Chapter 11: Written By The Winners
"A... penitent... man... oh, come on now..."
The archaeologist's brow furrowed as she finished dusting off the wall inscription. She was fluent in most living languages and many more dead ones, but it would not take a cunning linguist to figure out where this...
Chapter 10: Rocks Fall
What had she done to deserve this?
Alright, stop. It was a rhetorical question.
Juri, silently regretting several life choices, continued slogging through sewer tunnels. Needing something -- anything -- to take her mind off of the pungent smells and alarmingly...
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Chapter 8: Another M
The wind outside howled as Juri tried to massage feeling back into her feet.
It may have bordered on heresy to some -- including herself -- but Juri was bitterly regretting not having a pair of shoes. Sure, her footpads served her well enough, but "well enough" doesn't...
Chapter 7: Evil By Moonlight
Through the endless tunnels they ran, like their lives depended on it. Which, it could be easily argued, was true enough.
It was not entirely clear where they actually were. They had been lost in this maze of subterranean passages for what seemed like...
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Chapter 6: Suffering Sappho!
As she sat on the shoreline, feeling the sun against her skin and watching the waves roll in endlessly, she couldn't help but feel at peace. This place was the definition of soothing.
She supposed that the theoretical residents would need that, to put up with all...
Chapter 5: Getting Dangerously Meta
Juri leapt from rooftop to rooftop, the ornately decorated shingles beneath her feet providing more than enough grip.
This new area was fairly mundane, but still hard to place regardless. A shrine? An academy? A military boot camp? All of the above? Up on...
Chapter 4: Making a Splash!
Well. This was something.
No idea what, but it was surely something.
Slowly rotating around in what she assumed must be the "Middle", Juri tried to take the whole place in. She was standing in an indoor area on a raised circular platform, obviously designed to...
Chapter 3: I'm Your Boogeyman
Juri tread lightly down the beaten path, watching the woods around her for any signs of movement.
This place was not nearly the most outlandish setting she'd wandered into here, but it still managed to be the the most unsettling so far. The only source of light...
Chapter 2: Hunting Sparkles
"YOU'RE LATE FOR CLASS!" Professor Fitzgibbon screamed to no one in particular, as Juliet brought the chainsaw down on his head.
Well, technically no. Mr. Fitzgibbon was long dead, turned by zombies. This rambling, decayed form probably wasn't even what used to be...
Chapter 1: Bladed Cage
She did not understand why she was here. She knew why, but didn't understand why.
As Juri Han slunk through corridors, her mind couldn't help but wander. Was it a game? A tournament? Were there "winners"? Or was it more of a meat grinder; a blood sport where the...