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  1. GM Bethlehem Heights, March 14th, 9:30 PM Bethlehem Heights might not be a rich area, or one where the police routinely patrolled, but it was still home to many. And in the last few weeks, there had been a rash of so far unexplained disappearances. The disappearances seemed focused on the undesirables of society: The homeless, the drunks, the addicts. The people of the street. Not enough to make city hall care enough to send the police for more than routine attempts at searching for the missing people. People were warned to stay off the streets in Bethlehem Heights during the night, but otherwise, little effort was put into finding the missing people, or even finding out what was going on. If anyone were to solve the mystery, it seemed that the heroes of Emerald City would have to step up. And as a man's scream cut through the night in Bethlehem Heights, they might soon get their chance.
  2. Lakeside, Emerald City 9:10 pm, 4th July 2018 The air glowed red towards Mount Stanley but not the glorious sunset that was happening over the sparkling Pacific rather Lakeside was burning. At the edge of the area, a rather eccentric mansion was blazing merrily, with everyone out it would be no danger to anyone rather a loss of property if not for the chance of the Elysian forest also catching. Already at another fire in the area, a strange coincidence in itself, someone would be able to respond soon enough, but it could be too late for the more valuable forest that surrounded the area.
  3. Emerald Spider Power Level: 10/12 (180/184PP) Unspent Power Points: 4 Trade-Offs: None In Brief: Your friendly neighbourhood spider hero. Catchphrase: "It's the duty for those who can to protect the weak." Theme: Catch Me If You Can, Girls Generation Alternate Identity: Peri Pyeng (Secret) Birthplace: Emerald City Residence: Bethlehem Heights, Emerald City Occupation: Air Conditioner Repairs Affiliations: None Family: Mi-yeong Pyeng (mother, deceased), Jin-ho Pyeng (father), Myung-sook Pyeng (Grandmother), Jae Pyeng (Aunt) Description: Age: 27 (DoB: 25th February 1991) Gender: Female Ethnicity: Korean-American Height: 5'5" Weight: 125 lbs Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Peri has only recently begun to look more into her appearance, though she still gives it as little attention as she can manage. Her hair is usually kept relatively short and tied up to keep it out of the way. With a little more responsibility she's begun to dress appropriately in a pantsuit, though they are fairly cheap and often dirty from her hands-on way of working. When not working she dresses for comfort and utility not really worrying about how fashionable her choices appear to everyone else. The superhero costume she wears is based on the original hoodie she was wearing when she first appeared as Emerald Spider, though a dark green rather than the black of the original. Over the costume is a fine web-like silver pattern, that increases the efficiency of the Spdr Rig. The Spdr Rig itself has been improved over time and is now three distinct unit's the two gloves, now green with the silver thread like the rest of the costume, and a slim silver belt. The gloves have a series of capsules around the wrist, whilst the belt is mostly made up of them, then generated the quantum field and provides power. To hide her identity beneath the hood she wears a green hood and goggles. History: Peri still remembers well what her mother would always tell her before she went away on deployment, Mi-yeong serving in the armed forces, that it was her duty to protect those that couldn't protect themselves. To her shame, a young angry Peri told her mother that she didn't care about those stupid people, what she said wasn't important (though she can remember it in vivid detail) what matter was that she never came back from that flight. The young Peri didn't cry or show any emotion of her mothers death, instead, she made a promise of herself that she would do everything she could to make her mother proud. Already possessing a keen mind she applied herself to her studies, paying less attention to the science fields that she loved in favour of the more practical fields of engineering. Whilst she didn't have many friends or go on many dates she was content to follow this path and was rewarded with top grades at both High School and University. With such amazing grades there was a clamour of several top companies trying to recruit her to there company. At that point her future looked bright. After careful consideration she chose Nerio Concepts a small research firm that was working to create a device to project a force field to both protect the wearer and allowed limited flight function. The snappily named Spdr Rig was she was told to help emergency services to safely reach trapped and injured people for when they couldn't rely on superheroic help. Though she didn't originally develop the suit she quickly figured out its manufacture and made numerous improvement to the systems operations, indeed she already had numerous ideas for the second Rig once the first proved successful. The one fateful night she was doing