You are Charlie Dennet. Student, Magician and, assuming you honor your estranged master's wishes, would be hero. Truth be told, you aren't much of a hero. Given the things you've done and the people you've worked with, you're fairly certain that you are actually closer to a D-List Supervillain. But all the same, Rose Constantine looks up at you with wide eyes, innocent of any wrongdoing and expectant. She truly believes that not only are you going to agree, she expects you to swoop out of the sky like Superman, put the badguys on their butts and carry her off to safety. It's all in her eyes and it only takes a moment of her gaze meeting yours for you to grasp that; not that nine year olds are that difficult to read. "John...John Constantine is your father?" "Yep! And he's the best daddy in the world" She says it with conviction and you almost wince, remembering when you honestly thought something along those lines about John. He was never your father, but sometimes it felt like he was. So what's the score...is saving a nine-year old going to be on the itinerary just yet?>A. Fine. The kid hasn't done any wrong by you. Agree to help her. >B. Nope. The kid might not have done anything personally, but her dad did something unforgivable. Guilt by association. Kid's on her own. >C. Inquire for more information. "Where are you being held? Have you ever seen your captors? How do you now there are more than one, you said 'They'? >D. Turn to Billy and the rest of the New Shazam Crew and get their input on this matter. How did Rose even get in here?
>>45748779>>C. Inquire for more information. "Where are you being held? Have you ever seen your captors? How do you now there are more than one, you said 'They'? knowledge is power.
>>45748779>C. Inquire for more information. "Where are you being held? Have you ever seen your captors? How do you now there are more than one, you said 'They'?>D. Turn to Billy and the rest of the New Shazam Crew and get their input on this matter. How did Rose even get in here?But make it clear that we'll help her out.>A. Fine. The kid hasn't done any wrong by you. Agree to help her. We just want more info about what's going on.
>>45748896>>45748779I'll second this guy
>>45748896Yep this, even if we are a D-List it's a fucked up kind of person that goes after kids
>>45748779you forget the Quest in the OPnow anons will yell at you
>>45748896this sounds good.
>>45748779"Rose, tell me more about the people who took your phone away. How many of them were there? Were they adults or closer to Billy and I? Did they talk differently?" "I think they were Nazis" You hear Thad snort with laughter and even Black Adam makes a sound which you are fairly certain is meant to convey amusement. It sounds a bit like a bear groaning with a slight undertone of thunder rumbling in the distance. Billy is the first to continue the line of questioning. "Rose, what do you mean, you think they're Nazis?" "Well, my daddy always said if they say the word 'Hi Ell' and they talk in German, that makes them Nazis" Thaddeus chimes in. "To be fair, that's not bad advice"You glare at him "Definitely not helping Thad" "Never said I was trying to" You scowl and him and then turn back to Rose. "Rose, let's not...talk about Nazis, okay?" "This must be what it's like to take history class in Germany" "Really Billy? Really? You too?" "Sorry; I couldn't help it" Rose giggles at your dismay and begins sort of bouncing back into the stone throne she was sitting in initially.
>>45749809"Rose, seriously. How many people were there? When did they grab you? Have they hurt you or anyone else you might have seen?" "Ummmmmm, I think there were four people, but it sounded like they had friends." "Did you not see them?" "They make me where a sleepy mask" "A what?" "You know, a sleepy mask. You wear it over your eyes so you can't see the nightlight, but you know it's there" Oh. She must mean one of those sleepwear eye things people wear. "They haven't hurt me, but they tied my arms and legs to stuff and I think they may be hurting other people" "Why do you say that?" "Because I hear them screaming sometimes, but it always sounds like it's coming from far away" "Rose, do you have any idea where you are?" "Yeah! They didn't put my blindfold on before I saw one time! I'm in this place with a bunch of gargoyles and big buildings and there's one building with a really big W on it" Oh god. She's describing Gotham. "Alright, where in that place would you say you are?" You can feel your stomach sinking because you think you might know"I'm in one of those places where they put things in boxes and they have conv-" You curse under your breath and punch the air in frustration. She's in the warehouse. God fucking dammit! She's in the fucking warehouse! There's no way this is a coincidence. And to hope it was is to delude yourself, as John would say. You whip around to face Billy and the rest of the Shazam crew. "Guys, we're dealing with a major player, magically speaking. Are we sure we want to get involved in this shenanigans?" All three of them manage to answer all at once. Billy: "Yep"Thad: "Nah" Black Adam: "We MUST" You actually blink at Black Adam, he said that with a lot more conviction than you anticipated. "Ro-" You turn back to look at Rose but stop short as it appears she's disappeared. Rose Constantine is gone and you have no idea how she left or how she even got here.
