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Part Four

Tikal, Guatemala

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Chapter 5

5.1

Time: Continuous Timeline

Locale: Miami International Airport

 

Gerald Crabbe's plan was to go to Flores, Guatemala and wait for Catherine to come and join them for further investigation in the jungle.

But at their first stop over at Miami Airport, one thing happened that changed the whole ball game.

There was a press conference held in the empty space beside Mexican Airline check counter. Mayee Tang (唐美儀), a Chinese International Movie Star, and Melanie de Baux (薄樂妮), a French Film Producer, were sitting behind a long table and facing a motley crowd of reporters, photographers and Tang's fan groups.

Melanie and Tang were there to announce their new company De Baux Mondes Film's first production.

But the conference was interrupted by Cassandra, who slipped away from Rohardoon's watch and came to ask for help.

Cassandra recognized Melanie and Tang, the linkage being the 'Chinese Jade Exhibition' at Musée Pellimét. The jade pieces including the Cóng and the Amethyst actually was donated to the museum by Alphonse de Baux (薄鳳池), Melanie's brother, and Mayee Tang's fiancé.

Alphonse de Baux mysteriously disappeared one day before the opening of the exhibition. Since Alphonse was still missing, the press conference was presided by Melanie de Baux.

Cassandra handed a napkin to them, and asked them to e-mail her mother, Dr. Catherine Denver, the massage on the napkin was: "Maman, nous allons au Guatemala en avion. Viens me trouver."

5.2

 

Alphonse's disappearance without any notes to his fiancé and sister, made both ladies uncomfortable and unbearable to attend the opening ceremony of the jade exhibition. Therefore, after the ceremony, they left the museum right away and returned to Tang’s home in Los Angeles. They had no knowledge of the theft of the 2 art pieces and the abduction of Cassandra.

Tang send the message to Catherine, and anxious to know what had happened at the exhibition, there were so many questions to be answered.

Shortly after, Catherine responded, and via e-mail conversation, Tang realized that the mother and daughter had been separated under a very strange situation. She decided to help Catherine to be reunited with her daughter again.

In her plan, she would charter 2 jet planes, one for Melanie and herself fly to Guatemala City International Airport hoping they could catch Cassandra there. The other would be waiting at Miami International Airport for Catherine to arrive from Paris and then taking her to Guatemala to meet with them.

At the Guatemala City International Airport, they had to wait 10 hours for Catherine's arrival, Tang and Melanie discovered at a Pollo Campero Fried Chicken eatery a napkin with crayon drawing of a flower underneath a skull.

When Catherine saw the napkins, she burst into tears, they were Cassandra's drawing and writing, and the flower underneath a skull indicated Flores was the city and Tikal would have to be their destination.

The Jet Plane staff told Tang that they could take them directly to a small airport near Tikal, instead of going to Flores. Thus, Gerald Crabbe's original plan was altered completely.

5.3

 

In a lodging near Tikal National Park, three ladies received an e-mail from Gerald Crabbe. He told them they had moved ahead of his original plan, so they would have to go into the jungle on their own.

But he had prepared all the necessary equipment and instructions for them to advance to a spot in the jungle and wait for Rohardoon and Cassandra to arrive.

Early next morning, as instructed, they went into the Tikal National Park, at the 6th Temple (Temple of the Inscriptions), a spider monkey delivered to Melanie a campus, the coordinates of the spot, and a mini crystal skull.

 

In a lodging at Flores, Rohardoon noticed that the Old Man was aging fast.

Then without warning, the Old Man pointed the index finger at him and shot a single spark into his forehead, then vanished.

 

With this implant, Rohardoon realized he was to take a leading role in this expedition, yet, the Old Man provided very little information to him, which forced him to follow his instinct.

The Old Man had prepared for them a strange but unique means of transportation to go to the Maya Jungle, a Llama.

 

As Cassandra and Rohardoon rode on its back, the Llama became airborne and flew them to Tikal and landed in the middle of the jungle.

 

It was in pitch black, Rohardoon brought the Crystal Skull Paperweight with him, it generated some week illumination, but he asked Cassandra to let Amethyst, which also generated some illumination, to lead the way.

 

By daybreak, they were still wondering in the jungle. But, Rohardoon noticed that they were circling a strange mount. He decided to investigate, they climbed the mount, and halfway through, they stepped into a hole and were chuted into the belly of the mount.

5.4

 

Among our 3 heroines, only Catherine had actual archaeological experience. Therefore, their advancing into the rain forest was led by her. But since Mayee Tang was a Kung Fu master, she was closely following Catherine so she could offer both Catherine and Melanie some extra protection.

