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Club Hype Chapter 1
“WHAT’S UP, MIAMI! Y’ALL AWAKE?!” the DJ yelled out as the assembled crowd of both humans and various types of non-human creatures cheered back in approval. The DJ, colored lights from the rigging above and the turntable right below him illuminating his own animalistic features, drank in the crowd’s cheering before continuing his introduction. Since he would be setting the mood for the rest of the night, he had to make sure Club Hype lived up to its name.
“IT’S THE START O’ SUMMER CLUB SEASON AND WE ARE READY TO SET THIS OFF RIGHT! HOW ‘BOUT YOU?! FROM SOUTH BEACH TO LITTLE AVALON, IF Y’ALL CAME TO GET DOWN, MAKE SOME NOISE!”
Once more the crowd cheered in large approval and with no further delay, the DJ started the first song on his setlist and began tapping on a touchscreen. As he did, the lights around him dimmed, the green mystic markings visible on his face, arms, and floppy ears faintly glowing in the darkness. At
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DCH Characters Part 14
Name: Ashton Tiller/Tox
Series: Grind City Revolution
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Species (if not human): Komodo Dragon Splicer (human-animal hybrid created through gene splicing), formerly human
Appearance: Tall height, muscular bulky build, appearance of bipedal humanoid komodo dragon with blueish green scales and black claws tipped with green. Main outfit includes a black bucket hat, tattered, mud-stained, dark green hoodie, tattered, mud-stained grey sweatpants, and black toeless socks.
Personality: Tox has a very negative outlook on life, expecting the worst from any given situation. He is very wary, though not hostile, when it comes to meeting new people. He has issues with low self-esteem and views himself as worthless.
Abilities/Equipment: Tox is very strong, able to lift several times his weight, and has a durable scaly hide that can withstand damage from a small caliber handgun. Tox is also able to produce a volatile toxin from his mouth that changes in potency depending on his mood
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Grind City Revolution - Hard Night on I-96 Part 1
Location: I-96 Freeway, Grind City, Michigan. Date & Time: July 17, 8:35 PM
Nighttime at Grind City, the streets are still just as busy as they are in the daytime around downtown, but the further one got from downtown, the less busy things got, and the skyscrapers became fewer as they gave way to houses and smaller buildings. The freeway was still busy at this time of night however, as cars and trucks of all sizes were still making their way down both sides of the road. One of those vehicles is a large semi-truck for Nichols-Turner Inc., a large technology company based in downtown with a contract making weapons for the U.S. military. The truck was holding the latest shipment of equipment created by the company and now on its way to the airport. However, further down the freeway, behind the truck, were several cars with following it. Each of the passengers were wearing some kind of armored suit, or at least pieces of it, making them resemble futuristic versions of medieval knights.
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A lot of things have changed, with several of my characters and a few of the stories I've been working on. I thought a different way to present this would be to list some of the different changes in a Patch Notes journal, similar to how games like Minecraft or Overwatch do things.

Story Updates

CLUB HYPE

-Next chapter in progress

-Comic script version also in progress

This is the story I’m closest to actually finishing another chapter for, as slow as it feels I am at actually finishing these things. Hopefully, it doesn’t take to long to get me to the end.

-Seeking dialogue writer for B&W Club Hype comic

GRIND CITY REVOLUTION

-Currently waiting for commissioned comic to finish

D&M META FACILITY

-Chapter in progress

DARKEST SEASON

-Chapter in progress

More story worlds currently in development…

Character Updates

COLE (GCR)

Items Removed: Combat Pistol, Gas Mask, Net Grenades

New Items:

-Throwing Knives- Cole’s new main long-range weapon, comes in different variants including taser knives, sonic disabler knives (which release a burst of high-pitched sound after impact), and grenade knives (which explode on impact)

-Energy Shield- A compact energy shield blocking attacks from the front. Runs on a finite battery supply before needing recharging.

-Cryo Grenades- Releases a burst of ice upon detonation, freezing anything caught it its radius.

-HoloDisc- A small hologram projector that can display any images or sounds loaded up to it. Commonly used for distractions.

-Pellets- Includes net pellets (which release a net upon traveling a certain distance), smoke pellets (to aid in a quick escape), and gas pellets (which release a small cloud of knockout gas upon hitting a target).

-Lock Picks- Self explanatory

-Recon Glasses- Can utilize infrared, ultraviolet, and night vision, and record video footage (and audio if Cole is close enough).

-Earphones- Protect from effects of sonic disabler knives. Also good for communication.

Cole having a gun made sense when I first came up with the idea, but now, it just doesn’t seem to fit anymore. It didn’t feel right imagining him with one. So, it’s been removed from his arsenal and replaced with throwing knives, which fit better since he’s already kind of a ninja-esque, stealth oriented character. He’s also been given some new items that aid with stealth, intel-gathering, or combat.

RITA (GCR)

Changes:

-Shield Generator- Forms a dome shield around Rita, can also protect about 4 more people standing around her.

Items Removed: Soda Rocket Launcher, HoloDecoy

New Items:

-Suitcase Drone- A suitcase-sized robot that follows Rita carrying all her equipment.

-Disc Launcher- A spread weapon that fires three small sharpened discs. The discs can bounce off metal surfaces.

-Junk Grenades- Explosive grenades made with junkyard parts

-Proximity Mine- Arms after being placed. Explodes when approached by enemies.

-Recon Drone- Can fly around and record camera footage that can be relayed to connected individuals (like Cole).

-Zero Bomb- A powerful bomb and Rita’s most powerful weapon

Rita is a character that uses a lot of equipment. The items added help her arsenal to be more adaptable to different situations and turning her suitcase into a drone that follows her helps her keep it all close by easier.

TEMPO (GCR)

Item Removed: Disc Launcher

It didn’t make sense for Tempo to have both discs he could throw and a disc launching gun, so I kept the one that better fit his character.

KASEY (GCR)

Changes:

-Hyper Ball- Now a ball made of chemically-enhanced rubber instead of a powered piece of technology. Slowly loses bounce speed unless struck with strong attacks or attacks from similar chemically treated sources (like Kasey’s shoes. See below).

New Item:

-Lunar Sneakers- Shoes with chemically treated soles. Allow her to jump farther and higher, land from tall heights without damage (though this does have limits), and propel opponents further back with her kicks, despite not doing any more damage than a normal kick. (Treatment must be reapplied every few weeks.)

-Sticky Hand- A stretchy, extending hand made of sticky gel. Used by Kasey as a type of grappling hook.

I realized Kasey didn’t really have a central theme to her (Cole’s the spy, Rita’s the gadgeteer, Tempo’s the speedster). The only things she had going for her were her ball and boombox, and if she was unable to use them, she was basically useless. Well, now Kasey does have a theme. She’s the acrobat. Her skillset revolves around kicking, jumping, agility, and quick, efficient movement, and these changes help to emphasize that. So now, she’s not so dependent on whether or not her tech is working properly.

WIND-UP (GCR)

Hack Cartridges:

-HIJACK- Allows her to gain control over targeted machines, which she then operates through her VR gloves.

-NAMES-N-FACES- Scans the Internet for profiles or other information about a target from pictures or keywords. Pictures and names deliver the most reliable results.

-WIRELESS-TAP- Taps into camera feeds and audio devices, like phones, and displays what information is gathered.

-DATALIBRARY- Backup for save data used in conjunction with other cartridges to store data gathered for later usage

-GOODNIGHT- Powers down and turns off machinery and electronics. Affected items do not power back on until hack is disabled.

-ENERGIZE- Powers up selected machines, either increasing their speed and power or overworking their systems until they break down.

