Nani says to Lizbet, “Hey, watch this.” Then she runs down to the beach, gets Hang Ten’s attention and swims out to where she is.
Hang Ten: What’s up, little lady?
Nani: I know you weren’t actually up on the ship, so you probably wouldn’t have heard about her. But… I think they have my… my mom up there. Did you hear anyone say anything about a scientist named Myrna Jipson?
Hang Ten: Sorry, honey, no. I didn’t meet anyone by that name.
Nani: Yeah… They took us over two years ago, but I had to ask. Thanks for the swimming lesson. We’ll do it again sometime.
Hang Ten: You betcha.
Nani says, “See ya later!” and swims into shore.
Gord: Ready to go, kid?
Nani: Yeah, let’s go.
To the Gremobile! Dadadadadadadadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Grem drives Lizbet’s bus with Torturess and Nani aboard to the Cafe. They arrive at the scene, where Uriel is seated, drinking a shake. Gord parks, gets out, and approaches him
Gord: You must be Uriel.
Uriel: And you…hey, I remember you!
He points at Torturess.
Torturess: I do leave an impression.
Uriel: You’re the reason I’m in this mess. He took my friends when we failed the mission to plug the hole and recapture his experiment.
Gord: Let’s not play “Blame the kidnap victim.” Instead, let’s focus on getting all our friends back. And Sapphire Zephyr.
Uriel: Wait…you mean Taimi is Sapphire Zephyr?
Torturess makes a face.
Gord: Yeah. I probably shouldn’t be telling people that, though. I dunno.
Nani: Either way, we need to get her back. And your friends, Mr. Jerkface.
Uriel: Well, at least I know where you stand with Dr. What?…
He looks at Nani. “Shrimp.”
Nani: You mean your last name isn’t but… Everyone was… Oh, sorry.
Gord: Don’t make me replace all of you with goblins.
Uriel: Well, I’m going to get my car. Where are we meeting?
Gord: Also, did you say Dr. What??
Uriel: Yeah… he’s some kind of crazy super villain bent on taking over the world with super soldiers, genetic monsters, robots and anything else he can get his hands on, for all I know. I never met him personally, but I talked to a few of his agents. The villain community is giving him a free pass, especially after The Big B said he’s free to stay.
Gord: Seriously? He’s got a free pass from the big man? How’d he pull that off?
Uriel: The Big B seemed to know he was coming last year. The guy’s a freak like that. He seems to know when anyone is coming and going before they get there. We all think that’s his power, fortune telling. But anyway, he said don’t touch, stay out of his way.
Gord: And the fortress belongs to Dr. What?
Uriel: Unless some other mad genius also referred to as a prophet by his followers is running around with killbots and kidnapping supers.
Nani: That guy has followers?
Uriel: Tons. They’re crazy too. They’ll murder you for talking bad about him. No joke. I saw them stab some dude in the chest for laughing at Dr. What? before.
Gord: Great, just great. Oh well, not like it’s the first time we’ve had to sneak into one of this guy’s fortresses.
Uriel: Black robs or armor. They’re all supers, too. Most alien.
Uriel: Most are like me too. They have some kind of power… But we really need to break my friends out before he turns them or uses their genes to make some monsters.
Gord: Well, all we need is a way up to the fortress. The cannon might work, but I don’t relish shooting us at an invisible target.
Uriel: I can’t help you there. All I have is a code to a security hatch on the top of it.
Uriel: I could possibly open the main ramp, but that’s crawling with his minions. You have to walk through a dozen deathray traps to even say hi to the first one of them.
Gord: Sweetcheeks would be handy to have right now, whatever his name was.
Gord: You remember him. The guy you couldn’t torture?
Torturess: Oh, Dr. What?’s bitch?
Gord: Yeah, him.
Gord: We can’t fly except for Iron Maiden. We have no teleporters.
Gord: We need some way to either get our group up to the fortress or bring it down to us.
Nani: How do they get up to the fortress?