final checks on the Spdr Rig's computers when she discovered there was a function to allow the suit to generate and expel a potentially dangerous burst of energy. Digging further she discovered more hidden functions that allowed the Spdr Rig to be weaponised, this went against the purpose she believed for the suit could and should be used for. Carefully she began to rooting through the companies computers she further discovered this was the actual aim of the project and that the Spdr Rig was to be sold off to the highest bidder. However, she wasn't careful enough and was confronted by a group of strangely armored guards, finally making her realised that the company was a front of a Super-Criminal organisation. With no other choice, she donned the Spdr Rig and used it to escape, without harming anyone in the process, escaping into the night. Thinking it was over she was shocked to be awoken the next morning by the police to be informed that the place had been burnt down in a fire, one that they had evidence that she'd started, and had claimed several lives. They didn't quite arrest her but did take her into custody, where a company lawyer explained that this could all go away if she told them where the Spdr Rig was now. She didn't even hesitate and instead told them that the Rig was destroyed, ready to accept whatever they had in store for her. To her surprise instead of arresting her or worse, they released her though in the cruellest thing they could do they had her blacklisted meaning she could never work in the field she had dedicated her life. Never being a quieter she picked herself up and rebuilt her life the best she could, having no plans to do anything with the Spdr Rig she wasn't as far as she was concerned a hero. Collecting the Spdr Rig to finally destroy it, better than it falling into the wrong hands, she spotted a mother and daughter about to be hit by a runaway bus. Without thinking she leapt into action snatching the two up and away from the danger, by scaling a nearby building with them. Having been caught on many cameras overnight she became a local hero, dubbed the Emerald Spider. Finally, she had a way to do good and help others in memory of what her mother had done. With Emerald Cities having few superheroes Emerald Spider was quickly adopted by the populous as there hero, an honor that Peri has taken very seriously. Keeping fiercely independent Emerald Spider hasn't only saved lives and fought villains she's also spoken out about the ills that befallen even a city as lucky as Emerald Cities. Whilst some have criticised her being so vocal most love her for standing up for her home, some snidely pointing out that most of those Freedom City heroes never even set foot in Emerald Cities. Away from the cowl being such a vocal hero has bought Peri out of her shell and bought out the communicator that had been inside her all along. This has allowed her to move up in her job, to a better-paying position, and a new apartment away from her father, though she has to share with her only slightly older Aunt Jae. But being a hero as well known as Emerald Spider can't help but bring out powerful enemies... Personality & Motivation: Peri's entire life has been focused in many ways to helping others, feeling that in this way she honors the memory of her mother. Even though she knows it's not her fault she's never been able to shake the guilt of the last things she said before her mother died. Though she's still very serious her time as Emerald Spider has affected her greatly, allowing her an outlet to enjoy herself has made her less stern. She's even been known to tell a joke now and again! Whilst she's Emerald Spider she's much more relaxed, having little time to overthink things she tends to rely on her instincts to deal with challenges. What started as a way to deal with her nerves, quips and joke at the expense of her enemies, has turned into something she now does naturally. Powers & Tactics: Peri's relies on her enhanced agility to keep constantly moving, making herself a difficult target to hit as can. She will do hit and run tactics, especially on ground base targets, hopefully keeping out of the way of potential danger. Mainly she chooses to make herself the main target of any attack, so others can take advantage of this fact. She's been doing this long enough to be a competent fighter, though she still prefers to use other means before fighting itself. Power Descriptions: The Spatial Distortion Resonance Rig (Spdr Rig) generates a field that works on strong and weak atomic forces to either attract or repel the operator from objects around them. The various way that this can be used is done with a series of complicated finger movements, despite several alterations to the design of the Rig she's kept the hand gestures her main thought is that this makes it's difficult for other to try an operate. The rig itself consists of a pair of gloves and belt and boots that all work together to generate the field, this had been enhanced by the fine silver mesh she's inlaid throughout her costume, the web pattern it forms was just a bonus. Because of the way the three interact lose of any of them will disrupt