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Start Spreading the News, Conclusion
10:40 P.M. Sunset Park...
It was late at night and only crickets could be heard at the park. Griffin, Cass and Nieulor were all in position, making notes of potential hostiles. Only one of the bugbears was any good at hiding, but not good enough.
There are three Bugbears in the park, trying to be subtle. They get 22, Natural 1 and 8 on a Stealth roll.
Griffin does a Perception check and gets 22, 6 and 17. Ms. Magus gets 21, 18 and 13. All three bugbears have been found!
That was when Lastrode turned up early with the dog and two bodyguards who looked a lot like the bugbears that Griffin and Cass saw.
The dog's ears suddenly perked up. Lastrode looked at the dog and then pointed at Nieulor, shouting "KILL HIM NOW!"
Griffin drew his still-sheathed sword, yelling "AMBUSH!"
Roll Initiative! Lastrode gets 22, a Bugbear gets 21, Ms. Magus gets 17, a Bugbear gets 11, the Chien D'Onyx gets 10, Griffin gets 7, a Bugbear gets 4, Nieulor gets 3 and two Bugb
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Start Spreading the News, Part 3
6 P.M. Cass' House...
When Cass came through the portal and closed it, the Frenchman downed the glass of water, saying "Merci beaucoup!" while Griffin went "I can't believe we just dodged the NYPD!"
Cass said "Now we're out of danger, I have to ask, monsieur... Who are you and why were you down there in the first place?"
The Frenchman said "My name is Delacey, I came to this city from Paris to reclaim... certain property of mine. I was assaulted by the gang you defeated shortly after I landed. According to my phone, it has been a few hours since I landed and you saved me."
Griffin asked "What is this property of yours, monsieur, that you'd take something as major as a transcontinental trip to reclaim it?"
Delacey told him "One moment while I open this." Delacey then put the right combination on the briefcase lock. It contained a really old book. He asked "Can either of you read French?"
Griffin said "I can. The title of the book is Le Chien de l’Onyx
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Start Spreading the News, Part 2
5 P.M. Cass' House...
In the living room, Cass asked Griffin "Want to go out for dinner tonight, Griff?"
Griffin replied "Alright. I've got a messenger bag so I can carry my sword outdoors without New York's Finest - or any capes for that matter - giving me any heat over it."
Cass nodded "Smart move."
As they went out, they passed three men who were wearing trenchcoats and cowboy hats.
Griffin whispered "Don't those three look a bit dodgy, Cass? I know it's a bit damp out, but not that much."
"You're right, they don't look like your average leg-breakers to me. They look a bit too big for that."
Griffin gets 15 on his Insight and Ms. Magus gets 27. Griffin can tell they're dodgy, but Ms. Magus can tell that they're not the usual kind of heavies.
They followed the thugs to a French restaurant, the Blanched Escargot.
Ms. Magus gets 27 on a Well-Informed check. She knows that the Blanched Escargot is suspected of being a smuggling front.
The thugs then we
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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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Calling Down The Storm! by betterwatchit Calling Down The Storm! :iconbetterwatchit:betterwatchit 2 0
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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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 !!!
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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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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:
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Thank you very much!Merry Christmas!
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