Alexandria in Antiquity
Stheno & Euryale
Stheno is a thin old hag with rather lively, stringy hair that seems to have a mind of it's own. A squat but matronly hag, her younger sister Euryale has a messy tangle of hair that seems to writhe with a mind of it's own.
Mycenaean Nosferatu elders with confused ideas as to what happened long ago, Stheno and Euryale are the two immortal sisters of Medusa, the Gorgons of legend. Or at least that’s what they say. Speculating the sisters are more than a thousand is pure guesswork, but they have power, and that helps them stake any claim of age they like. The sisters had been found by Alexander’s mother Olympias, who persuaded them to watch over her son (how he ended up sporting the Medusa crest on his armor). They followed him on campaign as far as Egypt, but grew tired of insentient battles and protecting him from the wrath of foreign Kindred. When he decided to build Alexandria, they recognized an opportunity and stayed to make sure it was constructed to their liking. The two live in a small palace (the House of the Medusa, in memory of their sister), which links to the tunnel network connecting the city cistern system. They had ruled the city unopposed up until recently through Cleomenes of Naucratis, but his arrest and subsequent execution by Ptolemy has badly damaged their control behind the scenes and their claims of ruling the cities undead.