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    "I do not believe Rannas disposition will be a problem." Morpheus interjects "It would seem Doctor Quinn kept his animal patsies in a truck nearby so he could release them as a distraction."

    "Shock seems to have discovered the vehicle in question near Annas home and Ranna is ok just sedated."

    "I'm in agreement with Portia; we don't have the facilities to hold Dr. Quinn for long and this chase has distracted us from our main goal of dealing with Arachnos, Ill arriange for him to be 'found" by the police at an appropriate time then well proceed."

    "Portia when you return please take a moment to clean up then come see me, we have an appointment to attend."

    the groups trip back to the mansion is quiet and only filled with the drama of a couple of police cars passing by going the opposite direction. Back at the mansion a full spread of food and beverages is laid out for you all save Portia and Morpheus who excuse themselves with apologies to attend to some business. They do take Dr. Quinn and Anna with them promising to return her to her home and Dr. Quinn into custody.

    This leaves you all to celebrate as you see fit a successful investigation and to contemplate the future ahead of you.

    --ooOoo--

    In a quiet corner of Los Angeles an Arachnos web explodes with action as its Wolf Spider agents run from the enemy that has assaulted them. They return fire as trained but this enemy is implacable and using her shield deflects the majority of the blasts while ducking and dodging the rest. She sweeps through the armored agents using mostly non-lethal techniques but on occasion when pressed resorting to a more dangerous methodology which leaves several agents in need of hospitalization.

    Soon the statuesque woman has cut her way through the majority of her foes clearing a path for those who follow. The Aegis forces who sweep in behind her in admirable military fashion restraining those who need it and getting aid for those who do as well.

    The agents thank her for the help which she acknowledges but she is restless. this is the sixth such nest of spiders she has encountered in as many standard cycles and if her experience has taught her anything such encounters in rapid succession generally leads to an infestation which needs to be eradicated, sooner rather then later.

    this of course is not the first time shes dealt with this particular pestilence before when she first arrived on this world, but this something else altogether. If her years of military service have taught her anything it is that such activity is akin to the prelude to far worse to come.

    She might need allies soon.

    To be continued
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    Re: Going Rogue: Animal Hijinx and Murder

    Chapter 2: Overrun

    Bay City 2 weeks later.

    Morpheus stands near a window overlooking the City Proper. Specifically the San Jose portion where the small office building he has purchased has been set up. Behind him Portia dutifully signs for some packages setting them aside save one that she brings to him with out comment. He thanks her gifting her with a warm smile as she does before opening the package.

    Inside the package he checks the contents and nods approvingly.

    "Come Portia its time to bring our friends in for their new jobs." he says with a hint of humor poking through in a rare display that only Portia has ever been privy to.

    As the pair walk out of the office behind them a couple of workers finish putting up a sign near the receptionist desk. the sign in big bold letters above the symbol of a group of Spartan warriors in a tight formation reads one word.

    PHALANXE

    --ooOoo--

    The past two weeks have been relatively quiet for the team as Morpheus insisted that each of you take a brief break from your endeavors and get some well deserved rest.

    Oaf was escorted by Uplift to Sanctuary to visit his friend Lucy, and so Uplift could give a lecture on Force Field mechanics to no less then 6 of the Superhuman worlds top minds. One fo whom turned out to be Hornet of the Protectors who was their on hero business it turned out. a brief conversation between the two tech geniuses insued but that's neither here nor there.

    Portia, and Morpheus all but vanished though Portia at least was around for some of the week though she was cryptic about what was happening when she was gone with Morpheus, and Morpheus aside from a brief conversation with Sebastian was all but absent.

    Power Fist of all people was the sole one of the group that actually engaged in some impromptu heroics as she took on the techno arsonist Blowtorch and put him away before he could detonate a series of plasma bombs that would have incinerated a lot of innocent people and casued a massive drop in property damage that would have filled his pockets and the pockets of a local crime boss with a lot of money. She had some help in this with Protector Shock who aided her in the investigative phase and in finally bringing Blowtorch to justice. The two parted on friendly terms.

