As the graveyard began to crumble into the growing hole in the earth, Grav’iel under cloak and shadow slipped away to return the animals to the Natural History Museum, and then to return home to his new found treasure, The Word of Kemmler.
Caleb O’Toole from his vantage from the helicopter could see what appeared to be a glowing red circle at the far bottom of the pit. A roaring scream shook the night as the hole finally came to a stop nearly five-hundred yards wide. The smell of sulfur filled the air as sparks and ash began to shoot forth. A rumbling bass chuckle reverberates along the remaining grave stones as dark figures began to pour from the hole shooting off into the night sky. Caleb’s Crossbow erupts in brilliant light as the creatures shriek to avoid it’s searing holy light.
The Wild Hunt gives chase, led by the Erlking himself, unleashed to do his bidding. The remaining Valkyries also take flight giving chase to whatever monstrosities have risen. Suddenly a massive shadow blots out the red circle and the air pressure changes as the hot sulfuric air emanates faster and faster from the hole.
Eight loud cracks are heard over the ensuing chaos as Lady Liberty pops her knuckles behind you. “Not on my watch!”, she bellows as she swan dives down the center of the hole disappearing out of sight. As quick as it began, the hole slams shut sealing the breach.
Simultaneously, every police radio starts going crazy with reports of fire bombings around town. A distress call is placed and it appears the targets of the attacks are buildings that have anything to do with religion. Churches and shops are being bombarded by explosions. A State of Emergency is issued along the entire North Eastern Seaboard and martial law is being declared to keep the Nation safe.
The cops zoom off to enforce the curfew and get people off the streets. The heroes figure out that it is a gateway to Hell and Mephistopholes was trying to escape from it. One of his aspects made it out and is summoning a ritual on Ellis Island which will infuse the ghosts of those that died waiting to get through with an Outsider from Hell.
The heroes make it to the island in time to stop the ritual by making him Alex’s sex slave. (I’ll elaborate the middle and end tomorrow, still have a lot to type and I’m ready for bed, but I didn’t want to leave it hanging.) :)