Episode-13: "The Kromagg Agenda pt.2"
-The reddish wormhole opened and deposited Colin Mallory's limp
form onto the ground. A Kromagg general kicked his body and he
began to wake up. "What happened?" "You failed us, Colin." Colin
stood up and spoke,"General Kalis, I was attacked from behind.
Someone is helping the sliders." Kalis looked at Colin with eyes
piercing into him. "And that's suppose to make your failure
acceptable?" "No general. Give me another chance. Let me slide
back to that world. If they've slid already I should be able to pick up
a photon trail and track them." Kalis cracked a smile and
spoke,"Very well, Mallory, but remember," Kalis stared intently at
Colin and Colin felt the fire burning in his mind. He fell to the ground
in agony. "if you fail the Dynasty again. I will visit pain undreamed of
upon you." The pain stopped and Colin slowly raised himself back up.
"I will not fail, General Kalis." He grabbed the timer from his pocket
and opened the vortex and slid out.
-The reddish-black wormhole opened and Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt,
Bennish and Mary stepped from it. Mary spoke, "Welcome to the
Kromagg homeworld." The four sliders stared at their surrounds in
awe. The entire civilization was a combination of organic materials
and machinery. The buildings resembled giant trees and there was lush
vegetation everywhere. "This world is amazing," Wade said. "Yeah,
hard to believe a race of conquerors lives here," Remmy replied.
"Former conquers, Mr. Brown. These Kromaggs have changed their
ways. Now they strive to build a utopian society, where all beings can
live in peace and harmony. Unfortunately, the distortion effect,that has
devoured half of this world and other worlds in the Dynasty,seeks to
threaten that dream." "Mary, get me to the High Council. If what you
say is true, I'll need to get to work as soon as possible." "Very well,
Quinn. Follow me."
-Colin Mallory stood in the hotel room that the sliders had been in
only an hour ago. It appeared they had left in a hurry. He raised his
timer and began to scan for a photon trail. There was a pattern, but it
didn't resemble their normal sliding signature. That could only mean
one of two things. Either the sliders were still on this world or they
had slid with someone else. Colin thought it would be best to check
out the signature first. No one would stop him from delivering the
sliders to the Dynasty. He locked onto the signature and opened a
vortex. Moments later he and the vortex were gone.
-Quinn and the others stood before a trio of Kromaggs that were
sitting in thrones against a stone wall. Quinn couldn't believe how he
never realized the difference between these Kromaggs and the ones
they had been dealing with for the last year. The Kromagg in the
center spoke,"My name is Kolex. I am the leader of the High Council.
Mary has explained the situation to you, Quinn Mallory. It is of dire
importance that you find a way to destroy the distortion effect that
threatens our world and others. If not contained or destroyed, it will
devour the entire multiverse. So I ask you on behalf of the Kromagg
High Council, will you help us?" Quinn spoke,"Regardless of what
happened between us in the past, I am willing to help, but I ask only
one thing in return." Kolex replied,"What would that be?" "If I can
stop this distortion effect, I want access to the technology that allows
you to open a gateway at any time." The three Kromaggs look at one
another, they obviously are communicating telepathically. Kolex turns to
Quinn and speaks,"Agreed. If you can rectify our problem, the
technology is yours. Mary will show you to our lab. We have our
finest scientific mind, Kornelius, working on the problem. He will assist
you in any way." Mary leads Quinn out of the chamber and tells the
others to go take a look at the city while she shows Quinn to the lab.
-A vortex opened and Colin Mallory came flying out of it. He picked
himself up off of the ground and began to take a look around. This
world was fascinating. Of course, there was no time for sight seeing.
Colin had to find the sliders. He saw Wade, Rembrandt and Bennish
walking through the city. He crept near them so he could hear their
discussion. "Hard to believe these Kromaggs have such an advanced
society," Wade said. "I would love to get my hands on some of the
tech around here. Bam! Could take out those other uglies just like
that." "Y'know Bennish is right, Wade. With the technology here, it
probably wouldn't be a problem to get rid of the other maggs."
"Remmy, these Kromaggs aren't conquers. Not anymore at least.
They probably don't want to be involved in another war. Especially
with all the problems going on now." Colin could scarcely believe his
ears. Another world of Kromaggs. One that was possibly more
advanced than "his" Kromaggs. General Kalis had to hear of this. He
entered the homeworld's coordinates into his timer and opened a
portal. He dived in, knowing that there was little time. He knew what
he had to do.
-Quinn walked into the lab. A Kromagg in a lab coat approached him
and spoke, "Ah, Quinn Mallory, I presume. It is indeed an honor and
a privilege to meet the homo sapien who discovered inter-dimensional
travel." Quinn replied,"Thanks, but I wasn't the first." "I am well aware
of that, Mr. Mallory, but on your own world you were. In my eyes,
that makes you a great man. Now, if you will follow me to the view
screen here, I'll give you a visual idea of what we're up against."
Kornelius walks Quinn to a large screen and begins to show him what
the distortion effect actually looks like and what it has done. "I'll need
to see your notes, readings, scan and anything else you've got on it."
"Very well, Quinn. Although I must warn you, that every probe we've
sent into the effect we've lost contact with. It's almost as if they just
vanished." Quinn knew that sounded familiar he just couldn't place
from where. Almost without any warning a loud siren began to sound.
"What is that?" Quinn asked. "It means an incredibly large gateway is
about to open, and it's not one of ours," Kornelius replied. "Can we
use this view screen to see what's going on?" "Of course, just give me
a moment." Kornelius fiddles with the controls and soon a picture of
the gateway opening appears. Hundreds of Kromaggs begin to
emerge from it, in jeeps, manta ships, tanks. They have come in full
force. Kornelius speaks,"Oh dear, those other Kromaggs have
discovered us. How is that possible?" Quinn replied with one word,
TO BE CONTINUED.
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