|The Battle for Mt Olympus III|
|Link||The Battle for Mount Olympus|
|Size||10 Players (Small)|
|Start Date||April 05, 2009|
|First to Die|
|Last Remaining||Brandonb, dawh, GreyCells, Impervious, Fox, SomeGuy|
It began on April 05, 2009 and ended in a Olympians win in N8 (April 24th).
Zeus and Odysseus: Each Character gets 3 guesses as usual, but now that all the Super-Powers are are in play, it will be a bit more complex. In order to Nullify one Character's actions, one correct guess must be made like before, but IDs and Recruitment cannot be gained. That first guess does not have to be a nullification, but it does have to be accurate to continue. It will take 2 correct Character action guesses to earn an ID. And it will take 3 correct Character actions to gain a recruitment. Recruitment can be obtained in two Nights however. For Example: Night 1, Odysseus may guess that Poseidon will target itachi. For his second guess, he may predict that Poseidon will Summon Ares. If both are correct, Odysseus will gain an ID. Furthermore, Ares is a blanket character, since he effects the entire Night. If Zeus were to guess Odysseus will Summon Prometheus, he must also guess who Odysseus wants Prometheus to boost. In other words, the guess must be as complete as the action.
If Zeus and/or Odysseus are targeted to be nullified and only have their 3 guesses (no killing ability) they will be nullified one random guess if they have no protection from another Player. If they have a killing ability, that will be the first action to be nullified. Zeus and Odysseus must also each be the last one standing for their respective sides. Furthermore, they are the only Players to begin the Game with BTSC. Basically, just talking to me for the time being ;)
Summonings: Each Character has the ability to Summon other Characters. Unless specified otherwise, each Summoning may be used infinitely, but not 2 Nights in a row. If a Character is successfully targeted to be killed, they must sacrifice one of their Summonings to stay alive. For Example: If Hades summons Achilles to attack Nestor and the Attack is successful, Nestor must sacrifice Agamemnon or Priam for the rest of the Game. Demeter will then have the ability to use that fallen Character once.
Summonings may be treated just like any other character unless specified otherwise. Oceanus may be targeted just as Aphrodite would be. But they may only be effected if they are Summoned that particular Night.
Once a Player's Summonings are all gone, they finally become vulnerable to be killed from the Game. All Characters are required to lose 1 Summoning, except Hades, who must relinquish 3. Whenever a Summoning is lost it will NOT be public knowledge, even if they are lost during the Daily Sacrifice.
Daily Sacrifice: Each day a Player is voted to make a Sacrifice. They must relinquish one of their Summonings (Hades 3). Their Identity is still hidden though as is the identity of the Summoning(s) they just lost. In return they may make an Offering of their fallen comrade to one of the Independent Characters. If they have no Summonings left, they will be killed form the Game. In the event of a tie, one of three things will happen, all with equal probability. Either no Sacrifice is made as if the Day never happened, one of the tied Players will make a Sacrifice (chosen randomly), or all the tied Players will make a Sacrifice. First come, first serve, if there is a dispute about two Players wanting the same Independent. This means that they must make a public post about who they want and the post that comes first wins. Also, in an effort to keep the Game flowing, if you have a bunch of votes and are likely to make a Sacrifice, please PM me or post in the Hidden BTSC forum who you want to Sacrifice for or you will lose a Summoning and not get an Offering to an Independent.
Eras: Time has been disrupted by Cronus' rage (unrelated to his in-game Character). Each Night, in addition to your Character's action and your Summoning (if you have any) you must select an Era in which the Night will take place.
- The Origin - Zeus and Odysseus will each only have 2 guesses
- The Age of the Titans - Odysseus' 5 Titans are invincible and Zeus only has 2 Guesses
- The Age of the Olympians - Zeus' 5 Olympians are invincible and Odysseus only has 2 Guesses
- The Age of Heroes - Nearly the Present. No change to the Game Rules.
Every Night (for the first 4 Nights) must be different. Each is voted on and the winner is where that Night will take place. If, for instance, Night 1 is the Age of the Titans. On Night 2, That Era may not be voted for, and therefore, Night 4 will have no need for a vote.
On Night 5 however, There is a mandatory Era:
5) Chaos - Nyx has just been born from the Chaos and does not know what to do with the intruders into her Era. She will select 4 random Players. One will be put completely to sleep by her Son, Hypnos. Edit: This means that random player Hypnos puts to sleep will have no Action and no Summoning. One will be killed 100% by her son, Thanatos. Edit: This means that Thanatos will get the 100% Kill regardless of any other Action that Night (this kill can be deferred to the random Player's Summoning if they have any left). One will be gifted the Resurrection of a fallen Summoning. (If Demeter had already used this one Character and they die again, she will be able to strike another bargain and Summon that Character again.) The Fourth Player will be Boosted to 100% kill if they have that ability and be completely protected for the Night. Also, Nyx will not act on certain Players if her action(s) will lead to a Game Victory or a Tie.
After Night 5, the Cycle resets. In the event of a tie, a random Era will be chosen from the winning choices.
Independents: Will be recruited to a BTSC group and team with 2 Offerings from the Daily Sacrifices. However, their allegiance is not permanent. Once acquired, they require an Offering once every 3 Days or they will return to the realm of Independents and have to be recruited with 2 Offerings again. Edit: A BTSC team can only have 2 Independent Characters maximum at one time. Edit 2: Independents lose their Summonings according to their individual restrictions. There will never be useless Summonings for the sole purpose of extending lives. Their Summonings still can be Resurrected by Nyx though, just like any other Character.
Saving/Protecting characters cannot save themselves. And Characters cannot perform actions on their own Summonings and vice versa.
A couple clarifications: Aphrodite's Summonings do not nullify. Those actions are in addition to the target's desired actions.
If Zeus and/or Odysseus are targeted to be nullified and only have the 3 guesses (no killing ability) they will be nullified one random guess if they have no protection from another Player. If they have a killing ability, that will be the first action to be nullified. I'll add these to the OP.
only 1 summoning may be used per Night.
inactivity is a choice for Action and Summoning, though not a very fruitful one. if you are targeted successfully, you will still lose a Summoning.
