AIMing to Misbehave: Chapter 4 Plot in Tales of Justice | World Anvil

AIMing to Misbehave: Chapter 4



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Wyldfire set out to rescue a young man from captivity. Instead, they uncover what may be a threat to the city of Metropolis!
With the chroniton generator threat at Lincoln Industries over, Wyldfire met with the rogue AIM agents, Trevor Finn and his partner Grant Mason. In the conference room of an empty office building, the agents laid out what they knew.
According to their information, Dr. Hogun Grimm is working on a project to “green” Metropolis by merging plants with technology. Perhaps even mutating the very city itself in the cause of “re-greening” it for a “better tomorrow”.
Now, after a surprise attack by Team Luthor, who is hunting the stolen Chroniton Generator prototypes, the team uncovered two of Dr. Grimm’s ‘field lab’ locations in the Ironworks district. Both are high risk, and probably guarded by mercenaries loyal to AIM, Dr. Grimm, or both!
Instead of racing in, Wyldfire regrouped to form a plan of attack. Key to this is Dr. Grimm. Who is he? Where did he come from? To find that out, the team had to split up.
MedKit headed off to a covert meeting with his fellow Eureka Island refugees, as Dr. Grimm is from that same island colony. The rest of the team heads to the offices of the Infinity Foundation. Infinity, a joint think-tank of S.T.A.R. Labs, Phoenix Industries, and Wayne Enterprises, is also the main office and laboratory for Wyldfire’s long-time ally, Dr. Beast!
But, Grimm, obsessed with seeing the completion of his work, dispatches his Clockwork Moss to assemble the next phase of his project. Team Luthor? They intensify their search for the generators Grimm took from LexCorp.
Meanwhile, the emergency teams and Metropolis SCU leave the battered office where Wyldfire and the rogue AIM agents battled Team Luthor. After the building went silent, a Hammer Empire ‘Tactical Stalker Team’ slipped inside to continue a search for their organizations’ stolen property and the missing LexLabs Chroniton Generator prototypes!
The plot just got thick, True Believers, and the stage is set!
Can our heroes find a way to stop Dr. Grimm’s mad plans for Metropolis? Will they counter the double threat of Team Luthor and Hammer Empire before either organization uncovers Grimm’s mad science… and perhaps use it for their own gain?
Don’t blink, True Believers! Don’t even look away! This is one triple gambit of trouble you don’t want to miss!

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Wyldfire broke up the plans of Oscorp and the Society of Rao, but agreed to help a young woman and her brother out of a tight spot. Robin Finn, an Oscorp Field Technician, asked Wyldfire to help rescue her brother, Trevor, from the grip of AIM.
The criminal organization has been holding Trevor hostage to force Miss Finn to steal Oscorp secrets for them. To add further insult to injury, AIM has been forcing Trevor to help them. That way, they can use him as a scapegoat for their heists if Robin tried to turn on AIM.
Compared to corporate secret projects and fanatical extra-terrestrial terrorists, this seems simple on the surface. But AIM is always full of surprises.
All Wyldfire has to do is…
… using their wits, contacts, and other resources, track down the whereabouts of Trevor Finn.
A Little Sleuthing Later…
The team uncovers suspicious information…

  • A new gang of thieves are hitting shipments in the port at Riverside, the Suicide Slum district. Their latest theft? Experimental tech from LexCorp warehouses.
  • Unexplained patches of moss and soil are left behind at the Riverside thefts. The soil is a good match for the old Ironworks area north of Metropolis.
  • The moss turns out to be a mysterious hybrid plant, made from at least five other plants. One of which is the rare ghost orchid that grows around Vibora Bay.
  • It seems that AIM is discreetly looking to hire someone skilled at cultivating orchids.
  • Despite AIM’s quiet hiring effort, publicly, AIM is avoiding all of Metropolis!
  • Last, even though most of the factories in the area of the old Ironworks are abandoned and up for sale, one might not be so empty: the Lincoln Industries factory complex. Interestingly, that complex is in the area where local power brownouts have been taking place.
  • This sends them off with a promising place to check: the Lincoln Industries facilities.
    Wyldfire has uncovered plenty at the old factory. More of the unusual moss and plenty of ill-advised engineering!
    The moss is part of ill-advised experiment involving cybenetically integrating it with a clockwork robotic skeleton made of Covatrinium, an unusual metal made from the San Sebastian Swamp earth outside of Vibora Bay.
    As the the ‘plasma generator’, while it looks to generate massive amounts of electricity, AIM notes refer to it as a Chroniton generator. Could this be a massive generator to control and generate a Chroniton Wave Effect known to produce quantum level alterations in matter… and people?
    During their conversation with the rogue AIM agents, Trevor Finn and Grant Mason, there is no doubt that AIM, specifically Dr. Hogan Grimm, are behind this. Grimm’s plans are nothing short of a possible assault on the city. It could simply be against Metropolis’ infrastructure, or it could be against the city and its inhabitants!
    Team Luthor presents a new wrinkle. Under orders form Lex Luthor himself, the power-armored assault force of Team Luthor is to turn over every rock and building for the stolen Chroniton generators. But it isn’t the generators they want. Instead, they’re after the mysterious focusing crystals found inside!
    … there are questions to be answered!
    … what are these ‘focusing crystals’? What makes them so important to LexCorp that they would send out their elite security forces to track them down?
    …Dr. Grimm, supposedly, plans to “green” Metropolis. What does that mean?
    … the rogue AIM agents mentioned that Grimm constantly mentions a ‘Her’. Who is this mysterious ‘Her’ at the core of Grimm’s plans to possibly merge or mutate Metropolis itself?



    Relations > Protagonists   Wyldfire!
  • Feral
  • Amythyst
  • Steven Reynolds
  • Don Blake
  • Adel Urda-Na
  • Allies

  • Trevor Finn, rogue AIM cyber-commando. The young man who was the original goal but now has brought a warning of a bigger threat for the team to handle.
  • Grant Mason, rogue AIM cyber-commando. AIM applied physics and quantum particle scientist who agrees with Trevor that what Dr. Grimm is attempting is beyond the bounds of even AIM's shaky grasp of 'ethics'.
  • Competitors

  • Team Luthor. From robotic drones, cybernetics, power armor and even meta powers, this highly trained team of security specialists are dedicated to Lex Luthor himself. For them to be involved, Lex Luthor had to have sent them personally...
  • Hammer Empire. A deadly terrorist organzation with shadowy goals. Often, they are behind attempts to destabilize governments of cities and countries when they are not working to topple mega-corporations. All in the name of a new world order... specifically theirs.
  • Adversaries

  • Advanced Idea Mechanics, also known as "AIM". The criminal organization that brings a whole new meaning to 'lack of ethics' and put the 'mad' in 'mad science' are always a problem. But historically they work for the highest bidder. Just who is paying them now?
  • Dr. Hogan Grimm. Renegade scientist and lone exile from the mysterious Eureka Settlement for unethical scientific research. He appears to be working for AIM. But is he? Or is he using AIM for his own ends?
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