Brilliant, courageous, and always an interesting conversationalist, Sokrates' modern thinking gained him favor with the intellectual elite of Athens. He's a staunch believer in Athenian ideologies and a formidable foe in arguments, with a legendary capacity for wine. He's also your friend and mentor and will be a source of great knowledge in your journey.
Your loyal travel companion and a man of the sea, Barnabas is a commercial shipper who offers his boat and small crew as a way for you to leave Kephallonia. An ex-soldier, he has contacts all over Ancient Greece, and always has valuable information about mercenary contracts, local leaders and new quests. He will often recount tales of your adventures and how the gods have influenced them.
A young girl from Athens now orphaned on Kephallonia, Phoibe is living a childhood not unlike your own. Because of this, you have formed a solid friendship, and she looks up to you as a mentor and role model. Phoibe's feistiness and stubbornness may cause you problems, but her independence will ultimately lead to her own adventure.
A Greek writer who is widely known as the first historian, Herodotus could be known as "The Father of History" or "The Father of Lies," depending on who you ask. He travels with you on your ship, documenting your odyssey as it progresses. His historical accounts may sometimes err a little too far on the side of storytelling, but isn't that how legends are created?
Widely thought of as the father of modern medicine, Hippokrates is famous for his important and lasting contributions to the field. However, some of the more religious citizens of Greece see his methods as controversial - he thinks he can manipulate a fate that the gods have already decided? Therefore, in the most religious places, those who need his help approach him secretly to receive proper treatment.
A brilliant thinker and speaker, Aspasia enjoys a place at the center of Athens's vibrant intellectual community. Exceedingly beautiful, she shed the life of a normal Athenian woman to reinvent herself as a hetaera, an Athenian high society courtesan. Always at the side of her partner, Perikles', she hosts events and parties for the great thinkers, artists and politicians of the time.
The king of Sparta who defied the elders, the oracle and the gods to lead a small group of soldiers against the Persian army in the battle of the 300 at Thermopylae. He may have lost that battle and his life, but his bravery paved the way for the victories to come and gave birth to a legend. You now carry his spear, a family heirloom, passed down so you may discover the truth of your bloodline.
Faced with the wrath of the Spartan army on his doorstep, Perikles, as the elected leader of Athens, must fight to protect the blossoming Golden Age of Greece. He is stoic, scheming, blue blooded and aristocratic, but his refusal to meet Sparta on the battlefield casts him as uncaring in the eyes of the suffering Athenians. In reality he has built this new Athens for his partner Aspasia and refuses to engage the Spartans because he cannot see his city burn, especially with her in it.