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Emergence of Heroes

This Dispatch will eventually hold all of the info for an rp series i am going to make. Currenttly Harbertia is providing welcome assistance.

Littered throughout history there have been things that people do not understand. Call them magic, or superpowers, or mutations they have existed. It is a little known fact, but Superheroes exist, they have been around for decades if not longer. Very few truly know of them, but many have probably heard of them in passing, but quickly forgot the information seeing it as useless drivel or superstition. Despite their obscurity Supers have been integral to certain historic events of many nations of the World. The first unofficial involvement of Supers, was during WW 1. It was during a Battle in France, involving British soldiers that the collective Superpowers of the World really became aware of Supers, as being more than just fictitious tales.

The British Super, mentioned in certain reports under the Moniker of Chrome. He was a Metal manipulator and was part of a Tank brigade that was advancing on town called Monche-Le-Preux during the Battle Of Arras. There was miscommunication and the Brigade advanced without infantry support. After a brief period of initial success, the tanks were swarmed and many were taken out. An artillery strike started at the same time, it was during this time that Chrome became known by the higher ups in the British Militray and Government after he saved many of his companions by using his powers.

That was the first occurrence of Supers in Warfare, but not the last. After a secret Summit, the countries involved began to discover some Supers n their own nations. Not all Countries were ignorant about the existence of individuals with powers, however. Japan for example had known for centuries, as had a few other countries, but the information was heavily restricted. A Super recorded under the Title of Ronin had fought for the Tokugawa Era and there were even some reports of him helping usher in the Meiji Era, but such accounts were treated with skepticism.

Needless to say, the discovery of Supers by the various governments changed how wars were fought, to a point anyways. They were deemed as something similar to highly dangerous weapons, to be kept hidden and heavily controlled. This was the main reason why those what were known of and had contributed to the U.S. and other Countries were kept hidden and secret. This did not mean that Supers did not exist beyond those known of by the Governments however. There are Plenty of Supers, especially in the U.S., but they are located mostly within certain cities, due toa quirk of geography for the most part.

Since Supers were banned from Warfare in the 70ís following Vietnam, Supers, good and bad had had a unspoken rule. They can fight and combat each other, but they will not do anything to risk the revelation of Supers to the world. For decades this has held true with most Super involvement being kept hidden by both the Government and the Supers themselves. However things changed in Early Spring of 2017, the Several of the main Cities in the U.S. were attacked and as the Supers of the Cities reacted, the incidents were Recorded and released. This marks a period that will eb known as the Emergence of Heroes

Littered throughout history there have been things that people do not understand. Call them magic, or superpowers, or mutations, they have existed. It is a little known fact, but Superheroes exist, they have been around for decades if not longer. Very few truly know of them, but many have probably heard of them in passing, but quickly forgot the information seeing it as useless drivel or superstition. Despite their obscurity Supers have been integral to certain historic events of many nations of the world. The first unofficial involvement of Supers, was during WW 1. It was during a Battle in France, involving British soldiers that the collective Superpowers of the World really became aware of Supers, as being more than just fictitious tales.

The British Super, mentioned in certain reports under the Moniker of Chrome. He was a Metal manipulator and was part of a Tank brigade that was advancing on town called Monche-Le-Preux during the Battle Of Arras. There was miscommunication and the Brigade advanced without infantry support. After a brief period of initial success, the tanks were swarmed and many were taken out. An artillery strike started at the same time, it was during this time that Chrome became known by the higher ups in the British Military and Government after he saved many of his companions by using his powers.

That was the first occurrence of Supers in Warfare, but not the last. After a secret Summit, the countries involved began to discover some Supers in their own nations. Not all Countries were ignorant about the existence of individuals with powers, however. Japan for example had known for centuries, as had a few other countries, but the information was heavily restricted. A Super recorded under the Title of Ronin had fought for the Tokugawa Era and there were even some reports of him helping usher in the Meiji Era, but such accounts were treated with skepticism.

