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Colton Stent

The Youngblood

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a character in “Synth Crisis”, as played by kemj25

Description

Image Name: Colton Stent
Role: Cop
Age: 26
Gender: M

Physical Description: One look at Stent is enough to determine that he is a younger member of the force; however, he is 6'1" and has a very muscular build.

Gear: Standard issue police pistol, armor, and equipment. Colton also sports a futuristic PDR-esque SMG with a holographic display for its ammo count. It is also chambered with incendiary ammunition in order to explode on penetration or heat up circuitry at the very least. Stent keeps grenades that deploy an EMP pulse to handle any cyborgs that don't have special shielding from the effect. Lastly, he has a PDA to help with remote hacking.

Cybernetics: A cyber-liver received after an accident. He can never get drunk and filters other poisons well.

Personality: Stent is highly intelligent and stoic. Anything he says is often a calculated choice. He also is reluctant to form friendships and especially romantic relationships. This is due to the trauma of having to kill loved ones in the past. Some would see this as pessimistic, but Colton simply prepares for the worst and making connections complicates things.

Bio: Colton grew up in Ottawa with the desire to join the police. This led him to living a fairly straight-edge lifestyle which extended towards his attitude on getting cybernetic implants. When the Synth Crisis happened, Stent was still in the academy. All of the cadets were assigned to help the mass exodus to Ottawa. After things went south incredibly fast, Colton and a handful of others fell back and helped fortify Toronto. On the way, he had to assist in gunning down familiar faces, an event that traumatized the young boy. The surviving trainees were deputized and for the past five years, Colton Stent has been working in the job he has always wanted but under the poorest of circumstances.

So begins...

Colton Stent's Story

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent

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Colton tightly gripped the wheel of his hover car, speeding past traffic. He was working his beat when he received a call for backup at a local warehouse. The details were a little lacking, but this required immediate attention.

The warehouse was owned by a private company to store Kardmium, the single most important alloy in construction jobs now, including the construction of cybernetics. First responders are reporting that a small group of cyborgs organized an attack on the warehouse. One self-destructed using his highly-charged plasma core to tear through the fortified walls.

The police's job would now have to be to surround the building and Stent is about to join them on the front lines.

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: Annelise Gulbrandsen Character Portrait: Slade Gunnerson

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Stent made the route in record time. As he pulled up to the lot, he could see an explosion on the roof as a cyborg was lit up like a roman candle. He stepped out of the vehicle and sighed. Gunnerson. There was a noticeable hole in the front of the warehouse where the original detonation must have occurred. Colton hurriedly walked up to a sergeant on the line and asked for a quick debrief.

"Sergeant," Colton began. "Are there any updates? Has anyone been deployed yet?"

"Oh yessir, Gunnerson reported ten cyborgs, right before taking out one! Then officer Gulbrandsen showed up on the scene and went to go cover the back because we're busting our balls, stretched thin as it is watching the front."

Colton nodded, "alright, I'll catch up with Officer Gulbrandsen then."

With extreme haste, Colton Stent rushed around to catch up with Anna. He reached up to his ear piece to contact her. "Anna? This is Agent Stent. I'm coming to back you up. Don't do anything hasty until I get there."

Stent reviewed the situation in his mind, trying to figure out what may be going on.
This is definitely a coordinated attack. One gave his life to open this warehouse, which means they knew they couldn't open it conventionally. This required planning, an intelligent direction, meaning this is no random act of violence. This means they are probably more prepared than usual. Hopefully this snatch and grab doesn't turn into a massacre.

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: Annelise Gulbrandsen Character Portrait: Slade Gunnerson

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Annelise had cleared the first floor and was rounding the staircase to the second when a voice came through her headset. "Anna? This is Agent Stent. I'm coming to back you up. Don't do anything hasty until I get there."

She couldn’t help but smirk as she made her way through the floor “I’m not the one you should be telling that to.” As she crept through the room all she could hear was the rain that was now at a full downpour. “I already cleared the first floor and i’m finishing the second. Hurry up here, Slade’s above me and from the sounds of it he’s got quite the fight on his hands.”

The warehouse wasn’t privately owned so the reason they had so little security was questionable, especially when they’re storing things like Kardmium. She could hear shots coming from the next floor so she sped up her pace clearing the second floor. The last thing she needed was to get up there and have a cyborg get the jump on them. Finishing up the walkthrough of the floor she started her way back across the building, why they only had one staircase was a mystery all it’s own, one she didn’t care to learn. Halfway through the room she was greeted with a piece of wood to the face. She hit the ground harder than the wood hit her. Son of a bitch. Whoever it was was extremely quiet, that or the rain was drowning out their noise.

