Important Info: http://pastebin.com/ZycWvygUKnown Character Info: http://pastebin.com/mP36hnjYYou are Tom Gainer, a recently registered Class 5 Super and, as of a last evening, a volunteer Cape aiming to remove the notorious, and highly dangerous Odinsons Motorcycle Club from Downtown Crimson Beach. You have met two new allies in this venture: another volunteer Super known as Grey Knight and a Union Cape named Tiffany Cooke aka Cicada Killer. The latter of whom has given you her number.It is the next day and Jim informs you that he will be busy most of today with his actual job as a construction worker and advises you that you should probably be looking for work as well. After all, volunteer Capes don't actually get paid, unlike their professional counter parts.Alternately, you think, you could scout out the local Super talent at Platinum Towers and see who else might be willing (or crazy enough) to join up with you and Grey Knight in taking down the Odinsons. Thinking of GK, you pull his card out of the pocket of your ratty and weathered jeans. You might also give him a call and see what he has to say about this whole mess.Alternately again, you could give Cicada Killer a call and see what she is up to. After your little... interview, you feel she might like a follow up to it... maybe over some coffee.OR! You could go out and actually get some new clothes. You've been wearing the same three outfits for six months and they're starting to fall apart. Plus, with your nicely trimmed beard, you think you could do with a matching haircut.>Go scout out Platinum Towers>Call Grey Knight for a meeting>Call Cicada Killer for a date>Get some clothes/haircut>Write In
>>46210144>>Get some clothes/haircutbest to not look like a hobo for the rest of this
>>46210144>Get some clothes/haircut
>>46210144>>Go scout out Platinum Towers>>46210212You better not be trying to lose the beard.
>>46210260Not at all, but we're a pretty shit tier supper if we have a bad haircut and clothes that are falling apart.
>>46210144>Call Grey Knight for a meetingNobody suspects the hobo of being a class 5. Hide in plain sight.
>>46210212>>46210248Majority Wins! New duds, here we come!
>>46210302Bad hair? Washed? Solution: brush/comb! Manly ponytail if long enough.Maybe not this long.
>>46210384Problem is we want to be a hero, not a Mongol.
>>46210403>Maybe not this long.Ehh. Do we have to get a short cut like every big cape? Batman, Superman, Green Lantern...
>>46210212>>46210248You look down at your clothes and sigh disapprovingly. The designs are faded, the fabric is torn t sheds in several areas, especially around the sleeves and pants legs. Its time for some new threads. On top of that, the red dye in your hair is long overdue for a touch up. Your real hair color, chestnut brown, shows through a good inch and a half. You think about where the closest clothing store is in relation to Jim's house. A sliver of apprehension wedges it into your brain. Most of these kinds of stores were located in Uptown; where the gang known as the Scrappers are set up. From what you remember from Jim, they were the first Villain gang to emerge with enough members to take a section of the city. The largest section if you remember right. You don't know anything about the Scrappers other than that and it bothers you a little. You can probably handle a little scuffle, but you aren't sure you want to do like the Union and start a war on multiple fronts just yet.>Change your mind (Write in or choose a previous option)>Go ahead. You haven't done anything to them, they have no reason to stop you.
>>46210599>Go ahead. You haven't done anything to them, they have no reason to stop you.
>>46210599>>Go ahead. You haven't done anything to them, they have no reason to stop you.Scout them out if they show up
>>46210599>Change your mind (Write in or choose a previous option)Go to a safer one. When we make an entrance, it needs to be with backup and big. We can't take on multiple 5's yet.
>>46211000Well that's not ominous in the slightest, nice trips btw
I hope we go for the suave look, we can get a job as a DJ and turn a club into our base
>>46211052Think of the Bass we'd have access too! The music, the Booze, the tech... The groupies...who we ignore
>>46210625You shake away the feeling and tell yourself you haven't done anything to get the gang angry at you. You'll be fine as long as no one starts anything with you. And even then, you're a Class 5. Not many people are going to be able to do much to you.You don't have Jim's truck, but Uptown isn't more than a 10 minute walk away from the gated community. It isn't long before a string of shops started lining the streets rather than apartments or houses. Its strange since now, all of these shops have bars over their windows and doors. A few even have wrought-iron shutter gates off to one side. It is a far cry from what you had become familiar with just six months prior.First on your agenda is clothing. You have 98 dollars plus a 100 dollar gift card Jim is letting you use to cover some of these costs. 198 dollars total to cover clothing and a haircut/styling. >The fancier store (one outfit $150, rich kid look)>The hipster store (3 outfits $116. You kind of look like an urban lumberjack. You aren't sure if its ironic or not)>The bargain store (5 outfits $68. They're decent, but you're sure the clothes won't last too long with your current plans)>Target (4 outfits $102. Its a little bland, but they're durable clothing.)>With all of these, feel free to describe your ideal Tom outfit.
