A child was made after the union of the love of Evangeline Bieler and Koios, Titan of the Northern Pole and Intellect. Evangeline sought shelter under the roof of her stepfamily, which treated her well ever since she was found wrapped in loincloth on a rainy Vienna night. They were over protective of her, and when they found out that she had an affair with another man despite being engaged, they became very angry at her. They treated her with disdain, and the same emotions befell on the unborn child. The man engaged to Evangeline, who goes by the name of Leyson, forced her to kill the child and quickly have sexual activity with her instead. In return, she refused, shocked on what he said. She decided to break their engagement, and quickly ran away from their home, while keeping in mind to keep her child safe. There, she realized how much she needed Koios in her time of need, but he had to leave for mysterious reasons. Not minding her empty-handedness during that time, she continued to run away as fast as she could. Even if he cannot hear it, Evangeline pleaded repetitively for Koios and his helping hand. As much as she was somehow angry on him for leaving them in their dark times, she still loved him.
Still in Vienna, but relatively far away from her home and Leyson, she stopped in a park named the Augarten, exhausted both physically and emotionally. Running away without anything at hand was really foolish, but it was better than being raped by a lustful ex-fiance.
And it was better than noticing a weird-looking woman with wings and lower body of a bird. She blinked too fast her mind can't process what she's seeing. Unbeknownst to her, she was gifted with the Sight. Thinking that it was just a trick of the eye because she's tired, hungry and thirsty, she tried ignoring it. But when the woman flew a bit closer to her location, she freaked out and ran away. Fortunately, the woman—which was actually a harpy—didn't notice a crazed mortal woman running off after seeing her.
After a while of running, Evangeline bumped into a rather good-looking man. For once she thought he was Leyson, but its just a thought. Nothing else. The man asked what was wrong with her, as she looked very pale and shaky. Evangeline told him that she was tired and hungry. The man introduced himself as Jurgen Strauss and invited her to come with him to his mansion to soother her troubles. He radiated an aura of kindess and hospitality, which made her say yes immediately. At least, she can hide away from Leyson and her stepfamily's eyes for some time.
Jurgen's parents, Alexander and Barbara, happily welcomed Evangeline to their home and treated her to expensive cuisine. Coming from the lesser classes of society, she refused to eat it at first as she seemed way out of their league. The rich parents insisted for her to eat as she sure needed it. Necessity finally struck her head, and gave in. After savouring on delicious meals, they invited her to sleep for the night, in which she did so.
The next day, Alexander, Barbara and Jurgen talked about the latter's future fiancée. Immediately, they connected this topic to the woman Jurgen found in the Augarten last night Yes, she had the looks and attitude. They shrugged off the fact that she's from a lower class, as they never looked at people that way. The only thing they needed now was to know her family background, to see if her parents agree.
When they asked Evangeline of this matter, she lied that she had no family anymore, and that she was kicked out of her friend's house for staying there for too long without doing anything to help herself. They understood her fully, and asked her if she wanted to live with them as long as she likes. She felt very shy and low because of the offer, but she said yes as she had no more place to go.
As she lived with them, she discovered that they run a very successful company that even encompasses cities and towns near Vienna. One time, after a party held by the Strauss household, Jurgen got very drunk. Evangeline brought him to his bed and looked after him, as his parents were still at the party. They slept together unexpectedly, and after a few days, they thought Jurgen made her pregnant.
Over the next few days, she experienced symptoms similar to morning sickness, but was actually out of fatigue (the baby inside her womb was just one month). When they found out about this, they made preparations at rapid speed. Alexander and Barbara said that the future heir of the company will come, and they engaged the two of them quickly. At first, Evangeline didn't have any feelings for Jurgen, but eventually fell for him during those times. Finally, they were married, and the baby was already six months old.
A few months, when the child—who was named Godfrey—was born, unfortunate incidents happened. Alexander experienced severe heart attack and died a week later due to heart failure. On the other hand, Barbara was shot several times by a member of the Strauss family's rival company, who grew extremely envious of their success. While doing this, the killer's apprentice made a snuff movie of it to scare and threaten the family members and employees alike.
