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Day 15: Drott

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

DrottThe final playing piece for the Raiders from the Far Shores Pocket-Tactics set. Whole set is pictured below and will be available for print-and-play soon.


# 18 : Captain Tobias ” Toby” MacArthur

| November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The overseer of Team Zeus, Captain Tobias “Toby” MacArthur.

Before he was commander of Team Zeus, Tobias MacArthur served in the Navy for several years before his first encounter with the paranormal. It occurred while his ship was on port in Morroco, where several of his crew were seduced, driven mad, and killed by the female djinn, Aisha Qandisha. Tobias confronted her after she claimed her latest victim, yet she too, made Tobias the recipient of an oncoming storm of demonic and spiritual entities, until agents from the Loman Organization warded her away and saved Tobias from having his mind broken.The experience resulted in Tobias from being discharged from the Navy due to mental issues, yet “Captain Toby” was determined to prove that he was not mad. Tobias actively sought out the existence of the “Lo-Men” and eventually met with the enigmatic Arthur Loman,

From there, Captain Tobias MacArthur was hired into the Loman Organization as a Field Officer and encountered even more supernatural and preternatural phenomena, including the capture and enrollment of Walter Ramsey. Eventually, Tobias was promoted to the rank of Ship Captain and is one of the first Aerial Captains to command an airship. His ship, The Abraxis, is the Loman Organization’s main mobile command center, and as such, is the first response to any and all threats or conflicts within the supernatural community. This responsibility is one Tobias bears greatly, and the lives of each and everyone of his crew affects him as Tobias never forgot what Aish Qandisha did to his crew mates, and that memory is what propels him to command his crew and bear their pains upon his own.

Abilities: Tobias uses the combined knowledge from both is time in the Navy and in Loman to command his crew and maintain order in his ship. As such, Tobias does not often engage in field operations, unless as a delegate or emissary with the various races and entities that the Loman Organization deals with.

Even so, Tobias still maintains his military exercise regiment and weapons training so that he is still fit and disciplined, even in his old age.

Tobias is a respected and capable commanding officer, as he is able to effortlessly issue commands to his field agents, discuss a pan-dimensional treaty, and conduct a guest lecture without feeling overwhelmed or overburdened with his responsibilities.

Creation: The commanding officer idea was easy, the name was the most imaginative part, as his name comes from a female friends father, who owns his ship and we call him “Captain Toby”.

No. 10- Rebecca Rodriguez

| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Name: Rebecca Rodriguez

Age: 25

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican- American

Occupation: Necromancer, Head of the Shadows, Revenge Seeker, Demon Slayer

Short Background:
Rebecca never really stood out in high school. She was a wallflower that people barely noticed. Even when they did notice her, it was usually to mock her.

Despite being an outcast, Rebecca was able to find happiness with young man named Karl Lawson. Karl respected Rebecca’s mind and saw past her awkward personality. Rebecca looked past the fact that he was fused with a demon. For three years, there was a happiness in her life that she never wanted to end.

That was before Karl’s demon gained control and ate her family the day after prom. Her innocence died with them.

For the next seven years, Rebecca dedicated her life to training so that she could gain revenge on her ex-boyfriend. She studied several dark arts as well as joining the Shadows, a ninja clan in Kyoto Town. Despite not usually allowing outsiders in, the master sensed a strong drive within her. After joining, Rebecca began honing her body into a finely tuned instrument of death. She also began slowly moving up the ranks with in the Clan. It was only a matter of time before she took her place as the head of the clan after the Master died under strange circumstances.

Now, with the Shadows at her command and all of the power she possess, Rebecca just has to wait for the right moment to strike.

Rebecca likes to be very mysterious and because of this she wears a lot of cloaks and dark colors. She will wear different outfits depending on her mood. If she is solely there to observe, she will usually wear a dress or something very fashionable. However, if she is in the mood to get involved then you will see her wearing pants and practical fighting attire. She wears her hair long, but usually in a pony tail or a bun.

#8: The Alchemist

| November 9, 2011 | 4 Comments

Alan Flamel Dyer was about to start his Graduate Program in Chemistry at UIC, until he received some horrible news; his father, Edward Nick Dyer, was involved and killed in a car accident. At the funeral; Jason Kim, a close family friend, revealed to Alan that his father was more than just a civil engineer, he was also an Alchemist, descended from Nicolas Flamel and a member of the John Dee Society, part of a secret order of mystics who enforce the Rules of Alchemy and safeguard one of several mounds known as the  Source Stone, where the ancient Philosopher’s Stone is forged.Initially dismissive of this revelation, Alan soon discovers that truth, is indeed stranger than fiction as he discovers the great and terrible responsibility of wielding the powers of a God.

After a length of time as a hero and dealing with other factions within the John Dee Society, Alan realizes the importance of “strength in numbers” and takes steps into forming the first public team called The Frontline. To secure funding, Alan has procured financial  and technical support  from the Loman Foundation, a public charitable and research organization that also operates as the chief paranormal and extraterrestrial peace keeping organization. In exchange, Alan’s team will include a couple of the Loman Organization’s members as part of their team and Alan will provide his consulting services in regards to alchemy and practical science.

Abilities: Using the Philosopher’s Stone; The Alchemist is capable of transmuting matter into new forms via contact either with his hands or feet. Enhanced mental cognition allows him to calculate and perform transmutations in an instant, while enabling him to create and utilize various tactical scenarios. Though one of the most powerful items in the world, it relies on a connection to life for the Philosopher’s Stone to work, which is done by drawing the blood and spirit of the user, therefore, prolong or extended use of the Philosopher’s stone without proper rest can drain all life from the user.


Energy Projection


Manifest weapons from his clothing

Armor Mode (Turning his entire uniform into a suit of armor)

Enhancing his own body in one aspect, whether in strength or in senses.

Training with Jason Kim (Tao) has also made Alan proficient in martial arts and in weapons combat. Training with Jason has also aided in improving Alan’s transmutation abilities and in prolonging his time in using the Stone’s power.

Creation: Another character that was designed as a fan drawing of another established superhero, this time, Green Lantern. The plan was to make a fanfiction character as a new Earth Green Lantern, but then I went and changed it into the Alchemist as part of an upcoming comic startup company. The company didn’t get off the ground, yet the character remained and I slowly altered and modified his look. Originally he had an elaborate costume with a long overcoat, my most recent revamp gave him a more cohesive pattern, yet the coat would have covered up the entire outfit, which is when I realized that I could simply combine the two to make a unique and distinctive hero look. Now, if I could finalize a color scheme, as my friends said my first color scheme was too much like Green Lantern, as I tried a mono-green color scheme. This character was entered into Stan Lee’s Superhero contest at Talenthouse in January, yet didn’t win. Even so, I still see some value in this and all my characters and I am proud to showcase him to everyone.