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Did you know, that every time harsh rains drowned and punished your opponents, it was really the work of the Tempest? Or that holy water was really
the blessing of the Stormstress? The oracles of the Stormstress and her sister Tempest is of an ancient magic once worshiped hundreds of years ago.
These blessings were hand given
by the goddesses themselves to their disciples (nicknamed) Droplets
, who distributed the magic to the worthy
. Born from the purest waters from The Fountain of Youth, these spirits were in charge of caring for the vitality
of humanity, and to help them overcome their self destructive nature.
The power of the Tempest can be described as the rawest form of water, it lashed at its foes mercilessly, blinding them with rain that stung the skin. While the blessing of the Stormstress purified one's soul and body of wounds. It was a water so tranquil, it was often used as a death ritual by priest to purify the soul before they received judgment.
It is said that their shrines are almost impossible
to find, hidden behind treacherous mountains and thick forests. However, in the increasing corruption and greed of humanity, a search squad of twenty five men would begin their journey for the Fountain of Youth
, the birthplace of these once worshiped Deities. The search was assumed unsuccessful after the journey men did not return for years. Little did their relatives and loved ones know, they were successful. The group of humans built a dam in the middle of The Crescent of Flowing Water
, once a sacred
shrine to Ophelia the Tempest, and harbored her waters for themselves..
Years later, the men returned, mapping a route to the shrine and leading their relatives back to the once holy site. The shrine, soon after had been desecrated. Despite this, the stormstress begged
her sister to not lose faith in humanity, and still stood in their steed. Angered, but still willing to forgive, Ophelia attempted to hear her sister's please and spare humanity for their stupidity... Until one day, a child urinated in her pond. Disgraced and enraged, Ophelia turned her back against humanity, and even against her sister who loved them so much.
Ophelia The Tempest stole her sister's pipe, and hid it from her as revenge. Ever since then, Earth has been battered with ruthless tsunamis, terrible floods, and unforgiving hurricanes, claiming many lives.
The rein of Ophelia the Tempest would carry on for centuries, as her rage towards humanity spiraled out of control. But there is always
a calm before the storm. On one rainy night, Eirene's pipe was stolen by a lowly merchant while Ophelia was sleeping. The pipe would be sold and resold, circling the Earth many times, before it ended up in my grandfather's hands as a family heirloom.
It is a day after my grandfather's funeral, and fittingly
, it rained. In his will, he left me
specifically a strange flute like instrument given to him by his father. I remember him telling me stories about this pipe, and how it was the treasure of a goddess. They were entertaining stories as a kid, but I've grown up now, and no longer believe in such silly fantasy.
I placed it in the old shrine's storage room, a piece of property we inherited from my grandparents. The Shrine over looked the lake that we visited plenty of times during the summer, and this summer, even though my grandfather would not be joining us,is no different. I brought with me, a pale filled of water from the lake, and sought to clean the shrine of its dust and dirt. A drop
of water touched the pipe and it rattled
. What happened next, was unbelievable.
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Plot and its execution is completely original
Please do not take/bastardized.
Characters: Who do YOU serve?
Anton and Spade
Anton (left) Spade (right)Anton
Anton and Spade are the main companions of Eirene and Aeolus. Anton is first encountered at the subway platform station. He takes a seat next to Eirene, and compliments her for her beauty. Aeolus interrupts the scene, because they are on a mission to purchase a camera for Aeolus's mother, Amelia. As it turns out, Anton works at the Photography store SNAP
where Aeolus needs to purchase the camera. It is at SNAP
that Eirene and Aeolus meet Spade, an overworked, underpaid store manager. Anton, seems to know a little bit
about Eirene and Aeolus's predicament, and without beating around the bush, introduces himself as a 'follower' of Aphrodite.
The tattoo on his neck helps secure that, but, it is different from all the other followers of Aphrodite, for his heart is filled in
. It will later be discovered that Anton is a dangerous daemon branded as Wanders
, he betrayed his last master, and received a skull tattoo because of it. Anton traveled to the present to get the heart tattooed over it
. However, he seems to be very content with Aphrodite, and it is there he will stay. Anton gifts Eirene a broken heart
, a red gem that allows other followers of Aphrodite to locate each other in the modern world, it is so that he can track her later.
Anton, is a very knowledgeable character despite his beauty obsessed, ditsy moods, in fact, he was the first
character to piece together that Eirene was from the old world, and that she needed
a way back into the past. He is also the first
character that can sense
the blood of Ares in Aeolus, he calls him a 'Royal Lapdog', when ever Aeolus is rude to him. Anton proposes a deal for Eirene and Aeolus that is perfect
. He convinces the pair to try and retrieve a hair clip from one of Athena's daemons, because the hair clip, belonged to his Goddess, Aphrodite.
If they can do that, Anton will allow Aeolus and Eirene to pass through Aphrodite's catalyst. The Rift of the Mirror
, which Anton is responsible for protecting. To sweeten this bargain deal to Aeolus, Anton even offers to give a 50% discount on the very expensive Canon camera that his mother wants: a Powershot G12. Aeolus agrees. Anton then accompanies Eirene and Aeolus through the journey in the old world. He is able to get Eirene, Spade and Aeolus into Aphrodite's palace, who normally would have been upset at unannounced visits. Anton gives Aphrodite her hair clip, and she is happy once more. In return, she gifts the travelers a bag of crushed black rose petals, and tells them that it will come in handy if they travel to ugly
places like Licentia and the Netherworld.Spade
Spade has unwillingly
been made the supervisor of the store SNAP
where he and Anton works. This, is just a rouse however, as it it common that Gods and Goddess station their daemons close to one another in an effort to spy on each other. Unfortunately, this was an utter screw up by their masters. Eirene notices Spade when he is taking a smoke break outside. She informs him that smoking is detrimental to his health, to which he lets slip, does not matter because he is a daemon. Eirene, substitutes his cigarettes for a cup of enchanted water, and the daemon is at ease. The tattoo of a sword on his neck identifies him as a foot soldier of Ares, a God who has many followers. Spade eavesdrops on the deal between Anton, Eirene and Aeolus, and refuses
to be left alone to tend the shop. So, when it is time to pass through Aphrodite's mirror, Spade, forcibly
It is later discovered that Spade is a male of his late twenties, and of German decent. He follows Ares because the daemon is impressed with his tactical might and pure power. He aspires to one day, be as strong as his lord, and is seemingly blind to his corruption. Ares trusts Spade, but does not favor him more than Aeolus, his best soldier. Spade, is mostly over looked when it comes to his opinion, but he is still very
much valued by the group of travelers. Spade keeps everyone in line, because he is
the oldest, he feels the urge to father
Aeolus and Eirene, and even Anton when he gets out of hand. The journey he takes with Eirene and Aeolus strengthens his bond with Anton, and the Goddess Eirene and Anton serve.
