|Coordinates||(-2764, 0, 790)|
|Introduced by||Laurence Mansfield|
|Enemy groups|| Circle of Thorns|
Contact Introduced By
Science has had more advances in the past year than it has in the past 100, dou in great part to the massive knowledge researchers continue to glean from the recovered Rikti technology. It is Ron Hughes' greatest pleasure to report on these developments as a writer for The Paragon Science Journal, especially since he knows that not all those making advances have Paragon City's best interests at heart. Ron knows just the right questions to ask, and his contacts in the scientific community often tip him off to research taking place under shady circumstances. He finds such experiments morally appalling, and he's helped more than a few heroes bust illegal labs.
Missing Initial Contact Dialog
See Perez Park Security Chief
Perez Park is a dangerous place these days. Clearly the Chief thinks you can handle it, but take a couple of friends with you, just in case.
- Talk to Security Chief
Take this briefing seriously. I need you to deal with some of the Circle of Thorns mystics that have been plaguing the area. Try looking for them in Bettis Hills.
|Perez Park briefing|
|Perez Park used to be a beautiful place to take your family for an afternoon picnic. Now, no one in his right mind wanders in there. Most of the area has been abandoned, largely due to the rumors of unholy Circle of Thorns rites taking place deep within the forest. The park is entirely overgrown, a perfect place for those strange mystics to summon up a demon or two. This zone is so deadly that even heroes shouldn't go in there in groups of fewer than three.|
- Keep the peace in Perez Park
- Defeat 10 Circle of Thorns
I guess the Chief's confidence in you was well placed. Fantastic job.
Destroy the drug lab and recover the sample the Skulls are using
Some Skulls have set up a lab to make their own Superadine. Someone needs to destroy that drug lab and recover the sample the Skulls are using. Can you get it done before they can go into mass production?
I know you can do it, but be careful. The rumor is that Marrow Drinker is running the show. He won't go down easy.
The old warehouse smells of rotting cardboard, rusting metal, and strange chemicals.
- Stop Marrow Drinker and crew
- 3 labs to destroy
You got the Superadine sample and defeated Marrow Drinker.
|Raw Superadine sample|
|This unrefined sample of the drug Superadine was collected from a Skulls' drug lab.|
- The name of the boss can vary. Possible names include Marrow Drinker and Toothbreaker Jones.
That's more Superadine off the streets. Good work. I'll pass this sample along to someone I know at SERAPH.
Go to Perez Park and stop the Skulls' drug trafficking
The Skulls have been selling a lot of Superadine in Perez Park lately. The hospitals are crowded with overdosed addicts, and street crime is escalating. I need you to go to the source. Get over to Perez Park and stop the Skulls' drug trafficking. If we can't stem the flow of Superadine, we could wind up losing a lot of people in that zone.
The Boneyard and the park itself are some of the Skulls' favorite hangouts. I suggest you start there.
- Combat Skulls in Perez Park
- Defeat 10 Skulls
You have discouraged the Skulls from selling Superadine in Perez Park.
Well done. The Skulls' drug ring just took a big hit.
Break Up the Gang Fight
The Skulls are planning to move on a Hellions hideout in an abandoned office building. I need someone to break up that gang fight. But watch out; once you show up, they won't stay around for long. You only have 75 minutes to break up the gang fight.
I hear the Hellions have some valuable artifacts stored in that hideout. Bring them back if you can. Your only real objective is to stop the fight, but if you can prevent the artifacts from being destroyed, I'd be much obliged to you.
You can hear the sounds of gunfire and flame, muted by the old office's decaying walls.
- End gang war, arrest all thugs - 1:15:00
- Protect artifacts
You defeated the gang members and averted a full-scale gang war.
- Artifacts (Object)
Some interesting things may be overheard during this mission:
Hellions vs Skulls fight:
Hellions Minion: We're going to toast ya!
Skulls Minion: Yeah? Frost has it in for you, losers!
Hellions Minion: Hero! Torch 'em!
Skulls Minion: Punk up Hero!
Attacking the Artifacts:
Skulls Minion: We're going to smash these things to smithereens!
Skulls Minion: Smash that junk!
It seems both the Hellions and the Skulls were operating under orders. There are bigger things afoot than a simple scuffle over territory. We have to get to the bottom of the Skulls' and the Hellions' connections!
Go to the streets and defeat a few Skulls
Take a few of these Flashbang Grenades. They'll disorient the Skulls.
You receive Flashbang Grenades.
- Investigate Superadine ring
- Defeat 10 Skulls
The last Skull you defeated gave up some information about the Skulls' drug ring.
|The Skull's story|
|One of the Skulls you defeated told you:
'Yeah, all right, the Skulls got a partner. A big partner. You'll never guess where the Dyne is coming from, zero. And I ain't tellin' ya.
So, there is another play supplying the Skulls with Superadine. Very interesting. We'll have to learn more if we're going to win the drug war in Paragon City.