Blinking a few she shot up just in time to dodge an incoming kick. He had cybernetic legs, anyone of his kicks is capable of breaking some bones. She quickly moved behind a crate moving low to the ground not be seen, she had him in her sights and hopefully all she needed was one shot. His legs were his main cybernetics although he also had an enhancement on his spine most likely connected to a brain implant. Taking either out would make him as good as dead. He was looking around like a madman clearly having lost sight of her, making a perfect time to spring into action. She jumped out of cover only having to fire two shots. One directly on the spine and the other on his leg.

It worked just as she planned, hitting the main part of legs completely crippled him and the spinal column shot paralyzed his movement. It was a risky move that luckily paid off.
She dabbed her lip with her finger as she walked up to the paralyzed cyborg “You busted my lip.”

“I’ll kill you.” he said through clenched teeth.
She took her pistol and put it to his temple and pulled the trigger, there was no need to waste a shock bullet for an easy kill shot.

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: Annelise Gulbrandsen Character Portrait: Slade Gunnerson Character Portrait: The Doctor

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Colton rushed around the corner to the back of the warehouse, but failed to see Anna. Shit. Maybe she went in after Gunnerson. He knew that Anna was capable of handling herself, and if she made it to Slade, then nothing short of an AT missile could stop them.

Stent brought up Anna on his comm, "this is Colton again. New plan: I'll stay around the back in case any manage to slip by you. Make sure Slade doesn't destroy the Kardmium with his heroics."

The young-blood drew his weapon and found some cover behind some miscellaneous crates and rubbage where he could also keep an eye out for any cyborgs exiting the warehouse. Awaiting for Officer Gulbrandsen's response, Colton keenly scanned the area. Just because the break-in was sloppy, doesn't mean that some of these guys don't have any fancy toys. The rain reached a heavy downpour but Colton Stent was used to these conditions. Ever since the Synth Crisis, the city itself seems down, almost crying for the hustle and bustle of its former life.

As he scanned the area, Stent noticed something... odd. The rain was hitting something. Something that wasn't there.

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: The Doctor

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Good the first bomb placed... Now all I have to do is--

Verena's thoughts were interrupted by a beeping she could only hear ringing through her head. It was her cloaking system signaling that it was giving out and needed time to charge. The Doctor had to think fast, the police was familiar with her actions, bombings, assassinating cops during riots, creating and installing cybernetics on people- in other words, Verena was a wanted woman. However two years ago near Christmas time she was hooking up small, cheap, cybernetics on homeless kids for free, it was her way of saying Merry Christmas. But she was not careful, one of the kids snitched on her. It was the first time she was surrounded by the police, the only way she could get out of there alive was to hold the kids hostage. She still regrets the feeling of putting a gun to one of the boy's head. But hell, she would never hurt those kids, or any child in fact. Though the cops now see Verena as the sick physio cyborg who not only is active in bombings, but in the killing of children. But she was better than that, everyone on the streets knew it, but the authorities didn't believe it.

In her head all she thought was, She plant the second the bomb and get out of here!
She wanted to finish her job, but also do it right, or at least decently. She wanted to plant the second bomb on the opposite corner of the first bomb. With her cloaking system to the end time of functioning, the Doctor how to be more flexible. Normally, Verena would hide for cover but there was really none that she could get to in a limited time, all she could do now was make a run for it. She now turned on her sprint enchantment and raced herself down to the next corner when all of sudden she was now visible in an area of cops. Could Verena get herself out of here? Probably, but would she be in the hands of cops?

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: The Doctor

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Come on, your eyes aren't lying to you. There is a pattern. A shape. The rain is contouring perfectly to some object.

Just as Colton began to work out in his head that there was, in fact, a cyborg before him, their stealth field began to drop. A short circuit? Faulty cyberware? It didn't matter to Stent because at that moment he noticed the backpack and scratch-built explosive on the cyborg's person. A saboteur.

"FREE-" Colton rose and took aim with his carbine, ready to strike if necessary, but was cut off from an unfortunate chain reaction of events. First he heard the explosion. The dazed and confused screams from the lot where the cops were positioned. He didn't know at the time, but a rocket struck the force. The blast from the explosion along with the ensuing chemical spray detonated the first backpack charge.

