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 In the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​underworld">​Underworld</​apdx>​ there are many famous Greeks to encounter amongst the dead. In the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​underworld">​Underworld</​apdx>​ there are many famous Greeks to encounter amongst the dead.
  
-  ;**<apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​hector_of_troy">​Hector of Troy</​apdx>​** : The <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​trojan_war">​Trojan</​apdx>​ prince and general who led the defense ​of  <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​troy">​Troy</​apdx>​ against the Greeks resides on the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​isles_of_the_blessed">​Isles of the Blessed</​apdx>​. A great man with a good heart and the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​judges_of_the_dead">​Judges of the Dead</​apdx>​ were impressed by the purity of his motivations as he fought to defend his city and people.+  ;**<apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​hector_of_troy">​Hector of Troy</​apdx>​** : The <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​trojan_war">​Trojan</​apdx>​ prince and general who led the defence ​of  <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​troy">​Troy</​apdx>​ against the Greeks resides on the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​isles_of_the_blessed">​Isles of the Blessed</​apdx>​. A great man with a good heart and the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​judges_of_the_dead">​Judges of the Dead</​apdx>​ were impressed by the purity of his motivations as he fought to defend his city and people.
   ;**Iolaus** : Crewmember of the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​argo">​Argo</​apdx>​ and nephew of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​herakles">​Herakles</​apdx>​. During his life, he assisted his uncle in his fight with the Hydra, where he cauterised the severed necks so no more heads could grow. In later life, he became one of Jason'​s crew on the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​argo">​Argo</​apdx>​ and one of the few men to survive the expedition. After dying of old age his soul was admitted onto the Isles of the Blessed.   ;**Iolaus** : Crewmember of the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​argo">​Argo</​apdx>​ and nephew of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​herakles">​Herakles</​apdx>​. During his life, he assisted his uncle in his fight with the Hydra, where he cauterised the severed necks so no more heads could grow. In later life, he became one of Jason'​s crew on the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​argo">​Argo</​apdx>​ and one of the few men to survive the expedition. After dying of old age his soul was admitted onto the Isles of the Blessed.
   ;**<apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​bellerophon">​Bellerophon</​apdx>​** : A hero of the distant past brought low by his <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​hubris">​hubris</​apdx>​. Possessing divine blood as the son of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​poseidon">​Poseidon</​apdx>,​ a young Bellerophon became famous for his courage and notorious for his crimes. Seeking forgiveness for having murdered his brother, Bellerophon sought the aid of wise King Proteus of Tiryns who cleansed him of his sin. The Queen of Tiryns took a fancy to Bellerephon but he rejected her advances and in fury at being rejected, accused him of attempting to ravish her. King Proteus couldn'​t kill Bellerophon as he was a guest and to kill a demigod was to invite divine wrath. The solution was to send Bellerophon on a suicidal mission to kill a chimera. With <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​athena">​Athena'​s</​apdx>​ assistance, Bellerophon killed the chimera by driving a lead tipped spear down its throat. Frustrated by Bellerophon'​s survival, King Proteus sent him on missions of increasing danger but each time Bellerophon succeeded. In the end, Bellerophon became so convinced of his own glory he attempted to fly on <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​pegasus_ethiopian">​Pegasus</​apdx>​ to <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​mount_olympus">​Mount Olympus</​apdx>​ and claim his place. Little angers the gods more than hubris and <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​zeus">​Zeus</​apdx>​ sent a gadfly to unseat Bellerophon from Pegasus, plunging the hero to his death. The Judges of the Dead found Bellerophon to be an unpleasant arrogant fool but was saved from <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​tartarus">​Tartarus</​apdx>​ when <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​persephone">​Persephone</​apdx>​ spoke up on behalf of his heroic acts. Bellerophon now lurks in the darkness of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​erebus">​Erebus</​apdx>,​ plotting his revenge on the gods.   ;**<apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​bellerophon">​Bellerophon</​apdx>​** : A hero of the distant past brought low by his <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​hubris">​hubris</​apdx>​. Possessing divine blood as the son of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​poseidon">​Poseidon</​apdx>,​ a young Bellerophon became famous for his courage and notorious for his crimes. Seeking forgiveness for having murdered his brother, Bellerophon sought the aid of wise King Proteus of Tiryns who cleansed him of his sin. The Queen of Tiryns took a fancy to Bellerephon but he rejected her advances and in fury at being rejected, accused him of attempting to ravish her. King Proteus couldn'​t kill Bellerophon as he was a guest and to kill a demigod was to invite divine wrath. The solution was to send Bellerophon on a suicidal mission to kill a chimera. With <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​athena">​Athena'​s</​apdx>​ assistance, Bellerophon killed the chimera by driving a lead tipped spear down its throat. Frustrated by Bellerophon'​s survival, King Proteus sent him on missions of increasing danger but each time Bellerophon succeeded. In the end, Bellerophon became so convinced of his own glory he attempted to fly on <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​pegasus_ethiopian">​Pegasus</​apdx>​ to <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​mount_olympus">​Mount Olympus</​apdx>​ and claim his place. Little angers the gods more than hubris and <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​zeus">​Zeus</​apdx>​ sent a gadfly to unseat Bellerophon from Pegasus, plunging the hero to his death. The Judges of the Dead found Bellerophon to be an unpleasant arrogant fool but was saved from <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​tartarus">​Tartarus</​apdx>​ when <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​persephone">​Persephone</​apdx>​ spoke up on behalf of his heroic acts. Bellerophon now lurks in the darkness of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​erebus">​Erebus</​apdx>,​ plotting his revenge on the gods.
