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FanFic Title: World Gate Online
Chapter 1: Hero
Author: imaginexbreaker
Date Published: February 24th, 2015


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Chapter 1: Hero


Let’s turn back time.

After suddenly being summoned by Lucas, Freya did her best to comply with his order and protected his mother and the other students.

“Please come this way m-mother…….”

Being embarrassed on calling Lucas’ mother as mother as well, she quickly grabbed her hand and pulled her in a safe place.

“Everyone! Please don’t panic! Lucas will definitely defeat him!”

Though the surrounding students are still bewildered, they knew that she can give them safe protection so they complied and moved towards her.

“[Water Pillar]!”

While moving about, Freya used her magic to extinguish the fires that were in the way.

“W-who…are you?”

Lucas’ mother asked from behind her.

“A-ah, I’m sorry for not introducing myself earlier. My name is Freya Draculae Lytton. L-Lucas’ sl…fami….wif………….friend….”

Being confused as to what to call herself, Freya stuttered until she finally settled with being Lucas’ friend.

“A-anyway, please trust me. I’m told to keep you safe together with everyone.”

Students began to gather around her for protection.

“H-hey, her name’s Freya she said.”

“Yeah…the one in the TV. The vampire Princess.”

“Then the white haired person over there is…”

“Lucas! The White Haired Adventurer!”

Since almost all the student body knew of the game [World Gate Online], they all naturally knew the hottest topic of all.

Also, the event yesterday was all over the news about how Lucas managed to reveal the King’s corruption as well as his attempt in assassinating the Queen and the Prince.

Starting as pure-blooded vampires is also thanks to him proving his innocence so it’s no wonder if there isn’t anyone who hardly knew him.

“…But how come he’s in real life…the Princess as well.”

“They’re using magic too.”

“…Did Lucas discover a way to transfer worlds? Some kind of skill?”

“Then that fire bastard also knew that skill?”

“…Or is this what they call mass hallucination…am I dreaming?”

“I wish. Then I want a kiss from the vampire Princess.”

When one student tried to move towards Freya, she inadvertently used her skill.

“K-kyaa! [Dragon’s Roar]!”

“G-guh-!?”

Using [Dragon’s Roar] as she shouted made the student flinch in fear.

“Idiot, you just saw she used a skill while extinguishing the flames and you’re sexual harassing her?”

While comforted by the fact that they’re safe around Freya, they began to make such conversations without tension.

“U-umm…can someone please explain to me what’s happening?”

Feeling left out, Lucas’ mother asked everyone since they seemed to have accepted what’s happening as reality.

“? Oh, are you a student’s mother?...Or a professor? Anyway, heard about [World Gate Online]?”

“Y-yes…apparently my son plays it without my knowing…”

“Oh, then get this. There’s this one player that’s famous all around the world! He even had his movie a few days ago!”

“A gamer? Worldwide famous? And has a movie? Is that even possible?”

To Lucas’ mother, such a thing is impossible.

To her, being a gamer has no future at all and will only cause trouble to everyone around him.

“Please don’t look down on gamers. They’re not always lame, or unsociable, or whatever terrible things your imagining. Try watching this fight and see for yourself.”

“…But what does this situation has anything to do with a game?”

“That’s what we want to know too. How these characters are now in real life.”

The other students also nodded and Freya just tilted her head not understanding what they were talking about.

“But you see the white haired guy? He’s the one I was talking about earlier.”

“T-the one who has a movie? Worldwide famous? H-how?”

Now, Lucas’ mother is even more confused.

To think that her own son is that famous without her knowing…she can only be confused as to why and how such a thing happened.

“I’m telling you to watch the movie…but that doesn’t explain why he’s famous worldwide. You see, there’s this event recently. And Lucas, he, was at the very center of it. After completing a quest no one can ever think about, he made a ripple. He started something. Something that even affected every country there is.”

“He made his name known throughout the world.”

Another person added.

It would seem that they were all praising him.

“I know how you feel. I was in [Drachedge] when it happened and guess what!? I was one of the players that chose to help them escape! Because of that, I got +100 popularity with the vampires!

Haha, the Prince also just announced where the village of the vampires are. Within 3 days, I’ll be doing exclusive quests already!”

“Tch- should’ve stayed in [Drachedge], right now, that village you just said is still the only known village where vampires reside right?”

“Ugghh damn! You get to see the sexy vampires before me!”

Right now, the students are talking to themselves in excitement about the event which left both Freya and Lucas’ mother dumbfounded.

“E-eh? So you say that people from other races would start visiting our village? That’s no good, we haven’t prepared to welcome guests yet…and it’s otherworlders like Lucas…”

“I-it’s fine Princess! There’s no need to get out of your way to welcome us! We’re fine with being welcomed with your smiles!”

“You have pretty boys as well right!? Smiles are definitely fine with us too! Rather, your father looks dreamy...”

Freya was being barraged by their questions and suggestions while Lucas’ mother can only watch them in gaze.

Then, she shifted her gaze to Lucas who was still fighting the other player.

“It’s really like a fantasy…”

Looking at Lucas’ opponent with bright red name floating on top of him as well as the winds, water, and fire magics that came out of nowhere…she was forced to believe that this is now reality.

The reality her son lives.

She herself was a member of the anti-virtual world faction that were rallying to stop the production of these virtual reality games so she was hurt when she found out her own son plays them.