For a time, the discovery of Superís changed how wars were fought, to a point. Though there were soldiers who knew of the Supers, and had even fought alongside them, however, there were dire consequences for any who sought to reveal their existence. If anyone Super or otherwise were to attempt to reveal the existence of Supers, they would be removed. It was this threat, as well as other reasons, that has kept the status quo, for all these years. Thus, Supers have had to live in secret, hiding from anythign that would pose a threat.

Supers have been heavily regulated, in secret, though some make the news on occasion, not even the more criminally minded Supers would risk a revelation, the cost would be too great. For decades this has held true with most Super involvement being kept hidden by both the Government and the Supers themselves. However things changed in Early Spring of 2003, the Several of the main Cities in the U.S. were attacked and as the Supers of the Cities reacted, the incidents were Recorded and released. This marks a period that will be known as the Emergence of Heroes

Main Cities:

There are around eight main cities in the US, in the world of Emergence of Heroes. These eight cities are the most populous and notable concerning Supers.

===A RECORD OF METRO CITY HISTORY
Compiled by the Historical Society of Metro City
As Commissioned By
Darian Strong, Mayor of Metro City

Our Founding
Metro City was established as Decago in 1819.

20th Century
In 1903 Otto Fowrd established the Ottomotive Company in Decago. His success prompted other automotive industralist to move to the city solidifying it's place as the capital of the Automotive industry. The growth of the auto industry was reflected by changes in businesses throughout the Midwest and nation, with the development of garages to service vehicles and gas stations, as well as factories for parts and tires.

The demand for automobiles lead to a demand in labor as what has become known as 'The Great Migration' occurred, in which thousands of immigrants came into the city causing an expansion of the residential district and an increase in racial tension and the organization of labor unions.

Racial groups became influential entities who permeated the various labor unions further dividing the population and creating for a volital situation. The US entry into World War One created a slight unity among the people as industry boomed and the divided population had a foreign foe to focus their disdain.

In 1919 Prohibition began, and the unions became ingrained in gangster culture; the seeds of the Irish Mafia, and other ethnically organized criminal organizations focus on protecting members of their race where sown.

In the 30s a Vigilante organization, known as Legion, was formed to fight for the white working man. The Legion opposed the various Mafias but was also highly Fascist with a desire to instill a military dictatorship in the US with the aim of expelling the criminal element (by pushing none whites out of the nation). In 1936 the Legion kidnapped a Catholic Priest as a demonstration against the Catholic Church and it's influence in politics. That same year 39 members where convicted of crimes and the once secret organization began to fade.

In the 1940s Decago was billed as Metro City in an announcement regarding a new free way. As WWII raged it became central to Arsenal America- putting out various military vehicles.

In the 1960s, in hopes of distancing it's self from a racial past, Decago adopted the name Metro City in hopes of uniting the people under a vast urban and social reorganization program; but riots persisted. During this era civil rights leaders spoke in the city but thousands of people where killed in the riots.

In the 70s segregation was ended, a university for any man was established, and by the 80s Metro City had it's first Mayor of Color and began programs aimed towards the poor. He died of a heart attack while in office.

His successor managed to bring the city into a gold prosperity- our past till haunts us but we endure. Like steel we have been forged in fire, and like chrome we shine!

Cities: The actual city info will bbe above in spoilers, the below is to help those helping.

West Coast City: A coastal city located in Californai, imagine San francisco.

Capital City: The Capital of the united North American States. In place of DC, with the district being the City itself.

East Coast City: A New england town located on the East Coast.

Starlight City: a City of GLitz, Glamour and the Wealthy. Known for its casinos and movie stars. Located in south eastern California

Metro-City: A city much like Chicago and Detroit, heavy in industry and automotive business but prospering. Located in the Central Midwest in the Great LAkes region

South City: A coastal city in texas, stationed along the Gulf of Mexico

Cross Timber: a midwestern town established as a logging outpost originally.

Miami: Rl Miami Florida with some changes.

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