Copyright 2016 Mark Mulle
Published by Mark Mulle at Shakespir
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This short story is for your reading pleasure. The characters in this “Minecraft Adventure Series” such as Steve, Endermen or Herobrine…etc are based on the Minecraft Game coming from Minecraft ®/TM & © 2009-2013 Mojang / Notch
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Steve logged into Minecraft and saw with relief that his house was still there. He knew it had been about six months since the last time he had to rebuild it and nothing had happened since then. Even so, he still felt nervous anytime he logged into his game. After losing his house twice, Steve really didn’t feel like building it yet again.
But his house stood in front of him. This time, he had made it a bit smaller. Even though Steve was hoping that it would never be destroyed again, he had luck against him. So the house was only four rooms. Maybe if he went a year without it getting crushed, he would want to add onto it.
Steve opened the door to his house and stepped inside. There was a fire roaring in the fireplace. He had decorated it with paintings and had some nice weapons he had crafted on display. Yeah, the place was smaller but it was also cozy.
Steve went into his bedroom to get some equipment from his trunk. He was thinking about going out to the mountains and see if he could find a new cave to explore. As he rummaged around for his things, he heard the front door of his house open and close.
Alarmed, Steve equipped his sword and shield. Slowly, he crept towards the living room. It was day time. Normally, that meant a hostile mob wouldn’t have just invited itself in his house.
But Steve wasn’t a typical Minecraft user.
He burst into his living room, prepared to fight. But then he stopped and sighed, lowering his sword.
“Couldn’t you knock?” He demanded.
His friend, Herobrine, shrugged, “Didn’t expect you’d come jumping in here fully armed.”
Steve hadn’t seen Herobrine in a few months. After they had taken down the Scarlet Hero, and Beth in the Snow Labyrinth, things had been quiet. He was glad to see his friend but also a little nervous. If Herobrine was here, it must mean something was going on.
“I have to be. After everything we have been through, how could I not be?” Steve said, sitting down in a chair.
Herobrine had only grown more powerful in the months that had passed since the labyrinth. Steve was powerful as well but Herobrine seemed to be directly tied into the game code itself. Since he was, he could move around freely in the game, including sections Steve still hadn’t been in.
“What brings you here?” Steve asked curiously.
Herobrine leaned forward, “I’ve been tracking something down these last few months.”
“What is it?”
For the first time in a long time, a glimmer of excitement crossed Herobrine’s face as he said, “The Oasis.”
Steve frowned, “The what?”
“The Oasis.”Herobrine repeated as if saying it again would let Steve know what it was.
“Buddy, you’re going to have to give me a little more information than that. I don’t know what the Oasis is.”
“The Oasis is sort of like the Snow Labyrinth.”
“Why in the world would I want to go to a place similar to that?” Steve asked, shuddering at the thought of the dreaded labyrinth.
“It’s a place of legend in the game. I wasn’t even sure if it was real. But the power we use, we put it in the game but where does it go?” Herobrine asked.
Steve frowned, “I just assumed it vanished.”
But he was shaking his head, “No, no. Whenever we use power or modify anything in the game, the change doesn’t just vanish. The power we use has to sit in a server somewhere.”
“So, this entire time we have been using powers, including when we fought Scarlet Hero and Beth, the residual power has been dumping into a server somewhere?”
Herobrine nodded, “Yes, that’s right.”
“And why do you want to go there?”
“That source of power is going to build up over too long and could potentially explode into the game. If we allow our powers to explode into the rest of the servers, it could crash the entire Minecraft game.”
“Why are you just telling me this now? This seems like it could be serious.”
“With everything going on, I didn’t want you to be worrying about something we couldn’t do anything about. Our power has been dumping into the Oasis but I finally think I found its location.”
“So, what? We’re going to go there and…”
“We’re going to go there and destroy the Oasis. If we leak the power out safely, then we don’t have to worry about it building up and exploding.”
“Sounds straight forward enough.” Steve said, “So I’m sure something will go wrong.”
“Hey, it’ll be fine. What could go wrong?” Herobrine said, standing up.
“Something, I’m sure.” Steve grumbled under his breath
It took a few days for Herobrine and Steve to map out their journey to the Oasis. It involved server jumping which Steve had never done before. Herobrine was used to leaping across the game but Steve usually stuck close to home.
The plan was simple – server jump to the Oasis which apparently would be brimming with power they had used over their time together in Minecraft. Herobrine and Steve would then connect to the energy and slowly leak it out into other servers in the game.
“If this goes well, then we can do this every few months. That way we don’t have to worry about our power ruining the game.” Herobrine said as they got ready to leave.
“Alright. Well, let’s do this.” Steve said.
Together, they closed their eyes and felt out the world of Minecraft. The lines of code formed in front of Steve’s eyes. They moved through it swiftly although Herobrine took the lead. It felt like ages of sorting and moving through code. Finally, however, Herobrine connected to the Oasis server. Steve jumped onto the connection and then they were being pulled towards it.
A few seconds later, Steve felt himself land on the ground of a new server. They landed on their feet and looked around.
It was like Herobrine said it would be. All around them was a desert. But a short walk in front of them was a gorgeous oasis. There was a beautiful light blue pool of water that seemed to twinkle in the scalding hot sun. Long palm trees looked as if they were brushing against the sky.
Steve had seen deserts before in Minecraft but there was something different about this one. The air seemed to be brimming with a dangerous energy. He couldn’t believe all their power had been dumped here.
“Best to drain this power out slowly.”Herobrine said to him over his shoulder as he headed towards the oasis.
Steve followed him. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. In fact, if Steve couldn’t sense the energy, he never would have thought this place was odd at all.
They soon reached the oasis. In the middle of the pool of water was what looked to be a shining orb. It was crackling with electricity which filled the pool with sparks.
“Alright, I’m going to connect with that orb. I’m going to go into the game code so the electricity won’t affect me. Stay here on the shore and wait to connect to me when I pull you, alright?” Herobrine explained.
Steve nodded and then Herobrine disappeared. He could feel his friend connecting to the orb in the center of the pool and then reached out for him. Steve connected to Herobrine.
Together, the two of them began to slowly leak the power out into other servers in the game. The process was slow going. There was a lot of energy that was built up. Dumping too much at once could cause a server to explode.
After about an hour of this, Steve sensed something was going wrong. He was somehow losing his grip on the power and the server connection. He tried to tighten his grip on it but that just seemed to make it worse.
Suddenly, Herobrine appeared in front of his eyes and went flying back. He smashed into Steve. They rolled along the sand and quickly scrambled to their feet.
“What is going on?” Steve asked.
