Hero Shrew: Habitats for Inhumanity.
At least the construction industry in Edge City isn’t as hostile towards the superstrong as it is in other parts of the country. And there’s always an orphanage that needs building somewhere.
Hero Shrew: Just doing my bit to support the sidekick industry.
The Rep: I need to put a muzzle on my client. We’d cop less flak having him muzzled then we do if we don’t.
But it looks like there’s going to be a need for more construction in the near future, since a trio of guys in powered armour are trashing a building and stacking cars on the other side of town.
The Magus uses Dark Majesty to try and intimidate the antagonists. It does more to unnerve Flux.
The Magus: Morning All. Are you REALLY sure this is what you want to be doing? It hasn’t worked for anybody else.
Bad Guy P: Uh. Um? Could you stop the fire spreading too far, please?
It would appear that the damage he’s been doing is his attempt to stop the fire he started from spreading to the rest of the city block.
Bad Guy T: RELEASE THE HOUNDS!
There are now a half-dozen cybernetic attack dogs to complicate the next few minutes.
Hero Shrew: Is PETA likely to complain if we do the same thing to cyber-mastiffs that we do to the usual villains?
Admittedly, flinging them around in a residential neighbourhood presents all kinds of different problems. The bad guys attempt to flee, hoping the hounds will keep us occupied.
Bad Guy: Later people, Elvis has left the building.
GM: No matter what happens, the Rep loves Magus.
The Magus: Because it’s much simpler to spin stuff when we’re invisible to cameras.
Scooter manages to leap right through a brick wall.
Hero Shrew: That’s unfortunate - because I wasn’t actually meaning to do that, this time.
Little Old Lady Inside The Building: Tea? *privately thinking ‘This f***ing city’*
The cyber-mastiffs really were a very good distraction - a genuine threat to any civilians that came out to see what was happening in the neighborhood. It’s just as well we dealt with them all before anybody could get bitten in half. It’s also just as well that the Magus spent most of the fight putting the fire out, because there’s a person in a steel net inside the building.
GM: It’s probably why the bad guys were trying so hard to put the fire out when you arrived ‘S*** s*** S***, we’re supposed to be catching this person alive’.
The woman in question is a landscaper, and has no idea why any supervillains would want to kidnap her.
Hero Shrew: Just as well we showed up when we did, then. And put the fire out too, of course.
Although it IS slightly odd that she wasn’t even singed in the out-of-control fire.
Hero Shrew: Well, we should have you checked out by the paramedics when they get here. We don’t want to find out you had smoke inhalation and die of an asthma attack overnight.
Jadwiga Jaworski: *nods vigorously* Yes, we don’t want that.
We wait for the police, firefighters, and animal control to arrive.
Cyber-mastiff: Good Girl? I’m a Good Girl.
Flux: .... Now I feel bad. I just punted one through a fence and into a tree.
The enhanced attack dogs are three male and three female. By coincidence it was the males that went after the Magus.
Hero Shrew: Clearly they know who the biggest bitch in the party is.
Flux: ...the one day Hardlight isn’t here.
Scooter, on the other hand, dealt with the other three.
GM: He did a lot of bitch-slapping.