|Coordinates||(-2200, 0, 2680.5)|
|Introduced by|| Montague Castanella |
|Introduces|| Tina Macintyre |
|Enemy groups|| Crey|
|Badges||The Doctor's Ally|
Contact Introduced By Edit
New Contact(s) Edit
Tina Macintyre works for the Portal Corporation. She has the most current information on the trouble out on Peregrine Island caused by unstable dimensional technology. She can offer Gadget and Relic Enhancements.
The dimensional instabilities on Peregrine Island are getting worse by the day. Be ready for anything.
Dr. Steven 'Science' Sheridan has asked to speak with you. He has more information on the Rikti than anyone in Paragon City. He also has Relic, Focus, Gadget, Invention, and Genetic Alteration enhancements.
Most people say that Doc Science is the smartest man on the planet. You will learn a lot working with him.
Ginger Yates is an ecologist who lost her family to the Devouring Earth. She's pretty grim, but her information is the best. She likes working with science heroes, and she has access to Invention and Generic Alteration Enhancements.
She has faced great adversity and is still fighting. Don't be put off by her brusque manner.
Don't listen to the rumors about Cadao Kestrel. He would never use his mastery of voodoo for any dark purpose, and he has excellent information on the Circle of Thorns. He loves to work with magic heroes and can provide Relic and Focus Enhancements.
Kestrel is a man of peace. He will help you fight the Circle of Thorns menace.
Captain Gordon Stacy is one of the best and brightest that the Paragon City police force has ever fielded. In his younger days he worked a beat in Crey's Folly, helping to protect the Crey factories from vandalism and theft. But after busting up a few too many shady deals on Crey property, he became suspicious. Recently he has been very vocal in his condemnation of the corporate giant, an unpopular attitude that nearly cost him his promotion to captain.
Initial Contact Edit
I know your reputation. I hope I can count on you to help me convince the doubters that Crey is corrupt.
- Level 35 Technology/Natural Dual Origin Enhancements (100% base costs) (Power 10 only)
- Level 35 Natural/Magic Dual Origin Enhancements (100% base costs) (Power 10 only)
- Level 40 Technology/Natural Dual Origin Enhancements (100% base costs) (Power 10 only)
- Level 40 Natural/Magic Dual Origin Enhancements (100% base costs) (Power 10 only)
- Level 35 Natural Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
- Level 40 Natural Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
Badge Mission Edit
This is usually the first mission you will receive from Gordon Stacy, since it precedes the Story Arc.
Investigate the Hacker known as The Doctor Edit
I've been hearing rumblings on the Internet about a new hacker called The Doctor. This 'Doctor' seems to be very anti-Crey, taking responsibility for the attacks on Crey servers and posting some very amusing stories about Countess Crey on the various news sites. The Doctor hasn't caused any REAL damage yet, but I think it's only a matter of time before Crey themselves decide to get involved. I was hoping you could put on your investigation cap and check this one out for me. When Crey do start looking for this hacker, it could get messy.
Great, I knew I could count on you. The Doctor is very good at covering his tracks, but there is an abandoned warehouse that his IP address has been tracked back to. My sources inside Crey tell me that they know about the warehouse as well, and will probably try and apprehend The Doctor for themselves. We all know how that will end up, so try to get to him before they do, ok?
Crey is sending their own retrieval teams after The Doctor, so you had best make haste.
This warehouse used to deal in electronics and computers and is still wired for broadband internet. Perfect for any hacker to use as a base of operations.
- Locate hacker before Crey can
- Locate The Doctor
- 2 doors to unlock
You have successfully contacted Dr. Friedken and learned that her essence is the hacker known as The Doctor.
On one of the Crey agents, you found a key.
On one of the Crey agents, you found a key.
A message from The Doctor appears on the computer.
|Greetings from the Great Beyond|
|As you approached the computer, a message window opened and the following text appeared:
'What was it like? I really can't say. I live now in an artificial world of my own making, I'm not old anymore, and I'm much more focused. So many little things you miss, though. I'm just glad I was able to escape them in the first place. You're a dear, but don't worry about me. They can't catch me. And with knowledgeable friends like Executable Number 6, I can fight against Crey's plans. And oh, do they have plans. Don't trust the protectors, my friend. I think that's why I was murdered in the first place.'
