->''"This woman,” asked The Sphere, “Was she truly unbelievably beautiful as you say?"''
->''"As unbelievable as a madman’s delusions."''
->''"Was she beautiful to you then?"''
->''"I’m a madman. I delude myself"''
->''"You delude yourself that you are a madman. In any case, continue."''
-->-- '''Ryney and The Sphere set the tone for the series.'''


The Mystery Sphere is a WebSerialNovel about Ryney, a {{Pirate}} with poison running through his veins, who is accused of stealing a [[BlueBlood nobleman's]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon.]] The story is also a FairPlayWhodunnit, but done in a fantasy setting. WordOfGod says that AWizardDidIt will not be used. It has an interactive component[[PaintingTheMedium that makes sense in-universe]] that allows readers to suggest what the detective will do.

Surprisingly entertaining with a quirky plot and a non-orthodox GreatDetective. It can best be described as {{Homestuck}} [[XMeetsY meets]] SherlockHolmes. It can be read [[http://www.themysterysphere.com/p/story.html here.]]

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AmateurSleuth: Ryney is an amateur detective. Not that The Sphere minds.
* BlueBlood: The setting involves a lot of nobility, most notably Lord Ary so far.
* BrilliantButLazy: Possibly. Ryney has demonstrated quite a few bits of cleverness so far, but his amounts of laziness are rather...erm...
* ChekhovsGun: Well, it ''is'' a FairPlayWhodunnit after all. It is bound to have a ton of those.
* CluelessMystery: Surprisingly averted. The author seems to have a bit of a cartoonish hatred for those.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: '''Possibly''' Ryney. It's...hard to tell.
* CrazyAwesome: An apparently intelligent magical bear riding a velocidragon to escape a nobleman's castle so he won't be eaten? Awesome.
* FairPlayWhoDunnit: [[WordOfGod Assured to the reader to be the case.]]
* GreatDetective
* HyperAwareness
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Oh god.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot:
* LockedRoomMystery:
* MoodWhiplash: Chapter 3.
* MundaneMadeAwesome
* SerialEscalation: There is a limit on how lazy you can be. In theory. That theory doesn't apply to Ryney.
* XMeetsY: {{Homestuck}} meets SherlockHolmes.
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