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I'm on the server early. This message popped up in-system: 

Quote: Withstand the Praetorian Surge on Freedom
 - Friday, May 27 

This is it. Emperor Marcus Cole will be leading the Praetorian assault on Primal Earth at 4pm Pacific (7pm Eastern/12am BST/1:00 CEST) today, Friday, May 27! And don't forget! If we manage to get more than 2500 heroes and villains to join in our effort today, a special account-wide badge will be given out if you log in to any live European or North American server during the weekend of May 27th through May 30th! 

And as if this wasn't enough, we plan to give away Steampunk pack codes and costume codes in Pocket D at around 7pm Pacific (10pm Eastern/3am BST/4:00 CEST)... provided we manage to repel the assault! We'll see you later!
All hail the power of STEAM! Big Grin

(For those of us in the Central Time Zone - that Pocket D Steampunk pack giveaway is 9PM.)
I'm on the road right now, but I'm going to try like hell to be there in 90 minutes to an hour.
-- Bob
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Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.

dark seraph

Taken from the Invasion of Freedom.
Quote:[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Attention people of Primal Earth.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: I had wished to join our two worlds together without the need for bloodshed.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: But it has become clear to me and my advisors that there are those amongst you who are resolute in their outdated idea of freedom no matter the cost.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: The cost will be high, but ensuring the greater good for your world is too important, too critical for the survival of both our worlds.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: We are liberators, not conquerors.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: I ask that those who wish to avoid conflict and peacefully join the Praetorian Empire stand aside.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Let those who would sacrifice your safety die for their ideals this day and make way for your new world order.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: I am Emperor Marcus Cole of the Praetorian Empire, and by sovereign decree I claim the world of Primal Earth as a protected holding of Praetoria!
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: All Praetorian forces, commence your assaults!
[Admin] Anti-Matter: Cole, for the record, I am helping, unlike that catgirl loving Neuron.
proof our Dev's are friken epic

