“Join your powers with mine,” Zodak ordered, as he pushed past another Snake Man. “If we can contain the Snake Men, then we can trap them in the Void once and for all!”
The Elders levitated themselves once more, so that they were looking down at the mass of serpents. Zodak, sitting upon his silver sedan, joined them in the skies.
The quartet released their assault on the army below in a dazzling display of magic. The serpents began to rise into the air—including Rattlor, Sssqueeze, Tung Lashor and Snake Face—as a bubble of pure energy encased the entire legion.
“I don’t think I can hold it!” Zilora cried out.
“If you break your connection we will fail,” the Cosmic Enforcer barked. “Just hold it for a few more moments!”
Spinning his seat around, Zodak stared at King Hsss atop his fortress. He beckoned in the king’s direction, and Hsss was plucked from his perch and carried over to the Cosmic Enforcer on a blanket of wind.
“Hurry!” Vulcan cried, also beginning to fatigue.
Ignoring everything else around him, Zodak stared at his captive with pure hatred. “I will never forget what you have done, snake!” Zodak whispered to the king. “You may find yourself imprisoned this day, but your true day of reckoning will come…and your blood will stain my hands!”
“Just as your brother’s stained my lips.” Hsss flicked a forked tongue, and laughed with a malicious madness, as Zodak cast him into the massive energy bubble along with the rest of the Snake Men.
“Direct it toward the Void!” Duquaine shouted, as he and the other Elders began pushing the force-field toward Snake Mountain.
Zodak finally joined in, using his rage as fuel for the furnace that supplied his power. He transfigured the bubble so that it became like a large chute, which carried the wretched reptiles deep into the depths of Snake Mountain, and emptied them out over the Void's sucking maw.
The group from Castle Grayskull made their way into the chamber that housed the opening to the Void. Once the last of the Snake Men had fallen through, Zodak and the Elders created their own magical seal around the dimensional rift. As a final measure, Vulcan removed the golden disk from the spire next to him, recreating the translucent shield that had originally covered the gateway.
By the time the Elders returned to Castle Grayskull, the last of Zodak’s energy-boost had been used. As for the Cosmic Enforcer himself, he had neglected to return with them, although he informed the Elders that he had no intention of leaving Eternia any time soon.
Duquaine and the rest told their tale, and the good news soon rang out across the broken, battle-wearied planet:
King Hsss and his Snake Men have finally been driven from Eternia, and peace will reign once more!