Since it was the following way in the past 2 games, I may not have made this clear enough this time around: the only way to recruit Independents is with 2 Offerings made by non-Independents or Indies that have been recruited already. Characters like Nestor, Diomedes, Aphrodite and Poseidon can only be recruited with Odysseus' and Zeus' respective 3 correct guesses.
Poseidon, Aphrodite, Zeus, Odysseus, Nestor and Diomedes (if Sacrificed) can make an Offering to an Independent of their choice. If an Independent gets Sacrificed, they lose a Summoning and make no Offering (unless they have already been recruited)
Zeus - May guess 3 character actions each night. See Zeus and Odysseus for clearer instructions. If Poseidon is killed, Zeus will begin to attack with 50% accuracy.
- Summonings: The Gods still residing in Olympus
- Artemis - Kills with 50% chance of success.
- Hephaestus - Molds either a sword (giving a 25% boost in Attack) or a shield (gives a 25% boost in Defense). The sword and shield will be broken if the one dawning them is successfully attacked. However, they do not lose a Summoning.
- Hermes - Sends a message from Zeus to any Character
- Ananke - Predicts an action that has been sent in that Night. If no actions have been sent in when Ananke is used, she will get a second chance to see one Character's fate, but no more chances after that.
- Hebe - Bestows one killing Character with Nectar and Ambrosia boosting them to 100% efficiency.
Poseidon - By creating a massive Earthquake around his foe he has a 1/2 chance of killing them or protecting them for the Night. If boosted, he will kill at 100%.
- Summonings: The Gods that have fallen thus far. Though weakened, Poseidon has distributed some of his power to bring them back to the living world.
- Athena - May stop all Daily Sacrifices the next Day, but in her weakened spirit-state she must set this action in motion the previous Night.
- Ares - May nullify all malicious Night actions. Only Zeus and Odysseus' guesses will be unaffected. In his weakened spirit-state he may only be summoned once every 3 Nights.
- Apollo - May end the Day at a specific time. Due to his weakened ability, he must specify a time for the Day to end on the previous Night.
Aphrodite - Wearing her infamous Magic Girdle, all who see her will fall in love. She may either boost her target to 100% kill accuracy or nullify their Night action.
- Summonings: Gods of a feather... (Aphrodite's Summonings do not nullify. Those actions are in addition to the target's desired actions.)
- Eros - Influences a Player into protecting another with 100% accuracy
- Dionysus - Intoxicates a Player into attacking another with 50% accuracy. Aphrodite may not boost Dionysus.
Odysseus - May guess 3 character actions each night. See Zeus and Odysseus for clearer instructions. If Diomedes is killed, Odysseus will begin to attack with 50% accuracy.
- Summonings: Odysseus formed a sacred pact with the formerly imprisoned Titans. A pact which will end when all of their goals are accomplished, namely, the downfall of Zeus.
- Oceanus - Sends a message from Odysseus to any Character
- Cronus - Predicts an action that has been sent in that Night. If no actions have been sent in when Cronus is used, he will get a second chance to see one Character's fate, but no more chances after that.
- Prometheus - Bestows one killing Character with the Will of Fire boosting them to 100% efficiency.
- Atlas - Shakes the Earth with the intention of nullifying the Olympians. Each Olympian has a 50% chance of having their Primary Action nullified. Each Hero has a 25% chance of having their action nullified. This does not include Summonings.
- Rhea - Fed up with her offspring and now aligned with Cronus, she will Kill them with 50% accuracy.
Nestor - All those who listen to the wisdom of Nestor are influenced one way or another. He may either boost his target to 100% kill accuracy or nullify their Night action.
- Summonings: Great minds think alike. The spirits of Agamemnon and Priam have escaped Hades' clutches and converse with Nestor each Night, discussing strategy and tactics.
- Agamemnon - May guess 2 Character Actions and nullify them.
- Priam - May guess 2 Character Actions and nullify them.
Diomedes - Always looking for a great fight. There is a 1/2 chance he will slay his opponent. But there is a 1/2 chance he will befriend them in battle and protect them for the Night. If boosted, he will kill at 100%.
- Summonings: Before leaving Tartarus, he unlocked possibly the most horrifying cell. The cell that contained the Hecatonchires: the former guards of Tartarus before the Age of the Olympians. And those three who Zeus used to help imprison the Titans.
- Briares the "Sea Goat" - His desire to see the Olympians suffer will stop Ares from nullifying the Night.
- Gyges the "Big Limbed" - Also, desirous of Olympian blood, he will block the Sun entirely with his massive arms and force an instantaneous Night. This may only happen if Apollo has taken action to end the Day early.
- Cottus the "Furious" - Cannot tolerate life being spared. Will ensure that the Sacrifice takes place, by carrying it out himself. This may only happen if Athena has taken action to stop the Sacrifice the following Day.
Heracles - Unsure with whom to side, Heracles is more interested with lives not being wasted. He will use his massive strength to save one Player each Night.
- Summonings: Having completed each ordeal of the Labors Eurystheus set for him, Heracles has deemed it a worthy device to use on the Gods in order to prove their power to him and thus justify their existence and ability to Rule. Heracles may only conjure each Labor from the depths of his memories once. Each runs the risk of death or is so time consuming, the Player he targets will have no time to exact their primary Night Action with the exception of Odysseus and Zeus' guesses.
- Killing the Nemean Lion - 50% chance of death
- Destroying the Lernaean Hydra - 50% chance of death
- Capturing the Ceryneian Hind. - 50% chance of death
- Capturing the Erymanthian Boar - 50% chance of death
- Cleaning the Augean Stables - Nullification of primary Night Action
- Killing the Stymphalian Birds - Nullification of primary Night Action
- Capturing the Cretan Bull - 50% chance of death
- Rounding up the Mares of Diomedes - Nullification of primary Night action.
- Stealing the Girdle of Hippolyte - Nullification of primary Night Action
- Herding the Cattle of Geryon - Nullification of primary Night action.
- Fetching the Apples of Hesperides - Nullification of primary Night action.