Spade is allergic to the roses in Aphrodite's garden, and is equally allergic to Artemis's wolf pet Oblivion. Eirene, Aeolus, and Anton are allowed to meet with Ares because of Spade,and are taken to his throne room where Ares provides them with their lengthiest mission yet.
Although Spade is rather easy going and calm on the outside, once his rage is sparked, he carries in his blood the fearsome strength of Ares. Like many of Ares's followers, Spade is prone to Episodes
, the deemed nickname for when a follower of Ares is enraged. They are nearly impossible to stop when in their Episode, but they are usually short lived. Spade later seals his legacy in Ancient Greece, not because of any epic escapade, but because he managed to out drink Aphrodite at at Festival in Constantinople.
The Goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite is the first
Goddess Eirene and Aeolus encounter on their journey to break the seal of the pipe. A beautiful woman, Aphrodite is responsible for the relationships that mankind has with one another, she decides who stays together, who gets married, and who breaks up. When Aphrodite is unhappy
, couples who would have normally stayed together and gotten married, are cursed, and their relationship is doomed to fail, so it is very crucial
that Aphrodite is satisfied.
All followers of Aphrodite have a heart tattooed on their necks, and the heart is always open, for black is a color she detests, and will not allow it to fill her heart. For a while, Aphrodite has been upset because she was punished by Athena. Aphrodite experienced heartbreak, and, in turn, humanity was forced
to sympathize with her. Athena deemed this a blatant misuse of her power, and took from Aphrodite, her favorite hair clip. The hair clip was entrusted to Mai
a shop keeper of Laces and String
, and fittingly, one of Athena's daemons. The hair clip, without Athena's knowledge, is given to Eirene and Aeolus. Mai feels that the Goddess Aphrodite has learned her lesson, and it is time to give the hair clip back. Besides, the hair clip, like any ornament of Aphrodite, attracts men and women who have lonely hearts, and Mai can not deal with the attention. When the hair clip is returned to Aphrodite, love blooms again for humanity, and it is twice as strong. Aphrodite will be encountered at any major festival or party, for Aphrodite is a social butterfly.
Aphrodite is seen as an ally to Eirene and Aeolus, and will assist them as much as she can during their journey. Aphrodite does not favor Eirene's sister Ophelia, despite once being fond of her in Ophelia's youth. For like Eirene, Aphrodite is a servant to humanity, and she too, has suffered from the wrath of their greed and hatred, and yet, walked a completely opposite path than Ophelia. Out of her respect and friendship with Demeter, Aphrodite tolerates
Apollo is the fifth
God that the group encounters. Apollo the God of the sun, is known to have a very obvious
crush on Eirene. Despite being centuries old, the God is still stuck in the body of a preteen, this inherently
ruins any chances that he has of Eirene seeing him as a suitable mate. Apollo is the God that created the special collar for Oblivion, so that his nightly patrols could be made easier. Apollo, despite his size and stature as a God, often feels inferior to Gods like Ares and Hades, who have matured completely. Apollo is particularly fond of Eirene because she does not underestimate, or undervalue him just because of his body frame.
This, results in the male falling in love with her. At one point, he asks himself "How can I get her to see me as a suitable mate?" to which Aeolus replies, "You do not". He is quite envious of Aeolus who seems to have no problem getting close to Eirene. Something, Apollo wishes he could do. He assists Aeolus merely to stay in Eirene's favor. The gang encounters Apollo again at the festival of Constantinople, and he catches Eirene and Aeolus hugging. This enrages the God, and any chances of enjoying the festival are now ruined. It will later be discovered that Apollo will take a journey to the underworld in suit of a favor from Hades. This ultimately results in Apollo being kidnapped by Ares, who has plans of draining the God's power, and using it for his own. Once Apollo's powers have been consumed, Ares plans on plaguing humanity into a shroud of darkness. This day will be coined Armageddon
. The gates of Hades will open, and demons, who once feared the sun, will flood the lands of the living. This will carry over into the present day world, as many of the demons slip through various Rifts
God of war and carnage, Ares is the third
God that Eirene and Aeolus encounter. Ares is a bloody character, with a past of death and destruction to match. Found only in the wastelands of Licentia, Ares's provinces are protected by a gap of Earth called The Valley of Styxs
in honor of his ally Hades, who controls the flow of The River of Styxs
. The only way to cross this gap is by aerial assistance of Ares's pet bird Bones
. At the bottom of this pit, there are wooden stakes, so those that fall are doomed to die. This is how Ares executes his traitors, they are blind folded, given one kiss on the forehead The Kiss of Death
, and are pushed over the ledge, The Fall from Grace
. Ares is a very serious and feared God. His assassins
are marked with a very special tattoo that is different from the standard sword. Their tattoo is a serpent coiled around a dagger, and they are nicknamed Snakes in the Grass
. It will later be discovered that Aeolus has this tattoo and in the most obvious of places, his forehead. To send an assassin of Ares to another God is equivalent to declaring war.
It is recommended to Eirene from a daemon that resides in the Library of Atlantis, that she may need to seek the aid of Ares, for the pipe has been tainted. So begins their journey to Lacintia.
The history between Ares and Eirene is tainted with bad blood. Ares was fond of Eirene's healing qualities, and kidnapped her to become a personal priestess for his solders and assassins. Eirene eventually escaped and decades passed without them speaking a word. The God assumed
that he would let bygones be bygones, and that they could move from that darkened part of their relationship, he was wrong. Ares, however, willingly helps Eirene and Aeolus because he is missing a certain weapon from his treasury that he loves dearly. Ares explains that, one day, while having a friendly duel with Poseidon
, the two Gods decided to up the ante by placing their favorite weapons on the line. For Poseidon it is his trident, and for Ares, it is his Serpent's Fang
a special dagger gifted to him by Artemis.
The dagger's tip is forever drenched in the poison of a Black Mamba, and whatever strike it lands upon its foe is destined to be fatal. Ares then explains that Poseidon, who was on the verge of losing, cheated to win the fight, and that he took the dagger with him into the pure
waters of the Aegean Sea, a place that Ares could not enter. However, he has a hunch that Eirene
can, and this makes her the only person suitable for completing this mission. In exchange for her efforts, he is willing to part with a special scroll, and a Book
of Athena's past.
Ares assures Eirene that the scroll contains the secret to breaking the seal on her pipe, but also informs her that she will need Athena's assistance in doing so, for the scroll is written in a dead language, and many residents of Greece will not understand it. He hints that perhaps one of Athena's scribes will be able to decode it, and thus parts with another token, a book of Athena's childhood. He believes that this will definitely sway Athena's hand and will convince her to help them.