The killer was smart. When he came back a fortnight after the murder, he silently entered Evangeline's room and pressed her fingers on the disc (the culprit was wearing layers of anti-smudging gloves), to make them believe that she made the snuff movie. This was to create chaos within the family household, and make them fall apart. In greater extents, to bring the company down due to bad reputation. When Jurgen found out of the snuff movie and Evangeline holding it, he accused her of killing his mother. When Evangeline wanted proof and tested the disc to forensics, they found her fingerprints in it.
When they went home after that, Jurgen and Evangeline got into a heated argument. She tried proving her innocence, but her husband couldn't believe what she had done. He immediately imprisoned her, and had total control on Godfrey's life. He "excommunicated" and divorced his wife out of anger of "what she did". And so, Evangeline suffered in prison, wrongly accused and extremely sad. Losing all hope that things will be back to normal, she committed suicide by grabbing a police's gun and shooting herself.
As Godfrey grew up, Jurgen, as the new head of the company, hid all matters and facts about his mother. He lied that she died while giving birth to him. His anger on Evangeline was passed on to his stepson, and he became severely controlling on him. He became so strict on him that Godfrey never knew freedom. He never had friends nor classmaters, as he was taught at home. Yeah, he grew up smart (being a child of Koios), but he grew up lonely and leashed.
Truth be told, he never knew what's in store for him, as his life made a giant turn for the worse when he reached the young age of fourteen. He began to grow ill and sick for unknown reasons. Nobody found out the cause of his sickness, but when everything was about to turn for the worse, Jurgen stepped in the matter and told him he knows the cause and the cure for his sickness.
He brought him to a dark room at the mansion's basement. Godfrey wondered why his "father" would bring him to such place to cure him; but once he says it, he has to obey, not matter what it is.
Upon reaching the room, Jurgen lunged at him and easily strapped his hands and feet to metal cuffs, which were attached to a metal plate resembling a bed. He resisted, but the cuffs were too tight to even budge. Jurgen, on the other hand, went for a worn-out cabinet and pulled out a weird-looking rod.
He began to explain in a rather mad voice, "You… That incredible and dangerous power inside of you is too much for your body to take. That’s why you have gone ill. You are a demigod, Godfrey. You are. I can sense it with my magic. I, a son of Hecate, can use magic to cure you. This will be quick and thorough, but a bit painful. All the same, it’s for your own good, yes?"
Actually, this was in Jurgen's checklist. He wanted to get rid of him because of Evangeline. He feared that, since Evangeline was "bad" (which was actually not), their child (which was not even his child to begin with) would also be bad. Right when he was born, he sensed the power of a demigod running within him. What he meant by curing him is to suck his powers out of him and transfer it to him.
Now, you're maybe wondering why he hasn't got a monster attack yet. Well, he did. Actually, his father saved him from some hellhounds when he was thirteen, and casted a forgetting spell on him (similar to Obliviate). This is to ensure that he doesn't go ranting about seeing scary-looking dogs trying to bite his limbs off. And, this is to ensure that it is Jurgen who will get his hands on him, not those silly monsters. How selfish. Going back...
All the way, Godfrey was confused. Me? A demigod? Hecate? Magic? What are all those? Did he mention using magic to cure me? He opened his mouth to protest, but he was shocked that nothing came out. Yes, he was feeling terrible fear he couldn't speak. Vincent used the opportunity to start the operation.
Using a dark magic spell that drains the power of a demigod, he "cures" him. With a dark purple bolt emanating from the rod, he began to scream and struggle. It was painful as hell. He didn't felt any pain like this before. It was so painful he wished he died. However, during the process, his magic backfired. An overwhelming flash of purple light bathed the room. In a matter of seconds, the backfired magic power destroys Jurgen's body, killing him for good. As for the guinea pig, his mind was shattered by a third. He was still sane, but never the same. The magic power within him remained, but the magic power from Jurgen's spell caused him to be masochistic, and a bit schizophrenic.
