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Overview Edit

Technician Naylor
Technician Naylor
Arachnos Portal Technician
Zone Nerva Archipelago
Coordinates (2859, 103, 995)
Level Range 35-39
Introduced by Psymon Omega
Introduces None
Enemy groups V badge ArachnosBadge Arachnos

Badge villain cot Circle of Thorns
Badge villain council Council
Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth
Badge villain hydra Hydra
V badge LongbowBadge Longbow
Badge villain nemesis Nemesis
Badge villain nemesis Nemesis Automatons
Badge villain rikti Rikti
Badge villain rularru Soldiers of Rularuu

Badges V badge StatureBadge6 Portal Hopper


Technician Naylor is a City of Villains contact located in the Primeva neighborhood of Nerva Archipelago at coordinates (2859, 103, 995). Technician Naylor is a Technology origin contact. His level range is 35-39.


Introductions Edit

Contact Introduced By Edit

New Contact(s) Edit

  • None

Prior to Introduction Edit

Look, I'm sorry mate, but if you don't know Psimon Omega, I can't help you. Anyway, I'm really busy. I gotta figure this thing out or it's gonna be me neck. Now, if that rune there acts like a flux capacitor...

Information Edit

Arachnos Portal Technician

Portal Technician Grant Naylor joined Arachnos to get out of his old life of dead-end jobs. His overall aptitude test would have placed his as low-grade cannon fodder, except for one thing: While his overall academic ability was below average, he had an innate grasp of interdeminsional theory equal to most experts in the field. Naylor now works as part of the Arachnos Exploratory Science Division, where his intuitive feel for how inter-dimensional travel works is being put to use reverse-engineering other groups' dimensional travel technologies.

Initial Contact Edit

Right, so you'd be Character, eh? Good ta meet ya. I'm Arachnos Portal Technician First Class Grant Naylor. I'm supposed to be tryin' ta figure out how these Circle portals work, and I think we almost got it, but then comes the hard part: Testing it. We're almost ready, but we need someone tough enough to survive anything on the other side. It's not an official Arachnos job, but I can afford to put it on me expense account.

Underlevelled for second Story Arc Edit

It's nothin' against you, mate, but this is one a' them really high-end gigs. It can't go wrong, or it's me neck. So, you want the job, come back when you got what it takes to handle it.

No More Missions Edit

After all that, ya still want more? Sorry mate, but now all that's done I need some time ta get me notes together for the higher-ups. I hate given' presentations to Lord Recluse. He's got a bad habit a' beheadin' ya if your laptop crashes durin' a meetin'.

Store Edit

Technician Naylor sells the following items:

  • Inspirations
  • Level 35 Technology/Science Dual-Origin Enhancements
  • Level 35 Technology Single-Origin Enhancements
  • Level 40 Technology Single-Origin Enhancements

Badge Mission Edit

Attack Longbow portal base. Edit

Briefing

Them Longbow types are startin' to be a problem with dimensional travellin'. They've got some way a' detecting when we move, an' getting people in place ta interfere. Worse than the Nemesis Army, those lot are. Well, I got a plan that could put an 'old on that and keep 'em off our backs. It would mean jumpin' right inta a Longbow base, though. So, ya up for it?

Mission Acceptance

This is the good bit: You'll go in right through their portal. Once yer in, destroy their phase 'armonic tuners. Should be 3 of 'em. Then, put this Virus inta their computers, and take out their base commander. That should do 'em right.

This Virus should scramble Portal Corps' systems

Icon clue generic
Computer Virus
This computer virus was designed specifically with Portal Corp's systems in mind. Loading it onto one of their computers should interfere with their network for some time.
PortalCorpLab1

Portal lab

Unnecessary solicitation

Once yer in, destroy their phase 'armonic tuners. Should be 3 of 'em. Then, put tha Virus inta their computers, and take out their base commander.

Mission Objective(s)

Won't they be surprised to see you!

  • Attack Longbow portal base
    • Infect Computer
    • 3 PHTs to destroy
    • Defeat Base Commander

You crippled Longbow's portal detection system.

Enemies

V badge LongbowBadge Longbow

Notable NPCs

  • Base Commander (Longbow Officer) (Boss)
  • Phase Harmonic Tuner 1 (Object)

NPC Text

Phase Harmonic Tuner 1:

Before combat:
Random Longbow member 1: "The PHT says the transition was right into this base."
Combat start:
Random Longbow member 1: "I got a bad feeling it's reading right."

Phase Harmonic Tuner 2:

Before combat:
Random Longbow member 2: "We're under attack?"
Random Longbow member 3: "Yeah, it's Character!"
Random Longbow member 2: "Character? But how?"
Combat start:
Random Longbow member 2: "How's academic now!"

Phase Harmonic Tuner 3:

Before combat:
Random Longbow member 4: "Protect the PHT!"
Random Longbow member 5: "Watch out for Character!"
Combat start:
Random Longbow member 4: "You're going down, Villains!"

Base Commander:

Before combat:
"Isolate the compound."
"We can't let the damage spread."
Combat start:
"You won't take this base!"
"I won't let you!"

Badge

Completion of this mission awards the Portal Hopper Badge.

V badge StatureBadge6 Portal Hopper

Your journeys to other dimensions have earned you the Portal Hopper badge.

Debriefing

That should 'andle them for a while. Now, onta our own business, eh, Character?

You're solid in my book, mate. Here, check out these new Enhancements. Ring me, ok?


Story Arcs Edit

Automatic Villainy Edit

Souvenir: Your Blueprints

These detailed plans are the last trace of a plot by Nemesis to replace you with an automaton duplicate. It's an idea to fiendish, you wish you'd thought of it earlier. You remember it as:

Automatic Villainy

After the Mole Point Bravo incident, you were almost surprised that Arachnos kept funding more of Naylor's interdimensional expeditions. But they did, and he wanted your help with them. You took the job, and stepped through Naylor's portal to another dimension where the Devouring Earth were on the verge of wiping out all human life. Both Longbow and the Nemesis Army were there in force fighting the Devouring Earth, but strangely, the Nemesis Army never attacked you. They seemed almost glad you were there.

