Welcome, players, to this new choose-your-own adventure. Thank you for joining me.
Your first choice shall be to name your avatar - known by his title, the Vessel - and assign a gender to them. Popular vote will be what we go with, or if the choices end up tying, I'll choose at random. This is how choosing will always work on this adventure.
The Vessel has a very important task to complete. The fate of the world hinges on whether or not the primary objective is completed. See to it that he is successful.