2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

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2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by KahlessNestor » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:13 am

Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Time: 1000
Weather: Normal for season (cold); light wind; no precipitation
Location: Guardian Tower/Chicago
Scene Modifiers
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  • Visibility: Clear
Round 0

Saturday morning, and the students who had come to be known on campus as the President’s “special class”, with more or less envious or sarcastic connotations about their intelligence, were gathered for brunch in the dining room of the President’s Manor. Saturday was normally a day for them to sleep in a bit later before PT and then team training after breakfast, but this morning PT had been canceled, and instead they had been invited to brunch, much to the envy of their fellow students. After all, even excellent cafeteria food was still cafeteria food, and at the manor they could have cooked to order by Ms. Todd herself!
Brunch
What’s your special to order meal for brunch?
As the students chatted, laughed, and joked, the television was on in the corner, not a normal occurrence, as meals at the manor tended to be a bit more formal. Currently sitting around the table with the students were school president Dr. Paul Helios, head of security and physical education teacher Caleb Black, head of housekeeping Tamar Todd, business/economics teacher Esperanza Roman, and school physician Dr. Zoe Desatu.

“Good morning, Chicago!” a pretty, blonde female reporter in an inset screen greeted the hosts of Good Morning Chicago before the screen filled with the reporter’s features as she stood in front of a large crowd of people behind barricades. “Cassandra Nunez reporting live from Guardians Park outside Guardians Tower at Columbus and Randolph. As you can see behind me, there are quite a few people here already for the opening day of Guardians Appreciation Week here in Chicago, when everyone’s favorite superhero franchise join fans in celebrating the good the team has done throughout history, and heroes mingle with fans in supporting their favorite charities. There is quite the roster on the docket today, including retired members like Guardians founder The Highwayman, and even appearances by members of the new international teams. As you can see, the excitement is electric, with fans even dressed as their favorite Guardian, with their action figures and books for the heroes to sign.”

Dr. Helios turned down the volume a bit as he sipped his tea. “So we have a little treat planned for you students today,” he said. “I thought you might like to go and attend the Guardians Day festivities and visit Guardians Tower. Ms. Roman has lent us the use of her limousine, and you can feel free to choose your chaperone.”
Interlude instructions
What do you know about the Guardians? How does your character feel about them? Do you have a favorite Guardian? Write about one (or more) of the options below and take a Benny. Also, choose who you would like to chaperone your field trip.
  • Write about your favorite Guardian. Is he/she still on the team? Which team? (New York/Guardians East/Gotham Guardians, Chicago/Guardians Midwest/Windy City Guardians, or Los Angeles/Guardians West/Guardian Angels).
  • Write about a Guardian villain.
  • Write about a former Guardian who was recently released from the team for being a mutant.


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Team:
Rob Marks/Volo
Cailean Blythe/Highlander
Jason Konig/????
Samuel Franklin/Probe
Katherine “Kat” Wilhelm/Hexx
Constance Abels/Chance
Shanice Walker/Winger

GM Bennies: 7/7
GM Notes
101st GM Bennies: 8/8
Whiskey Pete 4/2
Mia 4/2

Rising Stars GM Bennies 8/8

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Volo » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:40 am

Rob was okay with the idea of seeing the Guardians. But this whole chaperone everywhere thing was getting old. “I do not see the value of a chaperone I have been jumping from Paris to London, even back to home for a couple years now. Why do you insist on always giving us baby sitters?” Rob rarely had outburst like that, he liked to work hard normally. But seeing the Guardian would be awesome. Seeing them with an escort could be humiliating.

When came down to it though he would go with Ms. Roman, she was hot and that was at least pleasant. Thinking on it Rob wondered, what are the chances Watchtower would be there? He was the best of the Guardians, his abilities also strongly mimics Rob’s own. Maybe he would be able to learn something by watching the Telepathic master at work. Heck maybe just meeting him face to face would be cool. Rob did not follow the guardians like he should. He really did not think if he had to he could even name 5 members that were not on the New York team.

Hum, he really needed to study supers more. If he was going to end up in conflicts with villains then he needed to understand them and know what their weaknesses were.
Status & Resources
Wounds: 0
Fatigue: 0

Conviction: 1 (Awarded by GM for creation of Dave Clanika)

Bennies: 0
  • +3 Quarterly reset
    -1 Running Away
    -1 Still running away
    -1 You guessed it still running away
Volo
Rob Marks - I'm not a thief...

