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No problem. My own RPing

No problem. My own RPing been slowed down. Family and Real life comes first.

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And... May is Mental Health

And... May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so... there is a certain appropriate irony here. ;)

Situation elevated, but stable. On with the show.

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The smuggling method Freedom

The smuggling method Freedom Avenue uses (at least in this case) is apparently very secure, moderately slow, and probably reasonably expensive. Two weeks for six people (actually, there are bunks for 12; 3 bunks each against the port and starboard walls, upper and lower) in a semi-sized shipping container? Even with the computer connections and fairly comfortable accommodations they appear to have had, this must be grueling. It's a far cry from packing a bunch of people in the back of a truck and trying to get them across a single border, but the same concept applies.

They probably have faster, higher-tech methods, too. We just haven't needed to see those, yet. :)

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The delivery van was supposed

The delivery van was supposed to be a routine package model with windows only in front, but we'll roll with it as you've written it. No correction needed. :)

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In which case the nearest

In which case the nearest open window would be next to Northbrook, who is currently riding shotgun. No problem.

And if any of the girls get the crystals off their seats (I was thinking bench seats, maybe they're along the sides instead?) they can pass them up or toss, their choice. Not that it matters, judging from what you said about the baddies' lack of magic, but Northbrook didn't get to be two hundred and eighty years old by taking unnecessary chances. ^_^

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Do you want any more

Do you want any more questions/dialogue/conversation before the red car and its occupants comes into the picture?

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I'm OK either way.

I'm OK either way.

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I think that the two story

I think that the two story lines are at about the same point in time now, so if you want Nightstrike to function as a QRF, just give the word.

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That's what I was thinking,

That's what I was thinking, too.

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Flux increased the density of

Flux increased the density of the bubblegum to steel hardness. Once out of her range it will revert back to soft gum.

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I'm thinking folks within 10

I'm thinking folks within 10-15 yards of the jammer will lose most if not all bars. And if someone has or rigs up a radio direction finder, that can track the jammer. ^_^

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What is Flux's range for this

What is Flux's range for this purpose? I'm assuming that the sports car is easily within range, but in case it becomes relevant....

If I were DMing a paper and pencil game, I would say "Cool! Roll and impress me," on actually hitting the tire with the wind-propelled bubblegum wedge, but for forum RP I'm going with it. I did roll a d20 for effect, just to help me decide range of options, and came up with a 6. Plus, I want them able to keep up the pursuit for now. See main thread for how this works out.

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I would have to say give or

I would have to say give or take 30-40 yards sounds right. Given how matter manipulation could be one of the most powerful types of powers I have to think hard how to limit her. So the harder something is normally the harder it is for her to manipulate so Air is the easiest and she has a range limit. Too much use of her powers and she starts getting feedback effects. I wouldn't have done it but they were stopped making an easier target and she could pause at the red light. Figure that also put them in range.

As for the dice roll... err got a 5 rolling a d20.

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Pacing Girl (Laika) really

Pacing Girl (Laika) really has the Russian Syndicate on the mind!

Northbrook's best guess is that the jammer isn't working in the frequencies of whatever is being used to track whoever or whatever the people in the red car are tracking. But, the turns the van has taken have made it easier to get a lock on which vehicle the tracked target is in. The question now is whether the people in the Dodge will try something dangerous, or just follow.

As for the other passengers, Martika simply looks worried and anxious, and the blonde (no name yet, right?) is actually looking a bit excited by all of this commotion.

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The intent of the turns was

The intent of the turns was to get out of the residential area and break eye contact. If the jammer had worked, it would've made the spell more likely to work, and if the spell worked, Our Mercenaries would've been pulling ahead back on a major street (well, major enough to have traffic lights) while the folks in the red Dodge were trying to figure out where they lost their quarry...

But the jammer didn't work, and so the spell was moot. On with the chase!

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Just a few notes:

Just a few notes:
1. If Nightstrike can join the mix, the destination is the marina and boat shop. We have had enough time for the Curiosity Kilz team to assemble. X, if you can confirm, I will make an organizing/scene-setting post for that.

