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Odyssey: Perilous Seas is part of SMITE's annual Odyssey event series made for the introduction of Charybdis and Cliodhna. The story for this event takes place right after the conclusion of Court of Midnight's story. It began on August 24, 2021.

Welcome to the Odyssey: Perilous Seas[]

Collect Odyssey Points![]

Collect Odyssey Points Odyssey Points by purchasing Odyssey: Perilous Seas Skins, The upcoming Digital Loot Pack, Chest Skins released up until the month of November, New Theme bundle skins, New Viewer Pass Skins, and by participating in the Battle Pass.

Explore the World![]

Discover new Territories! Receive a Map Fragment Map Fragment to unlock more unique Territories for every 20,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points you earn.

Get Cool Rewards![]

Go on Voyages in each Territory and complete the Quests to uncover rare and epic rewards such as Odyssey Bonus Chests, Cosmetic Items, Team Boosters, Favor.png Favor, and SMITE Gems.png Gems!

Odyssey Bundles[]

All Exclusive Odyssey: Perilous Seas Skins will be purchasable with Gems.png Gems. Odyssey Collection Reward items will be unlocked by earning enough Odyssey Points Odyssey Points and can be tracked on the Odyssey reward bar. Odyssey Points Odyssey Points can be earned by buying Odyssey: Perilous Seas Skins and can also be earned by participating in the Battle Pass, purchasing the Digital Loot Pack, and purchasing select items in the SMITE Store until November 2021.

Odyssey: Perilous Seas Skins will release with an initial discount of 33% off for the first 2 weeks! Get each Skin for 500 Gems.png Gems at launch or pick it up later on at full price for 750 Gems.png Gems.

Each Odyssey: Perilous Seas Skin includes a cosmetic item and 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points.

Chapter 1[]

Mystic Magus
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Ra MysticMagus Icon.png God Skin August 24, 2021 An exclusive skin for Ra. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Perilous Seas
Icon Type Release Date Description
Frame PerilousSeas.png Loading Frame August 24, 2021 An exclusive Loading Frame.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency August 24, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Kero Kero
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Danzaburou KeroKero Icon.png God Skin August 24, 2021 An exclusive skin for Danzaburou. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Glitch
Icon Type Release Date Description
Recall Glitch.png Recall August 24, 2021 An exclusive Recall Skin.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency August 24, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Chapter 2[]

Senko Sage
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas TeaserIcon AnubisSkin.png God Skin September 7, 2021 An exclusive skin for Anubis. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Toon Eyeball
Icon Type Release Date Description
Ward ToonEyeball.png Ward Skin September 7, 2021 An exclusive ward Skin.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency September 7, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Silver Bullet
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas TeaserIcon TsukuyomiSkin.png God Skin September 7, 2021 An exclusive skin for Tsukuyomi. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Enchanted Castle
Icon Type Release Date Description
Icon LoadingBG EnchantedCastle.png Loading Screen September 7, 2021 An exclusive Loading Screen.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency September 7, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Chapter 3[]

Sentai
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Mulan Sentai Icon.png God Skin September 21, 2021 An exclusive skin for Mulan. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Sentai
Icon Type Release Date Description
Avatar Sentai.png Avatar September 21, 2021 An exclusive Avatar.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency September 21, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Prince of the Night
Icon Type Release Date Description
T HouYi PrinceOfTheNight Icon.png God Skin September 21, 2021 An exclusive skin for Hou Yi. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Vampy
Icon Type Release Date Description
JumpStamp Vampy.png Jump Stamp September 21, 2021 An exclusive Jump Stamp.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency September 21, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Chapter 4[]

Wise Hare
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Athena WiseHare Icon.png God Skin October 5, 2021 An exclusive skin for Athena. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Bunny Knight
Icon Type Release Date Description
Title BunnyKnight.png Title October 5, 2021 An exclusive Title.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency October 5, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Molten Machina
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Fenrir MoltenMachina Icon.png God Skin October 5, 2021 An exclusive skin for Fenrir. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Ancient Tech
Icon Type Release Date Description
FountainFX AncientTech.png Fountain Skin October 5, 2021 An exclusive Fountain Skin.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency October 5, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Chapter 5[]

C.A.T. Force
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Hercules CATForce Icon.png God Skin October 19, 2021 An exclusive skin for Hercules. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Robo Kitty
Icon Type Release Date Description
DeathMark RoboKitty.png Death Mark October 19, 2021 An exclusive Death mark.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency October 19, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Cosmic Fortune
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Ganesha CosmicFortune Icon.png God Skin October 19, 2021 An exclusive skin for Ganesha. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Cosmic Fortune
Icon Type Release Date Description
Icon LoadingBG CosmicFortune.png Loading Screen October 19, 2021 An exclusive Loading Screen.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency October 19, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Chapter 6[]

Geomancer
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Persephone Geomancer Icon.png God Skin November 2, 2021 An exclusive skin for Persephone. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Geode
Icon Type Release Date Description
Recall Geode.png Recall Skin November 2, 2021 An exclusive Recall Skin.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency November 2, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Nightbringer Demon
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Xbalanque NightbringerDemon Icon.png God Skin November 2, 2021 An exclusive skin for Xbalanque. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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BURN!
Icon Type Release Date Description
Emote Burn.png Global Emote November 2, 2021 An exclusive Global emote.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency November 2, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Chapter 7[]

