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    [ICONS] Unconventional Heroes - Vol 1. Issue 1: "All-New, All-Different" (IC)

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    Unconventional Heroes
    Issue 1: All-New, All-Different.

    New York City,
    Two months ago.


    A large group of reporters gathered on the steps of New York City's Great Hall of Heroism, the headquarters of the United Super Hero Alliance. On the previous night, the USHA announced that they were planning a press conference, an occurrence that has become so increasingly rare, that many speculated that the United State's most preeminent team of super heroes was about to announce their disbandment. The assembled crowd began to quiet as the distant bells of the St. Patrick's cathedral began its noon chime, signaling the eminent commencement of the press conference.

    There was a flash of light as the cathedral's bells ceased their chime, marking the arrival of the assembled alliance. There was a round of cheers from the assembled onlookers, and after a brief moment, The Peace Keeper! approached the podium and began his statement. "Friends, Americans, Citizens of the World! As the chairman of the United Super Heroes Alliance, it is my honor to announce that the USHA is about to embark upon a bold all-new, all-different heroic initiative."

    "The USHA will be expanding our presence in our home nation by forming an West Coast team of superheroes. As part of this endeavor, we will be holding auditions, and will be announcing the finalized team roster at this years Powers-Expo during our annual Dinner with the USHA reception and event. Sadly, I am also announcing that effective immediately, I will be stepping down as from my role as chairman of the USHA so that I may participate in the United Nations Super Heroic Team Initiative. Do not fear, for there will be no change in the levels of protection and service that the USHA will provide you, the citizens of our nation, and I expect that the transition in leadership will be rapid and unnoticeable. With that said, I will now introduce you to the new chairman of our mighty crime fighting organization, a man that you are all familiar with, Captain Superior!"

    Captain Superior smiled triumphantly as he approached the podium.....


    Los Angeles,
    Now!


    Located in the sunny metropolis of Los Angeles, California, the Powers-Expo is one of the leading super hero and crime fighting conventions. As you wander through the Powers-Expo you could not help to notice the sheer number of costumed individuals, vendor booths, seminars, panels, contests, demonstrations, etc. which are all under the Staple Center's roof.

    Within your hands (or in the case of Xokzatle, stuck to his alter) are entrance tickets for the Dinner with the USHA reception.

    The reception hall has a raise dais with a table of honor and a podium, both situated before a large screen that is flanked by an American flag and the USHA banner. The screen is playing video clips depicting the accomplishments of the various USHA members (mostly Captain Superior). Your tickets allow you to enter into the VIP section of the reception hall. Within this section, you will find your pre-assigned seat at one of the VIP tables. Coincidentally, you were all assigned to sit at the same table.

    The announcement is stated to begin in about an hour, so your characters have plenty of time mingle.
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    With no need to eat or even to sit down (all the fatiguing 'poisons' normal body create neutralized by his enhanced physiology) the costumed hero Arac-Knight decides to stand some time by the screens, reminding himself of the known powers (and weaknesses) of the depicted heroes and villains. His attempt to going low-profile seems to have worked so far. Despite having a seat on a VIP table, few recognize or bother him.

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    Should we post any stats with our posts?

    Could we can get some general information about known heroes and villains?

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    Helena drew a deep breath and stepped out of the Limo. The world was lost for a moment in as hundreds of flash bulbs went off greeting her arrival. She strode into the Staple Center, politely refusing the shouted questions. Once inside she continued forward heading towards the VIP section at a pace that allowed her to bask in the appreciative oggling of the male con goers. Once she found her table she sat down for just a moment, glancing at the other place cards to get an idea who she was sitting with and then stood heading out into the con to mingle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Dad View Post
    Arac-Knight

    With no need to eat or even to sit down (all the fatiguing 'poisons' normal body create neutralized by his enhanced physiology) the costumed hero Arac-Knight decides to stand some time by the screens, reminding himself of the known powers (and weaknesses) of the depicted heroes and villains. His attempt to going low-profile seems to have worked so far. Despite having a seat on a VIP table, few recognize or bother him.
    While wandering through the crowd, Arac-Knight, noticed several men dressed in uniforms reminiscent of those worn by DSI's security force, a fact that doesn't bode too well with him.

