The Last Stand of Cleas, son of Epsiltos.

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The Last Stand of Cleas, son of Epsiltos.

Today marks an important turning point!
The English Quickstart of my Bronze-Age TTRPG Fragments of the Past has been released :) If you are curious to read it, go to the website: https://fragmentsofthepast.dev9k.com/quickstart/ or you can just explore it and dive into the lore. May you all be blessed!
A glimpse of the story behind this piece:

From the 'Deer and Moon Inscriptions':

"Obscure remains the fate of Cleas, son of Epsiltos. As the Oracle of the Cobalt Island predicted, he did not die in war, neither for old age and some claim he did not die at all; blessed by Cirta Iatromatis, he still roams the Crisopan coast. However, Cthesion of the Boutidai, who served as a Great Strategist in the Triapolis (Alliance of Three-Cities), told me the following story: When Diosconis died at the hands of his concubine, the treacherous Priests of Adramittum sent a regiment of western mercenaries to plunder his treasures; among them, there was my Great-Grandfather Tespharos. After many months, the warriors were able to find the secret den of the pirates. Cleas Epsiltodes, Diosconis' lover, refused to let them enter the cave, claiming it was a sacred place, under the protection of Cirta Gorguraroa and all the Fish-Shaped spirits of the Sea. Many of the warriors knew Cleas by name and admired his courage; they did not want to kill him. They asked Cleas to entrust them with the treasures, swearing by the name of the Gods that they would spare his life and bless his journey wherever he wanted to go. Cleas refused again, there was clamour and many asked at the same time why, why he was so reckless, my Great-Grandfather said: 'Noble Cleas, fighting for a friend is a deed worthy of fame and glory, but throwing away the gift of life can not be praised by the Gods nor by men'. Cleas answered reciting mysterious Etoi verses: 'What enters in the Secrets, in the Secrets will remain.' There was no way of reasoning with him; threats and pleas were useless. The mercenaries respected his decision and killed him in front of the entrance to the cave. They then erected a tomb for him and wrote: 'Here lies Cleas, son of Epsiltos, in the Secrets now He dwells'."