>The IntroHey y'all. If you couldn't tell, this quest will be taking place in the well known DC Comics universe. Here there be gods and monsters, magicians and aliens, and even a clown or two. But bear in mind that due to various time travel related and or multiversal shenanigans, the DC world is ridiculously complex as a whole. So I'll be running a very streamlined version of it. And to be up front about it, it will likely be shaped by my own likes, dislikes, and biases.Oh, and aforementioned shenanigans won't be making an appearance.Mostly.>The RulesI will write up the life of our young hero Morgan Barret, a high school student who has just left his home of 16 years to move to Gotham City, and you will be given prompts to direct him.Some things will require a dice roll to determine success or failure or something else entirely. Write In's are absolutely encouraged but I reserve the right to torpedo anything.The voting period will last 15 minutes after the prompts are given. I will then announce the voting closed and write up the chosen response.>The DiceWe will be using 1d100 ninety percent of the time here. We might use something else when applicable. I'll be running with a loose sort of degrees of success/failure thing here so no real DCs.>The PointLet's have some fun.
>>1536253First things first.CHOOSE YOUR POWER PACKAGE>Psychokinesis. Exert your will upon the universe with the force of your mind. Your power also extends to other psionic abilities, such as telepathy and hypnosis.>Kinetic Energy Manipulation. Taking a hit only allows you to take more hits and hit harder, it also enhances all of your bodily faculties. Letting you see and hear farther and clearer.>Molecular Disassembly. You can turn yourself or parts of yourself into nearly invulnerable dust, moving freely. You're also able to alter your density somewhat.>Write-In (Must be agreed upon through backing/voting)
>>1536270>kinetic energy manipulation
>>1536270>Psychokinesis. Exert your will upon the universe with the force of your mind. Your power also extends to other psionic abilities, such as telepathy and hypnosis.Seems like a good package, will we be able to meet Zantanna?
>>1536291>>1536300Seems we're split. This is an important vote so I'll give it about 10 more minutes before I flip a coin. Lurkers, if you're out there. Speak now or forever hold your peace.
>>1536270>molecular dissasemblysounds fun
>>1536270>Kinetic Energy Manipulation. Taking a hit only allows you to take more hits and hit harder, it also enhances all of your bodily faculties. Letting you see and hear farther and clearer.Lets be the juggernaut
>>1536270>Molecular Disassembly. You can turn yourself or parts of yourself into nearly invulnerable dust, moving freely. You're also able to alter your density somewhat.
>>1536253>Molecular Disassembly. You can turn yourself or parts of yourself into nearly invulnerable dust, moving freely. You're also able to alter your density somewhat.Let's be !DC Wither.
>>1536351>>1536386>>1536391>>1536398And it looks like Molecular Disassembly comes out from behind to win it. >WritingHonestly shocked right now that there were not more votes for something that leads to hypnosis.
>>1536414I know right? I wasn't even going to do anything lewd with it
>>1536414> we missed out on mind controlFuck!oh well, hypnosis on zantana probably wouldn't have ended well.
>>1536414Rain patters endlessly against your passenger side window, which within an hour of being trapped inside the car with mom you found very very interesting. In fact, this window is so damn interesting- you've haven't looked away from it yet and thus you haven't had to have the conversation hanging over your heads for a precious hour. God bless this window. Though this peace is shattered when you reach for your tumbler of coffee and bump into your moms hand as she goes for hers. You both fumble awkwardly around the twin cup holders before someone finally speaks."Shall we dance?" Mom's attempt at a joke. Still makes you crack a smile though."After you." you say lamely with a flourish of the hand.Mom grabs her liquid caffeine and drinks deeply while scanning the road. The highway is relatively clear though you suppose that's to be expected as it's a Tuesday night. While almost completely alone on the long smooth road your family van cuts a nice deep swath through the dark with it's headlights."Gotham huh?" She breaks the silence again. "Old city- real old. But it's got plenty of new built right over it. The Gotham Knights stadium, that big ol shiny and new Wayne tower. Not to mention their very own S.T.A.R labs." She nods to herself. "Now this is a place with history."All you can muster is a "Mhm" from your end of the conversation. Too preoccupied with the sound of the rain and checking your newsfeed on your phone for anything to take your mind out of this car and into the sweet abyss of silence."There's way more here than we'd ever see back in Metropolis." The bitterness in her voice is impossible to miss. And it only makes you wish she'd stop talking more.But despite yourself, you respond. "What? Flyin dudes wasn't interesting enough for you? At least we've seen him. I'm like eighty percent sure the GCPD made Batman up. Scare off would be criminals and petty criminals right?"She just rolls her eyes. "C'mon now Morgan, don't you think something like Superman gives well... anything, more likelihood to exist?" She pokes you playfully in the side. "Where's your sense of wonder, son?""Yeah yeah, you know how much it weighs on me to be the mature one here?" You say jokingly. Then you actually manage a laugh when she responds with a barrage of pokes. One things for certain, she can always make you laugh. You stretch as much as your able in your seat and settle in for the other two thirds of this car ride. Metropolis to Gotham, not a terribly long ride. And it's a trip you had to make anyways. Both of you needed to get out of that house. And plus with a brand new higher paying job waiting for mom thanks to some friends in comparatively high places, we couldn't refuse.You think you owe it to how great at her job she's always been, she's a fantastic...>Teacher>Cop>Lab Tech
>>1536450>>Lab TechI'd like a not soon to be dead mom please.
>>1536450So do we want a dead mother?Because choosing cop results in a dead mother
>>1536450>>Lab TechGet the ball rolling.
I mean, i guess they all do but techy seems the safest, fuck, she might even get powers or something. better than getting shot on duty or columbined in cursed gotham
>>1536460>>1536541>>1536548>>1536551Looks like were are overwhelmingly in favor of Lab Tech.>Writing
>>1536545Lab tech almost certainly screams "Dies in horrible explosion" to me. That or she's secretly evil. One of the two.
>>1536612Then well be the villain.Momma disn't raise no hero
>>1536624That'd be interesting
>>1536612We can be sandman.
>>1536678Sandman? Who is that
>>1536678No, we are going to be like Kenshiro using the molecular disassembly thing against other people
>>1536717Wait, how old are we? If we can we should get a job as an acupuncturist so we can just disassemble someone's nerves and insta-gib
>>1536686Seeing as the two options are a guy who kills you in your sleep and a dude made of sand I'm going to go with the guy made of sand.
>>1536739But we are not made of sand and its not something we can accomplish. The Kenshiro way is the only way.
>>1536774But we can dematerialize into a sand like substance
>>1536774>But we are not made of sand and its not something we can accomplish>>1536270>>Molecular Disassembly. You can turn yourself or parts of yourself into nearly invulnerable dust, moving freely. You're also able to alter your density somewhat.Straight up can turn yourself into dust, not exactly sand but the same principle. Remember that time Sandman forced himself into Spiderman and made him explode by expanding his sand body in him? Good times.
>>1536788>Remember that time Sandman forced himself into Spiderman and made him explode by expanding his sand body in him? Good times.Yeah that was really cool, but come on dont forget the kenshiro thing.
>>1536816Definitely, this way we have two fighting styles to overcome everything
>>1536580Your mom is a lab tech and a damn good one. You of course don't really comprehend most of what she actually does but she always gets glowing evaluations from her bosses and and even recommendations from superiors that feel she's working at a station beneath her ability. Your pretty sure that's how both of you ended up on this lonely road 9 o'clock in evening. Sparing a glance over to her side of the vehicle you realize just how tired she looks. Dark curly hair tied back haphazardly, reddish eyes staring resolute into the dark beyond the headlights reach. Damn, she always looks a bit tired but her tank is running real low. And of course she wouldn't say anything to you. No, that would imply that she's something less than tireless.Maybe you can try and keep her alert. "Hey, mom. What do the guys up in Gotham's S.T.A.R Labs work on? I mean, I know they all have a specialty..."Her face creases into a tight frown without and she answers without turning her gaze from the road. "Weapons tech."Okay, shit. Now you're awake. "It's all experimental of course. Nothing that's actually in use and anything that's planned for that will take years to make it through the limbo that is development procedure." She continues, her frown only deepening. "S.T.A.R Labs policy clearly states, that it will never engage in weapons tech distribution and sale, or even above board military contracts."She rattles all that off like she has either had to tell other people, or herself that line very often. You're not sure which."You shouldn't worry about it sweetie, the labs security is among the best in the world and safety protocol is so thick there hasn't been a major accident since the particle accelerator in Central a few years ago." She taps her fingers on the steering wheel as she cruises easily and you spot one of Gotham's many bridges coming up. Huge stone gargoyles keep watch on either side of it. Looking down on your van with grotesque screaming mouths."And besides." Mom breaks you out of your gargoyle trance. "I've read the incident report on that and they were practically once in a lifetime circumstances."For some reason you aren't so convinced. "Pssh, don't you mad scientists have like, a freak accident yearly quota?"She snickers. "Oh yes. And if we meet the quota we all get free pick from the vending machine in the lobby." You share a chuckle at the expense of star labs before you lift your hood to shield your eyes from the approaching street lights before you start to slip into an easy sleep. The last thing you see is an ancient, huge sign all lit up."Welcome to Gotham City.">ContinuedSorry about the wait guys. Real life interferes.
>>1536848When you wake up it's to the sound of the engine slowing down to an easy purr then stopping altogether. Mom gently shakes you to makes sure you're up and then you both wordlessly get to work. It's easy enough getting the belongings you both loaded into the van into your new home in Gotham Village. Or just the village, as the locals call it. Supposed to be among the oldest neighborhoods in Gotham, and you can see it already.Houses obviously built in the last decade or so sit next to houses that would be comfortable in a movie set in the 50's. The cracked sidewalk and asphalt probably has as much history as the rest of Gotham.There isn't anyone out while you two work. Too dam late. even with your nap your starting to feel Mr.Sandman tugging at your eyelids.And eventually, your done. With zero fanfare and with only a mumbled goodnight you and mom retire to your new rooms and collapse on the pre-delivered beds.---And just like that, a week goes by.Mom is officially starting work today and your heading off to your first day at Brentwood Academy. Despite the name being pretentious as hell, it's nowhere near as prestigious as Gotham Academy. No. School like that requires connections. And a lot more money.You check yourself in the bathroom mirror, barely groomed dark curly hair to match your moms? Check. Stiff as hell black and green uniform? Check. And you're out the door. You find the village to be active at a very pleasant pace in the morning. Spouses saying goodbye as the head off to work. Kids in uniforms matching yours no doubt headed to the same bus stop as you. The smell of wet lawns and wet dogs. Mmmm urban scented. You see the bus stop coming up. Students crowding together to mingle. Something you won't be able to do easily what with you're coming in right in the middle of the school year and all. You keep marching towards them before a thought strikes you. You haven't had a chance to test out you-know-what since the accident.Hmm.>Eh. The school ain't that far away. Go find a discrete place to play with your powers.>Nah, you can just wait til after school it. You are a patient man. Teenager.>Write In?
>>1536866>>Nah, you can just wait til after school it. You are a patient man. Teenager.
>>1536866>Nah, you can just wait til after school it. You are a patient man. Teenager.Are we going to be able to have a flashback to the incident sometime down the road?
>>1536866>Nah, you can just wait til after school it. You are a patient man. Teenager.