2. "Laika" is an intentionally unfortunate name for Pacing Girl, and not likely her real name. (It means "barker" in Russian! *grin*) If anyone has the cultural context, it would have to be interpreted as a nickname.

3. The Dodge appears to be following easily and is giving no signs that it will take any action before Flux reaches the destination. If you want to do something before getting to the marina, go ahead and post.

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2. The space fan in me

2. The space fan in me recognized the name. Northbrook would not; his tech suppliers would pretend to be shocked that he didn't. ^_^

Is there any official word on the presence or absence of pay phones in Titan City?

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Oh, yes, the pay phones. I

Oh, yes, the pay phones. I googled pay phone locations and was not surprised to find that they have mostly gone the way of the floppy disk. Post upcoming for that. :)

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Yup Payphones a rare thing.

Yup Payphones a rare thing.

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No payphones within six

No payphones within six blocks of the marina. But the Baytec Boats store, service, and marina each have listed phone numbers.

Flux can just pull around back of the boat store to the garage door where Kisya is waiting.

Northbrook and Nightstrike have many options available. The pair in the red Dodge are going to the public parking lot, which should provide another 15-20 seconds of time before either of them gets out of the car. The jetpack noise suggests the flyer will be in sight and possibly landing a few seconds before that. So far, no other parties are indicated. (And the noise itself suggests that the user is going for speed over stealth, or we would hear nothing without enhanced audio senses.)

For what it's worth, there are civilians in the store away from the windows, but very curious about whatever is going to happen. There are another half-dozen employees or boat owners on the docks, too. They are out of immediate harm's way, so long as nothing shifts a fight in that direction.

I paused here to give the hero team a chance to act/react before introducing the jetpack flyer.

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Just because the weapon is

Just because the weapon is not in his hands is no reason to think Mr. Northbrook unarmed. A moment's concentration, and any of his toys can be summoned to his hand, as long as they are within ten meters or so. ^_^

Also, I think he'd be moderately impressed with Nightstrike's... years of experience, shall we say? if it weren't that I'm fairly sure she does her best to not let her age show even to other magic users. I may be wrong about that though. But even though she's over ten times his age, he has met people who are older. Not in this world, but "back home".

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It's not so much that she

It's not so much that she tries to hide her age as Atlantean gene-engineering is just that good. Her regen plus a little treatment every century or so is enough to keep her looking fresh and fabulous.

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While other folk might

While other folk might compensate for the inherent inaccuracy of rockets by building targeting/guidance sensors into them, Val uses magic for much the same purpose. And he's planning on putting the first round (a taser round) into the nose where it might damage the avionics, and the second (a shaped-charge explosive) into either the motor or the joint of the rotors.

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These are no ordinary helos,

These are no ordinary helos, but they do function by means of directed rotary thrust. Based on Kartanian's comments, Northbrook can be pretty sure that their circuits are hardened--mere taser rounds will be ineffective.

Side Note: In CoH, Kisya D'Amico (The Hostile Secretary) was a sonic/thermal corrupter. I was never completely satisfied with having to blend those together, but I wanted the thermal for team support, and thermal had shields, healing, and debuffs where sonic didn't have the healing. Kisya is a mutant, and her primary abilities really should be sonics plus her administrative genius--she can make computer systems and applications (and bureaucracies!) do things that should be impossible. I still want to have her be able to play the support role, though. Any suggestions on a more satisfying way of doing that without force-fitting an extra (i.e., thermal radiation) power set onto her?

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Wait and see what the choices

Wait and see what the choices are in CoT? 'Cause, Æsthetic Decoupling. ^_^

Alas, that magazine is configured for a mix of anti-personnel and anti-materiel. But he does have other magazines. ^_^

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Got a little into Flux's mind

Got a little into Flux's mind there. Her thought process as she flew. Lol, love the fact she didn't even have a plan she basically winging it. So unlike Rotten Luck who just acts like he doesn't have a clue but in truth thinking of tactics and strategy.

