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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Arkrite » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:48 am

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The Shield


The Shield 3rd Ed - PL 9

Strength 7, Stamina 9, Agility 0, Dexterity 0, Fighting 5, Intellect 0, Awareness 2, Presence 2

Advantages
All-out Attack, Benefit: Owns Construction Company, Close Attack 5, Defensive Attack, Equipment 2, Evasion, Hide in Plain Sight, Interpose, Languages 3, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 6, Takedown 2, Withstand Damage

Skills
Close Combat: Unarmed 1 (+6), Expertise: Carpenter 9 (+9), Expertise: History 8 (+8), Insight 5 (+7), Intimidation 3 (+5), Investigation 7 (+7), Perception 10 (+12), Persuasion 3 (+5), Stealth 14 (+14)

Powers
Mystically Enhanced Fortitude
. . Enhanced Ability: Enhanced Stamina 5 (Linked; +5 STA)
. . Enhanced Ability: Enhanced Strength 3 (Linked; +3 STR)
. . Immortality: Immortality 1 (Linked; Return after 2 weeks)
. . Immunity: Immunity 3 (Linked; Aging, Disease, Poison)
. . Leaping: Leaping 2 (Linked; Leap 30 feet at 8 miles/hour)
. . Speed: Speed 2 (Linked; Speed: 8 miles/hour, 120 feet/round)
The Canadian Shield (Easily Removable (indestructible))
. . Protection: Protection 2 (+2 Toughness; Impervious [8 extra ranks])
. . Shield Defense: Enhanced Trait 7 (Traits: Dodge +2 (+7), Parry +2 (+7), Advantages: Evasion, Interpose, Withstand Damage)

Equipment
Binoculars, Flashlight, Truck

Offense
Initiative +0
Grab, +10 (DC Spec 17)
Throw, +6 (DC 22)
Unarmed, +11 (DC 22)

Languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Defense
Dodge 7/5, Parry 7/5, Fortitude 10, Toughness 11, Will 7

Power Points
Abilities 34 + Powers 37 + Advantages 23 + Skills 30 (60 ranks) + Defenses 11 = 135

Validation: Complications: At least 2 Complications are required



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Truck - PL 9

Strength 9, Defense -4, Toughness 9, Size Huge

Powers
Speed: Speed 5 (Speed: 60 miles/hour, 900 feet/round)

Power Points
Abilities 3 + Powers 5 + Advantages 0 + Features 0 + Skills 0 (0 ranks) + Defenses 0 + Equipment 0 (0 ep) + Weapons & Armor 0 (0 ep) = 8[/quote]




Harry Mackenzie was born in 1895 to farmers in northern Ontario. His life for many years was highly ordinary. He learned carpentry, fell in love, and went about building himself and his wife a house and a home so that they could start their own family.

These dreams were shattered by the advent of war in Europe.

In those days Canada was still ruled by England, a fact which bothered a group known as the Sovereign Order. The Sovereign Order was dedicated to freeing Canada from rule by Britain by any means possible. Their goals, while wildly unknown to even their own group, stemmed from a prophecy known to its controlling members as the "Binding Light". While their overarching goals were unknown one of its goals was its main point of recruitment.

Through these ends it managed to procure assistance from the French residence of Canada, a number of its English speaking members who'd left for Canada to be free of Britain. To their numbers they added the Indians of the country, enticed by promises of control over the lands to the west of the colonized sections of Britain. While they doubted the truth of these words they had little other hope for a free land for their people without help after the disastrous end of the North-West Rebellion.

Science offered no real hopes to grant them the power they needed to free Canada from Britain, and even their combined might would have easily been crushed as a minor uprising, so they turned to mysticism and magic to offer them the power they needed to make their dreams come true. In an alarming display of power the Sovereign Order pulled every witch, mage, sorcerer and magus they could get their hands on and brought them to create an item of power for the Order.

To create for them the first unstoppable juggernaut from which they would build an army off of.

For the most part the majority of the magic users captured were of no great power themselves, but neither were they willing participants of this act. The most courageous of their number, one Joseph Savage, attempted an escape and learned to his horror that it was not only impossible, but that the entire complex they were locked in was designed to be burned down and blown up at the first sign that the magic users were going to turn against them.

He went to the other captives and told them of his worries, and even managed to convince the Indian Shamans that they were going to be betrayed. But with the Order's own magic users watching them they couldn't hope to start a proper escape. They did what they could, then, to make sure they survived the betrayal.

Each of them brought their own aspect to the ritual. The English turned it from a weapon to be used against others and twisted it to a device that could shield them against destructive might. The French imbued it with powers that it might lend it's might to those it wished to defend.
The Shamans contribution was the greatest and most unexpected. They linked it to the very earth they called home so that no man could ever truly control it's might; a might that grew exponentially with this new strange connection.

The Order realized too late of the treachery, and tried to stop it far too late. The men outside, fearing the magic users would turn their might against them lit the compound on fire. The resulting flames and explosions killed everybody inside. A day later as the Sovereign Order searched the building they found only one thing, a shield which shone as though made of solid silver. Emblazoned in its center a maple leaf, a symbol commonly used by and associated with Canada.

