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Jenison died screaming for his mother. Anisa, in quiet contemplation. The third and fourth souls died so quickly the other two never learned  their names. But Mason? Mason drowned, a feverish bubble of breath caught in his throat.

He looked at Jenison. He looked at Anisa. He looked, also, at the monster squid, before finally, his gaze came to rest on the bloated remains of his body. "I suppose I'm dead then."

His new companions, rendered mute with bemusement, simply gaped as he continued. "Does anybody have a copy of the rule book?" When they failed to respond, he asked again.

It was Anisa who recovered first. "What rule book?"

"You know," he began, rather sanctimoniously. "The book. The bible, the King's guide. The book with the laws of this land. Dungeon Master's guide. Whatever you want to call it." He shrugged, one arm extended as if to receive the book though none was proffered.

The squid watched his ghostly form with interest, even as it consumed his corporeal leg. It, too, failed to provide any sort of guide. Jenison and Anisa, almost as one, turned their backs to Mason and moved away. He was left standing, his arm outreached, and his voice, fading into the ether.

"Please? I will do anything. I just need to know what the rules are..."
I don't... there aren't words. This is turning quickly into an un-natural disaster.
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Challenge elements:
Your story ends tragically for the protagonist: Poor Mason doesn't even find out what the new rules are.
(Element changed) Fragile Weight: He's a ghost & incapable of affecting anything, and on top of that, he can't even get someone to tell him what the rules are.
Lawful Neutral: He's so law abiding all he wants is the rules to follow.
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vigour-mortis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Tragic. 
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
That was scary.
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017   Writer
It's terrible when you know there are rules but don't know what they are. I feel for this ghost.
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