The sign reads
"Welcome all new travellers.
To continue you must go through a series of doors.
After going through you will pick a costume. You will then become a half- human and half that creature.
After a week(100 mins a hour,20 hrs a day,10 days a week) has passed you may morph and get another costume. To start of with you will only be able to become 40% human to 60% human.
If you put on a costume you will then become that creature, be teleported to it's home town and have to wait a week before being able to morph.
After 50 costumes you may change into one of your other costumes and become 30% to 70% human. When changing costumes you must wait at least an hour before you can change costumes again.
100 different species/gender costumes allows you to gender-morph and become 20% to 80% human
200 different species costumes allows you to combine costumes and become 10% to 90% human
400 different species costumes allows you to return to your world with no more morphing
And 800 different species costumes makes a polymorph and allows you to morph outside of this world.
Also if you have a costume like a centaur then the human part will always be human and is counted towards the human percentage.
Any gender/species transformation magic of yours can only change your gender(if you have at least 100 costumes) and the animal part to a different animal.
When you change into a different costume (that you already have) you may teleport to that species home town but you will have the week penalty where you have no costume changes.
If you die while wearing a costume you will be reborn at the local inn (or appropriate location ). If you have more then 100 costumes you will lose the costume you had when you died and go to an appropriate place for your next costume.
If you fail to make it out in 100 years(100 weeks in a year) one of your possible forms will be chosen and you will be permanently stuck in that form(apart from magic) until you die. Also there will be no possibility of going back to your world.
Also, one final note: should you take a female form and become pregnant, you won't be able to change your gender until the child is born, though the other aspects of your form may change (the child will change to match.) That is all, and good luck!
You realise that you have to do what the sign said to do and go through the doors and grab a costume.
Alternatively you could use the key system to determine the room
Written by Catprog on 11 February 2004
You find yourself in what appears to be a glass room deep in the ocean.
The stairs are blocked by a force field.
You realise you have to go through one of the three dark blue doors numbed 1,2 & 3.
What door do you want?
Written by Catprog on 11 February 2004
You go through the door.
All of a sudden it slams shut and with no handle on this side it appears that you are stuck.
There are two more doors however and both of them have a sign on them saying
Costume room for Element: Water
So which door do you want
Written by Catprog on 01 January 1970
You go through the door.
All of a sudden it slams shut and with no handle on this side it appears that you are stuck.
There are five costumes in this room, all of them female, all of them are myth water creatures.<P/><small>
- A shell which you assume belongs to some giant tortoise. (thanks to Mr.Peaches) <span class="female"><li>Hippocampus</li></span>
Written by Catprog on 26 February 2004
You stop in front of a particular costume, curiosity getting the better of you. It looks like a mermaid tail, but it’s slick, and brown with a very fine layer of fur. And the fish tail part looks like a single webbed flipper. A Sea lion? Or a seal? Either way, it’s only a tail, and you remember these costumes are still supposed to leave you part human.
But this doesn’t look the right size. And it doesn’t exactly look “leg shaped” like a mermaid tail. You pick it up, pinching it between your fingers as you look at the thing. Would it conform to you? Or would you conform to it? Looked like you’d have to discover for yourself.
You self-consciously glance over your shoulder at the door, then around the glass walls for any peeping eyes. Then you quickly set the tail back down so you can grab your shirt and slip it off. Your hands are trembling now that the moment is finally here, but you move fast to avoid anyone walking in on you changing.
But you hesitate at your bra clasp, realizing that there’s no seashells or anything to cover your top half. You bite your lip a moment before deciding to leave it on.
You grab the tail again, and by now your heart is pounding. You swallow nervously, and whip out the costume so you can open it up and step awkwardly into it. You rustle around the slick insides, shimmying it up and slipping your feet into the thick flippers of the costume. Only after you’re standing in it do you realize the top edges go well past your waist. You wonder if you’re suddenly going to grow another foot tall just to fit it.
Well, you’re about to find out.
