They found the string of lights went a long way into the ancient buried city. There were additional generators spaced along the route. At a collapsed area, several of them fell, raising a clatter of rubble and some injuries. As they were treating the scrapes and bruises, a wind began to rise. An underground wind? Then the eerie whistling sound came. It got closer. They panicked and ran into the darkness. A nightmarish flight ensued with the wind and the piping pushing them along until Gavin found an intact building with a roof and they hid. The wind rose to a crescendo and the piping sound drew near. Father Mike wanted to look but the others held him back, Sean nearly fled in panic but was able to steel his will. The sounds and wind died and all grew quiet. They slept a fitful sleep.
Pushing on, it took them a while of blundering in the darkness to find the string of lights again. One flashlight’s battery died. They came to a spot where another string of lights led off to the right, the original continuing on. This one had an extra power cable running along the floor with it, coming from ahead. They went straight.
They came to confluence of 5 strings of lights with a nearby generator. Here was built a 3 story modern wooden house with ramps up the outside to the upper levels, and lit windows. The bottom floor was storage, the middle floor held 7 cages of captives, mostly Koori, one filled with pregnant women. The top floor was the home of Dr. Robert Huston, who greeted them warmly and made them tea. He asked about news of the outside world and was happy to blather on about his awakened intelligence, the nature of man and the universe, and the elder gods who were all powerful and were going to conquer the world with his help and the help of Sir Aubry in Shanghai. Gavin expressed interest in the wired metal helmet in the corner and Dr. Huston offered to demonstrate it’s use. Gavin, thinking to provide a distraction, played along thinking he would simply refuse to put the helmet on for a while. Unfortunately, Dr. Huston cast a spell upon him and commanded him magically. When the machine turned on Gavin went slack and Dr. Huston told him he would now follow the commands of the masters. Gavin nodded blankly. Sean charged up and threatened Dr. Huston with his Tommy to undo what he had done to Gavin. Dr. Huston said no and told Sean to kill the priest who was eying the alien gun on the desk, another spell. Father Mike dove behind the heavy desk as the Tommy gun roared, spraying bullets all around the priest. Helen tried to shoot, Gavin was ordered to restrain her, Dr. Dodge went to her rescue.
Father Mike grabbed the large strange metal alien gun and tried to figure out how to fire it. He nearly blew his own head off with the lightning it discharged blowing a hole in the wall. Huston continued to ensorcel Sean and the Tommy gun chattered at former allies. Finally, after third try, Father Mike rose up behind the desk and blasted Huston with lightning killing him. Dodge restrained Gavin.
Exploring quickly, they found strange alien containers stacked against one wall, hundreds of them, inside were pages covered in alien writing and diagrams, the containers some sort of odd alien book. Huston’s Journal, The Gods of Reality was on his desk, they took that and the lightning gun. They raided the storage for supplies (flashlights, dynamite and food) and freed the slaves, a handful of which fled. While dealing with the freed prisoners, the odd wind arose, and soon the expected whistling. Sean yelled at Father Mike to use the alien gun, as Huston had mentioned it was effective against them. Soon a floating amorphous may eyed tentacled creature appeared out of the darkness, phasing in and out of view. It attacked the fleeing slaves, Father Mike managed to fire the lightning gun and hit it driving it off.
They blew up the house and fled down the line of lights with the extra power cable, prisoners in tow the pregnant ones slowing them down. They came across an armed squad of cultists coming to the site of the explosion, one was a spellcaster and one had his own lightning gun! A battle ensued, the cultists defeated but some of them were injured in the process.
Soon they came to a huge purple dome with archways opening into it. There was a glowing purple dome inside, with a blood stained altar, a massive statue of Father Bat and several other statues of horrific alien gods of madness. The guardians of this temple stirred behind father bat, 3 monstrous toad like bat things with eyeless and mouthless heads and thin stringy tentacles drooping from the leathery wings. They at first thought to fight the monstrosities, but when they sucked up several bullets without dying they thought better and fled.