>5Today was your first day as a student at the University in the shining coastal city of Crimson Beach, NH. You've been here just long to learn your way around Uptown, Downtown and College Town. You know, the places you're actually likely to go to.>4Its been a pretty great first day. Picked up your first semester classes' curriculum papers and met the professors running the show as well as a few classmates that showed up. On top of that, your roommate dropped before classes started, so now you have a dorm room all to yourself. How lucky!>3Its been sunny and warm, but not as baking as August days tend to be. It feels like maybe Fall might begin a little early this year. Now if only someone would tell the gnats that have been swarming around your face for the last 30 seconds. You swat at them uselessly for a second before giving up and just dealing with it. Hey... what's with that panel van all alone in the center of the parking lot?>2You approach it. It looks like its seen better days and seems like the kind of van that would be reported instantly if it were within 200 yards of an elementary school. See as no one else on campus seems to think this thing is sketchy, it must've been here for a while. Though to you it looks like whoever parked it here won't be able to move it again. The door handles on all of the doors have been either broken or removed. Another thing that perceive while examining the sliding door is a digital beeping noise. It kind of reminds you of 24. You know with the timer in between segments that was counting... down. oh.>1"SHIT!" You do the most athletic thing you've done in weeks and start sprinting away from the bomb-van. "BOM-" You manage to scream as a crumpling sound and white flash consume your world.----Surprisingly you wake up alive. Your whole body is pain, but you are alive. A paramedic is kneeling over you."What is your name sir?">CONT
>Milo Vargas>Thomas Gainer>Richard deLuna[NOTE: The name you choose dictates what powers you have. Choose carefully!]
>>45605066>the name you choose dictates what powers you have>we have only three powers we can choosewhy
>>45605120But actually its because those are the prepared power sets for the start. After this initial choice, things get much more freeform.
>>45605244"Tom" You gasp out breathlessly. It hurts to talk, you notice. It hurts to hear. You just hurt. "T-Thomas Gainer."The paramedic continues working, asking you questions to make sure you're lucid and not dying on him.You manage to turn your head and see that you on on the edge of a smoking crater where the parking lot used to be. You're almost sure that you hadn't made it this far when the van went off. Did it throw you? You can't concentrate on the questions in your own head. The sirens of emergency vehicles feel like belt grinders on your brain. You squeeze your eyes shut and try to block it out.Roll a d100. Best of 5 wins. Roll high!
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>45605451Time for 1s
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>45605451
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>45605451critical success?
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>45605451
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>45605537>>45605451I think we're okay.
>>45605537HA! That's one way to start off a Quest!
>>45605537Suddenly the world goes quiet. Not the sound of the sirens. Not the sound of the paramedic's questions. Nothing. You open your eyes in confusion and see that the world is completely the same, but nothing is making a sound. You begin to panic as the fear of going deaf grips you. But quickly you begin to notice that the same kind of panic has taken the paramedic as well. He looks like he's trying to say something to you over and over again. He's screaming, you think."What the hell is going on?" You are surprised that you can hear yourself. "WHAT IS GOING ON?!">You have Sound Manipulation!What do?>Turn it off! d100>Does it go the other way? d100> Write in.
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>45605771>Does it go the other way? d100Ooooh resonant harmonics are a bitch.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>45605771>>Turn it off! d100
Gonna give this another 5 minutes or so. If not, Highest roll breaks the tie.
>>45606021And thus the tie is broken at the last second.Turning it off wins. Writing now.
>>45605824You freak out. It seems the paramedic can hear you and is trying to calm you down despite his own panic. You close your eyes again. Its a dream, you think, it has to be. This is nuts!You think to yourself that this isn't real and that this nuttiness is just some figment of your imagination brought on by the explosion. Can explosions do that to people? Before you can think more on the question, you hear him. Its the paramedic, he's screaming something but its too quiet to make out what. Quickly, it gets louder, like someone sat on the volume button for the world."JUST STAY CALM WE HAVE SOMEONE FROM THE- oh!" He stops yelling and recomposes himself. "Er... we have someone from the Supers division coming to investigate the area. Tom, we're going to be taking you to the hospital, but the IUPH are going to want a word with you. The Super Union is going to be very interested in you.>The International Union of Powered Heroes?>What does the Union want?>What the hell is even happening.>Write In.