Wind-Up keeps a bunch of pre-downloaded hacks stored in old-school video game cartridges that allow her to quickly load up whatever program she needs at the moment. These listed above are the cartridges she has on her at any given time.

TOX (GCR)

Abilities Detailed/Updated:

-Acidic saliva strong enough to melt through most substances

-Poison tail spikes

-Venomous claws and fangs, able to sicken opponents, paralyze them, or kill with a lethal toxin

-Can spew either acid or a paralyzing venom

-Can breathe knockout gas, a choking toxic fog, or a dark smog that can be used as a smokescreen.

-Teeth also strong enough to bite through wood with one chomp.

I felt that I should elaborate more specifically on what some of the characters with special powers can do, both so I have a clear idea of what they can do and so I don’t undersell their abilities like I tend to sometimes do.

NAOMI (GCR)

Abilities Detailed/Updated:

-Focused beams or explosive blasts of psychic energy

-Able to heal small localized injuries or, through effort, heal all in a small radius around her

-Brainshock: Inducing temporary confusion and hallucinations in targets. Requires line of sight and conscious effort.

-Creating small illusions of sight and sound. Requires conscious effort.

-Teleportation. Current limit: 2 miles. Also requires clear image of destination.

-Hypnosis: Inducing sleepiness in targets.

-Telepathy. Ranges from reading surface thoughts of targets to, with more effort, reading deep thoughts. Naomi herself is resistant to such effects.

-Telekinesis. Has difficulty levitating objects heavier than herself.

-Psy Meteor. A powerful, but time-delayed attack. A large blast of psychic energy falls from the sky after a few seconds.

PSYCH (GCR)

-Explosive blasts of psychic energy.

-Brainshock: Inducing temporary confusion and hallucinations in targets. Requires line of sight and conscious effort.

-Can temporarily disable random abilities of targets.

-Psy Meteor. A powerful, but time-delayed attack. A large blast of psychic energy falls from the sky after a few seconds.

-Psychic Blades: Creating blades of psychic energy for melee combat or to throw for ranged combat.

-Able to steal energy from others to replenish her own.

-Able to heal small localized injuries.

-Telekinesis. Has difficulty levitating objects heavier than herself.

-Can create energy barriers to block attacks.

Naomi and Psych are both psychics, but both have different ways their powers are applied. Psych is more geared towards direct combat, while Naomi has a few more abilities geared towards utility, like movement and healing.

PENNY (CH)

Items Removed: Taser, Stingball Grenade

New Item:

-Lightning Gloves- Allow the wearer to discharge electricity in various ways including lightning bolts, explosive blasts of lightning, and area of effect electric shocks. More effective against wet targets.

Mostly just using regular police equipment while everyone around her had magical powers or high-tech gadgets, Penny was clearly the most underpowered of the Club Hype cast. The addition of the Lightning Gloves should bring her more in range with the rest of the cast and let her combo well with the abilities of her police partner, Barann.

LELAND (IoW)

New Items:

-Emei Piercers- A pair of small spinning daggers meant as stabbing weapons.

-Extending Bo-Staff- A compact melee weapon that can extend to full size for combat

-Whip Chain- A length of metal chain that can be used as a mid-ranged attack and to trip up opponents

Due to how other characters are affecting the development of Isle of Warriors, normal human characters need a bit of an extra edge to keep up with the other fighters. For Leland, this means the use of some martial arts weapons in battle.

May be updated with more characters later…

Commission Targets List

Artists, ask me about these characters: Ralinth, Ruvaj, Itan-Sep, Yuri, Nadia, Robin, General Harrison, Hector, Smoke, Professor Anderson, Garrett, Doctor Singh, Kendall, Han, Nadine, Julius

These characters are ones I plan to commission in the future. Some are part of existing story worlds, some are in stories I haven’t revealed yet since I’ve been focusing on others, but I’ve got lots of ideas I’d like to show off and these characters are part of it. Who or what are they? I'll be working on profiles for them.

Name: Anika Singh/Frosti

Series: Grind City Revolution

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Appearance: Average height, slim build, tanned Indian-American, long straight black hair, brown eyes. Main outfit includes light purple tracksuit jacket and pants with white borders, pockets and jacket zipper, pink knit cap, pink and black headphones, pink framed snow goggles, purple gloves, pink and black boots.

Personality: Frosti is a restless and active person, feeling at her best during exciting activities. She has a rebellious streak, partly due to how controlling her parents were before coming to America, but she does value her family and is still outgoing and willing to meet new people.

Abilities/Equipment: Her main item is the Mahajan, a hoverboard that also doubles as a snowboard when turned off. When turned on, it hovers about a foot off the ground, unaffected by obstacles or hazards on the ground, and its speed depends on the force exerted on it by the rider, assisted by controls on the front of the board. She also uses the Snowdream, a gun loaded with cryogenic fluid. It can fire a spray of the fluid that can freeze anything caught in its blast.

Background: A first-generation Indian-American living in Grind City whose father works as a chemist for one of the city’s advanced science companies, Frosti is a member of the Drifters stunt team. A long-time fan of skateboarding and snowboarding, she was excited when their new sponsorship deal granted them a bunch of new equipment. However, this made them a target for the Knights and the Novas, one of the local gangs looking for what tech they can use to get an advantage over the other gangs. This intensified around Frosti as her father also became a target for the Knights, seeking to appropriate his research. With the criminals closing in from all sides, she felt obligated to take a stand against the gangs to fight them off.

Other: Mahajan comes from Nakul Dev Mahajan, a Bollywood dancer and choreographer best known for his work on the show So You Think You Can Dance.

Inspirations:
IISuperwomanII (YouTube star)
Mei-Ling Zhao (Overwatch)
Captain Cold (The Flash)
Horo/Trey (Shaman King)
Nancy Neil (SBK: Snowboard Kids)
Nimisha Popatia (Indian pro snowboarder)
Connie Maheswaran (Steven Universe)
Extreme Gear (Sonic Riders)
Marty McFly (Back to the Future)
Kaori Nishidake (SSX)

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Name: King Tormund Galstas

Series: Kaitei Battou

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Species (if not human): Werewolf, formerly human

Appearance: Tall height, average build, yellow eyes, appearance of large bipedal wolf with white fur. Main outfit includes grey armor with purple and black accents on chest, arms, and legs, purple and white cape with Kuratel’s sun symbol, and silver crown with gold accents. (Removes crown when in battle.)

Personality: Unlike many in his kingdom, Tormund is open-minded towards the plight of others, particularly the issues currently plaguing the kingdom’s non-human residents. He tries to be kind and sympathetic to others and does what he can to try making life easier for its citizens.

Abilities/Equipment: He normally leaves combat to his generals and soldiers, but if he has no choice but to fight himself, he is still capable. He weilds the Sword of Balofir, a sword imbued with light magic passed down to each king of Kuratel. The sword can use light attacks, like shooting waves of light when swung from a distance or reflecting magical attacks, and the blade is strong enough to cut through stone. In addition, Tormund’s transformation into a werewolf also grants him greater strength, speed, and agility, as well as sharp claws.

Background: Tormund Galstas is the current king of Kuratel, the xenophobic island nation lying to the west of the mainland continent of Mehamewa. Despite the attitudes of many of his people, Tormund is trying to make life better for all those living in the kingdom, including its various non-human residents. However, a wave of incidents in different parts of the country has led to even more unrest among the people. Before he could do something about it though, he awoke one day to find he was transformed into an inhuman creature. While he has been able to continue his rule so far, he must conceal his form to keep more issues from arising. Only a few trusted individuals know what has happened to him, but no one knows how it happened.

