An imageboard-based RPG styled as a text adventure, similar in style and pace to Ruby Quest (which was the genre codifier of imageboard RPGs, if not the original). Both were created and run by a man (or little brown girl?) who goes by the name "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 here. It shares a universe with Knight Blades.There is also a flash version in progress, which can be found here.The same artist that made the Ruby QuestFan Soundtrack is working on Dive Quest too.
This game provides examples of:
Affably Evil: 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.
And Now for Someone Completely Different: Chapters 9 (where you control Finesse's father), 10 (told through 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 poetic outlaw, which of whom is in search of a rare artifact—this man seems to be the mysterious assailant/thief from chapter 16 and also seems to have know a young Tislomer.
Artifact Title: 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 Title Drop when Muschio dives to save Finesse from the Assassin's destructive spell.
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.
Disaster Dominoes: More or less the only way Muschio succeeds at anything. In Chapter 13, 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.
Dismantled MacGuffin: Inverted. The Orb automatically heals damage to itself, allowing shards to be broken off and implanted in infinite numbers of Muschio's employees.
Dramatic Irony: 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.
Freudian Threat: "I WILL TEAR HIS FUCKING NIPPLES OFF WITH MY BARE HANDS" and "I WILL CUT YOUR DICK OFF AND BITE OUT YOUR ORGANS".
Full-Frontal Assault: Arabella tears off her clothes so she can rampage unhindered against the onslaught of the sprites at Salamander's Tower.
Funetik Aksent: 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 Hulk Speak 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.
Overly-Long Gag: 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.
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 Ruby Quest. 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".
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).