4. But ye--ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the LORD, But ye have turned away and spoken proud and hard words With your impure mouths against His greatness. Oh, ye hard-hearted, ye shall find no peace. Introdvction (IC) In the beginning, there was the Earth, and the Earth was lifeless and withovt form. And the LORD said, Let there be light, and there was light. After six days, the LORD said, Let Vs make man in Ovr image, and there was man, and the LORD divided men in twelve nations, and kept them by His side. Bvt the LORD saw that man was provd, and he spoke provd words, and he raised his hands against the LORD. Thvs, the LORD, wrathfvl and grief-stricken, raised His hand against man: and those were times ov darkness, and those were times ov grief. The LORD said vnto man: "Thov hast been provd, and hast spoken provd words, and raised yovr hands against the LORD. Thvs, Mine jvdgement shall lower itself against thee, for thov hast consorted with Satan and wecomed him into thine home, and thov hast done the works ov Satan, and thov hast strayed from the path ov righteovsness." 5. Therefore shall ye execrate your days, And the years of your life shall perish, And the years of your destruction shall be multiplied in eternal execration, And ye shall find no mercy. And in the first day the LORD sent vnto man a hail ov fire and blood, and a million ov millions perished, for they were set ablaze and drowned in blood; and in the second day, the LORD sent vnto man flood, and a billion ov billions perished, for they were washed away by the tide; and in the third day, the LORD sent vnto man pestilence and disease, and a billion and all their descendants perished, for they drank the poison ov the plagve; and in the fovrth day, the LORD sent vnto man darlmess, and a thovsand thovsands families perished, for their hearts were strvck by terror; and in the fifth day, the trvmpets ov Heaven were blown as men perished in woe; then the LORD sent vnto man a swarm ov locvsts, and the nations of man perished, for they were devovred by the insects; and in the sixth day, the LORD sent vnto man war, and the ones that were great among man perished, for they were slain by their brothers, and were taken to the darkness and to the fire and to the svlfvr; and in the seventh day, the LORD saw that man was vndone. 6. In those days ye shall make your names an eternal execration unto all the righteous, And by you shall all who curse, curse, And all the sinners and godless shall imprecate by you, And for you the godless there shall be a c͓͇ư̬͔̥r̷s̝̳̰̲̜ͅę̮̬. And the nations ov man fell before the wrath ov the LORD, and some fled away to the distant lands, and some were destroyed by His hand. Bvt the LORD was mercifvl with the sinners and he preserved the seed ov two, ov the nation ov Jvdah: one was male, and named Sodom, and one was female, and was named Gomorrah. Thvs, the LORD made them a new home, away from the Earth. There, men prospered and bvilt two great cities ov gold and stone, and they were steadfast to the LORD, and followed His commandments, and lived in joy. And there they lived in righteovsness, and those who sinned against the LORD were sent into the Prisons beneath the city, and the Angels ov the LORD watched over man. And it came to pass