Level 409
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SURVIVAL DIFFICULTY:

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The flimsy, paper rooms of Level 409.

Level 409 is the 410th Level of The Backrooms. It was discovered by u/MagicExploresTheWeb on December 25th, 2020.

Description:

Level 409 is a labyrinthine network of rooms constructed entirely from paper. The walls, which are quite thin and fragile, consisting of only a few sheets of paper, easily give way when subjected to enough force. The rooms and walls of Level 409 are similar in design to those of Level 0, although there are some differences, such as the slightly altered wallpaper patterns, the absence of carpeting, and the presence of various entities. Navigating Level 409 is a particularly arduous task; the constantly shifting nature of the rooms within the Level presents a unique challenge to those attempting to navigate it.

The cardboard that comprises the Level's floor, which is only a few sheets thick, can be easily torn to reveal the ceilings of Level 410. Due to its versatility and ease of access, the cardboard on this Level is frequently collected by wanderers and the inhabitants of Fort Origami as a basic building material or for creating packaging.

Level 409 is bathed in bright light, which emanates from the ceiling of the Level. The shadows in this environment behave erratically, often casting in strange directions, overlapping, and appearing in places where they would normally be extinguished by the light. This phenomenon adds an additional layer of disorientation to its already confusing and shifting environment.

Bases, Outposts and Communities

Fort Origami

Fort Origami is the name of the only established group within Level 4091. As a collective group, they've torn down multiple walls and set up a successful settlement. They consist of 19 members, and survive off of an "exploration team" they've procured, comprising 6 of their 19 members. Together, those 6 members traverse to connected Levels, finding food and water before bringing it back to their base. While generally friendly to outsiders, the members of Fort Origami have been stated to prefer to be on their own, having chosen Level 409 deliberately as a way to "avoid the clutter of other Levels."

A W.I.P B.N.T.G. Outpost - Base Intarsia.

While currently an unfinished settlement, the B.N.T.G. are currently setting up a trading outpost along the outskirts of Level 4092. In future, it will serve as a supply line between Levels, as well as acting as a safe zone for storing more basic goods such as food, building supplies and clothing. There are also plans to store non-lethal weaponry inside of this soon-to-be establishment.

Entities

Folds

Folds are large, fluttering pieces of paper that reside within Level 409. Although at a glance they appear to resemble a scrunched up piece of paper, closer inspection shows they are instead various pieces of large, white card that elegantly fold into the Entity's epicentre. These card sheets noclip through each other to form this non-euclidian shape and create mesmerising and nearly hypnotic array of slowly rotating pieces of card that eternally fold into each other.

These creatures are recorded to be completely harmless, and are frequently seen replenishing the walls and floor of Level 409 after traveller interference or general wear and tear- a process carried out by levitating different paper shapes into the tears they encounter. They've been known to hum peaceful melodies while repairing Level 409, and sometimes will even sing for wanderers as they pass by. Reports have shown that they do take requests, and will hum any song played to them. As well as this, they're also known to be virtually indestructible as the card sheets that comprise their shape heals faster than it can be torn3.

Entrances And Exits:

Entrances

Level 409 can be occasionally accessed from Level 18. If one is to have memories of drawing or watching a puppet show with paper stage pieces, one may start to envision those memories during their traversal, slowly bringing them to Level 409.

A much more concrete way of entering Level 409 is on Level 290. A wanderer can occasionally come across a cinema hall that's entirely constructed of paper. Entering this specific stage and facing away from any perceivable exits will cause a seamless transition to this Level.

Exits

Level 409 can easily be exited by breaking holes in the floor to Level 410. Alternatively, there are plentiful exits to Level 1 and Level 696 which take the form of doors constructed of thin card.


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