[Huh? It seems in your wandering you've ended up in the Kingdom Lands, close to the city. You decide to enter it and look around- Arches of Music always seems so breathtaking!!]
[You pass by the church but something catches your eye- is that... Prince Edward? You lock eyes with him and he waves you over. Wow, weird, usually he has the guards drag you over. Maybe it's a good day? Either way, you walk over.]
"You, Player, I need to request something of you. It's important that you pay attention."
[You take that advice because honestly, this is strange to you. But you know, it seems pretty cool to have something to do.]
:: What do you need help with Edward?::
[You find yourself asking- was that programmed? Nah, they can't program a player.]
[He corrects you sternly and you can't help but chuckle.]
"Listen up! There is something strange going on in the Odd Fields and I want you to check to out."
[He pauses hesitantly, obviously worried.]
"The people are worried and it's my job to keep them happy but I can't risk leaving here right now... I need someone to do it for me. And that someone is you Player."
[He turns and begins to walk to the edge of the city, glaring back at you and it's obvious you need to follow him. So, you do.]
[It takes a while but you finally reach the top of the wall surrounding the city and Edward seems to be looking out with concern. He points to the blue green grasses in the distance, wedged between trees and water.]
"There. That's where you need to go."
[You stand for a second, thinking.]
[He looks at you impatiently and you sigh, a sign of agreement.]
-> Go straight to the fields
-> Go see an NPC and ask them to help
[ GO STRAIGHT TO THE FIELDS ]
[With a nod of your head, you speak to Prince Edward rather excitedly]
:: I'll head right over there then! See ya!! ::
[And rush away in a huff.]
[Joffery the Excellent glances at his partner rather dumbfounded, seeming concerned the Edward didn't tell the player more. Oh well, what can be done?]
[It took longer than you thought it would, but you finally reach the fields. Prince Edward was right, something WAS up. You could barely see thought the thick fog, and even though it felt empty, you get nervous.]
[Nothing is there.]
[Now you just feel dumb, Prince Edward tricked you! He made you waste all this time to get here and then it was for nothing! With a huff you turn to leave.]
[You turn back around and squint. The fog has shifted, but is still thick.]
[You were wrong, something IS there.]
[And it's moving.]
-> Wait- it could just be a Okours or something, and will come out of the fog in just a few more steps.
-> Run- get out of there! You don't what that is, why wait for it to attack you? No way!! Run as fast as possible!
[ RUN. RUN FAR AND RUN FAST. ]
[No way were you going to hang around and find out what that was! That's crazy talk! So you turn on your heel and bolt.]
[Phew... after all that running you're sure you've lost it- whatever it was. Taking a look around you though... oh.]
[Well, doesn't this look familiar. All that running got you no where.]
[Thinking about it now, the fog is definately thicker- you couldn't run straight out if you wanted to.]
[Not to mention those pitfalls found here...]
[It almost seems like the fog is trying to hold down that creature, so you think it's safe to assume it isn't harmless.]
[You want to run again but you find yourself stuck to the spot, unable to move. This is bad.]
[Oh no, what now?]
-> Fight- That's it, you have to fight!! No more running!
-> Yell for help- Another player, or someone, anyone, will help you for sure!!
(I greatly apologize for there being no art! My computer decided to die on me and I probably won't have a computer for a month or so... Sorry!! I had to write this on my phone OTL )
[ FIGHT. IT'S NOW OR NEVER!! ]
[With a quick jump back you distance yourself from the creature as it snarls and hisses at you, some sort of dangerous spittle flying towards you. It lands near your foot and sizzles and you realize where the fog- more like smoke- is coming from. This... THING'S drool seems to be of some sort of corrosive or acidic property. And deadly. You sigh. As if this wasn't hard enough.]
[You close your eyes and feel your senses sync with your partner's- feel their breathing, hear the sounds filtering in. The process takes a few seconds, but soon enough you open your eyes and see sights that aren't yours. It works much like a split screen with your own sight taking up the bottom and your Pheous' taking up the top. You examine the creature and grit your teeth- the skin looks tough, the colours distracting, and the teeth and bone are frightening. Worst of all is not the size of the creature but it's glowing eyes- which you realize are actually clusters of eyes. Gross. Either way, it's time to fight!]
:: Come on! We can do this!! ::
[You shout to your Pheous and, with a shout, they rush forward. Your thoughts link, you can easily send commands or warnings- in short, you can talk without talking. Just as your Pheous is about to reach the snarling beast, dodging drool, you spot something in your own vision- something eerily similar to the beast your already fighting. And it is approaching fast from the... Sky? Quickly your Pheous retreats, feeling your fear and confusion. And then, it happens.]
:: Duck!! ::
[That's all you manage to say as you drop to your knees, watching the scene in front of you. Something strangely dragon-like slams into the beast, and they both tumble past you- one screeching and the newcomer oddly silent. Whipping around to watch the creatures fight you find yourself slack-jawed. This new creature is almost stranger than the first. It has a lanky and serpent-like body, you think you count six legs, a long tail with some sort of metal heart? on it. It's also pretty much black and white, contrasting the usually colourful world. Oh, and it has some red checkered cape or something- you can't really tell with all the thrashing going on. You aren't really sure who is winning, but you feel compelled to stay and find out. The two beasts slash and bite at each other, the newcomer smoking from the acidic spit but still tearing into the other. It's surprisingly violent, and you are sure that that is blood- and lots of it. Blood wasn't usually shown?]
[It was a horrifying fight, but as the cobra-like beast stops moving and gurgles the last bit of acid from its mouth you know who has won this fight. The strange dragon newcomer. A brief moment of stillness fills the air and then you watch helplessly as the creature swings it's bladed tail and slams it down of the defeated beast's neck. It's like watching a guillotine. You close your eyes but the noise still shakes you. When you risk opening your eyes you see the beast explode into pixels and strings of code and wonder why it didn't fade away like other monsters you've seen defeated or have defeated yourself. You attention snaps to the remaining creature and you finally see the black name hovering above it.]
[It reads "Jabberwocky" and you find it oddly fitting.]
[It turns its attention to you, nods almost unnoticeably, and without even opening its mouth speaks to you in a deep, almost robotic voice.]
"Glitch eliminated. Stay safe Player."
[And then, as quickly as it appeared, it is gone. On the ground is a tooth from the beast before and it is automatically added to your items along with 30 Starbits and an anonymous note message saying: Sorry for the trouble. Well, at least you got SOME compensation for whatever just happened.]
[Huh. Now what? You can't just stand here in the fading fog- well, actually, you could but why? Things just feel pretty surreal right now is all. What was the beast that helped you? You'd have to google that later. But for now...]
[What to do?]
->Return back to Arches of Music and tell Edward how things went. Maybe he will be able to answer some questions or even give you a reward!!
-> Head elsewhere. You just want to relax and maybe think about what has happened. Or go hang out with and NPC. It's up to you.
!!! THIS IS A CHOOSE THE PATH EVENT!! PLEASE COMMENT WITH YOUR CHOICE, AND THE MORE REQUESTED CHOICE WILL BE THE FOLLOWED PATH- THANK YOU !!!
There you go! This mission can be done with a friend if you want! Draw or write you experience for the event as well! Those who participate will earn an additional 50 SB on any event related work.