Rank: Novice Experience: 0 Advances Left: 0
Race: Human
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace: 6 Parry: 4 Toughness: 5

Skills
  • Athletics (Ag) d6 (1)
  • Academics d4 (1)
  • Battle d4 (1)
  • Common Knowledge (Sm) d4 (0)
  • Driving d6 (2)
  • Fighting (Ag) d4 (1)
  • Notice (Sm) d6 (1)
  • Persuasion (Sp) d6 (1)
  • Stealth (Ag) d4 (0)
  • Research d4 (1)
  • Streetwise (Sm) d4 (1)
  • Wishing (Sm) d6 (2)

Hindrances
  • Curious (Major): The character wants to know about everything.
  • Mild Mannered (Minor): –2 to Intimidation rolls.
  • Loyal (Minor): The hero is loyal to his friends and allies.
  • Overconfident (SK-Major): Having had little to no trouble in life since his powers manifested. Rob believes he can do anything, and has trouble catching on that there are others with a lot more power than him.

Edges
  • Wish (Filthy Rich: Volo can simply wish things to happen. This has worked out to him having access to as many resources as he needs.)
  • Power Points: Volo has an additional 5 power points for 35 total.

Powers (20+Super Karma+Edge = 35)
  • Subtle Desires: Super Edge (2) (Elan)
  • Wish: Super Skill (3) (+3 Super Sorcery trapped as Wishing)
  • Wishing: Super Sorcery 10 (20)
  • Untapped Potential (10)

Gear
  • Rob can get just about any gear he wants. He has cash and can frequently wish what he needs into being.

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Hexx » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:09 am

Kat, who had actually managed to drop the attitude for a bit (aided, no doubt, by the appearance of chicken and waffles on her plate), shifts gears with the Guardian announcement, muttering mostly to herself, but probably audible to those sitting next to her. "And of course, if we don't want to go pay public homage to the oh-so-politically correct folks who kicked out the Gardener for being a filthy mutie, I'm sure we've got a list of chores waiting for us around here. Fine." More vocally, then, she nods. "I vote for Hot Momma. We go out there with Glitz, we'll get swarmed by papparazzi, and Sgt. Spook will just make everyone wonder who we are and why we need a bodyguard. Pretty sure Tamar can go full Governess without even needing to buy a new frock."

The Gardener was not only a mutant, he was also probably one of the most politically vocal members of the Guardians while he was on their roster, constantly deriding Western nations for their anti-environmental and anti-conservation policies. He probably would've been pushed out of the group before the current wave of anti-mutant sentiment, if it weren't for the fact that he was also one of the more powerful members--he could control plants, command and summon animals and turn the weather on his opponents. Since his ouster, he's gone quiet, occasionally showing up to protect Greenpeace ships and other environmental activists who skirt the law in the course of their protests. Of course, this has only fed anti-mutant prejudice in some parts of the political spectrum.
Katarina "Kat" Wilhelm, aka Hexx
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Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: Toughness: 5
Skills: Athletics d4 (Throwing d10); Common Knowledge d6 (+2 nefarious activities)
Notice d6; Persuasion d4 (-1, or +1 when Networking streets); Stealth d4; Taunt d6 (d12+2)
Academics d6; Intimidate d4 (+2 when Networking streets); Gambling d6; Thievery d6
Perform d4
Hindrances: Overconfident (Major); Suspicious (Major): Others Support her at -2; Mean (Minor): -1 Persuasion; Vengeful (Minor): Get payback, always; violence usually not required
Edges: SPC SuperPowers; Streetwise: +2 Intimidation/Persuasion Networking with shady characters, Common Know rolls for criminal activities
Humiliate: Free Reroll on Taunt Tests
Strong-Willed: +2 on Smarts/Spirit Opposed Resistance Rolls
Bennies: 3/3
Powers:
Jinx: Foes Mishap on 1 or 2
Negation: RTA, Roll Opposed Spirit, Succ/Raise = -1 DT targeted Trait
Malfunction: 12", Spirit (0/-2/-4/-6)
Gifted: Never Unskilled
Uncanny Reflexes: -2 to be hit, Agility to evade AoE
Danger Sense: Notice to start combat on Hold when ambushed
Fearless
Super-Skills: Taunt, Athletics/Throwing

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by KahlessNestor » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:46 am

“Why do you insist on always giving us baby sitters?” Rob asked.

“Because you are underage and the responsibility of the school,” Dr. Helios pointed out. “Did your old school allow you to go places unchaperoned?”
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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Hexx » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:19 am

KahlessNestor wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:46 am
“Why do you insist on always giving us baby sitters?” Rob asked.

