This role-play is greatly based off of Greek mythology. Set in a time almost identical to Greece or Rome. Civilizations of the world still highly influenced by the gods they praise and still affected by the gods watching over them. More importantly about the lives of those effected by this universe they call Pantheon.
King of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky, weather, thunder, lightning, law, order, and fate. He is the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea. He overthrew Cronus and gained the sovereignty of heaven for himself. In artwork, he was depicted as a regal, mature man with a sturdy figure and dark beard. Symbols include the thunderbolt, eagle, boar oak tree, scepter, and scales. Brother and husband of Hera, although he had many lovers. Brother of Poseidon and Hades.
God of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts, earthquakes, and the creator of horses; known as the "Earth Shaker". He is the middle son of Cronus and Rhea and brother to Zeus and Hades. He rules one of the three realms of the universe as king of the sea and the waters. In classical artwork, he was depicted as a mature man of sturdy build with an often luxuriant beard, and holding a trident. Symbols included, horse, bull, dolphin and the trident.
King of the underworld and the dead, and god of the earth's hidden wealth, both agricultural produce and precious metals. He was one of three sons of Cronus and Rhea, and thus sovereign over one of the three realms of the universe, the underworld. As a chthonic god, however, his place among the Olympians is ambiguous. His symbols are the drinking horn or cornucopia, key, sceptre, skulls, the screech owl and the three-headed dog Cerberus.
Goddess of grain, agriculture and the harvest, growth and nourishment. Demeter is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and sister of Zeus. She was depicted as a mature woman, often crowned and holding sheaves of wheat and a torch. Her symbols are the cornucopia, pigs, wheat-ears, the winged serpent, and the lotus staff.
Goddess of the hearth and of the right ordering of domesticity and the family; she was born into the first Olympian generation and was one of the original twelve Olympians, until she gave her throne to Dionysus in order to keep the peace, making her the most generous and gentlest of the gods. She is the first child of Cronus and Rhea, eldest sister of Hades, Demeter, Poseidon, Hera, and Zeus. Also the eldest of the Olympians. Her symbols are the hearth and kettle.
God of wine, parties and festivals, madness, chaos, drunkenness, drugs, and ecstasy. He was depicted in art as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. Son of Zeus and A mortal princess, youngest Olympian, as well as the only one to have a mortal mother. His symbols include the thyrsus (a pinecone-tipped staff), drinking cup, grape vine, tigers, donkeys, and a crown of ivy. He is also known as one of the 12 Olympians to replace Hestia.
God of light, music, arts, knowledge, healing, plague and darkness, prophecy, poetry, purity, athleticism, manly beauty, and enlightenment. He is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis. As brother and sister, they were identified with the sun and moon; In sculpture, Apollo was depicted as a very handsome, beardless young man with long hair and an ideal physique. As the embodiment of perfectionism, he could be cruel and destructive, and his love affairs were rarely happy. His symbols include the laurel wreath, cicadas, the sun, crows, foxes, mice, and lyre. He often appears in the company of the Muses.
Virgin goddess of the hunt, the moon, wilderness, animals, young girls, childbirth and plague. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo. In art she was often depicted as a young woman dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and a quiver of arrows. Her symbols include cypress tree, bow and arrow, hunting spears, animal pelts, deer and other wild animals (Bears, wild boars).
Goddess of love, beauty, desire, and pleasure. daughter of Zeus and the Oceanid Dione. Although married to Hephaestus she had many lovers, most notably Ares. She was depicted as a beautiful woman and of all the goddesses most likely in art to appear nude or seminude. Poets praise the radiance of her smile and her laughter. Her symbols include dove, myrtle (Tree), roses and other flowers.
God of war, bloodshed, and violence. The son of Zeus and Hera, all of the other gods (Except Aphrodite) despise him. he was depicted as a beardless youth, with a spear or sword, with massive armor. Ares generally represents the chaos of war in contrast to Athena, a goddess of military strategy and skill. Ares' symbols are the vulture, spear, shield, venomous snakes, dogs, and boars.
Goddess of intelligence and skill, defense, warfare, battle strategy, handicrafts, and wisdom. Daughter of Zeus and the Oceanid Metis, she rose from her father's head fully grown and in full battle armor after he swallowed her mother. She is commonly depicted with a crested helm, armed with shield and a spear, and wearing the aegis over a long dress. Poets describe her as "grey-eyed" or having especially bright, keen eyes. Her symbol is the (wise) owl and the olive tree.
Queen of the heavens and goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings, and empires. She is the wife of Zeus and daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was usually depicted as a regal woman in the prime of her life, wearing a diadem and veil and holding a lotus-tipped staff. Although she was the goddess of marriage, Zeus's many infidelities drive her to jealousy and vengefulness. Her symbols are the pomegranate, crown, cuckoo, lion, and cow.
