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Raysiel
Raysiel
Dominion
Raquia
Chronology
Chapter X: The Key of Tears
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Raysiel is the guardian Power of Raquia. He's the demon of internment, with the powers of imprisonment and freedom. His pseudonym, thus, is the "Judge" or "Jailer",[1] respectively. He rules from a tower in the centre of a puzzling hedge labyrinth, which only very few have been able to solve. The traveller must be in possession of Aelf's Dagger otherwise Raysiel won't grant him passage to the Realm of Raquia in the first place.

AppearanceEdit

KeyofTearsCutScene

Key of Tears

An unsourced document which was rescued from the Iranian merchant ship Condor in the 14th century describes his appearance as such:

He usually appears as a tall man wearing black, the sound of chains and keys heralding him. His true form is only disclosed to those who he keeps as prisoners in his tower until Judgment Day: A monstrous humanoid with skeletal wings protruding from his temples. How this description could have actually been reported, however, is unknown.

A hint as to this alleged 'true' form is given by the Key of Tears which is adorned with a head to which are affixed two wings.

NameEdit

The word Raysiel is reminiscent of the name of an Archangel associated with Jewish mysticism, Raziel (Hebrew רזיאל "Secret[s] of God"), who is identified as "Keeper of Secrets" and the "Angel of Mysteries"[2]. Supporting our speculation that Raysiel could infact be Raziel is the belief that he, under the alternate name Galizur ("Revealer of the Rock"), is the "ruling prince of the 2nd Heaven"[3], id est Raquia.

Apart from these musings, the name Raysiel is effectively mentioned in the Clavicula Salomonis, alternatively known as The Lesser Key of Solomon, an anonymous grimoire from the 17th century that deals with several aspects of demonology. The book lists 72 evil spirits and details the instructions for their invocation and summoning, among others a certain Belial, Raym and Vine. Herein, Raysiel is named the Emperor of the north and has 50 dukes.[4]

CutscenesEdit

Eye of the Beast Trespassers
Eye of the Beast Tests
Eye of the Beast The Spirit Ring
Eye of the Beast Power of the Key
Eye of the Beast Judge and Jailer
Eye of the Beast The First Test
Eye of the Beast Prisoners
Eye of the Beast The Key of Tears

ScriptEdit

Aggregation of all dialogues from the first encounter with Raysiel at the gate to his maze.

Raysiel appears in the shape of a shiny, erratically moving sphere.Edit

Adam: It looks hopeful.
Rebecca: What was that?
Adam: I'm not certain, I have an idea.
Raysiel: It seems I have visitors to my garden.
Adam: Who is that?
Raysiel: If you cannot see that which binds you, how much harder it is to escape; thus little mortals fall into the web. So trespassers, what do you want here?
Adam: I have that which enables me to pass. I come in good faith.
Raysiel: As to that, I will be the judge.
Adam: Judge, Jury and Jailer?
Raysiel: Just so. Bear me no malice in this; it is my life's work to carry out that little purpose. I gain no pleasure from it.
Adam: We come in search of a key. We seek to free a man you hold prisoner.
Raysiel: It is promised that anyone can come to play my games. Understand the stakes are high. If you err to often, if you wake me, then you and your lady become my prisoners also, for me to keep until Judgment Day.
Rebecca: We may not have too long to wait then.
Adam: You mentioned games and stakes; what games are these?
Raysiel: The first test is to find the Spirit Ring. Without this you may not enter my Tower. The Key is yours if you can solve the riddle and pass by my ear without waking me.
Adam: Is it the Key of Tears? I have to know that it's this key before we take the test.
Raysiel: There is only one key to be won here in my domain. Know that when it is used for its correct purpose, the magic contained within will be un-made, and the Key will be rendered useless to you.
Rebecca: Is the Key required to be returned once its purpose has been met?
Raysiel: No. The power of the Key is all that you need. The material key is merely a vessel; as the body carries the soul, the key carries the essence, and power of freedom.
Adam (to Rebecca): Come on, let's go. We've no time to waste.
Raysiel: Hold boy! You stumble blindly into my house without knowing all. The first test is to find the Spirit Ring. Without this you may not enter my Tower. They key is yours if you can solve the riddle.

Raysiel's Tower: WarningsEdit

Raysiel: Someone treads my hall. It is the son of Adam. Be warned boy. The need of your real is great; tread softer. So be the gift of the Master Jailer.

Raysiel: Someone wakens me! Ah, boy, son of Adam. You have broken my Laws despite the warnings. So be it. While your soul remains here in the Tower, your world shall perish. That is your punishment. Let internment commence.

Discussing the Key of TearsEdit

Adam: When we located the Key of Tears, didn't Raysiel say Hawk could never again be interned by its power?
Rebecca: Correct. If things get out of hand, maybe we could find a way to capture Gaul in the same manner.
Adam: Let's not get too ambitious Rebecca.

Other mentions of RaysielEdit

Entry, 19th of June, 1521 ad. Temple of the Morning Star.

Florentine: Of the Tower, Abaddon has revealed much. The name Raysiel has appeared in our conversation much and this Power appears to have place and dominion within the spiritual realm of Raquia for some reason. Abaddon has informed us that Raysiel is a neutral Power like himself with the Agency of imprisonment and freedom over those that transgress certain laws. I must speak with this Power called Raysiel at some future point but a device for passage into Raquia - his realm - is beyond my sight. Abaddon will disclose sites and locations of these and all other devices but I feel the cost of bargaining will be high. I fear I must agree to its terms all the same.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Raysiel: Someone treads my hall. It is the son of Adam. Be warned boy. The need of your real is great; tread softer. So be the gift of the Master Jailer.

  2. Davidson, Gustav (1967), A Dictionary of Angels, Including The Fallen Angels, Entry: Raziel, pp. 242, 243, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 66-19757
  3. Davidson, Gustav (1967), A Dictionary of Angels, Including The Fallen Angels, Entry: Galizur, p. 120, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 66-19757
  4. Joseph H. Peterson, The Lesser Key of Solomon: Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis, page 85sq.

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