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Warshade Facilitator
Zone Galaxy City
Coordinates (696.5, 64, -953)
Level Range 1-50
Introduced By Coyote
Introduces Kip Cantorum
Enemy Groups Badge villain outcasts.png Outcasts
Badge villain trolls.png Trolls
Badge villain council.png Council
Badge villain cot.png Circle of Thorns
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Shadowstar is a hero contact in the Freedom Court neighborhood of Galaxy City at coordinates (696.5, 64, -953). Shadowstar is a Science origin contact.


Contact Introduced By

  • None, Shadowstar is the initial contact for all Warshades.

New Contact(s)

There's an engineer named Kip Cantorum who knows a lot about illegal technology. You should go see him; he might have some good leads for you on the Vahzilok zombies. Kip's business is in Galaxy City.

Kip should be able to help you.


Warshade Facilitator

Long before the Peacebringers arrived on Earth, Nictus who sought to change their ways passed along the legend of the Shadowstar. It was said that one of the first to turn away from the path of the Nictus found refuge in a priestess of an ancient Egyptian moon-cult, and that the two of them discovered the path of the Warshade as a way to defend themselves from the Nictus that hunted them. The stories say that this same being has survived through the millennia, passed from mother to daughter along an unbroken family line stretching back to the old kingdoms of the Nile. Nictus who sought a new life would often go in search of the Shadowstar, hoping to learn the way of the Warshade from her.

It is not known if the Warshade who calls herself Shadowstar has been inspired by this myth to help her fellow Kheldians, or if the legend is true and she is the latest in an ancient line. Either way, Shadowstar works tirelessly to help Warshades find their true path and start their new lives. Though she has no official rank or power among her fellows, many Warshades defer to her, and the wise listen to her advice.

Initial Contact

When a Nictus leaves that dark path behind, the universe itself sings with joy. I greet you on the first day of your new life.

Story Arcs

An absence of shadows

Levels: 5 - 10

Souvenir: An inscribed crystal

This strangely inscribed crystal was once used by the Circle of Thorns to hold the Kheldian half of a Warshade they abducted in the case called:

An Absence of Shadows

At the behest of Shadowstar, you set out to search for a fellow Warshade named Shadowcatcher who had gone missing while trying to foil a kidnapping by the Outcasts. You rescued the kidnapping victim, a man called Henry Meyers, who told you that Shadowcatcher had been struck down with bright beams of light from unknown attackers. This testimony seemed to implicate the Peacebringers.

With this information, you confronted Sunstorm, the leader of the Peacebringers. He denied any Peacebringer involvement, and told you that the Outcasts had kidnapped Henry Meyers on behalf of someone else. You defeated the Outcast boss Broken Claw, who told you that the Outcasts had been hired to kidnap Henry Meyers again to set up another Warshade for capture.

You walked into the old warehouse knowing that it was a trap, and discovered the truth: Henry Meyers was actually an acolyte of the Circle of Thorns! You defeated him, and found the location where more Circle acolytes waited to trade the Outcasts mystic artifacts for a captured Warshade.

You found many things in the caverns where the Circle of Thorns waited with the Outcasts' payment for helping to capture Warshades, but the most important was that the Circle's plan was to study captive Kheldians to improve their own possession techniques. They had picked the Warshades figuring that no one would miss them. The one thing you didn't find was a clue to Shadowcatcher's location. Things looked grim.

Sunstorm asked to speak with you again, you assumed to demand an apology now that the real abductors had been found. In fact, one of Sunstorm's contacts had seen the circle with someone who looked like Shadowcatcher. You checked it out, and managed to rescue Lars Mendelson, the human part of Shadowcatcher. The Circle had separated him from Altered Umbra, the Kheldian half of Shadowcatcher, and now holds it in the lost city of Oranbega.

You stormed the ruins of the Circle's lost city, defeating the researcher in charge of their Kheldian project and rescued Altered Umbra, the Kheldian half of Shadowcatcher.