“Because you are underage and the responsibility of the school,” Dr. Helios pointed out. “Did your old school allow you to go places unchaperoned?”
Kat laughs at this. "Dude, some of us were in public schools. There were times when we weren't chaperoned in the school. And yeah, formal school trips usually had a teacher who would come along and sit in the coffeeshop or whatever, they didn't care what we got up to outside of class time."
Katarina "Kat" Wilhelm, aka Hexx
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Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: Toughness: 5
Skills: Athletics d4 (Throwing d10); Common Knowledge d6 (+2 nefarious activities)
Notice d6; Persuasion d4 (-1, or +1 when Networking streets); Stealth d4; Taunt d6 (d12+2)
Academics d6; Intimidate d4 (+2 when Networking streets); Gambling d6; Thievery d6
Perform d4
Hindrances: Overconfident (Major); Suspicious (Major): Others Support her at -2; Mean (Minor): -1 Persuasion; Vengeful (Minor): Get payback, always; violence usually not required
Edges: SPC SuperPowers; Streetwise: +2 Intimidation/Persuasion Networking with shady characters, Common Know rolls for criminal activities
Humiliate: Free Reroll on Taunt Tests
Strong-Willed: +2 on Smarts/Spirit Opposed Resistance Rolls
Bennies: 3/3
Powers:
Jinx: Foes Mishap on 1 or 2
Negation: RTA, Roll Opposed Spirit, Succ/Raise = -1 DT targeted Trait
Malfunction: 12", Spirit (0/-2/-4/-6)
Gifted: Never Unskilled
Uncanny Reflexes: -2 to be hit, Agility to evade AoE
Danger Sense: Notice to start combat on Hold when ambushed
Fearless
Super-Skills: Taunt, Athletics/Throwing

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Probe » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:36 pm

Peter adores Ion Angel, the Guardian with the winged battlesuit. She is in the East Cost branch, and has a wide variety of tech additions that she can vary her suit with. Every time she appears in public, he enjoys trying to guess what any new item is before it is used.

He finds the villain called Von Neumann Assembler frightening, a mechanical villain who starts from small reproducing parts and increases in size and ability as more parts join. He is frightening because he keeps coming back, they never seem to find all the reproducing parts so that even if the main mass is destroyed, he comes back again...and seems to remember every prior fight so defeating him keeps getting harder.

He thinks about the Mutant called Freak Show, his power was that he could disassemble his body and animate the parts separately. He was also nearly indestructible as any damaged parts would grow back. He was not popular...most people found his powers grotesque, but he was effective.

In the question of staff joining them, he comments, "I have no objection to having a Chaperone. It is pretty much like any other school trip really. I am not picky about who, but prefer a guy, because I do not want to embarrass myself trying to talk to a girl."
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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by KahlessNestor » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:53 am

Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Time: 1005
Weather: Normal for season (cold); light wind; no precipitation
Location: Guardian Tower/Chicago
Scene Modifiers
  • Light: Bright
  • Visibility: Clear
Round 0

“You are decidedly not at a public school any longer,” Dr. Helios reminded Kat.

“Have you given us reason to trust you on your own?” Caleb pointed out. “And maybe you need a female chaperone, Sam, to to get some practice.”

“Well, it is a public event,” Esperanza pointed out. “And I could spend the time shopping on the Mile.” She smiled

“Ah suppose as long as they keep their phones an’ IDs on ‘em, it shouldn’t be a problem,” Tamar said. “An’ show up at a prearranged meet up after the events.”

“If we trust them,” Caleb pointed out, looking at the teenagers.
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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Highlander » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:12 am

"If we are going, let's go."

Looking at the other teens, "The status quo as well as the odds are certainly against us."

"I am quite certain that Doctor Helios and staff are well equipped to put us on ice should we get out of line. Besides Nexus is still looking for us and we give even a hint of our powers out and away from campus and there won't be a place we can hide or call safe."

Taking a step cl'oser to the photos of the Guardians, Caelian looks back at Dr. Helios and the other staffers. "Super heroes and mutants. My father taught me how to focus on the Super human and the individual. I guess their costumes are all right and their powers are ok, I honestly don't see much to be impressed with."

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Hexx » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:11 am

KahlessNestor wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:53 am


“You are decidedly not at a public school any longer,” Dr. Helios reminded Kat.
Kat rolls her eyes. "Course not. But you asked a question based on our past experiences, apparently forgetting that they won't always match the one-percenter offspring that seem to form the majority of the students here. Don't worry, I'm sure after awhile we'll all be so focused on the gilding we won't even notice the bars."
“Ah suppose as long as they keep their phones an’ IDs on ‘em, it shouldn’t be a problem,” Tamar said. “An’ show up at a prearranged meet up after the events.”

“If we trust them,” Caleb pointed out, looking at the teenagers.

