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8 days ago
Current Congratulations to my Agents of SHIELD, we just hit one year and we are going strong! Now let's go kick Ultron's ass!
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22 days ago
Banning characters because of sexuality? Can't wait to see the sequel where they are banned based on race or gender.
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2 mos ago
Just applied to graduate with my bachelor's degree in chemistry this winter :)
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2 mos ago
Huge shout out to my partner in crime, BlueSky44! Her X-Men RP has been going strong for almost two years, has over 800 IC posts, and has just begun a crossover arc!!!! Excelsior!
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3 mos ago
For once, getting an exam score back has lifted my spirits rather than crushed them :)
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Bio






Name: Morose
Aliases: Mini Me, Major Rockstar, Mor, Wisteria22, Holmes, AliceAdler42, the Tea Thief
Age: 21
Birthday: May 15
Ethnicity: British-American
Gender: Female
Major/Minor: Chemistry
Occupation: Student
Languages: English (fluent), French (near fluent)
Current Bio Theme: Felicity Smoak
Previous Bio Themes: Nico Minoru; The Frost Triplets; Gertrude Yorkes; Violet Harmond; Clint Barton; Lorna Dane; Selesia Upitiria; James March; Tony Stark; Olivia Moore; Harley Quinn
Years Rping: 8
Preferred Rp Section: Casual
Rp Level: Advanced
Dedication Level: High
Biggest Rp Pet Peeve: Spelling and grammar errors - though I make a fair amount myself
Teach New Rpers Or Coach New GM's: Yes - though I am still learning ^^


Rp's Currently Gming:
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Age of Ultron - After surviving the HYDRA uprising, the team still has some of its members trapped in the Quantum Realm, prompting some to go to desperate measures to bring them home... But every miracle comes with a price and this price may be too dear to pay... A sister RP to @BlueSky44's X-Men: Darkness Rising.
  • Darke Magyk - Book Two: Chaos Reigns - In a world filled to the brim with Magyk, there are as many foes as there are allies. A Witch Queen sits on the throne as those gifted with Magyk fall ill to a mysterious illness and Darkenesse looms over the Castle...
  • The Gifted - the Mutant Underground attempts to save mutants on the run from prejudice that is often supported by Law Enforcement, but with the increased strength of the Purifiers, will they even be able to save themselves?

Future RP's:
  • The Tribulations of Valhalla - A prequel to Darke Magyk - won't say much for the sake of spoilers but a new threat looming over the Castle threatens its future and only a plucky band of apprentices can stop it...
  • Devil's Night - The final in the trilogy of horror RPs. Witches v serial killers v townies in the haunted Cromwell House. Band together with your faction to survive - or not? Set in 2017 in Earth-666.
  • Infinity Gauntlet - You may have noticed that infinity stones are popping up in RPs. The Soul Stone was in Strange New Waters. The Time and Power Stones in Darke Magyk. And more to come in X-Men and AoS and even the Gifted. This RP would be about the rumored foe, Hellfire, and a battle to save the cosmos itself. Characters from ANY Rp can appear due to time travel shenanigans.
  • Secret Wars - Based on the original, the Beyonder has collected the best heroes and villains, regardless of temporal or spatial location, and has sent them to Battleworld. It's heroes v villains and the winner is promised to make their wildest dreams come true. Characters from ANY RP can also appear here.
  • Harry Potter and the Alchemist's Quest - No spoilers. Harry Potter RP set in the 80s.

Rp's Currently Enjoying:


Theme Song:



Behold, my collection of ships. Some of these sailed. Some of these never had a chance. Others are serious, some cute, and some are something else.

