We continue through the basement of the Ares building, but the card fails to open any more doors. Nutz hotwires the next door and Jack and Nacre bust their way through. WE go into the next room and find it to be a large, sterile office area.
We hear movement from some of the other rooms, it seems that there are more robot sentries here. Nacre takes a look down an adjascent hallway but does not see anything. We move forward and we hear the robot noises again. Jack discovers a turret blocking our path and we decide to take an alternate route through the nearby bathroom wall.
Nutz sets a charge and blows through the wall. We climb through and he uses his eye laser to get through a metal grate. We climb down to the sub-basement.
There is a laser turret in the main room. We decide to run past it instead of just standing still. Jack goes first, but he sees that there is a robotic sentry near the exit. He shoots it on his way past, and soon sees another one which he destroys as well.
WE finally come in to the main lab. They have several large vaults set into the floor here. Scale Fang goes astral and ascertains that more than 20 of the vaults have items in them. A robot approaches from down the hall and Nacre, Eclipse and Jack open fire. Nacre is hit and is healed by Scale Fang. Scale Fang runs out and levitates the robot upside down and Jack destroys it. Scale Fang then heals Nacre’s wounds.
Nutz uses a security disc that Wiz Kid gave him, and it successfully opens all of the vaults. There are chips, decks, laser units and prototype engine parts. Nutz, Jack and Eclipse all grab laser packs. The rest of the party grabs other things that aren’t too bulky. We get about half of the stuff that was in the vaults.
Jack goes to get a garbage cart to take the robot and the laser packs in. There is a maintenance robot and Jack kills it and throws it in, as well. Scale Fang levitates the cart up the stairs. We exit the building safely after a few more brief firefights.
We leave and go back to Gigi’s, and for her services to this point we leave one of the prototype decks for her decker. We decide to take 12 people with us back on the sub, and leave the next day.
While in the sub, we come to the underwater fence and it appears to have been fixed where we cut through. Nutz sends his drone out and it cuts through after a few minutes. As we come through the fence, something appears on sonar. Nutz quickly fires the dummy torpedo and we wait at the bottom of the lake for several hours. After we decide that it is safe, we continue our journey and arrive safely in Milwaukee.
Wiz Kid is ecstatic with all of the equipment we brought back. The rest of us relax and take it easy for a few nights.
After almost a week, we are ambushed in the warehouse by an Ares Special Ops unit. the break in to the warehouse and take us all prisoner. We are knocked unconscious and have strage dreams of voices and flashing images. They are examining us for some unknown reason.
We awake to see a red-haired man who looks like Wiz Kid. Scale Fang doesn’t recognize him immediately, because he appears much older. The man says that it’s good to see us again, and that 15 years have passed since the Ares Special Ops group kidnapped us. They apparently caught wind of our raid, and put us in cryso-sleep and did experiments on us. A few years later the facility we were in, some sort of research lab, was sold to another company. It took Wiz Kid 15 years to find us, and he bought the company so he could set us free.
Wiz Kid has been paying the rent on the warehouse since we left and our equipment and truck are in storage. He says that the world has changed, and that everything is wireless now; people can access the ‘Net without any equipment. A lot has changed, and perhaps so have we due to the experiments.