Symphonic Slang

Have you ever been playing some new RPG, having a great time and really getting into it...and then sat back and realized, "Drek! This game's wiz, but the lingo's for the beeps."

No? Well, that's probably just because to have thought that, you'd have had to mix slang from a couple of different games anyway, which is almost as bad as mixing metaphors. I know *I* have, and the game it happened in most recently was Steve Jackson Game's In Nomine. So, for anyone running one of those layed-back Demons or kick-butt Angels who's given up the thees and thous for something a little more modern, here's a small sampling of slang terms for In Nomine...(which, oddly enough, all work fine in the Angelic tongue, but don't convey well in Demonic. Hm.)

Meatbag:

Vessel

Meatpuppet:

Host
(ie. a human occupied by a Kyrio, Shedite, or the Song of Possession.)

Side-Order:

Spare Vessel
(whether or not it's in a body bag)

Rocky Horror:

Archangel David, or any Servitor thereof.

Nixon:

Balseraph

Golden Lab:

Cherub

Bulldog:

Djinn

Puppylove:

Djinn or Cherub Attunement

Polly:

Seraph
(this is derived both from the polygraph, and from their tendancy to parrot the party line.)

Hippychick:

Novalis, or any Servitor thereof...regardless of preferred gender

Bookworm:

Kronos, or any Servitor thereof

Dilberts:

Servitors of Lightning
(the inference of Jean as "Pointy Haired Boss" is left unstated)

Mannequin:

Elohite

Gag:

An express order against causing Disturbance

Clementine:

Any Corporeal Song
(ie. "folk music")

Jock:

Any Celestial with an emphasis on Corporeal Forces

Airhead:

Any Celestial with an emphasis on Ethereal Forces

Sounding Board:

A Celestial with an emphasis on Celestial Forces
(because they tend to Resonate so well...)

Snob Hill:

Heaven

Snoop:

Litheroy and any Servitor thereof. Also Asmodeus and any Servitor thereof.

The Dump:

Hell

Scatterbrain:

Kyriotate

Uptown:

A Divine tether

Downtown:

An Infernal tether

No Vacancy:

A human occupied by a Shedite

Roach:

A Shedite
(Between these two, many Shedim now refer to humans in general as `Roach Motels', but it hasn't caught on with the other Bands and Choirs.)

Rent:

Any Dissonance condition that must be fulfilled regularly, such as the Shedite need to corrupt, or Servitors of Gabriel's to punish

Do Lunch:

Any attempt to summon Haagenti; loosely applied to summoning other Superiors, as well

First Cup of Coffee:

The Dawn Essence gained by Angels

Nightcap:

The Dusk Essence gained by Demons

Heart Transplant:

To be `on loan' to another Superior

Heart Attack:

To go Renegade

Pusher:

Any Demon actively trying to `recruit' Angels
(from the term "Tripping" as a reference both to Outcasts and LSD)

Top Banana:

Kobal

Banana Peel:

Any Servitor of Kobal

Mime:

A Human
(for the silence of their actions in the Symphony)

Migraine:

Trauma

Numbskulls:

Malakim
(specifically, built off Migraine, since they don't get 'em. This term isn't used around Malakim much. At least, no one who's tried it has yet recovered from their own Migraine to report on how the Malakim took it.)

Hallelujah:

Any big Divine Disturbance
(+10 or more)

Laryngitis:

Being completely out of Essence

Autumn:

The time of the Fall

Well, that's all for now. Maybe I'll do a follow up. Maybe I won't. That's for Yves to know, and you to find out. Nyah.
'Course, if you've got a couple, drop us a note... it'd sure help skew the odds.


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