LSH in The Return of the Butcher Chapter 8
- Chapter 8
Brainiac 5 was not at Legion Headquarters, but he was on Earth.
Shadow Lass was trying to get in touch with him as he was one of the
Legion's top detectives and she wanted him on the team that she had
assembled to deal with the Bismollian Butcher when she arrived on
Tasmia Mallor her self was going to lead the team because the
beautiful blue skinned, blacked haired hereditary heroine of Talk
VIII was now the Legion Leader. Her powers allowed her to cancel out
light and leave in its stead darkness over any area she wished. She
could also see in the absence of light. As the hereditary champion of
Talk VIII she was an excellent hand-to-hand combatant. Unlike most of
her fellow Legionnaires she had had a solo career as a heroine before
joining the Legion and was very sure and comfortable in her abilities
and made the most of them.
Joining her was the other two Legionnaires besides Ultra Boy and
Phantom Girl. The Earth man who could grow to fantastic heights and
gain corresponding strength and resistance to harm- the Legionnaire
known as Colossal Boy. Gym Allen had been a cadet at the Science
Police Academy on Mars when he came in contact with a strange meteor
that gave him his power. He had been on the team that originally
brought in the Bismollian Butcher. Gim was one of the Legion's few
members, who could actually be called a detective thanks to his
studies at the Science Police Academy thought Shady, but she wanted
the best and the best was Brainiac 5 and he was incommunicado
Starboy was another member of the team that first took down Alkia
Seltzius. At that time he was possibly the Legion's most powerful
member as he had nearly all the powers of her lover Mon-El and a few
more like electric vision and the only superpower he retained- the
power to increase the density of things just by pointing at them. The
bearded Thom Kallor from the Planet Xanthu was the immediate past
Legion Leader and while his style of leading of the team didn't vary
from the others he had gladly returned to the ranks as had every past
Legion Leader. Thom actually preferred just being a member as it left
him more time to spend with the newly returned Dream Girl and play
his incessant games of all types.
Quislet was the third member of this team. He was an annoying energy
creature from an other dimensional planet named Teall. He was also an
explorer from that universe and traveled ours in a small ship. He
could only exist outside that ship for a brief period of time unless
he entered and animated an inanimate object. The trouble was that the
inanimate object would disintegrate after a minute and Quislet would
either have reenter his ship or animate another object. He was very
inquisitive and a gossip. He was also very immature by human
standards and a braggart as well.
The powerhouse of this particular team was the Legion's newest member
the young girl was a descendant of the Kryptonians from the old
bottled city of Kandor who settled the phase Planet Rokyn. Rokyn was
permanently out of synch with our universe and Andromeda was now an
exile. She had all the standard powers of a Kryptonian and the
distant cousin of Superboy as she was a descendent of his Uncle Nim-
El. Unlike most Kryptonians she had energy based powers under a red
sun like another esteemed ancestor, Lesla Nim-El-the original Rokyn
Heroine known as Valor. At sixteen Lesla Vol-Lar was the youngest
Legionnaire. His would be her first case where she wouldn't be
working with big brother figure Mon or either of the two female
Legionnaires, Lightning Lass and Phantom Girl, who had taken her
under their wing. Even Bloc who had become her tutor as she studied
the Legion Archives wasn't going to be there as he was on Bismol.
Shady was interested how the girl handled the situation though she
was sure that Andromeda would be fine-otherwise she didn't have what
it takes to be a Legionnaire.
Andromeda was even now reading up on the case. Starboy and
Colossalboy were explaining to Quislet the dangers of the Bismollian
Butcher. Quislet didn't have the temperament to read up on the files.
He was one to learn by experience and conversation. He could also
learn by entering a computer terminal but if he did that he would
also turn the terminal to dust once his possession of it ceased.
Brainiac 5 finally contacted Shadow Lass. He told her that he was at
the United Planets Militia HQ and that was why he couldn't receive
her communication as it was jammed. Querl Dox told her that some kind
of virus had started to affect all of the Militia communication
equipment and that they were jamming all incoming signals He said he
get them to stop jamming the Legion frequency and then asked why she
was calling him.
Shady explained about the escape of the Bismollian Butcher and how
she now had three bodies and that one was headed for Earth.
Brainy frowned as he heard the news. "The fact that Alkia Seltzius
breaks out of prison on the same day that a virus infects the UP
Militia's communication equipment is not a coincidence. She designed
Shady shook her head as she said "Come on now Brainy; that would mean
the equipments over fifteen years old. I'm sure they've modernized it
"No Tasmia, Seltzius's designs were generation ahead of her time. I
even adapted it for our Legion communications. The most the Militia's
had to do is create some patches. The essentials of her design are
still in effect. Now you say she has three bodies correct."
"Yes Brainy, one's headed here, another towards Bismol and the third
towards Kundish Space.
Brainy's eyes narrowed at that piece of news. "Shady she can't be
allowed to reach Khundish Space. I don't know how yet but some how
she's manage to sabotage UP Militia's communication system. We'll be
ripe for yet another attack."
"Right, any idea why she's going to the other planets?"
"Revenge, given the psychological profile I read on her. We'll need
to protect the prosecutor and judge who presided at her trail here on
Earth. Also we need to protect the families of the Legionnaires who
worked on her case. Ultra Boy's parents and Starboy's are on their
home planets and therefore safe as both Rimbor and Xanthu not on the
way to either Earth or Xanthu. Phantom Girl's brother and Mother live
on Bgztl so the only way she can get there is by an interdimesional
travel ship. Have the SP"S watch for her at the terminal, but I think
she'll attack on earth first. Gim's father is here and I'll see to
his safety but you better see to Marte Allon's safety as well as
Gim's wife Yera. Tenzil's parents are still on Earth Shady so someone
will have to go bring Mitz and Rall Kem to Legion HQ."
"Shady there one other family you need to see to-Lyle Norg's."
"Invisible Kid's parents?"
"Yes Lyle led the team that captured her the first time and I'm
certain she'll take out her revenge on them.
"Right, What about Bismol?"
"She'll go after Tenzil's younger brother Renkil and his life partner
Deena. I think she has to have other candidates from her past there
"Right, I'll tell Bloc's team."
Brainy's eyes now widened as he said "Tasmia please tell me you
didn't send Bloc to Bismol."
"Of coarse I did brainy-he's the Legion's Deputy Leader, why?"
"He's living rock. Bismollian's eat rock and at the same time have an
almost irrational desire not to harm living things; this could cause
a great moral dilemma for the planet's populace as his very existence
could send some of the more orthodox members of the Bismollian
society into a state of apoplexy."
- Yes I caught that after I posted it, but then again maybe they changed the name after the cities hooked up deep space radio broadcast equipment and they started their own talk radio station. Or maybe not.
--- On Thu, 12/4/08, mcmaenza <email@example.com> wrote:
From: mcmaenza <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Earth-1 After the Crisis] Re: LSH in The Return of the Butcher Chapter 8
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 5:44 AM
Dave, your spellchecker must have gotten to you. Shadow Lass is from
Talok III, not Talk III.
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