This piece is a collaboration between ElektronX and me. She made the art, and I wrote the writing. We planned this, and several chapters after it, together. (Caution, NF – NT abstraction squad at work!)
This part is rather short compared to parts 2 and 3, as it merely serves as an introduction to the chapter and a starting point for the story.
A thank you to Headbomb, the Design Master of my GW2 guild, for the styling of the text I wrote.