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Overview Edit

Barry Gosford
Contact Barry Gosford 01
Zone Talos Island
Coordinates (-800, 160, 7450)
Level Range 20-24
Enemy groups Badge villain skyraiders Sky Raiders


Barry Gosford is a City of Heroes contact located in the New Troy neighborhood of Talos Island at coordinates (-800, 160, 7450). Barry Gosford is a Natural origin contact. His level range is 20-24.


Introductions Edit

Contact Introduced By Edit

New Contact(s) Edit

Information Edit

Police Lieutenant

Lt. Barry Gosford works for the Paragon City Police Department, running a detail that specializes in emerging threats. These are criminal organizations or social trends that the officers feel have the potential to become highly dangerous unless checked at an early stage. Identifying and fighting these groups is a daunting task, but the detail has had one notable success: the total elimination of the Dragon Aces, a super-powered gang that was growing in strength until a year ago, when Lt. Gosford's special unit was first founded. While Gosford and his men do take credit for bringing down the Dragon Aces, they also admit that they had a little help from another rising threat: the Tsoo. These days the Sky Raiders are a major concern for Gosford and his group, although they have recently opened a major investigation into the Council as well.

Initial Contact Edit

Detective Freitag

Store Edit

Badge Mission Edit

Story Arc Edit

Souvenir Edit

Captain Indomitable's Uni-Bands

You've kept Captain Indomitable's Uni-Bands, the wrist cuffs that focused his power into energy blasts. They're a reminder that sometimes the price of justice is too high. Captain Indomitable lost his life on the trail of:

The Sky Raider Secret

It began with a Sky Raider plot to eliminate three men who were meeting secretly in a Paragon City office. You stopped the assault, but were able to learn very little from the secretive gentlemen you saved. Your contact investigated, and learned that one of the men was General Toliver Jackson, former commander of Vigilance, a team of soldiers trained to fight super-powered threats. You were sent to talk to Andrea Mitchell, a former member of the team. She told you that the other two men you rescued were also involved in Vigilance. They were former Deputy Secretary of Defense Eli Hunt and Wayne Evans, AKA Captain Indomitable.

Your contact then learned that Eli Hunt was making a visit to a nearby lab. Concerned that the Sky Raiders might still be on the hunt, you followed Eli, and arrived in time to save him from the Sky Raiders' attack forces. He told you that Captain Indomitable had gone to check out some shipping irregularities at a nearby warehouse. You followed Captain Indomitable, but you were too late to save him from the Sky Raiders. On his body you found a shipping manifest, which indicated that some supplies intended for Vigilance had been diverted to another group.

You had a dead hero, a lot of questions, and the name of the man who diverted the supplies: Irving Katcher. Desperate for some answers, you showed up at Katcher's office in time to stop a team of Sky Raider assassins. And there you learned the entire, ugly story. Katcher told you that he had been tricked into diverting the supplies by a Colonel Duray. Duray disappeared along with the supplies and his men, and Katcher was left holding the bag. Your contact could only conclude that Duray and his men had become the Sky Raiders.

Stop the Sky Raiders' attack Edit

Briefing

I learned something rather disturbing from one of my contacts in Talos Island. It seems the Sky Raiders are planning an attack on a secret conference in an office building over there. It's all very hush-hush; I can't even find out who the attendees are. But I'm sure they don't deserve to be assassinated! Will you stop the Sky Raiders' attack?

See if you can find out anything about the meeting while you're there.

Mission Objective(s)

The lobby is silent, except for the coffee machine humming in the corner.

  • Defeat commander, his entourage
    • 3 men to rescue

You have defeated the Sky Raiders and rescued the hostages.

Icon clue generic
Mysterious conversation
One of the men you rescued told you:

'I thank you for saving my life, but I'm afraid there's not much I can tell you. Our identities are a matter of national security, and so is our business in Paragon City. I only wish I knew how the Sky Raiders ferreted us out. I'll have my people look into it. In the meantime, I thank you and bid you farewell.'

Enemies

Badge villain skyraiders Sky Raiders

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

I wonder who this mysterious trio was? You might think they'd give us a hint, since you saved their lives from the Sky Raiders.

Talk to Andrea Mitchell about the general Edit

Briefing

I've identified one of the men you rescued from the Sky Raiders. He's General Toliver Johnson. He used to be in charge of the Joint Command Special Threat Response Battalion, a special team of soldiers trained to fight super-powered threats. The battalion doesn't exist anymore, but I know a woman who used to be part of it. You should go talk to Andrea Mitchell about the general. While your at it, take her these three photos of the other men.

The Sky Raiders might be on to you, so watch your back.

