Minecraft Diary of a Zombie Hunter Player Team – The Skull Kids

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Diary of the Skull Kids – Book 1
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Meet the Skull Kids.

They’re three Minecraft players who hop from world to world, hunting zombies and searching for the elusive Herobrine–the ghost in the machine.

Teleporting down into a new world, the group is surprised to find that the game has changed once again, rendering almost ALL of their technology and mods useless. And when two of the Skull Kids are starving and distracted by exploring a desert village on Day 1 of their new adventure, the whole group is in danger when the sun goes down. Will the Skull Kids survive?

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Diary of the Skull Kids – Book 2
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The Skull Kids build a cave home!

They’re three Minecraft players who hop from world to world, hunting zombies and searching for the elusive Herobrine–the ghost in the machine.

During a crazy night of being separated with no shelter, Renzor51 tries to survive in a sandy desert cave, while quantum_steve and Molly have baby zombie troubles! After a long trek through the forest, treetops, past a lava fall and lots of cave-riddled hills, Renzor51 reunites with the group just in time to help convert a tiny, mountain cave into the Skull Kids’ first real home on this new world!

Several days into trying to survive, will the trio of players finally find some sense of security in their new mountain home?

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Diary of the Skull Kids – Book 3
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Fishing, building, and ghosts!!

The Skull Kids are three Minecraft players who hop from world to world, hunting zombies and searching for the elusive Herobrine–the ghost in the machine.

Will Renzor51 escape the lava?! Of course he will…

Heading back up to the surface, the Skull Kids enjoy a fun day of fishing, hunting, and exploring. After a quiet night of building and mining, Renzor51 starts settling into their new place, but starts encountering strange occurrences that can be glitches in the game … or the ghost in the machine known as Herobrine! As things turn spooky, all the Skull Kids want right now is more iron and wood! It’s only Day 5 after all! Will they finally encounter the ghost they’ve been hunting all this time before they’re ready??

And what’s with Lester the pet chicken?!

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Day 1 – Morning

I was the first one into the new world.

This is the first entry of Renzor51 of the Skull Kids Ka-tet, documenting our excursion into this particular Minecraft universe.

When I finally got my bearings, I realized that it was morning. Mid-morning. The sun shone high in the sky, but there was still plenty of time for us to figure out how we were going to hole up and protect ourselves before dark.

Standing in the shadow of an oak tree, I looked around. It had been a long time since I set foot in a Minecraft world. Molly, quantum_steve and I had been exploring other games for so long that I was worried about how much this game had changed.

There was grass under my feet, but not far away, the grass gave way to sand, and the sand continued forever. Behind and around me was a forest of oak trees, gradually changing to tall, thick, dark oak.

“Okay,” I said into the comm. “I’ve appeared on the edge of a desert … and a forest.”

I heard the chatter of quantum_steve and Molly in my earpiece, but couldn’t make them out. They must have still been in the Destinal Net.

The Destinal Net was the teleportation technology quantum_steve built for us to travel from world to world.

I was first feet on the ground.

A group of chickens clucked nearby, and I saw a pool of water surrounded by the plump, white birds just inside the trees.

Molly’s voice garbled in my ear. I caught a moment of “…you have to…” from quantum_steve. They were having trouble with the Destinal Net.

I wasn’t hungry yet, but it was good to know that there was a flock right next to our landing zone. Of course, I wouldn’t be able to do anything about hunger anyway—at least not until I crafted some weapons and tools. It was very difficult to catch and kill a chicken by hand.

Looking around, I saw that the desert extended far into … whatever direction. I would look into directions later. The sun was opposite the desert, and the sun always rose in the east. I guess the desert went west…

In the hazy distance of the barren landscape, I saw several light, sandy-colored building on the horizon.

“Oh, there’s a village!” I said.

“Nice!” said quantum_steve’s voice over the comm.

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“It’s not letting me …” Molly’s voice garbled and faded out in my ear. What if they couldn’t get through? Would I be stuck here all alone? I took several steps out into the sand toward the village, but hung back at the landing zone.

