By 1534 Anne Boleyn and her husband, Henry VIII were desperate for a male heir which is why Anne went to another man in hopes to birth a son.
Eventually, in October of 1535, a new addition to Henry’s course - a man from an unknown land named Percival - was deemed worthy to help birth the hopeful King of England. Within the next few hours (due to haste), a baby was conceived.
For the next 9 months the whole kingdom was in anticipation for the new child that Henry believe to be a boy. Despite the constant congratulations and the praises Anne received, she always deep down felt as if the child wouldn’t be able to rule the throne and that someone would spill. So, in order to solve the apparent conflict, Anne created a plan with her doctor and ladies in waiting. The plan consisted of the child being smuggled away by the ladies in waiting, whilst the doctor giving the news to Henry that his son had been miscarried. For nine months, Anne continued to meet up with Percival, who by the sixth month had revealed his true identity, in order to gain knowledge on how to protect her son. Although he didn’t want to take his son on personally, Poseidon suggested that praying to another god would be a way to ensure her son’s survival.
As the months went on, Henry and Anne discussed the son’s claim to the English throne, eventually coming to the agreement that the child, if alive, would always have a claim to the throne, and if he had to have a facade of being dead, as long as he could prove he was the son of either of them, he’d be able to claim the throne.
On the 3rd July 1535, Anne gave birth to a healthy baby boy who she promptly named Alexander Boleyn-Tudor. So he could identify himself if he should ever return to England, Anne gave Alexander one of her favourite necklace pieces; an emerald one that was one of a kind. Then, the plan began to be put into action. Whilst Anne was being tended to, the ladies in waiting took the child and began to prepare him for his journey. The doctor prepared a message that would be sent to the King which informed him of his “son’s” death. Anne only held her son once before she would never see him again.
The ladies in waiting gave the child to some soldiers of a high duke in the south of England, who proceeded to take him there by the day’s end. During the time of their journey, news had reached the King who proceeded to be saddened, and the whole Kingdom (once the news had got around) mourned together.
Now settled in his new home, Alexander retained his name and grew up with the duke’s family. Despite the whole of his adoptive family being open to housing him until he was of a suitable age, the duke’s children often bullied him and the duke’s wife neglected him unless he was talking about royal matters.
At the age of 6, Alexander was greeted by his former step-father, Henry VIII, when his family went to the King’s court. When he saw Alexander, the King told the family that the child would make an exceptional knight when the time came, more specifically part of an elite group that would be dedicated to protect the King at all times. Glad that they might be able to have some peace of mind once more, the Duke’s family agreed and within a week Alexander was based in the King’s court once again.
Now with his new life goal Alexander seemed to be of the few pupils that shone out among the rest of the class and by the age of 10 he was soon known around the court as the best pupil of the class.
When he was 12, Alexander was attacked for the first time. The attack was later than some of those of the Big Three due to the fact that there were many sons of Ares on the current ‘Protectant Knights’ who killed any monster they saw. The time in which Alexander was attacked on his own, however, was on a day when he had been visiting his old family and had decided to explore the large forest outside their home once more. It was there that a hellhound attacked him. For an untrained demigod this would be quite difficult, but for him - who had been trained since the age of 6 - it was quite easy due to the private training he had received for the demigods. He managed to kill the monster whilst escaping for minimal injuries.
For the next five years Alexander received many attacks but due to the guards learning of his heritage, he was always protected and as such never faced that many attacks on his own. It was on his 17th birthday that it was announced he was accepted into the Protectant Knights and to complete his training he was sent up North. During the time, Alexander’s ‘half-sister’, Mary, was Queen. After discussing matters with Elizabeth, his true half-sister and a close friend, it was decided that Alexander would gather an army up north and try to overthrow the throne at the age of 19.
Two years past and it seemed unlikely that Alexander would return, and as such, those who knew of the rebellion began to lose hope. The only one who didn’t was Elizabeth who knew he’d return exactly on his 19th birthday. And that’s what he did. On his 19th birthday, Alexander returned to Mary’s court and started a rebellion, claiming that he was the rightful heir and produced his evidence. From this, the public slowly began to take his side.
The rebellion lasted a week before Alexander’s fairly large army was defeated, those surviving being put to death, the popular execution method being traditional with an executioner. However Alexander, who acquired the nickname ‘The Summer Liberator’, was put to be burnt at the stake. Moments from his death, Alexander was saved by Ares who admired the demigod’s skills that he had displayed his entire life. To ensure that Alexander was essentially forgotten by history (as Ares had revealed himself to a large crowd of people), Mnemosyne was ordered by Zeus to destroy any memories, records or evidence of the demigod’s life, only the necklace Anne gave him remained.
Now immortal and given the task of one of Ares’ companions, Alexander was ordered to think of a new name for his new existence. Finding out that his father was Poseidon, Alexander modelled the name Mercius Coastallion.
Until 2014, Mercius accompanied Ares everyday for most things, becoming a trusted demigod in his eyes. For many years, Mercius had wanted to go to Camp in which Ares would decline, saying he needed to remain with him, only changing his mind due to the pleas of Mercius. He sent him down with the agreement that for one month each year, Mercius would accompany Ares once again.