Champions: The Mutant Chronicles

Love Struck

Campaign Date: Feb 14, 2017
Sessions: 1
GM: Tom

  • Session 1: Wed, Mar 28, 2017 – 1800 PST

PC’s Involved:
Agent Storm
Amber
Hardcore
Street Angel
Twister

Notable NPCs:
Honey
Tweaker

Adversaries:
Blackstar
Onslaught


Session 1 – Narrative:
In the wee hours of the morning of February 14, 2017, just as the Hollywood Knights were wrapping up after foiling the attempted robbery of the CA Bank & Trust by the Masters of Speed, Merlyn informed the Knights that they might want to get to FaZe night club ASAP. According to Merlyn, Honey had opened a Facebook account under the pseudonym ‘Honey Childe’ and was uploading selfies of herself at FaZe.

Upon arrival at FaZe, the Knights found two men, Blackstar and Onslaught, fighting on a now-vacant dance floor. Storm went over the bar top, instructed a bartender to kill the power, and then began directing patrons to exit the facility for their own safety. Meanwhile, Amber took a seat at the bar next to an appletini-sipping Honey while Hardcore engaged the brawling men and Street Angel backed him up.

It soon became obvious to Amber that Honey had instigated the fight, apparently after telling the two men that whichever of them won a fight (against one another) … would get to take her home. When questioned as to why, Honey indicated she had been reading a Harlequin romance novel and that, from it, she learned two men fighting over a woman was a sign of affection — something she desperately desired.

Amber shared this information with the team and, armed with this knowledge, Street Angel began dancing on the dance floor, enticed Honey to join him, and, upon taking her hand, teleported Honey back to The Keep. Hardcore, in his element, held is own against Blackstar and Onslaught, in part because Onslaught failed to notice Honey’s departure and remained fixated on defeating Blackstar in order to win his evening with Honey. After successfully knocking Blackstar out, Onslaught was, in turn, is subdued by Hardcore … but not before Blackstar recovered, desolidified himself, and exited by flying upward through roof.

Twister, arriving late after inspecting the slagged Masters of Speed semi truck for clues, spotted Blackstar and followed him to his vehicle … which Blackstar abandoned by remaining desolidified and flying down through the asphalt and into the ground.

After Onslaught was arrested and put in nullifiers by PRIMUS for transport to Stronghold, the Knights returned to The Keep to find Honey sitting with Street Angel, who was apparently her ‘date’. Storm demanded an explanation from Honey, looking for a single good reason she should not be brought up on charges as an accessory to the crimes committed at FaZe, and, surprisingly he received one, as Honey indicated that: a) she had not been herself, b) someone had been inside of and tampered with her mind, and c) she did not know who it was.

Hardcore’s sister, Tweaker, was quickly contacted, and she remotely confirmed that someone had, indeed, tampered with Honey. Soon after, Tweaker arrived at The Keep in order to inspect Honey and determine the extent of the problem. During her assessment, she learned that Honey had become self-aware and that she had been given both moral and ethical subroutines intended to cause Honey to seek out love and, upon doing so, to amass the strongest collection of paranormals she could find in order to build a team that would ultimately be used to destroy the Knights.

Tweaker revised Honey’s programming to something more ‘normal’, reported what she’d found to the team, and the team gave some thought as to who might want to do such a thing. Two names came to mind: Interface and Cybermind.

Interface (real name: Rutger Eisenman) was a cyborg with few organic parts. He was once a mercenary who worked for ARGENT. In 2009 he studied The Champions, learned and exploited their weaknesses, failed in his mission, was captured, and then spent 6 years in jail. He was released in 2015 and kept a low profile, thereafter.

Cybermind (real name: Dan Simowitz) was a cyberkinetic who hacked into Defender’s armor in 2009, experienced feedback that sent him into a coma, and was imprisoned at Stronghold, thereafter. A call by Storm to PRIMUS to inquire as to Cybermind’s status revealed that he had sprung himself the day before (Feb 13, 2017) along with Requiem and Frost (real names: Damian and Adrian Demort) and two or three others. Storm asked for a secure update from PRIMUS as soon as the names of the others were known.

The timing of the breakout from Stronghold suggested that what happened to Honey was Cybermind’s doing. When the team kicked around who might know that the Knights had recently acquired a hot android receptionist, Amber indicated that PRIMUS knew, and implied that Cybermind might have learned of it from PRIMUS since PRIMUS has a number of leaks. Troubled by this, Storm asked the Knights to route all future PRIMUS-related communications through him so that he might begin to try to suss out the mole.

Fin

XP and Rewards

Addressed in previous Adventure Log

MVP

No MVP for this scenario

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Speed Kills

Campaign Dates: Feb 6-14, 2017
Sessions: 4
GM: Tom

  • Session 1: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – 1800 PST
  • Session 2: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 – 1800 PST
  • Session 3: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 – 1800 PST
  • Session 4: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 – 1800 PST

PC’s Involved:
Agent Storm
Amber
Hardcore
Psi-Kick (Missed Sessions 2&4)
Street Angel (Missed Sessions 2&3)
Twister

Notable NPCs:
Agent Dixon (PRIMUS)
Citizens Against Crime in The US (CACTUS) Members
David Epstein – Manager of CA Bank & Trust (Hollywood, CA Branch)
Silver Avenger Webster (PRIMUS)

Adversaries:
Blur
Fullbore
Hellbent
Whiplash
Whirligig
Slo-Mo


Session 1 – Narrative:
On Monday, Feb 6, 2017, the Hollywood Knights returned from Warth to a plethora of email and voicemail messages, a number of which threatened legal action for the Knights’ past misdeeds. Silver Avenger Webster had also left a message indicating he desired a meeting with the Knights to present them with some options. His call was promptly returned, and a meeting was set.

