Earlier today, Bruce Wayne announced his plans to rebuild Gotham's slums and help hundreds of poor, displaced citizens get their lives back in the process. It's an admirable idea, sure, but fat cats like Wayne don't know how it works in Gotham. You don't try to revive what's dead- you just cut it away.My name is Danny O'Neil. I used to work for the Falcones before the Bat took 'em down, and now I'm a bit of a freelancer. Right now I've been based out of the slums, working on a little project of mine. It took the better part of a year, but I managed to put together a convincing Batsuit, kevlar lining and everything. Problem is, when Wayne's workers come to rebuild this place, the cops will find out I've been squatting, so I'm making my move tonight.Wayne is throwing a fancy gala in his tower tonight to raise funds. I'm gonna get in there, dressed up as the Bat-freak, take Wayne and collect a sweet ransom. I'll skip town and escape scot-free, with Bats taking the fall.Just gotta make sure I don't run into the big pointy-eared guy himself.
>>29428Does anybody else know about the plan?
Alright, it's go time. The tower's up ahead, and the party starts in half an hour.Before I make a move, I get a call from Rhiannon. "Hey, Dan. Where the hell have you been?"
>>29442I've been keeping it a secret, but my ex-girlfriend Rhi's been noticing my absences. Asking to stay at her place that many times may not've been wise.
>>29470>>29455Tell her you're just out trying to find some work.
>>29532I'm on the phone, not particularly interested in talking to my ex-girlfriend, but not quite bothered enough to hang up."Dan? Are you even there? I swear to god..."
>>29470I support >>29538's idea. Make sure that you have some rudimentary gas bombs, weapons and a few small guns just in case.
>>29538This.>>29546Might wanna add that you are still looking for some. It's a bad night.
"Yeah, yeah, I'm here. I've been out for a bit, looking for some work.""You better not be doing anything illegal, you fucker. If the cops find you, they'll find me, and we'll both be fucked." I hang up, don't need her whining. If she knew the plan, she'd be nagging me for a cut of the profits. I finger the makeshift smoke bombs in my pocket and the Smith & Wesson strapped to my chest. It's only got six shots, but it should be enough.I hit the streets. I can head straight for the tower, or explore Gotham- after all, I've got time.
>>29627Explore Gotham, get a feel for the mood of the city tonight. Try and dig up info about a police presence at the party.
>>29627Explore a bit.Are we already dressed up?In which case it might be nice to be stealthy
>>29641>>29652It's a convincing enough suit, to the average eye I might as well be the man himself. I've got the cape and cowl tucked into my belt, so I look like any other armored thug wandering the streets (though the undies might get me a few jeers).There's a light mist in the air tonight- a cold front came through a while ago, and it's warming up now. I saw the bat-signal light up the sky a while ago, but the G.C.P.D. roof is dark now.I could head over there to see if I can eavesdrop on cop plans, or I could search for less law-abiding folks. I'm in the Park Row area now, and I've heard rumors Two-Face is working out of a bar a few blocks down.
>>29699Go check on that two face deal.
>>29699Eavesdrop on the cops.
>>29699Let's hit up Two-Face
>>29768>>29721I hop down and head down a few blocks. According to my buddy Blackie, who's running with ol' ex-D.A. Dent now, he's operating from the Stacked Deck Bar, near the docks.I figure Two-Face will be keeping an eye on Wayne as well- he's always been obsessed with exposing benevolent people's dark sides, so I doubt he thinks Wayne is being completely altruistic here.On the way over, I hear a woman's scream come from a dark alleyway. I could stop, but I don't know how long the visit with Two-Face might take.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>29819In the spirit of being in Two-Face's turf, toss a coin.1 - Check the scream2 - Keep going
>>29869Picking up my dirty quarter from the wet street, I shrug and keep going. It's a shame for her, but hey, it's not like I'm Batman.I reach the Stacked Deck and check my watch- there's still a good twenty minutes before Wayne's thing starts, so I should be able to get some info from here, and with any luck, some help.I figure I'll keep using the coin flip strategy, it seemed to work, and I can't write for shit and had no idea how to choose, so thanks
>>29913Feel guilty about not checking the scream but reassure yourself it was probably just a trap that thugs made for wandering samaritans.Anyway, see if you can find info on the security of the joint you'll strike. You're just one dude so it's best if you exploit the weaknesses and avoid conflicts. Maybe play up theatrics to avoid pursures, people do fear the bat afterall.
>>29913See if you can find anyone willing to put up a distraction for the police while you do your work.
I walk inside, just in time to see the man himself and two of his men come out from a back room. Even under his mask, I recognize Blackie on his right. We've been buds for years, and he knows I'm pulling something tonight, though I haven't filled him in on the details."Who the hell're you?" Two-Face growls. I wrack my mind for what to say- I've got to explain myself quickly, especially the big bat-symbol on my chest.I take an instant to flip my dirty quarter. (Heads  decides what I say)
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>30072"Just a guy who'll ruin Batman's reputation and get rich in one night"
>>30091>>30072Also if anyone has anything better to say that'd be nice, I'm awful at good dialogue.Might want to ask Blackie to vouch for us though..
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>30072"I'm Batman. *use airquotes* I'm here to fuck up Bruce Waynes little get-together and make sure he's fuckin' dead by the end of it."
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>30103>>30091How many good rolls would we even need to beat the Bat
>>30091"Oh yeah? Planning on fucking up Wayne's little party?" Two-Face's scowl turns to a slight smile. "Seems we had some similar plans. Problem is, the real Bat's probably going to have his eyes on Wayne too. How do you expect to keep him away?"
>>30169"We give him something else to worry about, something big. If he had to choose between saving the lives of many 'innocents' and stop one rich man being kidnapped, what would the bat choose?"
>>30190>>30169And this is where two face comes in.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>30169Create a little diversion. Get some guy to blow up a pipe Bomb or something.Make sure you got guys keeping eyes on Wayne to make sure he doesnt vanish.
>>30212>>30190Two-Face grins. "We were planning on pulling a bank job in a week or so, using a bomb in Gotham General Hospital as a distraction, but the ransom you can get out of Wayne's people will easily double that." His eyes glint. "We likes doubles. Tell you what- we'll handle the distraction. You take these guys and get Wayne. They'll help you, but also be making sure you don't skip town with the ransom when you're done."He opens the door to the back room and yells to his men. "ALRIGHT BOYS, WE'RE TAKING THE HOSPITAL TONIGHT! MAKE SURE ALL OF GOTHAM'S FINEST ARE ON OUR POSITION!"Me, Blackie, and the other thug, named Vance, exit onto the street. We've still got ten minutes, and if we're fast it's only half that to get to Wayne Tower.I flip my coin, and heads decides what we do.
>>30289Get there ASAP and start preparing, take in the surroundings and analyse the security (as well as you can in just 5 minutes)
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>30289Move ASAP. Make sure you get to Wayne before Two-Face sets up the diversion.
>>30334>>30319We dash through back alleys and make it to the base of Wayne Tower in just five minutes. They're letting in Gotham's rich benefactors at the door, but we're quite clearly not on the list. Blackie and Vance have ditched their masks and jackets, but their rifles are still strapped to their backs and anyway, they don't really look ritzy enough to con their way in that way.I slip on my cape and cowl. There are a few security guards milling around near the grand entrance, as well as the doorman and the flow of guests, but there are likely far more guards inside. At least Wayne chose to hold his event on the ground floor.What's our next move?
>>30428We have a distraction for the bat, now we need to distract the security.The goons will need to "kidnap" one of the minor celebrities here, this will draw Wayne's boys in, and make it easy for "The Bat" (us) to sneak in and take Bruce Wayne..
"Blackie, c'mere." I motion for him to come out of earshot of Vance. "Listen, coming out of that limo is Miranda Pierce. You know, the granddaughter of Mangrove & Camilla Pierce, the rich actors from the forties?" Blackie shakes his head. "I don't follow you, Dan. She's famous?" "Famous enough, at least. You guys take her, bring the guards that way, and I'll sneak in to watch this party- after all, Batman needs to keep an eye on things." He nods. With my voice low, I ask if I can count on him if it comes down to me and Two-Face, and he nods again, slower this time.Vance walks over and we fill him in. A crowd has started to gather, but they rush over and grab Ms. Pierce, with Wayne's men immediately rushing for them.Now's my chance. What should I do?
>>30591Enter the building an immediately track down Wayne. Sneak.
>>30591While the mess is up try to take wayne with us through the fire exit, silently, don't make a fuss just have him come with us if he doesn't want to involve his guests in this trouble.Perhaps trigger the fire alarm once we're nearly out, to add to the confusion.
>>30591We gotta make sure to be stealthy like Bats himself
>>30634Even the doorman is looking the other way at this point. Blackie and Vance have dropped Ms. Pierce, and they've pulled their guns in a standoff with the guards.I quickly get inside and duck behind a pillar. There aren't many people around, most are a few rooms over, seated and getting ready for Wayne to begin his pitch. Suddenly I hear a huge explosion from a few blocks away- outside, I see the hospital going up in flames.Two-Face fulfilled his end of the deal, so I just gotta get through that door, grab Wayne off the stage, and bolt. Just then, my phone vibrates. Thank god I silenced it, at least.
>>30779So, find Wayne, where is he, who is he with.More importantly, how close is he to the back exits.
>>30921I head in through a back door and, from behind the crowd, see Wayne onstage, but it looks like he;s passing the podium off to what's-his-name, Luke, Lucas- Lucius Fox, that's right, head of WayneTech. Seems something's come up.Fox takes the stage. I'm going to need to get after Wayne fast. The phone message turns out to be Blackie, saying they'd escaped Wayne's guys and have a getaway car pulled up around the back.It might be smart to have them intercept Wayne, but I could still go at it myself- I decide to flip my grimy quarter again.Heads decides.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>31137Let's get our guys to come cut him off
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>31137>>31169Get the guys to cut him off while we follow from behind.Hmmm behind
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>31137Follow Wayne, let the boys cut him off.
>>31169>>31195I shoot a text back to Blackie, informing him of the situation. He replies that they see Wayne coming out the back. He seems to be talking to someone on the phone.In the meantime, ducked behind the crowd and listening to Fox's speech, I get this text. Fuck I definitely do not have time for this.Should I see if I can do anything else here, or go help the guys with Wayne?
>>31267Help the boys with wayne.fuck rhi, she can wait.
>>31267Go help the guys.But pull the fire alarm first.
I figure if she finds out money's involved, she'll go right back to bitching.>>31304The alarms are glass-covered, but I light a match and leave it directly under the smoke detector.I head back out the way I came and circle around, to see the Wayne on the ground. Blackie has a pistol pushed up to his head.I'm still dressed as Batman, and when Wayne sees me he jolts for a second before scowling deeply.How should I play this? Nice or not-so?
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>31393BUST A CAP IN HIS SKULL!
>>31437Suddenly I feel like I'm in the big leagues- this is Bruce Wayne, Gotham's favorite son, and we've got him on his knees. I flip my coin for how hard to hurt the guy, feeling like Two-Face, but it lands tails. Just then, a two-tone car pulls up and our multi-mugged friend climbs out. "So, you got ol' Brucie," he growls. "Get him in the car."Just then, Wayne's men come around the side of the building. They start shooting, and Wayne makes a break for it.Should I:-go for Wayne?-escape with Two-Face?-save my own skin?-shoot back?
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>31393Tell them to get him in the truck and stop playing around.Play nice.
>>31393"Look! It's the Big Black Bat! Ha! Move Mr Wayne to the car! If he moves without you saying so, break his skull!"Said in the best Batman impression we can do
>>31522-go for Wayne?Get him out of the crossfire and double cross doublesman.
