For a while I have been stuck on this stor, not content with where and how it was going. I am doing a rewrite that is somewhat different, though the perspective, sight of the void, most of the prologue, use of mushrooms, and inhospitable nature of our protagonist's environment will remain. Firstly, I found that building a worse-as-it-goes-down cave dungeon from the bottom up required far more forthought then I am readily capable of. Secondly, many advanced species of fungus use symbiotic organisms such as algea found in lichen- this will allow me far more leway to get on with more interesting developments. A volcanic environment is nice, but I found I could not pin down anything I had planned that had anything to do with the magma sea in a more then tangential manner- therefore defeating it's purpose.
As such I will be re-writing the story, and the edited prologue and first chapter will be posted shortly.
I am also moving my rate of release up to once a month to make up for the issues.
-Your devoted entertainer, ShinyRock