- This article is about the game. For other uses of the term, see Scion (disambiguation).
- Main article: Scion (character)
Players take the role of Scions, children of the gods who act as their parents' agents in the world of mortals. They must struggle against the Titans, the beings who opposed the gods long ago, but also against the Scions of their parent's rival gods. Scions may grow in power and eventually become gods themselves.
- Main article: Pantheon (Scion)
The gods in the three core books of Scion are the gods of six large polytheistic pantheons found in human culture: the Pesedjet, the Dodekatheon, the Aesir, the Atzlánti, the Amatsukami, and the Loa. The pantheons and names as they currently exist represent their most well-known aspects, but each pantheon can and has appeared under different guises to different cultures throughout their history.
There are supplements that allow Players and Storytellers to also put into play other pantheons from other cultures (or make their own).
Regardless of history or outlook, each pantheon is doing their part in the war against the Titans.
- Main article: Epic Attribute
Epic Attributes are the powers inherent in any Scion from birth, essentially natural talents developed to a powerful extreme. Some, if not all, of a Scion's Epic Attributes will reflect their divine parentage; the children of a god of beauty will usually have at least one Epic Appearance attribute, while a warrior god's child will have Epic Strength, Epic Dexterity, or both depending on their preferred fighting style.
In addition, Epic Attributes grant Scions special abilities called Knacks, further enhancing their natural talents.
Purviews & BirthrightsEdit
Purviews are the exotic powers granted to Scions by their divine blood, which grant a Scion their otherworldly talents. However, inexperienced Scions can only access their purviews via a Birthright, or divine artifact, granted by their parent. As the Scion grows in experience and power, the purviews become second nature, and the Birthrights change to become useful in other ways.