“Someone else was waiting for us to connect!” Herobrine explained, “In another server, they were connected somehow. They’ve started dragging the power towards them!”
“What?” He exclaimed, “How is that even possible?”
“I don’t know but the entire Oasis is unstable now!”
As if the oasis heard Herobrine, the ground shook underneath their feet. The water in the pool began to rise somehow, and flood over the sand. The two friends turned around and began to run although Steve wasn’t sure where they were going. There was nothing around for miles.
“I told you something was going to go wrong!” Steve cried.
Herobrine didn’t reply because there was a violent shaking along the sand covered ground. Steve lost his footing and hit the ground. Sand filled his mouth and he spat it out. The water in the pool was washing over the sand now. The wet sand was even harder to run across.
Herobrine stopped to help Steve get up and went, “I can’t connect to any other server! We’re blocked somehow!”
Somehow, in a sight that Steve had never seen before, there was a wave of sand coming towards them. It was mixed with the water and was humongous. It looked like a tidal wave. As it towered over them, Steve knew there was nowhere for them to run.
“Get ready!” He shouted.
Then the wave of sand crashed down upon them.
The sand wave slammed down on Steve and Herobrine. It was a strange mix of both sand and water. But wet sand is impossible to walk through – forget swimming through it. Steve was swept along with the wave as he was torn apart from Herobrine.
The entire server seemed to be imploding. As Steve flailed around in the wave, kicking his feet which did nothing in the thick sand, he could feel the server give one last violent shake and then it went still.
Steve rolled out along the sand as the wave finally ended. Rolling on his back, he gasped for air and tried to get the sand out of his mouth and nose. It tasted disgusting. Then he looked around.
He was somewhere in the middle of the desert. There was no sign of the Oasis. There was no sign of Herobrine either. He seemed to be completely alone. Steve got to his feet and called out for his friend. But there was no reply.
“Wonderful,” Steve grumbled, “The server has shut down and we can’t get out of here. I can’t sense Herobrine. Someone sucked up power on another server. Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. Of course.”
He was going to call for Herobrine again when a pile of sand began to move. He turned around, hoping it was his friend.
Naturally, it wasn’t.
Skeletons rose out of the sand, bones rattling loudly. There were three of them and they were heading directly towards Steve. One had a bow and the other two had giant swords. He had never seen skeletons come out of sand like that before. It was worrisome to know that at any time these creatures were underneath them, ready to strike.
The skeletons moved a bit slower than he was expecting. Steve assumed it was because they were carrying giant swords and were covered in sand. He was going to use this for his advantage.
Equipping his shield and sword, Steve got ready for the attack. The archer fired a bow and Steve rolled out of the way, slicing his sword up through the air to attack one of the other skeletons.
This skeleton took a step back, barely missing being struck. The second skeleton lunged, dragging its sword through the sand before raising it over its head. The massive sword glinted in the sunlight. The skeleton looked down at Steve. If it could have an expression, it would have looked almost victorious – it clearly thought it had got Steve trapped.
But the sword slowed the skeleton down. Steve was faster and attacked quickly. The skeleton turned to sand in front of his eyes. At the same time, the archer let another arrow fire through the air.
Steve barely deflected it in time with his shield. The skeleton remaining with the sword spun around and struck. Steve practically lost his footing and almost hit the ground. He stumbled and ducked just as an arrow soared over his head.
He brought his sword up and deflected a hit from the skeleton. As the skeleton got ready to bring its sword down again, Steve hit it. The skeleton fell backwards and he brought his sword down, turning it to sand. The two skeletons with the large swords had turned into nothing but sand now. They were small piles in the desert.
That just left the archer. As another arrow narrowly missed him, Steve took off at a run towards it. The skeleton was trying to notch another arrow in its bow when Steve took it down.
Out of breath, he looked around. There were no more skeletons. He tried to reach out to Herobrine but it was as if he had been completely cut off from his ability to connect to the game.
Trying not to panic, Steve attempted to gather his thoughts. They had been draining the power. Someone else took the power into another server and caused this one to implode. Who was doing something like that? They would have had to have been waiting for the two of them to come to the Oasis to drain it.
Steve called out for Herobrine but knew he wasn’t going to get a reply. All he could do was start walking and hope he found his friend – and a way out of here.
Steve walked for hours and nothing changed. He was truly lost in the desert. When he logged out of the game that night, he tried to think of what he could do differently. He knew when he logged back into the game that he would still be in the Oasis.
So, instead of logging directly back in the next day, he called up Elena instead.
“Long time no talk.” Elena said on the other line.
That was true. After stopping Elena’s sister, Beth, from using the Snow Labyrinth against everyone in the game, the two had patched things up. Steve knew that Elena still played Minecraft but she was much more of a casual user than he was.
Even so, he explained what happened in the game yesterday. When he finished, he could hear Elena smacking on her gum, lost in thought.
“So you can’t use your little Minecraft magic?” She finally said.
Steve sighed. No matter how often he tried to explain that Herobrine and himself didn’t do ‘Minecraft magic’, Elena always called it that. He had long since given up on correcting her.
“Right, I can’t change the game or connect to any other server. I can’t find Herobrine either.”
“Your friend gets lost a lot.”
“Okay, the second time he got lost, it was because of your sister.” Steve argued.
“Alright, alright. Point taken. What do you want me to do?”
“You can modify the game a little, right?”
“Yeah, whatever Beth did to my character stayed in place. I mean, I can’t do what Herobrine can do. Or you. But I can do a little.”
“I need you to try to connect to the server and see if you can make a pathway for me to leave from. I’ll walk you through it on the phone.”
Elena hesitated, “No offense, Steve, but all your power in Minecraft just seems to lead you to a lot of trouble. You said someone was connected to the game and used the power you were trying to get rid of. That means that someone is trying to be more powerful than you in Minecraft. Again.”
“Sure it isn’t your sister?” Steve joked.
“Yeah, she’s lost all interest in Minecraft since we patched things up,” She sighed, “Which I still owe you for. So I’ll help you out. But I have a bad feeling.”
“You and me both.”
Like Steve thought, when he logged back into Minecraft, he was still in the Oasis. Everything remained unchanged. The sand had dried out a little from the wave. Steve looked around. In the distance, he thought he could see the pool of water. He decided he’d go back there. It would be easier for Elena to connect to the server if she had some sort of landmark to go off of.
Once he got back to the actual oasis, Steve realized the glowing orb was gone. They had dispelled the power like they had been hoping – but who had it now? Pushing the thought from his mind for now, Steve called up Elena. He walked her through the process to connect to the server.
