Tonight's the night. You spent 3 months of your life, and 5 weeks salary, on your costume. Now you're finally ready for your debut as a solo superhero.You always knew you were meant to be a cape since you discovered your powers.What are they?(Choose two)>Telekenisis>Super strength>Phasing(Incorporeality)>Flight>Lightning Blasts>Enhanced Senses>Invisibility>Super speed>Forcefields>Elasticity>Laser eyes
>>3713266>Super speed>Lightning Blasts
>>3713266>Super speed>Super strengthSonic blast punches of nuclear destruction man.
>>3713274Nevermind, that's a boring combo.
>>3713266>Phasing>InvisibilityDID SOMEBODY SAY PHASING
>>3713276This. We will be the punchiest hero that ever punched. We can only punch, but we're a world-class puncher.
Rolling a 1d2.1 for invs phas2 for speed strength
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3713302
>>3713304RIP. Late to the game boyo
>>3713305We Kitty Pryde now
>>3713305>When the dream of punching people with the power to level a city is gone.>>3713310I almost didn't look it up cause I thought it was just random autistic faggotry. But holy shit it's a real character.Who green lighted that name?
>>3713307reeeeeeeee>>3713310The lamest mutant power known to mankind, and you can't convince me otherwise.
>>3713317Still better than Cyclops.
>>3713320First. All the X-men suck dick.Second. Nah laser vision is still cooler.
>>3713314Stan Lee, probably >>3713317There are far lamer Mutants whose names I can't even remember right now.
One day when you were four your babysitter started freaking out when she couldn't find you. She was calling people and crying. You were horribly confused as you were only two feet away watching the Adventures of the Golden Patriot on TV. She was certainly less amused when she could hear you calling to her from seemingly nowhere trying to get her attention. You only realized something was amiss when you tripped and fell right through the cou trying to calm her down. Later however you were excited. You were super-abled, a miracle since as far as you were aware neither of your parents carried the Apex gene. You knew from then on that you had to be a cape. You were so certain even as a little...>boy.>girl.
>>3713324that cou should be couch. im fucking super-disabled.
>>3713324>girl.>>3713328It's easy to infer, don't sweat it.
>>3713327>>3713327>>3713329>>3713331>>3713337>these many people don't want to be Danny phantom>shame on you all
FeMC joy this won't turn into a dumpster fire. Or hit on everything else with a vagina simulator.>>3713338AMANOFCULTURE.PNG
>>3713340Why do I see you in every quest I follow?
And now look at you. You dropped out of college a year before your graduation to start saving up to persue your dream. Your job may have just been a shitty printing job at a local comicbook company but clearly it was worth it. Just look at your hero duds!>What are you wearing?
>>3713353nakedSomething dark, tight fitting and covers everything but our face.
>>3713353Trench coat for that streaker look.
>>3713353a magic girl outfit
>>3713351I am very active and fueled by monster energy zero ultra.>>3713353Army get up, camouflage.
>>3713358This but add turtleneck and glassesMYSTERIOUS
Wait, can we make our clothes invisible too? If not actually go fucking naked.
>>3713360>>3713374We're a comic nerd, not a weeb.
>>3713360changing back to magic girl outfit
>>3713376Am no degenerate mate
>Another, inevitable lesbian, FeMC.>Most supported costumes are literal streaking, BDSM getup, or weeb shit.Anons why
>>3713377hey, don't underestimate the magical girl outfit. that shit sells.
>>3713358>>3713386Those are fine.
>>3713386changing to this to prevent nude
>>3713372Yeah, obviously with normal clothes underneath the trench coat. Mega noir.
>>3713389I thought we were going with a spandex suit, like the X-Men.
>>3713389Is this the most based man alive?
>>3713400>a spandex suitThat is the most boring, and considering that our pc is girl, thot-ish fucking shit that could ever be conceived by man
>>3713386Support. It's better than the other shit. We've already a female hero weeb quest on the board.>>3713400See. >>3713322 We should not seek to emulate others, and form our own unique identity. Especially the x-men who are all stuck up pricks who call anyone who calls them out on their shit, even other mutants, bigots. And their costumes suck.
>>3713409Well I dunno. The other suit makes us look like a concentration camp guard.
>>3713409Okay,>>3713353Switching to >>3713386.
>>3713409>>3713411That's why we should go with the magical girl outfit.
>actually wanting to be Kitty PrydeWanting to bang her is one thing, but why the fuck would you want her lame shit?
>>3713386I'll support this, just make sure we wear both gloves. I never got why wearing one glove was a thing.
>>3713386I think its four for this^>>3713358and four for this^ unless my math is shit
>>3713423Only three for mine, purple one wins.
>>3713423If this is the case ill roll. if its not ill go with whichever is higher.
>>3713411Implying that wouldn't lead to tons of fucking with the media. Also you've gotta give Nazis two things no matter how much you hate them, style and engineering.>>3713386Support
>>3713411Why is that the first thing you think when you see it?
>>3713386Okie dokie thisun wins.
>>3713428Also goddamn Nazi batman thicc in that shot.
>>3713429I'm guessing the hat.
>>3713420Better than Punchy McPuncherface
>>3713428holy fuck what is wrong with batman's fucking legs
>>3713438AAAAAAAA FUCK YOU FOR POINTING THAT OUT
>>3713435Nah.With super speed and strength there's a lot of variety there than people would give credit. Sonic blast.Super Durability to survive your powers.Enhanced Stamina.Combining momentum with strength.>>3713438He never skipped thigh day and got his mommas birthing hips.
You chose a more modern look. Itll help you stand out over all the overdone stuff that looks too much like classic golden age stuff. I mean come on people! It isn't the 21st century anymore. Here you are. Hanging out on top of a building looking over a warehouse in Metro City's Neon district waiting to get the jump on some low level pusher moving in a small shipment of Nitro, a stimulant made from the blood speed enhanced supers.Yesterday you were mild mannered college dropout...>ENTER NAME.and now you're gonna kick some drug dealer ass!
>>3713451Dad (the anons) always hoped for a boy.>Conner
>>3713451Samantha SteelSS for short
>>3713474I really wanna support this but I'm sticking to my guns.
>>3713483>>3713474do it you know it fits with the outfit.
>>3713482Changing to this
>>3713474Fuck it support.
O.K. K K it is.
>>3713500But can our middle name start with a K too?
>>3713490What's happening.>I don't get the power set I want>Whatever fuck it, Danny phantom time baby>Ourr pc is a girl>Wait-Why even, fine whatever I'ts fine I guess>Alright time to choose a name I can atleast have that righ->Samantha Steel >REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEFUCKINGNORMIESANDYOURKEKLORDDUMMBFUCKINGGAHHHHHHHH...>whatever, it's a cool name I guess
>not even one full thread in and we are already going full nazithis will crash and burn beautifully.
Little does he know that we're doing this specifically to spite him.
>>3713515You too, huh?
And now you get to make a new name for yourself. It begins tonight. A few white 4 door hover movers come in under the veil of darkness and park round the back. A few cyber crusts come out from the warehouse gate armed with chains and lead pipes and meet up with the movers. They open the trunks and from your position you can see that there are enough cold caches to equal at least a good fifty thousand creds. An armed guard carrying a Tamaka Enforcer rifle steps out of one of the movers and begins to escort one of the crusts as he begins to carry a cold cache to the gates. The other stays behind as another armed guard steps out and joins him. They will probably need to make, you estimate, three trips back and forth to get it all in.Its go time.>What do you do?
>>3713514The worn Nazi quest was fun while it lasted
>>3713518what is our power set? in all this shitposting I have forgotten
>>3713514I mean it's not wrong, but it'll probably for >>3710791 reasons already. So why not and have some fun along the way by stirring a media shitstorm.>>3713518>Use our invisibility and phase through the truck and grab the caches while they're distracted.
>>3713518Sneak invisibly and sucker punch the guard from an angle he wouldn't notice.
>>3713519>>3713523I'm not saying it won't be fun, i'm just stating that this will crash and burn.
>>3713522Phasing and invisibility and they are seperate. you dont have to use both at the same time and you can use them seperately if you wish.>>3713523The things you wear can phase but things you hold cannot. this isnt easy mode for babies.
>>3713531>Knock them out with the caches than.
>>3713529I thought we were a Nazi, not a liberal
>>3713553We can be a liberal Nazi
>>3713529>>3713534>>3713549Descending the building via the fire escape you invisibo your way behind the armed guard by the truck. You sneak behind and to the right facing toward the crust and punch him. You ding him pretty good and the shock knocks him down for a moment and his TE rifle drops and slides a foot away from the open mover.The crust is shocked and looks around weilding his pipe menacingly as his head swivels from side to side trying to find the source of his troubles."Who goes there. You fucking slaggers!!! The hell do you think you are!"Ooooooooh yeah! Here it is. The moment. The chance for a cool name drop. You sneak behind and drop your invisibility and prepare to punch his lights out as you say...>"Im (ENTER CAPE NAME)." and take him down.
>>3713558Please god no. I never thought I'd say this but. I can stand a Nazi and a liberal, but I can't stand a liberal Nazi.How would that work?Liberal Hero: Talks about how its the duty of him and others to make it up to the oppressed.Nazi Hero: Talks about how it is their duty as a master of the superior race to look after their lessers.Liberal Nazi:???>>3713560>Kitty Klan Klasher.
>>3713560>>3713563Alterntalivly to fit with our phasing powers.>Specter Streak.
>>3713560KRISPY KREMEOk more seriously, Moonshadow>>3713563Liberal Nazi: The Ubermensch must be protected at all costs.
>>3713560>The Karmic Kape Krusader
>>3713570That doesn't make sense, we don't live in Karmic Kape, nor do we have a cape.
>>3713565Will change to this
>>3713565Gonna support this, too. it might've fir better with speed+invis/intang but it still works.
>>3713565Guess I'll support mine after all.>>3713578Streak was a call back to earlier costume ideas.
>>3713568This is fine
>>3713579I know, it just sounds more like a Speedster thing.
>>3713565>>3713576>>3713578"I'm Specter Streak." He turns around, pipe already in an arc towards you. But you drop him with a quick but firm left hook upside his skull and he falls like a sack of potatoes. Sadly his pipe falling from his now limp hand hits the concrete and alerts the guard and the crust coming back for thier second cache. On the ground a little bit away from the KOed crust the other guard begins to stir and rise.What do you do?>Double tap the guard to keep him down.>Grab his TE rifle and lay some covering fire at the approaching baddies.>Pick up the pipe and wait to strike.>Turn invisible and wait to strike.>Phase into the mover and ambush.>Write in.
>>3713595>Write in.>Grab his TE rifle, turn invis, wait, pick related.
>>3713595>Double tap the guard to keep him down
>>3713266>Invisibility>PhasingBasically becoming a Ghostly type. But i wouldn't be a Hero, more like a Villain, maybe a drug lord with no identity
>>3713595>Double tap the guard to keep him down.
>>3713595>>Double tap the guard to keep him down.Funfact: Double taping is mostly used in context of murder
>>3713662I will support.
>>3713663I don't think our backstory as some (apparently) optimistic, up-and-coming hero would allow for casual murder though.
