Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Episode 19 - Back for the Future

Marduk returns from filming in Alaska and views several sleek jets descend from the sky and pace his plane before blasting off and disappearing in a clap of red lightning. The jets sported red swastikas on their wings.
The team assembles to deal with the current crisis.
They contact the DHS to check on the unusual phenomena only to find out that something is happening right now. Jack Flash rushes to the scene, the TRW HQ in Franklin, to check it out. He encounters two security guards KO'd by what they describe as half man half robot. They also describe a strange light down in the parking garage. Jack Flash explores and finds the strange light. He summons the team to join him.
When they arrive, they find a figure coming down the elevator and confront him with immediate action. C4 confuses him by covering the elevator doors with his body. He discovers the cyborg has the twin lightning bolt S-marks used by the NAZIs. Marduk wasting no words launches a stunning punch as soon as he can. C4 follows suit with an explosive strike of his own. They manage to KO the cyborg and send C4 and Hephaestus to take him to Blackstone Isle.
Marduk and Jack Flash work to understand the light rift.Marduk travels through the rift and appears in an identical garage with no Jack Flash. He returns immediately unsure what to make of the transfer.
Meanwhile en route to Blackstone, the cyborg wakes up, and initiates a small EMP which temporarily shuts down the Hephaestus armor. They all plummet to the river below. Hephaestus manages to restart the suit and avoid smashing into the river. C4 and the cyborg hit. C4 is staggered and stunned and Hephaestus collects his flattened soaked body from the river. As he does so, the cyborg, become visible and launches a series of attack on him. The rest of the team shows up, and sensing that he was out numbered the cyborg launched a missile at random towards the city before becoming invisible again. The teams races to intercept the missile or help the survivors.
Jack Flash gets there before the rocket and begins to clear the likely target building of people.
Hephaestus gets to the missile surges and intercepts it, taking the main part of the blast on himself.
Still the building is bathed in fire, and the team spends the next half hour or so rescuing people and helping to fight the blaze. By the time they return to the TRW building they discover the rift is gone.

Back at the Academy they encounter Tiamat who shows them the wreckage of a Nazi submarine that she destroyed near Site 2. There is some banter and she bades the Immortals 'deal with it.' And if they can't they might be welcomed in the sanctuary under the sea.

They also discover that the cyborg apparently focused his research at TRW on learning the locations of the primary data sites (holding the credit and banking information for most Americans and the world) and nothing but. They confirmed with Chronon that this tactic was similar to his historical account of how the Nazis on his world turned on the Japanese, by first destroying their currency and economy then physically taking over.

The urgency increased. The team concluded that the Nazis of Axis-Earth were scouting out the Earth for possible conquest. They redoubled their efforts and scavenging parts from Chronon, Hephaestus cobbled together a time travel device (feel free to name it yourself). The team moved to the last known location of Super Mandrill, and activated the device. They found themselves in a Sand Storm in some desert. The soon encountered a tank and hundreds of British soldiers who shared their tents and dinner. The team discovered a number of differences from the WWII from history, and what was happening here (presumably on Axis Earth).
1. The Japanese did not attack Pearl Harbor
2. The USA was only slowing entering the fighting, focusing on defense instead.
3. Germany had focused considerably more attention on the Middle East and Africa.
4. The French and Belgian territories in Africa were more important.
5. The governor of Vichy-French Africa is a guy name La Flec
6. The Nazis dominate the Air with jet planes and dirigibles.

The immortals learn that the British force is using geiger-counters to check for radiation coming from German caravans traversing the Sahara from central Africa. They know that the Congo region of our Africa is rich in Uranium and Plutonium.
Before they can formulate much of a plan, they hear of a battalion of German armor moving in on the rag-tag British troops. They vow to help them fight!


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