“I’ve gotta say though… I’m kinda disappointed. I mean, I won’t pretend to be some sort of magical expert or anything like that, but what the fuck? Like seriously, ugh, it’s hard to watch this disaster…” The obsidian-skinned illusory Nephilim was casually floating above a roaring serpentine dragon, made entirely of crimson flames. It burned its way through hundreds of gigantic purple tentacles, incinerating countless tiny demonic beasts, before crashing head-first into its colossal adversary.
Michael snickered, muttering “Well, I will admit that the big-ass penguin-monster is pretty hilarious, heh-heh~…”
The illusory woman giggled softly, murmuring “The amount of mana on this planet is still thousands of times lower than even the starting zones on Arcana. Matter and energy can easily be converted into mana and back again, for beings such as ourselves… However, they are restricted by their own imaginations. Although, there is one person who seems to understand the true nature of magic… I brought you to Antarctica because of his presence here.”
“Let me guess, Azriel Akira… I’ve been wondering how I should ‘deal’ with him. If he turns out to be an enemy, it’d be best to kill him now, before he becomes a real threat. On the other hand, I really wanna fly on a goddamn spaceship, hahaha-ow~, shitballs!” A large sniper-rifle bullet whizzed through Michael’s metaphysical chest-cavity. Since it was coated in Arcane aura, he actually had a tiny bit of his wisp dispersed by the attack.
Of course, it regenerated instantaneously, but it was still the first time that he had ever received any damage while astral-projecting. Unfortunately, because of his accidental interference, the round was barely even able to leave a dent on that Demonic Emperor Penguin Emperor’s beak.
He yelled “Cuntballs! We should probably get the fuck outta the way… Hmmm, well I should be allowed to do this right? I mean, this is probably what would have happened if I didn’t get in the way!”
“Meow~?!” A bright-blue kitten materialized in his right hand. Unlike his invisible avatar, the little critter was easily seen by the giant bird, Beatrix and even Iris. As she was soaring through the air, Jasmine screamed “Nyah~?! No~ Mikey, save me~?! Wah~!” However, it only took a few seconds for her to smack into the enormous beak and create a massive, endothermic explosion.
Three seconds later, an identical cat appeared in his palm again. She cried and pleaded “Stop it~! JJ doesn’t wanna splode anymore~! No~!” Yet, he still relentlessly hurled the adorable creature into the roaring beast’s open mouth. When it chomped down, it’s tongue was flash-frozen and even its thirty-meter long beak was blasted into dozens of shards.
Arcana complained “Michael, what did I tell you about interfering in their battle? With this much damage, it is likely that the penguin may perish in this conflict… The consequences of which, would be extremely severe.”
He sighed, “Okay~, okay~, I’ll stop throwing JJ-bombs… Besides, would it really be such a bad thing if this stupid penguin died?”
The ethereal Goddess whispered “That creature’s life is insignificant… My concern lies with that purple serpent. Do you still remember the Legendary weapon you received from Chaotica?”
Michael grumbled “Ah~, yeah, I tried to find it in my Soul Realm and Inventory, but it totally disappeared… Wait, does that have something to do with the penguin?”
She smirked, while pointing down towards the one-hundred meter long purple dragon-rat that was wrapping around the enormous monster’s left wing. It roared “Fucking cunt-whore bitch, I’ll fuck you up, grah~! Suck on my dick you ugly dandelion recess monkey!” After tightly constricting the gargantuan limb, it chomped down onto the fluffy shoulder and chomped down with its venomous fangs.
Arcana murmured “You called her Violet… but where did she come from? She may have originally been a mouse… However, when you allowed her to consume your blood and flesh, something ‘else’ managed to escape from your body.”
It took him a few seconds, but then he started laughing hysterically. He yelled “You’ve gotta be kidding me! Damn it! I knew there had to be a catch! Ugh, so that was her plan this whole time?!” After calming down a bit, he wondered “Wait, now that Chaotica managed to find a vessel in this world or whatever, does she actually have some sort of devious scheme or-”
The illusory woman quietly explained “That is highly unlikely… My granddaughter is rather ‘special’. She rarely ‘plans’ anything, so my only concern is that she will obtain the Chaos Seed and become too powerful for you to challenge. You may need to resort to… ‘other’ means in order to defeat her.”
Once he heard that, Michael smirked, muttering “I wonder… How much stronger my trusty Siegeblade will be after this? Urp, goddamn it Alice, what the fuck are you doing to our body?”
