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Name: James Swords (English Translation) Yacchimus Veres (Greek Version)

Gender: Male

God Parent: Poseidon, Hecate, Hades

Mortal Parent: Elly Swords (English Translation) Hyperal Veres (Greek Version)

Appearance: Tall and broad with tousled black hair, intense aqua eyes, and massive muscles. He has dark skin and a scar on his forehead.

Personality: A powerful, driven person. He stands out as a leader by forging new paths. A thoughtful young man who tries to keep things balanced between his skill and strategy. Is highly moral and strives to do what is right, even to the point where he will break the rules to do so.

History: Hyperal Verses was born in ancient Greece thousands of years ago. Although she both smart and gorgeous, with long black hair and perfect dark skin, Hyperal was a slave. She worked at a great manor that sat on a beach. Her job was to be an entertainer to various guests her master would have over. As gorgeous and witty as she was, she did a very, very good job of it. However, Hyperal was miserable. She hated her body being nothing more as a source of cheap amusement for men that called themselves lords. Every night, she begged the gods for freedom from this life.

At age twenty-three, Poseidon, who heard her prayers being called out over the ocean every night, and finally decided to see what they were about. He travelled to her town in the form of a great lord with much wealth. Naturally, he was not declined when he requested to stay at Hyperal's master's home one night. When the entertainment began, Poseidon saw Hyperal dancing and immediately was overcome by her beauty. He spoke to her later that night, and she informed him that it was she that had begged him for freedom. Upon promising to fulfill the sea god's desires, Poseidon paid the owner, and set Hyperal free.

Life would have been difficult for Hyperal had it not been Poseidon, who helped her to buy a house and even get  a paying job, which was unheard of for Greek women. Soon she began to make a small fortune for herself. It wasn't long after that the Hyperal had a child, young Yacchimus Veres. After he was born, Poseidon visited less and less, until finally he did not come at all, for the Fates would not allow him to interfere with the chld's fate.

Yachiumus grew swiftly. At age eleven he was already a powerful young boy. It was on his eleventh birthday that he went hunting for beautiful sea shells on the shore, and was surprised and assaulted by a small group of Stymphillian birds. These birds swooped down on him hungrily, looking to devour the young boy. However Yachimus, in this time of danger, called on his unknown powers and summoned a wave which sucked the birds into the sea, drowning them.

Shocked young Yachimus ran home and told his mother what had happened. She explained about Poseidon, and how he was his father. At this time she gave him a sword decorated with wave patterns. The weapon could transform into a necklace while not in use, allowing him to wear it stealthily. Yachimus, although scared, was excited by learning of his powerful blood, and vowed to become the strognest hero of all.

Yachimus trained alone on the sea shore, learning to harness his powers over the water. it wasn't long before he grew to be very strong indeed. He also was a natural swordsman, and although he had no sparring partners save a few boys in the village (who he could beat with ease) he still become and excellent warrior. Unfortunately, the rise of his powers heightened his scent, which attracted monsters. By the time of his fifteenth birthday, Yachimus had been assaulted more than a dozen times. However he had continued to prevail due to the power of the water that rested nearby, as well as by the blessing of Poseidon, who could watch him while close to the sea.

At age fifteen, Yachimus kissed his mother goodbye and set out to become a hero. He completed several perilous tasks, including destroying a powerful amulet that an enemy demigod (a child of Hecate) had created to wreak vengeance upon the gods with. It was not long before his name was whispered throughout the land.

However, it was not to last.

Two days before his sixteenth birthday, Yachimus undertook a quest that he could not handle. . He had overheard a priest speaking about "turmoil between the gods" and soon learned Aphrodite had questioned Poseidon's honor during the Winter Solstice. Desperate to win his father's favor (for he greatly desired to speak to him) Yachimus travelled to Sparta. There he laid in wait in Aphrodite's Temple until she arrived one night to examine her sacrifices. He attacked her then, planning to overcome the goddes and humiliate her. However he hadn't realized the dazzling affect beauty can have on the mind, especially in the hub of its power. He was overwhelmed and brought down. However, Aphrodite did not slay him (for she found him attractive) and instead put him in a stasis, hoping to perhaps "have some fun with her new toy later". But the goddes of love is fickle, and he was soon forgotten.

Years passed. The Greek empire fell and Rome invaded. As the power of Aphrodite changed places over the years, so did Yachimus (still in the back of some forgotten magic holding chamber). It was not until the year 2013 that the Fates decreed that his time had come to be reawoken.

Upon awakening, Yachimus was thrown into a violent state. He smashed his way out of the holding chamber, and found himself in Beverly Hills, California. Not understanding what had happened, not even knowing the Enlgish language, Yachimus went into a fit and ran for the nearest water source: the Pacific Ocean.

Once there, Poseidon deemed it time to speak to him. The Sea God calmed his fears and explained things. His father also gave him the gift of the knowledge of English, and restored to him his blade. However, it was all given under oath: that he would stay eternally loyal to his father, despite the cost. Yachimus ( or Chris Swords as he had now decided to call himself) did not learn until much later that Poseidon had made him swear this oath for feart he would rebel and join the Broken Covenant.

The Sea God arranged transportation for his son to Camp Half Blood, and it wasn't long before he arrived. Chris is now sixteen years old, and has fallen in love with the new world he's fallen into. He also plans on upholding his oath, and staying loyal to his father Poseidon.

Weapons: Necklace that turns into sword. Arm-band that turns into bow and quiver.

Shadowbane8181 (talk) 22:48, April 4, 2013 (UTC)


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