Dark Destinies

07-29-2018 Session

The group went to the meeting outside of Bogota Columbia to meet with the 3 drug cartel leaders on 'neutral' territory which was an empty hanger on a Columbian military base.

Kincaid greeted the 3 members with their groups all looking stand off like.

Smokey provided information from scans of each leader to their situation to Kincaid for the negotiation.

During the meeting , Goodman noticed cameras in the hanger to which Tiz went and deleted the recordings with finding the servers that were capturing the recordings.

Smokey scanned all the people in the hanger and none were working with the CIA nor did they know of the cameras in the hanger.  He expanded his scan to a wider location.  This resulted in a sergeant that worked with the CIA and knew how to run their equipment.  Smokey brought him to the meeting hanger at which point Shadowgoddess threw him to Goodman.  And then Goodman slowly pulled him apart and then ate him in front of the groups meeting in the hanger.

The drug cartels agreed to a 50/50 profit split between them and us.

Goodman needs to within the next week go to their facilities in LA, Colorado, UK and Germany to setup the production of the AMP and validate the production quality.

 

Fury suggested that Smokey and Tiz go get the parts from the exploded ship for examination of their technology.  And Smokey can place any larger pieces of the remnants of the ship is a safe location until it can be examined.

Goodman requested of Smokey to obtain more black panther cubs or cats for some reason.  He will scan the internet for reserves that are protecting the cats, go and obtain several with transporting them back to Goodman's lab cages as requested.

And Smokey is continuing his person project of stopping the clear cutting for human expansion of settlements along with additional farming at the expense of the forests (at the moment , he is not stopping logging that replaces the trees so there is no net removal of trees but this might change).

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The Truth in Lies
Or, notes from 7/22/2018

I awoke from my bed. Okay, wait. "Bed" isn't quite the word. It conjures up images of big, plush comfortable sleeping furniture. But ever since becoming greater, it just doesn't feel right. Pile of pillows is a better description, but… never mind.

I awoke from my pile of pillows. Each pillow is the supposed "memory" foam with liners to prevent inevitable staining from drooling. Drooling in my sleep. Perhaps a flaw of my current form. Wait, you know, never mind. That's not important. Focus. Just the facts. Well, these are "facts"… Okay this journal thing is harder than it appears.

A proximity alert went off with the captured UNTIL carrier's artificial intelligence. Tiz's "creation" indicated that it appeared to be an alien warship. Really? An alien warship. I have troubles enough without adding to the pile. The aliens apparently wanted some "princess" who created bright flashes of light and could move from place to place instantaneously. Sound like anyone you know? Adding to my troubles from someone else's pile of woes is definitely not appreciated. But, Smokey is key to some of my plans and aliens or no, they weren't getting their "princess" back. The group discussed plans on how to deal with the alien called the Altairans, who turned out to be some poor knock off of an intelligent pterodactyl from a Jurassic something or another movie. You know the one, right? Had the poor Indian in a helicopter who crashed into the poorly designed zoo aviary? Aw, come on Goodman, focus.

Where was I? The group. Yes, the group discussed and planned about how best to approach the problem, inevitably ending in defaulting to the "get her" plan. Turns out we really like having Smokey around and they couldn't have him. The Tempest gave a best guess as to where the bridge was, and Shadow Goddess, the backup transportation, took some of us there. And, somehow not surprisingly, the Tempest got the bridge location completely wrong. We found the mess hall, which was full. Typical.

Our alien opponents might have been a nuisance without their technology, but, just like the pitiful homo sapiens, had to make stuff to correct for genetic deficiencies. A little gene therapy and technology would be less than necessary. Obvious intellect and wisdom deficiencies, too. Seems a lot of that runs rampant through supposed intelligent races. Intelligent. Yeah, right. They can figure out how to get to the moon, but can't figure out how to be born with straight teeth. Really? I mean, really? Think about that a moment… Where was I?

Mess hall. So, almost as if part of the plan, a fight ensues. The "get her" plan always results in a some kind of violence. And, also something that happens a lot, their technology apparently helped to locate my invisible form. I need to work on that problem. Hiding my heat signature would be pretty easy to do, and some creatures on Earth do that as well. Make the blood flow near the surface of the skin pull inward could help, plus changes to the carapace and hide could work. Sonar and radar are the real problems. Maybe some… oh, bother. I got off track again, didn't I?

