The Catalysts

The Fifth Ward

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a part of The Catalysts, by Mr. Inkwell.

The bustling, always busy, industrial section.

Mr. Inkwell holds sovereignty over The Fifth Ward, giving them the ability to make limited changes.
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Setting

The Fifth Ward is the industrial section of the city, with very little housing, dominated by Manufacturing plants, Amp Stations, and a few laboratories and facilities. The Fifth Ward is walled off from the rest of the city, and takes up the Northwest part of the city. The only access on and off the Fifth Ward is from three main bridges, two of which conencting to the Central part of the city, the third connecting to the residential area. The bio-engineering lab is located here.

The Fifth Ward

The bustling, always busy, industrial section.

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The Fifth Ward is a part of Emperia City.

2 Places in The Fifth Ward:


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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Lucielle Thorn Character Portrait: Vanessa "Aphrodite" Eris

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A few minutes of concentration found Lucielle exiting a room of smoke and soot, as she carelessly breathed in the noxious fumes. She felt the fire in her heart grow, burning hotter and hotter. Hoping the excess humiliation of soot and flames would satisfy her desire for power. She certainly felt stronger, but since she usually felt invincible, this was no great feat. All she could do is wait for a perfect opportunity to burn something.

Just as she was remembering a small gang she uncovered near her home, she stepped from the burning wreckage of the foundry. A few late night stragglers that had decided to gather around the gaping hole of an entrance noticed her. Smiling, she walked through them, loving how they parted for her in fear.

But something was missing.

Turning around to face the small group, she studied them carefully.

"I wouldn' try anythin' miss," An elderly one from the back piped up, "We've called the cops. You can't touch us, I'd jus' stay right on here, n' wait for 'em ta show." He paused, adding, "Like a responsible youn' gal'."

"Oh," Lucielle said to the old man, "I'm supposed to just wait around for men with guns to come collect me?"

The crowd closed in tighter, afraid of her every move.

"Le'mme tell ya' all something," She called out into the crowd, "I'm not scared of anyone or anything. And I'm not going to be ordered around by a bunch of low-lifes!"

Her hands lit ablaze, and she sent a volley of firebolts at the old man, watching him burn to the ground with a hungry look in her eyes. Laughing, the group dispersed, each running their own direction, all ready to spread tales of the "demon-girl" they saw. She embraced her new title, hearing some scream as they got far, far, away from her. Soon the whole street was clear, save for a few abandoned cars, and a girl looking lost across the way.

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Character Portrait: Lucielle Thorn Character Portrait: Vanessa "Aphrodite" Eris

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Vanessa just happened to be hiding behind a wall, more like leaning against it, as Lucielle inflicted her massacre upon the crowd. "So, this is Lucielle Thorn," Vanessa monologued, "She's just as magnificent as I heard her to be."

Vanessa then walked into view, as to try and not to startle Lucielle, "I believe you're Miss Thorn?" she called, "I'm flattered to be in your presence."

She then nonchalantly walked to the girl left by the crowd, "Please, don't be scared," she tries to reassure the girl, sitting on her knees to become the girl's height and speaking in a caring voice, "Things may seem bad, but it will be better, I promise." She then holds out her arms for the girl, sensing she wanted protection.

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Character Portrait: Lucielle Thorn Character Portrait: Vanessa "Aphrodite" Eris

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Lucielle turned, her eyes searching for the voice. Before her, a woman stood, slowly approaching her. Lucielle regarded the strange woman holding small child. She looked like an alien being almost, walking up to her, either from fear or respect, Lucielle didn't know. Was she there to beg for her child's life? Perhaps she was a Catalyst, much like the others that approached her, not only minding her violent tendencies, but putting forth destruction of their own? But she seemed different, to carry herself over the others. Lucielle found her gaze drifting upwards as she approached, she towered over her. Sure, Lucielle was slouching, and this woman standing perfectly straight, but even so, Lucielle found herself almost taken aback by the woman's hieght and forwardness.

Almost.

"Who might you be?" She asked, holding up a small flame in her hand, "And why so brave?"

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Character Portrait: Lucielle Thorn Character Portrait: Vanessa "Aphrodite" Eris

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"Go, run along," Vanessa commanded to the child, when the child does leave, Vanessa turns to Lucielle, "Pardon my shift of focus, but I needed to send the child on her way." Vanessa then smiles, her eyes looking into Lucielle's and at the dark fire on her hand. However, she just seems to nod it off, "To finish answering, I'm not trying to be brave. Just strike up a chat between us ladies. We do have similar interests."

Vanessa seems to hold herself in a ladylike tone. "My name is Vanessa Eris," she says as she bows, "I know who you are, but would you like to introduce yourself?"