Asphodel Rising was the most anticipated virtual reality MMORPG to come out this year using the latest neural technology in entertainment. That is until a week after its launch a Virus broke out and found its way into the game’s system. It merged with the game’s mainframe and developed it’s own consciousness. The programmers set out to delete the virus within the game itself, but once the Virus discovered their intentions, it lashed out and a corrupted wave surged through the entire game. The last thing the Players knew was that they could feel the weight of their neural gear, now they can only feel the weight of their avatars in the world of Asphodel.
“You don’t want to die in my game” was the first message the Virus sent to all the players once everyone realized they could no longer log out or pull off their Neural Gear.
“Come face me and my Prince and I’ll set you free” was the last thing it said after players tried to kill themselves to log out.
People were no longer reviving into Villages, the deceased’s names disappearing from friend lists and guilds. It was almost as if your dream turned into a nightmare with no way out.
You can feel pain, the breeze of the virtual wind. Asphodel was your new reality whether you liked it or not.
It’s been a year and a half since you became trapped in the world of Asphodel. About 30% of the 100,000 players online that fateful day have perished. A good amount of players have stop trying to beat the game and have adapted to their new world. However, there are still many players that climb Mount Erusia in hopes of defeating Beel-Zebul and the Virus to return home once more.
The set back is after all this time, the players have barely reached Gate 71 out of 100. Many friends have fallen in battle and the Virus’s corruption has spread throughout the game. What’s worse is that Players can be infected if injured by the Virusal A.I.s that have spawned from the Virus.
The time has come where the most influential guild has sent out a message to all the remaining players:“Let us join forces and forget our differences. The brave and the bold must stand as one to reach the Peak of Mount Erusia and defeat the Virus that started this chaos.“
An invitation has been made to form multiple parties of 6 to scale the Mountain and beat Asphodel Rising.
Hosted and narrated by:
Cass ☆ (iisylum)
Scenes played: 5
License: Community License