the function of the device. The Spdr Rig when active generates a shimmer in the air of a twisting of cords in the air, a visualization of multidimensional superstrings or quantum filaments, the solidity of these cords depends on how concentrated that part of the field is currently, from almost hidden by the silver web of her costume for her force field to almost solid for her Spdr Blast. Continued exposure to these fields has subtly altered her own quantum signature allowing her to do some of the Spdr Rig's abilities without wearing the apparatus. It's only recently that she's discovered this and she's still exploring the range of these powers and what possible harm they could cause to her. Complications: Don't run on Triple A's: Manipulating the fundamentals of the universe is a little power draining, to say the least, at the most inopportune moments her Spdr Rig can sometimes run out of juice making things difficult, to say the least. With Great Power: Peri is driver by the memory of her mother to always try and do the right things. She will push herself to her very limits, and sometimes beyond, to try and stop the villains. Can't fool Nana: Whilst Peri has managed to hide her identity in Emerald City from everyone except one, Nana Myung-sook. Nana had seen through her disguise almost immediately and got Peri to confess to the fact. Whilst it's mostly a bonus, giving Peri someone to talk to about her problems, Nana Myung-sook can't help but try to get involved in her granddaughter business putting herself in danger. Superheroin' don't pay the bills: Whilst she's managed to earn herself a better job, though she still spends lots of time on skyscraper roofs, the continuous improvement and power needs of the Spdr Rig still take up a substantial portion of her wages. Abilities: 0 + 6 + 0 + 12 + 6 + 6 = 30PP Strength: 10/18 (+0/+4) Dexterity: 16/24 (+3/+7) Constitution: 10/22 (+0/+6) Intelligence: 22 (+6) Wisdom: 16 (+3) Charisma: 16 (+3) Combat: 16 + 12 = 28PP Initiative: +3/+7 Attack: +10 Spdr Blast +8 Base Defense: +10 (+6 Base, +4 Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed Grapple: +8/+16 Knockback: -5 Saving Throws: 5 + 5 + 5 = 15PP Toughness: +6/+10 (+0/+6 Con, +4 Force Field) Fortitude: +5/+11 (+0/+6 Con, +5) Reflex: +8/12 (+3/+7 Dex, +5) Will: +8 (+3 Wis, +5) Skills: 132R = 33PP Acrobatics 8 (+11/+15) Bluff 7 (+10) Climb 6 (+6/+10) Computers 9 (+15) Craft (Electronics) 9 (+15) Craft (Mechanical) 9 (+15) Diplomacy 7 (+10) Escape Artist 3 (+6/+10) Gather Information 7 (+10) Intimidate 7 (+10) Investigate 4 (+10) Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 9 (+15) Knowledge (Technology) 9 (+15) Language 1 (English [Native], Korean) Notice 12 (+15) Perform (Percussion) 1 (+4) Search 9 (+15) Sense Motive 7 (+10) Stealth 8 (+11/15) Feats: 11PP Acrobatic Bluff Attack Specialization (Spdr Blast) 1 Dodge Focus 4 Evasion 2 Move-by Action Takedown Attack 1 Uncanny Dodge (Auditory) 1 Powers: 12 + 8 + 8 + 2 + 24 + 1 + 8 = 63PP Enhanced Constitution 12 Quantum Enhancement [12PP] (Quantum, Physiology) Enhanced Dexterity 8 Quantum Enhancement [8PP] (Quantum, Physiology) Enhanced Strength 8 Quantum Enhancement [8PP] (Quantum, Physiology) Leaping 2 (Jump x 5, Running Jump 70ft, Standard Jump 35ft, Hight Jump 17ft) Quantum Enhancement [2PP] (Quantum, Physiology) Spdr Rig 8 (40PP Device, Easy to Lose) Quantum Manipulator [21PP] (Quantum, Technology) Damage 10 (Spdr Blast, 80ft range, Extra: Range Feat: Alternative Powers 4) [24PP] Dazzle 10 (Blinding Filaments, Visual Sense, 100ft range) [20PP] Snare 9 (Snaring Filament, 90 ft range Feats: Slow Fade (1 minute), Tether) [20PP] Snare 6 (Snaring Filaments, 60 ft range, 30ft area Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute), Tether) [20PP] Trip 9 (Trippin' Filament, 90 ft range, 45ft area Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute), Improved Throw) [20PP] Flight 4 (Swinging Filament, 100 mph / 880 ft/rnd Flaw: Gliding, Forward Only) [3PP] Force Field 4 [4PP] Impervious Toughness 1 [1PP] Super-Movement 2 (Quantum Cohesion, Slow-Fall, Wall-Crawling 3) [8PP] Super-Senses 1 (Field Distortion, Danger Sense) [1PP] (Quantum) Super-Strength 4 (+20 Str, Heavy Load 4,800 lbs) [8PP] (Quantum, Physiology) DC Block Attack Range Save Effect Spdr Blast Ranged DC Toughness Damage Dazzle Ranged DC 20 Fort/Ref Blinded Snare Ranged Area DC 16 Ref Snare Snare Ranged DC 19 Ref Snare Trip Ranged DC 19 Trip Unarmed Ranged DC 19 Toughness Damage Totals: Abilities (30) + Combat (28) + Saving Throws (15) + Skills (33) + Feats (11) + Powers (63) = 180/184 Power Points
  4. First National Bank, Downtown Emerald City 1st June 2018, 6:00 pm Downtown Rush hour traffic was normally pretty bad but today in this part of town it was particularly bad as the First National had just been robbed, the major cause of the problem was the bank's security car sparking big arcs of electricity from whoever had just robbed the place. Whoever had done the job was however gone by the time Pinnacle had arrived leaving a mystery to discover who had robbed the place. Even though villains were still rather new in Emerald City there were still quite a few people to choose from...
