Welcome to DCAQ, in our last issue our hero Isaac Morrison made it to LA on board a plane provided by Ted Kord as thanks for helping defeat Dr. Alchemy. When he arrived however, Waller and Cadmus was waiting for him. But the betrayal of Cadmus by their hired help Deadshot allowed Isaac to escape to LA proper and find a man who can take him to his father.As for rules, there will be options after most updates to vote on. The option with the most votes wins after 10 minutes or a specified amount of time. I may call a vote early if I am prepared with the writing and it becomes overwhelmingly in favor of 1 option. Some action require rolls on a 1d100 crits on 1-2 and 99-100, I will call for a roll after an option has won and only the first 3 rolls after I call it count. Write ins are always welcome, I have veto power on them and may assign a roll. With all that said let's get this show on the road.
You approach the door to the complex to find it unlocked, you swing it open and head up to the fifth floor to apartment number 13. You knock on the door and you hear a raspy voice from the other side.“Who is it”“It’s uhhhh... Isaac Morrison, a contact of mine told me you could take me to David Morrison.” With that said the door swings open and a tall man who looks to be geared up for a fight with 2 of the biggest shotguns you’ve ever seen.“Didn't expect you to show here or now, but I did hear you we're looking for Dave. I’m Gabriel but out in the field I go by reaper, mercenaries and vigilantes are alike in that we don't use our real names most of the time. Anyway I was just about to go meet him and the rest of the squad for an operation going on tomorrow night here in town. It's a good thing you came when you did because after this we we're gonna skip town. Anyway, you can come with us or wait here and I'll send him your way. Be warned if you come with us you might get roped into going on the mission with us”.>go with reaper to the meeting>wait at the apartment>ask reaper something (write in)
>>989460>wait at the apartmentWelcome back.
>>989500oh my thank you, i was about to set a give up for today time limit.
>>989505I knew I was late.
“As tempting as mercenary work sounds I think i'll hang back and rest, It's been a hell of a day” You say.“No problem” reaper replies, I'll send Dave this way tomorrow night. “Don't worry about him, he's been doing this his whole life”.You have a full day to spend in LA, you first stock up on supplies since you abandoned most of yours back in Chicago and find something to eat as we'll. You wonder what you should do here in the City of Angels.Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbm6GXllBiw&ab_channel=GunsNRosesVEVO >Call and update your friends>Chill here>Go out on the town
>>989527>Chill hereTempted to call but I fear everyone is wired.Because of this quest, I'm making super OCs.
>>989527>>Call and update your friends
>>989527I forgot to specify that we can call in addition to the other options, a phone call dosent take all day.
>>989562I'll add to call as well.
You decide to relax here for the day, It's probably for the best considering you're being hunted by a crazy black woman and the spook squad who apparently has access to “hired” metas. You also decide to call everyone back home and let them know you're safe, starting with Ray.“Hey Ray guess who”“Good to hear from you kiddo, I thought the stunt you pulled at Kord industries would get you caught for sure. You're big news now.”“Wait what?”“Yeah kiddo, everyone's talking about the new hero Oceanus who saved 8 people from certain death and defeated a super powered criminal with someone called the “Blue Beetle”. Check out the news if you haven't already, anyway where are you.”“We'll the “Blue Beetle” was nice enough to put me on the fast track to LA and I made it, but someone named Amanda Waller and Cadmus was waiting. Luckily Deadshot was there and helped me escape. He doesn't seem to like you very much.”“It’s a long story with him.” Ray responds.“So then Deadshot takes me to an apartment belonging to Gabriel, who also calls himself reaper. And he's going to bring pops back here when their done with an operation they're doing tonight.”“Lawton and Reyes, you're meeting all of dad's buddies aren't ya kiddo. Anyway i'm glad you didn't go, I don't think mercenary work would suit you well. Anyway I kept you long enough and your ex has been bothering me to tell you to call her so see you later kiddo.” You hand up on Ray and dial Cat.“I'm alive” you open with.“I hoped so, after chicago yesterday.” She replies in a semi sarcastic tone that also betrays that she's happy to hear from you. You fill her in with everything you told Ray minus some personal details. “So that’s that, you made it. I wish I could help more but at the same time i'm not about to head out there and get wrapped up with Amanda Waller. She used to work in intelligence and has a mean reputation so be careful. Anyway I don't think you should stay on the phone much longer, tell your dad I said hi. Come back safe.” You hang up and decide to give a less honest update to Benny, just to let him know you're ok. He informs you that Ray told him you had to leave to go see your dad and would be back soon. You have a casual chat and almost forget that the last few days have wiped you out completely and turned your world upside down. You say goodbye and turn on the news and sure enough panels of people are talking about Oceanus. Some in favor some against, but none can deny the good deeds you did in Chicago and most people seem to respect you and wonder if you'll ever show up again. With all that you lie on the couch and catch 40 winks before tonight.
