Silver Age Seattle
* Incomplete Characters, Items & Places *
Unfinished characters, items or places that need entries
|Characters – NPC’s and Player Characters both mortal and Parahumans, including municipal, super teams and other esoteric personalities.||Places – Parahuman powerhouses, like S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M. travel extensively, so here are some of the many places the various teams have explored.|
|Items – Artifacts and Items of Power from many explorations, everything from weapons, armor, vehicles and magical and super-powered objects.||Organizations – From foreign Mafia to Superhero Teams these are some of the many organizations and groups available to our heroes.|
The Gentlemen of Science
Mr. Nautilus – Jules Verne 52
Mr. Moreau – H.G. Wells aged 64
Mr. Lightening – Nicola Tesla (Builder of the Tesla Time Sled) Age 27
Henry Verne (Grandson) 8 (Would later become The Gentleman of former Gatekeepers fame)
“THis is better than all the journals of Mr. Burton!”
Herotodus.Henry Verne’s dog & trusty sidekick
Clockwork Armada, The
The Head Diva
Paragon: (Alpha team)
(Captain Canada – leader)
Paragon Beta team
Blue Cavalier, The
Revolutionary , The
Zen Men Sun Tsou – Silver Cyborg – The leader
Iko – Rose Tiger
Rongudu – Green Wolf
Zonji – Azure Bear
Kaiduro – Yellow Mantis
Black Widow (San Francisco)
Mirage (San Francisco)
Ratcheteer, The (San Francisco)
Lazarus (San Francisco)
Tyler Brand (London)
Black Annie (London)
Dr Tesseract (Boston)
Laughing Jack (Los Angeles)
Summoner, The – Toby Drake (Formerly San Francisco, now Tokyo Japan)
Goalie, The (Calgary Canada)
Stars & Stripes (Stars Public Facing)
Stars and Stripes (Stripes Black Ops)
Wild Billy Kidd
People’s Republic of China:
Scream Queen (L.A.)
BioCore (Japan) – Doctor of Nuclear Physics Ruiko Tanaka-San – Merged with Taiko Tsumori
Asguardian, The – Eric Reign
Red Ronin, The
The Mob: (Needs an entry in Organizations)
Andrew Verne (Jules’ nephew)
John Fowler (Chief Engineer, King’s Cross trainyard, London)
one ring to open the ways, one ring to find them, one ring to heal the stars and in the light remind them.
Arlethan – King’s son
Gondor – men 25
Riders of Rohan –
Alaatar the Blue
Elves of Middle Earth
Chaldathan Empress Fid’aizo Chuun
Chaldathan Grand Cleric
Chaldathan Golden Guard
Aphrodesia Siphodello – Nationality Italian. 27? A stunning older redhead who runs a business called Hooters-like restaurant chain that is bondage themed called Racks
OkrkTesh – Martian Survivor, now on earth… somewhere.
Solria, a nobel of the Lifari from a commerce planet (Yunari). Charming, telepathic, political. Excellent marksman. Hired the JCD to aquire an ancient artifact (Primmortal power crystal) from a dead planet (Xeto).
Kotressa – A Lazoni space pirate and thief interested in stealing whatever isn’t nailed down. Mated with King Rawr and produced a child. Often ran with space pirates.
Alastor General Crixxus of the ZoneGra Protectorate – Commanded a fleet
Dar Vujeeze – Arcturi Regiment – Local Garrison Dar (Commander) on commerce planet Yunari
Margo Seng – Head mechanic at a spaceport on the commerce planet Yunari
Zero – Servant of oblivion, the Void, and the heat death of the universe. Enjoys pitting Parahumans against one-another.
Dr Zanome Zaitoichi – Head Administrator – Tokyo General Hospital
Tokyo City Prefect Tashokusan Gimidi
Doctor of Nuclear Physics Ruiko Tanaka-San
Samurai Fire Demon
Japanese Ambassador to America Koji Kako
Alien – Odun Tai – The Watcher
The Archon – Minor emotion control parahuman started the Sons of Purity anti-parahuman league during the events of the Civil War. Died of his injuries during an anti parahuman binge of rioting and looting in Washington DC.
Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
Train passengers (The Fates)
Chloe Hempstead – The daughter
Lettie Hempstead – The Mother
Addie Hempstead – The Grandmother
Gatekeeper Mansion tentacles
Green Tentacle prefers Classical
Black Tentacle loves Coffee
Name: Chryo Cop
Genre: SAS Default Skills
First Comic Appearance: Agents of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. #28
Group Affiliations: Unaligned
Occupation: Ice Cyborg
Territory: Oklahoma City, OK
Height: 5’ 8"
Description and Character Notes:
Chryo Cop was an experiment gone right, for awhile. Once Oklahoma CIty’s top cop, Charley Crystal was killed in the line of duty when he was shot and fell into a vat of chryo fluid at a superconductor factory, saving the lead Scientist’s life from death at the hands of one of the notorious Blackstone parahuman mercenaries. Using yet untested chryoscience, Dr. Ted Whistler managed to revive the body of Charlie, but the damage from the gunshot wounds was too great. Replacing portions of the officer’s brain with technology that regulated his autonomic systems, the cyborg Cryo Cop was born. Oklahoma City PD quickly appropriated the ‘property’ of one of it’s finest, and CC was happy to oblige, though amnesia caused him not to recall his own history and death. Now, his memories restored, Chryo Cop seeks to dispense justice the way any cop would, with fairness and law. He wanders the country with these goals in mind, hoping to one day return to his hometown and reunite with his barely remembered family – if they will accept him as he is.
