OOC link - http://roleplayerguild.com/showthread.php?t=158390
Jacob walked beside the other contestants as they were led through the building, by a young pretty brunet woman wearing a black dress with a lab coat over it, as they walked they wold stop at viewing windows to look into the developmental laboratories. At each stop the young woman would explain the scene beyond, “this room holds the microchip development and analysis systems… we are working on a way to nearly triple the power of any pre-existing microprocessor… but it is still a few months from practical testing” she said with a smile as they looked into one of the rooms through the glass viewing window, she would than move onwards through the complex to the next area.
After about an hour of walked around the complex Jacob was beginning to get tired of all the talking, “um… miss… where is this game?... I thought we were here to test some new game not walk around a laboratory” he asked their guide. Their guide smiled at him and then turned to walk away, “yes… we were just about to get there actually” she said as she moved over to a door at the end of the hallway, as she reached the door she swiped an ID card through the scanner and the door alarm deactivated with a loud beeping noise; followed quickly by the door sliding to the side, she smiled once more and waved them inside “this way please” she said indicating they should enter.
Jacob moved with the others through the doorway into a new room, this room unlike the others had no viewing window, as he entered the room he looked around trying to see everything within it. The first thing he noticed was the fact that all the surfaces within the room were a clear crisp white colour, and that standing in the middle of the room in a star formation was 5 egg shaped devices about the size of a human being. Their guide walked over to one of the devices and touched the surface lightly, “and lastly I would like for each of you to see… and yes experience... possibly our greatest invention of all… the virtual reality gaming system… or VRGS for short” she said, as she touched its surface a small 12” screen appeared on its surface.
She looked at each of them before giving further instructions, “though the science behind it is extraordinarily complex the actual use of these machines is relatively easy… your primary access is through this interface… you simple input your character design through the touch screen… and then enter the pod” she said. To demonstrate this she asked for a volunteer to step forwards, Jacob took the chance first and stepped up beside the woman, “so… what do we do” he asked, she turned back to the screen and asked a couple of simple questions; “its simple really, you just need to build your avatar like every other online RPG… you must choose a race, class and all the other details about their appearance” she said looking at the screen “so… say I wanted a human berserker… I would pick human from the races and then berserker from the classes” she said demonstrating to them; as she did so a simple avatar appeared on the screen that depicted her chosen character. She turned to each of the others before indicating the other pods, “if you would each choose a pod and build your characters… we can then begin the game” she said.
After she had said her piece to the others she turned back to Jacob, “would you like to use this character… or build your own” she asked, Jacob thought about it for a second before answering “I prefer magic over melee” he said “so I think I will build my own” he finished saying as he started looking through the races and characters. After about a minute he had made a quickly built character of a human mage and named it Din-Hor, after it was made he turned to ask the woman another question to find her standing slightly off to the side, “miss… I’ve made mine… now how do we play it” he asked. The woman turned to the wall beside the door and typed on a screen which was hanging there, as she did so the sides of the egg shaped pods began to rotate upwards revealing the interior space large enough for a human to lay in (see image at bottom), “in order to play your characters you just built… you only need to lay down inside them, place the small head band on and close your eyes… once the doors are closed again the machine will read your brainwaves in order to control the characters… it will also send impulses to the head band which will result in images and sensations forming in your mind” she explained.
After only a second of thinking Jacob nearly jumped into the pod and slipped the band on his head, he laid down and closed his eyes allowing the system to start, as the machine started Jacob could hear a soft humming around him followed by what he thought was a tunnel of light. After the light had disappeared Jacob, or Din-hor as he was now known in this world, found himself standing in a strange room. His mind wanted to turn his head and look around and so his avatar did so, he spun around and looked at both the room he was in and his own body; he saw that he was standing within a gigantic cathedral lit by what he thought to be a thousand candles hovering just above the first story. The light of the candles was casting out to all corners and even reached high enough to light up the pictorial on the ceiling, and the giant stone support columns running around the edge of the room, and at the far end a set of two double story iron doors.
Din-hor laughed, “this is great” he said, as turned back to the main alter of the cathedral; as he stopped turning he noticed that their were several other ‘people’ there. Jacob thought about walking forwards, and the avatar moved forwards to stand next to them, as he moved Din-Hor was now able to see a series of five green star shaped crystals on the alter.