Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Featured Creature: Devil's Square, Screwworm

Excerpt from Liam Hofstadter's report for the Department of Extranormal Phenomena (DEP), Superhuman and Supernatural Threats in the New Millennium:

"Concerning the eldest member of the Devil's Square, the entity known as Screwworm seems at first to be only a simple battle Mage.  However, our research indicates a much higher level of prowess than shown in the feats he has been observed performing.  He may only be a proficient illusionist or we may be looking at one of the most dangerous magi this department has every encountered.  It is unknown if his teammates are aware of the extent of his abilities as our records indicate an acceptance of and satisfaction with his actions to date.

The most obvious indication that Screwworm is of greater ability than he appears is the staff he has been seen brandishing in every recorded encounter.  The staff matches descriptions of a ancient extranormal artifact, the Staff of Phyligor.  The staff has a dramatic occult historical significance as it is believed to have been created by the ascended Magus, Tiwsjaknum Phyligor.

Phyligor was an old world mage rumored to have been a disciple of Hermes Trismegistus.  Historical record is unclear on the exact details of the connection between these two magi, but it is clear that the Screwworm entity has at the very least access to some of the possessions of Phyligor and not some small knowledge of their use.  Regardless of his level of prowess, Screwworm's access to the power provided by the artifacts of Phyligor makes him an unprecedented threat to the aims of the department and a serious danger to the public at large.  It is this department's recommendation that the entity Screwworm be neutralized and the staff confiscated."

{Sharpie and Uni-ball Vision Elite Pen with tones added in Adobe Photoshop}

The Devil's Square team was inspired by the From The Archives post, Heads.

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