He’s already in 2nd year collage and still plays a game, of course she would be worried about her son’s future.

Also, in the virtual world where they learn and practice how to kill, she was also worried that it may affect her son somehow but watching him fight now, she can’t be more proud.

Right now, he is fighting for their sakes.

The other students also spoke fondly of him.

“I must definitely watch that movie together with him later. We’ll bring his two younger siblings as well.”

They were a family of five. A father, a mother, a male elder brother, of which is Lucas, a younger male brother, and another younger sister.

While smiling as she imagines the scene where they would all watch together, her ear picked up on the other student’s conversation.

“Princess Freya, that ring you’re wearing…are you perhaps engaged?”

One of the female students asked to the silver haired young lady who helped them.

Looking closely, she was wearing a golden ring on her left ring finger.

“E-eh!? A-ah!...T-t-that is….umm….uuuu…….”

Not sure how to answer, she kept glancing at her ring and towards the battle.

No, it wasn’t the battle that she’s looking.

It was Lucas.

“…Don’t tell me my son…”

Lucas’ mother concentrated her eyes towards Lucas’ hand. Since he held the sword on his right arm, the left arm doesn’t move a lot and there, a golden light was repeatedly being reflected from his finger.

It was the same golden ring.

“Kyaaaa! So that’s how it is! The Hero that saved the Princess and lived happily ever after! I wish my Hero would come as well!”

“Kyaaaaa! It must be nice. Being with the person that only believed in you till the end when nobody else did and saved you from the treacherous King!”

“M-men! T-there’s still many pure-blooded vampires out there that needed to be saved! No matter what, we will find them all and save them!”

“Let’s save them!!!”

“I-it’s nothing like that! N-not like that at all! Uuuu…”

Though Freya tried to refute, her voice sounded small and was lacking confidence.

Truthfully, she still did not understand what she feels towards Lucas.

Seeing this, Lucas’ mother just nodded as if coming to an understanding and patted Freya’s shoulder.

“Freya…was it? My son may have a few…complications, but I’ll be leaving him in your care.”

“F-fuee!? Y-yes!?...eh!?”

Freya, whose mind cannot catch up, let out a weird sound and answered vaguely.

+ + +

After the battle ended, Lucas’ mother congratulated him and thanks him.

The other students as well showed their gratitude and were questioning him in rapid fire.

“U-uuuu…Explaining everything now would be hard…and I guess the better way to explain them is to announce them later. For now, there may still be other students trapped in the classrooms and the building that caught on fire recently isn’t exactly the right place for leisure talk. Who knows when this building would give up? Anyway, please go outside for safety first.”

“I see. Alright! We’ll help you evacuate the building as well!”

“Didn’t you just hear what I just said!?”

Thinking it was no use explaining again, I just sighed and accepted their help.

“Alright, but at least escort my moth-…escort her outside first. Can you do that?”

No matter what, I want to get her to safety before anything else.

The reason why I didn’t reveal that she was my mother is because I didn’t want my real identity to be found out.

It seems no one noticed me transform and the surveillance cameras also were destroyed so they shouldn’t know of my identity yet.

“Wait Luke…Lucas…the kid that you defeated just now…he’s not dead right? I mean, he disappeared just like that without leaving a corpse so…”

“Ah yes. Don’t worry about it, since he turned into a red player, a criminal so to say, he is transported to a special jail. Likewise, those he killed directly are now on a special hospital and will be back after a day…For those that died indirectly though…I’m afraid they’re dead for good.”

“…I see…it’s like a game isn’t it?...Life, death and all that…did he know about those…rules?”

“Yes. The system should have informed him when he first switched with his character in the real world, no, in [Earth].”

“…I’m really confused right now but I guess I’ll wait for an explanation. But I’m glad that you didn’t take a person’s life just like that.”

“…”

With that exchange, my mother, escorted by one of the students, was brought outside for safety.

“Alright, search every room and every corner, if you find someone wounded, inform either me or Freya so we can heal them right away.”

“Yes!”

And so the search began.

I used my [Dragon Eyes] that just became intermediate and gained the thermal vision. Using them, I was able to see through walls and search for heat signatures of a human.

What a neat trick.

The description didn’t mention anything about seeing through walls but I guess you just have to figure out their own uses by yourselves.

Well, it isn’t really an ability to see through things, but I can only see the heat signatures so it ignores walls and other objects.

Since the fires are already extinguished, the walls aren’t so hot anymore so I don’t see them.

After seeing a couple of students gathered together in a single classroom, I switched the vision off and removed the debris blocking the door to open it.

Having superhuman strength sure is nice.

“Hey, you guys alright he-…”

I paused as soon as I saw who the group was.

“……..Are any of you hurt?”

“Lucas…”

Though I tried to feign ignorance, looks like I was already seen through.

Can’t be helped huh?

“…..Since when did you guys found out?”

“So it really is you…Just yesterday, when we heard the name of the White Haired Adventurer for the first time, everything just clicked together.”

“No wonder he felt so familiar…”

So it was because they found out the name…

“Haaah…I guess hiding it doesn’t matter anymore since my mother just found out just now too.”

“…So you didn’t tell us because you don’t want you mother to find out?”

“…Yes…my parents you see…they didn’t want me to be someone who watches animes, or read mangas, or light novels, or play games…if they knew, then they would definitely tore me away from you guys.”

