Feb 26, 2021 2:25 PM
season two: in which the council notices our heroes
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I guess this isn't worse than Earth, really, and I don't go around smashing things and issuing ultimatums on Earth.

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I feel like - eating the only things you can eat isn't a civilization-destroying offense if you have the means to fix it in other ways. 

We can't fix it in two days. If we can keep access open without provoking an invasion of earth or anything, we could maybe fix it over the course of, like, years?

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Yep. - so the question is, are we provoking an invasion of Earth? They were pretty worked up, before, when we stole the people from the lakes - you said you can do invisibility?

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I said that I think any green lanterns have ever done invisibility. I don't know how and I don't know if it's possible with this ring. I could try it but I doubt I'll get it right in two days, even if it is a thing I could theoretically do.

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Okay. In that case, I think we should dart back to our world, convey this to people so they can check our reasoning though they'll have much less time than us, ask them whether there are other dimensions we should check out, and  - oh.

 

 

There are things flying towards them. Some of the swarm creatures, some more serpentlike, some almost entirely obscured by clouds of ash.

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I don't think I can fight all of those.

She recreates her Alex bubble and flies off in a random direction; it'd be pretty bad if they went back to Earth before they lost them.

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Do we know of other hell dimensions?

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None that we know how to get to. There are references in books.

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Ugh. Okay. I guess we just - lose them and head back.

 

They've left them thoroughly behind; Karen's absurdly fast.

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Mhm.

She consults her ring and navigates back to the portal to Earth, which now comes out into a much larger hole that leads right up to the surface. 

So who's Maitimo?

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Hmm?

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The person we're going to - nevermind. Wrong side of the portal for this, isn't it.

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I'll, uh, pass stuff along to the Bureau.

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Need me to do anything else right now?

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...don't think so. Maybe one more pass over the planet if we're sure nothing can keep up with us, make sure we didn't miss anyone.

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Nod. She can fly back through the portal to hell and check for any more people writhing in lakes of fire.

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There is one small lake of fire missed on the far side, with only a dozen people in it; it's in a mountain range and hard to spot.

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Well, she can pick up those ones, too. 

Anything else to do before - I was thinking a second ago that this is probably a good set of powers for sweeping the Andes for any more mummies? I don't know whether there are any, but if you'd be able to hear them while we were flying - 

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Oh! Yes, that's a good idea. We'd have to go in a pretty tight grid, I don't have much range with strangers, but we could probably get it done.

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Think I can get the ring to help manage that, navigation-wise. Strips about a mile wide? Half a mile?

(She's already flying south.)

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Half a mile.

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I can do half a mile. 

It's freezing over the Andes, no matter what height you fly at. The suit is maybe insulating her a little, but it's not entirely up to the task. She ignores the numbness in her arms and legs. Doesn't need them to fly. Each strip is a long way, and she's not entirely sure what speed they'd have to fly at to be sure that Alex will pick up any human thoughts that shouldn't be up this far.

She cuts through the rock and snow with big green knives, when Alex hears someone, and extracts the mummies one by one. There are half a dozen, scattered in utterly remote locations that she doubts that anybody ever would have found through normal means. She still probably could have thought of something much better to do with an hour of this, if she were smarter, but she didn't. 

We have a drop-off point for these?

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...I guess the same military base.

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Guess that works.

Ring says we're coming up on eleven o'clock. Did we have anything else - 

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Uh, I asked people to get together a list of any other things, lemme see what they came up with.

 

 

...apparently you should go kill the mayor of Sunnydale now, or imprison him in a Hell dimension or something.

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