Dinlas

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Height: 6’0″

Weight: 195lbs (89 kg)

Hair Color: Black hair, just short of shoulder length, neatly combed. Rarely tousled or unkept. 

Facial Hair: PPermanent, magical, perfectly even and groomed five-o-clock shadow

Eyes: Blue with spiderweb thin black lines trailing through them

Distinguishing Features: No scars, Tattoo – scrolled across the back of shoulders “Hate will motivate.”

Family

Parents: Aphrodite & Ares, unrecognized by either

Siblings: Full blood – Eros (Dinlas twin), Phobos and Deimos (Twins), Anteros, Himeros; Multiple half-siblings through both Aphrodite and Ares

Spouse: None

Children: None

Professions

Head of Security and Intelligence for the God-Complex and the deities at large. Known as “The Two-Nine” in reference to the floor it occupies in the Olympus Administration Building. Dinlas handles security, intelligence service, as well as tracking down wanted fugitives. Our training facility is located close by in a building known simply as “The Warehouse ” which houses several offices, a small medical clinic, and an armory as well.

Residence

Residence is in the Olympus Administration Building on the 29th Floor. He does split time as well with Nyx, with whom he is romantically involved.

Personal Information

General Overview: Quiet and reserved, often mistaken for sullen. Dinlas grew up very much alone and he still needs his alone time. He values it to collect his thoughts, sort his priorities, and re-energize and re-focus his energies. For many years he sowed Hate, Jealousy, and Discord everywhere he went, but no longer. Since returning to the mortal plane he has worked hard to reinvent himself and he now stands on the threshold of that new person. Dinlas, originally ‘The Guardian” then “The God of Hate”, has now transformed back. As the Head of Security, he has now assumed the mantle of protector and guardian of the God Complex and those within.

Deity Nicknames: Amata (Nyx only) otherwise no nicknames.

Likes: Spending time with his wolves. He enjoys target shooting and spending time with Nyx, they are a solid comfortable couple. He is very devoted to his work and will spend long hours working to make sure all the details are ironed out as smooth as possible when it comes to protecting the deities. Dinlas is very organized, almost OCD. His residential, as well as workspaces, are neat and orderly with a place and purpose for everything he possesses.

Dislikes: Arrogance or boastfulness. Messy, disorganized, or cluttered spaces or situations. The same goes for people he sees as lacking focus or direction. Motion and action with no direction are wasted in his eyes and he has no use for it. Everything should have a purpose.

Skills / Abilities

Immortality – Technically immortal. Immune to the effects of aging, cannot die by any conventional means and is immune to all known mortal diseases and infections.

Babble-speak – Can communicate in all languages and dialects. 

Summon Cerberus – Dinlas grew up in Hades after being cast out of Olympus by his mother. Cerberus and he bonded and were inseparable. In times of severe crisis, Hades has allowed Dinlas to call Cerberus to the mortal world. The key is that Hades will only allow it if he perceives he will get a large influx of souls.

Bodily Form – Dinlas appears the same and does not shift form or shape.

The She-Wolves – Dinlas was in love with two beautiful sisters thousands of years ago who were cursed by a sorceress. The sisters, Calligenia and Aode, were turned into she-wolves. They are his constant companions but seem no longer human. Dinlas gifted them immortality in the form of ambrosia from the Goddess Hestia. They have two abilities. First, they can transform into human form. They appear as two beautiful women. They cannot, however, speak since, though they changed form, they still think and act instinctively as wolves. The second ability is that they can, for short bursts, move so fast that they appear to teleport, but they are actually just moving faster than the human eye can detect.

Battle Wound Healing – Dinlas was once the Guardian of the city of Lamark, where wounded warriors were healed. There he learned from the master healer, Asclepius himself. Any wound received in battle can be healed by Dinlas.

Hand-eye Coordination – Dinlas has impeccable hand-eye coordination. When shooting he rarely, if ever, misses. That also applies to his ability to avoid damage. It carries over into everyday life in any sort of game or skill that requires excellent hand-eye coordination.

Weakness

Dinlas can be moody and sullen at times. These moods can last weeks, months, or in some rare instances, years. During these periods he withdraws and cuts himself off from everyone around him. He will do this to the detriment of anything current in his life, ignoring even critical needs.

Dinlas would do anything to defend or protect Nyx, to the point of endangering himself.

Dinlas is enamored with material possessions. He enjoys being comfortable and he enjoys being in a position where others would envy him. He can be swayed to act by the promise of loot or riches, although less now than when he was younger.