>>45606297>>The International Union of Powered Heroes?
>>45606297>>The International Union of Powered Heroes?>What does the Union want?>What the hell is even happening.in that order.
>>45606297>write-inSay some non-answer like "uh-huh", "I see" etc.
>>45606345>>45606338"The IUPH? THE Super Union?" The dumbly repeat back. "What do they want with me?" Of course you answer your own question in your head, but Paramedic, whose jacket says his name is Kowalski, answers you without missing a beat, probably thinking the blast has scrambled your brains more than he thought."Whatever just happened to the sound just a second ago has something to do with you. I'm legally obligated to inform the the proper authorities about emergent superpowers and unexplained happenings." He goes into this probably rehearsed speech about having to inform the government and, by extension, the Super Union of things like what just happened to you and the bomb-van.You can hear someone else approaching.>Come on, Kowalski, don't rat me out!>Who do you think they're gonna send?>Write in
>>45606733>Write in>What's going to happen to me?
>>45606733>>Come on, Kowalski, don't rat me out!
>>45606780 >>45606830"What's going to happen to me?" You respond in a mix of curiosity and concern. Yeah, you know of the Super Union and their stupid official name. You know that they have regulated and coordinated superheroes across the world since the Cold War, but no one outside the organization really knows how the Union works."They'll send in one of their specialists, probably. Ask you a few questions about this," Kowalski gestures to the smoking crater currently being cordoned off by police. "and about what just happened with the sound just now. After that, I don't know. Anyway, it time to get you into the ambulance."The footsteps stop above you. Its another paramedic. Kowalski picks up the stretcher at the handles by your feet. Looking down, you realize you don't really look injured. You're clothes are little singed but other than that and the pain, you look unscathed.>Struggle to free yourself. I'm not gonna get nabbed by some super G-men!>See what else Kowalski knows.>Write in.
>>45607084>>Struggle to free yourself. I'm not gonna get nabbed by some super G-men!
>>45607084>See what else Kowalski knows.Information is key if we find ourselves needing to run damage control. Running blind is the worst thing we can do right now.
Gonna wait another 10 minutes. After that, I'll try to combine the two answers.
>>45607160This is fine
>Struggle to free yourself. I'm not gonna get nabbed by some super G-men!
>>45607131 >>45607160 >>45607453 >>45607457Well the tie lives on. Writing
>gain powers>capes come for you>give you a 'choice'>all people with powers either join the Union>or they go to what is essentially internment camps
The lack of information on what the Union does with persons of interest unnerves you. If you turn out to have powers (despite being its own ball of excitement and anxiety) would they take you to some kind of black site and do things to you? Do you get a say in the matter? I mean, yeah, they're super HEROES, but the government is not trustworthy in the slightest. You glance down at your restraints. They look properly secured. You think you could probably escape them if you really strained or maybe when they put you on the comfier gurney, you could make a break for it. In the meantime you could always try to squeeze some more info out of Kowalski. He seems pretty informed on the Union. Maybe he's a fanboy?"So what kind of 'specialists' do they send for these kinds of things?" You ask, doing your best impression of someone not thinking about running away from the scene of a disaster.He shrugs back and answers nonchalantly. "Its kind of a case by case kind of thing. The last specialist I remember visited the hospital was wearing spandex and looked like he'd just gone ten rounds with a giant robot. Actually, I think it was Apex, so he might have." That doesn't sound good. Apex was NYC's lead Cape. The dude lead the Union's East Coast branch. From what you understand, he's kind of standoffish. [CONT]
>>45607746Kowalski continues, "Of course some of the nurses tell me that was a special case. Most of them look pretty normal. Guys in business suits asking questions. I'm not around for any of that, so this is all hearsay."A real fount of knowledge aren't you, Kowalski. You think to yourself."I'm sure its nothing to worry about. You're a victim in all this, right?" He smiles as they load you up onto the emergency vehicle. If you were to try to make a break for it, now the chance. The cops aren't looking at the ambulance and you're feeling pretty confident in your running speed since you apparently outran a goddamned explosion!>Make like a tree and leaf. Roll two d100. One to break out and one to outrun Kowalski and his partner.>See what exactly is going on with you and if the Union can help.>Write In.