>>45749839>A. Ask the team what the plan about Amon Tomaz is and if you need to approach him about the possibility of becoming Shazam. >B. Ask the team for some time off the search for Shazam so you can focus on saving Rose. >C. Simply leave. You're fairly certain simply ending your astral projection will allow you to go back to your body >D. Write In
>>45749879>A. Ask the team what the plan about Amon Tomaz is and if you need to approach him about the possibility of becoming Shazam. >B. Ask the team for some time off the search for Shazam so you can focus on saving Rose.>D. Write in.Ask if they can somehow help us find and save Rose, and potentially all the other people the Nazis kidnapped.>>45749879
>>45749879>>A. Ask the team what the plan about Amon Tomaz is and if you need to approach him about the possibility of becoming Shazam.
>>45749879>>B. Ask the team for some time off the search for Shazam so you can focus on saving Rose.
"Alright, so guys what are we doing about Amon Tomaz?" Thad cuts in before anyone else can say something and stands right in front of you, glaring with obvious enmity. "What the fuck are you doing, Chuck!?" he bellows, furious and red faced grabbing you by the collar and drawing you close to him. "Get of-""Fuck your personal space, mother fucker!" "Thaddeus, cal-" "NO! No! No! No! This is bullshit! We're trying to save the fucking UNIVERSE here and Charlie is worried about some little bitch he's never even met!" "Fuck off!" you yell, pushing Thad away and causing him to crash to the council room floor. He's back up immediately and he hits you around the waist with his shoulder, taking you clean off your feet. The pair of you crash to the floor and the struggle begins. You reach forwards for his throat and clasp onto it, but not before he rears his head back and drives his forehead into your lips, causing a cut. You ignore the pain and push up against his throat and soon you have Thad at arm length, choking. You can't use your left hand because he's holding your wrist and pushing it down, but you can definitely bite, so you turn your head and chomp down on his forearm.
>>45750853He rears back his free hand and lands a blow to your cheek, managing to miss your jaw but definitely hurt you. The two of you are then separated as Black Adam literally grabs Thad by hte collar and throws him tumbling end over end to the other side of the room. He then grabs you and lifts you to your feet. "Allow me to impress upon you the importance of our task. It is the only thing of importance you two will likely ever accomplish. However, the matter still stands that you are young men, perhaps capable of more, so I will give you some time to prove me wrong. Charles, you will get a week to sort out this 'Nazi' issue and no more. After such a time, I will expect you to get back to business regarding the search for new Shazam. Thaddeus, you will return with me to Kahndaq and we will revisit your hand to hand combat lessons. You only barely got the upper hand on Charles, in that scuffle." And with that, the tyrant ruler of Kahndaq floats over to his ward and in a flash of lightning, the pair of them are gone, leaving just you and Billy. Billy looks slightly worried, but he makes no move to help you up, and, honestly, you're glad for that. You get to your feet and brush yourself down as best you can. "....Maybe we should meet up tomorrow or something?" "...Yeah, sure" Soon, the pair of you give your awkward goodbyes and you are back in your body, which feels, amazingly enough fantastic. You yawn a bit and glance at your phone as you get up to grab something to eat; you feel oddly hungry. It's the morning. You blink in confusion. That can't be right. You were only at the Rock for a few minutes. How can HOURS have passed so quickly? Fuck! It's not like it matters, you only have an hour and twenty minutes until class and it DOES take you fifteen minutes to walk to class.
>>45750915>A. Get ready for the day. Get dressed, brush some things, wash some things etc. (20 Minutes)>B. Go for a quick run. You obviously need more exercise if you Thad is going to want to kick your butt (45 Minutes) >C. Skip Class for the day. Forget getting ready, spend the day doing other stuff. (N/A)>D. Get the Paper and read it thoroughly (15 Minutes)>E. Call Duela to see if she wants to walk to class together.
