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  1. I'm sorry. Some personal things came up. I'll look at it tonight when I get home. Remember Gods + regular mortals = original demigod kids. CES
  2. Arlen Gould is the super powered Jet Stream. His control of the air is absolute and deadly in every way. He spends most of his time on rescue work preventing tornadoes from touching down and moving debris so victims can be saved. CES
  3. Quail Huxley is the villain known as Gundown. He's a superfast draw and a dead shot with any gun or knife. His reputation as a professional mercenary is assured and most people on both sides of the law know that he has never missed. CES
  4. Push All the Buttons 2017- Tanner Lerner paused in front of the television screen in the Fro Yo dining room. He put his tray down on a nearby table, and started rolling up his sleeve. He started toward the door. “Where are you going, squirt?,” asked Darla Huitt. She wore a sweatshirt with their school name on it, and shorts. A headband covered the tattoo over her eyes, and her temples. “There’s an emergency in New York,” said Tanner. “I have to get out there and lend a hand.” Darla looked at the screen. She looked at her cousin. “What do you think you’re going to do that the Mark can’t?,” she asked. “I don’t know,” said Tanner. “Maybe they’ll need someone who can do rescues really good. See you.” “What do I tell your folks?,” asked Darla. “Tell them I had some volunteer work to do,” said Tanner. “I’ll be home as soon as I am done.” “I don’t think so,” said Darla. She followed him out into the parking lot. He ran his finger over his forearm as he walked away. He didn’t turn around as she grabbed his sleeve. He would have shrugged her off except he had stepped to somewhere in Missouri, and dragged her along with him. “What are you doing, Darla?,” asked Tanner. “What are you doing?,” asked Darla. She looked around. “Where are we?” “I’m headed for New York,” said Tanner. “Not without me,” said Darla. “You can’t leave me in the middle of nowhere.” “Take a bus back home,” said Tanner. “I’ve got things to do and not enough time.” “No,” said Darla. “Either we both go home, or neither of us do.” “I’m good with that,” said Tanner. He started walking again. Darla grabbed his arm as he crossed a variety of landscapes and they wound up on a building in the middle of New York. She looked around. A guy in a mask pointed a bow and arrow at her face. “Keep pointing that at me, and I’ll shove it so far up inside you, a proctologist couldn’t find it, buddy,” said Darla. “Don’t mind her,” said Tanner. He glanced at his forearm. “She’s moody.” “I’m not,” said Darla. “I can’t have you civilians up here,” said the bowman. “There’s an invasion going on.” “I know,” said Tanner. “I’m here to lend a hand as soon as my timer runs out.” “I, the Queen of Genn, the Sister of the Destroyer, the Mother of the Myriad, the Sun of a Million Lands, pronounce sentence on this miserable place for the crime of accepting my rebellious daughter as one of your own.” The image of a burning tree held up its prize in its grasp. The image covered the world so everyone could see what was going to happen. “You will all be exterminated just like this hero who tried to stop me.” The net around the Mark caught fire as magic poured down on him. He felt the green spark in his body being ripped out. Then he blew apart in a cloud of ash and smoke. “And you want to take that on?,” asked Darla. “Nobody else can,” said Tanner. “The Lamplighters have a plan,” said the bowman. “I don’t know what the two of you think you can do, but the Scouts and everyone else we can round up are trying to keep the enemy forces from overrunning the city while they do what they do.” “Timer is almost done,” said Tanner. “Give the Scout a hand, Darla, until I get back. If I don’t make it back, tell the folks what happened.” “Don’t be crazy,” Darla said. “You don’t have a chance against that thing.” “Sure I do,” said Tanner. He looked up at a streak of light descending from the sky. “It looks like I’m not the only one joining this party. Try not to get hurt. Your mom will have kittens.” Tanner counted down the last of his circular clock on his forearm. He knew what he had to do, but didn’t know what would happen. His body might explode from the power he was going to summon up. He hoped the Scouts gave Darla a ride home after this was over. He doubted she wanted to explain how she got to New York if he didn’t make it. “What are you going to do?,” asked the bowman. “I’m going to push all the buttons,” said Tanner. He ran his finger on all the buttons on the keyboard tattooed to his forearm. Each one lit up at his touch. He had kept his power output to three keys because that was all that was usually needed in the situations he faced back home. Now as the giant tree and the giant hero in a space suit swung at each other. He needed more than the usual amount of power. He paused before he pushed the activate key. His cousin looked furious, but she almost always did. The bowman looked confused, but that might have been because he wore what looked like a scarecrow outfit with the bag over his head under a jacket with the Hazard Scout hourglass on it. He smiled. Then he pushed the