>Nah, you can just wait til after school it. You are a patient man. Teenager
>>1536866>Write In?Use the powers to disrupt the class so you can leave earlier
>>1536912I oppose this
>>1536880>>1536884>>1536888>>1536896Morgan is a good boy.>Writing
>>1536951It's more Morgan is a wise boy
>>1536951No no. You're no hoodlum. You're not a ne'er-do-well, a hooligan! You'll get your ass to school and you will attend classes like responsible young adult and you will like it! Well, you probably won't like it but you've spent enough time silently deliberating anyways. You pick up the pace into a bit a of jog when you see the yellow of the school bus rolling up in the distance.The bus doors open and a small black and green tide pushes inwards. You fall in with the crowd and find a seat before any pairs or groups can make it too awkward to sit next to them.You find Brentwood Academy to be floating somewhere between the disappointing air of mediocrity and lack of funding that normal public high schools give off and the awful stink of holier than thou that private schools tend to seep.The water fountains are ancient and hard water deposits sit on the faucets like pseudo barnacles. But the gym is goddamn state of the art, lots of brand new or like new equipment, an indoor swimming pool, there's a fucking archery club!And then you spot the grounds beyond the front of the school and well, you think concrete jungle does a good job describing it. Despite the actual meaning. Then there's the disparity of quality between the teachers. Your first class was Geometry, and while Mr.Scott was demanding and quick with his lectures he always spared a moment to help anyone struggling and answered questions in full without shaming anyone in front of the class.But after him, there was Mr.Haywood. He spent most of his history class on his laptop. Which you snuck a peak of when you went to sharpen a pencil. Pretty sure World of Warcraft ain't part of the curriculum.This school is something else.After a long day of receiving packets of study material and not doing much actual work your finally released by the sound of the bell. You end up walking around near the jungle section of the school after leaving through the side exit and stop short just as your about to leave when you hear a bit a bit of a commotion.>Continued
>>1537120Curiosity killed the cat but hey, you're more of a dog person.You turn a brick corner to see a blonde girl with a long ponytail standing in the middle of a circle of other girls. She drenched with multicolor liquids and you spot empty and half empty bottles of soft drinks scattered around. She looks pissed.The other girls all make way for the one who's obviously the ring leader. She cackles about something or other and the rest of her pack of bitches start to square up for a fight.God. Damn. You didn't know girls could be this brutal.Before you know it a dark gray vapor starts to spill out of the corners of you mouth and you stop it up right away.Maybe you could do something.>Help her out. You've seen situations like this before and there's almost no way blondie did anything to deserve this.>Not your fight. Besides, she doesn't look worried.>Whatever just let a teacher know what's going down on your way out, like a good samaritan.>Write In?
>>1537147>Not your fight. Besides, she doesn't look worried.
>>1537177But lean against a wall and look as cool as possible while you watch
>>1537147>not your fightlets just watch this
>>1537147>Not your fight. Besides, she doesn't look worried.>>1537193Seconding James Dean-ing it
>>1537193And as soon as the fight ends hand the winner a bible and walk off
>>1537274Sadly I don't think we have a back pack and the pocket edition is really expensive so...
>>1537177>>1537193>>1537195>>1537244Not jumping in but sticking around to watch the fireworks.>Writing
You fidget in your spot just out of direct view, thinking on the best thing to do but you relax when you really look at Blondie.Her posture and stance are rock solid. She stands with her fists clenched at her sides and watches everyone that moves in her cone of vision. The ring leader of the pack of bitches goes on and on about shit clearly only she cares about and then, thinking she's slick, tries to throw a sucker punch. Your eyes widen along with everyone else's when Blondie catches her wrist and brings face in real close to the head bitch and then, head butts the shit out of her.She stumbles back and with a dainty push from Blondie she tumbles onto the grass, groaning about her nose.Visibly shaken, the rest of the pack takes an instinctual step back while a pair of them try and help their fallen leader up."What the fuck are you waiting for! FUCK HER UP!" She practically screeches. Apparently their loyalty to the lead bitch overrides their self preservation since a few of them try to surround the blond girl for one more attempt and what follows is simply the best thing you've seen in a long while. She doesn't just rebuff them she absolutely disassembles them!Any punches or kicks are swiftly intercepted and countered or avoided altogether while the amateur fighters stumble about trying to overwhelm her.In short order, half of the pack are on the ground and groaning with Blondie standing in the center of the beatdown looking... strangely enough, disappointed.Soon after the group huddles together an limps off, only a few of them spare you a confused glance when they spot you in your corner leaning against the wall with a small grin of satisfaction.To her credit, Blondie is barely fazed and whips a towel out of her backpack to clean off the worst of her soda shower.She walks past and stops cold when she sees you. You both just stare for a moment but then she speaks up first."How much you see?"You shrug. "I saw an ass whooping."She wraps her towel around her shoulders and sighs. "Yeah, well. Not even I wanted it to go down like that." She looks you up and down for a moment. "You new?""Mhm. Just shipped in from Metropolis.""Well, new-guy. As weird as this is gonna sound, thanks for not stepping in or calling a teacher."Ain't that something. "No problem Blondie. When I saw that look in your eye I knew you had it covered. As weird as it is to be thanked for doing nothing."She chuckles at that and extends a slender hand. "You got a name new-guy?"You clasp her hand shake "Morgan Barret."She nods. "Artemis Crock.">continued
>>1537589You both part amicably with vague promises to chat if you see each other around and you barely make the bus back home.The bus squeals as it take off and your fellow students spread and thin out, leaving you alone on the sidewalk.It's time.You head home quickly and change into something nice and nondescript. If someone happens to spot you, you can at least make identifying you harder by not wearing your easily identifiable uniform. Thirty minutes later and your off in your black hoodie and jeans, your old boots thunking against the sidewalk. It doesn't take long to wander into an area with little to no people.The village apparently has plenty of abandoned or just 'indefinitely closed' stores so you eventually find what appears to be the dusty corpse of some old ma and pa shop and take a good look around and inside before you get comfortable. No one is watching save for the rats.Alright, you've got a whole building of breakable shit and no eyes on you. How does this work again?>Try and break just a part of yourself up.>Try and disassemble yourself completely.>Do that thing where you made your fist as hard as a rock.>Write-In?Whoops, forgot to link the previous post.
>>1537601>do that thing with your fistAfter we practice a few times abd get the hang of it then>try abd disassemble part of your handThen after /that/ >try your whole body
>>1537601>Try and break just a part of yourself up.could we disassemble our flesh and still move?
>>1537601>Do that thing where you made your fist as hard as a rock.
>>1537625But slowly work up the arm, not all at once
>Try and break just a part of yourself up.
>>1537625>>1537626>>1537627>>1537633>>1537638>>1537643>>1537650Alrighty, seems we wanna test the waters slowly. Then going for broke.Gimme a 1d100 guys.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>1537695
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>1537695
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>1537695
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>1537695
So much painWhy hath you forsaken me dice gods
>>1537710>>1537717>>1537721Did you hear the one about the guy that accidentally disassembled his dick? I kid.Also, did I mention we roll with best of three in this house? Cuz we do.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>1537695
Rolled 5 (1d100)I am rolling for posterities sake.
>>1537762Okay. Okay. You can definitely do this. Sure, you've never really done it on purpose before now but hey, you're a metahuman. It's in your genes so you can totally control it. It's a part of you so it should all come naturally. Right? You stretch and breath deeply, in and out. Then you stop because you're not sure if it has anything to do with your breathing or if your limber or not. And because you feel a bit silly.Cmon! This shouldn't be so hard just- think happy thoughts? Nope, not trying to fly here. Wait. Can you fly? That'd be sick.You stop for a moment and drop your arms to your sides and close your eyes. No more jokes, no more distractions. Just, think like you did before. Be free.A distinct tingling feeling comes all over you, not unpleasant but not a great feeling either. You look down and see that vapor streaming out of your nose and mouth and off of your hands even. you turn your hands over and watch it in roll off of you in a ghostly way. It eventually tapers off into thin air though. Now that's what you were talking about. Scanning the room you see a rotting wooden statue of a tiki. And figure it's a good enough target for your first test. "Alright tiki man, the folks that owned this place are already cursed so I hope you don't hold this against me. Clenching your right hand into a tight fist you search for that feeling where it 'hardened'. When you think you've got it, you smash down your fist on the statues ugly face and- you may need an ice pack.After spitting a few obscenities into the dead air you decide to settle for something smaller. With a bit of concentration, your hand breaks apart into the 'dust' and adds a good amount to the small cloud coming off of your person. It's a real weird sensation. It's like your hand is there but just not where it normally is. Like... you could grasp something still if you tried.And as if on cue, your hand reappears in front of you, but not attached to you. Confused, you move it around and manage to wave to yourself and of course, flip yourself off. Now that is a trick. And you notice, this works on your clothes too. You can't explain that one but at least you won't end up naked if you break yourself up too much.You crack you neck in anticipation of your final exercise. The big time. You close your eyes and try to focus on that tingling feeling letting it envelop your whole body, not just a limb.You feel light. Like, you're in a bouncy house and your getting lots of air time. Or like you hitting that dangerous sweet spot while swinging high on a playground swing.Like... your flying. Your eyes shoot open and- flying! Your up above the ground at least several feet. You are fucking flying! You're... well, you're floating. But this is progress right? Your sort of, partially disassembled. You're still visible but floating around in a cloud of vapor moving back and forth across the ceiling of the shop slowly. And your smiling like an idiot all the while.>Continued
>>1537928Idea for our guy, we need to get our control up as high as possible and then we don't have to invest in a suit or mask at all. We can simple disolve our face and keep it's grey mist floating directly in front of us which has the added bonus of giving us a mostly invulnerable protection for our head
>>1537957You have my vote
>>1537928But then your smile drops off as you hear one of the doors in the back get smashed open. You clam up on instinct as two dudes in torn up red hoodies drag someone into the main room. They hit him every time he protests even a little and push him against a wall. It's gotten darker since you came here and the sun is only just setting, meaning your concealed perfectly in the shadows of the ceiling."Leonard, my friend. Your making this much too difficult." The first guy straightens up their victim, fixing his hair, his shirt. You almost curse out loud when you see his GCPD badge glint in the dying sunlight."Yeah Lenny, I thought we was plenty persuasive last time we spoke." The second guy on the other hand punches him the gut for apparently not responding fast enough.You feel a ball of anger forming in the pit of your stomach every time they hit him. "I just- I'm sorry. I had to do a lot of convincing to get put on that detail at the stadium. And-" He's interrupted by another punch to the gut from the second thug while the first one hold him in place. Cowards."Tut tut. We are not interested in excuses, only results. And of course that you follow our instructions to the letter. That means not drawing attention to yourself."But all answers fall on deaf years as they beat him, making sure not to hit him in the face. "Leonard, you must know. Anarky will find a way into the stadium with or without you. You are expendable so you truly must try your best to be useful." The first thug is playing good cop you think, or good thug."You freaks, what're you planning-" He's cut off again by a swift knee to the gut."You don't need ta worry about that. Besides, dontcha wanna help out the people of Gotham Lenny? You know what they say, what doesn't kill you..."Just what the fuck have you stumbled on?>And that concludes our session! I hope you guys enjoyed. I'll be around to answer questions and I promise there will be action next session.
>>1538024Oh cool, free target partice
>>1538117Absolutely. Moving targets are best after all.Oh and to answer your question from hours ago, yes. You can absolutely meet Zatanna. You could meet just about anyone based on where your choices take you.
>>1538174>You could meet just about anyone based on where your choices take you.Can we meet Rick James, bitch?
>>1538361>Can we meet Rick James, bitch?You makin fun of me?Oh yeah and next session should be tomorrow around noon. Don't wanna a twitter unless I can finish off a good sized thread successfully. I think it's obvious I lost a good amount of you with the delay on that last post so I'll make sure I;m prompt on the multi-part updates in the future.
>>1538400Just about anyone Anon. Raven and lots of other teenage characters are a distinct possibility.
>>1538407Honestly it is faster turn around than I would say 3/4th of the quests on qst nowadays, look forward to playing in the universe
>>1538400Given how we just met a member of the Young Justice team, yeah.
>>1538455Blondie?fuck, was she terra?
>>1538407I hope we meet both Zatanna and Raven, if only because Zatanna is a bae, and so is Raven.That and palling around with BeastBoy. My main concern though is every DC villain that appears from the woodwork.
