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  1. Still here. I'll be posting in these threads again starting tomorrow. Laptop's broken, but finally found my Chrome book for the mean time.
  2. Go with a powers check for Speed @Ari
  3. https://www.freedomplaybypost.com/topic/12473-kansas-was-a-lie/ and https://www.freedomplaybypost.com/topic/12472-how-the-northwest-was-won/
  4. -The loud, heart-stopping sounds of an explosion and shattering glass along with the accompanying shock strike around the cities without warning. Within moments, a strange cloud of silvery mist blankets the surrounding area. Just as panic and flight are about to take hold, the cloud begins to swirl without any evident prompting from the wind. It whips itself into a cyclonic mass, discharging what appear to be bolts of bluish lightning both within itself and outward around its immediate vicinity. Both blast and bolts subside and begin to dissipate before anyone can arrive on the scene, leaving the dead and injured as the most immediate concern. The scene is filled with fleeing, panicked crowds and hopelessly jammed roads. The bridges connecting the city have collapsed. Sister cities orphaned from one another- Bethlehem Heights Emerald City, OregonSaturday, August 26, 20196:00 PM South Emerald, the Facet City, a technological hub with a never ending march towards progress. It was easy to forget the city's original growth could be highly attributed to the once large mining community. As the mining industry faded, warehouses grew to support the technology laden industries that had migrated Westward. And of course the working class needed somewhere to hang their hats. Bethlehem Heights wasn't much to look at. It wasn't run down...just not looked after. At least that was how it could be described before the Storm blew through. Cars were on fire, apartments lost power, the streets were flooded with runoff from the Albian River. And looters. Well the looters were feeling particularly bold. As if the police needed any more reason to ignore Bethlehem Heights, the district found itself even more isolated as calls came in from all over Emerald City. Worst of all, there were reports going around that Bethlehem Heights Psychiatric Hospital had an entire wall blown apart. South Emerald was in a state of anarchy.
  5. -The loud, heart-stopping sounds of an explosion and shattering glass along with the accompanying shock strike around the cities without warning. Within moments, a strange cloud of silvery mist blankets the surrounding area. Just as panic and flight are about to take hold, the cloud begins to swirl without any evident prompting from the wind. It whips itself into a cyclonic mass, discharging what appear to be bolts of bluish lightning both within itself and outward around its immediate vicinity. Both blast and bolts subside and begin to dissipate before anyone can arrive on the scene, leaving the dead and injured as the most immediate concern. The scene is filled with fleeing, panicked crowds and hopelessly jammed roads. The bridges connecting the city have collapsed. Sister cities orphaned from one another- Island View Emerald City, WashingtonSaturday, August 26, 20196:00 PM North Emerald, the Gem of the Columbia, in many ways the city could be a throwback to the past. Built around its rather sizeable military presence, North Emerald had all the comforts of a medium size town, with none of the flash of its Southern neighbor. Even the presence of Archetech West didn't take away from uneventful presence that the city. It was the second day of Sound and Fury, Emerald City's annual 3 day music festival. A migrating Festival that always started in Bridge Point and ended in Island View. The air was entirely harmonious. And then the Storm struck. Bolts attacking overhead with a furor not seen since the the Columbus Day Storm of 1962. Even then this was nothing like the storm. The military was quick to send out soldiers to act as support for emergency responders. But, there were so many emergencies. It was hard to picture anyone making their way to the farmland in Island View. The locals had come together, many taking shelter at predetermined locations. But looters, fires, and a very violent pack of feral hogs moving in a dedicated trail towards the center of Island View were the current norm. Island View was not only the birthplace of Emerald City. It was also home to the city's Native American Cultural Center. The local hip hop stars the LongBowz, were aiming to headline the closing of the festival tomorrow at the very same cultural center. That was until they were spotted being forcefully dragged inside the museum through the local television stations before the feed cut off. North Emerald was in a state of chaos.
  6. So. Do I remember what's in the shipment? Nope. Am I still on? Of course! How about you up for it?
  7. Notice: 1d20+1 10 Search: 1d20+1 20 Survival: 1d20+1 6 Untrained in Knowledge that isn't Arcane or Theology atm. So!
  8. Glamazon smiled. It seemed as if everything would go smoothly. Smacking her fist together to release a palpable tremor, she readied herself as she moved for the hatch. Everything would go smoothly and the children would be returned soon. That was what she believed to the bottom of her heart. Or at least to the end of her fists. While it wasn't quite what she expected upon receiving the call. It did feel good to be there for her people. Without any unwanted expectation that she would be eyeing the throne. As the burden of divinity carried a heavier weight than a far younger Thaelia was are of. Her status always had to be minded, but she never kept her thoughts to herself. It was a volatile combination.
