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Drop to City of Cobra La
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Wait, there's BDB, hope he doesn't mind piggy back!
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Cobra puppet therapist
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Better late than never...
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Gods of war
Cobra Air platform; Cobra Commander’s observation deck
Cobra Commander, Dr. Mindbender and Archeologist Mark Graves were awaiting the arrival of the Baroness. Today was to be the culmination of a secret project that Cobra Commander had been working on for years.
It was a global project which involved several key players. The first component was Graves, he was an archeologist who had spent his entire career investigating the connections between several ancient civilizations that practiced snake worship. It was Graves’ dissertations on the subject which had first gained Cobra Commander’s attention and inspired the venture.
The next key component was a team of covert operatives, to which Cobra Commander had assigned the task of scouring the globe for artifacts and evidence, all in hopes of discovering a central focal point, an origin, from which hopefully, some great gain could be made.
Cobra Commander’s pet project was kept secret from everyone, even his top command staff, and there were times when it seemed to be all in vain, a waste of millions of dollars of resources. However, there had been a recent breakthrough which promised to make it all worth while; indeed, Cobra Commander believed that he had hit the mother load.
Dr. Mindbender had been summoned to the air platform hours ago and wasn’t really sure what to make of it all. “Cobra Commander, with all due respect, you’re being very cryptic about all of this, can you please just tell me what this is all about?”
“In due time Dr., in due time. When the Baroness arrives, you will both be briefed.”
A few moments later, a comm. Screen came to life and a Televiper was speaking, “Commander, the Baroness’s helicopter is in the hanger. Hail Cobra!”
“Excellent, The Baroness has arrived, we can soon begin.”
Moments later, the Baroness entered the observation deck accompanied by her private guard. She turned to them, “Wait outside.”
She marched across the room with a stride that was part military and part runway model and stood before Cobra Commander, "Hail Cobra!"
"Welcome Baroness, your loyalty is an inspiration to us all.” He new very well that prior to Destro’s defection, the Baroness and Destro had been very close. Her decision to remain with the Cobra organization had helped to unify and reinforce the Cobra ranks after the split.
“Thank you Cobra Commander.” The Baroness nodded and then narrowed her eyes at the “Freak doctor” as she referred to him, “Mindbender”
“Baroness.” Dr. Mindbender stood briefly and bowed, then returned to his chair.
Cobra Commander cleared his throat, “ Now then, I have called you here to perform a mission of the utmost importance. There are many preparations to be made and little time to waste, so I will allow Graves to bring you up to speed.”
Mark Graves was used to pitching his ideas to the investors and boards of directors who funded his research in the past, and he had spoken at many seminars in front of thousands of students. This crowd, however, truly unnerved him. The only reason he was able to speak with confidence, was because he knew that Cobra Commander backed him completely, in fact the Commander had commissioned him.
“Baroness, Dr. Mindbender, In my early years as an archeologist, I studied the histories of every ancient culture, and during my studies, I discovered that they all had one thing in common. The Mesopotamian, Sumerians, Native Americans, the Nordic tribes, in fact every ancient culture has one thing in common. If you go back far enough into their history and culture, at one time they all worshiped the snake as a god. And, if you look at the time lines of these cultures, you will find that they all practiced snake worship during the same one thousand year period. Dr., I’m sure that you would agree with this.”
Dr. Mindbender gave the slightest nod, “Go on”
“So, my questions, the questions that I have spent my life trying to answer are, what is the connection? Is there a connection or is this just coincidence? I mean, why snakes, why not wolves or birds or some other animal. Some of these cultures, like the Scandinavians and Pacific islanders, existed in regions of the world where there are no snakes indigenous to the region, so how would they have even seen a snake?”
“Then this brings us to another question, many ancient civilizations also contain records which speak of men with Godlike powers, who had shared with them great knowledge.
The Mayan wall scrolls speak of Kulkulcan, a man who literally walked out of the sea and taught them advanced techniques of astronomy and mathematics. According to the legends, after he had given them their knowledge, he walked back into the sea and never returned.”
