The Ghost In The Steam

He haunts me through my screen

His smile staring back at me

The smile I never saw

The end of

Like he never



Playing games with us,

Talking to us,

Being around.

Almost as if

We could reload

The last save together

And he’d be there.

Memory in the code.

Pain in my chest

Drains my bar

No pick-up can revive me

As the co-op slot

Remains empty

‘Invite a friend to join you’

My head hits my desk


That I could.

A Very Brexit Poem

It’s almost funny

The distance through the TV screen

It seems unreal

Larger than life

We are the audience for a political pantomime

Laughing at skits that set the curtains on fire

Hoping it’s all part of the show as the flames

Spread to the theatre.

Because surely

‘They could never actually DO that’



Not knowing what to say

Watching as they

Trade my hopes for holiday homes.

Health and education




Paving the way for a select few to scorn

Those left too dumb and sick to fight.


Not being able to talk

Every debate dissolves into

School yard squabbles

Always the same accusation

The misguided idea

That because

I care about people

Somehow means

I don’t care about my country.

Smite God Concept – Baldr


Norse God of Light and Purity

Of all the threats feared by the Norse Gods, the prophecy of Ragnarok reigned king.  Baldr, the purest of the Gods dreamed his death would set the events of Ragnarok in motion and his mother made all living things in the land, except the youngest mistletoe, swear to never harm Baldr. All things accepted the vow willingly and everything in the land loved him, or so it seemed. Loki, crafted a spear out of mistletoe and tricked Baldr’s brother into killing him.

Fearful of the coming of Ragnarok, the Gods begged the guardians of the underworld to release Baldr and allow him to live again. They agreed to free him if all beings, mortal and Gods would weep for his passing. Many did weep sad tears for him. Loki, however, would not.

Now as the Gods battle, many weep in fear of a fate worse than Ragnarok and Baldr has been granted leave of the underworld. It can only be hoped that it is too late for him to bring peace back to this ruined land.


Baldr would be a guardian. I have no idea of appearance just yet.



Passive: Mourning Light

Whenever Baldr dies, all things weep in anguish for him, increasing his and allies protections. Max 5 death stacks.

Ability 1: Absorb Light

Baldr targets a single enemy god and absorbs the light around them. The enemy’s screen is dimmed for a duration of 3 seconds, meanwhile Baldr and allies close to him receive a speed and damage buff for the same duration.

Ability 2: Prophesise

Baldr prophesises the enemies movements and uses this to save his allies. Baldr targets an allied god and parries any damage they take back to the enemy god attacking them. Enemies take 50% of the original damage on a successful parry.

Ability 3: Mistletoe Spear

Baldr wields the spear that killed him throwing it in a straight line and damaging all enemies in its path. Enemies hit at max range are stunned for 0.5 seconds.

Ultimate: Do no harm

Baldr shines light all around him, purifying all allies within the radius and healing 25% of their health. Enemies caught within this ability are slowed.

Smite God Concept – Prometheus


The wrath of the Gods on Olympus are known to many and their vanities are rivalled by none. Thus brings about the tragedy of Prometheus, the punished titan.

After his triumphs over the titans Zeus overthrew his father, Kronos as king of the heavens. He ruled all but despised the men he ruled, seeing them as flawed remnants of his father’s creations. He took fire from the primitive people and left them to die. Prometheus, seeing the injustice of this, stole fire back from Olympus and returned it to the mortal surface. The gentle hearted titan also bestowed wisdom upon man, the wisdom of agriculture and shelter.

Humanity was saved but, for his crimes against the heavens, Prometheus was punished. Pandora was unleashed upon mankind, bringing with her the sorrows and woes of hardship and pain. Prometheus was forced to watch, helpless, before Zeus had him chained to a rock, forced to endure daily torture at the talons of his faithful Eagle.

Now war has broken out between immortals and threatens to spill into the mortal world he fought so hard to protect. Chains can no longer hold Prometheus so long as Gods threaten men.


Prometheus would be a warrior. He would be dressed in a torn Greek robe, displaying the scars over his liver and the chain bruises on his wrists and ankles. He would wield a lit torch as his weapon.



Passive: Protect the People

Prometheus’ first concern is for the mortals under his care. Minions in the same lane as Prometheus gain bonus damage, health and attack speed.

Ability 1: Boulder Punishment

Prometheus grabs hold of the chains that once bound him and rolls along with the boulder. Any enemies hit by him suffer healing reduction but Prometheus is damaged for every tick he rolls on the boulder.

Ability 2: Steal Fire

Prometheus targets a single god, disabling and cancelling the last ability used and extending the cool down of it by an extra 20 seconds (at max rank)

Ability 3: Torch Spin

Prometheus spins his torch around, damaging enemies in a circle around him. Enemies on the edge of his ability take burn damage for 5 seconds.

Ultimate: Pandora’s Box

Prometheus gives a single god Pandora’s box. Unable to resist the temptation they open it, stunning them for one second and releasing the suffering of mankind in a debuff aura around them. This aura lasts for 7 seconds.