Welcome to The Kallistiverse!
This is my site created to celebrate the family of characters I created in City of Heroes and City of Villians who use the name Kallisti.
On the right you can see the original, Kallisti Gold, brought to "life" by Curt Allen, aka Uziel Twentyone. This was originally created back in 2007 in the days when I originally played City of Heroes on live. I stopped playing sometime in 2008 or 9 and missed the closedown of the servers in 2012. I was still in touch with members of the SG I'd belong to, Legion of Valor on the Victory server and when in the spring of 2019 it was revealed that there was a private server for CoH, I jumped upon the chance to play again and revisit the wonderfully glamorous world of Kallisti Gold!
Kallisti Gold is a Science Origin Blaster, using Energy Primary and Electrical Secondary.
One of her weaknesses is hayfever and this occasionally causes her to sneeze an accidentally trigger her Point-Blank Area blast power, Nova. This has had some unintended consequences, most particularly in the creation of what has become known as the Kallistiverse!
The other Kallisti Girls who you will meet later include:
To tell Kallisti Gold's story properly, we need to look at a couple of very significant entries in her diary:
Well heya thanks for dropping by!
My agent told me its good to write about my careeer as one of Paragon Citys most popular models! Well here I am!!!!!!!!
Well I started off living in England with my parents and all I ever wanted to do since I was little was be a model! So Mummy decided if thats what I wanted, she'd do what she could to help. So like all good models I started with singing and acting lessons, which were lots of fun!.
Then I saw this promotional thing that said Paragon City was looking for Top Models! I'd only ever been to Marbella and Mummy's home town in Greece so this seemed like a perfect chance to see the world and become a famous model! I came to Paragon City and they put me in this really dingy flat in Galaxy City - I didn't like it at all - it was smelly and dirty. But it did give me a chance to go to auditions and stuff coz it was so close to the railway station.
I went to lots of auditions and got a few bits and bobs that meant I was able to move to a nicer flat in Talos Island. That was much better - the clubs in Talos are so much more upmarket! So then I got talent spotted at this nightclub by a big model agency promoter guy! Woweee was that exciting! Anyway the next morning he told me and this other girl we met in the club that we should go to these auditions for this new Promotional thing his company is starting... something to do with paint or something.
Anyway so I went along and got accepted!!!! They seemed to like me - they were laughing a lot anyway. So her I am in my dressing room ready to go on set for this BIG important TV advert they want to do...
I just LOVE this metalic swimsuit I've got to wear - I'm amazed it doesn't - you know - chaff anywhere, consdiering it so small!
OOO okay they are calling me in... be back soon....
Love and kissses
PS hope they like my nails... had them done spechal!
Some weird changes have occured since then, but I am getting ahead of myself. Let us go back to that day 6 months ago...
That advert was for one of Crey Industries subsidiary companies, a paint manufacturer, who had developed a new lusterous gold paint, designed to be a cheap substitute for golf leaf on statues. The advert was supposed to feature a gorgeous blonde model (that was me) in a gold swimsuit, who swims through this large pool of the gold paint.
That all seemed fine, just nobody bothered to check if the paint was safe in direct contact with skin. Needless to say - we are dealing with Crey Industries after all - it wasn't and apparently after about 10 minutes in the stuff I collapsed into a coma, from which I didn't recover from for 4 months. Apparently at one point they were going to turn off my life support!
Anyway I woke up 6 weeks ago and wonders to behold, I could think! Well my nails were in a right mess and that bothered me but I could think BEYOND my mainicure or even what to do with my hair (most of which had fallen out because of the toxins)! Wow, it was a revalation I can tell you!
Once I had woken up, the doctors were surprised at my rapid recovery, and I was even more surprised by how quickly my hair grew back! I had to have the hairdresser come to the hospital, and there was such a fuss when the staff nurse saw all the split ends cut off on the bed!
So 3 weeks ago, I was able to discharge myself from the hospital and boy was it good to be out in the sunshine again! But I had this strange feeling, a sort of pressure building up inside of me like I was about to burst - it was very peculiar, almost like an orgasm! There I was walking along the street - I had all my possessions in a small suitcase - even the swimsuit I'd worn in the gold paint! Then one of those Hellion gang members and his pal ran up and tried to grab the case.
Well normally I would have just screamed for help form one of those heroes and hope some muscular hunk would come and save me... but this time all I felt was a rightous anger that they could NOT be allowed to get away with it and before I knew what was happening one of them was flying through the air backwards with a solid bolt of energy connecting him to my fist!
The second Hellion just looked at me and started running, but I wasn't having that - even in my high heels I found I could run after him and WHAM he was kocked down as well and blown to kngdom come!
