Welcome to DCAQ. Here we follow our hero Isaac Morrison or as the world may soon know him Oceanus, in his adventures in the DC universe. Last thread we took out some blockheads with our water and ice powers, but things took a serious turn when the authorities turned their attention from the stolen blockbuster serum to the suspected metahuman who captured it's users in ice. Leaving town was the only rational option. We decided to head clear across the nation to LA where our family friend informs us is the last known location of our father who has been gone for over a year now. As for rules, there will be options after most updates to vote on. The option with the most votes wins after 10 minutes or a specified amount of time. I may call a vote early if I am prepared with the writing and it becomes overwhelmingly in favor of 1 option. Some action require rolls on a 1d100 crits on 1-2 and 99-100, I will call for a roll after an option has won and only the first 3 rolls after I call it count. Write ins are always welcome, I have veto power on them and may assign a roll. With all that said let's get this show on the road. Previous thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/916851/
Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc-7G2OSsBY&ab_channel=Eggman909 You’ve been driving for awhile when you see the “Welcome to Pennsylvania” sign illuminated in your headlights. You’ve been cycling radio stations to see if anything about a manhunt, more specifically a manhunt featuring a 22 year old 5’ 11’’ white male with potential metahuman powers and a grey 2001 Chevrolet express heading west, but you find nothing. This either means they are not searching that hard for the moment or are playing their card close to their chest. Either way you intend to push forward to find the only blood relative who has been a part of your life and the answers he might have to questions that have been burning ever since you nearly took some kids eye out with the stream when he cut you off from the drinking fountain 11 years ago. You realize you should call Cat and explain her prediction about you getting snatched up by some clandestine operation we're only half true, as you escaped the snatching part with the help of a man with no face and a blue trenchcoat.“Hello” you say when she picks up in a sunny voice not really appropriate for the situation.“Isaac I have two thing to say, one is I told you so, the other is I’m glad you’re safe. I didn't know if they got to you or not. They enacted a curfew out here and every way in or out of town is blocked off.”“Yeah, well I wanted to update you on my situation.” You say.>Tell her the whole story>Tell her your plans, leave out the personal stuff>Say you’re fine and you’re working on getting through this
>>949703>Tell her the whole story
>>949703>Say you’re fine and you’re working on getting through this
>>949703>>Say you’re fine and you’re working on getting through this
Writing>>949734>>949753we can see ur ID, samefag
>>949765deleted because it felt to preachy. sorry.
>>949786What I saw was fine, I encourage write in. I was actually gonna make that point myself.
>>949793shit sorry. I reread it and thought it sounded to much like me talking out of my ass. I can rewrite it if you want.
fuck you crista, you a bitch
>>949703>>949753>>949756You tell her that you are just working on getting some distance between you and NY and that you have a tentative plan but can't share it just yet.“Normally I’d be mad at you not trusting me more but I understand in this case. Thanks for calling me anyway.”“Anyway besides all that, throw this phone away and get a burner, they might start tracking you that way. Don’t stay in one place for too long and don't do anything too conspicuous unless you have to. You've done well throwing them off thus far but they’ll get closer with every move you make that isn't moving directly towards your goal, call me on the burner later. And good luck”>Pursuers status: picking up trailYou drive further into the night and reach Columbus, Ohio. You’ve been here once before but are not really all that familiar with the city. As for now you are just here to get some shut eye in a random parking garage and refuel both the car's tank and your own. You wake up to hear some commotion on the lower level.>Check it out>Take a look, but keep your distance>ignore it, you can't afford trouble right now>write in
>>949830>Take a look, but keep your distance
>>949830>>Take a look, but keep your distance
calling it, writing
You take a look at the suit Cat made still in the box. It's the best thing you have as far as protection for your identity and flesh go. You slip it on and creep down the ramp one level to be greeted with a strange sight. Several strangely dressed (even considering your current attire) men and women have accosted a man and he seems in a bad way. Upon closer inspection all the assailants seem to be wearing nazi iconography. “Finally found you, Heywood” The blonde man in green who appears to be their leader says. “Yes, our benefactor will be most pleased” a woman with a heavy german accent chimes in. “Any last words Untermensch” The man calls out for help, but no one else is around>Help him>dont
You step out of the shadows to confront the nazis. There are 4 of them in total, only the man in green looks to be a threat.“Who dares interfere with the plans of the 4th Reich, I Captain Nazi demand to know who you are”. “I am Oceanus” you say in your most heroic voice. “And I can't think of a better villain that the nazis to break my new threads in.”“Awww, a vigilante thinks to challenge our might” one of the other goons chimes in. “Come on then let's see what you're made off.” The woman and Captain Nazi hang back as the other two charge you.>Freeze one solid (specify incase in ice or freeze through for lethal) (59)>Rupture the water pipes in the ground and trip them up (45)>Bring water pipe overhead down on them (35)>write in
>>949962>Rupture the water pipes in the ground and trip them up (45)Damn nazzies
>>949962>>Freeze one solid (specify incase in ice or freeze through for lethal) (59)LethalThey're fucking nazis
>>949968>>949976tie, either write in or next unique poster to vote on one of these.
