After discovering Gearmaster’s hideout and driving off Wormhole, our heroes prepared to face the old villain himself as a gearwork submarine surfaced in the slip below. The heroes leaped into action, but Athena sunk beneath the water and Lamasu knocked the already-precarious catwalk with a crane and the structure began to collapse. Acting quickly, Sand Sphinx summoned pillars of earth to support the structure and form a stable stairway for the other to descend.
Gearmaster emerged and faced down Sparkle Phoenix and Lamasu while Seeker attempted to rescue Athena from the depths using the damaged crane. She acted quickly enough to avoid a jolt of electricity sent through the crane’s cable system by The Eel. The attack revealed the underwater menace to Athena, who attacked using the crane’s grasping mechanism, but damaging the submarine in the process.
Seeing a new threat, Haze reached into The Eel’s mind, planting a false memory of Gearmaster killing her parents to so discord between the villains. The Eel charged at Gearmaster, but Lamasu intercepted her with a pounce, bowling her to the ground. Only Sand Sphinx’s timely intervention prevented him from received a powerful electric shock.
Seeker pushed Gearmaster to reveal his plans and began persuading him that villainy was not the path to help his family. Athena surfaced and urged Haze to join the fight. Haze stepped through shadows and positioned herself to intervene if necessary while Sand Sphinx added weight to Seeker’s words. Lamasu continued to struggle with The Eel, who slipped into the water to escape seeing that things had turned against her.
The heroes talked Gearmaster down and offer to help him find a new way to help his family. He revealed that Wormhole was his contact with the Olympia Club.
After the confrontation, the heroes relaxed in Seeker’s hideout.