Kat snaps her head towards Caleb. "In case you haven't noticed, Sgt. Spook, we've all been toeing the line since we got here. You've all made it very clear that our choices are Nexus robot sex slaves, homeless street kids trying to stay off the radar, or this place. Congrats, you've managed to beat out that oh-so-tempting competition."

She pushes her not-quite finished breakfast (a rarity) away from herself.
Katarina "Kat" Wilhelm, aka Hexx
Rising Star
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: Toughness: 5
Skills: Athletics d4 (Throwing d10); Common Knowledge d6 (+2 nefarious activities)
Notice d6; Persuasion d4 (-1, or +1 when Networking streets); Stealth d4; Taunt d6 (d12+2)
Academics d6; Intimidate d4 (+2 when Networking streets); Gambling d6; Thievery d6
Perform d4
Hindrances: Overconfident (Major); Suspicious (Major): Others Support her at -2; Mean (Minor): -1 Persuasion; Vengeful (Minor): Get payback, always; violence usually not required
Edges: SPC SuperPowers; Streetwise: +2 Intimidation/Persuasion Networking with shady characters, Common Know rolls for criminal activities
Humiliate: Free Reroll on Taunt Tests
Strong-Willed: +2 on Smarts/Spirit Opposed Resistance Rolls
Bennies: 3/3
Powers:
Jinx: Foes Mishap on 1 or 2
Negation: RTA, Roll Opposed Spirit, Succ/Raise = -1 DT targeted Trait
Malfunction: 12", Spirit (0/-2/-4/-6)
Gifted: Never Unskilled
Uncanny Reflexes: -2 to be hit, Agility to evade AoE
Danger Sense: Notice to start combat on Hold when ambushed
Fearless
Super-Skills: Taunt, Athletics/Throwing

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Probe » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:08 am

Sam is eating his German Toast with strawberry-Maple Syrup and pineapple-orange juice, enjoying the treat, he looks up at at Caleb, "If you want, but she has to be ready to take what may come out of my mouth."

He will either sound insulting or perverted, depending...
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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Hexx » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:56 pm

Probe wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:08 am
Sam is eating his German Toast with strawberry-Maple Syrup and pineapple-orange juice, enjoying the treat, he looks up at at Caleb, "If you want, but she has to be ready to take what may come out of my mouth."

He will either sound insulting or perverted, depending...
Kat tilts her head. "Too easy, even for me."
Katarina "Kat" Wilhelm, aka Hexx
Rising Star
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: Toughness: 5
Skills: Athletics d4 (Throwing d10); Common Knowledge d6 (+2 nefarious activities)
Notice d6; Persuasion d4 (-1, or +1 when Networking streets); Stealth d4; Taunt d6 (d12+2)
Academics d6; Intimidate d4 (+2 when Networking streets); Gambling d6; Thievery d6
Perform d4
Hindrances: Overconfident (Major); Suspicious (Major): Others Support her at -2; Mean (Minor): -1 Persuasion; Vengeful (Minor): Get payback, always; violence usually not required
Edges: SPC SuperPowers; Streetwise: +2 Intimidation/Persuasion Networking with shady characters, Common Know rolls for criminal activities
Humiliate: Free Reroll on Taunt Tests
Strong-Willed: +2 on Smarts/Spirit Opposed Resistance Rolls
Bennies: 3/3
Powers:
Jinx: Foes Mishap on 1 or 2
Negation: RTA, Roll Opposed Spirit, Succ/Raise = -1 DT targeted Trait
Malfunction: 12", Spirit (0/-2/-4/-6)
Gifted: Never Unskilled
Uncanny Reflexes: -2 to be hit, Agility to evade AoE
Danger Sense: Notice to start combat on Hold when ambushed
Fearless
Super-Skills: Taunt, Athletics/Throwing

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Volo » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:01 am

Rob listens as they discuss the arrangements. They can say what they want about trust, but he is here by choice. Then when Probe starts making strong innuendo's Rob nearly spits out his drink, waiting for Kat to slap him or something. But she takes it in turn without setting him straight. Rob's face turns a little flush for a second as he busies himself turning away to get some water so his face could not be seen.
Status & Resources
Wounds: 0
Fatigue: 0

Conviction: 1 (Awarded by GM for creation of Dave Clanika)

Bennies: 0
  • +3 Quarterly reset
    -1 Running Away
    -1 Still running away
    -1 You guessed it still running away
Volo
Rob Marks - I'm not a thief...

