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Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

Is that... alcohol?



The shock of the blast in Stamford, Connecticut has finally started to wear off for the people of New York City. People have stepped back to catch their collective breath, and now they have decided to respond. The center of that response is Stark Tower in downtown Manhattan. Along the sidewalks, protesters march back and forth, holding signs with general slogans like "YOU LET KIDS DIE FOR A HAMMER," but also more specific ones like "MUTIE DOCTOR LIVES, HUMAN CHILDREN DIE. BAD TRADE" or the ever-popular standby, "ARREST SPIDER-MAN." Many others are demanding Stark Industries or Rand-Meachum rebuild Scranton as an apology. A group of mixed police and Stark Industries security personnel are working to allow people free passage to and from the building, but the crowd is unruly and the trip is not always easy.

At the top of the tower, the New Avengers: Iron Man, Doctor Strange, the Beast, and Iron Fist, are recovering from their battle with Dr. Doom in Broxton, Oklahoma, while also tracking down leads on the remaining Raft escapees. The top floors, which include Stark's armory, the R&D department, medical facilities, and living quarters, are securely sealed against any visitors. Other than the Avengers, only Stark's assistant Pepper Potts has security clearance to come and go as she pleases.

--------

Tony Stark looks out a floor-to-ceiling window in the lounge on the top floor, reflecting on the situation. "They're looking really angry down there," he concluded. He could tell because he had two doctorates.

Beast, hanging upside down from the ceiling lights and reading as he was keen to do, looked up. "Yes, well, they're worried. They need to be reassured. That used to be easy to do for you, you would build a new armor and everyone would be so impressed by it." There was a mischevious twinkle in Hank's feline eye as he said so, "but now, I think they want something a little more substantial."

Stark Tower's elevator door was absurdly quiet. It was, in fact, so quiet that nobody noticed that Pepper Potts had entered the room. "Well, speaking of substantial," she offered, "I have a guest here from SHIELD who is demanding to meet the Avengers. She was... very insistent. In fact, she's three floors down and told me that if I don't let her up, she'll climb all the way up herself and kick in your windows."

Tony looked at the assembled team and shrugged, "send her up, then. You know I don't like when people break my stuff." Moments later, in walked SHIELD Field Agent Jessica Drew.

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Meanwhile, down on the street, Sooraya Qadir, Dust, is trying to get past the crowd to enter the lobby of Stark Tower, while Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, sits in the lobby with a book and a notepad, watching the guards come and go along their assigned patrol routes just as she has the past two hours. Anyone who looked over her shoulder would see the elaborate notes and diagrams inside, but of course, she sits in a corner, no one behind her. The Incredible Hercules has heard word of the incredible battle that took place in Broxton, and is looking to offer his assistance for the next titanic clash between good and evil. As he found himself unable to get in through the lobby, he has begun leaping from rooftop to rooftop, hoping he can enter Stark Tower that way.

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Elsewhere in the city, a non-descript blonde woman picks up her mail from a P.O box just as she does every Wednesday at this time. Inside there are no letters, but there is a plane ticket and a note. It reads, I have a pickup for you. We'll have a car waiting for you when you land. -H Raven Darkholme nodded to herself and tucked the ticket away. Not much time before she needed to be at the airport, and she had a flight to catch.

Welcome to the IC thread! I hope I've given you a little something you can start off with and a vague direction to go in. Oh god I hope I don't screw up.

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Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

Master of Pumpkins


Black Cat
Affiliation: Solo d10; PP: 1; Stress: none

The brown haired, bespectacled, woman in pinstriped black office wear had been sitting in the lobby for hours, just as she had done every morning for the past week. It had been more than a bit difficult getting into the building today, what with the mob, but Stark security were doing a fantastic job escorting personnel in and out. And that's exactly what Jeanine Marlow, Stark industries newest accounting secretary, was counting on. It was always a lot easier to get into places with an invitation, even if it was meant for someone else.

She'd been keeping a close eye on the security staff in the lobby every morning, while she ate her breakfast. Jeanine liked to arrive for work as early as possible, to help her "acclimate to the work environment," she'd explained to anyone who asked. After two days, they stopped bothering her.

Watching the guards' movements, and noting their patterns, she was relieved for the distraction the protest was creating. She'd need to get at their main terminal in the security room down the hall, gain access to the system, and covertly grant herself security permissions for the 11th floor labs. The passive electronic security measures would only be a problem so long as Jeanine wasn't authorized to be there. Stark had designed his security with computers and hackers in mind. The human element was always his weak point.

Speaking of which, and right on cue, the weakest of human elements took his seat at the lobby security desk. Hector Luntz, a sweet, moderately overweight, balding man, with an interest in 70's cop shows rivaled only by Jeanine's. She'd spent plenty of time chatting with him the past few days, building up a nice rapport, dropping the occasional subtle flirtation, and she could tell the poor man was desperately interested in her. Exactly as she'd planned. Today things were going to go a little differently. Today Hector and Jeanine were going to need some privacy…

Unseemly as it is, Black Cat needs a weak link to get into the security room, and with so much going on outside, nobody will notice if poor Hector is away from his desk for a few minutes. Using her feminine charms, Black Cat will attempt to lure Mr. Luntz to the maintenance closet down the hall, next to the security room.

I'd like to spend my initial PP to create a Covert Expert resource, to reflect the cover identity I've set up. Assuming that either this is a transition scene, or there was an imaginary one just before this of course.
I'd also like to voluntarily activate my limit, shutting down my Cat Suit power set to gain 1PP. This is an undercover op for now.
Let me know if any of this isn't okay so I can make changes.

Dice pool is: Solo d10 = 10, Dangerously Alluring d8 = 3, Cover Identity Resource d6 = 6, and Psych Expert d8 = 5.
Total 16, effect d8.


pre:
Black Cat
Felicia Hardy (Secret)



Affiliations: Solo [D10], Buddy [D8], Team [D6]

Distinctions:
	Dangerously Alluring
	I’m No Hero
	World-Class Thief

Cat Suit:

Enhanced Reflexes: d8; Enhanced Senses: d8; Enhanced Speed: d8; Enhanced Strength: d8;  Leaping: d6; Swingline: d6
d8 (oh my, how did this happen?); Wall-Crawling: d6;

SFX: Cat Claws. Step back the highest die in your attack action pool to add a d6 to your and step up physical stress 
inflicted.
SFX: Focus. If your pool includes a Cat Suit power, you may replace two dice of equal size with one stepped-up die.
SFX: Multipower. Add more than one Cat Suit power to your pool. Step back each Cat Suit power die in your pool once 
for each die beyond the first.

Limit: Gear. Shutdown Cat Suit to gain 1 PP. Take an action vs. the doom pool to recover.

Specialties:
Acrobatic Expert: d8; Combat Expert: d8; Covert Expert: d8; Crime Expert: d8; Menace Expert: d8; Psych Expert: d8; 
Vehicle Expert: d8;

Milestones
"Questionable Ethics"
1 XP when you lie to someone who trusts you.
3 XP when you continue to hold on to a lie even though it will cause heroes to get into conflicts.
10 XP when you abandon a hero to his enemies for monetary gain, or you break an agreement in order to save another 
hero.
	
"My Ally, My Enemy"
1 XP when you visit a place you and Spider-Man frequented, encounter an enemy you fought together, or meet up with 
a mutual friend.
3 XP when you use your powers against Spider-Man.
10 XP when one of you switches sides, or one of you removes the other from the conflict.

Danger-Pumpkin fucked around with this message at Nov 18, 2013 around 22:35

Kellsterik
Mar 30, 2012


Dust
Solo D8, 1 PP, Stress n/a

Sooraya had learned over the past few years that a woman walking around in a niqab and abaya tended to attract a lot more attention after a disaster, but considering the nature of the Stamford tragedy, she was actually more concerned about showing she was a superhuman (much less a mutant) than a believer. So for today's business, she didn't wear the yellow sash that signified she was one of the X-men...not that she could have, since she'd left it in her room when she left the Mansion. She couldn't go back right now- even if she could stand to go to class after what had happened to her classmates who'd lost their powers, to Icarus- the O.N.E. Sentinel squad that the government had so kindly sent to protect them was blocking all traffic in and out. Getting out had been difficult enough, she wasn't looking forward to returning and having to explain why she'd left their protection. It was much, much too complicated, everything was right now. She needed to get in contact someone she could trust outside of the Institute- someone like Dr. McCoy.

She skirted along the edge of the crowd, toward the entrance guarded by police and Stark security. The circumstances weren't exactly ideal for an unannounced meeting, but then again, the circumstances made seeing Beast even more urgent. Unfortunately though, choosing not to indicate she was with the X-men would make it hard to schedule an appointment.

