The heroes awoke in the out of game world inside the elevator. They decided to take a rest in the elevator while they had a chance. When they finally made their way out of the elevator, they arrived in the basement. Opposite of their elevator, a second elevator opens as a pudgy figure steps onto it. Gary Van Der Mer gloats from the closing doors that his mistress will get a outside line. His door closed and the heroes were left alone in the storage basement…except they weren’t alone.
A sudden attack broke out between the heroes and various rat creatures…Wererats, rat swarms, and dire rats to be exact. The fight was even until the Wererats pushed the stacks over on top of most of the fighters. The rats gained the upper hand due to mobility, but even then the heroes still managed to defeat their foes.
After the fight, the heroes investigated the stacks for clues and supplies. They found some VR Helmets, a blueprint of the facility revealing a sub-basement and upper offices, and an iPad like device. The device turned on and showed a vague female face who addressed the heroes as ToRIE. She rebuked the heroes for fighting the system she set up for them. She claimed that their efforts were fruitless as she had control of certain sectors (15,16,24,26,30), was frustrated at their tunneling into other sectors (10,12,13,19,20), and had just been able to reclaim sector 16. She was cut off as James hacked into the system. He warned the contestants that they only had 6 hours left and they had to stop Gary from getting to “Serve Her”…
One VR Helm