AIMing to MIsbehave: Chapter 6
GREETINGS TRUE BELIEVERS!
Last time, our heroes had scouted out the abandoned park and underground parking deck in the Ironworks District. This was supposedly one of the many locations AIM was using to transfer its ill-gotten goods between project teams. Wyldfire hoped to catch AIM in the act, getting the jump on the masterminds of mad science.
As it happened, our heroes hit the jackpot! But not quite in the way they expected.
In the underground parking deck far below the park, AIM had set up a checkpoint to transfer stolen goods. Power regulators? Focusing Lenses? Hammer Empire energy sensor prototypes? Not in the least, True Believers!
This time, the misguided misfits of mad science have stolen, yet again, another LexCorp experimental generator. A crime that will surely draw the deadly attention of LexCorp’s elite security, Team Luthor.
But, our heroes also discovered they weren’t the only ones with an eye on AIM!
In a nearby empty office building, currently under renovation, Feral and Dr. Adel uncovered a secret room in a security office. Inside, it came complete with all to familiar matte-black communication gear, equipment, and more with a chilling symbol of a fist holding a lightning bolt.
The Hammer Empire!
Between a hastily made camera drone, careful stealth, and a bit of luck, the heroes find that the Hammer Empire is also in the parking deck. Are they observing AIM? Perhaps they’re taking aim to steal what the mad engineers rightfully stole!
There was only one way to find out! A quick message from Feral to the Hammer Empire team was that exact way: an offer to talk.
But! Will the Hammer Empire agree?
Meanwhile, while the heroes open negotiations with one of the most ruthless criminal organizations in the world, Team Luthor was hard at work. They dispatched dozens of seeker drones across the Ironworks District. They equipped each one with experimental gamma radiographic sensors, tuned to the unique connectors built into the LexLabs’ Chroniton Generator prototypes. The drones quickly converged on a particular abandoned park in the Ironworks District!
It’s time for our heroes to do some tense talking, True Believers! Time isn’t on their side. Can they negotiate with the Hammer Empire and stop AIM? Especially before AIM makes off with their crates of stolen loot?
The stakes are getting higher, True Believers! Let’s check in on our heroes and see what they’ve come up with!
This is Not Stan Lee saying ...
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…
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!
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.
Scouting out an abandoned park, they find AIM conducting a deal with more stolen technology. But! They’re not alone! In the shadows, a Hammer Empire team is watching AIM… and Wyldifre!
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!
I love the new Wyldfire field database.what a great idea to add to a plot or session recap.
C. B. Ash
Thanks! It (hopefully) also helps with team collaboration!