"Ladies and gentlemen, if you have official business in Stark Tower please get in line, take out your ID if you've got one, we'll try to get you inside just as soon as we can," a security guard droned against the chattering crowd. Not seeing much of an alternative, she shrugged wearily and squeezed past the security cordon to the back of the line of angry visitors and nervous professionals in officewear. A protester waved a printed sign in her direction as she got in line, startling her. The woman's eyes were hidden behind sunglasses but the slogan was easy to read: MUTIE DOCTOR LIVES, HUMAN CHILDREN DIE. BAD TRADE

Her eyes were wide, but her niqab hid the astonished fury on the rest of her face: the response mutant children die, human supremacists cheer boiled up automatically in her mind. Her fists clenched involuntarily, and before she could remind herself not to indulge these people she quietly stated "You know nothing."

quote:


DUST, pro-Registration model citizen
Sooraya Qadir (secret)
Solo D8 Buddy D6 Team D10

Distinctions:
Devout Adherent
Village Hero
Voice in the Wind
Mutant Avenger

SAND FORM
D8 Enhanced Durability
D8 Growth
D10 Intangibility
D6 Magical Resistance
D8 Psychic Resistance
D8 Sand Blast
D10 Sand Mastery
D8 Stretching
D8 Subsonic Flight
SFX: All Is Dust. When inflicting a sand- or dust-based complication on a target, add a d6 and step up your effect die.
SFX: Sandstorm. Against multiple targets, for each additional target add a d6 and keep an additional effect die.
SFX: Versatile. Replace Sand Mastery die with 2d8 or 3d6 on your next roll.
Limit: Mutant. When affected by mutant-specific complications or tech, earn 1 pp.
Limit: Turned to Glass. Step up physical stress from fire or heat to gain 1 pp, then replace physical stress with a Turned To Glass complication equal to your new physical stress.
Limit: Wind and Water. Step up physical stress from wind and water-based effects to gain 1 pp.

SPECIALTIES:
Combat Expert D8
Covert Expert D8

MILESTONES:
Flesh From Bone
1 XP when you discuss using lethal force.
3 XP when you inflict physical stress on an enemy with the intent to kill them.
10 XP when you train someone else to kill, or
decide that killing is wrong and vow to use your powers in non-lethal ways in the future.

Shy
1 XP when you close down a conversation with terse answers.
3 XP when you open up to one of your teammates.
10 XP when you decide that your teammates are not worth your trust and counsel, or vow to speak your mind and offer your thoughts.

TEST YOUR ALLEGIANCE
There are a few heroes who know they’ve chosen the right side, but you’re not one of them. You have friends on both sides, and you see them acting in ways you don’t consider exactly “heroic.” The side you’ve chosen might not be the right one after all.
1 XP when you confront another hero about the ethics of actions they’ve taken to help your side, or another hero confronts you about yours.
3 XP when you confess to another hero you’re not certain you’ve chosen the right side.
10 XP when you either cause enough emotional stress on another hero to force them to switch sides or react to emotional stress or trauma by switching sides yourself.

Kellsterik fucked around with this message at Oct 4, 2013 around 15:31

Lager
Mar 9, 2004

Give me the secret to the anti-puppet equation!

Hercules
Solo: d10, 1 pp, Stress: None

Hercules was excited to find some way inside Stark Tower - his comrades-in-arms had already had more than enough fun without the Prince of Power himself! With Thor gone, surely they needed a divine presence on the team, and who better than the Lion of Olympus? The lobby was packed with people, however, and Hercules had no patience for navigating the crowd - he simply did not have the time to deal with the adoration of the masses at a time like this. Instead he had taken to the rooftops around the tower. The tower was an impressive structure, to be sure, but this is Manhattan. There is no shortage of tall buildings in the area, and Hercules is more than powerful enough to make a simple jump. Spying the opportunity he has been looking for, the brash demigod takes a running leap and does his best to jump directly onto the roof of Stark Tower.

I'm using brash demigod as my distinction for the leap.

Dice pool is: Solo = d10, Brash Demigod = d8, leaping = d6

Total was 12, effect die d6.

http://orokos.com/roll/111330


quote:



HERCULES
What do you THINK his real name is?
Solo D10 Buddy D8 Team D6

Distinctions:
Brash Demigod
Party Animal
Prince of Power

LION OF OLYMPUS
D8 Enhanced Speed
D12 Godlike Stamina
D12 Godlike Strength
D6 Leaping
D10 Superhuman Durability
SFX: Area Attack. Against multiple targets, for every additional target add a d6 and keep an additional effect die.
SFX: Boundless Strength. Double Godlike Strength for an action. If the action fails, add the highest rolling die to the doom pool.
SFX: Grappling. When inflicting a Physically Restrained complication to a target, add a d6 and step up your effect die.
SFX: Golden Mace. Add a d6 to the doom pool to step up a Combat resource.
SFX: Immortal. Spend 1 PP to ignore stress, trauma, or complications caused by aging, disease, poison, radiation, or vacuum.
Limit: Hubris. Step up mental or emotional stress, trauma, or complications caused by pride or overconfidence to gain 1 PP.

SPECIALTIES:
Combat Expert D8
Cosmic Expert D8
Menace Expert D8
Mystic Expert D8

MILESTONES:
Contests of Strength
1 XP when you joyously congratulate an opponent for a blow that inflicts physical stress on you.
3 XP when you engage in a contest of might against another character with Godlike Strength and prevail.
10 XP when you fight a foe who wields a d12 from one of their Power Sets without accepting any help from your allies, or admit that you cannot defeat this foe with your own Zeus-granted strength and accept your ally’s aid.

Immortal Friendship
1 XP when you declare another character a true friend and companion.
3 XP when you help your ally recover from emotional or mental stress through food, drink, and fellowship.
10 XP when you avenge a fallen comrade or take trauma in avenging your comrades fall.

Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

Is that... alcohol?



Black Cat

Oh man oh man oh man is this really happening? Hector asked himself. He couldn't believe what was going on as he stared at the note from Jeanine he'd found. After everything that had happened to him in the past couple years, with losing his house (not to foreclosure, it was a Hulk attack) and his car (Magneto threw it at Colossus) and the divorce (he couldn't prove it but he was pretty sure Mastermind was behind that), he'd been in a really bad place. It wasn't until he got this job here at Stark Tower that things started to turn around for him. He didn't know it at the time, but when Mr. Stark's chief of security handed him the key ring for this floor, what he was really handing him was more like the keys... to his life. Hector didn't care what they said in the media about Iron Man or super-heroes being bad guys; as far as he was concerned, Tony Stark was a great guy, and if the Avengers wanted to make this tower their new base, well, he'd do his part to protect the world by keeping Floor 11 safe no matter what.

Yes, Hector, he told himself, it's time for you to get your life back on track. To the maintenance closet!

[You won the roll, but now I bet you feel like a terrible person.]

Dust

"You have something to say?" the woman asks, whirling around to stare Dust in the eyes. "People like you, all the same!" She shouts, turning and lunging towards Dust for a moment, sign still in hand, until the security forces push her back across the cordon. "You wear a mask, you think you can say whatever, do whatever, and nobody will make you face the consequences!" The rest of the crowd joins in, shouting assent to her points. Even the guy with the Arrest Spider-Man sign seemed to agree with her.

The protesters are a 2d6 mob who are attempting to deal emotional stress to Dust. Their pool is 2d6 team, 1d8 Angry and Frightened. I rolled pretty poorly, a 6 with a d8 effect. So since the number is low, you could probably risk using a distinction at D4 to get yourself a free plot point.

Hercules

Doom pool is an 8 with a (default) D4 effect so you handled that pretty neatly. Let's try something a little more Hercules' style, shall we?

Hercules sprinted forward and, in a single great leap, hurtled over 33nd Avenue and came to his feet on the roof of Stark Tower. He felt the roof buckle a little under the impact of his landing, but paid it no mind. Leaving behind the man-sized dent in the rooftop, he made his way to the door on the far side marked "STAIRS." He did, however, take note of how grabbing the doorknob caused one of those strange metal boxes on the roof, which he had thought to be air conditioning units, to float up and open a pair of rectangular metal slots in the front.

"FINGERPRINTS NOT RECOGNIZED." The machine announced. "CURRENT SECURITY CODE: C. USE OF NON-LETHAL FORCE IS AUTHORIZED." And with that, the odd machine began spitting blue beams from its front; apparently, what it was opening were its gun ports. It was certainly an interesting way of greeting guests.

Prepare to face the wrath of the STARK INDUSTRIES SENTRY BOT! Its dice pool is 2D6 Solo and Stun Beam, 2D8 Mechanical Watch-Dog and Cybernetic Senses. I rolled a 13 with a D6 effect, but I also rolled an opportunity, which means you could spend your plot point to make a D10 stunt where you do something extra cool with one of your powers, if you wanted.

Defiance Industries fucked around with this message at May 4, 2013 around 08:38

Puppies are dicks
Jan 31, 2011

WHY YOU GOTTA BREAK A BROS HEART


Immortal Iron Fist

"Well that's part of what I was hoping you could do for me Strange, having picked it up it's not like I can in good conscience just put it back down again. Especially not with that tin plated jerk out there someplace waiting to swoop in with another fleet of robots..."

Scraping the jar, Iron Fist empties the food processor of it's load of hummus and begins to cut the stack of pita into slices.

"Oh, hi there uh Agent Jones. Is this about Spider-man? He left in a rush about an hour ago but I think if you need us to get in touch with him for you he said something about rigging up a searchlight with a spider signal. We'll probably have to wait until dark for it to really work though. Hummus?"

Laying the butter knife on the counter next to Mjolnir, he wipes his hands clean before offering her a strip of pita and the plate.

"Guys?"

quote:




IRON FIST
Daniel “Danny” Thomas Rand-K’ai (public)
Solo d8 Buddy d10 Team d6

Distinctions:
Indifferent Billionaire
Living Weapon of K’un-Lun
Young Dragon

HEART OF SHOU-LAO
Enhanced Reflexes d8
Enhanced Speed d8
Enhanced Stamina d8
Enhanced Strength d8

SFX: Iron Fist. Double or step up Enhanced Strength for one action. If that action fails, shutdown Enhanced Strength. Recover power by activating an opportunity or during a Transition Scene.
SFX: Chi Focus. In a pool including a Heart of Shou-Lao die, replace two dice of equal steps with one die of +1 step.
SFX: Chi Healing. Add Enhanced Stamina to your dice pool when helping others to recover stress. Spend 1 PP to recover your own or another’s physical stress or step back your own or another’s physical trauma by –1.
Limit: Conscious Activation. While stressed out, asleep, or unconscious, shutdown Heart of Shou-Lao. Recover Heart of Shou-Lao when you recover that stress or wake up. If you take mental trauma, shutdown Heart of Shou-Lao until you recover that trauma.

