Suddenly Elsa felt dizzy and disoriented. Her legs wouldn't hold her up and she collapsed onto the ground. She tried to push herself up, but she could feel her strength fading away. She could not understand what was happening as her mind was foggy. Without her realising it, she was floating.
Elsa was floating above the structure.
Elsa was filled with fear, her mind raced as she could not feel her legs or arms. She could not sense her body at all! She felt nothing, as if she had become a mere spirit. Her vision turned black, pitch black. She could not see, move nor think; she was paralyzed in this state of nothingness.
When the darkness and numbness receded and Elsa was able to feel again, the first sensation she felt was a pounding headache, followed by a dull pain throughout her body. The pain was intense but mercifully brief, and Elsa was relieved as it subsided.
Elsa looked around and realised she was not in the forest anymore. She was in a dark room. No, a dark alley. There were torches on both sides of the alley wall to provide lighting; they didn’t do a good job as Elsa could barely see the path. The musty smell of the alley filled her nose. She took a step forward, and a click-clacking sound was audible, growing louder with each step. She could see cobwebs lingering at the corner wall of the alley. Cautiously, she walked towards the wall while trying to suppress her fear.
As she reached the wall of the alley, she touched it and found out that it was also made out of cobblestone, just like the structure she had found in the forest. “Am I trapped inside the structure?” she thought, and a sense of panic rose in her chest. “This has to be magic. Only a sorcerer can help me now,” she thought again.
But how could she find a sorcerer in this mysterious, unexplored place? Even back in the kingdom, sorcerers were hard to acquire. They only answered to the king and only aided in wars, not for personal matters. Elsa had only heard about the sorcerers. She was only told how powerful and magical they were; she had never encountered one.
“I need to find a way out of this place first,” Elsa thought to herself. Then, she reached for her bow, but the bow she found on the floor was strange and definitely not hers.
Her original bow was made from bamboo, but this one was made from maple wood and the ends of the bow were glowing. Glowing rings - which were not present on her original bow - were now on this new bow. She grabbed it nevertheless despite curiosity and fear chaotically disrupting her thoughts. The glowing rings seemed to respond to her actions as they glowed slightly brighter after she touched the bow. She then reached for the bowstring slowly. An arrow materialised on the bow in the position of ready to be fired. The tip of the arrow was also shining a bright white.
Elsa realised that this must be an enchanted bow, a type of weapon provided by the sorcerers and only used by the elite warriors of Ora.
Elsa's mind was filled with a multitude of questions: where was she? Why had her original bow been replaced with an enchanted one? What was the structure she had touched in the forest? Was it even possible for her to find a way out of this alley and reunite with her father? Despite her fear and confusion, she held onto the enchanted bow and set out to explore this mysterious place, determined to find answers and a way back home.
As Elsa walked, she looked left and right but all she could see were identical cobblestone walls. The clicking sound of her steps grew louder and louder and she could hear growls in the distance. After a long walk, she finally reached a junction. Two paths stretched out before her, one to the left and one to the right.
This was not just an alley. This was a dungeon.