After hearing the briefing from the 1st SET Elle of the Owls is deeply concerned. She gathers the group in a small meeting room in Gallup to follow up the debriefing, Cory is notably absent. She begins with a hard look at Zolo, "I don't normally leave the Castle to brief in the field, but I wanted to get a read on this situation for myself." She continues, turning her attention to the wider room, "What you have reported is very serious. While, sadly, demons are not uncommon on this world their attempt to gain a permanent foothold is disturbing. Our scouting based on the intelligence you gathered is that the demons have constructed a hell pit here in New Mexico. These pits are literally a small piece of Hades made present on earth. It explains what some of you saw through the portal in Colorado, hell with an earthen sky. With enough time and power, this pit can become a permanent fixture on our wolrd."
Sighing she opens a small holographic computer with a map of North America, "The Legion is a nascent organization. We don't have an army large enough to storm a demonic beachhead. And even if we did, deploying such and army in the deserts of New Mexico would be logistically difficult. Ley line teleporting does gain us some mobility, but again, we lack sufficient punch. The Council of Hope is reaching out to our allies, to assemble a group of heroes from Lazlo, New Lazlo, the Cyberknights, and others. Bringing together such a diverse group and getting them into place will take time. We need you to buy that time."
She switches the image on her projector to a simple blue feather.
"As you know, our former Sergeant Severin Fell has made a pact with the demon lord behind this incursion. His presence is a deeply disturbing form of psychological warefare. No doubt, his feelings for Cory have been twisted and manipulated in the perverse way only demons can do, the commander pauses long enough to look at Anarik and his familiar. "Nonetheless, we must press on. What Fell seeks is the key to victory for our combined force. The items he seeks are ancient earth artifacts, many preserved by the first peoples of this land, designed to manipulate the gateways between worlds. With them, the hell pit can be made permanent or can be destroyed and folded in on itself...it depends on who holds them. We must hold them."
She scans the assembly one more time, "As the closest special exploratory team in the region, your mission is to intercept Fell and secure these items. Once you have them, rendezvous with our army so we can close the pit for good. It will be a delicate operation so I have brought additional equipment from Castle Refuge, you'll need every advantage you can get."