Deeper Darker

Set in the far future when humanity has reached the stars and finds it is not the first to do so.

Alien technology has been left behind by a long dead race. Ancient cities, abandoned starships, temples and fortified bunkers all contain artefacts and devices far in advance of what humans have been able to produce.

But these relics of another time have been left well-defended and behind bewildering and impenetrable security measures.  

Genres: Sci-Fi, Dungeon Crawler, Adventure

A daily serial that updates Mon-Fri.

Chapters are 1500-2000 words.

Early access chapters on Patreon.

Table of Contents

# Chapter
1 Prologue
2 1: Thief
3 2: Warrior
4 3: Prince
5 4: Shopping
6 5: Escape Routes
7 6: Getting Away
8 7: Fixer Upper
9 8: Rule of Law
10 9: Planning for the Future
11 10: Tournament Challenger
12 11: Sister Killer
13 12: Litigation
14 13: Defence of the Realm
15 14: Prepared for Battle
16 15: In Memoriam
17 16: Disproportional Retaliation
18 17: Executive Order
19 18: City Heights
20 19: Recruiter's Dream
21 20: The Sweet Spot
22 21: Launch Window
23 22: SS Brinkman
24 23: Dust Man
25 24: Lift Off
26 25: Swing Shift
27 26: Initiate
28 27: Unpacking
29 28: New Boys
30 29: Team Ubik
31 30: The Nominees Are
32 31: Bonding
33 32: Uniform Beliefs
34 33: Lessons Learned
35 34: Meeting Room
36 35: Suited and Booted
37 36: Alienated
38 37: Directions
39 38: Explorer
40 39: Showman
41 40: Willing Prisoner
42 41: Hidden Purpose
43 42: Chaos Theory
44 43: New Skin
45 44: Faith Electronic
46 45: Honest Work
47 46: Nondisclosure Agreement
48 47: Nighthawks
49 48: Refreshed
50 49: Team Elite
51 50: Take Out
52 51: Enough Rope
53 52: Isolated
54 53: System Breach
55 54: Night Out
56 55: Focus Group
57 56: Criminal Damage
58 57: Worlds Apart
59 58: Hearts and Minds
60 59: To the Rescue
61 60: Planning Ahead
62 61: Public Announcement
63 62: Conflict of Interests
64 63: Enabled
65 64: Uniquely Suited
66 65: Top Percentile
67 66: Raise the Dead
68 67: Dead Zone
69 68: Comprehensive Cover
70 69: Limited Time Offer
71 70: Restrictions May Apply
72 71: Choice Assignments
73 72: Bonus Round
74 73: Network Stability
75 74: Braced for Space
76 75: Stowaways
77 76: Extra Guidance
78 77: Defend Yourself
79 78: Mentally Prepared
80 79: Break Time
81 80: Entry Point
82 81: Update Available
83 82: Stress Test
84 83: Special Delivery
85 84: Extended Clause
86 85: Fork in the Path
87 86: Breathless
88 87: Passenger
89 88: Two Out of Three
90 89: Surf's Up
91 90: Rise and Shine
92 91: Into the Machine
93 92: Joining Forces
94 93: Crisis Management
95 94: Network Connected