  9. @Zeitgeist Blue Let's say mid August if there's no conflict timeline wise for anyone.
  10. It was a quiet afternoon through the Emerald Cities. But, everything changed when the Storm came through. Neither North Emerald nor South Emerald were prepared for the massive infrastructure damage that has taken hold. And only the superheroes on the scene are available to act as first responders. But, what of the sightings of gangs of supervillains appearing on the scene? That's right recruiting players for a version of the Emerald City Knights adventure! Those who own the PDF don't be surprised if the story beats and twists are different. But, the mass empowering event occurs. Note, PC's are not required or expected to form the in setting Emerald City Knights or Emerald :League or any superteam thereof. As such a desire to do so is not a requirement to join. But, Emerald City based characters will get a priority. Seeking 6-8 PCs for two threads that will be ran concurrently in South Emerald and North Emerald (and eventually meet up). Time Travel, combat, and even the moon itself await!
  11. Week 1 (June 1-June 7) Sidcup, London, UK London often met or exceeded New York's murder rate. And as of late the violence had seemingly increased. Foreshadow hadn't brought in any of the members of Vanguard into his latest investigation. They were great at what they did, but his cohorts didn't spend as much time in the underworld's underbelly as he did. And that was how he liked it. Plus asking Dee to watch even half as many UK Drill videos as he did would not make for good dinner conversation. The current investigation wasn't over a stabbing or even the rare murder mile shooting. Foreshadow found himself in London to investigate an arson. Not the first arson he had investigated in London. But, having lost his own parents to a pyromaniac criminal he was often drawn too fires. That was once he got over his fear of them early in his hero career. The police report said this happened as a result of a fight with me. Last time I was even near this part of outer London…no it wasn’t a super I was after. Guy Thin Tony. He had no powers. Just a gang of misled kids. It didn’t add up. He was sure at a glance if he had taken anything back to the lab to investigate the fire would’ve started around then. But, then why didn’t he see anything? And why were there reports of him fighting a fire control using super nearby. Honestly, if he didn’t know better, he would think someone was recreating the events that led to him becoming an orphan. As some sort of sick taunt. Sidcup was full of newlyweds and nearly outs. Gang activity existed, but the resources needed to hire a villain. Well there weren’t any big players in town. And the Ministry had easy access to records on all of the local cults. He didn’t have the political leanings of those who would’ve voted for Thatcher. But, as a result of Thatcher’s paranoia of her enemies, the English authorities had a lock on its cult activity. Nothing went unseen. Nothing, but what really happened here two weeks ago. When a building was set ablaze near a hero who wasn’t there. At least not there with the sort of villain who could’ve started this fire. Then there was that nagging feeling in the back of his head like he was being watched. A feeling that was more haunting for a hero with precognitive senses. Just what the hell is going on? I might have to ask Dee to do little forensics for me. Foreshadow bent down to one knee and pulled out an evidence bag. Slowly collecting pieces of burnt debris, before returning to his scene examination. Next would be pictures, but it was clear where the structural damage first occurred. At the base of the stairs... "Just like when you were a kid, right? But you would’ve noticed the fire before I started am I right?” A gruff voice called out from the top of the stairwell. Foreshadow snapped his head up only to recognize the familiar face of his foster brother. Elliott Allen, agent of UNISON, and former costumed hero by the name of Elite. “Well hurry up, you won’t believe what you’ll find up here.
