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    The story of the world of freedom. Itís one weíve all heard countless times before. Itís an inspiring planet, a world where heroes fought for the ideals of freedom in every war since the American Revolution, a place a baby from another dimension grew into its greatest paragon of justice, where a silver storm birthed a whole generation of supers by random chance, and a place where forgotten ancient magics battle alongside impossible technologies of the future on a daily basis. But with the good must come the bad, and as a haven for superhumans, the world of freedom attracts rather unwanted attention. Shadowy conspiracies threated to pull the planet apart at every moment, megalomaniac supers engineer insane plans to claim the world for themselves, and even threats from outside the multiverse have made attempts at bringing the world of freedom to its knees.

    Or at least, one of the worlds of freedom.

    In the multiverse there are many copies of the same world, and while some have had problems with otherworldly invaders on their doorstep, many more have not. In one world, Freedom City almost fell to the forces of the Terminus and lost its greatest hero as payment for its survival. In another, the eyes of the Terminus have never fallen on the world, and the Freedom League still only hear of the Terminus is occasional whispers. In one world the Silver Storm only recently tore Emerald City apart as part of its creatorís plan for an army of supers. In another the Storm is long past, its engineer having fallen at the hands of the Sentinels. For one world, the greatest hopes for the universe are the Freedom League and the Sentinels, protectors of Freedom City and Emerald City respectively. For another, it will be the guardians of another city, forgotten in one but instrumental in the other.

    A place where time seems to blend itself together as ancient woodlands give way to old wooden homes, tired brick shops, and fancy new suburbs where a handful of models are duplicated hundreds of times. Old rusting factories sit empty not a few miles from the shiniest and most advanced skyscrapers working tirelessly away at business. In some places the old world mixes with the new, as an old dam spans the river nearby, held together with new world technologies. Time is important piece of the city, as every morning when the sun rises over the lake the city pulls itself into motion, the new city moving quickly as each second lost is wasted, while the old city lumbers into motion, taking peace in the quiet of the early sun. Itís the duality of the city that attracted the super element to it. Deep in the forests and quiet shops of old town lie ancient mystical secrets that attract fortune seekers and mystics alike. The tall towers of business and technology lure thrill seekers, criminals with enough power to take what they want, and every type hoping to claim a prototype device or weapon as their own. Itís a city in need of heroes willing to become its protectors, to defend both the secrets of the past and the hope for the future.

    So come and find your destiny in Aeon City.



    Police sirens pierce the relative quiet of Aeon Cityís extremely cloudy night, all rushing towards the same spot on the edge of New Town: The Aeon City Museum. Itís one of the older buildings in New Town, only recently reopened after heavy renovations that added a basement and third story to the public building. It seems someone or some persons have broken into the museum. Not a common occurrence seeing as the building is mostly old local artifacts, relics, and several exhibits about both local and world history. Still, perhaps it was one of the exhibits added in the renovations that attracted someoneís attention. The police quickly establish a police line around the entrance, sending other officers to block the alleyways the fire doors open up onto. Itís a quick job. Quite possibly the most effective part of the APD is their efficiency and speed, and within minutes of arrival they have the building locked down, officers on nearby roofs watching the windows, and the police chief shouting in over a bullhorn.

    It doesnít really matter what attracted you to the scene, whether it be hearing the call over a police scanner or following the cars while out on patrol, you all find your way to the museum to solve whatever issue has apparently arisen inside.
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    Steve wasn't happy to be flying about the city. Don't take that the wrong way; Steve loved to fly. Probably damn near the only thing about being a superhero that he liked. Well, besides the pickup lines it opened up. Ladies were perfectly willing to drop their panties when they heard not only were you a hero, but your powers seemingly revolved around love. And the wings. The wings never hurt.

    He couldn't think about that now. Could think about that beautiful blonde with big, round, beautiful eyes that he had to ditch at the bar when he saw the TV report. Something about people robbing museums always worried him. His bracelet looked like it belonged in one, and it clearly did more than a little to help his superhuman capabilities. Besides his looks of course. Those were natural.

    Although worry about some other lucky bastard getting wings and a golden bow was a small part, the other was that, of course, there were TV crews there. If the public saw reliable old Cupid swooping down to investigate a crime scene, that can only help his image.

