Grimknight

Ominous protector of Manhattan

Grimknight
Quotation   "This is MY city."
First Appearance   Moonwolf #32, 1975
Real Name   Diggory "Diggs" Tyler
Identity   Secret ID
Player   NPC
Team Affiliation   Spookshow
Base Of Operations   New York, NY, USA
Range Of Operations   Local/Interplanetary with team
Origin   Gifted
Archetype   Shadow

Description

Age   31 Nationality   American
Height   5' 8” Hair   Bald (Brown)
Weight   192 lbs. Eyes   Brown
Gender   Cis Male Sexuality   Heterosexual

Diggs Tyler is a handsome, bald, black man in his early thirties. He typically dresses in tailored suits or expensive casual wear in the latest style. When he adopts the persona of Grimknight, he wears a non-reflective black body suit, black full head mask, and sturdy black boots and gloves. Over this attire he wears a hooded cloak, the Mantle Of Arawn. In daylight the cloak appears to be pale grey, while at night the cloak is an opalescent white.

Attributes

Brawn 6
Agility 6
Reason 3
Perception 6
Willpower 5
Prowess 5
Accuracy 4

Brawn and Agility 4 during the day; Brawn and Agility 6 at night.

Endurance: 11
Plot Points: 1

Character Points Spent: 60
Unspent Experience: 0

Advantages

  • Connected

Skills

  • Combat
    • Surprise Attacks +3
    • Sweep Attacks +3
  • Computing
  • Culture
  • Deception
  • Investigation
  • Legerdemain
  • Manipulation
    • Conversation +3
    • Interrogation +3
  • Social
  • Stealth
    • Shadowing +3

Powers

Attribute Invulnerability 2
Invulnerability 6
Invulnerability 4 during the day; Invulnerability 6 at night.
Power Invulnerability 2
Super Senses 1
(Night Vision)
Teleportation 5
Mantle Of Arawn – Radius Effect (+1)

Equipment

  • Binoculars
  • Covert Surveillance Device
  • Covert Tracking Device
  • Digital Camera
  • Digital Recorder
  • Mini-flashlight
  • Radio
  • Smartphone
  • Zip Ties
    • Invulnerability 1, Endurance 1

Movement

  Base Move     Double Move     All-out Move  
Run   60 feet 120 feet 360 feet (41 mph)
Swim   12 feet 24 feet 72 feet (8 mph)
Jump   18 feet 18 feet 18 feet
Teleport   1 mile 2 miles 6 miles (4,000 mph)

Personality

Diggs Tyler is friendly, engaging, and fun-loving. While he may come across as a bit of a Casanova when dealing with the opposite sex, he is never overbearing or disrespectful. He is the flame, not the moth. His years of working as a private investigator have made him skilled at forming a bond with people he's just met and getting them to open up to him. This has served him well in the District Attorney's Office. As Grimknight, Diggs is far less friendly, using his powerful presence and his skill at reading people to intimidate and interrogate suspected wrongdoers.

Motivations

  • Justice: The character seeks to ensure that misdeeds are met with appropriate punishment.
  • Honor: The character believes that their worth is tied to their adherence to a code of conduct.

History

Diggs Tyler was a private investigator for several years while he worked his way through law school. (Most private investigators work either for insurance companies or lawyers, so this was a natural match.) After graduation, he became a prosecutor in the New York County District Attorney's Office, where he has served the borough of Manhattan with distinction.

Tyler is a descendant of Gwynn Ap Nudd, King of the Faeries and the Otherworld (also called Annwn). He was not aware of his heritage until he was selected to be the next Knight of the Summerland due to the mysterious death of the previous Knight of the Summerland. However faint the blood connection may be, Tyler is a faerie by birthright, which permits him to wear and use the Mantle of Arawn, a powerful faerie artifact.

Powers and Abilities

During the day, Grimknight's strength and speed are at the peak of human potential, and his skin is tough enough to withstand small arms fire. At night he is even stronger and tougher, able to lift 7 tons overhead and withstand high explosives.

In addition to his supernatural strength, speed, and toughness, Grimknight wears the Mantle of Arawn. The Mantle of Arawn is a faerie artifact which permits the wearer to bend space and teleport thousands of miles in an instant.

Grimknight also carries a number of useful but ordinary pieces of equipment, such as binoculars, radio tracking devices, bugs, and digital recorders.

Summary

Attributes 33 + Skills 5 + Advantages 1 + Powers 21 = 60 / 60