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City of Heroes - Archvillain Guide

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|  City of Heroes   |
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| Archvillain Guide |
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By: UnSub {evilasahobby} <--a.t--> {graffiti} <--d.o.t--> {net}
Version: 0.7
Date: 31 January 2006


CONTENTS:

1.0 Introduction
 .1 Fair Use and Email Policy
 .2 Who Wrote This Guide?
 .3 A Note on Archvillains in Missions


2.0 The Archvillains by Faction
 .1 Hellions
 .2 The Skulls
 .3 Clockwork
 .4 Vahzilok
 .5 Outcasts
 .6 Circle of Thorns
 .7 The Lost
 .8 Fifth Column
 .9 The Council
 .10 The Tsoo
 .11 Trolls
 .12 Minions of Igneous
 .13 Hydra
 .14 Warriors
 .15 The Family
 .16 Sky Raiders
 .17 Devouring Earth
 .18 Banished Pantheon
 .19 Freakshow
 .20 Prisoners
 .21 Crey
 .22 Rikti
 .23 Nemesis
 .24 Carnival of Shadows
 .25 The Malta Group
 .26 The Praetorians
 .27 Soldiers of Rularuu
 .28 Void Hunters
 .29 Contaminated
 .30 The Cabal
 .31 Fir Bolg
 .32 Tuatha De Dannon
 .33 Ghosts
 .34 Red Caps
 .35 Shivans
 .36 Knives of Artemis
 .37 Arachnos
 .38 Council Empire
 .39 Crazed
 .40 Malaise
 .41 Elementals
 .42 Nictus
 .43 Psychic Clockwork
 .44 Werewolves


3.0 Archvillains by Security Level


4.0 Final Notes
 .1 Thanks
 .2 Contributors
 .3 Version Notes

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1.0 INTRODUCTION
________________
After looking for some of this information for myself and not being able to
find it, I thought I would pull together a guide of the locations of all the
Archvillains that are available to fight in City of Heroes. You won't have
to fight all of these Archvillains if you don't want to, but since I think
it's a bit of a comic book tradition to fight all the big bads, it's nice
to know how to track them down. I'm also focusing on only the Archvillains,
since Giant Monsters are more than covered in other guides because they give
badges. Since most Archvillains don't give badges, players have generally
been less inclined to fight them (unless they have to in order to complete
a mission).

This guide is based off TheSpeedingSkull's AV Guide V1.0 that can be found
at the following address:

http://boards.cityofheroes.com/showflat.php?Number=2445277&fpart=1#2445277

It was a large source of info for a number of Archvillains (or AVs), but
I've looked to clean up and standardise the format as well as include more
data as I move forward. Two other sources I used were the relevant villains
pages on:

http://coh.warcry.com
http://cityofheroes.gameamp.com/

which provided me with more information.

*UPDATE: After the release of v0.5 of this guide, I was pointed to Red
Tomax's Guide to CoH at the following location:

http://www.nofuture.org.uk/coh/

which has a lot of mission info on AVs that I've used for this guide.


1.1 FAIR USE AND EMAIL POLICY
_____________________________
As collator and creator of this guide, I have no problems with its use and
distribution provided that 1) it is distributed in an unaltered state and 2)
that access to it is free (ie you do not need to pay an access fee of any type
to purchase use of this guide). If you wish to alter this guide and / or
charge for it's use, permission must first be sought from the creator
(ie me ;-).

If you wish to email me, PLEASE put something in the subject line about City
of Heroes. I tend to delete emails with no subject line on the grounds that
it is spam. Also, all submissions will be credited to their contributors, so
if you send me info that gets included in this guide you will have your name
credited in the guide, along with some general recognition of the type of
information you provided. Please include a name (any name or nic) for me to
use as I dislike putting contributor email addresses in guides.


1.2 WHO WROTE THIS GUIDE?
_________________________
I received a query about copyright and which permissions I have received
regarding the collation of this guide, so I thought I'd address a few
points. This guide was compiled purely because I couldn't see another
single source of AV information in existance, despite lots of general AV
information floating about.

1) This guide is a compliation of existing materials regarding AVs in CoH.
I collated all the information together into this one guide and will
update it until such point as I quit CoH or CoH is cancelled. I did not
write 100% of this guide and don't want to appear to be taking credit for
all the information in it, since it is based off the work of other people.
The links seen in Section 1.0: Introduction show the sources of the
information I used in this guide.

2) I have received TheSpeedingSkull's approval for this guide. His original
guide was the basis for this version, so I felt it best to seek his
permission. However, I have changed the layout and content of AV
information in order to improve the utility of this guide.

3) The information I collated from Red Tomax's Guide to COH, CoH Warcry,
and CoH Gameamp is all factual in nature. Where an AV is in a story arc
is factual. An in-game text description of an AV is factual. AV
resistances and vulnerabilities are factual. Factual information can not
be copyrighted.Using factual informatino in a guide does not violate
copyright.

I don't want to appear taking credit where it's not due - Red Tomax's site,
which lists the various story arc missions, task forces and the location of
AVs within them did the hard work and should receive all the kudos. I just
pulled together the facts from that site (and the others listed) about AVs
and included them in this guide.

If anyone notices something I've included in this guide that does violate
copyright, please let me know - taking credit for other's work is not my
intent.


1.3 A NOTE ON ARCHVILLAINS IN MISSIONS
______________________________________
I'm taking this directly from Statesman's* post on the forums:

"If the team size and mission difficulty are ABOVE a certain level, an
Archvillain spawns. Below that, players will face only an Elite Boss. If the
mission is set on the first two levels of difficulty, it takes 4 heroes or
more to spawn an Arch Villain. On the third level, 3 heroes or more. On the
fourth level, 2 heroes. On the highest (Invincible), a solo hero will spawn
an AV. Note this works in BOTH City of Heroes and Villains."

An addendum from Positron*:

"Just to calrify: The Archvillain thing is ONLY for Mission AV's,
Archvillains in Task Forces/Strike Forces and World Spawns will not be
changed.

In City of Villains, Archvillain-class enemies are called "Heroes" and this
change applies to them as well. (With the exception of Strike Forces and
World Spawns of course)."

As such, if you want to be able to fight an AV in a story arc mission, be
sure to take along enough heroes to 'activate' them in the mission. The best
bet is to have a team of at least four and fight them on the Heroic (ie
default) difficulty level, but that choice is up to you.

*For those who don't know, Statesman is CoH/V's lead designer while Positron
is ... well, somebody important at Cryptic Studios.


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2.0 THE ARCHVILLAINS BY FACTION
-------------------------------
I've arranged the guide by faction, with all AVs (whether in the game or
not) listed, together with info on them and how to defeat them. If you have
a tip for fighting an AV, please send it in!

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2.1 THE HELLIONS
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.2 THE SKULLS
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.3 CLOCKWORK
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Archvillain(s) -
Clockwork King

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AV: Clockwork King

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The mad Clockwork King imagaines himself the center of a mechanical court.
His powerful mind continually creates more subjects to his insane rule. The
true horror is that his massive steel chassis holds a human brain.

LOCATED: "The Fall of the Clockwork King" Task Force

CONTACT: Synapse in Skyway City - you'll need at least four heroes to start
the TF

HERO LEVEL: 15 - 21

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: Last mission in the TF
"We know those parts you found were delivered to only three locations. I
think we need to check out each of the three warehouses. If we are lucky, this
trail will lead to the big man himself: the Clockwork King!

I'm calling the first warehouse to make sure they know you're coming. Wait!
They say they're under attack right now, and there are innocents in danger.
Get moving!"

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
He's vulnerable to smashing damage, so exploit this weakness if you can.
Watch out for his psychic attacks - most heroes have very low resistance
to psychic damage, so he can really put the hurt on an unwary team.

Also, his physical attacks aren't to be sneezed at, so keep your melee
fighters healed and your squishie team mates protected.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
 - Blue Steel beat the man believed to now be the Clockwork King so badly he
had to be turned into a brain in a jar. Ouch!
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2.4 VAHZILOK
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Archvillain(s) -
Dr Vahzilok

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AV: Dr Vahzilok

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The insane leader of the Vahzilok comes across more like a religious zealot
than and arch-fiend. Dr. Vahzilok continually proclaims his intention of
overcoming death itself. In his twisted mind, the horrid reanimated corpses
he creates are only stepping stones toward greater medical miracles.

LOCATED: "The Vahzilok Plague" Story Arc

CONTACT: Ann-Marie Engles (Skyway City), Juliana Nehring (Skyway City),
Olivia Chung (Steel Canyon) or Pavel Garnier (Skyway City)

HERO LEVEL: 15 - 20

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"Look, the city council wants to keep this quiet. There's been a rash of
mysterious illnesses in the past few days, and a few cases have already
proved fatal. We're not sure that this disease is, but it's quite virulent.
If something isn't done soon, we'll be living in a ghost town. We do have
good evidence that the illness is connected to the Vahzilok zombies. I need
you to take this scanning device and use it on any Vahzilok you see. We need
all the data we can get."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: The one after the "Defeat Patient Zero" mission,
which is also the last mission of the TF:
"Now that Dr. Vahzilok has a sample of the antidote, it's only a matter of
time before he can modify his virus and undo our work. However, I've
analysed all the data, and I think I have a very viable candidate for the
ground zero of this entire outbreak. I'd like you to go down to the sewers
and incinerate very body you find. If you can manage this, [Hero Name],
you'll put and end to Vahzilok's evil plague forever!

You must be careful, [Hero Name]. Dr. Vahzilok himself knows about your
involvement, and may try to stop you. You'll have to judge for yourself
if you'll be strong enough to fight him, or if destroying the bodies is
the better answer. Maybe we can put an end to this whole thing here and
now, before the rest of the city gets infected."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? No... although if you
can't get to access to a glowie because of him, you will need to draw him
off at the very least.

REWARD: Only the standard XP and influence.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Dr Vahzilok has some decent ranged attacks, so don't think you can avoid
damage simply by staying at a distance.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
 - That body of his is actually a battlesuit made of sewn-together body
parts; Dr Vahzilok is actually a smallish man.
++

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2.5 OUTCASTS
------------

Archvillain(s) -
None

*SPECIAL NOTE: Frostfire is the founder of the Outcasts and can be beaten
as part of the Hollows missions, but isn't ranked as an AV in CoH.

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2.6 CIRCLE OF THORNS
--------------------

Archvillain(s) -
Baphomet
Envoy of Shadows

++
AV: Baphomet

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The Baphomet is the oldest and most feared of the Behemoth Lords. The ground
beneath it's cloven feat burns with its own infernal fire.

