Okay, so real Thanksgiving -- that is, Canadian Thanksgiving -- might have happened in October, but Heather's not going to let that stop her in planning a dinner for the Marvels (and, of course, their friends and loved ones, regardless of canon), because planning for things is sort of what she does. That said, as she is
new, she doesn't have a lot of resources at her disposal, and will therefore need help -- specifically in terms of preparing food, acquiring drinks of the alcoholic variety, and getting enough furniture to seat a small army. Thus far Kate Bishop, Jean Grey and Mary Jane Watson have been recruited for the task, but more volunteers are definitely wanted!
Given the, uh, temperamental
nature of the guests, the actual dinner will take place outside
of Kate Bishop's hut, which is just a little north of the Compound (as seen on the map here
). Consider it Heather's attempt to cut back on the inevitable collateral damage that is sure to result from such a gathering.
I hope to have a post up in Heather's journal as early as Wednesday night to accommodate those players actually celebrating the holiday on Thursday (late tags are obviously more than welcome as well), and the link will be posted into the main community before the end of the month.
Nix (for Heather Hudson).
ETA: The gathering post can be found here
As part of our (okay my) ever growing efforts to keep all of the Marvels at TR in communication and up to date with the happenings that have happened or are scheduled to happen I am proposing a monthly (or every other monthly) Marvel calendar. Sort of like a log of plots that are in place, with key threads, things that have been happening or are on the agenda and that sort of thing. Arrivals, disappearances, items, shenanigans in general. There are a lot of us and this canon set has a way of being interwoven accidentally so I think it is nice just from an OOC perspective to have a reference source all in one place.
I am more than willing to be the one to put up such posts (which can also be a good place to discuss things and everything) and keep them linked in the sidebar but I want thoughts! Am I the only one who thinks this would be a good thing to have?
Sentinel fighting and eventually Nick Fury go HERE
. You shouldn't be tagging into this unless you've already tagged into the wake up. You effing slackers.
Okay. So. Here's how it's gonna break down. Each of these will be a separate post unless otherwise noted:
The Mansion. This will be the waking up post, where everyone is welcome to wake up in whatever area of the mansion they feel would be appropriate! The people Rogue would expect to be in the mansion make up the, for her, present Blue and Gold teams: Beast, Cyclops, Gambit, Psylock, Wolverine, Storm, Archangel, Bishop, Colossus, Iceman, Jean. Of course, some of them will be coming from the island, so they'll be in their rooms. Yay!
There will be a top level comment wherein Brodie Bruce wakes up in the Danger Room. There will be an alert and whoever wants to can go save him, though Rogue will be leading the charge. That way we can has Danger Room fun times before the real fighting starts, if anyone wants to stretch their legs.
The Sentinels. Danger Room/general activities will be interrupted by the arrival of three sentinels. They will be attempting to apprehend several of our favorite mutants, including Archangel and Wolverine and, when they see him, Cable, with aims to exterminate the rest. After destroying the Sentinels and part of the mansion along with them, as is tradition, Beast will point out that there is some weird weird shit going on here, at which point they will receive a visit from none other than-
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Showing up with a small task force and a chip on his shoulder, Fury will whisk the X-Men away to chill out someplace they can talk about the crisis that's becoming more and more apparent. Using surveillance they're going to figure out that Fury's own people, and several heroes, have been infiltrating closed security systems to initiate dormant defense and security protocols associated with Project Wideawake. In addition to a sudden power surge in the location of the original Mastermold's construction and the attack on the Mansion, Fury will map out other abduction attempts or odd occurrences that have been happening on a global scale over the past twenty four hours or so. The targets are people who have been successfully integrated with metals or technology, not merely fitted with prostheses, or people who originated research or tech that makes such an integration possible. Seeing as this list includes Stark, Pym and the Vision, they X-Men will head over to visit the-
Avengers. X-Men + friends take Blackbird to Stark Tower to warn the Avengers. Black Widow will flip a shit and call Phalanx, since the X-ers are showing up with an Iron Man. However, this will clearly mean that Black Widow herself is a Phalanx, as are several other non-mutant Avengers, who had positioned themselves to acquire Stark, Pym and the Vision. Fighty mayhem times! Note: The Avengers roster can include whoever the hell anyone wants, because Rogue wasn't exactly paying attention to the Avengers at the time of her arrival to the island. Since this homeplot will take place after Legion Quest, that team makeup is pretty up in the air. After the Phalanx are incapacitated, the gang will blow that scene to take care of biznass.
Mastermold/The Babel Spike. Our heroes will converge upon the place Mastermold has been resurrected and expanded upon in the Phalanx's endeavor to use it as the Babel Spike. The teams will strategise and go in, and be prevented, in a top level comment, by Nimrod. Several teams must then emerge- one to battle/distract Nimrod (which will be led by Rogue, since they've got a lot of history), one to prevent the Babel Spike from being completed, and one to rescue the infected humans, heroes, et all who have been harvested to be turned into living sentinels. There'll be a top level post for each of these teams.
Nimrod will be defeated, if barely, and then the Babel Spike destroyed. Doing so will obliterate the hive mind and neutralize the transmode virus, destroying the Phalanx. The resulting backlash will lay waste to the surrounding countryside and, I'm sure, some of our heroes. Cleanup and aftermath will be a top level comment, where we can tally the wounded, etc, and pack everyone up to send them back to the East coast.
