Wardens Fourth Edition
Rogue Prime, Part 2 - Stories
A look at what happened during and/or after Session 28.
Story - Retrospection and Introspection
Game Date: 5/21/2006
Location: San Francisco, California
Prime rises from his bed and stretches, shoving aside a pile of books with one foot, as he makes his way to the thick steel door and knocks cautiously, calling out hopefully, "Excuse me. Could I get a snack? Hello? Is anyone there?"
When no one answers, Prime grimaces and considers placing one paw on the steel door, it would only take a trickle of dimensional energy to change it into something more easily opened. He imagines a smooth polished oak door with a simple brass doorknob replacing the featureless flat steel panel. Opening the door, he would quietly pad down the hallway using the ceiling to avoid waking the napping guards leaning against the wall and make his way to the kitchen. Once there he would throw together a sandwich and grab a two-liter of cola before making his way back to the 'observation' room...
Prime's reverie is interrupted by the small observation window in the door opening. He asks security for a sandwich and a two liter cola. Not as adventurous as he had imagined but it would sate his hunger none the less.
As Prime munches, he flips through the newspaper that he had found stuck to the bottom of the tray his food had been delivered on. Hmmm. Nope, nothing in there that appeared linked to him. Whatever had happened during his blackout must have not been too serious.
As he continues to eat, he transforms yet another of the large pile of books into its inter-dimensional equivalent and begins reading about the great "vampire plague" that had plunged the Euro-Persian Empire into chaos and allowed the Neanderthal Alliance to retake north Africa.
He considers how oddly patient he has felt as of late. The Prime of old, over-energized by cosmic energies, would have been bouncing off the walls in such confinement - even with the secrets of the multiverse literally a book away. It is... disturbing in a way. It is as if he had somehow lost part of himself in his transition.
In that moment of introspection he looks inside himself. What was his true motivation? He still desired to accumulate knowledge. To pass it on to others, particularly to help the next generation of children understand the wonders of science. He still desired to be shown proper respect by the scientific establishment and the general public. But, were these goals still furthered by his work with the Wardens? With the hazardous occupation of a superhero?
He scratches his chin as he considers. The challenges of fighting supervillains certainly had spawned technological innovation, though in retrospect, he realizes many of his prior inventions had in some way been flawed. The resources the Wardens command were of considerable practical use in advancing his scientific understanding. Of course, there is the fact that the Wardens desperately need his abilities. Facing a variety of interdimensional and high tech threats, they would quickly fall without his aid.
Prime smiles and goes back to reading his book.
Record Last Changed Date: 8/22/2008
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