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    Atop the Residential Arcology, a pair of German engineers, Hans Keisel and Emma Gruemann enjoy the brisk night air above Society Hill. The young couple held hands watching the Pacific in the distance and talked. They talked about their work, their friends, families, and associates. They also talked of dreams; one key dream being marriage. A future with their own family. While only acquainted a few months, Emma and Hans had fallen madly in love, relishing every moment they can spend together. Especially moments alone. Moments like this on a rooftop with only the Moon watching them. They crept closer for a kiss, a kiss th-
    WHUPWHUPWHUPWHUPWHUPZOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

    Two black Denel Rooivalk attack-helicopters slashed across the Arcology rooftop less than twenty feet off the deck! Emma dropped in a heap, as Hans fell forward and rolled a few yards, both having literally had the air knocked out of them! Hans, laying semi-prone, caught a quick glimpse of the airships and shook his fist at them wildly!

    "LUNATICS! Wastun tun Sie?!?!"

    Emma, laying completely prone, put a hand to her chest checking for a heartbeat, then burped.

    The helos dove down through "Silver Hill's" sprawling architecture, bobbing and weaving like giant raptors stalking prey! Streaking across the district at over one hundred miles per hour, they reached Brass Castle Estates and swept due east over Century Park. The speeding crafts' formation was suicidally-flawless, with the trail ship maintaining a distance of less than fifty feet from the lead. Inside the red-light-lit cabins, the crews' shocking appearance explained everything.

    Two, five-"Jane" teams of hyper-sentient, Special Operations Capable Troglodytes gorilla prepped themselves for their op! The ape-pilots exchanged comm over the unit's headsets,

    "ETA in TWO."

    "Copy. AGL two-hundred, one hundred-fifty IAS. We're five by five."

    "Skin Yeager? It couldn't fly Bubbles' Blanket!"

    Ape-grunts and chortles filled the cabin of Bird Two, as Omega Team re-checked their gear, while watching the city lights blur by through the open hatch. Except Julius. He was waist-deep in his new book, which resembles a thick pamphlet in his huge ape paws. Mars looked and couldn't resist,

    "What skin hack you reading now, Julius?"

    "Skin Patterson's newest, 'Zoo'. I'm in awe here."

    "Patterskin? The hackmaster itself? Does it even write its own novels anymore?"

    "Nah. It's turned to farming, of course. But this! This is epic prophesy! It's as though the Great Zaius is speaking through this skin!"

    "Yeah, right, and Justin Bieber is a Jane."

    "Isn't it female? I heard-"

    Caiphas cut-in,

    "We clean on this one? I'd prefer avoiding another Karachi.""

    "Intel says we're covered; the Skinturions are off in space, the Skinkyries are busy with that Labyrinth thing. Um, the Skin Brigade and Skinnrunners should be off our grid for at least 15-30. And, well, Skinkade wont be bothering us."

    Deep ape-chuckles again fill the cabin as the crew lurches with a sudden shift upward. Julius, without looking away from his book, wasn't fully convinced,

    "What about the others?"

    "Quake? He's the most noble among them, without question. If he shows, we should present the Truth to him. Try and break his skin-brainwashed state. He's a blasted RHINO! We could use that kind of capability, no?"

    "CHIMERA? The stragglers? They couldn't stop us with a headstart. Neuroskin? SkinTheSIS? The shield-bearer--- Justice something? Pssshhaw!"

    OOOOoooOOOOO! Dibs on that shield! It has dinner tray written all over it."

    The crew erupts in more gorilla laughter and near-irreverent discussion, until a gruff gorilla voice comes over the headsets,

    "Hey, I got one! Knock Knock?"

    Almost in unison, nine apes reply,

    "Who's there?"

    "Miley Cyrus."

    "Miley Cyrus whooOOO?"

    "STOP [email protected]#!!# AROUND AND GET HOT! OOOOO-OOOO-AAARRRRHHHH!!"

    Voices are replaced by the metallic 'click-clack' sounds of ammunition and heavy guns being snapped into position, as the twin night-birds chop the air headed Northeast high above Midtown---

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    SiNtHeSIS

    'I really should be sleeping right now, weekend, or no weekend.'

