In our neighboring parallel universe, exists Caelum, and unlike our universe, their world is built upon the concepts of mana. Mana opens possibilities, mana gives life, mana paved the way for magic, and for many years, magic was the convenience of the elite.
The people of Caelum were a mixed bunch. Some had long ears, some had fur ears and tails, some were just plain regular round ears. But they all had their own unique traits.
The "Invaders" were different - there were only round ears, as Noah would discover if you managed to pry one out of it's metal exo-skeleton. For a while, he had actually thought that they were some kind of metal monsters - so color him surprised when he found out that there was actually something different on the inside.
Noah managed to capture one of the "Invaders" one day. After a long time, he managed to find out that the Invaders called themselves "humans" from a place called "Earth." They had punched through dimensions and chosen to invade Caelum after they had conquered most of their galaxy. This was unfathomable to Noah - he was told that if he looked up in the night sky, then all of the stars he could see was a sun like his own - and they had conquered all of them.
Thoughts here are to introduce a typical Apocalypse story, but set in a fantasy world instead. Instead of monsters, humans would invade. Instead going from mundane to magical, it goes from magical to mundane. How would people of the fantasy world cope, if they suddenly no longer have magic?
Zatan is sane, he kept telling himself. Completely normal. No abnormalities, no strange hobbies, no fetishes, or anything unusual. That's what he kept repeating himself as he was surrounded by, what he termed, "crazies." Zatan was, in fact, abnormal - not normal at all. He was in fact an Eldritch Chtutulan Abomination Horror, from the deepest of the Abyss, The Void, The Chaos Universe.
Not unlike his friends though. One of which ate people raw from portals, another liked doing R-18 tentacle BDSM stuff, and his final friend liked blowing stuff up - like galaxies and such. But despite all that, The Abyss was a nice place, with a nice caring community of neighbors who watched out for each other.
On another normal day, when he was reading his favorite book on Chaos Magic, he felt an odd compulsion. Like an itch calling him. With a frown (whatever that looks like on an Eldritch Abomination), he put down his reading glasses and mentally reached to the calling. What he saw through clairvoyance, was the most pure, sacred, and beautiful girl kneeling in the middle of a summoning circle. He was instantly in love.
What will happen to pure and innocent Zatan, as he tries to court the love of his life? What will happen when the girl turns out to be the greatest closet fetish nympho and her perversions would make even Zatan's friends speechless? How can they open up to each other, baring their hearts when each of them are too shy to take the first step?
Zatan portrays himself as the great Evil - proud, evil, corrupted, disdainful, but secretly doesn't want to hurt his love. While the Girl portrays herself as sacred, pure, and virtuous beauty, but secretly hopes that Zatan would ravage her to her hearts content. But their own masks and insecurities holds them back from revealing their hearts to each other.
As she orchestrated the death of her loved one, she grabbed his soul from reincarnation, and sent him to a world, wherein he could pursue her. "As many other immortals pursued her - as she was the Dao" she scoffed at this thought.
She dreamed that one day, when he finally reached the peak of the Dao, he would be able to communicate with her, and then she would be able to confess her undying love. He would merge with the Dao, and they would be together forever.
In the mean time, she would give him a "small" powerup of being immortal, filling his body, soul, and dantian with Immortal Qi, effectively turning him into a Golden Immortal - despite him still being in the mortal world.
But that turns out to be a mistake. The Heavens, clouded by her feelings and obsession, gave him a perfect handsome appearance due to the immortal Qi. And because he was immortal - no cultivation technique found in the mortal world would work on him, making Zhang Yan think that he's unable to cultivate. Even Spirit Root Aptitude Tests couldn't measure him, because he was so far above the range of measurement, making everyone think he was destined to be a mortal.
Finally, even if/when Zhang Yan found out that he was a Golden Immortal, he would have to figure out how he could ascend "again" to the Immortal Realm. But before all that, Zhang Yan had to consider can he finally find a girlfriend with his new looks? Would Cultivator Beauties even consider a handsome "mortal" like him? Can he find a solution to his unlucky curse haunting him? And why does tribulation lightning strike him down as soon as he starts flirting with girls?
Adrian has been meticulously perfecting his Villainous Young Master act throughout the year. He has taught himself ballroom dancing (with his mother), Fencing (with a stick), Piano (scrap keyboard), Martial Arts, Noble etiquette, various of languages herein French, English, Spanish and Chinese, and always strived for the top scorer in any school subject.
It was tough for Adrian, as he often slept less than 4 hours a day. But armed with YouTube tutorials, Language Learning apps, conviction, perseverance, dedication, a whole lot of willpower, and the power of the internet, Adrian became rather proficient in each of the subjects he set his sights on. So much, that his Middle School teacher called him a "genius" and called his parents in for a talk "about his future."
But who were his parents? They were rural farmers and had nothing to their name. While they thought it was good that a kid like Adrian had "hobbies", they were out of touch with reality and their circumstances limited their imagination. No matter how much the Middle School teacher stressed how unprecedented it was that Adrian taught himself piano to a grandmaster level, Adrian's parents couldn't see the value in music.
Ryan, a hardcore gamer and online troll, in the popular FD-VRMMO Space Sim - Galaxy Citizen, wakes up in a pod onboard an alien spaceship after getting killed in-game for trolling. Later he finds out that he is the only human alive, and that humans are referred to and worshipped as "The Ancestors" due to their traces being prevalent throughout the galaxy.
Confident in the ability to manipulate their genetics, humans tried to harness mana akin to like higher-dimension creatures - thus creating magical races such as elves, and sturdy warriors such as the beat-kin. Unfortunately, not all humans could adapt, and after successfully winning the war, humans found out that mana slowly poisoned and killed all humans that wasn't genetically enhanced.
Ryan was a product of countless years of genetic experiments in multi-pronged approach to create a super-human during the war which had superior strength, could use mana, preserve the human bloodline, and exert control over the various of human sub-species that suddenly came existence during the war.
Unfortunately, the research location was found out, and in an attempt to save their research, Ryan's pod was jettisoned into the proximity of a black-hole, hoping that the space-time distortion could preserve their research.
Now, 20000 years later, human-subspecies were segregated onto their own planets due to sudden collapse of the human race and this in turn also caused technology to revert to the stone age. This caused them to forget their origins, and re-develop into the space age.