At the appointed time, Webster arrived at The Keep for the meeting … with a PRIMUS agent in tow that the Knights had never before seen. During the meeting, Webster directed the Knights’ attention to the various levels (Bronze, Silver, & Gold) of official government sponsorship available to the Knights, describing the pros and cons of each during his presentation. Afterward, he suggested the Silver Level might be the best fit for the Knights and introduced Agent John Storm as the Knights’ potential PRIMUS liaison officer associated with Silver Level sponsorship.

Storm, a typically stuffy but impressive G-Man type, then provided a brief but thorough explanation as to why he, too, felt Silver Level was a good fit. Afterward, he underscored the typical and very real problems associated with continuing to operate as a vigilante group without (or with inadequate) government sponsorship. He suggested the Knights make their choice (and to choose wisely) … a message the Knights actually took seriously … largely because of their impending legal troubles.

Thus, after much debate, conspiracy theory, and general back/forth, all members of the Hollywood Knights agreed to Silver Level sponsorship by PRIMUS except for Street Angel, who had misgivings and needed to take some time to himself.


Session 2 – Narrative:
On Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, after provision of the Knights’ official PRIMUS IDs to them, John Storm was settling into his room when he stopped and surveyed the punitively-assigned space, considering it for a moment. From its small size and distance from the Knights’ rooms, it was obvious the Knights neither trusted nor liked him, but he didn’t take it personally. He was the new guy they believed had been forced upon them by the United States federal government, so all they saw was his age, his suit, and his badge. If this group of kids was incapable of seeing the numerous benefits and upside to involvement with PRIMUS, so be it — because only the mission mattered. Frankly, such behaviour was expected, since the Knights were all impetuous, unseasoned, idealistic types, anyway…

Storm mentally chuckled to himself. The room, while small for The Keep, was sheer luxury compared to the on-base domiciles to which he’d grown accustomed. As an officer, Storm always had opportunities for nice on-base housing, but he consistently chose the options nobody else wanted — much like this assignment to the Hollywood Knights. There was, of course, always a silver lining, if one bothered to look for it. Take Storm’s room, for instance: it had storage right next to it and a library with twin terminals less than 10 feet away — perfect for John’s operational needs. And working with the Knights? Well, time would tell as to what silver lining might present itself.

Throughout the week, John got to know The Keep’s layout and began to get a sense for some of its occupants. Honey was the perfect receptionist while Merlyn played the part of a useful but snarky butler. Except to rib someone, Hardcore mostly kept to himself, while Amber busied herself behaving like an entitled child doing its best to act like a grown-up. The other adults of legal drinking aged looked the other way when she drank, so Storm would, too. This was, after all, their home … and it was easy enough to do given that she was obviously unnerved by Storm’s perpetual note taking.

That left Twister, whose narcissism was obviated by how accustomed he was to ladies fawning over him. The kid would probably be crushed if a more attractive male ever stole his thunder for even a moment, but he was ‘pretty’ enough that the possibility was, at most, remote.

Psi-Kick was away attending PRIMUS-mandated legal training for telepaths, while Midnight and Street Angel were apparently out and about attending to personal matters. Storm suspected Street Angel might be sulking … which was the nicest way he could think of to describe a Millennial with trust issues taking a moment to come to grips with joining the grown-up world. John hoped he’d come around, soon enough.

On the evening of Sunday, Feb 12, 2017, Special Agent Dixon from PRIMUS called to request the Knights’ assistance with the Masters of Speed (MOS), a seven-man villain group that recently robbed a bank in Reseda. Dixon indicated that the MoS membership consisted of: Hellbent, Cheetah, Fullbore, Whiplash, Whirligig, Blur, and Slo-Mo.

Storm’s training as a profiler and propensity for note-taking yielded the following one-page synopsis of the MoS [which has been steadily updated by Storm as more info was learned]:

Masters of Speed

Hellbent (leader)

  • Real Name: Drake Zarik
  • Known Aliases: Devon Savik
  • Known Skills: Financial/investment genius, gifted electronics engineer
  • Known Powers: Super speed, vampirism (a la life force absorption)
  • Criminal History: Patricide, breaking & entering, grand theft, evading arrest, breaking out of prison, conspiracy
  • Notes: Among the fastest of the group, Cheetah is his girlfriend

Cheetah

  • Real Name: Dyan Sagan
  • Known Powers: Super speed, claws
  • Criminal History: Breaking & entering, grand theft, evading arrest, conspiracy
  • Notes: Fastest of the group in short bursts, Hellbent is her boyfriend, has never killed an innocent

Fullbore

  • Real Name: Harry Coyle (wanted by Canadian government for desertion)
  • Known Powers: Super speed, increased strength & toughness
  • Criminal History: Breaking & entering, grand theft, evading arrest, conspiracy, desertion
  • Notes: Poor control of speed, crashes into things, Sergeant in the Canadian Army who volunteered for a classified military experiment, only survivor of experiment, experiment triggered latent mutation within Coyle’s genome and is the origin of his powers, Coyle ran rather than become a government lab rat

Whiplash

  • Real Name: Jackson Sieber (Classified by CIA)
  • Known Powers: Super speed, clinging
  • Criminal History: 7 homicides, breaking & entering, grand theft, evading arrest, conspiracy
  • Notes: Former CIA asset, government training, was slated to be retired by CIA for unnecessarily taking orders too far; caught wind of CIA setup and went off reservation before CIA could aggressively terminate his employ, most violent member of MoS, has issues with other MoS members