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Any shots that punch through

Any shots that punch through that wall and into the portal, will continue about another six inches before hitting the wall of the Alexandria Transit Center. Near misses to the right might hit Northbrook...

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Unless Roxanne's carbine is

Unless Roxanne's carbine is exceptionally powerful for its class (i.e., armored vehicle killer), it will not do much. One advantage of robot copters is that they are (in this case) less vulnerable to damage because they can be sturdier. I don't that applies in every case, but it's part of the design for these.

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It's designed to be an anti

It's designed to be an anti-personnel weapon. With one to three shots hitting in roughly the same area, it can easily punch or melt through any body armor that is currently mass-produced by any country on the planet. Her pistols are slightly more powerful at max setting, but that's because they can't fire burst or full-auto.

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The carbine is going to do

The carbine is going to do minor surface damage with no real effect, like pounding on the hood of a car with a hammer.

Roxanne does notice that the main weapon (laser) batteries on these choppers are mounted on short pylons either side of the fuselage and have a pivot to give them a 360-degree field of fire, but obstructed upward by the body of the helicopter. Think pylons half the extension of an AH-64, pitched lower, like a Hind, and with something like a laser disco ball in terms of field of fire. They also have a slightly heavier nose-mounted battery of the same general type.

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I think the sword blade will

I think the sword blade will penetrate, if my understanding of what we mean by "mono-molecular" is accurate. What is Roxanne hoping will happen as a result of poking the chopper in the belly?

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That depends on what's in

That depends on what's in that belly. Avionics, fire control, explosives? If nothing else, she'll try to do her best Luke vs the AT-AT impersonation. :-D

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I am sure there is something

I am sure there is something besides empty space in the belly, if only because engineering the size down would let it carry thicker armor.

What I'm not sure of is how long the drone can carry the weight of a person with gear...

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Foradain wrote:
Foradain wrote:

I am sure there is something besides empty space in the belly, if only because engineering the size down would let it carry thicker armor.
What I'm not sure of is how long the drone can carry the weight of a person with gear...

Would depend on the size of the things. If we talking about say Raptor size maybe not. If they are large enough to carry assault weaponry and maybe missile/bombs. It really depends on the payload.

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Good point. The bigger it is

Good point. The bigger it is, the more likely it is that there is enough extra lift (which is where most copters get their speed and maneuverability) to carry a passenger.

Also, I had not considered a bomb bay; it would be one bit of potentially empty space they might not engineer out.

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I been going by the idea they

I been going by the idea they look like normal choppers with remote/computer guidance system installed. That way the choppers could sit anywhere without being suspicious.

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They still carry a squad of

They still carry a squad of six person-sized robot troopers with enough extra cargo space to move a cargo pallet, if need be. It's about Bell Jet Ranger size, instead of Blackhawk size, but with an enhanced Blackhawk level of power, lift, and speed.

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Did you see what I said about

Did you see what I said about Nightstrike sending the info on Simmons to Kartanian and Kisya?

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Yeah, it's just not relevant

Yeah, it's just not relevant at the moment for taking action. I'll acknowledge the info in one of my next posts. Unless you were thinking there is something more I should be doing with it?

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Nah. There wasn't any

Nah. There wasn't any acknowledgement, so I just wanted to make sure it didn't get missed amidst all of the action.

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For comparison, each shot

For comparison, each shot will have penetration about the same as a tungsten-carbide core .50 cal bullet. So, light armor it will punch through, medium armor (like a modern APC) is real iffy, and anything heavier won't be more than dented.

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Finally finished my college

Finally finished my college semester and I am now on break. Hopefully I can find the time to write something soon......

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What do the grenade particles

What do the grenade particles do? The Juno-8 botcopter is in no condition to avoid them, certainly.

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They're are a cloud of about

They're are a cloud of about 5 million nano-trackers. Each one has three components. A magnet, a transmitter and an Atlantean [redacted].

They can pool their signals together to increase power and range. As long as the choppers remain (and hopefully land) within about 20 kilometers, Nightstrike should be able to track them.