Uriel: It lands. That’s the only time the force field goes down, for a few seconds when new people are ushered in.
Gord: How closely do they look at the people coming in?
Uriel: Requires an agent to get in, like that silver guy, or one of their three elite agents that he has roaming around stealing technology.
Gord: Silver guy isn’t much of an option anymore.
Gord: Unless Diva can make him help us, I suppose.
Uriel: Diva? As in the singer?
Gord: Yeah, that’s the one.
Uriel: I think I missed a step. What about your cannon? The one you promised to use to fire me?
Gord: It’s a big six-shooter. We used it to get into the last of Dr. What?’s bases we infiltrated. We could see that one, though.
Uriel: Well, short of a big EMP blast, I don’t have a clue.
Gord asks T: Do we know anyone who does EMPs?
Nani: So why did it show up when we were at the motel? It didn’t land.
Torturess: No, just sonic booms, meteor storms, rains of cats and dogs, though that one is really messy. Oh shit, there was, I think. Last year, some girl destroyed a block of her neighborhood’s electronics. I remember, because I was robbing…er… at a friend’s house and her TV exploded.
Gord: Did that happen to be in same area as where Lizbet has her secret lab?
Torturess: No, don’t know what happened to the kid. A bunch of the villains we’re all running to get her, but she just vanished. We thought the heroes nabbed her for their programming centers where they make any gifted children into goody two shoe robots.
Gord: Pretty hard to borrow a kid from one of those without a hero license.
Nani: I hate to say it, but… I think he might drop his shields to get me back in. We’d have to have one really good plan to get out, though.
Uriel: Aside from fighting our way out, not going to be another.
Gord: A plan based on what, though? So EMPs or we offer up our child supersoldier.
Gord: Or we use water on it. Almost as good as an EMP.
Uriel: Will water do what missiles can’t?
Gord: Hard to know without trying it. If we just blast it with a tidal wave or something….
Nani: Can you get missiles, Mr. Uriel?
Uriel: No, but it’s been hit by missiles a few times. Doesn’t seem to do anything.
Gord: What if we got in a boat and hit it with water? Ride a tidal wave up to the top?
Uriel: Sounds nuts. I like it.
Uriel: Oh, I could probably freeze the tidal wave…not sure how well, but I could probably at least make the water chunky.
Gord: That can’t hurt
Gord: We should probably check with Hang Ten and see if she’d be willing to help us strike back at these guys.
Nani: Yeah, Lizbet’s still with her. We can call and ask.
Torturess: I’m pretty sure I heard her volunteer to help in repayment.
Gord: Alright, let’s give them a call. Let’s hope Lizbet can hear her phone wherever she is.
Gord: That was quick.
Gord: Are you still with Hang Ten? We’d like to ask her to drive a tidal wave into
Dr. What?’s flying fortress.
Lizbet: Hey, Tanya! You want to hit that flying fortress with a tidal wave? Yeah. She said yeah.
Gord: Could she carry us on top in a boat?
Lizbet: Hey Tanya! Can you get us on top of it in a boat or something?
Lizbet: She’s coming over.
Tanya: Hello? Gord?
Gord: Hey Tanya. We want to get into the flying fortress, but the easiest way is from the top. We’re exploring non-traditional ways of getting up there. Tidal wave is our current idea.
Tanya: You want to ride the tidal wave? I’ve ridden them before, but I’ve never brought guests.
Gord: I haven’t surfed for a while myself, but I figured if we could ride in a boat or something….
Gord: Or an iceberg, maybe?
Tanya: A boat I could see possibly working, but where would I find an iceberg during summer?
Gord: I’ve got a guy for that.
Meanwhile, Nani calls Don the Don.
Gord: You could do a decent iceberg, right, Uriel?
Tanya: Well, if you made an ice craft of some sort out of my wave, I could control it. Anything I conjure is under my complete control.
Uriel: Yeah, anything in like…thirty maybe fifty feet I could freeze solid.