Whirligig

  • Real Name: Carl Winsong
  • Known Aliases: Kid
  • Known Powers: Super speed, whirlwinds
  • Criminal History: Breaking & entering, grand theft, evading arrest, conspiracy
  • Notes: From Germany, has a German accent, loves hockey

Blur

  • Real Name: Jake Fenton
  • Known Powers: Super speed, desolidification, vibration-based attacks
  • Criminal History: Breaking & entering, grand theft, evading arrest, conspiracy
  • Notes: Among the fastest of the group, always emits a low hum, potential earthquake abilities, is a construction worker from NC, comes off as a prankster, wants to be normal, convinced a meteor that fell near him while operating a jackhammer is the source of his powers, has parents James and Sue Fenton, has a sister Jennifer who is married to David Nesmond and has two kids (Teddy and Tammy), is from Stallings, NC

Slo-Mo

  • Real Name: Johnny ‘Fasthands’ Blue
  • Known Powers: Slows others, flight (via jetpack)
  • Criminal History: 2 homicides, breaking & entering, grand theft, evading arrest, conspiracy
  • Notes: Only member of the group without super speed, sometimes carried by others if needed, former professional boxer

After Dixon’s call, Hardcore, Amber, Twister, and Agent Storm put on their thinking caps and reached out to both CACTUS and their collective contacts to formulate the beginnings of a team profile for the Masters of Speed. Storm’s profile notes on the subject were as follows:

  • 23 bank robberies total, with only 6 of them involving super groups other than the Masters of Speed
  • Each of the past robberies was tied to armor deliveries — such that the banks were at their most flush with cash
  • MoS never hits safe deposit boxes or individuals; they go straight for the safe, clean it out, and depart
  • MoS does not bother with subtlety or stealth, they simply trip the alarm and are in/out of the vault and building before police can respond
  • MoS hits a localized area for a brief period and then moves on to another major city; so far, they have ravaged the southeastern US and major metro areas and appear to be moving west
  • Blur likes to brag about potential bank hits online before they occur

Blur’s need to brag was a tip learned from CACTUS, which had previously had a run-in with MoS that ended badly. This tip resulted in detection of a recent online post by the Knights that led them to believe the California Bank & Trust in Hollywood would be hit by the MoS on Feb 14, 2017 — approximately late morning or mid-day. This suspicion was strongly supported by the bank’s scheduled receipt of an armor delivery on Feb 13 … and by its relative proximity to a major highway. Twister and Storm cased the bank late Sunday afternoon, and Storm planned to speak with bank manager early Monday, Feb 13 — while the Knights prepare to intercept MoS when they hit the bank on the 14th.


Session 3 – Narrative:
During the wee hours of the morning of Monday, Feb 13, 2017, Agent Storm’s search for information regarding named members of the Masters of Speed revealed some new information about Fullbore and Whiplash that storm added to his one-page synopsis (above).

Later that morning over breakfast, Amber, Hardcore, Psi-Kick, Twister, and Agent Storm discussed options regarding the MoS. Storm presented a profile to the Knights that strongly suggested the thieves might be relying on a mobile safe house — one that would easily blend into an urban environment, such as a tractor-trailer truck. Merlyn was engaged by the Knights to monitor L.A. traffic cameras for all such vehicles that entered and remained within a 5-mile radius of the targeted CA B&T branch for any length of time, especially those near overpasses of the 101.

Two trucks were identified by Merlyn as potential matches. The northernmost of the two was a Peterbuilt tractor-trailer with a sleeper cab, a ‘ROADWAY’ branded trailer, and CA plates. The southern-most of the two was an unmarked tandem-trailer truck with a sleeper cab and UT plates. The team decided on a three-pronged, plain-clothes investigative approach, and Psi-Kick offered a Mind Link to Agent Storm to allow for communication while the team was split up. Storm declined and noted the irony of a masked woman expecting others to trust her with mind-to-mind contact when she won’t trust them with her real name or a glimpse of her face. Psi-Kick acknowledged and responded by dropping her mask and introducing herself. Moments later, after tuning his earpiece to the team’s comm frequency, Zeke & Amber were off to check out the CA truck, John was off to meet with the bank manager as planned, and Tommy & Nicole headed out on Tommy’s bike to check out the UT truck, with Storm reminding all that Blur always emits a low humming sound.

The CA truck was, in short, a bust: a Hispanic man had been snoring in the sleeper cab until Zeke caused a foul gust of wind to overwhelm the vehicle, awakening the driver who, cursing, fired up his rig and drove off to find a less odious place to park and sleep. Similarly, Nicole and Tommy’s inspection of the tandem-trailer truck with UT plates bore no fruit; someone was sleeping within the sleeper cab, but Nicole could only sense wanton dreams of female company … with nothing seemingly untoward going on in the truck or its tandem trailers.

John’s meeting with Mr. David Epstein, the bank manager, was quick, businesslike, and high-level. Storm informed Epstein of a credible threat to banks in the area that matched the known MoS pattern of robberies that follow armored car deliveries … and asked Mr. Epstein to take precautions that might help reduce losses, slow a robbery, and track the perpetrators should a robbery occur. Epstein confirmed Storm’s identity, agreed to comply with the requests, and thanked Storm for the heads-up. As their meeting was adjourning, Epstein informed Storm of a ‘glitch’ the bank’s security personnel were investigating in the security camera footage and, after a quick review and discussion, Epstein gave Storm an unofficial copy of the camera footage for Storm’s use.

