Right now, our MC just went through a tough trial. There were a total of 200+ people that gathered on the fifth floor. This is a resting/exchange area, so no one can die here. There is this rank SS statue carved that comes to life.
The statue explains that some God from another world summoned them (as well as others around the world). Humans are here for their desires/power basically. After explaining that, this old religious lady calls the statue a devil, then the statue says that she killed everyone on her floor, so she can't talk. Blah blah, she ends up dying by the statue.
All of her abilities are now open for grabs. The statues goes on to announce there will be a competition. From then on, every person randomly sees a number. One guy has 3, one has 12, while our MC has 22. The numbers equate to the number of opponents you must defeat to obtain that religious nut's power. Our MC just waits a few hours while everyone fights, then he goes up and shocks everyone. He starts to fight, then he breaks this dude's fingers one by one, and even when tis guy's HP is at 0, he doesn't die, since it's an exclusive competition right now. After beating/torturing a few people, he gets new skills such as torture and false evil (he had to act bad to scare away the competition basically)
Our MC was already #1 on the leaderboards but after this wicker performance, nobody dares to challenge him. Of course, the female lead knows he was only doing so to appear scary. He has made one trust worthy friend, Yang Suji. This girl is ranked 41st, but she does not die at all in a dungeon. That is her unique technique. She has OP regeneration basically. Even when this crazy berserk player who had the body/strength of like 15 f*cking goblins from drinking multiple bod enhancing potions, was smashing her to bits and pieces, slicing her body in half, she still managed to regenerate, so it's a scary good ability for her to have.
Our MC wins the competition after a few battles and gets an "escape ticket. This ticket allows him to escape from the sixth floor back to the resting/exchange area on the fifth floor for 12 hours, once he rips it. So this item is good.
From then on, the statue creates 7 plates and tells everyone to form teams of 7, the next floor will begin. Our MC pairs up with a set of twins (one girl rank 15, one little brother rank 145), his female friend, this crazy bit*h who is rank 3, and two others (one of them is secretly ranked 2 but we don't know yet)
So, sixth floor is like a huge cavern and at the edge, a huge drop with monsters at the bottom. His goal initially was to kill the other 5 with his female companion, and take all of their abilities to gain strength. Of course, all of that changes when he realizes that in order to pass the sixth floor, every one must use teamwork to advance past these dozens of shadow leeches at the bottom of the huge abyss hole (Rank SS). This change on the floor still results in multiple people out of the 200+ dying anyways, and sh*t gets awesome.
Basically, his mom and him were hiding away in a cave and some church people in a village end up killing her because she is the mother of that damphir. She is burned at the stake and her spirit is left in the world, barely hanging on. Our M/C realizes that something is wrong after his mom doesn't come back for a night and finds her spirit, they have a heart touching moment and he ends up pouring 10million mana into her, allowing her to stay as a spirit. He seals her away into a bone and swears that one day, he will get her a fresh body to put her soul inside, thus resurrecting her. He also meets a father/two daughters along the way that were killed by bandits, so they serve under him, and he promises them the same. He ends up killing AN ENTIRE LEGION of bandits with his undead as well, pretty damn cool.
Right now, he is the Ghoul King. He already cleared a dungeon, and since it was an undead dungeon, he didn't even have to fight, since he has the Death-Attribute Charm, allowing undead to like him better. Also, Ghouls are not spirits, they are living, physical beings, just very pale and they live for about 300 years, but they have low fertility rates. He has solved their birthing issue (sperm/egg low success), allowing them all to get pregnant more.
Also, he has just united the villages and they all went to war with other monsters in an area. They just defeated 600 hundred enemies (four noble orcs - rank 6 with five hundred-ish rank 3-5 Goblins/Orcs/Kobolds without losing any Ghouls in the process.
He rescued the kidnapped women ghouls from the villages, as well as the human adventurers, but since the humans were r*ped, they begged him to kill him. He doesn't want to kill them, so they actually end up turning into Ghouls as well, so everyone lives.
He has the ability to talk to spirits, so he talks to one and learns that her body was stolen. One of the kidnapped/r*ped human women, is not really alive. She is a "live-dead." Live-dead are alive, but there is no soul. It happens when someone dies, and a few seconds later, they are revived. So, they are still warm, they sleep and eat, but they are technically dead, with no soul. The live-dead is being controlled by a man called Luciano, who is some noble who was carrying out a mission. He was gathering intel on the orcs/goblins, since the Adventurer Guilds wanted to kill the monsters, but he just learned that some child already did it for him.
Our M/C forces him out of her body, and her spirit returns to it, and she becomes a Ghoul. Luciano reports to the higher nobles and tells him everything, so the church is pissed that the half vampire/half dark eld is still alive. They are now sending a huge army out to eradicate the ghouls and the kid since they believe they would be a future threat, if a few can easily defeat hundreds of powerful enemies.
This is such a great novel. He reincarnates after dying and promises to become better. Instead of a common foot soldier, he promises to become a great monarch.
