1st April, 2017... 89 days remaining on Griffin's waiver.
As Griffin and Ms. Magus were finishing their cereal, Griffin asked "There's something I want to do today, and I was wondering if you could help me, Cass?"
Cass asked "What is it?"
"Tell me, have you heard of Goldwing?"
"The griffin technomancer from Ani-Earth who enchants stuff for capes?"
"Yeah, him. I owe him so I'm going to get him a gift he'll find useful. Can you think of anyone in the Five Boroughs who can make those gloves of his?"
"There's maybe one guy I know of who might help. His name's Leo Zelinsky, half the powered-types in this town get their costumes from him! If
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. Last
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'
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. Ma
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!"
"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."
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