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  • The Return of Argal

    Waking from a precognitive dream, [[:61434 | Talismonger]] rushed out to the [[Halcyon Building]], where he went searching for a mad bomber, linked to his dream. He found the saboteur in the elevator shaft, planting some kind of strange device. …

  • gisinibi_1

    It was a cold night in Gateway City. The kind of night that tells you winter is here. The docks were deserted, save for one old man with a bottle in his hand. The old man looked up from his drunker reverie, out onto the vast, choppy expanse of the lake. …

  • gisinibi_2

    [[gisinibi_1 | When we last left our heroes...]]


    Sitting in the appropriated Staff Lounge of [[stjude | St. Jude's Hospital]], [[:twoyoungmen | John Twoyoungmen]] explained the next step to the assembled heroes ([[:january | January]], [[:61434 …

  • RadioActives Attack!

    A call goes out for heroes to aid the police. There has been a theft at a government-run research lab, and super-criminals are involved! [[:60918 | Jeneal]] and [[:61434 | Talismonger]] arrive on the scene, to see a large hole blown in the building, …

  • Not Street Legal

    The mayor has been attacked at the opening of the Gateway City Auto Expo! Reports say that a gang of thugs busted in with souped-up cars, took control of the Expo, and forced [[:mayor_bennett | Mayor Bennett]] to take refuge in a back room. [[:61048 | …

  • Hard Day's Fight

    The heroes were called on by [[:henderson | Captain Henderson]] of the GCPD as support in a hostage situation. An armoured man had taken [[BioNext Medical Research]] hostage, and wired several floors with explosives in order to prevent being disturbed. …

  • Talismonger Must Die!!!

    When Alec O'Connor, the star forward of the [[Gateway City Longshoremen | Longshoremen]], disappeared off the field during a match, it was inevitable that [[:61434 | Talismonger]] would get involved. The fact that [[:flashpoint | Flashpoint]] was at the …

  • Night of the Living Morgue

    Strange things were happening all over the city. [[The Tao]] was dealing with a series of robberies at Happy Zap Electronics in [[Chinatown | Chinatown]] when a naked woman attempted to break into a nearby store. Her head had been stove in, and she …

  • Cookbook's Big Score

    A blast sounded across the downtown area! On a street overlooking Emerald Park, [[:72280 | Cookbook]] leaped from the debris cloud, carrying a hockey bag stuffed with gold! Unfortunately for the anarchist, [[:61048 | Pacifier]] and [[:greypatriot | The …

  • Shadows of Olympia

    What seemed to be a natural fog, coming across the nearby lake to cover Gateway City, stayed unnaturally long: three weeks. Flights could not land, including the one carrying a big-name performer for [[:white_dwarf | White Dwarf]]’s circus. Vehicles could …

  • The Chaos Principle

    Upon hearing that his friend [[:ben_knightsley |Dr. Ben Knighsley]] had been threatened, [[:solar | Solar]] helped the GCPD to assemble a team of heroes to protect the good doctor during his journey to New York to consult on a new device to contain …

  • The Conquerers, pt. I

    A siren blares through Gateway City, alerting all heroes. There has been a prison break from [[Hexagon Prison]]! [[:nightstick | Nick Tyler]] is first on the scene, pulling up to the prison on the outskirts of Gateway City with new superhero [[: …

  • The Conquerers, pt. II

    [[:nightstick | Nick Tyler]] contacts his scientist associate [[:ben_knightsley | Ben Knightsley]], asking him if the superhuman [[:solar | Solar]] can be of any assistance in transporting them to Argal's spaceship. Dr. Knightsley explains that while …

  • Running Hot!

    War has erupted on the streets of [[Southside | Southside]], and the city's heroes are feeling the effects. While helping with a renovation of public housing, [[:pillar | Pillar]] hears a crackle-crack, and looks out to see a nearby warehouse on fire! The …

  • Lord Tyrannos Returns!