A message was left for you on this computer.
|They call me The Doctor|
|This computer has various news sites bookmarked on it. Checking through them they all seem to be about Dr. Carole Friedken, an elderly female scientist working. The last one is the most troubling, and describes her body showing up in the sewers of Paragon City five months after her disappearance.|
You read the documents left on this computer.
|Crey is up to no good!|
|You find that this computer seems to have some classified Crey documents on it. The file called 'Crey Patent Application for Memory Transference Device' looks eerily similar to another file labeled 'Patent Application for Memory Downloading Process'. The second one was never filed, however, and belongs to a Dr. Carole Friedken.|
You visit the news sites bookmarked on this computer's web browser.
|You can never find me|
|There was a short message in a telnet window on the computer screen. It reads:
'Am I in that warehouse? Yes and no. I can see you in there, though, and I'm sure you've seen my enemies there as well. One thing is certain however, you will never find me there. But it's also the best place to look for me, or rather, for who I was.'
Completion of this mission earns a hero the The Doctor's Ally accomplishment badge.
A computer hacker who isn't actually there, a dead scientist, and some kind of memory transferring machine? I don't think I like where this one was headed. Even if it means another 'person' might be trying to keep an eye on Crey. The warning you received about the Paragon Protectors does seem to jibe with the way those 'heroes' have been acting towards the hero community at large. Very interesting. I wonder if there might be more connections.
Story Arc Edit
Invisible Falcon's Mask
You have kept this mask, belonging to one of the victims of the Revenant Hero Project, as a reminder of when you stopped Crey's insane Hero cloning program.
It started with a lead from The Doctor, where you investigated a Crey facility where a file was stored that she could not access. You searched the various isolated computers in the complex until you came across the file, labeled 'Project: Locke'. The file was encrypted with a secure encryption and needed to be deciphered.
You took the file to the only person you knew could hack the encryption in a timely fashion, Citadel, the Android Hero who survived the Rikti War. He decrypted the file, and you learned that Project: Locke was the codename for a project where DNA is put into a Template body to effectively clone a person. The file contained several hyperlinks to another document that was located off-site from the one you infiltrated.
You then took the file to Mark Freeman, a hacker who could locate the physical location of the hyperlinks in the document. It took him a while, but he located the file in a Crey lab that was thought to be destroyed in the opening salvo of the Rikti War in Crey's Folly.
You located the facility, right where Mark Freeman said it would be, and within it you found a fully functioning Crey lab. On one of the Computers you found the file referenced in the Project: Locke one, labeled Project: Revenant Hero. This file was a goldmine, as it detailed Crey's involvement in kidnapping or killing heroes and stealing their DNA and memories and putting them into Template bodies. The end result was that they created the Paragon Protectors. The evidence you have wouldn't stand up in court, as it was obtained illegally, and Crey's lawyers would have a field day with it, so you looked to other evidence.
You then followed up on the lead of a crazy streetperson called 'The Can Man', who knew a secret way into the Paragon Protector base. Once inside the base you rumbled with several Paragon Protectors, searched it for more evidence, and came up with the location where the Revenant Hero Project was being run out of.
You attacked this facility and eventually brought Dr. Paul Summerfeld to justice. Dr. Summerfeld was Dr. Friedken's assistant who sold out her memory transference technology to Crey so they could perfect the Revenant Hero Project.
Read the email from The Doctor Edit
I got an email from a hacker called 'The Doctor,' and they were specific that they wanted me to get it into your hands. Do you want to take a look at it? It has something to do with Crey. The Doctor is a well known hacker with a major reason to hate Crey Industries. This could be the start of something much, much larger.
I'd encourage you to read that message thoroughly. The Doctor knows her facts, she wouldn't have sent it to you lightly. I'd suggest you check out that office and see what she thinks Crey's up to with this 'Project Locke'.
|Email from The Doctor|
|This email message is from the anti-Crey hacker called 'The Doctor'. It says:
I didn't know how to contact you directly, so I sent this to your contact instead. I hope you get it.
