In this story you can hop between realities following these rules:
No more then
- 1 a Day
- 6 a Week
- 20 every 4 weeks
- 50 every 12 weeks
- 180 every 48 weeks
These measurements are based on your home reality.
Your home reality is the one where you start your journey from.
When you hop to another reality you switch your mind with anybody who is there already.
If you hop to a different reality then your home reality from another reality then:
Reality 3 contains you.
Reality 2 contains the person from reality 3
Your home reality contains the person from reality 2
If someone dies then the person whose reality he/she home reality changes to that of the person who died. (Using the example above , if the person in your home reality dies your home reality becomes reality 2. If the person in reality 2 dies then the home reality of the person from reality 2 becomes
Written by Catprog on 22 August 2004
A towering guildhall looms before you, its regal red brickwork inlaid with bands of smooth white stone. You ascend its wide marble steps, through huge wooden doors carved with the guild's symbol, a black anvil, and into the dark shadows and cool air inside.
You enter a room, its walls orange in the glow of many torches. Shadows dance wildly across the walls like fragments of a nightmare, appearing for a moment before disappearing forever into darkness. The creatures in here are a curious lot of various human and animal traits. All turn to look at you, some with eyes like a doe's, others with eyes like a hawk's.
"How are you still alive?" one of them asks "You still are fully human"
"What do you mena?" you ask in response.
"You have no idea what we are talking about? If you don't have any dungeon taint then your humanity is at risk."
"My humanity?" you ask. One of the creatures rolls her eyes and sighs, beckoning you over to her.
"It is very rare for someone to avoid all taint. Let me have a look at you"
As you step towards her, she puts a hand to your chest and her eyes flicker. She laughs, a strange noise like a squelching pipe being slowly deflated "You are safe for now small one but if you gain much more then you will soon be beyond even my help."
"You need to go into the dungeon and gain a buffer. That will keep you safe."
"What's a buffer?" you ask.
"While we are no longer in the dungeons, we will lose our humanity if we do not replenish our taint. We must go and replenish ourselves, lest we be overwhelmed by the shadows."
"What's going to happen to me?" you ask, scared.
"You are going to go through a dungeon and you will be safe" she replies instantly.
Other creatures have approached carrying basic gear.They get you fitted with the gear and soon you are standing at the dark entrance to a stairway down.
Written by Ai Dungeon on 09 April 2021
The walls of the stairway down is covered in depictions of rats running along a winding path into the earth. You reach the bottom of the stairs and are immediately attacked by a group of rats.
The creatures are quick and relentless. You fight back but your sword cuts through them with ease and as quick as you can kill them more appear. Each time you strike one, it dissolves into a cloud of dust and blood. You scream in anger as the rats bite and nibble at your feet, climbing up your legs. You try to shake them off but more take their place. You try to ignore the pain that runs through as you kick and stomp at them. This fire beats any of the others you have faced, but your mind is focused on surviving this.
Finally, the rats stop coming and you are left, panting heavily, covered in blood, sweat and tears. With a gasp, you reach a hand to your face. You find it... changed. Hardened. Your fingers are more rigid, blunt, like the claw of a rat your lips have thick fur growing on them.
Your senses are different too, heightened, like the rats that scurried around your feet you can hear the whispers of the shadows from the darkest corners. You can smell the blood of your enemies that stain the walls and floor.
You take a step forward, growing used to your new limbs.
You enter the next room, long, dark corridors stretching out before you. The walls are cold stone, dirty and stained. The blue light of torches illuminates the damp, stone walls, and thousands of beady black eyes stare back at you.
Written by Ai Dungeon on 16 April 2021
"Nope" you say going back to the previous room. Luckily the room is still empty.
You head up the stairs to find someone waiting for you.
"I bet you have many question" she says.
"Why do I look like a rat?" you ask.
"That is the taint from the dungeon. It will be consumed in preference to your humanity." She explains.
"What is this place?" you ask.
"This is the rat dungeon. It is the easiest dungeon we know of. Of course the amount of taint is to low for the more experienced of us" she says. "You should be fine for a couple of days with your experience and that amount of rat"
"You just let rats attack me on purpose?" you ask in shock.
"It is the most effective way for new people to gain enough taint" she says shrugging.
"Anyway it is time to welcome you to the guild"
You are taken to a small dining room with comfortable chairs. The guild members sit around a large table. A group of three people bring meat skewers to the table while another person brings some drinks.
"Please, sit" the lady says gesturing to an empty chair.
"So, today you become one of us. Today you become a rat" she announces to the table at large.
The rest of the guild members chant in a sing song voice.
"One of us, one of us, one of us, one of us" they chant.
The lady leads the chant for a few seconds before stopping.
"We have a few new traditions for new members. The first is the toast" she says raising her glass.
"To our newest member, May you always find what you are looking for" she says.
You clink glasses with the lady and take a sip of your drink. It's surprisingly sweet, like tea and honey.
She takes a seat and the meats are passed around the table while you compliment the food.
After partying for many hours the guild members head off to bed. Eventually you are pointed to a door and behind that door is a bed
Written by Ai Dungeon on 23 April 2021
Back to the Dungeon
You fall into it without even removing your clothes and sleep like a baby.
The next day you are woken by a knock at the door. You get dressed quickly and open the door to see the lady waiting there.
"Ah, you're awake, good"
You look over yourself to find you look more human then yesterday.
"You need to do another dungeon run today, or you will not survive." the lady says. "Rat taint does not last long"
Before you can protest you are pushed back into the rat dungeon from yesterday.
The lady explains that you should be stronger today and you should be able to handle them.
You enter the room and feel the power flowing though you.
You sniff the air and find the entrances to the rat nests. Blocking them up before the rats come should give you some breathing room.The rats chatter angrily as they find their holes blocked.The flow of rats is more smaller from the few remaning holes and you are quick to deal with them as they come out.
After some hours the rats seem to have given up and the room seems to be rat free.You move onto the next room. By now you are back to the 50-50 human rat mix you were before.
Written by Ai Dungeon on 30 April 2021
The end (for now)