You are in the midst of your daily life.
A voice startles you in midst of your actions, “Prepare yourself”, it says firmly. “Stop what you are doing, and make ready you fool.”
A flash of pain overcomes you, like the wrong end of a mace colliding with your skull. Your eyes are forced shut. There is silence for only a moment. The sound around you returns, only you do not recognize the tone of your surroundings.
The air in the room is thick and warm. You feel an audible low hum, but are not yet certain it’s coming from outside of your head.
“Open your eyes”, the voice says.
Hesitantly, you open your eyes to find yourself transported. Strange. Only a moment has passed, but somehow you find yourself in a foreign room. Scanning the room, you see the faces of 4 strangers, but cannot quite make out any details of your environment.
All of whom appear to be equally as shocked as yourself.
“Who are these people? Who or what was that voice? How, in no time at all, did you come to be here in this strange place?”, you ask yourself.
One of the strangers, a Genasi of some creed, moves to speak.