VALKYRIE

Spiritual Guide

To see the Valkyries is both a curse and a boon. A curse in the sense that only those that would soon die in battle would see them; a boon, in the sense that your prowess has been acknowledged by the gods, that you would be feasting, drinking, and fighting (in no particular order) for eternity in Valhalla. Apart for delivering the mightiest souls to Valhalla, the Valkyries are also mighty warriors themselves:

''...Then light shone from Logafell, and from that radiance there came bolts of lightning; wearing helmets at Himingvani came the Valkyries. Their byrnies were drenched in blood, and rays shone from their spears."

-- The Poetic Edda

THE ORACLE

Voice of God

The Oracle is unique among her peers. For not only does she has the ability to look into the past and future, she could even reach through time and intervene.

Such a powerful and unique individual would only bring misery to the world if left unchecked. So the gods decided to intervene. The gods had decided to just kill her off, but Odin stepped forward and vetoed, claiming that The Oracle played a key role in his visions. Knowing that Odin holds the gift of prescience, the gods concurred.

The Oracle was thus given her title, but banned for using her powers. How about all her divinations since then, you ask? They were just hoaxes. The gods of time fate did the actual divining, and just fed the results through The Oracle.

Still, that wasn't the biggest hoax. You must've heard that Odin's visions are always accurate? It is indeed true... and Odin has seen the defeat of the gods -- Ragnarok. His claim of The Oracle appearing in his vision is an outright lie, and he hopes to use her forbidden powers to change the future...

SPHINX

Warden of the Desert

Sphinx is perhaps among the most fascinating among the much-varied beastfolk. She has the head of a human, the claws and haunches of a lion, and the wings of a roc.

Since times unknown Sphinx had been sent to guard the deserts, asking all passersby the most famous riddle in history: ''Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?'' Anyone that couldn't come up with the right answer would be strangled and devoured by Sphinx. Days become months, months become years, and years... Sphinx is finally getting tired.

''This must be a riddle without answers,'' Sphinx told herself. It was at that moment when that young lad appeared. ''Man -- who crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and then uses a walking stick in old age." That was when Sphinx first slept with an empty stomach, yet she slept well and satisfied.

PAN

God of Shepherd

Pan is the god of the wild, of shepherds and flocks, and of rustic music. Syrinx is a lovely wood-nymph of Arcadia, daughter of Ladon, the river-god.

The two met up one day, and Pan immediately fell in love. The problem was that the feeling was not mutual, and thus began the game of hunt and chase between the two. 

As Pan eventually closes in, Syrinx decided to seek refuge Zeus. Before Pan could catch up, Zeus turned Syrinx invisible, and planted a reed at the end of her tracks. The reed produces a plaintive melody whenever wind blows through it. Mistaken that his beloved had been turned into the reed, the infatuated Pan took it, cut it into seven pieces, joined them side by side in gradually decreasing lengths, and created a musical instrument out of it -- the Syrinx, or what we now call the Pan Flute.

DRUID

Law of Nature

Druids are the staunches supporters in maintaining the balance of nature and never want to be involved in any disputes.

They are also the masters of transforming. So it's silly to say that you have never seen a druid. They are actually everywhere -- bears, cats, hawks or fish -- any creature could've been a druid.

Why this one that you see here has adopted such a form... I heard that it was because the Queen of the Elves once said she (Or he? Who knows...) looks cute in this form.


JORMUNGAND

World Serpent

Jormungand often have the same dreams.

In one dream she is always this giant serpent that could entwine the world, fighting against this brute who wields a hammer and harnesses the storms.

Then there is this other dream. In this dream she is this little girl in a small village, with caring friends and a loving family... Until one day when a thunderhead appears from the other side of the mountains. She likes how powerful it is as the giant serpent, and also how carefree it is as the as the little girl. But those dreams always ended abruptly with thunder and lightning destroying everything.

''Enough is enough…'' And that's how Jormungand had began her journey.

LUCIFER

Infinite Abyss

Lucifer was one celestial being who fell in love with Seraph, who didn't feel the same way for him.

He blamed the celestial world for his fruitless love and began to despise gods and wished for their undoing. Eventually, Lucifer acted out and rebelled.

Thousands of years later, he became a demon and turned his holy power into the power of darkness.

HERA

Queen of the Gods

Hera is the Queen of the Gods and is the wife and sister of Zeus. She was known to be jealous and vengeful towards the many lovers and offsprings of her husband Zeus.

Hera punished Io - one of Zeus's love interests, by putting her in the charge of Argus. Argus had a hundred eyes and kept vigilant watch over her so that Zeus could not come to her aid. She also turned Callisto into a bear because Zeus fell in love with her.


PANDORA

Bringer of Disaster

After humans received the stolen gift of fire from Prometheus, an angry Zeus decides to give humanity a punishing gift to compensate for the boon they had been given. He commands Hephaestus to mold from earth the first woman, a "beautiful evil" whose descendants would torment the human race.

Hermes gives this woman a name: Pandora – "All-gifted" – "because all the Olympians gave her a gift". Zeus gave her a jar containing "burdensome toil and sickness that brings death to men", diseases and "a myriad other pains". Fortunately, Athena put the "hope" into the bottom of the jar. Pandora promptly scattered the contents of her jar once she reached the earthly world, and so the earth and sea are full of evils. Only hope was left within the jar, however, and thus Pandora is called "Bringer of Disaster".

TITAN

Ancient God

The name Titan actually means "Rebellion". Cronus, the youngest male Titan overthrew his father Uranus and became the new ruler of the heavens.

However, Cronus was told that his children would overthrow him as well, so he ate each and every of them. Rhea, Cronus' sister-wife, did not like the idea of Cronus eating their children, so she saved Zeus, by feeding Cronus a rock instead.

Eventually, Zeus grew older, and released his siblings. In turn, the Titans were overthrown by Cronus' children Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hestia, Hera and Demeter, in an event known as the War of the Titans.

APOLLO

God of Sun

"What a sunny day!" said Apollo, opening his eyes lazily. I wonder what it looks like when it rains with thunders and lightning over the land of adventure.

"Maybe shall pay Thor a visit." Driving the Chariot, Apollo's back disappears into the sky...

IX

The Inventor

Ix is the first hero who makes use of gunpower units on this land. Ix's house is full of weapons, but the shotgun he's been carrying all day long, or hand cannon to be exact, is his favorite." This is the work of a true genius, and a masterpiece of talent," Ix laughed.

ATHENA

Goddess of Wisdom

Athena was said to have competed against the mortal Arachne in a weaving competition, afterwards transforming Arachne into the first spider. Therefore, she is known as the "Goddess of Wisdom." In fact, she is also the goddess of warfare.

Athena represented the disciplined, strategic side of war, in contrast to her brother Ares, the patron of violence, bloodlust, and slaughter - "the raw force of war".

VALKYRIE VALKYRIE
THE ORACLE THE ORACLE
SPHINX SPHINX
PAN PAN
DRUID DRUID
JORMUNGAND JORMUNGAND
LUCIFER LUCIFER
HERA HERA
PANDORA PANDORA
TITAN TITAN
APOLLO APOLLO
IX IX
ATHENA ATHENA