Lorica's out of town; she's been loaned to the Minneapolis team who are having a Stranger problem. Not all their villains are Strangers, though. For example, this combo she's run into seems to be a Tinker and a Blaster.
Her skillset doesn't dovetail as well or as familiarly with the locals as it does with her usual team back home. She's called for backup, but she shouldn't have extended herself in this direction this far in the first place, not without a solider sense of who was on call and what they could do.
The blaster misses her and hits some tech and the tech goes nuts and there's a high pitched whine, a bright light -
- and she's somewhere else.