Issue 02: Smoke and Mirrors pt. 2
Robin had led them into the city and then immediately down into the sewers, stifling off any protests with a quick, "Not my fault we stand out." and led them through the winding maze underneath Gateway's streets.
Eventually they stopped at a seemingly normal stretch of wall, before Robin pressed his hand against it and leaned in, a small laser zapping into his eye,
Recognize 02 - Robin. a voice sounded from nowhere.
Robin had instructed the computer to allow entry to his guests as well, and the wall had slid aside, revealing a set of stairs that climbed up into a spartan safe house.
The entire thing was one large room that seemed to be divided into sections based on use. One corner housed an impressive looking bank of computer monitors. Another section had glass cases that each held a costume inside. One was the grey and blue-black costume of Batman himself, the second was identical to the costume that Robin wore, and the third was a black and purple costume with its own bat motif. A third section had three sets of bunk beds and storage shelves that seemed to be filled with military rations. And lastly there were two motorcycles - bat themed of course - in the far corner of the large hangar like room.
That was all thirty minutes ago. Now, Robin stood in front of the computers, their neon blue glow reflecting weirdly off his skin.
"At the time of each robbery, there was a major attack by an Alpha level threat that drew the attention of members of the League. Giganta in Opal City with Wonder Woman. The Joker in Gotham. Solomon Grundy in Metropolis, Sinestro in Coast City, and Merlyn in Star City. According to the news feeds all of these incidents are currently ongoing. Meaning the League has been taken off the board."
A second display pops up, listing down a number of items, "These are the items that were stolen. A sculpture of the original Wayne Tower, built in 1901. Gotham obviously. From Star City, a chinese scroll dating to the Ming Dynasty. A painting of Metropolis by Vincent Van Gogh, an egyptian bangle said to belong to Cleopatra, and an urn believed to be from the city of Troy."
More facts and information scrawled across screens at lightning pace, "All of which have no obvious connections. Until you start looking into things a bit more closely. In each case there is a specific person linked to each of these artworks, either the creator or the person who commissioned them, who has a connection to something that I've yet to be able to identify. The word that keeps coming up in "Trigon."