Opal Cowen
Daughter of Athena
Owned by: Nerdylove

Sometimes I feel like I know characters in stories better than the people in real life
Opal is nerdy and spouts of facts about nearly everything she sees, as on the streets there wasn't much chance to learn anything, so she spent lots of time researching about everything (See history). She loves joking around and laughing. She spends her spare time writing her book or practising swordplay.

Her parents met at the library. Jaymes was researching ancient history for a job as an ancient historian. He grew in love with the goddess through the pages of the book, every day returning to the library and praying she visit him. One day, she obliged, appearing in front of him. He was amazed and asked her to accompany him to a café. They talked, and she came to visit him more often. Eventually she fell in love too. However, Athena was a Virgin Goddess and wasn't allowed to have "it", so as a token of her love, she created children with the personalities of her and Jaymes, a brainchild.

Opal had a relatively normal childhood. Up until she was three, she didn't notice that she didn't have a mother, up until she was five she didn't know that other people did, and up until she was seven, she didn't care. She had a Twin sister called Tula, and a doting father. She went to a regular school, and despite having many reasons to bullied (ADHD, Dyslexia, and top of the class), nobody did, because the last person that tried, ended up in hospital. For some reason, though, Opal always had a connection with owls. Opals life was happy, and she would have been more than happy for it to stay that way.

But that was the calm before the storm.

Jaymes felt he was amazing, after all, he had caught the attention of a goddess! He didn't know about demigods, and thought he was the only one who had caught the attention of a goddess. He prayed to her every night, begging her to take him up to Olympus. Eventually, she returned to him, but refused, however, and Jaymes grew bitter. He decided to kill the girls as revenge, knowing his former wife loved them.

The week before their thirteenth birthday, Opals twin, Tula heard her father say into his phone "I don't care how you do it, I just want her dead!" Tula was terrified and begged her twin to run away with her, but Opal would have nothing of it.

On the day of her thirteenth birthday, Tula was killed. Opals father told Opal he had done it. He told her that if she wanted to live, she would admit to doing the crimes.

On the day of the trials Opal refused to admit to committing the crime, telling the truth.

Opal lived alone on the street for a year, avoiding police, as she didn't want to go to a foster home. She survived by begging and stealing.

Not long after she ran away, Opal was outside her make do home, when she was attacked by five stymphalian birds.She beat them off with a bit of old wood from her makeshift house and prayed to anybody who was listening. Nothing happened. She literally ran for her life. She heard a voice in her head. It told her to find the nearest library. It gave her directions too. She had no choice but to listen. She found it and walked breathlessly to the counter. She stated her name to the teenager behind it. The teenager, Ellen, gave her a ring with Athinaios carved into the back. Opal understood it to mean "Athenian". Ellen told her about camp, warned her that the birds had not been deterred, and handed her a wireless stereo and a CD. She told her to play it while fighting the birds. Opal went outside and took the ring off, on a hunch, and muttered "metaschimatismo", "transform, in Greek, also on a hunch. The ring turned into a long celestial bronze blade. She used it to beat off the birds as she turned on the radio. As soon as they heard the loud music blaring from the radio, they flew away.

Opal did not go to camp however, remaining on the streets, as she did not want to trust any body in case she got hurt again

However, James had a gift from his former wife, a scrying bowl type thing. He could only view the children with it, and was given to him so he could keep them safe. Apollo had warned Opals mother that bad things would happen to the girls, so she gave it to him to prevent anything bad from happening to them (Epic fail), and instead he was using it to harm her. He sent an assassin to kill her telling him her location.

Camp knew about Opal from Ellen (Who was a demigod child of Athena) and had sent a satyr to watch out for her. As soon as they heard about the assassin (they are children of gods, they know these things), they alerted the satyr, and he alerted her. They caught a taxi to close to camp (the satyr preferred not to give away the location of camp) and not far from camp, the assassin caught up. A good knock to the head solved that problem. It also gave him amnesia which solved the OTHER problem of the assassin seeing the satyrs goat hoof. Well, he didn't see it because of the Mist, but better to be safe than sorry. Anyway... It was fun.