Upon returning to The Keep, the team shared their findings and the camera footage was reviewed by all. The team agreed that it appeared the cameras had been put on a loop for a short window of time — something unusual for the MoS, since they typically did not bother trying to tamper with or defeat security systems. During the review, Merlyn expanded his search radius and reported that a truck stop was approximately 8 miles away from the bank. Tommy & Nicole headed to the truck stop to try to determine if potential vehicle might be located there, but came up empty-handed. Shortly after they had completed their round trip, Storm’s mobile number rang and he was informed by David Epstein that a listening device had been found in his office. John thanked him for the call.

Suspecting all that was discussed with the bank manager had been overheard by the MoS, Storm informed the Knights of the problem and suggested the team stake out the bank that night, as the Masters of Speed might accelerate their time table. The Knights agreed and positions were taken up at the bank. Shortly after 2am on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017, a tremendous noise was heard from within the bank — specifically on the side closest to the vault, where a contiguous dry cleaning business existed.

The team moved toward the noise, with Psi-Kick, Hardcore, and Agent Storm heading to the alley-side door of the dry-cleaning business … which Psi-Kick found unlocked, with the interior security gate open. Meanwhile, Twister and Amber went for the street-side door, the lock to which Amber picked. Both groups entered the dry-cleaning establishment to find Slo-Mo standing in a wall’s opening that lead directly into the bank vault. The team engaged Slo-Mo, apparently without attracting the attention of the other MoS members — Blur, Fullbore, Whiplash, and Whirligig — all of which were in the vault.


Session 4 – Narrative:
The Knights continued to attack Slo-Mo. Noticing something was amiss, Blur verbalized to his teammates that Slo-Mo was behaving strangely and then generated a shockwave from within the vault. Slo-Mo, Psi-Kick, and Agent Storm were affected by it, with Storm landing on his ass. Twister immediately entered the vault and let loose a wind vortex that knocked out Slo-Mo and knocked down the rest of the MoS members. Blur then bolted from the vault while informing Hellbent the gig was up, with Twister shortly behind him. Meanwhile Storm got to his feet while Hardcore, Psi-Kick, and Amber intercepted Whiplash, who was quickly dispatched. Whirligig soon followed after Blur, a tornado of Benjamins in tow. He cruised past the blockade, raced out of the dry-cleaning establishment, and unexpectedly collapsed into unconscious in a heap of cash before Twister.

Twister used his wind control to scoop up Whirligig and the loose cash, which he carried back into the dry-cleaning establishment as Merlyn informed the Knights that a truck was approaching the bank. Street Angel, who was arriving on the scene, chased after Blur and, upon noticing Blur was headed for the inbound truck, he moved to intercept it.

Psi-Kick entered the vault and covered Fullbore while he stood at parade rest and stared at the vault wall. Whirligig had been playing opossum and tried to escape but was quickly put back down. Hardcore grabbed both Whiplash and Whirligig to prevent another potential escape. Back at the truck, Street Angel opened fire on it and caused its engine to cease functioning. Hellbent exited the truck to engage Street Angel — who promptly disappeared. Concerned, Hellbent elected to flee the scene and instructed Blur to do the same.

As Blur fled, Agent Storm got a psychic lock on him and probed him for memories pertaining to the names of the Masters of Speed, their operations, safe house(s), and the like. Apparently each MoS member is a millionaire in his/her own right, as a direct result of Hellbent’s financial investments and use of off-shore accounts. In addition, the MoS currently have a headquarters set up in Kansas City, Missouri under a dummy company. A nearby safe house is set up at 6520 Aura, Reseda, CA — which Storm radioed in to PRIMUS as soon as he lost the lock.

While Storm was probing Blur, a self-destruct sequence activated inside the semi truck, slagging the vehicle. Twister, who had hung back with Psi-Kick to debrief with PRIMUS as the captured MoS members were put into nullifiers for transport to Stronghold, elected to inspect what was left of the truck for clues. All he found was a stamp on what remained of the robotic driver that read: TechnoSmith CQR7.

PRIMUS showed up at 6520 Aura, Reseda, CA soon after — but when they arrived, they found the place hastily emptied…

The next day, Storm updated his one-page synopsis (above) on the MoS and added the information to the dossiers of each MoS member within the PRIMUS database.

Fin

XP and Rewards

Amber receives 5 XP
Psi-Kick receives 3 XP
Street Angel receives 3 XP
Twister receives 5 XP
Agent Storm receives 5 XP
Hardcore receives 5 XP

MVP

Twister is Voted MVP for his quick action against The Masters of Speed.

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Professor Paradigm and the Paradigm Pirates

Campaign Date: 29/12/16
Actual Dates: Wed, Jan, 25, 2017 – 1800 PST
Sessions: 4 of 5

PC’s Involved:
Amber
Hardcore
Hive
Midnight
PsI-Kick
Street Angel
Twister

Notable NPCs:
Kinematik (MLF)
I.Q. (Genowa) – 9yr old Mutant w/Mimic Superpower w/Supertechnology
Frederic – Teleporter
Holocaust (Independent) – Street Angel’s Dad?
Lux (Mom)

Adversaries:
Professor Paradigm
Avant Guard
Displacer
Tesseract

Game Synopsis:
The Team returns to IQ Laboratories then next morning for a meeting with with IQ and Kinematik.

