Born in the wastes and ruin of Northern Europe, among Germanic warriors and Nordic pirates, the Aesir compose the fourth oldest of the divine families. Their pantheon is the product of a shotgun wedding around 1,000 years ago, when the Aesir and the Vanir (an earlier pantheon) were both devastated by the Titans during a war in the North. Relying on the safety of numbers, the Aesir absorbed their rivals into their ranks and thus preserved themselves in difficult times.
The Aesir represent a third option apart from those espoused by the Dodekatheon and the Pesedjet. Aesir Scions promote community stability as a hedge against modern life’s harshness. Yet, they also emphasize personal rights and individual honor. Therefore, while family and nation are important, injustice against a single person is cause for action and even vengeance.
The handsomest of the Aesir, Baldur is a genial and orderly fellow, in keeping with his role as God of the sun. His blond hair is always just a little longer than custom allows for while still being perfect. His white teeth, incredible physique, graceful dexterity and sincere eyes make it impossible to deny him anything he asks for. He can be persuasive and charming, fierce and intimidating, clever and generous, but he rarely strays from his intended course. That course is usually predictable and clear.
Baldur is a valiant warrior, loved by everyone except Loki. Even Hel has a crush on him. His legendary hall had a golden roof and silver walls, and he could shoot a man from the other side of the World with one eye closed. In modern times, Baldur takes on roles that suit his everyday good-guy projection and Nordic good looks. Hes been a movie star, a fireman, an alternative energy expert, a veterinarian, a lifeguard and a sports star. Yet his greatness and goodness tend to make him the best and greatest man in the room. Baldur is fated not to share the stage with anyone, which leads him (and his Scions) into roles where they engender jealousy and envy.
Baldur has many Scions, not because he necessarily wants many, but because he likes to make women happy. It is virtually impossible not to like him and lust after him. His children are genuinely good folk, destined to help the World. Their very goodness, of course, tends to bring them to unspeakably unpleasant ends, just like the one their father is destined to suffer.
Associated Powers: Epic Appearance, Epic Charisma, Guardian, Jotunblut, Sun
Abilities: Art, Athletics, Brawl, Melee, Marksmanship, Presence
Rivals: Hel, Loki; Apollo, Horus, Izanami, Kalfu, Miclntecuhtli
AKA: Frau, Freyja