I am not a fan of horror. In fact, while I was working on FALL, any time I had to write a scary scene, I had to wait until the weekends when a friend could hang out for a bit.
Nevertheless, having to research aspects of the Heavenly Host and their dark counterparts was not exactly enjoyable for me. My mother gave me a book called A Dictionary of Angels during my initial research. I found it to be immensely helpful as it also covered the subject of Fallen Angels, which I refer to as “Darks” in FALL.
I learned that there is a hierarchy in Heaven as there is in Hell. Everything that is good and light has a dark and fraudulent counterpart version.
For the purpose of organizing the bad guys in FALL, I selected Francis Barret’s description of the hierarchy of Darkness from his book, The Magus (1801) The list ranks the Dark’s from highest level to the lowest:
- False gods
- Spirits of Lying
- Vessels of Iniquity
- Aerial Powers
Drogo, one of the “Darks” in FALL, is a “False god” and rules the area of Los Angeles. His dark presence was fun to write, but at the same time, I couldn’t do it without someone in the room with me.
Needless to say, I didn’t spend a lot of time writing about the Dark things in FALL, but just enough to give contrast for the Good to do their thing.
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