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The Fellowship


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The Fellowship

The group of Terminus Children calling themselves The Fellowship has no public ties to the FAH despite the near identical names. The Humanist orientation of the FAH seems completely at odds with the Fellowships Terminus Baby Supremacist platform and the FAH's general all talk little action approach (rarely even staging protests) is far from the Fellowships attacks on groups and organizations promoting peace with or worse subjugation by humanity of those touched by the terminus. They hold that their power grants them effective sovereignty and that those without are automatically by evolutionary design their subjects to be done with as they please. Needless to say organizations from AEGIS to UNISON and nearly every national government is very interested in this group of terrorists and their actions reflect poorly not only on the already tenuous reputation of other T-Babies as they are occasionally derisively called but to a degree on all of the super powered. Not enough to sway public opinion in any significant way as yet but if a hero or group of heroes is seen as going light on them it would certainly be quite the media frenzy.

 

There is of course more to the Agenda of the Fellowship than even They are aware. The core of the group are empowered by Mutations originating in exposure to Terminus energies. Like most "Terminus Babies" they do not draw their power directly from the Terminus instead having been changed by the energies at a genetic level. The Terminus does however know that which has been touched by its entropy. This is how Omega first came to know Providence and how Omega has influenced the Fellowship to the ends of his grander plans. Even Providence is not aware of the invisible hand guiding the movement in any conscious sense but their purpose still serves the needs of Omega as a world where humanity looks with fear upon its protectors is a world vulnerable to Omega's plans. Should The Fellowships crusade succeed Providence will be the first to be raised into an Anihilist, and the Fellowship his servitors.

 

 Providence "Everyone Wants to Save the World." Providence is the Charismatic leader of the Fellowship and the shaper of their Ideology. It is from him that the others have taken up their evolutionary superiority ideals and more importantly it is Providence who has led them to the path of revolt against human authority. Providence's true identity is unknown even to the rest of the fellowship however. Providence has no given name only a serial number. In a dark future those with powers have been subjugated by those without. Any who rise to far above the average are removed from population and interned in government controlled advancement facilities where their talents and abilities can be mined and studied to produce advances for 'normal' humans. Providence was freed by an underground agency fighting against the regime for the equality of 'abnormals' as they were called in his time. In a failed assault on a major abnormal studies facility his cell was wiped out and he was about to be recaptured. In a desperate bid he attempted to overcharge his temporal control powers to get a 'do-over' nearly killing himself in the process and almost burning himself out completely. However his 'do-over' was more than he could have possibly imagined. He had shifted himself far enough back that he could prevent the imprisonment and subjugation of his kind. He is now a man on a mission to ensure that his dark future does not come to pass. At any cost.

 

What Providence does not know is that all of this is a lie. His memories are not his own and the cruel experiments upon himself and others like him were preformed at the hands of Physician Friendly at Omegas express request. In the aftermath of the Terminus Invasions agents of Omega abducted Infants changed by the Terminus intending to create native agents in willing thrall to Omega. The experiment was a failure. But Providence showed such will that Omega took him and personally honed him into the weapon he needed. The other infants if lucky became Proles or Omegadrones. Providence had another destiny put upon him. His escape, the resistance, his near recapture and his 'time Travel' all were a carefully crafted facade. It was Omega all along guiding the lie to create the perfect weapon in his war on Prime. A native hero who would turn on Humanity like Centurion never would. A leader of men who would gather the superpowered to him and use them to ease the way unknowingly for Omegas inevitable return. Providence is no Anihilist, Yet. But he has the life experiences to become one should he gain the power to turn on his own world as the Anihilists must always do. His memories are absolutely real. His experiences were a grand facade but he experienced all of it and none but Omega knows his true purpose. Of course with Omega being so weakened by recent events there is a chance for others to turn Providence away from his path should they manage to discover his secret unknown even to himself.

 

 Firestarter "And some just want to see the world burn." Jennifer Holmes is a loosely leashed psychotic little more than an attack dog of the Fellowship but a potent one none the less. She has come to Providence's teachings from a neo anarchist ideology. She doesn't feel strongly about the whole idea of T-baby superiority but she knows she neither likes nor trusts authority and is a big fan of being a sovereign state in and of herself so long as that means she can act on her more outlandish urges with impunity. She however is well aware that she can't stand on her own against the world so she follows orders and keeps most of her darker tendencies in check, for now.

 

Jersey Devil "Devil Boy what have you done?" Anthony Bates has become the monster his parents took him to be at his birth. His mutations from the terminus energies were plain upon his skin at birth from the misshapen limbs to the odd hue hue of his skin to the small buds of horns on his forehead he looked every bit the part of some demonic force born into this world. While the authorities wished to study the infant his parents refused knowing in their zealotry exactly what sort of creature had been born to them and that it must be purified by the light of the their lord and savior. They kept him isolated and pushed more and more extreme exorcism rituals upon the child as he grew. Keeping him locked in a hidden basement room the rest of the time as they prayed for divine intervention. There was nothing divine about the intervention that eventually came to free Anthony. Providence and the fellowship had found out about the odd case through connections in the FAH and came for him not long after his thirteenth birthday. Bates has become Providences most loyal follower as he knows first hand what the humans fear can do to those who are different.

