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Matthew Rossi

Matthew Rossi @MatthewWRossi — Matthew Rossi is a synapsid, perhaps descended from Cynognathus. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and grew up there before leaving to see the world and be mistaken for a sasquatch and/or minor singing celebrity in various locales. He currently lives and writes in Edmonton alongside his amazing and beautiful wife and their cats. He’s written three collections of speculative fiction, Things That Never Were, Bottled Demon and At Last, Atlantis. He loves playing warriors in World of Warcraft, barbarians in Diablo III, and he’s beginning to notice a pattern here.

Join the Blizzard Watch crew for more D&D adventures tomorrow, November 23

When last we left our intrepid band of somewhat merry adventurers, Liz Harper, Anne Stickney, Cory Taylor, Joe "Lodur" Perez and Deb Montague (along with Mitch "Mitch" Mitchell, who won't be joining us this weekend unfortunately) were still exploring the mysterious island they found themselves stranded on after waking up in a volcano lair, being chased by a dragon made of lava, having an altercation on the beach with a bunch of Kobolds, and now, after a run-in with a mysterious shape shifting individual with unclear loyalties they've spent the night in an ancient building.

The Queue: Nate Grey

In the 90’s X-Men storyline Age of Apocalypse, the son of Charles Xavier, David Charles Haller (a psionic mutant with multiple personalities who went by the name of Legion) traveled back in time to before his father and Eric Lehnsherr, the mutant known as Magneto, had their falling out. Legion intended to kill Magneto before he could become the super villain who fought his father so many times, but instead he accidentally killed his father, altering the timeline and removing himself from existence in the process.

In the altered timeline that resulted, the mad geneticist Nathaniel Essex took the DNA of Jean Grey and Scott Summers and used it to create a perfect mutant, one with psionic powers so great he could kill En Sabah Nur, the mutant madman who ruled that alternate Earth as Apocalypse. When the timeline was reset, Nate escaped that timeline and ended up in the 616 Marvel timeline, where he made friends with Peter Parker and Franklin Richards and even got into a fight with Cable, who was also a mutant bred by Nathaniel Essex (also known as Mister Sinister) by tricking Scott Summers into marrying and having a son with Madelyn Pryor, the clone of Jean Grey.

This is relevant to today’s Queue, I promise.

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