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  2. The Doctor Is OUT [IC]

    GM Whatever Julia had expected, this clearly wasn't it. She stopped just short of throwing another punch; her posture was still tense, and her expression furious, but as Miracle Girl spoke, that certainty began to drain out of the older woman. Nothing replaced it, making her seem hollow. She stared at her fellow speedster, and her shivers of adrenaline seemed to take on a different connotation. This was the first human contact Julia had experienced in...a long time. Isolation had twisted her into something terrible and tragic. And now, faced with this gesture of kindness, even from someone she considered an enemy, she did the only thing any reasonable person could do: She fell to the floor and began to sob. This went on for some time, the tears sizzling on her cheeks; in their timeless, silent bubble, the only sounds where whatever she and Casey made. But eventually, Mrs. Cole regained a measure of control over herself and began to talk. She had quite the story to tell. Most of it just supported what Miracle Girl's friends learned at Blackstone: the Coles, Owen, and Holly Page were abducted and taken to a secret facility outside of Freedom City, experimented on, and transformed into the flawed superhumans they were today. They eventually escaped, killing and wrecking their way to freedom. They managed to recover some notes in the process; though heavily damaged by Julia's uncontrollable heat, they could still read mention of Dr. Delacroix, and so, they sought him out. "Holly and Owen were supposed to take him, but you sent them to prison instead," Julia pointed out icily. "So I had to do it myself--and now he and the others are useless anyway. If they can't fix this, then I don't know who can. I just want to be normal again. I just want to go home! With my husband! We didn't deserve any of this, and I don't know what else to do!"
  3. Good Company and Good Cheer [Open]

    This obviously made the wheels start turning again in Leviathan's head. He frowned and looked down at the business card, and this lovely chair, with torn thought. "I didn't know any of that," he admitted. "I...would not want to hurt you by letting something happen to your creations, so perhaps it is best for you to keep them. Once I write down your contact information, of course." He let Grim's last comment slip by unrecognized, but the faerie could surely guess that it stuck with him. Still, he soon focused on a happier aspect of glamour. "You can really travel through anything you make? Even something small?" Leviathan held up the business card. "So you could pop out of this? That sounds like a fun party trick."
  4. (IC) Intent

    Puigo didn't seem to hear them; he stared in awed confusion at the wasteland beyond the shuttle. What happened here? he wondered. And how am I a part of it? If this is a medical shuttle, was I rescued? But then what happened to the crew? I need to see those logs from the memory core. I need...I need to report. If the war isn't yet fully won, then I have to get back to the fighting. "I don't know how I came to be here," he said worriedly. The alien's expressions were difficult to judge, especially as his clear face-mask reflected the glow of the ice, but he clearly seemed dazed, even as he nimbly followed D-7. "I was...the last thing I remember, I was still in my own ship. Where is it? Where is the Audacity?"
  5. The Grey Chamber