LOCATED: "Stop the Rikti transdimensional expedition" mission / "The Saga of
Lanaru" Story Arc

CONTACT: Angus McQueen (Peregrine Island) / Faathim the Kind (The Chantry)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

1) For the "Stop the Rikti transdimensional expedition" mission:
"Portal Corporation scientists have traced a Rikti Portal transition to a
nearby alternate Earth. This particular case could be extrremely dangerous.
The world has been classified as a prohibited dimension. Our probe teams
discovered that the Circle of Thorns ananlog of that dimension successfuly
annihilated all human life on the world except a slave sub-class in the year
1968 AD. I have been authorized to ask for your assistance to stop the Rikti
transdimensional expedition before the alternate Circle discovers our Earth.

I will warn you, this world has been classified as extremely hazardous. If you
accept, I recommend that that you take appropraite precautions.

It is unlikley that the Rikti knew about conditions on this world when they
opened a portal to it. This does not change the imperative that the world must
be sealed off from ours at this time. Your main objective will be to disrupt the
portal generation apparatus the Rikti have utilized to access thie world. That
will cut off Rikti access to that dimension, or at least disrupt any possible
corridors from there to the Rikti home Earth. If those devices have been
hidden too well, you can also concentrate on hunting down all Rikti operatives
present at their transfer site on that world, as well as any hostile local
residents they have come in contact with."

2) For the "The Saga of Lanaru" Story Arc:
"Two of the Keys to the Storm Palace are now on your world. They must be found
and recovered before they can be used. The Malta group has already extracted
the key, though I do not know how they would accomplish this thing.

The Key of Madness is still hidden from me. I have sent messages to mystics of
your world through dreams. Seek out Azuria once you have recovered the Key of
Destruction. She may have learned the location of the last key by then.

The danger is great. The Minds of the Malta Group are clouded with their
desire for power and control. I fear that something is using them to it's
own advantage, and could wreck havoc upon us all."

NB: You'll have to do a number of sub-missions before you'll be given the
objective to defeat Baphomet

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? No / Yes

REWARD: "Demon Slayer" badge if you beat Baphomet

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
 - Back in CoH beta, he could be found running around Perez Park as a
placeholder for Kraken
++

++
AV: Envoy of Shadows

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Unbound and unamed, it has crossed the gulf of worlds on a bridge of greed
and pain. The Envoy of Shadow is a ambassador of the Prince of Demons, here
to offer the Circle of Thorns great power and dark alliances. Its consuming
flames and cloak of darkness are manifestations of it's endless evil.

LOCATED: "The Envoy of Shadows" Story Arc

CONTACT: Cadao Kestrel (Founders' Falls)

HERO LEVEL: 35-40

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"There have been rumors that the Warrior leader King Thunder stole a book
of magic rituals from the Circle of Thorns. According to the rumor, the
Circle had only just acquired the book themselves, and were looking to get
it back. That rumor just might match with a recent disturbance in Kings Row.
The Warriors have been planning on some big rite to get, and there's word of
Circle mystics watching those preparations closely. If this book is as powerful
as rumors say it is, the Warriors are in way over their heads. I suspect this
may all be part of a Circle plot of some kind. Could you investigate the Ritual
and try to recover the book? Stay alert on this mission. I have a feeling
that this is the start of something much larger."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: Envoy of Shadows appears in three missions within this
story arc

1) "I've had a chance to talk to Akarist about the Demon the Circle of Thorns
have summoned. He calls it the Envoy of Shadow, and says that it's an emissary
of the Demon Prince the Oranbegans dealt with before. He thinks that the thing
will demand a human sacrificce as part of whatever bargain it's making, and
probably a large one. Will you help stop the sacrifice to the Envoy of Shadow?

Akarist says that there's a chance the Envoy itself may be there to accept the
sacrifices, so it would probably be a good diea to gather allies for this
mission.

Akarist has pointed us towards where the ceremony will most likely take place,
and it coincides with something else. I've just gotten word that 13 police
officers haven't shown up for work today, but that one of them got a call out
on his radio that she was taken underground by Circle Sorcerers. Your main goal
will be to find and rescue all of the kidnapped police and disrupt any
sacrificial ceremony. Also, look for any evidence of what sort of deal the
Envoy may be here to make. If the Envoy itself is there, Akarist warned that
defeating it won't be enough to destroy it, but might give you an idea of how to
fight it. Use your own discretion on that.

Akarist also sent this for you. It's something he's written about Demons and
the sacrifices they demand. It might provide you with an insight to the Envoy of
Shadow and what it's after."

2) "All of your work to stop the Envoy of Shadow and the Circle from makinga
deal is paying off, but there has been a repercussion. The Envoy is preparing
to accelerate the deal and is going to make a ceremonial gift of new Thorn
Blades to the Circle of Thorns. I'd like you to disrupt this exchange, and
take those Thorn Blades.

The Envoy itself is likely to be there, and defeatinghim will be necessary to
break his ability to sense and retrieve the Thorn Blades. It might be a good
dea to have allies with you for that reason, if you haven't already gathered
some.

You'll have three things to do in this. First, you must get the Thorn Blades.
Second, you need to defeat the Envoy of Shadow. You won't be able to stop him
permanently, but the time it takes him to re-form himself will give us enough
time to secure the Thorn Blades so they're invisible to him. Third, Akarist
says that its very likely that the Circle will be trying to find some
leverage on the Envoy. So, keep an eye out for what the Circle is up to.

Akarist has another message for you, this one about the Thorn Blades themselves
and their importance in a deal with the Demon Prince."

3) "The research is complete. We have the Envoy of Shadow's True Name. If
you're ready, it's time to end the Circle's negotiations. It won't be easy,
you'll be facing the Envoy of Shadow again as well as the representatives from
the Circle of Thorns. If you're ready, I have all that you'll need to send
the Envoy of Shadow back to Hell. I'll call for an emergency force field to
give you time to get there. I'm counting on you to end this, once and for all.

You'll need to defeat the Envoy of Shadow and all of the Circle who are
consorting with him to bring this to an end. I know you can do it. You've
beaten him before. You can do it again.

I have these to give you from Akarist and the MAGI mystics. The True Name of
the Envoy of Shadow, and the knowledge of how to use it. Good luck."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? No / Yes / Yes

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Tanking Envoy isn't too difficult as most of the damage is done in well
resisted damage types. Try to get him turned away from your teammates to
ensure his cone attack hits only the tanker. His use of Healing Flames can
be a bit obnoxious so bring enough fire power to overcome his increased
regeneration rate. The auto-hit aura can be problematic for those that
need to be close and have little resistance. We had a Fire controller
along who's fire imps couldn't touch the Envoy because the aura would
dispatch them so quickly. (written by Cleat)


OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

++

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2.7 THE LOST
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.8 FIFTH COLUMN
----------------

Archvillain(s) -
Nosferatu
Vandal
Requiem

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AV: Nosferatu

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Few truly appreciate the genius of Nosferatu's super soldier program, and
none more so than himself. Nosferatu was so entranced by his ability to
create the super strong Vampyri that he became one of them. He has since
improved upon the original design by granting himself several new abilities.
He can mesmerize his opponents, leaving them helpless. Some say he can even
siphon off the life force of his foes.

*SPECIAL NOTE: The Fifth Column were overthrown by The Council, with
Nosferatu jumping ship to that faction.
++

++
AV: Vandal

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The fiend known as Vandal was once a humble tinkerer named Othman Doul.
In the late 1930's, the villain Requiem recognized Doul's usefulness and
recruited him to the nascent 5th Column. Othman was happy to oblige, since
it meant he could indulge his scientific curiosity without restraint. Over
the years, Vandal has mechanically augmented himself to prolong his lifespan.
Now, he seeks to advance his own position within the 5th Column and perhaps
even challenge Requiem for supremacy.

*SPECIAL NOTE: The Fifth Column were overthrown by The Council, with Vandal
jumping ship to that faction.
++

++
AV: Requiem

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Ridolfo Uzzano has come a long way from his humble beginning as one of
Mussolini's lapdogs. The primary cause of his success was his fusion with a
Nictus, a being of utter darkness.

*SPECIAL NOTE: The Fifth Column were overthrown by The Council, with Requiem
jumping ship to that faction.
++

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2.9 THE COUNCIL
---------------

Archvillain(s) -
Nosferatu
Maestro
Archon Burkholder
Vandal
Requiem
Arakhn

++
AV: Nosferatu

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Few truly appreciate the genius of Nosferatu's super soldier program, and
none more so than himself. Nosferatu was so entranced by his ability to
create the super strong Vampyri that he became one of them. He has since
improved upon the original design by granting himself several new abilities.
He can mesmerize his opponents, leaving them helpless. Some say he can even
siphon off the life force of his foes.

LOCATED: "The Eternal Nemesis" Story Arc / "The Nictus Insurrection" Story
Arc (Kheldians only)

CONTACT: Maxwell Christopher (Founders' Falls) / Sunstorm

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45 / 40 - 45

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:

- "The Eternal Nemesis" Story Arc

"I keep finding interesting new things in the files you found detailing
Nemesis' hidden business dealings and front companies. We can't move on
all of it right away or else Nemesis will figure out where we got the
information, but it can help to start an investigation. This time, it's
helped on a big one. I don't know if you're familiar with Tyrone Lockhart
and his company, Lockhart Aerotech, but he's been under investigation for a
while for aiding the Sky Raiders, so he's a pretty bad guy. Here's where it
gets good: it turns out that Lockhart Aerotech has connections with more
than just the Sky Raiders. According to the records you recovered, Lockhart
has had a long-running relationship with Nemesis. They've done manufacturing
and prototyping for Nemesis for years, even before the business with the Sky
Raiders. If we can find solid evidence of the connection between Lockhart and
Nemesis, that'll take the case against Tyrone and the battle against Nemesis
off in a whole new direction. I'll warn you though. This is going to be
difficult, and it's probably only the start of something much larger."

 - "The Nictus Insurrection" Story Arc

"Our people watching the Council tell us that there has been a frenzy of
activity, and even open conflict. Now that the Center has learned of their
treachery, Arakhn and Requiem have stepped up their plans. I fear that they
may have begin their bid for control of the Council. If they win, humanity
will lose. We have to know if the Nictus have started their insurrection,
or if we still have some time. The only way to know for sure will be to
infiltrate a Council communications base, and see what they're saying
internally.

If Arakhn has begun to make her play for power, we have to know. We can't let
her win, even if that means helping the Center to keep control. The Center
is a threat to freedom here on Earth, but Nictus are a threat to all
life in the galaxy."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

- "The Eternal Nemesis" Story Arc

"At the conclusion of his battle against the 5th Column, Nemesis managed
to capture Nosferatu, the mad doctor responsible for the 5th Column's
Ubermen and vampyri. He used us, he used the 5th Column, and now he plans
to use Nosferatu. What Nemesis wants him for is still a mystery, but I
think it may have something to do with Nemesis' early kidnapping of the
immortal Bentley Berkeley and all of the weapons testing and data
gathering the Nemesis Army has been doing.

However, one thing I know is that I have no intention of letting Nemesis
get away with any of this. Thanks to the documents you found a while back
and Lockhart's files, I have a pretty good idea of where Nemesis might
be holding his latest prisoner. I want you to go in there and capture
Nosferatu.

