As the heroes gather to help The Arc-Angel clean up his destroyed secret base, a local police officer, Sergeant Dennis approaches them to break the bad news that two of the villains (Wrackit and Hound) had to be released as they didn’t have anything to charge them with. He commends the heroes for their good work and thanks them for helping to try and make the streets safer.
As the sergeant leaves, Scarlet Streak speeds up and tells the heroes that they are invited to a “special hero event”, hosted by The Heroes’ League. Although Shadow Stalker decides he has better things to be doing the others agree to go along and are immediately teleported (by the master elemental sorcerer, The Eagle) to the steps of the House of Mists in Boston, where they are met by Water Sprite and Blur. Within the mysterious House of Mists the heroes are greeted formally by Darkblade, who prefers to be called Sir Darkblade, who offers them the hospitality of his house and reassures them that no matter how long they seem to be within the House of Mists only a matter of moments will pass in the outside world.
The heroes settle into the master ballroom of the House of Mists where they find themselves amongst a large gathering of costumed adventurers. Having received refreshments from one of the house wraiths, Thorn makes her way over to the Silver Samurai, who she has long admired, to introduce herself and to speak to the famed warrior. Meanwhile, The Arc-Angel is approached by Professor Atom who has heard about the destruction of the former’s base and offers the use of his specially made Constructobots. As this would speed up reconstruction of his hideout immensely, The Arc-Angel accepts this aid gladly. While observing the party from a reserved distance, Captain Awesome is approached by a figure who introduces himself as Shiva’s Son, a fellow Demi-god who can identify divinity by smell alone (apparently). Finally, after finishing her talk with the Silver Samurai, Thorn finds herself confronted with the impressive cybernetic figure of Freedom Fighter, who has heard that she is in the armed forces. They end up spending quite some time talking about shared experiences and mutual acquaintances. Then Claw stands on a raised dais at one end of the ballroom and thanks everyone for coming before announcing his retirement from the hero business. Strong-Man then stands on the dais to ask everyone to help him welcome Scarlet Streak into The Heroes’ League. Scarlet Streak looks a little embarrassed to be standing up in front of everyone, but he accepts everyone’s congratulations (Claw is one of the first to shake his hand). Eventually The Eagle begins taking people outside to teleport them to their respective home cities and the Stirling City contingent is joined by Hawthorne, a respected member of the Meta-Human Response Corps. He mentions to the heroes how he has recently been posted to the MRCs new Stirling City office and how he is particularly interested in anything they hear about Roboteka. He also invites both The Arc-Angel and Captain Awesome to join the MRC, but they both politely decline.
Days later, The Arc-Angel is on his way to meet with Professor Atom when he has to pause to prevent a vicious mugging. Arriving a few minutes late to his appointed meeting, he then learns how to operate the Constructobots that Professor Atom is loaning him. While the two scientists see to making sure the industrious robots are properly installed in their new temporary home, Professor Atom enquires as to whether The Arc-Angel knows where the C-Dogs might have gotten their advanced cybernetics from. To this, The Arc-Angel can only say that Thorn was following this up with her military contacts.