    As he nears the scene, he gives a few extra flaps of his wings to put him just a little bit higher than he needed to be, then dives, aiming for whatever news van is there, trying to go as straight at the camera as possible. At the last second, he extends his wings, his shoulders straining at the sudden change in acceleration, coming in for as dramatic a landing as he can pull off. He tosses a wink at the lens before setting off to find the police chief. Hopefully they have this all wrapped up and him showing up here will be more than enough so he can get back to that lovely blonde.
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    Kevin sighed as he mounted his bike, he really needed a break from marking essays. Gunning the engines, he put on a helmet and rode off into the night.

    As he tore down the road, he noticed a police car race past him sirens blaring. Sighing internally, he muttered, Might as well, retrieving a blocky silver device from inside his coat.

    One hand holding onto a handlebar, he raised the device into the air, shouting, INSTALL! A circular screen formed in front of him and as he rode through it, covered him in a silver and gold suit of armour.

    Suited up, he trailed the police car, stopping in front of the museum and getting off, he looks at the museum attempting to get a feel of the current situation.


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    Phantom

    *Some time ago*

    Atop an apartment in one of the seediest parts of town, a figure stood silent, unseen, like a Phantom of old. He quietly observes the streets below, watching for trouble. Some nights, the place was noisy- full of muggings and rapes, and even the occasional open gang wars.

    This clearly wasn't one of those nights.

    Instead tonight was quiet, perhaps even too quiet, like the proverbial calm before the storm. The dark and cloudy sky certainly contributed to the sense of foreboding. A series of beeps in his ear informs him that his cellphone is ringing, and caller ID tells him that it is from his base. The Phantom taps a button on the side of his helmet to answer.

    "Yes, Alice?"

    "Master, something unusual is on the news. Somebody has broken into the Museum."

    "The Museum, you say?" The Phantom pondered for a moment. "Good work Alice. Keep me informed if you hear anything else."

    "Yes, master."

    The Phantom tapped the button again to cut the line. He powered up his jets, and started flying towards the Museum...

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    I hope its fine to use the HQ like that. Basically use the Cyborg Maids to man the Communications console, and to forward any potentially interesting news to Phantom. If not, just ignore this first half.


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    The Phantom lands on a building opposite the Museum, to first survey the scene. The police already had the place surrounded. Usually, somebody breaking into the Museum was either looking to steal some expensive trinket for cash (bad), or else was aiming to grab a mystic artifact of great power (very bad!). Once more, he glanced up at the foreboding cloudy sky (probably very bad).

    On any other day, the Phantom would normally have content himself with sneaking into the place, subduing the criminals, and then disappearing into the night, leaving the police to take care of the rest. He had a reputation for being terribly mysterious, which he liked to keep.

    But tonight was different. Even casual observation of the crowd gathering in front indicated some unusual people were there. A quick glance revealed one man with wings, and another in some gold and silver armor. Fellow superheroes. The first contact after only hearing their names through the news. This was it, the potential makings of the team he would need for his coming war.

    But first he had to introduce himself. The Phantom flies down to the ground, next to the policeman who seems to be in charge, landing with a audible "clang" as if to announce his presence. "I am the Phantom, what seems to be going on?"
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    Jack wasn't having a good evening.

    It was his day off. Usually this would be a good thing, but today it meant lugging a bunch of broken furniture out to the street from his apartment. He'd transformed inside again. He really needed to figure out a better way to deal with this.

    He tugged a shattered table up to the curb, quietly thankful - just for a moment - for the extra strength which seemed to have come with his condition. He finally got the thing into place, and was almost flattened by a police car, followed by some jerk on a motorcycle! He recoiled back onto the lawn, his heart pounding, and began to feel the quivering, stretching sensations which always preceded the change. Oh, crap, he thought in dread as the blackness closed around him. Not again...

    A howl out of the primal forests of the world echoed through the street. Once it finished, the Feral sniffed the air, smelling all the scents of this, its territory. One of its ears twitched. It heard the loud, bright, screaming things. The ones which always led to intruders and pack-enemies. The Feral snarled and began loping after it in long, fluid strides and leaps.

    It arrived to find many of the loud, bright, screaming things, around a not-den. There were several colorful creatures with unknown scents there, and many of the Feral's blue packmates. The packmates it ignored. The others, it fixed with a glare and a snarl as it approached. "Pack?" It said in its growling rumble. The growl intensified. "Enemies?" It bared one sharp fang.

