The Tenth Mask
Jackie, Jade, Uncle, Tohru, Ring and Mei Ling went to the Island of Draco to answer the Dragon Council's call. "Any ideas on why the big shots called us?" Jade asked her dragon friends.
"No idea." Mei Ling answered. "All I know is that they asked us to come as soon as possible."
"Uncle, are you sure it was a good idea for us to come?" Jackie asked. "What if we're here for having outlived our usefulness or… ouch."
"Never question your Uncle!" Uncle yelled. "If dragons want us in this island, this must be very important."
As they went inside the Dragon Council's meeting room, they've found not only the Dragon Council but also Mr. Lee, Lao Shi, Jake, Haley, Sun and Rose. "Wow, it's bigger than I thought." Jade commented. "They've called our friends from New York."
"That comment was quite correct, Ms. Chan." Councillor Andam replied. "We've summoned you here to put an end to Tarakudo's threat."
"Excuse me?" A shocked Jackie asked.
"Mr. Chan, when you first met Tarakudo, the dragon slayer known as Shaoran explained you about a tenth mask that had been created for the very purpose of imprisoning Tarakudo." Councillor Kulde replied. "We want this mask found and activated."
"What?" Jade asked in shock. "Don't you know what Shaoran explained about what would be needed to reach the mask?"
"We know we'd need someone to succumb to the forces of darkness and resist long enough to enter the Shadow Realm and bring the mask back from there." Councillor Omina answered. "We also know your Wizard Uncle can make a potion to cure whoever succumbs to the darkness."
"Even if we do get the mask, we'll still need Japanese Samurai hair." Tohru replied. "Where will we get any?" He then noticed some stares. "Why am I being stared like that?"
"Dude, you keep your hair like a Samurai." Jake explained.
"That means nothing." Tohru replied. "I kept it like that during, uh, the old days."
"There's no need to worry, Tohru." Mr. Lee replied. "We've checked upon your genealogical tree ever since we learned about the mask and found out you're a descendant of samurais."
"You did what?" A surprised Tohru asked.
"We had to be ready for the possibility of using the tenth mask, Tohru." Councillor Kulkulkhan explained.
"Whatever." Tohru shrugged. "But the potions must be ready by the time someone gets Tarakudo's mark, for it's impossible for anyone to summon Shadowkhan without anyone knowing." The others nodded in agreement and Uncle started preparing the mark removal potion.
LINE BREAK – Tarakudo's hideout
"And why should we help you without being paid in advance?" Valmont asked Tarakudo with the Enforcers next to him. Tarakudo then levitated them and nearly dropped them to the floor. "Okay, you made a strong case."
LINE BREAK – Island of Draco
"Potion ready!" Uncle announced. "Who's going to Shadow Realm?" Silence followed the question. While the Dragon Council was adamant about using the tenth mask, nobody wanted to fall into darkness and the council didn't feel like forcing anyone.
"Send the slayer!" Haley suggested. "Who cares if we lose her?"
"Are you crazy?" Uncle yelled. "We can't risk Tarakudo gaining control of someone well-versed in how to use Huntstaff!" That was enough to scare all dragons in attendance from letting Rose bear Tarakudo's mark.
"I will!" Jade offered herself.
"Jade, remember what happened last time." Jackie replied.
"Mark removal potion ready this time." Uncle explained. Jade then put on the mark on her arm and summoned Ninja Shadowkhan. Quickly acting, Jade looked around and found the tenth mask. As she returned to the Island of Draco, her skin was already the color of Queen of Shadowkhan. Fortunately, Uncle soon splashed the potion on the mark.
LINE BREAK – Tarakudo's hideout
Tarakudo was feeling the willies. "My enemies are trying to imprison me!"
LINE BREAK – Island of Draco
Uncle and Tohru were preparing the potion to activate the mask. "Then, what happens now?" Jake asked.
"Once Tarakudo's mask is activated, he'll have a solid body instead of being just a floating head. Then, we make him wear the mask, imprisoning him, the other Oni demons and the Shadowkhan inside it." Tohru explained.
Meanwhile, a bunch of Shadowkhan brought Tarakudo, Chang, Valmont and he Enforcers to the Island of Draco. A dark-ish Hak Foo was leading the Shadowkhan. "We arrived, Master." The Black Tiger said and then bowed.
"I'd have done a better job." Chang replied with disdain.
"Stop! You're surrounded!" A new voice said and the villains found themselves surrounded by several dragons. "Uh, you guys are on a diet, aren't you?" Ratso meekly asked.
"There's no need to worry, Ratso." Tarakudo replied. "I still have my telekinetic powers for as long as my mask isn't…" Tarakudo then gained a solid body. "Uh, never mind. Hak Foo, get the two of us out of here." The two of them and the Shadowkhan then left the other villains to their own devices.
"Chang, they're your people." Valmont begged. "Can't you talk it over?"
"I'm afraid not."
Back inside the council room, Tarakudo's mask was glowing. "Done." Uncle said. "Now all we have to do is put this mask on Tarakudo's face."
"Easier said than done." Councillor Kulde replied. "We don't even have a clue to his whereabouts."
"Councillors!" Another dragon appeared and shouted. "We have intruders. Chang, some humans and that new magical threat you're worried about."
"Quick! To the mask vault!" Councillor Andam commanded.
"Finally I'll wear a mask again!" Hak Foo commented.
"You no longer need them, Hak Foo." Tarakudo replied. "And now that I have a solid body, I can free my generals."
"Over our dead bodies!" They heard Jade reply and noticed her, Jackie, Uncle and Tohru in front of them.
"Proposal accepted." Tarakudo replied. "Hak Foo, dispose of them."
"With pleasure, Master." Hak Foo replied. "Shadowkhan, destroy them."
"Yu Mo Gui Gwai Fai Di Zao!" Uncle and Tohru started to chant until the Shadowkhan left. While Jackie and Tarakudo charged towards each other, Jake flew until he was above Tarakudo. Rose then jumped from him with the mask and yelled. "Yyyyaaaaaaahhhhh!" Having his attention caught by the battle cry, Tarakudo turned his head on time for Rose to drop the mask at his face. Tarakudo, the other Oni Masks and the Shadowkhan were sucked into the mask and Hak Foo lost the Dark Magic Tarakudo gave him. Hak Foo tried to grab the mask but Jake and Rose took it away from his reach. Hak Foo was then captured.
Jackie's cell phone then rang. "Jackie, the masks at Section 13 vanished." Capt. Black worriedly said.
"There's no need to worry, Capt. Black." Jackie replied. "They and the rest of Tarakudo's forces were sucked into the tenth mask."
After Tarakudo's mask got locked inside a vault of the Dragon Council, our heroes went back to their homes. "Jake, Haley, is everything alright?" Their mother asked. "Did the slayer hurt any of you?"
"Rose's on our side, Mom." Jake replied. "And the Oni demons were defeated, if they worry you as well."
Back at the Dragon Council's prison, Valmont was trying to score a deal with Chang. "Dragon Lady, you know the way around this island. If we get you out of this cell, will you guide us back to human civilization?"
"Deal." She grunted.
Valmont then pulled a tooth from his mouth, to the shock and disgust from Chang and Hak Foo, while Finn, Ratso and Chow understood what their boss was about to do.