An abandoned warehouse.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 3 posts
Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 03:53
An abandoned warehouse
Blue Mask sat on a chair lightly, balanced on the balls of his feet.  He had to be old-- at least fifty or sixty-- but he appeared to be alert and energetic behind the fabled blue mask that gave him his name.  (No one knew who he really was, to this day.  He'd been believed to be dead, though, until he'd started discretely contacting people...)  He had a couple of duffel bags next to him, and had opened one of them.

"All right, kids," he said.  "I've been talking to each of you separately; now we're all together.  Things are going down tonight, and someone needs to be ready to act.  As you might have heard, the Power Company, who'd normally be protecting this area, are caught up in that crazy Hellgate business in Australia; the police can't handle this one.  Tonight, two different batches of thieves are going to be selling the Pschent of Montu and the Pectoral of Maahes to a buyer-- Diana Matarella.  The problem is that these are tremendously powerful artifacts, containing the power of ancient Egyptian war-gods, and if Diana gets her hands on both of them, she could probably take out half the city.  And she probably would, too."

A well-dressed young man nodded, and said, quietly, "Yes, she probably would."  He was slim, a bit short, but graceful.  He'd brought a gym bag as well.

"...So this is the kind of thing I've been recruiting all of you for," Blue Mask continued.  "I'd hoped to have more time to train you, have you work on team tactics, but this has all come to a head very quickly, and we've got about half an hour before the thieves arrive to the meet-up in that warehouse next to us.  We need to work out a plan, and move out in half  an hour.  You should probably talk to each other about who you are, and what you can do... and in case you're hesitating to do that, you all have the same thing in common.  You're all the children of crime-lords, supervillains, whatever.  And you're all here because you want to fix some of the harm your parents have done."

The young man who'd spoken didn't talk first, but he began to reach into his bag for something.

The two young women who were there were both extremely distinctive, unmistakable figures.  One was a brown-haired, small, slender teen with glasses; she had been using a tablet while Blue Mask talked, possibly taking notes.  She looked around at the others alertly, but it wasn't clear how she'd contribute-- she was in some kind of wheelchair that encased her lower limbs entirely, with odd, octagonal structures where the wheels ought to be.  She was dressed practically in some kind of grey, long-sleeved shirt.

The other was tall, with long, pale-blonde (almost white) hair and skin, and large red eyes.  She'd dressed in a short black dress with pink highlights, and was grinning.  There was no missing the large, black, bat-like wings on her back, however...
Lovebird
 player, 2 posts
 Susan Smith
 Flying Archer
Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 04:30
An abandoned warehouse
Lovebird raised her hand.

"What do these artifacts do? You kind of skipped over that part."
Blue Mask
 NPC, 1 post
Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 05:00
An abandoned warehouse
"Channel the power of Egyptian war-gods," Blue Mask answered.  "Stories are vague, but they bring great power, the ability to conquer, and a lot of destruction when they come together.  We need to keep them separate, and stop anyone from wearing them.  And bring them back here-- I've got some gear to keep them safe until we can return them.  Anything else?"
Ugly Duckling
 player, 2 posts
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 00:21
An abandoned warehouse
"Any idea what gods?" Duckling asked. "I know more about Horus and Thoth than I ever wanted to."
Blue Mask
 NPC, 2 posts
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 02:59
An abandoned warehouse
"Well, Montu and Maahes," said Blue Mask, a bit dryly.  "Anything else...?"
Ugly Duckling
 player, 4 posts
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 03:35
An abandoned warehouse
"Montu has a falcon's head," Duckling said. "For the record." Her body language clearly said "If I have to know this shit, so do the rest of you."

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