Gord: That’s plenty.
Gord: Hey T, call the gobs and tell them we’ve got work to do.
Gord: Alright Tanya, I’ve got an ice machine and soldiers. Should we meet you at the beach?
Tanya: No, just pick up your friend. I’ll meet you at the site.
Gord: Got it. Meet you back at the motel then.
Dadadadadadadadadaaaaaa…. Gord followed by Uriel in his sports car arrive at the beach.
Lizbet looks a bit pinkish. “Hey Grem! Tanya took off in a big wave.” Lizbet hops in. The group begins driving to the Motel.
Lizbet: Who’s following us? Is that Jennifer’s creepy boyfriend?
Gord: Yes. He’s also the guy who tried to kidnap me a couple weeks ago.
Nani: He’s trying to help us. I think.
Gord: He could be vital to our efforts to save the kidnapped heroes, scientists, pretty girls, and Taimi.
Nani: OK. Just to make sure it’s still here.
She picks up a rock, tosses it into the air and waits for a “clang”. Clang. The sound of it is faint. It seems to be higher.
Gord’s cell rings: Unknown number.
Tanya: Hey, I’m going to need everyone who is planning to attack the base to go about a mile to the south of the ship.
Gord: Will do. By the way, the ship seems to be a little higher than before. Just FYI.
They all head a mile south and find a small lake that was previously a dried out hole.
Torturess: Maybe she wants us to…get wet?
Gord’s phone rings: Tanya.
Gord: My guess? Uriel is supposed to freeze this.
Gord: What’s up, Tanya?
Uriel: No problem.
Tanya: Be ready inside your ice craft in that water. I made the lake with a wave earlier.
Gord: I was just telling them that had to be it.
Gord: We’re already working on it.
Uriel places his hands inside the water and it immediately begins to freeze over. After a moment, the frozen water caves and it starts creating what looks like something they could ride.
Uriel: All onboard.
Gord steps in, then offers a hand to the ladies. Nani jumps in. Everyone is onboard when they suddenly notice an enormous wave in the distance. Uriel forms a roof over their heads. It’s really cold in here.
Kirsten: Brrrrr… don’t like this…
Uriel: Well, cross your fingers this place doesn’t shatter on impact.
Suddenly the roar of the tidal wave is unmistakable. The next thing everyone knows, they are all pulled to the frosty floor as the ‘boat’ is lifted up into the wave.
Gord holds on tight.
Gord: Maybe it’s better we didn’t bring the goblins for this.
Uriel: I think I might prefer the cannon…
From outside, Tanya: HOLD ON!
Nani: To what?
Before any response is played, they suddenly crash into what they can only assume is the deadly invisible flying fortress. The front of the ice ship caves in as they skid to a halt.
Nani: Let’s find the hatch before Dr. What? sends too many killbots to it.
Gord: Good plan.
They are currently standing in midair.
Uriel: Yeah… I dunno if I’m going to be able to open it without seeing the keypad.
Gord: Could you… I dunno, make some frost so we can at least see the outline of the ship?
Uriel: Consider it done.
He places his hands against the ship, causing it to freeze over.
It quickly melts as whatever force field is not penetrated.
Gord: Well, we know we’re not too close to the edge, at least.
Nani: I’m not wandering around until I have a better idea of where we are than “not close to the edge.”
Gord: Anyone have any powders or something?
Torturess: Left my blow in the other skintight suit, sorry boss.
Lizbet: What’s that?
Torturess: If you have to ask, you don’t need to know.
Kirsten makes blowing noises. “I have.”
Gord: Well, I do still have my alien extend-o-stick. I can always pop it out and use it like a cane.
Tanya: I’m going to go get another wave ready, in case we need it.
She walks to the edge and jumps off.
A small wave in the air catches her. She soars across the sky towards the ocean.
Gord: I didn’t even notice she was here until she started talking.