Based on the Nemesis Army's friendly stance toward you, Technician Naylor theorized that another version of you native to that dimension might have hired on with the Nemesis Army. To test this theory, you went to another hotspot in that dimension where the Nemesis Army was fighting the Devouring Earth. While there, you were helped by the Nemesis Army, and even managed to steal some of their deployment plans from udner their noses. It looked like you'd caught Nemesis in one of his own schemes!

You went in to steal more Nemesis Army secrets about a new type of imposter automaton. You found blueprints, telemetry, and even records of the capture of the person the new generation of imposter was supposed to impersonate. The only problem is, the Nemesis Army's new automaton is supposed to be impersonating you. According to their data, the imposter is already deployed, but would mistakenly think it's the original. Everything seems to point to the impossible fact that you're not really you, but a Nemesis Automaton with delusions of being real.

You know this can't be right, and Technician Naylor agrees. The report on your capture listed the personnel involved, and the deployment records you found earlier showed where some of them are now. You went after one, a Captain named Deckard, hoping to disprove the information you found. However, Captain Deckard not only repeated what you'd already learned, but said that the real you was still being kept alive to update your programming. Deckard also said that seeing the original would reboot you and bring you back into the fold. He even told you where to go to find the original. But that's impossible. Clearly, you're the original. Aren't you?

Aren't you?

It was time to find out the truth, either way. You stepped through the portal to the Nemesis base where, according to what you'd found, the real you was being kept. What you discovered, though, was that this had all been a Nemesis plot to draw you here! They did have an imposter in place, but it wasn't a duplicate of you, it was a duplicate of Technician Naylor! If their trap had worked, they would have substituted you for a duplicate and no one would ever have known. You rescued the real Naylor, but by the time you'd gotten him to safety, the imposter had fled through the portal.

With the real Technician Naylor's help, you tracked the imposter to the other side of the portal, where it was being picked up by the Nemesis Army. You trashed the machine. It wasn't much satisfaction, but it was something.


Explore some alternate dimensions. Edit

Briefing

I pulled in some favors, and we're givin' ya another go. I think I got the hang of 'ow this portal thingie works, right, and it's time to test it out for real, with those coordinates you got from the Nemesis Army. 'Course, that means the Nemesis Army's probably gonna be there too, but there's too much at stake. So we need someone who's been out there before, who can 'andle it. An' that's you. Are ya in?
It'll be rough. Ya might want to bring some friends.

Mission acceptance

I'm really glad ta be workin' with ya again. Alright, the first one up should be a lot of fun. We've got some strange readings from a nearby alternate world. Accordin' to tha Nemesis Army, it's in danger of fallin' ta the Devourin' Earth, and the 'eroes are tryin' ta 'elp stop that from 'appenin'. We want ya ta catch one of tha 'ero commanders and find out just 'ow much is goin' on.
Tha commander's one a' their Ballista fellas. They're tough, real power 'ouses. Ya might want ta bring some more people.

Unnecessary solicitation

We want ya ta catch one of tha 'ero commanders and find out just 'ow much is goin' on.
Tha commander's one a' their Ballista fellas. They're tough, real power 'ouses. Ya might want ta bring some more people.

LongbowBallista1

Ballista

Mission Objective(s)

Gravity feels a little lighter here. Not too much, though.

  • Catch Longbow Commander

You captured the Longbow commander, with a bit of help from the Nemesis Army?

Enemies

Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth
V badge LongbowBadge Longbow

Neutral

Badge villain nemesis Nemesis

You defeated the Longbow Commander

Icon clue generic
Longbow orders
These orders are in code, but probably detail some of Longbow's interdimensional deployment.

Notable NPCs

Debriefing

We were monitorin' tha whole thing. What 'appened with tha Nemesis Army? They were all chummy with ya for some reason. That can't be good. Still, ya got tha intel, so that's what really matters. I'll pass it along.


Impersonate yourself and steal from the Nemesis Army Edit

Briefing

Remember 'ow tha Nemesis Army was all nice to ya the last time you went out? Well, I got a theory that might explain it. See, these other dimensions are often analogous to our own, right? So, what if in that dimension, there was a version a' you who hired on with the Nemesis Army? It would explain it, wouldn't it? An' it would give us a golden opportunity. So here's the plan: I want you to impersonate this other you again, an' this time steal some intel right out from under tha Nemesis Army.

Mission acceptance

We'll be sendin' ya back to tha same world. The Longbow files ya got 'ave pointed us to a Nemesis Army supply depot they were about to attack. Just play along with any Nemesis Army types an' try to find some info before tha' 'eeroes make off with it.

Unnecessary solicitation

Same as Mission acceptance

Mission Objective(s)

The breeze through the trees carries the scent of gun oil and the stench of the Devouring Earth

  • Steal Info from Nemesis Army
    • 11 supply caches to search

You stole information right out from under the Nemesis Army!

Enemies

Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth

Neutral

Badge villain nemesis Nemesis

You found nothing but ammunition, dried food, and uniforms.
You found something.

Icon clue generic
Nemesis Army Deployment
These encoded files contain deployment plans for the Nemesis Army in this alternate dimension and several others nearby. Once it's decoded, it will prove critical.
V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! Upon grabbing all the correct crates, there will be five waves of Devouring Earth.

Random Devouring Earth ambush: "Devour Character!"

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

Lt. Hollister:

Before combat:
Lt. Hollister: "Beasts of the Devouring Earth, you shan't prevail here!"
Random Devouring Earth guard: "Devour..."
Combat start:
Lt. Hollister: "Ah! Character! Care for a spot of help?"
Devouring Earth guard: "Destroy!"
Upon rescue: "I take it that Arachnos suspects nothing? Excellent."
If lost, and refound: "Thanks again. Got in a bit over my head."

Debriefing

I can't believe it. Ye've caught Nemesis in 'is own schemes! This is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant! I'll show this ta tha 'igher ups. I just know they're gonna want ya ta try it at least one more time.

