Heroes of Redcoast City
A superhero’s auctoritas generally determines his influence and his access to resources. It is generally both an indication of power and popularity. SOHMA can promote any hero to their next level of auctoritas after their weekly report.
- Provisional Auctoritas: This is a provisional level of auctoritas granted to superheroes in-training. It generally involves no access to information or to police resources, but allows them to pursue crime without repercussion, like any other normal auctoritas. Unlike other auctoritas, this can be suspended or removed by the Hero Academy they are attending, as they may see fit.
- Street Auctoritas: This is generally the starting auctoritas granted to new heroes. It grants a very limited access to databases and any collateral damage clean-up that’s too big will have to be partially paid by the hero or its agency.
- Local Auctoritas: This auctoritas grants a limited access to databases, but allows to file requests to gain additional access to specific informations, if it’s relevant to a case. The support from local police is also increased from the Street Auctoritas.
- Urban Auctoritas: In addition to the perks of the Local Auctoritas, this grants extensive access on databases regarding the superhero’s home city. It also grants citywide support by the police, as he can now file requests for mobilitization (blocking roads for example).
- State Auctoritas: Just like the Urban Auctoritas but extending to a whole Metropolitan Area.
- National Auctoritas: Heroes with this Auctoritas are considered amongst the best and are usually consulted by government and corporation for matters of high importance. They have State-Auctoritas-Like access, but applying to the whole of FUSA.
- Elite Auctoritas: Distinguished heroes with National Auctoritas can be upgraded to Elite Auctoritas, which gives them a more direct control over the police.
- Star Auctoritas: These superheroes have a direct ongoing relationship with the government. Very few heroes have this level of Auctoritas.
In addition to this scale, heroes excelling in specific tasks, or specifically recruited, can gain specific expansions to their auctoritas.
- ExtraPlanar Auctoritas: Increases the access to information regarding matters about other planes.
- Arcane Auctoritas: Increases the access to information regarding matters about arcane organizations.
- Alien Auctoritas: Increases the access to information regarding matters about space. Also gives access, depending on one’s basic auctoritas, to space stuff (like shuttles and stuff).
- Grand Scientist: Increases the access to scientific information. Grand Scientists usually work directly with Tech corporations.
- Freedom Shield: Gives Auctoritas over international matters. Freedom Shields usually work directly with the government’s military contractors.