IQ presents a possible solution. Professor Paradigm and Paradigm Pirates possess Dimensional Travel Powers. Their modus operandi is unpredictable, but they show one pattern, the film series Celestial Conflicts. Professor Paradigm is a big fan.

The Celestial Conflicts III premier at is tomorrow evening at The Chinese Theatre. Kinematik recommends the Hollywood Knights interact with them. IQ will give them Scanning Devices, Commlinks, and a teleport from Frederick to the Keep (Home of the Hollywood Knights).

Afterwords Street Angel and Holocaust have a man to man discussion about leaving Lady Blue alone. Being very respectful and careful he manages to get Holocaust to agree to leave Lady Blue alone. Street Angel has to politely remind him not to give away her secret identity.

Frederick teleports the team back to the roof of The Keep. The make a plan for getting the team on site and will improvise from there. Twister’s girlfriend gets 4 press passes for Twister, Midnight, PSI-Kick, and Hardcore. Street Angel set up outside on overwatch.

The event is underway and Professor Paradigm and the Paradigm Pirates arrive by Limo. As the LAPD move to take them into custody all heck breaks loose.

Tesseract’s constructs entrap everyone at the center of on the Red Carpet. The team moves to protect the innocents. As the team attacks many of the cosplay extras in the attack the Hollywood Knights. Only later we discovered that Avant Guard was hiding among the extras with Dimensional Duplicates dressed as film extras.

Displacer’s attack manages to hurt Hardcore. Then he opens a gateway over the center of the entrance. An intense heatwave stuns the crowd.

Avant Guard’s duplicate cosplay extras attack the LAPD and the Hollywood Knights with Blasters set to Stun and Laser Swords to kill the them.

Hardcore determined assault is slowed, but not stopped by the Professor Paradigm or the Paradigm Pirates.

Midnight trades energy blasts with Displacer.

PsI-Kick draws the attention of many of Avant Guard’s duplicates attacks and is nearly killed before Street Angel heals her.

Twister attacks Avant Guard’s duplicates. Then tries to stop Professor Paradigm from stealing the Celestial Conflicts III film, but is forced to retreat from Displacers attack.

Street Angel blasted Displacer, healed PSI-Kick, and as Professor Paradigm and when Paradigm Pirates retreated with their prize. He managed to knockout Avant Guard and Displacer. Professor Paradigm and Tesseract managed to recover Avant Guard and escape, but left Displacer in our custody.

IQ’s shout of joy “We got it!” means mission accomplished.

Street Angel heals those in need and takes Displacer into custody. Calling IQ for transport back to Genowa and containment for Displacer.

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IQ Laboratories

Work In Progress

Campaign Date: 28/12/16
Actual Dates: Wed, Jan, 18, 2017 – 1800 PST
Sessions: 3 so far

PC’s Involved:
Hardcore
Hive
Midnight (Missed 3rd Session)
PsI-Kick
Street Angel
Twister (Missed 3rd Session)

Notable NPCs:
Kinematik (MLF)
Murdock (IMAGE)
I.Q. (Genowa) – 9yr old Mutant w/Mimic Superpower w/Supertechnology
Holocaust (Independent Mutant Mastermind)
Lancer (Formerly of PSI)
Lux (Street Angel’s Mom)
Ambush (Independent Supervillain)
Tachyon (Independent Supervillain)
Cheshire (GRAB)
Portal (Mutant Underground)
Shatter (Stronghold Prisoner)
Nox (Street Angel’s Uncle)
Pooka (Sanctuary)

Adversaries:
Kinematik (MLF)
Holocaust (Independent)

Game Synopsis:
PSI-Kick interrogates the MLF members we defeated at The Reef Nightclub in Genowa before the GPD arrived to take them into custody.

The Hollywood Knights walk the few blocks to I.Q.’s Research Labs and location of Kinematic and the missing Teleporters.

Upon arrival the Team tries to ring them bell. When that fails they try to break in, but we later learn the door is made of Questionite.

Before they can decide what to try next they are attacked by members of the MLF. After a short exchange the Hollywood Knights are victorious.

Then Kinematic appears, after a brief scuffle Holocaust appears and calls for everyone to stand down.

Everyone goes inside and we find most of the Teleporters walking around free while a few others. We also find I.Q., Murdock, and a few others.

I.Q.’s mutant powers it to Mimic mutant powers with technology.

Kinematik wants to return to his Dimensions Earth. He want to assemble a Mutant Army to free mutantkind from extinction.

Street Angel offers his assistance in saving mutantkind from extinction on Kinematiks’s Earth.

Holocaust asks Lux about Street Angel’s parentage. (Note: Apparently Lux got around 25yrs ago.)

The Teleporters are set free and Kinematik’s threat has been neutralized.

When Murdock, Kinematik, and Holocaust ask where the Hollywood Knights stand on APSAR?

Street Angel’s reply is he will never register.
Amber reply is she is an ex-con and is already preregistered.
Hardcore
Hive
Midnight
PsI-Kick
Street Angel
Twister

Street Angel asks if they will answer the call if The Hollywood Knights locate Genocide.

Mission accomplished, but what next? In just a few days the APSAR comes into effect.

Teleporter’s could not travel to other Dimensions.

Professor Paradigm and the Paradigm Pirates.
Mysterious goals, Random attacks, and Unexpected appearances.

Street Angel help Kinematik and the others get home.

But, possesses power of Dimensional Travel.

Where will we stand? Where will you?

