[User Rose has joined the conversation.]

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[Squirtle344]  – Lol. Another one!

[BlackMage] – Rose, welcome. Glad you made it.

[batman] – SUP.

[Rose] – Okaaaaaay. Magical floating screen. o.o

[strider_479] – That was the last one in several minutes. Looks like most of us are here so do we want to get things started?

[plusOne] – what is this?? how is this happening?

[Level 12 Warrior] – ikr? Floating screen popped up after I answered the phone. i nearly died!

[Rose] – Is this some kind of Skype call?

[strider_479] – More like a magical chatroom. I’m not sure how this is possible, though.

[BlackMage] – Right, let me start things off. I’m uh, the one who set all this up. We’re all connected by magic.

[Squirtle344]  – bull

[50fiftyCents] – no its true i can detect magic with my skill

[twinTrouble_53] – Still impossible. How is this happening?

[batman] – iPhones r magic. duh. apple has wizards.

[America Group] – Hold on, let’s let BlackMage speak.

[BlackMage] – I managed to link up our phones, but it takes a LOT of magical power to do this. And I thought having a bunch of voices would be too confusing so we’re in chat.

[twinTrouble_53] – How much power?

[batman] – over 9000 lol.

[BlackMage] – I hope we can use this as a way to communicate and make sense of things here.

[Loran Grimnar] – Not many people here. Is it because of distance?

[BlackMage] – Shouldn’t be a problem.

[strider_479] – Maybe this only works with iPhones?

[ayan] – everyone is dead. we are the only survivors!

[50fiftyCents] – fuck android users man. Their loss.

[asdf] – send help pls!

[America Group] – Let’s all calm down and try to make sense of things. If we all type no one will be able to understand anything.

[ayan] – who make u the leader?

[BlackMage] – I think he’s right. We should start with basics.

[Rose] – What basics? I’m sitting in a forest in THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. I haven’t seen anyone except monsters for DAYS!

[asdf] – help

[strider_479] – What, really? I’m in a city right now with some other people who got teleported with me.

[BlackMage] – Really? Where?

[Kent Scott] – Does this city have a name?

[America Group] – HOLD ON. Let’s start with basic information. Where are all of you?

[strider_479] – I’m in the Adventurer’s Guild in my city. Pentagost.

[Rose] – I’m in a forest, like I said. I have no idea where I am.

[batman] – this is a trap lol.

[twinTrouble_53] – It’s not a trap. What makes you think that?

[plusOne] – who CARES? if you can send us a message, can you send us home?

[Squirtle344]  – omg pls!

[Level 12 Warrior] – yes.

[asdf] – yes do it please!

[BlackMage] – I can’t do that. This is all I can do. I don’t even know what sent us here.

[50fiftyCents] – damn

[Squirtle344]  – i want to go home.

[America Group] – Not much we can do about that now. Priorities should be linking up & sharing information to survive.

[strider_479] – In that case, start with levels and classes.

[ayan] – why?

[strider_479] – Good information to know. I’m a Level 16 [Ranger], by the way.

[Rose] – Classes? What?

[BlackMage] – Not bad. I’m a Level 11 [Engineer] at the moment, and Level 8 [Mage]. That’s how I set up this call.

[Loran Grimnar] – What?? You can become a ENGINEER?

[BlackMage] – Seems like it. I took apart my iPhone and some of my electronics and got the class.

[twinTrouble_53] – Whoa, electronics? You have more stuff?

[batman] – when r you gonna get [Technomage] class?

[Level 12 Warrior] – There’s a [Technomage] class???? How do u get it?

[plusOne] – hes just trollin. ignore him.

[50fiftyCents] – Level 10 [Mage] here. Magic is AWESOME!

[ayan] – ive just been running away from everything ur killing monsters??? level 4 traveler level 1 trader

[America Group] – I am a Level 26 [Knight]. Others with me are [Assassin], [Pyromancer], [Beast Tamer], [Tactician], [Fist Fighter], etc…and one [Clown].

[Squirtle344]  – wut.

[strider_479] – Get out.

[twinTrouble_53] – Do you have a list of all the classes?

[Kent Scott] – How many people are with you? What are their names?

