Alex Harris fretted and fussed with the apparatus. There were too many people hanging around and the equipment; Although several metres high and made of copper and iron, it was extremely sensitive. It looked very much like a giant eggbeater, with its moving parts pointed toward the sky.
Kinetoman, one of the metahumans sent by the government to provide security, hovered patiently above Alex, ever watchful. Metahumans had become more and more common nowadays. Since Prime Minister Marion McCloud had opened Canada's immigrational doors to metahumans from around the world, the sight of a costumed "superhero" - or "supervillain" - had become a common occurance. The other non-flying members of Kinetoman's team, Vanguard, stood beside the RCMP contingent at the edge of the proving grounds on alert.
Canada had become a new playground for terrorism after taking a giant leap forward in the high-tech industry and becoming energy self-sufficient nearly overnight, largely due to Alex's inventions. His CANFU fusion reactor had earned him a Nobel prize, as did the Digital Algorithm Virtual Entity or D.A.V.E., the world's first thinking computer. These accomplishments had also earned him the dubious distinction of being in the same year, Time Magazine's Person of the Year, and Number One Terrorist Target. He was currently leading the Prime Minister herself in the number of attempts on his life. It was not a race he cared to win... the saga continues>>>
Je Me Souviens (I Will Remember) - pilot episode
Canadian Shield manages to defeat the opposition (and one of the NFLQ changes sides thanks to Siren) and remove the bomb from populated areas, only to discover it's a dud. The team figures out their real plot and saves the PM and 40,000 bystanders just in time.
The Unfriendly Skies
Muties N' The 'Hood
The Night of Fire
The head of the cult/drug gang is Jesus Manson, a powerful telepath who can control crowds of people at once. His cult has many formerly prominent superheroes in its midst, now hopelessly addicted to Mega, with Manson in control of the only supply.
Canadian Shield's leader is killed on live television while being interviewed on CTV News. He is killed by a mutant called Nuke, who can teleport, but whose teleportation creates a powerful explosion in his wake. Canadian Shield pieces together what clues they have and finds Manson's headquarters, defeating his army by bringing the whole building crashing down on them in the middle of the fight. Although the cult members are arrested, Manson himself was never found.
Margin of Error
Ghost In The Machine (Margin of Error Part II)
Escape From Montreal (4 part series)
The team encounter alternate histories and alternate versions of themselves in this harsh world, including Arrow, who is the chief enforcer here. The mutants and altered humans within the prison have formed rival gangs, constantly at war with one another. (As Siren quips "It's not good guys and bad guys, it's bad guys and worse guys!" Alex Harris, who in this world designed the prison (and who was later incarcerated in it) as an alternative to the death penalty that was becoming more popular with the public, has a plan for escape, using the emergency pod the PM arrived in.
All the energy projectors will mount a concentrated assault on the force field at one end of the island, while he gets flung by a strongman inside the pod through the other side, where the force field will be weakend. The strength of the pod should be sufficient to protect him from the disintigration of the damage shield as he passes. Once outside he will transmit a special advanced computer virus (called "Scorched Earth"), infecting the network, shutting down the shield generators, the power grid and eventually every computer in the world that can be reached by telephone, wire, radio or any other form of communication. Then, the angry mob inside the prison will take their revenge upon the people who have wronged them and take over the world.
During the prison break, the Canadian Shield Team manages to escape with the PM, with the alternate Siren and Soleil in pursuit. They manage to prevent the other Siren from taking over or escaping into their world, but must leave the Arrow suit behind, since it could contaminate the world they were returing to. The PM returns to our world and makes an impassioned speech at the UN for metahuman rights.
At Times Like These (novel)
And then things get worse.
Only The Strong Survive
By Any Means (6 part series)
A conference is to be held with 20 of the world's most powerful countries attending, to discuss the mutant issue, economics and the environment. The conference is to be held in the New City Hall in Toronto, and Canadian Shield is to provide security. Just before the conference is about to begin, all hell breaks loose. Four elemental behemoths attach the city, approaching the conference from separate directions. Canadian Shield fights these monsters, which dissolve when defeated into small capsules containing a comatose human being - apparently the control mechanism. The volunteers have no memory of the events, but are fanatical followers of someone called Gaia. Meanwhile, some of the delegates have gone missing. An invisible teleporter called Ether has snatched them away to a predetermined location - a ship off the Grand Banks - and had kidnapped 9 of them by the time Canadian Shield caught on. Echo followed Ether to that location, brought the delegates back and alerted the authorities.
Part II: Electric Eye
The 9 world leaders returned to the conference by Echo were fakes. Sadly, the sweeping positive environmental reforms voted on by the committee have been rendered null and void by the nations affected. The nine leaders (of The United States, The People's Republic of China, The Russian Federation, The United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, France, Japan, India) were apparently clones of some sort, which dissolved when injured. The majority of the rest of the world is now upset at Canada, the US being the most vocal about it.
Part III: Immortal Kombat
Something kept the team alive and allowed them to heal, but for what purpose?
Part IV: Open Season
The team has managed to escape to the surface and finds themselves on one of the islands in Bikini Atoll. In hot pursuit are the Coup Twins and a Mahandos'hat. With some teamwork and coordination - which they're getting better at - they manage to KO all three, and even prevent the Mahandos'hat from activating its self-destruct device. Now what?
