It is almost jarring how quickly unbridled excitement can be shifted into complete and utter bewilderment and Damian was about to find this out first hand. Mere moments ago the young man was counting down the seconds to Emerald Odyssey's
scheduled shut down, trying to squeeze as much gameplay in as he could before the maintenance started up, but then everything just went dark. "Shit. Did the power go out?"
Damian pondered aloud as he searched the blackness that surrounded him, trying to regain his bearings. But just as quickly as the darkness washed over him it was replaced with searing and blinding flood of light. "Damnit!!"
As Damian blinked his eyes in an attempt to try and regain focus he was greeted with a sight that was far more troubling than the sudden darkness that had over took him. He was no longer in his small quite studio apartment, but rather he stood in the middle of a town that was bustling with life. "The hell?!"
Damian exclaimed in utter shock, his body naturally taking a few steps back in an attempt to separate itself from the bizarre situation. It was in his confusion that Damian managed to catch the back of foot on a loose rock and send himself toppling over. Damian's body hitting the ground practically shook the earth and sent up a cloud of dust and dirt. "Owww..."
Damian groaned as he laid on the floor for a moment, the slight hope the strike to his head would some how pull him back to reality. "Uhh are you okay?"
It was this soft voice that finally encouraged Damian to reopen his eyes and just as he feared he was still not back in his room, though this time he was greeted by a face peering down at him.
She was a young woman with soft features and a round face, dark brown hair pulled back into a ponytail that hung down just below her neck. She wore simple cloth shirt that seemed too large for her with a slightly tarnished plaid printed skirt that settled down a little bit above her ankles. But what really caught Damian's eye about her was the woman's green skin paired with the pointed ears sprouting out of her head. If Damian didn't know any better he would of sworn that this a forest nymph, but that would of been impossible. "Well are you?"
After what felt like an eternity of gawking and staring Damian finally managed to find his voice. "Uhh uhh y-yeah.... yes I'm okay."
Damian stammered out as he looked up at the woman. "Good, then would you mind moving? You are blocking the road."
The green skinned woman said, placing a hand on her hip in what looked like impatience. Damian Sat up as quickly as he could, but stopped himself the second he noticed that even with out standing he was already towering over his pointed ear associate. "The hell?"
It was in this moment that Damian took a second to turn his attention from the bizarreness of his surroundings and finally on to himself. "Holy-!!"
Damian cut himself off as he looked down at his massive
form that was cladded in armor. As he stood up he only became that much more aware of his staggering size, looking down to the nymph woman who was still eyeing him and waiting for him to move. "I-I'm sorry ma'am..."
He said, offering a slight bow of his head. "Just try to stay out of the street from now on okay?"
The woman said before offering Damian a smile and continuing on her way and leaving the giant to try to come to terms with what was going on.
Damian took more than an apocopate amount of time familiarizing himself with his new form in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the town before finally refocusing on his current situation. The answer was too obvious, but even more insane that Damian didn't want to admit it to himself. Finally he decided to swallow the hard truth that he had in fact been transported into the body of his avatar, the Strom Giant Yjarldor Stormcaller. Not only that but he was ripped from the real world and tossed into the that of the fantastical realm of Emerald Odyssey
. As much bewilderment and fear filled his core Damian, or rather Yjarldor, couldn't help but have some excitement burning in his chest. After all who wouldn't want to be inside of their favorite video game.
Now the only thing left to be decided was what was he going to do next, lucky for him he was already in Inarrel, a central hub of activity. He was sure that he could stumble upon a quest here, the thought of which only further fanning the giddy flames in his heart.