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The Guard: Case File 007

Case File 007-Angst
The Guard is entangled with multiple enemies. King, Izam Mizer, and the Teiwaz are all out there at large. All this and even more trouble as Mr. Monster and Flash-Man leads a team to take on an anarchist group of superhumans who’s actions have become questionable to the point of terrorism. Their attacks have left millions of damage and several dead. The battle seemed easy on paper but soon they realize these superhumans are not to taken lightly. That’s just the main story. Elsewhere Kid Victory pursues on of his rogues while Reina Titán takes Bravado and Ichi Senshi out for training. Meanwhile Red Sprite has a life changing team up with Kestrel.

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The Guard: Case File 006

Case File 006-Kings, Queens, Knights and Pawns
The evil organization Teiwaz has been running operations on and off throughout Europe and are currently within France for unknown reasons. Their activities have now forced the Guard to take their first trip out of the States to do battle with their enemies. As they begin their investigation they become aware that one of the Teiwaz’s main shot callers is in the country and if they can grab him they will be one step closer to shutting down the whole empire. Taking place during Case File 005, this story shows the other half of the team. Kid Victory, Red Sprite, SubHuman and Araminta are joined by four new members. Brown Widow a Latino spider woman. Water, an elemental mage. El Hijo De La Bestia who has animal mimicry abilities. Also Bravado, muscle memory and mimicry talents.

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Part 29

   Erica sat on her bed, fiddling with her tablet when there was a knock at her door. She got up and walked toward it, double tapped with two fingers the part of the door at face level. A screen appeared and she saw Jessie outside. Erica clicked the control panel to open the door and Jessie walked in. She looked around, clothes and magazines on the floor, no pictures or posters. Jessie watched as Erica went back to sitting on the bottom bunk.
   “I hope you disciplined Frank and Elijah and the others,” Erica said.
   “For what?”
   “For what? Letting MC and Viridian go,” Erica responded in a frustrated manner.
   “How am I suppose to discipline them? Say they can’t go out with their friends? That they can’t go out to the city? Or should I take away their allowance? Araminta and April both homeless, Elijah’s rich, and Frank’s family wasn’t swimming in cash anyway,” Jessie countered.
   “They let two criminals go,” Erica stressed.
   “Two people who were probably being manipulated by a mysterious sorceress. They did bad things and should go to jail but MC would probably be killed by some angry prison guard, his gauntlets disappearing from lock up and sold to some future enemy. Viridian would fare better in jail, and probably be forced into some sort of military outfit. Renate decided to take the hit, and she’s going to have it hard. Mateo and Charm are supposedly dead-both suffering stab wounds to the heart,” Jessie listed, “Besides, I’ve seen to it that the pair are secured, away form causing trouble in the US of A.”
   “Those two could still cause us problems.”
   “Us?”
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Part 28

   Mateo and Charm walked the the cave which lead into the garage of the Guard’s headquarters. Earlier the two made a stop at a museum in Kentucky before arriving in this part of West Virginia. Both trips took a lot out of Charm and Mateo was worried she was pushing herself to hard.
   Charm suddenly stopped and Mateo turn to her and asked, “Whats wrong?”
   “There is a barrier here. I can not go farther until you undo the seal,” Charm said reaching into her purse. She handed Mateo two things. Once was a flat jewel, the size of a coaster. The other a bottle of alcohol.
   “The jewel will home in on the seal. The alcohol will dissolve it. Just toss it on it,” Charm said.
   “Then we walk in and you cast that spell you were talking about?” asked Mateo.
   “Yes,” Charm smiled.
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Part 27

   “Check this out,” MC said looking over the laptop as Viridian flipped through a book, “Division has moved out of South America.”
   “They defeated the Daga?” Viridian asked.
   “Not exactly. A lot of damage done and several shot callers on both sides caught. I imagine its going to be mum for a while and whoever takes over is gonna keep quiet even longer,” MC answered.
   “The Daga started a war, the US government sent troops in to assist just to benefit their own interests and the drug war continues to make big profit in the Western world,” Viridian ranted on.
   “So they will touch down in the US. Give us grief unless we move out soon,” MC said.
   “Charm said they will go down South first. Troubles down there,” Viridian told him.
   “I looked into that the other day. Several mysterious deaths, some important people. Fishy circumstances. It’d be surprising if they skip us to deal with that,” MC replied.
   “Probably some government cover up business. Going down there means some interest is at stake.”
   “Plus we’re just foolish children who don’t know what we want. Blah blah blah reverse racism, blah blah blah plight of the rich, blah blah blah corporations are people too, blah blah blah if blacks and Mexicans don’t want to be harassed they should live in better areas and dress better. Same bull they say to make upper class white people feel like they ain’t a problem,” MC rattled off.
   “They control the news. I say we burn each of those news stations down,” she suggested.
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Part 26

