Welcome to DCAQ, In our last issue we met up with our father and he began to tell us of our origins. We currently are flashing back to 1981 when our parents worked as soldiers of fortune alongside some of DCs most infamous assassins and mercs.As for rules, there will be options after most updates to vote on. The option with the most votes wins after 10 minutes or a specified amount of time. I may call a vote early if I am prepared with the writing and it becomes overwhelmingly in favor of 1 option. Some action require rolls on a 1d100 crits on 1-2 and 99-100, I will call for a roll after an option has won and only the first 3 rolls after I call it count. Write ins are always welcome, I have veto power on them and may assign a roll. With all that said let's get this show on the road.
>>1002053>wait and listen“Straight to business then, I like that” Asim states. “Here is the 10% advance I promised” As he says this a handler approaches with 2 briefcases and hands them both to Wilson, who inspects them and seems to approve. “Now if there is nothing else It's time we begin, good luck on your mission”.You are all guided back to the APC and depart for the nearest airfield.You read the mission briefing, it all seems pretty straightforward. The temple is at the base of a large mountain, the jewel should be in the main temple hall inside a protective sarcophagus. There are around 80 monks there at any given time and about 50 can be considered combatants. Beyond that the methods are up to you.“We will employ classic diversionary tactics.” Wilson speaks “Morrison will lead a team consisting of Steele and one more of his choice to infiltrate the compound while the rest of us mount an assault at the front gate. Morrison will signal when he has secured the Jewel and our pilot and equipment man Martin will extract him and his team with the target while the assault team pulls back, we then make immediately for khandaq and collect our reward.”Lawton looks at you funny when Wilson said you would lead the extraction team but seems to accept the decision based on your infiltration expertise. Martin looks back from the driver's seat of the APC and remains silent as he always does, you think you've only heard his voice through the radio even though you've been in his presence on almost every mission.“Morrison you and your team will be taking a standard infiltration loadout, This includes rifles, silenced pistols, NVG, gas and smoke grenades, C4 charges, communications equipment, and light body armor. Is there anything else from the armory you require and who do you choose to be your third man. Keeping in mind some here are more suited to stealth than others and more equipment means more weight.”>request rpg 7>request sniper rifle>request combat shotgun>request different grenade type (specify frag, flash, napalm)>request heavier armor>request something else (write in)Also>Choose Lawton>Choose Reyes>Choose Ray>Choose King>Suggest a 2 man team, choose no one
>>1002061>request combat shotgun>Choose Lawton
>>1002061>>request combat shotgun>>Choose Lawton
>>1002089>>1002079You think to yourself for a moment, These monks probably fight at close range you could use some stopping power if things get loud. Also Lawton always carries his rifle and would be ideal long range support and spotter. “I'll take a shotgun in case things heat up, also Lawton you're with me on sniper support” you say, Lawton nods in acknowledgement.“Good, everyone else be ready to move out as soon as we touch down in Tibet.” Wilson says. Shortly afterward your whole party and the gear is aboard a cargo plane on the long flight to Asia. Some of the guys are playing cards, Rebecca is prepping some of the gear about to be deployed. Wilson is napping or meditating or something, you have some free time.>Join the game>Talk to Rebecca>Get some rest>Multiple options (specify) >write in
>>1002134>Talk to Rebecca
>>1002134>>Talk to Rebecca
>>1002140>>1002158You decide to go talk to Rebecca, she wanted to talk to you about something anyway and you wouldn't want to keep a lady waiting. You go over to where she's working and ask her how she's holding up. “Good all things considered” she says “I do have something to tell you while out of earshot of the rest of these clowns”.“Please don't let this be what I have a feeling it is.” you say half seriously. “Don't freak out” she says.“I'm getting more and more worked up, out with it before the strain kills me”“Ok ok, It's exactly what you don't want to hear. I'm pregnant”. You drop to on your knees in a dramatic fashion and start pantomiming despair. “This is really bad timing” you state the obvious.“Tell me about it” She replies “Anyway I don't know what we're going to be doing after this mission, but i'm not ready to quit Blackstar just yet so don't worry about being trapped by this”.“That's good to hear, I was contemplating the consequences of kicking you in the gut” you joke.“If you did i'd make sure you never had another chance at a kid with anyone” she jokes back.So it seems like you'll be a father within the next few months. You don't know how it will impact your lifestyle and livelihood but at least you have Rebecca to help get through it. You can't help but be a little happy about this development despite the problems and dangers, with that feeling comes the realization Rebecca may well be the one. You decide to sleep on this new development the rest of the way to Tibet. “Look alive everyone” Wilson shouts. “We're touching down, as of right now codenames only. Viper and Fox we need you to set up these explosives and traps around the temple and take position around the left wall of the compound with Deadshot before we begin”. You, Rebecca, and Lawton nod in agreement.>roll for prep (20) several degrees of success exist above this threshold.>Take care of something else first (write in)
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1002229Let's rock fuckers
>>1002239everythings on d100 senpai, 20 is the first success threshold.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>1002229
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>1002240Oh, okay, once more.
