Mission:The Shining Stars - With Friends Like These: If You Don't Mind
If You Don't Mind
While you and Grym were off in the cooker, Proton clued me in on some strange readings he found. He was going on about disruptions in space-time and whatnot, but the gist of it is that the same guys that showed up in Galaxy are popping in around the city.
Proton asked me to check out a nearby warehouse where he's been getting those readings, but I... well. I've got my own leads to work on. Anyway, I thought maybe you could check it out, see what's up. We need to find out why the, um...
Twinshot pauses uncomfortably for a moment.
...I guess you already know that those things were Praetorian, right?
- Yes, I'm aware.
That's what I thought. Well, I'm damn sure they don't have a good reason for being here, and we need to know what they're after. I have a hunch or two, but any info you find could give us the inside edge, you know? Let me know what you find when you get back. I'm, ah...
Twinshot chokes up for a second. After a few moments, she recovers.
I'm really counting on you, kiddo.
Look, kiddo, I'm fine. Please, just go check that warehouse. We need all the info we can get, you know?
You can hear the whirrs of the Praetorian Clockwork, but that's not all. Someone else is here!
- Investigate the Clockwork Presence!
- Rescue No Mind
- Talk to the hero you rescued
- 3 pieces of evidence to uncover
You have fended off the Praetorian Clockwork and saved the life of No Mind!
No Mind (Paragon Heroes No Mind)
My thanks again for fighting off those... er...
- Let's just call them Clockwork.
Ah. Well, I have fought Clockwork before, but not like these. Alone, my fists cannot damage their armor plating, and I am helpless.
But then, I am no longer alone.
- Uh, what do you mean?
Your powers are obviously strong enough to defeat these... Clockwork. While I could not do such a thing by myself, I can certainly support you.
With your guidance, I could learn to strike their plating more effectively, and these unusual machines will learn to fear me. However, this can only be possible if I accompany you in your fight.
- Wait, hold on. You're saying...
Yes,. If you do not mind, I would like to be your sidekick.
|Sidekicking and Exemplaring|
|When teaming up with other players of different levels, players can become Sidekicks or Exemplars so that they can fight at similar combat levels.
Sidekicking happens when a low-level player joins a high-level player's team. The low-level player becomes the team leader's Sidekick, and their combat level increases to the team leader's level minus one.
Exemplaring happens when a high-level player joins a low-level player's team. Essentially the opposite of sidekicking, the high-level player (or Exemplar) has their combat level brought down to the team leader's level. Also, if the difference in levels is large enough, the Exemplar may temporarily lose access to some of their high-level powers.
Sidekicking and Exemplaring can allow players of different levels to play together as near-equals. But remember, after the team is disbanded, everyone's level returns to normal. Make sure you're in a safe place before you leave your team!
|High Frequency Signal Transmitter|
|The tag on the underside of the High Frequency Signal Transmitter clearly indicated that it was purchased at the Cooke's Electronics store in Steel Canyon. This may warrant further investigation.|
|Box of Old-Fashioned Costume Parts|
|This box contained various costume pieces that look to be from bygone eras. The only people you could imagine wearing items like these would be, well, heroes like you.|
|After rummaging through the trash you found a number of receipts for esoteric, high-tech electronic gadgets, all of them referring to someone named Detective Martins as the purchaser.|
No Mind, huh? Never heard of him, but it sounds like you did right by him. It's good to see you've got some leadership skills, kiddo. I can't guarantee I'll be around forever, so I... well, let's just say it's good to see you taking charge when you need to. Anyway, what did you find?
You explain to Twinshot what you've found.
Hmm... well, it's not much, but it's something. I think this calls for a good old-fashioned investigation!