USAW Prologue

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Prologue: The most tragic interdimensional traveler in history

‘The happiest interdimensional traveler in history’ was the hottest virtual reality online game in 2xxx CE. Its name was a bit cheesy but as soon as it appeared, it occupied almost the entire game market. Its top-notch technologies made it the ‘Second Life’ arena for people.

In a murky cave in the game, a player was holding a skill book in his hands, laughing like crazy.

“F*ck yeah! ‘Item Upgrade’! Wahahahaha! I’m rich now… I’m rich now!”

He laughed like crazy for 5 or 6 minutes and only stopped when he was about to feel a pain in his chest. But his body still quivered nonstop from head to toe. He stared greedily at the skill book in his hands, ready to use it immediately to learn this skill which can help him make a meteoric rise.

“Oh? What’s going on?”But right at this moment, his surroundings suddenly looked like unstable TV signals, beginning to warp while flashing repeatedly. “Could it be a power outage? Impossible, even if the electricity is cut off, there’s still the backup power source. Could it be something has happened to the game’s system?”

When this person was considering whether or not to quit the game temporarily, his surroundings seemed no longer able to endure and they suddenly shattered! Yes, they shattered, like a mirror, breaking into many pieces until the pieces look like light dots and disappeared!!

That person was scared stiff for a long time by this abrupt accident. After regaining his composure, he discovered that he was falling down nonstop!

Everything around him was in chaos and filled with all kinds of colors. The distinct feeling of falling down warned him that he was going down faster and faster.

This unprecedented situation struck fear into him. He shouted unceasingly at the game controller on his left wrist: “Quit! Quit! Force quit! F*ck you! Why can’t I quit the game?!”

In the end, he gave up shouting to quit and began to look around in terror, only to see streamers of different colors. It was simply impossible for him to tell where was where.

“Where am I gonna fall down to?! I’m merely in a VR game. If I keep falling down like this, where am I gonna end up?”All of a sudden, this person trembled with astonishment, “Could it be… Could it be… I’m traveling through dimensions?! My body is still in the gamepod, but my soul is going through dimensions?!”

As if to respond to his guess, the lower region of this colorful area gradually turned into a formless mass of gray. It was even possible to vaguely catch glimpses of the scenery below through the gray clouds. There seemed to be a street with even people going on it.

“I have arrived!I have really traveled through dimensions?”After being stupefied for a moment, he finally turned his face to the sky and laughed out loud, “Wahahaha… Your grandpa has traveled through dimensions! The effort I put into memorizing historical records, researching science and studying the history of interdimensional travel (all kinds of novels about interdimensional travel) won’t be a waste… I know everything in heaven above and on the earth beneath. Papermaking, smelting, architecture, etc. there’s no necessary skill in interdimensional travel that I haven’t mastered… Keke! The world! Beautiful women! I am here…”

“Oh? What’s going on? Hey hey… Are you kidding me?!”

The complacent guffaws suddenly stopped and turned into terrified shrieks because he noticed that apparently the closer he got to the gray clouds below, the more ill he felt, even to the point that it gave him a feeling of suffocation. Moreover, many crack-like things had appeared around him and they were traveling in all directions.

When a crack brushed his shoulder, a part of his shoulder suddenly went missing!

It looked like it had been removed by an eraser. The touched part immediately disappeared. In addition, a small piece of his shoulder was separated from his body and turned into a mass of black mist.

What made him despair even more was that the cracks around him kept increasing in number while swallowing his body nonstop like a group of piranhas… Or perhaps, his soul!

The happiness of interdimensional travel was replaced by the fear of death.

“Don’t play with me like this, ok? Ouch…”

A crack cut across him. His entire right leg was separated from his body and turned into back mist.

“What’s going on? The books didn’t say this is what happens when traveling through dimensions…”

His right arm was cut off from there. His right hand, still holding tightly that ‘Item Upgrade’ book, was floating in the air.