    For the third time this evening, the thought crossed his mind. Ever since three weeks ago, his general approach to life had changed drastically, and for good reason. He had heard of course that medical experiments were not without side effects, he knew this from his own studies, but the extent of the ones resulting from the tests he had been involved him had been quite significant.

    'Heh, understatement of the year.'

    Being suddenly able to heal from virtually everything and not needing to eat would have been incredible enough, until he himself had started experimenting. It is truly fascinating what the human body can produce when you have full control over it and its structure.
    The first time he had come across a mugger he hadn't struck a much imposing figure, though that didn't change the fact that said mugger was on the ground seconds later deep within dreams.
    As much as he wanted to deny it, playing the hero was just too fulfilling to give up. Granted he still looked a bit ridiculous, clad all in green with compound markers all over him, but it was practical and most importantly easy to hide. Well, except the pants, those always looked a bit weird considering he had to wear another layer of breakaway pants over them, but the top was easily concealed with a jacket and the balaclava securely tucked away inside said jacket.

    Now if only something would happen so that he had a better justification to not be inside learning at this time of the week. After the recent bomb threats, he had hoped something were to come of randomly walking through Retropolis, but so far nothing had.
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    "Wasneuski gets boarded and goes down, but he's right back up and he's coming up swinging! He did not like that one bit! Herrmann's dropped his gloves and he's gonna give as good as he gets!"

    Neurostone smiled at the tinny voice coming from his walkie talkie, perched on the concrete lip of the parking garage roof next to him. He sat on the edge of the barrier, eating a hot dog purchased from one of the last food carts still trying to make a buck. The Highlander's best defenseman had been playing well, and the Whaler's goon had come out to drop the gloves with him. Herrmann would soon regret provoking Wasneuski. The Jessup Stadium was within view, but the lights were dark, and the garage was empty. The game was over hours ago, but the local radio station was replaying the game's broadcast. Not many listeners this late on a Saturday night, anyway.

    Normally, he would be patrolling down by Casino Row, or some other lively night life area. Inebriated revelers made for vulnerable targets to the Station's legion of muggers and purse snatchers. Xenophon was usually pretty safe, even on game nights. Usually. He had already stopped one brazen individual from trying his luck with a drunken hockey fan before the would-be victim ever noticed the altercation. It was dead by the stadium now; any fans still in the neighborhood were ensconced in the local bars. Now it was a different building that held his gaze as he finished his midnight snack; Korashi Tower.

    Something was supposed to go down tonight, according to the tip he had gotten from a color punk he had busted last night, trying to break into cars. A telepathic scan showed the punk wasn't lying; no deeper probe needed, as the scum's mind was as shallow as a wading pool. He had put the fear into him, and told him to find another hobby. No way he'd get a cop to come down to the Flats to arrest someone on a Legionaire's testimony of attempted burglary. He had the man's face, and had been inside his head. He might prove a useful informant later...

    He turned his head suddenly, hearing a noise above the sounds of the city and the radio beside him. He leaned over and switched it off to hear better. He stood, and then nodded to himself.

    "Choppers. Military ones. Looks like that tip panned out. Why couldn't they have just driven like normal crooks?"

    He brushed his hands free of crumbs and put his sap gloves back on, readjusted his cowl, and picked the radio up and put it back in it's customary pouch, plugging the throat mic and earpiece cord back in. He climbed up on the edge of the garage roof, and looked down at the street six floors below, then hurriedly shook his head and looked up.

    "You can do this, you've even practiced it while shiny. It's like moving anything; reach out and lift with your will instead of your arm. Just don't let go, or you'll splatter yourself. Flying while shiny burns too much power. Even though it's safer....now stop talking to yourself and jump, you wuss. You qualified for parachute training without superpowers!"

    With that, he closed his eyes and hopped off the edge, but did not fall, but hung suspended over empty air. He opened his eyes slowly, confirmed he wasn't falling, and smiled.

    "Right. It's only a couple blocks...but they're going for the roof, of course. Because choppers. Damn it. Other capes make it look effortless..."

