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Trials by Fire part 1

[The sound of soldiers marching awakens residents on the outskirts of the capital city of Rome] "Thump! Thump! Thump!" [One boy looks through the window to see what is occurring]   "Forward!" The soldiers are returning as quickly as possible to Rome as the General received a message via an eagle stating that Rome was besieged. They hasten forth. When they arrive they find that the enemy has been repelled and have been chased back to Carthage. The City of Carthage has been a long time rival of Rome and this presented an opportunity for the Romans to wipe their rivals out completely. So they sent the army that just arrived to Annapolis so they could accompany the navy across the Mediterranean.  The Carthaginians were not at war with Rome at the time, however they were providing safe haven for Rome's enemies. What's more s that the City of Carthage was near to the mountain that Achilles was left to be tormented on.      The roman army arrived in Africa one month later after fighting countless naval battles with both pirates and the Carthaginian fleet. By the time they  arrived, Carthage was well prepared for a siege. However Rome had no intentions of waiting t out, so they called upon their ally, the Atlas Empire, to assist them n battle. The Emperor responded by sending an army under the command of Apollo to crush the Carthaginians.   Together, Rome and Atlas crushed Carthage once and for all and ended the Black Wars. During the battle, one of the soldiers heard a cry from a nearby hill and rushed to investigate. He found Achilles chained to a rock and slayed the eagle before setting Achilles free. Achilles thanked the man and sped off to find Athena, who was the only one who would truly help him.   Meanwhile the Romans together with their ally achieved a decisive victory over the Enemy.   Since Carthage was in Africa, the Romans gave it to the Emperor as a sign of good will. The Emperor made Apollo ruler over Carthage and a subject to his Empire.    Apollo spent the rest of that century away from Atlas, but always in its people's hearts.       But this was only just the Beginning.   A Easter egg for future parts.     

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A Sad Story [FTE part 4]

As the battle continued, Pyrrha and those behind her managed to break through the right flank of the enemy at last. They began driving back the monsters and claiming ground with lightening speed. Meanwhile, Arryha as well began gaining ground but was slowed down by the heavy bombardment from archers mounted on a nearby hill.    Female warrior accompanying Arryha In the plains, things were much different, the enemy had driven dobby and the army back. It became clear that unless the battle on the flanks were won and those detachments joined in the centre, all would be lost. The archers in Pyrrha's guard began accelerating their rate of fire as they fired with precision and accuracy into the eyes and hearts of the creatures they were fighting. They had received a morale boost after managing to successfully break the enemy and were now simply cleaning up the left overs. At the same time, Pyrrha took her infantry and charged into the bulk of the enemy's main force from the right flank. This sudden attack managed to crush a large amount of elite units which had been focusing on the battle ahead. They were given little time to realize their mistake and were hence punished for it dearly. Arryha's detachment had also  been successful on that flank and crushed the remaining archers that had taken refuge in a cave. She then turned her attention to the enemy in the fields and also dealt a crushing blow to their army. The Queen of the darkness was not to be defeated this easily however and she made one final charge before attempting to retreat. She charged the one who had dealt a massive blow to her plans, Pyrrha. Pyrrha did not see her coming as she had her back turned towards her allies so she considered herself to be safe. Dobby on the other hand saw her charging and realized whom she was aiming for. Having made a promise to Epi to protect his daughter, Dobby intercepted the Death Queen's blow with his own body. Her weapon went clear through his chest and stopped only inches away from Pyrrha who turned around and drove her sword into the heart of the Queen thus ending her, once and for all.  However the damage had been done. As the enemy retreated, Pyrrha fell beside dobby and took his hand in hers. Dobby, with his last breath created for her, a necklace signifying her ascendancy to take over his role as Titan and told her to let him rest in peace. She closed his eyes after the last breath of air left his body and rose with the necklace still in her hand. She had changed back into her normal self and was doing her best to appear strong.  But truth be told, sh was torn apart inside. They had one victory, however though decisive it may be in truth, the losses Atlas suffered were never to be forgotten or forgiven.  The Romans arrived to a scene of utter destruction. There were dead bodies, blood, crows, flies and other remnants from the war scattered as far as the eye could see. There were only a few spots for one to walk without stepping on the dead or wounded. A scout from Pyrrha's Guard watches from above as the enemy retreats. The survivors of the battle for the victors could be seen resting after 18 hours worth of constant clashing with the enemy. One such survivor was a member of Pyrrha's guard who greeted the newcomers. She was seated in front of a pile of weapons which her comrades had gathered up from nearby bodies. All over the battlefield, different persons could be seen taking up weapons.  The battle had been won but a a terrible cost. There were many sacrifices but in the end Evil lost.  

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Pyrrha and Dobby [FTE part 3]

6,24,48 A number that up to this date still pains the empire to its very core.  Though it marked the turning point in the war, it also was scarred with an unimaginable loss.  The battle began as both the 1st Army and the invading force charged forward. As both sides crashed into the other, crows began circling the battlefield knowing that they would soon be filled. As the fighting continued, Dobby could be seen rallying the men and leading the offense against the enemies skirmishers which were currently dealing plenty of damage to their opponents.  There were over 255,000 men of war on the field with 150000 of them coming from the darkness that seeked to devour all. The roman army was to reinforce the 1st Army before the battle however due to the ambush, they were held back and would not be able to join the battle.   Pyrrha's ability to change how she looked kept the enemy very busy as they could never truly tell whom they were fighting. Four representations of her would surround them and each looked more convincing than the rest. She attracted much of their attention and drew off the bulk of the massive army towards nearby ruins where she dominated them in battle.  The fighting became more and more intense as monsters both unseen and unheard of for thousands of years were released on the battlefield to lay waste to Atlas's army. Many men died attempting to fight or flew the creatures whilst the wizards and witches fought hard to drive them back. Further reinforcements were transported by the By-soft directly into the midst of the battle. Arryha was one who came with the detachment as she wanted to ensure her sister remained alive knowing how reckless she could be. However as soon as she arrived she was faced off with an old enemy as Morgana sent three spirit bombs at her.  The battle had now been separated into different parts with Morgana and her minions clashing against Arryha and the reinforcements on the left flank. Titan Dobby and The main bulk of the 1st Army against Cerberus and the entirety of the enemy in the middle. On the right flank was Pyrrha and her guards and the witches and wizards against all the monsters the enemy had to offer. On both flanks were ruins which made the battles there more of a tactical approach than just a simple head on, fight to the death collision. In the midst however was a large open plain and this was where the battle really took place.  The battle rages on with no end in sight.      