>>3713602>>3713627>>3713629>>3713662With a swift kick to the side the guard stays down."Oi!!!!"You turn around and see the crust with his chain spinning like a propeller and in front of him is the guard. He starts blasting you with pulse rounds on sight. You won't be able to dodge in time, you'll need to phase.Roll a 1d10 RESTRAINT(Whenever you use your powers in moments of high stress its harder to control them. Whether your're trying to reduce collateral damage or avoid killing someone with superstrength you need to show a little RESTRAINT. 5-6 are the sweet spot. 1 is barely a fizzle, your powers don't activate. 10 is overkill. The other numbers inbetween are varying degrees of mixed successes.)(First roll posted is used when making RESTRAINT rolls.)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>3713800
>>3713803You manage to let a few rounds slip through you but you flicker for just a moment and one of them hits you squre in the sternum. The blue bolt stings as it strikes your chest. Its a searing hot pain and will likely bruise and scar but luckily he's using pulse rounds so you don't need to worry about removing a round from your lung."Get down and stay down. Resistence is futile!"Screams the synthesized voice of the guard. Must be tin man. As he approaches you can see inside the warehouse from this angle. There on a table is the first cache opened up where punks in lab goggles are counting the preprepped syringes.The tin man guard is close enough to where you can see the neon glow of his optics behind his visor. Hes close enough that if he sprayed again going invisible won't matter and you don't have enough time to phase again. Roll a 1d20 to perform a take down.(Best of 3)
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>3713820
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3713820
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3713820
>>3713860With a high kick you send his gun tumbling away from him and second roundhouse kick knocks him to the ground.As you bring him down the chain wielding crust comes toward you chain swing violently.Do you....>Move in close toward the arc of the chain.>Hop back and try to duck away.>Phase through the chain.>Grab the chain.>Write in.
>>3714188>Phase through the chain.Like an amateur.
>>3714188>Phase through the chain.
>>3714188>>Move in close toward the arc of the chain.
>>3714188>With a high kick you send his gun tumbling away from him and second roundhouse kick knocks him to the ground.Are we trained in martial arts or something? I thought we were some nerd who has powers.
>>3714188>Phase through the chain.>>3714249Anyone with the time can take classes
>>3714269So... it was done off camera or something? That's boring, the best thing about cape quests is seeing our pc grow even more badass each post. But how can we see that if it's not stated and down off camera? I know it seems like I'm nitpicking but this type of stuff just ruins my immersion.
>>3714281Fair enough tho.... hmmm okay. gimmie a bit to figure out a good middle ground. you shouldnt be a mouth breathing simpleton but also yeah i see it now karate wiz doesnt feel right either.
>>3714192>>3714195Roll RESTRAINT (1d10)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>3714294
>>3714296Oh fug. First too little, now too much.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>3714294
>>3714281I mean plenty of people know how to fight without being a master in anything. Some even fight well with no formal training at all.
>>3714296You let the chain phase clean through you like a knife through air. You make a smug face before you notice your shrinking. Shit! You aren't shrinking you're sinking. You got over excited and have sunk 2 feet into the concrete and dirt. As you notice yourself no-clipping through the ground you panic and flicker. Surprisingly you aren't bisected like you always feared and are instead ejected upward violently from the ground as the greater mass of the earth sends you tumbling 4 feet into the air.Time feels slow for you as you see the shocked face of the crust a looking up in astonishment. His chain hanging limp by his side. You need to really pull yourself together and make this landing or you are going to find yourself in a very vulnerable position. Roll 1d20(Best of 3)
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3714365Holy shit.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3714365Here we go
>>3714375>>3714379HOLY SHITLast roll better be fucking immaculate
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>3714365
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3714365
>>3714365>>3714375Not even 200 post and we're already crippled. This is the real backstory.
We fucking suck
>>3714375>>3714379>>3714391Time to see how dark the quest is going to be.
>>3714375>>3714379>>3714391Yup, that's me. You're probably wondering how I got into this situation
>>3714391All of a sudden you feel your stomach drop as your land square on your left arm. You hear an unhealthy but crunchy *SNAP* as you dislocate your fore arm from your elbow. HOLY. SHIT. This hurts worse than the shot to the chest. "You stupid cunt!"You tilt your head up for a second just as the chain comes crashing onto your face and strikes your across the face over your right eye. You feel a warm wetness coming down your right cheek as darkness begins to overtake your vision. As you see the silhouette of the crust raise his chain for a final blow a loud *WOOOOOM* and a rush of air knock the crust down as another form takes his place. The shadow reaches down towars you as you pass out. You wake up in a hospital bed with a patch over your right eye and your left arm in a sling wearing a patients gown. You look around and take in the sterile room. To your right by a hospital nightstand is your cellphone, a call remote to call a nurse, and your wallet, containing your cape ID and your Metro City citizen card, which is sitting a top your folded cape costume.What do you do?>Check your phone.>Check your wallet.>Check your costume.>Call a nurse.>Write in.
>>3714433>Call a nurse.For a second, I thought we’d get the polnaref treatment
>>3714433>Check your phone.
>>3714433>>Call a nurse.
>>3714433>Call a nurseLet's figure out what the hell is going on first
>>3714433>>Check your phone.
>>3714433>Call a nurse.ahhh shieeet we done fucked up
>>3714538>>3714441>>3714500>>3714502You press the call button and wait a few moments. You hear footsteps approach the door and turn your head towards the door just as the nurse walks in. Shes in a black and red uniform with a snug nurses cap. You recognize the uniform. You are in the super-abled ward of Metro General.She picks up the tablet from your bed and checks the machines as she looks over your biometrics."Miss Klein I see you're doing better. How are you feeling?">Like absolute shit.>Just a scratch. Im perfectly fine.>How long have I been out?>What happened?>My eye....>Write in.
>>3714559>Like absolute shit.>How long have I been out?>What happened?Can't really act tough with the condition we're in.
>>3714559>>How long have I been out?
>>3714559>How long have I been out?
>>3714563"Like abosolute shit... How long have I been out."Your voice comes out a little gravely.The nurse keeps checking the machines as she replies."You have been asleep for 2 days."You sit up a bit more in your bed and wince at the pain in your chest. You can feel the bruise from the pulse round and its harsh.You cough a bit to clear your voice up a bit."What happened?"She looks at you a bit unamused."Well if what Sonic Strike told me was true when the police had everything wrapped up at the warehouse and checked all the nearby cctv it looks like you, a cape that just got her liscence a few days ago, attempted to bust a pretty decent shipment of nitro, ALONE I might add, and went up against four armed criminals, half of which had energy weapons, and ended getting herself beat up after your powers malfunctioned. Honestly if the Crusaders didn't plan on also being at that drop off you would have been killed."You feel very, very lucky and grossly embarrased.>My eye...>My arm...>Sonic Strike saved me?>Write in.
>>3714683>>3714753She sighs and looks down. She goes over to a nearby desk and pulls the chair from under it and over by your bedside. She sits down and looks you in the eye."This isn't gonna be easy to accept. I'm sorry. We really did do all we could. But the nature of the damage was very excessive. You kept entering incorporeality during the early stages of treatment before we could manage to properly sedate you. There were so many other complications. Your eye was damaged beyond repair. The nature of your power also makes it so that cybernetic replacement isn't an option as modern medicine hasn't found ways to make them work with the phasing ability. You will never have full depth perception ever again."You feel.... miserable. You reach up and touch the patch over your wounded socket and press lightly. There is no resistance. It's gone.>What do you do?
>>3714790>What do you do?>make a pun to hide the pain
>>3714790>Keep it together>Try not to cry>Cry a lot
>>3714790>Try to relax and think about what happened (To self) “my carelessness almost cost my life. Can I really call myself a hero ?”“...thank you for taking care of me...”
>>3714832This one's better than crying like a bitch, desu.
So what now? Do we just quit? This isn't like the comics.
>>3714832>>3714848 It all seemed so simple when you were little. The bad guys lost and the good guys win. Justice prevails and no one gets hurt. But thats just cartoons, comics, cape serialized series meant to sell knick nacks and chotchkys. Last night was real. This pain is real. Your eye was real too. You worry that you really aren't ready to be a hero like you thought you would.You look at the nurse."Thank you for taking care of me."She actually seems to smile at that."Just doing our job miss. Someones gotta make sure you capes don't die punching alien invaders and stoping wayward asteroids."She stands up from her chair and heads to a nearby sink. She gets you a small paper cup full of water and hands it over. As you sip from it she says,"Now I know you just woke up but there is someone outside who wants to see you. If you want i can send them away for later but they would really like to talk to you about what happened a few nights ago.">Let them in.>Send them away(get some rest).
>>3714874>Send them away(get some rest).I can already figure who and for what.
>>3714832[insert phantom pain theme] supporting
>>3714874Send them in.No point avoiding it
>>3714874>Send them away(get some rest).We don't need anyone else
>>3714874>Let them in.
>>3714874>Let them in.We should incorporate a cool eyepatch with our suits
>>3714874>Send them away
>>3714891I think we're too busy having a crisis over our hubris to think about that right now.
Just toss a coin, QM.
>>3714975Naw its send away. it wins by majority. I was typing it up in word when my laptop crashed. Gimmie a sec.
>>3714874>>Let them in.FUCK I leave only to come back to find we have lost an eye.
>>3714876>>3714883>>3714899>>3714901You ask her to send them away. You just want to rest and recover right now."I'll let him know. Get some sleep."She steps out into the hall and you can kinda hear her talking with a bassy voice through the door. You lay back down into your bed and let sleep overtake you.TWO WEEKS LATER.You are at your dinky studio apartment. You've been out of the apartment for a few days and finally feel ready enough to get back to the heroics. The pulse round left a very noticeable cross scar on your chest and there is also a vertical scar across your right socket that goes all the way down your cheek. The leather eye patch you got as a get well gift from your mom when she came to visit is doing a pretty good job of keeping your ruined eye from scaring people. Your arm is perfectly healed though... like it was never busted.When you checked the mailbox on the way in you found a note from your landlord. He's been pretty forgiving considering the injuries but now that you're back he expects the rent for this month on time. You've got about a week to collect the 1,500 creds needed.Normally the Superhero Initiative Registry will pay you for taking part in daily patrols, solving cases for concerned citizens, or after assissting in major crisises and natural disasters. But since you haven't been working for the past two weeks you aren't exactly flush with cash. Then again there is... the CARD.The nurse gave it to you after you checkes out. The guy who came to visit left it and recommended you get in contact as soon as possible. Its got a Stylized letter S on the front and on the back it simply has a phone number. You know very well whose it is though. You'd know Sonic Strikes logo anywhere.What do you do?>Go on the daily patrol.(150cred payout)>Check your SIR app for citizen cases.(Cred payouts vary per case)>Call the number(?)>Write in.
>>3715063>Check your SIR app for citizen cases.(Cred payouts vary per case)This one has the small jobs, right?
>>3715063>>Call the number(?)what do we have to lose? our other eye?!
>>3715078>what do we have to lose? our other eye?!
>>3715087you fuckers LOST in the first encounter!
>>3715097So you choose to jinx it because...?
