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Overview Edit

Lt Manuel Ruiz
Contact Lt Manuel Ruiz 01
Police Officer, Gang Unit
Zone Talos Island
Coordinates (220, 160, 7190)
Level Range 20-24
Introduced by Missing Info
Introduces Missing Info
Enemy groups Badge villain tsoo Tsoo
Badge villain warriors Warriors


[[Image:|100px|thumb|Lt. Manuel Ruiz]]

Lt. Manuel Ruiz is a City of Heroes contact located in the New Thebes neighborhood of Talos Island at coordinates (220, 160, 7190). Lt. Manuel Ruiz is a Mutation origin contact. His level range is 20-24.


Introductions Edit

Contact Introduced By Edit

New Contact(s) Edit

Information Edit

Police Officer, Gang Unit

Gangs continue to be a problem in Paragon City, and it's Manuel Ruiz's job to deal with them. A highly decorated and dedicated officer, Lt. Ruiz made a name for himself when he went undercover for a year within the now defunct Brothers of Doom gang. The gang of super-powered thugs had menaced the city thoughout the 1980's, but thanks to Ruiz's bravery, they were brought down. Today, Lt. Ruiz manages other undercover officers. He also works with the city's heroes, since he realizes that costume-clad defenders are often the only thing standing between the city and utter chaos. While heroes seldom go undercover themselves, they can give his officers valuable support.

Initial Contact Edit

Missing Initial Contact Dialog


Store Edit

Story Arc Edit

Souvenir Edit

Tsoo Dagger

You've kept this ancient Tsoo dagger as a reminder of the time you thwarted:

The Tsoo Coup

It all began when you took to the streets to battle the Tsoo of Independence Port and Talos Island. During these skirmishes, you learned that the Tsoo were planning a takeover of Paragon City. You also discovered a tube containing the blueprints to five buildings. You took the blueprints to Agent Warren Trudeau of the FBI, who promised he would identify the buildings for you.

Shortly afterwards, your contact got word of a large shipment of artifacts in the hands of the Tsoo. You went to recover these artifacts, only to find out that the rumors were nothing but a trap designed to snare some of the more powerful members of the Warriors.

When Agent Trudeau learned the identities of the buildings, you realized that three were Family front companies and two were probable Warriors' hangouts. The Tsoo attacked them all within hours, but quick action on your part prevented the Tsoo from annihilating their targets.

Furious at his failure to take over the gangs of Paragon City, Tub Ci ordered a hit on you, but no one has yet been bold enough to take the contract.

Hit the streets of Talos Island and take down as many Tsoo as you can Edit

Briefing

I'm worried about the Tsoo. My sources tell me those power hungry gangsters have some big plan in the works, but nobody seems to know anything specific. I think you should hit the streets of Talos Island and take down as many Tsoo as you can. Maybe one of them will give us a clue about their next move. When you're done clearing Talos, move on to Independence Port.

We're gonna need some solid stuff to go on, but I'm sure you can find it.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Question Tsoo in Talos Island
    • Defeat 15 Tsoo

You've defeated enough Tsoo in Talos Island.

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Tsoo conversation
One of the Tsoo you took down bragged:

'You cannot possibly stop all of us! The Tsoo are taking over very soon! Tub Ci is gonna run all of Paragon City, and there is nothing you 'heroes' can do about it!'

Mission Objective(s)

  • Grill Tsoo in Independence Port
    • Defeat 15 Tsoo

On the body of one of the fallen Tsoo, you found a tube containing several sets of blueprints.

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Blueprints
You found this tube on a Tsoo gangster. It containing blueprints to five buildings in Paragon City.

Debriefing

I don't recognize any of the buildings in these blueprints that the Tsoo gangster was carrying. We'll have to continue this line of investigation.

Take the blueprints to Warren Trudeau Edit

Briefing

I know this guy in the FBI, Warren Trudeau. He might be able to ID the buildings the Tsoo are interested in. Take the blueprints over to Warren, won't you?

