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Overview Edit

Alan Desslock
Dess
Zone Mercy Island
Coordinates (-3876.5, 158, -2935)
Level Range 1-50
Introduced by None
Introduces Brick Johnson
Enemy groups V badge ArachnosBadge Arachnos

V badge SnakeBadge Snakes
V badge LongbowBadge Longbow


Alan Desslock is a City of Villains contact located in the Darwin's Landing neighborhood of Mercy Island at coordinates (-3876.5, 158, -2935). Alan Desslock is a Natural origin contact. He gives missions to Villain Epic Archetypes.


Introductions Edit

Initial Contact Edit

So you're the one who is tired of all these 'Destined Ones', eh? Well, maybe we can work together and do something about it.

Prior to Introduction Edit

Beat it before I beat you.

Not High Enough Level Edit

I don't have anything for you right now, but come back when you are Threat Level 30 / 35 / 40 / 50.

The Threat Level is dependant on which storyarc you are on and what level you are.

Too Many Missions Edit

will add later

No More Missions Edit

needs data

Information Edit

Ex-Arachnos Soldier

Alan was once a high ranking Arachnos soldier. On one mission, his superiors ordered him into a suicide scenario, unbeknownst to him and his team. Being a diversion, his superiors did not do anything about his team's safety and they were wiped out, with Desslock being the only survivor. He made his way out of the nightmare and back to the Rogue Isles where he quit Arachnos and now does what he can to subvert their activities, all the while looking to place an operative on the inside.

New Contact(s) Edit

You should introduce yourself to the Fortunata known as Kalinda. Don't be shy, walk right up. I'm sure she'll be interested in your future.

You may want to look up Matthew Burke in Mercy Island. I probably shouldn't even be mentioning him to you; he's not exactly one of Arachnos' best friends. But he knows his way around the Rogue Isles, that's for sure.

Matthew's an odd one, but he can get you started in Mercy Island.

Story Arcs Edit

Need data

The Longbow List (Level 30+) Edit

Souvenir: The Longbow List

You look back upon this list and recall the series of events you recall as:

The Longbow List

It all started when Alan Desslock told you that Longbow was hunting down Destined Ones in the Rogue Isles. After defeating a bunch of Longbow soldiers, one of them finally revealed to you that the operation was being headed up by a member of the Freedom Phalanx, and during a raid on a Longbow staging area, you came across a file pointing you towards a ship in the waters outside of the Rogue Isles.

After piercing together the information, you and a small strike team assaulted the ship only to find Back Alley Brawler running the show. After taking him down and looking over the file secured from the Longbow computer, you can't help but notice that you ae not on the List that Longbow had.


Break into Longbow staging area, steal computer files Edit

The Longbow List
Part Two

Badge bughunter 01 Bug! First mission described in mission text as Part Two - should be Part One. The second mission in the mini-arc is referred to as Part One.

Briefing

I have a suspicion that Longbow are rounding up Destined Ones for their own purposes. One of my contacts within the organization pointed me towards a warehouse they are using as a staging area. Go break in there and access their computers, looking for any information on Destined ones that you can find.

Mission Acceptance

Bring me the files when you have them, so we can piece this together.

Unnecessary Solicitation

I need those files, there is nothing more I can do.

Mission Objective(s)

This is the staging area Desslock told you about.

  • Steal computer files
    • Alter Destined One Mainframe

You've got the files, now get them to Alan Desslock.

Enemies

V badge LongbowBadge Longbow

You copy the files off the hard drive.

Icon clue generic
Computer File
You have found a computer file on Operation: Villain Be Gone. The operation seems to be to round up villains broken out of the Zig by Arachnos. Longbow believes that these villains belong to something called Project: DESTINY. There is a location for a Longbow cargo ship out in the waters near the Rogue Isles.

Debriefing

Ok, these files will give me a better idea of what is going on.


Go defeat 30 Longbow Edit

The Longbow List
Part One

Briefing

I got word that the Freedom Phalanx is rounding up Destined Ones and running some magic mumbo jumbo experiments on them. Of course, we should learn more about these experiments... see if you show up and all that. We can never be too careful. I'd take down some Longbow and learn what you can about this Operation: Villain Be Gone.

Mission Acceptance

Keep taking them out till you find one that talks.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You need to get on this!

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat Longbow until one of them talks
    • Defeat 30 Longbow

You got one of the Longbow to talk!

Enemies

V badge LongbowBadge Longbow

Icon clue generic
Interrogation
You got one of the Longbow agents to give you some information on Operation: Villain Be Gone. It seems a member of the Freedom Phalanx is spearheading the operation here in the Rogue Isles. With the spells and such it must be one of the mystical members, perhaps Numina.

Debriefing

Hmm, I wonder who is heading this operation up? Numina I would suspect, with all the magic involved.


Take out Longbow base of operations and retrieve list Edit

The Longbow List
Part Three

Briefing

Okay, I think I have this figured out. Longbow have a boat off shore that they are organizing the strikes from. Your job is to get out there and take on whoever is running this show. I also want you to grab a hold of whatever list Longbow is using to track down Destined Ones. I'd bring some help along if you can, if they have a Hero, then you might need all the help you can get.