>>1538478I was assuming so, as well. Shit on a stick, she would have annihilated them.
>>1538407>You makin fun of me?Hey, you said -anyone-.
>>1538478Yeah, blondie is Artemis, Green Arrow's prodigy.
>>1538546I thought that was arsenal
>>1538478>>1538546Yep, Blondie was Artemis Crock. An interpretation that was mainly only used on the Young Justice tv show. Though remember, this is a streamlined version of the universe so things are "different".>>1538479>if only because Zatanna is a bae, and so is Raven.Ah yes, waifus. I have but one request anons. There are many beautiful fish in this particular sea, so maybe don't marry the first one you happen to catch? Just a suggestion.
>>1538610Arsenal is currently still Speedy and training/crime fighting with Green arrow as his mentor yes. But Artemis is also related to GA.
>>1538611It has always been a curious afflictions of Anons, though most of these don't survive a long enough arc to "date around" so sometimes it feels like either one and done or harem route
>>1538611DC Universe means that the moment they see Raven or Zatanna, waifu polls are closed. It's the same every fucking time.
>>1538669>not going for objectively best waifu - DeathShe is what we will all want once the shitstorms start, after all.
>>1538683I'm fine with literally anyone but those two. Like come on spice shit up a bit.
>>1538698Never read anything with power-girl in it. Always find people asking about Raven or Zatanna.
>>1538697>I'm fine with literally anyone but those two.>he would fuck HawkgirlGet the hell outta here. Degenerates these days.
>>1538705If that means no Raven I welcome the change.
>>1538701I feel like I hear about Power Girl a lot, you just never read anything about her because even when name dropped she never shows up in game, too high of a power level given the newbie hero status most of these games haveBut if she did show up it would be polls closed
>>1538701I was asking about Zantanna because I was voting for the psychic powers route and wanted to see if we could get some mentorship or a teamup
>>1538724I assumed you were asking for the same reason people usually ask for, my bad mang.>>1538714Honestly I don't hear about power girl a lot, but what you say makes sense, they don't mention her because she barely appears. Still Raven doesn't appear either and no matter where I read a DCU quest there's always at least 1 person asking "can we waifu Raven" so Iunno.
>>1538738No worries, it'd be nice to get a breath of fresh air on the waifu front
>>1538705>he would fuck Hawkgirl>DegeneratesYes, anyone that would sleep with Hawkgirl is a degenerate. She is married after all.>>1538669>>1538697>>1538738>>1538745I'll try to avoid an immediate poll closing if I can. These teenage years are usually awkward as hell anyways.
>>1538710Hey, you may not like it, but Raven is top-tier. Sure some variety would be nice, but you can't force the issue. Personally I wish people would choose an "evil" character to waifu for once. Why not Killer Frost? Why no Galatea (yeah, supergirl/powergirl, but still.)? How about Jade? Domino? That Meena Dhawan chick or whatever? Jesus, female speedsters are hard to come by, aren't they?
>>1538697I play one quest where zantana or raven wins the waifu wars and i'll pick a new girl.Besides, Zantana is like the DC version of black cat. Pretty sure we can all agree shes the best
>>1538761It's not like I have anything against a particular character, like for example I love iron-man but if every marvel quest was about iron-man I'd be fucking tired of it by the 3rd similar thread. I don't want Zatanna to get waifud in this and I'm a Zatannafag so that tells you how tired I am of Raven/Zatanna talks more than how much I dislike "x" character.
>>1538767I like Zatanna but really there's enough good waifus in DC to go around, like fuck go waifu Huntress or whoever you want as long as it ain't those two just for variety's sake or even a villain like was said above. Just something to have our own flavour of quest.
>>1538788>he doesn't want more alcoholic wisecracking genius, playboy, philanthropists I'm just saying, Livewire deserves more love.
Every DC quest i've played died before any waifu won but if i had to pick someone else i guess i'd go wiiith a young killer frost i guess. There was one nifty quest where we hit on her civilian identity while shopping at a grocery store.that was nice
>>1538800Okay, listen here man. I am NOT about to get between Huntress and The Question. That is asking for trouble. It's like trying to waifu Black Canary or Hawkgirl. Your shit'll get fucked up man.
>>1538936>meanwhile, no one wants to fuck wonder womankek. You can't pursue almost any of the girls since most of em have a super-husbando.
>>1538936It was just a random example my dude, first one that came to mind with black hair like Zatanna. Sides we still don't know how things are in this verse, maybe QM is willing to have some of them be single for waifuing or their husbandos killed.
>>1538972>>1538982I acknowledge this, but as for some of the girls, who they end up with is different depending on the universe. I am staying away from the consist ones though (i.e. Hawkgirl, Huntress, Black Canary, Iris West, etc.).
>>1538998I'd bang she-hulk tbqhfamalam.
>>1538998Hold on, I'm crossing the streams again. Ignore my waifu-addled mind.
>>1539007I would too. She is attractive, single, and VERY successful in her career field.
Oh shit, another idea.Harley Quin.Kill the joker and take her out of gotham.Shit, i forgot we're in gotham, we'll run into her in no time.
>>1539023But Joker though. Unless we are in Injustice timeline, we probs won't get rid of him ever. Also, I love her interactions and relationship with Ivy.
>>1539038I mean batmins had a bunch of occassions to end the joker he just didn't want to, so it's entirely possible to end him.
Hey. Y'all are still here? Talking about waifuing villains now? Dontcha know that shit is guaranteed drama? I won't stop you though.
>>1539081Drama is good for stories.
>>1539081You say that like its a bad thing.
Tbh I'm not aiming for any particular character, I'd rather let things develop naturally and match the MC with someone that seems to get along with him or have a fling that makes sense rather than metagame my way to someone.
>>1539081>implying we won't become a villainDo you even superior enemy, Sleepy?
>>1539141Fuck no, we supes and we protect mom's smile.
>>1539351I thought our Mom was donezo dead?
>>1539356Even in heaven she can still smile anon.
>>1539351>implying mom isn't already evilQuit being a bitch, anon. We can do cool shit. Like sit around and not risk our lives for people who won't give a shit and eventually turn on us like everyone always does to superheroes out of paranoia and fear.I'm just fucking with you, but playing a villain would be a nice change of pace if it wasn't one of those stupid "Hurr durr, ur sooper ebil" types that you see around. Fuck being evil. Just wanna not die and be rich.
>>1539365If it makes sense I'm all for it, but going out of the blue "let's steal shit" seems kinda weird to me. I mean so far we a good boi, but if things change towards that I'm all for it.
>>1539365>>1539363>>1539356Sorry, wrong DC based quest.
>>1539409It's okay buddy, you can pretend to be pretending I do it all the time.
>>1539437What if he's pretending to pretend about you pretending that we're pretending?
>>1539437What? I am referring to >>1531668>>1539462WHAT IS GOING ON?!
>>1539462Then I'll pretend I knew that.
In DnD terms: Chaotic Good Supervillain?An anti-villain if you like.Might be fun. Have the city's best interests at heart, go about it with an eye to profit and not giving a shit what people think.
>>1540065>>1539365>Forgetting linksI'm an idiot.Point is there's no reason we couldn't be an active play maker in the city and be an alright human being, at least comparatively.
Shit I lurked the entire fucking time and I regret it IMMENSELY. Hope you run again soon Sleepy.
Mom used to tell you something her mother used to her. We are where we need to be.Granted, you never took it all that seriously and gramma was intensely religious and after grampa passed she barely spoke. But when she did, she would drop little pearls of wisdom like that. The idea that no matter how great or shit your day has been, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. You guess that might make some people feel... more secure? Like everything is on track even if your car is stolen and you dog dies?Your still not sure how you feel about that. But as your watching a couple of thugs beat on someone who chose to protect and serve Gotham of all places? You can at least believe in happy accidents.Thing 1 and Thing 2 have stopped beating on the poor guy long enough to have a conversation and your just absorbing every word, firstly because your trying to find the best angle of attack and secondly, because they just mentioned whats more than likely an attack on the Gotham Knights stadium. "Now Leonard, remember to bring exactly what we told you to bring to the meeting place. Do you remember the meeting place Leonard?" The first thug checks his phone while he talks for some reason."Yeah... yeah it was in the narrows, in the chinese place- Mr. Lung's?" Thug 1 stops typing way on his phone long enough to nod to Thug 2- who punches the cop in gut again."It was a yes or no question Leonard. Now remember, this is a delicate so follow your instructions and do your part. Who knows, there might even be something extra in it for you. You could use the extra funds with a baby on the way, no?" He adjusts his hood and in the low light you catch the reflection of a nearly featureless white mask.The cops eyes turn down. "I- yes. I'll do what you want. I just need more time to do what your asking, please." "You should no by now that Anarky waits for no man." He raises his phone again, it's nearly completely dark in here now so you get a better look at his screen looks like hes making a call.Make your move Barret.>Drop down on them and catch em by surprise. You've been in enough fights to handle them if they can't even touch you.>Try and 'harden' your limbs again, could make this go a lot faster. Could also hurt like a bitch.>Maybe fuck with them a little? You see a shiny black handle of something sticking out of the dumb ones pocket.>Write-In?
>>1540802>maybe fuck with them a little
>>1540802>Drop down on them and catch em by surprise. You've been in enough fights to handle them if they can't even touch youI have a theory as to the whole "hardening" thing. It's proportionate to our density, so if we disassemble ourself we become lighter, the opposite must be true if we compact our molecules.
>>1540802>Maybe fuck with them a little? You see a shiny black handle of something sticking out of the dumb ones pocket.
>>1540802>Drop down on them and catch em by surprise. You've been in enough fights to handle them if they can't even touch you.
>>1540802>Maybe fuck with them a little? You see a shiny black handle of something sticking out of the dumb ones pocket.We can't easily defend against blades and bullets yet, so stealth is the name of the game.
>>1540809>>1540814>>1540815>>1540818>>1540822>>1540823Looks like mind games followed by a good ol fashioned ass whoopin.Toss me a 1d100 guys.I'm honestly a little surprised at the player turnout. I've seen better quests than mine struggle to get three votes.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>1540853Do we get a bonus for theatrical and pantomime effects?
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1540853everyone likes cape quests
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>1540853Rolling
>>1540853you serious qm ? cape quests are very popular
Rolled 11 (1d20)god what shit rolls we have I'm gonna make a offering to the dice gods
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1540853
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>1540853
>>1540853Man, trust me, this is no where NEAR as bad as some. Cape Quest is great mang.
We're pulling the crackbitch yaaay
>>1540856>>1540857>>1540859Not the best. But good enough!And yeah, I guess I just didn't realize. Only ones I ever participated in was HMQ and Struggling Student. RIP Crusty.
>>1540875RIP papa crusty, we miss you. 1 minute of phasing in his loving memory
Crusty is dead Long live the Vagrant.
