OOC: Was waiting to give everyone else a chance to have fun beating up some Level 1 guards but we need to keep this moving since Flaredrick has gotten into a spot of bother
IC: As the various groups reported in the securing the lifts on their floor, Leech picked one and headed down there with Christopher at his side. The elevators descended through the xylems of the tree, down down down to the very roots.
"According to what we could get from Caliban," Leech explained, "All the Morlocks should be in just the one root. I believe the idea is normally to keep each supervillain separate in their own root, but the Morlocks aren't too high risk. Just high profile."
As they exited the lift, the other members of the group pouring out of other lifts, there was a rumbling above them. It grew louder and louder, setting many of them on the guard until the ceiling gave way in a shower of splinters and miniaturised concrete. Rhino toppled out of the hole that was left, a sudden glow of red lights illuminating him as his unorthodox approach set off every alarm in the place.
"What are you doing?!" Leech angrily shouted.
"Setting yous mugs up as decoys," Rhino grinned, "You really thinks I cared about a bunch of sewer rats? Nah. Theres bigger fish in here who'll pay through their noses to gets out. Not my fault if they escapes because a bunch a clumsy muties let 'em out."
Before any of the gathered mutants could stop him he pounded off again, the super-strength in his legs carrying him far and fast.
Leech sighed, "I probably should have seen that coming. Alec was right, trusting him was stupid. I just hoped that..." he shrugged, "Never mind. Ragger, Kirsty, Sue, you go get Jack. Rest of you with me, we'll go do what we came here to do. If we bump into our thick-skinned friend again, feel free to...cut loose a little on him."
As guards headed towards the intrusion, White Lightning was left in the Warden Quartermain's office, handcuffed to a bolted down chair and a power nullifying collar around his neck.
The bells were ringing in the dale
And men looked up with faces pale
The dragon's ire more fierce than fire
Laid low their towers and houses frail