What do you do when your game is too tough? Bring in a ringer.
On his first night as a beta tester for Sicora Online, twenty-one year old Galen Cole meets the clone: Prairie 'Ringer' Powell. He isn't sure what to make of Prairie; she's engineered for violence, an absolute badass with a bow, and a real wild card. But they need each other. Galen and Prairie are two of the first batch of testers for the game that has a tendency to kick peoples' asses.
Fresh from debugging, Sicora Online is an ever-shifting world whose AI has been programmed to alter its level based on the personalities inside it. But Sicora needs to feed before she can blossom into an MMORPG: she must learn human behavior, motivations, and reactions to setback.
Enter the dungeon crawl.
Ten days. Ten unpredictable levels. If Galen survives, he’ll be granted his heart's desire: a lifetime of free access to Sicora Online.
But first he has to survive.
The Ringer is a prequel novella to the Sicora Online series.