Your name is Thomas Cairn, and you have no clue what you jumped into. Your dad was a famous superhero known as The Red Rider, and he showed up dead in an alley about a year ago.When you were checking out a storage unit you inherited from him, everything changed. You gained his powers, a brain able to calculate faster than light, and an uncanny affinity for machinery.Using your powers, you were easily able to get into the world's top engineering college, Central Cosmopolis Institute. You never moved past Dad's ideas though, and you couldn't stand the gap The Red Rider made, so you filled it. You made a suit of power-armor and became The Red Knight, however, you lacked experience. So you managed to get a mentor, Wrench, so that you could learn the Hero business. Of course the only way to learn is experience, so you spent a good portion of your free time breaking up Mafia operations around Cosmopolis.The people have taken a shine to you. They were scared about The Red Rider's "hiatus", but now that you're here they think that, like other normal Supers, he passed on the torch. The crowds love you, every time you fly by at least 20 phones come out, but no good comes without a price, and not everybody can be saved.Archived Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Superhuman%20LegacyTech Trees: http://pastebin.com/9uxS0teLPlot Points: http://pastebin.com/q8wm3Lr3MC Notes: http://pastebin.com/aNFFXTCUArmor Loadout: http://pastebin.com/Jta4cNfXResearched Tech: http://pastebin.com/CN3UaTbNCairn Industries Summary: http://pastebin.com/mWGEHHwC
Well, Jules may be good at making ominous quips about the situation, but this situation was definitely not unexpected by you, except the future part, that wasn't expected.You expected somebody would want to kill you eventually. You still don't even know if Jules actually is from the future, but if that note is to be believed, somebody knows about your little "hobby". If you're being completely honest, all he told you about how time travel even works was "Don't question it.", but he seems to be trustworthy."What do you mean ahead of schedule?""Angle should have been apprehended on the tomorrow morning at the earliest, you went off-schedule when you asked that man to find him. This isn't even acknowledged as a possibility. There will be repercussions to this.""You keep leaving me with more questions than answers."Jules almost seems to be stuttering at something, it's the first real time you've seen him show an emotion. Maybe he's a robot, that would be ridiculous, a robot sent from the future to protect you. That seems a little too on the nose though.>It is 12:30 PM on Saturday, the last day of the expo>Talk to Jules (What do you say?)>Go to the party being thrown by YTR Robotics>Go to sleep>Write-in
>>41413115Wow, really speedy. I have the first update typed up when I start, good job.
>>41413126>>Go to the party being thrown by YTR Robotics
>>41413126>Go to the party being thrown by YTR Robotics>Talk to Jules, ask him what he thinks of this time/the present>>41413150I was desperately refreshing the catalog for the thread.
>>41413126>"Right, suppose I still get wounded tomorrow as per the schedule. What happens? And what happens if I'm not?">"Also, consider you've had some impact on the storyline. Were you not here to assure me this was a threat I couldn't handle on my own, I wouldn't have considered UAU as a partner that seriously."
>>41413126>Go to the party being thrown by YTR Robotics
Writing, sorry for the inconsistency of threads, thanks for sticking with me.
>>41413323it's worth it
>>41413197Reasonable questions to ask.
>>41413323It is so very worth it.
"Right, suppose I still get wounded tomorrow as per the schedule. What happens? And what happens if I'm not?""You don't get wounded tomorrow, you were to get wounded yesterday. The only thing that happens tomorrow is the apprehension of Angle, which already happened. I was supposed to try and stop you from getting wounded, but you did that without me, so now I am here to observe.""To be fair, the only reason I asked for help from UAU is that it seemed like, according to you, I couldn't handle it myself. So you effected the timeline in that way.""I was not supposed to, and you already knew of an assassin, so I don't believe I effected you so much as something is fundamentally different with you than the other versions of Thomas Cairn. I will observe until the end of the expo, then leave. There will be somebody watching you at all times from that day on. Not as a protector, but merely a follower, never to initiate contact or help you. This timeline will be quarantined, nothing to leave or enter."With all of the bleak chatter out of the way, you walk to the pavilion that the party's at, and are shocked to find that it's almost over. People are leaving, a garage band is playing "Closing Time", and security is escorting those who are too drunk to decide to leave out. You think you see your acquaintance in YTR, Kenjiro Sawamura, finishing up a shot of whiskey at a table.>Go talk to Kenjiro>Not worth staying, go to bed>Write-in
>>41413630>Go talk to Kenjiro
>>41413630>>Go talk to Kenjiro
Just saying but we should probably set up a factory or twoAlso, maybe get into the consumers' electronics field? cPhone anyone?
