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Suppose that you are a male. What would you do to get a job that paid one billion USD per year? That is the wrong question... What would you NOT do to attain such a job? What vile, despicable, underhanded deeds would you do to get your hands on that amount of money and position? But wait there is more... What if you must take the job or you and everyone you love will be killed? Would that affect your decision? Now suppose that you are a female. Would you marry a guy that was paid one billion USD per year? But wait there is more... You can marry the guy or you will be kidnapped, tortured and then killed. Plus, your flesh would be eaten by the torturer, if you did not marry the guy. Would that affect your willingness to wed the guy? I mean, how bad would the guy have to be before you screamed, "I would rather be tortured and my flesh eaten than be married to this guy."? In the story, Teagan Shrike turns eighteen the summer before his senior year in high school. From one day to the next, he goes from heir apparent to a fortune to a fugitive from two drug cartels, the police and a shadowy relative who wants the billion dollar job badly enough to kill him for it. Teagan must make a series of life and death decisions. He must also decide whether he wants to marry the 'correct' girl and take up his position as head of a family of inbred, wealthy and deadly monsters in human form.
Have you screamed to an unfeeling universe: ANYWHERE BUT HERE? Have you ever gotten the urge to just chuck it all and run off? You know start completely anew. Rock determines though he was grown from DNA to be a badass assassin, he is just not that into his job. His problem... When you are an it, your controllers will not allow you to quit and settle down in some house and become a category five hoarder. So he runs off into a midwinter Colorado snowstorm of Biblical proportions. Between one step and the next, he is transported from a snow-covered fir forest to a sun-drenched forest on another planet circling another sun. What is more, he is not the only transportee. Someone or some thing is dumping LARGE predators on the planet. That entity is also dumping an anthrax-like disease into the air killing LOTS of people. Rock has gotten his wish: He is somewhere else. Admittedly he is further away than he had expected, but close enough. He must now build a new life. Along the way, he picks up a very powerful female wizard, a very lonely female dragon and an effective female oracle. He also convinces a full U.S. Marine Corp Expeditionary Force to throw in with him. (Where did they come from and why?) Oh, lest I forget, he stumbles across some dwarves who REALLY want to make the best steel in the universe. (Monomaniacs anyone? There IS such a thing as being too focused.) So the question becomes: How do you build a nation with such desperate parts?
In your normal 'guy is summoned to the medieval setting' the goal is to conquer the Demon King and live happily ever after. This one is quite a bit more complicated. Some aliens 14,000 years before the opening of the story created a planter to grow some plants. This plateau is the Sea of Grass. Planters come in all sizes and shapes. Some are round. Some square. Some rectangular. They all hold soil where plants of various types are grown for one reason or another. I have always found the arguments for UFO's and ancient space aliens visiting earth to be silly. What if 14,000 years ago a set of space aliens created a planter that had corners in: Off the coast of Baja California to Savannah, GA to James Bay in Canada to Jasper, BC and back to the Baja? The planter is divided into six valleys with a long thin lake DEEP lake in the middle. Each valley is about 700 miles by 700 miles. In the valley the top soil is 60' deep... Yes, 60'. Most topsoil is measured in inches throughout the world. The total depth of the planter is 348 feet. The walls are made of basalt. The valleys are filled with 10' tall grass. All the mega-fauna for the late Pleistocene are still alive, plus there are nasty animals that we have not found so far. Everything in human history is changed. The ice from glacier on top of North America in the last Ice Age was used to make the lake in the Sea of Grass, thus the water level of earth went up 100' instead of 300' at the end of the last Ice Age. The Chinese took over the world, more than once. As the story opens a century has passed since the last collapse of worldwide Chinese culture. The nobles of that century would not allow steam power to prosper, so the resulting revolts destroyed everything. Dr. John is summoned to repair the containment wall and to address a whole host of problems. His problem: He arrived over a thousand miles from where he was supposed to be... AND he arrives in the midst of a war. Watch how Dr. John fights a series of battles of fighting retreat to reach the Inner Sea... What awaits him there? Do you believe in happily ever after? Say... Are the aliens REALLY gone?
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urza: Frenzied sword paused before his enemy, posing with a practiced ease born of a hundred strange quests he'd received from Black Phantom.
"Until now, I pressed against the limits of class and version- but no longer! The spirit of my master and leader is with me-This is My STAND! BLACK STAR!"The Legendary Mechanic · C426
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Hentai_kun: Can't he just write China#1 and end this boring arc ?
I can understand the e sport aspect in a game novel but here it's just a filler (the MC isn't a player) , the author didn't develop enough the players in Han Xiao's team for it to be interesting.
The only interest is that it would increase Han Xiao's reputation and attract more players to him so this competition doesn't need to last more than 1 or 2 chapters.The Legendary Mechanic · C424
MizunoKage: He actually skipped the grinding arc by using "9 months later"... Maybe he'll head back to Aquamarine for the start of Version 2, as well as the Player Finals? Maybe they'll be a cat fight between his harem members if he brings Aroshia with him.The Legendary Mechanic · C416
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Fenrir323: Thanks for the Chapter. What is his level 95 Class advancement Quest?The Legendary Mechanic · C415
Rends: So everyone else is playing in FPS mode and Han Xiao in Tower Defense mode?The Legendary Mechanic · C414
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JonesSoda: Cockroach ember still alive?! Boo! Boo! Get off the stage!The Legendary Mechanic · C412
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Mr_SpinelesS: So basically as soon as Version 2.0 starts there will be an Ames Fanclub division of Black Star...The Legendary Mechanic · C408
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CaTastrophy427: I spy a flag about ember, like it wasn't already obvious he's still aliveThe Legendary Mechanic · C407
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Joysanz: Time for CAPITALIST HX to take over BATTLE HXThe Legendary Mechanic · C401
MorosKyrios: Tourist Guide: I promise you are going to enjoy your stay here in Floating Dragon Island. This is a beautiful, quiet city where you can relax, sit by the porch, enjoy great meals and feel very safe. Created by her Majesty, the sweet and kind, Ames. You can see her above in the outer space, with your zooming lenses, waving her hands just for you.The Legendary Mechanic · C400
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JonesSoda: Ahaha floating island will "accidently" bump into both federations and destroy them for her amusement and just cuz they were only standing there and being little b*tches.The Legendary Mechanic · C399
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N0xiety: So, basically all this for a chance that the black bead MIGHT be on one of the mercenaries? How are they even sure? It could have been anyone really. Too big of a gamble for such a war. Author is just pushing too much with this stupid battle. I guess Darkstar is made of retards who just gamble entire fleets on long chances. Guess fleets just fall from the sky for them huh? Fleets grow like weeds for them? Also get out of here with that Ember sh*t ffs! This is the 3rd damn encounter! Are you kidding me author? Recycle characters much? Cockroach enemies and too many 'coincidences' are not fun author. Lately, i feel like author is doing everything in his power to elongate the chapters with long ass descriptions of the situation that seem to repeat. Guess this author also mastered the fillers huh? Smh...The Legendary Mechanic · C398
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Nunyabloodybidness: Yeah, but is the car a transformer? That's all I want to know.Great Doctor Ling Ran · C100
formoia: There was only one choice left but to turn the spaceship into a giant gundam using his mech skills and fight the giant death egg in spaceThe Legendary Mechanic · C396
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Arkard: Sorry DarkStar, You can't scam a professional scammer.The Legendary Mechanic · C395
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