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—French social theorist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865), voicing his “Authority Principle,” in No Gods, No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism (1980)
 
—French social theorist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865), voicing his “Authority Principle,” in No Gods, No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism (1980)
  
*[https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/masks-the-spiderweb.844571/ IC Thread]
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''To be edited when we have our own threads''
*[https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/masks-the-spiderweb.844411/ OOC Thread]
 
*[https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?825477-Closed-Recruitment-Masks-a-New-Generation Recruitment]
 
  
[[File:Bludhaven5.jpg|700px|thumb|right| Under Eisner Bridge]]
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''*[https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?825826-Masks-Sanguine-Squad IC Thread]
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*[https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?825823-Masks-Sanguine-Squad OOC Thread]
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*[https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?825477-Closed-Recruitment-Masks-a-New-Generation Recruitment]''''
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[[File:Bludhaven5.jpg|1000px|thumb|right| Under Eisner Bridge]]
  
 
==Index==
 
==Index==
Issue 1 (More Than Rain), IC posts 1-
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Issue 1 (TBD), IC posts 1-
  
==The Team==
 
* '''[[The_Spiderweb:_Knight_The_Bull|Knight the Bull]] ''' played by Unka Josh
 
* '''[[The_Spiderweb:_Rook_The_Delinquent|Rook the Delinquent]]''' played by QuZi
 
* '''[[The_Spiderweb:_Measure_The_Beacon|Measure the Beacon]]''' played by Nick the Nevermet
 
* '''[[The_Spiderweb:_Blackout_the_Scion|Blackout the Scion]]''' played by Hyena_Creative
 
  
Injured List:
 
* '''[[The_Spiderweb:_Bolo_the_Protégé|Bolo the Protégé]]''' played by Daz Florp Lebam
 
  
===Team Backstory===
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==The Team==
* From Knight
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* '''[[The Spiderweb: The Bull|Sir K the Bull]] ''' played by Unka Josh
** "Some militia types decided, I guess, to fund their whole get-away-from-society thing by taking every bit of money out of a bank. But it was a shitshow, and there were hostages, and they had, like, AR-15s and explosives and shit, and they just didn't care, and the cops couldn't handle it."
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* '''[[The Spiderweb: The Janus|Obsidian the Janus]]''' played by wormmonda
* From Measure
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* '''[[The Spiderweb: The Delinquent|Rook the Delinquent]]''' played by QuZi
** "Some militia types decided, I guess, to fund their whole get-away-from-society thing by taking every bit of money out of a bank. But it was a shitshow, and there were hostages, and they had, like, AR-15s and explosives and shit, and they just didn't care, and the cops couldn't handle it."
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* '''[[The Spiderweb: The Protégé|Bolo the Protégé]]''' played by Daz Florp Lebam
* From Rook
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* '''[[The Spiderweb: The Beacon|Measure the Beacon]]''' played by Nick the Nevermet
** To win the fight, the team broke "Laws. Lots of laws. Federal and local. Mainly they were threatened by the police with: vigilante-ism without a license, assault, breaking and entering, reckless endangerment of the hostages, endangering a minor (the cops threatened each of them that they could be charged with 4 counts of endangering each other, which Theresa was pretty sure was not how things worked), obstruction of justice, and they were threatened with theft if anything was reported stolen."
 
* From Bolo
 
** Bolo is a bit of a loner, but has started to learn from Paladin how to spot potential when he sees it (and just the general value of being a part of an intentional community) and this group could be a good thing.
 
** The team stays connected through an encrypted smart phone app
 
* From Obsidian
 
** We saved Big Mama, a black woman who runs a saloon that's also a grocery store, Internet cafe, FLGS, karaoke, library, and just any other places that young people can go to spend their time. She has no ties with any criminal or police or anything, but she's well-respected by the community, and her shop is considered neutral territory; starting a fight there or trying anything against her is perhaps the only way to unite the people against a common enemy. She tries her darndest to keep the kids who comes to her place on the straight and narrow, with mixed success, but that never stopped her.
 
  
 
==Civilians==
 
==Civilians==
'''“Lucy” Pachem Boone'''
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'''''Carmen Sotomayor'''  
Bolo's Mom, recently injured by Spiderweb thugs and put in a wheelchair.
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Tormentosan restaurant owner and Bell’s friend. Father of Ricky with an unnamed villain.
 
 
'''Amra'''  
 
A girl who attends Redbrick High, former runaway, her family owns the Eisner Oasis.
 
 
 
'''Tommy'''
 
A kid from the Redbrick High drama club.
 
 
 
'''Kathy Gilani'''
 
A kid from the Redbrick High drama club who suspects something.
 
 
 
'''Greg Chao'''
 
Redbrick High teacher and drama club advisor.
 