Steal information from the Nemesis Army Edit

Briefing

We got another target. Seems tha Nemesis Army just lost a base to Longbow and are trying to re-take it. In all the confusion, you could find some more important information. See, we think that tha Nemesis Army's been recruitin' people from parallel worlds ta swell their ranks, and if we could find out where, we could cut off the supply. So, are ya ready ta steal a bit more info from under Nemesis' big brass nose?

Mission acceptance

Tha Nemesis Army's supposed ta' be workin' on a new type a' robot. Tha next evolution a' Nemesis imposter automatons, an' all that. So, we want ya ta' get all that ya can find on it. Lead tha Nemesis troops on about bein' on their side, an' take out tha Longbow Commander just to be sure he can't report the same information back to tha 'eeroes.

Unnecessary solicitation

Same as Mission acceptance

LongbowBallista1

Ballista

Mission Objective(s)

Naylor's team is getting better at controlling their portal. You appeared perfectly in the elevator.

  • Steal Information
    • 3 pieces of intel
    • Defeat Longbow Commander

You got the Intel you were looking for.

Enemies

V badge LongbowBadge Longbow

Neutral

Badge villain nemesis Nemesis

You found something disturbing in the files

Icon clue generic
An after action report
This after action report details the Nemesis Army's successful capture of a villain. The report lists assets, personnel, and equipment utilized and lost. It also has several commentaries from Nemesis Army personnel on scene. As you're paging through them, you realize that the preparations they made and the containment facility they prepared for the target, all of it's meant to handle powers just like yours. Then you see the photographic record of the capture. It's you. All of them, all the surveillance pictures, it's all you. Not an alternate you, not you from another world. You remember the seconds of time caught in the first few photos. But that can't be right, because the next set of photos show the Nemesis Army capturing you in a fierce battle. A battle you don't remember. And the report talks as if they'd already successfully captured you. The final page talks about how the 'Duplicate's programming was still incomplete, but that the opportunity was just too good to pass up.' A final picture shows Nemesis Army soldiers activating a Nemesis Automaton with your exact features.

You found some disturbing records from a Nemesis Automaton

Icon clue generic
Telemetry data
The information on this computer is some sort of telemetry data from a Nemesis Army automaton. There are records of its actions and interactions over the course of several interdimensional trips. Then you realize that the adventures and exploits recorded here don't just parallel your own journeys, they match them exactly. Everything you've said, every enemy you fought, it's all right here. It's as if something recorded every minute of your life for some time, and then had a Nemesis Automaton report it.

You found some disturbing blue prints.

Icon clue generic
Imposter Automaton blueprints
These are the blueprints for an incredibly complicated machine, a Nemesis Automaton capable of passing as a super-powered individual. The technology used to disguise it is incredible, and there are pages of sub-plans linked just to replicating the target's powers. Then you realize that the powers they're talking about replicating mechanically are the same as your own. Looking back at the rest of the machine again, you can see it: It's dimensions, it's features, the notes on personality quirks and associations, it's all about you. These are plans for a duplicate of you.

Most chilling of all are some notes at the end. They talk about how they had to move up the time table. About how they had to deploy it before final programming was complete. About how the duplicate will think it's the target, and will even violently deny its true nature to the point of making itself hallucinate if it has to. And about how the duplicate's deployment has already been successfully implemented.

The Longbow Commander told you what he learned. It wasn't good.

Icon clue generic
'You're just faker than the rest'
The Longbow Commander had some strange things to say after you defeated him:

'Have you found it? We did, but we couldn't get the warning out in time to our own people. We know how to fight Nemesis Automatons.
Heh.
It's funny, isn't it? Well, maybe not to you, but it is to me. The way I see it, all of you villain scum are just a pack of fakes anyway. You go around like schoolyard bullies and never deal with any real responsibility. Trying to conquer or blow up the world because it doesn't fit you, or you've had some hard knocks. Pathetic.

Well, you're all fakes. And now you, you're just faker than the rest.'

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

Longbow Commander

Combat start:
"I've read the files on you, Character."
"Tell me, how does it feel to be a copy?"

Debriefing

This can't be true. No, this has got to be impossible. I mean, 'ow could it be true? 'Ow could you be a Nemesis robot?

Now, I know what it looks like: The schematics of you, the report a' your capture, even the telemetry. But it just can't be. I know ya. I've worked with ya. An' I know ya ain't some Nemesis machine.
Right?

Right?


Catch Captain Deckard and get the truth from him. Edit

Briefing

I know what all tha' evidence says, Character, but I know it can't be right. Ya can't be some kinda Nemesis replicant. So I been studyin'. I've 'eard about 'ow Nemesis likes ta mess with people's 'eads, an' I think that's whot this is. Now, I cross-checked tha 'capture report' ya found with tha deployment orders ya got before, an' 'ere's whot I found: One of tha men the report said was commandin' one a' tha teams that was supposed ta 'ave captured ya is out on 'it own explorin' a dead world. 'Is name's Captain Rick Deckard, an if ya catch 'im, he can tell ya what's really goin' on.

Mission acceptance

This time, tha Nemesis Army ain't likely ta welcome ya. Tha good news is, all ya got ta do is find Captain Deckard and get tha info ya need from him.

Unnecessary solicitation

Same as Mission acceptance

Mission Objective(s)

This abandoned world is cold and lifeless. It's a wonder even the Nemesis Army bothered exploring it.

  • Catch Captain Deckard.
    • Find Deckard

You got Deckard, but you only found more questions.

Enemies

Badge villain council Council
Badge villain nemesis Nemesis
(Only Deckard's group)

You forced Captain Deckard to talk, but he said nothing that would assure you.

Icon clue generic
Deckard's words
Captain Rick Deckard was more than willing to talk when you caught up with him:

'Easy, easy! No need for all that. Look, I know you don't want to believe any of this, but I swear it's all true. You shouldn't be fighting us, you're one of us. I know, I was there. It wasn't easy, believe me. Everyone said that you weren't ready, but the original was in too good a position, we had to do it. What you need is, you need to see it. They kept the original, you see. Since you weren't quite done, they needed to so they could tune your impersonation. So I'll tell you where to go. Once you see the real you languishing in our prison, you'll know the truth, and you should reboot.

