Under Feet of Clay
Other Names: Cursed King, Blinded Lord, He Who Solved the Riddle
Domains: Community, Destruction, Knowledge, Luck, Trickery
Subdomains: Catastrophy, Curse, Deception, Family, Thought
Favored Weapon: Gauntlet
From peasant to king to cursed wanderer, Thebarchos lived a life that is preserved as a trilogy of tragedies known as the Trilogy of the Thebarch. According to the plays, there was once a city founded named Thebes near the Dark Forest of Chaos that came under the influence of a beast called a Sphinx, with the body of a lion, wings of an eagle, and face of a woman. She put the city under her rule until a hero could solve her riddle, and the peasant farmer Thebarchos cracked it, earning the hand of the queen. Unbeknownst to him and his new wife, he was in fact her son, and the union bore four children. In fear of a prophecy, the queen had given her infant son to a servant to kill lest this very event take place, but taking mercy on the child, the servant merely sent him away to live on a farm far from the city. When the truth was revealed as a plague struck the town, Thebarchos blinding himself for what he had seen, and fled the town he had doomed, even as the beasts of the forest claimed the walls and leveled the city. So was the city of Thebes lost, and the great king brought low before Calopius. However, he was pitied for his blunder, and became a penitent beggar until the end of his days, when he humbly joined the heroes as a lesson of humility and the role of fate.