Cult of Impium [pack idea!] Aug 14, 2019 21:12:46 GMT -6
Post by Rogue on Aug 14, 2019 21:12:46 GMT -6
THE CULT OF IMPIUM; or The Imps
D E S C R I P T I O N
Impium (Latin, adj.): disloyal, godless, damned.
Impium is an anti-pack.
By all rights, it should not exist. It is a band of whoresons and harlots whose tainted souls have made them incompatible with the rest of the world. Those who find themselves amongst the imps must delight in the profane and detest the pious in order to survive.
Outside the pack, the imps are encouraged to inflict their worst selves upon the world. They are responsible only to themselves. They commit any sin, regardless of their rank in the pack.
Within the pack, however, all imps have both menial and cardinal tasks.
Each rank of imp is permitted a single Sin to act upon (their cardinal privilege); but this sin comes with a responsibility, too (their menial task).
Imps of lust, for example are permitted the freedom to fuck anyone they please within the pack, whether this manifests as rape, incest, adultery, etc. – but this comes with the responsibility of being the caretakers of all pups birthed within the pack. All pack members, every single rank, may commit all Sins outside of the pack. This is, in fact, encouraged.
Fetus (pack-born) and Oraculus are the ONLY ranks granted immunity from Sins being enacted upon them. All other ranks (which includes the Faustus, Cerberus, all Imps, non-pack-born pups, the Pious, and the Sanctus) are at the mercy of Sins. As always, though, this comes with the caveat that they must be capable of committing these Sins successfully. Failure to enact cardinal Sins within the pack has no impact on their rank, it is merely a privilege that they can exercise should they be willing and able. Failure to complete their menial tasks, however, will result in demotion or expulsion. Indulging in Sins outside of their rank will also result in demotion or expulsion.
S I N S
Sins of Lust: All irregular or immoral intercourse (rape, incest, adultery, etc.).
Sins of Greed: Theft, first dibs on all pack food supplies, cannibalism.
Sins of Wrath: Violence, sparring, acts of revenge.
Sins of Deceit: Lying, deception, poisoning, testing their concoctions on others.
B A S I C S
Members: Samson, Lilith, Baphomet, Beelzebub, Lyssa
Founding Member(s): Samson, Lilith, Baphomet, Beelzebub, Lyssa
T H E - U N H O L Y
FAUSTUS: The so-called leader of the rabble; the primary head; the embodiment of all sins and spirits. They are gifted with the ability to commit all cardinal Sins, and expected to contribute to all menial tasks. In addition to this, they must also be in communication a spiritual entity (a ghost, spirit, god, etc.)T H E - S I G H T E D
CERBERUS: The seconds-in-command; the remaining heads.One is the Cerberus of Desire, tasked with both sowing as much Desire in the world as possible and overseeing the Imps of Desire.
The other is the Cerberus of Chaos, tasked with sowing as much Chaos in the world as possible and overseeing the Imps of Chaos.
ORACULUS: Those gifted with the ability to communicate with a spiritual entity (a ghost, spirit, god, etc.). They are immune from Sins being enacted upon them, but they are also unable to commit any Sins within the pack. They are considered cursed and burdened by their Sight, but nonetheless their communications with their spiritual entity are highly regarded.T H E - I M P S - O F - D E S I R E
INCUBUS, male Imps of Lust: These members are able to commit any cardinal Sin of Lust, but their menial responsibility is the upbringing, care-taking, and nursing of ALL pups.T H E - I M P S - O F - C H A O S
SUCCUBUS, female Imps of Lust: These members are able to commit any cardinal Sin of Lust, but their menial responsibility is the upbringing, care-taking, and nursing of ALL pups.
AVARUS, Imps of Greed: These members are able to commit any cardinal Sin of Greed, but their menial responsibility is hunting. They must keep the pack well-fed, though they do have first dibs on their meals.
IRATUS, Imps of Wrath: These members are able to commit any cardinal Sin of Wrath, but their menial responsibility is the protection of the pack. Iratus may be strong and capable warriors able to both attack and defend should the need arise OR they may be wily scouts.T H E - P U R E
MALEFICUS, Imps of Deceit: These members are able to commit any cardinal Sin of Deceit, but their menial responsibilities are either to healing, story-telling. or spying.
FETUS: All pups either born within the pack or stolen to be raised in the pack. Natal pups are granted immunity from having Sins enacted upon them by ranking members. Non-natal pups are not granted this privilege.T H E - H O L Y
PIOUS: These are the unranked. Their souls are as clean as a whistle and they have not yet committed Sins.
SANCTUS: These are the slaves, toys, and playthings of the pack. They have either been captured as slaves, or have been demoted so far as to become Sanctus. The Sanctus have no rights due to their clear lack of malevolence. What piteous fools.