QM

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Teleportation Trouble
Kinematik's Master Plan

Campaign Date: 12/28/16 –
Actual Dates: Wed, Jan, 04, 2017 – 1800 PST
Sessions: 3 so far

PC’s Involved:
Hardcore
Hive
Midnight (Missed 3rd Session)
PsI-Kick
Street Angel
Twister (Missed 3rd Session)

Notable NPCs:
Silver Avenger Webster (PRIMUS)
Doc Sonic & Huntsman (Protectors)
Lady Blue (Independent Supervillain)
I.Q. (Genowa)

Sanctuary Staff
Charcoal (Daughter of Hyperion) –
Pooka – Teleporter
Strikeforce – Duplicator
Dayna Watson – Normal
Rush II (Daughter of Rush) – Speedster
Corona – Body of Energy
Metalla – Body of Metal
Peacekeeper (Reprogrammed Mechanon Robot) – Chef

Adversaries:

Assault
Battery
Red Racer
Ambush

Game Synopsis:
The Keep, Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles County, California

Hardcore, PSI-Kick, and Twister are at the bank to cash their action figure residual checks. Unfortunately Tachyon decides to rob the bank at the same time. Just as the super battle really got started the super villainess Ambush teleported next to Tachyon and they teleported away.

Later the Hollywood Knights investigation revealed that Tachyon and Ambush appeared several blocks away. The camera shows that the pair is whisked away rapidly west. PSI-Kick correctly identified the powers as Gravity, not Super Speed based. They suspect the culprit as Kinematik, a mutant supervillain, a mutant supremacist, and leader of the Mutant Liberation Front.

Street Angel chuckles when he checks his action figure residual figure for $2,100 (Note: Roll a “3” made by 11). Myrlyn’s by the book rules hinders our investigation. As does PSI-Kick’s reluctance to us her Mental Powers openly , but I will continue to respect their positions and try not to hassle them.

Myrlyn puts through a call from Stronghold Prison. A woman asking for Mr. Motion. I regretfully informed her that he was killed in action several weeks ago. She informs them that “Shatter” has broken out of his special cell. Security cameras recorded a figure, grabbed Shatter and teleported out of the cell. Outside, they were again seen whisking away rapidly west.

Street Angel’s theory is that Kinematik is collecting Teleporters. He contacts Lady Blue and assures her they are continuing their pursuit of her stalker, Holocaust. He asks her if she can contact GRAB and inquire if Cheshire was alright… Apparently he is on a job.

Street Angel contacts the Protectors and informs them about about Kinematic is collecting Teleporters. Doc Sonic and Huntsman report that innate (Mutants/Mutates/Magic) Teleporters have superior accuracy compared to technological Teleporters. Technology as it exists needs a transfer device and long range teleportation commonly requires both a transmitting and receiving device.

Street Angel’s mother Lux calls and informs him Nox (his adopted uncle) has gone missing from their bungalow at the Sanctuary Resort on Kiritimati Island (Christmas Island). I offer her the teams assistance, but she declines.

Afterwords Street Angel contacts Silver Avenger Webster and informs him of his suspicion is that Kinematik is collecting Teleporters.

We deduced Kinematik’s westward direction triangulates towards Kiritimati Island. Street Angel tries calling his mother, but she does not pick up. Unable to reach his mother he calls the Sanctuary Resort, making reservations for for the Hollywood Knights and asking for clearances for the Skycruiser.

Myrlyn’s database information on Kiritimati Island reveals the it to be a former nuclear testing ground, but the radiation levels are almost normal. It is also home of Genowa, the mutant city state.

Street Angel assembles the Hollywood Knights, boards the Skycruiser, and has Myrlyn charts their course for PSI-Kick. Racing across the early morning sky. They arrive local time in the early morning.

They are met on the airfield by Strikeforce, a member of the Sanctuary staff, with a transport vehicle. We get in and takes us to the Resort. Informing Street Angel that Lux and Nox are missing from their bungalow. We can review the security records at the Resort. On arrival we are met by a duplicate of Strikeforce, and by another as we enter the lobby.

The receptionist at the desk is introduced as Dana Watson. We check in and then Street Angel informs them of their secondary purpose. Teleporters have been disappearing and our prime suspect is the mutant supremacist Kinematik of the Mutant Liberation Front.

At Lux and Nox’s bungalow they find it empty and Street Angel finds his mother’s cellphone with 12 missed calls from his number. Unfortunately he cannot unlock it.

When Strikeforce learns this he tries unsuccessfully to contact Sanctuary staff member Pooka, a teleporter. It appears that he is missing too. He assembles the Sanctuary staff. Including Peacemaker, the chef, a reprogrammed Mechanon Robot.

List of Missing Teleporters:
Tachyon (Independent Supervillain) – Aided by Kinematik
Ambush (Independent Supervillain) – Aided by Kinematik
Portal (Mutant Underground)
Shatter (Stronghold Prisoner) – Suspect Kinematik
Cheshire (GRAB) – Reportedly on a solo job. (Lady Blue)
Nox (Street Angel’s Uncle) – Reported missing by Lux (Street Angel’s mother)
Pooka (Sanctuary) – Discovered missing upon arrival.

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Knight Ops
The Hunt for Genocide & American Paranormal and Superhuman Registration Act

Campaign Date: 12-9-16
Actual Dates: 12/28/2016
Sessions: 1

PCs Involved:

Psi-kick
Street Angel
Amber
Twister

Notable NPCs:

Silver Avenger Webster
IMAGE Murdock and Locks

Adversaries

Genocide

Game Synopsis

Street Angel assembles the team at The Keep for a mission. Genocide has gone to far and it is time to go to war. He hands out assignments to everyone including Myrlyn.