“…I see…”

“…”

For a while, an awkward silence filled the room.

“Well, what’s past is past. Let’s just start anew, you said your mother found out right? So they’re cool?”

“Yeah…I don’t know why though…”

Yes, I was bewildered as to the sudden change of heart my mother just showed.

Maybe Freya did something about it?

Should I reward her or something later? Well whatever.

For now, this situation comes first.

“So…mind filling us in how your character [Lucas] is in real life with us right now?”

“…It’s a long story…”

Too many people just keep asking me this questions and I really hate to keep repeating myself…

“Anyway, for now, please keep my real identity a secret.”

“Haha, I guess even celebrities have their own problems to deal with.”

“Shut it…”

Even though the problem of my parents finding out is already solved, there are still a lot of complications if other people find out my identity.

If that happens…I don’t think I can go outside anymore…

Ugh…I’ll complain to Trask later.

“So, how many of you guys are playing?”

“Hmm…I still don’t own a [Portal] yet but Gavin, Kanin, Zeal, and Lowy apparently have one and are also playing.”

“Yep, I think you already know but my name’s [Geeves], Kanin is [Rice], Zeal is [Ashclad], and Lowy is called [Blood]. We’re all meeting up at the central continent someday, how about you?”

“I guess I’ll meet up with you guys as well. But I still need to take care of things on my end in [Watervliet] so I think I’ll be late.”

“Hm? What’re you doing there? Weren’t you in [Drachedge]? What’re you doing all the way down the southern continent?”

Ah, that’s right.

They all still don’t know about my rewards right?

Hmm…I wonder how I’ll break it to them…

“Yes, you’ll know after watching the second movie.”

“Eh!? There’s going to be a part 2!? Seriously!?”

“Haha, yeah. Don’t worry, I got the tickets and seats covered.”

“…..It’s like you’re getting farther and farther from us…”

I guess? Well, you try being trapped in a high level cave in Level 1 all alone and defeat a Level 300…actually Level 700 plus dragon just so you can escape….

After that, gamble on whether you are right by saving a criminal slave and infiltrate the palace and prove that the King is corrupt….I’m really surprised myself that I was able to complete those tasks….

In any case, the rescue went off without a hitch and everyone was safe and sound.

All that’s left is to wait for those that died directly by Brandon’s hands to be resurrected so we can identify the ones that didn’t return as deceased.

After the last batch of students went out, I [Disconnected] and mixed in among them.

When asked where [Lucas] go, I simply told them that he went to double check in case he missed anything.

Of course that was a lie.

Outside, firemen, policemen, worked their respective jobs and calmed the crowd as well as prohibited anyone from going in.

There was also an ambulance but they only served a few patients since me and Freya already healed most of the injured.

Speaking of Freya, I recalled her back and told her that I’ll summon her again once everything has calmed down.

Also, that I’ll give her a proper tour next time.

Now, all that’s left is to complain to Trask.

That guy…he definitely knows something like this was going to happen, which would explain what he said to me before.

+ + +

Reaching the company building that made [Portal] and [World Gate Online], there were loads of reporters that surrounded the entrance asking for answers.

It seems that news of game characters appearing in the real world have already spread despite the incident being only a few minutes ago.

Guess you can’t underestimate the power of media.

How am I going to get inside without them knowing my identity…no choice then.

“…Mom, I think you should go home first. I still need to talk to the guy on top for answers.”

“I see…Alright, call me when it’s all over. Good luck.”

I nodded and hid inside an alleyway.

“Well…here goes nothing. [Character Switch]!”

After being surrounded by light, I once again transformed into [Lucas].

If it’s this [Lucas] then it’s fine if they only know about this one. No matter what, they can’t know my real name…otherwise, it would be hard living without a care in the world.

With that in mind, I silently walked back behind the crowd and released a small [Dragon’s Wrath].

If it’s only at this level, then I don’t think I’ll lose control.

Because of the [Dragon’s Wrath] the air became chilly and the noisy reporter mobs fell silent.

“Move.”

With that one word, the crowd split into two like mosses split the ocean.

“Oh? Maybe living like this isn’t so bad?”

Though it did feel nice, it was really awkward to walk at the center so I walked fast.

The guards as well didn’t question me and opened the door so I quickly got on the elevator.

…Somehow, I feel weird using the elevator…

It’s like...how do you say this?

It’s like seeing Superman using an elevator…somehow I found it amusing yet embarrassed.

+ + +

Leith Tyson is a new reporter that was assigned to gather stories about the recent news that immediately hit top priority.

A game character in real life…or so they say.

To be frank, even Leith cannot believe such a thing to be true and thought that she was assigned to a job that will make her fail.

“Is this bullying? Am I being bullied because I’m new?”

Though it is interesting, it was really far from reality.

But in the end, a job is still a job.

She has to cover this story so she went to the company that made the game to ask for answers. However, there were a lot of reporters that had already gathered there also hoping to ask some answers.

Not only reporters, even civilians were there also hoping to get the news firsthand.

“Just how credible is this story…there is that video but that’s definitely edited.”

But then she heard the other reporter’s screams.

“Please allow us to see the superior of the company!”

“Is it true that the person responsible of burning Mapua was a game character!?”

“Did you know of the person that saved the college from burning!?”

“Is he also a game character!?”

“Victims says he used magic in real world, do you know anything about it!?”