- Capturing Cerberus - 50% chance of death
Mnemosyne - With the power to alter the memory and thought of her opponent, she will cause them to forget what Era they chose for the Night (see Eras section). Also, if you she targets Zeus or Odysseus, they will forget one of their guesses. If she is certain she has targeted one of them, Mnemosyne may select 1,2 or 3 and that will be the guess that is nullified. There is no negative repercussion if her target is not Zeus or Odysseus.
- Summonings: Given birth to the 9 Muses, she has asked for their help in this plight. Each Muse may only be used twice though.
- Calliope - By means of Epic Poetry will nullify her victim's Night Action
- Clio - By means of History will nullify her victim's Night Action
- Erato - Her Lyrical Poetry will boost the heart of any killing Character
- Euterpe - Her Music will boost the heart of any killing Character
- Melpomene - Her love of Tragedy will kill her audience with a 50% chance
- Polyhymnia - By means of Sacred Song will nullify her victim's Night Action
- Terpsichore - Her Dance will boost the heart of any killing Character
- Thalia - By means of Comedy will nullify her victim's Night Action
- Urania - By means of the Constellations, she may predict an action taken that Night. If no actions have been sent in when Urania is used, he will get a second chance to see one Character's fate, but no more chances after that.
Hades' Spirit - Hades was released out of pity by Demeter. Little did she know that he would grow stronger every 3 days outside of Tartarus. He begins with a 25% kill efficiency, but since he is nearly transparent, he also has a 25% possibility of being killed, no matter what his opponent's accuracy is at. On Night's 4-6, both levels increase to 50%. On Nights 7-9 they increase to 75% and from then on (if still necessary) they are both set at 100%.
- Summonings: Always with a trick up his sleeve, Hades has found all the remaining souls of the warriors lost so far in this story. They are slightly weakened from their previous state. He may summon each only once, and if he is successfully attacked, he must relinquish 3 souls, as opposed to just 1 for everybody else.
- Cerberus - Kill 50%
- Argus - May Spy on Player
- Medusa - Nullifies any Night Action
- Minotaur - Protects one Player
- Siren - Gives her victim a 50% chance of death the following Night unless they are boosted by another Player/Character
- Calchus - Foretells a random action. If no actions have been sent in when Calchus is used, he will get a second chance to see one Character's fate, but no more chances after that.
- Charon - In defiance to his arch-nemesis, he may block Hermes' Message. But his action must sent before Zeus sends Hermes off to deliver a message. If Charon's actions are unnecessary, he is still lost to Hades.
- Perseus - Kill 50%
- Paris - Kill 50%
- Helen - Nullify one Night Action
- Aeneas - One target. Kill 50% or Protect if he meets a worthy opponent for the Night
- Agenor - Protects one Player
- Achilles - Kill 50%
- Menelaus - Protects one Player
- Theseus - Kill 50%
Demeter - Her soul is still one with Life and the Earth, thus she cherishes both. She may save the life of one Person per Night.
- Summonings: The only Character who does not begin with Summonings. Now in control of Tartarus, Demeter will greet each Character that dies (Player or Summoning) and ask to Summon them back for just one Night and use their power just as it was when they lived. There is one exception under the Eras section, whereby Demeter may use the same Character more than once. She may not Summon Characters from previous games.
Game Idea and ExpectationsEdit
Lots of winners! Zeus' crew: Impervious, dawh, SomeGuy, and Kat. And the 2 Indies GC and Bb (who irrevocably turned the tides). Congrats to all and very well played by everyone! :thumbsup: Thanks for playing!! :D
- Impervious - Zeus
- dawh - Poseidon
- SomeGuy - Aphrodite
- Kat - Demeter - recruited
- grey cells - Heracles
- Brandonb - Hades - switched sides
Day and Night PostsEdit
|Night 1: The Storming of Olympus|
Icarus dropped Diomedes onto the Heavenly pathway leading to Mount Olympus. The warrior landed crouched on his left foot and right knee, double swords strapped to his back in an enormous X. He looked up at his companions Odysseus and Nestor who had already been flown to the Great Heights by the Winged Icarus, and they welcomed him.
Icarus: Good luck Heroes. This is where I depart. Demeter calls for my soul as we speak so I must take my leave.
Odysseus: We are much obliged for your help and wish you a restful stay in Tartarus.
Icarus: It will be, thanks to you three and your fallen brethren. Oh. Beware the Spirit of Hades. Word has it that he has captured some of your fallen comrades' spirits and intends to use them for his own bidding, perhaps even against you.
Nestor: The bastard! I should have guessed he wouldn't fade away quietly...
Diomedes: It's unacceptable for him to disgrace such brave and noble warriors! Achilles! Menelaus!
Diomedes shouted up to the peak of Olympus. Tears streaming across his face as the winds picked up and began rustling and beating their cloaks like flags. Odysseus looked straight into the violent gusts, sensing Icarus descending back down to the Surface.
Odysseus: Perhaps it isn't as bad as it sounds. If we could somehow inspire Hades to help us, our fallen friends may rejoice at this last chance to fight for our cause! Cheer up you two! We must have all our wits if we intend to dethrone Zeus. And that is a goal we share with Hades. I'm certain of it!
The winds picked up to an incredible speed forcing the three Heroes to cover their faces and squint their eyes. It was literally breathtaking, as they gasped for air, Odysseus began to have reservations about this whole plan. His mind froze as he even forgot his pact with the Titans and the enormous help they could be in this battle to come. Giant thunder clouds sped toward the three, and took on the shape of Zeus. His eyes, holes in the clouds, allowing a brilliant light to shine through and nearly blind the Heroes. They pierced each trespasser with ire and hate. Words bellowed from the encroaching thunder.
Zeus: Gods?! You three call yourself Gods now!? Begone!
A massive three pronged lightning bolt shot from the mouth of Zeus' visage and exploded next to each Hero. They were tossed far from each other. Each as far away as could be from the other, but the blast was not powerful enough to send them from Olympus. As difficult as it seemed, they would have to find each other despite whatever obstacles they should encounter. That is, if they hoped to achieve victory here, in Zeus' home, where his power reigned supreme.
Odysseus awoke, surrounded by boulders, and oddly enough, looked after by Hermes. He propped himself up on his elbows and called out to the Messenger. Hermes looked a bit shocked and sped away from the rising Odysseus, taking flight into the safety of the air.
