Morgan Mackenzie had a very bad day. First at work, then at home, and then her bathtub fell through a portal to another world, with her in it. Now she's stuck thousands of miles from any sort of civilization with nothing but the bathtub and a lace puffball scrubby. But she learned magic, so that's sorta nice. Now if only she could find some clothes...
Skyclad is a Lit RPG Web Fiction created by A_Man_In_Black. It follows the misadventures of Morgan Mackenzie (as well as thirteen other ragtag misfits from Earth) after her arrival in the world of Anfealt, a world in which Video Game rules apply. She has the distinct misfortune to arrive without any clothes. Hilarity does NOT ensue.
A sequel story was started in July of 2019 with more installments to follow according to the author.
This fiction provides examples of:
- Big Good: The Oricle. Usually, she can only observe and can't interfere. If the rules are broken, however, she can kill even a god.
- Deconstructed Trope: Naked People Are Funny? Not for more than a few seconds. Imagine being dropped from the sky, soaked in gore and then land the middle of a magical woods teaming with the most dangerous creatures in the world with nothing but a luffa-sponge for company. It helps that the luffa in question comes to life, but still...
- Full-Frontal Assault: Because Morgan gained her first levels while naked and unarmed, her powers are forever linked with being naked and she fights every battle she's been in completely in the nude.
- Hero of Another Story: All the Other-Worlders from The Prophecy are dropped in different places around the world, and each one lives out their own story. Morgan is simply the most powerful of them and the one with the most bizarre circumstances.
- Narrative Filigree: Instead of the usual Fighter, Mage, Thief archetypes, the author goes all out with Classes and Skills. Skills adapt themselves to the past experiences of those who use them, new ones present themselves based on the same mechanic and there are a nearly endless catalogue of Classes anyone level 10 and up may pick and choose from provided they meet the requirements.
- Talking to Themself: A process everyone has to go through before they can select a Class. They have to face and make peace with the manifestation of their innermost selves, though not in a fight for dominance as in most media. For Morgan it was her Primal, Fight Flight and Mate instincts brought to life but others experience different manifestations.
- Trapped in Another World: With the last people anyone would expect to be picked. A naked former waitress, a drunkard, a cripple, a downonhisluck priest, a self-proclaimed nymphomaniac and a bunch of other weirdos scattered across the world.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Having shown up naked and gaining all her levels and Skills while naked, Morgans powers are initially dependent on her staying naked. This is demonstrated when she makes a stone bracelet for herself and immediately looses all her powers when she puts it on.
- This ceases to be a problem after her Class Selection, as becoming a [Skyclad Sorceress] makes wearing any sort of clothes impossible. It also means she can't use any weapons or tools, which includes things like spoons.