Stent was hit more by the shock wave of the explosion, as the bomb was positioned a considerable ways away, but this must have been one hell of a bomb. The blast knocked him down, some of his former cover falling on top of him. And for a moment, the always-stoic Officer Stent didn't have much of a thought running through his head. He was consumed by the ringing in his ears and the workings of what would turn out later to be a concussion.

He wasn't able to ask the important questions to himself: What's going on with the police? Are there more explosives? How are Anna and Slade faring? And what about that cyborg saboteur Colton saw?

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: Annelise Gulbrandsen Character Portrait: Slade Gunnerson

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Anna quickly turned out of the stairwell and fired at two cyborgs opening firing towards Slade. They didn’t notice her coming making the kill rather quick. She dragged one body away from the doorframe and took cover where he once was. Peeking around the edge she spotted the four remaining cyborgs taking cover and or firing in Slade’s direction. She spotted his head bobbing behind a pillar on the far side of the floor behind several crates. The borgs were sandwiched between the two of them and if they played it right were easy picking.

“Slade i’ve got yo-” Another explosion erupted from outside cutting her off, much louder than the small one Slade created when she first arrived. Peeking around the corner there was nothing but fire on the outside and the windows had been shattered from the blast.

“Stent what the hell is happening out there?” she said back on her comms. This better not be a goddamn setup.

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: Annelise Gulbrandsen Character Portrait: Slade Gunnerson

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Slade had managed to blow away two more cyborgs making the rest become a clumsy mess. Anna stepped out of cover and fired several rounds into the neck of one of the raving cyborgs, taking him by surprise.

"What the hell was that? Did our guys just get hit?" Slade yelled to her firing at the only cyborgs left.

Anna slid into cover behind a close pillar “I don’t know, Stent hasn’t responded to me yet.” she quickly peeked out and unloaded on the second cyborg and a shock round must have hit a sweet spot because sparks started to fly from the cybernetics. He collapsed to the floor still flying sparks, he was clearly dead.

She let out a light sigh as the battle finally ended and left her cover making sure they all were dead. The only light source in the room was the fire that raged outside. “We need to get out there.”

Anna didn’t wait for a response from Slade as she was already hurrying down the stairs while trying to get Stent on the comms. Making her way outside the loading bay was looking much more hectic than when she originally arrived. Looking through the rain she spotted a person on the ground. It was Stent. Running over she realized he was completely dazed with his eyes glazed over. “Stent. Are you alright?”

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: Annelise Gulbrandsen Character Portrait: Slade Gunnerson

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Just when Verena though things could not get any worse, an explosion was perform and it wasn't hers. The Doctor was knocked to the ground forcefully causing the glass in her electronic shades to fragment into tiny piece stabbing her right eye and her radar to malfunction. She was already out in the open, however near a window that led to the inside of the warehouse; thus she crawl as quickly as Verena could smelling the aroma of the fire, blood, death. A splash of vomit oozed from her lips as the feeling of light-headedness only made matters worse. She did not stop to observe her surroundings, the Doctor weakly inched through what use to be a window. Verena took one glance out the opening to only see what hell has been unleashed.

If Verena did not lose a majority of her sanity she would probably say a smart comment like, "Someone trying to steal my show, hmm? I will give you that one, you mysterious stranger..." And continue to keep her calm, but she only held on a thin single strand of mental stability, and the last thing Verena ever be at the moment was calm. Verena was the one who now needed a doctor, the metal of her left arm blazed with flames and was now slowly melting, but was the arm hiding her non-lethal weapon, but ironically she was not planning to be merciful, not after what she had been through. Thankfully, she was smart and quick enough to preserve the bomb by covering the backpack with her stomach when crawling to the warehouse outside. Not only did Verena hold the bomb but in her leather vest jacket pocket she had was equipped with the detonator, so technically she could add her finishing touches to the hellhole if she wanted to. But all Verena wanted to do was survive, and if she couldn't then the Doctor wanted to leave out with a bang. So, yes the Doctor would do something so cruel as using the bomb as an advantage.

Walking through the warehouse she did not discovered any cops searching the first floor probably because they were already trying to chase after what maniac made it rain hell fire. So the Doctor limped to the second floor, though her radar was no at its best working abilities but it could vaguely target some kind of predator or predators above her. Was it three, or four? She could not tell but they were probably cops trying to clean up. She rather not make it up on the rooftop, instead she decided to lure them somehow. Therefore, Verena placed the bomb on the floor next to feet and began to three gunshots with a gun she picked off of a dead cop on the floor below.