Ares is a shady character, and it is evident that he is up
to something. His intellectual might rivals that of Athena, and in some cases, even surpasses it. Eirene hates
visiting Ares, but the fates have always invented little quirks for them to cross paths. Ares is a God of little words, but thousands of meanings, so when he has something to say, you better
Artemis and Oblivion
Artemis and Oblivion
Artemis is the fourth
Goddess that Eirene, Aeolus, Spade, and Anton encounter. A friendly ally to Demeter, Artemis is the Goddess of the hunt, who, like her brother, is oddly
stuck in a the body of a preteen. Being just that
Artemis is the most
informed Goddess around for she has the ears
of nature. With the mentality and immaturity of a preteen, Artemis is often very loose
with the secrets she hears. She lets it slip to Eirene that Ophelia
has created a scene at Mt. Olympus, by accusing Hera of corruption. It was an outburst so bold, Ares
had to take responsibility for it, and dismiss the actions of Ophelia to be caused by an illness.
The only place in which she does not have information is that of the realm of Hades. Artemis's forests are protected by a enormous
beast, Oblivion, who patrols the forest for any intruders. He is known to eat mortals, for Artemis makes the comment to Anton, "Oh, and tell your Goddess to stop sending foolish mortal men into my woods, Oblivion grows tired of human meat" (Aphrodite is constantly trying to make Artemis fall in love and wed)
The travelers encounter Artemis while trying to make their way to the Aegean Sea. Artemis explains that the only way to get to the Aegean sea is to cross through Hephaestus's Flat lands, and to travel through there is literally, a death wish. The land of liquid fire is covered in such a thick fog, that one can not even see five feet in front of them. The flat lands are also filled with craters, that if one falls into, they will burn to death. Sensing a problem, Artemis offers to trade Oblivion's services for a little favor
. Oblivion has a collar around his neck gifted to him by Apollo, it contains the brightest energy of the sun, and will guide them through their journey of the flat lands.
However, they can only use Oblivion if
Eirene agrees to bathe Oblivion in the Aegean Sea, for he is too large to fit in any lake that runs through her forests. Eirene agrees, despite Spade's clear allergic reaction to the wolf's fur. At his master's command, Oblivion instantly warms up to his travelers, and guides them through the flat lands to the summit where the Stone Palace of Hephaestus resides. Followers of Artemis have an arrow tattooed on their wrists, and are blessed with the speed and accuracy of nature.
Athena, is the seventh
Goddess that the company encounters. Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom, Athena can be described as a morally just Goddess, whose role is similar to the Lady of Justice in modern times. As strict and as straight as a ruler, nothing slips Athena's careful eyes and ears. The travelers seek Athena because of Ares's recommendation, for Ares has given them a scroll that he claims to be able to break the seal on Eirene's pipe.
Ares, lied, and, in truth, gave them a scroll that was a recipe for a common stew. However, the book that he gifted the travelers with, was, at least legit. The book, as Ares predicted, persuades Athena into helping them. Athena instructs Torus
one of her most trusted daemons to find the appropriate
scroll. She informs Eirene that the key ingredient to breaking this seal is a root from The Tree of the Dead
, which, could only be found in the Underworld
. Another key component, is a bitter wine, and she hunches that only Bacchus
would have such an ingredient. She insists that they visit Hades, along with Bacchus, and return to her with the root and wine. Once this is complete, she promises to remedy the seal on the pipe for good. However, she too, is quite curious as to how the pipe was stained with Human blood
, corrupting the seal even further.
Athena is fond of the Lolita
clothing that one of her present day Daemons, Mai, gifts her. She has fallen in love with the style, enticed by its elegance and dramatic Gothic features. She only dresses this way in her study, which is locked gate
behind a door.
Athena's library contains state of the art
security, as the corridors and stair cases, all change to her desire. In short, if she insisted
on you leaving or staying
, one would be forced to do, just that. Secretly, the Goddess also holds a soft spot for Ares
, for his strategic strength in the art of war, is something she respects and admires. (Despite him stealing from her many years ago.) Athena and Aphrodite share a love/hate
relationship, as it was with them, the century long battle of Beauty VS Brains
began, and still continues, to this day.
Demeter is the second
Goddess that the travelers encounter. Demeter is mother to Eirene, Ophelia, and Persephone. Persephone is the oldest, followed by Ophelia, and Eirene, the youngest. Demeter is a generous goddess, and is highly respected for her affinity of the seasons and their influence on nature. Her oldest daughter, Persephone was kidnapped by Hades in her youth, and tricked into marrying the God of the Underworld. Heartbroken by the disappearance of her child, the harvest completely died and the seasons drew cold.
Humanity could not survive these conditions, and began to fall to a great famine. Persephone was returned to Demeter, introducing the season of Spring. Persephone is allowed to stay with Demeter for a couple of months, and them must return to her husband Hades. In these months, Demeter is truly
happy, the crops and fields flourish, but when Persephone's time is up, the fields die and Demeter is depressed once again. Demeter is a wise mother, but unlike many of the Gods and Goddess is not
a servant of humanity, although, she does befriend the species.
Demeter is a hospitable Goddess, and in the months that Persephone is absent, allows some crops and fruits to grow to sustain man kind. Out of all of the Gods, she is the most neutral, and like Eirene, prefers to be optimistic than brooding. It is rumored that Eirene and Ophelia's father is Poseidon
, but Demeter conveniently
forgets that chapter in her life when ever Eirene questions it. The land and sea share little in common but the shore, and now, their two daughters. It is unknown how Poseidon and Demeter met and fell in love, but Demeter almost will never confirm the theory. Demeter's palace is a place that the travelers often visit, as her waters sooth their tired and aching bones. The hot springs of Hephaestus rival this,but Demeter's waters are so much easier
Demeter is completely in the dark about Ophelia's actions towards Eirene, and if she found out Demeter
will severely punish her daughter for such heinous acts. Although Demeter is naturally gentle
, she carries the wrath of the cold seasons, and is not afraid to use this power.
God the travelers encounter, God of the Underworld and conqueror of the dead, Hades's army is the
largest army in all
of Ancient Greece. Husband of Persephone, Demeter's oldest daughter, Hades is seen at first as a humble and charming Lord who has little patience for kindness and even smaller patience for sympathy. However, years and years of being in the presence of the bubbly Persephone has begun to erode against his apathetic demeanor, and he is a little more lenient now than he ever was. The travelers descend into the underworld via Demeter's Rift of the Garden
. Demeter is the only Goddess whose Rift serves two purposes, one to lead into the underworld, and two, to return to Ancient Greece.