Inspirations:
King Arthur (The Legend of King Arthur)
King Genn Greymane (World of Warcraft)
Ned Stark (Game of Thrones)
Sabrewulf (Killer Instinct)
Xander (Fire Emblem Fates)
Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Rengar (League of Legends)
Tormund Ellis (Neopets: The Darkest Faerie)

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Name: Kato Fei-Long

Series: Isle of Warriors

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Species (if not human): Rakshasa

Appearance: Tall height, athlete’s build, yellow eyes, appearance of bipedal white tiger. Main outfit includes oval-framed glasses, green robe with white highlights, brown pants, Indian-style necklace with yellow tiger’s eye gem.

Personality: Kato is mostly a calm and quiet being, actively trying to keep his emotions in check, lest he get lost in them and fall back into his old, violent persona. He is polite to those who greet him but tries not to stay for too long around unfamiliar people. He has a professional way of speaking to most individuals, making him seem impersonal to some.

Abilities/Equipment: Kato is trained in the art of Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu, taking a defensive stance capable of launching into strong punches and kicks, also incorporating his claws into his fighting style. He has also learned how to draw ki energy into his claws to create strong slashing attacks. As a rakshasa, he is also very agile and has a sense for danger and is capable of transformation and illusion magic.

Background: Under a name he has since discarded, this rakshasa was a ruthless killer, working under a violent master in India, seeking control of the magical underground. While he did his job with efficiency, he began to feel more remorse for those he hurt and sought a way out. He saw the Great Reveal as his chance for a fresh start and as everyone in the magical community was adjusting to this new status quo, he left before anyone realized he disappeared. Taking the name Kato Fei-Long, he relocated to a Shaolin monastery in China, where he has been enjoying his fresh start.

Other: He uses his illusion powers to slightly alter his appearance in public, to make himself look unfamiliar in case anyone might recognize him.

Inspirations:
Rakshasa (Indian/Hindu mythology)
Long (Bloody Roar)
Lionheart (Wushu Academy)
Tygra (Thundercats)
Kogenta of the Byakko (Onmyo Taisenki)
Wong Jack Man (kung-fu master)
John Wick (John Wick)
Felicia (Darkstalkers)
Kato (Boogie)

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Name: Gerard Larrity/Robin

Series: The Golden Guns

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Appearance: Average height, slim build, Caucasian, brown eyes, short black hair with white tips. Main outfit includes a tan suit and pants, tan fedora, blue shirt, silver wristwatch, red necktie, red and black robin lapel pin, and black shoes. He also wears a bulletproof vest underneath his shirt.

Personality: Robin is a manipulative smooth talker, using words to try to sweet talk someone into telling him what he needs to know or giving him what he wants. In truth, he is mostly greedy and selfish, looking out for himself above all else. He is confident in his skills, but this can sometimes lead to overconfidence and winding up in over his head in certain situations.

Abilities/Equipment: Robin is a master of stealth, carefully observing his environment and figuring out ways to best use it to his advantage. He tries to stay out of combat whenever possible, preferring to sneak around threats when on missions. But when he does have to fight, he carries a small assortment of weapons. This includes a collapsible baton, a silenced pistol, razor edged playing cards that serve as throwing knives, remote bombs disguised as red poker chips, and a few short-range EMP grenades disguised as blue poker chips. He also has a few tools to aid in missions, including a camera drone for reconnaissance, lock picks for getting through doors, and smoke balls for making quick escapes.

Background: Originally a small-time, but successful thief operating in his hometown of New Orleans, Gerard Larrity a.k.a. Robin moved up to bigger heists as he gained more of an appetite for bigger thrills and better scores. It was this success in these higher-profile heists that attracted the attention of The Golden Guns, a Dark Web based group of assassins, spies, and mercenaries for hire. Upon joining the group, he found himself working for unknown but high-paying clients, stealing valuable secrets for them. However, as pressure from law enforcement mounted against the group, the organization chose one of their own to take the fall. Robin was led into a trap where he was arrested while the Golden Guns erased all connections between him and them, even draining his bank account. Feeling burned by the organization, he accepts a deal given to him by the FBI: his freedom in exchange for his help in taking down the Golden Guns.

Inspirations:
Arsene Lupin (Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar)
Gambit (X-Men)
Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
Sven Vollfied (Black Cat)
Joker/Ren Amamiya (Persona 5)
James Bond (007)
Gentleman Robin (Trickster Online)
Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil)

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Name: Marcelo Francisci/Smoke

Series: The Golden Guns

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Appearance: Average height, toned build, Caucasian, green eyes, blonde-brown hair. Main outfit includes black trenchcoat, black long-sleeved shirt, gray bulletproof vest, silver earpiece, black fingerless gloves, black cargo pants, grey kneepads, and black boots.

Personality: Smoke is a serious and professional person, not caring much for jokes and lighthearted banter. He is also a loner, not typically approaching people for anything other than business and even actively pushing away people that try to approach him. He is also calm, level-headed, and strategically-minded, always looking for how to give himself and advantage at any given time.

Abilities/Equipment: Smoke is an expert of CQC and is skilled at taking down opponents with both weapons and hand-to-hand combat. He is also an expert marksman, able to accurately use a variety of weapons. His typical arsenal includes a sniper rifle, submachine gun, pistol, and butterfly knife.  His sensor alarms and sensor bombs allow him to set up traps and know if someone is approaching him and his grappling hook allows for quick escapes.

Background: Originally from Naples, Italy, Marcelo Francisci was a top member of a spy organization for the European Union, handling missions with quick efficiency. However, an attempted strategic sacrifice by the organization in a bid to get a hold of powerful weapon materials left him abandoned by the organization and left for dead. In retaliation, he went rogue and stole the materials for himself to sell on the Dark Web for personal profit. This act caught the attention of the Golden Guns, who offered a position as one of their new agents. Though distrusting of the ones giving the offer, he accepted and has adapted to his new role as a freelance spy and assassin.

Inspirations:
Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity)
Ethan Hunt (Mission: Impossible)
Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell)
Amelie Lacroix/Widowmaker (Overwatch)
Neo (The Matrix)
John Wick (John Wick)
Horatio Caine (CSI)
DCH Characters Part 18
Added 3/14/2019: Nena Chidambaram/Frosti (Grind City Revolution), King Tormund Galstas (Kaitei Battou), and Kato Fei-Long (Isle of Warriors

Added 5/14/2019: Gerard Larrity/Robin (The Golden Guns) and Marcelo Francisci/Smoke (The Golden Guns)
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Name: Travi Cortez

Series: Club Hype

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Appearance: Average height, average build, light-skinned Hispanic, light brown hair, brown eyes. Main outfit includes black and white checkered vest, white button-up shirt, dark blue suit coat, black necktie, white dragonfly pin on center of tie, dark blue slacks, and black dress shoes.

Personality: Cortez is an extrovert who loves being around others and partying and is glad to help others have as good a time as possible. However, he does have some holdover quirks from his Guardian days, like problems trusting others and a sense of awareness almost seeming like paranoia.

Abilities/Equipment: Cortez has strength, speed, stamina, agility, and senses of sight and hearing that are stronger than that of a normal human. Also, a special pocket inside his suit links to a pocket dimension that stores all his Guardian equipment including a magical sword strong enough to cut through stone, a revolver with magic-enhanced bullets, healing potions, “bottled sunlight” flasks that temporarily blind opponents and deal damage to demons, undead, and dark magic users, and expanding net traps.

Background: Back in the days before the Great Reveal, when the magical societies of the world were still hiding themselves from normal humanity, Travi Cortez was one of several Guardians, special humans gifted with enhanced abilities to protect the magical community from threats inside and out. While he upheld his duties as a Guardian, Cortez had his own desires; he was a big fan of music and parties and wanted to be a big party host, which eventually evolved into wanting to open his own nightclub. After the Great Reveal, with his old duties now obsolete, he got his chance and, with some financial assistance, opened Club Hype to great success.

