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Aliases: #REDIRECT [[Sutton]]


[[Sutton]] :: [[Sutton Hill]] :: [[Deke]] :: [[Deke Heppener]] :: [[Padre]]

High Concept: Taciturn Head Park Ranger Hates Injustice and Rights Wrongs
Trouble: Evil begins when you treat people like things.
  • I Can't Help Seeing The Real Story
  • So hey. There's a future. It's Willow.
  • Jenkins was the route to salvation.
  • MITO Strong: I can lift 2000 to 5000 Kg, jump 5m straight up, and walk through normal barriers like they're not even there.
  • MITO Tough: It takes armour piercing rounds to get through my skin and even then they don't go far. I can use my strength without hurting myself. Radiation, vacuum, huge accelerations - I'm fine with them all.
  • MITO Fast: My reaction times are significantly faster than normal humans, meaning I can run 60Km/h, dodge almost anything a normie throws at me, and think faster than you expect.
  • Immune to fire: Just what it says.
Fate Points
Refresh: 5 Current Total 5
Careful Clever Flashy Forceful Quick Sneaky
+5 +4 0 +3 +3 +2
Sophant Characteristics
  • Tracking: Honed through years of experience on the trails, I gain a +2 (Careful) bonus to discovering clues / learning about who or what has been in the area.
  • Hairs On The Back Of My Neck: My military and outdoor experience allow me to reveal something hidden or anticipate a threat once per session.
  • Voice of Reason: I have learned how to diffuse tense situations / change minds to be more reasonable through force of personality. Not nuclear exchanges. Just arguments. +2 to carefully de-escalate an argument or facilitate co-operation between parties.
  • Healing Factor: Once per turn physical stress and damage is reduced by 2 points, so a 4 point slot is removed in 2 turns. The smallest slots heal first (1 Stress, 2S, 2 Consequence, 3S, 4S, 4C, etc.).
Magic: Spells and Powers
Augmentation: Genetic and Cybernetic
Damage Resistance and Healing
  • +2 vs most physical assault (not crushing)
  • +1 vs laser damage
  • +2 vs radiation damage
  • Healing Factor of 2
  • Smith and Wesson Model 3: Damage: +1, 6 rounds, any ammo
Stress: Mental Max 2 Stress: Physical Max 5
1 2 1 2 3 4 5
Consequences (Max 8)


57 Years old, grey hair & semi-cultivated beard. Sturdily built, but with a bit of a beer belly. My uniform is never quite in tip top shape (shirt partly untucked, stain on pants, frayed ranger hat).


Montana is my heart and my home. It's all I had left since my wife Margaret died five years ago and my daughter Grace fled the pain of her death (2029). A few days ago (2034-02-22) I got a lead from Jenkins on her whereabouts: up in Canada. I dropped everything to follow the (very cold) trail. My little girl might hate me, but I can't rest without doing whatever I can to help her.

Served 15yrs in the US Marines. Volunteered at 18. Saw combat during several tours in Afghanistan. Made a close bond with Abram Jenkins, whom I kind of took under my wing at first, but then we became like brothers.

When my wife was alive having a drink wasn't a problem. When she died I lost control and went straight into the maelstrom. Grace essentially lost both of us, and after she realized that she couldn't help me, she left. I don't know what brought me back (I guess I found that 'bottom' they speak of), but I managed to get up from the dark place. But Grace was long gone. I managed to get my job back, and eke out a semblance of a living, but I need to find my daughter. I'll never give up on her. I need to make sure she's OK. I need to tell her how sorry I am.


Genie is my daughter. Dan is her boyfriend. Tank is my blood brother.


Italics indicate changes that have completed.

  • Day 1: +1 Forceful, +1 Quick, Damage Resistance +1 vs non-chemical stress.
  • Day 2: -1 Careful
  • Day 3: -1 Careful (-2 total)
  • Day 4: +1 Forceful, Damage Resistance +1 (+2 total) vs non-chemical stress
  • Day 5: +1 Quick (+2 total)
  • Day 6: +1 Clever
  • Day 7: +1 Forceful (+3 total)
  • Day 10: Healing Factor +1
  • Day 14: Healing Factor +1 (+2 total)



Sutton can cause drastic increases in the heat energy of the air around him by increasing the kinetic energy of the molecules and directing them away from himself. This does raise the temperature quite a bit, but the majority of the effect is in the amount of energy in the air.