You won't have anything to worry about after that.'

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

Captain Deckard:

Before combat: "Check the perimeter."
Combat start:
"Just like any other machine, Character."
"You just need a good kick to get back in order."

Debriefing

I know this looks worse an' worse, but ya can't give up. Ya gotta find out tha truth. I'll 'elp ya as far as I can.


Find the Truth Edit

Briefing

The Nemesis Army claims that you're just a copy. They say that they 'ave the real you, an' are keeping that original alive. I don't believe it, not a word. But there's others who might. An' some of 'em might start ta wonder soon. So ya gotta do this. Ya gotta find out whot tha Nemesis Army is really up ta. Marco gave up the coordinates easy. Now comes tha 'ard part. Ya gotta go, an' I can't 'elp ya but ta get ya there.

Mission acceptance

The truth is goin' ta be in there somewhere. I've helped ya as much as I can, but ya gotta find it on your own now. When it's all done, talk ta me.

Unnecessary solicitation

Same as Mission acceptance

Mission Objective(s)

The truth is in here somewhere. You just have to find it, no matter what.

  • Find the Truth
    • 3 pieces of the truth
    • Defeat Captor
    • Lead real Naylor out (once rescued)

You discovered the real plot, and freed the real Grant Naylor.
Note: Despite having the same name, the boss of this mission, "Nemesis?", is just a regular boss and not the Archvillain of the same name you may face in City of Heroes.

Enemies

Badge villain nemesis Nemesis

This wasn't the real Nemesis, only a empty robotic copy!

Icon clue generic
A duplicate of Nemesis?
What first looked like the real Prussian Prince of Automatons proved to be just a hollow shell driven by gears. You'd heard rumors that Nemesis had built robotic duplicates of himself to help out his soldiers, but this is something else.

You found falsified records on this computer

Icon clue generic
Faked Evidence
Nemesis's computer technology is wholly unique, but you've seen enough of it by now so that you can navigate it. This machine is linked to one where Nemesis Army disinformation specialists had been hard at work creating fake evidence to hid your planned kidnapping. Older files document the careful work they did to falsify your capture and even fake telemetry from your supposedly robotic self. Lies, all of them, but expertly done.

You found a disassembled automaton that looks like you

Icon clue generic
An unassembled imposter
The contents of this crate appear morbid at first, but you quickly realize that the parts within are not those from any living body. No, the perfectly machined and exquisitely camouflaged pieces were designed to be assembled into a perfect replica of you. You take a moment to examine the perfect face-plate of the machine before tossing it back. If they catch you, this thing will walk the streets in your place.
Icon clue generic
You're real, aren't ya?
You were surprised to see Technician Naylor here, but even more surprised by what he had to say:

'You're real, ain't ya? Not another machine? No, yer tha real you. An' I'm tha real me. They've 'ad me 'ere for I don't know 'ow long. Until that robot copy they made a' me was near perfect. That was the plan, see? They already grabbed me, an' then they was gonna lure ya in here an' make another switch. Then they'd 'ave the both of us, an' no one ta contradict what 'appened!

Nemesis knows that Arachnos is watchin' ya. They want ta know why, an' figured this was their best chance.'

V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! Upon rescuing Grant Naylor, there will be five waves of ambushes by Nemesis.

Random Nemesis ambush: "Character has the real Naylor! ATTACK!"

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

Nemesis?:

Before combat:
"Make ready!
"The trap has been set,"
"And even now Lord Nemesis watches it come to fruition through my eyes."
Combat start:
"I have good news and bad news for you, Character:"
"Firstly, you have not been replaced by one of Lord Nemesis' Machines."
"Secondly, you are about to be.
At 50% Health: "I'll make certain your duplicate has better manners!"
At 25% Health: "You fight a mere copy of the original, but don't think it will be easy!"
Defeated:
"For..."
"Lord..."
"Nemesis!"

Grant Naylor:

Before combat:
Grant Naylor: "I'll get back at tha lot of ya, I will!"
Random Nemesis guard: "I doubt it."
Combat start:
Random Nemesis guard: "Wait a moment..."
Grant Naylor: "Character? Is that really you?"
Random Nemesis guard: "Lads! That's not the duplicate!"
Upon rescue:
"Ya got ta get me out a' 'ere!"
"They've got a robot double of me out there!"
If lost: "Don't leave me behind, Character! I've already spent enough time captured."
If refound: "Too right!"
If recaptured: "Not again."
Upon reaching entrance: "That robot double had better start runnin'! I'll take a spanner right to it!"

Debriefing

I'm Livid! I'm not just gonna blow me stack, I'm gonna lose it completely! They 'ad me there an' replaced me with one a them machines! Well, tha thing ran! Right through tha portal. Probably 'ad its pick-up spot already set in its tiny robotic mind. An' it's 'ad plenty a' time to learn everythin'! We gotta stop it before they can get it back!

Oh, and don't get me started on 'ow nobody knew tha difference!

Destroy the Nemesis Army duplicate of Grant Naylor. Edit

Briefing

I figured out where that robot imposter a' me went. It's back on that one abandoned world where ya caught Marco. Ya gotta stop it before they can pick it up, or else it'll spill everythin' it learned. All about Arachnos, an' all about you too, so don't think ya don't have a stake in this.

Mission acceptance

Destroy that duplicate, an' make sure ya get whatever team's around it too. Can't take any chances.

Unnecessary solicitation

Same as Mission acceptance

Mission Objective(s)

According to Naylor, his double fled back to this ruined world. Funny. It's going to be wreckage soon, too.

  • Destroy Fake Grant Naylor

The automaton imposter has been destroyed.

Enemies

Badge villain nemesis Nemesis

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

Fake Grant Naylor:

Before combat: "We must get my data back to Nemesis Army lines!"
Combat start: "Are ya tryin' ta get captured for real, Character?"

Debriefing

That wraps up that. Nemesis ain't like ta try that again, but it was a close thing.

An' worst of all, Arachnos ain't even gonna pay me back tha money a' mine that machine spent. I never 'ave any luck.


