The Third War
Steven S. Long
Crusader is the most isolated man in Star City. He spent the years prior to the v’sori invasion racking up an impressive body count of supervillains and street criminals. For his efforts he was hunted by the cops, targeted by the underworld, and reviled by the public as a ruthless vigilante. Since the invasion he’s shifted his focus to shooting aliens, but still takes any opportunity to kill the villains and crooks he comes across. Superheroes and cops consider him a villain, the villains all want him dead, and the v’sori would gladly torture him to death if they could get their hands on him. But that doesn’t stop him from carrying on his own private war for Justice.
Then Crusader learns the v’sori have built a weapon that could kill every super villain on Earth, destroying the resistance in one fell swoop. Forced by circumstance to work with one of his most hated foes — the indestructible strongman Invictus — can he adapt his moral perspective and learn to work with criminals he knows he should kill, or will he let humanity remain under the alien yoke so he can see Justice done?
Necessary Evil: The Fate of the world lies with the scum of the earth! This short fiction takes place in Pinnacle Entertainment Group’s world of Necessary Evil, a roleplaying game setting for its Savage Worlds line. An alien invasion has wiped out most of the world’s super heroes, leaving only the super villains to save the earth.