Details of his powers are listed in the 'Spells and Powers' section of this sheet.

Mercenary Operations

Starting on 2034-03-05 Sutton began hiring people to work physical security at CAFEL and to go on missions for a variety of reasons, including extractions.

Among the initial hires are several senior specialists:

  • Salt: Sarcastic, Unflappable, No Questions Asked Delivery Service
  • Rod: The Bigger The Machine The Better I Wear It
  • Polly: Cocky Covert Killer Put Family First
  • Bennie: Country Musician Meets Hotshot Pilot
  • Pleas: Momma Is A Ground Pounder


Personal Events

Date Description
Date Description
2034-03-15 1817EDT (2317UTC+1) Gathering Forces Escaping from the rain of rock, the scientists hang back in an attempt to not be killed. For a brief moment they thought they were safe. They were wrong.
2034-03-15 1812EDT Run For It Local Time: 2312h UTC+1

Summaries from different character perspectives.


We opened the session with 10,000 Splodyrats (tm) and 1,000 Terminators headed towards our cadre of heroes near the drop point. Q hacked into the rats and handed the keys over to the clanks. It explained that
2034-03-15 1811EDT Find Alternate Passage Droo heard Google's warning and took off, flying through the scorching wind and glowing tunnel in the blink of an eye. Vernon complained about the heat, but was through the hellish glow fast enough to avoid damage. A hundred metres more down the seaway tunnel there was a corrodor to the south. Accor
2034-03-15 1811EDT Everybody Has Incoming Outside, a host of 'sploderats - spaced out far enough to make picking them off a one-by-one the only option - became visible as they crossed the roadway between the drop site and the mountain. They were heading toward Taylor and team. HC soldiers advanced to positions of cover, but there are not en
2034-03-15 1808EDT Scouting Droo scouted ahead. He found a hall filled with looming death in the form of assault robots. Examining their positions, Droo realized he could fly above the the octocopers and below the roof with a comfortable margin of safety. When he reached the end of the corrodor he started back, dropping grenad
2034-03-15 1805EDT Mountain Assault The HC² and 288 HC assault on the mountain was costly, even for super-soldiers with a slowest running speed of 40km/h. 13 died on the way up, caught by heavy machine gun fire, mortar shells, and various robotic attackers. This left 275 to assault the base. The four HC2 showed their extraordinary ca
2034-03-15 1759EDT Emergency Dump Completed Chewie pooped out the contents of his hold in a high-G manoeuvre where he spun around to fly backwards to the target drop, while accelerating at 5g against his direction of flight. He opened his cargo ramp by jettisoning it. As his ground speed reached zero he used a carefully tuned ultrasonic blast
2034-03-15 1745EDT Chewie is fired on The attack was a surprise to everyone on board. Chewie dodged most of the damage, but had to work hard, including using the BUMPS to stabilize the passengers. The entire CAF Board were in the Council of Sophants meeting, but six of them were physically in Chewie. Willow, Sutton, AJ,
2034-03-15 1700EDT Council of Sophants Urgent Session The discussion was intense and heated, but it was also mostly positive. There was surprisingly little animosity among nations, but within them Mayors were often at odds with provincial and federal governments, and more aligned with the Corporations that ran the cities. IOTA raised a new kind of con
2034-03-15 1400EDT A Variety Of Events CAFIA wants a say at the board level in the future of CAF. Nonvoting Executive Member.
  • You worked out a precedent for AI sophants not being things (property or slaves).

Wake Up, Pops.