Warshades and peace

Levels: 10 - 15

Souvenir: a copy of Pe@c3w0rM.exe

You kept a copy of the computer disk that saved the lives of many Peacebringers and helped to bring the Peacebringers and Warshades together during a case you called:

Warshades and Peace

It all started when a very upset Shadowstar told you about a young reporter named Lillian Issan who had been investigating the Void Hunters. Miss Issan had gone missing while investigating the connection between the Void Hunters and the Trolls. You pressed the Trolls for information, and they told you that all gangs in the city had been offered a reward for her capture by the Council! They also said that the Outcasts had beaten them to her capture. Some defeated Outcasts confirmed it, and told you that a Lead Shocker named Broken Storm would be making the trade soon.

You struck the Outcast hideout and defeated Broken Storm, but the Outcasts had already traded Lillian to the Council. Then Shadowstar revealed the shocking truth: Lillian Issan was her daughter, and the next in line to become Shadowstar. The Council, however, didn't seem to know this fact.

You rescued Lillian from the Council and defeated her captors, but she told you some disturbing information: It seems that the Council had gathered a list of the secret identities of all the Peacebringers in the city. Several Peacebringer had already been marked as "Test Cases", no doubt for assasination.

You warned the Peacebringer coordinator Sunstorm about the threat to his people. He asked for your help to get the word out to the Peacebringers in the most danger. You went to warn a Peacebringer named Freeflight, but were too late. The Council had already cut her down.

Working together, a plan was developed to infiltrate the Council's database and confuse their records. The only thing missing was some vital codes to gain access to the Council's computer system. You captured a Council technician, solving that problem.

You infiltrated a Council computer base and introduced a subtle program into their systems, scrambling their list of known Peacebringers. Goodwill between Warshades and Peacebringers is at an all time high due to your selfless actions.

Shadowstar asked you to speak with her again when you were around Security level 15. She felt that there would be more to come, but wanted you to be strong enough to handle it.

Shadow Science

Levels: 15 - 20

Souvenir: An inert N-Fragment

This strange souvenir was once part of a Nictus, but has been rendered inert while being studied by SERAPH. You keep it as a reminder of the lengths the Nictus will go to, and how one brave man's escape uncovered the secrets of the Council's

Shadow Science

It began when you were told that the Council was conducting a manhunt near the Hapatak River. You went to investigate and found Joshua Lucietto, who'd been held prisoner by the Council and used in sick human experiements with Nictus bond-forming techniques. Lucietto had forced a Nictus possessor out, and made a run for freedom.

Joshua Lucietto's harrowing tale of human experimentation led you to a hidden facility where other people were being kept in a weakened state so that damaged or partially dissipated Nictus could possess them without fear of being forced out. You freed the captives, ending their long nightmare.

The stories of the captives and the documents you recovered led you to an abandoned Council base that had once belonged to Requiem's old organization, but had been used by Arakhn for Nictus experiments. You found old documents that showed just how far Arakhn had progressed with her research into using pieces of decayed Nictus, called 'N-fragments', years ago.

The information you recovered led you to another base, where you freed more captives and captured several N-fragments.

You pressed the attack as the Council began to move the last of it's N-Fragment research out of the city. You learned about a series of tunnels where the Trolls were helping the Council move their research out of the city. You struck during this window of vulnerability, capturing documents that spoke about how N-Fragments were being used to make Galaxy troops, Void Hunters, and possible even the Warwolves.

The documents you found led to one final location: the last of the people held captive by the Council for human experimentation. You stormed the Council base, and liberated the last of the captives. The Council's research had been driven off-shore and you have uncovered much about where the Council's Galaxy troops and Void Hunter mercenaries had come from. The real victory, though, was rescuing all of the people who had once been victims of the Council's Shadow Science.

Still, there is much yet to learn about the Nictus and the Council. You were asked to come back around Security Level 20, so that you'd be powerful enough to survive the investigation.