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For the Emperor! [part 2]

As the army marches westward towards Egypt, there is a sense of uneasiness in the camp. None of my fellow comrades knew what we were about to go through. None, save the guard who came back to warn us. Life can be full of mysteries and this was just another one. This was what we were told. That the enemy was a bunch of savages that could and should be put easily back into their rightful place. It seems, the Romans, with whom I was traveling had heard something similar, for their was a calm among the legions until we arrived at the edge of the marshes.  The scouting party had returned and reported sights of enemy scouts. They had been heavily countered and managed only to escape with their lives because of the ever shifting fog looming within the marsh. The general in  command ordered that we prepare for an attack and the officers began ordering the troops into position. Moments later, everything was quiet as we waited.  And waited.  And waited. Suddenly, the marsh ahead of us gave way to a massive, army. Alas, no, it was more of a horde. Before we knew it, they had already began banging against our shields, eager to hammer apart or flesh and bones. The fighting that followed was one of massive blood and gore. At one point in time, i could not tell friend from foe. I simply pushed forward.  The enemy even had cannibalistic dogs that would aim straight for our throats. If not for our superior weaponry and our general's rallying capabilities and strategic mindset, we would have been totally overwhelmed by both numbers and morale.   We won a decisive victory that day. However we did not win the war and that is probably the biggest mistake we ever made. To assume, we had already won.    

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For the Emperor! [part 1]

Previously in L.O.A. [Legends of Atlas].   [Arryha and Pyrrha were walking in the woods together after just meeting each other. They were using the few hours they had to do all the catching up they needed to do when a howl from a lone wolf in the distance halted them in their tracks. Pyrrha drew her bow and arrow and knelt down. Arryha turned her back to her sister and looked the other way.  Another howl could be heard much closer, accompanied with more howls. The two sister moved slowly backward until they were back to back. They were both prepared to fight. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Although he was seen as the champion of the weak and a great protector, Hercules' personal problems started literally at birth. Elaine sent two witches to prevent the birth, but they were tricked by one of Alcmena's servants and sent to another room. Elaine then sent serpents to kill him in his cradle, but Hercules strangled them both. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aphrodite never liked the concept of covering up one's body right from the start and would only clothe herself if she was to be receiving a visitor. She rather preferred to be half naked or fully so, especially around her husband.  She had guardians appointed to her called 'Cupids' but they rarely needed to guard her against much danger as no man was cruel enough to seek out to hurt such a beautiful being. As such her true guards were the soldiers posted outside her  rooms door which were spelled by her niece Athena so they wouldn't fall in love with her.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Perseus was already rounding everyone up with a makeshift army from across the sea when Dionysus asked a destined question “Is there anywhere I can hide?” the rather naughty priestess accompanying him in purple toga whispered of a ship whom they wouldn’t dare hinder. It was there he slept, the priestess a few party goers and his cupbearer [The ex-messenger] keeping him company. Thus Dionysus went on a wine encouraged voyage and to his brother’s dismay he’d participate in a war. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Atlas, a city of wonders, pleasures, riches and might. A city with impregnable walls, gates and civil rights. It is home to every living being that acknowledges the rule of the Titans. Titans they said once upon a time. Now, who are Titans? What are Titans? Where are the Titans if ever they existed? Well, the answer is simple. Look in the palace, in the centre of the world's most thriving region and you will find them. For they really do rule the world!   For the Emperor! June 944 BT [same as B.C.] The city is silent. Though the city stretches from the steps of present day China to the shores of the Mediterranean, all is quiet with the only sounds coming from the rushing of feet. The sounds of war. Just thinking about that day makes my blood run cold. It is the day that the creatures of the underworld attacked.  It all started as a normal week. At least, that's how it is remembered. The night's watch had just finished their shifts when a horn was heard. I was at the West Gate that day, the one facing Egypt and Rome. We had known that the people in these regions were overthrown by some foreign force but as we were further east we never had any reason to get involved.  Or so we thought. A guardsman from our border with Egypt came as if with the wind. He had the look of one who had stared death in its face and lived to tell the tale. The gates opened to let him in and slammed shut as soon as he was within the city. He only gave us a brief explanation before speeding off on his horse towards the palace. The little he provided us with however was more than enough. The city guards immediately began blowing the war horns. All over the city, war beacons lit up to alert the entire region that war was coming.  As the reality of the situation struck the humans, they began to panic. The nights guard had to be recalled into active duty to begin patrolling the city and ensuring everyone stayed in doors. The First Army [1st] marched through the west gate as the day came to an end with Pyrrha and Dobby at its head. Pyrrha's Elite Guard could also be seen marching with the group. With one Titan gone, the rest were left with ensuring the continuation of Atlas.  Our allies, the roman saw the lit beacons and sent a legion to aid us even though they were fighting a war themselves. The legion spent a night at the West Gate before marching off to meet up with the First Army. I was sent with them.  