    Drop Down The Grey Power Level: 10 (150/150PP) Unspent Power Points: 0 . Trade-Offs: -2 Attack / +2 Damage, +2 Defense / -2 Toughness In Brief: A sentient glitch in reality looking for his place in the universe. Catchphrase: "It's not cheating if I do it right!" Theme: "Ordinary World" Alternate Identity: Mario Rossi (Secret) Birthplace: The Terminus. Residence: A small pocket dimension Base of Operations: Freedom City. Occupation: Vigilante / IT Consultant. Affiliations: None, at the moment. Family: None. Description: Age: 2 Years (Since he was "born" into our reality) Apparent Age: 20 something. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Not apparent. Height: ??? Weight: ??? Eyes: Grey. Hair: Jet Black. (Describe what they look like! Cover their physical appearance, typical clothing and of course their costume if they have one.) History: (Remember we are a relatively family friendly site. Your story should be PG-13 at most. If your character wouldn't fit in an episode of Justice League Unlimited, The Dresden Files, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you'll need to rethink it. When in doubt, ask a Staff Member.) Personality & Motivation: (Describe why they do what they do here.) Powers & Tactics: (In-character descriptions of how they do what they do.) Power Descriptions: (Describe the appearance of their powers as applicable: the colour of energy blasts, the shape of portals, the design of a battlesuit. Also give an idea of the Descriptors those powers use: fire, technological, cosmic energy, etc.) Complications: Name: Description Example: Everyone Deserves A Second Chance: The character believes in everyone's better nature, even if it would be more prudent to be wary. Abilities: 0 + 4 + 0 + 10 + 0 + 0 = 14PP Strength: 10 (+0) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: 10 (+0) Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 10 (+0) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 8 + 16 = 24PP Initiative: +0 Attack: +4 Base, +8 Ranged. Defense: +12 (+ 8 Base, +4 Dodge Focus), +4 Flat-Footed Grapple: +0 Knockback: -0 Saving Throws: 8 + 10 + 10= 28PP Toughness: +8 (+0 Con, +6 Protection, +2 Defensive Roll) Fortitude: +8 (+0 Con, +8) Reflex: +12 (+2 Dex, +10) Will: +10 (+0 Wis, +10) Skills: 60R = 15PP Acrobatics 4 (+6) Bluff 8 (+8) Computers 5 (+10) Diplomacy 3 (+3) Disable Device 2 (+9) Disguise 5 (+5) Escape Artist 3 (+5) Gather Information 4 (+4) Investigate 5 (+10) Knowledge (Video Games) 3 (+8) Notice 5 (+5) Search 3 (+8) Sense Motive 5 (+5) Sleight of Hand 3 (+5) Stealth 2 (+4) Feats: 6PP Critical Strike Defensive Roll Dodge Focus 4 Powers: 37 + 0 + 0 = 0PP Enhanced Feats 37 (Cheats Galore! Assessment, Ranged Attack Focus 4, Blind Fight, Critical Strike, Eidetic Memory, Elusive Target, Endurance 2, Evasion 2, Improved Aim, Improved Block, Improved Defense, Improved Trip, Precise Shot 2, Quick Draw 2, Sneak Attack 2, Throwing Mastery 12, Uncanny Dodge 2) [37PP] (reality hacking, cheats, digital, computer, glitch, error, life hacks). Protection 8 (Can't Grief a Griefer! Drawbacks: Noticeable) [7PP] (as above, plus "hexagonal barrier") Features 2 (Cheats of the Trade. "As access to a literal pocket dimension filled with small random objects optimized for throwing" & "Can turn into the pictured form (his costumed appearance) at will, as with Quick Change") Super Movement 8(Glitched Moves, Air Walking [2 Ranks]; Dimensional Movement [3 Ranks]; Permeate [3 Ranks]) Power Name Rank (Descriptive Name; Extras: ???, ???, Flaws: ???, ???, Feats: ???, ???, Drawbacks: ???, ???) [XPP] (descriptors) Example: Damage 10 (Heat Vision; Extras: Range [Perception, +2], Flaws: Action [Full], Feats: Precise, Subtle) [22PP] (heat, solar radiation, alien physiology) Array Name Rank (2*Rank PP Array; Extras: ???, ???, Flaws: ???, ???, Feats: Alternate Power, ???, Drawbacks: ???, ???)[XPP] (descriptors) Base Power: Power Name (Descriptive Name; Extras: ???, ???; Flaws: ???, ???; Feats: ???, ???; Drawbacks: ???, ???) {power cost/array cost} (descriptors) Alternate Power: Power Name (Descriptive Name; Extras: ???, ???; Flaws: ???, ???; Feats: ???, ???;Drawbacks: ???, ???) {power cost/array cost} (descriptors) Example: Electrical Control Array 10 (20PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 2) [22PP] (electricity, genetic) Base Power: Blast 10 (Chain Lighting; Extras: Autofire; Flaws: Action [Full]; Feats: Accurate; Drawbacks: Full Power) {20/20} Alternate Power: Blast 10 (Ball Lightning; Extras: Area [50-ft. Burst, General]; Flaws: Distracting) {20/20} Alternate Power: Stun 6 (Taser Blast; Extras: Range [Ranged]) {18/20} Device Rank (Descriptive Name; 5*Rank PP Container; Extras: ???; Flaws: Easy/Hard-To-Lose, ???; Feats: ???; Drawbacks: ???) [XPP] (descriptors) Power Name Rank (Descriptive Name; Extras: ???, ???, Flaws: ???, ???, Feats: ???, ???, Drawbacks: ???, ???) [XPP] (descriptors) Power Name Rank (Descriptive Name; Extras: ???, ???, Flaws: ???, ???, Feats: ???, ???, Drawbacks: ???, ???) [XPP] (descriptors) Example: Device 2 (Mighty Shield; 10PP Container; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose; Feats: Indestructible) [9PP] Damage 3 (Feats: Improved Critical, Mighty, Thrown) [6PP] Force Field 2 [2PP] Shield 2 [2PP] Note: If all Powers have the same Descriptor (all genetic, all technological, etc.), you can just write that directly under the Powers header. Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP Drawback (Description; Frequency: [Uncommon, Common, or Very Common]; Intensity: [Minor, Moderate, or Major])[-XPP] Example: Vulnerability (Fire; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2]) [-4PP] Note: You can only have a number of Drawbacks equal to your PL, not including Power Drawbacks. Also, Power Drawbacks, such as Full Power or Power Loss, should be listed on the Power, not here. DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 15 Toughness Damage Chain Lightning Ranged DC 25 Toughness (Autofire) Damage Taser Blast Ranged DC 16 Fortitude Stun Totals: Abilities (0) + Combat (0) + Saving Throws (0) + Skills (0) + Feats (0) + Powers (0) - Drawbacks (0) = 150/150 (or 105/105) Power Points
  6. Frogs Rush In

