The Outsiders form as a group of metas wilfully taking charge to protect New York City against threats of a higher nature, much as the Justice League has taken charge of protecting the Earth.
While they are working their best to stay within the confines of the law, their primary concern is the protection of the many inhabitants of New York City and the world at large. While they're not aiming to put down criminals (flatline), they're applying the necessary force it takes to stop any such individual posing a threat to the greater good of the community, or those people trying to make an honest living.
Formed following a long day of several threats around the city, it was decided that they should form as a team to protect the city. Each member, thus far and like many denizens of New York, come from beyond the city itself. Most were simply responding to crisis that had arisen there and felt the need to organize to maintain the protection they were providing already. Being outsiders, it became a natural fit for a name for this group of individuals.
In September of 2014, members Black Lightning, Captain Atom and Kyani meet to face a potential threat from Pluto, the Greek God of Death. Facing his earthly emissary, Griffin, Captain Atom enters a deadly badly as Pluto and technology combine to bolster the metahuman who's body naturally reacts and strengthens to face encounters. Pushed beyond his limits, Griffin finally succumbs as Kyani draws the magically energized cloud away and Black Lightning disables the device supplying Griffin with enhanced energies. They three decide that they should form as a team so that New York has an organized team of metahumans to protect her. They settle on the name Outsiders.
Earlier that day, Captain Atom had encounter Doctor Mid-Nite while responding to a high tech break in. Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold and Captain Boomerang were working together as a super villain team because of growing sitings of heroes. Working together, they overcame this odd trio and later after the idea of the team is bounced around, Captain Atom asks Doctor Mid-Nite to join with their new cause.
Following leads on Pluto, Black Lightning finds Topaz to see if Pluto might pose any more of a threat and to help with the mystical side of this changing world. She agrees to help. Meanwhile Captain Atom uses some government resources and has found a base of operations for the group. The team slowly begins to assemble.
Setting up the base, thanks to Captain Atom's government connections and with the assistance of Doctor Mid-Nites tech savvy-ness, they start patrolling the city, helping when they can, increasing their public appearance.
A week following the events that brought them together brings a disaster filled day to NYC. As the Outsiders respond to various disasters, they discover a plot by some meta-villains to help Major Disaster's sister. Disaster feels she didn't receive adequate treatment while at a correctional facility treatment center, they demand money while they move to free her at the same time. They are thwarted by the Outsiders.
Talks between founding members Captain Atom, Black Lightning and Kyani lead to the idea of possible recruiting more individuals to help with the situation. Namely after the multiple disasters and needing more bodies to help respond. Since then offers have been made to various individuals to consider an interest in the team.
More from Pluto, Doctor Mid-Nite and Black Lightning went to a cemetery in lower Manhattan and uncovered a plot by the Secret Empire to help the god return from exile. They stopped this secretive cult with the help of Topaz, Black Lightning extended an offer to her to join the group - she indicated they continue working to stop Pluto and she might join later.
Villains escape from Prison, namely a group put behind bars by Outsiders and its members.
Having met Lillian Crawley previously while following leads on the 100, Black Lighting arranges for her to come by to see what they're about as she expressed some interest in joining with this new team. On a night when Black Lightning and Nitro were about to head out to the prison to investigate the recent villains' escape, she arrived to make good on that visit. She maybe be joining the team.
Another day of mayhem, three bombs go off in the boroughs; Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx are all hit, banks are bombed separately but at the same time. This is a cover for Cheshire and Dwarfstar to steal the Staff of One. It is unknown yet if this could be related to the Secret Empire or Pluto, or something else, they do not know why, or who for, the stealing was done. The staff is returned to the Museum.
A few Outsiders went to public address by the Ambassador of Genosha. Because of protests and rallies of support for metahumans. A good thing as anti-meta activists launched an attack. While the Ambassador was capable of handling the situation, Black Lightning and Lillian Crawley both helped. Following this, Black Lightning and Captain Atom spoke with the Scarlet Witch about working together with the Embassy, this has lead to the Scarlet Witch agreeing to work with the Outsiders.
