Like how "dark" it was this story; the entire fortress in which Emil and the reader entered had such an eerie, creepy atmosphere to it. The fact that no one seemed to be in there made it almost dream-like and all the more strange. But the way you ended this chapter? That was some horribly-terrific cliffhanger you wrote there!
Haha, food hangovers. I know that feel, especially with salt water taffy. I absolutely loved this chapter! It made me feel that I was in one of my MMO's! We had to break crates and click around certain areas that might give us our dragon heart >w<