Post your story of how your hero got the message about Grandfather Time and traveled to the BADGE Space Station in this thread. The best responses will be featured on the HR Main Page.
Here is an example. (Since the world was dealing with fractures in time, I put Starmaster in a situation where he was dealing with that as a starting off point.)
"We've defeated you before. Many times before," Starmaster shouted. "You might as well give up and save yourself the effort."
"I don't remember saying that in any of my movies. Where is that dialog from?" Arx turned around and waved, his face showing signs of confusion. "Hey there. Starmaster, isn't it. Are you looking for an autograph?"
"No. I'm just wondering why you're doing this?" Starmaster floated down several feet away from Arx, but kept his telekinetic shield up just in case of an attack. His telepathy didn't sense any hostile thoughts from Arx, but not only was he a destructive villain who nearly destroyed Hollywood, Arx was also an actor. Typically, not good enough to hide his motives so well, though. "How did you get here?"
Arx rolled his eyes. "I knooowww. Commercial flights are the worst, but I couldn't get the studio to foot the bill to make it out for the actors symposium at the New Amsterdam Theater Guild convention. You'd be surprised how many people like us can make it big working for the entertainment industry. I mean, I'm the star, of course, but people with morphon abilities can do special effects so much more cheaply than those CGI companies."
The all-call alarm went off on Starmaster's communications device. He noticed that Arx pulled out his own comms unit.
Gar's voice came over the speaker.“Heroes, Father Time has betrayed us. Get to the League Wars Arena! All heroes! FIGHT!”
"Looks like we're being summoned up for a fight. I'm not filming right now, so there is no danger clause in my contract to keep me from helping. I guess I can join you other heroes for once," Arx said eagerly. "Who is this Father Time? I haven't heard of him."
Baffled, Starmaster's mind raced, trying to put two and two together and getting seven. "Me either. Don't you remember what you did last year in Hollywood?"
"What are the tabloids saying now? Whoever she is, I used protection," Arx replied. "It isn't mine."
Father Time attacking the orbital station, an Arx who acted like the last year hadn't happened. There might be a connection between the two that would explain everything, but if a global call summoned all the heroes, Starmaster knew he couldn't wait here to solve the mystery. "No. Nothing like that. Do you want a lift to the Stellar Arena?"
"When did BADGE get a Stellar Arena? That's like... so cool. Have you been there yet?" Arx asked as he approached Starmaster. "We could just go to the base here in New Amsterdam and catch a shuttle, I'm sure."
"Why don't you come with me instead?" Starmaster held out his hand. "I've got a faster way."
"How?" Arx asked.
"Let's say I've got access to something better."
"Cool beans," Arx said as he reached forward and grabbed Starmaster's arm in a warrior's handshake. "You have your own shuttle? Sweet."
"Not quite." Starmaster focused his mind on the Star Force's assigned locker room from last league war. A bright blue flash surrounded him and Arx as he teleported the two of them through the Mindscape up to his destination. Leaving Arx on the planet wasn't an option. Best to keep him close until what was going on got sorted out.
Keri (Astra) and Doug were laying in the back of his pick-up staring at the night sky. They were counting shooting stars out in the field away from the lights of the city or even the small towns they grew up in. They had been doing this since they were two small boys.
"You know," Keri started, "people might get the wrong idea about you and me now that I'm a young woman." She stared at the falling stars. She put her hands behind her head, she thought it was funny how people looked at her now.
"Let them," Doug replied. "We've known each other since we were in diapers. You're still my best friend even if you are a young woman, now. It has taken me months to stop calling you Kevin. It's not like I can really do anything to you. I'm afraid of what your new mom would do to me even if I could. You heard EB, she has a bad temper." Keri laughed at that.
Just then they saw a familiar truck driving down the road. It was the same truck they were laying in the back of. "Oh, my, I think time is still fracturing," Keri stated in awe.
“Heroes, Father Time has betrayed us. Get to the League Wars Arena! All heroes! FIGHT!” Came over their communicators. It was Gar's voice.
"Astra here, Doug and I are on our way," Keri confirmed. She activated the psionic responsive nanites and she was in costume. In a flash of red psionic energy they were gone.
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Furious Squirrel was fighting crime on the mean streets of Neo Utopia. He got a signal from Gar that there was somthing going down in the arena. He jumped into his steampowered super dirigible and blasted off. this is no ordinary dirigible, it used mp for power. it can fly into space. He raced to the arena and landed in the middle of the field, steampunk pistols ready to blast mr time in his old butt.
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"Just shows you can't trust known baddies," grunted Aflima as he opened the hatch to the spacecraft. His arm was still not 100% from a previous situation that he and his team encountered, but he didn't want to worry his friend.
Rosa, also known as Macaia's Daughter, slid in behind him. The spacecraft was on the small side, but since the BADGE aeronautics team had their crack at making the vehicle souped up for rapid-flight, it wasn't a bother.
