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Overview[]

Willy Starbuck
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Hustler
Zone Steel Canyon
Coordinates (-4220, 0, 2330)
Level Range 10-14
Introduced by Detective Jose Brogan


Vic Johansson
Detective Martins

Introduces Warren Trudeau
Enemy groups Badge villain council Council

Badge villain hellions Hellions
Badge villain skulls Skulls


Willy Starbuck is a City of Heroes contact located in the Bronze Way neighborhood of Steel Canyon at coordinates (-4220, 0, 2330). Willy Starbuck is a Natural origin contact. His level range is 10-14.

Introductions[]

Contact Introduced By[]

New Contact(s)[]

FBI Special Agent Warren Trudeau would like to have a word with you. He's particularly eager to work with new heroes like you in combating the Tsoo and the Council. Agent Trudeau is on special assignment to Skyway City.

I think you will find Agent Trudeau to be very helpful.

Information[]

Hustler

Paragon City has known more than its fair share of con-men and hustlers, making Willy just one more small fish in a very big sea. He's not so much a con-man as he is somone who's always looking to broker a deal. While he skirts the boundaries of what's legal, he seldom breaks the law. He can get you tickets to a sold out concert or deliver a prized toy on Christmas Eve. He sells information, services, and maybe, just maybe, the occasional stolen good. But he's a good-hearted guy and no admirer of serious crime. So he's more than happy to help the city's heroes whenever they ask, especially when they're combating some of the city's more pernicious evils.

Initial Contact[]

I will steer you right. Trust me.

Store[]

  • Inspirations
  • Level 10 Training Enhancements (?% base costs) (Power 10 only)
  • Level 15 Technology/Natural Dual Origin Enhancements (?% base costs)

Story Arc[]

Souvenir[]

Skulls bandana

You've kept the bandana of a defeated Skull as a souvenir of your crusade against the gangs of Paragon City. It's an adventure you've come to think of as:

Bonefire

When the Skulls made a move on the Hellions, you were on the scene to keep their battle off the streets. You also found a magical cloak in the Hellions base.

You took the cloak to Azuria, who was relieved to see you. One of the MAGI's employees had been kidnapped, and Azuria sent you to the rescue. When the battle was over, the rescued mystic had a story to tell. She had learned that the Hellions were working with two other gangs: the Outcasts of Steel Canyon and the Warriors of Talos Island. The three gangs were trying to flood the underworld with magical artifacts.

Your work against the gangs of Paragon City kicked up into high gear when you went to speak with Athena Currie about the Skulls. She asked you to break up a Skulls hideout. There you found a ledger which connected the Skulls, the Trolls, and the Family in a Superadine cartel. You took the ledger to Detective Carla Brunelli, a member of Paragon City's gang unit. At her direction, you went after the Skulls' main headquarters, and found yourself in the middle of another brutal gang fight. You defeated all the warring gang members and emerged victorious. However, the ledger had mysteriously disappeared from Carla's office, taking with it any hope of convicting the Family on drug charges.

Stop the gang war[]

Briefing

Hey there. I heard a bad rumor today. It seems one of the Skull leaders, Marrowsnap, is leading a bunch of his guys into a known Hellion hideout. I'm afraid a conflict like that could spill out onto the streets and endanger the lives of our citizens. We need some hero presence down there to stop that gang war. Will you do it?

Make sure that those two gangs know that their squabbles are being monitored!

Mission Objective(s)

The door hangs on its hinges. It looks like the Skulls have already made their entrance.

  • Arrest all gang members, Look for clues
    • Seek cause of gang war

You defeated the villains and found a mysterious cloak.

Icon clue generic
Robe of Cold Comfort
This mystical robe was crafted by the enchantress Yanamahri. It carries her unique mystical signature.

Notes

  • The name of the enchantress who crafted the cloak varies. Possible names include Atsegine and Yanamahri.

Notable NPCs

Enemies

Badge villain hellions Hellions
Badge villain skulls Skulls

Debriefing

This clock clearly has some sort of mystical power. I wonder what the Hellions wanted with it.

It sounds like my suspicions were correct. The Skulls are looking to increase their turf. This could get bad.

Take the cloak to Azuria[]

Briefing

I'd like you to take that strange cloak you found to Azuria at MAGI. She may be able to tell us why the Skulls and Hellions were willing to go to battle over it.

The Skulls might make a second attempt to get the cloak, so look out.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Take the cloak to Azuria

Briefing

Oh, it's you! We need your help desperately! One of our enchantresses, Yanamahri, has been kidnapped by the Hellions! She's being held in an abandoned office in Kings Row. Will you please rescue her? While you're doing that, I'll examine this cloak you brought me.

You had better take this extra emergency teleporter, in case Yanamahri needs it.

