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Hadean

Atlas City

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a part of Hadean, by Lord Saethos.

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

Lord Saethos holds sovereignty over Atlas City, giving them the ability to make limited changes.

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Atlas City, home to approximately 800'000 civilians, of which an estimated 1000-5000 are supers. Some have minor powers, not able to do much more than parlor tricks, others have abilities uniquely suited to the many careers and burgeoning industries in Atlas City, and some are destined for the greatness of heroism, or the infamy of Villainy.
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Atlas City

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

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Atlas City is a part of Hadean.

31 Characters Here

Henry Stewart [378] Can't just be strong for your own sake. Not always.
Sasha Belov [329] In the motherland, he was called Koschei, the Undying. Now, he's looking for a new name.
Akiko Bong [308] "Death is a matter of perspective."
Devon Metzger [295] "I guess you could say that I'm living on borrowed time. Then let's not waste it."
Jericho Amile [249] "I'm as alive as you, just a little more monstrous."
Cannonade [245] Super Roma #1
Vicki Vortex [241] "I'm not here to save the world, I'm here to rock out in its final encore."
Richard Mackenzie (The White Death) [240] "True heroes do what is necessary."
Alexander Dalton [226] "Try and hurt me, you wont make a scratch."
Yue Bayushi [222] Queen of the Damned...

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Shinigami and Koschei were dragging the unknown woman along, getting back to where they had landed earlier. Sasha was insisting they go up to wait for the others but Shinigami shook her head. The ghosts were riled up inside of her since they grabbed the woman. Combined with the increasing feeling of exhaustion, Akiko needed a small break and the two of them needed to know who the strange woman was. Shinigami let go momentarily and Sasha did as well of the woman who looked up and down at the of them.

Looking at her, Akiko noticed how... lethal she looked. It nearly bordered on edgy if she was honest. The woman had tanned skin with black eyes and red dots for pupils. There were streaks of red in her short, jet black hair and markings in dark blue ink upon her face. One line on her chin and dots of increasing size along her cheeks to her ears. Her armor consisted of a deep blue and red as well but it looked like a knight's armor... If a knight's arms was sharpened in every possible spot that wouldn't immediately cause lethal harm to the wearer. There was no sword or shield but she did seem to carry something nestled in the crook of her right arm. It looked like an obsidian block with gold markings but it seemed to almost pulse on the edges that touched her arm.

The woman noticed Shinigami's helmet pointing towards her as well as Sasha's own stare. She turned her body to try to shield the block from view and said, "Thanks but I don't appreciate the staring as compensation for saving me. Mind telling me your names?"

"Mind telling us what's that in your arm?" Shinigami countered, grabbing hold of Sasha's arm again, both of them becoming somewhat transparent.

The woman raised an eyebrow, "Now, that's a neat trick. Really saved us back there. You know what, how about I let you know I'm referred to as Polarity? For saving me back there. Nasty things, roaches are."

"They are. Devilman. Boo Woman," Shinigami said as she pointed at Sasha and then herself. Polarity looked incredulous at Shinigami's fake name but didn't question it. "So if you won't tell us what that is, mind telling us why you're here?"

"Ooh, yikes, that's classified info, kiddos," Polarity responded. "You see, I-"

"SHE -KLIK- HAS THE ARTIFACT OF -KLIK- THE DARK-EVER PRESENT MASTERS!" a roach screeched, Shinigami looking up to see a small army of roaches head towards them. As soon as Polarity saw them, she quickly shuffled over to the other side of Shinigami, grabbing a firm hold on her arm. Akiko could clearly see the cube of obsidian in her other arm but the markings were unrecognizable to her.

"Mind doing that little disappearing trick of yours again, Boo? Thanks!" Polarity said and Shinigami simply rolled her eyes before turning them invisible and intangible again. She flew them up as more angry screeches, hisses, and clicks ensued in rage over their escaped prey.

"This time, we don't let go until the others arrive," Shinigami said as they flew back up to cliff.

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#, as written by fate0013
Alex stumbled when J-3 flopped onto their side but was quick to catch himself from falling. He let out a sigh of relief in a shaky breath. as terrifying as it could have been with Jemma's tendency to be overly hostile and violent When Alex was in danger, the fact that she hadn't tried to eat or rip apart Silver Fang out of blind instinct was comforting. Her self restraint was getting better. Carefully, He positioned himself to be in front of Jemma's head and rested his forehead against her inhuman skull and simply waited. "We're okay." the words came out just above a whisper. Even if she hadn't heard what he said, he knew that the gentle form of contact always seemed to help calm the shapeshifter.

