Located roughly an hour by car from Champion City, Honor City has always been the older, less attractive sister of the esteemed metropolis. Although Honor City is almost a hundred years older than the city of the Champions people usually only talk about the newer city. For a reason. From the start on Honor City struggled with many problems, a high crime rate being the most notorious but by far not the only one. The city seemed to be in constant decline, the alleys became ever more dark and ever more trash filled while thugs, robbers and other criminals sought their victims on open street. Unemployment skyrocketed and forced the few good citizens to live in inhuman conditions, huddled together in their cheap apartments hoping that the anarchy from outside would not intrude into their klast sanctum. The situation escalated and the overstressed police was not able to control the city anymore.
Hope returned to the city when news of a masked vigilante serving justice in his own way became common knowledge. At first dismissed at a simple nutjob first successes soon laid a foundation for the legend of the Honor Guard, a man who would guard the cit and give it back its honor. Informal work between the city's Commisioner and the new hero proved fertile and notorious villains like The Kidder or The Enigma rested behind bars. But even for such an incredible individual like Honor Guard could not save a whole city from itself so he started to enlarge his personal circle and recruited the Honor Family.
For quite some time the city seemed to rise from its decayed grave but int he end the pull of doom proved too great.
It has been a long time since the Honor signal shone over Honor City the last time and much has happened since then...
Honor Guard left for largely unknown reasons and the Honor Family began to crumble. One by one left the city and looked back in sadness, broken and disillusioned. Arc Angel decided to explore his mixed partially Tibetan heritage and lost himself in the snowy mountains of the Himalayas where he was last seen as a wandering hermit monk. The fate of Honor Woman is quite uncertain, some say she resides in an asylum now after she hit the bottle and never found a way out, a broken husk of herself trying to forget what she once was. Honor Knight and Honor Legend were not much more than myths to the general public and quickly descended into the area of urban legends. The youngest of the family, Honor Girl, went on to continue her training under the tutelage of the legendary Mistress Redhead in Champion City. Only one of the Honor Family, Honor Avenger, stayed to protect the city but lacking the wise guiding of their mentor she quickly deteriorated into what her name suggested: An avenger instead of an protector.
The family save Honor Girl (who was direly needed by the Champions of Peace elsewhere at this point) shortly reassembled when terrorists attacked and detonated a biological weapon in the heart of Honor City. They did their best but in the end they were nothing more than humans in capes. The poison gas moved through the once bright streets of the city and killed thousands of citizens. Only thanks to the sacrifice of Arc Angel who payed with his life did not more bombs detonate. All the other Honor Heros present suffered from live long psychological scars as they saw people melt on open streets. The overwhelmed government of the USA saw the only chance in walling the city up so the chaos could not spread to other towns. Whoever of the Honor Family was able to flee did so and let Honor Avenger alone again. Isolated in the anarchic city Honor Avenger decided to become a predator again, forget all what Honor Guard taught her and rule over the city how it seemingly was cursed to be ruled. With terror, oppression and violence. Within weeks she did not differentiate between criminals and citizens anymore and just took what she needed from everyone. She became the new terror of the city claiming to be the only one worthy of the Honor Cowl.
Honor Avenger is not the official ruler of this city, simply the strongest person in the walled up place who takes what she wants by force.When Honor Guard briefly returned to restore order in the city Honor Avenger killed him in cold blood. So far only Honor Girl, freshly returned from Honor Cit, has challenged her but certainly the other members of the family won't hesitate for long to regain their home as well.
The city now lies in a state of upheaval. Hidden within the limits of the city are those who oppose the rule of Honor Avenger. She's a villain, but the most dangerous of villains are zealots and those who believe that what they are doing is for the best. There are men and women on this planet who just want to watch the world burn and blood run through the streets. Jessica is not one of those people. She believes that what she does is for the betterment of humanity. Half the city believes she may be correct, they don't know anything else so they don't know that there's another way. The other half of the city are simply to afraid to do anything about that. But there are the very few out of the many, who know what true honor is. They are the Honor Family and her affiliates and slowly but surely, they are coming out of their hidden nooks and crannies in an attempt to reclaim their city.
Rules for this thread:
- Please only post in this thread if your character has legitimate business here. It's to be used for story-building between the Honor Family. If you post out of turn in the thread, it's possible you're going to be ignored.
- DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES GODMOD THIS CITY. Risky and myself (DH) have put large amounts of work (mostly her) into this. Nobody on this team takes kindly to god-modding. That includes your character showing up without any rhyme or reason and/or destruction of the city, among other things.
- If you have any questions, please PM Dark Huntress or Honor Finesse