“Alright, I’m going to try to open an exit for you. What about Herobrine?”
“I’m hoping he will sense the exit. If he doesn’t, then I can try to figure out a way to come back here and get him. But I need my abilities back to be useful.” Steve explained.
“Here I go.” Elena said.
Steve could instantly see the portal opening in the middle of the pool of water. Relief swept through him. It was working! He took a step towards it –
And then Elena came flying through the portal. She landed with a splash in the water. Instantly, the portal closed behind her.
On the phone, Elena said dryly, “Well. That didn’t work. What a surprise.”
Steve ran over to her, helping her up and making sure she was okay. He heard Elena hang up in the phone. No point now since they could talk to each other in the game.
She looked around and then crossed her arms, glaring at Steve, “Now what? I’m stuck here too.”
“The person who took the energy must have something set up so that no one can leave this place,” Steve thought aloud, “They must have planned this out.”
“That’s great for them. Really.” Elena said in a sarcastic tone, “But now I’m stuck here too!”
“Can you connect to anything? Any abilities on your end?” Steve asked urgently, “You weren’t here when the power surge happened. Maybe you were pulled through but still have some abilities.”
“You’re over estimating what I can do here, Steve. Whatever powers you have, I never had anything on that level. I can’t feel Herobrine or a way out, if that is what you are asking.”
“Try anyway.” Steve urged.
Elena sighed and closed her eyes. He didn’t think anything would happen but it was worth a shot. Now not only was Herobrine and himself stuck here, but Elena was too. But the fact that she came through the portal after the power surge could have left her with some sort of ability.
She frowned, “I see something. A palace? Is that even possible?”
“How are you seeing it?” Steve asked, surprised.
Elena shook her head, “No idea. You tell me.”
“I thought maybe if you had come through the portal, you could have some sort of abilities. Going through the portal might have left you with some powers that I don’t have right now.”
She finally opened her eyes and pointed to the west, “There’s a palace over there. That’s all I saw when I focused on the server. No idea if Herobrine is there.”
“Better than nothing. Let’s go.”
Together, they walked in silence away from the Oasis. The sand kicked up around Steve’s feet as they walked. Next to him, Elena grumbled under her breath about being stuck here. They didn’t say much else.
An hour later, Steve saw what Elena had seen. There was a palace rising in front of them. He had never seen something like this in Minecraft before. It had golden orbs instead of a flat roof, and looked like something out of an Arabian fairy tale.
Elena came to a sudden stop. Steve looked over at her.
“Are you okay?”
“Something in the distance. No, not the palace. Look over there.” She pointed.
Steve followed her finger and saw something in the piles of sand. There was something glimmering there – a diamond or something. Steve saw it flash three times and then stop.
“I think it’s Herobrine!” He exclaimed.
Together, they took off towards the flashing light.
As they got closer, Steve realized it was a small tent that had been set up. There was a diamond swinging on a string outside of the tent which was how it was flashing. They slowed down when they came closer to the tent just in case it was filled with skeletons instead.
But Herobrine stuck his head out of the tent flaps, “Finally. Took you long enough.” He frowned, “Elena?”
“Hi, Herobrine. In trouble again, I see?” Elena waved.
“Why is she here?” Herobrine asked.
Steve filled Herobrine in on what had been happening on his end. When he finished, Herobrine looked lost in thought.
“Elena might be the only one here that has powers. Like you said, the fact she came through the portal might have given her some extra abilities since we lost ours. In any case, Elena might be the biggest help we have in figuring out what is going on.”
“What about you?” Steve asked.
“After the wave split us up, I ended up in the middle of the desert. Walked for a long time and tried to get a connection going with you or another server. No luck. It is almost as if you and I are just regular Minecraft players down here.”
“Feels weird.” Steve admitted.
“Welcome to the rest of the Minecraft.” Elena joked again, plopping down inside Herobrine’s tent.
“Where did you find the tent, anyway, if you can’t pull it from another place?” Steve asked curiously.
“There was a cave nearby. I explored it but there was nothing of importance in there besides this tent. Someone had been there recently. So I took the tent and set off to try to find you. When I saw the palace, I decided to set up camp and wait until I found you.”
“Do you know anything about the palace?” Steve asked.
At the same time, Elena went, “Who would have been in the cave recently?”
“Your guess is as good as mine on both questions.” Herobrine replied to the two of them.
Steve turned to look at the palace, “I haven’t seen anything like that before.”
“Do you think people live here? Or that the palace is empty?” Steve wondered aloud, knowing that Herobrine didn’t know either.
Elena stuck her head out of the tent, “So, what are we going to do? Go up to the palace? We don’t really have a choice, do we?”
Herobrine looked over at Elena, “Can you sense anything about it?”
She frowned, “You make it sound so simple like all these powers are second nature to me. I don’t think I’m nearly as strong as the two of you were. So don’t get too excited. I don’t think I’m going to be wielding any impressive Minecraft magic anytime soon.”
“Just see if you can sense anything.” He urged.
Elena closed her eyes. Steve was hoping for something. She had sensed, after all, that Herobrine was nearby. But when she opened her eyes, she shook her head.
“Nothing, sorry. All I have now is a headache.”
“We have no choice but to go to the palace.” Herobrine said.
“Wait. I mean, let’s think this through. What if we are being led to the palace? We came here and someone took the power from us. Someone is in another server, wielding as much as power as we had. We have no idea who they are. But the palace is the only thing we’ve seen here besides the Oasis and that cave. It’d logically be where we go to next.”
Herobrine nodded, “True. Good points. But they were not banking on us having Elena.”
“Whoa, slow down,” She said, getting out of the tent, “Herobrine, I don’t have any special abilities. Hello? I couldn’t sense the palace at all just now.”
“Okay, so they aren’t perfect. But they are better than no powers at all.” Herobrine replied.
“Yeah, plus you sensed what direction Herobrine was in.” Steve pointed out.
“I just don’t want everyone getting their hopes up.” Elena said as she got to her feet.
“The palace is the next logical place to go…which probably means there will be something waiting for us,” Herobrine said, “So be ready.”
Together, the group set off towards the palace.
Even though the palace was massive and sprawling, it ended up being farther away than anyone had been planning. After two hours of walking, Elena was yawning. Steve couldn’t blame her. It wasn’t exactly thrilling. Nothing attacked them. There was just sand everywhere.
Finally, Elena spoke up, “Isn’t that the cave you went in before? I still think we should look at it more before we go to the palace.”
“Nothing was there.” Herobrine repeated, “I told you, besides the tent, nothing.”