>>31522In which case, go for Wayne.You're moving very fast OP. I like that.
>>31546>>31567It's actually a bit of a stroke of luck for us- now Wayne's men will tell the cops Batman is the one they're looking for.I dodge the shots and tackle Wayne. He's stronger than I expected, though- the bullets pass above us, but Wayne's kick goes straight to my gut.Thankfully, I'm armored. Two-Face and his men hold off the guards, and I make a leap for Wayne again. He ducks and heads for an alley.I give chase. Two-Face yells but I can't hear him. Blackie comes running, though I don't need backup- it's just some rich guy running, even if he does know a few moves.
>>31759Pull our gun and go for a non-lethal shot
>>31759Head for the alley and get ready, Wayne might've grabbed a pipe or something, you can't be careless now."Come on Wayne, what's it for a playboy like you to fork over some to feed the poor of Gotha, nothing right? Just come with us and you don't need to get hurt"
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>31759Aim for the leg, rolling to see if it works.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>31759Do we roll to succeed actually?What is a fight against Batman as a DC even, 20 just to get through not completely fucked up?
>>31827We hear some clicking sounds from the alley. Wayne couldn't have had a gun, could he? I'm armored, and Blackie's still got his rifle, so we make some slow movements toward the darkness.Suddenly, something moves incredibly quickly. It's advancing, a shape moving fast towards us. I can't tell if it's Wayne- it looks like a black billowing cloud.>>31822Fuck this, I take the shot.Roll 1d20 for accuracy, upwards of ten is at least glancing.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>31917"Go down Wayne!"
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>31917
>>31980>>31966My muzzle flash lights up the darkness. And holy shit, that's not Wayne at all- it's the goddamn Batman.Both my shots hit him square in the chest, and Blackie joins in with a barrage of bullets. We're not letting him get out of here.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>32042Rolling, may God have mercy.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>32042>>32058We melee combat against batman nao>inb4 we kill him and end up having to take the mantle
Remember, we are going to run out of bullets soon...
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>32112Imma roll for Blackie too
>>32143>mfw the thugs get taken out and it's Bat vs BatRich Batman vs Poor Batman!
Gotta switch to phone now so apologies for different ID>>32058>>32112I land a straight shot in his forehead, knocking him to the ground. His cowl is armored too, just like mine, but my second shot knocks the wind out of his chest.>>32143Blackie misses almost every shot, but he's only providing covering fire anyway. Problem is, the cops have tailed Two-Face from the hospital, and he and his men are pinned down behind us. Batman's stunned on the ground, and the cops are closing in from behind. Blackie and I need to act fast.
>>32272We're not here for Batman, and honestly you think he's not a bad thing for Gotham, at least he is not a pansy like Wayne.Throw him in a dumpster where no one will find him and then go look for Wayne. Tell Blackie you can handle Wayne and he can go find us a way to escape.
Take off Batmans cowl, no way to resist the temptation to see The Bats face
>>32328if we do it, don't let Blackie see it.
>>32272Simply bust a cap down his throat. You don't need him to become a threat later, so eliminate if it goes out of hand.
>>32371>>32328I say we check who he is first and consider popping a cap in his unconscious little skull. Tell Blackie to stay back
Rolled 19 (1d20)rolling to see if he is actually pretending to be unconscious
Come on /qst/ this can be the start of our Criminal Empire in Gotham.We have an unconscious Batman.
>>32523So are we becoming Evil Batman?We already have a suit.
>>32539No, we need our own gig. This is our origin story. We'll get our own theme in time /qst/ friend/....
>>32592THIS GUYIS FUCKING GENIUSI'm already imagining a series
>>32403"Blackie, get back and grab our getaway car. We're leaving Two-Face and Vance behind- we're just after Wayne." Blackie nods and runs toward the crossfire. >>32302I toss his unconscious body in a dumpster in the alley. >>32460He's definitely unconscious. I give him a few slaps for good measure. The gunfire is still going on behind me, and I contemplate killing the bat right here.>>32328I decide I'll flip my coin- after all, if we're leaving Two-Face behind, it's the least I can do. I can unmask Batman, kill him, both, or neither. Heads decides.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>32607Unmask the Batman, we'll leave the killing option for later
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>32592But why? If our origin story is killing the Batman we may as well take the cowl and go for an evil Flashpoint Thomas Wayne:>runs organized crime>kills>wears a cool bad-guy tier BatsuitKill the BatBecome the BatI AM THE NIGHTI AM THE HEART OF DARKNESS, THE HEART OF GOTHAM>>32607Unmask
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>32607Kill him.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>32607Unmask
>>32640>>32639>>32619>>32632This is funny.
>>32632>>32640>>32639But being "Evil Batman" has been done, we can be anyone we want.We are Danny O'Neil. We may slay the Bat. We need not BECOME the Bat.I'm just saying /qst/
>>32678Pretty much everything has been done at one point or another.Criminal takes on the mantle would be fun, specially if the Robins are around and come for us with a vengeance.Also because of the pottery in the city's greatest hero being slain and corrupted into a symbol of evil, showing that Gotham has no redemption and whatever good in it will inevitably lose and be consumed.
Rolled 2 (1d2)Unmask
>>32640>>32639>2 second difference
>>32639There's too much at stake here. I can't let this vigilante get in the way of my ransom money- every second I waste here with Batman, Wayne gets further away.I press my gun up to his head, far too close for any armor to help. It has one shot left, and I pull the trigger. The round goes straight through his head.Batman is dead.Blackie pulls up behind me. "Get in!" he yells. I run toward his car, but Two-Face yells too. "Get back here, you fuggin' doublecrossers!" Should I give him a chance or escape with Blackie?
>>32928Escape with Blackie, did we take Batman's body?It could have some useful loot.;
Can't we take the body? We need proof of Batman's death!
>>32944>>32960Agreed take the body.
We should make sure we get credit for this!
>>33029>>32960As I heft the Bat's lifeless corpse and shove it in the backseat, Blackie says "You killed the fuckin' Bat? What are we gonna do with this?" "I don't know, but we're not leaving him," I growl. I jump up into the passenger seat, and we peel the hell out of Wayne Tower's back lot and away from the gun battle still raging behind us. Two-Face's angered roars are still audible behind us for a while."Alright, I think we're in the clear," Blackie says after a while. "What's our next move?" I think for a moment, then my phone vibrates. It's Rhi, but I've definitely got more pressing issues.Should we-go after Wayne?-search Batman's body?-start on getting word of the Bat's death out there?
>>33138-find somewhere safe to hide in, like a warehouse-search Batman's body?UnmaskSearch his beltSee if his suit is better than oursDon't spread the word just yet
>>33138Get word out there. We need to build up cred before we take down fuckin' Bruce Wayne, the most powerful man in Gotham.
>>33138Hide, unmask The Batman, search his body, don't let word out yet. We will need a big display for what's coming next.We will begin. /qst/ Friends. Danny O'Neil will be a name to be feared.
>>33138>>33204this is the most sensible thing. remember that also the joker might be unto us if he knows we killed the bat because "muh only toy" or some bullshit like that.
>>33334So we just kill him too.Then we kill two face.Then the penguin.Then black mask.Then literally every other villain in gotham until we're the only one left, and...accomplish what batman never did despite being a bad guy?
>>33334>>33360The Joker is a hard Nut to crack, if we can establish ourselves then maybe he'll work with us or we can pump him and his Harley Whore full of hot lead.Remember, Overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.We got lucky with killing Batman but we can use it as a jump start
>>33507Op is AFK so we have plenty of time until/if he comes back to think it over.
If OP doesn't, I hope someone else picks up this story.
I might if it comes down to it, although I might eventually bail cuz I gotta sleep.
I'm sorry guys my phone died. Will pick it back up as soon as I get home
GET BACK HERE FUCKS HES ALIVE
>>34235Thanks for letting us know OP, I'm looking forward to this and hope for a series
>>34235I just found it myself and I'm really liking it.
"Okay Black, pull over here," I say. "We're gonna check this body out, see if he's got anything on him we can use." Blackie stops the car and we hop out on the side of the road. The road we're on heads out to the interstate, so we should be clear from interference for a while. We drag the Bat's corpse out of the backseat and drop it on the ground."Can I take his mask off?" Blackie asks. "I mean, he's not using it. Might be someone we know." I think about it. "Sure," I say. "We couldn't find Wayne, may as well get something else out of this." Black reaches down and after a lengthy deliberation, tugs it off. The head is pretty fucked up from the wound, but the face is intact."...holy...shit," Blackie mutters. He stands up. "Can't be him. Can't be either of them." I examine the face closely, making sure it's who it looks like. "It's definitely Wayne. Makes sense, even. He couldn't get out of that alley, and in any case, who else would have the cash to put an operation like the Bat's together?"Blackie thinks for a moment. "Well. What the hell are we supposed to do now?"
>>34444Drop off Waynes body behind the Mayors office. Make it public. Put a note or something so you can claim responsibility.
>>34444Loot his belt and suit, drop Wayne's body off somewhere with a note that the BATMAN killed him.Oh maybe... at the Wayne graves
>>34444backing>>34470Blare the horn as we get close and then speed off, maybe call a few news stations, get someone there to see and report it all
>>34470>>34497>>34503"We gotta get this out there. That Wayne is- was the Bat? This is huge. What about those kids that work with him? Are they the same kids Wayne adopted back in the day?" I'm even a little excited, before I realize that if all this is true, Blackie and I are about to be targets for every good and bad costumed freak in the city."We've got to be smart about this. Let people know Wayne is dead, but we need to be careful about who we want knowing he was the Bat, and knowing we were the ones who did it."I get out the quarter and Black looks a little skeptical. "I'm not sure this is the kind of thing to leave to chance, man..." I flip it anyway, saying "I know what I'm doing."Heads  decides the next course of action.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>34757Take the belt, dump him in front of the police station
>>34801What about the suit and cape?Leave a note?Mark?Bat symbol made of blood?
>>34823I almost don't want to mark it. That'll bring the whole bat family on us (the kids) and likely some of the big hitters that have a hardon for killings Bats. Bat symbol in blood sounds good though
>>34801"Alright, here we go." I unhook the utility belt from Wayne's waist and swap it with my own, placing all my own things into the empty pockets. I'm still reeling from the shock- after all, if it really is him, he did a damn fine job of hiding it. Then again, that would've been the point- who'd suspect a billionaire to care about the common innocent. It's insane."We should get out of here," Blackie says. He's right. But instead of continuing past on the interstate, we head back into the city- down to the GCPD building, where we pull up, under cover of the night, and drop Wayne's body, stripped of his identifying suit."Hang on," Blackie says. He leans out from the car and with his gloved finger draws a small figure of a bat with the blood still leaking from Wayne's head. He chuckles and we speed on, watching the doors open and two officers rush down to examine the corpse."We need a place to stay," I say. I consider heading back to Rhi's, though she might ask too many questions. We could always rustle up some of the old contacts, too.
>>35004Look for somewhere abandoned, like a warehouse. That or see if contacts can hook you up. Rhi can't know about this. The more people know, the less hidden a secret is.
>>35004Find a new place to squat in the bowery. Rhi cant no, fuck her.
>>35004Go see Two-faces and tell him the news.