 

According the Old Man’s coordinates, Catherine brought them to a small opening area in a dense forest. But they did not find any hut, as indicated in the given information.

 

They stepped out of the opening and ventured into the surrounding area for exploration. But what they walked into next were nightmares out of this world.

First, they were attacked by a swarm of insects, similar to firefly but could set any surface on fire upon contact. Yet as they panicked trying to extinguish the fire on their clothing, hair, and body, Tang realized that the fire was not real, just some kind of mirages.

 

This was just the beginning of their nightmare, next they found they were rained down by a crude-oil-like liquid and it plunged them into pitch black darkness. Catherin and Tang quickly grabbed each other's hand, but they lost Melanie.

They lost all their senses, dared not to even move a muscle.

Fortunately and strangely, the black rain ebbed away. They searched around for Melanie and she had been mysteriously returned to the opening in the woods.

 

They decided to set up camp for the night. This time, they encountered a huge snake with a head on both ends. They scattered and hide behind a large tree, but in turn they startled an old man with a white robe already hiding behind the tree.

The old man shrieked in a high-pitched female voice and then disappeared but dropped a purple crystal skull to the ground.

Catherine picked it up, they all returned to the tent for the night.

5.5

 

In the meantime, Rohardoon and Cassandra found themselves in the middle of a typical Mayan underground chamber.

From the time they landed in the jungle, Rohardoon had been asking the Amethyst what they were looking for. This was because the Old Man had disappeared, and he could not get any instructions from the spark in his forehead.

Through Cassandra, Rohardoon learned that the answer was just one thing -- a 'bed.'

 

Now in a side chamber, they found the 'bed.' Rohardoon finally realized that it was a 'Stasis,' a sleeping and recharging unit for distant space travelling astronaut.

 

The Old Man did not leave any instruction as what to do next. But Rohardoon began to analyse the situation. First, the Old Man’s disappearance had something to do with his diminishing energy. The Stasis could exactly fit the purpose of recharging him.

 

But the Old Man was not here, he took out 3 objects: Cóng (the jade piece), clear crystal skull (Rohardoon’s), and a large amber colored crystal skull (the Old Man’s).

 

He understood that all these crystal and jade stuff were 'Proxys' of its owner, so theoretically speaking, the Stasis should be able to revitalize the owners too.

 

He consulted with Cassandra and the Amethyst. They decided to try to put the amber-colored crystal skull into the stasis. But when the stasis began to distort and melt down the skull, Rohardoon rescued it by pull it out of the Stasis by force. Then the entire ceiling of the chamber fell upon them. They barely escaped death by jumping out of the way of the tons of the falling dirt.

 

As they were thinking how to get out of the belly of the mount, a crystal crocodile appeared from nowhere and began to lead them to the exit.

5.6

 

The crystal crocodile led Rohardoon and Cassandra directly to the ladies' camp site.

But Melanie thought it was another monster, she kicked Rohardoon's buttock, he hit his head on a tree trunk and that knocked him out temporarily.

By the time he regained his consciousness, Cassandra had already reunited with her mother, so he missed out on the commotions and emotional outbursts among the ladies.

 

He was bombarded with numerous questions from the ladies, about the whole mess and about the Old Man.

Then a white-robed old man passed through their camp and tent, holding something in his empty hands, like Hamlet, murmuring to himself.

They were wondering who he was and what was the thing held in his hand.

Catherine returned to the tent and brought out the purple crystal skull.

 

Suddenly the white-robed old man reappeared and demanded them to hand over the skull to him.

But when he saw Cassandra, he opened his mouth and tried to swallow Cassandra. (Later on, we learned that that was because Cassandra contained 'good eggs.')

Catherine and Rohardoon grabbed each of Cassandra's hand and engaged with the white-robed old man in a tug of war.

 

At that moment, Gerald Crabbe re-appeared, and the white-robed man immediately recognized him and called him ‘Captain.’

Gerald Crabbe first thanked Catherine, Mayee Tang, and Melanie de Baux for their help and involvement in this expedition.

5.7

 

What happened next was the ‘Captain’ Gerald Crabbe engaged the white-robed old man, in a drilling conversation that aided him to recall what happened in the past, and why the Amethyst was lost then showed up in Paris?

 

The white-robed old man answered in a high-pitched voice, his behavior was also very effeminate, which puzzled all the audiences until they realized that this white-robed old man was 2 persons in one: Jerrona and Jerrod.

 

Using the Cóng and the purple crystal skull, Gerald Crabbe successfully separated them, and let them give their own version of what had happened here more than thousand years ago.

