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A Curious Encounter (OOC)

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And BTW, that depression is

And BTW, that depression is an almost perfect spherical section except where the creek runs through it. This can be seen in Kahry's image, if one looks closely. The rest of the sphere would fit inside the cavern.

That's all Karhy knows; lecture time is over.

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Apologies for my tardiness in

Apologies for my tardiness in responding! I overlooked the note that there had been a reply, and was still watching for it. *facepalm*

Is it your thought that the way into this cavern is difficult, but possible, for normals to get to? Or, with the current protections, would riff-raff be blocked or turned away before getting here?

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I'm thinking difficult but

I'm thinking difficult but possible. I had originally thought "very difficult", but the engineers who dug the subway would want to be able to check for erosion. So, if you can get into the maintenance corridor there's this door that looks a lot like an equipment closet (that's what was being dug when they discovered the cave, there's another a ways down that was put in as a replacement) labeled "Inspectors Only". It's locked, regular workers' keys won't open it, but there's a person who's job includes opening it up every year and reporting on how close the creek is to the concrete footing.* So, besides swimming up the creek from the ocean as a small fish, crawling through the air ducts, bribery, or a disguise and a lockpicking skill check, it's completely secure. ^_^

*This person, a civil engineer, doesn't ever go any farther in than he needs to to measure the position of the near end of the creek. That cave gives him the willies.

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BTW, Xcelsier, that 11128

BTW, Xcelsier, that 11128 Before Christian Era date is for an Atlantis where Plato had the date right, and the drowning was from the end of the Ice Age; modern-day Cuba would be the highlands. Up to you if Nightstrike's Atlantis is the same culture or just used the same name. ^_^

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Hypatia's pro tip: A

Hypatia's pro tip: A similarity link between cell phones is easier when they are not merely the same model, but one is a clone of the other. ^_^

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Of course! And that's a very

Of course! And that's a very innovative solution, if you don't mind me saying so. :)

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Thank you! I've been playing

Thank you! I've been playing with the idea of magically linked cell phones for a while now, mostly as a way to protect secret identity: the one your hero carries has the transmitter disabled after being linked, the other one gets hidden somewhere with good reception. Can't use location based apps, though, so there is a downside.
I can't take credit for the power supply (not mentioned IC as Hypatia a.k.a. Goldenrod knows Karhy already knows about it), I got it from GURPS. Can't find the 3e Vehicles atm, but the mana engine is in GURPS: Mecha under "Anachronistic Mecha". Scale it down to the wattage of a cell phone. Doesn't work in areas where the magic has been drained; I'm thinking there won't be many areas in TC where the magic is low, let alone gone.

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Well, if no one else wants to

Well, if no one else wants to supply Kartanian with someplace to explore, I guess I'll have to... *mimes arm being twisted, blatantly overacting*

Hmmm, let's dust off Sharlfi Erghen, who has decided that her experiments need better vacuum.

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This is just being silly

This is just being silly Kartanian. ;)

I'm also trying to find my references to the CoT villain group descriptions (what we know of them, so far). This one is my main resource, but I'm not sure it's up to date any more. Thoughts or suggestions?

http://cityoftitans.com/forum/rp-lore-cheat-sheet

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In the last post there dated

In the last post there, dated 12 November 2016,

Steamtank wrote:

It will take me a bit but I am back and going to do a massive overhaul to my posts.
Looks like a lot of people when into hibernation like me.
Time to wake up the Ents.

It's also one of my main resources. Another is Winter's Kickstarter Update Reference List.

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Sharlfi's reasoning: If he

Sharlfi's reasoning: If he was already her enemy, he'd have announced himself more violently. And he doesn't smell like the locals, unless you count those little pouncers that infested the interwebs. So maybe he's an alien, and if so, maybe she can find out how his people get about. And maybe she's way off, in which case she might need the gun out. ^_^

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Reasonable deductions,

Reasonable deductions, certainly.

K's comments will add fuel to the existing clues.

EDIT: And thank you for the Kickstarter update page reminder. :)

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And did I mention that Shari

And did I mention that Shari learned English from a (then) teen-aged Marine brat?

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Edited to change Bill to Will

Edited to change Bill to Will. After I specifically told myself he didn't want to give the punsters any ammo...

