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Start Spreading The News, Part 1
30th March 2017, a hotel near Heathrow Airport...
As Griffin woke up to wash his face, he said to the bathroom mirror "Good morning, Annabelle."
Annabelle appeared in the mirror, saying "Good morning, Simon."
"This is it, Annabelle. Today's the day I cross the Pond for the first time!"
"The Pond?"
"Another name for the Atlantic Ocean."
"English is such an unusual language."
"It's my native language and I still find myself having to agree with you. And you'd be surprised how many dialects there are for the same language. I knew the basics of the North American dialect well enough before I got the Gift of Understanding."
"North American dialect?"
"That's the version of English they speak in the United States of America and in the Dominion of Canada to their north. A few hundred years and being an entire ocean away can do that to a language. And it's the same thing with French and Spanish, they have their own Transatlantic dialects. Then you get d
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Joan Camber: In the Life of A Griffin by betterwatchit Joan Camber: In the Life of A Griffin :iconbetterwatchit:betterwatchit 1 0
Betterverse Magical Items
A lot of mages create magical items, either for their own use or to order. To create a magical item in the Betterverse, you need:
The formula, which is a list of instructions on how to actually perform the enchantment.
Any components needed to create the enchantment, and these are nearly always relevant to the effect in question.
The item that is to be enchanted.
Sometimes, the formula needs a component that is either rare, expensive or illegal to possess. But on the other hand, it is possible for someone who knows what they're doing to recreate a formula so it instead uses components that are cheaper and easier to get hold of in the mage's general area. For example, an enchantment that would allow Flight or Movement: Safe Fall usually requires a wing-feather from a flight-capable bird. A lot of urban mages who make this enchantment prefer to cast a sleep spell on the nearest pigeon, pluck a single feather and then let the bird wake up in their balcony or back garden with a reduced ris
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One Year On
28th March 2017, Griffin's house...
After Griffin had dinner, he said to his father, "You know what today is, Dad?"
"Today is exactly one year to the day when I died, came back and actually sparked up!"
"I remember now! And you've had quite a time since then, Simon! You've come out of your shell!"
"And I'm glad you've been supportive of me. These past twelve months, I've successfully aided a First Contact, slew a dragon, stopped World War Three before it started, faced SHADOW and stopped a warlock from wrecking the Imperial War Museum."
"When did you stop World War Three?!"
"You remember when I made the news, fighting that dragon in Rochester? That was when I stopped it. That dragon made for a serious distraction, I'm telling you! But it wasn't enough of one as you can see!"
"I'm still surprised you killed it!"
"I was surprised I could actually take it down without getting burnt!"
"This trip you're doing..."
"Yeah, Dad?"
"Does Annabelle e
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No Man's Land Conclusion
The Time in a Bottle, London
The Bottle. Sooner or later, every power in Britain comes to this pub, whether to drink, socialise or to conduct business. As Griffin arrived, he landed in the beer garden, in a cordoned-off section meant to give fliers like himself a place to land safely without having to distract anyone out on the street... Especially anyone who's driving or riding a bike.
As he opened the door into the Bottle, the place went quiet. Even Griffin could tell that everyone must have heard about the Museum fight. Jane the barmaid went "Griffin! John Bull wants to see you upstairs, room two, right now!"
"I'm heading there now, Jane." The upstairs rooms were used by those who needed a little privacy while benefiting from the building's truce enchantment. The one that prevents anyone inside from harming anyone else. If Griffin tried to stab someone, he'd likely miss... and maybe look like an idiot as well.
As he opened the door to the upstairs room, Griffin saw a stout mi
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No Man's Land, Part 4
Vanburgh Park, Blackheath, two minutes later...
Griffin landed at Vanburgh Park, using the bushes and the slight dips in the ground there to conceal himself from any vehicles while he hid his wings. He knew that even though he needed help with his bullet wound, he couldn't go to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Given that he was the only deceased in their mortuary who had actually returned to life, the staff would instantly recognise him. And since they have to tell the police when they treat gunshot wounds, it was ironically the one place Griffin can't go for help.
He also couldn't call the Bottle or the Guardians this soon after an incident without effectively telling every policeman in London - and Officer Benbow - where to look for him. So Griffin had to call someone else. He headed over to Blackheath Library, where he found a phonebox and dialled a number he was saving for emergencies...
"Goldwing? It's the Griffin of London, I need your help."
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No Man's Land, Part 3
As Griffin headed to the bunker, he saw the door to the bunk room move very slightly, like it was only slightly locked. He thought 'That door... The idiot just gave away his position!'
Griffin had an idea. He knew that it was just a latch-hook being used to lock it, so he positioned himself so he was against the wall and not against the door. He slid his sword down the gap he saw. As he cut downwards, he heard someone shout "<FIRE AT THE DOOR!>" in what sounded like German. The gunfire coming out of the door showed that yeah, the warlock's definitely in there! After letting the hail of bullets whizz by him, Griffin entered the room.
There was a man wearing a cheap linen suit, flanked by two skeletons with rifles aimed at Griffin. That had to be the bloody warlock!
The man simply went "<KILL HIM!>"
Griffin just cut the skeletons down, going "YOU! F**KING! WARLOCK!"
The warlock fired a bolt of magic at Griffin, going "Dummkopf!<
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No Man's Land, Part 2
Right now, Griffin's thinking that he needs to extract any civilians still in the exhibit and FAST! He decides to make his way back to the entrance.
He sees two skeletons on the ramp to the exhibit above to shoot some tourists, so he cut them down from behind. After all, they'd do the exact same thing to him!
In the surprise round, Griffin does the Flurry of Steel on two Skeleton Soldier Minions, getting 17 and 23. They get 10 and 9, and are killed again.
When the skeletons fell, Griffin sheathed his sword. He didn't want any civilians who see him to think he was hostile.
He saw an elderly couple banging on the entrance door. The smashed emergency exit button means that the doors must have been sabotaged or they would've gotten out by now! He said to them "You're stuck as well?"
The old man said in an American accent "Who are you?"
"The name's Griffin, I'm getting you both out of here! Stand back, both of you! That corner ought to do it, they can't see you from there! Move it! A
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Goldwing's Mutants and Masterminds Sheet
John Camber AKA Goldwing - PL 10

