A warm breeze rustles trees peacefully as birds chirp and flutter. The green grass waves in large open fields. Natural beauty in its most elegant form, a land seemingly untouched by anything. A place separated from reality, almost like a dream or heaven. This isn't a bedroom! Especially not a bedroom belonging to, what some would consider, a reject.
Through unknown and mysterious means, a boy who spends nearly all his time playing a game is transported to said game. Not in his own body but the body of his game Avatar, Ruler of Death and Leader of the Children of Chaos.
"Where am I?" she mutters confused. "Ah, my voice! I sound weird, like a female."
She brings her hands into her view only to see they've changed colour to brown, gone are the days as a male Human, now she is a female Dark Elf. The next glaring difference she notices is her silver hair that reveals itself by dropping down onto her hands. Instantly, her blood runs as cold as ice.
Clothes? An ominous purple cloak with large shoulder pads encasing a revealing set of white bikini armour. Rings that could activate a multitude of useful and conditional effects that allow for maximum versatility within battle. Golden neck rings that had no magical effects imbued upon them, their only purpose is to further boost the royal and elegant appearance displayed by Zeruna's figure.
"I'm... I'm in the body of Zeruna Black," was the only thing that she could muster. "Wait, last check, ears."
Long, pointy and presumably brown too.
"All evidence points to the fact that I am no longer on Earth, but that's impossible. I remember closing Chroniks then lying down in bed. Next thing I know, I'm Zeruna."
Zeruna stands up, wobbling slightly due to the new proportions of her body. She eventually stumbles over to a tree and falls onto it. The tree, like a frag grenade, detonates on impact with Zeruna, sending hundreds of pieces of wood everywhere.
"Well, I... I guess that makes sense, I was level 7362 in Chroniks and had 10,000+ in every statistic, so I guess strength like this to be expected. But the question is: are my weapons here?" Zeruna asks herself. "Come forth, Blades of the Fallen."
From each forearm, two curved blades burst out, these close ranged weapons are a work of art and took 50 hours of grinding to construct. Their appearance is inspired heavily off a similar weapon used by an anime character, but these are much deadlier as they are able to bend in all sorts of direction and attack an opponent from long range as well as close. They retract back into Zeruna's arms upon her command.
"Now we have that confirmed I have my weapons, what about my psionics and magic?" Zeruna asks herself.
A purple light suddenly explodes around her, disintegrating every plant within a ten-metre radius and reducing a nearby rabbit to ash.
She turns to the smouldering pile of ash that was until recently a rabbit. Her hand outstretches and begins to glow green. The ash suddenly starts to reassemble into a rabbit, even the water that had escaped its body is drawn back. As if nothing had happened, the rabbit carelessly hops away. This is the work of the spell: Greater Revival.
"Interesting, most interest indeed. Looks like I'll enjoy myself in this world," utters Zeruna to herself. "More importantly, I wonder if any of my actions in Chroniks have some effect in this world. For example: does the kingdom of the Wood Elves still exist after I destroyed it in the game.
But more importantly, food! I'm starving! I guess this is a side effect of becoming a Dark Elf. The trait 'Tremendous appetite' seems to have carried over to this world too. That means the weakness to holy magic must also be here as well; however, I doubt that is much of a problem. I'm level 7000 and something, to even scratch me is impossible."
'Back in the RPG game known as Chroniks: Destiny and Fate, the player could level indefinitely, I grinded every day and managed to reach level 7000 after five years of playing. Throughout I formed a group called the Children of Chaos consisting of a colourful cast of randomly generated NPCs, it was a beautiful thing. However, Chroniks had an incredibly strict death rule. If your character or NPC died, everything is gone; money, level, experience.
The game was incredibly diverse, it was as if it was actually a real world contained behind a screen. The game grew seemingly tired of my unending destructive reign and spawned a massive army made of powerful AI characters to subdue me. Arch-angels, Demigods, heroes — all sent to kill me. Alas, you can't win every battle. My subordinates were slain and I was nearly too. Azure Azur Azure was just too powerful for the Children of Chaos.
If only my NPCs didn't pick a fight with them I wouldn't have been on the run in-game for so long, but I survived because I valued Zeruna Black too much. I never got my revenge and haven't planned to, going Triple-A is suicide. The NPCs in the game were incredibly advanced so stuff like this could happen and had happened to others who played the game.
But in a world without them, I could forge a new order.'
A sly, sinister smile swept onto Zeruna's face, it's likeness could make a person faint. However, it soon faded as did the ideas of world conquest. There could be people as strong or stronger as her, a fact that scared Zeruna. If she died here, she would probably die with the character meaning avoiding people close to her strength is an excellent choice. Cowardly? Yes. Likely to happen? No.
The Dark Elf observes the path in front of her causing an idea to materialise in her head. If she waits, she could go invisible then hop on the back of a merchants carriage, most likely, they would go be heading to a nearby settlement. She has time anyway, she's a Dark Elf. A race, in the lore of Chroniks, that live three times longer than an elf; that's approximately 300 years of free time.
Waiting a couple of days maximum is just a blink of an eye in this new body; longevity is on her side.
Just as predicted, a carriage does indeed go along the road and seizing the opportunity, Zeruna activates one of her rings which turns her invisible to everyone's eyes except herself. She then jumped into the back soundlessly.
Now here she is, quietly eating an apple while resting in the back. She is surrounded by boxes of weapons, flasks of unknown liquids and crates of food. One of the foods being astonishingly sweet apples. However, she is not only resting but also gaining snippets of information from the chatting merchants.
"Hey Rudolf," says one of the merchants. "Have you heard, the Great Seer foretold that one of the children of chaos will return. Not only that, but it is a rumour that the Orcish Kingdom is preparing an invasion in the east."
"That's bad news."
"Yeah, they said they don't know which Child will come, only that a great calamity will befall the world."
"I doubt it will happen here!"
"Agreed, but there is always a chance. We never know, the Child of Chaos could we watching us right now."
"You shouldn't say such things unless you're trying to scare me. Beides, most of them are the size of mountains, I'm pretty sure I'd be able to see them!"
'It seems somethings I did in the game have carried over to this world. An intriguing turn of events, however, I had predicted something similar to this would occur. More importantly, they don't even know I'm here!"'
A small and unintentionally mischievous giggle leaves Zeruna and causes the merchants to immediately be on guard. One seizes a short sword that lay inches away from her while the other pulls out a sheathed sword from his waist.
"Did you hear that?" mutters the one named Rudolf.
"Probably just some forest spirit, but it always pays to be prepared. Now, we keep on guard."
"Damn, we definitely need to hire some adventurers, remind me to do that Logan."
The two return to their original positions, though a little more on guard, and continue their journey to whatever mysterious fantasy city. Still unaware of the powerful being casually eating apples in the back of the carriage.
Finally getting something on published here. Anyway, tell me if you enjoyed the first chapter of the book. Planning on doing one chapter every one or two days, I'm gonna try my best to keep up with that. I'm a bit of a slow writer so some may be delayed.