Not long after moving in with Laurel, Emmett’s fears for his superhero girlfriend’s safety began to multiply exponentially. It also made maintaining his secret identity that much more difficult.
And Emmett wasn’t the only one coming to terms with the implications of his new living arrangement. Local celebrity Laurel has been forced to make a few adjustments of her own: namely, trying to reconcile the fact that every aspect of her life (love-life included) is becoming of increasing importance to the paparazzi and the tabloids.
And the mysterious Augur paid Laurel an unsolicted late-night visit. The self-proclaimed prophet played a pivotal role in the origins of the both the Orphan and Fury of Solace. And it would seem his part in this story is not yet finished.
For years, the NYPD has cultivated unofficial partnerships with local New York superheroes. Many other major U.S. cities have followed suit, but Los Angeles has been decidedly slow to adopt pro-superhero policies. Which is why it came as a shock to everyone when Los Angeles Police Commissioner Harlan Stone introduced a proposal which promises to change the game completely: Stone wants the LAPD to officially hire and train superhuman police officers. It is, however, an understandably controversial measure, and will likely be caught up in red tape for some time. Here are some responses to Stone’s announcement:
A local L.A. superhero called Fade was recently found murdered. Evidence strongly points to the Medina Drug Cartel. Not long ago, the Orphan and LAPD Lt. Katherine Czerny (profiled here in Person of Interest magazine) discovered that almost two dozen LAPD officers, up to and including L.A. City Councilman Matthew Stannis, had been taking bribes from the Medina Cartel. Since the scandal broke, the cartel’s influence in the city of angels has been greatly diminished, and they have been taking it out on the superhero community. Corrupt cops can be bought, but most superheroes cannot.
About a week prior to his death, Fade had publicly announced that he intended to devote his full attention to ridding Los Angeles of the last vestiges of the Medina Cartel. And this proclamation apparently put him at the top of the cartel’s hit list.
After his near-death experience during the attack on Mason Tower, Max Mason allegedly set up a secret superhero recruitment drive during San Diego Comic-Con, to recruit a superpowered bodyguard to keep him safe from Fury of Solace’s continued assaults. Fury of Solace learned that Max Mason had an important dinner date with the frontrunner for the superhero bodyguard position, a woman named Sara Ward, and proceeded to crash the party. Ward fled the scene, reportedly taking flight under her own power, and has not been seen since.
During 4th of July week, a man calling himself Uroboros (the proprietor of a conspiracy blog called The Flashlight) hacked the Mason International Twitter account and posted defamatory messages on their behalf, in an effort to draw public attention to the pharmaceutical company’s alleged misdeeds. This is what happened next:
It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of “Fury of Solace,” with 4 weeks of new content starting on Monday, July 30th! For a prologue, click through to the Characters page and follow our characters on Twitter. And enjoy this new teaser of the bad things to come, featuring Damion Poitier (the infamous Man #1 from “Avengers”) and Maxwell Glick (Mr. Collins on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries):