You’re wandering a dark forest at night with a torch in your hand. Your friends said that they would meet you here for some hide and seek but they were not around when you arrived. You waited about half an hour before choosing to go in. Maybe they just started without you…
The thick canopy doesn’t let much light in, making it pitch black once you entered the boundaries of the forest. The almost constant roaring of thunder does not make the situation much better. You figured it better to sneak in after a while to avoid your friends hunting you down if they’ve already begun their game. Chances are they’re also sneaking too, though, so they will make it difficult to find each other at the same time. The only drawback of sneaking is that you travel very slowly and are easier to catch up with.
There are unusual sounds inside the forest as you pick your way warily past the thick trunks and leaves. They aren’t the usual hostile mobs like the zombies, skeletons, spiders and everything else...these are different. Growls and moans echo over to you, as do faint static and footsteps. You stop and look around timidly, placing down a torch to light the area around you. There is nothing there and the footsteps have stopped, sounding like they were just behind you.
You take up the torch and start sneaking again. The footsteps start up right when yours do. You come out of sneaking and just jog. The footsteps speed up after you. You turn around as you run, but still you see nothing. You break into a sprint but you don’t go much faster. The thick trunks are so close together that they impede your progress and bring you back to a jog. You try desperately to run, the static growing louder and the footsteps never failing to keep up with you. You call out for your friends but nobody responds to you. You see light appear in the distance and you run, seeing sunlight beyond the canopy of leaves.
You reach the edge of the forest and skid to an immediate stop. The world outside the forest has been completely deleted. You can see lava and water draining out the side of the biome borders but nothing stands there anymore. You turn around quickly and come face-to-face with the infamous demon of the land – the eyes blank and white, staring right into your soul. Within a split second he summons an egg and smashes it on the ground, when a creeper appears. It sees you and hisses angrily, its green body flashing white. Before you can even react it explodes and you’re thrown back off the edge, the demon not even flinching. In fact, he’s now floating at the level where the floor was before the creeper’s explosion. As you fall past the many patches of lave, ore, stone and water, the sky grows increasingly dark and pain floods through you as the world fades above you. Eventually the pain stops and you realise you have died. Moments pass. A pair of blank white eyes fades in from the darkness and stare into your separate consciousness.
“I am Herobrine,” says a voice. “Your reign has ended, brother Notch.”