    Mr Sebastians absence was also brief but when he returned he had a somewhat grim expression on his face. He was unwilling to discuss the matter save for a brief conversation in private with Morpheus which neither would reveal the substance of save that Morpheus left on mysterious business soon after.

    Its thus two weeks later that everyone returns from their break refreshed and ready. While waiting in the living room of the manor engaging in some light conversation which even Sebastian-- seemingly recovered from what ever experience had him on edge--took part in his mood seemingly vastly improved.

    At this moment Portia appears and asks everyone to join her for a field trip to meet Morpheus who has a surprise for everyone.


    And were off for the new chapter. thanks for the patience everyone sorry it took so long

    couple quick reactions then well meet Morpheus.

    Also if anyone has any questions about their brief vacations let me know
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    Oaf
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    Oaf had enjoyed the trip back to sanctuary. few made notice of his size and he had a few friends there. Lucy had been with him and that just made it better. He had tried to find Abomination to ask if he would like a date with angry lady, but could not find him. Then Lucy and he had just went around enjoying the place. he even went to friend Uplifts lecture. he didnt understand most of it but it seemed fascinating from the others reaction. Later Uplift managed to find a shop which sold clothing in Oaf-size. So Oaf now has 3 black t-shirts and 3 black pants......and a cat ear hairband. Oaf felt like the new clothes made him more stealthy and has been trying to sneak up on people all week (havent succeded yet)

    Now Oaf has just brought coffee for Uplift "Hornet was there? hmm Oaf would have wanted autograf, Oaf is fan"

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    He escorted Oaf to Sanctuary to spend time with Lucy, whom he was sure did not like that he kept taking Oaf into danger. She was always polite and friendly, but there was a slight edge. Of course, considering his social skills were never the most acute, he could just be imagining things or he was projecting or one of 78 other reasons which he had written in his notebook.

    It had been a while since he had been to the floating city; the last time he had been there, Oaf had still been the Decimator and he had practically evacuated his bowels when Decimator had been threatening towards him at one point. That had been the one and only time he had worked for Usurper. He still had problems differentiating between the two, though the Hello Kitty t-shirts were helping.

    To his surprise, he had been invited to conduct a seminar on force field manipulation and so had reason to escort Oaf home. Apparently going straight had given him some respectability; well either that or Morpheus was pulling strings. Of course, one of the people who attended was the Hornet. Considering his teammate Shock was investigating their team, alarm bells went off in his mind, but he was polite and after that initial awkwardness when he realised that he wasn’t there to investigate him, they spent a few moments in discussion and he gave Hornet a contact number if he needed some technical expertise.

    Oaf was also in the audience, which surprised him, though he did look completely confused in that endearing way that he did.


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    Oaf
    HP: 2 Condition: now with proper clothing


    Oaf had enjoyed the trip back to sanctuary. few made notice of his size and he had a few friends there. Lucy had been with him and that just made it better. He had tried to find Abomination to ask if he would like a date with angry lady, but could not find him. Then Lucy and he had just went around enjoying the place. he even went to friend Uplifts lecture. he didnt understand most of it but it seemed fascinating from the others reaction. Later Uplift managed to find a shop which sold clothing in Oaf-size. So Oaf now has 3 black t-shirts and 3 black pants......and a cat ear hairband. Oaf felt like the new clothes made him more stealthy and has been trying to sneak up on people all week (havent succeded yet)

    Now Oaf has just brought coffee for Uplift "Hornet was there? hmm Oaf would have wanted autograf, Oaf is fan"


    "Well, he has my number. if I speak to him again, I shall ask him for his autograph." Uplift reassured him, though he wonder how he would explain how the autograph was not for him, but for his gigantic friend who used to be the Decimator.


    PHALANXE
    Portia had sent a message asking them to come to a building in Bay City other than their normal headquarters. He was curious why and as they were not in combat, hedecided to wear a normal grey suit. He arrived promptly in the lobby and waited for the others.
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    Shockingly, Sebastian wasn't wearing formal wear while he lounged around the Bay Area estate. Instead, he relaxed alongside the behemoth Oaf, and the gadgeteer Uplift as the others milled about caught up in their own affairs. After what he'd been doing in the last fortnight, he was glad for some inanity to take his mind off of things - even if they really shouldn't be anywhere but what had been making him so tense.

