Hadean

Hadean

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With great power comes great consequences. Will a world of Superheroes rise to solve Earth's greatest challenges? Will mankind destroy itself? Or will it be destroyed by something greater first...

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Introduction

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February 7th, 1945

Eight months ago, Allied Forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. This event would be remember throughout history as D-Day. To some, that nomenclature might inspire visions of doomsday and destruction, but in fact the name had the specific military purpose of keeping the day and hour of the Normandy attacks a secret.

The Allies weren't the only ones with secrets.

Far from the cold, snow patched shores of France, thousands of kilometers, continents and oceans away, sits the even colder wasteland of Antarctica. Here, in the Nazi claimed territory of New Swabia, work had been underway for years on a project that many party elites were even unaware of. This project, perhaps some sort of Doomsday weapon of some kind, was so tightly kept a secret that few people beyond Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler had any clue to its existence.

And since February 7th, it has remained a secret. The exact fate of the project that had been underway here is unclear, even to Western and Eastern intelligence services.

The only thing that is known is that since 1945, the world has seen the appearance of people with special abilities and powers. The papers, comics, and general public itself, had an easy time coming up with several names for these kinds of people, but the most generally accepted name is Superheroes.

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March 11th, 2045

The end of the Second World War lead to the birth of a new one, the Cold War, a war that should have ended decades ago, but has been kept alive and well through a nearly century long arms race. Nuclear power and weapons, the space race, and other technological advancements have been important focuses, but all have been nearly eclipsed by the struggle to crack the secrets of how Superheroes are made, and how states (and even corporations or nefarious organizations) could manufacture them themselves.

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With nearly thirty million superheroes around the world, monumental achievements have been made, from contributions to science and technology, art and literature, peacekeeping, and generally keeping average civilians safe. For the average person today, it's a good time to be alive. The stock market is strong, unemployment rates are low, safety in the workplace is standard, and the average person in wealthier countries enjoys a fairly high standard of living.

America is still a super power, Japan and South Korea have become technological marvels, India a major manufacturer, and Singapore acting as a sort of new Hong Kong, an Asian New York.

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Even Communist countries like the USSR and China, who have undergone some political and economic turmoil in past year (with the USSR losing several of its states and satellite states to succession), recovery has been well underway, and their influence in global politics is being felt once again. Despite the fact that the embers of old rivalries are beginning to glow once more, it is an optimistic time to be alive.

Then again... Now more than ever is the race for greater Superheroes underway. The one century anniversary of Germany's surrender in World War Two is approaching, but a question remains to be answered: Has the world learned the lessons of that time?


And for that matter, what should be made of the shadowy government organizations rumored to exist? Operating in ways alleged to be outside of the laws of their own countries? And the corporations, secret societies and villainous groups plotting to enact some dark purposes on unsuspecting innocents?

There are secrets out there, things hiding under the surface of calm waters. You're sure to find answers once you've looked within, but the greatest question is, what will you find....

At the Bottom?


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Setting

Atlas City: Birthplace of Man Made Fusion!

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Welcome to Atlas City, North Carolina, the Birthplace of the first Man Made Fusion Reaction! That's right, stepping onto these hallowed grounds, either as a visitor, a new resident, or a life longer, you are stepping into the pages of history itself!

You already know the story, how in 1998, the famous hero, Atlas, helped American and Allied Scientists create the conditions necessary to achieve the FIRST Man Made fusion reaction! This discovery has begun to propel us into a new age of scientific discovery, advancement, and adventure! As you also know, the secret didn't stay secret for long. This mighty achievement was not easy, even for a hero as incredible as Atlas, so it became necessary for the researchers to expand their studies and experiments.

Thus, in 2002, Atlas City was officially incorporated, and new residents have been streaming in ever since! With a population of 873'000 people, Atlas City has been a fast growing Metropolis filled with career opportunities in Fusion Energy, Oil and Gas, Medical Research, Technology and Electronics, Construction, Shipping and Transportation, and of course, Tourism.

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World Class hotels, fine restaurants, and gorgeous beaches make Atlas City one of the greatest American cities to live in, or visit. Swimming and surfing, boating, fishing, hiking, shopping, and so much more awaits you! And with a burgeoning economy and housing market, you don't just have to visit Atlas City, you can move here! Houses and apartments of all sizes and price ranges exist, and with plenty of highly prized job opportunities, this is the perfect place to make a life!

Note: We do advise that visitors avoid the Old Industrial and Southwest parts of town. These areas are considered unsafe for tourists or wandering citizens, so we advise caution or avoidance.

Atlas City also acts as a monument to the achievements of both average humans, and of supers, a testament to what we are capable of when we come together as one. The brilliance of our scientists, and the hard work and gifts of Atlas himself, helped us to reach one of humanities greatest scientific achievements. Sadly, Atlas passed away in 2012, leaving behind tremendous contributions to America, and indeed the world. He will be eternally memorialized in this great city. But his story doesn't end there.

Many more secrets remain to be discovered in fusion energy, and Atlas City is still very much at the cutting edge of it. Supers and Non-Supers are in demand for jobs in almost every industry here, whether its following in Atlas's footsteps in fusion research, or helping to build the city in one of hundreds of construction projects, or working in oil extraction. And of course, good work is rewarded with high pay, Atlas City boasting some of the highest wages on the East Coast!

The great legacy Atlas has left behind for all of us continues to inspire supers and average Americans to come together here, to build our bright future! There's high demand for skilled super and non-super workers, in nearly every This is a city where anyone can make their dreams come true, where they can achieve a new American Dream, and where by your skills, and the sweat of your brow, you can find greatness too!

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Note: If you witness any Super related crimes, Villains, or suspicious activity, please call 911 and ask for Police or S.I.N.S. Agency (Supers Intelligence for National Security).

Toggle Rules

I have very simple rules that I expect everyone to follow.

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1. No god modding or insta-killing/hitting. On the same token, no invulnerability to damage. At some point we're all gonna get bumped and bruised, but I trust everyone to use reasonable discretion. No one's characters are going to be getting killed without their consent, so treat each battle with PCs as a battle that both parties can walk away from. I leave it up to you to decide how.

2. Be polite. No bigotry, or being a jerk to anyone. If there's any conflicts of opinion on things, we can talk it out civilly and try to come up with a solution that works for everyone. In general, treat everyone how you would expect to be treated.

3. Anything that involves lore has to go through me (Lord Saethos) first. I'm wanting to give some freedom to everyone in how the story unfolds however, so don't be shy to talk to me and others to make suggestions and bring up ideas!

4. Don't be too OP with your characters. You can definitely have some fun with your powers, cause a little chaos and havoc, or prevent it, but let your characters grow more into their powers over time, gain mastery. Eventually, I promise you they will NEED to be OP, but until then, let's experience the journey.

5. Post as often/regularly as possible. This RP may have slow periods, or periods of inactivity even, but I ask that everyone involved stay in contact through our discord chat. For Roleplays to be successful, they often need to be able to survive these periods of inactivity. If it happens, keep chatting with each other on Discord, take time for yourself and your other hobbies, and post when you've got another opportunity. Long term roleplays aren't successful because of the frequency of posting, but because of the commitment of the players to keep going until the reach the triumphant end.