While disappointed with the item, which they couldn't seem to control, they saw potential in their dreams coming true as the shield held the emblem of the land they wished to free. They sent it east to be examined and studied in the hopes they'd be able to harness it's powers.

The shield, however, was not as dormant as they had believed. A week after the destruction of the building the many magic users who had perished creating the device awoke to find themselves cold, naked, and most surprisingly alive in the ruins of the place they had recently died. Banding together as the Covenant of the Shield they worked to protect themselves and any other magic users from attack as they had been by the Sovereign Order.

Their first order of business, however, was recapturing the shield from the Order. The result was a fiasco. Magical spells and gunfire in the middle of crowded Toronto. The end result was the Covenant being forced into a retreat by both the police and the Order, and the Order losing the shield in the middle of the insanity.

The shield found its way into the hands of a young thief who pawned it to a fence, whom was captured by the police, whom returned it to the police office, where it was taken by a young patrolman who took ill while trying to rebuild his house before the winter.

Poor, and unable to pay for the full bill of having his house repaired by a young carpenter, he offered the shield as a part of the payment.

Harry, somewhat unhappy about not getting paid for his work found himself unable to resist taking the shield as payment. Though his wife did become quite upset with him, he found the weight of the shield and comforting and reassuring presence.

Over the next year he found himself plagued with a strange desire to be in places, places he had no intention on being on. And each time he found it had been important. A sudden urge to visit an older widow resulted in him arriving in time to pull her safely from her burning house.

A suddenly burning need to get new nails found him rescuing a young man who'd been thrown from his horse and had broken his leg. A man who'd have surely have died in the wilderness had he not happened across him.

And once a sudden gut wrenching need to be back home. He arrived in time to find two men assaulting his wife. With a strength fuelled by rage he gave the men a solid thrashing, hurled one out a window, and the other back through the damaged remains of the door they had broken into. Upon discovering that his wife was only battered and scared, not badly hurt, he turned to deal with the crooks. And quickly found himself facing down the barrel of a gun.

He didn't remember grabbing the shield, but he did remember watching the shots deflect off it as he charged the man. Another entirely one sided thrashing later he had the men hogtied in the back of his cart to be dropped off at the local constabulary.

Shortly after that the feeling returned, this time pointing him in a direction he didn't want to go. Regardless of how he ignored it, he got the overwhelming feeling he needed to join up in the war effort to fight the "Huns". The longer he ignored it the worse the feeling was, until one day he knew he either had to go, or live with the consequences. Considering what would have happened the last three times he'd gotten the feeling, he discussed it with his wife.

Her reaction was to politely call him an idiot, break down in tears, and generally try everything in her power to keep him from going. And when that failed she packed his things, told him never to come back, broke down in tears again, and told him that he'd better come back. Only so that she could kill him herself, she assured him later.

On his way out he stopped, and for reasons he didn't understand, stuffed the shield into a backpack. And then the feeling of overwhelming disaster faded from him.

The war was horrible. When he came back he refused to talk of it, but his wife (who decided to forgive him only after her got down on his knees and begged of her forgiveness) pieced together a great number of storied. About a man carrying a shield with a maple leaf emblazoned on it in his left arm, a gun in his right hand, always leading into the fights against the Germans. Stories of this man making appearances at the Second Battle of Ypres, The Battle of the Somme, and Vimy Ridge. Blurry black and white pictures showed a moustached man in a metallic Brodie helmet carrying a shield from many different battles. Never in the front of the picture, always off to the side, and slightly blurry as though he was only accidentally in the shot being taken.

At seeing his shield she laughed. The shield looked unmarked, except its once pristine silver had now appeared to have been painted with red pillars flanking a white box in which the maple leaf stood, now bright red itself.

At this he shrugged helplessly and said only that , "I think one of the boys started painting it while I was sleeping."

The years between the wars were hard, but Harry settled down, restarted his construction business and finally started a family with his wife.

The Sovereign Order, of course, knew who he was by now but held off on moving in on him. As it stood he'd appeared, according to their investigations, at all of the key battles made by the Canadian forces in the Great War. The "Canadian Shield' becoming a recognizable face in Europe, along with this new emblem he'd had painted on his shields. Added to that the troubling stories about how he'd been listed as KIA three times, and on two separate occasions lost his shield with no hopes of ever retrieving it, only to appear alive and well with shield in hand at the next fight.

With their goals being pushed forward by the very existence of the Canadian hero they decided to hold off on retrieving the shield from him at that time. The fact that he may have accessed it's powers also made them hold their hand, but placed him under observation in the hopes that they could learn how he had managed it.

The Covenant of the Shield was dissuaded from retrieving the shield by one of their most respected members, a Shaman who'd given up his old names only to call himself Coyote Howls at Moon. The name was taken from the first thing he remembered from after his rebirth in the burned ruins of that building. And with his rebirth he decided to become a new man. It's hard to say if Coyote's change in mindset gave him greater power, or if he'd always had it and was just now learning to harness it, but he had quickly become the Covenant's most powerful member. And though he rarely harnessed it, he did hear things from the mystic realm that the others missed. And he told the Covenant that the Shield was where it needed to be.

