Back Issues.   Posted by Justice.Group: 0
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 Justice isn't blind
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Sat 28 Sep 2019
at 19:20
Back Issues
To record events of the game and world that already happened in greater detail.
 GM, 1212 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Thu 3 Oct 2019
at 08:14
Back Issues: Birth of the Legacy Pt 1
Modern Parahuman Age: The Beginning.

While leaving a corporate Lab a parahuman known only as Flamethrower was confronted by the police. He unleashed his powers upon them, streams of fire bursting from his extended hands as the confused policeman darted towards cover, many of them not making it. He laughed as he continued to set fire to both police and the surrounding area. "Look at the little ants run! Burn ants! It's all you're good for!"

As Fate would have it Flamethrower was not the only extraordinary individual in the vicinity. Private Detective Friday Winters was only two blocks away, chasing down a lead when she heard the explosion of one of the police cars. Ducking into a nearby alley she pulled her scarf over her face and takes off into the night sky.

A few doors down a college student was leaving nearby bar, still grappling with the changes that had come with her powers, her transformation into some kind of amazon. She looked up as she heard the sounds of the chaos, before she could realize what was happening she was running towards the danger.

In the backroom of his bookstore Marcus Morris studied the mysterious tome his grandfather left him, learning it's ancient secrets. Suddenly he looked up sensing the death and chaos taking place, with a word and a gesture he was clad in flowing dark green robes with a hood that shadowed his face, and disappeared in a puff of smoke, reappearing on the scene.

Dragon Fist moved through the skies of Weston, patrolling as he pondered his new responsibility as the champion of light. He kept a watchful eye on the streets below for trouble, passing above the battle Dragon Fist's eyes widened beneath his helmet at the carnage below him and prepared to dive.

Laying on a rooftop with a pair of binoculars the man known as Hunter watched Leo Carbone, Capo in the Bertelli mob, learning as much as he could about his prey before he struck. He looked up as he heard the explosion, the sound almost making him feel like he was back in Afghanistand. Looking between his target and the chaos in the distance, he lowered himself down on his line and mounted his motorcycle, speeding off towards danger once again.

Mirage, the mysterious femme fatale, was meting out her own brand of justice on a group of thugs that had cornered a young woman. As her high heeled boot struck the head of the last of them she heard the explosion, with a dramatic sigh she dissapeared in a puff of crimson smoke.

Traveling along the electrical grid Hotwire materialized inside the same laboratory. His purpose twofold, unearth the corporations dirty secrets to release to the public, and 'liberate' an interesting piece of technology. His plans were disrupted when he saw the chaos outside.

The Heroes banded together and defeated Flamethrower as the rest of the policeman fled. In the aftermath of the battle Peregrine suggested a meeting place to take their prisoner back to, find out what was going on, and what this package he stole from the lab was, Above and Beyond Investigations.
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Mon 7 Oct 2019
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Back Issues: Birth of the Legacy Pt 2
The prisoner was on his knees hands manacled behind his back Peregrine's powers keeping him pacified. The rest of the group stood around in the detective's office. Peregrine knelt in front of Flamethrower her eyes screwed up in concentration. Dragon Fist stood slightly behind her, arms crossed as he stared at the prisoner. Hunter leaned against the wall in a corner of the room where he could see every entrance and exit. Mirage lounged languorously atop the desk. Hotwire sat in the office chair and Enigma and Valkyrie both sat in the two visitors chairs.

"I'm not getting much" Said Peregrine, the effort clear in her voice. "He's got some kind of shielding, and I don't think he put it there. I know he's working for someone and he was looking for something in that place, but I don't know if he got it."

"So we need to know who sent him and what exactly their up to" Enigma added from his seat, sipping a cup of tea he had conjured from thin air.

"What we?" Said Valkyrie, looking a bit uncomfortable, at least from as much of her expression that could be seen around her mask. She had kept it on, they all had. "We all just happened to show up to the same attack, we're not a team."

"That just means we are one created by fate rather than design" The wizard replied smugly.

"I don't know anything about Destiny." Replied Hunter from his corner. "But this doesn't sound like something I want going on in my city, and I don't think it's something I can handle alone. I know my  limits. But the most immediate question isn't who sent him or what their goals are, the question is, if we learned all we can from him, what do we do with him?"

