While Fury of Solace was busy trying to track down Max Mason at Comic-Con, a new player emerged on the scene: the administrator of a conspiracy blog called The Flashlight, who answers only to Uroboros. Uroboros, it appears, has something of a love/hate relationship with Fury of Solace: the blogger wants to see Max Mason brought to justice for his crimes as much as Solace does, but Uroboros does not agree that bloodshed is the answer.
To that end, Uroboros donned a mask of his own, with an eye towards infiltrating Mason International’s supposed superhero recruitment program, and documented his findings through a handful of videos posted on the Flashlight.
Uroboros donned a concealed camera and tried to coax the truth out of a Mason International employee. But apparently accosting the poor woman put Uroboros on someone’s radar, because shortly thereafter, the conspiracy blogger was approached by a minion who was presumably also in Max Mason’s employ. Uroboros managed to gather some compelling footage before his concealed camera was discovered, forcing him to flee. He also collected his first piece of hard evidence against Mason International: a superhero recruitment card, sporting the pharmaceutical company’s familiar logo.
After his harrowing escape from the Mason thug, it appeared that Uroboros had obtained solid proof of Mason International’s true designs in San Diego that weekend.
But, like most of his paranoid theories, this latest, too, fell on deaf ears.
Not long after Fury of Solace’s assassination attempt on Max Mason, Mason International announced that they would have a booth at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. Mason International was ostensibly in town for a Healthcare Summit that same weekend, but Fury of Solace pursued the pharmaceutical company to San Diego, where he posted a video voicing his suspicions about Mason’s true purpose at Comic-Con: rumor had it Mason International was recruiting superhero bodyguards. (Click below image for video)
And as it turned out, Fury of Solace wasn’t the only concerned citizen looking into Mason’s presence in San Diego that weekend. A conspiracy blog called “The Flashlight” had recently alleged a link between Mason International and a Los Angeles-wide criminal conspiracy, and devotees of the site attended Comic-Con in droves, intent on bringing the pharmaceutical company’s machinations to light. One such “Flashlight” enthusiast provided Fury of Solace with a key piece of intel: On Saturday night, Max Mason himself was scheduled to have dinner with a woman named Sara Ward, the frontrunner in his superhero recruitment drive, at a seafood restaurant across from the convention center.
Just after 7 p.m. that night, a purple-clad blond woman (presumably this Sara Ward) was spotted dining on the patio of said restaurant. But before her dinner date arrived, the mysterious woman was accosted by Fury of Solace, in front of an exodus of Comic-Con attendees. After a brief argument, the woman fled, Solace hot on her heels. Thanks to camera-phone clips posted on YouTube by a handful of witnesses, Los Angeles News Broadcaster Starla Carter was able to reconstruct the chase that ensued through the streets of San Diego.
The chase culminated with this Sara Ward disappearing seemingly into thin air. Perhaps literally, as some witnesses will attest: word has it that Ward flew away from her pursuer under her own power. Ward has not been seen since.
Click here for a detailed account of the events that led up to this fateful encounter.
One year later, the proprietor of “The Flashlight” returned to Comic-Con in an attempt to pick up the missing Ward’s trail. This is what he found.
Back in January, the supervillain known as Fury of Solace declared war on Max Mason, President and CEO of pharmaceutical giant Mason International. On July 6th, Solace kidnapped Max Mason, and posted a video online detailing his plans, hidden behind a password: