The only remaining leads on the GBK lay locked inside the comatose mind of lizardman Dr Gulliver, who had been captured during an unplanned raid of Kit’s Zypher Laboratory. But the agency holds many keys, one of which was the arcane method of Subconscious Extraction. And so Team Alpha agents D. B. Gengar and Splash Winterfall, with assistance from Sandie Tavros and Scarface, were sent deep into the strange dream world of Dr Gulliver in search of the enemy base known only as Tinderforge.
Immediately the agents found themselves confronted by a bewildering world full of reptilian people. Buildings rose taller than the eye could see and oddly shaped carriages rumbled through the streets, drawn by what a rational mind would presume were invisible horses. But the peaceful bustle of millions was momentarily silenced by the appearance of a skull-faced harbinger in the sky. Sensing the growing panic of the frantic crowds, the agents descended into a concrete cave to find refuge from the descending meteor.
Inside they were greeted by the mighty warlock Tyler Rex, who hurriedly ushered them to a place of safety known as the ARC. There the agents found Dr Gulliver surveying the demolished ruin of his civilization. He told them of Tyler Rex’s ARC, and how when completed it would take what remained of his people to another world. D. B. Gengar helpfully lied that he saw Tyler Rex, hero to the people, totally eat some dude.
Suddenly the sad dream flipped to a deadly nightmare. Blood oozed from the walls and the metallic scent of it rolled through the room in thick waves. Tyler Rex stood at the center of it all, ravenously tearing into the flesh of a lifeless lizardwoman. As his bloodlust cooled, Tyler appeared to notice the others in the room for the first time. “She..she attacked me. You all saw it right? And I defended myself. But then she was dead and, well there’s so little food left it would’ve been a waste to…don’t look at me like that! I’m starving to death here!”
Unable to face his shame, Tyler sought to abandon the world and his people by using the ARC’s incomplete Dimensionator. But his tiny arms were no match for the snake-like Scarface, and Tyler could only roar in impotent fury as Dr Gulliver activated the dimensional transport.
Suddenly the group found themselves amid the wreckage of the ARC off the coast of Dark Atlantis. They made their way to the shore assisted by some inexplicably helpful dolphins. There Dr Gulliver explained his reason for joining GBK, how they had promised to help him find Tyler Rex so he could have vengeance. Sensing an opportunity, Splash assumed the dream form of the hated nemesis and proclaimed his intention to flee to Tinderforge. Gulliver however had come prepared, and proceeded to hunt Splash through the streets and shoot at him with tranquilizing darts.
Finally Splash was able to lose the tenacious doctor and resume his original form. Still flushed from the hunt, Gulliver grabbed a random blue-glowing sword and marched the group back towards the harbor. There they met a rather self-aware man named Yologo, who ferried them towards a small obsidian island that served as the entrance to Tinderforge.
Down below inside the marble palace beneath the ocean’s waves, the arrogant warlock Tyler Rex faced off against the furious Dr Gulliver. There could never be a victor in this endless war between Dark Sorcery and the Light of Science, however the agents weren’t above playing dirty and tipping the scales.
As the last fragment of Tyler’s Golden Sword of Ages fell to the floor, he looked down upon Gulliver’s Burning Sword of Science, now buried deep within his black heart. Tyler’s final roar died in his throat, and then the rest of him died as well. Apart from his thunderous collapse, the terrible lizard made no sound ever again.
- THE END OF A CRETACEOUS ERA
- IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
- DOLPHIN FRIENDLY
- SHADOW BOXING
- FIRE-BREATHING SCARFACE
- SPLASH THE TYRANT LIZARD
- TIME FOR MY MEDICINE
- CURSE CROSS-COUNTER!
- THIS HURTS ME MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU
- MINION MAYHEM
- HEARTY MEAL
Contributing Agents: D. B. Gengar, Splash Winterfall, and Sandie Tavros
Award: DB +1 First Resort for turning his groin into a tactical Voodoo doll
Award: Splash +1 First Resort for his portrayal of a maniacal dinosaur