I have stumbled onto something in the Crey database that I cannot unlock or decipher. It's called 'Project: Locke' and the file is stored on a computer at a Crey office. As you are well aware by now, Crey is far more dangerous than they seem. I have been snooping around in their network and found a lot of references to a file called 'Project: Locke' on one of their secured computers. If this is what I think it might be, I urge you to get to the facility in Skyway City and find the source file. It may be the evidence we need to take down Crey once and for all.
- Find file on Project: Locke
- Find the Project: Locke file
You have recovered the file.
|Encrypted Project: Locke File|
|This file is securely encrypted and you will need an expert code-breaker to decrypt it.|
Excellent work, but this file is encrypted. We'll need to get it deciphered if we want to find out what this is all about.
Take encrypted file to Citadel Edit
I think Citadel can help us decipher the file you found in the Crey facility. He's an android, and his machine mind should be able to work through whatever encryption is on this in moments.
Crey might know that you got your hands on the file, so you should be on the lookout for any potential ambushes.
- Take encrypted file to Citadel
I will analyze this for you... complex encryption... booting decryption daemon... file decrypted.
|The file goes into great detail about Project: Locke. Locke seems to be a radical transgenic cloning procedure that allows new DNA to be inserted modularly into a DNA template. The earliest work on the project required a new clone for each change, but later developments used advanced retro-viruses to add new DNA to a fully-grown 'template' body, allowing the fully formed body to take on all attributes of the DNA. The document has many hyperlinks in it, referencing a file on another server.|
Wow, so Crey was working on a way to make tailor-made clones? I thought Dr. Vahzilok had the market cornered on medical work that insane. This is huge, but I know that there's no way to get the information out and have it stick to Crey. This is going to require further investigation.
Investigate Project: Locke Edit
That file that Citadel decrypted talks about using DNA to make upgradeable clones, but what I want to know is where all the hyperlinks in the document go to? This is obviously one part of a larger project. We need to investigate the bigger picture.
- Talk to Mark Freeman
Briefing Mark Freeman
Gordon Stacy sent you? He's a good guy. Lemme run a trace on this. It's gonna take me a couple minutes. Tell ya what. Why don't you run this CD to Jake Montoya? I told him I'd have it in his hands yesterday.
- Deliver CD-R to Jake Montoya
Briefing Jake Montoya
Thanks for this. My nephew really wanted to see these news articles from when I was the Red Tiger. Hey, I heard you were looking into something about Crey Industries? Well, you didn't hear any of this from me, but I knew some guys who disappeared while looking into them years back. So, just a heads up to keep alert, unless you want to disappear like the Invisible Falcon. Anyway, thanks for the favor with the CD.
Return to Mark Freeman
Briefing Mark Freeman
Ok, I traced those IP addresses in these hyperlinks. It was pretty tough, too... They use an archaic addressing system that has fallen out of use, but I think I know why. They all link to a former Crey facility in Crey's Folly. The place was destroyed in the Rikti invasion and then abandoned, so this might be a dead end. Sorry about that, but you might want to double check the area anyway.
|The IP address of the hyperlinks in the Project: Locke is physically located at an address in Crey's Folly, near The Blight.|
- Find Computer in old facility
- Find the linked file
You have recovered the document.
|Project: Revenant Hero|
|This disturbing document shows how the modular DNA and template body technology from Project: Locke is being applied. Template bodies are being injected with the DNA and genetic samples of heroes, giving them the powers the hero had in life. The sources for their genetic samples included heroes who'd fallen in the Rikti War, DNA harvest from unsuspecting heroes, and an ominous sounding 'Captive Sources'. Late in the document you come across the fact that the original Revenant Heroes had little or no control over their powers because their minds had not developed.
Technology to fix that defect was 'secured' by Dr. Paul Summerfeld, who based his research off of the deceased Dr. Friedken's mind uploading work. They were now able to implant the knowledge of how to use a hero's powers directly into the template body's mind, giving them full control over their powers, but without any lingering personality defects from the hero the memories and DNA had been harvested from.
The Revenant Hero Project is currently on it's 9th generation of the technology, being field-tested by Crey as the Paragon Protectors.
