The characters each had a prelude that got them into the game. shortly after the earthquake, the five strong groups all excaped through the hole in the roof of their arkology.
After meeting with Grimmer, the 450 year old tortoise, who warned them of the evils of Hoomans, they went out of the cavern to meet up with a human right off the bat, the little girl Oak.
After almost getting into a fight, they managed to get conversing and told each other They ended the evening travelling to a cavern, where they started to wait out the scary, lonely night. The arctic fox wandered out during his watch and encountered a normal bear. he utilized flame to scare the bear away.