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  1. OOC for this. Threads will be split into two with whoever goes where once action gets started. To help me keep an overview with the large number of characters, I'd appreciate if you do a quick rules summary of some of the more unusual power uses that might happen.
  2. RocketLord

    Sky-Pirates!

    GM Secret Location in the Mojave Desert, Nevada March 26th, 1 PM Claremont Academy Field Trip to Danger Institute: Mojave Installation The field trip had been announced a bit suddenly, and for a rather varied group of students, spread out across the different squads: Zenith, White Lioness, Ms. Thursday, Gauss, Thunderbird, Salvo, Forever Boy and Veronica Danger, accompanied by their teacher Steph Harcourt. Why they had been the chosen students were anyone's guess, but they were promised it would be quite a treat. And of course, they would have to write an essay about the visit. It seemed that Headmistress Summers would temper any boon with a bane. But still! At first the group of students would get to on a field trip to the Danger Institute's Mojave Installation, hidden in the Mojave desert. The description of the place had been vague. The students had been told that it was a research station where Danger International studied unknown objects found across the world, kept safely away from any population centers in case any of the objects turned out to be dangerous. They would get a tour of the place, and potentially get to see some of the items of interest. As an added bonus, Headmistress Summers had pulled some strings, and the group of students found themselves arriving via teleporter pads, straight from the Freedom League. Quick and easy travel, and they wouldn't miss several days of classes to travel. That was bound to be quite an experience to the students that had not tried something like that before. As the students and Steph Harcourt appeared, they were met with a big cube of a building, 330 feet in each dimension.There were several square windows in different locations all around the building, placed seemingly randomly. As they appeared at the top of the building at the teleport pads on loan from the Freedom League, the students and the teacher could see a pair of helicopter landing pads, and a small cube with a set of doors that led into the building from the roof. At the ground level, two pairs of great doors were situated at equal spacing on each side of the building. The second thing that the students were met with were sand blowing absolutely everywhere. Not a pleasant experience, by all accounts. The third and last thing was a man with a red scarf tied over his mouth and nose, with thick goggles over his eyes. He was wearing khaki shorts and a dark grey t-shirt, and was shouting for them to get inside, leading the group to the entrance. "C'mon! The storm'll pass soon, but no reason to get caught up in it!"
  3. Monday, August 11, 2016 Emerald City, Oregon The long, ragged line of passengers spilled out of the jet liner, six hours of flight time taking their toll on legs and patience and attention. Tona Baudin did her best to keep her face together until she was able to get away from the crowd. She stood alone by herself for long minutes, focusing on her breathing and her thudding heart. Flying through the air -- such an impossible thing that people here handled so blandly! -- always got to her, and crowds always got to her, and the two together for so long left her feeling twitchy and breathless. For now she was just happy to be on the ground. In time she followed the signs and the crowds out to the main terminal of Benjamin Jacobs International airport and towards the luggage carousel. That, at least, was easy for her. No one else had brought along a bright orange hiking pack with a solid bow case webbed onto the side. No one else could probably heft it one-handed like she did, either, which earned her plenty of empty room when she swung it onto her back. Out on the street, Tona briefly wondered how she was supposed to go about hiring a taxi cab before she saw the big man with her name on a sign. He was broad-shouldered, with greying hair and a powerful, wearing the sort of brightly patterned tourist shirt the archer previously thought only existed in movies. He waved at her, pointing at a black SUV. "Antoinette Bawd-in, is that right? Glad as hell to meet ya, girl!"
  4. Isaac Campbell was born in Michigan, outside of Detroit, not long after the end of World War II. Even as a young man he was interested in adventure and exploration, in broadening his horizons and searching out excitement. After high school he enlisted in the US Navy and qualified as a combat pilot, flying F-4 Phantoms in the Vietnam War. After the US pulled out of Saigon, he found that the Cold War involved too much sitting and waiting for his taste; he volunteered to test experimental aircraft and found himself tapped to fly CIA and AEGIS operatives into and out of Soviet-influenced states in Indonesia and Africa. During this time he was also introduced to the second generation of the Danger family. Isaac mustered out of the Navy in the late 80s and into a job at Danger International. He flew the majority of missions in Indochina and Polynesia, putting the Dangers and their allies anywhere they needed to go in the southern Pacific. Even he couldn't fly forever, though, and a stroke in his mid-50s left his hands too shaky to handle a control stick. He moved into semi-retirement, handling Danger International's missions on the Ring of Fire. These days he works out of DI's offices in Emerald City; the plaque on his door reads "Senior Chief of Field Consultation." Though he pilots a desk these days, Isaac retains connections to AEGIS, the CIA, NATO, and many other alphabet soup organizations that don't admit to everything they do. He's a valuable source of information on different government organizations and can act as an introduction to the old boys club of covert operations. He can also be a colorful individual within Emerald City or Danger International.
