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|Henry Fuseli (17411825) The Awakening of the Fairy Queen Titania Date 1775-1790|
Orginally from The Book of Fiends
Designed By Aaron Loeb, Erik Mona, Chris Pramas, and Robert J. Schwalb
Patron of the Tents and Tabernacles of the Daughters
Layer: The Cathedral Thelemic
Areas of Concern: Sexual perversion, prostitutes, taboos, exploration
Domains: Chaos, Evil, Pleasure, Trickery
Favored Weapon: Whip
Devotees of the demon prince
Socothbenoth follow a philosophy that urges exploration and exploitation of
sexual taboos as the truest manifestation of natural law. According to their
increasingly popular views, that which feels good is good, simply because nature
wills it sono sexual fetish can be wrong if it brings pleasure to the
person indulging in it. Taboos, as strictly mortal inventions, are to be cast
away as blights on the face of nature, an almighty force that governs even the gods themselves. Do what thou wilt
shall be the whole of the law, according to Socothbenoths lurid
litany. While his followers generally value the consent of their partners (perhaps
to make their beliefs more attractive to would-be fellows), Socothbenoth himself
has no such pretensions. As patron of prostitutes and perversion, the demon
prince occasionally gives his followers a push in the direction of sublime pleasures
that involve crimes such as murder and molestation. Boiled to its core, Socothbenoths
teachings praise the ecstasy of his followers. Everyone else is just so much
Socothbenoth appears as
a handsome, rakish human man with long brown hair and pure white skin. A pair
of donkey ears (replete with piercings) jut straight up from the sides of his
head, and his face seems perpetually marked by a knowing, seductive smirk. The
demon prince prefers to dress lightly in riding boots and leather pants, eschewing
shirts to show off the six immense barbells piercing his chest horizontally
in a single vertical row. His long, rounded fingernails seem manicured specifically
to tease, and an abnormally long tongue occasionally slips out from between
his lips, giving him the appearance of a salacious snake. Socothbenoth is known
by many names, including Succor-Beloth and Succorbenoth. Nocticula, the sultry
Princess of Moonlight, spends a great deal of time at Socothbenoths side.
The demon prince knows her both as a sister and as a lovertogether the
two push the limits of depravity in private while presenting a unified, powerful
alliance to their numerous enemies.
A peaceful idyll of sparse
forest makes up the bulk of Socothbenoths private Abyssal demesne. Mockingbirds
trill innocuous songs as they flutter from tree to tree, stretching their colorful
wings in the welcoming light of a warm sun. Small clearings mark the woodland here and there, their
soft beds of flowers giving comfort to young lovers fumbling at each others
clothes. No demons inhabit this outer landscape, and souls and the living alike
dwell together in a handful of towns scattered throughout the layer. A towering
edifice dominates the center of the forest, giving a name to the whole domainthe
Cathedral Thelemic. Decked out with the iconography of dozens of good-aligned
religions, the so-called Church of Free Will is home to thousands
of entrapped souls whose attempts to slake their sexual thirst in life consigned
them to an eternity in the Abyss. Under the tutelage of a priesthood
made up of succubi and incubi, and under the gaze of impassive stone angels,
the souls spend every minute of every day indulging in the most prurient proclivities
imaginable. No distinction is made between dominant and submissive, violator
and violated. The souls have until multiversal oblivion to work out their kinks,
and in the eternity of the Cathedral Thelemic, everyone assumes every role eventually.
are difficult to classify. Most view their faith as an intensely personal matter,
often because they first discovered hints of the demon princes agenda
scribbled in the margins of surreptitiously purchased books of erotic poetry
or collections of pornographic woodcuts. Streetwalkers turn to Socothbenoth
as a compassionate and approving father figure who views them not just as children,
but as prophets of a new age of unbridled expressionism and limitless pleasures.
frequently turn to allied thaumaturges, whose curative spells ease their sacred
mission. Enlightened followers spread the word of the Patron of the Tents and
Tabernacles of the Daughters, enticing new members to the movement with fetching
pouts and nimble tongues. Nature, they claim, honors their indulgences, giving
pleasure in return. Socothbenothans (sometimes for fear of reprisal after death)
honor the infallibility of natural law above the decrees of the gods, disdaining
any who would place morality in the way of sexual fulfillment.
To regain his spells, a thaumaturge in service to Socothbenoth must achieve sexual release, either alone or with a partner. Thereafter, he must defile a page torn from the religious canon of a lawful good deity, fold it into an occult symbol, and thrust it into a hermetically prepared fire. At the end of the hour-long ritual, the thaumaturges complement of spells is replenished.
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