Friday, November 16, 2007
The Golden Age
The golden age of Hell mirrored the golden age of the mortal plane above. It was true that modern times were more populous, and the growth of technology had brought more people through the gates than ever before: partly due to the increased ability of the mortals to attempt genocide and partly because computers and social security numbers allowed the bureaucrats of Hell to keep track of everybody.
Still the demons – those that, like Lucifer and Azazel, had been witnesses to the pomp and grace of the expanding Catholic Church – looked back on those times with a wistful smile. Those were the days when you’d spend half a century ensuring the damnation of a single soul.