An uncharacteristic sense of calm washes over you. Though your heart still pounds in your chest, your tremors have ceased. You release the tail. The fabric floats right where you left it, eerily still in the soft blue light of the deep ocean. A soft whoosh like a vacuum seals the costume to your body, like a wrinkled trash bag, before slowly expanding. It starts at your feet, like filling a water balloon. It is an apt metaphor, since the part of the tail filling with flesh is cold. It numbs your feet and up your calves, like the magical material is eating away at the human part of you to dissolve it into the tail.
You yelp as you fall, your support suddenly gone. You hold yourself up on your forearms, leering down your shoulder to watch in abject awe as the fabric swells up past your knees, up your thighs and hips to your waist.
As you watch the costume work, you realize the ‘tail’ actually reaches up to your chest. As the swelling rises, you hurriedly reach back to unhitch the clasp. You swipe off the straps, and tug it out of the costume just as the magic reaches your ribs.
You gasp, feeling slightly claustrophobic as the magical swelling presses against your lungs. Your chest cramps painfully before growing heavier with each gasp. You wince, a loud crack of your ribs terrifying you into thinking you’ve broken one. But the sound of snapping bones keeps going, and with each heave of your cracking ribs, your breaths get bigger, as your lungs expand along with the rest of your flesh. You reach to clutch your growing chest, in an instinctive urge to stave the panic.
But the transformation doesn’t stop at the edge of the costume like you assumed. That same feeling of your growing lungs is climbing up your throat, making your gasps bark and echo in the silence of the room. When it finally reaches your throat, you sigh in stunned relief, even as your head tingles. Blinking past the new, thick protective membrane of your eyes, a dark curl bounces in front of your eyes. You blink as more follow its lead, and quickly turn your head to peer down your back. Your hair- dark brown to match the tail- is growing at a shockingly accelerated rate. It folds in on itself and the curly, rolling mess tumbles down your back onto the floor.
And then the magic stops, bringing the room into eery calm once more. You glance down at your new body, blinking down at the large, plump curves of the seal.
No, not seal- selkie. The rim of the costume clings to your body like a sweetheart gown, and your breaths, though steady, fill your whole body deeper than ever before.
Then you blink, and shield your eyes from brilliant sunlight. Salt water and rotting seaweed assaults your nose, crying gulls scratch your ears, and a sharp, cold wind stings your face. You peer through your fingers hesitantly as your dark eyes adjust to the sudden change. Once they do, you can’t help but gasp in awe.
You’re on a shoreline, precariously perched on the edge of a short cliff. To your right, there’s a small, but bustling little town. Filled with many, as you note, women with thick, curly hair, ranging from dark to light brown, or light gray to black. To your left, the cresting waves foam at the shore.
Despite your worry and trepidation before, a new sense of excitement fills you, though it is dulled by pesky indecision. Should you head to the town? Or take this new body for a spin straight into the ocean?
Illustrated by Luckery
Written by HiddenFruit on 31 May 2016
It is after your transformation that your mind teases over your options. Each has it’s advantages and disadvantages, though in your current state as a Selkie you question if it is a good idea to walk among humans. Sure your form is more anthroish, but you doubt if humans might respond well to a Selkie suddenly walking among them. Yet, at the same time, you seem worried about the steep drop from the cliff side into the ocean.
What if there are rocks waiting at the bottom of the drop to smash your body to bits?
Then of course there is the matter of, the longer you debate, shifting uneasily upon the rocks, the longer you wait to find out what you can do with this new body. Your curious… it seems so strange that a costume could be filled with such magic. Yet here you are, looking upon your now feminine body with a smile. A hand brushes through those long, dark brown locks of hair you have as you thank whatever higher power above that your new body is something appealing. This is a bonus to the change of events that have taken over your life even if everything else seems a bit strange.
The minutes tick by before you finally give in to the desire to be in the water. The ocean seems the most natural place for you right now and so you edge closer to the cliff’s edge to gaze down at the salty water below. From what you can make out there doesn’t appear to be any rocks waiting for you below… perhaps you were just feeling a moment of paranoia and assuming the worst?