    For our heroes, things began when [[:cabbie | The Cabbie]] spotted four men with guns bundling a wriggling laundry sack into a van. Ridding himself of his fare, The Cabbie took off in pursuit, and within scant seconds had stopped the fleeing van. [[:solar …

  • A Little Problem

    After picking up [[:white_dwarf | White Dwarf]] up as a fare, [[:cabbie | The Cabbie]] heard an alarm coming over his radio. When they arrived, they found a few fist-sized round holes in a 4th story window. After making a new entrance with his cab, The …

  • Winter's Hunger

    Our story begins when [[:cabbie | The Cabbie]] became aware of a series of mysterious disappearances. [[:talismonger | Talismonger]], learning of them, was convinced that they were linked to a dark premonition he had had -- someone was trying to raise [[: …

  • Home Page

    Gateway City is a collaborative pick-up superhero game. Gateway City is nearly a blank slate, intentionally. The idea is to let the players establish the setting. If a detail is important, then someone will establish it. If a detail isn't important, then …

  • Main Page

    [[Series Ground Rules | Ground Rules]] [[Adventure Generator | Adventure Generator]]


    [[General Setting | General Setting]] [[Locations]] [[People]] [[Organizations]]
    [[Wiki Basics | Wiki Basics]]

  • Series Ground Rules

    h3. *Game Mechanics* We'll be using the Icons rules, with the listed [[House Rules]]. Characters will be made at the Super-Powered power level (75 points + 25 flaws). Most characters will be at the Professional experience level (125 points + 30 …

  • General Setting

    h3. *The World* * It is a world where superheroes have appeared, albeit not in huge numbers, since the Second World War. The presence of these heroes and villains are noted, but it has not had a huge effect on society. * The world accepts the …

  • Southside

    Southside is a working-class neighbourhood originally settled by Irish immigrants. While other groups have moved in, it's still a strong hub of Irish-American activity. h3. Places of Note * [[O'Flanagan's Pub]] * [[stjude | St. Jude's Hospital]]

  • Chinatown

    Gateway City's Chinatown is relatively small, but it is a vibrant presence nonetheless. A low-rent, working-class neighbourhood, it is seeing the beginnings of gentrification. Of particular note are the architectural designs of Derek Yi, which combine …

  • ARSENAL

    ARSENAL Arms is one of Gateway City's major employers. A weapons manufacturer whose history goes back to the mid-19th century, today ARSENAL is one of the largest arms designers and manufacturers in the world, thanks largely to their current CEO, [[:61057 …

  • Gateway Prison

    A state prison facility located on the outskirts of Gateway City. In addition to being a maximum-security prison, it also has limited holding facilities for superhuman criminals, though it is not equipped for them to serve out their sentences there.

  • O'Flanagan's Pub

    A typical dark and smoky Irish pub... the kind where you go for a pint and watch the "Football" game.

  • Wiki Basics

    h1. Wiki Basics _This was originally the default wiki main page. While I am now putting together a rudimentary index on the main page instead, this is a great tutorial for how to work the wiki's linking and formatting, so I've moved it to a …

  • Locations

    h3. Neighbourhoods * [[Midtown]] * [[Uptown]] * [[Dockside]] * [[Southside]] * [[Chinatown]] * [[Butcher's Alley | Butcher's Alley]] h3. Major Landmarks * [[Halcyon Building]] * [[Millennium Center | Millennium Center]] * [[Emerald Park]] …

  • Organizations

    h4. Hero Teams * [[The Vigilants]] h4. Government Bodies * [[Gateway City Police Department]] h4. Corporations * [[ARSENAL | ARSENAL Arms]] * [[Dunsany Corporation | The Dunsany Corporation]] * [[Polydyne Research]] h4. Charitable …

  • People

    h3. Heroes * [[:flashpoint | Flashpoint]] * [[:january | January]] * [[:60918 | Jeneal]] * [[:keil | Keil, the Last Caveman]] * [[:nightstick | Nightstick]] * [[:61048 | Pacifier]] * [[:pillar | Pillar]] * [[:61067 | Reflex]] * [[:solar | Solar …

  • Polydyne Research

    A cutting-edge research and development company. Polydyne has teams working in multiple fields, including genetic engineering and bionics research. They specialize in funding "blue-sky" projects by overlooked geniuses. One of their recent success …

  • Gateway City Police Department

    Police Chief: [[:debramanning | Debra Manning]] Deputy Police Chief: [[:nightstick | Nick Tyler]] The GCPD has a unit devoted to responding to super-criminal activity, the [[Extraordinary Crimes Unit]].

