One year and Eight Months Ago, The Poetic Assassin debuted in grand fashion, disguised as missionaries. The then Rouge Faction under the leadership of Ada assumed control over various South African villages to exploit and essentially destroy the Liafador Family financing entity Liafador International. That was personal.
One Year and Three Months Ago, Dhalia took aim on the dilapidated city of Grimm. With three surgical strikes, simple, by highly effective strikes. In the aftermath Grimm City and it's would be heroes buckled. In the aftermath of the Grimm City disaster, she rose as the clandestine foe known only to a handful; but the definitive "savior" of Grimm became Valor City's visionary--Brian Newcastle.
Over the course of the last couple of months, the former Red Cardinal found herself in an unusual alliance with Zeon Liafador, Ada found herself in possession of a cosmic book that housed the secrets for how "Man" could kill gods. What Ada hadn't anticipated was the events by the famed "Horned Saint" that transpired in Gothic would hand Valor City to Ada on a silver platter.
The Order successfully assassinated Valor's Mayor just a couple of months before the election season. Now with him gone, the scene was set for the Order, Ada, to establish a puppet government in Valor.
The Gothic Purge sent Thousands of refugee's flooding the city limits of Valor, at first the citizens of Valor welcomed them with open arms. Now seven months later? The Gothic Refugee was beginning to become apparent on the streets of Valor. Schools were becoming flooded, Shelters across the city were at max capacity, certain districts across the city were seeing a rise in Nativism, due to the rise in crime--crime was synonymous with Gothic.
The Gothic Refugee's that were promised safe-haven but ultimately ignored, shared a similar sentiment with those of the Old Grimm City, they too were promised favor in Valor City but was eventually silenced by the Valor City Elite.
In the first of many conflicts, Ada's goons kidnapped the Interim Mayor's son. Her guards posing as Gothic/Grimm Sympathizers kept him stashed near the port. They hadn't put out an official statement regarding his well-being but they would shortly.
The Summer Time Mercenary, Royce Dallas arranged for various shipments of weapons to be sent to radicalized groups across the city. One had been stopped earlier, after the debacle, she made sure she hired some "Help"
The Lonely Shepard, Jameela Sircar was with the interim Mayor feeding information back to the woman overseeing the car of his son.
Last but not least was technology, The Machine Matriarch Zedora, though not aligned with the order, would impose strict restrictions on communications within the city limit rendering most devices useless for tracking. Both Gothic and Grimm took heavy losses in the last year, so much so that Valor became a safe zone for protest for people to speak out about the recent string of tragedies that plagued them. 'Fight for the Fallen' that was the call to rally.
"And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer. But he was the victim of being a great man at the wrong time. Because the mind is a world, and a controlled mind is a battlefield."
Ada was aware Brian Newcastle knew she was in the city, but for the time being, she'd allow Royce and Jameela to take the lead. She needed to finish priming their candidate for the coming election.