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Mary sighed as she reread the report in front of her. She tilted her head up to gaze into the former pupil's eyes. "So, is this everything that happened?"

Fiona nodded, stiff faced and sad, "Yes, it is as I have told it. At some point, Prince Marcus attempted a demon summoning for unknown reasons. As he was not a practiced summoner of any level, the demon devoured him body and soul. It used his intellect and cunning to come up with a plan to turn the city into a demon controlled land and masqueraded as the prince."

"It enlisted the help of the former sir Koran to drag people into emotional compromise and took control of them. It also shape-shifted into various monsters to cast suspicion on the dungeon and send more people into despair and fury. The two, however, failed to break the noble princess. The princess sacrificed her life in the dungeon to make sure we escaped them. We could not recover the body."

Mary nodded, "What of the voice you heard in the dungeon; do you have any inkling toward its identity?"

Fiora shook her head, "I do not."

Mary nodded as she tapped on an orb sitting on her desk. A picture of a forest pixie appeared on it. "What you heard was a dungeon pixies; a rare variant of pixie that lives within the dungeon. They somehow bond with the crystal and live their lives in willing servitude to the dungeon. Very little is known about them because they cannot survive without their partner. The few that were captured expired after a few days and never said a word. They only talk to adventurers in extreme situations."

Mary leaned forward, "She called Diana the avatar, is that correct?"

"Yes, but what does that mean? It frightened the demon into fleeing and the dungeon rumbled like an earthquake."

Mary sighed and leaned back, tears gathering over her eyes. "It means the dungeon chose her. It happens once in every dungeon, where a member of the sentient races is chosen to communicate the needs of the dungeon to those outside. As a hive mind, dungeons are terrible with communication and require an intermediary. When not slain on sight, avatars have assisted in creating some of the greatest dungeon cities on the world; otherwise known as labyrinth towns. She knew this going in there, and its unfortunate she was slain before she could do her duty."

"Still,” Mary clenched her fists as a sadistic smile came over her, "Slaying an avatar is forbidden as it invites the pure rage of the dungeon that doesn't stop until the perpetrators are dead. That was learned long ago after enough deaths. The demon may escape back to its home plane, but it will be severely weakened for centuries. We will never see it or Sir Koran again."

Fiora smiled wryly, "I guess that's a good thing then. What do you think the responses of the nobles will be?"

Mary groaned and dumped her head on the table, "When this gets out, the church will lead an inquisition as you have never seen. With one of the two princes dead, the succession has been decided, but Father Tobias will have the authority to investigate every level for demon corruption. At least he is a reasonable man, but there will still be many changes before he is satisfied the area is cleansed. You and your group will most likely be promoted a rank, a small comfort to your loss."

"Nic is sorely missed." Fiona admitted, "Natalie is stricken with grief and poison while Jonas watches over her. I only hope the flame he carries for her will save her from her pain. Gran has left to report to his elders, and I'm here with you."

Mary sighed and picked herself back up, "Indeed, this is a disaster for everyone. Go home and rest Fiora, you deserve that much before the questioning begins."
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Michelle sighed as she packed her bags. "Such a disappointment, I really thought he could do it."

"I'm really surprised too big sis." Shelly piped up from her side of the tent, "We gave that silly prince a duke level demon summoning book and it still failed in the end."

Michelle turned and tussled her little sister's hair, "It goes to show that our summoned relatives are less than us little one. Then again, summoning from the fury circle is always a risk; we should have asked one of our relatives from the lust circle."

Shelly giggled, "If that happened, than we couldn't have used our powers to control it silly big sis."

"Right you are munchkin. Now, hurry and pack; we don't want to be here when those church dogs begin sniffing around."

Shelly sniffed sadly, "Are we leaving for good big sis? I really liked exploring the dungeon and letting the men take the fall for us. If we go home, I'll be so bored again."

"Patience my little sister,” Michelle knelt down and hugged her, "We can't go home remember? They banished us for embracing our heritage."

Shelly giggled, "I thought it was because we tried to take over the kingdom and bring back the demon lords?"

"There was that as well,” Michelle admitted, "In any case, the dungeon has proved itself to be a formidable force, one that we can use at a later date. That fool duke did teach us that our glamour won't work the deeper we go into the dungeon; it senses us and hungers for our power."

"Is that why they say dungeons are related to demons?" Shelly asked curiously.

"Only gluttony little sister and no one has been able to prove that. We leave for now, but we'll not go too far and return after the church is gone. Let's think of a new plan while we wait."

"Can we use men still?"

"Of course sweetie; I'd never deny your instincts. Let's go find us some bag carries and someone to lend a wagon.

For just a moment, red wings and a black tail appeared on the sisters, but perhaps it was just a trick of the light in the tent.
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Diana inspected her new form carefully. She was still getting used to the lack of bones and had to concentrate to keep her body humanoid. She couldn't form legs yet, however, and had to resort to sliding or slithering to move around.

