Son of Hecate • Head Counselor • Forever Young ☄️
It's all over and I'm standing pretty, in the dust that used to be a city. Camp Half-Blood Joined January 2018 694Following 17.9KFollowers
History @petrificustotalus • Jan 2018
Elias Lightwood, a demigod son of Circe, rose to prominence in the late 19th Century and was known as a great practitioner of magic. He had apprentices, and followers that would do his bidding, and he was able to establish a well-known coven in Brooklyn, New York City, made up of some of his siblings as well as others who are well-versed with magic. Because of this, Elias attracted the attention of Hecate - the titan goddess of magic - and together, they sired a baby boy, a son to Elias and his heir apparent. As a demigod himself, he knew of the rules, of why Hecate had to leave. And so, he was left to raising their son - whom he named Edward - on his own, and that's where actually poured all of his time and effort to in the subsequent years after his son's birth.
Edward grew up well loved and well trained in his abilities as a sorcerer. One of Elias' closest associates, Andorra Ramirez - who is also a daughter of Hecate - was tasked with keeping him safe at all times as well as overlooking all of Edward's lessons with the other masters of magic in the coven. As a result, they grew close, and had a really tight brother-sister bond. Andorra was also the one who made sure that no monsters would hurt Edward, and took care of the common harpies and hellhounds that dared to get close to them.
When Edward turned seventeen, he fell in love with a daughter of Hebe, Alisa, whose father also worked for Elias' coven. They had an instant connection, and they formed a strong relationship with one another, however, a lot of other women were jealous of Alisa, because she was dating the heir of the coven, and they all wanted their own share of power. Because of this, a young daughter of Aphrodite, Isabella, schemed with her mortal mother and made a love potion that they would slip in Edward's drink in order to effectively gain his affections.
The plan was set to full motion two years into Edward and Alisa's relationship, with the former being nineteen years old and the latter, a year younger. Isabella poured the contents of the love potion into Edward's tea when he wasn't looking, and surprised him with a kiss that would activate its effects. It worked, and Edward was suddenly hit with the desire to be with Isabella and to copulate with her. They were caught by Alisa, who was devastated and ran out the room and into the massive halls of the coven's mansion. At the same time, a hydra and a drakon - attracted by the very large amount of demigods concentrated in one area - showed up and wreaked havoc in the coven. Because of the monsters' behemoth-like strength, the coven members couldn't defend themselves, and the mansion was effectively obliterated. Edward was able to escape with Andorra and Isabella, and he wanted to save Alisa, but it was already too late and she was burned to death by the Hydra's fire. Among the casualties was Edward's father, Elias, who died at the hands of the drakon, and with nothing left of their former home, the coven was completely erased from the face of the earth.
Hebe, the godly parent of Alisa, wasn't very pleased with her daughter's fate and assigned blame onto Isabella and Edward. One night, she revealed herself to them, and out of her anger, she transformed the daughter of Aphrodite into a tree - deeming her as someone who doesn't deserve to live anymore, but because she doesn't want to get in trouble with Aphrodite, decided that it's better to just turn her into something inanimate rather than to take her life away. As for Edward's punishment, she cursed him to never age and become eternally young, so that no matter who he falls in love with, they would all grow old and he'd have to watch them die.
After that encounter, Andorra and Edward decided to move on with their lives. Edward was still devastated of his father's death, but he knows that he needs to move on eventually. And that, he did. He travelled the world with Andorra and fought against monsters and other demigods. They got into a skirmish with European sons of Ares when they visited Germany, and they engaged in combat. The Europeans were obliterated, but not before they mortally wounded Andorra. Edward was devastated yet again, but before Andorra completely, she was saved by Artemis and turned her into one of her Hunters. Edward knew they had to part ways after that, but he was still grateful to the goddess of the Hunt for saving Andorra's life.
