An experiment to try to create "portable cloud" technology -- move a raincloud somewhere where rain is needed, for example -- goes awry, and creates cloud creatures capable of absorbing huge supplies of water.
It's just after midnight when Mike hears of his inheritance from his great-grandfather. It includes a curse from the sorcerer Chokoal, that in the 59th year of the century, death will follow any ancestor in the presence of gold. Mike thinks it bunk until his fiance almost dies while he's wearing a gold watch and a gold statue almost kills one of the servants in his house.
Wallace in on site for the construction of a new bridge, but the workers won't work because of reports of an alien with a weapon that's attacked some of the workers. Wallace intends to see for himself, and when he tries to capture the alien, ends up captured himself.