Trithos takes place in a North America Native American world untouched by Europe. It is about people called thoses, who have abilities. There are three primary abilities. A thos is either an ethos, logos, pathos, ethlog, patheth, logpa, or trithos.
Form of Matter: Gas
Examples: Air, Fire
Those with ethos powers do the kind thing above the logical and self-serving thing. They consider many things sacred and not meant for human power over.
Form of Matter: Liquid
Examples: Blood, Lava, Water
Those with logos powers do the logical thing over the kind or self-serving thing. They are cold and calculating and personal relationships mean very little to them other than to serve a function. They don't mind spilling blood or lava, so long as it makes sense.
Form of Matter: Solid
Examples: Stone, Wood, Ice
Those with pathos powers do the self-serving thing rather than the kind or logical thing. They are dark and gritty and fueled by the empitness(es) of fear, guilt, shame, and/ or grief. They will follow their voids and doubt the existence of ethos.
Forms of Matter: Gas and Liquid
Examples: Water Vapor (Clouds/ Steam/ Fog)
Those with ethlog try to find a balance between logos and ethos. They can be very noble, but sometimes detached without the solid tether of pathos.
Forms of Matter: Gas and Solid
Examples: Smoke, Dust
Those with patheth try to find a balance between pathos and ethos. They have an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the other. Many of the angel and demon debates are void of logic.
Forms of Matter: Liquid and Solid
Examples: Sap, Sand, Mud
Those with logpa try to find a balance between pathos and logos. They have deep emotional wounds and are highly intelligent. They are cunning and opportunistic and don't consider much morally sacred.
Forms of Matter: Solid, Liquid, and Gas
Trithoses struggle with finding the balance between the three thoses as they have a connection to all three motivations. They are extremely rare.