Following the successful saving of both person (The cosmic interdimensional vagabond known as The Wanderer) and property (An innocent Sunday School in Arkansas), the heroes return with their new arrival to their main base in New York.
What followed was an attempt to determine what to do next which resulted in...I don't know how else to put this...superhuman brain farts.
The assembled awesomeness of Project: UNITY, heroes that previously defeated the likes of Paradigm Shift, Dr. Helix, The Golden Marauder, Think Tank and Gigaton, were completely stymied.
Simplified, the situation is this:
Ishtara Dys'Dayn, conqueroring 'Empress of a Billion Dimension', has discovered the existance of Dark Seraph, an seriously evil fallen angel bent on taking over or destroying Heaven, Hell and Earth. She has decided he is so interesting, exciting and unique that she is going to free Dark Seraph from his imprisonment in The Abyss and, y'know, see if he wants to hang out.
The key phrase above is 'going to'. She has not yet reached him.
Their main approach to the problem was to get help from one or more of The Wanderer's fellow cosmic beings, The Extrastentials. The focus of their plan was to convince these reality spanning entities to fight, trap or otherwise stop the trans-universal power couple of Dys'Dayn and Dark Seraph from kicking this dimension's quantum butt.
When I asked, "How are you going to convince them to do that. Why should they help you?", the players largely responded with the most trivial of reasons. Dave had Silver Sun (though it is in character for Silver Sun I suppose) say something like, "You see this technomagic nanotech skin I have? This is the most incredible thing I have ever encountered. If this universe is destroyed than this unique thing won't exist."
Really? In all the parallel worlds of the multiverse there is nothing like this? There are no parallel Silver Suns? This is made even odder by the fact that we actually mentioned a parallel Silver Sun earlier in the adventure. Also, your own power is the most amazing thing you've ever seen? And you say this as you talk about the coming of a fallen angel and the extradimensional wicked queen who has the hots for him to a glowing green guy in a cape and toga who is on a walkabout through different realities? Self absorbed much?* / **
What should the heroes do? Tell me what you'd do.
*I am teasing here Dave. It did strike me as odd though. I know Silver Sun is young and inexperienced compared to some of the other heroes but it just struck me as odd. To me it was like looking at your hand, thinking it was incredible and saying, "Hey, isn't my hand incredible?" to a Giant, Glowing Hand.
**My current batch of players, and I've noticed this for some time now, remind me of MMO players who don't team. You're in an online world with thousands of other people and you solo like you're playing a single player game. It's like the other players and their PCs aren't that important. They are playing next to each other but not with each other. Very weird.