“Is [Lucas] real or not!?”

They kept asking the guards since there were no officials that were present hoping they at least have small information they can use.

“E-excuse me sir, are you free for an interview?”

“A-an interview!? Yes! Absolutely!”

“I see, then what can you tell us about a college school being burned? What are your thoughts on this?”

Leith’s objective was to learn what the other reporters meant about Mapua being burned.

Though she is a reporter, she is a new one and a greenhorn when it comes to speed gathering of information.

In truth, she has no idea what they meant when they said it was burned and she can’t have other know of her faults so she asked someone with an interview as cover up.

With this, she can gather information and keep her face at the same time.

In this battlefield of reporters, she is always being observed by other reporters and sizing her as competition.

“Yes, around 4:30pm ago, an incident occurred in Mapua Institute of Technology.”

“By incident you mean the fire?”

“Yes, witnesses says that the fire started on the third floor and almost all students escaped immediately. However, there are still those trapped in the third floor and had difficulties in escaping.”

“What do you mean by difficulties? You mean by debris and the fire blocking the stairs?”

“That too, however, there is another reason. A red player.”

A red player, in the game, criminals are called as red players.

Why? Because criminals have their name exposed in red above them hence, the red players.

“So you mean a criminal? Was it a male or a female?”

“Male, a friend of mine was actually one of the students that was trapped. He said the red player displayed skills of a [Magician] and a [Scout] class.”

“Can you elaborate?”

Leith was confused as to why he kept using game terms in calling the criminal, however, now he definitely used a game term that has no equivalent meaning in the real world so she became more confused.

“Yes, he used the skills [Fire Wall], [Flame Shot], [Fire Pillar], [Blink], and [Assassinate]. He probably has more but even with only these, I can tell he is at least a Lvl 70 or more [Magician] and a [Scout] of at least Lvl…..30 give or take.”

“…So you’re saying that the criminal…actually used magic? In the real world?”

“Yep, my friend just sent me a video of it. It was damn awesome.”

“Can I see the video?”

Looking at the video, it was quite the same as the one that was leaked, however, this one had a different angle and point of view.

This means only one thing.

The video is nothing but real.

There’s no chance that they were edited this finely.

Editing one video is one thing, but having 2 or more with different perspective, that would take a lot of time and the time the school burned was just recently.

“This other person in the video. They say it is the recently popular hero Lucas. What are your thoughts about this?”

“Well, the vampire Princess was also present so that is definitely him. Though it is the first time I saw him used magic, I doubt there’s a different white haired red eyed with the same face that is together with the Princess.”

“I see, thank you for your time. Is it alright for you to fill out this form?”

The form was formalities. To ensure that the interviewee gave permission for the information he gave and for him to be credited as well.

Immediately after he finished filling out the form, a chill was felt in everybody’s spine.

Everybody fell silent.

Then, a cold voice rang out very clearly.

“Move.”

No questions asked, everybody did as ‘he’ ordered.

It was none other than the White Haired Adventurer, Lucas.

Many gulps could be heard around Leith, even the civilian she interviewed was also stiff yet excited all the same.

After confirming he’s out of sight, everyone sighed in relief.

“…He’s real…”

“No doubt about it…”

“Did you see that black aura around him?”

“Yeah…that was really scary…yet awesome…”

These kinds of conversation were heard from the crowd.

“So cool…”

“Yeah…”

Leith agreed when the civilian beside her muttered.

“…Cool…”

+ + +

I already canceled out [Dragon’s Wrath] just to be safe.

I don’t want to wreak havoc inside a building.

When the elevator door opened, I immediately walked towards Trask’s office while the surrounding workers were whispering about.

“I-it’s him…”

“The character [Lucas]…”

“How is this possible?”

“I heard he became a Marquis!”

“Damn, so badass…”

Ughhh….let’s get this over with.

I opened the door of Trask’s office and there, Lilianne, Pearce, and Trask was waiting inside.

Why are Lily and Pearce here as well? Are they actually important people or something?

Though I thought that, Trask immediately refuted them.

“Sorry about this two here…they’re too eager to see you…”

“I see…”

Figures…

“Anyway…You knew about it right? You knew this was gonna happen?”

“Well…I certainly knew it will someday. I didn’t expect it to happen so fast.”

“…Then why did you let me keep this? This [World Key].”

I dangled the golden key in front of him.

“Because I knew you can be the [Hero].”

“Enough riddles please. I’m already tired of it.”

“It’s not really a riddle. I meant it literally. I cannot stop players from getting a hold of those keys. And there is no human on [Earth] that can stop them if they wreak havoc like the one you fought today.”

Certainly…if there aren’t just two but more [World Keys] out there…then naturally, criminals can also have one and have their way here, where every human will be powerless to stop them.

Crimes would also get much easier to do and harder to stop.

“These [Villains], the only thing that can stop them are of the same kind. Another [World Key Holder], a [Hero].”

“…And you mean me?”

“Yes. I’ve watch your battles from the start and I trust that you will not use that key to become a criminal…to be a [Villain].”

Well…I certainly won’t do it, but the fact that I’m too readable somehow irritates me.

“…And if I turned? How are you going to stop me?”

By turned, I meant the effect of [Dragon’s Wrath] or maybe, just maybe, I became a criminal.

“Then by then, I hope I can find another person to trust that can deal with you. But finding someone stronger might a bit hard so please don’t.”