button. Tanner exploded upward, becoming metallic and huge in flight. He slammed into the Queen of the Genn as she knocked the other hero away. He punched her in the face as energy blew against her body. He didn’t have long. The Scout said they had a plan in operation. All they had to do was hold the Queen in position. His timer said he only had three minutes at best. He hoped he lived long enough to see what the side effects were. A hundred wooden hands smashed into his metallic face. That sent him stumbling back. He grimaced as energy struck at him. He raised a shield and let the beam wrap around it without touching him. He noted that Darla had started using her eyebeam. It was perfect for knocking down the mooks while he went toe to toe with the big cheese. Purple splashes of color sent flying machines to the ground with a couple of hits. Tanner retaliated with explosive splinters. He didn’t get to use that power too often. It felt good to give the Queen a face full of spikes. And then the spikes blew up. He would have laughed, but something caught him in the chest and he started worrying where he was going to land. Tanner brought himself up from crashing into a few skyscrapers. He winced at the cracking of some of the windows. He couldn’t help that. Thunder shook the air. A giant bipedal lizard stalked the streets. Fins on its back glowed with fury. It roared, then emitted a beam of fire from its mouth. Then it charged right at the Queen. “What the heck is that?,” Tanner asked himself as the giant lizard and giant burning tree met. The biting and roaring that followed was enough to deafen people. Tanner and the other giant added to the havoc by blazing away at the Queen as the reptile bit and tore. The burning tree blasted them away with a wave of her arms. Her bark regrew as they watched. They didn’t have anything to shut her down, even with the giant lizard helping out. How could they win this? A mental beeping went off in Tanner’s head. He looked down at his arm. His power was about to shut off. He looked around for a building he could land on before his combined abilities went away altogether. He grabbed a roof with one hand. Once his power went away, he would have to wait before he could use it again. He had never used all of the buttons at one time. He didn’t know how long it would take to power up again. He could be dead by the time he could use the keyboard again. The other giant slammed into the Queen, combining his attack with the lizard. He covered his face as the counter attack ripped at his metallic skin. He burned the air as he stood there. The lizard exhaled at point blank range. The dragon fire burned against a hastily erected shield, blowing it apart. It followed that with a headbutt. Someone had taught the monster some wrestling moves before it came out to save the world, thought Tanner. His power burned up. He shrank as his body returned to normal. He pulled himself on his target roof and rolled away from the edge as he looked up at the sky and wondered what else he could do. A jet of blue flame hit the Queen. Tanner looked back at the source of it. He saw something like a cannon in the distance. Blue lights flicked on in a spider’s web as the jet burned through the wooden body and the green energy roiling within. The animated tree stumbled from the almost lethal attack. The remaining giant slammed a fist into the tree, pushing her back into the clouds that formed the door between their realms. Tanner had been too busy to notice, but other flying heroes were on the scene. Had they been there the whole time. He realized that he had been caught up in the struggle and had not noticed other displays of power while trying to hold the Queen back. Light from the street extended into the air in letters, combining into a symbol of light. It capped the cloud cover. Then it shrank, taking the door with it. Tanner sat on the roof for a second. He looked at his arm. The keys were cold. He couldn’t get home until the keyboard became warm again. He shook his head. How was he going to get down? He could already hear Darla complaining now. He wished the best of luck to the bowman Scout. That and some earplugs might be enough to salvage the rest of his night. “It’s transformer boy,” said a familiar voice. He turned as a costume in red and silver dropped out of the sky. “It’s Scarab Girl,” said Tanner. He smiled. “How’s your dad?” “Grounding me when this is all over,” said Scarab Girl. She looked out over the city. The lizard had turned into a thunderstorm heading out over the ocean. She pointed at the lightning arcing to the water. “I have to pick up my cousin,” said Tanner. “And then I have to wait for the keyboard to activate again. I used up a lot of juice doing what I did.” “The Scouts are regrouping on their command point,” said Scarab Girl. “They live out your way. Maybe you can hitch a ride.” “I doubt they want tagalongs like me and Darla,” said Tanner. “Especially since I left Darla with one of their guys, and she is not the friendliest person ever.” “You can see if their guy took her to their command post,” said Scarab Girl. “I’ll give you a lift over there myself.” “Thanks, Scarab Girl,” said Tanner. He looked at his forearm. “That’ll be a great help.” “Does your