6. In regards to lore, make sure you check with me (Lord Saethos) and others (if I'm not immediately around) when making characters. I'm going to try and have some more dedicated rules to how super powers work, so keep that in mind when making a character. I am trying to be a bit liberal in what I let players do for powers, but I have to have some limits put down for the sake of lore, good story telling, creativity, and effective combat.

7. Is my favorite number.

8. Have fun or Azathoth will tear through the veil of reality and pull all of us into a vast, empty sea of non existence and insanity, where we shall be boiled down into a bubbling stew of primordial ashes and universal blood. Our minds, essences, and insanities shall meld together and become one, and we shall float in an eternal ether stuck between existence and non-existence, death and life, rebirth and unbirth.

And if you're into that sort of thing, well please have fun anyways. Esoteric apocalypses can wait a little longer.


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Atlas City our primary setting

A city on the front line of innovation, science, industry, and heroism! A growing community, helping build a better future for everyone!

The Story So Far... Write a Post » as written by 15 authors

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Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Henry Stewart

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A voice was talking to her as she came to rest, her form exploding into a roiling swirl of ink before settling. She took her ‘Jemma’ shape, nearly forgetting clothes, (“Again, Jemma?!”) before they took shape on her body.
As it was, they were just a fur-trimmed jacket and a pair of shorts that only really went down enough to cover the tops of her thighs. Made from spider-silk, or flexible chitin, it wouldn’t be possible to know until one touched them.

Clothing… made no sense, to J-3, even when she still ‘lived’ with the researchers, she- they at the time- didn’t have anything to cover up. Nor did she really see any point to being ‘shameful’ about it. But oh well. Humans were odd enough. She could be as ‘shameful’ as a Barbie or Ken doll, and just as blank, but nooooo they still threw a fit— Oops. She needed to reply.

She recognized the speaker as Henry, the Giant from the beach. He looked… contemplative, and worried. But friendly! “Oh! Hello. Not long, I think? I’ve been flying by myself for a few hours now… figured I should wake everyone up for the breakfast parade. You are up early!
Her voice was a bit off at first, sounding much like a tiger trying to bark through human vocal cords, but quickly settled into ‘proper-ness’ as she spoke.
She was still upbeat, hyper even, from her flying about, and smiled at Henry as she spoke to him.

Sorry for the uh, screamin. I was having fun!

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Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Henry Stewart

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"Haha nah, you're good. It's just...you never know who might wake up cranky, y'know?" Henry thought nice a moment. Thinking about it, the three days they all had been there, there wasn't too much getting to know each other aside from.minor formalities and small talk. More of a timeshare than a temporary team base, it seemed. Today might be a good chance to learn more about everybody. "How's your shapeshifting work anyway? Can you turn into anything you've ever seen? Or think of? Something like that? "

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Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Akiko Bong

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Akiko was exhausted.

Sleep never came easy and when it did, you could certainly bet ghost hijinks would ensue. Well, hijinks in that they would terrorize her in nightmares and keep her from getting those recommended eight hours of sleep. Or perhaps them hijacking her body or just making her feel pain so intense that it would leave her sobbing in her bed. Hijinks, indeed.

But now, the sound of screaming pierced through her half awake state followed by Spookmeister finding all her soft spots as he ran off of her and into the bathroom. Akiko groaned and rolled on over, another joyous scream emitting from outside.

Akiko opened her glowing eyes and fell through the bed, falling until she hit the ground floor of the resort. She landed with a small thud and still dressed in an oversized pink t-shirt and small, rainbow colored shorts, she marched on over to the outside. Outside where she saw what had been referred to as 'Jemma' and Henry in the middle of conversation.

"Hey!" Akiko shouted loudly as she continued to march over to them. However, as they looked over to her and Akiko could feel the bare ground against her feet and the wind blowing on her exposed legs, she suddenly started slowing down. Her face got red and she approached them more timidly, almost tip-toeing towards them.

"H-hey, you uh, you guys sh-shouldn't be so loud in the morning," she said rather quietly after having just shouted at the top of her lungs.

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"I wasn't..." Henry began, but he immediately sighed in defeat. "Good morning, Akiko," he sighed. "Actually glad you're here. Wanted to ask you something too."

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Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Akiko Bong

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"Good morning, Henry!" Akiko greeted back happily, her voice rising in volume just a bit. "Is it about breakfast? Do you know where it is?"

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Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Akiko Bong

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"The same place...it was the past three days we've been here..." Henry noted, reminding Akiko of their current situation. "But hey, I need your help after you eat. Detective help." Henry turned to look at Jemma once more. "Yours too maybe, which was why I asked it about your powers."

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Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Akiko Bong

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Jemma jumped ever so slightly when the detective made her appearance, turning to face the woman with a broad grin that showed off a seemingly dagger-filled maw. The smile was wide enough to reach Jemma's eyes, causing her to squint them shut.
She reopened them with a chuckle, her tongue sticking out of the corner of her mouth as she thought of Henry's question, and relatively ignored Akiko's mentions of 'Not being so loud in the morning.'
Jemma returned her attention to Henry as he and the detective spoke for a while. It was... Complicated, and difficult, to give an answer to his earlier question. The detective might pick up on something, and Jemma wasn't exactly the BEST liar. Though she could lie... Or she could have fun! In this instance!

"Oh I can change and 'rewrite' evolution for myself! And eat an' make metal! Simple as that! Granted I still have to abide by some laws of physics, I can basically make any shape I want. Oh! And I can also steal other powers, permanently even! But how I do that is a secret." She cackled out, bouncing on the balls of her feet as she spoke.
She wanted to go back to flying, and to screaming and enjoying the world! Or... Enjoying the sky above this place.
But she also wanted to do... Something constructive with her time! So here she was, opening her mouth to speak again.
"So whatcha wanting help with? I didn't break anythin' this time I promise."

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Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Akiko Bong

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"Hey, if you need my help, breakfast can wait! Detective Akiko is on call and on the case!" Akiko yelled as she struck a dramatic pose flawlessly. She had clearly been practicing.

She turned to the other participant in their conversation, raising an eyebrow at her explanation of her powers. Akiko came a bit closer, hand on her chin, squinting her eyes as she stared at the woman before her. The ghost girl looked serious for once, examining her with a scrutiny truly befitting the title of a detective. This lasted for a few tense seconds. But as quickly as it had appeared, the look on her face was gone, replaced by a big, non suspicious grin.

"I take powers too. Power stealers unite!" Akiko announced loudly, hand outstretched for a high five towards Jemma.

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Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Alexander Dalton Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Akiko Bong

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Alex has been up since the crack of dawn. Workout cloths one, hair tied back, and Sabaton blasting in his ears through good pair of headphones. Keeping some semblance of his usual schedule was helping to keep himself grounded in all this mess. Morning stretches then light jogging leading up to a fast paced run. Granted he had still minded not to go whatever his top speed might be. If how it had felt back at Atlas City was any indicator, he was fast but also very loud.

