CYBERGROUNDS

"Humanity never knew defeat.....Until today"

Taking all of Esports by storm, the world of the gaming phenomenon known as 'CyberGrounds' was where Akio Nakamura made a name for himself. Working his way up the ladder, his final goal of reaching that illusive rank of Immortal was only cut short by the game's sudden disappearance.

Reintroduced a few years later as world's first VRMMO Esport, Akio was one amongst most of the world who brought into it's  bought into it's promise. However, that ended with him and millions of other players are trapped in a death game designed to bring out the worst in humanity, and where dying in-game means the same in reality as well. Only way to escape? Reach Immortal Rank.

In this cruel twist of fate, Akio's journey to escape the confines of Arc Sanctuary begins, but he soon finds out that nothing is the same as it used to be...even old bonds that he once thought that could never be tainted.

Chapters are fairly long so updates will follow weekly on Sundays, but any and all feedback will be appreciated to make that process much faster.

I'll be communicating any and all progress updates at my Ko-fi page at https://ko-fi.com/whypur27# .....so feel free to check it out.

Chapters are fairly long so updates will follow weekly on Sundays, but any and all feedback will be appreciated to make that process much faster.

I'll be communicating any and all progress updates at my Ko-fi page at https://ko-fi.com/whypur27# .....so feel free t...

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Chapter 1: PROLOGUE- Before the Storm
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Chapter 2: PROLOGUE- Humble Beginnings
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Chapter 3: PROLOGUE- From Zero
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Chapter 4: PROLOGUE- Times of the Calm
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Chapter 5: PROLOGUE- Surreality and Uncertainty
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Chapter 6: PROLOGUE- The Immortal Tyrant
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Chapter 7: The Ghost and the Goblins
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Chapter 8: Dragon Among Lions
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Chapter 9: Second Chances
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Chapter 10: Desperation and Familiar Faces
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Chapter 11: Morality in a World of Chaos
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Chapter 12: The Trial of The Lambs Part 1
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Chapter 13: The Trial of The Lambs Part 2
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Chapter 14: The Trial of The Lambs Part 3
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Chapter 15: The Trial of The Lambs END
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Chapter 16: The New Normal
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Chapter 17: The Last Bastion of Humanity
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Chapter 18: Hostilities Anew
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Chapter 19: Shadows of Hell Part 1
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Chapter 20: INTERLUDE: Waning Ruse (Hayato Ishikawa)
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Chapter 21: Shadows of Hell END
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Chapter 22: The Judge, the Jury and the Executioner
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Chapter 23: Woes of the Knights
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Chapter 24: On the Trail of a Fallen Star
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Chapter 25: Road to 10,000 Part 1
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Chapter 26: The Road to 10,000 Part 2
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Chapter 27: Gauntlet of Fear
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Chapter 28: INTERLUDE- Hunters and the Hunted (Makoto Sawamura)
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Chapter 29: Embers of Hope Part 1
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Chapter 30: Embers of Hope Part 2
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Chapter 31: Embers of Hope Part 3
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Chapter 32: Embers of Hope Part 4
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Chapter 33: Embers of Hope Part 5
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Chapter 34: Embers of Hope Part 6
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Chapter 35: Embers of Hope END
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Chapter 36: What Lies Ahead (Junichi Kanie)
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Chapter 37: A Lesson in Humility
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Chapter 38: The Trust in Innocence
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Chapter 39: Who Lives and Who Lies
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Chapter 40: Shattered Illusions Part 1
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Chapter 41: Shattered Illusions Part 2
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Chapter 42: INTERLUDE-The Trial by Rock and Fire
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Chapter 43: Shattered Illusions Part 3
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Chapter 44: Shattered Illusions Part 4
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Chapter 45: Shattered Illusions END
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Chapter 46: A Phoenix's Bargain
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Chapter 47: The Inner Demon
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Chapter 48: Alt POV: Back to Square One (Junichi Kanie)
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Chapter 49: The Reaper in the Shadows
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Chapter 50: Old Habits......
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GenreGameGun ActionPsychologicalSeinen
UpdatedFeb 16, 2024
Chapters50
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count249,597
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