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The Eastgate Affair
« on: June 10, 2015, 11:41:11 PM »
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 07:25:28 AM »
He liked to pay it forward by gifting low level heroes with a few thousand influence.  Way back, early in his career, some hero gave him 30,000i and that allowed him to buy all new shiny enhancements.  He knew that he should be working on his incarnate skills, but helping the lowbies seemed more useful.  As he flew around Atlas Park, checking heroes' level and overall standing,  he saw some pathetic looking hero with the simple name "Warp".  Intrigued, he landed and got closer to the haples hero.
    "Hello, my name is Paragon Comptroller, a natural controller."  Paragon Comptroller introduced himself.
    "Nice to know, I'm Warp."  Warp said wanting to be left alone.
    "I've noticed that you seem lost, can I help you?"  Paragon Comptroller asked.
    "Thanks, but I'm not lost."  Warp said sharply.
    "What's the trouble, friend?"  Paragon Comptroller asked.
    "Look, I've had a rough day.  I don't want to talk about it.  It's this stupid city.  This guy sends you there, that guy sends you here, and for what?  Nothing."  Warp complained.
    "Yes, the contacts aren't always the most helpful."  Paragon Comptroller empathized.
    "And that's not the worst part.  You know what the worst part is?  I'll tell you what the worst part is."  Warp was in full-blown rant mode.
    "So, what's the worst part?"  Paragon Comptroller asked.
    "They kick you in the gut.  They say go here, but when you find the place, they say, you don't have clearance.  I just need to get a few battles under my belt, a few good missions, you know, 'Warp, saves the day' kind of stuff."  Warp ranted.
    "I hear you, once you get a few good missions completed, they tend to respect you more."  Paragon Comptroller played along.
    "The way it's going right now, I'll be lucky if they don't send me back to jail, I mean."  Warp blurted out that about jail.  He had tried to keep that a secret, but something about this Paragon guy just made him spill his guts.  He thought, maybe it doesn't matter anyway.  He can't get any more missions until he talks to Wincott.  And he can't talk to Wincott until he goes into the Hollows.  And he can't go into the Hollows until he completes some missions and gets a higher clearance.
    "Oh, you're on parole.  That really is a good program.  I'll tell you what.  I think I might be able to help you."  Paragon Comptroller said.
    "Look, mister, I don't want charity."  Warp said not knowing what to make of this unique kindness that has been lacking in this jungle of a city.
    "First things first.  Go to Ms. Liberty standing in front of the Atlas statue and train up.  As you train, your clearance goes up."  Paragon Comptroller informed.
    "Is she the one in that short skirt.  I've wanted to talk to her, but there is always a crowd."  Warp admitted.
    "No, no, no, she is Statesman's granddaughter.  You don't want Statesman as a father-in-law."  Paragon Comptroller interjected.
    "phew, thanks for the heads-up.  I don't need that kind of heat right now."  Warp said with a sigh.
    "Go to her, get trained, and come back here."  Paragon Comptroller ordered.
    "Well, what do I got to lose.  By the way, do you have anything for a splitting headache."  Warp asked.
    "Sure."  Paragon Comptroller said as he gave him a green pill.
Warp took the pill, and got to his feet and jogged away.
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 06:49:10 AM »
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 02:51:50 AM »
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 03:10:35 AM »
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 06:40:44 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 04:14:57 AM »
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2015, 04:00:03 AM »
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2016, 07:15:34 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2016, 04:22:47 AM »
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2016, 04:49:40 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2016, 02:50:23 AM »
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2016, 04:39:04 AM »
"Warp, maybe, if you want, I mean, I could read the rest of my diary to you."  Cheerleader said batting her eyes.  Even though Warp had made her made, there was something about him that reminded her of Terrance, a boy in her night school.  She really wanted to get to know Terrance.

"Cheerleader, it does sound interesting, but I don't know."  Warp replied.
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2016, 04:23:16 AM »
"Dude, I think she likes you."  Dude whispered to Warp.

Warp thought about Cheerleader.  Sure she was cute and had some fine points in her favour, but with school, bounty hunting and community service where would be the time for a girlfriend?  Warp thought about it some more and realized that he would simply make the time.

The group reached the mission door without stepping on any more "rocks".  They also managed to avoid trolls and outcasts and lost and such.

"Beyond this door lies the baddest outcast in the city.  No doubt he will have guards waiting for us."  Warp inspired his team.

"Yup, and we must defeat them to get the key to the area where Frostfire hangs out."  Doctor offered.

This was going to be one dog of a mission.  Collectively their hearts pounded as one by one they opened the door.
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2016, 02:19:28 AM »
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2016, 03:40:10 AM »
They made their way through the building.  Methodically defeating each and every mob.  They reached a huge room where the stairs were covered in ice and snow.
"I've got a bad feeling about this."  Warp commented.
"Sonwball fight!"  Cheerleader called out.
The group played in the snow.  They ran up the stair cases and slid down them.  They made snowballs and threw them at each other.  They laughed and shouted and played for several minutes.  A few minutes too long.
"VOID!"  Shouted Dude, but it was too late.
Warp, dropped his snowball and started attacking the outcasts, only to be hit in the head by a snowball.
"Ha ha, I got you good."  Cheerleader said just before the outcasts ganged up on her.
Kitten Man and Flower Night were still building a snowman in the corner when they were hit.
The Doctor noticed what was going on and run for the elevator.  He knew that the team was doomed and he could teleport them to safty if he could get to safty himself.