Radio still playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVkUvmDQ3HY&ab_channel=EminemVEVOYou open your eyes to people arriving back at the apartment, among them Gabriel, A young woman with short brown hair and an english accent, a large man still in combat armor and helmet and last but not least your father. He sees you and comes over, looks you up and down and shakes your hand only to pull you into a manly hug.“How you doing Isaac, kept you waiting huh? I heard about your exploits back home and across the country. You're a better person than I was at your age” Dad says.“You've no idea what I went through to get here, but i'm glad to see you too. I also have question about this whole situation and I think it's time I had the full story”. As you say this everyone but you and dad file out.“Ok son, I hoped to keep this a secret forever and that no one would come looking for you, no one needs to be burdened with this shit. I'll tell you the whole thing, It's best for you to know now concerning the situation anyway” He sits down on the couch across from you. “Ok, anything you want to know before we get into the meat of it”>No questions (perspective will switch to David Morrison for several updates)>Actually... (write in)
>>989672Yeah why are you a merc, what have you been doing, how you know deadshot and gabe and why do I have water meta powers?
>>989672>How come you and mom became mercenaries? What have you been doing? Why do I have these powers?Not!Snake is his dad. I'm extremely okay with this.
“Actually... I do have some namely why are you a merc, what have you been doing, how you know deadshot and gabe and why do I have water meta powers?” You ask“Ok short answers in order” dad begins. “I grew up poor and joined the army when I was 18, I was good at what I did and was deployed to special forces immediately but my whole first unit was dishonorably discharged and had our records wiped for some bullshit bureaucratic cover up that ended up being outed a few years later anyway, too little too late for me thought. I was bitter and only knew how to be a soldier so I hooked up with Gabe, Lawton, Ray, your mom, and the others as part of a special forces for hire sort of deal. As for what I've been doing, it's much the same. Being a soldier for hire puts garbage plates on the table. But I don't take the more shady jobs anymore, today there is more “mostly legit” work than capable mercs to handle it. As for the last part I'll get to that in time.” He pauses as if thinking of the best way to start. “Ok here it goes, as all modern clusterfucks do, it started in the early 80s.”You are David Morrison, you are 21 years old. The year is 1981 and you are part of an elite mercenary unit called Blackstar under the command of veteran merc Slade Wilson and Lt. Burch. Besides you and the officers there are 4 others here Arthur King who is an asshole, Floyd Lawton who is an asshole, Gabriel Reyes who is less of an asshole, and Rebecca Steele who you have been seeing for the last 3 months. You are on an APC taking you to meet an important diplomat from some foreign country you don't care about for a mission that if completed would set up the 7 of you for life.>Talk to someone (specify one or multiple)>Sit quietly
>>989796>Talk to Rebecca and Floyd
>>989837Lets go with this
Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40JmEj0_aVM&ab_channel=CCRVEVOYou decide to break the CCR filled silence, “hey Floyd how's that wrist mounted thing you we're tinkering with”? You ask genuinely.“It blew up in his face kiddo, lucky he wasn't wearing it at the time We’d be out a sharpshooter right Lawton.” Ray chimes in. “I'm not an engineer but if I could get this right I'll never be without a weapon.” Floyd responds glaring at Ray. “Because It won't look stupid or anything”. Rebecca pipes up. “Yeah see how stupid it looks staring down its barrel,” Floyd retorts getting angrier.“That's enough everyone, be on your guard once we get get to the palace. Let me do the talking.” Wilson says.You turn to Rebecca, “hey baby what's shakin’” you say in your best Elvis voice. “I've been stuck sitting here next the moody blues that is Arthur for 9 hours, what do you think?” She replies. King cocks his head sideways at the both of you, but says nothing. “I hear that” you say, “What do you know about where we're going.“We are in some middle eastern shithole called Khandaq, apparently it was ruled by some “god-king” during the time of the pharaohs but now it's just another warzone between secular dictators and Islamic extremists like every other nation around it. We're going to the palace to meet with said dictator about a job, didn't you read the briefing Ray gave you” She fills you in.She leans in closer and lowers her voice, “Also when we're done with all this I need to talk to you about something.”“Ok cool” you reply apprehensively. This could be one of several things and judging by her tone it's not something you would like right now. “We're here”, says Wilson. “Follow me and stay cool, this is the biggest job any of you have ever pulled”.With that you file out of the APC and a guide greets you and escorts you to the palace. You wonder what kind of shit you'll be getting up to this time.
