Vexen walked down the generally busy town street, the virtual sky hanging above her as she glanced up and sighed a little to herself, remembering what it felt like to look up at the real sky and feel the warmth of the sun. It hadn't been very long since this virtual reality became a prison like hellscape, every one of it's unfortunate players forced to trudge on in hopes that they would survive long enough to make it to the end. Vexen wasn't even sure if she would even make it that long, a large number of players had already fallen just trying to get past the first floors dungeon, which definitely didn't make her feel confident about where she stood. But in the end, the important thing for her was to make the best out of what she was given, and besides, at least she wasn't alone in all of this. Her long time MMO partner Ecliptor, and surprisingly his girlfriend, were there to make the horrific trip a slight bit easier to handle, so there was a small silver lining.
It seemed that Vexen had been wandering around, not completely sure where she was headed and eventually found herself entering a small tavern. The tavern itself wasn't very busy, a few players scattering the tables. It was a pleasant atmosphere though, not surrounded by the hectic bustling of the outside and getting a little peace and quiet was certainly a nice break. Vexen sat down at one of the tables in the back corner, ordering a small drink and taking a moment to just enjoy the calm space, but it didn't last long as someone suddenly burst into the tavern, a look of fear plastered on their face.
"Someone, anyone! Please help! My friend and I were leveling out in the forest and we got separated, I can't find him anywhere!" The player spoke in a panicked and desperate tone, looking for anyone to stand up and help.
After giving the others in the tavern a chance to help, which nobody did, they all just stared at the hapless victim as if they were purposefully interrupting their drink, Vexen stood, hand placed on the handle of her large, two-handed blade, and spoke up.
"I think I can lend a hand." As the other player thanked her and began to take her to the location the missing person was last seen, Vexen pulled up her menu, going into the friends tab and messaging the only friend on that list, Ecliptor.
Got someone who needs a bit of help, could use some back up. Meet me in the nearby forest and bring anyone you think could lend a hand. I'll explain the situation when you get there. -Vexen