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The Case Files: The Rise of the Guard

The first of the Guard stories is entitled Rise of the Guard. Here’s the write up.

Its been three years since the dawn of the superhuman age. When a runaway known only as Araminta finds herself the target of mysterious men she is rescued by the worlds first superhero Reina Titán. Araminta is then introduced to a group of teenage heroes who have banded together to take down the terrorist organization known as the Teiwaz. An evil society that has infiltrated the United States government and is kidnapping and experimenting on teenagers to build into a future superhuman army. Only this young group of heroes have what it takes to stop them.

The first story features the the above mentioned Reina and Araminta as well as Reina’s crime fighting partner (and adoptive sister) Red Sprite, the vigilante Kid Victory, SubHuman, Mr. Monster and Huntsman. The story also introduces a pair of important supporting characters. The story threat, the Teiwaz, are a major threat throughout the series as they also appear in the last story and will make more appearances in the future. DAMN THOSE EVIL SUPER-VILLAIN ORGANIZATIONS BENT ON WORLD DOMINATION!

My favorite parts of the series is Araminta’s introduction to the team as well as the final acts big collision between the heroes in the villains. Especially the parts with Red Sprite.

The story runs 22 chapters, altogether just over 150 pages. Its a quick read.

You can check out the story HERE!

Case File 001 Mix-now from 8tracks

10 tracks long.

Sailor Moon Theme
Mystic Lady by T. Rex
Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
Blowin’ Sky High by Berlin
Forest Green by Mike G.
(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do by Filter & Crystal Method
Mice and Gods by Clutch
Disposable Teens by Marilyn Manson
Dare by Stan Bush
Real Hero by College & Electric Youth

Case File 001-Rise of the Guard

The Guard is a YA saga about a group off teenage superpowers and vigilantes who come together to kick super-villain ass. The first story I did was entitled Rise of the Guard. Here’s the write up.

Its been three years since the dawn of the superhuman age. When a runaway known only as Araminta finds herself the target of mysterious men she is rescued by the worlds first superhero Reina Titán. Araminta is then introduced to a group of teenage heroes who have banded together to take down the terrorist organization known as the Teiwaz. An evil society that has infiltrated the United States government and is kidnapping and experimenting on teenagers to build into a future superhuman army. Only this young group of heroes have what it takes to stop them.

The first story introduced the core team of Kid Victory, Reina Titán, Red Sprite, Mr. Monster, SubHuman, Huntsman, and Araminta as well as the villainous organization known as the Teiwaz. It also introduces a few supporting players and has a cameo, of sorts, from Kid Victory’s partner. You can check out all their profiles HERE.

As for the story it self, I went through multiple drafts and had yelling fits with myself (not really). A good first chapter is hard to produce but I think the first chapter here did a good job of kicking off the story and tone. SubHuman was a later edition in my first story as I felt things were missing. While he’s not a favorite to write I think he works fine off the cast. I admit that my teams big three of Reina, Sprite and Victory are my favorites to focus on. I believe it shows, especially with one chapter with Sprite toward the end. The Teiwaz is a pretty easy to hate set of villains but I like to think the villain of Master-Doctor stands out here. I wanted to just do a fun action teen superhero story.

Check out the story HERE if you haven’t already. Details on the new story in a few weeks but until then more plugs of my previous Case Files.

Case File 001 Mix

My mix for Case File 001.

Sailor Moon Theme
Mystic Lady by T. Rex
Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
Blowin’ Sky High by Berlin
Forest Green by Mike G.
(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do by Filter & Crystal Method
Mice and Gods by Clutch
Disposable Teens by Marilyn Manson
Dare by Stan Bush
Real Hero by College & Electric Youth

Parental advisory.

Case File 001-COMPLETED

CASE FILE 001: THE RISE OF THE GUARD

Its been three years since the dawn of the superhuman age. When a runaway known only as Araminta finds herself the target of mysterious men she is rescued by the worlds first superhero Reina Titán. Araminta is then introduced to a group of teenage heroes who have banded together to take down the terrorist organization known as the Teiwaz. An evil society that has infiltrated the United States government and is kidnapping and experimenting on teenagers to build into a future superhuman army. Only this young group of heroes have what it takes to stop them.

Start reading it HERE. Or follow it on TUMBLR.

Information on the next Case File next week Tuesday.

