Adventure - Aberrant - Aeon Trinity
The year is 1939, the Second World War has begun and Baron Zorbo has begun his attack upon New York City. The story focuses on Scarlet, who works with Safari Jack, to try to bring down the zeppelins of the opponent that fly close enough for them to deal with. Scarlet ponders on the whereabouts of two missing companions; the German and his side-kick, Phantom Face, remains missing. The two had vanished almost two years ago and with the coming of the war, Scarlet worries if they had anything to do with the sudden increase of Nazi power.
Jack finds a massive clown float which he has raised to bring them both closer to their target.Using her telekinetic abilities, Scarlet launches Safari Jack's zippo lighter onto the zeppelin, in hopes of causing it to burn down and crash. Jack questions the logic of having a flying vehicle filled with Hydrogen erupt into flames in front of them. But as the two map out their strategy, one of the zeppelins maneuvers to fire the death ray upon them. Scarlet has the lighter tear into the zeppelin's material, and the burning thing begins to crash their way. As the two leap from the clown and fall towards the Empire State Building. Jack uses his whip to latch onto a flag pole to swing them both to safety as they crash into a nearby window. Scarlet tells Jack they have to hurry downstairs. The downed zeppelin's death ray device was their objective. Unbeknownst to Scarlet, both the German and his side-kick, Phantom Face, were observing them from the shadows of a building.
Cut back to 1939, the German is clambering up a fire exit to see the events unfolding. The German had vanished after the incident with the Marquis FaSade in hopes of uncovering more truth regarding the existence of his son. In the many years of searching for answers, he had even found some documents supposedly of a Gravity chamber. He eventually finds the amusing Svetlana, who agrees to keep his existence a secret and inform Scarlet of his need to meet her when the opportunity arose.
In the Sky Fortress, Scarlet and the others meet with Machinatrix. Discussions are made and Maxwell Mercer offers himself for the safe passage of the group. Primoris and Crackshot had already left, she claimed, and the group decides to cut their loses at that moment.
Many years ahead of the timeline, Erik Langley converses with the Benefactor on the importance of the Inspired in relation to the Psionics and the Aberrants. With the Quantum that Aberrants harness making Psi unreliable, the Benefactor believes the Inspired - who seemingly disrupt probabilities to their favor - may be the best weapon against the Aberrants. He admits he needs Langley to be someone who can take over for him. He claims he has an Inspired survivor Langley can study, but he needs Langley to promise him the Inspired won't be abused. When Langley admits not being certain if he can trust the Benefactor, the Benefactor offers to ease his concerns by introducing himself directly.
A knock alerts Langley to someone outside, and he opens the door to see the Prexy himself, Alex Cassel. At first, this worries Langley, as it makes him think the Benefactor and the Prexy are one. But the Prexy instead admits to visiting Langley since he needs someone he can vent out to. He even goes as far as offering Langley promotions just to be a friend at his beck and call. The constant barrage of signals, transmissions and energy pulses are defeaning for the Prexy. When he comments on a constant buzzing that he senses from Langley's room, Erik realizes that many be the jamming signal that keeps his communications with the Prexy secret! The Prexy visits two more times, and even goes as far as shutting down a few city blocks to get some quiet. He reminds Langley that he needs the Huang-Marr Conspiracy settled, and suggests he contacts Miss Laceirda-Wu who is enroute to the Philippines. She had been regenerated by the Aesculapian Order, and the Prexy fears what conditions she had been made to agree with for her life back.
When the Prexy finally leaves, the Benefactor at last comes to visit. Langley stares at the man, who looks no older than someone in his mid-forties. The Benefactor admits that listening, eavesdropping and video devices won't work to capture his visage. And that the Inspired he was talking about was himself. When the Benefactor allows Langley to see him better, Langley realizes he does recognize the man: He is the German. And somehow, he has Defied Death though all these years.