  • Halcyon Building

    One of Gateway City's landmarks, a massive high-tech skyscraper with a distinctive silhouette. Home to a number of high-technology firms. One of the building's most notable features is the massive observation deck located just below the roof.

  • Robard Towers

    An Art Deco skyscraper in downtown Gateway City. Built in the 1920s, it was once the centrepiece of the GC skyline, but has since been overshadowed by many more modern buildings. The Robard Towers overlook the lake, and the winds from the lake pass …

  • Mediwiwin

    The Mediwiwin Society are a secret league of Native American shamans and mystically-powered heroes, charged with protecting the North-Eastern tribes from evil. The Society was reputedly founded by Nanabush, a trickster figure known throughout the area in …

  • Downtown

    Downtown Gateway City is a hub of commercial activity. The downtown area is divided into [[Midtown]] and [[Uptown]].

  • stjude

    An inner-city hospital, found in Southside.

  • RadioActives

    A team of super-criminals with radiation-based powers. Current membership includes: * [[:roentgen | Roentgen]], team founder and leader. * [[:carcinoma | Carcinoma, the Living Tumour]] * [[:blastshadow | Blast Shadow]] [[:dr_radiotron | Dr. …

  • Emerald Park

    A large urban park in the middle of Gateway City. It has a bridle path with an old-style stone bridge spanning it.

  • Gateway City Longshoremen

    Gateway City's professional soccer team. Highly-placed in the league, and very popular with the Irish community of Southside, owing largely to their star forward, Alec O'Connor, a local boy.

  • The Tao

    The collective name of the super-heroes [[:61094 | Yin]] and [[:61092 | Yang]]. !(media-item-align-center){width:300px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/10498/Tao.png(Tao)!

  • Adventure Generator

    In order to generate an adventure outline, roll on the following series of tables, in order. Tables with a link move on to a different set of subtables. Villain types link to a list, not a d10-roll table. Choose an appropriate villain from the list. …

  • Villain Teams

    * [[RadioActives | The RadioActives]] * [[Heavy Metal]] * [[Chaos Syndicate | Chaos Syndicate]] * "C.R.I.M.E.":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/gc/wikis/crime

  • Villain Organizations

    * [[ARSENAL]] * [[Catch 22s|The Catch-22s]] * [[Dunsany Corporation]] * [[Manoran Fleet]] * [[Unseelie Court]]

  • Dunsany Corporation

    A major corporation with diversified interests, the Dunsany Corporation is owned and controlled entirely by [[:thegoblinking | Jareth Dunsany]].

  • Unseelie Court

    The "dark" court of Faerie, the Unseelie Court is dedicated to chaos, selfishness and malevolence. There are many rulers and nobles of the Faerie Courts. [[:thegoblinking | The Goblin King]] controls the Faerie paths that lead from Unseelie lands to …

  • Hell of Burning Off Flesh

    One of innumerable hells associated with Chinese mythology, the Hell of Burning-Off Flesh punishes those who indulge in "unclean" pursuits with the perpetual burning off of their flesh as punishment. The [[:61075 | Lord]] of this hell is both ambitious …

  • Catch 22s

    A minor gang in the [[Southside]] area of Gateway City. Recently, they have stepped up their activities, and seem to have fallen under the sway of a [[:heirophant | mysterious new leader]].

  • Attack or Assassination

    Assassinations and other attacks can be targeted against people, places or things. The villain's main goal may be to either destroy the object, or merely to sow terror. h2. Target |_=. d10|_. Attack Target| |=. 1-3 |Hero or Hero Team| |=. 4 | …

  • Theft or Kidnapping

    h2. Targets |_=.d10|_=.d10|_.Target| |=.1-6|=.--|_Object_| |=.--|=.1-4|Portable Wealth| |=.--|=.5-6|Precious Item| |=.--|=.7|Ransomable Item| |=.--|=.8-9|Prototype or Artifact| |=.7-10|=.--|_Person_| |=.--|=.1|Revenge Target| |=.--|=.2-3|Expert …

