3.11 CELESTIALS AND SORCERY
As should be expected, there is
great enmity between celestials and sorcerers.
For the sorcerers seek to enslave these mighty
creatures at every turn, binding them to their own
selfish wills. Both
angel and demons alike are forced to performs task that
are sometime meaningless, sometimes demeaning, and often
counter to their very nature
Once bound, they are helpless to resist the
must follow is orders exactly, but will find a way to
thwart his plans if the instruction are even the merest
Many angels have witnessed
themselves committing unthinkable act while in this
They are aware of all that is going on around
them, but can do nothing to resist the will of the
though, this sense of helplessness pertains only to the
task they were directly charged to do.
All other matters remain under their control
during the binding duration.
For demons things are simple. If the sorcerer lets his guard down for even a moment
(leaving the summoning circle before completing all the
elements that will protect him) the demon will lash out
at him, killing the magical practitioner without a
Angels, on the other hand, have a much deeper
moral bind. Even
if given the chance, they will resist against killing
the sorcerer. For
killing any child of clay is against laws of the
Almighty and will incur a loss of grace.
Still, angels forced to commit horrible affronts
to God while under a sorcerer's grasp are sometime
unable to restrain themselves from lashing out at their
Any acts an angel commits while
bound to a sorcerer are not subject to the normal rules
for losing grace. Therefore,
an angel ordered to kill a child of clay while in this
state will not lose grace for this action. This has no
bearing on demons, for whom grace is irrelevant.
Celestials are quite perplexed when it comes to the Almighty's stance on the wretched practice of Sorcery. Though the sorcerers use these mystical rights to perpetrate heinous acts on their own kind, He affords them the same protection as any other child of clay. In fact, the Almighty has ensured that the art of ceremonial magic has continued through the ages (and there were a number of times when it was on the verge of being snuffed out). No angel in Heaven has yet come up with a reasonable answer for this.