Basic Info
Full Name: Opal Cowen
Titles: Daughter of Athena
Current Location: Camp half-blood
Affiliation(s): Camp half blood
Current Status: Alive
Relationship Status: with
Born or Created On: 4/1/2000
Current Age: 15
Species: demigod
Nationality: American
Sexuality: Female
Accent: American
OOC Plans & Info
Owned By: Nerdylove
Inspiration Behind Creation: A character from a book I'm writing "Quest for the Opals" The main character has a twin that is murdered etc.
Love Interests Char/Owner: Reading, writing, Architecture, swordplay
Active RP's: 3 forums.
Created Page On: 15/1/2015
Page Last Updated On: 2/1/2015
Plans: I dunno
3/6/9 Month Powers: None yet

I really don't know yet

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Opal Cowen ~ member of the Athena Cabin
She makes eye contact with you. "Why are you looking at me?"
    ~ {{{2}}}

More Info:

-Daughter of Athena

 Age: 15  Height: 5'4"  Weight: 110ibs
 Sexuality: straight  Relationship Status: Taken
 Birth Place: New York  Main Weapon: Sword/ring Athinaios
 Accent: American
 Sometimes I feel like I know the characters in stories better than the people in my life



Children of Athena have the ability to see each specific pressure point on another person and are proficient at striking them in order to immobilize or greatly pain another person for a short time. Children of Athena are changed during battle and become stronger and quicker in combat than a normal human could achieve.


Children of Athena are able to generate loose materials or manipulate any loose materials found around them to weave a wall. The wall obstructs the view of anyone facing them, and also blunts attacks. However, it does not stop attacks entirely, it is only capable of slowing the attacks down (possibly say that the wall will cut like a bunch of woven stuff or something ~ spiders and what not). Children of Athena, using their inclinations of battle and strategy, can most of the time, predict the course of action an opponent attacking them will take, and and are able to dodge or parry accordingly. However, if the prediction is wrong this may cost the child of Athena dearly.


Children of Athena have the innate ability of hyper-cognition. They are able to perform more complex mental operations than a normal human could achieve. They are able to process thoughts and learning far quicker than others with little cognitive effort. Children of Athena have innate battle reflexes which allows them to fight and dodge quickly. Children of Athena are able to communicate with and command owls. If the user gives too many commands, the owls will become frustrated and disobey.


Children of Athena have the ability to empower strength and intelligence upon nearby allies and instil fear upon nearby enemies with a deafening war cry for a short time. Children of Athena have minor telepathic abilities, making them able to telepathically communicate with their allies and read the current thoughts of an opponent’s mind. But this mind reading does not always work. Children of Athena through telepathy are able to alter the moods of a person or group of people for a short time. They are able to make an ally calmer and more courageous or an opponent panicked or depressed. Once a target has suffered from this power, they become resistant to it for a moderate amount of time. Children of Athena can curse an opponent, temporarily ruining their ability to formulate battle strategies for a short time. With this curse, the target would only think up rather silly and quite awful strategies. This gives the user a chance to attack or flee. Ex: The target would fake a heart attack and fall back on the ground, thinking the user would believe it and give up on the fight.

3 Months After Character is Made

Children of Athena, due to the strength of their minds, are gifted with the ability of clairvoyance. They are able gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses, for example beyond their normal sensory range or when unable to use their physical senses. Some techniques of clairvoyance are veridical dreaming, scrying and parasight.

6 Months After Character is Made

Children of Athena can curse an opponent with severe stupidity and ignorance, temporarily stripping them of their intelligence and knowledge. The curse can cause an opponent to lose their common sense, fighting skill and tactical abilities. The target could even be unsure how to swing a sword or use their powers properly. After a short time, the curse will wear off and the target will regain their intelligence and knowledge. Their minds will be resistant to further use of the curse for a moderate time and the user will be substantially drained.

