Heroes of Freedom City
Run of the mill mook John Masiatto found himself caught between a rock and a hard place:
The Family wanted him dead. He knew it, but he could let them know that he knew. Unsure of how to break free, he knew that his days where numbered, after all, no one flubs on the Boss like that and gives out vital information.
While stuck running surveillance at a museum sting, John started hearing voices, those of his daughter’s and wife’s. Unable to shake the dread, he ran into the museum’s basement where the screams seemed to have been coming from. He couldn’t shake the thought that this was their payback. It wasn’t fair, he kept telling himself, that it was just an accident. The moment he hit the basement, a wave of nausea washed over him and he saw what was calling him: a powerful black relic from an unknown time, glowing with an eerie purple flame. The relic, an obsidian statuette of an old god, called John closer, demanded that they become one.
Driven insane by the beckoning statuette, Masiatto drew out a knife and began making a home for it within him. Soaking in blood, he hefted the statuette and brought it close to his chest, where it sucked itself in, imbedding itself within his chest cavity.
John Masiatto was found three days later floating along the bay, unsure of what had lead him there. What he did know was that he was a changed man. From what he could gather from his oldest friend, The Family tossed him out and left him for dead. “Today”, he thought to himself, “we play by my rules”.