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Your Field Guide to Spotting Orestes

Back in the day, it would've been super easy to spot Orestes. After he killed his mother, the Furies tortured him until he went totally nuts, so he tended to make a spectacle of himself. He spent a lot of time stumbling around Greece, frothing at the mouth and screaming, so he kind of stood out. After Athena convinced the Furies to chill about the whole matricide thing, though, Orestes got a lot more chill. These days, he spends his time relaxing in Elysium with his BFF Pylades, where they engage in an eternal game of ping pong.

Sex: Male
Age: 20s-30s
Build: Toned
Complexion: Tan
Hair Color: Blonde
Facial Hair: Clean shaven
Scars/marks/tattoos: Tons of battle scars
Jewelry and accessories: Crown of Mycenae/Argos
Clothing: Robes
Armor: Shiny
Type of Weapon: Sword, dagger

Typical Companions:

Pylades
Electra

Known Hangouts:

Mycenae
Mt. Parnassus
Athens

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