Mission Acceptance

Good luck, and don't be bashful about asking for help with this.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You need to deal with that boat.

Mission Objective(s)

This is the place.

  • Take out Hero. Retrieve List.
    • Access Computer
    • Defeat Hero

You've defeated Back Alley Brawler and accessed the computer.

Enemies

V badge LongbowBadge Longbow

Notable NPCs

You found something

Icon clue generic
Longbow Files
This list seems to be a copy of the original Destined One list that you altered. Your name is not on it, but the file indicates that it was divined by someone in Paragon City, and recently too.

Debriefing

Ah, it looks like Longbow has their own list of Destined Ones. I hadn't even thought of that. I wonder why your name is on the Arachnos List and not on theirs.


Missions Edit

Minion No More! (Level 1+) Edit

Briefing

So, you come to me because you want to pretend you are a Destined One, eh? Want all the perks that go with being one of the few, the proud, the Tools of Lord Recluse?

Well, I can see advantages for myself in helping you out here, so I am willing to do this with you. You are going to owe me a lot of favors for my help, but we can cross that bridge when you are a bit more powerful. For now, you gotta put your name onto the list. You do know there is a list, right? Kalinda, one of Lord Recluse's seers, divined who the actual Destined Ones can be, and made a list. It's electronic so it shouldn't be too hard to insert your name onto it. I even have a virus you can upload that will stick your name onto all the copies on the Arachnos computer network as well.

  • Alter the Destined One list and insert your own name onto it.

Mission Acceptance

It's a simple job, and brings with it the benefit of being one of Lord Recluse's Destined Ones. Pretty good for a day's work, I'd say.

Once you finish, you should start seeing the benefits of your work immediately by seeing Kalinda herself for some Destiny-related jobs.

You have received the computer virus from Alan Desslock.

Icon clue generic
Desslock's Virus
Desslock fashioned a virus to replicate the master Destined One list over any of its copies on other networked computers. After it finishes it will act like a Freedom Corps watchdog program in order to throw the Arachnos techs off the trail of anyone affecting the Destined One lists.

Unnecessary Solicitation

needs data

Mission Objective(s)

Since you are not supposed to be here, you should take care of any witnesses as well.

  • Alter Destined One List
    • Alter Destined One Mainframe

You are now on the Destined One list and are a part of Project: Destiny whether Lord Recluse likes it or not!

You have placed your name on the list and uploaded Desslock's virus.

Icon clue generic
The New List
You have a copy of the new list that you created. It has your name listed among the list of possible 'Destined Ones'. You have taken your first step in your master plan.

Debriefing

Well, you've taken your first step.

You should go and see Kalinda now that you are on the list and start doing what she needs. I should have more for you to do when you are Threat Level 5.

On the off chance you don't want to deal with Arachnos much, I'd go speak with Burke.


Let's Do This (Level 5+)Edit

Briefing

Ah, you're back. And just in time, too!

It turns out there was an operative that entered the Zig to bust out the Destined Ones. This Private Jenkins had a hard copy of the list, something that is obviously unaffected by my virus. It's the original 'without Character' edition too. I know where he is currently dispatched, so you can find him and get that list from him. The list is too long, and he is too stupid to know your name isn't on it, so just getting the list from him will do. He carries it around as some sort of memento of a successful mission, so beating him up should be sufficient in getting them back.

  • Beat up Jenkins and get the list.

Mission Acceptance

He's not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he is a trained Arachnos operative. Use caution.

Unnecessary Solicitation

needs data

Mission Objective(s)

Jenkins must be down here doing a sweep for Snake activity.

  • Defeat Jenkins, Get List
    • Get list from Pvt. Jenkins

You find Private Jenkins' copy of the original Destined One list in his wallet, along with some cash.
You defeated Private Jenkins and got his copy of the list!

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

Well done. That should do it with extraneous copies of that list. You should destroy that before people start to ask questions.

Well, look at that, the insignificant one actually has some potential.


But... But... (Level 35+) Edit

Defeat Burning Daemon, show the world who's boss Edit

But... But...
Part One

Briefing

What you need to be doing right now is getting out there and kicking the butts of the other Destined Ones. There is one I know about, Burning Daemon, who I know is knocking over an office complex right now with some Arachnos troops. Why don't you go there and show Burning Daemon who the Destined One is in this town?

Mission Acceptance

This intel came to me pretty easily so there might be some sort of trap involved.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You need to take down Burning Daemon.

Mission Objective(s)

This doesn't look like a typical job for Burning Daemon to pull... you're suspicious of this whole op.

  • Defeat Burning Daemon
    • Learn what you can
    • Defeat Burning Daemon

You defeated Burning Daemon and uncovered some Arachnos plot!

Primary Enemies

V badge ArachnosBadge Arachnos

Notable NPCs

You found some suspicious orders on this Arachnos patrol.

