Dungeons were becoming a frequent environment for our brave heroes. They couldn’t seem go five steps without stumbling upon some dank underground crypt filled with “Nosferatu”, or an ancient, haunted catacombs, relentlessly stalked by spectres and banshees. 

Visit Lovely: Skulheim

You might as well have called them the Dungeon Crawlers.

Every dungeon they had been in so far had a “gimmick”to it. They were wondering why the dungeon designers went to that much trouble:

“So, Phil, yeah, what should we do with this dungeon? I was thinking of a kind of  flooded theme, with some evil Mermaids and Oriental Water Dragons scattered here and there.”

“WOAH, WOAH, WOAH! You’re mixing water with ORIENTAL Water Dragons?  Didn’t you pay attention in Dungeon Designer School, Ted!? You never, EVER, mix two themes  together.”

“Oops, my bad! Thanks for the save, Phil. Now, what kind of loot should we put in the secret chest?”

Regardless, our heroes were becoming quite adept at this whole adventuring business. Nander Gruff had become perceptive enough to detect any secret passage or hidden chest he walked past, Delia could now heal almost any wound or affliction (including death) and N. Greyford had become a powerful Psychic, capable of both reading an enemy’s mind and turning it into scrambled eggs. However, there was something a tad more significant about this particular dungeon. It wasn’t just your generic, run-of-the-mill stone bunker, there was definitely something important down here. Perhaps it even had one of the Nine Tablets hidden in it…

As usual, Chuck was the first to break the silence, created by the frightening aura of the dungeon:

“Hall…of…Re-Flek-Shun… Damn idiots spelt reflection wrong, twice, once on the inscription at the start of this maze and wrong a second time on that tome we found.”

“Perhaps when the tome was created and the dungeon was built, that was the correct spelling of reflection”, said N. Greyford.


Suddenly, they had come across something that instilled fear in their hearts. Something, was very off with what they were looking at:

Huh? What's this? It looks like a mirror, but...

They took a few steps closer to it…


They gazed into the polished glass. It had  lovely gold embellishments and jewels embedded in the dark wood that framed it. The mirror had a thin coating of frost on it and was cold to touch. They knew what they had to do. They opened the tome they had acquired earlier, the Book of Reflekshun, and promptly began reading the arcane words that filled it.
Aww, Great!

Their blood ran cold…


Demons: Not Fun

They braced themselves for one hell of a fight… 


About grimdarkly

Name's Cooper. I'm an Advertising student, and I'm also a devout Christian that despises dishonesty. See the cognitive dissonance? I enjoy placing words in interesting formations. If not an advertising copywriter, I am certain I will find another word-based career. I enjoy playing DOTA 2, doing Christian stuff, not exercising, and designing adventures for my friends as a D&D Dungeon Master. Evidently, I'm also good at quickly coming up with "raps". Quality of said raps is debatable.

Posted on October 24, 2011, in Story and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Just. Mind boggling. If this is a hoax it is worthy of Andy Kaufman.

  2. This game looks sick. I would pay $99.99 just to play the beta as is. Please just put it up on Paypal Id be happy to buy it.

  3. Dear God, was it Duke Nukem 3D you yanked off the demo computer at Dymocks to show me the beta of this? This has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? The interface and graphics are looking very lush, did you end up doing them yourself instead of getting Steve and Antoinette? Looks great, anyway, like walking into a fantasy novel’s cover. This is what all those classic games like Curse of the Azure Bonds and Eye Of the Beholder would have looked like we hadn’t had pixels the size of Lego blocks back then, lol!
    I guess the balance, tweezing and playtesting is a marathon when you have this much content. Well, I’ve waited this long to play Grimoire, I’ll keep honing my skills on Nethack and Dink Smallwood until you’re good and ready. I’ll get back to it, those dungeons aren’t going to bash themselves!

  4. Wish I could play the game but this is almost as good until it is done.

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