    Which is why the sorcerer found himself lazing about in simple slacks and loafers, button shirt left open at the last button by his neck, walking stick leaning against the couch. "I still can't believe your name is really Samuel Fransisco. And you actually stay in the Bay Area." Sebastian smirked at Uplift.

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    He looked at the scruffy mage and raised an eyebrow

    "Apparently the US government has a sense of humour." he replied completely deadpan, "who knew."

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    As everyone gathers in the lobby, a young woman earing glasses greets you cordially and invites you all inside where she leads you to a conference room. Inside waiting on you are Morpheus and Portia. Morpheus who is reading something looks up and smiles slightly in greeting gesturing for you to come in.

    "Gentlemen come in place, Susan will join us shortly I asked her to check the buildings servers to insure they were secure apparently we had an attempted hacker intrusion."

    he reads the paper he has a moment more then puts it down. behind him is the same Spartan warrior logo which Uplift can see opens up to most likely reveal a screen of some sort useful for conferences. He also notes a 3D interface in the table itself which can be used to bring up images on the windows of the room which can be blacked out for security or secrecy sake.

    Hes caught a few other improvements which are standard to most buildings but which if he has his way hell be upgrading before too long.

    Morpheus notices that Uplift is looking around and waits a moment before getting his attention.

    "What do you think Uplift?"

    Sebastian meanwhile senses similar runes warding the building as he did at the manor. Small wards not much use against a concentrated attack by say the mage who hes faced once already, but sufficient for at least basic security against minor threats.


    Building is nicely advanced technologically Uplifts seen better and made better but its a good base

    Sebastian can easily figure out the mystic wards are the same as the manors recently put in place.

    Some small reaction gentle beings then we advance and introduce our newest member.
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    Uplift pulled out his glasses and started investigating, only barely hearing Morpheus talk. He had a new toy to examine and he tended to zone out when that happened.

    "Did you use cobalt to protect the room or some form of composite?" he wondered out loud, "The power ratios might be a bit off, certainly in here. I'd have to check the rest of the building to be sure, but I think your contractors have not optimise the locale. You do need to start consulting on specifications when setting up places like this. It's not a bad start though. I will need to rip that out though, maybe move that...." the murmering continuing.


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    Susan warped into the room, with scowl. "It's done, although i'd get Uplift to take a look at it later he's got more patience than i do. And I still think your wasting your money. When i suggested a front i was thinking cheap and disposable with just enough legitmancy to be dismissed."

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    Before Morpheus can respond Susan enters and he nods at her assessment "Thank you Ms. Steele."

    "This front actually does cover all the above ." he gestures to the building.

    "This was set up a decade or so ago by an associate of mine who needed to hire shall we say; expendable security for various endeavors of a legally dubious nature." he explains as he looks out the window at the view of downtown San Jose.

    "I took the business over and turned it into a legitimate security concern specializing in unusual and meta-human incidents in cooperation with local authorities building a trust and relationship with them."

    He turns back towards you and continues. "I believe we can use this as a legitimate front from which to continue to engage in investigations that we have, as well as digging further into our friends in Arachnos and their actions without drawing undue attention. it is not uncommon for such concerns as this to utilize superhuman operatives so we wont draw attention..." he pauses as he looks at Oaf who takes up nearly a quarter of the room with his immense frame, and smiles slightly "Well not too much attention at any rate allowing us some freedom of movement."

    He reaches down into a briefcase that Portia hands him and pulls out small wallet shaped items that when opened reveal a picture identification with a certification and a name appropriate to each of you.

    "These Ids will allow you some freedom of action and should be enough for local authorities to work with you under the Lamp Lighter laws which are still in effect despite certain elements attempts to repeal them." he explains referring to the laws governing costumed vigilantes that were nearly repealed in the early 90s.

    "At the minimum they will allow you to work with out undue police interference if we keep things low key as possible and avoid law enforcement as much as we can."
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