>>35166Might not be the best idea since we sped off like we stole something. But I kinda wanna see it so I'll back it.>>35004
Rhi's been calling me pretty consistently throughout the night, though I haven't had time to answer. She hates Gotham and she's made no secret of it, though to tell the truth I kind of like it here. No shortage of work, for sure.I snap back to reality. Blackie has the wheel, and we decide ultimately to find our own place. >>35072>>35137Maybe we can tell Two-Face once things have blown over, but considering we left him pretty angry, neither Black nor I want to see him right now.Instead we head to the Bowery. It's a more well-off area of the city than the Park Row streets I'm used to, but there's no shortage of broken-down, abandoned places.Should we head to the apartment buildings, try to find a warehouse, or find somewhere like an abandoned toy factory or puzzlemaking building, where it's likely one of the freak criminals is hiding?
>>35389Send Rhi a text telling her you are fine but you are stuck with a lot of work right now.Then go find a warehouse to set up onI don't think we are ready to right supervillains yetWhat are our skills anyway?
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>35479This, but try and sound passionate and shit to shut her up.Head for the apartments.
I shoot Rhi a reply. "I'm fine, it's just that a few things came up while working. I'll be back soon enough." Not mentioning her offer seems like a cop-out, but them I'm not as enthusiastic about it as she seems to be.In any case, Blackie and I soon set up camp in an old warehouse. We grab sleeping bags from our old hangouts and set up a small workbench, on which we place what we've got.ITEMS:-Batman's utility belt, containing a grappling gun, several batarangs, smoke pellets and several other gadgets we can't identify-My empty S&W gun-My smoke bombs-Blackie's near-empty rifle-A decently functional fake Batsuit-A heavily damaged real Batsuit, whose cowl has a massive hole in the sideOn my phone I can already see articles popping up online about Wayne's death. We search the Batsuit for tracking devices and find a few, which we promptly destroy.We're safe for now, but likely shouldn't stay in one place for too long. After all, who knows what tomorrow'll bring.
>>35673do we know someone reliable whom won''t kill us if we try to trade the batsuit for money? if so, we should do that.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>35733Seconded.
>>35619Blackie and I plan to wake up early tomorrow morning, so we get some much-needed sleep pretty early in the night.Still, I feel like I left the thing with Rhi hanging a bit, and my coin tells me I should at least try to reassure her, so I shoot her another message.I don't really believe it, and I'm pretty sure she doesn't either. Besides, I don't even need her- it's not like we need a place to stay.But even as I set my phone down, I think. We just murdered Batman. THE Batman. I don't know for certain, but I'm pretty sure the guy was friends with gods.I wake Blackie up and we head out onto the streets again, because we both realize more than ever that we're not safe anywhere.>>35733>>35876I think of any contacts we might have who wouldn't kill us if they found that we murdered Batman, someone who could protect us and help us out, maybe. It hits me- the guy Blackie and I both first signed up with.The Penguin.
>>35977I think we should keep the suit, I mean that shit is high tech.We should try to get some money instead, maybe get more jobs/alliances from Penguin.It might also be a good idea it wasn't these two schmucks who did it, but instead that we work for the guy who did it.Also don't bring the physical evidence at all, or they might kill us to steal it and claim they did it.
>>35977Call The Penguin, see if he's open to buying Batman's suit
>>36143Thats a great idea, pretend there's someone higher up for now and when we're all set up. We reveal it was Danny all along
>>39509All according to keikaku
hippity-hop can someone OP
Blackie and I decided ultimately we'd be alright in the warehouse for the night, and while we were able to get in contact with the Penguin's people, they want us to head over to the Iceberg lounge first chance we get.As we step out onto the streets, the sun, still low in the sky, casts the yellow light of dawn down on Gotham. It's not any less dangerous a city in the daytime, but at least everything's out in the open. During the night, we saw some movement over the ceiling windows in the warehouse- I'm pretty certain it was those kids the Bat kept, trying to pick up their tracker signal. Bruce Wayne's disappearance is all over the news, and most people seem to think Two-Face has him, as our old dual-headed friend managed to escape the cops. The Bat-Signal was up for hours last night, and I don't think it was ever answered. We need to protect ourselves.It's still early morning, but the Penguin's men will probably let us in if we head over there. Alternately we can explore the city, maybe try to arm ourselves.
>>44704Head for Penguin. Grab a newspaper and watch some tv or something to get news about the situation.
Since we were already holed up in the Bowery, Penguin's place is only a few blocks away. We trek over, watching Gotham's working world slowly crank to life. In the light, you could almost mistake Gotham for a nice place- at least if you ignore all the run-down broken shit.I pop a couple quarters into the machine and grab a copy of the Gotham Gazette. "BRUCE WAYNE FOUND DEAD - Could The Batman Be Responsible?" They're the only news source reporting Wayne's death. It seems the GCPD released the information early this morning- everyone covering Two-Face's attack assumed he kidnapped Wayne. But the police are shifting their attention from Dent to the Bat- except for the Commissioner, who swears up and down Batman's innocent.We may be able to play this to our advantage.We enter through the large double doors, into a swanky ice-themed club. It's almost empty- few patrons of this place come in the morning- but a few staff members mill around below. An usher approaches. "Can I help you, sirs?"
>>45418Fuck now, let's try and talk to the penguin shall we? Or at least one of his lieutenants.Pretend we work for a guy, the guy who did the Wayne deed and is looking to establish himself, do some work for important fellows like Cobblepot.How about this? Anyone else agree?
>>45884Sure. Why not?
>>45884Oh yeah bby
>>45884Anon has a good thought here. Let's use it
>>45884"Yeah, uh, we talked to someone here about an appointment with the Penguin? Name of O'Neil." Penguin's guys knew us, so there was no use using a fake name. "Oh yes, of course," the usher says. "Right this way, sirs."We're led to a back room, where the Penguin is preparing to exit onto the floor of the lounge. "Ah, O'Neil, Jackson," he says, nodding to Blackie and I. "You boys had something to tell me regarding the Batman?""Yes sir," I begin. "We recently came into the employ of a new player here in Gotham. He's looking for work, and last night he did what nobody's managed to do in this town since it all started: he killed the Batman."The Penguin's eyes narrow. "What's this 'new player's' name? And do you have any proof of what you say he's done?"Blackie produces the damaged Batsuit from the parcel he'd been holding and tosses it on the floor. "We tore it from his body. Our boss doesn't want just anybody knowing his name, but he's looking to get some employment, perhaps with an enterprising man like yourself." I grin. "What do you say, Mr. Cobblepot?"The Penguin is silent, but his expression curls into a smile. At length he nods and hands us some papers. "Here is information on three jobs I've been unable to do myself while maintaining the legitimacy of this establishment. One involves Bruce Wayne's money, but if you've picked up this morning's Gazette you'll know it's become complicated. The other two concern the return of some valuable jewels of mine- a centerpiece of the lounge- that have been removed by a certain cat burglar, and a strike on the Black Mask gang, whose leader thought he could get away scot-free with a cache of weapons meant for my guards. If your boss has really managed to kill the Batman, these should be simple. Report back to me when you're finished for your payment."We accept the information and head back outside. It's still morning, but the sun is a little higher in the sky. Blackie and I look over the jobs.#1 - Acquire a sizable portion of Bruce Wayne's fortune, now being spread throughout trust funds and other charitable establishments.#2 - Locate Catwoman's apartment and recover the stolen jewelry.#3 - Find Black Mask, recover the intercepted guns, and do as much damage to his gang as possible.Blackie and I consider the options, though there are plenty of other places to go in the city.
>>46869Wayne's fortune certainly seems pressing. If we are deciding what to do right now, that's it.
>>46869#1 - Acquire a sizable portion of Bruce Wayne's fortune, now being spread throughout trust funds and other charitable establishments.Seems important.If we can get some of that dosh it'll be easier to fund our little operation. Anyway, take the suit back to the warehouse then start diggin for info on the situation with the wayne fortune.Specifically, which people do we have to press or where do we have to strike to have the money flow the right way, our way.
>>46869>>46869#1 - Acquire a sizable portion of Bruce Wayne's fortune, now being spread throughout trust funds and other charitable establishments.Catwoman is gonna be pissed about batman, right?
>>46915>>46943>>47184"Alright," I say. "We're going after Wayne's money first. Penguin's going to want it, but the way I see it we can get ahold of it all. Without Wayne using it, it'll be a hell of a lot harder for Penguin to track." We drop the suit off back at the warehouse and begin some research.Some digging around using the computers at Gotham Library turns up some interesting information. Seems Wayne had a contingency plan for his money in the event of his death. Lucius Fox will be handling the majority of it, and it'll be distributed in ways to best help Gotham, but there's also a decent amount diverted off to various WayneTech-affiliated companies, most of which I look into and find to be shells. Most likely they're trying to move some of that cash to the rest of the Bat-crew.I'm not sure if that means Fox knows the Bat's identity, but it's still a bargaining chip we can use against him. It's likely he's the one we'll have to talk to.As we exit the library, two costumed freaks leap between rooftops above us. I recognize one as Robin, the punk kid that tags along with the Bat. The other is taller, in a bluish-black jumpsuit. Blackie identifies him as Nightwing.They don't seem to be paying any attention to us, at least. I consider heading down to find Fox, or perhaps trying a different job. Besides those options, we're still free to explore.
>>47427Try and track the kids first?See what they're up to before we hit up old Lucius, we have time for now.Also we could look up Lucius relatives and associates to get extra leverage on him for when we do go for it
>>47427Lets gather info on Lucius first.Fuck, nightwings around.
>>47427The wayne money is pressing. Lets get that done.
>>47427>Acquire funds, disregard children
>>47617fuck the bat family right now. they are PISSED and the penguin might tell them that our boss killed the bat. with any luck they won't let supes get involved. or worse. he's already listening behind us
>we started as a basic ass thug for 2 face>then we fucked 2 face over>then we tried to kidnap batmans civilian identity>then we killed batman>now odds are highly likely we just pissed off the entire justice league in one shot>all because batman finally got caught flat footed by some dipshit who thought the best idea in the world was to copy him.holy shit this is hilarious, were already a super villain, may as well aim up from here and start a major storyline or so threatening the entire universe, starting from murdering supers and going from there.
Keep going for Lucius. If we tracked the bat gang we'd be up Shit Creek without a paddle.
>>48164Only one way out of this, we break into Wayne's place to get his shit and accidentally find his Anti Justice League protocols
>>49307First we need a power suit or better yet superpowers, then we take over the universe.
Hello my Villainous Friends, I return! What we doing?
>>49578Stealing Wayne's fortune.
>>47739>>47834>>47983>>49407The two of us look up at the rooftop. The blue one- Nightwing- looks down at us. I give him a small wave and we start on down the street. Fox will just have gotten to work by now, most likely at WayneTech headquarters, located adjacent to Wayne Tower. A police car speeds by us, sirens blaring. Who knows where it's going.The WayneTech building has an impressively large lobby, paid for by the unending funds of Gotham's favorite son. "Hello sirs, do you have an appointment?" the receptionist chirps. I walk up to the desk and I'm about to reply when Fox himself strides in from an adjoining room. "Yeah," I say. "With Mr. Fox here.""I'm sorry, I'm very busy here," he says. "I've just been given quite a bit of responsibility." He starts to leave, so I need to say something that gets his attention quickly. What is it?
I'm sorry for the incredible time inconsistence, guys. I've been hugely busy and will try to be much faster now.
>>50456"It's about the Last Mr Wayne!"
>>51129Fox stiffens. "Indeed. Very well then, I can put this on hold." He mutters something into his phone and beckons for us to come with him. Fox leads us into his modestly furnished office and takes a seat. "Now then. What can I help you boys with? Were you affiliates of Mr. Wayne?""You could say that," Blackie mutters. I wonder how to approach this. Should we go with force or deception?
>>51356Any cameras or guards? If not, threaten him.
