Have been slowly picking away at the plot. I've been plotting a bit on draw.io - check out the opening scene of Chapter 1 below. The next chunk of story will go into the main character, how this opening is actually a recurring nightmare for them. It's really about coping with loss, though for the mc, it's more of a trauma.
The part after that will be the introduction of the mc's first companion - a psionic pet. It'll be a familiar of sorts, helping out with various support tasks. At least, in terms of the narrative. More notes soon!