Tuesday, June 7, 2005
God of War
Gathering of the Gods
Zues: I have gathered you here on this holiest of grounds to discuss the fate of a mortal whose actions I sense could have grave implications to all of us here on Mount Olympus.
Athena: My lord, my father, it is Kratos of whom you speak. I have been his patron goddess these last 10 years as he has fought to stave off madness and earn our forgiveness.
Ares: The man is a fool. He turned his back on a gift so-
Zues: Enough, Ares. I know what he has done. And, might I add, I know why he did it. You should be ashamed.
Athena: Ares' actions were brutal, as always, My lord. My oracles warn me that even now Ares is marshalling his forces to attack and destroy my fair city.
Ares: Athens, so called city of art, city of culture. It is nothing mor than a festering pit filled with flabby aristocrats. Athens is a blight on mother Gaia herself! I will destroy your city, my dear sister.
Athena: Not if I stop you, my brother.
Zues: Enough, both of you. Your childish quibbles are your own, but I do not want this war encroaching on the steps of Mount Olympus. We have other worries. Kratos may very well alter the cours of all our destinies.
Athena: He is quite insane, my lord. But he is strong.