Oct 23, 2015 12:36:32 GMT -5
Post by Varos Talantos on Oct 23, 2015 12:36:32 GMT -5
Goddess of Sound
Echo Euryale is the well-known ancestor of the Euryale gorgons. Euryale and her sisters Medusa and Stheno were once followers of Erlang Shen. They resided in his Library, and were the gatherers of information. They would go out into the various worlds to seek new knowledge to place in his library. Echo would sing tales and stories to pass along knowledge. However, the three sisters became curious and greedy, and used the knowledge they found to amass large amounts of magical power. Erlang cursed them, turning them into snake-woman, as a clear symbol of their trickery. Still, they retained their power, so much so that they became immortal Goddesses. Echo Euryale moved on to become the Goddess of Sound.
Hero/Heroine of Echo Euryale
Those who please Echo Euryale significantly might become a Hero/Heroine of Echo Euryale; that is, they will be granted blessings that vary by tier. Each tier of this nature is progressively more beneficial than the last, and past blessings are retained. Those who attain the fifth tier as a Hero/Heroine of Echo Euryale are very powerful indeed, fighting for the glory of their Goddess with abilities that approach Godliness in and of themselves.
Angelic - The first tier of official favor has been gained from Echo Euryale. They will have a tattoo of a harp. Suited to their name, they have an angelic singing voice, so lovely that it can easily move even the hardest of hearts to tears.
Musical - The second tier of official favor has been gained from Echo Euryale. Those whom have reached the tier of ‘Musical’ have the power of the previous tier. The Musical have been marked with a tattoo of a G Clef. A Musical has instant mastery over any instrument, able to play it with perfect skills.
Batlike - The third tier of official favor has been gained from Echo Euryale. They have been marked with a tattoo of three purple circles within each other. The Batlike have been granted with perfect hearing. They may hear up to 50 m. away. They may also use echolocation.
Heard - The fourth tier of official favor has been gained from Echo Euryale. They have the benefits of the prior tiers. The Heard may choose who hears their words. They could speak, and only have those in mind hear what they say. This ability works no matter how far away the intended listener is, as long as the Heard knows their true face.
Unstoppable - The fifth and final tier of official favor has been gained from Echo Euryale. They have the benefits of the prior tiers. Those whom are not born as Euryales gain the ability ‘Sonic Pitch’. Euryales are granted with the ability to ignore the ability ‘Silence’. The power of ‘Sonic Pitch’ is enhanced, to the point where it can destroy buildings. Those whom have reached the tier of are the beloved of Echo Euryale and killing one could bring on the wrath of Echo Euryale herself. Extreme caution should be taken if you find yourself at odds with an Unstoppable.
Accursed of Echo Euryale
Those who anger Echo Euryale significantly might become Accursed; that is, they will be inflicted with curses that vary by tier. Each tier of the Accursed is progressively more dangerous than the last. Those who attain the fifth tier of the Accursed generally have very short life expectancies.
Tasteless - The first tier of the Accursed has been cast by Echo Euryale. The ‘Tasteless’ will find that they hate all music and singing, and hearing it irritates them considerably.
Voiceless – The second tier of the Accursed has been cast by Echo Euryale. Those whom anger the Goddess are inflicted with the loss of their voice. Never again may they speak.
Echoes - The third tier of the Accursed has been cast by Echo Euryale. The Echoes repeat everything they hear, like an echo. This is the only form of voice they have, still retaining most of the second curse.
Earbleed - The fourth tier of the Accursed has been cast by Echo Euryale. Like the Batlike, their hearing has been increased. However, they have no control over it, and every sound causes extreme pain. They can often be identified by their bleeding ears. Despite this, Euryale ensures they never lose their hearing so that they may always suffer.
Wailing - The fifth and final tier of the Accursed has been cast by Echo Euryale. Those who manage to anger Echo Euryale to such an extent are wanted dead by the Goddess who cursed them and doing so would gain one favor from Echo Euryale. The Wailing will always hear screams in their head, so loud it drowns out almost all other noise. Only shouting may be heard above the wailing, which provokes 'Earbleed' into being even worse. Often, the Wailing will drive people mad.
When the prayer 'Hysteria' is communed by a follower of Echo Euryale, the affected will believe themselves to be deaf and mute.