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  • 191) It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Then again, a lot of things do when the Handsome Monkey King is on his fourth barrel of sake. The Japanese were being so hospitable, and he really wanted to show people he wasn't as selfish as he used to be! So why not give them a new hero? One that, conveniently, already has a cult following to drum up some worship. Well, turns out bringing Hatsune Miku to life as a Scion may have come across wrong, since now she's his‚Äč Scion and the Shen are being accused of muscling in on Kami territory. Because nobody really expects Sun Wukong to clean up his own mess (or particularly wants him to try) you've been sent to try and deal with this before a war breaks out.

    192) Hermes, Dionysus and Hephaestus all walk into a bar. It sounds like the setup to a bad joke, but after an event involving enough alcohol to poison a small country, "Demons" by Imagine Dragons playing on the radio and the destruction and immediate divine reconstruction of a bridge in Dublin, it instead resulted in a new Scion made of pure, enchanted gold, infused with power from each god and proclaimed the new Saint, Divine Herald and Immortal Representationer of the Theoi. Apparently some gods get their words muddled when sufficiently drunk. As always happens when any pantheon does anything the others are already racing to respond, and you've been chosen to defend the new Golden Boy from threats and challenges. Lucky you!


    • 193) It's official, the moon landing was fake. The technology used at the time was too experimental and to be honest, mankind didn't really know what they were doing. But now, decades later, the government is secretly trying to plan a secondary attempt, one that will put a man on the moon for real! Unfortunately, the various moon deities are opposed to the idea of mortals showing up unannounced and planting a flag on their front lawn. They've contacted you to sabotage the space program and ensure that mortals remember to stick to their own planetoid.

      194) When hearing the word 'demon,' most westerners instantly think of the most evil creatures in existence. Well it turns out that quite a large number of demons in the east are perfectly capable of civilized behavior, and they've decided that they would like to debunk the negative stereotypes held against them. They've started to migrate over seas, bringing along their best and their brightest to show that not all demons are monsters. Unfortunately, most people (who are aware of their presence) instantly leaped to conclusions and believe they are now under some sort of demonic invasion. Regardless of your beliefs on the subject, you've been contacted to act as mediator and sort this mess out before things turn into a cultural bloodbath!


      • 195) "I don't care what the skalds wrote, we did NOT have sex! We were wrestling. There's a difference!" Two rivals Scions with a long history of heated arguments and conflict between them have found themselves in a strange predicament. During their last confrontation, in which they found themselves locked in hand to hand combat while attempting to strangle the life out of each other, one of them somehow got the other one pregnant and now they're fated to give birth to a Giant who will grow up to be an absurdly powerful warrior because he was literally conceived in battle. Nobody knows how this happened, but the two Scions involved are pointing fingers at the skalds and priests who misconstrued their battle as a metaphor for some hard core sex. Neither one of them is ready to be a parent, especially not for each other's child. But the Norns have warned that terminating it will piss off Fate, so they've turned to you for assistance.

        ( props to anybody who wants to take a crack at what the skald's poem might be. )
        Last edited by Nyrufa; 02-18-2017, 08:43 PM.


        • 196) It was a childish wish, made out of ignorance. Not long ago you (or perhaps a member of the band) performed a service for the Kami and they offered to grant their servant one wish as a reward. Without properly thinking of the consequences, they wished to become "stronger than the strong," believing they would simply receive a divine boost in strength. Unfortunately, that exact phrase has a very specific meaning among the Kami, and now their servant has been transformed into an Oni! They got what they wanted, their strength now far surpasses any mortal man or woman's, but now they're in the body of a Japanese demon, and their human personality is dwindling in favor of one befitting the Titan Spawn. Unless you find a way to reverse the wish, they will eventually lose their original self and become a true demon. Unfortunately, the Kami responsible for granting the wish decided to leave immediately afterward, and you don't know how to contact them!


          • 197) Wonderful. One of your rivals took a civilian close to you hostage. The demand is... rust from the signature weapon of another scion? What the actual... ?!
            Turns out, said scion wounded the rival, and that rust is the only way to heal the terrible festering wound. Also, the "medicine" must be procured before the sun sets, or else. The rival is not a bad person, but they are desperate and in pain. Good luck.

            198) For one reason or another, you are temporarily tasked with looking after the moognificent wish-granting cow Kamadhenu.
            How many attempts to steal her, take her by force, or just plain demand her as a gift can you fend off? Because there will be many.
            In other news, do resist the urge to exploit the poor beast yourself. She needs some rest, you know. Vasishtha will know if something wrong happens.


            • 199) Well, son of a bitch; it seems that a bunch of mortals thought they could artificially turn themselves into Scions, via the Bloodborne method of infusing mortals with the blood of the old gods. Unfortunately in this case, 'old gods' refers to the Greater Titans! Somehow, they managed to get their hands on genetic materials from these primordial beings and have been conducting blasphemous, inhumane experiments with them. They believe that their work will grant mortals power akin to those of the gods, and elevate their status in the World. Instead, the only thing their work has managed to do is mutate their test subjects into monstrous Titan Spawn, destroying their human personalities in the process as they rapidly succumb to corruption. Most people would call it quits after the first batch of failures, but these mortals are so obsessed with their mission that they have degenerated into radical fanaticism, no longer having the capacity to discern success from failure!

              200) You've always wanted to vacation somewhere exotic, but never quite had the time or the money to do so. It always remained a coveted dream in the back of your mind, though, and when your father, Loki appeared before you with enough first class plane tickets for you and your entire band to go sight seeing, you were overjoyed. Unfortunately, Loki failed to mention that the vacation spot was not located on earth. Hell, it's not even in this plane of reality; it's located in one of 7 of the 9 realms (Hellheim, Midgard, and Asgard being off limits). To make matters worse, your tickets were for one way trips, which means you're stuck in this new world unless you can scrounge up the money for a ride back home. And oh, what a shame, but Midgard currency doesn't work here!


              • 201) The revitalization of Scions to the World has caused a turning point in the war, and now the Titans find themselves in need of reinforcements if they are to gain the upper hand again. They've decided the best way to obtain them is to start breeding. But no ordinary machination of the Titans will provide suitable offspring for what the Titans require. They don't need rank and file Titanspawn, they need monsters powerful enough to shake the very heavens where the Gods hold court. What they need is Typhon, the father of all monsters, and his mate, Echidna. But they've been imprisoned since the end of the first war, or were presumed dead thanks to divine propaganda.

                But the Titans believe they may have located the 'grave' sites where these unfathomable monsters have remained trapped for eons. And after thousands of years being sealed off from each other, Typhon and Echidna are undoubtedly pent up and eager to get back to business. Somebody needs to mobilize the defenses and prevent the Titans from unleashing a second Age of Monsters upon the unsuspecting World!


                • 202) It was a popular tradition in ancient Egypt for the next generation of pharaohs to erase the names of their predecessors from public records and edit their names in their place. In doing so, future generations were credited with the deeds of the past. Now, one of their Scions has resurrected this ancient practice, stealing the Legend of fallen Scions of Egypt and absorbing it for their own. Their goal is to catapult themselves to godhood by taking credit for the deeds of others, and there is evidence to suggest it might actually work. Unfortunately, their actions have begun to spark tensions of civil unrest and infighting among the Pesedjet's children who think they can steal credit for other people's work. This ambitious Scion must be stopped and in a public fashion so as to send a message to the rest that a civil war during a time of invasion will not be tolerated.

                  Thankfully, this is a recent occurrence and they haven't yet gathered the momentum to be a major threat. But who knows how much longer that will last?