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Just Checking (A poll and not an entry)

As mentioned above, this is a poll and not an entry. For the last few days, we at Pegasus Publishing have been creating legends for Atlas. However we would like to hear your view before we continue. So here is a poll, do we continue or do we stop?

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Dionysus and Perseus (Part One)

Since the beginning of his life, Dionysus was different from his kin. Unlike his father whose eyes saw cities and walls rising as he walked and talked, his actions dictating the structure of civilization. There difference was not noticeable to the outsider however and there lay the fault, whispering to him of grand plans and immense prestige he would drink his wine and listen. Not a word reaching his heart, not a thought clouding his mind.   His father argued with him day in and day out, telling him what he could accomplish if only he set his mind to the task. But he would not, for a thousand days he grew older and none wiser. The only skills he collected those of simplification, of delaying and persisting in his arrogance and drunkenness. He would amount to nothing, yet still he would be tasked with accompanying his cousin, perhaps a change of scenery would spark his mind. Thus, the venture to the Eastern city was born, a fledgling settling but one surrounded by fertile lands and valleys of gold. Perseus met his brother at noon on the third morning since the trip was decided, sword sheathed at his side. Grey Armor tight across his chest, his horse was thin but strong and Dionysus upon one of war felt strange rising to meet him, drunk as he was and swaying like the water skin at his side. “Hello dear brother, a little late, are we?” Asked Perseus jovially. Taking it for sarcasm Dionysus drank once more and set out down the dirt road soon ending and leaving them traversing wide fields of grain. Villagers gazing up at the immortals on rare horses, feet covered in dirt and clothes stitched at home comparing to their golden silk and iron plates. As solemn as Dionysus was wine loosened his tongue and the two cousins were as brothers once more, travelling to an interesting and mysterious land promising unheard stories and words. The first obstacle in their path appeared on the third day, when the fields and rolling hills turned into hard stone and sharp valleys, jagged pillars cutting open the sky and letting rain burden their passing. When traversing one of the first paths they were forced to turn back after an avalanche blocked them, the second path they trod evaded them as it split off into many tunnels and valleys to easy to get lost in. The third path was easy if not a little risky as their horses without saddle marched down a thin cliff with fast streams running beneath them and the mountain out into the rocky plateau. They made it through this landscape and many more, of stone and ice as well as of sea and storm. They found that unlike the mighty capital of their land the land in the east was perpetually split, a city on two sides of a great lake traversed each day by hundreds of small boats. This was a nation forged in the fires of struggle and determination. Neither of the brothers were very fond upon arrival. Greeting them at the gates a man draped in rough cloth asked them their business. After hearing their stories of a city in the west he laughed and let them in peacefully though it didn’t seem like he believed their story. Oddities such as this continued and tormented Perseus, it was like no one in this city truly cared about outsiders at all, fact and fiction made no difference to them. They just tolerated the perception of others...that was unfamiliar especially when coming from a kingdom of living creators. The real questions did not arise until they passed from the entrance to the trading districts “Perseus, I always thought you were the more civil of our lot, but i guess i was wrong if you’ve taken us to a city where no one cares who we are or what our goals may be” snorting at the suggestion Perseus remained steadfast “Think what you will, but as the successor to all our institutions i’d have expected you to be revolted by this place, not eager...” he said with a knowing eye. Dionysus like his brother claimed was happy to be in this city, here he wouldn’t be bound my any godly responsibility nor expectation. Here he could shine in a way only he and another fifty percent of the population knew how. Three days after their arrival a messenger finally arrived for Dionysus, resting his head on stone slabs in a stout building, bottles of wine carpeting the floor. “The Noble Perseus, son of Forethought and diplomat of all Atlas has requested your presence beside him in the halls of our Chief Agamemnon. To be quick about it too” The young boy asked handing the note to the god once he was finished. Dionysus picked it up and turning it over saw the handwriting of his busy cousin, this meeting now seemed boring and for a moment there he thought he’d enjoy the company of mad men and interrogators. Not to say his cousin wasn’t either of those...as this meeting would be with one statesmen or another wherever he was.   “Chief’s a pretty ridiculous title. Are you sure he isn’t a king or lord of some type?” Dionysus asked the boy as they closed in on the square topped pyramid. “No he is a chief, for he rules our people on this side of the lake. The other chief rules on his side, our gods don’t select our rules we choose them and place them upon the pavilion before the gods.” “Hmm, i don’t like it” Dionysus said blatantly looking at the fancy colors and rich oranges “not at all...i prefer marble and well...real leaders” The boy was not impressed and refused to converse with him for the remainder of their walk. When they did arrive he silently disappeared and Dionysus got to enjoy waiting for his brother to finish his own talks with this “Chief” of theirs. A slightly plump man, with little clothing and a spear twice his height. Like everything else in this city Dionysus could only describe him as “Odd”. When all was said and done, Dionysus rejoined his cousin in a small temple when the moon was high in the sky and the stars were visible...albeit barely as fog cornered this whole region. “Accomplish anything?” he asked to which Perseus replied in excess “Well I spoke to their leader and convinced him of our plight, to add new allies to our kingdom and discover new lands. He believed us unlike the so called priests he has at his command. Tomorrow I’ll head out to the other side of the lake and visit this Great library they claim to possess. Your task will be to remain here, maybe help them grow a bit and become more civilized. No need to tell savages of our location” at that Perseus smiled a bit preying on the teachings of our many mentors ingrained through countless hours of repetition. “Yeah...I don’t care. Though, since we have some freedom i guess i could give it a shot” Perseus thinking his gambit had worked mentally stoked himself for the future. Meanwhile Dionysus enjoyed the prospect of no possible supervision for possibly weeks in a city full of miscreants and savages.   In a parade of his own making and atop a chariot of his design, Dionysus “Civilized” the nation. In his own manner of course. Coming to a stop near the entrance to the city he saw a single figure atop a horse, Grey metal defining broad shoulders. “Uh oh” Tigers turning and running the length of the city the parade began operating in reverse, confusing a great many people and spilling hundreds of wine casks. If he wasn’t so frightened he might have cried, ever desperate to escape he found himself at the end of the city only the port providing refuge. Perseus was already rounding everyone up with a makeshift army from across the sea when Dionysus asked a destined question “Is there anywhere I can hide?” the rather naughty priestess accompanying him in purple toga whispered of a ship whom they wouldn’t dare hinder. It was there he slept, the priestess a few party goers and his cupbearer [The ex-messenger] keeping him company. Thus Dionysus went on a wine encouraged voyage and to his brother’s dismay he’d participate in a war. Continued: Dionysus goes to Troy

