Saturday, 25 September 2021

At Al Kedir : I'll have that pyramidion...

The antiquities dealer informs the local police that his shipment will arrive early this morning for loading onto the first train out; the shipment is to be guarded by an armed escort due to its value.

The crew chat before they prepare the engine ...

A man watches the goods yard from a roof-top..

Waiting for a signal from the man on the roof-top, agents from the 'Rule of Six', among them are the maleficent seven.
In Al Kedir the antiquities shipment, the pyramidion of Senusret I,  has arrived by lorry and is making its way into the goods yard ...
As it arrives, the man on the roof top makes the ready signal and the agents of the 'rule of six' move up..
The crate is unloaded from the lorry while armed guards stands ready ....
As they start loading the crate into the train, a small lorry approaches and screeches to halt blocking the other entrance to the goods yard, another lorry blocks the line at the level crossing. 
A man opens fire from the roof top; soon others open fire and two of the antiquities armed guards are down ...
A gun battle erupts between the antiquities guards and the agents of the 'rule of six';  the loco moves off to try and clear the line (they may be able to get the train away ...)
The loco runs off down the track and pushes the lorry out of the way ....
it then runs back up and halts to change the points, the fireman jumps out under fire from the adjoining roof-top
The agents of the 'rule of six' have got the edge and are moving forward to try and take control of the loading dock...
The fireman had managed to change the points; as the engine moves slowly forward the driver realises the waiting train is now under the control of the attacking group of armed men; besides his fireman has been captured - he stops the engine.
the remaining antiquities guards run for safety as the 'rule of six' agents secure the area round the loading bay....
With the area secure they prepare to unload the crate containing the pyramidion from the train..
The crate is transferred to a lorry ...
and then they start to move off; a few shots are exchanged with some armed police as they get away
An hours drive later and they arrive at a makeshift airfield...
the crate is loaded into the plane and it takes off to a secret destination, the pyramidion is now in the hands of the 'rule of six' .

3 comments:

  1. Excellent story telling and visuals. I look forward to the next chapter.

    Stephen

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