In this hair-raising adventure of Tesla’s Power Corp you can follow the exploits of the following heroes:
- Mike Callahan – Tough private-eye with a zest for life.
- Liam Clark – Heroic world traveler, linguist, and transportation ace.
- Johnny Kelly – Self-taught mechanic and chemist who knows he is the best at what he does…just ask him!
- Tommy Kelly – Teen thief with a “Robin Hood” complex.
- Miles Ravenwood – Mysterious man-of-means with knowledge in all things arcane.
After repairing Liam’s plane and flying to France our heroes trudge down into the bowels of the Castle Of Our Lady Of Mercy. After some searching they find an abandoned stairwell that leads into a room lined with statues of knights. At the end of the room is a statue of a priest with his hand up in prayer. Tommy searches the hallway and finds several stones that depress just in front of the priest statue. Johnny and Miles take a look as the area and determine that the walls on both sides look like they might move to the center of the room sealing it off. Tommy triggers a switch that he finds on the priest statue. This causes several knight statues at the end of the room to come to life! As they start to march down the hallway Miles cuts loose with a confusion spell that seems to temporarily confuse them. He then starts blasting at them with lightning bolts. Mike opens up with his twin Colts sending one up in a cloud of stone dust! Tommy places a steel bar between the walls to prevent them from sealing. After Mike fells the final statue with a punch from his brass knuckles the group decides to trigger the switch and let the walls close. When they close the floor drops out sending the group down a slide! Tommy catches himself and Johnny long enough that the weird scientist can apply glue to his hands and feet so that the pair can descend carefully.
At the bottom of the slide the group finds another room. This room contains sarcophagus down the left and right walls. At the end of the room there are three sarcophagus arranged on thick stone slabs. After sensing for magic Miles decides to open the one of the right. Inside he finds a silver medallion with writing in Latin that says, “My brethren have gone to the land of fire and ice, but this secret I take to the grave. While my brethren sailed away, I was left to guard the key to the great secret. I have done my duty. May God accept me into his grace. Amen.”
When Johnny finds no obvious way to leave the room he examines the other two sarcophagus. When Mike lifts off the cover he is surprised to find an older French gentlemen holding a Tommy Gun on him! The man confronts the group calling them, “Nazi devils!!!” After Miles quickly calms down the man he tells them that his name is Pierre de Molay. After a bit of questioning the group says that they were sent by the Templars to ensure that the treasure does not fall into the wrong hands. When Pierre asks to see their “mark” they admit to not being members but to be working for them. Still a bit nervous Pierre leads the group upstairs so that they can talk in a bit more comfort. At the top of the stairs he opens a strange stone lock then escorts the group into the courtyard.
To everyone’s surprise the courtyard is crowded with Nazi’s and flying overhead is a zeppelin! Leading the Nazi soldiers is the undying Mister Scar. After taunting the heroes he orders his men to open fire. At this point Tesla’s Power Corp jumps into action! Johnny uses his flame thrower to send several men screaming down the sides of the castle walls. Liam darts across the courtyard dodging gunfire to take out a couple more on the far wall. Tommy orders his spiders to attack some men while another falls to a deadly knife throw. Miles takes a shot then lets go with a lightning bolt on Mister Scar. The tough gumshoe, Mike Callahan, barks fire from his twin pistols sending soldier after soldier to their grave! Pierre fires back with a pistol. As the battle rages Miles shoots a massive lightning bolt at the zeppelin which causes it to erupt in a massive ball of flame! With the Nazis defeated the heroes examine the wreckage of the blimp. Even though the blimp went up in flame the gondola fell away as the blimp went up in flames. It is severely dented but relatively in tact! Inside the group finds the Captain with a broken neck from the fall. In his coat is a notebook with sketches and drawings. When the book is opened the silver Templar amulet pulls to a certain page. The page is a rough drawn sketch of a region of Iceland…the Land Of Fire And ice. With that the Corp members say goodbye to Pierre and the Templars.
Ice Castle Chaos
On Iceland the group gathers cold weather gear and heads into the mountains following the pull of the Templar amulet. It leads them to a majestic castle made completely of ice. After opening the doors with the amulet the Corp treads carefully inside. At the far end of the first pillar lined room are a set of double doors. As they approach the doors ripple with a faint blue glow. Emerging from the doors and walls behind the group are four strange ice elemental creatures! The group cuts loose with lightning blasts and guns but Johnny’s flame blast sends them reeling. Tommy warns Johnny about shooting the flame for fear of it weakening the pillars holding up the roof. After quickly taking out the creatures the group proceeds.
The next room is a large chamber with small alcoves containing books and scrolls of various origin. In the center of the chamber is a large round table with 13 chairs. On 12 of the chairs are skeletons wearing chainmail. On the chair facing the doorway a man in armor who stands to address the group. After convincing the knight that they are here to prevent the treasure from falling into the wrong hands he loosens up and explains the situation. He tells the Corp that his name is Sir Richard. He explains that six hundred years ago he became the guardian of the Templar treasure. The treasure is the documents around the room. They are the collected wisdom from now forgotten kingdoms. Sir Richard then acknowledges that the location of the treasures could not stay hidden forever.
As the group moves towards the shelves they hear a voice from the hallway with pillars. A Nazi commander named Sturmbanhfuhrer Heinrich Kempler enters the room backed by many soldiers. He compliments the group for finding the treasure then tells his men to attack! Again the group jumps into action! Johnny sends a flame blast down the hallway with the pillars taking out almost all of the Nazi soldiers! Miles and Mike blast away at Kempler. Liam takes out some stray soldiers with his pistol. With his men down and the castle structure weakened by flame attacks Kempler decides to beat a hasty retreat. Before leaving Johnny quickly sets up a sled using a table and two chairs. The Corp quickly gathers some random paperwork then moves quickly out of the castle as it collapses behind them!
In our next fantastic tale the heroes of Tesla’s Power Corp uncover a nefarious plot backed by an immortal force of nature who is on the verge of gaining world dominating power!