Previously on The Cult: Dane and Garth have begun their infiltration of the Shining Path fortress.
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Dane: Alright, we're going in.
Dane: All clear.
Garth: Don't forget, we're disguised...
Dane: Still, the fewer we meet, the better.
Garth: Whoa, slow down...look over there.
Dane: Aghhh, my head!
Dane: What? David?!
Garth: Alexander, we might be in trouble!
Alexander: What's going on?
Garth: Dane just passed out. I don't know what happened.
Glen: Alexander, should we...?
Alexander: No. We will not risk it until the most urgent situation.
Dane: What the..?
Voice: At last. I have attempted to reach you for a long time now, Dane.
Dane: Who are you?
Voice: I will inform you later. There are more pressing matters at hand.
Voice: Know him?
Dane: Yeah...Glen called him the "Supervisor."
Dane: What are yo-
Voice: Know him?
Dane: Yes; that's David.
Dane: Why are you showing them to me?
Cultist: What's going on over here?
Voice: The time has come.
Garth: Not sure. I can take care of him; someone of your rank ought to do more worthy tasks.
Dane: What time?
Cultist: Acrebus is calling a meeting of everyone not on guard duty soon. Be there.
Garth: We will.
Voice: Be wary, Dane. The Shining Path seek something whose power they do not understand.
Garth: Come on, Dane, wake up...
Dane: Who are you? Why are you telling me this?
Glen: Hmm...a shift of the guard.
Voice: You might know me as an AI; an artificial intelligence.
Glen: Alexander, they've nearly halved their people on guard.
Dane: My headaches...the artifact...is that..you?
Garth: It's been at least ten minutes now. What should I do?
AI: Yes. I was attempting to put you in a state of unconsciousness; unpleasant, I know. I can show you more in this state than otherwise. I am one of the artifacts the Shining Path seek; one of the artifacts that the government tried to hide in Project IRONHIDE. I know the true nature of that which they seek, and so you must help me and stop them.
Dane: I'm not sure I follow...but where am I?
AI: You know this place. The hideout in the mountains. There is something there I must show you.
AI: I will tell you when we arrive there. There are other things to attend to in the meanwhile. There are four others like me, Dane. I do not know how many the Shining Path have found, but these others, like me, have had their knowledge purposely limited so that the Shining Path must possess all of us in order to find what they seek. There are only nine artifacts besides us hidden in Project IRONHIDE, Dane. We must fight now if we are to stop them.
Dane: What of the others?
AI: They are help that will be appreciated, but you and I together are far more dangerous to the Shining Path than even ten of them are. Now you must awake. I will still be able to communicate with you.
Dane: Now where am- oh. Ah, my head...
AI: My apologies. I must find an easier way to communicate with you visually...
Garth: Thank goodness, you're awake. Alexander and the others were getting extremely on edge.
Dane: Let's go.
Garth: Alexander, he's back up; we're coming now.
Alexander: Good. We will be retreating in advance; call us if you need help.
Voice: Once again, they run, they always run...but the predator must have his quarry.