MJOLNIR
Weapon D10
Superhuman Durability D10

SFX: I Say Thee Nay! Double or step up a Mjolnir power for your next action, then step back that power. Activate an opportunity or participate in a transition scene to recover that power.
SFX: Anti-Force On a successful reaction against an energy-based attack, add a doom die equal to the reaction effect die to inflict your attacker’s effect die against your attacker.
LIMIT: Gear. Shutdown Mjolnir to gain 1 PP. Take an action vs the Doom Pool to recover Mjolnir.

SPECIALTIES
Acrobatic Master d10
Business Expert d8
Combat Master d10
Covert Expert d8
Mystic Expert d8
Psych Expert d8

MILESTONES

CONVERT THE ENEMY
You’re sure you’ve chosen the right side. You just know that you can convince your opponents they’ve made a mistake, if they’ll just listen to reason! So many heroes could go either way that your
persuasive efforts could make a massive difference in the war.
1 XP when you make a specific plea to another hero, in a forum that exposes you to the other side (like a live TV interview or open Avengers frequency).
3 XP when your efforts to recruit someone cause that hero to quarrel with his allies or oppose your side even more strongly.
10 XP when you directly convince an opposing hero to switch to your side, causing emotional stress or you fight a hero you’ve tried to convert and one of you stresses out the other.

CONTENDER AGAINST THE ARCANE
1 XP When you do battle against a foe empowered by supernatural spells
3 XP When you are disabled or weakened as a result of a supernatural effect or spell
10 XP When you defeat a powerful mystical opponent

Offhand I don't recall how well Iron Fist may or may not know Spiderwoman, so I'm going to go with my gut reaction and have only the vaguest and most general idea of who she is/what her gimmick is. Is she like Spider-man's cousin or something? Maybe she got an irradiated spider venom transfusion from him at some point? Either way, just making some chitchat while waiting for other dudes to speak up. I'll edit in my sheet after I get a few things cleared up.

Puppies are dicks fucked around with this message at Dec 23, 2013 around 04:35

Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

Is that... alcohol?



Fun fact: Jessica Drew strongly dislikes being compared to Spider-Man. FRIGGIN DO IT BRO.

Naturally, Tony helped himself to what was, if you think about it, his food anyway. "I assume if SHIELD sent you here, it must be for official business," Tony concluded, turning back to Agent Drew. "The five of us are a pretty big deal, and frankly, we play quite well to the teen girl demographic. I'm the edgy one, Iron Fist is the cute one, Beast is the brainy one, Spider-Man is the sensitive one, and Strange is the older brother figure for girls with abandonment issues. If you want us to show up at the mall you're opening, we're going to need a cash advance and a cut of the take."

He held his hand up to Danny for a high five.

Kellsterik
Mar 30, 2012


Dust
Solo D8, 2 PP, Stress: d8 Emotional

The woman lunging and the sudden angry attention from the rest of this crowd of strangers filled her with a churning mix of righteous anger and fear.

"I am not wearing a mask," she retorted, fists trembling as she struggled to keep her voice composed. "And it is you who needs to learn the consequences of what you say."

Solo D8+Devout Adherent D4, reaction roll 5 (5,1) with a d4 effect. I take the d8 stress and (at least!) gain a PP.

But the words and the jeering crowd stayed with her. A little voice whispered this is why you shouldn't speak up, remember? Adrenalin urged her to keep it up now that she was in the lion's den, she couldn't exactly ignore them now.

"Listen to yourselves! Are you not strong enough to love the ones who have suffered, so you hate the easy targets instead? Do you think this spectacle would honor the victims in Stamford?"

Solo D8+Village Hero D8 to find her voice and take a principled stand, 8 with a d4 effect die which I will turn into a d6 Asset "Sympathetic Guards"

Two or three members of the security team who'd pushed back the protester nodded along and paid closer attention to the scuffle, glad to hear someone saying to the crowd what they couldn't in uniform.

Kellsterik fucked around with this message at May 4, 2013 around 08:56

Mr. Maltose
Feb 16, 2011

If you ever need the Defenders drawn as ponies or the cast of Doctor Who, I know where to hook you up.

Please don't want those things.


Doctor Strange

"Restrain yourself, Tony. Your privilege is showing again." Doctor Strange floats half a foot over a (exceptionally tasteful) chair, in a picture perfect lotus position. He stares in concentration at THE MIGHTY MJOLNIR. Both are encased in glowing purple hoodoo, as Stephen attempts to delve into the asgardian majiks that weave within the uru mallet. While it contained the entire power of the Mighty Thor within itself, so far it had given merely a fraction to Iron Fist. The warp and weft of the enchantments are dense enough that even the Sorcerer Supreme cannot separate them without deep study. It would be a work of many days more to get to the bottom of the hammer.

"Danny, I would not worry about Doom attempting to seize the hammer again. His window of opportunity has long since past, and the lengths he went to acquire Mjolnir were a drain even to Doom's resources. Certainly mystically, if not materially. And I know of few threats that are worthy of the power of Thor." Strange gently lands into the chair, subtly wincing as his vertebrae realign. "I'll certainly have some hummus."

ibntumart
Mar 18, 2007

Good, bad. I'm the one with the power of Shu, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton, and Mehen.


Ronan the Accuser
1 pp, solo, no stress

He should by all rights be hunting down Tana Nile. Or drawing up the most painful and appropriate ways to destroy House Fiyero for framing him for treason and his susbequent exile in disgrace. But sometimes a Kree superman needs to take some me-time before figuring out the next move. Me-time involving smiting the unrighteous and maybe punching some Skrulls into orbit would be best, but laying low means traveling someplace out of the way, remote, primitive, and of no possible use or interest to any civilization that counts.

So it is Ronan the Accuser, champion of the Kree empire, finds himself stalking through LaGuardia. His powered armor shields him from sight, though people do occasionally bump into him and find themselves knocked over unexpectedly.

He sips from the large cup he swiped from a Starbucks counter. Their liquid stimulants are even more clogged with sweetness now, he thinks to himself, and calls upon the cosmic power of the Universal Weapon to turn his caramel macchiato into something less foamy and more befitting a warrior of the Kree empire. He drinks lustily from his newly created glass of Ovaltine.

There is a purpose to his presence other than simply hiding, of course. Although New York City is lousy with superpowered humans in oddly tight and impractical costumes, usually they are not particularly interesting. But today is different. Someone with something he might need is passing through today. A potential ally? Or excuse to give the Universal Weapon some playtime? Either way, a no-lose proposition.

Just required patience. Though he has had to idle (invisibly) in the airport security office for some time now, watching the cameras and backray scanner videos. He gazes at the scanners with particular amusement. So primitive and the human agents doesn't even seem to be paying much attention, he muses.

Calling upon the untold might of the Universal Weapon, he rearranges the photons of the x-rays bouncing back and alters the visual image. Let us see how they react to the image of Beta Ray Bill passing through security. Perhaps they will prove themselves capable and alert officers of the Human Empire! Slurp. Chocolatey!

OOC: All right, let's put together Ronan's Being a Dick roll! This is against the Doom Pool, right?
D10 Solo + D4 Wandering Exile + D10 Cosmic Mastery + D10 Crime Master (hey, doctoring images, right?), 13 with D10 effect





quote:

RONAN THE ACCUSER
Ronan (Public)
D10 Solo D8 Buddy D6 Team

Distinctions:
Kree Supremacist
Wandering Exile
You Stand Accused!

RENEGADE ACCUSER
D8 Enhanced Reflexes
D12 Godlike Strength
D8 Invisibility
D10 Superhuman Durability
D10 Superhuman Stamina
SFX: Immunity. Spend 1 PP to ignore stress, trauma, and complications from heat, cold, radiation, pressure, or vacuum.
SFX: Judgment. Step up or double a Crime Master asset or resource for an action. If the roll fails, move the asset or resource to the doom pool at its normal value.
SFX: Second Wind. Before you make an action including a Renegade Accuser power, you may move your physical stress die to the doom pool and step up the Renegade Accuser power for this action.
Limit: Cybernetically Enhanced Armor. Shutdown Invisibility and step back Godlike Strength to gain a PP. Take an action vs. the doom pool to recover.
Limit: Kree Patriot. Step up emotional stress inflicted from the Kree government or populace to gain 1 PP.

UNIVERSAL WEAPON
D10 Cosmic Mastery
D10 Energy Blast
D10 Supersonic Flight
D10 Transmutation
D10 Weapon
SFX: Absorption. On a successful reaction against an energy-based attack action, convert your opponent’s effect die into a Universal Weapon stunt or step up a Universal Weapon power until used in an action. If your opponent’s action succeeds, spend 1 PP to use this SFX.
SFX: Area Attack. Against multiple targets, for each additional target add a d6 and keep an additional effect die.
SFX: Multipower. Add more than one Universal Weapon power die to your pool. Step back each Universal Weapon power die in your pool once for each die beyond the first.
SFX: Universal Forces. When including Cosmic Mastery in a roll to create assets or complications, remove the second highest rolling die and step up your effect die.
SFX: Unleashed. Step up or double any Universal Weapon power for one action. If the action fails, add a die to doom pool equal to the normal rating of that power die.
Limit: Gear. Shutdown Universal Weapon to gain 1 PP. Take an action vs. the doom pool to recover Universal Weapon.

