He does not care how many lives must be lost, so long as the gods are destroyed. It is very hard to tell his mood, as his face is hidden and he keeps his voice level at all times. He is not a very trusting person, always believing that others will betray him at the first opportunity.
Greece, 755 BC, a boy, no older than ten, is told by his mother that she does not know who his father is. The boy, now aged eleven, hears tales of demi-gods, born of a mortal and god, the boy starts to think “maybe I am one..” He is right. The boy realizes this, but he also realizes that his father or any of the gods have not helped him in any way. He grows to hate them.
The boy, Leonidas, goes with his mother to a temple of the very gods he hates, and only because he must. His prayers are not as everyone else's “I know you can hear me, I know your listening and hear this: I will see you destroyed one day, I swear.” He and his mother leave the temple. The boy reaches manhood, but unlike most he does not marry, instead he goes north out of Greece, away from the gods.
He vanishes. Three years later in a northern town on the edge of Greek influence a figurer, robed and hooded in black his face hidden by the deep cowl of his hood, arrives. He goes to the small temple of the town. A priest welcomes him “Greetings traveller, welcome to this holy place.” the hooded figurer replied, his voice tinged with hate “This place is no more holy than a rat is wise. The gods you so blindly worship care nothing for you or any mortal.” the priest replied, worried “Why do you hate the gods, my son?” The hooded figurer laughed mirthlessly “I am no mortals son. Now if you have but an ounce of wit about you, you will leave this place.” the priest stood his ground “So be it.” the figurer said. Then he raised a gloved hand and sent a fireball toward the man, who screamed as his robes caught light. The figurer turned and walked out, and he stood outside the temple he turned and sent a fireball into the temple. As the place caught he turned to the townsfolk “Where are your gods now? If any of you know what is wise, you will let this place burn, and build over it.” The figurer left the town.
For the next two years then north of Greece was terrorized by a nameless terror he when from town to town burning the temples and killing the priests and priestesses. Finally the southern city states sent a force of men to investigate. None returned. Then the terror moved toward Phrygia, but this was to be his last journey. For when he went to teach the king of this land that the gods were to be destroyed, as he finished speaking the king offered his hand, and he shook it. This king was Midas. Leonidas realized his mistake to late, and as he turned to gold he put his arms at his side and said to Midas “may you rot in Hades.” and then he turned to gold.
Modern times, An archaeologist uncovers the most astonishing thing: A very lifelike statue of a masked man, made entirely from gold. Arrangements are made for it to be sent to the British museum. As the ships crew unload the statue, it falls into the river Tames, the box that held it brakes and a few moments later, a man cloaked in black floats to the surface. One of the crew jumps in and bring the unconscious man to the banks. There the man coughs and splutters for awhile before his eyes open. He gets up, and thanking the man, leaves.
Leonidas is amazed at the modern world, and over the next two years he learns about. And finally he, now able to speak English, heads to the airport and once there boards a flight to where he believes the gods to be now: America. He searches for temples to the gods. He doesn't find any “Surely there must be temples to them, but all I find are temples to other strange gods...” After awhile he goes into the mountains to get away from the noise of city and comes across the sanctuary, believing it to be a place of the gods he prepares to destroy it but as he enters he finds out the true purpose and joins the Broken Covenant.
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