It was a beautiful day on Old Montauk Point, set just at the mouth of Metropolis Bay. The worldcomp had programmed perfect weather for this. A light breeze blew in the salty spray from the sea and the temperature was a glorious 75 degrees fahrenheit. A few wispy clouds chased acros the sky, but otherwise the mid-morning sun shone brightly on the proceedings.
On the parade grounds in front of the gleaming edifice that was the Legion Academy stood 18 new students. Facing them from the dias were their instructors. At the podium in the center of the dias stood Chuck Taine, also known as the Legionnaire, Bouncing Boy. With him on the dias was Luornu Durgo-Taine, alias Duplicate Girl, Berta Harris, the heroine called Nightwind, Jed Rikane, codenamed Power Boy, Grev Mallor, the Talokian called Shadow Kid, the little alien with the unpronouncable name, codenamed Quake and the projecting empath known as Psyche. The only instructor missing was the aquatic heroine Lamprey who was on a deep sea mission for Earthgov.
Most of what Mr. Taine said to the students just blurred past them in the excitement. The Legion Academy. Most every student assembled worked hard to get into the academy and entrance meant the instructors expected that either as a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes or in some other capacity, the students were pursuing the path of the hero. If they wanted to be police, the SP's had their own academy and the UP trained its own soldiers, so this was not the path to military service. No, the academy meant the student was rising to a call to service and altruism most would never understand.
While some were not here for reasons of their own choosing, almost all accepted...no, embraced their calling as heroes. Then Bouncing Boy was through speaking and the welcome ceremony was complete. Now the students were free to mingle with one another.
Okay...feel free to write introductory posts for your characters and if you want to mix with your fellow recruits or instructors, you may. The 10 NPC Cadets are as follows:
Drama Queen- Jo-Lee of Ventura
451- A Dominator female from Aelia
Gamma Girl- Rona Bleyse of Zuun
Meteor Maid- Nureen K'Char of Manna 5
Red Tiger- Haj Harunma of Phlon
Luminesce- Eren Tessant of Winath
Tenebrous- Irin Tessant of Winath
Virus Kid- Ffil Irup of Imsk
Quetzalcouatl Girl- Maya Orrtiz of Earth
Ghost Lad- Kev Kroe of Bzgtl