Welcome to the Armstrong Academy
Arrival at the Academy (Introducing: Armstrong!)
Today is a big day in Paragon City, as young hopefuls from around the world find themselves gathering at the gates of the Armstrong Academy for the chance at becoming the next generation of heroes, should they pass the entrance exam. Along with all the potential students, a large crowd of onlookers have gathered for the chance to spot some of their favorite professional heroes who've joined the ceremony, either as faculty, or to potentially scout their future side-kicks. It's truly a sight to behold and is one of the most exciting times to be in Paragon.
As students arrive they're ushered into an organized area in which they can view the ceremony to come. There we see hundreds of young heroes making friends, showing off their powers, and blowing off nervous energy.
Suddenly, an anthem begins to play, the crowd grows silent, all looking towards the front entrance of the Academy. The outline of a large figure stands at the top of the steps and their voice cuts through the crowd.
Armstrong: Who is ready to meet the heroes of tomorrow, today?
The crowd is silenced, but you can all feel an energy rippling through them. The figure walks forward to reveal Alexander Armstrong, a massive ape in a fine tailored suit. On his face, a wide-grin that stretches from ear to ear.
Armstrong: I said... WHO IS READY TO MEET THE HEROES OF TOMORROW, TODAY?!!!
The crowd begins to cheer, through the chaos of their wild energy a chant begins to form.
Crowd: ALWAYS FIGHTING! ARMSTRONG! ALWAYS WINING! ARMSTRONG! HE'S OUR HERO! HE'S... ARMSTRONG!
Armstrong lets out a large, belly-laugh to the chant and flexes at the crowd. They cheer more in response which results in more laughter from the large man. As this continues more heroes step down from the entrance, joining Armstrong, and the crowd reacts accordingly.
Crowd: Look! It's Headspace! She's my favorite! I'd let her read my mind anyday!
Crowd: Is that Jet Jaguar? Oh my god it is! He smiled at me! Did you see that? Jet Jaguar smiled at me!!!!
Crowd: Living Transcript is such a dreamboat and he has the coolest powers! That's right! Go Living Transcript!
Crowd: The Metropolitan AND Terror Raptor?! I HAVE YOUR POSTERS ON MY WALL
The professional heroes smile at the crowd and play into their entrances, Headspace keeps her intimidating glare held strong on her face, Jet Jaguar continues posing and flexing, the Metropolitan fires off a rocket into the sky and Terror Raptor waves enthusiastically. This could continue forever, but we don't have the time for that, and neither does Armstrong, and so...
Armstrong: Young heroes! You stand before me in hopes that one day, you will stand beside me! In battle! Saving the world! I can tell that many of you are fostering a burning spirit and you want to let it out! Isn't that right?!!
Several of your classmates respond with joy and passion, some of them even try playing to the crowd like the professionals did.
Armstrong: HAH-HA! GOOD! However, before we can begin, we must take you inside for a written exam, as every good hero needs a strong head on their shoulders!
He looks down at you all and you swear he's making eye-contact with each and every one of you.
Armstrong: If you can prove you're tough enough mentally then we put you into the practical exam! There you'll enter a simulated city in the midst of a disaster. Inside you'll find foes designed by the technological hero... UPGRADE! Defeat as many of them as you can while keeping the city safe to prove that you've got what it takes to be a student at the ARMSTRONG ACADEMY! Show us your fighting spirit! Become a hero of tomorrow, today!!!!
The crowd lets out another loud cheer and the to the Academy open. Several of the Pro Heroes such as The Metropolitan, Headspace and UPGRADE usher you inside, smiling at you and encouraging you as you enter. You're guided to a large lecture hall, given a pencil and a test, and then take a seat.
Once you're seated The Metropolitan takes the stage.
The Metropolitan: Answer the questions as honestly as you can. Don't hold back, okay? Once you're finished, hand them in to me. When everyone has completed this portion of the exam we'll send you into the simulated city to begin part two.
He waits at the front, overseeing the exam. It's time for you to begin!
The Entrance Exam (Written Portion)
All of the exam questions are essay questions, no multiple choice, no true or false. You can tell that they really want to learn more about who you are and why you're here.
At the top of the test, written in big letters, is an order -- NO CHEATING.
Question 1: How would you classify your hero style?
Question 2: What is your power and/or abilities? Why do you think they are useful?
Question 3: You're told to help with evacuation duty, but you know the foe the other heroes are fighting is weak to your power(s)/fighting style. What do you do?
Question 4: What is more important? Saving the day as quickly as possible, or making sure you take as much precaution to do as little damage as possible to the surrounding area? Why?
Question 5: What type of villain scares you most? If villains don't scare you, what does?
Question 6: What type of power do you wish you had? What is your least favorite power?
Question 7: Why do you want to be a hero?
Question 8: Do you prefer working alone or with a team? Why?
Question 9: What is your greatest asset? Why would other heroes want to work with you?
Question 10: If you didn't get into Armstrong Academy, what would you do?
Once you're finished, head to the front of the lecture hall and hand your exam to The Metropolitan. There is a waiting area for you to sit in when you're done, you can chat with other students who've also finished.
- Tanjiro "Producer" Xin (@gilgameshthepimptoendallpimps)
- Payton Jones (@major_hellstrom)
- Jenny Sparx (@warlockmage)
- Rado Kaffka (@primez0ne)
- Max Eliss (@seagod)
- PS-4 (@avaliantimge)
- Fluffy, Destroyer of Worlds (@rastelosevering)
- Tadashi (@manaman)
- Lia Nasiliev (@just_banter)
- Billy (@geekryan)
- Trevor Alton (@pipxeroth)
- H.O.L.M.E.S (@stormshadow_x)
- Nobody Jones (@jacthripper)
- Pheus Aurelius (@mylittlefascist)
Remember to tag me in your posts so I can see them. A link to the sign-up thread with the player builds and general rules can be found here.
Here is a link to the discord in which a lot of conversation happens: https://discord.gg/HpCB5vt
Now, go forth, answer the questions to your entrance exam. I will be trying to do advancements ASAP but there is no set schedule.