Shadowstar sells the following items:

  • Inspirations
  • Level 1 Training Enhancements


Template:Mission Common Find the Council's ciphers Template:Mission Common Talk to Maurice Feldon

Start on the path of a Warshade

Contact Small Shadowstar.jpg


Are you feeling dizzy? Disoriented? That's to be expected. The first true merger is difficult both for the host and the Kheldian. And now that you've experienced a true merger, that's what you are now. By accepting an equal merger instead of a hostile possession, you are a Nictus no more. I will not ask you what you did in times before when you were one of the Nicuts. Now that you've turned from that path, a new life is before you. A life where you can do great good and protect the people of this world instead of preying on them.

I am called Shadowstar, and I help out our people who have turned away from the path of the Nictus. I pay close attention to many things, and should be able to find much for you to do. I know that you are eager to begin your new life, so let us start you on your new path.

Since you've only recently joined us as a Warshade, this presents us with some unique opportunities. The Council has recently changed their encryption codes, making their communications unreadable without extreme effort. However, I know of two bases where parts of their cypher are being kept. Since you're new to our ranks, it is unlikely that the Council knows much about you, and so you may be able to recover the codes before they even know you're after them and can erase them. You'll also need to defeat the commander of both bases in order to keep this secret.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat Lt. Norman & crew
    • Find Encryption cypher


Badge villain council.png Council

Notable NPCs

Lt. Norman: Wait a moment! You're not a Nictus! You're a Warshade!

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Council encryption cypher
This disk contains a test sample of the Council's new encryption code. This, combined with the decryption codes could help to crack the Council's new cypher.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat Lt. Saxon & crew
    • Find Decryption cypher

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Council decryption cypher
This disk contains a test sample of the Council's new decryption code. This, combined with the encryption codes could help to crack the Council's new cypher.


These new codes will help greatly. I'll make certain that the proper people receiving them, and that you get due credit for your bravery. It's no secret that we have many foes, and many potential allies who will find it difficult to trust us. Though we've severed our ties to the Nictus and now oppose them, it will take time for others to believe that we have changed. You face a long battle ahead of you, but you've already won the greatest battle by turning to a new path. The path of a hero.

I remember when you came to us, you were so confused and uncertain. Now when I look in your eyes that uncertainty is gone. In it's place is a growing confidence that will see you through many dark days ahead. I will be glad to help you with anything you need.

Clear Clockwork Base


I've got a good lead on what might be the Clockwork's base of operations in Galaxy City. If we can shut it down completely, we may manage to derail their production for a short time. That means fewer robots, fewer attacks, and a lot less work for you! Will you clear out the Clockwork base? I know you can get the job done.

If you can find out anything about the Clockwork's future plans, I'd appreciate it.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat all robots in warehouse
    • Find clue to Clockwork plans

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Human remains
You found these human bones in a Clockwork base. Many of the bones are broken, and the skull has been sawed in two.


I wonder: could these bones be the remains of the Clockwork King himself? I guess you've seen those pictures of the King that Maggie Greene published in the Paragon Times. A human brain, housed in a massive robot body. I wonder what could have driven him to such an act!

Rescue Mensa Memeber


I have an unconfirmed report of Clockwork invading a Mensa meeting. I'll bet the Clockwork King wants to force those intellectuals to help him with his mad designs. Will you rescue the Mensa members from the Clockwork? There's no telling what the King might do to them if they won't cooperate.

According to reports, the Clockwork are being led by an especially strong robot called Hinge. It'll be even more dangerous than the rest.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat Hing and its guards
    • 3 Mensa members to rescue


So, the Clockwork King wanted the Mensa members to keep him company? He must have thought those intellectuals would be a fitting court for a brilliant engineer such as himself! I guess the King must be pretty lonely, with nobody but robots for company. Actually, I kind of feel sorry for him.

Learn about Fallen Heroes


I think you need to learn about the fallen heroes of Paragon City. It's just a little reading, but it might give you some perspective.

This city zone is named after a hero called Galaxy Girl. Go read the plaque under her statue. She was really a remarkable woman.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Read Galaxy Girl's plaque


I know that you're new to this hero gig, so it's important to remember that you're not fighting alone. The people of the city know and remember all of those who have fought for them.