Part 22

   The team flew into the headquarters hangar using an SFV they snatched from the Teiwaz. Once settled in Araminta popped the team down to the living floor. It was quicker than the elevator. Everyone was tired and drained. Araminta was walking toward her room when Kid Victory caught up to her.
   “You did good,” he said.
   “Thank you.”
   “You were brave when faking our deaths. You smacked some guys when we went into the base. Elijah and Frank said you helped out in the fight-didn’t scare,” Kid Victory complimented her.
   “I was scared, believe me,” she said.
   “You still fought. You been with us for this crazy ride even though you’ve kept telling us you weren’t made for this,” Kid Victory said.
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Part 21

   A normal fight between two people, whether it be a street fight or a bar fight or even a superhuman encounter, does not last long. It’s quick, to the point, and finished. It may feel like minutes pass in the heat of combat but when said and done, it’s always much shorter. Even if it’s one against multiple attackers, it will not be a drawn out affair. Kid Victory is a perfect example of this.
   Three men in the hall in front of him. Each armed. Still he makes quick work. One club to the back of the knee as he side stepped a Teiwaz soldier, the second club to the throat of the next man up. Kick to his chest sends him into the third man. As Victory connected he turned back to the first soldier, saw him turning his head, and Kid Victory swung the same leg back connecting with that soldiers face. Victory runs on the second man and a strong knee to the nose of the third Teiwaz soldier finishes the skirmish.
   Victory heard steps approaching, put the clubs in one hand and used a smoke capsule. Pressing a button on the right hook up on his visor allowed a switch to body heat mode. He now saw the Teiwaz men moving in the smoke. Victory held his breath, stepped into the fray and used his clubs. Took one down with a shot at the neck. Pushed into the second, forcing him down. Up against the wall dodging a barrage of bullets, the club in the left hand struck the atatckers gun upward. He used the club in his right hand to slam down hard onto the soldiers foot and once the Teiwaz soldier was hoping on one foot Kid Victory tripped him down to the ground. Smoke dissipating and Victory takes the last man out with three strikes-one to left thigh, a second to the side of the neck, third is a knee to the nose of the kneeling opposition.
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Part 20

   The Teiwaz may be a threat, but for Reina Titán they did not pose a physical challenge. They were smart, organized, heavy in numbers but in a physical confrontation they meant nothing to her. So there she was in the street with Huntsman, stopping escaping vehicles, helping civilians from the giant hole in the ground where a few Fliers tried to escape. It was easy work. Work that needed to be done but did not fill Reina with much satisfaction. She would rather be back underground smacking around foot soldiers but as fun as that would be it also would still make this confrontation feel anti-climatic. She will be happy when the fights over but a little let down that she did not get a good match up.
   Of course Powerhouse felt he could give her that fight. He came ready with a few robots, like the ones from Maryland, and Reina was unimpressed. Huntsman tackled the bots leaving Powerhouse to march up to Reina and start the fight.
   “NAMES POWERHOUSE BITCH!” he shouted before the haymaker hit her. Reina flew past some vehicles into the dashboard of an abandoned car, smashing in its windshield. Powerhouse charged as Reina pulled herself out and brushed off the glass. Powerhouse tossed some cars out of his way and Reina saw the intent in his face and almost felt bad for him.
   Reina Titán dodged his sloppy swings and caught his right fist and said, “You punch like a black Jewish girl whose dating a pretty latino goth chick with plans on adopting a Vietnamese child.”
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Part 19

   SubHuman was a jumble of nerves. He was seated, right leg shaking up and down just thinking about how he wanted out and into the fight. His ribs were hurting, he spat up some blood, and had a few lumps forming on his head. It was all worth it to be here and ready for the big fight. This was for all the marbles.
   The guard making his pace up and down had grown annoyed by Reed’s insults which had doubled since the alarm just went off. “You lucky they got a magnet on me. I’d blast you no problem,” he would taunt. Frank would laugh and the guard would threaten to walk in and beat him senseless but Frank invited it. Mr. Monster was more somber in his cell but SubHuman chalked that up to the doctors visit. That smarmy bastard would get his in time SubHuman knew.
   SubHuman was energy ready to explode. It had been a roller coaster ride and one way or another they were clawing to the end. If all went well he’d be calling his mom and sis and giving them all the twists and turns.
   Reed shouted, “Turn tail and run! It’s your only chance!”
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Part 18

   When Red Sprite awoke she found herself floating in a liquid container with a breathing apparatus. The liquid was thicker than water but not by much and it was easy to tell that it was designed to be flame retardant. Sprite closed her eyes when she spotted a man looking at her. He was either a scientist or a guard. Sprite reconstructed what she thought she saw in the room. One man, a few terminals, the size of the room being close to seventeen yards between her chamber and the front door.
   For what felt like hours Red Sprite worked out possible escapes in her head. She measured the strength of the liquid with small sparks from her fingers. Sprite determined that it would take a lot of power to blast through. She blinked a few times and saw a couple scientists and one soldier by the door. Red Sprite started to think about what she would do if she could break out. They would call for re-enforcements too quickly for her to mount a true escape. She would have to be smart about all this. Or she would have to be incredibly dangerous. Sprite knew that the best choice would be a combination of the two.
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