Oni Ronin
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Anhur OniRonin Icon.png God Skin November 16, 2021 An exclusive skin for Anhur. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Oni Ghost
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Crest.png Level-Up Skin November 16, 2021 An exclusive level-up skin.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency November 16, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Plushie
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Tiamat Plushie Icon.png God Skin November 16, 2021 An exclusive skin for Tiamat. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Bows & Buttons
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Crest.png Jump Stamp November 16, 2021 An exclusive Jump Stamp.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency November 16, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Chapter 8[]

Soul Slayer
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Crest.png God Skin Unreleased An exclusive skin for Nemesis. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Soul Slayer
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Crest.png Announcer Pack Unreleased A custom announcer pack.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency Unreleased 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Infinite Overseer
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Crest.png God Skin Unreleased An exclusive skin for Cerberus. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Cutesy Snek
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Crest.png Avatar Unreleased An exclusive Avatar.
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Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency Unreleased 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Odyssey Rewards[]

Unlock rewards by earning Odyssey Points Odyssey Points! Receive Collection Bonus Skins every 40,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points up to the final Tier 5 Toon Mania Cthulhu Reward Skin at 160,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points!

Go on Quest Voyages in a Territory on the Odyssey map to uncover more rewards including Odyssey Bonus Chests, Gems.png Gems, Favor.png Favor, Boosters, Viewer Points Viewer Points, and Cosmetic Items!

For every 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points you collect after 160,000, you will receive an Odyssey Bonus Chest reward! This maxes out at 350,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points.

Neith's Biggest Fan
Icon Type Release Date Description
T ZhongKui NeithsBiggestFan Icon.png God Skin August 24, 2021 An exclusive skin for Zhong Kui. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Valhalla Vice
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Heimdallr ValhallaVice Icon.png God Skin August 24, 2021 An exclusive skin for Heimdallr. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Malworm
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Jormungandr Malworm Icon.png God Skin August 24, 2021 An exclusive skin for Jormungandr. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Toon Mania
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Cthulhu ToonMania Icon.png God Skin August 24, 2021 An unlimited skin for Cthulhu. It has custom animations and ability effects, and custom voicelines.
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Toon Mania
Icon Type Release Date Description
T Cthulhu ToonMania Icon.png Recall Skin August 24, 2021 A limited Recall Skin.
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Toon Mania
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T Cthulhu ToonMania Icon.png Music Theme August 24, 2021 A limited Music Theme.
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Quest Map[]

Territories[]

During the Odyssey you will encounter a map with 9 Territories. Each Territory will differ in environment and have its own Quests and rewards that vary from all the others. Some Territories will even have corrupted areas with more difficult Quests.

Your first Territory, Kingdom of Babylon, will be free, that way you will be able to familiarize yourself with the new system. To unlock more Territories, earn 20,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points which will grant you a Map Fragment Map Fragment. When selecting any Territory it will show the rewards that can be claimed from completing Quests in that Territory. It will also show how many Quests you have completed.

Let the exploration begin!

Voyage Quests[]

Unlocking a Territory will zoom you into that Territory on the map. Once zoomed in, you will see a range of trails called Voyages. These Voyages can lead to different Landmarks. Each Voyage will have Quests along it and a Territory can have a range of 10 -14 Quests in total. You can only have 1 Voyage started at a time from any Territory.

Choose a Voyage by selecting a Landmark in the Territory that stands out to you. Confirm you want to start that Voyage and begin your journey! Completing a Voyage to the Landmark will grant you a rare reward, additionally, Quests along the Voyage will grant you more common rewards. Come back to the Territory in order to select a new Voyage once you have completed your last one!

NewUI Pantheon Babylonian.png Kingdom of Babylon Territory[]

Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
XP Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Get 15 Kills and Assists.
Reward
Viewer Points
Reward - Battle Points - Team Booster
Icon Type Release Date Description
Acquisition Booster BattlePoints.png Team Booster August 24, 2021 A bundle containing 3 Battle points Boosters.
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Requirement
Play 1 Game
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Viewer Points
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Requirement
Gain 15,000 Gold.
Reward
XP Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Jump 10 times before a game starts.
Reward
Favor Booster
Reward - Odyssey Points
Icon Type Release Date Description
OdysseyPerilousSeas Currency.png Currency August 24, 2021 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play an Assassin in 2 games.
Reward
Favor Booster
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Requirement
Get 50 Kills and Assists.
Reward
Worshipper Booster
Reward - Babylon Recall Skin
Icon Type Release Date Description
Recall Babylon.png Recall Skin August 24, 2021 An exclusive recall skin.
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NewUI Pantheon Yoruba.png Savanna Territory[]

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Play 1 Game.
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Unknown
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Requirement
Play a mage in 1 game.
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Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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Requirement
Play 1 Game.
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Unknown
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Requirement
Deal 15,000 Player Damage.
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Unknown
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Requirement
Play a Hunter in 1 Game.
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Strait of Messina
Icon Type Release Date Description
Icon LoadingBG StraitOfMessina.png Loading Screen August 24, 2021 An exclusive Loading Screen.
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Requirement
Play an Assassin in 1 game.
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Unknown
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Requirement
Earn 10,000 gold.
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Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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NewUI Pantheon Celtic.png The Emerald Isle Territory[]

Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
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Viewer Points
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Jump 10 times before the game starts.
Reward
Favor
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
Favor Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Earn 20,000 Gold.
Reward
XP Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play a Guardian in 1 Game.
Reward
Battle Points Booster
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Deal 50,000 Player Damage.
Reward
Worshipper Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 3 Games.
Reward
Smite Gems
Reward - Kero Kero
Icon Type Release Date Description
Avatar KeroKero.png Avatar Skin August 24, 2021 An exclusive Avatar
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NewUI Pantheon Hindu.png Bharata Khanda Territory[]

Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
Unknown
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Requirement
Get 15 Kills and Assists.
Reward
Unknown
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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Deal 50,000 Player Damage.
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Unknown
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Requirement
Play 2 Games.
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Reward - SMITE Gems
Icon Type Release Date Description
NewUI Currency Gems.png Currency August 24, 2021 Gems.png Gems
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Play 1 Game.
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Earn 10,000 Gold.
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Play a Warrior in 1 Game.
Reward
Unknown
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Requirement
Jump 10 times before the Game starts.
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Reward - That's a BUG!
Icon Type Release Date Description
Emote ThatsABug.png Global Emote August 24, 2021 An exclusive Global Emote
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NewUI Pantheon Voodoo.png The Bayou Territory[]

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Play 1 Game.
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Requirement
Play a Hunter in 1 Game.
Reward
Unknown
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Jump 10 times before the Game starts.
Reward
Unknown
Reward - Grumpy Zhong
Icon Type Release Date Description
JumpStamp GrumpyZhong.png Jump Stamp August 24, 2021 An exclusive Jump Stamp
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
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Unknown
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Earn 15,000 Gold.
Reward
Unknown
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Earn 60,000 Gold.
Reward
Unknown
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play a Mage in 2 Games.
Reward
Unknown
Reward - SMITE Gems
Icon Type Release Date Description
NewUI Currency Gems.png Currency August 24, 2021 Gems.png Gems
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NewUI Pantheon Egyptian.png The Fertile Crescent Territory[]

Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
Viewer Points
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Get 20 Kills and Assists.
Reward
Favor
Hacks!
Icon Type Release Date Description
DeathMark Hacks.png Death Mark August 24, 2021 An exclusive Death mark.
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Earn 40,000 Gold.
Reward
Favor Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Get 40 Kills and Assists.
Reward
Worshipper Booster
Reward - SMITE Gems
Icon Type Release Date Description
NewUI Currency Gems.png Currency August 24, 2021 Gems.png 140 Gems
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
XP Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Earn 10,000 Gold.
Reward
Worshipper Booster
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
Viewer Points
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play a Mage in 1 Game.
Reward
Battle Points Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Deal 20,000 Player Damage.
Reward
Worshipper Booster
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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NewUI Pantheon Greek.png Mycenaean Territory[]

Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 3 Games.
Reward
Unknown
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Deal 50,000 Player Damage.
Reward
Unknown
Choppy Waters
Icon Type Release Date Description
FountainFX ChoppyWaters.png Fountain Skin August 24, 2021 An exclusive Fountain Skin.
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play a Hunter in 1 Game.
Reward
Unknown
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
Unknown
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
Unknown
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Earn 15,000 Gold.
Reward
Unknown
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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NewUI Pantheon Japanese.png The Kami Lands Territory[]

Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
Viewer Points
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Deal 20,000 Player Damage.
Reward
Battle Points Booster
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
Worshipper Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Deal 15,000 Player Damage.
Reward
XP Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play an Assassin in 1 Game.
Reward
Viewer Points
Reward - Odyssey Perilous Seas Chest
Icon Type Release Date Description
TreasureRoll OdysseyS8.png Treasure Chest August 24, 2021 An Odyssey: Perilous Seas Chest
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Earn 10,000 Gold.
Reward
Favor
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play a Guardian in 1 Game.
Reward
Favor Booster
Perilous Seas
Icon Type Release Date Description
Icon LoadingBG PerilousSeas.png Loading Screen August 24, 2021 An exclusive Loading Screen.
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Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 3 Games.
Reward
Battle Points Booster
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Get 40 Kills and Assists.
Reward
Worshipper Booster
Reward - SMITE Gems
Icon Type Release Date Description
NewUI Currency Gems.png Currency August 24, 2021 160 Gems.png Gems
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NewUI Pantheon Maya.png The Yucatan Territory[]

Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Play 1 Game.
Reward
Unknown
Quest Icon Other Laurel.png
Requirement
Get 10 Kills and Assists.
Reward
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Play a Warrior in 1 Game.
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Calligraphy
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Deal 15,000 Damage.
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Play 1 Game.
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Earn 10,000 Gold.
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Get 15 Kills and Assists.
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OdysseyPerilousSeas Whirlpool.png Strait of Messina Territory[]

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Get 3 First Wins of the Day.
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Get 80 Kills and Assists.
Charybdis
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Deal 80,000 Player Damage.
Sea Shanty
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Get 4 First Wins of the Day.
Kero Kero
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Earn 70,000 Gold.
No Ragrets!
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Special Conversation[]

A unique conversation between Scylla and Charybdis can be heard in the Strait of Messina territory. The conversation slowly continues along with the player's progress through the territory's quests.


  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "Tiamat hates Zeus too. I think that's why she freed you."
  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: "And now we can punish him for everything he did to me. To us!"
  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "Yeah, heheh! Do you think they'll try to stop us?"
  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: "I hope not...for their sakes."


