The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

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The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Miracle » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:34 pm

Scene 1

Coast City's eponymous coast is shown before speeding into the city proper. Building and streets of the bustling city are everywhere. Though there feels like someone should be narrating here, for this time it's silent. The camera stops at a red light district area. Though this is not some lowbrow skin club. This is Petit Mort. Invitations and their guests only! People talk about Petit Mort, but no one knows what goes n inside there except the people who get in there. And those who do walk out are sworn to secrecy.

We pass by everyone there until we focus on Jack Ryder. Rich playboy in his late twenties or early thirties. Surrounded by sycophants and hangers on. Having a grand old time. Of course everyone gets drinks. Jack throws his daddy's money around like it's candy.

You're all there or at least in the immediate vicinity of the club. I'll let you figure out why. If not, I'll give you a reason to be there. If you wish to be in Jack Ryder's group, I'll have some information about him, catered to your character. Jack's actor/look is Randy Orton.
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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:11 pm

Paradigm aka, Yana Rostovtseva
HP: 1
Condition: Cold and disgusted.

"Agh... I hate this part of the city." Mumbled a young dark haired woman, hands in her jacket and trying to look inconspicuous. She was performing some recon work for her department as they've been looking into a recent murder. They actually wanted her ten minutes away from here, but the patterns were leading her to this area. Whoever the killer was, it seemed obvious to her that he frequented the district . It really did set a bad profile for guy, not that he had much going for him as is what with the murdering and all.

Still... she couldn't help but pick up something else. There was more about to go down then just her case.
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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by StarGuard » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:36 pm

Manhunter
aka Paul Kirk
HP: 1 ; Condition: Undercover

The Angels ballcap covering his eyes, Paul hid his face hidden with the Sazerac glass. Alcohol had no effect on him since the Mirakuru, but it didn't stop him from still enjoying the taste. The small table between the kitchen and the exit was a about as lousy a location to eat as it could get, but it did allow Kirk to look across club's darkened interior and get a good bead on the target.

Kirk had tailed Ryder ever since one of his informants had seen the seen the wanna-be check into the Sheraton-Coast.
Ryder's a punk, but a rich punk. I'm betting he didn't come all the way the Coast City to checkout the politics. If he's here, this is going to be my best chance to snag "Big Daddy" Ryder. A quick text to Jennifer Scott ....
Jennifer, I might have a story for you. Close to apprehending Maximus Ryder. Meet me as soon as possible ... no I'm not hitting on you ... this time.
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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by ZenGypsy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:14 pm

Safe Guard, aka Athena Ortiz-Cruz
Hero Points: One.
Conditions: None.


Athena wore a body conscious black dress, with a lace cut out around her collar bone, a pair of strappy stiletto's and a small silver and black clutch, she turned her blond hair cascading around her shoulders. She smiled at her raven haired companion, they were east of Chinatown, north of Westbury Park, making their way through the red light district to an exclusive, upcoming hotspot, Vertex. "C'mon! It's not that bad," she spoke to her companion, the exotic beauty, possibly of mixed descent, asian and latino perhaps, giggled and pointed. "Really? La petite mort? Look at some of the creepers hanging around out front of that place, I hear it's private members only."

Athena smiled, "Awww, Sil. You scared?" The taller blond teased her friend, as the dark haired woman smirked, lowered her voice conspiratorially, "Nah, you're bullet proof, remember?" The blond laughed, "Yeah, there's that, still, let's get to Vertex, it's only a couple blocks. Dale and Carlos said they'd meet us there."
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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by CaptainChaos » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:33 pm

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Jennifer had just finished having dinner with her parents at Davio's Italian restaurant. After saying her goodbyes she walked back to her car. She reached into her purse and noticed she had a text on her phone. During dinner she had put the phone in silent mode. She got into her car and pulled up the message. It had come through just a couple of minutes ago. Odd, it was from Paul Kirk. He said Ryder was at the Bottoms Up club. She had heard he was in town but until now had not been able to get a good lead on his whereabouts. Now she had one. Unfortunately it was at Petit Mort, a very exclusive club that she had no chance of getting into.

Might as well try. The worst that can happen is I get turned away.

On my way now. she messaged back.