>>1002240I need a list of words 4chan changes to supid shit.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>1002229>>roll for prep (20) several degrees of success exist above this threshold.>>1002244T B H and F A M that's all
>>1002248Ive hit both of those already so i guess ive no more traps to step in.
>>1002241When you arrive, you and Rebecca get straight to work. You sneak in close to the main entrance covered by darkness and start to lay an intricate network of mines and traps, then without being noticed you fall back and repeat the process again and again until you reach the encampment the assault team has set up. You then take the opportunity to place explosives on several key points on the wall and towers, finally you take Lawton and position yourself around the left side of the compound.“Excellent work extraction squad” Ray’s voice comes over the radio. “It's up to you how to play it from here, they'll no doubt still be guards between you and the target good luck”.Back at the main encampment Wilson gives the command, “Blow the Doors, Bile lay down some aerial bombardment”.“Acknowledged” Martin replies in an almost robotic voice and the front gate blows wide open and a barrage of missiles fired from the helicopter Martin is piloting impacts into two buildings near the front gate. You hear the temple bell ring out in alarm as several warriors rush out only to meet their deaths in the minefield you set up.“It's time we go, how do we proceed” Lawton says.>Scale the wall>Blow the side wall
>>1002283>Scale the wall
>>1002283>>Scale the wall
>>1002285>>1002299>>1002311You decide to try and remain undetected as long as possible, the three of you take a few minutes to scale the high wall while the battle rages on outside. The traps you laid have given the assault squat a tremendous advantage as the monk's struggle to make it across the no man's land while being peppered with bullets and arrows. At the top of the high wall you see several guards on top of the building between you and the main temple and another group consisting of a young warrior escorting some children away from the battle and into a safe house at the back right of the compound.Rebecca radios Wilson, “Be advised Deathstroke, A bunker located next to the main temple on the right side is housing children and noncombatants, exercise caution.”“Acknowledged Fox” Wilson radios.While this was happening Lawton pulls out his rifle and takes out the guards on the roof of the next building, “3 shots 5 kills” he boasts. Looks like Lawton was a good choice for a stealth infiltration. “The roof is still visually exposed, but we can enter the temple from there” you say.>Go across the roof (65 to not be seen)>go to ground and find another entrance
>>1002324>go to ground and find another entrancewe're not pressed for time yet right?
>>1002333Were always pressed for time, but both teams are in a good position.
>>1002324>>go to ground and find another entranceI'm still a little sad you didn't use Jack Morrison's pic from overwatch as our dad; we have the same last name
>>1002324>go to ground and find another entrance
>>1002341It would be too much I think, I didnt want our parents to have too many canonical ties since overwathch charachters are already kind of a thing.
>>1002341But Snake is better.
>>1002333>>1002341>>1002349You decide to play it safe and find another entrance at ground level, After having Rebecca scout out the area she reports back. “The only entrance on this level is the main temple doors which are guarded by 3 men. We could also scale back up into one of the windows”. “We can just take out the guards” Lawton says.“True but we run a higher risk of alarm” Rebecca replies.>Take out guards without raising alarm (60)>Scale window into temple (40)>go loud and take guards (30)>Write in
>>1002379>>Scale window into temple (40)
>>1002379>Scale window into temple (40)
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>1002422
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>1002422
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>1002422
>>1002430look at Johnnny goodrolls tonight
>>1002430>>1002433You decide to scale the wall into the temple, with a bit of luck you can get in and out without running into any more obstacles or raising alarms. The three of you silently creep into the main hall of the temple where some sort of ark sits as an altar under a buddha statue, suddenly your radio pipes up.“This is Merlyn, more monks suddenly came out and all joined hands and started chanting, and you won't believe this, a sheet of ice covered the minefield and they have begun closing in. We're holding for now but they're closing in.”“Acknowledged Merlyn, We just penetrated the main hall, no alarms on our end, we’ll be out in no time tell Bile to stand by.”“Acknowledged” King replies as you hear him loose another arrow over the radio.“Time to speed it up, Fox grab the target and let's extract.” You say. Rebecca cautiously approaches the altar and removes the lid from the sarcophagus revealing a beautiful blue jewel. She reaches out for it with a gloved hand but as she touches it a flash of light bursts out and the jewel shatters in her hand, Rebecca screams in agony and falls unconscious. You rush over to her and are relieved to find her still breathing you get on the radio “This is Viper with the infiltration unit, when Fox secured the jewel in somehow shattered in her hand and knocked her out despite her handling it properly, we need extraction.” “This is Lazarus” Rays voice comes on. “Somethings going on here, Asim didn't tell us everything, all the monk's fell down dead at the same time. Grab Fox and let's get out of here.”As you head out you see the children come out of the shelter. It seems they were the only one's unaffected. One approaches you and tries to say something in Mandarin but you don't understand him. “Xiànzài nǐ yǐjīng zuòle tā huànxǐng chénshuì de jīngshén, nǐ hěn kuài jiù huì zhīdào nǐ suǒ fàn de cuòwù.” “Sorry kid didn't catch that” you say as you run past to rejoin the group. You come across dozens of dead monk's, a good number without any visible wounds. “Let's fly Bile” Wilson says, “Attack chopper Lazarus coming in for landing” Martin replies. You all pile into the chopper, unharmed for the most part except some sort of glancing knife wound for Ray and whatever happened to Rebecca. Something went down here and you have the feeling you were played. But for now you can only sit quietly on the flight back to the plane.