>>949962>>Rupture the water pipes in the ground and trip them up (45)
>>950028I meant roll
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>950030
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>950030
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>950028
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>950030
You focus on the water running through the pipes in the ground. You force the pressure to build until the pipes rupture upward through the asphalt right under the two stormtroopers, tripping them both up. One hits his head and falls unconscious the other gets his legs twisted in the pipes but is not down quite yet. “Interesting” the woman comments. “Let's see how you like this, worm” She produces a uzi from behind her and aims right for you. Your suit can stop small arm but you guess this will still hurt.>Dodge (49)>dodge and counter (65)>Ice wall (20) >write in
>>950114>Ice wall (20)
>>950114>Ice wall (20)Need coverage from other stuff as well
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>950193
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>950193
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>950193
>>950201You put up a wall of ice to block the bullets. But the wall doesn't from all the way and shatters on the ground before the bullets reach it, you take most of the shots to center mass. It hurts like hell and you probably broke something. But you’re not quite done yet. “Damn, I’m out captain” the woman says. “He’s got abilities like you do, only you can take him.”“With pleasure”, replied the man as he leaps through the remains of the ice wall, Knocking you backwards. The real fight begins now.
Sorry to cut it short again guys but some family flew in delayed and I have to pick them up, I was supposed to get them b4 we started. I might switch up the format to run for 2 hours 3 4 or 5 times a week instead if this keeps up. Next thread will probs be monday. I'll answer questions when I get back.
>>950228See you later
>>949826Crista is fine. She's just being sassy. This is a new world for her.
You pick yourself up and ready yourself to face the leader of this little gang, from that hit you took you can guess that he has some sort of enhanced strength. Captain Nazi roars and charges you again. He is closing the distance fast you can't take the full force of this again. >Put an ice column between you and him (60)>Dodge (55)>Dodge and fire ice projectiles (80)>try making an armour of ice to tank the hit (90)>write in
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>956485
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>956485
>>956489fuck ya a crit
normally Id wait for a third roll, but its a slow start tonight and chances are we wont have a negating crit, writing.
>>956455>>956489You relax all of your muscles and right before his fist collides with your face you use the water that was pooling on the ground from the burst pipes to launch yourself clear of the blow. The bewildered captain looks back at you in shock and does nothing to stop himself from going out the window four stories to the streets below. He probably isn't done, but it will take him a minute or 2 to get back up here. You decide to use this time to your advantage. >take out the woman and the one still conscious goon (35)>Begin to flood and freeze the rest of the floor, create home field advantage (40)>Move the injured man to a more safe position (50)>write in
>>956514>>take out the woman and the one still conscious goon (35)
>>956514>take out the woman and the one still conscious goon (35)It will help keep the man safe as well
>>956514> knock out the women and the goonMama said knock you out
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>956540
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>956540
uhh guys you gotta rollits' dice+1d100 in the options field
>>956558yes, its 3 rolls. a critfail can still fuck us. and I know we have enough anons to do 3 rolls now.