>>51356Deception for sure
>>51771>>51785I quickly check the ceiling. There aren't any cameras, probably because Fox doesn't want anyone watching his work."Mr. Fox, we represent a business and financial security startup that does research into many companies' investments. We've tracked some of the late Mr. Wayne's deposits, and it seems much of his money is being moved to shell companies for WayneTech. Why move the money elsewhere? If it's being used for WayneTech operations it can simply be use for transactions straight through WayneTech, correct?" I put on my best bureaucrat voice, and Fox's brow furrows. "So you boys came here to question Mr. Wayne's eccentricities?""Look," I say. "We're only offering to correct the redundancies. After all, if it was this easy for us to discover, it's only a matter of time before others start wondering why that money's got to be hidden." Fox gives a pretty humorless smile. "And I'm sure you two don't care in the least?" "Well, surely our services wouldn't be free, but we're only trying to help," I say, taking a seat in front of the desk.Fox doesn't lose his odd smile.The first roll of 1d20 will determine how convincing our pitch was.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>52030Come on! Charisma check! Hype!
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>52030Maybe switch tactics to"Look, we know what Mr. Wayne did on the side. We know what kind of activites he was funding, and where that money could be put to use, changing Gotham like he would've wanted to."
Rolled 16 (1d20)>ITT terrible rolls except for killing Batman
Re rolling for charisma
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>52153pretend we had rolled to threaten instead here is what would've happened
>>52052>>52090Fox just laughs. "Maybe take your help to someone who needs it, boys. We can handle our affairs at WayneTech ourselves, even without Mr. Wayne."I lean in close. "Look, we know about Wayne's 'other' operation. We know what that money went towards. All we want is to perhaps use some of it to help make Gotham a better place, just like he'd want." I expect Fox to drop his smile, but he keeps grinning like we're telling jokes. "Contrary to popular belief, most of this city's benefactors don't resort to blackmail. I'm assuming you two are looking for the money for different reasons." I begin to think of a retort, before I realize Fox isn't even looking at me- he's looking just behind me. I slowly chance a glance that way as well.Blackie is on the floor, unconscious. Standing above him is the unmistakable blue figure of Nightwing. "I'm taking him to the GCPD," he says. "And if he knows anything about Bruce Wayne's death, I'm coming for you too."Hefting Blackie's sleeping body over his shoulder, Nightwing disappears out the window. "Well," Fox chuckles. "Anything else you'd like to say?"
>>52432Do we have the mask? Just throw that at him, the shock should put down his guard, then we can put some bullets in him.
>>52432Our partner in crime is gone. Fuck! We need to think of a new way to get a hold of Wayne's money?Do we know if it'll be travelling in trucks? Any official ceremonies for giving it to charity?
>>52432Go back home, put on the destroyed batsuit, patch up the cowl somehow if possible.We're surprising Nightwing the good old fashioned way, using the surprise from Wayne's suit as our tool to take him down.We're going to need ammo though, for our conceiled weapon.
>>52679I leave the WayneTech building alone. The receptionist doesn't question where Blackie went.Shit. I know him well enough that he won't talk under normal circumstances, but if they let the Bat-Kids do what they used to let the big guy do, well...I don't have much time, so I return to the warehouse and make a few modifications. By the time I'm done, the real, legitimate Batsuit has been replaced with enough of my armor to look decent and work fully again. I have to use my own cowl- the original is far too damaged- but they look similar enough anyway.For the first time, I take a good look at all the computerized options available in the suit. Most of them have been desynced from the main computer, something I figured would happen, but some of the locational technology is still intact and it says exactly where this main computer is located: directly beneath Wayne Manor. If I can get to it, I should be able to re-enable the suit's remote functions.It's already noon by the time I step out into the street again. I use the Bat's grapple to leap up onto a rooftop, from which I survey the city. They're likely to have Blackie in the holding cell over at the GCPD, and there's a road leading out into the hills where Wayne lives, uh, lived. Two-Face is most likely still working from the Stacked Deck, and there are still two other Penguin jobs I haven't started.
ITT: this is the start of dark batman, also known as evilbats, who, simply trying to survive and got in over his head, proceeded to fuck up more and more superheroesnightwing gonna die.
>>53025We need to save Blackie, he's out best pal
>>53025We need to try and help Blackie before he speaks. We should enter the GCPD building from the underground, cutting off the power before we make our way in.Use the dark as our ally, take out the cops and get to the armory for extra firepower. The commotion will likely draw Nightwing to us, we us the dark, the shock and the weapons to take him out.After that we can rescue blackieWho with me?
>>53056this is pretty much what is going on.we should probably collect villain arsenals as we defeat them and claim GothamImagine, DarkBatman using Scarecrow's toxin, Freeze's freeze guns, etc
>>53186I'm with you!
>>53231i can and it sounds legitimately great.aw i have a feeling its gonna be so damn bad shit like darkseid will happen since we just entirely fucked the curse of gotham by being some no name shit and offing the good part of it.
>>53186aw man i can't wait in all honesty.we are gonna singlehandedly make gotham get the nickname: "the place where supers go to die"
>>53186>>53389>>53395>>53448The prehensile cloth in the Bat's cape stiffens out, and I coast down onto the street. Up ahead is the GCPD, and I keep watch for Nightwing, but he's either gone or inside.Suddenly, someone on the street yells. "Hey, it's Batman! Everyone look!" People start to turn and come over. I'm in the middle of the road, and while no cars are coming, several citizens are snapping photos, until one walks directly up to me. "You killed Bruce Wayne," she says. "He was going to help me and my son get out of poverty, and you killed him. You left your god damn bat sign on him. How could you?" I reach down and wrench the manhole cover from its place, and answer her question by leaping down and shutting it behind me.Alright. Thanks to a few unpleasant times here, I'm familiar with the basement access in the building. It's where the power access fuses are, but there's also a backup generator, in the building proper. I head down the sewer corrider and with the Batsuit's added armor, can force a door open that leads directly into the basement itself. Blackie's somewhere above me, top floor I think, so I need to move fast. Instead of hitting any switches I just sever all the cords leading to the board with a batarang and ascend the staircase as quick as I can.The windows are open on the ground floor of the GCPD, but as I'm smack in the center of the building it's still pitch dark. I activate the night vision, transplanted from the old cowl to mine, and see several cops stumbling around in the darkness. I'll need to move quickly.What's my next move? If it involves attacking anyone, roll 1d20 for accuracy.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>53665Sneak up behind a cop alone to the side and ambush the fucker. keep him silent.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>53720ROLLING AGAIN FUCK IT
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>53665Please be best of 3 hueheueheueheueheueheueAnyway, we're getting payback for what we did
>>53665Oh also, head for the armory. Do we know where it is? Anyway, use the ducts to avoid unecessary bullshitWE ARKHAM BATS NOW
>>53720>>53728Sorry man, just one rollThe nearest officer is in my sights. If he keeps going he'll bump into me, so I quickly evade and duck in close behind him. One floor up I can hear some sputtering- they're trying to start the generator. Quickly, I reach in for his neck.At that moment my phone rings loud and clear, the ringtone I assigned exclusively to Rhi. Fuck. The cop turns around just as the lights flicker to life. "Batman!" he yells, and the others look in my direction. The bullets start coming just as I manage to get behind a cubicle, but I'm pinned down and the stairs up are across the room.What now?
>>53837Anything in the belt we can use? Doesn't Batman have smoke bombs or something
>>53895Inventory:-Belt w/ smoke bombs, batarangs, grapple hook, and other pellets the function of which I'm not sure-Blackie's rifle, which I haven't yet used due to the fact that I have only one clip of ammo
I don't know how to draw but I wanted to suggest an evilbats cowl aesthetic>>53837We can always try to get into a duct. Those are everwhere in Gotham.Otherwise we can use one of our smoke bombs and maybe crash a window to make them think we escaped, while we head another way
>>53837Somebody get this hothead outta here!
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>Toss a batarang
>>53940>>54091>>54125I hurl a smoke bomb down and toss a batarang. It's a hard throw, and manages to swing around, hitting the first cop and continuing on to smash a window. They can't see, so they run to the window and one yells "Don't let him escape!" In the confusion I rush across and almost run up the stairs before instead grabbing one of the ventilation covers and tearing it off.I clamber inside and as the smoke clears, I can hear several cops gearing up to hunt me down outside. Climbing through the system, I find it's linked to the second and third floors. Should I enter the second and take out the generator or go to the third floor to rescue Blackie straightaway?
>>54189Take out the generator.
>>54189take generator out, go from there, nightwing might be there though.
>>54189Take out the generator. DARKNESS IS WHERE WE THRIVE
>>54240>>54258>>54259>>54263Oh, you think the darkness is your ally.
>>54286https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F157geaXp_wAre we calling Nightwing a big guy?
>>54240>>54258>>54259>>54263I kick the vent cover out and it clatters into the far wall. The few cops that haven't run downstairs in the commotion try to aim at me, but the place goes dark when I rip the paneling and wiring straight off of the generator.There are only two of them, and they're approaching from opposite sides. If I take them out now I'll have less resistance trying to rescue Black, but taking them on will be an effort I may not want to chance.If I take them on roll 2d20 for each one, +5 for darkness on both, or I can simply escape through the vent.
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>54355Take them down to bring more bad press on the Bat
Rolled 13, 14 = 27 (2d20)>>54355Lotta of loyalty for a hired cops.
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>54355>>54363bleh, here's my other d20
>>32928>We killed BatmanThis is what I get for being late to the party.
Rolled 12, 12 = 24 (2d20)>>54355AblooblooblooUse one to hit the other
>>54388its even better since we have batmans shit and we are trying to save our buddy by becoming darkbats, destroyer of metas.
>>54363>>54370>>54371>>54393In the darkness, I don't have much trouble sneaking around behind them and slamming their heads together before placing both knees on their windpipes and pressing. I feel a slight twinge of guilt for killing, like always, before remembering that these guys are Gotham cops. They're likely on Penguin or Black Mask's payroll and cheating on their wives or something.I take the stairs this time and ascend to the third floor. It's a more closely packed hallway, down which I can see the interrogation room. Most of the cops have vacated the area, but I detect five heat signatures- the cop coming down the hallway towards me, two in the Commissioner's office, Blackie, and another one in the interrogation room with him.What's my move?
>>54432Hang in the ceiling while cop goes past, then continue on your way to get blackie
>>54432Prep rifle for entry to Blackie's interogation room, burst fire on the one body that isn't Blackie. If it doesn't go down, continue firing. If it does go down, put another round in its head.
>>54432Move for blackie, and if possible, afterwards go for the commissioner.
>>54432Crashing this interrogation with no survivors.
>>54453I think we shouldn't kill Gordon. We need to let him slowly be driven insane as he sees everything crumble around him until he becomes our Joker
>>54432sneak into the interrogation room, shoot the fucktard in the room with blackie, get the fuck out with blackie in tow before some batfamily decides the best thing in the world is to kill our ass.
>>54470nah, gotham ultimately needs to go with all the cursed shit here, it literally would be best if the whole damn place was nuked, thats how much retardation is in gotham.seriously at best we should just end gotham as a whole via science, then move to metropolis and dick around with lex for a while, thats gotta be good.
Actually, rethinking a bit, interrogation rooms usually have that room offside with the one way mirror, yeah? Let's redirect there and take out whomever is in the room with Blackie and or attack whichever bat kiddy is likely hidden there behind some thermal screen
>>54497So you say we commit genocide and make a reign of terror until Gotham either is fixed or destroyed?So, you are proposing we are Evil Batman the Criminal and Punisher of Gothan?