Hermes: I can no longer help you, Achaean. It has been decreed by Zeus himself.
Odysseus: I know where you're going! To Poseidon no doubt!
Hermes: Always the bright one... nevertheless you're still too slow to catch me! Even if I only possess one of my winged sandals, you'll never catch me!
Odysseus rose with a final grunt of pain, stretching his back. "We'll see about that, Messenger, we shall see if I can catch you!"
Zeus stood in the Grand Halls of his Temple. All shone with golden and crystal brilliance. His hands clasped behind his back. "Everything is set in motion. I'll crush these newly made so-called Gods... Hmph! Now if only my brother were a bit more punctual. I would have imagined he could Summon Ares faster than this... I will accept no fatalities this Night!"
But Poseidon had his hands full, as he fought the cunning Brandonb. No sooner had Poseidon arrived at Mount Olympus, had he engaged in this battle. Most of Olympus was in awe at the presence of Poseidon, which was indeed a rarity and a pleasure, but not for Bb. The two fought the moment they crossed eyes. But Bb sped away from the Sea God each time he attempted a killing strike with his Sacred Trident. Luckily for Olympus, Poseidon had much more pain to dish out than only that which his Trident could stab. He spun the weapon over his head so quickly it looked as if the monstrous God held up a Giant's wheel. As Bb intently watched his opponent's action, the Trident came smashing down and divided the ground in two, the opening canyon rapidly approached Bb, but to both of their surprise, GC ran in between the two fighters, latched onto Bb and escaped with him.
GC set Bb down in a cave, hidden from Poseidon's rage. Just as Bb was about to ask what GC was up to, he noticed an arrow jutting from his savior's thigh. He wrenched it free and GC screamed, but the clouded look vanished from his eyes.
Bb: This is an arrow from Eros if I'm not mistaken.
GC: Oh thank the Heavens... I couldn't figure out why I was so attracted to you... phew...
Bb: Yea... (snapping the arrow over his knee) thanks for that, but I think I'd prefer to take my leave.
GC sat back laughing. "Please do! Now that my senses have returned, I think I may take a stab at killing you myself."
The two chuckled, but slowly their faces became serious. Bb did indeed leave GC in that cave, just as GC began unsheathing his sword, now with completely new thoughts cycling through his mind.
Impervious stood slack-jawed as the effervescent Aphrodite swayed her hips walking toward him. "You? What are.. What... ummm... wow..."
Aphrodite: Hehe. That's what I thought you'd say.
A moment before she wrapped her arms around the smitten Impervious, Heracles's arms pushed the two away from each other. Aphrodite, startled at the brute strength of Heracles, fled while she had the chance. Impervious almost fell, but caught himself as his mind began to work once more. He thanked Heracles, but was only returned a shady look, as the giant left him. Heracles desired his safety, but he was not sure for how long that intention would last.
Nestor and the spirit of Agamemnon conversed about how to destroy the beauty Aphrodite and her minions, but their plans proved useless for the night. Nestor remained uncertain, thinking that his old mind and body could most likely not resist her charms, thus making her a very dangerous opponent indeed.
As Bb stealthily left the area of the cave, he felt the slightest weight on his shoulder. Looking up, his eyes widened to see that Clio had gracefully leaped up onto him without even his notice.
Clio: You won't be making an actions tonight.
Bb (smirking): You assume that I even intended to make any? ...How presumptuous.
Having a purely awful time, Kat spent every hour of it cleaning the Augean Stables, wondering if even the entire Night was enough time for such a task. She wondered how this dreamworld even managed to surround her, but she knew one thing for certain: there was no escape until the task was finished. She sighed and continued on with the vile work.
Two violent clashes were afoot during the waning hours of the first Night of the invasion. Diomedes held his swords high, ready to crash down on SomeGuy and the Siren began to sing her song, enticing GC to a very near-death experience. But at this moment, Poseidon finally readied himself to Summon the former God of War. From the frothing Sea, a figure of pure fire rose, arms folded across his massive chest. His eyes were firey daggers, ready to control and contort the fates of War once again. Breathing in the fresh air of Olympus, exhaling tendrils of smoke from his awakened body, Ares opened his arms to face Olympus.
Ares: I command thee.. Stop!
The Siren's image flickered and then drifted away like sand in the wind. Diomedes' swords hung still in the air, providing SG with ample time to escape. Diomedes looked off into the distance, toward the sound of that voice.
Diomedes: No... No! Ares!
The two locked eyes even so far away. Ares felt a mixture of pleasure at having defied his enemy, and aggravation that he was too weak to kill him then and there. Ares' spirit waned and eventually vanished. Both Poseidon and Zeus felt each other's satisfaction as the Sun began to rise over Olympus.
|Day 1: SomeGuy steps up|
|SomeGuy walked up to the Temple of Mnemosyne and held out his hand. An orb formed in his palm and glowed in the afternoon sun. The Summoning left his body as he propelled it from his palm toward an elegant statue of the Titan. Receiving the Offering, Mnemosyne's statue began to crack and fall apart, but still remained standing. SG sighed as he descended back down the marble stairs.|
|Night 2: An Early and Epic Showdown|
|Sun setting, Zeus lowered his head in thought, contemplating the Second Night of this ludicrous and pointless insurrection. He stood in the antechamber of his Royal Palace, thinking deep and gazing down at the golden floors, looking through them as if they did not even exist. "Something is amiss. I no longer feel as if Time is moving. Perhaps this silly Age of Heroes is finally coming to a halt, though I have never felt this sensation... well not for quite a while at least. It couldn't be..."
Cutting his thoughts short, an enormous hand exploded through the floor, shattering everything in its path. Zeus leapt backward away from the Titan's rage. It was his father! It was Cronus! Zeus concentrated all his power on keeping the Titan from ascending any farther so that only his arm had fully entered the Palace. Not one for compromise, Zeus slowly unsheathed his brilliant sword, a current of electricity running up and down the blade, and plunged it deep into Cronus' forearm. He could hear the Titan's booming howl from below. Zeus twisted the blade and put all his energy into electrocuting Cronus, who had no choice but to withdraw his arm and descend back down to the Earth. Falling, Cronus' deep voice resonated throughout the walls of the Palace.