“The Egyptians, the Celts, Scandinavians, they all have ancient wall carvings and records which depict serpent like men coming from the sky and sharing with them knowledge of astronomy and mathematics.
Even today, most the world’s greatest engineers and scientists agree that even with the present technology, it would be nearly impossible to recreate the pyramids of Egypt, and yet these structures were built over five thousand years ago. Stonehenge, The Easter Island heads, the pyramids of South America, all nearly impossible feats. These are all pieces of a global puzzle which holds the secrets of our past.”
Dr. Mindbender put his palm to his face and stood up, “Cobra Commander, please tell me you don’t believe this garbage! Men from the stars, building pyramids and teaching mathematics? UFO’s?”
“Silence! You will sit down and listen fool, this holds the key to our dominance!” Cobra Commander stood menacingly over the table, forcing Mindbender to back down in silence. “Go on Graves, and keep it short! We don’t have time for your babbling!”
“Of Course Commander, forgive me. Not aliens or UFO’s Dr., at least I don’t think so. My quest to answer these questions, has led me around the world, to the most ancient libraries, tombs and caves of the most obscure civilizations. In all my years I have found little to support my theories, and I had all but given up, when I was contacted by Cobra Commander.”
“He convinced me that there was merit to my theories. He provided me with resources and artifacts which I would have never imagined existed. The greatest of these, were the discs of Sumatra.” Graves activated a holoprojector, an image of a gold, disc shaped tablet appeared.
“Three hundred and sixty nine tablets, made from pure gold. Each disc less than a millimeter thick, and each containing over ten thousand characters, all in a language unlike any other I have ever encountered.”
He changed the image on the holoprojector to a basketball sized globe made of gold. “They were useless to me however, until Cobra Commander’s agents discovered this key, a modern day Rosetta stone. This artifact was discovered in the upper Mongolian plains and dates back over three thousand years. It contains a complete key to every symbol on the discs. I have spent the last three years translating these discs; they contain the entire history of a civilization lost to antiquity.”
Scotland; Castle Destro:
It was a clear and beautiful night in Scotland, a Hunter’s moon. You could see clearly to the horizon with the naked eye. Destro was standing on the terrace outside his private quarters looking out onto the ocean, deep in thought, as always.
He was dressed in full combat gear as was his habit, but was not wearing his mask. His staff all knew that Destro never removed his gear unless he was sleeping, and he didn’t sleep very often.
Destro took in a deep breath and exhaled. Without turning around, he spoke,
“I know you are there. Come out, coward, and face me if you dare!” With that, he turned and grabbed his pistol from its holster.
A dark and slender form stepped forward from shadows and into the pale light of the moon. The dark figure removed its hood, and revealed itself to be a young woman. She was stunningly beautiful. Her long hair was black with red highlights, which shone in the moonlight like streaks of fresh blood.
“Lord Destro, forgive the intrusion, I come in peace.”
“Hear me well woman, unless you wish to die this night you will state your business quickly.” Destro placed his weapon back in its holster. He knew that any person capable of penetrating his defenses undetected was a formidable opponent. If she had wanted him dead, she may have already succeeded. There was a reason why she allowed Destro to be aware of her presence and he would find out what it was.
“My name is Raven. I am, or rather was, in the employ of an organization with powers to rival your own. I come here now to make you an offer.”
“Your time is running out Raven, get to the point. What is this organization you speak of?” He had fully expected to hear the word “Cobra” come from her mouth.
“This organization has no name. Lord Destro, are you familiar with James Blackthorne?”
Destro had heard the name. Nearly 10 years ago Blackthorne had been all over the world news. The Billionaire playboy turned explorer. He had disappeared on an expedition through the Himalayas and was thought dead. One year later, he emerged and was briefly the subject of talk shows and magazines. After that, he quietly withdrew to his private affairs and had not been heard of since. He gave a brief nod.
