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The University of the Eldritch

Voyage of the Eldritch is an interactive fiction focusing on a student and/or professor of Osthachai University. Written by the same author who wrote A Life Remembered...

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  • Ageless Birthday Episode: Whenever one of the npcs have a birthday ingame, they will celebrate it but their true age never comes up.
  • Archangel Michael: Michael sometimes comes to the lecture to talk about slaying a dragon from the future.
  • Cartoony Tail: The Incubi have eel-like tailmaws, which are sapient and always attached to their respective owners. The tailmaws sometimes eat rats and small insects scurrying around the dormitory.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: You can get fed to plants, enter the lion's den at the zoo or get your heart torn out just for being tardy.
  • Doppelgänger: Leon Therus soon sees a vision of his Evil Twin from another universe and breaks down when he senses how terrible he was in that dimension.
  • Hybrid Power: Milo, who is Olapen and Tetris's son, has the qualities of both of his respective species.
  • Lilliputian Warriors: The Micros of the dimension Flaur are this when Professor Scorpio shrinks the class down to microscopic size to study microbes. They fight back against the students but fail epically.
  • Liminal Time: The best time to move around in the college is at sunset and/or dawn, because werewolves and vampires are more active at night and humans are more active in the daytime.
  • Mental World: The mirror of Self-Refraction splits people into two while activated, leaving the host in the dreary world of their mind.
  • Magic Realism: Magic is treated very mundanely in this universe- even Olapen uses his electric powers to charge her own computer up!
  • Portmanteau: When supernaturals have offspring, their children get a portmanteau of their parent's species (for example, a Vampire/werewolf couple will get Vampwolf children.)
  • Power-Strain Blackout: When the Final Professor snaps her fingers, all of the Venusians fall unconscious, showing they were just vessels.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: This is made compulsory at the University's campus: if an alien or a monster stays more than one month in a singular form, the greater chance of them being stuck in that form and can't transform back to their Shapeshifter Default Form...
  • That Poor Plant: Your main character can feed a chalice of wine to Landon in plant form and he'll easily shrivel up from the taste...
  • Womb Level: You can get trapped within a werewolf, amongst others. The realm of Jihibukai runs on this logic.