Icon clue generic
Photographs
These photographs show the three men you rescued from the Sky Raiders.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Talk to Andrea Mitchell

Debriefing

So you guys are digging around in the history of Vigilance? That's what we used to call the Joint Command Special Threat Response Battalion. Much easier to remember! Most of the unit was killed during the Rikti War; I was wounded shortly thereafter and left, but at least I can ID the guys in those pictures. One is former Deputy Secretary of Defense Eli Hunt; the other is a former hero named Wayne Evans, AKA Captain Indomitable. Indom was our adviser on super-powered threats. Secretary Hunt was the man who got the unit approved in the first place. And you already know who General Johnson is. What they're doing together, I can't say.

Debriefing

So we know that those men you rescued from the Sky Raiders used to be involved with that military unit Vigilance. What we don't know is what they're doing in Paragon City. Now that I've got some names, we can do some more digging.

Protect Eli Hunt from the Sky Raiders Edit

Briefing

I have a lead on the whereabouts of Eli Hunt, one of the men you rescued from the Sky Raiders. One of my contacts told me Hunt's making a visit to a research lab here in Paragon City. If the Sky Raiders know about it, they might hit him there. I want you to protect Eli Hunt from the Sky Raiders. While you're at it, see if there's any more info you can dig up.

Be ready, though. If Eli knows something, you may not have much time to act on it after you rescue him. Maybe an hour or less, depending on how fast the Sky Raiders move once Hunt is rescued.

If you save his life again, Mr. Hunt might be more willing to trust us.

Mission Objective(s)

You look around and whistle. The equipment in one room of this state-of-the-art facility is worth more than the contents of your entire home.

  • Defeat commander, his entourage
    • Rescue Eli Hunt

You defeated the Sky Raiders and rescued Eli Hunt.

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Eli Hunt conversation
When you rescued Eli Hunt for the second time, he said:

'You again? It seems your sources are almost as good as the Sky Raiders'. I can't tell you what we're in the middle of, at least, not yet. But I sure could use your help. When I came to the lab to have some technology analyzed, I sent my colleague, Wayne Evans, to investigate some shipping irregularities at a local warehouse. He's not answering his phone. If the Sky Raiders found me, they can probably find him. Can yo go to the warehouse and make sure he's all right? Wayne's a former hero, like yourself. I just hope he hasn't lost all his old moves.'

Enemies

Badge villain skyraiders Sky Raiders

Notable NPCs

Mission Objective(s)

Everywhere you look, bombs are strapped to the walls. If you don't get Evans out of here quickly, there won't be much left to find.

  • Investigate warehouse - 60 minutes timed
    • 6 bombs remaining, Find Wayne Evans

You disarmed the bombs and found the body of Wayne Evans.

Icon clue generic
Shipping file
You found this large file of shipping manifests on the body of Wayne Evans.
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Shipping records
These records describe a shipment of military supplies that was originally intended for Vigilance. The shipment was diverted by Irving Katcher, an officer in the Department of Homeland Security.

Enemies

Badge villain skyraiders Sky Raiders

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

That's a real shame about Wayne's death. I really admired him when he was Captain Indomitable. I sure hope this file you recovered was worth his life.

Let's see here. These are shipping records dating back to just after the Rikti War. Apparently the warehouse Wayne was investigating was supposed to send some supplies to the new headquarters of that military unit, Vigilance. But the stuff never showed up.

It says here the shipment was diverted on orders of the Department of Homeland Security. The guy who signed the order, Irving Katcher, is in the private sector now. Maybe he knows what happened to that old shipment.

Check out Katcher's office Edit

Briefing

Why don't you go check out Katcher's office? We need to learn more about those military supplies he diverted from the Vigilance unit. It looks like the Sky Raiders killed Wayne Evans to keep him from finding out what happened to those supplies. I'd like his death to mean something.

Be on the lookout for Sky Raiders.

Mission Objective(s)

The silence is broken by a sudden, strangled shout. Something bad is going on here.

  • Defeat commander, his entourage
    • Find Irving Katcher

You have defeated the Sky Raiders and rescued Irving Katcher.

Icon clue generic
Katcher conversation
When you rescued Irving Katcher, he said:

'All this is about that old shipment for Vigilance? I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I lost my job over it. You see, the unit commander, a guy named Colonel Duray, asked me to change the shipping orders. He had papers from the Pentagon approving the change, but they turned out to be forged. I cut through some red tape for the colonel as a favor, only to find out he was playing me. He, his men, and the equipment just disappeared. No one ever figured out where they went.'

Enemies

Badge villain skyraiders Sky Raiders

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

Have you figured it out yet? The disappearing soldiers, the stolen equipment? Col. Duray and his men have become the Sky Raiders! No wonder the army was being so secretive. A rogue military unit? It doesn't get much more embarrassing than that. Maybe someday we'll find some proof for my wild speculations; until then, I'm pretty confident in my conclusions.