    Neurostone began to fly higher, gaining speed and altitude as he did so, in the direction of Korashi Tower, hoping the crooks in the choppers would waste some time in the air, or he would only catch them after they were already done with whatever they were going there for. The prospect of fighting attack choppers in the air with his limited TK flight did not excite him. A fall from a skyscraper, even while shiny, would probably shatter him...
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    The phone was ringing. Didn't they understand this was sleep time? What red-blooded American wasn't getting his 8 hours of sleep? Well apparently, Marshall was not. He yawned as he answered the phone, but the impassioned words broke him out of his stupor. An attack, choppers, it was time for Major Justice to see action. Quickly, he switched to his costume, leaped out the window, and headed towards the action.

    (Society Hill looks to be a good place for the Major to reside)
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    QUAKE

    The creature known as Quake knew this city. He knew it with an outsider's perspective. He knew it with a lover's rose-tinted hue. He knew it from the lofty peaks to the filth-strewn gutters. The hours upon hours he had spent watching it had given him a sense of its rhythms. Its currents and tides. It was like some giant creature: the people flowed through the arterial streets, beating its mysterious urban heart and making it live and breathe.

    He knew this city. But he found the people that lived there far more difficult to understand. He had been awake, alive, a thinking creature for 6 years by their reckoning, and he had learned much. But the people of the city, they wrapped themselves in such layers. What they said was seldom what they meant. They had no idea what they wanted and the few that did never enjoyed it when they got it. They spent all their time wanting to 'be happy' but not a one of them knew happiness when it found them.

    His animal heart yearned to be one of them and yet he sometimes struggled not to feel contemptuous. They were complicated, but they were also wondrous. Capable of such savagery and such nobility all at once. Perhaps they just needed an example, a shining beacon on a hilltop to show them the things they could do if only they were not afraid to care.

    They needed a hero. Like Major Justice. Like Neurostone. Like that other one with the really hard name to spell. Synthe? That one. And maybe, just maybe, he was strong and unafraid, maybe, like Quake.

    Quake would stand true, would stand up, would be the best human he could be so that maybe, just maybe, one of the teeming endless millions might look up and see what he has done and think that, maybe, just maybe, if a monster can be a hero, maybe they can too.

    Quake knew this city. Knew it like a carpenter knows its trade. Like a clergyman knows his God. Like a cop knows his beat. Like a guru knew his own breath.

    And something in the city was wrong. Very wrong. He could smell it on the wind. Feel it in the shifting air. Feel it in the soles of his mighty feet.

    Something was wrong.

    And although Quake knew what it was to be a hero in the abstract, humans confused him and he frequently stumbled in the execution. And so, scenting such wrongness in the air of his city tonight, he went looking for the one man he trusted to tell him what being a hero right this very minute meant.

    And so, leaping from rooftop to rooftop, he made his way across town to Society Hill, where he could find Major Justice.

    It took only moments until he saw his friend leaping from his window. And so Quake made a mighty leap and landed (surprisingly lightly) on the ground right in front of him.

    "Do you feel it?" he said, barely whispering, and yet his voice rumbled in the air like an engine, "Can you feel it? There is a wrongness tonight."
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    Major Justice

    "Indeed. They say it's bad. I couldn't get specifics, but they wanted me to investigate quickly. Come along. We have work to do."

    Leaping from roof to roof, Major Justice led Quake towards the chaos. He decided to make sure that they were not heading into a trap

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    "I've got a bad feeling about this, let's proceed with caution." as he and Quake looked around.
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    Febrary 1, 2014
    2358 hrs.
    41 degrees


    Everyone:

    The speeding helicopters rocket over Retropolis, catching SiNtHeSIS' attention immediately. Helicopters were common to the city, but two military-style ships seemed odd, especially since they were jet-black with no outer markings. At least one hundred yards behind the helos, SiNtHeSIS spotted Neurostone, trailing the speeding war-birds!

    Leaping at a rapid pace from Society Hill, Major Justice and Quake also see the airships. Luckily, it's late and air-traffic is light, so keeping sight of the Rooivalks isn't too hard, despite their speed. The helicopters have an altitude around three hundred feet and are holding a trajectory due Northeast.

    Towards Xenophon. Where Korashi Technics' headquarters loomed on the sub-division's western border. The pilots and crew have not done anything to suggest they've seen Neurostone (yet).