He hadn’t been able to completely shut out the conversation back in the plane. George’s words occasionally echoing around in his head. An alien threat waiting to strike from a different dimension of all thing? Oddly enough, that was easier to believe then half of what the supers today were capable of. As if the world couldn’t get any stranger.

Alex took a sharp left past a rather large tree, kicking up leaves and sod in the sudden change of direction. The inn was in sight once again. He had been keeping his distance from the place on the off chance he was being too loud and woke any of his other “co-workers”. Oh yeah, there was that too. George wanted to turn all the supers present into the world greatest superhero’s to help protect earth from the coming extra-dimensional threat. Alex grit his teeth and let out a long hard breath. Yeah, no pressure.

He began to gradually slow down the closer he got to the inn. Reflecting on how he had been doing things up until this point. Why had he decided to be a vigilante in the first place? Some form of obligation given what he was capable of. It wasn’t easy to sit on the sidelines when you were a decent human being and arguably being one of the best defensively geared supers out there. His mother had taught him to be a good person in spite of how the world might look at him. The thought of his mother made him miss a step and stumble for just a moment. Yeah no . . . If Alex didn’t try and do good with his gifts his mother, bless her soul, would never let him hear the end of it when he finally passed on. So was the situation now any different? Not really. He couldn’t just walk away from this knowing he could make a difference. Even so, there was a part of him that wanted some sort of “normalcy” to his life. Full time hero work sounded like a one way trip to one hell of a crash and burn.

Alex had his answer for George.

Finally just outside the inns outer grounds, Alex noticed a few people were already outside. His jog died into more of a brisk walk. Looked like Jemma was making friends. If he remembered correctly the other two were Henry and Akiko. They seemed to all be in friendly conversation, though Akiko seemed to be in her PJ’s so maybe the other two had woken her up on accident. Alex was mildly aware that he was a bit covered in sweat when stopping at least 5 feet from the trio. ” Morning everybody. How’s it going?” he flashed a grin and shoved his hands in his shorts pockets.

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Character Portrait: Devon Metzger Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Alexander Dalton Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Akiko Bong

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Loud shrieking outside woke Devon from his slumber while he could have spent another hour or two sleeping being awake woke up another part of him, a craving for some good coffee. Pushing himself out of the cocoon of comfort and warmth that was the bed he got himself upright and got himself dressed for the day making sure to grab his trenchcoat on the way out of his room.

The buffet was still quite silent there were a few workers milling around refilling parts of the breakfast menu, but beyond that he was the only one of the 'guests' in the room. It was a strange feeling being the only guest in such a large buffet hall, it almost made you feel like you weren't supposed to be there and the glances of the staff exactly didn't help either. Devon didn't quite know what George had told the management about them, but they certainly knew something was up with the group of oddities that had the whole place to themselves and they probably had an inkling that at least some of them were supers, as some of their group didn't exactly have the easiest time blending in in human society or just didn't bother to do so.

As he walked to the pot of freshly brewn coffee on the buffet table the melody of footsteps in the hall were complemented by whispering and murmurs of the staff, whether it was work related, general gossip or it was related to any of the guests he couldn't make out nor did he really care to, after all he was just here to grab a coffee and... Hmmm, those croissants look and smell quite good, I think I'll also grab one of those. With his cup of steamingly hot fragrant joe in one hand and the other filled with a beautifully fluffy crescent shaped pastry he left the murmuring workers behind him and went outside to look for any traces of the sound that had so rudely awoken him.

After a bit of walking around he noticed Henry, Akiko and Jemma talking together, with Alex seeming to have just joined them. Seeing that Akiko was still in her PJ's and Jemma being the one who had the most trouble putting up a veil of normalcy among the group, it was rather easy to put two and two together. It would seem like Jemma was the most probable source of that sound this morning... Well that's one mystery solved. Shoving the last bit of the croissant into his mouth he walked over to the group.

Georges words that day were still milling inside his mind, and while there had been ample opportunity to think things over for himself there he hadn't really gotten a chance to get the others opinions, and 'the spectre's from the other side' had been rather silent after their appearance on that day... Not that he didn't have an educated guess about how they felt about the situation, they would likely have jumped on the chance. At any rate either this conversation would end up distracting his mind from the subject or he would have a moment to talk things through with the others, so that was going to be a win-win situation at the very least. "Morning, I guess I have you to thank for that wake up call. Personally I would have preferred it a bit earlier, but you probably would have gotten a lot of complaints from others if you did that." He said showing a gentle smile only to then bury it behind the cup for another dose of hot black ambrosia.

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Character Portrait: Devon Metzger Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Alexander Dalton Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Akiko Bong

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"You can re-write what?" Henry asked Jemma in surprise. "...That's pretty o.d," he stated, borrowing a phrase from one of his cousins up in New York. "Then again...I guess we all are."

And speaking of the others, it seemed the three were soon joined by two more members of their recently established group, as it were. "Alex, Devon, what's up? So, I don't know if everybody will be up to it yet since the Memorial's today and all. But after, I pay my respects, I think I'm gonna check back up on the Beach. Conduct a little follow up investigation."

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Character Portrait: Devon Metzger Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Alexander Dalton Character Portrait: Vicki Vortex Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Yue Bayushi Character Portrait: Akiko Bong Character Portrait: Sairyn Pendrake

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Sairyn flinched awake at the sound of Jemma's morning call, looking quite rumpled. He'd fallen asleep in a chair in the corner of the banquet hall he'd taken over across from where they set up the buffet for breakfast. Couldn't have been out more than two hours. Over the past three days he'd transformed the space into a makeshift lab and filled just about every corner of the room with work tables and machines of every size. The centerpiece was a large cylindrical chamber that had been surrounded by thick curtains. Next to it stood a mannequin wearing parts of Silver Fang's armored suit, alongside a table where the rest of it had been summarily dismantled.

Thick cables sprawled haphazardly across the floor, converging in a corner where a suitcase Arc Reactor hummed ominously, illuminating the corner with a harsh blue glow. Sairyn smoothed out his hair with a bit of a grunt and took a few minutes to collect himself. He was in the kitchen moments later, shooing staff out of his way and preparing coffee and breakfast... though he had to cook his own plate twice since the mystery wormhole connection swallowed his first one: a hindrance that was becoming annoyingly frequent. Thankfully he hadn't lost anything real important yet, though whomever was on the other end was certainly amassing quite a collection of his pens.

He had just enough time to hurriedly eat his eggs benedict, side of hash, and two strips of perfectly cooked bacon before an old fashioned kitchen egg timer dinged somewhere in the lab. A slate materialized in front of him, which he tapped out a few commands on whilst sipping his coffee blearily. The tank in the center of the room clicked and thrummed loudly, sloshing like an oversized dishwasher for a long minute. The smooth schwiff of the tank's doors opening drew his emerald gaze.

