Zeus complete aegis by titanslicer

To represent the Aegis class is Zeus - Complete Aegis Artist: Matteo Francesco Topa.

Legends say that the Aegis was the shield or buckler or breastplate of Athena and Zeus, famously bearing Medusa's head, which, according to Homer was fashioned by Hephaestus "... and among them went bright-eyed Athena, holding the precious Aegis which is ageless and immortal. 

The modern concept of doing something "under someone's aegis" means doing something under the protection of a powerful, knowledgeable, or benevolent source. The word aegis is identified with protection by a strong force with its roots in Greek mythology and adopted by the Romans; there are parallels in Norse mythology and in Egyptian mythology as well, where the Greek word aegis is applied by extension.

In psionic circles, however, the Aegis is a character who can summon his best self -- his super ego -- to form an armor to protect himself from evil.  It forms as armor so tough that the combatant can waid into the fray as bravely as any hoplite can.  An aegis can infuse his best self with ectoplasm to form his suit of armor.  The armor needn't be visible, it can be invisible -- as the wearer wishes. But the aegis fights on the front lines as a warrior protected by his armor.

Archetypes allowedEdit

  • Aberrant
  • Ectopic Artisan
  • Trailblazer
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