The Big Three:
  • Guintro
    • Guinevere Stark and Pietro Maximoff
    • The OTP
    • RPed with @BlueSky44 in X-Men: Darkness Rising
    • Theme Song: Uptown Girl by Billy Joel
    • Guin and Pietro are an interesting pairing, to say the very least. Both of them have uncertain motivations driving their actions, as well as the tall shadow of an infamous father. They both adore 80's music and outdated tech, but they haven't had a lot of time in game to connect with each other on an emotional level. At first, it seemed like they may fizzle out, but their relationship is growing stronger with each and every post. I'm not usually one for shipping, but they're my RP OTP. Let's just hope neither of them die!
  • Luna
    • Runa Baldurdattir and Lance Banner
    • The Quiet Ship
    • RPed with @BlueSky44 in X-Men: Darkness Rising Test Collabs
    • Theme Song: Carry You by Ruelle + Fleurie
    • My favorite ships always happen by accident, where two characters just happen to be in the same place at the same time and form a connection. That's exactly what happened with Lance and Runa. Both of them are judged not by their own actions, but by that of a relative. In Lance's case, his father's - and in Runa's case, her uncle's. They're both relatively quiet individuals but when they're together, they create something beautiful. Hopefully we'll find a RP for the two of them to be in together soon...Otherwise, just going to have to wait until it's time for a certain Asgardian to appear in X-Men.
  • Jati:
    • Jack Hudson and Tatiana Korvo
    • The Sweetheart Ship
    • RPed with @Lady Amalthea in the Walking Dead
    • Theme Song: Everytime We Touch ~ Heavy Metal Cover (Video made by @Lady Amalthea)
    • Perhaps the most romantic ship, it's also one of the most difficult ones for me to write for. Slipping into the utter kindness and empathy of Jati, the two of them holding on fiercely no matter the odds, can be a bit of a challenge. They're pure and sweet, a definite contrast to the easy grittiness found in the apocalypse. Of course, with Tatiana missing and carrying their unborn child, things aren't looking too great for them.... <.>



The Skyrose Multiverse began with the apocalypse RP, Abandoned Hope. This RP, which I GMed with @BlueSky44, incorporated a lot of lore from various shows and books that we liked. At first, we thought that was the biggest connection it would have. It has now expanded into a fully blown universe, with multiple GM's running connected RP, and an established continuity throughout the timeline.

Skyrose Multiverse Lore Guide
Avatar: Out of the Ashes: An Avatar the Last Airbender RP, set in 1 AG
Strange New Waters: A supernatural-pirate RP, examining the origin of deviances and set in April 1719
Experiment X: A Marvel Comics inspired RP about Weapon X, set in 1983
The Wolves of Red Lake: A small town werewolf RP, set in 2008
The Alucard Institute for Peculiar Youth: A prequel to the events of Abandoned Hope, set in May 2016.
Abandoned Hope: An apocalypse RP, set in June 2016
The Horrors of Coventry: A supernatural mystery RP, set in December 2016.
Hooked on a Feeling: A coming of age superhero RP, set in Spring 2017
X-Men: Darkness Rising: A superhero RP, beginning in January 2019
  • Brotherhood- January 2019
  • Days of Future Past - June 2020
  • Enter Mesmero - September 2020
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: A super powered secret agent RP, beginning in August 2020
  • hail HYDRA - August 2020
  • Age of Ultron - October 2020
The Gifted: A slice-of-life RP about mutants struggling to survive in a society that cannot accept them, set in September 2020
The Unfortunate Thirteen: A sci-fi RP, set in January 2345
Darke Magyk: A medieval fantasy RP, beginning in December 12,507
  • Witch War - December 12,507
  • Chaos Reigns - May 12,508


Most Recent Posts







Washington D.C.: September 8th, 2020 - 2:15 PM


Frost International HQ - Downtown Washington D.C.:

As if Emma had heard Jinx's mental complaints about the size of her vocabulary, she seemed to purposefully choose more and more extravagant words as she answered their questions. She was the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, but that didn't mean she couldn't also be extremely petty. And if Requiem and Jinx stopped to think about it, it would be easy to tell why - Sebastian Shaw hadn't informed her of any of this. Her supposed partner was treating her like just another suspect in this crime - that's why she was furious. "I will not be able to acquiesce to that request, Jinx," Emma said coolly. "You are in my abode - my realm, if you will - and I cannot allow you to go along unobserved. My telepaths have great power and a proclivity for this line of work, but theirs pale in comparison to my own abilities."

She curled her lips a bit in disgust as Jinx popped his bubblegum. "As for the marks on the floor, well... It appears the mongrel who stole from us was an amateur." She was eyeing Jinx innocently, though her gaze also could have been seen as accusatory. Only a member of the Hellfire Club could have stolen the Sentinel. Jinx and Requiem were suspects in this theft, just as the others. She grabbed a tablet from one of the nearby work stations and quickly typed in a string of code, before passing it to Requiem. It had the security footage, as requested.

"Two armed guards, three telepaths," she said, answering his question. As for his last one? "I am. I have a suspect in mind."

Sunshine and Spirit Box


Location: the Morlock Tunnels
Skills: Mediumship
"Hey, this is loads more fun than group therapy with Brenda," Casper said with a smirk. "Some of the people there shared way too much information... The things I could tell you about Kathy C. from Ohio, oh boy, I could write a book on her!" Tome had already left through the portal and it seemed that James had pretty much finished up his work on the generators, but Casper had no doubt that he would be able to find him again soon enough. He had found his brother by accident after going to Sephora that day, arriving just in time to see him getting into an ego match with a Purifier, so hey, finding James again would be easy.