  12. Week 1 (June 1-June 7) . The Iceberg, Freedom City In AEGIS circles Wednesday gave everyone a case of the Mondays. Those assigned to AEGIS posts had to attend 15 minute stand up meetings with their teams. But Wednesdays the meetings were an hour and a half conferences. Sometimes you could be assigned to a separate department's conference. Which is where Yves Zermeño found herself this very Wednesday. Having the unfortunate draw of being assigned to a private conference with Stewart “Rock Star” Bonham. It wasn't that Yves hated Bonham. Quite the opposite. But, a conference with a department head often lead to a special assignment. And in her experience an assignment from Bonham was babysitting duty. The Dame might send Yves to investigate Terminus related crimes. Dr. Volk would want to collect data. And her team would just do the weekly review. But, Bonham always made it a production. And judging by the smoke filling the room as Yves entered, this meeting would be no different. That was until it became readily apparent that Bonham was nowhere to be seen. Yves quickly scanned the office. It was a windowless conference room with a holographic display in the center of the table. There were a dozen seats all around and a series of computers. But no acting Director to be seen. There were however five people sitting on the chairs around the conference table. The first person Yves recognized was Jessie Baker. Jessie had a reputation on the Iceberg for being opinionated to the point of fault. If there was a thought that went through agent Baker's head, she let everyone know about it. Said thought was often about how wrong everyone else was which didn't endear her too many friends. If not for her impressively accurate results, she would've been out of a job a long time ago. But, it did seem like an inevitability. Next to Jessie Baker was Lee Franks. Aside from Yves, Franks was the only other field agent in the room. And likely the only other person over 40. Yves, had also heard rumors that Franks was a former costumed hero. Though she had never personally inquired as to his past. Everyone deserved their secrets. That was everyone but the person sitting next to Franks, Lyla Chen. Lyla Chen had worked for just about every super-criminal one could think of. A professional henchman, Chen had actually bankrolled her entire career by stealing from a wide variety of her superiors. After all, super-criminals always ended up caught. And their last concern would be remembering the henchman who took a few trinkets here and there. AEGIS was less forgiving, at least on the surface. But, once it turned out that Chen's loyalty lasted as far as her mouth she quickly turned confidential informant with the matching leg jewelry to prove it. The government had made a deal for an earlier release if she cooperated. And somehow she wasn't even the most untrustworthy person in the room. Not with Matti Scoggins there. Matti Scoggins had been the talk of AEGIS for a week. An embezzler among their ranks. The Harvard grad worked for their financial crimes division, and had been skimming a little off the top for years. He was fearless in amassing his collection of stolen goods from super criminals. But, after years he had been caught by the tireless efforts of none other than Jessie Baker. No wonder the two hadn't been placed together. The last person in the room was Hamid Zafiya. The Fresh MIT graduate was a star in the cyber crimes division. Or at least he would've been if he ever took the job seriously rather than playing games with the criminals he targeted. No amount of reprimands and threats of demotions had any effect on the young agent and clear thrill chaser who time and time again had been denied field duty status. It was a motley crew of people that didn't need to be motleying up anything. Agent Alyssa Wild walked up behind Yves. She was Argonaut's long-time partner in the field. And jokingly her work-wife despite the fact that Yves' husband also worked for AEGIS. That was just how much time the pair spent together at work. So when Wild tapped Yves on the soldier to be let in with a whispered, "glad you could make it." The Freed drone was utterly confused. "Well now we can start. Acting Director Bonhan has noted a failing on AEGIs' part-" "Ahem. I noticed a failing on AEGIS' part." Agent Baker interrupted. Only to get stared at by Wild. Neither woman backing down before Wild continued. "As I was saying. After a completely preventable incident, Acting Director Bonham has deemed it necessary to circumvent traditional AEGIS operating procedures. As such he has created a task force with one simple mandate to think like villains in order to predict upcoming conflicts and sabotage them before they happen. This task force will report directly to Special Agent Zermeño." As they all turned their heads to hear Yves say 'No' before storming out of the conference room. She absolutely wasn't going to be in charge of AEGIS castoffs and outcasts. Alyssa chased after her friend in a huff, quickly catching the Lor whom was simply walking at a leisurely pace. "You know when Jack Simmons founded AEGIS, he specifically sought the most insubordinate members of every br1anch of government for his recruits. The Dirty Forty as we call them now. The Patriot believed that a willingness to question orders was the one of the most important foundations of an AEGIS agent. Assuming they were competent and with a bit of drive that is." Alyssa told Yves. "Why me? Most people don't know what or who I am. Why me? Does Bonham really need me to be his fall girl when this entire crapshoot blows up in our faces. And believe me it will." "Someone just has to get them up and running. They'll report to you as needed. You don't need to tell them your story if you don't want. And Bonham's not expecting Argonaut to suddenly slink to the shadows. But, they need oversight, And frankly this is your job." "I'm no leader." "Agent! When there's trouble..." "AEGIS takes the initiative. AEGIS does not play it safe." Every agent worth their salt new how to answer a challenge response to one of the mantras in the AEGIS code.
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