[plusOne] – no wey. u can’t be 26

[America Group] – I am.

[batman] – i am [Dark Avenger]. level 999999.

[Level 12 Warrior] – Impossible. How did u level so fast? I’ve been killing monsters every day as an adventurer, and I’m only a Level 12 [Warrior].

[America Group] – It seems like our summoning spell blessed us in some way. We all gained the [Hero] class when we were summoned, but none of us have managed to progress it past Level 1 that I know of. It seems to make us all level up faster.

[batman] – gtfo. pics or it didn’t happen.

[BlackMage] – Some people on my end are telling me that no one’s gotten the [Hero] class in centuries. What kingdom is this?

[Loran Grimnar] – Wait a second. Slow down. SUMMONED????

[America Group] – Weren’t all of you summoned here?

[strider_479] – No.

[Squirtle344]  – no.

[batman] – i’m the chosen one.

[Loran Grimnar] – We arrived in a storm. Half of us FELL down a cliff on our first night!

[Rose] – I woke up here! No idea what happened!

[asdf] – help please!

[strider_479] – Backtrack to the Level 26 part. I’ve been here for two weeks. How the fuck did you get that high so fast?

[Squirtle344]  – language.

[batman] – shut up fag.

[plusOne] – omg. can we block u?

[Loran Grimnar] – Two weeks? I’ve been here way longer than that!

[ayan] – wait. ive been here for three months.

[50fiftyCents] – WHAT

[BlackMage] – This is important! What’s the last big thing you all remember from our world?

[ayan] – um. the election?

[BlackMage] – Did it already take place?

[ayan] – no, i meant we were still in the primaries. TRUMP just got nominated for republicans.

[Loran Grimnar] – Hold it. The election’s over. Way over.

[Squirtle344]  – No way.

[ayan] – liar

[Loran Grimnar] – I’m serious. It was just after Christmas when I got abducted.

[strider_479] – There’s a huge time difference here, it seems.

[America Group] – Wait, if the election’s over, who won?

[BlackMage] – Hillary, duh.

[Rose] – No. It was Trump!

[plusOne] – omfg no way yESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

[Level 12 Warrior] – America is doomed.

[ayan] – glad im here.

[50fiftyCents] – shut up! Trump is 100000X better than lyin hillary.

[ayan] – aaaand now the idiots appear. good luck i hope a monster eats you.

[plusOne] – fuck u liberals


[strider_479] – I’m not even American.

[Squirtle344]  – wut

[ayan] – seriously?

[strider_479] – Yeah. I’m from Australia. What about everyone else.

[plusOne] – u don’t sound australian.

[strider_479] – This Australian enough for you, ‘mate’?

[Rose] – Who types in accents?

[batman] – racist

[plusOne] – shut up.

[twinTrouble_53] – England here.

[ayan] – WUTTTT

[Level 12 Warrior] – i thought everyone was American! hey there!

[America Group] – I’m with a group of Americans over here. We’re from all over the continent, though.

[plusOne] – you and your ‘summoning spell’ right

[America Group] – Not a lie.

[Loran Grimnar] – Who’s from America? Me.

[50fiftyCents] – America! FUCK YEAH!

[Rose] – I’m from California.

[BlackMage] – Okay, so we’re from everywhere. I’m from America too, by the way. But back to when we arrived. How long have all of you been here?

[Loran Grimnar] – Maybe four weeks? It gets hard to tell.

[ayan] – seventy eight days.

[batman] – forever

[plusOne] – a month? not sure.

[Rose] – A week.

[strider_479] – Wow. Really?

[Rose] – Yeah, I just got here and I’m flipping out.

[BlackMage] – Wait, what’s the last thing you remember from home?

[Rose] – Um. Last thing? It’s really hard to remember. Trump banned all Muslims, but it got blocked by the judicial courts. That’s the biggest thing.

[ayan] – omg. Hitler’s back with a wig!

[50fiftyCents] – don’t be stupid. the muslim ban was a long time coming. Obama should have done it if he weren’t a traitor.

[America Group] – I’m Muslim. Several people in my group are, too.

