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"Don't! You don't know what that would unleash!"

by BigGuy
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Previous Chapter Catwoman

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Selina saw the worry in Wonder Woman's eyes. This object (it appeared to be some sort of broach, or amulet- one large white diamond surrounded by several smaller ones, in a variety of colors, like a rainbow of precious stones, set in gold, with a bronze backing- and a very sharp spike emerging from the back! Lucky she hadn't stabbed herself with it already!) was obviously dangerous- which just made Selina more curious. What could be the power that could make even Wonder Woman worry? 


"Tell me about it, Princess," purred Selina. "And, if you don't want to see it go over the edge, don't lie. In fact- wrap that pretty little lasso around your arm before you start talking.

Diana hesitated. Catwoman was an odd one- she had committed many crimes, but she had also helped a great many people. She was, as Nightwing once said, "a Robin Hood in tight leather". Very tight, Diana couldn't help noticing. Her figure rivaled the Amazon's. But that didn't mean she could be trusted- quite the opposite. She always seemed to do what she thought was best- not necessarily what society did.

"Catwoman- please- if you drop that, the magics unleashed could destroy this half of the city."

"Princess- this isn't the half of the city I'm concerned with. So tie the rope, and tell me everything."

"Diana reluctantly complied. "That is called the Amulet of Autolycus. Autolycus was a ..."

"Thief- son of Hermes, god of thieves. I know a lot on that subject.

"Yes- but he did not create it. Circe did. It was intended to steal the power of the gods. Each of the twelve gems surrounding the central gem can hold the power of a god- be it Zeus, Hermes, or even those of other pantheons- Thor, Set, Coyote. Draw blood with the needle, even a drop- and their power, their knowledge, is drawn into a gem. Then, whoever wears the Amulet, will have all the powers and knowledge of the gods who have been robbed."

"What happens to the god? Does he become a mortal or something?"

"No. After a day of unconsciousness, the god would return to normal, except- they would feel a desire to serve the holder of the amulet."

"I understand why you want it back. Would it work on mortals- superhumans, perhaps?"

Wonder Woman tried to stop herself, find a way to color the truth- but the lasso's power was too great. "Yes- even a normal human would be affected by it- their skills, knowledge- what ever made them different- would be transferred."

;Selina cocked her head to one side. "But- you said if I dropped it, it would destroy half of Gotham. How?"

"The magics Circe used to create the Amulet were incredibly strong- each of those smaller gems is highly unstable, until they are used. Circe was defeated before she could use it more than once. If any of the other gems are dislodged from their setting, they will explode with a force sufficient to destroy a block. And the explosion will create a chain reaction among the other jewels."

"You said it was used once- and you seemed pretty sure about how it worked. Who did she use it on, Princess? Who's power is contained within one of these gems?"

Diana tried to stop herself- but the answer came forth-


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solddate - 1/23/2015 7:25 AM
Hey, cliff, don't worry, I hear ya. I'm sorry for the silent treatment, I'm just trying to at least have something to show ya with your Harley line. I'll email ya tonight. ^^'
clifford.cao - 1/22/2015 6:29 PM
Solddate (and any other fans of HHH), in case you don't know already: the next couple installments of Harley's Heroine Heist are good to go.
colleem - 1/22/2015 11:37 AM
Hello Superstories. Is it Possible that you can change the Message Board so that the newest Post will be on the Top when you open it? Some of them are very long now and so we have to scroll down very much :)
ESchorcho - 1/17/2015 11:45 AM
I have about 5 Mephisto chapters that I'm cooking up and will post on Sunday. Got writing and couldn't stop, so if everyone can hold off on adding. Sorry it's taking forever to get done.
exidor455 - 1/17/2015 5:13 AM
I've added a new chapter to the Mephisto strand of SSSL, in the hope that it will get it rolling again. As usual, feel free to add ideas, chapters, etc. :)
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I tried with one chapter of the famous SSSL, it is roughly based on Captain America 2 : Winter Soldier with Hydra infiltrating SHIELD premise. Feel free to give me some feedback. Enjoy.
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Just posed a new Story, if anyone wants to check it out!
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colleem - 1/1/2015 4:39 PM
to be honest Gotham. I havenĀ“t followed the whole storyline but the parts i saw looked Great :) A interesting Idea



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