“Alright, you got me. I want a nap. Can’t we go to the palace later?” Elena said as she set off towards the cave, “I’ll log off, nap, and come back later. No offense but this isn’t very interesting –”
Elena had almost reached the cave when the sand began to part. She stumbled backwards as five skeletons came out of the sand. It all happened so fast that Steve hardly had time to equip his weapons to go after Elena.
One of the skeletons slammed its massive sword down into the ground. Elena rolled away as the sword struck the sand next to her.
“Alright, apparently we shouldn’t be going this way!” She cried out, scrambling to her feet.
Steve tossed Herobrine an extra sword from his inventory. Herobrine usually fought by altering the game. Now that he couldn’t, Steve wasn’t sure how good his friend actually was at just straight fighting.
But he didn’t have to worry. Herobrine had become this powerful in Minecraft for a reason – he was a fantastic player. Even without his special connection to the game, he darted around the battle with ease, dispatching two of the skeletons closest to Elena.
Elena was notching an arrow in her bow. She let one fly and it stuck a skeleton that was behind Steve. As it stumbled, Steve whirled around and finished it off.
The two remaining skeletons barreled towards Elena. Steve guessed it was because she had been the one that had triggered the trap near the cave. She fired an arrow but it missed.
Herobrine leapt forward and struck down the skeleton that was nearing Elena first. The two rolled through the sand together before he managed to strike it down with his sword. Meanwhile, Steve smashed into the other skeleton. It fell down on the sand.
Elena hit it with two arrows rapidly and it crumbled back into sand. The air around them went still. There were no other skeletons. Steve helped her to her feet. She brushed the sand off of her.
“So, we’re being led towards the palace now.” Herobrine said, rejoining them.
“Not exactly reassuring. That definitely means someone is waiting for us there.” Steve went.
“Just be on your guard. We have to go there now.”
Once again, they set off. Elena stifled another yawn. Steve knew she had been hoping to get a nap in but it didn’t seem as if they were going to be able to. Whoever was controlling the server wanted them at the palace.
So to the palace they went.
When they finally reached the palace walls, Steve had been expecting skeletons to be waiting. But there was nothing. A breeze had kicked up, making the sand spin around them. In the distance, Steve could see what looked to be a sand storm slowly coming towards them.
“We need to get inside. That sand storm looks bad.” Steve said to Herobrine and Elena.
“So, let’s get this started. I’m going to knock.” Elena said and before anyone could stop her, she started hitting on the door, “Hey! We’re here! This is what you wanted, right? Let us in!”
“Not very subtle.”Herobrine remarked.
“Attacking us with skeletons when I just wanted a nap wasn’t subtle either.” Elena grumbled.
As if it had heard her, the door opened up, allowing them into the palace grounds. They followed Elena in. Steve wasn’t sure what the grounds were going to look like. But he came to a stop when he saw them.
The palace grounds were more like gardens. They were covered in flowers and trees, with a river of water snaking across the palace. There was no one else in sight.
“Wow.” Elena whispered.
Even Herobrine had fallen slightly, taken aback by how pretty everything was. Somehow, even the temperature was cooler. Elena crouched next to the river of water but didn’t touch it.
“Looks delicious and I’m really thirsty but what if there is something wrong with it?” She said over her shoulder.
“Good thinking. Be alert. Everything here looks nice but we don’t know what is lurking behind the corners.” Herobrine said.
“I thought for sure after all the trouble of getting us here; someone would want to greet us.” Steve said.
But there was no sign of anyone. As they walked through the garden, Steve gripped his sword, expecting a creature to appear. But the gardens were silent.
“Look, a door.” Herobrine pointed.
Elena hurried over to it and banged on it again. She shouted to be allowed inside but this time, the door didn’t open. She tried again but the door remained shut. Turning the handle to see if it would open, Elena shrugged.
“Maybe there’s a key around here.” Steve said.
As they spread out across the gardens to find a key, Steve couldn’t help but think it was pointless. There wasn’t going to be a key just waiting to be plucked out of a tree. Someone had allowed them into the palace grounds. There was a reason they couldn’t get inside the palace. Maybe whoever was behind this didn’t want them in the palace yet.
“That sand storm is coming over here,” Elena said, “We should make camp at the very least. If they don’t want us in the palace, we need to be ready for the storm.”
Finding a grove of trees, the three of them set up a camp as quickly as they could. They set up Herobrine’s tent, which Elena promptly slipped into.
“I’m napping. I’ll log in again in an hour. No, Steve, I need my beauty rest, okay?” She cut him off and then waved.
A second later, Elena had logged off. Alone with Herobrine, the two hunkered down in the tent.
“Wish she would have stayed.” Steve said.
“She’s right though. She needs her rest. Elena isn’t as serious of a Minecraft player as we are. She has lots going outside of this game. We can’t expect her to stay in here all day just because we need her powers.”
“Feels so weird,” Steve said, “Not having any connection to the game. I never realized how much I rely on it.”
“We fell right into someone’s trap.” Herobrine said with a sigh.
Steve could hear the wind picking up outside. The sand storm was definitely rolling in now. They had tried to put up the tent behind some trees to block out the wind and sand but Steve wasn’t so sure how much the tent could actually withstand.
“Someone was waiting for us to come here and get rid of the power. But who? I mean, you said it yourself. You tried to find the Oasis for a while now.”
“I don’t know. Someone knew where the server was but couldn’t get to it themselves. So they connected to it and just waited for us to get there.”
“So now, someone has all that power and we have nothing.”
“We have Elena.” Herobrine pointed out.
“Yeah, we got lucky, I guess. I thought she’d be able to get us out, not sucked in. But at least she has some connection to the game now. Even so, you said it yourself. She isn’t an experienced player. Someone like that shouldn’t have those abilities.”
“Well, she’s been with us through a lot. She was determined to help stop her sister when Beth tried that crazy Snow Labyrinth stuff. She came to help me. She’s a good friend. So we just have to make sure we help her too.” Steve said firmly.
Herobrine nodded in agreement as the sand started to hit the side of the tent. The force of it was powerful and the tent began to shake.
“Wish we had a better tent.” Steve admitted as the storm seemed to grow more violent.
“At least we have a tent. I got lucky finding it. Let’s just hope we can wait out this storm.”
They hunkered down together, ready to try to wait out the sand storm.
The sand storm wasn’t small. It felt as if it went on for hours but in reality, it was probably only an hour. It just felt longer due to how intense it was. The sand rained down on the tent which was barely able to hold together.
After an hour of this, it seemed as if the storm was finally slowing down. Steve let out a sigh of relief that the storm hadn’t destroyed the tent.
