In the aftermath of WWIII, the residents of the Arizona Desert do what they have to to survive. Robin of Summerville is an initiate of the Order of Orion, a legion of knights who preserve and protect the lost technology of the Before. For her last task before earning full initiation, she must find and retrieve the last workshop of Dr. Frank Watkins, a genius inventor in the years before the war.
She finally locates Dr. Watkins's last hideaway, a cabin in the desert far outside of Phoenix. Just as she manages to open the safe he left there, she's ambushed by one of the scavengers who makes a living on the wastes. There's a struggle, and in the process of it, Dr. Watkins's last and most terrible invention, the neural lace, activates and embeds itself into Robin's brain. The neural lace is an advanced computer interface that links directly with the brain, as well as the most inhumane and fearsome torture device ever created by humans. Because it can interface directly with neurons, it can control brain function and cause excruciating pain at the touch of a button, and without any physical harm.
Now, under the complete control of the scavenger who ambushed her (who managed to come away from the scuffle with the lace's control device), she must find a way to unlock the secrets of Watkins's last work, evade her Order (who will realize that she can't be left alive in someone else's power and with the knowledge she has of their secrets), and deal with whatever changes to her abilities or brain her captor sees fit to make.
In this scenario, I play Robin. A big part of it is who her captor is, why they were out in the desert, and what their goals are. Perhaps they just want to get by, and view the intrusion of Robin and the Order on their life as a nuisance. Perhaps they want to get rich from exploiting Dr. Watkins's lost work. Perhaps they want to replicate the neural lace and use it to start a lucrative slave trade business. It's up to you!