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  1. As a request, could someone please figure out a way of making a twin/single bed?
  2. THE EBON FOX STRIKES AGAIN Collection of Ancient Magical Relics Stolen By Jeffrey Paxton The Paragon Times PARAGON CITY - The vault was 80 feet below ground, with 10-inch-thick steel surrounding it in all directions, and several layers of magical and technological protection including a laser grid, a pressure-sensitive floor, a barrier spell, and more. The 30-plus full-time guards seemed almost an afterthought. And yet, last night, that vault was robbed. At roughly 8:00 PM EST, the PPD were alerted to the theft by Samuel Cratt, a billionaire and collector of magical relics. The vault, which was on Cratt's private property in Founders' Falls, had been opened for regular inspection, but in place of an entire row of relics Cratt instead found a single ebony figure in the shape of a fox--the calling card of the notorious thief known as the Ebon Fox. The Ebon Fox is one of the most wanted thieves in the world, and is sought after by authorities from all around the world. According to Interpol, over the course of his nearly twenty-year career this thief has stolen paintings from museums, diamonds from banks, and even a yacht or two. Eyewitness descriptions are nearly nonexistent, and tend to disagree on his appearance. No suspects are known. All the same, authorities assure that the capture of this notorious thief is only a matter of time, though the aid of heroes is both welcomed and encouraged. Interpol in particular has listed a reward of five million for any information about the whereabouts of the Fox, or clues to his identity.
  3. Date: Somewhere around the time of "The Devil to Drive Them" Location: A run-down area just outside of Steel Canyon Character: Bruce Halford (Soundquake) Out of all the gangs in Paragon, the Tsoo were the one Bruce hated the least. Violent magical gangsters and assassins they may be, but if one knew how to approach them they could at least be reasoned with from time to time. That is, if you survived an encounter long enough to talk to them. Thankfully, Bruce had managed to gain the mild respect of a mid-level Tsoo member during his early years of solo work; this provided him with a potential source of info on the underworld that one couldn't get by simply bashing in heads on the streets. As he flew over the neighborhood--a rough tangle of buildings just outside of Steel Canyon to which he had trailed Hellion activity in the area--Bruce felt slight gratitude for that connection, considering the dead-ends he'd been running into all day. Since the Family had stolen the dagger and taken their hostages, Bruce had the gut feeling that the Hellion and Warrior activity that occurred simultaneously had to be connected. Deciding on the Hellions as the first target of his investigations, he'd examined the locations of each major Hellion attack in Steel Canyon, but no pattern emerged. Then he moved on to a slightly more complex strategy; with the aid of "forcibly relinquished" phones of Hellions, he sought to find contacts in common and use his sonic powers to mimic the owners' voices in the hopes that he could get the contacts to inadvertently reveal important information. Once again, there was nothing to indicate any greater plot. And yet his gut feeling wouldn't go away. There had to be a connection; after all, as Sound Master had once told him, "heroes aren't allowed to believe in coincidence". The lessons given to him by the famous hero during his sidekick days had never failed him before, and he didn't intend to forget them now. Not when he was certain he was on to something. Knowing that the Tsoo were rivals of both the Warriors and the Family--two-thirds of this bizarre triangle of gang activity--he decided that they might be able to help determine any connections the Hellions had with them. The catch was that he had to obtain the cell phone of a high-ranking Hellion. Which meant he would likely be fighting a small army of them to get to such an individual. Lovely. Spotting a couple of Hellions around a suspicious-looking building, he decided it was time to make his entrance... --------------- Blayze had been enjoying the company of a few "girlfriends from Hell" when all of it broke loose--figuratively speaking. Out of nowhere, his activities were interrupted by what sounded like an obnoxiously loud bass speaker descending from the sky to the ground outside the front door of the building, shaking his eighth-story window as it passed. Before he could run to said window to see what it was, the telltale sounds of destruction and heavy combat came from the floors below, working their way upwards. A hero had arrived. Growling angrily, he directed his demonic companions to melt the elevator doors shut with hellfire and hole up inside the room, barring the door as best they could in preparation for whatever idiot came up the stairwell. This turned out to be a mistake. "PSYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYCHE!!!!!" The voice--from outside the window--was so loud it not only shattered the windows and flung loose objects across the room, it burst eardrums left and right, his own remaining intact only because he clamped his hands over his ears just in time. Before he could even react, a red-and-white costumed figure began tearing his small number of guards apart with sonic blasts of varying strength. "How? We heard you downstairs!" "You heard what I