Kartanian, feel free to change the time Ken called Will Bill to Will, or leave it; that time was my fault. But if he does it again, Will may correct him on it. ^_^

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If anyone would like to toss

If anyone would like to toss in a current situation/gossip update on things happening in Ironport, this would be a good place to slide that in.

I'm going to use the converted bomb shelter beneath the Harbor Tap, Jerry's Hardware, and the municipal garage as the place ARYAN chooses. I would like to get a bit of color/flavor input before proceeding with the second part of the plan. This next segment will have opportunities for metas to get into contact and/or conflict, depending on interests and alignment.

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Let's see: the Wanderers

Let's see: the Wanderers have a clock tower, there's a women's shelter being run by a gydhja of Freya down the street a bit...

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Helpful, thank you. :)

Helpful, thank you. :)

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New post up. Is anyone active

New post up. Is anyone active from the Wanderers?

I'm thinking that Sister Evaine might be concerned, if she knew what was going on nearby in Ironport. But, of course, there are always the gangs and other one-off supervillainous activities. This ARYAN base building is being kept nice and quiet. For the moment.

And, to be honest, I have no idea where this will go. Villain lair construction was just an off-hand idea I wanted to toy around with. It doesn't seem as engaging as I was hoping it would be. *shrug*

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Alas, advertisements are

Alas, advertisements are rarely as discrete as we'd like. Or maybe it was just discrete enough for Kartanian...

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*snicker* The latter!

*snicker* The latter!

This should be interesting. For dramatic purposes, I need to hold off the heroes until the right moment. I think I can manage that.

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Don't mind Misty she's not

Don't mind Misty she's not all that good of a girl. She might even help just for the fun of it.

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This has been confusing me,

This has been confusing me, but I'm more than ready to roll with it. Just looking for clarification.

RL: Is Misty going into the "normals" bar? As a ghost?

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The first rule of Misty is

The first rule of Misty is she forgets about rules (often when it benefits her). Yeah and besides she all phased and invisible. Her going to a normal bar be a big fun spot. A blow of a breath here, a knocked over drink there. Typical Haunting behavior.

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The first rule of Misty is

The first rule of Misty is she forgets about rules (often when it benefits her). Yeah and besides she all phased and invisible. Her going to a normal bar be a big fun spot. A blow of a breath here, a knocked over drink there. Typical Haunting behavior.

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Let me get in one more set-up

Let me get in one more set-up post after the one (6/18/2017) where Kartanian returns from dimension hopping to the giant robot threat. Then, we'll have open opportunities for all sorts of mayhem!

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Bah ha ha ha Misty got an

Bah ha ha ha Misty got an idea!

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That could be a fun one!

That could be a fun one!

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Is it me or is Misty getting

Is it me or is Misty getting even more manic? I'm trying to keep her kind of on the nutty but fun side of insane.

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I can't tell. I haven't seen

I can't tell. I haven't seen enough of her to know.

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To be helpful, the bar is the

To be helpful, the bar is the "Harbor Tap" in Ironport. Neighborhood is a bit run down, but not squalid. It's a working class and immigrant area not far from the harbor itself.

The secret is that the bar has *nothing* to do with the ARYAN lair, and Kartanian has been careful to keep it that way, so far. Word has leaked out that the villain base is in that area, and things suggest the Harbor Tap to heroes and investigators, but the real entrance is in the bottom level of the municipal parking garage nearby. By now, the limited ARYAN comings and goings will have been noticed by the sharp-eyed, but the bad guys are not allowed to come and go in any sort of uniform.

If someone sneaks into the base, pause at the end of your post and I will fill in the security details. They are prepared for ghosts and undead, as noted earlier. Sorry. ;)

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*whistles innocently about

*whistles innocently about the Charlie Kane reference and nods with a grin to Foradain*

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OK, our sorta dead heroes are

OK, our sorta dead heroes are in Ironport, and the Aryan 'bots are in Clarkstown, not too far away. Allow for a bit of time for the news cycle, and...

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Yes, that works. Based on the

Yes, that works. Based on the available/leaked info, there will be robot parades popping up in different places. The Clarks one just happens to be first up.

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I thought about it long and

I thought about it long and hard and there is no way D-Day not going to answer the call to fight Aryan!

