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An imageboard-based RPG styled as a text adventure, similar in style and pace to ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' (which was the [[TropeCodifier genre codifier]] of imageboard [=RPGs=], if not the [[TropeMaker original]]). Both were created and run by a man (or little brown girl?) who goes by the name "Creator/{{Weaver}}".

It starts off with a Volto ex-prince named Muschio Malto going on a "dive" in Red Fang's Dungeon. He ultimately succeeds in killing him and claiming Fang's dungeon for himself. He then strives to complete his goal of becoming the devil.

The chapters can be easily accessed [[http://tgchan.org/wiki/DiveQuest here]]. It shares a universe with KnightBlades.

There is also a flash version in progress, which can be found [[http://dediggefedde.deviantart.com/art/Divequest-flash-chapter-1-280714266 here]].

The same artist that made the ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' [[FanWorks Fan Soundtrack]] is [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL01993C74DA28112F working on Dive Quest too]].
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!This game provides examples of:
* AffablyEvil: Muschio, though he believes himself to be pure evil but his actual place on the morality scale shifts often. K'miele, however, believes he is a good man (er, volto) at heart.
* AfraidOfBlood: Pendel is not fond of scenes of violence. Ona explains the aspects of a young woman's murder in detail, ''Series/{{CSI}}'' style, and he appears quite woozy afterwards.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Chapters 9 (where you control Finesse's father), 10 (told through [[strike:Charmedfrightened]] Tislomer's point of view, chapter 17 (told through Babrakus's point of view), and chapter 21, set in the past and told through the point of view of a [[WarriorPoet poetic outlaw]], which of whom is in search of a rare artifact--[[spoiler:this man seems to be the mysterious assailant/thief from chapter 16 and also seems to have know a young Tislomer]].
** The team finds a way to inject themselves with the McGuffin that allows them to talk to the audience. So now the character in focus can invoke this, transferring point-of-view to the connected person of choice. And occasionally the audience talks to someone who is not connected and not in the same time period.
* ArtifactTitle: The quest began with Muschio doing a dungeon ''dive'', hence the name. He's moved on to much bigger things since then.
** Though it gets a TitleDrop when Muschio dives to [[spoiler:save Finesse from the Assassin's destructive spell]].
* ArtShift: [[http://www3.tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/126309406538.png PINCH]] (''Knight Blades'' is done in a similar style to this)
** The style occasionally changes when controlling Muschio's different minions, like Ashedel and Babrakus but ''especially'' [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness the chapter set in the point of view of]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Tislomer]].
* AtomicFBomb: [[http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/src/126586076172.gif This]] is what finally happens after Muschio's finished examining both maps.
* {{Badass}}: The Pretender.
* BigBad: Muschio. Again, we hope.
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Villains]]: Happens twice in chapter 12.
* TheBigGuy: Dompag, who's an ogre or something. Can hit people real hard and eat lava.
* BlackComedyRape: Ona's anxieties and delusions contain this.
* BossSubtitles
* {{Brainwashed}}: Everyone who wore a mind control bra at Salamander's Tower.
* BrickJoke: [[spoiler:The [[GroinAttack dick-punching]] battering ram]]
* BuriedAlive: Muschio does this to a person who teased him a long time ago. [[spoiler: Turns out Muschio only buried him under about a foot of dirt. The guy escapes, comes back to Muschio, and [[DeusExMachina thanks him for the new perspective on life]].]]
* ChekhovsGun: The Mimic.
* ChekhovsGunman: Nino, the neurotic fish-man working for the High Roller in the beginning becomes a ship captain and helps Muschio sneak into Tela Cruz in the later chapters.
* ChivalrousPervert: In spite of the trope below, Dompag is pretty gentlemanly around women and doesn't rush toward sex.
* TheCollector: Dompag's goal is to have sex with as many "weird" women as possible.
* DeusSexMachina: There's only one cure for Nymph's Jinx . . .
** Anonymous also tries to force the characters into coitus at every conceivable and improbably instance, though Muschio and the others just shrug it off (most of the time).