Rescue Henry Meyers


I have a very important matter that needs investigation, and I would like to ask you to attend to this grave mission. Recently, one of our fellow Warshades called Shadowcatcher has disappeared while investigation a routine kidnapping by the Outcasts. He has not been seen in any of the city hospitals, and none of the Freedom Phalanx I have spoken with have seen him during the course of their duties. It is as if he has disappeared from the city. I worry that something terrible has befallen him, and so I would like to ask you to find our missing comrade, and bring him back safely through whatever troubles have come of him.

I thank you. You do us great credit by your bravery. You should begin your investigation by completing the mission Shadowcatcher was on. The Outcasts have kidnapped a local businessman named Henry Meyers. Defeat all of the kidnappers, rescue Mr. Meyers, and see if he knows what may have become of Shadowcatcher.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat all Outcast kidnappers
    • Rescue Henry Meyers

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'They attacked from nowhere!'
'Yeah, I saw your friend Shadowcatcher. He was just about to reach me, when they attacked from nowhere! There were all these bright beams of light, and I heard Shadowcatcher fall. When my sight came back, Shadowcatcher was gone. By then, the Outcasts had recovered and I was trapped again.'

After you rescued Henry Meyers, he told you:


An ambush? Shadowcatcher cut down by blinding flashes of light? I can think of only one explanation, but it is impossible. Sunstorm gave his word. He promised me that this would not occur. He promised that our truce would hold. We will have to see if he is keeping his assurance that we would not be attacked by Peacebringers, despite our Nictus histories. This is not over. This has barely begun.

Confront Sunstorm


If there is any truth to Henry Meyer's story, then the Peacebringers are the ones responsible for Shadowcatcher's disappearance. When the Peacebringers arrived, I had feared that they would see no difference between us and the Nictus, eradicating us despite the fact that we have turned away from the spiral of destruction. But Sunstorm, their leader, was willing to believe in us. He promised that he would control the more zealous of the Peacebringers. Now, we must know if he was telling the truth. You must confront Sunstorm, and tell him what we have learned.

I am not entirely certain which would be worse. If Sunstorm has gone back on his word, or if he cannot control the more zealous Peacebringers in his command. We will soon know if we are faced with an open war or a hidden assassin. I council you to be careful. Be careful, and hope that we are wrong.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Confront Sunstorm

Briefing Sunstorm

This is a grave accusation, and I would like to thank you for bringing it to me. Before we came to Earth, it would have been a likely scenario. When I was just the Kheldian Perihelion, I sought the destruction of all Nictus without reservation or regret. Thinking back, I probably slew some who were trying to change their path like you Warshades have. But I am both Perihelion and Officer Benjamin Carter now, and because of that, I regret my earlier lack of forgiveness.

There are still zealots in our ranks, but I know them, and I can control them. I can assure you that no Peacebringer was involved in the disappearance of Shadowcatcher. However, I may still be able to help you. Benjamin Carter still has friends on the police force, and they've heard that an Outcast boss called Broken Storm ordered that kidnapping, but that he was doing it for someone else.

I never met Shadowcatcher, but I have heard good things about him. I hope you find him alive.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat Broken Storm
  • Defeat Broken Storm & guards

Clue: 'Shadowcatcher won't be the last'

After his defeat, the outcast leader Broken Storm told you:

'It's just as well. I don't like this kind of work for hire stuff. We were being paid to set up those kidnappings. We were instructed to take Henry Meyers specifically, to make sure that word of his abduction was relayed to Shadowstar through her contacts, and to wait for a Warshade to come. I do not know why this was set up, or who wanted it done. But if you want to find out, I do know that we were paid to take Mr. Meyers again, and to follow the same plan. I'll even make it easy for all of us, and tell you where to go.


This becomes stranger. Who could be paying the Outcasts? Why would they want to target us? And what makes poor Henry Meyer so important? We are left with many questions, and the only answers will come by walking into the Outcasts' trap.

Spring Outcast Trap


Through your diligent efforts, we are now closer to learning what has become of Shadowcatcher, and who is employing the Outcasts. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is to spring the Outcasts' trap, and attempt to rescue Henry Meyers again.