Health Points: 85
Energy Points: 100
Shock Value: 17
Combat Value: 10
Defense Value: 7
Attributes:Skills Urban Tracking 1×3 = 3 (Well-Trained) Physical Sciences 1×5 = 5 (Well-Trained) Police Sciences 3×4 = 12 (Veteran) Special Ranged Attack 1×10 = 10 (Well-Trained) Attack Combat Mastery 1×3 = 3 Combat Technique 2×1 = 2 (1 combat techniques) Lightning Reflexes Special Attack 6×4 = 24 (60 damage attack) Incapacitating Body Check Required Ism – Parahuman – Known Parahuman who won’t Register 2x-1 = -2 (Large Degree of Discrimination) Marked – lowers temperature everywhere he goes – Frosted skin 3x-1 = -3 (Cannot be Concealed) Environmental Influence – Blue/Black Fire 1×1+ 1 = 2 Duration 1×1 = 1 (1 round) Cold Wanted – Left his post 1x-1 = -1 (Minor Incentive to Hunt) Creation – Ice 6×3+ 3 = 21 (500 kg) Duration 3×1 = 3 (1 min)
Genre: SAS Default Skills
First Comic Appearance: Agents of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. #28
Group Affiliations: Unaligned
Occupation: Grity Solo Act
Territory: Scranton, NJ
Height: 5’ 8"
Description and Character Notes:
The Night. It has a thousand eyes, and Nightfire is two of them. He’s a fan of justice, but in a world where a alley fight can go the easy way or the hard way, Nightfire enjoys the hard way. In reality, he’s a bit of a loner, but the thrill of a good fight can at times get the better of him. He’s no goodie two shoes, but he doesn’t like bullies either. Not a killer, per se, but he’s not about to let an enemy end up defeated without a few scars to remind them the night is always watching.
Health Points: 140
Energy Points: 70
Shock Value: 20
Combat Value: 10
Defense Value: 7
Attributes:Skills Unarmed Attack 2×8 = 16 (Expert) Intimidation 3×3 = 9 (Veteran) Burglary 1×3 = 3 (Well-Trained) Urban Tracking 1×3 = 3 (Well-Trained) Attack Combat Mastery 1×3 = 3 Combat Technique 1×1 = 1 Lightning Reflexes Massive Damage 1×5 = 5 (+10 damage) All Forms of Combat Regeneration 4×6 = 24 (20 Heath Points restored each round) Special Attack 3×4 = 12 (60 damage attack) Tough 2×2 = 4 (+40 health points) Ism – Parahuman – Known Parahuman who won’t Register 2x-1 = -2 (Large Degree of Discrimination) Marked – retractable claws – Concealable via goalie gloves 3x-1 = -3 (Cannot be Concealed) Natural Weapons 1×1 = 1 Claws Environmental Influence – Blue/Black Fire 1×1+ 1 = 2 Duration 1×1 = 1 (1 round) Unique Environment – Corona of blue/black fire Wanted – Refuses to Register powers 1x-1 = -1 (Minor Incentive to Hunt)
S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M. support personnel
Luna – AI
Rashelle Hathaway – Zap
Female 22 years old
Mischievous amethyst eyes and swirling bronze hair
Powers: Heightened Senses sight (energy fluctuations) and can generate very small amounts of electricity
Scientific genius engineer (by normal human standards) – Graduated MIT early HIRED
Jemma Sykes 20 – Studies life sciences (both human and alien). Bio-chemist. Heightened senses sight (microscopic). A graduate student of Kismet’s at Johns Hopkins. Experience with both Ka’Hadan and Chaldathan physiology.
Hugh Howard 42 – Pilot and mechanic aboard aircraft carrier, charged with capturing “Godzilla” in New York when an interdimentional being escaped the New York gate. The name is a reference to aviator, engineer, and multi-billionaire Howard Hughes.
