Angry Young Man
|Coordinates||(-330, 0.5, -1211.5)|
Sgt. Suzanne Bernhard
Contact Introduced By
Jim Temblor is open to all heroes at level 15 without direct introduction. If not spoken to directly, one or more of the other level 15-20 contact will give the player a mission to go talk to him or give a direct introduction to him.
There's this kid I know, named Penelope. Her dad used to run Yin's Market, back before, and she'd always latch onto Annette and me. She was a little brat, but she was really nice. Well, when her Dad found out the city was rebuilding, he came back to reopen his store, but I hear that he's gone missing. Penelope's all by herself, well, aside from those weird Clockwork. You helped me out, so I was wondering if maybe you could help her out?
Thanks,! Penelope's a sweet kid, and her dad was always cool. Oh, and just don't be surprised if she knows that I sent you. She's like that. It's like she's psychic or something.
I suggest you go speak to Sgt. Suzanne Bernhard in the street crimes division. She's a good person to know, especially when you're dealing with the Tsoo or the Council. Sgt. Bernhard works the desk in Skyway City.
Suzanne always has her eyes on the streets.
There's a great young historian you should talk to named Wyatt Anderson. He's an expert on the history of all things super-powered, and he can be a big help to new heroes like you. He's especially interested in taking down the Clockwork and the Trolls. Wyatt's research has him in Steel Canyon these days.
Wyatt has a wealth of information.
Angry Young Man
Jim Temblor lost his father when the villain Faultline destroyed the neighborhood of Overbrook, turning it into the ruin that still bears his name. Now that the City is trying to rebuild Faultline, Jim has returned to his old neighborhood, looking for some closure, and maybe something else.
Who are you supposed to be? Some kind of hero? Did one of those do-gooders send you? Well, I don't need your help! I got it all covered! Me and...
Wait. Please, stop! Don't go! I'm sorry, I... I'm sorry.
I really do need help. It's just that, I mean...
Look, I had a friend of mine who was trying to help me, but I think she's in trouble. Real trouble...
Wait, you're not even Security Level 15? Fusionette's a 15, and she couldn't handle it! Look, I appreciate the help, but I can't send you to your death!
- Level 15 Mutation/Science Dual Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
- Level 20 Mutation/Science Dual Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
Help find Fusionette
You see, this friend of mine, she's got powers, kinda like you. She calls herself 'Fusionette' now, went and became a hero. But we've been friends since we were kids living here before...
Well, I came back to Overbrook to find something, a memento of my Dad. He died when it all happened. I didn't find it, but I did found out that the Lost probably took the thing I was looking fore when they were scavenging for valuable stuff. Annette, sorry, 'Fusionette' said she'd check it out for me, but she hasn't been back yet, and I'm starting to get worried. I know you hero types stick together, so I was hoping you could help her?
The group of Lost she was investigating was using this one warehouse as a meeting place. I tried to check it out myself, but they roughed me up pretty bad. I'll give you the location. And, uh, thanks. For helping her, I mean.
This place looks mostly normal, but there are subtle clues that after hours, this is a gathering place for the strange underground cult called the Lost.
- Find Fusionette
- Rescue Fusionette
- Lead Fusionette out
You rescued Fusionette!
- Aberrant Eremite (Boss) (Guarding Fusionette)
- Fusionette (NPC Ally) (Must be freed and escorted to the exit, must survive)
|I just missed it!|
|Fusionette was so determined to tell Jim Temblor what she'd learned, she couldn't help but tell you, too:
'Jimmy's been looking for something ever since... Well, ever since Overbrook was destroyed. It's a recording of the last battle, when Faultline destroyed everything. Oh, he doesn't want it for anything morbid. No, Jimmy, you see, his Dad was there when it all went down. All Jimmy wants is to know what happened. We learned that the Lost had scavenged the area it happened in, so I went to see if they had the tape. They did, but I just missed it! One of their big shots is interested in seeing it, too. Some guy called 'Kurse.' Don't know why he's interested, but I think he has the tape now.
I got a call from Fusionette. She told me that she's fine, thanks to you. So I owe you for that. She also said that the Lost did have the tape, but now that some lost leader called Kurse has it. And then she told me that she's going to go get it by herself. Yeah, impulsive. She's in no shape to fight again, it's too soon. All I wanted was to find out what happened to my Dad. I didn't want her to get hurt doing it.
Thanks for helping. I know I can be kinda hard to get along with, but, ah, thanks.
Keep Fusionette from getting killed
Fusionette's gone after the tape of the battle with Faultline on her own, and she's gonna get herself killed. Look, you've already helped me out a lot, and this is a lot to ask of anyone, but you may be the only one who can help her!
It feels like there was a battle here you just missed. But the sounds of power blasts in the distance tell you the battle's not over yet.
- Defeat Kurse
- Find Fusionette, Defeat Kurse
Arbiter Sands had a message for you after you defeated Kurse.
