Makatiel was an Elohite of Light who was created after the Fall by Lucifer, and after many years of dedicated service and excellent objectivity, he was granted the Word of his choice by the Seraphim Council, becoming the Archangel of Life and leader of the House of Peace.
Makatiel is one of the most powerful Elohim in existence, as his Word draws upon the forces of the corporeal plane and it's inhabitants. He has dedicated himself to promoting life and better living, and to the destruction of all undead. He works to fight the minions of Azrael, Skulker Demon Prince of Life, his opposite number, and to stop the destruction the other Princes promote.
Makatiel seems to contradict his position as leader of the House of Peace with his desire to destroy undead, but he firmly holds the True belief that the undead are a desecration of the corporeal and the Symphony, and they must be removed from the earth, lest more and more of them spawn. Thankfully, being the stronger of the two, Makatiel does not suffer nearly as much Word-friction as Azrael does from sharing the Word of Life, but he and his Servitors are always in conflict with the minions of the Demon Prince.
On the corporeal plane, Makatiel always appears as either a very old man or woman, with no hair, sagging skin and a slow gait, but his eyes shine with unlimited vigor. In celestial form, he looks like a green-skinned Elohite, and wherever he steps, plant life springs up around his feet.
To corporeally kill anything that has Forces and is alive, intentionally or by direct accident. Angels of Life may not kill even demons in vessels. Celestially killing is not dissonant, but still frowned upon unless there was dire need. Note however, that the undead do -not- count as being alive...
CHOIR ATTUNEMENTS (Lifebringers, Ressurectors, Martyrs, Makatielites)
The Most Holy who serve Makatiel may bring things back from the dead, as long as it's not human, has less than 5 Forces, and did not die of natural causes. This includes plants. For every Force that the target possesses, the Seraph must spend one Essence. So to bring back a 3 Force animal, the Seraph would have to spend 3 Essence. In addition, this must be done within the subject's Corporeal Forces hours of the death. If used on an undead, it will cause Body hits equal to 3 times the amount of Essence spent. This ability can be used on corporeal creatures only; it cannot bring back those who have suffered soul death...
When a Guardian of Life attunes to a human, they may spend Essence equal to the Forces of their attuned plus 4 to create a powerful lifeline. The attuned of the Cherub cannot suffer corporeal death as long as the Cherub themselves are still alive and attuned to them. The attuned can be mangled, hurt and nearly torn to pieces, but will stay together at a minimum of one Body hit. This connection lasts for the Cherub's Corporeal Forces in minutes, and can only be used once a day.
The Wheels of Life live true to their name- they have an intrinsic understanding of the circle of life and death. With a Perception roll and 4 Essence, the Ofanite may look at one person and know when they were born, how well they have lived, and how much longer until they estimatively die, barring celestial interference. Note that if it is a celestial in a vessel, the Ofanite will receive their Role's information, or if the celestial has no current role, a blank slate.
When these Elohim touch a dead body, they will know the last emotion the soul felt before it went on it's final journey, and get a brief flash of what caused the subjects death ("by water" or "by weapon"). Note that if the Elohite touches an undead, he will get the final emotion before the ceremony began, and the cause of death will be listed as "by supernatural means"!
You would think there would be a lack of Malakim in Makatiel's service. Not true. While not exactly rushing to his service, a decent number of Virtues are in Life's organization. When a demon directly threatens the life of a human, the Malakite can add her Corporeal Forces to any weapon skill she uses against the demon, in order to subdue him. You would be surprised about how many Malakim get off on the feeling of thrashing a demon with a wiffleball bat, to within an inch of his life, and then turning him over to the Malakim of Valor or Fury. And then watching.
Gifters of Life automatically sense Needs that would serve to directly better the physical well-being of the target.
These Kyriotates can possess dead bodies, and this will restore the corpse to the condition it was in right before it died. When the Kyriotate abandons the body, it will return to it's "normal" state. Note that the Kyriotate will not incur dissonance if the host is killed or left in poor condition.
Already able to sense to intricate webs that flow through the lives of an individual, these Friends can also now use their resonance on the very essence of life, and determine the relations and well being of an ecosystem and the creatures that live within it.
The reproductive power of the Grigori extends itself to all things when they serve Life. These Grigori get the Corporeal Song of Life at a level equal to their Corporeal Forces when starting play.
Spirits who serve Makatiel may start play with one free vessel at a level equal to their Corporeal Forces. Also, when they die and go into Trauma, they do not suffer from Force loss from failed Will rolls. If the vessel is lost, it will take considerable work on the ethereals part to convince Makatiel to grant them a new one.
With a successful Will roll, the angel may actively sacrifice their own vessel in order to sustain the life of another celestial's vessel. When the Will roll is made, a link is created between the angel and his target. When his target suffers vessel-death, they will immediately revive to full Body hits, and the angel who used the attunement vessel will dissipate, and he will go back to his Heart.
For 3 Essence, the angel may create a sphere of pulsing light that burns undead away. Any undead within range of the angel and the sphere (which stays overhead the angel) will suffer one Body hit every combat round until they cover themselves with a thick, opaque material, or leave the area of the sphere. The sphere lasts for the angel's Celestial Forces in minutes. This is actually a joint attunement made by Lucifer, Makatiel, and Saminga to combat the problem of undead, and is freely given out to both Servitors of Light and Transcendence, but remains in the domain of Life (Servitors of Light and Transcendence may take this attunement for 5 points, instead of the usual 10 for a non-Superior attunement).
For 1 Essence, the angel may make any birth that he helps with be painless and without complications. The child will still be born with any deformities he had, but will come out cleanly, with no risk to the mothers health.
Vassal of Health
With a Perception roll, the angel can see the current physical condition of someone he is looking at. This is indicated by an aura around the target. White indicates perfect health; green means good, yellow means some damage, orange means severe damage, and red means fatal damage. Undead will have an aura also, but it will be tinted with blackness.
Friend of the Corporeal
The angel now has an aura of powerful Life around him, and everything in his vicinity will be affected by this. If the angel in near any human who is dying of unnatural causes, the human will stay on the verge of death until they are treated, or are damaged even further. This does not make the human immune to death- it only stops them from dying of whatever hurt them. If someone actively attacks the human, he can still be killed. Note also that wherever the angel goes, dying plants and animals will seem to spring back to life and good health, and the undead will become -very- uncomfortable.
Master of Life
Eternally bound to the power of Life, these angels no longer suffer Trauma, or even the problem of corporeal death! When killed, these angels will automatically assume celestial form instead of going to their Heart. They may automatically ascend to Heaven without disturbance (this must be done immediately or the effect is lost), jump to another vessel they have in a bodybag, or stay in celestial form.
Allied: Genubath, Saminga
Associated: Fleurity, Lucifer, Vapula
Hostile: Belial, Baal, Valefor
-Save someone's life
-Raise a garden
-Assist a birth
-Put an undead to "rest" (+2 Essence)
CHANCE OF INVOCATION: 1
Makatiel is not around much; the mighty Elohite has the whole world to attend to. Servitors of Life are expected to keep people alive and safe from celestial harm, kill undead with extreme prejudice, and keep Servitors of Death from doing bad things. It's a fine line they walk, but with the aid of the angels of Saminga and Genubath, it's a little easier.
+1 Anything with one Corporeal Force
+2 100 or more living people
+3 A ritual to turn a living being undead
+4 A human with 4 or more Corporeal Forces
+5 The congregation of 100 or more undead
+6 A dying Superior