I turned around to face the spawn point, and saw quantum_steve standing in the sand not far from me. His light blue, checkered polo shirt was bright in the sun, and several pieces of small electronics equipment hung from his belt.

“Oh, there you are,” I said.

Quantum_steve ran over to me distracted, holding his comm piece to his ear, and typing something on his arm console. He must have still been trying to help Molly transport. He stood next to me in the desert, hardly paying attention to the new world around us.

He and Molly chatted back and forth as he helped her through the Destinal net.

Most of the time, we were able to hop from world to world without a problem. But sometimes the worlds changed. And whenever the worlds changed, quantum_steve’s Destinal Net technology—as well as our mods—had to be adapted.

Once, back in our earlier days of planeswalking (as quantum_steve calls it), we were stuck on a world without technology for quite a long time!

But we survived. That’s what we do. We’re the Skull Kids. We survive.

When we learned, long ago, about the myth of Herobrine, the ghost in the machine, we decided to travel from world to world to see if we could get a glimpse of the elusive creature amidst our adventures. I suspect that quantum_steve wanted to study him, to learn about the code he had inside that allowed the ghost to bend the laws of the game.

Although, to this date, we’ve never seen it. We’ve been on worlds where other players have reported sightings of the ghost, but after setting up extensive bases and exploring the worlds for miles across terrain and down to the bedrock, we never found anything outside of the normal Minecraft universe.

Universe.

Multiverse.

I don’t know … quantum_steve talks about the ‘multiverse’. I guess it’s not like traveling from world to world—not really. It’s more like ‘universe hopping’ according to my more technical friend. Each Minecraft universe has a world, a Nether, and an End. So going from Minecraft world to Minecraft world is actually shifting back and forth between totally different universes!

Or … a Multiverse.

I’ve always called it ‘world hopping’ for simplicity. But that’s too simple of a term for it.

Heck, maybe there are other planets out there too, outside the atmosphere of this world, past the square moon, even past the square sun. But we’ve never gone off planet before. I’ve heard of some other players visiting space, but we never have.

Looking down at my own arm console, I could see that the directionals and coordinates were working, as they always did, but my JourneyMap mod did not. My mapping software was gone.

While quantum_steve talked with Molly over the comm, I made a mental note of where we spawned on this world, and decided to explore just a bit into the desert. My feet hissed through the sand, as I sprinted across the distance to get a closer look at the far-off village.

Approaching the large, bright-green cacti that grew here and there, I broke up a few cactus blocks to carry with me. Ever since my first exploration into these Minecraft worlds, I learned that cacti can be valuable as an obstacle for the mobs.

Who knows where we’d end up?

Maybe it would be a good idea to make a cactus fence around the front of whatever home we built.

It passed the time, anyway…

My friends were still having problems with the Destinal Net by the time I was halfway to the village. I broke up more cacti, looked around from the top of a sand dune, then headed back.

Returning to the spawn point, our landing zone, I saw a single cow standing at the edge of the sand and forest among the group of chickens.

I was a little hungry, so I approached with a piece of cactus in my hand and hit it with the spikey, green block. It mooed in protest and tried to run, so I chased it through the sand swinging my piece of cactus whenever I was close enough. Man, that cow was fast on open ground!

“Moo!” it cried. “Moo! Moo!”

My arm console told me that Molly arrived, and I saw quantum_steve approaching.

“I’m killing a cow,” I said over the comm, and my friend joined me in chasing the animal, hitting it with his fists. Eventually, we cornered it, and obtained our first pieces of food on this new world.

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“Yay!” I laughed.

Quantum_steve laughed too, and we turned to join up with Molly.

“Okay, let’s go to that village!” I said. “I now have three steaks to start us off with.”

“Cool,” quantum_steve said, and we began running through the desert to the cluster of sand-stone huts in the distance.

I hadn’t heard from Molly yet since she arrived on the world, and couldn’t see her on my map since my map mod wasn’t working, but before I said anything, I saw her in the distance, running ahead of us to the village.

She knew exactly where to go first.

I laughed.