It's kinda scary how many blueprints are here. Looks like the Tsoo could be planning something big.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Take blueprints to Trudeau

Debriefing

If you found these blueprints on a Tsoo gangster, they're probably planning a strike. I'll have someone at the bureau compare the blueprints to the city planner's files. If a match comes up, I'll let you know.

Debriefing

Thanks for getting those blueprints over to Warren. I'm sure he'll be able to ID the buildings the Tsoo are interested in.

Search the Tsoo base for the artifacts Edit

Briefing

One of my sources called me with some disturbing news. It seems the Tsoo have amassed quite an impressive array of artifacts lately; it's the type of stuff the Outcasts and the Warriors go crazy over. Can you go search this Tsoo base for the artifacts? Thanks. I hear the leader of the base is called Copperhead. See if you can find out what he's plotting.

Warren hasn't yet been able to ID the buildings in those blueprints you found on the Tsoo. The minute I learn something, I'll let you know.

Mission Objective(s)

You hear the grunts and shouts of young men engaged in earnest battle. You may have stumbled into the middle of a gang war.

  • Defeat Copperhead and his crew
    • Search for clues

You defeated Copperhead and uncovered the trap laid for the Warriors.

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Documents
These documents detail a five-pronged Tsoo strike against the Family and the Warriors.

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

So there were no artifacts at that Tsoo base at all, just a trap for the Warriors? Sorry I got you mixed up in this, but I think that your presence prevented the Tsoo from gaining further ground. According to these documents you found, the Tsoo are trying to take down both the Warriors and the Family! We could be looking at a major showdown.

Stop the Tsoo from taking over all the gangs of Paragon City Edit

Briefing

Warren Trudeau just got back to me. He's ID'd all the buildings in those blueprints you found on the Tsoo. Three of them are front companies for Family operations. The other two are over on Talos Island. They're empty right now, which makes them perfect meeting places for the Warriors.

It looks like the Tsoo are planning a major hit on both the Family and the Warriors. Get out there and stop the Tsoo from taking over all the gangs of Paragon City!

See if you can get some more heroes to help you with this one. I am afraid that if the Tsoo are successful, Tub Ci will be mayor of Paragon City tomorrow.

Note

While the following missions have primary objectives involving the gang leaders, none of the missions have named bosses. Clearing the final room will fulfill the primary objective.

Mission Objective(s)

You enter with caution. This place has long been a suspected hideout of the Family.

  • Bust gang leaders, their crews
    • Unlock back room

You defeated all the villains in the first building.

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Key
You found this small brass key while searching a desk in the Family's lair.

Mission Objective(s)

The lobby has been ripped apart, tables and chairs thrown every which way.

  • Bust gang leaders, their crews
    • Unlock back room

You defeated all the villains in the second building.

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Key
You found this small copper key after defeating one of the Family's thugs.

Mission Objective(s)

On the floor, you spot a set of wire clippers and an annotated set of floor plans. Perhaps the Tsoo are setting up a more explosive hit than normal.

  • Bust gang leaders, their crews
    • Disarm bomb, Unlock back room

You defeated all the villains in the third building.

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Key
You found this small iron key while searching a desk in the Family's lair.

Mission Objective(s)

You're in Warrior territory now, and they won't be happy to see you.

  • Bust gang leaders, their crews

You defeated all the villains in the fourth building.

Mission Objective(s)

This ordinary office building houses the final battle of this marathon campaign. The Tsoo are almost thwarted.

  • Bust gang leaders, their crews
    • 6 hostages remaining

You have prevented the Tsoo from taking over the gangs of Paragon City.

Notable NPCs

  • 6 Office Workers (Hostages)

Debriefing

To be honest, for a minute there I wasn't sure you could thwart the Tsoo campaign to take over the other gangs. Guess you showed me!

You did an excellent job today. If not for you, the Tsoo would have quickly established utter dominance over the streets of Paragon City. I heard through the grapevine that their leader, Tub Ci, ordered a hit on you. Don't worry, no one has been bold enough to step forward and take that contract. Not after the world of hurt you put on the Tsoo today.

