Thomas S. Lye, a scion of Thor has betrayed the Gods in the worst way possible. He freed one of the strongest titans from his ancient prison. Worst, he managed to do it without anyone noticing until it’s too late. Now this Scion has been found out and he is missing with who or what knows else with him and he is likely setting up his next move.
Thor, ashamed and angry, has traded the single favor that Zeus gained through bargain, grovel, and deal cutting for, from Aesir for the Norse Gods’ aid against Typhon in return to have his son dealt with. Zeus has his own Scion, Arsenio, readily available at the time agrees, which allows him to clear the favor that came at a terrible cost for very little pain on his part or care if his son survives the mission.
Odin pissed beyond belief of losing such a resource for Ragnarok sends his own son to intercept the hit team to act as a spy and solve the issue in a way that allows him to come out ahead despite his other son’s blundering, however the Odinson seems to have his own motive. The band meets the scion but he disappears soon after the first battle the group has together, reappearing later revealing he knew Thomas. The Baron loves a good story of revenge and thinking it will be good for his son, gives Leon a weapon, impractical but awesome and smiles his tooth skull smile as he waves the boat off. Brigid seems almost unaware of the new adventure her son, Clive, now finds himself in, wondering absently what Manannan Mac Lir is actually up to with sending one of the few scions they have on a goose chase. Bast sends a scion of Sekhmet, Kiara to act as a tracker and scout for the group as better as it will she can do for them, but does the cat have another reason? Doctor Nukes came along as well, the Demigod of the feathered serpent, and since when has an Aztec God ever refused blood?
Thomas S. Lye knows someone is coming for him, and has taken steps to stop his would be attackers. First attack at night by undead giant bat wrestlers, their strange attack ended just as it began loudly and suddenly. Then in Veracruz the group runs afoul of Werejaguars resulting in a dark ritual that nearly claims the life of one of the band, Leon the baron’s son, who in a moment of madness willing lets himself become a sacrifice. A giant Olmec Colossus was then made stronger by the sacrifice. A long and difficult battled followed, as our Scions traded blows with the massive stone creature, but they were ultimately victorious but at a terrible cost.
Clive’s friend and pet; Oslo the polar bear, was critically wounded in the battle. Though Doctor Nukes would claim it was worth it. Oslo’s own flamethrower was destroyed, it was also the means by which he received his wounds and destroyed the colossus. The band raced to Mexico City for a means to save him. After contacting Brigid, she told Clive that Oslo’s fated only lies in the heart of a being of Ichor. Kept safely in an ice truck Oslo has only moments to live they will need to act fast. Luckily the band managed to find a heart of dead Scion named Alenko and Oslo the Polar Bear in now back in action minus a flamethrower.
Finding proof that Thomas S. Lye is still in Mexico they hatch a plan to grab him from his hotel room and end this stupid quest. Only when the door is kicked down, they discover a trap, a man tied up and hanging from the ceiling. The man is gagged and surrounded by several hundred pounds of plastic explosives. The explosion that followed marked the beginning of a theme for the band in Mexico City.
Out of the wreckage that followed, our band began to piece a together a picture of Thomas S. Lye who upon having arrived in Mexico, making a power play to build up CNGJ amassing their power and giving them control of Mexico’s drug trade. Thomas then used the dark energies of ritual sacrifice where he killed one of his band mates and freed Typhon with the dark energy. All while through another Scion in his band; Alenko, Thomas learned of a mysterious device called The Box, which Thomas might have become obsessed with. He left a map with his allies in the CNGJ as he left Mexico. The CNGJ have refused to hand over the map.
The CNGJ is strong, and its leader, Caesar Vega, stronger still. The fight with the cartel nearly leaves two of the strongest heroes dead and sapped the strength of another, while the CNGJ looked like they could keep going and their fortress was nearly impenetrable.
With the only clue to the current location of Thomas S. Lye, the band hatches plans to gather strength and resource to assault the massive fortress of the CNGJ and find the map.