At least now you feel a little more settled about the idea of jumping into the ocean from here. You take a deep breath, aiming to steady yourself, and jump from the cliffside down to the water below. Moments later the cool, salty water of the ocean envelops your body.
You gasp upon reflex, a shiver going down your spine as your body begins to get used to the new temperature. The water welcomes you almost like a lover who has not seen you for some time. You feel at home, and figure that taking your new body for a spin could be a rather interesting and rewarding experience.
Written by HiddenFruit on 04 August 2017
As you plunged into the ocean, the feeling of the ice cold water was almost relieving the deeper you pierced into the water. You could feel your body cutting effortlessly through the ocean as you continued to swim.
Somehow, you never felt this alive in your life- maybe it was just the cold water on your face, or your heart beating out of your chest. Still, there under the water, you still had that same sense of calm keeping your mind from racing. Before long, you realized how much you actually loved it under there. It almost didn’t seem to cross your mind to come back up to the surface from how large your lungs had become.
Despite having held your breath for so long, you didn’t seem to need a refresher for some time. You could feel your double eyelids closing tightly- though you still retained better vision than if you had your eyes open normally. You loved the feeling of the water swishing against your chest and you almost found yourself being lost in the process of exploration.
Suddenly, your eyes started to pick up on some kind of large object underneath the ice. You quickly took a dip up on the surface before taking a deep breath and sliding back down to see what it was.
When you finally made it to the deeper depths of the ocean, you could see some kind of figure stuck in the ice. Upon taking a closer look, you were absolutely shocked by what you had seen. To you, it looked like frozen animals that you’ve never seen before. For a moment, you wondered if these alien creatures meant you had somehow been transported to an alien world, but somehow, they were similar enough to the animals you were used to.
It seemed as though you had discovered some undiscovered extinct species from simply swimming around under there.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 01 September 2023
You were particularly freaked out by what you had noticed, but you took note of the shape of the iceberg sticking out of the water over where you had found the bodies. After looking at the sun and noticing that it was starting to set, you realized that it would be a better idea to not meddle in this situation yourself, at least not right now.
In the moment, you were enjoying your new Selkie body as you continued to swim through the ice. Before long, you notice the sound of seals and their dark shapes dotting the icy shelf just ahead.
Your heart started to beat out of your chest in excitement as you noticed them. Somehow, you figured that in this form, it would be easier for you to meet and interact with your fellow animals. Your heart almost skipped when you thought about the people you would meet along your adventure. Of course, a group of seals would be a nice place to start. You wonder if it’d be a good idea to approach the nearby animals.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 05 September 2023
You decide to approach them. You could hear their barking together and after you got a bit closer- when you started to really focus your hearing on their banter, it started to sound like english to you. Before long, you started to make out what they were saying.
“Yeah. The fish nowadays just aren’t the way they were before.”
“I agree, there are far fewer of them as well.” Another voice responded.
“We’re going to have to do something soon or else our children will starve.” You could hear a frantic mother’s voice adding in.
“Mommy, is everything going to be okay?” A youngin’s voice rang out.
“Of course dearie, we’re just talking about what the plan will be.”
“The plan will be to find another place to stay.” Another adult added in.
“How could we possibly do that? We’re barely able to-” Suddenly, they all stopped and turned their heads in your direction.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 07 September 2023
“Hey, I’m… Uhhh.” In that moment, you kind of forgot your own name. You were mostly just distracted by how everyone was staring at you, showing their sharpened teeth defensively.
“Hey, Is that a human?” You heard one voice cry out.
“No it couldn’t be, humans cannot be in the water without their fur like that.”
“Wait… Something’s different.” You continued to slowly approach them and they watched your every move attentively.
“What… are you.” The curious mother said, slumping her body towards the edge as the other larger males gather around to protect her.
“It’s okay. I’m female as well.” It was the first thing you could think about. In hindsight, maybe it was a bit strange, but you were still adjusting to this body and felt a bit overwhelmed considering everything else that’s going on around you.
“Stay back!” One of the males called out.