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I've been thinking the same

I've been thinking the same thing about Tinker Belle, it's almost as much of a hot button for her as slavery is.

And then there's the question of how much of a hot button she is for them...

Edit: That may be the same column D-Day is headed for. Either way. ^_^

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*whistles innocently*

*whistles innocently*

This should be interesting.

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And how fast are the robots

And how fast are the robots walking down the street? If the are not proceeding at near the local speed limit, do they have retro-reflective warning signs on their backs?

Are any of them equipped with blinkers, brake lights, back-up lights, and all the other accessories that the MassDoT thinks is essential to a motor vehicle operating on the streets? If not...

Now, if they were people and not machines, the person talking to D-Day might have a point, in that the right of the people to peaceably assemble may not be infringed. Though public safety concerns are usually considered to be paramount, and blocking other people going about their business is also a limiting factor. But unless I've misunderstood, the majority of each platoon is made up of machines.

So then we come to the question of sapience. If they are truly sapient, then they have the same rights any other sapient beings. But if they are not, then these Aryans are operating vehicles that are not street legal on the streets.

And if they are sapient, then we get into a whole different ball of snakes..... Like how are the Aryans keeping them marching and not going off to do what they want?

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*chuckle*

*chuckle*

Yes, yes, that's all fascinating legal detail work that may interest the lawyers.

The ARYAN leader said what he said. At present, the police have not tried to stop or divert them.

And if you all are going into the, "Do you have a permit for that?" territory, you're playing into their plans.

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Kartanian wrote:
Kartanian wrote:

*chuckle*
Yes, yes, that's all fascinating legal detail work that may interest the lawyers.
The ARYAN leader said what he said. At present, the police have not tried to stop or divert them.

Which leads to another question, why haven't they? My best guess would be that they're waiting for their bosses to figure out the right move.

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And if you all are going into the, "Do you have a permit for that?" territory, you're playing into their plans.

And that's just good planning on their part. "Attack what the enemy must defend," and it won't matter if the enemy realises that it's what you want, the response has to be made. But for Tink, permits are for bureaucrats. Her concern is that the opposing point of view must be presented. Preferably peaceably.

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Well, you gave me an idea

Well, you gave me an idea with the Black Rose and Firebrand taking down some groups. Hotwire jamming the signals! Won't stop them from broadcasting it out directly but she feeding the Stations footage of the Aryan Robots doing the Macarena!

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Ron and Misty have already

Ron and Misty have already met Sings Loudly; his squire is a student here at James Duncan.

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Forgot about that. I make an

Forgot about that. I make an Edit.

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Bah! I'm not getting update

Bah! I'm not getting update notifications! :P

I apologize for not posting in so long. I'll have to check in more frequently, instead of relying on the notifications alone to let me know when there's a new post.

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And I've been getting update

And I've been getting update notifications where I didn't ask for them. Curiouser and curiouser.

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Back in this post where the

Back in this post where the Black Rose attacked the Aryans (and later Hotwire appeared), you referred to the location as Charleston. I think that area got renamed Weston; or maybe you meant Clarkstown?

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Because I don't have easy

Because I don't have easy access to a labeled map, I'm using the RP cheat sheet, or whatever it is. For a number of the zones, I don't really know where they exist.

The intent of that group is to be on the south side of the river, but not in Ironport or Clarkstown.

EDIT: Checked RP Lore Cheat Sheet. Yes, it's intended to be Charleston, as it appears on that reference. If it has been changed later... *shrug* ...enter the updated details and I will edit it to match, if I can see the change.

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Searching for old map... And

Searching for old map... And not finding it: the Dragon Con '14 Power Point presentation isn't there anymore. But, in this post,

Doctor Tyche wrote:

We had to rename a few districts since DragonCon. Coventre, for example was named Charleston on that map, renamed because it's name was too similar to Clarkstown, to the point that the map folk actually mixed them up once in a very bad way..

New map is easier to find: Mouse over Guides and click on Welcome to Titan City

BTW, if you just mouse over the "Welcome to Titan City" button, there is a list of districts; Coventre isn't there yet. But if you have access to the Kickstarter that your K implies you should be able to find the Neighborhood Preview, and the Worldbuilding Stage Two does not seem to be behind the Kickstarter Kurtain.

