Basic Info:

Player: Antichthon

Tier/Stage/XP: T3/S0/1XP

Demeanor: Friendly, caring, sometimes anxious.

Nature: Turbulent and insecure, with an inferiority complex. (She's found her confidence.) Evil by nature, good by nurture. Always hungry. Struggles in school, but not for lack of effort. Sometimes overwhelmed by her monstrous side.

Description: Egyptian from the waist up, snake from the waist down. 49 feet long, 2300 pounds (claims to be half that). Looks to be in her late teens, with an adult figure. Dark skin, black hair, dark brown eyes. Red body scales, pale green belly scales.


HP: 15

Psyche: 10

Brawn: 6

Agility: 3

Brains: 2


Things your character is good at, things normal people can do.

  • Heavyweight (7 (6 + 1 from Tail Axe of the Terrific Protector (Artifact))) Brawn, Being a metric ton of Echidnean has its advantages. Melee attack and Strength.
  • Intimidation (5 (4 + 1 from Tail Axe of the Terrific Protector (Artifact))) Brawn, Her size is formidable, and you wouldn't like her when she's too hungry.
  • Reflexes (6) Agility, If it isn't too cold out.
  • Willpower (4 (3 + 1 from AR Glasses of the Watchful Guardian(Artifact))) Brains, Thank you, Ellie.

Skill Replacements from Powers

Endurance/Toughness (6) Brawn, ((Echidna's body))
Athletics (6) Agility ((Echidna's body))
Perception (7 ( 6 + 1 from AR Glasses of the Watchful Guardian (Artifact))) Brains, ((Echidna's Senses))
Persuasion (3) Brains, ((Echidna's Lure))

Supernatural Abilities


Athene has all the strengths of a giant mythical snake, though some come more naturally than others.

Echidna's Body - 6 + T3 - Superhuman stamina, armor-hard scales, the ability to swallow objects much larger than her head, and surprisingly adept swimming skills. (Endurance/Toughness skill replacement, Athleticism skill replacement)

Echidna's Senses - 6 + T3 - Athene has a keen sense of smell and is sensitive to infrared and vibrations. (Perception skill replacement)

Echidna's Lure- 3 + T3 - She inherited a powerful magical affinity from her mother, but has just begun learning how to apply it.

She's learned how to plant suggestions in the minds of people and animals. (Persuasion skill replacement)

She's learned how to enrage a single enemy into attacking her in melee combat. (+1 to roll if made within three turns after defeating an enemy due to Tail Axe of the Terrific Protector (Artifact)

She's learned how to detect the presence of minds.

She's learned how to locate the position of minds.


Athene has all the weaknesses of a giant snake as well, among them her size, intolerance of the cold, periodic molting and strong animal instincts. (Severe)

Athene is reliant on her medication to keep her more monstrous side in check. Starved of medication for long enough, she becomes hostile, territorial and power-hungry. (Flavor)


List everything your character carries on their person here. Be reasonable.

  • Cheap cell phone
  • Networkless smart phone (yay, texting!)
  • Fur-lined jacket
  • Jean skirt
  • Belt of the Fashionable Defender (Artifact)
  • Tail Axe of the Terrific Protector (Artifact)
  • AR Glasses of the Watchful Guardian (Artifact)
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Silver necklace with ruby pendant
  • Wallet, with all appropriate identification
  • Quality camera

And everything that they keep in their dorm at SunnyBrook. Anything that's not listed here or in the section above will be difficult for the character to retrieve.

  • A large assortment of cute clothes
  • Cheap notebook computer
  • A library of terrible YA novels
  • Photography supplies
  • Collection of squirming, eldritch photographs
  • A lot of meds. A lot of meds.
  • Oodles of Battletech-based games and merchandise
  • Awesome punk rock outfit complete with fingerless gloves and spiked headscarf. Also comes with a beautiful gold head chain. Thank you, Cin!

Personal History

Athene was hatched to Echidna, the Mother of Monsters, on April 30th, 2004. She spent her early years with her mother in her underground GWU prison on the Greek island of Keros.

Due to her nature, and partially due to her sheltered upbringing, Athene's mental development is not on par with her peers. While communicative and sociable, she has issues with abstract thought and is completely inept at math.

