When Nadja opened her pitch-black eyes, she immediately yelled “What the fuck… Is this supposed to be Heaven?! Shit, I didn’t think they’d let ‘Humans’ into Heaven… Wait, this place is totally empty besides the two of us; damn it, I went to Hell!”
Michael complained “Oi, that’s racist! Do I really look like a fucking Human? I’m a goddamn Nephilim! Here, I’ll show you my awesome transformation!” Then four dove-like wings erupted from his back, spraying crimson blood behind him. After that, he activated ‘Lightening’: His hair turned silver, irises became golden, skin went from tan to porcelain-white, and a halo even appeared above his head.
“Holy shit!” The rat-woman was fairly surprised by the sudden change, since such radical physical alterations would have been nearly impossible in her original world.
He snickered, “Wait, more importantly, this ain’t Heaven or Hell, but a planet called Arcana. Ah, well, this awesome room is actually a place where I ‘store’ souls… So yeah, you’re welcome by the way. Not sure if you noticed, but I seriously spent like, two whole fucking hours creating the body you’re ‘wearing’ at the moment.”
Name: Nadja Giese
Race: Primal Rat-Tribe
Mana Regen per minute: 90
Health Regen per hour: 10
Attack Power: 5
Defense Rating: .5]
The rat-girl stared at her hands, arms, small but perky breasts, the smooth pink tail and then she even ‘examined’ her groin for a few seconds before shouting “What the fuck?! I have no idea what those numbers mean, but I don’t think I’ve ever felt this good before… I’m getting kind of dizzy from being in this weird room though. You’re saying you actually ‘made’ this body for me? Why? You lookin for some kind of sex-slave? Cause I don’t care if you’re God, or The Devil, I don’t bow to anyone. I’d sooner kill myself than become a shitty servant-”
Michael interjected “First of all, slavery and rape are ‘almost’ impossible in this world. Like, there is a ‘System’ that will physically stop it from happening. If that doesn’t work, there are Goddesses and Dungeon Masters, probably some other people too. If I wanted to hire you for a job, you’d have to willingly accept it… I’m sure there are ways to get around that, like I could ‘coerce’ you through violence, drugs, food, sex, etcetera. However, practically everything is constantly being watched by nearly omniscient and omnipotent beings who would likely step in and smite me.
“Anyway, I already have two wives, three girlfriends and a shapeshifting fox, plus a room filled with all kinds of horrifying and weird living-ish sex-toys; you’re cute, but I’m not interested in fucking you… no offense. So~, my reason for giving you a new body was pretty simple: practice. You don’t remember it, but when you were just a soul, we had a little chat about how I wrote a story one time and you were a character in it. The point is~, you don’t owe me anything, except maybe a ‘thank-you’. I did spend two hours, one silver coin and a decent amount of effort creating you; the ‘real’ you, not the fictional character, hehe~.”
Nadja sighed, asking “So if you don’t want anything from me, then I was just a ‘test subject’ for you?”
He smirked, nodding and holding out his right hand; a single gold coin appeared and he casually tossed it to the naked woman. “Welcome to Luxiana, you should be able to live off of that for a while. I’ve made you a Citizen and there are a ton of empty houses, so just pick one. If you wanna leave, that’s fine too, but you’ll probably die. Like, once upon a time, this zone was pretty ‘safe’… Nowadays, not so much. Your stats are really high for a level-zero, but well, even if you ‘did’ leave town, you’d still be within my territory. Here, I’ll show you a map.”
A large video-feed of a huge target was displayed above Michael’s palm; the view was taken from one of his ‘Heavenly Sentinels’, which was positioned directly above the ‘Holy Mountain’. From an altitude of three miles, it was easy to view the entire ‘city’: all three walls and far beyond that in every direction.