Gord: I’m trying to think of anything we could do that wouldn’t involve frying us where we stand or at least one of us being too tired to fight later.
Lizbet: I…am… IRON MAIDEN!
Transform sequence here.
Kirsten: Ooo shiny.
Gord: But with our luck we’ll find the hatch when killbots start pouring out of it while we stand here.
Uriel: You had to talk.
Nani: What, they’re here already?
Suddenly, a bunch of killbots start pouring out of a hatch that opens.
Killbots 1-30: HELLO INTRUDERS. HAVE A NICE DAY.
Gord: You saying that was as predictable as these killbots.
Nani: Hello, Killbots. Thanks for getting the door for us.
Suddenly, the field around the ship is gone… and it is visible, and all of the killbots go stiff and fall down.
Iron Maiden: Whoa! Super EMP blast detected. Without my shielding, I’d be joining them as bricks on the ground.
Nani runs to the door.
Gord: See? I said we’d find the hatch that way, not that we’d actually have to fight the killbots.
The hatch had previously closed behind them… But Nani runs to it. Uriel walks up to it. He places his hand against the it and twists it to the right. The hatch opens.
Uriel: Alright, let’s rock and roll.
Gord: After you.
Nani heads in.
They enter a corridor where all of the emergency lights are flashing.
Nani: Mr. Uriel, any idea where we should go?
Uriel: We’re in the upper decks, where they house most of their guns.
Uriel: There’s a good six floors to get through. The elevators are too dangerous.
Nani: Down, gotcha.
Gord: Did he at least have the decency to have multi-story stairwells?
Gord: I didn’t think so, but I had to ask.
“INTRUDERS HAVE BREACHED THE TOP DECKS. ALL PERSONNEL, MOVE TO DEFENSIVE POSITIONS.”
Gord: What about guns? When you said the guns were up here, are we talking cannons only, or something more man-portable?
Uriel: Cannons. The armory is nearer to the center of the ship.
Gord: I was afraid this guy might actually be competent.
Nani: We’ll find stairs if we go straight?
Uriel: Yep. We’re also going to find a dozen of his guards.
Speaking of his guards, two approach with spears.
Kirsten: Stay away!
She rushes forward startling the men in black armor with spears. Her arms stretch out, wrapping around their weapons. She then picks them up and bashes them against the ground.
Uriel: Well, that was interesting. Let’s go shall we?
Nani: Yeah. Just tell us where to go.
Uriel marches down the corridor passed the two minions who are trapped.
Lizbet walks up to them and punches them both in the face.
The crew makes it to the first set of stairs. They are now on the fifth level. Suddenly, a barrage of laser beams come flying in from the next room.
Uriel: Ooookay. They’re ready for us.
Everyone is around the corridor. They’re basically camping the door in case anyone shows their head.
Gord: Looks like a prime grenadin’ time. What should I go with, concussive or psychic?
We’re going to roll initiative as soon as anyone tries anything.
Uriel: They have concussion resistant armor.
Gord: Psychic it is.
Gord tosses a grenade in, followed by a dozen shouts.
Iron Maiden peeks her head around the corner.
Iron Maiden: Haha! Nice one, Grem!
Gord: And now we have laser guns.
The crew enters the “defensive” room.
Nani: Now where do we go, still down?
Gord takes a gun… or two. One plasma rifle, two plasma pistols and a dozen laser pistols are available for anyone who wants one temporarily.
Nani will grab a rifle like object. Nani upgrades to a plasma rifle! Gord takes a plasma and laser pistol. Uriel takes a plasma pistol. Kirsten takes one, but it’s floating inside of her now.
Torturess: I’m good.
The team approaches the staircase to the fourth deck.
Suddenly, a half dozen men in black armor approach from their rear. There are 6 black armored guards behind them, and a staircase ahead. There is little cover here. The heroes are in a long corridor just before the stairs.
Nani turns around, levels her plasma rifle and fires a blast of incandescent gas at the men in black armor. Nani’s shot goes high and hits the lights above them.