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    Once she found her table she sat down for just a moment, glancing at the other place cards to get an idea who she was sitting with and then stood heading out into the con to mingle.
    The following name plates are on the group's VIP table: Psiren (herself), Arac-Knight, Crackshot, Xokzatle, [Shayuri's character's codename], and a Yna Demidova. Though you may recognized some of the names at your table, no one recognize the name Yna Demidova.

    The table to the left of the one she was assigned to is set for a group from NEw Hope City known as CAT Squad. The names listed are Violet Ventress, Sandy, Candy Striper, and Psi-Anna.

    Outside the main reception hall amongst the crowds is an obvious group of "z-listers" dressed in duck outfits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relique du Madde View Post
    While wandering through the crowd, Arac-Knight, noticed several men dressed in uniforms reminiscent of those worn by DSI's security force, a fact that doesn't bode too well with him.

    ...
    Uhm, at least DSI tries to get me without making a great stir. Should be save here. To be on the save side A-K moves back to his seat, making short glances to the possible DSI agents, looking for identification signs on their uniforms.

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    Uhm, what stats? All of them? Powers? Just the fluid ones (Stamina & Determination)?

    I think the short 'brush' with DSI will not earn A-K any Determination.

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    The many stone pilars that were now his legs, supported the horrible sight of the Aztec priest's brain, floating in a dense matter inside a glass jar. Some pondered that while the fact that the ancient aztecs were able to preserve life in a jar, it was also remarkable that they discovered glass! Xokzatle didn't worry about that. He was playing along this super heroe parade to spread the workshiping of the powerful sun god Kulthkulan. Sometimes he dreamed of the time when ha had his body, a well sculpted one, nice factions. It would have been easier.
    The disgusting creature he now was, stomped with it's stony legs thrpought the comvention, broke a few doors, and bursted through the narrow entrance. At the ocasional accusing stare, he sended this string, telepathically.
    "Try to move two tons of stone with your mind, if you think it's so easy, fool."
    He moved clumsily towards his assigned place, and "parked" there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Dad View Post
    Uhm, what stats? All of them? Powers? Just the fluid ones (Stamina & Determination)?
    PRO CRD STR INT AWE WLL STA and DET.

    Powers and specialties levels could be displayed as they are being used.

    I think the short 'brush' with DSI will not earn A-K any Determination.
    You're correct, it wasn't.


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    A-K is bit taken aback, but finally says to the brain in the jar: "Let me guess, you are Xokzatle." He looks at the glass next to the name sign. "Do you eat?"

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    Prowess 7
    Coordination 4
    Strength 5
    Intellect 4
    Awareness 4
    Willpower 4

    Stamina: 9
    Determination: 2


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    Should we post any stats with our posts?
    Yes please. That would make things easier for me.

    Could we can get some general information about known heroes and villains?
    Some of these characters/groups were mentioned in the Rogues Gallery. Most of the heroes/crime fighters in this world are of the pulp/street level variety. Please note: The names that are cyan are/will be in attendance.

    Some nationally known heroes/crime fighters..
    Archeon: English winged immortal hero with the powers to heal, who is a bad ass swordsman.
    Captain Superior: Stereotypical Super strong, invulnerable, flying superhero who is an ass. Yet, strangely people love him.
    Divine Wind (of Allah): A Muslim hero from Saudi Arabia. He has heat based powers, is a speedster and master swordsman.
    Hooded Patriot: Rhinestone wearing super soldier who had sound based powers, weight issues and is thought to be dead. Strangely enough, even though he is thought to have died during the 1970s, he is a widely reported/seen super hero.
    Green Giant: An environmentalist with growth powers, plant based powers, and green skin. He has unsuccessfully sued a can food brand over the use of his likeness.
    Lady Lovecraft: She's a Lovecraft styled magic user who is considered a reformed villain. She had a romance reality tv show.
    Peace Keeper: Think "Captain America", but became so disillusioned with the American way (during the Bush Administration) that he joined the UN.
    Taicho Sugoi: The surviving member of the sentai team known as Victory Jet Force. He has weather based powers which was granted to him by various shinto deities.