[batman] – BURNED

[50fiftyCents] – i don’t mean all muslims are bad. but a lot of you are terrorists. we’ve got to protect Americans first.

[ayan] – so racist.

[50fiftyCents] – Fuck you!

[strider_479] – Let’s all STOP with the politics. We have a lot more to cover.

[Kent Scott] – Indeed. We should all meet up.

[plusOne] – where?

[Level 12 Warrior] – more like how

[Kent Scott] – I am in a well-protected city. If we meet where I am we will be safe.

[plusOne] – yes pls!

[Rose] – I don’t know where I am.

[Kent Scott] – Tell me what cities you all are in, or what continent.

[America Group] – Our group is in Karas, a city in the Blighted Continent.

[BlackMage] – I’ve heard of that place. It’s constantly at war, right?

[Kent Scott] – Where are the rest of you?

[plusOne] – im in a city. its called Shieldmeet. i dont know anything else

[batman] – this is a total trap yo

[asdf] – help us i dont know where we are!!

[Loran Grimnar] – This isn’t a trap. We’re trying to link up.

[batman] – sez you. could be a trap.

[plusOne]  – wtf is wrong with you? We’re all in this together.

[batman] – u could all be fake.

[Loran Grimnar] – Fake? What the hell are you on?

[BlackMage] – There are multiple continents on this planet, and this place is HUGE. I’m not sure we can meet so easily even if we know where everyone is.

[America Group] – Agreed. There’s a lot of extremely dangerous monsters where we are. Not a safe place.

[Kent Scott] – Tell me where the rest of you are.

[asdf] – help us please!!!!!!

[Loran Grimnar] – This is such a clusterfuck.

[America Group] – Let’s try to organize. We should start with a basic description from everyone. Write down your name, location, classes, and so on.

[Kent Scott] – That is a good idea.

[asdf] – HELP

[ayan] – so annoying!

[Loran Grimnar] – Would you STOP THAT? We’re trying to communicate here.

[asdf] – HELPHELP

[asdf] – HELP

[asdf] – HELP

[batman] – asdghhASDaj

[Loran Grimnar] – STOP.

[asdf] – help us pls!!! we need help!

[Loran Grimnar] – Why do you need help? WE ALL NEED HELP.

[asdf] – save us we r dying

[Loran Grimnar] – what really?

[asdf] – monsters r everywhere we need help!!

[America Group] – You’re under attack right now?

[plusOne] – omg.

[asdf] – not now but they will come BACK!

[asdf] – they’re coming out of ground. They liv down there.

[America Group] – Where? Do you know where you are? What country?

[Level 12 Warrior] – what continent more like. how many does this place have?

[asdf] – i dont know but we need HELP!

[strider_479] – We can’t help you unless we know where you are.

[ayan] – its too far how would you get there?

[asdf] – pls…

[America Group] – I’m sorry. Is there anywhere you can hide out?

[asdf] – please come

[strider_479] – Can you give us a description of the monsters? I’m with adventurers. They can give you tips on how to fight.

[asdf] – howW?????? WE HAVE NO WEAPONS

[strider_479] – Damn it.

[Kent Scott] – Describe where you are.

[batman] – To exit the simulation, please type ‘EXIT’ without the quotation marks in the chat box and hit send. A virtual aide will be sent to you momentarily to begin the extraction process.

[50fiftyCents] – EXIT

[plusOne] – exit

[ayan] – EXIT

[strider_479] – You trolling bastard.

[plusOne] – EXIT

[Level 12 Warrior] – EXIT

[asdf] – EXIT please now pls

[batman] – …lol

[plusOne] – FUCK YOU.

[Loran Grimnar] – Jesus. Can we kick batman off the chat? Or at least mute him or something?

[BlackMage] – Sorry. The system isn’t built that way.

[Prophet] – Do not take the Lord’s Name in vain.

[batman] – wut? lol

[strider_479] – Seriously batman, if you can’t contribute anything, please keep silent.

[Loran Grimnar] – Agreed.

[Squirtle344]  – totally. shut the fuck up.

[batman] – ur all haters. u don’t know anything.


[Prophet] – Pray for Salvation and His Hand shall shelter you.

