“New Title: Shinigami. Most people fear death and are willing to sacrifice their dignity, honor or even their family to preserve their own lives. There are others who embrace their eventual demise and think of it as a final release from their tormented existence. However, you are a Player, and as long as your Willpower holds out, you could potentially die thousands of times without ever moving on from this world. The Goddesses have decided to reward you for your perseverance by increasing your Luck and Willpower by seven points.”
Michael also received another notification upon his sudden-death: “You have acquired Poison Resistance Level 1: Resists level one poisons and toxins.”
In the form of a pitch-black wisp, he started laughing hysterically and then yelled “So that’s what happened! Also, holy shit! Ah, I should go gambling again soon!”
Grabbing the tiny Human corpse in her palm, Alice quickly swam to the surface and placed him down onto the dry ground. The skin all over his body had become bright-red and his lips were blue, while the eyes turned completely white.
She yelled at her parents “What’s wrong with the two of you?!” It was the third person that she had ever met in her entire life, and she was only able to talk to him for a few moments before he died: due to the poison that was being secreted by her own body.
Kyle sighed and said “How is this our fault? We didn’t tell the dumb-ass to jump into the water. He seemed like a pretty nice guy too… Well, whatever, at least you can probably make something interesting out of the corpse, right?”
Julia scolded him “Don’t be so insensitive!” before grumbling “Damn it, I though that guy would be able to finally convince our daughter to go outside…”
However, at that moment, Michael materialized between the three gigantic lizard-people and said “Why doesn’t anyone ever believe me when I tell them that I’m immortal? Well, whatever, you can keep my corpse as payment for the fruit, hehe~.”
Obviously, the entire family was surprised and amazed at the strange creature before them. Kyle yelled “It’s gotta be a trick!” as he looked by and forth between the corpse and the naked man.
Then Alice asked “How did you do that?” as she was attempting to carefully examine the rapidly dissolving pile of flesh and bone.
He explained “It’s simple… I don’t wanna die, so the Goddesses create a new body for me: or something like that? Well, whatever, it’s way too hot in here for me, and I’ve got shit to do, so I’m gonna go home now. It’s been nice meeting you guys, and if you wanna drop by, my house is near the waterfall… Adios.” His tiger-fur kilt, boots and belt almost instantaneously appeared on his body as he started walking towards the exit.
When Michael left the room, the two curious dinosaurs followed after him, while the Neet remained in her lair, closing the door behind them. Once they were outside, Julia said “Wait, since when was that building there?”
He snickered and told them “Ah, yeah, I just moved in last night.” as he Unequipped his clothes to cross the river.
Kyle started laughing and said “You’re a really strange Human… not that I know any other Humans. Well, take as much fruit as you need, since our daughter could never use it all anyway.”
Michael was surprised at how friendly the gigantic lizard-people were, and when he was finally out of earshot, he muttered “Their Intelligence must be really fucking low…” That actually wasn’t the case; it was simply a difference in culture.
The Tyrannosaurus-Tribe rarely interacted with other races, and their own philosophy revolved around solving all of their problems with brute-force. Deceit, subterfuge, and all manner of trickery were completely unnecessary for creatures that were essentially, gigantic anthropomorphic-dinosaurs.
When her parents gave Alice that tiger, it was equivalent to a Human giving their child a kitten to play with. They never meant for her to be so scared that she locked herself up in their cave for ten years and refused to go outside.
Once Michael returned home, he Equipped his ‘armor’ and was greeted by a cheerful cat-girl: “Where did you go?” She wasn’t too worried about him, even after she received a message saying that her Companion had died.
He snickered and said “I was just saying ‘hi’ to the neighbors. Geeze, you should put that thing away in your inventory; ya can’t even use it until level-ten, so what’s the point in carrying it around?”
Elina was holding her ‘divine’ staff with both hands and smiling, as she shook her head. “No, I’m never going to let go of it!”
Michael sighed, “Seriously… what about when you have to piss or shit?”
The cat-girl scowled and told him “Okay, I did put it away a few times, but I need to keep holding it as much as possible. Ugh, it’s going to take at least a week, but I’m trying to Enchant it with ‘Lesser Intelligence.’ That’s basically-”
He interjected “Let me guess; it raises Intelligence by one point?”
Elina shook her head and proudly corrected him, “Nope, it increases by ten percent!”
Michael started laughing and walked inside the brightly-illuminated house, while saying “So it would raise your Intelligence by less than one point… Anyway~, I was just out picking some fruit from the orchard across the river, but then I noticed that we have neighbors.”
The pouting Priestess smirked, “Let ‘me’ guess; did these neighbors kill you?”
However, he sighed and revealed “Nope, I was an idiot and went swimming in a pool of acidic poison. That obviously didn’t turn out so well, but then I got this awesome title!”
When she saw the description, then how his Willpower and Luck had increased to twenty-one each, the cat-girl scowled. Yet, after a few moments, she gazed at him with an expression of pity, and asked “Aren’t you even slightly worried about going insane from being resurrected so many times?”
Michael shook his head and confidently replied “Nah, I’m already pretty crazy as it is. Besides, when I hear voices in this world, they’re actually real. Also, I’ve had a bunch of Goblin ghosts haunting me for a few days now… not sure how long that’s gonna last.”
Suddenly, a message appeared: “Inari has learned the spell Entangle Level 1: Creates or manipulates vines, which wrap around the enemy’s legs. Root duration is dependent on the Aura stat. Only works when in natural environments.”
After reading that, he immediately checked her status and noticed that her experience had gone up to 56/70. When he searched for her on the map, he muttered “Holy hell, she’s gotta be running at least sixty miles-per-hour. Ugh, just thinking about it is making me nauseous…”
Michael smirked, then turned to the cat-girl and asked “Since you refuse to store your special stick, do you want me to feed you?” An orange-slice suddenly appeared in his right hand, and he nonchalantly shoved it into Elina’s mouth, before she had the chance to answer him.
She chewed it a bit and swallowed, before saying “Ah~, it’s been so long since I actually had real food.” He then pulled another piece out of his inventory and ate it.
However, his reaction was a bit different: “Hmmm, it’s kinda bitter, probably wasn’t ripe yet? Oh wait, these aren’t oranges, they’re grapefruits… Well, they’re still better than drinking water.”
Michael discovered that he could not just skin them, but also remove the juice from various different plants, by manipulating the extra-dimensional bag. Unfortunately, he didn’t buy any glasses or cups when he was in town, so it was simpler to just eat slices or pieces of the fruit.
Without thinking too much about it, he abruptly cast ‘Stat-Boost’ and was enveloped in a rainbow of different colors. After that, it jumped to the cat-girl who was standing in front of him, and the skill actually increased to level-two.
His Mana dropped to 10/30 and Elina yelled “W-what is this ridiculous spell?! It actually increased all my stats by a point!”
The half-naked man obviously had no idea why she was so flustered, because it just seemed like a basic buff to him. Michael sighed and grumbled “Ugh, it leveled up and the stat-increase doubled, but so did the mana-cost. Hmmm~, I need to raise my Intelligence next time I level-up.”
Then he remembered that he didn’t have his Arcane Orb Equipped, which added a point of Intelligence and Wisdom. He ignored the Priestess and walked upstairs to his balcony, where he began to study the overpowered art of ‘Electrical Manipulation.’