Chatterbox: Pudding's Place

Night has fallen, and the watery light of the stars washes into your room through the open window. The weak illumination lights a glow in the space as you open one cabinet and drawer after the other, rummaging through the contents. Papers are strewn about the room and somewhere in the chaos a lamp got knocked over, but there's no time to go back and fix it. 

You pause on the moonlight-stained floor. What are you looking for? You can't remember, but you know that it's important. The confusion creates a mist in your mind, but you shake it off and snap open another drawer. You can't stop, not now. Sitting in the drawer, perfectly positioned, is an envelope. The mist disperses as you get an instinctive feeling that this is what you are looking for, though you don't know what it is. 

The envelope is surprisingly normal. Opening it, you find a postcard with a handwritten note scrawled in slanting handwriting that you have to squint to understand in the dim light. It reads:

Hello CBer,

My name is Hope. I am inviting you to a week-long trip to the Cryptic Caverns, a place in which you will find no shortage of adventure, fun and, quite possibly, danger. If you wish to come, fill out the form below, and the rest will be taken care of. I look forward to seeing you.

Your host,


The form is tucked in the envelope, where you didn’t notice it before. You pull it out and flatten it against the table, picking up a pencil that had fallen to the ground from your desk. You rest the tip of the pencil on the form, debating whether to fill it out or not. The lack of information bothers yet intrigues you, and you can’t help but wonder what awaits on the other side of the form submission. If things go wrong, you can always just leave, right?

You hesitantly fill out the form.

As soon as you’ve finished, the paper seems to heat up until you take your hand off of it for fear of being burned. The postcard, envelope and form curl into ashes as a turquoise flame engulfs them. 

Your fate is sealed.

It has begun.


Here is the form:

CBer Name (No AEs or CAPTCHAs):


Perceived Age:


Packing List:

Basic Personality:

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone:

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?:

Favorite Disney Movie:

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn:



Yes, this is a Ski Lodge, though not a normal one. The Caverns are not for the faint of heart or soul. Limit is 12-15 CBers; I can work with any amount of people. Starting date is in a week or so. I am not revealing who I am at first, but maybe I will allow people to guess me later.


submitted by Hope, age Ski Lodge, Cryptic Caverns
(January 5, 2021 - 4:39 pm)

CBer Name: Luna

Pronouns: she/her

Perceived Age: in my CB appearance, maybe 14 or 15

Appearance: Black pixie cut, short around the ears with bright blue and purple streaks. My left eye is bright purple; the right is bright blue. A small, luminous star glows on my left cheek. I'm pale, lean and on the tall side.

Packing List: clothes, toiletries, books, notebooks and pencils, lightsaber, chromebook & charger, phone & charger, headphones, snacks

Basic Personality: Quiet, a dreamer, empathetic, book-smart, quirky, obedient but occasionally adventurous. A self-proclaimed nerd and tomboy.

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone: Tourmaline, because it has a fun name

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?: 3 or 4

Favorite Disney Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn: extra butter I guess?

Other: pescetarian-ish

submitted by Luna-Starr, age 27 eons, Existential Ponderment
(January 5, 2021 - 9:31 pm)
submitted by Top, age Top, Top
(January 5, 2021 - 10:34 pm)

CBer Name (No AEs or CAPTCHAs): Wreeboo

Pronouns: she/her

Perceived Age: 12-13

Appearance: Short and slim with short, straight white-blonde hair and deep brown eyes. Wearing a tight golden-brown shirt with three-quarter-length dleeves and puffy yellow "genie pants." I also have small-ish brown-and-cream mottled wren wings.

Packing List: Clothes, candy, a small blue Polaroid camera, a few stuffed animals, a Kindle, an extendable pocketknife.

Basic Personality: Cripplingly introverted until I get to know you; then I'm extroverted, excitable, and talkative. I love animals and nature of all kinds.

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone: Diamond. It's my birthstone!

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?: Used to be, like, an 8... now it's more of a 1. I like the dark So maybe it's actually like a -2.

Favorite Disney Movie: Moana

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn: Chocolate Mango

Other: I screech whenever I see a cute animal

submitted by Wreeboo, age Immortal, Nowhere and Everywhere
(January 6, 2021 - 11:24 am)

CBer Name (No AEs or CAPTCHAs): Silver Crystal aka Silver

Pronouns: She/her

Perceived Age: 13-14ish

Appearance: Long brown hair with bleached ends, brown eyes, silver shirt, bleached jeans, black and white vans.

Packing List: Notebook, pens, clothes, flashlights, headlamps, swiss army knife, calligraphy pens, all of it in a black duffel bag.

Basic Personality: Shy at first, but also very talkative and a bit competetive. Book nerd.

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone: Hmmm... diamond, I guess, 'cause it looks the most like my username.

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?: 6 or 7.

Favorite Disney Movie: This is literally impossible. Umm maybe I have to say Hamilton because technically it's Disney.

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn: Cheesy popcorn :)

Other: Nope.

submitted by Silver Crystal, age Infinity, Milky Way
(January 6, 2021 - 11:24 am)

im too tired to check if theres been the limit of cbers

CBer Name (No AEs or CAPTCHAs): dreamiing

Pronouns: she/her

Perceived Age: 11-12 but i act older

Appearance: white-blue-purple shoulderlength hair; pale skin; freckles; halo; black & navy baggy outfit; galaxy wings

Packing List: Books, phone, drawing tablet, toiletries

Basic Personality: sleepy. introverted. hard to talk to.