SPECIALTIES:
D8 Combat Expert
D8 Cosmic Expert
D10 Crime Master
D10 Menace Master

MILESTONES:
Kree Weapon
1 XP when you threaten a criminal with the Universal Weapon.
3 XP when you use Universal Weapon to create a stunt.
10 XP when you either set aside the Universal Weapon to resign as Supreme Accuser, or take on a Kree ally as an apprentice so that they might wield the Universal Weapon in the future.

Supreme Accuser
1 XP when you condescend to or threaten an enemy of the Kree Empire.
3 XP when you create an asset so that an enemy can be brought to Kree justice.
10 XP when you publically execute an alien whose death will cause the Kree to become embroiled in a galactic war, or declare Kree law as unjust, set down your mantle as Supreme Accuser, and adopt the name Ronan the Free.

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

Master of Pumpkins


Black Cat
Affiliation: Solo d10; PP: 1; Stress: none
Jeanine was waiting for Hector, as she'd promised, but before he could say anything, she had already sidled over to the door, closing it gently behind him. She guided him with her hand on his shoulder to the spare desk she'd been sitting on. Hector's excitement was evident from the sweat on his rapidly reddening face, but as he tried to speak, Jeanine pressed a finger to his lips. "Shhhh… Close your eyes, Hector. I have a surprise for you…"

Unfortunately for Hector, that surprise was a Judo chop to the neck that could knock out a horse.

Assuming that Hector is some sort of specialist character, and that I should roll for this.

Dice pool:
Nerve chopping poor Hector: Solo d10, Dangerously Alluring d8, Cover Identity Resource d6, and Combat Expert d8.: Total is 13, d8 effect.

If this knocks him out (assuming he's a specialty character and a rookie at that) Black Cat is going to swipe his access card and head across the hall to the security station. Also, I totally just lied to somebody who trusts me, so that’s 1xp!

potatocubed
Jul 26, 2012

Who? Me?


Jessica Drew, Agent of SHIELD
1 PP, no stress

Thanks Maria, Jess thinks as the secretary gestures her to go up. Nothing I'd rather be doing today than antagonising Tony Stark on your behalf. She smooths down her jacket and skirt - no costume when she's on official business - as the elevator streaks upward. It's strange to think that it would be slower for her to fly than take the elevator.

"Hello Tony," Jess says as she walks in. The presence of Dr Strange makes her hesitate for just a fraction of a second - what's Earth's Sorcerer Supreme doing here? - but she recovers herself quickly. "Of course it's official - the only reason I tolerate your jokes is because Maria says she'll shoot me if I don't."

Jessica takes the hummus that Danny offers her. "Thanks... what do I even call you, anyway? 'Mr. Fist'? No, it's not about Spider-Man. For future reference, nothing about me is also about Spider-Man. We just have similar names."

She talks mostly to Tony and Danny, gesturing with her slice of pitta bread. "There's a Congressional committee that's very interested in talking to you two, Mr. Stark and Mr. Rand - you and some other bigwigs with superhero connections. The summonses are probably making their way past your secretaries as we speak. I'm here to make sure that you get there in one piece." She eyes the other heroes gathered in the room, Thor's hammer left on the counter like a discarded item of cutlery. "In case the Avengers have better things to do than watch your back."

quote:



SPIDER-WOMAN
Jessica Drew (Secret)
Solo D8 Buddy D6 Team D10

Distinctions:
Alluring On a Mission
Private Investigator
Triple Agent

BIO-ELECTRIC METABOLISM
Flight D6
Superhuman Stamina D10
Venom Blast D8
SFX: Immunity. Spend 1 PP to ignore stress, trauma or complications from toxins, radiation or disease.
SFX: Pheromones. When using any powers to inflict mental stress, add a D8 and step up your effect die.
LIMIT: Uncontrollable. Change any BIO-ELECTRIC METABOLISM power into a complication to gain 1 PP. Activate an opportunity or remove the complication to recover the power.

SPIDER-POWERS
Enhanced Senses D8
Superhuman Reflexes D10
Superhuman Strength D10
Wall-crawling D6
SFX: Second Chance. If your pool includes a SPIDER-POWERS power, spend 1 PP to reroll.
LIMIT: Exhausted. Shut down and SPIDER-POWERS power to gain 1 PP. Activate an opportunity to recover or during a transition scene.

SPECIALITIES
Acrobatic Expert D8
Covert Master D10
Mystic Expert D8
Menace Expert D8
Combat Expert D8
Psych Expert D8

MILESTONES
Double-Double Cross
1 XP when you talk to Hydra agents as if they are allies.
3 XP when you give orders to S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in the heat of battle.
10 XP when you either cripple a Hydra operation or betray an ally in order to venture deeper into Hydra, leaving your team behind.

Spy on Your Foes (Event)
1 XP when you feed information to the side you’re secretly working for.
3 XP when you provide intel to gain trust as a mole and the information leads to the capture of one of your secret allies on the other side.
10 XP when you get exposed as a mole and either fight against your false allies or switch sides to truly join them.

0 PP, 11 XP, d6 physical stress, d8 mental stress

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Arivia
Mar 17, 2011

This ancient path
is cracked and split
with the bones of those
who couldn't deal with it


Mystique
Affiliation: Solo [d10]; PP: 1; Stress: none.

"Sarah Simons," late of Des Moines, Iowa, settled into her business-class seat. The 9:03 express to JFK from Miami International departed on time, and coffee and a light breakfast served.

Mystique smiled into her cup, her thoughts far away and much closer to the ground. What possibly could Henry McCoy want her for now? He did risk the wrath of his precious Professor so. Still, a debt was a debt, and if she had learned anything in her long life, never leave one unpaid. Besides, if Henry was involved...well, it was certain to be interesting.

A distraction from her own life, currently in ruins yet again. She had just been figuring out her next steps after destroying her daughter's love-life. Anna Marie never thanked her, but she would eventually know why her mother did what she did. Like all children did. Still, the thought of Anna with that Creole louch...her rage grew and turned bitter when she thought of the words her daughter had last said to her, her back turned and weeping.

In Mystique's right hand, the handle of her coffee cup cracks and breaks into shards. Her hand instinctively reforms itself around the shattered porcelain, holding the coffee unwavering, without a drop spilled.

Across the aisle, an older woman with a flag pin on her suit lapel is talking animatedly to her companion. "I don't know why they don't just round up these mutants and put them into camps! They're murderers and criminals, every one of them! Look at what happened in Connecticut. How many children died? How many more have to die before the government finally steps up and does something? If I get into the House, I'll..."

Mystique stands up and walks forward a pace, turning to the man in front of her. He's stout and middle-aged, a "Wheelchairs Unlimited" folio clutched to his chest. "Oh! Mark, right? Are you the southeast distributor for the new line of motorized wheelchairs? I'm Sarah Simons, group buyer for Lauderdale Rest Homes, and we were looking at your products." She moves to switch her coffee cup to her left hand, looking to shake Mark's hand.

Instead, the shattered handle slips and the cup falls, tilting and twisting across the aisle and coming to a rest against the seat on the other side. The older woman is drenched, her suit ruined. Mystique turns and sees the woman's shocked look. "Oh! I'm sorry! It must have broken!"

(Rolling Solo+Fickle Deceiver+Enhanced Reflexes+Menace Expert. I think that's right for a d10+d8+d8+d8. So:dropping coffee on a lady: 1d10+1d8+1d8+1d8 = [1d10=8] [1d8=6] [1d8=4] [1d8=5]

So that's 14, with a d8 effect die if I understand this right. Going for emotional, not physical stress. I think I did this right. Maybe I didn't! Please tell me if I got it wrong.)


pre:
Mystique

Raven Darkholme (Secret)
Solo D10 Buddy D8 Team D6

Distinctions:
Adapt or Die
Fickle Deceiver
Older Than She Looks

MUTANT METAMORPH
D8 Enhanced Durability 
D8 Enhanced Reflexes
D8 Shapeshifting 
D10 Superhuman Stamina
SFX: Immunity. 
Spend 1 pp to ignore stress, trauma, or complications from toxins and disease.
SFX: Peerless Shifter. 
When using a Mutant Metamorph power to create assets, add a d6 and step up your effect die.
SFX: Skin Deep. 
When taking an action to confuse, deceive, or threaten a target, step up or double Shapeshifting. 
Remove the highest rolling die and keep three dice for your total.
SFX: Second Wind. 
Before you take an action including a Mutant Metamorph power, 
you may move your physical stress die to the doom pool,
and step up the Mutant Metamorph power for this action.
Limit: Emotional Scarring. 
Step up or double emotional stress or trauma used in an action or reaction against you to gain 1 pp. 
If you do, the stress returns to its original die rating after it is used against you.
Limit: Mutant. When affected by mutant-specific complications or tech, earn 1 pp.

SPECIALTIES
D8 Business Expert 
D8 Combat Expert 
D10 Covert Master 
D10 Crime Master 
D8 Menace Expert 
D10 Psych Master
D8 Tech Expert

MILESTONES:
Doppleganger
1 XP when you ask questions, seeking out information that will help you take someone’s place.
3 XP when you take someone’s place 
during a time when they would have made a significant leadership or romantic decision.
10 XP when you either create an international incident
while masquerading as a world leader or prevent such an incident by using your mimicry.