Strength 0, Stamina 1, Agility 2, Dexterity 2, Fighting 5, Intellect 2, Awareness 5, Presence 5<
Advantages: Artificer, Benefit: Wealth (well-off), Close Attack 5, Equipment 1, Favoured Environment: Air, Improved Initiative, Languages 1, Move-by Action, Ritualist, Trance, Ultimate Effort: Will.
Skills: Athletics 2 (+2), Expertise: Magic 8 (+10), Expertise: Pop Culture 3 (+5), Insight 3 (+8), Intimidation 1 (+6), Perception 3 (+8), Persuasion 1 (+6), Ranged Combat: Magic 8 (+10), Stealth 3 (+5), Technology 3 (+5).
Body Armour Enchantment: Protection 9 (magical, +9 Toughness)
Griffin Physiology
   Senses: Senses 2 (Extended: Vision 1: x10, Low-light Vision)
   Talons: Damage 1 (DC 16; Dangerous)
   Wings: Flight 6 (Speed: 120 miles/hour, 1800 feet/round; Wings)
Insulation Enchantment: Immunity 2 (Environmental C
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No Man's Land, Part 1
Imperial War Museum, Southwark, London, Friday 11th November 2016...
Griffin decided to attend the IWM's controversial new World War I exhibit. They had somehow managed to dig up an actual trench from the Somme itself and carry it all the way over to Britain!
The soil that Griffin was about to step on was the very earth upon which thousands of soldiers died in 1916. Griffin, no longer a stranger to bloodshed and death, could feel the horror that occurred on this very soil a century ago. And since he was likely the only one in the Museum who had actually killed someone, he could very well be the only one there at the moment who could really understand the horror at all! The Battle of the Somme was so bloody, they're STILL finding bombs and bodies there, even TODAY!
As he descended down the ramp into the trench itself, Griffin noted that the soil had been coated with something to keep people from taking bits of the trench awa
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Operation Inundation III: Freedom City Conclusion
Teleportal Room, Scarab's Lair, Freedom City...
As the Legacy reappeared in the Scarab's Lair, Scarab went "Is anyone else hurt?!"
Freedom Eagle said "Only a little."
Lightbearer told them "I've got this, just keep still." He then laid his hands on their shoulders. In seconds, the blaster burns faded away like they were never there.
Scarab said "Thanks, Lightbearer! You know something? I actually died the last time I had to defend the Plaza!"
Everyone else said "YOU WHAT?!"
Scarab told them "The Scions of Sobek had mind-controlled the Freedom League in the 70s, making them bring the Plaza down! I sacrificed myself so they could regain their free will and I'm glad that they succeeded in saving it."
Midnight asked "Which begs the question, why didn't you rejoin the League when you got your memories back, Scarab? You'd easily be able to prove to the older members that you're the original!"
Scarab replied "Because this time around, I wanted to help a team get started f
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Operation Inundation, Freedom City, Part 3B
Pyramid Plaza, Tower Two, 45th floor...
When Lightbearer and Midnight made their way to the stores on the 45th floor, they overheard a unit of SHADOW say "Backup Unit Two on 45th floor, no sign of High-Value Target. Repeat, no sign of High-Value Target."
Before they entered, Midnight whispered "You dazzle them and then I'll gas them, got it?"
"Lightbearer whispered back "Agreed. On three, two, one..."
Then they both charged, shouting "FOR FREEDOM'S LEGACY!"
Lightbearer blinded the SHADOW unit and while they were screaming about how they were blinded, Midnight fired his Mist, flooring five out of six soldiers.
Midnight then used his brass knuckles to lay the giant SHADOW soldier out with a textbook Superman Punch, by leaping forward to put more momentum into his fist!
In the surprise round, Lightbearer Dazzles the SHADOW unit. Four Umbra Guard minions get 14, 21, 17 and 19. Three are blinded (Visually Unaware). Fist-in-SHADOW gets 14 and is Visually Disabled. Flame-In-SHAD
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JAMEArts Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!

