|Natasha Cranston (Scenesys ID: 1092)|
|"I know what evil lurks in the hearts of men|
I see behind their petty masks
And see the animals within
And I laugh."
|Full Name:||Natasha Cranston|
|Education:||Oxford & East Asia|
|Apparent Age:||32||Actual Age:||32|
|Date of Birth||18 April 1994||Actor:|
|Height:||178 cm||Weight:||66 kg|
|Hair Color:||Black||Eye Color:||Blue|
|Theme Song:||"Original Sin" - Taylor Dane|
High society debutante.
Heiress to the Cranston fortune and Cranston Multinational Shipping, Ltd.
Great granddaughter of the late lamented Lamont Cranston.
The Shadow... Lives.
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A woman in her early thirties who is clearly putting a lot of effort towards looking like she probably did in her mid-twenties -- tastefully applied makeup covering the first signs of wrinkles along her jawline, and a well-toned body that speaks of extensive time in the gym to stay that way. Dark hair cascades freely down her back and over her shoulders, only partially concealing delicate earrings.
Her clothes appear to be well tailored to subtly emphasize her figure, an embroidered top with long loose sleeves over a stylish pair of pants, rounded off with a pair of leather shoes with heals just high enough to add some class to her gait without becoming garish. On her right hand is a gold ring with a single girasol, almost incongruously simple compared to the rest of her outfit...
(Image: http://proteus.systemec.nl/~shadur/HU/Images/natasha-cranston.png )
Janine 'Jen' Winters:
A young woman in her early twenties, brimming with health and the easy confidence of youth. Dark hair, dyed haphazardly blue, is pulled back in a tight pony tail to keep out of her eyes, leaving only a mild fringe of bangs to frame sparkling blue eyes.
The cropped tank top covering her torso does very little to conceal her highly toned body and shoulder and arm muscles, or the sports bra underneath. On her hands she wears a pair of fingerless leather gloves, and a silver ring with a single girasol adorns her left ring finger.
From her waist down she's clad in loose-fitting pants obviously chosen for 1) freedom of movement and 2) pockets, held in place with a simple belt. When she isn't barefoot, she's generally wearing simple yet sturdy sneakers.
(Image: http://proteus.systemec.nl/~shadur/HU/Images/natasha-jen.png )
Very little needs to be said about the original Shadow's career. Starting in the 30s, rumors abounded of a tall, shadowy vigilante with supernatural powers of stealth and intimidation and a pair of handguns that terrorized petty criminals and hardened mobsters alike, appearing out of thin air and laughter. Law enforcement wasn't happy about matters, but they had actual criminals to apprehend -- and shortly after, a world war to worry about -- so the official efforts to apprehend the vigilante never got very far.
This suited Lamont Cranston just fine -- he had no quarrel with the official authorities, he just had his own personal war to fight against the evil that lurked within the hearts of Man with a convert's zeal and the abilities taught him by the Tulku until a climactic battle in 1964 that absolutely no one remembers except him -- and his wife, Margot Lane. Fighting night-time battles against evil is an easy decision to make when you have no one else to live for, but after thirty years he could feel himself starting to slow down -- and he did not wish to leave his wife a widow, nor his son an orphan. Thirty years of penance for five years of evil deeds was enough for him to forgive himself. He sealed off the entrance to the Sanctum behind a veil of illusion, its purpose done.
His son, unburdened by his father's guilt, never felt the calling and instead focused on turning Cranston Oriental Shipping into Cranston Multinational Shipping, expanding the reach of its trade network and making the world better with ethical business practices.
By the time his granddaughter was born, Lamont was well into his nineties and even though the Shadow's gifts kept him healthier than he had any right to be, he'd retired from public life entirely, and with his son and daughter-in-law kept busy traveling as they supervised the growing company, that naturally left him with a great deal of time to babysit. Young Natasha learned to read from forensic science journals and the Complete Sherlock Holmes. Bright and inquisitive, she loved the mysteries as much as she loved exploring the manor and its grounds, including the one spot inside that always made her pause and squint, as if trying to make out something she couldn't quite see.
Unfortunately, her father hadn't quite inherited his parents' sense for people; when Natasha was 16, the Cranston Multinational Shipping plane carrying her parents back to the USA was lost over the Pacific Ocean. When his granddaughter had finally cried herself to sleep, Lamont put on the coat and cloak one last time...
The guilty party turned out to be one of the directors on the board; Natasha's mother had been examining the accounts and gotten entirely too close to his side business of smuggling for his comfort. The man wound up paying for his crimes in like coin, but not before Natasha discovered her grandfather's secret.
There was a... Well, to call it a discussion would be understating things. Lamont did not spend thirty years doing penance to watch his granddaughter throw herself into the same dangers he'd faced... But Natasha was as stubborn as his wife had been, and as determined as both her paternal grandparents. Evil still lurked in the hearts of Man. The corrupt still preyed on the innocent. Someone should take a stand. Eventually, Lamont realized that his granddaughter was going to do this whether or he gave his permission or blessing, and an agreement was reached...
Some accommodations were made, an old favour called in, and identity papers forged for "Uncle Kent", a hitherto unknown younger brother of Lamont, to take guardianship of the recently orphaned heiress, who promptly packed her off to "a European finishing school for young ladies" -- and in truth, she did spend several years there while her "uncle" contacted certain people in Tibet.
On her thirtieth birthday, the presumed-lost heiress of Cranston Multinational Shipping resurfaced in the city her family had called home for several generations, and immediately resumed control of the Board from the trusteeship that had been set up once she'd been declared missing... And sinister laughter once again haunts the nights of those who prey on others.
Natasha Cranston is, by most appearances, just another lazy socialite living off her inherited wealth, showing up at the Board of Directors of Cranston Multinational Shipping only occasionally to lay down a seemingly random decree, most often to cancel a sale on a whim or fire a department head who has displeased her sensibilities -- or in two cases, veto a firing. Her inherited majority share means that the board has very few options but to indulge her whims and try to make the best of it; at least she doesn't seem interested in draining the company's wealth to augment her own. She much prefers to go partying at overly expensive nightclubs over attending high society gala, but accepts the occasional invitation regardless. To those who meet her, the word that springs to mind easiest when trying to describe is "frivolous", playful and easily distracted from anything most people would consider important... But then just when you're about to dismiss her as yet another vacuous dilettante she says something insightful, or does something thoughtful that suggests she's been paying very careful attention indeed. She also enjoys a good joke; the sound of loud, rich, yet refined laughter is often the first sign to crowds that she's entered the room.
Most people don't meet The Shadow in a situation suitable for small talk. Those who do encounter them tend to come away somewhat unnerved, speaking of a harshly whispering voice (vocal distorter in the scarf), a brusque, almost impatient manner... And sinister laughter echoing from the very walls.
The Shadow's core ability; what she does is affect the visual perceptions of everyone in range. This ability is limited by the number of people affected, how long the illusions have to hold, and the degree to which their perception is distorted -- IE, becoming a blurry mass of mist and shadow is significantly easier when it's already dark outside; convincing a bunch of dazed would-be muggers that the person who beat them up vanished into the darkness is easier than turning invisible in broad daylight in the middle of a crowd, and so on.
The one exception to this is her own shadow, which will always show show what she truly looks like.
The Shadow does in fact age -- after all, her grandfather eventually got old -- but but ever since she took up the mantle, she has been aging significantly slower than normal. Combined with her fitness and health, Natasha physically looks to be in her twenties despite being in her early thirties. Of course, being a wealthy socialite it's not terribly hard to convince people that she's "merely" spending a great deal on cosmetic treatments to look younger than she is, and when asked she merely replies "Healthy living" which everyone accepts despite knowing it has to be a lie.
A combination of good genes, intensive training and the Shadow's gift means Natasha's general physical condition exceeds that of many Olympic sporters. She's not quite on the level of, say, Steve Rogers, but she's stronger and faster than anyone her size and build has any right to be -- a fact which helps confuse matters further when she's "at work".
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The other half of the Shadow's gift. When Natasha focuses her attention on someone, she gains an instinctive sense of their deepest motivation. Nothing so simple as surface thoughts or emotions or memories, but over the course of a confrontation or discussion she can zero in, instinctively, on what, in their heart of hearts, they want more than anything in the world. As a tool for unnerving a hoodlum into confessing, or obeying her command to turn themselves in, it is invaluable -- and it's exceptionally useful as a negotiating tool in the corporate world as well.
SLEEP IS OVERRATED
Back in her college days, Natasha's roommate once asked her how she managed to still get all her homework done with the staggering number of "parties" she kept disappearing to. Natasha replied, with a perfectly straight face, that her grandfather used to travel in the Far East and a group of Tibetan Monks taught him the ability to function indefinitely on three hours of sleep per day. Her roommate's response was to throw a pillow at her face and the subject was dropped.
Natasha has trained herself to ambidexerity; she's carefuly to keep her right hand dominant when she's in her persona as Natasha Cranston, but she's equally effective with either hand, or both at once.
The circle of friends that introduced Jennifer to the joys of urban running also convinced her to try Capoeira. Jennifer enjoys the energy and joy in motion as well as the showing-off aspects of the style. The Shadow finds that a martial arts style consisting almost entirely of feints until it's impossible to tell where the actual attack will come from to suit her very well indeed.
Her "sabattical in Europe" was only partially a cover story - she did enjoy a thorough college education in one of the best finishing schools an impressive amount of money could buy.
A bit of an overarching term for a combination of a diverse set of skills and an acquired way of looking at the world; Natasha knows how to examine a crime scene without disturbing evidence, how to look for clues in what is or isn't there to be seen, how to interrogate a stool pigeon, and how to connect seemingly disparate clues to find a lead.
Firearms were only a tangential part of Natasha's combat training; the vast majority of automatic weapons were dismissed as entirely too crude or inaccurate for her purposes. She does, however, share her ancestor's aptitude and preference for a pair of handguns -- accurate at the range she generally works at, and there's a certain style and intimidation factor to a pair of Desert Eagles that you can't quite emulate with an AK or submachinegun. She's no Deadshot, but she misses what she aims at only very rarely. The fact that she's aware of her limits and does not generally attempt ridiculous trick shots when there's an alternative helps with that.
Natasha inherited her uncle's suspect sense of humor; this is what she calls her preferred fighting style when "on the job" -- a mixture of the various martial arts she knows combined with the distortion of her enemies' perceptions to make blows seemingly come out of nowhere and appear to be anywhere other than where she actually is.
Natasha is the CEO, heir and owner of Cranston Multinational Shipping, a global transportation company with a net value in the billions. While there was some initial uncertainty about her takeover when she returned from Europe, her decisive actions during the Tidepool crisis secured both her position of authority and CMS' place among the industry greats. CMS and/or its subsidiaries have facilities in pretty much every city that has an international seaport or airport as well as anywhere that's a significant transportation hub in the North American and Western European continents. As such, if she decides she needs to be somewhere or have something shipped somewhere, she can make it happen with a single phone call. Of course, while her staff isn't paid to question why, the phone call and request will be on record if an investigation ensues.
As the heir and sole majority stockholder of Cranston Multinational Shipping, ltd, her personal finances are... Significant. She's not Bruce Wayne or Lex Luthor levels of wealthy, but Natasha Cranston will likely never have to worry about money. Of course, funneling any of it into the Shadow's available resources is trickier, but that's her own fault for hiring skilled and honest accountants.
JEN - SECRET IDENTITY
Natasha Cranston is in her early thirties, and a lazy socialite who has never worked a day in her life and only practices exactly as much fitness and yoga as is necessary to keep her youthful shape. A lot of the minor bruises and scrapes she might incur in her actual line of work are tricky to explain, as are the kinds of exercise that keep her in the physical shape she needs.
Janine ("Jen" to her friends, because she dislikes how snooty 'Janine' sounds) is a twentysomething girl that likes to hang out with a group of urban runners and a Capoeira troupe, neither of which knows where she goes when she's not around and generally doesn't care as long as she stands her rounds at the bar post-exercise session.
Ironically, her appearance as Janine is a closer match to her real self than her public appearances as Natasha Cranston...
Like most self-respecting vigilantes, The Shadow had an underground Sanctum underneath Cranston Manor. When he retired, he arranged for the other entrances to be closed off, and used his powers to conceal the main entrance inside the Manor proper.
Cleaning it out was Natasha's first chore when she returned to New York; the second one was upgrading its amenities -- pneumatic tubes and a radiophone really don't cut it anymore these days.
Its current amenities include a top-of-the-line computer system, a compact but well-equipped forensics lab, and an equally well stocked first aid kit that Natasha has not yet had cause to use.