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I'm wondering if those

I'm wondering if those missiles have computer guidance or computer triggers. You know something a living computer virus could infect? Let's see for balance reasons she would lose her control of the rebuilt robots and they would deactivate. Or at least just a few would stay active for the whole Master Mind angle.

So they are attacking her because she's blocking the video feeds? Or because she's having the destroyed robots dance? She didn't all out attack them after all.

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Kartanian described them as

Kartanian described them as "mecha flyers", so I'm picturing something larger than a battlesuit, probably either humanoid shape or like the hybrid flyer/walker shape of the Valkyries/Veritech fighters from Macross/Robotech (but maybe not). It might be computer controlled, or it might have a living pilot, or it might have a living pilot hardwired in like the ones Xcelsier threw at the Children of Science a while back; but we'll find out about that when we find out ^_^

As for motive, I think it's because she called them out; she's apparently willing to give them the fight they want, along with the potential for collateral damage which they will blame on the supers in general.

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And Conundrum of Furballs

And Conundrum of Furballs here says that it was Weston that Charleston got changed to. I think he's right, I do recall Charleston being next to Ironport.

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I'm not sure Hotwire's meta

I'm not sure Hotwire's meta origin is publicly known. I did state she was meta but don't know if that's public knowledge. The electrical power living Virus bit came after her awareness jumped to computers. She's now more Tech origin then meta, given her mortal body now on life support and brain dead.

I roll with it anyway!

Do need to know the nature of what's incoming she is a techno kinetic / energy type after all. She would feel the tech coming at her even if I don't know what it is.

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Thank you for the extra

Thank you for the extra updated map and zone help, Foradain! Things happen slowly enough that I often see announcements and changes and then forget about them.

RL: These are piloted "aircraft" battle suits, for the purposes of Hotwire's powers. These are essentially "Named-Lieutenant" craft. Please do something clever to get past shielding and security, rather than just grabbing control and playing with them. (That would be boring!) Hotwire doesn't know their motive to start out, but the players can read into the situation that the ARYAN commander is just looking for enough of an excuse to get his pieces onto the battle-board, and Hotwire just provided one.

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Alright then in the words of

Alright then in the words of Bettlejuice "It's Showtime" I just wanted more detail on what's she be facing. Minor drones are low-level nothings, now Named Lieutenants is something else.

Yeah, the characters wouldn't know. The Players do hence why the goodie goodies are willing to let them blow hot air. Villains or in Hotwires case Rogues really don't care about law and order as much. Hotwire gets what she wants given she kind of makes her money on Bets made on battles and the whole illegal broadcasting. So she's using the ARYAN forces for her own profit! Really RPing watching a protest is no fun!

Still kind of playing around with Hotwire's origin I'm loving this electrical living virus bit. Thow in that she's stuck like that thanks to the Duchess adds a nice angle for Villain behavior. Now I'm wondering if she really was a meta beforehand or did her Techno kinetic brother / Genious had used his powers and knowledge on her. One reason Code Monkey went from a henchman to a full partner Brother. What I'm thinking Reconing that she was normal but suffered some kind of accident and he used his powers to save her but in doing so hooked her up to the internet. Paralyzed in the physical world she escaped into the digital until the Motorheads damaged the systems she was connected to and so now her mind disconnected from her body permanently. So going by that she's a Tech origin, not a Meta. Maybe people think she's a Meta given her Brother is one?

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So, instead of a couple

So, instead of a couple minutes out, Tinker Belle and D-Day will be arriving just after the first of the Luftmecha get there (plus time to fall, time = square root of (twice altitude over acceleration) = ? One kilometer would be about ten seconds. And a couple seconds more for Tink, as she will be using her flight pack for a softer landing).

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Yes, the "law abiding protest

Yes, the "law abiding protest" tactic of the ARYAN group was intended as a hero taunt, of course. You folks held off well. Heroically, one might say! ;)

Now, we get to see what these creeps have in their arsenal.

Do remember the initial intel about the possibility that they can link up separate units to do the giant-composite-robot trick. Each separate mech will be able to take a lot of damage on its own, but you're all more than capable of ruining their first phase plans.

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27+6.5= 33.5 meters that the

27+6.5= 33.5 meters that the Blue Tail is hovering, if anyone can seen through its stealth and wants to waste a shot.

