Mighty Union

Stag Do: What happens in Vegas...

Finally arriving in Vegas, and Half-Life teleporting in from the mansion, they check into the hotel and get the keys to their holiday bungalow. Parking the Trailer up alongside, the entire group suit up in superhero costumes (the likes of Batman and Superman, not their own) with Psyman being given some strange Banana themed superhero. They head into Vegas proper and start enjoying the Sin City. Slowly but surely all of them get so drunk they can’t remember what happened. Even Magnitude, who doesn’t drink.

Waking the next morning, they find themselves back in the bungalow, all in various states if disrepair. To everyone’s surprise Half-Life walks out of his room with two strippers, Xeo immediately recognises Poppy. The other introduces herself as Amber Lantern, but Poppy pulls her away and exits sharpish. The rest potter about until it dawns on them that they actually haven’t seen Psyman since last night.

Tracing back their steps through a number of bars and shady establishments, they spot a woman who attached herself to the group, specifically Psyman, and at some point managed to get him to leave with her, without the rest of the team noticing.

However, before they can start tracking this woman they see on the news that a BananaMan has started attacking The Strip screaming about Powers’ Rights. Rushing to downtown they just miss him. Deciding to investigate the woman they head to one of the casinos to try and find out more since the Bartender had identified her as someone who latches onto High Rollers, even to the extent of seducing them away from their significant others, and leaving with no winnings what so ever, earning herself the nickname The Temptress.

Much to their surprise, they spot John Vattic, stood in the craps area winning big, with the Temptress from the security footage on his arm. Magnitude approaches him but the woman says something to him and he becomes unconcerned with it all. Her and Psyman start making their way to the door, and quickly realise that they have been discovered. Saying something to the staff, the security guards start hassling the Union, and Vattic disappears. Trying their best to stay after Temptress most of the team get distracted by the security staff, and Banana Man leaping out the toilets. The rest of the team get stuck dealing with him, but Half-Life and M0-HAWC manage to stay with Temptress exiting the casino.

As she tries to disappear into the crowd that is running from the fracas inside, Half-Life takes a shot in the hope of stopping her, but misfires and hits someone near her. Unfortunately, this is just as the Pantheon arrive, who make to stop Half-Life from firing at civilians. Without his suit, and the fate of the groom still in the balance, M0-HAWC ignores this and stays on Temptress.

The fight with the Pantheon sprawls to involve the rest of the Union, after Acolyte tries to appeal to their better senses, which is ignored and the Union are reminded just how much the Pantheon annoys them. The three ‘Gods’ are quickly taken down. Unknowingly, M0-HAWC watches Temptress climb into a taxi.

M0-HAWC followed the cab to a suburban house and called in the rest of team who had called the truck to pick them and the members of the captured members of the Pantheon up. Busy trying to decide what to do with the captured Pantheon members, upon the call from M0-HAWC they decide to put them on ice right now, and leave them in the hands of Education, Link and Carl while they deal with Psynitude.

Detaching the cab to stay incognito, the team head to the suburbs, but before a plan can enact, and as the team realise they’ve been using comms, which both Magnitude and Psyman both have, M0-HAWC notices a near invisible figure walking towards him, and thermal imaging shows it to be Magnitude sized. The team in the truck keep arguing as M0-HAWC takes to the sky.

Half-Life instructs the others to try and restrain Psynitude, and he’ll deal with Temptress since he has his own life support system. Confronting her in the garage as she tries to get away, she tries her mojo, and Half-Life smacked her. Unfortunately, he hit her as if she was any other power, failing to realise that her pheromones didn’t effect her in any other way. An audible crack was heard and Temptress slammed into her car door and to the ground in an awkward pose. Though still alive, it was clear Half-Life had snapped her neck.
Meanwhile outside, Xeo manages to shock Psyman out of Magnitude, who collapses to the floor. M0-HAWC, seeing an opportunity sees a point of advantage and goes in for a grapple. He realises his mistake too late, as Psyman now possess him and PsyHawc is born.
It doesn’t last long though as Acolyte grabs PsyHawc in an electro-magnetic grip, and Psyman immediately pops out.

Having been distracted by his mistake, Half-Life finally stumbles outside and sees Psyman reappearing next to him. Not wanting to cause more lasting damage, but aware he has to take down his friend, he leaps at him and manages to drain Psyman, who immediately collapses to the ground.

The team start trying to figure out what’s happening, and Xeo heads inside to check on Temptress. However, the fight in suburbs has drawn attention, and just as the team get the unconscious forms of Psyman and Magnitude into the back of the van, two police cruisers turn up.

M0-Hawc manages to distract the two officers that come speak to him long enough for Acolyte to get Psyman out of the Banana Man costume, and the two of them manage to convince the officers that “Banana Man” escaped, but Half-Life explains Temptress was in on it, is a power, and needs sealed away in quarantine, and without her “Banana Man” should be less of a problem, if one at all.

After enjoying the rest of the Stag-do, they return to Dominion City, and Link has been keeping an eye on Temptress and the facility that held her. It appears that after a few weeks, she was transferred out.

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