The plan is simple, on paper anyway, first Clive will start his own rival cartel, Arsenio will play peacemaker and Leon will become the federal Government as he needs. However the plan hit a snag almost immediately, when Clive unwillingly gets framed for the murder of a police officer and a government informer by a mysterious assassin at a secret.
Arsenio learns he needs to be in power to receive aid from friendly-ish Chinese Syndicate. Leon manages his resources well until, having too much fun, sets up Arsenio as a prostitute, who is arrested shortly after returning to Mexico City. Arsenio upset thinks of a way to get even, deciding he will run for Police Commissioner. He launches a rousing speech to invest the Mexico City Voters, but he doesn’t look to have a chance against the current police chief that is until events change for the better maybe.
Clive having decided if he can’t make his own he will take over another. Arriving at the meeting point for the New Zeta, he and Kiara prove their worth and are escorted onto a massive Airship. After watching introduction movies, Clive tries to see the boss and gets tazed, the results are nothing short of spectacular, the airship is turned into a flaming comet as Clive unleashes lighting from deep inside his body. The flaming wreck slams into the hotel which was already crippled by C4 trap earlier. This time, however, instead of just destroying the hotel and the buildings nearby; the force from the massive flaming wreck levels several blocks of downtown Mexico City. The leader of the New Zetas is a young and wild Scion is easily convinced to join Clive’s small Cartel.
Kiara had almost been forgotten about, claws her way out of the wreckage in a terrible rage. Seeing only a red mist of bloodlust, she tears into the recently arrived police and emergency crews. Before she can decimate Mexico City with her bare hands, Clive arrives, spiriting them both away and tries to calm her only to throw a car at her by mistake, raising her ire considerably the fight escalates till Clive thinking water will calm the raging beast freezes Kiara in a lake. Rage and strength cause Kiara to throw a chunk of the frozen lake at Clive, who knocks it aside, sending it flying straight into the government section of Mexico City. Arsenio’s rival in the commissioner election is about to give his speech before the massive Ice Ball crushes him and most of his political allies.
This sets the stage for Arsenio’s Election; this is met with little fanfare. After the victory party, a week long one, the Mayor gives Arsenio his first assignment, stating the campaign backers want this solved; capture or kill “The Dusty Kid.” An elusive old west legend who seems to have survived for the last eighty years. The Mexican government believes this person to be Clive after the events at the safe house. Also because one person can’t live for 80 years and Kiara feats of strength are easier to explain as explosives from a talent apprentice of the current Dusty Kid than the epic truth they are. Arsenio though can’t find the humor in the events that now has him facing down his friend. Worse is the fact that Arsenio is essentially working for the backers.
Clive unaware of any of these events that are moving to crush him plows on to create his own cartel, not having any luck. He moves to get some cash and guns for recruiting purposes; as it’s hard to fight an army when you don’t have one. Remember the yacht they own is filled with both he goes back to Veracruz only to discover Oslo while running a gang of escaped Zoo polar bear had sunk the damn thing. Fortunately Clive finds an old chest of Spanish Golden Doubloons.
Leon meets with the mysterious backer, Senior Vega, after learning the hard truth about who controls the government of the Mexico. Leon might have played his hand though; as leader of the CNGJ kills the Representative Leon had been inhabited. Leon escapes alive, but wounded but the CNGJ don’t seem too concerned.
Clive arrives back in town and sets up to sell the Doubloons on Craigslist; five hundred years old gold, a national relic, that are old Spanish coins on sale via Craigslist. Luckily he finds a buyer. The buyer wants to meet at a construction site, something doesn’t add up Clive makes more arrangements and sets up a meeting somewhere else.
His sale attempt doesn’t go unnoticed. The American Government flags the conversation, and the Federal Government mobiles. Leon hitches a ride in a street officer and with the first breaching team. Arsenio mans the control center. As the military and police the siege the building Clive is in.