At its height, her grandfather's network of people who owed him their life and could be counted on for simple favours extended throughout the city and all walks of life. Of course, the vast majority of them have died of old age long ago, with only a girasol ring and tall tales to pass on to their descendants. Natasha currently has her hands full trying to rebuild it, but it's as much a matter of getting "lucky" and spotting a "useful" person in distress to save. As it currently stands, the following people have accepted a girasol ring of their own:
- Benjamin "Benny" Winters, a cab driver from Brooklyn who accidentally witnessed something he shouldn't have and only survived it because she was in the neighborhood.
- Julia Lee, an accountant who found a discrepancy in her employer's finances and almost died for it.
- Jefferson "Jeff" Michaels, an electronics store worker who found himself in the middle of a robbery gone violent.
- Natasha Cranston, a rich dilettante who is somewhat reluctant to describe what she owes to The Shadow, but frequently acts as his intermediary to the others...
Natasha has the Shadow's power. She has had extensive training in hand to hand combat, stealth, gunplay, psychology and investigation. What she doesn't yet have is a great deal of actual experience in the 'field'. Of course, one thing she absolutely can't afford is to act like she isn't sure of what she's doing.
For the kind of drama and symbolism the Shadow requires to strike fear in the hearts of criminals, a certain amount of confidence is necessary - you have to project absolute control over the situation if you want others to believe it, after all - and to a degree Natasha's is well warranted. She has training, intelligence, and the power of a legacy behind her. She knows what evil lurks within the hearts of Man. She can cloud their minds, strike from the darkness, move unseen... And she has yet to come up against anything or anyone that can challenge her abilities. This is likely to change, soon - the only question is whether she'll realize it in time to avoid getting embarrassed, injured, or in the worst case, dead.
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|Easter Bunny||April 10th, 2020||Babs, Natasha, Skye and Buffy meet up in the clocktower for tea and cookies, and Barbara's Easter gifts|
|City Fall: Escalation||April 6th, 2020||Natasha talks with an ally within the civil government about ways to bring the Foot Clan's control to an end.|
|Catch up with Karrin||January 24th, 2020||Karrin shows up at Harry's, and then other follow|
|Remo Willians: The Adventure Begins||January 22nd, 2020||Remo goes out to find and observe superheroes, and is successful by allowing trouble to find him first.|
|City Fall: Pawn to F8||January 22nd, 2020||Natasha investigates the mysterious chess board deliveries scheduled for Gotham|
|Age of Darkness: Riddle Me This||December 6th, 2019||The Justice League and her allies have a strategy/planning session to determine what to do next and go over intel brought forth but multiple people and groups. Can it be? Can Superman be alive? We'll have to see.|
|City Fall: For the Masses||December 3rd, 2019||The Turtle Team and the Shadow find out about the Foot's next play.|
|City Fall: Questions, answers, and stitches.||November 15th, 2019||Vic wakes up to an unfamiliar ceiling and has his injuries tended to. Information is exchanged.|
|Age of Darkness: A Dark Secret Revealed||November 13th, 2019||The Shadow discovers a strange occurrence on the outskirts of Metropolis near the waterfront, and an ancient Cadmus facility long thought abandoned. A facility that may contain a very special prize being experimented on.|
|Knightfall: Dark Christmas||November 11th, 2019||The Heroes of Gotham unite atop the GCPD Headquarters to save their city.|
|See the stars come out tonight||November 2nd, 2019||The Shadow's investigation into exotic weapon smuggling turns deadly as the smugglers accidentally activate a hunter-killer drone. Luckily, Captain Marvel arrives on the scene in time to save the day.|
|Age of Darkness: Rao Ascendent||October 29th, 2019||The Heroes come to the last resting place of Superman to find answers, and after a pitched battle with villains, instead find only more questions! Where is Superman?|
|Knightfall: Briefing Shadows||October 23rd, 2019||Natasha visits Barbara and gets an update on Batman's status.|
|Bats, Shadows and Interpol Agents||October 15th, 2019||The Birds of Prey hit the last of several drug smuggling operations in New York and Gotham. Agent Chun-li Xiang of INTERPOL is in at the close and claims the arrests.|