  • Hostage Situation

    |_=.d10|_=.d10|_.Hostage| |=.1-4|=.--|_Location or Area (includes bystanders)_| |=.--|=.1-5|Landmark| |=.--|=.6-7|Public Facility| |=.--|=.8-9|Private Facility| |=.5-7|=.--|_Person_| |=.--|=.1-3|Bystanders| |=.--|=.4|Contact or Ally| |=.--|=.5-8| …

  • Disaster

    |_=.d10|_=.d10|_.Disaster Type| |=.1-4|=.--|_Weather_| |=.--|=.1-3|Storm, Seasonal| |=.--|=.4-5|Storm, Unseasonal| |=.--|=.7-8|Flood| |=.--|=.9-10|Tornado| |=.5-7|=.--|_Act of God_| |=.--|=.1-3|Earthquake| |=.--|=.4-5|Large Impact| |=.--|=.6-10| …

  • Invasion or Crime Wave

    Depending on the target (choose appropriate to the Villain and Objective), this can be an organized attack against a neighbourhood, a rival organization, or the city itself. h2. Villain |_=. d10|_.Villain Type| |=.1-4|"Mastermind":http://www. …

  • Hot Rods

    A criminal gang entrenched in the illegal street-racing scene. They are led by [[:motorhead | Motorhead]], and most of them have begun taking chemical enhancements to increase their reflexes.

  • Manoran Fleet

    The battle-fleet of the Manoran Empire, ruled over by the despot [[:argal | Argal the Conqueror]].

  • The William Baldwin

    Tanker ship that [[gisinibi_1 | suffered an attack]] by [[:gisinibi | Gisinibi the Hungerer]], causing it to disappear for 4 months, then ram into the Gateway City docks. Later, the sunken wreck (sitting in the bay, just out of traffic lanes) was used …

  • BioNext Medical Research

    A small R&D firm working on next-generation neural-interface technologies for medical prosthetics. Run by [[:timmcgregor | Dr. Timothy McGregor]]. They are funded by [[Polydyne Research | Polydyne Research]] BioNext was instrumental in designing the …

  • House Rules

    h3. Reputation Instead of the usual Icons Reputation, Gateway City uses Adoration and Visibility. All player characters are assumed to be super-heroes, who fight crime and keep the city safe. Villain characters are automatically seen as dangerous …

  • Skyplex Mall

    A large, "theme park"-style shopping centre just outside of downtown Gateway City. It's biggest gimmick is its stadium-style openable roof.

  • Heavy Metal

    A nascent team of villains who use high-tech devices, especially of an industrial (rather than microtech) nature. Formed by Motorhead. h4. Membership * [[:motorhead | Motorhead]] * [[:hardcase | Hardcase]] * [[:abstract | Abstract]] _(independent …

  • The Cabbie Begins

    Max Berretti was crouched under his car, tools in reach, screwing the metal plate over the gas tank. Sweating, he mopped his brow, and then scooted out into the sudden glare of the garage. He looked at the newly installed box at the back of his car, and …

  • Chaos Syndicate

    A loosely-affiliated gang of villains who strive to provoke anarchy and chaos. h4. Known Membership * [[:72280 | Cookbook]] * [[:thegoblinking | The Goblin King]] * [[:havoc | Havoc]] * [[:midnight-sun | Midnight Sun]] * [[:motorhead | …

  • C.R.I.M.E.

    A mysterious organization, supposedly it serves as a clearing-house for super-villains for hire.

  • Dinosaur Island

    A strange island in the lake offshore of Gateway City. Transported here by the magical accident that gave the world [[:tyrannos | Lord]] and [[:l_tyrannos | Lady Tyrannos]], and [[:keil | Keil the Last Caveman]], it is a savage and untamed tropical jungle …

  • The Vigilants

    A team of Gateway City heroes who have agreed to band together in times of great danger, so as to be able to more effectively defend the world. The team came together in the wake of the founders' defeat of [[:argal | Argal]] and [[:tyrannos | Tyrannos]]' …

  • Hexagon Prison

    The first SuperMax prison in America, specifically constructed to house superhuman criminals. The nickname "The Hexagon" comes from its hexagonal structure of nested wings and yards. The exterior is solely a defensive perimeter, with security …