However, the little buggers are extremely vulnerable to EMP and electricity. So if the botcopter has any sort of electric defenses or they pass through a degaussing array, they're fried.

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Heh. I had already determined

Heh. I had already determined that the bots have an electric anti-personnel field, unfortunately. It didn't seem enough to bother Nightstrike, so I didn't demonstrate it in use, and no one has really gone hand to hand with them. It won't do anything to normals, but will give a nasty thump-shock and will probably mess up the nanobots in this case. Tracking the Juno-8 group won't be an issue, though. They are just mercenary drones and both Stallion and Kartanian know who would have hired them.

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Bah... tricksy little

Bah... tricksy little chopperses.

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Based on Flux's actions, I

Based on Flux's actions, I wrote us through the last squad of troopers and the remaining chopper, but that would have been inconsequential.

Flowing action forward so that everyone is still actually at the marina and boat shop, no one has left, but the agents and Svetlana are getting ready to depart. That should give a "catch-up opportunity," as needed.

Note: Kisya, the civilians, and the two rescued Freedom Avenue cargo/passengers are off site, but Kisya is in communication with Kartanian, as needed.

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The truth is I forgot about

The truth is I forgot about the troopers. Still makes sense that when the recall order came through they left with the choppers. If whoever owned them values the choppers enough to recall them the high tech android troopers would be worth some value money wise at lease as well.

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Agreed, RL. However, those

Agreed, RL. However, those bots were going to go down long before the choppers could make pick-up! :D

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Hey, X... how is Roxanne

Hey, X... how is Roxanne sending, talking, and stuff while she is in close proximity to Stallion? Is this being sent through some electronic way that is private? I am struggling to figure out how to respond as Kartanian or Stallion while Roxanne is essentially holding side conversations nearby.

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She'd wait for a lull in the

She'd wait for a lull in the conversation, then send him a quick message over the Kilz channel. I've tried to keep everything she's said so far as brief as possible to reflect this. :-)

Also, if Stallion is used to working in the shadows, he might have heard of Nightstrike before. It's a name that's been around, in rumors, for close to thirty years. It would be most spoken of in high-level mercenary circles concerning dirty little wars, extractions, body guarding, and consultations. To a much lesser extent, there would also be whispers of wetwork (But only REALLY bad people).

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When you add those rumors

When you add those rumors floating around for close to thirty years, to someone who looks younger than that, it indicates either a high degree of chutzpah or that there is something unusual about the "young" woman. ^_^

Northbrook has only been on this world since 1994, but since most people where he comes from aren't considered adults until they reach about a century of age, he would have to think about the implications a bit.

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Same setup on these cards as

Same setup on these cards as the ones he gave the Passengers, let me know if any skilled mages try to analyze them, please. ^_^

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If it bears a magic aura,

If it bears a magic aura, Kartanian's card will definitely get analyzed, but not by him, personally. His sister, Kiwishta, will look it over; politely, at first.

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That's the primary end for

That's the primary end for this thread.

I will post an epilogue to tie up some loose ends. Feel free to do so for your characters, as well.

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So that wraps A Curious

So that wraps A Curious Encounter up then?

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Personally, I would love a

Personally, I would love a final look at what Roxanne does next for this episode, like Foradain has posted for Northbrook.

And then, it's just the end of the episode! Something interesting will rear its head shortly, never fear. Suggestions for theme, plot, or complications welcome!

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We have definitely not seen

We have definitely not seen the last of Freedom Avenue, Stallion, or Juno-8!

But, we will see something new coming in shortly. Stay tuned for the next episode!

I am going to keep just this one OOC thread, and the next story thread will have a "Curious Encounters - ABC" title to it, for ease of tracking.

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And I just got some downtime for once too....

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That's okay. That just means

That's okay. That just means you're available for the next episode. :)

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Lots of stuff have been

Lots of stuff have been getting in the way of my freetime. College, family matters, things going wrong and the like. A lot of the time when I get that niggling urge to write I find something popping up.

It's honestly kind of irritating as I wanted to write a backstory for Phage and a few others. I also have some interesting ideas for Wisp (whom I am renaming Mercy).