  5. OOC thread for this thread. The ur-haunted house, go get that file! @Supercape @Tiffany Korta @Zeitgeist Blue Knowledge rolls, preferably Current Events, Arcane Lore, Technology and Pop Culture.
  6. GM 1st January, 2018, 4.45PM Emerald City, Oregon, United States of America, Earth-Prime By the time everyone was where they had to be, night was already fallen. For those used to rising with the eastern Sun and seeing it vanish behind the distant western mountains, it was a faint shock to see that old stalwart's final moments, dragged slowly into the cold, grey mists of the Pacific. In its place a vibrant silver supermoon glared down, stark light reflected from the agless stone mirror. The world was light and shadow, the forbidding mass of the Elysian Forest brooding just beyond the flashing police lights and the searchlights of the near-noiseless choppers and drones hovering overhead. By comparison, the horror show that had burst into being that morning was a comforting reminder of normalcy. Never a very large building, or more than meekly grand, Bethlehem Heights Mental Hospital & Historical Society crouched atop its high and lonely hill like a forgotten child of the gleaming silver-green metropolis just a mile away. What remained of its classic Young Victorian design was covered in spiked and grisly chains that gleamed in the ruddy light spilling from the occluded windows. Only its front door was open, and then just a crack, revealing nothing. If you listened, very hard, the sea breeze coming in off the bay sounded remarkably like you were shrieking in purest agony. At 7.28AM, Pacific time, Mayor Amanda Talbot had made a general call for assistance on national television, radio and internet channels. The directness and candor of it had been a surprise, referring to a "deadly paranormal entity" that "has already claimed the lives of twelve dear friends in the Emerald City Police Department." Usually, you couldn't even get a straight answer about where all the homeless people kept vanishing to. Captain David Wrath, sweaty and wide-eyed, greeted them at the edge of the police cordon, stepping through the simple holographic "tape" to give them a fervent handshake. He was a big man, built like a bison with a mustache like a square bracket, but at that time under that cold cosmic stare, he looked as small as could be. "Wrath, ECPD, do you know what this is?" He pointed one brawny arm covered in carbon fiber armor at the dismal thing silhouetting dozens of officers in the blue and green of Columbia's Keenest. The low brick wall that wouldn't keep out a determined cat was more than enough of a barrier for the people milling behind it. "That place took twenty of us before we pulled back at 5 this morning. They walked in, and...just vanished. Not even a scream over the radio. Gone." Wiping his steaming forehead to spread the sweat more evenly, the police captain said "Tried to scan through the walls, blew out the truck. Tried to use echodrones to get a sonic picture, shot the waves back so hard they shattered the things. Please, if you can figure out anything..." he shook his head "I can't go tell Mitsy Shin's not coming back and I don't know why. Even if it's demons or something, I gotta know."
  7. Downtown Emerald City Though most of the development was done out at the MarsTech campus there was always a need to have a Downtown office, and Mars being Mars it was obviously the largest most dramatic building in the area. Three green crystals, each taller than the other, looking like they had grown from the ground to be bound in metal. Only from above was it apparent that the three together formed a giant M. It might be an architectural marvel, but it still needed the modern comforts that made working there bearable. Unlike most buildings it airconditioning was all on the roof but rather discretely scattered throughout the building, and concerned about a possible chemical attack it has some cutting-edge filtration equipment, that contained some rather nasty chemicals. Many service companies bid for the lucrative contract to maintain this system but only one company won, thanks to the planning and knowledge of one skilled young engineer...