>>45750945>A. Get ready for the day. Get dressed, brush some things, wash some things etc. (20 Minutes)>E. Call Duela to see if she wants to walk to class together.
>>45750945>>A. Get ready for the day. Get dressed, brush some things, wash some things etc. (20 Minutes)
>>45750945A & D
>>45750945>>B. Go for a quick run. You obviously need more exercise if you Thad is going to want to kick your butt (45 Minutes)No time for a little thing like hygiene.
>>45750945>A. Get ready for the day. Get dressed, brush some things, wash some things etc. (20 Minutes)>D. Get the Paper and read it thoroughly (15 Minutes)>E. Call Duela to see if she wants to walk to class together.
>>45750945By the time you're finished getting ready for the day, you actually look like a noticeably tired, but generally very normal individual. Satisfied with the quality of your work, you make your way downstairs and past the kitchen to the front door and grab the newspaper from just outside. Throwing it on to the kitchen table you start getting your simple breakfast ready before taking a seat at the table and mulling over what exactly is happening to you. Obviously, you fell asleep after coming back from the Rock of Eternity, but that wasn't the first time something along those lines had happened to you and you aren't naive enough to believe it's a coincidence. Whenever you astral project, you pass out for a while, and you don't know enough about magic or astral projection to be sure if that's a normal occurrence or not. Your toast pops out the toaster and you rise to plate it and get to eating. Just as you are about to take your first bite, you get a phonecall and seeing it is from Duela, you answer. "Hey" "Hey. So, Steph has a car now" "Oh. Good for her, I guess?" "No, I meant...Uh, she just offered me a ride and told me to call you to see if you wanted a ride." "Oh wow, for real? Sure, that sounds great, actually" "...Great. We'll come pick up in about fifty minutes" "Oh....alright then"And with that, Duela is gone before you can ask her anything about the notes. Crap.What to do until the girls arrive?>A. Google your dad's interview...you should keep up to date on what he's doing, at least (15 Minutes)>B. Go for a quick run. You obviously need more exercise if Thad is going to want to kick your butt (45 Minutes) >C. Skip Class for the day. Forget getting ready, spend the day doing other stuff. (N/A)>D. Get the Paper and read it thoroughly (15 Minutes)>E. Call Duela to see if she wants to walk to class together. (5 Minutes)
>>45751421>>A. Google your dad's interview...you should keep up to date on what he's doing, at least (15 Minutes)>>B. Go for a quick run. You obviously need more exercise if Thad is going to want to kick your butt (45 Minutes)
>>45751421>A. Google your dad's interview...you should keep up to date on what he's doing, at least (15 Minutes)
>>45751466>A>DWhy do I get the feeling that all the various plots we've entangled ourselves in are going to meet at Wayne's party.
>>45751421>>B. Go for a quick run. You obviously need more exercise if Thad is going to want to kick your butt (45 Minutes)
>>45751498why do i get the feeling Maxwell is gonna introduce us as his son in front of everyone
>>45751561Oh god, the reactions would be great.
>>45751591ya an then every one at the house talks about how luckly we are that he's our dad with out knowing how much of an asshole he is.
>>45751623Then Charlie starts drinking.A lot.