So the Covenant focused on teaching and hiding the people with the magical gifts in Canada, and kept an eye on the shield just in case the Sovereign Order ever tried to take it again.

Fortunately the years leading to the Second World War, while hard on Harry, were quiet and largely happy. His kids were growing up strong, he had created his own construction company, and even in those hard times he could still afford to keep his family fed and sheltered, something that wasn't as easy as it used to be.

Over those years changes had become noticeable in Harry. With one arm he could lift a fully grown man, with hardly any effort, and he could work long into the night well after the rest of his young and fit construction crew were exhausted. He never grew sick, he could run like the wind, and jump like a deer. He laughed it off though, and pointed out that he worked hard every day, it was no surprise he was so fit. Strong from raising barns, fast from chasing after his children, and jumping to such great heights at his wife's every whim, he'd joke gamely.

When the war came, though, the feelings which had largely subsided started to grow again. And with that feeling growing he made sure his business was in order, his family was prepared, and then he signed up once again.
This time, however, the Canadian government was waiting for him. Supplementing his Brodie Helmet and shield with a red and white uniform they brought him up to speed on the appearance of super humans fighting for and against the Germans. Their plan was to put him into a team with other people they claimed had superhuman power.

To be honest he thought the idea was extremely stupid, but he had signed up already and they could order him to go anywhere if they wanted. So he demanded a concession that he could wear a jacket over his "uniform" as it "Make me look like a sissy!". They conceded this point, somewhat unhappily, but were quick to mark the front of his jacket with the same emblem he had on his shield.

The team of Bombardier, a French flying superhero, Big Ben, a man who could grow to great heights after drinking a special formula, and Mother Russia whom nobody wanted to be on the bad side of. The team worked together as well as apart, often to counter the German Ubermench who generally tended to outnumber and out power them across the board. Without backup from the heroes of the United States they realized early on that showing up in numbers would only result in a quick and possibly fatal defeat as the Germans responded in kind.

By working separately but in tandem they could control who did and didn't arrive, and their actions were much more successful, even if they did fail to permanently stop most of the big name German super soldiers.

Harry, later, would admit a distinct dislike for the All-Star Squadron and the Justice Society of America who, in his words, "sat the war out" instead of "helping out like they should have". The American superhero teams claimed to be avoiding the effects of the Spear of Destiny, a mystical object that would supposedly give Hitler command over any superheroes entering its range. It was their belief that entering World War 2 would only give the Germans unstoppable might.

A series of unhappy encounters after that left Harry and the All-Star Squadron on very poor terms. Especially the time they decided to chase a super villain into Toronto resulting in a very rare team-up with Toronto's Terrific Twosome while they captured the bad guys, protected the people, and chased the Liberty League back out of Canada.

In the years that would follow Harry would eventually reconcile with most of the JSA as their unique longevity gave them a significant amount in common.

After the war Harry came home. A local hero, if widely unremembered outside of Canada. He was happy enough to hang up the shield and go back to his family full time, but it just wasn't to be. With the war over more and more super powered people were appearing, more strange phenomena, creatures, unexplained events were happening on the home front. He was brought back into the service once more, this time to work as a part of a Canadian super team who's goal it was to protect Canada from just these problems.

Ironically to him their first mission came soon after he'd sent the Liberty League packing from Toronto. The Canadian government no longer felt good about the pair of vigilantes who called Toronto home, in spite of their many numerous heroic deeds, and sent the team to capture them.

Harry, somehow, missed arriving with the others and resulted in being the only member of the team who wasn't found unconscious and tied up on a train heading for Vancouver. Harry put his foot down after that, claiming that he wouldn't make a move against the heroic pair unless they acted against the law, quickly putting an end to that.

He worked with the team for over fifteen years, and it became very clear something was wrong. His wife grew older, his children grew older, married, and had kids of their own, but he never changed. He still looked as though he was in his mid-thirties when his wife died of old age in 1974.

Heartbroken he left the team and started traveling the world. He spent a short stint with the Challengers of the Unknown traveling through dimensions and space, went to Egypt and fought a legion of undead lead by a super villain claiming to be the Egyptian god Anubis, returned to Campobasso, Italy where he was subjected to an unexpected hero's welcome. In Russia he fought a vicious gang of gene-splicers known as the Tundra Wolves. He spent time in Japan where an unfortunate misunderstanding resulted in a fight against their national hero, a bionic boy named Kid Galactic, and his first encounter with Ninjas. Something he'd learn to hate for years to come.

Eventually he came home to Canada and found that the world as he had known it had left him behind. Their new super teams were foreign to him, his friends in Toronto had long since retired and disappeared, and even the super villains were more violent and dangerous than when he remembered them.

His final official job as a government authorized Canadian superhero was when he broke up a hostage situation where a superhuman with bulletproof skin had been shooting cops and terrorizing hostages. While more than a match for the police, he didn't stand a chance against Harry. Harry took away his gun, his knives, his other weapons, then he tossed him out a window and into the street.

Then when the hostages were safe, he taught the punk a lesson.