"That's a good question, could an ordinary prison hold him?" Dragon Fist asked.

"If they could make some kind of fireproof cell." Hotwire added. "The materials are available, it's just a matter of building it and making it secure, he could be drugged until it was built. His powers seem to be mental in nature, so maybe something that disrupts his concentration? Or a device that emitted a frequency that disrupted mental type concentration based powers?"

"Maybe, but that'll take time. Can we keep him docile until then? And can the cops keep his buddies from getting him out?" Hunter asked the group.

"What are you getting at?" Said Dragon Fist.

"We could kill him. He's dangerous."

"What?" Said Dragon Fist, surprised and offended. "We can't kill people."

"While I'm not opposed to taking out an immediate threat if there's no other option" Mirage cooed from atop the desk. "I'm not exactly a fan of killing a man in  cold blood.

Suddenly there was a crackle of electricity and what seemed like sentient lightning emerged from the light socket and formed into a man. "Unfortunately, that decision is taken out of you guys' hands. The boss needs this guy." The man had a shaved head and wore a long leather coat and wore dark round sunglasses.

"You" Said Hotwire dumbfounded as he, and everyone else, stood to their feet. "You're like me."

"Not quite" said the man as he smiled and extended his hand, a bolt of lightning launching from his palm. Hotwire crackled as he disappeared into the electrical grid appearing in another section of the room. "I Guess not." He said as an arrow went flying into the intruders shoulder, causing him to cry out in pain. The man extended his other hand, sending another bolt at Hunter who rolled out of the way.

"Wait" Peregrine called to the others. "There's someone else here." A figure appeared out of nowhere, dressed like a ninja with wolf motif and carrying a pair of blades. He slashed at Flamethrower's manacles.

Now free Flamethrower threw flam at the rest of the heroes and the three ran out the door. The fledgling team gave chase, doing battle on the roof top as a helicopter came to retrieve the villains. Peregrine grappled with the helicopter, trying to keep them from escaping when everything stopped.

A man appeared in a dark purple suit with tunic and long flowing cape. He wore a golden band around his head. He looked at Peregrine and her arms let go of the helicopter of their own accord, and the vehicle remained suspended in air. The group was frozen, none of them able to move. "I tire of this chicanery." The figure said, and the villains, the mysterious figure, and the helicopter disappeared in an instant.

Inside, Enigma explained he recognized the figure as Brain. A powerful psychic who was a member of a secret team of powered people in world war two, along with his grandfather who was a wizard wielding the same magic tome he now used. Brain had found an ancient artifact called the psionatrix that had made him insanely powerful and drove him mad. The team decided to band together to stop him, and then, the phone rang.

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Sat 12 Oct 2019
at 13:55
Back Issues: Meeting the MachineSmith
Everyone stared at the office phone as it played the Mighty Mouse theme song.

"That is NOT the normal ringtone for that phone!" Peregrine insisted.

"I was more concerned if you were going to answer it." Hunter remarked dryly.

Peregrine picked up the phone and held it to her ear. "Put me on speakerphone please, everyone needs to hear what I have to say."  Said a digital sounding voice on the other line.

Peregrine put the phone down switching over to speaker. "Hello heroes, I see you've met Brain. I can help you beat him, but I need you to come to me."

"That doesn't exactly inspire confidence darling." Replied Mirage. "After what we just saw, and the story we just heard, what reason do we have to believe it's not a trap?"

"Desperation I suppose, Brain is powerful, but there is someone who was prepared for his attempted takeover. If you take the sewers to the corner of West Ave and Front St you'll find a door, code is 6395."

After a short debate and time to draw up contingency plans if it was a trap the group headed to the location which led to a secret underground base. They found their mysterious caller who called himself the MachineSmith, a man who's broken body had been attached to a computer so his mind may survive.

He revealed he was part of a secret team of superhumans during world war 2, and so was Brain. He also told them about Doctor Destiny, a combat medic who could see the future, among other things. He had written his predictions and the secret for beating Brain inside a series of coded diaries which he had hidden in various locations and the team needed to find them before Brain's minions did.