Star Ocean Online

Star Ocean Online

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Star Ocean released a VR-MMO. However, players mysterious begin to vanish from our world, their souls trapped inside their player characters within the game. Faced with the very real possibility of death within the world they love, what will they do?

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Copyright: The creator of this roleplay has attributed some or all of its content to the following sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/star_ocean_till_the_end_of_time http://starocean.wikia.com/wiki/planets

Introduction

Plot of the RP

The year is 2022. A company known as TDI purchases the rights to an old franchise known as "Star Ocean". Their goal is to create the first fully-interactive Virtual reality based Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game. Thus, Star Ocean Online was born. Using a precise interface that placed an electronic helmet with a visor over the users head, and connected a wire to the back of their neck, within the "Data-uplink" that was already often used for TV News feeds, they could jump right into the virtual world of Star Ocean Online.

At first, things went fine during the "Beta" testing phase, where a select 10,000 users tested the game. The users were selected via one of three sources: 1. Family Members of the Developers. (1 per-employee), 2. Winners of Contests surrounding the game. 3. A select number of Subscribers of TDI's Online magazine, chosen at Random.

The Beta was deemed extremely successful and then released to the public. Everything seemed fine for the first week or so...then disaster struck. For reasons we cannot explain, the users found themselves not only unable to log out, but players mysterious begin to vanish from our world, their souls trapped inside their player characters within the game. In addition, if the player character contains their players soul: they actually feel any pain their character would endure, and unless they have a revive spell used, if their character dies, they die. The public thus bans the game from being played anymore, however cannot shutdown the servers for fear of killing all of the players the second they do. Some believe it may have been an inside job that caused this. Others believe it may have been one gigantic accident, all that can be decided for sure is..they will not permit any more people to become victims, thus the game is widely banned, with law enforcement completely unsure of how to handle the situation. Right around the time players had their souls sucked into the game: all players had their levels reset to Level 1, including Beta Testers who were still playing.

Thus the groups of what you can be are as follows:
1. A player trapped within their character in the world.
2. A member of a group of players dedicating their time to illegally playing the game normally (but are not trapped themselves), in order to try to free the players.
3. Players playing the game illegally for any number of their own reasons.

NOTE: The above isn't the only differnces from the World of Star Ocean. Examples of differences include but are not necessarily limited to: Eldarians DID escape the death of their homeworld, and live on Earth, and The ending of Till the End of Time is not considered canon and instead of the big "4D Space" plot-twist, the beings on the other side of the gate were simply god-like beings and it started the "God Age War", which ended with Earth and Elicoor II victorious, with the main protagonists of Star Ocean III: Till the End of Time being among its victors. It also to some degree ignores the plot of Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope, but includes the Eldarians from it anyways, stating they lost their homeworld but live on Earth with the Human race.

Gameplay(within the MMO) :
Within the world, the player can with a single thought, bring up the menu in front of their player character's face and then using their character's hand, touch the menu and choose options such as "Log Out" (currently disabled to those whose souls are trapped within the game), send private message, friend invite, Party invite, Item (for giving or receiving items), "World Select".

During battle, players have the following stats:

HP -their character's health. If it reaches zero, the character dies and must be revived within 10 minutes in-game time or the soul attached to the character will die for real

MP - Magic Points. Need at least some to perform magical spells of any kind, and is also necessary for some types of special attacks. Can be restored with the "blackberries" items. If the player's MP reaches Zero, your character is unconscious and can only be restored back to consciousnesses outside of a battle.

Fury -Stamina points, if the character is out of stamina, their character is sluggish and cannot perform physical attacks unless they rest for a moment and restore some Fury. Fury also is attached to attack blocking-effectiveness.


Worlds of the MMO/Stories behind the Worlds
"World Select" is only usable when in a town, and warps you to other World's of your choosing instantly, via the menu. While there ARE restrictions on what levels are allowed to go where, there are still enemies strong enough for any level, depending where you go on the lower level planets. For example, if a high level were to look long enough, he will face a worthy challenge on Elicoor II.

The World permitted to low levels is: Elicoor II
For Medium Levels the world permitted is: Klaus III
For only the higher levels (only certain Beta Testers ever reached it before): Diablo
As for Earth. Diablo has not reached Earth itself as of yet, thus Earth is a planet at peace that is only meant to go to for items and weapons unique to the planet.

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Elicoor II -The planet where the majority of this role-play is played. Its Technology is roughly that of 17th Century Earth thus referred to as an "Underdeveloped Planet". Normally humans would not be permitted to set foot on this world, but due to the "God Age War" that ravaged the lands, now they are on open terms with the people of Earth, and while advanced technology is only permitted in limited form here, people of Earth are permitted to live here, to avoid overpopulation of Earth. Other than the fact that most of its atmosphere is composed of neon and other noble gases, the second planet in the Elicoor system has an atmospheric composition that is similar to that of Earth. There are two known continents on Elicoor II, the Continent of Greeton, and the Continent of Gaitt. Both of these continents are in the Southern Hemisphere of the planet. Elicoor II’s northern hemisphere has a number of island chains, but no continents. The Island Chains aren't visitable by players and are merely backdrop scenery. The locations available to players are The Kingdom of Aquaria, Samnite Republic, and Kingdom of Airyglyph. Greeton is listed as "TBA". It is rumored that the coding is finished, but the developers were waiting for a special event before releasing it to the public...nobody knows what will become of it for now. Elicoor II is trying to rebuild after the "God Age War" that Earth aided it with, and while Diablo forces main target is Earth, they have attacked Elicoor II first, and thus Earth is trying to help defend the planet before the enemy can get any closer to Earth. Diablo's attack was recent enough that their greatest troops have not yet reached the planet, sending mostly scouts and basic troops. Meaning that most NPC's of Elicoor II don't even know of their presence. The races here are Elicoorians, Menodix, Featherfolk and human immigrants.

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Earth - Advanced Technology exists throughout this planet, it is also listed as a "Developed Planet" meaning you can buy more advanced weapons here such as laser riftles, etc. Transport allows for flying cars and the like. Its futuristic in nature, but set in a future much further than 2022. When selecting "Earth" you will first sent to Tokyo, Japan. From there, you can choose to teleport via "Location Select" to any of the following places: New York City, New York; London, England, and Moscow, Russia. In the world of Star Ocean, all other countries were reduced to rubble due to a fictional "World War III" in A.D 2064 followed by many years after where now Earth's surviving nations united, as the date the game sets for its world is "SD 772" (Star Date 772) The Races here are: Human, Eldarian, Fellpool

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Klaus III- The third planet of the Klaus System, Klaus III has no seasons due to its axial tilt of 0.4', is 1.2 AUs away from its parent star, and has a gravity of 2.4 G. Its atmosphere has only two-thirds of Earth's oxygen in terms of density. The oxygen is replaced by additional nitrogen. It is thought that the severity of this environment--low oxygen density and heavy gravity--is responsible for giving the Klausians their incredible physical capabilities. Klausians are a neutral party to the wars between Earth and Diablo, wishing to not be involved. Thus enter this world at your own risk unless you are a Klausian. Despite their neutrality, some individual Kluasians choose to get involved in the war on either side, and are not punished, as long as they emphasize they are acting as individuals, and not as a part of Klaus III as a whole. Some question if this is just Klaus III's way of playing both sides so that either way, they don't lose, though Klausians strongly deny anything of the sort.

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Diablo - A gaseous planet with a race referred to as "Daemon" (singular and plural sounds the same and is spelled the same). They resemble humans but with demonic horns and wings, and at higher levels can have Demonic looking forms they can change into and are at war with Earth for unknown reasons. It is the only race players cannot play as. Only high level players can go to Diablo. Race: Daemon


Playable Race Descriptions:
Of course note that each playable race may have their "Story" but the people playing as them are all just regular humans in 2022 whom are either playing illegally or have their souls trapped within their player character, thus what they may know about their character's race may vary.

Humans (when stating this term I usually refer to Earthlings)-A generic term for bipedal species that are descendants of anthropoids. The majory of Earth's beings, the establisher of the Terran Alliance, belong to this race. They do not have tails, and compared to Fellpools, their animal-like senses of hearing and smell are not as sharp as a result of evolution. However, they are highly knowledgable and exhibit great competence in the field of science and technology. They also have developed the magic art known as "Symbology" which most other races seem to have one form or another of.

Eldarians- Essentially the same as humans, but with slightly more pointed ears and initially had far greater technology and symbology than that of Earth, they have sense shared their knowledge to help great with its post WWIII conditions, which have long since ended many years ago.

Fellpool- The Fellpool, also referred to as the Felinefolk, are a species in the Star Ocean series. They are a humanoid race that descended from felines. Fellpools bear an astonishing resemblance to Earthlings, the only physical difference being the tails that extend from their posteriors and the greater variety of ear shapes. The Fellpool are also extremely curious. They have exceptionally strong senses of smell and hearing, as well as powerful night vision. During the "God Age War" Fellpool's homeworld of Roak was destroyed, but many were able to evacuate and now live on Earth, leading to why they needed some Earthling humans to live on Elicoor II.

Klausians- A sentient race that lives on Klaus III and IV. This race possesses excellent motor reflexes and hand-eye coordination, and it is said that the average Klausian can easily surpass a top Earthling in every aspect of physical capability. Klausians respect self-reliance, and regardless of the fact that more than a century has passed since first contact was made with this race, they still do not belong to the Pangalactic Federation, or to any other multi-planetary government for that matter. Klausians are also known for having an external appearance that very closely resembles that of Earthlings. If they didn't have three distinguishing green lines around their necks, they would resemble Earthlings with extremely good physiques.