Rank: Novice Experience: 0 Advances Left: 0
Race: Human
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace: 6 Parry: 4 Toughness: 5

Skills
  • Athletics (Ag) d6 (1)
  • Academics d4 (1)
  • Battle d4 (1)
  • Common Knowledge (Sm) d4 (0)
  • Driving d6 (2)
  • Fighting (Ag) d4 (1)
  • Notice (Sm) d6 (1)
  • Persuasion (Sp) d6 (1)
  • Stealth (Ag) d4 (0)
  • Research d4 (1)
  • Streetwise (Sm) d4 (1)
  • Wishing (Sm) d6 (2)

Hindrances
  • Curious (Major): The character wants to know about everything.
  • Mild Mannered (Minor): –2 to Intimidation rolls.
  • Loyal (Minor): The hero is loyal to his friends and allies.
  • Overconfident (SK-Major): Having had little to no trouble in life since his powers manifested. Rob believes he can do anything, and has trouble catching on that there are others with a lot more power than him.

Edges
  • Wish (Filthy Rich: Volo can simply wish things to happen. This has worked out to him having access to as many resources as he needs.)
  • Power Points: Volo has an additional 5 power points for 35 total.

Powers (20+Super Karma+Edge = 35)
  • Subtle Desires: Super Edge (2) (Elan)
  • Wish: Super Skill (3) (+3 Super Sorcery trapped as Wishing)
  • Wishing: Super Sorcery 10 (20)
  • Untapped Potential (10)

Gear
  • Rob can get just about any gear he wants. He has cash and can frequently wish what he needs into being.

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by KahlessNestor » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:48 am

Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Time: 1200
Weather: Normal for season (cold); light wind; no precipitation
Location: Guardian Tower/Chicago
Scene Modifiers
  • Light: Bright
  • Visibility: Clear
Round 0

"Superheroes and mutants. My father taught me how to focus on the Super human and the individual. I guess their costumes are all right and their powers are ok, I honestly don't see much to be impressed with," Caelian said.

Dr. Helios smiled. “They are human, just like the rest of us,” he said. “Judge a man by his fruit, as they say. Or a woman.” He smiled at Kat. “They were founded to do good and oppose evil.” He got a distant look in his blue eyes.

"In case you haven't noticed, Sgt. Spook, we've all been toeing the line since we got here. You've all made it very clear that our choices are Nexus robot sex slaves, homeless street kids trying to stay off the radar, or this place. Congrats, you've managed to beat out that oh-so-tempting competition," Katt snapped at Caleb.

“You forgot the other option. Dead,” Caleb deadpanned.

“Mr. Black,” Dr. Helios scolded lightly. “They are full of youthful vim and vigor. A little rebelliousness is to be expected.”

Caleb’s dark eyes grew darker. “They aren’t the ones that have to pick out the casket,” he said darkly, getting up and taking Katt’s dishes and his own to the kitchen.

Dr. Helios looked sadly after Caleb.

((Feel free to continue RP, of course))

***

Not long after, the students were piled into a beautiful white stretch limo parked in front of the president’s manor. Other students, wandering the grounds enjoying their weekend, gawked at the “President’s Class”, whispering and pointing. Esperanza leaned against the side of the vehicle. “Consider this a test,” the beautiful Italian woman said. She was wearing her holographic disguise. “Behave yourselves. Keep your ID and phone on you. Carlos will drop you off at Guardian Tower. You have passes for the events inside. Carlos will pick you up outside of Guardian Park at four. Call if there’s trouble, and someone will be there. I had Tamar stock the minbar with things for you if you get thirsty or get the munchies.”

It took about an hour to get downtown. Some streets were blocked off around Guardian Tower for the crowds, but the Millenium Park parking garage was still accessible, and made a decent place to drop off, requiring only walking a couple blocks through the park to the tower.

The line to get in was a bit long, but the VIP passes the students held sped things up when they presented them to security that was working the crowd and the doors. They were dressed in standard black and grey security uniforms, with black jackets that read SECURITY on the back. They wore red berets as well, and both jackets and berets were emblazoned with a logo of a black canine head with large ears and an Egyptian headdress.
Common Knowledge
The logo is the symbol of Anubis Security. You know that Anubis Security is one of the largest security firms in the country, providing security for event spaces, home security systems and monitoring, protective services to celebrities and politicians, and also doing contract work in war zones. They are also one of three corporate entities that make up Nexus.
Smiling and friendly docents were welcoming everyone at the door and forming them up into groups for entering Guardian Hall, the large, open public space on the first floor of the tower. A large, open space with pictures of all current and former Guardians, the space was a sort of museum of superheroes, with memorabilia on display for the public to see, and a somber wall of the fallen in honor of those who had given their lives fighting for justice.

A temporary stage had been set up against the far wall, coopting the reception desk, for the Guardian Days presentations. To the left was an area for taking photographs with various cardboard cutouts of the Guardians, some of which had holes for sticking your face in. Another line was to pay for photos with actual Guardians.

