Topeka is a city in the state of Kansas.
In 1996, at Vorcotec, a vortex research laboratory in Topeka, the staff began a regular test. While initially everything was going fine, readings began growing. They were locked out of the system, causing them to need to shut it down manually. One scientist, Roberto, was killed in the midst of it, while the other three (Karen Chapman, Jane Andrews and Frank Morgan) were transported to another world.
- "Beautiful Wickedness" (flashbacks)