Inspirations:
Gideon Graves (Scott Pilgrim)
Jon Taffer (Bar Rescue)
Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Dante (Devil May Cry)
Fighter class (Dungeons & Dragons)
Nick Burkhardt (Grimm)
Simon Belmont (Castlevania)
Juniper Lee (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee)

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Name: Kanpuu Wazamono/ K-Dub

Series: Club Hype

Age: Appears in young adult age range

Gender: Male

Species (if not human): Oni

Appearance: Tall height, muscular build, dark orange skin, red marking across face, white hair tied into ponytail, red eyes, claws on hands and feet, fangs in mouth including two sabre fangs. Main outfit includes black baseball cap with “H.M.I.C.” printed on the front, white tank top, tiger stripe print bandanna tied around neck, black bulletproof vest, silver chain with cloud pendant, and black pants torn at bottom.

Personality: Despite his love of fighting and causing chaos, he is more relaxed than his friend Kongo, more likely to think things through rather than rush in. Though he is slow to try communicating with others, he is not outright antagonistic to those within his circle.

Abilities/Equipment: K-Dub has two main weapons, a ball and chain and a kanabo (a Japanese spiked club). He also has a large amount of strength, able to use both weapons to devastating effect. He also has a limited amount of ice magic at his disposal, able to breath freezing cold, create icicles for projectiles, or create other small constructs out of ice.

Background: Kanpuu Wazamono, or K-Dub for short, was a member of Kongo’s old band of thieves back in Japan, originally joining out of a simple appreciation for fighting and causing trouble for humans. He enjoyed his time with the group and eventually became one of Kongo’s go-to brawlers and musclemen. When a tsunami struck Japan and Kongo decided to move over to America, Kanpuu was one of the few who followed him.

Inspirations:
Oni (Japanese mythology)
Gouki (Yu Yu Hakusho)
The Ice Climbers (Ice Climber/Super Smash Bros.)
Thunderball (Marvel’s The Defenders)
Argo Gulski (G-Gundam)
Roland Bishop (Juice)
50 Cent
Ogre (DemiKids)

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Name: Jokame

Series: Club Hype

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Species (if not human): Drakadept (humanoid being with dragon attributes and some abilities)

Appearance: Average human height, lean runner’s build, yellow eyes, long dark brown hair, mostly has appearance of a dark-skinned human, has arms, legs, wings, and tail of yellow scaled dragon, claws on hands and feet and spines on tail, horns on top of head. Main outfit includes black t-shirt with heavy metal themed graphic on front, brown cargo shorts, and black sports headband around forehead.

Personality: Jokame is restless and energetic, eager to seek power and outlets to use it in. He can be rude and dismissive around others and is out for himself more than anyone else, having no problem abandoning others to save himself if something goes wrong.

Abilities/Equipment: Given his current form and power by a thunder dragon, Jokame is a user of thunder magic. He can utilize lightning and sound in various ways, from attacking with bolts of lightning and sonic blasts to overloading machinery and disabling booms of sound. His wings also allow him to fly and move quickly in short bursts. He has learned to utilize his magic ans speed in an improvised fighting style that allows for quick and powerful strikes charge with lightning energy.

Background: Jokame is one of a number of drakadepts, humanoids granted partially draconic forms and power in exchange for service to a dragon, serving under the evil thunder dragon Umeruba, hiding in the jungles of Africa and planning for conquest. After Umeruba’s defeat by a powerful witch doctor, the drakadepts scattered. Jokame managed to sneak his way to America and hid in Miami, Florida, until he came across the Eldritch Boyz, giving him security and an outlet for him to continue using his power.

Other: His name comes from a combination of the Swahili words for dragon (joka) and lightning (umeme).

Inspirations:
Raishinshi (Soul Hunter/Hoshin Engi)
Blue dragons (Dungeons & Dragons)
Zeraora (Pokemon)
Rocky (X-Dragoon)
Doomfist (Overwatch)
Suzaku (Yu Yu Hakusho)

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Name: Soril

Series: Club Hype

Age: Equivalent to 25

Gender: Male

Species (if not human): Gargoyle

Appearance: Above average height comparable to humans, stocky but muscular build, blue eyes, greenish-grey skin, short muzzle mouth, four small horns at top of head (two in front, two in back), four clawed fingers on hands, three clawed toes on feet, long tail. Main outfit includes brown jacket with white fur lined hood, black t-shirt with “SECURITY” written across the front in white lettering, blue jeans, brown suspenders.

Personality: Soril is very loyal and protective of his friends and his community, devoted to keeping the people around him safe. He is open and positive around others, likes making friends with new individuals, and making jokes, even if they fall flat.

Abilities/Equipment: As a gargoyle, Soril has sharp claws, tough, rock-like, armored skin, and wings on his back that allow him to glide in the air and fly for limited periods. He is also much stronger than the average human and is able to use earth magic, allowing him limited manipulation of rocks, ground, and other forms of earth. When he sleeps, he turns to stone. In stone form, he can heal from wounds and is hard to attack with most weaponry.

Background: Soril was a former protector of Miami’s Little Avalon during the time before the Great Reveal. He worked with others guarding the magical community from threats inside and out, working with other protecting creatures and human Guardians, including Travi Cortez, who he would form a close friendship with. After the Great Reveal, he now works as the head of security for Club Hype, Cortez’s new nightclub in downtown Miami. Now that he’s not limited to staying within Little Avalon, he’s thinking about becoming a police officer, but mostly, he’s just enjoying his new freedom.

Inspirations:
Broadway (Gargoyles)
Garr (Breath of Fire)
Tsavo (Slightly Damned)
Iratu (Slightly Damned)
Roadhog (Overwatch)
King K. Rool (Donkey Kong Country/Super Smash Bros.)
B.O.B. (Overwatch)

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Name: Theodore “Teddy” Craft/Big Grizz

Series: Grind City Revolution

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Appearance: Tall height, toned athlete’s build, African-American, brown eyes, black hair in braids tied back into ponytail. Main outfit includes red and gold letterman-style jacket, black t-shirt with “KNOW YOUR LEVEL” in big white lettering, gold chain with gold pendant of stylized monstrous teddy bear head, black jeans, brown belt, and black, gold, and red basketball shoes.

Personality: Off-stage, Big Grizz is a playful and lighthearted person who likes to joke around with friends. He takes a pragmatic approach to problems, wanting to end them as quickly as possible with as few delays as possible. He takes great pride in creativity and is passionate about freedom of expression. On stage, he performs with a lot of confidence and a loud, cocky (and depending on the song, aggressive) stage presence.

Abilities/Equipment: Big Grizz still has his equipment from when he was a member of the Knights, which includes an expanding hard-light shield that can block attacks coming from the front and a force cannon that shoots bowling ball-sized energy projectiles that explode on impact. Energy attacks absorbed by the shield help charge the cannon, increasing the power of its shots. The shield itself is also equipped with a weak force blast ability to blow back enemies getting too close to it.

Background: Rapper Big Grizz is one of the biggest stars to come out of Grind City. Originally a member of the Knights, back when it was still a neighborhood watch group but on the cusp of becoming the notorious gang of the present, he always wanted to be a rapper and in his spare time, he would be writing lyrics and attending indie music events and rap battles. He eventually left the city to pursue his music career, which happened around the time the Knights became a full-fledged street gang. Now, after two successful albums, Big Grizz returns to Grind City, to take a break from the spotlight and possibly try to fix what his city and his old crew have become.

