Greek or Trojan: Greek
Occupation: King of Ithaca
Parents: Laertes and Anticlea
Hair: Dark reddish blonde
Distinguishing Marks: none
Personality: Odysseus is a deceptively cheerful
individual. Not the sort that makes you want to strangle
them in the morning, more the sort that doesn't seem to
have the weight of the world on his shoulders. He
carries himself with an easy confidence and tends to be
known as something of a trickster. But like all tricksters,
he has a darker nature that can come to the surface
Odysseus was born to Laertes(one of the argonauts
and rumored to be the great grandson of Zeus.) and
Anticlea (supposedly the granddaughter of Hermes. Is
it any wonder with these tall tales of Divine conceptions
that he learned to view the world around him and the
truth in a more fluid state than most? He spent his
formative years with his maternal grandfather, Autolycus rather than his parents, spending his time hunting and picking up
a few of his grandfathers less savory habits.
This isn't to say that Odysseus was a dishonorable man. He was honorable to a fault in most things. But there was the hint
of the devil in the man that could not be denied.
He was one of Helen's original suitors before Agamemnon captured that country as well and it came to no surprise to him
that the man made sure his own brother was settled into the throne and Helen's marriage bed. The woman was beautiful,
but he easily found his attentions and soon his heart redirected toward her cousin Penelope. He managed to woo the young
woman and soon they were wed and returned to Ithaca. But not before Menalaus had managed to secure an oath that he would
come to protect Menalaus and Helen should the need ever arise. It was an oath that he extracted from all of Helen's suitors.
It was this oath that would eventually rob him of 20 years. 10 lost to Troy and 10 lost to the sea.
His son was born short days before Menalaus called his oath due, and no trickery on his part managed to loose him from his
bonds. He set sail from Ithaca with 12 ships , and a promise that his wife would wait until their son was old enough to become
king himself, before taking another husband should he fall.