Olympians' Trial: Hermes
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One of the transcripts of the Trial of the Olympians that decided Asterion's fate.
Hermes, God of Commerce and Herald of the Gods, voted in favor of Asterion.
"Must I really? Well then. I admit my mind was wandering a bit during the whole discussion, I'm afraid I didn't catch the arguments and all that. Still I have an idea or two, I think.
Simply put, is this whole thing really necessary? Wasn't this mortal already judged by uncle Hades? I don't understand why this one is getting all this special treatment when the things you accuse him of are, well, insignificant. I mean, I've escorted people who've done much worse and I never heard a complaint from Olympus. I really don't see why this one's so special.
On top of that, well, you know what I think about how Olympus treats mortals. You throw suffering upon suffering on them, make them toil until their bones can't take it any longer and then spit on their graves for good measure! It's too much, too much. Come on, have some mercy!
And that's not even touching on what uncle Hades wrote — I mean, dad, you did swear on Styx. Judging the dead is his thing and none of our business! Breaking an oath won't end well for you, and I reckon it's gonna be a mess for all of us too.
And Athena, listen here, just look at Ares. He's loving this whole thing, he can barely hold it in his pants. Tell me, when was going with what he wanted ever a good idea? I tell you, he knows this will bring grief upon grief, we're all gonna regret this mess.
So, my vote: let the hybrid stay in Hades.
Ok, can I go now? I have deliveries to — really? I said my thing already, can't I be excused just this once?"