Raven continued, “Blackthorne was in the Himalayas searching for the legendary valley of Shangri La. His entire expedition group disappeared for nearly a year and then suddenly, he emerged from the Mountains, alone. He claimed that everyone in his expedition had died of High altitude pulmonary edema. In reality, he killed them all. You see, no one ever bothered to ask, if he had actually found what he was looking for.”
“What are you saying, that he discovered Shangri La? Those are mere legends.”
Destro was a practical man, he believed in things that were solid, things that produced tangible and measurable results.
Raven smiled, but it was a sad smile, “What he found was the remains of a highly advanced civilization. He spent nearly a year in the Valley of Shangri La studying the artifacts and devices he had found.”
At this, Destro’s heart began to beat faster, “Devices?”
“Exactly, a wealth of technology, centuries ahead of anything that exists today. Perpetual energy, metal alloys, lighter than bone, yet stronger than steel. Materials which can change shape and bend light, anti gravity, instant matter transfer, bioweapons, genetic manipulation. All this and more, their entire civilization preserved for all antiquity. The power to rule the world. The power to be a God.”
“This is what Blackthorne has been doing for the last nine years, researching and unlocking the secrets of this power. He even went to the extent of testing some of these technologies on himself. He genetically altered himself and it drove him mad. He claimed to be reborn and he now calls himself “Golobulus”, in their ancient language it means ‘creator of all’.”
Destro’s mind was racing, he was a man of logic and reason, and yet he found himself dreaming of the possibilities. What if she was telling the truth? If she was lying, he would see to it that she died a horrible, miserable death.
“So why come to me? What is your stake in this?” Destro calmly asked.
“I was hired by Blackthorne, Golobulus, to keep his secrets. My job was to tie up any and all loose ends, make people disappear, like that. He is obsessed like a jealous father, he always thinks that everyone is trying to steal his treasure, his gifts. He believes that he is the chosen one, that he was preordained to discover the ancient city and learn its secrets.”
“The only people he really trusts are his freaks, his ‘divine creations’. He is building an army Destro, he has not yet unlocked the full power of this ancient technology, but he has already learned enough to build the deadliest force on the planet.
Soon, he will be unstoppable.”
“So, you will share with me the secrets of this ancient civilization, in the hopes that I will help you stop this madman. And you do this because you want to save the world.” Destro laughed deeply.
Suddenly, a team of elite Grenadier commandos surrounded Raven, “Do not move! We will open fire, get down on the ground! Lord Destro, are you O.K.?”
“Stand down fools! Your a half hour late, if she had wanted to kill me I would be dead by now for all the help you are! Return to your patrols, perhaps you might detect the the next intruder!”
“Of course my Lord, forgive us!” The man looked deeply wounded by Destro’s words, the patrol fell back with a look of utter defeat.
Raven laughed, “That’s not really fair Destro, I’m sure that your men are very good at what they do, I’m just better at what I do. Your men never had a chance.
Now, to answer your question, I do this for the vast sums of money which you will pay me, and because if someone is going to rule the world, I want it to be someone who isn’t a madman.”
The Northern Himalayas; Lhotse Mountain, Tibet
Lhotse mountain, the fourth highest peak in the world, average temperature -10 degrees. The kind of cold that burns your skin and your lungs like fire. Most people wouldn’t consider this the ideal vacation spot. Even fewer would consider climbing the mountain alone. Up here, even the smallest injury often meant a cold and lonely death.
but Alpine wasn’t most people. The man was half human, half mountain goat and all Joe.
It was hard enough to get the guy to take a vacation. Hawk had to pull rank just to get him to agree, and when he finally did, he said “Drop me off in Tibet and pick me up in China.”
Alpine had already Done Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Annapurna, but this was supposed to be a vacation after all, and he wanted to relax and enjoy the weather.