It is certain that the Outcasts or whoever are employing them are preparing some vicious surprise to use against you, so I advice you to take care. I do not want you to disappear like Shadowcatcher has.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Spring the Trap
  • Find Henry Meyers

Clue: A small scroll of vellum

You found this small scroll on the Circle of Thorns mage who called himself 'Henry Meyers' after you defeated him. It details the location where the Outcasts are to receive their payment for helping to set up the abduction of 'Henry Meyers' and help in capturing Warshades.


It is unbelievable, but now that we know the truth it makes sense. We assumed that Henry Meyers was a credible innocent caught up in this plan, when in fact he was a part of it. He lied to you when you rescued him to put you on the wrong track and help to distance us from the Peacebringers. Through your brave efforts, Mr. Meyers' deception has failed, but this is far from over.

Find Information about Shadowcatcher


The scroll you found on the Circle sorcerer who called himself 'Henry Meyers' tells us where the Circle are waiting to pay off the Outcasts for their assistance. It seems too much to hope that we might find Shadowcatcher there, but there may be answers, or a clue to his location. It is also the only lead we have. Therefore, you must go to the caverns where the Circle awaits, and battle them for what information you can find.

You must search for information, but you must also make certain to defeat all of the Circle's mystics and creatures lurking in those caverns. If there is any information about Shadowcatcher's location or the motives for his abduction, we must not let the Circle know that we know, lest they obscure his location any more.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat all Circle in Caves
  • 2 pieces of information to find

Clue: Strange barbed thorns

These large, barbed thorns look like they were cut from some giant demonic rose. Each is wrapped in silk and covered in strange magical writing, and feels warm to the touch. They are almost certainly of magical origin.

These must be what the Circle were planning to pay the Outcasts with. They'd be sure to fetch a good price with the artifact-trading Warriors of Talos Island, and help cement their allience with the Outcasts.

Clue: Pages of notes

These notes appear to be part of a larger work in progress, titled 'On the attributes of Kheldian possession techniques. It describes several theories about how the merger between Peacebringers, Warshades, Nictus, and humans all work. The aim of the work seems to be comparing them to other techniques of possession known to the Circle of Thorns in order to improve their own abilities.

Of the three Kheldian groups, the Circle has decided to target the Warshades. They cite the fact that Warshades have neither the support structure nor the allies of the Peacebringers and the Nictus, making them easier targets.


These notes you discovered are more vile than words can say! The Circle of Thorns wants to study us to improve their own techniques of possession? That alone is abhorrent, but that they seek to study us Warshades, the very ones who have turned our backs on the vile forced possessions of the Nictus compounds this horror. I weep to think of what Shadowcatcher has already been exposed to.

However, there is not much more we can do yet. We are out of leads now, and the Circle is unlikely to give us the clues we need. There must be a way, but I cannot see it yet.

Rescue Lars Mendelson


Sunstorm, the leader of the Peacebringers, has asked to speak with you. I don't know why, but it will likely be to demand an apology from both you and I for the accusations brought against him and his Peacebringers.

If that is his request, it is a fair one. Do not let it give rise to anger. As the Circle rightly realized, we Warshades have few allies, and we cannot afford to make new foes.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Sunstorm

Briefing Sunstorm

I thank you for coming to see me. I know that relations between Peacebringers and Warshades are not always easy, but I am glad that we can speak.

I have a number of friends within the Paragon Police who give me information. One of them recently spotted several suspected Circle of Thorns Acolytes escorting a man to a private section of seaside parkland. The person they were escorting matches the description of Lars Mendelson, the human half of your missing Warshade Shadowcatcher. I'll give you all that I know. It may be a lead to help find your missing man.

And you can tell Shadowstar that I wouldn't ask her for an apology. Before we were Sunstorm, Benjamin Carter was a cop, remember? It was a logical accusation to make. I can't blame you for that.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Rescue Lars, stop ceremonies
  • Find Lars Mendelson, 4 rituals to stop

Clue: 'I'm... I'm not Shadowcatcher anymore.'

