Chaos Child - Chapter 5
“Oh, I expected you to choose something different but to think you have selected this one… I completely forgot about this”
Tiamat chuckled, her face filled with reminiscence.
“Was there something wrong with my choice?”
“Not really, it’s just that this one made me feel nostalgic, and it’s not really an actual race. This one is kind of related to me after all”
“Huh, how so?”
“Well, you see, this one is something I used before as my vessel to travel down the lower worlds.”
Shocked by what Tiamat said, Rina asked again in panic.
“Eh, why was a God’s Vessel included in the choices?”
“That’s a mistake on my part, it’s been eons since I have last descended on the lower realms after all”
“Can’t you descend normally like other Gods from the stories I’ve read about?”
“I technically could, but that would spell the end of that world.”
The revelation knocked over even Rina’s wildest imagination, but Tiamat continued to explain.
“There’s a reason why I used the vessel I mentioned, earlier. In my current state, from before I created that vessel, my presence alone is strong enough to literally crush a world, no matter how much I suppress it. It’s not that I am the one doing the crushing, but it’s more like the world itself won’t be able to contain my power.”
“Is that also the reason why you stay in the chaos realm most of the time?”
“That’s just part of it, it’s simply that normal realms won’t be able to contain me, and it would either end up warped or crushed.”
Rina was simply baffled by her explanation. She knew that Tiamat was a powerful entity from her interaction with the earth manager, but she didn’t expect it to be this much. Noticing that they were moving away from the topic, Rina returned it to what they actually needed to talk about.
“So, this vessel, how does it work?”
“When I was using that, I would usually split a part of my consciousness and link it with that core and send it over to the realm or world I would visit.”
“I see, so is it alright for me to use this, or rather reincarnate into this?”
“I don’t see any problems with that, besides, you have already been dyed in my power to begin with the moment you entered my realm. So, there won’t be any problems.”
Rina sighed when Tiamat confirmed that there was no problem with her choice.
“So why was this included in the race choices when it’s not technically a specific race?”
“It was an accident on my side because I did need to register it as a race to the worlds I used it on to make the world recognize it as a normal existence. Otherwise, it would have been rejected.”
Noticing Rina’s confusion from the explanation, Tiamat clarified it in more detail.
“You see, when introducing a new being to the world, you need to make the world recognize it. Even invaders are recognized as invaders, and since it is technically a living thing(?) it was recognized by the world as a Unique Race, which prevents it from multiplying. Unique races are beings that have been recognized by the world to be so powerful that having more than one of them would harm it.”
“I see, so that means if I reincarnate as this, that means I would be living on my own my whole life?”
“Not necessarily, you could live a normal life even reproduce but won’t your children would never be of the same race or even partially. Those will be things you’ll understand when you are reincarnated. I’ll also tamper with its system a bit because you won’t be able to use it’s full potential in its current state, since it is currently set for me to use.”
Saying so, Tiamat produced something resembling a mechanical orb in front of me, about the size of a baseball. It had a mechanical look with lines and latches here and there, yet those latches don’t seem like they would open or detach.
Glowing in Tiamat’s hand for a bit, the lines and latches shifted as if looking like a sci-fi ball, rearranging the inner parts of it and and then returning into a solid ball. After finishing her work, Tiamat looked at me.
“Alright, the adjustments have been finished to match your soul, shall we start with the soul binding to reincarnate you?”
After silently thinking yes, my vision vanished.
[When you wake up, you will be in the world I will be sending you, don’t worry, the rest will be explained to you later.]
In my fading consciousness, Tiamat sent me that last message directly in my mind. Then I let myself be embraced by darkness until my consciousness finally faded.
Slowly, my consciousness resurfaced, but I couldn’t make up anything. No sight, no sound, not even feeling anything around me, as if I was just floating in nothingness.
However, what was different was that I was unable to feel the suppressing pressure I felt when I was in the chaos realm, so I have definitely left the place.
[Rina, hey, you are finally awake. The connection is is also stable.]
