The story starts off on a sad note. Whirlwind becomes video game code and ends up in Game Central Station. She asks the Surge Protector if she could find a Portal Master, but he provides her with useless information. Panicked, she starts asking random video game characters for a Portal Master, but they either ignore her or tell her they can't find one. By the end of the prologue, Whirlwind gives up, realizing she's trapped in this unfamiliar world.