The Rule of Three

-- Djeannie & Boiler(Test server),  Mitternacht(Guardian)

Basic Info

  • Levels: 10-16
  • Minimum team size: 3
  • Factions: Circle of Thorns, Clockwork, Vahzilok
  • Contacts: Positron (steel canyon)
  • Rewards: Positron's Ally(badge),  Dam piece(souvenir),  SO enhancement

1) Agree to form a Task Force

Mission: Defeat Epidural and guards

Selection text: I've been hearing a lot about you all lately. Your contacts have put the word on the street that you are all forces to be reckoned with. I'm sure that by banding together, you can really put a dent in the criminal activities here in Paragon City.

Statesman has instituted a Task Force Program, for groups of heroes looking to do some good. You and your friends can become a task force to fight crime as a cohesive unit.

Type: Indoor: sewers
Sub-goals: Find any evidence
Notable mobs: Epidural (Luminous Eidolon)
Clues: Vahzilok chemical
Commentary: Your team only has to wipeout the room with Epidural in it and get the glowie to complete the mission.  The next two missions marked 2,3 will be randomly picked as your 2nd & 3rd mission.

2,3) Save the FEMA workers

Mission: Defeat Rollister and his cadre

Type: Indoor: office
Sub-goals: 2 workers to rescue
Notable mobs: Rollister (Madness Mage)
Clues: The FEMA Worker's story
Commentary: Your team only needs to save the workers and take out Rollister to complete the mission.

2,3) Find a piece of Clockwork that is still functioning

Mission: Defeat all Clockwork in office

Type: Indoor: abandoned office
Sub-goals: Recover working clockwork piece
Notable mobs: Gearteeth (Cannon Prince)
Clues: Strange parts
Commentary: There is a "box of junk" glowie you must click here, along with defeating all mobs in the mission. The next three missions marked 4,5,6 will be randomly picked as your 4th, 5th, & 6th mission.

4,5,6) Check out the fake company

Mission: Stop Dr. Morben and his minions

Type: Indoor: abandoned office
Sub-goals: Recover any evidence
Notable mobs: Dr. Morben (Murk Eidolon)
Clues: Blood sample
Commentary: Must find "body bag" glowie and clear the floor Dr. Morben is on to complete this mission. 

4,5,6) Check out the Circle of Thorns hideout

Mission: Stop chief mage and his guards

Type: Indoor: cavern
Sub-goals: Click chest glowie (unstated)
Notable mobs: Tarses (Madness Mage)
Clues: The Book of  T'Jer'imikanu
Commentary: To complete you just have to defeat all mobs in Tarses's room and click the glowie.

Mission: Return to Positron

Type: Delivery (Steel Canyon)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: There will be a CoT ambush after you talk to Positron.

Mission: Deliver book to Azuria

Type: Delivery (Atlas Park)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: --
Commentary: --

4,5,6) Track down the Clockwork minion

Mission: Stop robot boss and its guards

Type: Indoor: abandoned warehouse
Sub-goals: Investigate Clockwork plans
Notable mobs: Constructor (Cannon Prince)
Clues: Blueprints
Commentary: Find the glowie and take out all the mobs within the bosses room area.  If you read the mission text to this one, he is pretty much just saying "Go fetch!" hehe

7) Collect info for Positron

Mission: See Paula Dempsey in Kings Row

Type: Delivery
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Data CD
Commentary: --

Mission: See Azuria in Atlas Park

Type: Delivery
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Dam Piece
Commentary: --

Mission: Return to Positron

Type: Delivery (Steel Canyon)
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Numina's Thoughts
Commentary: --

Mission: Stop zombie boss and his guards

Type: Indoor: abandoned office
Sub-goals: Destroy Vahzilok lab, Recover evidence
Notable mobs: Cortex (Luminous Eidolon)
Clues: Positron's hypothesis
Dam blueprint
Commentary: To complete all you have to do is get the 2 glowies and defeat all mobs on Cortex's floor.