Quote:[Admin] Ms. Liberty: HEROES OF PARAGON CITY, VILLAINS OF THE ROGUE ISLES!
Admin] Ms. Liberty: PRAETORIAN ARMIES HAVE BEEN DETECTED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS: ATLAS PARK, KINGS ROW, STEEL CANYON, FOUNDERS FALL, CAP AU DIABLE, GRANDVILLE, AND ST. MARTIAL!
[Admin] Ms. Liberty: TO ARMS! DEFEND PRIMAL EARTH FROM THE ARMIES OF TYRANT!
Quote:[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: I had thought this world's defenses would be more formidable. All forces, engage secondary and tertiary targets at will!
[Admin] Ms. Liberty: Cole! You monster! You'll never take Primal Earth!
Quote:[Admin] Marauder: You people call THIS thing a city?!
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: My first defeat, these Primal Earthlings are no match for my power!
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: All Praetorian Forces, have no fear, these so called 'Heroes' cannot hold a torch to my Praetorian Guard!
[Admin] Marauder: How many of you chumps are 'Powers Division', huh?! Buncha backstabbers!
[Admin] Marauder: Alright boys, round 'em up, we've got Silver Lake handled in Steel Canyon!
Quote:[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: This is Emperor Marcus Cole to all Imperial Defense Forces here on Primal Earth. Operation Switchback has begun. All forces descend upon Grandville immediately!
moments later
Quote:[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Imperial Defense Forces. Fall back to initial targets. Somehow these Primals knew we were headed to Grandville and were ready for us.
[Admin] Anti-Matter: SOmehow? You broadcast it on an open frequency, moron, that's how I picked it up!
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: NEURON!!!! You said this channel was secure!
[Admin] Neuron: As secure as anything relayed through Anti-Matter's armor is
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: You two brainiacs figure this out and get my invasion comms secured or I'll have Praetor White smash your heads together like grapefruits!
[Admin] Neuron: I've spent many years redoing Anti-Matter's tech, this won;t take long
[Admin] Anti-Matter: Neuron, Nothing about you that a can of Static Guard can't fix.
[Admin] Neuron: I managed to find another flaw in Anti-Matter's armor, Emperor. Keyes is wearing it!
[Admin] Anti-Matter: Hey, why don't you make more speed clones, then you can be a hundred times as useless!
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: ENOUGH![Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Get back on track for this invasion or I'm turning this army around and we're going home!
[Admin] Infernal: INFERNAL WANT MORE DEMONS. NO GO HOME  
Quote:[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Alright, Atlas Park has drawn the attention of a majority of this city's defenders. Time to hit them where it hurts!
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Where is Tilman when you need a distraction...
[Admin] Anti-Matter: Tilman? Send Neuron, he's a distraction alright, he's the poster child for ADHD
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Neuron! Where is that secret weapon of yours? Get your girlfriend to Atlas Park immediately, I have a few heroes that need evicerating!
[Admin] Anti-Matter: Yeah, Neuron, did you bring your catnip?
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Atlas Park is in good hands, now to my primary objective.
Quote:[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: All Imperial Defense Forces. This is the Emperor.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: We have what we came for.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: prepare to withdraw all forces.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: All Warworks, fight to the bitter end and initialize self destruct sequence.
[Admin] War Witch: And STAY out
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: All Praetors, fall back with your forces.
[Admin] Black Scorpion: THAT WAS EASY. TRY HARDER NEXT TIME.