In short, I’m replaceable.

Just thinking about it annoys me.

“Look. I am not a superhero. I’m just a college brat that has a [World Key]. If you want it, take it and leave me be. [Disconnect].”

I disconnected and unequipped the [World Key].

“…Why?”

“Because being a superhero means burdening every hope and dreams these guys have on me.”

I opened the blinders by the window to show them the crowd gathered beneath.

“And I’m not sure I can live with that.”

This was my honest feelings.

I can’t just answer their every call and hurry to them just to save them.

There’s like hundreds of crimes everyday happening everywhere and some of them are even the

kind the government turns a blind eye to.

I can’t just involve myself in everybody’s business.

And most importantly, my free time!

Even if I did somehow manage to help everyone, I won’t have any time to play!

I want to play!

“You don’t have to answer to every call.”

“Then there’s no point.”

“Look, you’re not the only [World Key Holder] that had found one, though certainly the first, but you’re not alone.”

Trask held out the key I gave him towards me.

“Think about it. If your mind still hasn’t change by tomorrow, then it’s a pity. If it did…then you’ll thank me.”

Think about it…what’s there to think about?

I doubt my mind will change in a day.

But whatever, I’ll at least take Freya out tomorrow morning and show her around. Then it’s goodbye.

“Fine, but I won’t make any promises. And I’ll definitely come back for the payment. I’m not in the mood today.”

I turn around and left just like that.

“You’ve made a ripple Lucas…And nothing can stop it.”

This time, I didn’t switch to [Lucas] and left the building through the back gate to avoid attention.

+ + +

Tired, I lay down on my bed and closed my eyes while listening to the TV I turned on.

The news were pretty much all related to the burning of Mapua and game characters fighting in real life.

Mapua suspended class for a week because of the incident.

Lucky me.

I get to play all day long for a week.

Best news I’ve heard so far.

Oh yeah, I leveled up 2 times after killing Brandon…guess he’s pretty high level huh?


“[Character Switch]”

I got up and looked at the mirror as I switch back to [Lucas].

[Hero] huh?...

Should I consider his offer?

Haah…what am I thinking? I don’t have the time to save people I don’t know...

…Why did I sudennly remember Freya and Sebastian?

Is it because I don’t know them but still saved them?

No, that was different.

Sebastian’s request had the same objective as my goal.

And Freya…Freya…….why did I help her?

At that time, no one would blame me if I walked away…pretend that I didn’t notice…But I still moved.

I still helped her.

It wasn’t even a quest.

I had nothing to gain if I helped her…just the attitude of the pure-blooded vampires towards me…I really doubt that Sebastian has anything to reward me in that cave other than the rings. I’m lucky that the prince and Arch-bishop was involved.

Thanks to them, I got more than what I deserve.

I also saved those guys in the school…no, that’s because my mom’s there.

That’s definitely it.

Haaah….really…I don’t understand how [Heroes] think…what drives them to save people.

Unlike most of them, I haven’t had any misfortunes in the past.

No tragedies.

No dramas.

No motive.

It’s just not in me to be a [Hero].

Honestly, it’s too troublesome.

The Arch-bishop also called me a [Hero]…but am I really one?

I don’t know what prophecy that guy meant but I’m sure I just happen to do the same as the real [Hero].

I’m sure I’ll make a mistake in the future.


Haaah…enough of this.

Let’s just go back to bed.

…Is what I say but I can’t move.

“G-nggggg…”

What’s happening here?

I look up below the MP display at the upper left most of my vision to see if there’s any curse or status but there’s none.

It doesn’t display that I’m paralyzed, or stunned, or poisoned, or what.

But I still can’t move.

Is there an invisible rope or something that ties me? But I also can’t speak and I don’t feel anything that’s preventing me to.

I switch on my [Dragon Eyes] my appraisal skills too but there’s nothing around me that bounds me.

Really, just what is happening?

Finally, something abnormal occurred.

Bright blue light surrounded me, it’s different than the light from switching characters or teleporting in game.

Being engulfed in light…the next thing I know, I am in another world.


