To teach Ben and Gwen the value of hard work, Max takes them to a family farm owned farmer Joan Maplewood in Dairyville, South Carolina. During dinner there, Joan’s son Todd tells Ben and Gwen of a mysterious mummy that had recently arrived in a flash of purple lightning that sparks their curiosity. The two of them find it digging for a strange stone, but it attacks them as soon as they see it. XLR8 fights it to no avail, but the alien mummy flees in the confusion. Max discovers that the strange rock is a mineral called “Corrodium,” which causes severe mutation in earthly organisms.