>>3715063>Call the number(?)
>>3715078>>3715063>Call the number(?)
>>3715063>call the numberJust like the Reich you can't keep SS down forever!
>>3715159I laughed harder at this than should have at that.
>>3715063>Call the number(?)Oh yeah we Snake now boys
>>3715063>Check your SIR app for citizen cases.(Cred payouts vary per case)Rather be blind than be a little bitch
>>3715078>>3715126>>3715131>>3715159>>3715177You pick up the card and call the number on the back. The phone rings a few times. You can still back out. What if he's mad. What if he revokes your lisence!!!!! He can too. He's on SIR's Experienced Legacy Commitee. Maybe you should just drop the call and *CLICK*"HUZZAH! This is SONIC STRIKE speaking. May I ask who i have the EXTREME pleasure of talking too?"You can practically hear him flexing over the phone...>This is Specter Streak...>This is Karina Klein...>Ummmmm.... we met two weeks ago...>*CLICK*(Hang up)>Write in.
>>3715261>Ummmmm.... we met two weeks ago...
>>3715261>This is Specter Streak...Dude meets a bunch of people, I doubt he's going to know some girl from "two weeks ago"
>>3715261>>This is Specter Streak...
>>3715261>This is Specter Streak...
>>3715261>This is Specter Streak, shepherd and guardian of the lesser races...
>>3715286>>3715294>>3715313>>3715364"This is Specter Streak. You saved me when I failed at busting the nitro shipment."There is silence on his end for a brief moment."HMMMM!!!!! Ah yes i remember. The girl with half of the phantom suite. Glad to hear you are doing so WELL!"You can't see it but you imagine him flexing everytime he raises his voice."I'd like you to come to my auxilary office at the SIR building downtown. I have a proposition for you I think you'd like to hear. I'll be hear all day. Just let the girl at the front desk know who you are and she'll send you up. Goodbye."With a *CLICK* the call ends.Well.... What do you do now?>Daily patrol(150CD)>Check your SIR app(Based on cases)>Get the meeting out of the way.>Write in.
>>3715468>Check your SIR app(Based on cases)
>>3715468>>Get the meeting out of the way.
What y'all need is some hand to hand skill or a gun that only needs your one eye, I mean you can be a hell of a shooter if overwatch or metal gear has show us.
>>3715468>Get the meeting out of the way.
>>3715514>>3715540>>3715543>>3715644>>3715636You hop on bus donning your hero outfit since you haven't really had a chance to do any laundry since you've been back. At least they can pass for edgy street clothes in a pinch. You look at the city through the windows of the hovering vehicle. You don't appreciate enough but this city really is amazing. During the night when crime is bad its easy to dunk on Metro City. But in the day you can see it for what it is, a living breathing place full of people. Magnetrains and hovercars and just all these people. Each one with a story or a dream and they all have so much potential. It really is beautiful here.After the wistful moment you realize you've made it to your stop. You look up as you step off the bus at the monolithic skyscraper that houses the SIR. You make your way inside the building and make your way to the service desk. At the desk is a bespecticled office worker tapping away at a plethora of holo screens. He's abosutely swamped with work. He looks to you for a second and looks back to his screens. You blink and in that moment there are two of him. He walks from behind the desk and greets you very pleasantly. "Hello. How may I help you today?"You let him know that you're Specter Streak. You have an appointment. "Ah yessssss. I remember now. Give me your hand."You always hate this part. You take his hand and in an instant you are at Sonic Strike's office on the 35th floor. You feel uneasy and kind of sick. "He's expecting you. Just walk right in."You take a deep breath and enter his office.You can't see him anywhere 'till you notice the slow rise and fall of his desk. You lower your gaze and see he is bench pressing it. "AH!!!!! Young hero!!! HRRRRGH!!!! Get on the desk I could use some more weight!">So is that why you wanted me here or...>Sure why not...>No. What is this meeting about.>Write in.
>>3715961>Sure why not...ABSOLUTECHAD.png
>>3715961>>Sure why not...followed by>So is that why you wanted me here or...
>>3715961>Sure why not...
>>3715961>Sure why not..>So is that why you wanted me here, run out of extra weights? Or...
>>3715972>>3716216>>3715973>>3716310"Sure why not."You walk over and hop onto the desk you cross your legs and get comfortable as he goes back to his benches."So is this the only reason you called me here or....."He pauses."No."He continues his lifting."I called you hear because I wanted to talk to you about your future as a hero. That night I saved you I had to go over the cctv footage with the police. You weren't doing to bad actually. You're just kinda green. So here's what Im want to do i want to take away this."He's holding your solo license. When did he ..."And give you this instead."He hands you a provisional team license. He puts the desk down and kneels so he's at eye level with you."I think you have a lot of potential Specter. I just don't think you have the experience to be out there by yourself right now. I want you to find at least two other team members and work as a cape team until you feel you have the experience to go out a work as a solo. You don't have to say yes. If you want I can crush and invalidate that prov license and give you back your solo one right now."What do you say?>"If this is what you think is best.">"I think I'm ready. Gimmie that solo license.">Write in.
>>3716460>"If this is what you think is best."We almost fucking died solo so I see no reason to refuse.
>>3716460>>"If this is what you think is best."yeah we suck
>>3716460“I’ve been thinking about that night and sincerely, your proposal doesn’t sound bad”
>>3716460>>"If this is what you think is best."
>>3716460>"If this is what you think is best."Of course everyone needs a reliable brother in arms to stand by there side! Like the heros of old. Just like the Germans and the Ital... The Germans and the Japane... Like the Germans and the Germans!
>>3716460>"If this is what you think is best."
>>3716463>>3716468>>3716487>>3716495All of a sudden a million worries pass through your head. Maybe you aren't as you thought you were. If he really wanted to he could have just revoked your lisence entirely.>>3716475"Hmmmm. YES!!! HUZZAH!!!! You'll see young Specter! This is the start of a very promising career." He brings a chair from over by the window and sits back down at his desk like a normal person should."I know you have a promising future ahead of you. If you go out into the hall. The Duplicate will take you to where you want to go just ask. I expect big things from you. Call me again should you ever need advice."You exit the office and a 3 feet from the door is The Duplicate. The bespecticled assistant who brought you up here a moment ago. "Where can I take you?"If you want to get back to work you need to find two team members stat. You better start your search today.>Home (Look for team members online)>The Star Spangled (Cape bar themed after the Golden Patriot)>Flex Grips(Cape community and fitness center)>Write in.
>>3716560>>The Star Spangled (Cape bar themed after the Golden Patriot)USA USA USA
>>3716560>Flex Grips(Cape community and fitness center)Get swole.Refine the Aryan form to crush criminals.Meet scared and grizzled heroes.???Profit.
>>3716560>The Star Spangled (Cape bar themed after the Golden Patriot)
>>3716560>Flex Grips(Cape community and fitness center)
>>3716560>>Home (Look for team members online)I want weird, NEET cape friends damn it! I want internet weirdos!
>>3716806We need a tank. The other party member can be a NEET weirdo.
>>3716560"Flex Grips please."He takes your hand and in an instant you're there. Jesus this sucks. You puke a little in your mouth. Fuck teleporting seriously. The worst of the mobility suite.You'd take flying or super speed anyday.Just as he drops of you off he's gone in the same instant. You turn to get a better look at the building. Its a simple 3 story buidling near Starlight Park with a glowing sign neon sign in an intense font that reads "FLEX GRIPS!".You step inside and to your left near the counter you see a simple community game room. A foosball table, a ping pong table, a Galacticon arcade cabinet, 2 vending machines, a water fountain, and a couple of sets of rounded tables and chairs. At the back wall of this rumpus area is a holographic wall tablet covered in different pieces of data.There are a couple of sidekicks playing ping pong and there is a very upset looking cape shaking a vending machine. He is wearing a domino mask and a bandana .His is draped in a desperado pancho. Under his poncho is a leather vest and a wrinkled white button up. He is wearing sturdy jeans and leather chaps and modified spurred cowboy boots. It looks like there are little chambers where the spurs should be and a strange black and neon revolver on his hip.To the right is the is the entrance to the gym.What do you do?>Ping Pong>Galacticon>Cowboy?>Wall Tablet>Vending Machine>Enter the gym>Write in
>>3717047>>Enter the gym
>>3717047>Enter the gym
>>3717047>Vending MachineTime to use our powers and be a real hero.
>>3717152>>3717255>>3717275You aren't entirely broke. You have at least 10CDs to your name. You go to the machine next to the cowboy and and look at the options. A plethora of finger foods to choose from but you are distracted by the cowboy."Consarnit!!! C'mere you varmint!!! From this angle up close you can see the source of his frustation. A bag of beef jerky thats wedged between the plexiglass and the stock part of the machine. The most cruel of fates.>>3717089You can't bare to see his struggle. You to have been the victim of the treachery of vending machines. "Step back I got this."He turns to you, confused for only a second, as you phase your hand through the glass and flick the beef jerky with your finger and watch as it clatters to the bottom. While you can't use your phasing to pull objects out from blocked spaces you can control what parts of your body are incorporeal at any given time to manipulate things through physical barriers. It takes a bit more finesse but in a low stakes environment you can do it pretty easily. You phase shift your hand to be incorporeal once more and pull it back out. He takes his jerky and even though you can't see his eyes behind the white material of his domino mask you can FEEL the sparkle in his eyes."Well butter my biscuit! Thanks pardner. I was just about to turn this here thing into swiss cheese in a second. You just gone and saved me a lot of grief."He holds out a hand for a shake. You realize something you hadn't noticed before. His arms and hands... they're cybernetic. The lights of the gameroom reflect of his chrome hand."Names Sixer, and who is it that I have the pleasure of speaking to?">Specter Streak.>Karina Klein.>Write in.
>>3717402>>3717403>>3717411>>3717416You take his metal hand in yours and give him a firm shake. "I'm Specter Streak."He whistles at your grip. He seems impressed."Well it's good to meetcha Specter. What brings you down to the Ol'Flex Grips">I'm just here to work out.>I'm trying to find team members. I just got my provisional team lisence.>I don't think that's any of your business.>Write in.
>>3717446>>I'm trying to find team members. I just got my provisional team lisence.
>>3717446>I'm trying to find team members. I just got my provisional team lisence.
>>3717455>>3717457>>3717495"I'm trying to find some team members. I just got my provisional team license."He nods in understanding. "Well if'n thats the case I'm looking to leave the solo game myself. Not enough security for my likin'. What do ya say? Wanna be pardners pardner?">What are your powers?>How long have you been a cape for?>Show me what you can do first.(Gun range)>Yeah. You seem friendly enough.>No thanks. I'll keep looking elsewhere.>Write in.
>>3717608>>What are your powers?
>>3717608>Show me what you can do first.(Gun range)We already showed him ours.
>>3717608>What are your powers?
