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If there's something you want to know about the world, or perhaps a suggestion, post them here please.  Once I've confirmed it, I can add it to the world Info thread.

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Perhaps some more details on AEGIS itself, since it's going to play a definite part in Columbian's story?

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AEGIS was founded in 1945 shortly after the first metahumans began to show up on the public stage.   What  was initially a small agency meant to monitor the activities of these people with powers soon became one of the most important, and secretive government agencies.   Foreign powers knew more about NASA than they did AEGIS for the first forty years of its existence.  In 1990, with the fall of the Berlin Wall,  AEGIS began to quietly share information with America's Allies, In the name of stopping some of the worst villains from getting their schemes off the ground.

Blessed with overarching authority, AEGIS was respected by most who knew it, and local agencies were instructed to yield all metahuman matters to the AEGIS agents onsite.   This chaffed for many, but AEGIS's reach was quite long, and after several examples, wisely there were few issues.   

In the modern day, the World is aware of AEGIS, just not the extent of their reach, nor the scope of their operations and research.     Always on the bleeding edge of technology, few entities can boast better or equal access to Metatech, as it's called.     AEGIS takes regulating this type of technology very seriously, and those who intentionally violate their regulations risk their reputations and livelyhood.

Based out of the Triskelion, A Massive man-made Island complex in the Potomac River (real world East Potomac Park Island) AEGIS is well positioned to react to defend the Capital from attacks, foreign and domestic.   

The Triskelion is only about 40 stories tall, but not even the agents who work there know how many sub-levels they have.   What is known is there are hangars for jet-craft, and pens for Submarine Carriers that AEGIS uses to patrol  the Atlantic.


Aegis field teams always operate in groups of 6, with one leader,  two support operatives, two field operatives, and one specialist tailored to the mission at hand.  Team leaders are often capable of any function to a degree.   Roughly one in one hundred operatives are metahuman, often seeming to be a normal person until they use their abilities.

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How well known are our PCs in this world? I'm guessing that Starsign has been on the news quite a bit. The Columbian is also probably well known.

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how well known each of the PCs are in public or private persona's is something I've largely left up to each of you.   If you've done alot in the public eye then expect to be well known.   Otherwise probably not so well known.   I'd expect that since your character is a nobel winner, he's well known at least in medical circles, in his normal identity.   The Astovik twins are likely well known as well.   i won't insist on such, but that's just my take.    

 

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I was asking more in terms of our metahuman personae. In this world, superheroes are probably still news, but I wasn't sure if they would still be so interesting if there are too many of us. 

Yes, I would agree that LeSayge is well known in medical circles. Possibly even scientific circles, too. As for Doc Psypher, I feel that he's been operating in the public eye, mostly in New Jersey. I hadn't really thought about it, though. I'm guessing that he has revealed his metahuman nature to the local police. That would suggest that AEGIS knows about him, too. I definitely believe he would have told his girlfriend and his best friend.

As for the general public? I'm guessing that his secret would still remain a secret. LeSayge has a lot to atone for in his life. He certainly wouldn't want to endanger helpless innocents if he can help it.

However, if his metahuman status was known to the general public, that would also mean that his old bosses at Sangreal Pharmaceuticals would know, too.😉

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Like I said I'm leaving that up to each of you.   the only thing you can be assured of is that if you've been a hero more than a month, AEGIS has a file on you.

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