Arachnos Marshal of Cap au Diable
|Zone||Cap au Diable|
|Coordinates||(-746.0, 135.0, 177.6)|
== Broker ==|
Boris the Russian
Desdemona the Glint
== Level 10-14 ==
Dr. Shelly Percey
== Level 15-19 ==|
- 1 Overview
- 2 Introductions
- 3 Store
- 4 Story Arc(s)
- 4.1 The Aeon Conspiracy
- 4.1.1 Take the job against the Gold Brickers from Marshal Brass
- 4.1.2 Take another deniable job from Marshal Brass
- 4.1.3 Recover Amanda Vines and find out what she's learned
- 4.1.4 Kidnap Aeon's Workers during the Clockwork attack
- 4.1.5 Find out what's wrong with the Power Transfer System for Marshal Brass
- 4.1.6 Destroy generators to stop the transmission
- 4.2 Echo Down the Aeons
- 4.1 The Aeon Conspiracy
- 5 Missions
- 6 External Links
Contact Introduced By
I have someone to refer you to.
(There are no details for this contact. Please see the introduction mission instead.)
I know someone within Arachnos that is recruiting free agents. He is known as Operative Wellman, an ex-cop from Paragon City who despises vigilantes. He has a lot of connections, and can get you Mutant and Science Enhancements.
Wellman is efficient and ruthless, but do your job well, and you'll get good ratings with Arachnos.
Arachnos Marshal of Cap au Diable
Marshal Leon Brass is the head of all Arachnos military operations in Cap au Diable. though he technically reports to Dr. Aeon, the Island's governor, Marshal Brass has a lot of power of his own. Many think that he was put in place to monitor Dr. Aeon for Arachnos, and remove him by force should the erratic scientist become a threat.
Prior to Introduction
I have no idea who you are, but I'm open minded. If you come to me with the recommendation of Dr. Shelly Percey, we'll be able to talk.
Get this straight: As Marshal, I shouldn't be talking to you. But I need to have some things done. And I think you can do them.
- It's on.
I'm an important person, but there are many others above me. I think you'll do fine in the future.
No More Missions
I don't have anything more for you. Deal with it.
You do good work. You should see if one of my Enhancements can help sharpen your edge. You may contact me directly, if you wish.
- Level 20 Natural/Technology Dual Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
You've proven yourself. My store is entirely open to you.
The Aeon Conspiracy
Souvenir: After Action Report
(This souvenir is awarded if you successfully complete the final mission)
From: Marshal Leon Brass
To: Governor Aeon
As requested, I have summarized the events leading up to the WSPDR incident for your files.
A series of events brought this to our attention. It began when a freelance villain tangles with members of the Gold Bricker group. The freelancer came to my attention after an attempt to sell a captured hoversled to Arachnos. I decided to make use of that audacity, and recruited the Freelancer as a deniable agent.
I found a first use for the Freelancer immediately. Wyvern had somehow triggered a false radiation alert in one of our bases. Rather than send our own troops to fight them and reveal that we had seen through their ruse, I sent the Freelancer to handle it. Wyvern was apparently working with a new and unknown Metahuman threat, known as 'Professor Echo'. The freelancer was a bit too zealous, and whatever records Professor Echo and Wyvern were looking for were destroyed.
I next utilized the deniable operative to retrieve the WSPDR reporter Amanda Vines. I know you filed a protest that I did not order her killed, but my hands are tied in that matter by direct orders from Lord Recluse. I report to you, but we all report to him. Additionally, Wyvern forces were present, led by Professor Echo. I can also confirm that Wyvern had already destroyed whatever research was occurring in the lab. Even I don't know what was going on in there.
I was next distracted from interrogating Vines by the incident at the Power Transfer System. Unfortunately, by the time my troops arrived, all of your men had been killed by the Clockwork. Not even the freelancer in my employ was able to arrive on time.
When we next tried to locate Ms. Vines, we found that she'd uncovered the control center to the PTS. With my forces spread out, I had to utilize the freelancer. Unfortunately, Wyvern communications sabotage prevented me from getting word to your men in the control center. The full account of this tragic event and it's costs has already been sent to you. The freelancer was still able to stop Ms. Vines' investigation, and also battled against Professor Echo again.
Up until this point, we had thought that we'd acted quickly enough in all cases to prevent Ms. Vines from gaining enough information to formulate any solid theories. Fortunately, I have operatives in place within the WSPDR news organization who informed us of how wrong we were. I activated our deniable operative to work with your forces to contain the situation and prevent WSPDR from broadcasting while my own forces manned the jamming stations against counter-attack.