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   ; **Arete** : A native of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​olynthus">​Olynthus</​apdx>​ and the daughter of a potter whose beautiful singing voice attracted Persephone'​s attention when Arete began to sing delicate and moving songs at funerals. The Queen of the Dead saw that a distant ancestor of Arete had been a child of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​apollo">​Apollo</​apdx>​ and his gift of music had arisen in the girl. Persephone chose Arete to as a champion sending her to travel the world, bringing comfort to those grieving for lost souls. Arete can be found at battles and disasters where there is large scale loss of life. She sings and works to ensure that the mortals know Persephone is sympathetic to their loss.   ; **Arete** : A native of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​olynthus">​Olynthus</​apdx>​ and the daughter of a potter whose beautiful singing voice attracted Persephone'​s attention when Arete began to sing delicate and moving songs at funerals. The Queen of the Dead saw that a distant ancestor of Arete had been a child of <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​apollo">​Apollo</​apdx>​ and his gift of music had arisen in the girl. Persephone chose Arete to as a champion sending her to travel the world, bringing comfort to those grieving for lost souls. Arete can be found at battles and disasters where there is large scale loss of life. She sings and works to ensure that the mortals know Persephone is sympathetic to their loss.
   ; **Eidothee** : An elderly woman who has served as an itinerant priest for Hestia for so long that her birth place is forgotten. Eidothee works tirelessly to resolve disputes, ministers to believers and is exceptionally good at tending to sacrificial fires. Hestia'​s choice of a champion surprises some people. Yet the wise point out how this frail old woman travels alone through the most dangerous parts of Greece and its cities.   ; **Eidothee** : An elderly woman who has served as an itinerant priest for Hestia for so long that her birth place is forgotten. Eidothee works tirelessly to resolve disputes, ministers to believers and is exceptionally good at tending to sacrificial fires. Hestia'​s choice of a champion surprises some people. Yet the wise point out how this frail old woman travels alone through the most dangerous parts of Greece and its cities.
-  ; **Gelon** : The work of most champions takes them all over Greece and beyond but Gelon has never left the Athenian polis since assuming his role. Athena, his patron goddess, has commanded him to stay and defend the city. Prior to this Gelon became a skilled <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​hoplite">​hoplite</​apdx>​ by constantly volunteering for patrol duty. His experience fighting bandits and protecting villages from monsters has made him a skilled leader of defensive actions. Athena has used his cunning and intelligence in defense ​of her patron city and Gelon has already uncovered several plots by agents of the titans.+  ; **Gelon** : The work of most champions takes them all over Greece and beyond but Gelon has never left the Athenian polis since assuming his role. Athena, his patron goddess, has commanded him to stay and defend the city. Prior to this Gelon became a skilled <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​hoplite">​hoplite</​apdx>​ by constantly volunteering for patrol duty. His experience fighting bandits and protecting villages from monsters has made him a skilled leader of defensive actions. Athena has used his cunning and intelligence in defence ​of her patron city and Gelon has already uncovered several plots by agents of the titans.
   ; **Krokinos** : Nicknamed the chain breaker, Krokinos was once just a simple sailor until his capture by pirates. He was sold into slavery but could not cope with the captivity and prayed nightly to <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​dionysus">​Dionysus</​apdx>​ for freedom. When Dionysus sobered up enough to hear the pleas, he approached Krokinos and made a deal. Krokinos would be grant the power to free himself only if he uses it to free others. The mortal accepted and freed three ship's companies worth of slaves as he made his escape. Krokinos'​ slave freeing activities have made him unpopular across much of Greece and he has become adept at avoiding notice.   ; **Krokinos** : Nicknamed the chain breaker, Krokinos was once just a simple sailor until his capture by pirates. He was sold into slavery but could not cope with the captivity and prayed nightly to <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​dionysus">​Dionysus</​apdx>​ for freedom. When Dionysus sobered up enough to hear the pleas, he approached Krokinos and made a deal. Krokinos would be grant the power to free himself only if he uses it to free others. The mortal accepted and freed three ship's companies worth of slaves as he made his escape. Krokinos'​ slave freeing activities have made him unpopular across much of Greece and he has become adept at avoiding notice.
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