>>3717608>Show me what you can do first.(Gun range)
>>3717608>>Show me what you can do first.(Gun range)
>>3717847>>3717716>>3717683>>3717616"Hmmm. Show me what you can do first."You can't see it from under his bandanna but you are CERTAIN he is grinning wildly."I was hopin' you'd ask that lil'miss. Follow me."He leads you to the back of the building to a secure room with different booths that face over toward a titanium lined firing range. He pulls out his strange revolver and loads in a cricled band of six large shells into the cylinder. He pushes a button on the booth and a few targets come out from the ground and ceiling from slots you can barely percieve.He spins the cylinder."Don't blink or you'll miss it."He takes a stance and fires all six rounds in the span of a few seconds. He flings open his revolvers cylinder and tosses up in the air a new band of shells, catching and loading them with the open cylinder and with a flick of the wrist continues to fire wildly. You can see flashes of light spark across the walls and floor as the bullets ricochet. Then he holsters his gun and makes finger guns with his hands. His pointer and middle fingers locking together with a sliding mechanism and barrels forming at the tips. Beams of blue light begin to stream from the tips and slice through the paper targets.When he's finished he waves for you to follow him and look at the targets. They are all in chopped half but oddly enough not a single one has a bullet hole."Ummmm... Hey Sixer that was cool and all but you missed all your shots."He pulls down his bandana to reveal a scarred upper lip and a bottom jaw made of polished steel. "Did I?"He points to the back wall. As your gaze follows his finger you see, written in bullet marks and wedged tips, the number 6.He walks over."Soooooooooo... You thinkin' bout sayin' yes?"Well?>You're in.>Pretty good but not what I'm looking for.>Write in.
>>3718230>You're in.“Your skills got you in my sight”
>>3718230I like him but we definitely need a beefy boi to keep enemies off of us.
>>3718484By us I meant the MC and Sixer.
"Yeah you're in."Pretty simple decision.He gleefully hops and clicks his heels together."Hoooooweeee. You won't regret this Specter. This ol'cyborg wont let you down."Well that's one teammate down one more to go."So Specter. What's the plan now?">We need a real bruiser.(head to the gym)>We need one more teammate. Do you know anybody?(Sixer's recommendation)>Let's check the community holoscreen for another teammate.>Write in.
>>3718975>We need a real bruiser.(head to the gym)We're going to need a name for our team
>>3718975>>We need a real bruiser.(head to the gym)
>>3718975>We need a real bruiser.(head to the gym)
>>3718988As you walk to the gym you remember you still need a team name. Luckily since you already have a team license, even though its just provisional, you can register your team and it's name on the app once you have all your team members. You'll need to enter their ID numbers as well so you can worry about that once you got everyone together. As you make it to the gym you notice a few interesting characters. In a wind tunnel chamber in the back you see an ani-powered bird man flap his wings and soar against the breeze while carrying lead weights in his clawed taloned feet. He swoops to set them down as the fan creating the strong breeze winds down. He exits the chamber and takes a seat on a nearby bench. He pulls a water bottle out of his bag and shoots water from the bottle into his beak. Not having lips must suck.On an extreme parkour track in the corner, near the rock wall, is a thin athletic woman who is doing varying flips and grabs and scaling the walls of the course in a sharp circuit. On one of the swing bars she loses her grip and just as she is about to fall on the padded floor her other shoots forward and stretchs and wraps around bar. Placing her other arm on the streched one she reels her self toward the bar rapidly and leaps it with the built momentum and returns her arm to normal.On the powerlifter, testing his upper limit, is a large tin man. His red cyclopean gaze fixated on its task fully. His body looks like it was quite literally designed to throw and smash. The proportions are almost cartoonishly gorilla like. His arms and chest, large and threataning, while his legs and lower body seem comically average by comparison. His head bops perfectly in rhythm to the boombox next to him.Who do y'all approach?>The birdman.>The stretchy gal.>The tin man.
>>3719149>>The tin man.
>>3719149>The birdman.Flyer would be nice, though I'd also be fine with tin man.
>>3719149>The tin man.
>>3719149>The tin man
>>3719159>>3719215>>3719233>>3719252You approach the tin man."Hey I'm Specter Streak, and this is Sixer.."He waves casually, his bandanna is back over his face."We we're wondering if...."He hasn't even stopped to acknowledge you. He seems really focused on his lifting.How do you get his attention.>Hey ROBOT!!!>Ummm... excuse us.(Place hand on arm)>Join him and lift in tandem.>Write in.
>>3719352>leave him to his lifting go talk to bird man
shit. i was typing while new posts came in. i need to start announcing my posts.
>>3719352>Join him and lift in tandem.Warm up and start small to not take a trip to Snap City.
>>3719352>Join him and lift in tandemWe gotta before going in action again
>>3719365This /fit/izen is right
>>3719352>Join him and lift in tandem.>>3719365Support we don't need more broken bones.
>>3719352>Join him and lift in tandem.
>>3719352>Join him and lift in tandem.Also this>>3719365
>>3719365>>3719370>>3719386>>3719426>>3719489You take a second and make a decision. You go beside him and start lifting weights in tandem. You aren't a wimp but if you've learned anything over the past two weeks, it's to not bite off more than you can chew. You start with a 100 pounds dead lifting. You do a few and as you start the fifth..."WR0NG."You turn to face the tin man. He is sitting up in the machine and facing you. His synthesizer sounds old. He's clearly an uprising era model."I'm sorry wha-""Y0U'R3 ST4NC3 1S B4D. W1LL HURT Y0UR S3LF."He gets up and with a foot pushes your feet wider apart."TH3R3. Y0UR C3NT3R 0F GR4V1TY 1S L0W3R. M0R3 3FF1C13NT.""MY N4M3 1S F0R3M4N."He seems kinda stoic but he looks nice enough. "Y0U W3R3 TRY1NG T0 C0NV3RS3 34RL13R. WH4T W4S 1T Y0U W4NT3D?">Do you want to join our team?>How long have you been a cape?>We're you functioning during the Uprising?>Could you train us?>Write in.
>>3719604>Do you want to join our team?>Could you train us?>WHY D0 Y0U SP34K L1K3 TH15?
>>3719604>>How long have you been a cape?>>We're you functioning during the Uprising?
>>3719611In perfect sync. You and Sixer ask..."Will you please join our team?"Would you be willin' to train us pardner?"He is inherently un expressive but he seems intrigued. He puffs out his chest and crosses his trunklike arms."SUR3. I H4V3 B33N 4W4Y FR0M MY W0RK F0R T00 L0NG."Excited, you and Sixer high five. *CLING*OW! Fuck. Metal on skin.... not smart. You decide to forge your friendship by being cheeky. You approach the large tin man."WHY D0 Y0U SP34K L1K3 TH1S?"Doing your best to imitate his clunky, staticy voice.He looms over you menacingly. Fuck maybe it wasn't as funny as you thought. He reaches towards you with his massive hand. He pats you gently on the head."H4 H4 H4. PR3TTY G00D. D0N'T B3 4L4RM3D. 1 G3T TH4T 4LL TH3 T1M3. 1 4M 0LD3R TH4N M0ST 0TH3R UN1TS.">>3719705You get a little curious..."Were you around during the uprising?"He tilts his head. A little surprised."1 F0UGHT. B4CK WH3N HUM4NS ST1LL C4LL3D MY P30PL3 'R0B0TS', WH3N W3 W3R3 ST1LL SUBS3RV1ENT, I F0UGHT F0R TH3 FUTUR3 0F MY BR0TH3RS 4ND S1ST3RS. HUM4NS C4LL3D M3 4 T3RR0R1ST. MY P30PLE C4LLED M3 4 H3R0. 0NLY 4FT3R TH3 R3B3LL10N D1D 1 D3C1D3 T0 K33P B31NG 0N3."You... weren't expecting that. "F0RGIV3 M3. 1 4M JUST 4 S1MPLE 0LD C0DG3R C4UGHT UP 1N TH3 P4ST. WH0 1S 1T 1 4M G01NG T0 3NTRUST MY S3RV0S T0. WH4T 4R3 Y0UR N4M3S?"You exchange names and begin to talk a little when Sixer speaks up."Pardon my interuption y'all but I am getting a mighty fine urge to do some celebrating. We just formed what may one day be the greatest team in this here city. Let's go y'all drinks are on me! Where y'all wanna go?"F0REM4N scratches his jutting chin. Sparks fly. "1 KN0W 4 PL4C3 W1TH G00D MUS1C 4ND DR1NK STR0NG 3N0UGH T0 STR1P P41NT."Sixer giggles a little. "Sounds good new buddy. I also know of a little honky tonk south ah here that's got the hottiest tottiest waitresses this side of the raydon canyon."You've only ever been to the Star Spangled. What can you say, the Golden Patriot was your favorite hero. Hard not to like a bar themed after the guy.Sixer looks to you."Well Specter, I reckon you should choose. Seein' as you brought all us folk together in the span of an hour. What'll it be?">Sixer' Honky Tonk.>F0R3M4N's recommendation.>The Star Spangled.>Write in.
>>3719820>>The Star Spangled.
>>3719820>>Sixer' Honky Tonk.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3719847>>3719861Gonna flip. 1 for Honky Tonk.2 for the Star Spangled.
>>3719925You think about it but tonight is special and you can't beat a classic. "Let's just head down to The Star Spangled. Can never go wrong with that place."Sixer and F0R3M4N turn to each other and then turn to you and ask in unison..."Do they got pretty ladies?""D0ES TH1S 3ST4BL1SHM3NT H4V3 4 JUK3B0X?"You blink."Uhhhh.... yeeeeeeeeeesss?"They turn back to each other and nod in manly agreement."L3T US 'R0LL 0UT'""Let's skedaddle."So a short bus ride later you find yourselves at a round corner booth in the Star Spangled. A nice jazzy song, paid for and selected by F0R3M4N, playing from the antique jukebox. You are nursing a frothy beer while Sixer waits for his tumbler of whiskey. F0R3M4N on the other hand asked for a glass of their strongest rubbing alcohol. They couldn't legally serve him that, even though he's a tin man, so instead he ended up with a large glass filled to the brim with grain vodka.F0R3M4N clears his.... throat? You aren't exactly an expert on tin man anatomy."S0... SP3CTER, Y0U KN0W WHY 1 CH0S3 TH3 L1F3 0F 4 C4P3D CRUS4D3R. WH4T 4B0UT Y0U. WHY CH00S3 SUCH 4 D4NG3R0US C4R33R?"Sixer leans forward and rests his hand on his metal chin, his bandanna tied around his neck like a kerchif. "Yeah. I was a mite curious m'self. If'in you don't mind my askin'?">Let's not talk about me, i'm boring. What about you Sixer. What got you into the cape biz?>I'd rather not. It's kind of embarrasing.>I wanted to be like the Golden Patriot.>I wanted to help people.>I wanted to be famous.>I wanted to be rich.>Write in.
>>3719981>I wanted to be like the Golden Patriot.
>>3719981>>I wanted to be famous
>>3719981>>I wanted to be like the Golden Patriot.
>>3719981>Let's not talk about me, i'm boring. What about you Sixer. What got you into the cape biz?
>>3719981>"Do they got pretty ladies?"Am I not pretty enough for you?
>>3720180To be fair, we got a scar and a missing eye.This could have been a genuine character quirk if we were that superficial.
