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Ekhidna (she-viper) was a Drakaina which lived in the closing years of the Topakhon Wars, a massive galaxy-wide event and history period. Like all Drakainas, she is somewhat related to Tritons and their primitive counterparts, Chthonian Tritons, or the Proteus, their ancestors. That implies they can generate a spine organ to store their memories and ipseity should they die. While Tritons develop a conch to hold it, Drakainas often shed old skin to keep it there on their own bodies.

One of eight daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, she draws from Vovin (Elemental Dragon) and Nymph (with body components similar of a cnidarian but humanoid in form) blood. She also is reputedly immortal but has no access to use the immortal serum of her organism. Some Drakainas feed or act as vampires on other beings to survive, yet others try to reach this immortal part of their metabolism through divination.

She lived roughly three centuries, traveling from Helladeas (her homeworld) and Tredius (a primitive almost unexplored planet during the early moments of the war, but at its closing centuries was a promissory test subject and colony for many fronts), the "Third World", where there was Atlantis and other fronts such as Nahui-atl.
Ekhidna was disgusted as her sisters were all occupied with war (in different manners), believing it to be a great event which needed their 'participation'. Herself believed it as an imposed state of the gods, which claimed the life of the individuals to their own. Anyone could tell it as the war wasn't solved in roughly a millennia, and it was just setting traditional powers in a dichotomy understanding of reality.

As so, she revealed to the Vovin that one of those powers, the Olympians, were planning to get rid of them. That plans and involving her on it caused the death of her only brother Ladon, who served the Hesperides and soon enough was hammered by the Olympian-initiated Triton Hero Hercules.
After this event, she sought after Charon and crafted the Tartarean Blade, a Rasa (hidden element) based weapon forged directly from Chaos Conch. Its power was so great that it could be an Omphalos on its own.

Her conflicts with Olympians and traditional powers also made Zeus himself use his 'pan-optic' giant to search for her. As a power-hunger entity which predated the late rationalizing of Tredius, he was at first thought to be defeated by her, but eventually returned, proving that he was actually the head of the Frashokeretian Alliance (a side of the war) and obviously that the whole event of the war was but a rivalry between him and his 'brother' the spirit of Darkness.

One was Ahura-Mazda, trying to bind all creation to his will, to organize the world. Rustic realities and all those unfit (like Ekhidna and those related to her at any point) were forced in an unseen violent (that of traditions, morality or 'nature') way to submit (regarded as 'minority' instead of anti-hegemonic). The other was Angra-Manyu, the force of self-enveloping through nihilism, the dark form of uniformization and to settle one thing, he believes reality itself to be overly-repeated and fated to cease by his own will, and as so he use individual-oriented philosophy which just repeatedly create egoistical individuals classified in a sole body of society (through co-optation).

Eventually, Ekhidna lost the way back to Helladeas and spent more time in Tredius. There she began her own initiatory divination cult in Crete, where she was reputedly known as a form of the "Mother Goddess". However, she herself wasn't aligned to the way more common familiar principles - she had a certain disgust for the patriarchal treatment religions had outside Tredius and was an early, archaic feminist herself.
When she returned to Helladeas, she disappeared. Ambushed by proven to be alive Zeus and his Pan-Optic form, she was ambushed in a sinking Atlantis and her passage through Chaos delivered her to the Drakon Mount, mountain of the far-seeing in the edge downward to Olympus.

If she remains there or not is yet unknown, but she lost her weapon in the process, as she left it at "Avalon", a Tredian version of Hesperides' Island in Helladeas, where she believed to be capable of generating an autotrophic stimulating plant capable to make individuals able of depending only on themselves to exist. The weapon in Avalon keep it hidden through mists, so this safe-place is out of bonds for the colonialists, be them the basileis-kings or the artisan-counselors, growing forces in primitive Tredius.
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