After some battle, we proved our obvious superiority, though this wasn't without some difficulties. Did I ever mention how much I appreciate Shadow Goddess' abilities? Fascinating. Between transportation and draining life energy, she proves her value. Kincaid is interesting, but I think his powers are largely technology based. I wonder what would happen if Tiz attempted to interfere with his powers. I should run some computer simulations some time. Oh, yes, so somehow the team figured out how to get past the technology of the Altairans. Technology we've seen before. Genetic superiority won again.

I'm not sure if Tiz told the AI to fire or if it was some odd interpretation the AI made from generalized instruction, but the Tempest opened fire. And, yes, we were still on board. Somehow it seemed appropriate given our modus operandi. Luckily our exit strategy, perhaps the "drop your butt and run" strategy, still works. Does that strategy rely on technology? Of course not. I suspect in large part that is why it still works.

In any event, the Altairan were inevitably beaten. Our "princess" remains free. Tiz needs to educate her AI creation a bit more. And we all need to figure out a way to stop getting new enemies. I mean, really. The supposed "good heroes", the result of a liberal propaganda machine of humanity, are interference enough to our altruistic agenda. Well, maybe the propaganda is right about Kincaid. There is often some truth within lies after all.

 

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07-15-2018 Session

And now the next episode of the 'slaughter house 6' series.  What will happen?  Who will die?  Stay tuned as things are fluid and change rapidly.

The party went and visited the Colombian president to discuss the cartel to get information.  After El Chapo, it broke into a 3 way power struggle.

Mateo Moreno obtained El Chapo's compound after the AIM and DEMON simultaneous attack for different reasons just at the same time.

There is going to be a meeting setup to discuss with the 3 power leads of the cartel to persuade them to out thinking.

I meeting with Mateo Moreno at the same place as we met El Chapo .  We are presenting as foreign investors.

We are arriving in a armored SUV.

Tiz looped the camera, the party enters.  Smokey brainwashed the table of 5 that Kincaid is an old business associate.  A few goons notice the Smokey eye flash and the 5 at the table eye flash. Goodman intervenes and blocks the goons with the Uzi's.   And we try to calm things (Viva Columbia) to have drinks and talk to Mateo.

Mateo want to remove the other two leaders , Kincaid suggested a truce and everyone making money and not losing it.  Mateo considers a truce as workable with any longer term changes later.  Kincaid suggested a meeting with the other two (Alejandro Diaz and Diego Sanchez) three to work a truce.  Mateo will set it up.  Goodman commenting about taking out competition of needed.  And then we all have a friendly toast with the amp and the parasite to assist controlling our friends.   Mateo said it will take a few days to arrange a meeting and if they don't he will have to eliminate them as they each have other non-normal support elements (hint supers).

Kincaid and Mateo wants to continue the arrangement of amp production. Mateo said it has a lot of market potential more than weed.  Kincaid said especially in the party scene.

Mateo invites the group back to his place for a continuation of the party.  Of which the group agrees to join him.

At the party, there is a woman who took amp and started growing. At 25 feet , busting through the windows and loosing her cloths, Smokey seeing this effect before with overdoses and teleports her to Easter island with Goodman to observe his experiment.  She continues into to growth 210 feet in height and in a rage. Throwing heads around and then wades out into the ocean and swims away.  Goodman flies to her waiting for her to get to very deep water to grab a genetic sample like a strand of hair that is like a tug boat cable in size.  He successfully snags a slice of hair, 30 feet.   And has smokey transport him and the hair to the base.  She continued to swim into the pacific ocean like Godzilla….. Maybe heading towards Japan.

Everyone eventually leave the party and get back to base.

Tiz asks Smokey to take her to the Tempest.  And then after arriving to klaxons and alarms, Tiz tells the group that there is a ship about 10,000 kilometers away from the tempest and closing.