>>45751421Collecting your laptop from upstairs, you google Maxwell Lord and ignoring a link that seems to want you to check out his new photoshoot for GQ alongside Oliver Queen. The interview isn't very long, it's one of those politically charged things where the person asking all the questions and setting the topics is trying to bash the viewer over the head with their opinion. However, Maxwell Lord is having none of that. Absolutely none. Time and again he brings up the fact that Superheroes have been risking their lives for the safety of American Citizens LONG before the thought of financial or social compensation entered the equation and that gives them the moral high ground. However, it seems your father's passion is being undercut as the person he is debating against continually brings up the 'Blind Justice' incident and the 'Phantom New Year' incident. By the time it's over, you're fairly certain that any casual viewer of news would, perhaps grudgingly, side with your father's opponent. Closing the laptop, you lean back in your seat just as Anita enters the kitchen and smiles at you. "Hey. You look less....dead, than usual. Did you get some sleep?" "Actually, yeah, I did" "Good for you" she begins pouring cereal for herself as she takes a seat opposite you. "I've been thinking of forcing the others to start going back to school. I mean, Bart and Cissie are only in the 11th grade, they can't really afford to let this whole, JLA thing to be ruining their grades." "Does Lil Lobo not go to school?" "No, how would he? He's obviously a metahuman and he's definitely not registered" "He's not?" "No, he's an alien" You have 35 minutes until your ride gets here>A. Discuss Magic and YJ junk with Anita (15 Minutes) >B. Skip Class for the day. Forget getting ready, spend the day doing other stuff. (N/A)>C.Read the paper thoroughly (15 Minutes)>D. Write In
>>45751988>>A. Discuss Magic and YJ junk with Anita (15 Minutes) >>C.Read the paper thoroughly (15 Minutes)option A is about helping us get rose from the thule right
>>45751988>A. Discuss Magic and YJ junk with Anita (15 Minutes)"So... Nazis are kidnapping people and putting them into a warehouse for magical purposes. Shouldn't we do something about that?"
>>45751988>A. Discuss Magic and YJ junk with Anita (15 Minutes)"Does he have a green card?"
>>45751988a and c
>>45751988"Whoa, wait, for real? Lobo is an alien?" "Yeah. Charlie, he uses the word 'Bastitches' sincerely; surely you didn't think that was normal?" "I thouhgt he was just a really eccentric Austrailian" "Hmmm, I suppose that's a possibility if you didn't see him when he formed" "....Being in Young Justice sounds kind of weird" "You have no idea" The two of you fall into an amiable silence as you work on your respective breakfasts. "Oh, hey. I've been meaning to ask, what do I owe you guys for groceries?" "What do you mean?" "I mean, like, I've been eating but I haven't really been buying any groceries" "Oh. Actually, I think the scholarship or whatever pays for that. Tim has never asked Connor or I for grocery money, so I think it's okay" "You sure? I don't want to freeload off you guys" "No. I'm sure it's fine. Anyways...I've been meaning to ask you something, Charlie" "Yes Anita. We can be Friends with Benefits, but I'll warn you now...I expect to be Big Spoon" Anta splutters into her cereal before giving you a look of exasperation. "Not funny." "Hilarious, actually" "Have you noticed anything...odd, happening lately" "Odd like what? We live in Gotham, so, you know" "No. I mean, like, magically" "..Actually, yeah. I think Magical Nazis might be planning something involving souls and kidnapping people" Anita gives you that same look but you hold her gaze until it slides away and is replaced by one of concern. "Oh please tell me you are joking" "I am not. Magical Nazis, Anita" "Oh this is perfect! And no Tim to ask Batman for help or something" "...Well, you guys are superheroes, aren't you?" "But we can't be. The JLA will notice that our actions seem to be centering around the Gotham area and come kicking down doors. Trust me, I know Waller. That's her EXACT style" "Oh, well that sucks" "Yep! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go play mom to a pair of teenagers" And with that, Anita Fite retreats back upstairs.
>>45752578That actually took a bit longer than you anticipated, but you still have some time, so you open the paper and skim through the headlines and such. You note that, apparently, despite the Bat-Signal shining the sky, it was Nightwing and Batgirl who took down Killer Croc as he held up a bank. But what really gets your attention is that, apparently, there is some kind of new Superhero duo in Metropolis. Apparently, sources say one of them appears to be some sort of new Superman and the other is some sort of super-techno batman type. Well that's....interesting, if a bit troubling. Your phone buzzes and soon enough you are in Stephanie Brown's crappy car. It smells strange and the front seats can't be adjusted, so you're being squished as Stephanie has to strain to reach her pedals, but she gets all of you to class safely. Class is, for the most part, uneventful. However, you are keenly reminded that you have a group project to get done. Everyone is packing up for the day but you can see a few people you can probably get a few words in edgewise to. >A. Talk to Cass and Duke about the project. >B. Talk to Isabella and Daniel, try to make some more friends >C. Talk to Duela, who appears to be walking all by herself towards home>D. Talk to Professor Sage about future assignments the like >E. Try and find that Warehouse. You don't have to go in, but you can probably check it out.
