As you're going about your daily life, your vision suddenly wavers, then darkens. You believe something may be wrong with you and as your balance begins to give way, you fall toward the ground. Surprisingly, however, the impact does not come. Instead you are met with a mixed feeling of falling and floating as if in a dream; as if you will never reach the bottom that is so close and yet so far away.
As you descend into this unseen landscape, lights blink into existence, some of them soft glows, like fireflies flitting in and out of your vision, while others are bright, and far-off, like distant stars. Some of these lights move about as if you are standing still, while others fly past as if you are still falling. The effect is jarring and disorienting and you feel for a moment like you might be ill.
You are struck with a sudden sense of dizziness that further drives your instincts to vomit, but before you can, you feel an impact as if you have finally hit the ground and your vision goes completely dark again. For a brief moment you wonder why it felt like you had just fallen over, instead of falling from a high cliff.
As you come to, your vision fades back in as if you've just awoken from a dream, but what you see around you is not what you expect to see at all.
You seem to have awoken in some kind of shrine. The room is fairly dim, lit only by the light of the morning sun streaming in through the open front door. There are several torch stands, set in pairs leading down the center of the room toward the aforementioned door, but none of them are lit at the moment. There are two smaller stands for incense at the side of the stone slab you've woken up on, and these are lit, creating a calming fragrance that fills the air, but may be slightly strong considering your close proximity. The room itself (and it does not appear there are any rooms leading off of this one), is made of rough-hewn, but well-cared for wood, and despite the apparent age of this place, it is very well maintained and immaculately clean.
The large stone slab you've woken upon is placed near the back of the room. On closer inspection, the slab appears to be a marble cube, colored a dark purple that's almost black in the dim lighting of the room. On the top upon which you sit, there is a very intricate carving made up of symbols and patterns that mean absolutely nothing to you.
You don't feel the presence of anyone else in the room, but you can hear the sounds of daily life beginning outside. Unfortunately, the only thing you can see through the door in your current position is the sunlight and a thin whisp of morning mist attempting to creep into the room.