Now back in his day when you did something wrong you generally had to pay for it. And that often meant you took a licking. In fact the police used to overlook it all the time. The man cheated you out of money? You beat him up for it? Okay, well, we'll run the crook out of town. Good day.

But times had changed. He let the punk get up and defend himself before he knocked him down again, and again, and again. He never hit the criminal where it'd do permanent damage, and he never hit him while he was down, and he constantly pointed out why he was doing it.

"This is how your victims feel. This is what you're doing to them. They never stood a chance, and you're out there hurting them? Smarten up!"

But the thug, instead of "smartening up" simply got himself a lawyer and sued Harry for assault and battery. The Canadian government put him on indefinite leave, and he officially left the superhero business.

He'd later be quoted as saying "I gave the kid a black eye, a fat lip, and a bunch of bruises, after he shot some cops, beat up women, robbed, stole and possibly killed people. For that the kid is barely even put in jail, and he gets to sue me for everything I own for doing the right thing."

"I just wish I could find the Panda after all these years so I could tell him he was right."

The lawsuit was covered by the Canadian Government, thankfully preventing him from losing the company he'd had since the 1920's, but the damage was done as far as he was concerned. He left the Canadian side of the business to his grand children, took enough capital to start up another branch in the US and started traveling where the people didn't recognize him.

Since then he's grown farther from his grandchildren and great grandchildren. An unfortunate falling out with one of his youngest, and favourites, happened when she revealed she was gay. Stuck in his ways, ways a hundred years out of place, he didn't agree with her choice and they had a falling out.

Recently, however, they have reconciled. Mostly due to an attack by the Sovereign Order. The Order no longer sees Harry as beneficial to their long-term goals and wishes to retrieve the shield. In order to do so they took Nancy (the previously mentioned girl) hostage.

The end result was not what they were hoping for in the slightest. Harry came back to Canada in a fury and instead of handing over the shield he crashed right into their stronghold like the very juggernaut they'd originally wanted. When the dust had settled the compound was half destroyed, their super powered muscle was beaten senseless, the Canadian super team that had come to stop the attack had been convinced in no uncertain terms to "stay out of it", and Harry managed to rescue the hostage takers from his granddaughter.

Apparently she didn't take to being a hostage very well, and when he'd started his attack she'd started one of her own.

After that he packed her up, along with a few others, and moved down into the US again. He's hoping that moving them out of danger might solve the problem, but his family has grown quite large over the last hundred years, and only four were willing to move away from Canada. Namely the ones who were in the same town as the kidnapping attempt.

Harry, while no longer a superhero, hasn't quite given up the lifestyle. Every so often he gets those unexplainable urges to go somewhere, and the excitement begins once more. But to be terribly honest, he'd be just as happy building houses, and spending his off time drinking beer, barbequing steak (preferably Alberta Beef), and playing with the... uh... great-great-great grandchildren?

But he can't stop answering the call. After all, it's the right thing to do.


Friends/Family

Pansy Mackenzie - His wife, died at the age of 80 years old over thirty years ago. He still wears their wedding band on a chain around his neck. (it kept getting broken when he punched things, so he stopped wearing it on his hands)

Nancy Mackenzie - one of his grandchildren, a twenty something architect who dreams of building giant beautiful buildings. Not those ugly glass boxes people build these days.
Nancy is gay, and this is a sore point in her relationship with Harry. After the hostage situation Harry decided that getting cut out of her life over whom she fell in love with was a mistake and he's been trying to reconnect with her.
For her part she still loves him, though she is still hurt about how badly he'd reacted when she'd come out to him originally. In spite of that she's trying to rebuild their relationship and as long as he continues to do the same she has no doubt they'll work past it.
Even if it is very awkward at the moment.
A bit of a firecracker, while not exactly big and burly like her great grandfather she's shown to be capable of taking down men three times her size, and has enough of a temper that Harry felt it was necessary to rescue the hostage takers from her. Somewhat surprising for a generally nice woman.

Sadie Jones - Nancy's partner. She's given up her career back in Ottawa to follow Nancy down into the US. Personally she's not nearly as forgiving towards Harry, and doesn't much like him at all.
But Nancy's trying to make them all friends again, so for her part she smiles and makes an effort. And generally finds other things to do while Harry is around than be around herself. She does love Nancy, though. Enough to uproot her entire life for her. And she's not going to let one ancient hillbilly ruin that for her. Sadie is an accountant.

Teddy Mackenzie - Theodore "Teddy" Mackenzie is in the family business, in a fashion. He's manager, keeps track of who they're building for, what they're building, who needs to be where, what machines need to be where, and all the little details that keep the business running. And he couldn't be happier. He finds the constant juggling of all the details a challenge, and a rewarding one when it all comes together. His current goal is to make the company even larger, a challenge since they'll be starting up somewhere new now. But he doesn't let that keep him down. He's a little bit eager to get his Great Grandfather's approval, which he doesn't seem to realize he already has.

Winnie Mackenzie - Teddy's wife, real name "Winter". She keeps her husband down to earth, and out of trouble. For the most part she's a housewife, but is more than capable of taking over for a few days when Teddy's ill or out of town. Her first love, however, are her children. Her second is her guardening. She's quite skilled and is hoping to win some flower shows in their new hometown.

