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AIMing to Misbehave: Chapter 5



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After dealing with mysterious clockwork moss and an ambush by Team Luthor with their assault drones, a bit of sleuthing was just what the doctor ordered!
The trip to the Infinity Foundation proved helpful as the Wyldfire team uncovered more than they expected. Using Dr. Henry “Beast” McCoy’s lab, the heroes got to work on what they recovered from the Lincoln Industries complex. In no time at all, clues appeared!
That strange moss? They learned it was ‘programmable’. The serum that agitated the moss? A powerful mutagen that also emitted traces of rare cobalt gamma radiation as a side effect.
Then there was the metal covatrinium. An expensive composite metal, produced from the unique minerals found in the San Sebastian Swamp around Vibora Bay! This metal, while nigh invulnerable similar to promethium, possesses the interesting side effect of absorbing and even storing energy like a battery.
Armed with this, Wyldfire devised a plan to get ahead of AIM.
Per to Trevor Finn, AIM rotates where they drop off stolen corporate assets to use in projects. Using this, and the cobalt gamma radiation detectors, the heroes plan to track down AIM’s next supply drop! With any luck, they hope to find a clue to where AIM has their temporary lab in the Ironworks district.
It’s a solid plan! But will it be that easy? AIM is known for their amoral mad science, but most overlook their obsessive attention to detail. It isn’t uncommon for them to have counter-plans ready to use.
Meanwhile, stung by their defeat by the heroes in the office complex, Team Luthor has regrouped. The assault drone team is triangulating the location of AIM while preparing for another encounter with Wyldfire.
But, what about Hammer Empire? The third player in this game of cat and mouse has kept to the shadows. Using their knowledge of Wyldfire, AIM, and Team Luthor, the shadowy organization has spread out to cast a technological net around all three, just to recover what AIM has stolen from them!
It’s a primed powder keg looking to pop, True Believers! All with our heroes sitting right on the top! Can they defuse this dire scheme before it gets out of control?
I don’t know about you, but my money’s on Wyldfire!

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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!
    Then, there is Hammer Empire. A shadowy organization who doesn’t suffer thieves or being robbed lightly. Especially by the likes of AIM!
    But wait!
    Armed with what they learned at the Infinity Foundation labs, the Wyldfire team is using experimental detectors to track down the trace emissions of cobalt gamma radiation! The same energy given off by the unique AIM serum used to mutate the Java moss.
    Combined with what Medkit, or Dr. Steven Reynolds, found in his investigation into the mysterious Dr. Grimm’s past, the team looks to ambush AIM during a transfer of their ill-gotten gains! Perhaps then, they’ll get the answers they are looking for.
    Answers to such questions as…
    … 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'.
  • Dr. Beast, our very own, blue-furred, renowned scientist and chief researcher of Infinity Foundation. A long time ally of the team.
  • Tesla Coil, the genius inventor of the Knights Vigilant hero team in New York City, and one half the brilliant talent behind Questworks Engineering, Ltd.
  • Donata, keen mind behind the inventions used by the hero team, Mouse Force and the other half of Questworks Engineering, Ltd.
  • ShadowStar, technologist and "Ghost in the Machine" for the Wyldfire team!
  • 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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