To the right, a large sign indicated Highwayman Auditorium, named after one of the founding members of the Guardians, with a concession stand nearby, as well as the gift shop to go through before exiting the building.

Inside was crowded with people. Security inside was more of the Men In Black variety, but still sporting the jackal-headed Egyptian logo on their lapels, discreetly standing along the walls and near doorways and the bank of elevators that went further up the tower.

***

Team:
Rob Marks/Volo
Cailean Blythe/Highlander
Jason Konig/????
Samuel Franklin/Probe
Katherine “Kat” Wilhelm/Hexx
Constance Abels/Chance
Shanice Walker/Winger

GM Bennies: 7/7
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Whiskey Pete 4/2
Mia 4/2

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Probe » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:33 am

The ride was long enough to get boring, Sam spent it working on a sketch for a device he is working on. Figuring out where the gears, pulleys, and braces would be. It helps, when using his power, to have an exact design to follow.
OOC Comments
Just thinking here, Sam should presumably make an Engineering roll for creating any complex devices...when he does something more complicated than melee weapons.
He keeps an eye on the Anubis Security guards, not that he suspects them as such, but security is the logical group to replace (or reprogram) if you are going to stage an attack. Public gatherings like this are often the scene of highly publicized attacks...being public they ARE always highly publicized, and are frequently the subject of rants by groups that dislike superheroes and claim that they are as much of a public menace as those they fight.
OOC Comments
Notice 1d8+2 = 8: 6, Wild Notice 1d6+2 = 6: 4 8= 1 raise
Common Knowledge: 1d6 = 6: 6, Wild CK 1d6 = 4: 4 CK Ace 1d6 = 4: 4 10 = 1 raise
Sam gets in the line to have his picture taken beside the standee of Ion Angel, and to put his head into the image of Celestial Dragon the team martial artist. He is supposed to be a kid, so acting the part is expected. He does not have the money to get his picture taken with any of the real members, though he makes a play of asking about it. He knows he will be refused, but not asking would be out of character.

He heads over to the desk to see what the schedule is supposed to be.
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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Volo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:28 am

Rob watched Caleb leave, a slight frown on his face. He did not know what you are supposed to say in a situation like that. He honestly felt bad for Caleb, but he could not feel anything for some man he did not know. Did that make him some kind of psychopath, or was that normal? Even trying to think what it would be like to have his mom lost, he does not know. He would be angry, and he would start working on revenge hardcore. But Caleb just seemed to be going through the motions. Maybe this was something he would learn as he grew into adulthood.


OOC Comments
Common Knowledge 1d6 = 5: 5
Wild 1d6 = 1: 1

Academics 1d6 = 1: 1
Wild 1d6 = 5: 5
Upon arriving at the tower Rob was feeling pretty paranoid. This was his first trip away from the school and his had his powers focused fully on awareness. Concentrating on a wish as they traveled he heightened his senses to the point he could see through walls and even brief moments into the future.

Before getting out of the vehicle Rob sees the Anubis Security people and instantly was on alert as Volo. Having the villains who kidnapped them before providing security made him as uncomfortable as possible. Looking to the others he nodded. "Would you look at that. Nexus's main military arm." He said making sure no one missed the threat. Thinking to himself I suppose that means the Guardians may as well be already brain drained. "May want to stay real alert for trouble I guess. Could be these are just honest guys here for their jobs. But my guess would be trouble in waiting. Ha, Anubis, fits. Something tells me they are focused less on the protector of the dead thing, and more on the god of death side."

Getting out of the vehicle he tries to act as casual as possible. But for a teenager, 'acting casual' is more likely to fail than succeed. There where so many things he wanted to see around this facility. But no way was he interested in being kidnapped again.

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Power Arrangement
5 Heightened Senses 1 (Super Sense; Hearing +2, Spatial Sense +2)
2 Danger Sense
3 Notice +3 die types
Status & Resources
Wounds: 0
Fatigue: 0

Conviction: 1 (Awarded by GM for creation of Dave Clanika)

Bennies: 0
  • +3 Quarterly reset
    -1 Running Away
    -1 Still running away
    -1 You guessed it still running away
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Rank: Novice Experience: 0 Advances Left: 0
Race: Human
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace: 6 Parry: 4 Toughness: 5

Skills
  • Athletics (Ag) d6 (1)
  • Academics d4 (1)
  • Battle d4 (1)
  • Common Knowledge (Sm) d4 (0)
  • Driving d6 (2)
  • Fighting (Ag) d4 (1)
  • Notice (Sm) d6 (1)
  • Persuasion (Sp) d6 (1)
  • Stealth (Ag) d4 (0)
  • Research d4 (1)
  • Streetwise (Sm) d4 (1)
  • Wishing (Sm) d6 (2)

Hindrances
  • Curious (Major): The character wants to know about everything.
  • Mild Mannered (Minor): –2 to Intimidation rolls.
  • Loyal (Minor): The hero is loyal to his friends and allies.
  • Overconfident (SK-Major): Having had little to no trouble in life since his powers manifested. Rob believes he can do anything, and has trouble catching on that there are others with a lot more power than him.