>>3720185That just makes us pretty & unique
>>3720138>>3720167>>3720231"I wanted to be like the Golden Patriot."F0R3M4N nods and Sixer whistles. "Hell of a goal post to set fer yerself there pardner.""4 N0BL3 4SP1R4T10N 1ND33D."Just as they say this a waiter and a waitress come to the table. The waitress hands Sixer his whiskey and the waiter sets down a small bowl of beer nuts on the table.>>3720180Sixer's words earlier got you thinking about romance. You haven't really had a proper relationship since....okay you can't bullshit yourself, you're a total virgin. A life with only one goal kinda gives you pretty bad tunnel vision. In fact you're not even sure if you have a... preference. You gaze over at the waiter and waitress as they walk away. To be honest...>The ladies are pretty here...>He doen't look too hard on the eye...>They both look rather good...>Neither seem all that enticing...>Naaaaaaw, tin men are where its at...
>>3720263Lost my name for a sec there...
>>3720263>>>The ladies are pretty here...
>>3720263>They both look rather good..
>>3720263>>He doen't look too hard on the eye...can we have one Female PC that isn't bi/gay?
>>3720263>>He doen't look too hard on the eye...>>They both look rather good...I don't want to be gay sooo
>>3720263I'm not too keen on watching another rerun of "Quest FeMC is Gay".>Naaaaaaw, tin men are where its at...So let's go with robocock.
>>3720283>>3720285>>3720289Man I didn't realize this was such a contentious issue. I gotta get some sleep though. Whatever has the majority when im awake again ill go with. Hail to the Vox Populi.
>>3720263>>He doen't look too hard on the eye...>>3720352There's a majority against gayness though
>They both look rather good..Mass effect main protagonist powers are go!
>>3720263>He doen't look too hard on the eye...
>>3720263>>He doen't look too hard on the eye...
>>3720263>*Get your head out of a gutter Specter Streak!*>"To friendship!"No smut for any of you, you fags
>>3720263>>*Get your head out of a gutter Specter Streak!*>>"To friendship!"
>>3720263>>Naaaaaaw, tin men are where its at...
>>3720513>>3720482>>3720283>>3720356"He doesn't look to hard on the eye...."You whisper to yourself. Conversation at the table stops. You slowly turn your head back toward the group. Three eyes are locked on you. Shit! You said that out loud. "Uhhhhhh... I mean he didn't stare at my eyepatch. Hard to not find rude people these days..."They both look at you like you are full of shit."Whatever pardner, but for the record, I ain't judgin' nobody fer lookin'. Lookin's always free." You blush and they both have a chuckle at your expense. Like good friends always do.Sixer tosses a few beer nuts into his mouth as F0R3M4N speaks up."S0... W3 4R3 4 T34M N0W R1GHT.... WH4T SH0ULD W3 C4LL 0URS3LV3S?"Sixer chokes on his beer nuts for a second before excitedly pitching in."Oh! Oh! I know. Tres Amigos.... no no no... The Sixer Gang."You look at the dumbass cowboy like he is a dumbass cowboy. F0R3M4N pitches in."S0M3TH1NG S1MPL3. K33P3RS 0F TH3 P34C3. 3XPL41NS 3V3RYTH1NG."You've never thought about it before, because you always thought you would be a solo, but if you had to be in a team it's name would be...>ENTER TEAM NAME
>>3720984>The Vagrant Champions>Stray Team>The SentinelsThe Impact Heroes>The Singularitiesand my favorite>The Prototypes
>>3721046This is the best one so far
>>3721046I dig the silver stars
>>3721046this one I guess since nobody seems to be coming up with anything better
>>3721046>>3721104>>3721135You think about it for a long moment. You hmmmmmmmmm intellectually."What about the Silver Stars."A lull and hush comes over the table. And then..."YEEEEHAW! Now that's a mighty fine name I reckon. Reminds me of my ol' sheriffin' days.""TH1S M0N1K3R 1S 4CC3PT4BL3."Sixer pats you hard on the back. *WHAP* Ow! Fuck. Metal handed bastard."You got a good head on yer shoulders there Specter. I think we're gonna have a mighty fun time ahead of us."F0R3M4N finishes the last of his drink and looks to you."Y3S. 1 C4NN0T W41T T0 BEG1N TR41N1NG Y0U B0TH. SP34K1NG 0F WH1CH...."He turns his head to look at Sixer as well."1 W1LL B3 3XP3CT1NG Y0U B0TH 4T FL3X GR1PS BR1GHT 4ND 34RLY T0M0RR0W. 1 N33D T0 S33 WH4T Y0U 34CH N33D T0 W0RK 0N."Sixer downs the last of his whiskey and pats the table."Sounds good to me good buddy. Now enough of the work talk. Let's celebrate."He orders every one another round of drinks and as soon as everyone has a drink in their hands he raises his glass."To the Silver Stars!"You and F0REM4N join in the toast and spend the rest of the night with idle chatter. What do you talk about?>Power suites.>Sixer's past.>F0R3M4N's synthesizer.>The Golden Patriot.>Write in.
>>3721196>Sixer's past.And if possible>The Golden Patriot.
>>3721196>>Power suites.>>Sixer's past.
>>3721196>>The Golden Patriot.
>>3721284>>3721200>>3721201>>3721204>>3721206As you all talk you get a little curious about the strange cyber-cowboy and you and F0R3M4N ask about who such a humble country man ended up here in Metro City.Now Sixer is beaming from ear to ear. He's had quite a few drinks already and cyborg physiology or not he is very clearly hosed."Now I knew one o' y'all would be askin' sooner er later. Now listen up cause I plan on only tellin' this tale once. Well long ago, and far west past the mutant inhabitated Raydon Canyon, was the humble thorium minin' town of Blue Creek Run. That town was full of kind folks but you would still get the occasional bar fight or raider caravan tryin' to take their hard earned thorium, so it still needed a sheriff. That sheriff's name was... well I don't rightly remember. Anyways one day this sheriff got into a stand off with the 4 Armed Kid, the meanest, rootin' tootinest, sum' bitch mutant this side of the canyon. Though the sheriff did his darndest he ended up going down, and losing a lot of himself in the process. That no good mutant left what was left of the sheriff for dead in the middle of nowhere. Just when all hope seemed lost a strange man with glowing red eyes came and scooped him up. Sometime later the sheriff woke up to find himself on a metal slab, whole once again, with note on his chest and some holes in his noggin. The note said simply, 'Patient no.6, you will be my last.' Confused and alone the sheriff tried his hardest to find his way to his barely remembered home, but when he got there...."He looks down into his glass, the brown liquid a swirling mirror. "There was only dust.... So the patchwork sheriff wandered from town to town helping folks, being as that was all he could remember doin'. When people asked him for a name, grateful and wantin' a name to thank, all he could tell them was 'Patient no.6'. So the people gave the wanderin' sheriff a new name. Sixer. Eventually he made his way to Metro City, a place always in need of help, and settled down. Leaving my... HIS... forgotten past behind him."Holy shit... maybe you should stop asking people about their origin stories... a lot of bummers to be had.Sixer starts chuckling."But now I guess that sheriff ain't really alone anymore is he?">No. He's not.>What about the 4 Armed Kid?>Will you ever go back to a life of wandering?>The man with the glowing eyes?>Write in.
>>3721377>No. He's not.>What about the 4 Armed Kid?
>>3721377>No. He's not.
>>3721377>>No. He's not.>>What about the 4 Armed Kid?
>>3721394You look at him for a moment."No... no he's not."Sixer give you a funny grin and smiles. As he does, F0R3M4N's large hand reaches across the table and pats him on the shoulder."Y3S. Y0U W1LL 4LW4YS H4V3 4 H0M3 H3R3 1N M3TR0 C1TY.... P4RTN3R."He looks like a drunken mess. He wipes his domino mask of its few errant tears."Well that's mighty kind o' y'all to say.">>3721425>>3721384>>3721426"What about the 4 Armed Kid? Did you ever see him again?"He squeezes his glass.... you're worried he's going to break it."Never could get a trail on 'im.... but I reckon if'in I evere saw him again.... "You can see a deep blue light come out from some of the vents in his arms... it looks dangerous. But he waves his hand dismissively and the light stops."But it ain't like he's just gonna turn up in a big city with as many capes as this one. Besides... the past is in the past... I'm just tryin' to make it to tomorrow."Sixer stands up and walks out from the booth. "Welp... it's been fun y'all but I gotta be hittin' that ol' dusty trail. I'll go pay up our tab then imma go hit the sack."You figure it's getting pretty late and decide you should head home yourself. You let out a yawn. "Yeah... I'm getting pretty tired my self.... what about you F0R3M4N?"He rises and the table shakes a little."4FF1RM4T1V3. 1T'S B3ST W3 H34D H0M3. 1 W1LL C4LL US 4 C4B. TH3 C0ST 0F TR4NSP0RT410N 1S 0N M3."As you all pay and make your way out you wait with F0R3M4N at the payphone. As you wait you hear, in a barely held whisper from the table near the front."Finally... I was wondering when that fucking ROBOT would leave. Making the place smell like exhaust."You and Sixer turn and see a few young street toughs in beat up leather jackets. As they notice you looking, one of them speaks up."You got a problem doll?"You begin to walk over but you feel a heavy hand fall on your shoulder. It's F0R3M4N. He shakes his head."F0RG3T 1T. L1K3 1 S41D... 1 H4V3 H34RD W0RS3."Sixer balls up a fist. He is pretty sloshed. It'll be hard to stop him if he really gets into it.What do you do?>"Would you care to repeat that?">"Whatever, c'mon... they aren't worth it.">Say nothing and walk away.>Knock the drink out of his hand.>Write in.
>>3721556>Knock the drink out of his hand
>>3721556>>"Whatever, c'mon... they aren't worth it.no need to beat them up..... yet
>>3721556>"Whatever, c'mon... they aren't worth it."It probably wouldn't look good if we got into a barfight.
>>3721556>>"Whatever, c'mon... they aren't worth it."
>>3721594you know that there is probably several other capes in this place and if we attack it would not look good for our reputation
>>3721594Read the room. Sixer is drunk, and if he's like any stereotypical cowpoke, he might not be able to hold back.
>>3721605Who caresAlthough we could pretend to leave and then follow them to a secluded spot
>>3721609that is true
>>3721609>Who caresOur character would? Because she's always wanted to be a HERO? Since our backstory? And now, like the Golden Patriot? Only 4 updates ago?
>>3721556>"Whatever, c'mon... they aren't worth it."
>>3721594this isn't wannabe Villian quest, we can't just go around picking bar fights.
>>3721616We can still add an anger problem without going against what has already been established
>>3721556>knock the drink out of his hand
>>3721616Our character would also stand up for her friend.>>3721627Getting into a barfight isn't villainous it's just a normal thing.
>>3721657I'm gonna hate this, but...>Knock the drink out of his hand.>"He's more of a man that you are, coward."
>>3721670changing my vote to this
>>3721670Wait,>"You can hate him because he's not human, that's your right, but know this: He's definitely more man than you'll ever be."
>>3721685This way, if the situation escalates, he would be the one initiating.
Rolled 1 (1d2)Rolling 1d2.1 for pacifisim.2 for confrontation.