After the WSPDR offices were occupied, we cleansed all dangerous information, and took those involved into persuasive custody. As per my orders, Ms. Vines herself was not harmed in a permanent or visible manner. We did discover that she was being provided with information through a secret source. We believe that this source was none other than Professor Echo. I have requested further funds to investigate. At the end of the clean-up phase, I executed the freelancer personally to prevent information from leaking out. I've sealed the freelancer's file to maintain secrecy, as per standard operating procedure.
Souvenir: A Bootleg Recording
(This souvenir is awarded if you fail the final mission)
A copy of this bootleg broadcast was left for you in a security deposit box along with a substantial amount of money. When you play it, you see Amanda Vines, urgently reporting from within the WSPDR building:
'This is Amanda Vines, reporting from WSPDR news with a special report.'
'People of Cap au Diable, and of all the Rogue Isles, I'm speaking to you tonight with a message of gravest importance. We have uncovered a conspiracy within the governorship of Cap au Diable to deceive the peoples of all the Rogue Isles. A conspiracy that's placed every one of us in danger. A secret that we call:'
The Aeon Conspiracy
'It began during our investigation of the gang called the Gold Brickers. These notorious thieves and air pirates have been the source of some debate, but we've found proof positive connecting them and Dr. Aeon's government. Proof that they may well be nothing more than Dr. Aeon's secret squad of sabotuers and hi-tech thieves. Though King Midas, the leader of the Gold Brickers had no comment on these allegations, proof was uncovered by...'
'I'm sorry, but I've been informed that Arachnos Forces are starting to head towards the WSPDR building. I think they're going to try to take us off the air. I'll have to try and hit the high points, but I assure you that everything I'm telling you is true. We next attempted to interview Wyvern agents who had also been pursuing the connection between Dr. Aeon and the Gold Brickers. They had been trying to obtain secret files on Dr. Aeon's mysterious early years when they were stopped by a freelance villain suspected to be working for Marshal Brass, the head of all Arachnos operations in Cap au Diable. While none of the Wyvern operatives were willing to talk on camera, this reporter continued to investigate.'
'Working on an informant's tip, this reporter found herself in an abandoned Arachnos facility, over-run with one of Dr. Aeon's extremely dangerous and highly illegal experiments on the Shivan life-forms found in Bloody Bay. Caught between these alien monsters, this reporters life was spared by a super powered individual who chose to remain anonymous. Can we roll some of that footage?'
The next few minutes show security camera footage as you lead Amanda Vines to safety. Your features and identifying details of your costume have been blurred out. The footage stops suddenly, and cuts back to the studio. From the flames and wreckage, it looks like something just exploded.
'What was that? Was that a rocket? Ladies and gentlemen, we are currently under attack by Arachnos forces. I don't know how much longer we'll be on the air. Information gained in that laboratory and the sudden disappearance of several Power Transfer System workers during a Clockwork attack led us to discover that something was wrong with the PTS. Our investigation is still continuing, but one thing is clear: We are being lied to. Not only is Dr. Aeon lying about the supposedly safe and clean power he's providing us, but he's been lying to us about who he is. I'll cut to the point and hope that we have time to show you the proof later: Dr. Aeon is a lie! He is none other than the notorious mad scientist Dr. Egon, who once terrorized these islands and with his mad experiments and scientific depredations. And we have proof! We have'
At this point, the transmission is nearly cut off as a massive explosion shakes the studio. Amanda Vines appears on screen after a moment. She's bleeding from a scalp wound.
'The sounds that you are hearing are the sounds of a desperate battle being waged outside and within this building, as Arachnos forces are trying to storm WSPDR to shut us down before we can complete this broadcast. We know that they're jamming our transmissions, but we have to hope that someone out there will still be able to hear us. Dr. Aeon is a threat to us all!'
The transmission breaks up into static. According to Marshal Brass, Amanda Vines was spared so that Lord Recluse could keep his 'aura of respectability' by having a voice of opposition. You wonder how others at WSPDR fared. You still got paid, though, so it looks like Vines was true to her offer to pay you if they got a chance to broadcast. They got their chance, but you have to wonder if anyone ever heard it through the jamming.
Take the job against the Gold Brickers from Marshal Brass
I'm Marshal Leon Brass. I control all Arachnos operations in this Cap au Diable, reporting to Dr. Aeon. You'd be , right? You've tangled with my forces before, I'm sure. Don't worry about it. I don't hold grudges for that kind of thing. It's just how it is here. I've heard good things about you. That you're powerful. That you're capable. That you don't mind getting your hands dirty. Sounds like what I need.
