When Lilly was first Chief Engineer at The Commonwealth, nearly 50 years ago, the Central Archive wasn't yet the greatest repository of knowledge in the known world, protected by scribes copying every piece of found material and disseminating them by Archive Runners to hidden off-site locations for safe keeping. Back then, the world was still quiet, because Lilly hadn't yet found the Harrington Box. But times change. 14 days ago the Keepers chased Archive Runner Elimisha into a forbidden Old World Tower and brought the entire thing down on her. Instead of being killed, though, she slipped into an unmapped bomb shelter where she's discovered food and fresh water, a two-way radio - and something else - called 'the internet'.