I just thought about which big martial artist Dick fought against. In my mind came Shiva, Ra's Al-Ghul, Batman, Slade, but not the, arguable, supposed best fighter of the DC Universe, Richard Dragon. So does anyone of you know, if the two of them ever fought against each other? I mean Dragon tought Babs how to fight in a wheelchair with escrima sticks, so he would probably know how to reach out for him.
I've mentioned how much of a huge fan I am of Richard A. Knaak. He's the guy who made minotaurs a viable alternative to orcs in Dungeons and Dragons, made some of the most entertaining World of Warcraft fiction, and has written some really great independent fiction as well. It was the latter I was most interested in as while I was always a fan of him playing in other worlds, I wanted to see what he could do in his own universe. He decided to do that by combining two genres that often intersect but rarely so directly in a noir urban fantasy novel.
BLACK CITY SAINT is the story of Nick Medea, who is formerly Saint George of Catholic theology. Specifically, the Byzantine dragonslaying knight who became the patron saint of England. He is the titular Black City's Saint. The book is set in 1920s Chicago, which puts it in the era of Al Capone, Prohibition, and that city's most famous era (excluding its appearance in the Blues Brothers). Saint George works as a private investigator and occultist who deals with things like the Fair Folk, ghosts, as well as other oddities. Due to his magic, the only people who can find him as those who have encounters with real monsters.
Nick Medea is a character with some superficial similarities to other famous occult detectives like Harry Dresden, John Constantine, and the Nightside's John Taylor. He's his own character, though, with a backstory of betrayal and screw-ups contrasted to being a legendary hero among mundanes. He maintains his faith in God despite being surrounded by pagan spirits but is continually challenged on that faith due to how tragic his life has been since slaying THE Dragon.
I like the eccentric collection of characters which Richard Knaak has assembled around his main character. These include the Emperor Diocletian's ghost, a talking dog, and a woman who has died repeatedly yet keeps coming back. He has a gift for going beyond the usual bounds of urban fantasy. There's no vampire or werewolf feud here but a conflict over a gate that serves as the barrier between this world as well as the next.
Richard Knaak's vision of Chicago is well done and the time period is well-realized with constant references to the events of the day from the conflict between the North and South Sides, race riots, and casual references to technology of the time. He also weaves together a bunch of fantastic elements that fit in both a fantasy novel as well as a more grounded contemporary piece. Really, the only problem I... keep reading on reddit ➡
Those are richard's feats.
He enters the competition instead of kaneda.
how far does he go?
Do they need the Strength to do that or will their regular levels suffice ?
At King Richard's Faire 2019 in Carver, Massachusetts there was a vendor selling dragon art. I forgot to grab a business card and I cannot find a website for him. His shop name was "Here Be Dragons" and I'm assuming the artist is from the New England Area.
I was looking to buy one of the dragon print large gaming mousepads he had for my bf's christmas gift. If you have a website for this artist or if you know any other artist that by chance does the large gaming mousepads with dragons please drop a link.
Thank you so much in advance! ❤
>"You cannot die until you have suffered the same way that I have suffered, until you have known complete despair -- and you will. I promise."
I don't know how he would come to know about it, but that line echos a lot of what Dragon attempting to do to Oliver.
And what if he succeeds to some degree? Those are the kind of stakes I want in Season 7. Hopelessness.