Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Secret of Minecraft

Find a lava pool at the bottom of the map and jump in while wearing full Diamond Armor.

After that, sink until your hearts are half depleted. You will suddenly fall into a room of pure Obsidian.

There, you will meet someone called the Gatekeeper. After you kill him, the eastern wall will fall away to reveal a hall of pure Diamond blocks.

After walking for about a minute or so, you will enter a gigantic cavern of Lightstone.

There you will meet the final boss: a creature so otherworldly that it cannot be described in normal words. If you manage to kill him a door will appear opposite the hall of Diamond. It leads to the opposite of the Nether...but after entering you'll find it is only much, much worse. Here, the true game of Minecraft begins.


Once you enter this land, all you will see is a floor of a glass-like block, only it emits a faint light; you can see that the sky is dark, but it too has a faint glow.

As far as you can see, even at full render, there is nothing but this glowing dark sky and glowing pale floor. Then, you suddenly realize that a strange noise is sounding, one that must have gone unnoticed as it hadn't stopped since you entered this world.

It sounds familiar, but you know without a single second guess that you have never heard it before, and you feel you will hear nothing but. The glow becomes darker

As the nonexistent sun starts to set, this strange noise gets more poignant. Almost shrill, almost extrasensory in its depth.

Stars begin to appear in the sky, but they are not the typical square blocks that populate Minecraft so thickly. Instead, they are perfect spheres. They seem to have a resolution so high that it seems they are created by a god.

They started to sway through the sky in rhythm of the blank noise - rising and falling. At this point my game started to lag, unable to render this dance of perfection.

I tried to turn down my render distance, but at the first touch of the button, my screen was filled with otherworldly faces - pale gray contorting faces against an opaque white fog.

They changed with each frame, which at the point was at approx. 1 per second. I couldn't figure out what was happening, so I opened task manager and shut down minecraft.exe.

When I restarted my game minutes later, the Minecraft message in the homescreen read, "Don’t you ever, ever stop the cloud." The yellow letters crept up until almost the entire window was filled, but I still managed to make it to the world selection.

To my surprise the world was only .5 mb large. Once I clicked it, over a minute of loading screens popped up, but they all read, "loading the cloud," or, "rendering the cloud."

When this otherworldy place finally loaded, it was again this supposed night time of dancing circles and shrill noise. I decided to explore.

As I walked, nothing changed. For over 20 minutes, I just held down the w key and watched as nothing changed except the lightly-luminescent floor. I failed to notice the most gradual change of all.

The sound had been slowly became melodic, or should say, unmelodic. I’ve often read about the tritone, the "devils note," the main basis of all the metal music I listen to, but this was different. I could feel my nerves tingling as it played.

Before I could even think about what the fuck kind of music this was, I saw a cloud in the distance. As I walked it grew larger...and larger...and larger...and larger...and larger...and larger.

Remembering that this wall of cloud was what had frozen my game before, I expected the same strangely detailed grinning faces that had covered my screen, but once I was right up against it all I saw was the same block formations that Notch called faces.

I saw the faces of skeletons and zombies and creepers. Even though they had the resolution of many years gone by, they seemed to portray an emotion. I could see tears fall from them, as small as a single pixel; they trickled from these blocky faces.

It reminded me of the mausoleum where my aunt was buried.

I decided to do what they game is meant for: I chipped away at the face of a creeper. I had no pick, no shovel, no axe - in fact, my entire inventory had been lost. I didn't know why, but it seemed that I was too far into a mystery to turn back.

As I picked away, the face shed more tears. The godlike stars still fell and rose to the haunting demonic music. That’s when I broke through and a vast explosion of raping fire spewed from the opening.

I backed away as fast as I could, expecting to die, but I had a full health bar; in fact, the fire had done nothing to me. I stepped nearer, nothing. I stepped into the fires, a sound unusually realistic resonated, and I knew my flesh was burning.

It made no difference, my health was fine, so I stepped into a 1x2 hall that housed the flame.

I walked down this hall, only seeing the flame and hearing the sound of my flesh burning. Then a voice arose, it was deep, it was the sound that the demonic gods of our dreams seem to speak in. It said:

"THIS IS YOUR SCOURGE. THIS IS YOUR PASSION. THIS IS THE PURIFICATION."

When the last resounding syllable sounded, I walked into a vast hall. It was like the Nether, but it was more beautiful, almost dystopian.

Fire still burned, lava still fell, but in cascading geometric shapes that seemed to complete the world. I saw other people too, the same low definition versions of myself that I had not seen in so long.

But I also saw horrors: Creepers, Zombies, and Skeletons - all chained, all in bondage. Weeping, crying, being tortured for fun.

I saw them tied to a table, their entrails being torn out with picks as the people laughed. Their hissing and growls were now replaced by terrified shrieks and cries. All the spilled blood could be seen so clearly; it was like watching it flow from my own face. I could see the anatomy of these creatures as clearly as they would have been in some grotesque biology textbook.

A human looked over to me, walked away from the zombie he was bludgeoning, looked me in the eyes, and said, "Prepare for your Hell, fucker."