“Man, this is beautiful, if only Bazooka could see this.” It was a year since his buddy had died. Alpine had done all the mourning he was going to do, but at times like this, he couldn’t help but think of his best friend.
Alpine pulled out a fresh bottle of liquid oxygen. At high altitude, the fastest way to die, besides falling, was fluid in the lungs, the bodies attempt to compensate for lack of oxygen. “Tastes just like mom used to make.”
Alpine cleared the North crest and was headed toward the huge South valley of Lhotse.
“Whats this? A flock of birds?” He pulled out his binoculars and adjusted the focus.
The small white specks floating against the sky became little white mushrooms floating in the wind. He zoomed in. Parachutes, dozens of them. “Chinese doing airborne assault drills in the winter time? This doesn’t look right man.”
He decided to check it out. By his calculations, it would take him forty five minutes to reach their projected LZ. He started hustling towards the cloud of paratroopers.
After a long haul across the unforgiving terrain, Alpine was starting to feel at home, he was warmed up and ready to go. He knew that he was close to their drop point and carefully crept up to the nearest ridge. The paratroopers had landed safely, and were beginning to regroup.
One man was gathering everyone’s’ parachutes, while another was digging a hole in the snow to bury them in. “These guys are pro’s” Alpine thought to himself.
Besides the personnel, they had also air dropped several very large containers, which they were now unloading. “Mining equipment, demolitions, heavy weapons. For a bunch of Paratroopin, mountain climbing, miners, these guys are packing some serious heat.”
They were now unpacking the largets cargo container, after a few moments, it was unpacked. The men activated it and, with a load hum, it stood up on two legs and unfolded arms that looked like Vulcan cannons with claws. Alpine knew that the Joes had something similar, he had heard the tech guys talking about Combat Mechs, the perfect weapon designed to go were vehicles couldn’t.
Alpine zoomed in on a patch of red paint on the Mech’s torso, it was an insignia that he knew all too well, “Cobra! Awww man, not cool, not cool.”
Suddenly, he heard a high pitched whine up above. Alpine crouched down low and hid as a Cobra flight pod performed a scouting run. “Trubble bubble, this is getting serious.”
Alpine reached into his pack and pulled out his Iridium Sat phone. He activated it and waited for satellite link up.
A man’s voice came through, “Satcom control, please verify.”
Alpine responded, “Secure channel, code Romeo, Alpha-papa-India-Echo, request direct line to tactical com, clearance: four, seven, nine, Zulu. Urgent, repeat, Code Romeo.”
“Copy that Alpine, you are cleared for secure channel, good hunting.”
“General Hawk here, talk to me Alpine.”
“General, I have confirmed visual on a Cobra war party, 20 plus, heavily armed, with air and mechanized support, some kind of walking tank thing, do you copy?”
“Damn it Alpine, your supposed to be on vacation! How the hell did you manage to run into Cobra up in the Himalayas?”
“Damned if I know sir, maybe they’re trying to recruit Yetis or something, but these guys mean business, requesting support.”
“Copy that Soldier, I’m sending you a team ASAP, keep an eye on the Snakes, but do not engage. I will keep this secure channel open for any updates, do you copy?”
“You don’t have to worry about that sir, I’m staying out of sight until reinforcements arrive, I’m crazy but I’m not stupid.”
Hawk put the connection on standby and turned to Scarlett, “I need you to scramble an airborne assault team to these coordinates, you will rendezvous with Alpine, he is already on location. He’s alone up there, get to him quickly.”
“Yes sir!” Scarlett immediately sprang into action, she activated her comm unit, “Scarlett to Staff sergeant, notify airborne assault team Charlie to mobilize for immediate scramble. Get me to the armory, I need something that can handle mountain terrain and high altitude operations. Clutch, shut the hell up and Adjust those Fuel to air ratios right now!”
"What, I didn't say anything!" Clutch was on the com from the armory.
"Its for what you were about to say!"