Part V: The Long Night
By interrogating the Coup Twins, (using Wild Card's new wind powers to keep their pheremone-based mental powers at bay) Canadian Shield manages to find out the Big Plan of the forces of GAIA. A backdoor has been hacked into the defense computer network of NORAD. When the DEFCON reads 2 or less, it will allow the hackers under control of GAIA to launch missiles into orbit. The warheads will then be detonated, creating a massive NEMP, shorting out all electronics. Then, the metahumans on the GAIA team will seize power in the ensuing chaos. Siren manages to convince Coup D'evil to be a go-between to contact Gaia herself. A meeting is arranged. Gaia, it seems had started off with peaceful intentions, but the associates she required for her plans had greater ambitions. So, when the replacements of the world leaders failed to get the environmental reforms signed, on to plan B, and then C and so on. Gaia, it seems has a code against killing and doesn't want to hurt anyone; she simply wants to save the world and the world being in the shape it's in, time is short indeed. Siren and Gaia, with the help of Coup D'evil, try to work out an alternative.
Part VI: Deep Blue Seige
With the Royal Marines preparing to storm the island (Arrow flying point to protect the ships and draw fire away), the Simon's created a distraction, making it appear as if the marines had already arrived and were bombing the island. Meanwhile, the team sneaks in through an access tunnel and manages to make it into the control room. Gaia is there, along with Tron, a Mahandos'hat, Jesus Manson and others - and the five missing hackers. All is underway. Using the stolen stealth suit, Siren sneaks up behind Manson and zaps him with her TASER, knocking him unconscious. Martin, using his wind powers, sends the hackers flying on their chairs towards the other end of the room, away from the consoles, while Bluefire temporarily shorts out the lights and the computers, just in time before the go-signal can be sent to the missiles. Mahem ensues. Gaia tries to help Canadian Shield while still pretending to be on the side of her allies. A reactor accident is faked and the base is evacuated. Gaia leaves with her most trusted personnel aboard her stealth submarine. Gaia's remaining forces surrender to the Canadians first, since the other countries enroute to the island all have death penalties for these kinds of acts. A special hatch is released which floods the base beneath the Atol, closing it for good.
Things That Go Bump
Exhausted from saving the world, the team hitch a ride home on a Canadian Destroyer, and take a much needed rest - far too short a rest. Without warning, the team finds itself under attack. They are spirited helplessly away and deposited on an alien world where a mysterious power is sucking the life out of all living things. They must descend into the depths of the planet itself to uncover the mystery in a race against time - not just for a way home, but to save their very lives.
Home is Where You Hang Your Cape
The team returns home, only to find home isn't going to be around for much longer. The CSF is being shut down by the newly elected government and the team is out of a job. It also seems that life has gone on for their friends and families. Meanwhile, there are events unfolding behind the scenes that may tear the team and their world apart.
A devestating train crash is predicted by Martin's long lost brother Keith, who, it seems, is a seer. Martin discovers his siblings and nephew are alive and well and living in this dimension.
Blue Fire has troubles at home with his sister, her drug problem and her louse of a boyfriend, but to make matters worse, it seems his cover has been blown.
There is, apparently, a better hacker out there than CSF's own Jeffrey Todd. He is excited by the prospect of a worthy foe, but the Canadian Shield files may have been hacked.
John Phoenix hires a private investigator to find the killer of Jim Storm and has family troubles of his own, taking care of his cousin Jake.
Corporal Simon is shipped off to the Taiwan Strait, where things are heating up between the Chinese Navy and the American, British and Canadian forces stationed there.
Summer Simon is apparently addicted to copying powers, particularly Blue Fire's electrics. She's hooked on the rush.
Celebrity Snoop Magazine has been sending reporters to Siren's home town of Corfu to dig up some dirt on her past.
There has been an ever-increasing amount of Null Pocket activity lately. D.A.V.E. has determined that it will reach some critical point soon. This could coincide with the biblical prophesy in revelations, connected with the train disaster, predicted by Keith.
The entire Mega Cult has surrendered themselves to the authorities at the urging of their leader. Stronghold superhuman prison is reaching capacity.
Witch Wolf is back in Toronto, is apparently creating new werewolves to form a pack of her own, and is sending threats to Jean. He seems determined to handle the situation on his own, which may be his doom.
The fate of Canadian Shield and the CSF is still uncertain.
A Lighter Shade of Gray (PBEM)
Our heroes continue to put fires out in their daily lives.
Cpl. Simon is transferred to the UN Peacekeeping force in the Taiwan Strait, Summer Simon is offered a scholarship at an exclusive school for gifted youngsters in Upstate New York. She accepts and is off without a word. Bucky heads back to Chicago to train the new Night Watchman.
The remaining five members of Canadian Shield (Red Arrow, Siren, Wild Card, Blue Fire and Loup Garou, fly out to Ottawa to plead their case with the PM. They seem successful in convincing him to continue funding the CSF, albeit in a modified form. He is now considering their proposal and they are considering how odd he was.
Immediately after returning to base, John Phoenix takes off in a helicopter to try and manage his busy company and life. Steven Wright finds his sister has left the base for parts unknown. Jean Codere examines some strange carvings on a tree bark which alarms him greatly and he takes off to Toronto immediately. Keith Gideon has shown up and has a frightening vision of an apocalyptic future to share with Siren and Martin.
D.A.V.E. is still non-functional, but Alex Harris is on his way back from Taipei and won't arrive for several hours and Jeffrey Todd has the mother of all migraines. There is another hacker with Jeffrey's talent out there and it looks like s/he is bent on sabotage.