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Aten, Titan of Light as Brightness is nowadays the unrivaled ruler of Aether after he overthrew and absorbed Hyperion several millennia ago.

Starting off as a minor Titanspawn of the titanic realm of Light, Aten managed to climb the power ladder rather quickly and to absorb or kill his rivals with the supernatural efficiency now known to be his trademark. Aten is not the type of Titan who compromises. Compared to the Gods, every Titan is uncompromising, but even among his titanic brothers and sisters Aten is considered as a tyrannical being. Every rival and every other being of interest must be either converted or killed.

Along with Apep he is an age-old enemy of the Neter. Where Apep's goals are focused mainly on Atum Re and Aunu, Aten's are the complete and utter obliteration of every Egyptian God. He almost succeeded when he managed to pull off Akhenaten's trick over the Neter.

Aten's lightning rise to power began when he poisoned the former General of the Neter: Heru-Ur. While the latter was on the mission within Aether, he injected him a substance of unknown origin which started to absorb the God's Legend. The process was slow but unrelenting and would eventually lead to Heru-Ur's death a millennium later. Meanwhile, the absorption of Heru-Ur's Legend gave Aten enough raw power to kickstart his campaign to overthrow Hyperion.

Aten's war against the Throne of Light took him about a millenium. His first victim was Hemera, Titan of the Day, who he absorbed. The more Legend Aten was draining from Heru-Ur, the more powerful he was becoming. Eventually, after a fierce battle where Zhulong managed to unexpectedly escape to the Jade Sea, Aten made him persona non grata in Aether and thus sent the Titan of Illumination into exile among his own Dragon kin.

After Zhulong, it was the turn of Hyperion's children. Selene was first to suffer Aten's wrath. Unfortunately the Titan of Night as Moon, who has her realm in both Aether and Nyx, is no warrior compared to Aten and she was pushed back into Nyx. Then Aten's focus reached Helios but, as Hyperion's last remaining son, Helios had assets up his sleeves and he still does nowadays. After millenia of fight, Helios still battles every day against Aten's hegemonic rule over Aether with the Gods' backup, especially the Neter's.

Aten's final blow was dealt when Heru-Ur died. Being responsible of the God's death combined with the remaining Legend absorption gave the Titan enough power to challenge Hyperion himself. After a war which lasted decades, Aten defeated the Titan of Glory and eventually absorbed him entirely. With all his rivals neutralized, Aten proclaimed himself ruler of Aether and changed the very nature of the realm, going from a set of warm, beautiful, ever illuminated glorious landscapes to an unified flash brightening - and almost burning - land, permanently under the watchful gaze of his angelic spawns.

Despite seeming like an unstoppable force, Aten has several flaws any cunning being can use to trap him. Ego happens to be one of those flaws. Over his millenia-long campaign against the Light Throne, Aten's ego grew with his victories…until it became oversized. Moreover, Aten is also extremely greedy and any relic or emblem linked to anything close to the concept of Light appeals to his envy. Aten must be the best and strongest among his kin and exterior signs of such power are useful tools to affirm his status…and inflate his ego even more in the process.

Akhenaten

The tale of Akhenaten tells how, for the first time, a Titan forced the cult of a pantheon - and a powerful one that is - to go underground for decades and have their worship replaced by the one of said Titan.

Akhenaten, also called Amenhotep IV, was the son of Amenhotep III, one of the greatest pharaohs Ancient Egypt ever birthed. Under Amenhotep III, Ancient Egypt knew its most prosperous times and reached its peak of artistic and international power. In order to ensure the perennity of Egypt's prosperity, Atum Re infused the Pharaoh with Legend during a praying ritual. Later on, from his intercourse with his own wife, Amenhotep fathered Akhenaten, Godborn of Re.

Growing up, Akhenaten was becoming jealous of his father's success. Everywhere he went, Amenhotep was reverred, respected and treated like a God amongst humans. Terrified he could not stand the comparison with his father, Akhenaten traveled to Aether and met Aten, still a minor Titan on the verge of absorbing Hemera. Aten, seeing in the young godborn a means to deal a serious strike on the Neter, taught the young man a few of his spells and abilities. When returning to Egypt, Akhenaten waited patiently for his father to die. After his induction as new Pharaoh, Akhenaten ordered the construction of a new capital called Akhetaten (Horizon of Aten) and instated almost immediately the cult of Aten using fear and tyranny to force people to abandon Re's cult and direct their prayers and rituals to Aten. This is when Akhenaten took the name he is known by, meaning Effective for Aten. The priests all over Egypt were forced to learn the new rituals and those who were resisting were executed. The same went for the people who still decided to pray the Neter Gods in secret. For over 20 years, Akhenaten tapped into Aten's concept, giving the latter more power and allowing the former to control his population through mind manipulation, fear and force. Eventually, this cautiousness use of legendary abilities turned him into a titanspawn of Aten.

Meanwhile, the Neter was working to reclaim the control of Egypt under their former leadership and raised a rebellion against the tyran, the Order of the Dawn. To this day, nobody knows how Aten managed to keep the Neter at bay for 20 years while being a minor Titan. One night, members of the Order managed to break into Akhenaten's palace and kill him. In order to punish the creature for its deeds, they stripped his body apart and scattered the anima-dripping parts all over Egypt. No funerals and no scriptural honors were made for Akhenaten, in an attempt to erase this shameful part out of the Kingdom's history. Once the rebellion completed, the Order went back underground and was never heard of for over a millennium or so.

During his reign, Akhenaten had a son, Tutankhaten, who took his father's succession at the head of a broken country. Quickly after his induction, Tutankhaten took another name: Tutankhamun, testimony of his will to erase his father's mischiefs and abandoned the capital of Akhetaten to move back to the former capital of Egypt: Thebes. Tutankhamun spent all his reign working to erase completely all remains of Aten's cult and three more pharaohs after him had to carry on his work to ensure no glimpse of Atenism would ever remain on the World.