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...
This work contains...
- Ageless Birthday Episode: Whenever one of the npcs have a birthday ingame, they will celebrate it but their true age never comes up.
- 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.