>>46211141>Target (4 outfits $102. Its a little bland, but they're durable clothing.)
>>46211141>>The bargain store (5 outfits $68. They're decent, but you're sure the clothes won't last too long with your current plans)
>>46211141>The bargain store (5 outfits $68. They're decent, but you're sure the clothes won't last too long with your current plans)
Slim lined jeans (blue), grey tank top, aviators, fashionable swag, faux-hawk hair cut, 5 o'clock shadow
>>46211154>>46211213>>46211277Survey says: The Rich Person's Wal-Mart! Here's a second chance to describe Tom's default outfit and hairstyle since only one person has made a description.
>>46211355Slim blue jeans, boombox tee, aviators, side part, muzak accessories.
>>46211355I'm the one whom wrote that description, anyone got anything against it?
>>46211408I'm keen for a think weave tank top and a faux but otherwise I'm cool with this, should he get some chunky headphones?
>>46211250>5 o'clock shadow>losing the beardFuck that and fuck you right up the ass with a cactus you fucking piece of shit.
>>46211411we're not the kind of faux-hawk person
>>46211355Im cool with anything as long as we keep the beard
>>46211474We can go full Monarch with the beard
>>46211446All my yes. Classy shit, no Dr. Dre.Why faux?
>>46211496I dunno, just strikes me as the confident DJ like haircut without been to hipster, that and we can dye the raised part red
So consensus is slim blue jeans, grey tank top with boombox decoration, aviators, fauxhawk and keeps the beard, generic label head phones.Is this correct?
>>46211563no Mohawk or gaux hawkmpls
>>46211563no fauxhawk pls, the rest is fine
>>46211563I'm cool with it.
>>46211563No fauxhawk please. good with everything else
You decide on Target and wind up spending a bit of money on a few outfits. They're durable and pretty flexible, but still fashionable enough that you won't look like a hobo who just lifted from a Goodwill. Now you just need to take care of the hair situation. You find that the stylist you used to get your hair as red as it was still open for business. They recognize you in a heartbeat as a previous client, which impresses you, and they offer you a small discount for your repeat business, which impresses you even more. You decide you want to trim things down a bit, but decline their offer for a faux hawk. Instead you opt for a part. They do touch up the hair coloring on top, but tell you that keeping the sides your natural hair color will look smoother with your beard. You make it clear you are adamant about your beard staying and you like the look of only the top being red. All in all, your trip lasted around 3 hours and the entire thing went without a singe disturba-"Don't turn around." A feminine voice whispers in your ear. You feel a small prodding at the center of your back.>Do as they say>Turn and try to take the object pointed at you.(Agility d100+20)>Bluff>Use sound powers (d100+10)>Write in
Rolled 66 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>46211854>Turn and try to take the object pointed at you.(Agility d100+20)
Rolled 12 + 22 (1d100 + 22)>>46211854>>Turn and try to take the object pointed at you.(Agility d100+20)
Rolled 70 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>46211854>>Use sound powers (d100+10)>implying this won't go horribly wrong like every other use of sound powers except that one time
>>46211854is it her dick
>>46211949Its a pretty decent roll, but Agility is the popular solution this time. Either way, I'll let you know you would have succeeded.>>46211880>>46211923Writan
>>46211854>Write inWell then what the hell am I supposed to do? You only gave me one instruction and that only involves me not doing something.I'd like to throw in more motor mouth stuff for our guy since it looks like he's going that way
>>46212029>actually get a decent sound roll>it doesn't winC'est la vie
>>46211880You slowly move to set down your bags, acting like you are going along with whatever she had planned for you, but it just frees your hands for what happens next. With amazing speed, you turn and pull whatever the girl is pointing at you forwards before twisting it out of her hands. You discover it is some kind of billy club and a strap keeps it tethered to its owner: a tall, but slender girl in a black hoodie. You can't make out her face well because of the hood."H-hey!" She shouts while defiantly trying to reclaim her weapon. You yank on the club, which pulls her off her feet."Hey nothing! What the hell did you think you were doing?!" You demand answers from a position of superiority."I was... I was watching you. You left Longboat Landing." You vaguely remember that was the name of the gated community. "I... wanted you to answer a few questions.">Believe her?>Doubt?>Ask a clarifying question?