As for Hotwire, if she's not currently committing a felony or endangering people who aren't threatening her or others, Tink feels no obligation to attempt to arrest her. Hijacking the airwaves? Annoying, and it may cost some folks money, but that's a civil matter. If there wasn't something else going on, she would try to restore the airwaves, and after ending or at least containing this fight she likely will try.

And Tink will be sorely disappointed if Hotwire or her brother didn't overhear everything after the portal opened up.

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RL: Please, give me a read on

RL: Please, give me a read on the effect of the shots fired by the energy lance and the barrage against the rebuilt bots Hotwire is controlling before I try to post an update. It looked like that was ignored, but I'm counting on you to fill in the effect of the bad guys' actions on your team. Thanks!

Please note that the four ARYAN mechs are very much in attack motion, and not grandstanding or ready to do any monologuing. Hotwire and bots are going to be steamrolled if she doesn't do something.

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Okay, I missed they did fire.

Okay, I missed they did fire. That worked for Hotwire she wanted video proof they fired first. I edit the post that the Riot-Bots used the heavy shields. Hotwire herself has energy resistance given her form is basically is energy. There would be some disruption but not much. The Bots would be more affected.

Given Hotwire and Code Monkey were already scanning for transmissions it's highly possible they did Pick up Tinker Belle transmission. Was it encoded? If so they wouldn't understand what said just that something was.

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Yes, it would be scrambled,

Yes, it would be scrambled, and and it's likely they'd recognize the pattern (as being used by Tinkerbelle), but they'd have to crank some processing power to unscramble it.
Also, added a response to the opening barrage down the street.

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As for warrants well there

As for warrants well there was that whole bank robbery bit! Though I do think it's in Hotwire nature to bribe her way out of such situations.

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I'm assuming the containment

I'm assuming the containment field thing is in process as the blue portal glow effect? What will the intended effect of that be, once it is up?

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The portal glow was just the

The portal glow was just the box arriving. It'll take about two minutes for Tink to set it up, just over one minute if D-Day grabs some emitters and starts placing them. The hope is to get them up before the collateral damage happens.
There's enough emitters to put up a wall 9 meters high (30 feet, maybe three stories) around the intersection (or an equivalent chunk of a single street); I was thinking about 15 meters (fifty feet, five lanes) diameter. It won't stop a AP round from an Abrams, but it would stop a burst of depleted uranium penetrators from the 30mm autocannon of an A-10 Warthog. Against energy weapons it can stop comparable attacks Against explosives and other area-effect damage, it'll effectively stop a 40 mm mortar round (or almost any hand or rifle grenade), but the equivalent of artillery 60mm or more would overload the shield, most of the blast would be deflected up, but enough would get through to probably break windows. If I were doing this on a tabletop, the line of the field would count as about ten 1-meter hexes (five 2-meter hexes for Champions) in width cut out of the blast area. So if you're thinking of a blast radius less then ten meters, it gets stopped; any more gets through. Anything being forced through has a very good chance of overloading an emitter, leaving a weakened area about five meters wide where the two emitters to either side try to cover the area.

The box will be placed just outside the ring of emitters; clever people or with the appropriate senses (I'm looking at you, Hotwire!) may notice the power flow: a cold fusion device and Tesla-type broadcast power.

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Unless and until the circle

Unless and until the circle is reasonably complete, Tink won't be activating the force field. And unless I'm misreading this, Purity One is likely above where the top of the field would be.

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Think Hotwire a little

Think Hotwire a little distracted to pay attention to the fancy box LOL. Oh and there is a reason she's out there but I think I keep it a secret!

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Tink can guess that the ARYAN

Tink can guess that the ARYAN mechs won't stick around if they get any hint that the thing that she is setting up will be to their detriment. Unless you've got super speed, a lot of the action will be done or devolved by the time it is activated. (Or, I'm misunderstanding how long it will take to get operational.)

On the plus side, reporters (on their own equipment, anyway, and anything Internet not hijacked by Hotwire) and others are seeing that the heroes are trying to contain the damage, so that might be able to go out to the public in their favor, regardless of whether it actually helps.