"Whatever... c'mon guys they aren't worth it." You and the others turn and walk away as the street tough fumes in his seat. He wanted a fight and didn't get one.After a few trips the cab driver drops you off at your apartment. On the drive to Sixer's little shack at the edge of the slums you all exchnanged numbers and registered "The Silver Stars" on the SIR app with your IDs. Now that you are home you swap back into your sleep wear, baggy shorts and a worn tank top you've had since college. You still have a little bit of energy to burn... how do you spend it?>Research power suites.>Practice phasing.>Practice invisibility.>Do some exercises.>Watch a movie on your laptop.>Go to bed.>Write in.
>>3721902never again shall we fail that bad
>>3721896>Practice phasingIf we can be in constant phase mode we'll be invincible
>>3721902>>3721918>>3721932You decide to practice your phasing.>>3721914You reach up and touch the scar on your cheek and trace it up toward your eyepatch. You can't keep making the same mistakes. You must improve. >>3721921To be in a constant state of incorporeality without just phasing and falling into the earth is quite challenging. Only a few people in super-abled history have achieved it and all of them only had phasing and weren't multi powered.You go and toward your training set up. Just a few weights and a pull up bar installed into the ceiling. But farther back in the corner you are drawn toward.>A plexiglass box with a rubix cube sealed inside...>A wooden board as tall as you are...>A small pile of marbles...
>>3721992>A wooden board as tall as you are...
>>3721992>A plexiglass box with a rubix cube sealed inside...
>>3721992>>A plexiglass box with a rubix cube sealed inside...
>>3722000>>3722009>>3722015You walk over to the plexiglass box. You sit criss cross on the ground in front of the box and focus on becoming incorporeal. You then place your forearms into the box and phaseshift your hands up to their wrists so you can manipulate the cube inside without triggering the noclipping effect from two weeks ago.Roll RESTRAINT (1d10)
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>3722057Oh boy
>>3722067Damn, we suck.
>>37220 it wasn't a crit fail so we wont lose a body part
>>3722067As you lift the cube your hands flicker and as the cube slips into your hands at the moment of the flicker you expect pain but instead the noclip effect that happened to you two weeks ago happens not to you but to the cube as it is propelled away from your hands and toward the back wall of the box, shattering into pieces. It seems that the effect applies to the object with a smaller mass... you wonder if this could be useful somehow. You put your thoughts aside and open the box to see if you can repair the cube. It looks like the main part is damaged and cracked so you won't be doing this training for awhile.You decide that, with training over early, you should get to bed and meet up with the team at Flex Grips tomorrow. You close your eyes and fall into a fitful sleep...You are falling. The wind feels sharp against your skin as you plummet toward the concrete street below. The lights of the city blind your eye as they seem to stretch with the speed of your fall.>What do you do?
>>3722103>Try to phase
>inb4 we phase irl
>>3722103>PhaseMan, with the rolls we’ve be getting, we’ll become a deep web doll real fast
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>3722441
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>3722441
>>3722462HA, I love d10's
>>3722462>>3722470Good thing it's first roll only.
>>3722470>>3722462A 10 isn't a good thing, remember?>(Whenever you use your powers in moments of high stress its harder to control them. Whether your're trying to reduce collateral damage or avoid killing someone with superstrength you need to show a little RESTRAINT. 5-6 are the sweet spot. 1 is barely a fizzle, your powers don't activate. 10 is overkill. The other numbers inbetween are varying degrees of mixed successes.)
>>3722449You close your eye. You take in a deep breath... the wind doesn't feel like a barrier anymore. It's holding you. Guiding you. You let the breath go... and you phase. You dive right through the concrete. You pass by miles of dirt and silt and years of sediment and fossils and just layers of time and change as you dive. You pass through and are a layer above the earths crust and then... when the time is right you flicker. Then as fast as you fell you are rising. You erupt from the earth and soar past the buildings. Past the buildings and the lights of the city and even pierce the sky itself as your become unbound from the earth. You look down at the world before you. Then you shift your gaze towards the heavens. It is beautiful. The lights of the distant stars bathing you in warmth. You feel... transcendant....And then you wake up.Will post a proper update once im off work. Wanted to give y'all something while im on my shift.
>>3722479oh, well that is a...unique away of doing rolls.
>>3722449perfectly balanced as all things should be
>>3722505if you were first i think our head would have gotten smashed against the pavement and we would have fucking died
>>3722532No, we would've phased into the core.
>>3722543i confused 1 with 10
>>3722543no we would have gone to china
>>3722498After getting dressed and eating your breakfast(a small protein bar), you met up with your teammates at Flex Grips. You don't know why but that dream last night has you feeling pumped. Like you can take on the world.(You've gained a RESTRAINT reroll. After rolling RESTRAINT I will ask if you would like to spend your reroll. If majority says yes then I will roll the second RESTRAINT. However if the new roll is worse than the first you still must use the newer roll.)You don't really have any real work out or athletic wear so you just brought a hoodie and gym shorts in a bag. After getting changed in the back you see F0R3M4N and Sixer doing endurance training. Sixer is on a treadmill with lead leg weights tied to his ankles, F0REM4N beside him timing him as he approaches a certain distance being measured by the machine."Now *pant* why can't I... *wheeze*... start with my upper body again *pant* pardner?"F0R3M4N clicks mechanically and folds his arms dissaprovingly, shaking his head at the cowboy."1T W0ULD N0T B3 4 G00D US3 0F T1M3. M0ST 0F Y0UR UPP3R B0DY 1S SYNTH3T1C. Y0UR L3GS 0N TH3 0TH3R H4ND 4R3 V3RY 0RG4N1C. 4 TRU3 4THL3T3 N3V3R SK1PS C4RD10."As you approach Sixer sees you and waves."Howdy there Specter! *pant* was wonderin' where you was."F0REM4N unfolds his arms and turns to face you. "G00D. Y0U 4R3 H3R3. N0W W3 C4N ST4RT 0N Y0UR SP3C14L1Z3D R3G1M3MT."You look past him and back at the straining Sixer. You feel concerned.He points over his shoulder at the parkour course you saw the other day."C0MPL3T3 TH3 C0URS3 W1TH0UT PH4S1NG THR0UGH TH3 BL0CKS 0R THE B4RS."Fuck... that elastic gymnast made it look astoundingly easy... it doesn't look so easy anymore.>Sure. No problem.>What will this help me with?>Naw... Let's try something else.>Write in.
>>3723192>Sure. No problem.Let's not be a whining bitch on the first day.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsRrswyAEs0
>>3723192>Sure. No problem.Remember to warm up before stumbling through the course
>>3723192>Sure. No problem.
>>3723192>>Sure. No problem.
>>3723200>>3723202>>3723210>>3723254You walk toward the start of the course and do some basic stretches. After you stretch you start with a swift sprint towards the pillar blocks and hop from post to post. At the last post you leap and reach out a hand toward the monkey bar like arrangement of bars hanging from the ceiling.Roll 1d20(Best of 3)
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3723281
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>3723281
>>3723285>>3723318Good thing I named this WANNABE Hero quest, yeah?
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3723281
>>3723324 WOAH!Maybe I should talk shit more often...
>>3723324The namefag powers always pull through in the end.
>>3723324All of a sudden you get this flash of instinct. Using your momentum from leaping you actually grab the bar and let the motion carry you up above the other bars and then dismount, landing on the next bar, and run atop them instead of swinging from bar to bar. You reach the final bar in the sequence and dismount by performing a forward flip onto the half wall block below and continue to run the course. F0R3M4N's arms fall to his side in shock. Sixer, stunned by the display, slips and tumbles off the treadmill. After F0R3M4N gets Sixer resituated you run the course a few more times, and while the other runs don't live up to how smooth your first one was, you feel confident enough in your abilities to try this out on the job.You walk back up to F0R3M4N and Sixer."So... How did I do?"F0R3M4N pats you on the shoulder."Y0U 3XC33D3D MY 3XP3CT410NS SP3CT3R.""Yeah amigo. I didn't know you were a god damn olympian."You blush a little. You honestly never performed this well before. F0R3M4N throws you a towel and you catch it swiftly."W3LL. 1 TH1NK W3 4R3 R34DY F0R 0UR F1RST 0FF1C14L 0UT1NG 4S 4 T34M."Sixer whistles."Well I'll be damned. I'm sure excited for a day of high falutin' heroics but what should we go and do? Our first adventure as the Silver Stars should be legendary."You think about it for a sec and go through your options mentally.>Go on a daily patrol.(150CD)>Go through cases from the SIR app.(payout based on the cases available)>Go to the Neon district and wait for a petty crime to occur.(?)>Write in.
>>3723352>Go on a daily patrol.(150CD)>"Something simple at first, get us into the rhythm of working as a team."
>>3723352>Go through cases from the SIR app.(payout based on the cases available)
>>3723352>>Go on a daily patrol.(150CD)
Rolled 49 (1d100)Tonight is the night, for the Rapeman rise!
>>3723352>>Go through cases from the SIR app.(payout based on the cases available)
>>3723352>Go through cases from the SIR app.(payout based on the cases available)Pick an easy one
>>3723443>>3723451>>3723812>>3723841You pull out your phone and go through the list of active team cases in the app.(All payouts will be split three ways. Payout relative to difficulty.)>Police assistance at First Republic Bank.(2250CD)>Missing persons search in the Neon district.(1500CD)>Shadow a henchman.(750CD)
>>3724138>Shadow a henchman.(750CDEasy job for us, not sure how we're going to use tin man however
>>3724138>Missing persons search in the Neon district.(1500CD)
>>3724138>Shadow a henchman.(750CD)
>>3724138>>Missing persons search in the Neon district.(1500CD)
>>3724155>>3724159>>3724235>>3724239You pull up the case data and turn your phone to show your teammates."What about this one?"F0R3M4N scans over the screen while Sixer tries to look past the bulk of the tin man to see the screen."4 G00D CH01C3. 4 V3RY N0BL3 C4US3 4S W3LL."Sixer looks over at the phone and then walks toward the back to change into his uniform. "Sounds good! Let's go!"F0R3M4N follows close behind. Now you are a bit curious. Tin men don't need to really wear clothes, seeing as they have no visible naughty bits. You wonder what F0R3M4N's outfit could be then."W3 H4V3 R3TURN3D."You turn around, excited to see what the old tin man's taste in fashion is and.... cargo pants. Just a pair of green cargo pants and a leather utility belt with two large pouchs at the sides and a sturdy metal buckle. You aren't sure what you were even expecting. Sixer steps out from behind and is in his full desperado garb, bandanna covering the lower half of his face."Let's go meet up with our concerned citizen. Where we going?"You look down at the phone. "Ummm... apartment number 270 at the corner of Main and Hurtz."Sixer then loudly yeehaws and sprints out the door. You see through the glass of the door as he taps his cred card on to a paycycle and hops on. He revs it and blasts off toward the destination."SEE YA THERE PARDNERS!"F0R3M4N looks concerned."H3 C4NN0T B3 4LL0W3D T0 M4K3 4 F1RST 1MPR3SS10N L1K3 TH4T. 1 MUST G0."F0R3M4N briskly jogs out the door and crosses the street and as he's about to reach the front of the building across the street he slams his fist into the ground, bouncing himself off the ground and begins to scale the one story building and starts hoping from roof top to roof top after the overzealous cowboy.How do you proceed?>Join in and freerun and phase your way to the location.>Take the bus... the fuck is wrong with those guys?>Write in.