taking a break to go to dinner with some family. Ill hop back on closer to 8.
>>1002474See you later and have a nice dinner
>>1002472I tired to translate what the kid said but I got nothing
>>1002491I just fed it through google translate. If it wont go backwards through again ill post what he said when we end tonight.
im back and writing
While on your way back Rebecca woke up in a bad mood with a splitting headache. Everyone is pissed about losing the contract but it's mostly directed at the client for leaving out relevant information at best or setting us up at worst. You take steps to avoid Khandaq for the next few months as you take on several other contracts. Eventually the fact that Rebecca is pregnant cannot be hidden and she is stuck in a support role for the last few months of her pregnancy. The weird bit is she seems to be developing a weaker version of the monks powers in that she can manipulate small amounts of water and ice. You theorize it has something to do with the jewel.Finally the day has come, Your child is about to be born. Ray flew you both back to New York so you don't have to deliver a child in some African shithole. While in labor at the hospital all of the instruments fail as your child is being born. Then a surprise awaits you, a young monk dressed in the same manner as the ones in Tibet enters.“It has taken me a long time to find you Mr. Morrison and Ms. Steele, as you may have guessed that jewel you took from my brothers was magical in nature.” The young man states“No shit” you reply, “So what are you here for”“I cannot let this child be born in these conditions, The jewel was a prison for an old spirit the Atlanteans called upon even before it sunk below the waves, we used it's own power in small amounts to prevent it from escaping but when it did it destroyed my brothers who touched it. My order was founded to protect it and other objects of similar nature. The spirit festering in its prison needs a host to posses to truly return, it at first intended to posses Ms. Steele but upon realizing she was pregnant decided to put it's power into the child instead to create an even more powerful host. It has marked all who come into contact with it for death should it be released, that includes Blackstar and my order.”“You come in here and just drop this world shattering news now!” you yell. “I won't give up my child to you or whatever it is you speak of” Rebecca yells from the operating table.
>>1002809“I have one other option” The young monk replies. “The spirit has poured most of it's power into the child already. If it is unable to posses the child as it is born and the child is separated from Ms. Steele, Ms. Steele will become the new prison for the weakened spirit which will be too weak to fully possess her. Of course this means that you can never see your child again”. As he says this the room around Rebecca starts to freeze over and all the glass in the room starts to shatter, you look at your partner and then the monk. It seems like there is no choice but to trust him. The young monk then proceeds with some sort of mystic ritual and then proceeds to deliver the baby. You figure out two important things in that moment, 1. You have a son and 2. Newborns are fucking ugly. The monk allows Rebecca to hold her child for a short moment.“Hello Isaac” She says. “I don't think i'll be able to take care of you growing up but i'll make sure we talk as often as we can. Besides, you have a decently ok father I guess.” She laughs and passes out.“I will tend to her, take young Isaac away from here, the spirit requires proximity to possess another.” The monk says. You take your son outside and meet Ray and tell him the news. “I thought it might shake out like this kiddo, we going through with the plan.”“Yes, Blackstar is done. Me and you will guard my son while Rebecca moves far away. It's been a trip” you say.“It was time for me to retire anyway kiddo.” Ray says looking more at Isaac than you. The two of you drive off to begin your new roles as guardians of the next generation of sorts.
>>1002812>You are Isaac Morrison, it is 2003 and your world has just been turned on it's head once again.Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-21AtiWV3TE “I hope this clears things up a bit Isaac.” Dad says. “We at least managed to keep you safe until you grew up.”“So that's why I can do what I do, and why I never saw mom growing up, is she still alive”You ask.“Yes, she's living up in Canada I go and see her every so often. She sometimes struggles with the spirit trapped inside her. It keeps driving her to seek you out but she can resist it. Is there anything else you wanted to know or can we get to getting these Cadmus guys off your back”>I have more questions (write in)>Nothing let's get down to business
Sorry about the novel there at the end. I just couldnt think of any possible branches at that last bit.