The fight starts with death and destruction as Leon cripples the Police Breach and distracts the military for Clive and Kiara to get ready to fight. After they are ready the Bloodshed and carnage truly begins. Kiara forces the military to retreat nearly three times before the ground begins to rumble, and she hides in the wreck she has made of the building. Clive charges into the fray bringing flaming death as he surges forward, while Leon follows reaps death and misfortune across the Battlefield as he rides from one mule to another. The bodies begin to grow as three demigods tear into the mortal foes who try to hold their ground.
Arsenio sees what the devastation his band reaps on mortals as his radio in his hand fills with the screaming death throes of men and woman who swore to do what he once told himself he would do. Vengeance fills him and with it he pleads to bring the full force of his Valor down against his band mates. Before he can, the backers want a shot at the “Dusty Kid.”
Big Hal; a man appears the group dressed in a pinstripe suit brandishing an M1928 Thompson. An archangel dress for leaving the vault watches the battle aloof and Arsenio now Virtue Raging, all try their hand at taking down Clive, but the outbacker stand like a stone to the waves of the fierce ocean. Kiara aids the relentless assault by striking from the dark.
The military is not yet defeated either as it sends a tank to finish the job. However, Arsenio uses the tank to create a massive one-two punch. Which sends metal fragments scattered over a massive area leaving a crater and nearly flattening?
Big Hal is wounded but escapes, not unscathed. Arsenio is struck down, but minutes before the killing blow a team of his officer’s swoop in and save him from destruction. The Archangel is quickly dispatched by the combined strength of Kiara and Clive.
Meanwhile Leon’s Jaguar Voodoo Priest is attacked, threatening the scion’s life due to the life bond the two share. Rushing to aid him, Leon finds the Odinson trying to kill the Priest. Leon realizes he is in over his head and spirits away the priest before rescuing his Jaguar and leaving the band and Mexico possibly forever.
The leader of the New Zeta leader is cornered by Arsenio’s men with orders to use lethal force, and the man goes down. Making the night not a complete failure
As Leon is leaving, Rocky another Scion of Thor arrives looking for his brother; Thomas S. Lye, he meets with the Odinson scion before it is revealed that the Odinson was continuing the Cartel War to fill Valhalla’s Hall. He directs his nephew to Arsenic after they can’t reach .
Arsenic freshly recovered after a rest in the hospital leaves the hospital to get back to work. The mayor informs him that the US military in mobilizing to deal with the chaotic problems that threatens Mexico and by extension the USA. Realizing he must work fast and the fact that he still needs power to take on CNGJ, Arsenio uses the bag of Dragonteeth to make a massive new police force for Mexico City; bring much needed reinforcing to MCPD with the magic of the Greek gods. Before he has a chance to finish his paperwork; the leader of the Chinese Syndic arrives stating the situation is too difficult to give aid. However before the enigmatic Chinese man gives Arsenio a card because he likes the way Arsenio approaches a problem.
Arsenio and Rocky meet and they catch each other up. Rocky hatches a plan, Rocky gets together a posse to ambush the Leader the CNGJ but he quickly proves too strong for a one on one battle, Rocky’s Courage prevents him from running away. So he fights what could be his last stand.
Meanwhile Doctor Nukes have awakened inside the rubble of the explosion from the C4 trap that nearly killed the other members of the band. The good Doctor wasn’t so lucky; his father however used some of the blood spilled in the event to revive the Doctor. Quetzalcoatl tasks his son, the doctor, to stop his band from ending the cartel war, and ending the blood that flows out of Mexico. Heavy hearted the good doctor sets off to find a way to get what they need and then leave the country without leaving a footprint through that might be too late. He leaves Mexico City in search of the CNGJ’s weapons dealer and maybe a plan to sneak in. Before he can do anything he crashes due to a snake attack inside his car. He wakes briefly as he is dragged away. The good doctor is told to make a bomb that will drive the population of Mexico City mad. The Aztec Gods must have blood flowing.