|Age of Darkness: Celebration of Life||October 12th, 2019||It was the Memorial Celebration for Superman, and it was a sombre event for everyone to be a part of.|
|City Fall: Black Mask||October 4th, 2019||The Question and Shadow interfere with a gang meeting in Gotham. They manage to disrupt the Shredder's plans, but it comes at a cost.|
|Auction Prize||September 17th, 2019||Nat Cranston cashes in on her dinner with Kate Kane at one of Gotham's exclusive restaurants.|
|City Fall: Cleaning House||September 6th, 2019||Bodies rain in Manhattan as the Foot sends a message to the city.|
|Wayne Foundation Charity Auction||August 29th, 2019||The luminaries turn out for the Wayne Foundation Charity Auction!|
|Coming Home To Roost||August 27th, 2019||Natasha and Skye catch up on events, and Skye has new leads to follow in the search for her mother.|
|Unwelcome Cargo pt2 - 'Unpacking'||August 23rd, 2019||Elektra and the Shadow discuss certain business propositions in the wake of stopping the human traficking operation. An offer is made towards June's future. Numbers are exchanged.|
|Birds of Prey: Briefing at the Nest||August 21st, 2019||The Birds are introduced to their new headquarters, and a briefing is held.|
|Unwelcome Cargo||August 10th, 2019||The war on child slave trafficking has just begun.. and two unlikely suspects may have just forged an alliance: Elektra and the Shadow.|
|Founder's Meeting||August 1st, 2019||The original three sit down over ramen to compare notes. Verdict? Things are getting a bit hairy out there. Some plans are put in place for next step directions, including finding someone who can deal with vampires, and sending Skye out to be a diplomat. No boys allowed! Them's the club house rules.|
|Black Sun Rising: Echoes of the Future||July 28th, 2019||Cap and Bucky meet Max, an intense young prisoner rescued from the work camp who has valuable information about the castle, and a very strange future ahead of him. The Shadow brings news of another small crisis and helps them head it off before it gets bloody.|
|Undercurrents: Mashing Magia||July 27th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Undercurrent: One Very Bad Day||July 23rd, 2019||Batman follows up on Orphan who's on a tear through Bikers. Shadow is on a tear of their own. The Bats join in and discuss tactics.|
|A Cup of Tea, Some Secrets, and You||July 19th, 2019||There's an old Chinese curse that says may you live in interesting times. More than tea is poured as secrets overflow at Chez Miscreant when Skye invites Natasha Cranston over for tea, and are later joined by Clint and May. Next time, May makes the tea.|
|Grand Opportunities||July 3rd, 2019||It's a lovely day for a stroll in the park.|
|Black Sun Rising: Das Ahnenerbe||June 27th, 2019||Forces assemble to stop the Nazi scheme in its tracks. Diana, Cap, and Bucky meet Howard Stark at the Forward Operating Base, and a Shadowy new recruit joins them.|
|Lycans of Gotham||June 26th, 2019||Kitty warns Selene about police investigations, while Natasha Cranston follows Lycans to the bar and Tim Drake observes|
|That Good Old Irish Hospitality||June 20th, 2019||Some of Fiona's ex-comrades from her IRA days grab her for some payback. The Shadow intervenes - and extends a job offer.|
|Retaliation: Sleeping Beauty||June 18th, 2019||The Birds Of Prey and company try to save a comatose woman, and fail. The death of Linda Macenzi triggers a dead mans switch.|
|Late night outings||June 14th, 2019||Selene and her Death Dealers go to retrieve a particularly dangerous artifact from the smugglers that have it. They're not the only ones interested.|
|The Girls Are Back In Town||June 9th, 2019||Capes talk shop and Harley and Stockholm do not quite have a girl's night out|
|Dragon Bar Brawl||May 31st, 2019||A bar was demolished, Arnold the Hun gets to spend a night in jail, and another Coin has wound up in hands that the Foot don't want them in.|
|City Fall: Spare Change||May 29th, 2019||Summary needed|
|City Fall: Judges and ninjas and spiders, oh my...||May 22nd, 2019||Foot ninjas make a grab for Benny but Spider-man gets in the way. The Shadow almost captures their Sifu, but Spider-man gets in the way.|
|Hell House||May 18th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Retaliation: New York Business Meetings||May 4th, 2019||The Shadow and Spawn try to meet with the contact... only for the meeting to turn into a chase which ends up nearly killing their prey.|
