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RELATIVITY is a character drama that centers around a team of superheroes who operate in the fictional Gale City. The focus of the series, however, is the people behind the mask, and how they juggle work, life and love while donning a mask at night. While essentially a prose-comicbook series, Relativity is also firmly planted in the mystery genre as the team investigates and solves various crimes, while also contending with a menagerie of strange and interesting villains.

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Lost and Found Scene 1 - Relativity Episode 1The light above the vanity flickered, throwing the room into a series of shadows. Babs Stone tapped the plastic casing with her finger, hoping to jiggle the bulb back into place. The room fell into complete darkness. After a moment, the light snapped back on, shining bright and steady. The prostitute leaned back towards the mirror.
Pulling up her chin, Babs checked her throat carefully. While she didn’t have a policy against rough stuff, she didn’t like when her clients left marks. It made it difficult when picking up another john, not to mention she simply didn’t like bruising on her neck. Satisfied, she tousled her long platinum blonde hair so it framed her face, then twisted open a cylinder of Fire Engine Red and  smeared it across her lips. She could hear shuffling and smiled at the thought of the man on the other side of the door.
While she had several regulars, Babs liked Denny the best. He was always clean and smelled nice. More than that, he always called
Rune Returns: Part 1 - Relativity Episode 25   The sound of the small brass bell chimed and Leonard Nolan stepped into the coffee shop. It was mid-morning, so it wasn't too busy. He hoped that would mean he'd have a chance to chat with his favorite barista.
   Adjusting the bag on his shoulder, he walked up to the counter and grimaced. A thin, dark-haired girl with glasses was manning the register.
   "Can I help you?" she asked.
   Rolling his eyes, he glanced at the large white-board which listed the drink offerings. He decided to get daring. "I'll have a mocha, hold the mint."
   A minute later, the girl handed him a cup and he moved to a table at the far end of the room. Pulling out a large book with a green cover, he took a sip of his coffee before he started to flip through the pages.
   "Hi, Leonard."
   The custodian looked up, snorting liquid in his surprise. He coughed and held a napkin up to his nose. "Melody. I di

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:bulletblue: The main Relativity Website is located at The full story will be mirrored here on dA. However, the site will contain additional bonus content, as well as a regularly updated blog about the series and individual episodes.

:bulletblue: For fans who don't have time to read the episodes, but want to keep up with the overall storylines, we offer full condensed episode synopses which can be found here.

:bulletblue: The authors periodically post blog entries to with extra information about the stories and the writing process. For our readers who prefer to stay on dA to comment, these entries can also be found in Mirz's forum here.
:bulletblue: The current update schedule is monthly, approximately every 3-4 weeks. New episodes will publish concurrently on the website and deviantART.

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Current Episode - Rune Returns

RUNE RETURNS -- When dozens of coins from an ancient pyramid turn up in a Gale, it catches the attention of authorities, and Team Torrent. A series of robberies with an Egyptian connection further complicates the case. As the heroes try track down the thief, they are hindered when one of their own ends up missing. Racing against the clock, and mummies, Black Torrent and his team must unlock the secret to the strange thefts and discover who the mysterious newcomer is, before it's too late. -- Click to Read

The Beginning...

Black Torrent commission by shamserg

Twenty years ago the Black Torrent patrolled the streets of Gale City, protecting the citizens, until he disappeared without a trace...

Michael Bruce is one of the world's richest men, head of a real estate empire that spreads to all corners of the world. Many wonder what is the secret to his success, but Michael's secrets travel far beyond the boardroom...onto the rooftops of Gale. Taking over the role of the Black Torrent, the young CEO follows in the footsteps of his father, keeping the streets safe from crime. When Martin Bling, the billionaire casino mogul, shows up on the scene, Torrent and his team start digging into the man's less-than-ethical affairs. They are aided in their investigation by the mysterious Dark Flame, a relative newcomer to the crimefighting scene. Expecting to uncover corporate corruption and dirty business dealings, what they find threatens to shake Michael to the core – a connection to Bling's girlfriend he never dreamed of, and a revelation that the past he knew wasn't what he thought it to be. As crimefighting and family drama collide, the team must deal with secrets, lies and betrayals, and the prospects of an uncertain future. -- Click to Read

Book 3 1/2 is here!

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 6:23 AM
This and That cover - Book 3 1/2 by mirzjiles

Have you ever wondered what it was like in the beginning for Michael Bruce, as he trained to be the Black Torrent? Did you ever question how Sara ended up dating billionaire Martin Bling? Were you curious to know how Melody and Ravenswood ended up a couple? The Relativity universe is vast, but apart from the regular tales, there are those that tell the little stories and fill in the gaps. This & That is a collection of 12 tales which fall outside the main Relativity timeline, but give insight into the various characters and their histories. Some funny, some serious, some tragic, and some plain looney, it's a compilation that every should find enjoyable.


We're very excited about the next book in the series. Even though it doesn't follow the linear history, there are lots of great stories in here, and lots of tidbits about the characters and their pasts -- and present --which make reading the series a bit more enjoyable (and understanding some of those inside jokes).

Currently available for download at and here on deviantArt.  Is pending on and should be available in the next day or so.

This anthology also includes the newest Relativity side-story, "Quill & Parchment," which gives a bit of insight into how Ravenswood and Melody ended up a copy. Zany fun.

Quill and Parchment   Ravenswood Cadavre entered the coffee shop and looked around. The restaurant had free wi-fi and most people brought in their own laptops, but there were a few public-use computers set up along one wall. Pulling out his wallet, he walked up to the register.
   The girl behind the counter smiled when she saw him. "Hey. How're you doing?"
   Her name was Melody and he had learned she was the owner's daughter. "I'm okay. How about you? Large coffee, please."
   She began to make the drink. "You always seem to get here around this time."
   The detective looked at his watch: 10:05. "I try to time it so I miss the morning crowd."
   "At least you order something. We have a few people who come in to use the computers and don't even buy anything."
   Turning to face the room at large, he spoke in a loud, booming voice. "They use the computers for free and don't buy anything? How rude!" H

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What is your favorite teaser art from Book 2? 

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1DeViLiShDuDe Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Michelle, do you and Jim have a special Floor Plans section?
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