Elder Tale Online, one of the most successful MMOs of all time, announces the launch date of its 12th expansion pack. Players new and old flock to the game in preparation. On the night of the launch, hundreds of thousands of players worldwide begin a marathon play session until the expansion goes live. When the hour finally arrives...catastrophe strikes! The next thing these players know, they're trapped in the game world that has suddenly become real. This world is both familiar and very different often in subtle but terrifying ways. There is no government, there is no order, and worst of all -- there is no way home. But the advent of influential forward-thinking players can restore order, provide a form of government, and even slowly begin to discover the secrets of this new world. Perhaps they can even find a way home!