"Yay, Max is gone!" Ben cheered, a bit too happy that his 'competition' for Jack's affections was gone. It wasn't like he could have much of a relationship with the stretchy mutant. Casper was able to see and talk to ghosts, but he wasn't able to project their images so others could see them. Any relationship Ben and Jack had would have to be facilitated by Casper playing telephone - or Jack dying.

As James took Casper's wrist, he blushed slightly at the gentle touch. The sort of men that Casper usually ended up involved with were a lot rougher than that - it was a nice change of pace. "Disappointingly sober, but hey, fine otherwise," he told James, before giving him a kiss on the cheek. "My knight in shining armor!" He grinned widely at him, before thinking for a moment. "Here, this is my number," Casper said, before telling James the number. "Give me a text or call when you want to get coffee."

Sunshine was finishing up the food she had made, still holding onto Fred the Dead Rat. While her discovery of the dead creature initially had been a joke to her, just another way to mess with people (i.e. Tome) but for some strange reason, she hadn't abandoned the corpse. She was keeping the rat close to her, as if it were one of her prized possessions. As Jack came up and approached her, her shoulders hunched defensively ever so slightly, but enough to be noticeable. "It'll look badass," she told him, rolling her eyes.

Sure, other people might have considered getting a brand as a deal breaker, but Sunshine didn't really care. She had lived her entire life on the run, searching for a place to belong to - somewhere to call her own. If the price of admission was giving up on any future prospects as a model or an actress, then whatever. Vanity wasn't worth being put back out on the streets and in danger. Plus, the Purifiers were clearly become worse - they had been insufferable ever since 7/15. She didn't want to give them another chance to hurt her. They had taken enough from her.

"Besides, not being a Morlock is dumb. Might as well just kill yourself if you go out on the streets."


Cecily Ashworth


Location: The Asylum - Inside
Skills: Cool Headedness, Deduction

"Probably not the worst way to die, with what's been happening lately," Cecily quipped, using a bit of dark humor for the moment. Dying from an elevator accident was practically preferable to anything Juno could plan. She doubted that Juno would give them kind and painless deaths - not that an elevator was painless, but she was certain Juno would involve some element of torture in their plans. Her eyes were on the map though and she was able to orient herself, figuring out where the nearest staircase would be to take them off of the main floor. "Staircase is a few doors down," Cecily explained, heading over there.

She put her hand gently on the door knob and tried to give it the slightest turn, just to see if it was unlocked or not - she had watched enough horror movies to know to be careful when opening a door in the creepy, rundown asylum. However, the door was either locked or stuck or jammed or something. It wasn't going to budge open either way. She had a brief image of Roy just shooting the door knob off, but she was worried asking him to do that would just result in the door getting even more stuck. "Do you think you could open it? It's not budging," she asked her partner and father figure. "Probably don't shoot at the handle, though... Kicking it down might be a better option, though it'll draw attention to us." The haze was still clouding her vision and didn't seem to be going away.


John Watts


Location: Briefing Room
Skills: N/A
Watts raised a slight eyebrow as Belladonna had an outburst and then headed off. He figured that almost all of the inventors in the room at this event would either love each other or hate each other - and definitely, no matter what, at least one fight would break out. The type of scientists and engineers who rose to that level of power tended to have the egos to match. Putting them all in one room with alcohol and at an event someone else was running, so they didn't need to worry about things going smoothly? That was a chemical mixture that creates chaos. He winced slightly as Alannah decided to do her rendition of the noise of nails on a chalkboard. "Could you not?!" Watts snapped at her.

He was going to answer her question, only everyone else beat him to it. "I would be rich, but I have two bright kids that need to go to college," he told Sapphire matter of factly. "And we should keep Stark away from the alcohol," he recommended. Watts figured that there would be some sort of suit on hand for him to wear. Of course, there was the problem that he needed his actual suit in order to use his abilities to keep the peace. Normal clothing didn't protect him from moving at high speeds and dealing with the enormous frictional force.
Professor Walnut
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Location: Shadowell Manor: Confinement (Attic)
Skills: N/A
Hit Points: 3
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Walnut heard someone cry out Why?! and she had to resist the urge to roll her eyes. Nothing good had happened since they set foot in this place. They were no closer to having the torment of being blackmailed and extorted lifted. But of course, once the lights were out, it was time to cry in despair - as if that was the first truly unfortunate thing that had happened to them. Another voice - perhaps the same one? - then asked if they were all fine. Walnut supposed that at least was a decent question - under the cover of this darkness, anyone could have picked up a weapon and attacked one another with anonymity. She kept on listening to what others were saying. A new voice heavily implied that Titian had escaped the room under the cover of darkness - either him, Cobalt, or Moss, but context clues pointed towards Titian.