 

Day 1 – Afternoon

Sprinting across the desert, I tried to catch up to Molly, and reached the outlying farms just behind her. The hot sun made her blonde hair glow, and she stood out distinctly from the villagers in her pink shirt and green shorts. I passed all of the green stalks of plants sprouting from the tilled dirt, the colorful crops and blue water a stark contrast against all of the sand-based blocks that made up the village.

“Hurrr…” a villager said, as I ran past, catching up to Molly.

I ran past the small homes and into the center of town, and saw desert bunnies hopping around in the streets as I approached the village’s well.

Multiple villagers bustled around us, talking in their weird, squawking villager language.

“Where did you guys go?” quantum_steve asked over the comm.

“Village,” I said. I ran through a bunch of villagers and bunnies, rapidly exploring the different buildings to see what this small desert town had for us. “There are rabbits!”

“Okay,” quantum_steve said. “Are the buildings built with sand? Can we build with sand?”

I climbed a ladder inside a small building without a door.

“It’s like ‘sand-block’ and stuff,” I said. “Sand stone … and bricks.”

“I’m just wondering,” quantum_steve said. “It’s going to get dark. We’re going to die…”

He said that with drama. He was kidding, of course. But it had a grain of truth to it. Was it late afternoon already? I wasn’t worried yet, but we would have to figure out a way to secure our safety before dark.

“No, not necessarily,” I said. “We can easily just hole up in a building here.” I descended the ladder after taking a quick look over the town from the roof, then ran through the rest of town.

Man, all of this running was making me hungry!

“Oh man,” I said, “I’m super hungry all of a sudden!”

Molly’s voice came in over the comm. “But all of the villagers will die,” she said, “if we just stay here.”

“Maybe not,” quantum_steve said. “The world is different now. They might be able to get away better?”

I opened a door and went into one of the larger houses. A table, and some sort of structure made from stone slabs. Maybe I could find a chest somewhere with food so I wouldn’t have to eat one of these raw beef steaks.

Nothing useful in here, I thought. I left, closed the door, and went into the smaller house across the street. Also nothing. Closed the door behind me as I left.

Suddenly I was too hungry and tired to run. Walking through town, I entered another larger building. It was the village library. Scores of books lined the walls, and I approached a crafting table in the corner, but stepped away when I realized that all I was holding was raw meat and cactus blocks.

Back out in the street, I saw a mushroom growing in the sand under the edge of a house. Yes! I slowly approached to pick up and eat the mushroom, and when I reached down to grab the little snack, I accidentally placed a cactus block in front of it instead.

“Oops,” I said, and broke the block with my fist.

I was so hungry, I wasn’t thinking straight!

I happily picked up the mushroom, but was then disappointed when I realized that I couldn’t eat it. Not yet. It needed to be in a stew.

Was the sky getting darker?

I went into the sandstone church, and climbed the ladder to the top of the tower.

“I killed a rabbit,” quantum_steve said over the comm, “but I didn’t get any meat! What’s up with that?”

Climbing back down the ladder and exiting the church, I saw quantum_steve standing in the sand just outside of the village, doing something with sand blocks. I bet we were all getting very hungry.

We would need wood. This whole place was made of sand.

“Let’s see,” I said to myself, “where’s the nearest … forest?”

Looking out to the horizon, I saw quantum_steve milling about, and Molly was in one of the farm plots, pulling up … carrots? That was a smart idea.

“I don’t see a blacksmith,” I said. “Has anybody seen a blacksmith?” I walked through the town some more. The villager cleric was standing in a farm plot. The librarian stood talking with a farmer, both watching me, speaking in the language I didn’t understand. A tan rabbit hopped past them.

“Hmm? Hurr… Hurr…” they said to each other.

“There’s a library…” I said over the comm, walking through the town, looking for any other helpful buildings I haven’t already found.

“Oh yeah!” quantum_steve said. “Harvest!”

He must have seen Molly pulling up the crops.

“Yeah, I guess we could eat a bunch of carrots and stuff,” I said.