Lars Mendelson, the human part of the Warshade Shadowcatcher told you a harrowing tale after you rescued him from the Circle of Thorns:

'They caught me and took me to some city underground. They used their magic, and they pulled us apaprt. They pulled Altered Umbra out of Lars Mendelson, and trapped it in a crystal. The Kheldian is gone, and so is part of me. I can still feel Altered Umbra, my Kheldian helf, out there somewhere. The rituals they're doing here will sever that connection forever. You've got to stop them! And you've got to rescue Altered Umbra! I know where he is. I wish I could help you, but I'm... I'm not Shadowcatcher anymore. I'm not sure I'm even Lars Mendelson.


When Shadowcatcher went missing, I never imagined it would lead us to something like this. Lars will receive expert care. What has happened to him is horrible, but it can still be mended. If we can reunite him with Altered Umbra, then human and Kheldian can merge again, and heal as Shadowcatcher. From the description of the Circle's intentions, the only even that is possible is your determined work.

I must send my thanks to Sunstorm, and my apologies as well for having so little faith in him.

Rescue Altered Umbra


Lars Mendelson thinks he knows where the Circle is holding the crystal with Altered Umbra in it. He's recovered enough that he's been able to provide enough detail to mount a rescue. Unfortunately, it is within the depths of a ruined sunken city, a place called Oranbega where the Circle of Thorns are strong. You have rescued half of Shadowcatcher. Now the time has come to finish this and save Altered Umbra as well.

You must rescue Altered Umbra, but Lars also told us about the Circle researcher called Aeoch who was leading their project. You must defeat him as well to prevent the Circle from learning any more about our people to use in their own sick schemes.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat Aeoch and researchers
  • Find Altered Umbra

Clue: A strangely inscribed crystal

This inscribed crystal has a single point of light deep within its perfectly carved surface. When you touch it, you feel the presence of the Kheldian Altered Umbra trapped within, full of nervousness and anxiety. You summon to mind the knowledge that Lars is safe and that the two will be reunited soon, and feel Altered Umbra calm down.


You have performed admirably. I have spoken with MAGI, and they believe that they can free Altered Umbra from the crystal. Soon he and Lars Mendelson will reunite and be reformed as Shadowcatcher. The Circle's plans have been defeated, and I have organized some extra raids against the Outcasts to dissuade them from participating in this sort of mercenary work again.

We Warshades have already risked much, and have made many enemies. However, I do not despair at that though. For when I see new Warshades like you rising among us, I know that any challenge will be faced and overcome.

Pry information about Lillian Issan from the Trolls

(Story Arc: Warshades and Peace. Mission 1 of 6)


Hero, there is something I must talk to you about. Someone, a reporter, has gone missing. Her name is Lillian Issan, and I am very concerned for her health. She was investigating the Void Hunters by looking into their connection with other groups. When she disappeared, she was investigating the Trolls. They might know what happened to her. I would like you to force any information they have from them. You should be able to find them in Skyway City.

I am very worried about Miss Issan, Hero. I ask you to be quick in your search, and I hope that you can find what happened to her.

Mission objective(s)

  • Defeat 15 Trolls

Clue: It wuz da Outcasts!

After you defeated them, one of the Trolls was all too willing to talk:

"It not be us! It wuz da Outcasts! All gangs heard Council wanted girl captured, pay big reward! Money, free mercs, and quantie guns. But Outcasts got her before us. Now they gonna get reward."

From the sound of things, Miss Issan may be in more trouble than you suspected. The Outcasts may know more. You can find some to interrogate in Steel Canyon

Mission objective(s)

  • Defeat 15 Outcasts

Clue: Yeah, we got that reporter

One of the Outcasts you defeated tried to taunt you, but gave away the information you needed.

"Yeah, we got that reporter. The Council is offering a big reward for her alive. With what they're willing to pay for her, we didn't ask why. Broken Storm is gonna make the trade real soon, now. Then we'll have all the mercs and quantum guns we need to take care of you alien freaks!"