I was changed! No longer the brainless bimbo who thought only of her nails and what to wear! Now I was a SuperHero Energy Blaster!!! Of course my nails and appearance are still important - I mean we have an image to project to the public, and presentation is always important! I even found a use for the swimsuit - it became my first Superhero costume! Funilly enough it seems the "unique" design the boutique raved about when we first bought it, isn't quite so unique - I've seen dozens of other heroes wearing similar, but of course none of them fill it properly
Kallisti Gold is on the loose, so poisoners and polluters beware! I will be on your tail and to the people who made that paint.... I have a Power Blast with YOUR name on it!
Wow, what a turn up for the books! I've now met... well I'm not sure what to call them, since they are... hang on I'm getting ahead of myself...
So I got sent to talk to this chap in Brickstown - you know that awful place with all the prisoners running loose? I mean Orange jumpsuits... so 70s darling! Anyway this lovely chap told me about some Crey techs plotting with Rikiti to open a portal thingywhatsit to another dimension and it would be THE END OF REALITY AS WE KNOW IT!!! Not again... I mean surely this happens every other day, its amazing we are all still living and breathing!
ANYWAY, so I traipsed off to this secret Crey Laboratory hidden under some rocks in Talos Island... hmm that reminds me I saw some awesome Jimmy Choos in the shop there... what? Oh yes the story, right...
So Crey Lab, reality destroying protal... yadda yadda yadda...
Anywya for the past week or so I've had this terrible tickle in my nose and halfway through one fight... by the way have I ever told you how ANNOYING those bloody Paragon Protector pillocks are? No well let me tell you, bloody annoying - especailly when they do their "I'm an Invulnerable Dickhead" trick and NOTHING you do can hit the buggers! so... yes... anyway, tickle in nose... suddenly halfway through the battle aaahhh ahhhhh aahhhh CHOOO BOOOM!!! What the hell? Big flash bang wallop and the bunch of Crey loosers I was was fighting are flying arse over tit, slamming into walls and through windows and whatnot.
Wow but boy was that draining... going to have to be careful with that sneeze coz I was knackered afterwards - can't be having that going off in the middle of tight battle!
Then I noticed something odd - there was this large hoop-shaped machine standing in the middle of the room with one of the battered Crey techs sprawled across the control panel and there were a bunch of blinking red lights that looked DECIDEDLY unhealthy and this sort of rumbling, humming, whining sound that just set my teeth on edge... oops something other than the Crey techs got broken by my sneeze!
I looked up at the hoop and there was a shimmering sort of glassy look and I'm thinking.. .Oh crap looks like this might be the reality destorying portal that I've sort of sent into overdrive... oops! So I'm turning tail and about to flit out of there when there is this sort of silent explosion... hmm well it sort of was a soundless BOOM if you get my drift... yes I know that doesn't makes sense but NONE of it made sense!!!
Next thing I know I'm lying against the wall, hair all OVER the place and then the portal thing goes black and this woman steps out, dressed in a sort of red/yellow outfit with a quite passe flame motif and get this... HORNS sticking out of either side of her head. She had also rather overdone the suntan as well, I mean bronze is a nice tan but this was like REAL bronze! She looked at me and started waving her hands and wham, I'm surrounded by a flaming ring.
"Hey cut it out, you'll singe the hair!" I said. She sort of did a double take.
"Say that again?" she said... her voice seemed oddly familiar but she did have a proper English accent and there are damn few of us here in Paragon City!
"I said lay off the barbeque effect please..."
"What is your name?" she switched the flames off and walked over too me - hmm about my height but the wild red/orange hairstyle made her a bit taller.
"Kallisti Gold - what is yours? Hey whats wrong?" She seemed to pale at that, well as pale as someone with bronze coloured skin could.
"My name is... Kallisti Bronze!"
"What? You bloody copy cat! I've got that name registered as a trademark." I stormed. "You'll be hearing from my lawy... omg you are me!" I suddenly realised why her voice was familiar - it was MINE!
"Oh crap, were you trying to shut down a Crey interdimensional portal?" When I nodded she slapped her forehead. "I think we've somehow opened a rift between time lines!"
Okay she might be me, but I'm not that clever... looks like things might have gone a bit different in her timeline. "So did you get your powers from an accident with a bath of bronze paint which affected your DNA while modelling for an advert?"
"No it was gold paint... omg who is that?" Stepping through the portal was another woman, taller than both of us and with powerful muscles, she wore a skin-hugging suit of armour plates that were red and silver. Her fists glowed with energy I recognised...
"What the hell..." she said in a very familar voice.
"And your name is..." said the horned one.
"Kallisti Red - who the hell are you two and what just happened?"
Oh dear, I wonder how many of me... er us... there are out there!
(A grubby back alley in Mercy Island)
The air shimmers for a second then a rip appears in the fabric of reality. A woman with purple hair, wearing black leathers and with prosthetic robot arms steps through and looks around, puzzled.
"What the f...." she mutters and reaches for her control panel. On cue, a drop-pod lands beside her and a small armoured robot steps out. A tinny voice comes from the back of its head:
"Battle Drone X9X3787 reporting to Kallisti Robotronic for deployment."