[Admin] War Witch: Nice job, Heroes! Way to show those Praetorians what's what! "Emperor" Cole is just a tyrant!
[Admin] NCsoft_Zwillinger: I'm gonna let you finish Emperor Cole, but you should know that Primal Earth is the best dimension EVER!
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Zwillinger, I'll see to it that you have a place in my Empire.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: As a cleanerbot! [Admin] War Witch: Sell it somewhere else, Cole.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: I'm not selling anything, War Witch.
[Admin] War Witch: I hear the Shadow Shard is lovely this time of year. Mind the drop.
 [Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: But your people certainly seem willing to buy.
[Admin] War Witch: You've been drinking too much of your own "fortified" Enriche, Cole.
 [Admin] Anti-Matter: I was in ur dimenshun, killin ur d00ds.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Good job, Anti-Matter. Troll them.
[Admin] War Witch: Anti-Matter = Doesn't Matter
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Now that I have my mocha frap, all is well.
[Admin] Black Scorpion: Hey Anti-Matter, sup. I got all this fancy armor to play with now. Soon as I buff out the "Siege" nameplate.
[Admin] Anti-Matter: Positron is soooo much cooler than me, I admit
[Admin] War Witch: On that, we agree.
 [Admin] NCsoft_Zwillinger: They don't have Starbucks in Praetoria Cole? I thought those were everywhere...
 [Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: War Witch, you may want to look amongst the ranks of your people, already they have begun bowing before me and asking for a place at my side.
 [Admin] War Witch: Better to slip the knife between your shoulder blades, Cole.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: The plans for my new world spanning Coffee Empire are now complete.
[Admin] War Witch: Oh just leave already so I can have the last word.
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Ok, I'm leaving...
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Totally gone now.
[Admin] War Witch: Good. Go.
and after the invasion was over
Quote:[Admin] Anti-Matter: OOops
[Admin] NCsoft_Zwillinger: *looks up* is it safe yet?
[Admin] War Witch: Oh for the love of green hair.... *kicks Anti-Matter out*
[Admin] Anti-Matter: Oh man, DJ Zero can nullify the Devastation Beam!
[Admin] Anti-Matter: That man is more powerful than ANY Incarnate I have seen
[Admin] NCsoft_Zwillinger: You know what the most diabolic thing about all of this...These folks just want to PARTY![Admin] NCsoft_Zwillinger: You know what the most diabolic thing about all of this...These folks just want to PARTY!
[Admin] Anti-Matter: It's Friday, Friday!
[Admin] NCsoft_Freitag: No it's not, it's Freitag.
[Admin] Black Scorpion: So, War Witch, are you considering "Going Rogue" any time soon?
[Admin] Anti-Matter: Partyin' partyin', YEAH!
[Admin] War Witch: No way, Black Scorpion. Red is just not my color.
[Admin] NCsoft_Zwillinger: And don't forget! If you're wearing a Steampunk Costume, show us what you've got!
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: STOP!
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: WAIT ONE SECOND!
[Admin] NCsoft_Freitag: Hammer Time!
[Admin] NCsoft_Freitag: Oh wait ...[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: WHAT IS A SEAGULL DOING ON MY THRONE!?!?
[Admin] NCsoft_Zwillinger: I TOLD YOU SO!
[Admin] War Witch: Just wait till he leaves, then you'll know how he really feels about you, Cole Wink [Admin] Second Measure: Freitag is totally named after that one YouTube Video about looking forward to the weekend, right?
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: Golden - Girl.... you will pay.
[Admin] War Witch: GG, you're in troubbbbbbllllleeeee....
[Admin] Emperor Marcus Cole: It's just basic respect. A man has a right to sit on his throne without someone elses *cough* all over it!
[Admin] Second Measure: All you did was stand in Pkcet D drinking Tea, WW, I was watching