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    2. SiNtHeSIS can attempt to get Neurostone's attention simultaneously, if you want (gives Neurostone a +2 bonus to his Perception roll and the helicopters are moving too fast to notice the activity)
    3. Major Justice & Quake can't miss SiNtHeSiS walking below, as well as seeing Neurostone in hot-pursuit of the aircraft. I'd say all of you are roughly a block or two apart at this point. SiNtHeSIS has not seen Quake or MJ yet.
    4. None of you heard the ape-conversation (it was a Cut-scene), but Neurostone has indeed seen the simian crew.
    5. I think the helicopters are too fast for the team, but maybe not.
    6. To identify the apes, a successful I.Q. roll vs. 1d20 is needed, except for Quake, who knows who they are on-sight;

    They call themselves "Janes" or "Wildlife". Depends on which ape you ask on what day. They are the product of a Genesys experiment gone haywire (imagine that). The apes were given enhanced I.Q. and trained to perform elite combat operations in the most dangerous situations. "To spare human lives" it was stated. Of course, the apes had other plans, rebelling against their handlers at their South-African facility, burned the compound down, and began conducting "Gorilla Warfare" against African military installations. They built an impressive arsenal of weapons in the process, then fled the country. Over the last two years, they've conducted over a hundred precision operations against various military, scientific, and political sites around the world.

    They're good. How good? Even Sector-10 (the U.S. super-secret anti-superhuman/alien organization) is scared of them. And the apes never, ever leave a Jane behind. Initially, there were only eight of these super-apes, but somehow their ranks have expanded (the largest reported unit was forty).

    They are philosophical, making arguments for the extermination, or at least, "reconditioning" of humanity. Think of everything Dr. Zaius ("Planet of the Apes") said about mankind, and that's Wildlife's position. They even call humans, "Skins", and refer to them as "it", rather than "he or she". It's not that they hate humans, they just think Mankind as a species is insane and dangerous and better kept on leashes. They see themselves as "Ecological Revolutionaries", rather than the terrorist force they truly are.

    They conduct operations just like elite military; surveillance, strategy, quick-strikes, and quick exits. Surprisingly, they rarely kill anyone, especially on purpose. But they do enjoy taking hostages. Wildlife also shares a kinship with other mutant animals, as well as all animal life on the planet. Except Skins.

    Oh yeah. The Jane Goodall-fetish. They adore Jane Goodall and any scientist or celebrity or politician who says animals shouldn't be in cages. But, Jane is high on the list, holding near goddess-like status, similar to their image of Dr. Zaius. If you insult Goodall or Dr. Z's holy names, it gets ugly.

    Sorry for the long post. The Janes can be in Century Station for any number of reasons, but it's probably weapons or aircraft (or maybe something else).

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    'Choppers, here and now? ... Wait, who's that flying guy. Looks like Neurostone from the info I read on the forums. This could get interesting.'

    Quickly calculating the likely destination for the flyers, Steven starts running through the alleys towards Xenophon.

    'Flight would be cool just about now. Can't have everything I guess.'
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    "I've got a bad feeling about this, let's proceed with caution." as he and Quake looked around.
    Quake nodded a deep, thoughtful nod. He was very proud of that nod. He'd spent hours practicing it until it was just right. Humans had a lot of difference kinds of nods and it payed to be prepared.

    And then the helicopters roared by overhead and he sees the other hero going by below. "I am thinking the time for caution is done. And look! There's Syn-Ciss. Or Sthinsyss. Or whatever is his name. Shall we follow?"

    And he leans down slightly and extends his arm, implicitly inviting his friend to climb on so they can leap after the aircraft.

    "That one can come too, if he wishes." he said, referring to the guy with the unpronounceable name.
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    Major Justice surveyed the situation. "Yes, it's our duty to help protect the city and its inhabitants. SiNtHeSIS may assist as well if he likes. We need to make sure no one is in danger." With those words, Major Justice moved closer and held his shield high. "For peace, justice, and the American Way."
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    Bounding across rooftops and dashing through half-empty streets, Quake, Major Justice, and SiNtHeSIS pursue the black helicopters headed northward. Trailing the speedy ships through the chilly night air was Neurostone, determined to corral his targets. The sight of a late-night train clicking across tracks a hundred feet over the lamp-lit city streets barely caught the heroes' attention as their eyes were fixed on the helos. Pedestrains wandering about could only wonder why a man was running crazily by them at this hour. Was he in trouble? They looked around and found the usual night-sights; taxicabs, buses, street lights, stray animals, ect.

