|Dr. Reed Richards (fourscience) wrote in marvel_united,|
@ 2014-02-19 13:29:00
|Entry tags:||mr. fantastic|
Narrative: F4 Called Up
Who: Dr. Reed Richards
NPCs: Moloid Messenger
When: Feb. 19th 2014 at 13:01
Where: Baxter Building, Manhattan, NYC, NY
What: Reed receives a transmission and a plea for help from Subterranea.
The screen flickered with static and Reed made another adjustment, boosting the signal and getting better reception. It was weak, but he picked up the sound and ran it through the filter, translating the language automatically as the image cleared.
Before him on the monitor was a Moloid, one of the race of beings that existed in the sunken underground city of Subterranea. He - Reed identified him as male by his cranial gland placements - was speaking already and the voice was captured and recorded by Reed's equipment:
"...is using Moloids for workforce to build empire. Infrastructure rushed. Not stable. Many Moloids die in collapse. Moloids humbly request help of allies, Fantastic Numbered Four. Work must stop. Moloid slavery must stop. Mole Man must stop. Great danger to surface world will come."
The transmission ended.
After receiving strange readings from the earth crust for months, readings that had been dismissed countless times by the government, Reed now had confirmation that they were, in fact, something to be concerned about. Not only that, they were something the Fantastic Four specifically would now be personally concerned about. Reed would not, and could not, deny a plea for help from a people enslaved, the surface in danger, and he stood from his desk, activating the emergency call to the Four to gather in the council room at the Baxter Building for a meeting. Ben, Johnny, and Sue would all receive the emergency summons simultaneously and Reed made his way down from the lab, his expression grim.