OOC: Has the dropship carrying Jimmy Abacus and co arrived at Hero Factory?
OOC: Yes, it has.
Also, are you guys heading it under camoflage? If so, what are you camoflaging the ship as? That kind of affects what happens next.
IC: Jason Ferro- Cargo Ship
As the brain parasite left the Beast's head, Jason released the magnetic field and removed the harpoon. The beast was now fully aware of his presence, but didn't attack. It instead looked hungrily at the brain, still writhing in his hand. Getting the hint, Jason gave the brain a powerful electric shock to kill it, and threw it to the beast, who happily began eating it. Before Jason could think of what to do next, five considerably tougher looking beasts emerged from the water and surrounded him, each encased in natural crystal armor. Well then. This is bad. It was unlikely he could defeat them all alone, but it was his duty as a hero to keep them away from the civilians. In the blink of an eye, Jason repelled himself from the ship's deck, allowing him to backflip over one of the beast's heads, and over the side of the ship. As he fell, he fired a harpoon at the brain attached to the beast's head. As he went over the side of the ship, he anchored himself to it using a combination of magnetism and his spiked boots.
GM NPC CRYSTAL BEAST
The harpoon anchored in the brain, stunning it (because of the electricity) and falling off the beast in question.
GM NPC JAW BEAST
The Jaw Beast began snapping at the Crystal Beasts, yelling at them in beast language to go away.
OOC: Aight well here's Quark's profile, as I said I'd put up. She probably won't be used any time soon, but since I mentioned her I'd better make sure she's up to snuff. Also, who knows? There could be an emergency or something, and I'll need another Hero.
Name: Dorothy Quark
Powers and Abilities: Quark is able to survive in the cold vacuum of space indefinitely- however, this does not extend to extreme conditions, such as flying close to stars. Additionally, she’s been highly trained in just about any space-oriented skill- from flying spacecraft to zero-gravity fighting.
Weapon(s): She carries a laser blaster- it’s as functional in space as she is- and a pretty nifty light sword. It’s basically a blade that functions as an ordinary sword, but is made up of solid light. It’s a science-fictioney kind of sword, but it doesn’t have anything special about it. But it can turn on and off, and the blade tends to have a good bit of force when materialising.
Appearance: I don’t have a picture right now, but imagine a particularly sour Buzz Lightyear, because that’s pretty close. Quark is slightly bulkier than the average Hero due to her extra armour plating to protect from the harsh environment of space. This plating does not extend to her face and head- her armour has a retractable, reinforced, transparent dome that can click over her head in a manner reminiscent of an astronaut’s helmet. She does have thrusters built into her boots to propel her when in zero gravity, but they don’t work that well when on planets with average or high gravity.
Her armour is shaded in white and bright green, with purple eyes and Hero Core (the Buzz Lightyear comparisons never end). She often looks surly and somewhat tired of things in general, and it is rare to see a smile upon her face.
Bio: Quark, leader of Thumper’s and Flood’s team, was once a lot more chipper about her job (before the aforementioned Heroes even existed), but an incident involving her team losing a veteran Hero and the team’s entire group of rookies has impacted her immensely. She had been the one to order the veteran Hero to leave the rookies be, as the situation had left them in a position where they could not be saved, but the veteran tried to rescue them anyway. As a result, they were killed, and Quark felt it was her responsibility to have done something to prevent it- but she couldn't, and for that she felt that she could not be put in charge of a full team again.
When she and the remaining member of her team- another veteran- had new rookies join their ranks, she did not trust herself to defend them on missions anymore. As a result, their team rarely operates as a whole, instead the specialised Heroes being sent with more experienced teams requiring their particular skill set, deciding that they would be better at protecting the rookies than she would be. Quark, however, continues to train her team as rigorously as a high-ranking team’s leader would, determined they would be able to handle themselves if the need arose.
She may be rough and abrasive, but she has a real soft spot for her team. She cares deeply for their wellbeing and her ire is usually well-meaning if they have worried her. If anyone else tries to seriously threaten her rookies, though, she is ruthless.
Her days are spent training, working missions, or reading.
Before anyone asks: According to the chapter books, plain Heroes cannot survive for very long in space.
Edited by fishers64, Oct 19 2015 - 10:36 AM.