Justice League: Out Of The Mists

Plot Type: Macro Plot

Troubled by the effects of the lingering, transformative Terrigen Mists on regular people, Wonder Woman enlists the aid of the Justice League to stop the DEO and Cadmus from further victimizing people already fallen victim to the NuHuman chrysalis process.

In the Apocalypse plot back in the Fall (I think it was Fall), Apocalypse released t-gen bombs into Earth's atmosphere. His main targets were Buranda Nyasir (fictional African country), Bogota Columbia South America, Volgograd Russia, Osaka Japan, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, Canberra Australia, Johannesburg South Africa, Khartoum Sudan, Granada Spain, Saguenay Quebec Canada, New York, and San Diego (which has become a version of DCUO's SUB-Diego due to this event). Those were also locations where Apocalypse tried to encourage the erection of biodomes, ostensibly to protect target populations. In fact, those domes (where they were built — most of them weren't or were otherwise incomplete) were actually designed to help circulate "wild terrigen gas" around the planet and increase the damage. No domes were built in the US.

In the months since the end of the Apocalypse Event, scientists have classified the mists as a "biotransformative compound" that can affect almost anything organic, but has the most profound effects on persons SHIELD now designates as "pending C-47", i.e. possessing Inhuman genes — which they're treating like a variation of the mutant gene, even though it's really not. (They don't realize that, yet.) However, sufficient concentration of the Terrigen compound can cause both terrain and non-inhuman bio-systems (i.e. regular people and animals) to transform, albeit to a lesser extent than those possessing Inhuman DNA.

So. All that has been said to give you an OOC idea of what we're dealing with. (I believe it's easier to shape plots when everyone has an idea where we're going.)

ICly, the JL knows about SHIELD's genetic designations and research through one channel or another. Between Oracle and other tech-savvy/science-savvy heroes, getting that information, while difficult, hasn't been impossible. We've had greater trouble getting into the DEO/Cadmus databases because they've gone to extraordinary lengths to remain unconnected, using wired systems instead of wireless and physical dispatches (biometrically secured thumb drives and data disks) instead of email or other electronic communication. Even Oracle and Batman have struggled to find anything more meaningful than road and/or air traffic.

All official inquiries put to Cadmus have been met with superficially forthcoming statements assuring the questioner that everything they are doing is within the scope of their government-provided mandate to analyze the mists and provide a way to enable its victims to live full and productive lives. The official spin is that they're looking for a cure — and they certainly are. But, Ozymandias, through a ruse provided by his Umoja corporation, has secured an equipment manifest for Cadmus that suggests they may also be attempting some sort of cloning or bioreplication experiment. Official Cadmus spokespersons explain that away as part of the effort to analyze and understand how the compound works, because an antidote can't be created without a full understanding of the causative effects and deny any human experimentation is being conducted. (But, remember, folks, there are no laws against experimenting on clones. Cadmus is always careful to sidestep that fact.)

There has been no contact with the DEO at all, who have refused to comment (and will continue to refuse). What is known is that the DEO is providing all the security arrangements and transportation for Cadmus equipment and dispatches. Further, according to internal government memos, obtained through various back door sources, the DEO is *not* working for Cadmus. Cadmus is working for the DEO.

Superman, acting as Clark Kent, has discovered that the top researcher at Cadmus is Dr. Kavita Rao, who is a known international expert on the x-gene and biomutagenics. She is assisted by Dr. Charles Andreas, whose work in similar fields is considered brilliant if of questionable ethics, and Major Thomas Lutdwig, who was apparently the security chief for the Cadmus facility at Hell's Gate. Of the three of them, Dr. Rao is, perhaps, the most open to honest debate and conversation. She genuinely believes what she is doing will help people. Andreas has a reputation for arrogance and condescension, but a genius nonetheless, and a study of Lutdwig's military records hints he is likely a black ops man who plays his cards close to his chest and doesn't easily tip his hand until he's ready to exploit his enemies' weaknesses. With the DEO to back him up, he is a legitimate threat, should the JL decide to move against the Hell's Gate facility.

Oracle's tracking algorithms should soon allow her to narrow her search of DEO/Cadmus traffic to two main sites: Hell's Gate and somewhere in the Pennsylvania Poconos. (There needs to be a scene or cutscene to that effect.)

Now, the mist fields *do* change, and the Watchtower scanners will show this. They move with the weather patterns, breaking up with high pressure systems and reforming in low pressure systems. So, there have been incidents of the mists turning up in other places — e.g. Suicide Slums, Metropolis, or East End, Gotham. This remains a constant danger and, typically, shortly after the dissipation of the mists in urban environments, the DEO moves in to collect NuHuman chrysalis cocoons wherever they may appear.