Elicoorians- Humans living on Elicoor II, primarily found in the Sacred Kingdom of Aquaria and the military superpower of Airyglyph. Although Elicoorians look exactly like Earthlings at first glance, they are a completely different race. The most distinguishing characteristic of Elicoorians is a special ability of their eyes--they are able to visually recognize fluctuations in Symbological force. The precision with which an individual can discern Symbological fluctuations depends on their genetic makeup. Holy Mothers, who have the greatest concentration of this power, are able to see the workings of symbols in every living or non-living bodies or activity within their field of vision. This is why the Elicoorians possess symbological technology that greatly exceeds their general level of civilization. They are the racial majority race on Elicoor II.

Menodix- a cheerful race living in the Sanmite Republic which is descended from raccoons. They may not be very tall, but they boast dexterous fingers and a high level of adaptability to new circumstances. Compared to other races, Menodixes have an excellent sense of smell. Their downfall is that they are very curious and easily excitable, characteristics which more often than not will act together to offset the Menodixes positive characteristics. Strangely enough, Menodixes have an excellent ear for music and there are many eminent Menodix troubadours. Unfortunately, thanks to the innate Menodix personality almost no one is aware of this fact.

Featherfolk- A race of people with large wings on their backs, descended from birds. The process of evolution has split the humerus bone of the featherfolk in two, allowing ths remarkable race to possess both wings and arms. Featherfolk are extremely lightweight and can use the wings on their backs to fly for short periods of time.


Non-Playable Race Descriptions

Daemon - a non-playable Race that is also the main antagonists of the MMO. They resemble humans but with demonic horns and wings, and at higher levels can have Demonic looking forms they can change into. On Elicoor II and Earth they are the strongest enemy type you can fight, though their strongest forces are on their home world of Diablo, which only high level players can go to. Daemon so far have not gone to Klaus III at all yet.

Classes/Weapon Types:
Note: All Classes have fully customizable Armor/Clothes/Weapons that can be changed on the fly, as well as being able to equip/unequip individual items such as Pants, hats, etc. allowing for a mix and match of whatever the player prefers. It is also possible for players to wear clothes belonging to other classes if they purchase them in stores later, as long as the outfit isn't too heavy for their class. That said, level 1's start with the same clothes for their entire class, they will be listed below where appropriate.

2nd Note: All level 1's start with 1000 Gold (the in-game equivalent of 100 bucks.) and more gold is gained from either completing quests or defeating monsters (both give gold) Furthermore, all level 1's may choose a level 1 spell or special attack to have for their character. Except for Mages who due to being physically weak, have more than one. (Suggest something in the OOC and I'll either approve it or request you pick something else. Or if you prefer, just put it in your bio and if it looks fair, I'll approve it.)

Warrior - User of a longsword or a spear, strength, speed and magic are all average. Is also capable of special physical attacks, which are average. Well rounded. If using a spear slashing attacks are weakened but range is improved.
Races of this Class: Humans, Eldarians, Fellpool, Elicoorians, Daemon

Level 1 Starter Clothes/Armor:
Male:
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The Female variant looks the same but shows the midriff and has her thighs bare.

That is also your level 1 starter Sword, but you may start with a level 1 spear instead if you choose:
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Samurai- User of a Katana. Strength is average, speed is above average, but use special attacks instead of magic.
Races of this Class: Humans, Eldarians, Elicoorians, Daemon

Level 1 Starter Clothes/Armor:
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Ironically this is a male wearing the FEMALE version of the outfit. The only real difference between it and the male version is that the male one doesn't bare a midriff, thus it, covers slightly more skin.


This picture also displays the level 1 Katana people start with.

Also, its optional but both females and males can wear a samurai helmet if they choose.

The optional samurai helmet looks like this:
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Mage- User of a staff. Strength is below average, Speed is average and uses magic instead of special attacks. Magic is above average and can get rather strong.
Races of this Class: Humans, Eldarians, Fellpool, Elicoorians, Menodix, Featherfolk, Daemon

Level 1 Starter Clothes/Armor:
Female:
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The male variant has the "Dress part" covering the legs completely and is more "robe-like" showing little-to-no skin. Also, the male version's boots do not have high-heels and end slightly below the knees, instead of going up higher on the legs. Obviously like any clothing, certain parts can be un-equipped and mixed/matched such as the hat being optional.

This is also the starter mage staff, however the only difference between this and the image is a sharper and longer point at the top, almost like a spear, allowing it to be used for stabbing.

Fighter- user of fists and feet, a physical fighter. Strength is above average, speed is above average but they have no magic at all but have special attacks.
Races with this Class: Humans, Klausians, Elicoorians, Daemon

Level 1 Starter Clothes/Armor:
Male:
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Female:
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Gunner- user of a pistol and feet. Strength is average, speed is average and they are capable of magic and special attacks. Thier magic attacks are below average and their special attacks are average. However their pistol based attacks, while having a slightly better range, have a slight delay that is slower than average, while their feet attacks have average speed.
Races with this Class: Humans, Eldarians, Fellpool, Deamon

Level 1 Starter Clothes/Armor:
Female:
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The males is basically the same. Aside from of course the clothes being fitted to fit a male, the skirt isn't on the male version and instead he wears black leather pants. Obviously the tights under the skirt on the female version are also not worn by the male either. Other than that, the outfit is the same.

Level 1 Weapon:
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Rogue- user of knives, daggers or little hatchets. Above average speed, below average strength, only uses buff magic and instead of special attacks they get criticals more often.
Races with this Class: Humans, Eldarians, Klausians, Fellpool, Elicoorians, Menodix, Featherfolk, Daemon


Level 1 Starter Clothes/Armor:
Male/Female:
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(note: unlike thieves of other RPGs, Rogues don't have a "Steal" function. However, at higher levels I might permit this.)

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Rules:
1. No instant-kills/godmodding. No world destroyers, etc. You must be reasonable with your strength and abilities
2. You may have up to 2 characters, but each character must have a bio before they can begin.
3. Your weapons, items, etc. must be determined by your race and home and fit the general technological level of where you live.
4. The head and/or vice head determines rotation order. You don't post out of turn. If you don't post at least once within 24 hours, your turn will be skipped. However, if you beforehand wish to be skipped, please let us know ahead of time so you don't slow down the RP.
5. If you wish, your character's death can be written off as a "near death experience". However, they must skip at least 1 turn.
6. No canon characters from the Star Ocean games, as those would be NPCs and thus you can't be related to an NPC if your character is a Player character and thus "real".
7. Please be patient with the RP staff, we are new to this website and are trying to figure out the inner workings of how everything works.
8. Story format for your posts. That means you type for example:
James walked into the corridor, unsure of what would occur. He'd spent days without restoration items, and he was showing for it. He was low on Hp and there was still more to the place that he had to go. He should've better prepared at the shop beforehand, but he didn't expect this many enemies.

"Damn!" he cursed under his breath as he continued down the corridor.

Not for example this:
*walks down corridor*

Damn
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Don't do that.

9. Don't have walls of endless texts or extremely long paragraphs. For aid in that, here's something to use as a guideline: (not required, all that's required is prevent walls of text, but this guideline could be helpful) Roughly every 3-5 sentences, make a new paragraph. Everytime someone says spoken dialogue or thinks something, it would be its own paragraph (no matter how short).
10. All of these rules are subject to change.

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Star Ocean Online

Star Ocean Online by Sephiroth89

Main Central Hub

Kingdom of Aquaria (Elicoor II)

Kingdom of Aquaria (Elicoor II) by RolePlayGateway

Kingdom of Aquaria - since the "God Age War" they've been an uneasy peace with the Kingdom of Airyglyph. People here tend to worship the goddess Apris and are ruled by a Queen. The Natives of this Kingdom are all Elicoorians.

Kingdom of Airyglyph (Elicoor II)

Kingdom of Airyglyph (Elicoor II) by RolePlayGateway

Kingdom of Airyglyph is located on Elicoor II and is at an uneasy peace with Aquaria. They often have harsh weather, but soldier on through it all with their great military might.

Bockenstein

Bockenstein by RolePlayGateway

The Capital of the unified planet of Klaus III. Fighting Competitions are held regularly here and they are firm believers in "working off your own steam"

Japan (Earth)

Japan (Earth) by RolePlayGateway

One of the Four surviving nations of WWIII hundreds of years ago.

USA (Earth)

USA (Earth) by RolePlayGateway

One of the Four Surviving Nations of WWIII hundreds of years ago.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom by RolePlayGateway

Considred one of the 4 surviving "nations" of WWIII hundreds of years ago though its brought into debate whether it counts as more than one nation survived.

Russia (Earth)

Russia (Earth) by RolePlayGateway

One of the four surviving nations of WWIII hundreds of years ago

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Character Portrait: Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max)

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Max stood there, as everyone in the center of Aquios, the Capital of Aqauria, were in panic. Mere minutes ago he'd been fighting some Daemon on Diablo..he was one of the best Beta Testers..one who'd been so skilled he won the in-game contest of the Beta Testers where he'd been granted a title for his character Jessica. "Nasheem Ginomai Mega Lalaipsi" they called her. It was Hebrew and referred to his use of Water, Wind and Lightning spells. "Storm Magic" he liked to call it. But then he'd been forcibly spawned to the place he'd started his game at...Aquaria. It was his favorite place in the retro game Star Ocean III, which he'd bought when they first announced Star Ocean Online was in development. He'd been a longtime subscriber to the online magazine, being a gamer himself, and was randomly selected among the subscribers to participate in the Beta, which thrilled him even further! The game had gone worldwide after the Beta Ended. Now a mere 7 days after the worldwide release and he was in Aquaria, unable to log out. Weirder than that, he could FEEL. The video game hadn't been able to do that before. Sure he could SEE the wind. It was virtual reality so it was like seeing out of his own characters eyes..but he could feel the gentle wind breeze go by.


He could feel the wall next to him, like as if he it...real. That was crazy talk, but it was true. The world he'd always found so beautiful had become as if..real. Still, it could be worse. He has a pretty sexy body. He looked into the reflection the glass window of a store and saw the sexy female body of his character. He was stuck in level 1 gear and had a level 1 sword now but he still looked good as Jessica. What the hell was he doing? He shook his head. 'I must be completely daft to be thinking about my appearance right now.' or maybe he was just trying to figure out how to handle the fact he may never leave this world again.