  8. Downtown Emerald City It wasn't the tallest building in Emerald City, that like his ego was probably Mars's, it was even easily accessible from the ground with a little climbing. But it probably had one of the best views of the city at night a stream of colourful lights down towards the Columbia River. It wasn't obvious how good the view was unless you happened to be someone who spent there time up in the air, so was a secret to many who spent most of there time down on the ground. And right now one of those people was enjoying the view.
  9. GM The Bridges connecting North and South Emerald Mallory Bay, The Emerald Cities, Washington and Oregon Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 6:00 PM The Emergency Civil Defense Siren blared throughout the city. Atlantis had sent warning ahead of time of an attack through an encrypted military frequency. It wasn't long before local seismic activity changed drastically, with scientists able to predict the fact that a massive tsunami was coming for the cities. Coupled with rush hour traffic, this meant that the bridges connecting the sister cities were filled to the brim. Defenseless, as the waves could be seen in the distance. Nearing by the minute. The frantic sense of fear overwhelming the drivers did nothing to speed up the egress issue. In fact, people started getting into car accidents in a desperate bid to escape the bridges. Unintentionally trapping themselves and others and dooming them to their fate. That was unless aid happened to arrive in a timely manner.
  10. GM March 21st, Tuesday, 2017 Then With a final burst of power Citizen's android housing scattered across the floor. The unimaginable scale of the energy needed to discorporate an Archetech android originally built for super-level combat against space-borne opponents had the air tingling and crackling for a long time. The explosion's titanic BOOM faded, cushioned by the noise-cancelation field, but it rang in the ears of those watching for hours after the fact. The core was a whiff of vapor. Behind the screens someone said "It worked." Someone else began "Now we are all sons of b-" "We talked about this. No." "Sorry." A third "He's just going to come back." The last "And now we know we can beat him. Again and again and again..." Now Citizen woke up in the quiet peace and humming familiarity of Gina Evans' digital sanctum. To a quiet little house and a big happy dog panting lovingly on his shoulder. To the certain knowledge something very wrong had happened. Archetech West wasn't equipped for holding copies of Citizen. Its spare android sets weren't even unsealed. So far as anyone knew, nothing in either Emerald City was actually personally dangerous to what was effectively the most powerful single entity on the Pacific Coast. Apparently that had changed.
  11. OOC thread for this thread. The whodunnit of our time! Citizen's Murder Mystery. @Avenger Assembled
  12. City Hall, Emerald City, Oregon December 3rd, 10.17 AM, 2016 "...so we turn to the man with a plan: Maximilian Mars! Together with our beloved mayor and crusading D.A.! Shall we give them a warm welcome, fellow munchkins?" Fit and fashionable John Nakane needn't have bothered with the suggestion. A roar of applause and hollaring voices greeted a short, smiling and stocky red-haired man dressed in expensive blue simplicity, a care-worn and kindly-looking woman whose quick wave, predominantly green wardrobe and auburn hair marked her as Mayor Amanda Talbot and a thin and stern-looking brunet whose bespectacled officiousness pegged him as District Attorney Stanley Everett. The unlikely trio took to the podium mounted at the end of City Hall's broad front porch, a stubby granite cliff flanked by the slopes leading up to the aggressively modern metal and glass structure from which over 450,000 souls had their fates determined. With a flicker the holo-screens snapped to life, showing the three at gigantic size in crystal-clear resolution across the front of the building. Tilting down the microphones a little to better reach his bearded face, Max Mars grinned boyishly at the congregation. In almost every direction the manicured lawns and gardens held scattered collections, singles or parties of locals, while the geometrically exact white lanes were crowded to the bursting with them, the throng