Through hard work, therapy, and the supportive social environment of Sunnybrook, Athene had learned she can do most any mental task her peers can do; it just takes her longer. She is still particularly slow at math.

As Athene progresses, her mind is quicker, her thoughts are crisper. She can no longer be considered "slow" for her age. …Except at math. Still a little behind, there.


Kerensky's Favorite: Athene is virtually unbeatable in any Battletech-derived game.

Master Masseuse: Athene gives great massages.


  • Leah is extremely cool. Smart, talented, kind of a rebel. I'd love to become close friends with her.
    • Apologized to Leah about eating her weed brownies. Turns out she's amazingly forgiving. Hung out, talked, chilled. I think she was high, which might explain things.
    • * I finally talked with Leah without it being weird. It was so, so nice. We talked about siblings and her home town of Diane and sexuality. This was the first time I felt like she really, truly enjoyed being with me. We might have even unofficially adopted each other as sisters. It's been a long time since I've felt happiness this pure.
    • Why won't she love me as much as I love her? Is there something wrong with me? Is she just slow to love? I feel awful, because friendship isn't something you're entitled to. Being best friends, even less. But I just wish she'd text me, or ask me to play a game, or a movie, or anything, without someone prompting her first. Or some sign, that she ever thinks about me when she's alone. Its petty, but it hurts so much, and I can't control what hurts. I love her like a sister.
      • I'm an overreacting emotional idiot. I hope I grow out of it. I'm so thankful Leah tolerates my flaws.
  • Akemi makes me uncomfortable. She's powerful and confident and I like her, but she has a weird magic. It makes me think she's hot, even though I don't like girls (I do like girls. I've come to terms with this). When I'm around her it feels taboo and exciting, but after she's gone I feel ashamed.
    • I had a really emotional talk with Akemi today. She told me about the horrible things that happened in her past, and let it slip that she'd date me if she wasn't already with someone. My instincts shamed me badly, but Akemi was understanding. We came out better friends in the end. But I know now I can never, ever tell Akemi that when I'm not around her, I feel uncomfortable about her. It would destroy her.
    • I practiced my powers with Akemi today and something went wrong. There was a miscommunication, and I hurt Akemi's feelings. She hurt mine, too. I need to be careful with this power. Respect it. It's dangerous.
      • I don't know how to write this. I don't want to write this, but I need to. I came so close to *the next few words are scribbled out*. Mom would be so proud, and that makes me so sick. Akemi says she would stop me if I tried anything, but I'm not so sure. Wouldn't just trying ruin our relationship forever?
    • I'm tired of apologizing to Akemi. I don't feel uncomfortable about her anymore, and she knows the darkest parts of me and still loves me. We're best friends, and from now on, I'm not going to waste time apologizing for the problems she knows I have, and knows I'm working to overcome.
    • We continue to get closer. Things are really stable with her right now. We flirt ,we want each other, but we know our boundaries. She's more than a friend. We will never have each other, and honestly, I like it like that. What we have now…if we were like this for eternity, I'd be happy.
  • Zita is great. She knows what she likes and she doesn't care if society thinks it's normal or not. I wish I didn't care either, but I do. Cuddling her is relaxing and reminds me of my siblings, but I'm afraid of what people would think if they saw us.
    • Zita told me about her past today. What she suffered was horrible. Beyond horrible. I still feel ill thinking about it, and writing about it makes me want to puke. I don't even want to say what i suspect was done to her. Oh gods, she was just a little ki… *the rest of this entry is smudged with vomit*
    • *The handwriting is unusually plain* Zita tried to commit suicide. I couldn't handle the smell. I left her. *The rest of this entry is scribbled out.*
      • I tried to help Zita, but in the end, words can't help her. Maybe medicine can, but not words. It wasn't until I gave up and just sat with her that she started to come around. Maybe the best thing for her isn't to try and help her. Maybe what's best for her is to just be with her, while she learns to help herself.