The Doctor made it to the elevator and began teleporting the team.
"Stupid, stupid, stupid!"  Warp said as he rezzed.
"Ahhhh, Doc, you knew how to treat a lady."  Flower Night said upon being rezzed by The Doctor.
"I thought you were watching."  Cheerleader said as she rezzed herself.
"Sorry, I got carried away, I was building a snowman."  Kitten Man said popping a wakie.
"Let's just wait here until The Doctor can rez Dude."  Warp ordered.

A strange silence fell on the team as the seconds ticked by.  Each member blamed somebody.  Dude blamed everybody else.
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2016, 02:11:49 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2016, 03:44:34 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2016, 03:25:03 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2016, 05:50:22 AM »
After they camped out, taking a break from the Frostfire mission to work out the team dynamic, they were refreshed and ready for anything.
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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2016, 08:59:08 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2016, 06:16:21 AM »
"Like, Dude, I'm sorry I made fun of your fear of the Voids."  Kitten Man said.
"Thank you.  Those Voids can one-shot me, and I hate it."  Dude confessed.
"Dude, don't take it so personal.  The Voids hate Khelds, that's all there is to it."  The Doctor added.
"Man, you should have seen me a week ago.  I couldn't even find the stupid Hollows.  Now look at me leading a team of heroes to capture the great FrostFire.  This city is difficult at times, but this is my city."  Warp explained.
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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2016, 03:22:05 AM »
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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2018, 06:21:23 AM »
"Anybody who says 'girls can't superhero' will get a claw across the face from me.  Cheerleader, you rock."  Kitten Man admired.
"That's the nicest thing anybody has said to me since I left Texas."  Cheerleader said with moist eyes.
"Yes, Cheerleader, you have managed to remove just about everybody from the room except Frostfire and a couple guards."  Warp explained.

"Yes, Warp, we can see that, duh."  Dude said wondering why Warp was stating the obvious.
"I think Warp was reiterating such an amazing achievement.  Any one would be proud to call Cheerleader he's friend."  The Doctor remarked.
"Cheerleader, when you're ready, we'll charge Frosty."  Warp said ignoring Dude.
"Yeah, give me a minute."  Cheerleader replied.

"Oh, I know this might not be the best time, but I heard that 'The Corner Store' is having a special, and I wanted to  ..."  Flour Night started.
"You have got to be kidding me.  See, this is why girls can't superhero."  Kitten Man said.
They all stopped and looked at Kitten Man.  "What?"  Kitten Man asked.
"First, Flour Night, wait until after we stomp Frostfire."  The Doctor said.
"Yeah!"  They shouted.
"Kitten Man, girls can superhero, you said so yourself."  The Doctor continued.
"I was testing you, seeing if you were awake, you passed, yay!"  Kitten Man responded.

"Here's the plan, Kitten Man, stick to Cheerleader and tear Frostfire a new one."  Warp ordered.
"Right, boss."
"Doc, you do what you do at a safe distance for Cheerleader and Kitten Man."  Warp instructed.
"Right, Chief."
"Flour Night, concentrate on Frostfire."  Warp suggested.
"Yessir."
"Dude, you're with me, providing protection to our squishies."  Warp ordered.
"But, I AM a squishie."
"Not in Tank form."  Warp reminded.
They all laughed.
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Re: The Eastgate Affair
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2018, 11:35:26 PM »
Each of them knew his or her job.  Each of them did his or her job well.  Each of them survived.  Survived an encounter with the baddest of the baddies.  He has green skin.  He has a powerful punch.  He can fly.  And just to make him totally awesome, he has pets.  He has three frostlings that can stomp and punch anything.  He has three fire imps that are just bad news.  Warp and the others had learned long ago, attack the puppet master, not the puppets.  Frostfire bit the dust in an epic battle.

"Are we bad or are we bad-ass?"  Kitten Man asked rhetorically.
"Thank you, thank you all for helping me bring down one bad hombre."  Warp thanked.
"Warp, it was a real privilege to team with you."  The Doctor said and teleported away.
"Warp, look me up some time when you need a blaster with bread stick powers."  Flour Night offered and then teleported.

"Kitten Man, laterz."  Dude said and teleported.
"I might act the fool some times, but I ain't no fool.  You two want to be alone.  Bye."  Kitten Man said and also teleported.
"For a tank, you're very pretty."
"Thanks, I get that a lot."  Cheerleader replied.

"I know this cozy place in Kings that serves the best waffles in Paragon City."
"Count me in."  Cheerleader said cheerfully.
With that they both left for Kings Row.  Warp didn't even visit Flux to left him know that the mission had been a success.  All of a sudden, college, bounty-hunting, impressing contacts and even getting top security clearance didn't matter to Terrance.  The only thing that mattered was getting to know Cheerleader better.
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