|City Fall: Briefing SHIELD.||April 11th, 2019||May meets with the Shadow for a second time. Threats are discussed. Secrets are revealed. Skye is grounded.|
|City Fall: Where is Mercy Found||April 5th, 2019||Matt Murdock takes on a couple of hard-luck cases... And Daredevil has a clue to chase down.|
|City Fall: Fiat justitia, Ruit Caelum||March 29th, 2019||Judge Veers is informed of the nature of the coin, and has a few warning words for the Shadow in return.|
|Negotiating in the shadows.||March 22nd, 2019||A hostage situation in a grocery store is efficiently resolved by not one, but two beings who call the shadows home.|
|Wakanda Computing: Interception||March 16th, 2019||Summary needed|
|City Fall: Coin Consultation.||March 13th, 2019||Zatanna divines one of the coin's functions, and provides the Shadow with a means of tracking its creator.|
|City Fall: Who Judges The Judges||March 11th, 2019||The Shadow speaks to a judge, and gets a coin out of it.|
|Masquerade Ball||March 9th, 2019||Selina Kyle holds a charity event for a big cat sanctuary. Lots and lots of people attend. Lots of money is raised.|
|Cucpcakes and Favors||March 8th, 2019||Red Hood shows up at the Clocktower to offer cupcakes and surprises for Oracle. Always beware a Hoodie bearing gifts.|
|Fashion talk||February 28th, 2019||There's a charity ball coming up, and Natasha's best dress got somewhat damaged during a recent gala, so she goes to a highly recommended business for a replacement.|
|Canaries and stool pigeons||February 23rd, 2019||Summary needed|
|A Wizard and The Shadow Investigate||February 14th, 2019||The Shadow and Harry Dresden run into each other while investigating a murdered womans condo.|
|Stranger Tides: Shore Patrol||February 1st, 2019||A bon voyage party turns into a fight as intruders try to ransack the research ship|
|Birds in the Hand||January 26th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Dancing with the Stars and Stripes.||January 23rd, 2019||Doctors Without Borders organized a charity gala. Captain America is persuaded to attend.|
|Stranger Tides: Getting the ball rolling||January 19th, 2019||Natasha hires herself an oceanologist to investigate the changing currents.|
|Up in the sky, it's a... Bird.||January 11th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Dancing in Moonlight||January 10th, 2019||Caitlin, on the run from N.O.W.H.E.R.E., crashes in an alley in Gotham, and is noticed.|
|Sabrina talks to....a shadow||January 4th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Should old acquaintance be forgot||December 31st, 2018||Summary needed|
|Holiday shopping can be murder||December 29th, 2018||Carrie shops for New Year's, Sara's on patrol, Nina looks for something, and a few would-be robbers have a /terrible/ evening...|
|The Birds meet a Popstar||December 20th, 2018||Andrea had a concert and was attacked by the FoH|
|Changeling: Birdcall||December 5th, 2018||Skye takes a side trip after her visit with Matt, and speaks to a fellow Bird, getting good advice and imparting some much needed information to be passed along to the rest of them. Predicatably, Skye's detail has a fit.|
|These Rooftops Are Crowded||December 3rd, 2018||Summary needed|
|A night on the town||November 17th, 2018||A dangerous tome is secured by WAND. And the Shadow closes off a line of investigation.|
|Meeting the Birds||November 15th, 2018||Drake gets to meet some of the Birds of Prey|
|Changeling: Parental advisories||November 11th, 2018||May contacts the Shadow to warn Skye's allies about Cal Johnson.|
|Closing the Loop||November 5th, 2018||Summary needed|
|What Big Teeth You Have||November 1st, 2018||A routine drug bust becomes an insane adventure into lycanthropy, bad luck, and mystical tomes.|
|Changeling: A friendly debriefing||October 26th, 2018||Miss Cranston helps SHIELD with their inquiries.|
|Changeling: What You Become Pt. 2||October 20th, 2018||A team of Birds of Prey and SHIELD agents go to rescue Skye. They succeed but not before the base is shaken to pieces by a sudden Quake. The team somehow manages to survive.|
|Changeling: Shadows, chasing...||October 19th, 2018||Skye manages to get a message out to the Birds. The Shadow contacts Clint to coordinate rescue efforts.|
|Private Bat-vestigations: The Batcave, reprise||October 17th, 2018||A great deal of investigation later, Bruce learns a startling truth that Kate already knew.|
|Stepping on some Razors.||October 9th, 2018||Summary needed|
|How not to make friends and influence people.||October 3rd, 2018||June and Power Girl meet each other again in Babs apartment, Babs and Shadow try to keep things civil.|
