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#6421762 Jul 20, 2012 at 05:59 PM · Edited 2 years ago
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One of the more important parts of Membership in the Blackwatch Defenders and Teen Defenders* is our long standing alliances with Primus and Until. As a part of the aid and privileges they extend to us we have agreed to cooperate with them on many levels. In return we have been granted several dispensations and exceptions on occasion.

As a result of being part of the UNTIL Superhero Liaison Program we are required to do the following as members;

Team members agree to cooperate with UNTIL operations and if asked to assist UNTIL however possible. This does not obligate us to take orders from Until staff, however we should accept instructions and requests as much as is reasonable or possible.

Team members agree to reveal workable information about themselves and their powers to UNTIL. This does not obligate us to give details about methods or secrets. General testing will be required but no time frame or deadline is forced for this.

Team members will be asked for their secret identities but are not required to reveal them. Any 'working' names or aliases are required however; such as a hero name.

Example- Detroit Titan has decided to join. He's worried about his secret identity but trusts Primus record with data and has no close relatives to risk in any case; He opts to include his real name with his hero alias.

His buddy Midnight Man doesn't trust much of anyone with his real name, in addition he's got a real job and a nice girlfriend who might be at risk. He declines to give his real name, but gives his hero name and both of the undercover aliases he uses when investigating.


Team members will be asked to participate in training programs, with UNTIL and the team itself. This training can be used as a replacement for testing if UNTIL feels it has a reasonable idea of the members powers afterwards.

PRIMUS' requirements are similar, with two exceptions. While PRIMUS would appreciate participation in training exercises, they in no way require it. Also, ASPRA must be complied with, an exception is made in regards to one's secret identity however, just as it is with UNTIL.

2+2=fish
"There are two secrets to becoming great. One is never to reveal all that you know."
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#6421801 Jul 20, 2012 at 06:13 PM · Edited 2 years ago
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You might wonder, with all this, what do we gain from our cooperation? We play along with a fairly long list of rules and gain quite a bit actually. Blackwatch's long history with both PRIMUS and UNTIL does grant us a lot of leeway and some benefits.

One of the big benefits is the one thing heroes often struggle with. Funding. This is not a job you get a lot out of financially, in fact its often far more costly than anything else you might end up doing. UNTIL and PRIMUS fund a lot of things we do. The base, medical care, our staff of civilian contractors and security are in large part funded by UNTIL and PRIMUS. Sure the wealthier members do a large part but we would come up short without their help.

In fact many of our members can get a stipend from UNTIL to offset cost of living expenses. It's not a lot but it helps. PRIMUS [for those living in the US] can help those willing to offer their secret identities civilian work in some cases. In fact a PRIMUS subsidiary screens and trains most of our employees, since we're based in the US.

Just as important is our connection to these two agencies as it gives up some legal power that raw vigilantes don't have. The Police, Military and national Security arms of most governments give us a lot of room to work and little hassles when we're 'on the job'. This also allows those of us with less than squeaky clean pasts to get past those speed-bumps and save the day when we might otherwise be arrested with the bad guys. Not all of us started out on the side of the angels.

Finally we have a working relationship that lets us share information. Knowing who and what you are fighting against or fighting alongside can be the edge in a dangerous life. We share with them, they share with us. Even the most experienced hero hasn't seen or learned as much as the whole of PRIMUS and UNTIL.

It's team work.

2+2=fish
"There are two secrets to becoming great. One is never to reveal all that you know."
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