- Paragon Protector Security (Crey Paragon Protector)
I can't believe this. Crey is taking dead Heroes' DNA, and making Hero Clones out of them? Not only that, but they are extracting the memories and knowledge from these heroes and putting them in these copies? I knew there was more to the Paragon Protectors than Crey was letting on, but all of this is beyond what anyone had ever imagined. These files aren't enough though, this won't hold up in courts on its own. We need to get some harder evidence.
Go to Brickstown and take down some Crey cronies Edit
The investigation into the Locke file and the Revenant Hero project is really heating up. I have to wonder if The Doctor knew this was going to happen when she started all of this. I'm having trouble proceeding because Crey is concentrating on their security, especially in Brickstown. I was thinking, though, that if you could hit the streets and start fighting with Crey's minions, that might be enough of a distraction that I can continue my investigation. What do you say?
If you can keep them distracted, I can find out what I need to. It's time Crey gets what it deserves.
- Defeat Crey in Brickstown
- Defeat 50 Crey
You have taken down enough Crey to make your presence known.
Great work. Crey was in such a panic over the trouble you were causing that they didn't pay attention to what I was doing. I'll try to put together all the information that I found. I should have something soon.
Talk to The Can Man to get a secret entrance to the Paragon Protector's base Edit
Ok, I put the word out that I was looking for some info on the Paragon Protectors. Apparently there is a crazy homeless guy who calls himself The Can Man who found a secret way into their Headquarters. Talk to him and find out how to sneak in there. You should be able to find some more solid evidence that they are not what they've been telling us.
Hopefully you can deal with The Can Man. I hear he's lost a couple marbles these days.
- Talk to The Can Man
Briefing The Can Man
Paragon Protectors you say? I haven't seen them in a day. I know where their base is, but I don't know their faces. In the Fall sewers you will find the way.
|The Can Man's Rhyme|
|Paragon Protectors you say? I haven't seen them in a day. I know where their base is, but I don't know their faces. In the Fall sewers you will find the way.|
- Find Paragon Protectors evidence
- 2 computers to access
You have located a file leading you to the main Revenant Hero Project base.
(Note: This base is entirely populated with Paragon Protectors. A large team may spawn enough of them to complete the Infiltrator Badge in a single run.)
So Crey has a whole lab set up where those Revenant Heroes are made. Looks like that's going to be your next target.
Attack the Crey facility and stop the Revenant Hero Project Edit
Now that you've located the Crey facility that's creating these cloned heroes, I think our next step is for you to take it out.
That file you located in the Paragon Protector's base showed us the location of this secret lab.
- Shut down Crey Lab for good
Dr. Summerfeld has been captured.
|Invisible Falcon's mask|
|This mask once belonged to the missing hero the Invisible Falcon. You found it in a Crey lab, confirming the Falcon's sad fate as a victim of Crey's Revenant Hero project.|
- Dr. Paul Summerfeld (Crey Crey Power Tank)
With Dr. Summerfeld behind bars, we can finally learn everything there is to know about this Revenant Hero Project. The Countess Crey is hiding behind her normal wall of denials, calling for commendations for the unknown heroes who exposed the 'rogue' Dr. Summerfeld's plot, but the people know what really happened. The families of many of the missing Heroes that Crey kidnapped want to thank you for bringing closure to their loss. You did a great thing today.
Help the Founders' Falls Security Chief Edit
I am not sure what is going on, but he said to send help fast.
- Help the Security Chief
I need you to head to the streets. I don't want to argue about politics, Crey needs to be stopped. You should try looking for them near the Red River or the Gaspee.
|Founders' Falls briefing|
|Founders' Falls is probably the most historic area in the city. During the revolutionary period it was a busy waterfront property, until the Red River rose, leaving most of the buildings underwater. People kept living there, though, and now it's a major tourist attraction. The wooded areas around Founders' Falls have been invaded by the strange Devouring Earth monsters. Though these creatures are clearly inorganic, some strange intelligence guides their actions. They hate anything related to technology or civilization, and they especially hate human beings. People call them the Devouring Earth because it seems like the planet itself is spawning creatures to devour us all.|
- Keep the peace in Founders' Falls
- Defeat 40 Crey
You have defeated 40 Crey minions.