"Shower..." Yue croaked from the other side of the curtain amidst the sound of heavy dripping. Sairyn crinkled his nose at the moist smell of the bone growth stimulant solution.

"Breakfast-"

"SHOWER!!" She cut him off with uncharacteristic aggression. To be fair, she'd been stewing in the bone growth stimulator with nothing to pass the time except a slate in a Ziplock bag for the past three days. The good news was that, according to his telemetry, Yue's bone density had increased by a full 2% over the course of the healing process. It seemed she experienced an incremental increase in durability and muscle density whenever her body was seriously taxed: a revelation that had eluded both her and Titan during her original training. He huffed patiently as he reviewed the readings from the tank.

"Food first, or you'll get sick when the meds wear off," he explained calmly as he scrolled through the data. Yue's slime-slicked arm slithered through the curtains with zombie-like vigor, groping clumsily about the table for her plate. She dragged it in with the quickness of a viper snatching its prey. Sairyn sipped his coffee evenly to the noise of her ravenously wolfing down the plate of food

"Hngh," she grunted with satisfaction, exhaling like she hadn't taken a breath the entire time she was eating. "Shoooowwweeeeeeer," she droned. The corner of Sairyn's mouth twisted upwards for a moment, as he flicked a handful of opaque room dividers up across the lab from his grimiore.

"Corner opposite the generator," he instructed, and got to his feet. "Your change of uniform is on the table there too. I'll give you the lab for a bit, I have to accept a delivery in a little while anyway," he said, moving out of the room and closing the doors for her. Sairyn moved out into the courtyard with his coffee where some of the others had gathered. He regarded them over the rim of his coffee cup for a moment before his gaze settled on the shape-shifter.

"Jemma, I'll require your 'talents' in order to 'clean' something here this afternoon," he said, which was code for him wanting to feed the shape shifter something, usually accompanied by observation and note-taking. Though the tone with which he made this request was less academic... Whatever was eating at him was beyond his normal level of sourness, though he didn't express what.

"Aegis... You wanna hit something?" He asked with a raised eyebrow. "Silver Fang is restless. She'll be out behind the resort in the next half hour looking for a workout."


Wherever Vicki was, her morning was punctuated by the sudden arrival of a plate of freshly prepared restaurant quality food. Eggs over thin, deli-sliced ham on top of a lightly toasted and buttered english muffin. Delicately sprinkled with salt, and a pinch of pepper and lightly drizzled hollandaise sauce. A side of perfectly cooked hash browns and two perfectly crisp slices of bacon, all neatly arranged and presented materalized gingerly with that signature hiss of displaced air and gentle flash of green light. Several moments later a set of hotel silverware bundled with a napkin clattered aggressively against the plate, followed by a yellow juicebox haphazardly thrown in her general direction with "ENJOY" scrawled angrily across it in sharpie.

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Character Portrait: Devon Metzger Character Portrait: Jericho Amile Character Portrait: Alexander Dalton Character Portrait: Henry Stewart Character Portrait: Akiko Bong

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Alex gave Devon a nod when he arrived and turned his attention to Henry. ”Feels appropriate time pay respects. As far as investigating I though don’t think you will be needing me for that, not really my forte.” Alex absently began cracking each digit in his fingers. Wonder if there is even anything left on or around the bear house to investigate. Guess with supers involved you can never be sure what you would find.

He was just starting on his other hand when Sairyn strolled on up. The white haired man seemed a tad sour but requested Jemma for some help “cleaning” before addressing Alex about Silver Fang being restless and needing a workout. Not sure how he felt about Sairyn still calling him by his hero name out of costume, felt a bit weird but the man seemed too up tight and professional so it was probably best to roll with it for now. Alex thought about maybe sparing and working out with an actual hero for a moment before shrugging. ”Sure, I could use more of a workout besides an hour and a half of running,” He looked to the rest of the group and gave a small wave and a wink towards Jemma. ” You all know where to find me if you need me.” With that, he turned and took off in a jog.

It only took him a few minutes to make it to be back of the resort to wait for Silver fang to show up. He opted to stretch and warm up rather then stand around. He could shower afterwards and then get something to eat, wasn’t starving just yet and sparing with a full stomach would be asking for trouble.

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Oh boy. Sairyn! What an interesting individual. Jemma found herself vastly interested in his shenanigans, and in his seeming disaffected apathy towards those who talked to him. It was a stark difference from Alex, who tended to- on occasion- over-emote and express himself towards Jemma. Where Alex attempted to make Jemma feel like a person, Sairyn seemed infinitely more interested in simply using those around him like a tool!
That is what it seemed like to Jemma, at least. In reality, she knew next to nothing about the man, and never once felt like asking him what his deal was. Oh well!

"Yeah sure! Why not?" She replied first to Akiko, giving the woman a high-five before turning and repeating the short sentence to Sairyn. She flashed a smile at the group before turning her focus to Devon, shrugging without comment to his gentle statement. She was having fun! What was she supposed to do? It wasn't her fault that she liked the rush of nearly splattering against the ground at terminal velocity.


"Oh! Henry, to answer your request, sure! I'll talk with Aegis about it before I leave with you though, don't wanna worry him too much, you know?" Her tone was sweet as she spoke, though her expression implied that she might go without saying anything, just to bother Alex. She then continued to talk, perking up and moving past the group and making her way back inside. "Now if I can be excuse reaaal quick, I'm hungry!"
A brief cackle leapt from her at her own damn joke, before she continued.

"When aren't I... But anyhow, I'll be right back! I'm gonna fucking demolish the breakfast buffet! Or at least part of it... Hey do we know if George has some scrap metal he's not doing anything with? ... Eh. Doesn't matter, don't mind me!"
She finally took her leave then, for a moment surrounded by the air of someone ignoring a three day manic breakdown of their usual behaviors.

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Akiko had waved in greeting to the Alex, Devon, and Sairyn as each one had entered the conversation. She had been elated when Jemma had hi-fived her back. Then Alex and Jemma had left and Akiko had waved them goodbye, unsure if they had seen her. It didn't bother her however as Henry, Sairyn, and Devon were still present.

Devon she had already met but she had barely seen Sairyn around. Heard his name but Akiko had shut herself off in the room for the last two days, needing to gather herself back together. It had been grueling but had allowed her to put her pieces together just enough to be present today. An image of the dead on the beach flashed across her mind and Akiko fidgeted a little. The dead deserved their due respect after all.

"Man, I'm glad I'm not the only one who hasn't ate yet," Akiko said as she tried to strike up a conversation away from the beach. She was kind of hesitant to give Henry an answer yet. The spirits were surely gone but Akiko didn't want to push herself yet.

"Have you two had breakfast as well?" she asked Sairyn and Devon, squinting at their cups of coffee. "Don't want upset stomachs at the funeral later, well, if ya'll go. I'm sure the souls won't mind either way."

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"So...why are you here again?" Henry inquired to Sairyn, waving Alex and Jemma goodbye as they went on to breakfast. "From what George told us, NAHLA is in some kinda partnership with whatever this group is, right? Can't help but think these pet projects are more of a personal thing." he questioned, still somewhat weary of the NAHLA's higher-up's involvement.