The objective is to gather intelligence from multiple sources on Genocide, its organization and equipment.

XP and Rewards

Amber receives 2 XP
Psi-Kick receives 1 XP
Street Angel receives 1 XP
Twister receives 1 XP

MVP

No MVP for this scenario as it was informational only.

Notes

Genocide operates as a clandestine cell system, with strong financial support.

Genocide has covert support in the Military and Government.

Genocide sympathizers with in PRIMUS (DoJ).

Genocide is organized around a chess motif.

Genocide may be moving away from Minute Man Robots to cybernetically enhanced agents.

The Institute for Human Advancement is a front for Genocide.

Genocide buys Arms from ARGENT.

American Paranormal and Superhuman Registration Act. (APSR) – Bill January, 01, 2017. (Sponsored by Senator Glassman of Wyoming and Senator Mathieson of California.)

Senator Phillip Glassman of Wyoming. (Sanctioned)
Senator Richard Mattheson of California – Mayor Douglas of (City). The early Hollywood Knights met him. Pro-PRIMUS. (Lost his daughter to a superhuman battle.)

Hollywood Knights (Mister Expeditious, Locks, & PSI-Kick)

Anarchy Inc. attacks the gathering

Shatter attempted to break Anarchy out of custody.

US Military SHOCK. DoD. Only in a case of Just Cause.

Street Angel asks the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for help fighting the ASPRA as unconstitutional.

He also looks into forming the Mutant Civil Rights Movement (MCRM).

He tries to get into contact with the mutant I.Q. and defender of the Mutant Island Sanctuary of Genowa

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Damn It's Cold
Winter South of the Border

Campaign Date: 12-3-16
Actual Dates: 12/7/16, 12/14/16, 12/21/16
Sessions: 3

PCs Involved:

Psi-kick
Street Angel
Amber
Midnight
Hive
Hardcore

Notable NPCs:

Sr. Equis (Mr. X), Lightning Lad, Chill, Mayor Alvarez, Paco, Sgt. Martinez

Adversaries

Evil Snowmen
Ice Cold
Defense Turrents

Game Synopsis

Street Angel assembles the Hollywood Knights for a meeting, but is interrupted by a call on his commlink. Answering “This is Street Angel, Hollywood Knights how can I help you?” A voice on the other side speaks with in English with a Spanish accent. “Senior Street Angel, my name is Paco. I am the executive assistant of Mayor Alvarez of the city of Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico. We have an emergency situation. The Mayor has asked for your assistance.”

Street Angel gestures to the others for quiet. Speaking into the commlink. “We need authorization to operate in Mexico. If you can give me your coordinates we can be there fast… Who gave you our contact Information?”

EA Paco replies “Senor Webster, the PRIMUS Silver Avenger”. Street Angel fumes a little at this.

Looking from the commlink he calls out to the Base A.I. “Myrlyn, check these coordinates, check the satellites for unusual conditions. Identify the Mayor Alvarez and his Executive Assistant Paco using voice recognition from my commlink.”

Turning to the Hollywood Knights. “Alright Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s 162 miles to Rosarito, we got a Skycruiser with a full tank of gas, 40% of a plan, it’s cold out, and we’re wearing skin tights costumes.”

Myrlyn reports a field of near absolute zero cold. Originating from the Peninsular mountain range and moving slowly north.

On arrival the Team meets with Mayor Alvarez, Executive Assistant Paco, and Police Federal Sgt. Martinez. Who offer their full support.

We learn that a local superhero Volcan with Fire Powers flew into the field and never returned.

The Team struggles to get past the effects of the cold field. They discover that it the cold effect is secondary to the time effects and the field is expanding.

Mayor Alvarez called in the Young 6 and Mr. X (aka Senor Equis). They offer assistance to the Hollywood Knights. They offer a gadget that lets them operate within the Time/Cold field and Sgt. Martinez offers them Cold Weather gear.

The Team locates Volcan’s frozen body and are ambushed by Animated Snowmen. Victorious they return Volcan to safety.

The Team locates the origin point of the Time/Cold field. They arrive at the location and discover a Cave. Inside they’re attacked by an Iceman and after an exchange of attacks. PSI-Kick shatters the Iceman with her lethal PSI-Weapons.

Street Angel asks Amber to preserve the shattered remains of the body in amber for evidence before moving on to shutdown the device. We find it surrounded by an almost impenetrable field, but PSI-Kick’s telekinetic chain easily reaches in and turns off the device. Before we can examine the device it vanishes in a blur. The Hollywood Knights returns to Mayor Alvarez with the amber preserved remains of the Iceman and report the all clear.

Mayor Alvarez offers his thanks and gratitude. (Favor)

Street Angel collects the gadgets provided by Mr. X (Senor Equis) “Thank you for the loan Mr. X, I am sure the gadgets worked as designed?” Implying that he knows about them gathering information on them.

Street Angel requests PRIMUS examine the remains to identify the unknown Iceman.

XP and Rewards

Amber receives 6 XP
Midnight receives 3 XP
Psi-Kick receives 2 XP (Missed Second session)
Street Angel receives 3 XP
Hive receives 4XP (Missed last session)
Hardcore receives 5 XP Plus one for getting MVP

MVP

Hardcore receives MVP for battle tactics during the fight.

Notes

PSI-Kick’s use of lethal force against our Iceman adversary was a surprise and may have repercussions both personally and publicly if it gets out.

Amber’s reluctance to preserve the Iceman’s remains for forensics signifies I need to work harder on being a good team leader.