Inspirations:
Fernando (Paladins)
Lucio Correia dos Santos (Overwatch)
Aleksandra Zaryanova/Zarya (Overwatch)
T-Pain (rapper/R&B singer)
Supreme Soul (hip hop dance crew)
Nathan Copeland (No More Heroes)
Boone (notorious Detroit gangster, reformed)
Running Back (Lost Saga)
DCH Characters Part 17
Added 1/13/2019: Travi Cortez, Kanpuu Wazamono/K-Dub, and Jokame (Club Hype)
Added 2/21/2019: Soril (Club Hype) and Theodore Craft/Big Grizz (Grind City Revolution)
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“WHAT’S UP, MIAMI! Y’ALL AWAKE?!” the DJ yelled out as the assembled crowd of both humans and various types of non-human creatures cheered back in approval. The DJ, colored lights from the rigging above and the turntable right below him illuminating his own animalistic features, drank in the crowd’s cheering before continuing his introduction. Since he would be setting the mood for the rest of the night, he had to make sure Club Hype lived up to its name.

“IT’S THE START O’ SUMMER CLUB SEASON AND WE ARE READY TO SET THIS OFF RIGHT! HOW ‘BOUT YOU?! FROM SOUTH BEACH TO LITTLE AVALON, IF Y’ALL CAME TO GET DOWN, MAKE SOME NOISE!”

Once more the crowd cheered in large approval and with no further delay, the DJ started the first song on his setlist and began tapping on a touchscreen. As he did, the lights around him dimmed, the green mystic markings visible on his face, arms, and floppy ears faintly glowing in the darkness. At the same time, the lights around the dance floor brightened, followed by the dance floor itself, surrounding the area in a vibrant glow of color. The sound of synth music filled the area and began to build up until a few seconds in when a pulsing bass beat began to vibrate from the speakers.

The dance floor came alive with light and color, the lights underneath the thick layer of glass slowly changing every few seconds in time with the music. Partiers filled the floor, jumping, stepping, and shuffling to the beat. While most of the crowd seemed filled with normal people, a large portion of it was made of individuals that, in some prior time, would have looked like they jumped out of the pages of a fantasy novel. There were such individuals as a woman in a bright purple trench coat and a young man in a gray hoodie, both with noticeably pointed ears and a large man in a leather jacket that seemed to have green skin and tusks coming from his mouth. A few people had animalistic looks to them, from just ears and a tail to looking like complete animal-human hybrids.

In one corner of the dance floor, as the music transitioned to a drum-heavy track, two individuals found enough space to get into the groove and perform some big moves. The first one, a young dark-skinned man wearing a gold tracksuit and black and white sneakers started with some fast footwork before moving down to the floor, performing a couple of spinning moves before sliding back and pointing at his companion. The second individual, one of the non-human attendees, started with some fast steps of his own, keeping pace with the human despite not wearing shoes himself. He went down to the floor briefly before jumping back in a flip and allowing himself to roll back onto his foot-paws in a standing position. The two began to attract the attention of some of the other club patrons, who began watching the two breakdance to the music, making sure to give them plenty of room to flip around. As the young man in the tracksuit moved out of another spinning move on his hands, his opponent performed a similar move, though his hand-paws lit up with magical fire to add more a literal flare to his movement. The glow was almost washed out by the moving and changing lights all around the club, but by the time the magical being stopped in a pose after finishing the big move, the fire fizzled out and dissipated, the crowd applauding the spectacle. The young man he was dancing against walked over with a csual smile on his face.

“C’mon, man. That’s cheatin’ and you know it,” he said, fistbumping with his dance opponent.

“Just usin’ what I got, Jet. If you got it, show it off,” the being said, returning the gesture.

“You forget I can’t use any o’ that magic stuff, Santi?” Jet said, half-jokingly. “That’s called an unfair advantage.”

“We can take a trip down to Little Avalon and see if you have any in you to unlock. I told you I know a guy with a hookup,” Santi replied, reaching a clawed hand to his head to scratch an itchy spot in his long red and green mane.

“I’m just jokin’. We good, man,” Jet said.

“Yeah, I thought you were,” Santi said. “I’m serious about that hookup though. This guy says he has dudes slingin’ spells in to time.”

“What dude? I’ll bet it’s some guy you seen on TV or on the street tryin’ ta get people to his stand like ‘all this for just fifteen dollars! Step right up, y’all!’”

“So? He looked convincing,” Santi said.

As the two continued to converse, another two individuals walked in through the double doors leading to the front of the building, where a bouncer and the beginnings of a line could be seen before the doors closed. The two new arrivals were both human, one a bit taller and wearing a Hawaiian shirt and cargo shorts and the other wearing a more formal outfit with a green buttoned shirt, black vest, and darker green necktie.

“Welcome to Club Hype, Connor,” the taller man said. “You ready to party hard and have a good time?”

“Is this a trick question?” the shorter young man, Connor, answered. “We’re inside already and I still don’t see myself doing much here aside from, maybe, sitting at the bar for a while. Parties and clubs are more your thing, Tesla, not mine.”

“Dude, finals are done and we’ve got the whole summer ahead of us,” Tesla said, “It’s time to celebrate, not spend the night watching movies online or playing around with a chemistry set.”

“What’s wrong with that?” Connor asked.

“Just trust me. You’re not gonna regret this,” Tesla said. The two then walked over to the bar and sat down to wait for the bartender to notice them.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the bar, the bartender was just finishing tending to a young woman wearing a white jacket and black and white sweatpants. She wasn’t entirely sure what she just got, some apple-caramel drink, but someone else at the bar had it and she thought it looked good. Taking a sip, she felt like she was drinking an apple pie. It wasn’t bad, but she just wished that the guy she was waiting on would show up already. After a few more seconds, she spotted him, a large heavy-set man in a green t-shirt and a knit cap that looked a bit out of place in summertime Florida. He sat down in the empty stool next to her.

“Sorry to keep you waiting, Komiya,” the man said. “The streets are crazy tonight with club season starting up.”

“Why would you want to meet here anyway?” Komiya asked. “This isn’t a place I’d go to talk about making a video.”

“Why not? I like coming here,” he said. “They got great music, they got a bar and grill, you can get hype like it says outside or chill out in one of the lounges. This place has it all.”

Komiya sighed before continuing, “Can we just get back to why we’re here?”

“Right, right,” he said. He paused for a minute before starting. “Just getting straight to the point, I want to have a match with you on camera.”

Komiya looked at him with a disbelieving glance. “What? Really?” she said flatly, looking her companion up and down, specifically focusing on his large belly. “No offense, but I’m not sure if we fight in the same circles.”

“Think of it,” he started explaining motioning between himself and her. “Komiya Akiyama, the recent regional martial arts champion, versus Otto ‘Fatfighter’ Wachowski, Internet video star and stuntman. Two skilled fighters duking it out in a match for the whole web to see! Sounds cool, right?”

“Calling yourself a star now?” Komiya asked with a chuckle.

“Hey, 20,000 subscribers. That’s nothing to sneeze at,” Otto said. “So, whaddya say?”

As they and the other patrons of the club, talked, danced and otherwise enjoyed their night at the club, yet another person was watching it all happen from his office on the second floor next to the private lounges, the tinted glass windows giving a good view of the dance floor.

“Not a bad turnout for the first night of club season,” he said as he took a sip of his seltzer water. He would have liked to get something stronger, but he wanted to make sure that things at his club ran smoothly for the first night. “Let’s hope it keeps going this good. You only get one chance to make a first impression.”

A moment later with his back still turned, the door leading out to the hall opened. A figure cautiously walked in, looking around at their surroundings. They took note of everything in the office while trying to stay as silent as possible, but as he tried to peak around a corner, he bumped up against a table.