Name

Lucas

Level

17

Gender

Male

Money

10 G 54 S 50 C

Job

Wanderer LVL 18
Painter LVL 13

Race

Human

Health

2030

Mana

1975

STR

170

INT

135

SPD

168

DEX

120

VIT

146

LUK

232

Title

Light Hero shrouded by Darkness
Marquis of Watervliet

Fame

102770

Charisma

3000

Art Sense

18

Rage

0

Fire

12

Water

12

Earth

11

Wind

12

Light

11

Dark

11

Passive Skills

      [Play Dead] Beginner LVL 6(12.23%)
      [Dragon Eyes] Intermediate LVL 2(32.12%)
      [One Foot Walk] Beginner LVL 9 (12.35%)
      [Mouth Mastery] Beginner LVL 7 (28.11%)
      [Photographic Memory] Beginner LVL 9 (45.35%)
      [Art Appraisal] Beginner LVL 4 (21.12%)
      [Potion Appraisal] Beginner LVL 3 (45.65%)
      [Herb Appraisal] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Wood Appraisal] Beginner LVL 4 (21.12%)
      [Ore Appraisal] Beginner LVL 9 (34.12%)
      [Cloth Appraisal] Beginner LVL 8 (39.41%)
      [Metallurgy Appraisal] Intermediate LVL 5 (45.35%)
      [Item Appraisal] Intermediate LVL 3 (3.74%)
      [Ingredient Appraisal] Beginner LVL 2 (75.25%)
      [Food Appraisal] Beginner LVL 6 (45.65%)
      [Trap Appraisal] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Enemy Appraisal] Intermediate LVL 1 (45.35%)
      [Magic Appraisal] Beginner LVL 2 (86.52%)
      [Staff Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Gun Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Bow Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Gauntlet Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Katar Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Dagger Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Whip Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Spear Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Mace Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Warhammer Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Axe Mastery] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Two-hand Mastery] Beginner LVL 6 (72.75%)
      [Dominant Arm Mastery] Intermediate LVL 3 (72.52%)
      [Weak Arm Mastery] Beginner LVL 6 (74.35%)
      [Sword Mastery] Intermediate LVL 7 (45.85%)
      [Warrior’s Presence] Beginner LVL 7 (74.35%)

Active Skills

      [Bash] Master LVL 10(100.00%)
      [Stomp] Master LVL 10(100.00%)
      [Dragon’s Wrath] Beginner LVL 9 (32.12%)
      [Dragon Claw] Beginner LVL 2 (21.45%)
      [Dragon Roar] Beginner LVL 3 (45.35%)
      [Color Picker] Beginner LVL 8 (53.12%)
      [Color Mix] Beginner LVL 8 (97.52%)
      [Fotiá] Beginner LVL 3 (37.14%)
      [Neró] Beginner LVL 2 (82.45%)
      [Gi̱] Beginner LVL 2 (82.45%)
      [Mien] Beginner LVL 2 (82.45%)
      [Fo̱s] Beginner LVL 2 (82.45%)
      [Skotádi] Beginner LVL 2 (82.45%)
      [Metallurgy Repair] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Cloth Repair] Beginner LVL 1 (0.00%)
      [Hide Presence] Beginner LVL 3 (57.45%)
      [Summon Freya] Master LVL 10 (100.00%)

Popularity

      Pure-blooded Vampires +57000
      Drachedge Kingdom +10000
      Church +10000


Author's Notes


So! Finally entered Volume 3! haha, definitely more volumes to come!

Let's talk about the prologue first.

You guys are definitely surprised right? Right? Right???....fine then maybe most of you, most. I'm sure most of you guys are and only a few maybe expected it...maybe.........

Anyway, as most of you should've already guessed, Volume 3 is all about, *insert drum roll here*, Hero summoning!!!

Hah! Who would've thought of mixing the virtual game genre to hero summoning genre? I wanna know if there's another LN/WN/manga/anime, or anything that already has them.......please say there's none.....I really think this is my original thought.......though I didn't really read all novels or mangas or such...................so maybe there's already one........_|"""|O

Whatever, let's just move on to chapter 1

@xSilvaLau and @deafvader! What do you think about this kind of repeated scenes? There's no more dialogue of the original scene....well, a bit but I think that's still ok.

I also tried a different style of writing, specifically, using the first person view, "I", when in Lucas' POV.

Why? Because I think that I can express more if I did that...well, I'm still an amateur in writing so if most of you prefer the previous style, let me know and I'll change it next chapter.

Well...if MOST of you anyway.

Oh, also, I Bolded out the changes in the status so you guys can know which skills or stat changed.

Next topic is Lucas' friends.

Yeah they will definitely meet in game in the future.

And they will definitely be awesome :3

Now, for the reporter? Frankly, that was made on the spot......I have no idea why I included her there but I have a feeling she's of some use in the future. -_-

Then lastly, Trask's offer to become a [Hero]!

Kukukuku, this will play a huge role in the future.

The era of the [Heroes] and [Villains]

The world itself will transform and Lucas may very well be at the center of it.

He started something.

When everyone just wanted to look at a beautiful clear still lake, Lucas made it ripple instead.

"And nothing can stop it."

Till the next chapter!


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  1. patrick-chan
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:17:56 PM

    🙂 absolutely loved it thank you so much

  2. NP-3228
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:23:11 PM

    There are alot… The new gate, Death march, and Overlord that are currently being translated. Theres one that isn’t translated about a high lvl mage that is transported to another world with all his gear and magic skills, dont remember name. You could count log horizon i guess sicne they have no idea how they got there.

  3. NP-3228
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:24:07 PM

    I guess they aren’t hero summoning in a way tho, meh i think they are the same in the end.

  4. imaginexbreaker
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:32:04 PM

    OAO) !?

    _|"""|O NOOOOOOOoooooooooo…….
    I knew of New Gate, Overlord and Log Horizon and they’re not hero summoning so it’s fine but…..it’s the first I heard of Death March so I can’t refute that…..there’s also the mage thingy you just said…damn, can’t believe somone beat me to it!

  5. imaginexbreaker
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:34:17 PM

    No….there’s still chance! if you think this is over with just hero summoning. Think again! mhahahahaha! this time, ‘that’ is definitwly unique! kukukuku…hahahaha…mhahahahahahaha!!!
    ….
    why am I diabolicaly laughing?

    but wow, you guys are fast.

  6. Lonjest
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:37:00 PM

    Yeah I was kinda surprised by the whole summoned thing.

    I really don’t know what to think about it, I will be reading it still, seems interesting.

    What does this mean for his world now that the hero is missing.

    Looking forward to the next chapter.