I have a job or two I need done by an independent contractor, and I think you could be the one. You'll be paid, but this will be kept quiet. This is not official Arachnos work. You will not officially work for me in any capacity. Arachnos troops will still consider you a valid target, and if you mess up, I will deny any knowledge that you even exist. What I will do, is pay you for certain jobs for me. The first one will be against the Gold Brickers. The job is yours if you want it. Otherwise, walk away.
Here's the details:
I've been wanting to see one of the Gold Brickers rocketpacks up close for a long time. They resemble an old Arachnos prototype. If they're derived from that program, then we have a security leak.
Your job is to steal one of the Rocketpacks, then to deliver it to Dr. Flammonds's lab for analysis. Flammond is one of ours. The Gold Brickers will try to stop you. Don't get stopped. The pack will only have about 90 minutes worth of fuel, but even if you run out, Flammond can still analyze it.
Steal Rocket-pack from Brickers
Get the Rocket-pack, then get it to Dr. Flammond.
The Gold Brickers are in the middle of one of their thefts. It looks like they aren't expecting an interruption like this.
- Steal Rocket-pack from Brickers
- Steal rocket-pack
You got the rocket pack! Now to deliver it to Dr. Flammond!
- Skeet (Gold Brickers Boomer) (Boss)
|A Stolen Rocket pack|
|You stole this Rocket pack from the Gold Brickers. it only has 90 minutes of flight time before it's security system will fuse it's inner workings.|
Upon successful completion of the first part of this mission, a villain will earn the Goldbricker Rocket Pack temporary power.
|Goldbricker Rocket Pack Toggle: Self Fly|
This is a stolen rocket pack you stole as evidence that Dr. Aeon has modified them on the sly. It has enough fuel for 90 minutes of flight.
Get rocket-pack to Dr. Flammond
Now that you have the pack, get it to Flammond. Give him any help he asks for.
Though there aren't any signs of forced entry, you can see that this base has been over-run! The Gold Brickers knew you were coming.
- Get rocket-pack to Dr. Flammond
- Find Dr. Flammond
- Escort Dr. Flammond out
You got the Rocket-pack to Dr. Flammond
- The Torch (Gold Brickers Boomer) (Boss)
- Boomer (Boss) (Guarding Dr. Flammond)
- Dr. Flammond (Escort Captive)
Upon Reaching Exit
|A word from Dr. Flammond|
|Before Dr. Flammond left, he told you something:
"I thought those Rocket-packs looked familiar. They're based on an old Arachnos prototype I was working on years ago. However, they've been modified rather heavily, and greatly improved. The nature of the modifications are quite unique. The only one who could have done this work would be Dr. Aeon himself!"
Flammond no doubt told you what he told me. Only one who could have done it is my boss, Dr. Aeon. He's been using the Gold Brickers to carry out thefts and attacks on his own. Trading them technology for their services. Using them as his own secret mercenary force. I've suspected that for a while. Dr. Aeon keeps a lot of secrets. Now I know. You also know. Technically, I should have you killed; but I appreciate good work. I also appreciate someone who can keep things quiet. If you can cover both, then I'll have another job for you.
Take another deniable job from Marshal Brass
Aeon's connection to the Gold Brickers makes something else clear. Wyvern had been targeting them, but seemed to drop that recently. Now they're going after Arachnos, but it looks like they're searching for something. Possibly evidence of that connection. They can't be allowed to find it, and it has to be done without revealing it actually exists. That means I'll need another job done by a deniable outside contractor.
I have no special hatred of Wyvern. They help to cull out the weaker villains. However, they've somehow gotten a lot of information on our bases recently. they're searching through our files with near impunity. This has me upset.
They triggered a false radiation alert and forced one base to evacuate. I want you to find why they targeted that base, and then find and defeat every last one of them in there. Report back to me when you're done.
I want you to find why they targeted that base, and then find and defeat every last one of them in there. Report back to me when you're done.
Radiation alarms blare false alerts down every hallway of this base.
- Defeat all Wyvern in base
- Find Wyvern's objective
You defeated Wyvern and got the files.
