Same shyt, different day, huh?.....lemme tell you something, buddy...
: STR: 11; DEX: 16; CON: 20; INT: 18; WIS: 21; CHA: 19
: Tough 5; Fort 5; Ref 3; Will 5
: Attractive (2 ranks); Benefit: Wealth (6 ranks); Eidetic Memory; Favored Opponent: The Keres (4 ranks); Fearless; Master Plan; Jack-of-all-trades; Ritualist; Well-informed.
(7 Ranks, Passive, Personal, Permanent)
(6 Ranks, Reaction, Personal, Instant, Limited: Magic)
Device: Pandora's Box
(10 ranks, Easy to Loose, Unique: one in existance at a time)
--Exorcism (10 Ranks, Limited: The Keres)
--Boost: Mind Shield (4 ranks)
--Reflection Field (2 ranks, Limited: Magical Effects)
--Boost: Clairaudience (8 ranks)
Bluff: 16; Craft (pottery): 20; Diplomacy: 16; Disguise: 12; Gather Info: 20; Intimidate: 16; Knowledge (Theology): 16; Knowledge (History): 16; Knowledge (Arcane): 16; Notice: 13; Sense Motive: 13; Survival: 9;
"For ere this the tribes of men lived on earth remote and free from ills and hard toil and heavy sickness which bring the Keres upon men; for in misery men grow old quickly"
Mother of Misery. Bringer of the Eternal Sorrows. Echidna. Pandora has gone by these and many more titles in the past. She is forever known by mankind as the first woman, the foolish creature that released the Keres upon the human race.
If one was to read the myths that surround Pandora, they would find that she was given gifts by the gods upon her creation. She was also gifted a container and told to NEVER open it. After some time, Pandora fell into curiosity, like the rest of the human race. She opened the container and out poured the Keres, the 10,000 servants of the original Seven Sins: Greed, Pride, Lust, Wrath, Sloth, Envy, and Gluttony. She closed the container too late and the Keres flew out and spread over the earth, raining misery upon mortals.
What the myths omit is that it wasn't curiosity that took hold of her. Before opening the "box", Pandora was visited by the embodiments of the Sins in her sleep, disguised as avatars of the gods. They told her of pain and suffering that the world was going through, and that the only cure was to open the container. They told her that everything that man deserved was in that box, and that she was to heal mankind and relieve it of their sorrows. Tricked by them, Pandora opened the box upon awakening and the sorrows and pain that were told to her flew out and inflicted mankind.
The myths also speak of Hope, the one thing left in the box. That is a mis-interpretation. The container itself IS hope, because it has the power to re-capture all the Keros, as well as the Seven Sins themselves, thus ending the sorrows and miseries that have visited mankind. Unfortunately, it has a flaw: it requires the holder to track down and re-capture each servant and Sin one by one. After several millenia, Pandora still searches for the Keros and their masters. She has managed to capture a thousand of the Keros, but that still leaves thousands more to track down and capture, along with the Sins.
*explaining the specifics on "Pandora's Box"*
First off, it's not a "box" per-se.
It's an alabaster jar, about the size of an urn.
Secondly, the item is Unique, meaning that it cannot be copied in exact form, abilities, artistry, etc. This prevents duplicates of the container from being constructed, either by Pandora or an outside source. This, in and of itself, has a slight exception.
I wrote in "one in existance at a time" for a damn good reason. The jar itself can be stolen, lost, captured, even destroyed. Should the latter happen, Pandora herself has the abilities to re-create the jar, then "dedicate" it to the gods, who will re-assign the powers of the origional to the new container. She cannot, however, create more than one, preventing her from creating hundreds upon thousands of the jars.
The container has the ability to exorcise and trap the Keres, grants the abilities of Clairaudience and Mind Shield to the bearer, and has Reflection Shield when it comes to magical effects (it cannot be damaged, transported, captured, etc. by magical means.)