Gus Mackenzie -Teddy's oldest son. Currently very upset over the move. Normally well behaved, but has been acting out recently. Builds model planes.

Hank Mackenzie - Teddy's youngest son. Currently planning on being a policeman/fireman/superhero/spaceman. He's a little upset about moving away from home, but he's set his new sights on getting a dog and is hoping he can guilt trip his parents into buying it.

Rebecca Mackenzie -Teddy's only daughter. She's definitely spoiled by both her mother, and her brothers who seem to be in a competition to be her favorite. Fortunately she's still rather young, and this hasn't resulted in her becoming a little terror yet. She loves dancing and wants to be a ballerina. Her hobbies include trying to get her Dad's attention, mostly because he doesn't lavish it on her as much as the rest of the family does. And thus: She wants it!

Eugene Andrews - Eugene (The Big U) is a large black man who works as foreman on the build sites. Where Teddy is covering the larger details, he keeps everything on track on the worksite. His size, and relatively quiet nature can be unsettling to a lot of people. The truth is he's actually quite shy, and once you get to know him he's actually quite talkative, but if you don't know him... Well, he can come across as a bit scary. Former football player, blew out his knee in college. He managed to get work in construction, and is currently foreman. He is, currently, looking at becoming an electrician.
His wife, Yasmine, is extremely outgoing. She's not very bright though, leaving Eugene playing protector of his naive wife. She currently wants kids. He does too, he's just not sure she's ready to handle kids...

Daryl Banks - Retired old War Buddy of Harry's from WW2. He's getting on in the years, nearly eighty five now (he lied about his age to get recruited). He's not as mobile as he used to be, but he's just as intelligent as ever. Usually he gets Harry to take him out for trips and they talk about the good old days while he gets some air. He is abusing his relationship with Harry a little bit to make sure that his own Grand Daughter, Helena, isn't getting into trouble with her current boyfriend.

Helena Banks - Daryl's Grand Daughter. Just out of high school, she's looking for a good time, not more school. But she's starting to hang out at some bad clubs looking for excitement... Exceptionally smart girl, capable of being pretty much anything she could put her mind to, but while she's book smart she's got no street smarts. The real world is destined to stomp all over her.

The Covenant of the Shield - It's been long enough that most of them forgot why they have that name, or why exactly it is that The Sovereign Order is their enemies. But that hasn't stopped them from opposing them at any chance. For the most part the Covenant spends most of it's time guarding magic users from people's unscrupulous attempts to use them and trying to get more people to join their efforts.
There is power in numbers.
Two of their founding members still exist, Coyote (who's ancient now, yet still vital) and Joseph Savage who spends most of his time adventuring in alternate dimensions now.

Wildcat -Harry and Ted have crossed paths a few times as friendly sparring partners. Harry is also extremely supportive of Ted's efforts to train the new generations of heroes.

Enemies:
All-Star Squadron - This one pretty much sorted itself out by modern times. Most of the original members retired or died due to old age.

Justice Society of America - While Harry has mostly reconciled with most of the members the Second World War is still a very sensitive subject.

The Sovereign Order - With him no longer benefiting their goals they're now trying to find a way to separate him from the shield so that they can use it for their own means. Reproducing it, if possible, or harnessing it's powers for one of their members, and failing that destroying it to power a much more powerful magical device.
Their overriding goals come from a prophecy called the Binding Light. It's overarching goals are known only to the ruling members of the Order, and the creation of Canada as its own free Country was one of the many steps towards seeing this Prophecy come true. They usually speak of a free world, one devoid of the corruption, drugs and crime of the current one.
It's hard to say, however, if this is true or just a method they're using to recruit people.
With their last attempt at recovering the shield an unmitigated disaster they're looking to find a new way to get it back. They're still not sure if they sudden unexpected boost in the Canadian Shield's power came from returning to Canadian soil, his family being in danger, or possibly the shield trying to act against them. Either way their next step will be far more careful.
They're still trying to figure out how he found their base, they suspect it was a security leak.

Kid Galactic - They've pretty much made up after their first fight. Though it's Commander Galactic now.
"And you're supposed to CALL before you come to Japan again, remember?"

The Demon Clan - Nazi Ninjas. That's right. Nazi. First encounter in Japan in the late eighties, early nineties and haunting Harry ever since. Their current goal seems to be Harry's shield, which they hope to use to open a magical portal. This portal will allow them to imbue their members with powers, or at least that's what they've been told. Amusingly their clan name gives you the actual idea of what their leader, the White Tiger, has planned.
The White Tiger was originally known as Höllenfeuer during WW2 and was an attempt by the Thule Society to do exactly what the Demon Clan's current goal is. The problem is when the portal opened it released a demon which possessed one of their members. Dubbing himself Höllenfeuer he happily joined the Nazi's ubermench troops.
He'd been in charge of their assassination and martial arts divisions when the war came to an end, and he quickly took everything he had and went into hiding with as many of his troops as he could manage. He was later approached by SHADOW to do work for them. He currently bides his time, keeping his followers brainwashed and well rewarded for their works, but when he can open that portal again he intends to possess as many people as possible, and then take over this world for himself.