>>54521pretty much,ultimately our goal is to survive, and our backstory is killing the god damn batman, may as well go full murderhobo on everyone and everything even remotely posing a threat to the human race, perceived or not otherwise we will die by everybody.in the grim darkness of a grim dark DC, there is only murderbats.
>>54539Nah man, in my opinion, you go one of two ways:1. You ursurp batman's role as a vigilante, but you actually are a real life vigilante. cops hate you, people love you, murder criminals in public displays and straight up kill anybody you view as unjust2. become your own beast. Batmans dead, and since danny o'neills the one who killed him, time for him to become a badass.
>>54566I'd rather not become MurderBats. I'd like to see us do something of our own making, not some trope of "Evil Batman"Having said that, we should loot the shit out of his stuff that we can get ahold of
>>54566like i said, i prefer option 3 of just murdering the supernatural out of the entire setting.for every "good guy" they can and will easily fuck up everything because thats the status quo, heroes fucking suck because even if they mean well and won't ultimately break the universe, they could be mind controlled to do so, and bad guys clearly need to go or they will break the universe as well.seriously science is key for this.
>>54566I think maybe deep down Danny has a god complex and a hatred/disgust for mankind.I mean his views go on about him feeling guilty but then "Yeah but they were scum so it was okay".In the end the most fitting would be to take the mantle, and use it as a symbol to assert what Danny thinks he is: above everyone else. So basically, a mix of murder Bats, crime boss and dictator/lex luthor, taking down anything to get himself to the top of the food chain.A true predator.
>>54590WE WILL BUILD A SPACE WALL AND NON-HUMANS WILL PAY FOR IT
>>54629>good idea>>54590also a >good idea
>>54427I don't like this.We're getting too big.Will CIA stop us?
>>54724no but bane might.
>>54764>>54724I'm still wondering how Joker will react to us killing his husbando.
Rolled 18 (1d20)Testing something.
>>54769we're fucking dead. Ras Al ghul might also send someone after us
>>54783We've gone too far to back down.Now everyone is gonna fear us.>EVERYONE
>>54800>look it's prison logic, to make sure no one fucks with me I have to take down the biggest mofo in the room
>>54822This, completely and utterly this.
>>54448>>54451>>54454>>54472I duck and flatten myself against the wall. The guard is coming closer, and might see me soon, so I engage the glove tactility functions. I'm able to cling to the ceiling using a few small spikes for only a couple of seconds, but it's enough for the cop to pass, down the stairs. I drop to the ground and sneak towards the interrogation room. As I pass the commissioner's office, I can hear Gordon yelling to one of his men that it isn't Batman, that it can't be. I consider busting in, but I've got a job to do.I carefully open the door to the double-mirror room, careful to make as little noise as possible. It's empty, but I've got a clear view of the interrogation room itself.It's not a cop in there with Blackie- it's Nightwing, leaning over him and yelling. The kid looks seriously agitated, and I don't blame him, but Black doesn't look like he's talking. Then again, in my experience this kid was never as forceful as his pointy-eared mentor.I aim to leap through the glass and take Nightwing down in one move. Roll 1d20 for the success of my attack.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>54873please based god
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>54873I honestly want to fail. Go, Nightwing!
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>54873
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>54873We should've packed heat.ReeeePointless roll incoming, rolling for Danny's dick size
>>54883at least it wasn't another 2
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>54873We need to get some formal combat training.>>54926>dick size roll is 18
>>54873One at a time, let's do this.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>55006Forgot my roll since I'm a moron.
>>55017These rolls r great
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>54883>>54890>>54899>>54926The nice thing about these Bat-undies is that they show off my impressive bulgeI smash straight through the window, and while I can't see to grab Nightwing, I land an impressive kick to his chest, knocking him to the floor. I land a punch to his face while he's down, and another kick for good measure.Nightwing is winded but alive, and I've got mere seconds to free Blackie. I cut the ropes tying him to the chair- seems the kid really didn't want his hands free- and the two of us rush to the door. Behind us Nightwing gets to his feet and yells. "YOU'RE NOT BATMAN!"I spin and unload the last clip from Blackie's rifle directly into his chest.Nightwing collapses to the floor, blood covering his front side. I don't know if he's dead, but he's definitely down (my roll determines his condition). We've got to run immediately.As we rush down the hallway, Gordon comes out of his office.Engage or bypass?
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>55051Toss rifle to Blackie, toss a Batarang at Gordon intending to kill or seriously wound and then Bypass.
>>55051>The nice thing about these Bat-undies is that they show off my impressive bulgeFuck, lost it.>3I don't know if that's good or bad, if you're rolling for the damage we did or if it's his resist.FugAlso BYPASSWe don't have ammo and he is most likely armed.
>>55051whelp we shot him through the lung, hes gone.that fucking sucks brah, even when we don't try we off fucking superheroes.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>55078That kills the only good copWelp
>>55051>Engagealso gordon is loldead from crits from here:>>55078i swear we are seriously the single best supervillain known to mankind,
>>55107You mean the single best>accidentally>try to kidnap Bruce Wayne>kill Batman>try to rescue your buddie>kill Nightwing, Gordon and two cops
>>55123hey we are one for two at least; we just love collateral damage.its not my fault we've already ascended into a walking force of gun and murder.
>>55123now batgirl has two personal reasons to kill us. or to become insane.
>>55199I wonder how Alfred is hanging. Bruce probably had a recording calling him dad and saying goodbye in case he died.
>>55211aw fuck I still love Danny boy but this hurts
>>55230Tell me if this isn't painful.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>55078FUCK YOUROLLING TO NOT DO THIS
>>55244oh godthe damage we've done
>>55253anon good job for confirming the crit with another crithes extremely dead now.
>>55253Fate wants the bat family dead.
>>55051EngageGonna burn some bridges now.
>>55078Blackie catches his rifle, though it's empty, and I hurl a batarang straight at Gordon's head. It sticks there and he collapses. I think he's dead, but we don't have time to check. The two of us slide down the stairs, all the way down to the basement, where we break back into the sewers and don't stop running.After a quite a while, we're clear of the police' movements and we clamber up a ladder and out into the waning sunlight. "Thank you, man," Blackie says. "It was a fuckin' rookie mistake, letting him sneak up on me, I'm sorry." I pull my cowl down. "You're good, it was nothing," I say, though I'm still catching my breath. "No, but," Blackie starts, "He was crazy. Like, real crazy. I think we might've fucked up big time here, Dan." As the interminable sound of police sirens continue several streets away, I look him dead in the eyes and say "You think?""Look, in any case we just need to regroup and come up with a plan. Wayne's money is being transmitted digitally, so we'll either need to break into WayneTech- they didn't trust it with banks- or try to hack it remotely, but their security is higher than anything I've ever seen." Black nods. "Danny, Wayne's cash is important, but I'm thinking we need a better place to hide. This shit is heating up fast."I know he's right. Two-Face is pissed at us, Batman's crew is pissed at us, Penguin will be pissed if we don't get back to him, and the entire GCPD just made us public enemies number one and two.We need to plan our next move.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>55271Goddamit!I don't know what's up with me and rolls tonight...
>>55271anon we burnt bridges when we shot normalfag bats dead, then confirmed the bridges were burnt when we murdernated nightwing.now all we are doing on this point is pissing on the ashes because gordon is about to die a horrible painful death.
>>55280Simple. We break into Wayne Manor and find where Batman hides. We can then use his gear to get Wayne's funds.Also we need to change whatever security the place has once there.
>>55280Correction: the entire GCPD just made Batman and you public enemies number one and two
>>55280Try to get to the Batcave, surely there is something there we can use to transfer the funds
>>55280Go to Penguin. Tell him about Nightwing and the Commissioner to show we got progress, but ask for some back up on the money job. Make sure he stays quiet about nightwing and the commisssioner tho
>>55316That or we go full Khan on the Bat Family and jump Fox in an alley for the transfer codes.
>>55310OH HO HO ITS MAAAAGIC, Y'KNOOOWWwe can use this! USE IT GODDAMMIT
>>55310ok good point, but as long as danny's the only one with the costume, he's technically the same as batman
>>55349Smear the batsignal in blood and light it up?THE CRIMSON KNIGHT COMETH
>>55253the batarang lodges in gordon's skull and then his head explodes because it was an explosive batarang.
>>55368yesYesYESY E SES
Wait how did we make sure Rha's didn't take Wayne's body to use in the Lazarus pit?Oh.Oh fuck
>>55415GODAMMIT.well... we kill him again. this time we make sure to burn the body then make a dog eat the ashes..
>>55427But if you consider the head trauma he'd likely come back insane.Murderbat vs Bat of Murder?The gladiator fight of the century.
OPAT SOME POINTFIND THE BAT SIGNALSMEAR IT IN BLOODL I G H T I TIGHTIT
>yfw Danny discovers at some point that he is actually Bruce Wayne of another dimension explaining why he is so capable despite being just a randon dipshit
>>55466dude. we already have enough heat on us to burn the entire city. right now smearing the batsignal in blood will only kill us in an instant.>>55501that would be an awesome plot twist.
>>55308>>55312Back at the warehouse, we do some more research and arm ourselves. Blackie picked up a few more clips from a couple friends, so his rifle's fully loaded with plenty of extra ammo. We'll need it, because the current plan consists of storming Wayne Manor and finding whatever's underneath it. I tell Black about the computer and how I can access more functions of the suit if we access it, as well as what else has to be down there- it's the Batman's hideout.We wait for cover of darkness, though we know that who we're going up against will be using it to their advantage as well. While we plan the logistics- Wayne Manor has entrances on all four sides- I get a text.Rhi: Dan, I just saw something on the news. Batman broke into the police department and killed a bunch of cops, only some people took cell phone footage of him before he went in, and that wasn't Batman, that was you.Rhi: What the hell is going on?Once the sun's down, we head out for the manor, but first Blackie stops off at the GCPD building. With my grapple, I get to the top of the roof. A cop- his nametag says Corrigan- is having a smoke, but I send a batarang straight into his throat. He chokes out "you... you..." before wheezing a couple times, and then he's gone. I pick him up by the head and smear his neck across it a few times, then hit the switch. By the time the police are on the roof, Blackie and I are already on the way to the Manor.We pull up in front of the house. It's impressively huge, more like a castle than anything, and there's a huge main entrance, but more than likely there are Bat-folks inside.What do we do?>>55415>>55501you guys are better writers than me
>>55548We should make sure Rhi can't shit on our plans. Send a message for her and tell her we don't know what she's talking about but we can meet to discuss that.Anyway, Wayne Manor is a tough-ie. We should probably head straight for the main entrance while Blackie sneaks on them and gives us covering fire. There is no point in trying to go past Wayne's security, the best we can do is distract them and use our little arsenal.
>>55548do recon. this is the house of the bat. no one except him knew all the secrets it had. avoid all open spaces. try to sneak in if possible.
>>55603Supoorted. THE NIGHT OF BLOOD IS OUR TIME TO STRIKE, THIS NIGHT WILL LIVE IN LEGEND
>>55548>she knowstime to either add another notch too the murderspree or add waifu to the genocide squad.anyways we gotta gets in and sneak through, the best bet would be sneak through during the wayne funeral, that would be the least guarded of times really.god when batman comes back out of sheer talia/ras sperging thats gonna really fucking suck, hes gonna come back knowing he just got murdered by some little shit, his son got murdered by the same shit as well as his good friend gordon.he's gonna kill the shit out of us really soon if we don't get the fuck out of gotham and fast guys.
>>55548And hey man we're just throwing out ideas, in the end the story is written by you and us ya get me?And you're doing pretty good.
