Marvel Iron Age: The Masters, Gathering part 3

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Ferrum Storage Unit 47.3 Fort Collins Colorado 4 days ago

Zemo and his team sat out of site, "The four of you will distract the outer security while, Shift, Murmur and I make our way in."

He then looked to the siblings, "Are you clear on what we're after?"

Shift nodded, "Got my shopping list memorized, boss."

The three snuck off as Lash, Cutthroat, Arson and Callous got in position. As Zemo and company reached the rear fence a huge wall of flame erupted behind them completely cutting the base off from the outside.

Cutthroat was lying under camouflage on a hill over looking the base with a high powered pulse sniper rifle and began picking off soldiers from the North side. To the West Lash waited for the soldiers to rush out then charged in tendrils flailing making as much of a spectacle of himself as possible. On the East side Callous marched through the flame to take on the soldiers and security drones from the inside while Arson covered the South.

Once the supposed siege was under way and the soldiers scrambled Zemo and the others snuck in. Zemo attached a small device to one of the communication towers that blocked the unit from calling in back up and they moved on. They quickly located their entry points and made their move.

Shift took on his gaseous form and floated in through the ventilation system as Zemo deftly picked a lock to get in. Murmur on the other hand walked out in plain sight to the guard standing in front of her entry point and calmly stated, "Do be a dear and get the door for me."

The armored soldier dutifully obeyed and on her orders escorted her in. He walked her all the way to her destination and entered the security code to allow her access. She smiled brightly and looked up to him, "Thank you very much, now why don't you go ahead and eat a repulser round for me."

He then opened his helmet and placed his repulser to his open mouth and fired as she went about her business.

After Shift had made his way in he found several guards standing in front of where he needed to be so in his invisible gas state he sent parts of himself into the mouths and noses of each guard and solidified just enough to completely cut off their air supply. After the last one fell to suffocation he seeped into the locking mechanism and forced it to open for him.

Zemo crept around keeping himself in the shadows. When he came upon the gaurds he quietly tossed out several small devices which, when the guards came in range sent out enough electricity to fry their armor and turn the soldiers inside to charcoal. He then took out another device as he hurried to his destination. He hooked it to the lock and in under a second it had bypassed the code and opened the door.

Murmur opened a small bag and cast a spell enabling her to fit as much as she needed into it. She then went about emptying the container leaving only a mace which even her magic was incapable of lifting. She looked down at the tag on it and frustrated read allowed, "Thunderstrike mace, immovable"

Shift found the 3 items he was looking for and placed them in a small crate. He then awaited the all clear signal.

Zemo ignored most of the container he was in going straight for a crate covered in arcane symbols and grabbed a half dozen small items before going to a case and removing a coin with the Agamotto symbol on one side. He then heard the voice of Cutthroat through his comm," Clear up North."

Zemo then commed Lash who confirmed, "West side clear." Arson then confirmed as well. When Zemo commed Callous, the beast let out a chuckle that Zemo took for confirmation. He then signaled Murmur and Shift. They exited on the East side and found a blood bath. Every where the eye could see was covered in gore and shredded armor along with a pile of shattered security drones. Callous stood in the middle with a bright smile on his blood covered face as Shift and Murmur looked at him nervously. Zemo then ordered, "Let's move, won't be long before someone gets curious about the lack of communication here."

Zemo then took out a small remote and called their transport to pick them up.

Once on board they all sat back to relax. Zemo looked over to Murmur as he pulled out the coin, "Catch."

She put out her hand and caught it in her fist. Suddenly she screamed as the coin burnt her palm. She tried to let it go but it held for a few seconds as Zemo explained, "It isn't fatal, just a bit of protection. It will keep you from trying to use your powers, mystical or otherwise against me or your team mates. Merely a precaution. I'm sure you understand."

The coin dropped as he finished. The rest of the team looked to Zemo as he continued, "I'm no fool, I have protected myself from you all." Zemo then stepped over to retrieve his coin and relaxed in his seat.

***

The next day aboard Warforce 1

Stryfe sat watching video retreived from some of the security drones from unit 47.3 with gritted teeth until he saw the view from the East. Iron Claw entered as the camera panned on Callous and his eyes went wide with fear. Stryfe looked back his minion and then to the list of missing items. Stryfe then hit his comm, "Get me a conference with my Generals Asap. We have a Priority Omega threat."

Iron claw's eyes were locked on his brother as the video continued.

Castle Doom, New Latveria

Danvers sat on her uncomfortable throne watching a video Shield had intercepted from the Iron Army. She watched as Zemo's team raided the sight and sighed, "Great, a new Baron Zemo. That's exactly what the world needed right now."

Ares stood next to her watching, "I'd be more worried about the monster he has working for him, I've been reading up on his file. No good news there."

***

Holland sat in a transport watching the video from 47.3, "What's Carol want me to do about it, if she hadn't noticed we kind of have a full plate here."

The Latverian communication officer replied, " The Queen just requests that you keep an eye out, Shield was the original source of the intel sir."

Holland glared at the screen, "I'm still pretty damned curious about how the 'Queen' got a hold of a Shield video feed before me. I'll make sure my agents keep me aware but unless it becomes an issue that's all we're gonna do and inform Carol that I'm running Shield, not her. She wants intel from us she goes through me from now on."

(To be continued)

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#1  Edited By BlackReaper

Nice. Althea's really has some convenient powers. I was also wondering something. Does Stryfe wear a dress suit, or a big suit of armor with a cape?

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#2  Edited By joshmightbe

@BlackReaper: Depends on the situation, when he's in his guise as the Supreme Commander he wears armor similar to his classic outfit with a bit of Iron Man tech influence but when he's being the chairman he pretty much wears standard suit and tie probably of the expensive designer variety.

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#3  Edited By joshmightbe

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#4  Edited By batkevin74

@joshmightbe said:

A coin with the Agamotto symbol on one side

Hmmm interesting. I know of the Eye and the Orb of Agamotto, but a coin.

@joshmightbe said:

Holland glared at the screen, "I'm still pretty damned curious about how the 'Queen' got a hold of a Shield video feed before me. I'll make sure my agents keep me aware but unless it becomes an issue that's all we're gonna do and inform Carol that I'm running Shield, not her. She wants intel from us she goes through me from now on."

Ahhh when politics, warfare and love collide. Good work!

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#5  Edited By joshmightbe

@batkevin74: Its something I made up, its basically just a protection spell made with the power of the Eye of Agamotto

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