1:1480 Back to the virtual by ashley-natter
And then, you were back on that virtual room. There was no one else, no sounds, no sensations. The mute existence of cold machinery.   REBORN   A jolt of liquid fire raced across your changing muscles and arms. Above you, the letters of the word manifested themselves in tortured pixels on the ceil

1:1479 Sphinx by ashley-natter
“You should have said that at once, what kinda of chimera is that?” You asked more relaxed, but still watching the shadows in the corner for any suspicious movements.   The form coalesced for a moment, becoming almost material. “You’re looking at it, you will be granted the form and powers

1:1478 A Newcommer by ashley-natter
Nobody was in sight.   “Nothing here…” You started to say, then abruptly spun around as across the room something appeared in an explosion of tortured bits.   Advancing slowly, you scowled at the strange shape that seemed to gain form, wondering what the hell it could be. Then your eyes went

1:1477 Get to the end of the level by ashley-natter
“Okay,” you stated angrily. “Something is wrong.”   Closing a fist, you started pounding on the virtual button. “Work, damn you, why will you not work!”   This room was the same as every other dungeon entrance, a pentagram on the floor, half-melted candles, and one door leading deeper

1:1476 System Shock by ashley-natter
You put on the VR glasses over your eyes and boot the game on your computer, a fine electronic snow filled the screen as the disks of the HD spun. As the sensorial emulators kicked in it was like being surrounded by ethereal mist, you brace yourself for the expected snap of tiny sparks to crackle ov

2:1402 Werewolf by wesleydog
The room in which you are locked is bland and unremarkable, save for a few scratch marks on the mostly-white walls. The floor is like a mirror image of the walls, forcing you to question where the corners in the room end and begin. There is no furniture in the room; there is nothing but a doorless c

3:402 Time’s Up by iAteTheRamen
You don’t remember when you left, and you don’t remember how, but your body moves of its own accord when it darts out of Nesmith’s house and into the nearby foliage. It all happens so quickly that the realization of where you are doesn’t catch up until you’re hidden.


With flui

3:401 Not Very Convincing by iAteTheRamen
Nesmith has always been the most kind and caring soul. The dwarf puffer was considered the most peaceful in your friend group. Out of everyone, Nesmith definitely doesn’t deserve to be permanently transformed. With this in mind, you rush to his hide near the castle.


“Nesmith, Nesmith

3:400 Altruism by iAteTheRamen
“I… I need to go back… I need to help whoever I can...”


Despite the terror in your heart, you know that you can’t leave without at least attempting to save others from Myrio Ridge. The guilt would follow you forever if you didn’t try.


“Are ya sure?” Gart asks.

3:399 The Truth by iAteTheRamen
The terror of being alone subsides when seeing the amano overrides everything. You stand your ground and show that you aren’t fazed, but fear lingers right below the surface. The bad feeling you had in your gut last night was right all along. You summon up your courage to throw him a warning.


3:398 Finding Gart by iAteTheRamen
The last time you trusted a strange voice, Kieran came to your aid. Despite the possibility of danger, you decide that the benefits outweigh the risks.


The next day, you visit Kieran’s hide -- a reasonably sized, artificial shell. A few branches of the native plants have been laid on t

3:397 Settling Down by iAteTheRamen
Just like Wheeler said, you managed to settle down nicely in your new environment. It was difficult to think about adversaries in a town that rarely seemed to experience conflict.


With the help of your friends, you found a home of your own -- a quaint stone hide with a large front hole

3:396 New Friends (and Enemies) by iAteTheRamen
Kieran and you travel just past the castle to a small cluster of hollow rocks. The two of you go into the largest rock and come face to face with a group made up of various species.


“Hey everyone,” Kieran announces, “we got a newbie!”


The new animals come to greet yo

3:395 Myrio Ridge by iAteTheRamen
Kieran has been kind enough to teach you how to swim. With the only other option being to wander aimlessly, you opt to follow his lead. He hops off the rock and floats down to the ocean floor; you hurry after him as he walks away from you.


“So,” you awkwardly start, “tell me more a

3:394 Meeting Kieran by iAteTheRamen
There was still a lot for you to take in, but a talking crayfish has promptly jumped to the top of your list. Taking in its words, you look around. The open water stretches on in all directions as far as the eye can see. “What do you mean ‘aquarium’? This place is huge; there’s no way.

3:393 Taking the plunge by iAteTheRamen
You make your way to the first door nearby. The room you enter is almost bare. An exceptionally large aquarium stands against the back of the room, a deep sink resides next to it, and a large window currently showcases the midday sun. The tank itself nears three meters in length and is equipped with

6:626 Put the costume on by catprog
"Fine, I will put it on." he says.


"Wonderful" the figure said pulling a zipper down the back. "Now get in"


After putting the suit on he feels the zipper being done up.


"Don't worry while the transformation will take a few d

2:1401 Climb the Dam by Hollowpages
More than this, however, you notice that there are now two more paths that appear before you - not quite a fork in the road sort, though, more of two very clear paths for you to pick. You swim up to the dam and climb on top of it to get a better lay of the land around you.


To your surpri

6:625 Sphinx by catprog
The wall flipped around to show his suit.


The suit was hanging on a frame, the quadruped form clearly visible. The wings on the back gave him the thought of flying but the exposed breasts gave him pause.


"You expect me to wear this?" David asked.


The fig

2:1400 Swim Up by Hollowpages
You focus back on the river going up the hill and start to swim up it. Because it goes up at an angle, you realize you’ll have to use more strength to push your way up it.


You start kicking your arms and legs, but you end up either overestimating how much force you need or underestimat