El has been with the site for nearly two years now and has continued to prove her value. Currently, she is heading up our site event, Battle for Liberterram, on top of keeping up with her own personal plots.
Lux's posts are all wonderful to read. She has done a wonderful job of grasping the new universe and incorporating Peggy into it.
It's good to see Spidey back on the site. Watching him deal with the universe shift in his own snarky way has been nothing short of entertaining.
Eight O'Clock on the Dot!
El and Lux are making magic in this thread. Straight up fireworks, and the way they've played with drawing out the reveal is top class.
I love that idea!! Yes, it's totally possible for Peggy to have recovered enough of her memories to be useful in tracking down double agents. It would be a great way for her to reunite with Dum Dum, and if the plot naturally calls for it, she can also sneak into the field (maybe feigning a diplomatic mission or something like that). Miss Union Jack, reporting for duty aha. I'm happy to have other characters involved if anyone else is interested. z inactive timothydugan
Peggy Carterz inactive timothyduganJames Barnes So I was thinking that the third member of the motley crew of spy-busting could be Bucky. I wasn't sure whether or not you would be interested, though, Jeoff. I know Bucky's more likely to be concerned about Steve, but I thought this would be an opportunity to reunite the WWII crew and it won't take up the entire Liberterram plot. It'd just be going to counter the double agents at the military and political level so Liberterram can rally better defenses.
I dunno, lemme know what you think, Jeoff. If you'd prefer just straight action/being part of the group fighting threads, that's fine too. :3
Okay, so here's an update for how I think this plot is going to be structured.
PROLOGUE A) The first part of the plot will just be a simple one-shot thread describing the decimation of Liberterram.
B) Initial responders (James Barnes , Namor , Natalia Romanova , Peter Parker & Steve Rogers ) are encouraged but not required to post their own one shots describing where they are/what they're doing when they hear about Liberterram from Steve, who suggests they go help the bombarded country.
PART 1 A) The Initial Responders arrive and react to the devastation. In the "off-screen" time they should be helping put out fires, pull people from the rubble, prepare with the military, etc, etc. Whatever kind of heroic stuff you want your characters to be doing. Initial responders can start their own threads to describe the events of this time, but again are not required to.
B) The first compulsory thread for Initial Responders will signal the arrival of Apocalypse. The starting scene will have Nat, Peter and Steve all helping out with one problem approximately three days after the air raid. Maybe a burning building? I don't mind hearing suggestions from you guys on this front, we can make it whatever. Other Defenders may either be helping with this disaster or may be in another part of the city, helping out there. Either way, Nat, Peter and Steve and turned into horsemen and will engage in a fight with whoever is present and not affiliated with Apocalypse. With a significant powerboost and Apocalypse's brief aid, any individuals opposing the horsemen will be handily defeated, allowing them to enact the next part of the plot.
PART 2 A) The armies of Egyptia arrived shortly after the horsemen are made, launching a full scale invasion. Peter, Nat and Steve all begin to lay siege to specific cities. An international plea for help is released and Shadow Province and New England forces and others send aid to Liberterram. The Avengers are even called in. Players of these forces are encouraged to start threads and roleplay their reactions to the news or their assembly and transit over. In total the full reinforcements won't arrive for two days after Nat, Peter and Steve go evil. These threads can be started concurrently with the part 1 threads, since the conclusion of "Nat, Steve and Peter turn evil and start attacking cities and Liberterram is screwed" is all still true.
B) In a private meeting, foreign intelligence (and some others) are made aware that Liberterram's military ranks are infiltrated by spies who are providing critical defense information to the enemy. Appropriate operatives capable of the task are provided with leads as to potentially responsible parties. James Barnes , z inactive timothydugan , Peggy Carter can all work together. I was thinking that you guys could start to plot out the threads and could have relatively free-reign over who's responsible, how you guys find out and where you confront the guilty parties. If you don't have ideas or would like my assistance, let me know.
C) Forces are divvied up to shepherd the various cities and engage their respective threats. Before characters are involved in the brawls at large, there'll be an opportunity for characters to devise defensive strategies utilizing the various cities' layouts and resources. These threads will again be entirely optional and have to be started by player initiative. If no one is interested in creating resources/landmarks/etc for the various battles, I can write up generic enough descriptions for everything.
D) Liberterram forces engage the horsemen. The prospective divide is as follows:
I was thinking that team bust-a-spy could be done spy-busting at this point if they wanted. If they wanted to be involved, they could go to whichever individuals they want. I figure if two go to Nat and one goes to Steve we could have an even 4/4/4 split, but it's your guys' call and I encourage you to do what you want.
Liberterram forces and the horsemen fight and fight. Landmarks, resources and defensive tactics can be utilized. Good guy players can make use of Liberterram military types. Horsemen will have unique powers related to their domain and boosted all-around abilities. Horsemen can either choose to control their troops or have direct involvement or both. Horsemen players may also decide whether or not they want to escape this battle and remain loyal to Apocalypse or succumb to Liberterram forces and revert to their old selves.
If some battles end early, forces from other battles may be able to assist.
PART 3 Liberterram forces prove successful and drive back Egyptian forces. Devastation is severe and the Defenders' name is tarnished. All characters can help clean up the battles and assist with disaster relief. All of these threads are optional and will require player initiative.
OVERALL This is sort of the skeleton of the plot. I was giving it to you guys now so you could make whatever edits you wanted and so you could start planning out details with others. I'd definitely encourage people who are going to be in threads together to start pinging each other and hashing out details over skype or PM. I'd also encourage people to take advantage of the looser aspects of the plot to get in whatever character development they might want to.
THE KICK-OFF FOR THE PLOT HAS BEEN POSTED. YOU MAY FIND IT HERE.
James BarnesNatalia RomanovaPeter Parker If you guys want you can go ahead and start one-shots or private threads now. Either in response to them getting the call from Steve, something to do with the flight over to Liberterram, or helping out the Liberterram forces. As long as you guys keep the consequences low, you can do whatever. Just don't do anything in relation to Apocalypse or Egyptian forces since they haven't appeared/reappeared yet.
So if you want to plot whatever/do whatever, go ahead. Also you don't need to feel committed to do it now. The way I see it you can start threads for the event up until the battles are concluded, at which point new threads should just be about battle wrap-up and clean up.
I'll be getting up the starter for Steve and the first responders soon, so expect new pings. I was thinking Steve > Nat > Buck > Pete.
Peggy Carterz inactive timothyduganJohn WalkerIdunn IwaldidottirFreya NjordsdottirSigyn IwaldidottirAlexander CuvierClint BartonTony Stark If you guys want to start your threads/one-shots, you can. These threads should be prior to their arrival on Liberterram, either during transit or when they first hear the news. This threads will be assuming plot events, IE, Nat, Peter and Steve are all evil and laying siege to three of Liberterram's most populated cities and Liberterram's call for help was finally received. If you're uncomfortable sticking to the basics or threading in future continuity for the event, feel free to wait. As with the first responders, I am of the opinion that these threads can be started whenever up until the various battles' conclusions since they don't have impact on the core elements of the plot.
Please label your threads as being part of the event and link me to them when you're done so I can have an ongoing timeline here.