Sidney Courville – Scorcher
Male, 21 years old
Mischievous emerald eyes and spiky chestnut hair
Powers: Manipulating fire
Former Royal Canadian Fighter Pilot
Keisha Grace – Kismet
Soulful Gray-Green eyes and somewhat unruly lavender hair
Powers: Turning Into An Animal (Common house cat)
Medical Doctor – Graduated Johns Hopkins, Peace Corp trained served in Sri Lanka after tsunami
Artie Bytel Former SCUD (Janitor) – Pending Interview
John Allen Adams – Head of ESP squad. Former Paragon Psi-team leader – Pending Interview
5 security team members
Jerry Hunt – Agent assigned to Scotland Yard. – Pending Interview
Kip Powers – PR guy – Radiance Communications – Hired
Terry Acres – Secondary Quarterback – Bulldogs
Michael Carello – Superintendent of Central District – Public Schools
Michael Aikins – Former SPD commish – Father of Big Joe Bartlett
Stephen Prosser – SPD Internal Affairs
Ken Griffey III
FBI Special Agent Donner – safe house duty
FBI Special Agent Shamwell – safe house duty
Ultimus Hallowscourge Hiveminder
Ultimus Hallowscourge Praetorian
Ultimus Hallowscourge Virus
Ultimus “Hallowed” Scourge Virus
Ultimus Hallowscourge Hybrids:
Ultimus Hallowscourge Blue Whale
Ultimus Hallowscourge Giant Squid
Ultimus Hallowscourge Killer Whale
Morgan La Faye – Blood Red Sorceress – Emma Culhwych – Morgane, Morgana The Morrígan (“phantom queen”) Modran daughter of Avallack, Mother to Owain the Black Hearted
Tracy Hoyt – Goth wiccan
Saffron – Goth wiccan II
Walter Gethry – Wizard hippy
Jaina Lipshitz – PTA mom
Ultimus Undersea Lab Scientists
Ultimus Undersea Lab Subship
Ultimus Undersea Lab Mothership
Maris Brood Alpha/Original
Maris Brood Clone
Evan Muzk Clone #7 (Died while in police custody)
Kiran Cross – PHD Archeology/Anthropology – University of Washington.
Priscilla Davies – Archeologist/Anthropologist
Cornel Colin Brighton – Royal Canadian Army
Dark Christmas Elves
Jaque Frost (Killer Frost)
Four Bow General: Sweetroll Patent
Gatekeeper Mansion – San Francisco, CA
Yunari – Commerce Planet, multi-racial. Within ZoneGra Protectorate space.
Xeto – ‘Dead’ Planet. Outside of, but within Hyperflight travel of the ZoneGra Protectorate. Contained a remnant of a Primmortal vessel disguised as an ancient ruined city.
Phantom Zone, The
Racks restaurant chain
| Dimension: | Gate Location | Gatekeeper |
| Earth Prime | Home Dimension | N/A |
| Dazbog (Slavic) | Croatia | ? |
| Orshanka (African) | Horn of Africa | ? |
| Bramin (Hindu) | Calcutta India | ? |
| Egyptia | Valley of the Kings | ? |
| Teochitlian | Peru | ? |
| Realm of Ice | ? | ? |
| Realm of Water | ? | ? |
| Star Trek | ? | ? |
| DC Universe | ? | ? |
| Realm of Fire | ? | ? |
| Realm of Lightening | ? | ? |
| Realm of Earth | ? | ? |
| Marvel Universe | ? | ? |
| Dog World | Westchester UK | ? |
| Paldronica | New York NY | RingBlade |
| Asgard | Lillyhammer Norway | ? |
| Farscape | Sydney Austraulia | ? |
| Middle Earth | King’s Cross UK | ? |
| Summerlands | Navajo Mountain AZ | Shaman, The |
| Spyworld | Berlin, DE | ? |
| Warworld | ? | Dreadnought |
| Arabian Nights | Sahara Desert | ? |
| Gaia | Tokyo Japan | Summoner, The |
| StarWars | ? | ? |
| Antimatter Universe | Pakistan | ? |
| Gangland | Chicago, IL | ? |
| Angelic Realm (Heaven) | ? | ? |
| Elysian fields | ? | ? |
| Demonic Realm (Hell) | ? | ? |
| Middle Earth | King’s Cross, London UK | ? |
- Misty Mountains.
- Mines of Moria.
- Gap of Rohan.
Chaldathan Armada Ship (this could go in characters or items)
Chaldathan World Ender (Pluto Base)
Zoa – Lithari Home planet
Mantle of Krakkathuum, The – The home ‘planet’ of the Lazoni race, actually a dense asteroid belt.
GIGA NIHON NO KAMI – Spirit of Japan (City of Tokyo ship) (This could go in characters or items)
Belltown Motor Care – Mechanic Shop – Belltown
University of Washington Polar Science Center (UW-PSC),
The science team establishes a base camp, called the North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO), at the privately operated Russian/French ice camp Borneo, a temporary cluster of tents erected at 89 degrees North. Borneo has been accommodating tourists, explorers, and scientists since 1993. The camp operators smooth out a 3000 foot long runway so that ski-equipped planes can land right on the sea ice. Two large Russian helicopters ferry tourists to the Pole and scientists to their remote camps.
The University of Washington coordinates the diverse NPEO research team. In addition to making a core set of instruments to track Arctic Ocean changes, NPEO aims to distribute the core data as widely as possible to the rest of the science community and to provide operational support and background data to other investigators. This year, scientists from a number of scientific institutions will be working on the ice.
Seattle Underground Tour
Primmortal power crystal – SEE PRIMMORTAL SPARK
Primmortal spark – an energy source and database from within a Primmortal ship. Essentially a self-sustaining AI. The Monolith AI Eve was an example of a Primmortal spark. Poorly understood by spacefaring races, the Primmortal Spark (Also known as Dark Matter Crystals) were sought after power sources throughout the galaxy.
Monolith, The – A Primmortal Scout Ship. Landing caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. First discoverers, Dr. Adams (Abel) and Zero (Caine).