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Aphrodite and the Titan of Forethought (PG 16+)

The content here may not be suitable to all viewers. As such, as a precaution, if you are younger than 16 years old skip over this entry. If you find the use of the word 'naked' and other depictions of nakedness (not visual but written) offensive, I also highly recommend that this entry be skipped. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Signed by: In the beginning, after the creation of the heavens and the Earth, the Titans each created a wife. The women were to be the first goddesses and as such were the immortal partners of the Titans. The Titan of Afterthought, being the master in diplomacy would require a wife to suit the part. After much consideration and sculpting, the final form of his bride was complete. He gave the breathless body life and thus created Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.   Aphrodite and The Titan of Forethought. Aphrodite never liked the concept of covering up one's body right from the start and would only clothe herself if she was to be receiving a visitor. She rather preferred to be half naked or fully so, especially around her husband.  She had guardians appointed to her called 'Cupids' but they rarely needed to guard her against much danger as no man was cruel enough to seek out to hurt such a beautiful being. As such her true guards were the soldiers posted outside her  rooms door which were spelled by her niece Athena so they wouldn't fall in love with Aphrodite.  The story of Aphrodite's love is one filled with drama, romance and an intense lust for men. She was particularly fond of romance stories and would form many of her own until her last one was found out by her husband. It was this same act of romance that placed one hero in such torment that it took another thousand years before Hercules found him and freed him.      ♥ Aphrodite and Achilles ♥   The love story of Aphrodite and Achilles started with an argument between her and her husband. So intense was it that it formed a massive lightning storm which lasted one whole week. Mortals called it the result of the devil and his wife fighting and would forever more label all thunderstorms as such.  "You are never home! Can't you spend this one night with me?" "Woman! Have you forgotten that i have more important things to attend to during the daytime?" "More important than your wife?" "I give you my nights, my holidays, my weekends and you still say i give nothing! What more do you want?" "For you to stay with me [sobs] I can't bare to see you go." (Lightning stops but rain starts to fall) The Titan walks over to her and hugs her tightly, kisses her on her forehead and tells her how much he loves her but the damage has already been done. As soon as he left, her cupids flew into the room. They dried her tears and told her about a mortal they had found that would ease her pain. His name was Achilles and he was a warrior. He was a demi-god, the result of the Titan of Innerthought affection with a mortal woman. She immediately changed her appearance to one that seemed more mortal and went after him. When Aphrodite, appeared in front of him, he was taken aback by her beauty. He had not known whom she was but he could tell from the aura radiating from her presence that she was at most, an immortal.   She sweet talked him into staying with her for the night in the nearby forest and had her cupids create a romantic scene for the two of them to lie in.  They fell in love and would visit each other day after day in the woods, keeping their affair secret from the rest of the world. Aphrodite would always hide her true form, lest her husband or other immortals recognize her and hold her accountable for her actions. They would meet up in the woods, talk, do great pleasures, eat fruits and talk some more. She always stayed awake while he slept, to watch him at peace and to protect him for though he was a great warrior, fighting in the Trojan war and the Greek civil war, he was also a mortal and this made it possible for him to be killed by snakes, arrows, etc.  One day however, whilst in the forest with Aphrodite, Achilles heard a massive explosion and the sound of battle. He thought it was an invading army coming in to take over Greece and ran off to fight. Aphrodite sped off after him and caught up with him right at the edge of the forest. From there they could see the battle occurring right in front of them. There were two noticeable persons in the midst of the fight and Aphrodite immediately recognized them. One was her first son, Apollo and the other her husband. She grabbed onto Achilles and begged him not to go to fight. The commotion they caused drew the attention of everyone fighting and they all stopped and looked. Both froze and the cupids arrived too late to hide them from view. As quick as a flash, Titan Dabs was at their side. He recognized his wife in her disguise and became furious as he caught her cheating. instead of punishing her he decided to kill the man however she pleaded with him not to. Apollo then suggested to his father, a more fitting punishment, turning him immortal but not a god or titan and nailing him to a post on the highest mountain. Then, set eagles to eat out his stomach. As he would be immortal, he would be revived 30 minutes after death and would go through the same agonizing pain of the eagles eating out his stomach again and again for the rest of time. This punishment suited Dabs and he agreed to his son's proposal. The suffering of Achilles was to also be a reminder to Aphrodite that she should not falter again. And she never forgot it.  Achilles and the eagle.       