>>45752597>C. Talk to Duela, who appears to be walking all by herself towards home"Can I get a copy of your notes? I lost mine."
>>45752597>>C. Talk to Duela, who appears to be walking all by herself towards homeI lost my notes, can I copy yours?
>>45752597>>C. Talk to Duela, who appears to be walking all by herself towards home
>>45752597>>A. Talk to Cass and Duke about the project.
>>45752597>A. Talk to Cass and Duke about the project.DUKEUKEKEEAlso who's Thad?
>>45752597>>E. Try and find that Warehouse. You don't have to go in, but you can probably check it out.
>>45752597Let's get a Rapport roll. >1d20+2. Duela is willing to help Charlie but she's not a fan of standing around making copies of her notes at a photocopier.
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>45752890
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>45752890I regret nothing and everything
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>45752890
>>457528903 or 5 rolls this time?
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>45752890
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>45752890cincojust in case
>>45752890>18>DC 10 You jog your way over to Duela and fall into line with her gait before nudging her with your elbow. She glances up at you and shoots you a quick smile before looking away and continuing and to walk, head down and eyes firmly on the floor in front of her. Frowning, you nudge her once more with your elbow and ask "Hey, you alright?" "What? Yeah, I'm okay, I guess" "Are you sure? Because you don't sound even remotely okay" "No, it's just..." She glances up at you and you smile at her and she sighs "I think I'm going to have to do the project by myself" "What? Why? Who are your group?" "Daniel and Isabella" "Oh....well Daniel, I get, but Isabella seems cool" "Yeah it's just....I think Daniel is trying to convince her to push it off on me, and honestly...it's kind of working" "Ah, Duela" "I know! I should tell them to go FUCK THEMSELVES" she practically screeches the curse words as the two of you are leaving the building causing other students to stare incredulously at you two. "But I can't! I can't because I'm a fucking, Fucked-Up FUCKING PUSHOVER" She kicks a trashcan, and, honestly, she hits it pretty damn hard. Now, Duela isn't very tall. Not just for a young adult woman, just in general. She's, perhaps, five foot three and by your estimate can't weigh much more than you did as a young teenager, but she manages to actually cause the trash can to fall onto it's side, spilling it's contents.Ignoring the now dented trashcan, you immediately put your arm around her shoulder and begin speed-walking away from the scene of the crime, leading her. Finally, when you two are about half a block away you relax your pace and take your arm from around Duela's shoulders. She is pointedly not looking at you and fidgets with her gloves as the two of you walk.
>>45753211"So, um, I'll help you out with your situation if you help me out with mine" "Uh, sure. What do you need help with?" "I lost my binder with all my notes, so I was hoping I could get a copy of yours" For a moment, Duela looks understandably peeved but she rolls her eyes and says "Fiiine. But I get to-" She ends up being cut off as a GCPD car pulls up alongside the pair of you and a cop gets out. You don't recognize this one, and there's no way you wouldn't have remembered Officer Grayson...he was WEIRDLY good looking. Like, if he was a Metahuman, you're fairly certain his face would be his power. "Hey there guys...couldn't help noticing your backpack, miss" Suddenly, Duela seems to change, she stops being self-conscious and her body seems to lose all tension. Her eyes don't narrow much but you can FEEL the shift in the way she's looking at the police officer. She is a tightly coiled spring ready to burst forwards. "Um, is there a problem with her bag, officer?" "Yes there is son. You see, Robin Memorabilia is now forbidden...and unless I'm wrong, that is the Robin Insignia your friend has on her pin there" You frown and glance at it and, lo and behold, it is. "I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to come with me, miss" "Not happening" Duela practically purrs. Oh, this is not going to go well, you can feel it. >1d20 Roll for Athletics. Run, Charlie, Run!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>45753220Rolling
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>45753220
>>45753220Is this best of 3 or best of 5?
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>45753220hmmm...