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07-08-2018 Session Notes

There was an attack on the Mumbai hospital where Dr Goodman was helping children.  There was an attack by demi-god to get Goodman. And Goodman had Shadow Goddess to teleport some of the kids to Denver.  Of which Goodman explained the attack and said there were more children there they need to be saved.  As he was pacing back and

Shadow goddess, Goodman and Tiz go to the hospital go to the hospital.  There are over a dozen evil demon children with 4 inch claws that are killing everything they can.  All the evil demon children have wounds under their armpits with oozing stuff.

In Cafeteria, 12 evil children have about 30 normal children about to be attacked.

Goodman grabs 4 and swoops out of the room .

And Shadow Goddess and Tiz are left with the 4 turning evil children to them while the others are about to attack the children.  Shadow Goddess use an attack the exploded its head..

Smokey attacked from his astral space visitation of the hospital cafeteria to help the group with the evil baby buggy bumper kids…

Shadow goddess places a shadow barrier between the children and the evil demons. And the evil demons attack the shadow barrier.

4 of the evil demons attack Tiz and Shadow Goddess.

Tiz gets hit and is not suited up.

Goodman smacks an evil baby going back over the shadow wall to grab 4 more kids.

The shadow wall transforms into a dragon with dark black eyes and it kills 2 of the evil demon babies.

Smokey transports the children away to safety away from the evil demon children.

The 3 remaining attack Goodman and the shadow dragon.  And are dispatched quickly.

And the team leaves for base before the demi-god before he returns.

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05-27-2018 Session

And so this continues….

The plan is for the Fury, Shadow goddess, Demon Caster and Goodman (with acid 5 gallon buckets), in the museum to get her when she comes to grab the painting.   Smokey and the rest of the mooks and other party members will be near by at Fenway park  .   Smokey tested teleporting into the room 250 without issue.  When Goodman says to 'Go' then Smokey will teleport the party from Fenway part to room 250.  And 20 mooks (bard and 19 of his best) armored with armed with non-energy weapons and the 2 Demon guys buddies will have their guns ready for when we get to go. 

In the museum, they bring in the painting and then added additional sensors and cameras since it’s a $100 million painting.

And no action over night.  And the museum opens in the morning….

She shows up in a suit and there are 2 UNTIL guys who were disabled and sent to the bases holding cells for later use.

Terawatt zaps the DEMON spell caster and leaves a hole in his chest.   And the group from Fenway is transported into the room with her.

And so it begins…

So Terawatt placed her hand into the wall and energized.  Shadow Goddess drained her.  Tiz drained her.  Smokey transported the painting to Alpha Base.  And also once Tiz's tank bot was taken over (included to museum by accident did not know Tiz did not want it – Smokey's bad) moved tank bot to the alpha base.  Goodman attacked her to much not any effect.

Terawatt then transported into the wall.  Tiz turned off all the power in the building.

Team Gladius -  consisting of Redline, Matthias, Castle, Blare and the lady identified on the news as Lady Dawnfire along with her dragon.

The dome over the building and several blocks is blocking teleporting (Smokey had that trapped feeling like in the vault) through it.

Shadow goddess teleports herself to the edge of the dome.

Kincaid blasts out of the top of the building and is going to try and disrupt the field.

The dragon is taking a deep breathe.

Smokey takes the team inside the building including Tiz, Kincaid, the mooks, the 2 DEMON guys and Goodman (minus Shadow Goddess) and teleported them inside the dome to the edge of the dome furthest away from team Gladius which is at the front of the museum – about 1 block away.  Kincaid attacks the dome with a particle beam disruption causing it to dim and flicker greatly but it still remained.

Will the group continue to try escape or will they confront the (cough, cough) Heros and accept the welcome wagon.  What about Terawatt and what will she do?

Until next week…..

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05-20-2018 Session

Terawatt…

So we decide to seek out some assistance from DEMON (a mage group).  And went to meet one of their mages after Tiz did some research and found out where that he hung out in a DC bar called the Succubus Club.  This was to meet a mage  who has 2 buddies.  After Smokey make mental friends with the bouncer and the weapon checker, the party entered the club with about 2 dozen women with 6 on stages and another dozen wandering around working their trade. 

Smokey scanned the bartender (Thane Drubius) who is all 'Hail DEMON' and wants into the group bad like hard-on bad. And their DEMON group has an upcoming event this coming Thursday to help the demon Atrathsaoroeahtohsaflkjsh get access to our world.  That he is all hard-on about.. 