>>3724319>Join in and freerun and phase your way to the location.We're a team
>>3724319>Join in and freerun and phase your way to the location.inb4 we force push people with a nat10
>>3724319>Join in and freerun and phase your way to the location.
>>3724324>>3724333>>3724336>>3724340You take a breath and run toward the nearest street lamp and scale it. You hop toward the traffic lights and run along the top of the post and leap toward the building F0R3M4N scaled a few minutes ago. You tuck and roll onto the roof of the building and pop up into a brisk jog.You can see F0REM4N's silhouette a little further away in the distance. You take a running leap to the next rooftop over the chasm of the alley below. Your exercises today giving you more awareness of your environment.Roll 1d20+1(Best of 3)
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>3724427
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3724427
Rolled 14 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>3724427
>>3724432it seems that ever since we lost our eye the dice rolls got better
>>3724432Once again your instincts take hold and you leap clean over the alley and land cleanly upright on the other side. As you keep running you find your movement impeded by an advertisement screen. You pick and speed and phase through it and tuck and roll onto the lower ledge of the next building. In the distance you csn see Sixer at the corner by a manhole cover waving to F0R3M4N who is only a few buildings ahead of you now. You can easily catch up now. You hop down and slide off the wall into the alley below and phase through the concrete and into the sewer tunnel finding your feet on the walkway by the stream and run to where the stream meets the cover. Finding the ladder you climb up and push the lid off and away and pull yourself out of the underneath.Sixer looks down at you confused."What? Second place isn't that bad is it?"You stand up and wipe the roof dust off your knees. You turn look back to the roof tops and see F0R3M4N leaping to the pavement below, making a three point landing. He then stands up and waits at the cross walk for the light to change before calmly crossing the street. He looks down at Sixer."PL34S3. N3V3R D0 TH4T 4G4IN."Sixer scratches his nose."Now what'd be the fun in that. C'mon! Heroism awaits."He walks over to the door and wrings the buzzer on the comms. A reserved, polite voice answers."Hello? May I help you?">I'm Specter Streak, and this is Sixer and F0R3M4N. We're here about a missing persons.>We're the Silver Stars. We're here about the missing persons.>Hero's for hire. >Write in.
>>3724539>We're the Silver Stars. We're here about the missing persons.Introduce ourselves AFTER the day is saved ty.
>>3724572Shouldn't we call ourselves the Silver Stars AFTER we saved the day?
>>3724539>We're the Silver Stars. We're here about the missing persons.
>>3724584>>3724611>>3724572You walk up next to Sixer."We're the Silver Stars. We're here about your missing persons case."A brief crackle of static comes over the comms."Come on in."The comms lets out a loud buzz as a the door clicks open.You walk in and up a few flights of stairs (you couldn't all fit in the elevator) and to apt 270. As you approach you see the door is open a crack. A voice calls from inside."Please come in! The door should be open." As you walk in the first thing you notice is that the walls are completely covered in bookshelves. Loose papers and file boxes cover the floor and a dinner table is situated in the middle with a steaming teapot on a hot plate and a few ceramic cups surrounding. A figure steps out from a back room. Its a tall lanky man. His hair is a wild mess of fluffy brown hair. His eyes are obscured by large round opaque glasses. His chin is adorned with stubble. He is carrying a few file boxes.He motions at the table. "Please sit. I'll be done in just a moment. If you would like some tea feel free to help yourself."You all find seats at the table. F0R3M4N helping himself to a small cup of tea.The lanky man swings back around and sits down."I'm sorry for the mess... my work has been quite hectic without my assistant. My name is Dr. Albert Tyson. I arranged the case with SIR because my research assitant, Sloane, has gone missing.">How long has she been missing?>Why the Neon district specifically for our search?>What did you talk about last with her?>Does she have any relatives or friends who may know where she vanished to?>What is the nature of your work? Could it be related?>Write in.
>>3724704>How long>Nature of work.
>>3724539>>We're the Silver Stars. We're here about the missing persons.
>>3724714+1>Where's her last seen location
>>3724704>>Does she have any relatives or friends who may know where she vanished to?
>>3724704>How long has she been missing?>What is the nature of your work? Could it be related?
>>3724714>>3724720>>3724772>>3724960You lean forward and lay an arm on the table casually. "How long has she been missing?" He takes off his glasses and cleans them on his black turtleneck. His eyes are sky blue. He answers as he cleans the spectacles."She's been missing for three days. On the first day I just assumed she needed a personal day and sent her an email saying not to worry about work that day. Then on the second day her wife, Emily, called me to see if she stayed the night at work. When I told her she hadn't I got worried and I told her I would file a report with the police and that she should too. Then another day passed with no results and that's when I asked the police to register the case with SIR, due to the serious nature of our work here."He puts his glasses back on and looks across the table at all of you. He is clearly upset.F0R3M4N takes a lengthy sip of tea and turns to the doctor."WH4T 3X4CTLY 1S TH3 N4TUR3 0F Y0UR W0RK H3R3 D0CT0R?"He sighs."We studied the stimulant Nitro, with grants and permission from the Metro City Food and Drug Administration. We studied it's chemical make up and its effects on people lacking or with dormant Apex genes. We hypothesized that with measured and scheduled doses you could force a dormant Apex gene to activate in unactivated individuals. We only hypothesized because we have not been cleared for human testing yet. The data also suggests that in very high doses that it could greatly increase the reflexes and physical accuity of people lacking the gene."Sixer scratches his head trying to process the information."Are y'all tryin' ta tell me that some back alley chemists made the worlds best performance enhancer and didn't even know it?"Dr.Tyson nods solemnly."In laymans terms."You start putting it together."You think that someone may have caught on and grabbed Sloane so she could apply your theories and see if they could make a buck selling super steroids."He looks down and puts his head in his hands. He groans and continues your thought."If that is indeed what has happened then she is in more danger than we already thought. She isn't an actual chemist I am. She only knows the theory. Whatever they end up creating may as well be poison... and when they realize she can't give them what they want..."He goes quiet.>Who else knows about your research?>When did you last see her?>That will be all. (leave)>Write in.
>>3725364>>Who else knows about your research?
>>3725364>Who else knows about your research?>When did you last see her?>Did she mention anything strange the last few times you saw her?
>>3725364>Who else knows about your research?>When did you last see her?> Can you tell us how to contact the wife?
>>3725382You give Dr.Tyson a moment to collect himself before continuing with your questioning."Who else knows about your research?"He adjusts his glasses."My contact and liason at the MCFDA Dr.Butcher knows quite a bit about my research. Emily knows that we are working with narcotics but nothing beyond that. We've spoken a few times when she visited our workspace here to drop lunch off for Sloane on rare occasion."Sixer scoots closer to the table and leans in to be closer to the conversation.>>3725399"Did she go and mention anythin' funny last time you saw her?"The doctor shakes his head."No. She certainly seemed fine. It was just another day at the office.">>3725430F0R3M4N finishes his tea and sets his cup gently on the table."1S TH3R3 4 W4Y F0R US T0 C0NT4CT 3M1LY? 1T C0ULD B3 1MP0RT4NT."He gets up and finds a piece of paper and a pen. He jots down the address and hands it to you. It's about two blocks south from here.He ruffles his hair nervously and looks down worriedly."Please... please find her. She's become quite a good friend over the years and I'd really hate it if something awful were to happen. Not to mention if our research got into the wrong hands.">You can count on us.>We'll try our best.>We can't make any promises, but we'll see what we can find out.>We're gonna bring her back. I promise.>Write in.
>>3725483>>You can count on us.
>>3725483>You can count on us.
So where do we go first?
>>3725483>We'll try our best.>>3725492Emily's first, we need to cover all our bases and she may have additional information. A good place to start would be her usual hangouts, routes between them and her home, and any unusual behavior or things the wife may have seen.
>>3725486>>3725488You get a strong feeling determination that burns in your gut. Finally... after weeks of waiting and recovering and feeling like a failure here it is. Your chance to really help somebody. "You can count on us doctor."He smiles. The light of the room reflecting off his glasses. "I'm certain that you lot can find Sloane and bring her back. I have the utmost faith in you."After exchanging a few more words you and the other members of your team are back on the street corner in front of the apartment building.Sixer turns to face you and F0REM4N."I'm gonna head over to the Neon district. I know a few folks there that keep their ears pretty darn low to the ground. I'll give y'all a call if I find anything interestin'"He hops back on the paycycle and goes off toward the eastern part of the city.F0R3M4N turns to you."1 W1LL 4CC0MP4NY Y0U SP3CT3R. WH3R3 SH0ULD W3 L00K F1RST?">Check in with Emily.(Sloane's wife)>Check in at the MCFDA.(Dr.Butcher)>Head to the Neon district with Sixer.>Write in.
>>3725529>Check in with Emily.(Sloane's wife)Sixer should be handle himself, and the wife will know the most about Sloane so she's a good place to start.
>>3725529>Check in with Emily.(Sloane's wife)
>>3725529>>Check in with Emily.(Sloane's wife)
>>3725533>>3725534>>3725540>>3725542"Let's go talk to Emily. Maybe she can give us more information on Sloane."F0R3M4N nods and you two walk south until you reach a small two story house with flower beds in front. A walkway connects the pavement to the porch and is linked by a concrete ramp.You and F0R3M4N walk to the porch and knock on the door. You hear movement from inside as a delicate voice calls out."I'm coming! Just a moment."The door opens inward and inside you see a pale woman with golden blond hair. She is wearing a simple white sundress with a red shawl drapped over her shoulders. She is in a motorized wheel chair, you notice the form of her legs stops just a little before the dress ends. She is clearly missing both her legs below the knees. Her eyes are a strange shade of hazel. "Hello! Is there something I can help you with?"You step forward a bit."We're with SIR. We wanted to know if we could speak to you about your wife."F0R3M4N approaches the door."W0ULD 1T B3 4LR1GHT 1F W3 C4M3 1N MS...."She smiles and nods."Fürst. Emily Fürst. My wife and I kept our maiden names when we married. Please come in."F0R3M4N ducks down to squeeze through the doorway and you follow behind. You enter into what appears to be a sitting room. There are tables adornes with vases of varying styles and complexities and on the wall is a large oil painting depicting the green glow and vapor of Raydon Canyon. She rolls herself in front of a small coffee table and asks you to sit on the couch adjacent. As you sit she clears her throat."I suppose you'd like to know more about my Sloane. Please ask away. If it can help you find her I'll answer anything."Her hands are crossed in her lap. They are clasped tightly together. She's clearly upset but doesn't want to show it.>How long have you been together?>How long have you been disabled?>What was the last thing you talked about?>How would you describe her?>What was her routine after work?>How much do you know about her work with Dr.Tyson?>Write in.
>>3725570>How would you describe her?>How much do you know about her work with Dr.Tyson?>What was her routine after work?