Anubis - The would be Egyptian god of the underworld. Harry sent him packing after the "deity" tried to raise an army of zombies to take over Egypt. But apparently the god of the underworld hasn't taken the hint. While he normally sticks to his own country he'd be quite happy to pop over and get revenge before his next attempt at returning the world to rule of the Egyption gods!

The Mad Maple - Harry hates his guy. Hates him. The guy is some nut from New Jersey who claims to be Canadian, and is basically just running around giving them all a bad name. And what's worse is every time he meets up with Harry he always thinks that Harry is there to HELP him!
The most infuriating part for Harry is that no matter how many times he proves the guy isn't Canadian the information is quickly hidden, buried or ignored. He's starting to suspect somebody's banking the Mad Maple's schemes, but he can't for the life of him figure out what or why.

Titanium - Titanium is currently a leader of one of the Canadian Superhero teams run by the government. Back in the day both he and Harry worked together, but neither got along very well due to conflicting views. Harry was old school, and Walter Needs was a filthy rich young genius who felt the world owed him... well, the world! Fast women, fast cars, and a suit of nearly indestructible armour defined his life for the most part. When Harry was finally let go Titanium wasn't morning. He'd have been clapping if it wouldn't have scuffed his armour.
But when Harry came back to rescue Nancy Titanium was all too happy to take the opportunity to take a swing at Harry. For disturbing the peace and attacking private citizens.
Harry, riding a lot more power than he normally had at his command, easily took Titanium apart. Literally. He knocked the genius on his ass, then tore the armour off of him before telling the rest of the team that if they tried to stop him from saving his grandchild they'd face the same.
Humiliated Titanium is now looking for any excuse to get back at Harry. Not easily done now that he's out of the country. Especially if it gets him in trouble and takes away from the lifestyle he knows and loves. So every once in awhile he lets some technology slip into the wrong hands... So long as those wrong hands are heading in Harry's direction.

Vandal Savage - Harry and Vandal Savage have encountered each other many times over the last hundred years. And all of those encounters ended in blows.

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Spectrum » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:26 am

*crunch whimper* Yeeeah, that'd be the sound of a failure against wall of text :)

What I did read though I really liked. Would you be interested in having another (great) grand daughter? Adopted or by blood?

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby jemal » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:12 am

that's an impressive wall, Ark.

Coyotzin wrote:It's not that she wont' fit, but more a matter of... why is she not with the Teen Titans, for example? Ravager has one messed up story herself, yet she preferred to become a superhero rather than seek help and try to adjust to a more normal life. So... how and why did Fluidity find the Foundation? Why would she stay? The Foundation do not force anyone to stay; they only counsel and help inasmuch their guests want to be helped.

And again, she's from Apokolyps. That raises flags among the capes community. Does Superman keep tabs on her? Did she slip unnoticed and fears detection? Is Intergang after her?

The Foundation does provide schooling, but it's mostly temporary and/or remedial (which includes adult literacy classes). Fluidity might share a class with a perfectly normal kid whose entire block was demolished in a superhero fight, but no one can actually graduate from the Foundation. The Foundation staff rather refers its guests to normal schools and handles the paperwork for their transference, and may provide a home for the homeless to return to after school.


Honestly, I'm mostly a Marvel guy. 90% of my DC knowledge revolves around Gotham, I just looked up DC aquatic villains and thought the Darkseid/Deep Six combo might work for her background, I wasn't aware of the kryptonian/apokalyps tab-keeping, and don't know about Intergang.

As for why she'd be with the foundation instead of a team, she was raised to be a villain, needs to adjust to normal life, recover from the 'sister killing sister' debacle, etc. She's not ready to join normal society or any form of super-team yet.
I'm thinking they found her when she was recovering right after the fight (Maybe super-man or the titans or something like that detected the apokolyps energy from their fight, traced it, and took her to the foundation to nurse her back to health - mentally and physically.

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Spectrum » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:27 am

Some updates on Tabitha- I read up a little on the Shadowpact series. I think that she might actually be from Riverrock, Wyoming (the town under the blood red shield). It could also be a nifty touch to have her tangentially involved with Ragman given their shared focus on clothing.

As we're coming closer to the (undefined) cutoff date, I've also started to think about the relationships between the characters. Hopefully, we can get some good feedback going and really flesh things out ahead of time.

A few thoughts:

Loren Jupiter- *blushes scarlet, never looking above his shoulder* Thank you for having me here sir. So many more people need help and I'm really not worthy of your time and I should stop taking it up and *squeak*

Toby Chesterfield- Hi.. *suddenly finds Toby's shoes fascinating, they really are in a way* I was wondering if you could help me with something, if you're not too busy, I know you're busy with things and more important people. Uhh, sorry for taking up your time.

Francesca Kale (Magna)- Francesca is nice, but she's really scary when the starts talking to herself. Maybe I should hide my tools when she's around but that could offend her and she could start talking to herself and that would be bad and oh dear.. oh dear.. okay, stop, breeeathe..

Scope- He's kinda cute.. but I'm not too sure what he does around here.