With the Medallion of Nocturne gifted to them by Athena in hand, the travelers descend into the realm of the dead. By passing Cerberus with a mere chew toy, the company entered the castle of the first realm of Hades known as Limbo
. They were greeted by the ghost of a maid known as Emilie, who was murdered by her master's wife who suspected them of having an affair. She was innocent of the crime, but was sent to Limbo due to her never being baptized. She says that mortals visiting the realm of the dead was extremely rare, and that her master would be with them shortly, for Hades was all
Just as Emilie predicts, Hades is seen exiting the throne room in his human
state, he is the only
God with two different forms. At first, Hades appears unwilling and too uninterested to help them. With a bit of pleading from Persephone, and noticing the tattoo on Aeolus's forehead, Hades is willing to listen to their request. He tosses Aeolus a pomegranate
to which Persephone gasps at, it was the very fruit that trapped her in this place. Noticing this, Aeolus refuses Hades's false act of hospitality. The conversation returns to exactly why it is they are here. Aeolus explains that they need a root from The Tree of the Dead
, as it is a required ingredient to cleanse the blood that has been stained on the pipe. Hades, at first, laughs at this request, saying that if he parted with such a risky object, it would only result in trouble for him.
Hades explains that if the root from the tree ever touched the soil of a mortal world, it would open up a rift into his realm at that very spot. A rift that could never be undone. Hades appears to be very eager to dismiss them, but not before he makes the comment of something very dark
lingering in the presence. He is referring to the Medallion of Nocturne kept secure in Aeolus's pocket. He reveals the Medallion, securing Hades's hunch about their involvement with Athena earlier.
Hades, has already unraveled their plan, which was to trade the Medallion for the root, to which Hades informs that he is uninterested in, for the Medallion belonged to him in the first
place, and it really wasn't much of a trade.
. However, he claims that he is willing to part with the root if Aeolus eats five
seeds from his pomegranate. Hades is baffled at the fact that Aeolus contains the tattoo of a high guard of Ares, and yet his eyes do not reflect the accomplishments needed to be achieved to attain such a status. Hades reveals the seeds with an open palm, claiming the seeds to be a 'Food for thought'. Aeolus, unaware of the trap Hades was setting, agrees to eat the seeds so that they can retrieve the root for Eirene's pipe.
Each seed, contained the untapped memories of the previous five lives Aeolus lived, and this serves to reawaken his memories completely. After Aeolus receives the root, Hades hastily rids himself of his visitors, claiming that their presence made the undead restless, and they are transported back to the surface world via Rift of Shadows
Hades's Medallion of Nocturne is not as useless
as Athena had predicted, in fact, it is serves as the very catalyst that siphons Apollo's light.
Hephaestus is the sixth
God that the travelers encounter. God of Volcanoes and architecture, Hephaestus resides in the Flat Lands
that are plagued with active volcanic craters. The flat lands border Artemis's forests, and servers as a security measure for those who wish to intrude into her forest from the west. There is not a place in Ancient Greece that doesn't have a touch of Hephaestus
, even the gate to Hades's realm was constructed by the God.
When the gang approaches the Stone Palace of Hephaestus, he is kindhearted towards Eirene, for he has heard of her powers to mend aching bones and sooth all wounds. He tells her that they are allowed to enter but only
if Eirene provides him with a cup of her mystical waters. She agrees and they are allowed into his palace. It is here that they meet Melody, who is drawn to Anton's fiery red hair
. Instantly, she develops a crush on the daemon, for her heart is indeed lonely. There are no visitors for Hephaestus.
In Hephaestus's Stone Palace resides The Stone Rose
, also known as Serenity. Many mortals risk their lives to witness The Stone Rose for themselves, for she has the beauty and allure of a Siren, and the powerful stature of a daemon. She is the older sister of Melody, and their relationship is bitter sweet. Serenity is the daughter of Hephaestus's brother, who fell in love with a siren off the coast of Aegean Sea.
Melody can not stand
her sister Serenity, even though Serenity loves her sister dearly. She feels completely inadequate in comparison, and is often living in her sister's shadow. Even Anton
is drawn to Serenity's beauty when they meet. Melody begs Eirene to take her with them on their trip to the Aegean Sea for she has never been, she has never
stepped foot passed the palace gates and desperately wants to see the world. Eirene agrees but insist that she is Anton's
responsibility, delighted and appreciative, Melody tags along on their quest to retrieve the Serpent's Fang. Melody actually proves to be more worthy than they had expected, for she knows of a passageway to Poseidon's palace on land. She was often told stories about the building that her Uncle Hephaestus created, and informs them that Poseidon's palace is located in a sea cave that has a trident engraved on the side. This saves the travelers hours of countless searching.
Once their trip to Poseidon's city Atlantis comes to an end, Anton returns Melody back to the Stone Palace, and she thanks them for the adventure, claiming that she now has a 'one up' over her sister. She got to see the city of Atlantis, a privilege not many land dwellers are allowed.
Poseidon is the seventh
God that the company encounters. God of the ocean and seas, Poseidon is on the top tier of most revered and feared Gods. He can live on both land and sea, making him a famous god of both realms. Carrying with him the might of the sea, Poseidon is only accessible to land dwellers by a man made cave constructed by Hephaestus. Followers of Poseidon are identified by the tattoo of a fish on the left side of their neck. However, most of the followers of Poseidon are Mer-People
, and reside in Atlantis. His surface daemons are scarce, but they do exist
Poseidon is a very versatile God, he can either be tranquil and calm, or harsh and unforgiving. It is hypothesized that Eirene inherited his good side and Ophelia, his bad
The rumor about Poseidon fathering Eirene and Ophelia is even more secured in Atlantis, for the city is adorned with many portraits and sculptures of the two. When the gang encounters Poseidon, he is at first unwilling to help them, until he sees that Eirene is with them. Poseidon attempts to sidestep Eirene's request, but like every father to his daughter, he holds a soft spot for her, and eventually bends over backwards to fulfill her wish.
The city of Atlantis is protected by Poseidon and only Mer-People
can enter it. The path to Atlantis is an illusion trick that requires those wanting to enter to swim into a black almost seemingly endless abyss. Surface dwellers are allowed to enter but only if they cloaked by Poseidon's special Water Tunic
, which gives air breathers gills
. With Poseidon's permission, they are allowed to reposes The Serpent's Fang, and Poseidon reveals as to why he took it in the first place.
Ares was using its power to poison rivers and oceans that humans relied upon, killing many mortals, and many of his followers in the process. So, to punish the God, he took the dagger from him, and sealed its power away in a bubble of purity. Poseidon then used his powers to cleanse any water that was tainted by the Serpent's Fang, restoring the life of the seas.
Poseidon leads the life that modern civilians would label a bachelor
. He has the charm and sway of the sea, and can have any
woman he wishes, even Demeter.