Hunting down one wanted criminal and fighting another at the same time
feels good again. No helping one bad guy to offset another, just doing
the right thing from the start.

I'm betting that Nemesis is using Nosferatu to work on something
related to biology, probably involving artificial life extension.
Any information Nemesis might get on that could cause a lot of trouble,
so you'll need to catch Nosferatu and anyone he may be directly working
with."

 - "The Nictus Insurrection" Story Arc

"We found out why Nosferatu didn't change sides after you planted the evidence
of the plot against him. He already knew about the plot. We received this:

[Hero Name]

I thank you for your concern, but to tell the truth, I am somewhat interested
in becoming a Nictus. Unlike Vandal, I do not see that as a kind of death,
but as an interesting new state of being.

However, I am not locked into the idea. I would like to see just how good you
Kheldians really are. Also, I could use a fight to test the limits of the work
I've done on my own body. So, let us arrange a simple test: If you can
defeat me and allow me to remain free, I will change sides in this struggle
and assist the Center. Until you do, I shall support Requiem, and by
extension Arakhn and the Nictus. I have enclosed a location I can be found at.

Bring allies.

You will need them.

-Nosferatu

If we want to stop the Nictus insurrection, you're going to have to defeat
an Arch-villain. Can you handle it?

Nosferatu is the first of the Vampyri, and is still the strongest. He's used
all of his experimental techniques on himself first. On top of that, he has
over half a century of experience and cunning on his side. Bring all the
allies you can, he won't give any quarter."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes / Yes

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Nosferatu can heal himself very quickly, so you'll need to bring some
heroes who can do a lot of damage. He's also got an auto-hit aura power,
so try to minimize the number of heroes who get close to him (or be
prepared to heal them).

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

++

++
AV: Maestro

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
As a child, Vincenzo Alfreri dreamed of becoming a great composer, but
those dreams were shattered when he lost his hearing due to a car accident.
The Council offered to perform a radical experiment that might restore his
hearing, and Vincenzo agreed without hesitation. Unfortunately, things did
not go as planned. A SPIDER attack on the facility resulted in a power surge
at the worst possible moment. Instead of restoring him, the resulting
explosion created a permanent resonance in Vincenzo's body. He agreed to
join the Council if the would give him the opportunity for vengance
against SPIDER.

LOCATED: In Long Jack's last mission

CONTACT: Long Jack (Striga Isle)

HERO LEVEL: 20 - 25

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: In Long Jack's last mission:
"Thanks to Dr. Goldsmith, we now have the location of one of the Council's
big wigs, Maestro. I don't think I need to tell you what happens next. Go
to Maestro's lair, find him, and defeat him.

I also heard that he has some of the Center's special guard, the Ascendants,
guarding his lair. That'll make him one tough nut to crack. I'd recommend
bringing a crackerjack team.

I hear Maestro's a deaf man who'll stop at nothing to regain what he's lost.
Unethical experimentation, dark magic, you name it. He's one twisted human
being."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Maestro uses sonic attacks which can drop your hero's damage resistance,
increasing the damage he does to you. Try to drop him quickly to avoid
a tough fight.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:


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AV: Archon Burkholder

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Archon Burkholder is a relic from another villainous group that was recently
subsumed by the Council. Nevertheless, he seems to have made a place for
himself in the new regime. His obsession with robotics led him to carve off
his own arm and replace it with one of steel; it also led him to create this
terryfing robot factory. To prevent the launch of the giant Zenith Mech, you
must defeat Burkholder.

LOCATED: "The MegaMech Cometh" Task Force

CONTACT: Ernesto Hess (Striga Isle)

HERO LEVEL: 25 - 30

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: Last mission in this TF
"If the intel you got out of Sanders can be believed, Archon Burkholder is
the only person who knows how to pilot the Zenith MegaMech. I guess that
doesn't surprise me. The word around the base is that he's obsessed with
robotics. He even volunteered for Maestro's crazy medical experiments, with
the condition that he be given a robotic arm.

What this means for us is simple: if you take out Burkholder, you take
down his entire scheme.

I'm counting on you to end this, heroes. You'd be surprised to know what's
riding on this one."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
 - When you defeat this AV, you have 30 seconds to escape the zone
or else be caught in a huge explosion that will give you a one-way
trip to the hospital

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AV: Vandal

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The fiend known as Vandal was once a humble tinkerer named Othman Doul.
In the late 1930's, the villain Requiem recognized Doul's usefulness and
recruited him to the nascent 5th Column. Othman was happy to oblige, since
it meant he could indulge his scientific curiosity without restraint. Over
the years, Vandal has mechanically augmented himself to prolong his lifespan.
Now, he seeks to advance his own position within the Council and perhaps
even challenge Requiem for supremacy.

LOCATED: "Bastion's Children" Task Force

CONTACT: Bastion (Talos Island)

HERO LEVEL: 25 - 30

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"This task is extremely dangerous, Task Force Slate. And it is extremely
important to me. If Vandal is using my technology to create these new,
advanced Zenith Mech Men, then I am, in some way, responsible for the havoc
they will wreck. Please arrest Vandal and ensure that he will do no more harm.

You have my gratitude, Task Force Slate."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Vandal has some vulnerability towards psionic damage, but has high mez
resists.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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AV: Requiem

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Ridolfo Uzzano has come a long way from his humble beginning as one of
Mussolini's lapdogs. The primary cause of his success was his fusion
with a Nictus, a being of utter darkness. The Nictus gave Ridolfo the
ability to scorch his foes with an infernal fire. Though he is now over
100 years old, Requiem remains a fearsome foe in battle. Before the Center
arrived to spoil his fun, Requiem ruled over the massive military
organization that was subsumed by the Council. His closest attendents
suspect that Requiem is still smarting from his loss of power, and
plotting his revenge.

LOCATED: "The Final Darkness" Story Arc (Kheldians only)

CONTACT: Sunstorm

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"Lillina Issan will be the new Shadowstar one day, if she can keep herself
from being killed. In the aftermath of the Nictus insurrection within the
Council, Arakhn and Requiem have gone into hiding, and Lilian has taken it
upon herself to find them. Not the wisest course at any time, but
absolutely foolish right now. She's dropped out of contact after she said
she was going to investigate an old base that had been cleaned out weeks ago.
I fear that Lillian has gotten herself into more trouble than she
anticipated, and needs to be found.

Since Lillian will assume the role of Shadowstar one day, she takes it upon
herself to go beyond her job as a reported and dig into the plans of our
enemies. it probably makes her feel like she's doing her part, I just wish
she'd use more caution. you must find Lillian and bring her back safely.
Also, look for any clues that might help her investigation. She puts herself
in too much danger, but we do need to know what the Nictus are up to.

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"We've found where the Nictus are setting up a major Shadow Cyst, based on
the inforation you found last time. 4 seeds, deep under the city. It gets
worse, though. We think that Requiem himself is there, protecting them. In
order to stop the Nictus, you will have to destroy those seeds and then
battle Requiem himself.

You will need allies, and good ones if you want to have any chance against
something like Requiem. I wish you the best of luck."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Requiem has a vulnerability to cold damage.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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AV: Arakhn

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Very little is known about the mysterious figure known as Arakhn.
She is a deadly assassin and is the last thing seen by many enemies of
the Council. what most of the council is unaware of is that Arakhn's
powers resulted from the fusion of her human body with a Nictus life form.
She is on the front lines of a war with the Kheldians, ancient enemy of the
Nictus.

LOCATED: "The Kheldian War" Task Force

CONTACT: Moonfire (Striga Isle)

HERO LEVEL: 23 - 28

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: The 10th and final mission
"I want to bring the Kheldian War to a close once and for all, and to do
that, I must end the Nictus threat. I intend to use Arakhn's plan against
her, and lay a trap for her Nictus brethren. I want you to seek out Arakhn's
stronghold. Then you must defeat her, while I gather the forces of the
Kheldian Peacebrigners. My bodiless brothers will go to her intended victims,
and ask premission to protect them from the Nictus. And then they will wait.

When you defeat Arakhn, I have no doubt her loyal minions will put her plan
into effect, sending the Nictus into their intended hosts. But each Nictus
will be surprised by a Kheldian lying in wait, within the very body they had
planned to assume. There we will defeat them , once and for all.

I know this sounds dangerous, but it is the only way. If we do not stop the
Nictus once and for all, Arakhn may develop an even more twisted plot. And
that plot might succeed."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Arakhn has a vampiric AoE attack that replenishes her health while
draining the surrounding heroes of their life. Try to keep melee heroes
out of the way when she executes this power and also try to have a team
that can whittle her health down quickly.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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2.10 THE TSOO
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Archvillain(s) -
Tub Ci

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AV: Tub Ci

DESCRIPTION TEXT: N/A

LOCATED: Tub Ci is not in CoH at the moment

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
 - Tub Ci was arrested by Blue Steel

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2.11 THE TROLLS
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Archvillain(s) -
Grendel
Atta

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AV: Grendel

DESCRIPTION TEXT: N/A

LOCATED: Grendel is not in CoH at the moment

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
 - Founder of The Trolls

 - Defeated by Atta in a contest of strength, but probably wasn't killed
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AV: Atta

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Leadership within the Trolls is determined largely based on a never-ending
game of King of the Hill. The fearsome Atta won his position by defeating
seven of the Troll's former leaders in combat, mortally wounding three of
them. Since that day, many have tried to dethrone him, but none have
suceeded.

LOCATED:

CONTACT:

HERO LEVEL:

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION?

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
 - Current leader of the Trolls

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2.12 MINIONS OF IGNEOUS
-----------------------

Archvillain(s) -
Koago

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AV: Koago

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
This massive Pumicite guards the way to Sam Wincott.

LOCATED: "Cavern of Transcendence" Task Force

CONTACT: Karsis (The Hollows)

HERO LEVEL: 12 - 15

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Talshak has forced me to reveal the cavern's location to you, and only you.
Make no mistake; if I could, I would kill you on the spot. But the old mage's
power is too strong. I will lead you to the cavern. Whatever happens there,
you're on your own.

The cavern's secret is this: the gateway links the cavern to one other
location, but that location is not constant. It is determined by the wishes
of the gateway's master. If you can fight your way to the gateway, you will
become that master. If my own people can best you, however, we will use it
to connect to the deepest reaches of the demon world. Then, you will suffer!

Know that if I could work my will, you would writhe in pain until you died.
Still, I am at Talshak's command. I will assist you."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
You have to have eight heroes on your team for this TF. All eight heroes
have to click on an obelisk each at almost the same time for Koago to appear.
Defeat him and then rescue Sam Wincott to complete the TF.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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2.13 HYDRA
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Archvillain(s) -
The Hydra

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AV: Hydra

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
D/K

LOCATED: "Abandoned Sewers" Trial

CONTACT: Maren MacGregor (Founders' Falls)

HERO LEVEL: 38 - 42

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"All right, [Hero Name]. I'd say you're ready to take on the Hydra itself. Use
this computer access code to unlock the maintenance room door. Once you're in,
kill everything you see from top to bottom. And I mean everything. Remember,
once activated, that door only stays open for 90 minutes, so don't play around.

