The Other Side
-A Standalone Queen Stein Production-
|GM: Stein| Co-GM: Lord Wraith|
|Genre: Superhero, Modern Fantasy|
"It was the death seen round the world, as an angel fell from the sky. Our saving grace now reduced to a plummeting beacon of despair. The impact may not have broken his body, but it broke our spirits, our minds and everything we believed in."-- Excerpt from the Daily Planet
On June 5th, 2014 the world witnessed what many news sources classify as ‘the death seen round the world.’
Multiple eye-witness accounts recount varied reactions. A choked gasp, a silence of stupor, slacked jaws and widened eyes. Many say they felt a rush of air as he was hit. Some swear time slowed during the worldwide inhale in the moment he fell and a dreamlike state of disbelief caught the world as cameras recorded his impact into the earth. Reality set in when he didn’t rise:
‘The Man of Steel is no more.’
Different stories tackled the near decimation of Earth in different ways. Some speculated probable precursor cause while others took this as an abominable affront to be retaliated against. Others turned their eyes to our heroes and visitors from other planes or planets, labeling them as the source. But each of them, no matter how furious nor fearful, took special homage to pay to Earth’s greatest hero. The Kryptonian fell fast, but he fell a legend and a faltering beacon to all. ’The Daily Planet’ produced a particularly wrenching account that encapsulated an entire city’s sense loss into a few thousand characters and words.
Details are unclear, and the chaos of the day muddles much of it, but the consensus of the credible outlets centers on the ease with which the Martians seemed to appear on our doorstep. Our Last Line of Defense didn’t spring to our protection until the door had been kicked in. And what was to say it wouldn’t happen again?
And in the flawed fashion of man, some began to call for the heads of all extra-terrestrials. Their calls were heard by other impressionable minds softened with ignorance and fear, and they began to mirror the call, turning it into a cry.
Before their cries could excite the masses however, another call came to be heard across the world. A call for justice. A call open to all strong enough to hear it, bold enough to listen, and mad enough to answer.
The call to join a League like none that had ever come before.
The Justice League.
Will you answer the call?
- Kal-El fell on June 5th in the midst of the White Martian attempted invasion of Earth.
- The source of his death is still unknown and the current theories all point away from his death being the pure result of the Martian attack. Eyes on the ground report seeing a flash of light following his plummet to Earth. J’onn has reported feeling a surge of energy, alerting him to the drastic shift in battle.
-On a global scale, there have been vague spikes in crime, but nothing constant or near the level of creating an epidemic.
- The Flash, one of the first on the scene when the threat touched on Earth soil, is missing. Last reports put him crossing the U.S., heading for the California coast.
--In the duration of time between Kal's death and this call to action, J'onn, along with Bruce and other heroes (Barda Free being a notable contributor) have completed the construction of their crowing achievement: The Watchtower. A floating sentinel just outside of Earth's atmosphere, to serve as a base of operations and central hub for heroes. Built from salvaged alien tech and human technological advancements, it's presence has -- for now-- been sanctioned by the United Nations.
-The Green Lantern is reported M.I.A. but is under suspicion as having ties to the Kryptonian’s death.
-Wonder Woman has disappeared from public and private eye since the attempted invasion. Her last known whereabouts put her with her Amazonian sisters.
Character Creation Rules:
 All Characters must be Canon DC individuals. There's a good bit of leeway in the creative liberties I'm allowing, but please don't abuse it. The backstories can be shifted and picked a bit, but there's no way that Dick Grayson served a stint as Doctor Fate. Dianna and Zatana diddling each other....I'll probably allow it.
 Character sheets are NOT approved until they have explicit stamp of approval by myself. Other GM's can look over and give you advice, but the final say rests with me.
 Only inquire about your character in the OOC ONCE. And allow us a maximum of 24 hours to give a response. After that, personally message me and inquire. Pestering in the OOC will not be tolerated.
 Character sheets must use the accepted skeleton format. I'm fine with transferred characters, but please adjust them to the skeleton accordingly. This makes it much easier to find key points that I may be looking for at the time and also standardizes the skeletons making it easier for other players to view the information on your character.
 Players are allowed one character to start. Period. This may change as the story progresses. But, as it stands now: one character. Don't ask to make another character, because I'll know you haven't read this and I'll make things exorbitantly more difficult.
Out of Character Creation:
 Don't just respect the Game Masters, also respect your fellow players. There WILL be disagreements. But in cases such as that, you can either settle it amicably and professionally, consult myself or suck your own tit and get over it. If you get cunty with another player in the thread, I'll get cunty right back.
 If you've got an idea for the plot, please feel free to ask me about it! I love good ideas and I think that integrated views make the RP more realistic.
In Character Creation:
 I expect a 2 paragraph minimum for ALL posts. If you can't fill that, you probably shouldn't be posting. On the opposite end of the spectrum, don't post simply to post. Activity is good, but if it doesn't organically contribute to the story, then it becomes unnecessary.