All the people were now on Elicoor II, probably. Likely half of them in Aquaria somewhere and half in Airyglyph somewhere. That's where people started out the game after leaving the Main Hub, was either Aquaria or Airyglpyh. Going to other places, including Earth, came after. Maybe there might be a few people in the Main Hub since the Main Hub was really just for character customization and early items. All the same, in the past half hour since he'd spawned there, people were already panicking all around him. Screaming about how they couldn't log out. He was in so much shock about all that was going on around him..he was silent for a change. Trying to let it all sink in. What was he going to do now?

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Things were going well with Aaron's current mission. He was tasked with defeating a daemon terrorizing a small town. It turned out to be a weaker daemon and Aaron was wearing him down with a mix of shadow and lighting elemental magic as was his favorite. However sometimes he needed to dip into other elements so he could cover all bases of weakness. He smirked as he raised his staff above his head to cast the finishing blow.

"Call down the fury of the stars!" he chanted summoning a sunflare to bake his enemy. Then suddenly the world changed and he was no longer in battle. When he could see again he was standing in the middle of Aquaria highly confused. Aaron brought up his menu and was about to try and port back to his last location when he noticed the "Log Out" option was grayed out.

"What the....?" he said under his breath as he touched the log out option and got an error message.

Error 5724-B no player detected.
Unable to locate VR headset.
Log Out aborted.


"What do you mean no player detected! I'm right here!" Aaron shouted at the thing. He tried pressing it again, but just got the same message and an annoying "err err" sound that you usually got when trying an unavailable action. His mind was racing a mile a minute trying to figure out what happened, but he was brought out of his thoughts when he realized something else was different. Things seemed more real than they should have been. Sure it was VR, but he'd never been able to feel the breeze. Something else also felt off. He felt his clothing and it was definately something he shouldn't be wearing.

He looking at his reflection the glass wall of a nearby building and was stunned at what he saw. This isn't my character. What's going on? Aaron's thought to himself as he took in the feminine boy standing in front of him. His avatar had been slimmed down and his facial features were smoother. His eyes were bigger than he remembered and he was actually wearing make-up. That option wasn't open to males. To make matters worse he was wearing the female mage's starting robes. This was all wrong because even though he looked like a girl in his reflection he could feel that he was indeed still male.

"What the hell is going on!!!!!" he shouted at his reflection. It was then Aaron noticed even his voice had changed and become more high pitched. He closed his mouth quickly. His face was flushed, his mind was on overdrive, and his confidence had flown out the window.

"What do I do now?" he asked himself quietly.

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Character Portrait: Ark Euhndr III (Marko)

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"What the...?" Ark was confused. His surroundings were different from where he remembered saving previously. That he remembered his character was in the Main hub, now he was surrounded by cliffs made of red and orange rocks. "Isn't this Diablo?" He then looked down at his outfit. He was wearing a tattered dark cloak, a pristine black battle outfit and gauntlet's that glowed with an ominous light. "This isn't my equipment...." he muttered to himself. Then it hit him. "I logged onto the wrong character...." the words came out in a listless whisper. Isabella would kill him for playing on her character.

Just as he was about to open up the menu to log out when a torrent of bullets hit him square in the chest throwing him onto his back. He was being attacked! He was used to playing a support role, hanging to the back and buffing the players on the front line. Fighting on his own was a knew experience. Before he could pull himself to his feet, they were on him. Several swords pierced his arms and legs. A single one was thrust through his abdomen pinning him to the ground. Six figures loomed over him. All of them were male players. A female one with pistols sauntered over and joined them.

"I knew you'd show up here sooner or later, Traitor!" One of the guys laughed then spat into the dirt.

"You're mistaken!" Ark told them.

The man twisted the sword in Ark's stomach depleting more of his HP. Though it wasn't painful, the experience was still terrifying. "No! I think you're the one whose mistaken!"

"You've got the wrong guy!" Ark continued to plead.

The man laughed again. He looked to his comrades with a mocking grin. "Does it look we got the wrong guy, guys?" They all snickered in unison, then burst into a roar of chuckles.

"Listen to me!" he commanded, his eyes full of desperation.

"Ready guys?" the man ignored Ark. His comrades nodded. "We'll all attack him at once continuously...until he runs out of health." He then made eye contact with Ark. "Then we'll take all of his items and his gold. Just like he did us." He told them scornfully. "Ready, boys?!" His boys howled with excitement and began to charge their attacks.

Ark horrified, he shut his eyes and prayed. Then in the next instant his surroundings were different. Even with his eyes closed the world felt more....present. He opened his eyes to a storm of panic and confusion. He was in a town he didn't really recognize. He was unsure of which one, but his captors appeared distracted in their stupor along with everyone. No longer pinned down by swords he took this chance to escape and bolted past them. He became engulfed in the crowd. As he squirmed his way through, he brought up the menu screen before, but was shocked to see the log out option...gone.

"Honestly?!" He hollered. it appeared his pursuers had picked up on him and were looking for him still. He wasted no time disappearing down a nearby vacant road.

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Character Portrait: Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max)

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Max saw as people looked at the log out option and noticed it was in grey font, like it wasn't an option. People were questioning it like crazy, and some looked slightly panicked on their faces.

Then he saw a feather folk player character across the street from him. The man shouted "What the hell is going on!!!!!". Poor girl..or was it a guy? Hard to tell. He found the fact it was hard to tell creepy, so he pitied the person quietly, while ignoring them. He then saw another person, a woman crying. Max walked up to her.


"What's wrong?" he stated. This reminded him that his voice was that of Jessica's. Maybe a girl would be more willing to talk about her problems with a girl, so he decided not to tell her he was a boy.

"I was outside of town just now. Me and my friend Melony were fighting some Nobleman enemies. Weak and we thought 'no big deal'. Melony was a new player, so she didn't know how to play properly. Then when we fought, the enemy attacks actually hurt us! We could feel every attack like it was real! Well, when her character hit zero hp, she screamed out in pain. Melody is my best friend in real life. She's no actor..that scream was genuine. Then when her character died, she didn't log back in! I can't explain it but...I feel like she's actually died. I-I can't tell you how I know it just...I know she did. How is that possible?!"

Max was left without words. So in his kindest voice he said,"I don't know..I just don't know. I tell you what though..stay in Town. Nobody can be killed in Towns, so your safe here in Aquios for now."

Then suddenly a message appeared in their private message inbox's at the same time. He opened the message and read it allowed.

"From: Unknown.
Subject: Welcome to the Real Game
Message: Hello boys and girls, this is Day 1 of the real Star Ocean Online. First I'll tell you that yes, I am the one who disabled your log off feature. But I did much more than that...your souls are trapped within your characters. So don't try taking off your helmets, as your souls are not even within your own bodies! However, it's also in your best interests not to do so as well..as you can't return to a body someday that isn't there! Now we get to the fun part: yes, you feel pain now. Furthermore, if your HP reaches zero...you can die. I've decided to be generous. Revives still work..but only for a short time. If you do not revive in time..the death becomes permanent for your character..and you will die for real. The goal? Oh its simple really. The Beta Testers have reached Diablo before..just barely, but they did. I want you to do more than that..I want you to become strong enough not only to go to Diablo, but to defeat the Daemon leader. That is the goal I give you, if you want to ever leave this game. Also, I reserve the right to change the goals at any time I want for fun! Ciao!"

Max sat in silence. "What kind of twisted fuck does something like that?" Suddenly he realized something. His voice had just now changed. It was his own! He received another PM, from unknown again.

He opened it.

"From: Unknown
Subject: I noticed that some choose to hide their identities from others.
Message: Boo on you! I do find your characters you spent SO much time on to be beautiful however, so here's my compromise. You will still LOOK like your characters. But your voice will sound like your real actual voices from now on! Enjoy!"

The girl next to him seemed a little nervous of him. "So you're a guy in real life huh?" She looked at him with untrusting eyes.

Max looked back at her,"Hey don't look at me like that! I never said I wasn't! I-I just can't handle seeing a girl crying and I wanted to help! Not my fault my character is a Female..." Hell, he was comforted by the fact he'd still have a sexy body to look at in the mirror, even if that was a small comfort. But now what?

He thought it over for a minute as the girl he'd been talking to was walking away. He decided to let her do that. If she wanted to judge him, that was her business. He'd made a male alt-character before, but he just found himself enjoying playing as a woman most up until now. He headed for a shop and spent his gold on blackberries. 1000 Gold. That's the amount he had now. So apparently everyone's gold reset to the amount new players start with as well. He'd chosen healing as his level 1 starter spell last time, and from his menu he could see it was still his spell now. Blackberries restored MP, and that's all he needed to have since he had healing still.

He pulled out a blackberry to try eating one. Maybe he could taste things in the game now too? Eck. They tasted terrible. He spat it onto the ground and they vanished when they touched the ground. Yep...still just a video game. Still..back home he hated his life. He'd gotten out of high school a few years ago and was currently unemployed and living with his parents. He still had some money but all the same, he had no friends because he'd moved recently and making friends was hard when you were jobless and no school to go to. Maybe that's why he enjoyed this game so much? He sighed and got up. He'd made a decision. If defeating the Daemon leader was the goal, somebody had to do it. And he couldn't bare with being a level 1 in this game forever anyways. Still..daemon weren't common in Elicoor II and were way too strong for level 1's to fight. He'd have to fight lower level monsters to reach a level capable of fighting them, let alone reaching Klaus III and eventually Diablo itself. He better get started now, before he changes his mind.