  • Spinal tap.
  • Dropped in a radioactive waste cooling pool. (Explains the sharp gradient of the radiation damage
2034-03-15 1300EDT Genie and Dan are pregnant-ish Simon approached Genie and Dan in the exam room. The ultrasounds had taken some detailed analysis to figure out. "I have mixed news," he said, sitting behind his desk. "The embryos are all healthy and developing at about three times the normal rate. So far there are 16 of them. It looks
2034-03-15 0900EDT Meet the AIs While Biggs and Droo were on their way to NYC to figure out what happened to Mother, CAFIA made it clear that she and Biggs were both sophants, newly hatched from the SCIFI team's tendency to not ask 'what's the worst that could happen?' She called a nine o'clock meeting for
2034-03-13 2100EDT Induction into HMSS Storm and Archie induct the others into HMSS by the simple process of telling them about it and about Storm's history of service to CSIS and INCIS. They have a mission now: kill Ellen and destroy the Cyborg Collective in every manner. They are given access to much of the
2034-03-13 1615EDT Council of Solar Powers - First Session Six minutes after Storm and Prince Archie locked themselves away, the door to the conference room opened. “We have a lot to talk about,” Storm said. She posted an agenda in the CAF Board virtual space, along with an address in UCANZ controlled network space. "Uh, Storm?" AJ
2034-03-13 1615EDT Council of Solar Powers - First Session Six minutes after Storm and Prince Archie locked themselves away, the door to the conference room opened. “We have a lot to talk about,” Storm said. She posted an agenda in the CAF Board virtual space, along with an address in UCANZ controlled network space. "Uh, Storm?" AJ
2034-03-13 0700EDT A couple has a conversation On the way home from the Amazon by a somewhat circuitous route, Sutton and Willow had a little chat. Sutton was concerned by Willow’s occasional slips into ‘mad scientist management by fear’, especially after Genie’s concerns that Willow must not backslide into Miranda again. The conver
2034-03-12 1500EDT Chewie wanders through the wardrobe With the aerospace team working with Chewie to run the maintenance drones, the flight to the Amazon was amazingly quick. With everyone strapped in, she pushed out at 5g, heading nearly vertical until the atmosphere thinned. Shifting to rocket-mode, Chewie did something unexpected: she turned nose do
2034-03-11 2332EST Sutton and Ruth throw down Sutton felt Ruth glaring at him the whole way back to CAFEL. Her rage and disgust were obvious to everyone. GR Note: Redo this fight with new rules for combat and revised H. Cel. capabilities.
2034-03-11 2330EST Willow greets her returning hero Willow has identified that she is experiencing human emotion feelings for Sutton - an unprecidented event for her. Rationally, she recognizes that she is in a world where she lacks the control she previously had over her environment and other people. Having Sutton around makes her fe
2034-03-11 1910EST Escape From Atlanta On approach to Atlanta, Sutton, AJ, and Genie teamed up with two homo celestes soldiers each, using VBFS to fly in to each of the three safe houses to collect the extended family of our recently acquired scientist Taylor. Dan joined up with Genie's team when they
2034-03-11 1810EDT Chewie Goes Wheels Up The MITOs are joined by a crew of soldiers and specialists to head to Atlanta and recover Taylor's family. Sutton, Genie, and AJ each take charge of:
2034-03-11 1200EST CDC Extraction - Recon Storm wants the team to extract a Scientist and her extended family from the CDC centre in Atlanta. Droo and Sutton will organize a recce and determine the best way to approach the extraction.

Scientist: Taylor VanDerGreft (41) Ankle monitoring. Escorted to and from CDC daily.

Husband: [[Colin
2034-03-11 0800EST Arrest warrant for Deke Heppener
2034-03-11 0000EST Overview Today:
  • 2034-03-10 0600EDT Jake continues training (free 1h 0900, 1300, 1700)
  • 2034-03-10 060
2034-03-10 0000EST Overview Our MITOs gain +1 Healing factor today. This restores the sight of Dan and Genie. Unfortunately this means splitting eye aches for AJ and Sutton as their modified eyes are rejected by their bodies, and regenerated from the inside out.


