"So what is it, exactly? I know it was designed for the purpose of keeping the net safe from viruses, but is it something like a battle chip?" Crux was wandering around some public part of the net, trying to find any suspicious navis looking for stolen goods.
"Almost. It was originally going to be a security program that would operate ubiquitously in the net, but the coding for that became too messy. So it became something like a battle chip; a weapon that navis could use." Rankine was in his room, gathering some battle chips to use against the rogue navi that might have the chip by now, or Crusader, if it was likely.
"However, the chip had the nasty tendency to corrupt the programming of any navi that used it, so the project was put on hold for a few years, but because of the rise in attacks by criminal organizations, it was revived."
"Hm. Hey, why aren't we somewhere like in the Undernet? We might find our guy there."
"That's too obvious a place. They'll probably be in this part of the net, doing their business in secret."