Torix and Constantine
Doktor Cerenkov is a dwarf physicist who works in the science level of Osk. He works on weapons and technology, and Doktor Molotov says that Cerenkov steals his ideas. When Torix, Constantine, and Mara went into Cerenkov's lab, the doktor said he didn't want to be disturbed, and had his guards attack them. The guards were tough (Yeltsin's men, no doubt), but they were defeated. One of the guards tried to escape and Cerenkov shot him with a remotely operated cannon. Another one surrendered, and Cerenkov had him killed as well. It was pretty clear to Torix, Constantine, and Mara that Doktor Cerenkov was insane. He applauded them after the carnage, then accepted his delivery. They had blood on their nice clothes, so Cerenkov offered to have them cleaned. He had a chamber hooked up to some pipes with a hatch on it that he told them to enter one at a time to be cleaned. Mara went in first. The machine spewed out some chemicals that foamed up and were washed away with a powerful blast of water. A vacuum pump activated and dried her off. Seeing as she was okay, Constantine, them Torix went in. Cerenkov also offered to upgrade their weapons, and they accepted. He gave them a cylinder and told them to take it to Doktor Pavlov. When they came back, after a psych-test and some information trading, they got their new weapons. Cerenkov made Constantine a smallsword and a new crossbow. He re-did Mara's bastard swords by making duplicates with a better alloy. For Torix, he replaced the execution sword with a flamberge that had gold inlays on it. They were pleased, and left the mad scientist.