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Voices in the Void (Main Game Thread)
“The Tower is waiting. Stand before me or die.”
I stand up and shake my head, then look at the horizon. The endless white horizon, scattered with cubes. I look around, trying to recognize the source of that sound. If it is a sound.
What’s “The Tower”? I have been stuck in this place for longer than I remember. I even lost the sense of time. I don’t remember how I got in here. My memory is full of black, white and cubes. Thousands of them. There’s something I know I must be careful of, but I don’t remember what it is.
“Whatever this Tower is, it’s better than… This”
I start walking towards what I think that is the North. Is hard to locate yourself. There’s no sun nor moon. The ground is flat. The only point of refference are the cubes. And that doesn’t means much. It’s quite lucky that the white of the ground and the cubes are bright enough so you can see them. While I walk, I keep trying to remember what is that seemingly important thing that I cannot remember…
I’ve been walking for what seems like ages, and I keep hearing the same voice again and again. The landscape is still the same. I see a cube advancing in my direction, but is no trouble, as it’s floating. The sensation of having forgotten something is still tingling, to put it in a way, in a stronger way. As it’s trying to warn me about something. I turn my head to look at the “landscape” to see…
“Hi, my name is Elise!, You look lost, can I help?”
I quickly jump back and grab my swords. The “memory” is tingling faster and stronger. My mind is trying to accept the possibility of another living being in this place at the same time as a metaphorical bell is ringing without stopping.
“Ehh… huh?” I manage to say. The bell rings louder. “Help me with wha-”
“FINALLY!!! I’VE FOUND YOU!!!!” A voice interrupts me. The bell breaks. I look at the voice’s direction, and I notice that it comes from the floating cube I’ve noted before. A white figure jumps from it. I see how it jumps from cube to cube to reach where I’m standing while the bells turns into… a full memory…
I’m walking through this landscape. I’m tired. But I must find an exit. This seems endless. I notice a “different” cube. It’s emanating… something. That something feels nice. I approach the cube and touch it, not knowing why. Suddenly, electricity passes through my body and I feel like they’re ripping my skeleton from me. The following endless minutes are just pain and screams. I feel how a part of me starts vanishing. When it finally stops, a hand with what seems to be white leather gloves grabs me and throws me to the ground, then looks at me. I look at him and see…
… myself. But not exactly myself. This “me” is dressed the exact same way as me, only that with inverted colors. His clothing is of a light grey, almost white, color. I manage to see that the swords on his back are white. His visor glows with a bright teal light. Even with his/my clothing covering his face, I can feel him smiling. Until he says…
“Please tell me you haven’t forgotten about me…” he said. I don’t say anything and just grab my other sword
“Oh, come on. Let me re-introduce myself”. He bowed in an exaggerated fashion and said “I’m the Tsar, also known as Tlatseg, but the Tsar has more punch. As you can see, Gessy, I’m you, but in a different way. Well, more like a completely opposite way. Now, little-girl-who-I-didn’t-hear-the-name-well-enough…” He turned to Elise. “You said you could help us?”