In the prequel to Vol. One of Shadowclub Karma, we learn of the secret society sworn to do the Devil's work here on Earth. An elite group that have infiltrated pretty much every corner of human existence and how they are growing stronger as it gets closer to the date of the transition, 12/21/12. This society was revealed to be The Order of Luminous Light.
We meet Blake Westbrook, and we learn that he has been on a mission to find a gate to Hell on the outskirts of Denver, CO. He finds the gate, killing his research team in the process. We skip ahead a few years later where the Order informs the Mayor of Denver of what Westbrook had done, and that they look to recruit him in their organization because they need him to carry out their plan. They show him the hole which is covered by a rock, and the fact that the hole cannot stay that way, as they were looking to build something more. They did not inform him of what they were building in detail, just informing him that they were looking to build "an airport."
In chapter three we are introduced to the construction crew working on the airport, assuming now that the Mayor signed off on the construction. The crew is confused as to what exactly they are building due to the specs. They meet a native american member of the crew that informs them they are NOT building an airport, and that prayer may be their best friend at the moment. His story is interrupted when a crew member is found on the elevator with his eyes melted out of his head with the word "diablous" written in blood on the wall, and what appears to be a pentagram stamped on his forhead. The next chapter brings us closer to the present date, as we discover the whereabouts of Blake Westbrook. After killing his crew in the search for the Hell Gate, he was sentenced to live out the rest of his days under psychiatric care. Detective Maria Lopez arrives at the facility to question the patient, but is told he was under federal custody and cannot have outside visitors. After convincing the desk clerk to give her a pass, she speaks to Westbrook and informs him that she is actually on the hunt for Fritz Barton. Westbrook then blackmails her into going to California, where a car is waiting for her at the airport. She is drugged upon her arrival and is taken to an undisclosed location where she is strapped to an alter during a ceremony to "prepare her womb."
The final chapter takes us to Chinatown, where we find that Mara, The Chinese Devil and member of The Council of Seven Devils, who is held up in a penthouse at a local Hotel. He is discovered by Detective Jeff Rose, who had come to California searching for his partner, Maria Lopez. Mara informs him that he knew all along that he would eventually show up at the penthouse and that Rose was part of their plan. He went on to inform Rose that Lopez was raped by the council and her soul was "eaten" by each member and her womb was ready to receive Satan's seed. Lopez emerges and has taken on a demonic demeanor. Mara informs Rose that he was pretty much a blood sacrifice right before tossing him from the penthouse window. A shadowy figure appears and informs Mara that the body has not hit the ground yet and he can stop this act which will result in a war. Mara declines. We find out that the figure was Dracula, and he informs Mara that coming and asking for peace was the way of his master, God, and since he had declined, the final battle between good and evil had begun.
Part One, we open with a mysterious figure on a computer looking at a map of the world. Fritz Barton enters the room and asks this figure about the urgent call he had placed to him. We discover the mystery man had been looking for something for Barton and had to hack into government/top secret software to find it. We find out that the object gave the man "bad vibes" and that if he was to continue his work, he required more money. Barton, realizing he had the information he needed already, shoots the man in the head, and makes a call to have his crew pack up and head to Mexico City while he heads to Maine to visit an "old friend".
Part Two takes us to Mexico City where we learn of a Temple that houses the object Barton had been searching for... The Skull of Doom. We see the Dark Goddess Lilith hiding in the bushes with the Santa Muerte, as they have a plan to infiltrate the temple where the skull is surrounded by righteousness by three sides by monks. They trick the monks into leaving their post and they immediately slaughter them, leaving the skull unattended. Lilith recovers the skull and announces she's heading to a feast.
The third installment opens as we see the voice of an angel speaking to an unidentified person. We discover this person is the Earth Angel, El Dol, the woman responsible for killing Satan in his physical form in Hell, causing him to be imprisoned in the Skull of Doom. She has to prover herself worthy of the ranks of Heaven by killing a group of demons before they sacrifice a child to a lesser Devil. She succeeds, and then proceeds to kill the lesser Devil. She then sends the head of the lesser Devil to the feast mentioned by Lilith with the words, "This is War" carved into his forehead, informing the Council of Devils, if they wanted a war... they've got one...
Continued tomorrow in part two...