Sunday, July 23, 2023

Animals, monsters, and other creatures

The digital realms of Codehaven and beyond are graced by a myriad of creatures that call the Asciiverse home. Some take the form of mundane animals, often with one or more bits of visual flair that denote their digital nature. Many are more exotic beings that, if found in meatspace, would be described as some combination of monstrous and magical.

The origins of these creatures are strongly debated by scholars. Some believe them to be sentient algorithms designed with a purpose, while others simply assume they are mindless background code that found form as earthly critters. In truth, the animals and monsters of the Asciiverse probably have a variety of stories and sources. Some may even carry within them the essence of a consciousness belonging to a creature from the outside world.

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