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Oedipus

Oedipus

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Your Field Guide to Spotting Oedipus

Oedipus does not take visitors. You can try to get a meeting with him, but you'll probably just get turned away at the gate of his humble house in Elysium, the city of the blessed dead. The former King of Thebes totally avoids people, because all anybody ever wants to talk about is how he unknowingly killed his father and slept with his mother. Also, he's not too pretty look at, since he gouged out his own eyes when he found out the truth. If you do get a chance to talk to him, though, try to cheer him up, huh? After all, he didn't know he did any of that stuff, and he did save Thebes from the Sphinx by solving her riddle. Poor guy.

Sex: Male
Age: Lived to be pretty old (and miserable)
Build: Fit, then haggard and scrawny by the end
Complexion: Leathery
Hair Color: Brown, until it went bone-white
Facial Hair: Beard, which got long and tangled before he died
Scars/marks/tattoos: Gouged out eyes (pretty gross)
Jewelry and accessories: Had a crown, but gave it away
Clothing: Regal robes, but just rags later in life
Armor: Nah
Type of Weapon: Wits

Typical Companions:

Antigone (His daughter, who stood beside him until he died)

Known Hangouts:

Thebes
The Wilderness
Elysium

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