  • 2034-03-10 0600EDT Jake continues t
2034-03-09 1031EST Selina meets Sutton In an effort to calm down the panicking Selina, Sutton privately reveals that he is really Deke. "The hell you say," Selena said, her mellow voice dripping sarcastic disbelief. "My Deke wadn't no big black bald bodybuilder." She looked him over again, her precious panic forgotten. "You
2034-03-09 1012EST Selina has trouble Selina will arrive, initially very surprised to find out that Sutton is deke and he's... different. They will have a nice moment of bonding, sharing a few old tales, and catching up with recent personal history. Then Selina will discover that this "new home" involves an underground mine and a flying
2034-03-09 0000EST Overview Luna Colony Alpha has had some time to deal with the fallout from King Henry's outburst.
2034-03-08 0000EST Overview Today,
2034-03-07 1630EST Elon Meets The Board The board meeting went well. Elon made a pitch to support CAF as good neighbours, The proposal includes a non-voting board seat for Elon Si he can provide guidance and strategic support to CAF. a relatively low cost lease on Boring machines and a clone of his Architectural AI are included as we
2034-03-07 0000EST Overview Val secures a network of trade agreements and alliances that make his company safe for the foreseeable future. MITOs pick up an additional point of Forceful. Willow verifies that the pheromones used in OBCo are not malicious or robbing people of free will.
  • [[2034-03-07 0600EDT Icky Ne
2034-03-06 0000EST Overview Much of what happened today.


Early in the morning Willow gets a call from NeuraLink wanting to discuss her proposal. They have been running simulations and live tests over the last 24h. They are impressed.

They are also unclear on how to generalize the process for [[Optod
2034-03-05 0000EST Overview The CAF and Luna Alpha timelines are beginning to intermix at this stage. Most of the lunar events will be noted in their own entries.



  • Droo: Assist in design and testing of security. That contract from Tank.
  • [
2034-03-05 0000EST Overview The CAF and Luna Alpha timelines are beginning to intermix at this stage. Most of the lunar events will be noted in their own entries.



  • Droo: Assist in design and testing of security. That contract from Tank.
  • [
2034-03-04 1300EST Aftermath and Construction Different characters have different tasks this afternoon.


2034-03-04 1100EST World events continue to escalate while the heroes try to get a base of operations set up.

World Events

This day saw relatively little military action between nations, who are still trying to figure out what happened to their missiles. Much of the Middle East conflict came to a sudden stop when
2034-03-04 0600EST Construction At this point the characters have some short term goals.

1. Defensive Power: Build a facility that will keep you and yours safe through the oncoming storm. At the same time, make yourselves a very expensive target to attack.

2. Offensive Power: Personally and collectively increase your
2034-03-03 2200UTC Hideout The flight to Elliot Lake is uneventful after the mess with Storm, Vernon, and Chewie right after takeoff.

2034-03-03 1800EST

  • Land at Elliot Lake
  • Begin repairs to Chewie
  • Begin unloading Chewie
  • Design new micro-fusion reactor
  • Rest
  • Watch in wonder and horror as the Cash
2034-03-03 1700UTC Meet the Board The morning started cold, bright, and calm. It didn't last.


Refreshed and healing, the team met before the board meeting to go over their approach to dealing with the PD and Genetek.They realized that Willow would have no value as a political piece in the maneuvering that wa
2034-03-01 2100EST A secret meeting in the dark (2034-03-01 2100EST) Jenkins is going to hand control of the facility back to Colonel Islay once he seems fit, and call you all to meet in a local pub - in a dark zone. Colonel Islay reports that the fresh line of fibre that was run down the pipe is somehow still not working for internet access
2034-03-01 1900EST Chasing Ellen (2034-03-01 1900EST)

The hunt for Ellen is on.

Jade, from the VR rig in Ring 2 uses the Clank-swarm to unbury Val, contain the zombified soldiers, and track Ellen into her bolt hole.

Miranda runs into the dark area speakers briefly with Storm and brings her our
2034-03-01 1300EST Bloodhounds start tracking the traitorous moles (2034-03-01 1300EST / 2034-03-01 1800UTC / 2034-03-01 1800LT) Jenkins hires Deke on short term emergency contract at an absurd rate: $40k/day for the first three days. It turns out he has a really big budget, especially in critical emergency situations. Deke reports to Jenkins,
2034-03-01 1145EST The enemy has a suitcase nuke (2034-03-01 11345EST / 2034-03-01 1645UTC / 2034-03-01 1645LT)

At this point:

  • Deke, Grace, Red, Jenkins, Kaleb, and Val are on the Ring 0 landing platform with the attackers. The platform is 50m x 50m square, 10m tall. It is carved into the side of the central pillar,
2034-03-01 1130EST Bertha is under attack (2034-03-01 1130EST / 2034-03-01 1630UTC / 2034-03-01 1630LT)

A lot happened in a short time.