  • Extraordinary Crimes Unit

    The [[Gateway City Police Department | GCPD]]'s super-crimes division. It is an elite squad, comprised of SWAT-trained officers and equipped with detention trucks outfitted with power dampeners. While [[:henderson | Captain Ray Henderson]] is in charge …

  • The Foundation For Civic Responsibility

    A philanthropic organization dedicated to making good out of evil, it began as an attempt to support super-criminals attempting to straighten out their lives. It has become a multi-faceted organization, with rehabilitation and support programs for both …

  • Williams Crew

    A vicious gang from the [[Butcher's Alley]] area of Gateway City. Until recently, they were a minor gang led by Trevor "Trey" Williams. With Trey's incarceration, his genius brother [[:61093 | Franklin Williams]] has taken over the gang, equipped it with …

  • Butcher's Alley

    Gateway City's worst slum. Centres around the old stockyards, giving it its colorful name.

  • The Cabbie's First Case

    “You called him an ugly, immortal son of a bitch?” Roland asked. Max shifted the phone from one ear to the other, holding it with his shoulder so that his hands were free to wash dishes. “Yeah. First thing that came to mind. Seemed to shake him …

  • Lilithans

    Alien race of extremely small, green-skinned humanoids. One faction is led by [[:overlord-tznitpuk | Overlord Tznitpuk]].

  • Titans

    At the dawn of humanity, people anthropomorphized forces, fears and dreams to help them deal with the world around them. As time passed, the Forces divided themselves into two groups in accordance with their position toward these humans around them. The …

  • Titan-Tower

    Titans' Tower is the headquarters of the [[Titans | Titans]] in Gateway City. Hidden somewhere in [[Southside]], the Tower is equipped to house several Titans at once, and has security that would nearly keep its owner, [[:prometheus | Prometheus]], out. …

  • Olympians

    At the dawn of humanity, people anthropomorphized forces, fears and dreams to help them deal with the world around them. As time passed, the Forces divided themselves into two groups in accordance with their position toward these humans around them. The …

  • Olympia Financial

    Olympia Financial is a transnational banking and financial services corporation. Through various intermediaries, they own a stake in everything that makes the world what it is today. Secretly, Olympia Financial is a front for the [[Olympians]]. The …

  • Super Teams

    The super-teams in Gateway City are as follows: * [[The Vigilants | The Vigilants]], a group of heroes who come together to deal with threats beyond what one hero can handle on his own. * [[The Southsiders]], a loose affiliation of vigilantes at war …

  • The Southsiders

    The Southsiders are a loose affiliation of heroes who make their homes, or otherwise take an interest in Southside. Given the rampant gang activity in Southside, the Southsiders' activities have been focused on fighting the gangs. The Southsiders' …

  • The Mystics

    The Mystics are a team of supernaturally-inclined heroes who monitor mystical activity in Gateway City, and intervene when magical threats appear. They are headquartered in an other-dimensional sanctum which allows them to watch all of Gateway City from …

  • Uptown

    Uptown is a transitional downtown area, near [[Emerald Park | Emerald Park]]. Uptown includes smaller office buildings, as well as being the major entertainment area of the city, hosting theatres, shopping centres, and a sports stadium. h4. Locations …

  • Busiek Stadium

    Busiek Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the [[Uptown | Uptown]] area. It is the home of the lo[[Gateway City Longshoremen | Gateway City Longshoremen]].

  • Midtown

    Midtown is a major commercial centre, comprised of skyscrapers and other large buildings, such as the Millenium Centre. Midtown also holds [[Gateway City Police Department | police]] headquarters. h4. Locations of Note * [[Halcyon Building | Halcyon …

  • Dockside

    Dockside, or "the docks", is the port area for the city. Sitting near to both Southside and Butchers' Alley, it is a bustling commercial and industrial centre. Unfortunately, the recent economic hardships have left many Dockside warehouses empty, havens …

  • Pacifier

    Derek Bradley was an up-and-coming track star when a carjacking left him unable to walk. Always driven to overcome his limitations, he found his way to Dr. Timothy McGregor. McGregor had been developing a neural interface and prosthetic harness that would …