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"From: Unknown.
Subject: Welcome to the Real Game
Message: Hello boys and girls, this is Day 1 of the real Star Ocean Online. First I'll tell you that yes, I am the one who disabled your log off feature. But I did much more than that...your souls are trapped within your characters. So don't try taking off your helmets, as your souls are not even within your own bodies! However, it's also in your best interests not to do so as well..as you can't return to a body someday that isn't there! Now we get to the fun part: yes, you feel pain now. Furthermore, if your HP reaches zero...you can die. I've decided to be generous. Revives still work..but only for a short time. If you do not revive in time..the death becomes permanent for your character..and you will die for real. The goal? Oh its simple really. The Beta Testers have reached Diablo before..just barely, but they did. I want you to do more than that..I want you to become strong enough not only to go to Diablo, but to defeat the Daemon leader. That is the goal I give you, if you want to ever leave this game. Also, I reserve the right to change the goals at any time I want for fun! Ciao!"


Aaron just stared at the pm dumbfounded. This guy was messing with peoples lives! What gave him the right? Defeat the final boss to free everyone? That's asking alot. It'll likely cost a of lives. Too many. As his mind was riddled with this he got another pm from Unknown.

From: Unknown
Subject: Don't be shy
Message: Hello Gabriel or should I say Gabrielle now. Haha, I crack myself up. Now I know you started playing this game to build your self-esteem. But how can you call hiding behind your macho character a real confidence builder. You've faced no challenges, no hardship and that's no fun. So to force you to really dig deep down and come out of your shell (as well as some entertainment for me) I've switched your equipments set with the female equipment set. I've also given you your real voice back, but I've upped the tone a little to give it that feminine feel. If you can handle the embarrassment until you get out of the game then you'll really have some confidence right? See, I'm not such a bad guy after all. Now you better get moving. I've got some penalty games planned for you if you try to avoid social interaction. So don't think about hiding until things are said and done. Ciao!


This guy is beyond sick. Who makes someone crossdress to build their self-esteem, Aaron thought to himself. This was NOT helping Aaron's self image at all. And how did he know all of this? Did he have some kind of file on all the Beta testers or something? Well he must have some good resources if could do all of this.

Aaron sighed and decided to get moving. He couldn't imagine what kind of penalty game would be worse than this, but he didn't want to find out. He headed for the shop and waded his way though the crowd to buy some berries. He'd be need those until he got a healing spell. Now he wished he wouldn't have taken all offensive magic to start with. Aaron placed them in a pouch on the belt of his robes and headed towards the city exit. He had some levels to gain if he was ever going to make it out of here.

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Ark continued stealthily down a winding path, looking over his shoulder every few feet before whisking his way into an alley. The ally was dark and narrow, but void of life which came as a relief to the young player. The commotion which was going on in the main square had all, but silenced behind him. He was far enough to where he could barely hear it. As for his pursuers it seemed for the moment that he's lost them. He slumped against the wall, sliding down until he was sitting on the cobble stone floor of the alley and ran his fingers through his hair. It's texture was soft against the skin of his fingers. It felt so real. He stared at his open palm, holding up towards the sky. "What...is this?" That's when he received a message.

After reading the message, he jumped up in anger. "What kind of prank is this!?" he yelled with his fist balled tightly. "What kind of person would do this to innocent people!?" he argued to himself. "This can't be real..." That's when he received another message.

From: Unknown
Subject: Wanted/
Message: Greetings Ark Euhndr, your reputation throughout the worlds proceeds you. The high feat of betraying the guild you created and hunting them down like pitiful dogs has gotten you noticed. Lucky you. You have been locked in this game, but I've taken pity on you. So, that you wouldn't feel lonely I ensured that at least one hundred members of your former guild were online when I initiated the wide-spread "Lock In". I've given them fifty thousand gold in order to aid them in their pursuit to keep you company and added you to their mini maps so they can always find you when you are near them. Have fun!


He could only stare at the message with his jaw hanging open. Words escaped him. His lips moved, but no sound came out. You've got the wrong guy, he mouthed. You've got the wrong guy... As he was about to reply to the message he heard the pounding of footsteps from the other end of the alley. He looked up. It was his pursuers and they were closing in. He cursed and turned to flee, but was met by a fist to his face. He was knocked back to the ground. The others caught up and together they rushed him, stomping him, kicking him, laughing madly.

"Alright enough of the games!" The leader yelled to the others. "Let's drag him out of the area so that we can do to him what he did to us." The other guild members howled in agreement.

The beating hadn't depleted his health at all. Each kick felt like he was being pelted by intense pressures of air. Not true pain, but close to it. He was yanked to his feet then dragged through the town and out to the fields. "No!" The thought hit him. He was "trapped" in the game. What happened to his real body? If he died in Second Life, how would that affect his body in Real Life. Would that cause an automatic log out? Would he be returned to his life? Or would he die in real life as well? "Please, don't kill me!" he cried, tears streaming down his cheeks. "I don't want to die! Please, don't do this! You'll be murderers!" He struggled against them, but he was held in place by his captors who had each of his arms restrained.

"Shut the fuck up!" The Leader yelled annoyed. "When your health points reach zero, we'll use a revive to bring you back." An eerie smile spread across his lips and then he spoke darkly. "Then we'll kill you again. Revive you again then kill you. Revive. Kill. Revive. Kill. Until you've died as many times as the number of people you've killed from our guild. vengeance, Ark. That's what this is."

They tossed Ark into a field and surrounded him. He counted fifteen people. His chances of escape were slim. Their weapons reappeared. He rationalized that they couldn't use their weapons in the town and now that they were outside the safe zone.

He was at their mercy.

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On Claus III a featherfolk with orange wings was walking through the fields and suddenly sent to Elicoor II. To his surprise he was in the middle of the town square. Not minding the change of scenery he went into the fields. He attempted to go offline to check his hand made to see where the monster mobs spawn so he can get some experience. Upon attempting to log out he was given an error message.

"Error logging out?! What bull is this!?" he said aloud now frustrated about not being able to log out. He soon got a new message "A new message?" he looked at the message with a strange look on his face.


"From: Unknown.
Subject: Welcome to the Real Game
Message: Hello boys and girls, this is Day 1 of the real Star Ocean Online. First I'll tell you that yes, I am the one who disabled your log off feature. But I did much more than that...your souls are trapped within your characters. So don't try taking off your helmets, as your souls are not even within your own bodies! However, it's also in your best interests not to do so as well..as you can't return to a body someday that isn't there! Now we get to the fun part: yes, you feel pain now. Furthermore, if your HP reaches zero...you can die. I've decided to be generous. Revives still work..but only for a short time. If you do not revive in time..the death becomes permanent for your character..and you will die for real. The goal? Oh its simple really. The Beta Testers have reached Diablo before..just barely, but they did. I want you to do more than that..I want you to become strong enough not only to go to Diablo, but to defeat the Daemon leader. That is the goal I give you, if you want to ever leave this game. Also, I reserve the right to change the goals at any time I want for fun! Ciao!"

"What the fuck is this shit!?!" he yelled after reading the message from unknown. Now furious he went to go kill monsters to relieve some of his anger. He remembered a certain mob was on the cliffs. He went in the direction of the cliffs and scaled them. Seeing no spawns he looked around seeing a Clausian being ganged up upon. Wanting to help he leaps off the cliff and floats down stealthily and stabs one of the attackers in the back of the neck and jumps back diverting their attention from the Clausian. The strike to the neck did a critical hit dealing a decent amount of damage. Staring the men down he was prepared to step backwards to lead them away.

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Claudette (Stella)


Claudette was in the middle of crafting the next powerful Katana she could use with the posibilities of lucky upgrades when the reset happend. Right before her eyes - its like she blinked if not blacked out for a minute to see she was no longer crafting or even had the recipe for it. Not only that but she could see her gear changing and oddly enough feel the fabric of the new gear set for level 1's. Immediately after noticing even her katana changed, Stella pulled up her UI infront her scrolling through to the statistics. "Level 1 Samurai" it said even all the stats were equivalent to such a rank. She exited the section moving onward to her gear and indeed it was definately the beginning gear. She was silent but obviously looking concerned. As she swore under her breath she exited the section turning to her crafting statistics until suddenly hearing yell in panic a little ways away. "What the fuck?!" the unknown voice said. Just then, the Samurai made her way towards it.

"I can't log out!" a person said and just as Claudette herself began to check it, suddenly a message came in. Interesting - rarely if not ever, no one has messaged her because she didn't know any players... Who could it had been from - a server message came in not too long ago. She immediately checked it.


"From: Unknown.
Subject: Welcome to the Real Game
Message: Hello boys and girls, this is Day 1 of the real Star Ocean Online. First I'll tell you that yes, I am the one who disabled your log off feature. But I did much more than that...your souls are trapped within your characters. So don't try taking off your helmets, as your souls are not even within your own bodies! However, it's also in your best interests not to do so as well..as you can't return to a body someday that isn't there! Now we get to the fun part: yes, you feel pain now. Furthermore, if your HP reaches zero...you can die. I've decided to be generous. Revives still work..but only for a short time. If you do not revive in time..the death becomes permanent for your character..and you will die for real. The goal? Oh its simple really. The Beta Testers have reached Diablo before..just barely, but they did. I want you to do more than that..I want you to become strong enough not only to go to Diablo, but to defeat the Daemon leader. That is the goal I give you, if you want to ever leave this game. Also, I reserve the right to change the goals at any time I want for fun! Ciao!"


While skimming through it, her eyes looked quite shocked, her arms fell to her side in awe. To her, there was just no way the developer would get away with this. Claudette's eyes wandered seeing and hearing many people freak out during this moment. Especially after reading such a twisted message. Immediately the woman closed her interface already accepting the fact she was closed. She figured it wouldn't help talking to people in their current state - not thinking of those who actually may follow her but alas what do you think of someone who solos. Finally as she felt a breeze go by her she spoke gently even to her suprise hearing her mature voice.

"So be it.. I will find my way out ..." She said with confidence.

Just as she made her way out of the safezone she received another message and glared a little annoyed as she looked through her interface towards it.

