Poseidon

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Poseidon is the god of the seas, and lord of Atlantis, he is currently unvoiced.

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Know Your God

Height: Huge – like, giant humanoid form.

Weight: The weight of a tsunami-heavy wave.

Hair Color: White/blue/green/aquamarine beard and hair (like the sea, it changes a little with the weather, etc.) Long hair.

Facial Hair: See above.

Eyes: Blue to grey-green; watch out when they flash grey-steel. Incoming rage.

Distinguishing Features: Occasionally sports a mertail. Trident goes with him everywhere.

Family

Parents: Kronus & Rhea

Siblings: Zeus and Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia

Spouse: No spouse; consort is Amphitrite

Children: As listed on the genealogy / family tree forms (oh dear gods don’t make me re-state it all – the guys had a LOT of kids).

Professions

Poseidon owns a bar called The Mermaid’s Tale. Serves mortals on landward side and merfold / sea creatures on the ocean side. He also receives tribute from fishermen the world over, and turns this neatly into fish and chips in his bar.

He can also ‘bank’, access and spend as-yet-undiscovered sunken treasure the world over.

Residence

Atlantis

Personal Information

General Overview: Mercurial in personality, Poseidon can be beneficent when in a good mood or his ego has been stroked and flattered. He is a kind and considerate lover, a fierce protector of those he loves but quick to anger and holds grudges fooorrreeevvveeerrr.

Nicknames: Earthshaker

Likes: Seafood, rum, sex, water sports of all kinds and competitive activities like races and ridiculous feats of strength.

Dislikes: Losing. Whiny mortals. Injustice and dishonesty – and anyone honing in on anything or any one he sees as ‘his’. His sense of entitlement is as huge as his ego.

Flaws / Weaknesses

Brother’s Keeper. Because of the immense responsibility of the Realms in their care, the Brothers oathed to become caretakers of the other’s power and domain in the event of death, debilitation or abdication. As a result, the Brothers are bound to care for and respect each other’s Realms knowing, should the worst occur, they could be charged with their care.

Skills / Abilities

Immortality. Technically immortal. Immune to the effects of aging, cannot die by any conventional means, and is immune to all known mortal diseases and infections. As a deity, they are able to teleport, or "pop" anywhere in the mortal plane with a few exceptions, the God Floors of the GC HQ are mystically protected, so no teleporting to or in between them, anything on the non-mortal plane, i.e., the Underworld, Atlantis, and the Void, are non-accessible without a guide.

Babble-speak. Poseidon can communicate in most languages and dialects of tribes and peoples with a coastline. He does not find it easy to communicate with folk who live entirely inland. Island languages come easily to him. He can speak Mermish and communicate with various animals and aquatic lifeforms. Not plants.

Sea King. Poseidon is the ruler of the Seas and all that falls within its spheres of influence. Everything that lies in water, cradled between Earth and Sky, he has control over. This extends to literal control over the Oceans and Seas, as well as rivers and lakes, and all things that live in the depths or cross the waters. When the waters lie distant from the seas, where there is more land than water, his powers are lessened. In open waters where there is no land in sight, he reigns supreme.

King’s Prerogative. To better administrate the care of the Three Realms, the Kings alone are allowed passage between each other’s kingdoms without meeting the requirements of entry. This allows the Brothers to meet as needed or in secret to ensure all in their care is tended and tended well.

Seal of the King. Each of the Three Kings has a seal that binds spoken oaths to their Realms. Oaths sworn before the Three Kings and sealed by them are inviolable. Anyone that breaks oaths so sworn and sealed must suffer penalties not just in one realm, but in each realm, the penalties served consecutively and ordered by the one whose sealed oath was broken. The Kings may also use these seals alone, binding oaths to their individual realms, as needed.

Shapeshifting. Poseidon appears to mortals and immortals alike as a 6’6 caucasian male, with the tanniest tan you’ve seen this side of Maui. As one of the Three Kings who share this ability, he can take the shape and appearance of any human or animal he wishes.

He has been known to take the shape of specific mortals and also beasts in order to further a seduction. He is known as a kind of ‘horse-lord’.

Zoolingualism. Poseidon can communicate with many non-human creatures including whales and dolphins. Dolphins are particularly sacred to him and his pet one is Delphine. They can assist him with certain ‘foreknowings’ as they possess knowledge beyond the human realm.

Aquakinesis. Poseidon can command all forms of water, including the 98% within human flesh.

Geokinesis. Poseidon can shift the plates of the earth. This can create quakes and even islands. 

Personal Attire

Normal Daily Wear: Captain’s hat (sometimes a pirate hat). Reefer coat. Pipe. Jeans.

Alternative Dress Wear: Shirtless. Possibly little else. If you’re lucky he might don a toga. He is used to being fairly naked and smells of the sea (or fish – depending on his day). He is unaware fish smells may be unpleasant and it would not be wise to tell him. He is always carrying an umbrella or a walking stick – this is his disguised trident (seeing as it never rains unless he ordains it so). Very occasionally he shifts into a venerable old man leaning on a crutch; again, this is the trident.

Magical Artifacts/Weapons

Trident. Helmets are so last millennium, Hades has upgraded his Helm of Darkness to something more modern and stylish. When the Flat Cap of Darkness is worn, Hades can become Invisible

‘Tobacco’ pouch. Not terribly magical but it contains various bits and pieces he uses to feed hippocampi and other sea beasts as he moves about the oceans. It also contains some poisons and love philtres.

King’s Mark. After the Titanomachy and the defeat of Kronus, the three Brothers took their father’s ring and gave it to Hephaestus to give to his forgefires. From it, three symbols were forged – an Eagle, a Fish, a Serpent – given to each Brother, a symbol of the subjects of his Realm and of their shared charge to care for this world.

Introduction

Restless as the tides and temperamental as the weather, I am the storm to Zeus’ lightning and you’d best take care, mortal.

Should you venture out on into my domain, know this: I command all waters. ALL WATERS answer to me and I can bring the hail to drive your brain to throbbing pain if I so wish.

The seas rise at my command, as do all the waters in my keep. I will have you know that I do not despise mortals, though sometimes I forget to notice them as you may step upon an ant without care. If you wish me to see you, make a sacrifice at my temple. I accept calamari (with sauce).

Any sea creature may do, but leave my merfolk alone. Those maids serve only me and have orders to drown all who tempt them otherwise.

Now…who’s for a sail upon my waters? Apollo will grant you sun, and I will deliver calm waves and gentle breezes. For now.