And then he heard a low growl.
Alarmed, he looked over at Herobrine. His friend had heard it as well and blinked in surprise. They heard the growl again and suddenly, the tent was ripped up by something and tossed away from them. It went flying through the air and left them exposed.
Above them was a creature that Steve had never seen before. It was a creature made completely out of sand. It had jagged sharp teeth that glimmered like diamonds in its mouth. Its hands had talons on the ends that looked deadly.
Steve pushed Herobrine out of the way as the creature swiped at them. He ducked and the talons whizzed over his head, barely missing him. Herobrine tried to attack but his sword bounced off of its skin.
“The sand is too hard!” Herobrine shouted at him as the creature knocked Steve back.
Steve went flying backwards, slamming against the palace walls. The storm was starting to pick up again. The creature let out a roar which made the ground shake underneath his feet.
Then the creature whirled around and tried to attack Herobrine. Luckily, his friend was a lot faster than he was. He darted underneath the creature’s claws and brought his sword up against the bottom of it.
But the sword did nothing to the creature. Herobrine was right – the sand had hardened to stone. Swords bounced off of it.
Steve had to close his eyes as the sand whipped around him. He tried to cover his face and still see where he was going but it was almost impossible. The creature didn’t seem to be bothered by the sand that was flying around them.
Herobrine was hit and went flying back. He fell into the stream and rolled over on his back. The creature was heading towards Steve now. But between the wind and the sand, there was nothing he could do. He felt the creature smack his sword out of his arm and then pick him up.
He went swooping up into the air. The creature tightened its grip on him. Steve tried to open his eyes but sand got in his eyes and stung. Forced to close them, he had no idea how he was going to get out of this one. Was this really it?
“Hey! Put him down!” Someone cried.
A second later, the creature let out a roar. Its grip on Steve loosened. He went plummeting down to the ground and landed in the middle of a shrub. Rolling away from it, he tried to look up to see who had saved him.
Elena had logged in at the perfect time. She stared the creature down, seemingly unaffected by the sand that was flying through the air. Trying to protect his eyes, he watched as Elena leapt forward and shot her bow directly at the creature’s face.
It let out a roar that was so loud, Steve winced. Elena rolled forward, dodging its attack. Her speed was enhanced and it didn’t come close to hitting her. With another arrow striking the creature, it toppled forward and landed, crushing the tent.
Then the storm stopped. Steve was able to watch as the creature turned to sand in front of his eyes. Elena hurried over to him.
“Are you okay? Good thing I logged in, right? That was close!” She helped him sit up.
“I’m okay. A little dizzy.”
Elena rummaged through her inventory and handed Steve a health potion. He drank it in one gulp and then looked around.
“Herobrine was knocked down somewhere.”
“Stay here. Let the potion help you before you go running around.”
Steve watched Elena go over to find where Herobrine had landed. The potion was instantly helping him. The dizzy feeling was going away and he was able to stand up. Something blinked in the sun and he went over to the pile of sand.
Sifting through it, Steve found what he had seen shining. It was a key inlaid with diamonds.
“Found him!” Elena called.
Keeping the key, he turned around and hurried over to Herobrine. Elena was giving him a health potion as well. Herobrine winced.
“That thing was strong.” He said to Steve.
“Sure was. I haven’t seen anything like that before. Look, though, it dropped a key.” He showed them the key and then asked Elena, “The sand storm didn’t bother you?”
“No,” She replied, “Maybe because of my Minecraft magic.”
“You moved quicker as well. We got lucky you logged in. That thing was going to crush us.” Steve went.
“You have a key though. I bet that is going to be how we get inside.” Herobrine said, getting to his feet.
“Let’s find out.”
Steve went over to the door and slipped the key in the lock. With a soft turn, the lock clicked and the door to the palace swung open.
They stepped inside the palace. All three of them got ready to be attacked but there was nothing. The hallway stretched out before them. There were no doors besides one at the very end. The floor was tiled and painted with beautiful designs. The walls were white marble and torches lit up the area.
Elena wrinkled her nose, “Really dusty in here. Great for my allergies.”
Steve laughed a little as they looked around, “Do you sense anything?”
“Me?” Elena pointed to herself and then looked as if she was trying hard to feel something, “No.”
“Did you feel anything when you fought that monster?” Herobrine whispered.
“Yeah. That thing had a lot of energy coming off of it. I didn’t even notice the sand storm. I just saw Steve in trouble and went for it. So my Minecraft magic just sort of decides when it wants to work, I think.” Elena replied as they walked down the hallway.
“Be prepared for anything that could be behind this door, alright?” Herobrine warned as they stopped in front of it.
Steve and Elena nodded. Then Herobrine opened the door and they stepped inside the main room of the palace. Steve felt his breath catch at the sight of such a beautiful room. The ceiling was raised and had massive windows shining down into the center of the room. The floor was inlaid with rubies which glimmered underneath the sunlight. Marble pillars held up the ceiling.
In the very center of the room, directly underneath the sunlight, was a throne. It was made out of gold and jewels were seemingly covering every inch of it. It was tall, and Steve thought anyone who sat in it must look very small compared to how large the throne itself was.
He took a step towards it. Elena was looking around the room as Herobrine was admiring one of the paintings that were on the farthest wall.
“This is amazing,” Steve heard Elena say, “I mean, this is gorgeous. Do you think I’d get attacked if I tried to sit on the throne?”
“I’d try to avoid sitting there,” Steve said, “Whoever led us here probably thinks the throne is for them.”
Behind the throne were five doors. They were all shut but were the only exits. How in the world could they figure out where to go next? Steve turned around to ask Herobrine for advice when one of the doors suddenly slammed open.
Alarmed, he turned around. To his horror, ghasts were floating into the throne room. They were making their loud wailing noises as they floated in. Steve counted five of them.
“Okay, that’s bad, right?” Elena asked loudly, “Don’t those things shoot fireballs?”
As if hearing her, one of the ghasts let a fireball fly towards her. Elena yelped and ducked behind one of the pillars. Steve hadn’t fought any ghasts since the strange ones back in the Snow Labyrinth.
The second ghast seemed to lock onto Steve. With a wail, a fireball was sent spiraling through the air. He managed to bring his shield up in time to deflect the hit. The fireball bounced back towards the ghast, slamming into it. It turned to ash in front of his eyes.
Herobrine was moving swiftly through the pack, as if he could take them all on himself. For the second time that day, Steve was glad his friend was so skilled in combat. He watched as Herobrine took two of the ghasts down from behind.