“Well, so much things going good all night,” the man said, not turning around. He then followed it up with. “You may as well come out from behind that corner. I know I can’t bump that table from way over here.”

The figure now came into full view with the man turning to see his intruder and turning off the holographic computer monitor he had on at the time so he could get a good view of him, the intruder’s dark purple scales and beastly appearance not looking like the best fit for a stealthy approach.

“Ya know what? This actually makes it easier,” the intruder said, his fangs glinting in the low light of the office. “’Cause now, I ain’t gotta bother wit’ all that stealth crap.”

He began walking toward the desk that stood between him and the man. He said, “Me an’ the crew heard you got somethin’ good recently. How ‘bout you hand it over an’ keep this nice an’ quiet?”

“You got some balls on you to just walk up here demanding something from the guy that runs the place,” the man said, not seeming scared of the intruder. “I’m surprised you even made it past the security.”

“Did you hear me?” the intruder began to say, holding up one of his clawed hands ready to slash. “Get to gettin’ it! I’m not playing around!”

“Okay, okay, just hang on,” the man said as he calmly, but quickly, started looking through the drawers of his desk. Unknown to the reptilian thug, the man pressed a hidden button on his desk that would call the head of security upstairs. He grabbed a small box out of one of the drawers and stood back up leaving the drawer open.

“Okay, I think this is what you were looking for,” he said, slowly rising back up.

“That’s more like it,” the thug said as the man got back up.

The man quickly brought the box up in front of the thief and opened the top. From inside the box, a blinding bright light shone in the lizard’s face, a light that the man had to turn away from for a moment to try shielding his eyes. To anyone out on the dance floor, if they looked up, they probably would have seen a light shining through one of the tinted windows on the second floor. A bit weird, but nothing attention-grabbing compared to the big party out on the floor.

“AAAAAH! The hell was that?! Mother of…!” the intruder yelled. One hand was shielding his eyes after dropping the box, while the other was swinging his hand around trying to slash his claws at where he thought the man was. While he didn’t hit the man himself, he did manage to knock the box out of his hands to the floor.

At that time, the door to the office burst open and someone could be heard running down the short hall leading to where the two of them were.

“Mr. Cortez, are you alright?” the fast-approaching figure asked. They rounded the corner and Mr. Cortez looked out from over his desk. He grabbed the box, which fell close to where he was, light still shining from its opening and closed it up. This let the new arrival look around the room and see the purple-scaled intruder.

“This is the problem, Soril! Solve it!” Mr. Cortez said.

The thug was starting to get his vision back after having been blinded, just to come face to face with a large creature. It was clearly not human with the stone-like skin, long claws, fanged muzzle, and piercing yellow eyes staring him down, but it also wasn’t here to help him, evidenced by the white “SECURITY” graphic across the front of this newcomer’s black t-shirt.

“All right, Killer Croc, you’re comin’ with me,” Soril said, grabbing the would-be thief by his arm.

“The hell I am!” the thug said as he opened his own fanged snout and bit down into the guard’s arm. He was greeted with a scream of pain from Soril and a loosened grip on his arm. He then followed it up with a punch to the larger creature’s gut, making him bend over. The reptile then sucked in air through his nose, something stirring in his throat, and as he opened he mouth to let it loose, a short spray of acid flew right into the larger creature’s face. He screamed in pain as he fell to the ground, the acid sizzling on his skin as he wiped at his face with his hands. Now released, the thug turned his attention back to Mr. Cortez.

“So much for my big line of defense,” Cortez said to himself.

“Now, if you don’t want what he got or worse, you better gimme what I came for,” the thug said walking up to the desk.

“What did you come for?” Cortez asked.

“Don’t start playin’ wit’ me again!” the thug shouted. “My crew knows you got a big treasure haul from Europe. Lots o’ gold an’ jewels an’ all that.  Take me to it or…”

Before the thug could finish his sentence, he got tackled by a large mass from across the room. Soril, still in pain and mostly relying on hearing, ran at the thug to try to protect Cortez. However, this led to the two flying right into the tinted-glass window behind the desk. The momentum and weight behind the tackle caused the glass to shatter and the two inhuman beings fell to the first floor out in the open club area. The two landed onto a table where a couple was about to be served their food, the table collapsing as they collided with it.

The fall caught the attention of most of the people in the club. The dancing quickly came to a halt as club patrons turned to see what the commotion was about. Even the DJ cut the music off as the event transpired.

“Okay everyone. Someone just fell from one of the lounge windows. Please stay calm and don’t crowd the area. Again, stay calm and don’t crowd the area,” the DJ said over the microphone.

Outside of the crowd gathering to see what just happened, a young man with charcoal black skin, long white hair under a knit cap, and long pointed ears stood against the wall with his hands in the pockets of his hoodie, watching the area where the two fell from the second floor.

“Hazard, what the hell are you doing?” he said under his breath, shaking his head. He looked around the club and a few other individuals caught his eye, looking at the scene with similar looks of disapproval or, in one case, barely-contained laughter. “Looks like Plan A is a bust.”

At the landing site, Hazard started to get back up, groaning from the hard fall he just took. Meanwhile, Soril sat up and squinted through the stinging pain in his eyes to look around for something that could help wash them out, his limited sight catching a pitcher of ice water held by a waitress.

“Water! I need some water!” Soril said, motioning to the waitress. She quickly walked over and gave him the pitcher. He stuck his hands in started splashing the cold water on his face to rinse out the acid. He then followed it up with just grabbing the pitcher by the handle and pouring it over his eyes.

Before Hazard could take advantage of his opponent’s disadvantage or try to make his way through the crowd and escape, some more security guards, mostly human but a few non-human, made their way through the crowd. As they did, he cupped his hands around his mouth and shouted.

“PLAN B, GUYS! PLAN B!” he bellowed.

“Knew it,” the long-eared young man said. “Well, at least now we get to do more than just stand around and look cool.”

He took his hands out of his hoodie, revealing that on one of them, he was wearing a black and gold gauntlet. The gauntlet glowed as he closed his fist, charging up with magical energy. As he punched forward, a blast of energy blew into the crowd in front of him catching both security and civilians and sending them flying.

At the same time, the other individuals that the young man with the gauntlet glanced at started lashing out, particularly targeting security guards or anyone else who looked big or tough, though they weren’t stopping if some unlucky person happened to get in their way. In one part of the club, a large, muscular, green skinned being was holding one of the tables by its base and was swinging it around like a club at security guards, the grin on his face showing off his tusks and jagged teeth as he fought. A similar scene played out nearby as a muscular, insectoid creature with a blue exoskeleton was dual wielding barstools as he fought a security guard and a large beastman.

“Things are going crazy down there,” Cortez said, holding his cell phone in his hand as he looked at the chaos erupting down below. “When are those damn cops gonna get here? And why are these guys attacking a club of all places?”

“Like the man said, blame it on the alcohol,” a squeaky voice said behind Cortez.

“Wait, who said…” Before Cortez could finish that question or turn around, a surge of electricity coursed through his body. Pain and energy shot through him for a number of seconds until, as it came to a stop, he fell to the ground unconscious.

On Cortez’s desk, all but his left foot sticking out of the desk lamp, was a small humanoid creature with purple skin, one of his hands sparking with electricity. After Cortez fell to the ground, the creature grabbed the edge of the desk and used it to pull the rest of his foot out of the lamp. A slight warping effect visible in the air around the lamp as he came out.

“I love Plan B,” the creature said. “While everyone else does the hard stuff, creating a huge distraction, I get to sneak around and do what we actually need to do. I’m such a boss at this, they should call me Solid Snake instead of Shocker.”

Still standing on the desk, Shocker found the on button for the computer’s holographic display and turned it back on.