>>41413661>>41413669>>41413705Honestly, I don't know what I expected.Writing
>>41413745let me guess his company is going under and thats the reason he offered 50% of his company
Jules just kind of walks off into the crowd, and you walk over to the table that the middle-aged Japanese inventor is sitting at."Hey Kenjiro, how was the party? Sorry I missed it, had businessman things to do.""It was good, I talked with a few of the other R&D people and it seems like they had fun, so that is what matters." Kenjiro may speak with a perfect American accent, but he has a habit of forgetting that conjunctions are a thing. At least you can understand him, Japanese would be a hassle for you to learn, and you need to keep yourself together."That's great to hear, have you been messing with those nanomachines I sent you?""Yes, they are fun to play with, I use them to teach the new hires how to program. Very useful." You met Kenjiro when he sent you an email about the Micro-Actuators and buying in bulk. You decided to start talking with each other because you both had very interesting ideas concerning development in the field of Nanorobotics.>Talk with Kenjiro about robotics for a while>Get a drink, then talk about robots>Talk idly for a bit, then go to the dorm and get some sleep>Write-in
>>41413974>Get a drink, then talk about robots
>>41413974>>Get a drink, then talk about robots
>>41413974This reminds me, what's with international heroes again?Does Japan have lots of heroes? Are they thematically more japanese?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLYKZV-O3es
>>41414037Yes, the same is said for any major country, except Greece, they defaulted on their payments and have to rely on local heroes (These would be the more stereotypical nationalized heroes). International Heroes United is basically a Heroes Union that gets payed by the government to protect a country from large Supervillain threats. It's a Freelance Justice League.On another note, roll 1d100+20
Rolled 22 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>41414145
Rolled 77 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>41414145
Rolled 55 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>41414145Booze for the Booze God!
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>41414191Cool, writing.
>>41414214Oh dear. Is this our first drink?
>>41414269no i think the 77 or modified 97 is our drinking skill the 93 is his drinking skill.
>>41414313He's a jap that can hold his drink, badass.
>>41414313The +20 is our Charisma bonus from being like Stark.
>>41414360and drinking is a social thing to dothats why its sad to drink alone.
>>41414394It's actually a pair of perks.
You decide that now is as good a time as any to get something to drink, probably start with something minor, it is your first drink after all."One beer please." The bartender gives you a suspicious look for a second, then he hands you a cold can of beer. You pay for it with some pocket change and a dollar, then you return to the table and crack it open. You sip as you talk with Kenjiro about robotics.>Innovation increased to 25You feel a bit buzzed, and the beer isn't that good, but you have a few minor breakthroughs on the nanomachines and improving their design. Kenjiro also seems to be on a roll today, as he has a few insights too, mostly considering software designed for easy programming. He comes to a conclusion that the nanomachines are useful for moving stuff at a relatively small level, but in the current state, the programmers can't get precise enough movements in a timely manner."Wait, I might have something for that Kenjiro. I'll see what I can do." You could ship them with a primitive version of RON. No, screw shipping it with them, sell it separately. You should probably wait until you get time off to work that out, but this could work!"This was fun Thomas, we should do this again another time. I feel tired, so I am going to drive to the hotel and sleep. Goodbye." He finishes his drink and walks out of the pavilion, he always kind of has a limp, but he says that's from an accident a bit ago, nothing to worry about.Jules said he would be merely observing from now on, so you infer that means he won't be joining you.>It is 1:30 AM>Set an alarm to XX:XX and go to sleep>I feel alive, go to the lab and work on an AI for the bots>Write-in
>>41414566The last day is today, right?
>>41414566>Set an alarm to XX:XX and go to sleep9-10 am
>>41414566>>Set an alarm to XX:XX and go to sleep(7:30)
>>41414606What's on the schedule for today?
>>41414566>I feel alive, go to the lab and work on an AI for the botsUse that innovation bruh
>>41414623Nothing but last remarks at 5:00 PM
>>41414647Bitchin. Let's set an alarm for 9-10 AM then. We can do our interrogation today, yes?
>>41414566>>Set an alarm to XX:XX and go to sleep
>>41414673No, that guy will get back to you with what he found, I recall that being the case.
I need 1d100-5 for sleeping.
