Now that he’s had a taste of just how immersive Ascendancy Online can be, Neil feels a strange mix of anticipation and anxiety as he heads to the manor of Brandt City’s Patriarch.
Liam graduated almost a year ago, yet he hasn’t found a position to start his career. Interviews never seem to go anywhere. He’s also quite lonely, as he has a hard time getting outside his head and hasn’t connected well with others. Still a virgin, he hasn’t dated at all. Like job interviews, online dating interactions fizzle out. All that is about to change when Liam decides to apply for a position at Hierarch Industries.
Neil has been looking forward to this ever since he learned that ReKre8™, the company behind the hit VRMMORPG Valyria was launching a brand new title, Ascendancy Online. He’s always thought that men should be sexualized just as much as women in online games and he hopes that Ascendancy Online, with its purported advances in player agency, would offer him the chance to be as sexy as he wants to be.
Renowned explorer Evander Gladstone has set off on one of his daring adventures in search of the Mighty Golden Rod of Asclepius, a wand said to possess the power to heal any affliction. Deep in the heart of what the locals call the Forest of Milk, a place none of them dare enter, Evander finds an entrance into a massive underground maze. Evander is sure that the Golden Rod is inside, especially when he figures out the identity of the creature that resides within. Little does he know that the maze is a far deadlier trap than he could have ever imagined.