Once the four calmed down a bit, Michael was the first to notice that his Equipment function was available again. Mainly because of the massive notification he received.
[Congratulations! You are the first Player to own a Mythical Item!]
He wasn’t given a title or anything, and the only reason he managed to achieve that, was because the Mythical Rarity didn’t exist a few hours prior. That actually wasn’t his highest Rarity item though.
[Michael’s Equipped Gear
Illuminating the Chaotic Void: +210 Defense Rating, +70 Strength, +70 Vitality, +70 Endurance. Increases Mana-Regeneration by 700% while outside of combat. “I am the devourer of worlds, the illusion of fate, the creator of Karma, and the Guardian of Arcana. Death is ephemeral, life is eternal; seek damnation and receive salvation. Who is like God? Do not trust what you cannot believe. Seven is the key to Heavenly Hell; Nine leads to the Hellish Heaven. The truth lies in contradictory agreement. I love you…” Incantation from the Karma Sutra. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Divine Quality, requires level-30.
Arcane Breastplate: +30 Defense Rating, +8 Strength, +8 Endurance, +7 Vitality, +7 Wisdom. Each point of Aura reduces magic-damage taken by 3. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Rare Quality, requires level-30.
The Seven Celestial Orbs: +90 Attack Rating, +90 Defense Rating, +45 Intelligence, +45 Wisdom, +13 Willpower, +7 Luck. Can deal Arcane or Physical damage depending on the intentions of the wielder. Reduces the mana-cost of Arcane Magic by 20%. Able to be used in conjunction with a wide variety of Arcane Spells. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Epic Quality, requires level-30.
Silver Ring: +10 Defense Rating, +10 Perception. Increases training speed in the Light Affinity by 10%. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Rare Quality, requires level-10.
Arcane Gauntlet: +10 Defense Rating, +3 Strength, +3 Endurance, +2 Vitality, +1 Intelligence, +1 Wisdom. Deals Arcane damage upon contact with the enemy, depending on the power behind the physical attack. Counts as a right-hand gauntlet, bracer, and upper-arm guard. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Rare Quality, requires level-10
Arcane Hexagonal Die: +10 Defense Rating, +5 Intelligence, +5 Wisdom. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Rare Quality, requires level-10.
Arcane Cuisses: +10 Defense Rating, +4 Strength, +3 Endurance, +3 Vitality. Improves the wearer’s training speed in the Arcane Affinity by 10%. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Rare Quality, requires level-10.
Aegis of the Heretical Nephilim: +30 Defense Rating, +10 Strength, +10 Endurance, +10 Vitality. Wearer receives 20% more healing from Light Element spells. The shield’s strength and size are dependent on the Aura stat. Counts as a left-hand shield, gauntlet, bracer, and upper-arm guard. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Epic Quality, requires level-10 to wield.
Sabatons of the Angelic Guardian: +30 Defense Rating, +10 Strength, +10 Agility, +5 Endurance, +5 Vitality. In the shoe form, body-weight is reduced by 20%. In boot form, body-weight is increased by 20%-percent. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Epic Quality, requires level-10.
Greaves of the Angelic Guardian: +30 Defense Rating, +10 Strength, +10 Endurance, +10 Vitality. Reduces Darkness damage taken by 10%. Counts as shin and knee armor; can be worn alongside cuisses and tasset armor. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Epic Quality, requires level-10.]
[Michael’s Unequipped Gear
Purified Arcane Siegeblade: +480 Attack Rating, +100 Strength, +100 Endurance, +100 Vitality, +50 Intelligence, +50 Wisdom, +40 Charisma, +20 Luck, +20 Willpower. Deals 50% Arcane damage. Each point of Aura can increase or decrease the weight by one kilogram. Shape and size can be molded outside of combat for 50 Mana per second. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Mythical Quality, requires level-40.
Chaotic Embrace: +200 Attack Rating, +200 Defense Rating, +50 Strength, +50 Vitality, +50 Endurance, +50 Agility. Deals Chaotic damage when used as a weapon. The wearer may be subjected to visual and auditory hallucinations when out of combat. There are multiple hidden features. Counts as gauntlets and pauldrons. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Legendary Quality, requires level-40.
Helmet of the Arcane Guardian: +120 Defense Rating, +30 Vitality, +30 Endurance, +30 Perception, +30 Charisma. Increases Perception by 50% while in ‘Ocular Enhancement’ mode. In ‘Full-Helm’ mode, it is possible for the wearer to create breathable air using mana; can also completely block-out excessive pressure, or protect the wearer from extremely high or low temperatures, radiation, and other such threats. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Epic Quality, requires level-40.
Arcane Die: +5 Defense Rating, +5 Wisdom. Soulbound to Michael Cinagra. Rare Quality, requires level-5.]
Of course, a lot of his Equipment wasn’t currently available to him. Such as the various level-40 pieces of Gear. As the lowest level Accessory, the Arcane Die was automatically Unequipped, while the other two pieces remained.
Mana Regen per minute: 330+510
Health Regen per hour: 600+1070
Attack Power: 275+90+575
Defense Rating: 30+460+54.5]
“That’s kinda weird?” Michael murmured, immediately noticing a difference in the way the stats were displayed. The biggest change was that he now had two Health and Mana Pools. He noticed that his Health Regen was combined, even though there was a ‘+’, it didn’t affect the individual Health Pools separately. His total Health Regen per hour was 1670. While his Maximum Health was a total of 1670… However, his second Health Pool was empty when his Gear was automatically Equipped earlier. Essentially, even if he ‘took off’ or switched out his current Equipment, it wouldn’t have any impact on his base Health and Mana.
“Honestly, I’ve always kinda felt like the person who created this System was just too lazy or shitty at math to add everything up… Wait, for that matter, if this was really some sort of VR game, then wouldn’t those kinds of calculations be incredibly easy? They can alter the fucking laws of physics and distort reality until it seems like a game, but they can’t do basic addition for the statuses? It seriously seems like the kinda thing I’d do…”
Author’s Note: Is it really breaking the 4th wall, if the character in the story was the one who wrote the story? At least in the context of the story, that’s what happened near the end of Hardcore Legacies… The question is, “What the fuck did these seven assholes decide to write into existence?” Unlike ‘me’, the actual real-life author, these blissful idiots had hundreds of years without the need to eat, sleep, shit or piss and were free to do whatever the hell they wanted to their own ‘Reality’.
On the other hand, I’m here struggling to just take my antibiotics and thyroid medicine on time every day for the next week or so. I’ll have to take the thyroid stuff for a few more months, but I’m hopeful that things will work out in the end. Anyway, back to number crunching… I was debating whether I should just put all the stats and stuff in one singular gigantic chapter, however… If I do that, you all might not see an update for a week or longer.