The Franklin Academy For Exceptional Youth
The basic premise is like the New Mutants' first 20 issues or the
Massachusetts Academy, where young Paranormals (8-17) will learn to use
their powers and (eventually) save the world. Or perhaps destroy it;
there's plenty of time for it to go either way. The system is
Champions (more or less),
and the setting
is the World of The 400
(© Carl Rigney).
After repeated encounters with supervillains, the last on international
television, the students and Franklin Academy
decided to pursue their separate interests. They were not expelled,
and the staff of the Academy is not trying to hunt them down, as far as
anyone knows. They did seem to be a little disappointed, though.
The students, now calling themselves Force 10, are working for
the U.S. government as the official 'Team Two', at least until Team One
gets out of the hospital. They are based at Ravensrock, PA, in the
presidential bomb-shelter complex. (Big Springs!)
- Vicki "Twilight" Alexander
A real juvenile delinquent and veteran troublemaker, now a
- Maureen "Foxfire" St Michaels
A glowing freak, withdrawn from the Academy by her parents after she
- Doug "Reentry" Powers
Doug ran into a lot of people and made a lot of enemies, which
apparently took up so much of his time that he failed out of the
- Michael "Nightmare" Hernandez
A dreamboat from the wrong side of the tracks, Michael left the Academy
feet first after being mind-controlled into attacking his teammates
and then breaking free to sacrifice his life to save Spike's.
- Larisa "Alchemy" Tikhonova
A radioactive expatriate Russian Mafia princess and glowing freak who
got turned into a panther and then lost her powers as part of the cure.
- "Spike" Grusser
Cool Berlinese industrial-biker-punk. Grounded for life by her dad,
a rich and powerful Berlinese businessman.
- Peter "Foil" Debus
His body is from Akron, but his heart is from Paris. Followed his heart
to Europe, to try and rescue Spike.
- Dianna "Tsunami" Brethos
Daughter of the US Senator in charge of paranormal oppression, and a
soggy freak. After unmasking in front of her father on international
television, she joined UN-PEACE, on the assumption that it was somehow
safer than Force 10.
- Allegra Winters
A perky all-American speedster from the Midwest. Possibly working for
the planned NATO superteam.
The Story to Date
- The Great Game
The obligatory fight when paranormals meet for the first time.
- "This Sock Hop Is Ours!"
The town of Franklin gets to meet its new neighbors.
Our heroes face a squad of government goons and a thorny moral decision.
- Ick! or Treat!
The Halloween Party and Ick!'s seventh birthdy.
- "Iraqi Attack Pack, Attack!"
A visit to the hospital proves less than conducive to someone's good health.
- Running Toward Fires
Notorious supervillain Great Chicago Fire offers our heroes $10 000 000
to not mess with her.
- Snow Enough and Time
Our heroes track down Great Chicago Fire and Vicki, but find an
- Doctor Fenris' Fabulous Fimbulwinter Factory
Maybe they really are heroes...
- The Mountaintop
Network comes to each of our heroes in their dreams and makes them an
- A Snowless Christmas
Santa Claus brings the Academy a new student.
- Ring in the New!
Our heros start off the new year with a bang.
- The Red Queen's Gambit
Maybe it wasn't Santa Claus after all.
- Storm Warning
The government is plotting against personal freedom. Film at 11.
- Black February
The notorious Japanese supervillain Black August turns out to be stupid
as well as crazy.
- The Language of Love
Our heros spend Spring Break on the French Riviera. France may never
- War and PEACE
Giant-size Annual Crossover Special (also
- Distant Thunder
Another handsome face stirs up trouble at the Academy.
- Sweet Sixteen
Spike and Dianna hold a joint birthday party, with surprising results.
- Empress of Akron
Our heroes visit Peter's family in Akron and meet up with an old
- Ick Meets The Pope
Oh, and Vicki, Tengu, and Weaselgirl show up again.
- A Mission of Mercy
Our heroes rescue a damsel who's worth twice her weight in gold.
- Summer School
The Turks show up to teach our heroes a lesson.
- Alarming Trends
Our heroes resuce a damsel who's worth ten thousand times her weight in
- Affairs of the Heart
Peter and Emoticon both go after Le Chat's heart.
- Knee Deep in Doom
Force 10 vs the Legion of Doom, round 1.
Force 10 vs the Legion of Doom, round 2.
Gamemaster: Carl Rigney
Dianna: Angie Clough
Doug: Ray Wood
Ick!: Rachel Gollub
Miguel: Jeremy Gollub
Peter: Jeremy Gollub
Spike : Trip
Assorted NPCs: Carl Rigney
Web Site Hosting: Chrisber
Web Site Design: Trip
Web Site Content: Trip,