X-Corp/X-Factor: Mole Man Plot
Player: Okay, so my question - do we still want to have The Mole Man make a return in the present day to do battle with X-Factor? Because I stumbled across this
in my research and found it interesting.
Player: I'm pretty sure a large amount of Moloids were wiped out by the Morlocks. Are there more than the ones that were under NYC?
Staff: Well, the first moloid thread is a flashback, the whole team isn't even assembled yet
Player: The Moloids are artificially created creatures made out of a special fungus. The Mole Man can very easily make more.
Player: Upon stumbling upon the "intelligent Moloids", Mik and Tong, I started formulating the overall plot for the return of the Mole Man. I'm thinking perhaps these intelligent Moloids come seeking one of the only ones who have ever stood up to the master, i.e. Jonny, looking for his help in overthrowing the Mole Man once and for all.
Staff: perhaps if they showed up, stumbling out of the darkness and were brought or found by say X-Corp who then brought them to X-Factor because no one knows what they are or what they are talking about and Jonny is the only one who remembers them then we can involve X-Corp as well
Player: Is it just going to be them going to X-Corp and us just redirecting them to X-Factor to help them or are we actually going to be doing anything?
Staff: that's up to you, if you want to join the journey to the center of the earth, you are more than welcome
Player: If they need help with the liberation and all, I think it would fall into X-Corp stuff.. with rescues and all
Player: X-Corp does rescues? like the coast guard?
Staff; explain the exact nature of X-Corps for the people, would you?
Player: X-Corps is not a trained superhero team. X-Corps is a mutant-run, mutant-aid association. It kinda does a lot of community work in terms of legal arrangement (custodies, housing, etc).
Staff: they handle community events as well-- rebuilding, rehabilitation, community spirit, educational programs, etc,... right?
Player: So mutant Social Workers?Student volunteers at X-Corp
Kerenok then, after we move forward a little in sinister/AG we could move into this Mole Man continuation, with a sign up that is first open to those who are not involved in those plots. does that sound fair?
Kimmy at some times.
Player: So mole men will be getting rolling in the next month or so?
Player: The Flashback needs to come to a definitive conclusion first, I think.So, it would be a good idea to come to a finish off Electric Underground
Player: does anyone know when the genoshans will be making their appearance stateside? i ask because it could probably be a good idea to try and tie x-corp in to that
Player: I'll talk to TJ about it It might be a good way to find spots for the boys Do they have connections with the Mansion? I'm not really sure on the state of that since Warren disappeared for so long and I don't know what he's doing with it now
Player: Lou was the history teacher.
Player: Faye would keep contact with XaviersX-Corps has contacts with Shield, X-Factor and X-Men at their disposal
Player: Is X-Corp publicly known to non mutants?
Player: okay and that brings me to the next thing
Player: could we use x-corp to make genosha's mutant policy public knowledge?
Player: That would be a big leap in terms of world politics.
Player: Right, so while we are still looking for X-Corp plotage couldn't we give them a bit of political power like McCoy from X3? it could help lead into other plots more
Player: it doesn't have to be something played, but it could be mentioned in threads that they have reps in dc
Staff: I think think this is all well and good, and we can debate titles and stuff later, but right now what we sort of need is a model, I suppose, so we'd know when and how to utilize them. Would it affect how X-Corp is played? Do we call them in for a case like Pietro's defection, or Marrow/Sack's capture (should that happen) or do we offpanel it and say Mutant Rep NPC is in DC today? If they are the mutant reps in congress, or in the supreme court, how do we go about that?
Player: I think most of X-Corp can be done off-panel like it has been.
Player: but with the knowledge of genosha becoming public knowledge, there would be repercussions as thats a human rights issue
Staff: what if X-Corp lobbyists made the Bugle now and then?
Player: That'd be fine.
Player: maybe x-corp could arrange for protests or such which would undoubtedly be crashed by anti mutant protesters and such
Staff: yeah that'll be a good place to jump off from
Player: Mutant Liberation Front, Mutants Rights League
Staff: Reyes, is she part of X-Corp?
Player: I think she's an other, but I'd gander a relationship could be built
Staff: yeah. you guys have so many different facets in X-Corp. you just need to garner some interest and get a bit creative with playing them up. try recruiting Reyes
Player: Since X-Corps has a lot of connections, it isn't unlikely they'd have something to do with local clinics.
Staff: so what do you guys need to do to build up your ranks? What can we do to get that faction moving?