  5. Overview Danger International is the corporate face of the famed Danger Family. The company was founded by Johnny Danger with profits earned from an african diamond mind and carefully stewarded by his children and grandchildren into a multinational organization for both economic growth and charity. The overarching corporation is Danger International, the privately held corporation is the prime or full owner of the assorted corporate and non-profit arms that make up the sprawling Danger empire. Within this umbrella are the several companies and charities that do the actual business of Danger International. The John and Patricia Danger Foundation serves as the primary charitable arm of the Danger family managing assorted endowments, scholarships, as well as investment and fundraising for the Foundations Trust. Danger Industries is the company responsible for the operation and management of the original mining interests in Africa from which the other organizations gained their start. Danger Media holds the copyright and trademark materials related to the famed family and it's many licensed product agreements through the ages. The Danger Trade and Tourism Corporation is a publically held corporation related to facilitating trade and tourism with the nation of Dakana. The Danger Institute is a think tank and independent research institute that while lacking the high tech draw of groups like Astrolabs, or Archtech fills a vital niche in natural and social sciences. Danger Financial Services is the golden calf of the Family business, it serves as an international financial services bank as well as a powerful brokerage house in a breadth of markets. The Danger Family itself serves as a de facto seventh corporate entity, the family resources are collected in an array of trusts and privately held corporate entities to ensure both tax security and contend with some of the difficulties of the extreme lifespans or lifestyles of some members. In particular after the first of Ace Dangers widely publicized deaths on one of his more extreme adventures it was found necessary to secure the family properties and goods in a fashion less reliant upon the terms of mortality that surrounds most matters of inheritance. The members of the family maintain personal smaller holdings but the bulk of their wealth is held in trust and accessed and maintained through accountants. How much personal interest a family member takes in the management of hte trusts of course varies greatly. The Danger Family The patriarch of the famed Danger family, John (Johnny) Danger, founder of the Jungle Patrol and Danger International, has long been a larger than life figure in the society circles of Freedom city and the wider world. The Danger fortune and moreover influence has brought him from humble beginnings to a position of prominence. His descendants to enjoy this unique privilege. John and his Wife Patricia were wed in 1924 after a brief engagement, a year later their first born son Ace, after his father's compatriot Ace Adams, was born. The first born scion of the Danger family would go on to many adventures of his own though he himself never sired any children of his own nor wed. Second born Rex Danger (1927-1993) was born two years later in 1927, Both boys at various points in their youth traveled and aided their father on his many adventures and had more than a few of their own, most of them chronicled in one or more of the properties relating to the Jungle Patrols later adventures. Patricia passed comfortably in her sleep in the mid eighties, Rex was killed in the Terminus invasion, his wife Debbie Wildey passed not long after the turning of the millennium. Less well known was their youngest sister Donna Danger-Dent, born in 1930 Donna was raised with much of the luxuries her fathers good fortunes afforded the family. The best schools, tutors, and eventually college led to Donna being the natural if unconventional choice for leading Danger International, among the first woman to serve in a position of power over a fortune five hundred company. Under her leadership the relatively small but lucrative business in diamonds and trade with Dakana her father's connections allowed grew into a potent economic force. Donna has two children of her own with husband Lester Dent(1928-1998) though when the time came for her to retire she passed the mantle of leadership to her niece Rachel Danger who continues to be CEO of Danger international to this day, though Donna remains a potent force in the family and Freedom City society. Rachel oversaw the expansion and division of Danger International into the trusts, corporations, and foundations that they are today. The remaining four Danger grandchildren have at times served in leadership roles within one organization of the family's holdings or another as well as the private sector. Many of the grandchildren have children of their own now, some few perhaps even grandchildren. John and Patricia also took on a young ward when his parents, friends of the Dangers from Johns travels, were caught in the crossfire of the brief 1935 revolution in Iran. Rahim Gilani traveled with John and his son Ace until the second world war broke out when he returned to Iran acting as a liaison between the Iranians and the european occupiers. Rahim never returned to the Danger family though he remained close to Ace and the family through the tumultuous post war years and marrying in Iran shortly after the 1953 coup he died under questionable circumstances shortly after the rise of the Islamic Republic. (OOC Notes: The grandchildren of Johnny Danger beyond Rachel Danger as well as the great-grand-children are purposely left vague to allow future players to connect with the family through those branches should they choose, Likewise the descendants of Rahim Gilani are left open for further development in the future) Danger