    And transients. Unlike Society Hill, Xenophon had its share of homeless semi-residents. They paced the district days and nights, some lost in a daze, others looking for food and shelter. With tonight's gripping cold, shelter beyond a street corner was crucial. City officials were working on plans for a new facility to house the homeless, probably in Diego Verde, but it seemed the plan couldn't come soon enough.

    SiNtHeSIS, Major Justice, and Quake, being at or closer to street-level, had just crossed into Xenophon's Western border and easily spotted the towering headquarters of Korashi Technics. The corporation was one of the world's leading technology-exporters and their thirty-four-story, state-of-the-art tower reflected just that. The immense building, shrouded in sleek shadow and lined with lights, stayed in the heroes' vision as the helicopters closed.

    Then, the airships parted, flowing around Korashi, met on the east face and zoomed on northward! Were they---? As the heroes prepared for their next move just a block from the tower, Major Justice, caught a good glimpse of the street below. There had to be ten to twenty people lumbering around the sidewalks adjascent Korashi. Most of them looked homeless, shrouded in blankets, garbage bags-turned-coats, and heavy jackets. They pushed loaded shopping-carts and carried backpacks or garbage bags overflowing with whatever Mammon they'd gathered.

    But, there were so many of them. Concentrated here. Near Korashi---

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    Neurostone banked and slowed as he saw the choppers split and move past the Korashi building.

    "Where are they going? Don't tell me the tip was wrong; I don't have the juice to chase them all over the city."

    He shakes his head, and angles himself upward and surges forward in the air, heading for the roof of the building, hoping to observe the choppers and see what it is they're up to, if they are not attacking the Korashi building.

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    QUAKE

    Quake didn't notice very much of anything aside from the people on the street. He'd learned that humans very much hated being homeless. And other humans tended to hate homeless humans.

    So maybe it was their duty to protect and defend them?

    He paused in his mighty leaping.

    "Friends, what are we to do? Shall we help those people?"
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    Major Justice

    "That's an ambush waiting to happen, Quake. They're just ready to ambush us."

    Major Justice did a quick survey to see if anyone looks like a leader, and then he moved as quietly as he could towards the action

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    Sinthesis, Major Justice & Quake:

    As you tense in response to the menacing 'transients', there's a rush of activity; blankets, jackets, garbage bags and newspapers are cast aside as armored troopers rush towards Sinthesis! They whip hi-tech assault rifles from shopping carts and bags, taking aim at the hero! Sinthesis finds himself at the center of an array of bright-green laser lights, little green dots wavering across his head and torso!

    "CHIMERA! Get on your face! Get down! Get down now!!"

    On the rooftop, Quake and Major Justice are enveloped in bright white light, as spotlights click on from across the street! A loud rumble of air hits you as a C-61 Peregrine Tactical helo emerges from behind a nearby building, its bluish spotlight sweeping over you! You hear the sounds of the ship's mounted heavy weapon system locking on you!

    "THIS IS A CENTURY STATION POLICE ACTION! PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HEAD AND GET ON YOUR KNEES! YOU HAVE THREE SECONDS TO COMPLY!"

    CHIMERA troops seem to explode from everywhere! At least a hundred armed and armored meta-cops run from vehicles, buildings, and alleyways! You're completely surrounded!

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    Remember, you're solo heroes/Legionnaires, which is illegal. But, CHIMERA has been lenient with solos in the past. Sometimes. Fight, run, surrender, negotiate?

    Neurostone, we can play out your similar scene IC now.

    I have initiative (so far), so post and I'll adjust for your actions.

    With the sudden bright lights, Major Justice can't make out a commander yet.

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    QUAKE

    Quake swiveled his head from side to side, eyes wide and mouth hanging open. This was all so confusing. There was too much happening at the same time. Too much. He wanted to sit down and process everything, consider it, understand it, know it, and then react with care and precision.

    But everything was a smear of coloured blur and his thoughts disintegrated into worldess fury. And his breath became laboured and his mouth dried up and his mighty hands started to clench in frustration.

