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
Illustrated by catprog
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
So which door do you want
Illustrated by catprog
Written by Catprog on 26 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.<P/>There are five costumes in this room, all of them female, all of them are normal land creatures.
- Snake <li><span class="female">Wolf</span></li>
Written by Catprog on 26 February 2004
The moment you touch the costume, it comes alive an starts to flow over your body. First the costume flows behind, and you feel another body form. It starts with a large tail with a white stripe flowing down the middle, and along the lower body. You also feel it sliding up your normal back. There's a moment of panic, a fear of what may happen, but as the change takes you, it subsides, a merging of fact and the unknown.
You watch the costume move up to the chest and with amusement you watch as they balloon out and you soon have 6 decent sized bumps. I'm turning into a girl?
You watch as the fur flows out from the white turning black. White and black? Skunk? Your turning into a skunk? But why so large breasts, and so many? You look back over and it also appears you are turning into a centaur like creature.
Their is a feeling of coldness and you look down and watch as your manhood melts away, changing into your new womenhood.
You sit down, feeling dazed, a bit unused to your new limbs. Reaching down for your front feet you feel them change and turning into paws. Soon you stand up as a new female skunk taur.
Illustrated by lemonsky
Written by Catprog & Kendareru on 10 February 2011
As you look around you notice your clothes are also changing. Soon you are covered in frills and have a crown on your head.
New knowledge enters your mind about your new royal family and how you are next in line for the throne.
As you try to adjust you find yourself in the middle of a forest, with the sun setting and a wolf howling.
Written by catprog on 03 August 2018
The clothes you wore clung tight to your body as you watched your front legs padding forward across the cold earth. Hard white claws scratched up the dry soil as your weight shifted between your new quadrupedal gait. You stepped lightly, as to not muddy your dainty black paws, though you couldn't help but ponder as to why you were doing this.
"Wait a minute, what's with all this prissy pink bullcrap?" A tiara atop your head glistened in the morning light, its bright pink and blue flecks of light shone exquisitely with every meandering pace.
In the distance [hows a skunks sight?] What seemed like the end of the road. A small patch of trees and grass sprouting from the center of your vision. Upon close inspection, you come to realize that the path merely split in two a bit farther down the way; two thin winding paths led deep into the forested terrain, one sloping upward, and another one trailing deep down into the dark greenery, its viridescent hues grew deeper in value as your eyes tried to adjust to the dim light.
Which path shall you choose?
Written by Driftingdragon on 04 March 2020
You decide to take the higher road, sandy brow rocks tumbled downward as your legs propelled you farther up the trail. Your tail swayed behind you in anticipation and slight caution as you approached the top of the hill, just barely able to see the structures behind it. The air smelled fresher with every step you took as the trees around you began to make way into a much larger clearing, filled with much less saturated and brighter green grasses.
The pupils of your eyes widened as you feast your eyes upon an opulent palace, the high towering stone masonry was carved out in intricate detail, your eye catching more of its intricacies as you near its looming presence. A large stone archway hangs over the exterior walls of the buildings, drawing tall curves in the air above you. Their pale rough surfaces formed a stark contrast against the bright baby blue skies stretching for miles above you; not a cloud in sight.
A new spring began to develop in your step as you made your way closer to the structure, it began to appear much larger as you came closer to the immaculate castle. Two guards were posted on each side of the entrance, the barracks just behind the large wooden draw-bridge was bustling with life as other soldiers took standby as their colleagues kept their eyes fixed on the only moving thing in the distance. Your black and white fur stood out against the deep earthy tones of the trees behind you, the fur rustled on your body as the wind grazed the tops of the grass, their waxy exteriors glistened in the sunlight as they danced like waves towards you. The combination leads the guard’s eyes directly to you, as your towering figure stood just barely in the clearing.
You froze as you saw them, and they began to approach you, waving their arms, and calling out, with a surprisingly gentle tone in their voice.
“Princess!” they belt out to you, as their armored bodies careened towards you at full speed. This sight caused you to rear up, almost ten feet in the air; your front legs kicked in the air just in front of you, the clawed paws scratched through the hot dry air. They call to you once again, while attempting to pacify you as the spook wore off. Your pupils begin to return to normal, once you realize the two of them were not a threat. Their hands brushed against your long coarse hairs, running their plated fingertips across your flank as you lower your front limbs down once again.
“Thank you princess. Glad you have returned!” One of them called out to you.