Second Arch: Gods of the Plague
After successfully unsealing Eirene's Pipe, our two main protagonists, Aeolus and Eirene, return to the present via Rift of the Pages
a page from Athena's self producing Encyclopedia. Much of Aeolus's summer has been spent removing the seal on Eirene's pipe, and thus, his senior year of high school begins. Aeolus, is finding it extremely difficult to mold into the normal high school life, as, the seeds from Hades's pomegranate are beginning to take affect. The first demonstration of his power comes when playing a simple game of football (soccer), when Aeolus fractures the shin of an enemy player, just by colliding with him. Shortly after, it begins to rain, and for the next three days straight, it continues to do, just that. The monsoon season, is among them.
As the days continue to pass, Aeolus notices something strange
about the sun. The outer rings of the sun appear to be laced in darkness
, not only that, but the days appear to be getting shorter
. The Medallion of Nocturne was not as useless as Athena predicted, in fact, it is on the verge of siphoning all of Apollo's powers. Weird enough, the students of Nagoya International Senior High School, are falling victim to an infestation of Sea Drakes
, water like serpents that are faithful servants of Poseidon and Ophelia
. If consumed
these Sea Drakes lay eggs in its host, using its body as a nest. The eggs, that can take up to twenty four hours to hatch, hatch inside
the host. The Sea Drakes them swim through the blood stream, and possess their victim, controlling their thoughts and actions. These hosts
have but one mission, to kill Aeolus Summers.
In the Underworld, Hades is preparing for operation Armageddon
which can only commence until the sun is completely blotted out. To stop this, Aeolus and Eirene will have to travel back to Ancient Greece and seek the aide of a legendary Goddess named Nyx
. Nyx informs them that one of Hades's general, Lucifel
has the key to Apollo's prison, and that it is going to take more than sheer strength to stop him, it will require the complete reawakening of Aethon in Aeolus. As the human realm becomes plagued with shadows, and trampled by floods, will Eirene and Aeolus have the strength to stop Hades and Ares?
Highschool friend and rather flirtatious Daemon, Hex Tech is a servant of Zeus who prefers to reside in the present time versus the technologically impaired past. Hex Tech, or Phoenix, is one of Zeus's favorite Daemons, as his ability to gather information is astounding. Phoenix is responsible for hacking the system to allow Eirene entry into the high school Aeolus and Hex attended. Hex also pulls information on Lucy, the next daemon they need to contact. He modifies her schedule so that they have the same homeroom.
Phoenix is extremely gifted in hacking and reprogramming technology, there is almost nothing that isn't modified by his touch, and Hex can always be seen with the latest gizmo. Hex Tech has a bit of a crush on Eirene, although the two Daemons never crossed paths in Ancient Greece. Hex Tech is more familiar with Eirene's sister Ophelia, who had a small infatuation with the male. However, it was just a fling, that ended almost as quickly as it started. They are something of enemies, for Ophelia betrayed Hex Tech's trust when she left him for Ares.
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Baffling. At least that was one word Elan could use to describe the whole situation. "She..she talks to dragons?" He questioned with a confused tone; Rather sea drakes
Aelous corrected. Being the daughter of Poseidon had its perks you know. "There is no way in heck I'm getting on that thing" Elan huffed, pointing at the slimy scaly looking back of the sea drake. You don't have a choice; Eirene inputted. If we were going to find Mammon the dragons who were native to these waters were the only chance at success. So when Eirene's voice perked up the question of ever riding one of these things; Aeolus shied away from the obvious no We ride sea dragons all the time back at home
He teased, and Eirene got the point. Kids of ancient Greece get all the cool pets
And it was true; who wouldn't want to ride creatures like Oblivion? Slowly and carefully the travelers were taken upon the back of the sea drake and to the destination that Eirene had mentioned earlier. Truthfully, it was much quicker and less straining on the arms than rowing the little boat through dangerous pitfalls. Sea drake had the ability to fly like and dragon, even though they excelled at deep underwater swimming. However, neither of the passengers could breathe under water for extended period of time; so their lesser trait had to be utilized. "What's so important about this Mammon person anyway" To which, the sea drake even answered his question in the human's native tongue. Mammon is the oracle of the sea. Like Poseidon's trident, Mammon's pipe can have a direct effect on the tides and waters. But unlike Poseidon, her music works just as effectively on humans and demons alike
Elan turned to Eirene, "So you need what from her again?" Her melody. She needed Mammon's melody to help tame Aeolus. "To tame this guy? He seems pretty tamed to me" (b Except there's something inside me that I can't control sometimes" Aeolus admitted with a frown Something that makes me a monster and evil..
Elan was able to put together quickly what Aeolus was speaking of "The black fire that I saw. " Yes, it's something against my will.And something that will control me if we don't find a way to stop it
Even though there were safety measures in check, like Aphrodite's Locket...Such magics proved to be not entirely effective in any given situation. Already, Aethon's magical fire leaked out once, so it was crucial to have a back-up plan. We are near Mammon's grove
The beast spoke calmly, taking a close to deaf ear on our conversation. Once we neared the shore, the dragon allowed us to slide off its side. Eirene thanked it sincerely, and it promised to wait for our return. "So what is this Mammon person like?" Eirene warned all of us to be very respectful and polite. Mammon didn't take to disrespect, nor was she a very patient person to sarcasm or attitude. "Will do my best then" Elan muttered quietly, and Aeolus gave a gentle nod Would she even remember you Eirene? It has been a long time"
He questioned, but Eirene assured that there was no way that Mammon could forget someone like her. Mammon infact, took a liking to Eirene. "This place seems.."
Lonely, Elan finished. Mammon hid in seclusion due to the fact of her powerful pipe. Many people would be tempted to attack or steal it from her if she lived in an easily accessible location. Who wouldn't want the power to control the seas as well as Poseidon himself? We drew near a cave that seemed to be molded into the shape of a seashell. On the outter rock, there was a stone like door that seemed to be the only method of entry. When we knocked, a voice responded: Play the song of my people, and then may you pass. "The song of my people?"
No one else knew the answer but Eirene, who revealed her pipe to play. After a moment, the door slowly opened, the glow of the candles embedded into the wall poured onto our faces. It was a small sized construction, with enough space to accommodate only one person for living. Mammon had her gaze to the makeshift windows out towards the foggy sea.
I knew you would come to seek me child
Thank you, Elan. Now if you would kindly shut up for the duration of this trip, that would be much appreciated. Just when Eirene was starting think the blond wasn’t too bad. Those amber eyes set into a deep glare, easily finding Elan since the fog almost seemed not to exist in Eirene’s eyes. What did he think he was doing? “You’re just gonna make her angry!” Eirene shouted at the hunter, before turning her atteniton back to the now angered sea creature. It’s posture suggested it was going to strike again and Eirene sighed. Honestly, if Ales-chan wasn’t close to Elan at the moment, she might have let it.