RP Hooks

Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Investigation of the mists' mutagenic effects (speak to Flash);
  • Encounters with DEO agents in mist field areas
  • Rescuing cocoons from DEO/Mercenary forces in various mist field areas
  • Trying to reach out to the InHumans for help or information
  • Investigations of Cadmus personnel.
  • Trying to sway the loyalty of Cadmus personal to help the heroes.

Plot Logs

April 22, 2017: Terrigen Mists: Supernova

The X-Men and T'Challa race to find the source of the psychic, primal cry of rage and pain that was audible to every high-level telepath around the world. Alfie O'Meagan wants to change the world.

(permalink: log:5728 | tags: black_panther cloud cyclops jl-mists phoenix reader siege storm t'challa terrigen_mists terrigen_mists_conclusion3 x-mists | posted: 28 Apr 2017 04:15)

April 22, 2017: Terrigen Mists: Loose Cannon

When Alfie disappears in Hoboken, he reappears in the DEO compound in Hell's Gate, Metropolis, a loose cannon with anger issues. The Justice League and friends must intervene.

(permalink: log:5727 | tags: batman captain_marvel flash green_lantern green_lantern_rayner jl-mists mists_conclusion2 reader starfire terrigen_mists wonder_woman x-mists | posted: 27 Apr 2017 23:04)

April 22, 2017: Terrigen Mists: Hoboken Rifts

As reality warps over Hoboken, NJ, heroes converge to combat the results.

(permalink: log:5703 | tags: doctor_strange jl-mists lara_croft mists_conclusion1 rune taskmaster tattoo terrigen_mists x-mists | posted: 22 Apr 2017 23:13)

March 28, 2017: Mists Politics and Piezilla

Barry and Stephanie try to take on the Piezilla challenge, only to be sidetracked by a Royal visitor from Wakanda, King T'Challa.

(permalink: log:5611 | tags: black_panther flash jl-mists spoiler x-mists | posted: 28 Mar 2017 13:38)

March 21, 2017: Avenging, Time?

Nathaniel and Starfire meet and discuss, differences?

(permalink: log:5572 | tags: avengers jl-mists kang starfire | posted: 22 Mar 2017 00:40)

March 17, 2017: Drinks with Pam

Pamela Isley stalks Barry Allen after he speaks at Gotham University on the Mists.

(permalink: log:5545 | tags: flash jl-mists poison_ivy | posted: 18 Mar 2017 05:58)

March 11, 2017: Strange Science!

After The Pennsylvania Solution ( http://cmbeta.wikidot.com/log:5503 ), Strange wakes up in a spaceship and they discuss how science, tech, and magic have conflicts.

(permalink: log:5557 | tags: doctor_strange flash jl-mists starfire | posted: 19 Mar 2017 22:28)

March 10, 2017: Pennsylvania Solution

The Justice League has come to the DEO's facility in Pennsylvania to put an end to their experiments and cloning operation … with a bang.

(permalink: log:5503 | tags: captain_marvel doctor_strange flash glh jl-mists starfire wonder_woman | posted: 12 Mar 2017 18:38)

March 09, 2017: Mists Symposium

Barry Allen holds a symposium to share what he's learned of the Mists and gets some feedback from some powerful sources.

(permalink: log:5491 | tags: cyclops flash jl-mists phoenix reader spoiler storm x-mists | posted: 10 Mar 2017 04:22)

March 03, 2017: CADMUS Caper: Prelude

Batman and the Martian Manhunter plot a caper.

(permalink: log:5465 | tags: batman jl-mists martian_manhunter | posted: 05 Mar 2017 02:56)

March 02, 2017: Dr. Rao, I Presume

A panicked phone call to the League switchboard brings several of the League's premiere members to the aid of a scientist fleeing the DEO's operations in Hell Gate, Metropolis.

(permalink: log:5468 | tags: captain_marvel jl-mists martian_manhunter wonder_woman | posted: 05 Mar 2017 22:13)

March 01, 2017: JLA X Alliances

After a visit from Flash and intel relayed, Storm and Wonder Woman meet.

(permalink: log:5573 | tags: jla jl-mists storm wonder_woman x-men x-mists | posted: 22 Mar 2017 03:25)

February 28, 2017: Parade de Cirque

Joker invades Gotham's Mardi Gras Parade - and gets thwarted, but not before causing mayhem.

(permalink: log:5443 | tags: catwoman jl-mists joker punchline spoiler | posted: 01 Mar 2017 03:37)

February 24, 2017: Shes My Gotham Girl

Flash visits the medical bay on the Watchtower and Spoiler encounters Green Lantern. Deathstroke's name is dropped.