"You could zoom off ahead. Your ability does enable you to handle a lack of atmosphere for a good bit," offered Rosa.
Aflima chuckled. "No way, it won't take long. Besides..."
"I KNOW, I'm not a good driver," Rosa pouted, before settling back in her seat. She buckled her belts.
The spacecraft burst from the ground, the G-forces throwing both Aflima and Rosa hard against their chairs as they rocketed away.
"The AI will be able to handle things until we approach the station. Get your helmet on, Rosa!" Aflima called out loudly. Rosa followed the command without hesitation.
In rapid time they were outside the Earth's atmosphere and soon approaching BADGE's Orbital Station. Aflima from the cockpit could see a number of other space vessels approaching as well as smaller figures which he figured to be heroes with space flight capabilities.
"Can we get in through there?" asked Rosa as she pointed to an object near the arena. The object glowed bright and spun slowly.
"Why, I do believe someone's set up a direct portal for us," smiled Aflima. "Well done, Crossroads. Rosa... ready?"
"Hatch opening now. Grab my hand."
Aflima, partially ablaze, turned and grabbed Rosa by her shoulders. Together they flew toward the portal gate that would place them in the arena for a battle unlike any other.
* Aflima, Warrior of Fire - ID 10898 *
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Allison was tending bar, again.
"I swear, Alex," Allyson complained, "if Bobby calls off again you need to fire is butt. This is the third time this week. I do have a life, you know! I mean, I fight crime and I've been more reliable lately than Bobby!"
"I know and I really appreciate this, Ally!" Alex answered, trying to calm her down.
Alex was well aware of Allyson's abilities and other life as Crossroads the superhero, the entire night staff was. After all, last year when those gunman burst into the restaurant, she saved them all by dropping them all through a portal to a hotel across town. Unfortunately, she was turned into a cat. An event that Allyson definitely does not like to be reminded of.
"Well, we're dead right now and will be closing up in hour, anyway, so why don't you take off and let me close up your station tonight?" Alex offered.
"Really?! Your the best, Alex!" Allyson chirped with a bright smile while she struggled to untie her apron.
Allyson felt a weird wave of...something wash over her. Just then, a group of eight men pushed through the doors. From the way they were dressed, it looked like an episode of "What Not To Wear." An eye-tearing mix of frat boy "whatever is most clean" and "wannabe hipster from WallyWorld" clothing on what were obviously hired muscle. They were belligerent and ready to cause trouble.
Allyson froze for only a second. She knew these guys. But what were they doing here? The leader of the group was dead. She was told that Morganna killed him for failing to capture Allyson. All the rest of these guys were in prison! She reacted immediately.
While the gang was still approaching the bar, Allyson created a portal large enough to drop the entire group through and aimed it at Purgatory Penitentiary. A couple of tables and chairs went with them, but that was a small price to pay for the safety of everyone here.
At that moment an alert came over Ally's BADGE communicator. Gar's voice came over the speaker.“Heroes, Father Time has betrayed us. Get to the League Wars Arena! All heroes! FIGHT!”
Allyson, looked at Alex. "Sorry about the tables and chairs, I'll get them back as soon as I can, but right now, I have to go!"
Alex nodded and said, "I understand, just go and..." But she was already gone.
"...be careful, Ally." Alex finished in a whisper.
Crossroads stepped through a portal right onto the Stellar Arena's observation deck. The area was getting crowded and heroes kept arriving. She looked out the large crystoplast window and saw a multitude of shuttle and ships waiting to dock and offload their passengers. The shuttle bay crews were expediting landings and leavings quickly, but the number of ships waiting were increasing.
Knowing that many of the incoming heroes could fly and survive in space, she created several one-way portals among the waiting ships, letting the dimensional energies bleed out just a bit so each portal was surrounded by a very visible swirl of color. The exit point for the portals was along the wall of the Observation Deck. Those approaching the portals in space could see the into the Observation Deck, but those in the station, could only see a grey void. Making portals one-way meant that the atmosphere of the Stellar Arena wasn't being sucked out into the vacuum of space, along with all the loose objects and people.
Crossroads hurried off to see if she could find her league mates and go over any battles plans that may have been made. She was all for just attacking an enemy en masse, but Father Time was going to require a little bit more than beserker ass-kicking.
"Just think what I could accomplish if I didn't have all these 80's song lyrics in my head!"
Krystal was trying to ease a cramp in her distended abdomen.,. fortunately, yoga stretches seemed to help.
As the cramp eased, Krystal felt... well... not quite a wave of nausea, but something close to it... something was different.
From her bedside table, her B,A.D.G,E. comm sounded. She summoned it to it's usual spot on her wrist, then activated the unit.
The voice of Gar sounded from the speaker, and it sounded distressed.
"Heroes, Father Time has betrayed us. Get to the League Wars Arena! All Heroes! FIGHT!"
Krystal sighed, summoned her armor, and teleported to the staging area,
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