Doctor Mente- *stares at hands* I'm doing better since our last visit, really I am. *fidgets* Is it cold in here? I've been really busy with.. things. *gulps tightly* I almost talked to Scope the other day too. *turns absolutely scarlet*

Felicia Fisher- *squeak and tries to find somewhere, anywhere other to be... and tries to not stare at how the neckline of that shirt really doesn't cover anything.. maybe it would be a nice present to make peace with the big scary girl.. and oh goodness, those pants.. did she mug a Christmas tree?*

Dr. Whittman- *bounce in her steps, carrying a nice large flat hanging package* Hi Doctor Whittman! I brought that dress for Alice that I was telling you about the other day, I hope that she really likes it! Oh! I've been working on that sewing technique for wounds that we were discussing the other day, I think that I have a few ideas on how to improve it.. *and starts talking sewing technical jargon until stopped*

Harry Mackenzie (Shield)- *Back straight, head up, eyes forward.. he's finally managed to get her to show some backbone around him* Good afternoon sir. I have those plans for your great grand daughter's bride's dress that we discussed.. *promptly and over forcefully shoves a folder of papers at him.. which then go tumbling everywhere*

I think that covers everybody, I'm sorry if I missed anyone by accident.

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And finally some recommended reading: After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn plays with some fun ideas. The main character is the grown up daughter of the city's premier super heroes and has been involved unwillingly for most of her life. She's been kidnapped countless times, is a major disappointment to her father due to her lack of powers, ran away to become the plaything of their major enemy (and was rejected) and is now very happily an accountant and away from that lifestyle and intends to keep it that way. It's a fun quick read and hits quite a few of the points in the game.

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Mechmaster » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:43 am

EPIC wrote:Perception Affliction: (Unaware), Cumulative, Limited to Touch sense, Limited Degree 2(Mid tier only) - 1/rank

What Coyo was saying was being affected by this, the subject cannot feel pain, so any damage to their person, as oppose to mental damage which they would feel just fine, would be considered Insidious, as the extra, meaning they are damaged, but until they make the effort to assess the damage, they won't even realize they are hurt.

It's another way to mimic anesthesia/


I tried making this power, but when I added limited degree 2 it would only keep the lowest degree of affliction. Is there a way use Limited Degree to keep the Unaware Affliction?

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby EPIC » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:28 am

Hero Lab sucks. I know nothing about how it works, but I do know it is entirely legal to keep the 2nd condition only, but you have to keep in mind, the target still needs to fail by two degrees to actually fall under the condition.

With cumulative(or progressive), the first degree acts as a placeholder. If the target fails by 1 degree, they don't suffer a condition, but they have still failed that degree for the purpose of the extra, so the next save they fail (before 'recovering' from the first failed degree) will bump them to the second degree condition.

Just let hero lab do it's thing, then when you transcribe it here, manually change the Impaired to Unaware.

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Mechmaster » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:45 am

Thanks for the advice Epic and Coyotzin. I'm really happy with the affliction powers my character now has. Now, Dr. Whittman has a Mental Sedative and Mental Anesthesia and with 1 point over to make both of them Subtle.

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Mechmaster » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:31 am

I think I'll follow in Spectrum's footsteps and trying fleshing out some relationship stuff. If anyone doesn't agree with these interpretations, just say so and I'll change them.

Loren Jupiter: *Shakes hands appreciatively* "Thank you so much for letting me join your foundation. And for helping Rachel. I promise I won't let you down, sir!"

Toby Chesterfield: *Waves the lawyer over* "Hey Toby, I was just heading for your office. I have some more of those medical waivers for you. Sorry about adding to your work load."

Francesca "Maggie" Kale (Magna): *Takes her hand before closing his eyes briefly* "Ok, nothing out of the ordinary. Although, you may have the beginnings of a cold. So, make sure not to over stress yourself. I know you like helping everyone, but your health comes first."

Scope: Haven't had a chance to get to know him, but seems pretty good at his job.

Doctor Mente: *Sighs heavily before looking at Dr. Mente with a mix of hope and sadness* "How is she Dr. Mente, any better?"

Felicia Fisher (Fluidity): *Looks over her medical chart, amazed* "I've never met anyone with these kinds of vitals. I guess they make them different off Earth, hehe."

Tabitha Taylor: *A pained look quickly crosses his face as he hears Tabitha call his fiancee "Alice", but quickly replaces it with a smile* "Thanks for all your help Tabitha. With Rachel's condition, it would've been impossible keeping her..."decent" without your help. *His smile grows wider as he listen to her discuss her sewing technique*

Harry Mackenzie (Shield): *Walks beside the immortal man* "Are you sure I can't convince you to undergo more in-depth analyses? I've never met an immortal, let alone be able to study his physiology. And with your help, I'm sure we could make some great enhancements to medical technology."
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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Arkrite » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:40 pm

Spectrum wrote:*crunch whimper* Yeeeah, that'd be the sound of a failure against wall of text :)


Harry was one of those things that really got my imagination going when I made him, and the concept of him being around for even a hundred years seemed like something that I wanted to detail.
Probably a little too much, but then again I wrote it mostly for myself.
Not to punish you guys ;~)

Though to be fair I suspect the wall of text that's easier to get through is ol' Sven Styx.
Eventually I'll work him into a game.

