|SCHISM #3 Plot
having a tantrum. Thumb in his
mouth, hugging himself, he's screaming "Is my fort ready?" to the
and nervous foreman of the job. His nanny, beside herself with worry,
to comfort him. They are in a temporary tech center, housing the
computers and view screens.
• The Foreman says no. He
tries to explain but
the Master cuts him off. The tantrum escalates. The Master has the guy
killed (by robots-non human, activated by voice command). The Nanny is
appalled, scared, afraid to say anything critical or
• The Master goes to his
fortress, which is just
about finished and soon will be. Robots are at work all over it. It is
an impregnable Polyhedron (octahedron- like a soccer ball). It is built
to survive in space if the Earth were destroyed.
•The Master explains to nanny
becoming aware due to the schism. He has been researching the recent
and has discovered that because of rifts between the real world and the
dreamtime, wishes (dreams) are coming true. Also Mankind's awareness
senses) is expanding and people are perceiving more of the Quantum
and their perception of the Q. plane is starting to make the stuff
• After explaining all this to
nanny he checks
with the computer to make sure it got all that and maybe asks for a
or something. We find out that the nanny (and other human employees)
implants that are hooked into an A.I. (artificial intelligence) and
employee is, in essence, an input station for the computer.
•The Master lost his island
base of operations
in GG# 6
there is a good idea of
what kind of equipment he would have in the new base also. The nanny is
established there also.
•The master's robots are all
•Our theory is that perception
so when folks see the demons and stuff on the Q. Plane,
their belief embues the things with reality.
• Cut to Warriors of
Plasm-Glory, Preach, Lorca,
Gossamerand the Good Guys-Scrag, Spellcaster, Recon, Flex, Heater,
on the Growth-Bridge winning against the Plasm forces led by Sueraceen.
Victory! The Plasm forces fall back in disarray. But in the course of
battle we see that a few Ariaks and Life Scourges have gotten
•All the reference for Plasm
battle troops are
in Warriors of Plasm and the card
• The heroes are exhausted and
ally, Mule, coming up the growth-bridge behind them to help (they
• Mule's army surrounds the
and attacks them-clobbering them. Takes them prisoner and proceeds up
ever more unstable growth to Plasm (which is still straining and
•Mule and his demon army
should be found in Schism
•Perhaps the space behind the
Org is weird and
• Mule realizes that he is
getting stronger as
he gets closer to Plasm. He thinks this is a pretty good thing. By the
time he gets to Plasm he is as powerful as Chasm was in WOP
# 10 & 11.
•He conquers Plasm. It is
pretty much leaderless
and chaotic. So he fights his way to the imperial centrum and declares
(plot) for the state of affairs on Plasm.
• Mule encounters Hortch
(probably in the centrum).
Perhaps Hortch has made a bid for power amidst the chaos. Mule extracts
the secret of his link with the Org. Here, using Mule, we explain the
and show it. Maybe a bonding ceremony?
•Hortch escapes since Mule
him and doesn't need him any more. Hortch uses a transportron to take
and Lictor to Earth. Mule takes command of the Org.
• Mule prods/spurs the serpent
on to resist the
growth and get to the Earth (to eat it). The Org is pushing through the
• Mule regroups & his
•Hortch has a hereditary or
link with the Org's mind, which was the spirit of Zahnrhee and the
serpent. This was what allowed him to remain Emp even though he was
• Cut to Chasm after he has
heart out and exulted in his victory. He swallows the pulsing, glowing
(quantum) heart. Michael's body seems dead, but it has not dissolved
slymooze. (Kind of a hint that the death may not be complete)
•He sees that the Org is
pushing through the
restraining growth. He summons Demonica (who is torturing Nudge). Chasm
orders her to dump Michael's body and step up the
pressure on Nudge--he needs the spirit of Zahnrhee worse than ever to
the growth. He goes to fight the Org.
•The scene is in Pandemonium-
Chasm's hell designed
in Schism #2. David put black bleed borders
around all the hell scenes.
•Chasm made Demonica real to
be able to torture
• Nobody has found the dungeon
while trying to
hide from the demons that were chasing him. He's watching and listening
from the shadows. As soon as Demonica leaves Nudge to go talk to Chasm
he creeps to Nudge. Her light (life force) is low. (He becomes real to
talk to her.) He wants to help her. She tells him to get a container.
says "What? What kind of container?" - "Any." He looks around. He
that he has the wish box. He holds it out. And in a brilliant flash of
light Zahnrhee's soul
goes into the box. "Go."
He beats it.
•Demonica returns. Begins
again. Nudge smiles
at the now idle threats.
•Throughout Pandemonium the
light is low and
•Nobody should be carrying the
box with him up
to this time in the previous issues. See how.
• Cut to Chasm, The Dark God
battling to restrain
the Org. He has grown very large. The size relationship of Chasm to Org
is about like an average human to a Winnebago. The Org has
into the serpent. The Org/serpent should be, visually, somewhere in
the Org and the serpent spirit on the Schism cover.
of Plasm #12, we've established that Chasm can get big once
become the Dark God. Also the Org/serpent is established in 12.
• Cut to War Dancer and
guys whose (nightmarish, worst) wishes have come true. Toxin, Kreep,
Toxin secretes a substance that is a reality poison. That is, it
the way people perceive reality. In a normal human, it might drive them
crazy, but in War Dancer it starts to narrow his awareness (of Quantum)
and sap his will. Once he is weakened one of the bad guys hits him
War Dancer is despairing and hurt. Char. strives against the foes,
stops this guy. Igo comes and calls them back to Avalon despite the
disaster. They break off reluctantly and with difficulty. This is the
one to save the world. Charlemagne has to transport them because W.D.