Free Form Aftermath
Do whatever you want with whoever you want- do stuff in your own journals to link back to the comm, thread with NPCs if it's important to your pup, do whatever, so long as it fits into the early/mid 90s Marvel verse, although as pups from Rogue's future will surely recognize, there will be signs and portents of very recent shit- the civil war, etc.- that weren't happening at all at that point in time. If we want to do something organized for day two, lemme know, but I figure we've got a whole lotta shit already set up to do. Woo!
Thoughts, questions, suggestions, etc, plz!! Also, list everyone you have who's going! Yaaay.
Have you ever have a dream that was so vivid, so extraordinarily detailed that, despite the fact it was also so utterly absurd, it somehow didn't make it seem any less real? That's what Tabula Rasa was for me. Months of memories and experiences...all of it the result of a knock to the head.
I never left the invasion.
All around me is chaos. Skrulls and heroes and villains alike, all fighting for control of the planet, and the sound -- oh my God, the sound -- is deafening. I wince as I pull myself up from the ground, absently noting that I'm in full uniform. And why shouldn't I be? I never left the invasion. And so all those people I knew...they were all figments of my imagination. Nate, Serena, Alice, Mikal, Yorick, Remy... I always assumed Felix wasn't real, anyway, so he doesn't come as much of a surprise, but it makes perfect sense, now, how there could possibly be a Tony Stark who hadn't betrayed everyo--
"HAWKEYE, LOOK OUT!" yells Patriot -- Eli -- and he's already running towards me before I have a chance to react. In what feels like slow motion, I turn to see what I'm supposed to be looking out for, but I don't register what it is until after he's shoved me out of the way, and the ground behind us is engulfed in fire, courtesy of a Skrull Human Torch. "What the hell's wrong with you?!" he asks, though the edge of panic in his voice is all too clear, and he grabs me by the shoulders. "Now's not the time to get PTSD -- we haven't even gotten to the 'post' part yet!"
I nod mutely. A few seconds pass before I find my voice again. "I'm fine."
"You don't look it," he says.
A Skrull falls dead beside us. We both turn to see who's responsible, and we're greeted with a loud whoop as a grinning Bullseye pumps his fist in the air and dives back into the fray. I feel like I'm going to be sick. Instead I clear my throat and stand up straight, shoulders back. "I'm fine."
The corners of his mouth quirk upwards in a smile, and he nods approvingly. Well, at least one of us is convinced. I guess that's better than nothing, right? Giving my shoulders one last squeeze, he then takes a step back and nods towards the fight. "Let's get to work."
"Yeah," I say, reaching into my quiver to draw an arrow. "Let's."
This plot it set to happen during the FIRST session, which is from August 7-8. If possible, we should start pre-playing it sometime this week.
Okay, so here's the scoop. Kate showed up from Brian Michael Bendis' Secret Invasion
#6. If you're unfamiliar with the Marvel Universe or haven't read this particular crossover event, here's a quick summary: the Skrulls -- scarily powerful shape-shifting aliens -- infiltrated Earth in a long term, Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-style assault to claim the planet as their own, but now the cat's out of the bag; it's been revealed that a bunch of strategically placed heroes had been replaced by Skrulls for God knows how long. Suffice it to say, no one's happy about any of this.
To put it simply: fighting aliens
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Questions, comments or just want to be involved? Leave a note here.
Nix, for Kate Bishop.
The island vacation is over for our intrepid heroes as they head back to home sweet home! Got an idea for a plot or just want to tag along? Leave your ideas here and let's brainstorm! With nineteen
Marvel characters and counting, there's plenty of opportunities for multiple settings, time periods and universes, so let's get to it, folks.
(And while you're here, it'd be awesome if you could fill out the debut point
form if you haven't already.)
Because this'll make Angel's (via Brodie) and all our lives easier, I guess we should all list our pups debut points since they're all from so many different parts of canon. So, comment with:
For example, Terry's would be:
Issue Title & Number: X-Factor vol. 3, #9
Issue Year: 2006
Canon event: She arrives from the start of the civil war, after Spider-Man's unmasking.
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- Asher Talos - asher_talos
- Danica Talos - vvdanicavv
- CazCable & Deadpool
- Nathan Summers, Cable - mutant_gi_jesus
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- Chase Stein, Talkback - apoorupbringing
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- NixUltimate Spider-Man
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- Jamie Madrox, Multiple Man - howmanylives
- Layla Miller, Butterfly - butterflyfactor
- Sean Cassidy, Banshee - missingthekeep
- Rachel Grey, Marvel Girl - starchilde_lost
- Laura Kinney, X-23 - triggered_x
- Madelyne Pryor - awomanscornd
- Rogue - un_gloved
- Wolverine - exweapon
- ScottX-Men: First Class
- Hank McCoy, Beast - two_natures
- Erik Lehnsherr, Magneto - markedformore
- Charles Xavier, Professor X - thebettermen
- NixYoung Avengers
- Teddy Altman, Hulkling - wasafreak
- Billy Kaplan, Wiccan - halfscarlet
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