I really appreciate it <3
Megamink1997 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Happy Birthday. :cake: :)
DeathFromaCan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey babe...
AWRowland Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the watch!!
Otakuwolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thank you so veeeeeeeeeeeeeery much for the watch ;) :D :D !!!
Mega-Shonen-One-64 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kaaslave Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Thanks for faving "Mars Attacks the World of Darkness"! :)

What did you like about it?
LexisSketches Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
Hi! Just a random deviant stopping by to say hello! :eager: by darkmoon3636
Hug I hope you've been having a lovely February La la la la
Heart Have a wonderful day/night! :) (Smile)
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KG5000 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Cheers, Bett :)
Rickz0r Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
djpj411 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Thanks for the watch
GoodKittyNyanchan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconrika-plz:  Thankies for the watch-nya. :heart: :iconazu-nyanplz:
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AbelMvada Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Hi, Simon - thanks for letting :iconatariforce: show off your photo!
You're more than welcome join our new group, should you feel so inclined, or to check out the galleries anytime you like. Cheers!
VS-Devao-Irsez Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Happy belated 30th Birthday Simon :cake:

I'm a friend of some of your friends here on DA and have been a casual follower of your photography work on this page, and I also remembered that you mentioned something along the lines of being a Libertarian, well as it so happens I attended my first Libertarian party convention in my own country on Saturday and I remembered that it also happened be your birthday. Since it was a busy weekend for me I didn't get a chance to chime in here until now so happy 30th birthday, albeit 2 days late, once again Simon. :party: :cake:
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Megamink1997 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Happy Birthday. :cake:
Sorry for being late.
Darkgon01 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Just to warn you, your newest watcher :iconalerkina2: is a notorious art thief. For more info read here [link] , look here and here [link] , and read here, [link] . You'll probably want to warn your watchers and friends as he'll go after them next.
Vestiphile Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thanks for watching.

I WON'T LET YOU DOWN...or something.
JustBeFantastic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heey! I just came across your page AND I have a question to ask yaa!

Would you be willing to vote for me? Its an art competition, and its national! it would mean SO much if you did!

here is the link: [link]

All you have to do is log in, click terms and agreements, go back to my drawing (it should be in the most votes section) and theen click VOTE!

Thank you SOO much if you do! i would really appreciate it hehe !

Have a good day dear!
Shennanigma Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding me to your DeviantWatch! I promise you'll Love what I have in store!
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MGmaciek Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
SciFi-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
... loved your BBC Microcomputer 32K image ... and forgot to mention in my comment that I actually used to sell those computers in the eighties, and had first crack at the Master 128 machine too before it was publically available as I was a hardware tester working for a company that has long since ceased to exist.
surumi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional
Thank you :D
Krullish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks alot for watching me dude! :D :earth:
TimmyTa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch! :)
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333holifin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thank you very much!Merry Christmas!
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