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>956540Watch this shit nigga
>>956514>>956542You dispatch the remaining threats rather easily, simply freezing the already downed goon in place. And collapsing another pipe on the woman's head knocking her out cold (heh). You brace yourself for the return of the Aryan ubermensch and sure enough he climbs back in the window a bit bruised from his fall but still raring to go. “Never have I been so humiliated, I will show you the power of the National Socialist party when I break you over my knee and drag your corpse back to my employer.”“Employer? So you just sold out instead of fighting for “the glory of the fatherland” or whatever”.“All movement require funds to jump-start fool. And wiping out some random families for a ridiculous sum of money is an opportunity to speed up our resource gathering efforts by years.”“Cool I guess, let's get on with this. The cops are probably on their way”“With pleasure little man” >charge him (50)>go on defensive (50)>pelt him with ice projectiles (70)>attempt to flood the room some more (65)>write in
>>956600>>charge him (50)its time to go on the offense
>>956600>go on defensive (50)
>>956600>>attempt to flood the room some more (65)
>>956600>>charge him (50)
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>956625
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>956625ok here we go
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>956625
>>956632You decide it's time to end this, his strength will overwhelm your defences eventually. You create a mist in the air using the water pooling around the burst pipes then coat your fists in a thick layer of ice and charge him. The captain meets your charge head on but the cold mist disorients him and you crack in the face once, then a hammerfist to his ribs has him doubled over. Another hammerfist to the back of his head has him on the ground. But he picks himself and glares at you. Perhaps thinking it's time to retreat. He them makes a mad dash for the window in a attempt to escape.>let him go and check on his victim, you need to get out soon as well>attempt to pursue (85)
>>956651>>attempt to pursue (85)
>>956651>let him go and check on his victim, you need to get out soon as wellNo time! Cops are coming
>>956651>>let him go and check on his victim, you need to get out soon as well
>>956651>>956658>>956659>>956669You decide to let the leader run, you have his buddies incapacitated and time is not on your side. You run over to the man the 4th Reich was pursuing and help him get to his feet, or foot as he seems to be an amputee. “Are you alright man?” you ask the man. “Who are you? and why were those neo nazis chasing you?” “I don't know, they crashed my family reunion. I don't know who else escaped or why they attacked. My grandpa fought in world war 2 but that’s all I can think of. Oh, yeah sorry my name is Nathaniel Heywood I used to play for Ohio state but now I’m kinda at a loss of purpose... and limb”. You look at his leg, the wound is several months old so probably not caused by his attackers.“Do you need anything else?” you ask.“Just call the cops or something, these guys won't wake up anytime soon. Thanks for saving me back there, I would not have made it out on my own. You called yourself Oceanus right? I'll be sure to remember that. Now get out of here, I doubt you want to be around when the fuzz shows up”.With that said you head back up to your car and leave columbus behind. You managed to stock up on food and fuel and buy a burner phone like Cat told you. Listening to the radio you can gather that the media has begun covering your fight in the parking garage. You know those chasing you will catch wind of this and zero in on you sooner or later.Pursuers status: picked up trailYou open your map and look at several possible next destinations on your way to LA. You find 3 possible candidates.>Southwest to Lexington>Northwest to Chicago>dead West to Central city
>>956680>>Northwest to Chicago
>>956680>>Southwest to Lexington
>>956680>>dead West to Central cityi cant deny my love of the flash
>>956680>dead West to Central cityHope, it's Wally
>>956691>Hope, it's Wally>At the beginning of DC
>>956708One can dream...
>>956680>>>Northwest to Chicago
>>956680In an abandoned building several blocks from the parking garage, captain nazi has evaded the police and makes an important phone call.“Sir, I am sorry to report we failed in our mission. Nathaniel Heywood has escaped along with several of the children of the Heywood family. We did get the man himself and all other adult family members thought.”“I'm disappointed in you Kreiger, This should have been child's play even without your abilities. I don't think I have any more use for you and your crew if this is the best you can offer me” the voice on the other end growls.“But sir,” Captain nazi interjects, “we were ambushed by another superpowered individual, he wore a blue suit with some sort of scuba mask. He was around 6 feet tall, white, and had dark brown hair. He called himself Oceanus and he commanded the water around him and channeled ice through his hands.” “That doesn't sound like any vigilante I have observed. And with the scuba mask he most likely is not Atlantian. I shall have to keep an eye on this oceanus. As for your kreiger, you still underpreformed on my expectations even with the intervention of this new hero. I am dismissing you from my service as of right now. I may contact you again but do not count on it. You will be paid for the 2 jobs you've done for me before this one and that is all, goodbye and do not try to contact me again” The gruff sounding man hangs up.Captain Nazi growls in frustration. “That Worm! He cost me half my crew and a fruitful business connection, if i ever get my hands on him I will pay back this humiliation 10 fold.”>Captain nazi and the 4th Reich are now considered Oceanus rouges. Villains you encounter that have no or little affiliation with other heroes may fixate on you.