Cronus: Time is no longer on your side my son! I shall now send you to the time when your power was greatest: The Age of Olympians, but only to prove how weak you really are! Know this: the following Nights will only show you what you are without the power you stole from me. I am weakened, yes, but Time will forever be mine!
Zeus looked down through the new hole in his Palace's floor as Hephaestus hesitantly entered, limping and shrank slowly down to one knee before his father.
Hephaestus: My Lord. You c-called for me?
Zeus: Worry not my son. I will crush Cronus once and for all this time. ...As for you. I need your skill to craft a Shield for my brother Poseidon.
Hephaestus: Then he is indeed here with us on Olympus!?
Zeus: Yes. And he is not difficult to find.
The ground quaking under his massive steps, Poseidon strode over Olympus, searching for his prey. Finding Impervious standing before the gorgeous Aphrodite, Poseidon raised his Trident at his foe. Impervious could barely move, having been completely seduced by the Goddess, but his eyes were able to stray for just a moment to see the impressive Sea-God prepare to blast the ground into pieces with a shockwave from his famous three-pronged weapon. Knowing his fate was sealed, confronted by two Olympians at once, Impervious closed his eyes and waited for death to take him, but it didn't. Eyes still closed, he thought endlessly about what could possibly be transpiring.
Slightly opening his right eye, he saw that Heracles stood behind Aphrodite with a dagger just grazing the back of her neck. He then tossed a sheet over her seductive figure and kicked her to the ground. Cracking open his left eye, he saw that Odysseus stood before Poseidon, sword and shield at the ready to take on the seemingly overwhelming Olympian all by himself. Locked in position, Impervious, Poseidon, Aphrodite (tossing the outrageous and offensive sheet off of her), Heracles and Odysseus all stared each other down, each more wary of the escalating scenario than the next, but each ready to fight at the moment's notice.
The showdown lasted for what seemed an eternity, but it's conclusion proved uneventful and shocking as a lightning bolt sprang from the clouds overhead, split into segments and exploded the terrain between all the enemies.
Poseidon: It seems my brother does not wish this fight to transpire. Besides (pulling his newly forged shield around from his back) with this, I'm untouchable.
Odysseus: Care to wager on that? It may save you for a night, but you put far too much faith in it.
Poseidon: You dare insult the work of Hephaestus? Insolence! I...
Aphrodite: Please, no! Just stop! Zeus does not wish this and by the looks of things, most of us would incur heavy causalities. We will take our leave.
The smoke cleared from the lightning, the ground severed between everyone. "Consider yourselves lucky. We shall indeed take our leave." Poseidon glared at Aphrodite with a look of discontent at having been ordered by a lesser God. Stomping the ground, Poseidon caused a minor quake that blew the dust back up from the battleground, shrouding their escape. Odysseus and Heracles looked at each other for a moment and parted ways, leaving Impervious alone. Sinking to his knees, he thanked the Heavens for no blood having been spilled.
Dedicated to her decision, Kat raced to her target, but once again her world seemed to change into some sort of dreamlike environment. It wasn't natural and she had no idea where she was. She was however, surrounded by birds and not just any birds. They bore wings of brass with sharp, metallic feathers, which she soon learned could be shot at her, and quickly. One after the other she slayed them, but they seemed to be endless. Surely, killing all these birds would take all Night, but she saw no other means of escape from this dream-like prison.
Kat: Whoever is doing this to me... is going to pay..
|Day 2: A Twisted Offer|
IDNE stood before the crumbling statue of Mnemosyne, but felt a wicked aura from behind him. He turned to seek its source, but it faded away, just as his eyes focused on the distant surroundings. Shocked, IDNE felt as though an icy hand lay on his shoulder. He spun, drawing his sword, but again was met with nothingness. He felt sick and confused and threatened. "I just don't know what to do. Am I making the right choice.?"
???: You already made your choice. You just don't know it yet.
IDNE spun around for a third time, then lowered his head in shame.
IDNE: Am I going insane?
As if to answer, the air before began to cloud. That fog became denser and took on the form of a man.
IDNE: You? But how?
Hades (reaching quickly for IDNE's chest): You don't need to know.
The icy grip of Hades seemed to be pulling something from IDNE's core. From his entire being. Hades pulled his hand away and beheld a glowing orb. IDNE felt as if he was looking at a part of himself. A part he would never have again.
IDNE: Is that my soul?
Hades: Hah! I wish it was... no, this is the soul of one of your Summonings. Shame I can't hold onto it for long. I must let it descend to Tartarus where it now belongs.
IDNE: Will you join me?
Hades: Ask me again sometime. When you're ready to make another Sacrifice.
The image of Hades dissipated into the air, leaving IDNE alone, cold, lonely and a tad regretful for his choice.
Edit: IDNE looked up from his stupor at a new visitor to this Sacrifice. She was rugged, yet beautiful and looked as if she only appeared in spirit.
Athena: Yes, I just barely made it in time to stop this Sacrifice. Here.
Athena opened her hand to reveal a glowing orb: the very same that was just taken from IDNE. The glowing sphere flew back toward IDNE and was absorbed right back into his body.
Athena: I intercepted that soul on its way to Tartarus. No easy task mind you. I wish I could be a larger part in this battle, but my spirit was heavily weakened from my stay in Tartarus. Perhaps we'll meet again.
She vanished and IDNE again felt like himself, though a little bewildered by the Day's events.
|Night 3: Everyone kept in Check|
Poseidon had ST in his sights. Ready to unleash a vicious earthquake from his Trident. Then Time came to a standstill. It seems to everyone that Olympus was frozen in time, but then it all became blurry and bright. Suddenly, time began to move again. The curse Cronus had laid on Olympus seemed to still be effective. They were back in the Age of the Titans.
Poseidon: I feel weak. I need to kill this one before my power dwindles anymore.
Just as Poseidon took a step closer, he noticed Nestor speaking in an indiscernible voice from far away. Was he trying to thwart his actions? Hah! As if that would work... Poseidon raised his Trident as ST fell backward from the pursuit, but then smiled as Calliope landed on Poseidon's shoulder.
Calliope: Listen to this Epic my Lord Poseidon.
