Chuckg Posted October 9, 2016 Share Posted October 9, 2016 Myself, Pendaran, BcAugust, and metaphysician of the Ancient Aberrant group have started a new high-power nova game to go alongside with that, with meta DM'ing. It's a 2008 start date modern-day campaign, with very high level novas (we've always liked shaking the pillars of heaven). So far we're two sessions in and hope to have more, although our eternal nemesis -- scheduling conflicts -- has already started again. Meta is DM'ing this one. A brief overview of the PCs: Justinian Dragos -- Pendaran's character, Justinian Dragos is a young Greek billionaire CEO with all the money in the world. His nova powers are magnetic control, enhanced intellect, and all the mega-socials at a ridiculous level. Having erupted as a teenager, after a brief career as a regional defender he inherited his father's corporation and rapidly powerlevellled it into one of the leading megacorporations on the planet Earth, rivalled only by DeVries International and Project Utopia itself for size. While DV of course monopolizes the elite market with a strong minority in natural resource exploitation, and Utopia is Utopia, Dragos Industries does everything else, and does it everywhere the other two aren't always welcome. Justinian's current objectives are to find out the secret history of the world, and to safeguard and protect novas from whatever threats might try to manipulate or use them without screwing over the rest of the world in the process. He sees both of these goals as the path to his life's dream, uplifting the world by the potential of all such that dwell in it. Justinian also had a brief dalliance with -- he describes it as 'a very hazardous extended undercover operation' -- into the Teragen, as he felt it necessary to investigate their claims into having a cure for Taint. After learning what he needed to know, and finding out it wasn't what he hoped for, he left. Technically Justinian Dragos is a Pantheon member, because he has successfully attained the Chrysalis and guided a minimum of one other person through their own Chrysalis... although neither Justinian himself nor any member of the Pantheon would ever actually agree that he was. As you might guess, his relationships with all the other nova power blocs are complicated. However, as he has sufficient resources to be a power bloc in his own right (no, seriously -- its a very high-level campaign and the player paid for multiple 6-dot Backgrounds), he remains as yet unmolested. John Holland - my own character, John Holland is a man with a mysterious past. (Cipher 6) His nova attributes are maxed-out mega-dex, respectable levels in all the physicals, maxed-out Intuition and Psychic Shield, maxed-out Mega-Wits, minor mega-intellect (with tactical and investigative prodigy), moderate mega-manipulation, and high mega-perception. He also has Quantum Blast 5 bought with the custom limitation 'must be firing a gun', defined as the ability to quantum-charge ordinary bullets with dark energy/phantom mass so that when fired they hit like railgun slugs. He can put an ordinary 9mm round lengthwise through a main battle tank, and he's quite likely the greatest nova marksman in the world as well as highly skilled at pretty much all normal special-operations type skills. Publicly, John serves as the Chief Security Officer for Dragos Industries. Not-so-publicly, he is Dragos' personal assassin. Not that Dragos often uses such methods, but competition at this level pretty much mandates an elite response from time to time. Which admittedly isn't a far cry from what John did in his pre-eruption life as one of the pre-N-Day world's most experienced baseline freelance hit men (which is exactly why he paid for Cipher-6 -- his eruption changed his physical age and appearance, and his prior persona is on record as having died in the Sao Paolo blast, so nothing can connect the man he used to be to the man he now is), although since his eruption cured his borderline sociopathy and gave him a newfound empathy for the suffering of innocents he at least does it for far more ethical reasons now. John's past is a secret that he hasn't told anyone, except Dragos and his inner circle. Dr. Rose McGowan -- BcAugust's character. Dr. Rose McGowan, M.D., is an experienced Warper, one of the most powerful healers on Earth-Aberrant, and a highly talented biochemist, administrator, and PR person. The scion of a politically-well-connected and wealthy family in the US Northeast, she was the out-of-wedlock daughter of the family's 'black sheep'. Despite her eruption in medical school and its opportunity to return to the family fold as a major and valued family asset, she entirely spurned involvement in her family's business to instead embark on a career of volunteering for charity operations in Third World countries. She rapidly graduated to running those charity operations, to the point where 'Dr. Rose' is now first-among-equals/nova spokesperson/unelected queen of Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, etc, etc., etc, and all the other charity and humanitarian NGOs that haven't been dragged kicking and screaming into the Utopia umbrella yet. Her admission to Dragos' inner circle is a recent thing, as the campaign opened with said NGOs realizing that Utopia simply wasn't going to suffer their competition in the 'save the world' market sector for much longer and that they couldn't hope to compete with a nova-backed megacorp on their own. Fortunately, Dragos was looking to expand into not just large charitable donations but actually having Dragos Industries have a major charity and humanitarian foundation of its own, and Dr. McGowan was just the person to be made the director of it. Prominent NPCs Lynn Ijiri (Ally on Dragos' character sheet) - Chief Operating Officer for Dragos Industries, she is pretty much the Pepper Potts to his Tony Stark. Her nova powers are being a super-administrator... and also an invisible, intangible ninja if need be. Sarcastic, pragmatic, and infinitely patient, she is the person who actually handles all the day-to-day details so that everybody else can do the work. But don't let that girl-next-door facade fool you. When push comes to shove, she can be more ruthless than John Holland. Ismet Arslan (Ally on Dragos' character sheet) - Chief Technology Officer for Dragos Industries, Ismet is one of the world's greatest nova geniuses. Having originally erupted as highly Tainted, his unbelievably brilliant mind was essentially incapable of communicating with anyone except another nova mega-genius, and he was in distinct danger of going insane. Ismet is the person Justinian Dragos has taken through the Chrysalis... which did have the benefit of removing his mental aberrations and leaving him a sane, functional personality yet again. Of course, it also mutated him into an 8-foot-tall red-skinned giant spouting bone spurs from his major joints and with a giant wild mane of hair, but you can't have everything. Personality-wise, Ismet is benign but largely detached from conventional morality, and maintains primarily out of gratitude to the man who saved his sanity and continuing interest at the endlessly complicated puzzles and challenges that being both the chief of R&D for a world-spanning megacorp and the chief science consultant for the man trying to penetrate the veils of secrecy around the various nova conspiracies of the world can bring. As you might guess, a major theme of this campaign is that the players like the idea of what Utopia should be, but don't like Utopia, so they're going to try and do it themselves. Add in that Dragos & Holland have done enough investigations to at least hear the name 'Proteus' and have dark suspicions (while none of the PCs have much use for the Aberrants, Slider was a personal friend of Holland's and everything the Aberrants have turned up in their investigations, Dragos made sure to get a copy of via friends of friends), and, well, there you are. 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