I can give you one hint: check for Rikti crates. They're the key to your
success. The Rikti have got some seriously funky technology for trying to
keep the Hydra in check, so use it to your advantage.

[Hero Name], you may be tough up here, but down there it's all about tactics
and finding the right tool for the job.

I don't envy you on this one, ace. You'll have a hard fight. Remember,
the Rikti crates are the key."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: "Charmer" badge for defeating the Hydra

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
The mission contains some crates that will give you ranged temporary powers
that are meant to do more damage to the Hydra. Pick them up for the damage
boost they will give you.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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2.14 WARRIORS
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Archvillain(s) -
Odysseus

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AV: Odysseus

DESCRIPTION TEXT: N/A

LOCATED: Odysseus isn't in CoH at the moment

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

 - Appeared in the new series of the CoH comic (issue # 2) which is the
first time he's been seen by players

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2.15 THE FAMILY
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Archvillain(s) -
Sebastian Frost

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AV: Sebastian Frost

DESCRIPTION TEXT: N/A

LOCATED: Sebastian Frost is rumoured to be deceased due to the actions of
the Back Street Brawler and Blue Shield

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

 - The story of Sebastian Frost can be seen in-game through the "Just Say
No to Superdyne" history badge (the plaques tell you about his Superdyne-
related life and death)

 - Other members of the Frost family have taken over running The Family
since his death

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2.16 SKY RAIDERS
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Archvillain(s) -
Colonel Virgil Duray

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AV: Colonel Virgil Duray (or just Duray)

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Colonel Virgil Duray has had a long time to culture his hatred for the
heroes he holds responsible for the Rikti War. In combat with heroes, he
won't give an inch.

LOCATED: Duray apparently appeared during the CoH beta, but was removed for
some reason and isn't currently in CoH

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

 - I wouldn't have thought purple was such a great military colour, but then
I'm not Duray...

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2.17 DEVOURING EARTH
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Archvillain(s) -
Terra
Mold Wall
Rock Wall

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AV: Terra

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Transformed by a Devouring Earth drug, this raging beast was once the woman
Tanya Tyler. Now capable of breeding Devoured Earth creatures, Terra is the
monsters' greatest offensive weapon in their war against humanity.

LOCATED: "Terra Conspiracy" Story Arc

CONTACT: Ginger Yates (Founders' Falls)

HERO LEVEL: 35 - 40

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:

"I got a tip on a Devouring Earth plot to raid the Paragon Technological
Institute. If we let them get their hands on the equipment in that lab, they
could produce mutagens that are far more effective than their current stock.
I need you to stop the Devouring Earth from stealing that technology,
[Hero Name]. We have enough trouble keeping the citizens human as it is!"

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Bad news, [Hero Name]. The doctors weren't able to help Tanya before the
change took place. She turne dinto a monster right before their very eyes!
I need you to track her down, [Hero Name], and defeat her before she breeds
any more creatures like herself. Otherwise, the world may never be the same.

I heard that she's rampaging in a local neighborhood, Allegeheney Square.
There's an emergency force field in place, but someone's got to go in there
and contain Tanya. That someone had better be you."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Terra is mainly a melee AV, so Scrappers / Tankers should be used to keep
Terra off any squishie members of their team.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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AV: Mold Wall

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The power of the Devouring Earth seems to have no bound. The very mold that
grows on the rock fact itself has come alive to consume the Earth.

LOCATED: Eden Trial

CONTACT: The Woodsman (Eden)

HERO LEVEL: 39 - 41

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Freeing me from the Devouring Earth has slowed the Hamidon's plans, but I
fear it has not stopped them. Above all, the Devouring Earth seek the power
to bend nature to their will; with me gone, they have sought out other
victims. The creatures have taken several heroes with strong ties to nature,
and will soon try to devour them. The heroes are held in an underground lair,
guarded by a giant Crystal Titan. Those heroes must be rescued. I hope you
will aid me in this task. Before you can begin, you must throw the Devouring
Earth off balance. Will you strike against the Devouring Earth? Will you
put them under the Wild Hunt and leave them reeling and afraid?

Good. Then so begins the Wild Hunt. Stalk them, strike them, hunt them here
in their false Eden! This will likely draw them away from their underground
prison; then you may creep in and free the captured heroes."

NB: You'll have to complete a Defeat 200 Devouring Earth mission before being
sent off to the mission with this AV

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: "Liberator" badge for completing the Trial

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Rock Wall

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The power of the Devouring Earth seems to have no bound. The very rock face
itself has come alive to consume the Earth.

LOCATED: Eden Trial

CONTACT: The Woodsman (Eden)

HERO LEVEL: 39 - 41

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Freeing me from the Devouring Earth has slowed the Hamidon's plans, but I
fear it has not stopped them. Above all, the Devouring Earth seek the power
to bend nature to their will; with me gone, they have sought out other
victims. The creatures have taken several heroes with strong ties to nature,
and will soon try to devour them. The heroes are held in an underground lair,
guarded by a giant Crystal Titan. Those heroes must be rescued. I hope you
will aid me in this task. Before you can begin, you must throw the Devouring
Earth off balance. Will you strike against the Devouring Earth? Will you
put them under the Wild Hunt and leave them reeling and afraid?

Good. Then so begins the Wild Hunt. Stalk them, strike them, hunt them here
in their false Eden! This will likely draw them away from their underground
prison; then you may creep in and free the captured heroes."

NB: You'll have to complete a Defeat 200 Devouring Earth mission before being
sent off to the mission with this AV

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: "Liberator" badge for completing the Trial

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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2.18 BANISHED PANTHEON
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.19 FREAKSHOW
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Archvillain(s) -
Clamor
Bile
Dreck

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AV: Clamor

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Eve Van Dorn's had a hard time finding friends as deticated to violence as
she is. For a while she foud a home in the council's previous regime, but
she could only advance so far in such an organization. so she turned to the
Freakshow. Under the name Clamor, Eve's had no trouble rallying other freaks
to her banner.

LOCATED: "Clamor and Destruction" Task Force

CONTACT: Sister Psyche (Independence Port)

HERO LEVEL: 20 - 26

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: Final mission

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Have your melee fighters move in while the squishie team members stay out
of her melee range. She's got some strong ranged attacks, but she isn't too
hard to take down. Like all Freakshow, she is vulnerable to energy damage.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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AV: Bile

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Ralph Francesco was an early member of the nihilistic group that would
later become the Freakshow. His experience as an army veteran made it
inevitable that he'd become one of the organization's top men. Because of
this lofty position, Ralph was one of the first to undergo cybernetic
augmentation. Henceforth, he became known only as Bile.

LOCATED: "Rescue Vivian Van Dyne" mission

CONTACT: Tina Macintyre (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"We just got an emergency call. Vivian van Dyne, a world class scientist,
has just been kidnapped. Our technology indicates that she's been taken to
another dimension, and we've managed to pinpoint the correct one:
Omicron Zeta 12-20. Portal Corporation's techs discovered the dimension
just last week; it was a chunk of broken rubble, ruled over by a clan of
Freakshow. Perhaps our investigation into their territory provoked this
attack. I don't know if the Freaks on that world are as nasty as the ones
here, but I need you to rescue Vivian van Dyne.

Dr. van Dyne's employers tell me she was hard at work on a new anesthetic
drug. perhaps her kidnapping has something to do with that."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION?

REWARD: Only experience points and influence.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Like all Freakshow, Bile is vulnerable to energy damage.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Dreck

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Born Daniel Watson, Dreck is the glue that holds the militantly
independent Freakshow together. The Freaks may chafe at his orders, they
may laugh at his haircut, but they all have to respect Dreck's absolute
lust for violence.

LOCATED: "Arrest Dreck and his henchmen" mission

CONTACT: Unai Kemen

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"I just got word of a major security breach. The Freakshow's leader, Dreck,
managed to break into Portal Corporation and access another dimension. He
chose dimension Nu Beta 9-7, a war torn world with few remaining defenses.
He plans to set himself up as the lord of that dimension! As far as I'm
concerned, the Freakshow are our problem, not Bu Beta 9-7's. I want you
to go in there and arrest every last Freak.

We've managed to isolate the Freaks within a force field, along with a few
unlucky citizens of Nu Beta 9-7. Remember, the Freakshow are nothing
without Dreck. Take him into custody, and this whole problem should to
away."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Like all Freakshow, Dreck is vulnerable to energy damage.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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2.20 PRISONERS
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.21 CREY
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Archvillain(s) -
Hopkins
Countess Crey

++
AV: Hopkins

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Hopkins is the devoted servant and bodyguard of the mysterious Countess Crey.
Since the day he was hired, he's been at her side constantly, rarely
venturing outside the range of her voice. Hopkins is clearly the second in
command in the Crey heirarchy.

LOCATED: "Following Countess Crey" Task Force

CONTACT: Manticore (Brickstown)

HERO LEVEL: 30 - 35

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"You are not going to believe this. Countess Crey's personal bodyguard, Hopkins,
just contacted me. He says if you can take out 40 of his men over in Crey's
Folly, he'll take you on himself. Apparetnly he is taking your interest in his
employer personally.

Hopkins is a tough cookie. Don't underestimate him."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
++

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AV: Countess Crey

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Countess Crey runs her corporation with an iron fist. Though others hold the
lofty title of president and CEO, everyone understands that this is just a
legal fiction. The Countess is the one holding the strings behind the vast
corporation - and woe to anyone who gets in her way.

LOCATED: "The Evil Countess Crey" Story Arc

CONTACT: Janet Kellum (Founders' Falls)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"A woman named Pamela Thompson contacted me today and asked if you could help
her find her missing daughter, Julianne. The catch is, the trail's more than
a decade olf. Julianne disappeared when she was twenty-five, shortly after a
brief stint in the slammer. Her mom's been watching your coverage, and she
thought you might have what it takes to finally solve the case. She gave me
the address of the old building shere Julianne used to maintain a loft. Maybe
you can find something there."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"All right. We've got the warrant, and you've located the cave network where
Countess Crey is hiding until she can escape the country. Now all we have to
do is go out there and arrest her. Would you care to do the honours?

Without your hard work and perseverance, we never would have got enough dirt
on the countess to make this happen. You should be proud of yourself."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience and influence.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Countess Crey relies heavily on psychic powers to deal damage.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
++

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2.22 RIKTI
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.23 NEMESIS
------------

Archvillain(s) -
Nemesis
Nemesis?
Nemesis Rex

++
AV: Nemesis

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Nemisis has had over 100 years to perfect his armor and his combat skills.
He is a formidable, and wily, opponent.