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I'm hoping now is a good time

I'm hoping now is a good time to get you engaged, Nyktos. :)

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General Plot: Curiosity Kilz gets a job to help a Titan City villain group find a new lair. This will involve attacks and wetwork against a number of occupied villain hideouts. It will also very likely involve betrayal by the villain employer, as well as some "Oh, my god! What the hell is that!?!" twists along the way that I have in mind. There will be one or two ethical challenges at some point in this episode--most likely a "Save the innocent or protect your secret?" challenge and maybe a "Kill all the things, even when they haven't done anything to anyone?" twist. That's all to be determined. The villain in this one will require a team to take down, and it will be a pretty classic baddy, this time; no "friend you just haven't met, yet," like Stallion.

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Hmmm I have ideas. Y'know

Hmmm I have ideas. Y'know that one plant controller/mastermind/operator character I have, aka Phage (that name is now subject to change)? I finally came up with a suitably traumatizing idea for his backstory. He is by technicality a villain albeit not by choice so in this case I think it will be fitting (although I don't want to go to grimdark levels like in the past).

Here is pretty much his backstory as concocted after I got a recent idea. The long and short of it was that Phage, or Adrian Fisher (civilian name), was inadvertently the child of a super villain named Splice. Splice was a botanist/biologist/scientist with biotech powers. Splice was known for committed many immoral and illegal experiments on living test subjects one of which was White Rabbit, whom is one of my anti-hero characters. Splice's facility in Titan City was destroyed in White Rabbit's rampage and ultimately he was found amongst the dead at the site of that incident. This is relevant as Splice was identified to be Andrew Fisher, whom is Adrian's absentee father (although strangely enough for Adrian he remembers his father before he disappeared as rather loving towards him so he wonders if ''Splice'' might of had a unseen gun to his head)

The media venues vilified Splice immediately and once some vengeful fan of White Rabbit (White Rabbit was initially a rather well known young actor for a children's show partly due to his cutesy rabbit appearance before Splice got to him) leaked his civilian identity on the internet. Adrian and his mother, Amy Fisher, came under fire for being related to a ''amoral scientist that committed many atrocities''. To make matters worse Adrian and his mother lived in a town that had a lot of anti-superhuman activists in it. Ultimately this resulted in a nasty incident committed out of hysteria and bigotry that was captured on camera were a lynch mob of extremists severely injured Amy enough to put her in a coma and Adrian was left tied up and beaten half to death in a dangerous woodsy area.

Adrian was unintentionally killed by local forest creatures (specifically a pack of wolves). This nasty event got the fringe extremist anti-superhuman group under a lot of fire by the internet media mainly, specifically the pro-cape groups and the neutral groups that realized that terrorizing and injuring two people that were just family members of a super villain. To make matters worse DNA tests of Amy in her comatose and Adrian's body confirmed that they didn't have the specific gene that gave Splice his biotech powers (his power was due to a mutated gene). Adrian unfortunately due to the nasty nature of his death became a nature spirit with ''unfinished business'' that attached itself to the local plant life/flora. His ''state of mind' was in massive disarray due to the ''soul transfer'' and death to put it plainly so his...plant controlling abilities (due to be a unnatural occurring nature spirit) went completely haywire. His minions were created and they went completely on autopilot. As one might guess this was a severly bad thing and not to long after it was discovered that the people that were locally jailed after the lynch mob incident were found dead with bites taken out of them and flora literally growing on their bodies (this is what earned Adrian his codename, Phage. Phage if you do not known means ''to devour'' and the bodies were found with plants literally growing and sucking nutrients off of them). The minions were traced back to Adrian whom finally managed to gain control of his mental state and thus was completely unaware of what he did.