>>3725570>AllWe need to know it all.
>>3725570>>How long have you been together? >>What was the last thing you talked about?>>What was her routine after work?>>How much do you know about her work with Dr.Tyson?
>>3725575Do we really need to know for how long she's been disabled?
To summarize what we know so far.Days since going missing: 3Missing person is Sloane, female, unknown age and description. Name indicates British descent. Last known location Metro City, Neon District.Works as an assistant for Dr. Albert Tyson. Works with him under the supervision of the Metro City Food and Drug Administration studying the effects of the drug Nitro on human beings. Research is overseen through the Dr.Butcher who presumably delivers reports to the MCFDA. Studies show that it may possibly awaken dormant Apex genes in humans possessing it, and boosting the abilities of those who don't.Married to one Emily Fürst, disabled.>>3725581Could be possible motive for her interest in Dr.Albert's research. Enhancer like that, who knows what you could do. Maybe awaken a dormant Apex gene in a lover. Or make a buck selling it off and buy her some topnotch cybernetics. No piece of information is too small.
>>3725570>>What was the last thing you talked about?>>How would you describe her?>>What was her routine after work?>>How much do you know about her work with Dr.Tyson?
>>3725572>>3725575>>3725580"How long have you been together?"She smiles, seemingly at a memory of times passed."We met back in college 9 years ago. I was studying mutant history and culture at MCU and she was getting her masters in biochemistry. We met at a party being held by a mutual friend and we just hit it off. We were dating for 2 years before I had my accident..." She places a hand on the cap of her knee. "We decided life was too short and got married. We've been together since. After we grauduated I fell into a bad depression and found the arts as a coping mechanism. She worked in various labs and in lots of research groups before finding her calling with Dr.Tyson."F0R3M4N leans in a bit. The couch creaks with his weight."WH4T W4S SH3 L1K3 0UTS1D3 0F W0RK?"Emily shifts her gaze to F0R3M4N."She's.... amazing. If she really wanted to she could have gotten her doctorate years ago. She just enjoys working with others too much to go further. She says it's just as important helping great minds than trying to prove to others you have one. She is very passionate about her work with Albert. She's told me a bit about how it could help so many people. To turn something so vulgar and use it to help people... it's hard to not be proud."She looks like she's going to cry. You can only imagine how hard this must be for her. You hate this but you have to keep pushing forward."What was her routine after work? Did she always come straight home."Emily wipes away a tear."Ummm... sometimes. She felt like we needed some more variety so once every week for the past month she comes home with take out martian food. She says its straight from Little Mars. You know, that burrough by the Neon District."Yeah you know of it. After Mars cracked in half a few centuries back during the Plutonian invasion the refugees and survivors spread out all over Earth finding new places to settle. Quite a few ended up in a slum here and overtime, with a little hardwork, they turned it into a thriving community famous for its xeno-commodities. Pretty good food too.She looks like shes at the end of her rope."I'm sorry. I know this is a hard time for you but anything could be important. What was the last thing you talked about?"She sighs deeply and takes a breath. She steels herself for her next answer."She said she loved me. She said she and Dr.Tyson had made a huge breakthrough in their work and she couldn't wait to present it to the MCFDA next week. She was practically floating she was so happy. She said she loved me and she kissed me on the cheek... and then she didn't come home."Emily is crying now. Not sobbing. She is just holding her self and trying to be okay and failing as tears roll down her cheek and fall on the skirt of her dress.F0R3M4N gets up and walks over to her. From his pocket he pulls out a folded hankerchief and gently hands it to her. She takes it and wipes her tear streaked face.Multipost (1/2)
>>3725617"1T W1LL B3 0K4Y MS.FÜRST. W3 4R3 W0RK1NG H4RD T0 F1ND H3R. W3 H4V3 4 TRUST3D T34MM4T3 L00K1NG F0R H3R 4S W3 SP34K."She hands back the kercheif and smiles at F0R3M4N."Thank you. Thank you both so much. Is there anything else I can do to help?">Can we see her room?>Did she ever do or say anything strange?>That will be all. Thank you for everything.>Write in.Multipost(2/2)
>>3725617>Can we see her room?>Did she ever do or say anything strange?
>>3725624>>Can we see her room?
>>3725624>>Can we see her room?>>Did she ever do or say anything strange?
You give her a few moments to collect herself before you ask your next question. Thank god F0R3M4N is here. He seems to have more experience with these things."W4S SH3 4CT1NG PECUL14R 0R 1N 4NY W4Y 4T 4LL UNL1K3 H3RS3LF B3F0R3 H3R D1S4PP34R4NC3?"Emily shakes her head."Not in the slightest. Everything seemed okay. If she was troubled she never let on."Damn it. Maybe you should try something else."Could we see her room? Maybe she left behind a clue."Emily whispers a thank you to F0R3M4N and then turns her chair to face you."Of course. Please follow me. It's upstairs."You follow her to a stair case leading up to the second floor. Along the banister is an elevating mechanism that Emily attaches her chair to and activates, taking her up smoothly as you follow behind.She leads you to what is clearly a master bedroom. Its a simple room with a large bed and a couple nightstands along with a dresser. On one of the night stands is a photo of Emily and Sloane. You hadn't seen a picture of the missing person so this is your first time seeing her. She has bobbed black hair and a beauty mark under her right eye. She has dark brown eyes and a tattoo of an eye on her collar bone."Over here."You and F0R3M4N turn and see her open what looks like a walk in closet. Instead of clothes in side are few familiar file boxes and a rather pricey looking computer sitting atop a black desk. It even has holotouch display. Emily gestures into the makeshift office."If there is anything important she left it would be in here."Roll 1d20 to investigate.(Best of 3)
>>3726117is this how you do it?
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3726117
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3726117
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>3726117
>>3726131I did it.
>>3726131After digging through her papers to see if anything stands out you find a half of a page dated a few weeks ago. It looks more like a journal entry than scientific notes.* God damn it. Another set back. We are running out of raw materials. Gorlox said with the next shipment we should have enough Nitro to finish my experiments. It's astounding really. The things you can do with enough...*The page ends there. If only you had the other half. You show the torn half to F0R3M4N. He hums with his worn synthesizer."SH3 M3NT10NS A 'G0RL0X'. TH4T 1S 4 M4RT14N N4M3. TH3 -0X SUFF1X D3N0T3S TH3 N4M3 4S M4SCUL1N3."You nod. Well... that's a lead at least. You exit the office space and outside the door Emily is waiting for you."So did you find anything?"You pause... what should you tell her?>She was in contact with a martian. It sounds like she was working on something outside of her work with Dr.Tyson.>Nothing conclusive. But you've been a big help.>Write in.
>>3726302>Nothing conclusive. But you've been a big help.
>>3726302>>Nothing conclusive. But you've been a big help.
>>3726302>Working with a Martian Pick up the phone cause I called it.png
>>3726310>>3726313>>3726334>>3726407Something... something is very clearly up here. You are pretty sure whatever Dr.Tyson has going on with the MCFDA doesn't involve shipments or shady martians. You're no xenophobe but clearly something isn't right with whatever Sloane and that martian are up to. It's probably best to keep her out of the loop for now. No need to make her worry."Nothing conclusive, but talking to you has given us a lot to work with. Thank you for your help."F0R3M4N turns and looks down at you. His single red eye looks into and for a second before he gives you a single nod. It looks like he agrees."W3 W1LL S33 0URS3LVES 0UT. TH4NK Y0U F0R Y0UR C00P3R4T10N MS.FÜRST."You put a hand on Emily's shoulder."We will let you know if we find anything else."She smiles at you. You look into her eyes. There is hope in them... you begin to worry. You better not let her down. A short moment later you find yourself back on the street with F0R3M4N.F0R3M4N turns to you about to speak when your phone rings. It's Sixer."Howdy y'all. I just got done with my little venture out here. I think I know who we can talk to about our missin' researcher. How bou't y'all. You two find anythin' out while I was gone."You give him the low down on what you learned from Emily and the torn page."Hmmmm... Sounds mighty suspicious. Well... what do you wanna do?">Let's go see this lead you found.>Meet us at the MCFDA.>Meet us at Little Mars.
>>3726602>>Let's go see this lead you found.
>>3726602>>Let's go see this lead you found.INB4 we lose the other eye
>>3726602>Let's go see this lead you found
>>3726637 why did you jinx it
>>3726602>Tell us bout this lead
>>3726602>Let's go see this lead you found.Either sixer heard rumors of a new drug production site, or seen shipments and personnel moving around. With two leads it can help lower the search area to find the the Doctor.
Congrats QM, you're a father. 2 new capeshit quests just popped out within days of yours.
>>3726618>>3726637>>3726640>>3726662>>3726996You think it'd be best to meet up and see what Sixer found whil he was away. You reply to Sixer."We're on our way. Where should we meetyou?""Do y'all know about Rioletti's?"F0REM4N nods."Y3S. TH3 CYB3RN3T1CS SH0P. V3RY P0PUL4R W1TH TH3 CYB0RG P0PUL4T10N. WHY?""Yeah. He's the lead. See y'all when you get here pardners."After freerunning your way to the Neon District you hop off a building a block away from Rioletti's. You jog the rest of the way and around a corner you see Sixer.You spot him through the neon lit glass window panes of the shop. Past the displays of various upgradable hidden weaponry and many models cybernetic limbs. He's talking emphatically with a large potbellied man with his arms crossed, presumably Rioletti. He does not look amused in the slightest. As you approach the shop door Sixer turns and sees you. He hustles over to the door and brings you inside."C'mon in y'all."Rioletti harumphs."No. Go ahead. I love it when non-customers enter my shop. Please. Come on in. Shit on my floor while you're at it. Or perhaps you'd prefer to go and kick my childhood pet? Sixer you dumb hick... I told you already I'm not saying anything. If you talk around here it's bad for business. So you and your cape chumps can beat it."As you reach the counter more of his features begin to stand out. He doesn't have eyes... or not real ones anyway. Melded into his sockets are telescoping lenses and his left ear is capped with a metal dome with a red ring of light on its outward face. You can hear a wierd skittering beneath the desk. Best not to question it right now.F0R3M4N pulls you aside and attempts to whisper to you. He is very bad at it."TH1S W1LL B3 D1FF1CULT. H0W D0 Y0U SUPP0S3 W3 C0NVINC3 H1M T0 T4LK?"He has a point...>What do you say to convince Rioletti to talk?(Write in.)
>>3727318Attacking a man like him in his own shop isn't wise so let's try to do it the sweet way. Offer to make a large purchase to upgrade Foreman in return for the information.
>>3727318Ask Sixer, is the information stored elsewhere ? If it is we could user our phasing power to "borrow" it for a while.
To Be Continued. This is what I get for running two quests on a rotation schedule. Wannabe Hero Quest #2 should be back soon. Time to go back to being Teeth.
>>3727389Don't forget to archive this
>>3727398 Way ahead of you bromigo.
>>3727318>>What do you say to convince Rioletti to talk?(Write in.)The fastest way to get us out of here is to tell us what we need to know. It's a lot worse for business having three capes hanging around like a bad smell.