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Old 03-20-2008, 07:33 PM   #3
Rocket Man
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Default Re: Quick question

Originally Posted by robkelk
I'm not aware of anything canonical for Vegas...

Hmmmmm... it's primarily marketed as a gambling city where you can "win it big". That points towards Mammon, the Demon Prince of Greed, having a major presence there.

It's also marketed as a place to come and see the floor shows - music, stage magic, and so on. That gives a reason for both Nybbas, Demon Prince of the Media, and Eli, Archangel of Creation, to like the city. (Doubly so in Nybbas' case, since the marketing itself supports the Media.) Some of those floor shows are "adult" in nature, which brings in Andrealphaus, Demon Prince of Lust.

Like many large cities in the US southwest, it's a small patch of greenery in the middle of a desert. Novalis, Archangel of Flowers, may have a small presence in Vegas.

Putting all of that together... this version of the In Nomine Las Vegas is definitely in the Infernal camp, but not completely so. The Superiors who have an interest in the city tend to avoid violence, so it isn't a physical battlefront between Heaven and Hell; instead, it's a place where subtler Celestials can work to good effect.

(And feel free to use my Impudite of Lust who's often seen in Vegas, as an NPC...)
I'd agree that Vegas is probably in the Infernal camp, but I think Christopher, the Archangel of Children, has been trying to make a flanking attack. Over the last decade, Las Vegas has been trying to position itself less as "Sin City" and more as "Family Friendly." It's got a ways to go, but it could wind up biting the Media demons in the tail.
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