A Scion Story: The Doom of Michael Celevos
Attributes: Strength 6, Dexterity 7, Stamina 5; Charisma 6, Manipulation 6, Appearance 5; Perception 6, Intelligence
6, Wits 5
Virtues: Ambition 5, Malice 4, Rapacity 5, Zealotry 3
Abilities: Academics 4, Animal Ken 5, Art (Flesh-sculpting) 6, Athletics 5, Awareness 4, Brawl 5, Command 3,
Control (Motorcycle) 3, Craft (Life) 7, Empathy 4, Fortitude 5, Integrity 3, Investigation 3, Larceny 3, Marksmanship
4, Medicine 6, Melee 5, Occult 6, Politics 3, Presence 4, Science (Anatomy) 4, Stealth 3, Survival 4, Thrown 4
Boons: Arete (Art) 5, Arete (Athletics) 2, Arete (Craft) 5, Arete
(Medicine) 5, Arete (Fortitude) 7, Arete (Occult) 4, Arete (Presence)
4, Crawling Chaos, Eye of the Storm, Hornet’s Nest, Instant Riot,
Paralyzing Confusion, Recurring Distraction, Sabot
Create Monstrosity: Through an extended process, Ixion can infuse
human beings or animals with the traits of other animals, elements
or machines to create new life forms. This power is unique to
Ixion among demigods, a gift from the Titans themselves. The
power functions mainly as a plot device to justify the creation of
new and modernized titanspawn life forms.
Epic Attributes: All Epic Attributes at the fi ve-dot level. All Knacks
available in Scion: Hero.
Join Battle: 9
Clinch: Accuracy 12, Damage 7L, Parry DV —, Speed 6, P
Combat Knife: Accuracy 16, Damage 11L, Parry DV 19, Speed 3
Unarmed, Heavy: Accuracy 11, Damage 10B, Parry DV 16, Speed 5
Unarmed, Light: Accuracy 13, Damage 7B, Parry DV 18, Speed 4
Glock: Accuracy 13, Damage 4L, Range 20, Speed 4, P
Soak: 5A/20L/22B (Enchanted biker leathers and trench coat
made from the skin of dead Scions, +6L/6B)
Health Levels: -0×17/Incap
Dodge DV: 21 Willpower: 10
Legend: 8 Legend Points: 64
Other Notes: Ixion’s combat knife is a KA-BAR Marine knife with
the following enhanced traits: Accuracy +4, Damage +4L, Defense
+3, Speed 3. His Glock has an additional +1 Accuracy and never
needs reloading but is otherwise a normal fi rearm.
As powerful as Scions can become, there are few whose names can cause the Gods themselves to shudder. One such name is that of Ixion. Ixion the Corrupted. Ixion the Fleshcrafter. Ixion of the Flaming Wheel. A Scion of Ares and one of the first of all Scions, Ixion rose to the rank of demigod before his incipient madness led him to ally with the Titans against the Dodekatheon. He did so in exchange for promises that he would be allowed to rule over the Gods of ancient Greece in Zeus’s place and have the Goddess Hera as his concubine. The Titans secretly augmented his Legend, raising him to near godhood, and they quietly schooled him in forbidden magical practices. With their tutelage, he gained the power to redefi ne the properties of life itself by combining disparate creatures into a single new life form. Through Ixion’s dark experiments, the Titans learned how to fashion entire minion races, and where they once fielded only crude chimerae against the Gods, Ixion showed them how to forge entire species as self-replicating weapons.
And all the while, Ixion continued to serve as a Scion in good standing, attending feasts on Mt. Olympus at his father’s side and even “advising” the Gods on strategies against the Titans, even as he reported all of the Gods’ plans to his true masters. Finally, one of Ixion’s rivals, young Hermes, saw through the corrupted Scion’s deceptions and persuaded Zeus that Ixion might be a traitor. While dubious, Zeus agreed to put Ixion to the test, and he forged a cloud into the likeness of his wife Hera. Dubbed “Nephele,” this simulacrum was sent forth to seduce Ixion and
determine where his loyalties lay (see “Nephele,” p. 252). Nephele successfully exposed Ixion’s treachery, and in a rage, Zeus struck him down with a lightning bolt. Ixion survived, barely, thanks to his Epic Stamina, and after the war, the Gods condemned him to Tartarus along with the Titans he once served.
Now, Ixion is free, and he is ready to pick up where he left off. Already, he has forged several new races of minions for the Titans, including the Horsemen (see Scion: Hero, pp. 310–312) and his “reimagining” of the monster Scylla (see pp. 266-267). Ixion rarely seeks direct combat with Scions—despite his own great power, he is too much a coward for that. He functions more as an evil mastermind behind the scenes.