COMPROMISE SHRA INFRASTRUCTURE (ANTI-REGISTRATION)
S.H.I.E.L.D. and their SHRA allies possess much greater resources and equipment than the underground. 
If you’re going to stand a chance, you’ll need to even the playing field.
1 XP when you stress out a Cape-Killer team or wreck a piece of S.H.I.E.L.D. hardware.
3 XP when your destruction of infrastructure results 
in collateral damage to innocent bystanders or heroes on your side.
10 XP when you destroy or commandeer a major S.H.I.E.L.D. resource
or an irreplaceable piece of technology created by the Pro-Registration forces.

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Puppies are dicks
Jan 31, 2011

WHY YOU GOTTA BREAK A BROS HEART


Immortal Iron Fist

"Wait, I thought I was the sensitive one? I thought Spider-man is the slightly risky but safe one from the wrong side of the tracks?"

Not one to leave a friend hanging, Iron Fist returns Stark's greeting before facing Agent Drew.

"Danny's fine. That's my mistake then, I was just thinking maybe you needed a shot of irradiated spider blood to keep from changing into a giant hairy spider monster or something. I think he's mentioned that before but Congress! What kind of hearing are we talking about exactly?"

Passing Strange the plate, he murmurs quietly.

"Avengers? Is that a thing now? Weren't we going to go with the New Defenders?"

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Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

Is that... alcohol?



Black Cat

Hector is just a regular dude, but he does have training and such. Unfortunately for him, that training and equipment is more about crowd control, hazmat procedures and evacuation safety protocols. The fact he is down on his luck now that you have crossed his path is merely coincidence, for one day we'll be glad Hector is around!

Hector hits the floor in a clump, his prized keyring jingling all the way down. With him out of commission, the entire 11th floor was vulnerable, and with it, possibly the world. Black Cat now had an easy trip to the security terminal.

Ronan

Ned Kelley, TSA officer in charge, was having a morning. His kid had some kind of stomach bug that made him never stop pooping, so that made work seem like kind of an escape. And frankly, it's not like he ever did a lot of work or anything. His job, when you think about it, was to sit back, get his coffee and snacks comped by the airport, and watch the most boring TV show ever.

Then a giant horse alien with a hammer walked through carrying a giant mace and his show got real interesting. Hammering down the talk button on his radio, he urgently reported to the floor agents, "Either there's a giant alien with a weapon on the floor or someone's gotten into our system. I want eyes on the floor, and get the tech staff down to check every network socket we have. There is a serious threat to national security, people."

The radio spoke back almost instantly, "floor staff is on it, sir." In response, the TSA agents closed one of the two security check lines currently running and re-routed personnel to look at the people in line and try to find any that looked like horse-aliens.

Your roll was indeed successful. I also rolled an opportunity. I would represent this with a D10 Security Snarl complication that reflects the TSA's swift and brutal response to your antics.

Mystique

Your roll actually exceeded mine by at least 5, which means it's a critical success and gets stepped up once. You deal D10 emotional stress to the woman.

The woman shoots straight up out of her seat as if she'd been lifted by the back of her shirt. "Nonononono!" She shouts. The passengers on the plane look in her direction disdainfully, "I have a very important meeting to be in and this can't be happening to me! People these days have no thoughts about courtesy or other people anymore, all taking after those masked idiots..." she pushes the other passengers out of her path to march her way into the airplane's tiny bathroom.

Looking around, Mystique couldn't pick out anyone who looked particularly noteworthy. I mean, some of them were clearly assholes, but nobody seemed like the sort of people that the X-Men would need her help dealing with. There was a teenage girl staring wistfully out the window, a man reading the Daily Bugle whose shirt read "ARREST SPIDER-MAN" shirt (so at least he was consistent in his views), a man in priestly garments whose smile was a little too big, and then there was Mark.

"...Well, I'm sure some of the people won't mind getting some peace and quiet for once," Mark laughed, because he was going to make this sale, dammit. "It's quite a coincidence, bumping into you like this. I'd say it must be fate. Here, let me get you my contact information..." he fumbled through his file for a business card as he spoke. While he was preoccupied, Mystique hears the sound of a vibrating phone coming from the pouch in front of her seat. It wasn't hers; bringing things she could be traced with were bad in her line of work. Things were easier back when payphones existed.

Reaching back with one hand, she withdrew what turned out to be the newest phone Stark Industries designed, the kind that used the orbital dataspine rather than conventional cell phone towers. The wallpaper had been set to a picture of Tony Stark that was a sort of... 1970s sexy. She had one message from the only contact in the phone. Watch him, It said. Don't know what they are up to but it's soon.

Lager
Mar 9, 2004

Give me the secret to the anti-puppet equation!

Hercules

Hercules laughed as he saw the little sentry come to life, and in a booming voice exclaimed, "Ha! I see Stark has seen fit to provide me with some entertainment this day! Too bad he couldn't give me anything a bit bigger to face, but the Lion of Olympus will rise to the challenge none the less!" Hercules then moves with speed that belies his huge size and rips a section of the door away to use as a shield to block the sentry's beams as he prepares to strike back.

d10 Solo, Prince of Power d8, Combat Expert d8, Enhanced speed d8, Stunt d10: 15 with a 38 effect. Sentry VS Herc (Defense I did roll a 1 with one of my dice, I guess I get a PP right?

Herc then smiles at the sentry robot as he grabs the piece of the door he had torn away and charges the robot, wrapping the door around the little bot in an attempt to immobilize his enemy, trying to get back to more pressing matters now that he's had a bit of sport.

d10 Solo, Brash Demigod 1d4, Combat Expert 1d8, Godlike strength 1d12, SFX: Grappling - 1d6 plus step up my effect die (Can I use this on this attack since I'm trying to restrain the enemy with the scrap metal? If not feel free to ignore the d6 and downgrade the effect die!): 15 with a d12 effect (d10 if I can't use that SFX) Herc VS Sentry (Attack)

potatocubed
Jul 26, 2012

Who? Me?


Jessica Drew
1 PP, no stress

"No, there's been quite enough irradiated spider blood in my lifetime already. If I start turning into a giant spider it'll be down to something else."

Jess shrugs at Danny's question. "I don't know exactly what sort of questions they'll be asking, but I expect it'll be to do with what happened at Stamford. The public's looking for an explanation, and that mean's there's a lot of political credit for someone who can get them answers they like. I assume they're going to people like you and Tony first because you move in the same sort of circles they do - can you imagine them trying to call Moon Knight or the Punisher?"

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011

This ancient path
is cracked and split
with the bones of those
who couldn't deal with it


Mystique
Affiliation: Solo [d10]; PP: 1; Stress: None.

Mystique stiffens as she looks at the phone. "Dammit, Henry...this is what gets me killed and you defeated." She turns to Mark and absent-mindedly takes his business card. "I'll be right back, just going to make sure that woman's okay." (And wondering why the woman went all the way to the bathroom at the back of coach...)

Walking back into coach, Mystique makes a beeline for the air marshal in the rumble seat just before the aft galley. "Hello, sir, I just couldn't help but stop myself to thank you for the job you do. Why, if those terrorists from Latveria were here I just don't know what I'd do!" She makes small talk and then returns to business class - with the air marshal's now-missing pistol stuck under her shirt. She sits down where the state senator was, ignoring the personal aide pushing at her back, and continues talking with Mark. "Why yes, what a coincidence. Those new motorized wheelchairs - are they electric or gas? Company policy doesn't like the volatility of the combustion engines - but I'm sure you know they're actually more reliable, despite what the doctors say."

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

Master of Pumpkins


Black Cat
XP: 1; Affiliation: Solo d10; PP: 1; Stress: none;

"Poor, sweet, gullible Hector." Jeanine thought, as she dragged his limp body behind the desk. "You made this almost too easy!"

After snatching the keyring and security pass from Hector's belt, and an unassuming black attaché case from behind a shelf, Jeanine made her way confidently across to the security room. As she predicted, it was empty. All the staff who'd ordinarily be watching the first-floor monitors were outside dealing with protestors. With Hector's access card, it was simple enough to log into the system, and from there to grant Ms. Marlowe maximum sector one security clearance. Every door from here to the 11th floor was open for business. Then it was just a matter of destroying the evidence. Stark security monitored everything electronically, and kept those records in a digital format, uploaded to a primary security database once a week. Disabling the sector one security grid would erase all recorded evidence that Jeanine Marlowe had ever been in the building. Jeanine removed a powerful electro-magnetic "bomb" from her attaché case and planted it among the server stacks. In five seconds time, all of the previous week's security data would be silently erased, and any new data captured by sector one monitors would simply fail to record. Jeanine was going to have to write a thank you letter to The Tinkerer when this was over.

A quick and discreet elevator trip to the ordinarily inaccessible 11th floor labs later, and Jeanine was almost set. Getting in was simple, since she belonged there now. Finding a way into the core infrastructure shafts of the building should be a piece of cake...

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Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

Is that... alcohol?



Sorry for the delay in updating; yesterday I was out and about all day. Ran this game in person for some friends. It's interesting how much differently it plays that way.

Dust

"Stark and the rest of those assholes in their tower coulda done something, but they were off picking up souvenirs in Bumfuck, Oklahoma!" A portly man in the crowd shouted, pushing up against the security railing that had been put up, "And now, they can hide from the consequences because they know nobody will touch Stark. Where's the justice in that?" The guards attempted to push the railing back into place, but they weren't allowed to lay a finger on any of these people until they crossed the perimeter, and they knew it.

Emotional stress attack, rolled a 10 with a D6 effect.