Distracted, Poseidon tried to brush the tiny Nymph off him, but he could not catch her. She mocked him with rhyming riddle and long drawn out stories of the Gods. When Poseidon remembered ST, he looked for her and she was gone.
Zeus sent Hermes flying to a very specific location. So specific, that Nestor and Agamemnon had pinpointed it exactly.
Nestor: And not a moment too soon...
Agamemnon: Let's see if I still have my accuracy
Hermes looked down at the two older men conversing and furrowed his brow. Barely a moment later, Agamemnon's spear shot from his hand, pierced Hermes' winged sandal (not destroying it) but sending the God flailing and falling, never to reach his destination this Night.
Aphrodite held Y-San from her obligations. Locked in her ensnaring gaze.
Diomedes spun his dual swords in hand and with precision, readied to stab Impervious only to have both his arms grabbed by the mountainous Heracles.
Diomedes: Hmph. You are indeed a tough one...
Heracles: Are you certain you want to go through with this, Achaean warrior?
Diomedes: Oh, I'm certain!
Heracles: Hmm. Well, I'm not certain you should. And that's all that matters since you can't get past me.
Diomedes: Is that a challenge!?
Heracles: What? No. It is simple fact my friend. ...Nothing personal, I assure you.
At one point during the Night SG's world turned inside out and disappeared. He found himself face-to-face with the Nemean Lion, but by a stroke of good luck, the Lion leaped right onto his sword. Pushing the carcass off himself, his world returned to normal and he chalked it all up to a waking dream from lack of sleep.
|Day 3: Quick and to the point|
|After a long awaited visit to Hades' Shrine, IDNE Sacrificed one of his Summonings to lure the vengeful Spirit of Hades to his side.|
|Night 4: Oddly enough... Uneventful still|
|Cronus spun the hands of Time to the distant past; to the Origin of the Gods.
Cronus: Forgive me Father, but I will not stay here long enough to greet you.
Many of the Gods and Heroes were not as lucky to have the chance to leave. Olympus faded in and out, brightened to a blinding light and then vanished entirely! Those that took part in the Battle for Mount Olympus found themselves in utter blackness. The stars shone brilliantly. Suddenly, they each noticed that they were not floating amongst the stars, but rather stood on a very massive, and oddly placed object that was seemingly floating in the pitch black sky. Suddenly, it moved! The Gods could barely hold their footing as it rolled awake from its long slumber.
Heracles: What is this? What sort of devious joke has been played on us now?
Hades' Spirit: It's no joke... it's Uranus!
The massive Father of the Gods lifted his head to see what was transpiring on his belly. What were these tiny creatures? It was the first he saw of any other being, but he already did not like them.
Fear clutching all their hearts, the Olympians tried to at least take one of their enemies out in this nightmarish twist of Time and Fate. Zeus Summoned Hebe to provide Poseidon a boost of energy as he took off after SG.
Hebe (winking out of existence): Please do not Summon me here again my Lord Zeus.
Zeus: Just do what I command! I'd prefer to not be here myself... it's madness!
Poseidon took off after SG, but his running bothered Uranus, who felt compelled to swat him down like a gnat, nullifying him.
As Poseidon fell, he Summoned Apollo to at least get one of his desires achieved, but Odysseus' mind was too quick to let it happen. Odysseus ran near to where Apollo was Summoned, drew his sword and stabbed Uranus. The slightly annoying pain was enough to anger the giant God so that he swatted that section of his body next. Odysseus ducked for what appeared to be no reason. Apollo looked at him as if he were mad. As Odysseus squatted in anticipation, Apollo's eyes grew wide as an enormous hand sent him flying, completely nullifying him.
Both Nestor and Aphrodite tried to ignore the insanity of the situation and did their best to keep dawh from acting while most of the other Gods just tried to hang on until this cursed night was over.
|Day 4: The First Independent Recruited|
Hades' Spirit: You came?
IDNE: Indeed. Just as we arranged. Hmm. I see you're getting more powerful by the day. But it seems that power comes with a price. Your Spirit is stronger, but that makes you more vulnerable as well...
Hades: Nothing I can't handle. Who do you think you're talking to?
Flexing his right hand open, Hades palm faced IDNE as a Summoning Orb manifested from IDNE's head, popped out of his body, and flew directly into Hades' palm. Hades shuddered with joy at the feeling.
Hades: If only...
The Summoning left him too though and descended down to the depths of Tartarus.
Hades: So fleeting, yet so satisfying. Alright, I'll join your cause. But only if I get my fix every 3 days and not a moment later!
|Night 5: Chaos|
Again the plight of the Characters grew worse. No longer was there life in the Universe aside from themselves. Wait. No. There was something, but it was not life. It was reality. Nyx was only just born. The everlasting night fell on all the characters, but it grew darkest around four of them, seemingly at random. dawh, Impervious, Kat and star tiger all were enveloped in the extreme blackness of Nyx' birth.
Impervious: Oh, no ways...
Aphrodite's plan to seduce Y-San again was completely foiled by the wise old warrior, Nestor. Likewise, Diomedes' attempt to Summon Briares was nullified by the brilliance of Zeus. Skirting what little arrows and spears the Heroes had on them, Hermes managed to escape their cleverness just in the nick of time and reach Aphrodite with a message of utmost importance.
The brave Achilles, carrying the will of Nestor, caught up to the fleet-footed God though. Having already sent his message, Hermes let his wariness of Nyx' approach get the best of him. He did not notice Achilles' presence until his spear pierced his chest through his back. Thus, Hermes died and Demeter received his Spirit with open arms.
Nyx sealed each of the four prisoners completely in darkness. All their senses proved useless. It was an absolute nightmare. dawh felt around blindly. a useless effort since his sense of touch was taken as well. Unbeknown to dawh, Hypnos' form began to appear from behind him and entered what at first appeared to be the solid black encasing that had captured him. Hypnos laid a hand on dawh's shoulder and sleep washed over him. Kat was not as lucky though. She too was surrounded by the pitch black, but from her cell appeared Thantos. Try as he could, Thanatos could not take her life, but settled instead for another Spirit's life that Kat kept inside her. A summoning died for her this night. Thanatos was satisfied. Impervious' black nightmare became oddly bright. He was granted one of the Summonings he had lost. ST was held in her dear embrace, kept safe from any harm.
|Day 5: Impervious gets Lucky|
Impervious: Something about today... it just feels lucky...