That only left two. Elena let an arrow fly from behind the pillar. It struck one of the ghasts. In return, it let another fireball slice through the air. She lowered her head and it hit the pillar.
As Elena squared off against that ghast, Steve was trying to lure the other one towards him. Herobrine was attempting to sneak up on it but it seemed to sense that he was there because right before he struck, the ghast spun around. Letting a fireball fly, it struck Herobrine squarely in the chest.
Herobrine hit the ground, out of breath. Panicked at his friend being hit, Steve leapt forward and brought his sword down on the ghast while it was distracted. Next to him, the final ghast also turned to sand from another arrow sent by Elena.
Steve crouched next to his friend. His armor was dented from the blast. Elena was fumbling for a healing potion in her inventory.
“Are you okay?” Steve asked.
“Been a while since I took a fireball to the chest.”Herobrine said with a groan.
“Here,” Elena handed Herobrine a healing potion, “But I’m going through them too fast. We have to try to stop getting injured.”
“Normally, we don’t have to worry about injuries. Our abilities made it hard to get hurt.” Steve explained.
“Well, you can get hurt now.” Elena said seriously as they waited for Herobrine to drink the potion.
Instead, he shoved the bottle back towards Elena, “She’s right. I can heal on my own. I don’t want to waste them. Not with us not sure when or if we will be able to make more.”
“Are you sure?” Steve asked, concerned.
“I’m sure. Come on. Help me up.”
Steve helped Herobrine to his feet. Then they look at the open door that the ghasts had come through.
“Should we go through there?” Steve wondered aloud.
“What else are we going to do?” Elena asked, “It still feels like we are being led somewhere though. Maybe we should see if we can break open another door instead.”
Herobrine nodded in agreement, “Someone led us to this palace and just want us to go on the path they have set up. Even if we are attacked again, I think we should try to go through another door.”
Ignoring the open door, the group went over to the other four. Elena put her hand on each one and closed her eyes, as if she was trying to sense if something was on the other side of them. After a few minutes, she shrugged, indicating she couldn’t pick up anything.
Each door had a gold lock on them. Herobrine broke each lock off. Then they opened each door to see where it led. Each hallway was a different color. The group looked down each one before staring at each other.
“Now what? We just pick one to go down?” Elena asked.
“Sure you can’t sense anything now that they are open?” Steve said.
Elena turned back to the doors with a sigh. She closed her eyes. Herobrine and Steve watched her. She frowned.
“The blue hallway – there is a lot of energy coming down from there. I can’t tell what is causing it.”
“Then we go down this one. Be ready.” Steve said.
Together, they headed down the blue hallway.
The hallway seemed to be endless. There were no other doors. Steve had no idea how the palace could be so large yet have no doors to lead to the other wings. The group pushed on, determined to get to the bottom of what was occurring.
After a while, Steve noticed that Elena was lagging behind. He stopped and turned around to look at her. Her skin was pale and she was leaning against the wall.
“Are you okay?” He asked.
“This whole hallway is brimming with energy. It feels as if it’s feeding off me.” Elena said as she sunk to the ground.
Concerned, Herobrine crouched next to her. Her teeth were chattering as if she was very cold even though the palace felt humid.
“What could be causing this?” Steve asked, worried.
“I don’t know.” Herobrine admitted.
Then Elena looked around, panicked, “Something is coming. Something large. I don’t know what. I can just feel it.”
Steve pulled out his sword and looked around, ready for an enemy to leap out at them. But instead, he felt the ground underneath his feet begin to shake. Herobrine was helping Elena get up.
Then he saw it. From the direction they had come, a massive torrent of water was rushing down the hallway. Out of everything Steve had been expecting, a flood was not one of those things. Letting out an alarmed noise, he turned around and began to run.
Behind him, Herobrine and Elena also ran. Elena seemed to be pushing aside how sick she felt as the water barreled towards them.
But Steve knew there was no way they were going to be able to out run it. There was no end to the hallway and the water was moving quicker than they were. Letting out a panicked noise, he tried to pick up his speed.
But it was useless. The water slammed into the three of them and sucked them up. Steve got a mouthful of water as the torrent pushed him down the hallway. He reached out and grabbed Elena. Holding onto her arm, all he could do was kick his legs against the powerful current. Herobrine was pulled ahead of them.
The rushing water took them down the hallway. At one point, Steve’s head broke the surface of the water. He managed to suck in air before he was pulled back under. The entire thing reminded him of when they had fallen below the Snow Labryinth and went over a waterfall.
Steve really hoped there wasn’t a waterfall at the end of this.
Suddenly, they were thrown free through the door at the end of the hallway. For a few seconds, there was nothing underneath Steve. Then he was toppling downwards, far, far below, farther than even made sense.
He landed into a pool of water. Herobrine and Elena hit the water next to him as well. He gasped for air as the water drained out above their heads. Elena floated to the surface. She was unconscious. Panicked, Steve swam over to her.
“Elena!” He said.
But she didn’t reply. Next to him, Herobrine was looking around the room. There was a ledge nearby. They took Elena over to it. Steve pulled her over the edge and then sat down next to her.
She began to stir. Relief swept through him that she would be okay. He then looked around the room as well. They were in what looked to be some sort of drainage pool. Above them, windows allowed the sunlight to pour in.
“What happened there?” Steve said, still coughing up water.
Elena moaned as she sat up. She began to cough as well before looking over at them.
“Are you okay?” Herobrine asked her.
“Been better. What happened?” She echoed Steve’s words.
“No idea. Water just came down the hallway and pushed us down here. Into basically just a basin of water. What is this place?” Steve wondered aloud.
“I don’t know. I doubt, however, that water is supposed to be launched down that hallway. Look.” Herobrine pointed.
Steve saw that the hallway ended and a ladder was there to take whoever was walking down it to the ledge below. Herobrine was right. The water wasn’t supposed to send them flying down the hallway like that.
“So, someone got angry we went down the wrong pathway.”
“They can modify this world,” Herobrine went, “Just like we used to be able to.”
“They understand the power they took from us. That makes them even more dangerous. Come on. I think there is an exit this way.” Steve said and walked towards a heavy metal door.
He tried to open it but the handle was stuck. Herobrine came over and tried to help him open it but it didn’t work. Elena stayed sitting on the ground, still looking a bit sick.
“Maybe I’m connected to the world or something? I don’t know. I feel terrible though, honestly.” She grumbled and closed her eyes.
“This is stuck. Maybe we can try to break it down with our force.” Steve suggested.
It was then that the water began to bubble and froth. Herobrine reached over and pulled Elena away from the ledge.
To Steve’s horror, two elder guardians appeared on the surface of the water. They were both staring at the group.