Mission Objective(s)

It's cold in here; the building hasn't been heated since it went out of business years ago.

  • Defeat gang leader and guards
    • Find missing mystic

You have rescued Yanamahri.

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Yanamahri's story
When you rescued Yanamahri', she told you:

'Thank you so much. You can't imagine the threats they made! I did discover some interesting things. It seems that these Hellions are doing the bidding of another group. They, and another gang called the Outcasts, are working for the Warriors of Talos Island. For some reason, the Warriors want to flood Paragon City with minor magical items. I don't know what they are about, but it can't mean anything good for the city.'

Notes

  • The name of the enchantress varies. Possible names include Atsegine and Yanamahri.

Notable NPCs

Enemies

Badge villain hellions Hellions

Debriefing

Good job on getting Yanamahri out of there. You know, she crafted the Robe of Cold Comfort you recovered from the Hellions earlier. I wonder if they found her by tracing the mystical energy she transferred to that cloak?

The Hellions seem to be gearing up for a fight. They even went so far as to kidnap a MAGI mystic to tip the scales in their favor! Well, at least we have a good idea where they are getting their backing from now. Their connection to the Warriors' artifact trade is a secret worth knowing.

Take the message to Athena Currie[]

Briefing

You did a great job freeing Yanamahri from the Hellions, but it looks like our gang problems are just beginning. The Skulls are moving into Kings Row in force, and we need to step up the presence there. Will you take this message to my friend Athena Currie? She has friends on the police force; she should be able to get the extra people we need.

Be sure to tell her to ask for some extra cops in Kings Row.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Talk to Athena Currie

Briefing

If Willy Starbuck thinks it's important, I'll ask for some extra cops on patrol in Kings Row. I've been worried about the situation there as well. In fact, one of my informants gave me a tip on some Skull activity over in the old Hyperion Building. I'd like you to check it out for me. See if you can find out what they're up to over there.

Mission Objective(s)

It looks like Athena's source was right. This is definitely a hideout for the Skulls.

  • Defeat Skull leader and guards
    • Find evidence of Skull plan

You have defeated the Skulls and recovered some evidence.

Icon clue generic
Business ledger
This ledger contains records on drug manufacturing and sales. It belongs to a large group called the Superadine Connection, which includes the Skulls and the Skyway City Trolls. The group is presided over by the Family, a powerful gang from Independence Port.

Notable NPCs

Enemies

Badge villain skulls Skulls

Debriefing

Wow, this ledger you found is great! Looks like the Skulls' entire drug operation is summed up in here, along with their connections to the Trolls and the Family. Now, that's what I call juicy info! I am sure the police will love this.

It's starting to look like the Skulls and Hellions are coming together for a big clash of the pawns.

Take the ledger to Carla Brunelli[]

Briefing

Carla Brunelli wants to see that ledger you took from the Skulls. She's on the gang task force here in Paragon City, and she's the best person to handle all this new info about the Skulls' Superadine connections. Do me a favor and take that ledger to Carla Brunelli.

Do whatever Carla asks of you, all right?

Mission Objective(s)

  • Take ledger to Carla Brunelli

Briefing

Wow, this ledger is everything Willy Starbuck described and more! It seems that the Family has been supplying the Skulls with Superadine, and the Skulls are then selling it to the Trolls, keeping the Family's nose clean. Lining up for the opposition, we've got the Hellions, the Outcasts, and the Warriors. It looks like the Warriors have a huge artifact trade going, and the Hellions and Outcasts are in on that action.

I need you to get to Perez Park and start putting the hurt on both the Hellions and the Skulls. Hopefully you can get info on one of their headquarters. Then we can put a big dent in their organizations.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Locate gang headquarters
    • Defeat 20 Hellions and 20 Skulls

One of the defeated thugs gave up the location of the Skulls' main base.

Mission Objective(s)

These cave walls resound with the sounds of gunfire and flame.

  • Defeat all gang members

You took down the Skulls' base.

Notable NPCs

Enemies

Badge villain hellions Hellions
Badge villain skulls Skulls

Debriefing

You performed great in there. The city and its people owe you a debt of gratitude! I don't know if you heard, but that ledger was stolen from Carla. It's a darn shame; the drug connections it described would have let us put away several ranking members of the Skulls, Trolls, and Family!

You saved a MAGI mystic, took down those warring gang members, and greatly expanded our knowledge of how the gangs in Paragon City operate. Nothing can diminish what you accomplished here. This was your greatest victory to date!

Missions[]

Rescue Mason before the Council can torture him into assisting them[]

Briefing

The Council has kidnapped Mason, the famous physicist. You have to rescue Mason before the Council can torture him into assisting them. You only have 1 hour to rescue Mason.

If you don't get to Mason quickly, the consequences could be grave.