Tesla Time Sled
Genitagging Initiative, The
Park – Superspeed
Huck – Superstrength
Swish – Aqua-strength
Toss – Flight
Kryptonian datastore crystal
Kryptonian seed crystal
The Fate Train
Book – Chanson de Saisnes (The Three Matters)
The three “Matters” were first described in the 12th century by the French poet Jean Bodel, whose epic Chanson de Saisnes contains the line:
Ne sont que III matières à nul homme atandant,De France et de Bretaigne, et de Rome la grant.There are but 3 matters that no man should be without,That of France, of Britain, and of great Rome.
The name distinguishes and relates the Matter of Britain from the mythological themes taken from classical antiquity, the “Matter of Rome”, and the tales of the paladins of Charlemagne and their wars with the Moors and Saracens, which constituted the “Matter of France”. While Arthur is the chief subject of the Matter of Britain, other lesser-known legendary history of Great Britain and Brittany, including the stories of Brutus of Britain, King Cole, King Lear, and Gogmagog, is also included in the Matter of Britain aka Legendary kings of the British.
Lathe of the Founders / Shard of Caliburn
Northwest Sharkskins (NWSS) – Anti-para skinhead gang Seattle
The Populist Patriots – Christian far right wing hate group Seattle
The Gentlemen of Science – Time travelers From 1880!
Order of the Midnight Cross (London 1850)
People’s Republic of China (Superhero team, China)
Southern Cross (Superhero Team, Australia)
Alien Race: Lifari – A pale blue colored, sentient, plant based lifeform, humanoid in shape. Spacefaring. Nobles and bureaucrats. Mostly peaceful. Interested in interstellar commerce. Most Lifari are naturally skilled combatants, but do not consider themselves warriors. Home planet, Zoa.
Alien Race: Primmortals – The birthing race of the known universe. Responsible for the creation of the Monolith. Escapees from a previous Prime Universe. The Primmortals reduced their consciousness into pure data and hoped to seed the new universe with primitive biomass that it could later use to re-engender it’s race, however the primary Primmortal scout ship which would indicate the appropriate time to cull and collect all biomass failed to return prior to the sentience of the biomass. (The Monolith)
Alien Faction: The Lifari High Council – Philosophers, Nobles and bureaucrats of the Lifari race
Alien Race: Lazoni – Living carbon that exists at a high temperature surrounded by a dense polycarbonate shell. Magma people. Birth cycle includes gestation and deposit of an egg, which when hatched contains a potentially explosive phosphorus excretion. Immune to all non-fusion based heat. The Lazoni are empathic and are capable of emitting adaptable pheromones that attract most races. Lazoni can also shapeshift and change color in a chameleon like way, allowing them to be excellent at stealth and ‘snerching’ items of value. The Lazoni have no home planet, they hail from an asteroid belt called the Mantle of Krakkathuum.
Alien Faction The ZoneGra Protectorate – Militant peacekeeping force in an unknown quadrant of the galaxy visited by the JCD while onboard the Monolith.
Civil War Factions
P.F.H. – Parahumans for Humanity (Government loyalists in support of genitagging initiative)
Liberty Covenant, The – Parahumans who reject the genitagging initiative and have vowed to take up arms to defend Parahuman freedom.
Mob, The – Parahumans looking to capitalize on the chaos of the Civil War
Children of Purity – A non-powered human faction in Washington D.C. dedicated to ridding the world of parahumans, led by The Archon, ironically a parahuman himself with the power of Emotion Control. Self proclaimed leader The Archon was defeated by Blackjack, who later turned the group to his own vigilante ends. Defeated by Blackjack, the former SoP’s are now tattooing the blackjack masks on their faces.
Alien Race: Kryptonian
Santa’s Soldiers – The Christmas Army Holiday Brigades
Sometimes fate isn’t kind. Come to think of it, it has never been kind to Brigade Dasher. Originally positioned as THE covert infiltration brigade within the Christmas Army, over the past couple centuries Dasher has suffered from high turnover and several botched missions. While several able officers head the brigade, the sad fact is that many bad apples have spoiled the crop, and any failed Christmas Army mission is now referred to as “pulling a Dasher”. This grates on the egos of the elder operatives, who long for some decent recruits to bring the brigade back to its former status. Such a task won’t be easy, as Brigade Rudolf has begun using Dasher for every no-win scenario on the roster, populating its ranks with green cadets and jaded reprobates. In essence, Dashers are set up to fail. Despite this sad state of affairs, Dasher officers refuse to give in to the slander and sabotage, facing all assignments with professional dignity and iron resolve. Brigade Dasher tends toward a narrow variety of Christmas Army hardware, preferring reindeer-drawn sleds for silent insertion, and the standard compliment of candy cane stiletto, auto pistol and glass-ball grenades. Uniform tends toward black for urban night ops. They cull their recruits from all divisions, but tend to restrict the influence of unproven mages (due to past mishaps). Sometimes, a recruit from another brigade will get stuck with Dasher as a punitive measure. The good news is, if a soldier survives his stint with Dasher, there’s nowhere to go but up. If he fails, he’ll be seeing nothing but reindeer poop for a year.