The men in black use the nearby side rooms as cover as Gord fires a barrage at them.
Iron Maiden: I’ll hold them off! Go save Taimi!
Iron Maiden’s arm turns into a cannon.
Iron Maiden: Go!
Gord: Alright alright, we’re going.
Gord goes down the stairs. Uriel, T and Kirsten follow down the stairs.
Nani: Thanks, Iron Maiden, we’ll save her.
Iron Maiden: I’m relying on you, Nami-chan!
She fires a rapid volley of bullets like a chaingun down the hallway at them.
The team -1 enter the fourth floor. One guard jumps out at Nani from behind. A man in black armor with a staff grazes Nani for 9 damage. Just as everyone turns around, two more come up from the front. Another one up front attacks the Gremliminator with nunchuku, but Uriel blocks the attack with his arm. His touch causes the weapon to freeze over.
Kirsten attacks the second one with her tentacles, slamming him back.
Gord: Nunchucks? Seriously? Do you say “Cowabunga” all the time too?
She slams the butt of the plasma rifle into her attacker’s guts. She slams him good, sending him stumbling back into the wall.
Grem fires his pistol at one of the guards. The shot hits him between the eyes. The dude goes down. Uriel smashes his fist another the enemy’s face. The enemy’s helmet breaks on impact. The enemy who jumped Nani swings his staff. He misses her widely as she easily dodges the attack. Kirsten slams into the one on the ground, previously decked by Uriel.
Nani smashes the rifle butt into her opponent again. He falls back again, clutching his stomach. Gord fires his laser pistol at the last standing guard. The laser cuts through his armor and he seems unconscious.
Uriel: Alright, we’re near the stairs to the third floor. We are near the research floor.
Nani: Sounds like we’re getting closer to someplace they’d have captured scientists. Let’s go!
Gord: What about the armory?
Uriel: It’s on this floor.
Uriel: But they have sentries guarding it with heavy guns.
Gord: I was thinking arming the scientists we rescue might be a good idea, but that does sound like work….
Nani: Remember what Miss Hang Ten was like when we found her? They might not be able to fight.
Uriel: Let’s just keep moving. I don’t want to let them know where we are long enough to seal one of these areas on us. Their defense grid seems on the fritz, so let’s take advantage of that.
Kirsten: OOooohhh shinies.
Gord: Depends on what they were doing to the scientists, but I guess you’re right.
Kirsten’s tentacle stretches out, catching something invisible.
Gord: Another one of those floating robots, Kirsten?
It starts to spark as she brings it in.
It appears to be a miniature floating speaker with a camera on it.
She quickly eats it.
Nani: Let’s be someplace we weren’t.
Gord: Good girl. Go ahead and do that with any other floating robots you see here.
Nani heads downstairs
Gord follows the little girl.
Uriel is right behind with Torturess guarding the rear.
Kirsten snatches another one as they go down the hall. By the time they reach the stairs, she has three dissolving inside of her.
Third floor… the floor here seems… already attacked.
The room they enter seems to be barracks… that has been ransacked. There are black marks all over the walls, unconscious and dying (fried) men and women in black all over.
The beds broken and smoking, but there are no signs of a fire.
Gord: Cripes. Whoever did this must be nasty.
Gord: I mean, like, a terrible person just in general.
Nani: Or just really pissed off at Dr. What?
T: Guess we’ll find out.
Uriel: Here are where the researchers are. Through this…oh boy.
Nani will head forward to where Uriel’s looking.
The doors have been ripped off their hinges and everything is smoking.
Suddenly, a man in all black and a cape with a vicious looking black rapier appears. “Aha! Prepare to face the wrath of justice, villains!”
Nani: Villains? Where?
Gord: Hey! At least three… no, two? well… at least one of us has never done anything villainous!
Taimi: Wait, I know that voice. Rapier, stop!
Suddenly a small girl, maybe 13 or so goes flying into Uriel’s arms.