    "That just means they're smart," Leviathan grinned back. The interior of the submarine was scaly like the outside, but it had comfortable sponge padding on the seats--which were sized for Leviathan, meaning that Aquaria and Jessie would have to share the single rear chair. It was certainly big enough. Up front, they'd see a control panel made of some shiny black material, resembling insect shell. Leviathan waited until both passengers climbed inside before he followed them and shut the hatch. "Why did you go to space?" he asked. "Other than so Aquaria could get that fancy suit, of course."
  7. [IC] Freedom of Information

    Yet again, this wasn't what Leviathan expected. He craned his neck to see into the storage units and finally shrugged. "So, this is just your base of operations? I guess it's creative, but you couldn't just all pitch in for an apartment? ...Whatever, it doesn't matter. Now we've got evidence for the police, anyway. In case anyone didn't hear me earlier, you're all under arrest for various cyber crimes. I'm going out on a limb here and assuming that no one wants to fight back--or rather, feebly flail at me with your Cheeto-encrusted fingers. So, unless you've got some kind of secret weapon, kindly step out of your cubicles and wait for the cops to arrive." He looked from hacker to hacker for the one they met back at Club Mayhem; technically, Leviathan was probably supposed to hand the half-million dollars over to the police too, but if he could get away with taking it back, he'd rather do so.
  8. Praetorians: Teamwork Discussion

    I've been thinking about this myself. I'd love to have actual battle plans, if we can come up with any; at the very least, heroes who've worked together for years now should have a general idea of how their abilities and tactics work best together. Concerning Puigo, I talked a bit in his fluff about how he's trained to support his teammates. Those 3 ranks of Teamwork should be useful--and he'll also combine Acrobatic Bluff with Set-Up to feint for other characters. I see this working best with a strong Damage-shifted character, or anybody with Power Attack.
  9. Yesterday
  10. The Spiders for Mars

