The floating castle of Aincrad is a wonderful place. It's filled with people and monsters who were designed for others to enjoy, to fulfil the desires of every gamer in the world. But when Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of Aincrad, traps ten thousand players inside of his world, a whole new adventure unfolds. Tales of Aincrad focuses on three new characters with very different stories. The first is a girl who is lost and without hope, the second is a man who discovers the dark undertone of his new world and the third, is a boy who has lost sight of the world he truly belongs in. These three tales will allow you to experience their struggles and through them you will see how such a wonderful place... can change you for the better and for the worse. The following piece of literature is a non-profit fan-based story. Sword Art Online is owned by A-1 Pictures, Aniplex USA and Reki Kawahara. Please support the official release.