    • I think Zita is starting to change. Maturing. Learning to help herself, like I wished. I hope she never loses the sense of wonder that is so very Zita, but I will be so, so happy if when we graduate, Zita will have become a strong, confident and independent woman. I know she has it in her, to conquer her demons and be better for it. I mean, i did it. If I can, anyone can.
  • Hyacinth, like me, is having trouble with math. It makes me feel better, knowing I'm not the only one. Maybe I'm not exceptionally stupid, after all.
  • Andrey is a really nice girl (guy). She came up to me when I was super down, and made me feel better. She's in a band, and they're good. I told her (him) I dreamed of playing an instrument when I was little, and she let me use her (his) guitar! Those things aren't cheap. I'm touched she trusted me with something like that.
    • Today i felt weird. It's probably because I didn't get much sleep last night, I kept thinking about that kiss with Kat. Anyway, I sparred with Andrey to vent, and I kind of lost control. I seriously thought about eating her (Still a "him"). I hope they don't need to up my meds.
    • Turns out Andrey's transgender. No one told me and now I feel horrible for calling him the wrong thing all this time.
  • Ledusia is from another world. Literally. She's weird but of course she is, she's more alien than an alien. The important thing is that she's nice, and I could see becoming good friends with her.
  • Reynard seems flirty and confident at first, but he's actually really sensitive and insecure. I feel bad for him, it sounds like he's had a hard time. His powers let him do alchemy, and he might actually pay me for my shed skin. We might even work on a potion that will turn me human (!!!) for a day.
  • I messed up. Yuki was just trying to share her interests, and I went off on her. Just because I have issues with how lamias are treated in games doesn't mean everyone else has to suffer. I acted like Mom for a moment, and it scared the shit out of me. Deep down, I think I really am just as evil as her.
  • I don't know about Brett. He showed me to the sauna, followed me in and was about to take off (what was left) of his clothes. I hope it was just a miscommunication, but I'm scared it was something more. I'll have to ask around, see if he's a creep. He is super hot, though.
    • It was just a miscommunication. He's weird, but I think he's a good guy.
  • Ohmygosh, someone who understands. Suzy knows what it's like to fight dark urges. I think she'll be a great friend.
  • This week has been amazing. I met Kat today. She's a super-ultra-awesome photographer, and even cooler than Leah. I don't just wish we were close friends. I kind of wish we were more.
    • Okay I admit it, I kissed her. I was going to leave that out because it's so embarrassing but its so important and i'm so confused and I SWEAR IF ANYONE IS READING THIS BUT ME I'LL FIND YOU AND RIP OUT YOUR FUCKING THROAT FOR PEEKING IN MY DIARY.
      • Oh gods, I think I liked it. I think I kissed a girl and liked it.
    • I talked with Kat today, and told her I just want to be friends. It was awkward and terrible and not even true. I'd have tried to date her, I would have, but she's already in a relationship. Actually, she's in a lot of them. I was so angry, so jealous, but I kept it inside. I'm proud of that. Those are my problems, not hers. I feel miserable.
    • She's a predator. I don't know how I didn't see it before. No, that's a lie, I know why. It's because she's good at it. I know there's a good person in her somewhere, but that doesn't change what she is. I'll warn everyone I can about her.
      • She's worse than Moby.
      • You know what? No. She won't get to me. I'm stronger than her. I'm stronger than all of them.
      • I haven't given up on you.
  • I don't know what happened. Suddenly my belt went crazy and filled the room with white lasers. It was like a disco from hell. Merlin saved Hope. Saved me. He seems a little clueless, but nice, and after all that I definitely think of him as a friend.
  • Met Maria. She tried to help me. It almost killed me. Today sucked.
  • Met with my new therapist Dr. Nicole Taylor. She's amazing, better than my old therapist. She's already helped me so much. I'd call her a friend, but I don't know if that's appropriate.
  • Yesterday Zita invited some people over for Truth or Dare. I met Lisa and Jon. It was just as I've always dreamt it to be. I was dared to take my fucking jacket off, and I did. It was the most amazing thing I never want to do again. And I think Jon and Lisa got together afterwards because of it.
    • *In a trembling hand* …ohgodsohgodsohgodsohgodsohgodsohgodsohgods… *The rest of the entry is illegible*
