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Freedom City PBP: A How-To Guide



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  1. Velocity Megan gave a small smile as Lulu mentioned that people often did not seem overly frightened of speedsters, particular one that might seem as harmless and wholesome as a young woman speedster. "Being underestimated has been something I have capitalized on for some time. Taking on a rather flighty, somewhat airheaded demeanor certainly helps sell that." The blonde woman's expression quickly become more serious as Lulu once again turned to her own abilities and her past. "Telepathy and other mental powers can be very dangerous if abused, but there are a great number of abilities that can, even if mental powers can be more insidious and unnerving to most. But you need to stop letting your past and your family define you or hold you back. You have grown and changed in so many ways in the years since you came to live with us." Megan paused a moment before another small smile came to her face. "You know who you might benefit from talking with? Paige Cline, also known as Hologram. Not only does she have abilities similar to yours, but she has a public identity, and comes from a family with a much more significant criminal history than yours. I think she can help provide you some valuable insight into the pros and cons of what you are considering, as well as help you see how you can chart your own path forward."
  2. Velocity Megan walked back around to her chair to sit down as Lulu asked her follow up questions. The blonde woman gave Lulu a smile as she began he reply. "Well, the short answer is far more than knew my secret identity when I was your age." "As you know, my parents and siblings all know, as does Robert's mother and sister. Many of the members of the Freedom League know, as do some of my old teammates on the Interceptors, in particular Grimalkin, my oldest and closest friend and one of the first people to know. A few of the parents from the Nicholson school, ones that are also active heroes. There have been a few others here and there, namely Headmistress Summers, another teenage hero I dated briefly around the end of my Senior year in high school and a UNISON agent." "As for my decision to tell various people about my secret identity, well that is no real easy answer and varies from person to person, but all are generally tied to initial, at times misguided, decision to create the identify of Velocity and to zealously guard it. When I gained my powers early in high school, I was already something of a ball of energy and my new powers just seemed to dial that up to a hundred. Just using my powers to get my homework and chores done in moments was just not enough of an outlet, so it was not long before I had my first Velocity costume and was zipping around doing good in North Bay in Kingston. That was incredibly freeing, both in allowing me to operate at my full potential and not force myself to operate at 'normal' speeds and also just get away from my self-inflicted overachieving routine. So, I originally decided to keep my identity and power secret from my parents for selfish reasons, I did not want them to do anything to stop me from being Velocity." "Later, as I ended up dealing with more serious and dangerous events, I convinced myself that keeping my secret was necessary to protect my family and friends. But as I never went to Claremont, it was not easy to constantly keep a double life and regularly lie to everyone I cared about. I can tell you that double life was a significant factor in the chain of failed relationships I had through high school. So, when I meet Grimalkin, despite the fact we butted heads at first it was not long before I shared the secret with her as it was such a relief to have someone to openly talk about things with, particularly someone my own age. Around that time I also shared it with some of my new teammates on the Freedom League." "But I continued to keep the secret from my family and friends, in part continuing to hold to the idea that it was somehow protecting them and also as it was just sort of second nature to keep that going at that point. The double life continued to be something of an issue through college, and very nearly ended Robert and I's relationship. It was only due to the machinations Collapse and the Stopwatch that Robert learned I was Velocity and we got back together." "I finally made the decision to tell my parents and siblings after Robert and I brought Lawrence back to the timeline. At that point was sort of necessary to explain why they suddenly had a six year old grandson or nephew, but I had also had plenty of time to think it all over and discuss it with Robert during Lawrence's first six years in the Null Time. My parents generally had the strongest reaction, feeling rather disappointed I had not trusted them enough with something so important much, much earlier (like when I was sneaking out at night as a teenager to fight crime in the city)." Megan then gave a small smile as she added. "But those feelings were certainly blunted by Lawrence." Megan then stopped a moment as her smiled widened. "Well, that was probably a bit too long winded, but as I said, my Velocity identity has something of a complicated history."
  3. Velocity Megan gave a small nod as Lulu mentioned Veronica Danger. "Her family has an entire media subsidiary at their disposal, I imagine they can help point you to some good resources to help with any PR we might need. If not provide a little help with that as well." When Lulu shifted the discussion to her still having uneasiness with good things happening in her life, Megan gave the young woman a sympathetic smile. The blonde woman stood up and walked over to Lulu, giving her a tight hug. "You are always welcome to any help we can provide to you. As we told you when you were finishing up at Claremont, our legal responsibility for you might have been ending, but you are still part of our family." Stepping back slightly, Megan focused back on Lulu as she gave her a warm smile. "As far as having to pay for the good things that have happened to you, well, I think that if you continue helping people, either as a costumed crime fighter or as a therapist, or both, I think that is more than a fair trade in return."
