After seeing what Charge brought back from his mission, he would have thought he'd sent him on an archeological quest rather than a spy mission. However he also knew Charge well enough to trust his decision in what to bring as evidence to a future plot by their enemy, Ogel. Dash just needed to know what Charge was thinking.
"So you found this tablet there?" he asked.
"Yes. On the way back I put the car into autopilot and translated the tablet. It speaks of an artifact that I think Ogel might be after," Charge replied.
"And that is?" Dash asked.
"The cup of Jamshid," Charge answered, "Which, not only is said to hold a drink that can make you immortal, but can be used to watch people from a long distance. A perfect tool for anyone ambitious, and Ogel is definitely ambitious."
"Sounds like a legend," said Dash doubtfully, "Nothing can make you live forever."
"You may be right, Dash…Or you may be wrong. There are things in our world that cannot be explained by science alone," said Charge.
Dash nodded. Charge was living proof of this, he had seen Charge get hit in ways that would have put the other agents in sickbay for week if not kill them, but Charge always seemed to make it out unscathed.
"If it is real and if it can do what it is said to be able to do, Ogle will be unstoppable if he gets this. We need to find it first to keep it out of his hands," Charge continued.
"I see your point," Dash said, "But where is it?"
"The tablet speaks of one of the rulers of Persia, known today as Iran. Darius III," Charge answered, "It says that under his tomb is a hidden chamber that contains the cup. However, if you're going to ask me where the tomb is, then I have no idea."
"So someone will have to head to Iran to find out more information…" Dash said
"Drone activity has been reported there anyway," Said Charge.
Dash thought for a moment on who should go. Cam's health had been shaky lately, so while she was allowed to do base work Dash didn't want her out in the field quite yet. Charge had just gotten back form a mission, and Dash didn't want to over load him. Crunch needed to stay safe in case the cup had to be destroyed later. Flex was the most adapted to the heat of all the agents, but wasn't very good at focusing on learning new information. Radia Was also needed at base as she doubled as the team's medic, and needed to keep an eye on Cam.
"I'll head there then," said Dash, "I'll keep you guys updated."
Within half an hour dash was flying towards the desert. He was grateful all the agent vehicles had top notch heating and cooling system, both on the interior and on the engine.
Before long rippled sand dunes were under the plane. Dash looked out of the plane to admire them from a bit and out of the corner of his eye spotted a drone plane. Before he could react, the drone open fire on him.
Dash shot upwards to avoid the shower of lasers and barrel rolled to stead his plane. The drone was right on his tail though. Dash spiraled upwards trying to lose it but the drone was persistent and continued to fire, each time barely missing. Dash then broke the spiral into a loop the loop. But as he finished this maneuver lasers hit his wings sending it off in an explosion.
Dash did all he could to steady the plane But it was still a rough landing. Dash's head was banged against the steering instruments, and in milliseconds his worlds was blankness.