      • *Most of this entry is illegible* …not a virgin anymore and that's a good thing right? I mean, at least I don't have to be ashamed or anything and oh what about Lisa I don't know what to do about Lisa OH GODS I DON'T EVEN HAVE HER NUMBER does that make me a slut… *The rest of the entry is illegible*
        • I don't know what I'm doing, and I'm terrified, but it's time for me to grow up. I can handle this. I'll come out the other side a better person for it.
    • I sparred with Lisa a couple days ago. I lost, but it was a much needed release. I think it was for her, too. Afterwards, she helped me learn a few things about music. The strange thing is I never felt all that awkward. A deep part of my Echidnean side sees her as a mate, and it'll take a long time for that to wear off. But my human side is comfortable with being friends, and letting our night together be nothing more and nothing less than a pleasant memory for us both.
    • *In a shaky hand* I'm so sorry, Lisa. I wanted to spare you from this. I wanted to spare everyone. But you know I had to do the right thing.
    • You and I, we can recover from anything, Lisa. I hope in your darkest moments you remember this.
    • I asked her out, and she said yes. I don't know what else to write. This seems to deserve more than words can say. Maybe it'll be the most wonderful thing ever, maybe it'll be the worst decision I ever made, but it's already making me feel every emotion ever, and making me doubt everything. What's me? What's the mask? Is it all a lie? I don't know anymore. I don't know anything.
  • Got high with Leah today and met Ellie (Holy crap writing that felt so awesome). We didn't know the right dose, and I ended up overdoing it. I told them some seriously private things, but I'm not as upset about it as I thought I would be. Yeah I'm embarrassed, and i f they blab about it in school I'm going to die, but honestly? I trust them. I just hope they'll still accept me.
    • Ellie is amazing. I'm crying right now and I can't stop. She agreed to help me learn how to protect my mind, and we met and… I still don't know what happened. I feel so good, so relaxed. All I know is Ellie is amazing. She's amazing.
    • I pushed myself too far with Ellie today. I kept asking her to assault my mind, even after I went blind. I figured nothing out there would give me a break, so Ellie shouldn't, either. But it won't help anyone if Ellie kills me during training. Gods, she'd never forgive herself. I wont go that far again.
    • I talked with Ellie about Lisa during training today, and I think I learned something very important: Just because I want something doesn't mean I shouldn't have it. For most people I guess that's pretty obvious. Not so much for me. I'm going to ask Lisa out.
  • Met Celeste today. Actually, met her before, but, that was in passing. She invited me to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender with her, before we move on to The Legend of Korra. I repeat, she invited me. People might finally be starting to like me!
  • Kimiko is a new student. She's nervous like I was when I first arrived here. I played her in chess, and she totally trounced me. She seems nice, and I hope we can be friends.
  • I met Aiko before, but we didn't talk much. Today I met her while taking to Kimiko (Kat was there too and it was super awkward). I asked her to help me with my party, and she agreed. I wish I'd asked earlier, because I feel guilty springing this on her with only a few days to get ready.
  • Finally spoke with Madeline. She's a sweet, wonderful person, and the best photographer I've met. She actually said my pictures were good. Good! And I think she even meant it. We're going to share pictures from now on, help each other get better. I don't know how I'll help someone as awesome as her, but I'll try. And you know what? I think I'm starting to finally feel like a real person.
    • I've grown so much, but it feels like Mads is stuck where she is, and where she is is a terrible, terrible place. I've talked with people, and I know a lot of others, better than myself, have tried to help her, and failed. I'm going to try what I've learned with Zita: Sometimes the best way to help a friend isn't to try and fix their problems, but to just be there for them. Be an anchor, and they might be able to help themselves.
    • Levi *Incomprehensible scribbling mixed with blood*
  • Fette. I don't have the words for what happened. I don't need them. You don't need a diary to remember what you'll never forget. I said it before with Lisa, and I'll say it again: It's time for me to grow up.