(permalink: log:5419 | tags: flash glh jla jl-mists spoiler | posted: 25 Feb 2017 05:27)

February 23, 2017: Happy Unbirthday!

Joker welcomes his special new creation to the world - an Inhuman!

(permalink: log:5413 | tags: jl-mists joker punchline x-mists | posted: 24 Feb 2017 03:04)

February 21, 2017: The Bloody Aftermath

Shortly after Nowhere Fast, Red Robin and Spoiler arrive in Metropolis, at the site of Deathstroke's ambush of the Flash.

(permalink: log:5407 | tags: flash jl-mists red_robin spoiler | posted: 23 Feb 2017 05:28)

February 21, 2017: Nowhere Fast

Following Singular Choices and Contract Maiming, a conference between Tim and Stephanie about the disappearance of Zatanna Zatara and John Constantine is interrupted by an emergency message, and an uncomfortable revelation.

(permalink: log:5403 | tags: himmel jl-mists red_robin spoiler vexed | posted: 22 Feb 2017 05:12)

February 21, 2017: Contract Maiming

Deathstroke lures a familiar, if changed foe, into a trap.

(permalink: log:5401 | tags: deathstroke flash jl-mists | posted: 22 Feb 2017 04:16)

February 20, 2017: Back to Africa

Morien of Umoja gives Ravager a call to work with a familiar former partner, back in a familiar place.

(permalink: log:5398 | tags: jl-mists ozymandias ravager | posted: 21 Feb 2017 22:36)

February 20, 2017: Cutscene: Joker's Mists Marinade

What happens when you touch something that the Joker has claimed as his? A lawyer in Gotham finds out

(permalink: log:5369 | tags: jl-mists joker x-mists | posted: 17 Feb 2017 16:28)

February 19, 2017: Undersea Extraction - Water Team

So, everyone came down to the deepest depths of the ocean on a supersecret save the world mission. And then, see, kaboom. Everything went to crud. Someone has to take on the big nasty in the water. And this is their tale!

(permalink: log:5390 | tags: aquaman aquawoman captain_marvel flash jl-mists martian_manhunter spoiler | posted: 21 Feb 2017 01:40)

February 19, 2017: Undersea Extraction - Lab Team

Flash leads the mission to Apokolip's Crashed Lab.

(permalink: log:5376 | tags: aquaman captain_america captain_marvel fairchild flash jl-mists jonah_maiava lara_croft martian_manhunter spoiler | posted: 19 Feb 2017 13:57)

February 18, 2017: #SweetNewRide

Spoiler gets Avengers tech as a Welcome to the Team gift. Nathaniel hits the bull's eye about the Flash/Spoiler entanglement. No one is surprised that it makes the batling brood.

(permalink: log:5378 | tags: flash jl-mists kang spoiler | posted: 19 Feb 2017 17:53)

February 17, 2017: The New Windy City

An awoken Nuhuman child unleashes in Hub City. The Justice League (Green Lantern and Wonder Woman) save the day.

(permalink: log:5374 | tags: glh jl-mists wonder_woman | posted: 18 Feb 2017 18:28)

February 17, 2017: A Plead to (Nu)Humanity

Barry Allen visits Xavier's Institute - and discovers that the road to helping those affected with the Mists won't be as easy or as cooperative as he hoped.

(permalink: log:5364 | tags: flash jl-mists reader storm x-mists | posted: 17 Feb 2017 11:01)

February 16, 2017: Gotham Mists

A random college rave turns dangerous when some of the Mists from Metropolis blows onto Gotham's shores.

(permalink: log:5342 | tags: flash jl-mists rachel_quinn silverhawk spoiler | posted: 15 Feb 2017 04:43)

February 12, 2017: Library Chatter

After the attack in Area 81, Barry meets with Lara Croft about the undersea mission and Stephanie comes looking for him after a troubling text.

(permalink: log:5329 | tags: flash jl-mists lara_croft spoiler | posted: 13 Feb 2017 03:13)

February 11, 2017: Leaders and Warriors

Ozymandias talks to Wonder Woman about the Justice League future, and his future plans.

(permalink: log:5383 | tags: jl:a jl-mists ozymandias wonder_woman | posted: 19 Feb 2017 20:14)

February 11, 2017: Ambush in Senre Ville

Barry Allen gets a call from a DEO whistleblower, promising information on their research of the Mists. He walks into a trap - thankfully, he has powerful backup.