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Yeah, unless the fight is

Yeah, unless the fight is prolonged (more than another half minute), the containment field won't be finished in time to contain much. Likewise, if the combatants fly out of the top, misses will likely go over the field, but these combatants I think can all fly or teleport out. So the only way the field could be considered "detrimental to Aryan interests" is if they want collateral damage. OTOH, they don't want to admit that, so maybe they won't stop Tink and D-Day. But the gripping hand is, have they figured out the purpose of the emitters, and if not, are they going to err on the side of violence?

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Getting Aryans to error on

Getting Aryans to error on the side of vilance kind of Hotwires goal.

I think Hotwire stopped jamming the networks. No point in preventing the Aryan news when she’s sending out the same thing. Only benefit now would be editing however she a bit distracted. Plus edits would undermine her painting the Aryans in a bad light. They just claim that she faked the broadcast.

She wanted to show them firing first. Pointed out she wasn’t a “Meta”. So the Digital Deva playing her own spin doctoring.

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Is Code Monkey hacking the

Is Code Monkey hacking the ARYAN base computers, or the mechs? There is going to be a big difference here. Gaining access to any of the mechs (as Hotwire seems likely to do) will allow control of that unit, but not the others. Likewise, gaining access to the base computers will not stop or significantly affect the mobile mech units.

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Code Monkey going for the

Code Monkey going for the Base computers for Intel. Basically data mining. Sure he might not get control of anything but he might get say the Units schematics. Code monkey normally works in the background where Hotwire the face of the operation.

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Tinker Belle's checklist:

Tinker Belle's checklist:

1: Protect innocents and their property.
(If any combatants shoot over the ring, either because they are flying or because their using indirect fire, or if the ring is overloaded, Tink will shift to Plan B on this subject.)

2. Prevent any kidnappings or murders.
(If/when Hotwire is captured by the Aryans, it would be best if they held her for the police. If anyone looks like they are (or are about to be) seriously injured, Tink will shift to plan C. For example, shots aimed at the cockpits of the mechs would do it.)

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Grand Wizard is wanted for

Grand Wizard is wanted for all sorts of supervillainous crimes. It appears that he was not expecting to teleport in so close to D-Day and Tink. He was probably appraised of Hotwire, but not the heroes. Sucks to be him.

Sorry to draw this out with Hotwire, but these mechs are just not going to be vulnerable to electrical attacks in any significant way, and Purity Four is armored enough to withstand a boatload of physical/kinetic damage.

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Great-Grandpa Robert Callahan

Great-Grandpa Robert Callahan (from what Millie refers to as the paler side of the family) didn't leave much to his daughter when he came back from the Pacific in a box, but to Grandma Jennifer O'Brian (neé Callahan) that lighter was much more than just a lighter.

And I should've read this thread before replying IC, edit coming up. edit done.

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The flare of magic is meant

The flare of magic is meant to be the equivalent of a flash-bang grenade to anyone who is magically sensitive. Millie is, a bit, but she was prepared and shielded. She rarely uses those senses outside the lab, anyway. She had followed Grandma Jenny's instructions exactly in preparing the lighter, and it has only failed completely when the person it was used against turned out to not have magical talent after all. So if the Grand Wizard is just doing spells by rote, he won't even notice the flare of magic. But if he's really talented, he might be able to shield himself from the effects without messing up the spell he's casting. Think of it as a tertiary-level PBAoE magic debuff.

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No problem with Hotwire. As

No problem with Hotwire. As D-Day said they seem to be mutually resistant to the primary weapons. Now being hit by something physical would have more effect then energy based weapons.

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Roll for the bad guy (as is

Roll for the bad guy (as it were) wasn't good. Useful effect. :)

Waiting on Hotwire's reaction to the chunk of robotic scrap thrown at her before adding more Purity Flight actions.

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That makes sense, thanks.

That makes sense, thanks.

The containment field is going down. The mechs are going to be just fine. (After all, every danged tech hero I've ever talked to has stressed that they've hardened their primary toys. Wouldn't reasonably capable bad guys, too?) There's a continuing stalemate (mostly) between Hotwire and Purity Flight, but the damage is going to spill over now. :)

I'm assuming that Tink's gear and drones are going to be unaffected by Hotwire's EMP burst. And that civilian and commercial stuff within a block's radius or more will be damaged or destroyed. And that "professional" hero group communications equipment will be unaffected or self-recover very quickly, so D-Day and the Graveyard Shift folks will still be in contact.