    "Californian" Heroes/Crime fighters.
    Dord: A superhero with the ability to shrink and compress who operates from Salton City.
    CAT Squad. An four member all female group of crime fighters from the New Hope Area and mainly focus on fighting gang related crime. The members of CAT Squad all wear powered suits.(think of the type from the GIJOE movie). Helena has encountered this group quite often and may even know their secret identities.
    Creme Latte: "The Coffee House Crusader." This female crime fighter utilizes weaponry with a coffee gimmick.
    Guardian. A winged hero/scientist with light powers from Anaheim. Seems to be an atheist with a chip on his shoulder.
    Happy Fun Ultra Legion: A California based six member sentai team from Little Tokyo. The members of Happy Fun Ultra Legion have powers based off "emotional qualities."
    Kitsune: A reformed criminal with super speed and light based powers that operates from Salton City.
    Mr. Tv: A British hero with the ability to turn into any character that appeared on television and mimic their abilities (or assumed abilities).
    The Octo-aku: A super powered mutant octopus that appears to be an expert martial artist with chi powers.
    Rainbow Revenger: Has a magical ring that allows him to control the powers of rainbow colored light. He works out of San Fransisco.
    The Ten-foot Pole: A ten foot tall polish superhero operates from Salton City.
    The Viking: A (literal) viking with iced based powers, super strength and invulnerability who isn't very intelligent. Tends to be very destructive. Operates from Salton City.
    Wild Hunt: A group of monster hunters that operates out of Cross Road's City. They have ties to the Grand Traditions Renascence Fair.

    Some villains/anti-heroes (mostly local)

    Awesome Deadly Ninja Kill Force: A Sentai assassination squad with ninja powers.
    Black Dragon Syndicate: A crime syndicate from Cross Roads City.
    Blitzkreg: A Germanic were-cheetah terrorist.
    Boris the Atomic Bear: A russian brown bear... with atomic powers.
    The Demolition Crew. A group of super villains who are known to operate throughout the California. They are known for the amount of massive collateral damage they cause during the course of their crimes.
    Dr. Anarkus: A terrorist who is known to deals in drugs, insanity, and chaos. He's believed to have been responsible for the counter cultural movements during the 60s and 70s.
    El Burno: A latino villain who lends his services to various street gangs within the Southern California area who is believed to have cartel ties. He has fire based powers.
    Dr. Ironi. Mad scientist, who once controlled DSI. He once tried to hold Southern California hostage while threatening to obliterate cities using an alien space cruiser.
    Ivan the Untouchable: KGB assassin.... with clones.
    King Arturo: The leader of the Round Street Knights street gang confederation who claims to be the reincarnated King Arthur.
    Los Mariachi: A band of super villain musicians who often work for the highest bidder and at the behest of the cartels.
    The Masked Otaku: An anti-hero that has the ability to mimic the powers of any anime character he cosplays as. The masked Otaku works out of Little Tokyo.
    Orange Syndicate: A mob group that is constantly battling with heroes within the Los Angeles and New Hope City area. The leader is a Therian (humanoid) Fox known only as Agent Orange.
    Rabid Fox: An actress turned anti-hero vigilante from Hollywood. (Think Micheal J Fox as "Wolverine", but female)
    The Rakasha A powerful demonist who operated out of Cross Road's city.
    Trigger Happy Hippie: "The Peaceful Warrior." He's a gung-ho vigilante from Berkley who is considered to be an anti-hero and eco-terrorist.

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    Please note: I never finalized the location of Cross Roads City. I always assumed it was a few hour train ride high speed rail?) from New Hope city and that it was located near a large river in either California, Nevada, or Arizona.

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