|Past meets present||September 26th, 2018||Batman and The Shadow meet. A surprising amount of gunfire is involved.|
|Retaliation: Surveillance||September 25th, 2018||The Shadow and Spawn meet in a chance encounter as both investigate their own underworld cases.|
|Ladies night at club Aeterna||September 22nd, 2018||Summary needed|
|Private Bat-vestigations: Arkham Asylum||September 11th, 2018||Batman and Robin have more leads to follow.|
|Private Bat-vestigations||September 3rd, 2018||Bruce investigates Natasha, but the need for sleep wins out before he finds any answers.|
|Birds of Day||September 2nd, 2018||Three of the Birds of Prey introduce themselves and talk shop.|
|Setting up Shop||August 29th, 2018||Summary needed|
|High society networking||August 26th, 2018||The Saint Genesius Society of Gotham Society Gala is its usual success, with hefty donations collected from all concerned...|
|The Curious Tale of Edward Nygma||August 25th, 2018||Two masked vigilantes talk shop and trade intel.|
|Retaliation: crossing the wrong kingpin||August 19th, 2018||An underworld hit turns an apartment complex into a minor warzone when The Shadow intervenes... saving a pair of unknown figures, at the cost of being forced to allowing the assassins to escape.|
|Red and black, two tastes that go well together||August 15th, 2018||The Shadow's investigation of the smuggling network takes her to Gotham, and encounters one of its Bat-vigilantes in the process.|
|A moment to breathe||July 30th, 2018||June is safe from the Foot.. For now.|
|Slaying Shadows||July 26th, 2018||Faith makes an acquaintance. The Shadow unravels yet another link of the smuggling ring, closing in on the final delivery point.|
|Sunder||July 25th, 2018||June is rescued from the Foot by Batgirl and the Shadow. The embryonic Birds of Prey also find that they have more info on the Foot clan in the process.|
|More Introductions||July 24th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Germination: Just use Tinactin||June 29th, 2018||A mix of heroes (and others?) engage a mushroom alien stalk at the Gotham zoo.|
|This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship...||June 25th, 2018||The Shadow meets Batgirl! And they have tea.|
|So Two Vigilantes Walk Into A Cafe...||June 18th, 2018||Barbara passes the Oracle's phone number on to Natasha, suspecting that The Shadow will place a call very soon...|
|Scene: Ominous Distractions||June 13th, 2018||Summary needed|
|On the Trail...||June 12th, 2018||The Shadow stops a ninja heist of new technology and takes one for questioning.|
|STARK Birthday party||June 1st, 2018||Tony's yacht party is a hit with a variety of high profile guests!|
|Just Like Old Times||May 30th, 2018||Another segment of a smuggling ring is dismantled, and The Shadow has learned where she needs to go to find the next link in the chain...|
|Circles in the grass||May 28th, 2018||Nicky goes exploring, and regrets seeing people having fun while they are still recovering|
|Get your mad on!||May 18th, 2018||Breath, Stardust, Captain Marvel, and the Shadow happen across a peaceful, happy barbecue.. and a sniper with berzerker darts.|
|Test flight, Cranston One||May 10th, 2018||Thanks to a timely intervention by Power Girl, the first test flight of the prototype aircraft goes off without any more than a minor hitch.|
|What evil lurks in a 200 foot radius||April 22nd, 2018||The Shadow comes to clean up a drug ring. Oh, and Yin just happens to be standing right there, bleeding.|
|Finding the Foot||March 30th, 2018||Summary needed|
|A donation negotiation situation.||March 25th, 2018||Claire and Matt make their pitch to Natasha Cranston|
|The Impossible Compass Part 4||March 25th, 2018||In Disney like fashion the wound in the world began to heal. The memory of changes to stories changed to the way it originally was, despite the thefts and Grodd's retention of some of the items. The Lilitputian gold was well and truly spent after all, but time mends all wounds and time healed the knowledge of a Gorilla....for the most part.|
|A case of tense muscles..||March 22nd, 2018||Natasha Cranston stops in to get a back massage with a highly regarded masseuse in Starling. The skill level raises a red flag or two.|
|Community outreach||March 17th, 2018||Matt Murdock talks to a client about a case, and has a proposal for a charity opportunity.|
|Oracular investigations: Arkham interviews.||March 14th, 2018||Oracle has a word with someone who might be able to shed more light on her current investigation...|
