Face of Darkness, prologue
In a dark rain forest in the east of Africa, a rat scurries. It skitters and hops its way through the thick brush. It stops as it meets a lonely well made of stone. A single, man-made structure in a vast wasteland of hostile plants and wild-life. The rat climbs on the wall and peers into the edge. It's greeted by a pitch-black darkness. The pit seems endless. A grappling hook is tethered to the edge.
Into the well, deep in the dark below, a man slumbers through a claustrophobic hallway. The man is balding, but with a perfectly groomed mustache to compensate. Colorful, elaborate attire is draped over his body. He seems well-off and clean in