‘Please stop! We’ve no intent to harm you’ Eirene spoke mentally, willing her voice to reach the thoughts of the terrifying beast. Like it had been shocked with something, the creature pulled back, it’s gaze locking on Eirene. “It’s okay-“ she reassures aloud this time, moving from her spot near the front of the boat and towards the creature who seems strangely familiar with the silver haired girl all of a sudden. One of Eirene’s lesser used talents, having to do with her father’s control of all aquatic life, passed down to both his daughters. Her fingers reached out making contact with the water coated scales of the dragon and easily enough pulling out the arrow Elan had imbedded before tossing it behind her.
“Mammon is near isn't she?” she questions the beast, before smiling slightly. “take us to her! Being stuck out here after dark would be scary.” she explains to the sea drake, though there is no need to as the creature would grant her request even without the extra information. With an incredulous look back at the pair of males behind them, the sea drake lets out a noise, something akin to a cross between whining and groaning. “Well, not quite, I think stupid is a bit harsh, but I assure you that he’s sorry for shooting at you.. Right Elan?” she turns to look over at the blonde, her bright orange hues set in another hard glare. Before she turns to Aeolus. “Ales-chan, ever ride a sea drake?” she questions thought she already knows the answer. At any rate, the dragon is a lot faster than some small boat.
Eirene's carefree approach to the Fog of Truth surrounding us put me in two different emotional states. A little at ease...and well, a little on edge. I could read Elan's features that seemed to mirror mine. His golden blonde hair nearly radiated in the misty darkness surrounding us. While we were in the company of Stygan, and although he kept quiet- I was confident in his abilities to guide us to the drop off point- even in this thick fog. It was difficult to even see ten feet in front of you, but Stygan skillfully steered us passed any rocks or debris that would have left us with a sunken ship- he had done this many times. His head was cloaked by a grey hood- and though his height obviously spoke volumes about his inhumanity- his demeanor did not come off as aggressive or threatning. He had probably seen his fair share of stupid- luck stricken sailors attempting to navigate through this treacherous and dangerous fog. I was more than positive that at least a hundred men stepped foot on this boat with Stygan and never returned. The spare boat- the one that we would take after Stygan reached his drop off point clatter against our own every so often. It only reminded me that in a few short while- we would be without the helpful Stygan. He had a scythe resting around his shoulder, a weapon once belonging to his father. He kept it for safety purposes of course- in case unwise men though they could pull one over on the undead ferry driver- and force him to find their way through the fog. There may have been a handfull of reckless and idiotic men in his past like that. The salty scent of the air didn't just annoy me- but it had the same affect on Elan - we were both pinching our noses trying to filter out the stench- even going as far as to breathe through our clothes. However, Eirene seemed to be perfectly at home. Girl's got a call to the ocean don't she Elan leaned in and whispered lowly to me; and I nodded. Say..Aeolus. Earlier I watched you create a pillar of fire But not just fire Black fire what is that about I put a hand against my hip and my posture changed. Stygan's voice inturrupted our conversation. Your destination has arrived; this is as far as I go. May you return alive. We moved from one boat to the other- and in a matter of seconds; Stygan was already out of sight- even though I could still hear him rowing. Elan and I took an oar- while Eirene stood forward at the head of the boat- For a while things were quiet- we were just following Eirene's instruction. To her, there was almost zero fog- she could see nearly perfectly- And it was proven every time we avoided a rock. There were plenty of other ship wrecked boats- some containing corpses that had either been deteriorated from the elements or picked at by dragons - It's awfully quiet for waters infested with sea drak- As soon as Elan opened his big mouth- the boat was rocked from a pulsation beneath us. The ripple and wave it caused nearly made our boat tip over- I breathed in deeply- the sense of fear gripping my lungs. Elan drew the bow from his back, but with zero visibility- he had no idea where to shoot. Even Huntress was rendered less effective. Eirene ordered us both to duck as a sea drake flew just inches above us- The rain of water pouring down on our heads from the drake above is drenched my clothes. Elan pulled back on his bow, and I set the tip of his arrow ablaze. When we heard the screech of the dragon we both pulled our arms back in success. Direct hit! but there was a thing about dragons that shouldn't be ignored. They are extremely protective. Eirene ordered us to stop, and for Elan to put his bow away. Both of us were visibly confused Is this nature lover going to tell me to not hurt a single creature even if it's trying to kill us?! Elan hissed, and even through the fog, I could see Eirene's golden orbs giving him a deep glare. But there was something Eirene had a talent for. Like her sister, she could speak to and control any aquatic creature- sea drakes included
Eirene only kept silent, in truth she always thought she would seek out her guardian on less urgent terms, but now she wasn’t even so sure that she could present what was left of her once beautiful song book to the woman. The Goddess was only nine, when she met Mammon for the first time and even then, she wasn’t so sure of the woman’s personality and attitude. Had she changed? Would she even be there anymore?
It was only place the Goddess knew to find her. There was nothing to fear right? It was just fog and Mammon was her guardian, she wouldn’t let anything happen to her right? The Goddess sighed, yeah nothing was free. A lesson learned more often than not in Ancient Greece. Everything was done for a favor be it monetary value or just running an errand. What happened to the kindred sprit of thoughtless favors? Eirene was quite sure the blame could be placed on the growing since of paranoia and distrust surrounding Olympus.
Things would not be quiet for long, not at all.. It was only a matter of time before Apollo had to tell if he hadn’t already, what happened to him, where he was, and what happened to his power. Aeolus’s status was that of a hero at the moment. Her amber-sunset eyes sweep over the side of his face. Did he even know it? Zeus would look to celebrate such valor but then there was the history of bad blood between Hades, Ares, and Zeus that would only be elevated by Apollo’s ordeal. With a deep breathe, the Goddess glances down at her feet, but forces the frown on her face to disappear.
“It’s just fog, besides I’m sure we’ll find her.” Of course they would, the woman was banished to her location, exiled for what Eirene knew not. But she was sure the woman hadn't moved from her refuge. Would she remember her?