"Hopefully that got their attention, if not, this bomb will!" she shouted to herself, firming grasping the detonator. What Verena was about to do was both crazy and risking, because for the first time Verena was going to negotiate with he police .

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: Annelise Gulbrandsen Character Portrait: Slade Gunnerson

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The ringing, the incessant ringing. There was nothing but the ringing, until Stent received a friendly wake up. It was Anna, gently slapping his face, helping him come to.

"Colton. Colton! Come on, Colton!" Anna shouted, volume increasing as the ringing finally began to subside.

Groggy, Stent rose to his feet with the aid of Anna. He noticed Slade step from out of the building.

Gunnerson? Good, that means they must've have dispatched with the hostiles. But that explosion wouldn't have been Slade's fault... probably. Yeah, that saboteur had bombs. But the building is still standing. So why does Officer Gulbrandsen look so concerned? And are those screams? Is that the smell of burning fle-

"Colton, what happened?" Anna asked with a strong sense of urgency.

"I... dunno," Stent began, as he clutched his side. "There was a bomber. I saw it, a cyborg, out here planting bombs."

Slade spoke up, "Well we got about a dozen or so uniforms out there doused in flames. I figure they're completely soaked in some kinda chemical."

"Wait a moment," Colton said as he began to remember a bit more. "Right before I was hit with the blast, I heard an explosion from out front. That's two explosions. And the cyborg back here seemed a bit taken back themselves. That means we could have two bombers. In all likely hood, this was a trap and either A, the explosives were setup beforehand or B, the first bomber had a clear shot to launch an explosive. Officer Gulbrandsen, call for help, but make sure HQ has some suits sweep all the vantage points the bomber could have used. Slade, go check for survivors of the blast and see if anyone escaped the inferno. I'll scope out the warehouse to see if there's any clue as to what just went down and why."

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: Annelise Gulbrandsen Character Portrait: Slade Gunnerson Character Portrait: Bernard Grant Character Portrait: The Doctor

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"No shit Sherlock......" Slade muttered to himself as he heard Colton's plan. He turned and headed towards the front of the building where the carnage and away from Colton and Anna. A few seconds later the he was at the front of the building. THe air was a lot warmer and it was full of the smells of flesh and rubber, and chemicals. Most of the fire had subsided and it left in its wake a lot of dead cops. He didn't see many survivors however the few that did survive were now severely burned, and ironicly would probably need cybernetics to survive. The thought of this made Slade furious, these were good men and women, and it shouldn't have come to this. A few of the officers that survived the blast and were ok had detained a cyborg that looked to be carrying a bomb. He would deal with her later, as of right now a lot things needed to be answered.

Slade looked around to see if he could spot where this explosion came from, Out of the corner of his eye his goggles locked onto a figure jumping from a nearby taller building onto the warehouse. It couldn't be who he thought it was, Slade hadn't seen or heard from him in a while. "Gunnerson what the hell happened down there? Who did this?" Said the sarge's voice from his mic. "I don't know but I think I'm gonna find out..." He said turning off his mic as he began to run back into the warehouse to confront the stranger. More and more questions began to pile up.

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Character Portrait: Colton Stent Character Portrait: Annelise Gulbrandsen Character Portrait: Slade Gunnerson Character Portrait: Bernard Grant

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After being met with some sarcasm from his fellow officers, Stent marched into the warehouse. From inside, he could see both Slade checking on the officers, some of which were negotiating with an oddly familiar cyborg.

Alright, time to scan for clues. Crates of kardmium were strapped with rigs for easy hauling, provided these thugs had the right equipment. This only confirmed Stent's suspicion that they were trying to steal the precious alloy. An overlooked fact by the general public is that insanity does not always equate to a complete loss of faculties, as some simply gained a screwed up moral compass or skewed sense of what's ethical. This always made it hard to deal with the cyborgs. Either they were mad or believed so strongly that they were immune.

The plasma burns and position of this husk indicates that one cyborg sacrificed himself to create this hole in the wall. A plasma core this volatile is likely a class four upgrade. Most cyborg's can't afford that. This is likely tied to activity of maybe a larger gang. Back at HQ, I'm going to need to look into gang activities. They're getting bolder no-

A gentle thud on the roof caught Colton's attention and shortly after, he noticed Slade moving back towards the warehouse. It would probably be a good idea to investigate.