“Yes, we have been looking for you all morning! Princess. Where have you been you silly goose.” the other guard states, as he shot a hot glance over at his colleague. You watch as the guards turn around, walking back towards the castle. They look at you, before quickly turning back around to continue strutting their way back to the building. You have a moment to take in the sight before you, as the much smaller canine mutts beckoned you closer with their tails as they continued. In a moment you take full stride, rearing once again, before cantering up behind them.
A guard quietly giggles as he shoots you a quick yet subtle glance over his shoulder upon seeing how hard it took for you to catch up. They lead you deep into the castle walls, their pearly smooth appearance reflected your own image on the walls. You watched your body sway, first the front, then the back with every step you take farther. The hard tile beneath your feet hurt your paws somewhat; accustomed to the soft dirt you once tread upon, the lack of give with the cold cut limestone began to wear on your knees and elbows.
Chat can be heard in the room nearby, almost instantly after you walk into the foyer, the conglomerate of voices seemed to mix together as one as they all took turns saying what they needed in the moment. Your keen ears picked up on both male and female voices, as well as the voice of someone probably rather young as well- at least younger than yourself. When you walk past the threshold of the huge drawing room, you look in awe at the high ceilings as they almost dwarf the furniture pushed into the center of the room. Your eyes gaze at the group of people sitting and chatting around a small coffee table.
Unlike the guards, the others sitting around the table were much like yourself in stature; the three of them were perched heavily on couches, sitting with their quadrupedal bodies, as their front limbs remained straight and rigid. Their upper arms flexed slightly, as they took turns bringing teacups up to their mouths to take a sip as they spoke quietly among each other. They quickly break away from the conversation to examine you as you walk through the door.
With multiple eyes upon you, your mind began to race as it hyper focused on your clothes. The bright saturated pink of your dress (Check for accuracy in the document thing+ FINISH DESCRIPTION). They all watch as well, standing up while talking chattily to each other.
“Sup sis!” The smallest taur said to you, his white stripe had barely (how does their color change as they age), “Thought you’d never get back!”
“Oh of course I’d return brother!” You said in response, giving the group a curtsy, the tiny fingertips wrinkled your satin dress with precision as your front legs bent slightly in politeness.
“Your mother and I have been worried sick.” The largest of the three projected his voice much louder than the younger male, which made you jump slightly as he expressed himself, turning in your direction, and nearly leaping from his chair as he saw you. The smaller adult sat there; legs crossed, as well as her arms, a piercing stare directly into your soul, as to say ‘your father is right’.
It was a familiar feeling, being talked down to by your parents again, though there was something that irritated you about things. They quickly begin to lose your focus, your stare wandered around the enormous room you found yourself in. The architecture surrounding you had enticed you more than anything these people could have shown or told you.
Ultimately, you ended up waiting for the three of them to quit talking, after politely shooting them smiles and nods, regardless of your vindictive attitude, not long after everyone’s introduction, you look around seeing a multitude of pathways within your immaculate dwellings. First a deep cavernous rocky archway leading down a steep spiraling staircase, winding deep down into the earth’s crust as it curved in a tight disorienting coil. On the other side, a large wooden door; in it, was etched images of your family's past, from generations ago. A tail you recalled to be the most boring and mundane one that was drilled into your head since you were young. Then again, you could also stay here, and listen to what your parents have to say.
Where will you go?
Written by Driftingdragon on 05 March 2020
Shortly after the family disperses, you decide to wander towards the decrepit arching pathway leading downwards. Spiral staircases curved in a large wide angle; the horizontal corridor was thick enough for your bipedal body to comfortably descend the cold the cold steel beneath your feet. It almost seemed sharp as your weight shifted past the steep bars as you descended. The wall next to you helps guide you down as your fingertips brush past the masonry as your vision begins to adjust to the darkness.
The inky blackness below engulfed you as you descend to the bottom of the thin cylindrical chambers. You look around, to find a hallway leading deeper into the tunnels. Who knows how deep you are, the countless stairs failed to stick in your head as their numerous stone surfaces hang high above your head.
Suddenly a form appears in the doorway. Who could it be?
Written by Driftingdragon on 06 March 2020
You continue to see it’s one of the family taurs from earlier, upon squinting your eye, your pupils adjusted to the dim light of the catacombs underneath the palace. You struggle to see who exactly it is, though based on their small stature, you almost immediately assume that the figure is your brother. His slim slender figure stood there in the middle of the doorway, his shoulders barely filled the empty spaces between the doorframe.