She didn't hear music anymore, but a chill was starting to set in. It wouldn't be too long before it became rather cold in here, making Walnut wonder if it would be better to remain and allow Titian to be caught by the household staff - or to leave and escape the oncoming indoor winter? "Given that we have yet to hear Mr. Titian, I believe whoever spoke earlier is correct - he likely is no longer in this room. He speaks too much to be quiet," Walnut said. "If we do choose to leave the room - which will help with the heating issue, assuming someone can find their way to the door and open it... I do not think we should stray too far. The favor of the household is important for our survival."


Virginia Crypt


Location: Gretna Green
Skills: N/A

Virginia nodded, understanding Vlad's instructions after thinking through them for a moment. His diction and speech patterns weren't what she was used to, but she managed to figure out what he wanted from her. Doing as he asked, Virginia untied the rope and then gave the corpse a decent shove, so as to help Vlad get the corpse up onto his shoulders. She wished that Mary was there to go ahead to the Church - she was better at communicating with them. Virginia looked a bit like a Soulless with her pale skin and she hoped they wouldn't mistake her for one.

"Yes, this is Ny," Virginia said, after Ny had introduced himself and went forward clearing people out of the way. "He is a friend I met back in Carlisle," she said, without giving much more detail to it. It was Ny's choice to reveal what details he wanted to about himself - and all that was really needed to be shared was that he was a new friend of hers. Of course, she imagined that Vlad would be able to figure out that Ny knew Ludwig from what he had said, but Virginia still had another task Vlad had asked her to complete - she needed to go forward to the Church and ask for them to be able to take Ludwig's body to sacred ground. The haze in her eyesight was worrisome, but she pushed onwards nonetheless and headed into the Church.

She wondered what the Dark Mother was thinking about that.


Maeve Brennan


Location: On The Road (Heading Towards Gretna Green):
Skills: N/A

Maeve could not help but watch the people outside as they left the House Kirkpatrick and began the journey. The haze was still clouding her sight and there seemed to be people panicking in the streets, enough that the carriage driver had to continually avoid running them over. It greatly limited their speed, though Maeve wasn't familiar enough with the immediate area to know how long it would take for them to get to Gretna Green. Colette was surprisingly forthcoming, something that Maeve had not expected from her at first. She was used to members of the peerage not really wanting to associate with those who were beneath them. Lady Kirkpatrick had told her a great deal and there was still an aura of mystery to her, but Colette seemed to wear her heart on her sleeve. It was pitiful, Colette's talk of needing to see if her fiancΓ© still wanted her, as if she didn't have a choice - though Maeve imagined she probably didn't. She was probably just a pawn.

"Ah've only recently become employed by de Lady Kirkpatrick," Maeve explained, her voice still thick with her native Irish accent. As for whether she enjoyed it? She hadn't worked for her long enough to really know that. Her friend, Calum, had perished so soon after she had met him. Lady Kirkpatrick though had managed to arrange for her daughter's safety and education. She then gave Colette a pleasant smile. "I do enjoy de work," she told her. "De Lady Kirkpatrick is inspirin', ain't she?"

Once they finally reached and surpassed the edge of Annan, the road got a lot bumpier and Maeve held onto her seat tightly, trying to stabilize herself some but she was still being bumped around. The pace had quickened as well, so that was something.





@BlueSky44@Kirah@Nallore@FantasyChic@Jasonhero
New York Sanctum - New York: July 15th, 2021 - 7:50 P.M.


Doctor Strange was a little bit annoyed with Roman's questions, as he had pretty much just finished answering those very same ones for the other group. It was natural though that information would need to be repeated, given the size of what they were operating with. He gestured at the necklace he wore, the Eye of Agamotto, and moved his hands in front of the amulet. It opened it, revealing a bright, shining green gem - the Time Stone. "The power of the infinity stones does not come without a cost. The debt always comes due," Strange warned Agent Carter. "As for how it works - the multiverse already exists. For each choice we make, there becomes an alternate world where we made a different one. Some universes are doomed to die from that simple fact... It is pointless worrying about them. However, use of time travel will merely replace the current threat with a larger one down the road. Our world's apocalyptic event was supposed to be the mass registration of mutants and the rise of O.M.E.N., yet the X-Men altered the course of history and now, we have Ultron."