LOCATED: "The Eternal Nemesis" Story Arc

CONTACT:  Maxwell Christopher (Founders' Falls)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I keep finding interesting new things in the files you found detailing
Nemesis' hidden business dealings and front companies. We can't move on
all of it right away or else Nemesis will figure out where we got the
information, but it can help to start an investigation. This time, it's
helped on a big one. I don't know if you're familiar with Tyrone Lockhart
and his company, Lockhart Aerotech, but he's been under investigation for a
while for aiding the Sky Raiders, so he's a pretty bad guy. Here's where it
gets good: it turns out that Lockhart Aerotech has connections with more
than just the Sky Raiders. According to the records you recovered, Lockhart
has had a long-running relationship with Nemesis. They've done manufacturing
and prototyping for Nemesis for years, even before the business with the Sky
Raiders. If we can find solid evidence of the connection between Lockhart and
Nemesis, that'll take the case against Tyrone and the battle against Nemesis
off in a whole new direction. I'll warn you though. This is going to be
difficult, and it's probably only the start of something much larger."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"I was able to put it together, [Hero Name]. I know where Nemesis had the
artificial brain sent. I think Nemesis himself is probably still there. This
is it. The big one. An actual chance, a shot a taking down the Prussian
Prince of Automatons himself. He's killed untold people, destroyed lives,
ruined nations, and held the whole world in terror for 180 years. He should
be there for a while, probably recuperating from whatever strange thing
he's done to himself, so you have a little time. When you have the people
and resources you need, I'll give you the location.

The goal is simple. Defeat Nemesis and all the men and machines
protecting him. You do that, this is all over.

It's weird. I'm kind of hesitant. I've spent all of my career, most of my
life, chasing after Nemesis. Now that the moment's finally arrived, it
doesn't seem real."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
++

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AV: Nemesis?

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Nemesis has had over 100 years to perfect his armor and his combat skills.
He is a formidable, and wily, opponent.

LOCATED: "Saga of Lanaru" Task Force / "The Return of Nemesis" Story Arc

CONTACT: Faathim the Kind (The Chantry) / Crimson

HERO LEVEL: 44 - 50 / 45 - 50

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

 - For the "Saga of Lanaru" Task Force:
"The Army of the Prince of Brass seek dominion over the power of the Storm
Palace's master. They cannot be allowed to gain it. Already they have gained
control of 2 sets of keystones. They must be defeated before they can activate
them, or worse, before their keystones fall into the possession of another
group. I charge you with this task. Defeat the Armies of the Prince of Brass,
and activate the keys of Torment and of Hatred.

You will have to face two great forces of the Nemesis Army. The first such
host will be within the Lock of Torment."

 - For "The Return of Nemesis" Story Arc"
"All right, [Hero Name], I have an operation that I'm going to need your help with,
but I have to warn you flat-out that this could be incredibly dangerous. Not
that anything involving the Malta Group is ever safe and easy, but with the
Nemesis Army involved, this could go above and beyond that. If you're up to
it, I need your help to investigate what exactly the Malta Group and the
Nemesis Army have to talk about.

I don't know if you're aware of the current state of the Nemesis Army, but
they've taken a pretty bad blow. It looks like Nemesis is finally dead and
gone, and most people expected them to just break up and go back to whatever
life they led before. That hasn't been the case. They still perform
operations and do missions and get orders, but no one really knows if
those orders are coming from the Nemesis Army leadsership and they've
assumed command, or if they're coming from a usurper who's taken over
as a new Nemesis, or from Nemesis himself.

Whatever the case is, despite those orders, some Nemesis Army troops are
getting worried by these turns of events, and have been talking with
representatives of, you guessed it, our friends in the Malta Group. So,
what I want you to do is crash one of these little talks, defeat the
negotiators, and try to find some clue over what all of this is about."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Nemesis Rex

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Nemesis Rex is from another dimension, where he was able to conquer the world
during the 1940s. Nemesis has had over 100 years to perfect his armor and his
combat skills. He is a formidable, and wily, opponent.

LOCATED:

CONTACT:

HERO LEVEL:

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION?

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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2.24 CARNIVAL OF SHADOWS
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Archvillain(s) -
Madame of Mystery
Giovanna Scaldi
Vanessa DeVore

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AV: Madame of Mystery

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
After facing her three times, you have learned that the Madame of Mystery
is actually the psychic projection of Madeleine Casey's soul. Unless you can
destroy the Madame completely, Madeleine's soul will continue to serve the
Carnival forever.

LOCATED: "To Save A Soul" Story Arc

CONTACT: Madeleine Casey (Founders' Falls)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I've got a tip on one of those Carnival of Shadows parties. It's a very
exclusive shindig, going on in some warehouse in Brickstown. I'd like you
to check it out [Hero Name]. The Carnival likes to have a good
time, but sometimes that means their guests wind up hurt."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: Final mission of story arc
"Cadao Kestrel wants to see you again, and, as usual, he won't tell me what
it's about. I don't appreciate all this secrecy, [Hero Name].

I don't understand why you and Cadao feel you have to keep me in the dark."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
You get the temp power of Psychic Cleaver before entering the mission to
fight the Madame of Mystery. Use it against her for some extra firepower.
The Madame of Mystery is also vulnerable to lethal damage.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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AV: Giovanna Scaldi

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Though records say Giovanna Scaldi died in 17th century Venice, it appears
she is alive and well - in Vanessa DeVore's mind. Her soul has survived the
centuries locked away in a porcelian mask and it is her great psychic power
that truly drives the Carnival of Shadows.

LOCATED: "Upon the Psychic Plane" Story Arc

CONTACT: Harvey Maylor (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"[Hero Name], I need your help desperately! One of my reporters has
been kidnapped! Her name's Ellie Weissman, and she's a real sweet girl. Young,
smart, talented. I've knownd her since she was a kid. Her
apartment was ransacked by the Carnival this morning, and there's no sign
of her anywhere! Will you help me find Ellie? If anything happens to her, I'll
never be able to look her father in the eye again."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Bear with me, [Hero Name]. I've got a theory. We know that Vanessa DeVore
was just a humble art student, unti lshe got mixed up with the mask containing
the soul of Giovanna Scaldi. Well, what if we could defeat Giovanna herself,
upon the psychic plane? Would Vanessa return to the way she used to be? It's
a long shot, but I think it's worth trying. I'd like you to take that mental
monocle back to Sister psyche. maybe she can figure out a way to make
Giovanna appear.

Maybe I'm crazy to think that there's hope for Vanessa yet. but it's the
kind of crazy I want to be."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Vanessa DeVore

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Paragon City art history student who is under the influence of the Mask of
Giovanna Scaldi. She has established a modern day version of Scaldi's 17th
century cult of women called the Carnival of Shadows.

LOCATED: "Upon the Psychic Plane" Story Arc

CONTACT: Harvey Maylor (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"[Hero Name], I need your help desperately! One of my reporters has
been kidnapped! Her name's Ellie Weissman, and she's a real sweet girl. Young,
smart, talented. I've knownd her since she was a kid. Her
apartment was ransacked by the Carnival this morning, and there's no sign
of her anywhere! Will you help me find Ellie? If anything happens to her, I'll
never be able to look her father in the eye again."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: Last mission of story arc
"Vanessa's still out there somewhere, and we've got to take her down. I want
you to take the mental monocle back to the streets, [Hero Name}. We need to learn
Vanessa's location.

I really hoped we could save Vanessa DeVore. I guess you'll have to defeat
her instead."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION?

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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2.25 THE MALTA GROUP
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Archvillain(s) -
Dreadnought Red Kronos 02

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AV: Dreadnought Red Kronos 02

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The mammoth Kronos class Titans are the pinnacle of the Titan project.
Fortunately they are prohibitively expensive to manufacture. If the Malta
Group can find a cost effective way of manufacturing these monsters, their
terror will be felt around the globe.

LOCATED: "Project: World Wide Red" Story Arc (45 - 50)

CONTACT: Crimson

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I've become aware of a complex situation, [Hero Name], one that bears further
investigation from our combined resources. I'll tell you up front that I'll
give you more detail on this one, because I got a feeling this is going to
be part of something very large and very dangerous. So, if you think you can
handle it, then I'd like to get your assistance to find out why a Chinese
ambassador would have a Malta Group gungslinger as his bodyguard.

Okay, [Hero Name], let me set up the situation for you: The Chinese ambassador
to the U.S., a businessman and politician by the name Zheng Xiaoxuan, is
visiting our fair city during some political talks with the American
ambassador, anti-terrorism stuff. Naturally, this being Paragon City, the
Freakshow decided to take the opportunity to try and grab both ambassadors
and their entourages as part of some half-baked plan. Normally I wouldn't
bother with someone like this, but when a group of heroes went in to rescue
the Ambassadors, they encountered something that caught heroes arrived.
From the description those heroes sent back, it sounded like the Freaks
had encountered a Malta gungslinger who was protecting the Chinese
ambassador. The Freaks overcame him by numbers, and they managed to hold
off those heroes and get away with the Chinese ambassador and one American,
a CIA spook who was there to brief the U.S. ambassador. What I want you to
do is get the ambassador and any other captives the Freaks have out, and
try to find out what Malta's interest in them is."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
[Hero Name], it's time to deal with Jack Firenze, aka Director 17 of the
Malta Group. This won't be easy, and we know that he has another Kronos
class Titan under his command. If he activates it, there might not be
much time before it can cause a lot of damage. Gather your resources and
block out some time. When you give me the go-ahead, it's on.

Okay, [Hero Name], here's how this is gonna go down:

I just had Indigo send all of the evidence she and I have gathered about
Jack Firenze's true associations to the right people. A whole lot of the
right people. A catch in an emergency debriefing, trying to figure out
who was responsible for letting Langley get away. He'll know in a few
minutes that not only has his cover been exposed, so has the entire
World Wide Red operation and the existence of the Malta Group. Firenze's
going to lock himself down and await extraction. Too bad for him,
extraction ain't coming. Or rather, it will, but Indigo's re-routed
them to the wrong building.

I tell you [Hero Name], I love that girl like a daughter.

That's where you come in. Firenze's going to sit tight waiting for an
extraction that won't be coming. I want you to hit him while he's
waiting.

Firenze's going to be well protected by some of the baddest things that
Malta can muster. I don't care. I want him caught. I want all of his
bodyguards caught. I want the other directors of the Malta Group to
know not only that they are not untouchable, but that they can be
caught and brought up for their crimes.

I know you understand me. I leave it up to you to make sure they
understand even better."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: "Master of Olympus" badge for defeating Dreadnought Red
Kronos 02

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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2.26 THE PRAETORIANS
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Archvillain(s) -
Anti-Matter
Bobcat
Shadowhunter
Marauder
Chimera
Nightstar
Seige
Battle Maiden
Black Swan
Mother Mayhem
Malaise
Diabolique
Infernal
Dominatrix
Tyrant

*SPECIAL NOTE: If you defeat all the Praetorian AVs (excluding Tyrant) you
get the "Dimensional Warder" badge

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AV: Anti-Matter

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Trapped within his powered armor, Anti-Matter used to by Tyrant's primary
scientific consultant. He and Neuron were once the best of friends and
created the Clockwork of Praetorian Earth together. Of late his theories
have been more and more radical, causing Tyrant to lean on Neuron for
research and analysis. Unbeknownst to anyone, Anti-Matter had cracked the
Portal tech. He is waiting to reveal his breakthrough in order to garner
favor from Tyrant and his true love, Dominatrix.

