In the aftermath of the Blackout, Dr. Tan – now the sole controller of Prisma Dimensions – brings the Neo Arcadia servers back up.
Meanwhile, Amandine, sister of Eiffel’s protégé Simon, seeks out journalist Nahari, who is hot on the trail of the hacks, glitches, and tragedy caused by the Blackout.
Long before Xu Xiamoin was born, plans were made for her life's trajectory: she would attend the best schools, work for the best companies, and marry well. A dutiful child, she studied hard and played by the rules. However, at every step of the way her younger brother seemed to outshine her. Frustrated by always being second, Xiaomin joined a private security company where she excelled. When a chance arose to work abroad, she took it and went to work with their partner, Prisma Dimensions, in Paris. Xiaomin - or Bai Hu, per her handle - is mentally and physically tough, able to handle threats in the virtual and real worlds with practical efficiency.