** This was also believed to be the way the divided Red Mesa kingdom could be reunited.
* DisasterDominoes: More or less the only way Muschio succeeds at anything. In Chapter 13,[[spoiler: Muschio gets milk thrown at him whilst in a bar. This leads to him attracting lots of cats while he's in a store. Out of anger, Muschio throws a jar of perfume down on the ground. Then he steals some items and takes a klutzy bow which knocks over some incense. The incense hitting the perfume causes the store to go up in flames. The cats catch on fire as well. One such cat goes into the bar Muschio was in. Someone tries chasing Muschio, yelling that he was the one that started the fire. Muschio fires a hidden mini-crossbow at the chaser. The chaser kills himself by slashing himself in the throat while deflecting the arrow. Where does the arrow land? In the church's priest, of course! He slumps over when he's dead, breaking his oil container and catching himself on fire.]]
* DismantledMacGuffin: Inverted. The Orb automatically heals damage to itself, allowing shards to be broken off and implanted in infinite numbers of Muschio's employees.
* DisproportionateRetribution: See Buried Alive above. Muschio also got his girlfriend locked up away from humanity.
* DramaticIrony: Knight Blades is a parallel quest involving one of the knights of the fallen Lord Malto. He fights evil, such as this "Boss" character who seems to be making such a fuss. No one has told him.
* EvilLaugh: Muschio is [[http://quest.lv/kusaba/questarch/src/124797093637.gif good at it.]] So is [[http://quest.lv/kusaba/questarch/src/124907647625.gif Finesse.]]
* TheEvilPrince: Muschio, the heir to the extinct throne of North Piacevole.
* [[ExpressiveShirt Expressive]] [[NiceHat Hat]]: The skull on Ona's hat usually mirrors her facial expressions.
* FallenHero: Lord Malto, which led to his son wanting to become the devil.
* FollowTheLeader: Many quests began using The Orb Of Infinite Psyche or [[{{Expy}} similar devices]] after it was introduced here.
* FlashBack
* FreudianSlip: "Butter safe than sorry."
* FreudianThreat: "I WILL TEAR HIS FUCKING NIPPLES OFF WITH MY BARE HANDS" and "I WILL CUT YOUR DICK OFF AND BITE OUT YOUR ORGANS".
* FullFrontalAssault: Arabella tears off her clothes so she can rampage unhindered against the onslaught of the sprites at Salamander's Tower.
* FunetikAksent: Dompag. He's damn near impossible to decipher when he initially starts talking to the players; when he notices they're having trouble, he suggests some of the various personalities he affects depending on the situation; first the HulkSpeak big dumb ogre act, then a refined gentleman. By the time he goes to talk to Finesse and Tislomer, he settles on a much more casual one, heavy on contractions but otherwise legible.
* GratuitousItalian: Muschio Malto (Moss Malt), Iniziare Cittą ([[PunnyName Begin City]]), Piacevole (Pleasant), Timore (Apprehension)...
** PunnyName: Princess Vittima (Victim)
* GroinAttack: Female version: "AAAAAAAHHH! OH GOD! RIGHT IN THE TACO! HNNNNGH!"
* HealItWithFire: Muschio did this to himself
* HotSpringsEpisode: [[http://quest.lv/kusaba/questarch/src/126145529180.gif Chapter 15]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Finesse was propositioned by Dompag, an ogre three times her size.
** Dompag protests to the reader that he absolutely knows how to handle a girl he could accidentally swallow (hopefully he means with great, great care).
* HurricaneOfPuns: Chapter 12 has a "Carpenter's Pun-Off".
* [[IfYouCanReadThis If you can read this, please reload the spear trap]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: Chapter 12. A friendly Sprite in Tela Cruz also makes one of these.
* InterspeciesRomance: Muschio is a Volto and Finesse is a goblin. Also, Tislomer (a kobold) went on a date with a human and Muschio had sex with both Ashedel (a Nedynvor) and Arabella (an orc).
* IntoxicationEnsues: "Why does everything taste soft all of a sudden"
* {{Invisible}}: Chapter 8
** VisibleInvisibility: Through Finesse's point of view.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:[[WhatMeasureIsAMook Ethos]]]]
* LampshadeHanging:
-->''Who on earth would put any manner key inside a can and seal it? What sense does that possibly stand to make?''
* LavaAddsAwesome: We haven't seen it yet--well, he has eaten fire--but Dompag claims to be able to eat lava.
* [[BigBrotherWorship Little Brother Worship]] Geppa, aka Gray Fang, adores her honorary little brother Dompag to no end.
* LongPants: Muschio wears them.
* LovableSexManiac: Dompag. [[TheHeart Though his thoughtfulness]] actually outweighs his libido most of the time.
