Jupiter Falls, New York.
Population: Several million.
Crime Rate: High.
For years, your team has been responsible for keeping Jupiter Falls safe. You’ve put down criminal threats and supervillains alike, you’ve dispersed the Mob and the Triads. The press calls you a vigilante menace, the cops eye you with careful disdain, but there are a lot of people whose lives you’ve saved.
Tonight is the first time in a long time you’ve felt powerless.
His name is Sacrament. You met him at the old church, next to the body of a priest and some poor, unfortunate parishioner. He smiled when he told you he was going to kill you all.
The fight lasted almost an hour. He was faster and stronger than anyone you’ve ever fought. Inhumanly fast, inhumanly strong. Your powers, your training, a lifetime of this and none of it enough. Things broke and splintered. Your pride. Your consciousness. Your bones. And finally, some part of your soul.
Her name, to the community, was Tendril, but you knew her as Tiana Briargreen. One of the first members of your group, a girl raised in the cold, who believed in the joy and beauty of green and living things. Friend, sister–perhaps even lover.
Wherever you were, you all heard it. Felt it. Her neck snapped under his fingers and he smiled in the flickering light of the prayer candles, holding her body like a limp ragdoll. Before you could reach him, he knocked the display over, the candles rolling and bouncing along the floor to light everything on fire.
In the fire and the smoke, he was gone.
This game is going to try and follow a conventional narrative structure and will have a definitive ending.
You are a superhero on a team of 3-4 other superheroes. Street-level powers, no Authority shenanigans and you’ve been working with these people for years, so you all have some history. The game picks up 24 hours after your friend, Tendril, is killed and you are hunting for her murderer.
Most of the team is injured somehow, from the fight with Sacrament–tell me how when you submit your character, please. Also tell me what asset card you’d like for their powers–powers are assets, not strengths.
Feel free to make your own natures, strengths, weaknesses–the suggested ones are just to inspire.
You are the no killing kind of superheroes, for the record.
Forum thread to discuss character concepts and build backstory is here:https://storium.com/forums#/category/lfp/thread/pa6vts
Hosted and narrated by:
Kage Chikara (kagechikara)
Scenes played: 9
License: Community License