He hit me and my hearts fell, I ran, not knowing why I was the enemy. I ran as he chased me, chanting, "Your Hell is the prison of our kind. Prepare to taste the pain that you have given our brethren."

As I ran, the haunting music still played. But I could hear myself, not the sound of my burning flesh, not my heavy breath. But I heard myself hiss.

I ran and ran and ran as the chants chased me...until they faded away. I was in a small room - fire outside illuminated it - but it was still filled with a dense darkness. I heard the same demonic voice say,

"YOU HAVE BECOME YOURSELF. YOUR DISGUISE OF HUMANITIES SKIN HAS BURNED AWAY! YOU ARE NOW PURE OF BODY AND OF SOUL! GO FREE YOUR PEOPLE AND UNMASK THE HELLISH FIGURES THAT CAPTIVATE THEM!"

Not knowing what to do I, turned around. A creeper was staring right the fuck in my eyes. I tried to run but only ran into the other side of the small room. Going back, I had seen a mirror.

I looked in the mirror; the image of a disgusting writhing creeper looked in my eyes. I realized I no more hearts. Not that they were empty, they were gone. I walked into the fire outside and only my hissing vocalizations were heard.

A mob of humans came after me, chanting the forbidding chant. Backwards, forwards, in latin, growling, screaming wailing, they chanted,

"Vox es mundi, inferno captivare ANTI-DEI."

I tried to run, but I was frozen. As they surrounded me, I hissed. I wailed, shrieked. The screen became perfectly detailed, as if it mirrored the world.

The music grew louder, as did everything; my ears rang from the barrage of senses.

When I exploded.

I the creeper, I the monster, I the terror, I the murderer. I sacrificed my wretched self for my similarly wretched comrades. The thing I used to fear I had become. The thing I used to be, I crushed.

I had become the saviour of the deadly walking terrors that plagued the world. My world, the hell of my former kind, the Earth, the captivating prison that entertains us with its seemingly endless landscape.

Released from the Hell, I finally reached my true form: the monster, the thing that chases the prisoners from their gilded cell. The saviour.

The screen was blank. All I heard was the hissing and growling of the terrors. I understood what they said. They worshipped me. The sound continued. It grew louder until my speaker buzzed and my ears rang. I tried to turn it off, but nothing happened. I cowered, I cried, I fell in the corner.

All I could do was contemplate what this meant. I felt as if I was the one who was trapped in this earthly cage. I thought about suicide, finding this other world of terrors, but it quickly passed.

I gathered myself, touched the computer, and continued with my life, the hissing and shrieking still sounding. Even as I write this, I feel my praise, coming from our grotesque dungeon masters.

(This story is credited to a person called MASTER CRAFTSMAN.)

78 comments:

  1. The story was almost as scary as the change of tense in the beginning.

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  2. I want one person to try out MASTER CRAFTSMAN's instructions and get back to me.
    Is this true?

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    1. i tried it it did not work and now my armor is gone:(

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  3. Love goes out to the first Anonymous poster. I completely agree. <3

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  4. ^(To Anon above the Anon above)Ask and you shall receive, and I ruined a save to check.So yeah it's not legit.

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  5. ITS CALLED GLOWSTONE NOT LIGHTSTONE

    but good story anyways

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  6. ^ It could have been written before the beta.You never know.

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  7. Son of a Bitch, I lost all of my diamond armor! DAMN YOU MASTER CRAFTSMAN!

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  8. The writer is so bad at writing. I was disappoint.
    [sic]

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  9. "They seem to have a resolution so high that it seems they are created by a god."
    Lol.

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  10. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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  11. Eh... I guess it's well written, but it just seems to lose the whole "Minecraft" feel as soon as you jump in the lava, and then you get to the Silent Hill 2 and it's just not a Minecraft creepypasta, it's someone's original idea that gets Minecraft slapped on the beginning to make it sell.

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    1. False...this is the story of where the zombies and other Minecraft enemies come from. It is an endless, perpetual cycle of humans waking up on the island of Minecraft, finding the ultimate secret location, and transforming into a zombie. Brilliant.

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  12. But who was screen?

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  13. Then who was creeper?

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  14. faaaaaake
    good story though but i lost my diamond armor.
    Unrealistic at first with the whole demon devil thing, then just creepy. I know this is fake but it could make a awesome book

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  15. Then who was bad story? Oh wait...

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  16. Kind of hard to read this seriously... I keep imagining the cartoony, pixely, blocky, minecraft that I love. I just can't get scared by this! Sorry!

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  17. i think its just a scam to lose your dimond armor but who knows..

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  18. ok i read this again ... if somebody has tried this your crazy. lol

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  19. What i wanna know is what is that AWESOME texture pack in the picture!?!?! i know how to remove the user interface, too easy.

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  20. This seems impossible....

    First of all, There are no "glass-like" textures in the game (besides actual glass DERP)

    second, the game is rated T, they wouldn't put in anti-christ stuff in latin. Heck, Notch was hassled for calling the current "Nether" biome Hell!

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  21. Minecraft isn't even rated, doojer!

