Session Two 10-21-05
Cruel Butterfly's version of events as taken from his blog:
Episode Two: Seriously Seeking Shrinking Scientists
Well, A-Swat has failed to meet the exceedingly low expectation I set for them. Apparently they bungled the exchange with Lockdown for the Enforcers. Crasher is on the loose and two others are dead. Details are a little sketchy on what went wrong but it looks like there might have been tampering. Shut Down has been on the phone with lock down about it all day. It looks like something illegal might have gone down, though I’m not sure what he expects us to do about it. I think the last thing we want to do is piss off the force.
On the bright side we have masterfully solved our first case, and we got to bust up some foundry boys too. Really an all around great day. It started out with our normal news briefing. There’s been some strange stuff going on in the city animal attacks, explosions in warehouses, etc. but what really caught our eye was the disappearance of an entire lab full of scientists. So we loaded up into the SUV and were off.
We arrived at the labs with little fanfare though the Security guard was a little surprised to see us in full costume I think. He took back to the labs. The incident started with a fire alarm going off. While everyone else got out of the building one lab’s group of technicians did not make it. The lab was doused in Haylon so everyone inside should have suffocated and died, leaving bodies. This however was clearly not the case.
As we were checking the lab out Roaming Wolf noted that the Haylon in this lab smelt different from the Haylon residue we’d encountered elsewhere. A quick check of the maintenance records showed that a new firm had recently inspected all the tanks. Further investigation revealed the Inspection Company as front. At this point I put on my CSI goggles on and started looking around. Eventually I spotted a pair of tiny little footprints, eventually leading to a tiny little scientist. So it quickly became clear that the dummy company had come in and sprayed the shrinking powder haylon substitute into the holding tank then set up the fire drill to get the scientists. After they were shrunk the dummy company came in and cleaned up the Haylon, at which point they walked out with the scientist in their little vacuum cleaners.
CB Side Bar: I have to give this plan a solid 4 out of 5 stars for super villainy. I mean anyone could, you know, just come in and kidnap the scientists, but this took months of elaborate planning. They had come up with the shrinking powder and then set up the dummy company. I mean the Foundry was really using their heads on this one. What keeps them from getting the 5th star is the ultimate failure of the plan, you’d think with all that tech they would have remembered to disable the radio transmitters in the ID badges of the scientists. End CB Side Bar.
Onyx managed to figure out away to create tracking device using some of the tech from my belt to track down the security cards of the captured scientists. I have to admit the lady has got it all beauty brains and hell of a lot of brawn. Anyway we loaded up into the jet-copter and went after our targets. We managed to find the base about the time their missile launcher found us. Thanks to Grey’s Telekinesis and Onyx rock hard hide we managed to divert the missiles and land on the roof. After that I melted through the hatch with my wing acid and we dove right in.
It was pretty clear we were up against the Foundry. There were a few robots and minions and a trio of hired gun anarchs. All and all the fight was pretty easy. Aside from Onyx getting shrunk down by a robot equipped with the powder sprayer and the head minion almost getting away there really wasn’t too much to worry about. Onyx managed to still obliterate the thing even with her reduced size and strength. I took out the fleeing minion with what I would have to say was great shot. Another few seconds and he would have been totally out of reach. I may be getting to good for the rest of the team.
Anyway we got them to confess. It turns out the scientists were working on some old Sinistry project via one of Sinistry’s front companies. I guess The Foundry wanted a piece of whatever that was. The good new is we seem to have stopped them. Since A-Swat can’t even do their job right we personally escorted out prisoners to Lockdown.