He was just getting back onto his feet along with Jemma when Sairyn got his attention. The tinker needed him to carry Silver Fang to his lab. His brow furrowed for just a moment. A quick glance toward the armored hero told him everything he needed to know. Alex's face went pale. Knowing full well that Jemma was not above using poisons and toxins

"Oh . . . Shit." While normally now was the perfect time for him to start panicking, Instinct overrode Alex's brain before he could get too lost in his worry.

With little effort, Alex had scooped Silver Fang into his arms bridal style and followed after Sai with Jemma staying close to Alex's side. Had to hurry, couldn't take the chance that it wouldn't be fatal.

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#, as written by PirateofPie
"Hmmm. Lost Gods be what they sounds like. Mighty beings once roamed the Earth, same as you do. 'Cept they was a great deal mightier...perhaps," Ratgarok answered after a moment of contemplation. "Then one day they up 'n' vanish. Ain't dead but gone."

"Do you know why?" Henry interjected.

Ratgarok shrugged. "Can't say for sure. Alls I know is they leave their mark on the world, should ye know where to look. Damn buggers fear 'em too! That's why I ask fer their favor. Done me well so far! Now then..." Ratgarok waddled over to one of the ship's cannons. "We're gonna let these cannon's do the talkin' and blow these cages keepin' people penned off their hinges!"

"That won't hurt them at all?" Henry asked, looking over the boat's boat's starboard hull.

"Not at all," Chimalma spoke up for the first time. "The canons are like the rest of the ship. Powered by pure thought. It's lethality is only as strong as we think it is."

"Thought-tech, huh?" Henry laughed a bit. "Well, I figured we'd get there eventually." Before he could speak any further, a blast from the canon shot forth, at one of the cages, melting the rusty metal bars.

"Lower the ladders!" Ratgarok called out, helpfully pointing to their location on the deck. "Make sure each and every last one of em get aboard too! We ain't leavin' a damn one behind this time! And shoot any buggers that dare look at ye funny! All it takes is ta stand near a canon and think bothin' but a thought!" The rat captain then swiveled around, lifting up his eyepatch to get a clearly look at a swarm of roaches approaching...something invisible. "Rest of yer friends are over there. Might wanna focus some fire over that way, buggers are working themselves into a frenzy!"

"Akiko, Sasha!" Henry called out as he lowered one of the ladders, shouting over in the direction Ratgarok indicated. "Might wanna head on over this way!" he continued, glancing over to one of the cannons and concentrating in the direction of the Roach swarm. A volley of rapid-fire gatling blasts shot forth from the canon, pelting the roach swarm with pure mental force.

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Klaus listened as Cannonade and Richard talked. He wasn't up to date on all the hero terms or the many regulations surrounding the use of their powers. He was aware of them, sure, but as someone who could, or well used to be able, to go. Wherever and whenever he wanted, he never paid much attention to regulations.

Eventually, Klus was alone. He looked at his phone and shook his head. He'd had a headache all morning and couldn't pinpoint why. With a sigh, he made his way back to his room. He should attend the memorial, but part of him was still wrapping his head around everything, and he was sure if he should be near the area with the Chrono Dialer still out of wack.




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"Ratgrok, where are you?" The Cobalt Clock called, scanning the area for roaches. The Ratkin had taken off without a word. Klaus was under the impression they would save the human prisoners together, but it seems the little guy had his own plans. "Ugh, I can't stand this place." he shook his wrist. The Chrono Dialer's haptic feedback was going into overdrive as he slipped between years with every step. "Why does a place like this exist anyway? Dr. Asmer would flip to learn about time burrowing roaches...though; maybe I'll refrain from letting him know about them..."

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#, as written by chaotix14
While the answer Devon got from Ratgarok was a lot less than what he'd hoped for, at the very least it was simple concise and didn't involve foreign metaphysical knowledge... Or he was slowly adapting to the absolute insanity around him. He even understood a bit of what the woman said when Ratgarok added his explanation about the cannons. "Get near a cannon and think of the destruction you want to see, that I can do." He said as he walked towards one of the cannons.