Jennifer: Uriel! Mr. Gremliminator! Wow, you came to save us?
Gord: I’d gladly break into anyplace to rescue you.
Gord: The cafe just hasn’t been the same without you.
Nani: You find your dad, Taimi?
Taimi: He was here earlier, but when we started the mass breakout, we came here to find him.
Taimi: We just got here right before you showed up, though.
By the way, when they get closer, everyone notices that Taimi looks glowy. Even though she’s not wearing any flashlights. Or glowsticks. Or reflectors.
Nani: Wow! What happened to you?
Gord: Taimi, are you mentally controlling a bunch of technology right now?
Taimi: Man, that would be a good idea… but no.
Taimi: I just sort of, uh… well, it’s a long story. Maybe I can go into detail if we live through this.
Nani: Yeah, freeing the rest of the prisoners and getting away before Dr. What? decides to start pressing red buttons is our top priority.
Taimi: Actually, someone else is going to press red buttons… but yes, we still need to get everyone out of here.
Gord snaps his fingers: Man, it’s like the only thing I can be right about today is killbot ambushes.
Nani tries to call Lizbet on the zPhone. There’s too much interference.
Gord: Who else is there to rescue?
Jennifer: Well, hate to break up the reunion, but Taimi’s dad and a bunch of others are still unconscious in this room. We need to get them out pronto before Gwyn turns this place into a piece of molten metal.
Gord: Why’d they have to be unconscious….
Jennifer: Some were just moaning.
Nani: Let’s get ’em.
Gord: Alright, see if we can wake these guys up.
They all enter the room where there are two unconscious guards, 1 skewered guard, and at least 20 scientists scattered about. It looks as if something exploded in here.
Taimi just mentions to the others as they go about checking the scientists: "There were two groups of scientists in here. One my dad was on, he was working on something to do with time. The other group was working on gene manipulation. Or at least trying to.
Nani: They were all working in this lab?
Taimi: It was pretty crowded in here.
Nani: Gene manipulation is the kind of stuff Myrna worked on. So…
Gord: How do you know that, Taimi?
Nani starts examining the scientists looking for Myrna.
Nani looks at all of the researchers and does not find her.
Taimi: When they captured me, they had me help do some maintenance around the place. I mostly used it as an excuse to figure out what to do until I could organize this breakout.
Nani will start trying to wake the scientists that can be waken.
Gord: You organized a breakout?
Taimi: You always sound so surprised…
Taimi: What is it, Alia?
She points at Taimi and then touches one of the researchers.
Gord: No, I’m proud. I mean, just look at all these explosions!
Taimi reaches over and puts her glowy palm on the researcher’s forehead. He wakes up.
Researcher: Oh! What?
He stands up alarmed.
Taimi: Relax, it’s time for us to leave.
Jennifer: Wake them all up, then I’ll lead them to the escape pods.
Taimi goes around and wakes them all up with her new, magical, glowy-power.
Gord: That’s new.
After they all wake up, Jennifer, Alia and Uriel shepherd them out.
Uriel: I leave this to you to sort out, Gremliminator. Thank you for your help.
Nani: Thank you Mr. Uriel.
Uriel nods. “Next we meet, perhaps we shall be allies.”
Gord: No problem. Thanks for the iceberg. And the nunchucks thing.
Taimi: Be careful on your way back.
Jennifer: Oh can we be good now?
Uriel walks away with Alia dragging behind him, still clenched onto him, and Jennifer as they lead the researchers out.
Rapier: Let us go on and slay the villain!
Taimi: My father is probably still around too!
The darkness that his Rapier’s costume swirls around him as he speaks.
Gord: Are you all the supers who were captured?
Nani: OK. We’ll find Taimi’s father and Myrna. Then beat up the villain.
Taimi: They escaped earlier.
Rapier: No, most were too injured to fight back, and we shepherded out already.
Kirsten grabs hold of three bots at the same time, eating them.