parents know you’re out saving the world?,” asked Scarab Girl. She fired a line to the next building over. “No,” said Tanner. “Just Darla, and I wouldn’t have told her except she got something too.” “Mutual blackmail of silence?,” said Scarab Girl. “Exactly,” said Tanner. Scarab Girl grabbed Tanner under one arm and swung out from the roof. She descended to the street and dropped him on the sidewalk. “It’s this way,” she said. She pointed at the glow in the air. “Better hurry if you don’t want your cousin messing things up for you.” “As long as she doesn’t splatter anybody, it should be good,” said Tanner. He walked down the street. Others joined him. He looked at the masks and costumes. They were as cut up and torn as his own clothes. He nodded at a man in a suit and hat with a clay mask over his face. The other nodded back. “Do you want to have something to eat after we check in?,” Scarab Girl asked. “I don’t think your dad likes me,” said Tanner. He thought the expression under the full mask could be a smile, but he couldn’t tell for sure. “Hey, kid,” said a man in a dun coat. He puffed on a cigar as he came out of a side street. “I didn’t expect to see you here. Scarab Girl. How’s it going?” “It’s going fine, Mr. Nobody,” said Scarab Girl. “How are things with you?” “No mister,” said the smoker. He smiled, eyebrows in a quizzical lift over his eyes. “I think things will settle down for a while.” “Seen Darla?,” asked Tanner. “She flew over with the Scarrow and Emerald,” said Nobody. “I expect she’s waiting for you to show up.” “I can’t take her home yet,” said Tanner. “I’m sure she’ll understand,” said Nobody. He opened the door for them to head up to the roof. “Have you met my cousin?,” Tanner said. He walked across the lobby, checking the keyboard as he went. “I don’t think understanding is what she does best.” “It’ll be fine,” said the man in the coat. He smiled around his cigar. Tanner and Scarab Girl exchanged a look. They both knew empty assurances when they heard them. The three of them made their way to the roof. The man in the coat opened any doors that stood in their way. Scarab Girl saw her father talking to the Mark’s daughters. He looked up when she arrived. She could tell he wasn’t happy that she was still in working clothes. And then he saw Tanner and the man in the coat. He definitely didn’t look happy despite the mask. “I think your dad is mad,” said Tanner in a low voice. “Really?,” said Scarab Girl. “What was your first clue, Sherlock?” “You,” said Darla. “Where have you been? How could you leave me with someone stupid enough to call themselves Scarrow? What is your problem? Is this your girlfriend? Can we go home?” “Not yet,” said Tanner. “This is my cousin, Darla. Darla, this is the Scarlet Scarab, and Scarab Girl. Scarab Girl was asking if we would like to eat with them, and anybody else who wanted to go now that the emergency is over.” “Are you crazy?,” asked Darla. “No, I don’t want to eat with bug people. I have to get home before my curfew, dipstick.” “That’s not going to happen anytime soon,” said Tanner. “I busted the keyboard.” “What did you say?,” said Darla. Her hands reached for the headband concealing her third eye. “Who did we lose?,” asked Tanner. “Marty Morgan, the Animal, and the Mark,” said the Scarlet Scarab. “We lost a couple of others fighting in the street. We’re hoping they’ll show up some time and let us know they’re still out there.” “So we didn’t save everybody,” said Tanner. “Couldn’t be expected to,” said the man in the dun coat. “You two still did okay considering.” “If you can call running across the country and nearly getting killed fighting someone that killed the Mark okay,” said Darla. “What the frack was that?” “It needed doing,” said Tanner. “Exactly,” said the man in the dun coat. “Some things need doing. Have a safe trip back home. I doubt things will be this bad for a while. This Earth has beaten two menaces from beyond. The others might decide to leave us alone for a bit.” “What if they don’t, Mister Mysterious Mister Who Likes Crappy Smelling Smokes?,” asked Darla. “You’re the heroes who have to fight for the world,” said the man in the dun coat. “I’m just a nobody comedy relief.” He raised his cigar in a goodbye gesture and walked away. “That guy gets up my nose,” said Darla. “Especially those cigars and the mysterious mystery act. What’s next? He’s pulls a rabbit out of his coat and says presto.” “The city is going to be cleaning up for a while,” said the Scarlet Scarab. “None of us seem to have the ability to help with that. And the Scouts are going to want to bury their dead. We can get a meal while we wait on your power to come back.” “If it ever does,” said Tanner. “We may be stuck here for a while.” “What did you say?,” said Darla. “I said let’s grab something to eat while we can,” said Tanner. “Then we can talk about getting home, and covering for leaving like we did.” “This is all your fault,” said Darla. “No one asked you to come along,” said Tanner. “Act like a decent person and let’s have a dinner with two of the best heroes in the city without embarrassing ourselves.” “This isn’t over,” said Darla. She glared at the three of them. “Let’s go.” The four of them walked down the stairs in silence.
