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Getting City-States Through Hypnotism

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==Teaser==

Dr. Dinosaur creates a hypnotic device to use to take over New Babbage. Will he succeed, or will a desperate band (well, Arnold and a few friends) stop him?

==Story Parts==

*”April 16”
**Dr. Dinosaur begins his plans to move against City Hall by recruiting Lo and Gilhooly.
*** Dr. Dino’s Journal: deals

*”April 19”
**Dr. Dinosaur has a new toy.
*** Doctor Dinosaur’s Journal: The Mentok Device

*”May 3”
**Dr. Dinosaur unleashes a new invention.
*** Doctor Dinosaur’s Journal: Mentok Device 2

*”May 6”
**A tram worker falls victim to Dr. Dinosaur’s new invention.
*** RoyHortuse: New Babbage rail worker

*”May 10”
**Dr. Dinosaur continues trying to plant his hypno-receivers around the city.
*** Doctor Dinosaur’s Journal: 30% coverage

*”June 1”
**Dr. Dinosaur continues trying to spread his hypnotransmitters.
*** Doctor Dinosaur’s Journal: Hypno for all

*”June 8”
**Arnold finds Lo asleep in the canals
*** June 8th: Lo’s bad week – Found in a ditch

*”June 11”
**Arnold notices a new picture of the raptor in the asylum which should not be there.  The raptor is pleased that he has achieved a better frequency for the device.

*”June 14”
**Another picture is put up, which Arnold tries to ignore with grit teeth as asylum construction continued.

*”June 19”
**While dealing with the construction workers Arnold becomes aware of the device planted at the asylum.
*** June 19th: Construction and Therapy Halted

*”June 21”
**Dr. Dinosaur is not pleased with the progress of his plans.
*** June: 188X

*”June 22”
**Arnold consults Heliotrope Lionheart, who previously dealt with Dr. Dinosaurs Doom Clocks
*** June 22nd: Those devices have got to go

*”June 27th”
**Arnold attempted to communicate with the M-Bots to remove the devices, but found it difficult to communicate with creatures that only spoke in Morse Code:
*** June 27th – Communicative difficulties

*”July 2nd”
**Unit 3 and an M-bot negotiate
*** July 2nd – The Morse Machines Meet

*”July 9”
**Huxley Hall and Wilde Hospital burn down.
*** That’s it!

*”July 13”
**Arnold is getting fed up with the dinosaur problem
*** July 13th – Journal: Truths, Dinosaurs, and thoughts on the burned hosptial

*”July 15”
**Arnold finds out the hypnotic devices are guarded by explosives.
*** A Trap in the Eyes
**Dr. Dinosaur is alerted to the destruction of the hypnotic device, and sends a Metalraptor to search for it.
*** July 15th, 188X- Warning beacon
*** June 15th 188X: Visual Record of Metalraptor #27

*”July 16”
**Arnold brings broken and whole hypnotic devices to Professor Heliotrope Lionheart, and a Metalraptor comes after them.
*** July 16th – Raptor attack – Part 1 of 3
*** July 16th – Raptor attack – Part 2 of 3
*** July 16th – Raptor attack – Part 3 of 3

*”July 18”
**Professor Heliotrope Lionheart has a nightmare.
*** Do Nightmares Dream of Electric Dinosaurs?
**Kane Qork inspects the device, requesting it be brought to the roof in case it explodes.
*** July 18th – Kane Qork inspects the device

*”July 22”
**Professor Lionheart’s nightmares spread throughout the city.
*** The Nightmare Spreads
**Arnold is attacked by people and Metalraptors alike, and finds refuge in the sewers.
*** 22nd of July, 188X: What happened to the metalraptor
*** July 22nd – A Second Attack (Part 1)
*** July 22nd – A Second Attack (Part 2)
*** July 22nd – A Second Attack (Part 3)
*** July 22nd – A Second Attack (Part 4 of 4)
*** July 22nd – Hide and Seek (Part 1)
*** July 22nd – Hide and Seek (Part 2)

*”July 24”
**Dr. Dinosaur’s order to attack Arnold is chronicled.
*** 24th of the Month of The Resplendant Scale, Summer of the Bad Horse, Year of the Raptor’s Might

*”July 28”
**Miss Erica Fairywren worries about Arnold, and receives a warning.
*** On absences and allusions