I ran-walked back to the farm where I previously saw Molly pulling up crops, and found quantum_steve pulling up wheat with his fists. Approaching a separate line of tilled earth, I started pulling out potatoes. They’d be best cooked, but raw potatoes and raw beef were better than nothing. We wouldn’t be able to cook anything until we had enough stone to make a furnace, and we wouldn’t be able to gather any stone until we cut down some trees.

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Where was Molly?

“And we can bake cakes from the wheat!” quantum_steve said. “I don’t remember how to do that, but I bet Molly knows.” He was on another farm plot up a dune a little ways away from me now. I gathered the rest of the potatoes.

“Yep,” I said, “It’s been a while.”

“I have sticks,” he said, suddenly.

How did he find sticks? Was it from those bramble bushes here and there in the sand? I approached a couple of painful-looking, thorny bushes.

“What are these nasty—?” I punched a thorn bush, and it broke up into kindling. “Yep,” I said. “They make sticks. I gathered a couple of sticks. Rearranging my inventory, I now saw that I had blocks of cacti, three raw steaks, a mushroom, twenty-two potatoes, two sticks, and some wheat and seeds that quantum_steve had left behind.

“And I have cactus,” quantum_steve said, “which I don’t think I can eat.”

“I wonder if I can eat a potato,” I said, and started munching on a raw one.

“You can try,” Molly’s voice suddenly said. We all laughed.

The raw potato went down with difficulty. Yuck! I was able to eat it, but it didn’t really help at all. I was still too tired and hungry to run.

“It hardly did anything,” I said.

As I played around in my inventory, I saw quantum_steve exploring the village. I wondered where Molly was. It had to be close to getting dark. I hoped that she wasn’t too far. Not that she couldn’t handle herself…

“Where are you, Molly?” I said.

“By the spawn,” she said.

Holy cow. She was back in the landing zone!

“Ooooh,” Molly said. “Sugar cane!”

“I’m so hungry!” I whined.

“Oh yeah,” quantum_steve said. “I’m dying too. Well, not dying yet, but going to.”

“I can’t run,” I said.

“Oh, I got one potato!” quantum_steve said. We laughed.

I walked through town for a while before responding, looking for another farming plot. When I found one, I approached the rectangular enclosure of crops, tilled dirt, and water.

“I ate a potato,” I said. “It didn’t really do anything.”

Pulling on the nearest crops, I was surprised to see … carrots! That had to be better for my hunger than raw potatoes. I actually like raw carrots. I picked them all, and started cutting down all of the wheat.

“Yeah, it didn’t really help,” quantum_steve said. “Can we make something out of this wheat? I have, like, ten wheat. Can we make anything out of that? I don’t remember.”

We laughed.

I felt like such a noob.

“Me either,” I said. “Well we need a forge to … how do you cook? You cook in a forge? Yeah…”

Quantum_steve laughed. “Uh … yeah,” he said. “You make like an oven-like thing. ”

The Skull Kids, quantum_steve, Molly, and I, used to explore worlds like this all the time, but we had taken a break from adventuring for a little while, and the Minecraft universe had changed. And now, we were talking about how in the heck we were supposed to cook food!

I chuckled to myself as I approached a random villager. He stared at me with his hands held together under his brown garments and white apron.

“Huh?” he said, and showed me his wares. He was a leatherworker, and was asking for twelve pieces of leather in exchange for an emerald. I wondered if he’d take cactus?

“You make it out of stone,” Molly said, as I punched another cactus in the middle of town.

“Oh yeah, we need stone,” I said.

“Yeah, yeah,” quantum_steve said.

“And to get stone,” I said, “we need wood, but we’re in a desert.”

 

Day 1 – Evening

“Okay, where are you, Molly?” quantum_steve asked.

“I’m in the forest,” Molly said.

Quantum_steve and I were still wandering randomly in the village, looking for anything of value while talking over the comm.

“Have you found anything you can break in the forest?” quantum_steve said.