As the world below drew closer and closer, there were also more and more cracks. In addition, a type of transparent air mass appeared. Those soul fragments, which had been torn off by the cracks, were enfolded by the air masses and slowly disappeared…

“Is there a mistake here?! I’m a freaking interdimensional traveler! I’m the damn main…”

Before he could finish those actor’s lines, he dissipated in the chaos, leaving behind only soul fragments of varying sizes, which in turn were destroyed by the transparent air masses…

However, at this moment, a skill book had already reached the bottom edge of the gray clouds. Wrapped in a group of soul fragments, it passed through the gray clouds to enter the world below!

A transparent air mass also went out after it…

… … … …

Interdimensional travel was not so easy! Each plane of existence had its own planar laws. Everything that was not part of this world would be deemed a virus and eliminated by the planar laws!

This bit player who did not even have a name was naturally not the main character. This tragic bit player’s soul failed to go through dimensions and as a result was shattered with most of it destroyed. He was now as dead as mutton — Could he be considered the most tragic interdimensional traveler in history?

However, that group of soul fragments which had escaped and that game skill book were not governed by the laws of this plane. What kind of storms were they going to bring to this world?

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63 thoughts on “USAW Prologue” - NO SPOILERS

  1. I love pineapples but what i love even more than pineapples is he-man… You know pineapples is life… Pineapples is beauty…
    Pineapples is what blood is lacking for it to have the taste of love.
    So imagine what He-man is…

    1. Don’t know why his death is surprising people really. Half the ‘dimensional travel’ stories out there are reincarnation stories. i.e. they died. I guess to be more precise people are surprised that he is not going intact, although that isn’t exactly uncommon either since several stories have characters with fragmented memories. Soo…

      1. It’s because when they reincarnate, they died in their original world and have their souls transfer over intact. And for the transported ones, which this one started off seeming like, the person would either be sent over with their original bodies, take over an existing body in the other world, or they get a new body created. Either way both methods mean that the soul crosses over safely and intact or it gets sent over with a boost (From divine blessings).

    1. Thanx for the new series…

      And ya, this guy apparently has the mentality of a delusional twelve year old. Most people in a VR would assume the game is glitching and you fell through the scenery.

      Also pretty coincidental he spent all that time preparing for ‘inter dimensional travel’. The power of ‘plot’ rears it’s ugly head.

      1. I felt like vomiting when I saw all of these meta-lines. So much meta, ugh.
        Hopefully the story itself will not be the author forcing himself into the main-character, being disgustingly chuuny about “being the main character!” and “having worldly knowledge!”.
        I don’t mind when characters know certain esoteric things, or have special powers for no reason — but breaking the 4th wall and gloating over it? ugh.

        P.S: If anyone wants a similar-ish story, interdimensional-travel and comedy — go read “So what if it’s an RPG world!?”. Pretty lulzy, Scrya is currently translating it.

    2. Considering it was VRMMO, first thing that would come to mind is that I triggered a hidden event or there is an issue with the game or the server. And once I find out that I can’t log out, I’d really start considering that it’s a bug and hope that someone finds me before my body dies

    3. Considering the name of the Game implied interdimensional travel, perhaps he was still thinking about the game when he learned all those “interdimensional survival skills”.
      (Though that’s probably not the case)

  2. I’m glad he isn’t the MC. I wouldn’t want an MC who’s stupid enough to say: “What’s going on? The books didn’t say this is what happens when traveling through dimensions…”

    Once I read that line, I felt the urge to facepalm.

  3. I honestly don’t know what to think. I mean, what kind of person would suddenly see a game glitch and think he was travelling through dimensional? Even Momonga (from Overlord) spent nearly an entire book getting used to the idea of suddenly appearing in another world. Maybe he thought it was a in-game event? Since the game has “interdimensional travel” in its name.

    Anyway, the main premise appears to have potential, so i’ll keep going. Thanks for the chapter, He-Man 🙂

    1. The gamer behaved like that because the author was having a slight dig at the oversaturation of interdimensional travel web-novels in China, where like 50% of web-novels have something to do with interdimensional travel (I might be exaggerating, but you get the point).

  4. He-man people don’t use AD(Anno Domini) anymore…. its CE(common era) now…. or was that what original text says in which case scratch what i just wrote

  5. Maybe he spent a lot of time in the gaming pod, and died naturally… Thus entering into another dimension.

    I wonder what will happen if I keep camping on this website until I suddenly die…
    I might turn into a spam, and start contesting for ‘first’

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