11 Chapter 11 War Part 2
Zeus and Poseidon had finally received their weapons. All our weapons are directly tied to our domains, they were built to greatly amplify our power, but there are a couple of downsides to them. One of which is if stolen, the power could be used against us, while the main weakness of these weapons is their users.
When they received their weapons, Zeus and Poseidon had grown arrogant beyond measurement. When I first received my scythe, I just felt its power and nothing else. It is imbued with the powers of space-time, but what does that really mean? It can cut through anything, yes, but it has so many more abilities. It can be used to teleport to other locations but also cut portals to other dimensions. I had not figured that out until I tried it when I took down Hyperion. I suspect Zeus and Posideon would be able to teleport throughout the battlefield either through lightning or water, but their arrogance in their power will blind them to it. Our weapons allow us to interact with our domains like never before. But it's up to them to figure it out, it wouldn't be as fun if I just told them everything.
I learned recently I can no longer copy affinities in domains as I used to. I can still copy abilities, but the people I copy from the need to have a connection to the END and fully see this place as their home. I noticed this when I tried to copy the powers of Demeter and grow trees of my own.
Prometheus cannot create his creations in the END, something about this place rejects the birth of life. He has since moved back to the island along with Zeus and his company. He finally was able to succeed and create Humans.
I visited them and found these humans fascinating. They are modelled after us gods and Titans. Unlike monsters that need to be created, these beings can reproduce. I don't really know how they reproduce though, each one is different. We finally have our own undying army.
'… I think I might have jinxed us.'
Information is now what we need and something I do not have. I want to finish this war as quickly as possible, but it looks like there are too many complications. I tried to open a portal to Mount Othrys the last month, but Kronos himself constantly releases his power to scramble time, that disrupts my ability to teleport. I can still turn intangible, but even with that, I am slowed down while on the outskirts of the mountain. His paranoia is very creepy. This means I can't approach him by myself. It would seem I need my siblings' help after all. This war will last longer than I thought.
When I received my Trident I felt like I could go toe to toe with Kronos himself. I could feel the water all around me, I feel my control over it. I could feel and manipulate all the water in a two-hundred-kilometre radius. So this is what Kronos feels with his scythe, with this, now I know we have a chance at fighting against him.
Before we left the END to get back to our Island, Hades had warned us to first gather information of the armies of the Titans. Like we need that. With this Trident, armies are nothing. I am able to shake the earth and destroy islands with my power and weapon. What do I need to fear?
Once we came back from the END I felt much calmer. I felt the breeze against my body, drifting from the ocean. It was all over me and I felt at peace. Before I met Hades, Zeus and I agreed to split the realms among us. We each would leave it up to our fate on what we would get as our domains. Now though, I told Zeus it would be right for us to try to take the realms ourselves, now that we have more power. Zeus agreed with my suggestion.
Right now Atlas controlled the sky, and Oceanus the sea and oceans. While we couldn't find the location of Atlas, but we do know the location of Oceanus's palace provided by Rhea. Zeus has advised me to find and capture Oceanus. With my trident, this should be simple. Once I defeat Oceanus, I will take the sea and oceans as my realm.
I traversed across the sea and after a couple of hours of travel, I find a palace deep down on the ocean bed. This place was surprisingly empty. From what I feel there are no powerful people here except one person. That must be him.
Knowing, where he was, the only thing I could do was enter the palace and confront him. I swam through the ocean and reach one large pillaring tower. I opened the door and what I found was not what I expected. When I entered the chamber I found the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Not just was she beautiful, but I felt a connection between us like she had a connection to the water as deep as mine. From that moment, I knew I had to have her.
"Grandfather, are you home? I thought you were in a meeting with the king" She turned toward my direction, and quickly exclaimed, "You're not grandfather, who are you and why do you feel as powerful as him?"
"I am Posideon, son of Kronos and Rhea. I am here to seek an audience with Oceanus. May I know your name?"
"I am Amphitrite, daughter of Nereus and Doris, granddaughter of Oceanus. I did not know Kronos had any children, but my grandfather is in a meeting with him right now. He should be here in a couple of hours. Would you like some refreshments?"
Apparently, Kronos has kept the fact he had children a secret, I may be able to use this. The last couple of months have been hectic. First finding out I had a brother, then I had two brothers. The fact one didn't care about us made me furious, but it hurt more than my anger, knowing he didn't even want to get to know us. Recently, I've been feeling like I'm in a whirlpool of emotions.
Over the next couple of hours, we ate and talked about the current happenings of the world. With Hyperion missing for a month, other titans had to pitch in to control the world. Many titans suspect Kronos was displeased with him and has thrown into Tartarus or cut into pieces. No one has been able to contact the underworld in a while and some rumours have been saying it has been sealed off in fear of Kronos.
After a while, I felt a powerful presence coming with many significantly less powerful presences. This must be Oceanus and his army. I went outside to approach Oceanus.
"Who are you boy, and why are you here in my Palace?" What he said infuriated me. I am no boy, I am more powerful than him. What does he know, I am no child. I have suffered and I have overcome many challenges.
"I am Poseidon, son of Kronos and Rhea, and I have come to take control over this realm" This is one of the moments in my life I would later regret happening.
Posiedon felt greatly insulted by Oceanus for calling him a boy. For him, the word meant weakness and weak he was not, not anymore. Sensing his anger, Oceanus felt the need to teach this brat a lesson. He sent a wave of pressurised water like a blade cutting through the water. Posideon met it with his own. While Poseidon's attack may have been more powerful, Oceanus's dissipated it and made it harmless.
'He is stronger than I thought' thought Oceanus, 'let's see how he handles this.' And just like that, an underwater tornado made of water blades formed around Posideon.
This being the first battle for Posideon, he was injured in the exchange and escaped by forming vacuums around him and Oceanus creating great explosions and injuring them both.
Poseidon turned to energy blasts and Oceanus found himself in trouble. There was no way to redirect them and he had no water technique to counter it. In the sense, he should have lost, but fate would have its lessons. Oceanus literally turned himself into the ocean to teleport short distances to dodge the assault.
From water blades to whirlpools and energy blasts, the battle was exhausting. While Posideon's trident initially gave him the upper hand and overwhelming power, his inexperience in using that power cost him greatly. After many days of fighting, Posideon realised was losing and had no choice, but to retreat. While Posideon had more power he did not know how to use it efficiently and learned greatly from the exchange.
Sorry I am busy today and won't be able to write another chapter.
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(Edited by Slammeron00)