“Welcome to Hellfire Transportation, please choose a demonic destination!”
When Iris regained consciousness, the first thing she heard was the incredibly cheerful voice of an adorable pink kitten. All of the horrible burns and scars that covered the woman’s body before, had miraculously disappeared. Even her missing breast was perfectly intact. However, she was laying naked in the hull of an ancient creaking boat.
All around her were terrified people, who seemingly had no idea what was going on. Suddenly, there was a deafening scream and a pale-skinned woman in rags sprinted up from a lower deck. After reaching the middle of the room, she collapsed. A huge black-furred wolf quickly appeared and started chomping onto the woman’s abdomen. It ripped out her entrails and a horrible stench wafted throughout the hull, making many of the shocked and confused people gag. One young girl even vomited out some stomach acid.
“This illusion of damnation and torment is brought to you by Ferryman Corp. Taking people to random-ass places since forever ago! Would you like to be tortured now? It’s totally free! If you’d prefer, we can torture someone else and let you watch instead?”
That cute little pink kitten in front of Iris was enthusiastically talking to her, but everyone else could only hear soft meows. There were all sorts of awful screams and shouting coming from all over the creaking ship.
Iris asked “Are all of these people illusions?”
The cat immediately purred “No, of course not! We’re traveling through the Chaotic Void right now. If we were really inside of a run down boat like this, it would have disintegrated instantly. Anyway, you’re the one who paid for this trip. All the others are just along for the ride. You can eat some of them if you want.”
“Yeah, I ain’t really much of a cannibal, so I’ll pass. What’s all this about choosing my destination though?” The last time Iris came aboard the Hellfire Ferry, she had no idea what was happening. Even after she arrived, it took her a long time to understand what was going on.
The kitten giggled and holographic screen appeared between the two of them. “There are six galaxies within this universe that have been completely conquered by Chaotica’s Legion. It might seem like a lot, but it really isn’t that impressive. There are over a trillion galaxies in total, most of which are contested.”
Iris tilted her head, wondering “Contested between who? I’ve heard about the Goddess of Chaos, but no one seemed to know much about the others…”
“Well, there’s a lot of Deities out there… You look pretty noobish, so I’ll give you the rundown on how reality works. Otherwise you probably won’t understand what I’m talking about. Okay, so first of all, there’s the Mortal Realm of power. Like you, right now, would be considered as nothing more than a Rank-G Mortal. Here, I’ll bring up your status screen. Boop~!”
Name: Iris Angelica Healy
Compulsion 1: You are able to warp the minds of creatures that are weaker than you. Requires you to sacrifice Health and Stamina if you lack the Mana needed for upkeep. Costs 1 MP per hour.]