>>1540875>>1540888RIP Crusty Jones
>>1540875Ultimately, you're still not one hundred percent on how far your 'invulnerability' goes. So it'd be wise to do everything you can to avoid getting shot or stabbed. On that note.You will your hand away and it disappears into a paper thin stream of dust. It flows down to the side of Thug 2 and partially reappears when it gets within inches of the handle. With great care, you press your fingers down onto the object and slip it out of his pocket. You figure he didn't notice since he's currently busy scratching his ass. You life the object up past their notice and see it's a collapsed metal baton. Then, you get an idea.Willing your left hand to separate it lowers down to the first thugs shoulder you hide it behind his back and he's none the wiser. You lower your right hand again into position behind the second thugs hand and... showtime.You tap Thug 1 on the his right shoulder with your left hand and when it registers in his brain that his partner is to his left and they should definitely be alone he wheels around, startled. Only to see nothing since your hand has dissipated. His buddy though? You whip your hand and the metal rod slides out with a click. Thug 2 turns but all he gets is cracked over the head with his own baton. He doubles over and Thug 1 fumbles for what you assume to be a weapon and you throw the baton into his face, his mask flies off and he curses in pain. It's here that you return most of your dust to your body and drop down from the ceiling, right onto Thug 1. He collapses instantly under you and you roll of him to attack Thug 2. Oof, video games make shit like that look easy. You kinda landed on his shoulder there and you're a bit winded from the fine use of your powers but your far from spent. You run up to Thug 2 before he can recover and drive your knee into his masked face. And down he goes. While you've got no idea how long these guys will stay out you know at least that the cop- Leonard. Leonard needs to get out of here. You go to help him up an remember that all you've got to conceal your face is the dark and a hoodie. That won't suffice up close. But it seems your full of good ideas tonight. Allowing the dust to flow out of your nose and mouth it streams until your certain your face is completely obscured. The officer, to his credit, is surprisingly nonplussed by your entrance and appearance as you help him stand on his own. You must look damn ghostly. He rests his hand on his side and coughs, wincing in pain. "You uh- you one of them?"You cock your head. It should be obvious. "A metahuman?""No no, a hero. Like Batman and them." He goes and relieves Thug 1 of the pistol he tried to whip out on you while he speaks.Good question huh?>Um, yeah. I guess. I did just swoop into a rescue didn't I?>I dunno officer, you just looked like you needed help.>Like Batman? You mean non-existent?>You seem pretty zen about all this.>Write-In?
>>1540984>>Um, yeah. I guess. I did just swoop into a rescue didn't I?then>>You seem pretty zen about all this.
>>1540984>Like Batman? You mean non-existent?Btw Sleepy, where are we chronologically in DC canon? Post/Pre Crisis, Post New 52? Rebirth?
>>1540984>I dunno officer, you just looked like you needed help.>You seem pretty zen about all this.
>>1540984>Write-InDont say anything. Why dont we act like a ghost for now?
>>1540984>I dunno officer, you just looked like you needed help.
>>1541000I wonder if our voice gets all fucked up and weird by the dusty-ness. Built in voice modulator?
>>1540987>>1540989>>1540994>>1540997>>1541000>>1541003Guess were mixing it up a little, mostly in the middle though.>where are we chronologically in DC canon?Nowhere. Technically. Read the intro, this is a much less confusing, streamlined interpretation of the DC universe. Though to give you an idea of WHEN this is. The founding members of the Justice League have worked together a couple times already and are only a couple steps away from making the decision to officialy form the league.Batman hasn't been in the public eye much at all since he's Batman and to most people outside of Gotham (and some inside) he is still just a ghost story. Make them fear you and all that.
>>1541019Not a bad idea. In fact, we don't want mom to know that we already messed around with our powers, right? So it's better to keep a very low profile and give less hints as possible regarding our person. Voice included.
>>1541032"I dunno officer. I haven't been at.. whatever this is to put a label on it." You shrug. "But I guess I just saw you and thought you could use a hand."He stares at you for a moment and you realize that your voice gets all... wavy? Warbly? Whatever, it gets weird when you do this to conceal your face. "Hmm. Sounds like a hero to me. See a need, fill a need and all that." You frown a little behind your dust mask. "Yeah well, I don't own a cape so I'm not sure what to call it. Y'know your pretty damn zen for a guy that just got beat up by thugs and rescued by a some rando metahuman."In response he just sighs deeply before wincing again. "It's been a long week. Anarky's thugs have been up my ass, and I've barely slept." He pauses. "You know you sound like him?""Like who? Lenny." "Batman. People call him a hero and he just shrugs it off." "You met Batman? Wait a sec, Batmans really real?" The surprise in your voice comes through even while distorted and Lenny smirks a bit."Must not be from here. Yeah I met him, just the once. And only for a moment. He saved an officer from a collapsing building and just, delivered back to his squad car. The guys partner thanked him, said he was a hero. He just told us to stay away from any buildings in the area until the incident was resolved."Huh. Well imagine that. Moms gonna be happy.But whats more important to you than Batman sightings right now- is the thugs purpose here. "So they were trying to bully you into helping them with an attack on the stadium?" He finishes checking over the gun he picked up from the thug and slips it in his holster. Damn. They took his service gun. "You heard it all then, they're planning something big on the stadium, yeah. I'm not sure what though, just that they needed a way in and uniforms for disguises." He sighs again. "Since your one of the skeptics, I don't suppose you could ring Batman and tell him about this, could you? I'm a little out of my depth.""I... I'm sorry officer. I know your family is in danger... But-"You fall silent as you remember then mention of the meeting place and how Thug 1 kept pressing how important it was that everything go smoothly. What in the world could these guys want? Taking a moment to pull out your phone and google Gotham Knights Stadium. It's bad.There's going to be a huge game in a couple days between the Knights and the Metropolis Meteors. Fuck.>Couldn't you just tell the department what they've been making you do? I mean, I put these guys out so you've got time right?>Wait, what was the meeting place for exactly?>I can't handle this shit, isn't a threat on this level like terrorism? We need the army.>Write-In?
>>1541032>>1540984>>I dunno officer, you just looked like you needed help.>>You seem pretty zen about all this.
>>1541125>Wait, what was the meeting place for exactly?>>1541125>Write-In?Wait, if you aren't even considering going to your department, how badly is the police force compromised?
>>1541125>Write-In?Do you know anyone that can contact him(batman)? Or anyone that can help with this? This is way out of my paygrade.
>>1541125>Wait, what was the meeting place for exactly?It's Gotham PD, every single one on the take, save for Gordon who, if I'm doing this right, isn't Commissioner yet.
>>1541138I'm assuming we know gotham's a shithole don't we? Or do they keep their shitpolice things hidden away?
>>1541125>Write-InLet's walk away, we still need to improve ourselves before doing things this big.
>>1541125>Couldn't you just tell the department what they've been making you do? I mean, I put these guys out so you've got time right?>I can't handle this shit, isn't a threat on this level like terrorism? We need the army.>Write in"And how the fuck do I get a hold of Batman?"
>>1541125>>Wait, what was the meeting place for exactly?
So how long do you think it'll be before we end up fighting Batman over a misunderstanding or some other less convoluted reason? Place your bets.
>>1541125>Wait, what was the meeting place for exactly?>Wait, if you aren't even considering going to your department, how badly is the police force compromised?
>>15411590 chance, there's my bet.
>>1541159If we do, we need to reenact thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhMsboqMMzsThere is NO EXCUSE not to
>>1541176That actually makes me wonder how MC's body in solid and dusty form react to things. If you throw water on his dust does it just fall to the ground? Can you electrocute him? What happens if you separate parts of his body from the whole for a prolonged period of time? Is he allergic to shrimp?
>>1541193Would the shrimp turn to dust if it were inside him?
>>1541125>>Couldn't you just tell the department what they've been making you do? I mean, I put these guys out so you've got time right?
>>1541193We should be able to get a lot smaller than dust
>>1541194Could he dematerialize the the shrimp, take it out of his body, then put it inside someone else?>tfw force feeding someone something they are allergic to with dust shenanigansWhat the fuck is even happening?
>>1541235Yooo but imagine that though, we get some of Green Arrows chili, de-materialize it, and use it as a portable mustard gas.
>>1541241You may think this man is joking, but it has been classified as a chemical weapon in the DCEU.
Yo, sorry for the delay. Apparently my exterminator is a real chatterbox. It appears that were not letting this one slide but were also looking to call a professional.>Writing
>>1541241If we had to eat it first to dematerialize it I don't think we could manage. But if we just have to touch it then that is mean as fuck and you should feel bad.
>>1541259But this is assuming we can dematerialize things we touch, not just things within our mass. But fuck imagine if we could. The entire world, on their knees, tearing up and choking from simply being in our radius.>>1541256What pests you dealing with Sleepy? Roaches? Termites?
>>1541264>But this is assuming we can dematerialize things we touch, not just things within our mass.Well our clothes aren't part of us but they go with us, right? So it could just be a plot contrivance that we can only do it to our clothes rather than anything we touch. If we could do it to anything we touch we could just get into anywhere by removing the door or barrier from the equation.Convoluted shit incoming.
>>1541256Holy shit. Holy fucking shit you stumbled upon a terror plot. What else could it be? With a name like Anarky it could be anything as long as it's chaotic. Bombs? Some kind of massive hostage taking? Game fixing? Okay, not that last thing but shit. Looks like you and Officer Lenny have something in common. You're both out of your depth."Shit. Just give me a second to think." Lenny looks up at you, with something approaching hope in his eyes. God, he's actually hoping you can give him a way out. "Wait. Wait- hold on a sec, what was the meeting place for exactly?""They told me to bring the uniforms I gather to there, It's uh- also where I report to them everyday. These two knuckleheads must've followed me from my report today." He glaces outside through one of the broken windows. I live around here, in the village.""So they must be using it as a little base then, they might even move from there to the stadium once it's time to act on their plan." You find yourself pacing the floor, racking your brain for solutions. Then you spot tweedl-dee and tweedle-dum on the floor again. "Y'know... couldn't you take what you know to your department? With these two out of it you have some time right? Grab your family and hole up in hq?" Then another thought strikes you. "Or is the real reason why you haven't called for help that the GCPD is as corrupt as the stories say?"The officer laughs bitterly. "You hit the nail on the head. But I may not have a choice, I can't let these two go now that this has happened. Which reminds me." He immediately turns both of them on their stomachs and handcuffs them, sliding them against the wall. "But things have been better since the new commish came in." He snaps his fingers. "Y'know that's probably why they picked me. I mean, I'm part of the new blood that Gordon brought in. Wouldn't surprise me if some officers on Anarky's payroll singled me out.""What about him then? Gordon? Could you trust him?" You're getting kind of desperate here but you need an edge.Lenny takes a solid minute to consider the question. "I think so, god I hope so. He's the best shot I've got if I'm being perfectly honest.">continued
>>1541362You let out a breath you weren't aware you were holding. Ok. Good. "Now one more thing. Someone must be able to call Batman right? I mean shit I doubt someone like him just sits around next a police scanner.""I was hoping you might have the answer to that one. Really. Batman just seems to show up but this is too big to just hope he catches wind of it." You both fall silent after that. Neither of you having a fix for that one.Then officer Lenny goes towards the door. "We cant just sit on our thumbs. I'm gonna call for backup." He looks back at the downed thugs. "I just caught a couple of Anarky's boys after they jumped me." Then he considers you. "What are you gonna do?">I'm gonna check out Mr.Lung's. Heard their spicy noodles are the shit>This is way above my paygrade, I gotta find Batman. Somehow.>Fuck if I know. This is insane.>Good luck to you and your family, Lenny.>Writ-In?
>>1541365>This is way above my paygrade, I gotta find Batman. Somehow.>Good luck to you and your family, Lenny.
>>1541365>this is way above my paygrade, find batmanwell we could pretend to rob a bank or something with our superpowers, so batman should show up sooner rather than later
>>1541365>I'm gonna check out Mr.Lung's. Heard their spicy noodles are the shit>This is way above my paygrade, I gotta find Batman. Somehow.Find BatmanTell him he can't hurt us.
>>1541365>Mr. Lung's>Do what I can besides. Good luck on your end.>How would I find this Anarky asshole?
>>1541365>>I'm gonna check out Mr.Lung's. Heard their spicy noodles are the shit>>This is way above my paygrade, I gotta find Batman. Somehow.>Good luck to you and your family, Lenny.
>>1541365>Tell Gordon. JUST Gordon. If it makes you feel better...shit, I can help watch your family. I'll help out however I can to keep Anarchy's guys off them.
>>1541372>>1541373>>1541377>>1541388>>1541390>>1541392Looks like Morgan ain't the type to cut and run. >writing
>>1541418Sleepy did the pests eat you?