Upon realizing that he now had the freedom he never had before, he ran away from the mansion and started to live out his life alone. As he walked by on the streets of Vienna, he began to become unable to make decisions, have the inability to be independent and have a conflict of intellect after being free from his father's grasp. He never knew the outside world, which made him socially and mentally weak.
After a few days, after treating himself to some food using the remaining money he had, hellhounds appeared right in front of him. He didn't know what to do, and didn't have anything to think about. But that's when a certain woman arrived and drove the monsters away. The woman introduced herself as Apate, the goddess of deceit and trickery. From there, she explained the Greek world, his true identity as a demigod and that she saw his past and current situation.
Using her powers of deceit, she tricked him. She told him that she will give him what he needed most, what he needed for his life and what he really wanted to face the world. What's worse is that she told him the truth about his mother, Evangeline. She told him that she was an attentive audience to her life story. Godfrey listened intently to her as she unraveled his mother's story:
|| You were still inside your mother's womb when her stepfamily knew about her pregnancy to you. Leyson, her fiance was angered to know she'd got into an affair with your real father. He is as lustful as an incubus and has murderous intentions as the Phonoi. He wanted you to be killed. He wanted sexual advances to your mother. Because of these attempts, your mother fled from the place she called "home". It is because of that man that you have to experience the pain dealt by your stepfather, Jurgen Strauss. HE sent your mother to prison for doing something she never did. If it wasn't for the man engaged to her and his intentions, you wouldn't suffer like this. Do you want revenge, my dear? Do you want him to pay for his debts to you and your mother?
Blinded by his desire to destroy his weaknesses and to have revenge to Leyson, he agreed to the goddess' offer. Triggering the trap, she put him to a deep sleep using a sleeping perfume given to her by Hypnos, and put him under her treacherous control. For two years, he was puppeted by Apate. She played with his mind for those two years. He would eagerly steal from others, use fraudulence as much as possible, and even caused physical trouble when he comes along the way. She twisted his thoughts, making him believe that it is his own doing. Yes, Apate rooted out his weakness and used it to her own advantage. All of this was just her warm-up for him. To make sure that her plan wasn't wrecked, all monsters that tried to get after Godfrey were tricked by her to go the opposite way.
For her main event on Godfrey, she finally led him to the place where his reeking vengeance was attracted to like a magnet. She kept him busy for those two years, just to ripen his age a little more for something he never expected. And of course, those two years of dirty work kept the goddess entertained and wanted to play with him more. But in the end, she has to fulfill her promise to him somehow... While keeping the word "trickery" intact.
One quiet night, Apate pulled Godfrey's strings, and led him to Leyson's house, which was a house about thrice smaller than his former home. Leyson was rich like Jurgen and his family, but to a lesser extent. At that time, he had a knife with him, which he stole from a butcher. He was as slick as fox. He entered the house effortlessly and sneaked into his room. Filled with great vengeance, he raised a dagger and similar chants began to play:
|| Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.
For Leyson's case, he only gave him forty stabs. From there he felt as if a giant thorn was taken off his chest. Revenge is sweet. However, that was the time where Apate cut off the strings, and that's when Godfrey realized what he had done. Blood was all over him. He was holding a bloody knife. In front of him was a bloody body and a bloody bed. Under him was bloody floor. Before he have gone nearly crazy, Apate said her parting words,
|| This is what you wanted, my dear. I may not be Nemesis, but you have done well, my little puppet. You have sought the revenge you seek for ever so long. You should thank me for leading you all the way here. And what is more? You are now stronger than before, not the frail Godfrey jailed in a mansion for all those years. This is my gift for you, dear demigod. From now, you have things your way. Do what you want with your life. But before I leave your life, I give this little token of appreciation and pride.
The room's door closed shut. His consciousness began to fade, and he fell on the bloody floor, with a ship's ticket poking out of his pocket.
Around seven in the morning, he woke up, and all at once, it all struck him. The blood all over the room was congealing already, and a heavy foul smell whiffed from Leyson's pale corpse. He quickly got up and went for the door, but he realized that the other residents of the house may find him. He went for the window and smashed it open. He went out of the window and climbed down a pipe, while receiving some cuts from the broken window glass. He went for his pocket to find a money to get out of the city and found a ship's ticket instead.
