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Raphael Contraband

A discount? YOU want ME to give you a discount?! AHAHA!

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a character in “Storm Warning: Season One”, as played by PirateofPie

Description

Name: Raphael Contraband (An alias)
Appearance: Tall, thin, dark skinned man with a clean shaven head and a neatly groomed beard and mustache. Often wears navy blue suits with a yellow shirt and striped tie.
Personality: Relaxed and cunning. And above all, interested and the needs of the many powered citizens of the city...especially himself.
Occupation: Street Vendor. He has a license.
Weapons/Powers: Storage space. He can store objects in a hidden warehouse and put a link to that warehouse. He can then pull whatever objects stored in the warehouse out of a strange wormhole-like creature that constantly follows him. He can only draw out and put back one object at a time and if his warehouse is discovered and ransack, he'd have almost nothing to draw from. So he changes storage spots every week.
History/Bio: He has several. All up for sale, with a discount! But he knows his way around the know how's of buying and selling stuff...so maybe he worked in advertisement before he got his powers?

So begins...

Raphael Contraband's Story

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Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband

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"Season passes to the Stinkworms game..." the man in the blue suit muttered, handing the fool the tickets to the now packed baseball game being held in the stadium across form city hall. Contraband was his name and his game as it were. Selling things one couldn't normally obtain. One had to be wise when dealing with him though. Many a fool had been ripped off because they were too desperate to understand they were dealing with the prince of prices.

Contraband snickered to himself as the fool in question purchased the clearly fake tickets to the game. So obsessed with getting a seat that he'd clearly missed out on a few key details that indicated his tickets were simply made form old coupons, painted over to look official. "........Wait a minute!" the fool screeched, heading back towards Contraband as quickly as he had left. "These tickets are the wrong color."

"UH, let me see?" Contraband asked, holding his hand out to examine the tickets. The fool slammed the tickets into the schemers hands. Contraband turned his back to the fool, blatantly scribbling over the tickets with a magic marker. Contraband turned around handing the fool his tickets back. "They're the right color now. I REALLY hope you weren't expecting your money back, but if you wanna get technical about it, it IS the right color now."

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Henry Spencer Jones Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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Maverick frowned as he entered the center of town, a massive square with many streets and skyscrapers centered around the area. The voice leading him here was urging him, trying to warn him... Maverick shook his head. He just couldn't understand.

Spying a peddler on the side of the street, albeit a shady looking one, Maverick approached him. The man's customer seemed rather unhappy, waving some colored pieces of paper in the peddler's face angrily. Maverick shoved the man aside.

"Excuse me," he said. "Do you happen to have anything for a headache? I'm beginning to feel one coming on."

That's when the screaming began.

***

Jack pulled on his coat, fixing his tie, before turning to his team.

"Jones, Variel," he said. "Let's go. There's a disturbance in Sector A, the town square. We're picking up a lot of renegade movement."

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Henry Spencer Jones Character Portrait: Desiree Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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Narissa looked up from where she was sitting and looked over at Jack as he pulled on his coat. Having just gotten to the place where her new team was staying the only thing she knew about the other two were their names and what they looked like. As Jack speaks Narissa brightens and jumps up, clapping her hands together excitedly. "Cool! Finally something to do!!! This place is SO boring!" The blue haired teen moves towards the door in a strange mix of dancing and skipping, humming happily. right as she grabbed the doorknob she tilted her head back a little so she could look at him and giggled. "Where is the town square again?"


At the sound of a scream Desiree almost dropped the glass she had been cleaning, catching it at the last second. Swearing under her breath she storms towards the front entrance of the bar, knowing the screams were pretty close for to have been startled by it. As she walked she took off the small black apron she was wearing around her hips and dropped it on one of the tables nearest the entrance before going out the door and walking across the street and through an alley, following the screams. Stopping at the end of the alley Desiree looked around the town square curiously for the source of the screams, knowing she was extremely near since they had grown louder.

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Desiree

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Raphael turned around as he witnessed some poor excuse for a sap try and weasel some pain killers from him. "Woah, woah, no need to attack your fellow customers, compadre," Contraband chuckled. "All customers need to do is form a single file line, and they are guaranteed to get their turn. Now what is it, you needed, pain killers?" Contraband asked, before some tool suddenly began to scream like a lunatic. People were getting freaked out. This guy was scaring away potential customers. So he was all around bad for business.

"Oh, you want some painkillers?! Is that it?!" Raphael asked irritably, suddenly drawing out a tranquilizer pistol from his jacket pocket and pointing it directly at the screaming scrounger. "I gotcha yer pain killers, right here!"

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Julian Snake Character Portrait: Henry Spencer Jones Character Portrait: Desiree Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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"Hold it, don't you feel that?" Maverick asked, grabbing Contraband's wrist. "There's something..."