Icon clue generic
Arachnos Orders
The orders are basically to make things look 'good' to you. Arachnos obviously knew you'd be hunting down Burning Daemon and have something cooking involving you and your Destined One status... but what?

Debriefing

The orders said what? Oh man, they are playing us BOTH. I've been suspicious about that new Destined One list ever since you got a hold of it. I have a plan on what we should do next...

Steal Kalinda's Files on Operation: DESTINY Edit

But... But...
Part Two

Briefing

Oh boy, you are not going to believe this... I have some intel that says you may not be a Destined One after all. I don't know how this could be, after Kalinda re-divined the list and all, so I suggest we find out. Kalinda is the key, so I suggest you steal information from her files to find out what is really going on.

Mission Acceptance

Get that info.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You really need to get that info, for both our sakes.

Mission Objective(s)

This is Kalinda's base of operations. Her computer should be around here somewhere.

  • Steal Files from Kalinda
    • Locate Files

You located the files!

Primary Enemies

V badge ArachnosBadge Arachnos

You found the files on Operation: DESTINY.

Icon clue generic
Kalindas Files
You have learned that Lord Recluse has been playing you for a fool. He wanted to see exactly how far you were willing to take this Destined One facade, and if you were willing to go through with the endgame for it. One thing that is suspiciously missing is exactly what the Destined One is supposed to DO.

Debriefing

That son of a... Arg! This makes me so mad. I know what Recluse is capable of, but I never expected something like this. I wonder what this Destiny is that he's being so coy about?

Pretender to the Throne (Level 40+)Edit

Briefing

Ok, Character, it's time to get down to business. There is one person we know of who know what this Destiny is, and that is Kalinda. She doesn't have anything specific in her files that I can find, but an enterprising person like yourself should be able to persuade her to give up her secrets with a few well timed interrogation techniques.

Good luck, the info on what Operation: DESTINY is all about is some of the best kept secrets in Arachnos.

Mission Objective(s)

Ghost Widow's tower is where all the Fortunatas live.

  • Defeat Kalinda for Information
    • Defeat Kalinda for Information

You got the truth out of Kalinda!

Primary Enemies

V badge ArachnosBadge Arachnos

Notable NPCs

Icon clue generic
Kalinda's Confession
Before being defeated, Kalinda confessed that Lord Recluse put your name on the list personally. He knew what you were up to and was trying to see how far you'd take things before eliminating you.

Debriefing

Oh that bi-... I know she was only doing Recluses' bidding, but still. If you haven't already gotten one of his lieutenants to Patron you, you should do so. We should keep this up as long as possible, don't you think?

Destiny For Sale, Cheap (Level 50)Edit

Go hear what Kalinda has to say to you.Edit

Briefing

Kalinda wants to have a word with you. She talked to me earlier about you specifically. She said if you ever showed up here to go and see her and hear what she had to say.

Mission Acceptance

I don't know. She actually sounded a little afraid of you when she was talking to me.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Mission Objective(s)

  • Hear what Kalinda has to say

Briefing

So, Character, we meet in a more civil capacity. I must say I am very impressed with you. You have done what many of us believed to be impossible.

When I first divined the list of Destined Ones your name was not on it. When I was forced to re-divine the list... that was your doing, wasn't it? When I re-divined the list, your name was still not on it, but Lord Recluse had me put it on it anyway.

Perhaps that was the catalyst? More likely your sheer force of WILL was the catalyst. Whatever the cause, you have actually became THE Destined One. You put my future-telling talents at question. You put the power of the Eye of Chronos in question. You made all of the Seers in Lord Recluse's stable look like fools.

And for that... I bow to you, Destined One.

You will be happy to know that all signs and portents to the true identity of the Destined One now point to you.

Now go back to Mr. Desslock. I believe he has a task that one of your status should find... entertaining.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Return to Alan Desslock

Defeat StatesmanEdit

Briefing

I helped you all this way, but in the back of my head I had a nagging feeling that everything was going to come crashing down around us. Looks like I was wrong, Destined One.

Tell you what. Now that you're on top of the world why don't you go make a name for yourself. I got a line on where the great and powerful Statesman is going to be, sans Freedom Phalanx. Why don't you take this opportunity to take a shot at the title?

Mission Objective(s)

Statesman is giving a speech today in Atlas Plaza. Perfect time to strike.

  • Defeat Statesman
    • Defeat Statesman

You have defeated Statesman.

Globalchat The criminal mastermind known as Dr. Brainstorm has somehow altered the fabric of the universe and allowed the archetypes of the Rogue Isles access to powers that they did not have previously.

By using the Hypothetical Frameworks used by inventors the world over, he laid the foundation of his master plan.

We believe that even Dr. Brainstorm could not foresee the full effects of this, as many of the heroic archetypes have found similar new sources of power.

Surely this is to maintain some sort of cosmic balance, but to be sure Positron as well as the city's top scientists are looking into the situation.

Debriefing

Well you did it. You probably didn't even need my help, all I did was make things a bit easier for you. I hope you remember me now that you've made it to the big leagues. If you ever want some help in tearing down the facade that is Arachnos, perhaps we can work together in the future?

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