“Okay, this is very bad.” Elena said, clearly trying to push how sick she felt aside.
“Probably too late to wish we had just gone on the path the person was creating for us.” Steve said, equipping his bow.
“Elena, I know you don’t feel well, but can you try to get the door open? Steve and I will try to take care of the elder guardians.”
Elena hurried over to the door and placed her hands against it. Steve knew she was mirroring what she had seen them do before. He only hoped that it would work. Ahead of him, one of the elder guardians began to change colors, signaling that it was going to try to strike one of them with it.
He let an arrow soar towards the elder guardian. But it fired its sparks and deflected the blast.
“That won’t work,” Herobrine called out to him, “They’ll block anything we directly fire at them. Protect Elena.”
Before Steve could stop him, Herobrine leapt into the water towards the elder guardians.
Steve didn’t have time to ask if Herobrine had lost his mind. He also technically didn’t need an answer for that. Everything his friend did was crazy. Instead, he focused on protecting Elena as she tried to get through the door.
“There’s a barrier here,” She shouted, “I’m trying to get through it.”
“Be careful!” Steve said and that was when the first elder guardian fired its laser.
Quickly equipping his shield, he leapt forward and deflected the laser from striking Elena. The vibrations made his teeth rattle but he protected Elena. The laser was bounced back, hitting the nearest wall.
Then Herobrine appeared behind the elder guardian. While it was distracted, he brought his sword down and slammed it into the guardian. The guardian didn’t have time to shoot out its spike. It sunk beneath the water, turning to sand.
But the second elder guardian has its sights on Herobrine now. Their plan of distraction and stealth wasn’t going to work on this one. It was already changing colors.
“Get out of there, Herobrine!” Steve cried out, switching back to his bow.
He let two arrows fly quickly. Behind him, he heard Elena grunt as the door handle snapped off and the door swung open.
“Got it!” She said and was hardly able to stand from using so much energy.
Herobrine ducked under the water but he was too slow. The blast struck him and he sunk under the water. Elena crawled through the open door to safety before falling to her knees, completely drained. Suddenly, she logged out of the game and was gone in a blink of the eye.
Steve jumped into the water. The laser would be having Herobrine feeling too fatigued to even swim. If Steve didn’t get to him, he would be in serious trouble. Above him, the elder guardian swam along the surface, as if searching for the two of them.
Herobrine appeared to be unconscious, sinking down to the bottom. Steve grabbed his friend’s arm and began to pull him up. Kicking his feet through the water, he managed to get to the surface. With a groan of effort, he pushed the unconscious Herobrine up on the ledge.
The elder guardian had recharged by this point. It shuddered and set off a laser towards Steve. He raised his shield and the laser hit it. Again, his teeth shook as the laser bounced off the shield –
And slammed into the elder guardian. The guardian looked dazed from being struck by its own laser. Steve quickly pulled himself out of the water and began to shoot his arrows as quickly as he could towards the creature.
Before long, the elder guardian turned to sand and floated to the bottom of the pool. Steve sunk to the floor, feeling exhausted. Next to him, Herobrine stirred and opened his eyes with a groan.
“Are you okay?” Steve asked.
“Exhausted. I can’t remember the last time that I have been hit by one of their lasers. Doesn’t feel good. Where is Elena?”
“I don’t know. She got the door open and then logged out, almost as if she was disconnected.”
Herobrine frowned, propping himself up, “You think she was forced to be disconnected?”
“Maybe. Wait here. I’m going to call her.”
Steve pushed himself away from his computer desk, wiping his eyes furiously. He had been so focused on the game that his head was staring to hurt. He grabbed his phone off his desk and dialed Elena’s number.
She answered on the first ring, “What happened?”
“That’s what I was calling you about. I saw you open the door and then you were just gone.”
“My game shut down. I can’t even log back in. Whatever power I used to get us out of the room, the person messing with us was not pleased.”
“You can’t get in at all?”
“That’s right. Listen, I need a break anyway. I’m starving. I’ll try again tomorrow.”
With a mumbled good-bye, Steve ended the phone call and stared at his computer. Sliding back into his computer chair, he got back into the game and turned to Herobrine.
“What did she say?”
Steve explained the phone call to Herobrine who listened silently. When he finished, he got to his feet. The effects of the laser were finally fading.
“None of this is good. It just seems all too familiar…” Herobrine went.
“In any case, let’s keep going. I want to see what we can discover. Hopefully, we won’t hit any difficulties without Elena here.”
“If the person wanted Elena out of the game, it probably means they have something planned for us.”
The two friends went over to the door that Elena had opened and walked down the hallway. It turned into a staircase which began to go upwards. They followed the steps in silence, winding around the spiraling staircase. Torches illuminated the pathway.
Finally, they came to a door. Opening it, they stepped out into what appeared to be a large living space. There was a massive bed in the center. The shelves were lined with books. Paintings hung on the walls. Candles lit up the room. Above them, the ceiling was completely glass, showing the sky, which was now streaked with orange as the sun began to set.
“What is this? A bedroom? Does it belong to the person who lives here?”
“Unsure. Looks more like a guest room,” Herobrine went, “Probably why it has a staircase to a drainage room.”
Steve went over to the bed side table. There was a candle glowing here, as well as a book that he didn’t recognize. Most of these things he hadn’t seen in the game before.
“Do you think the person created these things with their new powers? I haven’t seen these things.”
“Probably. They must be using their powers to make the palace larger and fill it up with items they have crafted out of thin air.”
“Dangerous. This much power, this quickly…How did they learn how to control it so fast?” Steve wondered aloud.
“No idea. But we have to hurry. If they can do this already, they can most likely sense wherever we are. I don’t feel like dealing with more enemies.”
Steve agreed. They slipped out of the guest room and hurried down the hallway. He couldn’t shake the idea that the person who was doing this was just watching them run around this palace in the Oasis, amused at how they were trying to piece everything together. There was something else as well – an idea that he had been having in the back of his head this entire time.
The more Steve thought about everything that had happened and that was unfolding, the more he was starting to think he had figured it out. There was just one nagging detail…
The hallway was lined with windows. From this direction, Steve could see the gardens of the palace. They stretched out as far as he could see, a lush garden in the middle of nowhere. Something about this made him stop in his tracks.
“What is it?” Herobrine asked, stopping as well.
“I don’t think we were at the Oasis earlier.”
“What?” He repeated, “Why do you say that?”
“I mean; we were at an oasis. But it wasn’t the right one. This is.”
Steve pointed across the gardens to a giant pond. From here, he could faintly see the energy humming around the pool, crackling like lightning and shining in the setting sun. Herobrine fell silent, surprised.