Following a few new meetings of other potential members, Kyani follows leads on the escaped convicts lead by Gorilla Grodd, making friends with Major Disaster's sister who is going through cancer treatment while a ward of the state. Black Lightning and Topaz continue research and leads on Pluto and the Secret Empire but the trail starts to grow cold, until one day an entire suite of medical research is teleported away from the corporate building where it resided. Now, not only do they have some leads to go on, Topaz has a belonging of someone taken to search mystical for the location of the missing building.
(2014-12-12) Pack Hunt
Pack Hunt Summary: Black Lightning stumbles on werewolves, seemingly hunting Moon Knight Date:...
(2014-11-13) Demon Be Gone!
Demon Be Gone Summary: Finding a way to earth, a demon is banished by Topaz with the help of...
(2014-10-21) Where Do Buildings Go
Where Do Buildings Go When No One is Watching Them? Summary: Black Lightning and Topaz hear...
(2014-10-11) Hello Kitty on Patrol
Hello Kitty on Patrol Summary: Cascade and Black Lightning chance upon each other Date:...
(2014-10-10) Electrical Fires and New Friendships
Log Title Summary: Captain Atom encounters Xandra (Xavin) and they discuss his/her situation and...
(2014-10-10) A New Angle
A New Angle Summary: Nitro and Black Lightning follow a lead on the escaped meta...
(2014-10-09) As Clear as Night and Day
As Clear as Night and Day Summary: Domino chances upon Black Lightning, receives a special...
(2014-10-03) The Demon League and Training
The Demon League and Training Summary: Black Lightning asks Lillian to go undercover with this...
(2014-09-30) No One Mentioned Physicals
No One Mentioned Physicals Summary: Black Lightning and Doctor Mid-Nite go over the technology...
(2014-09-29) Technology is Toast
Technology is Toast Summary: Topaz and Black Lightning track down info on the satellite from...
(2014-09-27) Catching Up
Catching Up Summary: Nitro and Black Lightning catch up a little while at Outsiders base, Wanda...
(2014-09-26) Magneto Was Right!
Magneto Was Right! Summary: Not really - but a public address by the Ambassador of Genosha turns...
(2014-09-25) Day at the Museum
Day at the Museum Summary: Topaz, Black Lightning and Captain Atom foil Cheshire and Dwarfstar...
(2014-09-19) League of United Villains
League of United Villains Summary: Gorilla Grodd, Evil Star, Evo, and other criminals escape...
(2014-09-18) Hostage Crisis
Hostage Crisis Summary: Bank robber gone wrong turns to hostage crisis, Black Lightning and...
(2014-09-15) One Upon a Midnite
Once Upon a Midnite Summary: Topaz, Doctor Mid-Nite, and Black Lightning converge on a secret...
(2014-09-14) Lil and Lightning
Lil and Lightning Summary: Diamond Lil meets Black Lightning, stopping some of the 100 from...
(2014-09-13) Sometimes, Lightning Strikes Twice
Sometimes, Lightning Strikes Twice Summary: Static and Black Lightning meet each other while...
(2014-09-12) Day of Disasters
Day of Disasters Summary: A few minor disasters hit New York City all at the same time, the...
(2014-09-10) Going Forward
Going Forward Summary: Black Lightning, Kyani and Captain Atom discuss the team a little from...
(2014-09-09) Midnight Dark
Midnight Dark Summary: The Punisher does what he does best, Black Lightning happens to be...
(2014-09-08) The New Digs
The New Digs Summary: Black Lightning meets with Kyani to look at the new place Date:...
(2014-09-08) Opening Doors
Opening Doors Summary: Black Lightning follows leads on the case of Pluto, meets up with Topaz ...
(2014-09-06) Mid-Nite Joins Outsiders
Mid-Nite Joins Outsiders Summary: Dr Mid-Nite is approached by Captain Atom and invited to join...
(2014-09-05) The Outsiders
The Champs of NYC Summary: Doc Mid-Nite and Captain Atom round up Villains, Gorilla Grodd,...
