After the bank incident, the Bull had a strange dream during the helicopter ride to Atlanta. He saw himself in a huge golden amphitheater. At one end is a large throne of ivory and onyx, and upon it sat a huge man. He welcomed the Bull to his realm, and introduced himself as Hypnos, Lord of Dream. Cole was gracious to his host and inquired as to why he was here, and Hypnos asked about what he knew about the Horrors. Cole instead told the Elder God that the Second World’s Nath-Horthath knew more about them than him. Hypnos summoned Lupinticus and questioned him instead as to the nature of the Horrors. Lupinticus refused to answer, spitting out an answer about how Hypnos ought to already know. The Outer God accused the Dreamlord of keeping them as pets, slaves, and cattle. The Bull turned on Hypnos, and the Elder God defended himself by claiming they have no sentient thoughts, and he only uses them for menial labour anyway. Lupinticus was banished, his memory of the encounter wiped, and Hypnos returned his attentions to the minotaur. The Bull was drafted (essentially against his will) to send any Horrors he finds back to this realm. He returned to his body in the helicopter abruptly.
Meanwhile, Peter had a very different experience after the bank. While he jacked in to find Billy, he found that he couldn’t jack out. He stayed in that state, jacked into the Matrix, for months. After a few days, he realized that ‘normal’ users couldn’t exactly see him. A few days after that, he compiled a sprite. That was a little surprising, but not as surprising as when he threaded his first complex form. He realized quickly that he was a technomancer, but S3-ER-V3-3O didn’t let him rest for long. The Horror had made a home in one of the subhosts of a little-known message board, and the Mystery accidentally stumbled upon his lair. After a disastrous battle, Peter spent the next few months training his abilities and tracking the Horror for another confrontation. Once S3-ER-V3-3O came into view, Peter readied himself for battle… and found himself in Nyarlathotep’s dreamscape.