If there was ever a reason not to judge a book by its title, Brigade Dancer is it. The roughest, most hardened assault troops the Christmas Army has in the field, Dancers all bear the tattoo of their brigade, swearing brotherhood unto death. Proving their value in battle against the most ferocious of Santa’s foes, Dancers are sent where close-quarters hand-to-hand combat is the order of the day. They are especially fond of mixing it up with the nocturnal minions of the Boogieman and the broken toy soldiers of the AntiClaus. They charge their opponents, guns a-blazing, and use their rifles as clubs when the ammo runs dry. Heartbreakers and life-takers, Dancers go where no brigade will dare, and will not leave until the enemy has cried “uncle”. Brigade Dancer recruits only the toughest grunts, and compliments their number with a select few mages and support personnel. Any commandos are typically officers. It is said (mostly by Dancer operatives) that a Dancer grunt is worth three commandos from any other brigade. Other brigades, especially Vixen and Blitzen, hotly contest such hype.
Simply put, Brigade Prancer is the Christmas Army’s naval branch. The North Pole itself has no coast and few bodies of water which are not frozen over, but the further south you move the more likely you are to encounter them. And the average elf can’t even swim. So Prancer works with the magic submarines, aquatic sleighs, and the few reindeer they’ve trained to swim, for those times when it’s not sufficient to simply pursue an enemy by air. Any time an Christmas Army team is operating near a major body of water, Prancer is on call – indeed, that is the bulk of what they do, remain stationed and ready when needed for emergency rescues or backup. As with most Brigades, the bulk of Prancer is grunts – but they keep a stable of able commandos as well, ready to infiltrate underwater fortresses or defend against the resurgence of the evil empire of Atlantis. Their mages always have at least one or two waterrelated spells, often designed to grant the ability to swim or breathe water.
The first thing you need to know about Brigade Vixen: never call them chicks. The second thing you need to know: never, ever, ever call the male operatives chicks. They really hate it. Most elves still think of Brigade Vixen as “the female brigade” – or even “the Ladies’ Auxiliary”, if they’re older and quite certain that none of the Vixens are in earshot. Back in the day, this is where the women who insisted on being allowed into the Christmas Army (and who had sufficient qualifications to make the male-biased powers that be relent) were sent. Naturally, they were relegated to support staff positions… …or so the other brigades thought. The truth is that since its inception, the Brigade has been the eyes, ears, and right hand of Mrs. Claus. It was only because of his wife’s intervention that Santa allowed a female reindeer to pull his sleigh to begin with. Today, Vixen has just enough grunts and commandos to give them the appearance of a group of feisty young elf women determined to make it in a man’s world – but their strength is in their support staff, all of whom (from wranglers to medics) are part of an elaborate espionage network. This network doesn’t answer to Brigade Rudolf – which isn’t even fully aware of its existence. It answers to Mrs. Claus directly, and serves as her “Internal Affairs” – her inside hook to make sure the Christmas Army doesn’t fall victim to politics or corruption. Women still make up the bulk of Vixen, but the broader rule of recruitment is this: Vixen actively seeks out those elves who, for whatever reason, seem harmless, innocuous, even marginalized to the rest of the Christmas Army. They make sure to keep enough tough-as-nails grunts around, but everyone knows Vixen’s agenda, and everyone pulls their weight.
Brigade Comet is home to the magical craftsmen of the Christmas Army – the “Q Division”, so to speak. These are the guys who toil away in the workshop, cooking up self-repairing snowmen (one of the early tests of which led to the famed Snoopy Sno-Cone Maker Incident in Boise, Idaho), telepresence clothing (the idea is simple: a single mage remains at HQ, guiding the actions of and casting spells through multiple sets of animated clothes, thus keeping the mage himself out of the line of fire and maximizing the Christmas Army’s pool of mages; in practice, however, the telepresence units have a disturbing tendency to go off on their own and begin collecting commemorative spoons. No one has the least clue why.), and even less successful items. But if the failures are famous, it’s only because they’re overly ambitious. Brigade Comet consistently tries to build houses with toothpicks, so to speak – they’re mocked for the houses that fall, when they should be held in awe for the shacks which withstand the storm. Brigade Rudolf usually keeps their biggest successes in reserve – ostensibly so that the Christmas Army’s enemies don’t learn how to counter them. Comet looks for the brightest and most innovative mages – and plenty of grunts reckless enough to try anything once. And twice. And a third time backwards.
There are Brigades known for their cunning; for their tactics; for their strength; for producing the best grunts, or the most talented medics. And then there’s Cupid – undefeated in the Christmas Army hockey tournament for fourteen years running. Sure, they have a decent mission success record. Their equipment is in reasonable shape, although it’s never top of the line. It’s not that they’re a bad brigade -there really is no such thing, Rudolf would never put up with it – but their priorities are on the ice. The hockey season lasts all year at the North Pole – there’s no break period, no time set aside for training. Of course, that’s supposed to be because hockey is just something with which to blow off steam in between missions. Games are frequently cancelled because one team or the other is missing members who are on assignment, and the season simply ends once each brigade’s team has played a specific fifty games. The playoffs are fast and furious, and it nearly always boils down to Cupid and Rudolf – and more than one elf has suggested that Rudolf only makes it that far because they intimidate their opponents so much. Cupid’s recruitment policy is almost quaint in its simplicity: can he handle a puck? Good. He’s in.