    "Took you long enough, Obie," Paris muttered, slipping into his own protective suit with unthinking ease. Louder, to Peri he added "Service room on which floor? This place is all corners and most of it," he waved up at the sheer green-grey walls arcing overhead "is under vanity plates as it is." Taking the security card offered him he looked curiously at the name and face below the laminated cover. Fake IDs were as common as bad sushi in the Emerald Cities, with countless small outfits providing everything you could want to walk into nearly any building on any shore side of the Pacific. The generically-brown young man staring out at him appeared, at first glance, to be just another of the countless part-Native folks wandering the Columbia Basin, but if you looked a little closer... A render, looks like a composite from...yeah, traffic cams, the eyes have that grain in them, all the cheapos have that problem. Spide-E must have handed given Peri these, wouldn't be hurting for them with all the jenkos she puts away. Paris couldn't help but smile a little. Emerald Spider had only been active since 2016 and she'd already become a city favorite. Still smiling, he watched the older guy get into his suit, stifling a grin at his awkwardness with the cumbersome padded K-fiber equipment. The day was looking up already. "They've got this power source, I hear," he volunteered to the woman who appeared to be Warp, not looking away from Hakim's struggles "the fuel it uses gives off a real strong gas which they keep out of the actual rooms where people work with a kind of chemical shield. Rest of the place not so lucky, I heard it knocked a service guy out because too much got into his lungs. Was wearing a gas mask, too. Not to mention it can get scalding hot or freezing cold in there, depends what they're working on..." It suddenly dawned on Paris that he was staring openly. Snapping himself out of it, he turned pointedly to the door inside "Anyway, uh, up we go! Let's hope this works." It had also dawned on Paris that, if caught, he'd lose this chance forever. It didn't help that all of this had been his idea, too. Today was going to be terrible.
  11. Hot Shot

    Posing towards the camera, if you want a roll for that, then Base Power: Blast 9 ( Personal Volcano; Area: Shapeable) {27/27} (Smoke, Heat) Centered on himself, in a way he can catch the other guy in it.
  12. Hot Shot

    He’d hit the attack a bit short. He’d started taking classes but that had been a recent development. He wasn’t operating at the level he could be whenever he was this close to somebody. Still, putting on some pressure would probably help tire out the skull man. Not that that had started yet, considering the pace of the counter-attack. Bonfire didn’t have time to dodge. Not that he needed to, as he realized what was about to happen. He let the force of the wind carry him, and then reformed where he’d stood previously, still feeling and looking like he was in pristine condition. He didn’t need to respond to his attacker. To the onlooker, however? As Cass heard what the man had said, he didn’t need to think about his next action. He pointed at the camera, made his smoke-head wink at it, and the filled the area surrounding him in an explosion of smoke, pushing it outwards as far as he could. Melee hadn’t worked, but these were techniques he’d trained for much, much longer.
  13. Block Head

    It was not how He would've handled things, but he had to admit James was a far more responsible man than himself so he felt it was probably for the best over all in the long run if perhaps over cautious in his opinion and he had more pressing matters to deal with. "Perhaps you would prefer a direct answer then my friend, you are a being we have come to know as blockhead, you are composed of a smart ceramics material that was stolen from our friend Mr Horridan by people without scrouples looking to make money without work, they hadn't reckoned on you gaining such a level of awareness as you were put to work however." he begins the rest is really minutae as janet had relayed it to him. "so in summary, you are blockhead and you exist to find purpose in amongst the many pleasures and pains of existence, so that you might discover problems and create solutions, or create something and look for problems to solve with it, there is no greater good than creating and no greater creation than making oneself greater, nothing has changed for you really, the scope has become larger but you are still you and you are still creating though no longer limited to material things, you must make for yourself a destiny." It was all very flowery speech but it held the tenets he sincerely held himself too as much as any other "you must forgive Mr Horridan his worry, loss of control is very frightening even for us, as you have personal experience of."
  14. Block Head