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"Alrightttt!" A voice interjected. Henry, Sairyn, Akiko and Devon turned to see Pendleton Dullard approaching with his hands raised as if he was trying to calm a wild animal. He was in a pristine white bathrobe, worn as properly as if it were the suits he adorned daily. "Agent Pendrake... I uh, woke up to pager alerts... something about shower steam coming from your room...? Invasive juice-boxes...? No sign of Silver Fang since arrival?" Dullard gave a nervous smile to the heroes as he tried to salvage the situation. "I know it's been a while since you've received sensitivity training but we must have a light touch here, Agent Pendrake. Let's not... over irritate the talent."

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Sairyn felt like he maybe should have warned Alex that temporary heightened aggression was a minor side-effect of the bone growth stimulation chamber, but when he turned to do so Alex was already on his way. He clucked his tongue once.

It'll be fine.

"Yes, I ate already. We're the first ones up so there should still be plenty but... if you can't find anything after Jemma has her way with the buffet I can prepare something for you," he said offhandedly, glancing down at his phone. "Be careful if you intend to go to the beach: I didn't catch sight of SINS in the area on my last Drone flyby but that doesn't mean they're not observing the area, and they know all our faces," he said, draining the last quarter of his cup in a single draft. The grip on his coffee cup tightened noticeably on Pendleton's arrival, and he regarded the lawyer through a narrowed expression like he might will the man out of existence right there.

"D-... Don't you have something better to do??" he asked, in an icy tone. "Anyway," he muttered, turning back to the others. "Be cautious on your trip," he said in a very deliberate tone that suggested what he meant was "Don't give SINS the opportunity to test the red tape protecting them" and "We're not talking about my involvement with the lawyer about."

Sairyn's phone buzzed, drawing his attention. He quickly tapped out a reply and a few moments later the air was sundered by tendrils of shimmering pearlescent energy, revealing a rift leading back to NAHLA's evidence locker. A pale skinned woman with purple locks and glowing pink eyes ushered a dolly laden with several sealed medical totes through and carefully lowered them next to him. She wiped her hands on the front of her white NAHLA duster afterwards, looking nearly as frumpy as Sairyn. Clearly neither of them had gotten very much rest recently.

"Sai, I..."

"It's fine, I know you can't stay long," he cut her off, his face twisting into a scowl at the sight of the totes.

"It was already over when I got there," she said softly, laying a hand on his shoulder.

"I know: it was over in under a minute. The only way you could have gotten there faster was if the fucking moron been using the drone I built for him instead of that useless mask camera. Could have given you coordinates," he said, though his voice lacked the usual bite. "I'll forward you the results once my analysis is complete."

"I can delegate this to someone..." she offered, letting the rift close behind her. Color flushed back into her skin, and the glow faded from her mismatched eyes.

"No," he said firmly, taking the dolly and starting back towards the lobby with it. "It has to be me. Nobody fucks with my family," he replied icily. Eva blew an exhausted sigh as he left.

"Good morning Pendleton... Hello," she smiled at the others. "I hope he hasn't been too prickly..."

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"Uh, who are you lady?" Henry asked. Though from the gist and how she greeted Pendleton, he could gather she was a part of NAHLA.

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"If I want, I'll take it. And I... want it all."

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I have the will that will pave the way!

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"If I want, I'll take it. And I... want it all."

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"Try and hurt me, you wont make a scratch."

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Menagerie Pharmaceutical Technologies.

[Editors Note: It should be taken into account that not all information in this article can be 100% accurate.
There's too much that Menagerie is hiding from the public, so my timelines may be off.
I hope this helps you, Chorus. We need to bring these bastards down.]




Menagerie Pharmaceutical Technologies, also called Menagerie Tech, or M. Tech., is a relatively large and well known medical corporation. The corporation was founded in 1997, around the advent of time when super-powered individuals were growing that much more well known and respected.
Menagerie Tech made its name in the field of medical technologies, specifically prosthesis and 'genuine' methods of 'repair and maintenance of super powered individuals and inventions.' Put simply, they specialized in replacement limbs and the healthcare of Supers and Super Owned 'Technologies.' They became extremely popular along the western coast of the United States after a slew of successful, experimental at the time, surgeries that proved to be effective on Supers whose biology would ordinarily be too 'impenetrable' to typical medical tools.
They further received additional funding from a certain few branches of the American military in exchange for the devoted research towards the production of... Enhanced limbs.

It would take years, until about 2011, before Menagerie Tech was one of the first companies to ever produce a proper, high end prosthetic limb. It was at first a hand 'unit' paired with a modifiable firearm. The firearm would lock to the specific hand unit, and at the time would simply engage its' safeties until such a time that the proper 'unit' would register to the firearm. A seemingly useless and benign prosthesis, it was nonetheless an advancement unlike any other of its time.
Menagerie would then join the race for even higher grade prosthetic limbs and organs. Culminating in their greatest achievement in 2038.

Nick-named ‘Icho-Gel’, and otherwise referred to as Product [REDACTED] (A-9A11A4-2) Aliyan Salve.
The product has a as of yet unknown production method, but considering Menagerie Tech’s considerable donations to the American Public and their Supers, most of the populace simply chose to ‘not look a gift horse in the mouth’ as it were.
The product in question is reserved solely for use in Menagerie Tech’s hospitals and clinical units, though it’s widely sought after by the otherwise super-powered crowd, or at least those that are in the ‘know’.

Icho-Gel is marketed as a ‘panacea, or as close as we have ever gotten to making one.’ And has been regarded as a medical achievement akin to penicillin. Ichor-Gel, when applied topically to any wound, has been shown to rapidly increase the body’s base healing process.
What would take months or years to close up, properly heal, scar over, and then slowly fade from the body, would only take mere days to hours with the aid of Ichor-Gel. The product was even shown and proven to work on Super-Powered-Individuals with otherwise impenetrable skin.
Menagerie Tech has not yet released how exactly the gel accomplishes this, but has proven through many clinical trials that the product causes no adverse harm to the body.

A glorious cause, and a hefty sum of profit would fall into Menagerie Tech’s hands as a result of their medical marvel...

Unbeknownst to the public however, was another, more sinister goal in mind. Menagerie Tech was contacted in the year 1998, by an otherwise unknown source- Rumored at the time to be SINS and their Russian equivalents- to devise a means of active, hidden, mass producible, homeland security.

It is unknown at the time how credible these claims can be, but with the disappearances of many low level Superheroes and Villains alike all across the southern and western states, the claims continue to build merit.
That was until relatively recently, when a particularly acclaimed Supervillain by the name of Lab Rat was credited with the kidnapping and illegal experimentation of numerous supers.

Lab Rat has also become a prime suspect in the brief appearance of what the public of the small town of Ipswood Texas were calling "The White Pillar", along with the subsequent disappearance of Ipswood nearly 48 hours after.
Rumors surfaced mere weeks later, of an 'escaped experiement', prowling the area where Ipswood once stood.