    And in the dim recesses of his animal's mind the focus of his rage became that bright searing light from overhead. If there was no light, he could not be seen. And he would be safe.

    The light was the enemy.

    And with a bellow of anger and pain, Quake's legs tensed and he threw himself into the air at the helicopter. He aimed to land on it and tear that light away from it. And maybe the weapons too, if he could reach them.

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    Neurostone finds himself facing the laser rifle barrels of nine CHIMERA troopers stationed on the roof, in the shadow of their own chopper.

    He slowly raises his hands, open and palms out, to show he's unarmed.

    "Relax, guys, we're on the same side here. The Janes are getting away in those choppers right now while you're wasting time with me."

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    The light was the enemy.

    And with a bellow of anger and pain, Quake's legs tensed and he threw himself into the air at the helicopter. He aimed to land on it and tear that light away from it. And maybe the weapons too, if he could reach them.
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    As the enraged juggernaut leaped skyward, the air ignited with flashes of laser-light gunfire! Dozens of blasts struck Quake and Major Justice, but their reflexes, coupled with nigh-indestructible defenses protected them from the lethal onslaught!

    Quake crashed onto the hovering helicopter, causing it to shudder and wobble under the force of the collision! Striking the craft repeatedly, Quake cracked the windshield and mangled the front assembly, but surprisingly, the targeted apparatus remained intact!

    Straining against Quake's awesome mass and ferocity, the pilot panics, sending the helicopter into a deadly tailspin towards a nearby building!

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    Seeing Neurostone rasie his Hands, Steven copies him.
    However, this could end badly for him. Being brought in would definitely blow his identity and that would mean the end of his scholarship.

    He prepares himself to run should things turn sour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Re'ozul
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    Seeing Neurostone rasie his Hands, Steven copies him.
    However, this could end badly for him. Being brought in would definitely blow his identity and that would mean the end of his scholarship.

    He prepares himself to run should things turn sour.
    The officers closed slowly on Sinthesis, never taking their weapon sights off you.

    "I SAID DOWN ON THE GROUND, TOUGH GUY! DOWN!! YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?!?!"

    The officer keyed his helmet-mic, saying something, as the stand-off continued.

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    Neurostone:

    The unit seemed to move closer, probably for an arrest, but another officer stepped from the darkened helo and comes stomping towards you!

    "Make a hole! Unbelievable!"

    The commanding officer---you saw 'Captain' insigna--- had a female voice. A strangely-familiar one, but you couldn't place it. The armored and helmeted commander walked to the ledge and put her hands on her hips while watching Quake trash the helicopter.

    "You want to talk, talk that thing into complying! We didn't do all this so you and your Tomorrow Legion could turn it into a circus! Stop that monster!"

    She keyed her headset mic with a gloved hand and faced you,

    "10-3! All units, 10-23 and await my order."
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    "Quake, stand down. Attacking them isn't going to get anything done and could get a lot of people holes in their bodies that they don't need."

    Major Justice then takes a defensive position but is ready to blast or punch if needed.
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    Neurostone

    Neurostone slowly snapped a sloppy salute to the now familiar officer, then leaned back slightly and looked down to see the chaos unfolding on the street below, frowning as he did so, before turning his head back to the CHIMERA troops on the roof.

    "You're one of the good ones, Captain. I'm not sure what the hell that is, but let's see if I can't get him to stop suplexing your chopper. Be right back!"

    With that, Neurostone leans back and tumbles off the edge of the roof where he was standing. To the CHIMERA troops, he looks as if he just casually committed suicide.

    But as he falls, he turns over and faces the ground rushing up at him, spreading his body expertly like a skydiver, angling himself towards the rapidly approaching street below, face first. The wind rushes past in a roar, and his hands are in white knuckled fists.

    As the ground comes to less than a 100 ft distant, he shouts "NOW!" and pushes off his with telekinesis, breaking his terminal descent at the last moment, and transforming as he does. He crashes into the street, leaving a pothole 5 ft in diameter around his kneeling form, one arm resting in a fist before him, the other outspread, his head bowed.

