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Ave MachinaAve Machina
Mayor Tang sat in his office, staring at the envoy as if he'd grown a second head.
"We just got an alliance offer from what?" he exclaimed.
The Flash shrugged.
"The High Councillor didn't explain," he replied, "Just said that the 'Mainframe' offered an alliance and he wants you to meet with him to discuss terms."
"Isn't this more of a...diplomat thing?" quizzed Mayor Tang.
"It's your city, Mr. Mayor," shrugged the Flash, "Anyway, you're just making contact and getting his terms - Wonder Woman will probably do the actual talking later."
"Marvellous," grumbled the Mayor, "Alright, where are we meeting?"
"He's established himself in a warehouse in the factory district," said the Flash, "Used to belong to Grunge and Sons."
"It's always a warehouse," muttered Mayor Tang, "Alright, I'll head that way now..."
The warehouse was unlit, presenting the Mayor with a great void of darkness. Behind him, Captain Springwater switched on a torch, the two other guards doing the
Shock And AweShock And Awe
The old factory district had been cordoned off. Regime troopers surrounded the area, keeping the population out...and the target in.
Sinestro stood just inside the cordon, arms crossed. He was flanked by Lieutenant-Colonel Simmonds and a nervous Mayor Tang. Around them, soldiers set up sophisticated looking equipment along the cordon line.
"Are you sure this is necessary, sir?" quizzed Simmonds, "If we got a few choppers in, we could do this without damaging..."
"Do not second-guess me, Lieutenant-Colonel," snapped Sinestro.
"This area's abandoned, Simmonds," added Mayor Tang, "It's just urban decay. Nobody will miss it."
"Whatever you say, Mr. Mayor," muttered Simmonds.
"Sir!" called a soldier, "Equipment is online and the flyboys are awaiting targets."
"Execute orders immediately," ordered Sinestro.
"Yes sir," nodded the soldier, activating his radio, "This is Home Base to Angel and Valkyrie - bring down the thunder."
There was a series of loud cracks as the mach
Ghost of a ChanceGhost of a Chance
The plan to move all ghosts to Stryker's Island had been axed.
One of the High Councillor's earliest moves after seizing power was to sign a treaty with Walker, the ghost prison warden. Walker had agreed to take in convicts 'too harsh for regular prisons and too soft for Stryker's Island' in exchange for Walker's assistance in ending ghost incursions into the human realm.
It took some time for Walker to think of a plan to deal with these ghosts, but what he eventually came up with was quite ingenious.
Conscripting the aid of the Ghost Writer (on exchange for parole), he ordered the creation of the Prison Record Book. Using the Ghost Writer's keyboard, he would trap offending ghosts within the prose, their every action controlled by the Writer - and of course, Walker simply ordered him not to write at all.
It was his very own miniature Phantom Zone.
It was about to be subverted.
"You let Walker use you?" demanded Jazz.
The Ghost Writer sat in his chair, head bur
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