>>55640Rhi could be Batwoman, Blackie can be our Alfred, we just need to find a psycho kid to be our Robin.Maybe Jason Todd wants in?
>>55652>implyingnah hes gonna be pissed his dad died before he could show his way is better.
>>55591I pull out my phone and shoot her a quick text, then make sure to leave it in the car.Dan: Yeah, I saw the story too. He looked a hell of a lot like me, but how could I even start doing that?Dan: Look, I swear I'll come by tonight as soon as I'm finished with work. We can talk then.Blackie looks over at me. "Man, we're the guys who killed Bruce Wayne, now we're hanging out in front of Wayne Manor, and you're texting?" I pull my cowl down and cough. "Yeah, it's Rhi. She's just worried about me." Blackie scoffs skeptically, then says "Are you ready to do this?" We both open our doors and step out. The night is cold and dark, but that's what we're counting on.>>55603Blackie moves forward through the main gates, his gun level. I grapple over a wall to the side and sneak behind some bushes. The moon casts a cold white light across the front lawn, but everything is silent. We edge closer to the house itself until I find myself pressed up against its side wall. I can't see Black, but I think he made it to the entrance. We're nearly in.There's a door immediately next to me. Should I enter or try to curve around to another one?
>>55793Do we have one of those explosive gels from the Arkham games?We could set some up on the door and then curve around to the other one, this way we have a backup plan in case we need a distraction.
>>55793I say look first, check if we have that gel shit, then enter.
>>55823>>55938I search the belt's pockets for some sort of detonator and while there's no gel, I find a small, remote-activated explosive pellet, which I affix to the door. Rounding the corner of the mansion, I can see the backyard's furnished with an extensive garden and swimming pool, surrounded by a huge hedge maze. It's beautiful in the moonlight, but it's not why I'm here. The door is locked at first, but seems to detect my glove and opens with a light click. Across the foyer I can see Blackie fiddling with the front doors, and I'm about to cross the room and open it when I hear movement. A few glances around yield nothing. I switch to thermal imaging, but I've only got Blackie. Either I'm imaging things or they're jamming my detectors. I cross anyway and manage to get to the door without event. But as soon as I get it open, Blackie yells "BEHIND YOU!" I duck to the ground inmediately, and Black fires off a few shots. The massive interior of the mansion is lit up for a few seconds, and I catch sight of something small and red, moving incredibly quickly.I analyze my best chances for taking on Robin.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>56055Roll to back up and throw some batarangs at the boy wonder.
>>56055we sould be the bait for the robin and while the robin pins us down and tells us a speech from the heart, saying how batman somethingsomething blackie shots him dead.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>56055Damieh eh?Back up and draw him close to the explosive door, then dodge and trigger the bomb.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>56092Ill support this
>>56092>speech"NOBODY CARED WHO I WAS UNTIL I PUT ON THE MASK"
>>56092>>56157>>56082>>56120The explosive door's on my far right, and I'm not anywhere near it, so I duck down and hurl some batarangs. "You're not Batman, and you'll never be," I hear the kid say from across the room. "You'll pay for usurping his mantle." Hmm, more verbose than I remember this kid being. He's smaller, too. Doesn't matter. Blackie hands me his gun and he ducks down in the doorway.I run towards the far side door, set to explode, firing off rounds at the small swinging figure dashing around the room. He's above me, then he's to my side. The kid's far too nimble to track, and my heat sensors don't pick him up. Considering they've limited how much of the suit's functions I can use, I'm not surprised, but the little guy's leaping around all over. Finally I throw myself down near the side door, and hurl my gun straight at the small figure. He dodges nimbly, then leaps again, this time landing right in front of me. I get a good look at the kid- he's not even twelve. "You killed my father, I'm certain of it. And you killed Grayson, and the police commissioner. They were insufferable, but they were my family, and I am going to make you feel pain like you have never felt pain before."He's a cocky little dude. Blackie's picked up the rifle and is leveling it at Robin's head, waiting for my signal. The kid turns his head, noticing my line of sight, and makes a leap for Blackie.Roll 1d20 for Black's accuracy.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>56257God for blood dog
>>56262>>56257>blackie hits us insteadKek
>>56257I have this idea that maybe as we git gud we can either get roll buffs or simply a higher roll limit, cause this single roll shit sure makes being a pleb feel like it.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>56257CMON LIL B
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>56294Well we got a situational bonus, so assuming we don't die and reroll another nigga I am gonna go with "training will make us better".Thing is we really are just winging and haven't actually stopped for practice
>>56330>>56294Also the one dice thing is good because it drives how just how much of a scrub we are.
>>56262>>56294i'd really like to have a lower roll limit. the amount of 2's that have screwed us over is almost amusing.
>>56262Blackie misses every shot, and Robin lands directly on top of him, shoving him to the ground and pressing a batarang against his neck. "Black, brace yourself!" I yell, and dive away as the explosive pellet detonates. The architecture of the manor is impressively sound- the hole is relatively small- but the force knocks Robin off Blackie and onto his back. Blackie's mostly shielded from the blast by Robin, and immediately stands and puts a boot on the kid's neck. "You're both going to die, you know," Robin says. "Yeah, you first, kid," Black snarls, and shoves his foot down as hard as he can.Picking up his gun, Blackie mutters something about needing to learn how to shoot, but he thanks me for having the foresight to plant the bomb. The mansion is silent again, until I notice the telltale buzz of a zooming camera. We're being watched. Sure enough, I hear an upstairs door creak open, and two sets of footsteps are coming from it. We dash into an adjacent room, which turns out to be the library, and we duck behind a couch. The footsteps are coming down the foyer stairs and moving out into the center of the big room.How do we proceed?>>56294I was thinking the same but we are up against people of far greater training than us here
>>56352Whadyamean a lower roll limit?Also I am against bof3 becaude it'd mean we would get at least one roll above 10 87.5% of time.
>>56257>his shoes are untiedTopkek™
>>56361Did we kill Robin? Jesus.Anyways, open fire once they enter uncovered area. Our primary course of action is to get that tape and eliminate all witnesses. We aren't here.
>>56365forget it. OP's reason is sound.my thinking was that while we were lowly thungs we couldn't be as bad as to fail every shot. then again this is DC universe where bullshit always saves the hero.
>>56361if we still have more pellets we should deploy them in strategic places and detonate them when the two come to us.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>56361Peek out to see who it is.In case of trouble use a smoke pellet and retreat to the library
>>56383Nah, Blackie did. Blackie killed damien who at the point is like, 10.We are irredeemable assholes.Kill List: 3 cops, Batman, Nightwing, Damien, Gordon
Shit I was writing the next one and lost it all, should've copied.This isn't a great stopping point but I'm gonna get some sleep, will pick it back up when I awake
>walk away for a couple hours>blackie has proven once again he can't even hit the broad side of a fucking barn>robin got murdernated in a gruesome way>all we have accomplished so far is piss through supplies and piss off the league of assassins as well as the already large list, since we just killed ras's successor in cold blood.>in addition we may or may not get our shit kicked by yet more robins.
>>56693>Implying the Justice League won't want a slice of us
>>56778thats part of the large list anon.i legitimately half expect to be punched into pieces at any time from man of murder.
Hey OP why not make a twitter for this. I am really enjoying our rise from simple thug to Hero-slayer.
What the fuck? We are Hero Slayers. Danny O'Neil....Why are we such psychopaths? I wanna know THAT backstory lolAlso implying Superman wont just come and throw us into the sun
>>56834>>56778Superman might snap from his best friend and best friend's kids getting brutally murdered by a random psycho
This has comic potential, holy shit. amazing stuff
>>57584>>57584It would need some extra, like a short origin for Danny's dickishness and original plan to smear the Bat's reputation. Also Blackie's loyaltyI think army grunt with Blackie, came back couldn't find an honest job, threw it in with Falcone. Became increasingly jaded/disillusioned with humanity.Eventually the Bat comes and crashes it, this means the boys ate back out on the street, but while Blackie just went and threw his lot in with the other thugs, Danny obsessed over the Bat for the better part of year, making a crazy plan with uh... Reasons.Anyway, the comic would need to show just how bomblinh our protagonists are, also would need to expand on stuff, like dialogue and scenery (different medium).Also, on facial expressions I just imagine Danny's face is only slightly contorted, with eyes staring deeply into whatever it is he is looking at, a kind of "calm fury".
>>57603Can this be Canon?Maybe Danny got injured by The Bat and that's why he couldn't get another Job so it lead to him obsessing over it, that caused his relationship with Rhi to fall apart and now he's been getting himself back together.She kinda wants to get back together but we've only been pulling ourselves together to get back at The Bat...but why did we want Bruce?
>>57606He wanted to steal bruce's cash, kill him, and pin it on Batman, then use the money to wage war on the Bat, or maybe just fix his life.But after killing Batman and putting on the suit he steadily became more convinced (unconsciously) that he IS the Batman, hence why he is spiraling down so fast.
>>56383>>56396>>56395I stick my head out from behind the library's couch, very slowly, and angle myself to get a good look at the two figures. One is wearing a red suit and a dark cowl, similar to mine- except without the ears, and the other has a distinct bright red helmet on. He's also carrying two Glocks, from the look of it. "I can't believe this," the cowled one says, but the other doesn't seem interested in talking. He kneels over Robin's body, either checking for a pulse or paying his respects.I don't know if these are more Bat-kids and I don't care. I tell Blackie to look for a way to escape through the library- it looks like a dead end- and I hurl a smoke bomb directly at them. In an instant it throws up a massive cloud of viscous, soupy smoke, and while my thermal can't pick them up, I can see them moving around in it.They're coming towards my position."Dan!" Black yells. "I found something! I think it's an exit!" But I don't look at him; instead I keep the gun leveled at the hooded figures rushing towards us.Should I try to escape with Blackie or fire on them? If the latter, roll for accuracy.
>>57683Escape with Blackie
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>57683Fire in the whore
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>57683Fire!
>>57651For me, that origin is kind of ok, but I don't like idea that he "became obsessed" with Bat. We don't need another psycho with a boner for bat. What it makes story more interesting is that Batman only sort of got into easy of Danny's plan. Killing him was only collateral damage.
>>5760>>576036>>57651>>57719You make a lot of sense actually, it'd be more interesting if we just killed the Bat as collateral.I think we should ditch the suit at some point. Take the armour and the gadgets but ditch the whole "Bat" thing.I don't wanna become "Evil Batman"
>>57719>>57726He kind of spent months making a batsuit lads.Months.If he just wanted to kidnap Wayne and had no grudge or motives against Batman he'd just use a normal armored suit. Why pick the bat motif?Think about it
>>57734Okay but maybe not obsessed? There are so many Villains with their murder boner for him and I feel the "Evil Bats" thing is easily outplayed.I've been advocating for our own identity from the beginning
>>57742Crimson Knight, red armour and red batsymbol, no pointy ears?
>>57701I open fire on them, not letting up until the clip's completely empty. The smoke clears, and both of them are on the ground. The one in the cowl is motionless, but I can see the other one twitching, trying to get up. There's no time to reload, so I run over to Blackie. "Dan, look- I was trying to find a door or something, but this is better- the grandfather clock opens up." He gives it a heavy push and it slides aside on tracks, revealing a narrow passageway in the wall. Neither of us feel like sticking around to wait for them, so we edge through onto a metal staircase leading downwards.Holy shit. As we descend, the cramped rocks open up into a massive cavern, furnished with a large frame composed of several platforms. On the largest one, a massive computer looms high. above, and various vehicles are positioned on some of the others. Then there's what seems to be a gallery, with several different Batsuits, a huge penny, and even a gigantic replica Tyrannosaurus. It's insane- the fact that Wayne had this under his house all along is crazy."Damn," Blackie mutters, utterly dumbstruck. Just then I take notice of something- sitting at the computer, in a small seat and typing something, I can see a man. He looks not elderly but older, and he's wearing a nicely tailored suit. Even from behind I recognize him as Alfred, Wayne's butler.How do we proceed?
