Dr. Nis pointed to the center of the inner dome chamber's ceiling, revealing a projector for holograms. Dr. Nis wasn't even in the same room.
"This facility never used to be part of a military base... Until they built one above it. You see... I used to own this entire place, until someone decided to commandeer the above land for a military base. Your old generals, still allowed me to work below. I always assumed that your current general was told, so I never bothered to mention it to him."
Dr. Nis crossed his arms.
"I'm sure if he wanted to research more on this base's history he would've found out that there was SOMETHING down here. As for our recent visitor, he simply returned to his birthplace for some answers."
Button stared contemplatively at the hologram. Her eyes thoughtful. "Doctor, your pet creature killed several Valtheran soldiers. Some Valtherans might arrest you. Frankly, that's too much paperwork for me. Explain what the creature was and why it came here before I decide to take the paper-less route and just tear your head off."
She grinned upwards at the projector. "You even seeing us is a violation of about thirty different military laws. At the very least, we're wiping our existence from your memory when this is all over."
"I'll make this simple for you... He is a reincarnation of an old god who hasn't known about it for more than a millenia. He came here because he was seeking out answers about his existence."
Nis brought his hand up to his chin.
"That old god also happens to be my father. I was brought back the same way he was. If you like, I can show you several memories of mine about our experiments. Perhaps that will help you understand better."
A few feet away, Button's brother rolled his eyes and growled. "I don't get paid nearly enough for this, sis." He complained, holstering his weapon now that it appeared there was nothing to fight.
Button chortled, though her eyes kept bouncing back and forth between the hologram and the projector, as though trying to decide which one to speak to.
"Your family reunion cost several soldiers their lives." She stated conversationally. "My commanding officer is not a fan of losing soldiers."
"But . . ." She added on a moment later, "Tin-can is gone and I imagine you have powerful friends who would get annoyed if I killed you. If you know what's good for you, you'll wipe any existence of us from your recorders." She waved a furry paw and the group turned to leave. Though Button cocked her head the side and sent a dagger-like stare at the projector. "Keeping pictures of us tends to end with people dying." She ended with a manic grin.
"I'm sure your soldiers were warned before they decided to open fire. Oh, and I do not mean to threaten but merely to warn... Now that my father knows who he is, other, dangerous beings will start coming back. Two in particular. If you want more information, look in your history books about Jihad and Akumu. They'll be back one way or another..."
Suddenly, without any sort of warning at all, Button's eyes narrowed with a cold fury. She spun on her furry feet and stalked back into the room, face angry. "You dare make light of those soldier's deaths when it was your "father" who was the interloper?" She hissed angrily.
"He was warned. HE was the one who should have restrained himself. I am a monster, and yet even I have a code that I live by. What code does your father live by? Murdering creatures that could do him no harm? That is no code," she stated with a sneer. "That is the mark of evil."
She cast a glance to her brother and his keeper, "I'd say the good doctor has used this facility for long enough. Burn it out."
Her brother nodded his head and grinned. Behind him the Elven male nodded stiffly, his eyes beginning to glow with magic again.
Button turned back to the hologram. "If I were you, sir. I'd start running, you've made light of warriors on the battlefield who died doing their jobs. That is not something I will take lightly."
"That's right, let your anger out. It's only fitting that you do so now... Activate Phase 2. Code: Gateway."
The transparent hallway leading out of Restricted Area level 9 started to sink into the floor, leaving everyone trapped in the center room. Then a giant spherical beam on the outer chamber started to spin... then another one, and another. The walls were spilling out these rotating conductors around the center room. Soon there were no walls anymore, or even a floor outside the room. Everyone was inside a giant sphere.
A female computerized voice then started to speak.
"Preperation complete. Generating Nightmare Gateway. Please remain still to avoid any casualties."
It was then that everyone not used to being "Gatewayed" passed out.
=Nightmare Realm: Coracinduth=
As the group woke up, they will find themselves back on the surface of what seemed to be their military base... except the ground was made of hard purple flesh and the sky was nothing but darkness. The only light came from the ground...
A group of several small nightmarish spirits were crowding around them... Their faces saddened and flooding with a black blood.
Whereas the two Elves were rendered unconscious due to the strange happenings, Button and her brother merely blinked curiously at the new realm they were in. "Comm-check." She stated quietly, eyes searching the area.
Her brother shook his head, "Negative. Communications down." He glanced down at his keeper, "Trent's out too."