[Loran Grimnar] – …And now we’ve got crazies running around. Wonderful.

[Level 12 Warrior] – dude, shut up. we don’t need two worlds with your bullshit.

[Prophet] – All those who pray shall be Saved by the Lord our God.

[Kent Scott] – We must focus. Tell us your names. First name and last name.

[Squirtle344]  – y?

[strider_479] – Zara Walker.

[plusOne] – caren glover

[50fiftyCents] – Ridley Wallis

[ayan] – Thompson Green

[batman] – Bruce Wayne

[BlackMage] – This isn’t what we should be focusing on.

[America Group] – Agreed. We should be sharing information. Survival tips. Anything you know?

[ayan] – how do u do magic?

[batman] – with a wand. duh

[plusOne] – shut up.

[BlackMage] – You need to be activated. Not everyone has the potential to do magic, but another magic-user needs to test you.

[strider_479] – Important tips? Seems like leveling in this world is based on adversity, not repetition?

[50fiftyCents] – what? ENGLISH.

[Loran Grimnar] – She means that you can’t grind. But is that true?

[strider_479] – Seems like it. The bigger the challenges, the faster I’ve leveled.

[America Group] – I can confirm that.

[plusOne] – weird. Can u game the system?

[Loran Grimnar] – If we could, that would be amazing.


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[plusOne] – oh hey another one!

[America Group] – Welcome s.

[Level 12 Warrior] – i know how to game the system. multiple classes. the more you have, the more skills you get!

[Loran Grimnar] – Acquiring new classes is hard. I don’t have more than 3.

[strider_479] – This is so unfocused. Can we split up the chat somehow?

[BlackMage] – I’m sorry, this is the best I can do.

[Kent Scott] – s, what is your first and last name? Where are you from?

[s] – ?

[ayan] – wut

[batman] – looool

[s] – I can read little. Can u translat my language?? क्या आप हिन्दी बोलते हैं?

[ayan] – omg wtf is that?

[Loran Grimnar] – That’s some kind of middle eastern language, I think. Can anyone read it?

[batman] – i can.

[plusOne] – bullshit

[BlackMage] – Hang on, I think I can use Google Translate.

[ayan] – offline???

[Loran Grimnar] – You have the app? SWEET!

[batman] – खतरे यहाँ है बात नहीं करते नकली व्यक्ति यहाँ है asshole

[Loran Grimnar] – What did batman just say?


[User s has disconnected.]


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[plusOne] – OMG YOU BASTARD.

[ayan] – wft did you type?

[batman] – haha rekt!

[BlackMage] – I just translated that. batman, I’m warning you. If you keep acting like this, in the future you will NOT be invited to other calls.

[batman] – पसंदीदा फिल्म पूछें go fuck yourself

[plusOne] – omg stfu!

[ayan] – please tell me we can kick batman

[Level 12 Warrior] – it all makes sense. hes some dude who doesn’t know English trolling around.

[Loran Grimnar] – Damnit. Can we just FOCUS for one second?

[Kent Scott] – Agreed.

[BlackMage] – Actually, I’ve got a better idea. Everyone name one of your favorite movies. It’s very important. Mine was the fourth Harry Potter movie.

[ayan] – wut?

[50fiftyCents] – are you insane?

[Rose] – ???

[America Group] – Just do it. Lord of the Rings.

[strider_479] – Seriously. Stop asking questions. I watched Red Dog as a kid.

[ayan] – um okay, Spiderman.

[twinTrouble_53] – The Princess Bride.

[asdf] – y? Star Wars Episode III.

[Loran Grimnar] – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

[Rose] – Interstallar? Not my absolute favorite but..

[50fiftyCents] – alien. best movie ever.

[plusOne] – independance day or godzilla

[Squirtle344]  – Naruto: Road to Ninja!

[Level 12 Warrior] – Back to the Future


[plusOne] – everything u say makes me feel like i have cancer. The Matrix.

[Kent Scott] – Spiderman was my favorite movie as well.

[BlackMage] – Prophet?

[Prophet] – The only Truth is the will of God, not baser delights.

[America Group] – We need to know.

[strider_479] – Tell us.

