Subject: "You are of the Pantheon."
Posted on: 2020-08-13 14:00:29 UTC

"You are of the Pantheon."

Agamemnon felt soft fur on all sides, enfolding him, absorbing him, but his eyes saw only the woman's, and his ears heard only her words.

"You will be loved. You will be hated. You will be brilliant.

"Within two years, you will be dead."

Somewhere beyond the enshrouding fur, the sun rose. Agamemnon felt it, senses already attuned to magic now swinging like a lodestone to a new north. He longed to run under its heat, to dance on the long grass in its radiant light. He almost knew its name, felt it on the tip of his tongue.

"You are the forefather of millions," the old woman's voice rang in ears that seemed to catch every inkling of meaning. "The Prince with a Thousand Enemies. A thousand young. A thousand warrens. Cursed and blessed, chased and freed."

Agamemnon's vision cleared, and he found himself in a half-crouch, silver-topped cane still in his hand, cravat still neatly tied. He looked down, found the eyes of the very first rabbit gazing back at him; looked up, and found the old woman smiling.

"We meet again, El-ahrairah," she said, inclining her head in respect before opening her arms in welcome. "I've missed you."

I was hoping you'd find an excuse to enter; I knew you'd give me something interesting to work with. :)

I think your intro works nicely with the canon. Typically Ananke just sort of shows up (canonically she appeared in at least two people's gardens), but in the PPC version the Bunnyfest is entirely appropriate. I assume she was just fed up of waiting for him to get there. She's not required to do the "once again we return" line for everyone, though she certainly can; honestly most of her canon greetings consist of cryptic whinging about how difficult they were to find.

The half-crouch I've given El-ahrairah is his starting pose - he's perfectly capable of walking around normally. Or running or jumping, more likely. He has a Cute Animal Companion now. (And I couldn't resist the pocket-watch gag!) The outfit you suggested works really well for him; thanks for that!

I will note that the canonical gods, being teenage megastars, mostly have a bit of a lot of a sex thing going on. I will also note that El-ahrairah is explicitly the god of mating in his canon. And then I'll note the rating of the PPC for you. ^_~

I've no idea how godhood will interact with Strange & Norrell magic, if Agamemnon actually has such; I figure you can play with that yourself.

A note I missed earlier, and thank you for reminding me: the gods usually invoke their miracles by snapping their fingers - klik! It's not universal, but it's a nice touchstone.

If El-ahrairah has questions, I can RP Ananke some answers. If you have questions, go ahead and ask. :)


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