Sitting cross legged in her bed Tamara unwrapped her new game. The front cover only showed a picture of a tall broad swordsman with the words "Morancrais Online" across the top in shining red lettering. Opening the case she popped the disk into her gaming console and grabbed her new headgear. Slowly she slipped it onto her head and laid back on her pillow, this nerve gear was quite comfortable to be honest. "Link start." Tamara said, using the universal words to start the nerve gear, and her entire world lit up. In a small Tavern she faced a short squat man. "Hello there Miss." 'So it recognizes gender? Cool!' She thought excitedly. "Please input your player name." A keyboard appeared in front of Tamara and she immediately input her usual username 'Katsu'. The screen glowed blue and a small ribbon appeared with her name and flew to sit above her head, showing her name to all. "It's nice to meet you Katsu. What class would you like to use?" Without even looking at any of the other options Katsu immediately chose neutral. It was obviously the best of the options. "Welcome to Morancrais. Please proceed to town Square for orientation. We hope you enjoy your stay." 'My stay?' Thought the newly named Katsu. 'An odd thing to say'. Ignoring the oddness of the statement Katsu made her way to the square, watching as other people emerged from other buildings, some in pairs, but all quite excited. Her own excitement was muted for the moment as she made it to the square and took a place at the back. Once everyone had arrived in the squarr the tall broad shouldered man from the front of the game appeared on top of the fountain. "Welcome to Morancrais!" He cried, and the crowd erupted into loud cheers. Once everyone had quieted down he smiled a dangerous looking smile and Katsu shivered. "I'm sure many of you remember a few years ago the research project that was Sword Art Online." A few murmurs began and Katsu began to feel uneasy. "That research was meant to collect data, but unfortunately that data was cut short. Thanks to the advancements in technology however, we can now finish that data." With this he paused and looked around. "With all of you." A few screams erupted in the audience and a few began to cry. Katsu's own heart was now racing and she felt a lump in her throat. 'Stuck in the game?' She questioned to herself. "Welcome to Morancrais, enjoy your stay." He mimicked the man from the Tavern and then disappeared. After his disappearance a small ding sounded from each player signifying that they had received an item, most were too distressed to check, but Katsu needed to know what the item they had been given was. She opened her inventory to reveal a map of the world and a few potions that had been given to each player along with three thousand gold. Leaving the square Katsu went straight to the nearest outfitters and bought herself some protective gear, next she went to the skills master and bought some skills, and then she ended with the blacksmith where she bought a sword with the remainder of her money. Katsu had acted fast, knowing that it would take others much longer to react to this news and buy their gear, meaning that supplies would run dry fast. Katsu equipped her new gear and pulled up her map, trying to figure out where the best place to go first would be.