So, Broken Storm has Lillian. No doubt he seeks revenge for the last time his schemes were foiled by a Warshade. I thank you, Hero, though I will soon need to ask a great favor of you once more.

Oh, Lillian, what did you get yourself into?

Rescue Lillian Issan from the Outcasts

(Story Arc: Warshades and Peace. Mission 2 of 6)


The reporter Lillian Issan is still being held by the Outcasts. They plan to cash the bounty on her head to the Council, and take their payment in quantum guns and mercenaries. I know that I have already asked much of you, but I must now ask even more. Hero, I must ask you to rescue Lillian from the Outcasts before the Council take her.

The Outcast leader, Broken Storm, has crossed paths with we Warshades before. He will no doubt be looking forward for a chance to revenge. Remember, however, that your goal is to find Lillian, or to find out what has become of her.

This place used to be a commodities broker. Now a much grimmer kind of deal is about to occur here.

Mission objective(s)

  • Locate Lillian Issan

Clue: The high cost of journalism

You recovered this contract for the bounty on Lillian Issan's kidnapping from the Outcast leader Broken Storm after you defeated him. It says that Miss Issan is wanted for prying into Council operations and spying on Void Hunter activity, and places a sizable bounty in quantum weapons and free use of Void Hunter mercenaries in exchange for her capture.

Clue: She saw something she shouldn't have

After you defeated them, you were able to persuade one of the Council troops to tell you what you wanted to know:

"The reporter made herself a target. She saw something she shouldn't have while she was prying into our business. It was our mistake that we never figured Issan would have friends like... you. It doesn't matter. The deal is done, and she's already enjoying our hospitality. Archon Conway has her now, and you'll never see her again!"


They already have her? They must not know who she is, or else Arakhn would have contacted me to gloat. This Archon Conway must not know the truth. You have my thanks for even going this far, Hero, but I will have to ask you for more help. I cannot make a move to save Lillian Issan from the Council myself lest I give away her secret and put her in further danger. You see, Lillian Issan is my daughter, and the next in line to become Shadowstar.

Rescue Lillian Issan from the Council

(Story Arc: Warshades and Peace. Mission 3 of 6)


My daughter, Lillian Issan, has been taken captive by the Council. She was investigating the Void Hunters, and the Council took notice. Fortunately, it seems that they do not know that Lillian is my daughter, and this gives us a chance to rescue her. I cannot act myself, or they might suspect her connection with me, and she would never be safe again. So I must again ask for your help, Hero. I must ask you to rescue my daughter from the Council.

From the Council agents you captured, we were able to learn where Lillian is being kept, and the name of that base's leader. Rescuing Lillian is my top priority, but you'll also need to make sure that nothing that could prove her true identity remains behind. To do that, you'll also need to access their computer systems, and defeat the base leader, Archon Conway.

Mission objective(s)

  • Access computer network
  • Find Lillian Issan

Clue: Confirmed enemies list

You found a link to this file attached to an email on a Council computer. It's a complete list of every Peacebringer in Paragon City. Along with their name and power level, it also lists their human identity. With this information in the Council's hands, no Peacebringer in Paragon City is safe.

Several Peacebringers have been singled out as "Test Scenarios". Whatever that means, it can't be good.

Clue: It will be mass murder!

Lillian Issan had some important information for you once you rescued her from the Council:

"The rescue was right on time, but the danger I was in was a small price for what I found out. I was investigating the Void Hunters when I found out that they're being mobilized for a major operation. I found out that the Council got a list of all the Peacebringers from a group of renegades they were working with. They're going to hunt them down in their civilian identities! It'll be mass murder! We'll have to warn them, but I just don't know how to stop it"


My daughter is safe, thanks to you, and for that I am forever in your debt. However, what she found out is disturbing indeed. The Council now knows the identity of every Peacebringer in the city, and plans to target them. If the Peacebringers fall, we will soon follow. But how to stop them?

Take the information to Sunstorm

(Story Arc: Warshades and Peace. Mission 4 of 6)


The information my daughter uncovered is important beyond words. If the Council knows the true identities of all the Peacebringers, they are certain to draw plans against them. Sunstorm must be given this information at once.

