The story The Ring: Terror's Realm begins as our happy heroine, Meg, finds that her boyfriend, Bobby, has been turned into a dead, dried-up fig of a thing. He was a husky hunk before; now, he's just a husk. Obviously disturbed, Meg emerges determined to solve the mystery by examining the line of research that Bobby was conducting at the local branch of the Center for Disease Control. At the lab, she learns that Bobby and two other recently departed staffers were running a top-secret computer program known only as [RING]. By crashing the still-running program, Meg gets downloaded into an alternate world. Decked out in nifty body armor and sporting lead-spittin' weaponry, Meg is able now to take her personal vendetta to a new level. All of this would be cool, except that Meg is tutored on how to "off" people in the [RING] universe, and then sent off to destroy others called "them" without any other explanation or motivation.