Missions Edit

Recover the stolen artwork from the Tsoo Edit

Briefing

An exhibit of artwork by the painter Jessica Frank has been stolen. I've learned that the Tsoo were behind it, and they have the art stored in a warehouse. I need someone to recover the stolen artwork from the Tsoo.

Jessica Frank's work isn't very valuable, but I've heard the theft was ordered by Tub Ci himself.

The crates that line the walls are probably full of stolen goods.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat art thief and his crew
    • 4 paintings to find

Enemies

Badge villain tsoo Tsoo


Notable NPCs

  • Storm Strider/Iron Reaver (Boss) (Fire Dagger)

I will clear my mind through your violent death.


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Endless Night No. 1
This painting of a mist shrouded, alien landscape gives you the creeps.
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Endless Night No. 2
This painting shows a twisted, ghost-like creature.
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Endless Night No. 3
This painting of a nightmarish landscape makes you ill at ease.
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Endless Night No. 4
This disturbing painting shows two strange, unearthly creatures locked in combat.


Debriefing

Wow, look at this painting! Is that a Tsoo ancestral spirit? Yes, look at the exhibit tag. It actually describes the process for summoning such a spirit. No wonder the Tsoo wanted to keep these paintings from being displayed!


Hit the streets and take on a few Tsoo Edit

Briefing

The Tsoo are recruiting in earniest these days. If they grow much larger, we may not be able to deal with them effectively. I need you to hit the streets and take on a few Tsoo. If you show people that the Tsoo aren't as tough as they look, maybe they won't be so eager to join up.

You can usually find Tsoo in Talos Island or Independence Port.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Tsoo menace
    • Defeat 20 Tsoo

Debriefing

I think you got the message out. Nobody will want to join the Tsoo if they know that you are on their case.


Show the Warriors they aren't the ruling power in Talos Island Edit

Briefing

The Warriors have been out on the streets of Talos Island in force lately, trying to exert their control over the city zone. They've been harassing the locals, defacing city property, and generally causing a lot of havoc. Someone needs to show them that they aren't the ruling power in Talos Island.

New Thebes and New Troy are typical Warrior hangouts. You could look for them there.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Warriors in Talos Island
    • Defeat 20 Warriors

Debriefing

The Warriors don't stand a chance against you. Your dogged persistence has served you well.


Go to Talos Island and cull the numbers of the Tsoo Edit

Briefing

The seers over at MAGI have alerted me to a potential problem with the Tsoo. There's a huge concentration of Tsoo ancestral spirits over in Talos Island, and their presence threatens to tear apart the mystical fabric of that zone. I need a hero who can get to Talos Island and cull the numbers of the Tsoo. Maybe we can keep Talos Island in one piece.

Helen Point and New Sparta are hotbeds of Tsoo activity. I recommend starting near those neighborhoods.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Avert mystic rift in Talos Island
    • Defeat 20 Tsoo

Debriefing

I had no idea those Tsoo ancestral spirits were so dangerous! Thanks for taking care of them, Hero!


Take the fight to the Warriors Edit

Briefing

A new wave of Warrior recruits have just hit the streets, and they're already terrorizing all of Talos Island. I'm looking for a hero brave enough to take the fight right back to the Warriors. If that gang grows much larger, it may become impossible to contain.

The Warriors have been doing a lot of recruiting in New Thebes and New Troy. You might want to start in those neighborhoods.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Warriors in Talos Island
    • Defeat 20 Warriors

Debriefing

Even the wildest of the Warriors have started to get apprehensive whenever you're around, Hero.


Go to Independence Port and take back some territory from the Tsoo Edit

Briefing

The Tsoo have been gaining a lot of territory in Independence Port, and it's causing a lot of problems. The port is Family territory, and every time the two gangs meet, it ends in violence. I need you to get over to Independence Port and take back some territory from the Tsoo. It could stop a lot of needless bloodshed.

The Tsoo have been making headway in Bell Point and Wave Landing. Maybe you should start in those neighborhoods.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Take territory in Independence Port
    • Defeat 20 Tsoo

Debriefing

The Tsoo are bound and determined to tread on every other gang's toes. Let's just make sure they don't leave a wave of destruction in their wake.

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