   It had been a few days since Sally arrived in East Ridge. The two’s first day working together Pearl was further enamored with Sally’s skill and resolve. She had much interest in Sally’s stories and enjoyed talking with her greatly. Their second night they went out and patrolled Pearls city but all they dealt with were a few drug dealers so they called it an early night which gave Pearl time to rack her brain and get Sally to tell her stories. Next day they trained in sparring, went out for lunch and Pearl showed Sally through the city. That night they ventured in Chattanooga as their alter egos and dealt with a crew of heavily armed bank robbers.
   Sally was getting ready to leave in a couple days and Pearl decided to herself, Just go for it.
   The two met up early to catch a ride into Memphis. They checked out the Dixon Gallery and Garden and went into town to sample the stores. Neither were big shoppers but they both picked up a few things. Sally listened to Pearls stories of her fights and battles while urging Sally to tell her more about her adventures and homeworld. Later in the afternoon Pearl took Sally to a special Memphis landmark, the Sun Studio.
   Sun Studio was once the place where legends such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and others recorded. The studio was a brick building with one story side that sported the SUN logo above the white portioning, a door in the center with two windows on each side. The next side was two stories tall with the windows above having vintage pictures overseeing the street, which Sally found a little unsettling. Another front floor, a long window with signs, and green overhead shade. Pearl took a seat on the bench and Sally joined her.
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Part 25

   Erica was outside the hangar when Araminta joined her. They looked at each other and Erica quickly turned her gaze.
   “We plan on the attack for tomorrow,” Araminta said what Erica already knew.
   “They don’t have their base,” she responded lumping the rest of the team together without her.
   “We. It’s we,” Araminta said and Erica shook her head to that. Araminta continued, “We believe we close enough to pinpoint them and from there a simple matter of elimination.”
   “You fighting?”
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Part 24

   “We got movement,” Gravity Woman said into her collar which was hooked to a com link.
   “I’m linking into nearby camera’s but you know the limitations to that,” Professor said over the line.
   “Yes, I’m following them from the liquor store,” Gravity Woman told her.
   A couple blocks down SubHuman, Brown Widow and Mr. Monster were in a stolen van. SubHuman at the wheel, Widow in the passenger seat and Mr. Monster in the back.
   “I’m following now,” SubHuman announced into his jackets com.
   “Acknowledged,” Professor said.
   “You think they’re going back to their base?” Brown Widow asked.
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Part 22

   Pair of cars raced down Fenlon avenue and made a hard turn on East Neveda street. A short distance ahead a local police station. One the occupants of the cars planned on visiting. A blast hit the road ahead and both cars swerved. Huntsman landed on the street with his gun arm aimed. The occupants got out and stared down the purple colored machine kid.
   “You alone?” asked Mateo.
   “You absorb energy right?” Huntsman said before unloading a large blast on Mateo sending him flying.
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Part 21

   Kestrel ducked the swing of the cloaked cultist before a strike to the gut followed by a boot to the head. Kestrel turned in time to block a punch by another cultist. She followed with a swift headbutt and then a kick to the chin. Kestrel pulled her crossbow, hit the button to extend the limbs and fired the arrow that was already loaded into the leg of a cultist who was closing on on red Sprite with a torch in hand.
   Red Sprite had just kicked down on cultist when another came with a gun and threatened her. Red Sprite summoned the flame from the torch on the grounded to burn the shoes of the cultist. He hopped up and down and Red Sprite swept the man down before a stomp to gut followed by distinguishing the flames on his shoes.
   Kestrel looked around the cavern. A man made construct underground and designed with carvings of some language that could only be interpreted as evil. These cultists were here in gathering, planning and scheming under the light of torches. It would not be an evil gathering of cultists without torchlight to illuminate their dark verses. Kestrel and Red Sprite at first only spied but their words infuriated Red Sprite who chose to attack them.
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