Rolled 91 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>41414759
Rolled 56 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>41414759
Rolled 35 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>41414759
Rolled 63 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>41414759Master of Sleep
>>41414771Apparently sleep is not for the weak.Writing
You decide to set an alarm for 9:30 and head back to the dorm to get some sleep. You go in, take off your suit, and then you collapse onto the bed, falling into a deep sleep.>"He seems to be an anomaly in this timeline, we cannot let him effect others, lest the consequences will be dire.">"We agree, it must be quarantined, but we also need to know when this anomaly occurred.">"I have sent a personal favorite of mine to find it, he will not stop until the job is done.">"It's him isn't it, make sure he doesn't mess anything up."You wake up to the beeping of your alarm and roll over, relatively well-rested considering how late you were up. You sit up and are greeted with a slight headache, it isn't that bad, just annoying.>Innovation is now 15>Instability is now 25>It is 9:30 AM on Saturday, last day of the expo, the closing is at 5:00 PM>Lay in bed and think for a bit>Put on a suit>Put on a T-shirt and some jeans>Write-in
>>41415026>Lay in bed and think for a bit
>>41415026>Put on a T-shirt and some jeans
>>41415026Can we use One with Nothing to shave off 10?
>>41415026>>Lay in bed and think for a bit
>>41415026>Put on a T-shirt and some jeans>Go science for a bit in the public-use lab space you set up>See if the Ken wants to help with that easy-use AI for the nanomachines.
>>41415081What fun would that be?
>>41415133>what fun would that be...>>41415026>Lay in bed and meditate
You decide that just laying down might be a good idea, so you just take a short bit of time meditating in bed. The whole body position thing doesn't matter much for you, you've been practicing for over a year now, so it would be pretty pitiful if you couldn't get it.>Instability reduced to 15You sit up about an hour later and hop out of bed, feeling less annoyed at the headache, and go get washed up. The room's been kind of empty since Harry left, his side of the room used to be absolutely packed, now it seems almost deserted. Maybe you should move some stuff over there, since you won't get a new roommate until the end of summer.After getting cleaned up, you decide that a T-shirt and jeans are acceptable today, you can always change later. You put on a T-shirt with a science pun on it, Jeana got it for your birthday, and go down to breakfast, picking up a bowl of cereal in the cafeteria.>It is 10:45 AM on Saturday>Go out and see some of the booths outside>Go to the Science Building's computer lab>Go to your lab>Write-in
>>41415443>>Go out and see some of the booths outsideLet's see what sort of people our Expo brought
>>41415443>Go out and see some of the booths outsideLook for some up and coming talents!
>>41415443>Go out and see some of the booths outsideThe Nick Fury Eyepatch sells it
>>41415443>Go out and see some of the booths outsideWe'll need some assistants for our new, bigger lab.
>>41415443>Go out and see some of the booths outsideAsk them in-depth questions (or just ask the machinery itself) about what they've done, and give them some tips on how to improve it.
Rolled 14 (1d100)I need a 1d100+20
Rolled 88 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>41415600
Rolled 28 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>41415594
Rolled 88 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>41415594
>>41415614>>41415620Dubs gets a bonus, right?
>>41415614>>41415620Nice double dubs, Writing
>>41415614>>41415620are you two twins?
You decide that there should be some talent at this gig, so you go out and start walking through the booths. A lot of them are uninspired cleaning products for cars, advertisements, nothing very interesting, but one catches your eye. There's one guy messing around with a bunch of ball bearings at a bench, and they appear to be levitating the metal balls.He seems to be a street performer like any other, but he has a sign identifying him as "The Great Federico". It seems like he can levitate the ball bearings with his mind, but when someone asks him to pick them up, he shakes his head and continues what he was doing."How do you do that?""A true magician never reveals his tricks." He says in a scratchy voice, now that you're up close, you see that he looks like an everyday hobo and stinks like a dumpster. He starts levitating the balls again, and you see that there are thin strings hanging from the lamp he's under, that lead behind him to his other hand. He's just a regular magician. How underwhelming.>It is 11:30 AM>Continue looking around>Go to the Science Building computer lab>Go to your lab>Write-in
>>41415923>>Continue looking around
>>41415923>Continue looking around
>>41415923>>Go to the Science Building computer labYay get to vote on this choice!
>>41415923>Continue looking aroundMake our own floating balls, with blackjack and hookers
>>41415923>>Continue looking aroundI like meeting little side characters.For instance, I just realized we could be one of the best magician's inventors ever and might be a nice little hobby to pick up on the side to help keep us sane.
>>41416001we have metal working as a hobby.