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Re: Hadean

City of Lichmore, Massachusetts:

Lichmore Massachusetts was a small coastal city in New England established in the 1600's, during Puritanical settlement of North America. The city's primary source of income was from fishing, but it had grown to be more industrialized over the years too, becoming an important port town for the region. However, during the mid-1800's, soil erosion, increased rain, sea encroachment, and flooding began to deteriorate the town. Buildings were starting to become more derelict, mainland access was becoming more difficult, and sea growth started to across the town, whether it be barnacles on buildings, or bits of seaweed lining the streets, even dead fish piling up in some spots.

And that was before the town really began to suffer. In the late 1910's, the roads to the mainland had practically been washed away, streets began to collapse into the ocean from seismic activity, and the whole city had essentially become a waste pile for the dead and decayed things the sea refused to keep within it. The 1920's saw criminal activity surge in the city, now with a population of 232'000 people. Bootlegging had become a major source of income for the community, and its increasing remoteness made it harder for Prohibition cops to catch anyone there. Most of the enforcement had to happen out at sea, or at the ports of other US cities.

This was not to last long however. By 1928, the city had become overwhelmed by the forces of nature. A mass exodus to leave the city had been going on since 1926, and with barely a few thousand people left in the waterlogged mess, it was essentially a ghost town already in the eyes of the rest of America. When the earthquake toppled the buildings, the roads, the foundations of the city itself, and the hurricanes and floods swallowed it all up or washed it out to sea, no one remained to mourn the loss.

The derelict did not go quietly, but it may as well have, for the sheer lack of anyone to have heard it. Any that remained in the city to die with it were almost as derelict as the mold infested, waterlogged buildings that were a light breeze away from collapse.

Few remember this part in American history, and fewer care. Greater and more important things were always around the corner, things that had persisted far longer, and would continue to do so even longer.

Re: Hadean

Recordings of Dr. Elizabeth Galloway, Head of Biological Defense Research at Vanguard Enterprises, L.L.C. regarding Project Mastima (Archive Volume 1)

File 062628

Recording begins.


-What - what is this? Magnetic tape recordings? Did Dr. Halsey really do this?
-Yes, ma’am. Your predecessor was adamant about keeping records that couldn’t be traced digitally.
-Well that’s- I suppose that makes sense. Even if it is a little… hipster. Where are her earlier recordings?
-I wouldn’t be the one to ask, ma’am.
-Fantastic. Alright then. You can go.
-Yes, ma’am.
-Alright. [clears throat] This is file… what’s the date today? Oh-six-two-six-two-eight. Audio recording by Dr. Elizabeth Galloway, newly appointed head of biological defense research - what the fuck even is that? Making superheros? Christ - at Vanguard Enterprises, Boston. Following the final instructions by my predecessor Dr. Catherine Halsey, I’ve followed up on her reports of seventy-three children she flagged as viable candidates for “Project Mastima”. Mastima? Really? Is that meant to refer to herself, or…
-Anyway, I’ve been having Esquela and Brown look into the addresses she listed. Most of these should be fairly easy to bring in, but some of these others - Miss Zima Kratka and Mister Tan Zexian, for example, will present some difficulty. I don’t know what that woman was thinking, selecting children from the other side of the Curtain.
-I also have some… apprehensions concerning her decision to use children as her subjects. I understand it, logically, the increased genetic flexibility will certainly help with any potential… complications. I think I would prefer to go forward with volunteer trials first, however.

Recording Ends.


File 120328

Recording Begins


-Fuck it all to fucking fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!!
-Volunteer trials were a fucking disaster. One hundred and forty-three either dead or crippled beyond hope of physical or psychological recovery. At least no one’s left to point the finger at us. Jesus Christ, six months of work down the fucking drain.
-I suppose it’s not all a complete loss. Our trials into the study of pre-existing powers bore some surprising fruit - one Mr. Jon Gerry, aka the convicted villain Supernova, had his superpowers removed successfully. Now it’s just a matter of figuring out which method worked, and whether it’s repeatable. And whether those powers can be transferred into another subject.
-As for Dr. Halsey’s children… Well, I suppose that decision’s been made for me. I’ll authorize for them to be. Well, “adopted” isn’t entirely inaccurate, but.... [clears throat]

Recording Ends.


File 011929

Recording Begins


-This is Project Mastima file oh-one-one-nine-two-nine. Dr. Elizabeth Galloway recording.
-The last of the children arrived today. I’ve ordered full medical diagnostics for all of them. Some of them were in uh. [clears throat] Not great. I’ve arranged for the next two months to be dedicated to medical treatment and physical training drills. I want them as healthy as I can get before we start tests.
-Another thing, those up top want me to give the kids new names. Make them harder to track down, I guess. [short laugh] Not that anyone’s looking for them. Dr. Halsey already made sure of that. No families, no birthdays on record, and now no names? May as well tattoo “expendable resource” across their foreheads while we’re at it.

Recording Ends.


File 031329

Recording Begins


-Mastima file oh-three-one-three-two-nine. Dr. Galloway recording.
-Trials started today. Of the seven kids who were tested today, three never made it out of the room, and one had to be… put down. [clears throat] I’ve been trying to maintain distance from them these past couple months but it’s, it’s-
-God damn it, they’re just kids. They’re just fucking kids.

Recording Ends.


File 032329

Recording Begins


-Mastima file oh-three-two-three-two-nine, Dr. Galloway recording.
-Initial trials ended yesterday. Despite Dr. Halsey’s… let’s say “optimism” concerning the use of prepubescents to limit mortality, we still lost half our initial sample population. Thirty-seven out of the original seventy-three subjects died due to extreme trauma during the trial, or were forcibly terminated by security personnel following… spontaneous, aggressive genetic mutation.
-I’ve ordered a week off for recovery, both by my staff and our remaining sample size. After that, we’ll get to work measuring the scope of our survivors’ new abilities.

Recording Ends.


File 032529

Recording Begins


-It was brought to my attention by a caretaker that one of our subjects, Mr… Gilbert Allan, is refusing to eat. I remember this one, his powers turned much of the equipment in lab five to dust. Apparently it made him too afraid to touch anything.
-I resolved the situation through the use of a placebo; I gave him a pair of gloves, and told him they’d been especially designed to resist the effects of his ability. It took a bit of convincing, but he’s managed to wear them without issue, and has resumed eating.
-I’ll keep this incident in mind. I may be able to apply similar placebo effects if the powers of our other subjects prove too much to handle otherwise.

Recording Ends.