“See that little circle in the middle? There’s like, a bit of jungle there too… some lights; yeah, well, that’s Luxiana, or at least the part of it that’s inhabited at the moment. There’s a decent amount of new residents coming in from, oh shit! I just realized something… I put in all those giant walls, but there aren’t any gatekeepers. Umm, well, I’ll deal with that tomorrow. So~, inside of the second layer, there’s quite a bit of magical-beasts. Actually, there’s a fuck-ton of dangerous shit, just lurking inside of my house. My point is, if you wanna leave, you’re gonna need to use one of the two teleportation devices that can take you to other cities. Not that you’ll be very safe in any of those places though, cause the entire world is in a state of chaotic warfare. You could go to Nekoshire, but I think they’ll probably be shut down for a while; there was a bit of an incident, with me, an army of angels, a giant dragon, some Storm Bitches…” As he was speaking, the rat-woman was completely tuning him out and excitedly examining the strange holographic map.
Eventually, Nadja ‘zoomed in’ on the town and muttered “The structure kind of reminds me of Lorthon, except far smaller. Hmmm, I’ve never really liked living in the city, but all of these houses are pretty high-class. You’re saying it’s fine for me to just pick an empty one and start living there? What about this place?”
Michael snickered as he casually cast ‘Astral Leap’ and sent the two of them directly inside of a three-story mansion, near the middle of the northwestern edge of town. A one-hundred meter high wall was practically right outside of her backyard, but she did have a sizable amount of land.
“I have no idea why you wanted a place so far away, but I hope you realize that you’re gonna have to walk like three miles, if you wanna get to a clothing shop or restaurant. Anyway~, there should be a ‘deed’ inside of the house, which you’ll have to ‘sign’ with a thumbprint of your blood. After that, it’d be considered your property according to the laws of Luxiana, probably. I honestly don’t know how any of that shit really works, so you’re on your own. Good luck~!” After dropping Nadja off on the short green lawn, the Nephilim gave her a bit of unhelpful advice and teleported back to the Arcane Prison.
After glancing around for a few moments, he reached his right hand out and telekinetically grabbed a random pitch-black wisp. It floated above his palm for a few moments, before transforming into the form of a terrified Demi-Goblin man.
Michael whispered “I want you to go back, revert to your original, oldest memories, from before you arrived in this world.” However, there was no response, so he changed the ‘telepathic’ order a bit: “Just think about who or ‘what’ you were, before you were born in that shitty, crippled and deformed, piece of garbage… no offense. I assume you don’t wanna be resurrected in such a trashy state, right? Show me who you were, before you were born.”
Seemingly understanding his command, the spirit took on the shape of a tall ogress, then a small pale-skinned gnome, after that was a giant cockroach, and finally, a beautiful bird. When he read the description, the Nephilim sighed dramatically, grumbling “This is gonna be a pain in the fucking asshole…”
Golden Phoenix Embryo Level 0: Requires up to 10 years to hatch from its egg. No memories, inherent spells, or Passives from previous incarnations. Costs 1,000 MP. Total base stats: 10
Golden Phoenix Infant Level 0: No memories or inherent spells, may retain some random Passives from previous incarnations. Costs 100,000 MP. Total base stats: 20
Golden Phoenix Toddler Level 0: Some memories and inherent spells, retains a few random Passives from previous incarnations. Costs 10,000,000 MP or 10 copper. Total base stats: 40
Golden Phoenix Child Level 0: Full set of memories and inherent spells from the first incarnation. Retains several random Passives from the second, third and fourth incarnations. Costs 1,000,000,000 MP or 1 silver. Total base stats: 80
Golden Phoenix Adolescent Level 0: Full set of memories and inherent spells from the first incarnation. Retains random Passives and spells from the second, third and fourth incarnations. Costs 100,000,000,000 MP or 1 gold. Total base stats: 160
Golden Phoenix Adult Level 0: Full set of memories and inherent spells from the first incarnation. Retains random Passives and spells from the second, third and fourth incarnations. Costs 10,000,000,000,000 MP or 100 gold. Total base stats: 320
Golden Phoenix Elder Level 0: Retains all memories, Passives, and spells from every incarnation. Costs 100,000,000,000 MP or 1 gold. Total base stats: 160]
After shoving a single copper coin into the soul and creating a simple rank-G mana-core, he wondered “Now how long is it gonna take to build this giant flaming bastard?”