IC - IN CHARACTER - KNOWLEDGE
God of the Giants and the Ocean.
trident spear, heavy battleaxe
gray and blue
Clouds and Moeth
In the world little is known of the Lord of the Ocean
today. Active worship is no longer practiced, and
many believe that the god has vanished for good,
yet the giants still maintain a shrine for Cragtooth
Mistbrow, and the tritons keep a holy temple of
Triton open in his memory.
OOC - OUT OF CHARACTER - KNOWLEDGE
Created by AO at the beginning of time, Triton was given
the task to fill the ocean with life. Then, inspired by his
brothers he also wanted to create a race of his own. As
with many things in the ocean, the race under the sea was
taller and larger than the other races, since the water
put little physical limits on their size.
Some of the giants choose to stay in the water, but
some also strove to leave the ocean and explore the lands
of the other gods, yet their prayers were always sent to
him, even now, that he is known only under the name
of Cragtooth Mistbrow to those who dwell on the land.
At the same time some humans came to visit the Oceans.
It was then still possible to breathe under water,
and it happened that those humans fell in love with the
beauty of what Triton had created. They settled on the
ground of the ocean, building a huge city in his honour,
and they lived in peace with the sea giants.
The empire thrived, and Triton was glad, and the humans
who had settled in the city of Moeth slowly started to
change. Their hair became hued in the colours of the ocean,
their skin paled to shades of blue and they grew flaps of
skin between their toes and fingers. Furtheron they called
themselves the children of Triton, the triton race.
The beauty and pearls of the Empire of Moeth soon became
known throughout the world, and more and more visitors
streamed into the city, seeking to fill their pockets with
wealth. And so it happened that one day a visitor came to
the Temple of Triton, and when he saw the box of donations
his eyes bulged, for the tritons were generous in their
offerings to their god, and the box was filled with
jewels and pearls.
The man put his hands into the box, grabbing as much as
he could, but the priestess put a warning hand on his
shoulder. Greed had taken all sense from him, and the man
whipped around, dropping the jewels, and drawing a sharp
blade in the same instance.
The priestess eyes grew wide, but she did not step away,
for fear was a new experience to her. And so she died
a most violent death, right before the altar of her beloved
Triton, who had watched his faithful child die with
his name on her lips, grew very sad and furious at the
same time. He seized the thief with his trident in a swirl
of water and increased the mass of the water in his fury.
The landborn man could not bear the additional pressure to
his lungs and he suffocated within minutes.
But Triton's anger and sadness were not lessened a bit,
so he changed all the waters of the ocean to repell the
land dwelling species. Only the sea giants, the tritons
and the animals of the ocean were unharmed.
Then he left to be alone in his sorrow, and he has not
answered any mortal prayer ever since.
While the tritons remained, and the sea giants guarded
the city, outsiders were no longer welcome, and the
empire soon crumbled, showing only glimpses of the
wonders it had once encompassed.
Thus Triton is called the 'Lost God', and while there
are still shrines in the world, it is no longer possible
to worship him, since he will not toil again with the
affairs of the world. Almost forgotten today Triton
has slowly faded from the world, turning from a Major
God into a Minor God. It is not certain if he will ever
fade completely from the world however, as long as his
children, the giants and tritons remain and keep up the
memory of Triton or his other name, Cragtooth Mistbrow.
Among the Pantheon
Triton is regarded as neutral.