 The typical no God Moding. You God Mod and I'll just castrate your character. Plain as that.
 You character isn't invincible (well...some of them are...but you know what I mean), so operate with that mentality.
 NPC's are NOT to be killed or interacted with past typical things. The NPC's will not be participating in plot-altering actions without my consent.
 We are adults. We know what sex is. That doesn't mean that this is "Superpowered Back Door Sluts 13: Alien Anal Intrusion". So, keep the intimacy to a healthy level or I swear to RuPaul that I will give your character a cure-resistant strain of herpes in the next post.
 Don't be intolerant. And don't be a dick. ....Aristotle said that, right?
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Stein as ... Big Barda (Barda Free)
Raja as ... Dr. Light (Kimiyo Hoshi)
Kurogane86 as ... Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
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Barda, being a New God, retains the privileges of their unique physiology from being in such close proximity to the Source. Her power set includes:
Immortality: Technically, Barda is over 200 years old, though she hardly looks to be older than 30 as she’s stopped physically aging. Unless acted upon by an active outside force, Barda can live for multiple millennia.
Superhuman Physiology: Barda’s body is a powerhouse. Her New God physiology in conjunction with Darkseid’s enhancements have made her extra durable. Blunt objects cause little harm to her, unless being wielded by someone with strength equal to hers. However, this doesn’t extend to piercing and sharp objects.
-Her reflexes allow her to move at incredible speeds with heightened accuracy. Even with the weight of her armor, Barda can dodge bullets with relative ease.
-Her stamina is notable due to her physiology and rigorous training. She can hold her own in battle for well over an hour.
-Her physical strength allows her roughly lift around 100 tons.
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-Master Combatant: Barda is a warrior through and through. Her martial arts is on par with notable figures.
-Alien Knowledge and Tactician: Groomed from early to lead Darkseid’s forces, Barda is just as cunning as she is powerful at choice times.
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-Radion: Like all New Gods, Barda is vulnerable to the mysterious substance known as Radion. In sustained explosions or doses it can kill her. Though it isn’t a particularly abundant substance, Barda is highly wary of it.
-Scott Free: He clouds her thoughts. In his recent disappearance it has driven her to rash decisions. Barda has even vocally acknowledged about her concerns on whether she is unable to find her missing husband.
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Mega Rod: And Apokoliptian weapon, Barda has used this nearly indestructible weapon in a variety of ways. It is roughly as long as a mace and weighs around 150 pounds. The dense piece of weaponry and technology has been used to best many a foe as a blunt weapons, tearing bone, skull and metal alike. It is also capable of producing blasts of concussive force. Barda is even able to channel it for different uses.
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Aero-Discs: Small circular pads fitted under the foot for travel, they allow the user to levitate and travel. Barda can activate them at will, though they have a finite amount of energy before needing to be recharged.
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Apokoliptan Armor: Her armor from her days among Darkseid’s forces serves her well. Able to absorb the brunt of many energy attacks and of course sharp objects, it carries with it durability and functionality that only armor from Apokolips can provide.
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On the day that would go down in history, Barda Free’s largest worry had been working in time to return her crock pot in between a sparring session with Dianna and date night with Scott.
Waking up that morning, she had no intention of dawning her fearsome mantle and charging head-first into a battle that would change her life the following year.
She found herself on patrol at the request of Scott, rounding up smalltime rogue villains who had developed some sense of boldness on this day of all days. It wasn’t until he contacted her, the usual light and carefree quality to his voice gone, that her stomach began to tighten. A warrior didn’t fear battle, but dammit, what would this bring them this time? Their entire stay on this planet had been fraught with trial, testing circumstance and tribulation. What could have come up now that worried her husband so?
She feared Apokolips troops when he began to fill her in on the “alien” nature of the attack, but they were soon identified otherwise. Along with her husband, Mister Miracle, they were one of the first on the scene along with the Kryptonian and the Amazon. For a moment, Barda became lost in the battle, feeling the ebb of nostalgia coloring her cheeks and flush of justice guiding her blows.
Until they started becoming overwhelmed.
The forces grew from nowhere and she was soon separated Scott, who had insisted on providing Superman backup. She held her position with Dianna, while Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern cleared through enemies. And for a second, she began to worry about the fate of their battle.
That fear grew when Superman fell and for a second—the briefest of instances—Barda’s mind was taken completely off of her husband as the Kryptonian fell.
It had to be in that instance that he disappeared. That something—or someone—took her husband.
Though the tides of the battle that day eventually turned, Barda felt no pleasure as she couldn’t find her husband in the after-battle. J’onn requested her help in focusing his efforts on something larger that would help all of Earth, and Barda agreed on the premise that she continued to search for her husband when their forces were strong once more.
In the ensuing year, she’s been aiding in the construction of the Watchtower and chasing leads on the Green Lantern, the Flash and her husband.
Even in the midst of her distress, she still has a desire to joing the League, recognizing what was lost when the Kryptonian fell.
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