    The man who fell from the roof barely resembles the entity that slowly rises from it's crouch. The clothes remain the same; black combat boots and pants, with yellow laces and piping, and a sleeveless yellow shirt and cowl, with black combat webbing over it and black gloves. But the exposed flesh of his arms and face is gone, replaced with solid golden crystal, seemingly of amber colored glass, impossibly smooth. It is also eerily transparent, making his bones and vasculature slightly visible. The color matches the stone set into the forehead and top of his costume. His crystal eyes look like impossibly faceted gems and glow with an inner light.

    "Alright. Game time."

    He stands up and takes a stance like Atlas shouldering the world, and reaches out with his mind, seizing hold of the massive rhino man clinging to the chopper as well as the aircraft, pulling with all his mental might to separate the two, and stabilize the chopper in flight.

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    QUAKE

    Quake felt the helicopter tip and tilt under his feet and readied himself for the crash (he was also planning to help the crash along by leaning into it as hard as he could).

    But he heard, vaguely, in the wind, Major Justice's suggestion that he stand down. He wasn't sure that he agreed with his friend's conclusion. After all, attacking them would get many things done.

    But apparently those things were not the things that needed to be done.

    Taking several deep breaths to calm himself down, he prepared to leap from the spinning helicopter.

    When the crystal man floated up into view and he was suddenly taken by some kind of invisible force.

    He clenched his jaw and quieted. He didn't feel threatened. Yet.
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    Everyone:

    As Neurostone lowers Quake and the helicopter to the ground, the small army of CHIMERA troopers relax their weapons, keeping them ready but no longer pointed at the Legionnaires.

    You notice six officers riding prototype-7 Avtran airbikes with their wide-angle Low Incandescence Projection System. A couple of units in Juggerman armor appear a block away, directing traffic away from Korashi. Several 12-man units jog in formation towards the area in front of Korashi as many others patrol the surrounding block, some with K-9 units.

    This is a big operation!

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    SiNtHeSIS

    Feeling a mite embarassed for completely freezing in front of the actual legal forces, Steven lowers his arms slowly so as to not appear threatening, then adresses the troopers closest to him.

    "Ummm, sorry about being here? I saw some suspicious looking helicopters a few minutes ago. Based on their speed and direction I had calculated they were going for something in this area. Then they suddenly veer off and you guys appear. Did I just blunder into your operation, in which case I'm truly sorry."
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    Neurostone

    Neurostone lowers the enormous mutant rhino to the street gently, and once the chopper is level and under it's own power again, he releases it, allowing it to fly under it's own power again. With the release of his telekinetic charges, he visibly sags, his exhaustion evident even with his inhuman physique. He shakes himself and looks around at the milling CHIMERA troopers and the...superheroes?

    He notices the young man an electric green outfit, and the shield bearing man in combat fatigues, but cannot place them. He regards them while keeping one eye on the mutant rhino.

    He approaches the enormous man-beast and raises his hands in peace.

    "Hi there...I think maybe you just got off on the wrong foot with the super-troopers here. You're not with Wildlife, are you? The gorillas with the guerilla training?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Re'ozul
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    "Ummm, sorry about being here? I saw some suspicious looking helicopters a few minutes ago. Based on their speed and direction I had calculated they were going for something in this area. Then they suddenly veer off and you guys appear. Did I just blunder into your operation, in which cause I'm truly sorry."
    One of the troopers reponds,

    We have the entire block and surrounding area under surveillance. Seeing you and the others bolting into the perimeter warranted caution. You're lucky you didn't get blow away! We were tracking those helos as well. You got a name? Not sure I've seen you around before."

    Major Justice:

    A few of the troopers seem to linger around you, curiously. One lifts his helmet-visor and addresses you,

    "Aren't you that Major Justice guy?"

    The other troopers watch you closely, lifting ot taking off their headgear.

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    "I've only been around for 3 weeks and even then only sporadically. The Name is 'Synthesis' for ease of understanding. It's written a bit peculiar or well, would be if there was need to write it down."

    These guys seemed reasonable, now that the primary tenseness was gone.
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    Noting the solider. "That would be me." Having dealt with Sector before, Major Justice wasn't really bothered by this. He figured he would answer any question they had, but he still wanted to know what was going on and why there were explosions. Perhaps Lana would have an idea.
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