Beyond the borders of the United Planets in the 31st century: for 327 years, the U.P. has been peacefully reconnecting Earth with its former colonies, with planets "seeded" by humanity, and even truly alien worlds like Colu and Durla. There are thousands of inhabited worlds and intelligent species, and very few of them get along with each other. Still, there are those who believe that a united galaxy is the best solution for everybody. One of those is R.J. Brande, one of the richest men in the galaxy. He pushed for a United Planets organization to handle conflicts between systems, and while he had some support, he also had a lot of resistance. There were some who opposed him so strongly that they wished him dead. One of these assassination attempts was in the presence of three teenagers, strangers to each other. The three youths worked together instantly, foiling the assassination and capturing the suspects. Brande saw in them the embodiment of all he had been working towards, and convinced them to follow in the footsteps of the great heroes of the 21st century. They wore costumes and used code names and became the Legion of Super-Heroes based in Superman's former city: Metropolis.
Rules for game play:
1.) No back-to-back posting.
2.) PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND SET-UPS!!!
3.) Make sense. If we can't make heads or tails of your posts they're likely to get skipped over.
4.) Get permission before using another player's character in your posts if it involves changing the scene or making actions. Everybody will take beatings in this game in battle however, so don't get pissed if you get punched or blasted into a wall by the bad guys!
5.) Problems with the game or players should be sent directly to me or my deputy GM Endrance through PM's. I don't want a bunch of bickering in the OOC.
6.) Abandoned characters will be used as NPC's or killed off within the context of the story.
7.) “I was waiting for [insert player/character] to make a move” is not an excuse to not post.
8.) My word is law.
Two weeks ago...
On the planet Earth, in the city of Metropolis, several dozen people await the arrival of a star cruiser with passengers that include teen pop singer Fire Eyes from the planet New Tamaran, the heiress to the Luthor family fortune LeAnna Luthor, and billionaire philanthropist and United Planets supporter RJ Brande. Brande, a brown haired Earth man in his late 20's, always had 5 o' clock shadow and patiently waited for the cruiser to land. Another business meeting in sector 2816 had the most of his attention for the last few days despite the blue skinned girl from the planet Talok VIII waiting for him in his hotel room on the planet Poppo. But finally, the ship was entering Earth's atmosphere. Aurik O'Conner was visiting the planet for the first time. A native of the screaming planet of Sonaria in sector 2817, he was in the coach section whereas Mr. Brande was in the first class seating area with all of the perks. There was a girl who caught Aurik's eye, not the pop singer with orange skin and green fiery eyes, but a dark skinned girl with wings who was seated in the back due to her wings taking up more space.
"This has been one helluva trip..." Aurik thought with an almost Irish sounding accent.
Upon the ship's landing, as the passengers piled out of the open doors in the back end of the starship, several armed individuals appeared out of nowhere in the crowd and opened fire on those exiting the ship. It was obviously a political matter as one of the men was heard shouting "We don't need more aliens, we need more jobs!"
A blonde young man suddenly opened his mouth and created an opening big enough to consume an entire food cart in the back of the ship. His size almost tripled and the next thing anybody saw was a sight unlike any other. The winged girl flew the pop singer and Brande to a nearby rooftop for safety, the now larger blonde male bent the heavy steel of the cruiser's hatch to protect a few other civilians who hadn't tried to run for safety, and Aurik did what he knew best. He let out a scream of intense proportions that shattered glass and destroyed the weapons carried by the black clad individuals with a hatred for the United Planets. Brande was always noted for having one of those smiles, and now he was smiling down on what he was witnessing. The winged girl flew back down and between the screamer, the eater, and the winged one they took control of the situation and apprehended the criminals with only two civilians getting injured.
The headquarters still smelled new. "Like new dishes" Aurik thought, now code-named Banshee and sporting a black and yellow suit with the Interlac symbol for the letter 'b' on his chest. He was sitting in a chair next to the blonde kid, now called Bulk Lad, and the winged warrior from New Thanagar code-named War Bird. They had to fill out the rest of the team, holding auditions for new members for the last few days. After a young alien with orange skin showed off his not so incredible power of making his arms fall off, the three Legionnaires all voted 'NO' and the boy walked off saying "it was still such an honor to meet you all!"
"So, Kodol, who do you think's gonna win this whole leadership vote between the current line-up? Lot of really good competition in here..." Aurik asked opening up his arms to the wide open spaces of the front of the new Legion HQ.
Kodol, who looked a lot more slimmer then he did on that faithful day, glanced over to Aurik, "Well really I think it should come down to whoever's most qualified. The last thing that should happen is for it to turn into some popularity contest." Kodol stated matter of factually.
~KL~ [assist from Haiku]