thickest in the broad square right before City Hall. The winter sun was unusually strong today, despite the clouded weather, which fit with today's agenda perfectly. "Hellooo my little people! It's great to see so many of you here today! The public notification did say this was just a sneak peak at the future, and you're the ones who make the future happen!" Waiting for the whoops of approval to die down with a fatherly "aw, shucks" expression, Mars quickly got down to business. "We all pay attention to the news, and we all know the problems facing our world. A lot of them seem too big for anyone, or even everyone to handle. But we didn't get where we are by giving up! You can't cross a thousand miles in one step...well, at least not until our teleporter watches are out in 2018, but until then we take this one step at a time, one day at a time, one problem at a time." Mars took a hard drive out of his pocket "For a start, our wasteful consumer culture. This is a two-terabyte drive, peanuts, right? But look at all the stuff that goes into it, just to make a disposable, near-obsolete pile of junk. Mr. Everett?" The District Attorney stepped forward, rummaging in his pocket and pulling out something that took a second for the sensors to focus properly on it: a tiny thumb drive, grey and russet with the MarsTech logo. "How much space is that again, Stan?" Mars asked with a grin at the audience. "Two hundred and fifty terabytes, Max. Consolidation of city records is already almost complete, and the security is, well..." Everett frowned at the piece of electronics in his hand "...well it's actually almost unbelievable. I have even been keeping personal files on this." "And this is just the first step, folks! Mayor Talbot, you've been looking for material to shore up Red River Dam, correct?" "We all know what happens if it collapses, Max, and frankly I would prefer our fair city not suffer Astoria's fate." The mayor's smile was a little more wry than usual "This the part where we dramatically reveal those slow-growth nanobots?" Mars clapped a hand over his mouth, eyes wide with betrayal "Mandy! How could you? But yes!" At his nod Talbot held her hand up to the sensors, revealing a tiny pile of concrete visibly alive with activity "Self-repairing structures aren't just Freedom City's thing anymore, folks! And we don't need an Ancient Egyptian cosplayer to do it either! This is all us, Emerald City, we're making this happen together!" This time the cheers, whoops, screams and claps lasted for a good five minutes. Which was no problem. Selective sound-pitching tech meant that the questions from the press, civilians and short statements from the most powerful people in Emerald City carried through loud and clear. In the hustle and press of the crowd, a cheerful-looking young man with a ponytail and a very consistent red/green color scheme accidentally stumbled against a smaller woman. With a yelp of surprise he whirled around, fists half-raised until he saw who she was. "Sorry! Sorry, I wasn't paying attention! You okay? I'm Paris, Paris Redwater." He offered his hand with a chagrined twist on his mouth "I'm here for school, my Comms teacher wanted me to see professional public speakers in action. How about you?" He asked with a raised eyebrow "Here for the city spirit?"
  13. OOC for this thread. Emerald City PCs only, but if you want yours in only say so. Everyone's day gets a little weirder with the city's first-ever local supervillain. And all the people who want her dead. (The title is ironic.)
  14. Downtown Emerald City, Oregon 10 am PDT, 1st August 2016 Emerald City the little city that could a glittering beacon of new opportunities as it embraced the future head on. And whilst it was no Freedom City it even had a few of it’s own superheroes a sign to many that a city had finally made it to the big leagues. But it wasn’t just the law abiding that were drawn to Emerald City, many criminal sorts were also drawn to the city. After all there were so few heroes and so many chances to make you fortune, why not try to make your fortune the easy way. Such was obviously the case for the guy sat in the car idling outside of Emerald Cities First National, he and his fellows were out to make a unofficial withdrawn. Unfortunately for him he’d attracted the attention of Emerald Cities heroes.