Rolled 87, 42 = 129 (2d100)>>45607871>rolls so low we flip the gurney over and land on our face
Rolled 44, 98 = 142 (2d100)>>45607871>Make like a tree and leaf. Roll two d100. One to break out and one to outrun Kowalski and his partner.
Rolled 11, 71 = 82 (2d100)>>45607871>>Make like a tree and leaf. Roll two d100. One to break out and one to outrun Kowalski and his partner.R-R-R-R-R-REV UP THOSE 1S!
Rolled 56, 31 = 87 (2d100)>>45607871>Make like a tree and leaf. Roll two d100. One to break out and one to outrun Kowalski and his partner.
>>45607933>>45607953>>45607965>>45607974So much distrust for capes.
>>45607953this is gonna be good. writan
Rolled 59, 50 = 109 (2d100)Autobots rollout
>>45607953Its like something out of a cartoon. As the paramedics remove their hands to secure you to the gurney, you make your move. Unfortunately, you have over estimated your strength. If you are a Super now, enhanced strength is not one of your powers. You only manage to break out of the bindings holding your lower body. Luckily the effort was more than the gurney was prepared for and it snaps, allowing you to slide to your feet and on the cracked pavement of the formerly nice parking lot. It takes a minute for Kowalski and his partner to fully comprehend the reality of the situation before they start to chase you.But by then you are clear across the lot. You don't remember being this athletic before.>You have: Enhanced Agility!You manage to ditch your pursuers by ducking into one of the office buildings that had been evacuated after the van-bomb went off.>You have a moment to try to escape the stretcher still on your back.>Brute force it? d100>Wiggle your way out? d100 +10 for power related.>Look for a tool. d20>Write In.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>45608238>>Look for a tool. d20
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>45608238I bet our sonic power can break the stretcher, let's try that.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>45608238>Look for a tool. d20
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>45608263Even if we can't find a tool, I bet we could MacGyver some junk into a tool.
Rolled 78 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>45608238>Wiggle your way out? d100 +10 for power related.
>>45608297Its a little cumbersome to waddle around with a giant plastic board strapped to you, but you manage to fumble through a cabinet in one of the offices and find a box cutter. Apparently its pretty sharp still, as it slices through one of the straps with very little effort. With your arms given more freedom, you are able to undo the rest of your straps with no problem.Just in time, too. You hear heavy footsteps running into the building. Radios are going off and you think it must be the police trying to track you down.>Run! You can bolt past them and lose them in the crowd! d100 +10>Hide! They don't know where you are and this is a big building! d100>Fight! You don't know what you can do, but you don't want to go where they'll find out. d100+10>Write In!
>>45608446>Run! You can bolt past them and lose them in the crowd! d100 +10
Rolled 55 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>45608446>>Run! You can bolt past them and lose them in the crowd! d100 +10run with the speed of 1000 kenyans!
Rolled 57 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>45608446>>45608503whoops forgot dice
Rolled 80 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>45608446Run, but not past them, we can run to the back of the building and hop out a window.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>45608446>Hide! They don't know where you are and this is a big building! d100Hide and seek master!
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>45608546Kinda newfag here, how i make greentext also forgot dice aswell.
>>45608553Good jorb on saving Tom from the po po.>>45608574greentext is created with a single (>) without the parentheses before a single line of text.
>>45608553There's no time to learn if you can fend off the cops with your sound powers, but you do know you're faster and more agile than before. Maybe you can give them the slip like you gave Kowalski.You dash out of the office and make for the back of the building. Your feet almost don't make a sound as you rush along the halls. The sound of the police fade as you put distance and walls between you and them. An open window provides you an escape route onto the street and into the crowd. Your clothes are still dirty and slightly burnt and you are probably covered in small scrapes and bruises, but you blend into the crowd for now.>Go back to your dorm and change clothes.>Leave town. It was a good try, but super powers aren't going to blend well with college.>Write In.
>>45608769>Go back to your dorm and change clothes.
>>45608769>Leave town. It was a good try, but super powers aren't going to blend well with college.Are we on the path to becoming villains?
>>45608769Purchase at least a clean shirt at the nearest wallmart in cash, then hit up an atm and withdraw the maximum amount in cash, then run for the hills and leavr town, tossing our credit cards and cellphone.