wanted you to hear," said the figure. "Though your buddies here won't be hearing anything for a while. Too bad you chose to block off the elevators--otherwise you'd be able to get reinforcements right away." Blayze was no pushover, and he was certainly not about to let this hero get the better of him without a fight. Calling upon his own infernal powers, the veteran Hellion began to fight back. "Oh, I don't need help to burn you!" With his lengthy experience in surviving cape encounters and general life among the Damned, it wasn't hard for Blayze to figure this hero out. Soundwave manipulation to trick them into blocking off their escape route and preventing reinforcements, followed by a surprise sonic blast to quickly incapacitate his comrades. His opponent had power and skill, to be sure, but nowhere near enough to risk a head-on confrontation with an entire gang of Hellions and their demons. The costumed freak smirked cockily. "You think your demon crap scares me? Cute. You can't bring half as much hell as the old bastard I learned from. Me, I'm a little nicer--for example, he would have just torn your entire gang apart floor by floor and brought half the building down on your head before digging you out of the rubble." A blast of hellfire was dissipated by a sonic burst that created a wall of air to disperse the flames. The hero countered with carefully-aimed bursts, dodging what he couldn't redirect and gradually wearing his opponent down. But Blayze didn't panic. He didn't have to win outright--he just had to keep the idiot busy until his reinforcements could come up the stairs, and it wouldn't be long before they arrived. In fact, they arrived just as the bastard cornered him, grabbing him by his jacket with one hand and raising the other for a sonic attack; the sudden entrance of a large number of dangerous sons of bitches distracted the hero just long enough for Blayze to cover himself in hellfire, forcing the hero to release him. Before he could begin the counterattack, though, a massive sonic shockwave sent him and his comrades flying backward as the hero shot out of the building via the broken windows, fleeing into the night on waves of sound. -------------------- As he rocketed through the night sky toward the location of his Tsoo contact, Bruce smirked at the cell phone in his hand. He may not have been able to completely dismantle the operation that had been going on there--and his inability to bring down the Hellion commander fast enough to force a surrender was a disappointment as well--he now had a potential lead. He only hoped his contact could deliver on their promise to help him get to the bottom of the mystery...
  4. Sorry for the necro, but I found this just today after one of my SG-mates mentioned having posted it way back when. Now that I look at it, I'm surprised it's got so few comments because it's a genuinely awesome idea.
  5. Is your character looking for a SG, but the recruitment thread doesn't have what you're looking for? Are you uninterested in joining a SG, but want to put your character out there in hopes of setting up RP interactions in-game? Just plain looking for anything that might suit your character RP-wise and want to spread the word? Post your character's info here! The format of your post should be roughly as follows: [Global Handle]: Name: Side: (Redside/Blueside) Alignment: (Hero/Villain/Vigilante/Rogue/NPC) Origin/Archetype: Powers: Character Bio: SG Status: (specify whether character is in SG/Seeking SG/Not Seeking SG/Open to SG) (optional) Focus of desired RP: Preferred First Contact: (Forum PM/In-Game PM/Walk-up/No preference) Feel free to share multiple characters in a single post. -------------------- [Global Handle]: Star Paragon Name: High Impact Side: Blueside Alignment: Hero Origin/Archetype: Mutation Brute Powers: Absorbs kinetic energy from physical impact on contact; can then use it to enhance potency of own physical attacks or increase speed/agility, among other things Bio: Richie Parker grew up in St. Mary's Orphanage, his addict mother having given him up shortly after birth. Somewhat smaller than the other kids, Richie was regularly bullied... until the day his mutation manifested. Shortly after his 12th birthday, a drunk driver ran into him with a car... only for the car to instantly stop the moment it touched the boy, who was entirely unhurt. Frightened by the gathered onlookers, Richie ran... barreling at high speeds straight through a concrete wall, with the wall coming off worse for it. Richie, who had always taken heart in stories of heroes, was thrilled at the prospect of having powers. He thought this would be the end of his bullying and the beginning of a new life, and that perhaps his mutation would get him adopted faster. He turned out to be wrong; the bullies who once picked on him no longer tried to harm him, but continued to jeer and call him a "freak". Prospective parents regularly passed him over, both due to his age (most seeking a child to adopt prefer a very young child) and his mutation (old-fashioned prejudice plus the worry that a "gifted" child would be difficult to handle). As time went by and he saw adult after adult ignore him and give homes to other children, he became more and more frustrated. At the age of 14, Richie's frustration is a genuine struggle, but the dream of being a hero--better yet, being adopted and being a hero--is something he intends to hold onto, until his dream of a family finally comes true. SG Status: Open to SG; if