  • Played Battletech with Zita and Eponnie today. I can't read Eponnie at all, though I guess she isn't a robot like I thought. The game was fun, but I felt wrong, somehow. It's been months since I'd played Battletech, and I guess I fell into playing the person I used to be, back on Keros. But I'm not that person now, not anymore, too much has happened. It felt undignified.
  • I saw a pair of strange people yesterday, in armor, with medieval weapons and strange ways of talking, so of course I thought they were larping. One came up to me today, said his name was Veron and that he was a real elf from another world. I mean. Okay? It's Sunnybrook.
  • I went to Cin's room to get my hair cut. Ended up getting the full salon treatment! It's wonderful, and I feel girlier than I've ever felt before. Have to get used to these fake nails, though. They feel weird.
    • Oh my gosh I can't believe I forgot to write in my diary about the salon! It's Cin's, and I'm her employee, and I guess Andrey is joining us, too! This is turning into a real business!
  • A new student arrived today. Her name is Mary, and I think I made a good first impression. I'm no longer the new person, I'm the one who helps the new people. I wonder if someday, I'll go further. Maybe someday I''ll be Ellie.
    • Mary looks up to me. I don't know why, but I won't let her down. She's a great person, and I won't let this school break her. I'll do my best to be the person she thinks I am.
  • Was studying in the courtyard when a boy named Austin came up to me. We started talking, and it's a testament to how far I've come that it wasn't awkward. That and Austin is really smooth. Must be his power. Has to be.
  • I feel terrible. I feel sick. I feel like a bully. I met a girl with wings today. Her name is Annora. She was tiny, frail, starved. Of course I thought she was a student. It turns out she just flew in. Got past the security because of the fog, completely by luck. I had to take her in, she'd be shot trying to fly back out. I had to force her. She thought I was a predator, and my body acted the part. She's a student here, now. I hope someday she forgives me.
  • After this week of fighting with Kat and moving to a new school, the rage was bad. I missed my sparring session with Lisa, which made it even worse. I think I hid it well, though. I don't think Mary knew how many times I wanted to break her nose just to watch her cry and bleed. I don't think Leah realized how much I wanted to squeeze out her guts like toothpaste when she was helping me shed. And then I met Jose. I don't think he saw it in me, but I saw it in him, how hard he was fighting the same thing I was fighting. We went outside and let it out, and it felt…healthy. I definitely consider him a friend after that.
  • I talked with Credo today. I met him a few days ago, actually. He's a lot like me. I mean, a lot lot like me. A monster by nature, but a good person at heart. He can also be a girl. Goes by Zola, then. I'm really curious what it's like to change your gender whenever you want.
  • Today I met one of Sunnybrook's Sanctum's tragic cases, Elise. I don't know her story, but she's dead. I think her mind is broken. She seems to earnestly want to do her best though, and that's what matters. I later met her sister Irene, and I don't think I've ever had to try harder not to rip someone apart limb from limb, seeing the way she treated her sister. It's abusive. I told them about my sister, and I think Irene resented my love for her. I'm going to have to keep a close eye on them.
  • I can't believe I'm writing this but I met a niece of mine today. Gorgon was one of the very few of Mother's false children who was smart, and one of the few who could breed, and maybe the only one who was both. A descendant of hers, Marissa, is a new student. I wish she hadn't come during this nightmare with Kat, but I promise to be there for her. As far as I'm concerned, she's family.
  • Talked with the new student Nora today. Well, she's not that new anymore, but I've been too busy to met all these new people. I still haven't gotten over my instincts regarding her and Lisa, but I'm hoping being with Nora more will help that. I think she has some really watered down version of the same feelings towards Akemi and Suzy, actually. Maybe I can give her a few pointers on self-control.
    • Why do so many fucked up things have to happen here?!
  • Mother is…I want to tear…dream…wash of warm, sticky red… *The rest of this entry is indecipherable*
  • Kill Charlene kill Charlene kill Charlene kill Charlene kill Charlene *This entry continues for ten pages*


