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Fates

Fates

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Your Field Guide to Spotting Fates

Whoa, you're looking for the Fates? You really might want to reconsider that. Those three ugly old ladies have a seriously nasty reputation. Their names are Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, and it's their job to decide the life and death of everyone. Yep, everyone. Clotho spins the thread of life when you're born, Lachesis measures the thread's length, and Atropos snips it with her scissors when it's time for you to die. No matter how much you beg the Fates or try to fight against them, you have to do what they say. Even Zeus gets nervous around the Fates: he totally denies it, but the rumor mill says that even the king of the gods has to do what the Fates decree. And they're his daughters! So yeah, you might want to steer clear of them. Of course, it might not be such a big deal if you just go say hello. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be. Sooner or later, everyone has to meet their fate. At least that's what these ladies will tell you.

Sex: Female
Age: About as elderly as it gets
Build: Misshapen
Complexion: Very Pale
Hair Color: Gray/White (sometimes red or blonde if we're feeling young and spritely)
Facial Hair: Beards (sometimes)—stop laughing
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: Nah, we're too old for that stuff
Clothing: Raggedy robes
Armor: None
Type of Weapon: Spindle, Thread, Scissors

Typical Companions:

Zeus
Eileithyia
Thanatos
The Furies (the Erinyes)

Known Hangouts:

Nurseries
Cemeteries
Sewing Stores
Delphi

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