“The story so far… Poison Ivy has turned Robinson Park into a lethal jungle, packed full of carnivorous killer plants. Having successfully apprehended her, Batman must now recover the eco-terrorist’s plant toxins and allow the vegetation to return to normality. However, despite the help of Cyborg and the Gotham City Police Department, the Dark Knight has failed to discover the whereabouts of Isley’s vat of contaminants and, to make matters worse, has realised that the heroes are being stalked by the deadly Weeping Angels…”
|ONE OF GOTHAM CITY'S FINEST DECIDES NOT TO RISK THE EMBRACE OF IVY'S TANGEWEED|
With the sound of crashing foliage fast approaching them from the West, Cyborg discovered that the pathway he was following suddenly opened up to the North and Southeast. Fearing that the northern trail might double-back towards the central clearing and thus the Weeping Angels, two of the Gotham City Police officers bravely took the lead and went with the other route, whilst Victor Stone, Batman and the third lawman followed behind. Out of sight, two scary statues passed through the clearing and constructed an infestation point.
The Southeastern pathway the heroes were following snaked South, and offered the ‘explorers’ an opportunity to branch off to the East as well. Nervously the two leading policemen split up to look down each trail. Behind them Cyborg positioned himself to try and give them both some covering fire with his augmented weaponry. Batman meanwhile, along with one of Gotham Police Department’s finest, continued to slowly protect the main group’s rear. Although his crime-fighting instincts kept telling him that the jungle around him was somehow moving of its own accord and that their route back to their starting position may not any longer exist.
|THE WEEPING ANGELS CREATE AN INFESTATION POINT|
Momentarily distracted the Dark Knight looked up to see two Weeping Angels reaching out to him and his companion. The startled superhero managed to throw himself back from the unforgiving stone claws. But despite the buzz of Cyborg’s covering fire (+1 to dice roll) and the very presence of Bruce Wayne’s alter-ego (+1 to dice roll), the flat-foot beside Batman found himself… in another place, and another time. The scary statues had finally drawn ‘blood’.
|BATMAN AND AN OFFICER FEND OFF THE SCARY STATUES WHILST CYBORG EXPLORES FURTHER|
To make matters worse both the remaining Law Enforcement officers discovered that their own paths were now somewhat blocked by Poison Ivy’s infamous Tangleweed; a vile form of vegetation which the heroes can only move through on the roll of a 4+. Not wishing to become trapped by the plant and easy prey for the Weeping Angels, the policeman following the easternmost trail quickly double-backed upon himself and joined Batman. Whilst the cop moving South dubiously entered the prickly pathway before him…
Sensing that they had their prey on the ropes, the two pursuing Weeping Angels once again reached out for the Dark Knight. But this time the Caped Crusader was ready for them and soon reduced one of the scary statues to rubble with a flurry of bat-a-rangs.
|HAVING LOST ONE COP TO THE WEEPING ANGELS, BATMAN TEAMS-UP WITH ANOTHER|
The Gotham City Policeman currently ‘leading’ the heroes South, desperately struggled to pull himself free of the Tangleweed and momentarily found himself caught on the plant’s vicious thorns. With a ripping sound though, the lawman pulled free and watched as the significantly heavier Cyborg crashed into the Briar Patch. Behind them Batman and the other lawman slowly retreated away from the Weeping Angels, all the time trying desperately not to blink. Unbeknownst to the ‘dynamic duo’ however more of the scary statues were emerging from the jungle in pursuit. Although much to the extra-terrestrials’ consternation, they themselves were falling prey to the ever-evolving wildlife around them.
|WITH TANGLEWEED BEHIND THEM AND SCARY STATUES IN FRONT, BATMAN SLOWLY RETREATS|
Eager to keep up with the lone Lawman moving ever further South, Cyborg desperately thrashed against the Tangleweed that surrounded his formidable form. Surprisingly however, the plant resisted Victor’s super-strength and despite his best efforts the Justice Leaguer remained trapped. Behind him Batman decided to risk a quick hurl of a bat-a-rang at a nearby Weeping Angel, and gave a satisfied nod when his weapon cleaved the stone statue’s head clean off!! Having bought some time, he grabbed the Gotham City policeman beside him and leapt into the Tangleweed holding Cyborg fast. All three heroes were now waist deep in the ever-grasping vile vines…
Terrified and tired, the party’s only free-standing member looked as the trail he was following snaked East and with a cry of delight yelled for the others to join him. He had found Poison Ivy’s missing toxin vat!! Although between him and his prize was another bush of Tangleweed. Determined to join the excited Gotham City Police officer, an impatient Cyborg finally tore himself free of his vegetable bonds, and started to follow his colleague’s footsteps. Dosing himself with anti-Tangleweed Bat-repellant, the Dark Knight also clambered free. But as he turned to lend the group’s final member a helping hand he was horrified to find himself looking at a Weeping Angel. The lawman (-1 dice roll as on his own) had been ‘consumed’.
|WITH VICTORY IN SIGHT A SECOND GOTHAM CITY COP FALLS VICTIM TO THE WEEPING ANGELS|
Passing through the Tangleweed without effort, the sole surviving Gotham City police officer reached his poisonous prize, and activated the remote Bat-homing device the Caped Crusader had given each team member. Within seconds a roar overhead alerted the lawman to the presence of the Batwing, and by the time both Cyborg and Bruce Wayne’s alter ego had joined him, the flying vehicle had already automatically hoisted up the chemical vat into its hold, and was awaiting further instructions…