He was horrified when he found out. It was revealed via camera that his minions slipped in, formed into plantlike ''wolves'', and basically reenacted his own death on them. Adrian kind of looks more akin to a more human looking Sylvari from Guild Wars 2 (a white and blue/purple one to be specific) or a more human looking Florian from Spacebound

Adrian, or Phage for right now is in a superhuman mental asylum intended to turn around kids with mental disorders or just help them deal with trauma. Unfortunately the media consensus changed again (because people are fickle and some people like playing up tragedies and just general bad events to get hits) and now Adrian/Phage is met under suspicion, mistrust, and fear (due to the knowledge that his powers are very much dangerous).

My only problem is I am not sure if I want to keep him a villain or a rouge.

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Sounds like Phage could

Sounds like Phage could relate to Flux. She doesn't want to be a villain she's more of a Rogue. Her Father in her case was the anti-powered nut job, a leader in fact. It turned bad when she showed signs of having powers and one that could be very power if trained correctly. Eventually, she was experimented on in an attempt to "CURE" her then when that didn't work she was locked up in Steel Mercy hidden away. At least till the Steel Mercy breakout and she escaped. Hence her distrustful nature, and issues with authority figures.

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Oh yeah. I didn't get that

Oh yeah. I didn't get that much into it but Phage does not trust authority whatsoever due to the circumstances behind how he got his powers. He did live in a town full of anti-power extremists and the police did not respond fast enough to the incident (presumably because some of the anti-superhuman extremists have some policeman in there pockets). To matters worse as I briefly mentioned there Splice, his father, was not ultimately a villain. He was formerly one but his family life initially got him out of....until his former boss found him and basically told him to work for him again or his family will be killed. So Phage has this image of a loving father in his head while everyone else think his father was a monster. Phage unfortunately is very disillusioned towards society at this point and ideally would like to be left alone but ultimately knows that is not possible as he still has that human part of him that desires socializing. He fears that if he were to actually break out and retreat to his own personal beautiful lair constructed out of flora, or his own Eden that he will eventually end up losing himself and becoming the monster society assumed he would be.

....Oh yeah, and Splice is still out there. The body that was found was a clone that he was controlling remotely, constructed out of his own biotech. And he is very much pissed about what happened to his family....

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Could be possible to have

Could be possible to have them both come from the same town. The Backstories have strong Anti-super agents in control not too far fetch to think they are the same group. Also would be logical for teens who develop powers and fleeing such a location will head for the most Super Friendly City in the world. Heck could even say Splice was the one who experimented on Flux (Grace) in the attempt to cure her.

Perhaps it was Flux's father who threatened Splice's family. The old "You Cure my Daughter or else" bit.

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Perhaps....I never really

Perhaps....I never really quite thought about who he would be working for exactly. Just that they are low enough to hold someone at gunpoint pretty much. Low enough to attack a cape in there civilian identity and threaten to kill there family if they did not comply.

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That could provide a lot of

That could provide a lot of motivation for individual characters, definitely. I didn't get the impression before that Flux's father was any more than a regular Joe. Was/is he highly placed or socially powerful in some way?

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Powerful enough to have his

Powerful enough to have his daughter used as a lab rat and locked away when it didn't work.

I do have reasons for her behavior just don't post the backstories. Kind of let them slip out during the RP. It also another reason why she's using a fake name instead of Grace. (yeah I forgot her last name...)

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Oof. Not much action while I

Oof. Not much action while I've been out and about. I'll have to do something about that.

Kartanian, though, has not been idle. No, there have been things happening!

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Awesome!

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Cameo appearances have been

Cameo appearances have been written into the book, and I'm on the final chapter. I'm trying to get the draft of "All Forests are One" finished before the National Novel Writing Month in November (see nanowrimo.org for info).

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The base for Children of

The base for Children of Science is underneath the new hotel, "Xanadu" (after Coleridge, not the movie with ONJ ^_^), below the underground parking, and would be rather hard to fumigate. Kartanian may or may not have found "Northbrook's" connection, and he may have surmised the existence of a large number of nonsapient construction robots that built it. Computer security is excellent to OMG WTF THEY'RE TRACING ME BACK! Some magic wards, some teleport blocks.

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I'm going to specifically

I'm going to specifically rule out player character bases as targets (unless people jump in and specifically tell me to use them, which would be interesting, but not necessary).

and...

