USAW Prologue

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Prologue: The Most Tragic Transmigrator in History

《The Happiest Transmigrator in History》 was the hottest virtual reality game in 2XXX CE. It was a cheesy name, but the moment this game appeared it immediately dominated the entire market. With its top-notch technology, the game was able to earn the spotlight of being the “Second Life” for everyone.

In the game, there was one player that was currently holding a book with a howling burst of laughter from within a dark cave.

“Fuck yeah! The “Equipment Upgrade Technique!” Wahahahaha! I’m…I’m rich!”

For five to six minutes, the player laughed and laughed until he felt a pang in his chest. But even after he stopped, he could feel his body quivered from head to to toe nonstop. Staring greedily at the cover, the player prepared to use the skill so that he’d be able to increase in strength exponentially.

“Eh? What’s going on?” Just at that moment, the entire area around him began to flicker and distort as if he was receiving extremely unstable TV signals. “A power outage? Nah, even if that happened, there’s a backup power generator. Did something happen to the game servers?”

Just as the person was considering if he should quit from the game for the time being, the area around him finally snapped under the load and shattered! Yes, it was as if a mirror had shattered into thousands of pieces. But when the area around him shattered, they shattered into dots of light before disappearing from sight!!

The player had been scared speechless. For a while, he was stunned and didn’t move from his spot at all. But after a moment, he realized that his body was suddenly falling straight down!

The entire area around him was in chaos by now, and plenty of multi-colored light began to fill the place. But the distinct sensation of falling was warning him that he was only just falling faster and faster.

This brought him to a state of unprecedented fear. Yelling nonstop at the game controller on his left hand, he cried, “Quit! Quit the game! For fucks sakes! Why can’t I quit the game?!”

In the end, he gave up on trying to quit by shouting. Whipping his head around in terror, the player could only see the stream of color, but nothing else that was distinguishable to him.

“Where am I gonna fall down to? I’m just playing a VR game, if I keep on falling down, where the hell am I going to go?”

But then a thought struck him, causing his entire body to tremble.

“Am I….am I transmigrating?! My body was in the gamepod, but my soul is transmigrating?!”

As if responding to his conjectures, the colorful space beneath him slowly started to drain away of its color to form a murky gray. Just slightly, the hazy sight of scenery could be seen beneath the gray fog. From the looks of things, it looked like a street with people walking on it.

“I’ve arrived! Have I really transmigrated?” Momentarily stunned by the revelation, the player finally began to howl in laughter, “Wahahaha! Yer daddy has finally transmigrated! All those history books, those experiments, those studies on transmigration (novels of every kind regarding transmigration), they weren’t in vain!

The astronomy of the skies, the geography of the earth, origami, smelting, architecture, anything and everything, I know them all! Wakakaka, the world, the women! Here. I. Come!”

“Hm? What’s going on? Hey hey…are you shitting me?!”

The previously ecstatic howls of laughter soon came to a stop, only to be replaced with a shriek of terror when he realized that the closer and closer he got to the gray mist below, the more sick he felt. It was a ‘choking’ sensation, and even more fissures began to appear in the area around him before spreading throughout the area.

But when one of these cracks touched upon his shoulder, the part that was touched immediately went missing!

It was as if the part of his shoulder had been erased by an eraser. The afflicted part was gone, and it felt as if the removed part had been detached from his body and turned into black mist.

But what made him despair even more was that the cracks continued to grow–like a group of piranhas in an eating frenzy–and devoured at his flesh…

Or maybe it was better to say it was devouring his soul!

The joy that came from “transmigration” was quickly being replaced by the fear of death.

“Don’t joke around with me, okay? Hey now…”

A single crack cut across his right leg, detaching it from the rest of his body and turning it into black mist.

“What’s going on! The books never said that this would happen when transmigrating….”

And then his right arm was gone. The “Equipment Upgrade Technique” that had been held tightly in his right hand was thus then sent flying into the air.

The “world” down below was getting closer and closer to him, but the cracks forming around him were growing more and more as well. In addition, several bubbles of transparent air began to appear. Whenever the soul fragments formed by the parts that were cut off from the cracks were touched by these air bubbles, they slowly began to disappear from sight.

“The fuck’s going on?! I’m a transmigrator! I’m the damn main cha—”

But even before he could finish the script, the rest of his body was scattered into the chaos, leaving behind several different sized soul fragments. One by one, these soul fragments began to disappear as well due to the bubbles of air…

By now, the soul fragments were already passing through the clouds. The skill book and the soul fragments that were stuck with it was quickly plummeting through the gray clouds to reach the world below!

And the air bubbles quickly gave chase to it…

How could transmigration ever be that easy! Every plane of existence had their own laws. Anything or anyone that was not deemed to be a part of this plane of existence would be seen as a virus and be eliminated by these very laws!

This two-bit player was merely a side character; and not a main character. There was no need to know of his name, and the tragic side character had thus inevitably lost his life after transmigrating. His soul was shattered into pieces, and by now, he couldn’t even die anymore even if he wanted to! Would he perhaps be the most tragic transmigrator in history?

The soul fragments and skill book that managed to escape the planar laws were by no means a part of this world, and neither did they follow its laws. Now that they’ve escaped into this world, what kind of storms would it bring with it?

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66 thoughts on “USAW Prologue” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  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’

  6. This author has no idea how much the prologue can impact his fiction. This was seriously stupid. How can this be published?

    *Sigh* Too bad i really dont have anything to read right now…

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