 

It seemed both to be Gerald Crabbe’s subordinate. Jerrona remembered strange things started to happen in the Jaguar Paw King – Chak Tok Ichʼaak’s reign, and one day, his court received visiting soldiers from the west. The next day, Chak Tok Ichʼaak was dead.

 

Jerrona didn’t know the new King. She was Chak Tok Ichʼaak’s Shaman, then she was thrown out of the new King’s court by one of the new soldiers. The same soldier trick her to check up on Jerrod, who was, at that moment, recharging in a secrete crystal bed. Their Captain – Gerald Crabee had arranged a strict recharging schedule for them. Each of them would take turns sleep in the crystal bed for 500 years, the one who was not recharging would act as the guardian for the local people for 500 years.

 

The time was about for Jerrona to go recharging and let Jerrod return to their earthly duty. She listened to that soldier’s suggestion and checked up on Jerrod, but she was swallowed by Jerrod. As for why he was dormant, and she became dominant, she had no idea.

5.8

 

When it was Jerrod’s turn to tell his story, he admitted that the last thing he remembered was Jerrona’s staring at him. Then a voice told him to swallow her. His mouth was pulled wide open and Jerrona fell in. Yet immediately he was overpowered by her and became dormant ever since.

 

Gerald offered an explanation, that had something to do with their race, the Tuwenwens (Jerrona) was a highly developed race, much advanced than Huwuhen (Jerrod) race.

 

Jerrod then reported that the voice told him to swallow Jerrona was not an unknown voice. He recalled 3 encounters with this voice during around 100 years’ time. The first was a Macaw enquiring about their Captain. The second was a crocodile, asking him about a ‘lost’ bed. The third was a Feathered Serpent, asking if he can spare a jade piece to it.

 

Of course, this kind of isolated questions and answers made all the audiences totally lost.

 

Therefore, the Old Man Gerald Crabbe gave everyone a brief history of their Earth life.

5.8.1  

 

The Spacecraft

 

Tens of thousands of years ago, a spacecraft crashed into the Antarctic Pole on Earth. It was an advanced and specially designed spacecraft in several ways: It was not made of metal, but of an 'eternal' and 'living' crystal that were never materialized on any other planet.

 

The spacecraft was for extreme long-range space travel - the destination was a planet 10 million light years away from their original planet. It was the planet that the 'eternal' crystal came from.

5.8.2 

 

The Astronauts

 

There were 3 Astronauts, hibernating in their own stasis. 2 were Tuwenwen race, the 3rd Huwuhen race. Tuwenwen was an amoeba-like creature and totally black in color. Huwuhen was most closely resembled a humanoid.

The spacecraft also had a captain, a giant hermit crab like creature, who was in charge of the navigation for the entire trip.

But the Astronauts, the captain, they were all dead long long time ago!

 

5.8.3 

 

The Parasite

 

Gerald Crabbe and his entourage only took the identify of the Alien Astronauts and the Captain, they were in reality just a single-cell, nano-parasite that hitchhiked all over the galaxy, searching for a symbiotic host. They hopped on this special spacecraft and dwelt inside of the hibernating Astronauts.

 

5.8.4 

 

The Captain & the Sarcophagus

 

But the Captain, as a giant hermit-crab-like creature, his own life survived and extended thousands of years after the crashing of the spaceship, by sleeping and revitalizing in a special Sarcophagus.

This Sarcophagus was discovered by Tuwenwen scientists on their own planet. After initial examination, they believed that they had touched immortality!

Because the granite-like material the Sarcophagus was made of was not only organic, but also living. Several generations of scientists studied and analyzed it, they realized that this organic stone was an eternal living being!

The Scientists managed to harvest certain kind of crystal from the Sarcophagus and by using the crystals, they built this special spaceship designed for a very long journey back to the origin planet of the Sarcophagus.

 

Unfortunately, only halfway through their journey, the spaceship crashed into Earth's south pole. Eventually the three astronauts all died, along with the nano-parasites that co-existed with them.

 

But the Captain outlasted them for another millennium, so did the nano-parasite that co-exist in his body.

During this time, the Captain studied and researched into the spaceship technology and attempted to salvage the mission but failed.

Eventually his life ended too.

 

5.8.5 

 

The Ore, the Inner-self Alchemy Decoction, and the Crystal Skull

 

The nano parasite survived this natural death by migrating from the deceased Captain and seeped into the living Sarcophagus.

At the nano-molecule level, they inherited the immortal material's entire memory. The memory included all the knowledge of the Universe and its Advanced Technology. So, the nano-parasite became highly intelligent, and pared with the Captain's research and development spirit, they were able to create the Old Man Gerald Crabbe and his entourage.

 

They were a collective of million nano single cells in a projected image of human form (and the solid body as well, if concentrated).