"Are you getting used to your body yet?" Claire asked from above her. The little pixie had been instrumental in teaching her how to control herself.

"I think so." Diana nodded, "It's just strange not being human anymore. I'm so hungry all the time." She licked her lips at the thought of her meal waiting for her back in her cave. The former man was being fed nutrients by a herb slime to refresh him for her next meal.

"Don't be gluttonous now, "Claire warned, "You're just hungry because Doc is sleeping right now after that big meal. Digesting a demon requires a lot of energy; and this one was really spicy."

The little pixie flew down and sat on Diana's head, "I'm happy you made the transition okay. I know what a shook it must have been when you handed you soul over to Doc after your first encounter. Without it, you could no longer grow physically or emotionally. Does anyone outside know what you did?"

"My mentor suspects it, but I never verified it to her." Diana admitted, "In the end, everyone though I made a miraculous recovery and died in the dungeon. I thought I was dead too as a matter of fact."

Claire giggled, "Silly, you can't die without a soul; you were already dead. Now, we need to get back to your practice now; you're going to be a great hidden final boss. With you guarding his heart, no one will be able to take him from us."

Diana turned pink, "I'm guarding his heart am I? Is it wrong to keep it to myself?"

Claire buzzed down in front of Diana's face and glared. She finally relented, saying, "I knew this would happen after he reacted so protectively toward you. He's a bit of an idiot though, so don't expect to get through to him anytime soon. Also, you're the second mate got it?"

Diana giggled at the pixie and tickled her with a tentacle, "Whatever you say first mate."

"I never said that!" Claire cried out, turning into a floating red ball.

"Whatever you say,” Diana laughed, "Now, I need to choose a new name right?"

Claire nodded, calming down, "That's right. We can't have people knowing you as the former princess; it would cause too many problems. What's a new personal name that you can use?"

Diana thought for a moment, "Ever since I gave my soul to Doc, a name has been floating around in my head. It feels really familiar to me, almost as if it was once mine."

"From now on, call me . . . Hannah."
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And that is it. In case you guys were wondering, refer back to Diana's encounter with Mr. Slime. She did something there.
The next book will begin after Doc wakes back up to a new world.
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Tason @Tason ago

Very nice turn of events, new what it was she had done the second I read about her soul.

Great work and thank you.

SpartanLoki @SpartanLoki ago

Amazing story mate. Without a doubt, loved this one.

superloner @superloner ago

You were a bit more cruel in the book.

wargueul @wargueul ago

exelent story! really enjoying it! (just discovered it this morning.... and so glad to see I've got a lot more to read! thank you for your hard work!)
one "bad mention" though.... try to get a good PR, far from beeing as bad as me(lol) but spelling and grammar are clearly not your forte!

hamisun @hamisun ago

This line:
In the end, everyone though I made a miraculous recovery and died in the dungeon.

It causes a bit of confusion (no, I'm not talking about the fact that 'thought' is missing the 't' at the end). I suggest changing it like so:

In the end, everyone thinks I made a miraculous recovery and later died here in the dungeon.

Change to 'thinks' because if you use 'thought', that implies that everyone knows she's alive now, even though they thought she died before.

'Later' is added to clarify the timeline, and 'here' to clarify location. But these two are optional.

However, if you don't add them, the sentence can sound confusing: 'made a miraculous recovery and died'... what, she died right after recovering? Like that.
So recommend adding them to avoid the scenario I just described.

Also, in regards to the many typos... I recommend at least copy-pasting the text to Microsoft Word or something so that you can see where they are, and correct them before posting. (Even better if you write using the software in the first place, so that Word can auto-correct the typos for you, then copy-paste to RRL site later).


p.s. About wargueul's comment: Regarding grammar, your sentence structures are fine. You just seem to have a tendency to miss pressing the keys when typing (case in point, see above)... so Word can take the place of a PR in your case. ^_^

Moridin @Moridin ago

That was highly interesting. I hope he starts adding some variety to the species. I'm sure animals and other beings would lend variety and food and make an ecosystem of sorts. Also new environs and traps.

psyChoblasT25 @psyChoblasT25 ago

Love this story. The plot in this arc was awesome.

Though i thought shelly was michelle's nickname? 

wargueul @wargueul ago

came back here after getting to your last chap!

why did you change the plot by making the princess slime amnesic?

sometime a little (and here is a big one) mishap can ruin the story or require a big rewrite! so the more you move forward without correcting this part, the harder it will be! I'm sur I'm not the 1st one to say so!

Other than this, great reading, but you need A good checker! so many spelling and grammar mistakes... sometime my eyes bleed! But the good story helps to deal with this (and english is not my born language)

 

(edit... didn't see it was corrected for amazon....)

don't forget, you get most of your reader from RRL... after while, you can edit it clean!