Okay, since I like fun, random encounter roll! Roll 1d100 please.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>41416124
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>41416124
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>41416124
>>41416140Okay then, writing
You decide to look around a bit more, and you find a few more tech booths, still nothing special, but it is something. Eventually, you start getting to the vendors and things get a bit more interesting. Fried food, burgers, all sorts of vendors all around, eventually you get to a small half-circle of booths, all of which seem to be stores.There are a few that stand out. One booth has a purple awning with yellow stars sewed on it, it looks very homemade and cobbled together. The sign reads "Magi-Cal's House of Curios" and it has that nostalgic feel that reminds you of baked cookies.Another is a small booth called "This-n-That", although the word booth may not fit. It looks like a trailer with a bunch of pictures of random things on it. It seems very small, but a neon sign on the side says open.An awning covers what looks like a veritable bazaar of spices and another sign reads "Tea Market" in heavy yellow paint. The smell is overpowering and assaults your nostrils like a punch to the face.Lastly, a green tent in the corner has a sign that says "Exotic Flowers" and a huge man out front of the tent stares menacingly at you. A small old lady comes out, tells him off for loitering, and he walks away looking dejected.>Magi-Cal's>This-n-That>Tea Market>Exotic Flowers>Leave>Write-in
>>41416477>>Tea MarketMaybe pick some up for Jeana
>>41416477>>Exotic FlowersPick some up for our GF
>>41416477>Exotic FlowersFor the GF. Plus, any old lady who can tell a big menacing guy off without batting an eyelid knows what they are doing.
>>41416516>>41416545inb4 it's a kung fu master
>>41416606Who said that it was an Asian Tea Shop?
Oh boy, flowers! Writing.
>>41416633why must you ruin my dreams of iron fisting
>>41416751if i didnt know who that was i would really be disgusted with you.
You decide that flowers aren't the worst thing you could get for Jeana, and that old lady is pretty badass for standing up to somebody literally twice her size and half her age. You walk over and are greeted by a lovely assortment of flowers, many of which you have never seen before. The old lady walks out hobbling on a purple cane painted with flowers."Hello, is there anything I can help you find today?" She kind of has that tone of voice that makes you think of a kindly grandma, very familial and sweet."Yes, I was looking for something for my girlfriend, but I honestly have no clue what to get.""A lot of people walk in and have no clue what to get, that's the point of a flower shop, you don't come in looking for a certain flower, otherwise you would buy seeds, you come in looking for something beautiful." She walks into the back of the tent and comes out with a white flower that kind of looks like a bird. "I just got this in from Russia, it's a great gift for anybody really, only $50 for a bouquet.">Sure>Buy some roses instead>Tip very heavily>See what else she has (Post a picture)>Write-in>Captcha asking for flowers.
>>41417043>Sure>Tip very heavily
>>41417043>>SureCan you frame it with some red roses in the bouquet?And then Tip Heavily
>>41417080Nice idea anon
>>41417043>Write-inany thing i should know about this flower like dont leave out in the sun for to long,and what not.>>Sure>>Tip very heavily
>>41417132Goddammit, I have to research patents for you guys, now I have to be a florist too
>>41417155Just make some shit up
Last update coming up, Writing>>41417227How DARE you, I pride myself on accuracy! So I'll just not go into detail.
>>41417155im just trying to make sure we're not poisoning Jenna.
>>41417080This. Ask about the flower business. Perhaps we could try some of our bio inventions.
>>41417155But but we lurv you!
>>41417248Since we have the cloak bots, can't we just ask Ron and have him make a pseudo-holographic screen?Also,>make nanobots able to block out radiation within an area>Use cloak bots to make the area outside the "bubble" of radiation-free space visible>Walk into Chernobyl>Loot the fuck outta it
>>41417385I dont think you fully comprehend the capabilities of radiation.
"These look great, but could we add a few roses to the bouquet for good measure?""Fair enough, would you like this in a vase or just the plastic?" She starts putting the flowers together and gathering up roses as big as your palm."I'll take the vase, also, can I have a business card so I can find you again? I love the flowers.""Sure, we have a few right there." She points at a knit card holder on the counter she set up.She goes over maintenance and care for the plant, you catch all of it, but as she's talking you slip five Benjamins into the tip jar. She was very helpful and it's not like you're poor. She pulls a beautiful glass vase out from under the counter and places the flowers in it."I might call back later, I'm a biologist and I might want to see some more of these, maybe help you out with them." It isn't a huge lie, just enough so you don't sound crazy."That sounds like-" Your conversation is interrupted by a loud boom outside.>Issue 14 is over, but on the other hand, points!>No Plot Points this time, you didn't establish no character!>2 Tech Points, good job, so impressed.>FLOWERS AND HOBOS>I really expected the fedora image when I said "Tip Heavily">Tech next
Choose two trees to pick from. $ means that it costs money to make. ! means that there are risks involved.>AI $>Armor $>Beam>Biology>Business $>NanoTech>Power !
