Specter, Chapter 6: The Heroic and the Thwarted



Welcome back! The battle continues at Paragon Networks' data center, located in the heart of the Atlantic City Research Park! Our heroes, the Wyldfire team, are locked in a deadly triple threat from three different criminal organizations.
The first two, Oscorp Industries and the fanatical Society of Rao, may be working together on a nefarious, perhaps even diabolical scheme. But then there is the Card Shark Syndicate, whose only goal seems to be uncovering what valuable, secret data is there to steal for a profit!
No matter how you cut these cards, True Believers, our heroes have been dealt a bad hand!
Unfortunately for our heroes, things may go from bad to worse. Card Shark, leader of the syndicate that bears his criminal alias, has tried for months to digitally crack the security at Paragon Networks with no success. Frustrated, he’s resorted to tried-and-true methods of a building invasion.
But! The thief crew, lead by One-Eyed Jack, isn’t Card Shark’s only play. Waiting in the wings are backup syndicate Deck Agents waiting to be dealt in!
Though have no fear, True Believers, our heroes aren’t without hope. Little do they know that they have mysterious hidden allies close by already working to assist them with this diabolical discard pile of crime!
Will our heroes be forced to fold, leaving one of the missing New York meta-human kidnap victims in the merciless clutches of Oscorp Industries and the Society of Rao? Can our heroes double down and stop Card Shark’s play at a brutal snatch and grab of valuable corporate secrets?
It’s anyone’s bet at this point, True Believers! Let’s see if our heroes have found a way out!

This is Not Stan Lee saying ...




Strange rumors send the Wyldfire team to investigate a modest and nondescript Oscorp Lab building on the southern edge of the Metropolis Research Park. Sources suggest Oscorp has some connection between five missing ooze victims in New York and a shadowy bio-genetic “special project” for “life enhancement”.
This is compounded by the fact that Oscorp is one of the companies studying the mutagenic ooze from the New York.
Wyldfire’s mission
  • slip into Oscorp, look for any sign of the missing five from New York
  • while there, check the lab’s database and samples to see if they are indeed connected to the violently mutagenic ooze from New York.
  • If the missing people are there, quietly free them and get them to safety.
  • If the company is operating a shadow project involving the ooze, now considered a toxic and controlled substance, get copies of the research to send to the authorities.

  • Once they arrived...
    The plan, to use a "Bloodmobile" and administering company sponsored vaccines to the employees, went off without a hitch. Medkit and Dr. Blake provided cover, while the others searched the building. In no time, the search turned up:
  • Oscorp is indeed using the mutagenic ooze samples from New York for some new, and possibly dangerous, 'enhancement' project.
  • Some results of this project may already be up and about! The building is guarded by not just Oscorp security in various forms, but also a collection of mysterious "Oscorp Protectors"!
  • Oscorp seems to have access to Kryptonian technology! Devices they are not supposed to have!
  • And last... and most important... they have one of the missing kidnap victims from New York!

  • Fortunately, the plan worked… mostly…
    The team has liberated one of the missing kidnap victims, research samples, copies of research report data, and a Kryptonian Tri-comm being used by Oscorp! As a bonus, they recovered a mysterious ‘replicant’ type android made from a mysterious polymer.
    They know from a surprise ally in the form of an Oscorp Field Tech, that the other kidnap victims have been taken to a location in Jersey, an off-shore platform, or both!
    And then, there is this “Dr. Joara Zarn-Del”, a scientist from New Krypton who seems to be the silent partner in Oscorp’s current escapades. What is her stake in this? The team doesn’t know, but the clues suggest something sinister.

    A little tech help from ShadowStar pointed the team at a mild-mannered data center in Atlantic City, owned by Paragon Networks Ltd. This unassuming location was not only housing several actively used servers by Oscorp Industries but also was renting warehouse space out to Oscorp!
    After the clever use of false IDs, the team has made their way inside the building. Using their clever ruse, they have uncovered that Oscorp Industries is renting the warehouse for their own nefarious purposes.
    Also, Oscorp is not alone! They are working with an extra-terrestrial threat. The mysterious, and fanatical, Society of Rao! Kryptonians bent on returning to the “Kryptonian Way”. A philosophy that caused the doom of their original homeworld!
    But wait! There’s more!
    Now, Card Shark's goons have added a third threat to the already volatile mix. Now, with the stakes already high, Wyldfire must…
  • Decipher the meaning behind what is being downloaded and by whom off the servers in the data center… and why is Oscorp working with a group of Kryptonian fanatics?
  • Rescue what may very well be one of the missing New York meta-humans who is bound and kept under guard in that rented warehouse!
  • Check for any more information as to how deep Dr. Zarn-Del’s is involved. Is she a silent partner? Or active participant?

  • And last, but never least…
  • Find a way to defuse what may be a classic Card Shark smash and grab of protected, and valuable, information inside the data center!
  • Relations


  • Dr. Beast, the jovial Dr. Henry Horatio Edward McCoy, mutant and scientific expert of bio-powers and genetics. A long time ally of Wyldfire.
  • ShadowStar, Tina Grewal. A member of Wyldfire who is also their resident technology specialist and hacker with a devious streak.
  • Adversaries

  • Oscorp Industries
  • Advanced Idea Mechanics otherwise known as AIM! Are they involved? Or is their blackmail of an Oscorp Field Tech's family member just an unhappy coincidence?
  • Dr. Joara Zarn-Del, Kryptonian scientist from New Krypton. Is she friend? Or foe?
  • The Society of Rao, a mysterious Kryptonian criminal organization bent on restarting the destructive and dogmatic "Kryptonan Way".
  • Backdrops


    The hustle and bustle of Atlantic City, specifically the building for Paragon Networks Limited in the Atlantic City Research Park area.
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