Basil had always thought of himself as a normal kid. That is until he turned twelve where his new puppy (a birthday present), whom he had named Orthrus (Cerberus's brother)- being a huge fan of Greek mythology- tried to eat him. Upon seeing his new dog's head turn into two heads he knew something was up, that this wasn't normal. Of course he was the only one who could see how his puppy transformed and attacked him, everyone else thought the dog was just a normal dog trying to play. But when Basil showed his mother the marks the beast left on him she knew it was time to send her boy to camp half blood. She dropped Basil off at the boarder of the camp shortly after his birthday and never came back to see him again. Presently, five years later, Basil was reminiscing on the last time he had seen his mother as he walked along the shore behind the Poseidon cabin, taking a breather from the days activities when he looked up and saw a large lump of sand-covered ... Something laid out on the beach in front of him. Curiously, he took a cautious step toward it.