Children of the Gods (Important poll #12306)

heroic-fantasy
nonbinary-inclusive
gender-choice
young-adult-fiction

#11841

Right now Zeus is the only parent available but for some reason in the second half the game Poseidon became my parent is that a bug or is it something else,


#11842

The demo has been updated yet so some scenes have not been changed.


#11843

Only the first 3 characters are up-to-date. Once Rohie is able too, the next big update should fix it.

For now, I’d suggest just playing the first three chapters, and or picking Zeus as your Godly father for the playthoughs you do.


#11844

I have some art of my Bearer, Nadira.

Nadira Angelis, perpetually contemptuous, constitutionally non committal daughter of Zeus. Her character page is here :~)

This was done by Kamiiri, who was super sweet throughout.


#11845

You make a good point.

So let me rephrase my original remark: there will likely be some mixed responses to the Bearer and Bestower becoming a item in general, though there will still be a good deal who pair the two halves together for some reason or another (most likely from seeing possibly constant interactions between the two or even from hearing some stories that involve their past). And the more liked the Bearer gets, the more likely that they’ll have to deal with the (possible) headache of people being far too eager to see them and the Bestower hook up.

It’s always the nice ones, I swear…:sweat_smile:

Not saying that she’s lost any amount of her sweet kindness.

Just that those negative traits of hers indicate that Avery has her own demons to deal with and that they are no less strong than the demons the others are likely contending with throughout the story and that the Bearer will likely learn about once their bond with the others deepen in some way.

Let’s all be honest; half of us who are romancing Cally are practically waiting at the edge of our seats to see what kind of reaction the God of War will have when he learns about the Bearer’s interest toward one of his children (and his current favorite, no less). :laughing:

Everything aside…

@Rohie had stated that she used the Seven Sins as inspiration for the Saint and others.

…Does that make the Bearer…the Temptation? :flushed:


#11846

So I have a question. What do you guys think happened to all the Emperors the Romans deified?

Trajan, Augustus, Marcus Aurelius, Hadrian and others? I think it’ll be cool if we can meet them hanging about Olympus.


#11847

I’d like to meet them too!


#11848

They are working as the “help” for the Olympians. :wink:


#11849

By that point, Zeus would probably toss Hermes at them to break the bad news.


#11850

CALLY BIT! :scream:

ON TUMBLR! :smiley:

YES. :grin:

(I’ll do a more articulate response later; just let me have my moment of excitement). :sweat_smile:


#11851

OK, onto the slightly more articulate response. :laughing:

It was nice to get a little taste of some of Calypso’s thought process. It seems like the scene itself was a moment in Calypso’s shoes when she first meets the Bearer to escort them around…or it could be a moment when she first meets Aeson (she did describe the person before her as ‘perfect’. But I get the feeling if it was Aeson, the description would’ve been less vague about the person’s features). Or it could be none of this, and we’re getting a look into Calypso’s time when she officially joined the Institute and is greeted by one of the Twelve. It’s honestly a little hard to completely say what’s going on, only that Calypso is at the gates meeting a person who is described as a ‘whispered myth’ and ‘perfect’ (though it really does gives the impression that it may be her meeting the Bearer for the first time; i don’t think she’d be grinning or speaking so informally with one of the Gods).

It’s a little funny; just from that little short, it’s easy to get the feel of how intense Calypso is as a person. And while that intensity is part of what makes Calypso feel so fierce and intimidating half the time, it’s also the thing that draws me to her character as well. Kind of like being lured in by how a fire is burning something even when you know that getting too close will very likely burn you in some way as well. And I get the feeling that that’s exactly what’s going to happen to a Bearer who takes a liking to her; they’re going to be drawn in by her in some way or another, and get burned in the process.


#11852

@Rohie

Will the MC still get a gift from their parent for the trials?


#11853

Rohie got an ask on thechildrenofthegods tumblr that someone asked me to write, so I did :~) A link to the post on my tumblr.
I didn’t reference the Bearer @ all in this, so it’s general. I cheated and used rings instead because I know some people think pendants are gendered or whatever, and I didn’t want to imply anything abt the Bearer. Aeson’s cute and wildly corny.

