A Hive of Souls
Award Hero Points: 85
Level of Opposition: Superior
Area of Consequence: Up to Worldwide
Adventure Date & Duration: 2 hours, 16 of June of 2010
Standard Awards Categories:
A. Participation: 100%
B. Role-Playing: 100%
C. Saving Innocent Bystanders: N/A
D. Thwarting the Villain: 100%
E. Subplots: 100%
F. Miscelaneus: 100%
Two teams are still on their missions outside of the radar of the Justice Watchtower, Lady Wonder Woman continues the quest for the Ultimate Weapon of the Olympians and Lord Batman continues to find the missing Apokolips’ equipment and to destroy Undergang.
1. (Long Shot) – The Quest for the Ultimate Weapon of the Gods Part III: The Battlefield
Jason Blood uses his powers of Awareness and Precognition who are enhanced for the mana factor of Azarath. He tells Zathana to stop protecting the Great Door and teleport both to the top of the Temple of Azarath. From there they see the battle of Lady Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and Black Adam against an horde of demons. They see the place were Raven teleported Olympian and Jerico outside of the Tower of Peace and he points to another farther away battle were a shadow has entered the realm of Azarath like a wall of black rain and the armies of Trigon and the Nightshadows are engange in combat. His powers of prophecy are tied to the demonic nature of Etrigan and he tells Zathana: " Trigon is the real protaginst of today’s story. He stands to loss three things he desires: His Best General (Raven), The Ultimate Weapon of the Olympians (only Olympian knows were it is) and his Conquered Realm (Azarath). He knows he cannot save all of them, but he can take decisions who will allow him to save two of the three. We are witness of these decisions, and we will suffer an horrible dead if we stay here more than an hour. Anyway, our moves will be the ones who will make him take his decisions so we are not spare of a part on his story. "
They teleport again, this time to the location of Jericho, Olympian and Raven. The Olympian is telling Jericho how Raven tortured him and how evil she has become under the influence of her father.
Wonder Woman captures the Offspring of Trigun with her magic lasso and the three heroes fly to join the rest. They are fighting Demons all the way in with hordes of them following and attacking with claws and firey breaths. Raven turns into her Phobia self form and makes the army go. They are deciding to move back to the Great Door, fight the demons there and open the seals to escape when Wonder Woman notices Jason Blood is hidding something, he is hidding information. " Speak what you know! "
Jason Blood tells the others that Trigon had another way of convincing Raven to stay in Azarath for fight for him. He didn’t kill and kept prisoner and alive her mother. Wonder Woman uses the lasso of truth to make Raven’s half-brother thell them the location. Is in the Tomb of Azar near the Temple. She decide to rescue the prisoner before leaving. " No one is left behind. " -adds Lady Wonder Woman at the same time that she orders Raven to teleport them there.
The three Chapels of the Three woman who were named Azar are still there. Raven knows the place well. Her mother should be inside one of this chapels. There Enhanced Demons raise from their stone form and attack the group wounding with poison claws Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and Black Adam. " I told you the human was not worth the risk ". They attacked back while Zatanna used a detect life spell to locate Raven’s mother and Raven and Jerricho saved her. " It is a trap! " The complete area of the three chapels is then teleported to the middle of the battlefield.
" Trigon wants you to change the tide of war to his favor. Because he knows that you will not choose to destroy Azarath he is counting on that. " Jason Blood turns into Etrigan
Raven tries to teleport the group away and they are bloked by Trigon’s sorcery. " We will have to do this the hard way. " Wonder Woman uses the Invisible Plane once again to create a sphere to transport Zatanna, Raven, Jericho and a reluctant Olympian who she has to persuade to enter. the rest fight and fly to the Temple of Azarath trying to reach the Great Door fighting both Demons and Nightshadows in their way.
Zatanna and Etrigan open the last two seals and Raven transports everyone out of Azarath and into Limbo. They return to the Earth Plane. Olympian, Raven and her mother Arella are rescued by the Justice Lords.
Before been forced by Zatanna’s spell to return to human form, Etrigan spells his last message:
_You will want to find the truth
But the truth will never quiet
They will wander without hope
And burn in hells’ fire.
The locks are there not to enter
But to avoid those who escape
The names of all the souls
Will change to my surname._
Jericho understands Etrigan’s puzzle, and discovers the fate of Azarath people’s souls is Souls of Azarath.
3. (Long Shot) – The Secret Base on Himalayas.
Batman with Huntress and Catwoman with infiltrates the secret base in two teams. They bypass security, includying alarms, cameras and guards. The base loooks outdated (it is at least 15 years old). Catwoman’s team discover the cargo bay in the lower levels of the main dome in the far right. The trucks with the cargo are there and there are enough boxes to contain 1/3 of the missing Apokolips weapons and equipment. Vehicles are been upgrade and operatives are been armed and trained in how to use the weapons. The people from Undergang are the ones with the trucks and have no uniforms. The uniformed ones are the owners of the base and they are HIVE. Catwoman captures one of two twins that look like they are in charge and confirm with the pad that the cargo is the one they are following.
Batman and Huntress find the command center in another dome. The leaders are there speaking. Dr. Tzin-Tzin and his bodyguard Mindboogler are speaking to a pair of twins and a woman. Huntress recognize them as Multiplex and Lira and alerts Catwoman a little late. The “twins” around the base are copies of Multiplex and now he knows the base has been compromised. The leader of the HIVE Ice Base, Deadline, orders to save the cargo and kill the intruders. He them leaves the room. Batman gives a small EMP emitter to Huntress and tells her were to find the control of the antenna that is camouflaging the base. He then jumps from the environment duct throwing smoke pellets to the room and fighting the villains.
Huntress runs around the base avoiding soldiers and activates the EMP emitter in the right place causing a glitch in the camouflage of the base the helps Oracle finishig bypassing it with her sensor sattellites. Back in communications with Batman, he orders a full attack in the base to avoid them to escape. Oracle, calls Secretary Steve Trevor, informs the Justice Watchtower of the position of the secret base and updates the data in all the surveillance feeds of the Justice Police " Where did that come from? "
Meanwhile Catwoman and Nightwing are fighting almost 100 HIVE operatives and Undergang henchmen trying to stop them to open the doors and escape the base with the cargo. Multiplex has the people organize and using Apokolips weapons they are going to try to escape.
As Batman enters the room Lira uses her Ultra Vision Eyes to detect him inside the fog and tackles him with a charga attack throwing him against a wall and hurting him.
Will the troops arrive in time to avoid the criminals to escape? Will the team survive the battle against the group of villains and their armies?
Team of Heroes:
(Heroes who gained additional HP are marked here)
Lady Wonder Woman
Captain Marvel (wins extra 20HP for using combat maneuvers effectivelly on the adventure)
Jericho (wins 10HP for playing a character that was really over his league and been able to reach his objectives and rescue Raven)
Offsprings of Trigun
Shade (leader of the Nightshadows
Jason Blood & Etrigan
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