Nani: Time to find a new place to talk.
Gord: Alright, so the other scientists are all we have to worry about. Let’s go.
Rapier: How about we speak after we introduce these villains to their spleens?
Nani: Down again?
Gord: I don’t know. Without Uriel here, Taimi and Rapier are the resident experts of our current residence.
Taimi: Well, we’ve already pretty much checked everywhere I know they’d be.
Nani: Do you know where their control center is?
Taimi: Well, I guess there is at least one place we could still check, but I don’t know where the control center is. I was never allowed to go there.
Gord: I can’t believe he didn’t allow a captured hero into the control center.
Taimi: Well, he, uh… doesn’t know I’m a hero.
Nani: It would be like him to try gloating her to death.
Taimi: He just knows me as the daughter of my father, he wanted to blackmail him into doing what he wanted.
Gord: Oh, right. I got so swept up in the whole “heros are being kidnapped” thing I forgot that part.
Taimi: Lets go check the ‘time travel’ lab, where they worked on the actual device though. Maybe my father will be there.
Gord mutters under his breath: And that almost definitely means her dad isn’t a villain too. Dang.
Taimi: Hmm? You say something?
Gord: No, just thinking out loud.
So Taimi leads them to the lab.
They walk down a corridor that is scarred with black burns down its length. There are at least a dozen unconscious/dead guards lying around.
They arrive at a door that might have been a barrier if it hadn’t been blown off its hinges.
It suddenly grows very loud, as crackling energy ricochets past them.
Torturess: Whew that was a close one…
Gord: Plasma guns forward!
Gord: Oh right, Taimi’s unarmed.
Nani: Yes, sir!
Gord hands her his plasma pistol.
Nani takes the point.
Huzzah! Taimi has a weapon now!
Rapier: I shall lead the way.
Rapier dashes into the laboratory, sword forward.
Torturess: He’s kinda nuts, huh?
Gord: You have to be, to be a mask.
Nani: And now I’ll have to use this as a club again instead of blasting at whatever’s in the room.
Nani approaches the door.
Taimi walks through as well, trusting in her glowy-power
What they see is rather unique… There’s a blond girl, maybe 13-14 on one end of an energy beam with everyone’s favorite super villain on the other end of it. They’re standing on a catwalk above a pit. The blond girl seems to be the originator of the energy blast, which is crackling and spraying off her wildly.
Dr. What? is surrounded by a force field bubble and is holding a staff… a very familiar staff.
Gord: Oh for crying out loud!
Only his is covered in jewels.
Dr. What?: Hahahaha! Yes, keep it up! You might break through my force field eventually!
Blond girl: Die, you monster!
Gord: Ok, here’s the plan: short out his force field for a moment then cut him in half with it.
Rapier: I like it.
Taimi: And how do we do that?
Nani: Think a blast from the plasma rifle will knock it down?
Gord: T, remember how we got inside that other alien’s forcefield? Something about bouncing Masochisto off it?
Taimi notices something.
Behind this spectacle is a cage with at least 6 people in it.
One appears to be her father.
Nani: Mr. Grem, the gems power his staff, right?
Gord: Yeah, basically. Stupid alien technology.
Nani: I have an idea, but I’m not sure it will work. Don’t know if I’ll get through the forcefield.
Nani hands the plasma rifle to Torturess and says, “Cover me, I need to get a little closer.”
I don’t suppose there’s anything else Taimi happens to notice that could help them, is there?
Energy from the blond girl is being redirected by Dr. What? into the machine.
Nani is going to try to get within 10 yards of Dr. What? without being noticed.
Taimi: Gwen! You need to stop! He’s using your energy!
Her hair begins to stand straight up.
The loudness of the electricity from this close is deafening to Nani.
Taimi will trust in her glowy power again, and try to get to Gwen.
Nani still hasn’t been noticed by the bad doctor. Naninami concentrates on the staff, trying to block out the roar of the device, and tries to “grasp” it telekinetically. No go… She guesses she can’t get through the forcefield. Mutters: Plan B?