  • Malcolm Collins

    A third-generation weapons manufacturer, Malcolm James Collins transformed his family's company into an arms R&D powerhouse through his brilliant insights. At the same time, he expanded its holdings tenfold by ignoring every standard of decency for arms …

  • Reflex

    Douglas Katt was a talented college athlete when a battle between an alien speedster-hero and his archnemesis spilled into a track meet. Wounded, the alien gave Douglas a transfusion of his own strange blood. Katt gained a boost to his already- …

  • White Dwarf

    - Born to the circus ringmaster and the bearded lady, Carl Samson discovered his super-dense physique in childhood, and has spent the time since both honing its use, and making use of it to the best of his abilities. - Spends most of his time as a …

  • Yang

    Derek and Cathy Yi were on an adventure vacation in the Himalayas when their group was attacked by strange demons who caused people's flesh to spontaneously combust. The couple would have been killed, except for the intervention of a hermit who drove the …

  • Yin

    Derek and Cathy Yi were on an adventure vacation in the Himalayas when their group was attacked by strange demons who caused people's flesh to spontaneously combust. The couple would have been killed, except for the intervention of a hermit who drove the …

  • Debra Manning

    Tough but fair, hardbitten but deep-down idealistic, and an honest cop in every possible sense.

  • Nightstick

    Crusading hero cop Nick Tyler has a spotless record in the GCPD. Many criminals would be surprised (and some happy, others terrified) to know that he has a dark secret: he is the shadowy, dangerous and uncompromising vigilante known as Nightstick. Once …

  • Talismonger

    Talismonger's parents were killed when he was 11 years old by [[:thegoblinking | The Goblin King]], in order to grab him to make use of his emerging magic powers. Talismonger eventually managed to escape from the Goblin King almost 10 years of forced …

  • Argal the Conqueror

    - Conqueror of several worlds in the local arm of the galaxy, mainly through overwhelming military might. - Was repelled by the Eridani, but at high cost. Set a course for Earth (newly-discovered by Eridani scouts), trailed by the explorer who would …

  • January

    - Originally a trauma surgeon at [[stjude | St. Jude's Hospital]]. Left to pursue her "super-heroic" career and work with the [[The Vigilants | Vigilants]].

  • Pillar

    Affiliated with "The Foundation":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/gc/wikis/the-foundation-for-civic-responsibility .

  • Mediwiwin

    David is an Objibwa shaman, and one of the senior members of the Mediwiwin Society. David is gifted with the kind of hatchet-faced countenance made famous by dime-store Indians. He typically dresses in simple, practical garb (flannel shirts, jeans and …

  • Roentgen

    Outlaw biker and freelance legbreaker Lionel Rankin was tired of being on the lower tiers of the criminal hierarchy. Contacting Dr. Radiotron (for whom he had done some work in the past), Lionel paid the doctor a large sum of money (stolen in an armored …

  • Carcinoma, the Living Tumour

    Carcinoma's origin is shrouded in mystery. He was found wandering the New Mexico desert, near the areas of the atomic bomb tests. It has been theorized that a drifter was exposed to some high-radiation event which altered his body chemistry, and that the …

  • Blast Shadow

    Dr. Andrei Karazov was a Soviet scientist experimenting with human enhancements through radiation. One of his experiments went awry, and he was exposed to strange, radioactive energies which blasted a hole in the fabric of space-time. Dr. Karazov was …

  • Cookbook

    Little is known about the background of the notorious criminal known only as Cookbook. It's been theorized by several profilers that he is a bored and/or jaded child of affluence, and very very likely a clinical pyromaniac. What is known for certain is …

  • Hardcase

    Barry Carson was a soldier with a vicious streak he long managed to keep concealed from his superiors. He even _almost_ made it through Special Forces training, but the DI was more on-the-ball than the Army shrinks. By enthusiasm and hand-to-hand combat …

  • Captain Ray Henderson

    - Formerly commander of the Dinosaur Island unit, until the Golden Orchids incident. - Now a "mere" captain in the GC Special Crimes unit. - Gruff, no-nonsense. Prone to head-on solutions and to "bending the rules" - Doesn't tolerate fools gladly