She quickly started the car and threw it into drive. She said a silent prayer to the Mother of Blessed Acceleration.
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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Hero4hire » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:14 am

Atom HP: 1, Condition: Normal

Following leads on the Hijackers who had been ripping off shipments of a new "Bleeding Edge" line of PalmerTech SmartWare devices had not proved easy for Adam.
Unlike some other heroes he did not have any street contacts or know which criminals to go rough up for intel. Nor did he have a voice in his ear sitting by a computer, telling him where to go or giving helpful advice. He did, however, have a belt made from the rarest substance on the planet and a Genius level IQ and a knack for creative problem-solving.
He stowed away with the latest shipment and, after making short work of the Hijackers, used their leader's cellphone and called the only number. Shrinking down as far as small as he dared, he entered the data stream. To Adam's perception all was streaks of light...like he went to Warp speed!
He rematerialized by a garbage can with a Burner Phone laying just on top. A garish sign was lit nearby; Bottom's Up Gentlemen's Club.

The diminutive hero sighed. "Never Easy."

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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Bladewind » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:05 am

Jericho
Rose Wilson
Cond: Normal
HP: 1

There was no telling where Jericho was. She'd found out about his arrival and noted somewhere that it registered on a lot of radar and had decided to check it out as a result. Right now, she was using the body of one of the hanger's on, most likely at the outer edge of the circle to not arouse too much suspicion... she was good, and her powers let her pass herself as a lot of people, but too close, too quickly... never a good idea.

She looked at a mirror to remind herself of who she was today...


OOC - taking you up on the offer to be part of Jack's circle... :mrgreen:
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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Jemal » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:28 pm

Legs

Lilly laughed at one of Jack's stupid jokes, trying her best to smile along. It hadn't been hard to get him to invite her along to the club, no the hard part was pretending she was interested, and not kicking some of his more sycophantic 'friends' when they got extra annoying. Clearing her throat, she excused herself to the 'ladies room' and took off, intent on finally getting a good view of this place from the inside. Her friends had heard some.. 'interesting' things about this place, but even Michelle hadn't been able to get an invitation, so it had been up to Lilly to find someone who could..
Enter Jack Ryder, playboy extraordinaire, who of course was a member. She'd met him a couple times at work, and he'd seemed taken with her, so when she 'accidentally' ran into him an hour ago, he'd been more than receptive to the idea of her accompanying him for the rest of the evening.

Sneaking away into the bathroom she took a moment to take a breath, then ducked out and started snooping around.
Not sure what she's looking for but figured a place like this has to have SOMETHING not on the up & up.
In case rolls are needed: Stealth; Perception: 1D20+10 = [17]+10 = 27
1D20+8 = [17]+8 = 25
27 stealth, 25 perception to sneak around and see what she can see/overhear.

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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by MetaShaman » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:27 am

Mr. Stupendous - HP: 1
Condition: Bored

'Why am I even here?' he thought to himself as he stood on the roof of a building, fully suited up with his goggles, magboots, and jumpsuit. He was called in to keep an eye on this location by an anonymous source, albeit he had a good guess as to who asked. That said, he was certainly hoping an anonymous tip would take him to the action.

The only reason he'd showed up was to get some use out of his powers, but all he'd gotten to use them for since starting after the tip was using his Magboots to climb to the top of the building using the rebar in the walls. Now he stood watch, waiting for literally anything to make it worth his time to have showed up. A mugging? A carjacking? A cute girl? Something?

It had been like... a half an hour since he got there, but already he was questioning the legitimacy of anyone who follows anonymous tips. How does anything get done this way?

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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Miracle » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:09 pm

Outside

There is a still calmness around the area. Something really awkward in a nightlife area. The sounds of muffled debauchery in the distance is a distraction, but not too much. Yana's super-insight lead her on a wild chase. Ten minutes away turned into seeing a line of clues that would dizzy even the most astute 1960s caped crusader. But here we are in 2016. The end of it at least.

The flicker of a green neon sign makes it hard to see Mr Stupendous. Though he does notice the woman searching around.

This area is seemingly conspicuous in semi-emptiness. Though both of the heroes do spot a group going inside a place called Petit Mort.

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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Doctor Malsyn » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:44 pm

Paradigm
HP: 1
Condition: Analytical

With each new clue, from a rubber scuff on the pavement to the week old candy wrapper, a foggy scene was being painted in her head. 'A man... tall, wearing white sneakers, shuffling down the alley in a rush. A snickers in one hand, the wrapper carelessly littered. He was leaving from somewhere nearby... Alcohol on his breath, something higher class. He would travel for nearly a mile before stopping at a payphone to call a taxi, which would then-' She shakes herself out of her reverie before she lost herself again. Already she was standing still for nearly half a minute, but luckily nobody saw her. At least, she didn't think she was seen.