(permalink: log:5324 | tags: doctor_strange flash jl-mists starfire | posted: 12 Feb 2017 03:28)

February 09, 2017: Mission Planning: Mists Recovery

Flash starts to assemble the team to go explore Apocalypse's sunken lab. First up, letting an old friend of a different Flash know that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Mission and social plans are made.

(permalink: log:5311 | tags: aquaman captain_marvel fairchild flash jl-mists miss_martian spoiler | posted: 10 Feb 2017 11:58)

February 08, 2017: It's About Choice

Flash makes a run to Westchester to speak to Storm about the Nuhumans he rescued.

(permalink: log:5298 | tags: flash jl-mists storm x-mists | posted: 08 Feb 2017 19:55)

February 06, 2017: They Grow Up Too Fast

Flash visits Tattoo and introduces her to Wonder Woman.

(permalink: log:5292 | tags: flash jl-mists tattoo wonder_woman | posted: 07 Feb 2017 04:34)

February 05, 2017: Grave Introductions

After Executions and Introductions, Starfire returns to the Watchtower to report and runs into Barry and Captain Marvel

(permalink: log:5367 | tags: captain_marvel flash jl-mists starfire | posted: 17 Feb 2017 14:28)

February 03, 2017: Oracle Reveals Her Cadmus Info

Ozymandias and Oracle discuss the information she has uncovered on Cadmus. Ozymandias offers further help. Spoiler relays information that she has gain as well.

(permalink: log:5277 | tags: jl-mists oracle ozymandias spoiler terrigen-alert | posted: 05 Feb 2017 03:21)

February 02, 2017: #PrincessTeamwork

Flash and Spoiler meet with Diana on the Terrigen Mists. Alliances, friendships, and plans are made.

(permalink: log:5264 | tags: flash jl-mists spoiler wonder_woman | posted: 03 Feb 2017 04:41)

February 01, 2017: Executions, Introductions

Green Lantern tasked with seeking out Inhumans to aid in the Nuhuman struggle finds one. Doctor Strange and Starfire included.

(permalink: log:5249 | tags: doctor_strange glh jla jl-mists starfire | posted: 01 Feb 2017 15:38)

January 31, 2017: #sempainoticedme

Spoiler asks Flash to come meet her at a Metropolis parking garage to discuss the Terrigen Mists. They do a bit more.

(permalink: log:5244 | tags: flash jl-mists spoiler | posted: 31 Jan 2017 18:09)

January 28, 2017: Flash Joy And the League

Flash shares information with Ozymandias and Batman. Starfire meets the Batman.

(permalink: log:5226 | tags: batman flash jl-mists ozymandias starfire terrigen-alert | posted: 29 Jan 2017 18:59)

January 27, 2017: Follow Up in Suicide Slums

After the events in Showdown in Suicide Slums, Flash invites Spoiler to follow up. More revelations than expected are made.

(permalink: log:5216 | tags: flash jl-mists rogue spoiler tattoo | posted: 28 Jan 2017 04:52)

January 26, 2017: Showdown at Suicide Slums

A group of soldiers are attempting to capture a group of people affected by the Terrigen Mists. Tattoo thinks she's alone, but ends up with a couple of allies in the form of Witchdoctor and Flash.

(permalink: log:5201 | tags: flash jl-mists tattoo witchdoctor | posted: 26 Jan 2017 12:09)

January 14, 2017: An Interview With Cadmus

Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen head to Cadmus Labs' Hell's Gate facility to see what they're up to.

Note: Cadmus NPCs emitted by Wonder Woman, who does not otherwise appear in this scene.

(permalink: log:5289 | tags: jl-mists superman wonder_woman | posted: 07 Feb 2017 01:57)

January 10, 2017: R(E)volution

WOnder Woman and Starfire meet to discuss moving forward with the JLA.

(permalink: log:5102 | tags: jla jl-mists starfire wonder_woman | posted: 10 Jan 2017 14:21)

January 06, 2017: Seeking Wisdom From the Prophetess

Ozymandias talks to Oracle about verifying his recent findings with Cadmus Labs, and asks her help in uncovering more information.

(permalink: log:5084 | tags: jl:a jl-mists oracle ozymandias terrigen-alert | posted: 08 Jan 2017 04:43)

January 04, 2017: Business With Cadmus

Morien meets with Cadmus Labs to get a contract with him to help find out information about their attempts to clone the Terrigen Mists.

(permalink: log:5083 | tags: jl:a jl-mists ozymandias terrigen-alert wonder_woman | posted: 08 Jan 2017 03:59)

January 02, 2017: Watchtower Confab

Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, and Wonder Woman discuss CADMUS

(permalink: log:5071 | tags: batman glh jl-mists superman wonder_woman | posted: 05 Jan 2017 22:54)

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