Quite often the Security Chiefs have the best perspective on the true threats to Paragon City.
Investigate Crey Pharmaceuticals Edit
There was a guy on the national news program 'Whistleblower' who had some interesting things to say about Crey Pharmaceuticals. His name was Denali Wieson and he claims he worked for Crey, and saw an addictiveness study on their products that proved they are making their medicines addictive to increase their sales. I think this calls for an investigation of our own.
Be on your guard. We can be sure Crey knows about that broadcast, and they'll look to destroy any evidence that exists. If they get to the evidence before you do, this mission will be a failure.
There is no record of Denali Wieson ever working for Crey, and of course they deny he ever did. I think that just adds more fuel to the fire.
- Investigate Crey Pharmaceuticals
|This is the study that Denali Wieson was talking about. It raises many red flags as to how addictive Crey medicines actually are.|
- The Crey ex-worker may have different names: Denali Wieson, Sean Posniewski and possibly others.
This is excellent. Denali Wieson was 100% telling the truth. Now we just need to get this evidence out so the public can find out. I'll handle that, you already did your part. I wonder if our friend The Doctor would be willing to help deliver this particular piece of medicine?
Investigate a Crey repair facility Edit
You know what's weird. The fact that you and I -know- that Crey is up to no good, but 90% of households have at least one Crey product in them, from TVs to coffee machines to alarm clocks. And 99% of all technical companies have Crey-made instruments. Let's say you and I look into one of Crey's repair centers to see exactly what is going on. You only have 90 minutes to investigate.
If they are up to no good, you should find evidence of it at their repair facility.
- Investigate Crey repair facility - 90 minutes timed
- 2 pieces of evidence found
You have found evidence that Crey is using their machines to monitor what they are being used for.
|Data Collection Modules|
|This appears to be some sort of data collection module, with a slot in it for a tiny memory card.|
|Crey Technician Handbook|
|This is the handbook used by the Crey field techs. It goes into detail on how the tech is supposed to swap out the 'fuzzy logic card' with an upgrade every time the device is maintained. Seems like overkill maintenance.|
Ok, so based on what you found I think we can surmise that the Crey techs are instructed to swap out the memory cards on the data collection modules. These modules track everything the machine is used for, so any companies with Crey machines in it is basically telling Crey everything they do. The techs don't even know what's going on, because they think they're just swapping out fuzzy logic chips. That's evil. Crey will of course just claim it's related to calibration or repair, but I'm going to start putting the word out about this little trick. At the very last, I'll make sure that our 'Doctor' friend knows what is going on.
Investigate the disappearance of the Invisible Falcon Edit
A friend of mine used to work for the Securities and Exchange Commission, but when he investigated Crey his life fell apart. He thought they were responsible for what happened, and had a hero he was in contact with do some snooping. That hero was the Invisible Falcon, and was never heard from again. I am not even sure I believe the story, but maybe you could check it out? You'll have to make it quick, though. Crey won't take too kindly to your presence. I'd suggest you keep it to 90 minutes or less.
This all happened before the Rikti War, so it's a bit of a long shot that there's anything left to find. However, my friend did point me to the Crey Facility where the Falcon last went.
- Investigate the Invisible Falcon - 90 minutes timed
- Find out anything on the Invisible Falcon
You have uncovered the truth behind the disappearance of the Invisible Falcon.
|The Falcon File|
|The details of this computer file are chilling, if impossible to substantiate. In memos, security footage, and after-action reports, the file details how the Invisible Falcon entered a Crey facility, and took several pictures of top-secret technologies and experiments. Despite his stealthy nature, he was monitored the entire way, and when he went to make his exit he was captured. There is mention of him being transferred to something called the Revenant Hero Project. All the evidence the Falcon had gathered was erased.|
- Security Chief (Crey Crey Eliminator)
Wow, so they are covering up something! Let me take a look at that file...Wait, this is blank! Oh, man, they must have security measures that prevent this type of info from leaving the premises. Well, I believe that you saw what you saw, but without hard evidence Crey will be able to deny any allegations. Crey may think they've won this round, but now at least we know about this 'Revenant Hero Project', whatever that actually may be.