>>57789Shoot Alfred. He is too dangerous.Then proceed with attempts to steal bats equipment. Try to hack computer, but there are probably going to be lots of security measures.I think we can either kill everyone and take batcave as our own for few days, before it gets too suspicious , or grab as much stuff as possible and leave in batmobile (or bat plane...? that's the name?)
>>57789Kill him before he can see what remains of his son (the armor) and then whisper "Sorry for your loss".
>>57789fire warning shot to get alfred to stop what he's doing and get on the groundif he doesnt, shootget blackie to watch the entrance we came through while i scout the area out
>>57823>>57789Changin my vote to this:>>57825I want some interaction, some reaction, dialogue
>>57830Votin' for dis too
>>57825 #>>57830 #>>57855 #BLAM.My single warning shot goes straight up and lodges some rocks loose from up above. I clear my throat. "I'm giving you one chance to step away from the computer and lie down on the ground. If you don't, believe me, I won't miss."Alfred turns. His face is heavy, tears glisten on his cheeks. "I suppose you sirs are the ones responsible, then," he says in a tone more resigned than accusatory. "On the ground," I snarl. "Now.""Yes, yes, I heard the first time," the butler says. He kneels and holds his hands up. "You, sirs, have in the past two days destroyed my life, my son's life, the lives of the best individuals I have ever known, and the lives of countless citizens of Gotham." Blackie comes down the stairs. "I managed to block it off. One of them's trying to get in, but we've got a few minutes." I nod, then turn back to the butler."I do not know how you managed it," he continues, "And I won't pretend to know why." He looks up. "Kill me, kill my colleagues, do whatever you wish. All I ask is that you tell me. What brought this upon you? What made you so determined to destroy the only good this city has?""Wish I knew," I say, and then I shoot him.The computer's already logged in, so I try to access the remote suit control first. There's a loud crash from the stairs and I see the red-hooded man sliding down them, his guns out.How do we engage?
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>57957We are Danny O'Neil. King of One Liners.Double tap that motherfucker
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>57957Get to cover and pick your shots. Fuck this guy if he thinks you're not winning this.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>57957Dive for cover and fire, we seem to be pretty good at hitting things
>>57963>>5795714 is decent let's hole we don't get too trashed in this battle.
>>57963>>58058I immediately fire off two shots, one a square hit and one a graze. He's thrown to the ground by the impact, and I duck behind a few crates. Blackie's still out in the open, but he wisely dives for the floor. The Red Hood's guns flare, but he doesn't get up. I think his leg's injured.I provide some covering fire for Blackie to get behind the crates with me, and the gunfire ceases. I hear him dragging himself across the room and pushing a few buttons on the huge keyboard. When I stand, he doesn't shoot. Instead he turns and starts to speak. "Listen. I know I look great, but I used to be dead." He's covered in blood and his voice is raspy, breathing heavily. "But I came back because of something called the Lazarus Pit. I was dead and now I'm alive and when Batman comes for you, you're all dead." He hits the enter key on the computer, then makes a flying leap, off the platform and into the depths of the cave."Shit," Blackie says. "What now?"
>>58150He didn't fly so good.Get to assessing our material in the cave. What trinkets did the bat have?Also, get the bodies and put them in front of the city hall. Red bloody bat symbol
Are we The Crimson Knight?
>>58218Yes until we get destroyed by The League of Shadows and their new leader Mad Batman
>>58171This alsoWe need good gear from Batman and then we can go about making Blackie our side kick and us "The Crimson Knight"After that shiz, we should go visit Rhi
>>58232The Crimson Knight and The Ebon Squire?
>>58242Crimson Knight and...The Blackman....Wait...Uhhh maybe not that
>>58248Crimson Knight and the Darknight
>>58171>>58185>>58232I'm able to use the computer to open up several containers full of gear. Black opens his bag and starts collecting as much of it as he can. In the meantime, I search the computer to see the full extent of what Wayne was running here.Damn. There's a massive database of every criminal in the city- hell, the country- and sure enough, Blackie and I are in it. In fact, we're two of the most recently searched profiles, which can't be a good sign. I delete them, then search for more. There are several functionalities I set to be available remotely from the suit, such as control of his plane and his car, and various other automated security measures. I make certain we have control of all of them.There's direct access to the WayneTech servers as well, and quite a bit of Wayne's money is still there- billions, in fact- so I quickly set up a fake account and transfer every last penny to it. Even though I delete history of the transaction, I won't have much time before they notice the money's disappearance. Still, the dosh'll help- check one Penguin job.After some more digging, I find a set of protocols- triggered by several codes I promptly download onto the system. I'm not certain what they are, but they're marked "JUSTICE," and seem important.Suddenly, a giant green symbol appears on the screen- it appears to be a face of some kind. "Hold it there," a distorted female voice warns, "You're done."I can hear sirens up above. Black grabs his bag and we dash up to the surface, to see police cars surrounding the outside of the Manor. "Batman! Come out with your hands in the air!" the megaphone blasts.I hurl a batarang through a window and duck the hail of bullets sent in through it. Instead I leap through a different one, hurl a smoke bomb, grab Blackie, and grapple to a tree. As we land behind the line of cars, Black jumps into the car and starts it immediately. By the time the police realize we passed them, we're already on the way back into the city."That was too damn close," Black mutters, catching his breath. "We need a new plan."
>>58679Let's handle Rhi first then we think of our next move. Set up a meeting with her at her somewhere públic then we go track her after she leaves the home and intercept her for our talk before she reaches the meeting place, thus avoiding anyone tracking our digital print.
>>58679>>58862Can't we just drop by? Surely we don't need to "set up a meet?"
>>58873Drop by in a batsuit, in the home of a known associate? While being tracked by Oracle?Just tell her to meet us at a coffee shop and intercept her halfway, bro.Also, we should check the news later on to see what's up.
>>58910Hmmm, it'd probably be a good idea to take OFF the Batsuit....Right? Go back to Warehouse, get changed. Go see her?
>>58937Sure. You mean just drop in at her home?No message? Ok.Doable.But remember, there is probably surveillance up at her home. Consider that they probably know it was us, as indicated by the last update, so surveillance on known associates is a given.Oracle is a pro, and with her dad(s) out she will pull all she can on us.Also surprised the criminals and league haven't gone batshit by now.
>>58952Hmm, you make a fair point. Batman was looking us up and Alfred was checking the computer but Alfred got rekt so...We know the Cops don't know it was us.The Batfamily might know but we're not certain just yet.Either way, we need to take off the suit because we don't want her knowing about it just yet.
>>58987The green symbol on the screen was Oracle'd (big green eye), and she has access to Bats stuff, so she probably knows.That said she can't directly attack us but she can direct the cops at us.I wanna enslave Babs
Resolve the Penguin job first. Let's not tick off another major player.
>>59007We still need to handle Fox before we can call it finished.The bat database would tell us info on him so we know how to strike at his soft spots.
>>59006Hmm, I suppose Oracle would know about us yeah that makes senseBetter be safe than sorry
I'm getting a bit of a Macbeth feel from this quest.Anyone else?
>>59165Now that you mention it, yeah. Kinda expecting us to lose and die at some point.Consider Rhi's name is also a reference to celtic-british mythology so I kinda wanna look up the stories to see if OP has a deeper plan.
I'm expecting shit to be hard as hell but hoping we can win somehow.
>>59427I'll be hoping for going out with a bang at least.
>>58862>>58873>>58910>>58937>>58952Some time later, I'm standing in the street, in front of the tenement that houses Rhi and up until recently, myself. The Batsuit's back at the warehouse with Blackie, who's trying to figure out all its functions. I gave him some time alone to come see her, and I hope I can set things right.I told her to meet me at the cafe a few blocks away, but instead I duck into an alley and wait for her. I didn't see any cameras there or here, but there's rarely a way to tell when someone's watching.While we were at the warehouse, Black managed to rig up a TV with some working antennae he found, and we were able to watch the news cycle. The panic over Wayne's death has died down somewhat, and those who actually cared about him have begun to mourn. There's been confusion in the criminal underworld about whether Batman's gone rogue or died himself, thanks to some rumors spread by Penguin's crew, but earlier that night, the Justice League of America released a video."We regret that we must confirm the news of Batman's death. He was our friend, compatriot, and teacher," says Superman's face on the screen. "Know that we will not rest until we have found his killer and brought them to justice." Superman. THE Superman. This has gotten far too big, and both Blackie and I know it. If we can't get a handle on this soon, it's going to be the deaths of both of us.I snap myself out of my reverie as I glimpse Rhi walking by. "Hey!" I call, and she turns. "Dan? What the hell are you doing in there?" "Well," I start, "I figured making you walk all that way just to talk would be kinda mean, don't you think?" She coughs skeptically, but she's smiling. Then she looks up, smile gone. "Did you see the news? They're saying Batman's dead. Care to tell me what's going on?"First post with a 1d10 roll over 5 is my answer
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>59660"Dead? I thought he went rogue? Didn't you hear? They said he killed Bruce Wayne?!"
>>59717"Yeah, but after that, they said- Superman-" she shakes her head. "Ah, forget it. None of that matters, Dan. I don't care what happened to Batman, or Bruce Wayne, or any of that. I just care about you."She gives me a hug, and I'm slightly bemused. "Why? There's nothing wrong with me, I've just been bogged down with work, is all." She looks me in the eyes. "Dan, I won't ask you what you're doing. I promise I'll stop calling. Just-" She takes a step away."Just come home after all this, please? I won't bother you about money or work or any of that. I just want you to come home to me in one piece." I nod, still a bit surprised. "Yeah. Yeah, no problem."She gives her confusing little half smile, turns, and walks back down the street.
>>59795Oh no! I don't know how to read women!
>>59795Allright, time to make precautions. If my some possible way we come in contact with superman we need kryptonite, preferably bullets. See if we can somehow manage that now with the new cash. Maybe talk to penguin about it.
Back at the warehouse, Blackie and I continue to plan. We've got a Batsuit equipped with remote controls for all those huge vehicles we saw in the Bat's cave, plus several other defense functions we can use to our advantage. Failing those, Blackie's rifle is still perfectly workable, plus all the gadgets we've got in addition. All things considered we're pretty formidable, and while Blackie doesn't have the knowledge of the suit like I do, he's grateful for the armor lining my custom-made one, which he's currently wearing.Earlier I sent Rhi a text telling her to call me if she ever finds herself in danger, something I figured she'd do anyway. That covered, we consider our options.-The Wayne fortune is ours, at least for the moment, so we could use it to try to outfit ourselves with even stronger equipment-We could go back to Penguin and inform him of our progress, or maybe double-cross him like we thought about-We could try going about the other jobs Penguin gave us-The city's large, and plenty of lowlife crazies are hiding around in it; we could look for one to help or kill-We could go about researching the Justice League
>>59958Hey OP what were the other jobs again?Also how many funds do we have atm?
>>59958>-The Wayne fortune is ours, at least for the moment, so we could use it to try to outfit ourselves with even stronger equipment>-We could go about researching the Justice LeagueSee if we can manage to find equipment suitable for fighting them.