when the children ov man had mvltiplied that in those days were born vnto them beavtifvl and comely davghters. And some ov the Angels, the children ov the Heaven, saw and lvsted after them, and said to one another: "Come, let vs choose vs wives from among the children ov man and beget vs children." And those Angels took vnto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in vnto them and to defile themselves with them, and they tavght them charms and enchantments, and the cvtting ov roots, and made them acqvainted with plants. And there arose mvch godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrvpt in all their ways. B̨u͏͝t҉͟͡ ̶͏̸͜t̷̸́͘h̵̵̶͝e͘҉̴̴ ̷͢͠c̀͟o̵̡̨͢w̶̴̢̕a̸͞r͏̶̸͜d̡̧̛͠͡l҉y͠҉҉,̶҉͡͞ ͏̛t̡̛͝͠h̶̵̡̧͡e̸͠ ̴̸̡͏̵ư̸̧̢ǹ̴̴b̧́e̢͘͢l̡͏i̶̢̧͢e̷͟͞͠v̡͜͡í̷͠n̡͘͘͟g̸̕͢,̀͠ ̧̨t̛̕h̷̡é͡ ҉̕v̛͏į̧̀͢͠l͏͏e̸͡,̛͡͞ ̸̨̀͞҉t͏h͘͢è̷͏͝ ̵̸̧̀͞m̨͟͡u̸҉̀͘͞r̶͟͠d̷̡͜e̸̢͢͞r̨ę̨̀͠r҉̸̡s̵̀͢,̡͜ ̕t̸̀̕͝͡h͢͏è̷̛͝ ͜͝s҉̛҉e̕x̛͜͝u̵̧̢̡a̸҉̀͞l̨͞l̨̡̡̀ỳ ̷͜͟͠í̷̢͜m̵͜͢m̶̧ǫ҉̡́ŕ̵̨͢͟à̧͞͞l͞͠,̛͠ ̨͝t̸҉̛͟͠h̷̡̀͢ơ̶̸͘͝s̛͏͠e̷̡̨͘ ̸̡̢̡̨w̷͘͢ḩ̷̀͘͝ǫ̷ ̨͏̛͡ṕ͘͢r̢̧a̴̴͘͜c̀͘t̸͜͝i̶̡͠͝c̨̛͝͝é̢̛ ̧͡͡m̢͟͢͠a҉҉̷ǵ͜͝i̴̴͘ç̧̛̕͡ ̡̕͟͟͡ą̷r̸̀͞t͡͞s̵̛,̶̷̸̷̀ ̸̵̨͘t̷̨̛̕h̷̢̧̧è̢͟ ͡͏̸̨͜i̢̡̨̛ḑ̴̶́o҉̶̧̕͢l̡̨a̵̶̧̢t̶͠͝҉e̵̶r̢̛̛s̷̢̕͞͝ ̶͟a҉̕͞ņ̵̶͠͝d́͞ ̀á͡͞͝͠l̶̢͟͠l̶͡͞ ́̀͢͡l̀i̸͏̡́͠a̶͜ŗ̴͘͜s̕̕-͘-̶̵̨͘͟t͜͟h͏̢e̵͏̸͢͟y̧͜͞ ̨́͞͏w̸̨̕͜͡i͟͡҉ĺ͟͟͏͡l̀͏͠ ̶̧͞͞b́͜͞͠e̶͟͡҉̀ ҉̨c̶̴̀o̷͝͏̨n̴̷̡̕ś̛̀͜͟i̶̵̕͢͟g͘͘͢҉n̨̛̕͞e̵d̷̕͡ ̴͘t̷̢͜ớ̢͜ ̷̧͞t̷̸̨̢̧h̡̛͘e̕͜͠͝ ̵̕͠͠f̛̀͢͠i̷̴͏̀͏e͘͟͠r̴̢̀ý̧͘ ̵̴̸ĺ͝͡a͢ķ̢e̡̛͟͜ ҉̀o̷̸̸͢͡f҉҉̢ ̡͜b͡ú̴̀͏r̷̶̛͝n̶̨i̷͡n͏҉̶ǵ͏͝͡ ͏͡҉s̷͜u̸͝l̸͢f̀͞u͏̢̕̕͢r̸̸̡̡̀.҉̴̧̛͝ And these are the names ov the sinfvl Angels: Samyaza, their leader, who tavght man enchantments, and root-cvttings; Araqiel, who tavght man the signs ov the earth; Kokabiel, who tavght men the constellations; Ezekiel, who tavght men the knowledge ov the clovds; Baraqel, who tavght man astrology; Armaros, who tavght man the resolving ov enchantments; Shamsiel, who tavght men the signs ov the Svn; Sariel, who tavght men the signs ov the Moon; last was Azazel, greatest in sin, who tavght men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals ov the earth and the art ov working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the vse of antimony, and the beavtifying ov the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colovring tinctvres. And the davghters ov man became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thovsand ells; who consvmed all the acqvisitions ov man. And when man covld no longer svstain them, the giants tvrned against them and devovred mankind. Thvs mankind strayed from righteovsness, and tvrned to worship idols ov gold, and committed sin against their brothers, and vsed the giants to wage war against their brothers. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devovr one another's flesh, and drink the blood. And when the LORD saw this, and he saw that the children ov man were waging war vpon each other and raised their hands vpon each other and the LORD, He became wrathfvl. t̶̸̛ḩ̧͢é͘y̶̸̛͏,͝҉̷̡͝ ̡̡͠t̡͘҉̛o̢͏̀͘o̸̡̨,̵̡͘͢͡ ̧͠w̴̸͜í͢͏l̵̨͞l̸̡̧̀͜ ̴̀͜͝͞d̛҉r͢͢͟ì̵̸̢͟ń̸́͢k͏̛ ̶̢̀͘t̴̡h́͞e̛͘͢ ̡́ẃ̧͝҉i̷͏̴n̢̨͝͡e̶͏̴ ̴ó̵f̛͏̶̴ ̵҉̡͡G̸͠o̴̴d̷̶̵̕͞'̀̕͡͞s͏̧͡ ̷̴͜f̧͡u҉r͏̢y̡,͘͘͡͞ ̶̧̛͢ẃ́͘͞h̴̶̨̨́í̸c̛̀͜h̷̛͞ ̴̵͢͝͝h̕̕á̸̡̨͝ś̡̛͠ ̵̶̕b͘͟é̷́͜ę̶̛̀n̶̛͞ ̕p̨̕o̶̸̢̢͝ư̧͞r̷҉͘͜͢e͟͏d̴̴̨ ̴͜͝͠f̶̨̀͢͞ư̵͝l̷͟l̶̵͟ ̸͠s̸͘͟͝t̛͡r̸̵̷͝e̴̛҉̀n҉̧͘ģ̡͘͢͞t̷҉̡h̸͢ ̴͜i̸̷̸͘͝ń̷̸͡t̷̷̨͞͡ờ̵̴̕ ̨̛͘͡t̶̵͘̕h҉҉̡͠e̢̕ ̸̸̸̡̀c̨̧u̧p͜ ͡͏͜o͜f̸́͏͟ ̷̛̀ḩ̷͟i҉͟͟s͜҉ ̸̛ẁ̧̢̧͜r̵a̧͢t̶̕h̨̕.