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Boreas is located near the coast in the south of the Eudoria continent on planet Calypso. To the north east stands the majestic Cyclops volcano. A long river swines its way through the sector and it's treacherous with Ripper Snappers which have strong jaws and sharp teeth that can tear your flesh in a flash. There are some beautiful small islands with white sand beaches and small lagoons. The terrain is mostly dense jungle and fulls of killer robots. The tall trees resemble some giant bean stalks that reach up endlessly to the clouds. Their giant orange leaves are big enough to be visible on the satellite map. Off the beaten path and high above the river is a stone bridge. Strangly, the roots of many trees interwine and crawl across the path. The bridge is wide enough for 20 men to stand side by side and it's also very long. The trail is safe and clear of dangerous animals for hikers that want to walk up to the top of the volcano.
Coordinate: (74369, 67304)
Mission Broker: Jessica Hammersmark
Settlement: 1 outpost
Terrain: jungle, river, island, beach, coast, volcano
Creatures: Drone, Warrior, Prancer, Eviscerator, Armax, Tripudion, Ripper Snapper
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Boreas was the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. His name meant "North Wind" or "Devouring One". Boreas is depicted as being very strong, with a violent temper to match. He was frequently shown as a winged old man with shaggy hair and beard, holding a conch shell and wearing a billowing cloak. Pausanias wrote that Boreas had snakes instead of feet, though in art he was usually depicted with winged human feet.
Boreas was closely associated with horses. He was said to have fathered twelve colts after taking the form of a stallion, to the mares of Erichthonius, king of Troy. These were said to be able to run across a field of grain without trampling the plants. Pliny (Natural History iv.35 and viii.67) thought that mares might stand with their hindquarters to the North Wind, and bear foals without a stallion. The Greeks believed that his home was in Thrace, and Herodotus and Pliny both describe a northern land known as Hyperborea ("Beyond the North Wind"), where people lived in complete happiness and had extraordinarily long lifespan.
Boreas was also said to have kidnapped Oreithyia, an Athenian princess, from the River Illissus. Boreas had taken a fancy to Oreithyia, and had initially pleaded for her favours, hoping to persuade her. When this failed, he reverted to his usual temper and abducted her as she danced on the banks of the Illissus. Boreas wrapped Oreithyia up in a cloud, raped her, and with her, Boreas fathered two sons—the Boreads, Zetes and Calais—and two daughters—Chione and Cleopatra.
From then on, the Athenians saw Boreas as a relative by marriage. When Athens was threatened by Xerxes, the people prayed to Boreas, who was said to have then caused winds to sink 400 Persian ships. A similar event had occurred twelve years earlier, and Herodotus writes:
Now I cannot say if this was really why the Persians were caught at anchor by the stormwind, but the Athenians are quite positive that, just as Boreas helped them before, so Boreas was responsible for what happened on this occasion also. And when they went home they built the god a shrine by the River Illisus.
The abduction of Oreithyia was popular in Athens before and after the Persian War, and was frequently depicted on vase paintings. In these paintings, Boreas was portrayed as a bearded man in a tunic, with shaggy hair that is sometimes frosted and spiked. The abduction was also dramatized in Aeschylus's lost play Oreithyia.
In late accounts, Boreas was the father of Butes and Lycurgus (from different lovers) and the lover of the nymph Pitys.
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