Taimi is still trying to get closer to Gwen.
Dr. What?: So you have come back to me, child of Karabou. Too late, unfortunately.
Gord: I do so enjoy having people with magic powers around.
He channels a blast of electricity at her. She bobs out of the way.
The blast ricochets around the cylindrical laboratory before dissipating.
Rapier: No mere force field can withstand my blade…
Gord tries to remember anything he figured out about stopping alien sticks
Rapier: I shall attempt a frontal assault.
Torturess: You’ll die.
Rapier: I’ll take that chance! En guarde, villain!
He charges forward, and is struck in the chest by a lightning bolt.
Gord: Dude, she’s not just saying that!
Gord sighs. Rapier is knocked back, but recovers.
Gord: Torturess, stop me from doing something stupid.
Gord: I mean, really stupid.
Rapier dodges out of the way of the next one, only getting rather toasty passing Gwyn, and gets really close to Dr. What?
Dr. What?: Ahahaha!
A black beam shoots out of his staff, enveloping Rapier. He seems down…
Kirsten: OO shiny…
Gord: Actually, I just had a better idea.
Gord flicks his cape at the back of Gwyn’s head
There are electricity bolts all over…Taimi can’t get near without taking one to the chest.
Gord’s cap grabs ahold of Gwyn, causing her to panick. She throws bolts all over as she is captured by his cape.
Nani dives out of the way of a bolt. Taimi is struck by the bolt. Unlike before it doesn’t wink out of existence, but hits her. It doesn’t hurt badly though. More like she was winded. Gord is knocked back, pulling Gwyn with him. She goes tumbling off the catwalk.
Torturess: Damn it…
Her whip cracks out and grabs the girl. Gwyn is screaming on the other end of her whip.
Dr. What?: Ahahahaha!
Dr. What? Just enough power to start the device.
Nani gets up and starts walking towards Dr. What? “What device?”
Dr. What? flicks a lever on his side of the catwalk causing the catwalk to fall.
Gord pulls up Gwyn. She looks tired but okay. She crawls up to the surface panting. Taimi runs up to help pull Gwyn up as well.
Gord: Lesson number one, kid: when you’re shooting someone, watch to see what they’re doing with what you shoot them with.
Dr. What?: Behold, the inter-dimensional time space navigator, my very favorite device in the world.
Gord pulls up Gwyn She looks tired but okay. She crawls up to the surface panting. Taimi runs up to help pull Gwyn up as well.
Gord: Lesson number one, kid: when you’re shooting someone, watch to see what they’re doing with what you shoot them with.
Dr. What?: Behold, the inter-dimensional time space navigator, my very favorite device in the world.
Dr. What?: I grant you all of your lives. Go ahead, leave this place. I have no further use for any of you.
Suddenly a pool of energy fills the pit.
Dr. What?: Or stay here and observe the change before your very eyes as I alter the course of time and create a paradise where I am the supreme overlord!
Dr. What? rises into the air laughing maniacally.
Gord: We’ll just take these guys with us.
Dr. What?: Unfortunately, I will be bringing these elite scientists with me as slaves to further my quest in the past.
Dr. What?: So, bide your losses and leave my presence. I will not grant mercy again.
Torturess: Shoot the machine maybe?
Gord: Lousy idea, but the best I have right now.
Gord is really wishing he knew why Bureaucraton gave this guy a pass now
Nani will see if she can notice any controls on the machine.
Dr. What? pushes a lever, causing boxes and devices of all sort to be pushed into the well of time.
As each one passes into the well, the force field flickers.
Nani notices all sorts of levers all over the place. Behind him there is a control console that activate the device. It is probably the main time machine control panel. Nearby there are a number of levers that control the various other devices here.
If we wait for Dr. What? to pass through, his forcefield will turn off for a moment
And he’s dropping the stuff into the well remotely. A conveyor belt is moving them.