THE ADVENTURE BEGINS WITH "VALENTINE" 

WHO WILL WEAR THE CHAINMAIL?

JESSA AND KELLY ARRIVE TO AARON'S HOUSE JUST AS THEY WOULD FOR ANY OTHER BAND PRACTICE. WHILE SETTLING IN, THEY HEAR A KNOCK AT THE DOOR. SURPRISED TO FIND NO ONE ON THE OTHER SIDE, AARON NOTICES A FOLDED STACK OF BLACK FABRIC, ACCOMPANIED BY A NOTE WITH AN ALL TOO FAMILIAR J. GRAVES SYMBOL. THE BANDMATES GATHER ROUND TO READ THE NOTE. "YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED TO THE FORTRESS OF FUN. SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO CONTINUE, THIS WILL BE YOUR GREATEST ADVENTURE." CURIOUS AND CONFUSED, THE BAND HEADS BACK TO THE BASEMENT TO RESUME THEIR REHEARSAL. DESCENDING THE BASEMENT STAIRCASE, THE GROUP NOTICES A CHEST HAS APPEARED IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR PRACTICE SPACE. UNTYING A WHITE STRING, THE FOLDED BLACK CLOTH PRODUCES 3 BLACK JUMPSUITS MARKED YET AGAIN WITH THE BAND'S SYMBOL. CLIMBING INTO THE JUMPSUITS, THEIR ARMOR, READYING THEMSELVES FOR WHAT MIGHT LIE AHEAD, THEY RELUCTANTLY ACCEPT THEIR INVITATION. 

 

UPON ARRIVAL TO THE FORTRESS OF FUN, IT'S CLEAR THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED THROUGH THE PERFECTLY PLACED CHEST - A PORTAL TO WHAT MIGHT BE A DIFFERENT DIMENSION. WHEREVER THEY ARE, THEY CERTAINLY AREN'T IN PORTLAND ANYMORE. TESTING THE CHEST, THEY CLOSE IT TO DISCOVER THEIR WAY BACK TO THE BASEMENT IS NOW UNCERTAIN AND A NEW BLACK ENVELOPE LAYS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CHEST. "TO WIN IS TO CHOOSE. WEAR THE CHAINMAIL OR LOSE." JESSA PULLS OUT THE VERY CHAINMAIL DESCRIBED IN THE NOTE. FEELING ITS WEIGHT AND EERIE POWER, THEY CONTINUE TO DISCOVER ITEMS IN THE CHEST. A NET, A BROADSWORD, A BOW - ALL PASSED AROUND THE BAFFLED AND HESITANT TRIO. THEY RETURN THE ITEMS TO THE CHEST AND MUST CHOOSE THE BEARER OF THE CHAINMAIL.