- Professor Echo (Boss)
Combat start: And there you are,
|A file on Dr. Egon|
|This file contains Arachnos' records of the notorius mad scientist Dr. Egon. His pursuit, trial and capture are all matters of public record, known to most people living in the Rogue Isles. Where these files disagree is in Dr. Egon's final fate. While he was shown to be executed on live television, these files continue on, detailing his negotiations with Arachnos to work for them in exchange for a new identity. An identity called Dr. Aeon.|
I assume you read that file? If you were an actual Arachnos Operative, I'd have to order your death for that. But you're not. In fact. there's no way of me knowing what you have or haven't read, since we don't know each other and have never met. Isn't that something?
Yeah, Dr. Aeon used to be Dr. Egon, the mad scientist. He hasn't changed much. I was one of the people who brought him in. Now you know the truth in a deniable fashion, meaning now you know enough to be helpful with a few more jobs. Aeon's always been unstable, but I'm concerned. He's working on a number of projects that might endanger the whole island. If that were to happen, they'd have my head. Literally. What do you think controls the drones?
Recover Amanda Vines and find out what she's learned
Now you're one of the people who know about Dr. Aeon's past as Dr. Egon. In a deniable fashion, that is. Now, you can do jobs that would arouse too much suspicion in others. which is good. Because I got a lot of jobs. The first is a two-for-one. first point is Amanda Vines. She's WSPDR's star reporter. she's popular. A "crusading reporter" type. People love her. She's got a bad habit of investigating Arachnos business. Lord Recluse finds her presence useful, though. A voice of dissent makes him look more tolerant, more legitimate. And a bit of manipulation makes her very useful. That's what you're going to do. Ms. Vines has been digging into Dr. Aeon's current research. Now she's in trouble. And that's the second part. She snuck into a base where Aeon's experimenting on something. Knowing him, it's something he shouldn't be experimenting on. I want you to find her, find out what Aeon's working on, and find out what she's learned.
- Recover Amanda Vines and find out what she's learned
Aeon keeps a lot of secrets, even from me. If I'm to look after Arachnos's interests, I need to know them. Vines is an expert at finding out secrets, and she's been after Dr. Aeon hard the last few weeks. I want to know what she knows. Don't hurt her, though. Like I said, Lord Recluse likes to have her around. Oh, and there's one more thing. You remember Professor Echo? He might be after Vines, too. Make sure he doesn't get her.
Get Vines out of that place, and make sure to take out Professor Echo.
You can see why this place was abandoned. There's slime everywhere!
- Recover Amanda Vines
- Find Vines
- Escort Vines out
- Prof. Echo
You rescued Amanda Vines
- (Shivans Shivan Destroyer) (Boss) (Guarding Amanda Vines)
- Professor Echo (Boss)
- Amanda Vines (Hostage)
Amanda Vines: I don't suppose any of you, uh, guys, would want to do an interview?
Amanda Vines: If you get me out of here,, I promise not to do an expose on you for a year!
Amanda Vines: You're not a knight in shining armor, but you'll do. Let's get out of here.
(if left behind)
Amanda Vines: This isn't funny,! Where did you go?
Amanda Vines: I don't say this to many villains, but, thank you,. But don't think I'm going to go easy on you now.
(at the mission exit)
Amanda Vines: For a villain, you didn't do a bad job with this rescue. Thanks.
Before combat: With my improved control techniques, we should be perfectly safe, even amid the Shivans.
|Amanda Vines' Report|
|After you rescued her, ace reporter Amanda Vines told you:
"I came her looking for some information for a report on the Power Transfer System. It's putting out too much power, more power than it should be capable of, and I wanted to know why and how. According to my informants, Dr. Aeon was working here back when he began designing the PTS, so I figured that there might be some clues. I snuck in to check it out, and I got more than I bargained for.
You did me a good turn, so I'll pass one on to you. Information is power, you know. I found out that Dr. Aeon has been continuing the work of Dr. Egon, the mad scientist executed by Arachnos several years ago. In fact, I suspect that they may be the same person!
I still don't know what's going on with the PTS, but if I'm right about Dr. Aeon, this could be big. Hope you can profit by that. And thanks."
|A warning from Echo|
|Before teleporting to safety, Professor Echo told you:
"Be very cautious. Dr. Aeon is up to his neck in more things that you know. Pay heed to Ms. Vines' investigations into the Power Transfer System. You could learn more than you may want to know."
Aeon's working on the Shivans, and Vines suspects Aeon's real identity. The first part is a surprise. The Shivans are supposed to be isolated in Bloody Bay. He could get in a lot of trouble for that. Good. I had suspected she might have started to figure out Aeon's real story. Don't know how close she is, though. I also didn't expect her to be looking into the Power Transfer System. That's very interesting. Dr. Aeon keeps the PTS under very close watch. even I don't know all the specifics. Maybe it's time to learn more.
