I only operated for a few months as the only superhero in the greater Seattle area in the Spring of 2010. After months of research; reading and communicating with other active RLSH'ers I decided to make a strict rule for myself... 'Never patrol alone' I still follow this rule to this day... atleast when wearing the super-suit.
Through the social networking of Myspace I was able to find and connect with an old-school Seattle Superhero... the White Baron. He became my mentor and he showed me the ropes of what it meant to be a Real-life Superhero. His supersuit was impressive and always evolving. For you see... Baron is, what we classify in the community, a gadgeteer. That's also how this man's brain works. Always disassembling, disseminating everyday objects to become some new superhero creation. At one point, he even used aluminum salad bowls for shoulder pads... thats how creative he is! His history as a superhero is also very fascinating. He predates most modern supers by quite a few years... there was an organization assembled after the infamous WTO riots of 1999. C.A.P.E. Citizens Against Powerful Entities... look up The Purple Lotus... he operated as the Upright-Mobile Man and lived in Seattle during those days.
For about 6 months White Baron and I were the only public superheroes at this time... names like Black Knight, Dreamer,
Mr Ravenblade, Neurocyb'x... were only that to me... White Baron was the real deal for me.
We did patrol work... but nothing in the style of Phoenix Jones. Our favorite destination was Cal Anderson Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Sometimes we would venture down to the waterfront or even parts around the Space Needle. I was still very new to RLSH and didnt want to dive-in head first so I took it slow... we did start doing homeless outreach in October.
There are several activities worth noting that both myself and Baron participated in; An August meeting and water handout with Mr. Jack, The 4th Annual Superheroes Anonymous Conference in Portland, Oregon in September, and a 5k walk benefiting Cancer research the following month.
As the World knows Phoenix Jones rose to international stardom in November of 2010, forever changing the local superhero scene and reinventing what it meant to be a Real-life Superhero.