There once was a martyr, who due to his immortal abilities, he became the immortal god of football. He was called Archaeus Maningus, and, he married a usurped queen named Olva, exiled from her home kingdom of Missippia. Together Olva and Archaeus had 3 mortal children all with incredible strength, guts and wisdom named Copeus, Peito, and Elisha, all of whom lived with him on Mount Olympus. One day, Copeus, the eldest, was walking in a meadow in Missippia, and out of nowhere, was overcame by people who disagreed with his father’s rise to immortality and the family living on Mount Olympus, where they felt gods should only live. Despite, attempting to fight these rebels, they brutally, flogged him to death. This upset Archaeus and he and his family went to live in the city of Nerlens in the kingdom of Louisia, neighbor of Missippia.
It was in Louisia, that Peito began to hone his talents. He joined a football team at his school and almost immediately became their leader and the best player on the team. He outwitted and outlasted his rivals on the field and led his group of players to thirty-four victories and only was defeated five times in battle. He was recognized for his greatness all over the region, throughout over forty-nine kingdoms. He later decided to take his talents to the kingdom of Tennes, where he started for four years on the Tennes College football team, playing against top-notch competition and dominating in battle against it. He would win numerous awards for his excellence on the field. He would go on to be the first mortal selected to play the game for a living with a band a football playing male colts representing the kingdom of Indisis. Peito would go on to be considered among the best ever to play and he was declared the best player in the years 2003 and 2004 A.D. In the year 2006, Peito led his band of colts to victory over all of the region’s other teams including the ferocious bears of the city of Chicaga in the kingdom of Illineus. The bears, hungry for the chance to reign supreme were torn apart for the band’s toughness and passion and by Peito’s tactical maneuvers. While Peito was making quite a legacy for himself, Elisha could only look on as his brother, achieved greatness and he stood in his shadow.
Elisha faced constant comparisons to his brother, as he was a good football player as well. As Elisha grew up in the same town and went to the same school as Peito, people remembered all that his brother did and convinced him he would never be as good as his brother. Every day when Elisha went to school he would have to walk down hallways lined with memorabilia of his brother’s accomplishments. They told him he should quit now and save him self the embarrassment of learning that he would never be good enough. After all of the things his brother did Elisha almost became convinced it’d be impossible to compare to him. Almost.
He tried to leave his own legacy but found that he couldn’t, with his father’s immortality and his brother’s greatness. He mainly tried to get out of his brother’s shadow, as he was fresh in everyone’s minds. Elisha went to college at the ancient College of Missippia, where he was welcome because of his bloodline stemming from his father. Although, his father went to the same university, (a rival to Tennes College) people had almost forgotten about his father’s legacy and people were open to seeing what the new generation could do.
Despite, no one ever thinking he was good enough, Elisha was blessed the gift of perseverance by Thina the oft-forgotten immortal god of persistence and wisdom. After four years at the ancient college, Elisha was recognized somewhat but nearly as much as brother. He would receive some accolades for his play but not nearly as many as his brother.
Elisha would end up being chosen to play with a team of lightning bolts and electricians, (Zeus’s favorite team) from the city of Sondegeos in the kingdom of Calfonia....