Kidnap Aeon's Workers during the Clockwork attack
Opportunity is a funny thing. I was just talking about learning more about the Power Transfer System. Seems part of it is about to be attacked. Clockwork. Those weird little robots are massing to attack a section. Dr. Aeon says he needs all his own troops for something else, so he's asked me to handle it. So I'm asking you. But I don't care about stopping the attack. I just want more information. So I want you to concentrate on the workers trapped in the attack. Deliver them to safety. The safety of my interrogation rooms.
- Kidnap Aeon's Workers during the Clockwork attack
This has to be quiet. So I want you to go in underground. The sewers in New Haven have an exit in the PTS. If no-one sees you go in, we're in the clear. As far as Dr. Aeon will know, his men were captured by Clockwork. I'll make sure you have an alibi. Aeon will suspect nothing, I'll learn what I want to know, and you'll be well paid.
The air crackles with electricity; some from the PTS, and some from the Clockwork.
- Kidnap Workmen
- 3 workers to kidnap
- 3 workers to lead out
You delivered all of the PTS workers to the Marshall's men.
- (Clockwork Assembler Prince) x3 (Boss) (One guarding each worker)
- PTS Worker x2 (Hostage)
- Carl, PTS Foreman (Hostage)
Clockwork minion: *Bzt Zlll* The huuu-mann must cease func-tion. *Bzt Zlll*
PTS worker: Dr. Aeon will pay you a lot if you help me,. I promise!
PTS worker: I'll make a fair deal with you,. You help me, I'll make sure Doc Aeon helps you.
(if left behind)
PTS worker: C'Mon,. I can't make it out on my own!
PTS worker: Thanks for the save,!
(at the mission exit)
PTS worker: I'd heard a lot of bad things about you,, but you've done right by me. I won't forget this.
Clockwork minion: *Bzt Zlll* Kill the huuu-mann! *Bzt Zlll*
Carl, PTS foreman: Never thought I'd say this, but you're a sight for sore eyes. You wanna help me get outta here?
Carl, PTS foreman: Well, and look at this! You'd be, right?. Well, , let me not get in your way as you clear a path outta here.
(if left behind)
Carl, PTS foreman: Aw, man. Look,, C'mon! I could use some help, here!
(if captured by the Clockwork)
Carl, PTS foreman: Hey, hey, hey! You freaks get away from me, because you are weird.
Carl, PTS foreman: From one weirdo to another. But since you ain't tryin' to kill me, that makes you an improvement.
(at the mission exit)
Carl, PTS foreman: You did a pretty good job, there, Dr. Aeon know about this Cause this is all his fault, let me tell you.. I'll let
|The Control room|
|After you got him out of the Clockwork attack, the PTS Foreman named Carl told you something interesting:
"That was weird, but I have worked for Doc Aeon for a couple a' years, so I have seen weird. You wanna see weird? You should see the control room for the PTS. I been there once, and I still have trouble sleepin' when I think about it. You want to check it out, you go ahead. I'll even tell you where it is. Just, ah, don't tell anyone you heard about it from me. Don't wanna get in trouble the boss-man, you understand. Sure, weird metal things sometimes try to kill me, but at least it's a union job, so I'm gonna get comp time for this."
Those men talked. Didn't take much. Seems that there is something strange with the PTS. Not too surprising. Vines was onto something. If Dr. Aeon has jeopardized this island with his experiments and the PTS, I need to know before an arbiter gets involved.
Find out what's wrong with the Power Transfer System for Marshal Brass
The workers you captured have told me where the control center for the Power Transfer System is. I want to know what Aeon's hiding. I can't let on what I suspect, so I'm going to ask you to find out for me.
- Find out what's wrong with the Power Transfer System for Marshal Brass
We have the location of the control room. That was the easy part. Now I want you go get inside. Find out what Aeon's hiding. The men in there are Loyal to Dr. Aeon, not me. I don't care what happens to them. That won't be a problem.
There is a complication though: Amanda Vines. She might have learned about the place. Security leak. It was taken care of. If she's there, get her out, unharmed. Like I said, Recluse likes to keep her around.
Find out what Aeon's up to with the PTS, and get Vines out of there.
Something tells you that you're way down the rabbit hole now, and into Dr. Aeon's weird wonderland.