Kincaid had Smokey check out his buddies. Low level mages not initiates but can take on cops but superheros.

Tiz walks up with shirt loosened and a picture of terawatt on her phone which gets a drink spit on Tiz.  Shadow goddess joins the meeting with Tiz and has a conversation with the High Morbane (Russell Kravitz). 

Then the rest of the group joined the party.  With Smokey teleporting to the table with the flash.  He agrees to help for her soul and 1 million in gold. 

After trying to get Shadow goddess to sign a contract which Kincaid stopped her because it was for her soul.

The team had Smokey teleport the team and the High Morbane (Russell) with his two buddies from the club to Easter Island for a private discussion.

The thing he mentioned was that he cast a dampening spell that only reduced some of her powers but not physical powers.  Shadow goddess want to have it tested on someone and she will try to mimic the power with her magic.  Russell said that it could take a few hours depending on the power of the person before the dampening is removed.

Morbane used it on Smokey (reduced control pool by 33 points) and Shadow goddess used her version on Morbane.  Smokey had his lost power back in 1 minute and Morbane had his back in 2 minutes.

Shadow goddess checked with a contact and found out that Terawatt will be interested in Picasso's The Starry Night painting which will be on display at the Boston Fine Art Museum starting tomorrow for 2 weeks.  She will try and steal it.

The team is working on the details of the plan.

Until our next episode… stay tuned…..

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New Developments.
Finally a CLUE!

Team Gladius has had some rough fights in their time. They have faced some hellacious foes: Hydra, Aim, intergalactic invasion forces, black crystal beasts from beyond the stars.  But they had most often been victorious. They had had a few setbacks, a couple defeats, but never one this bad. Lady Spectrum-dead, Alpha-gone (ancient gods know where), Veridian and Mathias-critically wounded.  Between Savant's Spartans and the Slaughterhouse Six, they had done what no one else ever had – crushed Team Gladius' spirit.  Even Lady Dawnfire’s shocking arrival at the funeral and her subsequent oath to find the Six and bring them down was not enough to restore a spark of life to the team.

The Six seemed to be everywhere at once. Rumors about them were like cockroaches, spreading everywhere and nowhere. Their ability to teleport across the world in the blink of an eye was even more maddening than the Reaver's abilities; as it seemed they had two teleporters. One flashes bright and blinding while the other's powers seem dark and foreboding.  UNTIL was calling in all of its markers to try to track the villains down.  Using CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, and nearly every country they were on good terms with had SOME intelligence and manpower devoted to looking for them but nothing nothing solid. Flashes in south America, ghosts in India, horrific Deaths in Venezuela, flashes and fights in Tokyo, Easter Island, London, and LA.  All across the world they were striking with impunity and merciless skill. Most recently they had appeared attacking what appeared to be nine random metahumans:

  • Ember, a flame user from Angel Falls, was attacked in a park and captured according to the giantess Miss Americana.  Witnesses claimed to have seen a woman with techno armor assisting in the take-down. The team determined it was probably the villainess they had code-named Cyberbitch showing off a new use of her cyber-kinetic powers.
  • Icehawk, was taken while trying to foil a bank robbery in New York. Using four bank robbers with FLAME throwers of all things who left the bank and several patrons with varying burns. Another atrocity to make them pay for! Icehawk's powers seemed to have been hampered somewhat by the elemental-using villainess that Redline dubbed Empedoclea..(named after some Greek scholar but the rest just called her Clea for short.)
  • Lady Sayonara a powerful brick captured while trying to stop a gang war in LA. Witnesses said she went toe-to-toe with the bastard who killed Alpha. The analysis came back 99% likely this was Kincaid. The team code-named him Callous for his brutal attacks and merciless nature.  There was some hope they could track his unique energies and locate the villains, but so far they had not managed to do so.
  • Gallant the Golden was taken down in New Pacifica after investigating a disturbance caused by the Six. Throwing cars into nearby buildings, the casualties numbered 22; just to get the attention of a hero to trap. Witnesses reported the snake/scorpion man in the fight before Gallant was overwhelmed. The team now call him Chimera.
  • Gamma Girl was attacked and captured in broad daylight, seen to be taken like all the rest by the flash teleporter.  Some contacts rumor he goes by the name Smokey. The team continues to call him Dazzle.
  • Dragster, a young speedster, was taken out fast and hard.  He was taken first of all of them.
  • Drake, a flying hero with dragon-like powers was attacked and taken down by fire from the Six's minions, if reports were to be believed. 
  • Jadreen of the Black Flame was captured in London during a knock-down, drag-out fight with her and her four elemental knights.
  • Calamity Jane is a massively powerful brick they managed to kidnap from a Japanese MMA fight.