Last Stand on Mole Point Bravo Edit

Information you'd already captured from the Nemesis Army indicate that the heroes and the Nemesis Army seemed to be fighting in a strange pocket dimension called the Shadow Shard. You struck a Portal Corp facility to find some confirmation, and forced one of their scientists to give you the information you needed.

Using the information you stole, you used Naylor's portal to cross over into a strange alternate dimension at a base called 'Mole Point Bravo.' You defeated the defenders and kidnapped some of the natives for information.

Shortly after you left, things started to go horribly wrong on Mole Point Bravo. You went to fend off a Longbow counter-attack and found the base was also under attack by the strange creatures called the 'Rularuu'. You took a final job to get the base commander out of danger so he could evacuate the place, leaving what's left of Mole Point Bravo to the heroes and the monsters of the Shadow Shard. (note: As of the latest patch on 7/22 - this STILL does not unlock the Rularuu claws for female characters.)

Get coordinates for the 'Shadow Shard' from Portal Corp Edit

Briefing

'Ey, you remember that information ya' gaffed from tha Nemesis Army for me a bit back?

Well, I was goin' through it, lookin' for more stable dimensions, when I noticed there was this one spot they mentioned the 'eeroes were also explorin'. So I talked ta some buddies o' min in intel, an' they told me that captured Nemesis Army soldiers 'ave been talkin' 'bout somethin' called tha 'Shadow Shard,' another dimension where they're fightin' the 'eeroes an' stuff. I think it's the same place. This could be worth checkin' out, but we'd need to know it's tha same place. Ta do that, we need coordinates from tha 'eeroes. An' I know just 'ow ta get them.

I will warn ya, though, if ya start this, you're in it, right? So C'mon, it should be fun, eh?

Yer gonna love this. 'Ere's tha plan: I set me portal 'ere ta intercept tha next time tha 'eeroes try to send somethin' over ta this Shadow Shard. After the transit's done, it's kept locked on their portal, and now I can force the other end a' their portal back open. So all you got to do is gear up, go through, an' force one a' their portal techs to get the data from their computers. If it matches, we're in luck.

Unnecessary solicitation

Same as Mission acceptance

PortalCorpLab1

Portal lab

Mission Objective(s)

You hear a voice echo from the other side of the portal: 'Huh. It really worked!

  • Force scientist to get data
    • Kidnap Doc Kryten
    • Take Doc to Portal Computer
    • Find Mission Exit

You got the portal data Naylor needs!

Enemies

V badge LongbowBadge Longbow

Icon clue generic
Portal Corp data
The endless pages of numbers here represents a goldmine of information to someone trained in the intricacies of interdimensional travel.

Notable NPCs

  • Longbow Warden (Boss) (Guarding Doc Kryten)
  • Doc Kryten (Captive, must escort to location within mission)

NPC Text

Doc Kryten:

Before combat:
1: "Don't worry, Doc. We'll protect you."
Doc Kryten: "Oh my! Character! In the base!"
Combat start:
1: "Engaging the target!"
Doc Kryten: "Don't allow Character to overpower you, fellows! Give it the old Longbow try!"
Doc Kryten: "I hope you gentlemen will excuse me for stating what may seem obvious,"
Doc Kryten: "but we're positively scuppered!"
Upon 'rescue': Doc Kryten: "I'll do what you want, just please stop hurting people!"
Upon destination point:
Doc Kryten: "You're a monster, Character."
Doc Kryten: "I only hope this information leads you to exactly what you deserve."

V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! Upon the capture of Doc Kryten, there will be two ambushes by Longbow.
Random Longbow enemy: "Character's got Doc Kryten! ATTACK!"

Debriefing

Oh, this is just what I wanted ta see. Gimme a bit ta look this over, but I think I might 'ave all I need ta send ya on a bit of a tour. Tell me when you're ready.

Secure Longbow base in an alternate dimension Edit

Briefing

Everythin's ready. I got the portal all synched up for ya. You'll be goin' to a base the 'eeroes 'ave established in the pocket dimension they're callin' tha Shadow Shard. The place is called Mole Point Bravo, an' not only is it gonna be full a Longbow troops, but there might also be some a' the human natives on hand talkin' to 'em. Your job will be to clean tha place out, lock their portals, and secure it all for Arachnos. We're ready whenever you are.

Mission acceptance

We've got the portal all set up. Once you're through, you'll probably be comin' right into a whole pack a' good guys, so be ready. You'll have to defeat all the base defenders to secure tha place. You'll also need to lock the portal control computer so they can't send reinforcements. Finally, if there are any a' them human natives there, catch 'em and bring 'em back to us, but they ain't neccessary or nothin'.

Unnecessary solicitation

Same as Mission acceptance

Mission Objective(s)

The moment you step through the portal, you know you're in a very strange place indeed.

  • Secure Mole Point Bravo
    • Over-ride computer
    • Defeat 2 guard squads
    • 2 natives to kidnap (Optional)
    • Defeat Commander

You have defeated part of the base's guards
You have defeated part of the base's guards
You've over-ridden the base's portal computer.
You've defeated the expedition commander.

You have captured Mole Point Bravo.

Enemies

Note: Longbow will be hostile to both Nemesis and Soldiers of Rularuu groups.
V badge LongbowBadge Longbow
Badge villain nemesis Nemesis
Badge villain rularru Soldiers of Rularuu

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

Guard Squad 1:

Before combat:
1: "There's a strange energy spike in the portal."
2: "What?"
2: "What kind of energy spike?"
Combat start:
1: "Contact Firebase Zulu! We're under attack!"

Guard Squad 2:

Before combat:
1: "Never thought that exploring a new dimension would be... dull."
2: "Guard duty is guard duty, man."
Combat start:
1: "We're under attack! Contact General Hammond!"

Krissie:

Before combat:
1: "Kind one?"
Krissie: "The Kind One said you would come here, and so you have."
1: "Don't worry, we'll keep you safe."
Combat start:
Krissie: "I've heard of fallen champions, but to see such evil in the flesh!"
1: "Lady, how long have you people been living out here?"
Upon 'rescue':
Krissie: "If you would kill me, then do so."
Krissie: "I have fought the Rularuu my entire life, you hold no fear for me."
If lost:
Krissie: "The Fallen one is distracted!"
Krissie: "I must use such fortune to escape while I can!"
If refound:
Krissie: "Kind One, watch over me!"
Upon reaching exit:
Krissie: "I am sorry for you, that you have fallen to so low a state,"
Krissie: "for you have become less even than the Rularuu."