>>45608769>Go back to your dorm and change clothes.Quickly before they track our identity down, we should gather all we can into a backpack and then leave townWith the sound manipulation and agility we can become very very good at being a ninja essentially, are there more powers of ours we haven't gotten yet?
>>45608879They got our name, I assume they looked at our wallet and know everything they need.
>>45608823That's one possibility. Though you could always be just a renegade antihero.>>45608879You might have more powers. But you've had powers for a total of about 10 minutes. Not really enough time to take stock and still outrun superpowered G-men.
>Go back to dorm, change clothes, begin researching institute.
>>45609036Sorry for double posting. Should probably find out if running is really that smart of an idea. They have our name, wouldn't be that hard to figure out who we are. Short of joining up with another group of supers I'm not sure there's much we can do to dodge the po-po for good.
>>45609080>have to join up with supers to avoid going with supers
>>45608807>>45608879You need to change clothes. They know what you are wearing now and its only a matter of time before they track you down. Lucky for you, you live on campus and your dorm is just a small ways away. You're confident you can put a bugout bag together real fast and be out on the road before CBPD knows what's going on. The only real worry is what will happen when the Capes learn that a potential super escaped from an ambulance and ditched police after an explosion on a busy university campus. The thought doesn't excite you.You get back and quickly change out of the burnt beach shorts and polo and put on a sturdy pair of jeans, your favorite Decepticon shirt and pack a few changes of clothes and other essentials. You start to think back about today, questioning your moves. This might be your last chance.>Leave now and try to make it on your own.>Give yourself up. Maybe the Union will understand.>[I sense doubt so here's your last chance to think things over before we continue]
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>45609180Leave now. No going back.
>>45609180>>Leave now and try to make it on your own.Fuck those clowns.
>>45609217Seriously. A ONE
>>45609180>>Give yourself up. Maybe the Union will understand.
>>45609180>Leave now and try to make it on your ownMaybe we'll get animal talking or changing into power if we head into the wilderness
>>45609180>>Give yourself up. Maybe the Union will understand.>"I just went through superpower puberty guys, how the fuck do you think I'd take to learning that I can control sound thanks to a bomb?"
Its too late now. You ran. You ran and you don't think the Union is going to think you were still just an innocent victim in all this. Other than you, no one knows that this was all just one giant coincidence. Was it a coincidence? You gain superpowers right after this mysterious white van with a bomb in it explodes on the first day of a new semester at a large university. There's something wrong here. You know it, but you're never going to be able to find out what the hell is going on with the Union on your back. You'll need to ditch them, learn more about what new abilites you have, and track down the son of bitch who ruined your life. (and put you several hundred thousand dollars in debts since you're obviously not going to be finishing that degree now)You shoulder your backpack and grab your keys. By the time the police arrive at your dorm, you are leaving city limits. You hear your name on the radio attached as a Person of Interest in the bomb of your university. Apex announced that it is believed that the incident was not purposeful but the result of aggressive and spontaneous emergence of powers and that you, Tom Gainer, should be treated as armed and dangerous. Apex also announced that he has dispatched a squad of Capes to track you down and, hopefully, settle this without bloodshed.Looks like the Union isn't going to just let you slip through the cracks. Shit.[cont]
>>45609537END OF THREAD SUMMARY:You are Tom Gainer and possibly because of a bomb in a very suspicious van, you have superpowers.Powers: Sound ManipulationEnhanced Agility??????????Mysteries: Who placed the van bomb at the school?Did the bomb give you powers?What does the Union do with its prospective Capes?I'm going to still be around for a little while so feel free to ask questions about the setting or other things.
>>45609620You got a twitter or something so we can know when next thread is?And were you expecting us to join the capes, or was this the course you expected?
>>45609649You can follow me at @SixWingZombi6and I was actually expecting you guys to hesitantly join up with the Union. Not trust them, but use them. But this is just as entertaining, honestly.
>>45609687Some features to expect. The other names are characters you might have a chance to meet. Though I'm going to keep the attached power sets a secret for now.
>>45609687Got a rough idea of what days you're gonna post?
>>45609852Mostly on days I have off from work and the nights before them. So Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays are the most likely candidates for FSQ. I will, however be continuing tomorrow sometime.
>>45609893Good job mang. I liked it.
>>45609992Very much appreciated! Stay tuned tomorrow for more of Tom Gainer running around trying not to get put in some kind of superpower internment camp.