The sleeper must not wake.
master protocols disengaged
psychic leakage: minimal
returning to baseline heartbeat”
“A sad monster. I can hear it sometimes, I think. When I sleep.”
|Owner(s)||Government Blacksite Division|
The Blacksite is a multi-layered area, possibly alternate reality. Something is held at the lowest level, something sad and asleep. Each level presumably has one Key - a parahuman who can open the gate to the next level. Explorations have only been on the first level of the Blacksite as of now.
Concrete wall around Blacksite is a reactive defence, changing form to mirror incoming attacks or attempts to go over it. Wall is safe and permeable to people from the outside - portal to an alternate reality? This wall is impassable from the inside, tying into the theory that the Blacksite is containment for something. Can teleportation be used to exit the Blacksite? Unknown.
Blacksite division capes (Last Alphabet, Overload)
Plato - Thinker, sees possibilities and future paths. Enigma - Stranger, related to hiding things and memory
Site of the final confrontation with Victoria of the Nightingales.
There was a brief, ongoing controversy concerning Blacksite materials being leaked out to the public. A figure who was known only as the Grey Masked Man, working through a proxy cape named Emissary, was distributing materials from the Blacksite on the black market for profit. The Goodmans were involved in the purchase and redistribution of many of these materials. These samples were the source of a number of incidents through Grand Haven. The only thread that initially connected these incidents was the black, tar-like material common to each anomaly. There was a street thug who turned into a massive, tar-covered monster, a mutated sewer beast, and a strange knife.
This knife was sold to the cluster members of a cape named Specter, after they were told that it would be able to permanently debilitate him. Upon being injured by the knife, black tar covered Specter's entire body, locking him in place. The intervention of some local heroes fended off the other capes in the cluster, and they were eventually able to reverse the process that had paralyzed Specter. However, an unfortunate interaction with some time-manipulating tinkertech caused the knife to explode, flinging tar through the entire room, resulting in permanent, black scars on the bodies of capes present, including Archangel, that resisted even powered healing.
Eventually, Grey Mask's liaison, Emissary, was captured and interrogated. He was forced into revealing the identity of his handler, the Blacksite liaison and Thinker 9, Plato. He also claimed that his master was acting out of frustration with the other members of the Blacksite Division, claiming that their discoveries needed to be shared or there may be dire consequences for the world at large. When the other Blacksite Division members refused, he went behind their backs, selling the samples to obtain the money and influence he needed to overturn the decision of their peers.
Finally, a team of caped investigators arrested Plato. He was captured, and remains to this day in a soundproof cell, unable to communicate with the outside world for fear that he would influence his jailers into releasing him with his powers.