>>1541418You came here to test your powers. And now, you're doing your level best to thwart a supervillain. Ain't life grand?"I think I'm gonna get some takeout, Mr.Lung sounds good. Heard their spicy noodles are the shit. Beyond that? Gotta get Batman's attention somehow. I've got a couple ideas." None of them goodHe smiles, a real genuine smile. "Alright hero, and thank you. Really, thank you."That- for some reason that catches you off guard. "...Hey, see a need fill a need right?" "Damn right." He grabs his radio but you stop him short."Oh and this might go without saying but ONLY tell Gordon, if he's the commissioner then he can figure it out from there. And umm, good luck officer, to you and your family."He gives you a casual salute before bringing his radio to life and dragging the thugs outside. And now that that's over, you really need a good nights sleep before you do anymore crazy shit. you slip out the back and begin the walk back to your house. As soon as you think you're out of anyone's view you draw your dust back in and pull your hood down. You have plenty to think about on the way home. After today your reasonably confident that you can sneak about the chinese food joint and see what they're up to but contacting Batman? Wow.But the way you see it, you've got one real option. You of course don't know any ways of contacting the guy but he's Batman. He fights crime. So that means. If some untouchable metahuman starts making a stink...Oh fuck what are you thinking? What if he doesn't listen? Your powers are untested and getting arrested by Batman would look terrible on your resume. You need sleep.>Continued
>>1541535When you get home you see warm light coming from the windows.Shit. You forgot about mom. She trusts you but she will have questions. You check the time on your phone. Half past 7. Not so bad. You hop up the steps to your humble domicile and let yourself in. Mom looks over her shoulder and smiles when she sees you."Hey Morgan. What kept you?" She resumes her task once you lock the door behind you, unpacking boxes. She's currently on the kitchenware.>School stuff. Making up all this work is gonna be the death of me.>I made a friend, we were just chillin.>I just went for a walk is all. Warm air is apparently a luxury in Gotham so I was soakin it up.>Write In?
>>1541538>I made a friend, we were just chillin.
>>1541538>School stuff. Making up all this work is gonna be the death of me.We'll need to come up with a better excuse eventually
>>1541538>>School stuff. Making up all this work is gonna be the death of me.>>I made a friend, we were just chillin.
>>1541538>I made a friend, we were just chillin.She's gonna be suspicious regardless of what we say so fuck it
>>1541538>>School stuff. Making up all this work is gonna be the death of me.>>After that, I just went for a walk is all. Warm air is apparently a luxury in Gotham so I was soakin it up.
>>1541569This combo is good too, wouldn't want to go the friend route because we don't actually have anybody to bring up if she asks
>>1541538>>Write In?>I decided to walk home. I got lost.
>>1541549>>1541553>>1541557>>1541558>>1541569Fake homework followed by a fake walk. Got it. >Writing
>>1541602"Eh, I came home and started working on my make up work but the workload is real heavy so I thought I'd walk it off. Got a bit lost in the neighborhood y'know? Or I guess it's more accurate to say I was distracted." Not a complete lie.And she accepts it readily. Which only makes you feel worse about the lie. But... it seems you should get used to it. "Well son, if you're not too worn out from your exercise would you mind helping your poor mother with these boxes?"Now your life is boxes. So much cardboard. Who knew you guys even had this much shit? How does it all pile up? People sure do drag around lots of crap in their lives. With a newly armed kitchen, you and mom settle in for a quiet dinner before you both head for the sweet embrace of sleep.---You could not have imagined having this problem yesterday morning.Mom drove off for work not long after you woke up for school so now you're sitting on your front porch, watching the neighborhood wake up and get out to face another day in Gotham. You're sitting and not walking because your still trying to come to grips with the fact tha you are considering the best and least harmful way to get Batmans attention so that you can warn him of a looming supervillain plot. This isn't real life.But it is. So Barret, you've gotta nut up. What's the best way to say 'Yo Batman! Pay attention to me!' While also not permanently staining your rep and possibly getting punched by Batman. You don't waana get punched by Batman.Rob a bank? It's a classic. But you'd have to deal with guards and you don't wanna hurt anyone for this. Maybe if you just start freaking people out on the streets using your powers? Then you'd definitely have to contend with the police and getting arrested by them would absolutely blow.Dammit.>Well guys, this ones more freeform. How do you wanna catch the eye of the Bat?
>>1541684Go around some alleys, find one where crime is happening (or go to the nearest alarm), and look around the rooftops.
>>1541684Break the law but in a way that no one gets hurt.Graffitti batman sucks everywhere in really hard to reach places with your hovering
>>1541684find an empty wherehouse with equally empty parking lot get some gasoline an draw a bat symbol in the parking lot with said gas light it and then get on rooftop of the wherehouse
>>1541706Seems like a solid place to start
>>1541706>>1541714>>1541719>>1541722All I can think of from this is that scene near the end of Punisher.Let's do it
that feel you get when you come up with a plan that people like
>>1541735Nothing feels as hardkur as a bat on fire.
>>1541706ThatThat's pretty fucking good.>WritingAnd this one is probably the last update for the day.
>>1541765Oh shit and gimme a 1d100 just for funsies
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>1541774Flat bless
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>1541774
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>1541778Ded
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1541774Rolling
>>1541780I'm done rolling for the day
>>1541785hey that's pretty good.
>>1541782Y'all better thank this man.No but really. good roll.>Now I'm really writing
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>1541774Rolling for funsies like you said
>>1541802>roll really low>"Okay, signal set, now to just-" >Batman comes out of nowhere and dropkicks MC in the face>"What kind of arsonist tries to burn concrete?"RIP?
>>1541802I didn't think, I just acted. Like every hero should.
>>1541782you the hero of the day with you clutch roll
>>1541802You're on that porch for what feels like hours, but a quick glance at your smart phone shows you that it's only been a half hour. It's almost time for your bus to arrive. With a heavy sigh you just start googling shit about Batman. Not much here other than theories on who or what he is. People calling him a hero. People screaming about how he's a menace and should just leave it to the police. Yeah, our half corrupt police. Great plan.Scrolling past images of blurry shadows that people swear up and down are legit Batman photos but you stop short when you pass a very certain one. Unlike the other images it's a very clear picture. One of his throwing thingies, looks deadly as fuck to you but they say he hasn't killed a single criminal so who are you to judge? But no, what strikes you about it is the shape. It's his symbol right? A minimalist bat silhouette. Then the idea strikes you like lightning.Yes. Yes that will do. It has too.With a new pep in your step you jog for your bus stop. Your mind whirs while you plan out your grand attention grabber. And thankfully enough, you don't have to miss school to do it. The time soon comes to pile on board. You head off to school with what must be the biggest dumbest grin.---School practically flies by. It may be that your still weighing the risks and mapping out the steps of your plan for most of the day. But the more likely thing is that your the new kid that talks to no one so people ignore you. Either way. You sort of end up half jogging out of the school once the bell rings, eager to get started. You see Artemis and give her a quick wave, she looks like shes gonna call you over but she sees your pace and just gives you a knowing nod. Must know what busy looks like.Once you get home you change back into your 'exercise' clothes and get in and out of the house in a flash. No time to waste now as it'll be dark soon and the bus ride to the narrows ain't exactly quick. Soon you're enjoying the wonders of public transportation while you consider the best place to pull your stunt, and while you're at it you send mom a text about staying out with a friend. Not the best lie but this is too important. Now, The location. It needs to be open so anyone can see the fire and a place with lots of burnable shit would be ideal since your pretty sure concrete won't catch fire way you want it to.>continued
>>1542159You're gonna need fuel for the fire, lots of accelerant to set it off nice and bright, and a big place with no people to set it in. No biggie.In about an hour the bus drops you off near what you would call the border. The buildings just sort start to rot away at some point.Less businesses. Less people. You fall back on your instincts and know-how when you see some less than honorable individuals hanging around and throw your hood up. Keep your eyes low and keep walking but don't run into anyone if you can help it. You enter an alleyway and once you confirm it's empty you let your dust obscure your face and fill the inside of your hoodie. Showtime.>ContinuedLocating a general store isn't the hard part. For some reason, it's working up the nerve to just flat out steal. You know it's for a good cause but it feels kinda dirty. Like it's just not something to be done. Period. Guess they raised you right.You slip in the alley behind the little shop and freeze when you see the padlocked door. No wait, you can do this. Summoning that familiar feeling, you ball up your hand into and fist, only this time you get a distinct 'sharp' kind of feeling over it. Taking that as your cue, you smash your hand over the lock and step back in surprise as you knock the whole goddamn door knob out of the door itself, leaving just a hole in the door that's now swinging freely. Sweet.Now for the moment of truth. You step in, and as you emerge from the back you allow your cloud to grow larger and larger until your body is half obscured by the grey dust. The lights you walk under in the store are blotted out as you make your way from the back to where your supplies are. You grab as many bottles of lighter fluid as you can carry, noting the free matchbook taped to each one, convenient. Then you begin to walk back but it seems the owner of at least someone who works here is standing in your way. But he looks scared shitless.The portly guy gets one solid look at you, and bails. Your shoulders sag with relief. Smart move, guy. You snag a couple bags for the bottles of fluid and take off. One more thing and then we can get this party started.Searching for completely abandoned buildings in the narrows is maddening. Like, every time you think you've got it- bam! Hobos. Luckily none of em pay you any mind. But soon enough, you strike gold. A large building, probably used to be a warehouse of some kind. It's kind of huge and there are tons of holes in the big wide roof. And an abundancy of rats. You're starting to think this building may not be quite what you need until you enter the back of it. Piles of stacks of empty wooden crates and palettes sit around. They say, burn me Morgan. Yeah, you talk to yourself too much.>Continued
>>1542166Now for the real moment of truth, you light several of the matches and give a small prayer to whoever is listening before from them on the ring of garbage. It lights up immediately, sort of startling you. The bat symbol blazes and completes itself with a kind of vigor that makes you feel it's alive. Your message has been sent.You levitate up onto the roof, sit down cross legged, and wait.And you wait. But not for long. You feel a presence behind you and it's close. You turn slowly, and see the man himself standing there, cape swept up in the night breeze.He eyes you for what feels like an eternity before he finally speaks."You'd better start talking."
>>1542178>End of sessionJesus that took WAY longer than I wanted it to. And of course I fucked up the posting a little.>ContinuedYeah no shit. So what now guys? You totally did it. Now your standing in front of Batman with info on is essentially gonna be a terrorist attack.
>>1542203Tell him everything, of course.
>>1542203Now WE ARE THE NIGHT SPOOPY GHOSTS AND BATS BEST COMBO
>>1542203>So what now guys? You totally did it. Now your standing in front of Batman with info on is essentially gonna be a terrorist attack.well first apologize for the fire signalthen tell him everything we know
>>1542203Apologize for the rather crappy way of signaling him, but tell him he's not easy to get ahold of. Then tell him all the things.
>>1542223This, with any luck he'll see us as an asset. Imagine our powers with Batman's training. Woof.
>>1542286>Wanting to take "How to Get Shot by the Joker 101" classes
>>1542302Can't be shot or have your brains bashed in with a crowbar if you literally can't be touched.
>>1542302We can murder the joker, even if batman gets buttmad is a good call.
>>1542302Not wanting to at least learn something from the worlds greatest detective and crime fighter. See a need, fill a need anon. That's a great fucking line.
>>1542321Hey, let's be real here, Joker is way more canny than he first appears. And is at the very least damn near a genius when it comes to chemistry. He can make some fucked up shit in a garage with no real equipment and household supplies. And there's the fact that we can't be straight up god-modo with the dust-modo. There has to be a caveat or weakness to it. Like an industrial fan.
>>1542342We're a long way away from dealing with the Joker. But it would be a real shame not to take advantage of being in Gotham and meeting Batman.
>>1542354At the very least, we can fuck up mooks then leave Batman to take out old chuckles.
