Chapter 9: "Rebellion"
Two years following Dr. Edward Richtofen and Dr. Schuster arriving on the Moon, Dr. Richtofen and many others from Group 935 at his side, constructed a small base around the MPD, the Vril-Ya pyramid device, with breathable air and a sustained power generator.
With all the equipment set up and another MTD built to directly teleport to Der Riese, Dr. Richtofen was ready to perform a speech for his allies conspiring against Dr. Maxis and his vision of Group 935.
"Gentlemen, for two long years we have toiled here and at Eagle's Nest to build up fortifications. For two long years we have taken equipment to build up our labs. For two long years we have worked under Group 935, believing that Dr. Maxis truly wants to help the world. For two long years we've led a double life. Today, that all ends."
Many in the crowd began to stir. From all walks of life they all had a love for science and a respect for Dr. Richtofen. No one else at Group 935 stood up to Dr. Maxis, or outwardly disagreed with his policies, except him.
"I bring to you what this project is all about. What I have worked to keep from my enemy."
Dr. Schuster removed the foil-lined cloth from the MPD, still clean and spotless even after the construction. Everyone in the crowd was baffled.
Dr. Groph at the front spoke up, "What is it Dr. Richtofen? It looks alien."
"It is an ancient vril machine. And you, Dr. Groph, are now the lead scientist here at Griffin Station. You will be the one to discover how it works.”
The crowd of scientists applauded Dr. Groph on his new position.
Dr. Groph smiled and waved as he walked next to Dr. Richtofen. "We first must discover what it does."
"Nein, Dr. Groph, I know what it does. It is a direct connection to another dimension."
Audible gasps could be heard at the announcement. Dr. Groph included.
"No more preposterous than teleporting all of you to the moon and building Griffin Station is it?"
"I suppose not, how do you know what it does?"
"I found many interesting vril artifacts here. I have decoded some of their language, all signs point to this device being a stable gateway to the Aether."
The crowd continued their chatter on the subject as Dr. Richtofen finished his speech.
Dr. Schuster interrupted the chatter to inform Dr. Richtofen of an important discovery.
"Dr. Richtofen, I am aware of a project being run by Dr. Maxis at Der Riese concerning vril."
"As am I. I am going back to my port at Group 935 to continue the charade. I will be finding out just how much information Dr. Maxis has on vril. Once the machine is operational, I will enact my plan and return. Gentlemen, let the games begin."
Once more the crowd applauded. Soon they would undermine Dr. Maxis and everything he stood for.
“A-glauran. Ya Un.”
They are back.
"Shhhh, the voices are so loud!"