  5. Human mates. Neither of these are humans. CES
  6. I am going to have to put on my ref hat for a second. You're supposed to be coming up with 1 original kid for your new godlings. CES
  7. Present Tense by Child Mark Reacher is trying to set up the most dangerous game for pay. What he doesn't know is that his cousin, Jack, is in town and digging into family history CES
  8. Nobody picked for Sunday. That means two picks for us in under 12 hours. Let me look back at what we picked and what I think about it. Here we go. Csyphrett: Day One I picked the court of the jade emperor as my home base. It's like Olympus but at the top of Five Element mountain in China. Day Two Hephaestus and Agatha Heterodyne got together to bring their offspring Gilgamesh Hercules Tarvek Heterodyne into the world. Two mechanically inclined people get together to bring their little inventor in the world. Day Three Heimdall the guardian of Bifrost and Rachel Summers, the Phoenix have Nathan Scott Summers. This is a god who can see anything with a telepath and telekinetic to reach anywhere with a son who is named after two heroes. Day Four: Maui is the father. His immortal wife is Ran, goddess of the sea. Their daughter is Moana Ran, goddess of the sea in training Day Five Day Six Death Tribble Day One The Great Pyramid of Cholula Day Two Tezcatlipoca and the Invisible Woman have the Hidden Jaguar. DT stated that this romance took place before the final stages of the war happened and the renewal strategy was agreed on. Day Three Tlazolteotl and Bruce Wayne have Tarinda the Bat Day Four Quetzalcoatl and Shayera Hol have Snake Hawk which I assume combines a feathered dragon with thangarian tech Day Five Day Six DT has rebuilt part of the Incan/Mayan/Aztec Pantheon in his choices. Cancer Day One Rarotonga Day Two Tangaroa, Maori god of the Sea, whose image The Needle includes, and Luornu Durgo, Triplicate Girl have all the Lizard folk at the same time. Day Three Deity: the Minoan Snake Goddess, name not known (because we haven't managed to read Linear A yet) and Peter Quill, Star-Lord. hatch a replacement Rainbow Serpent, from Australian Aborigine collective mythology. Day Four Day Five Day Six Cancer has some sea faring people gods and space heroes going on to produce reptiles. Using the any god not named is dead rule allows the replacement Serpent. If somebody picks the original, RS jr is coming in as his apprentice. The Old Man Day One Eden Day Two Eris, Greek Goddess of Discord, lay with Nightmare, ruler of the Dream Dimension, and begot Bellastrid, the goddess of Conflict and Fear, Hatred and Rage Day Three Gullveig, Norse Goddess of Greed and Wealth, slept with Victor von Doom, ruler of Latveria, and bore Autoregis, the god of Ambition, Money, Greed, and Power Day Four Day Five Day Six The Old Man seems to be putting together a pantheon of evil. I am letting Nightmare slide on this because I don't know where he stands on the god scale. If I had an idea, I would be like get a real man, not some pasty faced clown that be beat by a minotaur. Bazza Day One The Greek Underworld Hades Day Two Hades and Diana Prince have Pluton Prince, the prince of the underworld Day Three Hero #2: Set (Egyptian god) + Power Girl (Karen Starr) = Seth Starr. Day Four Day Five Day Six Bazza also seems to be putting together a darker pantheon for the next time the multiverse nearly ends. Psybolt Day One Location: Scholomance (central Romania (modern Sibiu, Romania, called Nagyszeben in Hungarian) Day Two: Cthulhu and Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) have Victor Maximoff, the Dragunkind Day Three Isis (Egyptian goddess of fertility) and Thanos have Cleo Adom Day Four Day Five Day Six Psybolt comes out and boom elder god. I would have put down Cthulhu for wrecking things as the villain but I guess even madness creating fish gods can be good parents. That's where we stand rolling into day six. This is your moderator saying good picking CES
  9. (I am working on a hazard scout for my project. I might as well put him here so I remember the name.) Josh Tiptree is Power Man. He has the ability to control electricity, but not make it. Essentially he can take the power from a building and turn that into an arc, or to run some piece of equipment that can't be plugged in, or drain batteries. CES
  10. Custard seemed like a joke villain with his weird suit and happy V mask, but then came the explosions, the screaming, the hyena laugh. Then the silence CES
  11. Maui is the father. His immortal wife is Ran, goddess of the sea. Their daughter is Moana Ran, goddess of the sea in training CES
  12. Some of these are pretty good, or at least interesting. I'm letting the lizard folk slide since this could be the same as the norse dwarf situation where the mother has all the kids at the same time. CES
  13. Did they do tests where the block was secured? It looked like some of the rounds hit but they said the bullets didn't go in the wood. And this was cool, PG. Thanks for the video. CES
  14. God: Heimdall the guardian of Bifrost The Mortal: Rachel Summers, the Phoenix. The Child: Nathan Scott Summers. CES
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