*”July 29”
**Dr. Cyberusfaustus ponders ways to destroy the mecharaptors.
*** Stirrings, concern, ponderings
**Dr. Dinosaur’s Metalraptor goes for any cat in a storm.
*** Hunted cats
*** Kitty Hunting
**Dr. Maddox Lionheart returns to New Babbage, rescues her husband, and takes him back to Mondrago, but not before some of her allies succumb to the doctors control
*** Dangers Aplenty : Or “I Will Not Stop This Time”
*** Dangers Aplenty : Part II “This Can’t Be Good.
**Arnold travels with Tepic Harlequin and Gilhooly Skute to the Power Station, talks with Avariel Falcon, and tries something with the hypnotic device.
*** Sunday July 29th Part 1: A trip to the power station
*** Sunday July 29th Part 2: A talk with Avariel
*** July 29th Part 3: Aetheric drain
*** July 29th Part 4: The Open Eye
*** July 29th Part 5: A cornored rat, Gilhooly
*** July 29th Part 6: “Stop exploding!
*** July 29th Part 7: A new hiding place, and an unexpected meeting.
*** July 29th Final: Gil’s Urchin Oath

*”July 31”
**Miss Erica Fairywren sends a message to Tepic Harlequin.
*** A brief meeting and an urgent message
**Dr. Dinosaur orders reconnaisance in the sewers. It doesn’t go well.
*** The Month of the Resplendant Scale, Year of th*-“get on with it!” …….188X
*** *Klaw Maintenance Drone #4: Orby. recon in babbage sewers*

*”August 2”
**Tepic Harlequin takes Arnold to Mondrago by air.
*** Tepic’s Flying Vole
*** A Journey by Air
**Arnold manages to bring Professor Heliotrope Lionheart back.
*** The Nightmare is Fed

*”August 3”
**Dr. Dinosaur changes his tactics.
*** “Month of the Resplen-ACK!”……………8/3/188X

*”August 4”
**Captain Simmons and his air pirates capture Tepic’s vessel.
*** The Return Journey

*”August 5”
**Mr. Arnold writes to his ‘nemesis’.
*** Very Different Letters to the Lizard

*”August 6”
**Tepic covers his tracks with the letters.
*** Letters are Sent
**The metal raptors chase Arnold out of hiding.
*** Another Game of Cat and Raptor – 1 of 2
*** Another Game of Cat and Raptor – 2 of 2
**The Raptors meanwhile were slightly inconvenienced by a meddler, and Dr. Dinosaur decides on a different tactic.
*** Metal Raptor #86
*** August 6th, Summer of the Raptor, 188X: we need to set a trap

*”August 7”
**Arnold finds refuge with Felisa Fargazer in the city wall.
*** Felisa’s welcome
**Tepic Harlequin expresses his confidence that Arnold will somehow bring the Dr. Dinosaur situation to an agreeable end.
*** Tepics Confidence

*”August 8”
**Tepic completes an errand to the Clockhaven Power Station.
*** Errands completed

*”August 9”
**Dr. Dinosaur sets up catnip traps around the city. They get many cats, but not the intended target.
*** August 9th, Summer of the Raptor, 188X: The Traps Are Set
*** Take Me To The Catnip Hut
*** The Catnip Hut claims another one…

*”August 10”
**Yet another Dr. Dinosaur maintenance drone disappears.
*** The Case of the Missing Maintenance Drones
**Lisa Fargazer is not happy about what’s happening to the cats of New Babbage.
*** The Line Drawn in the Sand – Time to make Choices

*”August 11”
**An interesting countermeasure is prepared in Mondrago.
*** Testing a Countermeasure
**Arnold, Tepic Harlequin, and Lisa Fargazer make plans to rescue the cats.
*** Desperate Plans

*”August 12”
**Dr. Dinosaur has problems with air kraken.
*** Doctor Dinosaur’s Journal: Air kraken
**Arnold, Tepic Harlequin, and Lisa Fargazer confront Dr. Dinosaur.
*** Approaching the Klaw
*** Dr. Dinosaur’s Journal: Summer of the Raptor, 188X
*** Attack on the Raptor: Infiltration through Distraction
*** Felisa’s first flight might be her last (dead picture and comments)]
*** Attack on the Raptor: Agent Captured]
*** Attack on the Raptor: To Steal an “Egg”
*** Attack on the Raptor: Face to Face with the Enemy
*** Attack on the Raptor: A Hero’s End
*** Attack on the Raptor: The Fiery Grave
*** Extinction?

*”August 17”
**Mr. Arnold fetches up at the farm near Dairy.
*** The Hospitality of a Dairy Farm

*”August 18”
**Mr. Arnold returns to New Babbage, covered in bandages, if not glory.
*** His “Reward”

 

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