“No, it’s okay.” The mother retorted before sliding into the water and swimming up next to you. “You’re not from here, are you?” she said before perking up in the water. “We need to get out of the water. Come with me.” She said before guiding you back onto the sheet of ice. The other seals gathered around you and started aggressively sniffing in your direction just to get a better idea of what you even were.
You looked down at your double set of flippers and for a moment felt almost like a centaur as you slid along the cold smooth ice.
“You’re right. I’m not from here. I’m an adventurer.” You explained.
“Yes. And why are you here?” One of the largest male seals asked, somewhat threateningly.
“I’m here to… Uhh…”
Written by Drifting Dragon on 09 September 2023
“I’m here to help.” You mentioned.
“Help with what?” he asked. In that moment, you wondered what you could have helped with anyway.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 11 September 2023
You directly start with the orcs. You learn about the war
“I’m here to help with some unseen danger out here. I’m here because it is my duty to come and help other people of my kind. Things are going to go very wrong very quickly. There’s something here you don’t yet know about.” You started. The mysterious tribe of seals were watching you, almost suspiciously.
“What do you mean? Things have been peaceful here for quite some time. At least we believe so.” One of the members of the pack mentioned to you.
“I mean. Well we’re at peace yeah but… Some strange things were starting to happen actually.” You heard the sentiment cause rumbles through the crowd. It seemed as though half of the pack was in agreement and half seemed to disagree. It was a bit polarizing but in the end it turned out that people were siding with you more solely because you were different from them, stranger than them- obviously some kind of oddity or higher being from having been built differently than the rest of them.
You were still unsure about whether or not you were going in the right path with them though. Maybe you needed to do or say something else in particular to convince them.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 19 December 2023
“There is an unseen danger somewhere around here. It was coming from the north and it was quite weird… I saw some stuff that I was never meant to see and I want to be able to help you all figure out whatever the hell is going on here.” You mentioned in a brief yet convincing pitch. The other seals were looking at you as though you were some kind of strange and mysterious creature. You could tell by the looks on their faces that they were still trying to figure out your ibes. You watched as they all slowly took turns approaching you just to get a good whiff of you. Of course, these were all seals and you guessed that this was something typical for them.
“How are we to trust you?” One of the larger males approached you, cutting through the crowd of much smaller seals just to get a good idea of what was going on. “You look particularly strange’ He said as he took a good look at you. Quickly, he did his own vibe checking and when you reached out your hand for him to sniff it, he recoiled for a moment. Next, he took a look at your thick blubbery seal body down below.
You were almost like some kind of centaur but a seal. It was quite odd for him as they took in the scene. Even you were still getting used to your new body- still getting used to being seen and perceived by other people as you explored through this new world.
“Well. I do have some information that’s valuable to you. Something that you couldn’t have anticipated. I can tell, something’s about to happen here and I am trying to make sure that everyone of my kind can be safe and live long and prosperous lives.”
“Someone… of your kind?” the large male said before looking around at the other subjects of his kingdom, as well as back at you. It was obvious that he was still taking some time to process what he was seeing- everyone was in fact.
You realized that in that moment you really did have to come up with something more sufficient than what you had already mentioned just to convince them to let you have some kind of involvement with their pack. Regardless of the daunting task before you, it was easy for you to quickly work your way into their story.
“Yes, well. As you can see, I am of your kind, I am also of a different breed… A human.” You mentioned in a half truth half lie. Honestly, you really were Half human… So does that make it a whole truth? You’re not too sure, you were never good at math, especially so those nasty fractions. Like why should you put a number over another number anyway.
Whatever, you had to stay focused. At this point, it seems as though you did indeed get a chance to convince them of something. But what exactly? You still had yet to decide.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 21 December 2023
“You see. I’ve had lots of experience in endurance swimming, I can go for a long time in the water with these extra limbs, and my body is particularly smooth and aerodynamic enough to glide through the water at great speeds over great distances. On my journeys, I have seen humans and they have seemed to be hostile. They’re coming from the south in giant contraptions called ships and they’re leaving a trail of destruction in their wake” It was clear from your level of convection that you had finally got them wrapped around not only your finger, but your flippers as well. The concerned look spreading across the face of the crowd was probably the most satisfying. Just showing up and talking with them about what was going on had caused the tensions to start rising. Before long, it was so thick you could have cut through it the same way you were cutting through the water earlier.
