--> The Hammer of Discipline
Having given the matter some thought, Piltogg realized that there was a major drawback to the Hammer of discipline, It could only remove one squad at a time. So with enough support, Piltogg could easily overpower Almighty Benny. As soon as he could find him anyway....
AH-HA! there he is. Shopping for dragon bones for his almighty Genie Magik.
Moronstudios, with his really, really old-school camera, was the first on the scene as Piltogg arrived in the Medivo town of Bashlebubzelman.
He was shortly followed by his new buddies Lord Von Krus, and Ross Varn (who, being a traitor to the immortal empire, was a potentially dangerous ally. But, hey... maybe he can use this as a means of redeeming himself.
His strategy in mind, Piltogg walked over to some Vlad-Tron soldiers, but to his dismay, his voice was just not loud enough to get the attention of the entire army at once.
So, he found a better vantage point.
A really, really tall vantage point. And with a plus 127 to his charisma roll, he convinced the entirety of the Vlad-Tron empire to become Akkadian citizens.
And he was heard. By a whole lot of dudes. With a whole lot of weapons.
They had all gathered here in Bashlebubzelman to worship their goddess Kasoda. A powerful and evil deity whose ultimate goal was to connect the Astral and material planes, allowing herself an endless supply of mortal lovers and victims.
Piltogg, his allies, and his newfound friend the Vladtron Empire, all started marching on Almighty Benny's position.
His Allies thought it was a good opportunity to attention whore for Moronstudio's Camera.
But Cpl. Halan was also there, with a sniper rifle that fired silver bullets. Not much of a threat for Piltogg, but it could be an issue for everyone else.
Large numbers of troops continued to advance at a snail-like pace.
And our heroes dodged behind some buildings to avoid sniper fire.
And their hiding was successful.
At this time, Almighty Benny noticed the advancing horde.
He used an Almighty Benny token to come up with the bright idea of walking into the city proper, where the ordered ranks of vladtron troops would find it much more difficult to follow him.
However, his path was soon blocked off by some vladtron irregulars.
Finding themselves rather useless, the Vladtron forces simply decided to cut off all routes of Benny's escape, letting the Heroes do the dirty work.
The opposing characters advanced on each-other.
And they met somewhere in the middle of town. And exchanged battle-cries.
Almighty Benny used the hammer of discipline on Piltogg. making him disappear.
Cries of shock were heard all throughout the lines of Vlad-tron.
Some swear, even to this day, that they saw they statue of Kasoda shed a single tear. Impossible of course, the bloody lunatics.
However, Ross Varn and Lord Von Krus were still around, and with a single swipe of his mighty broadsword, Krus ended the lord of genies.
He brought the Hammer back out in to the open fields outside the city limits.
And returned Piltogg to a state of existence.
And then Piltogg and friends had acquired three of the Artifakts
But what should they do with Benny?
Benny became the first corpse to inhabit an Akkadian resurrection chamber. Awaiting such a time as Piltogg might find him useful to return to the land of the living.
The Annexment of Vlad-tron into the Akkadian Empire, was also a nice plus, and certainly advanced the time-frame for Piltogg's master-plan. Which, in fact went far beyond the wildest nightmares of his various enemies. MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!!!
amidst the jubilation caused by this news, a single figure slipped out of Bashlebubzeelman, his job done for today, prepared for the next opportunity to strike a blow.
*Authors note-- sorry for the lack of carnage in this stage, it's not my stuff and I didn't want to break anything. So I went with more story-line than violence for this particular round. The next one, will definitely be covered in gore from every angle however.