>>46212259Why were you watching me, what questions, and why shouldn't I turn you in right now?
>>46212259And what you couldn't walk up and say hi like a normal person?(betting on Jim's daughter)
>>46212300I was gonna post this same image.>>46212259>Doubt?
>>46212281>>46212318>>46212300I can do all of these! Writtan
>>46212412"And, what? You couldn't just walk up and say hi like a normal person?" You chastise her and she lowers her head in what you guess is embarrassment. You sigh and let go of the club. She doesn't try to run, so you just ask more questions. "Why were you watching me?""I was looking for someone else, but I read your description in the paper and though I'd follow you." Oh yeah, the article about the Talons. You guess you are pretty distinct even without an actual picture."Okay, but stalking and assault are crimes. Why shouldn't I turn you in right now?" You probably could do much worse things than report her, but you are at least trying to at like a Cape while you're volunteering."I... I don't know. I guess I'm just trying to appeal to your better nature." You let out a huff. Its such a cop-out answer..."Okay. What questions did you want to ask.""Jim. The big minotaur guy. H-" She stammers a little, "How is he doing? I mean, is he getting any flak from the neighbors? Is he lonely? Has he lost his temper lately?" With each question, she steps closer to you, finishing up almost right against your face. You see her black hair and a highlight of bright pink. No doubt about it: This is Serah.Jim's daughter.>Answer the questions? (write out how you'd answer)>"Weren't you being kept by the CPS?">"How'd you break out of the System?">Other?
>>46212318Here's your trophy
>>46212756"He misses his daughter. He's not gotten any flak lately. Not lonely to my knowledge but not swimming in the pool of humanity either. Last time he lost his temper was when I met him and we had a fight. I talked him down and we've been working on his control so he can make a case. So Serah why are you here? You realize this is going to cause a lot more trouble for both of you yeah?"
>>46212756>>"How'd you break out of the System?"and this>>46212863
>>46212756>>"Weren't you being kept by the CPS?"
>>46212756Like this>>46212863But also add that Jim is working with Platinum Towers for legal representation to get her back
>>46212863stealing this verbatimwrittan!
>>46212863"He misses his daughter. He's not gotten any flak lately. Not lonely to my knowledge but not swimming in the pool of humanity either. Last time he lost his temper was when I met him and we had a fight. I talked him down and we've been working on his control so he can make a case. So Serah why are you here? You realize this is going to cause a lot more trouble for both of you yeah?" Equal parts pity and anger fill your voice. She removes her hood and stares at you with surprise.Wh-what do you mean, 'had a fight?' Oh god, he didn't hurt anyone did he?" She sounds really scared."Not that's come forward, but he might have if I hadn't shown up. But don't worry about that. Weren't you being kept by CPS? How'd you break out?" She huffs out."Yeah, against my will. I'm almost a legal, but they treat me like I'm some idiot 2 year old. And it wasn't that hard to get out. The problem with the System is all the holes. Especially in their security grid." She grins mischievously and pulls a hunk of what you assume was a smart phone, but now covered custom additions that you guess voided the warrantee long ago. "Dad wasn't the only one to get some kind of superpower. Though didn't know it til they tried to take me away."Of course. Trauma triggers."You really should go back. Your dad is working with Platinum Towers' legal team to get you back, but if you sneak out, it won't go as well for him. He needs to prove he's a good father to the court and the system." She lowers her gaze a little ashamed at her actions."Can... can I see him first? I really miss him." Her eyes tear up a little. You think you get just how much these two mean to each other.>"He's at work">"Sure." Take her back to Jim's and wait.>"I'm sorry, but you have to go back before the miss you.">Write in?
>>46213469>"He's at work"
>>46213469>"I'm sorry, but you have to go back before the miss you."
>>46213469>>"I'm sorry, but you have to go back before the miss you."