[[collapsible show="AR Glasses of the Watchful Guardian" hide="AR Glasses of the Watchful Guardian"]]

Souped up by ultratech and the genius of Aiko, these glasses take augmented reality to the next level. Not only do they enhance Athene's senses to give her +1 to Perception, these cunning lenses know when to display subliminal signals to assist Athene in the constant struggle against her Echidnean nature, giving +1 to Willpower.

Money: $2175

Campus Safety Trainee ($14) x 45
Make 'Em Jelly ($48) x 10
Gardening Auxiliary ($14) x 15
Weekly Stipend ($50) x 4
My Friend the Iapetian + $50
Finding the Pithos + $300
Networkless Smart Phone - $120
Half payment on a PS4 - $150
Leah's wonderful weed brownies - $50
More brownies -$20
Wait? Magic Peaches? + $300
Sporting Life + $500
Life, Death, and Fette + $500
Salon Treatment - $15
Status Nova + $400
Discounted Networkless Smart Phone (because Aiko is nice) - $20
Moving to a new school! + $200
The suite life of Athene and Mary (And Akemi and Suzy) - $1400
Orientation + $300
Athene gets her Christmas shopping done early - $600
Fight Club - $100
Idina Menzel's actual costume from Rent, oh my. - $200
LT's Total Mindfuck + $200
Pixie Panic + $380
Jenny + $200

Career Cash: $3826

XP History

Current XP: 1

Weekly x21
Training Session (February) + 1
My Friend the Iapetian + 2
Moving to perfection (Brawn) - 4
Finding the Pithos 1 + 3
Belt of the Fashionable Defender (Artifact) - 4
Training Session (March) + 1
Wait? Magic Peaches? +2
Toughen Up (+2 HP) - 4
Sporting Life + 2
Learning New Tricks (+2 Heavyweight) - 4
Life, Death, and Fette + 3
Power Boost (+1 Echidna's Body, +1 Echidna's Senses) - 4
Training Session (April) + 1
Status Nova + 2
Moving to perfection (Brawn) - 4
Hel on Earth (GMed) + 1
Bond with Akemi (Create) - 1
Bond with Akemi (Gift) +1
Power Boost (+1 Echidna's Body, +1 Echidna's Senses) - 4
Writing Challenge the Third + 2
Orientation + 2
Tail Axe of the Terrific Protector (Artifact) - 4
Clear Mind (+2 Psyche) - 4
Bond with Akemi (Gift) +1
Traing Session (June) + 1
Toughen Up (+2 HP) - 4
Bond with Akemi (Gift) +1
Moving to perfection (Brains) - 4
Bond with Akemi (Gift) + 1
LT's Total Mindfuck + 1
Writing Challenge, Gumbal1 Edition! + 3
Learning New Tricks (+2 Reflexes)
Pixie Panic + 2
AR Glasses of the Guardian (Artifact) - 4
Clear Mind (+2 Psyche) - 4
Jenny + 3
Toughen Up (+2 HP)

Career XP: 62

Tier: 3

Tier 0 Upgrades:

Moving to Perfection (Brawn) It's okay. I don't need to hold back.
Anomalous Generation (Belt of the Fashionable Defender) I don't even…how the hell did I make this?!
Power training (Echidna's Lure) I'll never have Mother's skill, but I can learn to control my ability.
Skill Tutoring (Willpower) My mind is stronger than I think. Ellie helped me see that.
Toughen Up (+2 HP) I need to be tougher if I want to protect my friends.
Learning New Tricks (+2 Heavyweight) I love fighting. I hate it, too. Sometimes I'll have to.
Power Boost (+1 Echidna's Body, +1 Echidna's Senses) I'm more powerful. It'll be harder to control myself.

Tier 1 Upgrades:

Skill Tutoring (Willpower) I still have a long ways to go, but I can do this.
Moving to Perfection (Brawn) No one will overpower me. Not Mother. Not Charlene. No one.
Power training (Echidna's Lure) This power is starting to scare me.
Power Boost (+1 Echidna's Body +1 Echidna's Senses) I can feel the power coursing through me. I can handle it.
Anomalous Generation (Tail Axe of the Terrific Protector) Hope for peace, prepare for war.
Clear Mind (+2 Psyche) I used to think my mind was weak. How wrong I was.
Toughen Up (+2 HP) Lisa sure can dish it out. It's rare for me to ache like this.

Tier 2 Upgrades:

Skill Tutoring (Willpower) Sometimes the greatest test of willpower is knowing what not to resist.
Moving to Perfection (Brains) So many times I mistook success for failure. I'm smarter than that now.
Learning New Tricks (+2 Reflexes) My blood boils. My muscles tighten. It isn't just the mating season; I'm more.
Anomalous Generation (AR Glasses of the Watchful Guardian) You can't defend against what you can't see.
Clear Mind (+2 Psyche) The chibi thing never happened, alright? It. Never. Happened.
Toughen Up (+2 HP) I care more about my looks than I ever knew.

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