Griffin Kiane is a side character in the Planet Teral storyline of Sea of Stars: The Grand Odyssey.
Griffin was born in a poor family and worked as a mercenary to gain money. He would often take the most dangerous and high paying jobs leading to him becoming one of the wealthiest mercenaries. Despite living poor his entire childhood he would always use his money to free slaves from captivity by buying them and setting them free rather than killing their masters.
One day when he met a slave girl Janeen in an underground mine and decided to buy her from her master. Seeing that she was only 15 years old Griffin decided to take her back to his home to live with him until she would be able to fend for herself. After bringing her to his home he taught her basic skills and knowledge that she was not able to learn while being a slave as well as offensive and defensive magic spells.
After living with him for some time Janeen falls in love with Griffin and vows to serve him in any way she could so she would be able to keep living with him. Griffin turns this offer down and instead proposes to her to become his wife. They soon marry and eventually have two children, Luke and Linn who Janeen would take care of while Griffin was off working as a mercenary.
One day while on the job he stumbled into the Harpy Tower and was captured by Harpies after one bit his neck and caused him to become paralyzed. In an experiment the Harpies cast an ancient curse upon Griffin causing him to slowly mutate and corrupt him causing him to devise a plan that would allow the Harpy race to rule Teral. He then returned to his home and began to treat his family like slaves and sadistically punished them if they were to resist. He eventually decided to do an experiment on Luke and Linn to turn them into Harpy hybrids ignoring Janeen's desperate pleas. The experiment fails and the children are subsequently killed. As Janeen mourned thee death of her children she pleaded for Griffin to let her go. In response he told her that he never really loved her and stated that he should have left her in the mines to be a slave, breaking her heart and throwing her into a state of deep sadness.
Griffin's Secret Project
He eventually leaves to go to the nearby village, bringing his children's dead bodies with him so that he could continue his experiments in his secret underground base with no risk of being seen. Here he continues to experiment on his deceased children, eventually succeeding and creating clones that were half Harpy and half Teralian. After sensing that Janeen and another person was in the base he quickly activated an energy cage to capture Janeen and separate her from the other intruder. After she was thrown into a dark room Griffin opened a portal and walked through towards Janeen asking why she didn't follow his orders of staying in the house, to which she replied saying that she wanted everything to go back to normal and for their children to still be alive even though it was impossible.
Hearing this, Griffin then moves out of the way of the portal and the two hooded clones of Luke and Linn walked out. After revealing that they were half Harpy clones of their dead children Griffin then explained to her that ever since he got cursed he had been planning on creating an army of Harpy clones to lead the dying race into a new age of chaos to rule Teral. Shocked and paralyzed at seeing her dead children's faces again she was not able to retaliate and refused to fight back, sustaining major wounds as they attacked her. She attempted to reach out to them and hoping to get them to remember her, although all attempts were futile as Griffin told her that these weren't her children anymore and that the old Luke and Linn were dead. Even after hearing this Janeen still attempted to make them recall the times they spent together, only getting mortally wounded in the process. She eventually gives up and accepts her fate as Griffin orders them to finish her off.
As they begin to charge up an Energy Wave Slash Janeen begins to recall her past and tells Griffin that in the end she knew deep down he was still the same person that she was in love with. Griffin's eye twitches and he turns away and begins to start walking towards the portal as he starts to clench his head breathing heavily as his humanity begins to fight back against the curse. Just before their attack was about to kill Janeen, Karinus runs in and deflects the attack towards Griffin, cutting part of wing off and stopping him from going through the portal. Karinus quickly figuring out what was happening asks why Janeen doesn't fight back knowing that they were not her real children. Janeen says that she would not be able to live with herself if she were to hurt or kill her children, even if they were just evil clones. Karinus then tells Janeen to look away if that were the case as he states that he could see that the only way to defeat without risking the village people's lives was to completely destroy them. Janeen listens to him crying to herself as Karinus proceeded to fight the half Harpy Luke and Linn.
After Karinus finished off the clones successfully he collapsed in exhaustion unable to move. Griffin then began to walk towards Janeen and as his eyes began to change back and forth from his regular eyes to his darkened Harpy eyes. He grabbed and grasped her, solemnly apologizing for what he had done to her and their children as his two personalities began to change back and forth due to the Harpy spell's effect starting to react violently to his conflicting emotions. After this with the last bit of his humanity still in control he used the last bit of his power in an attempt to destroy himself to prevent any harm to come upon anyone else. Disregarding Janeen's pleas Griffin told her that he deserved to die for what he had done and to not cry for him as lights began to violently flash out of his body, eventually enveloping him and causing him to disintegrate, leaving nothing but the photo of their family that he kept with him even after he was cursed.
Life after Death
After Everett was almost beaten to near death by an Organization member during the final battle for Teral she was greeted by the souls of all that died on Teral, including Griffin, Janeen, Luke, and Linn. Janeen then explained how her despite not valuing her own life enough to stay alive she still wanted life on Teral to prosper and not suffer the same fate as her and along with her family entered Everetts' soul adding their energy into her to help her fight alongside Dio in the battle to save Teral. After the final battle was over Janeen along with the rest of her family after met Karinus again and introduced her family. Karinus happy to see her again was still mad at her for not keeping her promise to which she apologized for. After Karinus bid her farewell Janeen and her family returned into the Heaven Realm bidding farewell to everyone.
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