>>46213469>>"He's at work">Write in?do you have something to write a note or something to tell him your ok
>>46213469>"I'm sorry, but you have to go back before the miss you."Doesn't her having powers gives some leeway on things? Maybe if we also show that she manifested powers while being taken it might be an argument for putting them back together. If nothing else she can get in with Platinum Towers
>>46213502>>46213521>>46213587Tom Gainer is all about the rules when it comes to his friends! Writtan!
>>46213469>OtherI'm pretty sure that a super powered teenager is going to cause a lot of problems (and damages) if you try to kidnap her on a regular basis because "her dad is too dangerous". Great job CPS. Just get her back to her dad and fuck the law.
>>46213502>>46213521>>46213587Fuckin wimpy ass anons. When has CPS done ANYTHING useful? All this would end with is CPS shipping his daughter off to Iceland or some shit.
>>46213673Which is it? COS ain't shit or are they gonna cart her off to some foreign country?Seriously though, she needs to register so she won't get sold/adopted by some power seeking twat. Also, if she is 17 there should be an argument for early adulthood or whatever to get out from Minor Laws
>>46213876CPS damn tablet.
>>46213639"I'm sorry." You bow your head slightly. "But for yours and Jim's sake, you have to go back to CPS. It won't be too much longer before you get reunited and all by the book. And since you're exhibiting Powers now, they have to take you to Platinum Towers for registration. That could speed up the process, plus you might bump into your dad there." You hear a couple soft sobs and look up. A couple of tears are running down her right cheek, but she seems to be pulling herself back together fairly quickly. She gives you a tight hug."I'm sorry. I just wanted... I needed to see him again." She squeezes you a little tighter. "I don't want them to think Dad infected me or.. whatever. But, if PT can do anything, maybe they can take me out of CPS."You feel a little bit of regret, but its really for the best."I have an idea. I can relay a message to Jim for you. Do you have like any paper or something to write on?" You ask. She sniffles once and composes herself."Yeah... I can do that. Hold on. Turn around." You agree and turn around for her to write on your back. You feel her scribble something before she hands it to you. You wish her well and she pulls her hood back up before disappearing down the street.Tech power... you think to yourself. That's a rare one. You only know of one mainstream Cape with genius level intellect. The Canadian Union lead Eric Walters.>Track down Jim>Wait for him at home.>Keep the note and check in at PT>Keep the note, call Grey Knight>Keep the note, call Cicada Killer
>>46214083>>Track down Jim
>>46214083>Track down Jim
>>46214083>Keep the note and check in at PTGet the ball rolling on both ends. Then track down Jim. Get word to Kowalski as well, check the level and any auxiliary powers
>>46214083>>Keep the note and check in at PT
The note is really burning a hole in Tom's pocket, eh? Writing!
>>46214226its not something you fuck around with
You sigh and look at the folded note. She apparently drew a little heart and a cartoonish representation of Jim. You tuck the note into your pocket. You don't know how long before Jim gets back from work, but you know you really need to give him this note. You pick up your bags and make your way home. There is a bit more speed in your step.>Roll a d100
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>46214389run forest run
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>46214389
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>46214389
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>46214389Rev up those 1s!
>>46214428Like the god damn wind I tell ya
>>46214428The problem with leaving perception checks left to rolls is that it ruins the drama, I tell you!Good job though!Writtan
You might be in a hurry to go back home, but you aren't blind to the world around you. After a few blocks, you notice you're being tailed. It isn't Serah. This person is pretty obviously male. You were able to get a look through the reflection of the sideview mirror off a car on the side of the road.You wonder if this might be Fire Crotch, but you're sure he'd walk with a bit more of a waddle after what happened last time you saw him. Maybe he's a Scrapper? You're sure he's not with the Odinsons. They couldn't be this deep in Scrapper territory. He might also just be some random mugger.>Try to lose him>Confront him.>Run fast>Write in
>>46214645>Try to lose him
>>46214707>>46214723>>46214728>>46214735An aggressive kind of day, huh? Writtan
>>46214839You're getting real sick of people trying to sneak up on you today. Not that you're angry at Serah, but its a little annoying. You're not going to give this guy a chance to surprise you. You turn around and stomp towards your would-be stalker. He looks panicked and he ducks down an alley. You turn down it as well and block that exit. It would appear to be the only one as the back is blocked by a brick wall. The man, who you think is about a old as you, curses softly to himself. Something funky is going on with his voice."Alright, buddy, what the hell do you want? I don't appreciate being stalked." You go for your gruffest toughest voice."Hey, man, chill. I didn't mean nothing by it!" He puts up his hands and feigns innocence. "You're an unknown around here, bro. Main street crew just wanted to check you weren't stirring up trouble." Vigilantes? Or the Scrappers trying to maintain control by becoming the law? Whatever the case, you don't like being followed."Just came up here to shop. You know, like anyone does when they visit fucking Uptown?" You give your sarcastic remark. "Right. Just some regular asshole who makes house calls to street gangs, annihilates 20 feet of SOLID CONCRETE, and kicks said gang out of their territory." For not meaning anything by it, this joker sure has quite the lip... and spine if he's talking like that while known what you can do.>Press for information>Let him go>Beat the snot out of him as a warning>Other?