Hey guys thats all for tonight. Sorry for the lack of choices and long updates but I had to set up this whole scenario. Im exited to get into it though. As always ill be around for a bit while I pour some Tito's. Updates are on my twitter @TheKekromancer. Next thread tommorow (tonight?) or saturday.
>>989940All good. I like lore. Thank you for running.
hopefully i get to start earlier as well, I think the late start was partially to blame for the low turnout tonight compared to previous times.
>>989947well shit I missed it for today ill try better next time
With that you file out of the APC and a guide greets you and escorts you to the palace. You wonder what kind of shit you'll be getting up to this time.You move into an opulent throne room that the guide claims served as the seat of power for their god king thousands of years ago and with any luck will again. You are then escorted to some sort of conference room where the dictator Asim Muhunnad is arguing with some of his generals in arabic. As he sees you he shoos all but your group, his personal guards, and his 3 top commanders out of the room.“Greetings friends” he begins. “My name Asim Muhunnad, and we have business to discuss. As you know Khandaq is facing troubled times. Powers both foreign and domestic seek to destabilize my country, to that end we are seeking any advantage we can get. In a prophecy passed down from ancient times among my people, the collection of several artefacts of significance during the time of the God King inside our borders will call out to him and compel him to return and lead us again, now if i'm being honest I don't believe this is true in the literal sense but fulfilling this prophecy will give my government back some of the legitimacy it lost in recent years and give my people a much needed morale boost. We have gathered most of them here in the palace but there is one that requires more underhanded methods of obtaining, that's where you come in.” This is all a bit strange by regular standards but as far as crazy dictators go seems par for the course. “Do you believe in the ancient nation of Atlantis? It is said that during the time of the God King, the Atlantean king as a show of friendship entrusted a jewel to the God King as a show of friendship between the 2 powerful nations. Unfortunately after the God King departed pirates looted the palace and took the jewel. It resurfaced 100 years ago in the care of a group of tibetan monks. You will travel to their temple and reclaim the jewel by any means necessary. Be warned these monks are all practiced warriors and rumor states they have some sort of mystic powers. That why I need you, Blackstar. All the details will be in the file my assistant gave you on the way in. Will there be anything else.”>Signal wilson to ask a question (write in)>wait and listen
Slow tonight as well, I guess New Years does that.
>>999401I'm here but was just getting caught up on the quest. I dont want to go off on some direction on my own different than the guys that have been here the whole time.
>>999434ill go with the vote of whoever shows up. dont be afraid to participate.
These last 2 threads have been really slow. what i'm hoping is that it's just due to holidays and bad run times on my part and not due to complete lack of interest across the board. Ill try to run more around like 530 or 600 EST and see where that goes. Unless we pick up in the next half hour i'll try again tomorrow. It's my fault for running at weird times, see you guys later.
>>999506That sounds goodI'm not sure that its lack of interest. I would guess more of it being the holidays. It seems the entire board has been pretty slow. I would hate to see you abandon this quest.
>>999518Even if it was lack of interest i wouldnt abandon it as long as I had a few anons. I have fun here.
>>999529That's good to hear.I'm hoping to make our way to Central City at some point and talk to the Flash. I would have liked to be here and helped choose the power when it started and I was a little iffy about our power at first but the back story you are giving us so far has made it a lot more interesting.
>>999506Don't give up. I love this quest!
>>999273>Wait and listenYou're amazing mang. I followed you on Twitter, and I'm running my own quest too, Marvel Quest Redux. Keep it up bro.
>>999506Also, have a Question for later usage.
>>1000407Have a Huntress m80.Btw, while I've been following this quest, who's Blackstar again? Isn't our 'name' Oceanus?
>>1000423That's his parent's merch group's name. We're seeing the backstory of them.
>>999273>>wait and listenmissed it again god damn it you need to run between like 2pm an 6pm so I can be here
>>999273>wait and listen
>>999273>wait and listen>>999506It really does have to do with the times you run at
if this thread is past its bump time i might make a new one, just to help visibility for a relatively young quest.
>>1002008It's three days old so it's in auto-sage mode.
>>1002015/qst/ needs more than 3 days with the kind of content we run and the absurdly high bump limit, anyway im prepping for todays thread now so should be up soon.
>>1002027True but it's a good way for lost quests to be clean out.
>>1002039Its a balance then, Id say 5 days is more reasonable, as abandoned quests or old threads will be pushed to page 10 anyway.
New thread: >>1002053