Missions Edit

Stop the Sky Raiders before they can make off with Balsim's designs Edit

Briefing

Have you heard of the mercenaries who call themselves the Sky Raiders? According to my sources, they're planning to raid the labs of Balsim Technologies. The Sky Raiders are always on the lookout for new weapons technology, and Balsim's highly publicized Cryonite Armor is certainly an appealing target. I'd like you to stop them before they can make off with Balsim's designs. You only have 75 minutes to repel the Sky Raiders.

If you can lock down Balsim's computer network, you should be able to stop the Sky Raiders from accessing the designs for the Cryonite Armor.

Mission Objective(s)

The security system shrieks a futile warning.

  • Defeat all Sky Raiders in lab - 1:15 timed
    • Lock down network

You stopped the Sky Raiders from stealing the designs for the Cryonite Armor.

Notable NPCs

  • Jump Bot Incinerator (Boss)

Badge villain skyraiders Sky Raiders

Note: In spite of the mission object to defeat all Sky Raiders in the lab, it is only necessary to lock down the network by activating two nodes. It is not necessary to defeat all enemies in the base.

Temporary Power:

Upon returning to the contact, the hero will receive the Cryonite Armor temporary power.

Temporary CryoniteArmor Cryonite Armor Self +Defense (Smashing, Lethal) + Resistance (Cold)
As a thank you, the company has given you the opportunity to be the first to test this technology in the field. You have enough power to operate the Cryonite Armor for 1 hour of on time.

Debriefing

Sky Raiders services are always for sale to the highest bidder. If it wasn't for you, they would have become the most fearsome mercenaries on the planet. Excellent work. As a thank you, Balsim Technologies sent over a prototype for the Cryonite Armor they've been developing. They'd like you to be the first to test it in the field.

Stop the Sky Raider bombing Edit

Briefing

The Sky Raiders have taken on a nasty little mercenary job. It seems they've raided the Webber Pharmaceuticals building, and they're planning on gutting the place with firebombs! I need you to stop that Sky Raider bombing. You only have 75 minutes to deal with the Sky Raiders.

One more thing: I've learned that Lt. Foreman is running this operation. I want him taken into custody: otherwise, he'll only try these same tricks again. If Lt. Foreman escapes, this mission will be a failure.

Foreman is known for his willness; don't understimate him.

You hear a soft ticking sound. It seems the Sky Raiders are making good on their contract.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat Foreman and his unit (Timed, 75 minutes)
    • 6 bombs to disarm, don't let Foreman escape!

Enemies

Badge villain skyraiders Sky Raiders

Notable NPCs

  • Jump Bot Incinerator (Boss)

Status: Awaiting Orders.
Target acquired: Neutralize all hostiles.

  • Lt. Foreman / Lt. Conner (Lieutenant) (Porter)

The decoy munitions are in place. They will never be able to tell the difference.

  • Fake bombs (Objects)

Notes

  • The Jump Bot is in middle of the mission for no apparent reason.
  • This mission has a number of fake bombs in it. These are identical to regular boms, but won't count at all.
  • Lt. Foreman is a Porter. Porters have a minimun spawning level of 23. He'll try to escape when his life drops to 50%.
  • The name of the mission boss may vary. Possible names are Lt. Foreman and Lt Conner

Quotes

Lt. Foreman says the following during this mission:

Before combat: The decoy munitions are in place. They will never be able to tell the difference.
Combat start: You'll never stop my plans!
At 50% Life: You won't put me away!

Debriefing

That had to be nerve wracking. According to the Sky Raiders you arrested, this was all about a patent infringement. It seems Webber Pharmaceuticals tread on some powerful toes when they took their last product to the market. The only information I couldn't get was the name of the company that ordered the hit.

Discourage the Sky Raiders' attacks Edit

Briefing

The Sky Raiders' mercenary tactics make them one of the most dangerous groups in the city. Because their services are for sale, we can never anticipate their next target. I think it's best if we discourage the Sky Raiders from any more attacks in Paragon City. The best way to do that is to take the fight to the streets.

Remember, all the Sky Raiders have military training. They can be very dangerous men.

The Antigravity Matrix should let you fly for a short time. That way you can keep up with the Sky Raiders.

Temporary Power

The hero will receive the Antigravity Matrix temporary power upon accepting this mission.

Temporary AntigravityMatrix Antigravity Matrix Toggle, Self Fly
This invention allows any person the ability to fly for a short period. This is one of a kind, so don't break it. If you attack a target while this pack is on, your flight speed will be temporarily reduced to Hover speed. The Antigravity Matrix will burn out after 90 minutes of use.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Sky Raider menace
    • Defeat 20 Sky Raiders

Enemies

Badge villain skyraiders Sky Raiders

Debriefing

A series of defeats like those should make the Sky Raiders think twice about keeping up their criminal activities. Good work.

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