When I woke up, I could not see anything. My eyes would just not open. I panicked. Frantically, I tried to move around. Again. Nothing. I tried to listen to what was happening around me. But there was only an eerie quiet. This creeped me out even further. What the hell was happening? And why was all of this happening to me, of all people? Why didn't it happen to any other person? Was I abducted? Did someone put something over my eyes?
I was, after all, just your average man. I loved to read manga, just went ahead with my job from nine to five, and did normal everyday things. I was not even remotely important. Why would someone care about me? This must have been a mistake.
But I didn't feel anything over my eyes. I felt terrified. I counted the seconds. A few minutes later, my eyes started feeling lighter. I tried opening them, and they did. But that was all that happened. I could not see much even though my eyes were open. There was a wall. I think, but all it had on it were pictures of some men dancing.
"Congratulations, User. You have just discovered the skill Heaven Devouring. Do you wish to learn the skill?"
I suddenly heard a sound. Where did that sound come from? Why did something like that happen? I could see a bright yellow window right above my eyes, and the same thing that I heard was hovering over me.
"Is this a dream?" I said with a hoarse voice.
Wait a minute! That voice. That voice was just not mine. It felt so wrong, and it did not belong to me.
I tried to move around, but my body barely listened to me. I spent enough energy to lift a horse, just to get up. I tried looking down at my hands. I could not recognize them one bit. But more importantly of them all, that yellow screen was still hanging in front of me, and it freaked me out.
"I didn't go to a party yesterday, did I? Someone must have spiked a drink that I took, for me to be hallucinating that much." I told myself.
"User. You are not hallucinating. This is a system page that you have been given in response to your extreme karma score. You have been chosen to be one of the few who were sent to another world with a system." That same voice rang in my ears again.
"What are you? A different world? I was sent to a different world? What are you talking about?" I asked, trembling. If anything that the voice said was remotely true, then my whole life would be in shambles. All of the friends that I had, all of the family that I had, would all be taken away from me.
"That is right, User. You have been sent to a different world. The way to return to the normal world is very simple. You must complete this world and only then will you be able to go back to your previous world." the system said.
I could not understand what was happening. I looked around. I saw that at another end of the room that I was in, there was a huge sack of pills, and these pills looked like they were made of mud. I looked at them curiously.
"These are food pills. They are present so that cultivation can be done easily, and without disturbances." the voice said.
"Who are you?" I asked again.
"I am the system. And you, Gray Holter, have been chosen to become the first person to come to the cultivation world." the voice said.
I sat down once more. This was a lot of information to digest. I had indeed come to a new world, and it looked very clear that this system was not intending to send me back to where I had come from. I looked up and saw the pictures of the men.
"Congratulations, User. You have just discovered the skill Heaven Devouring. Do you wish to learn the skill?" the same pop-up came once more.
"What will happen once I learn this art? How will it help me?" I asked.
"User will be able to gain a skill, and that will help the user increase his cultivation and stat points." the system said.
"Stat points? How do I look at that?" I asked.
"User has to go to system homepage." the system said.
"System homepage? What is tha-"
The moment that I said the words 'system homepage', the yellow screen changed into a blue one, and I could see an array of information that truly amazed me.
Username - Gray Holton
Cultivation name - Liu Feng
Title - Young Master of the Liu Family
Level - 1
Strength - 5
Stamina - 6
Agility - 4
Cultivation - 0
Luck - 20
Skills - None
"What the hell is cultivation? Why the hell is that zero? And why is my luck stat so high?" I asked out.
"User is very lucky. That is the reason that the User has been selected to go through this trial run. But the user is also weak. So you do not have any skills, and hence, do not have any cultivation." the system said.
"And what is with this cultivation name? Liu Feng? What the hell does that mean?" I asked.
"User is in a cultivation world. Hence, you have been given a name that suits the world. You are also lucky since you are in the body of the young master of the Liu Family. That is a good starting point, and it will be easier to climb up the ladder to complete this world." the system said.
"Liu Feng? I am in someone's body? What the hell does that mean? Why am I in someone else's body?" I asked, horrified at the thought.
"Liu Feng is the person who died at the moment of your arrival into this world. Hence, user has been placed into this body. It is a matter of convenience." the system said.
So this man had died? How tragic. And to have died in such a place, with little to no light, and only a wall to accompany him. I felt sorry for him.
"How can I leave this place?" I asked.
"User is stuck in a cave and will be allowed to leave as long as User has enough power to break through the walls of the cave. The entrance is blocked by a boulder. The system suggests that you learn the skill here so that you can have sufficient power to break through the wall." the system said.
I sighed. There was nothing else I could do anymore. The only thing that I could possibly do to get back to my family was to finish this world.
"Fine. Learn Skill." I said.