- Find truth behind PTS
- Secure PTS data
- Find Vines
- Escort Vines out
You secured the data about the Power Transfer System.
- Arachnos Engineer (Arachnos Wolf Spider Huntsman) (Boss)
- (Arachnos Mu Guardian) (Boss) (Guarding Amanda Vines)
- Amanda Vines (Hostage)
- Professor Echo (Boss)
Before combat: We must find Ms. Vines. She has to be warned.
Arachnos soldier: You're under arrest.
Amanda Vines: Let me guess: you'll help me get out, but I'm not getting any further? Fair enough. I've gotten what I need.
(if left behind)
Amanda Vines: Come on,! Don't do this to me! Come back!
Amanda Vines: You're pretty good at rescues,. Ever thought of going hero?
(at the mission exit)
Amanda Vines: Thanks again,. Look, I have a pretty good idea what's going to happen next, so let me give you a counter-proposal first:
|The real power source|
|As you skim the files on the Power Transfer System, words and sentences spring up at you from the hundreds of pages. Even in fragments, they lay out a strange picture indeed.
Must drill farther down. Inner Volcano far hotter. Hotter than it should be.
Power output off charts! Must study further.
Piles of Clockwork bought for scrap-iron are reanimating before being melted down. Too far for Clockwork King. Attacking workers. What could it be?
Circle of Thorns seen around powerlines. Wonder why?
Entering Volcano tunnel tomorrow. With this much geothermal heat, island should have exploded by now. Must know what's going on!
WHAT WAS IT? Was it alive? Pure accident we drilled into it. I think it's still alive...
Found an old local legend, about a Demon sealed in mountain by priest? Bat'Zul?
Of course! It's animating them! The Clockwork here are it's response. And the Circle is interested in demons. Must tighten security. Get Brass off my back.
Now that I understand, power output is rising. It can be tapped, like any resource. It's power is immense and it can be harnessed. I am a genius!"
The final image shows the complete layout of the PTS as it is now. The geothermal lines are almost completely ignored; bypassed for a new kind of power: Eldritch energy transformed into electricity, collected by conduits of cold iron connected to the heart of a fiend.
|Amanda Vines' offer|
|As you rushed her out of the PTS control center, Amanda Vines made a strange offer to you:
"Okay, I know that you're working with Marshal Brass. I've interviewed him. He's not that bad a guy, but it's impossible to get more that ten words out of him at a time. I've figured out that I'm living under his protection for some reason. I think it's because he, or someone above him in Arachnos, thinks I'm useful. I can live with that. I'll be a tool in their internal squabbles, if it gives me a chance to get the truth out and help the people who have to live here.
And that's what I want to ask you about. Look, I found the evidence I need. I have proof that Dr. Egon wasn't executed by Arachnos, that they altered his looks and came up with Dr. Aeon. I know Arachnos probably doesn't want that information out, but the people need to know they're being ruled by a maniac. So we're going to try to tell them. I'm pretty sure they're going to send you to make sure we don't get a chance.
So that's what I'm going to ask you. We've hired guards from Wyvern to help us, and maybe they'll be able to keep us on the air long enough. But I've seen you fight. If you help Arachnos, there's a good chance we'll be shut down before we can broadcast. So I'd like to ask you not to interfere. Take the mission, and just do nothing. Let us tell the truth, and warn the people of Cap au Diable. I'm not asking for charity or appealing to your higher ideals. I've been around long enough people like you to know that it probably won't work. All I can offer you is enough money to match whatever the Marshal will pay you, and my thanks.
That's the offer. I hope you take me up on it, but I know it's a long shot. Anyway, thanks for the rescue, again. I'll see you in the papers.
This, this is too much. This re-defines going too far. Tapping into a demon? All these attacks? The clockwork out here? And now I got it. Thanks to you. I told you Vines was useful.
Speaking of Vines, did she talk to you? The next thing I need done involves her. Her and WSPDR. sources on the inside tell me they're going to go live with all they know. I'd like to see Aeon get what he deserves. But deserve's got nothing to do with it. I can't let that broadcast happen.
This mission happens on a modified version of the Council's normal base maps. Most of the map is the same design as the Council bases, but with different textures and graphics. The final room of the mission, however, is original to this map.
Destroy generators to stop the transmission
My sources inside WSPDR have alerted me to a problem. Amanda Vines has proof about Dr. Aeon's identity. She intends to broadcast it. this cannot be allowed. I'm sending in assault troops, but I know they have guards. Mercenaries. Wyvern probably. that's where you come in. I want you to make sure WSPDR doesn't transmit anything. Once the pressure's on, they'll try to act fast. Broadcast ahead of schedule. You'll have about 90 minutes. After that, either the news will be out of commission, or the news will be out on the airwaves.
