Delvers of arcane knowledge, students of the dark arts, and explorers on the fringes of science, Cabalists use the powers of the demons against them. Cabalists are spell-casters, and more specifically, summoners and controllers of demons and the primal forces of the netherworld. They seek to study and dissect the essence of the demons to achieve the next evolution of mankind.
Cabalists wield sinister spells and arcane artifacts, turning the weapons and powers of the demons back against them. They use "black" magic and arcane weaponry as their primary means of battling the demonic hordes, fighting fire with fire and blood with blood. Some have been so touched by the dark forces they wield that they display the traits of their enemies from whom they steal their power, riding the razor's edge between good and evil, control and corruption.
The Cabal has brought together disciplines of fringe science and ancient, arcane practices to unleash the inner potential of Mankind’s spirit and bring about the next step in their evolution, known as The Awakening.
There have always been those who would be prime candidates to become "Awakened". Sir Isaac Newton was the first modern scientist and the last of the ancient magicians and alchemists. The works of Tesla clearly show that his research went well beyond the common understanding of man. There are some references to Cabalists in turn of the century "majickal" texts by Aleister Crowley and in cult pulp fiction such as Lovecraft’s Necronomicon.
According to ancient Babylonian texts, "The final step in The Awakening is for the Leader, the Great Eye of the Cabal, to pierce the veil and wrestle with the Lord of Hell. If he is victorious, he will gain possession of the Infernal Key of Nine Gates, giving him full command of all the energies from the dark planes." Whether or not the Cabalists themselves succeeded in piercing the veil, the forces of Hell have flooded their world. Those that touched the darkness and lived to speak of it were changed. They see the other side of things, often looking at the fate of the world as the metaphor, "The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow." Although distrusted and misunderstood by most, these seekers of knowledge have shown their final allegiance to mankind on more than one occasion.
- Fel - The Fel are the Cabalists that have taken the "Under-Journey" using a sacred ritual and demonic blood. When the ceremony is complete (They don't die.) they come back with powers belonging to the demon that was used in the ritual. Soon Fel will take on an aspect of the demon they consumed.
- Shadows - While some have chosen to consume the power of our enemies, others like the shadows have chosen to walk with our enemy to help solidify their banishment. the demon that they hunt is known as Specters. These are demons of shadows and vary in size (from what we know the bigger the older and stronger) they defeat the creature in combat and recite the binding. The binding is a ritual from books and scriptures we have taken from demons, when we were trying to see how their society works. After the ritual the Specter becomes a shadow on the user of the ritual. S/he will also have a companion that is merciless in nature.
- Specter - Creatures born from the shadows of hell. Once they were nothing but things lurking in the depths of black, they grew older, wiser, stronger, & deadlier and time moved on creating a creature that hunts and kills in the shadows. (the nightmare you had as a child about creatures under your bed or in your closet, that is the best representation of these creatures)
- Blades - Blades,
- Scrinth/Element Zero
- Demon Bound