Master Leonard, Grand Master of Orgies, Chief of the Subaltern Demons, Baphomet? Azazel?
Prime Minister, Duke
One of Lucifer’s direct reports
goats, parties, orgies, middle management, black magic
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Lucifuge Rofocale in The Grand Grimoire
Leonard has goatish elements – three horns, frequently a beard, and will often take the form of a goat. He may have flaming eyes and fox-like ears. May have a face on his butt.
In Pandemonium Jake Stratton-Kent compares the demonology of several well-known grimoires, and suggests that Leonard goes by several names: Syrach, Sirachi, Satanachia, Lucifuge Rofocale. All these are high-ranking spirits who serve Lucifer directly, with the job description of “has lots of minor subordniate spirits.” Based on this, we’ll give him the title of Duke and assume he’s in the Goetia…somewhere. We’ll focus on Leonard and Lucifuge Rofocale here, though, they’re more colorful.
Why so many names? Stratton-Kent suggests that because Leonard works directly with the witch/black magic side of the demonology world, he would have been downplayed or obscured by the grimoire tradition, which tended to keep witchcraft at the furthest possible distance.
Lucifuge Rocofale: A prime minister of hell, in charge of all the wealth and treasure of earth. LR seems to be Lucifer’s administrative assistant, the spirit that answers the phone when a sorcerer wants to establish a new pact.
Leonard has a similar “Lucifer’s Office, Please Hold” role: He’s the demon in charge of the witch’s sabbats, whose butt is to be kissed literally and figuratively at these dark revels, at least if Lucifer himself isn’t in attendance. Said butt may or may not have a face on it, that’s how Laurence rolls.
Despite having one of the most boring names in the history of Demonology, Leonard is no minor spirit. He’s a top tier demon, equal to Beelzebub and Ba’el; he’s Hell’s Minister of Magic, the keeper of Lucifer’s calendar, director of witches, master of orgies, master of Sabbats. And sadly, he’s also Leonard.
He may be connected to Azazel, who is also a #2 demon in his personal hierarchy (the Watchers), and has a strong “goat” connection. His appearance has some notes in common with Baphomet, as well (goatish, two horns and a torch resembling Leonard’s three horns, one of Baphomet’s names is “the sabbatic goat).
…not particularly relevant, the name “Rofocale” is quite possibly an anagram of “Focalor,” Goetia #42, and the two demons may be related somehow, but on the surface there’s very little in common between them.
Links, Lucifuge Rofocale
Leonard’s 2019 appearance in The Dreaming, #10, “Empty Shells” (an allusion to the Qlippoth and demons in general)