“Okay, Mr. Bossman. Whatcha got for me?” Shocker said with a cocky smirk on his face. His hands gained a faint purple glow as he plunged his hands into the hologram, entering the image itself instead of going straight through it.

Meanwhile, back down on the dance floor, the fighting and chaos continued as the other gang members brawled with the ones still trying to stop them. Several of the club patrons were running for the exits, but a few were still staying behind, notably ones that thought they stood a chance at holding off the criminals.

“I’m surprised you’re still standing after that fall,” Soril said, trying to bring Hazard down to the ground, the lizardman still managing to fight after crashing through the office window.

“I’m surprised you’re still fighting after that acid,” Hazard shot back.

As Soril and Hazard continued to fight, Santi was putting up a fight with the gauntlet-clad fighter. After trying to make his way to Hazard, he found himself tackled by the leonine dancer. But before he could do anything else, the elven attacker used his gauntlet to levitate him off of him and throw him some distance away. Also nearby, Jet grabbed a beer bottle sitting on a table and went to swing it at him, only for the gangster to turn around and blast him with a beam of energy.

“You fellers really think you can take me on? You gotta be duller than a shaved porcupine,” he said, looking between the two.

On the other end of the club, the large, green attacker swinging a table felt he was too much for the weak humans in this place, right up until he took a bottle of liquor to the side of the head, courtesy of the guy in the Hawaiian shirt running towards him. He staggered back, dropping the table as Tesla ran at him holding one of the retractable belt posts from the coat check area. He swung it at the large attacker and although it made contact, it hardly made the big creature flinch. He knocked the post out of the college student’s hand and grabbed him by the shirt.

“Nice try, kid, but you ain’t got the muscle to take me on,” he then threw Tesla a few feet away before flipping the table from earlier at him. Tesla only just managed to dodge out of the way before the table could reach him. Close to where he was, he saw Connor hiding under a nearby overturned table.

“I am already regretting this night!” Connor said. “Why the hell did you bring me down here?!”

Meanwhile, Otto and Komiya managed to get one of the attackers, the blue insectoid, pinned down to the ground after a surprise attack.

“I got one of ‘em pinned!” Otto yelled out. “Someone help me out here!”

Unseen by Otto, his pinned down opponent reached into the top pockets of his camouflage cargo shorts and pulled out two handfuls of sand. Using the energy within him, he formed the sand around his arms and used it to blast the two humans off him. He then followed it up by throwing a giant punch made of sand towards him, hitting him onto the now-empty dance floor. Komiya was just getting back up as she saw Otto fall. She then looked back at the large beetle as he stood back up with more sand forming around his fists.

“C’mon Karate Kid. You and Heavy D want some ‘o this? I dare ya,” he said with a confident smirk on his face.

At that moment, the lights on the columns surrounding the dance floor, all of which stopped changing colors after the DJ left the turntables, flashed red for a couple of times, then yellow once, and finally a solid green. The beings causing chaos at different areas across the club looked at the pillars understanding the signal the flashing lights meant.

“Looks like you just lucked out. I’m gone,” he said, pulling his sand back into his pockets before running off.

The other brawlers followed suit with the ogre and the dark elf both ceasing their attacks and making their way towards the back exits. Hazard had a harder time trying to escape as he was still being grappled by Soril, and seeing how he was being held from behind, the acid spit trick wouldn’t work a second time. But he had to do something or else, he’d still be here when the cops eventually got here. In a quick movement, he moved back against Soril and bit at the security guard’s arm, sinking his fangs into the hard flesh of his captor. This time, he put more effort into using his bite to inject his captor with something he wouldn't find at all pleasant.

“Ugh, dang gargoyles. I think that hurt more than the first bite,” Hazard said, his jaw in pain. He almost felt like he just tried to bite a brick.

“You think I’m letting go, you’ve got another thing coming,” Soril’s grip wasn’t loosening, but Hazard counted on it loosening soon.

After a few seconds, Soril started to feel strange. An uncomfortable feeling started spreading across his body. There was a pain in his stomach, his legs felt weak, he was starting to feel lightheaded. As he felt the grip on him weaken, Hazard started struggling harder to break free. Eventually, he did, as Soril fell to the floor, his hold on consciousness slipping. Hazard then dodged the other people in the place and made his way out of the nearest back exit door.

Hazard ran through the alleys behind the club trying to get to the meeting point he and the others talked about. He heard the noises of the city vibrantly as he ran, from the cars and people going up and down the streets and sidewalks to the sirens of police cars no doubt making their way towards the club. He only just made it out before they were getting there. Eventually, he made his way to the meeting point, an open area behind a store with lots of colorful graffiti tags along the brick walls. The other members of his crew were already there. Even Shocker managed to make it there before he did.

“’Bout time, Hazard. Almost thought you weren’t gonna make it,” the ogre said.

“The rest o’ y’all didn’t have to fight a six-foot-five gargoyle,” Hazard said, trying to catch his breath. He looked up at Shocker, noticing the small creature was carrying a bag almost as half as big as he was. “So, did ya… find what we was looking for?”

“Yep, just what big M wanted us to get,” he replied, reaching into the bag and pulling out what looked like a sapphire with a silhouette of a dragon’s head visible inside it. “I even got a little something extra for us.”

He opened the bag for the others to see revealing a sum of gold coins.

“Yeah, we hit the pay dirt, boys!” the dark elf said.

“Wait, this all you got?” Hazard asked, a disappointed scowl on his snout

“Dude, I’m half your size,” Shocker said. “I got what I could. Get off my back.”

“You know the rest of the gang’s gonna come for this, right?” the large beetle asked.

“So? They wanted some, they should’ve come,” Shocker said. “I don’t know about you, but I’m keepin’ my cut. They don’t even have to know.”

“Heard that,” the ogre said. “Besides, the whole crew’s been a roll the past couple weeks. What they got to complain about?”

“Yep, ain’t no one gonna mess wit’ the Eldrtich Boyz,” the dark elf said as the group of them started to split up the coins amongst themselves, setting the sapphire aside, not noticing the shadowy dragon figure inside the gem moving around, its eyes faintly glowing.
Club Hype Chapter 1
Here it is finally! The first chapter of one of my big stories, finally finished and ready to read!

It's the first night of the summer club season in Miami, Florida and partygoers of several different kinds are out to dance, drink, and have a good time. But for Club Hype, one of the most popular nightclubs in the South Beach area, the night takes a different turn as a group of attackers with magical powers start up trouble. Probably not the kind of excitement everyone was expecting.
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A lot of things have changed, with several of my characters and a few of the stories I've been working on. I thought a different way to present this would be to list some of the different changes in a Patch Notes journal, similar to how games like Minecraft or Overwatch do things.

Story Updates

CLUB HYPE

-Next chapter in progress

-Comic script version also in progress

This is the story I’m closest to actually finishing another chapter for, as slow as it feels I am at actually finishing these things. Hopefully, it doesn’t take to long to get me to the end.

-Seeking dialogue writer for B&W Club Hype comic

GRIND CITY REVOLUTION

-Currently waiting for commissioned comic to finish

D&M META FACILITY

-Chapter in progress

DARKEST SEASON

-Chapter in progress

More story worlds currently in development…

Character Updates

COLE (GCR)

Items Removed: Combat Pistol, Gas Mask, Net Grenades

New Items:

-Throwing Knives- Cole’s new main long-range weapon, comes in different variants including taser knives, sonic disabler knives (which release a burst of high-pitched sound after impact), and grenade knives (which explode on impact)

-Energy Shield- A compact energy shield blocking attacks from the front. Runs on a finite battery supply before needing recharging.

