Nethinimis, Angel of Pets
Mercurian of Animals

Nethinimis is unquestionably one of Jordi's more unusual Servitors. He came into existence in the mid 50s and was sent to the US. At the time, he was the archetypical Servitor of Jordi; he held humans in contempt and worked to protect the stray animals that were routinely brutalized by people.

Thirty years into his Earthly duties, a chance encounter turned Nethinimis' worldview completely around. He came across a homeless man walking a dog. The Mercurian was going to free the dog and was coming up with a way to teach the human a lesson when his Resonance picked up on something unexpected.

The human actually cared for the dog. He wasn't brutal to it and he saw the animal as a valued companion.

Up until then, Nethinimis had simply assumed that domesticated animals were nothing more than slaves that needed to be set free. It was far better in his eyes to free the animals from people who mistreated them and allow them to roam loose. It never occurred to him that people could love animals and treat them well. On a whim, he bought some food at a nearby store and struck up a conversation with the man. As they talked, the Mercurian noticed that the man gave the dog most of the food. The dog was quite devoted to the man and Nethinimis grew more puzzled as the conversation went on. When it was over, he went to a nearby library and began to do some research.

The things he came across shocked him. There were books on how to properly care for animals that lived with people (And most of it was quite correct). He read up on surgical sterilization and why it was beneficial for the animals as well as good for the cities. He read about immunizations and how it kept domestic animals healthy.

Nethinimis decided that a change in tactics was in order. He talked to veterinarians, animal shelter workers and any other animal caretaker who would spare some time (He even tried making an appointment with Bob Barker, but that didn't pan out). He began to see a completely different side of humans that he was completely ignorant about. And he went about helping pets finding good homes with people as a volunteer at a shelter.

One year into his new job, Nethinimis was called to Heaven. Jordi was not thrilled at his servant's behavior and now this Mercurian was being called to the carpet. Or, more accurately, called to the field.

It took quite a bit of courage for Nethinimis to report his new findings to his Superior. When you are facing several wolves, lions, and bears that share the same mind and are preparing to rip you apart, it can be very daunting. But Nethinimis took a deep breath, calmed his nerves and proceeded to tell Jordi everything he had learned.

When he was done, Jordi reluctantly realized that his Servitor had a good point. He didn't like animals being domesticated, but if humans were treating them well there was some hope for them.

So Jordi took the unusual step of approaching the Seraphim Council and petitioning for Nethinimis to become the Word of Pets. The Council was puzzled at Jordi's request, but it was quickly granted.

Nethinimis returned to Earth in his new Role as a pet shop owner. As Nathan Hart, he kept his store stocked with toys, litter and food. Rescue agencies regularly bring some of their animals to his store in hopes of getting them adopted. And best of all, he has acquired a few servants of his own.

The first was Alice Davidson, a veterinarian and devoted Soldier of Jordi. She opened up an office in his store and offers discounts on treatment for any animal that is bought at the store, shelter, or rescue groups. Her practice has been thriving quite well working with Nethinimis and she is very loyal to him.

The other servant is Joe ("Just Joe. Honest."), a recently fledged Kyriotate of Jordi's who was sent to Earth to help the Angel of Pets. He possesses the animals that get adopted by people that come into the store and stays for a few days to make sure that they aren't being mistreated. He reports back through Jasmine, an amazon parrot that lives in Alice's office.

Nethinimis' pet shop has been doing very well. They are finally showing a bit of a profit and have a good reputation with a lot of animal rescue groups. The Mercurian is proud of the lessons he's been teaching people about proper care for pets. He's starting to feel that there is a lot of hope for humans yet.

On a side note, Nethinimis is very aware of the actions of Marcus, the Impudite of Saminga's from A Dark Dream. Although he will not actively hunt the Impudite down, Marcus' life will be in very immediate danger if he stumbles across the Angel of Pets.