S1E9: Prepare

The team is training in the main room of the dojo.

Cypress: Wow, do we have to do this? It feels like we’ve been gone for a week or something.

Alyssa: Enough of that. Now listen. If we’re going to attack Sigma, we have to formulate a plan.

Alyssa wheels in a chalkboard, and formulates a plan.

Alyssa: Now, if memory serves, Sigma’s forces go on breaks every day at around 12:00 our time. All we need to do is steal some of their uniforms, and we can go from there.

Cypress: Wow, it’s kinda like Galaxy Conflicts, Episode 4…

Charles: Probably where she got the idea from..

Alyssa: QUIET! Anyway, now that our plan is over, you can all begin your specific training regi-

The dojo goes black, as smoke filters into the room.

???: So. This is what Elizabeth has against Sigma’s forces. A girl, a nerd, a beefcake, and a good old fashioned jester. I guess I’ll have to take it from here.

Alyssa: Who are you? Show yourself!

???: My name is the Diamond Dragon. But you may know me a bit better as..

The Dragon swoops from the ceiling, removing it’s mask to reveal…

Alyssa: Lynda?!

Lynda: Hey, Alyssa. Long time no see! How ya holding up?

Cypress: So can ANYONE explain why there is a girl in a dragon costume standing in our den?

Alyssa: Guys, this is Lynda, my aunt! She was taken by Sigma, and nobody knew what happened to her! But you’re okay, and that’s all that matters!

Lynda: Indeed. Now, are we going to begin our training in the Spirit Weapons, or not?

Alyssa: Alright. Please, teach us how to perform the ritual.

The team is sitting in the tea room, in a circular formation.

Lynda: Now, no matter what you see in there, power through. The Spirit Weapons only come to those who can face their fears. Now, on the count of 3, we will break the circle, and ascend to the Plane of Spirits. This is where you will find the secret to the art.

Lynda counts to 3, and her hands drop. A thin white shred of light breaks in the middle of the group, sucking the five into another world.

Tiamat: So, Lynda. You’ve finally brought the trainees?

Lynda: Indeed, Tiamat. Let us begin.

By Blake

S1E8: Thank You

A woman awakes in a dark corridor, covered in blood and a strange green fluid. She remembers nothing, not even her own name. She gets to her feet.

???: W-where am I?

Balthazar: Aah, the prisoner wakes up. Says here your name is Elizabeth. Don’t worry, the memory loss is normal.

Elizabeth: What is this place?

Elizabeth feels a pang in her left temple. Memories come flooding back to her in flashes. She remembers the doctor telling her of her infertility. Running out of the hospital in a fit of sobbing.

And finally, the creature coming down from the sky.

Balthazar: You’re quite lucky, miss. Usually, the lord would’ve eaten you right away. He seems to like you. Oh, I’m supposed to tell you he wants to see you up in his chamber. Take a left at the door immediately out of here, and then head up those stairs.

Elizabeth: Thank you, mister… what’s your name again?

Balthazar: Sir Remington Balthazar the Third, keeper of the dungeon in which Lord Sigma houses his creations. Best to get on your way now. We don’t want one of the monsters.. escaping, now do we?

He dangles the keys in front of Elizabeth’s face. She grimaces, and follows the monster’s directions. She emerges into a chamber lit with an eerie dark glow.

Sigma: Aah, the beauty has finally awoken.

Elizabeth: So you must be this “Lord” of sorts.

Sigma: Indeed. Now, tell me. Why did he serum reject you?

Elizabeth: Serum? What serum?

Sigma: The serum that begins the process of monsterfication. I gave it to you, and it just rejected you.

Elizabeth: I have no idea what you’re talking about, sir.

Sigma: Look. Only 2 people have survived the serum and live. My policy is to grant the wish of anyone who can survive it. So, here’s my offer. I will give you the child you desire, but in return…

A smirk appears on the alien’s face.

Sigma: I want one of her friends.

By Blake

S1E7: Mark II

Cypress sits on the couch, attempting to take in what he has just heard.

Cypress: So.. Kigashumi, Jestro.. they were all human once?

Alyssa: Yes. We were going to wait until we got to Sigma’s ship to tell you, but we figured it would just cloud up your mind… We’re going to give you one more chance to resign. You don’t have to continue working with us if you don’t want to.

Perez: We can just give you a mind wipe, and you’ll be fine. Just as you were before you met us. To you, we will never have existed.

Charles: So, Cypress. Will you follow us?

Cypress sits in silence for a few minutes, before a smirk breaks onto his face.

Cypress: To the ends of the earth.

Alyssa: Good to hear. Now, we don’t have any villains to fight at this time.. so you guys wanna finally get around to cleaning the attic?

Perez: *sigh* Fine.

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Later, in the team’s attic…

Perez: Wow, look at all these old files!

Alyssa: Those were files on some of Sigma’s old monsters.. The ones we  reintegrated into society.

Cypress unearths a rusted metal android.

Cypress: Hey, Perez! What’s this?

Perez: It’s my old Black Dragon prototype! If I can get this up and running, we can build it into a second mark of the robot!

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A week later, the team has gathered in Perez’s lab to test out the Mark II.

Perez: Alright, in 3.. 2… 1…

Perez flicks a lever, and the robot boots up.

Black Dragon: Black Dragon, Mark II, up and running, Master Perez…

Perez: Oh, by the way, I also found this weird message in it’s harddrives. Let’s see if I can get it to load.. There we go!

A hologram of Elizabeth is beamed onto the floor.

Elizabeth: Alyssa? God.. I don’t have much time. He’s going to be coming back any second.. Listen. I don’t know when you’ll discover this, but hopefully you’re old enough to understand. I’m still alive, honey. Sigma captured me. I’m being held on his ship, for ransom. Hopefully, you can get up here and rescue me. Once we’re all safe and accounted for, I can teach you how to use the Spirit Weapons. I’m getting old, Alyssa, and I need someone to carry on the knowledge of the Spirit Weapons for me.

Footsteps are heard down the hall.

Elizabeth: He’s coming! I love you, Alyssa. Don’t you forget it.

The message fizzles out. Alyssa crashes to her knees, sobbing.

Charles: Alyssa? You alright?

Alyssa: After all this time… He took her, Charles… She’s okay…

Charles: Yes, and don’t worry We’ll save her soon enough.

Alyssa: Sigma’s.. going to pay for this..

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Elsewhere, on Sigma’s ship.

Sigma: What have you done, fool? They’ll be coming now!

Elizabeth: My daughter will save me. The art you tried to destroy will live on!

Sigma: Don’t be so sure, Elizabeth. After all, the only reason she exists is because of our little deal…

By Blake