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Your Field Guide to Spotting Menelaus

Menelaus is a big dude with an even bigger chip on his shoulder. We can’t say we blame him, though. When his wife, Helen, ran off with Paris of Troy, Menelaus was the laughing stock of all of Greece. You'd think he would’ve gotten over it after he annihilated Troy and took her back. But from what we hear, they’re still having problems even though they’re living in splendor down in Elysium. You’ll know Menelaus when you see him. He’ll be the guy with the prettiest girl ever on his arm, but the nastiest scowl ever on his face.

Sex: Male
Age: Middle-aged
Build: Muscular
Complexion: Tan
Hair Color: Dark brown
Facial Hair: Big beard
Scars/marks/tattoos: Battle scars
Jewelry and accessories: Crown of Sparta
Clothing: Regal robes
Armor: Well-made and well-worn
Type of Weapon: Spears, swords, shields

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