" But not me. I wasn’t going anywhere. I was stranded on Ludus, the most boring planet in the entire OASIS. "


Ludus is a planet in OASIS and is the location of the Tomb of Horrors where the Copper Key can be found. It is a non-PVP zone and home to hundreds of public schools. Each school is identical, due to the copy and pasting of the construction code. The schools are separated by green fields, landscaped parks, rivers, meadows, and sprawling template-generated forests. The inside of the school is designed with cathedral-like classrooms, zero-gravity gymnasiums, marble hallways, and virtual libraries containing a vast amount of school-board–approved books.

Once it became known that the Tomb of Horrors was on Ludus, resulting in vast swarms of gunters and Sixers heading there, the planet was abandoned as an educational planet and the schools relocated to Ludus II, an identical copy except that it did not have a Tomb of Horrors.

Students and Teachers

OASIS Public School #1873



OASIS Public School #1172


Unknown School


  • In ancient Roman culture, the Latin word ludus (plural ludi) has several meanings within the semantic field of "play, game, sport, training".