Mystique

On the opposite side of Mark, Mystique saw the man in the ARREST SPIDER-MAN shirt get up and slip back into coach. Moments later, she heard a loud voice bellow loudly from the coach section, "May I have your attention?" the man's voice asks. "All of you are now part of the struggle against the so-called superhumans, the ones who would make themselves into our gods. The Crusader seeks to put an end to this. You have my word that, as long as you cooperate, none of you will be harmed, and once our demands are met, you will be free to go. We have no malice towards normal people; you have nothing to fear from us!" The reaction of people on board seemed like they disagreed, however.

"Okay. Okay." Mark's face was bright, bright red as he tried to calm himself by gulping down recycled airplane air. "You heard what he said, right?" Mark was alternating between wringing his hands and wiping the sweat from them onto his seat. The competent and collected salesperson persona had melted away almost instantly. "He's got nothing against regular people like you and me. If we just stay cool and wait, the President will give them what they want and we'll be fine. Right?"

If Mystique was to peek back through the curtain, she would see not just the one man, but a whole group of people, dressed across the spectrum from business attire to the "I almost missed my plane" pajama look, all carrying a copy of the Daily Bugle.

Hercules

Yes, you get a plot point and my Doom Pool steps up to 1d8 2d6

As Hercules finished folding the security drone into a neat package, the Beast came charging up the roof access stairs, leaping out the door and ready to fight. "Don't think we didn't notice you trying to-" He paused as he noticed Hercules happily folding a door around a drone, "Oh my stars and garters. Hercules, what are you doing here?" He asked, adjusting his glasses as if he didn't quite believe what he was seeing.

Black Cat

The superstructure of Stark Tower was modeled after that of the Baxter Building, and for good reason: there was a 1 in 5 chance that someone would eventually try to launch it into space. Much of the superstructure featured things like crumple zones, ablative armor, smart metals that could shift their shape in response to stress, and other features that seemed more at home with tanks than buildings. It was not going to be her usual climb, that's for sure.

Your first REAL obstacle, which is going to be a doom pool roll + a D8 "Exotic Architectural Style."

Avengers Tower

"Sooo... I don't suppose there's a way we can just decline the invitation?" Tony asked, "Congress has never been quite my style. Stuffy, and they're always asking to use my stuff. But, I mean, if Danny has never been, then far be it for me to begrudge him a trip to the Capital Building. It's a neat building, if that's your thing."

He turned to Dr. Strange and asked, "Steven, do you think you can keep an eye on things here, you know, in case something happens while we're gone?"

[I hope I didn't forget anybody this time!]

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Mr. Maltose
Feb 16, 2011

If you ever need the Defenders drawn as ponies or the cast of Doctor Who, I know where to hook you up.

Please don't want those things.


Dr. Strange

"Tony, while I normally share your distaste for bureaucracy and question and answer sessions, if you want this to truly be the New Avengers then it's our duty to explain ourselves and our actions to the people." There is a soupcon of a suggestion of a hint in his words that if they had formed the New DEFENDERS this wouldn't be a problem but we had to have the clubhouse at Tony's place didn't we. Stephen Strange is very proud of his brownstone.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011

This ancient path
is cracked and split
with the bones of those
who couldn't deal with it


Mystique

"Mark, you're an idiot. Just like the rest of your kind. All of you are useless, to a one." Mystique retrieves the pistol from the back of her shirt, and pulls the safety. "Your President won't save you. None of you will ever save yourself. Enjoy your rotten life."

She walks back towards the orating man in coach, letting her disguise as Sarah Simons fall away as she does so. Each new form has its delights, its differences and textures - but ever since her mutation had come to light, her blue skin and deep red hair had been home. Nothing ever quite felt the same, and Raven Darkholme - ravishing beauty - was almost lost in the sands of time, among a thousand other faces.

But she did remember the village boys chasing her, not accepting when she turned them away, their hands on her legs - and her vanity would never let that beauty slip away. So even when she appeared as she did now, white-gowned mutant leader, televised assassin and multinational terrorist, her lips were full and her legs stretched for miles. And yet to hold off those village boys, the dress was as hard as steel, and her muscles ever taut. So was the way of the world: so were her efforts for change. And as an image of Anna Marie floated to the top of her mind - so was too much of her memories.

Walking into a panic was always delightful, Mystique thought to herself as she entered coach. You see, humans freeze up when in trouble. They panic, like the prey animals they are, looking only for an out and an opportunity to run. When another danger presents itself, they won't even realize it. So it's not until I do this -

And she raised the pistol and brought it to the back of the man's head-

-that they will notice me. Her eyes met a woman in the front row, young and holding her baby. The woman was bent over, clutching her child tight - but when she recognized the woman in front of her, that is when her eyes widened and she began to pray. And Mystique could not keep her gaze still. Dammit.

Still, the pistol touched the back of the man's head, cold steel on warm flesh. "Leave them alone. All you want is me: and besides, a plane hijacking is so passé."

Mystique thought again: Henry McCoy, you owe me for this.

(Trying to build an asset of her public identity as mutant terrorist, so I'm using Adapt or Die, Solo, Psych Master and Shapeshifting. Oh, and Peerless Shifter would count too. I'm hoping I can generate the idea that there's a much bigger threat on the plane for both the Crusader and the actual people to respond to. If it doesn't work, I'll just try to intimidate the guy.

d10+d10+d8+d8+d6: Being a Terrorist Leader: 2#1d10 9 8 2#1d8 3 8 1d6 3

So that's a 17 effect with a d12 effect die [d10 stepped up.])

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

Master of Pumpkins


Black Cat
XP: 1; Affiliation: Solo d10; PP: 1; Stress: none;

Jeanine slipped past a few wandering technicians, who seemed too preoccupied to notice her. Once she was sure nobody was watching, she pried open a large metal maintenance panel on the wall of a sleek chrome corridor, and slid in quietly. It was a bit dark and cramped inside, but the pulsing blue LEDs of innumerable meters and control panels provided enough illumination to see that she had quite the climb ahead of her.

Dropping to a knee, she popped open the attaché again, and quickly went about suiting up. Jeanine's part in this plan was over for now. It was time for Felicia to play.

Taking an action against the doom pool to reactivate my Cat Suit powers. I'll see about making the climb as an update to this action, once I know if this worked, because the suit makes a big difference to my chances.

Dicepool is:
Dice pool is: Solo d10 = 6, World-Class Thief d8 = 5, and Covert Expert 2d6 = 3 and 1.
Total 11, effect d6.

Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

Is that... alcohol?



Black Cat beat the Doom Pool very handily, Danger. Go for it.

Mystique

Mystique's first prey, a man from coach with ruddy brown hair and a stocky build, went ramrod straight when the muzzle of the gun touched his head. His feet didn't move, but the muscles in his body started to tremble. She couldn't see his face, but the eyes of his companions all locked to her for a moment. A woman, petite with dark black hair and Mediterranean features, began to shout back. "You aren't even the worst of them! You are honest in your wickedness; Stark, Richards, and McCoy* sit above us all, acting like they are in it to help us, but really, they want to control everything for themselves, and make themselves into our gods. You will NOT stand in the way!" Much of the assembled mob tried to come at Mystique from all sides at once, but not all. It seemed that, the closer they were to her, the less inclined they were to act. Funny, like that.

*See, it's funny because that's what they actually do! -Ed.

So you can either have a D12 intimidation complication for your next roll, or you can knock away one of the mob's team dice, your choice. There's a scene distinction for it being cramped, if you want to use that one. The mob attack roll is (for ease of reference, I'll say 4d6) team, Zealous, and D8 Swarm. 12 with a D8 effect.

Puppies are dicks
Jan 31, 2011

WHY YOU GOTTA BREAK A BROS HEART


Immortal Iron Fist

"Stamford? Why would they need us for a hearing about Stamford? I mean I guess if it's an official request there's no real reason to turn it down, but I don't think I've ever met a New Warrior or been to Stamford. I could understand it if they wanted to ask us about Dr. Doom, his crazy dangerous weather control machine, and this-"

He taps the hilt of the Hammer on the kitchen counter before him.

"But maybe we can bring it up with Congress? This is what, his tenth failed world domination attempt? Didn't he get deposed and censured by the UN or something? Or am I wrong? Either way it probably doesn't hurt to go and explain the situation, face to face."

Yeah I'm ok with going, maybe get slowly moseying towards the elevator? Anybody need to use the bathroom first before we leave?

Kellsterik
Mar 30, 2012


Dust

Rather than rise to the provocation this time, and risk escalating the situation with a half-hearted defense of noted Sentinel designer Tony Stark, she convinced herself to take a step backwards and glance over at the guards with a relatively calm "i'm not the problem here" expression.

One of them caught it and spoke up. "Alright, that's enough." Another followed up: "Leave her alone, this ain't Hardball."

Solo D8+Voice in the Wind D8+Sympathetic Guards D6, 11 with d8 effect

Feeling more in control of the situation with people speaking in her defense, she spoke to the crowd again more carefully.

"Everyone is afraid right now. But right now you're only building on that fear, stoking it with what you've been told is the problem. I can't speak for the Avengers, but I know they didn't kill anyone, and I know this won't help."

Team D10 since the guards spoke up for her, Voice in the Wind D8 to be a more restrained calming presence, Sympathetic Guards D6. 15 with a D8 effect

As long as their attention was still on her, she followed up, the words not quite flowing out but at least coming honestly.

"Please, just take a step back from all this. Your loved ones need you right now much more than Tony Stark does."

Same roll on a second turn, 14 with a d6 effect. Does that finish them off?

Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

Is that... alcohol?