These are villains that the outsiders have faced:
Name: Sylbert Rundine
Name: Jade Nguyen
Name: Mark Mardon
Name: Angelo Bend
Name: Paul Booker
Name: Captain Cold
Name: Captain Boomerang
Name: Gorilla Grodd
The location chosen is a multiple storied building in Brooklyn attached too The Jazz Club.
While outside it fits the area of Brooklyn, inside it is rather posh and outright high tech.
This facilities include a regular gym, living areas, control room, hanger and a training room designed for metas.
News about or related to the Outsiders:
A fire on December 2nd raged in a residential tower in the vicinity of Gramercy Park. What seemingly started by a delivery truck, making its way towards one of the bridges, ended up as a case of arsony. The fire ran up the residential units, spurned by the arsons working from inside the fire, of the old building. It damaged most of the units on those floors. Curiously enough for as bad as this fire was, officials seemed more surprised to report there were no casualities sustained during the fire.
Early in the fire, Outsiders Black Lightning and Topaz showed up, doing something to help the spread of the fire. This reported after Topaz chanted and drew shapes in the air with a hand. Afterwhich, both flew into the building. Several men in fire proof suits were turned over to the authorities as the culprits, using their suits as flamethrowers.
Sightings of a black cloud at a construction site in Forest Hills, Queens, surfaced today. Mostly radio call in followed by some cell phone images of the black mass covering most of a construction site, steel girders only several stories high for perspective. The Bugle reports the culprit as an assocaite of Spider Man, warns readers to be weary of household spiders that Spider Man man have influence over. No injuries where had, but Outsiders did go to the scene, dealing with what may have been a demon though this is unconfirmed by official sources.
An entire medical suite was heisted from a commercial building in the Financial District today. Near the top floor, the cuplrit most likely had enough knowledge of structural engineering to get what the rooms they wanted without jeopardizing the entire building. Likely culprits include Spider Man or Gorilla Grodd, citizens should be on the lookout for either of these beastly candidates and report suspicious activity to the authorities, or the Bugle - awards from the Bugle commencerate on the details. Topaz and Black Lightning arrive early on the scene.
10-14-14 - Oktoberfest, well under way since mid September for some locations, was marred slightly yesterday during a scheduled magic performance. What started out as routine stage magic show turned odd when the man seemed to use some form of hypnosis on the audience, getting them to donate valuables (jewelry, rings, etc.) for his performance. If not for the intervention of Detective Sara Pezzini, there is no telling what may have happened. Able to hypnotize other officers at the festivities, the detective was somehow unaffected during the performance of a man calling himself Abra Kadabra; even Black Lightning of the Outsiders seems to have fallen under the spell even while the detective did mention his interferrence and arrival distracted the man enough for her to move on the target. The man was apprehended and all valuables were returned to their respectful owners by officers on the scene.
An odd finding by the police, several gang related individuals and vehicles with some unregistered weapons and lots of drugs were found. The gang members shot up, wounded, or incapacitated on the scene, no evidence to who did this. Being that it happened in the middle of the night, few witnesses can be found. The only curious rumor is that of a lightning strike right before the scene erupted into a battle that left no gang members free to leave. Police have all members from the scene in custody.
OOC: Black Lightning
A public address by the Genoshan Ambassador turned sour when activists raised a serious threat, making a scene with powered exoskeletons, they were defeated by the Ambassodor with the help of Black Lightning and fellow, unidentified, Outsider (Diamond Lil). Minor injuries were suffered by bystanders in the crowd before the Scarlet Witch and other heroes could stop the activits. The Outsiders were then seen enterint the Embassy, afterwhich, the Ambassador was scene flying away with Captain Atom and Black Lightning.
Today in the Bugle, two separate articles.
One detailing three bank bombings that happened consecutively in the boroughs. In Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, three banks were bombed at precisely the same time, several people injured and in critical condition but no deaths. Several Outsiders came to help search while responders helped injured and combated fires.
At the Museum of Natural History, a precious artifact was briefly taken from the vaults. A bomb used to open it, the heist was preplanned such that the bomb was the first indication there were intruders. Topaz alongside Black Lightning of the Outsiders defeated Cheshire and Dwarfstar as they fled. They were picked up by authorities on a nearby rooftop.