"Petit Mort..." She spoke under her breath when her attention is drawn to the club. She continued, absently voicing her thoughts. "That would be the place. Might finally close this case if I could get in somehow. We've answered the where, now we just need the how... and the who... and the why..." Her shoulders slump as she heaves out a frustrated sigh. "I'll get there in the end. Always do."
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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Miracle » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:44 pm

Inside

There are no 'VIP' sections here. If you're here, you are somebody or you know somebody who can get in here. The place is not quite 'dark' as it's lighting is anything but light. Red, green, blue, a mix of the primary colors, they all slowly swirl around. Just enough to see maybe a good ways in, but never too far. Maybe there's a reason this private club keeps it so? It's warmer in here than it is outside. There is no waiting area or bar. Servers come around and unimposingly ask for drink orders. In the main area it's big enough to accommodate a lot of people, but not too many. Official count would probably be around 50, but there's not that many here. Soft couch are scattered around, sitting next to short tables. There's a songstress in the corner doing a pleasing melodic tone that sounds like a song but you really can't place the tune.

Maximus Ryder is notorious through out the west coast underworld. Some think he's a myth, but those who he knows are either dead or well taken care of. No in between. Maximus deals in absolutes. His son, Jack Ryder, is a lout. Though Jack knows where his bread is buttered. So if anything, Jack is a distraction. When he arrives in town, Maximus is up to something somewhere.

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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Miracle » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:56 pm

Jack Ryder

Truth be told, this is a small group for him. Petit Mort was personal. Not a large party area. Not that he couldn't get such a place. But when you're rich and want to be dead off the radar, you went to Petit Mort. Rolling about six deep; him, two 'friends' - bodyguards (two non descript bulky looking dudes with shaved heads and sunglasses; twins), but not that they didn't know each other personally - and three ladies of various acquaintance.

Rose Wilson now possesses the body of young woman named Cindy (played by Alex Steele, hiring Canadian :D). Cindy, by luck was a quiet person, someone who Jack didn't pay enough attention to, unless she was close. 'Friends', ahem.

Lilly on the other hand, was someone Jack was smitten with at the moment. When she excused herself, it took a bit talking to keep him there and not following. But his buddies asked him to stick around as more drinks just arrived as Lilly left. The mood lighting and sounds were enough to make Lilly virtually invisible. She heard mostly chatter of maybe the tw other groups in here. One purposely speaking in obvious coded word as it made no since to her. The other talked about getting a private room for the follow up of their business transaction. While skulking she manages to miss a step and bump into someone in an Angel's hat drinking alone In this place? Why?

Paul Kirk, of course, had a good view of this. As good as he could get. The group surrounding Jack was small enough. The two he'd have to worry about were the twins. Why were they even wearing sunglasses in this dark place? Well, until someone bumps into him. It threw off his concentration a bit.

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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Miracle » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:12 am

Outside

Looking outside again, the quiet area sees The Atom out of nowhere. The person walking into Petit Mort does not look like your run of the mill highjacker. Then of course, the underworld looks a lot different since the explosion in Central City. A beast of a man (Hafþór Björnsson) in a nice suit is walking towards the door. away from the garbage can. He obviously doesn't need any help. He speaks a few words that make no sense (a password, The Atom surmises) and then the name "Jack Ryder". The door opens to let the big man in.

Yana and Mr Stupendous are within range to see this.

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Re: The Eight (Arrowverse series), Episode 1: Come Together

Post by Miracle » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:50 am

Jennifer knows how bad seasonal traffic is and is experiencing it right now. People want to get downtown (not just the seedier places) and mingle with people. Along with their pizza, Coast City's beaches attract visitors from all over. Luckily this is an out of the way posh establishment. Sure you have to drive through a part of town that even some hardened cops won't go in without the order to do so, but the hard shell lead to emptiness. Petit Mort wasn't the only business out this way, but it was few and far between. Some would go as far to call it 'creepy'. Twenty minutes. The traffic and bad neighborhood would let her get there in twenty minutes. Of course, there were quicker, more aerial ways to get there. But it wouldn't be discreet!

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