Tales of justice Energy Crisis

Energy Crisis

Life, Crime


Mysterious sporadic power losses and brownouts are a danger in this wintry time to regular citizens. They're also strange. Professor Jean-Claude Gironde is tired of these repeat interruptions. He drafts the first three "Special Projects" staff members he finds: Rissa, Steven, and Martin. He brings them to Thomas, who says he has found something "very interesting" about the brownout pattern.

On first investigation, Wyldfire determines the bad guy to be a Card Shark Syndicate underboss named "Lowball". In the process of thwarting him, Feral has fun pouncing on some low-level Cards and saying: "Blackjack says 'Bonjour!'", a personal amusement that stops only when she gets shot pretty badly. She considers that a fair trade.

I will crew for you any time!
— allegedly rescued 8 of Clubs from Card Shark Syndicate whom Feral "rescued" from "monsters" (i.e., the rest of the team Wyldfire Adventures: "Energy Crisis"; Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Feral {gets heavily shot up by snipers}
Doc: That didn't go as planned.
— Rissa's one point from unconscious. Probably woulda gone better without double ones on a "TK the guns" check; Wyldfire Adventures: "Energy Crisis"; Friday, February 3rd, 2012

On follow-up investigation, M.A.T.R.I.X. may be the actual bad guys behind this. Ohhh, this is not good!

Amythyst: Thunderstrike, hit her!
Thunderstrike: What do you think I'm trying to do!
Amythyst: That's an ENEMY!
Thunderstrike: I'm trying to find out if she's into mud wrestling here!
— Amythyst and Thunderstrike regarding the disguised Dusk from M.A.T.R.I.X. mind-screwing TS; Wyldfire Adventures: "Energy Crisis"; Friday, April 13th, 2012
It's like if Sam Raimi and Geiger had a baby!
Thunderstrike regarding Dawn's hair-wire-fu; Wyldfire Adventures: "Energy Crisis"; Friday, April 13th, 2012

At the climax, we discover that someone from Gotham City known as the Clock King is, in fact, calling all the shots on this caper. Sometimes literally!

Look! Doc's wearing a disguise!
Skyburner, on discovering that (via Area of Effect attack) he had zotted Doc nearly unconscious; Wyldfire Adventures: "Energy Crisis"; Friday, April 13th, 2012

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