- Destroy generators to stop the transmission
We're setting up jamming stations as back-up. Activating them would alert enemies and scramble communications. I'd rather you handled this cleanly. There should be four generators. Some on the roof, some back-ups scattered around. Destroy all of them. That will cut their power. We can then get their evidence at leisure.
Destroy the generators. You only have 90 minutes.
You're not hesitating are you?
Amanda's offer sticks in your head. She said she would pay if you let them stay on the air. It's really all up to you, now.
- Destroy the generators 1:30:00
- 7 generators to destroy
Success: You destroyed the generators before the broadcast could begin.
Failure: WSPDR had enough power to transmit. The only question is how much of the truth got through the jamming?
- WSPDR Generator x7 (Object)
Arachnos soldier: Destroy them all
- Success: Good work. We've confiscated all of the evidence. Pinned the whole thing on a Hero assault. No one suspects the truth. Except Ms. Vines. I've had my men have a little 'talk' with her. Discuss her boundaries. What she can and cannot say. Nothing too severe. No marks for the cameras. It should make her even more determined, but reign her in some. She gets to live.
- Me? I get to crucify Aeon with what you've found. That should keep him in line. for a while.
- And you? You get paid. Not that you were ever a part of this. Everybody wins.
- Failure: The jamming went up in time. Maybe. Still left us blind. We'll find out what the damage was. It'll take a few weeks. We've confiscated all of the evidence. We'll let the spies figure out who suspects what. Then there's Ms. Vines. I've ordered my men to have a little 'talk' with her. Discuss boundaries. What she can and cannot say. Nothing too severe. No marks for the cameras. It should make her even more determined, but reign her in some. She gets to live.
- Me? I still get to crucify Aeon with what you found for me. That should keep him in line. For a while.
- And you? I'll still pay you some. You earned it. Not that you were ever a part of this.
- This mission occurs on a unique instanced map of a section of Cap au Diable.
- For those having trouble finding all the generators:
- One is on the roof of the WSPDR building. For non-fliers, the roof can be reached by clicking on the front door of the building.
- The other six generators are all connected to the WSPDR building via power cables laid across the ground. All six can thus be found by tracing these power cables out from the building.
- The souvenir you get at this point, depends upon whether you chose to assist Amanda Vines and get a Bootleg Recording, or display your loyalty to Lord Recluse and receive After Action Report.
Echo Down the Aeons
Souvenir: An Old Drawing of You
Ths faded and folded drawing is clearly supposed to be of you. You found it on the body of Professor Echo when you finally caught him at the end of the escapade you called:
Echo Down the Aeons
It all started after the Aeon conspiracy. Marshal Brass had some more work for you. Wyvern had been stealing high-tech gear from Dr. Aeon's labs. You took a commision to stop them, and discovered that the culprit was none other than Professor Echo, who had taken a time deflector, and old piece of Dr. Aeon's technology meant to alter the destination point of a time traveller. Aeon had discarded it as useless, but Professor Echo obviously thought differently.
In the wake of the strange theft, Wyvern agents were spotted in two different bases. Brass paid well to clean them out, but the first one you came to was filled with Shivans cloned by Professor Echo! You cleaned the place out, and found a note that had been dropped in the slime. From the note it seemed like Professor Echo was interested in the other base.
You hit the other base, fought through Wyvern Mercenaries, and found yourself confronted with an amazing sight: Professor Echo talking to an older Dr. Aeon. And they were talking about you. Professor Echo was trying to deliver a warning about you, and the older Dr. Aeon was shocked to see you alive. Dr. Aeon fled, but Professor Echo fought to the end.
Marshal Brass seemed confused by the whole situation, and figured he'd need time to think. He paid you, but had no further jobs. The only question left is, what did it all mean?
Wyvern's been stealing some high-tech gear from Dr. Egon's labs
Sorry, I misspoke.
I meant, Dr. Aeon's labs. I think that Echo guy is involved again. I need it investigated. Pay's good as always. Interested?
As usual, this is on the QT. Your involvement is deniable. There will be no assistance from Arachnos other than my information. Clear?
Wyvern will do another raid soon. I want every head caved in. If you find out why they're doing this, tell me. Professor Echo has some kind of plan. I want to know what it is.
These raids have to stop. It's costing Arachnos.