“Hey sis.” A high pitched familiar voice rang out from the darkness, further confirming your assumption. “What are you doing down here?” his voice ringing out was calm and quiet as it echoed through the dark tunnels beneath the palace. “What are you doing down here?” The prince’s high pitched voice rang out through the empty tunnels, he fidgeted with his hands in front of himself, as he lowered his eyes, trying not to make contact fully.
“Just thought I’d come for a little look around.” you told him, smiling politely. He gives you a curious stare before shrugging you off. The young prince couldn’t help but think to himself how weird you had always behaved, though he didn’t pay it much mind as the two of you began to pace alongside each other as you chatted.
“You know, I was actually wondering if you could help me out with something.” He said, looking up to you, his dark hair almost seemed to shine a pale blue against his bone white stripes. “It’s just awfully boring around this place sometimes… You know that. Right? You’ve seen it yourself.” you could feel the tension building up as he continued to explain his situation to you. The only other sound that could be heard for miles down the dark winding tunnels were their slow and rhythmic footsteps.
“What was it that you needed Brother?” You had replied, your head tilted slightly as you pretended to be more curious about his problems than you already are. He looks to you one last time, this time around with a newfound expression of excitement spread across his face.
“Hey! You’re the best, okay well I bet you’re wondering where I’m taking you right?” He said, with a newfound spring to his step. He spoke to you quietly as the two of you continued deeper into the caverns.
Written by Driftingdragon on 22 March 2020
The two of you discussed an ‘alternate’ career path. With the desires to break away from the traditional prince or princess story trope, you and your sibling decided to forge your own paths against the will of the kingdom. The two of you returned to the surface giddier than ever, having spent most of the night discussing your plan. The two of you were so consumed that even the royal ball that night couldn’t contain your collective excitement.
Dipping into the family fund, the two of you invested in an RV, fit for a special type of chemistry you and your brother decided to delve into. With your vague knowledge of chemical compositions and mathematics, you struggle through producing top quality product, though you still were able to hold your own against the cripplingly competitive market.
Over the years you and your brother perfect your formula and begin to sell your goods in large bulks. Together your products dominated the entire market! Collectively your company grew and inflated into a monopoly- one of the biggest chain superpowers that sold your type of products. A rare oddity, the sensory and quality the two of you brought together, over the span of thirty years was enough to fully repay any deficit owed by the crown.
Though things were going well, you and your brother were both growing apart in your wants and needs in the company. Trying not to butt heads often, the two of you couldn’t seem to work together the way you could have before. As things came to a head, you both decided ‘this was enough’ and that something must be done.
Written by Driftingdragon on 23 March 2020
Run away from the job
Your gut feeling tells you to get out of the situation, and your brother couldn’t agree more as you two packed up every piece of salvageable lab equipment and took off with your sibling. Heading up the road past the back of your kingdom, you both ran into the desolate surroundings, which quickly gave way to a vast desert clearing. With no other shade in sight, the two of you were forced to press on as your dusty black paws slid through the endless sea of loose sands.
Before long the two of you come across a small stretch of land containing a few small sedentary settlements. You both burst through the front door of an inn; surrounding yourself with other drunken players, the unease is shared through your sibling bond. Though confident enough with each other that no harm will be done, your calculated mind wanted to remain cautious.
You and your brother talked to the bar keeper the entire night, striking a fancy cord with him. As a charismatic salesperson duo, it was easy to have him wrapped around your finger with the previous work experience you’ve attained. That night when you and your brother were sleeping in the motel, the bar keeper approached you both with an amazing job opportunity.
“I have some work I need to take care of, will be out of town for a while” he said modestly. You and your brother exchange a quick glance, before he takes the lead.
“What are you asking of us?” he says with confidence.
“And what do we get out of it?” You continued.
“I need someone to take over the bar during that time, maybe even long after.” both of your eyes lit up. “And in return you can own part of the value that comes back with this job… If that is, my second job isn’t enough to make a living… And hah!” He looks to the ground. “I doubt that.” in a quick huddle your brother begins to quickly discuss the pros and cons of taking this opportunity.
After the lengthy personal chat, the conclusion is: YES! Both of you took the job the next day, cleaning dishes, tending to patrons, and managing the bar as the mysterious bar owner spent most of his days far away from the premises, carrying with him his trademark large caravan.
“Must be selling ales on the road!” You mention to your brother one day, as you manage your daily tasks.
“Seems like good business.” He added. It was the same thing over several years, living out your lives doing the same simple thing was appeasing. And though you never saw the life of luxury alongside your parents again, the two of you lived a satisfying life well into old age, all the way until the end of this long road
Written by Driftingdragon on 28 March 2020
The end (for now)