>>1002855>>Nothing let's get down to business>>1002862its fine I don't mind I like larger post to be honest gives more info imo
>>1002855>Nothing let's get down to business
>>1002870>>1002873“Nothing let's get down to business” you say.“Ok, I know you've always wanted to help people Isaac, and the best way I can think of to keep you safe from Cadmus is to become a high profile vigilante like The Superman.” Dad replies.“I think it's just Superman” you say.“Whatever, as far as I can tell these vigilantes carve out a territory and then protect that area. Blue Beetle has Chicago, Superguy has Metropolis, The Bat has Gotham, you get the idea. If you're in the publics good graces they'll listen to and care what you have to say. Once you establish yourself you can simply threaten to blow the whistle on Cadmus should they keep harassing you. So you need to pick a City and make it your own, son. It's the best way I can think of to keep you safe.”You think this over for a moment.>Suggest something else (write in)>Select a city to travel to and establish yourself (specify)
>>1002931>>Select a city to travel to and establish yourself (specify)Miami lot of water and rain near by
>>1002931>San FrancisoNear the bay, have constant mist, rainy, and cold.
>>1002946>>1002954deadlocked for now Ill leave this vote open until next session so everyone gets a chance to weigh in.
>>1002954i'll compromise with youwhat about the New Orleans near a lot of water humid, lots of rain and kinda has a lot of crime
we could try hooking up with our uncle in London seeing how it's an island and it always fucking rains their. Plus how many supers are in Brit land?>>1003003>New Orleansah new orleans, murder capital of the world. If it comes down to a tie breaker I'll throw my vote in with this.
>>1003026I think Detroit takes that title, Anon.
>>1002931Dad's Idea makes sense, You've already made a hero out of yourself on several occasions and you don't feel like quitting now. This is the path set out before you, you have your origin, your powers, your friends and family behind you. It's time You stepped into the wider world and see what good you can do.“I don't know where exactly to go” you say. It should be on the coast or near a large body of water at least.“You don't have to decide right now Isaac” Dad says. “You'll find a place, i'm sure of it. But for now let's go eat my men and I are starving and I should introduce you to my new unit. Blackstar sounds like a bad pop album so we went with the Arms of Atlas this time around. We specialize in dealing with threats posed by those possessed of strange powers, we keep the world safe from outside threats and get paid to do it. It's like Zeppelin “the mighty Arms of Atlas hold the heavens from the earth”. Dad chuckles.“Everyone loves Zeppelin pops, and naming things after things.” You quip.“You got that right, let's blow this joint”. Both father and son walk outside to join the others for long deserved meal after their mission and our trek to get here.
Thats all for tonight, Im glad to get our full origins out there. Thanks for joining me. I start a class tommorow so IDK when Ill be able to run again but ill try to have at least 1 session by this Thursday. Updates are on my twitter @TheKekromancer and I hang around in the thread awhile after for chat and Q&A as most of you know. Cya later.
>>1003049Thank you for running and good luck with your classes.
>>1003049so our greatest threat to our personal health is our own mother then? Neat, gives us a good excuse to avoid awkward family reunions.
>>1003058If you were ever within about 10' of each other without some sort of magical protection the spirit would try to posses you and probably succeed as of right now.
>>1003085se we need to find zatanna, Dr.Fate or god forbid Constantineif we wanna fix that problem
>>1003085wait... are the monks (or what's left of them) still keeping tabs on us or are they just keeping mom company?
>>1003105>Implying we can fix it>>1003115Some are out to get you (like during the mission we didnt go on when we got to LA), Some keep tabs on mom and us, most just moved on.
I don't know about any DC superheroes from the Deep South or am I missing someone?
>>1003187I can only think of impulse right now.
>>1003187swamp thing is in the southalso an anon posted a map in like the 1st or 2nd thread that a where the heros operated from
>>1003241Oh, that was me. Forgot about that. Would like to be buddies with Green Lantern and Man Hunter.
>>1003282ya their cool but id rather have our own city to work in; it gives a bit more respect and id like near the east coast since most world ending shit happens there
>>1003299But West Coast is best Coast.
>>1003309that statement is wrong on so many levels
>>1003317Also, shouldn't we have a good enough distance between Waller's base of operations? I know she can everywhere but seems to work the most in the East.
>>1003555if you want to avoid Waller then we should see our uncle out of the country.
>>1003555just doing what our dad said is enough to keep waller off our back she prefers to work in secret and out of sight
>>1003282look at Florida no heros what so ever and it home to the biggest drug trafficking city in the countryperfect for an up an coming hero