Theomundi, World of Gods: a GURPS campaign setting

HermesSummary: Greek mythology contains many elements of truth; the gods exist, as do Centaurs, Satyrs, Nymphs, Shades, etc. (Mortal storytellers tried to record some of the details, but they got a lot of things wrong, and, in some cases, just made things up.) Around 2,000 BCE, Hekate and Haides acquired the loyalty of some of the monster races, a few Olympian gods, and the Titans from Tartaros (whom they released). They used theirPoseidon forces to attack Olympus, killing many gods, including Zeus. Zeus, having been betrayed by many, used his dying breath to invoke the remaining Protogenoi (original gods that were really more like forces of nature than individuals; they were fading from the world as their children (the Olympioi,Mousai, Erotes, etc.) took control) to place a curse on all the divinities.

Cut to present day: the gods have been in hiding for nearly 4,000 years. There are separate factions now, generally divided by their leader's opinions about how humanity should be dealt with. There's Athena, Hekate, DRACO (a group in favor of noninterference), and miscellaneous groups consisting of neutrals and renegades.

Files of interest:
Prayer Reception.doc — A description of the Prayer Reception advantage for gods. (Can be taken after 2nd apotheosis.)

pocket dimensions.doc — The Pocket Dimension "advantage." Rather complex (it involves creating an entire world, after all).

God Races.doc — Descriptions and notes about some of the god-races (Satyrs, Erinyes, Naiads, Oroui, etc.).

Misc Advantages.doc — Miscellaneous advantages like Second Sight and Sense Network.

All files are in Microsoft Word .DOC format. They occasionally get updated (this is noted at the beginning of each document).

Get all the documents in this easy-to-handle ZIP file: [16.4 kB]

Session Log Form: [2.66 kB] (contains session_auth.doc)
Current Players:
Diktyon - God of Computer Networks. A Neotheoi. Played by Keith Moore.
Pheme - God of Gossip. Played by Hanwool Lee.
Panakheia - God of Cures and Healing. Played by Drew Woolley.
Michanamatos - God of Machines. A Neotheoi. Played by Ryan Jones.
Pandaisia - God of Banquets and Food. Played by Justin Osborn.
Zephyrus - God of the East Wind, Spring, and Flowers. An Anemoi. Played by Phillip Rabideau.
Characters on Hiatus:

Ate, god of error, delusion, ruin, and blind folly. (Kevin M.)
Gratamenos, god of gratuity and generosity. (JD)