09-19-14 - The Bugle's front page shows an image of Spiderman, exclaiming villains have escaped from a local prison designed to hold super criminals. The article never indicates Spiderman as one of those in the prison. It does describe that last night, near midnight, a group of Villains escaped. Amongst the group was Gorilla Grodd, Star Man, Evo, Weather Wizard, Griffin, Major Disaster, The Top, The Glider, Captain Cold, and Captain Boomerang. Many of them recently scent to jail from the new group in town that is being called the Outsiders. Much like before, no one from the Outsiders was available for questions on this topic. Inquiries are going to Captain Atom who seems to be a face for this group and a member of the USAF.
09/18/14 - A hostage crisis in Tribeca came about after bank robbers were alerted quickly to the authorities. Black Lightning, of some group calling themselves Outsiders, arrived on the scene to help deal with the situation. A second hero was witnessed inside by the hostages, some sort of metal being or liquid that took out two of the gunmen. Black Lightning or these Outsiders weren't not available for questions after authorities learned of the other hero.
09/15/2014 - A few cameras and some street lights near and around the First Shearith Israel Graveyard in Lower Manhattan were out for a brief period on Sept. 15th. Reports of odd activity and strange lights have emerged but nothing concrete on what has happened. The only official report coming out of this is that there was minor damage to a sarcophagus in the cemetery and some of the nearby electrical lines were cut and attached to the fence.
09-05-2014 Rumor mills around the internet suggest a conspiracy theory that death was staved for an hour in Manhattan on Friday, September 5th. No official confirmation that no one died or not in this hour, rumors suggested people wounded in a couple incidents that should have been dead on the scene that didn’t die until after the hour was up. Coupled with strange smartphone footage of several odd dark clouds over the city, conspiracy theorists alight with a governmental cover up of some new technology that grants immortality to odd mystical signs of end of the world theories. Nothing has been proven either way and it remains, a conspiracy theory. Though, anyone with enough resources (to research all deaths – in a city that has over 100 on any given day) can discover that an entire hour passed in Manhattan with no deaths and there were a few cases in which people should of died but did not.
Plots to Date:
Note, Logs from the specific plot pages do not work on included pages - but links to each plot is provided at the bottom of each plot for the curious of mind.
Centuries ago, Pluto was banished and disallowed the collection of souls from Earth, he is plotting to return - to at least collect souls. His sights are set on New York City and the ~19 millions souls living there, or the ~100 that die on any given day in the large metropolitan area.
What Has Happened
Pluto is working in conjunction with a secret organization known as the Secret Empire. Their relationship is not mutual exclusive but rather aligned goals has made the Empire a good entity in the realm of mortals for Pluto to enact his plots through as he trains to regain a foothold in the realm of Mortals, starting with New York.
Defeated by Captain Atom, Black Lightning and Nitro when fist using Griffin as his Herald, the outsiders had hoped this was done. However, Doctor Mid-Nite and Black Lighting found some cultists (Secret Empire) trying to open a portal in a graveyard, luckily Topaz showed up to help stop them.
Currently, they have taking technology from the first encounter and traced it to a factory, where Topaz and Black Lightning have gone to see what is done there. This technology is combined with specific magics and the two are combined to greater effect, one instance was opening the first portal when they fought Griffin. The other was enhancing the cultists magic to break the ward and seals on the portal in the graveyard.
With a potential lead in some members of the Secret Empire, the trail is starting to dry up on Pluto and his earthly followers until a section of building goes missing in the Financial district. Fate seems to interdict, proprietary access to a mystical shop known as Violet Moon falls haphazardly into the hands of Topaz, being a major convergence point of ley lines in the Manhattan area, she can strength wards and be more aware of mystical transpiring in the region.
Logs for this plot should be tagged with 'soulh' to properly display here.
Gorilla Grodd organizes a prison break and suggest villains work in a team like context similar to the way some heroes are starting to do.
These Villain are known or presumed to be associated with Gorilla Grodd and his villains team (to add an NPC to this list, go to their NPC page and add the 'lov' tag):