The man screaming suddenly stopped, as if he had violently had the air ripped out of him. More people suddenly began dropping to the ground, screaming as well. As they did, something began to take form, a shape above them. It was huge, easily the size of a small building. Tendrils of some ghostly substance were attaching themselves to the people in the square, and as the channelers watched, pulses of energy seemed to be flowing from the civilians to this creature.

"What is that?" Maverick asked, before realizing that the first man who had screamed had suddenly flopped forward, his body turning to dust. "Holy crap guys! That thing is killing people!"

***

"The center of town," Jack said, following Narissa to the door. Gently but firmly, he pushed her through the doorway. "We'll take the car. It will get us there faster."

As Jack climbed in, his phone beeped. Jack pulled it out and read the message, frowning.

"Double time," Jack said, snapping his phone shut and quickly starting the car. "The renegades are doing something, people are dying. Let's move!"

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Julian Snake Character Portrait: Henry Spencer Jones Character Portrait: Desiree Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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Desiree sighs and looks over at the tall, brown haired man with a raised eyebrow. "No, I'm going out for ice cream." She replied, sarcasm thick in her voice. Seeing the tendrils of ghostly substance flowing towards the creature Desiree frowns, her eyes narrowing, and turns, heading back towards the bar. "No way in hell am I getting involved in that. There are people for that." She mutters to herself as she walks through the alley.


Narissa jumped in the car, a bounce in her step though her playful smile had fallen away. After she was in the car she leaned forward and watched Jack with wide eyes. "Do you really know how to drive this thing?" As she did so she bounced in her seat a little, seemingly full of energy. As she spoke she glanced over at Henry for a moment, a quick, friendly smile lighting her face before she turns back to Jack, fully expecting an answer.

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Kelsier Achylis Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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Jack stepped out of the vehicle, straightening his suit and tie as he did. "Renegade. Looks like shadow powers. Should be relatively easy to capture." He gestured for Narissa to step out of the vehicle. "However, I'll give you one chance, renegade. Surrender and you will be welcomed."

Just then, more screams reached Jack's ears and he turned. "Hmph... no time." He looked at Kelsier. "You're lucky, renegade. The next time we meet, I'll be taking you in."

He ran towards the square, pushing against the fleeing people. "Variel! Back me up!" he called over his shoulder.

***

More of the creature was becoming clear as it sucked the souls out of the living. Maverick backed away.

"What is that thing?" he gasped, his hands shaking.

Don't be afraid. The voice said, heard by every channeler in the vicinity. This is why you were given powers. This is your purpose. You must stop them. You must. The voice dissipated, but Maverick understood.

"We were all drawn here," Maverick said, nodding. "We're going to have to defeat this thing. We might be the only ones who can."

"Here goes nothing," he muttered. Maverick extended his hand, flame rushing around it, and collecting in his outstretched palm. "Fire Shot!" he called, blasting the fireball into the center of the creature's mass. The monster recoiled, but the mist that it was formed from quickly reformed.

"Not enough," Maverick muttered, then his eyes widened as more tendrils began sprouting, heading for him and the other channelers.

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Julian Snake Character Portrait: Henry Spencer Jones Character Portrait: Quinn Kelly Character Portrait: Kelsier Achylis Character Portrait: Desiree Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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"Ay, ay, ay, what kind of a thing are we put into?" Joung shook her head in disbelief.

Even though nobody had the time to comprehend the direction of the events, Joung was from those who needed it. It's not a common experience when you live your daily life and suddenly you have to fight an enormous deadly creature. However the blacking out of the world ten years ago, the voices in the head back then and now and the supernatural abilities would be good hints that one day you'd witness something bizarre.

"How in the world are we supposed to defeat this thing?" Joung curled her eyebrows. Suddenly, she gasped, her eyes widened and she lifted her arm.

"Hey, Maverick!" She turned to the young man. "Do another flame! But don't throw it right away! I need to try out something with you!"

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Alexander Draak Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Julian Snake Character Portrait: Kelsier Achylis Character Portrait: Desiree Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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Having made his way into town Alexander's head felt like it ruptured when he heard a scream, enhanced hearing could be a killer at times.Launching himself into a sprint he sped down the street, sharply turning to make his way as swiftly as he could. Soon he spotted a creature in the sky, Sliding to a halt he raised an eye brow and chuckled "Okay now i am just seeing shit."

Soon he heard a voice, that haunting voice that once echoed within in his mind a decade ago. As quickly as the voice came it faded away back into oblivion again. Turning another corner he simply stared at the beast " Could of at least told how to stop it..Useless disembodied voice" Watching a fire ball hit the creature he blinked and looked down noticing everyone else now though he got an idea

Walking across he firmly placed both his hands on a street sign. Inhaling deeply he suddenly pulled upwards with all his might, Slowly the concrete gave and he managed to free the sign. Shifting his grip he held the sign with one hand and brought it level with his ear. Pulling back he launched the metal pole like a javelin towards the creature, it struck the creature. But seemed to do little.

