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Nice stuff... It saddens me that I simply have not been able to add more for HED!
Libra, I honestly do not know if I am more impressed with your Blackwing Intl organization write-up or your knowledge of foreign languages and phrases. Massively good work on both!
BTW: Libra, if I may ask-what does Dewaruci translate to in English?
Also, what would be a more correct German translation of Night Hound (since apparently Nicht Hund is literally Black Dog instead)?
Lavi is urging more direct intervention, as is Batin, ironically enough.
His father George, on the other hand, has come out of retirement on at least two occasions to directly aid the young, brave foes of the Columbian cocaine cartels.
The Canuck Crusader is not much of a joiner by nature, preferring to pick out his own missions. He's too much into brawling, carousing, prowling the Canadian hinterlands, and hitting the gym between adventures to attend meetings anyway. Of course he acknowledges the Blackwing legacy (if only privately, to himself), and he would be more than happy to aid any of the others should they cross the Canadian border on a case.
Besides, he's semi-annoyed enough about all the Hero Force One missions he gets drafted into undertaking.
The Law Poet has no intention of becoming Alex Timmons' subordinate. Besides, he is involved already with both his own heroic lineage and the national Swedish superhero team (small in members but not insignificant in power).
*South Africa's premier super-team since the Collapse of Apartheid and the defeat of the Praetoria Commando (Special Service), the notorious 'Praetorian Guard' at the hands of a coalition of Superhuman Freedom Fighters and the Justicars (during the course of one of their last pre-Psychotic operations).
I may even flesh them out if you play your cards right.
She has accepted a sort of resevere member status, agreeing to the odd mission in Scandinavia in return for calling on aid whenver she comes up against a threat Valravn cannot handle.
Her aide Cendrik would actually much prefer to be mixing things up on a grand scale; the massive Inuit pictures hunting down criminals across the globe, as his storied ancestor tracked the bear-god across the Arctic Circle.
Night Hound is persona non grata to Blackwing Int, his methods making him almost a stain on their honor. He is tolerated (rather than hunted down) because of his guerilla war against Death Mask III, but a few of the older members still suspect him in the disappearance of Germany's Black Rider, despite no conclusive evidence.
The Costumed Champion of Germany had no love for his far more murderous Central European counterpart, and the two clashed more than once when Night Hound strayed inside the German Republic's borders.
All my best.
Also Mexico's heroes are kinda busy trying to prevent Mexico dissolving into a bunch of Vampire and Narco controlled states.
Amazing Libra, truly amazing. That will be hard to do and is an excellent place to end our thread. I'll start a new one tomorrow.
Bluntly, Alex is trying to save lives.
Libra wrote: Alexander Timmons, like his biological sire, is clearly a man with Ambition to spare as well as the genius and the willpower necessary to make his ambitions far more than a mere pipe-dream (given enough time, money and willing helpers): thankfully, like his adoptive father and unlike Kenneth Kane, the second Black-Wing's ambition is for the betterment of Mankind both in theory AND in practice.
Unfortunately Alex's Ambition remains so immense that it can easily be noticed by anyone who happens to find themselves on the same planet with him for any length of time, so immense that it sometimes smothers his best-laid plans under it’s sheer mass - so immense, in fact, that it recently struck Alex that he simply cannot achieve all that he desires with only those Allies available to him at the present time.
Yes, that's right, the man who masterminds the operations of one of the most powerful corporations in Human History (Raven Enterprises), a man who has both The Patriots AND the Tomorrow Society on speed-dial decided that he needed a few more good men and women.
In all honesty, this time Alex has an even better point than even his wilder ideas usually do: while The Patriots and The Tomorrow Society do all they can, The Patriots aren't so numerous as they once were (even with reserve members added, their numbers peak well shy of two dozen these days), what the Tomorrow Society makes up for in numbers they lack in party discipline and Raven Industries employees are just relatively ordinary folk trying to make a living for the most part, not superheroes.
There's also the small problem that every single one of these organizations (even the Tomorrow Society, whose air of intense privacy attracts investigative journalists like a moth to a flame) is at the present time far, far too public to take into account.
Not that Alex hates publicity (there are a numbers of reasons he's managed to acquire what might well be the worlds first Open Secret Identity and stopping to smile for the cameras is just the first), but he's noticed recently that it has been far, far too long since all those conspiracies gnawing at the woodwork of Heroic Earth saw the shadows they habitually lurk in as a potential source of dreadful risk, as well as useful concealment.
There also remains the fact that Alex has been looking for some means of distracting all those sneaking supervillains from their latest plans to attack Raven Enterprises for some while now, as well as the recent revival of his interest in running a team of his very own creation to consider (he has fond hopes that these agents will be more at his beck and call than the Patriots, but he's more than willing to be realistic if you’re firm enough with him).
Alex loved their enthusiasm, but wasn't quite so keen on playing Junior Partner to anyone: however it must be remembered that this particular bunch of old heroes are sneaky, SCARY men and Alex is (in fact) only human. Also George Timmons threatened to become involved if Black-Wing II continued to support such a promising, so Alex decided to concede the senior role in the organization to the Old Guard with good grace before they made him re-assume the mantle of Dawn-Wing.
Black-Wing II and the second Winter Watchman, their premier field agents (at this point their ONLY field agents, officially at least) have been kept busy trotting across the Globe (much to the amusement of Aliaksiej, who considers himself something of a stay-at-Home superhero) seeking out old friends, striking up working relationships with newfound allies and generally chasing down any potential candidate who shows the right mix of skill, dedication or simply seems to show the proper promise.
[/quote]Martin agrees - and while he loves his parents, he intends to make his own way in life even as he is proud to follow in their footsteps!
Uruguay, being a more prosperous nation than most in the Americas and something of a success story, is the site of the Foundation for World Harmony's South America HQ which makes it Target #1 so far as the likes of PHANTOM are concerned as well as a primary target for those looking to destabilise the Rio Plata region.
Given that the majority of Uruguay's military are deployed abroad as UN peacekeepers, it's perhaps unsurprising that the fairly-small community of local superheroes are looked to as bulwarks who can shore up the potential weak spots in that nation's defences left by the absence of it's soldiers. The Government, with this in mind, supports them to the hilt and expects a great deal from them.
Black-Wings International correspondingly hasn't had much luck recruiting a local representative, since Guardian Invisible (the local superhero whose style most closely approximates that of Black-Wing) is a hard man to find and even harder to persuade into agreeing to become part of an organisation which expects it's members to operate outside their homelands on a regular basis.
Still, he's not unwilling - just reluctant - and he apparently harbours an inclination to prove himself every inch the equal of El Libertador which shows every sign of growing into a full-blown friendly rivalry, so who knows what the future might bring.
Black Jaguar of Brazil, on the other hand, has yet to meet the Invisible Guardian because he keeps himself and almost everyone else around him far too busy to leave Brazil except in the event of an emergency.
Uruguay's superhuman community generally keeps friendly relations with their Argentine and Brazilian neigbours, although this has yet to go beyond information sharing and local support should any cross into their country in the course of a pursuit. Relations are polite, although not always congenial and the Argentine superhero community tend to inspire a spirit of competition in their neighbours like nothing else on Earth!
Guardian Invisible is - unsurprisingly - invisible and a practiced crime-fighter, although he has something of a bad habit of leaning on his invisibility and somewhat neglecting his fighting skills, preferring to sneak around his enemies, out-think them and let the Authorities do the work of arresting them.
He's rather easy-going, but competent and dilligent when working a case.
Kysodeus wrote:Where can I find HED IV? This is a brilliant setting, by the way.
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