“Really now?” One of the people in the crowd asked.
“How are we supposed to believe that?” another mentioned.
“What kind of jokes are you playing? You know this is a very serious situation you’re bringing up right now. What evidence do you have other than just your word of mouth, other than just seeing… well… whatever could have happened?”
You were being berated by questions and before long your level of anxiety started to rise. Before long your stomach started to feel an icy cold lump growing, weighing down your core and causing you to feel particularly strange. Maybe. Almost. It was messing up your perception a bit.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 23 December 2023
“The humans were using their massive ships to scoop up fish in the thousands. They’ve been coming around and making it more difficult for individuals like us to get food. Maybe even… You all have had the chance to see things for yourself.” You said, kind of shooting in the dark with your pitch. Well, you miss all the shots you don’t take, so you figured why not give it a shot.
To your surprise, before long, the crowd fell silent. You could see some individuals with a look of pure shock and horror. Pupils were dilated and you could tell that whatever you had said or done had shocked them in a different kind of way. Soon, the leader of the pack started to speak with you once more.
“... I had doubts about you from the moment I saw you, but now I can see…” For a moment his sentiment was a bit concerning.
“You see…?” you asked, inquisitively.
“I can see that you’re telling the truth” he continued. “You see. There actually has been some kind of unseen danger here. As of lately there has been a bit of a resource crisis. Things are actually getting pretty bad.” he mentioned. “It’s not something that we particularly talk about a lot, or even address at all, but a few members have come to me with their concerns. It’s been impacting our numbers greatly, mainly because those who are designated to go hunting have been forced to give up more of their cut of their earnings because of it.” he continued in an incredibly grave tone.
“Yes. This is what I wanted to make sure that there was something we could do about it.” You mentioned.
Honestly, you didn’t really expect the comment to elicit such a response from the others. It wasn’t anticipated at all that you would have brought the pack together in such a way. Suddenly, like a domino effect, others started talking about their own troubles and grievances relating to what you had mentioned. Soon, you had come to a conclusion. You knew exactly what you had to do next.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 27 December 2023
“You see… Humans are aggressive. Maybe if you’ve met some of them before, you may already know.” You mentioned. “We’re going to have no choice but to attack.” You mentioned. A silence fell over all the other seals, but they knew exactly what you were talking about.
Honestly, it struck you a bit- their readiness to attack- but now that you think about it, how could you have even known about the humans, what they could be doing, and what things you could do to be able to actually cary out what you were trying to do.
Regardless, it did feel like you had made some kind of breakthrough with everything, therefore, you were completely sure about your final decision when you made it.
“Okay. Well let’s discuss some plans.” The much larger seal- their leader- suggested. With that, you did exactly that. Of course, everyone had some good ideas, but at this point, you still had to figure out exactly what your plan of attack would be
Written by Drifting Dragon on 29 December 2023
“Okay. Well we can set out and do exactly what we planned.” You mentioned, after formulating a properly tactical plan of attack. At this point, you had to figure out a direction to go and hopefully you would find exactly what you were looking for wherever you go. Of course, Humans are one of the most invasive species on the planet, therefore, you figured that no matter what, you would be able to find the humans you were looking for.
Honestly, you were simply just figuring stuff out as you went. You wern’t really sure exactly about what you were going to find, but soon you set out with a small pack of other seals, as well as the leader of the pack, to go forth and find this unseen threat.
To your surprise, after a while of swimming with 4 or 5 other of the designated seals to go with you, the small group had come upon a large stretch of ice. There was a small dot in the distance about a half mile away from the shore. It looked like an encampment. Soon, the entire group had mobilized towards the encampment.
As creatures with bodies built to be able to handle movement through water, it was a bit slow to get everyone there efficiently, but they had picked the biggest and strongest seals- those who they were sure they’d be able to take on the unseen danger.
