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*The Screen Fades to black as the introduction of five never before seen heroes completes, text replacing the scene before it*
Dragoness’ part was done in Concert with NoLifeQueen. One of the perks of living with the Player I guess.
I think we all understand that time is not a fixed concept, so feel free to put things in the order that you see it happening in and have at for the RP. Also, this version is invalidating the Canon that was set by Batman Begins since the future isn’t set… therefore, Tim Drake did not quit being Robin in the DC Animated Universe and has recently graduated to the Title of ‘Red Robin’ from the comics continuity.
And with that, Everybody Enjoy everybody.
But who greets him is not who he expects at all.
“Your Highness.” The Dark Toned Surface-Worlder nodded, his trademark jacket, lined with the words ‘Fair-Play’ identifying him immediately as ‘Mr. Terrific’, the League’s Defacto Intelligence Coordinator. Prince Aric had often seen him at the main communications station overhead, but had never actually spoken to the man directly before
“It’s good you’ve arrived, we almost thought that there had been a complication. We have had a few issues with orbital communications this morning, so Things have have become a bit jumbled. I’m afraid Aquaman and Tempest have both opted to remain in Atlantis to assess the current situation.” Mr. Terrific explained at a breakneck Speed, his mind obviously on a hundred different things as Mako noticed the Watchtower’s staff moving around at a hectic pace while several groups of costumed heroes were apparently getting directives from other ‘intellectuals’ of the Justice League.
Something was definitely going on.
“Ah, yes. Price Aric. This is The Bat-Boy… he’ll fill you in on what is happening.” Mr. Terrific brought the Atlantian Prince’s attention for the first time to the young man at his side, who stayed behind even as he left.
He was Five Foot, Five…MAYBE pushing Five’, Eight” with the pointed ‘ears’ that gave him a glancing similarity to his obvious namesake. Although he looked fit and was dressed in the Grey and Black with a cape that was customary of one of a very few men that the King of Atlantis openly respected, this Bat-Boy was hardly an impressive figure.
Mako's Mother Rosalyn just for future reference
Also Im leaving baby Rachels potential in the capable hands of our GM for future plot twists etc.
“Glaive. You arrived, Good.” J’onn Jonzz nodded over to her as she came into view. “I apologize for the sudden rush, but there has been a development over the last few hours that has us concerned. I had hoped that there would be more time for orientation, but the nature of the situation has led to a full call-out. I believe the saying goes: ‘All Hands on Deck’. "
“J’onn? What is going on? Did the Cafeteria run out of chicken salad again?”
The… creature… that came up to the Martian Manhunter was something that Glaive had never seen before. It walked upright like a girl and had a basic form, but the legs, arms, horns, and the long purplish tail rather gave away the fact that she wasn’t exactly from Kansas.
Any doubts that Kathrine had about Sid making her feel ‘different’ from the rest of humanity seemed rather small as she found herself face to face with an actual, HONEST Alien.
“Ah, Siska, no, I am afraid this is a bit more serious than that.”
“They ran out of the bread pudding?”
“Glaive… Allow me to introduce you to Siska Hosskar, the Dragoness.”
“Now that everybody is here, I’ll be brief.”
“Batboy.” The Batman didn’t miss a beat, drawing the teen’s attention. “Mister Terrific will escort you to meet up with other members of Reserve Team Epsilon. Once the reserve team is assembled, you’ll be transported to Point 9, located in San Adesia, California. Any questions?”
A short time later, Mister Terrific had led Scott to the main transport pads in the Main Operations Center, just in time to see a blue and black clad young man, only a few years older than himself, stepping off the pad soaking wet.
“Your Highness.” Mr. Terrific nodded to the new-comer.
A title… color scheme… the smell of salt water… Oh Crud… An Atlantian Royal.
“It’s good you’ve arrived, we almost thought that there had been a complication. We have had a few issues with orbital communications this morning, so Things have have become a bit jumbled. I’m afraid Aquaman and Tempest have both opted to remain in Atlantis to assess the current situation.” Mr. Terrific explained at a breakneck Speed, his mind obviously on a hundred different things.
