Thunderbolts response to Collins request is an eloquent "Huh?"
The word is no sooner out of his mouth then the Potent Blast of energy slams into him like a freight train and bounces him across the landscape where he finally slides to a painful halt several hundred feet away and lies there a moment groaning in pain.
Meanwhile Bindher watches with increasingly morbid fascination as Hornet and the Magus work at his device he can see the readouts and laughs out loud as he realizes its to late. Their mysterious Client had warned them about the guardian sleeping beneath the volcano, and that if they weren't cautious in tapping the seal they'd awaken its motlen wrath and be destroyed. Just their luck that this group of heroes would happen across them and ruin everything.
Hes interrupted in his laughter by something that makes him laugh even harder."HAHA don't you see HAH its too late Its awake!"
As the disfigured genius laughs nearly hysterically the quaking of the volcano hits a fever pitch and it roars as lava suddenly surges causing Magus to react by teleporting all three of them and the machine to a safe distance. The teams of combatants are broken up as they're tossed around by the sudden eruption and roaring which takes on a distinctly animalistic noise as if some enormous beast were bellowing angrily at the world.
mere moments later the caldera of the volcano explodes into rubble as an enormous clawed hand made of pure fire and molten rock slams down onto the side of the mountain. It is followed by a massive shoulder and then a head with two glowing eyes that radiate nothing but pure rage. A second massive clawed hand follows the first and begins to pull an enormous body clear of the mountain, rising up higher and higher as its mass blots out the nearby sun as much as the pyroclastic cloud sent out in its wake.
That hits no sweat
thunderbolts toughness check _: 1D20+12 = +12 = 13
yeah that's a staggered and stunned ouch +1 and ill rule that puts him out of the fight.
And with that you guys beat the Ultimates
And now moving to the last part of this chapter and the big boss fight.
Namely this beasty