During the Trojan War, while searching for Troy and sacking Teuthrania, mistaking it for the cursed city, Achilles' vessels put in at Scyros (where Achilles had lived hidden for some time), where he married Deïdameia, the daughter of King Lycomedes. During the wedding, Teuthrania king Telephus came to him, claiming Achilles was the only one who could heal his wound, which he managed to do by scraping rust from the ashen spear that had wounded Telephus into the wound. In gratitude, Telephus showed Achilles what course to steer to reach Troy, but did no join them. Achilles also impregnated Deïdameia.
Trojan War involvement
As the oracle and Priam's son Helenus foretold that without the son of Achaea's most formidable warrior (among other things), the war would never end, Odysseus and Diomedes went to Scyros to retrieve Neoptolemus.
Neoptolemus wished to meet his father alive, and so Achilles' ghost came to visit him at night, under Hades' consent for once only, and asked him to not shame his name in battle. Aboard his father's Chariot of Achilles and leading the Myrmidons, Neoptolemus clashed with Telephus' son Eurypylus who led the Trojans, recalling him that his father had wounded then healed his own before killing him.
Their fight was witnessed by Strife, from Olympus, by the other Gods, and by the leaders of Trojans and Achaeans. As Neoptolemus gloated over the corpse of Eurypylus, Ares departed from Olympus to support the Trojans, but was intercepted by Athena who favored the Achaeans. Their clashed was prevented by Zeus, and Ares drew back from the war.
Fall of Troy
They found the palace deserted from Priam, but Neoptolemus found his sons Pammon, Polites and Antiphonus, whom he slew as his father had killed Hector, and as revenge Paris who had killed Achilles.
Aftermaths and later life
Neoptolemus returned home by overland, forewarned by Thetis of the risk of returning through the sea (as the other Achaeans, whom some were killed or lost for years). His father's mentor Old Phoenix died along the way, and Neoptolemus buried him.
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