The Burned Pharaoh
Since the dawn of Man, the Gods have involved themselves in the affairs of humankind- and in affairs with humankind. Slaking their all-too-human desires with the flesh of mortal paramours, the Gods often sire half-breed offspring, the Scions.
In ancient times, the Gods interfered with human lives directly, letting rampaging beasts and natural disasters speak of their displeasure with man. In addition the spawn of the Titans often lurked outside civilization, ready to devour hapless mortals. It was to Scions that mortals looked for protection, and it was Scions who often interceded with the Gods, flattering them or moving them to pity.
In due time, the Gods retreated from the World. With the titanspawn threat wiped out by early Scions, the rapid growth of civilization threatened to draw the pantheons of Gods into war through the chains of Fate. To avoid this eventuality the heads of the various pantheons met and agreed that the Gods should leave mankind to its own devices.
All that changed with a single event, the escape of the Titans. Somehow sundering their Underworld prison (and damaging the realms of the dead), the Titans have reentered the Overworld after eons of imprisonment, hungering to regain their former rule and revenge themselves on their wayward offspring, the Gods.
Where once generations of Scions lived and died ignorant of their divine heritage, the Gods again grant Visitation to their half-mortal children, gifting them with relics and the knowledge of their divine heritage, in the hopes that their children may turn the tide of the war in the heavens.