Atlantis.   Posted by The Editor.Group: 0
The Editor
 GM, 68 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 04:20
Atlantis
(OOC: Please make a swimming roll)

You can see the domed, underwater marvel that is Atlantis come into view.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 107 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 05:04
Atlantis
22

This really wasn't Levi's best day swimming, but that was okay.  She was fine with Art winning this time; the rivalry was the fun part!

"Atlantis is so amazing," she said.  "I really ought to visit it more often."
Aquaman
 NPC, 15 posts
 Sea King
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 05:09
Atlantis
"J-Just give me a second," Aquaman said, clearly very out of breathe.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 108 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 05:47
Atlantis
"Oh, sure," said Levi.  She floated around, observing the city from various angles.  So amazing!

"So, what do I need to know about who's who in Atlantis these days?  I never really got to visit it much before..."
Aquaman
 NPC, 16 posts
 Sea King
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 06:04
Atlantis
"There is Mera, my fiancÚ," Aquaman said. "And Garth, my ward."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 109 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 06:13
Atlantis
"Okay, cool," said Levi.  "I'd really like to meet them!  But is there anyone I need to watch out for...?"
Aquaman
 NPC, 17 posts
 Sea King
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 06:22
Atlantis
"I am suspicious of my half-brother Orm. He is currently my advisor, but I worry he's plotting something," Aquaman said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 110 posts
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 21:27
Atlantis
"Got it," said Levi.  "Well, when you're ready, let's go!"
Aquaman
 NPC, 18 posts
 Sea King
Mon 12 Jul 2021
at 22:49
Atlantis
Arthur brought you to the royal library. There were books and scrolls laid out on a table.

"This is everything we've managed to find. It seems that some of the ancient Atlanteans managed to escape the sinking by traveling to an alternant world. It goes to reason that perhaps someone on this or the other side did the same recently."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 111 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 04:57
Atlantis
Levi looked them over carefully, in great detail.  With her speed, it wouldn't take long.
The Editor
 GM, 69 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 05:01
Atlantis
It does lay out a rather complicated ritual that with a blood sacrifice, one could open a portal to a "Mirror World". The ritual doesn't make much sense beyond that, given you have no experience with magic.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 112 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 05:30
Atlantis
"Well, it's magic, so I have no idea how this would work," said Levi.  "But where have you been seeing things?"
Aquaman
 NPC, 19 posts
 Sea King
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 05:36
Atlantis
"We haven't found a pattern yet," Aquaman said rolling out a map of Atlantis that had x's on parts of it.

(OOC: Int check)
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 113 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 05:40
Atlantis
20
The Editor
 GM, 70 posts
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 06:01
Atlantis
You can see a bit of a pattern, most of them somewhat near the palace.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 114 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 01:49
Atlantis
"...I think a lot of these are near the palace?" said Levi.  "It's hard to know what to do about them unless I see one."
Aquaman
 NPC, 20 posts
 Sea King
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 02:22
Atlantis
"Hmm. You're right. The problem is that the palace is so large, that doesn't narrow down what they could be after," Aquaman said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 115 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 03:28
Atlantis
"Well, talk me through one of these incidents," said Levi.  "What happens?"
Aquaman
 NPC, 21 posts
 Sea King
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 03:58
Atlantis
"It's mostly been citizens seeing people they new in strange places, dressed as soldiers while they knew the person in question was elsewhere," Arthur said. "They mostly seemed to be scouting out the location."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 116 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 04:32
Atlantis
"Soldiers scouting is bad," said Levi.  "Hey, can you change your guard's uniforms, make them something distinctive to minimize confusion with these new people?  And, um, you should probably step up security on strategically important places.  Like, a lot.  Make sure that doubles can't just order the guards on the armor or power rooms to let them in or something."
Aquaman
 NPC, 22 posts
 Sea King
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 04:56
Atlantis
"The uniforms are already different and I've got as many guards as I can spare stationed here. The palace is where we keep most of our most powerful magic," Aquaman said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 117 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 06:04
Atlantis
"Well, good," said Levi.  "Try and be ready-- if they look like you guys, they could have spies learning your plans.  Try and account for that, I guess."
Aquaman
 NPC, 23 posts
 Sea King
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 06:06
Atlantis
"Would you like to stay to have a meal as a guest of honour?" Aquaman asked.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 118 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 06:23
Atlantis
"Sure, thanks!" said Levi.
Aquaman
 NPC, 24 posts
 Sea King
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 07:45
Atlantis
Aquaman (and some guards trailing behind) lead you to the dining hall. You do recognize Aqualad there. He smiles when he sees you. There is also a beautiful woman in green with long red hair as well.

