Stratagent listens to Agent Sanchez during the briefing, sizing up his new teammates subconsciously as well. He thinks back to the letter that he “found”, more like placed; while in the Drops a few weeks ago after searching for a missing person. It was a recruiting letter from Sanchez. It weighted heavy on his mind that night especially after no luck in his search for a missing teenager.
The letter had the Hero corp logo on it and read
I’m sure you have heard of an agency called Hero Corp in recent news. I would like you to join. I know you don’t know me or HC but I think I need a person like you. I quote that I like to use in this situation “Overspecialize and your breed weakness.” You aren’t superpowered in the normal sense and you seem very level headed. Not like the showboats and wildcards that seem to everywhere. I have assessed this from some video clips of you in action and your patrols around Avalon City. If you are interested in joining Hero Corp, contact me by the information below. If not, just burn the letter and best of luck hero.
contact ******************** "
The next day Stratagent spent time trying to dig up on information on Hero Corp and Sanchez since he wasn’t teaching any summer classes. It was legit from his findings. He would contact Sanchez and agree to join later that day. Sanchez was glad to have him aboard and gave Stratagent a tip in his search for the missing girl. The tip was to contact the community hero El Cuervo in the Drops.
Taking Sanchez at his word, Stratagent later that day searched for El Cuervo in the the Drops. It didn’t take long parkouring and swinging through the urban jungle to locate the telltale signs of El Cuervo. The Drops’ protector had just finished up a melee with some thieves in an alley when Stratagent arrived. The two stared at one another a moment, sizing each other up as the sun started to set. Stratagent breaks the silence “Sanchez sent me and I’m searching for a missing girl.” El Cuervo replies sharply “And who are you!?” Stratagent offer a hand to shake to El Cuervo “Stratagent, new addition to Hero Corp. Can I call you Raven?”
El Cuervo replied with his quick wit “No! You can not señor Stratagent….’ He sheathes his blade with flare ,”because I’m El Cuervo!" he says loudly as he echoes through the alleyway. As the echoes subside, El Cuervo looks to Stratagent sizing him before shaking hands “So amigo, you said something about a missing girl?” Stratagent nods and goes into details about the girl. El Cuervo ponders on this “I’ve heard nothing here in the Drops amigo but there is rumors about clubs on the West side taking in runaways.” Stratagent replies “Thank you for the information El Cuervo, here is a photo of the girl just in case” as he hands El Cuevo a small picture. El Cuervo “Good luck in your search amigo.”
Stratagent flashback fades as Synapse and Tempest start to speak loudly in the briefing room.