* MacGuffin: The Monster Portal Gem was this in the beginning.
* MoodWhiplash: Happens somewhat often, even from characters that aren't taking orders from twenty different people at once.
* NoodleIncident:
-->[[color:green:>How the hell do you know what an automatic vendor is?\\
>Or cardboard?]]\\
[[color:brown:Those dwarves, my friend.\\
Those dwarves.]]
* {{Nosebleed}}: Muschio gets one in Chapter 14. [[spoiler:But it turns out not to be the arousal kind . . .]]
* NothingIsScarier: Muschio arrives back at his lair, and none of his minions can be found. He eventually stabs water from a well out of paranoia.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Finesse]]
* OverlyLongGag: [[spoiler:Muschio's just about to visit Ridder's base. Then a Denling enters the room and gives Muschio a map to where his enemy resides. Cue Muschio thinking it over for about half the chapter.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Muschio is red. Ridder (of KnightBlades, a parallel quest), is blue.
* RedRightHand: Or rather, Giant Right Hand, in Finesse's case.
* RunningGag: Muschio wearing hats.
* SharedUniverse: With KnightBlades, leading to a crossover in both of their HotSpringsEpisode. Interestingly, the characters are portrayed with different art styles in each quest, even when they're in the same scene.
** There have also been slight hints that the Rubyverse may be the future of Diveverse, such as the painting (and cross-peg) from the High Roller's house which resembles the one from ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''. When asked about it, the High Roller explained that it "was salvaged from the Cult of the Barbed Wheel in the Southeast, before their altar sank into the sea and they vanished from the face of the earth".
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Muschio. Not so much recently, though. [[spoiler:Maybe the poison got to him.]]
** As of Chapter 20, it's back with a vengeance. [[spoiler:Maybe the breakfast did him some good.]]
* ShoutOut: One of your first foes is a children's author named Mabel Syrup, who sics "Commander Corriander" on you. [[spoiler: That's right, a reference to a single throwaway gag from CalvinAndHobbes.]]
** The title of Chapter 17 is a reference to a song by the Music/DropkickMurphys, which gets a few lines sung by Tislomer and Babrakus.
* SirSwearsALot: The goblin servant Grek from chapter 19, who says "feck" almost continuously. She's altogether pretty rude. Ona also has her moments, but Geppa is a ''serious'' potty-mouth.
* SmokingHotSex: Muschio and Ashedel.
* SoapOperaDisease: [[MeaningfulName Nymph's]] [[IntimateHealing Jinx]].
* StripPoker: Ashedel does this with Muschio to get his guard down.
* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Muschio has some trouble with this when trying to cure Arabella's Nymph's Jinx.
* [[strike: ThoseTwoGuys]] [[{{ThoseTwoGuys}} That Guy and Girl]]: Tislomer and Babrakus were formerly this (especially because everyone though Tislomer was a dude). Now subverted, as both have recieved [[{{CloudCuckooLander}} character]] [[{{JerkWithAHeartOfGold}} development]]...[[spoiler: As well as a RelationshipUpgrade.]]
* [[{{ThroughTheEyesOfMadness}} Through The Eyes Of]] {{Cloudcuckoolander}}ness: Chapter 10, where the viewpoint shifts to [[strike:Charmedfrightened]] Tislomer. It seems she has a ''very'' loose grasp on reality.
** To the point that commentors weren't aware until after the chapter was over that it was related to Dive Quest at all!
*** There's a couple of hints if you're looking careful. Tislomer refers to "Finnie" (Finesse) and "the big boobied bird lady" (Ashedel). There's also the three "dolls" that "Big Boss" throws into the "swirly thing" (Muschio got three Odd mannikins from Commander Salamander).
* VerbalTic: Nya~
* ViewersAreMorons: A pause screen has Ashedel hold up a sign that says "Not Deme". Demesi is a character in Journey Quest.
* VillainProtagonist
* WreathedInFlames: Embraddeus.
* WretchedHive: Sepia Town.
* {{Yandere}}: Finesse has some shades of this, what with [[spoiler:faking a disease to get Muschio to have sex with her and trying to slip him an aphrodisiac. Of course that second one backfired horribly . . .]]
** She seems to have pulled back a bit after the [[spoiler:accidental poisoning.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[http://quest.lv/kusaba/questarch/src/126568664675.gif Muschio does!]]
* YourHeadASplode: Muschio throws an explosive potion at a monster. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess what happens]].
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