File 041329

Recording Begins


-Project Mastima file oh-four-one-three-two-nine. Dr. Elizabeth Galloway recording.
-Initial assessments were completed today. Overall I am… shockingly optimistic. Results… were varied, but many vastly surpassed initial estimates. A handful in particular, namely Mr. Gilbert Allan, Miss Suchin Mookjai, and Mr. Tan Zexian showed remarkable aptitude for their new abilities. Gilbert was a surprise; I wouldn’t have expected him to gain control of his abilities so quickly.
-Others will require… special attention, for the potential danger their abilities could pose if they had such a mind. Miss Ursula Kohler’s ability to influence others with her voice in particular… concerns me. I think I’ll look into countermeasures for that.
-I was disappointed with Miss Zima Kratka. Her display in the initial trials led me to believe she would be one of our best subjects, but her performance during her assessment was comparatively underwhelming. Perhaps she’s reluctant to embrace her newfound talents? Unfortunately I don’t have the time to pay special attention to every one of them, so if she would rather underperform… I suppose that’s her prerogative.

Recording Ends.


File 041629

Recording Begins


-Mastima file oh-four-one-six-two-nine. Dr. Elizabeth Galloway recording.
-I’ve reconsidered the suggestion concerning names. In light of… events concerning our old buddies across the curtain which have transpired in the past and may yet transpire in the future, I feel it may benefit to give these kids a sense of unity. A shared name is a powerful thing, after all, so I announced this morning that they would all be given new names, to signify their “second birth” as supers. Reception was… mixed, but they’re young enough that they’ll bounce back.
-There… are fewer of them than yesterday. On review of their assessments, and pending further medical examination, I’ve reached the conclusion that twelve of them are unfit to continue in this project. Those that are left, these twenty-four remaining members of Dr. Halsey’s chosen children- No, my children. I should at least offer them that degree of accountability. My children. They need to feel like they belong here. If I convince them to think of each other as their siblings, of me as their mother…
-I’m still thinking about those who turned into.. Whatever those were, during the initial trials. Tests following the trials showed many of the remaining subjects were still genetically unstable - the twelve I’ve authorized to have removed from the program are at the greatest risk, but the threat is still there with the others. Hopefully this decision concerning their names will help them feel more at home here, and lower the stress on their psyche.
-Not that that’ll matter much, if they’re cleared for field duty. “A new weapon to protect the world, safer than any bomb.” Yeah, right.

Recording Ends.

Re: Hadean

Important Organizations:

S.I.N.S. (Supers Intelligence for National Security):

SINS is a simple organization to understand, if you understand American military and "intelligence" agencies. Part FBI, part NSA, and a great deal of CIA, SINS keeps track of Supers that don't "conform" to the expectations the state has for them. Vigilantes, villains, and supers that just cause too many problems for Uncle Sam. That's what they take care of. Everything they do is perfectly legal, and moral, so long as it benefits America, and so long as they aren't caught. Of course, that's mostly rumors and conjecture, conspiracy theories talked about by tin hat wearers on the internet. At the end of the day, they keep America safe from supers. At any cost.

National American Hero League Association (NAHLA):

This is THE Hero Organization to be a part of, the absolute cream of the crop, the best that America can possibly dish up. Patriots, dogooders, Good Samaritans, this is the US Marine Corps of superheroes. Of course, it is government sponsored, so registration is required, but it comes with big perks, both financial, and in terms of fame and glory. Some argue that it can be "elitist", and crazies say they're just supermuscle for the government or corporations, but don't pay that any mind. They're almost all good people, who've saved countless lives, and come to the aid in nearly every disaster since the 1940's. Many have laid down their lives, and are forever remembered in the NAHLA Halls of Fame and Heroism.

Witchfinder Generals:

A listed terrorist group, mainly domestic and operating in the United States. Their membership has fallen in the past few decades, but they have been known for murder and other crimes against Supers. This is strange in that many of the members are themselves supers, but the philosophy they subscribe to is that supers are unnatural, demonic beings, and must be rid from the Earth. They tend to dress in slightly modernized Puritanical Settler attire, sporting even the old style of hats often portrayed for that time.

Atlas City Heroes Incorporated (ACHI):

The ACHI was the first private hero organization formed in Atlas City, and has been here ever since! Originally it included Atlas as one of its founding members, but with his passing others have had to carry the torch. Sadly, the organization had originally had more philanthropically minded members, which meant finances were limited. Add to that various issues with infighting, and the organization today is mostly a shell of its former glory, having been surpassed by newer, or much larger and better funded, hero organizations. A few members remain, even one or two of the originals, and they continue to try to keep it's glory and history alive. While it can still afford to...

People's Alliance of Heroic Communist Transformationalists (PAHCT):

As the name may imply, this is an international organization of supers hailing from nations with Communist and/or Socialist governments, or major allies of such countries. The phrase "Transformationalists" essentially means Supers helping to transform the world into a more just, Communist one, where all men, women, and others are equal and free from the oppression of Capitalism and the Bourgeois. Largely headed by the Soviet Union and China, this organization has constantly been at odds with American and other Western hero organizations, though little more than a few sporadic fist fights have ever occurred between these groups. Personal grudges and animosities aren't considered good reasons to start full scale wars, not in the eyes of the Communists, or Capitalists.

The Union:

A criminal organization that previously held sway in various parts of the world (sometimes great, sometimes weak). The Union was supposed to have collapsed earlier this year, but rumors of other criminal organizations potentially having taken on their mantel have begun to surface. Verifying any of this is next to impossible as all traces of them seem to be non-existent, but what is clear is that they are dangerous, and should be treated as such.

Unknown Soldiers (Unconfirmed Existence):

Rumors and speculation abound of strange groups of soldiers being spotted in various locations around the world, some have been spotted in all black, others in blue or white, or similar colors. They may be two groups, and no connections have been made between them. There has also been nothing of note to identify them with to this point, beyond the colors and their secrecy. This could be pure fantasy, but for some it may be useful to keep it in mind anyways, if for no other reason than to stay safe.

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Supers and The Law:

Being a Super, while still controversial today (despite Supers having no control over their condition), has no real legal limitations to it. Supers are able to live normal lives just like anyone else, sometimes slightly more interesting and exciting given their special gifts.

However, being a "hero" or "heroine" is much more legally complicated. As far as the law concerned, any Supers who wish to carry out acts of heroism MUST be part of a LEGALLY recognized organization. This is broken down into several types of organizations.

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Government Organizations: Organizations like this include the police, the military, S.I.N.S. (Supers Intelligence for National Security), Intelligence Agencies, search and rescue, medical services, and fire services.

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Government Sponsored Hero Organizations: Most national governments in the world sponsor their own Hero organizations (some sponsor more than one even!). These organizations require that their members be given very specific, government mandated and regulated training. Heroes in these organizations may take part in crime fighting and rescue operations, but only if they have successfully obtained their training in these programs. Most members of these organizations must have their identities registered with the government, but their secret identities still remain hidden from the public (for safety and security concerns).

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Privately Operated Hero Organizations: These organizations are similar to government Sponsored Hero Organizations, save for the fact these organizations are privately owned and operated. As a result, the owners and members often take on direct legal liability for anything negligent or illegal that one of their Supers does. The draw to some of these organizations is that while they do offer lower pay in some cases, they do offer higher levels of privacy and anonymity. The Supers that join must still participate and pass the government regulated training programs, but it allows them to also participate in crime fighting and rescue operations, when the government gives them permission.