  4. Velocity Megan waved her hand dismissively as Lulu apologized about bothering her. "You know you are always welcome to talk to Robert or I about anything your concerned about." The blonde woman replied before going quite to listen to Lulu's issues. When Lulu finished, Megan gave her supportive smile. "That is certainly a significant decision you are grappling with. Robert and I are happy to help you consider all the pros and cons of the decision and provide whatever other support you need to help you make it, but it is ultimately your decision. I do appreciate your concern about the impact it might have on us, and Lawrence, but we are probably in a far better position to weather any of that than many, so I do not think you need to worry too much about us." "As to your academic interests and using your abilities in conjunction with that, I am afraid I do not know the full legal and ethical issues with using mental abilities in psychology. But it is certainly something we can help you research, and, if it came to it, get you legal assistance in navigating those issues." Megan leaned back in her ergonomic chair as she turned slightly from side to side as she seemed momentarily deep in thought. "If you are wanting to be public with your abilities, we will probably want to engage a PR firm to help with managing that, possibly even getting out ahead of any possible negative press." She said. "Luckily, you also have some other connections which should be helpful on that front besides just us."
  5. As always, please let me know if there are any errors in the counts. Ari GM 1 x2 = 2 posts Avenger Assembled Angelic 2 posts = 1 PP Neko/Gawain 2 + 1 + 1 = 4 posts = 1 PP + 1 PP (ref point) = 2 PP Patriot II 1 post = 1 PP Fast-Forward 3 posts = 1 PP ChrisClark13 Onyx 2 posts = 1 PP Dr Archeville Horrorshow 3 + 1 + 1 = 5 posts = 1 PP Artificer 1 + 1 = 2 posts = 1 PP + 1 PP (ref point) = 2 PP Electra Chelone 1 post = 1 PP + 1 PP (Guide point) = 2 PP EternalPhoenix Effigy/Invisigirl 4 + 2 = 6 posts = 1 PP Terrifica 1 post = 1 PP Pacer 2 posts = 1 PP Queenie 1 PP (ref point) Exaccus Mirror Knight 3 + 2 = 5 posts = 1 PP Fox Nocturne 3 + 6 = 9 posts = 1 PP + 1 PP (Ref point) = 2 PP Gizmo Chitin 3 + 5 = 8 posts = 1 PP + 1 PP (Ref point) = 2 PP Heritage Grimalkin (MAXED) 6 posts Miracle Girl 2 posts = 1 PP Crystal-Gazer 1 rollover post = 1 PP Shift 1 rollover post = 1 PP The Eel 1 rollover post = 1 PP The Shrike 1 rollover post = 1 PP Kaede Kimura Shooting Star 1 post = 1 PP KnightDisciple Thoughtspeed 1 post = 1 PP Thunderbird 1 PP (guide point) MoonSimply La Puma Negra 2 + 1 = 3 posts = 1 PP Nerdzuel GM 2 + 2 + 1 = 5 x 2 = 10 posts Nightscale 1 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 8 posts + 10 GM = 18 posts = 2 PP Rocketlord Rocket 1 + 3 + 1 = 5 posts + 5 GM = 10 posts = 2 PP Nevermore II 1 + 3 = 4 posts + 6 GM = 10 posts = 2 PP Ghost 1 + 5 = 6 posts + 19 GM = 25 posts = 3 PP + 1 PP (guide point) = 4 PP Freedom Eagle ∞ 3 posts + 7 GM = 10 posts = 2 PP Space Ranger III 1 GM = 1 post = 1 PP Justice 1 GM = 1 PP Archer II 1 GM = 1 PP GM 1 + 11 + 4 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 20 x 2 = 40 posts Sophistemon Impact 9 posts = 1 PP Spacefurry Predator 3 posts = 1 PP Chimera 8 + 2 = 10 posts = 2 PP Paper 4 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 8 posts + 2 GM = 10 posts = 2 PP Blackstaff 2 GM posts = 1 PP GM 2 x 2 = 4 posts Tiffany Korta Bee 2 = 1 PP Starshine 1 = 1 PP The Scarab 1 rollover post = 1 PP + 1 PP (Ref point) = 2 PP Miss Grue (MAXED) 1 Thevshi Multi-Girl: 1 post = +1pp, +1 [Mod] = +2pp Sri Kath'lana: 0 posts + 1 rollover = 1 post = +1pp Velocity: 1 post, rolled over to Sri Kath'lana Mod Point, to Multi-Girl
