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A SUMMERY OF OUR WASHINGTON DC MISSION THREAD.
TEAM A (BRITANNIC, SHARD, POISON)
This group reaches the R&D labs and after rifling through a few goodies they locate the room where the machine is kept and begin inspecting it. Brian and Poison show particular interest. Due to a mishap with TEAM B, the power is delayed and comes on in an uncontrolled burst - causing the machine to fire up. It emits a massive amount of radiation (which is contained in the room). Britannic grabs Poison (who was examining the piece with him) and envelopes them both in a forcefield. Shard, who was watching the door, is hit with the raw force of it and his tissues are severely damaged. It's unclear at this point what the machine does. The others are alerted and Britannic inspects Shard carefully. He requests that TEAM C joins them immediately - as all of their mutations are required. After conferring with Poison, it's decided that the machine was meant to be a weapon against mutants, and Brian realizes that they need to take it along. Thusly, Wolverine is needed to help remove the massive machine. Nightcrawler is needed to transport Shard to the jet and out of harm's way. Matrix is required to shut the machine down carefully so no information or hardware is damaged in the process.
TEAM B (MARS, ZAP, ICEMAN)
Mars decides to take a shortcut off the map en route to the main power controls and despite Iceman and Zap's concerns, they follow suit. After entering the unchartered, dark room, Zap realizes there are several creatures present, though unseen. Mars tells the two younger parties to stay behind and presses on to scope things out. Despite their orders, Zap urges Iceman to follow her and they go after Mars. After a blaze of gunfire, the younger X-Men realize Mars is surrounded by Darkseekers and out of ammo. Iceman scopes out the remainder of the area and watches their rear while Zap concentrates on Mars and takes down all of the creatures (no more than 30) that surround him. This severely weakens her, and when they finally reach the generators and main controls, her attempt to initiate the power results in an overload that blows much of the electrical equipment throughout the structure and causes the rest to go haywire - thus starting the machine that Britannic and Poison are inspecting.
TEAM C (MATRIX, WOLVERINE, NIGHTCRAWLER)
Despite Nightcrawler and Wolverine's best efforts to get Matrix to the main computer, due to the lack of time after the power is started and when they are needed elsewhere, Matrix is only able to gather half the information she might have been able to otherwise. Amongst the files is information concerning mutants, weaponry (the locations of the unactivated sentinels) and military history. TEAM C is called to R&D by Britannic and they go to work. Matrix shuts down the machine and manages to save the information within. Wolverine uses his claws to release the hefty piece of machinery and tells Mars to meet them outside the hall of the largest lab. Nightcrawler teleports Shard to the jet and continues minor medical attention on him. After Mars, Iceman and Zap's arrival, Wolverine instructs Mars to fire as many RPGs as it takes to make a hole directly from the lab below ground up to the jet outside. This, of course, attracts attention. Britannic uses the new route to fly the machine up and outside and he and Kurt secure it to the jet. Poison, Matrix, Wolverine, Zap, Iceman and Mars use available abilities and weaponry to return to the surface through the forced tunnel back to ground level and are greeted by a hungry pack of Darkseekers. Poison, Wolverine, Iceman and Mars make a path for Zap (weakened) and Eva (toting the precious files) to the jet.
Once on the jet, everyone gets strapped in and take off is almost immediate. Mars pilots, Logan 'co-pilots', Britannic and Zap sit with Shard (despite Zap's [and other peoples'] disgust in Brian for allowing him to be injured at all, while Poison remains untouched), Matrix works to send some of the information back to Cyclops at the mansion. During the flight, Wolverine contacts Storm to tell her they're returning and that Shard is wounded - possibly mortally.
First and least important item on the agenda: I updated my wanted scenes list. Like, hardcore revamp. So check it out.
Second and slightly more important item on the agenda. I made a new character and you can find her at scoot_. So that's fun times.
Finally! I would like do a fast forward to the end of July, if at all possible. It is in fact, possible, so, we'll be doing it.
It begins immediately, though all current threads can continue as needed, no rush. Since there's a big old piece of plot running around in the form of our mission thread, I thought it would be savvy to have a discussion here and leave an outline of what is going to occur and the six players involve can react / add in accordingly. Please please please feel free to add to this. Only a few people have discussed ideas for the mission for their specific characters and we want things to be well-rounded. So, comment away and I'll add things in. ^_^
ON THE MISSION - THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN:
- Britannic, Poison and Shard find a mutant-sensing/attacking machine.
- The machine is activated.
- Shard gets hit by the machine's radiation.
- Zap saves Mars' life before turning on the power.
- Matrix steals thousands of files of information concerning mutants, weaponry and military history.
- Britannic saves Poison from radiation with forcefield, not Shard.
- Wolverine helps Britannic remove the machine.
- Mars uses rocket propelled grenade to make a hole from lower levels to ground floor / the jet.
- Britannic flies machine up to the Blackbird II.
- Nightcrawler bamfs! Shard to the safety of the jet.
- Wolverine sits co-pilot on the flight back, Mars pilots.
ON THE MISSION - THINGS THAT MIGHT HAPPEN:
- Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Matrix find Darkseekers.
- Group is met by Darkseekers outside - small scuffle?
- Wolverine has phone / smart!com discussion with Storm on the flight back.
- Zap spends the flight back with an unconscious Shard.
- Britannic is emo on the flight back. (Okay, this will happen no matter what.)
So, what I'd like to happen now is for things to move along. Our next big piece of plot is finding the cure, which will be in progress for the next current-time threads that are posted. The discovery of this machine and all of the information taken from the mission will lead directly to the discovery of the cure. Things will begin to change - methods of administration will be discussed and carried out. Teams will need to go on frequent missions. The Brotherhood will evolve; sink or swim! The secret locations of sentinel storage are located via the DC information. Loads of things!
All of that, and then the personal plots that are going on with all the characters.
So, I need feedback here guys. Lemme know what you're all thinking and what you'd like to happen. Please, please, please don't be shy! Update your wanted lists, as well! Here's a link to the page where everyone's is linked to: WANTED SCENES. Thanks folks,
P.S. I've started utilizing the TAGS system here on InsaneJournal. The OOC contains tags, as well as the IC. So, when you make an OOC post, please put a lowercase version of your name as the tag, at the least. Then we can look back and see what all we've posted here or find information we need that might get lost. Here's a link to the page with all the OOC tags. They need to be consistent to work, so if you want to label something, check it out here: OOC TAGS first. I'll add a link to the OOC TAGS page in the "INFO/LINKS" page right now. Hope this helps! Also, when you make an IN CHARACTER post, please add whatever characters you're including in the thread to the tags box. You can always go back and edit by clicking the button in the center of the thread at the top of the page that says 'TAG'. It's in the yellow box at the top of every post.