[Prophet] – Before I heard the Voice and was Reborn I watched movies such as The Ten Commandments. Is that what you wish to know?

[BlackMage] – Yes, thanks.

[America Group] – I see.

[strider_479] – Got it.

[ayan] – wtf are you talking about?

[BlackMage] – Hey Kent Scott, quick question. What’s Spiderman’s real name?

[plusOne] – what??

[ayan] – are you srs right now?

[strider_479] – No one else answer.

[Kent Scott] – Very clever.

[Loran Grimnar] – What’s going on?

[BlackMage] – Whoever this ‘Kent Scott’ is, they’re not from our world. How did you get that iPhone?

[ayan] – omg

[batman] – haxx!

[strider_479] – Who are you?

[Kent Scott] – I found this device by accident.

[strider_479] – Bullshit. How did you figure out the password?

[Level 12 Warrior] – fuck that’s right

[Kent Scott] – Hahaha. Well done.

[America Group] – Did you kill the real Kent Scott?

[BlackMage] – GUYS. The mage I’m with is telling me that your FIRST and LAST names could have been used to scry on you! He knows where you are and what you look like!

[ayan] – omg omg omg

[50fiftyCents] – FUCK.

[Loran Grimnar] – Did you do all this? WHO ARE YOU?

[Kent Scott] – Only one group could work a spell to reach across the world. You, BlackMage, are in Wistram Academy.

[BlackMage] – Everyone, disconnect now. This isn’t safe.

[plusOne] – but we need help!

[asdf] – Help us PLEASE! WE WILL DIE!!!!!!!!!!

[America Group] – There’s nothing we can do right now. DO NOT ANSWER ANY CALLS. Everyone who said their names, be CAREFUL.

[BlackMage] – Disconnect NOW. Someone is trying to take over the spell here!


[User BlackMage has disconnected.]

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[User batman has disconnected.]

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[Kent Scott] – I mean you no harm. I will protect you.

[asdf] – please help

[plusOne] – no he will kill you. don’t say anything

[strider_479] – DISCONNECT


[User Prophet has disconnected.]

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[User Loran Grimnar has disconnected.]

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[User ayan has disconnected.]

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[User asdf has disconnected.]

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[User rose has disconnected.]

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[User America Group has disconnected.]

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[User plusOne has disconnected.]

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[Kent Scott] – Well, well. How inconvenient. Can I persuade you to stay, twinTrouble_53? I mean you no harm.

[twinTrouble_53] – Liar. And it is not twinTrouble you speak to anymore.

[Kent Scott] – Ah. Someone else?

[twinTrouble_53] – I am Flos.

[Kent Scott] – My. I would bow before you had I legs.

[twinTrouble_53] – Name yourself, thief.

[Kent Scott] – I am no one. Certainly not anyone to trouble the sleeping king.

[twinTrouble_53] – I sleep no longer. Thus I issue you a warning, thief. To you and to Wistram and all the mages who cower behind spell and door. Know that I, Flos, have returned. Those who would oppose me, tremble for all that I see will be mine. I will come for you and break down your craven towers and unmask those who would hide.

[twinTrouble_53] – I am Flos.

[twinTrouble_53] – I have returned.

[Kent Scott] – Then let us see what the King of Destruction brings. Until then.


[User Kent Scott has disconnected.]

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[User twinTrouble_53 has disconnected.]

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[User 伶央 has joined the conversation.]

[1 Users Connected]


[伶央] – こんにちは.

[伶央] – だれかいますか?


[User 伶央 has disconnected.]

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74 thoughts on “Interlude

  1. I’m going to start by saying this chapter is one of the shortest I’ve written, but with good reason as you can clearly tell. I hope it’s comprehensible at least in part, but if I’m accurate to chat rooms, it might be unreadable by design.

    Either way, I’m back! I finished my vacation and now I’ve got work. Joy oh joy, work.

    On my list is updating Patreon, moving the podcast to and then to iTunes (chapters 5 + 6 are ready to be put up), and FIX THE STUPID TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    I really wanted to make all the links for Volume 1 a collapsible list, but I was never good at coding and I’m doing all of this within one of WordPress’s widgets, so I can’t figure it out. Suggestions on how to make the table of contents…less…would be welcome.