Look into the Freakshow attack on the Delgado-Harris corporation Edit
The Delgado-Harris corporation are Crey's biggest competitor when it comes to military technology. Several of their plants recently have been attacked by Freakshow, and in the aftermath of the attacks, several key pieces of technology have gone missing. This is way too organized for any normal Freakshow attack, I want you to check into this.
- Investigate the Delgado-Harris offices
- X hostages to rescue
|Interrogating the captured Crey teams, you learn that they are the ones hiring the Freakshow to attack the Delgado-Harris offices of their choosing. Then Crey comes in under the cover of the Freakshow attack and steal what they need.|
So Crey was hiring the Freakshow to go in, trash a Delgado-Harris operation, then they would send in these 'retrieval teams' to steal the technology that Delgado-Harris was working on there? The limits to which they go to remain on top of their competition amazes me. Crey's provided enough evidence to keep the heat off themselves, but their stock price tends to drop each time you do battle with them. At this rate, you may be able to ruin them on Wall Street before the courts can take action.
Check out Crey lab for Rikti Portal technology Edit
My source inside Crey tells me that they are close to completing a working copy of a Rikti portal. This goes against the laws banning unapproved research on Rikti technology. I have the address of the lab working on the device. I want you to go there and see if this rumor is true, so we can bring in the authorities and shut them down. You only have 90 minutes to look into this.
If they do have Rikti technology, bring me some evidence. Crey has been playing loose with the rules for too long.
- Investigate Crey lab for Rikti tech - 90 minutes timed
- 1 Rikti portal to shut down, Defeat all Crey and Rikti
Great job. With this evidence, we can show the feds exactly what Crey is up to. Another blow to their mighty empire. Crey will no doubt issue another press release about how this was the work of some 'rogue scientists,' but every piece of evidence like this that comes to light hurts them more.
Take on Protectors and Crey teams and try to form a connection between the two Edit
We are still trying to link the Paragon Protectors to Crey directly. Right now we only know that Crey is the Protectors' biggest client, but I am sure there is more to this than Crey is letting on. That's usually how they work. Could you go out and take on some of the Protectors and Crey teams and try to form a connection between the two?
You could concentrate your efforts in Founders' Falls. Both Crey teams and Paragon Protectors can be found there.
- Take on Crey and Protectors
- Defeat 40 Crey
You found some interesting orders during your battles with Crey security and the Paragon Protectors.
|These orders are written on Crey letterhead, and signed by several members of the Crey Security organization. It lists several heroes marked as 'known enemies of Crey Industries', and orders the Protectors to take 'any possible measures' against them. You notice your name in the top tier of the enemy list.|
Those orders you found are very interesting. They're not a concrete connection, but it definitely implies a lot. We have more pieces to the puzzle, and that's good. I'll get this along to our 'Doctor' friend. Thanks for your efforts.
Show Crey where the real power in Paragon City lies Edit
Crey is stepping up their efforts in Brickstown. Normally it might be a good thing to get some help protecting the city, but those Crey creeps have been harassing citizens and looking for excuses to attack heroes. There is an increase in their security patrols in the Seven Gates and Ziggurat neighborhoods, and that is a concern for everyone there. Perhaps you could show Crey where the real power in Paragon City lies?
You might want to concentrate your efforts in the Seven Gates and Ziggurat neighborhoods.
- Take on Crey in Brickstown
- Defeat 40 Crey
You have defeated enough Crey soldiers to bring a semblance of peace to the streets.
Good job. We can't let the Crey security terrorize our citizens.
Go to Crey's Folly and thin the Crey numbers a bit Edit
Crey Industries has continued their illegal operations in Crey's Folly despite numerous cease-and-desist orders from the city. Now the whole area is getting overwhelmed with Crey agents and Paragon Protectors. Perhaps you should go to Crey's Folly and thin the Crey numbers a bit?
You might want to concentrate your efforts in The Circus or Tangle Town. Crey's working pretty hard in there.
- Take on Crey in Crey's Folly
- Defeat 40 Crey
Crey's been flaunting the law in Crey's Folly even before the Rikti attacked. I hate to think of what mutated weirdness they could unleash out there now.