>>1542354I'm just trying to cool his jets. Need to reign in that sense of superiority. For all we know if someone spritzes acid on our dust it'll still burn and break us down like acid normally does to things. We may be seemingly invulnerable to normal combat methods but that doesn't mean we can't get our shit pushed in. We definitely should at least get some time with Bats, though. Even if he refuses to take us on as a protege he may still be willing to assist us in other ways so long as we are a gud boi who doesn't fuck up too badly.
>>1542377Almost every Robin was someone who peaked his interest and didn't let up. We have info on a terrorist plot and a genuine desire to help. I do agree we probably aren't as invulnerable as we think we are. But the dust thing with density shifting offers some unique possibilities.
You guys are correct in that Morgan's dust form is not completely invulnerable. I'll let you figure out the limits yourselves of course.As for learning from the Bat himself, well. We'll see. What's coming is gonna be great proving ground I'll tell you that much.Anyways. I feel my writing is a bit too long in wordcount. I could be saying the same with less. Not a lot less mind you but less. And I rushed in the final stretch of the last update and got mistakes all over. Can be doin that.
>>1542595It was fine.Next thread when?
>>1542595I've been enjoying the read. I enjoy the setting. Liking it more than the other DC quest too. So far I have no complaints.
So guys, if we make a run as super whatevers we wind up as.>Specter>Geist>Morgan???I feel like at this point it isn't a hobby or a real thing we do, but it'd be nice to get these things figured out ahead of time.Spooky ghost suit with hood or just whatever we happen to be wearing at the time as some sort of psuedo-Question with a vaguely spectral theme?Because I'm totally fine with getting in a fight all [redacted] in a rented prom tux.
>>1542643Probably because there's less teenage drama so far actually.
>>1542595You did fine sleepy.We really appreciate the effort.Got a Twitter or anything?
>>1542644Just fighting [redacted] in a nice suit, with our insides being semi-misty so getting shot isn't a game-ender.
>>1542644If we get an insulting nickname, then it should be Dust Bunny.
>>1542644What if we make our name "Nobody" that way everyone gets pissed when they ask our name?
>>1542644Not calling ourselves the Gray Ghost, I can't be the only one who watched Batman the animated series.
>>1542682The Gray Ghost was even voiced by Adam West. He was a young Bruce Waynes hero on black and white tv.
>>1542644>tfw pretty much every name relating to a ghost or something obscured or hard to see that would make a good name is taken by an existing character>except Haunt>but haunt isn't that goodUnless you guys aren't worried about infringement then there's no problem. I also find it funny that I thought for a second that you suggested literally calling the character [Redacted].
>>1542759Gray Ghost has barely been represented. He's awesome.
>>1542759How about Casper, is that taken?
>>1542774On Earth-Two there is a man named Casper Smith also known as "Sir Gauntlet", so not really. But why would you want to be named after a friendly ghost?
>>1542774>>1542784Sorry it's Casper "Smythe" not "Smith". Damn autocorrect.
>>1542784We are a friendly ghost.
>>1542796Even when met with actual criminals and total fucking assholes, Casper never beat the living piss out of them. We're not the most friendly. Casper also really isn't a good name, but that is just my opinion. I can't speak for anyone else in that regard.
>>1542759>>1542692>>1542674Well we could go with a name by way of reference to the Gray Ghost.Or we could say fuck it and either use our first name in an odd way or just see what the papers come up with if we keep on super something-ing
>>1542682I know I should probably remain impartial about names but man, taking up Gray Ghost just seems poetic as hell,>>1542658Got a Twitter or anything?I do now. @SleepyQM
>>1542865Oh and the next thread should be tomorrow again, around noon. I should stick to this thread still right?
>>1542888>threadI meant session!I really am sleepy.
>>1542832>>1542865>tfw you hear "Gray Ghost" and think of those assholes in "Jonah Hex"welp.
>>1542832>>1542865Oh and the Grey Ghost was a Batman villain. Named Clancy Johnson. Batgirl put him in jail then he came up with the persona.Sorry, Adam West. They replaced the dude you voiced with a jobber later. In 2010, actually. So he's actually kinda new. Weird.
>>1542946Which he then turned into a good guy and helped Batgirl in a fight?Fuckin' can't handle these rando fucking characters. Or the information being scattered. Lemme find some other sources instead. Also apparently teleports.AAANNND he's dead. Okay then.
>>1542865It would be fun, like mom enjoyed old radio dramas and film of him. Definitely and in and poetic at that.
>>1543158IRL my ma was all about the Phantom comics, had some cool stuff collected. Cool to look at and connect the dots how she grew up. If I had a chance to be a vigilante...there are worse names than the Phantom.
Is Flux already a super's name?
>>1543223There's a "Fluxus" martian dude in DC. No Flux. Unless you count the Marvel character. He's really pathetic, though.
>>1543268I think something like that, involving changes in energy or state, would be a decent name. Especially since all of the ghastly names are taken.
>>1543280Maybe Sublime? Like Sublimation.
so when is our next session going to be anyways?
>>1542888Yeah m8, you're only on page 1, you're fine.
Any other DC quests on /qst/ or akun?
>>1544231There's this baby here >>1531668
Here he is- Batman. The Dark Knight, as some of the more dramatic cape fanatics online call him. It's kind of funny when you really consider it. You've seen plenty of heroes before, on tv and online. You're pretty sure Superman flew past you once. You've also seen Supes on tv accepting accolades from the city of Metropolis. You've seen Wonder Woman clobber some cat looking lady on a live stream from some bystanders phone. You've seen The Flash, or at least a red Flash shaped blur, beat up some loser calling himself Captain Boomerang on the news when he gave robbing a bank in Metropolis a shot. You even saw Aquaman on the news too during that crazy shit with the giant starfish.But Batman? He really is camera shy, only ghost stories and vague pictures of dark blurs and photos that are so far away and out of focus that it makes Sasquatch easier to believe in. Now, here he is. You wanted this and now that it's actually happened you're a little stunned. Star-struck? Maybe. But he asked- demanded- that you start talking so you'd better do that."Um, yeah. Sorry about the crazy amount of arson and whatnot but I swear I've got a good reason." He only stays silent. He hasn't punched you in the face yet so you take that as a sign to keep talking. "Yesterday, when I was out doing my uh- thing. I helped out a cop being extorted by two guys that work for someone called Anarky." He perks up the smallest amount at that name. He's listening. "And he was being used to give Anarky's guys a way in to the Gotham Knight's Stadium, you don't need me to tell you that whatever they got planned is real bad news. But more than that I know where their meeting place is, a chinese food place here in the narrows called Mr.Lungs, it's at least a good place to start." You sigh big and long once were done spitting it all out.The man in black just absorbs your every word and stays silent, even after your done. And just when you're thinking that he doesn't believe you, he speaks. But not to you. He raises his arm a touches something on his gauntlet. "Robin?"A young voice answers him coming from gauntlet again. "It's legit. I'm already tracking the restaurant down now."With that, Batman turns and moves to the edge of the roof. "Hey! Wait I was already going there I-""You- are going home." He cuts you off without even turning around. "I don't know you, so you couldn't have possibly been doing this for very long at all. This situation is only going to escalate.""Oh come on! Don't give me that! Signalling you wasn't exactly easy y'know an-"Now he turns to face you- he silences you with a glare. "You've done enough."Before you can say any more he leaps off the roof. You rush over to see where he's going but he's already gone.>Y'know what? No. He doesn't get to decide that. Hell, you might even beat him there.>He might have a point. But you've come this far, you can't just leave this alone!>Maybe he's right... This is has all gotten to be a lot.>Write In?
>>1545346>He might have a point, buthe you've already come thus far, you can't just leave thus alone! Sure Bats was 100% right about us but dammit we finish what we start, people's lives are on the line if nothing else we can do that much
>>1545346>He might have a point. But you've come this far, you can't just leave this alone!
>>1545346>He might have a point. But you've come this far, you can't just leave this alone!Every hero's gotta have a start right?
>>1545374>>1545382>>1545390The call of the hero!Gimme a 1d100 and a 1d20Best of three on both
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>1545420Rolling
>sleepy is backthere he is
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>1545420HEEEERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAYYYYYY
barret the part time hero!
Rolled 24 (1d100)shit, fucked the roll
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>1545420sorry batman, we gotta fill a need.
Still need your best shot a 1d20 guys
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1545508
Rolled 15 (1d20)
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1545508Fuck it. We'll do it live.
>>1545442>>154551846 and 15Good enough, and better!>Writing
>>1545533we heroism now
>>1545533He's gone. Batmans gone and he left you hanging. You're not sure if you're pissed or somehow relieved. You didn't mean for this- for any of this to happen or to get involved with this kind of problem. Batman is one hundred percent right, you're not a bonafide super hero. But what kind of person would you be if you just up and walked away from something like this?Not someone you wanna be.First thing though. You've gotta find that chinese food joint, It should be easy enough if you just roam around. Though it might take a while. Unless... You breath in deeply searching for that feeling of freedom, that sensation you got when you lifted off for the first time. It spreads all over you, and you levitate just like you've been doing. Only this time, you break up even more of your body, until your not even sure how much of you is still solid. Then you move.It's not fast, hell you could probably sprint faster, but you're floating at an easy pace over the city. And the birds eye view it grants you is more important than speed. Now your flying (sort of) over every building in the narrows searching for any sign of Anarky's goons or the restaurant itself. Then you spot it.Lowering yourself down you read a loud red and green poster plastered on a dirty light pole. Mr.Lung's. And it's got an address. Hell yeah.It only takes about 10 minutes to reach the street where the building sits. It's equally as gaudy and loud as the poster, it's got the same awful red and green color scheme only the building has got old and cracked golden dragons statues curling around the concrete pillars at the front entrance. But you're not looking for the front door. You stay low once you get close to the building itself, a nice and shiny moon is out tonight and it really wouldn't do to get spotted now.You crawl over and around buildings in your half dust form, inching closer and closer until you reach the roof you wanna be on. From there you can see two ways in. A dimly lit balcony to the second floor, which you can hear a bit of a commotion from. Or- or you could give full disassembly a shot again and move through the vent shaft up here.Decisions.>Nothing venture, nothing gained. (will call for a roll)>Take your chances with the balcony, even if they spot you they cant touch you. If you're careful.>Ugh, maybe there's a back door?>Write-In?
>>1545680>Nothing venture, nothing gained. (will call for a roll)
>>1545539I'd rather not.Can't we just not be assholes occasionally? >Bank RobberyYeah, fine, sure, whatever, the money's insured.>Terrorist AttackNope. That's civilians.
>>1545680>Ugh, maybe there's a back door?
>>1545680>Nothing venture, nothing gained. (will call for a roll)I'm feeling lucky
>>1545680>Take your chances with the balcony, even if they spot you they cant touch you. If you're careful.Might overhear something important
>>1545730changing support to this
>>1545730Supporting.Don't want ton end up stuck in a vent.
>>1545730>>1545742>>1545748The balcony wins out with support.Give me a 1d100 though
>>1545753Kinda, but with the possibility of active villiany if we really wanted for some reason.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>1545761
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>1545761Rolling
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>1545761Arg I just posted.
>>1545768>>1545767Ain't it nice when the dice gods are on our side ?
>>1545763We just can't be a complete goody two-shoes. Unlike most super heroes we aren't already rich, or simply don't need conventional necessities. I mean, Martian Manhunter isn't human. Superman has a job he doesn't even need. Batman is fucking LOADED. All these heroes don't -need- to have lives outside of their heroism, they just choose to have them. We kind of need either a livelihood or to just straight up steal shit. Can't mooch off of Mum forever.
>>1545773We could go the Booster Gold route and get sponsorships and do advertising.