From: Unknown.
Subject:Lady of Mercy or Death
Message: Well well well - As much as I'd love to give you "mercy" from being trapped - I just can't do that. You're to powerful to let go - getting that high alone was nearly amazing but most of all was your brutal preformance when it came to pvp and best of all you gave them mercy and revived them. See someone with your reputation of being a skilled murderer yet showing those mercy can't be ignored... Now... how would it be if I were to give you the chance to save someone and kill without showing any mercy...?


"What the hell...?" She thought to herself. She didn't even know she was called a lady of mercy but possibly through that message she could've been called a lady of death if she were to actually cruely kill other players which she did only if those had the intentions of killing. None the less she closed her interface making her way from the safezone until she noticed the boy nearly surrounded by thugs. All from the same guild most likely.

"A player killer guild...?" Claudette thought but none the less began to walk closer drawing her blade slowly. She still had two good skills that could take some of them but still chances were slim if not none at all once engaged. Yet to her, she only figured it could've meant what the message said, yet she could be terribly wrong. The boy was in danger and Stella didn't want to sit idly by as someone got murdered. Especially when the developer of this game gives such a sick function.

With Claudette's blade completely draw and over her shoulder, she stood ready to "Dash Strike" since it may be the quickest way to engage before they kill the unknown boy.

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Character Portrait: Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max) Character Portrait: Nathaniel Armstrong (Alice)

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Alice was a Klausian. Well, more accurately, her character was. Nathaniel Armstrong she named him. But strangely enough, he'd become quite popular. She was regarded as among the "Top 10 Players in the Beta". Being the Top 10 among 10,000 was a big deal. Among those people were the only people in the game to be granted titles. She checked the leaderboard, where everyone had their statistics listed and showed whom the top players in the world were. Obviously the game had only been public for 7 days, so the top people were all Betas.

It said this:

"1. Nathaniel Armstrong
2. Claudette Shiromei"

Numbers 3 and 4 weren't anyone currently in the roleplay, so for that sake, we shall skip them.

"5. Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel."

Alice never bothered to read past the top 5. Didn't care. Besides, Nathaniel Armstrong had become infamous. The name had become so well known, that they made exagerated internet memes about her character. "There is no I in team. There IS an I in Nathaniel Armstrong. Fuck you, team." "Nathaniel Armstrong can use his fists to impregnate any woman. And any man." both of those pariticularly caused her to chuckle. She WAS a solo player, and in real life she actually did sleep around a lot. She didn't care if people considered that being a whore either. Why the double standard when it'd be celebrated if she were a man? In this game world..people thought she was a man. Apparently considered "manlier than Chuck Norris". She loved the attention. But most of all, she loved her title. "PKK". She was known for killing player killers. Not only that though, she'd accept any fight challenge any player would give her, and she rarely lost. Ironicly though, she never went to Diablo. Why go where there were few players? Still..she'd never faced "Claudette" in combat, and this bothered her.

Suddenly, she felt herself forcibly taken off of Bokenstein and transported to Airyglyph. She saw the snow falling in the desolate capital. Its funny really, people usually went to Aquaria. It had more natural beauty. But she loved the Kingdom of Airyglyph. It was a military nation. Just her style. Besides, the snow had its own way of being beautiful. But still..why was she here? Suddenly she realized her outfit was different, so she looked down at it. She had level 1 gear. ECK. She'd not had that in a long time. She noticed by looking in the menu, she was also level 1! She stomped her foot as she said in her character's voice "NOBODY CROSSES NATHANIEL ARMSTRONG AND GETS AWAY WITH IT!" Suddenly she felt the cold air as the snow continued to fall. Her breath wasn't just visible any longer..she could feel it, like as if she was really out in the cold.

Suddenly she got a pm.

"From: Unknown.
Subject: Welcome to the Real Game
Message: Hello boys and girls, this is Day 1 of the real Star Ocean Online. First I'll tell you that yes, I am the one who disabled your log off feature. But I did much more than that...your souls are trapped within your characters. So don't try taking off your helmets, as your souls are not even within your own bodies! However, it's also in your best interests not to do so as well..as you can't return to a body someday that isn't there! Now we get to the fun part: yes, you feel pain now. Furthermore, if your HP reaches zero...you can die. I've decided to be generous. Revives still work..but only for a short time. If you do not revive in time..the death becomes permanent for your character..and you will die for real. The goal? Oh its simple really. The Beta Testers have reached Diablo before..just barely, but they did. I want you to do more than that..I want you to become strong enough not only to go to Diablo, but to defeat the Daemon leader. That is the goal I give you, if you want to ever leave this game. Also, I reserve the right to change the goals at any time I want for fun! Ciao!"

She snickered a little. Then laughed, really hard. Then she wiped tears from her eyes. At first she thought they were tears of joy...then she realized she was scared shitless. She could actually die now. She felt a wide range of emotions..complete and sheer terror..yet excitement. This could be the ultimate battle! She was also accustomed to pain, as she took Martial Arts classes in real life.

Then she got another PM

"From: Unknown
Subject: Top Player in the World..you cheater!
Message: Hello Nathaniel Armstrong...oh wait, should I call you Alice? Yes..I know who you are. I also know about "Double Spear of Might." First off, like most players here, I'm forcing you to have your real actual voice. Have fun explaining why Nathaniel Armstrong sounds like a woman! Also, I see what you did there. Hacking the game to create a special move? Tsk tsk tsk. We'll have to penalize you for that. From now on, any monster you face will be stronger than normal. But just for when you are fighting it. You will gain no extra EXP from it either. See, this is the punishment I give hackers. You loved soloing before? Nobody will want to be on your team even if you choose to have one now! Ciao!"

She cursed and then suddenly heard her actual voice. She covered her mouth. Oh shit.
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Max was out and about killing monsters. He'd not gained very much EXP so far, but he'd reached level 3. That was worth something. If he hadn't been a beta tester before, he probably would only be level 2 right now. He knew how best to take advantage of fights. Unfortunately however, he'd grown tired of fighting, so once his part of the field was clear, he just layed down under a tree as the warm sunny day shown through.

He sat under the tree and listened to the birds chirping in the tree. The warm sunny day. Sure it wasn't real...but couldn't he enjoy it anyways? He felt himself drift off and soon he was taking a cat nap. He was aware of his surroundings, but he was still getting rest out of it. Funny, but interesting. The sun left a feeling of warmth as the cool breeze went by. It wasn't too hot and not too cold..it was perfect weather. The birds continued to chirp as he listened to them. It was peaceful and he was content, even if only for the time being. He pretended just for a moment, that this was real. And it was a beautiful moment that he'd cherish for a long time. Not everything was doom and gloom in this game, and once in awhile he could enjoy the beautiful view...even if it was in a female body.

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Gabriel was surprised that he'd gained a few level's so fast. Being a beta tester he knew where the best places to farm exp were, but he didn't expect it to pay off so quickly. Unfortunately, he had to take a break as he'd run out of blackberries already. It tended to happen when playing a mage as they were rather squishy and since restarting Gabriel felt even more squishy than he remembered being at level one. He just chalked it up to some kind of penalty Unknown had thrown at him.

As he made his way towards town he saw a sight he didn't think he'd see under these circumstances. A player was surrounded by a group of other players and he was getting his backside handed to him. Normally Gabriel wouldn't get too involved with things like that, but these weren't normal circumstances. That player's life was in danger now and Gabriel wouldn't stand by and do nothing. Opening the menu he scrolled down to the player invite area and looked for the player's name. It would be better to send him an invite if he could accept it. Friendly fire wouldn't help his situation. Finally finding his name he clicked on Ark and got a confirmation.

I hope he gets it, Gabriel thought to himself as he approached the group and targeted one of them with a Thunder spell.

"Lightning, gather in the sky and strike, Thunder!" Gabriel chanted. He felt the static charge build up in the atmosphere and the sky grew darker over their portion of the field. Then a flash of lightning split the air and struck his intended target. He lit up like a christmas tree followed by a loud thunder clap as the air pressure rose and a sonic boom followed the lightning strike.

Well, here goes nothing, Gabriel said steeling himself for the battle to come.

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"AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!" Ark's heart ripping screams tore through the air as he was hit by a barrage of assaults. He dropped to his knees, clenching the earth beneath his fingers. he glared up with wild eyes. His vision was blurring, struggling from fading to darkness. This pain...it's real....this...it's all real?! I-I'm going to die! He looked up into the gleeful eyes of his assaulters as they were preparing for another round of attacks. Somewhere inside of him his fear turned into rage. He wouldn't die like this. No, he refused to die like this. Not at their mercy. He struggled to his feet. Forcing himself to stand on weak legs. "Do your worst you pitiful bastards! I'm not afraid of you! You think I fear death?! I piss on it!"

A silence fell over the group as if they were stunned by his words. They stared at him confused then again burst into laughter entertained by his final stand. He was the pitiful bastard barely able to stand let alone fight back. He felt like a fool. There was no way out. he was finished. Just as they were about to finish him off something binged loudly in his ears. A flat white screen appeared before him.

Party Invite
(Accept) (Decline)


"What the?" A ray of hope being sent to him from the gods? Ark slammed his finger into accept and suddenly the world exploded. Several attacks hit the group from all sides. The guild members were being thrown to the ground and flung through the air in every which direction. Ark's eyes couldn't follow. Then a dark cloud shrouded them in darkness and lightening illuminated the field.

"Ark fell back and watched from the center in total awe. "The cavalry...have...arrived."

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Kain charged his wind spell at the person he stabbed with his spear and fired a burst of wind at him. Seeing Ark get up along with Gabriel and Claudette. Now knowing he wasn't alone he smiled. "The party just started" he said as a sarcastic remark preparing his next attack. Things got interesting now that He wasn't alone. Normally he's against assistance but in this situation assistance is needed.