Manifesting the conceptualized carnage, that just sounded like the ideal testing ground to figure out new kinds of munition. Devon raised his rifle and used the sights to aim at his target, a somewhat calmer roach near the swarm Henry seemed to be pelting. Concentrating his thought on the projectile a single blast howled from the cannon a prelude of what was to come. The projectile exploded right in front of the roach, engulfing it in a directed pressure wave and nearly instantly liquefying the flesh hidden within that armor of chitin.

After taking note of the gross and rather morbid result of liquid flesh seeping out from the gaps in the chitin he aimed his sights on another couple roaches trying to conceptualize new, fascinating and deadly ordnance for later use in his own weapons.

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"So... Artifact of the ever present dark masters huh?" Shinigami asked 'Polarity' as the three of them waited for the others. The strange cube had been in Akiko's line of sight and the other woman seemed very reluctant to even take a finger off of it.

'Polarity' shot her a glare and held it closer to her body, "And now exclusive property of Libertalia. Corporate property mind you so do-"

Her words were cut short as the three of them saw tiny pebbles on the ground begin to shake. A few of the roaches had been climbing the cliff's walls to see if the heroes had escaped up there. Now, with the torrent of firepower being sprung upon the roach's territory, more had come. As well as their rescue.

Shinigami looked up as Henry yelled out to them, riding on top of a giant ship with what looked like.. a rat? Akiko didn't have time to process it however as a ladder was dropped down to them. 'Polarity' hesitated however. Her arms were still around the cube and she seemed extremely reluctant to let go.

"Is it really this important!?" Shinigami yelled, a little under pressure with all the roaches and bullets around.

"It's the key to finding god," the woman simply responded in a gentle tone, clutching it tighter to her chest. "The roaches do not praise it properly."

Roaches still approached and with an answer as vague as that, Shinigami had no patience. With her body reaching exhaustion quickly, they had to go. She grabbed the woman's shoulder and Sasha, the three becoming somewhat visible as she flew them up. Once their feet touched the deck, the ghost hero released them and fell onto one knee.

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#, as written by PirateofPie
"Cobalt? Where'd ye run off too?" The rat captain wondered aloud, wandering off to the side of the ship, drawing out a small communicator. "Either way, I saw a prime opportunity ta free the prisoners! Turns out it was with the help of some of yer pals!"

Henry walked over to Akiko, Sasha, and their other new apparent ally. "Looks like we've got 'em on the run! ...And if we don't now, I think Freischütz will make we do in a few moments," he laughed. "But hey, whatever y'all did, you got 'em pissed!" Henry glanced over to the woman, presumably the one that had been initiated whatever had the roaches riled up in the first place. Henry figured it had to be another super "Whether you knew we were here or not, thanks for the assist. You already meet Captain..." Henry trailed off, staring at the object in the mysterious woman's hands.

"Wait...what is this?" he asked, after a moment, his expression turning serious. "This is what they were after, isn't it? ...There's something inscribed on it, but I can't make it out. ...But, I know I've seen something like it before."

The roaches numbers were starting to dwindle and more and more prisoners began to back their way aboard the ship, somehow able to fit into the thought-vessel's lower hull without fear of overcrowding the ship.

"Won't be long now, captain!" Chimalma responded, firing thought canons spewing acidic salvos down on the roaches. "The wounded and the weak are being helped aboard. We'll have them all!"

"Good ta hear! Listen, Cobalt! Meet us at The Precipice! We're gonna send all these folks back from whence they came and whatnot!" Ratgarok shut off his communicator and turned to the others to see fi they were ready to get a move on.

***

"Mother please -KLIK-...be calm! We have this under control..." a gaggle of fearful roaches bowed subserviently before a grimy golden room with walls covered in sticky green liquids and wriggling tan pods. In the center of it all lay a massive figure staring back at her prodigies with unblinking merciless eyes as dark as night. At first she stood still and then she began to shake, sounds of PZZZRK and ZZZIIIK snapping off the green tendrils ripping from her abdomen and thorax ax she freed herself form her self-made throne.

"Queen-Mother! Wise mother, PLEASE! We need you to stay here and watch over our breth-"

The only verbal response was quaking roar that shook the room, knocking the eighty or so roaches approaching her back, sending them flying across the room. Wind began to pick up in the room as wings that had not seen much use in a very long time began to take flight and speed off in a violent rage...