  7. patrick-chan
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:42:21 PM

    i refresh both royal road faffic updates and japtem fanfic updates twice every 5 min so whenever there is something new i will read

    best thing to do though is to read slowly when it comes to the best stories like yours i am also enjoying tentacle lord (heheheh)

  8. 411
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:48:37 PM

    though i do kind of expecting this when you said that the key didn’t only connecting earth and the game world but, now that i’m reading it makes me want to read more

  9. 411
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:49:47 PM

    and will this summoning lead lucas to another harem member :v

  10. Treyon13
    February 24th, 2015 at 06:54:31 PM

    Thanks! i was wondering how you will add the next world, so hero summoning? Certainly there arent any light novel/manga/anime or such that has that concept… The only thing that is similar is that the MC is summoned to another world that has RPG systems like tate no yuusha. But i dont think there is anyone besides yours that mix VR, real world and another fantasy world. Makes me worry how he will go back and between the differents world now, is portal needed XD?

  11. Hyoudou
    February 24th, 2015 at 07:41:41 PM

    heres a question, sense he is in a new world, does he get a new character? like earth = normal lucus, WGO = white haired lucus, new world = new lucus?

  12. Hyoudou
    February 24th, 2015 at 07:44:26 PM

    or will you count the new ability’s as part of his wanderer class?

  13. Harlequin
    February 24th, 2015 at 08:02:29 PM

    Did he steal the red player’s key? Or not…

  14. AndrewRL
    February 24th, 2015 at 08:18:55 PM

    This is hilarious xD.

    On a side note, how did you get that homepage to work? Does the author have to set it up or can I get to it somehow for other novels on this site?

  15. l0gin4me
    February 24th, 2015 at 08:45:12 PM

    I’ll admit I didn’t see the summoning coming, but I probably should have. You did say the gate key connected more than 2 worlds. For Lucas to find a third world, I saw 3 options:
    1. Break in though the game (probably finding his shadow-dwelling friend’s home
    2. Something like Soul of Morningstar, where he plays multiple VR games with the same character
    3. He gets summoned to another world.
    Of those, 2 isn’t very likely, but 1 and 3 were very viable options.

  16. l0gin4me
    February 24th, 2015 at 08:52:40 PM

    @ Harlequin
    I am confused about that too. At first, I thought he was "giving up" the red player’s key to Trask so he wouldn’t be called upon as a hero, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    @imagine
    I appreciate the idea of bolding the changed stats. Please continue with that.

  17. AziroFF
    February 24th, 2015 at 10:01:01 PM

    true your ideea is original,whats really amaizing is the way you merged them toghether…i don’t watch ff”s from japtem anymore this is the only LN i still follow …all of them disapointed me in the end but you dude youre a damn good writer…i recommand you to read LNW from royalroadl,my opinion is that hes on the same lvl as you on writing…the frikin asian lvl
    hoping for new chapter soon,keep it going

  18. Tristus
    February 24th, 2015 at 10:08:00 PM

    Hi there,
    I mostly read your story with Japtem Reader so it’s my first time writing a comment.

    First of all, I think it’s good join all appraisal etc. skills to make them one, so the status screen is easier to read. But please don’t take mistareader’s suggestion, MC is already a OP don’t make him any more cheat character.

    I believe skill system is bugged, you say everybody can learn about same amount of skills, buttttt; lets say you’ve 10 skill points and you learn 10 skills that are easy to learn,

  19. IsUnavailable
    February 24th, 2015 at 11:55:27 PM

    Thank you for the chapter.

    I love the hero summoning spin on this series. Keep up the good work.

  20. VincentAtd
    February 25th, 2015 at 12:06:54 AM

    Thanks for the chapter.
    Found some minor errors.

    “You have pretty boys as well right!? Smiles are definitely fine with us too! Rather, [you>your] father looks dreamy…”
    The reason why I didn’t reveal [the>that] she was my mother is because I didn’t want my real identity to be found out.
    “So…mind filling us in how [you’re>your] character [Lucas] is in real life with us right now?”

  21. VincentAtd
    February 25th, 2015 at 12:07:14 AM

    It seems that news of game characters appearing [in] the real world have already spread despite the incident being only a few minutes ago.
    I don’t want [to] wreak havoc inside a building.
    This was [his>my] honest feelings.
    [There’s live>There’re hundreds of crimes everyday happening everywhere and some of them are even the kind the government turns a blind eye to.

  22. VincentAtd
    February 25th, 2015 at 12:07:24 AM

    Tired, I lay down [on] my bed and closed my eyes while listening to the TV I turned on.
    Unlike most of them, I haven’t [had] any misfortunes in the past.

  23. imaginexbreaker
    February 25th, 2015 at 03:43:32 AM

    ooh, just woke up and there’s already so many comments! Then, first of
    @Hyoudou, no, he will npt get another character and he will also wonder why about that. And here’s the thing. This isn’t something excempt from the wanderer class :3

    @Halequin and @l0gin4me, damn, I thought everyone had forgotten that part…well, I think only a few remembered so I think I can still surprise some when I reveal that.

  24. imaginexbreaker
    February 25th, 2015 at 03:50:13 AM

    @AndreRL, I also have no idea how you can view that page of other ffs on your own. All I know is, when I edit the synopsis, I am always redirected to MY homepage so I just saved the url. Guess you can ask other authors to do the same and get a copy of theirs.