 
 
'''Master John-Pius Andrada'''
 
Measure's aging (mid-70s) arnis teacher
 
 
 
'''Reggie Reeden'''
 
Owner of the Roughhouse Gym, Bolo's dad, secretly '''Paladin'''
 
 
 
'''Todd and Denise Brown'''
 
Measure's parents.
 
 
 
'''Christina Carver'''
 
Rook's cousin that she lives with along with her aunt Maria and the younger cousin Kimberly
 
 
 
'''"Big Mama"'''
 
The eponymous owner of Big Mama's, self-appointed guardian of the young people of UEB.
 
 
 
==Gone But Not Forgotten==
 
'''Rook's Parents'''
 
Tomas Russo and Nadine Khoury Russo, died in a car crash.
 
 
 
'''George Carver'''
 
Rook's uncle, shot accidentally while working at the sandwich shop.
 
 
 
==Big Shots==
 
'''AEGIS''' All-Agency Enforcement Gang Intelligence Service, an city-wide task force designed to take on gang violence in Halcyon City. They function independently, and sometimes at odds with, the regular HCPD. 
 
 
 
==Allies?==
 
  
'''Paladin'''
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==Players==
Bolo's Mentor. A powerful fighter who's been operating out of UEB since back in the day.
 
  
'''Elise Thoreau'''
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'''Rosa Rook'''
Rook's Neurologist
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CEO of Rook Industries.
  
'''Allan and Phillips'''
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==Allies==
Beat Cops in the UEB who are only mildly crooked
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'''Diamond'''
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Gem’s disembodied mentor.  Respected female super who died years ago, maybe at the hands of Ambassador Bell.
  
 
==Criminals==
 
==Criminals==
'''Your Name Could Be Here'''
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''''''  
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Bell’s older self. She killed Diamond, worked for Aegis, did a lot of stuff.
  
 
==Criminal Organizations==
 
==Criminal Organizations==
''' ''La telaraña'', AKA The Spiderweb, AKA ''La Tela'', AKA the Spiders, AKA ''Los Bichos'' ''' They rule Halcyon with a combination of bribes, superb intelligence, and extreme violence
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'''The Spiderweb Organization, La Tela''' 
* '''Sebastian Ibanez, AKA the Spider'''  =  Leader of the Spiderweb
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* ''Airsmith'' =  Leader and air-aspected. Creates solid constructs from air.
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* ''Quake-King'' =  Earth-aspected. Generates shockwaves through the ground, and can slowly mold earth into desired shapes (walls, barriers).
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* ''Sinder'' =  Fire-aspected. Joined after Diamond's disappearance. Absorbs fire and uses that to buff her toughness, endurance, and strength. Has minimal redirection capability for fire.
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* ''Greenknight''  =  Life-aspected. Joined after Diamond's disappearance. For people and animals, he heals; for plants, he promotes growth (or kills them); for the ground, he can increase or decrease fertility.
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* ''Aquifier''  =  Water-aspected. Hydrokinetic.
  
  
'''Pavone Crime Family'''  Old school Mafia types who used to be the leaders of the Halcyon Underworld but have been having some leadership problems lately
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'''Pavone Crime Family'''  Bronze age super-team of enhanced vigilante types that fought Shrapnel
* '''Luca Pavone''', the new capo after the Spiderweb took out his father and older brother
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* ''Overkill'' (team leader, military training, boosted senses and regeneration)
* '''Tony Pavone''', the youngest brother, rumored to be a gambler
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* ''Collateral'' (explosive energy blasts; probably the one responsible for Shrapnel's injury)
* '''Dolce Pavone''', the oldest sister, the brains of the outfit
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* ''Hardcase'' (inbuilt armour; increased strength and toughness)
* '''The Wraith''', AKA Matthew Morrican Sr. Blackout's dad, master thief and blackmailer
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* ''Switchblade'' (increased reflexes and retractable blades; hospitalised when Shrapnel tore out her cybernetic implants)
  
  
'''F.I.S.T.''' The people who did the experiments on the Knight in a black lab outside town. They're still out there.
 
 
'''The Eisner Renaissance Committee''' Small time rabble rousers and thugs who want to take the UEB back to a 1950's that never existed.  These guys suck.
 
 
'''UEB Kings'''
 
Small time gangsters who hang out in the FMM.  Sometimes they're just bored kids who skipped school, sometimes they're a menace, depending on the time of day and what they've ingested lately.
 
 
'''The Thirteens'''
 
More small-time gangsters, but more ambitious and trying to make a name for themselves by pushing into the UEB.
 
