Dragon is attacked by the robotic minions of Cyberface, who in this savage new world, seems to be a nanite-based entity living within all computer systems. Dragon barely manages to escape his clutches and is forced to steal from corpses and abandoned stores for food, clothing, and money. As he attempts to get some rest in an empty cellar, his mind is invaded by the worm-like parasites of a mutated infant who feeds on Dragon's nightmares. After Dragon awakens, he does battle with, and buries the Brain-Child under tons of rubble. He leaves the scene with four young women, the creature's former captives.