V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! Upon capturing Krissie, there will be two ambushes by Longbow
Random Longbow enemy: "Character caught Krissie! ATTACK!"
Dave:

Before combat:
1: "How did you people get to be here?"
Dave: "We're so glad you're here! You must meet our leaders."
Combat start:
1: "Stand back!"
1: "Don't worry, Dave. We'll protect you!"
Dave: "The elders told us of fallen champions,"
Dave: "But I had hoped never to see such evil!"
Upon 'rescue':
Dave: "You hold no fear for me, Monster,"
Dave: "For I have faced the Rularuu my entire life."
If lost:
Dave: "Fortune finds me out of the fallen one's tale. Now to find safety."
If recaptured by enemy forces:
Dave: "You return! Quickly, while the fallen one is unaware!"
If refound:
Dave: "If this is my fate, so be it."
Upon reaching exit:
Dave: "You can bring me no horror worse than those I have faced my while life."

V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! Upon capturing Dave, there will be two ambushes by Longbow
Random Longbow enemy: "Character caught Dave! ATTACK!"
Expedition Commander

Before combat: "We'll bring justice to this plane, somehow."
Combat start: "There's already enough evil without you!"


Debriefing

Now that was sumthin' ta see. We was monitorin' tha whole thing from here. We got those natives squared away, an' Arachnos troops'll be headin' through soon to hold the base against tha 'eeroes.

Shut down the portal to the shadow shard Edit

Briefing

Character, We got trouble at Mole Point Bravo. Tha place is bein' over-run! Tha 'eroes are back, but that ain't it. Those creatures, tha Rularuu, they're everywhere! I got me orders from Recluse 'imself. That portal 'as to be shut down, an' that base evacuated, but tha Rularuu 'ave trapped tha base commander, an' only 'e can do it. I need someone to solve it. I need your help again. This one's gonna be hard. You can lose it all if that base commander gets hurt.

Mission acceptance

Things went bad at tha outpost real quick. Not only did tha 'eeroes counter-attack, but tha creatures, the Rularuu, they started swarmin'. Tha natives ya caught for us say that tha beasties'll try ta push through ta our world. We can't let that 'appen, an' Lord Recluse 'imself has told us ta shut it all down. Tha problem is ta do taht, we need to get the Base Commander, one Operative Rimsey, ta unlock the security codes on tha computer controllin' tha portal, an' he's nearly had it out there. You need to find Rimsey, and bring him back to tha computer so he can shut down the portal permanently. Remember, if Rimsey gets taken out by anythin' or falls an' gets lost, we'll 'ave to cut the portal and leave those men behind. Just make sure you get out if that happens.

Unnecessary solicitation

will add later

Mission Objective(s)

Now the strange and unnatural feel of this place is nearly overwhelming. It's almost as if the entire realm is watching you.

  • Rescue Rimsey

Failure - will be added later
Success - You got Rimsey to the Portal!

Enemies

Badge villain rularru Soldiers of Rularuu
V badge LongbowBadge Longbow

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

will add later

Debriefing Mission Failure

will add later

Debriefing Mission Successful

Good one! We got nearly everybody out. Don't think I won't be lettin' Lord Recluse 'imself 'ear all about this in me report. In a good way, I mean. Tha way you 'andled this, you saved me neck as well.

Missions Edit

Get the items Naylor needs from the Circle and the Nemesis Army. Edit

Briefing

All right, Character, here's the plan:

I think I almost got this thing workin', but I still need a coupl'a things done 'fore it's ready. Just to be sure, ya' know. I need to make sure that it's bein' powered up right, an' to do that I need one a' the Circle's books on these things. After that, I'll need some test coordinates that we know'll work. I know where ta get those, too, 'cept tha Nemesis Army really ain't inta sharin'. So, all I need is someone who's willing to put a rabid weasel down the knickers of both the Circle and Nemesis gettin' these bits an' pieces.

Mission Acceptance

Thanks, mate, that's a real favor. I'll make sure to appropriate some funds from me budget for ya. The first step is to get a book from the Circle. One of their blokes brought it out here for another of their blokes, and they 'aven't moved it back yet. It's called 'Of the Great Tower,' but it's all about portals and stuff. Really the kind of thing I need.

After you got that, there's a business that Arachnos intelligence thinks is a front for the Nemesis Army. They been movin' all kinds a' stuff, but it ain't been showin' up anywhere else. All the kinds a' things you'd need for an inter-dimensional expedition. So, check that place out, and look for records a' where they might be sending it.

Unnecessary solicitation

Tha Circle brought the book out here for one of their blokes called Maros or sumthin'. I just need the book ta make sure I ain't powerin' up the whole thing up wrong.

Mission Objective(s)

These ancient edifices are now home to the dread sorceries of the Circle of Thorns.

  • Take book from Circle
    • Find Book

You got the book. Now for the coordinates.

Enemies

Badge villain cot Circle of Thorns

You found the book you need

Icon clue generic
Of the Great Tower
Despite the books title, it seems to be all about how the Circle makes their portals. It's written in their own language, but copiously illustrated. On further perusal, it looks like the book isn't so much about portals in general, but that it's summing up how certain aspects of portal creation pertain to a much larger project.


Unnecessary solicitation

Ya got tha book. Now, ya gotta get tha coordinates. An' watch out fer Nemesis Automatons. Those things're dangerous.

Mission Objective(s)

Offices usually seem weird in general, but this one feels way wrong.

  • Steal Coordinates
    • Find Coordinates

You found a file with useful information.

Enemies

Badge villain nemesis Nemesis Automatons

You found the file you're looking for.

Icon clue generic
Nemesis Explorer Report
These reports from the Nemesis Army Exploration corps cites dozens of different parallel dimensions and list the coordinates for many of them.