  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: "Do you hear them Scylla? They want us to stop."
  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "Hehehaha! They always say that, but I never dooo!"
  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "And will you, sister?"
  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: "Neither will I. Not until the gods themselves beg me for forgiveness!"


  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: "Which is it? Smash, crush, or drown?"
  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "How about all of the above? Hehehehaha."
  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "Smash them. Crush them! AND DROWN THEM! HAHAHAHA!"
  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: /sighs/ "Oh Scylla..."


  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "Hey, Charybdis?"
  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: "Yeah, Scylla?"
  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "Am I the rock, or am I the hard place? Hehe."
  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: "Ehh..whichever you prefer, sister. It doesn't matter to me."
  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "Really? Hahaha okay, you can be the rock!"


  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: "We're almost done, sister!"
  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "Now can we find Zeus? I'm getting bored!"
  • T Charybdis Default Icon.png ▶️ Charybdis: "So let's go find him and show him what it really means to be caught between a rock and a hard place."
  • T Scylla Default Icon.png ▶️ Scylla: "YEAAHHH! Hahahaha!"

FAQ[]

What is eligible for Odyssey Points in the SMITE Store?[]

These items will reward you with Odyssey Points Odyssey Points:

  • Odyssey Skins = 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
  • NEW Chest skins while the Odyssey is active (whether rolled or directly purchased) = 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
  • Upcoming Digital Lootpack = 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
  • Battle Pass Free completion = 15,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
  • Battle Pass Premium completion = 5,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
  • NEW Viewer Pass Skin = 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
  • NEW Skins in Theme Bundles = 10,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points
  • You can earn a total of 55,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points for FREE by completing a quest in the King of Babylon territory and participating in the 2 Battle Passes while the Odyssey: Perilous Seas event is active

Where can I track how many Odyssey points I have earned?[]

You can see how many Odyssey Points you have earned by going to the Rewards tab in the Odyssey event. There you will also be able to see the Odyssey Reward tiers and your next obtainable Reward.

What do I get with the Buy All?[]

Players who Buy All will receive all active Odyssey Event Skins. Every two weeks new Skins will be unlocked and added to the player's inventory.

The player will receive all Reward Skins for the 40,000, 80,000, 120,000 and 160,000 Reward Tiers on day 1 of the 8.8 update, including the Unlimited Tier 5 Cthulhu Skin.

I did the Buy All option, do I unlock all the map fragments and the territories?[]

Yes, players who Buy All will unlock all territories and will be able to start one Quest voyage in any territory.

How many total Gems can I find across all the territories?[]

800 Gems.png Gems in total.

How do I start a Quest voyage?[]

First begin in your free territory or unlock a new territory by earning 20,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points. Then select a landmark, one of the sights or structures you see in the territory. Selecting it will ask if you want to start that landmark’s Quest voyage. Quests from the same voyage can be completed simultaneously. Accept the Quest and begin your voyage!

What are the corrupted voyages?[]

Corrupted voyages reward the RAREST items, but beware, the Quests are more difficult to complete!

How many Collection Reward Skins are there?[]

4, you will receive a Collection Reward Skin at 40,000, 80,000, 120,000, and 160,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points!

How do I get the Tier 5 Reward Skin?[]

Unlock the Unlimited Tier 5 Cthulhu Skin by earning 160,000 Odyssey Points Odyssey Points or buying all 16 Odyssey: Perilous Seas Skins. The T5 CthulhuSkin can be unlocked instantly by purchasing the Buy All option!

Lore[]

Deluge[]

Tiamat climbed onto the summit of her great temple and watched as the storm of her making battered Olympus. Great waves lapped at the foothills and torrential rains flooded the home of the gods. But it was not enough.

Already, she could feel the storm’s fury beginning to abate. She was not the only one with some influence over the elements. The gods of Olympus had combined their efforts to disperse the storm. She hissed in annoyance. It was too much to hope that they might have learned their lesson. More stringent methods of discipline were required.

She looked down as three others joined her on the roof. Neith smiled sadly as she took in Tiamat’s expression. “It is even as you predicted, Persephone. They seek to calm the storm. To defy our mother.”

“Not all of them,” Persephone said, quickly. “Some, but not all.”

“Does it matter?” the third of the trio, Morgan Le Fay, said, in mild tones. “They have not expelled Tiamat’s enemies from Olympus. Therefore, Olympus is our enemy.”

Persephone turned. “We do not have to be enemies.”

“Zeus has already cast his gauntlet,” Neith said, gently. “For better or worse, the gods of Olympus have made their choice.” The goddess of fate seemed neither surprised nor particularly pleased with the state of affairs, Tiamat thought. Unlike Morgan, who saw opportunity in the chaos, Neith’s eye was on the bigger picture. For her, this was all but prelude for what was to come.

“Not all of them. Some might yet see sense, if we but wait -” Persephone began. But Tiamat cut her off with a low growl. She looked down at Persephone.

“No. No more waiting. Neith is right, child. The die has been cast. Let fate take its course, for good or ill. Olympus must be taught the folly of standing against me – and they must be taught now, before Gilgamesh infects others with his foolishness. Before they come against me as Marduk and his ilk did, in ancient times.”

Tiamat reared to her full height and spread her shimmering wings wide. “The Olympians wish to face me? I shall show them I am not to be trifled with. I will fall upon them as the hawk seizes the mouse and I shall devour them!”

“Or you could teach them a more lasting lesson,” Persephone said, loudly.