I was surprised when I suddenly heard a voice, but I then remembered that it was Tiamat’s voice and relaxed. Even though I couldn’t feel anything. Is she going to explain what’s happening to me right now?
[Ah, you are probably confused because right now, you most likely don’t have any of your senses active. But don’t be scared, that’s normal. And since I currently can’t read your mind, I will only instruct you on what to do. Also, this communication is one-sided because, so you won’t be able to reply.]
Hmmm, she’s probably using her authority, power, or something to directly communicate with me.
[Well then, first, in your mind, say activate core as if you are activating a voice program in your phone.]
I immediately followed her instructions.
At first, I didn’t feel anything, then slowly I could feel something build up in the center of my being. Then I could hear strange noises like a mechanical device starting up.
Then a seemingly robotic voice followed it.
[Core Activation complete, waiting for further instructions. If you require help, please refer to the manual and call Help Menu]
It was then followed by Tiamat’s voice confirming that I have successfully activated the Core.
[Alright, that’s good, you have activated it properly. Then I will explain a bit, right now, your core is active, but you are still in a state of stasis. You would need to use the Help Menu for further details, so I’ll only tell you to do your best. I can’t interfere more than what I am currently doing or that world would end up with distortions. Anyway, just note that everything is inside the help menu, even including information about this world. I will be watching from over here and enjoy your adventures. Goodbye for now.]
Without giving me any help other than that, she left me at the mercy of the help menu, which would probably tell me about the rest that I needed to know.
For now, I decided to follow her instructions.
Saying so, in my mind, a frame similar to that of a game came out in front of me as if it were a floating monitor. I noticed a blinking punctuation mark on the menu and because there is no mouse or pointer to click it, I only thought of opening it.
It opened and instructions were displayed in front of me on what I have to do first. The explanation was easy to understand, probably because Tiamat arranged if to be easy for me to learn from. After following the initial procedures I need to do, I then issued commands to check my current condition.
Issuing the command, I was shown a detail of my current condition.
Current Core Status: Active
Registered Name : [None]
Registered Soul : [Rina] (Temporary Name)
Current Status : (Body Composition Not Yet Created)
Urgent Requirements : (Command to Generate Body)
I see, no wonder I don’t have any sense available. For now, I need to create my body according to manual. I probably look like the ball Tiamat was holding before. Anyway, to create my body…
[Command: Environment Scan]
[Command: Select Biological Components]
[Command: Create New Body Using Biological Components]
After issuing the command, I could feel energy spreading out around me, which was the first feeling I actually felt. I wonder what looks like from the outside.
The Core announced. I’m still not used to this, so I was still under full assist mode. On Tiamat’s notes, she mentioned that when I get used to the commands and stuff, I would be able to manipulate everything with the assistance.
[Body Components are currently being gathered. Do you require further instructions on the desired body type? ]
Following the notes, I issued it to replicated closely to what my soul data look like, creating a body that would resemble me from my previous life, but would be using this world’s components.
The Core then notified me that it was finished in gathering what it needed to create my body and ask me to proceed with the creation.
[Command: Create Body]
I still couldn’t feel anything, but I could see a percentage bar that shows the progress of body creation. When it reached 100%, the Core requested for me to command to link my senses.
[Command: Partial Sensory Link Initialize]
After Issuing the command, I only linked my vision first in order for me not be in a sudden shock and slowly link my senses from there. Linking only my eyes, I slowly opened it. But what greeted me was surely shocking. After all, what greeted my view was a giant monster that look like a dragon with its mouth open and flames were about to burst out of it.
A moment later, my vision was covered in flames, and once again disappeared.
I didn’t expect that to happen, but that was quite a greeting. I wonder where I was. Not panicking at my situation. I issued another command.
[Command: Emergency Relocation, Area Condition Safe.]
Not knowing what was happening outside, I could hear some sounds from the Core, activating the relocation.
Tiamat did tell me that the Core was strong enough to withstand an attack from a God, so a dragon breath won’t probably damage me that much.
Now then, I hope that in the next location, I there won’t be interference like what happened this time.