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The Devil's Brigade Part 18: Reckoning
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 Characters 

Abaddon, Father Peter
A religious leader who could preach "spiritual enlightenment or social inquisition". Balberith successfully manipulated Abaddon into keeping to the "straight and narrow". One of the six "men and women placed at critical crossroads" in the Time of Configuration.
Abatur, Praetor
A Cenobite who ran Leviathan's court. Abatur instructed Griot to attend the tribunal in order to record the outcome. He weighed the hearts of the Vasa Iniquitatis to judge their success. When Pinhead failed to appear, Abatur accused him of being a traitor and allowing chaos to win. He ordered Griot's death for supporting Pinhead. Abatur was ripped apart by Pinhead's chains.
Abigor
A tall female Cenobite with zips on the edges of her mouth and metal spikes in head head. One of the Vasa Iniquitatis, "charged with guiding the the humans down the path of discipline". She was assigned to Decourcy and led him to create a brutal dictatorship. Abigor secured a victory for order.

Alastor
A Cenobite, and the lover of Chalkis. His jihad against Leviathan was recorded on Griot's flesh.
Ancestors, Griot's
Griot's ancestor's also tattooed Hell's histroy on their flesh. Their skins now hang in his chamber.
Atkins
A muscular Cenobite with pale blue skin, and ammo rounds threaded through his torso. One of the Vasa Iniquitatis, "charged with guiding the the humans down the path of discipline". He was assigned to Lester and Jillian. He unleashed chaos and anarchy, resulting in a victory for chaos.

Balberith
An elderly female Cenobite with large glasses stitched into her face. One of the Vasa Iniquitatis, "charged with guiding the the humans down the path of discipline". She was assigned Father Abaddon. She led Abaddon to avoid radical change in the Church and instigate a "social inquisition".
Basilisk
A massive serpent with a humanoid body and head. Basalisk dances with Chidna at the centre of Hell, "symmetry had been the graceful fance", mirroring the order of Hell. In the Time of Configuration they began to tear each other apart, a savage "death waltz". With order gaining victory Basilisk and Chidna returned to their calm down.
Cenobites
Many Cenobites attended the tribunal to witness the fate of Hell. They were angered when Griot showed faith in Pinhead and, on Abatur's command, they ripped Griot apart. Pinhead claimed they shamed the order of Hell with their actions.

Chalkis
A Cenobite, and the lover of Alastor. Her jihad against Leviathan was recorded on Griot's flesh.
Chanard
A surgeon who cut "deep into the labyrinth of the human brain" and became a Cenobite. His story was recorded on Griot's flesh.
Chatterer
A Cenobite who attended the tribunal.

Chidna
A massive serpent with a humanoid body and head. Chidna dances with Basilisk at the centre of Hell, "symmetry had been the graceful fance", mirroring the order of Hell. In the Time of Configuration they began to tear each other apart, a savage "death waltz". With order gaining victory Basilisk and Chidna returned to their calm down.
Decourcy, Michael
A leader of an African nation that could have lead it "out of aparteid or into fascism". Abigor successfully manipulated Decourcy into creating a "strict regime of oppression". One of the six "men and women placed at critical crossroads" in the Time of Configuration.
Devil's Brigade
See Vasa Iniquitatis.

Elliot, Jillian
A white, female police officer, and Lester's partner. They could either be "examples for bringing ethnic groups together" or plunge "a metropolis into a fury of race riots". Atkins actions led to a violent riot and Jillian's death. One of the six "men and women placed at critical crossroads" in the Time of Configuration.
Face
A skinless Cenobite who wears flesh attached by staples. One of the Vasa Iniquitatis, "charged with guiding the the humans down the path of discipline". He was assigned to Leo Shabel. Face's direction of Leo's life "drove him to aimless murder" and a victory for chaos.
Favourite Son
See Pinhead

Flagellum
A large female Cenobite who wore little clothing and had pins inserted around her eyes. She slept at the centre of Hell, dreaming of order. She was awake in the Time of Configuration. She was angered when Abatur claimed Pinhead had betrayed them to chaos as he had promised her she would return to sleep. Flagellum noticed griot tattoo a victory for Pinhead and attacked him along with other Cenobites. She offered Pinhead a "glorious beating" to atone. After the Time of Configuration passed Flagellum returned to her sleep.
Frank, Uncle
The skinless Uncle of Kirstie who attempted to rape her. His story was recorded on Griot's flesh.
George, Lester
A black, male police officer, and Jillian's partner. They could either be "examples for bringing ethnic groups together" or plunge "a metropolis into a fury of race riots". Atkins actions led to a violent riot and Jillian's death. One of the six "men and women placed at critical crossroads" in the Time of Configuration.

Gioeli, Doctor Casey
A doctor who could have discovered an AIDS vaccine or accidently unleash "an even deadlier sickness". Pinhead allowed the deadlier virus to be unleashed knowing that it would allow her to uncover the key to her vaccine. One of the six "men and women placed at critical crossroads" in the Time of Configuration.
God of Suffering
See Leviathan
Griot
A hugely obese Cenoibte, covered in tattoos that tell the history of Hell. He wears a thong which has spikes outwards and inwards. His chamber is hung with the skins of his ancestors and his tools are made from his fathers bones. Abatur commanded him to attend the tribunal to record the results. Had had faith in Pinhead and tattooed the images of victory. Abatur ordered the other Cenobites to tear him apart.

