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Barachiel, General. (n.) A svargaduta field commander of the Order of Illuminati on Earth. Barachiel is an enormous figure, boisterous and warm. He reminds one of the fables of ale and battle-loving warriors. His appearance is earthy, forest dwelling type.
In the Cairngorms National Park, unseen by any human outside of the upper realms, rests Magnus Castle, the Illuminati stronghold. Magnus’s leader is a giant of legend: General Barachiel. A veteran of The Conflict, this seraphim was assigned the oversight of Earth. From his perch in Northern Europe, Barachiel is in charge of all satellite bases, strategically placed around the planet. Together, they comprise the UWOS of Earth.
General Barachiel is a savvy leader with a rich history of personal experiences that he draws on to make wise decisions. His beginnings are ancient, and thus shrouded by time. Since graduating from the Ordo Priori, he has served the Order of Terra with distinction. At the time of the conflict, he was its praefect. Loyalty won him his rising, and he was soon presented with his Earthly command.
Barachiel is a giant, even among Duta. His wide-figure is bulky with strong muscle, which he wraps in fine leathers and skins. His hair is thick and long, coarse waves. A full beard adorns his round face. The appearance he cuts is that of a wild-man.
Many underestimate the general due to a homely appearance, but those individuals miss that the mind does not require a fancy vessel to be a prized jewel. He has unknown powers, likely grown in strength with the years of his service. This fact is quite intimidating. Yet, Barachiel is a gentle seraphim. Warrior though he is, he prefers to nurture those in his care, as a warm hearted father would.
Thus, Barachiel is the perfect leader to oversee a vexatious human population. Their violence and pentiant for evil would test any duta, and have made their species less desirable for rising among the Aldars. In Barachiel’s eyes, he sees a species beset by the influence of Danava, targeted for Burning Down by these shades. His sense of what is happening among the human population is whip smart. The king is grateful for his insights and it has stayed his hand on many an occasion, when his council suggested heavy responses to draw humanity back into line.
Barachiel is adept with technology, as well as more physical resources. He believes in the necessity of both and trains his recruits accordingly. Thus, he may seem a hard taskmaster from the outside. In the end, his troops are survivors, with the best record across Samsara for remaining in secret and remaining in service.
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