Lurkers in the Keep, by Eric Rossing

Story name: Lurkers in the Keep
Author: Eric Rossing
Publication date: November 26, 1997


An introduction to "lurkers" who shadow the Keepers, and sometimes become residents.


Michael sees a mysterious shadow in the corner of a hallway. Copernicus assures him that they are just lurkers, harmless things that watch the happenings of the Keep. They leave as one of the shadows runs from the corner, swells, and turns into a confused brown wolf morph.


Main characters:

  • The wolf morph. He used to be a lurker in the corridor.


  • Michael: A newcomer to the Keep.
  • Copernicus: A lizard morph, and Michael's guide to the Keep.

Behind the Scenes

  • This story appears to follow the original conception of Metamor Keep as a representation of the TSA List. Lurkers, therefore, represent the numerous people who followed the List without commenting or writing stories. Note that lurkers have never been mentioned in other stories, and should today be considered noncanon.
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