>>41417527>>AI $>>Armor $
we need to upgrade our armor
>>41417527>Biology>NanoTechMight as well get super good with this. People die every day from insufficient medical technology, the faster we pump this stuff out the better.
>>41417527>AI $>NanoTechI want megaRON. And I like Nanotech.
Cutting off because hard to tally.
>You can choose more than one from each tree.AI Tree (Costs money to integrate):>Localized Assistive Node Array (LANA): A miniaturized copy of RON that is hooked into the suit. Doesn't require service to operate. Will provide HUD and advice on the situation. Communicates with RON if possible. COST: $30,000>Password Scramble Programs: Constantly scrambles your passwords and firewalls to prevent a cohesive entry by intruders. Using your powers you can still access your computers. COST: $40,000>Assistive Auto-pilot Robotic Operating Node (AARON): An add-on to RON that allows him to pilot the suit in an emergency. COST: $20,000NanoTech Tree:>CLOAK bots: A build of Micro-Actuators able to shift color, near invisible when employed, weaker than normal.>IMN bots: A build of Micro-Actuators that can simulate White Blood Cells to provide resistance to viruses and poisons that are new to the immune system.>Interlock Maneuver: Micro-Actuators can now lock together to form a semi-solid surface. Allows more uses for Micro-Actuators in combat.
>>41417661>>Password Scramble Programs: Constantly scrambles your passwords and firewalls to prevent a cohesive entry by intruders. Using your powers you can still access your computers. COST: $40,000>Interlock Maneuver: Micro-Actuators can now lock together to form a semi-solid surface. Allows more uses for Micro-Actuators in combat.
>>41417661>Localized Assistive Node Array (LANA): A miniaturized copy of RON that is hooked into the suit. Doesn't require service to operate. Will provide HUD and advice on the situation. Communicates with RON if possible. COST: $30,000>Interlock Maneuver: Micro-Actuators can now lock together to form a semi-solid surface. Allows more uses for Micro-Actuators in combat
>>41417661>>Password Scramble Programs: Constantly scrambles your passwords and firewalls to prevent a cohesive entry by intruders. Using your powers you can still access your computers. COST: $40,000To protect our shit>IMN bots: A build of Micro-Actuators that can simulate White Blood Cells to provide resistance to viruses and poisons that are new to the immune system.To protect iurself
>>41417693You only have 2 points
>>41417661>Password Scramble Programs: Constantly scrambles your passwords and firewalls to prevent a cohesive entry by intruders. Using your powers you can still access your computers. COST: $40,000>IMN bots: A build of Micro-Actuators that can simulate White Blood Cells to provide resistance to viruses and poisons that are new to the immune system.
>>41417711>>41417693Sudoku shall be committed.>Password Scramble Programs: Constantly scrambles your passwords and firewalls to prevent a cohesive entry by intruders. Using your powers you can still access your computers. COST: $40,000>IMN bots: A build of Micro-Actuators that can simulate White Blood Cells to provide resistance to viruses and poisons that are new to the immune system.
>>41417661>Password Scramble Programs: Constantly scrambles your passwords and firewalls to prevent a cohesive entry by intruders. Using your powers you can still access your computers. COST: $40,000>IMN bots: A build of Micro-Actuators that can simulate White Blood Cells to provide resistance to viruses and poisons that are new to the immune system.Immune to poison assassinations and digital infiltration
Cutoff to tally ho!
IMN and password scramble it is.Not bothering with the armor.>Thread 14 is over, thanks for playing. My Twitter is @xLostCowboyx, I post alerts when I'm running. Next week there will be AT LEAST 2 threads, so look forward to that.>Post-Thread Question: How have I improved from the first threads, and what can I do to improve further?
>>41417874Just keep writing I guess? Not that good with the gm thingy but have been told that you just need to keep writing.
>>41417874>Not bothering with the armor.i try to get them too but nope.>How have I improved from the first threads, and what can I do to improve further?it less chaotic with the rolling which is nice.
>>41417874Your writing has improved, I believe. And the quest system is more well defined, too.
>>41417962This. It feels less like groping in the dark. Having a better defined character helps with that.
>>41417874Is it bad that I want to create a space/time machine just to fuck with the people that are watching us?Also I vote we(later) try to create a small group of either robot or armored individuals to work as a pmc for us. So we can sell them out for money and incase we ever need a private army.
>>41418880>Is it bad that I want to create a space/time machine just to fuck with the people that are watching us?Yes.Write-ins are just as effective, and don't cost virtual dollars.