Still in the Mimir facility, suspected to be Eden. the team continued to explore the circular chamber. Riddle soon began to suspect that they could be in some kind of silo, from things she had read in the past. As they explored the facility, they found massive living chambers, suitable for hundreds of individuals. It was when they came to the command center that events became more confusing.
A command center, with numerous monitors and consoles were set up, with many individuals dead, all wearing the Mimir logo. The person in the chair that oversaw the command was dead with a self inflicted gun shot wound. It was evident they had all been dead for at least twenty years.
At the main monitor, words came up, threatening them to leave. Roz attempted to reach out, mentally, to see if someone was there, but whomever was sending the messages must have been further away. When it was apparent they were not going to leave Eden, they were again attacked by some of the cybernetic mutants. During the fight, Spike was injured badly, but Dex and Tasty managed to patch him up, after his rage beats powers set in.
At this point they were determined to solve the mystery of Eden once and for all.
They descended into the lower level, which was smaller than the ring they had just vacated. They found that whereas the above was for living quarters, the level below was science. They discovered a cryo changer where Mimir employees were left sleeping, as well as numerous traps left behind. Then they found the genetics labs which answered many more questions.
The genetics labs were designed with cages and inside were beds, small enough for children. They even found old records on hundreds of subjects, including themselves, other members of the Ark as well as members of other arks they had encountered. They then found documents, written by Dr. Reitzius, perhaps the leader of the facility, who detailed the plans they had. The children, the individuals in the wasteland, were experiments, designed by someone else, likely off the planet, who wanted them to colonize and cleanse the earth for repopulation. However, due to the unstable nature of the experiments, there was discussion of destroying them and starting again with more loyal subjects. However, a faction of scientists, including Dr Nixon (Nix) decided to spirit the children away and hide them in different facilities, making sure that the mother of the experiments, Dr. Reitzius, could not get her hands on them.
Whereas Eden was not a lie, it was different than expected and less than hoped. But now they were on the verge of having answers.
Further searching of the facility found more traps Riddle was able to switch off, a nuclear reactor as well as a corridor to a missile silo with a rocket inside. It was prepped and ready for launch. But they left that alone for the time being. After a violent altercation with three of the mutants, they pressed on.
They entered the main console room with Dr. Reitzius behind a closed door with glass walls. She had two of her mutant creatures with her and gestured towards a large door that read ‘Titan.’ She explained that they were her children of sorts, they all were, as the experiments of Dr. Atwood would have to live on. Dr. Atwood, she explained was the brainchild behind all of this and the savior for the human race. They, the explorers, played a very small part in that and what little part they played was to come to an end as she had to exterminate them.
The explorers would have none of that and Tasty used his fire creation to set her on fire inside the room. The mutants attacked and as the others unleashed their mutants powers (which Dr. Reitzius seemed to forget about), she was blinded and confused but managed to hit the button releasing the door that read ‘Titan.’
A spectacular battle ensued, with Titan emerging from the closure. A massive, writing, tentacled mess of a creature, once human, came forth to destroy them, smashing everything in its path. The hero, as per usual, was Spike, who managed kill it, with aid from Dex. Once everything was calm, they healed their wounds and investigated the rocket behind Dr. Reitzius’ chamber.
They managed to figure how it worked and donned the protective gear and launched it, allowing it to take them behind the stars to the predetermined coordinates. They learned of the powerful civilization in space that was monitoring the progress. Leaving behind the wasteland they were to embark on a new journey that would now show them the advancements of humanity and what role the Mimir Corporation could provide.
It was the dawn of a new era for them all.