Wellspring -- Call of Carrethen | Royal Road Hey, guys! I'll be posting more chapters here very frequently until I release the entire book in July, I'm just waiting on the cover. Hope you like it! Call of Carrethen—the world’s first real Virtual Reality game. Growing up broke in The Sprawl, I knew I could never afford one, but then I won a contest and the next thing I knew, I was diving into the most incredible world living out my wildest fantasies. But now I’m being held hostage, with no ability to log out and the penalty for in-game death? Death in real life. The world has been taken over by a black knight calling himself The Ripper. I don’t know him—but he definitely knows me. He’s turned the server Red, returned everyone else on the server to Level 1, but has given me 20 levels--but with one single, deadly caveat: anyone who manages to kill me gets a free ride home. I'm a marked man. In order to survive and to get back to my family, I have to defeat The Ripper. But with more than half the server out for my blood, that’s not going to be easy.