Seeing tendrils now approach him, he rolled to the side and began scrambling to keep his footing as he managed to dodge the tendrils and somehow keep himself in a favourable position as he wondered what to do next.

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Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband

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"Wow, I'm never fighting this," Contraband informed Maverick as he fought against the creature. "But what I will do, is aid the public inoffensive counter-measures..." he informed everyone loudly, shouting so the whole block can here him. He then dove through a window in a nearby building and hunga cardboard sign outside of the window that spelled out, 'Weaponz.'

"We uh, we sell by the pound," Contraband informed the populace, still hiding from behind the window.

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Julian Snake Character Portrait: Kelsier Achylis Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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Narissa jumped out of the car and smiled at the young man who had fallen out of the wall's shadow. "Really? Shadow Powers? Cool!" She then turns to Kelsier, about to ask a question but Jack interrupts her with an order. Her face becoming serious, Narissa turned away and followed after Jack, keeping up despite her heeled shoes. "Yes Sir!"

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Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Julian Snake Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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Astro watched as he saw flames shooting up from a guys hand down below at the huge monster. "what does the voice mean, theirs no way we can take this thing on!" "Damn!, all this time spent running, and the government as well as this bull shows up!"

Astro looks down at the civilians and the display of powers popping left and right. His thoughts began to become a fuzz overshadowed by the screams. "Gosh!, when did i sign up to play hero!" Astro takes out his feather and turns into a hawk flying full speed towards the guy with flame, and a now visible girl beside him, clawing at a tendril on the way down.

Reaching the ground beside them he grabbed the guy ripping a bit of his shirt. "Names Astro looks like you could use a hand." Astro turns into the guy and erupts in flames. After a minute of freaking out he was able to get the guys powers just under enough control to shape and throw it at the attacking tendrils."

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Character Portrait: renta katsugara+codex Character Portrait: Samuel Maverick Character Portrait: Alexander Draak Character Portrait: Joung Nae Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Astro Character Portrait: Astral Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Julian Snake Character Portrait: Henry Spencer Jones Character Portrait: Quinn Kelly Character Portrait: Kelsier Achylis Character Portrait: Shito Arashi Character Portrait: Desiree

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A blimp was hovering over the city as the creature attacked. Contraband's voice emitted from the blimp's loudspeaker, loudly relaying a message for everyone in the city, "Attention one, attention all! A horrific creature is attacking the city and panic is running through the streets. Schools are closed, work is put on hold, and what I can only assume is general looting and chaos is running rampant in the streets," Raphael informed the populace. "Some old diseased man is stealing your iphone and throwing up on your car right now! and yes, I'm talking to you!" Contraband spat at no one in particular.

"If a band of heroes can come and save the day....well, they might just need some armaments to help 'em do the job. Just come by Contraband's, located at 32nd and Shatner street!" the salesman pitched. "We got ammo, we got blades...and maybe even a sock-it launcher or two! What's that? Ya got your own weapons. They're worthless. Garbage. Get rid of 'em. Stop having boring weapons, stop having a boring life," Contraband reprimanded the fools in his domain. And hey, if our heroes fail and this is indeed the end times...we got food AND water! Most shops aren't prepared for ANY emergency...but Contraband's is."

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Character Portrait: Raphael Contraband Character Portrait: Jack the "Iron Fist" Character Portrait: Narissa "Rain" Variel

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After everyone had been removed from the immediate area Narissa bolted over to Jack, wanting to ask him what to do. As she moved around the creature one of the misty tentacles latched onto her arm and Narissa frowned and ripped it away. As a sudden new idea came to her she waved her arm up slightly and then started skipping towards Jack. This time when a second misty appendage tried to grab her it seemed to slip and slid across her skin before retreating, unable to get a grip. Once she had reached Jack Narissa smiled at him and brushed away another tentacle with ease. "Anything else you need me to do Jack?" As she spoke she saw the blimp overhead and heard the advertisement and shook her head a little. "disgusting...." She muttered under her breath before returning her attention to her leader.


From inside the bar Desiree heard the advertisement and looked around to see a few of her customers tense up, including some of the regulars. With a sigh Desiree hopped up onto the counter and spoke out loud, placing her hands on her hips as she did. "Okay listen up people. I want anyone who's leaving to do so calmly and I want people who are staying to allow them to leave and to behave if they stay. If you guys give me any shit I'll kick your asses! I'm not in the mood." A group of roughly 15 people left the bar and once everything was calm again Desiree hopped off the counter and went back to serving drinks.