CLOSING A PORTAL

What do you do when you are what stands between worldwide peace and a possible invasion that will claim every life? As an Outerworld Investigation Agency member, it is your duty to know how to destroy the most common link between Earth and other worlds: a portal. Every portal can be erased from the page of existence, even after it has been successfully opened. The catch is that different types of portals behave in different manners. It is important to know what kind of otherworldly doorway you are dealing with before you act. So what are the most common types of portals?

Bound portal
Portals can be kept open through any type of material (usually stone) that has been tempered with magically. These portals are usually characterized by the swirling passage itself, surrounded by the enchanted material. More often than not, these “Bound Portals” will resemble a gateway (see Illustration A.)

A.: A Bound Portal.

Bound portals can be eliminated by dismembering the enchanted material binding it to its place. Like most “supernaturally-enhanced” objects, bound portals have their weak spots. If struck with enough force, these weak spots will bring the portal closer to collapsing. The weak spots of a Bound Portal are as follow: the lower-right inch, the lower-left inch, and the uppermost parts. Illustrations B and C show a bound portal’s weak posts.

B.: The “weak spots” of a bound portal.

C.: Another example of a bound portal’s “weak spots”.

“free” portal
Referred to as “free”, these portals are not constrained to their location in any way. “Free” portals are unbalanced and highly unpredictable. You should act with extreme caution around them, as they may display an assortment of erratic, life-threatening behaviors. “Free” portals should be expected to randomly “spit out” harmful projectiles, cause bolts of electricity within and around them, as well as exert an extraordinarily magnetic pull which is likely to “suck in” anything within yards of it. “Free” portals should be destroyed as soon as possible.

D.: Interior of a “Free” Portal

These portals are definitely tougher to get rid of in comparison to Bound Portals. There are two steps which should be taken:

1)One

must place/fling an object known as a “Magnetic Disruptor” within the portal.

A Magnetic Disruptor is a highly complex piece of technology meant to neutralize the force caused by the link between two realms, found within the portal (See Illustration E). Use of a magnetic disruptor is not necessary to destroy a “Bound Portal” (though recommended), but it is mandatory in the destruction of a “Free” Portal.

E.: A “Magnetic Disruptor” being charged.

Once the Magnetic Disruptor has fully reacted with the portal, nothing will be able to travel through it. The portal will cease to be a passageway between two realms, and instead become nothing but a mass of unstable energy. All that is left to do now is contain said mass of energy and stop it from causing any further damage to its surroundings. This can be accomplished through use of the “Thermonuclear Power Alembic”, or more commonly known as the “T.P.A. Vacuum” (See Illustration F).

F.: A typical T.P.A. Vacuum.

2) One must aim the T.P.A. Vacuum at the interior of the portal and activate it through the large button located on its right side. Once activated, the T.P.A. Vacuum will “suck in” any uncontained mass of energy in front of it, and then stabilize it. Once stabilized, the energy within the vacuum can be used as an offensive projectile, or simply shot into the air, where it will spread in a non-harmful way.

FINAL WORDS
Congratulations! You are no longer a “Portal-Closing Dummy”! You know every fact necessary to annihilate any unauthorized portal this world and others can throw at you. Aimed with the highest technology known to humankind, there is no stopping you as a merciless O.I.A. Agent!