Cain’s colossal scythe was constantly clashing against a relatively tiny sword and shield, as he roared “Luke! You self-righteous fool! If you surrender that bastard to me, I’ll let the rest of you morons live! Is his pathetic life really worth all of this trouble?! Besides, do you honestly believe that you can trust him?! Cameron is and always will be, a backstabbing little piece of shit!”
His huge, thick, black armor was receiving dozens of bulletholes and cracks from where wind arrows smacked against his chest, pauldrons and helmet. However, the strange metal was also rapidly repairing itself, every time that giant knight drained the life from one of those enormous tentacles.
Of course, Luke was able to heal himself as well and in a much simpler way. His silver armor and metallic wings emitted a blinding radiance, which recovered any damage that it managed to accumulate and also vaporized any demonic beasts that attempted to approach his sides.
A skinny, leather-clad dark-elf assassin appeared on Cain’s left pauldron, as he was swinging his scythe downwards. Butter shouted “Ya know what? Fuck you Jojo! You’re the piece of shit! It’s your fault that we got kicked out of Forewarning!” The long obsidian katanas in his hands were swiftly thrust into the side of that gigantic medieval helmet. Those blades somehow passed right through the thick metal and managed to pierce the massive vampire’s left ear-drum and jaw.
At the same moment, dozens of ironwood arrows started bombarding Joseph’s chest and face from half a mile away. Unlike those explosive, but relatively weak bursts of wind, the condensed Nature-magic was far more effective against his armor. After the arrows were imbedded in his flesh, they actually began ‘growing’ roots, underneath his skin. His aura of Darkness was able to slow down the process and kill the voracious plants for the most part, but at least one fifth of the projectiles were able to transform into bright-green vines.
Cain roared “Grah~! You completely ruined TGS Online for me! Four years of my life, totally gone, because you hacked my account and deleted all of my characters!” That scythe erupted with violent purple flames, as it crashed against Luke’s radiant tower shield, causing him to be sent soaring hundreds of meters away. The angelic Paladin crashed into a three-meter tall bear, with the head of a penguin and flippers for arms. However, the beast simply exploded into a putrid cloud of crimson gore, while allowing him to slow down and eventually stop himself.
Suddenly, Aoi soared down, with a shortsword in each hand. She screamed “A fucking video game?! Your vendetta with Butter is over a motherfucking video game?! You murdered my foster father in front of me! He was your brother, you psychotic cum-dumpster! Ragh~! Just die already!” Those magically enhanced ironwood blades plunged straight into the center of his chest armor and almost managed to pierce his sternum, but she didn’t have enough momentum to keep going.
Before she had a chance to fly away, his enormous left gauntlet swung up and grabbed her around the waist. He laughed maniacally, as he clenched his fist and crushed her entire abdomen. The top and bottom half of her body was totally torn apart, but she was still alive and even conscious.
Isabelle swooped down and grabbed Aoi by the armpits, quickly soaring off, towards Linda, Blademaster, Knife-Girl and Hammer-Guy. However, right as she was about to reach them, a stream of fifteen incendiary bullets passed through her back and legs.
At the same time, three black-clothed women appeared next to Luke. They were each wearing cloaks, veils, and leather armor, while dual-wielding obsidian daggers. Even though they weren’t quite as powerful as Cain, the trio was certainly a challenge for him to deal with.
Butter teleported rapidly, avoiding Joseph’s rapid scythe-strikes, but he wasn’t able to counterattack at all. There were also a handful of vampires dressed in thick, white, arctic clothing, carrying submachine guns or longswords. They were trying to kill Linda, Blademaster, Knife-Girl and Hammer-Guy, but they were also besieged by plenty of demonic beasts.
Just when it seemed like Luke’s team was about to be wiped out, there was an enormous explosion in the distance. That colossal monstrosity in the distance was gone, but there were millions of much smaller fluorescent purple and crimson penguins falling from the sky.
Amidst countless squawking noises, a deep and powerful voice rang out in all of their minds “Hohohohohohoh~! You’re much more formidable that I had anticipated, humans! While you may have defeated me this time… Killing me won’t be possible! Farewell~!”
If you like HCOP, then you might also enjoy The Dao of Eros. As I’m writing this, there are currently about 35 or so chapters posted and nearly 80 chapters written :). Check it out if you have the time lol.