The Supreme Commander stands over the body of the former base commander of the Sentinel armory as he listens to the report from a terrified soldier, "We lost twenty standard Sentinel units, luckily the more advanced models were untouched. Evidence seems to indicate it wasn't an intentional intrusion."
Stryfe nodded, "Very well, any indication as to the identity of the intruders?"
The soldier nodded, "We've confirmed Creed 7, David Hardy and Magni. We're assuming the rest were the Shield team that aided the Creed's escape in Chicago. We're still working on where they're headed."
Stryfe looked off in the distance, "They're going to the Bifrost cannon."
The soldiers in the room gave him a confused look. He sighed loudly, "Have any of you been paying any attention at all?"
Magni touched down 1 mile south of Fargo, Minnesota near the North Dakota border. He sat Jenkins down and he carved a symbol into the ground. He then cut a finger tip and dripped some blood on the symbol before slamming his hand down in the center. The rest of the group appeared in a flash of light. Morton gave Jenkins a wary look, "I still don't see why we couldn't just do this at the Bifrost base."
Quartermain rolled his eyes, "Well if they just landed in the middle of the base we'd pop up in the middle of one of the most secure Iron army posts on Earth and we'd all die. If we sneak in we have a slight chance of survival."
David looked down at the ground around them as the group grumbled, "Umm, has anyone noticed something off here?"
7 looked around, "We appear to be standing in a boot print."
Fry leaned down and noticed a partial imprint of a serial number, "It's a Sentinel print."
Walker's eyes went wide,"When the hell did they start making them this big?"
7 had a look of recognition, "Its a mark 6 5, they're much larger and more dangerous than regular sentinels. They're made as a back up in case the cannon fails."
Quartermain jumped out of the print, "So God slayers are actually a thing? I always assumed it was just some story they used to scare rookies."
7 nodded, "I wasn't entirely sure myself, if half the stories are true this is going to be much more difficult."
Morton and David replied in unison, "How much more difficult?"
Fry looked up, "Make peace with what ever god you pray to, cause odds are you'll be meeting them soon."
Morton sighed and glared at Quartermain, "If we live, I'm gonna kick your ass."
He looked back, "You want out you're free to go."
Morton gave him a blank stare before turning back to 7, "Any idea how to destroy one of these things?"
7 shrugged, "I wasn't even aware they were real until two minutes ago."
Fry hopped up next to Quartermain, "Look on the bright side, getting killed fighting one of those is practically a free pass into Valhalla."
Magni nodded, "Aye."
The Agent shook his head," I'm Catholic."
Fry shrugged, "Well then, you'll just have to settle for an interesting obituary."
David chuckled a bit," In the past year I've seen psycho mutants, mad scientist, space gods and more giant monsters than I can count. I don't give a flying stark about some big robots."
7 stepped up next to him with a nod and began walking toward the state line, "We have a lot of ground to cover, and the base is probably already on alert."
The Wrecking crew are given details on the team traveling with Magni by the base commander, General Marcus Ruben. After the briefing he looks over to the Mark 6 5 Sentinel towering over the base, "I'd honestly love if you could keep those damned things from leveling the state, so try not to make them necessary."
The leader of the crew called Wrecker leaned over to his comrade Bulldozer, "It might be more fun to turn one loose and watch the carnage."
Bulldozer chuckled, "I'll bring the popcorn."
Piledriver chimed in, "I heard they have nukes on them."
Ruben cleared his throat, "I don't care if they shoot rainbows out of their asses, they're strictly last resort."
Wrecker chuckled, "You're just scared the Supreme Commander will put your head on a pole if we break one of his toys."
Ruben pointed over to the Mark 6 5, "You run into something that can break that, you have bigger problems than the Supreme Commander."
West Fargo, North Dakota
A soldier walks into a cluster of trees on his routine patrol, 7 drops down behind him and runs his adamantium knife through his back and deactivates his comm. The rest of the group then quickly makes their way into the ruins of the small town. A second soldier rounds a corner near them and Agent Walker beheads him before he can see them.
Quartermain pulls out a small tracking device and whispers, "One more in the..."
He stops when the bleep disappears, "Never mind."
7 enters the decayed house the group is hiding in, "The area is clear for the moment."
Magni scowled, "I'm not fond of this sneaking."
7 sat down across from him, "There will be plenty of combat to go round soon enough, right now we need to survive long enough for the fight that matters."
He shifted where he sat, "I am a god, not some slinking assassin."
7 gave him a stern look, "If you want your people free, you'll need to swallow that pride. We are out numbered and out gunned, outside of an elaborate suicide open combat would accomplish nothing at the moment."
(To be continued)