“Uh, yeah, I found some wood,” Molly said, “but I’m looking for a place that will be a little safer to cut down trees, ‘cause that’s a really thick and scary forest…”

Walking as quickly as I could, I wandered away from the edge of the village onto a taller sand dune, and looked around until I could see the landing zone where we came from.

“There’s the forest,” I said. “I’m heading back to the forest.”

So hungry. I trekked out into the desert, walking across the large expanse of sand as quickly as I could with my stomach grumbling. We wouldn’t be able to do anything without wood and stone, and I figured I could catch up to Molly and probably make a safe place to sleep … if I could reach the forest before dark.

“I’m starving,” quantum_steve said. “I ran too much.”

“Yeah, that’s what’s happening to me,” I said.

“A zombie!” quantum_steve said over the comm. “I can eat your meat!”

He was probably back behind me still in the village somewhere, or near it.

Where’d he run into a zombie?

I continued my hungry journey to the forest.

Oh yeah! I thought. The carrots!

I pulled out and munched on a carrot.

Molly laughed over the comm at the thought of quantum_steve eating gross zombie meat.

The carrot was delicious.

Ahhhh, I thought, that hit the spot. It wasn’t much, but it helped. I had twelve carrots, and was now down to eleven.

“Oh, hey,” I said, over the comm. “Carrots help a little. Did you get any carrots?”

I beat up some more thorny bushes to get more sticks as I ran across the sand. I could run again!

“Ummmm,” quantum_steve said, probably rummaging through his inventory. “I didn’t get any carrots. Got seeds and cactus and wheat.”

I ate another carrot. That should be enough to tide me over until we could cook some real food. Some meat.

“I killed the zombie, but he didn’t drop any meat,” quantum_steve lamented.

“Well let’s see,” I said, counting the bunch of them in my inventory. “I have ten carrots. You can have some—”

Quantum_steve interrupted me over the comm. “I can’t … I don’t think I can die from hunger, can I?”

Man, he was really in trouble.

As I finally approached the forest, I saw one of our group breaking blocks near the forest’s edge. I assumed it was Molly, but it was quantum_steve! How did he beat me there? Well, I did slow down to eat carrots and break a handful of thorny bushes to get sticks…

“There you are!” I said, running across the sand. “I’m going to the same place so I can cut wood.”

“I need to make a wooden sword. How do I—?”

“You need to make a crafting table first,” I said, approaching my friend. “You make planks out of tree wood.” Running past him, I made a bee-line for the nearest tree. Through the thick growth of oak trees, shadows, and blocks of leaves blotting out the sky, I saw patches of red and white … red with white polka dots. “Oh, there’s giant mushrooms over there.”

I started punching a tree.

Thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump plop.

Thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump plop.

Turning, I saw the sky was orange, and I was looking directly west, facing the bright, setting sun.

“Uh oh, the sun’s going down,” I said.

At the same time, quantum_steve joked, “Oh no, we’re all going to die!”

Where was Molly? I wondered. She was being so quiet. Probably already had a little hut made of dirt to hide in for the night.

Watching the sun go down, I hurried to convert the three pieces of dark oak I had into wooden planks, then quickly built a crafting table.

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“How do I use a crafting table?” quantum_steve asked over the comm.

“You have to place it on the ground,” I replied. “Been a while, huh?”

We laughed.

I put my own crafting table on the ground, and immediately picked up the sticks I made from all of those thorny bushes. “Hey, are you guys near me?” I asked. “I can make us all swords!”

“Yeah,” quantum_steve said. “I’m here.”

No word from Molly.

After making two wooden swords, I quickly made a wooden pickaxe. The sun was almost all the way down the horizon. Less than half of the brilliant square remained.

Darn, I thought. I didn’t have enough wood to make a pickaxe for quantum_steve. Making a single pickaxe for myself, I pulled the rest of the sticks off of the crafting table in a hurry.

The sun disappeared, leaving an orange and blue sky with stars starting to peek out from the glow.

“Jeez,” I said to myself quietly. “This is going to be nuts!”

We were still out in the open.

I grabbed my wooden sword in one hand, and the pickaxe in the other. I broke down my crafting table and picked it up just when night fell.

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