Dust

A middle-aged black man with snowy white hair, freckles across his cheeks, and a charming baritone voice who had been in line for security escort gave the woman a look and interrupted with, "you're not going to prove anything by harassing a young girl. Maybe you should think who comes off better in this exchange." He smiled warmly at Dust while the woman bearing the sign fumed in silence.

A security officer, a tall woman with blonde hair and sharp, pretty features, standing back towards the entrance put a hand on Dust's shoulder. You had to wonder if Tony had hired her personally. "Come on, miss, let's get you into the lobby," she said. "What are you doing at Stark Tower, anyway? Dangerous day to be sight-seeing."

You beat me, so the die is knocked away and you're free to head in.

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

Master of Pumpkins


Black Cat
XP: 1; Affiliation: Solo d10; PP: 0; Stress: none;

"Feeling more like myself already." She said, as she lowered her mask into place. "Now, let's see where this will take me…"

Black Cat needed only a moment to work out a good route through the core of the building. It was a twisty, awkward climb, and clearly designed to be worked on primarily by robots, or at least people with flight capability, but that was hardly a deterrence for someone like her.

"Aaand, that's the spot, she said, pointing to a clear plastic tube encasing thousands of wires sticking out from the wall. A flick of her wrist, and her grappling cable was locked in place, allowing her to swing over with ease. "Just a few dozen more floors worth of this and I'll be in."

A few stories higher, as she come to a relatively open section with few hand holds, she paused to consider how best to move forward. "Well, there's nothing wrong with a little risk in life." She said, withdrawing and unfolding a device not entirely dissimilar to a skateboard from the attaché case. "Now, let's see if this was even worth stealing."

Stepping onto the machine activated it, and her equilibrium earrings (another brilliant bit of Tinkerer's tech) helped her keep perfect balance as the device rose shakily into the air. "So far so good. Now, forward!"Shifting her weight slightly, the board began easing it's way up toward the narrowing section of the superstructure twenty stories above her. Feeling a little impatient with the relatively slow ascent Black Cat thought to herself that it was time to put the Rocket Racer name to the test. Crouching down, and angling the board ever more steeply, she pressed a series of buttons on the center of the board, not fully expecting the suddenness of the result. In a split second she was on a high speed collision course with the ceiling, and had only one option: abandon ship! Leveling out the rocket powered board, as much as possible, she leapt towards the gap with precision timing, and with luck, she'd catch onto something before she fell all the way back down...

Black Cat is going to spend a PP to perform a Cat Suit stunt which I'll call, "Rocket Racer's Prototype Hover Board," to aid in her harrowing ascent through the innards of Stark Tower.

Rocket to the Top!: Dice Pool: Solo d10, World-Class Thief d8, Multipower SFX: Leaping d4* and Wall Crawling d4*, and Acrobatic Expert d8. (*stepped back)
Total is 10, with d8 effect.

potatocubed
Jul 26, 2012

Who? Me?


Jessica Drew
1 PP, no stress

"It's all about the same thing, really: individuals running around with the power to single-handedly level towns." Jess eyes the hammer dubiously. "It's got people scared."

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011

This ancient path
is cracked and split
with the bones of those
who couldn't deal with it


Mystique

Seeing the seemingly fanatic passengers swarming her, Mystique dodges back the aisle, forcing them to come at her in slower and in smaller groups, playing to her strengths. (Solo D10+Reflexes D8+Combat Expert D8: dodging away from The Crusader's fans: 1d10 4 2#1d8 2 1
Ooo. That's...bad? I think? I guess I get a 4 with a d10 effect die, so I lose and take a d8 to physical stress if I have it right. After the fact I realized I forgot the distinction, and I'd rather pass instead of getting a PP, so I'll add it in if you'll let me: forgotten distinction: 1d8 6 with the Cramped distinction, it's a 10 total with a d10 so I still lose! Oh well.)

"Oof! Get off me, you taxi-driver!" Mystique curses under her breath and lets herself go, opening up her jaw impossibly wide and filling it with razor-sharp needle teeth. "You weren't expecting this, were you? You just thought you'd punch the air marshal and take a quick vacation to Cuba, didn't you? The five-o'clock news never tells you that I EAT MY ENEMIES ALIVE!"

(Rolling to make them fear and intimidate me, taking the d12 asset from my last turn. Solo D10+Fickle Deceiver D8+Shapeshifting D8+Psych Master D10+Intimidation D12.
Intimidating the Crusader's Passengers: 1d12 4 2#1d10 2 10 2#1d8 4 4
Not quite as bad. I'll spend one PP to add another d8 in, for 10+4+4=18 total and a d12 effect die. If that works, I'll go for emotional stress, trying to make them scatter in fear)

Mr. Maltose
Feb 16, 2011

If you ever need the Defenders drawn as ponies or the cast of Doctor Who, I know where to hook you up.

Please don't want those things.


Doctor Strange

"Understandably so. Well, I've no doubt Doctor McCoy and I can hold down the fort while you two deliver a senatorial ego massage." Stephen gestures vaguely. "Better we do it now, while we still have the chance. It's a bad business, as you can well tell." He's looking down at the street, at the massed protest. "Have you ever seen people so angry, Tony? Angry that we saved the world?"

Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

Is that... alcohol?



Stark Tower

"I suppose if you cast the Soothing Song of... Sackula to calm them down, it wouldn't really accomplish anything, would it?" Tony sighed. "They'd still think we made the wrong choice. If Doom was a little more indiscriminate they'd be throwing parades for us. Instead we're... this." He gestured in a wide motion to encompass everything below. "I hope you're right and we can straighten things out. I'm hoping you're right and the world will respond well to hearing the Avengers are back. This is probably the best place to tell them."

Heading for the elevator, he looked back over at Agent Drew, "I'm sure you have a perfectly fine mode of transportation, but you'll understand if the shareholders of Stark Industries prefer that Danny and I use company vehicles. Any objections, Danny?"

Mystique

The man pinning her went pale, the muscles of his midsection spasming like he was preparing to soil himself, as he jumped backwards in terror. The members of the mob in front pushed against those behind them, trying to get away, though some of their fanatic brethren pinned them in place, pressing their attack.

Well, you make a critical success unless I burn a doom die, so I burn a D6, taking it to 1d8 1d6.15 with a D6 effect, enough so that you only take out one more mob dice.

"Hold, brothers!" A voice came from the back. A man with dark, curly hair poking out from under a helmet stepped forward and the crowd seemed to part for him. He wore a red tabard, like knights in old paintings, a white sword painted upon its chest, and spontaneously, a sword materialized into his hand where before, there was none. "Do not spill your blood facing monsters. See to the passengers; the Crusader shall slay this monster as if he were St. George!" He was melodramatic, sure, but that weapon looked very, very real as he thrust it at Mystique.

Since he called his dudes off, I'm counting him as solo for this fight. Pool is D10 solo, D8 Sword, D10 Combat Master. 8 with a D10 effect.

Black Cat

She found herself catapulted up into the lattice of armoring and empty space that protected Stark Tower from madmen with space lasers as she went into freefall. The network of cables, bars and venting whipped past her in an almost-incomphrensible blur. Keying in on one below her, she threw her clawed hands out at just the right moment and caught herself. The impact tugged down on her shoulders violently, and her upper body slapped against the wall, but it was better than the alternative.

8/d6 effect. If it wasn't for that Meddling Mystique I might have won.
p.s. Mystique's alliterative name is now the Meddling Mystique. A lot of us have one, and so should you.

Kellsterik
Mar 30, 2012


Dust

She was smiling gratefully at the security officer, even if only her eyes showed it. "Thank you. I wasn't trying to make a scene, I just uh, thought someone had to say something." As they headed inside to the lobby, she looked around. Massive as the edifice was, it felt safer. Like she was in good company. "Actually, I came to see Dr. McCoy. If I can. I know there's a lot going on, but it's...very important." Glancing around just to be sure, she lowered her voice. "I'm, er, one of his students. He knows me as Dust."

ibntumart
Mar 18, 2007

Good, bad. I'm the one with the power of Shu, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton, and Mehen.


Ronan the Waster of Desk Jockeys' Time
Solo, 1 pp, no stress, chockful of vitamins

Downing his Ovaltine in a heroic gulp, he then moves to take advantage of the absence of personnel in the security room. While he can find his target without assistance, it would be much quicker and require fewer Beta Ray Bill apparitions if he just hacked into the computer system. All the passenger info and flight manifestos would be useful. Plus after all, this is just human hardware and software. Ronan rocks Kree cyberarmor with the latest kreOS build and microquantam decaprocessors.

Leaning over a terminal, Ronan began typing, using the Universal Weapon to alter the flow of electrons and unlock gates and pathways as necessary to force his way in.

OOC Okay, let's create that D8 Hacked FAA Files Resource.
Solo D10 + Kree Supremacist D8 + Cosmic Mastery D10 + Crime Master 2d8, 15 with D10 effect

Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

Master of Pumpkins


Black Cat
XP: 1; Affiliation: Solo d10; PP: 0; Stress: none;

Once the force of the impact had settled, Black Cat began pulling herself up as she laughed. "Oh boy, what a ride! Shame I'll probably never find that rocket board again." Sitting on the large steel beam, she took stock of her surroundings. "Wow, I must have gone a lot higher up than I figured." she mused. She spent a moment reading the serial numbers and construction codes printed on the building components surrounding her, before she noticed a hatch just up above her labeled RESDEV-TS002A

"Ha! Well, I guess I've always have been a lucky one!" She scrambled up into the narrow duct, and pushed the hatch open with some minor resistance. Inside was a darkened concrete room, lined with metal work benches, high-tech tools, advanced computer equipment, and row after row of prototype and experimental Stark Tech armor components and suits. "Jackpot!" She thought with a mischievous smile. Most of this stuff was worth a fortune on it's own, as the right kind of people would pay almost anything just to see what Tony Stark was thinking about tinkering with, but Cat's client was after one very specific thing. Somewhere in this wing of the tower was a file containing all of Mr. Stark's notes on the Extremis Virus, and whatever the hell that was, they were willing to pay the Earth for it. The search was on.

ibntumart
Mar 18, 2007

Good, bad. I'm the one with the power of Shu, Heru, Amon, Zehuti, Aton, and Mehen.