you missed the catnip line Smile
-Terry
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"so listen up boy, or pornography starring your mother will be the second worst thing to happen to you today"
TF2: Spy
Also missed the lines of back and forth-ing between Zwillinger and Cole. I've got them around here somewhere...
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Those who fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do.

dark seraph

got as much of it as a could, but the catnip line is there.


ahh, I missed it because I was looking for boobcats response:

^__^

(or something like that, I didn't have logging turned on for the newbie I rolled for this)
-Terry
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"so listen up boy, or pornography starring your mother will be the second worst thing to happen to you today"
TF2: Spy
This is the second part I got.
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[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Alright, Atlas Park has drawn the attention of a majority of this city's defenders. Time to hit them where it hurts!
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Where is Tilman when you need a distraction...
[Admin]  Anti-Matter: Tilman? Send Neuron, he's a distraction alright, he's the poster child for ADHD
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Neuron! Where is that secret weapon of yours? Get your girlfriend to Atlas Park immediately, I have a few heroes that need evicerating!
[Admin]  Anti-Matter: Yeah, Neuron, did you bring your catnip?
[Admin] Bobcat: ^--^
[Admin] Anti-Matter: Bobcat? Here kitty, kitty! Give this bomb to your idiot boyfriend.
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Atlas Park is in good hands, now to my primary objective.
[Admin] War Witch: He got scairt.
[Admin] War Witch: All I do, all the live long day, is make Praetorian bullies run back to mommy.
[Admin] War Witch: Oh hai, Mother Mayhem.  Meet the heroes of Paragon City.   Please rememeber to tip your waitress on the way out.
[Admin] War Witch: It's about to be "Face Plant" in a minute.
[Admin] War Witch: May want to check the passport, MM.  It's lookin' like you're about to be DEPORTED.
[Admin] War Witch: And buh-bye.
[Admin] War Witch: Nice job, heroes!
[Admin] War Witch: Don't mess with Paragon City!
[Admin] War Witch: Okay, I'm going to see how they're doing in the other zones!  Good luck!
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: All Imperial Defense Forces. This is the Emperor.
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: We have what we came for.
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: prepare to withdraw all forces.
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: All Warworks, fight to the bitter end and initialize self destruct sequence.
[Admin]  War Witch: And STAY out.  
[Admin]  NCsoft_Zwillinger: Congratulations Heroes and Villains of Freedom! You have successfully pushed back the Praetorian Surge!
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: All Praetors, fall back with your forces.
[Admin]  NCsoft_Zwillinger: Ooops...sorry Marcus
[Admin]  Black Scorpion: THAT WAS EASY. TRY HARDER NEXT TIME.
[Admin]  War Witch: Nice job, Heroes!  Way to show those Praetorians what's what!  "Emperor" Cole is just a tyrant!
[Admin]  NCsoft_Zwillinger: I'm gonna let you finish Emperor Cole, but you should know that Primal Earth is the best dimension EVER!
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Zwillinger, I'll see to it that you have a place in my Empire.
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: As a cleanerbot!
[Admin]  War Witch: Sell it somewhere else, Cole.  
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: I'm not selling anything, War Witch.
[Admin]  War Witch: I hear the Shadow Shard is lovely this time of year.  Mind the drop.
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: But your people certainly seem willing to buy.
[Admin]  War Witch: You've been drinking too much of your own "fortified" Enriche, Cole.  
[Admin]  Anti-Matter: I was in ur dimenshun, killin ur d00ds.
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Good job, Anti-Matter. Troll them.
[Admin]  War Witch: Anti-Matter = Doesn't Matter
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Now that I have my mocha frap, all is well.
[Admin]  Black Scorpion: Hey Anti-Matter, sup. I got all this fancy armor to play with now. Soon as I buff out the "Siege" nameplate.
[Admin]  Anti-Matter: Positron is soooo much cooler than me, I admit
[Admin]  War Witch: On that, we agree.
[Admin]  NCsoft_Zwillinger: They don't have Starbucks in Praetoria Cole? I thought those were everywhere...
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: War Witch, you may want to look amongst the ranks of your people, already they have begun bowing before me and asking for a place at my side.
[Admin]  War Witch: Better to slip the knife between your shoulder blades, Cole.
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: The plans for my new world spanning Coffee Empire are now complete.
[Admin]  War Witch: Oh just leave already so I can have the last word.
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Ok, I'm leaving...
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Totally gone now.
[Admin]  War Witch: Good.  Go.
[Admin]  Anti-Matter: OOops
[Admin]  NCsoft_Zwillinger: *looks up* is it safe yet?
[Admin]  War Witch: Oh for the love of green hair....  *kicks Anti-Matter out*
[Admin]  Anti-Matter: Oh man, DJ Zero can nullify the Devastation Beam!
[Admin]  Anti-Matter: That man is more powerful than ANY Incarnate I have seen
[Admin]  NCsoft_Zwillinger: You know what the most diabolic thing about all of this...These folks just want to PARTY!
[Admin]  Anti-Matter: It's Friday, Friday!
[Admin]  NCsoft_Freitag: No it's not, it's Freitag.
[Admin]  Black Scorpion: So, War Witch, are you considering "Going Rogue" any time soon?
[Admin]  Anti-Matter: Partyin' partyin', YEAH!
[Admin]  War Witch: No way, Black Scorpion.  Red is just not my color.
[Admin]  NCsoft_Zwillinger: And don't forget! If you're wearing a Steampunk Costume, show us what you've got!
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: STOP!
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: WAIT ONE SECOND!
[Admin]  NCsoft_Freitag: Hammer Time!
[Admin]  NCsoft_Freitag: Oh wait ...
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: WHAT IS A SEAGULL DOING ON MY THRONE!?!?
[Admin]  NCsoft_Zwillinger: I TOLD YOU SO!
[Admin]  War Witch: Just wait till he leaves, then you'll know how he really feels about you, Cole Wink
[Admin]  Second Measure: Freitag is totally named after that one YouTube Video about looking forward to the weekend, right?
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: Golden - Girl.... you will pay.
[Admin]  War Witch: GG, you're in troubbbbbbllllleeeee.... 
[Admin]  Emperor Marcus Cole: It's just basic respect. A man has a right to sit on his throne without someone elses *cough* all over it!
[Admin]  Second Measure: All you did was stand in Pkcet D drinking Tea, WW, I was watching
[Admin]  NCsoft_Zwillinger: We're hitting all of the Pocket D's Folks...so please be patient!
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Those who fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do.
If anyone wanted the badge for the event and missed it, the concurrent players record of 3500 was broken - over 4000 were on.  As a result, the "Defender of Primal Earth" account-wide badge is available through Tuesday morning.
Forum post with copy/paste of Zwill's in-game announcement of this: http://boards.cityofheroes.com/showpost ... ostcount=1