Tiamat paused her wings spread; her head tilted. “Speak your mind, child,” she invited, after a moment’s contemplation.

“It is Zeus who is Gilgamesh’s strongest ally. For now, at least. But remove Zeus, and you remove any influence he might exert on the other gods. Without Zeus, Gilgamesh will have no one to speak for him.”

“What of Merlin?” Morgan began. Persephone rounded on her.

“From what you have claimed, sorceress, Merlin plays his own game. And in any event, he has no influence on the gods. They will no more take his counsel than they would my own. But Zeus – Zeus still has some standing. Not as much as he once did, perhaps, but enough to make things difficult. Humble him, and the other gods will think twice about supporting Gilgamesh.”

“How would you suggest I deal with him?” Tiamat asked.

Persephone gestured to the raging waters of the storm. “Zeus has many enemies, my lady. There are more than a few who long for the chance to destroy him – and many more besides who deserve the opportunity. Show the gods that your ranks do not solely consist of the ambitious -” Here she tossed a meaningful glance at Morgan, whose eyes narrowed in annoyance, before continuing. “- but of the wronged and deserving as well. Show them that you are not a monster, but a queen – and a just queen at that.”

Tiamat hesitated. She glanced in the direction of Olympus. “And how might I do that?” she asked again, more softly this time. Every fibre of her being demanded she fling herself at her enemies, fangs and talons bared. To rend and burn and smash, until she stood alone – triumphant. That had always been her way.

But times had changed. The old ways would not serve here. To try and batter her opponents into submission single-handed would only see her humbled once more – or worse. No, if the world was to be set right, she must set aside her own desires and act as queen.

Persephone took a breath. “Let him drown in the sins of his past. As I said, Zeus has many enemies. I know of two such you could rally to your cause with ease. Persecuted. Maligned. Forgotten. Much as you were at the beginning of all things.”

Tiamat studied the young goddess for long moments. Then, she leaned close.

“Tell me.”

*

Lightning arced down towards the domed roof of Olympus. The crackling bolt stopped – bent – flashed away, to strike a distant mountaintop. From a covered portico some distance below, Gilgamesh watched in no little awe as Zeus and his companions deflected the worst of the storm.

There were four of them, altogether – one positioned at each cardinal direction. Zeus to the north, Susano the south, Ao Kung the west, and Chaac the east. Together the four gods of the storm and the rain pitted their wills against that of Tiamat – and, as far as Gilgamesh could tell, they were prevailing, if somewhat more slowly than he liked to see.

Singly, none of them would have been a match for her storm. But together, they were almost her equal. Steadily, the storm’s strength lessened. Soon, Olympus might even stop flooding. “Inspiring, isn’t it?” he said, looking at his companion. Bellona grunted and ran her hand through her short, shaggy hair.

“Necessity makes for strange bedfellows,” she said.

“You would know,” Gilgamesh retorted. He smiled at her expression. “I am teasing.”

Bellona punched him in the arm. “I did what I did to stop Cthulhu,” she protested. “If I knew then what I know now, I might have tried to come up with a different strategy. One that didn’t involve trusting a duplicitous cur like Set.” She watched as Zeus deflected another bolt of lightning. “She hasn’t attacked yet.”

“She will,” Gilgamesh said, confidently. “She cannot resist the direct approach. She will attack Olympus herself, because to do otherwise might imply that she fears the gods.”

“She has good reason to do so,” Bellona said. “Your gods imprisoned her once. Surely we can do so again.”

“Perhaps. But it is best to make no assumptions. When she attacks, we will have all the proof we require to convince the gods of the rightness of our cause.” Gilgamesh stroked his beard and turned to his companion. “But on to other matters – you were telling me of the others like me: Arthur, Hercules and this new one…Mulan, was it? They were all mortal once, were they not?”

Bellona shook her head. “Hercules was a demigod like yourself, but was elevated by my pantheon for his heroism. Arthur and Mulan were mere mortals though, before their ascension.” She paused, a thoughtful look on her face. “How they did so is still something of a mystery – whether it was the faith of their people, their deeds or some combination is unknown.”

“Perhaps I should speak with Arthur again.” Gilgamesh tugged on his beard, considering this information. Immortality – divinity – was something he strongly desired. The gods of his people had promised it to him, if he but defeated Tiamat. But it seemed there were other routes – easier ones, perhaps – to that which he sought. Why wage a war he did not have to? In truth, he had little grudge against Tiamat. She was a monster, true – but this world was full of monsters. She was tyrant; but had he not been a tyrant, in his youth? He had learned better and so might Tiamat, if given the opportunity.

Gilgamesh sighed. That was the crux of it. Tiamat was not the type to learn from her mistakes. She was too old for that, too powerful. One might as well try and teach the sea not to drown the land. If she was not bound, there was no telling the sort of chaos she would wreak – the harm she might do – in her efforts to claim dominion over the world.

So, he would humble her as the gods had commanded, and receive his reward gladly. But even so, a small mote of doubt persisted – after all, Marduk and the other Babylonian gods had betrayed Tiamat…and they might well do the same to Gilgamesh, for whom they had little affection. That they needed him now was no guarantee that they would follow through with their end of the bargain, especially given their past conflicts. The gods were nothing if not capricious, and only a fool trusted them fully.