LOCATED: "The Praetorian War" Story Arc / "Upsilon Beta 9-6" mission

CONTACT: Tina Macintyre (Peregrine Island) / Maria Jenkins (Peregrine
Island)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45 / 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:

 - "The Praetorian War" Story Arc
"My scanners are picking up some strange activity in one of Portal
Corporation's labs. The techs there aren't answering their phones, and
I'm worried something has gone wrong again. I fear the worst, and if
this is anything like last time, we are goign to need some strong heroes
to help out. I was hoping I could ask you to check it out."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

 - In the "The Praetorian War" Story Arc, you'll face Anti-Matter two
times:
1) "We've had no luck finding a lead on Anti-Matter's plans, [Hero Name],
so we're going to have to go back to the source. I'm sending you back
to Anti-Matter's home dimension. I needyou to search Anti-Matter's
orbital lab for any clue to his next move. Be careful out there, [Hero Name].
I get the feeling that Anti-Mater is a cunning enemy, and a determined one.
He won't take kindly to another invasion of his lab.

Learn whatever you can, then report back to me."

2) "[Hero Name], those dimensional scanners you planted just went off!
It looks as though a massive force of Praetorians just teleported into
a lab here in Paragon City! I need you to get over there on the double,
[Hero Name]! This could be the beginning of Anti-Matter's invasion.

According to the data, there are overwhelming fordces in that lab. I'd
take a full team along, if I were you."

 - For the "Upsilon Beta 9-6" mission:
"[Hero Name], we're tracking a strange signal from another dimension.
Ninety percent of the time these things turn out to be some other
dimension's version of satellite TV. Still, it's got the guys over in
Risk Management all atwitter. They asked if I'd send you to check out
this strange signal. Scout out the area, determine the signal's source,
and report back.

You'll be going to dimension Upsilon Beta 9-6. Not much is known about
it yet."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes / Yes / Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Bobcat

DESCRIPTION TEXT:

Bobcat is a scientific hyrbrid between a woman and a feline predator.
It took many painful operations to get her to the state she is now in, so
her state of mind is violent and feral. Neuron is the only person she trusts,
and her instincts even override that at times.

LOCATED: "The Praetorian War" Story Arc / "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Tina Macintyre (Peregrine Island) / Maria Jenkins (Peregrine
Island)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45 / 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:

 - "The Praetorian War" Story Arc
"My scanners are picking up some strange activity in one of Portal
Corporation's labs. The techs there aren't answering their phones, and
I'm worried something has gone wrong again. I fear the worst, and if
this is anything like last time, we are goign to need some strong heroes
to help out. I was hoping I could ask you to check it out."

 - "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

 - For "The Praetorian War" Story Arc:
"[Hero Name], Portal Corporation's facing another major security breach!
A cat-like entity from another dimension has been spotted in Jamison
Office Park, and she and her friends are causing quite a bit of chaos.
We've got the situation locked down, but there's a lot of important
infrastructure in that area. I'd feel a lot better if you'd get over
to Jamison Office Park and clear that kitty out.

We don't know where these cat people are coming from. It's possible
that they're related to nti-Matters planned invasion, so keep your
eyes peeled for clues."

 - For the "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc:
"From what you learned at Siege's storage facility, it seems that
Portal Corporation's data scanners are being held at one of Neuron's
labs. Portal Corporation alreayd knows the location of one of those
labs. I need you to fo to Praetorian Earth and get those data scanners
back. While you're there, see if you can find out what the Praetorians
hope to gain by studying them.

If you manage to get any of the scanners back, take them over to Tina
Macintyre at Portal Corporation."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes / Yes

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Shadowhunter

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Infused with the fury of the wild hunt, Shadowhunter roams with his pack,
cutting down everything in his path. He loathes humanity for the most part
and his alliance with Tyrant is tenous at best. It is held together by the
fact that Tyrant cares nothing for the wilderness and is happy to give it
over to Shadowhunter. If Tyrant ever starts to strip the land for resources
things will unravel.

LOCATED: "The Praetorian War" Story Arc / "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Tina Macintyre (Peregrine Island) / Maria Jenkins (Peregrine
Island)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45 / 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:

 - "The Praetorian War" Story Arc
"My scanners are picking up some strange activity in one of Portal
Corporation's labs. The techs there aren't answering their phones, and
I'm worried something has gone wrong again. I fear the worst, and if
this is anything like last time, we are goign to need some strong heroes
to help out. I was hoping I could ask you to check it out."

 - "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

 - For "The Praetorian War" Story Arc:
"Guess what, [Hero Name]! Anti-Matter and Neuron come from the same world!
It seemed like they knew each other, so I had the technicians take another
look at the data from Neuron's dimension. Despite Neuron's dimensional
scrambler, we were able to match several distinguishing features with
the data from Anti-Matter's dimension. Both villains are from Upsilon
Beta 9-6! Call me crazy, but I think Paragon City got caught in the
middle of a power struggle between supervillains.

We're sending you to a remote corner of Upsilon Beta 9-6 to plant a
network of dimensional scanners. That way we'll know if anyone on that
world opens a portal to this one, even if Anti-Matter gets his stealth
technology working.

By the way, the techs have come up with a new name for Upsilon Beta 9-6.
We're calling it 'Praetorian Earth'.

Here are the scanners. They feed off bioelectric energy, so you should
find some animals to place them on."

 - For the "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc:
"You remember those data scanners we planted on Praetorian Earth? The
last time we spoke I was worried because one of the had gone dead; now,
they're all dead! We've stopped receiving any signals from the scanners
whatsoever. This doesn't sit right with me, [Hero Name]. It could be that
the Praetorians eliminated the scanners because they're about to begin
work on something they don't want us to observe. Plans for an invasion,
perhaps? I wouldn't be surprised. I need you to go back to
Shadowhunter's forest and check on those scanners. See if you can
confirm my suspicions.

If the Praetorians are plotting something. I need you to learn
everything you can."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Don't know / Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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AV: Neuron

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Neuron is the creation of his own twisted scientific experiment. He gave
himself complete contol over his body's own nervous system. Once he
and Anti-matter worked togeth as friends but of late a rift has formed
between them. Neuron's creation of Siege and the favor that garnered him
with Tyrant is the primary cause of dicord among them.

LOCATED: "The Praetorian War" Story Arc / "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Tina Macintyre (Peregrine Island) / Maria Jenkins (Peregrine
Island)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 45 / 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:

 - "The Praetorian War" Story Arc
"My scanners are picking up some strange activity in one of Portal
Corporation's labs. The techs there aren't answering their phones, and
I'm worried something has gone wrong again. I fear the worst, and if
this is anything like last time, we are goign to need some strong heroes
to help out. I was hoping I could ask you to check it out."

 - "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

 - For "The Praetorian War" Story Arc:
"[Hero Name], those dimensional scanners you planted just went off! It
looks as though a massive force of Praetorians just teleported into a
lab here in Paragon City! I need you to get over there on the double,
[Hero Name]! This could be the beginning of Anti-Matter's invasion.

According to the data, there are overwhelming fordces in that lab. I'd
take a full team long, if I were you."

 - For the "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc:
"From what you learned at Siege's storage facility, it seems that
Portal Corporation's data scanners are being held at one of Neuron's
labs. Portal Corporation alreayd knows the location of one of those
labs. I need you to fo to Praetorian Earth and get those data scanners
back. While you're there, see if you can find out what the Praetorians
hope to gain by studying them.

If you manage to get any of the scanners back, take them over to Tina
Macintyre at Portal Corporation."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes / Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Marauder

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Bred for battle, Marauder loves nothing more than fighting and destroying
his enemies. Most perceive that he serves Tyrant like a vicious dog but
he only follows the leader of the Praetorians for the slaughter.

LOCATED: "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc / "Eliminate Marauder's Cell" mission

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50 / 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Praetorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

 - For "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc:
"[Hero Name], something terrible has happened! The Praetorians have invaded
a Portal Corporation lab! It's that thug Marauder and his sick
lieutenant, Dominatrix. There's a lot of important technology in that
lab, but, even more importantly, there are half a dozen technicians.
You've got to repel the Praetorians from that lab!

Those Praetorians may well be the greatest threat Paragon City has ever
faced."

 - For the "Eliminate Marauder's Cell" mission:
"Hold onto your hat [Hero Name]. I've got a lead on a Praetorian incursion
into Paragon City itself. It seems that Marauder has set up a military
base over on Perigrine Island! I don't have to tell you that there are
a lot of valuable military targets on that island. Nor do I have to tell
you how quickly this situation could become deadly. You've got to get
to Peregrine Island and wipe out Marauder's cell."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes / Yes

REWARD: "Agent" badge for "Eliminate Marauder's Cell" mission

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Chimera

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
When his parents were killed by the villain Doppleganger, Chimera was
given the opportunity of a lifetime. Doppleganger took the boy under his
wing and trained him to be the world's premier silent killer.

LOCATED:  "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN: First mission of this Story Arc

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Nightstar

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
This android is the creation of Anti-Matter as a testament to his love for
Dominatrix. Nighstar is patterned after her in the same way that Siege is
patterned after Tyrant. Neuron considers it an inferior design but Anti-Matter
knows that one day victory will be his.

LOCATED:  "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc / "Nightstar's Ritual" mission

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

 - For the "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc:
"We've found the location of a storage facility operated by Siege and
Nightstar. There's a good chance our missing data scanners may be there.
I think it's important that we track down those data scanners, [Hero Name];
I don't want to see Portal Corporation tech in the hands of the Praetorians.
I need you to inflltrate that facility and bring back the missing scanners.
Can you do that?

Those scanners were built with state of the art technology. There's no
telling what Siege and his minions can learn from them."

 - For "Nightstar's Ritual" mission:
"Are you familiar with the Praetorian villain who calls herself Nightstar?
I've heard some strange things about her. She's an intelligent robot, like
Siege, but the difference is that she seems to be a little bit crazy. She
believes that her power comes from a galaxy contained within her robotic
armour. Every month, she goes out under the night sky to commune with the
stars. If you could disrupt her ritual, her minions might start to doubt
her. Even more importantly, she might start to doubt herself.

You'll want to check the rooftops for Nightstar and her minions. That's
where they can usually be found."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Don't know / Yes

REWARD: "Shrouded" badge for completing "Nightstar's Ritual" mission

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Siege

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The masterpiece of Neuron, Siege is the most advanced android ever created
on Praetorian Earth. Neuron used Tyrant's DNA to create him, making him
virtually indestructable and extremely loyal.