But Wait, There's More, AKA High Up in the Air Where Mutants Dare

The passengers in coach were the usual mix of tired parents with noisy kids, college kids headed home, internet romance connections looking to finally meet, people on business that don't make enough to buy seats with leg room and free snacks, and men and women standing up and brandishing copies of the Daily Bugle while one dude started yelling about the Crusades. Wait, no, that's not normal, thought one of the passengers seated all the way in the back.

And then things got weirder. A blue woman with red hair and a gun decides to pick a fight and proclaim herself the real terrorist in charge. Great, dueling psychos, the passenger thought and glanced anxiously at the nearby vacant bathroom. Maybe I should get out of sight.

Of course the demented Lord of the Rings cosplayer burst out then, though with a very real-looking sword appearing as if by magic in his hands. And then he actually charged at the blue lady who had just started yelling about eating people.

"Crap," the passenger whispered loudly. Really not my problem. I don't know what I'm doing. I'd just get everyone killed. The screams of the other passengers cut into the reverie, accompanied by the sight of frantic parents trying to calm childen of the other passengers revealed their terror. Plus, of course, the knight and the blue people-eater brawling in the center of the plane.

Then again, they might be as good as dead anyway if I just sit here.... She crosses her fingers briefly for luck, then angrily uncrosses them since it is, after all, a stupid human superstition, and fixes her gaze on the knight before her. St. George, eh? Might be able to work with that... Let's let the Voice of God screw with him Real Genius style.

OOC: Trying to inflict an Emotional Complication here: IS THIS REALLY WHAT JESUS WOULD DO, BRO? Also, counting this as Solo since Mystique seems as much a bad guy right now as the Crusader.
Solo D10 + Pick On Someone Your Own Size D8 + Telepathy D10 (stepping up with SFX) + Psych Expert D8 + Zealot d8 (trying to use his Distinction against him), 18 with D10 effect


quote:

Couldn't find a decent image, so for now, enjoy Ikzayal's placeholder glamour shot portrait!
Edit: Updated to reflect XP spend and new Milestones



IKZAYAL
Alana Itxel Rodriguez (Secret)
Solo D10 Buddy D8 Team D6

Distinctions:
Alien Flashbacks
Just Want To Fit In
Pick On Someone Your Own Size!

ETERNAL OF TITAN
Cosmic Energy Blast D10
Godlike Stamina D12
Mind Control D10
Subsonic Flight D8
Telepathy D8
SFX: Basically Immortal. Spend a PP to ignore physical stress or trauma.
SFX: Cutting Loose. Step up or double any ETERNAL OF TITAN power for one action. If the action fails, add a die to doom pool equal to the normal rating of your power die.
SFX: Psychic Hooks. Add a D6 and step up your effect die by +1 when inflicting a mental attack-related complication on a target.
LIMIT: Cosmic Overload. Shutdown any ETERNAL OF TITAN power to gain 1 PP. Recover power by activating an opportunity or during a Transition Scene.
LIMIT: Celestial Heritage. If you try to attack or otherwise harm a Celestial or a Celestial’s agent, shutdown all Eternal of Titan powers and take mental stress equal to the largest die in your pool. Activate an opportunity to recover each power.

LOST DAUGHTER OF TITAN
Mimic D10
Shapeshifting D8
Teleport D8
SFX: Almost Got It! Spend 1 PP to reroll when using any LOST DAUGHTER OF TITAN power.
LIMIT: Emotional Isolation. Gain a PP to step up emotional stress related to alienation and loneliness.
Limit: Getting to Know You. MIMIC only duplicates powers that you observed being used in the Scene or from those on whom you’ve inflicted a SHARE YOUR SECRET Complication.

SPECIALITIES
Combat Expert D8
Cosmic Expert D8
Psych Expert D8
Tech Expert D8

MILESTONES

Power Overwhelming
Channeling cosmic energy is a responsibility, but it's also a rush. You went from average high school student to one of the most powerful beings on the planet... and you haven't even begun to explore your full potential.

1 xp when you first use your Cutting Loose SFX in a scene.
3 xp when you cause D10 or greater stress in a single attack against an enemy.
10 xp when you either refuse any help fighting an enemy wielding a D12 in their Power Set, or you admit you are not powerful enough to defeat the enemy and accept aid from your allies.

Compromise SHRA Infrastructure (Anti-Registration)
S.H.I.E.L.D. and their SHRA allies possess much greater resources and equipment than the underground. If you’re going to stand a chance, you’ll need to even the playing field.

1 XP when you stress out a Cape-Killer team or wreck a piece of S.H.I.E.L.D. hardware.
3 XP when your destruction of infrastructure results in collateral damage to innocent bystanders or heroes on your side.
10 XP when you destroy or commandeer a major S.H.I.E.L.D. resource or an irreplaceable piece of technology created by the Pro-Registration forces.

Both closed out!
Not One Of You
1 XP when you first use your ETERNAL OF TITAN powers in public each time.
3 XP when you first activate your Emotional Isolation Limit.
10 XP when you either reject Earth completely to rejoin Titan society, or embrace humanity as their protector.

The Real Me
1 XP when you discuss or learn more about the history and powers of the Eternals.
3 XP when you use an ETERNAL OF TITAN power to create an asset or complication.
10 XP when you either find an Eternal willing to train you, or you find a non-Eternal tutor who can help you master your power.

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Lager
Mar 9, 2004

Give me the secret to the anti-puppet equation!

Hercules

Hercules roars with laughter as he finishes wrapping the metal door around the drone and tosses it to the side with gusto. The demigod then turns and smiles to McCoy. "Hah! If it isn't the Beast himself!" He claps a hand against the Avenger's shoulder. "I've come to avenge alongside my oft-times comrades-in-arms! Show me the way to the wine and we will drink in celebration!" Hercules starts to make his way inside, not even waiting for a response. "We shall feast tonight in honor of the great deeds we are bound to do!"

Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

Is that... alcohol?



Black Cat

Stark's armors were well-protected and, if the stories were true, capable of limited autonomy. That meant that getting too close to any of them could result in it coming online and attacking. She slipped along the far wall, keeping low as she crept out the door and into a hall that ran parallel to the edge of the room. She had two choices: north or south. If her memory served, a lot of the heaviest power cabling was running north as she traveled through the crawl space, while south had what appeared to be liquid nitrogen piped through, based on the danger signs and icing on the pipes.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH

Dust

The guard's eyes went wide. "Wow, you're a student of the Dr. McCoy?" She asked excitedly, "as in, the Beast, just-founded-the-Avengers Dr. McCoy? That must be so great. Can you tell me about him? What's his favorite subject? No, wait, what's his favorite book? I'm getting ahead of myself. I'm Kelly, and I work for security at Stark Tower. But you already knew that. Um... I'll call Miss Potts and see if we can't get you buzzed up topside, is that okay?"

Ronan the Accuser

Earth technology had become marginally harder to break into in the past few years, Ronan thought to himself. It reacted... SLIGHTLY more quickly than it once did. Perhaps if they thought about growing or harvesting organic brains to run their systems it would not be so trivially easy to infiltrate their system!

People need to start rolling some 1s, because I am getting the crap kicked out of my Doom Pool. Also, gonna wait until Mystique resolves Crusader's attack roll before I respond to your attack. Turn order, you know.

Stark Tower

Dr. Strange committed himself to enjoying some quiet with just Dr. McCoy around almost immediately after Tony, Danny and Agent Drew left, presumably for Stark's airfield. He floated back up into the air, hovering in meditation, for just under a minute when a new presence came down the roof access stairs, laughing loudly as he did so. "Ah, friend Strange!" the voice of Hercules bellowed down the hall to him. "I came to congratulate you on your glorious victory! Now, where is the wine?"

The Beast followed behind him, smiling sheepishly as he went. "It would appear, Steven, that Hercules was a little... disappointed we left him out of the last fight. So he dropped by and volunteered himself, and is looking for the wine, which..." he raised his voice and yelled off towards Herc, "Tony keeps all his best stuff behind the counter at the bar!"

He smiled back at Strange, flashing his feline teeth. "I don't suppose you're still mad we aren't using the Sanctum Sanctorum as our headquarters, Doctor?"

Kellsterik
Mar 30, 2012


Dust
2 PP, D8 Emotional stress

Her eyes went wide at the sudden interest. Much better than a mob, but talking to excited strangers still ranked a few pegs lower than say, sitting quietly in a dark room. "That would be fine. Thank you, Kelly. His lectures on the X-gene are somewhat niche, but i'm not sure we had any textbook he wasn't on a first-name basis with the authors of..."

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Danger-Pumpkin
Apr 27, 2008

Master of Pumpkins


Black Cat
XP: 1; Affiliation: Solo d10; PP: 0; Stress: none;

OOC: SOUTH! That liquid nitrogen must be coolant for Stark's personal ultra-computer!

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