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Part 20

   “Okay boss, what now?” asked one of Fliopts Harkin men.
   “It’s too heavy to move and sooner or later Reina is going to bust in on us,” Liola added.
   “I’m thinking, I’m thinking,” Fliopt said checking the etchings on the massive statue. It was stuck into the ground so it was hard to know the exact height but Fliopt had remembered it being intimidating inside the temple Barritis. It had to be about eight or ten feet tall but it’s width was what made the most impression.
   Fliopt, Liola and two of his Harkin soldiers were inside a caved in sewer, little below where the Daily News’ former printing press was located. This area had been damaged from the invaders years ago and had not been serviced by the various maintenance and construction crews like other parts of the Manhattan underground had been. The ongoing renovation process slowed due to economic issues, Union issues and a fear by some of what exactly existed down below the streets.
   “Okay-I think I have this figured,” remarked Fliopt before uttering an incantation. It was a couple sentences long and the rough translation was “I INVOKE THEE! I INVOKE THEE WAR POWERS! RISE GREAT MANHUNTERS! TAKE YOUR PLACE BESIDE YOUR MASTER! WAR POWERS ARISE!” which was spoken in a dead dialect.
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Part 19

   “They’re called the War Powers-roughly. Not originally from Barritis, but were created by one of this systems Wise Masters. Soldiers to their own empire. Basically they are the Manhunters from Mars. As you know-internal beefs between these Wise Masters-” Mr. Monster put his hand up to interrupt Jessie. Both were seated on the ground in front of the tunnel leading to where they had their skirmish earlier while Flash-Man paced anxiously.
   “Could you do me the favor and refer the Wise Masters as angels instead?” Monster asked.
   Flash-Man snickered at that request. While Barritis was real and substantiated a number of theories around magic the story behind the temples creation and purpose was still heresy.
   “These angels went to war with their various weapons and magic. Most of the statues were busted up but a few were decommissioned. They were suppose to be in Barritis,” Jessie finished.
   “So why are they here?” asked Flash-Man.
   “Someone moved them. There was a number of weapons in that temple. The real question is when were they moved? If Mizer had used them when she was pillaging the temple they would have turned the tide. I can just bless my heart she was too interested in finding me and Sally. That and being captivated by being a God among men. I guess with the military headed up to Barritis after her arrival slowed her from pillaging as much. You know-since she was not as low key as the other travelers,” Jessie explained.
   She then continued, “My guess is sometime when the US government was up there searching and collecting in the temple the statues were moved.”
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Part 18

   The window smashed open and Kestrel stepped in first to a small bedroom. She hollered that it was safe and in came Ichi Senshi followed by Gravity Woman who had been dangling them by the window. Gravity had suggested finding another entrance into the club and with the help of of the Intelligence Hub discovered that there was an office above the club floor that was linked up to an apartment. This renovation and construction paid for by the last club owner. Upon entering it was clear the room had been lived in.
   “Bathroom is clear,” Kestrel announced while Ichi looked through the dresser.
   “I got guns,” Ichi said.
   “Notebook here-written in a foreign language,” Gravity Woman said of the book by the bed. Ichi asked for it and leafed through.
   “Alien,” he commented.
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Part 17

   Reina Titán, Mr. Monster and Flash-Man arrived in the basement of the old newspaper building. This was where the alien graffiti was discovered by Flash-Man and Kestrel. Mr. Monster put his nose to the ground to pick up any scents while Flash-Man and Reina looked for more signs.
   “Nothing on my end,” Flash-Man said.
   “Maybe slow down a little?” suggested Titán. Flash-Man nodedd his head did another sweep.
   After a few minutes Reina stated, “I don’t see anything either. If this really is a marker they were not making it easy.”
   “I’m picking up scents but… Too many all over,” Mr. Monster said. He pulled a counter from his belt and measured the readings and added, “There is a hint of magic in the air.”
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Part 16

   Pearl was yawning as she made her way from the kitchen to the dining table with waffles and hash browns. There was bacon, sausage, and eggs too but Pearl rarely ate meat and just did not care for scrambled eggs. At the table was Elijah reading the newspaper while his tablet was to his right side. Across from Pearl was Go, and he had his hair already styled.
   Go nodded at Aamil as he walked in, “Round of games?”
   Aamil pulled his handheld system and nodded. He took a seat and the two started.
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Reminder I’m On Vacation

I’ll be back on 15th to continue.

If you’re new, here is the write up.

It’s the dawn of a new age. Where magic has returned and alien life has been proven to exist. Where the history of the human race is now more debated than ever. In this new age came the birth of the superhumans. People gifted with powers and abilities born of magic, science, or of human achievement. New evils rise, ancient evils return, and hidden evils are exposed. In the superpower arms race comes the arrival of a group of youngsters determined to fight for justice-The Guard.

Click HERE to start.

Reminder I’m On Vacation

I’ll be back on 15th to continue.

If you’re new, here is the write up.

It’s the dawn of a new age. Where magic has returned and alien life has been proven to exist. Where the history of the human race is now more debated than ever. In this new age came the birth of the superhumans. People gifted with powers and abilities born of magic, science, or of human achievement. New evils rise, ancient evils return, and hidden evils are exposed. In the superpower arms race comes the arrival of a group of youngsters determined to fight for justice-The Guard.

Click HERE to start.

On vacation but fixed up some of the linking for chapters.

I’ll be back on 15th to continue.

Okay people, totally missed the day.

I am on vacation for a couple weeks.

Be back soon.

Until then if you haven’t already you can start from the beginning HERE.

Part 15

   “This is awesome!” Michie said as she exited the clothing store alongside Pearl, Eartha and Reed. The group were taking a break from work by visiting the Manhattan Mall.
   “This mall kicks all kinds of behind,” Michie added.
   “I guess. I mean-most malls have the same things,” Eartha said.
   “So, where to next? Shoes?” asked Pearl.
   “Food,” Reed suggested with his handheld game console in hand.
   “We’ll get food in a little while. Meet up with the boys first,” Eartha said.
   “They probably having a hard time finding anything for them. Well-Aamil. Go has got an eye for fashion. That hairstyle must be a pain to keep looking that smooth,” Michie said.
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