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[SIZE=2]To a majority of Earth's population, the creatures of Greek Mythology are simply a myth and nothing more. However, the gods are just as real as the air you breathe. Most of them live among regular people, disguising themselves so that they may easily make a living in modern society.

High in the sky, above Mount Olympia, there is a great kingdom that is called Mount Olympia. Zeus is the only god that regularly stays in Mount Olympia. Far below Earth's crust is another secret locale: The Underworld. The only god that inhabits the Underwolrd is its ruler: Hades. Both of these grand places can not be seen by mortal eyes; they lie on a separate plane. Only gods and Titans(which are not in this story as of yet) are capable of traversing from one plane to another.

Often, when an earthquake or lightning storm occurs, humans will blame it on plate tectonics or atmospheric sparks or some other nonsense. The truth of the matter, though, is that all of these occurrences are caused by acts of the gods.

For centuries now the gods have lived in peace, for the most part, with mortals, and have been waiting patiently for a sign indicating that it is time to reveal themselves. With the way things are now, however, that time may be indeed be close. [/SIZE]


[SIZE=2]In the year 2010, the world's government is basically the same. Of course, however, there have been a few changes. America is led by a Democratic president by the name of Ralph Boretti. He has been keeping many secrets from his people, and as a result, his approval rating is dangerously low. The economy isn't doing well in any region of the world, and crime has gotten out of hand. More churches are being burned, more gang wars are occurring, and alas, terrorism is at its peak. It seems that anarchy may befall certain countries soon one by one. Times are looking worse than ever before. [/SIZE]


[SIZE=2][B]Olympia[/B] The "good guys." This would include Zeus and anyone in alliance with him. Their goal is to save Earth from doom and stop Hades.

[B]Underworld[/B] The "bad guys." This would include Hades and anyone in alliance with him. Their goal is to overthrow Earth and capture as many souls as possible. Under this alliance is the cult Palios Paidia (Ancient Children).[/SIZE]


[SIZE=2][B]Giant Hydra[/B] This monster dwells within dark marshes. It is a poisonous, massive serpent with nine heads. When one head is decapitated, it is replaced by two more.

[B]Cyclopes[/B] Giant with one eye in the middle of its forehead. This creature is what makes thunderbolts for Zeus. It normally dwells in large caves.

[B]Cerberus[/B] Giant three-headed dog that guards the entrance of the Underworld.

[B]Siren[/B] Giant winged creature with the head of a woman. They live on rocks on the sea and lure sailors with their beautiful singing.[/SIZE]


[SIZE=2][B]Zeus[/B] Son of Titans Cronus and Rhea. He is the Supreme God of the Olympians. He controls lightning.

[B]Hera[/B] Wife of Zeus, she is the goddess of marriage.

[B]Aphrodite[/B] The very beautiful goddess of love, fertility, and beauty. She likes to protect sailors.

[B]Apollo[/B] God of prophecy, music, and healing.

[B]Ares[/B] The handsome and cruel god of warlike frenzy.

[B]Artemis[/B] Virgin goddess of the hunt who helps women in childbirth.

[B]Athena[/B] Goddess of crafts, domestic arts, and wisdom.

[B]Demeter[/B] Goddess of agriculture.

[B]Dionysus[/B] God of wine who loves theatre.

[B]Hephaestus[/B] God of fire and crafts. He limps, for he was born lame.

[B]Hermes[/B] Messenger of gods, and guide of dead souls to the Underworld. He is a prankster and inventive genius.

[B]Poseidon[/B] God of the sea, horses, and earthquakes.

[B]Hades[/B] God of the dead and the Underworld.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]I will open this RP for sign-up later in the Summer. At that time, I will reveal a few more details as well. The setting will be Earth, the Underworld, or Mount Olympus. The year is 2010. This thread will be used to discuss the RP, so if there are any questions please post them here. In a week or two, I plan to have a couple maps posted in this thread, of places such as Mount Olympia and the Underworld. Thank you.[/SIZE]
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[size=1]I'm assuming we will play one of the Gods listed above then (and possibly one of the monsters?). Having said that, does it have to be one of the Gods above? I'm kind of partial to the Greek God of Death Thanatos. He's the one who escorts spirits after they die (him being the one who deals out the death) to the Underworld. He's not really good or evil. He's just doing his job. He's the Greek's version of the Grim Reaper. In some legends it says that he owned the Underworld until Hades came and stole it away from him. Now he only lives to work for Hades. Of course, there are mixed legends on Thanatos. He's a very mysterious God. He's also been refered to as Tartarus, in which case, Hades destroys him and the places where the wicked are punished for their evil are named after Tartarus.[/size]
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[COLOR=Purple][SIZE=1]Thank you for bringing this up Dragon Warrior. I thought something had slipped my mind when I was posting this. All right, you do not have to play as the gods listed above, no. Those are just the most common of the gods. I think that Thanatos would be fine to play as. If anyone would like to play as someone not listed above, then just ask about it. Also, you may play as a human, such as the president or anyone else that may be significant to the story. As for monsters, I suppose you could play a monster, but the reason I actually posted information on them is because they are going to be in the story, not because I intended for people to play as them. Finally, neutral will be an alliance that is optional in the Sign-Ups.[/SIZE][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=DarkRed][SIZE=1]Okay, now that the RP is up, I need to explain a couple of things to some of the players. Blayze, since you will be playing the main "villain" of the story, or antagonist, you will need to gradually get this war under way. How you do so is your choice. Poseidon and all other of Olympia's allies, you will gradually come together to meet with Zeus, especially once it is noticable that Hades is gathering forces/plotting chaos. All neutral persons, you are basically free to help move the story along in whatever way you please. If you have a drastic idea in mind, please post it here and I will tell of what I think. Thank you all.[/SIZE][/COLOR]
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Is there a certain character sheet you want us to submit? If not, would this suffice?

Loyalty and Alignment:
Physical description:
Combat Tactics:
Phobias and Weaknesses:
Pet Peeves:
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A character sheet to sign up for! I was asking if we needed one, and if so, if the one I provided would be appropiate.

[EDIT] My apologies, I thought this was the recruit forum, thus my confusion as to why there was no character template. Sorry for the mess up there. :-/
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Oh no, please, no need for you to do that for me. I don't want to make things any more difficult for you than they probably are by adding one more roleplayer you weren't prepared for. So, with all due respect, I will sit this one out. ;-)
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[COLOR=DarkRed][SIZE=1]Actually, it would not make things more difficult. I will be gone this weekend, so if you'd like to go ahead and get started while I'm away, please do so. It's really fine. Thanks.[/SIZE][/COLOR]
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