Rolled 55 (1d100)
Rolled 6 (1d100)seth rollings
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>1545761
>>1545766>86There's a good one!>Writing
>>1545773Eh, I just think going full "anti-villain that gives a shit about the city" would be a nice change from bog standard superheroics
>>1545776>Hey, Mr. Faceless strange monstrosity made of some weird particles who just broke that guy's spine would you please sell our newest hair product? You hair is quite nice, after all.I'm not going to say it's impossible, but it's probably a similar situation as to why you don't go to other literally faceless people for advertising. Even a mask is a better sell than no face at all. But you never know. Maybe there's a guy selling suits and he wants you to show it off since you can turn it to dust and keep it from getting dirty or damaged as you fight unlike the majority of other heroes. >>1545801Kinda like that not!Batman from Marvel. Moon Knight or whatever? Or am I getting his character wrong? I recall him being kind of a total dick. And crazy.
>>1545801Villain for fun but we don't want people to get hurt and will help if someone is going to actively hurt others?
>>1545807Getting to Moon Knight's level would take a lot of character change and an influx of large amounts of cash, if I remember correctly he's loaded too
>>1545807>>1545831Moon Knight's a hero that's just batshit (no pun intended) crazy and has no problems with killing people.Let's not be him.
>>1545830Maybe?We'll see where it goes.Would like to generally avoid murder though.
>>1545831Really was just basing it on his modus operandi. Or whatever. No one really wants to be a schizophrenic.
>>1545838Guys, guys. Here me out on this but I have an idea.We can be a heroic Johann LibertWhynot?.jpg
>>1545830Seems like being a villain for fun would be contrary to our character, if we were going to do criminal things I would say we should keep to the necessity side of things. We don't want to be stealing money from the crime scenes or stealthily robbing banks but we need the funding because SOME OF US AREN'T LOADED BATMAN.
>>1545830It's all fun and games until the crossover event and Galactus eats your dick off.
>>1545857>Johann Libert >pic related
>>1545858Sure, if we really need it.But unless we're in a situation where we need money fast, let's not do that.
>>1545859And then your planet.Or Carnage gets to meet you, Apocalypse thinks you're weak, you meet Thanos, you're a Jew and you meet Red Skull, etc. etc.>>1545873>>1545874I'm making a joke, a terrible one. But a joke none the less
>>1545857>straight up nihilistic fatalist assholeRrrrriiiiight.
>>1545877Exactly, my thought process on it would be that we are good while still in school and under our mother's roof but once we're out (if we get that far) it would be interested to see a superhero, especially a powered one, living on the wrong side of the tracks just scraping by by busting drug deals and mafia establishments so we can use the cash to pay our rent for another month.
>>1545879The solution is obvious, be crazier than Carnage, stronger than Apocalypse, be a worthy opponent deserving of respect from Thanos, and not be a Jew.EZ.
>>1545895We can so far turn ourselves into dust. While we could be creative with it, let's look at what we're dealing withApocalypse? Can control moleculesCarnage? No reason, will kill us for no reason, can turn parts of his body into weapons and use webbingThanos? Layers upon layers of power dickery, when the infinity gauntlet comes into play we're fuckedRed Skull? Two secretive, well funded, and pretty well armed organizations under his thumb. That's just the start. And being a Jew is just one thing that'd irk him....among manyYeah, unless our powers can get upgraded. Better pray that they just got done with someone else.
>>1545926Is a joke, calm down. Besides, remember that time Thanos personally delivered what'shisface to Death after he kicked the bucket because he was just a great foe? Yes I forget names, sue me. Yes it was a big named hero, sue me twice.As far as carnage goes, so long as he doesn't try to bond with us he is pretty ineffectual. He can web the dust but then what? Punch it? Stab it? Won't really do anything. I supposed he could eat it, but man who knows. But if you compare us to the big hitters in Marvel we'll almost always be fucked. Because the big hitters in Marvel are almost always way beyond the DC big threats in most cases. Most.
>>1545980Well, big hitters, what ever universe they came from, are to avoid at all cost.Until we are one of them
>>1545999No argument there.
>>1545785Yeah, you're not too hot on the idea of getting stuck halfway down a vent. So that leaves the lame way, or the balcony. You'll take the balcony of course. Sliding on over to the edge of the roof over the balcony itself you lower your head and take a peek inside. There's a few lounging chairs out here, lots of ash trays, and a pile of chinese food boxes a mile high but nothing relevant. And the voices inside are much louder now. But with no one in sight you're clear to make your way in.And now that you're in you can really tell that there's some bad shit going down in here. The upstairs of this place seems to be not much more than a storage area. plenty of crates and plastic tubs, even a workbench or two but not a soul in here. You check in the open crates as you glide past them, looks like bottles of chemicals? Smells like some random assortment of stuff that one shouldn't let touch their bare skin.But that commotion is getting louder by the second , maybe you should-"Dammit! This wasn't supposed to happen, what the fuck tipped the Bat and his boy off?!" A trio of... gentleman- burst into the room and slam the door behind them. "We can still get outta here man! I don't get paid enough for this!" One henchman doesn't seem to be all for getting his ass handed to him. And that first one, the big one, is none too happy about that."You bail and I'll make certain myself that Anarky finds you! Focus and find a weapon, with all the freaky shit we've been bringing in there's gotta be something we can use here."Okay, you've heard enough. You sort of 'swoop' across the floor while keeping your cloud to a minimum, going from crate to crate until you reach one of the thugs. The one who didn't bother to chat and went straight to look for an advantage. He won't find one. Before he knows it you're behind him with a nice thick loose wooden board from one of the crates. One solid swing to the head and he goes down.Of course, this means to the two swing around to spot you retreating back into cover between all the crates. "What the hell was that?!" The cowardly thug cries out. You're going for him next.You end up worming around quite a bit to avoid the angry one before you see the cowardly one just back into a corner with a knife, scanning the whole room. This shouldn't be so hard just-"You! Don't fucking move or we'll see how well you eat bullets you meta freak!" He's behind you, and with the audible click of the firearm you know he's serious. Okay, no big deal just- attack!You whip around and he curses and fires. The bullets passing through is a strange sensation to say the least but your'e unharmed. You won't be able to say the same for him. He rears his fist back for a desperate punch but you throw a punch of your own and 'harden your fist while your at it. It connects with a crunch and he goes down hard. >Continued
>>1546029You turn to the last thug, feeling a bit smug over your easy victory. But that feeling doesn't last as he's moved from his corner when you had your back turned. He's made it to one of the work benches and has grabbed a bunch of glass containers. Shit. He tosses them and they break near your feet and while you don't get any on you it gets into the air very fast and- oh god.It fucking burns! You begin to cough violently and stumble back, part of your cloud snaps back to become whole with you being again and your just trying to get away from those damn chemicals. You can hear them sizzling, burning a hole in the linoleum floor. Although you can hear the guys footsteps coming closer there's jackshit you can do about it. But then you hear the whistle of something flying through the air. And then the pained yelp of the final thug, followed by the hard thumps of a very short lived beatdown. When you finally get your senses back you pull your hood down further since you're not sure if your "mask" is still up. You take an step back when you look up and see, well. what must be Robin. The Boy Wonder."You alright there, guy? Whatever chemical cocktail that guy went tossing around can't have done wonders for your lungs." He half chuckles at his own joke. >I think I'll be fine yeah, where's Batman?>Thanks to you, yeah. I really thought I had that handled.>Woah, I guess it figures your real too, heard the Bat to you earlier.>Oh yeah, absolutely. Black lung is in style. >Write In?
>>1546034>Oh, absolutely. Black lung is in style. >Thanks to you, yeah. I really thought I had that handled."Sooooo about how mad can I expect Batman to be if he finds me here?"
>>1546046Backing this one
You know, I never understood why people find bats scary. Some of them are kinda cute. Some are ass-ugly. But they're not particularly frightening. They can startle the hell out of you but they aren't really that mean or anything. Had to deal with a few a while back in an attic. And a school. It's also always funny when you see then flying around under street lamps in the middle of the night.Silly superstitious villains. Doesn't hurt that Batman is built like a fucking freight train under than suit actually making himself scary.
>>1546067this is true
>>1546034>>Woah, I guess it figures your real too, heard the Bat to you earlier.>>Oh yeah, absolutely. Black lung is in style.
>>1546068HEY! No one gets these jokes.
>>1546034>Woah, I guess it figures your real too, heard the Bat to you earlier.
I wonder if we got gud how far we could spread our dust and how exactly we sense things through it. We could always spread out really far and "listen" in on things to spot crime or just learn shit. Be an information broker.
>>1546034>Oh yeah, absolutely. Black lung is in style.>Plus I got a sample of what they're probably planning to use at the game, eating away at my innards, so its all a win.
>>1546046>>1546072>>1546077>>1546093Good humor all around.>Writing
>>1545980Yeah, I know it's a joke. I'm just pointing out that if we were in Marvel with this power set we'd have to take a large step back.>>1546034>Oh yeah, absolutely. Black lung is in style. >I think I'll be fine yeah, where's Batman?>Thanks to you, yeah. I really thought I had that handled.I would also go for -insert named Thousand Sons character not named Magnus or Ahriman- or Keberoi
>>1546116I like the idea of a spooky ghost made of black gasses cracking dry jokes. It's JL:D-like.
>>1546129The guy we really need to buddy up with I think? John Constantine. But what say you anons?
>>1546143I'd rather not.There was already a DC Quest involving him and I'd rather do something new.
>>1546143Constantine is fucking dope as shit. But we ourselves aren't really supernatural so we're not the best suited for fighting the sort of shit he would usually deal with.
>>1546143I think a one-off adventure would be fine, but we don't even know if we're actually supernatural, yet. Besides, you never want to be Constantine's friend. It never quite works out well.
>>1546143>John Constantineid rather live thank you
>>1546149>Thinking that living after interacting with Constantine is a mercyThere are far worse fates than death, anon.
>>1546144Wait, really?>>1546148Yeah, that's what I really mean by "friend". I'd rather not deal with magical shit, but speaking of I have a perfect thing to say when dealing with someone who's magic like him or Zatana>"That's cheating you know."
>>1546158>Wait, really?Yeah. It's dead now though, but I'd still rather do something new with a different character.
>>1546158Yeah. It was a pretty good one, too, but it only lasted 11 threads, or so. I was sad when it disappeared, because it had a lot of interesting plot-lines set up.
>>1546157there a reason for John's friends die their is a demon conspiracy to kill his friends and make his life a living hell
>>1546166>>1546169May it find peace, or get restarted
>>1546158so how do you think barret got his powers anyways
>>1546185>STDFrom his mother.
>>1546198The way I see it, its either a mystical curse affecting a scientific family, that they're now trying to run from by moving to Gotham, or we got Cyborg'd by mommy dearest.
>>1546179Morgan.And metahuman gene.
>>1546213>tfw we were never a real boy at all but just a nanomachine construct
>>1546185There actually is a comic about people catching an STD that gives them powers.>>1546179>>1546198>>1546185>>1546213See this anon here >>1546223On the topic of powers. Hey QM I got a question, will we be able to expand horizons on our power?
>>1546235>wanting to expand on an already pretty OP power
>>1546235The metahuman gene isn't an STD.
>>1546252Not my fault I'm EXTREMELY powermad.>>1546263Google Death Sentence by Monty Nero anon
>>1546297>Not my fault I'm EXTREMELY powermad.Uh, yes it is. What, someone got a gun to your head making you? C'mon bruh.
