Steal the Longbow info
There was a time, Dread Tomax, when I could soar through the skies. No longer. I lost that abiloty, and many others, to friendly fire from a Sapper rifle back when I was working for Longbow. I'd give just about anything to have my powers back, and it looks like I may get the chance. According to my sources, Longbow's been doing research into the effects of Sapper powers ever since my accident. I guess they want to prevent a similar injury from affecting one of their new puppets, but I think I'm the most worthy beneficiary of their knowledge. ,em>I want that info, Dread Tomax. If there's anything there that can help me, I deserve to know.
Longbow wrote me off after I couldn't use my powers anymore. It's time they paid for that.
Longbow base @ Nerva Archipelago (Arachnos,Longbow,The Lost)
The information Darla wants will be valuable, and not just to her. You have to wonder: if sapped powers can be restored, can new powers be granted?
Objective: You found some notes on the most talented scientists know to Longbow.
This directory lists the most talented genetic scientists known to Longbow. Many are working with the hero group, but a few, like Dr. Sebastian Rossi, have made other alliances. The directory lists Dr. Rossi as a current member of the Lost. A pity, since he was the only scientist to have even moderate success with the restoration of lost powers.
Objective: You found some data on powers drained by Sapper weapons.
This bland report is not very promising. In every case dicussed, super-powered beings whose powers were drained by Sappers were completely unable to recover. There is, howeer, a footnote, referring to the moderately successful but widely declaimed efforts of a Dr. Sebastian Rossi.
Objective: You fond some data on recent experiments in genetic mutation.
According to this report, Longbow has done some research into inducing powers in those who lost their own due to Sapper weapons. The results were discouraging to say the least: beings whose powers were drained were even less responsive to genetic enhancement than average human beings. the writer theroizes that this may have to do with the subjects' already supernormal physiques.
Mission Complete: You have taken the information Darla wants.
It looks like this Dr. Sebastian Rossi may have the answers I need. If his brain hasn't been completely addled by Shift, that is. He better hope he can help me; if my hopesa re dashed again, someone's going to have to pay.
Extract Dr. Rossi from the Lost
This Dr. Sebastian Rossi may be a long shot. Heck, he may be a basket case. But he's the only chance I've got at reclaiming my powers. I need you to go to the sewers and see if you can extract Rossi from among the Lost. And if he doens't want to come, tough cookies.
When I've got my powers back, everything will be different. I'll really make my mark on this world then.
Missions in the sewers have always been beneath you. A time will come when the world will understand that.
Objective: Leader Fred sighed, 'You win. you villains, you always win'.
After you defeated him, the Lost's leader sighed, 'You win. You villains, you always win. Juts like that Arahcnos guy, Aeon. Beat us up. Took Rossi away. There was nothing we could do. There's never anything we can do.
Rossi was working on something speical. Mutate-O-Tron. That's why Arachnos wants him.'
Mission Complete: You didn't find Dr. Rossi, but at least you found a clue to his location.
Aeon's got Rossi, huh? Not surprising. I'm sure he's more than a little intrigued by the good doctor's efforts at inducing super powers. Looks like you'll be making a little visit to Aeon City, Dread Tomax. Think they'll recognize you around there?
Get Dr. Rossi
Dr. Sebastian Rossi may not be able to restore my original powers, but if his pungent friends among the Lost are to be believed, he may be able to induce new ones. Trouble is, he's in the hands of Dr. Aeon. I think someone had better pry those hands apart. I want Rossi, Dread Tomax, and I want him now. Do your stuff.
It seems like eons ago that I could summon the shadows to do my bidding. Help me become as powerufl as I was then, and you will have a friend for life.
Mission Complete: Dr. Rossi's Mutate-O-Tron fires up. It makes a tremendous amount of noise, but ultimately does nothing.
So, no powers for me. Between the Shft he got from the Lost and his treatment under Aeons' guards, Rossi's so addled he doens't know which end is up. He actually believes that stupid device of his works! You should listen to him talk about how he gave you your powers!
This has been a waste of my time, Dread Tomax, and I don't much care for that. From here forth, we're through. Get out of here!
Souvenir: Fragment of the Mutate-O-Tron
You've kept this fragment of Dr. Sebastian Rossi's useless machine as a reminder of the adventure you like to call:
It all started when Darla Mavis begged you to help her restore her lost powers. She had learned of a Longbow investigation into powers drained by Sapper attacks, and she was interested in their findings. You wiped out a Longbow base in your quest for information, but you leanred nothing of immediate use. The only nugget of hope in your findings was a name: Sebastian Rossi. According to Longbow's files, Rossi was the only scientist rumoured to have any success with the restoration of powers. Unfortunately, he had gone over to the Lost.
You sought out Rossi in the sewers, but the trail there was cold as well as messy. Rossi was long gone, but you learned from his erstwhile companions that Arachnos had kidnapped him. They, too, were interested in his scientific abilities.
You journeyed to an Arachnos base in Aeon City to extract the good doctor, along with his magnum opus, the Mutate-O-Tron. Alas, the machine had no effect whatsoever. Looking at it, you had a hard time believing it possibly could.
It seemed clear: Rossi's time with the Lost, along with his treatment in Aeon's lab, had driven the once brilliant scientist mad. His scientific abilities were utterly destroyed, along with any legacy he might have left the world. A sentimental person might say it's the kind of tragedy all too common to the harsh life afforded by the Rogue Isles. But a sentimental person probably wouldn't make it this far in the first place.