International Danger International is privately held by the Danger family trusts. CEO Rachel Danger operates the overall strategy of the corporation and the organization of its component trusts, foundations and corporations. While on paper little more than a holding company for the assorted associated organizations it remains potent force in the business worlds of Freedom and beyond. Of late Rachel directs more of the resources towards the charitable works of the organization though the corporate arms remain profitable enough to support this expansion comfortably. As the CEO Rachel also acts as a sort of De Facto matriarch of the family utilizing familial influence and wealth to increase both. Her leadership has been long and she seems sharp still despite her age but many speculate she'll soon seek a successor like her aunt did before her. Danger International also functions as a high profile NGO using the trust and connections the Jungle Patrol built in many areas of Africa and South America to give local government and business leaders a wider voice on the international stage. John and Patricia Danger Foundation The sole holding John Danger maintains any direct control over as a sitting trustee the Danger Foundation is the charitable arm of the Danger Family and sees to assorted endowments, scholarships, grants and other direct charitable donations. Most of it's functions are fundraising and award ceremonies for assorted local or national causes from the arts to education and more. Danger Foundation soirees are generally lavish affairs bringing out a who's who of Freedom City luminaries and bringing in large dividends for the causes they promote. The Foundation was initially a labor of love of Patricia Danger who's outspoken calls for greater equity and social justice became the early hallmarks of the foundations works and continues to be the basis on which the foundation pursues its charitable works to this day. Danger Industries Danger Industries maintains a series of mines and processing facilities in the regions surrounding Johnny Danger's originally discovered diamond mine in Ghana. The company is held in dual ownership by it's workers and Danger International and enjoys highly progressive pay and benefit scales as well as facilities that act as a model for safe and profitable mineral extraction in Africa. Originally the mines were focused on diamonds earning the Dangers much of their initial fortune in competition with DeBeers and later as the mines began to play out and the diamond market tightened shifted to heavy metals and rare earths that form the foundation of much of modern technology. Working conditions are focused on worker safety and heavy investment in safety as well as infrastructure of hte mines has allowed for highly efficient extraction to local processing facilities where environmentally conscious purification and pollution controls are tested and implemented to create as sustainable a process as possible. Most of the management and implementation of these standards is done by the local workers and management who are after all the most invested in both the continued safe and profitable operation of the mines and limiting the dangers to the communities from the mines and processors. Danger International uses Danger Industries both as an example of sustainable worker friendly success as well as a supply chain for corporations seeking ethical sourcing in their supply chains. These international contacts allow Danger Industries to leverage the advantages of their product to higher valuation against those of less equitable mining concerns by evading wholesale clearing houses. Danger Media Danger Media is the rights holder for the many various Danger Family and Jungle patrol media properties as well as modern trademark and likeness rights management of the famed family. The primary holdings are the rights related to the Jungle Patrol serials and their associated secondary properties (animated features, comic books and graphic novels, radio plays, novelizations, and more modern film and television enterprises) as well as the Same for the assorted 'Ace Danger' branded material that was an outgrowth of the youths popularity in the Jungle Patrol media and his further adventures after going independant. They also manage the licensing for these rights with regard to toy and novelty merchandising and handle image management for the family to a lesser degree. In the past Danger media produced some material through an in house studio though that was shuttered during hte downturn in hero popularity amid the Moore years and now new productions are exclusively licensing arrangements. Danger Trade and Tourism Corporation Publicly held though, with the royal family of Dakana and Danger International holding over a third of the stock each, firmly under the control of Dakana and the Dangers the DTTC acts as the formal arm of the special relationship between Dakana and the Danger family. During the deeply isolationist era of the early to mid twentieth century Danger International was one of hte few companies able to make regular trade with the nation of Dakana, as the withdrawal from the world lessened with White Lion venturing forth to serve in the Freedom League the relationship was formalized with preferential agreements made for Danger International (and later the DTTC) to act as primary import/export company for Dakana. Now that trade with the nation is more open overall the DTTC is no longer the only game in town but the long standing relationship remains a strong benefit and they manage some of the most lucrative contracts as well as opening up and facilitating guided tourism in the intensely private nation. Danger Institute The core of the danger institute is based on the teams of scholars that Johnny Danger employed to investigate artifacts he returned with from his adventures. As