  15. Emerald Spider Power Level: 8 (120/144PP) Unspent Power Points: 24 Trade-Offs: None In Brief: You friendly neighborhood spider hero. Catchphrase: "It is the duty for those that can to protect the weak." Alternate Identity: Peri Pyeng (Secret) Birthplace: Emerald City Residence: Bethlehem Heights Base of Operations: Emerald City Occupation: Air Conditioner Repairs Affiliations: none Family: Mi-yeong Pyeng (mother, deceased), Jin-ho Pyeng (father), Myung-sook Pyeng (Grandmother) Description: Age: 25 (DoB: 25th February 1991) Gender: Female Ethnicity: Korean-American Height: 5'5" Weight: 125 lbs Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Peri has never really paid attention to her looks often appearing a little unkempt with her hair tied up to keep it out of her way, though she normally keep it short for just that reason. Never being one to follow fashion she chooses her clothes for comfort and utility, often looking like her fashion sense is about ten years out of date. The costume she wears is now is based on the hoodie design that she wore original when Emerald Spider first appeared, though now she wears a hood and goggles to hide her identity and the whole costume is a very dark green rather than the black of her original costume. In addition to the black gloves boot and belt that make up the Spdr Rig she has inlaid over the costume in a web like pattern of fine silver thread that allows greater control of the rigs abilities. History: Every time before she would fly out on deployment Peri's mother would explain to her young daughter that it was the duty for those that can to protect the weak. As it was the last time she left, but an upset young Peri wasn't having it and she shouted at her mother that she didn't care about such stupid things as other more hateful things. Everything that Peri said she can still recall in perfect details, for that flight her mother took was shot down with the lost of everyone on board. The young Peri didn't cry or show any real emotions over her mother death, instead she set herself to make her mother proud in every way she could from this point onward. Already possessing a keen mind she threw herself in her studies paying less attention to the science fields that she loved in favor of the more practical fields of engineering. Whilst she didn't have many friends or go on many dates, she was content to follow this path and was rewarded by the top grade in both her High school studies and her courses at the local university. With such amazing grades there was a clamor of several of the top companies trying to get her to join their company. For once her future looked bright. After her normal careful consideration she went with a small research firm that was trying to develop a device that projected a field that both protected the wearer and allowed them to go almost anywhere, with even limited flight. This snappily named Spdr Rig was being designed to help emergency services reach trapped and injured people for when they couldn't rely on super heroic help. Though she didn't develop the suit herself she quickly made herself invaluable to the team making numerous improvement to the rigs operations, with several other ideas in the planning stage. Indeed the extra hour she put into developing the suit further sealed her fate that set her on the path to become the Emerald Spider. Working one late one night on the systems whilst wearing the rig she discovered that the rig was configured to emit a potentially deadly burst of energy, something that went against the very purpose of the rig in the first place. She should have left it at that and bought up to her supervisors in the morning, but instead she went digging through the companies systems and discovered that the actual purpose of the Spdr Rig was to be used as a weapon and sold to the highest bidder. Whilst she was careful she obviously wasn't careful enough as she was confronted by a group of strangely armored guards the business being a front to for an super-criminal organization. Luckily she was still wearing the suit and managed to escape from the building, without harming anyone in the process, and escaped into the night with the Spdr Rig. Unfortunately for Peri her troubles were just beginning. She awoke the next morning to find the police at her door and she discover that she was blamed for a fire at the company that not only destroyed the place but also claimed the lives of several of the guards. Her lawyer, sent by the evil organization, explained that this would all go away if she would only give them back the Spdr Rig that she had taken. She had never been the best at lying to people but she got lucky that day as she managed to convince them that the Spdr Rig had been destroyed. Though this got her off the hook they still destroyed her reputation such that she found it impossible to find any of the work that she worked so hard to achieve. Still she was a Pyeng and they didn't give up so she got herself back on her feet and got the best job she could. The real question was what to do with the Spdr Rig? The question was answer for her by circumstances and not in the way that she had expected. Whilst checking on the rigs hiding place, and considering destroying it, she spotted a mother and daughter about to be hit by a runaway bus. Without thinking, almost a first for Peri, she leapt in to action to snatch the two up from the path of the vehicle. She thought no more of it until she found that the event had been caught on camera and became she'd become a local hero almost overnight, luckily she'd had the forethought to disguise her appearance by wearing a red kerchief