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“Yes, I was unsure if my resurrection song would work on you. It’s quite funny that a skill which is meant to bring back the living worked on an undead as well! Cough Cough!”
Noradriana was spitting out bright red blood, but the extremely low temperature caused the blood to immediately freeze. Next to me was a fragment of my Life Vessel which I had thought destroyed. It seems like the Angels had broken it into pieces after killing me, thinking the job to be done. Luckily I had Noradriana who had come back to revive me.
“Did you get those wounds from the Angels?”
“My Lord, I won’t be able to uphold my promise any longer as my time is soon up. I have used up all my remaining grace to transport you to this other world…”
She was unable to properly finish her last words. A renowned Elder dragon which had lived for thousands of years had died just like any other old man.
Checking my body I found that my skeletal form had been repaired, so I proceeded to check my Status.
Name: Chompy (Johra)
Race: Skeleton/ Undead
✧ Unique Skills
[Night Vision Lv1] [Magic Chanting Max] [Fire Shock Max] [Fireball LvMax] [Identification Lv1] [Water Sphere Lv1] [MP Regeneration Lv6] [Telepathy Lv1] [Mind Reading Lv1] [Spiritual Connection Lv1]
[Creation Magic LV1] [Resurrection Song Lv1] [Skeletal Restoration Lv1]
✧ Identity (3)
[Avatar (Warrior) Lv1]
✧ Titles (Active)
[Wizard of the Pit] [Master of Magma Hall] [Protection from Darkness]
✧ Titles (Inactive)
[Rat Trapper] [Hit-and-Run] [Savior Lv4] [Coldhearted Lv4] [Dragon Slayer Lv1] [Ant Exterminator Lv14] [Spider’s Bane Lv3] [Giant Killer Lv2] [Scuttles’ Grief LvMax] [Goblin’s Slaughterer Lv6] [Valenor’s Husband]
“Wh…why! A skeleton wizard? What have you done Noradriana? Hey! Come back here and fix this! Just doing whatever she wanted with me, damn it!”
I was no longer an all powerful DemiLich, but once again a simple Lv1 Skeleton wizard. I kept on shouting and cursing Noradriana, but she had long died.
“Shit… my MP is so low, I can’t even use Resurrection Song.”
I had thought of using the skill to resurrect the Elder dragon but it was of no use.
“Where am I by the way? She mentioned another world?.”
I looked around but it appeared deserted in all direction for as far as I could see. I couldn’t even get a better look from up above since I no longer had my Flight skill.
I tried to reach out to her but there wasn’t any answer. I must be in a place where telepathy was blocked because I could still feel that our spiritual connection was active.
“Just where is this?”
I kept investigating around but everywhere I looked I saw nothing but deserted land. The sky was covered in menacing black clouds and the absence of any sun or moon meant that it was easy to lose track of time. If it wasn’t for my Night Vision, I wouldn’t even have been able to see anything at all.
“Where am I? Is this really an new world? Shit, you need to tell me how to get out of here Noradriana! Damn it! Get up!”
I stayed what felt like a couple days by her corpse but there was no change.
“I can’t keep going on like this, I’ll simply forge my own path through leveling up and evolving like I always have. I need to get my revenge on those damned High Gods.”
Having found my determination, I began to collect some of Noradriana’s scales and teeth.
“Thank you for what you’ve done for me and I don’t mean to disrespect your corpse, but I need to prioritize my survival.”
I said my goodbyes to Noradriana and moved on.
I walked on and on, but there was no end in sight.
One, two, three days… I had lost track of time and no longer knew how long I had been walking for. As an undead I didn’t require food or water, so I was able to explore this deserted place without the pressing need for sustenance.
I wanted to get back. Everything I had, my Pit, my Necropolis, I didn’t know how much of it would be left but I just had to go back. More importantly, I had to exact my revenge on all who had caused my downfall.
However, this deserted land seemed endless and I could have been walking for months. I had yet to see any lifeform, not even a single weed or insect.
“Just why have I been brought back to a land with no life in it? Where in hell did you resurrect me Noradriana?”
WIthout any sense of time I just wandered about endlessly for what felt like eternity. I was even beginning to wonder if a skeleton body was truly a durable as I had thought, and worried that my bones would be worn out at the joints.
I had been walking alone for so long that talking to myself had become the new norm.
“Damn, I hope these bones of my don’t become ground down.”
As I was walking and grumbling to myself, I saw a faint light in the distance for the first time.
“What, am I seeing things?”
The small amount of light disappeared as quickly as it had come. It was the first time I had seen some sort of light, or movement for that matter, which might point towards a lifeform.
I began running in the direction where I had seen the light.
I tripped on something, but I didn’t even look back to check what my foot had struck, I was simply beelining it towards where the light had come from.
When I finally arrived I noticed an artificial structure, the first sign of life.
“Isn’t that a manhole?”
It appeared to be a manhole lid made out of solid steel. As I looked around I realized that the surrounding structure was also made out of cement. I quickly tried to lift the lid, but it wouldn’t budge.
“Ha, I won’t be giving up so quickly! Fireshock! Fireshock!”
I fired the only spell which I could use with my current mana pool. It was time to put my specialty to use, the patient grinding of an undead skeleton. I had lost count, but I must have thrown at least between 100,000 and 200,000 Fireshocks at it. It was taking quite a long time because I needed to wait for me mana to replenish between spells, and the cold air would rapidly cool and waste most of my efforts.
A small portion of the lid had begun melting and I was finally rewarded for my efforts. Focusing on that one spot I was able to burn a hole through the metal large enough for my hand to fit through.
“I should probably wait a moment for it to cool down though….”
I finally put my hand through the lid and searched blindly until I found the lock to the side.
“Hope this is the right one.”
After turning the lock I was able to lift the lid and look down.
I was able to see 10 meters vertical shaft with a metal ladder allowing people to climb up or down.
“If anything this reminds me of my previous world rather than the fantasy one with monsters and magic.”
I climbed down the ladder, my mind filled with questions.
I was in a pretty large cave, about 4 meters wide. A dim light was installed about every 10 meters along the floor.
“Light? Is that an LED, Is there electricity in this place?”
I was squatting down and examining the light source, full of curiosity.
“Don’t move or I’ll shoot! Slowly put your hand on your head.”
It was certainly the voice of a human who was looking down at me from a distance. I had finally met a human after decades in that deserted place.
I slowly placed my hands on my skull. I heard some faint murmuring and figured that there were at least two people.
“What! Isn’t that a skeleton?”
“No way! A moving skeleton? We have to go back and report this!”
“I’ll cover you!”
Paa! Paa! Pa!
After realizing what I was, they didn’t hesitate to open fire before running away.
“Geez… how many ribs have I just lost.”
I was hit by their bullets and sent flying back. I slowly stood up and went around picking up my bone fragments and snapping them back into place. They instantly reformed upon contact.
“Oh… isn’t my skeletal body’s healing speed incredibly fast?”
After having finished putting my body back together, I looked at the direction they had run in.
“Should I go after them?”
I calmly walked after on, pursuing the two humans.