His hand tightened on the hilt of his sword as he considered again how he had found himself here. Summoned from the netherworld into a world that was much changed, given a divine task by the very gods who had sent him into unwitting exile, and now seeking the aid of other, unfamiliar gods to fight an enemy whose anger he could not help but sympathize with. Oh Enkidu, what would you say, to see the foolishness of my predicament, he thought, sadly. His friend was gone, down into the lands of the dead, and there he would remain for so long as the gods decreed.

A fate Gilgamesh was determined not to share – whatever the cost.

The wind turned suddenly and he raised a hand to protect his face from a shift in the stinging rain. Bellona, as was her wont, ignored it. “They are getting the upper-hand, I think,” he said. “Soon, this storm will be no more than a drizzle.”

Instead of replying, Bellona peered towards the distant shape of Tiamat’s temple, as if trying to force their enemy to appear through sheer will. “Where is she?” she said again.

Gilgamesh smiled and shook his head. “Patience, my friend. We will have our hands full soon enough, I think.”

*

Tiamat dove down, down – to the very bottom of the sea. The surging waters grew calm in her wake, soothed by her presence. That calm rippled outwards with every beat of her powerful wings. On the surface, a storm raged. But below, all was placid.

At last, Tiamat’s claws touched bottom, sending up slow plumes of silt. Before her, the mouth of a vast lava tube stretched across the sea-bed. The interior of the rocky conduit was murky and shadowed. Even so, Tiamat knew that something – someone – lurked within. She heard the clank of an unseen chain.

“Come out, child,” Tiamat crooned. “I would see your face.” But there was no response, save the rattle of a chain. Then, a sudden inhalation and a whoosh of water as a fierce riptide raced out of the tube and hammered at her with the force of a hundred storms. It surged about her, forming a whirlpool. Tiamat grunted, impressed by the power on display. Any other might have been hurled away by the raging waters. She flexed her wings, disrupting the waters. “You are strong. That is good.”

“What do you want?” a soft, childlike voice asked. Tiamat turned to see a horrific shape floating behind her – a child, a girl from beneath whose flowing dress emerged a quartet of monstrous dog-headed tentacles. The cherubic features were twisted into an expression of malice so profound that even Tiamat was momentarily taken aback.

“Scylla,” she began. Persephone had told her the child’s name – both their names. Tiamat had seen at once why the goddess had recommended them. More, hearing of the cruelties they had endured, she was determined to free them.

“You are not welcome here,” the child hissed. Her dog-heads stirred, tongues lolling, mad eyes gleaming with barely restrained kill-frenzy. Tiamat turned and spread her crackling wings through the waters, causing them to boil and froth about her. “Leave. Do not disturb her. We have had enough of gods and goddesses.”

“Your compassion does you credit, Scylla. Even in your madness, you have not forgotten your sister. But rest easy, I mean neither her nor you any harm.” Tiamat extended a clawed talon. “On the contrary, child, I am here to help you both.”

“Help…us?” asked a voice, from the mouth of the cave. The frothing waters stilled. “No one can help us. We are cursed…cursed…”

“Yes,” Tiamat said. “By Zeus.”

“Zeus.” The voice had become a full-throated snarl. The waters began to grow agitated once more. In the dark of the cave, something moved. Coming closer. “I hate him.”

“We hate him,” Scylla added, her dog-heads growling in excitement.

Tiamat leaned forward her eyes gleaming. “As well you should. He has hurt you. And for that, he should be punished, don’t you think?”

A small form stepped out of the cave, one leg manacled to a heavy, barnacle encrusted chain. A child – a girl – much like Scylla, save that one arm was hidden beneath a tattered cloak. But she was no child, not really. Not anymore. Or, rather, she was a child only the mother of monsters could love.

Charybdis looked up at Tiamat, her innocent features twisted into an expression of predatory glee. “Yes,” she said, smiling fiercely. “Oh yes.”

Vengeance[]

Gilgamesh charged through the surf, the roar of the sea loud in his ears. A geyser of water rose upwards to an impossible height, dragging much of the unfortunate fishing fleet – and their crews – with it. Mortals tumbled through the air as their vessels were crushed and broken by the force of the geyser. He could hear something below the screams and the crash of water – a high, thin sound – like the singing of a child.

As he puzzled over this, a gust of air rocked him as the Roman deity, Mercury, sped past, running across the very surface of the water. “I’ll catch the sailors, can you get them to shore?” he shouted, his words coming so quickly that they nearly blurred into one. Mercury was gone before Gilgamesh could reply, racing around the circumference of the geyser, snatching hapless mortals out of the air as he went. Those he caught, he deposited safely in the shallows near Gilgamesh before speeding back to rescue others.

Gilgamesh gestured towards the shore. “Go – see to your families,” he bellowed in his most authoritative voice – the voice of a king. “Get as far from the water as you can!” They went, faces tight with fear. He heard a shout and turned to see Mercury hurled towards shore by a sudden undulation of water.

A wave rose, and Gilgamesh met it with a sweep of his blade, parting the turbulent waters to reveal their attacker. She seemed to be no more than a child – a young girl. He hesitated, unprepared for the sight, though Bellona and the others had warned him. Her dark eyes fixed on him, and he was struck by the rage in them – the sheer, unadulterated hatred.

Was this the being responsible for the devastation that had swept the coasts since the dissipation of Tiamat’s storm? It seemed inconceivable. In the weeks following Zeus’ successful calming of the skies, a new threat had occupied the attentions of the Olympians and their allies. Savage attacks on dozens of coastal towns and island villages had drawn the gods’ eyes from Tiamat’s temple-palace to the lands of their worshippers.