Aeson and the Bearer

You turn to assess the shafts of light entering through the glass. Hazy sun, cool breeze. The sun is sinking. The wheel of the landscape turns underneath the last of its golden light. Signs of departure are everywhere. Beneath you, people gather around the ruined spire of a building to watch the sky fold into itself.

There is open wreckage to both sides, and overhead, plumes of smoke obscure the new moon from view, a lone tree curling into the sky, branches extended like fingers.

The problem with pain, is that it hurts. You’re tired of having to feel it. Whatever leaves you, never returns the same except for pain. Pain is placid in its reliability, as much a part of you as anything else.

You hear Aeson before you see him, coming up behind you in the glass, the face you know from every angle, so well, that in a way, you’ve stopped seeing it. You turn it, reflexively, over in your heart. You’ve seen before the lines in the forehead, the faint scar traversing the eyebrow, the tension that sours the mouth. There’s a dark smear on his cheek, and you reach without thinking to wipe it clean. He leans unhesitatingly into the touch, and you smile despite yourself.

You drop cross legged onto the floor, and he settles beside you, knees touching. You don’t wonder what he’s thinking, because you’re thinking it too.

“I have something for you.” He says, after a long minute. He doesn’t turn to face you. Your fingers, brushing on his thigh, feel very warm and soft.

“Yeah?” “A Nyquil, I hope.”

He squeezes your hand in response, but there’s no answering laugh. “Hold out your hand.”

You raise an eyebrow, but do as you’re told, and he drops something cold into your palm that glitters as it catches the light.

Afterwards, darkness will be what is left of a pair of lips, nearly blistered with kissing, or a hand laced in a hand; but right now, you hold the ring up to the glass, silhouetted against the world outside, and let the silence sit between you like a third person.

“The moon,” you say, finally, amused, “and you’ve got the sun?”

“Don’t laugh.” He says. “I saw it and thought of you.”

You hold your joined hands in front of your face, and note with some laughter, that he is wearing one. “A signet ring,” you repeat, “with a crest. You want us to wear twin crests.”

“You said you wouldn’t laugh.” He says, and narrows his eyes at you.

“I didn’t say that.” You say, bringing his fingers to your mouth. “I’ve never said that.” “But, anyway. Why do you get the sun?”

He turns to you, looking mildly surprised. “Do you want it? I just thought you’d like the moon.”

“You should have gotten two suns. That would’ve been fair.”

“Really?” He says, brows drawing together in alarm. “Do you really want ‐”

“I’m playing.” You say, and laugh, again, when he cuts you a glare. “This is sweet.”

When you kiss him, he smiles against your mouth.


#11854

What a good post this is (someone also asked me to write for cotg/vonlunteered but I forgot which one this was)


#11855

@gia this is adorable. thank you for your effort :two_hearts:


#11856

U KNOW I OVE U BBY :heavy_heart_exclamation:


#11858

This was very cute! This is actually right up my alley. (Now everyone knows which SO I like the most if I haven’t announced it already lol)

Since I’m playing as a girl and I’m East Asian I appreciate the imagery with Aeson as the sun and the Bearer as the moon. They’re soul mates and I thought of yin and yang. Yin represents the moon and the female aspect. Yang represents the sun and the male aspect. (There’s more of course but you could look it up.)


#11859

breathes deeply clutching my heart
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#11860

Ya’ll. The Santi asks thar Rohie did :((


#11861

After w̶a̶s̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶t̶i̶m̶e̶ ̶I̶ ̶s̶h̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶s̶t̶u̶d̶y̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶M̶a̶t̶h̶,̶ ̶I̶’̶m̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶g̶o̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶f̶a̶i̶l̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶s̶h̶i̶t̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶e̶n̶d̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶m̶e̶s̶t̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶p̶l̶i̶z̶ ̶k̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶n̶o̶w̶,̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶p̶a̶y̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶i̶t̶ reading the whole tumblr page…I never thought I would say this when his character was first mentioned/presented, but Santiago is pretty much me. Even the random little details. (ಠ_ಠ)