The Young 6 and Mr. X’s true goals are unknown.

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A Knight in the Park
Genocide Attack

Campaign Date: 11-15-16
Actual Dates: 11/16/16, 11/30/16
Sessions: 2

PCs Involved:

Psi-kick
Street Angel
Amber
Midnight
Twister

Notable NPCs:

Jeniffer Drake, Stitch, Portal, Tanya Matthews

Adversaries

Vengeance
Genocide Knights

Game Synopsis

Coming…

XP and Rewards

Amber receives 4 XP
Midnight receives 2XP
Psi-Kick receives 2XP
Street Angel receives 2XP
Twister receives 2XP Plus one for getting MVP

MVP

Twister receives MVP for chasing off Vengeance and putting down Genocide Knights.

Notes

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To Serve and Protect
The Protectors Enthralled

Campaign Date: 9-9-2016 – 9-14-2016
Actual Dates: 9/21/16, 9/28/16, 10/5/16, 10/12/16, 10/26/16
Sessions: 5

PCs Involved:

Psi-kick (Missed 10/5)
Street Angel (Missed 10/26)
Hive (Missed 10/5)
Amber
Hardcore (Not involved until 10/5)
Midnight
Twister (Not Involved until 10/12)

Notable NPCs:

Police Lt. Samantha McDonald

Adversaries

The Protectors

Game Synopsis

Coming…

XP and Rewards

Amber receives 10 XP
Midnight receives 5XP Plus 1 for MVP for a total of 6XP
Hive receives 8XP
Psi-Kick receives 4XP
Street Angel receives 4XP
Hardcore receives 6XP
Twister receives 2XP

MVP

Midnight received MVP for her heroic actions in disposing of the Armageddon device.

Notes

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Don't Drink the Water
New Drug

Campaign Date: 8-20-2016 – 8-21-2016
Actual Dates: 8/31/16, 9/7/16
Sessions: 2

PCs Involved:

Psi-kick
Street Angel
Hardcore
Midnight

Notable NPCs:

Mysterious Stranger
Honey Badger

Adversaries

Nocticia
Velvet Phantoms
Giant Squid

Game Synopsis

Street Angel gets word that there is a new drug on the street. It is called Black Velvet and seems to grant the user strange powers in addition to causing them to become overly aggressive and agitated. He calls around to see if others have heard of anything about it and reaches out to Hardcore somewhat reluctantly. The two seem to be having some personality issues due to their opposite views. Street Angel begins to investigate and it leads him to suspect a scion of the very wealthy Somethingorother family, Shyla, a notorious party girl. He is able to track her movements through her Twitter feed to a nightclub called XOXOX. There he runs into a mysterious stranger who seems to know a great deal about him including his Secret ID. This deters Street Angel for the moment.

Meanwhile, Hardcore receives a call from his sister and he and Midnight quickly make their way to his apartment. Sarah tells Tommy that Caprise, or Honey Badger as she is known to the Mutant Underground came to the apartment seeming more disturbed than usual. Sarah is worried that she may have been under the influence of Black Velvet but is perplexed at how the drug could have effected Caprise given her general immunity to toxins and poisons. Hardcore and Midnight have little problem tracking Honey Badger as she is only a block away. They rush over and Hardcore tries to reason with Caprise. As she becomes more and more agitated Hardcore finally resorts to trying to restrain her. This escalates into a battle where Honey Badger seems to be gaining the upper hand. Hardcore calls Psi-Kick for backup and she in turn calls Street Angel. With the added firepower they are able to finally subdue Honey Badger thanks to Psi-Kick’s mental powers. They turn her over to PRIMUS for safe keeping.

Hardcore decides to try his luck getting into XOXOX with Quindy by his side. Ultimately he is also unsuccessful even after resorting to pushing his way past the bouncers. Once in the doors he and Quindy come face to face with the mysterious stranger that Street Angel had run across earlier. They finally leave when Street Angel alerts them to a bank robbery taking place down the street. Psi-Kick and Street Angel also respond and the group comes face to face with a group of PRIMUS agents who seem to be under the effects of Black Velvet and the would be robbers. The team is making quick work of the robbers when the PRIMUS agents attack them. While they are very resistant to both physical attacks and Street Angel’s light based energy they can be restrained and are effected by Midnight’s blasts. The group manages to subdue them and calls PRIMUS to take them into custody.

The group returns to the nightclub and finds it empty. They finally resort to staking out the home of Shyla Somethingorother and Street Angel heads home to get some rest. After quite some time they see the young debutante leave in her car. Quindy flies them high overhead to keep from being noticed and they follow her to the waterfront. She gets into a yacht and heads out to sea. They track her to a very large floating building and head inside. As they move through the submerged corridors they see an imprisoned Giant Squid whose ink seems to be being harvested for the creation of Black Velvet. Shyla confronts them and changes into an aquatic form and surrounds herself with shades under the influence of Black Velvet. A battle ensues and the Shades run interference for Nocticia. Hardcore finally smashes the wall to the Squid’s aquarium which begins to flood the structure. Nocticia shatters the wall to the corridor which floods the area entirely and makes her escape. Hardcore releases the Squid and Quindy rescues Tommy and Nicole. Tommy managed to collect a pure sample of the Squid ink and they return it to PRIMUS. PRIMUS technicians are able to fashion an antidote for Black Velvet from the sample.

XP and Rewards

Hardcore receives 4 XP plus 1 for MVP for a total of 5
Psi-Kick, Midnight and Street Angel receive 2 XP

MVP

Hardcore received the MVP for this scenario

Notes

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