SG: She's here Impervious.
Impervious spun around on his heels and greeted his guest. The Titanesse Mnemosyne sauntered into his chamber as SG took his leave.
Mnemosyne: Do you have my second Offering?
With an air that exuded the words "of course", Impervious began to pull something from his chest. It was as if he was ripping out his own heart, but felt no pain. In his hands was what looked like a feisty spirit, one he could barely control. It shrank and condensed as it was pulled out of his body. Into a tightly packed sphere, it finally stilled and Impervious tossed it around in his hands as he tried to get some kind of impression from Mnemosyne. Alas, he could not.
Mnemosyne only motioned down, as if she wanted nothing to do with the Offering that she had just demanded. As if she only took pleasure in seeing Impervious lose a part of himself. Down to Tartarus the Offering flew. Down to the clutches of Demeter whose power grew vastly during the time of this final battle among immortals.
Mnemosyne: Do not look at me like that. It is not as if I could have kept it anyway, so why would I even bother? I only wanted to see how serious you were in acquiring my skills.
Mnemosyne: I shall join you. For now...
SG passed by Mnemosyne's temple later that day. He studied the statue of the Titan, which now had a strange aura surrounding it. None of the cracks that had shown before were present now. It seemed alive to him. As if the Titans really were regaining all their former power. He felt chills up and down his spine at that thought, and at his next thought: of how he would now be part of an alliance with one of them.
|Night 6: Back to the Future, the Age of Heroes|
Inspired by the fire of Prometheus, Diomedes drew sword on SG. Above his head he raised his blade, fully thinking that SG would be no match for his mighty swing. Closing his eyes slightly as the blade crashed down on SG's shoulder, Diomedes pulled back at the sound of a wicked explosion of metal on metal. "No..." Diomedes thought as he looked down at the almost invincible shield of Hephaestus that was now cracked in two and clearly only made just recently as tonight. SG took the brief moment of confusion to make his escape.
Poseidon's plans were laid in ruin by both the wisdom of Nestor and the cunning of Odysseus. Aphrodite's charm would go to waste on his killing intent for Odysseus had foreseen that the God of the Sea would try his luck at IDNE, while Nestor had foreseen that he would attempt to Summon Apollo. Dejected, Poseidon planted his Trident in the heavenly soil of Olympus and pouted until the Sun rose, knowing full well that it would set when it pleased, not when he pleased.
Now having joined Impervious' side, Mnemosyne entered IDNE's mind, but what was he thinking? "Hmph! He musty have known I was planning this... he's only thinking about how to build a giant wooden horse of some sort... clever that one, to be able to think one way and act another. I'll need to be more careful from now on. ...However, nobody will see you coming." Mnemosyne spoke to a tiny sprite on his finger tips. The sprite then grew to its full form as one of her offspring with a most deadly talent.
Melpomene: Of course dearest Mother. Send me on my way.
With a gesture from the Titanesse, the Nymph flew at Y-San, hand extended and edged, and pierced right through her body. Y-San fell over, seemingly dead to the Nymph who left her, but shortly after that Y-San rose and a spirit within her that had taken the brunt of the attack speedily departed for Tartarus and was welcomed by Demeter.
Hades, boosted by the wisdom of Nestor, fought a ferocious duel with dawh. Eventually, Hades managed to subdue his opponent, only to have his sword break as it finally destroyed the shield Hephaestus had given to him a while ago. Feeling vastly open to attack now, dawh did not retaliate, but instead escaped while he could.
|Day 6: Awakening|
|Laying on the fertile soil of Olympus, ST stared up at the clouds and made shapes and pictures of them in her mind. "Hmm. I can't really play anymore. If only my people had more help..."
The ground rumbled from beneath her. She closed her eyes and began to pray to Demeter. "I never thought I'd be praying to a mere child... strange days these certainly are." A glowing shroud surrounded ST for a moment and then sunk into the earth below her. The ground began to quake and then massive explosions of budding flora burst from all around her.
ST: One more Sacrifice should be enough to gain Demeter's power. At least for a while.
|Night 7: A Twisted Betrayal, Aggressive Independents and Indestructible Titans|
Kneeling by a map of Olympus drawn in the dirt with his dagger, Odysseus set his group forth with an onslaught of orders. Nestor and Diomedes departed on their respective missions, but Hades lingered. "Go now! We haven't much time!" Odysseus urged the thorny God, the former ruler of Tartarus. Dawning his invisible helmet, Hades vanished from sight and left Odysseus without the slightest clue about the smile he now wore from ear to ear.
Heart pounding with murderous intent, Diomedes charged SG with the wisdom of Nestor pounding at the inside of skull. Each giant step he took closer, Diomedes became faster and more powerful, ready to destroy SG. But what was this? An unforeseen face made its presence known just before he reached SG. It was Helen! But how?! Her luxuriant golden hair tossed over her shoulder, batting eyes at Diomedes, he fell victim to her beauty and stood still and stunned watching her heavenly body approach him. "Damn that Hades! He won't get away with this!" Just as he thought Helen was finished with him, Calliope appeared in front of him, floating in mid-air and reading a lengthy epic. Diomedes was frozen at the sound of her voice. "Ugh. This is going to be a looooong night..."
Nestor's experience was his biggest asset and he used it wisely once again to forestall Mnemosyne from messing with IDNE's mind. Something was off though. He could sense that Zeus was about to eradicate one of his plans, but then he felt the tremors of Atlas and was pacified.
IDNE stood in the sights of Aphrodite's charm, but just as she got set to work her magic, the earth began to tremble and the two opponents took shelter from the storm Atlas was about to bring.
IDNE braced himself for Atlas' arrival, ready for seemingly anything. "Come on! Do it! I'm right here! We're running out of time!" IDNE's impatience got the best of him as he waited for the colossal Titan to finally emerge below Olympus. Uncharacteristically, he never noticed Demeter watching him; he never saw Rhea coming... The Titan grabbed his entire body with one fist and lifted him. IDNE was forced to Sacrifice one of his Summonings to provide a bit of cushion in her deadly grasp. He slipped out between her fingers and hid himself from the monstrous Titan only to be greeted by the Summoning he had just lost.