 

Shortcut "Hang on I know a Shortcut." Shortcut, born Lucas Davies, discovered his powers later than most of those touched by the terminus likely due to the concentration required for them to function in a noticeable fashion, thus lived a normal life until his early teens. He's able to open portals to places near and far and has in recent years perfected how to do so in more creative ways than mere transportation. In his youth he used it mainly to shoplift in his poor Lincoln neighborhood before being inducted into the fellowship. Lucas is the least invested in the cause of the fellowship and at first glance the easiest weak point to exploit on the team. He is however absolutely Loyal to Providence and in fact so deeply in love with the charismatic leader as to blur the line to obsession. Providence teases just enough interest to keep Shortcut from feeling spurned yet always craving more with all the skill the master manipulator can muster.

 

Fury "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." Shelly Chou was always little more than a spoiled brat. By the time she reached her teen years her parents had grown from overindulgent to terrified of their little princess. Her temper tantrums had ramped from destructive to dangerous as she and her powers grew. Out of fear that they were somehow responsible and shame of their fear they hid her obviously supernatural powers from neighbors and authorities alike. they lied about deaths in the family, trips, whatever they had to fulfill Shellys wishes to stay home from school or really participate in anything she didn't want too. It all of course couldn't last and went very very wrong when Shelly was the object of a prank by an immature eighth grader at a school dance. She lost it and it took a full MAX squad to restrain her. Several students and chaperones were injured and her parents cut a deal with the state to ensure she couldn't come home. Providence busted her out en route to Blackstone and she has served him since, at least to the degree it serves her purposes her 'shopping' trips are a constant frustration risking blowing their operations but her potent power set is thus far worth it. She's always known she was better and deserved more from the world now with the fellowship she can just take it.

 

Faceless "I'm your man..." Perhaps the only one to know Faceless' true name is Providence. Certainly no one else does. Some of the others mistrust him of course and he's made reference to events that would suggest he is older than the others and most assume he's either a mercenary or just an old fashioned super-villain jumping on the winning team. He is in fact much older but gained his powers in the first terminus incursion. He's done many bad things under many now discarded names and acts as the teams perfect infiltrator his abilities to change his appearance and minor psychic abilities perfectly suited to the task. Providence seems to trust him absolutely but no one is certain why. There seems to be history there but if so it is so deeply hidden as to be nonexistent.

 

Others This is not an exhaustive list of Fellowship members. Any touched by the terminus and enhanced are allowed entry though there is certainly many checks to prevent infiltration. Most have minor powers at best and are used as distractions or only for minor jobs of little import. Likewise these individuals know little of the operations true intents and plans in case of capture. Oddly though even these seemingly expendable members are broken out of whatever holding they are placed in in short order. At least some of the Fellowships claims of fraternity seem to be true.

 

How to Use The Fellowship in Play

first and foremost they don't all need to be in a thread where the Fellowship is acting. The fellowship at large holds many more devotees of their philosophy and is not above hiring mercs to fill out on tricky missions. So you can have any one of these folks act as a single threat or as the main threat with minions or lower power villains. They are all about their ideology thus their activities are to that point and purpose. If they are ripping off a back it is due to the bank backing some kind of Tbaby registration legislation not just for money. However the individuals do have their own goals and may have slipped out to cause some general mayhem. They consider themselves above the laws of normal people thus stealing and other crimes are like shopping to a normal person. Providence tries to keep them somewhat in check to avoid costly incarceration and the inevitable breakout that must follow but many are strong willed personalities in their own right. Mix and match the Members to fit the group they are facing.

 

You can also use generic antagonists or even appropriate Oddballs (Plausible T-babies or at least people likely to be mercs or friendly to the cause) or Ecals archetypes as minor members of the Fellowship. Very few know of the tie between the Terrorist Group and the Charitable FAH even within the Fellowship so don't let that slip too easily and even if it does it is likely to be undermined by the FAH and Fellowship before any real proof can be gathered. (They do have a man who can be anyone and a person who can go pretty much anywhere)

 

Providence in particular takes care. He is as currently built high on PP but 'only' PL 15 with caps. Without his devices he drops much further (5 Offensive 10 Defensive) But he has alot of tricks available to him between skills etc. As with any Mastermind type add in appropriate equipment, HQ, or minions at no cost. That can apply as well to most of the other members. The Fellowship through the FAH has alot of access to cash and no compunctions about using it to forward the cause.

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