Alexandros @MazeBoy Son of Ariadne ƛ Master Maze Maker ƛ Consummate Helper Camp Half-Blood Joined May 2019 506Following 38Followers
History @MazeBoy • May 20
Nicholas Varese was not the easiest child to raise, especially for a single mother like Carmella. At the age of sixteen, he had already been suspended more times than she could count, and his future seemed bleak. The only way things could get worse is if he had a child before he graduated, unfortunately, Carmella’s worst fears came true. One night, Nicholas snuck into a night club with some of his friends who were a few years older than him. It was the opening night of Club Labyrinthian, and they had booked his favorite band to play all night. Halfway through the first set, however, someone tipped security off that Nicholas was underage and they began to hunt him down through the crowd. They would have caught him too, if it wasn't for a mysterious girl who swooped in and snuck him back out without any need for security. The girl, who turned out to be the goddess Ariadne, found Nicholas to be charming in the most rebellious way. The two hit it off instantly, and thanks to Nicholas lying about his age just a smidge, one thing led to another and Nicholas became a father at the age of 16 much to the pain of his mother Carmella.
Instead of putting the child up for adoption, or raising the child herself, she decided it was time to teach Nicholas a lesson about responsibility by making him raise the child. However, Nicholas did not view it as a punishment at all, in fact, he took it as an opportunity to become the best father he could. He decided to name the child after her own father, Alexandros and from day one he tried his very best. With the help of Carmella, and Nicholas’ older sister Natalie who was wrapping up college, the three of them did their best to raise Alex as best they could. From a young age however, it was apparent Alex was going to face issues growing up. He had a very hard time reading, and to a lesser extent, a hard time concentrating or staying relaxed. In school, he was often behind the other children and read at a level below them. It did not take them long for a diagnosis of dyslexia and ADHD to come about, but it never stopped his family from treating him like anyone else.
For a long time, Alex lived a normal life. He grew up in a town in Upstate New York, and would hang out with the neighborhood to play games. However, his real passion was hiking on the weekends with either his friends, family, or even alone. His grandmother would often drop him off to different hiking trails, and let him go wild for hours. Somehow, he always found his back to her even when he went off-trail. One day however a little after his thirteenth birthday, he wandered a little too far into the woods even though his grandmother told him not to because there had been several bear sightings and she didn't want him to get hurt. Of course, Alex couldn't help himself, and ran off into the woods to explore as much as he could.
Little did Alex know, it wasn't a bear that made their way into the woods but a wild hellhound in search for better hunting grounds. Alex had been wandering for most of the day and the sun had finally set. He knew he had to get back to his grandmother because she would be worried, but he had totally lost track of time. As he made his way back to the woods, he felt something following him a little too close for comfort. Every few steps he would look behind him, but he couldn't find anything. Eventually, he had enough and stopped fully in his tracks and grabbed a rock from the ground and threw it behind. He heard a nasty thud and turned around to see two red eyes staring at him in the darkness. A low growl sounded, and Alex began to run as fast as he could. The Hellhound gave chase and began to swat at the terrified child eventually ripping the back of his shirt. Just before the creature got a good swat on him, Alex broke from the tree line and ran into grandmother's arms crying. When she asked him what happened, he insisted that a monster was chasing him, but his grandmother insisted he was just seeing things, and must have been roughed up by bramble.
That was far from the last attack he faced until he reached camp half-blood. At the age of fourteen, he was playing at a local park with friends. When one of them threw the frisbee too far and the wind carried it away, Alex offered to go and get it for them all. He chases it down to the other side of a hill where no one else had been playing. As he bent down to grab the frisbee a giant gust of wind pushed him down, almost as if a giant bird had flown right by him. Alex pulled himself up from the ground, only for the “bird” to push him down again but this time talons scratched arm. It brought Alex back to the monster back in the woods a year ago. This time however he wasn't going to just run away like before. The next time when he stood up, he scanned the sky for the bird and waited until the creature nosedived him one last time. He noticed that the thing looked like a harpy from all the crazy myths he learned about as a kid in middle school. At the last second, he sidestepped out of the way, and watched as the monster crashed into the ground. Afterward, he ran back over the hill, past his friends and back home. His family yet again tried to tell him it was nothing, until one final attack when he was fifteen from a cyclops that he only escaped from thanks to a satyr sent to retrieve him.