IDNE: What's this? Another trick?
???: No my friend. We have somehow again been thrust back to the Age of Titans. I cannot be killed in such a time.
IDNE: Ah, a stroke of luck on this cursed night? Phew.."
Y-San's world vanished before her eyes and she found herself being rushed by none other than the Erymanthian Boar striaght out of the tales of the mighty Heracles. She stood no chance in its way though and was forced to block her body from being trampled with the spirit of one of her Summonings. That spirit was now lost to her.
Foiling Mnemosyne's plans proved to put a wicked strain on Agamemnon's mind, though who would foresee the Invisible hand of Hades clutching a posionous dagger from behind? Not many. Agamemnon's eyes rolled back in his head as he collapsed and his spirit returned to Tartarus.
Aphrodite stood before IDNE, Zeus plotted against Agamemnon, but both were shaken senseless when Atlas' hands finally grabbed hold of Olympus. Only the Giant's forearms could be seen, bursting from the clouds below. Odysseus drew a deep breath at Atlas' late yet much needed arrival and prepared to fight a battle from all fronts. What had the Heroes gotten themselves into? And why did they ever trust that menace Hades who they had only recently dethroned? Thankful for having the aid of the Titans, Odysseus' mind raced, but victory seemed to distance itself from his thoughts.
|Day 7: Zeus gains another Ally|
|Hades stood all alone at the peak of Mt. Olympus, cape flapping in the heavenly gusts, arms folded across his chest and laughing maniacally.
Hades: Whatever it takes! I'll use whoever I want to attain my goals and gain control of the Sun! And my brother will give it to me. He'll soon recognize my importance! The Sun and then one day all of Olympus will be mine! Muahahahahahahah!
Mnemosyne relinquished one of her Summonings to Olympus' soil and soon after, Demeter rose from the ground, flowers, vines and plants exploding from the surrounding terrain as she walked toward Zeus' royal palace. Mnemosyne lowered her head and began muttering to herself. "What has become of me? Being ordered around by a lesser generation? Relinquishing my power and my offspring to aid Zeus' ordeal? Have the Titans fallen so far? ...what a shame..."
Odysseus brandished his sword and pointed it straight up at the highest peak of Olympus. Hearing the faint echoing of Hades' insane intentions, Odysseus bellowed back: "Get out of our Forum!"
|Hades' treachery has left the Heroes in an impossible position
Odysseus drew map after map, plan after plan, but scratched them all away in the dirt. Letting out a long sigh, he looked up at his fellow Heroes in exhaustion. "We need to pull back while we still have our lives." Diomedes' eyes widened in despair. "You cannot be serious! Retreat!? That's absurd. I refuse!" Odysseus calmly rose to his feet and clapped his old friend's shoulder. "There's a difference between dying justly and dying foolishly. And after that snake Hades deceived us, I'm afraid we're only left with the latter option." Diomedes hung his head in shame, but Nestor looked up brightly. Nestor spoke to his friends: "I agree the cause is lost and that we were foolish to try ousting Zeus from his own home, but we could at least get a little payback before we leave." The three Heroes smiled and took off for one last adventure.
Three diminishing Gods knelt before Zeus. Zeus stood in the center, while Aphrodite and Poseidon flanked him. Mnemosyne was already stripped of her power and chained deep below them, ready to be sent back to the Underworld. Zeus began: "Apollo.. Athena.. Ares.. the three of you have proven that you can still be of some use.." Hades came crashing through the giant crystal doors of Zeus' hall. Flinging his invisible helmet across the room, Hades plead for the Sun he wished for so much. Zeus raised a finger to silence his foolish little brother. Without sound Demeter revealed her presence standing behind Zeus' mighty throne.
Zeus: What do you say dear sister? Is Tartarus worth the price of darkness? Besides, I shall soon strip those mortal fools of their divinity and then your powers will be much needed on the Surface.
Demeter: Tartarus must exist for the dead to rest, but I fear it is not really the place for me... Hades on the other hand seems much more capable of running things down there.
The three kneeling Gods all became solid and whole once more and the entire group began to laugh at Hades. As Zeus raised a hand to send Hades on his way, the God of the Underworld screamed in frustration and stormed out of the Grand Hall, shattering one of the massive doors in his wake. Zeus stifled his laughter and sent the three resurrected Gods on their way, back where they belonged.
The three Heroes watched from afar as they smirked seeing Hades quickly walk away from the Palace in a huff. Odysseus gathered what little strength he had and charged Hades, as Nestor and Diomedes prepared to attack his blind spots. Hades, with ever increasing power, fended off Odysseus and Nestor, but Diomedes managed to pierce the God's back with his spear. Hades spun around and flung Diomedes to the ground. He wrenched the spear from his back and prepared to launch it back at his attacker, but his arm was caught by a serious Zeus.
Zeus: You... I already told you to return to Tartarus where you belong... and here I find you playing with these foolish mortals!? Begone!!
Zeus halved Hades power and sent his entire being down to Tartarus where Charon welcomed him on the River Styx, finally home. Then, Zeus turned to the three fallen Heroes. Opening his hand wide, palm facing his victims, he claimed all the Summoning Spirits they had left. With a broad smile he then conjured a wicked storm. The Heroes braced themselves for the lightning they knew to come. And it did. Crashing down on them, it sent them flying into a seemingly endless abyss, only to be caught by the Spirit of Icarus who guided them all safely to the Surface. Stripped of their immortality, but not their lives, they thanked the winged man and settled back into a mortal life.
Hades clutched the arms of his skull-throne so hard that the bones began to crunch under his tight grasp. "Zeus... ZEUS!!!!" Tartarus shook in fear at the ever-echoing anger of their returned master.
End of Game RosterEdit
- Brandonb - Hades
- dawh - Poseidon
- grey cells - Heracles
- IDNE - Odysseus
- Impervious - Zeus
- Kat - Demeter
- Prof. Templeton - Diomedes
- SomeGuy - Aphrodite
- star tiger - Mnemosyne
- Y-San - Nestor