This miraculous magic was performed with the aid of 3 tools: the first being the ORE, a small piece taken from the Sarcophagus; the second the INNER-SELF DECOCTION of each character's spirit; and the third the CRYSTAL harvested from the Sarcophagus, forged into the shape of a human SKULL.

 

5.8.6 

 

Out of the Deep Sea

 

The Captain acted as their Leader, and the first thing he did was transported two males (Jerrod and Jerome) out of the Antarctic Sea and landed them in Sichuan, China (四川 中國) and set forth the Sanxingdui Civilization (三星堆文明).

The Female Astronaut (Jerrona) joined them later, as her development into a projected astronaut was slower than the males.

Yet her arrival caused an un-foreseen problem, a mating rivalry and love triangle evolved among them.

 

5.8.7 

 

Into the Maya Jungle

 

The Old Man decided to send the troublemaker Jerome back to the Antarctic Sea and move Jerrod and Jerrona to the Maya jungle. He also transported the 2 stasis for male astronauts to the Maya jungle and ruled that Jerrod and Jerrona each in turn should sleep in the stasis for 500 years for recharging their metabolism. When they were active on earth, they acted as the Shaman for the Maya Kings and people as well.

5.9

 

Jerome's Expel from the Group and his Revenge against the Captain

 

While still in Sanxingdui, Jerome was sent back to the Antarctic Sea by Gerald.

While confined within the spaceship, somehow Jerome became almost more powerful than Gerald.

 

He secretly returned to the Maya jungle, found out that the Captain was absent, so he started a revenge scheme, by stealing all three tools that the Captain designed to create Jerrona and Jerrod, namely: the Ore, the Crystalized Inner-Self Decoction, and the Crystal Skull; then tricked Jerrod to swallow Jerrona, and then turned them into a ghostly monster of the Mayan jungle.

 

The Crystal Reefs/Crystal Ark

 

During all these times, the Captain Gerald Crabbe had moved on to another mission, he created the Crystal Reefs (or the Crystal Ark) to take care of deep-sea creatures and save endangered sea animals.

The location he chose to build such an Ark/Reefs was the Anticosti Island, Quebec, Canada, at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.

5.10

 

Tokyo Sensei(東京先生 - Eli Charmoon - 梶兵猶太郎)

Suddenly their briefing was interrupted by Tokyo Sensei's arrival. He was air-lifted down from a helicopter.

At Rohardoon's Montrael apartment, Gerald had tricked Tokyo Sensei to believe that the destination of their trip was Cancun.

When Tokyo Sensei found out it was false, he used one of his collected Alien Artifacts - a Dragon-Head Stick(龍頭拐杖), to pinpoint the Mayan jungle location.

He still desired to possess the Amethyst. But this time, he had to deal with Jerrona, since the Amethyst was hers.

Jerrona suggested that a ball game to be held at the ball court of the Tikal National Park, and they were to bet on the outcome of the game to determine the owner of the Amethyst.

 

Ancient Mayan Hip Ball Game

Tikal National Park issued a permit to De Baux Mondes Film company for filming a docudrama about the Ancient Mayan Ball Game.

 

The Movie Production

Melanie did a thorough job in setting up the production, which included writing up the rules of the game; selecting players and appoint referees for both teams; invigorating the surrounding Mayan communities by hiring several Concheros Dance Troupes from Mexico City for the movie's Ritual Dance Sequence; bringing in devoted Mayee Tang's Fan Groups from New York and Florida as the game audiences, etc.

5.11

 

The Ball Game

 

The players: Mayee Tang and Rohardoon for Jerrona's team; Haruhana Wakako and Ninja Warrior Tengai Ryunosuke for Tokyo Sensei's team.

The Game itself turned out to be violent and deadly, particularly for Rohardoon, because from the start, Haruhana's intention was to seriously injure him, to revenge him of his defeating her at the Paris Museum of looting the Amethyst.

 

But in the end, Tokyo Sensei's team lost, by that, he divulged the whereabout of Dr. Hennessy Law, Cassandra's father and Dr. Catherine Denver's estranged husband.

Dr. Law at the present was in a secrete and unknown place near Sanxingdui in the Sichuan province of China(四川成都 三星堆). Also, according to Tokyo Sensei, Alfonse De Baux was with Dr. Law too.

 

After the game, Tokyo Sensei and his people returned to Tokay, but Jerrona decided to go with him, she was able to do that after the Old Man gave the purple Crystal Skull back to her.

The Amethyst wanted to go with Cassandra.

 

In the meantime, the crystal Crocodile decided to follow Haruhana Wakako back to Tokyo.

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