>>956738>>956691>>956687>>956682deadlocked for chicago or central. Im calling a new vote between these 2 options
>>956751>ChicagoJust roll for it
>>956767I will if it remains deadlocked after time runs out
roll 1D2 1 is central 2 is chicago, best of 3 rolls.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>956781i think you should have been the one to roll for this
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>956781
>>956783I wanted it to be ultimatley the anons decision, 3 rolls makes it so 1 anon dosent "decide". I think this is the most transparent. I dont like hidden QM rolls for things like this.
>>956794>I dont like hidden QM rolls for things like this.it dosent have to be hidden you could have rolled it in your post
After much internal debate, you head for Chicago, Thinking taking a slightly less direct route will confuse your pursuers regarding your final destination. The drive takes roughly 5 and a half hours so you have plenty of time to make some calls if you want.radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwqMKf7r7Xg&ab_channel=Audio4You>call Cat>call Ray>call Benny>try and call your uncle>just drive
>>956814>>call Raydid we get a burner phone
>>956833Oops, wrong one.>Call Ray
>>956814You call Ray to update him on your situation, he informs you that the authorities have mostly left town in pursuit of you and that he heard about you little stunt in Columbus. He gives you the whole speech about being careful and tells you not to stick your neck out too far while these people are looking for you. “But other than that i'm proud of you kiddo, I’m not quite old enough to have had the chance to kick some nazi ass back in my day. So i'm glad you picked up my slack.” You say goodbye to your friend/caretaker and settle in for the rest of the drive.You drive until you hit the Chicago city limits. You grab a bite to eat and top off your tank in case this is your only opportunity. You decide to rest in your van for the rest of the evening as you turn on the radio. After an hour or so of listening to music an emergency signal blares over the radio “Warning: Kord industries is being targeted by an individual wielding an unidentified weapon. We strongly urge all citizens to stay clear of the areas surrounding Kord Industries until the situation is contained”. Well that sounds fucking ominus. You think hard on what to do.>go and check it out>leave it be, you don't need the heat
>>956904>>go and check it outits Ted Kord we cant ignore him
>>956904>>go and check it out
>>956904>go and check it out
>>956904>>leave it be, you don't need the heatI don't know jack about kold
>>956945he's the blue beetleand runs with booster gold
>>956904This might not be the best for your health but you might be able to help out, you don your suit and head downtown toward Kord Industries to find a man in a blue suit trying to fight off another man in a green hood. “It’s useless Beetle” the hooded man shouts, “I have total control over the elements, you cannot win give up the prometheum”. He turns toward you “whats this? You don't seem to be another beetle despite the blue” he laughs. The one called “Blue Beetle” turns to you also. “You don't seem to be with Dr. Alchemy, please assist me in dispatching him. He cannot be allowed to get to the prometheum inside the lab”.You nod in response and take stock of the situation, Dr. Alchemy is floating about 35’ off the ground and the beetle is up there with him with the help of some sort of jet pack. There are still civilians trapped in the area as well as the police maintaining a perimeter around the conflict.>Shoot at Dr. Alchemy with ice (68)>create some footholds and raise yourself up there with them (30)>Sweep the area for stranded civilians (65)>write in
>>957012>>Shoot at Dr. Alchemy with ice (68)
>>957012>>Sweep the area for stranded civilians (65)
>>957012>Sweep the area for stranded civilians (65)
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>957067
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>957067come on now
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>957067jobbin
>>957080OR ROLLING LIKE A HERO
>>957080That was close
>>957080Neither you or the Beetle can be very effective while worrying about collateral damage. You feel through the water around you and can sense 8 people still trapped inside. Luckily the sprinklers went off and the building is soaked or you wouldn't have been able to sense them. It takes you a few minutes to run through the building and guide them to safety. They thank you and ask your name.“Oceanus” you reply “don't worry the beetle and I will take care of this guy shortly”. The gathered crowd cheers as you and the one's you rescued come into view. You don't have time to bask in the adulation as Dr. Alchemy seems to have Beetle on the ropes. The Dr. has not noticed you yet.>shoot him (70)>make footholds and climb up to where the fight is happening (40)>write in
>>957101>shoot him (70)
>>957101>>shoot him (70)
>>957101>>make footholds and climb up to where the fight is happening (40)im gonna play it safe
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>957149
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>957149
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>957149
>>957153And we just missed it.
