(Story so far: XDroid lands on Terraverse and is assigned the mission to find the key to immortality. He discovers D-Centra who becomes his partner on the mission. He meets ZERODroid, who shows him a vision that is instrumental in moving forward in the mission and finding the maps to Terraverse — the first step to discovering where the different pieces of the immortality code are hidden.)
X is staring at the endless maze ahead of him. He feels getting out of this would be impossible. Frustrated, he throws the map on the floor. D-Centra hovers on top of the map. Suddenly, a 3D hologram map of the Terraverse pops up. X starts zooming into different parts and finally locates the LOOP HQ on the map.
He discovers a portal that runs beneath LOOP HQ, which is connected to different parts of Terraverse. He immediately rushes back into the tower and finds the circular door marked as ‘T-EXPRESS’. That door is his gateway out of here. He sets the location to Area 99 and is instantly transported there through a tunnel filled with green light. Now, D-Centra and X are looking for the same circular door in Area 99, since that is their only way to reach Area 11.
Area 99 is the central location of Terraverse. There is a buzz of activity all around. There are flying drones carrying payloads. There is a massive billboard displaying scrambled data that is glitching frequently. There are power stations around him, with a long queue of droids waiting.
While X is looking around, he spots a flying drone with a familiar green light shining off of it. He knows that he has to follow it. D-Centra and him chase after it on the ground. They pass through crowded streets and alleyways. Finally, they see the flying drone land. They enter a parking lot. Here they find the circular door that reads ‘T-EXPRESS’. They set the location to Area 11 and jump into it.
They reach Area 11. It’s time for the heist to begin. X travels through multiple checkpoints, where he mutates into different forms to escape being discovered, while D-Centra becomes invisible. Finally, X reaches a place where there is a super-calculator in front of him. In front of it, he finds a lone droid, completely dismantled. D-Centra tells him, “This is ‘Numera’ — the one who created this complicated system where all kinds of super-calculations are possible. It went to sleep a long time ago.”
X suspects that the first part of the code is hidden inside Numera. But, how does he get the code out of a dead droid? X realises that he has to bring it back to life. So first, he gets down to rebuilding the droid. Once he is finished, he uses a cable that he connects to his power source to supercharge it. In the process, he loses 10% of his battery. Still, the droid doesn’t come back to life. So, he tries again. But this time, he sees some semblance of life coming back to it.
Finally, X takes a crucial call. He decides to go full blast power. He clicks a button on his suit and a ton of charge is released. Numera instantly comes back to life. And the code is unlocked. X smiles in satisfaction, until….he suddenly passes out. He’s completely out of charge. Bringing the droid back to life drained all the charge he had left in him.
D-Centra hovers over him as X lies motionless on the ground.
What happens next? Find out in Chapter 4.