Well seeing how the last few chapters have focused entirely on the good guys, I guess it's time to see what the hell the bad guys are up to.
The last time we saw them, Des was blown up, Nikki was struggling with her quest for vengence, Lian is still attending to Lu Ming's various health problems. Speaking of the incredibly old airbender, last time we saw him he was having a dark sense of forboding. So in order to keep his enemies from getting the jump on him, he's having his assassins get ready for a nasty surprise attack. Will Lu Ming's strategy work, or will he prove the old saying true, "One often runs into their fate, on the road they take to avoid it." Sadly you're going to have to wait for me to come out with the next chapter.
Oh and before I forget, what should happen to Des? I'll tell you right now he's still alive, but he's missing at least an arm (maybe more still haven't decided). Anyway I'm going to have a poll to decide how I should procede with him.