Then there were other sightings: Darknessa in South America, having a fucking PARTY during Lady Spectrum's funeral at the notorious drug dealer El Chappo's house, according to informants.

Things were getting intense. The pressure from on high and their own PERSONAL need to deal with these monsters was building to a fever pitch.

Even as Blaire and Redline did their fastest investigations of the sightings, Lady Dawnfire, her dragon ally and her pupil Mathias were in their basement headquarters performing a ritual to try to track down the elusive group and give them some idea where to focus all their anger and righteous fury.

That was when the computer screen Blaire was working with went on the fritz. Crackling and showing old style static patterns before resolving into a shadowy face. “I know where they will be. I know what they will do next.  I even know WHY they have attacked the meta humans they did. I can give you the Slaughterhouse Six.  But you are going to have to do something for me…”

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05-06-2018 Session

Calamity Jane – and that happened.

The plan was to transport her to Chernobyl then changed to transporting her over Easter Island and smokey telekinesis holding her above the island while Fury removed the air around her and Shadow goddess draining her health while the rest of the party attacks her.

Kincaid and Smokey went to the underground MMA fighting where she was fighting to grab her.   Smokey ran into the scan of the yakuza telepath. Smokey was nice and told her to 'avert her eyes' then he teleported Calamity Jane to 50,000 feet above the center of Easter Island.  Then Fury and Shadow goddess attacked her.  Tiz attacked her and so did Kincaid.  Calamity Jane then threatened Kincaid and she won a presence attack threatening to find him and do worse things than rip his dick off.  This caused Kincaid pause.  After continued attacks a drain, she was transported to Twisted Savant's ship and placed in her anti-grav and dampening room.

One person left, TeraWatt .  And lots of planning is required given her unique abilities..

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Quid Pro Quo
Or, Kincaid takes on a side-quest...

Kincaid squatted on his haunches in front of the battered and bloody man bound to the chair by crimped circlets of rebar, he gently (relatively speaking) slapped the man's face.

"Hey hey!  No passing out now amigo!"  He spat the last word, sarcasm and irony dripping from his voice.  "Isn't that what you called me when we made our deal?  Amigo?  It doesn't matter,  we're almost done here, just a few more questions."

The man groaned and spat a gob of bloody spittle onto the floor, and when his eyes found the small pile of pieces next to him, the groan turned into a moan of despair.  He stared with a mixture of hatred and revulsion out of his one remaining eye, and let a hissing torrent of curses in Espanol spill forth before his fear took hold again.

"Yeah, I know buddy, it's gross isn't it?  I mean, that is a pile of you.  Well, it used to be you.  Try not to think about it though, just focus on answering my questions and we won't need to add to the pile.  Well, okay I lied, we do need to even things up.  We can't have them uneven now can we?"

Kincaid produced a cigar cutter that was covered in gore and what appeared to be some kind of ground meat.  He slid the longest of what apparently used to be the man's fingers into the opening of the cigar cutter, and after cocking his head sideways in an appraising look, he closed the cutter with a wet, yet somehow crunchy, snap.  Another piece fell away and made a moist plop as it landed on the floor.  The man screamed, and briefly the fire came back into his eyes, but only for an instant.  He whimpered and said something in Spanish. 

Kincaid smiled and nodded, "Yes, the computers as well.  You've been very helpful so far amigo, we're nearly done.  Wait one…"  He leaned in and squinted at the man's remaining eye.  "You've got something in your eye, let me help you."

The man's eye widened and he began to violently turn his head from side to side, however Kincaid palmed the top of his head and the movement stopped, although it was clear that the cessation hadn't been voluntary.