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The True Legend of Hercules (Atlas)

The Legend of Hercules [Felis in-game]  Hercules is the Atlas name for the Pegasus hero Herkleas, the most popular figure from ancient Pegassiian Mythology. Hercules was the son of Dobby, Titan of inner-thought, and the mortal woman Alcmena. Dobby, who was always chasing one woman or another, took on the form of Alcmena's husband, Amtryon, and visited Alcmena one night in her bed, and so Hercules was born a demi-titan with incredible strength and stamina. He performed amazing feats, including wrestling death and traveling twice to the underworld, and his stories were told throughout Atlas and later introduced in schools around the world, yet his life was far from easy from the moment of his birth, and his relationships with others were often disastrous. This was because Elaine, the wife of Dobby, knew that Hercules was her husband's illegitimate son and sought to destroy him. In fact, he was born with the name Calculus and later took the name Herkleas, meaning "Glory of Hera", signifying that he would become famous through his difficulties with the goddess.    He chose to suffer indignities such as his famous Twelve Labors or his servitude to the queen Pa-mph and did so willingly. His inner strength and ability to endure hardships made him an inspirational figure to the people and a symbol of stability in the midst of chaos, even if it was a chaos he himself had caused. Although he was seen as the champion of the weak and a great protector, Hercules' personal problems started literally at birth. Elaine sent two witches to prevent the birth, but they were tricked by one of Alcmena's servants and sent to another room. Elaine then sent serpents to kill him in his cradle, but Hercules strangled them both. Alcmena abandoned her baby in the woods in order to protect him from Elaine's wrath, but he was found by Pyrrha who brought him to Elaine, claiming he was an orphan child left in the woods who needed nourishment. Elaine suckled Hercules at her own breast until the infant bit her nipple, at which point she pushed him away, spilling her milk across the night sky and so forming the Milky Way. She then gave the infant back to Pyrrha and told her to take care of the baby herself. In feeding the child from her own breast, she inadvertently imbued him with further strength and power.  He was brought up at the court of his supposed-father Amtryon, where he had the best tutors in the land who taught him wrestling, horseback riding, fencing, archery, how to drive a chariot, play the lyre, and sing. Hercules did not know his own strength, however, and killed his music teacher, Linus, by hitting him with a lyre one day during an argument. He was then sent to tend the flocks to keep him out of trouble. This seems to have been an impossibility for Hercules, however, as he heard that the Theban army had been defeated by a band of Minyans and, feeling this was unjust, he led a band of Theban warriors to defeat the Minyans and restore order to Thebes. King Creon of Thebes gave Hercules his daughter, Megara, in marriage as a sign of his gratitude. At this point in the story, Hercules was a young, successful hero, married and, in time, with three strong sons. Elaine could not tolerate the situation and so sent upon him a madness in which he killed his children. He continued in his rage until Pyrrha knocked him out with her sheathed swords and, when he came to, he was overwhelmed with grief at what he had done. He would have killed himself but his cousin Theseus [Ethan] convinced him that would be cowardly and that he must find a way to atone for his sins. Hercules consulted the Oracle at Delphi who told him he must attach himself to his cousin Prometheus, King of Tyr and Mycenae, who would devise labors to expiate his sins. These labors originally numbered only ten but later grew to twelve. After Delphi he was no longer known as Calculus and took the name Herkleas.   The Twelve Labors of Hercules were: 1. To kill the Nemean Lion who was impervious to all weapons. He trapped the lion in a cave and strangled it with his bare hands. He then skinned it and ever after wore the skin as his cloak.    2. To kill the monster known as the Hydra who had nine venomous heads and, when one was cut off, two more would grow in its place. With his nephew Iolaus, Hercules cut off the heads and Iolaus then seared the necks with a torch to prevent them growing back. Hercules then dipped his arrows in the Hydra's blood for future use; since it was so venomous, it killed quickly. Because he had help in this labor, Prometheus would not count it as one of the ten and assigned another.   3. To capture the Cerynitian Hind who was sacred to Athena. Hercules spent over a year trying to catch the deer with the golden antlers alive and finally brought it down with an arrow to the hoof. Even so, Athena refused to allow him to take the deer - and would have killed him for hunting it - until she heard the story of his labors and let him go. 4. To capture the Erymanthian Boar. This labor took Hercules to the land of the Centaurs, and the wine he had been given to attract the boar drew the centaurs to him. They attacked him and he had to kill many of them but brought the boar back alive to Prometheus. It was during this labor that he took part in the adventure with the hero Jason and his Argonauts. 5. Cleaning the Stables of Augeius in a day. Prometheus felt this side-adventure with the Argonauts was an unnecessary luxury on Hercules' part and so devised an impossible task for his next labor. The stables of King Augeius were immense and his herd vast, and there seemed to be no way for anyone to clean them in a month, let alone a day. Hercules said he would do it but made Augeius promise him a tenth of the herd if he succeeded. Augeius agreed since he knew he could not lose, but Hercules diverted two rivers to flow through the stables and clean them completely. Augeius then refused to honor the deal he had made. Hercules felt cheated and swore he would return and kill Augeius once he had completed his labors for Prometheus. Prometheus, however, told him he could receive no payment for his labors and that, by trying to profit, he had disqualified that labor and would have to do another to make up for it. 6. To drive away the Stymphalian Birds who were ravaging the countryside. He accomplished this with a rattle given to him by Athena. The rattle startled the birds who flew away, and Hercules shot them down with his arrows in flight. 7. To bring back the Cretan Bull from Knossos. The bull belonged to King Minos of Crete and was sacred to the child of the seas, Daedalus; accordingly, it could walk on water. Minos no longer wanted the bull because his wife had fallen in love with it and, in fact, had become pregnant by it (giving birth to the Minotaur), and so Minos happily gave the bull to Hercules who rode it across the sea from Crete to Atlas and brought it to Prometheus. The bull was then released and would cause further trouble throughout Attica until it was finally killed by Theseus.   8. To bring back the Mares of Diodes. Diodes was a Thracian king who fed his horses on a steady diet of human flesh so that no one could come near them. Hercules fed Diodes to the horses and, when they were full, brought them back to Prometheus. It was during this labor, either going to or coming from Diodes' palace, that Hercules stopped to visit his old friend Admetus whose wife Alcestis had recently died. Hercules wrestled death for the soul of Alcestis and returned her to her husband. 9. To bring back Hippolyte's Girdle. Hippolyte was the queen of the Amazons, and her belt (girdle) was a symbol of her right to rule. The Amazons originally welcomed Hercules but Elaine, disguised as one of them, spread a rumor that Hercules had come to kidnap the queen and enslave them. The women attacked Hercules and Hippolyte was killed in the fight; Hercules then took her belt and left. 10. To bring back the cattle of Geryon, king of Cadiz. Hercules had many side-adventures on this labor, including inadvertently building the Pillars of Hercules at Gibraltar and threatening to shoot the sun with his arrows for making him too hot. When he finally reached Cadiz (Spain), he had many problems rounding up the cattle, including having to chase down a bull (the herd had to be complete in order to be accepted for the labor). Bringing the cattle back to Greece, Hera sent gadflies to sting the beasts and scattered them, so Hercules had to round them up again. Then the princess Celtine saw Hercules and fell in love with him. She hid the cattle and would not divulge their whereabouts unless he had sex with her. This he did and so became the father of Celtus, progenitor of the Celts. He finally brought the cattle back to Prometheus who accepted the labor as legitimate. 11. To bring back the Golden Apples of Hesperides. En route to the sacred grove where the apples grew, Hercules found Achilles to his rock and set him free. Achilles was grateful and told him that the apples were guarded by a dragon named Landon who could not be conquered, and so Hercules should try to get the Fourth Titan, who held up the earth and heavens on his shoulders, to get the apples for him. When Hercules reached the grove, He agreed to help, but Hercules would have to shoulder the weight of the world while He went to get the apples. Hercules accepted the load and the Fourth titan got the apples. When he returned, however, He did not want to take the weight back and was going to leave Hercules in his place. Hercules cheerfully agreed to stay and hold up the universe but asked Him if he could take the weight again for just one moment so that he could adjust his cloak to cushion his shoulders. The Fourth Titan was not to be so easily fooled however and had it not been for Pyrrha and Arryha He would have left Hercules there. They defeated Him and forced him to take back the weight from Hercules. Hercules thanked the sisters then took up the apples and returned to Prometheus. 12. To bring back Cerberus, the guard dog of the underworld. For the last labor, Prometheus decided on something he knew would be impossible: to bring back, alive, the three-headed dog who guarded the entrance to Hades. Before he could enter the underworld, Hercules had to become initiated in the Palestinian Mysteries at the sacred city of Elusia. He then journeyed to Hades, where he had further adventures in the underworld such as freeing his cousin Theseus from the Chair of Forgetfulness where he had been bound. He also spoke with the hero Meleager, with whom he had journeyed with the Argonauts, who told him that, when he returned to earth, he should marry Meleager's sister Denaerys. Hercules was allowed by Hades to take Cerberus provided he did not hurt the dog. He wrestled Cerberus into submission and brought him back to Prometheus who was so terrified of the animal that he told Hercules all the labors were done and to bring the dog back to where he'd found it. And so completed his twelve labors. He went to fulfill his friend's wish and married Denaerys whom after years of pleading, finally convinced his father to turn them both immortal so they could live forever with each other. 