It seemed we were stuck with the infamous hunter and tracker Elan of Apollo. It didn't hurt to have help around, right? Eirene stuck by Aeolus's side, clinging to his arm and delivering death glares to Elan whenever she was given the chance. They packed their things and headed in the direction of the Aegan sea- The wind against their faces clouded with bits of smoke and ash grey snowflakes. Wait snowflakes? Eirene Aeolus huffed lowly, her bitter mood towards Elan was changing the weather! Whhhattt She replied hesitantly, cut it out before we all get frost bite Indistingushable grumbles, but eventually the weather returned to a normal 80 degrees with a constant breeze. You guys headed toward the Aegean sea? Elan questioned Yeah He could tell, from he direction we were headed. Elan's voice perked up- I hear there are dragons that way. Dragons? Yeah dragons,it's one of the last places to find them. No way Aeolus returned, wafting his hand about and dismissing Elan's statement. There's no such thing as dragons Elan couldn't help but facepalm and sigh. So let me get this straight, you'll believe in orgers but dragons, that's waay out of bounds Well, when Elan put it that way...Aeolus supposed he had a point. Not just any dragons most of them are sea-drakes- So if we stay on land, we're okay? Not quite Eirene chimed in, they mave have fins but they can still fly. Great, are they aggresive? Only if there are eggs around- the both of them answered. And then, they immediately looked away from each other. The walk continued in relative silence. So, why the Aegean Sea of all places? We have to speak to someone important..we dont even know if she's there but it's the only lead we've got. It came as a surprise to Aeolus that Elan narrowed down who they were searching for. They say a forlorne deity Mammon lives within the Constain cove that's heavily infested with dragons. Aeolus nearly dropped his things. And inside that cove is a treasure many people have risked their lives for. An ancient treasure that could make you the wealthiest man in Greece, that's not why you're going..is it? Sort of, but not really- we just need to speak to Mammon Good luck finding her. They say only those with the purest eyes can even see the cave entry through the fog of truth. Aeolus placed a hand behind his head- So we'll need a guide to steer us to the cove won't we Yeah, there's an old man who runs a ferry business with his son Stygan- they'll take us but at a cost. It's always at a cost.. Aeolus huffed- Eirene added that they were used to things not being free. When was the last time anyone had ever done them a favor out of the kindness of their heart? Well..Elan was standing there next to them free of charge. I'm confident huntress can see through the fog and to the cave..but I've never wanted to risk going Why is that? Because if we get lost we're screwed. The ferry will only take us so far; not even they want to get lost in the never ending fog.
But that was alright, because I had my faith in Eirene.
“wasn’t gonna, why’d you go and kill those poor things, they were running away!” the Goddess exclaimed quite harshly, this..this was not her luckiest of days and it had been that way for quite some time now. While Aeolus seemed to make best friends with this Elan fellow, Eirene kept quiet a deep frown marring her features as her fingers traced over the damage done to her book. Significant damages, true it had been faded before but it was salvageable without going to see Athena necessarily. Now, she would have to get the book restored and Zeus only knows what the heck she’ll want in return this time! The more Eirene thought about it, the more frustration befell her. Then to top it all off, Elan didn’t seem like he was going anywhere any time soon, infact he seemed more curious of their whereabouts and intentions if anything. He inquired about their destination and Eirene quickly told him it was none of his business. Couldn’t he go back to hunting?
Ofcourse Elan had to toss back a smart reply and the girl bit her tongue to resist tossing back a response along the lines of an inquiry to if he always shot retreating creatures in the back. Instead, the woman returned to observing her book. She needed to find Athena and she needed to make sure Aeolus kept his powers under lock and key. The more he used them, the easier it would be for Aethon to slip away from the locket’s supressing hold. Not to mention, they had been gone for several days possibly a week going on two in Aeolus’s time. She had not forgotten about the portal to the underworld left open somewhere in Nagoya. The absence of the sun in both times warrants more bold behavior from the creatures who had feared it. No longer banished or bound by the sun, no reason to stay in the underworld.
Then there was Mia. That poor, poor girl. Was she even still alive? The cons were beginning to outweigh the pro’s and the normally optomistic woman found the brightside to be steadily declining with every step she took. It would be okay, the sooner this trip was done the better. She could learn Mammon’s melody, get her book restored and return Aeolus back to his time. Atleast being in his more familiar settings would give him the edge of Aethon, wouldn’t it?
Our odds didn't seem favorable; not even for a moment. Still sleep logged, Aeolus struggled to put together the pieces of the puzzle that was constructing itself around them as time passed by in mere moments. Had they stumbled into their territory? Perhaps got too close to their din? Aeolus didn't recall goblins being territorial but easily angered? Definitely. The goblins were as tall as they were- some shorter; some larger, but the group of close to twenty easy left Aeolus unsettled. The goblins didn't show signs of retreating, and infact- inched closer to their bags. They're just hungry Eirene let them be.. Aeolus decided- so when their moss green fingers and treebark colored nails rummaged through Eirene's bag- Aeolus was able to breathe a sigh of relief - That was until a goblin grabbed Eirene's song-book. Hey put that down! Aeolus turned his head to a serious looking Eirene, a vortex of water circling her fist- Of course; out of spite or just not being able to communicate properly with us- the goblin ignored her demands to stop. Even worse he began to rip through pages of the book. A screech befell Eirene like an enraged banshee; and the goblin now blasted with a fist full of water tossed the book into the air. The goblin tumbled over into one of its siblings and then..all hell broke loose Catching the book before it hit the ground, and with a panicked voice; Aeolus suggested they not only retreat but run for their lives! With a heaving chest; waking up in the morning to pushy goblins wasn't how he expected to start his day but; anything can happen when you camp in the forest, right? Aeolus could feel a snag wrap around his ankle and tighten. Ack! Eirene, who had been running ahead of him, turned around to try and pull Aeolus's ankle free- but the goblins were closing in on them! Clubs raised ready to strike, Aeolus shut his eyes tightly a sharp burning in his chest and the locket underneath his skin stirred. A wall of fire enclosing into a ring ignited seperating Aeolus and Eirene from the ambushing goblins. Flames as high as twenty feet licked and climbed the trees, quickly jumping from branch to branch. Spooked by the fires, the goblins began to retreat but:
suddenly Their bodies tumbled to the ground knees first as arrows impaled their heads. The deep olive color of their blood created a pool ontop of the grass as a figure blocked by the sunlight and tree tops descended towards them. With striking blonde hair that rivaled his lord, the fitting talent and skill in archery was another tell tell sign of who he served. The sun tattoo on his neck only put things more into perspective. You two should really watch where you camp, it could get dangerous out here Eirene extinguished the fires before the spread, however not without giving the newcomer a piece of her mind. She was angry that he had killed the goblins that were obviously running away; and before Aeolus knew it the two were locked in a heated battle. Fine! Don't thank me, not like I care if you live or die. I don't know what my Lord sees in you! Their tempers flared against each other, while Aeolus took a quiet moment to intervene. Despite the goblins running away, they were trying to kill us- so he eventually sided with the new comer. He offered to shake his hand and apologized on Eirene's behalf. Eventually, Elan came around and shook Aeolus's hand. Where there's smoke there's definitely a fire The smoldering remains of bits and pieces of trees thickened the air in a cloudy, heavy grey smoke. The daemon knew of Eirene but never met her personally, only heard of how lovely she was from his god. Your aim is impressive Aeolus commented, his body moving back in the direction of where they had abandoned their goods at the campsite. Eirene kept her opinion to herself, arms crossed and refusing to look in his direction. The owl just above their heads swooped down for a landing on Elan's shoulders. We were close by when I noticed the flames, I was tracking a deer to hunt but came across you guys first The owl Huntress was Elan's bestfriend; she could spot anything even those invisible to the naked eye. So where are you guys headed, this seems like an awfully random spot to settle down for camp. Not to mention heavily protected by goblins Before Aeolus could answer Eirene interjected with a 'no-where' as in; none of his business Do you always get in trouble in no where, or is this just a special occasion? Their arguing reminded Aeolus on Anton and Spade, but eventually Elan submitted- If my god found out that I came across you two and didn't offer to help; he'd be most disappointed. Besides Aeolus- I heard about the endeavor you went through on behalf of my lord. It would be an honor to assist you in your journey Just like that, their duo became a trio
To help him was her hope indeed. She prayed Mammon would be enough, though she wished she didn’t have to travel so far for a song. Then her book was quite damaged and its restoral was a task only fit to one Goddess: Athena. She would worry about that another time. The more time Eirene spent looking over her book, the more she found herself having to rewrite notes here and there to match the new tone of her pipe. The fact that Ophelia hadn’t bothered to keep up with her pipe after stealing it from her, ultimately led to her pipe being tainted with blood. Though the impurity of her instrument could be offset by her own aura, notes in certain songs had to be changed in order for the spells to work appropriately.