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

Random chatter 1: (may be repeated by other Nemesis Automatons)

Before combat:
Random Nemesis Automaton 1: "Did you see the game last night?"
Random Nemesis Automaton 2: "Who made the coffee this morning?"
Combat start:
Random Nemesis Automaton 1: "I need to see those TPS reports."

Random chatter 2:

Before combat:
Random Nemesis Automaton 3: "Lovely weather today."
Random Nemesis Automaton 4: "I need to see those TPS reports."
Combat start:
Random Nemesis Automaton 3: "Who made the coffee this morning?"

Warhulk:

Combat start:
"After babysitting these mechanical paper-pushers, I've been spoiling for a real fight."
"Have at you!"'

Debriefing

Perfect! You're absolutely brilliant, Character! I hope ya didn' have too much trouble. Nemesis like to use those creepy office robots in places like that. Marvelous engineerin'. They really look human, 'till ya get too close, at least. An' those were probably older models. Anyway, we should have this up and runnin' in no time, now.


Trick the Rikti to attack Longbow explorers Edit

Briefing

Those Longbow an' Portal Corps 'eroes just won't let up. We need a way to distract 'em, or at least find someone else for them ta play with. Fortunately, I got a plan. It's kinda dangerous, and involved tha Rikti. More specifically, it involves calling tha Rikti down on Longbow. Ya interested?

Mission acceptance

There should be 4 devices that tha explorers are usin' ta pin down their coordinates. Plant one a' these devices on each one, an' then get outta there. Tha Rikti should show up any minute an' head ta tha device. Ya might not want ta be there when that happens. Ya should also make sure that the expedition's leader is out a' tha picture, just ta help tha panic. He's a fella called Dr. Advance. Shouldn't be hard ta miss.

These devices should bring the Rikti running.

Icon clue generic
Rikti signal devices
These captured pieces of Rikti technology are made to find ways to signal the aliens. Hook them into the right equipment, and they'll even do it across dimensions.

Unnecessary solicitation

Plant tha devices an' take out tha Expedition's. That should keep 'em in a panic.

Mission Objective(s)

The air on this world has a strange electrical feeling to it, and you hear faint static pops and crackles accompany your every move. It's not enough to bother you, but it does feel odd.

  • Cause a Rikti attack
    • 4 devices to alter
    • Defeat Dr. Advance

You set the Rikti on Longbow and the Portal Corp. expedition.

Dr Advance

Dr. Advance

Enemies

Note: Both groups will be hostile to each other.
V badge LongbowBadge Longbow
Badge villain rikti Rikti
(Once you plant the devices)

V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! Altering a device will trigger two waves of ambushes by Rikti.

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

Dr. Advance:

Combat start: "Character, you fool!"
"I have a no time for your interruptions!"
"I have a great deal of science to get done!"

Debriefing

You caused some real fireworks, you did. Tha Rikti followed in force. Longbow's gonna have a hard time takin' care a' that mess.


Stop Dr. Aeon's unauthorized dimension hopping Edit

Briefing

I don't believe this. Arbiter Leery just dropped a major problem on me lap. Seems that Dr. Aeon 'as been doing some indimensional exploration on 'is own, without any authorization from Arachnos. Now Leery's told me I gotta be tha one ta handle it, or it's tha end a' me project, an' maybe tha end a' me. I ain't got tha forces I'd need ta take Aeon on me own, but Leery did give me some money ta do it with. I could spend a lot of time to get a force together, or I could 'ire you an' anyone else you choose an pay ya tha same ta stop Dr. Aeon's unauthorized dimension 'opping.

Mission Acceptance

Thanks, Character. Ya just saved me weeks a' paperwork. Now, we don't want to gaff Aeon 'imself, 'cause 'e's such a big resource for Arachnos. What I'll need ya ta do is take out 'is expedition force, an' then take out 'is lab. For tha expedition, take out the analysis gear an' tha expedition's leader. The world's dead, so there shouldn't be any locals to interrupt. For tha lab, you'llh ave ta go inta Aeon City. Arachnos've already got over-rides ta get ya inside. Once in, you'll destroy tha computers an' capture his two science leads. They'll end up on my team after. I don't think it'll be too hard for ya.

Unnecessary solicitation

Like I said, there'll be two parts ta this. First up, take out tha expedition by destroyin' their research equipment an' defeatin' tha expedition's leader.

Mission Objective(s)

When Dr. Aeon goes too far, someone's got to pull him back down.

  • Destroy Aeon's expedition
    • Defeat Commander & Staff
    • 3 devices to destroy

You've wrecked Dr. Aeon's expeditionary force. Now for the lab.

Enemies

V badge ArachnosBadge Arachnos

Notable NPCs

  • Expedition Commander (Crab Spider Webmaster) (Boss)
  • Phase Transitor (Object)
  • Psycholotronic Amplifier (Object)
  • Harmonic Chronomitron: (Object)

NPC Text

Psycholotronic Amplifier:

Before combat:
Random Arachnos member 1: "Have you tried reading the manual for this thing? "
Random Arachnos member 2: "No."
Random Arachnos member 1: " 'Then initiate the over frequency amplifier while maintaining the etheric alignment.' "
Random Arachnos member 1: "It reads like stereo instructions!"
Combat start:
Random Arachnos member 1: "Forget that, stop Character!"

Phase Transiter:

Before combat:
Random Arachnos member 3: "Do you have any idea what this thing does?"
Random Arachnos member 4: "Sure."
Random Arachnos member 4: "It's a phase transiter."
Random Arachnos member 4: "It, uh... Monitors phase states..."
Random Arachnos member 4: "and, uh, transits them through, uh..."
Random Arachnos member 3: "You really don't, don't you?"
Random Arachnos member 4: "No."
Random Arachnos member 4: "I'm living a lie."
Combat start:
Random Arachnos member 3: "Cut the chatter, that's Character!"

Harmonic Chronomitron:

Before combat:
Random Arachnos member 5: "What the heck does 'Harmonic Chronomitron' even mean?"
Random Arachnos member 6: "Man, I joined Arachnos because I couldn't afford a good education. Why are you askin' me?"
Random Arachnos member 6: "Well, that and the shooting people."
Random Arachnos member 5: "True. The shooting people is pretty good."
Combat start:
Random Arachnos member 5: "Speaking of shooting people, that's Character!"