"If you alter the course of history to remove Ultron, another threat will rise to replace him. It is inevitable." Of course, he then realized that a lot of people in this group hadn't realized that he had moved over there. At least it meant that he didn't need to address Niah asking why he never told her about the Time Stone - but he hoped his words about the cost of using the stones and the cost of time travel would be enough for her to figure that out.

"We need to travel to Wakanda for materials," Shuri told Strange. She knew that they could fly to Wakanda, but using the sling ring would be faster. It wouldn't hurt having the Sorcerer Supreme on hand as well.

Doctor Strange nodded, using his own sling ring and opening a portal to Wakanda. On the other side, there was a grassy field on the outskirts of the city. Ultron had taken over the country, so they'd need to find a way to infiltrate and get the vibranium without being noticed. Thankfully, they had someone with them who could turn them all invisible. "Of course," he said. "This is as close as I can get you without Ultron detecting the magical energy." It wasn't a problem for the Serval Industries group, as Serval's detection systems weren't as advanced as Wakanda's - and naturally, Ultron was using Wakanda's own technology to keep it under his thumb.

"I'll stay here, I'm not exactly ideal for stealth..." Banner admitted. Someone needed to protect the New York Sanctum anyways, just in case Ultron found a way to get through the magical barrier. Shuri had already gone through the portal and Bonnie gave Niah a slight smile of encouragement.

"We've got this, Agent," she told her, before stepping through the portal as well. She knew that this very well could result in her death. She knew that every time she left the Sanctum that she may never come back. It was more than likely that she would never see Flynn again, but she had to at least try to restore the world - she owed it to everyone who wasn't there anymore. Their sacrifices would mean nothing if they just gave up.

"Everyone remain quiet, this will only work somewhat if you don't talk too loudly," Susan said, having gone through the portal as well, before she used her powers to turn everyone who was going invisible. They would be able to see each other, thanks to her expert level control over her abilities, but no one else could view them. It would make it easier for them to sneak on through.

Serval Industries - Virginia: July 15th, 2021 - 7:50 P.M.



Once everyone went through the portal and emerged on the other side, they were in front of a ten story glass building. Some of the windows were broken and bits of glass littered the ground around them, a few of them stained red - hopefully paint, but the S.H.I.E.L.D. team would know better than that. There were dark clouds in the sky and it was unbearably humid, upwards of 80 degrees fahrenheit despite it being so late in the evening. The sun was just starting to set, so things would hopefully cool down but that wouldn't remove the humidity, which was the real horror, making everyone's clothes stick uncomfortably to their back.

"The virus should be in the Research and Development laboratory," Scarlet Witch explained. Her eyes went up towards the top of the building, resting on the eighth floor. How she knew the layout and schematics of this building so well, she hadn't mentioned. Those who knew her S.H.I.E.L.D. file well would have a decent chance of being able to figure it out. "Eighth floor," she then told them calmly.

"Last one there is a rotten egg!" Spider-Gwen cheered, before she did a running start at the building and leapt onto the glass wall, sticking to it with ease as she started to rapidly climb. It was a good thing that she didn't have a fear of heights or anything and Captain Marvel smirked a bit. She could appreciate that type of spunk, but two could play at that game.

"I'll go ahead and scout, make sure we don't run into any surprises," Carol told the team. She powered up and shot up towards the top of the building after Spider-Gwen, before flying in through a hole around the eighth floor. While there were a few others in the group that were able to fly, at least Tinley would need to take the stairs up to the top. Flynn's flight was fatal to anyone who burned easily (most people), and the Scarlet Witch and Raynor could only really propel themselves through the air. Leaving Tinley behind would have been a horrible thing to do and likely result in her death. Besides, this would give them a chance to clear the building from the bottom up, ensuring they wouldn't find too much trouble on the way out.

"Let's go, then," Raynor muttered, before going in through the front entrance. The glass doors had been shattered and replaced with giant pieces of cardboard, which Raynor easily ripped and tossed aside, not really caring about why that might have been done there. The first floor looked like it was a lobby area. The couches were in horrible condition, the lights flickered on and off constantly, and even some rats were scurrying around the floor. While there were no bodies, there were signs of a struggle everywhere - abandoned belongings, overturned tables, scorch marks on the wall, blood stains, a child's favorite toy...