According to Brass, this base has been cleared out of most Arachnos personnel, so there shouldn't be anyone here to see your involvment. Anyone but Wyvern, that is.
- Defeat all Wyvern tech thieves
- Find target of theft
You stopped the raid and discovered what they were trying to steal.
- Professor Echo (Boss)
Before combat: We just need a few more things for the temporal deflector. It is unfortunate that we're about to be attacked by
|The device in this box is missing and has probably been taken by Wyvern agents under Professor Echo's orders, but some of the notes were left behind. Apparently this device was a left-over remnant from some of Dr. Aeon's old experiments in time travel. The Temporal Deflector could disrupt the energy of a time traveler, changing the traveler's destination point in space and time. Aeon shelved it as useless because you needed to know the exact destination point the time traveler originally intended.|
A time deflector? Interesting. I'm going to keep this quiet. But this isn't over. Let me tell you about what the Wyvern's been up to.
Wyvern agents known to work with Professor Echo have been seen observing two unused Arachnos bases. They have yet to take direct action. I want you to investigate those bases. Find out why they're interested in them. Obliterate anyone who might stand in your way. Can you do that?
- Do it
Good. That's why you make the big money.
Your mission profile is simple:
The base should be empty. If it's not, destroy all opposition until it is. See if you can find out why Wyvern and Echo are interested in these two bases. Report to me when you're done.
Whatever is in that old base has no reason to be there anymore. Eliminate it. Look for a reason why Wyvern's interested. Then talk to me. You got it?
Brass said this place wasn't inhabited, but he didn't say it was this much of a mess. What could be going on here?
- Defeat any intruders in base
You found a note in the pool of slime. It looks important.
- Professor Echo (Boss)
Before combat: Shivans with control implants. It's genious. It's no surprise I thought of it, eh?
|A slime-covered note|
|You found this note discarded in a pool of slime. It says:
Alright. This is getting weird. While you were busy, wyvern moved into the other old base. We haven't attacked yet. Don't want to flush them into hiding. I'd rather crush them in one place. I'd like to have you do it.
Catch Professor Echo once and for all
Wyvern and Professor Echo are in that second abandoned base. This is a chance to get Echo once and for all. Get a whole gang together. I don't want him to get away.
- Catch Professor Echo once and for all
Don't worry as much about getting everyone. Concentrate on Echo. Find out what's going on here.
I want Echo caught or dealt with. The rest don't matter.
This is another unused Arachnos base. You have to wonder how many of these things they build and never use.
- Catch Prof. Echo
You defeated Professor Echo, but saw something very disturbing.
Completing this mission earns the following badge:
|Entrusted with the Secret|
You have been exposed to Time Travel and have been granted access to the Ouroboros Citadel. You can find the power to summon forth a portal there in your Temporary Powers tray.
Dr. Aeon?: Wait...
You're sure that the other person looks like Dr. Aeon? This might make sense, with the time travel deflector. honestly, I don't know what I should do with this yet. I'll report that you took care of Professor Echo. I'm going to have to think about what to do about Dr. Aeon. Either way, that's the last thing I have for you. You did well.
Speak with Arachnos Liason
You heard about Bloody Bay? Arachnos is recruiting villains there to fight against the heroes coming in from Paragon City. Go talk with the Arachnos Warzone Liasion for Bloody Bay over in Cap au Diable.
The Arachnos Liason will give you an appraisal of the situation in Bloody Bay. You can then make the choice of whether you want to get involved or not.
- Speak with Arachnos Liason
So how's the situation in Bloody Bay? Bloody I'm assuming.
Talk to Seer Marino
I've heard a rumor about an Arachnos Fortunata Seer who's looking for freelancers of around your level of power to handle some jobs for her. Word is that Ghost Widow and the Wretch are involved somehow. Could be dangerous, could be profitable. Either way, I can set you up to meet with her.
- Talk to Seer Marino
This is just an introduction. You don't have to do her tasks, but I hear they may be pretty interesting.
Seer Marino is expecting you.
- Talk to Seer Marino
I had a feeling that perhaps we had met before? I could be wrong, of course. That is a problem for we Seers of the Fortunata. As the years roll on, the here-and-now begins to blend with the soon-to-be, and we loose track if we let our minds wander. And all it seems my mind can do is wander these days. To thoughts of my youth, of the friends I've lost, and to my brother Paolo, dead all these years. But that is why I wished to speak with you. There are things I must know about what happened to my brother, and you have a growing reputation as someone who can get things done.