-Cryo Grenades- Releases a burst of ice upon detonation, freezing anything caught it its radius.

-HoloDisc- A small hologram projector that can display any images or sounds loaded up to it. Commonly used for distractions.

-Pellets- Includes net pellets (which release a net upon traveling a certain distance), smoke pellets (to aid in a quick escape), and gas pellets (which release a small cloud of knockout gas upon hitting a target).

-Lock Picks- Self explanatory

-Recon Glasses- Can utilize infrared, ultraviolet, and night vision, and record video footage (and audio if Cole is close enough).

-Earphones- Protect from effects of sonic disabler knives. Also good for communication.

Cole having a gun made sense when I first came up with the idea, but now, it just doesn’t seem to fit anymore. It didn’t feel right imagining him with one. So, it’s been removed from his arsenal and replaced with throwing knives, which fit better since he’s already kind of a ninja-esque, stealth oriented character. He’s also been given some new items that aid with stealth, intel-gathering, or combat.

RITA (GCR)

Changes:

-Shield Generator- Forms a dome shield around Rita, can also protect about 4 more people standing around her.

Items Removed: Soda Rocket Launcher, HoloDecoy

New Items:

-Suitcase Drone- A suitcase-sized robot that follows Rita carrying all her equipment.

-Disc Launcher- A spread weapon that fires three small sharpened discs. The discs can bounce off metal surfaces.

-Junk Grenades- Explosive grenades made with junkyard parts

-Proximity Mine- Arms after being placed. Explodes when approached by enemies.

-Recon Drone- Can fly around and record camera footage that can be relayed to connected individuals (like Cole).

-Zero Bomb- A powerful bomb and Rita’s most powerful weapon

Rita is a character that uses a lot of equipment. The items added help her arsenal to be more adaptable to different situations and turning her suitcase into a drone that follows her helps her keep it all close by easier.

TEMPO (GCR)

Item Removed: Disc Launcher

It didn’t make sense for Tempo to have both discs he could throw and a disc launching gun, so I kept the one that better fit his character.

KASEY (GCR)

Changes:

-Hyper Ball- Now a ball made of chemically-enhanced rubber instead of a powered piece of technology. Slowly loses bounce speed unless struck with strong attacks or attacks from similar chemically treated sources (like Kasey’s shoes. See below).

New Item:

-Lunar Sneakers- Shoes with chemically treated soles. Allow her to jump farther and higher, land from tall heights without damage (though this does have limits), and propel opponents further back with her kicks, despite not doing any more damage than a normal kick. (Treatment must be reapplied every few weeks.)

-Sticky Hand- A stretchy, extending hand made of sticky gel. Used by Kasey as a type of grappling hook.

I realized Kasey didn’t really have a central theme to her (Cole’s the spy, Rita’s the gadgeteer, Tempo’s the speedster). The only things she had going for her were her ball and boombox, and if she was unable to use them, she was basically useless. Well, now Kasey does have a theme. She’s the acrobat. Her skillset revolves around kicking, jumping, agility, and quick, efficient movement, and these changes help to emphasize that. So now, she’s not so dependent on whether or not her tech is working properly.

WIND-UP (GCR)

Hack Cartridges:

-HIJACK- Allows her to gain control over targeted machines, which she then operates through her VR gloves.

-NAMES-N-FACES- Scans the Internet for profiles or other information about a target from pictures or keywords. Pictures and names deliver the most reliable results.

-WIRELESS-TAP- Taps into camera feeds and audio devices, like phones, and displays what information is gathered.

-DATALIBRARY- Backup for save data used in conjunction with other cartridges to store data gathered for later usage

-GOODNIGHT- Powers down and turns off machinery and electronics. Affected items do not power back on until hack is disabled.

-ENERGIZE- Powers up selected machines, either increasing their speed and power or overworking their systems until they break down.

Wind-Up keeps a bunch of pre-downloaded hacks stored in old-school video game cartridges that allow her to quickly load up whatever program she needs at the moment. These listed above are the cartridges she has on her at any given time.

TOX (GCR)

Abilities Detailed/Updated:

-Acidic saliva strong enough to melt through most substances

-Poison tail spikes

-Venomous claws and fangs, able to sicken opponents, paralyze them, or kill with a lethal toxin

-Can spew either acid or a paralyzing venom

-Can breathe knockout gas, a choking toxic fog, or a dark smog that can be used as a smokescreen.

-Teeth also strong enough to bite through wood with one chomp.

I felt that I should elaborate more specifically on what some of the characters with special powers can do, both so I have a clear idea of what they can do and so I don’t undersell their abilities like I tend to sometimes do.

NAOMI (GCR)

Abilities Detailed/Updated:

-Focused beams or explosive blasts of psychic energy

-Able to heal small localized injuries or, through effort, heal all in a small radius around her

-Brainshock: Inducing temporary confusion and hallucinations in targets. Requires line of sight and conscious effort.

-Creating small illusions of sight and sound. Requires conscious effort.

-Teleportation. Current limit: 2 miles. Also requires clear image of destination.

-Hypnosis: Inducing sleepiness in targets.

-Telepathy. Ranges from reading surface thoughts of targets to, with more effort, reading deep thoughts. Naomi herself is resistant to such effects.

-Telekinesis. Has difficulty levitating objects heavier than herself.

-Psy Meteor. A powerful, but time-delayed attack. A large blast of psychic energy falls from the sky after a few seconds.

PSYCH (GCR)

-Explosive blasts of psychic energy.

-Brainshock: Inducing temporary confusion and hallucinations in targets. Requires line of sight and conscious effort.

-Can temporarily disable random abilities of targets.

-Psy Meteor. A powerful, but time-delayed attack. A large blast of psychic energy falls from the sky after a few seconds.

-Psychic Blades: Creating blades of psychic energy for melee combat or to throw for ranged combat.

-Able to steal energy from others to replenish her own.

-Able to heal small localized injuries.

-Telekinesis. Has difficulty levitating objects heavier than herself.

-Can create energy barriers to block attacks.

Naomi and Psych are both psychics, but both have different ways their powers are applied. Psych is more geared towards direct combat, while Naomi has a few more abilities geared towards utility, like movement and healing.

PENNY (CH)

Items Removed: Taser, Stingball Grenade

New Item:

-Lightning Gloves- Allow the wearer to discharge electricity in various ways including lightning bolts, explosive blasts of lightning, and area of effect electric shocks. More effective against wet targets.

Mostly just using regular police equipment while everyone around her had magical powers or high-tech gadgets, Penny was clearly the most underpowered of the Club Hype cast. The addition of the Lightning Gloves should bring her more in range with the rest of the cast and let her combo well with the abilities of her police partner, Barann.

LELAND (IoW)

New Items:

-Emei Piercers- A pair of small spinning daggers meant as stabbing weapons.

-Extending Bo-Staff- A compact melee weapon that can extend to full size for combat

-Whip Chain- A length of metal chain that can be used as a mid-ranged attack and to trip up opponents

Due to how other characters are affecting the development of Isle of Warriors, normal human characters need a bit of an extra edge to keep up with the other fighters. For Leland, this means the use of some martial arts weapons in battle.

May be updated with more characters later…

Commission Targets List

Artists, ask me about these characters: Ralinth, Ruvaj, Itan-Sep, Yuri, Nadia, Robin, General Harrison, Hector, Smoke, Professor Anderson, Garrett, Doctor Singh, Kendall, Han, Nadine, Julius

These characters are ones I plan to commission in the future. Some are part of existing story worlds, some are in stories I haven’t revealed yet since I’ve been focusing on others, but I’ve got lots of ideas I’d like to show off and these characters are part of it. Who or what are they? I'll be working on profiles for them.

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