"I've got a bad feeling about this..." Raynor said, glancing back at his team mates. He made a few balls of light with his powers and released them upwards, allowing them to get a better look around. He didn't notice the arrow flying straight for his neck until Wanda deflected it with her hex powers, the ruby red energy knocking the arrow to the ground. He gave her a slight nod of thanks, before following where the arrow had come from. A young woman stood on the counter, armed with a bow and arrow, aiming the next shot already.

"Take another step and the next one won't miss," she threatened, hatred in her eyes. There was a brand on her face in the shape of an M and on her wrist, she wore a metallic bracelet with Ultron's mark on it. She worked for him - most likely as someone who caught rebels and brought them to one of the work camps in exchange for food, money, or resources.

"Are you sure about the no killing thing?" Wanda asked Abercrombie, a bit annoyed with it. Things were just so much easier when you could just kill your enemy and move on, not needing to worry about them coming after you again.


Gene Benaszewski & Nora Kingston


Location: Athribis - Underground
Skills: Mathematics, Acute Observation
Nora considered the Belladonna problem. She wanted to use a quick estimate of whether or not she could have survived, but there just wasn't enough variables - or rather, she couldn't figure out what they needed to be and just didn't know them. Instead though, she remembered that shafts like these rather than going straight down may in fact have angled slightly, since they were used for building. Her eye sight became hazy all of the sudden and she blinked rapidly, terrified for a brief moment that it was perhaps an oncoming illness, but she dismissed that. She felt fine otherwise. It might have just been caused by the torches and low lighting, somehow? "If Belladonna survived the fall, our best chance of retrieving her would be to push onwards. These shafts are usually designed to finish off at an angle - so perhaps deeper down, we can find her," Nora explained gently.

Gene was getting thoroughly annoyed with the Lord Major - and Mahendra as well. Oh, there were things she could tell them that would make their heads spin and she was so tempted to do so, but she knew better. One upping these men wouldn't do anything good in the long run - though their reactions, she imagined, would be priceless. "Of course when the man says it, he listens," Gene grumbled, rolling her eyes slightly. She probably would have continued on with more snarky comments when there was a sudden haze in front of her eyes and she frowned slightly. "That's new..." she whispered quietly to herself.

Of course, her distraction wasn't long lasting. Her annoyance with the Lord Major was growing. She was half tempted to go and shove him down the hole, insist on him following his earlier course of action to find Belladonna. He had been funny at first but now he was just getting irritating. "It's not inconvenience - your idea to remain behind here was just stupid," she told him simply. "And now, we've wasted time. Time that Belladonna might not have, if she is stuck at the bottom of the shaft. So now I would like to make a suggestion! Hurry up, stop dawdling and being all British, and seriously, learn to use shorter sentences!" Gene snapped.

Nora was staying out of Gene's little spat with the Lord Major. She recalled that Mahendra had asked her if she would like him to copy over the map as well and she glanced up from her own work. "If you would like, you may but it is no trouble - I'm nearly finished," she told him. The haze was still in her eyes and she gave a nod to Lauren. "I'm experiencing it as well," she said.



Andromeda Aldrich


Location: Babylon Fortress, Cairo, Egypt
Skills: Alertness, Occult History

As much as Giouse's logic was sound, Andromeda was a bit wary about actively looking for the Destruere. They were new Paradoxes relatively speaking and they hadn't fought those creatures before. If Giouse was wrong, and they couldn't see them, then the Destruere would still have that advantage - and perhaps even be able to easily wipe out all that was left of Ville au Camp in one go. Bart had a good question - Giouse and Gilbert had yet to say what the goal was, beyond seeing if they could see the Destruere. But what if the Destruere were gone? Would that just give them a false negative that the haze didn't allow them to see? There were more questions buzzing around in Andromeda's mind and this entire test was seeming less and less logical the more she thought about it.

She started thinking more and more on this entire odd situation, before recalling an obscure tale - she couldn't pinpoint when or where exactly it had come from, but it seemed fitting at the moment. It involved the resurrection of the dead, pulling souls and altering their course, their path. And there was the number twelve - she had no idea why it was important but it just seemed to keep on coming up as she thought on it. Of course, since she herself didn't understand the line of reasoning, she wasn't sure if it was worth wasting the Emendators and other Paradoxes' time. She was debating asking Peter, but then he went off with James to get them the change of clothing. Her thought could wait until she had really developed it more.