    Holding a hand up in a easing motion Mannequin addressed the guards. "The issue is that a AI is going rouge sadly. I want you to put the Foundry on lock-down until I give the pass-code. If he attempts to break out then you have permission to subdue him and are allowed to use your weapons in self defense only. If I do not give the pass-code within 20 minutes time then send a call out to neighboring heroes for assistance. Now go." While the security didn't have to be the brightest they were very proficient in their line of work. After the events that made James what he was he personally ensured that all security personal was highly paid and had at-least 5 years of military experience. This wasn't your typical science enterprise, it was a fortress against the barbarians of the world. "Block Head, I am willing to help you work through this but this is the last time Im going to ask you to calm down. I do not want to do this. You do not want to do this. However you are not leaving me much choice in the matter. So I will say again. Calm down now."
  15. Block Head

    GM "Calm? Need?" said each of Block Heads faces, full of confusion. "What do those words even mean???" "WHO AM I! WHY AM I! I NEED ANSWERS!!!!" he screamed as the emergency lights flashed a dull red over his purple hued body. The emergency was in full swing, and a couple of security guards thudded into the foundry. "Halt! What is transpiring?" they asked, almost in unison. Mannequin did not recognise either of them. They spoke flatly, and seemed slow of intellect. Or even drugged, perhaps. Whatever they wanted, they were at least not pulling guns...
  16. Block Head

    With a sigh Mannequin scolded himself. Of course Block Head would have an existential crisis being exposed to all this. He walked over to the emergency alarm attached to a wall and pressed it. The workers were drilled for such events and immediately started evacuating the facility. Some progress would inevitably be lost but if that's the price to ensure their safety then so be it. "I'm going to have to ask you to calm down now. I don't want to forcefully restrain you but for the safety of my employees I will if I have to. There is no need for any of this. All you need to do is calm down. "
  17. The Spiders for Mars

    Warp whistled. "Fancy. What's in there that's so nasty they need real, actual hazmat suits?" She grabbed at one of the suits, exploring the lengths of its cuffs, legs, waist and all the rest with her hands, trying to get a bead on its shape. How long. how wide, how thick...casually, she looked up and around across the park, up at the tower. No cameras, no people. Quietly, she waltzed behind the van. Another red-black 'flash' and then she was coming back out, already wearing the suit. "Real comfy, isn't it? It's already getting warm." She said. "But I guess that's the price you pay for safety."
  18. Block Head

    GM "No! It is frustrating!" shouted Block Head straight back. It was become increasingly obvious that when emotionally aroused, his five faces started talking slightly out of synch. It was an unpleasant cacophony, and could even make it hard to understand what he was saying. "I feel myself crumbling, inside" he said, still angry. "What have you done? I was happy, before, in my world. Now, my mind is jumbled and confused. I have lost harmony. Why did you do this?" He pounded his head again. "What am I? WHAT AM I????"
  19. Deeper Underground

    Could you throw me some notice rolls please!
  20. Crash on Volturnus (IC)

    Starshot Starshot pondered the matter carefully. The tribe were no strangers to stealth and ambush, which was a start. But also, it seemed, it was the finish. Hunting gave valuable skills, but it was designed for animals. They were facing something quite different. And he said so. "Fighting the pirates...the sky demons....will be different to fighting animals. I am sure you are brave, fast, and strong. But this will be different to hunting" he explained. "They will be prepared, and they will no how to fight back" "We must hunt in a different way...." he offered, hopeful that they would be flexible enough to at least try.
  21. Circumference of Hi [OPEN]

    He nodded when Mona mentioned that the boomerang math was above her level. "It happens," he mumbled. He was used to people taking his things, but he never got them back in one piece at least. The whole 'big guy is a target' thing from normal school. He'd wondered if he was missing something. It did seem off that no one was there to greet him. But he thought maybe they wanted him to find it himself. "Hello, Cathy," he had an accent of a different kind, but maybe not as strong as hers. He stood up some of the bric-a-brac he had taken out of his rucksack falling down to the floor. He cringed as he heard the sound. Looking at the stuff and the people at the table, he wondered if this could get anymore awkward. It probably would. "I, uh, sorry about that." He looked to Cathy again, reaching out a hand, "I'm Anthony Maurice Edwards the third. You can call me Tony."
  22. The Room Where It Happens [OOC]

