Item: Maple Leaf
A Leaf from a Sugar Maple Tree.
Surprised by the sudden pop-up I drop the leaf. Come think of it, I can’t help but wonder why I haven’t noticed that interface at the edge my vision yet. I guess I’m just too used to gaming. Let’s check out that interface later. Somehow I’m feeling really parched — come to think of it I’m really thirsty. I should look for some water. I take look around. There’s a river nearby with clear water. I walk towards that river. Trying to scoop up some water I realize my hands seem somewhat smaller than they should be. I look at my reflection the lake and my jaw simply drops to the floor: I look like I’m ten years old! And I have… cat ears?! Black furry cat ears!! So I’m a cat boy now?! Am I even a boy? Yeah, I’m a boy. But never mind checking out my interface later. I need to check it right now! Do I even have a character window?
As soon as I think of it a new window appears. How very convenient!
Character Info: Swift
Race: Chitwer Ailurantrope
I stop reading the window. What on earth is a Chitwer Ailurantrope?! As to answer my question two new windows appear. Glossary entries. Quite neat! I could get used to that. Not that I have a choice here…
Glossary: Race: Chitwer
A childlike race. Grown Chitwer are about the same height as ten-year-old Humes. They are blessed with innate luck. Chitwers can be quite obsessive with their talents. Due to that obsessiveness, they improve their talents faster can achieve higher masteries at those talents than other races. That obsessiveness is also the reason they usually are seen as not that sociable.
Due to their childlike appearance, some people, much to the dismay of many Chitwers, like to compare Chitwers with potatoes or even go so far as simply call them potatoes.
I don’t really mind playing the childlike race in that other game. In fact, I really like playing as a small mischievous bringer of chaos! But it’s an entirely different thing to actually become one! I mean, having been average Asian I have been already smaller than average Caucasian and I have always been quite conscious of it. And damn my colleagues! Why do they always put my stuff up on the shelves that I can’t reach without a ladder! But I digress. This is a whole new level of short! The shortness of a ten-year-old! Anyway, let’s have look at the other window.
Glossary: Race: Ailurantrope
A werecat race. Aside from featuring feline ears and tail they mostly don’t differ much from Humes. They are blessed with strength. Due to excellent reflexes and instincts, they can adapt quickly. Other races see that growth with both envy and malevolence.
There are rumours of Ailurantropes being able to morph into full cats and back. No prove of such individuals exist.
So I am really a potato cat! This dream is awesome! Living in an RPG fantasy world! Who cares about being short?