  • Flashpoint

    Velok Atay was an explorer examining this stretch of the Milky Way galaxy. When he saw that Argal, a noted warlord, had targeted Earth, he raced here to warn us, and stayed to hold off the alien conqueror. In the process, his system became attuned to Sol' …

  • Abstract

    Peri Doran was a master thief who specialized in daring thefts of scientific prototypes. She discovered the work of the man who would become Perspective. When she saw him vanish, she assumed he had created a teleportation device. She attempted to reset …

  • Flare

    Janice James was born a mutant with light-generation powers. She has always been "out" about her mutant abilities, which were minor during her childhood. During puberty, her control over light and heat increased dramatically. Janice made a point of …

  • Perspective

    Dr. Ronal Quimby was a pioneering super-scientist on a parallel Earth. He constructed a device which could create a portal between his Gateway City and ours. Stepping through without testing it, Ronal was transported into our world. Unfortunately, he …

  • Ilsa

    Ilsa was created when a secret lab somewhere deep underground developing nanotechnology based weapons accidentally created and lost control of a "grey goo" strain of nanites. Final security measures were initiated and the lab and everything inside it …

  • The Cabbie

    "The Inspiration...":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/gc/adventure-log/cookbooks-big-score (Adventure Log) "...and the Origin":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/gc/wikis/the-cabbie-begins (Story) "His First Big Case":http://www. …

  • Dan McKnight

    Just a year ago, Dan McKnight was human. Having inherited a large sum of money at the age of 29, he quickly increased his wealth when he became the owner and manager of the very successful software company _Impressive Solutions_. Sometime before his …

  • Prometheus

    At the dawn of humanity, people anthropomorphized forces, fears and dreams to help them deal with the world around them. As time passed, the Forces divided themselves into two groups in accordance with their position toward these humans around them. The …

  • Strongbow

    Paul McDormand is a mutant who has possessed increased tissue and bone density since birth. This gave his super-strength and resilience, but also made him dangerous, as he didn't have control over these enhanced abilities. Paul's parents turned to …

  • Lon Porter

    Lon Porter had a long (if not illustrious) career as a costumed villain in the 70s and 80s, using his sophisticated super-weapons against the heroes of the day. With the dawn of darker, more brutal vigilantes and villains in the 80s, Lon decided it was …

  • Midday Star

    "There have been rumors of this hero since World War 2, a being with the ability to bring powers of incredible devastation to bear but is reluctant to use them. Most people, considered him nothing more than an urban legend/a manufactured story to use as …

  • Midnight Sun

    Midday Star, and Midnight Sun. Two bitter rivals who have been slugging it out for hundreds and hundreds of years. Immortal beings created long ago with a seemingly singular purpose. War. And they can be damned good at it. The details are unknown even …

  • Lieutenant Kinsey Calhoun

    Calhoun is a capable and experienced officer and veteran of numerous engagements. His current assignment is as Canadian co-Commander of the JTF assigned to monitor Dinosaur Island. A soldier in appearance and posture, he is distinguished by a scar …

  • Grimm

    At the dawn of humanity, people anthropomorphized forces, fears and dreams to help them deal with the world around them. As time passed, the Forces divided themselves into two groups in accordance with their position toward these humans around them. The …

  • Tyr

    - Raised by a strict aunt in a broken home, and taught to reject violence. Suffered from headaches and crazy dreams. - Was kidnapped by the Catch-22 and subjected to brainwashing. Tyr fought off the conditioning, but the process unlocked an uncanny and …

  • La Fey

    At the dawn of humanity, people anthropomorphized forces, fears and dreams to help them deal with the world around them. As time passed, the Forces divided themselves into two groups in accordance with their position toward these humans around them. The …

  • Zeus

    At the dawn of humanity, people anthropomorphized forces, fears and dreams to help them deal with the world around them. As time passed, the Forces divided themselves into two groups in accordance with their position toward these humans around them. The …

  • Morning Star

    At the dawn of humanity, people anthropomorphized forces, fears and dreams to help them deal with the world around them. As time passed, the Forces divided themselves into two groups in accordance with their position toward these humans around them. The …