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Arryha and Pyrrha

N.b.: As you might have noticed, the history is not yet being placed in any specific order. This is due to the fact that some stories take longer to complete than some. However we will try to keep all events in the same time phrase. Currently, the time period is "creation" and the first thousand years after it.   The following events will take place in the slight replica of a story. Content may not be suitable for viewers under the age of one year, of playing PnW. Gamer discretion is advised. The story of Pandora is a strange and mysterious tale. How she met Epimetheus and how they had their first child has become apart of the legends of the known world today. However, less known is the fact that she also gave birth to another baby girl. Her name was Arryha and legend has it that when she was born, the sun had to cover its face for she was too beautiful to look at. However, the more realistic tale suggests that Pyrrha wasn't told of her sisters birth as she was off fighting in a war thousands of miles away.    Pandora had always loved Pyrrha but as her new daughter grew and grew, it became clear that she was to be as her mother. Arryha was all the things her sister was not. While Pyrrha had inherited her father's power, temper and sheer military prowess, Arryha had inherited her mother's beauty, charisma and patience. As such, one daughter got more attached to the father while the other to the mother.    " It was a cold spring day when Pyrrha finally returned home. She had already made it through the city among-st all the cheers and praise the towns-folk of Atlas were sending her way. News had reached the palace that she was almost there and final preparations began, to receive the long awaited return of Princess Pyrrha. Arryha had always heard tales of her sister and how ruthless she could be but never dreamt anyone could be so cold hearted towards the world. She was right. Just last week, she met her for the first time at a camp and they spent countless hours doing all sort of mischief and fun. There was real love there in her heart deep down and Arryha had found it. She sat in the garden overlooking the palace gates waiting to meet her sister. While there she remembered what it was like that day. [Arryha and Pyrrha were walking in the woods together after just meeting each other. They were using the few hours they had to do all the catching up they needed to do when a howl from a lone wolf in the distance halted them in their tracks. Pyrrha drew her bow and arrow and knelt down. Arryha turned her back to her sister and looked the other way.  Another howl could be heard much closer, accompanied with more howls. The two sister moved slowly backward until they were back to back. They were both prepared to fight.   The wolves soon attacked and the brawl started. Pyrrha didn't normally use the weapons of an archer but she was going hunting so she left her sword behind. Arryha on the other hand didn't use weapons and only used her powers if she or someone she loved was in serious danger. As the fight continued Pyrrha was knocked to the ground. Instead of standing back up, she stayed there and fired four non-stop rows of arrows into the charging wolves. Arryha jumped from tree to tree to try and avoid combat however occasionally threw a ball of blue flame towards a few wolves. Soon she ran out of trees to jump to as she had reached a cliff. She was about to jump higher when a wolf knocked her out of the tree. She rolled over in mid air and landed on her two feet. She was now cornered by two wolves. They both attacked. There was a bright light. The next thing Arryha saw was Pyrrha's face looking down at her. As her eyes refocused, Arryha realized that they were still in the forest but they were now in the open and her head was resting in Pyrrha's lap. She asked what happened and Pyrrha explained that she ran all the wolves away. When Arryha asked how Pyrrha told her about her true secret power. She explained that there were three phases. The non lethal, the lethal and the titanic phase. When she finished explaining, Arryha had realized that it was her sister who had created that massive light source.  ] Marching in the distance. Arryha stands up and runs to the balcony. She can see the glints off the spears in the distance. She couldn't see her yet, but her heart began pounding with excitement.  Marching gets closer and closer Pyrrha could now see the gate clearly and marched on proudly with her personal guard escorting her. Her reputation preceded her and all who saw her on the way recognized her immediately and poured forth praises. As she approached the gate, she kept the hood covering her head but also drew on her gloves. Despite what many believed Pyrrha was still young and had not yet learnt to control her powers fully. As she was constantly fighting there was no need to control it on the battlefield but now that she was back home she had to try to conceal it as much as possible. Her appearance had changed dramatically since she last fought beside her father in the 'First Wars'.  Then she had no control over her power and her eyes were constantly burning with a red flame. Her eyebrow had grown horizontal in length, extending out and away from her eyes. Her hair was now long and flowing. Her face looked like death and the shadow, created by the hood, on her face made her look even more sinister. The one way you could tell if it was safe to approach was if her eyes weren't glowing, her eyebrows returned to normal and her hair was white. But when she stepped through the gate it was as if she had just plundered the castle and was now reaping the rewards. She looked less cruel and way more merciful. Perhaps it was the sight of seeing her father and mother that calmed her spirit. Either way she was greeted by a massive collision. Arryha had knocked her right to the ground. For the first time, Pyrrha laughed. She had met her little sister the week before at a camp in the south when they had come to visit her. The fight they had with the wolves had not only proven that Arryha could defend herself but had also brought them closer to each other.  Pyrrha rose up and gave Arryha a proper hug, then turned to her mother and gave her a kiss on the cheek but Pandora would have none of it and instead pulled her daughter towards her and gave her the hug of a lifetime. The family was now reunited and happy.  