LOCATED:  "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"We've found the location of a storage facility operated by Siege and
Nightstar. There's a good chance our missing data scanners may be there.
I think it's important that we track down those data scanners, [Hero Name];
I don't want to see Portal Corporation tech in the hands of the Praetorians.
I need you to inflltrate that facility and bring back the missing scanners.
Can you do that?

Those scanners were built with state of the art technology. There's no
telling what Siege and his minions can learn from them."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Battle Maiden

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Drawn from War Earth, Battle Maiden uses high tech medieval weaponry.

LOCATED:  "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Statesman is in the hands of the Praetorians, and we have to follow
every lead that might help us effect his escape. I'm hoping that the
message you intercepted from Warrior Earth can be one such lead. The
warrior clan was willing to pledge allegiance to Neuron for help
against the conquering Battle Maiden. It could be that is you go to
Warrior Earth and defend that clan from Battle Maiden, thye might be
willing to help you instead.

Battle Maiden's persuasive tactics lean heavily toward the brutal. According
to that message, she plans to bomb the clan's village if they don't give
in to her demands."

NB: You'll have to complete some sub-missions before being given access
to Battle Maiden

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Battle Maiden is vulnerable to psionic damage.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Black Swan

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Born with a connection to Shadow Earth in the Netherworld, Black Swan can
channel energy from that dimension into attacks and defenses. She is
served by minions that some say she draws from Shadow Earth and other
say are created by stealing pieces from the shadows of her victims.

LOCATED:  "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"I'd like you to go talk to Tina Macintyre once more. She's a gifted
scientist, and it's just possible that she may be able to track down
this Shadow World where Black Swan draws her minions from. If Tina can
find it, I'd like you to go there and see if you can find out whether
Statesman is actually imprisioned on that world. If he is, we've got
to break him free.

I don't really know whether we're chasing a solid lead or a wild goose.
I do know we can't stop until Statesman's safe at home."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Don't know

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Black Swan is vulnerable to enery damage.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Mother Mayhen

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
This twisted psion is Tyrants closest advisor and possibly his biggest
threat as well. She is organized and has large numbers of minions she has
driven to her particular brand of insanity in her special asylums.

LOCATED: "The Saga of Lanaru" Task Force / "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Faathim the Kind (The Chantry) / Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 44 - 50 / 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

 - For "The Saga of Lanaru" Task Force:
"Rularuu's forces are now oblivious to your movements, but this is not
now the time to begin the task. There is much that must be done, first.
Other forces seek to control the master of the Storm Palace, and they
cannot be allowed to do so. you have already learned of 2 such forces,
the Nemesis Army and the Praetorians. These threats must be dealt with first.

The Praetorians called Malaise and Mother Mayhem have taken control
of two caverns around the Storm Palace. There, they have taken control
of two sets of key stones. Should they gain control of all six, they
will gain access to the Storm Palace. This cannot be allowed. Defeat
them all, and activate the keys yourself. I will tell you how.

You shall travel along the path of madness, and then find your way to
the floating island called the Lock of Anger. There, Malaise seeks to
control and unlock the Key of Anger. Defeat him and all of the mind
controller thralls in his power.

To activate the Keys in each lock, you will need to have 4 of your
number activate the keystones at once. When that is done, you shall
gain the key for that lock. There are seven such keys that are needed
to open the gates of the Storm Palace. The first two are now before you."

 - For the "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc:
"Well, that Shadow World may have been a dead end, but Portal
Corporation has been scanning Praetorian Earth for some time now, and
they've located a possible location where Statesman may be imprisoned.
I need you to chek out an asylum run by Mother Mayhem and her henchman,
Malaise. If you see any sign of Statesman, report back immediately.

Statesman and I used to adventure together, you know. If the
Praetorians have done anything to him, they'll have me to deal with."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes / Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Malaise

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
On Praetorian Earth the villain Malaise was never counseled by Sister
Psyche, instead he was one of the 'patients' at one of Mother Mayhem's
facilities. With the ability to control his madness and inflict it on
others, he quickly rose to a position as her favourite.

LOCATED: "The Saga of Lanaru" Task Force /"A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Faathim the Kind (The Chantry) / Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 44 - 50 / 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:

 - For "The Saga of Lanaru" Task Force:
"Rularuu's forces are now oblivious to your movements, but this is not
now the time to begin the task. There is much that must be done, first.
Other forces seek to control the master of the Storm Palace, and they
cannot be allowed to do so. you have already learned of 2 such forces,
the Nemesis Army and the Praetorians. These threats must be dealt with first.

The Praetorians called Malaise and Mother Mayhem have taken control
of two caverns around the Storm Palace. There, they have taken control
of two sets of key stones. Should they gain control of all six, they
will gain access to the Storm Palace. This cannot be allowed. Defeat
them all, and activate the keys yourself. I will tell you how.

You shall travel along the path of madness, and then find your way to
the floating island called the Lock of Anger. There, Malaise seeks to
control and unlock the Key of Anger. Defeat him and all of the mind
controller thralls in his power.

To activate the Keys in each lock, you will need to have 4 of your
number activate the keystones at once. When that is done, you shall
gain the key for that lock. There are seven such keys that are needed
to open the gates of the Storm Palace. The first two are now before you."

 - For the "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc:
"Well, that Shadow World may have been a dead end, but Portal
Corporation has been scanning Praetorian Earth for some time now, and
they've located a possible location where Statesman may be imprisoned.
I need you to chek out an asylum run by Mother Mayhem and her henchman,
Malaise. If you see any sign of Statesman, report back immediately.

Statesman and I used to adventure together, you know. If the
Praetorians have done anything to him, they'll have me to deal with."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes / Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Diabolique

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Tammy Arcanus was born with great Magical powers on Praetorian Earth,
just like she was on Primal Earth. Unfortunately, they manifested very
differently. As she reached adolescence she began exploring her powers
before she was trained. She used astral projection to cast her spirit
forth. So intoxicated was she by the new wonders that she was discovering,
she returned to her body too late to link with it. She watched helplessly
as it withered and died without a spirit. Tammy's father tried to save her
but he was too late to manage anything other than keeping her spirit bound
to Earth. For his trouble Tammy blasted her father and turned him into her
first minion.

LOCATED: "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Mother Mayhem's asylum may have been a dead end, but we're going to free
Statesman yet. Portal Corporation turned up another likely lead: a mystical
torture chamber run by the demonic Infernal and his twisted sidekick,
Diabolique. If Statesman is there, there's no doubt the Praetorians are
trying to pump him for information. States won't give in an inch, but I
hate the thought of him in a place like that. I want you to comb that
torture chamber for any signs of Statesman.

Statesman is one of the greatest heroes I ever met, and I've made the
acquaintance of quite a few. I can't imagine how the Praetorians
managed to capture him!"

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Infernal

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
On Preatorian Earth Infernal never had Numina's guidance to temper his
drive to control more and more demons. When he first arrived on Preatorian
Earth, Diabolique encouraged him to bind more and more demons to his armor
until they corrupted his spirit. With the darkness came power and soon
Infernal had become stronger than his guide. He is extremely power hungry
and willing to cross over to Primal Earth, where there may be more demons
for him to use.

LOCATED:  "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Mother Mayhem's asylum may have been a dead end, but we're going to free
Statesman yet. Portal Corporation turned up another likely lead: a mystical
torture chamber run by the demonic Infernal and his twisted sidekick,
Diabolique. If Statesman is there, there's no doubt the Praetorians are
trying to pump him for information. States won't give in an inch, but I
hate the thought of him in a place like that. I want you to comb that
torture chamber for any signs of Statesman.

Statesman is one of the greatest heroes I ever met, and I've made the
acquaintance of quite a few. I can't imagine how the Praetorians
managed to capture him!"

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Dominatrix

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Being the daughter of a famous and universally loved super heroine never
sat well with Dominatrix. She rebelled from a very young age, and when she
hit puberty and her powers kicked in, she decided enough was enough. After
killing her mother, the infamous Miss Liberty, she started making a name for
herself. She caught Tyrant's attention and has been serving him loyaly, in
all capacities, ever since.

LOCATED: "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"[Hero Name], something terrible has happened! The Praetorians have invaded
a Portal Corporation lab! It's that thug Marauder and his sick
lieutenant, Dominatrix. There's a lot of important technology in that
lab, but, even more importantly, there are half a dozen technicians.
You've got to repel the Praetorians from that lab!

Those Praetorians may well be the greatest threat Paragon City has ever
faced."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Tyrant

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
This power hungry version of Statesman believes firmly that Might Makes
Right. He has conquered his world and like a modern day Alexander he is
now turning his eye to ours. Tyrant rules with heavy hand, and is only
through the fanatical loyalty of Neuron and his creations that Tyrant
retains his throne so easily.

LOCATED: "A Hero's Hero" Story Arc

CONTACT: Maria Jenkins (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"I'm sure you're aware of the great threat that Praetorian Earth poses
to our dimension [Hero Name]. Portal Corporation has been doing everything
it can to combat that threat. Through the efforts of our hero liasons,
several of the Pratorians were incarcerated; however an extradimensional
event at the Zip recently freed the lot of them. That fact makes me all
the more nervous about the following development. Recently we asked some
heroes to plant data scanners on a pack of war wolves on Praetorian Earth.
The scanners' primary purpose was to keep us appraised of the Pratorians'
efforts to enter our dimension, but they have also been providing us with
valuable information on troop movements, technological advances, and shifts
of power within the Praetorian world itself. One of the scanners stopped
transmitting just this morning. I need you to get to Pratorian Earth and
fix that scanner."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"According to the Portal technician who scanned Dominatrix, Statesman is
being held in a cave network deep within the bowels of Praetorian Earth.
They've scanned the area, and what they've learned has been immensly useful.
It seems that Statesman's cell is powered by four generators. If you can
shut down those generators, you can free Statesman!

You remember how the Praetorians weren't able to use their own tech to
scan States? Well, our best theory on that is that Statesman is
physically so similar to Tyrant that his presence in the Praetorian
dimension is never quite complete. It's as if there just isn't
enough room for him there. The upshot is that Statesman is impervious
to Praetorian technology. And it's impervious to him! He can't
break out of that cell, not on his own. You have to help him!"

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD:

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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2.27 SOLDIERS OF RULARUU
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Archvillain(s) -
Lanaru the Mad
Ruladak the Strong
Faathim the Kind

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AV: Lanaru the Mad

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
The demented consciousness of Lanaru the Mad is so twisted by rage that it
has wrenched itself free of Rularuu. His psychic instability has manifested
as a permanent storm that surrounds his castle and himself.

LOCATED: "The Saga Of Lanaru" Task Force

CONTACT: Faathim The Kind (The Chantry)

HERO LEVEL: 44 - 50

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Now comes the end. You must travel to the Storm Palace, and use the keys on
each of the monuments. When that is done, the way to the Storm Palace shall
be opened, and it shall be time for you to confront Lanaru the Mad.