Gilgamesh had faced monsters before – but this was no monster. Merely a child. He was a king and kings did not make war on children. He made to speak, to bid her surrender, and she flung back the ragged edge of her cloak to reveal a monstrous growth where her arm ought to have been. The growth pulsed, and Gilgamesh was nearly knocked backwards by a forceful exhalation of water. “I don’t know you,” the child – the monster – said. “You’re not an Olympian. But it doesn’t matter. If you stand with them, you’re my enemy too.”

Gilgamesh was driven steadily backwards by the stream of water. Dazed, he shook his head. He heard the splash of footsteps and only just manage to interpose his sword as a dagger sought his vitals. The girl leapt back at his riposte, a snarl of fury on her face. He raised his sword and made to pursue, but the water surged suddenly, separating them.

He turned as the broad form of Poseidon rose from the waves, trident in hand. “Leave her, boy. She is not yours to face. You are no Olympian, whatever Zeus might say.”

Gilgamesh was about to remark on Poseidon’s impertinence when he heard a crash from nearby. He turned and saw Bellona running up the buckling deck of a sinking ship as the second of their opponents rose over the shattered prow – another child, but this one more clearly monstrous. Scylla, they called this one. Serpentine dog-heads lunged out from under the child’s flowing dress and arrowed towards Bellona, snapping at her as she fended them off. The goddess fought to defend the hapless mortal crew, alongside Mulan and Arthur.

Yemoja and Susano were nearby, attempting to calm the raging waters stirred up by the two monsters before they smashed into the fishing village. As he watched, the first monster flung out her grotesque arm, causing the waters to rise in a frenzy. It was all the two gods could do to contain her power. His hand tightened on the hilt of his sword. “Where is Zeus?” he demanded, looking at Poseidon. “He should be here by now. These people belong to him, after all. They are his worshippers.”

“My brother picks his moments – he will strike only when he is certain of victory,” Poseidon said. “Charybdis will be chained once more, and Scylla with her. Both of them will be…where they belong.” There was something in his voice as he said it – regret, perhaps. Gilgamesh studied him.

He knew little of the two creatures they faced, save that they seemed to bear his ally a grudge – and that Tiamat had freed the one called Charybdis. The two creatures had gone on a rampage in the days since, flooding the land, toppling temples and ravaging towns.

He looked back at Charybdis. “What is she?”

“My daughter,” Poseidon said, softly. His expression was one of pain as he watched his child battle his fellow Olympians. “Zeus…punished her, for a mistake I made.” He looked at Gilgamesh. “That is who you have allied yourself with, King Gilgamesh. My brother is courageous, but also arrogant and spiteful.”

Gilgamesh made no reply. Poseidon moved into the water – not towards Charybdis, but rather towards Scylla. As he watched, the Olympian drove his trident into the water, and a wave swelled and smashed into the monster, carrying her away from Bellona and the others. She squalled in fury as Poseidon moved to engage her, his face an unreadable mask.

Bellona and the others splashed towards him. The goddess of war shook wet hair from her face. “I will have words with that old fool after this – Scylla was mine,” she groused.

“We are not here for them, but for the mortals,” Mulan said. “Better this fight had not happened at all.” She looked at Gilgamesh. “The fishermen?”

“Alive. The same cannot be said of their ships.”

Bellona shrugged. “They can build more ships.”

“And in the meantime, they starve,” Mulan said, flatly. “Their children starve. All because we chose this place to make a stand.”

Bellona rounded on her. “It is not we who started this…those two monsters have been preying on the towns and villages of the Ionian Sea for weeks now, ever since Tiamat freed them. If we had not intervened, who knows what they might have done.”

“And if Zeus had not cursed them, had not bound them, there would be no fight at all,” Mulan said, not flinching from the other goddess’ gaze. “It is all of one piece. You cannot take one from the other.” She looked towards the shore, and the flooded town. “Time and again the gods fight one another, and time and again, it is this world and the people who inhabit it that suffers the repercussions of our inability to simply talk to one another.”

Gilgamesh’s eyes strayed to where Arthur herded a group of discombobulated mortals to shore, using Excalibur to part the waves that threatened to drag them back out to sea. Merlin was nowhere to be seen, but that was not surprising. He had his own plans, that one.

“Suffering is part of war,” Bellona said. “Better a little suffering now than what they’ll endure at Tiamat’s claws. Isn’t that right, Gilgamesh?”

Mulan frowned. “Is it? Because she had done nothing until you attacked her.” She looked at Gilgamesh. Again, he felt a flicker of discomfort as her words struck home. Once, he had made his own people’s lives miserable with his unthinking arrogance. Was he doing the same now? He tried to push the thought aside, but it lingered like a bad smell.

“What would you have had me do?” he asked, meeting her gaze. “I am not in the habit of letting my enemies choose the battlefield.” Bellona nodded in agreement. She had counselled attacking swiftly, before Tiamat even realized Gilgamesh had returned. He’d seen the wisdom of it then, but now…

“There are other ways to wage war,” Mulan pressed. “Did you consider any of them?”

Gilgamesh paused. In truth, he was coming to wonder if he had not made a mistake. Perhaps he’d allowed his eagerness to guide him into a rash decision. He did not say so, of course. Instead, he started towards shore, still pondering the matter. If there was a different way, perhaps he was the one destined to find it.

