He lay on the floor, battered and bruised, struggling for breath after the last punch he endured. After several minutes of complete silence, his captor burst forth in a fit of howling laughter.
“What a sight! How pitiful our Great King is on his knees… Oh, how I have missed seeing you like this…” Nathaniel stepped forward, stomping on Adrian’s hands and grinding the heel of his boot into them. “I have longed for you for many months, but ever since your sister was escorted to a fitting location, you have denied me. How dare you.”
There was a knock on the door. Nathaniel’s smile faded and he feigned a look of torment and pain, as he said, “Come in”. His servant came in and bowed before him, before whispering something in his ear. Adrian could see in Nathaniel’s eyes that he was holding back laughter.
As the servant left, he broke into an evil grin. “It would seem that one of my servants has taken his own life. How hilarious. I shall make a spectacle out of it at his funeral. After all, the kingdom started to believe that he and I were secretly having an affair while your majesty is… ill.” He chuckled again.
“I will make your sister fall to her knees like I have made you. I want to see her broken and begging.”
Adrian slowly looked up at Nathaniel, and when their eyes met, he was temporarily startled. The deep red color had returned to the Death God’s eyes, and the fire was behind them again. “You won’t defeat her.”
Nathaniel’s smile returned as he picked up a small leather bound book and slid it into his inside pocket. “I just did.”
Oracle stood before the open window in the palace, solemnly and quietly saying his goodbyes to Platt. He looked to the temple and said his prayers to Luna that Nathaniel would not succeed.
Turning to the scroll lain across his room’s table, he readied his pen and began to write. He wrote of the impending doom of the kingdom that he had come to love. He wrote of all of Nathaniel’s secrets.
When he finished, he made a map of Aigon, and marked on the map all of the places that he his essential relics. He knew that Nathaniel’s power wavered in the presence of such relics.
He then marked all of the places that he hid the artifacts that could be used as a weapon against Nathaniel and his army. Once the map was drafted, he rolled it and the scroll together, and sent a pigeon to deliver it to a human that lived in Aigon.
This human would later find Anika and deliver the information to her so that she could find the artifacts before Nathaniel could.
Oracle walked back to the edge of the window and looked over the ledge to see how far it was down. After a deep breath, he resigned to his fate.
Direct Plattian Line
||Goddess of creation and creativity; married to Sol; mother of the twins Anika and Adrian.
||God of war and of kings; husband of Luna; father of twins Anika and Adrian
||God of hunting and animals; married to Liola; father of Kitty/Kitten
||Goddess of health and fertility; married to Otirik; mother of twins Estrella and Auditore
||God of destruction and decay; love interest is Nathaniel
||Goddess of maturity and age
||God of flight and freedom; love interest is Angel Prince, Neko
Indirect Plattian Line (demigods)
||A beautiful Neko woman; sorceress; mother of Kitty/Kitten; married to Anglios
||Neko demigoddess and sorceress; mother of Emily; married to Slenderman
||Neko demigoddess; warrior and slender; mother of Sapphire; dating Josh
||Neko demigoddess; ultimate weapon;
Mother of Burrito; unmarried (father unknown)
||Neko demigod; warrior and sorcerer; father of Caprella and “mother” of Bobo; engaged to Taco
||Neko demigoddess and dragon warrior
||Alter-dimensional child of Burrito and Taco
||Neko psychic; history fanatic; widowed; father of Dylia
||Neko sorceress; last living Plattian; love interest Yhorm; deceased before reproducing
Unrelated (not a relative of the generation they are from)
||Sorcerer and fate
||Evil human, specialties are lying manipulation; love interest of Adrian
||Half angel, half demon, with slight regenerative properties; married to Anika
||The angel queen, mother of Neko
||Angel prince and key weapon in most fights
||Neko’s evil brother, one whose power nearly parallels Nathaniel’s
||Come on, everyone already knows what he can do, married to Kitty
||Bionic human, married to Emily
||Mute angel boy, father of Emily’s child Sapphire
|Jasper, Michael, Gabriel, Lucifer, Alexander, and Jacob
||Orion’s six brothers, all equally interesting, but not as important
||Last remaining fairy prince and at one point, a lover of Neko’s
|Taco, Tac Nayn and Nyan Cat
||Indescribable, mysterious brothers, living separately but together, recycled through life over and over again. Taco is engaged to Burrito.
||Burrito’s half brother, best friend, and worst enemy. Nathaniel’s son. Mated to Della.
||Caprella’s ex-battle dragon and mother of Burtal, Yorum, and Capi.
||Anthropomorphic friend of Bo’s, Neko’s last lover
||A cursed witch who attaches herself relentlessly to unsuspecting customers who are looking to buy pretty masks from her souvenir shop
||A powerful mask enthusiast and hardcore stalker of King
||Technically Plattian, but does not exist in the timeline of the universe that we follow. Female version of Burrito and true mother of Bobo
||Leviathan or sea serpent. He’s friendly though. Mated to Sehla the fish.
|Sehla the fish
||An attractive fish who loves to make people feel good
||From one of the Dark Souls games, takes on a different tone, and has a magical necklace that can make him human
||Dylia in her new body, completely human
||Dylia’s son, an infant in the current timeline
||Yhorm and Dylia’s daughter, who grew up to look just like her father.
Oracle paced the shack that Nathaniel and he had met in the week before, awaiting the arrival of his master. He knew he needed to brace himself for another order he wasn’t quite ready to swallow.
He felt sick to his stomach betraying Anika like that.
He heard the door open and close, and turned to greet his master. Before he could even kneel, Nathaniel hit him hard across the face, sending him crashing into the shelf, one of three pieces of furniture in the place. He slumped and cowered in the corner as Nathaniel stood over him. “Have you sealed her fate?” “Yes master…” he muttered weakly. “Good. But not good enough. But don’t worry. One day you’ll be repayed for what you’ve done to me.”
With that, he stormed out.
Oracle picked himself up off of the floor and watched from the window as Nathaniel ascended an invisible staircase, before he turned and opened a trap door, going down into the cellar. He walked toward a bubbling cauldron, allowing a drop of blood-from a gash that had opened on his face from the impact-to drop in.
“You’ve sealed your own fate, Nathaniel. If I must betray one, I must betray all.”
“I’m sorry to tell you that I have had a terrible vision. You are not safe here. Your brother and his lover plan to kill you. However, if you have a child, they cannot kill you and they will lose all rights to the throne.
“I know that your duty is to your kingdom, Anika, but your duty is also to the Earth. As goddess of fertility and healing, it is your duty to go forth and spread your powers across the Earth. Go and build an army, and save your precious mortals and angels from the death that they will receive. Tell nobody where you are going or why, or chaos will ensue.
“You need to land in a place called the enchanted forest. There, you will meet a young boy named Neko. Do not be fooled, this boy is hundreds of years old. When you meet him, you will meet all of his friends. Seduce one an produce and heir to your throne. If you do so, the succession will no longer link at all to Adrian, and he and his army will fall away.
Oracle finished reading and watched the pacing Nathaniel. “Is this urgent and specific enough?” Nathaniel paused and gazed out over the desolation of the desert that his palace stood in. “It sounds positively terrible.” he said as a smug smile crept onto his face. “And she will definitely fall for it. I’m impressed.” He dismissed Oracle and the god tied the letter to a carrier pigeon and sent him away. With a nod to his master, he set off into the desert.