Kirstie
A young innocent whose skinless Uncle attempted to rape her. Her story was recorded on Griot's flesh.
Leviathan
Also: God of Suffering
The God of Hell. Leviathan is a massive diamond that hovers above the Labyrinth. He gave thanks to Pinhead for the victory in the Time of Configuration.
Pinhead
Also: Favourite Son
A Cenobite with pins inserted into a grid on his head. Pinhead is the favourite son of Leviathan. One of the Vasa Iniquitatis, "charged with guiding the the humans down the path of discipline". He was assigned Doctor Casey Gioeli. He allowed her to unleash a deadly, chaotic virus, but left her with "a configuration of enzymes and proteins" that will lead her to the key to her vaccine. He did not attend the tribunal. When the Cenboites attached Griot, Pinhead appeared, demanding order. He attacked Abatur with his chains and explained his plan to the Cenobites. Leviathan thanked Pinhead for the victory in the Time of Configuration. Pinhead believed Gioeli would join him in Hell and hoped the "rest of her race" would soon follow.

Shabel, Leo
A activist who could clean up "an inner city jungle" or give in to a blood lust. Face drove Leo to aimless murder, a victory for chaos. One of the six "men and women placed at critical crossroads" in the Time of Configuration.
Vasa Iniquitatis
Also: Devil's Brigade
"Leviathan's hand-picked vessels of anger and inventors of the wicked arts", they were charged with leading six humans into victories for order during the Time of Configuration. The Vasa Iniquitatis was comprised of Pinhead, Atkins, Abigor, Balbeith and Face. The Vasa Iniquitatis, minus Pinhead, appeared in Leviathan's courtroom where their hearst were removed and weighed by Abatur to judge their results.

 Locations 

Chamber, Griot's
Griot's chamber in Hell where his ancestors remains were hung. Abatur visited Griot here to summon him to the courtroom.

Courtroom
Leviathan's courtroom in Hell, overseen by Abatur. It was here that the Vasa Iniquitatis were judged to see if chaos or order had won in the Time of Configuration. Cenobites gathered here to witness the results. It was here that Griot was torn apart for his supposed betrayal before Pinhead destroyed Abatur with chains.

Hell
Also: Labyrinth
A vast Labyrinth ruled by Leviathan. At its centre Basilisk and Chidna dance in a symmetry mirroring Hell. Hell was threatened by the Time of Configuration in which chaos threatened to destroy the harmony of the labyrinth.

Labyrinth
See Hell.

Vietnam
Atkins fought in the vietnam war before becoming a Cenobite.

 Things 

AIDS
definition
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Pinhead was sent to help Casey find a vaccine against AIDS.

Chaos
Also: Imbroglio
Chaos threatened Hell in the Time of Configuration. There were two victories for chaos. Casey's virus appeared to represent chaos but would eventually lead to a vaccine and a victory for order.

Crossroads
See Time of Configuration.

Death Waltz
The dance of Chidna and Basilisk became a "death waltz", marking the Time of Configuration. They were locked in a savage and bloody conflict..

Equinox
See Time of Configuration.

Hearts
The hearts of the Vasa Iniquitatis. Face, Balberith, Atkins and Abigor had their hearts removed and weighed to judge their success.

Imbroglio
See Chaos.

Jihad
A holy war waged by Alastor and Chalkis, "dedicated to killing old Gods, and deifying new ones". It was represented by a tattoo on Griot's flesh.

Judgement
The judgement of the Vasa Iniquitatis in the Time of Configuration in order to see if order or chaos was victorious.

Order
Leviathan desired to obtain order for Hell in the Time of Configuration. There were three victories for order.

Time of Configuration
Also: Crossroads, Equinox
An "infernal equinox" where chaos and order vye for "supremacy at a cosmic level". Six unsuspecting humans were "placed at critical crossroads" and chosen Cenobites had to guide them "down the path of discipline". There were two successes each for chaos and order presented in Hell's court. Pinhead appeared to have let chaos win, but had arranged events so that order would ultimately be victorious. Hell thus survived the Time of Configuration.

Tools
Griot's tools used in his tattooing. "Functional metal bonded to sharpened bone", they were made from the skeleton of Griot's father. His bones would eventually become the tools of his own spawn.

Tribunal
A tribunal was held to judge the Vasa Iniquitatis at the Time of Configuration, overseen by Abatur. Pinhead failed to appear and Abatur branded him a traitor.

Virus
A deadly virus unleashed by Casey after being manipulated by Pinhead. Although chaotic, the virus would eventually provide Casey with the key to her vaccine.

War Crimes
The actions of the Vasa Iniquitatis in the Time of Configuration. They were judged to see whether they favoured Hell or not.

 Timeline 

1992 The Vasa Iniquitatis are judged. Griot is killed when chaos appears to win. Pinhead claims victory for order and Hell.

 References 

Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Book 16: "The Devil's Brigade Part 18: Reckoning" by D.G. Chichester, Dan Lawlis, John Rheaume & Rich Parker


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