>>46215106>Press for informationYou been spying on me? That would..... annoy, me.
>>46215106>Press for information
>>46215106>>Press for information
>>46215139>>46215151>>46215170>>46215181Learning what you can. Wonderful. Writing!
>>46215139You decide now is a golden moment for you to get some new info on the goings-on around here. Time to make him spill his guts."So you've been spying on me? That really makes me..." You pretend to mull over the word before taking a few steps closer. "...annoyed." You set down your bags again and crack your knuckles. You might be smaller than him, but he looks really intimidated. There must have been more in that article on you than you thought. You snap your fingers and send a concussive shock wave into a trashcan, leaving a massive dent. You take a step forward again."I want you to tell me everything. Maybe it'll calm me down a bit. Maybe it'll calm me down enough that I won't atomize the legs right out from under you." You grin and he whimpers."O-Okay, man. Just chill. Just chill! I don't want no trouble." He is visibly shaking and probably on the verge of wetting himself.It takes a whole half hour for him to explain the cliffnotes on how Uptown works. The Scrappers moved in and took over almost overnight. The few small street gangs that actually operated in the area were either wiped out or turned into affiliates that reported directly to the Scrappers. The Talons were of the latter two, but were on thin ice for breaking some of the Scrappers' rules. You kicked them out of territory that didn't belong to them. The Scrappers were mad that you put pressure on their guys, but after the article explained what the Talons were doing, they were angrier at the Talons for hiring a mercenary Villain than you for kicking their asses. Scrappers liquidated the gang and made a note of you and Jim. Were any of them or their affiliated gangs to spot either of you, you were to be tailed to make sure you weren't trying anything too heroic.After you drain him of all he's worth, information-wise, you let him go. You didn't hurt him, so you don't think the Scrappers are going to go after you or Jim. You look up and notice that it is starting to get late.[cont]
>>46215524You decide to head back home. Jim won't be too much longer and it would be easier to just wait here for him rather than try to find out which construction zone in this giant city he is working on.It isn't more than an hour after you settle down on the couch that Jim walks in. You give him the note and tell him about your run in with his daughter. His feelings are mixed from what you can tell. He excuses himself from your presence and walks into the bathroom. You hear soft sobs through the door. Well, soft in comparison to Jim's naturally booming voice. You aren't sure if they're from the joy of knowing his daughter is alright and worrying about him or gut-wrenching sorrow from the possibility of infecting his own daughter with Powers.Whatever the case, its probably better than getting angry at CPS. You really don't want to have to try to calm the big cow down again.[END THREAD]Sorry to cut thing early, but I kind of started late today. As always, you can follow me on Twitter @SixWingZombi6 for notifications on the next thread as well as other info on the world of FSQ.I'll stay on a bit longer and answer any questions, so let me have'em.
>>46215672thanks for running
>>46215672Don't use different images for the opening post.
>>46215806I'll keep that in mind. Though my main computer is out of commission so I don't have access to my usual library of images.
>>46215672So what's our rep abroad?
>>46215890Tom has glowing reviews from the current Union representatives and Platinum Towers.You are a nonissue in the eyes of the OdinsonsThe Scrappers are wary of you.Bratva are a mystery.
>>46215954So what was Serah's impression of us?
What would've happened if we used Sound power instead of Agility?
>>46216238Between what you told her and the news article, she thinks you can be trusted.
>>46216295You would have knocked her on her butt with a concussive blast.
>>46216335I'm sure that would've ended well.
>chose the name vibeNow I will never think of us as anything more than a walking dildothanks anons.
>>46219034At least we'll be popular with the ladies!