supergroup, prefer not a teen hero group or super school; If no group, prefer having him sidekicked to an adult hero or adopted into a Super family or something along those lines Preferred RP Focus: Being a sidekick/adoption/finding a home or family Preferred First Contact: Forum PM or walk-up -------------------- Name: Bloodprice Side: Redside Alignment: Villain Origin/Archetype: Natural Blaster Powers: Highly trained mercenary/assassin for hire; primary weapon is an illegally customized assault rifle, but also carries a ninja sword for close-combat. Extremely high pain tolerance and will to survive; some cybernetics due to injuries accrued over career; Expert Marksman, skilled in covert assassination, infiltration, and sabotage Bio: Howard Fischer's background is highly classified and known only to a few; what is known is that he was a member of an elite special forces team that tackled some of the biggest threats in the world. One day, the team was sent out, and none came back--every last one, save Fischer, was found dead, each one killed by a single bullet. This turned out to be merely the first in a long streak of kills by Fischer, who rapidly made a name for himself in the criminal underworld as a hired gun with near-imposible accuracy. His utter refusal to die is noteworthy as well; he has been shot, stabbed, blown up, set on fire, fallen off buildings, and much more, only to come back and finish the job against all odds. If he's sent against you, there's little point in running: you're already dead. SG Status: Not Seeking SG Preferred RP Focus: Temporary villain alliance RP, Willing to cross to Blueside to serve as antagonist to Hero SGs Preferred First Contact: No preference
  6. CIRCLE PLOT FOILED, VAULT FULL OF POWERFUL ARTIFACTS RECLAIMED MAGI reported yesterday that they had successfully finished cataloging a massive collection of magical artifacts seized in an impromptu raid conducted by two students of the Paragon Junior Supers Academy on a Circle of Thorns operation. The collection, containing over 500 artifacts, had been stored in a vault that had once belonged to Aufidius, a regular opponent of the legendary hero Stalwart Citadel. Aufidius, notorious for stealing and collecting powerful magical artifacts, died almost 40 years ago, but the location of his collection had remained a mystery until today. Among the artifacts recovered was the infamous Horn of Valketh, which is allegedly capable of inciting violent rages in those unfortunate enough to hear its call when blown. As for the students responsible for uncovering this trove--one of whom recently made headlines as the successor to the famous hero Star Paragon--official response has been a mix of praise and chiding. "I'm of two minds here," spoke Mag. Sgt. Richard Acklen of MAGI. "I knew Stalwart Citadel personally, and I worked with Star Paragon, too. On the one hand, they'd both call these kids idiots for running in without backup, and I'd agree with them. On the other hand, the Circle could've done a lot of damage if they hadn't been stopped, and containing the fallout would've been extremely difficult, and for that I think both would agree these kids did good." No word has been given from MAGI or the PJSA on how the Circle plot was uncovered or how the PJSA students knew of the vault.
  7. Paragon Junior Supers Academy may be right for you, then. 🙂
  8. 'Revived' Star Paragon Revealed To Be Homeless Teen Hopes that the famous hero known as Star Paragon, declared dead one year ago, was still alive were dashed recently when the identity of the mysterious hero resembling Star Paragon was released by City Hall yesterday. Lucas Harper, a 16-year-old homeless teenager, officially registered as a hero today. According to the boy, the original Star Paragon sacrificed himself to save Harper, in the process granting the teen his powers. Questions remain as to the specific details of this transfer, as well as the circumstances of his registration considering a distinct lack of legal identity, but officials insist that everything is being taken care of. As for Harper himself, he refused an on-camera interview but stated his intention to attend Paragon Junior Supers Academy in order to learn more about his abilities.
  9. CoGDork

    Hero Laws?

    Are there canon laws in-universe that deal with who can be a hero? Are there regulations or registration requirements?
  10. Star Paragon: Dead or Alive? One year ago today, the famous hero known as Star Paragon was reported dead, his body having been discovered near the unconscious forms of no fewer than twenty Hellions who were immediately taken into custody. The criminals in question reported the presence of an unidentified teenager being defended by the hero until his last breath, but the boy in question was nowhere to be found when police arrived on the scene. Recently, however, sightings of an individual of similar appearance to Star Paragon have begun to cast doubt on the death of the hero; close acquaintances of Star Paragon have mostly refused to comment, though some have suggested the possibility of a copycat or impostor. The individual in question--whether Paragon himself or a new hero inspired by him--has been careful not to be seen closely, but has otherwise displayed nothing but heroic behavior. Whatever the case, some remain hopeful that the hero they once knew has returned to continue his fight against evil; time will tell if their hope is rewarded.
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