Guin Stark


Location: Stark Tower - New York City, New York (Outfit)
Skills: N/A
Guin almost didn't notice the woman tending to Queen Miranda - she didn't recognize the blonde, but she doubted her future brother in law would have let just anyone try to heal his mother. Her heart was heavy as she looked at the queen, seeing how vulnerable she was in this state. Why would someone do something so horrible? She could have understood someone attacking King Erik but Miranda? She had the compassion and kindness that her husband lacked. At least that compassion would rule the world when Flynn took his father's place on the throne. He was a lot like his mother. Allison started to fill the people in the room in on what she believed had happened and Guin glanced up, tearing herself away from Queen Miranda's side.

"Okay, so now for the version that isn't coated in so much bias that if it was sugar, a diabetic would have a heart attack," Guin said pointedly. The people in this room deserved the facts - not just Allison's opinions. Flynn raised a good point as well - especially since Allison hadn't really given him the facts yet. "Allison remembers a world where things are different - where King Erik does not rule the world and humans are not beneath mutants. It seems to be the other way around in her memories. My grandfather and I were able to determine that it looks like her brain is fighting back against her memories being altered, though we couldn't tell what sort of force was responsible for the alteration."

"Under the hypothesis that she is right - then we are in a different reality than what could be dubbed the normal world. However, that doesn't mean that one reality is correct - just that one predates the other and has massive differences," Guin finished. She could tell that one of the girls in the room was out cold, so it was really just the medic, the other blonde girl, and Flynn here to listen to them. "The only action that we need to take is to figure out how this was done and prevent it from happening again. Allison wants to change things back to match her memories, which would result in the death of Oshea, her fiancΓ©, and probably other people she has neglected to tell us about."

Casper Theriot


Location: LeBeau Casino - New Orleans, Louisiana
Skills: Mediumship
Anastasia didn't seem to hear what he had said, which was moderately annoying to Casper - but Ben didn't seem to care at all. Casper ignored his comments often enough that he didn't see much of an issue in someone giving him a taste of his own medicine. Besides, Chrysi a.k.a. Crazy Ginger was a bigger problem that they needed to deal with. Of course, Anastasia a.k.a. Psychopath of the Week seemed to just want to turn capturing the murderer into another training session. Casper wasn't sure how to feel about that, but he did know that she probably would have fit in fine with his father and his friends.

"Telling him not to do dumb things never really works," Ben told Mary sympathetically. "I've been trying that tactic for years, trust me."

"Hey, at least I didn't set a warehouse on fire!" Casper protested.

Ben snickered. "I miss Max, damn it... That kid is funny," however the smile on Ben's face was a little bit forced. He didn't like how much of Jack's attention Max took up in the real world. Sure, he was dead but that didn't mean his crush on Jack had stopped after he died. Though as Jack entered the room, Ben perked up and stood up a little taller.

"Well, the name of the game, my dear little bro, is knock out the psychopath and tie her up or something," Casper proposed. "Is there a secret jail in this place? We could put her in there. Every group honestly needs a secret jail... even the X-Men have one!" He then decided to just get this over with, since everyone else here was just standing around talking, and he had discovered a new-ish power anyways. Casper's eyes turned a brighter shade of blue and a blue light surrounded his hands, as Ben became visible to everyone.

"Now, Kraken!" Casper shouted.

"Ugh, I do not like that codename..." Ben complained. Large, massive tentacles sprouted from his midsection and Ben grabbed Chrysi tightly, slamming her repeatedly against the ground. Sadly, he didn't manage to knock her out just yet, just badly bruising her so far.

Dominika Novikova and Runa Blake


Location: Outside the Quinjet / Inside the Banner Residence -> Outside the Quinjet - Sydney, Australia
Skills: Dimensional Energy Perception, Eldritch Magic
Novikova got an idea all of the sudden, as she looked at her girlfriend. Her power had been used in the other world to guide a robot through the Quantum Realm. She could see alternate realities in a rush. Could she use her abilities to give back just one of those realities to Maria? "I'm going to try something," Novikova said softly. Ordinarily, she probably should have asked for consent before doing this, but she had the idea and she felt a need to test it right then and there. Reaching out, she put a hand on Maria's face, glad she could control the absorption in this world, and Novikova removed her glasses. Instead of seeing the normal rush of alternate worlds and lives... she just saw Maria. Maria's memories of the real world would be restored. "...How do you feel?" Novikova asked, putting her glasses back on.

