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The gods had cursed Tantalus for his deeds, leaving him to reach for water that was a bit too far and fruits that were a tad too high. The deities of Olympus had seen within their creations a pain they deemed to be the ultimate retribution; to reach for happiness and never secure it.

Tantalus was a king and friend to his creators; titles filled with renown, that is certain, yet Tantalus was a cruel ruler and mischevious ally…