  6. Velocity "Of course Lulu, come on in." Megan Harrow responded promptly to Lulu's inquiry. The blond woman was seated behind the desk of her office, turning away from the computer screen towards one side of the desk to look at the young redhead as she stepped into the room. Megan's office was something of a departure to the majority of the décor in the Harrows' North Bay home. Most of the house was decorated rather formally, with a more modern aesthetic, while avoiding being ostentatious. The furnishing in Megan's office was a more sleek and minimalist. Where the walls of Robert's study were lined with bookcases, Megan had only two, right behind her desk. And rather than being filled with books, probably no more than a third of the total space was taken by a few carefully arranged groups of books. The remainder of the space contained pieces of art or picture frames. One a shelf just over halfway up one of the book cases was dedicated solely to pictures. One was of Megan and Robert at their wedding, another was the most recent school picture of Lawrence, and the third was Lulu’s graduation picture from Claremont. Megan's bright blue eyes were studying Lulu as the young woman made her way into the room. "What can I help you with?" She asked with a warm smile as she gestured to a chair on the other side of her desk.
  7. Multi-Girl Several of the Bernadettes piled on top of Sportsman glanced over towards Nevermore and one of her duplicates as they arrived at the scene. It was then that Sportsman tried to insult her, but was unable to break free from the pile of Irish teenagers. Glancing down at the pinned supervillain, one of the redheads gave him a small scowl. "Oh, bloody shut up." She stated as she delivered a quick backhand to the side of Sportsman's head and knocked the villain unconscious. As he went limp and stopped struggling, the teens stood back up. "That should take care o’ him fer now." She responded to Nevermore, ready to follow his lead on regrouping with the others.
  8. Thevshi


    Velocity Vlocity gave an understanding nod at Fast Forward’s reference to the giant bees of Sancutary. "They are good, though my son is not so little anymore." She replied as he asked about her family with a small smile. "He starts high school next fall." As the Freedom League speedster spoke with Fast Forward, she gave nods of greeting or small smiles to others than passed by and offered greetings to the pair. Velocity returned Get-Away's wave with a confident one, not bearing any ill feelings on her part toward the super-thief. Johnny Speed….he likely would be a bigger issue, seeing as he had barely stopped glaring at her since they had arrived here.
  9. Her Strike, so a DC22 Fort save or be knocked out.
  10. Multi-Girl is going to coup de grace Sportsman I considering he is bound and helpless.
  11. Thevshi


    Velocity Velocity had not really been interested in taking part in some competition to prove the fastest being in the cosmos (or whatever the mysterious judges had indicated the title would be). But given the interest various cosmic beings had shown in her son Lawrence in recent years the Freedom League speedster had figured it might be worthwhile to possible get a few that were friendly by cooperating with their little competition. She was dressed in her rather iconic costume, the morphic molecule yellow body suit with a black and white checkered pattern that ran up the sides of her legs and torso and down the side of her arms. Her mirrored visor covered her eyes and the brown wig that stuck out the back of the mask that covered much of the rest of her head and face was back in a ponytail. Although Velocity went through the motions of looking around at the others gathered for the competition, she really did not need to. The technology built into her visor gave her full view of everything around her. The speedster recognized most, if not all of those gathered for this competition, though there were a few that she had faced off with before. One was Get-Away of Larceny Inc., the two having tussled when the group of super-thieves had attempted a heist at a high-profile charity event in North Bay. And then there was Johnny Speed. Velocity had faced him back toward the end of her Senior year in high school, when she had stumbled into a plan by the Tyranny Syndicate to replace key individuals on Prime Earth with their duplicates from Anti-Earth. Speed had been overseeing the operation and Velocity had gone one-on-one with the villain, and won. It was that case which earned her the invitation onto the Freedom League. Clearly Speed had not forgotten being beaten by a teenage girl. Velocity was pulled from her thoughts when Fast-Forward made his way over to greet her. The League speedster turned toward him with a friendly smile. "Good to see you Fast-Forward. How is Hologram?"
