Dave ST Posted June 24, 2017 Share Posted June 24, 2017 Mutants and Masterminds: Hero Academy! Season 1, Episode 1 "Welcome to Hero High" Freedom City! *mumble, mumble* Huh? Th-that was second edition? *mumble, mumble* Oh, they are on the other coast now? They just moved the setting to the other coast? Fine, whatever, why is it called Emerald City? *mumble, mumble* Because I'm a method narrator, I need to immerse myself into the narration! You know what... fine, I'll just... I'll just wing it! Ehem... Emerald City! Shining jewel of the West Coast! It is here that we find another school year beginning for the young women and men of Central California! As lunches are packed, outfits are changed numerous times, and buses are missed the latest class of Claremont Academy's exclusive student roster have arrived for what guarantees to be an interesting year... The campus was closed to the media. Every year around this time, it was a circus of reporters and tabloid magazines trying to snap a few clicks of Claremont Academy's newer student roster. Dr. Lucian Hunt, who over saw the day-to-day of Claremont ensured the public that, unlike it's Freedom City counterpart, did not train young teens to be super heroes. The goal of Claremont Emerald City was to focus exclusively on higher education. Was he lying? No, of course not. There was not plane hidden under the basket ball courts or secret base under the school, they school was dedicated to educating teens to face the trials ahead of them in life. As far as a class went, it was pretty small. Only few handfuls of students were attending the Academy this year, although it was common for that number to flux upward or downward as the year went on. Unlike Freedom Claremont, Emerald Claremont was super exclusive and not even the faculty seemed to know why... The new-year students arrived in the visitor parking lot, being dropped off by parents, guardians, or driving themselves and already the atmosphere of Claremont overwhelmed them. The main double gates seem to engulf them underneath the portico-style gate tower. On the wall next to the entrance is a plaque that reads: “The Claremont Academy for the Gifted, Scientia Potentia Est”. ["Knowledge is power.", all students, even new ones, know the schools motto.] From the parking lots they moved under the massive gate tower and walked into the huge Main Quad, an open air courtyard surrounded on all sides by school buildings. A circle of grass is stamped in the middle of the yard; at its center, like a spoke in a wheel, is a statue of a proud-looking Dr. Charles Claremont. All around the Quad are benches for sittinf and a few trees that seem to be perfect reading spots. Currently, there was a podium set up in front of the statue where all the faculty seemed to be gathering as well as students who appeared to have done this once or twice or before and knew how it worked. 'When in doubt, blend in' seemed the motto of the day. The sky was blue and the weather warm, perfect for an outdoor orientation. The atmosphere was the typical 'high school dread' feeling, of being surrounded by strangers, on all sides except in this place everyone seemed fit, attractive, rich, smart, or on a few occasions... all of the above. There were exceptions and no one was by any means 'perfect', in fact everyone just seemed rather on the higher end scale of normal aside from the alarmingly few of them there were. Students talked amongst themselves and the volume rose, as was common among teenagers. They all swapped summer stories and tales of their trips abroad, group selfies were taken to extremes, hugs were lavished on missed besties and the loners looked upon all of it with disgust, because, after all, life is sooooo hollow. There in the quad, among strangers and friends the new class of Claremont Academy waited for orientation to begin... Spoiler If it's in brackets [like this] then I'm notifying you OOC during an IC post. I also use it to note skill rolls that are passive, such as: [Qi, Expertise: Theology] Atop Kim Li The Butcher's desk is a very old copy of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Scriptures. Why would he have a copy of those? [Spellstone, Expertise: Magic] The door thrums with mystic vibrations, the wards are complex, but you noticed it in time before Bastion triggered the trap... (always in a hurry to punch through a door) Alright, time for the obligatory intro post guys/gals. You know the drill. I've intentionally not singled out any of the NPCs yet because to you guys they all look like strangers and these first few posts are more about you than the school, the students or the plot. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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