- Amie-Belle T. W. Lee aka Whisper (Played by Curtis): Cold War era super-soldier/spy that got put in the Freezer, because she got poisoned. After getting thawed out and cured she tried to back to work, and was given an “adjustment period”. Uncle Sam called 2 years later, with work… because once you’re in, you’re in for life. Tagline: “In and out without a whisper.”
- Beauregard K. “Bo” Ratnam aka Wirerat (Played by Brice): Technopath, inventor, and hacker. He specializes in co-opting enemy systems and tech assets. Tagline: “Nice tech – I’ll borrow that.
- Stainless Steel Rat aka “Sir” (NPC Ally): Bo’s best friend and assistant. A sentient drone in the shape of a stylized shiny metal rat mindlinked to Bo. Specialties are rapid repair construction and modifications. Imagine if K-9 and R2D2 made a baby and it looks a bit like a rodent. Tagline: “Repairs and upgrades in progress”
- Derrick K. Ratnam aka Ledgerdemain (NPC Ally): Spin doctor and media liaison for Project VANGUARD. Twin to Bo. Tagline: “Well, actually that’s not how it happened.
- Rafe Hanlon aka Nyx (played by Chris D.): An umbrakinetic petty thief still on work release several years later, on his way to becoming a true agent and hero. Tagline: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
- Layla A. de Blackburn aka Nox (NPC): CIA-trained child assassin all grown up to be Daddy’s Little Monster. Maybe a little mad. Argues with her shadow often. Tagline: “No, we shouldn’t do that…should we?”
- Vincenzo L. dePrezzo aka Threshold (Played by Rory): Doctor, Mathematician, and Scientist (yes, capitals) and Spatial Manipulator. Threshold can bend space like a pretzel, teleport, obliterate things, and has extraordinary senses. He’d rather be in a research lab than fight. Better known for his work with Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations, and disaster relief than famous battles. Tagline: “I can be there in a snap!”
Threshold spent the last 10 months working at Mt Sinai Hospital and doing a few odd jobs. He and Medevac saved President Callahans nice with a delicate heart surgery for example. He also did another surgery involving a lot of shrapnel. His Pararadar and teleport powers allow him to easily remove objects from a patent, making certain medical procedures far less risky than normal methods. He earned himself a great reputation (+3) as a premier surgeon this year.
Note: He got two critical successes on his job rolls, so the GM made them something special.
Nyx was released from jail, though there are certain outstanding charges hanging over his head.
Whisper has been doing security and police work.
Bo kept a low profile, not sure what he was up to.
Derrick and Bo organized a comp0any and bought a patrol area for Flushing, Queens NYC and an abandoned fire house as a base. Derrick reaches out to us to form a new team and we check the building out and discuss options.
The team walks over to a bank across the street and Legerdemain charms the bank manager into a sweet $5 million loan and an extended line of credit, along with some extra perks. That should pay for the remodel and some operating costs for us to get things going. With President Callahan in office and President Blackwell gone the MAPS programs got renewed funding and support.
Wirerat made plans for some small robots to patrol the area offering to monitor the streets and help people as needed. That gives us a lot of visibility and hopefully good PR with the locals. Threshold will remain on call at the hospital but cut back on his hours so he can patrol.
Since he can port to the hospital instantly on a -13 or -18 with 1 seconds concentration if they call him on a videophone that is pretty much zero response time.
Nyx and Nox will patrol at night, Whisper and Threshold during the day and Wirerats robots and AI monitored cameras cover the gaps. With 3 teleporters the team can assemble in a hurry for any emergency. Whisper our non teleporter can still travel pretty fast but likely someone will pick her up as needed.
That was about all we did, it was kind of a session 0 type thing. So good planning.