He tried his best to not be noticed, but his clothes were covered in blood all over. Fear and anger both surged within him. With Apate's parting words he realized he was tricked. He was blinded by his weakness. He never wanted to kill in the first place. He just wanted to... No, that was Apate's trick. If he wasn't that weak he wouldn't have fallen for such trickery. She even had the nerve to give him a ticket out of his living hell. But he had to take advantage of her "gift". But, Austria is landlocked. Great, he's been tricked again. For once he thought the ticket was his hope out of here, but it only made him long for that certain exit greater. Damn goddess.
An idea came to his mind, but it was rather hard to do: sneaking in an airplane. He eventually threw the idea off, and brainstormed for ideas that may help him. Time passed and nothing came into his mind. He had to use his last resort. He had to come back to his home and get his passport and some money, while not being noticed. He doesn't have an idea on what happened now to the mansion ever since his stepfather's dead. He has to do whatever it takes to get out of this place of tragedy. He mustered up his courage and wits and rushed for the mansion.
He was shocked when he found out what happened. The mansion was now abandoned. The gates were closed to a tight lock. No people roamed the once fresh and lush gardens at the porch. No signs of anything or anyone. The company and family must have crashed, for no one managed it the past two years. It was the perfect opportunity. He climbed the elaborate rusty gates, and entered the backdoor, which for some reason wasn't locked like the others he checked. He quickly went for his room, and surprisingly, he found his passport there, untouched. Even some of his clothes were still in his wardrobe, as if the people in the mansion still hoped for him to come back. Euros also were also found at his room, which was enough for one flight to any place in the world. He quickly changed clothes and rushed for the airport.
While choosing the place he wanted to go, he decided to choose a place far from Europe, as the essence of Austria lingered, according to him. Finally, he chose New York, and rode the airplane going there. He felt relief for the first time in years, but the great anger within him still churned. Outside the plane, something unpleasant moved. Something creaked. At first he didn't mind it and slept in the ride.
About seven miles away from New York, the unpleasant movements and creaking grew worse. And a few minutes later, something popped, and the heavy screech of metal can be heard. The plane began to make disturbing whirring sounds; it began to rock like a chair, only sideways. Everyone began to panic, but Godfrey kept himself asleep. A few minutes passed, and the pilot announced that there was multiple mechanical failure at the plane's parts. Airplane bags popped out of the seat belts of seats, and the passengers quickly held onto it, breathing heavily and nervously. Everything happened so fast.
At last, the plane plummeted to the waters, making its parts go apart. Most of the passengers lived as the impact wasn't that strong; however, Godfrey, who had now lost consciousness completely, had drifted off the plane crash site, with a big piece of wood from the plane's luggage compartment (construction materials) supporting him. He floated mindlessly, not knowing where will he end up.
He woke up at the shore near Long Island Sound, with a girl having ginger hair standing beside him. The girl revealed herself to be Cecilia Levine, daughter of Phlegethon and lieutenant of the Broken Covenant. She was on her way back to the Sanctuary after killing the Athena's Cabin's head counselor, Troy Johnson, by slitting his throat. She asked if he was interested in joining the Broken Covenant, but what only he replied was confusion. Cecilia sighed and explained things to him. That's when the thought of Apate's trickery on him and Jurgen's hocus pocus on him. He has enough reason to join the said organization, and agreed. She nodded and took him with her to the Sanctuary.
From then on, he led the life of a demigod of the Broken Covenant, swearing that he will do anything to make the gods pay while keeping himself sane, and make everything in his life equal again. When he arrives at the Sanctuary, his power, which Jurgen had described as "incredible" and "dangerous" began to resurface. Every now and then his powers go haywire, making him suffer for short periods of time. He had to seek isolation every time he experiences this and endure it while having two separate opinions on how he looks at it: 1.) a congenital punishment and 2.) a way to make himself stronger.