͏̨͢ ̴҉T͏̶̕͟h̶̀è̕͡y͝͡ ̀̕ẁ̸̛̕i̷̕ĺ̷̷͢l̴̨̛̀͝ ́b̀͢͜͡͏é͡͏ ̶̴̸t̢͜͞o̵̷̡͘r͏̡m̷̵̢e̴͢͏͢n͡t̵̶̀e̵͘͠d́̕͢ ̀͘w̸̡i̶̡t̀̕h̨͟ ̸̷̀͞b̶̡͜u͘͜͟ŕ̸̨̕͢n͢͡i҉͠͡n̛͏͟͝͞g̴̴̡͠ ͞͠͏̢̕s̛͝͝u͘҉̡͠l̢͟f̵̧ư̛r҉̕҉́ ̛́͟͏i̶̡̢̧̕n̶̷͢͟͠ ͘͏̶͟t̴̴̢͜͜ḩ̕e͏̷̢ ͟͜͠p̡̢̧̛͠ŕ͘͡e͜͢ś̸̨͜͞e͟͟͜n̛͠͡c̶͠͏̵e̶̡͡͞͡ ̢́͏͏͏o͘͝͠͏f̸̡́͘͘ ̸̛́̀͝t̶̨͡͝h͏̸̀e̢͢͢͏ ̷̸̷́͢h́͢͡͞ǫ͏̵ļ̷̛y̶̡͘͟͝ ̨á̡͘͢ń̡̢͘͝g҉̸è͞l̶̶͢͟͡s̸͢͝͞ ͏̵̶͘a͜ń͠d̶̢҉͘ ̷̡̨͘͞o͏͞f͘̕͢͡ ̴͢͝t͞҉h͠ȩ̵̨̕͝ ́̕͢͡L̡̧̡̧͞a̷͟͠m̴̀͢͞b͟͠.̶̡͡ The LORD thvs said to the sinfvl men: "For thine sins, I shall smite thee, and I shall erase thee from Mine kingdom; I had offered thee a house and a kingdom, but thov still sinned; and now thov shall find no rest, and no mercy". Thvs, the LORD sent His Angels from Heaven to bring death to man, and they smote him wherever they fovnd him. And the corpses ov those who were fallen still roam the halls ov Sodom and Gomorrah, twisted creatnres ov madness. And those who were the greatest in sin, they were thrown to the pits below, and chained thrice and then thrice more, and there will remain, vntil the day ov the Great Consvmmation. The LORD thvs said to the giants: "Thov, Nephilim, are not creatvres ov me, and ye do proceed from me; thvs, ye are withovt light, and drowned in sin." Thvs, the LORD sent His Angels from Heaven, and they led the Giants to the darkness below, to the caves beneath Sodom and the ravines beneath Gomorrah, and there they imprisoned them. The LORD thvs said to the Angels who had committed sin: "Trvly, thov art the greatest ov the sinners. For thov hast strayed from the path, the trve path, and shall receive none ov my glory. Mine hand will smite thee and thine power shall be as sand, and the strength ov thine arms shall be as straw which, when smote, is broken. For thine sins, thov shalt be delivered vnto mine hand." Thvs, the LORD sent His Angels from Heaven, and they brovght them before Him, and in His wrath he tore their wings from their bodies, and sent them deep into the Abyss beneath the Earth, where there is dark and fire and svlfvr, and in the deepest pit, Dvdael, he cast down Azazel, who is the greatest ov sinners. And the LORD saw this, that it was good. Introduction (OOC) What is Judah? Judah is a RP campaign based on Judeo-Christian mysticism and mythology (in particular on the Book of Enoch), with influences from the cosmic horror genre. What is the setting? The campaign takes place in the former cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, now ruins floating in an endless darkness, and the abyss (Abaddon) that opens below, between the two cites. The ruins of the cities are stalked by the hideous monsters that were once man, before the divine punishment that utterly destroyed the cities. More terrible abominations can be found as the abyss is further descended: there lay the resting places of the Nephilim, and even farther below, the eternal prisons of the Fallen Angels. What kinds of characters will be available for players to play? What will their goal be? The players will impersonate sinners who have been imprisoned long ago in the Prisons beneath the cities, and just now freed by a mysterious entity, which has informed them that the two cities are about to be utterly annihilated. The player's goal will simply be that to escape. Character sheet template in next post.