- Aberrant Rector X2 (Guarding Sands and Fusionette)
- Arbiter Sands (NPC Ally)
- Fusionette (NPC Ally)
- Kurse (Archvillain)
|'I also need revenge...'|
|When you saw an Arachnos Arbiter, you were sure it would be the start of a deadly battle. Instead, Arbiter Sands offered to work with you to defeat Kurse:
'Yes, to answer your question, I am an Arbiter. As such, my purpose is to act on the will of Lord Recluse, yet to stay above the petty bickering that so often consumes Arachnos. While I cannot tell you what I was doing here, I can tell you that my squad was wiped out by the Lost Leader Kurse. We were set up, I suspect as a distraction for the Lost, but I need to know the full motivation. I also need revenge. So, instead of the normal battle we'd have, let's work together to defeat a mutual foe.
|'I am so embarrassed!'|
|When you found Fusionette, she had some interesting things to say:
'I can't believe I got captured again! I am so embarrassed! I just know Ms. Liberty's gonna give me that look next time I go for training! Jeez! And I know Jimmy's going to be all 'you're-too-impulsive.' Still, I was kind of hoping he might come himself. I guess he's just too worried to really use his powers. Not that I blame him. Anyways, I know that Kurse guy is here, so that means the tape's here. Let's get that thing!'
|An ominous absence|
|While Kurse did have a battered case for a VHS security camera tape on him, the tape itself was missing. In it's place was a note folded into an origami spider. All it said was:
'Be glad I let you live.
|Nocturne will have the tape...|
|Just before he activated his teleport beacon to escape, Arbiter Sands said something to you:
'That origami spider is Nocturne's calling card. I suspected as much. She's a Night Widow, an assassin. Very dangerous. Well, I cannot prove she tried to have me eliminated along with the rest of my squad, so the best I can do is a bit of turn-about. Nocturne will have the tape you're looking for, and she'll be leaving for her extraction point soon. If you want some answers, I'd recommend you try to stop her. And what is this? I seem to have dropped a map to the extraction point somewhere. It would be unfortunate if a hero were to succeed in stopping her, but the philosophy of Arachnos is survival of the fittest. You'll just have to find out how fit she is.
Fusionette's okay. Maybe she'll listen to her doctor next time. Anyway, I have to thank you for that. And now Arachnos is mixed up in all of this? I didn't know it was gonna be anything like this. I just don't know what to do, but this 'Nocturne' person has the only thing left that could tell me what happened to my father, and if Arachnos is interested, it's gotta be stopped, right?
You've done a lot to help me. Fusionette was my only friend for a long time. I'm glad that isn't true anymore. Thanks.
(OBJECTIVES: This isn't mentioned in the mission objectives, but liberate Arbiter Sands is required to finish this mission. Anyways, you'll need all the help you can get against Kurse.)
Stop Nocturne and get the tape
This next thing, it's pretty big. I don't know much about Arachnos, but I know enough to be worried that they'd want the tape of what happened to my Dad. I guess we're just lucky their infighting gave us a clue where it is now. If Arbiter Sands was telling the truth, then the Arachnos agent is about to make her getaway. Stopping her is the only chance left for me to find out what happened to my Dad, and for you to stop whatever Arachnos is up to. There might still be some time, so you might want to get some friends. This Nocturne the Night Widow sounds pretty tough.
According to Arbiter Sands, Nocturne is planning to take a route through the sewers to her pick-up point near the waterline. You'll have to stop her before she can escape, and probably take out her means of escape, too. Fusionette's still in the hospital after everything that's happened. I wish I could go with you myself, but... I'd just be a problem. I'm sorry.
Arachnos! It turns your stomach to think of those butchers in Paragon City.
- Stop Nocturne's Escape!
- Defeat Nocturne, Destroy Escape Craft
You defeated Nocturne the Night Widow and recovered the tape from Arachnos!
|A battered video tape|
|This video tape has caused a lot of fighting. It's supposed to be security camera footage that shows the battle with Faultline himself right before the disaster, and show Jim Temblor just what happened to his father. In the interest of finding out what Arachnos wanted it for, you found a VCR that can play it. Most of the images are lost to damage on the tape, but you find a section near the end that still has some information.
The final minutes of the tape show several heroes and villains squaring off inside an old hero base, probably underground. Through the static, you can see that one of the villains is holding some kind of strange device that's radiating light. In the center of the scene you see Faultline in his Faultbreaker shock-suit, just as he's losing control. Faultline falls to his knees in obvious pain as the camera starts to shake. The ceiling starts to collapse, the other villain with the widget is crushed beneath debris, and the camera falls to the ground. From this angle, only now do you notice that there's a boy holding onto Faultline's arm, trying to pull the villain up. Just as the ceiling is about to give way, Faultline picks up the child and hands the boy to someone you recognize as a young Blue Steel! As static consumes the last of the image, the boy cries out to his dying father and the resolute lawman takes the child to safety. As the image fades, the resemblance hits you. That boy in the video is a younger Jim Temblor.
You got it!
Did you watch it? With all that you've done, you deserve to. And you also deserve to hear the truth from me, too. You probably figured it out already. I said that I lost my Father when Faultline destroyed Overbrook with his earthquake devices. That's because my father was Faultline.
I don't really remember it, even now. I was just a kid, I didn't know my Dad was a villain! Just that he was my Dad, you know? It still doesn't make sense. I mean, Dad was always so nice. I have all these memories about him doing great things. And Earthquake devices? Dad had his old Faultbreaker suit, but it was only an amplifier. He was a mutant.
I've been afraid of what happened to him my whole life, afraid I'd do the same thing. Now I'll know. You saved my girl, and given me this. Thanks.