times changed and the wholesale plunder of ancient artifacts became less the norm for archeology the Jungle Patrol shifted its focus to environmental issues and the scholarly pursuits grew into the Danger Institute during Rachels reorganization of Danger International holdings. The Danger institute today is split into three main branches and is largely self supporting based on revenue from a series of patents on Jungle Patrol gear that later became hte basis for assorted high end expedition equipment. The first Branch is a think tank devoted to environmental and global social sciences working to improve environmental policies in developing economies. The second is an expeditionary organization that funds and otherwise supports archeological expeditions as well as exploratory or natural sciences expeditions charting and cataloging the more extreme ecosystems on earth, such as deep sea exploration, arctic and deep wilderness surveys and excavation of sites of antiquity, Finally the Institute funds outside researchers in assorted fields through grant awards. Danger Financial Services Danger Financial Services holds the bulk of Danger Internationals wealth. Funds that once were tied up in assorted real estate and local ventures around the globe was consolidated under Rachels reorganization into a large investment fund to stabilize the economic backbone of the company. DFS is a publicly held with the Danger Family trusts and Danger International holding controlling interest, in the setup of the trusts voting rights go to the CEO of Danger International. DFS hold diversified investments on a global scale though the main areas of focus are investment in infrastructure for smaller developing nations and supporting local economies through an expansive and growing network of microloans. As well as steady profits, heavy investment in assorted global corporations allows DFS and its officers insight and valuable input into how many of the corporations in question do business in the developing world which is an unstated but well understood secondary goal of the financial institution. Use in Setting The Danger family is a collection of exceptionally wealthy and politically potent individuals, the global scope of Danger International pulls that wealth and influence out to a scale where it can act as a background for the Family and it's interests without becoming a stifling amount of wealth and influence in the narrower domain of Freedom city. It's global reach allows for many hooks tying international events to Freedom as well as serving as explanation for expeditions and explorations to far reaches of the earth or local heroes finding themselves working on international crisis's. Locally the philanthropic arms of hte business can serve both as set pieces for high society events as well as ways of handling aftermath of some adventures offscreen (The Orphans were saved and delivered into a program run by the Danger foundation) With local philanthropy focused often on the exceptional it also allows for reasons for those of more humble backgrounds to legitimately find themselves shoulder to shoulder with the elite of Freedom.
  6. Friday March 1, 2013 Mozambique air space between Pemba and the Messalo River Valley 11:00 CAT (Central Africa Time) [5:00 AM Freedom City] Though it was not yet mid-day on the southeastern coast of Africa, the temperature had already reached the high eighties, without accounting for humidity. Rain clouds lay to the west, though that was hardly unusual as March was the wettest month of the year for this region of Mozambique. An old, Soviet made Mil Mi-8 (Hip) helicopter was flying low over the acacia and palm savannah that covered much of the area near the Messalo River valley in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. The sliding side door on the left side of the aircraft had been left open, providing those inside with some much welcome ventilation to help deal with the stifling heat, humidity and the smell of aircraft fuel from the twin turbines located just above the helicopter’s cargo area. For the ten passengers in the back of the Mozambique Air Force transport, this was the last leg of a long journey. More than fifteen hours ago, they had left Jordan International Airport in Freedom City aboard a plane chartered by Danger International. Their travel route had taken them through Accra, Ghana, where they had boarded a smaller plane, which had flown them to the airport in Pembra, Mozambique, where they had then boarded the Hip. Five of the passengers were employees of Danger International, a foundation and NGO that was heavily involved in humanitarian aid projects in a variety of Third World countries. Dr. Mario Conte; registered nurses Dorothy Cofield and Andrew Myers; civil engineer Denise Gorrell; and support personnel Steven Wilker were part of the disaster relief team DI was dispatching to the Messalo River valley in response to flooding that had occurred when a dam under construction on the river had collapsed less than forty-eight hours ago. The other members of the team, along with UNISON super-agent, Edge, were already on site, preparing the base camp the team would be using during its stay. The other five were individuals who had volunteered to assist the team for the next few days, and were in fact superheroes. Four were students (two young women, two young men) from the Claremont Academy. As a graduate of Claremont himself, during the rushed planning for this mission, Edge had had the idea to reach out to the school and see if any students might want to join the mission for a few days and get a chance to learn about other ways they could use their powers that did not involve fighting criminals. The fifth was by far the most unusual of the group, a humanoid cheetah, the superspeedster known as Jubatus.
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