1.) No back-to-back posting.
2.) PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND SET-UPS!!
3.) Make sense. If we can't make heads or tails of your posts they're likely to get skipped over.
4.) Get permission before using another player's character in your posts if it involves changing the scene or making actions. Everybody will take beatings in this game in battle however, so don't get pissed if you get punched or blasted into a wall by the bad guys! Namely me or the Co-GMs controlling the badguys...
5.) Problems with the game or players should be sent directly to me or the Co-GM through PM's. I don't want a bunch of bickering in the OOC. And I don't particularly like it when some random argument costs the game players and story potential. So don't be dicks to each other, just send your concerns to us.
6.) Abandoned characters will be used as NPC's or killed off within the context of the story.
7.) “I was waiting for [insert player/character] to make a move” is not how this game is played.
8.) There is no rule #8.
9.) My word is law.
10.) Obey the law.
11.) In the event that I'm offline for any period of time, the Co-GM [need a new one already!] will take control and HIS/HER word will then be law.
Aquaman had gathered his team together in an undersea cave beneath an old Atlantian Colosseum outside of Poseidonis that was anything but natural. It looked like an extension of the Justice League HQ in Washington DC on the surface world. Complete with computer systems, monitors, living quarters, a training room, etc. the headquarters was something Aquaman had hoped to make a reality much sooner in his career. He was glad to see it nonetheless. For years Batman had his cave and various partners and sidekicks. Not all of the HQ was under water; some areas remained sealed off and dry for one reason or another.
“I’ve gathered you all here today to help me defend the Seven Kingdoms as well as Queen Mera. I’m sure you’ve all heard about her tour across the oceans to visit the kingdoms?” Aquaman asked in the submerged meeting room, blonde hair flowing in the depths.
“Basically like presidents do top-side, kissing babies and looking good for the press?” Leviathan asked.
“You’ve got the right idea. The League’s insider mentioned something about a possible attack on Atlantis, and attracting a few mercenaries. Anybody with the resources. I need everyone to stay alert in their kingdoms, while I roam the seas with Ariana and Orgaan looking for anything out of the ordinary.” Aquaman explained to the group.
“I’ve been living in the ocean now for three years, dude. Everything is out of the ordinary…” Leviathan mentioned.
Levi was admittedly an Aquaman fanboy. The hero has been active for over a decade, and was one of the reasons BA enjoyed swimming so much as a child in the rivers and lakes in Virginia. Kids pretending to be Superman couldn’t fly, but anybody could jump and splash around in the water and pretend to be Aquaman. It is what influenced the would-be sidekick to want to join the Coast Guard years earlier, despite not doing so. Now after two years of patrolling Sub Diego putting on his best Batman dark hero approach, Arthur helped the hero up his game with some decent duds. BA kept his mask though…
“The Queen’s first stop in her tour of Atlantis will be Tritonis. Mirage, I need you to keep your eyes open for anything coming in and out of there the next couple of days. The Justice League let me borrow these ear pieces to link us to one another. You just say the name of the teammate you want to contact and it links us. Or you can say ‘everyone’ to broadcast to everyone.” Aquaman said as he handed out the devices. “I can swim faster than anything in the water and I’ll likely be first to respond in any event.”
Somewhere in the depths of the ocean Black Manta waited. With several armed sea combat ready mercs at his side in his Manta Ship, he grew impatient with Deadshot. And word in the supervillain circles spread Captain Cold was trying to get in on this despite nothing really being offered as payment aside from a giant bag of odd golden Atlantian coins from the 1600’s delivered to the Secret Society. The top tier super criminals formed an alliance, and since Cold was over the most of the Rogues of the Twin Cities [Keystone and Central City] and wrote the book on organized crime in the age of the metahuman… he made the cut along with the likes of Black Mask, Deathstroke, Doctor Psycho, the Calculator, etc.
It didn’t matter, as it was another pro to help in Manta’s revenge against Aquaman. Deadshot and/or Cold was a win/win. Just as Manta began to get impatient a giant sea creature resembling an armored octopus grasped the ship in its larger than live arms.
“Manta what the hell is THAT?!?” one of the other deep sea ready mercs yelled as the men geared up for what may have been in store for them.
“THAT… would be the woman who wants the crown. She shattered the trident of Atlantis. And that severed Aquaman’s ability to control sea creatures. He’s more vulnerable now than ever... It's about to get Game of Thrones down here.” Manta exclaimed getting the port ready to visit with the Creature Queen outside commanding the giant octopus. His giant eyes glowed red hot with energy. “Lawton should have been here for this…” he thought upon his entering the depths in his suit with a few of his men.