The Kodiak Conspiracy is the seventh story in the Alphas story Arc concerning Loophole and Kodiak. It covers the period from April 28th to May 4th, 2007. The immediately preceding story is North To Atlantis.
Wyatt and Lanie wake up in Wyatt's room in Melville. Lanie has a bad case of mixed feelings. After discussing a potential liason with Maria and some interference by The Kodiak in a dream, Lanie makes some decisions.
On the way back to Whitman, Lanie considers her feelings and decides she likes the feeling she had about herself when Aunghadhail had called her Pict Daughter and when she was Wicked. She goes to the long term storage unit in Dunn Hall and retrieves the Wicked costume as she feels the Wicked persona merge with her soul.
Wyatt asks Rev. Englund to be the sponsor of his new, clandestine Atlantean League. After a spirited discussion, they come to an agreement. Wyatt will not attempt to recruit certain people, and the Reverend will use his influence with the Assistant Headmistress to make the League an official club that is very far under the radar.
Lanie asks the Poe house mother where Kayda is at. She directs her to the library, where she finds Kayda. They go to Kayda's room and then to Kayda's Dream Space. Tatanka joins them to underscore the gravity of the situation. Then The Kodiak and his ex-wife, Grizzly, crash the party.
2007-04-29 A Sunday
The Headmistress interviews Carmen (Lanie's highly illegal AI) about what Lanie was doing in Canada the previous night. Carmen has to investigate - she wasn't there. She manages to find a plausible reason that wasn't what really happened.
Maria Ricardo reflects on how her life has turned around - leading with a job at Whateley as the drama coach and Siren coach.
Eons and eons Ago A
2007-04-29 B Sunday
Elizabeth Carson finishes her conversation with Carmen about the Canada incident and she receives the information that Elaine is talking to herself - or someone invisible named Grizzly. Liz calls Elyzia Grimes.
Eons and Eons Ago B
No one had heard from Terra in 20 years. The stepping disk doesn't work. Grizzly finally manages to get a two-year real-space expedition organized. When they get there, Earth is a disaster and their essence reactor gets stripped by a massive power dampening field.
JoAnn Nalley talks with her daughter.
- - > Riker's Island
Freya takes over the prison, assembles a group of thugs and breaks out.
- - > Whateley
Arthur "Pendragon" Smith puzzles over who to name as the next head of the Cape Squad. Iron Star was the obvious choice until he began to show a vicious homophobic streak. Who else, though? Then Skybolt comes in with Stunner to apologize for forcing her rejection last year.
- - > Kodiak's Hallow
- - > Grizzly's Hallow
2007-05-03 A Thursday
Elaine wakes up feeling wonderful, which is surprising after the previous day. Then her roommate, Maggie begins screaming. A moment later Sally Talbert looked into the room, looked surprised, shifted into her stone form and attacked. When the dust settled, Elaine discovered that she was a half-bear hybrid and can't change back. She also discovers that she seems to have lost her Gadgeteer ability.
Elaine is stuffed through a bunch of diagnostic equipment. Then there's a long, complicated explanation of how it all works. Then they get together with Kayda, who treats them to an experience of dream space. More explanations.
Lanie's eighth birthday party. It's great until it goes horribly wrong with bullies, gunshots and police. Lanie learns she would never be popular.
2007-05-03 B Thursday
When they get back, Lanie is back in her human form. Wyatt goes out to get her clothes, while Lanie has a talk with her mother. Kodiak runs into Steve Nalley while shopping. After a bit of discussion, Wyatt sends Steve to the fixers to get the list of women he's had an affair with.
Eons and Eons Ago
The ship made it down, but all the Sidhe were dead, their essence ripped out of them by the power dampening field.
Elaine loses control of her form and herself when she realizes that her best friend, Maggie Finson, is gone. She left because she had been deeply traumatized by a rager incident in her home town of Topika. The House Mother comes to comfort Lanie.
- - > The March of Dreams
- - > New York
- - > Whateley
After dinner, there is another of the combat sessions with Tabby Cat, Mega-Girl and Stronghold, using some of the tricks Elaine made. Afterward, Steve gets oppositional with Tabitha, so she hauls them into the Headmistress' office. After an intense discussion, everything gets settled.
Roughly in order of appearance.
- Kodiak - Wyatt
- Loophole- Elaine
- Songbird - Maria
- Elizabeth Carson - Headmistress
- Aunghadhail - Queen
- Dr. Yablonski - Physics teacher (mention)
- Rev. Darren Englund
- The Bastard
- Totem - Charlie Lodgeman
- Amelia Hartford - Assistant Headmistress
- Fey - Nikki Reilly
- Bladedancer -
- Granite - Shelley Carson
- Tabby Cat - Tabitha Turner
- Banned Aids
- Bella Horton - Poe house mother
- Pejuta - Kayda Franks
- Tatanka - White Buffalo Spirit
- Cavalier - (mention)
- Skybolt - Elaine Schroepfer
- Selkie (mention)
- Blackrose - Rosalyn Dekkard
- Wakan Tanka - The Great Spirit
- Les Sentinelles - Montreal Hero Team
- Epéiste - team member
- Phase - Ayla Goodkind
- Poise - Coleen
- Evans - a pair of customs border guards that are out of their depth.
- Mike - likewise
- Madame Prudhomme - French teacher
- Langley Paulson - Head of Engineering track
- Aries - Arnold
- Flicker -
- Solange - Tansy Walcutt
- Franklin Delarose - Chief of Whateley Security
- Lifeline - Maggie - Elaine's roommate
- Arachne - Simone Binder
- Melvin Donner -
- Mrs. Collins - Betty Brandt's high school typing teacher (mention)
- Champion I - Harry Holbrook (mention)
- Mrs. Nelson - Dickinson house mother
- Stunner - Daphne Bosworth
- Mr. Lord - Drama teacher
- Coyote (Spirit) - Native American trickster god (mention)
- Trish Savage - Whitman house mothers
- Jennifer Stevens - Drama teacher (left or deceased)
- Peeper - John ?
- Cornflower - Debra Matson
- Captain Garrand - three werewolves in the Queen's service.
- Elyzia Grimes - teacher in Mystic Arts program
- Ophelia Tenent - Doctor
- JoAnn Nalley - Elaine's mother
- Zenith - Zoe Naismith
- King Neptune - (mention)
- Richard Hewley - Powers research
- Jean-Michael Aranis - Powers researcher
- Freya - Friedeslinge Larssen
- Cape Squad
- Oberon - King of the Five-Fold Court (Mention)
- Foxfire - Rebecca Corbin
- Coldstone - Sally Talbert
- Judicator - Elizabeth
- Mechano Man - Tupolo
- Mrs. Shugendo - Dean of Students
- She-Beast - Jadis Diabolik
- Solange - Tansy Walcutt (mention)
- Dashboard - Bridgit
- Greasy - Adam Lambert