What the f~~~? Something is wrong. You feel a tugging sensation in your gut. At first it’s unpleasant, but it quickly grows painful. What could make it feel like there was a black hole in your ass eating your own guts like that? Thoughts that you’re certainly going to die flood your panicking brain as the sensation spreads throughout the rest of your body. The world around you begins to blur, and twist. Your vision narrows to a fuzzy tunnel. Was it something you ate? Did someone poison you? Are you having a heart attack? Rapid fire speculations keep coming as your brain tries to make sense of the impossible. Soon everything goes black, and you lose all sensation of your body...Disembodied consciousness...how strange. Time suddenly loses all meaning. All the niggling aches, pains and sensations you didn’t even notice are gone. There is nothing left but the capacity for observation of the unfolding of reality. Suddenly stars appear, and not just the measly few strong enough to break through Earth’s atmosphere. ALL the stars appear, all around you, whirring and spinning by at incomprehensible speeds.
Nebulae and galaxy clusters never seen this way by human eyes before flash past in a seemingly endless parade. Suddenly, finally, it stops. One star grows in focus as you burst through the edge of its white corona to zoom through the space lovingly embraced by its heat and gravity. There is a planet now, surrounded by three moons of different sizes. One blue, one grey and the third a soft shade of pink. Hanging below them is a blue green sphere that could at first be mistaken for Earth. But, upon closer observation it’s clear to see that the planet is somewhere else entirely. The land masses are all the wrong shape, and there are too many of them. Your journey continues towards the planet’s surface, zooming in on a temperate area north of the equator. A beam of red, green and gold energy embraces your wayward consciousness, pulling it downward. Sensations begin to return as a new body forms around you. It feels like your old body, only clean and in good repair. There is something else there too, like an itching at the back of your mind, but you cannot place the sensation. Suddenly there are two others there with you, you feel their presence descending with you.
Full reality slams back into you as the lights become overwhelmingly bright. A hard unyielding surface of stone makes itself felt beneath your hands and knees. Your normal clothes are gone. It feels as if you are wearing a shirt of some kind, and loose trousers tucked into knee high boots. The lights fade, and the space comes into view. You are kneeling in a spacious, dome ceilinged room of some sort. A man wearing a strange suit of armor and wielding a sword stands before you. Looming above all of you is a statue of a creature that resembles a humanoid baboon with a long tail and large avian wings. Its tail ends in a bony club-like appearance. Three others kneel with you, forming a square around the man.