The team find them selves amongst the ruins, in a firefight with a few lightly armed enemies.
Xerces and Rayce takes up the fight as Lowen takes cover and start to record the combat in his characteristic fashion.
Rather quickly the team gets two of the enemy out of action while the third tries stays to perhaps rescue his fallen comrades. At the same time, the last two enemies, retreats in a orderly fashion to a safe distance and out of sight.
While Rayce makes a circling advancement to perhaps catch the bad guys in the side or back, Xerces keeps the closest three under fire.
This is the situation as we go back in time to the beginning of the story.