Note: These organizations are NOT required to give the identities of their Supers to the government, however they ARE required to collect their identities and personal information, and they CAN be required to present it to the government in the case of criminal misconduct and investigations. In other words, a subpoena from the courts can force these companies to reveal the identities of supers involved in a legal suit.

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International Hero Organizations: These are hero organizations registered, trained, and legally capable of operating in more than one country. These types of organizations are tricky, particularly as some straddle a fine line with the law at times, but they exist largely to participate in major, global scale emergencies. Some of these are government operated (either between different governments, or through international bodies like the UN), and others are privately operated.

Some countries have different approaches to allowing IHO's to handle crises, for America they tend to require the IHO be trained with American standards of Hero training. Additionally for America, they generally require that Supers from a US Government Sponsored or Private American Hero Organization, to work with the IHO, essentially to "babysit" them, or in actuality to ensure they aren't enemy spies working against the US.

Due to this, many IHO's try to incorporate or register themselves in the US to help ease the international legal tensions, though another way to mitigate this is to register in countries considered allies of America. Alternatively, some IHO's register in the USSR, China, or another nation that might be allied to one of these states, or lead by a Communist government.

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Vigilantism, Good Samaritans, and Heroism Outside of the Law:

Put simply, any Super (or Non-Super for that matter) that tries to carry out acts of heroism is at serious risk of legal repercussions. Firstly, Vigilantism is illegal period. Supers and Non-Supers cannot ever fight crime without being part of a registered Hero Organization. Things like Citizens Arrests, or working with a Crime Watch organization, is typically legal, however causing serious damage to property, injuries, or death doing either of these will still be punished to the full extent of the law.

Supers and Non-Supers that "take the law into their own hands" will be treated just like the criminals they try to fight.

When it comes to trying to save people, however, the law is a little trickier. Supers and Non-Supers that try to carry out "Good Samaritan" acts can still be charged with negligence and endangerment. For example, saving someone from a burning building, pulling someone out of a car crash, etc. Supers and Non-Supers CANNOT intervene in these dangerous situations without training. If they do so, they could be charged with Reckless Endangerment, even if no one is injured or killed. If anyone is killed or injured, the punishment will be much stricter.

Luckily, Supers and Non-Supers CAN take Good Samaritan training programs! Not only is First Aid training available, but so is fire rescue, car accident scene rescue, earthquake rescue, and much more. With this training, Supers and Non-Supers can carry out acts of heroism when such a time arises, and they can do it safely and with respect to the law.

Note: This training is available to the general public. Supers and Non-Supers do not need to join any organization to receive this training, however it only applies to Rescues and Good Samaritan acts. It does NOT include crime fighting. To fight crime, Supers and Non-Supers MUST join a registered organization.

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Super Registration Laws:

Currently, there is no law that exists that requires Supers to be registered in any way. The only time Supers must be registered is when they join Hero organizations, and the only time they need to be registered with the government is when they join organizations sponsored by the government.

However, there has always been a movement of civilians that have pushed for mandatory registration for ALL Supers. So far, no such law has been passed in most Western Nations, but the desire among politicians, corporations, and even regular civilians, to have such laws passed still exists. Whether or not this could ever happen is debatable, but at this moment, most Western governments have not made an effort to pass such laws.

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How Powers Work:

From what scientific study has produced so far, the way in which the powers of supers work is tied into atomic and subatomic particles. While much of these studies have had to lean on hypothesis at this point, it's clear that the effects these powers produce is largely based on a manipulation of particles, possibly through some unknown type of energy. What can be observed is that certain powers (for example fire creation) involves no use of fuels, either already existing ones or a fuel that exists within supers. Fire can simply, at face value, appear out of thin air.

Of course, that would imply a non-scientific origin perhaps, but other studies have led to evidence that suggests the existence of either particles or an energy that allows supers to manipulate other atomic and subatomic particles. This is still only a hypothesis, as it has so far been impossible to detect this with current scientific instruments and measurements.

Other things like biological or chemical changes have been considered, but these fields of study have so far shown very little. Some evidence might lead to supers having certain shared genetic traits, but if this is true, it has not yet been discovered where these traits came from, and whether they cause the powers, or are caused by the powers, or if the powers and the genes are created by some sort of "point of origin" (which raises a multitude of other hypotheses as well, including multiverse theories).

Finally, there is the hypothesis that powers work through more supernatural means, though even that has opened up its very own field of hypotheticals, and of course, pseudo-science.

Important Note: As far as scientific studies have illustrated, the powers supers today demonstrate have not been documented at any point in time before World War 2. This leads to the conclusion that some event in WW2 is what led to the existence of these powers. Some have speculated the atomic bombs used on Japan may be the origin, others have suggested strange Nazi science and occultism, and others still suggest more supernatural events that took place at the time.

There are rumors of some powered beings from another world, or immortals who have existed since long before World War 2, of monsters and legendary creatures. As far as science can show, these are all rumors, speculation, myths, and legends. Some, at worst, are mere conspiracy theories. Until evidence can surface to support any of these claims, they cannot be given any merit.

Power Origins:

The powers of supers have a variety of identified "origins", points at which powers demonstrate themselves in supers, but the main five are as follows:

Birth: A super is born with their powers.

Trauma: Some severe, traumatic event results in the appearance of a super's powers.

Random/Chance: A super is not born with their powers, but they at some point "activate" in a super, with no identifiable origin or reason for activation. In other words; "They went to bed normal, but woke up as a Super".

Anomalous Incident (Speculative): Some supers report having been involved in an incident that defies the laws of nature and science, some supernatural or science fiction event outside the norms of our world. This is, at this point, speculative as it relies on the self-reporting of supers. It is possible these origins are true, but without further evidence, it cannot be accepted conclusively, making it a speculative origin only for the time being.

Other (Sometimes Speculative): Similar to anomalous incidents, but generally more grounded in reality. Some claiming to be the result of government experiments, or created by malicious corporations, or some kind of construct of powerful Supervillains. Some claims go so far as to suggest they are aliens, beings from other worlds, other galaxies, even other universes. Like anomalous incidents, without further evidence, many of these cannot be accepted conclusively and must be assumed as speculative origins for the time being.

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Power Classifications:

Based on some of the Power Classifications of the Worm IP: Power Classifications - Worm Wiki

More will be added, subtracted, or edited from this list to fit with the mechanics of the Hadean universe.

Mover: An ability that enhances mobility.

Shaker: An ability with an area of effect.

Brute: An ability that grants enhanced strength or durability.

Breaker: An ability that allows the super to shift into another state

Master: An ability that allows a super to control others or create minions.

Tinker: An ability that allows a super to create or alter devices with futuristic technology.

Blaster: A ranged, offensive ability.

Thinker: An ability that focuses on information gathering.

Striker: An ability that is melee-ranged or touch-based.

Changer: An ability that allows the super to alter their form or appearance.

Trump: An ability that allows the super to manipulate powers in some capacity.

Stranger: An ability that focuses on stealth or infiltration.

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