Elven magic is not by nature combat-oriented. There’s a reason most elves spend their time making toys – it’s the way they’re built, their nature, the thing thousands of years of natural selection have designed them for. Sure, they’d developed a few defensive spells over the eons, just as deer developed antlers – but as a rule, they’re artists, not fighters. Brigade Donner tackled this problem head-on when the Christmas Army formed. Magic was needed which could be used in a fight, or to avoid one; magic was the key advantage elves had over most of their human opponents, and the specialty of their most dastardly nemeses. They crafted the basic combat spells available to all elves – Ice Blade, for instance – and have since devised a number of their own, which they tend not to share with the other brigades. “It’s not quite fool-proof yet,” they’ll say, with feigned reluctance. “We’ll keep testing it for a few years and then explain it to you.” In some ways, they’re Comet’s sister brigade, but the in-fighting between Donners and Comets is legendary. Donner recruits elves with a high Christmas Spirit, of course; even a number of its grunts and commandos have mastered one or two spells (these elves would be NPCs, as mages are the only PCs who may take magical skills).
Hot dogs. Daredevils. Lunatics. Kamikazes. Blitzen. Brigade Blitzen has no official specialty – but then, that’s true of most of the brigades. Such focuses and special interests are more tradition than rule. But every member of the Christmas Army has a Blitzen story they tell – the time an entire Dasher squad challenged a Blitzen grunt to a game of shots and was drunk under the table. The time a Blitzen commando stole Mrs. Claus’s petticoat on a dare… while she was wearing it. The Blitzen communications tech rumored to be Santa’s daughter. The night Christmas was saved because a Blitzen pilot maneuvered eight reindeer in a death-defying series of loops, without losing a single toy. Everyone in Blitzen can pilot a sleigh – or will at least try. These are the guys who do the impossible because it doesn’t occur to them they might fail. The adrenaline addicts, the danger junkies, the freaks. They’re never used for dangerous missions – although, more often than any other Brigade, they sometimes lend their members out for use in other brigades’ missions. Sometimes Donner needs that edge, the guy willing to take the chance testing a new spell; sometimes Vixen needs a loud, shiny decoy.The elf who got drunk on egg nog and got suspended from the Academy because he got a promising young flying reindeer drunk with him, and went on a joy ride to Argentina and back, showing up three days after Christmas with a hangover and a new wife confused about what on Earth she was doing at the North Pole? That’s the guy Blitzen recruits.
Christmas Elven Martial Arts (Elf-Fu)
SR Special Move
1 Christmas Kiai: Singing a Christmas carol at high volume provides a 1 to DCV).
6 12 Drummers Drumming: on a successful punch or kick, attacker may make an additional punch or kick at no additional action penalty.
7 Spinning Ice Razor: counts as a full dodge and attack in one check (no additional action penalty). Can take no additional actions during the round.
8 5 Golden Rings: double Body bonus on successful punch or kick (can be used with any other special attack).
9 9 Ladies Dancing: dodging counted as passive skill (no additional action penalty). Does not cost an action.
10 Star of Wonder: add CHRISTMAS SPIRIT to ACV (can be used with any other offensive skill or special move)
Random Adventure Log stuff & uncategorized things:
Time Travelling Gentlemen of Science
Camp, eat. Talk about Henry (Young Gentleman Master Verne’s Dog Herotodus is missing, and they mustn’t leave anything behind.)
Search for Herotodus.
Raptors in the fields
Time travel to 1860 – Charles Dickens Christmas party!
London in 1860!
At the Christmas party in 1860
Edwin Drood attempts to kill Dickens via poison!
Runs into the sewers of London via graveyard!
Carries with him the gate key to another world!
The London Gate – Kings Cross London – Middle Earth
Back to the workshop. Henry Verne says that he wishes his father could have joined them.
Your father is a criminal and an anarchist, who wants society and the modern world to burn. I don’t want you to grow up in a world like that grandson.
The time machine has been stolen!
Rail marks lead across the alley to the trainyard.
Christmas day train chase!
Order of the Midnight Cross thuggery! Technology should be only used to dominate the human race.
Into the London Underground at King’s cross.
Andrew Verne (Jules’ nephew) shots Jules in the leg. ‘For Michael"
John Fowler (Chief Engineer) will have no part of this. Claims he’ll tell Mr. Peirson all about it.
Order of the Midnight Cross – thugs attack.
The Rows of Pods in the Chaldathan Clone Ship
One of them crackling with lightening. Causing equipment to malfunction. A wind picks up along the long corridors. And the lightening grows, cascading along rows and rows of chryo tubes.
Gloved hands begin to pull open the hatches of their cryo tubes.
Flames burst out of one.
Curls of wind out of another.
Another one pops out with a fist shaped indentation.
Another is kicked out.
Another explodes outward.
Another is peeled open.
Another coalesces with a mist that seeps through the cracks..
Another is pried open with knives.
Still another is frozen solid and cracked apart.
Thousands of costumed heroes and some, not so heroic begin breaking free, clasping hands, some old rivals, and even enemies eying each-other with suspicion, but all seem to recognize a common enemy when they see one.
Alright Ladies and Gentlemen, said sergeant Freedom.
Listen up. We’ve got a job to do.
Old News from the watchtower
Pluto recently removed as a planet by scientists who wished to change it’s classification may now wish to eat their words, since the destruction of the planetoid there is now a movement by some in the scientific community to elevate it’s sibling Charon to full planet status.
Charon is of course the skeletal guardian of the river styx in ancient mythology.