YES! FINISHED!
I finished the main draft of "All Forests are One" this Sunday! It is now in review readers' hands and the editing phase. I expect to finish editing and have it published just after Thanksgiving. (I love the way the ending turned out. Thanks, X!) :D

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Well, if you're planning on targeting an NPC base, that's fine. ^_^

And I look forward to reading AFA1!

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I too look forward to the new

I too look forward to the new book.

RP wise I fear I lost my inspiration. I happily join in just not making any threads. Tried to think of something for the Children of Science to do but couldn't get the idea to the point I wanted it.

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Kartanian wrote:
Kartanian wrote:

I finished the main draft of "All Forests are One" this Sunday! It is now in review readers' hands and the editing phase. I expect to finish editing and have it published just after Thanksgiving. (I love the way the ending turned out. Thanks, X!) :D

<.< >.>

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Quite some time ago, X, you

Quite some time ago, X, you gave me a couple of suggestions for how to deal with the death of a major character. I did work one of those into the story.

*whistles innocently*

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*vaguely remembers a

*vaguely remembers a conversation along those lines*

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So... this little

So... this little advertisement is going to Kartanian's contacts who can be trusted not to blab it around to additional parties. Hero, villain, rogue, vigilante... doesn't make a difference. He wants to see what recommendations will come in. Then, he will add his own picks, sort them out, and investigate.

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Oh, can I bring in Hotwire!

Oh, can I bring in Hotwire! I can so see her trying to hash out a deal to broadcast that Advertisement over the pirated network. Just a bit of fun her getting more involved would either be when her own operations are threatened or it's in a contract for her to get involved. But paid ads on her show would be something she would do.

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Sure! Bring her in!

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I can think of a cameo on the VillianTV.net on a screen somewhere mentioning the Ad. Not sure of a longer involvement don't know how she would get involved in the larger arc.

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Karhythadrizsa is a local

Karhythadrizsa is a local information broker (strictly to support her book hoarding habit!) I'm thinking she'll get a copy of the ad, and think about a cave she found while she was scouting lairs about a century ago. And while she'd never breathe a word about a client's personal business, she might leave a clue-by-four for some nearby hero to find*, just in case looking at the cavern in question proves hazardous to a young dragon.

Let me know if you don't think Karhy would receive a copy of the ad, or if you want to decide what she finds.

*As if there would be a superhero in a library!

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I suspect that Karhy would be

I suspect that Karhy would be just the sort to end up with a copy of the ad.

Part of Kartanian's multi-laired (*snicker*) plan in all of this is to expand his network of contacts. He is counting on word leaking out, which is why the advert/note is worded the way it is. He will keep the client's confidentiality, but the secrets he discovers in the process provide the equivalent of a multi-million dollar boost to his tabashi social cred. (As if he needed it.)

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I really like "Boulder Dash,"

I really like "Boulder Dash," BTW. Choice! :)

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Sorry for not poking my head

Sorry for not poking my head in yet. Been in the process of packing and moving over the past few days. But if all goes according to plan (shyeah right!), today should be the last day.

Putting yourself in another persons shoes emotionally is something that everyone has to experience eventually. It's part of learning to be a human being. Roleplayers do it for fun.

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It's always fun to play

It's always fun to play Hotwire mainly because she's not the typical evil villain. She's a villain but for her, it's more for fun and flaunting that she can do something and get away with it then be for revenge or causing harm. Maybe a Harly Quin without the insanity best way to describe her.

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So: cavern can be still

So: cavern can be still walled off, in which case Kahry will assume it's still available. Or there may be a new door there (which Kahry will likely detect, unless it's very well concealed), and Kahry will knock. Unless someone attacks her, she will stay small (shoulder-dragon sized). If there is a hole but no door, exploration time!

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Karhy avoids going into

Karhy avoids going into "lecture mode" until payment is received, or at least promised. Kartanian or anyone else who happens along should feel free to interrupt (we can cut and paste quotes if needed, or edit). End of Karhy's post indicates a deliberate pause for breath or to invite questions.

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