Hello! I am very pleased to commandeer the crack_van
and take you on a delicious ride to
damnation and beyond; I have sworn it
Terre d'Ange! I have struggled with how much detail to go into, because pretty much anything past the first book is guaranteed to be spoilerific, but thank goodness we have lj-cuts and spoiler tags.
These are my very favorite books and my very favorite fictional world! Bear with me as I wax poetic, which is actually fairly canon.Basic PremiseAlternate medieval France where the inhabitants are descended from angels and a masochistic courtesan must save the realm.
(Lots of kink. Very LGBT and BDSM friendly.)Backstory
When Yeshua ben Yosef hung dying on the cross, his blood ensanguined the earth's soil and mixed with the Magdalene's tears. From the womb of the Earth sprang Blessed Elua, a first overlooked and then cherished angel whose sacred precept is Love as thou wilt
And this he did. He traveled the world, with flowers springing up in his footsteps and animals coming to dote upon him. Various nations reacted in various ways – fear, apathy, treachery. Several angels really dug his happy free-love vibe and left heaven to wander with him. Naamah, who laid down with kings to free Elua from captivity and then lay with commoners to feed him; Kushiel, punisher of hell who loved his charges too much and was drawn to Elua's sacred precept; Azza, full of pride; Anael, who brought husbandry to the people; Shemhazai who brought knowledge; Camael the warrior; Eisheth the healer; and Cassiel, the Perfect Companion who, alone among the fallen angels, maintained the One God's traditions but protected Elua out of a sense of duty that even the One God had forgotten.
Cassiel alone remained chaste and acted as Elua's bodyguard. The rest Loved as thou wilt
across the land, dividing up France and begetting pseudo-angelic offspring until the One God and Earth called them off to the Terre d'Ange beyond.( The Books – a breakdown of three trilogies. )( Characters & Fanfic-Favorite Pairings )Fandom Links!eluaschildren
All fic, all the timekushiel_trilogy
Kushiel discussion communitykushielexchange
Fic & art exchange community that is just getting started. Jump in now!night_court
A little dead at the moment, but a Night Court sorting community. I'm a mod there.Jacqueline Carey
- Author websiteRod & Weal
- Great info on the books. Used to be just a reference, but looks like they've added RP now.Kushiel's Legacy WikiKushiel RPG
and Kushiel RPG – OOC list
- Kushiel Roleplaying Game! Play-by-email; original characters. Disclaimer: This one's mine! Has just been rebooted for a new game. Come on in! Set 200 yrs before Dart takes place, so that's really the only one you need to have read.Edited to add:kushielsorting
- Noble House (as opposed to Night Court) sorting communityFuckYeahKushielsLegacy
- TumblrNight's Doorstep