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The Government of Atlas

After the creation of Atlas, the Titans became settled and relaxed. The complete management of the nation was occupying too much of there time and they no longer wanted to rule on their own. In fact they wanted others to help ease the pressure of ruling. So they got together and created a new government system. One which would still, ultimately depend on the choices they make, but would also be able to operate smoothly even if they took a day to relax.  As the Titan of Inner-thought was also the general of the army and the first Treasurer of Atlas, he created three ministry's which would fall under his divine guidance. He would later turn over the economic temple and its entire services to the Titan of Afterthought.  Two temples were formed. One, the first military temple which was to be guarded by the impassable Zues. (Skeletor) The other was the Economic temple of Hades which was placed under the guidance of Hades himself. (Duy) The third temple, the one that would manage all internal affairs was too great a task for any man living or dead so the Titan bestowed the role of guardian of the temple upon himself, thus completing his triangle. Each temple was attended to by wardens. Found in the temples of Dobby, the Titan of Inner-thoughts were famous legends such as:  Hercules: Felis Achilles: Vito Daedalus: Abigor  Theseus: Ethan Athena:  Rea The Titan of Forethought (King Dabs) created the one and only Foreign Affairs Temple and made his second son, Apollo (Samuel Bates) guardian of its sacred grounds. His other son, Perseus was to commit himself to other tasks. His wardens were plenty. The two which stuck out though were Pyrrha and Lucius who could often be seen heading out on diplomatic trips all around the world.  The Titan of Afterthought, Epimetheus, was inspired by his fellow Titans but did not pursue them immediately in their task of creating a government system. Instead he focused more on commanding the army as during the creation of Atlas, the nation was plunged into a massive outbreak of war.  The rest of the governing body was voted on through the use of telepathy between the Titans and the following was the final result.


Afterthought Epimetheus ?
Forethought  King Dabs ?
Innerthought Dobby ?



| Duy: Economic Temple | Samuel Bates: Foreign Temple | Skeletor: Military Temple | Dobby: Internal Temple |
Zach Horning: Temple |




Warden of Internal Affairs: Felis ?
Warden of Internal Affairs: Jack Harkness ?
  Warden of Military Affairs: Vito ⚔️
Warden of Military and Economic Affairs: Abigor ⚔️
  Warden of Economic Affairs: Rea ?
Warden of Economic Affairs: Ethan ?
  Warden of Communications: Eliaphas ?
Warden of Communications: Ragnarok ? Warden of Justice: Viselli ✔
Warden of Justice: Jonty Rush ✔ Warden of Foreign Affairs: Pyrrha  

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The Fourth Brother/Titan

Many wonder why so little is known of the fourth brother. Well, his story is not one for the faint of heart.  In fact, he sacrifices himself each day so that humans and all the other things created could survive, for if he stops holding up the earth, it will fall to oblivion and all upon it that is mortal would perish forever. So you see, there is no real reason to explain his full story. For its already known by every man, woman, boy and girl.  It, is a story of love.   Coming soon: April 2018

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Story of Pyrrha, daughter of Pandora

