Sunday, October 13, 2019

IHMN: The War of the Witches Season 5 Update, Part 3

The Martial Monks of Justice

Previously in Part 2: Whoops. We missed an episode in Part 2! We are going to pretend it took place at the same time as the Tintin adventure!

China is in turmoil in 1895; Western and Japanese Encroachment, diminished Imperial power, Warlords, ancient evils and bandits have all contributed to the chaos. Some are trying to maintain order, in their own way, and that man is General Ronglu of the Imperial Chinese Army. Unfortunately, Ronglu is a ruthless man and he has been ordered to destroy a village that will not recognize the authority of the Dowager Empress. Standing in his way is Kwai Chang Caine and the Martial Monks of Justice.

 General Ronglu and the Imperial Chinese Army. Yes, they have yetis in the army.

 A brutal battle where only one side would survive.

Yu Niu ponders, "Was it worth it?"

 "BWAH HAH HAH! It was worth it and all goes according to my plans!"

The Adventure of the Secret Lair: From the Secret diaries of Dr. John Watson, MD: "Of course! That's the solution," exclaimed Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
"What's the solution?" I inquired.

 "Who is behind it all! When Lord Ridgewell Hawkes Bickford-Smith was strangled in Berkshire (pp. 30, Sleeping Tiger, Rising Sun), he was strangled with a silk yellow rumal. This silk comes from China - but this was not just ordinary silk! It was silk produced by the larva of a silkmoth fed exclusively Osage orange. It is highly dependent on humans for reproduction, as a result of millennia of selective breeding conducting by the Chinese tong known as the Si-Fan. ONLY one man controls the Si-Fan, and based on the clay soil fragment found at Bickford-Smith manor it only matches the clay of the original Underground Station built in 1868 that is no longer in use and partially caved in.
The murderer must have gotten the silk rumal at this location, and this location is the Secret Lair of Fu Manchu!!!
"Hunh?" I said.
"Come Watson! The games afoot! 

 Holmes enters the Secret Lair . . . 

Danger is everywhere - including the insidious Sonic Gong!

 Unfortunately, Sherlock Holmes is trapped and now a prisoner of Fu Manchu!

Evil versus Sinister: The Witch King versus Fu Manchu. "Master! Fu Manchu has captured the famous English Investigator who you said is the only one that can lead you to the sword of Gengis Khan to replace the Sword of Curses that was broken by the King of the Beasts."
"My loyal Captain of the Ruga-ruga guard, Fu Manchu is the most dangerous opponent (Curse that Cowardly Lion!) that we have ever faced."
"What shall we do oh Great Master of Evil?"
"Based on the powers of Page 34 of the ancient tome of IHMN, granted to me by Craig Cartmell and Charles Marton, I'm increasing you to  a pluck of 3+, a Fighting Value of +5 and a Shooting Value of +3. In addition, I grant you the privilege of carrying a Military Rifle and I will teach you how to use a bayonet. Now summon the rest of the Guard and the Troglodytes and lets go capture Sherlock Holmes from Fu Manchu for our own evil purposes.
 The forces of Fu Manchu. Each mechanical arachnid has been equipped with an Electrostatic Burst Generator.
The Witch King of Sokar (BWAH HAH HAH!) and his minions. There are 6 more troglodytes being held off board as reinforcements.
Someone has penetrated the secret lair! Activate the Robot and mechanical arachnids!

The Mechanical Robot Man of Fu Manchu reaches out with his steam claws and easily crushes the Destroyer. The Witch King (BWAH HAH HAH) starts to sweat.

 A bayonet pierces Fu Manchu and comes out the other side. Is this the end of the greatest evil genius of our time?

 With fire bolts, the Witch King (BWAH HAH HAH) destroys the robot and then captures Sherlock Holmes!

"So Mr. Holmes, I win again and you are now compelled to do my bidding and help me find the sword of Genghis Khan. BWAH WAH HAH!


 "Lo Pan, your plan worked perfectly. They never noticed that my double had no powers and now the double is dead and this 'Witch King' will use the English detective to lead us to the Sword of Genghis Khan." 

Coming Soon:

A new Professor joins the fight with Tintin and Teddy Roosevelt.
Traveling across India among Thugs and Mad Gurus.
The Old Ones are not amused.
Miskatonic University makes their move.  
The Shadow makes his move.
An Unearthly beauty makes her appearance . . .
 . . . and will the Sword of Genghis Khan change everything?