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone: amythst

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?: im scared of whats in the dark.

Favorite Disney Movie: i dont have one

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn: i dont eat popcorn

Other: im sad today and i have no patience for spellcheck

submitted by dreamiing, lost
(January 6, 2021 - 11:51 am)


CBer Name (No AEs or CAPTCHAs): Nightfall DreamFire. 

Pronouns: they/them

Perceived Age: 13

Appearance: just a cloaked figure with only my pale delicate hands appearing. 

Packing List: a magic pack in which i can wish for anythign and its there. 

Basic Personality: introvert

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone: sapphire

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?: 0. darkness is awesome

Favorite Disney Movie: Zootopia

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn: striped :)

Other: n/a

submitted by NDF
(January 6, 2021 - 2:35 pm)

This sounds super cool!

CBer Name: Quill

Pronouns: she/they

Percieved Age: 16

Appearance: Long brown hair with the ends dyed purple, brown eyes, freckles, light skin, a bit shorter than average, usually wearing a t-shirt, jeans, red converse, and a maroon leather jacket.

Packing List: Clothes and essentials, a notebook and pens, earbuds, various books, and my shortsword.

Basic Personality: Shy at first but a chatterbox once you get to know me, creative, adventurous, a bit impulsive.

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone: Probably a sapphire, but I do love anthracite coal if that counts.

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?: Probably 6 or 7

Favorite Disney Movie: My childhood favorite is the Little Mermaid, but I really love Atlantis and the Hunchback of Notre Dame!

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn: Kettle corn

Other: I'm pretty claustrophobic.

submitted by Quill
(January 6, 2021 - 3:17 pm)

@Quill, would you like me to refer to you with she/her pronouns or they/them pronouns?

submitted by Hope@Quill, Cryptic Caverns
(January 6, 2021 - 10:29 pm)

I don't really care, whatever you want to do!

submitted by Quill
(January 7, 2021 - 4:02 pm)

CBer Name (No AEs or CAPTCHAs):Princess Juniper

Pronouns:She/her female

Perceived Age:10

Appearance: Long brown hair, lots of freckles, brown eyes, shortish, houndstooth skirt, red fluffy sweater and black leggings

Packing List:Golden duffel bag with kindle and sketchbook in it, The girls guide to the wild, The mark of Athena, sewing machine, thread, needles and corny joy

Basic Personality:Fun, sassy, brave, leader, obssesed with Rick Riordan books


Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone: Opal

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?:0 if that is not at all

Favorite Disney Movie:The new beauty and teh beats

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn:caramel

Other:Used to be Miss Autumn

submitted by Princess Juniper, age 10, The eternal Forest
(January 6, 2021 - 7:01 pm)
submitted by More People, Please!
(January 6, 2021 - 10:30 pm)

CBer Name (No AEs or CAPTCHAs): moondemon

Pronouns: he/him

Perceived Age: 10 to 14. doesnt really matter.

Appearance: 7 feet tall, pale grey skin, pale green eyes and hair, long hair.

Packing List: clothes, D&d stuff, snacks, and ipad for video games.

Basic Personality: demonic, silly, oddball.

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone: moonstone

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?: i dont mind starry nights, but when im alone in my room thinking about creepypasta, yup.

Favorite Disney Movie: that new one, soul

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn: cheetos, mini pretzels mixed in and extra butter.

submitted by moondemon, age immortal, limbo
(January 7, 2021 - 9:49 am)

I need at least 12 people for this ski lodge! Please join!

submitted by Please Join!, Hope
(January 8, 2021 - 9:02 am)

I really want to continue this, so in order to have enough people, I'm allowing anyone to bring along as many AEs as they want! Just fill out the forms for them, please. Thank you, and I'll see you in a few days when this starts!

submitted by @Participants, Hope
(January 8, 2021 - 11:15 pm)

Oh yay! It's a mystery to me why not many people have joined, this is one of the best ski lodge intros I've ever read.

Name: Callisto

Pronouns: ae/aer/aers

Perceived Age: 14-ish

Appearance: Messy blonde hair in a long pixie cut with bangs, blue-green eyes, slightly tan skin, sprinkles of freckles just about everywhere, somewhat tall. Dimples.

Packing List: clothes, toiletries, lots of notebooks, whatever book ae's currently reading, some snacks, aer guitar

Basic Personality: shy at first and lively once you get to know aer. Empathetic, selfless, humble, quirky, generally optimistic.

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone:

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?: 4

Favorite Disney Movie: the Phineas and Ferb Star Wars special if it counts. If not, then the Muppet movie from 2011.

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn: extra butter

Other: nothin'

Name: Daylily

Pronouns: she/her

Perceived Age: 12-13

Appearance: medium-brown skin, medium-long black hair in lots of little braids, purple glasses, short, skinny.

Packing List: clothes, toiletries, laptop & charger & headphones, a large stack of books, basic gear for cave exploration (headlamps, sturdy shoes, etc)

Basic Personality: Not afraid to make conversation but hesitant to make friends. Bookish, mature, intelligent, sarcastic, obedient.

Favorite Precious Mineral/Gemstone: sapphire

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Afraid are You of the Dark?: 2

Favorite Disney Movie: Hamilton, or Into the Woods.

Favorite Flavor of Popcorn: caramel corn

Other: nothing

submitted by Luna-Starr, age 27 eons, Existential Ponderment
(January 9, 2021 - 5:25 pm)