9 Months After Character is Made

Children of Athena can turn into a normal sized owl of whichever species they select for a short period of time, allowing them flight. The user has the option to grow into a giant owl, it can be up to 2 to 3 times bigger than their size as a human. This will make the transformation more draining. As a giant owl, the user would be twice as fast as a normal owl mid-flight, be able to transport allies and possess a very loud scream. After the transformation, they are extremely drained. Unable to move and they could possibility faint.

Skills & Weapons
Special Skills: Writing and swordplay
Preferred Weapon: Celestial Bronze sword Athinaios
Strengths: Brains
Weaknesses: Doesn't trust easily
Quests/Missions Led: 0
Quests/Missions Been On: 0


Possessions & Favourite Things
Pets: N/A

A ring that turns into a sword

Likes: Words
Dislikes: Bullies
Colour: Purple
Music: Alternative
Food: Chocolate
Animal: Owl
Book: The Lord of the rings
Drink: Choc-Orange milkshakes
Song: Fitzpleasure by Alt-J
Movie: The Lord of the rings (You can't have just one as your favorite.)
Sport: Fencing
Other Favs: Not much.
Appearance & More Images
Model: Zoe Belkin
Gender: Female
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Brown
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 110 ibs
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Handedness: Right
Shoe Size: 8
Blood Type: AB
Voice: Medium low
Distinguishing Marks: none
Body Style: thin
One Word to Describe: WIP
Best Physical Trait: N/A
Worst Physical Trait: skinniness
Mental/Emotional State: WIP
Things to Change: Has no opinion
Mental/Emotional disorders: WIP
Medical Problems/Ailments: WIP

Family & Childhood Info
Mother: Athena
Father: Jaymes Cowen
Creator: N/A
Half-Siblings: Athena Cabin
Full-Siblings: Tula Cowen (deceased)
Other Relatives: N/A
Home: Camp half blood
Earliest Memory: her third birthday, getting a plastic play sword.
Best Memory: N/A
Schooling: Graduated from primary school
First Kiss: Marc
First Love: N/A
First Sex: N/A
Other Firsts: None

General Info
Nicknames: none
Native Language: English
Character Flaw: She would end the world to save her friends
Fears/Phobias: Spiders
Hobbies: Reading, writing, fencing
Personal Motto: Aim for the moon, because if you miss, you'll land among the stars
Things He Won't Do: Kill her friends to save herself
Most Admires: All Published Authors
Most Influenced By: by her sister
Moral Compass: East
Most Important Person Before: Tula
Most Important Person Now:
Reacts to Crises: logically
Faces Their Problems: Alone
Reacts to Change: Has no opinion
Alignment: ???
Dream Job: Writer
Current Job: N/A
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Vices: Sometimes is very harsh and judgemental
Bad Habits: shutting people out of her life
Sleeping Habits: often sleeps as little as half an hour. Nightmares
Quirks: Makes a lot of puns, if you can get close to her
Attitude: She is loyal to her friends, and would protect them with her life, but has a hard time making friends
Special Talents: Writing and swordplay
Social Skills: has few friends, but her friends are her life
Other Info
Most at Ease When?: In her cabin, curled up with a book.
Main Priorities: Her friends
Past Failures: Not running away with Tula. So much heartbreak could have been avoided
Biggest Accomplishment: Driving off the Stymphalian birds.
Darkest Secret?: Her backstory, Tula etc.
Secret Known by Anyone?: Ileana Bennett
Personal Tragedy: Tula dying
One Wish: That I could have saved her
Relationship Info
Ever Cheated? No
Relates to Others? badly
Perceived by Strangers: Harsh and judgemental
Perceived by Lover: Passionate, sarcastic
Perceived by Friends: Loyal, kind, sarcastic
Perceived by Family: Friendly
First Impression: Harsh
Family/Friends Like Most? How nice she is to them
Family/Friends Like Least? How harsh and sarcastic she is

Name Relation Feelings
Athena Mother Mixed emotions. She tried to save us, I guess... But why not do more?
Athena Cabin Half-siblings They're the closest thing I have to family, they are nice, I guess. Boyfriend loves him

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