|Date posted||December 8, 2012|
Monarch 16.5 is the sixth chapter of the Monarch Arc. It shows Dragon attacking the Undersiders with several suits, with the Undersiders pulling a off victory. Taylor realizes Dragon's specialty, takes a detour through a mall, and gets caught by Dragon. Tricks her way free, and then Dragon retreats.
Dragon attacks the Undersiders using the suit Azazel. The suit set's up several nano fences designed to trapped the Undersiders to cut off their usual hit and run tactics. cornered in the Mall our protagonist is knocked off her mount she is captured by the AI suit in the mall.
Skitter figures out Dragon's Tinker specialty, her ability to work and use other Tinker's designs. Skitter tricks the Azazel AI into thinking she is about to fall into the thornes of the cage this forces the mechanical being to destroy part of the cage to ensure Sitter does not injure herself. Skitter is able to elide a plan form further conversation with the AIto it would harm Imp if it moved, tricking the AI's inability to harm human life.
Sundancer quickly sets to destroying the suit.