Mission Objective(s)

The office appears empty, but you know you can't let your guard down.

  • Save scientist from Council - 60:00

You rescued the scientist.

Notes

  • The name of the physicist may vary. Possiblities include Joseph, Mason and Stephens.

Notable NPCs

Enemies

Badge villain council Council

Debriefing

We should keep our ear out for word on what the Council is putting together. I hear some of their scientists are skilled roboticists; it could be that they're working on some sort of mechanical army!

Find evidence leading to the rest of the Council bases[]

Briefing

I need you to get over to a Council base on the double. My sources tell me it's a major link in the Council information network. They may well have information on the locations of other bases. I need you to find some evidence that will lead us to the rest of the Council bases. The sooner we can eliminate this threat, the better.

The base leader is a nasty fellow named Adjutant Breen. If you can take him into custody, he'll be an excellent source of information.

Mission Objective(s)

From outside this building looks abandoned, but the stash of weaponry indicates otherwise.

  • Arrest Breen and his guards

Notes

  • The name of the enemy leader may vary. Possible names include Adjutant Breen and Adjutant Walker.

Notable NPCs

Enemies

Badge villain council Council

Debriefing

Well, Adjutant Breen gave us all the information we needed, and more. According to Breen, the Council has a number of cells spread throughout the city, and each of them reports to a major base of operations on Striga Isle. That scares me. It could be that the Council is a greater threat than we had ever assumed!

Go to Steel Canyon and convince the Council that they're not welcome[]

Briefing

The Council has been doing some heavy recruiting in Steel Canyon. I need a hero who can get to Steel Canyon and convince the Council that they're not welcome.

Gimry Ridge and the Copper District would be good places to start.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Council in Steel Canyon
    • Defeat 10 Council

You have stopped the Council from recruiting in Steel Canyon.

Enemies

Badge villain council Council

Debriefing

Thanks for helping out with that Council problem. With heroes like you, we may be able to keep them small.

Go to Steel Canyon and stop the Council sabotage[]

Briefing

There's a problem in Steel Canyon that I think you may be able to solve. The Council has been sabotaging a lot of businesses in the area: computer companies, scientific labs, anyone who might be producing technology that can aid Paragon City. You've got to get to Steel Canyon and stop the Council sabotage.

A good neighborhood to start in would be Royal Overlook. Or you cold try Bronze Way.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Combat Council in Steel Canyon
    • Defeat 10 Council

You have discouraged the Council from sabotaging the businesses in Steel Canyon.

Enemies

Badge villain council Council

Debriefing

Thanks. I'm sure the businesses of Steel Canyon won't forget this.

Shut down the Council cell[]

Briefing

A cell of Council troops has taken over a couple floors of an abandoned office in Paragon City. They are using it as a planning and staging area for attacks throughout the city. I need someone who can go in and shut down the Council cell.

Please take extra care to see that no one escapees. If the cell's ringleaders get away, we may have to consider this mission a failure.

Last week's bombing at the exchange was planned from this cell, and I'm sure they're planning similar attacks as we speak. The Council has become much bolder since they ousted their old regime. They are being led by Archon Flynn. Take down Flynn and his bodyguards, and the cell will disperse.

Mission Objective(s)

The offices are in disarray, but someone has made an effort to make this place habitable. In its current condition, it's an excellent staging area.

  • Defeat Flynn and his guards
    • Don't let Flynn escape

Upon Success: Unknown
Upon Failure: Despite your efforts, Flynn escaped.

Notable NPCs

Enemies

Badge villain council Council

Debriefing (Success)

You shut down that cell by defeating Archon Flynn. He's singing like a canary; he's already given up the locations of several other Council cells. Excellent work.

Debriefing (Failure)

Well, Flynn is still on the streets. I'll tell my contacts to watch out for him, but to be honest, we may have lost our shot at bringing him to justice.

Hit the streets and defeat a few Council troops[]

Briefing

There has been a marked increase in Council activity since they ramped up their recruiting. Can you hit the streets and defeat a few Council troops? Those thugs need a wake-up call. Steel Canyon is particularly overrun, though I'm sure any zone in the city would welcome your assistance.

The techs at DATA were wondering if you could test out these Cryoprojection Bracers for a short while.

Temporary Power:

The Cryoprojection Bracers temporary power is awarded upon mission acceptance.

Temporary LethargyInducer Cryoprojection Bracers Damage (Cold/Smash), Ranged, Foe -Recharge
These bracers use a concealed freon cell to create a beam of freezing cold. The Cryoprojection Bracers slow the target's attacks for a time. There are 30 charges.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Slow spread of Council
    • Defeat 10 Council

You have slowed the spread of the Council.

Debriefing

Looks like those Cryoprojection Bracers worked out well for you.

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