  12. Multigirl Bernadette took part in the group’s experiment on what this unusual spirit might like in terms of "food," while some of her duplicates continued working on cleaning other parts of the church. While Ryder had numerous songs he could play on Cyan, the Irish teenager also took up sing some songs as well, covering a wide range of musical genres with songs ranging from "Down To The River To Pray" (with a small choir of duplicates) to "Bad Reputation" (with Cyan providing the musical accompaniment). The redhead and a couple of her duplicates followed after the group when they traced the spirit to the old daycare center. When Ryder deciphered the message the spirit asked of them, a sad look came to Bernadette’s face as she thought about the spirit once again being left without anyone to provide it what it needed. "Sadly we won' be livin' here." The Irish teen stated to the "nun" in the faded picture of the alphabet. "We have ta be goin' back ta our school." "But we can come back an' visit!" Stated one of her duplicates. "That's right." Bernadette said with a nod. "An' this place is goin' ta become a skate park an' community center, so there should be plenty of people an' music comin' back to here."
  13. Veronica Danger [MAXED] (1) Friend Like Me (1)
  14. Veronica Danger Veronica smiled as Davyd showed off how far his shapeshifting abilities had come over the years at Claremont. The teenage Danger had of course seen him use his abilities a number of times, but it was still pretty amazing to watch. "Yeah, durability sometimes has to come behind functionality." She stated in response to Andromeda’s comments about the problems with changing certain components to more durable materials that would unfortunately alter the conductive nature of the component. "But as Ace said, there are probably some ways to engineer around the durability issues." Veronica focused back on Davyd. "So, sounds like you have at least a plan for what comes next."
  15. Thevshi

    Dakar Rally

    Veronica Danger As Micha did his walk around the Mini, he could see minor cosmetic damage to the paint and lower parts of the side panels from rocks and sand. But the critical components of the vehicle were all in excellent shape, dusty and sandy to be sure. After finishing the visual inspection, Micah rejoined Veronica to begin the maintenance and fine tuning of the vehicle for the next day with Liz assisting the two after she came back from dropping off her things in her pod. Making his way over to one of the ecopods, Davyd examined the interior of the generally egg shaped shelter. Inside he found both a table and bed to the right of the doorway. To the left, set into the end was a small kitchenette with a sink and a small range. Next to the kitchenette was a door which Davyd discovered lead into a small bathroom. As Lulu finished unpacking her things, she heard a small chime from her tablet, alerting her that she had received an update on times for the first stage of the relay. Looking at the posted information on the official times, the redhead saw that she and Veronica had tied the team for Summit Transnational for third place in their category!
  16. @KnightDiscipleGoing to need Craft Mechanics or Electronics for working on the Mini and the truck for the first leg of the next stage. Veronica will assist: first for the Mini: she gets a 17 so +2 to Michh's roll on the Mini. For the Truck, she gets a 15, so also a +2 to Micah's roll on the truck.
  17. Well, looking at the description for an Engulfing Snare, I think it operates as a grapple for how it impacts Multigirl (she loses her dodge bonus). so that would hit. By the way, she has a bruise from the earlier attack. She gets a 13 on her toughness save, ugh, going to have to use her hero point to reroll for a 18 but because she only rolled a 7, that is actually a 28, so she is fine. Also, Nevermore II and Multi-Girl's duplicate should not be near the entrance any longer as they moved in further (at least the duplicate did)
  18. Synapse It turned out that the Central Hub was not far from the portal, with the two teenagers making their way through the open doorway into the large, towering Central Hub. The large, circular room had a vaulted domed ceiling that was supported along by numerous austere décor arched metal columns that lined the outer walls. Along the outer wall, there were several other open doorways similar to the one Murine and Luke had just emerged from, extending outward likes spokes to other various chambers. At the very center of the room was a massive plated column covered with computers and monitors, all flickering as the monitored a multitude of information sources. Standing on a small platform next to this massive column was an attractive woman in her late 20's or early 30's. She was dressed in a pair of jeans, a Nine Inch Nails T-Shirt with a black leather jacket and a pair of Doc Martins completing her look. She had shoulder length black hair, with several streaks of blonde. There were numerous holographic screens projected in the air around the woman who had been studying some of them when the two teens exited the portal room. Turning to look toward the two, the woman swept her left hand to the side as if pushing something side and all of the holographic screens were swept away. "Good afternoon, you must be Luke." The woman said with a sophisticated English accent as she gave the two a small smile. "Welcome to London."