"Same with Audrey." Button replied, checking the pulse of her keeper. "Hooray for altered brain chemistry, eh?"
Her brother snorted in agreement before gently slapping his Keeper, "Yo, Trent. Wake up, we're in some odd scenery."
Moments later, both keepers were awake. Unfortunately, strange creatures now surrounded them. With unspoken agreement, Button and her brother swept out their weapons and gunned down the nearest creatures in a flurry of carefully aimed gunfire.
"This doctor is going to be a pain in the neck, isn't he." Button stated with distaste, ejecting a spent cartridge from her gun and slamming a new one into place.
As gunfire spilled onto these small, contorted creatures, they let out highpitched screams to shock and instill a supernatural fear into their attackers while running away. A defense mechanism that can onlykeep enemies at bay.
After the small ones scattered, small holes... or what appeared to be holes, opened up like eyelids throughout the fleshy glowing ground. Pitchblack eyeballs with purple pupils rolled into place from underneath, some shaking, others rolling their eyes about in their sockets, along with a few more darting glances uncontrollably about the area. Even more disturbing, when the screams stopped, they all simultaneously looked and stared at the newcomers...
After a few seconds, the air... no seriously, THE AIR in front of them, formed a mouth... and it spoke. Everytime words came out, other mouths appeared, in sync with the first one.
"Now now, didn't you say that killing creatures that could do no harm to you... was the mark of evil?"
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Button shrugged once, "Frankly, Toothless, I imagine your pets could do quite a bit of harm. Now, before I start burning my way out of here, do you want to enter a plea for your life?"
Carefully, Button and her brother circled around the two Elves in their company, on constant alert for attack, guns at the ready. In the center of their pattern, the two Elves stood calmly, Audrey concentrating on learning everything she could about the area, and Trent readying a magical attack for the next thing to attack them.
"My pets? You were just killing off several of your soldier's souls that have crossed over to this plane. You still had hope for saving them... until you opened fire." The mouth snickered. "I doubt any survivors will want help after that. As for burning your way out... One cannot simply burn themselves out of another realm. You see, as long as you are here, you are considered dead."
Then, the original mouth that was speaking opened up wide and expanded to reveal a scene from the realm they were last in. The bodies of their group could be seen on the surface of the Coracinduth base, with their allies surrounding them about to pronounce them dead.
"As for me, I can come and go as I see fit... for this is my home." Even though the mouths were gone, the voice remained. "There's still a chance you can return safely to your own world... but at a price."
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"Aha... Your only half right. This is an imitation of a deathrealm, but a fullfledged deathrealm nonetheless. As for beauty... our views on beauty could be very different from eachother. Regardless, what you see now is only half of the equation, there is a paradise here... but considering you were sent straight here, that is far beyond your reach.
The voice paused. Then a different voice sounded... one with much more knowledge and wisdom than that of the last one. It spoke with worry... worry for those who don't belong here...
"Sin-Kek, stop scaring them."
Then with a sigh, the newer voice continued.
"My apologies children. You, among several others were never supposed to enter here, even upon death. It appears another son of mine decided to curse your world. You see, only the wicked should fall to this Nightmare... but now even the innocent and the righteous have, too. With that spoken, I will send you all, even your fallen soldiers to where you belong... Sin-kek, go find your brother's resting place. Do everything you can to stop him from his revival. I have work to do."
Reset: 1 hour and 20 minutes...
Time waits for no man... Yeah right. Button's unit is now back to where ever it was before entering the scene at all. Everything was normal. Only those who entered the Nightmare Realm through Gateway still had knowledge of what happened. Even Dr. Nis' underground research facility has somehow disappeared off the island... just in case Button were to bring it up.
Dr. Nis walked out from the above-ground labs, ready to present a new weapons development to the man in charge. Holding his suitcase, he walked down the concrete to the main office building. He had everything setup for him to leave as well. All the paperwork was ready, and because he volunteered his time to this military base, no paycheck at all, he was free to leave anytime he wished regardless... with notice of course.
Heh... I love how all this played out, Nis thought to himself.
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Lieutenant Anders exited the general's office swiftly, her expression confounded. The expense report from the Tydorian cadre was not a good sign. They were setting her commander to look like he was guilty of high treason!
She was so confounded and angered by this, that she didn't notice the man entering the room until she slammed right into him. *Gah . . . I'm sorry, sorry." She mumbled, trying to pick herself up.