Sunstorm and his Peacebringers have been very fair to us. We should do our best to assist them in this crisis. Not to mention that if the Council should eliminate them, our own prospects become much more dire.

Mission objective(s)

  • Take information to Sunstorm

Thank you for bringing this to us, Hero. Let me see the list.

This is bad. They're actually missing some of our newer Peacebringers, but this is still too much information. We had several Peacebringers go renegade and side with the Council recently. They planned to start a war between us and the Warshades. We put a stop to that, but it looks like they got more than we thought from the rogues. This list would fit what they would have known.

This section of "Test Scenarios" is really troubling. They're probably targets for test assassinations. I can pull in everyone at risk, but some of them are in the field, and I don't know if we have enough people. Hero, I'm going to need your help. Could you warn one of the at-risk Peacebringers? Her name is Freeflight, and she's investigating the Vahzilok. According to the list, she's one of the prime test targets.

Mission objective(s)

  • Find hostage
  • Find Freeflight

Clue: Freeflight - fallen

When you went to try and warn Freeflight, you were too late. Freeflight was killed by what appears to be Nictus powers.


Do not feel that Freeflight's death was your fault. Many more would have died without your work, and my daughter would be at the mercy of the Council. I have been speaking to Sunstorm, and we have been developing a plan to handle this situation. We will likely need to call on you again to help implement it.

Help confound the Council

(Story Arc: Warshades and Peace. Mission 5 of 6)


I have been speaking with Sunstorm, and we've developed a plan to counter the Council's list of known Peacebringers. The problem is that none of his Peacebringers will be able to carry it out. They're all either too well known to the Council, or not powerful enough to accomplish the task. Therefore, I am asking you for your help to confound the Council.

The plan is in two parts. First, we need you to capture a specific Council computer engineer, a man named Ernie Stover. He's currently examining a potential site for a new Council base beyond Boomtown. Stover has access to the Council database, and can provide us with the access we'll need for the next part of the plan. Take the train to the area where he is, and search for him there.

Mission objective(s)

  • Capture Lt. Ernie Stover


With Ernie Stover in custody, we should be able to get access to the Council's database until they can change their encryption codes. It will be a short window of opportunity, but that should still be enough time. Tell me when you're ready, Hero, and we shall put an end to the Council's murderous plans.

Infiltrate a Council base and run the program

(Story Arc: Warshades and Peace. Mission 6 of 6)


Excellent work again on the capture of Lt. Stover. He has been most cooperative in exchange for a reduced prison sentence. Using his information and the hard work of SERAPH's computer scientists, we are now ready. We need you to infiltrate a Council computer center and run the program we've created on their database server. It will infiltrate their network, and radically alter their list of Peacebringers. Hundreds of superheroes, policemen and city workers have volunteered to be placed on the list. The Council will know that the list was altered, but with so many false matches, they won't know who to target. All we need is a brave Warshade to go in and run the program.

In addition to running the program on the database server, you'll also need to destroy several back-up computers that contain copies of the database, and are not on the Council's network. There should be 4 of those. When all of that is done, the threat will be over.

Clue: Pe@c3w0rM.exe

This disk contains a powerful program designed to over-write certain sections of the Council's database, messing up their list of Peacebringers.

Mission objective(s)

  • Modify Computer
  • 4 back-ups to destroy


It's done. The Council's plans are in disarray. Communication between Warshades and Peacebringers is at an all-time high, and my daughter is safe, at least until she finds some new way to get herself into trouble. You have performed admirably, and I am in your debt. There will be much that will come out of this incident. I have spoken with Sunstorm, and we agree that the dangers facing us must be met together. Any remaining enmities between our groups must end. From this point forward, we shall battle together. You will still get missions from me, but both Warshades and Peacebringers will work towards common ends from this day forward.

Still, the danger has not passed, and I sense that we will face greater threats soon. Speak with me again when you are strong enough, probably when you are around security level 15. There will no doubt be more battles for you then.

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