The Expedition Commander:

Before combat:
"Why do I volunteer for these things?"
"You'd think I'd have learned after Aeon had me collecting Shivan slime last month."
Combat start: "Why do these things keep happening to me?"


Unnecessary solicitation

Now for tha Lab. You'll have ta go inta Aeon city. Arachnos've already got over-rides ta get ya inside. Once in, you'll destroy tha computers an' capture his two science leads.

Mission Objective(s)

The Arachnos codes were good, so it took minutes for the Alarms to kick in. But it's too late now.

  • Take out Aeon's lab
    • 2 scientists to kidnap
    • 2 computers to destroy

You've crippled Dr. Aeon's interdimensional research.

Enemies

V badge ArachnosBadge Arachnos

V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! Kidnapping (or rescuing, in one case) a scientist will result in three waves of ambushes by Arachnos. Combined, it will be six waves of ambushes altogether.

Random Arachnos ambush: "Character is kidnapping a scientist! ATTACK!"

Notable NPCs

NPC Text

Portal Computer: (for both)

Combat start:
Random Arachnos guard: "Defend the computer!"

Portal Scientist 1:

Before combat:
Portal scientist: "I tell you, we must evacuate, and quickly!"
Random Arachnos guard: "Dr. Aeon says we stay."
Combat start:
Portal scientist: "Character! You soldiers must protect me!"
Random Arachnos guard: "Don't worry, Doc. We can handle Character easy."
Upon 'rescue': "I will not fight. I know it's useless."
If lost:
"I said I wouldn't fight,"
"but I said nothing about fleeing while I can."
If recaptured:
"Character is here!"
"Soldiers, to arms!"
If refound: "Curses. Caught again."
Upon reaching entrance:
"I regret none of the work I've done with Dr. Aeon."
"The man is a genius!"

Portal Scientist 2:

Before combat:
Portal scientist: "Character's here?"
Random Arachnos guard: "Yes, Ma'am."
Combat start:
Portal scientist: "Oh, no. It's Character!"
Portal scientist: "No doubt here to drag me to safety,"
Random Arachnos guard: "Don't worry, we'll protect..."
Random Arachnos guard: "Wait a second..."
Random Arachnos guard: "What was that?"
Portal scientist: "I mean,"
Portal scientist: "drag me away from Dr. Aeon."
Upon 'rescue':
"Alright, just so we understand each other:"
"You're a villain, I'm a helpless hostage who isn't actually desperate to get out of this madhouse."
"Now let's move."
If lost: "Character! You're supposed to be kidnapping me, remember?"
If recaptured:
"Oh great."
"My heroes."
"Good save guys."
"Really."
If refound:
"Don't you EVER let them get close to me again"
"Or I swear, you'll wake up in another dimension."
Upon reaching entrance:
"If anyone asks, make sure to tell them I was begging for my life the whole way, okay?"
"And thanks, Character."

Debriefing

An' that's how ya take care of scientific rivals! Brilliant work, Character. I already got both those scientists ya grabbed workin' for me, though one of 'em seems a bit more eager than the other. Still, it should be a big boon to me work, and Arbiter Leery's 'appy. You really did right by me.

You got me trust, mate. You're all right in my book. Here, have a look at these nifty new Enhancements.

Find survivors from another expedition Edit

Briefing

I've lost contact with one a' me other exploration teams. They're a bunch a' Arachnos Commandos. I sent 'em to investigate what could be tha world where the Rikti harvest some kinda slime monsters they're using over in Paragon, and try ta bring back a sample for experimentation. Last thing I got was that they'd been spotted by the Rikti. The mission is ta go ta that world and try ta bring back any survivors. Are ya up for it?

Mission acceptance

I doubt there'll be more than one or two men alive, but do what ya can. An' try ta find any of their samples. Those slime thingies could be really useful ta know more about.

Unnecessary solicitation

Same as Mission acceptance

Mission Objective(s)

Everything about this world feels unnatural.

  • Rescue Expedition
    • Find Sample
    • Find Survivor

You found the fate of the lost expedition, and recovered the sample they'd procured.

Enemies

Badge villain hydra Hydra
Badge villain rikti Rikti

You found a sample Hydra spore in stasis.

Icon clue generic
Hydra sample
This is a sample of the spores of the strange slime-creatures called the Hydra. The Rikti seem to use these things as biological weapons. It's no wonder Arachnos is interested in them as well.
V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! Upon opening the crate, there will be three waves of ambushes by Hydra.

Random Hydra ambush: "GLORRBBLE!"

V archetypeicon stalker Ambush! Upon rescuing the Survivor, there will be three waves of ambushes by Hydra.

Random Hydra ambush: "GLORRBBLE!"

Notable NPCs

  • Chief Mentalist (Boss) (Guarding the survivor)
  • Survivor (Ally)

NPC Text

Survivor:

Before combat: "Lord Recluse will wipe you freaks from the cosmos!"
Combat start:
Survivor: "Character! You gotta get me out of here!"
Random Rikti guard: "Annihilate Target: Character"
Upon rescue: "These things took out my squad. You want my help, you got it."
If lost, and refound: "You won't take me alive!"

Debriefing

Bad end ta' a' lotta good fellas, but that's 'ow super-science goes, I guess. Still, glad it wasn't me. That bit a' them slime monsters ya grabbed'll be worth a lot ta tha bio-warfare boys. Good work all 'around. 'cept for them blokes gettin' killed, I suppose.

Notes

Before Issue 7, this mission used to award the Multidimensional exploration badge for villains. However, this badge is no longer available for villains and any villain characters that received the badge have had it removed.

Notes Edit

  • During one of the missions, you are sent to capture a Captain Rick Deckard. However, in several other references in the story arc and mission descriptions, he is named as Lieutenant Marko or Lieutenant Marco.
  • Grant Naylor is the pseudonymn used by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor on their work with the Red Dwarf series. Many references to the series appear in Naylor's missions.

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