8) Find the Clockwork's base of operations

Mission: Patrol Perez Park

Type: Patrol
Sub-goals: Visit 3 locations
Notable mobs: --
Clues: Clockwork scanning device
Commentary: You should be able to call Positron now instead of going back to Steel Canyon.  Doing this mission triangulates the coordinates of the next.

Mission: Defeat all villains in office

Type: Indoor: abandoned office
Sub-goals: Search for clues
Notable mobs: Ting Bok (Cannon Prince)
Clues: Substation 7 blueprint
Commentary: The Vahzilok are under attack by the Clockwork here... but your team has come to even the playing field.  Defeat all the mobs and find the glowie to complete your mission.

9) Check out possible Circle of Thorns hideout

Mission: Defeat all mystics in base

Type: Indoor: cavern
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: B'shink P'knork (Cannon Prince)
Pallenti (Madness Mage)
Clues: --
Commentary: Clockwork and Circle of Thorns mobs mixed together.  The two named bosses will be slugging it out... so you may have to face them both together. As the mission title states "Defeat all". After exiting the mission Positron will phone you and give you the next mission.

Mission: Defeat all villains in sewer

Type: Indoor: sewers
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: Slicer (Luminous Eidolon)
Metaris (Madness Mage)
Clues: --
Commentary: Vahzilok and Circle of Thorns are mixing it up now. Time to stop them together also.

10) Protect the substation

Mission: Defeat all villains in substation

Type: Indoor: tech
Sub-goals: --
Notable mobs: Boresight (Cannon Knight)
Lucion (Madness Mage)
Ulcer (Mire Eidolon)
Clues: --
Commentary: All three types mixed together... you must end this 'triple threat' once and for all. Task Force complete once you defeat all... WTG!

Badge:  Positron's Ally

Positron has awarded you this medal in recognition of services performed for him.

Souvenir:  Dam Piece

Your task force was formed under the guidance of Positron, one of the Surviving Eight Heroes. Positron kicked off your group's career by sending you against the Vahzilok in an effort to uncover a poisoning plot. You recovered some of the poison and turned it over to Positron, in the hopes that he could concoct an antidote.

Positron had two more tests for your team: to recover a working Clockwork piece, and to rescue some FEMA workers from the Circle of Thorns. The FEMA workers were being interrogated about the Paragon City Dam in Faultline. They weren't much help to the Circle of Thorns, though, because your task force came in and whisked them away.

You were unable to recover a working Clockwork piece, but you did secure something else, a mechanical part that was unlike anything the Clockwork have been known to use. The Clockwork defended this piece to the last Sprocket, so you assumed it was important in the Clockwork King's plans.

Positron still had a few tests for your task force. When he sent you after the Vahzilok, you recovered a blood sample from an early victim of the evil doctor's latest plot. You turned it over to Positron for further analysis.

You also found some dam blueprints in a Clockwork den and recovered a powerful tome from the Circle of Thorns.

When you returned with the book, Numina translated it, and you learned that water and lightning augment the mystic ritual the Circle was planning to conduct.

Following up on your leads, Positron sent you to a Vahzilok den, where you uncovered another set of dam blueprints. You now realized that three major villain organizations each had designs on the Paragon City Dam. The Clockwork intended to destroy the dam, the Vahzilok planned to poison it, and the Circle wanted to use it in a ritual to create great power.

While tracking down the Clockwork using a device of Positron's design, your team came upon a battle between the Clockwork and the Vahzilok. The metal men were trying to prevent the zombies from interfering with their plans.

Later, while searching for a Circle of Thorns lair, you stumbled across another Clockwork attack. The Circle of Thorns seemed to have their hands full fighting off the Clockwork, but you learned that the mystics were planning a similar attack against the Vahzilok. You stopped both battles and prevented the carnage from spilling into the streets.

Positron's worst fears were realized. All three groups knew of each other's intentions, and they all resolved to act immediately. Positron sent you to protect the dam while he tried to coordinate Freedom Phalanx. The Phalanx was not needed, as the might and power of your task force were enough to win the day.

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