Kiara learns of his plan and seeks out Arsenio to help. She brings Clive, who she has knocked out, and drags the “Dusty Kid” to the Police commissioner as a way to get a pardon and deputized. Free and clear she is the toast of the town for a few minutes as Arsenio capitalizes on this victory for the “police force.” Kiara excuses herself and tracks the Doctor to a remote building in the wreckage of downtown. Half-mad with how he needs to donate his madness bomb to win the war. Kiara is having none of it though, and devours his heart. Advancing the Pesedjet’s ideals and saving Mexico City.
After talking with Hedion, Kiara and Arsenio form a plan to attack the fortress of the CNGJ with the bomb. The bomb turns the compound into a small 10 acres of hell as the CNGJ forces go insane and rip each other apart. Kiara and Arsenio slip in and find a ceremonial chamber that holds the map and a strange statue. Arsenio breaks the statue and shrugs it off before grabbing the map and going back to Hedion to decode the damned thing.
Rocky kills the CNGJ leader and is confused by the suddenness of the death before his Courage reminds him that he might not be dead so he turns the bloody smear into sand and eats it.
Clive awakens shortly thereafter to discover a cell and wrapped in the chains that bind ichor. His mother arrives shortly after and provides him with another flamethrower. After discussing the future and the past she has Clive get his a polar bear and his polar bear’s gang to bust them out.
Rocky gets himself arrested and dragged to jail where he meets Clive, the two hatch a plan to escape and fail through high jinx spend a better part of the day escaping.
While Arsenio holds one of the largest press conference in Mexico’s History to celebrate the Police’s Victory over the cartels. He later finds the two others and watches there stupid plan happen before Hedion tells them where the next stop is; Glorious North Korea. The band will need a thief of some kind to help with getting the box, luckily a former one is currently part of t USA troops as a performer.
The band hires Yu Hu on the spot, with one of the relic they have collected from Doctor Nuke’s unfortunate end. The group now focus move to cut all loose ends in Mexico including the faking Police Commissioner Arsenic’s noble and tragic death.
Before they can do anything the band’s convoy is attacked by the last remaining forces of the Cartels led by Big Hal. The cartel’s attack buries the band in the rubble of the buildings around them. Leaving the band trapped beneath the earth; luckly they can get out of the hole they end up in. The members of the the Band that can’t just swim through the earth start to dig their way out, a slow and tedious event.
Rocky leaves the group behind and arrives to find Mexico City once again in flames as a massive battle between Arsenico’s Spartan Police officers fed off the rabble that is hardly worth their time. Rocky then finds the Odinson and Rocky can’t stand the thought that all of the violence and chaos that surrounds him is really the blessed work of the All Father.
In the dark, Kiara indulges in her cranial desire and starts eating people.
The fight is short as the Odinson brought friends himself, himself, himself, himself, himself, himself, and himself. Rocky Manages to defeat two of them before they overwhelm him leaving him near dead. Before they can land the killing blow the band arrives and manages to kill all but one who takes off running. Partially healed Rocky takes off in pursuit with Clive and Yu in close pursuit. The group corners corner him, and he revivals his Colossus Armor. Yu Hu turns into a six armed daemon with claws and three heads going all out for an attack. A plan is formed and the Band tries to trap the giant thing in a tiger trap then smash him with a building, while someone distracts him. Clive gets the building ready to smash the Odinson while Rocky prepares the tiger pit, Yu stands alone against him. They fight, Yu starts to lose, till the two begin to grapple, and Yu starts to win. The Odinson teleports up and away with Yu and the band tries to augment the plan, failing as the Odinson uses his guile and cunning to thwart them. Which results in Rocky and Yu to losing their memory of the day’s events as the chaos is infected into their minds. Clive having enough tries to step up, nearly getting crushed till he freezes the Odinson in ice, and tries to boil him. The Odinson creates a blizzard inside the ice prison. Clive tries cutting open the armor using some lava and his finely timed micromanagement skills only to find the Odinson has left.