    Besides that, let me know what you think about today’s chapter. Don’t worry – even if you hate it, the first chapter of Volume 2 is coming on Saturday! Thanks for reading!

    PS: I COULD make all of the user’s names different colors, but people didn’t like it last time. Let me know if that would help or hinder.

    • I think color coding them would be good. I liked that detail when you gave Erin the [Immortal Moment] skill, and it would be more true to a chat room. But don’t do it now, because it’s clear the chat was made to be as basic as possible. So maybe add it on the next patch?

    • I didn’t really like the chat chapter overall though. It’s a bit bland and boring, also the troll makes little sense.

      • The troll is actually the smartest person in the chat. He/she seems to know a lot about the world and demonstrates a very healthy dose of paranoia. He also helps discover the impostors.

        The chat log may seem basic at first, but there are a hell of a lot of depth if you start analyzing.

      • Wasn’t that the point? I think the trolling was put there for a reason; it puts some semblance of realism in, at least. Seeing assholes like that isn’t really uncommon, so I’m not surprised that at least one would keep their attitude.
        Also, at least the Android users are safe. Kind of. Maybe.

    • Isn’t the King’s name supposed to be Flos? Or if not, is this a second king of destruction, or is the Runner’s guild making a grab for world domination?

    • Batman was really interesting, and the change in language was quite ingenious.

      I wonder how many Earth Humans didn’t get invited from a lack of iPhones.

    • I liked it. Had a good blend of comprehensible enough to tell roughly what was going on and confusing enough to feel like a real chatroom. Even had the one lunatic and the one asshole troll like you always find eventually.

    • Loved it, especially when I went back to see all the comments that Kent had made. On first read, they were completely innocuous, but going back a second time, they were quite sinister. I still want to find out how that do get to be level 26. Guess I’ll have to read more!

    • Its an outstanding and modern concept for an Interlude, contrasts particularly well for a fantasy novel. Extremely worthwhile now and stays relevant to the extent that political jokes about Trump are timeless. Which they aren’t, but they will have more longevity than most, that’s for sure.
      Sydney, Australia (G’day mate!)

  2. It’s clear enough. The name are distinctive enough to be clear, no need for different colors It’s a good chapter.
    Can’t wait for volume 3 :O

  3. Just google translated batman comment. That is really clever by the way. Can’t wait to see more of these characters!

  4. Hilariously and unfortunately accurate chat room, complete with political derailment and that one weird guy that shouldn’t be in the room asking for personal information.

    Also wow. First you tease Ryoka almost entering the inn, and now she doesn’t even get to participate in the call? How you torture us so ; ;

    • I think batman=Ryoka.
      It fits her character, batman is clever and paranoid, didnt reveal any personal info and nobody else participating in the chat can be Ryoka, judging by their comments.
      Unless Ryoka lied about said personal info, then she could be anyone.

    • My guess would be the last one is a red herring. Yes, the lines ARE japanese and basically translate to “is anyone there”, but somehow i dont think Asian-American Ryokas first instinct would be to write japanese, especially since everyone she has spoken to so far spoke in english.
      Furthermore, the name translates as “Rei Hisashi”, which is a mashup of two characters’ names from the High School of the Dead anime. I dont remeber is Ryoka watches anime or not, but even if she did, i doubt she will use such an alias.
      No, my theory is that Ryoka=batman. It kinda fits.

      • The last one is Ryoka. The name also translates to “Ryo”. I guess her phone was set to Japanese? Or perhaps she was just being cautious.

    • I get Reo as the name of the Japanese person (伶央), and the characters don’t line up with the names of those High School of the Dead characters. As far as I’m concerned he/she is there to point out the LN/manga/anime trope of being summoned to another world. Which has thoroughly been deconstructed in this story so far.

      I also like the fact that the Japanese person coincidentally doesn’t get to see the others in chat. It’s as if all those people from other parts of the world didn’t exist.

  5. Hmmm… spot the ones who got away without being tagged. Batman was one of them, for a damn good reason. What set their radar pinging so quickly? Was it the fact that as soon a so many could log on suggested that the network was compromised? Did they work in IT?