Edges
  • Wish (Filthy Rich: Volo can simply wish things to happen. This has worked out to him having access to as many resources as he needs.)
  • Power Points: Volo has an additional 5 power points for 35 total.

Powers (20+Super Karma+Edge = 35)
  • Subtle Desires: Super Edge (2) (Elan)
  • Wish: Super Skill (3) (+3 Super Sorcery trapped as Wishing)
  • Wishing: Super Sorcery 10 (20)
  • Untapped Potential (10)

Gear
  • Rob can get just about any gear he wants. He has cash and can frequently wish what he needs into being.

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Hexx » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:40 am

Kat is only knocked off kilter for a moment; by the time Caleb is leaving, she matches his deadpan. "No casket, just a bag of fertilizer. You can plant a tree as my marker. There's a company that takes care of it all."

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OOC Comments
Common Knowledge 1d6 = 3: 3
Wild CK 1d6 = 6: 6 ACE 1d6+6 = 10: 4
Kat's own suspicions are pretty much confirmed as they see the Anubis Security goons. Standing in the atrium and looking around at the black-clad, death-god insignia-wearing security and the various activities being offered (so many of them involving additional expenditures of cash), she just grins. "Mmm... fascism and capitalism. They go together like vaginas and penises." This, of course, is said just loudly enough for the boys in the group to overhear--no reason not to throw them off their game a bit.

Wearing the oversized leather jacket she got from Esperanza, she skulks about the place. In many ways, she's better at being an 'ordinary teenager' than Rob is, because for the most part, she is one--specifically, a sullen, hostile teen who is unimpressed by things that adults think are important.

Her real focus is watching the Jackals (as they've now become marked in her mind), watching for any sign of lapsing. Specifically, if she has a chance to get one of those nifty red berets.....
Katarina "Kat" Wilhelm, aka Hexx
Rising Star
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: Toughness: 5
Skills: Athletics d4 (Throwing d10); Common Knowledge d6 (+2 nefarious activities)
Notice d6; Persuasion d4 (-1, or +1 when Networking streets); Stealth d4; Taunt d6 (d12+2)
Academics d6; Intimidate d4 (+2 when Networking streets); Gambling d6; Thievery d6
Perform d4
Hindrances: Overconfident (Major); Suspicious (Major): Others Support her at -2; Mean (Minor): -1 Persuasion; Vengeful (Minor): Get payback, always; violence usually not required
Edges: SPC SuperPowers; Streetwise: +2 Intimidation/Persuasion Networking with shady characters, Common Know rolls for criminal activities
Humiliate: Free Reroll on Taunt Tests
Strong-Willed: +2 on Smarts/Spirit Opposed Resistance Rolls
Bennies: 3/3
Powers:
Jinx: Foes Mishap on 1 or 2
Negation: RTA, Roll Opposed Spirit, Succ/Raise = -1 DT targeted Trait
Malfunction: 12", Spirit (0/-2/-4/-6)
Gifted: Never Unskilled
Uncanny Reflexes: -2 to be hit, Agility to evade AoE
Danger Sense: Notice to start combat on Hold when ambushed
Fearless
Super-Skills: Taunt, Athletics/Throwing

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Highlander » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:58 pm

Anubis Security ID, Common Knowledge 9
[*] Common Knowledge (1d6) 1d6 = 6: 6
[*] Aced! CK (1d6+6) 1d6+6 = 7: 1
[*] Wild (1d6) 1d6 = 6: 6
[*] Aced! Wild (1d6+6) 1d6+6 = 9: 3
Caelian notices the security. In someways he wished that he hadn't noticed. He wonders if Nexus had sent some of these goons to take care of his father and retrieve him.

Part of him thinks this meeting is too soon. Another part of him thinks that it did not come soon enough.

"The hounds go before the foxes. Expect trouble."

Caelian debates on whether it would be better to take a stealthy approach to finding more information or just wait and be observent.