“Come, let us see to the evacuation. Before any more of these mortals are harmed.”

*

Charybdis drew the waters up and lashed out at the gods moving towards her. They were trying to trap her. Mercury darted past her torrent and raced for her, a length of chain in his hands. Magic chain, she knew, forged especially to bind her.

She stepped back, skipping across the surface of the water as lightly as she once had at her father’s behest. Poseidon. He was here too, somewhere – watching. Just as he’d watched her in her imprisonment. Never speaking, never visiting. Just watching. As if he were ashamed of her, or maybe himself. Or maybe he’d just been making sure she stayed where she was, chained to the bottom of the ocean floor.

It didn’t matter anymore. She was free. Free to destroy the world that had been denied her by a god’s pronouncement. She would crush every boat and drown every mortal if that was what it took to make Zeus face her.

Mercury reached her a moment later, slowed somewhat by the weight of the chains. He swung them, and caught her arm – her normal arm. She cried out in pain as the magics sapped her strength. “Scylla – help me!”

Laughing, Scylla scythed through the roiling waters and one of her dog-heads snapped at Mercury, forcing him to release the chain and flee. Scylla took up position beside her, a mad grin stretched across her cherubic features. “This is so much fun,” she giggled. “So many playmates for us to bend and break!”

Charybdis winced as she untangled the chain and cast it away. “We are not doing this because it’s fun, Scylla – we are doing it to draw out Zeus. To punish him.” Every place and vessel they had attacked had held a shrine to Zeus, or been dedicated to his name. Every mortal sent fleeing had done so with a prayer to Zeus on their lips. She’d been certain it would draw him out. But so far, he was nowhere to be seen, and now the other Olympians had caught up with them. “Perhaps we should retreat and try again later…”

Scylla sneered. “Things are just getting good! Besides, if we make enough trouble for them, he’s certain to show up.” She giggled again as the other gods drew near. Some Charybdis recognized, others she did not. But all of them seemed intent on preventing she and Scylla from completing the destruction of the village.

Mercury skidded to a stop nearby. “If you want Zeus, he’ll be here directly…” He glanced up. Instinctively, Charybdis followed his gaze.

Lightning split the sky.

A thunderbolt struck the water and flung Charybdis one way and Scylla the other. Stunned, Charybdis looked up to see Zeus descending from on high, another crackling bolt held ready in his fist. He scowled down at her. “I thought you’d have learned your lesson last time, child. If you’d had any sense, you’d have stayed at the bottom of the sea where I put you. Both of you.”

Scylla recovered first. She shrieked wordlessly and leapt from the water. Zeus flung his thunderbolt and caught her full in the chest, knocking her back into the water. He dropped into the surf and reached for Scylla, hauling her up by the front of her dress. She lolled in his grip, stunned. He looked at Mercury. “The chain. Get it.”

Mercury hastened to obey. Zeus looked at Charybdis. She bared her teeth at him. “You wanted them to tire us out, didn’t you? Too cowardly to meet us in battle yourself. Maybe that’s why you’re not king anymore.”

Zeus smirked. “What I am or am not is not yet decided. But in this moment, you are my prisoner once again, daughter of Poseidon – and for the same reason. You made yourself an ally of my enemy, and that is never wise…is it, brother?”

Charybdis felt a presence behind her and turned. Her father stood behind her, his trident aimed at her throat. Zeus joined him. Poseidon gazed at her sorrowfully. “These mortals have done nothing to you, daughter. They are innocent. You cannot be allowed to harm them. I cannot allow it.”

“You – you cannot allow it?” she snarled, her monstrous limb swelling and pulsing as she rose to her feet, the water lapping at her. “I served you, father – I loved you – and you let Zeus make me this. I was as innocent as these mortals. Was I not as deserving of your protection?”

Poseidon stared at her. Then, slowly, he bowed his head. “I am sorry, my daughter. I am so sorry.” The tip of the trident wavered. Mercury was racing towards them, chains in hand. Charybdis bowed her head as well. Some part of her had known it would end this way. It was her fate to be betrayed and forgotten.

“Why do you apologize, brother? It is her foolishness which is to blame, not yours. Not this time.” Zeus reached out a hand for the chain, as Mercury drew near. He turned to greet the approaching god.

Poseidon whirled and drove the ferrule of his trident into Zeus’ midsection, doubling him over. At the same moment, the ocean heaved and Mercury was hurled into the air. A wave caught him and dragged him under.

Zeus staggered, a look of surprise on his face. Poseidon gestured, and another wave crashed down, flattening the former king of Olympus. “That won’t keep him down for long,” Poseidon said as he looked at his daughter. Charybdis stared at him in shock. He must have taken her surprise for hesitation, for he added, “I do not expect you to forgive me, child – but you must listen. Zeus will recover in a few moments and I cannot protect you from all of them. We must go. Now.”

Charybdis started to reply – stopped. Then, “Scylla too. We cannot leave her.”

Poseidon hesitated, but only for a moment. “Of course.” He stooped and picked up Scylla, cradling her against his chest. Moments later, they dove beneath the riotous waters and began to swim away, faster than any could follow.

“Where are we going, father?” Charybdis asked.

“The only place we can go, child. To seek sanctuary with the one who freed you.” Poseidon glanced at her.

“War is here, and I have chosen my side.”

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