"Leviathan, this is my fiance, Mera," Aquaman said. "Mera, this is my good friend Leviathan."

"Hi, Levi!" Garth said.

"I'm sure you remember Aqualad."

This message was last edited by the player at 07:45, Wed 14 July.

Leviathan McNaught
 player, 119 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 22:35
Atlantis
"Good to see you again, Garth!" said Levi.  "And it's a pleasure, Mira.  How have things been here?"
Mera
 NPC, 1 post
 Future Queen
 Water Bender
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 22:59
Atlantis
"Mostly good, Arthur has been worrying over this new issue," Mera said. "I take it that you're here to help us. I thank you for your help."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 120 posts
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 23:24
Atlantis
"Oh, it's no problem," said Levi.  "...I can't do that much about the magic that they may be using to come here, though.  It's not my field at all."
Mera
 NPC, 2 posts
 Future Queen
 Water Bender
Wed 14 Jul 2021
at 23:29
Atlantis
"Still, Arthur has talked about you quite often," Mera said. "You are a powerful warrior."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 121 posts
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 00:10
Atlantis
Levi laughed awkwardly.

"Well, I suppose I am," she said.  "...it's not my first choice of thing to do, for certain reasons, but yes, I can fight to protect Atlantis."
Aqualad
 NPC, 1 post
 Garth
 Excitable
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 00:31
Atlantis
"She's really good at science!" Garth said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 122 posts
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 03:35
Atlantis
Levi laughed awkwardly at that.

"Well, I'm very good at life sciences," she said.  "I'm all right at the other parts of it.  I mean, I'm good, but I live in a city with someone who's a better physicist..."
Mera
 NPC, 3 posts
 Future Queen
 Water Bender
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 03:58
Atlantis
"It's certainly interesting. Atlantis has focused mostly on magic," Mera said as the servants began to bring in the meal.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 123 posts
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 04:43
Atlantis
"Magic, huh?" said Levi.  "Do you have a way to test for magic?  See if something magical is about to happen?"
Aqualad
 NPC, 2 posts
 Garth
 Excitable
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 04:50
Atlantis
"Oooo! I know this one!" Garth said. "It depends entirely on what's happening, but generally yes."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 124 posts
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 05:13
Atlantis
"So do you have some sorcerers looking for the incursions?" Levi asked.
Aqualad
 NPC, 3 posts
 Garth
 Excitable
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 05:28
Atlantis
"We'll try, there are...other matters a lot of them are busy with," Aquaman said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 125 posts
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 05:44
Atlantis
"Got a lot of other stuff going on?" Levi asked.  "Like what?"
Aquaman
 NPC, 25 posts
 Sea King
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 05:56
Atlantis
Aquaman looked over at Mera.

"Since you are a friend of Atlantis...we found several powerful artifacts in newly discovered ruins," Aquaman said. "Most of the mages are there investigating them."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 126 posts
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 06:00
Atlantis
That sounded a bit dangerous...