30 people at a Dairy Quick are now in critical condition due to what doctors believe may be e.coli poisoning.
The word on the street from bystanders. "That food is so full of fat it’s a mystery how people don’t know it’s bad for you. A lot more people die from eating fast food their whole lives.
Seattle Chief Medical examiner’s office is investigating the misplacement of several recently accepted sets of human remains recently transferred from the suicide ward at Pac Med.
A new restaurant chain is sweeping the nation: “Racks”. The eatery features racks of ribs, burgers & hot wings served by young women showing lots of legs and cleavage. The inside of the establishment is made to look like a torture chamber, complete with a medieval torture rack. Five locations have already opened citywide.
Scandal at the Seattle diocese, as Father Leo August has been removed from active work for the church pending an investigation of child abuse. The Catholic Priest is apparently accused of entering the home of a local seattle resident where he proceeded to engage in puniching the boy with physical restraint and abuse.
Local police welcome a new Chief of Police in a ceremony later today. Former Special Liason Arland Standley was recently promoted to Chief of the Seattle police department, and the ceremony will be attended by local dignitaries including Seattle’s District attorney Richard Danger Mayor Mark Franklin and Deputy Mayor Peter Swanson.
United Nations Parahuman Summit on the state of Japan’s WWII concessions.
Team: Lonestar – StarMarshall
Team: Mercy Force – Peregrin
Team: The Gatekeepers – Lady Gargoyle
Team: Paragon – Captain Canada
Team: People’s Republic of China – Impeiral Lotus
Team: Southern Cross – Abo Joe
Japanese Tsunami & Fukishima Reactor Crisis
Friday March 11
At 0546 GMT (1446 in Japan) a massive earthquake, 8.9 on the Richter scale, unleashes a huge tsunami which crashes through Japan’s eastern coastline, sweeping buildings, boats, cars and people miles inland.
5 minutes of quake!
In Tokyo – hundreds of miles from the quake – large buildings shake violently and workers scramble into the streets for safety.
Water main blows!
Gas Main blows!
More than 50 aftershocks follow – seven at least 6.3 on the Richter scale, the size of the quake which struck New Zealand on February 22.
A “state of emergency” is declared at one of the country’s nuclear power plants after the Fukushima reactor, around 30 miles inland from the north east coast, suffers a cooling system failure. Around 3,000 people are evacuated from a 6.2-mile exclusion zone.
Japanese Ambassador and Emperor Akihito on a plane that is having trouble taking off!
A large fire erupts at the Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city near Tokyo and burns out of control, with 100ft flames whipping into the sky. – Giant Samurai Fire Demon appears
Sendai airport, north of Tokyo, is inundated with cars, trucks and buses and thick mud cover its runways
United Nations – Genitagging Initiative
The Loyalists: PFH (Parahumans for Humanity)
Paragon – All of them publically
Captain Canada – Copernicus – Delta V – The Olympian – Sirocco – Striker – Tangent – Valkyrie (heroes Alpha)
Lady Justice – Akandi – Boost – Congo – Deadeye Chimp – Feedback – Gang Zhao – Blue Cavilier – Squire – Toymaker(beta)
Nufon – All of them
Some gatekeepers – Lady Gargoyle – Tyler Brand (London) – Century (Minneapolis) – Dr Tesseract (Boston) – Formor (Orlando) – Laughing Jack (Los Angeles) – Mortlocke (Paris) –
Raksha (Cairo) – Ratcheteer (San Francisco) – Black Annie (London)
Some Mercy Force – Jade Viper – Memnosyne (on the fence) – Onyma
Some dawn Patrol – Mistral
Some Stars and Stripes – Stripes – Blackhawk – Alpha Star – Bullet Time
Some Austin Possee – Lonestar – Star Marshall – Anima
Rebels: (Liberty Covenant)
The Gatekeepers – Mr Mystic – The Gentleman – Black Widow – Mirage
Some Mercy Force – Magma – Peregrine – Nightclaw – Ghost Squadron
Dawn Patrol – Gallant – Darkwave – Phalanx (Ka-Hadan) –
Stars & Stripes – Stars – Sgt Freedom – StarGuard – Red Lightening
Some Austin Posse – Lonestar – Wild Billy Kidd – Velocity – Myriad –
NEW PARAGON!: Azure Star and Eclipse (Jerusalem) – Liberte & The Revolutionary (France)
Jade Wraith & The Gentleman
Doctor of Nuclear Physics Ruiko Tanaka-San – Merged with Taiko Tsumori (BioCore)
The Mob – Parahumans looking to use the Civil War to capitalize on the chaos
Dark Lotus & Zero
The Asian and Indian Gatekeepers
The Amazons (Hippolyta)
Physical assault of superhero.
Watcher race appears. Odun Tai
Meeting of the Rebels.
Cops are running down Magnatron for trying to stop a robbery.
It’s a Paragon Team that is running them down, plus cops. Thumper (Nelly’s character joins up)
Copernicus – Delta V – The Olympian – Sirocco – Striker – Tangent – Valkyrie (heroes Alpha)
Copernicus calls Eric Reign (The Asguardian) who kills Giant Hick Hero Guy
Gallant Shills Flashbang. “The next time you fight Paragon, kill one of them.”