Meanwhile Big Hal takes the city’s VIPs hostage and demands to fight Arsenic one on one, the fight breaks down as Hal becomes distracted with his Music player, Kiara intervenes, and Arsenic adopts Soviet Russia’s Combat theory, throw a lot of good men at the problem. He wins but not before the Hal rigged the place to blow up. Arsenio is believed to be killed in the blast.
Our Band escapes Mexico as the US Troops move into the War Zone that is already cooling down. Mexico City was a city of blood, and it thanks the Scions for their part.
The Spartan Warriors that didn’t simply puff out of existence find a new purpose in the streets of Mexico City. Logos, the titan of Order reached out and gave them the Ability to remain behind and fight. Mexico won’t become a new Sparta but Mexican City Police quickly become of the most dedicated and ruthless law enforcement organizations in the world. Using the best equipment and forcing their officers to meet a level of physical conditioning usually reserved for Olympian Athletes. The Spartan Ideals that they drill into Mexican minds take hold shaping them into a near zealous commandos who believe in one two things serving and protecting. The people of Mexico City can feel a little safer knowing their Police might just be more crazy and dedicated than the bad guys the lock up.
The US military is asked to leave several days later, the troops are happy with this but the US political plans for Mexico are hopeless smashed, as the military is seen as a force trying to take control of the Mexican Capital during the chaos but thankfully the Police and Arsenio where more than capable to end nearly 50 years of terror and fear. A result of this fact causes relations between US and Mexico to deteriorate over the next few years.
With the capture of the CNGJ’s compound, the police began a violent crackdown on corruption inside of Mexico begins. Records of the CNGJ’s helped in the conviction of nearly 400 members of the Mexico Congress. The mayor of Mexico as well as the near impeachment of the President. Mexico’s government is a lot more transparent now, and the validity is no longer an issue of the minds of many voters.
Police Commissioner Arsenio’s “remains” were enshrined in a Church built on the wreckage of the Station he worked out of. While the catholic body won’t recognize the “man” as a Saint that hasn’t stop Police officers from carrying icons of him, those that have suffered injustice making pilgrimages to his shrine to pray. Services held in the Church are said to always be righteously just.
The old gravel quarry, where the battle between Rocky and Caesar Vega was fought. The quarry for a time prospered and brought a small fortune in copper to the group that broke the rocks down. Small diamonds were also found inside the vain as well as an ancient obsidian sword that might have been used for ancient rituals. Life for these Miners was good for a time.
No one can really explain the sudden disappearances of several scores of Polar Bears from Zoos around Mexico. It’s not like they could survived the heat, so when no bodies are found the Zoos become magnets for UFO fanatics and Extraterrestrial Enthusiast. Much to the horror of the Police and Zoo Keepers.
The Old CNGJ is never really used again. Talk of purchasing the grounds for museum were discussed but the amount of Carnage the Cartel destroyed itself with never really leaves the Public mind. Instead the CNGJ drugs become the things of legend as the stories of the effects the drugs must have had on their own people start to be told.
The Drug Trade takes a major blow but it will come back. New players, new groups and new criminals all wanting a piece of the prize that is America’s drug habit. Mexico will see violence but the fear of the Cartels that once plagued Mexico isn’t the same as it had been rather the fear of being caught in the crossfire between the crack teams of the Federal Forces and the poorly equipped and poor train drug runners with that pick the wrong day to run drugs.
Was the Odinson really working for Odin? What does it mean for Rocky and the Band to defy the all father then? With his departure it will be hard to judge the truth of his words. After all Odin can justify anything in the name of Ragnarok or merely deny everything.
The Atzlánti are pleased by both these turn of events in fact they couldn’t ask for a better turn of events. Well maybe Doctor could still be breathing but that was more balancing out the costs. Blood in Mexico will flow, in fact the Band’s action have generated a massive amount of the red liquid and ensured that there will be more.