The Abyss beckons you…
You are dead.
Your dreams and aspirations, the very essence of your life, have dissipated like mist—and you find yourself on the cusp of the abyss.
But in this limbo between realms, “The Bar on the Abyss” awaits, a haven for souls both dead and eternal.
As its newest steward, you inherit an establishment that defies the laws of time and mortality. Here, spirits cling to remnants of life, each with a story as rich and complex as the universe itself.
Will you guide these lost souls toward peace or deeper into the shadows of their past?
Every choice weaves a new thread into the intricate tapestry of afterlives converging at your bar. It’s a world brimming with moral quandaries, ethereal intrigue, and the chance to forge connections that transcend death itself (or even with Death themself)
Navigate love that defies mortality, ambitions that outlive the flesh, and the relentless quest for a closure that may never come.
How will you shape the legacy of The Bar on the Abyss?
Will you be its salvation or its downfall?
Step behind the counter and into the mystery, for in this realm at the edge of eternity, the next story poured could be your own.
WIP link: https://dashingdon.com/go/14741
(Current wordcount: 150K!)
Official Tumblr: https://thebarontheabyss.tumblr.com/
- A narrative-driven experience focused on character development and storytelling.
- Play as any gender or none.
- Shape your personality through meaningful choices.
- Engage in deep and complex relationships with a diverse cast of characters.
- Romance mortals and immortals alike - if you want poly, purely physical, or asexual - they will respond in kind.
- Explore the afterlife and uncover the dark secrets of the bar.
Death, the Tender Reaper
In the bar’s dim light, Death reveals a surprising warmth beneath their eternal duty. Is there room for friendship or more within their everlasting embrace?
Lilith / Damien, the Devilish Tempter
This devilish being, a powerful magnet of desire, seeks more than power in the bar’s shadows. Who dares to pursue the heart behind the flame?
Morgan / Morgana, the Mortal Witch
The witch, with their feline companion seeks a lost soul, their magic stirring trouble and passion alike. Can a mortal love thrive in the spirit realm?
The Raven, Your Avian Helper
With feathers dark and wit sharp, The Raven’s history is as rich as the bar itself. He offers piercing insight beneath a layer of humor.
Hastur, the Stoic Sentinel
A warrior turned silent guardian, Hastur’s peace in the bar’s chaos hints at a deep, storied past of battles and sacrifice.
Yaga, the Seer of Prosperity
The stern soothsayer-turned-accountant Yaga guards the bar’s fortune while wrestling with her own spectral regrets and wisdom.
Peisinoe, the Ethereal Performer
The spectral diva enchants with their voice, their performances a dance of beauty tinged with the sorrow of eternal life.
Shelly, the Bartender Assistant
Shelly, the bar’s assistant, brings life-affirming warmth but seeks a new family to fill the void of her lost one.
He Without Name, the Shadowy Keeper`
The bar’s order is kept by a shade whose silence holds the weight of cosmic secrets and the tapestry of existence.
- Feedback on any typos, grammatical errors, or other textual issues.
- Notes on any continuity errors to ensure a smooth and logical progression.
- Thoughts and opinions on the plot, characters, and overall narrative experience.
Please be aware that this game explores themes of Death in various forms, including suicide.
The story also contains alcohol indulgence and its various side effects (hangovers, vomiting, etc)
A Personal Note
Hello, COG community! Esh here. After years of immersing myself in the incredible stories this platform has to offer, I’ve decided to contribute my own tale to the mix. “The Bar on the Abyss” is a labor of love, a narrative-focused game where characters, romance, and player choice take center stage.
I am eager to hear your thoughts and incorporate your feedback to make this story the best it can be. Together, let’s create a memorable journey through the abyss.
Regular updates and responses to feedback are a guarantee!