God of boundaries, travel, communication, trade, thievery, trickery, language, writing, diplomacy, athletics. The son of Zeus and Maia, The second-youngest Olympian, just older than Dionysus. Hermes is the messenger of the gods, and a psychopomp who leads the souls of the dead into the afterlife. He was depicted either as a handsome and athletic beardless youth, or as an older bearded man. His symbols include the caduceus (staff/wand entwined with two snakes), winged sandals, the tortoise, the ram, and the hawk.
Crippled god of fire, metalworking, and crafts. The son of Hera by parthenogenesis, he is the smith of the gods and the husband of the adulterous Aphrodite. He was usually depicted as a bearded man with hammer, tongs and anvil—the tools of a smith—and sometimes riding a donkey. His symbols are the donkey, the guard dog and the crane. Among his creations was Zeus' lightning bolt, Hades helmet of darkness, Poseidon’s trident and much more.
If man is not dealing with the squabbles among themselves, they are always suffering the wraiths of the world they live in. If not the anger or vengeance of their gods, it's the natural wildlife of beast and monster that causes them despair. Is it possible for humans and humanoid creatures alike to find peace in these dark times of horrific beast and callous deities?
The intelligent beings (playable races.) inhabiting this world besides humans are pans/faun, Centaurs and Nymphs. Despite the fact fauns, centaurs and Nymphs rarely associate with humans or live near them, they still praise many of the gods they do, along with suffer similar wraiths.
The Centaur's are half man, and half horse. They have the body of a horse but, in place of the horses head the have the torso, head and arms of a man.
nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young maidens who love to dance and sing; They are believed to dwell in mountains and groves, by springs and rivers, and also in trees and in valleys and cool grottoes. Known to never die of old age nor illness, Nymph's can be placed into five categories.....
Celestial Nymphs are connected to various aspects of sky, including breezes and stars.
Land Nymphs are connected to various land-forms, including glens, pastures, valleys and mountains.
Underworld Nymphs are servants of Underworld deities.
Water Nymphs are connected to various bodies of water, from sea to springs, lakes and rivers.
Wood and Plant Nymphs are connected to particular trees.
The faun is a half human–half goat (from the head to the waist being human, but with the addition of goat horns) manifestation of forest and animal spirits that would help or hinder humans at whim. In tale, they commonly chase after nymphs.
Human societies are always grouped into a sort of class system. This system of lifestyle. The possible classes a human could have in their society is....Slave, Freedmen, Low-class, High-class, and Noble.
Prisoners of war, Criminals, Those with too high of debt to handle, Individuals given away at birth due to debts.
Those that have removed their debt of slavery.
Those not wealthy enough to hold High-class status and freedmen that have finally established a free life for themselves.
A lot more wealthy then the Low-class, sometimes being rich enough to not have to work. Inheriting their fortune from ancestry or good fortune. Either way, these citizens are the third most respected and trusted by the law. Second being law & politicians and first being Nobles.
Rarely unwealthy, Nobles are of renowned ancestry and high influence to the law and public. High-Class members of society can become as rich and renown or even more so than a Noble. However due to their social status and ancestral background, they are never fully replaced by High-Class citizens, nor to High-Class citizens almost never, ever become Nobles.
Along with the squabbles amongst themselves, there are the natural dangers of the world that harass the beings of this universe. Many of these creatures include.....
Animals that are massive in comparison to their ancestors or brethren. Many animals have a dire version or bigger version. (Boars, Big-Cats, Wolves, Eagles, Arachnids, Crabs and etc.)
Cyclops stand around eight ft in height, and weigh over 300 lb. They have a single eye in the middle of their face, above their nose. Although this eye is over three times as large as a human's eye, they still have inferior vision to a human.
They are monsters with the heads of hideous, deformed women, and the bodies of either bats or birds. They usually appear in large groups to attack. Individually weak, they can easily overpower someone as part of a group attack. They attack by biting and slashing with their fangs and talons.
dangerous and beautiful creatures, portrayed as femme fatales and not to be mistaken as water nymphs. They lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of islands. They also lure men to their demise if they pass water-sources where they reside.
Female serpent-like monsters with the hair of living venomous snakes. Only the legendary Gorgan Medusa and her two sisters possesses the power to turn things to stone by simple gaze. These monsters are solitary creatures however have been known to group up to take down bigger threats.
This role-play will have two different character sheets. There will be a character sheet for humans and then a different character sheet for Fauns, Centaurs and Nymphs.
Spouse: (If not married put N/A)
Professions and/or Skills:
Weapon proficiencies, Professions and/or Skills:
1. No god-modding, overpowered characters and etc.
2. No auto-hitting or killing others characters without their permission
3. No out of character in the IC please.
4. Please pick human, centaur, faun/pan, or nymph as your character race.
5. Embrace the gods.....