When the pack was just far enough to truly identify the human encampment, you turned to the other seals and started making even more suggestions. “Look there… They’re here.” You started. “I recall seeing this encampment earlier on my journey, I was actually just here not too long ago, that’s how I knew about it.” You mentioned.
The silent responses on the other seals’ faces was a strong indication that they were going to begin pressing you with more quick and brief questions. “Okay we’re here.” You said with gratitude about the pack’s timeliness.
“What’s the plan of attack?” The large leader asked you as you approached. You took a look at his massive size, as well as your own and figured that would be enough to deal with whatever was ahead of you. Clearly, there was only one tent, and with the numbers, you could easily overwhelm the one or two humans you figured could fit inside.
“Give me a moment to think.” You said before thinking really hard about what to do next.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 02 January 2024
Maybe jumping right into this broad daylight wasn’t the best idea. You figured that if you had the chance, you should at least wait until the humans would be caught more off guard. From your perspective, everything seemed like it’d be doable but you could never know what was in those tents. You figured that you would rather be safe than sorry, simply because you didn’t want to end up causing more harm to the pack than you could have. After a quick moment of ponderance, you finally figured out exactly what you were going to do.
“Okay, I think we should actually wait it out a bit. We would have better odds of being successful if we could really truly catch them off guard. I know about humans, they have all sorts of weapons and technology far beyond your comprehension. We must be strategic about things.” You mentioned. To your surprise, everyone seemed to agree.
For a while, you all stayed just out of sight, huddled up in the snowy wind and as the sun started to set, or at least shine at a slightly different angle, once the cover of snowy wind started to kick up, you figured it would be the perfect time to make your move.
You waited and waited for a while but for some reason night didn’t seem to come. “Must be the seasons or something.” you thought to yourself and after a bit more thought you realized that the sun will not be setting.
Luckily for you though, your waiting seemed to pay off. You could see the humans starting to gather their things and leave the tent. They were so strapped with stuff that you could tell that they were probably going to be gone for some time. Just like that, you and your team mobilized as well, following close enough behind.
Quick! They had ducked into a cut in this massive glacier ice wall and completely unbeknownst to them, you were all on their heels. “Hey. Stay out here. I’m going to follow them.” You mentioned, making sure that the pack would have some way to find you if anything happened. “You can follow my footsteps in there, if I’m not out in about fifteen minutes, send one subsequent person afterward each interval.” You explained. Once everyone got what you were trying to say, you quickly hurried in behind the humans. At this point, it was all up to you now. As you followed them deeper, you realized you had to quickly find out what your plan was.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 12 January 2024
Seek and Destroy
You knew you already had the element of surprise on you. They had no idea you were coming after them. Still, you made sure to stay a safe distance behind, making sure to keep a good eye on them as well. You used the flat flippers to walk silently on the snow behind them until you were close enough then when you were just barely close enough you decided to launch your attack.
Full force, you charged in with raging teeth and claws until you were soon upon the humans. They were undoubtedly surprised by your presence- maybe it was just the shock of your sudden and odd appearance, but the two humans were definitely jarred by your attack. Still, the lower seal-taur part of your body was still slow and sluggish as your flippers slid across the powdery snow. There was less traction underneath the already-stomped down snow so it was just a bit more slippery, regardless, the crunch of your fins gave away your presence as you slipped into the human nearest to you.
Suddenly, before you knew it, you felt the burn of something foreign in your eyes. You were no longer able to see and in the blur of the moment you could hear something about bear mace. At that moment it was all clear to you. Still, the feeling of the icy cold all around you just intensified the sensation and at some point you weren’t even able to see.
The world was moving so quickly around you but you could feel the fingers of the humans prodding around you as they curiously wondered what the heck you could have been. In that process, you didn’t even realize that you had been transported back to the very beginning of your adventure until you came back around, suddenly, just as quickly as you had gotten yourself into this dangerous position, you had gotten right back out of it.
Written by Drifting Dragon on 11 February 2024