Okay, so as of the last log I posted (and, curse it, I know there's more, including a 666 on Hiram -- because if God gets Liriel, Lucifer wants a Malakite in exchange, I guess -- but I don't know where that file is anymore...): http://www.prismnet.com/~arcangel/GamingWarStories/SSO/SSO207.html
So. Kathriel had apparently faked out the Game by pretending to be Just This Wordbound, while actually having been elevated to Archangel of Sculpting. After enduring enough abuse in the Halls of Loyalty, down in Hades, that Asmodeus really thought he could twist her wings and screw up her brain to make her Game-obedient... She unfolded her Forces, tore off some of his, did a number on his celestial and corporeal forms, and ran up to the Desire nightclub -- which did not survive the experience.
After a bit of time to recover, she hatched a plot with Andrealphus... Yeah, that Andrealphus, the Prince of Lust, ex-Love, whose Word had once started to pain him because Kathriel had been doing her... yeah, I think Damndest is the right term... to make him care about her.
Why? Because what was the last thing he did when his Word pained him? He ran away from it.
(Basically, Lilith is feeling somewhat twitchy about all the feathered wings around, and so few princes. General Garg isn't willing to be Word-bound yet, let alone elevated; she'll probably get there, but it's like pushing a particularly recalcitrant boulder uphill. Mnason is going to be elevated any day now. She'd like to snag a Prince.
Kathriel would like to destroy the Word of Lust. Kathriel and Lilith made a Deal... This is where the whole Desire Nightclub thing started.)
Anyway, the plot is: Andre will "capture" Kathriel, while Asmodeus is still weakened from their fight and looking, celestially, rather more like a Cherub than he should. Asmodeus will probably assume that Kathriel is going to pull exactly the same stunt: wait till Andre has his guard down, molesting his prize with Force-to-Force Word overrun, then try to kill him. This will leave Lust badly wounded, and Azzie can simply have some of his people (and possibly Baal's as well...) watching for the fireworks, and move in on the crippled "softie" Prince afterward, nailing him for consorting with angels more than he should. With real luck, he'll be able to move in early, calling in Baal and/or Belial for muscle, and be able to rend Kathriel Force from Force, as well.
Because there's no way that a Malakite Archangel, spawned from Creation, could join with the Impudite Prince of Lust (Creation's greatest enemy, and a DEMON), and intermingle their Forces enough to channel his Word's power through her Word's finesse, and yoink approximately one third of Shal-Mari out of Hell and land it in Shangri-La.
No way. No freakin' way. No way in... WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING AND WHY IS THERE A GIANT CRATER IN SHAL-MARI THAT NONE OF BAAL, BELIAL, OR VAPULA PUT THERE?
...I gotta get to bed early-ish and haven't done my daily self-post yet. I need to remember to do the contintuation stuff instead of just catch-up. This is catch-up.