•Charlemagne has the ability
to get the powers
of someone he's in contact with for a period
of time. Check on the latest update of his abilities.
• Cut to Sally and Fabiano
dancing on the mountain
top. Sally is dancing, chanting, clicking her heels together, getting
Fabiano is trying to placate and calm her. He thinks she's completely
Finally, though, it works. She starts to fade out, and Fabiano says
me with you". She extends her hand.
Dancer #2, P.3 a similar scene takes place.
• Cut to Thrakahl picking up
the pieces in Avalon
after Mule's treacherous attack. Peaches is there, helping and taking
of the injured Galahad, though she is injured, too. Thrakahl is
attracted to Peaches, most men are. She's an archetype of a female
brave, bold, beautiful, but she also inspires people to honor.
• They are told about Michael
by one of Thrakahl's
confederates who has been monitoring the world situation,
and Galahad rises from his sickbed to go to help or revenge him. He is
very weak and has trouble spin/dancing but finally goes.
•Peaches and Galahad from DD#7.
(Jeff, they can change clothes!)
• Cut to the Master who is
using his technology
to look in on events around the world. He decides that Chasm is looking
like a winner and goes to help. He gathers some equipment and heads for
• Cut to Shooter opposing Truc
in L.A. They are
fighting in a shopping district where Truc had been leading some of his
gang on a looting spree. Shooter is winning the fight.
• Cut to Prudence fighting
Stonewall. She picks
him up and throws him, she hits him hard enough to drive him into a
but he just keeps coming --nothing hurts this guy! He gets in a few
hits on her, too. Finally she throws him onto the power lines of an
railway and while he's stunned she ties him and hangs him upside down
a tall power line tower while she goes to deal with the Org tentacle
is still ripping the heck out of New Jersey.
• Grimmax is fighting some
Ariaks and Life Scourges
in New York City that got through the lines of the battle on the
They fly or hover by anti-gravity and are heavily armored. Probably
or four of the things are enough to do major damage and give Grimmax
the trouble he can
stand. They will cause
major damage and casualties.
• Cut to
sleeping soundly at home in bed.
•Truc etc. appeared in Good
•These things are programmed
to kill people but
they are also designed to get through enemy
• Cut back to Avalon. War
Sally, and Fabiano arrive about the same time. Sally and Fabiano are
but for different reasons. Sally recovers quickly from the surprise and
Fab. starts to think maybe he's dreaming. Billy Ballistic and White
show up, too.
• The heroes look to War
Dancer to provide the
answers. After all, he designed and performed the original experiment
created the Schism. But W.D. is a fallen god, he doesn't have it in
Sally tries to be Zahnrhee (method acting) to inspire him-doesn't work.
Peaches offers to try-no dice. He's sunk in disgrace.
• Nobody arrives with the soul
of Z. Big scene
where Sally volunteers to receive the soul and give herself as a vessel
for it. The soul enters Sally.
•BB and W.C. arrive from War
Dancer # 6 . They were in Angkor Wat with Char. and WD.
• But W.D. still no go. He's
Thrak. offers to take his place, seeing his "chance to unite with his
Z. at last" Sally protests in confusion, offended, but Thrak. winks at
her to go along with the ruse. Then she plays it up "No,no a thousand
no." Thrak. tries to force her. Fabiano tries to save her--gets
We get a sense, here, that Fab. is a real mensch "Dream or not, I won't
let anyone hurt Sally". And W.D.'s ire is finally aroused.
•Thrakahl and WD were rivals
back in Quexal Kwa
for Zahnrhee's affections and her hand. Listen to the Plasm audio tape
for the back story.
• War Dancer clocks Thrakahl
"The things I do
for love". W.D. " Thanks, I needed that". He realizes that they tricked
him. They ready themselves for the dance.
• Cut to the Master at
Disneyland. The Master
uses a thousand or so people he captures from Disneyland with men and
armed with machine guns to empower a machine (with their dreams?)
that creates quantum machinery to hold back the Org. The machinery that
is created is mechanical looking, and shores up the growth and braces
still struggling Org. presumably the
drives up to Disneyland in several RV's or buses filled with people,
and one that unfolds into the machine, itself.
•After this, Chasm comes to
unexpected help and the Master presents his demands. He wants a
pact and guarantees off safety. Chasm questions why he should bother
any such document and the Master replies that he could make all the
go away as easily as
he built it.
•Chasm signs (a fiery
thumbprint?). Thanks, back
• Cut to Michael (since you're
only as dead as
you think you are) He pulls himself together and goes
searching for Nudge in Hell.
• Demonica has just discovered
that the soul
of Zahnrhee is gone from Nudge when Michael finds them. Demonica knows
that Chasm will kill her if he finds out. Just as D. really tears into
Nudge, Michael clocks her.
• He takes Nudge Quantum to
save her life. Tries
to get her out of Pandemonium and back to Avalon, but Chasm arrives in
time to block the way. Galahad to the rescue. Gal. attacks Chasm,
him back. Michael gets away and twists them (he and Nudge) to Avalon.
tries to spin, too,
but is too slow because
of his injuries and Chasm kills him.
•Michael discovered that this
trick works in
• Chasm, enraged that Nudge
has escaped summons
Demonica, who prudently does not reveal about the soul being gone. She
may, however, worry about him finding out. To distract and help, she
him of the original four magicians from Quexzal Kwa. He summons the
• The Wizards conjure the
• The Org goes numb/to sleep
as the serpent leaves
it. This upsets Mule. And the Good Guys and Warriors
of Plasm escape from the sleeping Org.
•The magicians are from WD#2,
• THE DANCE OF TWO!
Charlemagne fights the
serpent. Thrakahl tries to help. The hordes of Mule attack
and demons attack Avalon. Billy and others defend. The heroes are