Life went on for Edward. He was caught in the crossfires of World War II but survived, and later on found himself involved in the Korean and Vietnamese wars - both of which he also survived. By 1990, he had traveled almost all of the world, except some locations in Africa and South America, and once again, he found himself fighting in another war - this time the Yugoslav wars. When that ended, Edward continued his travels and by 2016, he was proud to have already seen the whole world - effectively turning his "curse" into somewhat of a blessing, and Hebe was pissed, sure, but Hecate made sure that she will no longer do anything that could possibly jeopardize her son again.
By 2017, without nothing much to do anymore, and having already grown weary of all the traveling around, Edward decided to go back close to home, and to settle in Camp Half-Blood in Long Island, New York. He wanted to connect with his other half-siblings, and perhaps to train his powers more. And so, the moment he set foot in Camp's borders, he was immediately claimed by his mother, Hecate.
Powers @petrificustotalus • Jan 2018
Powers of a Child of Hecate:
- Children of Hecate have the ability to fire an intense beam of magical energy which will burn anything it touches. The ability can also be focused into small magical bullets, which have better range but are less damaging than a beam.
- Children of Hecate have the ability to use magic to electrically charge something made of metal for a short time.
- Children of Hecate are able to create a protective dome of magical energy around them for a short time.
- Children of Hecate are able to become ethereal in form for a short time, which temporarily causes all attacks to go through them. In this state, they cannot attack an opponent and if they do their ethereal state will dissipate instantly.
- Children of Hecate have the innate ability to see in all directions at once.
- Children of Hecate are innately stronger at night.
- Children of Hecate are able to communicate with the dead to gather information.
- Children of Hecate are adept at making potions and elixirs, however potions used in battle cannot be overly powerful or altering to the events of the battle. Potions that can automatically heal all wounds or restore all energy are examples of over-powered potions. Only descendants of Hecate/Circe and Lampades can create potions. Overconsumption of potions can result in overdose symptoms and some potions could have side-effects or not work at all.
- Children of Hecate can conjure spells to teleport themselves and allies. The further the distance, the more energy drained.
- Children of Hecate can cast a levitation spell on themselves for a short time which will allow them to fly, the longer they levitate the more power it drains. The spell can also be used items and enemies.
- Children of Hecate are able to use some healing spells to quickly heal minor wounds and slowly heal major wounds. Fatal wounds cannot be healed.
- Children of Hecate are able to control the Mist around them, allowing them to create optical illusions that can fool even demigods. The illusions can confuse enemies with false memories, alter the appearance of the user or their allies, change the appearance of items or weapons or even alter the appearance of the environment to an extent. Changes to the Mist only last for a short time, mist control is less draining than custom spells.
- Children of Hecate have the ability to create new spells, whether they were trained, self-taught or devised the spell on the fly. The spells can be minor, such as locating, summoning animals, divination or controlling emotions. Or they can be more advanced and powerful such as controlling the elements, pure magical energy, necromancy, curses and summoning monsters or magical guardians. Spells cannot be overly powerful or controlling. The more complex and powerful the spell, the more energy it drains from the user.
- Children of Hecate have the ability to focus all their magical abilities into transforming themselves into any living being, or even a being of their own imagination. This power is, in essence, the ability to shapeshift into anything the user can imagine. The user can transform into another human, an animal, a monster, or anything in between. The transformation can last as long as the user wishes it to, but the longer they hold their form the more it drains them. They cannot cast any spells while the transformation is in place and they cannot transform into anything overly powerful (like a rabbit that can make people’s heads explode with a thought). The form they shift into cannot be larger than 2 to 3 times the human size of the user, and after the user resumes their regular form they are severely drained. Unable to move from exhaustion and they could possibly faint. This power can only be used once in a fight.
- Children of Hecate typically love the magical arts, many of them are known for writing spellbooks. Her children have created/re-introduced and improved spells and techniques all over history.
- Necromancy is commonly a favored magical art among children of Hecate.
- Children of Hecate are known for being quite mysterious.
- Children of Hecate are often more active and exhibit better moods at night and in dark environments.
- Children of Hecate wield innate knowledge and understanding of the Mist.
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