Tales of Justice

Right to the Bone, Chapter 14
Strange Signals

Greetings True Believers!

And once again our heroes escape! They may be a little battered, perhaps bruised, or even glowing but they are intact. Was there any doubt? I for one wasn’t surprised.

But what they found … now that was a surprise! Golden glass pyramids, ancient batteries and holograms. Holy Indiana Jones, what a find!

What could it all mean? There were map locations from all over the ancient world. For what reason? How are those important to the Hammer Empire, AIM and others?

And, True Believers, what makes them important enough to kill for?

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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The Trenchcoat Brigade

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SAHARA!
CAPTAIN AMERICA!

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Right to the Bone, Chapter 13
Deep down and dark tiding

Greetings True Believers!

With two of the mysterious albinos driving up the road and a helicopter of Hammer Empire troopers flying in, it looks like Wyldfire is buried up to their necks in trouble!

But then again, the Trenchcoat Brigade have found their own kettle of fish!

Fighting past AIM Cyber commandos and then Hammer Empire’s Hydra troops, the team discovered an ancient chamber beneath the wide walls and tall spires of Wewelsburg Castle!

There was ancient batteries, unexplained levitation and most baffling of all … what appeared to be a holographic map suggesting they find the lost tomb of Alexander the Great!

I wonder, True Believers, did they hear those approaching footsteps?

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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The Trenchcoat Brigade

Guest Starring

SAHARA!
CAPTAIN AMERICA!

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Right to the Bone, Chapter 12
Regrouping

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With Queen Mera questioning Amethyst about what happened, the three former AIM Cyberc-commandos are escorted to an Atlantean medical facility. Not for just any check up either, but I’d suspect to be degaussed. Once they are gone, it looks like Queen Mera treats Amethyst to a meal and rest before he gets transported back.

Meanwhile, at a cabin outside the tiny town of Alpberg, morning peeks over the slopes of the Alps. It’s magnificent, provided one isn’t on the run from AIM!

Before predawn, Skyburner darts through the clouds over Alpsberg. Checking for anyone – or anything – that might be watching, he lands not far from the front of the cabin to look for whose on guard duty. I bet he has one heck of a story to tell, True Believers!

Let’s listen in on what he’s got to say.

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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Wyldfire!

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Right to the Bone, Chapter 11
Amethyst and Skyburner and Quantum Hot Potato

Greetings True Believers!

Fresh from their fight with the Kryptonian hunter commandos, our heroes settle down in the quiet cabin in the Alps. Just down the short road, the small town of Alpsbach, Austria also settles in for a quiet night.

But not long before this, Amethyst separated from the group with AIM’s prototype bell to meet up with Skyburner. Looks like a quick conversation has Amethyst heading to meet up with Skyburner in a field near a stretch of forest.

There are no signs, just a few dirt roads and a cornfield. Que the minor key music, True Believers!

In such an out of the way place, what could go wrong?

Other than those three AIM cyber-commandos racing down the dirt road in Amethyst and Skyburner’s direction.

Do you think they saw the plane?

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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Wyldfire!

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Right to the Bone, Chapter 10
Plans within Plans

Greetings True Believers!

So AIM … didn’t and our heroes have the journal and the data from AIM’s portable lab!

But what is GRAB’s stake in all this? They’re thieves but ones with at least some sense of a moral compass.

And last there is the woman who brought the whole thing to a screeching halt: Queen Mera of Atlantis. Someone who happens to be Thunderstrike’s mother!

It’s all fun and games until someone’s mom punched out the semi-truck to demand answers.

And answers, True Believers, is something we’d all like to know!

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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Wyldfire!

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Right to the Bone, Chapter 9
The Original Copies

Greetings True Believers!

Meanwhile, while the SAFEGUARD team explore the hidden room beneath Wewelsburg, Germany, a private jet wings its way through the sky over Europe. Aboard, the Wyldfire team settles in for a long flight after the Brussel’s job with a copy of the medical procedure. A job well done.

But there’s no rest for our heroes today, True Believers! An urgent call comes in from Dr. Gironde. After the auction, AIM robbed the man – Simon Kincade – who won the auction for the antique journal that concealed the formula. They left the flash drive but took the antique journal!

