Halo

Chart with the various classes and ranks of halos angels can be granted.

Halos are artifacts owned by all angels. The halo hovers just above its owner's head, and comes in several variants to denote the owner's rank.

Types of halos

  • Ordinary civilian angels have gold halos. The same goes for guardian angels, although higher ranks have a glow to their halos to differentiate them from the common angel.
  • A seraph's halo is a solid gold disc.
  • The arch angels have no special halo, if they have a halo at all. Seraph-like discs, half-red-half-blue, and triple green halos have all been seen.

Special properties

An angel's halo is a personal item and is made specifically for them. The effects of attempting to use another person's halo to teleport or use other "halo magic" are unpredictable. This makes a scenario like a devil or another souled, non-angel creature stealing a halo to teleport into Heaven unlikely.

Creatures without a soul are unable to interact with a halo in any way. If they attempt to touch one, it'll phase right through them.

If an angel's rank changes, they hand in their old halo and are issued a new one.

Granted abilities

In the case of healers, their green halo not only denotes their profession, but also channels the energies of Heaven to them to power their healing magic. This is the only known way to possess the power to magically heal others. Similarly, a seraph's halo allows them to open and close the gates between the afterlives and the mortal worlds.

Halos and wings

Getting a halo is what causes new angels to grow their wings, and continued ownership keeps the wings in good condition. If an angel had wings as a mortal, they will morph into the feathery white angel variety.

Certain halos, such as a general's or councilor's halo, will also recolor the bearer's wings to reflect their rank.

If an angel loses their halo permanently (by becoming a devil), their wings will gradually shrivel and disintegrate.

Fallen angels

Fallen angels are given a black halo with a red glow. This halo stains their wings black, and bars them from entry into Heaven until such time as their sin is atoned for.