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  • Welcome to your campaign!

    A few days ago you received a call from Triceraman, the trainer for The Gauntlet, offering you a job. His only remark was that “your name came up”. The Gauntlet is the training program for The Champions of Liberty and this could really help your finances …

  • Home Page

    h4. *Henchmen* Empire City - The City of Wonder, known the world over as home of the Earth's Greatest Heroes A few months ago, your powers started to manifest and you learned pretty quickly that there is no money in being a freelancer. You've …

  • Main Page

    h3. "*Empire City*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/empire-city h3. "*Loyalty*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/loyalty h3. "*Outside The Empire*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/outside-the-empire h3. "*Mega …

  • Empire City

    The City of Wonder! Since the 1920’s, Empire City has been home to the Earth’s Greatest Heroes as well as the World’s Deadliest Villains. These extraordinary individuals have influenced society by rewriting its laws to escape prosecution by normal …

  • The Gauntlet

    Got a power? Super rich? Maybe you can just take a punch. Strap on a mask and enter The Gauntlet! You might become “Earth’s Greatest Hero” By the 1960’s, Empire City was experiencing hero casualties almost daily. The Champions of Liberty instituted a …

  • The Henchmen

    Empire City’s villains adopted a vetting program much earlier than the heroes to survive. Just putting on a mask doesn’t cut it. You do that without the sanction of The Henchmen and you end up dead. The Henchman don’t talk about their leadership and …

  • The Mask

    To honor their history, members of The Gauntlet and The Henchmen wear, what looks like, a simple domino mask. Back in 1947, masked hero The Secret, and his arch-villain, Hideaway began a three year turf war for control of Empire City. It ended in a …

  • Second Skin

    In addition to the domino mask, every recruit is given a Second Skin body suit. This form-fitting body stocking can be worn under clothes or a uniform and provides minor protection from extreme environments and ballistic or melee attacks. It also serves …

  • I Survived!

    Congratulations! You’ve survived The Gauntlet or The Henchman. You are one of the lucky few. Now that you know what the life is like and spent your time in the trenches, you are now a full member of your faction with all the benefits therein: a stipend, …

  • I Washed Out

    So, you entered The Gauntlet or The Henchmen and things didn't work out for you. The good news; you can still have a job. Many failed Gauntleteers become civil service workers, using their gifts for the benefit of Empire City in ways less dramatic than …

  • Freelance

    Some megasapiens don't want to join either faction. Either they work in secret to their own ends or hide their powers and stay under the radar. Freelancers can be contracted by either faction but if they gain a high enough reputation as a thorn in the …

  • Player's Guide

    When creating your character keep in mind that the NPC's in this game already have established lore. If your character has ever interacted with them before the game begins, that interaction would be tangential at best. They have NO idea who you are. …

  • Loyalty

    To survive as a "Mega" in Empire City you should consider pledging your loyalty to either The Champions of Liberty or The Hierarchy. "*The Champions of Liberty*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/the-champions-of-liberty use "*The Gauntlet*": …

  • The Champions of Liberty

    The Champions of Liberty were formed in 1942 and it’s core members were The Secret, Doc Jupiter, All-Star, Evelyn Brood, The Working Man, Old Glory, and Tommy !mmposible. The team came together to stop an invasion from Mars, the Roman God, who was working …

  • The Hierarchy

    During the Mars/Nazi Invasion, the arch-villains of the Champs aided in beating back the enemy and were promised immunity for past crimes, most of which were simple misunderstandings or personal vendettas, but when the battle was over, they were denied. …

  • Equipment

    Two pieces of equipment are standard when joining The Gauntlet or The Henchmen: h3. "*The Mask*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/the-mask h3. "*Second Skin*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/second-skin

  • Underlings

    Ling's Chop Suey has been a staple restaurant in Empire City's Pacific District for 80 years. If you know the right people and can remember the password, the owner will let you into the basement where you'll find Underlings, a hidden bar/market for …

  • Outside the Empire

    Empire City isn’t the only place where heroes and villains are found but travel can be… complicated. *Olympus* In the mid 1980’s. Doc Jupiter left the Earth for his fortress on the Moon and never returned in any official capacity. Months after his …

  • Mega Teams

    Officially, there are only two Mega Teams working in Empire City: "*The Champions of Liberty*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wiki_pages/the-champions-of-liberty "*The Hierarchy*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wiki_pages/the-hierarchy …

  • Also Rans

    There are several teams operating in Empire City outside the control of The Champs or The Hierarchy. *The Extremes* In the early 90's, no super team was more popular or controversial that The Extremes. RockSolid, Cannon, Inspiration, Gravitoid, and …

  • Notable Characters

    h3. "*Heroes*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/heroes h3. "*Villains*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/villains h3. "*Freelancers*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/freelancers

  • Heroes

    *The Secret* His identity was never revealed. Dressed entirely in white except for his signature black domino mask, The Secret used his ability to fade into mist and his golden .45’s to deliver justice. *Doc Jupiter* Doctor Darwin Jupiter was a …

  • Villains

    *Hideaway* Her identity remained unknown even after her death. Hideaway had the power of camouflage and could blend into any environment. Her reach was extensive and she nearly took over all levels of Empire's government. During her tenure as Empire's …

  • Freelancers

    *Night Terror* An enigmatic hero who is often considered either a ghost or an urban legend. The Night Terror visits the guilty who have escaped justice and exacts revenge through fright. In truth, the Night Terror is a legacy hero, the mantle being …

  • Reputation

    Whether you're a Gauntleteer, a Henchman or a Freelancer, your Reputation counts. Are you responsible with your abilities? Have you killed anyone? Have you shown mercy?

  • Character Creation

    h3. "*Type*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/type h3. "*Descriptor*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/descriptor h3. "*Foci*":https://henchmen-1.obsidianportal.com/wikis/foci

  • Descriptor

    All Descriptors from the Cypher System are allowed with the exception of "Stealthy"

  • Foci

    All Foci from the Cypher System are allowed except: Explorers Dark Places Exists in Deep Water Hunts Non-Humans Hunts Outcasts Infiltrates Interprets the Law Lives in Wilderness Operates Undercover Pilots StarCraft Slays Monsters Solves …

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