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"Call me what you will but for the start of this version - I choose the title of death"
Claudette didn't expect the spell to come down but none the less found it to be lucky and undeniably a good timing. All of the members were in range and in a line of sight for her strike. Her eyes were slightly glowing due to the spell casted, her hand gripped the hilt of her katana as it was perched over her shoulder. Immediately wind seemed to conjure under her feet as she suddenly seemed to have began running only to nearly seem as if she disappeared.

Upon reappearing Claudette stopped and her blade was already nearly sheathed, yet once again, she positioned herself - Her ability was on cooldown and her SP was regenerating but she knew could naturally attack the other members easily. After finishing another couple with normal attacks, she once again dash striked barely gazing the guild leader leaving him alive and appearing a little ways away where her ability ended. It wasn't until now that Claudette herself very suprised not only by her speed but her reflexes to know when to pull her katana out. She looked back at the dead gang members who seemed to have died through the attacks yet only one remained. The lucky guild leader in which was only a hit a way from death. Her eyes scanned him before turning to the three players.

"They all have 10 minutes... It's not my call whether they live... but I'll leave them up to you."
Claudette said walking away towards the open field. She began to think of how lucky it was that the wizard was there other wise it may have taken a little bit of a beating if not death through waiting for the cooldown to end for her ability... and after using Dash Strike... at this level she doesn't have the SP to use Blink strike right after. Suddenly the thought came to her as she began slaying monsters. "Why were they after him in the first place...?". Only but a minute did that thought carry through her mind before claiming it was none of her business and she had to continue going back to what she lost.

As Claudette slain monsters she constantly collected drops and synthesised them increasing that as well. She knew she would have to level nearly everything at once to stay on her ground and like the beta crafting was one was way to rule the economy especially when you're a powerful character. There were many time's through this when Claudette began to think of how dangerous this game really was and in some battles actually came close to death. Yet none of that stopped her because at this point - Claudette knew she wanted out and would do anything to make that happen.

Something came to mind for Claudette while she was resting.

"What are some the player's doing about this?"

"Although I'm perfectly sane yet slightly scared, there are those who may and will die... Especially newbies... I'm also afraid for those younger then 15 playing this game, if they die..." Claudette said lightly in a worry. She had also thought of those who suicide or would try to see if this was a joke. Her thoughts twirled in her head until finally the guild and party ideas popped into her mind. She herself didn't care too much for them but in her own way she found it may be a good idea to go through this with someone if your new but some murderous guilds may be out there too..."

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Finally! My day off... Fawn thought, curling up in her bed, wrapping herself in the white sheets in a pseudo cocoon. Minutes passed. Then hours. Then the black butterfly wriggled and shed the sheets loose, kicking them off and let them lay on top of the bed while her slender hands pushed a button on the Radio alarm clock; prompting 97.6 Ez Rock to play as she organized the dead sheets.

The building was a bachelor pad. A disgustingly neat bachelor pad that could easily induce claustrophobia if she wasn't careful. Furniture was scarce, a black leather futon, and one of those clunky black plasma screen TV's that looked like it came from the good old 1990's. She didn't like spending money until it was absolutely necessary but the prospect of a bigger apartment nibbled on the back of her head. Rent was sucking out what money she earned from working in the Cherry's Diner and the rest like food, water, movies came out of her bank account that was slowly going down a rabbit hole. Software companies didn't want to hire anybody; especially somebody with just three years in a declining company. C++ and corporates only had one thing in common: They're both a complete pain in the ass.

After rinsing off from the cold shower, another lovely thing about the apartment was that they had access to ice cold water in the mornings and nights and all the time in between, she put on a pair of sweatpants and an oversized white T-shirt that was merely for comfort.

The only thing that had any value in the apartment was the desktop computer and the laptop. Both had the latest graphics card, high clock speeds, ten gigs of ram on the desktop and eight for the latop and a shitload of memory - Terabyte hardrives.

There it was, right on the oak desk of her laptop, the vr equipment for Star Ocean Online. She entered her name in a contest and won it; by far it's now the most exciting part to her day. Playing out the life Franziska Bullit, a character who's more concerned with accepting jobs for gold then leveling. The jobs ranged, from people who wanted to PK another character but didn't have the skill to do it, find rare items, powerleveling, and the one job that garnered her true fame: take down a player killing guild. Osiris.

Fawn looked at the brand new book sitting right next to the helmet, gathering dust on the cover, sadly looking at her. It was a fantasy book about a zombie PI in the underworld; which meant demons, vampires, werewolves, horror, mystery and a touch of humor. She hadn't touched it ever since she hooked up the VR-helmet to her computer. It just made her guilty; just looking at the neglected novel. "It's probably a good read too." She thought, turning back to the VR helmet. "They can survive without me for a few hours anyway." She thought.

Wiping the dust off the cover, she stared at it, walked over to the futon and dropped herself. The book still had that new book smell on it. For what seemed to be a few hours, she was on page 206 but deep down she knew she couldn't read anymore, she just had to stop. Needed to know what happening in Klaus III; what job offers she got in her PM's.

Immediatly closing the book, she went to her computer, and booted it up. Fawn put on the VR helmet and a screen flashed in front of her.

"Log in restricted."

No further explanation. No closing for maintenance or servers are down; just restricted.

She took off the VR helmet and fired up Mozilla to get to the game's site. Every space that inhabited the screen of the site had six words that filled the screen: "No one gets in or out!"

It was enough to just suddenly close the window, turn off her computer, and quickly back away from her computer. Just what the hell happened while she was reading? "I'll just flip on the news and forget all about it." Except every news channel jumped on Star Ocean Online like piranhas to blood. Just as she was going to turn off the TV, a picture of a crying family suddenly shot up on screen, and the reporters started to say something useful.

"And their mother and father are now praying that Max will make it through this ordeal as thousands of other parents are praying for their children who are now literally living in the world of Ocean Star Online as their bodies are now in a vegetable-like state. Many adults are also trapped in the large MMO-world and anyone living with people who have been sucked in are advised to never turn the power off-"

Fawn felt her knees go weak and leaned on the futon to stabilize herself before sitting down in complete shock. News broadcast after news broadcast. TDI claims they don't have any involvement; their own developers stuck inside the world as well. Families give death threats. Talk of a class-action lawsuit brewing. TDI claims it was the work of a master hacker; thus the state of their website.

"If only I could just tell Max..." The mother cried again.

It was odd how at the worst times of someone's life you can come up with the best of ideas.

Fawn instantly rushed back to her computer, booted it up, and started googling names the TV spat out. A developer's wife and a kid's mom. Full names came up on Facebook. Perfect. She thought, suddenly sending emails via a disposable address of a service she can provide for hard tender: Communication. Communication and safety.

The price's were small, at least a grand to relay a message back and forth, a grand and a half for a day of message rallying and protection. The developer's wife instantly responded; ponying up half a grand first and willing to give away the rest as soon as she could tell her husband how much she loved him.

Getting past the log in restricted screen was a joke though. After setting up a couple of proxies she got in and logged in to Franziska Bullit, spawning on...Elicoor II? With Level 1 armour?! Franziska wasn't going to be calm and collected today, oh no, she let a string of curses as she walked around town. Finally letting the last two or three slip from her lips, she tried her best to ignore the ugly lvl 1 armour, and sent a private message to Gelikon32.

"David, Stephanie wants to talk to you. Meet me at the Burnt Hare Tavern."

Wherever he was, he bolted through the door of the tavern, covered in sweat. Huh. Must've been a new update. Franziska waved him over to the stool next to her in the isolated room and he was tired, walking-half running, and confused. David was a 6'2 monk, muscled body and all, tall, dark-short hair, and handsome looking.

"How do you know Stephanie?"
"She payed me so she can speak to you. You can't seem to log out after all and I doubt she wanted to take the risk logging in herself."

He closed his eyes for a moment and layed a hand over his face, like he was truly tired and needed to wipe the sweat off his eyes to keep from crying, almost too real.

"So what did she say?"
"I'll tell you what she said once I know what's going on here. I don't know how I can help you if you can't let me in on what the hell is going on."

The developer paused for a moment, looking over behind him, and back at me. The bar was small, empty, and isolated. He showed the messages he had received from the hacker himself, a cheery, almost fake cheer of a character, who wanted them to all level up and go kill a Daemon. He told her that he can literally feel things now; taste and eat them. In game food was horrible. Combat was scary and dangerous because pain was real and lives were on the line. PKing is murder.

It was almost too much for Fawn to take at once but it was necessary. It was useful, raw information.

"So, please, tell me. What did she say?"

With a sigh Franziska whisked her hair to the side. "Tell him I believe him with all my heart. Tell him I love him more then the entire world, almost as much as our children. Tell him, they miss him, but he's still living in their hearts and we're praying for his safety home."

She could see the man slowly burst into tears, trying to wipe them away as he fell, his eyes red and puffy and chhest quivering. Fawn gave him what time he needed to dissect it.

"Tell her, I miss her and I love her more then the galaxy. Tell her, I love the children more then life itself."

Oh crap. Fawn was starting to tear up around the eyes behind the VR helmet. Franziska nodded; recording his answer so she didn't have to say the words herself. They made an exchange: for his friendship and co-operation with any questions involving the game she'll relay messages back and forth in between them for free.

As shallow as it seemed getting out of that tavern and straight to a tailor for new clothes it was. Lvl 1 armor made her look like some anime bastard child. 1000 gold all spent on a generic black tie, a white T-shirt, and black pants. After immediately equipping them Fawn felt at least some security in her looks. She can log off in peace.

An ad appeared on Craigslist:

Got a loved one trapped in a dangerous MMO World?

Order a PI to send:
Messages
Revive potions
Protection
and other miscellaneous in helping them survive.

Any other in game jobs? Money is worth your loved one's life and anything goes. Contact us now for a price list!


Cheesy as hell? Yeah. Effective? Let's wait and see.