There is little time. Lanaru has felt the threats arrayed against him, and
even now is preparing to lash out in anger. If he should do so, it could
break the world again or worse. It could re-forge the world, and bring the
full power of Rularuu down upon us all. This cannot be allowed to happen.

It is time. You have done more than any could have oped. Fight well, Task
Force Riktasi. May victory be yours."

NB: You'll have to complete a number of sub-missions before being given
the "Defeat Lanaru the Mad" mission

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Ruladak the Strong

DESCRIPTION TEXT:

LOCATED: "The Legend of Ruladak" Task Force

CONTACT: Sara Moore (Cascade Archipelago)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 50

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Ruladak is awakened, but he is weakened thanks to your valiant efforts. He
will soon be able to marshal his creatures and gather his full power. now
is the only time to strike, before he has regained his strength. You must
defeat Ruladak the Strong.

The only task left is to battle Ruladak the Strong before he escapes his
bonds within Tyrant's Rock. It is up to you, now. You have fought so hard
and so valiantly, heroes. No matter what, I have been proudto have worked
with you, and to have renewed the compact between the People of Paragon
and the Heroes of Paragon once more, as my Grandfather did in ancient
time. Thank you, heroes. Thank you."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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AV: Faathim the Kind

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Faathim the Kind's sole purpose in life is to protect the innocents of the
Shadow Shard. He has worked hard to maintain his independence from Rularuu,
despite his imprisonment in the Chantry. He has limited means of rebellion,
but he uses his mighty healing powers to assist champions of good when he
can.

LOCATED: "The Saga of Faathim" Task Force

CONTACT: Justin Augustine

HERO LEVEL: 44 - 50

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Faathim's in trouble, or he will be very soon. The Circle of Thorns are
coming in to capture him and bind his power to their will. That's pretty
much a chart-topper as far as bad things go. Things look bad, but it's not
over yet.

Faathim's last task, you see. It changed. Right in front of my eyes. And
it showed me where there's a scret way into the Chantry.

This is the big ending, Task Force Ptah. If Faathim falls to the Circle,
it could be the end of Paragon City and the world at large. You'll have
to free Faathim from whatever the Circle's done to him, and defeat every
member of the Circle of Thorns in there in order to win this battle.
Good luck, lads."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Don't know

REWARD: Complete the TF; get the TF badge.

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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2.28 VOID HUNTERS
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.29 CONTAMINATED
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.30 THE CABAL
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Archvillain(s) -
Mary Marcomber

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AV: Mary Marcomber

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Trust doesn't come easily to Mary Macomber, the leader of the Cabal. She's
been in Croatoa too long. Still, your reputation precedes you, and she is
willing to listen. If you can impress her in combat, that is.

LOCATED: Katie Hannon's Task Force

CONTACT: Katie Hannon (Croatoa)

HERO LEVEL: 25 - 35

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"Hi! I guess you know by now that we sorceresses have been fighting with the
Red Caps for a long time. A long, long time. Ever since they came to our
settlement in Roanoke, back in 1588. That was shortly after the Fir Bolg came to
our lands. They were running away from their enemies in Ireland, the Tuatha de
Dannan. We formed a cautious friendship, but we had no idea that the Red Caps
had followed them all the way across the sea!

They trapped us here, killed all the men, and watched our suffering for the
last four hundred years! And we finally found a way to get rid of them!

But if you really think the spell we're going to use may hurt other magic life,
you might be able to convince our leader to change her plans. of course, it
won't be easy. me elders have had several centuries to harden their hearts
against outsiders.

If you can defeat our leader, Mary Macomber, we'll listen to what you have to
say. Otherwise, we'll go ahead with our plan.

Mary will really test you, [Hero Name]. I think she'll surprise you quite a bit."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes - 10 times if you
want to get the badge from her!

REWARD: "Ten Times the Victor" badge if you beat her correctly ten times

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
Mary Marcomber will always appear with guards. You must defeat all her
guards before defeating Mary or else you will not be able to defeat her in
such a way that will get you the "Ten Times the Victor" badge.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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2.31 FIR BOLG
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.32 TUATHA DE DANNON
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.33 GHOSTS
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.34 RED CAPS
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.35 SHIVANS
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.36 KNIVES OF ARTEMIS
----------------------

Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.37 ARACHNOS
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Archvillain(s) -
Lord Recluse


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2.38 COUNCIL EMPIRE
-------------------

Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.39 CRAZED
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Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.40 MALAISE
------------

Archvillain(s) -
Malaise

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AV: Malaise

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
It seems that Azuria's spell to return Sister Psyche to her own body has had
unexpected effects. Sister Psyche's mental hold over her protegee, Malaise,
has been broken. Malaise is a villain once more!

LOCATED: "A Mind in Danger" Task Force

CONTACT: Calvin Scott (Independence Port)

HERO LEVEL: 30 - 35

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
This TF has been taken out of CoH as at Issue #4, after which point Sister
Psyche emerged from her coma

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

 - Malaise returned to his AV ways without the psychic guidance of Sister
Psyche.

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2.41 ELEMENTALS
---------------

Archvillain(s) -
None

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2.42 NICTUS
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Archvillain(s) -
None

*SPECIAL NOTE: The AVs who are really Nictus are members of the Council.

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2.43 PSYCHIC CLOCKWORK
----------------------

Archvillain(s) -
Psychic Clockwork King

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AV: Psychic Clockwork King

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
You were always told that the Clockwork King was a remarkably gifted psychic
who could accomplish great things if he were not crippled by his insanity.
Here is the proof: the Clockwork King of dimension Epsilon Tau 27-2. This
king seems much more in touch with his powers than his counterpart in
Paragon City. He won't be easy to beat!

LOCATED: "Investigate the psychic signal" mission

CONTACT: Tina Macintyre (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL: 40 - 44

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"I hope you're ready for the many challenges Portal Corporation will throw
at you. Why, just last week, we had to beat off an attack of winged monkeys!
Ha, ha, I'm kidding, I'm kidding! Seriously, though it's a big, wide
universe, and it's not for the feint of heart. For the first mission, I'd
like you to go to the dimension we've designated Epsilon Tua 27-2. We've
detected a very strong psychic signal there, and we want to make sure it
doesn't pose a threat."

DO YOU HAVE TO DEFEAT THE AV TO COMPLETE THE MISSION? Yes

REWARD: "Emancipator" badge once you defeat the Psychic Clockwork King

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:
The Psychic Clockwork King has (unsurprisingly) some powerful psychic
attacks.

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:
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2.44 WEREWOLVES
---------------

Archvillain(s) -
Requiem

++
AV: Requiem

DESCRIPTION TEXT:
Ridolfo Uzzano has come a long way from his humble beginning as one of
Mussolini's lapdogs. The primary cause of his success was his fusion with
a Nictus, a being of utter darkness. The Nictus gave Ridolfo the ability
to scorch his foes with an infernal fire. Though he is now over 100 years
old, Requiem remains a fearsome foe in battle.

LOCATED: "To Save A Thousand Worlds" Story Arc

CONTACT: Unai Kemen (Peregrine Island)

HERO LEVEL 45 - 50

FIRST STORY ARC MISSION TEXT:
"Something's happened, [Hero Name], something bad. A group of Portal
Corporation scientists set up an observation post in the dimension of the
Hydra men. Their plan was to stay out of sight and collect data,
but something seems to have gone wrong. I can't contact the team at all!
I need you to go in there and find those scientists, [Hero Name].
Don't come back without them."

MISSION THAT AV IS IN:
"If I understand this pure flae correctly, here's how it works. You carry
the flame to Requiem's dimension and make your presence known. Eventually
Requiem qill be drawn ot the flame. He's been living in darkness for a
long time; he won't be able to resist the call of the light. Once he shows
himself, you've got to defeat Requiem and all of his minions. Maybe that'll
put a stop to these dimensional ruptures of his.

Remember, in any dimension, Requiem is a force to be reckoned with."

REWARD: Only experience points and influence

TIPS FOR DEFEATING THIS AV:

OTHER INFO ON THIS AV:

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3.0 ARCHVILLAINS BY SECURITY LEVEL
----------------------------------
One of the main things to know about AVs is when you can fight them. To that
end, I've created the table below that lists the security level ranges that
you can face the AVs in CoH. Of course, you can fight AVs outside your
security level if you have a team / supergroup that is willing to sidekick
or exemplar you into the relevant mission or task force.


SECURITY LEVEL:       ARCHVILLAIN(S):
1 - 11                None

12 - 15               Koago

15 - 20               Dr Vahzilok, Clockwork King

20 - 25               Maestro, Arakhn, Clamor

25 - 30               Archon Burkholder, Vandal, Arakhn, Mary Marcomber

30 - 35               Hopkins, Mary Marcomber

35 - 40               Envoy of Shadows, The Hydra, Terra, Mold Wall, Rock Wall

40 - 45               Nosferatu, The Hydra, Mold Wall, Rock Wall, Bile,
                      Dreck, Countess Crey, Nemesis, Madame of Mystery
                      Anti-Matter, Bobcat, Shadowhunter, Marauder, Chimera,
                      Malaise, Mother Mayhem, Psychic Clockwork King,
                      Ruladak the Strong

45 - 50               Baphoment, Requiem, Nemesis?, Giovanna Scaldi,
                      Vanessa DeVore, Dreadnought Red Kronos 02,
                      Anti-Matter, Bobcat, Shadowhunter, Marauder, Chimera,
                      Malaise, Nightstar, Seige, Battle Maiden, Black Swan,
                      Mother Mayhem, Malaise, Diabolique, Infernal,
                      Dominatrix, Tyrant, Lanaru the Mad, Faathim the Kind,
                      Ruladak the Strong

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4.0 FINAL NOTES
---------------
If you've got any suggestions about how to take out the AVs, please send
them in.

4.1 THANKS
----------
To TheSpeedingSkull for getting his AV Guide together - I'm only doing this
guide because it seemed the best way to bring the info together.

Also thanks to CoH Warcry and CoH Gameamp for their villain sections.

Thanks to Red Tomax for the huge amount of info he's got on his site:

Thanks to my wife, now pregnant with Boy #2 and feeling sick all the time!

4.2 CONTRIBUTORS
----------------
v0.6 - Lots of AV mission info taken from Red Tomax's CoH site.

v0.5 - Info taken from a number of sources (TheSpeedingSkull's guide, CoH
Warcry, CoH Gameamp) and rearranged into something easier to read.

4.3 VERSION NOTES
-----------------
v0.7 - Added in the ARCHVILLAINS BY SECURITY LEVEL section and WHO WROTE
THIS GUIDE? secion.

v0.6 - Increased the amount of available information about the location of
AVs based off Red Tomax's CoH site.

v0.5 - First draft of AV guide released to public. Still a work in progress.

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Version 1.0 completed DD MMMMMM YYYY
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