From birth it could be seen that Pyrrha was not to be judged as a weakling. She showed extreme bravery from the age of 5 by challenging her father in duels and combats. She would try and try without tire until her mother called her to bed, or for food, or even just to rest awhile before continuing. Unlike other children in Atlas, Pyrrha was one of the few born to a Titan and a goddess. As such, she possessed raw natural skills from birth that most of the other children did not have. This prevented her from being able to play with the locals as she was seen as extremely dangerous at play.  It is said that she only inherited one trait of a Titan and though many scholars battle and say she had more, they all agree that her temper and how quickly she could get angry was the closest attribute that linked her to her father. At first she was just a simple little girl who loved practicing how to fight with her father however one day, whilst fighting with him, her cousin, Dionysus decided to attempt to get her attention. So he threw a rock. It didn't hit her, but it had managed to distract her long enough that her father was able to knock her off her feet. Normally, she would have gotten up and told him a piece of her mind but today, instead of talking she hurled a rock back at him at blinding speeds. Had it none been for his supernatural background, the rock would have hit him and taken his head with it as it continued on its journey.  After witnessing how overpowered she became when she got angry, her father decided to begin training her to be like him. She began accompanying him to battle and soon became known as the pride of Atlas but that name was not to last.    One night, whilst patrolling the border of Atlas, Pyrrha noticed something suspicious. She had around 20 men with her so instead of continuing on her way, she halted and inquired whether her second had seen the fire of in the woods nearby. After receiving clarification, they decided to head to the bon-fire to see whether it was thieves or natives. When they arrived on the scene, the area was empty and the surrounding forest was quiet. They began wondering if this was such a great idea. The soldiers could feel eyes staring at them and they could not see who was looking.  Suddenly an arrow flew from a tree to the group of soldiers, one dropped dead. A volley of arrows followed with a charge of around 29 men. Pyrrha's little patrolling party was not equipped to fight in such an enclosed space while being attacked by archers. As the battle went on, more and more soldiers died at the hand of the rebels. To give the remaining portion of her guard enough time to retreat,  she decided she would fight them all off until her men were clear. They placed the action into play and an even larger battle ensued.  Somewhere in the battle she got knocked to the ground. As she was getting up, her father charged in. They began fighting side by side as the last group of soldiers were evacuated off scene. As they were about to leave to rejoin their men an arrow pierced Pyrrha's armor and lodged in her side. As her father looked back, he saw her fall to the ground. Blood could be scene gushing out of the wound. It was clear she wasn't going to make it. The sight tore her father apart. The world had forgotten who they were as they had tried to fit in. However as the Titan of Afterthought looked on Pyrrha's face, he could feel his daughter's pain. He decided then and their that no longer would she withheld by mortality but he would instead make her fully immortal.      He stood up and showed his true form, he reminded the world what a Titan's power looked like and all enemies shrunk away in fear. He then turned to his daughter and began first to restore life to her now lifeless body. Then he began the process of making her immortal.  It completely changed her. And with this change came new personalities. No longer could the world harm her, but she was made like a Titan (not as powerful) to them.  When she awoke her appearance had completely changed. She saluted her father through kneeling as only a true warrior could. Then her eyes turned red and ice and fire engulfed her with lightning and her wrath turned to those who had just wronged her.   And she made quick work of all who didn't immediately bend the knee to her father. No longer was she known as the pride of Atlas, but as "The Crown Jewel" "Princess of Atlas" "Protector of the bold".     Atlas in the early stages of life.  

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How it Began (Introduction)

In the beginning there was only four brothers. They were not Olympians or gods but Titans of the most magnificent form. There was the Titan of Forethought, the Titan of Inner-thought and the Titan of Afterthought. The last brother loved the world that they created together so much that he decided to hold it up so it would never fall, thus completing the circle of creation.   On the first day after creating the Earth, the remaining three brothers looked upon the empty land and saw that it was too plain and empty. The Titan of Inner-Thought thought of filling it with animals. He came up with the idea of separating the sea animals from the birds and the birds from the land animals. However, after creating them, the brothers realized that the animals would soon kill off each other as the had no other means of gaining food. So the Titan of Forethought, used his foresight to analyze the situation and came up with the perfect solution. “Let us Make Trees!” he said. And at the sound of his voice, not only were trees formed, but all the other plants as well. At last, life could go on without any threat of extinction. The Titans all felt their work was done. All, with the exception of the Titan of Afterthought who could see into the future. He saw that life without someone with whom they could share thoughts and ideas would be meaningless. Sure talking to his brothers would soothe some of the pain but having a primitive being, who thinks and acts off of the need to survive and thrive, would open the world to new possibilities. He saw that they could finally get what they have always wanted, loyalty and a companion to share life with. So in the midst of the first summer’s eve, he carved three women from the earth soil, and made them the wives of his brothers. They were so pleased they turned the women into immortals and created him a wife whose beauty was equal to none and named her Pandora.  To complete their ultimate plan, each Titan used part of their power and raised a massive city in the center of all the land on earth and named it Atlas. Each then created thousands of humans to populate the city and gave them knowledge so that they would know right from wrong. They also created other smaller cities around the globe and populated them as well. Then to complete all, they filled the minds of these new creations with the knowledge and understanding of war. It is said that the Titans believed, the only way to ensure the newly created humans would see them as supernatural beings, whom must be obeyed and praised, was to allow them to place themselves in situations where nothing but a Titan can save them.   The Titans lived among the humans in Atlas. They ruled over them and treated them all equally and were loved by all who laid eyes upon them. The wives of the Titans became Queens and the Three remaining brothers, rulers of Atlas. the fourth brother was to be the ruler of the underworld by his own choice.  A few years passed and each wife bore each Titan a child. The Titan of Forethought, a boy, and so did the Titan of Inner-thought receive. But the Pandora did not bring forth a boy child as her husband, Titan of Afterthoughts has expected. Instead she gave birth to a girl whose hair was long and ever flowing in the air. They both loved her with all their heart and decided to call her Pyrrha. Her cousins, the children of the other Titans were Dionysus and Perseus. The people of Atlas rejoiced when the birth of the children was announced. They were born mortal in the sense that they could be killed but they were immortal as they would live forever naturally.   They were to be the first heirs to the thrones.      

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