Monday, October 15, 2012
Villains and Blackguards Incorporated #50: New Town
Villains and Blackguards Incorporated (VABI) is an organization found on Earth 32aa which has dedicated itself to protecting the interest of those of differently enabled morality and enhanced humanity. They take care of legal expenses and investments. It has become a very successful organization and is considering spreading to other Earths. In case they do here are some of it's members
We are currently only observing the events in a nearby dimension. Quite honestly we've seen reality bombs before, but nothing that has created something so . . . stable. We are not convinced that this situation will continue, so for now we are watching and keeping careful notes. And then there's Newton.
Doctor Newton was the inventor of that particular reality bomb. He didn't know he was making a bomb, but that just made everything that much more dangerous. We in VABI are dubious of inventors with no clear sense of the creation. On the other hand, if he had known he probably wouldn't have been five feet away when it went off. By, the way the best place to view a reality explosion is from the next universe.
It was a perceptive bomb which meant it mostly had an effect on observers. Thousands of people, including Newton, suddenly just never existed at all. Reality was reordered to take into account a massive lose of cause and effect. Then just as suddenly Newton returned, albeit in a slightly improved form. A godlike form some might say. He basically held together the widening gap of what was and what should be and managed to patch things the best he could.
Many people returned, albeit also changed. Others who "never existed" at all suddenly appeared. It was as you can guess a very chaotic time. Governments were very concerned as were insurance companies after Chicago nearly burned down again. Seeing that his "children" could be a handful he created a sanctuary. New Town is a city at the heart of where his bomb went off. It's 200 miles in diameter tucked in a one mile diameter space as people outside measure it. Besides creating New Town and keeping from falling back into chaos Newton hasn't done much more taking a "hands off" approach. We, however, are suspect of this. We find people like Newton are perpetual meddlers and we suspect that in time he'll want to make changes. It is for that reason we are not just simply "going to town" and collecting resources. It's best to take a true measure of the situation first despite the loss off some easy profits.
Indeed, there is a lot that VABI can redeem from New Town. If nothing else it can be a near epic talent pool. Hopefully in time VABI can harvest from this new field. Until then, we shall be watch Newton and his children with great interest.