    Initiative: 1d20+6 13
  23. Codex Immortus: Voin

    Mr Murk "It would depend upon how the contract was sundered" answered Mr Murk "I am not one for vengeance by nature. To love is always wise, to hate is always foolish. But, alas, as you say, we are often fools" he conceded. "There would be three stages to breaking the contract. Firstly, if the transgression is mild or trivial, it would mean but a note, a warning. Providing, of course, that the immortal makes apology". "Secondly, there would be forcible expulsion from the contract, as determined by a council of three. If so expelled, said immortal cannot enter the grounds of club immortus and would receive no help from our system. It would be, as the Catholics would say, excommunication. Further aide or malice towards such an immortal would be the choice of individuals and subject to the laws of the world". "Lastly, for the most serious offences, beyond reprehensible, there would be active action. This would require a universal agreement from all signaturities of the codus. It would be for the most extreme and terrible actions, such that bring the fate of all immortals to great peril. For acts of such cruelty and malice - beyond mere war or violence - that we cannot abide. In such cases, the signaturities will be called to act. Not merely to exclude such a foul soul, but to degrade or even exterminate him". He looked grim. "I hope this never happens of course, but the provision must be there...."
  24. Praetorians: Interlude

    "Moon-Moth thinks he understands, you do not wish to confirm the outcome because until you look inside a box might have anything in it." he mused "but once you do, you are left with the reality." he put his hand on his friends shoulder and said quite plainly in the best Delzari he could muster "We have been through a lot, you more than any there is no judgement in trying to keep yourself from yet more." he adds gently patting at her head with his floofy antenna "I understands of course....We....Lanturnians that is, Don't get older, we lived mainly in a sterile enviroment in the void so we rarely got sick and have adapted to survive on the radiation blasted wastes of our homeworld and the freezing void of our moon." he explained all things " i am over two centuries old and i had never seen anyone I know, anyone i loved, die before that great and terrible battle." he sighs sadly and leans back away "and there was so much death all at once, Moth held together only by closing his heart to further pain and doing what needed to be done."
  25. Praetorians: Interlude

    The Traveller Sitara drunk her water as she listened to her fellow Praetorian, it'd been a while since she'd been near that part of the galaxy even before she joined the Praetorians. "The Lor Republic covers some of the old Empires space, shouldn't be too hard to track down records of any of you kind living there. Things are quiet we could go have a look, but obviously only if you want." She'd spent enough time among non-humans to know they didn't all have the same goals and drive, and she wasn't going to push just to keep herself busy. "Change is good I realise it, I seek it out, but this is different..." she struggled for a good analogy "Have you ever not finished a book of a holoshow because then it means it's finally done?"
  26. [IC] A God Among Insects

    As Sitara scanned the horizon to see if she could spot this "second sun" she mused on what power they were wielding. She had been born during a time of gods and magic, though they weren't as demanding as those here, and whilst she knew the song of her people she doubted they'd work this far from home. The mArttik Avata had taught her the sciences and she never bothered to learn about the more arcane arts. Still, she was at her best when improvising so, for now, she kept her position and waiting for the truth to come there way, as long as it wasn't this second sun on its way.
  27. Spider on the Roof [OPEN]

    Peri knew the building well, she'd designed the maintenance for the air conditioning there. "I know someone who does maintenance on the building, it's amazing who you meet on rooftops sometimes." She passed Warp some of the noodles as she spoke "Please dig in this will only go cold otherwise. Anyway she can get you passes to get into the building, then you can go poking around. And if things go wrong I can be there quicker than you expect." she didn't like lying like this but it was difficult to trust after what she'd been through.
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