|Welcome to Blackhawk Island||March 12th, 2018||Zinda shows Natasha around the refurbished island base.|
|Ill Met By Moonlight||February 24th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Something's Afoot||February 16th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Discussions and denunciations, mysteries and misunderstandings||February 13th, 2018||Vicky catches up with the Shadow, looking for some answers...|
|Tidepool: Old wings still beat air||February 11th, 2018||Lady Blackhawk takes to the skies and reaches out to her friends on the airshow circuits - people who know how to fly a cold stick - to enlist them into helping patch up CMS' transport problems, improving its ability to keep the commerce flowing.|
|Kevin Q. Thornton's Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day.||January 28th, 2018||The Spoiler overheard rumors of a job going down. When she gets to the place, it turns out she's not the only vigilante who found out about it...|
|Awakening: The Gateway Opens||January 27th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Dire portents and war councils.||January 26th, 2018||Rache is informed of the upcoming confrontation. Will she be able to make it? Will bullets make a difference? Who knows...|
|Awakening: Always Have a Backup Plan||January 26th, 2018||Summary needed|
|I hate demons||January 22nd, 2018||Shadowlite is pursued across the planet by minions of Satannish, ending with a confrontation in Queens.|
|Oracular Investigations||January 21st, 2018||Oracle looks into the mysteries of Natasha Cranston's past and finds herself stymied - for now.|
|TP: Awakening (I'm Just a Girl)||January 20th, 2018||Finally some witnesses to the kidnappings. And the first demon, Wrath, appears.|
|Rooftop Reminiscing||January 5th, 2018||Summary needed|
|CIA or Corporate Image Assassination||December 30th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Shadowed Meetings||December 27th, 2017||A mob hit and kidnapping of the wife and daughter of a protected witness was averted by Batgirl, with some help from a hitherto unknown vigilante.|
|CEO Meeting||December 14th, 2017||Natasha Cranston and Susan Storm-Richards negotiate a deal.|
|Negotiations over drinks||December 12th, 2017||Natasha and Zinda come to very agreeable terms. In exchange for Zinda's support for a renewed takeover bid of Blackhawk Freight, Natasha will support Zinda's efforts to rebuild the original Blackhawks. In the meantime, the CEO of Cranston Multinational Shipping obtains the services of an excellent personal pilot and test pilot...|
|The Hunted: Collateral Damage||December 8th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Spiders and Shadows||December 3rd, 2017||Summary needed|
|Monsters of Hate||December 1st, 2017||Rita is up to her old tricks, sending down a monster to incite a riot in New York City. The Power Rangers arrive to stop her nefarious plan. A few other heroes help|
|Twin Attack||November 24th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Rooftop Vigils||November 20th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Dancing Got Her Nowhere||November 14th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Consultations||November 11th, 2017||After Detective Gulliver's visit, Natasha seeks legal advice on how to stall her investigations. She rejects her own legal team's recommendations out of hand and instead consults with an outside firm -- Nelson and Murdock.|
|Halloween Fair in Central Park||October 29th, 2017||The Avengers host a Halloween Fair in Central Park.|
|Unwarranted requests||October 24th, 2017||Something fishy may be going on with Poseidon Shipping, a subsidiary of Cranston Multinational. Alice Gulliver was sent by the Asian Crime Task Force to ask for permission to search the place, but failed to be sufficiently diplomatic to Natasha Cranston. On the other hand, now The Shadow Knows of something rotten in her company, and will likely investigate...|
|Rooftop Encounters||October 20th, 2017||Summary needed|
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|Tis an Ill Current||January 18th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Saving Civilization with Spreadsheets||July 4th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Ominous Distractions||June 13th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Scene: Ominous Distractions||June 13th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Origins||February 27th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Rising Tide: Board Meeting at CMS||February 10th, 2018||Summary needed|