“I’ve not seen her since I was a child really.” She recalled. In fact, it had been just a few weeks before Demeter had stopped taking Eirene and her sister to see Poseidon. No matter how much a play boy everyone thought him, he was fond of his daughters. Whether it was playing a simple game or helping them with their more aware sense of power he took pleasure in watching them grow. Earlier that day, Eirene and Ophelia had been playing on the shores of Aegea, content in a game of tag until Ophelia grew tired of running and decided to smother Eirene in a mini tidal wave. Which resulted in one of Eirene’s crying spells. The very reason, Poseidon’s most humble servant was not fond of the children. Bad things happened when young Eirene cried and Ophelia seemed fond of making her younger sister do just that from time to time.
After a small dinner, she remembered falling asleep by the fire. Eirene was an early riser, she had always gotten up before Aeolus, and so this morning was no different. Sitting up, the young Goddess, stretched and used a hand to cover her mouth as she yawned, having not opened her eyes yet. Yet, when those amber-orange orbs did open, she screamed: no, screeched to the heavens. Goblins, what the heck were they doing here? For all the time Eirene had lived in this world, she had never encountered the species. It was akin to knowing something exist but being unable to truly believe that. Until now, that was.
So she initially moved backwards, only to be reminded of Aeolus. “Um..Hi..” the Goddess finally spoke to the awkward looking creatures that surrounded them at the moment, once she had calmed down from the shock of seeing them for the first time.
He couldn't put into words how he was feeling. Infact, his mind was still struggling around the details that Eirene was trying to explain to him. A wicked soul, inside his body? A trip to the Underworld? Not to mention the countless small fires that erupted in his sleep all of this was the first time he was hearing of it. Eirene told him about the shadow thief she met; the ninja Vincent - Vaizel's wife Esmeralda, and Berk. How her sister tricked them, and nearly killed Vaizel's wife. Was there no end to her bitter hatred towards humanity? From Vincent she received a relic that could help her travel through shadows, much like how her father did when exiting the Netherworld. You two were quite busy. But correct me if I'm wrong..there's a locket..inside my chest? In here? Right beneath his skin? Eirene nodded slowly, recalling the event as it happened. And I tried to burn it out of my skin? Which is why it hurts so much. Hurts to breathe, hurts to anything just about . The locket, is suppose to keep you stable, suppress any bad thoughts you might have Bad..thoughts? Right.. He felt like a mental patient, someone who had to be kept in a straight jacket and behind a cellbar with padded walls. It's alright Aeolus we think you're alright. Alrighty.. Stable. Again, it felt like he was a mental patient. She placed a hand on his shoulder. Everything, everything will be fine; and that she promised. Her gentle smile caused him to mirror hers. I trust you He did, with every fiber of his divided soul. They gathered themselves together to head back inside. The plan was to travel all the way to the Aegea; but with how odd his body was acting he wasn't sure if he'd be able to make the journey. Still, he pushed aside his concern, and decided to go through with it. Come dusk, Aeolus had a bag packed together; despite Eirene's growing cocern. I'm fine His voice assured, even though the pain in his chest was increasing. Learning this melody is important right?So we have to get to it Besides he more time they wasted, the more time they spent in Ancient Greece, the longer his parents would be concerned. So, with arugment aside Eirene worked with Aeolus to gather their things. I miss Anton and Spade He huffed lowly, they would always take their journey with the unlikley duo. Still with it being just the two of them Aeolus felt a little vulnerable not having as many numbers. Spade with his strength was something that Aeolus heavily relied on...Mortal or not the power that he did acquire from Aethon shouldn't be tapped- or else it would over throw the balance in soul. Or at least, that's what he feared. So while they packed clothes, Demeter kept her concerns to herself..Guaging from the map they would be headed due east? for Aegea- As nightfall fell outside, the air took a turn for chilly- A little bundled up for warmth, the trip was taken on foot because there were no rifts near Aeagan that they could take. One rift lead to the salt flats, but without Oblivion to help guide them through the pits; it would have been a death trap to attempt to cross in the blinding fog. The distance wasn't as far as the mind liked to portray- maybe a day or two at best. Do you feel anything different about yourself, Aeolus? I feel like, there's another pair of thoughts inside my head sometimes ....He took a moment to continue, Like something I wasn't even thinking would rush to my head before I could even question where it came from If..that made any sense. After a bit of traveling through the thickest part of the woods, Aeolus decided to set up camp for the night; and maybe cook a bit of dinner. So in the past, I almost killed He stopped himself He almost killed you and your sister? A solemn nod so then that means you can help me again, right? Well, the hope was that with the melody she learned from Mammon, it would be enough to tame the beast inside his skin. How many times have you met this Mammon person Not too many times; she was once able to summon her from her pipe- but after her near century slumber she had forgot how to do so. Around the glow of the fire; Aeolus huddled close to Eirene for warmth. Of course, by morning:
They were surrounded by goblins
ooc: i promise my next post will be better I was a bit distracted when writing this one
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