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Winger » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:37 pm

Shanice doesn't care who the chaperone is. All she cares about is being unnoticed and easily forgotten, and that was even before arriving to a building full of nazis. She's got various people's money together and a long list to work through. This trip is all about shopping for souvenirs and waiting in lines to get them signed for friends and family. She pretty worried about the supers seeing through her holo at handshake range, so she ends up being just as nervous to meet heroes as any fawning fanatic fangirl, even when she's meeting some obscure hero she's barely or never heard of and is meeting for someone else's sake.
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dad's favorite hero
kicked out mutant
nuclear meltdown vengeance villian
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common knowledge 1d4 = 2: 2
wild comknow 1d6 = 5: 5
Shanice "Winger" Walker
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Shanice "Winger" Walker
14yo, rectangle-athletic

Agility:d6 Smarts:d6 Spirit:d6 Strength:d6 Vigor:d6

Pace:6(d6) Parry:6 Toughness:5(13w/FF) Size:0

d4: CommonKnowledge(Sm) Electronics(Sm) Healing(Sm) Intimidate(Sp) Performance(Sp) Persuasion(Sp) Research(Sm) Science(Sm) Stealth(Ag) Survival(Sm) Taunt(Sm)

d6: Athletics(Ag) Fight(Ag) Notice(Sm)

d12: ForceControlFight(Ag)

Hinderences: Habit(Major/SKarma)Caffeine Ruthless(Minor) Loyal(Minor) DeathWish(Minor) DistinctiveAppearance(Minor)

Edges: Linguist(Spa/Fre/ASL) TeamPlayer AB+PPE

Powers: ForceControl(8)+ForceField+Heavy Flight(5)48"/120mph SuperSkill(3)Fighting Burrowing(1)(req:Forcefield) Parry(1) Deflection(1)
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Agility:d6
d4: Stealth
d6: Athletics Fight
d12: Fight(ForceControl)

Smarts:d6
d4: CommonKnowledge Electronics Healing Research Science Survival Taunt
d6: Notice

Spirit:d6
d4: Intimidate Performance Persuasion

Strength:d6
Vigor:d6

Pace:6(d6)
Parry:6
Toughness:5(13w/FF)
Size:0

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Re: 2.1 Legions of Adoring Fans (Interlude/RP)

Post by Hexx » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:01 am

OOC Comments
Thievery 1d6 = 4: 4
Wild Thievery 1d6 = 6: 6 ACE 1d6+6 = 11: 5
Kat sees the opportunity she was looking for--a few of the guards from outside coming in, presumably for a shift-change, checking in at the service desk. One of them is clearly flirting a bit with the receptionist, who isn't completely unreceptive--and during said exchange, he's taken his hat off and set it to one side on the counter. She slips off the jacket, and walks over to the desk, butting in the way any self-absorbed 14-year-old might. She sets the leather coat on the counter--on top of the beret. Smiling sweetly, she asks, "Excuse me, it's a bit hotter in here than I expected. Do you have, like, a bank of those lockers they use in amusement parks to hold stuff?"

Regardless of the answer she receives, she thanks the woman for her time, gives a side-eye to the guard, and then looks back to the woman and winks in WAY too obvious a fashion, causing the woman to blush, which of course draws all the guard's attention back to the receptionist. Kat then slides the jacket off the counter, and heads off into the crowd again, beret under the coat draped over her arm. Of course, if she was directed to the bank of lockers, she goes there first.
Katarina "Kat" Wilhelm, aka Hexx
Rising Star
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: Toughness: 5
Skills: Athletics d4 (Throwing d10); Common Knowledge d6 (+2 nefarious activities)
Notice d6; Persuasion d4 (-1, or +1 when Networking streets); Stealth d4; Taunt d6 (d12+2)
Academics d6; Intimidate d4 (+2 when Networking streets); Gambling d6; Thievery d6
Perform d4
Hindrances: Overconfident (Major); Suspicious (Major): Others Support her at -2; Mean (Minor): -1 Persuasion; Vengeful (Minor): Get payback, always; violence usually not required
Edges: SPC SuperPowers; Streetwise: +2 Intimidation/Persuasion Networking with shady characters, Common Know rolls for criminal activities
Humiliate: Free Reroll on Taunt Tests
Strong-Willed: +2 on Smarts/Spirit Opposed Resistance Rolls
Bennies: 3/3
Powers:
Jinx: Foes Mishap on 1 or 2
Negation: RTA, Roll Opposed Spirit, Succ/Raise = -1 DT targeted Trait
Malfunction: 12", Spirit (0/-2/-4/-6)
Gifted: Never Unskilled
Uncanny Reflexes: -2 to be hit, Agility to evade AoE
Danger Sense: Notice to start combat on Hold when ambushed
Fearless
Super-Skills: Taunt, Athletics/Throwing

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