Abercrombie was asking for suggestions as to where to ditch them. Novikova's first instinct was at the bottom of the ocean. "We could just leave them here and run," she suggested. It would save on fuel for the quinjet if they didn't need to make a pit stop to drop them somewhere. Of course, there was also the option of the Australian outback, but she had a feeling that they would be able to make their way back to civilization quickly anyways. They were Red Guard agents, after all.

Inside the Banner home, Runa closed the sling ring portal after her conversation with Klara and Klara's friend. He looked a bit too well dressed to be Human Resistance, but Runa could appreciate the taste in fine clothes. Runa took a breath for a moment, mumbling a prayer to Baldur under her breath. She knew that he wasn't her father in this world, but still, it helped to center her mind for a moment. "Oh, Lance..." Runa said quietly as he came into the room.

"Hey Runa, was wondering where you had gone... Figured you had gone back in the house..."

She hesitated for a moment as she looked at him. "...Would you still love me if I was a monster?" She could feel in her bones that things were going to come to light. He would find out what she really was - that she was Asgardian, that those on Asgard dismissed her as no better than Loki - that she was a force of darkness.

"Of course, why wouldn't I?" he asked, a bit confused now.

Runa blinked her eyes slightly, trying not to cry. "It's..." she started to say, before she shook her head. "I contacted my cousin in the Human Resistance. I can open a portal and get us all to their headquarters safely."

"Uh, okay... Let's go back outside and tell the others that then," he said, nodding his head.

She nodded, just looking at him for a moment - as if she might never see him again - before she headed outside. She cleared her throat as she approached the others. "I'm opening a portal to the Human Resistance in New York - your team is allowed to come through to seek refuge from the Red Guard there with us," she told Tinley. It took her a few moments, but eventually Runa managed to open up a portal large enough for people to walk through. On the other side, they would be able to see Klara and Max again.


Beatrice Decker


Location: Quarantine (Briefing)
Skills: N/A

As Thana asked for the non-Newnan members to be returned and the rest of Newnan to be brought back, Beatrice almost asked to go back with them. While she had been a part of Newnan and had made friends there, she felt that her leaving the settlement with James, turning her back on them, meant that she was no longer a part of that group. It was a chapter in her life that was over and done with. If she were to be thought of as part of any group, it would be the group that was currently in briefing - and even then, she felt it was dangerous towards their chances of being accepted if they continued to define themselves in that manner. Integrating into a new society had a cost - a loss of previous group identities.

Beatrice just didn't need to feel the need for closure about Newnan. She only stayed in the room for closure as to what had caused James and Ryan to die. It had been some sort of natural disaster. But maybe Thana had more information on it. She would revisit all of this, not for herself but for her friends who had died and couldn't come back. She remained seated as the non-Newnan members left, and as the Newnan crew came into briefing. This was going to be interesting.

Jack Newnan


Location: Quarantine (W: Conference Room -> Briefing )
Skills: N/A

Jack grinned as Tatiana accepted his request to dance. He didn't know too many dances, but there was one that had come out a few years before the Outbreak that he remembered. He couldn't say what the artist's name was anymore but... "Now, solovey, in yah intense trainin' did ya evah learn how to do... the Cha Cha Slide?" he asked her with a smirk. He knew that he could have gone with something like the Macarena, but the Cha Cha Slide was a classic. In his opinion, every person in the world should know how to do it. His head snapped so fast he almost gave himself whiplash as Wayne picked up Jamie, but then he relaxed. It seemed they had a new designated babysitter. He knew Tatiana had been working with Wayne some so she had to trust him... so... that was... fine. (Jack was barely fine with it).

He returned his attention to Tatiana and started recalling the lyrics/instructions to the dance as best as he could. "To the left, take it back now y'all / One hop this time, right foot let's stomp / Left foot let's stomp, cha cha real smooth," Jack sang, doing each motion as the song required. He was trying his best not to giggle a little bit, making a big point out of each stomp of the foot he did, but he really got into the cha cha movement. He was about to sing the next phrase when Panama and some of the others came back, telling them that they needed him and Tatiana, as well as Riley and Amelia, in briefing.

"...We can Cha Cha latah," Jack said to his wife. He glanced at Wayne. Should he bring Jamie with him to briefing? He seemed entertained at least, watching a movie with the babysitter. "Wayne, we will be right back," Jack said. "...Please watch Jamie," he requested. He didn't know what was going to happen in briefing but back in the day as a cop, briefing usually involved some grisly and not appropriate for a little kid sights. Besides, there were guards in this room. They wouldn't let anything bad happen to Jamie. It was incredibly difficult for Jack to let Jamie out of his sight as he went to briefing.
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