Spectrum wrote:What I did read though I really liked. Would you be interested in having another (great) grand daughter? Adopted or by blood?


The possibility would be there. He had a big family and they, in turn, had their own. He's more then a few generations into his family by now, who knows where everybody got to.

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Postby jemal » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:01 am

Mechmaster wrote:Felicia Fisher (Fluidity): *Looks over her medical chart, amazed* "I've never met anyone with these kinds of vitals. I guess they make them different off Earth, hehe. I just hoped I didn't scare her earlier, but two life signs in one body was a little shocking."


This actually brings up a fairly major point about the character that I should make clear.
As far as the 'absorbed sister' goes, I'm very much wanting it to be an ambiguous thing - most definitely not confirmed. Felicia BELIEVES that her sister is still alive inside her somewhere, but that could just be her way of avoiding having to deal with the death. The hearing voices could be actually her sister talking to her, or just PTSD hallucinations.
Essentially, it's probably more appropriate that the staff members don't believe her - I mean, in this universe it's certainly POSSIBLE for her sister to come back, but fairly unlikely, and the psychiatrists would probably want to coax Felicia away from all the 'my sister's inside me and I need to get her back' talk.
If it ends up being true, well that could be an entire story unto itself, possibly far in the future (Assuming I get in and the game goes that far).

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Evolución » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:22 am

I've come up also with some possible interactions with the other characters:

The calm and stoic voice of Dr. Mente speaks through the recording machine: “This is Dr. Mente’s personal patient files, the next are voice recordings from the doctor, in which he underlines the main problems and issues he has encountered when treating both the “inmates” and the members of the staff. Mister Jupiter has still to report for a session.

Patient Tabitha Taylor: The session went well and smooth, however there is an always present need in the patient for change and improvement. The patient seems aware of her obsession and seems able to control it when she perceives it. The inherent narcissism of Taylor allowes her to translate it into the others, hence her main occupation at the foundation. However, this obsession must be held at check, and I’ll try to work on it in further sessions. She also seems emotionally unstable, that’s a mayor issue that needs treatment.

Patient Toby Chesterfield: Chesterfield is eager to show an image of respect and clarity. It is my opinion that he hides something behind a screen of self righteousness. In further sessions I’ll try to dig deeper.

Patient Francesca Kale: The patient suffers from double personality delusion, bipolarities like this need urgent treatment with medication, which I have already prescribed. Of special note is the aggressiveness of her Ferra persona, I recommended she was kept under surveillance until the medication starts to make effect. In future sessions I’ll try to exploit the relationship the patient has with a long time colleague of mine to try and suppress Ferra permanently.

Patient Scope- His military training has proven effective against my screening protocols. I’ll try a different approach on further sessions.

Patient Felicia Fisher: This patient suffers from victimization syndrome and severe delusion. As of her own statement, she “hears” her dead sister, with whom she was fused. In deep questionary was suspended as the patient shows another mayor issue, that is volatile emotional condition. Given the dangerous metahuman abilities she exhibits I have administered a central nervous system depressor and other medications.

Patient Milo Whittman: Dr. Whittman suffers from mild obsession with inmate Rachel Smith, his Fiancee. Smith is being treated for a delusional behavior induced by a criminal’s unprofessional tinkering with her central nervous system. I hope that an effective treatment of Ms Smith will reverse Dr. Whittman’s obsession. Her innate size shifting powers make sessions and treatment a challenge, however.

Patient Harry Mackenzie (Shield): The obvious condition for a man who has lived since the 1800’ is a time lapse, his upbringing can’t cope with modern days culture and ideas. He has the steelness of mind of a senior man, and the sharpness of a military tactician, but is inflexible and screening has progressed slowly. The amount of information, only by its sheer size is a complication. I’ve never treated anyone who had more than 80 years of life to speak about.

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Spectrum » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:35 pm

Mechmaster wrote:Tabitha Taylor: *A pained look quickly crosses his face as he hears Tabitha call his fiancee "Alice", but quickly replaces it with a smile* "Thanks for all your help Tabitha. With Rachel's condition, it would've been impossible keeping her..."decent" without your help. *His smile grows wider as he listen to her discuss her sewing technique*


Sorry about that. I think that I managed to completely misread your character writeup when I was doing that post.

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby Mechmaster » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:22 pm

Jemal: Sorry about that. I'll fix it.

Spectrum: Its fine. You could say it was a slip of the tongue for Tabitha :)

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby jemal » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:53 pm

Mechmaster wrote:Jemal: Sorry about that. I'll fix it.

No problem, I should be thanking you for reminding me to point that out. :)

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Re: The LC Foundation [DCU, 3E, Recruiting)

Postby EPIC » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:55 pm

I am nearly done my character. It's been a struggle between scheduling and getting my brain juices flowing properly.

I've shifted away from the super soldier towards an immortal wielding a power ring from the Shadowlands (the same place Obsidian, Allan Scott's son, and a few others draw power from).


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