“We were at a smaller energy source. Whoever sensed us cut us off from taking it back. They weren’t waiting to be connected. Someone has been here for months, sucking off the power in the Oasis and using it to fuel their own power. We got this all wrong.”
“You know who is behind it?” Herobrine asked him curiously.
Steve nodded and turned to look at his friend.
“It’s Scarlet Hero. He’s come back.”
About the Author
Mark Mulle is a passionate Minecraft gamer who writes game guides, short stories, and novels about the Minecraft universe. He has been exploring, building, and fighting in the game ever since its launch, and he often uses in-game experiences for inspiration on creating the best fiction for fellow fans of the game. He works as a professional writer and splits his time between gaming, reading, and storytelling, three hobbies and lifelong passions that he attributes to a love of roleplaying, a pursuit of challenging new perspectives, and a visceral enjoyment the vast worlds that imagination has to offer. His favorite thing to do, after a long day of creating worlds both on and off the online gaming community, is to relax with his dog, Herobrine, and to unwind with a good book. His favorite authors include Stephen King, Richard A. Knaak, George R. R. Martin, and R. A. Salvatore, whose fantasy works he grew up reading or is currently reading. Just like in Minecraft, Mark always strives to level up, so to speak, so that he can improve his skills and continue to surprise his audience. He prefers to play massive multiplayer online games but often spends time in those games fighting monsters one on one and going solo against the toughest mobs and bosses he can manage to topple. In every game, his signature character build is a male who focuses mostly on crafting weapons and enchanting, and in every battle, he always brings a one hander sword and a shield with as much magical attributes as he can pour into them. Because he always plays alone, he likes to use his game guides to share all the secrets and knowledge he gains, and who know—he may have snuck some information into his fiction as well. Keep an eye out for his next book!
Other books by this author
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Diary of a Brave Iron Golem
Book 1: The Village Protector
Book 2: Attacked by the Wither
Diary of Jake and His Zombie Pigman
Book 1: The Creature from the Nether
Book 2: The Spiders Show the Way
The White Eyed Ghost’s Promise
Book 1: Herobrine Lives
Book 2: Herobrine’s Manor
Diary of a Hero Zombie
Book 1: Herobrine’s Gauntlet
Book 2: The Cult of Herobrine
Book 3: Into the Nether Portal
Diary of Erik Enderman
Book 1: Block Thief
Book 2: Adventures with Steve
Book 3: The Legend of the Endermen’s Treasure
Diary of a Valiant Wolf
Book 1: Steve’s Wolves
Book 2: Zombie Horde
Book 3: Defeating the Dragon
Diary of a Mob – Bony the Skeleton,
Book 1: Where the Block is My Bow?
Book 2: Where the Block is My Dad?
Diary of a Mob – Sebastian the Gutsy Sheep
Book 1: No Ordinary Sheep
Book 2: Sebastian Seeks Revenge
Rise of the Wither, Book 1: New Danger
Books in the Carnival of Doom series
Book One: The Angry Ghost
Book Two: To the Nether Portal
Book Three: Trapped
Books in the Diary of a Crafty Player Series
Book One: Blocky World
Book Two: The Fort Keepers
Book Three: The Search for the Dragon
Diary of Reg the Villager,
Book One: In Search of the Creative Mode
Book Two: Nether Here Nor There
Book Three: The Wolfdog and the Dragon
Diary of Steve the Explorer, The Cube World Chronicles
Book One: The Unknown Enemy
Book Two: Diary of the Curious Creeper
Book Three: Diary of an Enderman, the Game Keeper
Diary of Steve the Adventurer,
Book One: In the Lair of Herobrine
Book Two: To the Nether Portal
Diary of a Zombie Hunter,
Book One: The Zombie Specialist
Book Two: Zombie or Griefers
Book Three: The Captain of Overwatch
Diary of a Mob – Rowley the Rabbit,
Book One: The Runaway Rabbit
Books in the Diary of an Adventurous Creeper Series
Book One: Creeper Chronicles
Book Two: Journey to the End
Book Three: Dragon Savior
Books in the Adventures Through the Over World Trilogy
Book One: Creeping Transformation
Book Two: Steven and the Island of Bones
Book Three: The Zoo in Jericho City
The Quest: The Untold Story of Steve Trilogy
Book One: The Tale of a Hero
Book Two: The Unfinished Game
Book Three: The Endings and Beginnings of a Legend
The Obsidian Chronicles Trilogy
The Obsidian Chronicles, Book One: Ender Rain
The Obsidian Chronicles, Book Two: Hell and Back
The Obsidian Chronicles, Book Three: Of Dragons and Demons
The Doppelganger Trilogy
The Doppelganger, Book One: Steve’s Chance
The Doppelganger, Book Two: Steve vs. Herobrine
The Doppelganger, Book Three: The Ender Dragon Reborn
The Cult Trilogy
The Cult, Part One
The Cult, Part Two
The Cult, Part Three
The Legend: The Mystery of Herobrine Trilogy
Book One: The Start of the Quest
Book Two: The Truth about the Myth
Book Three: Herobrine versus the World
The Dragon’s Mountain Trilogy
Book One: Attacked by the Griefers
Book Two: The Hidden Village
Book Three: The White Mobs
The Temple of Destruction Trilogy
Book One: The Lost Treasures
Book Two: The Curse
Book Three: Notch versus Herobrine
Books in The Enemy’s Revenge Trilogy
Book One: Ghost Sightings
Book Two: Kidnapped
Book Three: To The End World
Attack of the Overworld Trilogy
Book One: Finding Herobrine
Book Two: Finding Steve
Book Three: The Final Mine
The Quest: Oasis GENRE: Children’s Adventure (An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Ages 9 - 12 (Preteen) Book 10: An Old Foe After surviving Herobrine’s trials, the Scarlet Hero, and the Snow Labyrinth, Steve is content to live a quiet life in the game of Minecraft. He should know better. A visit from Herobrine changes his world yet again. All the times they have used their special abilities to change the game or connect to the servers, the power has been dumping into a place called the ‘Oasis’. Herobrine wants to safely remove the power before it explodes, possibly ruining the game for other players. Together, the two friends head to the Oasis to get rid of the energy. However, things take a turn for the worst when someone not only seals them into the Oasis, but takes their special connection to Minecraft away from them. After calling on the help on his old friend, Elena, the group of friends must figure out just what is going on. Why are they being pulled towards a desert palace? Why is Elena the only one with powers now? And worst of all – the enemy behind this might be someone Steve has faced off with previously.