>>45752931Just assume 3 Rolls for the most part. I'll probably tell you if it's going to be anything else.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>45753220
>>45753241suck it donut munchershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M8vei3L0L8
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>45753220
>>45753385It's best of three now
>>45753220>16 >DC 13 "What's your name, miss?" Duela smiles and cracks her knuckles before lunging forwards, shouting "I AM ROBIN!" Honestly, you've seen people get into fights before. You've seen men hit women. You've seen young women beat up men. You've been on Worldstar Hiphop and 4Chan, there's not much you HAVEN'T seen when it comes to people getting beaten up. But a five foot two girl DISMANTLING an armed Police Officer? Duela starts the fight off with a low kick that smashes into the Officer's knee and from there things go downhill for the police officer. With a punch to the abdomen, he keels over, right into Duela's rising knee as she drags his head down to meet it. The fight is over before he even has time to retaliate. His limp body drops to the ground and Duela wrenches the car door open. "Run, you idiot!" she shouts at you as she dives into the front seat and begins to fiddle with something. However, that's all you see because you are GONE after that. Sprinting as fast as you can, you make it, perhaps a block and a half away before Duela is there sprinting beside you. She's cackling with laughter and her hair is rippling in the wind. "WHOOOOOOOO!" She bellows.Soon, the two of you have slowed to a jog and are actually slightly farther from where you live than you would normally be, had Duela not just beaten up a law enforcement officer. She turns to face you and she seems to still be exhilarated. "How awesome was THAT!?" She exclaims, practically hopping up and down. You glare at her before realizing that you are actually on your way to the part of Gotham where you think the Warehouse might be... >A. Tell Duela to head home and go check out the warehouse by solo>B. Walk Duela to her house and then head to your own. Maybe Anita can help you with the warehouse >C. Lay low in a coffee shop or something with Duela and talk about what she just did >D. Take Duela with you to the Warehouse. Hell, she's probably more dangerous than you
>>45753555>B. Walk Duela to her house and then head to your own. Maybe Anita can help you with the warehouseAlso talk to her about what the fuck that was.
>>45753555>C. Lay low in a coffee shop or something with Duela and talk about what she just did
>>45753555>>C. Lay low in a coffee shop or something with Duela and talk about what she just didand maybe ask if she'd like to come and could bring backup?
>>45753555>>B. Walk Duela to her house and then head to your own. Maybe Anita can help you with the warehouse
>>45753555Placing a hand on her back, you guide her along the streets of Gotham, looking left and right to ensure you aren't about to be jumped by the cops. Seriously, escorting a criminal back home is nerve wracking stuff. As you walk, Duela seems to be coming down from her adrenaline high and soon seems to be just as worried as you about the cops. "So, are we going to talk about the fact that you just beat up a police officer?" "I certainly hope not" "That was a rhetorical question. We are DEFINITELY talking about the fact that you just beat up a police officer" "Crap" You pause to roll your eyes as the two of you round a corner. "So...you're Robin?" "Yes. Well, I mean....Yes. Yes, I am Robin" "You didn't say that with much conviction, at first" "No...I'm a part of a group and we call ourselves Robins and we protect Gotham from...from the monsters" "The monsters?" "The people who keep hurting others. Who take things that don't belong to them, again and again and again and kill others and...you know...the monsters" You nod, understanding what she's trying to convey. You've encountered people like that in the suicide slums...you know about them intimately. Soon the pair of you are in front of her home, and she leaves with a half-hearted wave. Walking on back to your home, you shake your head in confusion. Seriously, is Duela some sort of Anarchist? Opening the door to your home, you take note that no one seems to be home and walk straight to the fridge, intent on grabbing something to munch on. As you chow down on a hastily made cheese sandwich, you consider what you're going to do for the day. >A. Call your dad back...maybe you can make this visit thing work out >B. Head to the campus gym. Perhaps going to Duela isn't the best idea today >C. Practice Magic in your room. It couldn't hurt >D. Write In
>>45754284>A. Call your dad back...maybe you can make this visit thing work out >B. Head to the campus gym. Perhaps going to Duela isn't the best idea today
>>45754284>>C. Practice Magic in your room. It couldn't hurt
it kinda late here3AM so maybe people went to bed
>>45754463My internet is consistently crapping out REALLY badly. I'm having a lot of trouble posting and I'm considering ending the thread. I'm sorry for anybody who was waiting for #11, but we'll probably run this again later this week. Again, sorry guys.
>>45754512it happensi guess archive an see you later this week
>>45754512Have a good one mate, I'll keep up with twitter