Player: right, way i see it, x-corp should be in the center of the mutant righst issue, even if its not exactly played out on panel, as they are pretty much one of its public faces
Player: It's been at that issue for a long time. It was the first on-board public organization dedicated solely to mutants.
Staff: I was thinking about having Kitty intern there, it might eb a start to bridge Xcorps and Xaviers
Player: I'm sure we could come up with something. I know there was that speech/rally thing about mutant rights plot that TM posted a looooong time ago. Then there's also the option of a "mutant rescue team" that could go abroad and help people in disasters.
Player: and i was thinking we could use the idea of a speech rally in conjunction with the genosha thing
Staff: i think X-Corps could thrive off smaller plots. I think it would actually be interesting for them to arrange meetings with politicians. What about getting a Senator Kelly? What about Graydon Creed? What about the black market selling going on to Sanctuary?
Player:X-Corps doesn't reach into Sanctuary as far as I'm aware.
Player: Has anyone used Bolivar Trask?
Staff: what about dirty NY anti mutant cops pinning stuff on X-Corps to discredit them?
Player: How would a political battle be played? I don't want to do something if it's just a lot of talking
Staff: i'd personally love to do it, because dialog is my strong suit
Player: Supporters of the activists making trouble?
Player: Yeah, X-Corps can do a lot with other people. it's just a matter of sitting down and actually plotting something, which seems to be X-Corp's greatest foe.
Staff: It's up to you, kel, come up with some plots and then we can develop them into proper stories. so, why don't we do that then? X-Corps start talking ideas with each other, and get something up in the plot thread and then we can go from there. we have several good ideas up there, so you guys can choose one of those, or something on your own and then,once you guys are squared, then we can start layering the other factions in to helpX-Corps Activity Plot thread
Player: Random question: Would Xcorp deal with the mercs running about?
Player: I think that is more X-Factor or SHIELD
Shield so who exactly at the moment is in charge of Shield? Maria Hill, I know, But who is taking that role
Staff: It's kind of a shared thing between Matt and Cody, and I'm talking with one other person helping drive Maria around
Player: Does SHEILD know about the mansion?
Staff: Shield doesso what is in store for SHield?
staff: there's a possible plan for down the road... a response to the BH's possible future actions, but to be honest, there's not much else on the plate at the moment i'm afraid. the keys were being passed around a little bit, which slowed plotting down but they could use a win, they took a pretty big hit with MW
Player: SHIELD could contend with Hellhouse in the future.
Staff: yeah. I just need to get hellhouse started, which we'll talk about on fridayWhat about the Thunderbolts
Player: is Thunderbolts going to be its own faction?
Staff: Yes, but like the Acolytes are to the BH. T-Bolts are a special task force for SHIELD comprised almost entirely of reformed criminals who have no say in the matter really. They are going to be the Shields wetworks criminals-forced-to-obey. Thunderbolts are secret and do secret things As soon as the idea is ironed amongst staff, we'll put up a thread for bad guys who want to be captured and "recruited" and then that will give shield some threads to play out
Staff: we have a plot idea now, with the Moloids, and we have to discuss some organizational stuff. we have three players who want in so we need to discuss X-Factor involvement because with people that want in, we can't keep having people not joining plots and/or not posting when they do join so we need to decide if people are going to step up in X-Factor or if we are restructuring it
Absences are ok, if they have to happen, that's all understandable, but we need to start being more proactive. We need to see every character who is not involved in AG to be involved in the Moleman and/or Sinister and to post in ways that advance the plot. Lately all X-Factor has been is lunch threads
Stories suggested for X-Factor
- Ric possibly leaving
- Something with girls of X-Factor
- Going after Sabretooth or Daken
- Nasty Boys
- Ideas for Kyle*
- Ideas for Violey**
- Doc Samson sessions
- Finding the murderer of Jubilee's parents
* Kyle ideas include going home to find his family or doing something with the Hunters
**Violey ideas include exploring her country, possibly conquered by Doom, possibly with the help of Victor the Doom CatCoH/Foh and Purifiers plots will be worked on by staff
Staff: Will did a bit of research, and assuming that having a mutation about equivalent, X-Factor would be paid around $70k+, but probably the cost of room and board deducted from that equivalent to having a Ph.D. Alex would probably get $100K as a manager
Player: they're employees of SHIELD, right?
Staff: they are sponsored by shield which means they are publicly and financially backed by them but are more like a privitized police force
Further questions ask here.