Deceased Characters:
Ephialtes, god of giants, strength, and wrestling. A giant.
Phobos, god of fear. 
Mnemosyne, god of memory. A muse.
Triton, god of the sea. An Okeanis.
Tykhe, god of luck, chance, and fortune.
Pheme, god of gossip. (He came back as a favor from the Moirai.)
  • June 2, 2000: An archeology team (members mostly from American universities) in the Panaltoliko mountains, Greece, uncovers an ancient monument. Within a week, some kind of catastrophe occurs, killing 18 porters, archeologists, and interns. Three days later, there's some kind of riot in a Karpenisi hospital, leaving 6 soldiers (4 Greek, 2 American) dead.
  • June 16, 2000: A nuclear blast in the Aegean destroys the island of Piperi. A terrorist group, Bloody Eight, is blamed. In 2003, they are connected to the Saudi terrorist network.
  • January 23, 2001: Arthur Evansley, a member of the British parliament, commits suicide at his home in London. He leaves a cryptic note apologizing to his dead wife, Evelyn.
  • September 24, 2001: The wedding of Erica Patterson-Montegue to Derek Letter (Angelia and Zephryos). The former is the step-daughter of famed Wyoming billionaire Jerry Patterson (Khrysos).
  • September 10, 2001: Jacob Demwa, a newspaper columnist for the Chicago Sun, fights and kills his editor, Geoff Ericson, at the newspaper's offices after setting his home on fire. There is some confusion, as eyewitnesses report seeing Demwa's identical twin at the scene. (It's later discovered that Demwa was an only child.)
  • April 11, 2002: The NSA and Interpol raid a small house in Los Angeles, California where members of the terrorist group, Bloody Eight, are reported to be living. Five agents are killed, and one permanently blinded, in the raid. No arrests are made.
  • October 29, 2002: An office building in Valencia, Venezuala is bombed, killing 47 people. It is believed that the bomber remained in the building during the blast, killing himself. Motive is unknown.
  • November 22, 2002: America goes to war with Iraq.
  • December 29, 2002: A 10 megaton nuclear bomb is detonated in Seattle, Washington. More than 110,000 people die. The US govt. suspects the nuclear bomb was the work of Iraqi terrorists.
  • February 6, 2003: A new bill is passed by congress that makes the Patriot Act look minor by comparison. It gives much more funding and power to military and police forces.
  • February 21, 2003: Carol and Barbara Lansing murdered brutally at a convenience store in Sacramento, CA in broad daylight. Killer flees on foot towards a camp-grounds, no arrests made.
  • March 14, 2003: A 17 year old girl, Cindy Cartwright, is abducted from the ICU of a New York city hospital by four or five unknown men. She was in need of both heart and liver transplants.
  • April 18, 2003: Interference from an unknown Saudi terrorist network increases American casualities in Iraq. More military forces are moved in. Casualties continue to climb. Talk begins to circulate about a draft. The war drags on for six more months.
  • June 1, 2003: India goes to war with Pakistan after an attack decimates the northern city of Jaipur.
  • June 9, 2003: Over the course of three months (until August), a string of murders, almost one per night, keeps police in Cheju, South Korea baffled. More than 80 people are killed on the island's beaches, in nearly all cases between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • June 18, 2003: Much of Pakistan has fallen to well-trained Indian forces. China, fearing India's nuclear capabilities and recent demonstrations of the incredible military power, joins an alliance with Pakistan. The U.S., U.N., and some European nations move to help India, but much of their forces are tied up with the Iraq/ Saudi terrorists situation.
  • August 21, 2003: India and Pakistan exchange nuclear attacks. Installations near Calcutta (India) and New Delhi (India) have been destroyed, as have bases in Rawalpindi (Pakistan), Harappa (Pakistan), and Lhasa (China).
  • October 3, 2003: Intense analysis of the signature from the nuclear explosion in Seattle reveals that the bomb was one the U.S.'s own. The US govt. becomes much more obsessed with national security and corruption in military officials. Lots of court-martials take place. The U.S. begins to increasingly resemble a totalitarian state.
  • October 25, 2003: A bizzare weather phenomenon causes 6 tons of snow to be deposited behind a Denny's in Everett, WA. One police officer's account of a malfunctioning snow-machine is discounted when insufficient evidence is found.
  • October 30, 2003: The Indian war begins to wind down, though skirmishes continue in the northern provinces. China and Pakistan have taken control of large parts of northern India.
  • November 2, 2003: Confusion at a police department in San Angelo, Texas when items are stolen from the evidence lockers at one in the afternoon. Two officers injured, no arrests made.
  • November 24, 2003: Five infants are killed in a hospital in Cheju, S. Korea. Video footage shows a caucasian man, dressed all in black, committing the murders with surprising calmness. No witnesses saw the man enter or leave the building.
  • May 10, 2004: The Indian war ends with an unsteady truce. Eastern, Middle-Eastern, and Western forces have all been hit hard.
  • January 28, 2005: Pakistan breaks the truce by attacking a military installation in Bhopal< India.
  • November 5, 2005: Pres. Lieberman assassinated by an unknown sniper at a press conference on the white house lawn. Vice Pres. Hillary Clinton takes his office in a ceremony three days later.
  • November 27, 2005: Explosions rock the La Guardia airport in New York, NY. While the airport is being evacuated, a 747 jet takes off without clearance from the tower. A voice on the radio is later identified as that of known terrorist James Elliot. An F-16 dispatched to bring the plane down is somehow destroyed over the Atlantic. Less than 4 hrs. later, Manhattan is destroyed by a 45-megaton nuclear missile. (It's initally believed that the nuke was carried inside a Chinese tanker, but later it's revealed that N. Korea used some sort of "superstealth" missile — actually, this nuke was delivered and cloaked with god magic by Hekate's forces, mostly with the help of Hebe.)
  • December 1, 2005: The US declares war on North Korea. Bombing begins almost immediately, more than 100,000 troops are mobilized.
  • December 2, 2005: A bizarre mad-man takes more than eighty people hostage at a hospital in San Francisco. 8 policemen and around 30 hostages are killed. Simultaneously, the crime databases and communications networks for local law enforcement are hacked by an unknown person or group from Detroit, MI. 3 other policemen die in unrelated incidents downtown. The mad-man is later identified as James Elliot.
  • December 5, 2005: North Korea responds by launching a small nuclear torpedo at an American aircraft carrier (part of a naval battle group in the Sea of Japan). Hours later, a nuclear missile headed for southern California (probably launched from a sub in the Pacific) is destroyed by American anti-missile systems.
  • December 12, 2005: The U.S. drops a 25-megaton nuclear bomb on the North Korean city of Yongbyon.
  • January 2, 2006: The U.S. drops a 20-megaton nuke on Kaesong, N. Korea.
  • January 13, 2006: Hekate begins Project: Rapture.
  • January 17, 2006: A restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland, reports having employed James Elliot for slightly less than a year. Sources believe the terrorist has had extensive plastic surgery. James Elliot replaces Osama Bin Laden as the FBI's Most Wanted terrorist. A reward of $30 million is offered for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Dr. Elliot.
  • January 21, 2006: A number of reports are made about a "tower" more than 100 feet tall being built in the center of Lake Eerie, about 60 miles from Buffalo, NY. Upon further investigation, only wreckage from a large watercraft is found.
  • February 1, 2006: N. Korea is completely under the control of S. Korea and the US.

"I came, I saw, she conquered (the original Latin seems to have been garbled)." — Lazarus Long (Robert A. Heinlein)