The satyr as it turns out had come to get Alex when he was thirteen, but his family had argued with him begging him to leave Alex with them until at least his sixteenth birthday. Reluctantly the satyr obliged, but the cyclops was the last straw so as a compromise for the last year of being home he stayed close by to keep Alex away from danger. Finally, when everything was ready Alex and the Satyr made their way from upstate to downstate to make his new home at Camp Half-Blood.
Powers @MazeBoy • May 20
Alex uses twin chakrams that masquerade as bronze bangles about an inch wide, one on each wrist. On right bangle, there is the head of a bull with a maze design spreading around it while the left bangle has a spool of thread with a snake wrapping itself around it and the rest of the bangle. With a flick of his wrists, the bangles transform into chakrams with a smaller section designed for Alex to grip onto so he can switch from ranged to melee combat. (Similar in design to Wind and Fire Wheels.) The chakrams keep their bangle designs, but the right has two small bullheads facing each other where the chakram meets the handle, while the left has a similar design with two snakeheads. These bangles were given to him as a gift by his mother Ariadne along with a note apologizing for not being able to be a great mother but still expressing her pride for him
Children of Ariadne have the ability to cause someone to believe that they are trapped inside a labyrinth, disrupting their senses into seeing anything else for a short time. While under its effect, they become more vulnerable to attacks. Children of Ariadne, while a labyrinth is summoned, have the ability to create 1 to 3 lesser monsters (those classified as “easy” in the Monster Encyclopedia) nearby them within it; these monsters, however, will not be controlled and will attack anyone they see.
Children of Ariadne have the ability to create a large portion of a labyrinth wall to protect themselves until it corrodes after a short time. The walls can be created at all directions to create an absolute defense, but drains more energy from the user. Conversely, this can be used to imprison enemies. Children of Ariadne can cause a person to feel/be lost, as if they don’t know how to reach their desired destination and wander off aimlessly which may induce distress, confusion and loss of concentration, for a short time. The effect can be used on a larger number of people, but drains more energy.
Children of Ariadne have the innate ability to find their way through/around any sort of puzzle, maze or obstacle without any aid, as if they have a psychic compass within them. They are also able to perceive any kind of hidden obstruction, trap or dead-end within a 10 meter radius around them. Children of Ariadne have the innate ability to see in multiple directions at once, allowing their senses of sight to become more finely attuned to their surroundings.
Children of Ariadne have the ability to create a real labyrinth which traps anyone inside it for a short time. The user has total control over the creation, such as altering and closing its walls or even expand the maze at any time. However, a larger maze will consume more energy from the user. The maze has a roof over it and cannot be teleported out of. Children of Ariadne can conjure a very durable wool string that can be used to navigate around a place, mislead or ensnare victims, bind or strangle enemies, hold or suspense things firmly, weave fine cloth or in any way possible. The longer the string, the more energy it drains. The string can also be conjured from the ground or from any surface. Children of Ariadne can increase or decrease a person's passions, whether the purpose is to weaken one’s will to fight, or to motivate them to do a certain hobby or to love, etc. The longer this state is maintained, the more energy is drained from the user. Children of Ariadne are able to teleport themselves through the mazes they created. The further the distance traveled, the more energy drained.
3 Months After Character: August 22, 2019
Children of Ariadne have the ability to construct paths out of materials found around them that they can use to take them anywhere (up into the air, over trees, etc.) but as they move along the path, the path behind them slowly corrodes. The longer they use the energy required to make a path, the more they are drained.
6 Months After Character: November 22, 2019 Children of Ariadne have the ability to enchant a localized location into becoming an illogical, yet illusory, maze which traps anyone inside it. With this ability, the user can cause a building’s passageways to lead somewhere else such as an upstairs flight lead to the basement, a closet room lead to the rooftop, lead a door back to itself, and so on and so forth. The larger the area of effect and the longer it is held, the more it drains the user.
9 Months After Character: February 22, 2020
Children of Ariadne have the ability to materialize a shadowy form of the Minotaur into existence which is capable of both fighting and dying under their control, in a sense; afterwards, it will vanish and drains the user extensively. However, the Minotaur conjured is weaker than its real counterpart would be.
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