  6. This feels like one of the cleverest chapters I’ve ever read.
    Whether or not it is I wouldn’t know…but the feels are important with writing.
    A* look forward to more

  7. This is my favorite chapter so far. So much interesting information here, and the interactions and motivations behind the different characters were a treat to watch. Also, I’ve never seen obfuscating trollface before. Well done.

  8. Great intro!
    Tried to count the amount of words of book 1.
    Roughly 344000 words.
    Damn is this long. (not complaining, though)
    The usual length of a book is 70k-90k.

  9. I dont if your doing this but I cant help but wonder if that last person to join then leave was someone even worse then Fal, cos ya kno, i think their name was Mao, which feels like Demon king, but im not very good at this…

  10. piretaba, how come that the battery of their phone’s insn’t empty. They are there several weeks, already, if not months. Even if you are not constantly listening to music, as Ryoka is doing, it shouldn’t last that long, in my opinion.
    I can understand how BLACKMAGe’s phone is still working, as he is in the presence of mages, who seem to be able to recharge it, which Ceria proofed.

    • The mages can recharge the phoes with the [Mend] spell. Or was it [Repair]? I dont remember.
      Besides, the chat itself is not on the phone, but a “Magical floating screen. o.o” according to Rose. The phones themselves are more of a homing devices in that case, and dont necessarily have to be operational. Just intact enough.

  11. Very clever! It’s nice for enough as it is, crazy like a real chatroom. But then there are many subtle layers! LOVE Batman, and love how they are not obvious.

    Definitely keep as an interlude!!!

    No need for color. It works well the way it is. And I hope the last entry isn’t Ryoka; I would be disappointed if it was, since it would be weird if Japanese was suddenly her ‘default’ language (without foreshadowing a reason why it might be so earlier in the story). But then, no-one else on chat really seems to fit her personality either…

  12. This seriously gave me the chills reading the end, like crap that would scare the shit if something like that happened to me

  13. Bahahahahahaha! I’m sorry, but epic speeches of doom/warning/conquest just don’t work when it’s a chat message. Foolish Flo, we laugh at you.

    I pity the people who gave their names, but at the same time…. They were dumb enough to do so. Don’t give out personal information on the internet!

  14. This is an amazing story, and thanks for writing!

    Anyways, here are some fixes for the broken Japanese at the end of this chapter.


    If the character is more formal:


    If the character had a very very good upbringing, at the level of nobles:


      • But the 2nd is a bit……….

        If I am reading it right and inmost likely am
        It says
        Danger is there not talking fake person is there

        Btw danger is in verb form, I can’t type in davenagri script so can’t correct u.

        And while the later part is a mess I think u want to say,

        There is danger here, don’t talk, there is a fake person here.

        With the first 2 parts for s and the last.part for the creater of the spell.

  15. Thank you. All of the chapters have been enjoyable. I don’t normally read the comments but this chapter was so unique I wanted to see what you’re comments were, and I felt I needed to state that I really appreciated the color coded chapter, and would enjoy seeing that used in the future. I am looking forward to all of the wonderful chapters and would like to make a one time donation but patreon is not well set up for that. Feel free to email me directly with a direct donation link.

  16. Just a really quick comment but the first Japanese sentence – Konnichiwa (Hello) – is not written こんいちわ but is actually written こんにちは with the hiragana は ‘ha’ at the end being pronounced as ‘wa’ in this instance (it does that sometimes lol). Sorry to be picky but thought you’d like to know, even though I am here several years after this is published.
    Loving it all so far :) xoxo

  17. When I started reading this I was really frustrated. This sounds like cheat/imba. Erin is stuck without phone, and Rioko(or something) moved pass her inn, so no way to reconnect with her, but other got this chat.

    But despite that unfairness this is also big imbalance, now [Heroes] would be able to join together easily.

  18. oh god this chapter has become so important, Prophet you fool! so many important things happen here and its like I couldn’t even see it shit!

  19. Wow, after 3rd re-read, I can now know who is Kent Scott. Who is the Prophet? I’ll have a guess again after 4th or 5th re-read.

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