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    Beth

    Beth Mason's first night on patrol in Aeon City, and already there's a case to handle. The newbie heroine can't help but feel a little excited as she suits up in her tiny apartment, pulling on her high-tech flexible super-suit. Custom made to match her shifts in size, the suit is not altogether unlike Beth: Capable, but lacking a certain heroic flair. A look in the mirror shakes her resolve. Maybe she's not ready to go out into a new city and try to pry a name for herself from the museum break-in. Maybe Aeon doesn't even want a stumbling, giant protector, just as likely to crush the gallery as she is to protect it. Beth thinks of Kayla, though, and her promise gets her out the door and onto the streets. She hops onto her rusted-out bike -- hardly the sleek, stylish transport a hero deserves, but hey, sometimes you just gotta get there -- and rushes toward the embattled museum.

    She's encouraged to see multiple other heroes already on the scene, including an absolutely gorgeous man showing off for the camera and an intimidating figure in a metal suit. Maybe some of them can teach her more than she's pieced together from old comic strips and the odd eyewitness report.

    She parks her bike and approaches with a hesitant expression, as though she were worried about stepping on something even at her normal, modest size.

    As Beth tries to claim a spot near the police chief, the Feral's snarl spooks her and she jumps back. She raises both hands in a gesture somewhere between self-defense and submission: "Umm, hi! I'm, ah... here to help."

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    Madame Mischief

    As the sun set, Marie rose. She kept odd hours, something her recent move and career change had done nothing to help. Not that it mattered, she'd always been more of a night owl anyway. Putting on her "stage" outfit, she climbed the stairs of the Regal Hotel. The old brick building was one of the tallest places in Old Town, which wasn't saying much when you compared it to the towering skyscrapers of the business district. It had once been quite luxurious, but its heyday was around the time Marie had first discovered magic. These days, it was derelict and run-down, but it was also cheap, and the landlord didn't ask questions about the guests. Marie liked it that way.

    From the roof, she looked out at the city. Aeon was a bustling place, even at night. She liked the rhythm of the nightlife here. Less frantic than Freedom City, and all sorts of interesting people out and about.

    Her reverie was interrupted by a police car rushing past, siren blaring. Then another. And another. "Interesting..." she murmured to nobody in particular. No fire engines, no ambulances, just cops, and all headed in the same direction. "We have ourselves a crime in progress, I'd wager. Showtime."

    She watched the cops as they maneuvered through the city streets, teleporting from rooftop to rooftop above them. Headed towards the edge of New Town, and the museum. Made sense. All sorts of valuables in there, including more than a few mystical artifacts. And what's more, it seemed she was not the only super attracted to the commotion. This could be fun!

    With a loud *pop* and a burst of smoke, Madame Mischief appears from thin air in the middle of the growing group in front of the museum. "Gooood evening, ladies and gentlemen!" She gave a huge theatrical bow to the assembling heroes. "And hellllo there!" Getting a good look at Cupid up close derails Marie's train of thought for a moment. "Madam Mischief, Mistress of Magic and Mysticism, at your service!" She glances up at Feral, seemingly unconcerned by the beast bearing its teeth at her. "Well, seeing as I have no plans to be torn limb from limb this evening, pack!"

    She looks around with a cheeky grin. "Say, any of you noble heroic types care to fill me in on the situation inside, or is that an unknown?"

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    Cupid looks around at the heroes. Two guys in robot suits. Boring. Some giant slobbering thing that looks like it belongs in the pound. Boring. The others were far more interesting though. A woman in a skintight tech suit. Interesting, but seemed shy. Not exactly his thing. An absolutely striking woman in a magician costume. More interesting.

    Doing the only logical thing, Cupid walks over to the striking magician, offering his hand.

    Name's Cupid. Archer of Love. he says, throwing in a wink. I'm going to ask Mr. Police Chief what's going on and when we can leave. Feel free to accompany me, he says, not specifying whether it be with the police chief or the after. You as well miss... he says, looking towards the other woman there, trying to get a name. Might as well invite her.
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    As the first of our heroes arrive so do the news vans, quickly spilling out with cameras, mics, and several young men hoping for a break from either channel 2, 4, or 5. They all spout off a few lines about the museum break in, but upon spotting Cupid their focus seems to shift. As each hero arrives, the reporters either make comments about them or relay general knowledge about them. General stuff that anyone would know, but a way to hopefully get the viewers invested and drive up ratings. Above, the dark clouds emit a low rumble that can only mean a storm is approaching.