The mother from the news finally contacted Fawn in her fake e-mail willing to pony up $1500 for a send and receive message while providing bodyguard protection. Both of the parents had different messages; as well as the girlfriend. It's not like Fawn was going to charge them individually, as capitalist as she was, she wasn't cruel and immoral. The girlfriend provided an IP address instead of a username but it worked even better because now he stood out as a small blip in the mini-map. They essentially worked the same way, no two people had the same username and no two people had the same IP address. It was just of matter of utilizing an illicit program to track him down. She went through the fields necessary to tracking the blip down, putting a skill point in kick, and drop kicking generic green slimes into the air so she can shoot them and finish the fight before they hit the ground. It was like zen meditation and once she started, she couldn't just stop with one or ten. She actually hit level 2 before she pull herself from her favorite pastime and focus on the task at hand. "How many hours did I waste in Beta just doing that all day?"

Laying back on a single tree, looking up at the sky, there was Max. Franziska came up behind the unaware character, staring up into the clouds and looked down at him and his very feminine body.

"Guess it's true after all. There are no girls on the internet. Isn't that right Max?"

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Character Portrait: Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max) Character Portrait: Nathaniel Armstrong (Alice)

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Max jumped slightly. He got up cautiously. "W-what do you mean?" then he remembered he had his normal voice, so it didn't' really matter if he questioned it before, the person would definitely know now. "Actually, I've met a girl earlier who was really female. She was kind of offended that I wasn't. I was just trying to comfort her but noooo, she was too busy judging me for being a male in a female character. I always liked the name Jessica. Its a pretty name. The rest of my character's name is based on Evlish..I think. Not sure, I kind of googled it."

He yawned and stretched. "You know, I really should've spent my money on chicken or some kind of meat. I hear it tastes very close to the real thing. Instead I spent my gold on blackberries. They restore MP but they taste terrible! Gah..what I wouldn't give for some real food right now...like a cheeseburger. MMM. Cheeseburger."

Then Max realized he was rambling so he stopped. "Oh sorry..you had a message for me right? Sorry..I guess this is just how I cope with the circumstances right? I try to make the most of being here. I mean, I accepted being a beta tester here for a reason. I love this game! Who knew I'd be rank 5 in the entire world? Guess I'm not now though, since we're all low levels now. So what did you want exactly?"

He heard as the message from his parents was relayed. He was quiet for a few moments then he spoke,"I..I didn't even think about what my parents are going through." Not a single tear was shed, like he was the type of person who'd be hardened to such things..but you could see sadness in his eyes all the same. "Tell my parents I love them..and I'm sorry for worrying them.I-I well that is...tell them I'm okay. If you would. As for this girlfriend...she's technically my ex, but we still talk and we've kind been on and off often enough that its hard to tell when I'm with her and when I'm not I suppose." he attempted a chuckle but it didn't creep out at all. Weird how he was coping with pain..he was choosing to joke about it.

Then another thought occured to him,"You can log out then?"

The person confirmed as much.

"I see...then can you relay a message for me? I don't have anything to offer but...I want you to tell my friend Michael not to try to come in here after me. He's the type to try that sort of thing and I don't want him risking his life too. He's always been a way tougher person than me, but he's kind of reckless. Not like I can talk I guess but still..just tell him I'm okay and I say he shouldn't do anything crazy."
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Alice was silent as she could be. If anyone heard her speak, they'd know she's female right away. Someone walked over and said "Nathaniel Armstrong!" like it was cool to've walked by Nathaniel Armstrong. Alice just had her character nod and keep walking. She headed out for Airyglyph field and began taking out enemies to level up. She still seemed to have the old reflexes, as he took them out with relative ease and reached level 4 easy. The enemies were more difficult than usual, but since they were still low levels, it didn't really matter. That's the kind of thing one could expect, being top player in the world...well formerly now she supposed. Still..there were less people in Airyglyph than she would've liked. Seems more people were both either favoring Aquaria or already meeting with people in Aquaria and leaving Airyglyph behind. This bothered her, but if she wanted to fight people..that would have to be the place. Still, you gained less experience fighting people than you did fighting random monsters, and perhaps she wanted to get stronger first? So he stuck to being in the snowy mountains outside of Airyglyph, continuing to take down monsters there. Even though nobody else was around. She didn't even bother to admit she was lonely....nobody would've heard her.

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Gabriel played the support role in this battle, timing his magic with the attacks of the others to rack up as many chain combos as possible. The battle was short lived and soon Gabriel and his unexpected allies defeated all the enemies, but one. They decided to leave the guild leader alive to revive his dying comrades. It was a little cruel, but they got what they deserved in Gabriel's eyes. This wasn't just a game anymore. PVP and player killing held too many risks that didn't need to be taken.

As the battle winded down and things came to a hault Gabriel approached Ark to lend some aid.

"Are you alright?" he asked forgetting about his changed voice and appearance for the moment.

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Ark stood up weakly. His strength was slowly returning along with his health that only moments ago was in the red zone. "Yes, thank you," he said all at once in one gasp. He was trembling the incident had him completely and utterly shaken. The young player realized that the entire time the battle was happening he was holding his breath. Ark turned away from the girl to the boy. "Thank you as well. I could feel the life leaving my body. I was really going to die." He had gone off on tangent not really speaking to his saviors anymore, but more to himself. Being out here was dangerous. There were MOBs out here that could attack them. Pain was real here. Death was real as well, not to mention that his fallen attackers were recovering. The message said there were about a hundred other members from his sister's guild stuck in the game. If that were true they were all still in the town, possibly making their way out here. Going back to the town wasn't an option. Since the other player who helped left, there were only three of them left. The odds of them winning were zero.

"Those people were apart of a pretty large guild and many more of them could be waiting in the town for us. Perhaps we should form a party and head to the next town together. If we're in a party we should gain exp points faster." he turned to Gabriel whose name he could see in the party menu. A males name? "You are the one who sent me the party request...so." he opened up the menu and found the other boy and sent him an invite to join their party. he began walking quickly urging the others to come along. He didn't want to get cornered again. "Thanks again for saving me."

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He looked at the party request and denied it, He did not like parties and was not very team work material. He turned around and walked away yo look for more mobs to grind off of. "Take care, The stakes have been risen you know" He said loudly to the people behind him

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Claudette just finished a battle against 3 mobs by finishing with a dash strike. It was so interesting to feel herself becoming fatigued as she fought. Her stamina drained further as she used her abilities as well as losing health from some hits. Immediately she used a potion she conjured not too long ago to restore her health after sheathing her katana. She gave a sigh in exhaustion and to catch her breath for a second. This was far different then the beta she played in. Of course, she had to stop to restore her health but to feel herself getting hit and rest actually feeling exhausted was crazy. Not only that but when she crafted, Claudette could feel her hands actually holding the project and working on it. Sweating with heavy actions, running, abilities was all new to her.

When Claudette knelt down to craft she forged herself the next Katana, Immediately she looked at her hands even though it wasn't long for the craft to complete her hands felt exhausted as if she did the real thing. She noticed her skill leveled up seeing that the craft was the highest level she could do. She wiped the sweat from her forehead once done then equipped her new blade then stood up. Once more she looked at her hands and spoke softly to herself.

"I might have to buy some actual gear focused on crafting while I was in town - had i known it'd do this to my hands..."

Claudette shook her head and continued through the Traum Mountains to Kirlsa. She only saw a few people as she walked through town but of course, she guessed people were still in the first town or actually establishing guilds and such for survival. The samurai stopped and placed her hand on the rail once stopped on a bridge. She could feel the breeze of the wind, hear the water of the stream below. She nearly felt at peace for a while - especially seeing that the town wasn't packed... yet. While standing to take a breather she remembered that this was a mining town which could mean she could buy materials. Also being in town she could empty out her inventory to get space and gold. Claudette walked to a shop immediately talked to one of the stands to sell her gear. Her hands sat on her hips as she looked around to see the items in the stalls mainly materials. She looked behind her wondering when people might make it here before moving on after selling her spare items.

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((OOC: Due to a lack of posting, I'm taking my turn. I'll just not post Max this time around and I'll post as Nathaniel Armstrong (Alice).))

Alice had been fighting enemies as she started heading for Aquaria. She could easily warp to Aquaria's capital Aquios from Airyglyph capital, but fighting enemies along the way was a good way to grind her level up. She didn't ever speak to anyone and anytime people would pass her, she'd simply nod or shake or head in response to anything. She'd always been a solo player anyways. However, she felt it'd be boring to level up this way again. She wanted to fight off of her own strength, but having to level up the same way she did the first time sounded incredibly boring. Then she'd gotten an idea.

The former second player in the game was likely still trapped. Claudette her name was. They'd never met, but surely Claudette knew the name of Nathaniel Armstrong. Who didn't? Top player in the world AND the center of Internet memes. Alice had to admit, while she didn't create the memes herself, she did let it get to her head on occasion. But she couldn't help it...she liked the attention. But one thing she felt uncomfortable with, was that now she was just as weak as everyone else again. She'd begin searching for Claudette.

Alice would want to fight her someday, and perhaps if she convinced her to allow them to form a party, maybe..just maybe, then they could both level up faster, and thus they could both be strong enough to have a truly fun fight. Obviously the loser would be healed. Sounded like the best idea. Not to mention the ultimate rush: they'd know each others moves inside and out, not to mention both being the former top 2 players in the game. Truly a fight of the ages when they did fight, and before that? The perfect team. Alice liked the attention she'd gained as Nathaniel Armstrong. But how much more would she gain if the 2 top players in the game were a team?

She arrived in Kirlsa and was tired, so she stopped briefly to catch her breath. She then decided perhaps she'd try her hand at upgrading her gear some. She saw that in the Weapons shop there was slightly better gauntlets available, so she purchased them. As she left the shop she saw a woman. She was the only other person in that part of town, and Alice had a slight hunch. She checked the menu and sure enough..it was Claudette.

