Since childhood, Riley idolized and dreamed of the superheroine Glory. Several years after Glory's disappearance, Riley decided to search for the missing superheroine as part of her journalism thesis.
Riley found Gloria West, who lived in France on the island of Mont Saint-Michel. Gloria explained that Glory had been brutally attacked and was still recovering.
Later that night, Glory told Riley that they had expected her. That she would be needed. Because something terrible would happen soon.
Riley dreamed of a future in which Glory had crippled humanity. Riley found out she would have to stop Glory.
Not long after, Mont St-Michel was attacked by the forces of Lord Silverfall, Glory's father and most sworn enemy. It was a rescue party for Riley. Silverfall wanted to get her to safety, because only she can stop Glory.
Riley, Glory and their friends escaped from Lord Silverfall's army.