    The officer in charge of the situation is a man in his late 30's, with a rough but short beard and fairly short hair that appears to have a bit of natural curl. Streaks of grey cross his hair, showing signs of either stress or age, and a pair of thick glasses doesn't help the image. He quickly becomes aware of the heroes' arrival, passing the bullhorn off to another officer and giving a series of quick orders no one can hear save the men he is speaking to. He approaches the group and gives a heavy sigh while rubbing his back a bit.

    "Heroes. Thank the lord you're here, I was almost afraid we'd be forced to go in ourselves. We've got sort of an odd situation here that I'd rather not risk my officers on. Oh, but where are my manners, I'm Lieutenant Gerhard of the Aeon PD," he says trying to be as welcoming as possible and extending a hand to anyone who will take it. "As you can plainly see, somebody broke into the museum about fifteen minutes ago. They weren't even trying to be subtle about it either, started tripping motion detectors across the building and hitting the silent alarms on more than a dozen cases. We know it's more than one person inside since the alarms were being tripped throughout the building almost at the same time. We don't have estimates on numbers unfortunately. No camera footage yet, but we're working on it," he says gesturing to the truck.

    "We've made repeated attempts to contact whoever is inside but so far we've had no luck. I'm guessing they realized their plan went south and now they're trying to figure out whether to comply or escape. Thankfully we've got both alleyways blocked so they'll be caught if they leave that way. Now here's where it gets a little weird and I stop wanting to be in charge of this," he says taking a deep breath. "We were first alerted about the break-in by the motion detectors inside the building," Gerhard says emphasizing the word inside. "Not a single window or door alarm anywhere outside the building was triggered. We thought they might just have gotten sloppy inside, but we checked and every single one looks untouched. Not a window is open and not a door unlocked. To make matters worse a couple of locals report seeing a flash of purple lightning hit the building around the same time alarms started going off. Could be nothing, but I'm willing to bet it's related in some way."
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    No challenges. Good. The Feral likes packmates who know who's Alpha. "Enemies inside. Prey. Hunt." It inhales deeply, trying to capture every scent possible, to learn more about what's inside as it begins to prowl toward the building.

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    Cupid almost groans aloud. Supers? Really? Purple lighting and no alarms being tripped couldn't be a coincidence. So much for it being petty art criminals that he could handle in a heartbeat.

    Anybody here got telepathy or something that would let them see inside? I could try to scout the place out, but frankly I'd rather know what we're dealing with going in.
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    Inhaling every possible scent from the area, Feral is able to determine a wide variety of people who have been in the area in the past week. A pregnant mother escorting a couple of young children into the museum, a drug addict who proceeded to the bathroom inside to get his fix, a young couple who smelled of car leather from a long drive who stopped for directions, and countless others. However, the newest odors in the area are of a handful of people smelling of burns, unwashed clothing, sweat, and some strange otherworldly odor Feral has never detected before this and is unable to place. The scent appears to originate from one of the upper floors and then spreads through the rest of the building. However, Feral is unable to detect anyone actually inside, just their lingering scents, although this could simply be due to distance from the building.
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    "Alpha Nine, I need info, now, anything you can pull." he says into thin air.

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    My base has Communications, Computers and it's intelligent. Can it hack the thing and take the footage? If it gets the footage can it compare the faces to a database?


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    Name's Cupid. Archer of Love. he says, throwing in a wink. I'm going to ask Mr. Police Chief what's going on and when we can leave. Feel free to accompany me." he says, not specifying whether it be with the police chief or the after.
    "Sounds like a fine plan." Marie takes Cupid's offered hand with a smile, likewise not mentioning what part of the plan appealed to her.

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    Anybody here got telepathy or something that would let them see inside? I could try to scout the place out, but frankly I'd rather know what we're dealing with going in.
    "Telepathy? Not quite, but I could take a look inside, if you all and the boys in blue don't mind standing guard for a moment. That's the thing about astral projection. When the spirit travels, there's nobody home to look after your body."

    With that said, Madame Mischief sits cross-legged on the hood of a police cruiser and takes a few deep, calming breaths. Suddenly, she goes rigid and catatonic, her eyes turning an unnaturally bright white.

    Marie's spirit, on the other had, floats through the currents of the astral plane, peering down a short distance away in the material world, into the museum.