Even more odd is that there was an encrypted data feed out of Wewelsburg, Germany using AIM’s encryption codes! Both the stolen journal AND the data feed were received by an AIM cybercommando team.

Gironde tells the team to divert and recover both that journal and a copy of that data feed. AIM is up to something, and it won’t be good! They had also better hurry, CASTLE has left Brussels and is already on his way to meet the AIM team!

It’s a heist on the move, True Believers! Let’s get moving!

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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Wyldfire!

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Right to the Bone, Chapter 8
Turning Point

Greetings True Believers!

After regrouping, our heroes devised quick plan to get in and track down the rest of the journals in the castle. Cypher knew where to start looking.

But there was the matter of what AIM scanned. AIM technology is extremely advanced … and cryptic … but nothing our heroes couldn’t handle. It was a painting on top of another painting!

Splitting up, one group went for the journals while another went to examine the painting.

It was as if the painting had been waiting for them. The outer image, oil and paint turned to sand! It rolled away like water, revealing the true painting underneath! It was a group of men standing next to one Heinrich Himmler, the leader of the Society of Thule in the 1940s! Elektra grabbed a quick phone picture and the sand recovered the hidden painting.

As for the other journals, they were where Cypher remembered. But in all the searching, there was more! Someone had inked hard to see germanic runes, but even more interesting was a hologrpahic message in Egyptian to ‘seek the Pharoah of Macedon’ so they can find ‘the path’.

The Pharoah of Macedon was Alexander the Great, but what is the path? And most important, where did almost the entire team vanish to when they ‘de-rezzed’ into an AIM Cybercommando disk?

Looks like X might not mark the spot on this treasure hunt, True Believers, but Egyptian heiroglyphs might!

If they can escape the Hammer Empire!

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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The Trenchcoat Brigade

Guest Starring

SAHARA!
CAPTAIN AMERICA!

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Right to the Bone, Chapter 7
The Driver

Greetings True Believers!

With the Wrecking Crew in the hands of the Wewlsburg police, our heroes can now stop and take a breath of relief.

Or can they?

Hammer Empire and AIM were the immediate threats and they retreated. The Wrecking Crew were nothing more than hired thugs, if Simon Kincade’s message is to be believed.

But! What of the albino driver? Was he just a coincidence? Or the AIM scanner? Just what were they looking for? And then there was the museum curator’s ring with the heiroglyph of Kepri, the Egyptian god associated with rebirth?

There’s more questions than answers! But those are just the questions our heroes have regrouped to ponder, True Believers!

Let’s see if they’ve dug up any answers!

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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The Trenchcoat Brigade

Guest Starring

SAHARA!
CAPTAIN AMERICA!

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Right to the Bone, Chapter 6
The Runes

Greetings True Believers!

When last we left off, the team was in the small town of Wewlsburg, hunting down the journals of Dr. Hans Adelberg. Journals that were supposed to hold information about this mysterious Project Bell.

No sooner had they arrived in town, than they went to dig up information so they could to follow the trail. Not only did they find clues to the journals, but a running slugfest between AIM and Hammer Empire!

Talk about local wildlife!

Caught in the crossfire, our heroes have scattered across town but are quickly racing to each other’s rescue. But will they arrive in time? And will the rescuers themselves need rescuing?

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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The Trenchcoat Brigade

Guest Starring

SAHARA!
CAPTAIN AMERICA!

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Right to the Bone, Chapter 5
The Journal

Greetings True Believers!

Leave it to Wyldfire to bring down the house! Or in this case, at least the front door to a finance building. I suppose it can be said, Castle and those AIM troopers weren’t chump change!

Meanwhile, back in the old US of A…

Holy Arrested Development, True Believers!

After being accosted by Captain America, The Shadow, and the rest of the SAFEGUARD recovery team, the Trenchcoat Brigade is – from all outward views – arrested!

Back at the plane, the two teams are brought in to an out of the way location and interviewed. Information exchanged and the real prisoners … the Hammer Empire team and the mysterious albino commando … are questioned.

Did they get any answers to those questions? Or were they just answers they didn’t want to know about! Lets listen in and see!

This is Not Stan Lee saying … EXCELSIOR!

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The Trenchcoat Brigade

Guest Starring

SAHARA!

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