So far, Grand Wizard has not registered Gayle's presence. His eyes are all wide and focused on D-Day behind that mask.

EDIT: The fight is coming to you, along with a request to move it to a less-constricted area, if possible.

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Of course they do; against

Of course they do; against electronics an electromagnetic pulse is both effective and fairly easily defended against. It's not supposed to be definitive though, enough power should be able to get through whatever shields the most sensitive components. In the case of the shield, it might have been the amount of Hotwire's power, or it might have overloaded the power collectors, blowing fuses there to protect the field generators. But it's late, response for IC tomorrow.

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Yeah, Hotwire lost her cool.

Yeah, Hotwire lost her cool. So she's not fighting as smart as she was earlier. Code Monkey weapons going to be plasma based blasters he saw that energy and electric not doing anything so he figuring that maybe superheated plasma blasts would work.

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Oh, yeah, the plasma blasts

Oh, yeah, the plasma blasts will work. That will be good.

By way of player prep: The spell Grand Wizard has in mind for Hotwire is one that captures incorporeal, phased, spirit, and "dispersed" entities and forces them into a physical form which he or others can then do stuff to. It's not a long spell, but it is complicated. He definitely can't do it while facing D-Day and Tink, but once he gathers his wits again, he will slip out and be able to cast it. Then, he is likely to be defeated by the heroes. It is a "story" spell that is intended to not give the target an opportunity to resist. Instead, it's one of those story devices that puts the character in a bind until someone else helps them out of it. As such, it requires player consent.

RL: I would like to make Hotwire corporeal and non-dispersed for a bit. I am envisioning that at the end of the scene or story (your choice on how long to carry it forward), she can be back to her normal self. Is this okay?

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BuckeyTiesTM are zip-ties

BuckeyTiesTM are zip-ties reinforced with Fullerene Tubules, some of Morrison & O'Brian's favorite materials. They take a lot more strength to break or cut, but other methods of breaking loose may work. That's if Tinker Belle can get them on him. She has only a fair amount of martial arts training.

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No problem Hotwire could be

No problem Hotwire could be corporeal and might even enjoy it.

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Sorry, RL, looks like Purity

Sorry, RL, looks like Purity Three moved away from the blue marker.

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Purity Two and Purity Three

Purity Two and Purity Three have never touched the ground, so the markers for them are not relevant. (I assumed they were not marked, as they are still airborne.)

Purity One is grounded by Hotwire's tampering as the flight leader fights (unsuccessfully, as it's turning out) to get it rebooted. Purity Four is tangled with Hotwire's heavy bot.

If Hotwire leaves the heavy bot, Purity Four will immediately destroy it. She can't re-gen or repair other bots until she resolves that, I think. (Unless I missed something about how that would work?)

Code Monkey is now more-or-less in the open with the heroes, but at least he's at the edge of the field.

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Ok, ignore the green and blue

Ok, ignore the green and blue markers. If the rest of the fight leaves them, they'll follow, I hope.

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Forgot about the parking lot

Forgot about the parking lot mentioned by the police. At the same time I say it was Hel’s influance knowing that Purity Units was getting backup. So she chose another location that would take them more time to arrive.

Yeah that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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I'm not really sure whether

I'm not really sure whether RL was able to scoop up everyone on the battlefield or not. Gayle Force and Code Monkey might have been on the "out of sight" list, but if Hel wants them grabbed, I'm sure they will be.

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It's just those on the ground

It's just those on the ground that was caught in the first set of Portals. Those who are flying would need a portal that moves or ones that appear in front of them as they fly. That takes more of an aim and control and a mass portal effect like this was a drain on RL. Hel wouldn't care one way or another none of the fighters are using Necromancy or are Undead, spirits. Hel herself only cares about protecting the veil between life and death. Now Rotten Prayed to have the strength for so many portals at once but not for Hel to do the job herself.

For Hel, she wouldn't care if the earth is a dead lifeless rock, as long as those that are dead stay dead and pass on.

A good description of what happened is to imagine the shadow under their feet expanding out to form a circle then they fall through. On the other side the portal opened about a foot above their heads to deposit them.

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Edited my last post slightly

Edited my last post slightly to take that into account. Thanks, RL.

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I post something tonight.

I post something tonight. Been busy the last few days but I have today off.

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