"All right," said Levi.  "Well, you obviously shouldn't ignore that.  Um... how's Orm doing lately?"
Aquaman
 NPC, 26 posts
 Sea King
Thu 15 Jul 2021
at 06:04
Atlantis
"He seems fine. I haven't seen him today and he declined the dinner invitation," Aquaman said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 127 posts
Fri 16 Jul 2021
at 03:47
Atlantis
"Well, he might not like outsiders," said Levi.  "...but he might also realize that if you're all here paying attention to me, you aren't watching him.  But he's got other chances for that, so it might not mean anything."
Aqualad
 NPC, 4 posts
 Garth
 Excitable
Fri 16 Jul 2021
at 04:56
Atlantis
"What's your favourite food, Aunt Levi?" Garth asked. "I like that seaweed salad they make all the time."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 128 posts
Fri 16 Jul 2021
at 05:48
Atlantis
"Well, lots of things, honestly," said Levi.  "I like tuna, but I also like the little bony fish, like sardines and anchovies.  All the bones are good for you!"
Aqualad
 NPC, 5 posts
 Garth
 Excitable
Fri 16 Jul 2021
at 06:00
Atlantis
"Those are pretty good," Garth said as he dug into the food.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 129 posts
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 04:12
Atlantis
"Yep!" said Levi.  "I'm still growing, too, so I need lots of protein and minerals."
Aqualad
 NPC, 6 posts
 Garth
 Excitable
Sat 17 Jul 2021
at 04:18
Atlantis
"Really? Aren't you a grown up?" Garth asked.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 130 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 01:05
Atlantis
Levi laughed awkwardly.

"Well, I am... but I haven't stopped growing.  I don't think I'm going to anytime soon, either."
Aqualad
 NPC, 7 posts
 Garth
 Excitable
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 01:31
Atlantis
"But you're already so big!" Garth said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 131 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 02:57
Atlantis
"Well, yes, but not really," said Levi.  "I'm very big for a human or an Atlantean.  But I'm tiny compared to so many things that live in the ocean, or even on land!"
Aqualad
 NPC, 8 posts
 Garth
 Excitable
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 03:45
Atlantis
"Yeah, going on land is cool! There they have all kinds of villains to fight! Like the Fisherman or Creature King!" Aqualad said excitedly. "Pow! Bam!"

"Garth dear, I know you're excited, but tone it down a bit," Mera said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 132 posts
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 04:11
Atlantis
"Well, don't you have some villains in the water, too?" said Levi.  "I know the Fisherman goes out to sea, for example."
Aqualad
 NPC, 9 posts
 Garth
 Excitable
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 04:16
Atlantis
"Yeah, but his base is on land!" Garth said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 133 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 01:09
Atlantis
"That's true," said Levi.  "But your real advantage on fighting him would be to be in the water, if you can arrange it."
Aqualad
 NPC, 10 posts
 Garth
 Excitable
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 01:52
Atlantis
"Oooh! That makes sense!" Garth said.

Arthur cleared his throat, as if to say something but a soldier burst into the room.

"Your Majesty! I bring news!" the soldier said.

"Out with it then," Arthur said.

"We are under attack, your Majesty! They came through mystic portals!"

"To battle then," Arthur said, standing and looking at you. "I will humbly request your help."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 134 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 02:39
Atlantis
"Well, of course!" said Levi, stepping clear of the table.  "Which way are they?"
The Editor
 GM, 71 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 02:44
Atlantis
"This way!" the soldier said, heading out of the dining hall and brought you to atop one of the walls. There you could see a large group of differently dressed soldiers, being led by a woman who looked a lot like Mera.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 135 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 03:10
Atlantis
"All right," said Levi.  "I'll go soften them up."

She was abruptly right in front of the Mera-alike, and she ROARED.

The shockwave, underwater, caused cavitation bubbles and sonoluminescence.  It was spectacular.

Area Damage 13
The Editor
 GM, 72 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 03:20
Atlantis
The attack blew back several soldiers, leaving just the Mera lookalike.

"Siren," Aquaman said. "Makes sense that it'd be you."

(OOC: Initiative.)
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 136 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 03:58
Atlantis
5
Aquaman
 NPC, 27 posts
 Sea King
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 04:09
Atlantis
Aquaman swam forward and crashed into several of the soldiers, knocking them about like bowling pins. Garth came in as well, taking one out.

