Reality Beta is the origin place of the creatures (such as the Behemoth and Shikari) attempting to penetrate normal reality (designated Reality Alpha) in the game Blood II: The Chosen. The name is non-canonical and is never used in Blood II. It is used by the Blood Wiki to differentiate the different realms. Only Ishmael ever refers to it, and simply calls it "another reality". The player enters this reality in chapter four of Blood II: The Chosen, in the level C4L1: Beyond the Rift.
There is a brief mention of an otherworld in the Death Shroud's offical description and during Gideon's narrative in The Nightmare Levels. However, there is also s place called the other world in the Cryptic Passage expansion for Blood, where Caleb fights the Lord of All Nightmares in E5M9: Castle. Although Cryptic Passage was released before Blood II: The Chosen, it was also not designed by Monolith Productions, which makes its canonicity dubious. The evidence that this other world is the same as Reality Beta from Blood II cannot be corroborated (and would contradict the storyline of Blood II).
Reality Beta's landscapes are largely made up of rocky outcroppings and deserts. There is also an ancient citadel inhabited by Drudge creatures infected by Bone Leeches. This may indicate some sort of social structure in the Drudge beings, as they have one in their biology, like bees. The offical descriptions for these creatures claim that Drudge creatures have a social hierarchy based on maturity (Soul Drudge, Drudge Lord, and Drudge Priest). The Drudge Priest's can wield dark magic, just as can the Cabal in our reality. The bone leeches are perfectly adapted to taking over human bodies, this may indicate that they evolved as a parasite for a similar being in Reality Beta.
The Ancient One appears to be the "ruler" of this world - at least it directed the actions of other creatures in invading Reality Alpha. This began due to Caleb neglecting to use the powers of Tchernobog to keep bind the realities and keep them separated. Cabalco's use of the Singularity Generator also had an influence on the portals being allowed to open, but to what degree is unknown. In the game, portals do not start opening up until after the first time the Singularity Generator is used, but the Cabalco Enterprises buildings show several established experiments with the other worldly creatures. It is likely that this device is responsible for breaking down the bindings of reality (since there were no rifts in the 100 years between Blood and Blood II), and only Caleb had the power to repair them.
Invading creatures consisted of Bone Leeches (which had the power to infect and transform humans), Shikari, Behemoths, Death Shrouds, and the Naga. It is unknown how long this breach of dimensions lasted, but Cabalco was able to use the creatures in experiments in its laboratories, and sent scout teams into Reality Beta.
Gideon met his end in Reality Beta, after being followed there by Caleb, who later destroyed the Ancient One, ending its invasion. Afterwards, he presumably seals the rifts and returns things to normal, although he and the other Chosen remain in Reality Beta. During their "long voyage home", Caleb was abducted by the Nightmare, and forced into different "visions" of the past Caleb defeated the Nightmare, but it is unknown if Caleb ever makes his way back to the Chosen, or if they make it back to our reality.
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