The team did very well in their evaluations, according to Rosie. Unfortunately, they still have a big problem on their hands: Nobody on the Reliance can pilot the Reliance. The person who was originally supposed to be the pilot for the team jumped ship a while back. No one else can fly the thing. While there are no good solutions, the Masters of the Metaverse have finally found actionable intelligence. A man, one who might know where Pierce ended up. The team heads to a metaverse without proper avatars for them and end up in highly uncomfortable and unbondable half-a-tars; the fit for the pilots is…tight. Nevertheless, the team works to find the metaversal criminal and ex-pilot – a man named Jimmy. When they finally find him, the only thing he can tell them is that years ago Pierce set up a hideaway; a metaverse only accessible from a backpack stored within another metaverse.