Well everyone, I apologize for the delay in posting this, I had some technical difficulties. But nonetheless, here it is! Make your choices IN THE GROUP! The list of choices will be at the end of the episode. Enjoy!
About this creation
In the beginning, out of the dark void of Chaos...
...Came the war between the Titans and Gods, which covered the world in fire.
The Gods won, and Zeus, now King of the Gods, cut his father Cronus the Titan king into pieces with his own scythe, and cast them into the dark pits of Tartarus, hopefully never to be seen again.
But now, a thousand years later, Cronus' essence began to reform, rising from the pits of Tartarus.
Cronus, the Titan King, has risen, again.
Today, Demigods from all over Greece have come to Camp Demigod.
Young and old,
And from far and wide,
Gathering in a crowd to hear the words of,
The Oracle of Apollo.
"Welcome young Demigods, you have been called here today, to help us in our war against Cronus. The Fates are calling me. In order to see the Quest clearly, I must look into the Orb of Sight. Euaristos, open the Door."
The Oracle entered the Door, to consult the Fates through the Orb.
The crowd waits anxiously.
The Oracle returned. "The Fates have told me that-" She cut off abruptly.
She heard a whispering coming from the Orb.
Though she did not know it, the soul of Cronus had entered the Orb!
Oracle: "The Fates seem to be calling me again."
She walked over to the Door.
Then out of nowhere, the crowd heard a blood-curtling shriek coming from the Oracle!
The Oracle fell over, dead as a stone. The soul of Cronus had entered the mind of the Oracle, and had torn it apart!
Euaristos charged forward, spear raised.
He shattered the Orb, banishing the soul of Cronus from it!
The Demigods mourned the death of their beloved Oracle.
They had a procession, carried out by a son and daughter of Apollo.
They buried her in a small grave in a field outside the camp and mourned her death.
The Demigods returned. Euaristos: "That was a taste of the fury and power Cronus will unleash, should he challenge us directly."
"In order to survive this war, we must forget all old hostilities, and stand together!"
"Cronus and the Titans will show NO MERCY!"
"We must remember the Gods, and stay strong!"
"We shall stand together and fight! FOR GREECE!"
Crowd: FOR GREECE!
Semperi: "Do you hear that?"
Mnemosyne: "Sound like footsteps!"
The Minotaur crashed through Semperi and Mnemosyne,
Jumped off the tower,
And landed in the middle of the crowd, scattering Demigods everywhere!
Noramus was the first to recover his senses, and fired an arrow at the beast.
But to no avail, as the arrow bounced harmlessly off the Minotaur's thick skin.
It picked up Noramus,
And hurled him at the opposite wall!
He crumpled to the ground, alive, but unconscious.
Aetos attacked the beast with his spear.
The Minotaur grabbed the shaft right out of Aetos' hand,
And hurled it back at him,
Where it smote into his shield!
It charged past Aetos, and ran towards Aeson, the young stable boy, and a son of Hermes.
Kringos son of Poseidon attacked the beast with his trident to distract it from Aeson.
It ignored him, and grabbed Aeson,
Jumped straight over the wall,
And vanished from sight, with Aeson's desperate cry fading into the air: "Why is it always meeeeeee?
Kringos: "We must save that poor child! We cannot idly sit here and allow him to become fresh meat for a Minotaur!"
Thesticles: "I agree, no we can't. However, that was no Minotaur, it was a shapeshifter, or μεταβαλλόμενες αυτές, which means "Changing Ones".
"This one, αλλάσσων, or "Shifter", is one of the oldest and last of their race. He resides in a watery cave, on the shore of Crete."
"That place has an eerie feel, sailor do not venture there, those who do never return."
"On that cliff are the old ruins of some watchtower. The soldiers who occupied it either fled for their lives, or where destroyed by Shifter."
"Those who go to rescue Aeson must be on their guard at all times, for none know the horrors waiting in the darkness..."
Euaristos: "Thank you for that information Thesticles. In order to win this war, we must get the help of other races and people, such as the Amazons, Centaurs, heroes, other Demigods, and kings and rulers. Cronus will show us no mercy. Give him none."
"This is war."
Okay everyone, here are your choices!
(a)-Go to rescue Aeson
(b)-Stay at the camp
(c)-Go to ally with other races:
(c4)-Woodland creatures (Satyrs, Nymphs, ect.)
(d)-Recuit more Demigods
(e)-Ally with Kings and rulers
Those are the choices, make your pick (only one) IN THE GROUP!
The next episode will come out after everyone has made their choices.
EDIT- June 15, 2012:
In the section near the end, where it say's the Greek names for "Changing Ones", and "Shifter", I had copied and pasted them from Google translate, and for a while they where Greek letters, but after about 2 days, they changed into accented vowels, so just ignore them.
A good beginning is always very important for a successful series and I think you did very well on it! The photography is great and the story exciting with amazing athmosphere. Can't wait for more, Caleb!!!