Nathaniel walked slowly and cautiously up to her, then had her chest outward proudly as Nathaniel Armstrong and said,"I would like to form a party with you-" suddenly she remembered it was her real voice speaking and she blushed, which must've looked odd on someone as proud as Nathaniel Armstrong, but probably not as odd as the sexy femme fatal-sounding voice coming out of a macho man's body.

She sighed and decided to finish what she had to say anyways," I guess the secret is out..I'm a woman. Anyways, as I was saying... normally I solo, but I really do not want to have to take as long to level up as I did the first time. We could level up much quicker if we were to form a party. It'd only be temporary. We'd join up in parties now and then until we reach Klaus III. Then, after that, I want to have a pvp with you. I think it would be fun. Before you deny me, think about this: We both were the former top players in all of Star Ocean Online, and together we could level up much faster. It would be mutually beneficial logically speaking, but it'd also be a true test of our abilities to fight each other shortly before partying ways to go to Klaus III, as we'd know each others abilities quite well, it would be about skill, and not power that would determine the outcome of our fight, and before that, we will have reached our desired level faster than alone. So, what do you say?"

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Gabriel didn't understand why everyone wanted to split up. Soloing was fine normally, but it didn't make sense in this situation. If you died because no one is around to revive you then thats it. No respawns, no waypoints, no checkpoints, and no second chances. This was no longer a game. It was a kidnapping and Unknown was every enemy trying to kill you. It just didn't make sense. Gabriel raced to catch up with Ark having fell behind while distracted by his thoughts.

"Well, I guess it's just you and me now. I don't know about you, but I'd rather have someone watching my back at the moment. So I'm glad to have you along. Even if you are being hunted by a player killer guild," Gabriel said offering a smile.

"I just don't understand people ya know. This isn't a game anymore and people are still acting like it is. It feels like they won't start taking things seriously until someone dies. And then it'll be too late for them," Gabriel thought aloud as much to Ark as himself.

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Ark blushed a little and hid his face by trying to keep a couple paces ahead of Gabriel. He wasn't used to conversing with a female, except his sister who he would hardly consider a woman. Despite his current appearance which had him standing at nearly six feet, on the inside he was still a short fifteen year old nerd. He cleared his throat as they continued walking through the snowy fields. "I'm glad to have you along as well." He looked back to the spot where the boy turned down their party request. The stakes have risen, he said. That much was true. Perhaps the boy was a fool for traveling alone, maybe he'd considered the possibility of betrayal. Or maybe he too smart to travel with someone who was being hunted. Either way, Ark didn't care. His only concern was his own survival. He needed to find somewhere to go into hiding.

Ark opened up his menu screen right before him, a small white square. There was number in the top right corner which was gradually rising. "I think a few deaths...may have already occurred." he said cryptically. They were heading towards Peterny. Ark wanted to get there before the small town was swarmed by all the other players. He remembered it was an important place for item creation from the guide book. "I completely understand if you would like to go separate ways at the next town." he told Gabriel. "I am being hunted...I'm sure they'll go after anyone that assists me as well. You would be putting yourself into unnecessary danger...by traveling with me-" Ark was cut off as he'd stepped on something squishy. He looked down, he'd stepped on a slime. It groaned and evaporated as it died. "Oops?" Ark scratched his head and shrugged his shoulders then began to continue walking when he felt a rumbling under the earth. "Whats going on now?" he said unsettled. The ground before him exploded. An unfathomable number of slime monsters burst upward in a geyser and rained down angry at the murder of their brother.

The boy screamed and ran with his head over his head. "It was an accident!" he exclaimed."I didn't mean to kill him!" Gabriel sprinted after him. The slimes didn't stop chasing the pair util they reached the town of Peterny.

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Looking back Kain just laughed and went to the town to use the loot he had just obtained.Being chased by slimes seemed like alot of fun. Overhearing Gabriel talk about the seriousness of the game now was a boring thought. Being trapped in this game would just make things much more fun. In his head he thought.

"Now that there is a risk to this game, it provides a much more difficult challenge. I like challenges though I do feel naked without my maps...Oh well more unexpected fun for me." Normally not much for caring about himself this was the Character Kain not the person controlling Kain. Being in this body and actually feeling like the character made him feel as if he IS the character, in his opinion, the ultimate game experience.

Slowly he walked to the town to rest and purchase items. He had always wondered what a potion had really tasted like, being the steeple for almost all RPG and MMO. He's seen alot of videos of fan made animations where drinking potions are like getting drunk. He drank some in the real world and would be used to being drunk though his character maybe not the same way.

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Kingdom of Aquaria - since the "God Age War" they've been an uneasy peace with the Kingdom of Airyglyph. People here tend to worship the goddess Apris and are ruled by a Queen. The Natives of this Kingdom are all Elicoorians.

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Kingdom of Airyglyph (Elicoor II) by RolePlayGateway

Kingdom of Airyglyph is located on Elicoor II and is at an uneasy peace with Aquaria. They often have harsh weather, but soldier on through it all with their great military might.

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Character Portrait: Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max)
Character Portrait: Gabriel Torrenth
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Character Portrait: Franziska Bullit (Fawn)
Franziska Bullit (Fawn)

"The name's Bullit. Franziska Bullit. I'm a private eye, at least that's what it says on the door.

Character Portrait: Nathaniel Armstrong (Alice)
Nathaniel Armstrong (Alice)

Nathaniel Armstrong IS a synopsis.

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Kain Sigurd

A beta tester for Star Ocean Online. Trapped in his character his real name is Mammon

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Darkstar

Ark's personal crafter(Minor Character)

Character Portrait: Ark Euhndr III (Marko)
Ark Euhndr III (Marko)

A player known as the "Betrayer"

Character Portrait: Gabriel Torrenth
Gabriel Torrenth

Beta tester Aaron is stuck with more than one embarrasing glitch.

Character Portrait: Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max)
Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max)

Beta Tester of Star Ocean Online. Is trapped in his female character. Real name: Max

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Character Portrait: Nathaniel Armstrong (Alice)
Nathaniel Armstrong (Alice)

Nathaniel Armstrong IS a synopsis.

Character Portrait: Darkstar
Darkstar

Ark's personal crafter(Minor Character)

Character Portrait: Ark Euhndr III (Marko)
Ark Euhndr III (Marko)

A player known as the "Betrayer"

Character Portrait: Kain Sigurd
Kain Sigurd

A beta tester for Star Ocean Online. Trapped in his character his real name is Mammon

Character Portrait: Gabriel Torrenth
Gabriel Torrenth

Beta tester Aaron is stuck with more than one embarrasing glitch.

Character Portrait: Franziska Bullit (Fawn)
Franziska Bullit (Fawn)

"The name's Bullit. Franziska Bullit. I'm a private eye, at least that's what it says on the door.

Character Portrait: Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max)
Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max)

Beta Tester of Star Ocean Online. Is trapped in his female character. Real name: Max

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Character Portrait: Gabriel Torrenth
Gabriel Torrenth

Beta tester Aaron is stuck with more than one embarrasing glitch.

Character Portrait: Franziska Bullit (Fawn)
Franziska Bullit (Fawn)

"The name's Bullit. Franziska Bullit. I'm a private eye, at least that's what it says on the door.

Character Portrait: Kain Sigurd
Kain Sigurd

A beta tester for Star Ocean Online. Trapped in his character his real name is Mammon

Character Portrait: Ark Euhndr III (Marko)
Ark Euhndr III (Marko)

A player known as the "Betrayer"

Character Portrait: Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max)
Jessica Celenaril Telyaiel (Max)

Beta Tester of Star Ocean Online. Is trapped in his female character. Real name: Max

Character Portrait: Darkstar
Darkstar

Ark's personal crafter(Minor Character)

Character Portrait: Nathaniel Armstrong (Alice)
Nathaniel Armstrong (Alice)

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Kingdom of Airyglyph (Elicoor II)

Kingdom of Airyglyph (Elicoor II) by RolePlayGateway

Kingdom of Airyglyph is located on Elicoor II and is at an uneasy peace with Aquaria. They often have harsh weather, but soldier on through it all with their great military might.

Bockenstein

Bockenstein by RolePlayGateway

The Capital of the unified planet of Klaus III. Fighting Competitions are held regularly here and they are firm believers in "working off your own steam"

Japan (Earth)

Japan (Earth) by RolePlayGateway

One of the Four surviving nations of WWIII hundreds of years ago.

USA (Earth)

USA (Earth) by RolePlayGateway

One of the Four Surviving Nations of WWIII hundreds of years ago.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom by RolePlayGateway

Considred one of the 4 surviving "nations" of WWIII hundreds of years ago though its brought into debate whether it counts as more than one nation survived.

Russia (Earth)

Russia (Earth) by RolePlayGateway

One of the four surviving nations of WWIII hundreds of years ago

Kingdom of Aquaria (Elicoor II)

Kingdom of Aquaria - since the "God Age War" they've been an uneasy peace with the Kingdom of Airyglyph. People here tend to worship the goddess Apris and are ruled by a Queen. The Natives of this Kingdom are all Elicoorians.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Owner: RolePlayGateway

Considred one of the 4 surviving "nations" of WWIII hundreds of years ago though its brought into debate whether it counts as more than one nation survived.

Russia (Earth)

Russia (Earth) Owner: RolePlayGateway

One of the four surviving nations of WWIII hundreds of years ago

USA (Earth)

USA (Earth) Owner: RolePlayGateway

One of the Four Surviving Nations of WWIII hundreds of years ago.

Bockenstein

Bockenstein Owner: RolePlayGateway

The Capital of the unified planet of Klaus III. Fighting Competitions are held regularly here and they are firm believers in "working off your own steam"

Kingdom of Airyglyph (Elicoor II)

Kingdom of Airyglyph is located on Elicoor II and is at an uneasy peace with Aquaria. They often have harsh weather, but soldier on through it all with their great military might.

Japan (Earth)

Japan (Earth) Owner: RolePlayGateway

One of the Four surviving nations of WWIII hundreds of years ago.

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