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    Madame Mischief has Remote Sensing for visual/auditory/mental. Having never played a character with this power before, I'm guessing it would be a perception check to actually notice anything with it? And since it's like looking around normally and I don't want to make everyone wait while she checks room by room, I'll just start with the lobby.

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    After standing silent for some time he then says, Sorry, I've got nothing, I don't mind it's worth a shot

    As Marie projects herself Keith retrieves what looks like a old flip phone and taps a few buttons. As he extends it to his side it announces, CONNECT. A circular portal appears and he retrieves a bulky gun from it with a slot for what appears to be the phone. Placing the phone in the slot he raises the gun, ready for combat.
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    Her spirit enters into the lobby, finding it completely empty and apparently untouched in the extremely dim light. It's a wide room with open arches leading into the various wings of the building. Benches and potted plants decorate the area, with a "authorized personnel only" door sitting close to the entrance. Stairs at the back lead up to the second floor, which in turn are followed by stairs up to the third. From the ground floor you can see the barest piece of each floor above, all the way up to a massive clear glass arch that makes up part of the roof. The circular receptionist desk in front of the doors doesn't appear to be touched as papers from the work day still sit fairly organized on the desk. Models of pterosaurs, rockets, and a large paintbrush hang on wires from the ceiling, moving a little as air conditioning blows them back and forth. The building is separated into a couple of sections per level, as over the arch to the east wing you see a sign that reads "the Art of Aeon". The west wing has a similar sign reading "American History". Hanging signs point up the stairs, leading visitors to the Ancient History, Technology, Superhero, and Military exhibits.

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    Upon closer inspection of the floor, you notice tiny shards of glass all over the floor, possibly the result of someone smashing the glass display cases throughout the building.

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    Taking a pause to look around, you realize you can hear wind coming from somewhere around you, and looking up you notice that the glass ceiling has a very large but relatively unnoticeable hole in it, as if it partly shattered when something hit it hard enough.


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    Unfortunately the security keeping the footage under lock and key proves to be rather advanced as Alpha Nine is unable to crack the encryption.
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    "Prey. There." It gestures toward the upper levels of the museum. "Strange. Burned" The Feral's lips curl as it analyzes the smells. "There? Not there?" It shakes its head. "Get closer. Smell better." And saying this, it prowls up to the museum walls and begins scaling the side, its claws biting deep into the concrete and stone, nose working all the while.
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    Hoping to get some more info by sniffing again from up close.

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    The Phantom listened intently as the police chief explained the situation. No external evidence of entry, probable purple lightning teleportation, and complete ineptitude with regard to technological alarms once inside... And the clouds were now starting to rumble. Things were really piling up on the "Steal Mystic Artifact" side. The Phantom spoke (to those who would listen). "Considering their route of entry basically sounds like teleportation, it would be fair to say that their route of exit would likely follow the same. If that is the case, then their complete disregard for the alarms makes sense, since they can exit without having to go through the cops surrounding the place. A smash and grab with an assured getaway, if you will."

    "It does seem odd that they are tripping so many alarms at once however, since I cannot imagine that many articles being valuable. The first possibility is that the plan us to wipe the museum clean and teleport out with everything regardless of value. But if you have teleportation powers with that kind of carrying capacity, there are far more lucrative targets like the jewelry store. Rather, it seems probable to me that they are searching for something specific, but they don't know yet what it looks like. And considering this is a museum full of old stuff, rather than valuable jewelry, money is not their primary concern. It is then likely, that they are searching for one of those ancient mystical artifacts of power." He says as he looks towards the scrying Madam Mischief.

    "In situations like these, the best solution is usually to storm the place as quickly as possible to interrupt their search, before they find their artifact and teleport out!"
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    I'm down for that Robocop, Cupid quips quickly, quickly cracking his neck. Let's let out magician friend finish up and see if she can- ah, damn it, Cupid says, watching the big mutt leap onto the building. Seems like he's already going. Should we just let him go? Doesn't seem like much of a team player, and frankly, he smells like wet dog.
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    I can get us in without smashing anything though my teleporter isn't tactical it'll get us in and out and that's it.
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    "If y'all want to go head inside I'll get on the line and clear up any problems with you heading in," the Lieutenant says glancing at Madam Mischief, clearly a bit confused and intrigued at the magic he's witnessing. The Lieutenant shakes the thoughts out of his head and keeps an eye on Feral as he scales the walls. "I'll keep the police line waiting if anyone heads out of the building and try to get AEGIS on the line. If there are supers in there, we'll want someone capable of handling them once you take them into custody," Gerhard says, taking out a phone to make the necessary calls as he leaves the group to discuss their moves.

