The intense pain that had cascaded through his head seemingly only a moment before had vanished, as if some invisible switch had been pulled. Even before he took in his surroundings, Ironfist knew something was wrong. The jolts of searing pain that preceded his blackouts usually left their mark and then overstayed their welcome, leaving his head throbbing for hours afterward. But this time
he felt nothing at all upon coming back online.
That was the first surprise. The second was far more befuddling; the reveal of a vast metal plain that stretched in all directions around him and as far as the optic could see. Ironfist blinked again, to make sure he was indeed processing this. Yes, he was indeed, quite literally
in the middle of nowhere.
No landmarks, no discernable variations in elevation, and the sky
the sky was simply
empty; a completely inoffensive canopy of white. A u