>>1546311I've played a lot of Black and White 2 in my day. Lots of powertripping happened, felt good
>>1546326But in all honesty I just want to see what the end result of this will be in the power evolution cycle
>>1546116Before you speak you get a handle on your cloud and obscure your face again. "Oh yeah man, totally. Black Lung is in this season."That gets a real laugh out of him. "Something tells me you'll bounce back." He pauses."Well maybe not your threads." One look down and you see that the gasses ate ate your hoodies and jeans a bit, creating small holes in the material all over. Some don't even go all the way through but a hole is a hole. Damn. You liked this hoodie. "Man, I liked this hoodie. Whatever. Not important." You look up and get a good look at Robin. He's a teenager, gotta be. Can't be more than a year older than you- if that. His dark hair is a bit ruffled and he's got a couple of bruises on his face. "Long night?"He checks something on his belt and nods. "Yep, but so is every other night. I take it Batman told you off? Told you to stay put or go home?""Yeah, he's a cheery one.""And so talkative!" "Pfft, yeah. But obviously, I wasn't gonna leave this alone. Where is the Bat anyways?""Crashing the party downstairs. I was on cleanup upstairs. But you swept up the trash here so we should probably get going." He takes off for the stairs and you follow because what the hell else are you supposed to do."We? You obviously don't share Batman's opinion on me seeing this through." You float over a pair of downed thugs tied together with some kind of cord. "Hey, you're here aren't you? You're not letting up and no matter what Batman thinks, I think- that the best way to keep you from getting hurt or worse is to stick with you. For now." Wow. Okay you were expecting more gruff demands that you go sleep off a terror threat but this is much better. Following Robin you enter the first floor of the building and it's deserted, save for the down and out muscle."I guess the only thing to say then is- thanks. For this and the save. I thought I really had those guys back there." "No prob, happens to everyone on their first night out on the town." You find yourself smiling. Robins a good dude. Once you're in the kitchen, Robin checks his gauntlet like Batman was doing before. "Scans show we should be right where we need to be." He takes a pair of metal sticks from his belt and connects them end to end, then they extend into a long pole. He sticks one end under the stove and leverages it to the side. Revealing a door in the floor. Here we go.>Continued
>>1546373This is pretty much exactly what you expected. Not that it's a good thing. It's dark as hell down here, save for the cheap and old lighting that guides your way. Following Robin's lead you finally end up on a cat walk in a much larger room. Now this, this is where the bad shit is going down. There's way more stores of chemical in use down here then they're were in the storeroom upstairs.The stink of it all makes Robin hold his cape up over his mouth, his vampire-esque pose would make you laugh but the seriousness of this seeps in when you see Batman in the center of more than a dozen goons that were put down. He's holding a mans arms in a painful lock and well..."Who is your supplier!" He's interrogating."I don't know man! He's just some freak in mask! You two must have a lot in comm-" Batman turns his arm suddenly and all the humor has gone out of him."Don't let me see you again, or I'll break the other one.""Other o- AGGHH!" Ah, so that's what an arm breaking sounds like.Batman turns and narrows his eyes at the sight of you then regards Robin with a similar look. "I know what you're gonna say." Robin starts. "But he's here already so he's clearly not going home for the night. Right?""Um, yeah! I caught this, even if it was on accident and I'm seeing it through to the end." You steel yourself for Batman's flat out refusal. But instead he just turns his attention to the rest of the room. "Is that permission?"Robin nudges you. "As good as it's gonna get, trust me."Batman starts waving his hand and a strange piece of equipment from his belt all over the room. He isn't saying a word but you get the feeling he's learning a lot. Eventually, he lifts his arm and a floating display pops up. It flashes red with the words MATCH and Batman practically growls. "Crane."Robin sighs and you of course are in the dark.>Ok, someone fill the new guy in?>Is that bad? Sounds bad.>Is that helpful? Say yes.>Communication is not a priority with you is it?>Write-In?
>>1546379>Ok, someone fill the new guy in?>Is that bad? Sounds bad.And if he's silent or doesn't explain who Crane is, then:>Communication is not a priority with you is it?
>>1546379>Ok, someone fill the new guy in?>Is that bad? Sounds bad.Crane as in Scarecrow? He's a thing? I thought he wouldn't show up till a bit later if I'm following chronology...
>>1546379>>Ok, someone fill the new guy in?>>Is that bad? Sounds bad.
>>1546379>Is that bad? Sounds bad.
>>1546379>There's a whole bunch of Acid upstairs.>The 'eats through metal' kind, not the 'makes everything seem all melty' kind.
>>1546379>>Write-In?>"I'm pretty sure that's a winch.">Ok, someone fill the new guy in?>Is that helpful? Say yes.
>>1546379>Write-In?>"How many bird named people do you have in your life? Who's next? Shrike? Pelican? Seagull? Heron?"
>>1546438>Shrike>Jesus Christ how horrifying.
>>1546379>Write-In?"There's a lot of equipment in here, but I don't think a crane would really fit. Are you sure you don't need a forklift?"
>>1546414>>1546447Also, I like his spoilered write-in. Say that.
>>1546393Remember that time Scarecrow got picked out by a yellow power ring?
>>1546386>>1546393>>1546394>>1546400>>1546404>>1546414>>1546438Looks like a joke and a request for Info.And in this particular case, Scarecrow is relatively new but the Dynamic Duo fought him before.
>>1546464I do, Blackest Night if I remember my lantern comics. Shit was cash.
>tfw talking mad shit and throwing puns at each other with Green Arrow
>>1546534>We get in a fight against mooks with him>"Can't you just turn into gas and choke them out, or something?">"Can't you miss less?"
>>1546543Be like Deadpool's trick arrows.
>>1546486Fuck yeah it was, just fuels my asperations for getting a power ring/ hoping for a lantern quest.For dealing with Scarecrow, I got an idea: >Go gas/dust mode>Get inside him>Collapse one of his lungsFor names that are gas based I got plenty of ideas:>Sarin>Zyklon>TabunIf we end up getting an orange power ring:>Agent Orange
>>1546543>"Man, your gimmick sucks. I mean a bow, really?">"Speaking of sucking, how's your weakness to vacuums coming along?"
>>1546554Yeah, no. You've gone mad with power gaming.Besides, our name has to be Ashes.
>>1546576Hopefully our endearing/insulting nickname that someone (an enemy, Catwoman, etc.) gives us is Dust Bunny.
>>1546576No I haven't! YOU HAVE!But I don't want our supername to be shared with- on second thought THIS is worse >>1546581
>>1546588It's a nickname someone gives us, not our actual super name you dim cunt.
>>1546562>"Can't you just sneak in through the crack under the door?">"It's because I'm black smoke, isn't it?! Fucking typical.">>1546588The only Ash-like name I can remember was a Green Lantern who barely even existed.
>>1546588>>1546576We're all aware we can harden our body too right? It's not just dematerializing we can also compress our molecular structure to make us dense as fuck.
>>1546600As dense as a shonen protagonist?
>>1546597I know that it is you prick, it's just that it'd be one of the worst nicknames for a dust-themed hero to get.Well...if it's ashes we could always be called Grandpa
>>1546610So hard we wouldn't break if we broke
>>1546600We could call ourselves Space, in reference to the fact that we're changing the space between atoms in our body.
>>1546597>>1546611Oioi calm down you buncha fegs.
>>1546625Spacer, Duster, Smoker, Scatter
>>1546625what about wraith since we are kind of wraith like in terms of powers
>>1546636I don't like the -er thing. Just leave it at one syllable. Space, Dust, Smoke, Scat.
Ryk?basically icelandic for dust
>>1546648I c what u did thur
>>1546643Maybe Ghast.>http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Wraith_(Prime_Earth)>>1546648Ha.>>1546650The protagonist of the other DC quest is named Rick Regal, so probably not.
>>1546643We could be called something cloud-related, since clouds are all 3 stages of matter depending on the time.
>>1546648>ScatNope. Not at all. Never. But good joke>>1546663Hot diggity goddamn man
>>1546650>>1546655ysbryd.It's welsh for "ghost"
>>1546658Stratus? Super misleading, people would underestimate us CONSTANTLY! That's half the battle won!
>>1546669You mean it's Welsh for "gibberish".
>>1546674Stratos is already a weather-controlling villain.
>>1546677All Welsh is gibberish. It's just what kind of gibberish that's important.
Kurz? (i'm essentially just running the word dust through different google translate filters) polish in this case
>>1546669>ysbrydYes, is bird. Is lots of bird.
What about Deposit? Deposition is the transition from gas to solid.
>>1546484The air in this room just got a hell of a lot heavier and it ain't all these nasty chemicals. "Crane? I'm pretty sure that's a winch." The pair of heroes remain silent, but you see Robin stifle a chuckle. At least someones not completely joyless. "In all seriousness though, who the heck is Crane?"Robin looks to Batman, he nods, giving unspoken permission. "Jonathan Crane is a talented psychologist and chemist who also happens to be criminally insane. A good while back he planted bombs containing his special toxin in the city, and pretended to work with the police."Of course, of course someone with a skill set like that uses it for evil. "And what does his 'specialty' do? Acid? Because there was plenty upstairs."Batman shakes his head. "It is a powerful hallucinogenic drug, he often uses it in a gaseous from. It makes the fears of the victim seem incredibly real. To the point where violent panic is practically guaranteed."Oh. "And he wants to fill an entire stadium with that crap?!""Not him, we've deduced that he's only given- or more likely sold the means to create the fear toxin to Anarky. Who want's it for that purpose." "Anarky's MO is chaos for the betterment of society." Robin explains. "He thinks he's helping." You share a city with many many lunatics. "Ok so now we just find Anarky right? One of these gentleman ought to be willing to cooperate with Batman right?""Already on it." Robin states as he's messing with a blocky cell phone looking device. An early cell phone. Like a Nokia brick. "We tap into their secure comms, that aren't nearly as secure as they think. And then weeee... uh-oh.""Spit it out Robin." Batman is getting impatient and you can't blame him"They were able to put out an alert before we took them down. They know we know and they're moving their operation to the city outside the stadium. Tonight."Uh-oh is right.>End of session>Sorry for the delay, that took a bit longer than I'd like. I'll be around for questions as always. I do have a question for you guys though. How is the pacing? I feel like I should pick it up a bit. Make the updates a little less thick and focus on details only when they really matter.
>>1546704I think the pacing is good. The updates are fun to read, so it doesn't matter if they're longer than other quests. Your quest is good because its being done in a good style. Please don't change it.
>>1546704I think the pacing is fine.You're doing good, Sleepy.
>>1546704Pacing is great dude! Especially the descriptors of the characters actions. This is a whole lot less of a visual medium compared to the comics the quest is based on, so those are obviously really important, and you more than do it justice. My only concern is it would get a bit tedious during any fight scene. Cheating would definitely be allowed there, keeping most of the fight short but descriptive enough to keep our attention.
>>1546704You need to drop ten best girls all at once so you can short-circuit anon's waifuminds. I'm kidding, you're doing great.
>>1546715>>1546723>>1546725>>1546737Well then. Consider me convinced. >drop ten best girls all at onceThere will be waifus, eventually.
>>1547261Oh and don't forget to check out my Twitter. @SleepyQMI'll be running tomorrow again but it could change.
>>1547261As long as one of the waifus is Cheetah so we can laugh at all the closet ailurophiles who out themselves. Also Hawkgirl fans. Damn ornithophiles. Hell, even the dendrophile Poison Ivy fans! We all know Batman is a nyctophile. And here's a shout out to all the thanatophiles. But most importantly I want to inform all of you that because your choices of waifu do not align with mine, you are all coprophiles.I may be drunk no bully.
>>1547261Artemis is already there.
>>1547500Artemis is a pretty solid waifu, but I hope we keep her as a friend and confidante. She's a better friend than love interest.
>>1547786Wow rood, dont friendzone her yet.
Nah, its happening.Artemis is forever stuck in the friendzone.Barring some weird roofying and baby making.Is that how Damien Wayne came to be?
>>1547932Nah, everyone wants that Batdick. And Bruce dick. I'm sure as shit they didn't want that fuckwad of a kid, though.
>>1547786>>1547932I'm fine with Artemis being either our waifu or our best friend.She's pretty good in both roles, I think.
Can we be gay for Dick . . . Grayson?
>>1548167>Not Tim Drake It's like you don't WANT to steal Starfire's Husbando.
>>1548167>>1548171NO WAIT FUCK I MEANT JASON TODD
>>1548733>>1548733>>1548733>>1548733>>1548733New thread for those of you still here!
>>1539081Hey, if its good enough for Jay Garrick.
>>1552262you mean Alan Scott