It began with me pulling out car keys and boarding a red Mazda RX-something.
The scene was the top of a very tall carpark building which I’m pretty sure I’ve dreamed of it before.
I was trying to run away from some friends in that car.
Next thing I realized, this carpark building became very crowded.
Then somehow, I was already on foot, carrying the car with me as if it’s a suitcase. I was trying to get on a weirdly designed elevator, trying to go up. There are no walls on this elevator to prevent you from falling off. It’s like the castle stage in 8bit Mario where elevators keep coming up from the lava and you have to use that to jump over.
When I look down from this elevator, I see lava. But without fear, I grabbed onto the chain (that’s pulling this elevator up) with one hand and proceeded to jump in a zig-zag way upwards.
Then it’s like I just entered the attic of a very tall tower. It’s very dark all around. Something tells me to just make my way up. I walk along a ledge filled with things you would see on a wizard’s desk, scrolls and stuff all over this ledge. It kind of reminded me of my messy desk at home.
There were people sitting around and chatting.
I was trying to find a save point. But then I recalled in my mind that the save points were removed in the last version update. But still I tried to find one anyway.
In this dark tower, there were random small sparkling gems floating. I waved my hand near them and started “absorbing” them into my hand.
I looked around for more and found a huge blue crystal rock the size of my palm. I grabbed it and observed how it slowly shrank in size as I absorbed it.
I look at my hand and see a value of “10,000”+. Then see the blood veins of my hand turning blue. I knew I had “Atma Poisoning”.
I climbed up and came to a floor, walked past a bright smoky portal which I knew would lead me to a battle with a minotaur.
A RL friend who also plays FFXI with me showed up. Saying he’s trying to catch up on the missions and tells me he might need my help later.
We came to a few exhibits, there were no one else around.
These exhibits have holograms and are actually puzzles you have to solve.
After seeing my friend solve one, and it involves pushing a coke bottle down a hole, I move out of the place and came to a small village.
I tried to find a shop that sells an atma container and during the walk, I took out my iPhone and began looking up “Atma Poisoning” for more info.
I walked into a store and told the shopkeeper if she had any atma containers. Some guys there asked what happened and I said I was trying to complete “Wings of Altana” mission.
Then she took out some cheap looking long plastic container, took my right arm, used a pair of small scissors and snipped on the blue veins on my hand.
Blood flowed out, it was dirty red in color, as if a bit of blue paint was mixed in. My arm swelled up and lots of blood gushed out until the swelling reduced.
She then did the same for my left arm. The container was close to filling up and this was when I woke up.
I felt refreshed and happy because I just had a nice long fantasy-related dream.