Valley of Shangri La: Outside the entrance to the Ruins of Cobra La
The Cobra landing party was fully mobilized and began its march through the Frozen, desolate valley, unaware that they were being followed by a member of the G.I. Joe special missions force.
A Para-Viper officer was on point a few yards ahead of the group. The Baroness was just behind him, followed by Dr. Mindbender and Graves.
Dr. Mindbender was shaking from the cold, “Are you sure we are going the right way Graves? There’s nothing up here! We are just a few Kilometers away from two of the most famous mountains in the world, how is it possible that an entire city can stay hidden for all of these years?”
“My good Dr., Besides the Mariana trench, this is the most hostile environment in the entire world. Over sixty percent of these mountains have only been seen by satellite imaging. And besides, according to the information on the discs of Sumatra, the city itself was built inside of the mountain itself. Quit a feat of engineering, but not surprising for such an advanced civilization.”
The Baroness could clearly hear the conversation. Ever since the briefing on the Air platform’s observation deck, she had wanted a private audience with Mark Graves.
“Graves, up here with me! You’re the only one who knows where this place is!”
Graves quickened his pace and caught up with the Baroness. After a few moments, the Baroness came to it, “So Graves, what were these people, aliens?”
Graves smiled, this was his favorite subject and he loved it when people asked this question, “Well Baroness, its unclear whether they were actually reptilian in nature, or if they just used the snake as a symbol of power, much the same way your organization does. They were not a vain people, other than their history, they don’t talk much about their appearance. The earliest script, speaks of their rebirth, after a great cataclysm. I’ve often wondered if perhaps they were refugees from a dying world, or “Aliens” as you say, but I doubt this is true.”
The Baroness breathed heavily, she was not used to the thin air of high altitude. “Why build their city here, in this waste land, if they had such power, why not rule the Earth?”
“Baroness, they were a wise and learned race. They had built their home on the Eighth continent, somewhere south of Africa. They were scientists and artists, not conquerors. The discs speak of a time of integration, when they lived in peace with the other civilizations of that time. They began to interbreed and exchange cultures, and in a way, this was their downfall.
"The records say that they became infected with the poison of the soul, greed, envy, lust, desires for power. These were foreign concepts to them, but after “Exposure” to the human condition, the later generations suffered from all of the imperfections of man.”
“In the end, they decided that the right thing to do, for themselves and for mankind, was to destroy all evidence of their existence and separate themselves from the rest of the world, taking their secrets with them.
They came to this valley, and built their city, Cobra La, the serpent paradise. The native tribes of this area often saw what they thought were Ghosts and spirits. They thought that this valley was haunted by evil spirits and called it Shangri La, paradise of spirits.”
The Para-Viper on point suddenly gave the signal to halt. The men quickly moved into a defensive sweep pattern.
The Baroness looked up and saw in the distance, a tight group of meteors fall from the sky, then suddenly change direction and slowly descend.
“Annihilators! The Grenadiers are here, defensive positions!” The Baroness was trained to act despite emotion, despite fear, but in her heart she wondered, ‘Is Destro among them? Would she have to kill her love, or perhaps die by his hand? Damn you Destro, we had it all, we had everything!’
A para-Viper on rear guard shouted through the come, “Incoming! The Joes are here! Prepare for rear guard action!”
Dr. Mindbender threw his arms up in the air, “Great, we should have just sent out invitations to everyone! The Girl scouts aren’t here yet, maybe we can call the Bolivian Navy as well!”
“Shut up Mindbender! And get down, your shiny dome is giving away our position!” The Baroness yelled at him.
Mark Graves suddenly shouted with joy, “Yes! Yes, yes, yes!”
“Are you crazy Graves, get down!”
“Baroness, this is it, the entrance to the city, I’ve found it!” He began to feel his hands over the wall of the mountain, “I think I can open it.”
The Baroness fell back and joined him, her troops were highly trained and knew what to do, “Well hurry, the gunfire is causing an avalanche, and the entire valley is starting to collapse!”
Welcome to Chapter 6:
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