  • 11:24 EST: Bertha is informed of an incursion into her body, uncovered by B and Google in the patterns of the internet.'"`UNIQ--ref-0000000F-QINU`"' The incursion is believed to
2034-03-01 0800EST Breakfast conversations and biorepairs (2034-03-01 0800EST / 2034-03-01 1300UTC / 2034-03-01 1300LT) I'm going to need help filling in these blanks. There were several conversations over breakfast, including Miranda revealing that the MITOs were targeted by Boeing, though without her knowledge. The eye surgeries, biopsies, Clank pro
2034-03-01 0206EST Becoming Celestes (2034-03-01 0206EST / 2034-03-01 0706UTC / 2034-03-01 0706LT)

Narrative: Chapter:0100


Back at 0702 UTC Deke and company display ZATS (Zombie Apocalypse Trigger Signals) so Miranda Moonscapes them. After they survive several minutes of hard vacuum and hard ra
2034-03-01 0200EST Moonscape Protocol (2034-03-01 0200EST / 2034-03-01 0700UTC / 2034-03-01 0700LT)

The narrative of these events is found in Chapter 0030. Quite a lot happened in five minutes.

Ralston, Droo had a confrontation, w
2034-03-01 0100EST Kaleb catches hell (2034-03-01 0100EST / 2034-03-01 0600UTC / 2034-03-01 0600LT) played on 2017-03-08


2034-03-01 0000EST Characters arrive at BURF (2034-03-01 0000EST / 2034-03-01 0500UTC / 2034-03-01 0500LT)


  • Deke wakes up in a quarantine room at BURF. He has a very ugly headache.
  • Droo lands in Sudbury Airport on a suborbital flight from [[Halif
2034-02-28 2300EST Eastern Asian Meet the Tetras (2034-02-28 2300EST / 2034-03-01 0400UTC / 2034-03-01 0400LT)


  • There is a pause in the action as the players continue what they were doing the last
2034-02-28 2300 UTC Deke heads out of town a ways, to the Trevella Stables, hoping he might find Grace.
2034-02-28 2200EST Characters converge on Sudbury (2034-02-28 2200EST / 2034-03-01 0300UTC / 2034-03-01 0300LT)


  • Deke and company are transferred to a biohazard-grade ambulance for transportation to Jenkin's work. He pa
2034-02-28 2100EST MITO Infection Contained while Tetras Spread West (2034-02-28 2100EST / 2034-03-01 0200UTC / 2034-03-01 0200LT) As the first major population centre to experience the Spawning, Syndey was completely unprepared for the Tetras manifesting everywhere. The initial rumours settled on Tetras being the product of a bizarre gengineerin
2034-02-28 2000EST The World Begins to React to the Tetras (2034-02-28 2000EST / 2034-03-01 0100UTC / 2034-03-01 0100LT)
  • Russia: The small city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was the first significant population centre to meet the Tetras. There was mass panic from citizens, who generally fled from the alien invaders.
  • Japan welcomes the
2034-02-28 2000 UTC Not making any progress in finding Grace, Deke starts working his way through stables and other places where horses are found in Sudbury. Red and Grace return to their room at the Trevella Stables.
2034-02-28 1900EST The Tetra Wave Begins (2034-02-28 1900EST / 2034-03-01 0000UTC / 2034-03-01 0000LT)
  • Tetras start to appear in Russia not far West of the international dateline.
  • North Americans realize the Tetras are real, and start to prepare.


2034-02-28 1300EST Deke Arrives in Sudbury Deke arrives in Sudbury, and starts trying to track down Grace. Red freaks out in the IAR game he and Grace are playing at Dream Park: Sudbury.
2034-02-28 Deke arrives in Sudbury. Jenkins gets the spare room ready for Deke.
2034-02-26 Sunday Deke illegally crosses the border to Canada.
2034-02-22 Deke gets a call from Jenkins that Sudbury local police have identified Grace as being in the Sudbury area. Jenkins is head of security at the BURF at the moment.
2015 Grace Heppener is born.
2010 Deke Heppener retires from USMC and becomes Park Ranger.

Deke Heppener (33) marries Margaret Heppener né Sheffer (23).

Red Cooper is born.
1995 Deke Heppener (18) joins the Marines.
1977 Birth of Deke.

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