(OOC: Go)
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 137 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 05:32
Atlantis
Levi went straight for Siren, intending to give her a powerful swimming punch.

All-Out Attack 5 gives me a 15, Damage 16
The Editor
 GM, 73 posts
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 05:35
Atlantis
Siren dodged out of the way of your punch and slashed at you with a hard water sword.

(OOC: That is a 26 DC toughness save)
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 138 posts
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 01:18
Atlantis
20:15, Today: Leviathan McNaught rolled 34 using 1d20+18 ((16)).

The hard-water splashed off Leviathan without any effect.

"I'm sorry," she said, "but I'm a bigger, scarier monster than you."  And she went for a headbutt.

All-Out Attack 5 is 24 this time, Damage 16
The Editor
 GM, 74 posts
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 02:07
Atlantis
The powerful blow stunned Siren, leaving her soldiers to grab her and start to flee back into the portal.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 139 posts
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 02:20
Atlantis
Levi roared after them again as they retreated.  If she inflicted damage now, it might discourage them from trying again.
The Editor
 GM, 75 posts
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 03:08
Atlantis
Your attack sent a small group of soldiers flying through the portal.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 140 posts
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 03:31
Atlantis
"Are there any more breakthroughs?" Levi asked.  "Is anybody hurt?"
Aquaman
 NPC, 28 posts
 Sea King
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 03:50
Atlantis
"It went surprisingly well, mostly thanks to your help," Aquaman said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 141 posts
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 04:42
Atlantis
"Good, good," said Levi.  "Um, they had Evil Mera.  If they have Evil You, that could get bad, with all the sea life around here... or, wait.  You could probably cancel each other out, right?  That wouldn't be too bad."
Aquaman
 NPC, 29 posts
 Sea King
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 05:24
Atlantis
"Siren isn't really an evil Mera," Aquaman said. "She's Mera's twin sister."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 142 posts
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 05:31
Atlantis
"Oh," said Levi.  "...wait.  So she's not from a parallel world?"
Aquaman
 NPC, 30 posts
 Sea King
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 06:02
Atlantis
"She must have been the one that stole the information on the ritual to try and recruit an army," Aquaman said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 143 posts
Wed 21 Jul 2021
at 02:05
Atlantis
"Ah," said Levi.  "...she got away.  Sorry about that.  You might have more trouble later."
Aquaman
 NPC, 31 posts
 Sea King
Wed 21 Jul 2021
at 02:18
Atlantis
"I doubt that dimension will be interested in invading again," Aquaman said.
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 144 posts
Wed 21 Jul 2021
at 02:33
Atlantis
"Yes, but she may try something else," said Levi.  "...she might not find a better opportunity, though."
Aquaman
 NPC, 32 posts
 Sea King
Wed 21 Jul 2021
at 02:45
Atlantis
"We'll be ready," Arthur said. "Thank you again. I can award you a medal if you'd like."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 145 posts
Wed 21 Jul 2021
at 04:11
Atlantis
Levi laughed.

"That's all right," she said.  "We all contributed.  I was your guest at dinner; I helped clean up.  That's all!"
Aquaman
 NPC, 33 posts
 Sea King
Wed 21 Jul 2021
at 05:08
Atlantis
"You are a friend of Atlantis though," Aquaman said. "You or your friend are welcome anytime!"
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 146 posts
Wed 21 Jul 2021
at 22:59
Atlantis
"Thank you," said Levi, bowing her head.  "I'm honored, Art.  Is there anything else I can do to help here for now?  I ought to get back soon.  I'm sure the press is going to want to ask me questions about everything that's happened lately."
Aquaman
 NPC, 34 posts
 Sea King
Thu 22 Jul 2021
at 04:17
Atlantis
Arthur laughed.

"No, no, you've done enough."
Leviathan McNaught
 player, 147 posts
Thu 22 Jul 2021
at 05:11
Atlantis
"All right," said Levi.  "Well, um, keep in touch."

She returned home to check messages... and maybe give that cute reporter from the Daily Planet a call if she hadn't already called.  You know.  Just to be sure.