Under Feet of Clay
Lawful Good Hero
Other Names: Layrinth-Walker, Pride of Periandropolis, Crownbreaker
Domains: Good, Law, Nobility, Trickery, Water
Subdomains: Friendship, Judgment, Leadership, Rivers, Thievery
Favored Weapon: Longsword
When the king of the lost island of Erebus terrorized Calopius to tributes to his Labyrinth designed by Taitalan, it was considered a hopeless situation by many. But the noble youth Thenius refused to allow the sacrifices to continue for the wicked king’s amusement. He sought out the gnome Taitalan on his deathbed, and learned the secrets of the labyrinth’s traps, but there was not time to put together a full map. So Thenius dressed as a sacrifice, waiting to be cast into the maze to face what horrors lay below. He hid his sword among his rags, a magic blade that gave off a faint golden glow. Drenched in this aura, the princess of Erebus Araxnia saw him and fell in love. She visited him in his cell, where she gave him a spider from the looms tended by the king’s slaves. The magical creature would never run out of thread, and using the line Thenius could navigate the maze forever. Promising to return to rescue her from her father’s wicked ways, Thenius entered the maze with sword and spider, and there fought to save the other youths of Periandropolis from their doom. He slew dozens, perhaps hundreds of foul beasts, none more terrible than the Erebus Minotaur, a fiendish creature of rage with the head and legs of a bull. Ultimately, Thenius found the shrine to Gaia hidden in the maze, and with his blade blessed by Xiphios himself, he sundered the idol and broke the curse over the island. The land shook, and Thenius made haste with his countrymen to the boats, forgetting his oath to Araxnia and sailing back to Periandropolis a hero. Upon his return, Erebus disappeared forever, perhaps claimed by the wrath of Thalattos for their worship and copulation with monsters.