2. Act 2: Walk With Kings

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch,

Rudyard Kipling, 1895

Scenes 1-3, Scenes 4-5, Scenes 6-8, Scene 9

Scenes 10-11, Scenes 12-13, Scenes 14-15, Scenes 16-18, Scenes 19-22, Scenes 23-25, Scenes 26-29, Scenes 30-33

Scenes 34-36, Scene 37, Scenes 38-39, Scenes 41-42

Intermission (Scenes 1-3)

Dramatis Personae

Principal Characters

Abraham Armstrong, the superhero Canaveral and leader of the New Champions, who commands kinetic energy. (he/him)
Dominic Könberg, the supervillain Sir Amethyst, who commands all the elements of the earth. (he/him)
Holly Koval, the young superhero Loki and Quinn’s best friend, who creates illusions. (she/her and he/him)
Quinn Kaufman, the young superhero Newton, who has telekinetic and extrasensory abilities. (they/them)

A Heroic Hoard

Arthur Peregrine, a healer over two centuries old and the world’s greatest mage. (he/him)
Emilia Alvarez, the superheroine Zookeeper, who transforms into animals. (she/her)
Jack Forester, the young superhero Sequoia and Niccolo’s boyfriend, who transforms into wood. (he/him)
Miriam Wright, the superheroine Anima, who commands the energy of life. (she/her)
Molly Madigan, the young superheroine Referee, who imposes fairness in an aura around her. (she/her)
Niccolo Mellas, the young superhero Hypnos, who can project his senses at a distance. (he/him)
Simone Destrey, the young superheroine Journey, who can teleport. (she/her)

A Villainous Table


Arthur Könberg,
the retired supervillain The Mountain King and Dominic’s father. (he/him)
Jennifer Könberg, the supervillainess Dame Adamant and one of Dominic’s mothers, who is invulnerable to harm. (she/her)
Maxwell Copperfield, the supervillain The Magnificent Maxwell, who can store objects in a pocket dimension. (he/him)
Morgan Könberg, one of Dominic’s mothers and an accomplished artificer. (she/her)
Percival Könberg, the supervillain Sir Ardent and Dominic’s younger brother, who has super strength. (he/him)
Tristan Könberg, the supervillain Sir Alacrity and Dominic’s youngest brother, who has super speed. (he/him)
Vivian Könberg, the supervillainess Dame Acumen and Dominic’s twin sister, who magically manipulates objects. (she/her)

A Collection of Civilians

Charles Wagner, Quinn’s therapist. (he/him)
Lucas Apollon, a strategic and public relations consultant. (he/him)
Michael Vimes, a museum security guard. (he/him)
Susan Shepard, the local director of the Metahuman Law Enforcement Division, or MLED. (she/her)

Intermission | Next Chapter

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