and pulling the hood up on her hoodie. This she realized was a chance to do good in the name of her mother and help people in the alias of who the media had dubbed the Emerald Spider. Personality & Motivation: Peri's entire life has been focus in someway to helping others people, feeling that in this way she honors the memory of her mother. Even though she know it's not her fault she's never been able to shake the guilt of the last things she said before her mother died. This has made her a very stern and serious person with little time to enjoy life, almost everything she does is calmly considered with the pro's and con's carefully laid out. When she's in patrolling as Emerald Spider things are very different she often doesn't have time to consider her actions and has to instead to react to the problems as it happens. This gives her a freedom that allows her to enjoy herself, she had even been know to make the odd quip now and again though she's really not that good at them. Powers & Tactics: Peri's relies on the Spdr rig's enhanced agility to keep constantly moving, making herself a difficult target to hit as can. She will do hit and run tactics, especially on ground base targets, hopefully keeping out of the way of potential danger. This is because even though she keeps herself in good shape, and is a fairly competent at acrobatics, she never been a solid or confident fighter. Power Descriptions: The Spatial Distortion Resonance Rig (Spdr Rig) generates a field that works on a strong and weak atomic forces to either attract or repel the operator from objects around them. The various way that this can be used is done with a series of complicated finger movements, they hadn't had chance to install a better interface. The rig itself consists of a pair of gloves and belt and boots that all work together to generate the field, this had been enhanced by the fine silver mesh she's inlaid throughout her costume, the web pattern forms was just a bonus. The Spdr Rig when active generates a shimmer in the air of a twisting of cords in the air, a visualization of multidimensional superstrings, the solidity of these cords depends on how concentrated that part of the field is currently, from almost hidden by the silver web of her costume for her force field to almost solid for her Spdr Blast. Complications: Don't run on Triple A's: Manipulating the fundamentals of the universe is a little power draining to say the least, at the most inopportune moments her Spdr Rig can sometimes run out of juice making things difficult to say the least. With Great Power: Peri is driver by the memory of her mother to always try and do the right things. She will push herself to her very limits, and sometimes beyond, to try and stop the villains. Can't fool Nana: Whilst Peri has managed to hide her identity in Emerald City from everyone except one, Nana Myung-sook. Nana had seen through her disguise almost immediately and got Peri to confess to the fact. Whilst it's mostly a bonus, giving Peri someone to talk to about her problems, Nana Myung-sook can't help but try to get involved in her granddaughter business putting herself in danger. Superheroin' don't pay the bills: Whilst repairing air conditioning units gives her access to lots of handy skyscrapers it doesn't exactly provide the money necessary for the exotic materials necessary to keep the Spdr Rig running. Abilities: 0 + 6 + 0 + 10 + 4 + 4 = 24PP Strength: 10/16 (+0/+3) Dexterity: 16/22 (+3/+6) Constitution: 10/18 (+0/+4) Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 14 (+2) Combat: 12 + 10 = 22PP Initiative: +3/+6 Attack: +6 Base +8 Spdr Blast Defense: +8 (+5 Base, +3 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed Grapple: +9 Knockback: -3 Saving Throws: 5 + 5 + 4 = 14PP Toughness: +0/+8 (+0/+4 Con, +4 Force Field [Impervious 1]) Fortitude: +5/+9 (+0/+4 Con, +5) Reflex: +8/+11 (+3/+6 Dex, +5) Will: +6 (+2 Wis, +4) Skills: 56R = 14PP Acrobatic 5 (+8/+11) Climb 6 (+6/+9) Computers 5 (+10) Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10) Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 5 (+10) Knowledge (Technological) 5 (+10) Language +1 (Korean, English [Native]) Notice 8 (+10) Performance (Percussion) 1 (+3) Search 5 (+10) Stealth 5 (+8/+11) Feats: 10PP Acrobatic Bluff Attack Specialization (Spdr Blast) 1 Dodge Focus 3 Evasion 2 Move-by Action Takedown Attack Uncanny Dodge (Auditory) 1 Powers: 36 = 36PP Spdr Rig 12 (60PP Device, Easy to Lose) [36PP] Damage 7 (Spdr Blast 80 ft Extra: Range Feat: Alternative Powers 3) [19PP] · Snare 8 (Spdr Snare 80 ft Range Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute), Tether) [16PP] · Snare 5 (Area Spdr Snare 50 ft Range, 25ft Area Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute)) [16PP] · Trip 5 (Spdr Lines 50 ft Range, 25ft Area Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute)) [16PP] Enhanced Constitution 8 [8PP] Enhanced Dexterity 6 [6PP] Enhanced Strength 6 [6PP] Flight 4 (100 mph / 880 ft/rnd Flaw: Gliding, Forward Only) [3PP] Force Field 4 (Extra: Impervious 1) [5PP] Super-Movement 4 (Slow Fall, Wall-Crawling 3) [8PP] Super-Sense 1 (Danger Sense - Field Distortion) [1PP] Super-Strength 2 (+10 Str Heavy Load 400 lbs) [4PP] DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 17 Toughness Damage Spdr Blast Ranged DC 22 Toughness Damage Spdr Snare Ranged DC 17 Reflex Snare Spdr Snare, Area Ranged DC 15 Reflex Snare Spdr Trip Ranged DC 15 Trip Tripped Totals: Abilities (24) + Combat (22) + Saving Throws (14) + Skills (14) + Feats (10) + Powers (36) - Drawbacks (0) = 120/144 Power Points
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