I awoke face down in heavy brush. There was a sharp pain stabbing at my head, and a line of dried blood running from my nose. Where am I? Who am I?
As my vision became less blurry, it became apparent that I was in the middle of the woods. Next to where I was lying unconscious was a small duffel bag. The first object I found in the bag was this very notebook. The first page was instructional. I was provided with a simple visual to tell me what I was supposed to be doing.
Wow, what a shitty image. I guess I'm supposed to kill bears? The following pages are entitled “BEAR LOG DAY X.”
I looked around the bag to see if there was anything actually useful. Here is what I found:
-A pair of 3D glasses (the the crappy paper ones with one eye red and one eye blue)
-A Chinese finger trap
-A butterfly net
-Two empty mason jars
-One hand grenade
-A box labeled “USE ONLY IN EMERGENCY” containing one ounce of marijuana
Nothing of use at all. Maybe I'll be able to damage one of them with the grenade, but that's about it. I'm not really sure what they expect me to do with the marijuana, since I was left nothing to light it with or smoke it out of. It was time to set off on my bear commander hunt. I had no idea where I was or where I'm going, so I decided to just head north for now, using the rising sun as reference (there is dew on the ground, I could tell it was morning).
It is now late afternoon. Hopefully using the sun as reference has prevented me from walking in a giant circle. After a few hours of walking I came across a tree with a carving in it. The carving said “STAY OUT OF THE SHADOWS” and the tree was riddled with bear scratch marks. Many of the surrounding trees were completely destroyed. Some tattered clothes on the forest floor were all that was left of the poor fellow who carved this, but in the wreckage I managed to find a military knife, which I added to my inventory.
Just as I was about to make camp for the night, I was attacked by a bear. It wasn't a Commander (that would have been disastrous), but a level 2 bear Scout.
BEAR SCOUT, LEVEL 2, HP 50/50
ME, LEVEL 1, HP 20/20
I lead off with my special attack, the suplex. I had no idea that this attack would have no effect whatsoever, and it only earned me an epic claw slash to the face.
ME, LEVEL 1, HP 7/20
I had no other choice, he could hit way too hard. I had to use the grenade.
BEAR SCOUT, LEVEL 2, HP 16/50
The bear scout remained stunned from the grenade, and I was able to whittle his HP down using knife cuts.
BEAR SCOUT, LEVEL 2, HP 0/50
EXP GAINED: 100
GREW TO LEVEL 2!
Searching the body, I picked up some light bearskin armor (+2 defense +1 dexterity), and a broken short sword (+1 attack, upgradable). Knowing I had wasted the most effective weapon I had, I ended my first day.