    AziroFF, wow, I am honored. very. what is LNW though? is it a typo of LMS? well, if it is then I have already read them and still updated at vol 22 ch 5 :3 in fact, I may have uknowingly copied some ideas or parts here.

  25. imaginexbreaker
    February 25th, 2015 at 03:55:00 AM

    @Tristus, first of all, welcome to the commenting…world(?) is that how you say it? well whatever, welcome. Now, I would like you to know that merging the appraisal skills and mastery skills were indeed mistareader’s suggeation, but, I have already thought of doing that whwn I first had Lucas learn all those skills. Also, you think he’s OP enough? haha, think again. There’s way more people to introduce and they are just as OP or more than Lucas. I need to make enemies worthy of defeating him afterall.

  26. imaginexbreaker
    February 25th, 2015 at 04:01:23 AM

    and oh yeah, there’s a word limit so I didn’t catch on to what you’re saying. also, skills from the skill tree book doesn’t always need only 1 skill point to unlock. high level ones, the advanced, take at least 100 skill points…well, this will all be explained in the future.

  27. Alixonzen
    February 25th, 2015 at 08:28:50 AM

    I like the direction this story is going, i’m curious how it will "play" out -pun intended

  28. Alixonzen
    February 25th, 2015 at 08:34:30 AM

    something i forgot to mention, i know plenty of virtual world-> summoning stories but there’s a decent chance this is the 1st one that’s multi-world (more then 2) series that start with a "virtual world" and jumps to summoning to a possible 3rd world … or was Lucas summoned to the virtual world (FYI i forgot the 2nd worlds name … oops )

  29. imaginexbreaker
    February 25th, 2015 at 08:53:19 AM

    @Alixonzen, the summoning is already the 3rd world. There’s [Earth], the world we all live in currently; there’s [Harus], the world of the "game" WGO, then there’s this summoned world. Which still has no name….oh yeah, there’s that [Monotone World] where the phantom Warren lives, but Lucas still has no way in going there soooo…..yeah, this is the 3rd world Lucas had been.

  30. xatoatox
    February 25th, 2015 at 10:01:59 AM

    i figured as much when he talked to the guy who gave him his key…. what I’m curious here is how the time ratio in this new world works with WGO… i’m concerned especially if he gets back to Horus after 1 year in the game only to find out that 1 year in the new world is equal to 10 days to Horus….. you gonna see wrinkled friends 🙂

    what more when he goes to WGO

  31. AziroFF
    February 25th, 2015 at 11:58:18 AM

    LNW is the name of a ff from royalroadl,curently nr2 on best rated…i didn’t mean to offend you when i compared you with him,i just found too few exceptional writers on ff;s and you and the author from LNW are among them..if i offended you i apologise once again,it was meant as an compliment

  32. imaginexbreaker
    February 25th, 2015 at 12:32:21 PM

    Ah, nono, you didn’t really offend me, I was just curious. I think I’ll read that later :3

  33. spc
    February 25th, 2015 at 11:13:43 PM

    I liked. it

  34. nightmares
    February 26th, 2015 at 04:55:47 AM

    This is AWESOME!!!

  35. chaster503
    February 26th, 2015 at 10:09:46 AM

    Hmmmm

  36. SilvaLau
    February 26th, 2015 at 10:16:55 AM

    yea, this is good. Very interesting read.

    Keep up the good work. ^^

  37. ireadmanga
    February 27th, 2015 at 07:04:35 AM

    I know another LN using Hero Summoning and Virtual Reality altogether. But I can’t say what is it as it’ll be a major spoiler. This LN is quite famous after all.

    Anyway, good work. Thanks, I’m enjoying this.

  38. imaginexbreaker
    February 27th, 2015 at 08:44:22 AM

    ……now I’m more curious….

  39. Alphraksas
    February 27th, 2015 at 11:21:07 AM

    Quite original, love it.
    As for WGO background, i can’t help it but feel similiar with The Sphere FF though

  40. imaginexbreaker
    February 27th, 2015 at 11:56:04 AM

    Really?……Though I’ve read The Sphere, I didn’t know if I unknowingly copied some parts….hmmm, well if it is, then the similarities are probably minimal?

  41. magnus-chase
    February 27th, 2015 at 01:09:11 PM

    Naramdaman ko ang iyung damdamin sa chapter na ito. 10

  42. imaginexbreaker
    February 27th, 2015 at 02:58:44 PM

    ……………………………?

  43. Ingro
    February 28th, 2015 at 09:28:27 PM

    Thank you for the chapter.

    The bolding on changes is helpful on the character window.

  44. furriost
    March 1st, 2015 at 01:34:46 AM

    More, it’s not better than pizza, but it’s really good to eat.
    Even if he travel between (dimension) (world) try to get all in a line.
    Chaos isn’t really easy.

  45. Morpheus_Blood
    March 1st, 2015 at 12:45:56 PM

    I’m curious to see the other characters.
    -hehehe

  46. deafvader
    March 2nd, 2015 at 01:29:44 AM

    With the gate keys can he pass one to his friend and one by one teleport them to the Hero World?

    And can he ask his mum to ask him to do stuff?
    Please buy vegetables. Please gain a level. Please get A for exam.
    Everytime he is about to do something, he can ask someone to ask him to do it, effectively getting a quest. Two birds one stone.



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