  
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
  
'''Paladin's Secret Base'''  
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'''Gem’s Hidden Base''' (with Security System)
Cleverly hidden underneath his alter ego's place of business, it contains a medical lab and the experimental healing serum.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Roughhouse Gym'''
 
Reggie Reeden's legit business, where he teaches young people self-defense and self-respect. 
 
 
 
 
 
'''Monkey Eagle Martial Arts'''
 
The dojo where Measure learned Filipino martial arts from his teacher, Master John-Pius.
 
 
 
'''Big Mama's'''
 
A saloon that's also a grocery store, Internet cafe, FLGS, karaoke, library, and just any other places that young people can go to spend their time. She has no ties with any criminal or police or anything, but she's well-respected by the community, and her shop is considered neutral territory; starting a fight there or trying anything against her is perhaps the only way to unite the people against a common enemy. She tries her darndest to keep the kids who comes to her place on the straight and narrow, with mixed success, but that never stopped her.
 
 
 
'''Eisner Oasis'''
 
The best dolmas and babaghannouj in UEB plus all your household needs, just don't try to buy beer.  The Knight lives here in the basement in exchange for helping out at the store.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Carter's Sandwich Shop'''
 
Hero sandwiches a specialty! Rook's aunt still runs the place after her husband got shot and Rook helps out after school.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Happy Tiger'''
 
Korean Takeout, a good place to study or have clandestine meetings because nobody ever eats there.  Also they have satellite cable playing K-pop 24/7.
 
 
 
 
 
'''The Jungle'''
 
A homeless encampment under the bridge and near the Kirby river
 
 
 
 
 
'''Frank Miller Memorial Park'''
 
There are basketball courts and a rundown bandstand, a jogging path and some communal vegetable gardens.  Don't go in there at night unless you're a serious person.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Redbrick High'''
 
Just over the line in Redbrick, it's got a cool old building with an annex where they have drama classes, woodworking shop in the basement, the local library and the municipal swimming pool nearby.  Eh, it's school.
 
 
 
 
 
==Under Eisner Bridge (UEB)==
 
The neighborhood is Under Eisner Bridge (UEB), a neighborhood which slopes down to the bank of the Kirby river, where there used to be docks and a river ferry terminal, back in the old days. Now the warehouses and industrial buildings are decaying or turned into cheap office spaces or lofts. As you climb up from the river, the smell is better and there are row houses, apartment buildings, and a public housing project whose better days are long gone. The neighborhood is shadowed by the hulking Eisner Bridge which routes commuters over the Kirby and into downtown; when you live there, the ceaseless thunder of traffic is a constant and the pillars are landmarks and canvas for the local graffiti artists. The braver and more foolish kids climb up those pillars into the understory of the bridge to look down on the little world they live in, and to smoke and drink stolen beers. Once in a while somebody comes flying off that bridge and lands in the neighborhood, accidentally or on purpose, everybody's seen it. Some people even survive the experience.
 
 
 
Near the waterfront, under the bridge, there's the Jungle, a homeless encampment run by the homeless themselves and ignored by all except a few do-gooders and church folks. If you paddled through the dirty waters of the Kirby, you'd be in the Warehouse District, a popular clubbing destination downtown. Going away from the river, past Frank Miller Memorial Park and the old bandstand, the houses start to get nicer and the streets cleaner, and at some point you're in Redbrick and there are amenities like bookstores, funky cafes, restaurants with outdoor seating and cocktails. Redbrick High, the local library, and the swimming pool are all on the same block. Most UEB kids go to school in Redbrick and it's understood that UEB kids come to Redbrick for the amenities... but they might not be welcome at the parties unless they're jocks or easy on the eye.
 
 
 
'''Virtue: Charity''' The community cares for those who don’t have enough.
 
  
'''Vice: Jealousy''' The community fixates on who might be getting more than their fair share.
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''It's rundown a bit due to 8 years of no repair, but Gem is working on getting everything functional-ish. The security system was the easiest, as it already had some self-repair properties. The lounge, at least, is nice with mis-matched old sofas and thick quilts that Gem picks up at the occasional yard sale.''
  
 
==Stats Reference==
 
==Stats Reference==
  
===[[The Spiderweb: The Bull|Knight the Bull]]===
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===[[The Spiderweb: The Bull|Sir K the Bull]]===
Influenced By: Measure, Rook
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Influenced By:  
  
Rival: Measure
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Rival:  
  
Love: Rook
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Love:  
  
Role:  
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Role: Defender, Friend, Listener
  
Potential: xxooo
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Potential: ooooo
  
 
Labels:
 
Labels:
Danger +2
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Danger +3
Freak +1
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Freak -1
Savior -1
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Savior +1
Superior +1
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Superior 0
Mundane +0
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Mundane +1
  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
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O Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
 
O Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
  
===[[The_Spiderweb:_Rook_The_Delinquent|Rook the Delinquent]]===
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===[[The Spiderweb: The Janus|Obsidian the Janus]]===
Influenced by: Bolo, the Knight, Measure
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Influenced By: Quicksilver, Shrapnel
  
Potential: xxooo
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Potential: ooooo
  
 
Labels:
 
Labels:
Danger +2
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Danger -1
Freak +1
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Freak +2
Savior +1
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Savior +0
Superior +1
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Superior +2
 
Mundane +0
 
Mundane +0
  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
  
x Angry; -2 to Comfort or Pierce the Mask
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O Angry; -2 to Comfort or Pierce the Mask
  
o Afraid; -2 to Directly Engage
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O Afraid; -2 to Directly Engage
  
o Guilty; -2 to Provoke or Assess the Situation
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O Guilty; -2 to Provoke or Assess the Situation
  
o Hopeless; -2 to Unleash Your Powers
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O Hopeless; -2 to Unleash Your Powers
  
o Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
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O Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
  
===[[The_Spiderweb:_Bolo_the_Protégé|Bolo the Protégé]]===
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===[[The Spiderweb: The Delinquent|Rook the Delinquent]]===
Influenced By:  
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Influenced by:  
  
 
Potential: ooooo
 
Potential: ooooo
 
  
 
Labels:
 
Labels:
 
Danger +0
 
Danger +0
Freak +0
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Freak +1
Savior +1
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Savior -1
 
Superior +2
 
Superior +2
Mundane +0
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Mundane +1
  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
  
O Angry; -2 to Comfort or Pierce the Mask
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o Angry; -2 to Comfort or Pierce the Mask
  
O Afraid; -2 to Directly Engage
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o Afraid; -2 to Directly Engage
  
O Guilty; -2 to Provoke or Assess the Situation
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o Guilty; -2 to Provoke or Assess the Situation
  
O Hopeless; -2 to Unleash Your Powers
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o Hopeless; -2 to Unleash Your Powers
  
O Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
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o Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
  
===[[The_Spiderweb:_Measure_The_Beacon|Measure the Beacon]]===
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===[[The Spiderweb: The Protégé|Bolo the Protégé]]===
Influenced By: Bolo, Knight, Rook
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Influenced By: Ehri, Quicksilver, Brick, Bell, Shrapnel, Surgeon
  
Seeks approval from: Bolo
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Cannot be Influenced by: Rosa Rook
  
Views as awesome: Rook
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Potential: xxooo
  
Potential:xxxxo
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Moment of Truth unlocked
  
 
Labels:
 
Labels:
Danger +0
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Danger -2
Freak -1
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Freak +2
 
Savior +2
 
Savior +2
Superior +0
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Superior +2
Mundane +2
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Mundane +1
  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
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X Angry; -2 to Comfort or Pierce the Mask
 
X Angry; -2 to Comfort or Pierce the Mask
  
O Afraid; -2 to Directly Engage
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0 Afraid; -2 to Directly Engage
  
 
O Guilty; -2 to Provoke or Assess the Situation
 
O Guilty; -2 to Provoke or Assess the Situation
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O Hopeless; -2 to Unleash Your Powers
 
O Hopeless; -2 to Unleash Your Powers
  
X Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
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O Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
 
 
===[[The_Spiderweb:_Blackout_the_Scion|Blackout the Scion]]===
 
Influenced By:  Measure, Knight, Kathy
 
  
Has Influence Over: Measure, Lev the Enforcer, Mr Chao
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===[[The Spiderweb: The Beacon|Measure the Beacon]]===
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Influenced By: Brick, Quicksilver, Shrapnel, Stitch
  
My dad beat up Knight.
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Potential: xxxoo
 
 
Measure is the only one who understands what I'm going through.
 
 
 
Potential: (2/5)
 
  
 
Labels:
 
Labels:
Danger -1
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Danger +0
Freak 0
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Freak +1
 
Savior +1
 
Savior +1
Superior +2
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Superior +1
Mundane +1
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Mundane +0
  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
 
'''Conditions:'''  
  
O Angry; -2 to Comfort or Pierce the Mask
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X Angry; -2 to Comfort or Pierce the Mask
  
 
O Afraid; -2 to Directly Engage
 
O Afraid; -2 to Directly Engage
  
O Guilty; -2 to Provoke or Assess the Situation
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x Guilty; -2 to Provoke or Assess the Situation
  
 
O Hopeless; -2 to Unleash Your Powers
 
O Hopeless; -2 to Unleash Your Powers
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O Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
 
O Insecure; -2 to Stand in Defense or Reject What Others Say
  
RESPECT:
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Paladin (Great Hero): 1/4
 
Big Mama (Great Leader): 0/4
 
 
 
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