  19. A paralyzed target has a Defense of 5 (so you need a 5 or better to hit them)
  20. Veronica Danger Veronica gave a small smile at Davyd expressed interest in joining her on some future adventures. "I will be sure to give you a call the next time something interesting comes up." The teenage Danger stated as Andromeda began discussing journalism and unintentionally reveled one of the major projects Rachel had been focusing on recently within Danger Media. The young woman could not help but smile slightly at Andromeda’s not so subtle confirmation to Ace that there were no private images on the memory card in the GoPro she had given Davyd. Andromeda generally had a rather unfettered attitude about a good number of subjects which tended to make most people uncomfortable. Instead Veronica just smiled again as Davyd discussed some of the older DI productions he used to watch with his father. "Well, we certainly can help get you come connections to pursue things, so there should be a lot of options." She stated.
  21. Freedom City, New Jersey Saturday November 20, 2020 With Claremont being closed the upcoming week of Thanksgiving, Murine had invited Luke to join her for part of the week in England to meet her guardians. In order for Luke to be back to Freedom City in time for Thanksgiving, the plan was for the two to travel to England at the start of the weekend and come back on Tuesday. Murine had not been terribly specific about how they would be traveling to England, so it was not too surprising that the pair caught a Lyft from the Claremont campus early Saturday morning. What was a bit more unexpected was that the Lyft did not take them to Southside, where Jordan International Airport was located, but instead took them downtown to the British consulate in City Center. Murine's ID badge had them quickly through security and into the consulate, where a member of the consulate staff was waiting for them. Despite it being early in the morning on a Saturday, the man was immaculately dressed in a finely tailored suit. The British diplomate was polite and friendly as he led the pair of teens through the consulate, taking them down into the basement of the building. After going down several levels, the diplomate had led them through a corridor where several armed Royal Marine Commandos had been stationed and into a somewhat small concrete room with a high ceiling. In the center of the room was a large steel archway that was clearly some sort of high tech machine. The diplomate moved over to what appeared to be some sort of control panel to one side of the archway and removed a keycard from around his neck which he inserted into the panel. The man spent a few moments operating several of the controls and the archway began to hum as it powered up. As the humming continued to increase in volume and electricity began to arc across the surface of the metal, a hollow "THUMP" echoed within the room as the archway pulsed with energy and what appeared almost to be a silvery pool of energy sprung into existence within the archway. With Murine leading him forward, Luke felt a slight tug as he entered the strange silvery energy and instead of stepping through the archway to the other side of the subbasement room in the Freedom City British consulate, he and Murine were stepping past a similar archway that sat in rather different room. London, England Undisclosed Location Under the Thames Saturday November 20, 2020 2:14 PM local time While this new room was generally the same size and shape, it was not made solely of concrete. Instead, along the walls were several columns of arched metal that appeared both structural and decorative. There was a similar control panel as had been back at the consulate sat off to one side of this archway. The only visible exit from this room was on the wall the two teens had been facing as they had come through the portal, an open doorway that seemed to lead into a much larger space beyond. Moments after the two arrived, a mechanical sounding voice filled the air. "Greetings Murine Scaedusangere, aka Shadowborne." "Secondary individual identified, Luke Landers, aka Nightscale. Secondary individual's clearance preapproved. Welcome Luke Landers." "Synapse is waiting in the Central Hub."
  22. Velocity Megan smiled at Lynn’s comments about Lulu and her spot-on impersonation of the Southern teen. "Not sure how much credit we can claim for her helpfulness and manners. I believe those were pretty well engrained in her early on growing up in the South. We pretty much just helped to fill in some gaps in her education." "Well, that and helping remind her that people can care about her and not be doing so just to be able to manipulate her into using her powers to take advantage of people." The blonde then added.
  23. Veronica Danger "Sure, no problem" Veronica stated as J'onn asked about Cycles' navigation system and being able to share data. With a flick of a switch her Cycle connected with J'onn's and the navigation system activated on a small screen on the handle bar and showed their route. Veronica kept them at a steady speed, not going too fast initially until she was sure J'onn had a handle on handling the Cycle. Then she gradually increased speed until they were at a good cruising speed. Along the way the teenage Danger shared some information about some of the sites they passed, having been through the area once with her parents when she was much younger. As they pulled up toward the group of hills, Veronica pulled her Cycle off to the side of the road and powered it down, taking off her helmet and tucking it away into her pocket dimension again. Taking out a small object that looked sort of like a wrist watch, she held it out to J'onn. "Here, a remote control for the Cycle if you need to call it too you for any reason." She then looked up at the giant stones at the top of the highest point. "Well, that looks like a good place to start."
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