Diamond Blackstone v. Gallant & Darkwave (and a hero fallen into darkness – Shadow Dreadnaught).
Blackjack vs. Children of Purity – Self proclaimed leader The Archon was defeated and later died of his injuries during an anti parahuman binge of Rioting and looting in Washington DC. Defeated by Blackjack and are now tattooing the blackjack masks on their faces.
NEWS STORIES PAST:
Ultima industries secured mining and mineral rights to a quarry in fall city promising 400 new jobs for the region in a press conference today. Chief of operations Tobias King had this to to say.
“The new mineral wealth we’ve located may revolutionize a number of industries under the wheelhouse of Ultima industries and I for one am excited to see what our science and R&D divisions come up with.”
Ultima spokespeople were mum on just what new mineral wealth has been discovered, however this reporter did find patents pending for a number of trade names recently filed by the company, including one reference to a stable transuranic element (element 126) that finally decays to iron.
Strings of bank robberies continue in the greater seattle area as a gang calling themselves JC Patches continue to harry the local banking community, this time robbing two credit unions this week.
Admiral richard e byrd society has reported an as of yet unknown archeoligical find near the north pole. Noted archeologist Harry Arden has stated that the find exists beneath a large amount of ice and is attempting to find funding for an excavation.
Quarantine of the Elliot bay area in downtown seattle has reduced as SPECTRUM and police investigators cleared out a dangerous creature infestation nearby the Elliot bay bookstore. SPD is making final sweeps tonight and scientists from the University of Washington are conferring about the potential impact of the creatures. Homegrown hero Slipstream also made an appearance to help with the crisis. No arrests have been made, pending further investigation by SPECTRUM and the SPD.
Store owner Argus Crabb told reporters this afternoon that “It was about time someone did something about the smell coming from the basement.” It’s unclear at this time what creatures were involved, or exactly what the danger was, however several nearby residents reported feeling tremors through out the late afternoon during the quarantine.
Crabb later stated that he was eager to get back to his books, which, he stated, contained more wisdom than any member of those costumed n’er do wells.
KMRLD has been granted exclusive rights to the tory, and will be updating you as the story develops. As for this reporter, I’m glad to report zero fatalities on the SPECTRUM team, and am happy they’re still looking out for us.
Police arrested two men early Wednesday morning after an attempted carjacker failed to make off with the target car.
A man pulled up to a store in his 2007 Audi A3 wagon at Eighth Avenue South and South King Street in the International District to buy some food while a woman waited in the passenger seat, according to Seattle police reports.
A strange man holding a beer in one hand got into the driver’s seat and tried to start the car.
The woman shouted at the suspect and tried to push him out of the car, but he doggedly continued to try to start the car and get it into gear for several minutes, all the while still hanging on to his beer.
He eventually gave up and left the car, getting into a blue Kia Sportage on South King Street.
The woman noted the Kia’s license plate and got behind the wheel to follow the Kia, according to Seattle police.
The Kia ran several red lights and stop signs and drove the wrong way down a one-way street, ultimately getting away from the woman driving the Audi.
The woman flagged two King County transit deputies and told them about the incident. Meanwhile, she realized her iPhone 7 was missing.
Appearing on the scene by happenstance, the parahuman Police Officer Starborn arrived and remotely employed her phone’s “find my iPhone” tool, which allowed officers to track down the Kia at 12th Avenue South and South Main Street. Starborn and other Police arrested the driver.
When the passenger stepped out of the vehicle, the beeping iPhone fell from his lap. The woman identified the driver as the attempted carjacker. After the owner of the Audi returned to the store parking lot to find his car was gone, he called 911. Officers reunited him with the woman and the Audi. The suspects, ages 50 and 25, were booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery.
Apparent hooligans egg homeless man
Occupants of a BMW reportedly targeted a homeless man sleeping at a church in a drive-by egging Wednesday morning.
A man flagged down patrol officers just before 4:45 a.m. in the 4100 block of University Way Northeast, according to police reports. He told police that five minutes prior, two men drove by in a BMW and chucked eggs at a homeless man sleeping in the doorway of a church.
The occupants of the silver BMW with tinted windows appeared to be in their 20s. The witness reported the same car circled the block half an hour before the egging.
The homeless man was fine, but pointed out to officers where an egg broke on his jacket, reports say.
Seattle and University of Washington police were unable to find suspects.
Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call 555-625-5011.
The Washington State Patrol says a fatal, fiery crash on Interstate 405 south of Lynwood near the I5 exit was caused by a northbound van that crossed the median and collided with two southbound vehicles.
Trooper Guy Gall says both southbound vehicles caught fire this evening, as well as the van due to a dangerous fuel leak. One woman in the van was able to walk away before it burned and attempted to flee in another damaged vehicle, but was stopped due to an unknown parahuman who witnesses say tore the door off of the car and physically removed her, then ran down the i5 exit after asking the carjacked victim where the nearest hospital was. The victim directed him south toward a local clinic.
Gall says the van driver did not appear to be impaired, however the van appeared to have been opened like an over stuffed burrito and how this occurred or why he crossed the median remains under investigation.
The mid-evening crash near Everett is currently backing up southbound I-405 traffic and is expecting to continue most of the evening and northbound traffic slowed as well.