Wrath of the Righteous
Waking in Darkness
It is dark wherever you are… so dark that no matter how sharp your senses, they seem to have abandoned you for the moment. The world feels like it’s spinning and it makes you sick, but you cannot make it stop. Your head throbs and your ears ring, and you close your eyes tightly trying to figure out what happened.
The last thing you remember was waiting for the festivities to begin, and now everything hurts and you feel a terrible weight pressing in around you. You almost cannot catch your breath, each inhale sharp and full of daggers, and it makes your head hurt even more.
After a few moments though, you begin to hear the sounds of rocks clattering, coughing, and moans of pain, as well as smell the choking scent of dust as your senses slowly come back to you, but all remains pitch black.
You feel rubble all around you, and realize that your body is covered with dirt and debris. Despite your general aches and pains, however, you are fairly certain that you are not truly injured beyond having the wind severely knocked from your chest.
To those whose sight is beyond the scope of human ability, or if a light source is produced, you can see that you are in a large underground cavern; one wall of which is now nothing more than a mound of rubble. Stalagmites and stalactites reach towards each other like the teeth of some great beast you find yourself trapped within the maw of, and the hungering dark around you surely feels like the belly of a beast waiting to swallow you whole.