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DC Universe - Next Generation

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    This is a recap for my ongoing DC Universe 2035 game played every other Sunday. Session one was completed yesterday... This is played over roll20 and, for a session 1, it went smoother than anyone expected.


    Issue 1: High Stakes

    The adventure began with Dion, son of Wonder Woman, attending an expensive, and exclusive, party in North Heights. He was acting as ambassador for Themyscara at the request of his mother. The party seemed to be going in full swing and Dion was mingling with several of the young, not to mention attractive, ladies. His partying was cut short, however, by the arrival of the police who sent a messenger up to him asking him to come down to talk with them.

    Across town, in the Four Corners Burroughs, Wildcat patrolled the streets. He moved from rooftop to rooftop until a woman's scream cut through the night. Reacting to it, Wildcat moved into action and rushed to get an eye on the situation. He found a mugger, knife drawn, approaching a scared young woman. Without hesitation the Wildcat leaped into the alleyway and struck the assailant down. As she ran off, grateful for the rescue, his computer assistant notified him of an incident at the North Heights Courthouse.

    While this was happening Kid Flash zipped through the streets and attempted to live up to the legacy that was now his responsibility to uphold. As his patrol took shape he saw, from his vantage point, a vehicle out of control that had just struck a hot dog cart and was barreling toward an innocent bystander. Thinking quickly he rushed forward and grabbed the bystander to fling him out of the way. His work not done, he saw the vehicle had swirved trying to miss the man he saved and was heading directly to a wall. Trying to save the man he managed to pull him to safety being nearly thwarted by the seat belt designed to save lives. His work done for the moment the speedster decided to resume his patrol.

    The darkness enveloped the Phantom as he prowled the rooftops of King's Warf. As he moved, allowing the shadows to engulf him, his finely tuned senses were alerted to danger. The hours spent training those senses alerted the Phantom to a fire that was raging, and picked up the sound of a mother and her infant child. Wasting no time the Phantom teleported through the open window and arrived in the burning apartment. The mother shoved her child toward him, but the wraith of the evening was not willing to trade one life for another. Grabbing both he stretched his senses and teleported away, just in time to avoid being caught in the backlash as the gas stove erupted. Safely on the ground, after catching his breath, the Phantom heard over the police band that a kidnapping had been reported at the North Heights courthouse. He decided that a hero's work was never done.

    In West Beach, in the pink hue of the twilight, Isabella Curry was enjoying the soft white sand beaches of the resort community. She basked in the warm sand and the cool breezes as the smell of salted air wafted to her nostrils. Something, however seemed off. The Atlantean spied that a sailboat, with a passenger she had noticed earlier, seemingly adrift with the pilot nowhere to be seen. Thinking quickly she dove into the water and made her way out to the derelict vessel. The scene was grim, the position of the mast and the spot of blood on it indicated that the captain had been knocked overboard and into the water. The Star Sapphire of Atlantis dove into the seawater and found the man adrift. It took her a bit of work but she managed to haul him on board. Lacking knowledge of human biology she assumed her Sapphire form with her ring and took the man to the beach. The lifeguard couldn't resuscitate him and so the Star Sapphire lifted him and took him toward North Heights hospital for emergency treatment, he was able to be saved, but there would be permanent damage.

    Meanwhile Dion was being brought to the courthouse. It was clear that he was a suspect in the kidnapping. This was doubly clear after it was revealed that the kidnapping victim was, in fact, investigating the Themyscarian embassy. Though it wasn't clear why, whoever had attacked her had been able to rip a two ton door from its moorings to reach the ADA as she cowered in a safe room.

    The other heroes, either seeing the commotion, or having overheard it found there ways to the scene. There were a few tense moments as tempers between the police and the heroes before Dion's name was cleared. He was in public, across the city, at the time this had to have happened. Though Detective Marcus didn't like it, Lt. Lane asked for the heroes' aid.

    Kid Flash reacted first, doing a cursory sweep of the room. It was then that a second kidnapping report came in, one of the criminal judges had been abducted from his home across town. Kid Flash returned, giving the information he had gathered at high speed, and offered to go to the second site with Dion. Wildcat, with a more methodical approach, decided to stay and investigate the crime scene more thoroughly.

    At the second scene rookie police officer Officer Smith met with Dion and Kid Flash. He allowed them, with misgivings, into the crime scene. Not much information was turned up however aside from the fact that the doors were picked, and so the pair tried to canvas the area.

    Back at the ADA's office Wildcat had turned up some additional clues. He, Isabella, and the Phantom also dug into the backgrounds of the ADA and the Judge. Their investigation revealed the culprit, the former A. H. Mark Asylum inmate Wild Card. Having been missing for over a year she had resurfaced. The team regathered and Wildcat went to the second site to gather additional information while the team continued efforts to squeeze criminal contacts to try to get a clue to Wild Card's whereabouts.

    By the time the two groups had finished their independent investigations they had an idea of where to find the crazed gambler. The, now abandoned, New SanDiego Broadcasting building. Before they could make their way there, however, Wild Card sent out a broadcast of her own. She was going to play a deadly game of cards with the Judge and the ADA unless the city paid a $2,000,000 ransom in 15 minutes.

    The heroes raced to the scene and arrived with little time remaining. Instead of entering through the front door Dion chose an alternate route. The Themyscarian Warrior slammed his fists into the wall, causing it to crack and shatter and the heroes began their assault. Wild Card had brought muscle, but the heroes had brought some of their own. The two groups clashed after saving the hostages and, in the end, the heroes emerged victorious.

    Still unanswered questions remain... Why was the ADA investigating the Themyscara Embassy? Where had that muscle bound henchman come from? Tune in in two weeks, same heroic time, same heroic channel!