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Old 12-01-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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The thread about the ethics of magic in the GURPS forum reminded me of something I'd noticed about the IN system/setting: Seraphim are the only beings in the universe for whom torture actually is a useful means of getting accurate information.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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Divine waterboarding? Heavenly "advanced interrogation techniques"? MWUH-HA-HA-HA!
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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Well, the only way to conceal info from a Seraph is to not say anything, so 'hit them until they answer' is a technically valid option.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Well, the only way to conceal info from a Seraph is to not say anything, so 'hit them until they answer' is a technically valid option.
As you and I have seen in our own campaign in the past. (Soldier of Infernal Fire being pressed by Seraph of Judgment. Not pretty.) Although in theory, a tricky enough Balseraph might be able to confuse the issue.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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Although in theory, a tricky enough Balseraph might be able to confuse the issue.
Any torture session with a Balseraph as the victim is much less an attempt at information-gathering than a mutual brainwashing battle. I suspect that with standard procedures in place the Balseraph almost always loses.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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The thread about the ethics of magic in the GURPS forum reminded me of something I'd noticed about the IN system/setting: Seraphim are the only beings in the universe for whom torture actually is a useful means of getting accurate information.
Jack Bauer is a soldier?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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Jack Bauer is a soldier?
Unless he's got a Seraph handler who's on hand (probably War or Judgment) on hand all the time, he's still not doing anything useful.
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Unless he's got a Seraph handler who's on hand (probably War or Judgment) on hand all the time, he's still not doing anything useful.
There's no song of truth? I'm not very well versed on In Nomine. Sorry.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #9
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To add to the scariness -- an Elohite assistant could predict which techniques will get the victim to give an answer at all (whether true or false is for the Most Holy to decide) and which ones would be fruitless.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #10
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There's no song of truth? I'm not very well versed on In Nomine. Sorry.
Nope. It's the Seraph Resonance that gives truth.
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