Batboy noticed someone at the Ops center overhead waving for his attention, causing the World’s Second Smartest Man to nod and break off, turning slightly to Scott.
“Ah, yes. Price Aric. This is The Batboy… he’ll fill you in on what is happening.”
So, is Watchtower III in space or still on the ground?
"Prince Aric," Batboy said, making sure to refer to him by his title just as one would for a commanding officer. He returned the firm handshake. "I suppose you're wondering what the emergency is?" Scott continued as he made his way over to the nearest available computer. He worked away at the keys as he spoke. "In seventeen spots around the world, there has been a massive surge of Kramer-Hasson Radiation. It's a form of energy given off when adjacent dimensions rub off on one another." He tried his best to say it as if he known the information his whole life, and not just for all of five minutes. "There haven't been any signs of trouble resulting from the radiation, except for disrupting global communications like Mister Terrific mentioned, but the League is still deploying teams to all seventeen points to observe and report. You, I, and the rest of Reserve Team Epsilon will be heading here," Batboy hit another key, and a zoom in on the West Coast of the United States appeared, "San Adesia, California."
Batboy turned his head from the computer screen and back to Mako, a smirk on his face. "Now that that's out of the way, how about we get to know one another?" If Prince Aric was expecting a conversation to strike up, however, he was wrong, for Batboy returned his attention to the computer. He began pulling up the League records for the members of Reserve Team Epsilon. Anything personal or otherwise highly invasive was off limits to the likes of Batboy, but he did find the overview of power and capabilities.
"Let's see, Prince Aric... Typical Atlantian physiology: super-strength, ability to communicate with sea creatures, and a fast healer. Dragoness... Ability to understand all languages, adaptation to her environment, and super-strength. Glaive... Mental powers, capable of regeneration, aaaaand more super-strength. Seriously, do all of you people have super-strength?" The question was only half rhetorical. "Ah, here we go. Songbird. Capable of winged flight and has razor-sharp talons. And NO super-strength." The manner in which Batboy spoke was so dry yet just lightly laced with sarcasm that it was difficult to tell how serious he ever was.
hehe these two are going to have an interesting friendship
as an aside for a voice for Mako Imagine Will Friedle channeling a bit of his Batman Beyond and a bit of his Lion-O voices. Young but with a fierce presence.
as an aside A KS Tactics roll 22 to access the situation both abroad and at the site they're going to, looking for obvious points of attack, and defence, and any high value targets that a potential invader might have chosen that spot for.
also how best to integrate the strengths and weaknesses of the team assigned to him.
"We are pleased to meet you Siska." Her voice chorused as Sid stepped in to join the greeting, holding out a hand in welcome.
"What kind of development would require the entire League?" she queried with concern.
In terms of voice for Dragoness, I would have to pick America Ferrerra, who voiced Astrid in the movie " How to Train your Dragon. Tried to find a good clip from the movie with her talking, but couldn't find much. Besides, if you haven't seen the movie, go buy it. Good stuff.
And maybe right now, a dash of 'Pinkie-Pie' excitability. Although this is not a common occurrence for her, she's just excited at the moment
"What is "your" opinion on the events occurring below?"
Yeah, I can certainly see a Rivalry Complication forming here. As I tried to show, it seems like it will be that kind of relationship where they have a mutual respect, but refuse to admit it because they're so stubborn and proud. I feel here he's just trying to emulate Batwoman: now that he's the one leading, he expects the same kind of respect he gives his mentor. Maybe there will even a struggle for leadership down the line? Who knows. Things are going to be interesting, and we haven't even had the whole team together yet.
Interesting definately and I agree an almost friendly rivalry between the two might happen, one trained to lead, vrs one born to lead.
thoguh i grant this much insight player wise, unlesss Batboy trully screws up Mako is unlikely to ever challenge him for leadership, and by screwup I mean a trully horrendous life threatening foul up. Makos had enough of coups to last a lifetime.