>>957163atlest we didnt hit beetle
>>957101>>957152>>957153>>957155You loose a torrent of ice shards up toward the Dr. He is to far away to accurately hit him with an icicle spear so this is your best option for range. However most of your shots go wide with the one's that do hit serving only to annoy the Dr.“Is that all you've? If so you’ll never be able to stand against the master of elements.” Dr. Alchemy says mockingly.At least your distraction gave Beetle a chance to regain balance. And with the civilians gone to safety the two of you prepare to take on this eccentric foe.
That's all for tonight, thanks for joining us. Im gald I got 3 hours and change in this time after having to cut it short last 2 sessions. Ill be around very breifly for questions and as always updates will be posted on my twitter @TheKekeromancerIf the next thread isnt tommorow (which is 50/50 at this point) it may not be until after christmas, sorry but obligations ya know.
>>957201thank you for running
>>957201god dammit @TheKekromancer, my spelling and grammer suffer when ive been doing this a few hours. something to work on I guess.
>>957201is our use of powers over time lowering some of the DC need to passand his our Hero name slowly getting around to the general populace
Posting from my phone.>>957214Yes, but it mostly depends on the enemy and exact circumstances more than anything, we are improving.This is our first big public outing. We'll see how we fare.
>>957229>Yes, but it mostly depends on the enemy and exact circumstances more than anything, we are improvingok so things like getting an area wet with water would make fighting some one easier in later rounds of rolling then
>>957245yes. It may also open up new options for attacks in that specific circumstance.
>>957260At least the Nazis aren't going to be funded by Savage now.
All of this heroism will get us caught. We have to train to prepare. Hope we find dad and get some good training.
>>957267They already made several million off whover was employing them, but yes.
>>957341I mean, it's still better
I'd just like to appear with the proposition of going bad and taking up the moniker of The Dastardly Diver.Or if we stay as a hero, like we should; >The Penguin(While constantly having to go out of our way to explain that their are no relations)>Deep End>The Arctic Avenger>The Ice Cold Kid>Charybdicide(Or C-Cide for short. Play on words meaning that we are the guy who slays legendary foes, and a Seaside pun)>Deep Floe(Plays on the radio background, while also being ice/water themed)Going by Oceanus is going to get us in trouble with the Atlanteans, the Amazons, or the New Gods for name-stealing.
>>958567That's super duper meta though
>>958567>Going by Oceanus is going to get us in trouble with the Atlanteans, the Amazons, or the New Gods for name-stealing.I don't know who they are but fuck them.
>>958567I don't think he will get in trouble.Become buddies with Aquaman when?
>>958567Nigga fuck ALL them punk ass BITCHES. Two of them we can straight up drown, the only ones who're cause for alarm are the New Gods
Can Isaac transform into water or that's something we need to learn/train?
>>959277I also just really don't care for the name that was picked. I would've voted for Riptide if I'd been there for that second session.More names:>Crest/Wavecrest>The Seal>New Wave(again, playing off the radio thing)>Water Boy>Wetsuit>Ocean Man>The Blue Diver(Nothing wrong with having a true golden age name)>Scuba Man
>>959470uhh you cant drown atlanteans
>>959514But you can freeze them though why would we?
You guys are missing the point. I just want to change the kind of pretentious name that two of us picked.
>>959508Im ok with the name, even if i didn't get to suggest undertow or something. Let it go.Also, those names are terrible, except new wave.Thats kind of cool.
>>959537I don't find the name pretentious. It's fine.
>>959567Wait, undertow has been taken already. And it was a cool name as well
>>959581>Calling yourself the name of a god>Four syllable, one word name>Not pretentiousI disagree, but I guess it's a matter of taste. I'll let it go.
Quick question: what's the current date?
>>962327Mid October 2003
>>959508It's too late, and Oceanus isn't even that bad. But really, Ocean Man?
>>964157>The current year-13>Not liking campy semi-ridiculous names that are accurate.
>>968362I only really have a problem with it because of the song
>>959508Kind of dig new wave.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
new thread because were on page 10 after 3 day cutoff.>>976678