Last October I opted to re-roll my namesake character in City of Heroes. Once again he is seeing a shift in ability and focus within the game, and even now I’m sure this will not be the last. This time I waited until I was satisfied with the new and latest version of Dust Raven before mentioning him here. So far he’s seen over a dozen rerolls within the game, with versions of him currently stretched out over four servers, so I see little point in bringing attention to a version I’ll end up abandoning. This latest version, a Kinetic Melee/Willpower scrapper, is currently level 50, with all of the currently available incarnate slots unlocked and slotted. So far this version is the most fun to play, either solo or in a group. This is true of not just the previous versions of him, but of all my characters. I may still create additional versions of him, but this one I’m definitely keeping.
Like the last reroll, this Dust Raven is from Praetorian Earth. Although his family had ties to the Syndicate, he attempted to break away and become his own man by joining Powers Division rather than becoming just another thug in the “family business.” Unfortunately, Powers Division didn’t offer him the freedom he was seeking, and so became a thug for the state rather than his family. As his disillusionment with the system was taking hold, he was contacted psychically by Penelope Yin, a childhood friend of his before she was taken to become a seer (as was one of Dust Raven’s sisters). Through Penny, Dust Raven learned more about the corruption within Cole’s regime and eventually about the coming war between Praetorian and Primal Earth. Ultimately he left Praetorian Earth to seek a way to make piece between his world and the other (mainly because the narrative presented leaves you no choice).
In Primal Earth, Dust Raven’s selfless acts of heroism and fearless devotion to protecting others quickly gained him a reputation as a superhero through Paragon City, despite his refusal to associate with any of the groups of registered heroes throughout the city. He would join temporary teams and alliances with other heroes, and sometimes villains, in order to promote the greater good. Given his past experiences with more permanent membership in groups such as Powers Division and the Syndicate he prefers to remain unaffiliated groups in general. Instead he prefers to make friends with other heroes on an individual basis.
Dust Raven on City Info Tracker