The Firewall team has been captured and sent to a secret lab and prsion run by the Ultimates. The lab is now run by Loren Kristol, or at least a being that claims to be Loren. As new inmates, the team must find a way to survive and complete the mission. Between vicious prisoners, deadly Ultimate guards, and experimental weapon technology, how can they possibly pull this mission off?
The Ultimates chapter begins! The Firewall agents have tracked Loren Kristol to Xiphos, the home of the Ultimates.Fortunately, they have a way to infiltrate the secure facility by posing a new Ultimate recruits during the annual Olympic festival. Thousands of Ultimates travel to Xiphos to compete and celebrate. During the festivities, the team has a chance to learn what Kristol got from the Ultimates and where he is. Of course, they must remain undercover and that means they must compete in the Olympics. The festival has many games and contests, including highly unorthodox ones, including a deadly tea party.
The Firewall team has cornered their target, Loren Kristol, but they must catch him while Extropia descends into chaos! A powerful hacker is waging war against Nomic, the legal AGI, and the entire habitat is now a battlefield between confused citizens, hacked security bots, and paranoid mercenaries. Meanwhile, Loren Kristol has revealed himself and is on his way to escape with a number of Iktomi/hybrid morphs in his possession. The team must find and stop him before he gets away. Loren has a few tricks up his sleeve though. The exciting conclusion to the Extropia chapter is here!
Aspen the async uplift returns to the investigation! She quickly thinks up a scheme to steal the data from the Ultimates. It involves kidnapping, body switching, and powerful drugs. There’s also the small matter of alien hybrid morphs being built and sold to wealthy clients. In a place where money buys power and protection, can a small group of determined sentinels overcome the incredibly wealthy Ultimates and their elusive ally, Loren Kristol?
The investigation into Loren Kristol continues in Extropia. Data recovered from the Titanian Commonwealth investigation pointed to a meeting between Loren and the Ultimates that took place on Extropia. The Firewall team must now find out what the meeting was about and where Loren went. First, they must adjust to culture of Extropia. Between micro-torts and the relentless nature of anarcho-capitalism, can the team successfully pursue their investigation without alerting the Ultimates or Kristol?