->''TheIlluminati strive to ascend as a pantheon of zeitgeists. Beneath the Brooklyn streets, they experiment with thaumaturgy and technomancy. In their labs, demons shriek as they beat the walls of hard-drive purgatories, circuits soldered in patterns forming Enochian words. Old bleeds into new, the cutting edge fornicates with the antediluvian.''
-->-- Lore entry on '''TheIlluminati''', ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''

->''In my days we fought werewolves, vampires, the occasional swamp man. And now we have protohuman cybernetic chain fighters.''
-->-- Roger Wyndam-Pryce, ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "Lineage"