Dinlas is not endowed with a host of special abilities. When compared to other deities he seems woefully underpowered. He is often forced to rely on his wits to defend himself rather than special abilities.

Possessions

Normal Daily Wear: Black suit – White shirt buttoned up, vest, black suit coat, black tie,  no tie. He wears his sunglasses as often as possible. May occasionally dress down (e.g. no coat, no vest). (see also, Void Armor below).

Wolf Bracelet – The latest gift of Nyx to Dinlas is the bracelet. A beaded bracelet that he always wears with one wolf’s head bead. The bracelet allows Dinlas to sprout a pair of soft, feathered, grey wings that enable him the gift of flight.

Magical Artifacts/Weapons

M1911’s – Dinlas owns a matching pair of pistols forged by Hephaestus. Anyone wounded by them is struck by paralyzing fear. Hephaestus forged them so they cannot harm any God, Goddess, Muse, or any other Olympian. Primordials and Titans can both be injured or killed by them.

Sunglasses – Dinlas wears a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the emotional aura of anyone to whom he is speaking. He uses them to manipulate people.

Void Armor – On their first Winter Solstice celebration together, Nyx gifted Dinlas two things; Void Armor and a Void Sword (see below). The Void Armor is pulled from Night herself and fashioned into a lightweight black suit and jacket. The armor makes Dinlas difficult to see at night as well as provides tremendous protection against physical attacks on his body.

Void Sword – In addition to the Void Armor, Nyx took the Sword of Dinlas, magically enchanted it, then dipped it in the River Styx, as well as the other rivers of the Underworld to create a pocked, barbed, and pitted blade that is strong, eternally sharp, and creates wounds that are extremely difficult to stop bleeding. Dinlas carries it with him at almost all times on his back. 

Historical Synopsis

Dinlas is the illegitimate son of Aphrodite and Ares, and twin brother to Eros, The God of Love. Aphrodite rejected him and cast him out of Olympus. Some say because he was the only male, god or mortal, that she seemed unable to manipulate, even as a child. Others say his hate and anger were simply too incompatible with her nature. He ended up in The Underworld where his Uncle Hades took pity on him and let him stay there. Dinlas grew up angry and alone. In time Hades realized the anger and hate in him so he sent him to the mortal world to be the Guardian of Lamark. Lamark was an ancient city where warriors would go to heal after battle. Dinlas grew to love the city and was close to Asclepius one of the chief healers.

When Ares, his father, discovered the city he was angry. He felt true warriors should die in battle. He went to Dinlas and tempted him with promises of riches and land if Dinlas would turn on the city. Dinlas was tempted and he went to Hades who let him take Cerberus back to Lamark. Between the two of them, they destroyed the city. As the city lay in ruins, Ares was pleased, Hades too, since he had received many souls. Ares then reneged on his promise to Dinlas. At that point, fear and dread ruled the lands and he turned over the spoils of war to his twins Phobos and Deimos. Dinlas had done the deed, killed all the people including his friend Asclepius, and was left with nothing. Dinlas the Guardian was dead, Dinlas the God of Hate was born.

Dinlas is a mythological god who is sparsely covered in traditional Greek mythology compared to other gods of the pantheon. Through research, we have written him to be as historically accurate as possible. However, Wayne Davids has taken liberties to fill in Dinlas’ story at times as he sees fit, especially since his return.

Sources:

greekmythology.wikia.org/wiki/Dinlas

greekgodsandgoddesses.net/gods/

Introduction Written By Wayne Davids

So, you’re the curious type, are you?  Don’t look surprised, I know that you’ve never heard of me.  You saw my name and picture and thought, “Who in the five rivers of Hades is this guy?”

It’s not surprising.  After my mother, the Goddess of Love, rejected, neglected, abused and cast me out I got very little notice from anyone.  Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. She has love for everyone she encounters except her own son. I suppose, that is, if you call ‘love’ constantly being on your back with your ankles in the air.

And my father?  Ares? He was no better. Untrustworthy and arrogant.  When he found out I was helping heal warriors after battle in the city of Lamark he tricked me and destroyed the city.  I can still hear him afterward, “Noble warriors don’t get wounded; they die with honor on the field of battle.” What a putz he was at the time. I suppose he has gotten better with age.

So Zeus has called us back and I have answered. As my story has been written I have lost much of my hate, I no longer wish to be the face of persistent anger. Through words and deeds, I have worked and struggled to once again become a guardian. This time I will not falter, I will not fail. The time has come for me to step out from the shadow of my own misdeeds, once and for all free of my past.

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