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    Moving up the building's walls, Feral continues to search for scents. He continues to find completely random scents from a construction worker whose sweat lingered on one of the building's supports to the perfume a receptionist sprayed before she left work. The unknown scent grows stronger the closer he gets to the third floor, and it almost appears to disappear and reappear at random intervals. Feral is still unable to detect any fresh scents, although he certainly is able to find the lingering scents that criss-cross the building.
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    The Phantom ponders for a moment. "That said, I wonder if there is a head-mage in there who is their teleport vehicle. Finding and taking him out should prevent the rest from escaping." He turns to the police chief and gestures at the police van. "Mind if I take a crack at the security footage?"

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    Disappointed, the Feral drops from the building and lopes back to the pack. "Prey not there," it says, frustrated. "Scent old. Strange. There, not there, there."

    It sends a warning look toward the bird-person. He doesn't smell properly submissive. Not good. The pack can't have two alphas. The Feral stands a bit taller, stares the bird-person in the eye. Body language, for those who understand it, meaning I am in charge.

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    Madame Mischief snaps out of her trance with a gasp. "Gah! Ah, hello again. Always an interesting trip! So, I didn't see anyone, but there were slivers of broken glass all over the floor in the lobby, probably from whoever's inside smashing display cases. Got an idea of the layout, at least. There's a staff-only door near the main entrance, not sure what's back there. Place is divided into two sections per floor. American history and the art gallery on the ground floor, ancient history and technology on the second, military and superheroes on the third. I'm ashamed to admit I've never been here, but the second and third floors sure sound like they might have bits and bobs we don't want the evil crowd getting ahold of."

    Marie nods at Keith's offer. "It's a bit uncomfortable, but I suppose I could bring a couple people along for the ride as well."

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    Cupid looks at the taller mutt, not particularly impressed. It was standing up more? What the hell was that supposed to do? He decides to just ignore it for now; if they got in a fight, it'd be useful. That's about it. It could glare at him all he wanted; that wasn't the kind of hero the news cared about. Too big, too ugly, too unhuman. He didn't need to be buddies with a hero like that.

    I'd be happy to accompany the lovely lady, he says, stepping closer to Madam Mischief. I trust a magic a hell of a lot more than things people build, and the company would seem to be better.
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    "Go for it!" Lieutenant Gerhard shouts back to Phantom, returning to the conversation he's having on the phone.

    (This goes for anyone watching the security footage)
    Entering the van, which is a bit cumbersome to do what with the battlesuit, Phantom begins cracking the security footage and within a few minutes a week's worth of footage is at his fingertips. Scrolling quickly into the most recent footage shows the flash of violet light on several of the cameras as well as glass falling into the main lobby, although the cameras don't seem to catch where the light hits as it lights up almost all of them. A violet glow fills the corners of several of them as seven figures wearing dark hoodies, sweatshirts, jackets, and jeans all begin running from the light and spreading through the museum, shattering glass cases with metal bats and taking the contents of the cases and dumping them into duffel bags. They appear to be hitting the place at random, spreading through the exhibits on the first two floors. For seven people, they work extremely quickly, and within five minutes they all return to the violet glow and disappear from all the cameras, the light reseeding as they do.

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    Close inspection of the seven figures shows that six are men and one is a woman, although they all keep their faces off the cameras. Only one is wearing a sweatshirt with any kinds of markings, this one being a glimpse of the words "Big Al's". They actually appear to be targeting certain types of displays, taking as many large items made of metal as possible, irregardless of value. Only a few non-metal objects are taken, namely two tablets from the Ancient History section and a series of scrolls from the Superhero section.
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    Retrieving the 'phone' from his gun, he flips it Open tapping a code in it.

    CONNECT the device announced as another portal opened. Reaching into it he retrieves a circular tray with six bulky looking watches on it of varying colours.

    pick one Keith says as the portal closes.

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    What's this little toy going to do? Cupid says, taking the pink one.
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    The Feral turns at the bird-man's words and glares at him. "Stop talking." He says. Then he looks doubtfully at the little colored things. He turns to the yellow man. "What this do?"

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