>>59958Okay here is the idea:Blackie researches the JL and sees if he can track down Catwoman and Black Mask for the penguin jobs. Basically he acquires info.Meanwhile we'll go and finish taking the Wayne money from Fox.We'll plan what else once we regroup with info and cash to spare.I'm thinking we should find a way to contact Lex Luthor, he's the guy who might have shit to help us against the league.We should also research those JUSTICE code things.Fuck me let's also make a to do list:>Prepare more equipment for the future fights and better safehouse(s)>Acquire info on our enemies (JL, Oracle, Criminals)>Do some odd-jobs to get the trust of Penguin and get some extra cash, we'll use this to play the criminals of Gotham against each other>Possibly recruit some people for our use, even if just as fodder
>>59958finish the money deal with the penguin. rigth now the last thing we need are more enemies.
>>59971Penguin Jobs- Find Catwoman's apartment and recover Penguin's stolen jewels - Find Black Mask's hideout, steal his intercepted gun cache, and deal as much damage to he and his gang as possible
>>60062He probably doesn't know we got part of it, so we could easily just finish the other ones and keep this one "on hold" while we set our stuff up
We really just became one of the big guys, huh? Wonder how long we'll last considering our only real advantage on everyone else is the unknown factor and element of surprise.
>>60084I'm thinking we can pit villains against heroes, then betray the former and basically go full on Douchebag.
>>60062>>59958I agree with finishing the Penguin Money job ASAP to not set up another big bad on our ass
>>60159We killed Batman.Penguin is just a short midget. Are we seriously gonna give up billions instead of finishing the other jobs he gave us?
>>60294Hubris is the folly of man friend.Hubris. Penguin is nothing, his Asian sex slave assassins might be more trouble.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>60375Hubris? But what about idiocy in giving up our only solid assets when we'll be up against the Justice League?Do you assume we'll find kryptonite for 5 bucks on Ebay?Can we contact Lex to help us for free? I think he's not a 4chan janitor.Just saying saiyan
>>60411You make a fair point, if we want to set our alone then we'd need that money. We could do Penguins other jobs....for ourselves
>>60411i'd rather have penguin on our side. yes, he's not batman, but at the same time he has very different and dirtier means to get us. we could always give him some of the money and say that we were interupted by nightwing and robin before the rest could be passed or something like that.
>>60490There is also the fact he thinks we work for a new big shot. That counts for something I think.
>>59958-While using the fortune seems like a godo idea, I can't help but feel that Oracle may track the money back to us.-The Penguin is a nice idea, we might as well work to improve our cred. We just need to stay low.-Assuming we do find the Penguin and don't get captured/killed, it would be a good idea to do some work for him until we can get some mooks for ourselves.-Maybe wait until we get a better reputation-Again, I'm not sure that's a good idea considering that Oracle might be watching.Thus:>We could go back to Penguin and inform him of our progress, or maybe double-cross him like we thought about>We could try going about the other jobs Penguin gave us
I'm sorry guys, should've mentioned how long I'd be gone>>60002>>60061>>60062>>60159>>60459>>60490>>61114"Okay, listen up Black- we need Penguin on our side, but we're not giving up this money. Instead we're going to use it, and we're going to defend ourselves against the Justice League. You heard what Superman said, and if we don't equip ourselves soon they'll find us and I don't think they'll be exactly forgiving."Blackie shakes his head. "Superman." He's silent for a minute before looking up and saying "I got us some food, but man it's late. I need some shut-eye or I'm gonna pass out." I nod, he tosses me a can, and we eat in silence. I can't stop thinking about what we need to do next. If we expect to survive, every single move needs to be planned in advance. After we're done Blackie heads over to the TV and switches it on. The news is still going, but they're showing various notable people's words about the announcement of Batman's death.One of them catches my ear. It's a video put up online from Gotham about an hour ago. I don't know what the image is- looks like some kind of dead animal- but I recognize the crazed, theatrical voice immediately.Hello there Gotham! It's come to my attention that somebody from our pretty little town has gone ahead and done it- offed the Bat-freak, for good! I know, it sounds glorious- but this little upstart doesn't seem to understand the rules in this town. I'd like to meet him! Then carve a nice big smile into his face.Blackie pales. He lies down on his bedroll and tries to sleep. I sit for a while and keep watch, but I leave the TV on for a bit longer. After the remembrance segment is over, it cuts to footage of the Gotham streets. Fires are starting, people are throwing riots. Hell, I'm even starting to hear the noise from outside the warehouse. The gangs are filling the streets- Two-Face, Black Mask and even Penguin seem to be dropping their pretenses and just taking whatever they want.We both underestimated the impact the Bat had on this city. Without him, there's nothing higher, nobody to judge whether something's right or wrong. Blackie sleeps fitfully, but I can't- I don't dare.
>>63341[OOC: Hey QM, I really appreciate your work, really interesting quest and then way you present characters and their dialogue - fucking A, you should sign up for DC]Anyway, what are out options?
>>63341Fuck if they're going ahead with that then we need to proceed with the league stuff.We need to know the current rooster and whatever enemies they have, and find a way to contact them.Brainiac, Luthor, Cheetah, Black Adam, Sinestro, whoever the fuck we can find a way to contact. Batman is dead so if they want to get rid of the league then the fight to come is their best hope. Basically let's see if we can pit the big guys against each otherAlternatively we could go out and take down the criminals and see if that gives the league some stop to catch themselves and think "What the shit is up"
It's morning. I wake up- though I can't remember when I fell asleep. Blackie's already up, getting his things together. He's equipped himself with several gadgets stolen from Batman's cave, and we stocked up on ammo- my pistol's fully loaded with magazines to spare. We're going through with the plan- we're going back to talk to Penguin. I'll try come up with some bullshit excuse, but I've set aside an amount that will satisfy him if need be. Hopefully we can keep most of this cash for ourselves.I look out onto the street- another day dawns where I'm surprised to still be alive. There have been too many of those lately. The streets are nearly empty, but there's a lot of damage- storefronts are busted in, there are burn marks all over. It looks like Hell passed through here on a vacation. I'm not entirely certain what happened last night, and even though a lot of it seemed like civil unrest, I know the gangs are mobilizing. That's another problem with talking to Penguin, we weren't able to get the guns from Black Mask before last night's attack. Hopefully he isn't too torn up over it.I look back inside at Blackie. "You ready?" He slings his gun over his back. "You focus on yourself, Dan." We head out into the sunlit streets, masks off but armor on. As we walk, I think. "Any one member of the Justice League could kill the both of us in an instant. The only reason we're still alive is because of how low-profile we've managed to stay. Breaking into Wayne Manor, though, it was sloppy. They're going to find us soon." Blackie doesn't look at me. "Yeah, Dan. I know." He hangs his head. "My mom's still in the nursing home, y'know. They don't let me see her because of my record. I mean, my sister pays for it, and she told me she never wanted to see me again. Just like the rest of the family." He's silent for a moment. "What if I died here, in Gotham? Would they tell her? Hell, would they tell anyone? Superman could land in front of us and turn us to vapor in seconds, and who would know?"We walk the rest of the way to the Iceberg Lounge in silence. We're led in as usual, like last time, and informed the Penguin's been waiting for us. When we're led into his room, he wears an angry expression. "Hello, boys. Last night the Black Mask led an offensive that came dangerously close to my territory. I see you don't have any guns in tow. Please, at lest tell me you've made some progress."How do I answer?>>63449Thanks man I appreciate it>>63677Hoo boy we're way out of their league at this point
>>63763>out of their leagueBatman is dead.Gotham is up in flames.Find Batman's data on the JL and check every single one of their weaknesses, send messages to Luthor telling him someone with his intellect could easily finally do what we did, with Superman.Villains are suprisingly easy to influence.Anyway:Respond with "Well the robins are all out of the picture and we're now on the clear to make any actions without repercussion. Now we can operate directly against Black Mask and there is no one to crash that party. We've also got some extra "gear" to make sure Sionis won't know what hit him"Actually don't respond with this. Wait for the other posters to give their opinions kek.
>>63794I s'pose what I meant by 'out of their league' was that Danny doesn't really know how to contact Luthor. He doesn't exactly have his email address etc. we'll get to it soon though
>>63840i don't think it would be exactly hard to contact someone like luthor. i mean, we could google him up, dig an email from there and send a cheaply made cryptic message.
>>63840Oh, true enough.I just assumed Batman knew how to get to them.That would be kinda silly though. reminds me of that batman game that has Luthor callling Bruce Wayne about buying Wayne tech
>>63885>>63840And bruce just lets all the calls on voicemail*Because fuck Luthor.
Well guys we did it, we pissed everybody alive off.My suggestion is going full on nutso.
>>65138We need a new thread anf an archival
Why would we even bother messaging luthor? Lets just post the justice league protocols on the internet and make them public
>>65604That would mean making sure they know we know and can prepare.Babylon only worked because they had the element of surprise
>>65659>BabylonBabelFuck me been watching too much FATE
>>65659That's true for most of the JLA so what about just superman?
>>65706Not bad. We could always just keep the secret plans secret and instead release their secret identities/associates.
>>65822Nice repeating digits sir.I support this, lets release their identities. Maybe we can sell them to the penguin? Or hell, the highest bidder.
>>63794"We struck the Batman's hideout. The Robins are dead and we're near the point where we can do whatever we want. We're going to operate directly against Black Mask." Penguin nods. "But what about the money?" "We've gotten ahold of some of it, though we still need to handle Lucius Fox." Penguin grins. "Great. Do you have it with you?"I adopt a grin of my own. "Our boss figures he can put the money to better use. He'll be keeping ahold of it, thank you. Unless you want the man who killed Batman after you." Penguin scowls, but concedes. "Look, I'll make a trade. You can keep Wayne's cash, however much you get. But killing Batman be damned- if you don't kill Black Mask and get my things from Catwoman, my crew will be moving on you and your boss as well. Understand?" I give him a bitter laugh, but agree that the jobs are still open. "We'll be seeing you, Penguin."Back at the warehouse, Blackie works on improving his equipment while I search through the suit's functionality. The JUSTICE protocols required a password, but it wasn't difficult to engineer a reverse-remote control to unlock functions of the computer from the suit. I press the button on the glove and it gives me a screen within the cowl's eyepiece- a comprehensive list of the Justice League's attributes.It happens to include their real names."Blackie, look at this," I say, displaying it on the wall with the suit's projection. "I don't know any of these names," he grunts, and I don't either. Clark Kent is apparently a reporter in Metropolis, but he's also Superman? It almost seems like a strange joke. Hal Jordan, ex-fighter pilot, is the Green Lantern? It's a lot of information and I don't know what to do with it all.Then I look over at Blackie, and he's taking notes. "This is where it starts," he says. "We know who they are. We know what will hurt them. And once they're out of the way, what's left?" I get an uneasy feeling in my stomach, so I step outside for a minute to get some air.I feel like doing something different, as the sun pulls overhead. We have all this information, and I need to do something with it. That, or I could take on Black Mask or perhaps Catwoman. I also remember Joker's message on the TV, and realize he's in this city with us, too, somewhere.
>>67129Forgot trip again, goddammit
>>67129>>67141Hey Op just saying but you might wanna move us to a new thread.Take the new update and make a new one cuz this one is on page 10 and dropping.Also I archived it.
>>67129I think we can just hold onto the JL stuff for now, things are a messLet's go with taking down Black Mask, if we end him we might as well convert his asset into ours, plus Penguin will be pleased with neutralized his enemy.Then we can track down Selina.
>>67129we gotta get a hold of luthor pretty badly, also penguin may or may not be interested in shitting on the JL and getting the ability to bribe shit.anyways we should get to killing the shit out of black mask since killing is what we do amazingly retardedly well.
>>67154thanks and I agree, will get home in a minute and can start the new one then.