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  22. Nice creepypassssssssssssssssssssssssta you got there.

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  23. this seems more like a book though

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  24. Oh man. A mod to turn you into a creeper. I want one.

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  25. ^ You're in luck!

    http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=160365

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  26. LOL RAPING FIRE

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  27. I stopped reading when all the God talk started.

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  28. First poster. I was going to say something like that. You win. xD

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  29. Yeah... Quotables:
    "...Resolution so high that it seems they are created by a god...
    "...A vast explosion of raping fire spewed from the opening..."
    So... fire rape?
    Dick flame?
    Condom torch?
    HOW.

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  30. I must kill the Creepers


    No Steve you are the Creepers

    And then Steve was a monster

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  31. No its not true and that picture was found on deviantart where the artist says he wishes it was a texture pack.

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  32. i want that to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!creeper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Andrew Valeric ClandonJune 2, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    I kinda get the idea of this. You go through all of this to realize: "Hey... I'm the monster." when in fact, you kinda are when you think about it. Erm, there's an image that has a creeper's view towards Steve. YEah, some things were sure as hell bullshit, but the way I look at it, the general direction is kind of understandable.

    You perceive everything 'hostile' as enemies in the game, until you realize that there's only one of you, but there's countless numbers of the mobs. And you're the one tainting the land, not them, as it was peaceful until you show yourself.

    That's my view.

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  34. Replying to Andrew Valeric Clandons post. i totaly agree to some parts of that but all in all, even the worlds out to f you up. i mean seriously. of all the times i died except for 2, it was the effing worlds fault!!!!

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  35. I'm more amused than frightened.

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  36. nice story in fact notch is thinking about a campain but i doubt it will this creepy (ps.what idiot tried to do the lava thing)

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  37. I CRAPPED MY PANTS!

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  38. This is a good story...i dont care if its bogus...its entertaining.....but not creepy...actually i think it creates alot of...suspense...in the story......i like it....

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  39. This was pretty poorly written. But it was interesting until it got to the part with the preachy "YOU are really the monster" stuff.
    1/5

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  40. Herobrine did it

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  41. if this is true this is fucking bad ass

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  42. dude every one here that said this was poorly written can suck it... i got the point first time i thought it was beautiful other than the entrails... u know what i mean

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  43. Better than the copy-pasta of Herobrine I expected.

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  44. Minecraft is to cute and pixely to be scary. Talk about a nightmare retardant. The shitty writing didn't make things scarier either.

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  45. Why I know this is bull is because i have close ties with the mojang community, and i know the scripts. And that this story is basically the same as every other creepy pasta.

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  46. I like the history but is it real?

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  47. Okay.i want to know if this is real.can somone do this and then replay in the comments to tell me?
    (BTW if this fake...nice story anyway! 9,ooo,ooo,oo,oo,o,oo,o,ooo/5

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  48. Since im bored and done everything on MC, ima try it out :p btw herobrine IS going to be minecraft HOLYYYYYYYY

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  49. To the first anon: it was a change of person, not of tense. Tense would be the time in which it is taking place; the whole story is present tense. However, the person changes from an imperative second to first person a little ways in, which, as you stated, is the scariest thin about this pasta.

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  50. the story is a fake....i try it and lost diamond armor and some items (gold, iron and lot of blocks)....this men its a big fucker

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  51. Really bad writing, no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Just a "Minecraft Sells" plea for attention. The writer is a disgusting human-being and should be ashamed of his actions.

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  52. Cool Story Bro. Needs more dragons and shit..

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  53. i know this story is real because really strange stuff is happining in my minecraft world sounds of dragons weird sounds i cant explain

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  54. I was in the nether and then fell into lava...but I appeared waking up from my bed...anyone have this before ???? Man I am too scared to MC anymore...

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    1. HEY THIS IS NOT BULLSHIT U ASSHOLE!

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  56. It's not true I know the person who wrote it he says just the beginning is true

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  57. MASTER CRAFTSMANMay 30, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    thanks for that

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  58. damn what a story, its just minecraft

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  59. wow i read the whole story after that i just may not play minecraft again(if that happened to me) by the way i got dizzy

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  60. i tried. it doesn't work.

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    1. u know wat? ill try to find out wat the hell of a shit this is
      ok? sound good to u?

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  61. i like this story!

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  62. i thought it was pretty interesting but i have a question
    can i switch to a diffrent mc world or will it affect all
    of my worlds and also will this be permanent or is it temporary

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  63. I tried this today 5 times and it not worked..

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  64. You sirs, are all Idiots. Seriously? What dumbass tried to jump in lava expecting any of this to actually happen? It's a creatively written fiction using minecraft as the medium to express an idea. And give the guy a break. Who the fuck cares he changed persons or tense or whatever. It was enjoyable.

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  65. In Minecraft This only works for people who have killed a Creeper over 400 timed :/ But I had to buy new speakers so I don't Hear the crying anymore

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  66. i idint lost my diamond armor but my dog in minecraft died and my
    ultimate enchanted golden budder sword is lost
    WHAT A BAD LUCK!!!!!!!:Onedaviduok

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