"Stay very still, amigo, this will only take a second."   He reached for the man's eye, pinched his eyelid between his finger and thumb, and smiled.  "Okay, deep breath…"  With a sudden motion he yanked the eyelid from the man's face, and dropped it onto the pile.

This time the man simply whimpered as blood streamed into his eye, his body was wracked with sobs now as his shoulders slumped and he began to spill his remaining secrets.

"Come on now…no tears amigo.  What did you think was gonna happen?"  His voice went from the soothing voice of a friend to whipcrack harshness.  "Did you think I'd just let you fuck me like one of your dumb sluts?  Like your daughter?"  He took a calming breath and he regained control of his voice again.  "Let's put a pin in that for a moment, we'll get back to Elena, because I'm going to have some fun with her when I find her, but let's finish with the accounts and your stash first.  I want to know where you've hidden your numbers nerd, and where you've stuck the good stuff, the stuff you kept for yourself."

From somewhere, the man managed to summon up a final bit of backbone when confronted with threats to his child.  He bared the broken and splintered remains of his bloody teeth, and spat a gob of lumpy spittle onto Kincaid's face.

Kincaid recoiled with a growl "You stupid fucking beaner piece of shit!"  He wiped the spit away and reached for the man's hands, casually unbending the rebar and taking an appraising look at them.  "Seems like we've run out of fingers, amigo.  But it's cool.  For that little spit stunt, we're gonna take the toes too."  He bent the rebar back into place and took the cigar cutter to the man's squirming toes.  The man screamed in pain and despair as a series of wet and crunchy snaps followed, and the man began to talk again, visibly desperate to provide the information.  

"There we go amigo, I knew you had it in you.  And look, you still have three of those crusty little piggies left!"  Another wet and crunchy snap.  "Well … two.  I'm not a fan of odd numbers".  He smiled and patted the man on his head as he sobbed.  "It's ok.  I'm going to go run down this information, and if you've lied to me …", He sucked air through his teeth.  "I'm going to cut every piece I can think of cutting off of your daughter's tasty ass before I fuck her to death.  Capisce? Or I guess I should say comprende?  Amigo?"  The only response from the broken man was sobs, but he managed a very small nod.

Kincaid flashed a chilling smile and turned to what used to be the man's bodyguards.  

"Go bring me the accountant, I'm going to check out this dumb fuck's stash."  His eyes hardened and narrowed. "And don't dally, it's time we finished up here and got back to the world.  You don't want to be an amigo like him, do you?"

The guards saluted enthusiastically and literally ran to complete the errand.

Kincaid turned to the man's desk and took a pen from the drawer and scribbled something on a bloody sheet of paper.  He withdrew a knitting needle and held it up so that the man could see it.  

"I don't know who the old bag was that was knitting upstairs, but she's not gonna need this anymore, and it's perfect to turn this" and he held up the sheet of paper "into a sticky note!"

He placed the note on the man's chest, and then wove the tip of the needle through the skin of his chest several times, like pinning a note to a toddler.  The man didn't even scream this time.

"Sic Semper Proditur, you fucking asshole.  Do you know what that means?  Of course you don't, latin is a language for smart people, and you're obviously" he leaned down until they were nose-to-nose, (well nose-to-bloody-hole-in-his-face) and screamed at him "the DUMBEST MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PLANET."

He turned to another of the guards.  "Take me to the bunkhouse so I can verify the contents of his stash, the rest of you sweep this place and make sure nobody here is still breathing except that piece of shit" He thumbed toward the man.  "I want to have everything loaded and ready to go when they get back with the nerd."

He smiled inwardly.  This had gone well, he had disabled the security cameras with an EMP, doubled down on the recorded footage to erase it, and he now had it all, but there were still a few people he needed to "visit", namely el presidente and that little slut Elena, but the night was still young.  He had to get it done and get back in time for the next super-bounty…

If they caught that green chick, he intended to put a dent in her cherry before they turned her over to Savant, that was some tasty-looking Captain Kirk shit right there.

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Dr. Mark Goodman's Plan for World Domination

So… what's Goodman's plans? That's a good question, but one the GM deserves an answer to devil

 

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