He reincarnates and at the very first war, he already is making progress, raising merits for the kingdom. He gets the notice of the three princes who are fighting for the crown and accepts the first prince Simon, who he remembered from his past life was the best out of the three.
With every battle, he uses his knowledge of the past to defeat enemies and turns his success into merits, allowing him to accept rewards from the king.
Right now, he went from commoner to noble. He is Baron Roan Tale, leader of the Amnarath Troop (means withering flower blooming again, aka never dying). Of course, he is not like other nobles at all. Yes, he has his land and the population of his land is pretty small, but he treats everyone the same, regardless of status or wealth.
Usually when nobles visit somewhere, they'll be seen first, since their status. If you go to Roan's city, you have to leave your name in a guest book in the reception room and wait your turn haha which is very nice, he truly stays himself, regardless of his own status. He is leading about 10k troops now, his original OP strong unit is called Amnarath while the unit of rebellious soldiers fro other cities that he absorbs into his unit are just Tale troop.
There are some great supporting members like 100 man commander Pierce (he went away to train in spear arts with a master) 100 man commander range Harrison (Basically Legolas) and 100 man commander Austin. He also has his own information agency, allowing him to stay on top of every scheme going on in the shadows.
Right now, he has a Druid friend who can see into the future every now and then, allowing him to know who and where the problem where occur.
As far as legendary artifacts go, he has a ring that boosts stats, this transforming mana spear and the tears of Kelis, the dragon, allowing him to see for a few km and everything appears in slow motion when he activates the ability of the tears, but it only lasts for a few seconds.
The slaying of monsters is great as well. He is doing his best to progress better. Even when it comes to lovers, he is trying to stay away from his past lover but they are slowly connecting. She is a princess, known as the shadow princess, no one really talks to her, but they'll end up together again the way it is going. Even the king loves this guy lol of course the other factions for the other princes hate him haha
MC's first master is an alchemy guy, and since MC has some fatherly bond with him (MC has no parents), he starts to reject all the other immortals and their inheritances.
The MC was told he would have to take 9 immortal masters and he agreed. Out of nowhere, he starts to reject them like wtf are you doing? They can make you stronger in everything from arrays to cultivation.
MC was at the 3rd level of qi and he summons his black and white Eyes of Execution, some 4 out of 108 ranked Godly eyes that haven't been seen in 12k, 20k and 120k years (author isn't sure obviously) He somehow kills two 6th level qi warriors EASILY and saves a member of his clan.
She falls in love with MC and MC breaks heart since he does not love her the same, blah blah useless romance. She vows to capture his heart one day still after crying.
MC was accepted into this amazing house, full of OP people like him. Before he can even make it there, this stupid bītch MC offends everyone more than your typical arrogant young master.
He ends up getting chased for chapters, falling through a space portal into some country villages on some broken landmass called 36 islands, where he's basically a God there. We spend over 100+ chapters on useless sh*t and we still are at the island arc. Oh, he got a pretty lady Phoenix pet of course and two sisters who call him Master. Also has a servant called Demonic Fairy who is a Heavens Favorite like him. This novel is just trash.
Of course, this all changes once he falls off of a cliff, into a hidden area on the map. He ends up going through four rooms, each stronger than the last, fighting strong foes. There is a fight with him at level 5, and a celestial toad. (10 hour fight). THERE IS A LOT OF LUCK HERE. I mean, he ends up killing this insane late game boss at such a nooby level, and gets a celestial weapon. A world announcement goes out and everyone is furious, since a level 5 just got such an OP weapon.
Of course, it can't stop there lol he goes through room 5 and there is this Mysterious God level beast, sleeping. He manages to sneak past it, and enters this garden like room. In the center of this room, is some black ring (Lunar Scourge), which when touching, tries to mentally possess him. However, he is so strong mentally, that he conquers this evil ring, thus becoming its master. There is a woman's spirit, bound to the ring (she is this sexual girl). She can only come out of the ring for about 10-20 minutes a day. We learn that this ring was forged from humans, dragons, demons, Gods, beasts, through war and blood, resulting in this OP OP OP OP God killing power lol.
There are 15 slots in the ring. He learns he has to equip these 12 zodiac orbs & 3 god orbs, each orb having various attributes and skills, making him able to destroy the Gods one day, if he completes it. Of course, these orbs (dragon balls) are scattered throughout the continent. The spirit tells him it could take 100 if not 1000 years to find them all. Due to his incredible luck stats, he ends up finding one after another, some in easy, safe places, others in hell like places, within a few months lol. Right now, he has four orbs, so 11 are left.
The battles are very good. Right now, he has a celestial pet (Xia Hau) who is like a puppy with a horn. It's a support type, capable of finding treasures, & its special abilities are being able to not draw aggro from a beast, and such. He has a Heaven's End pet, a phoenix like creature, which can even turn into its human form. The story right now has him out of the VR world, fighting off against a guy he's fighting in the VR world, this powerful, rich young kid who he has a hidden history with.
You'll end up finding all about it, and it gets pretty sci-fi crazy-ish, but it is still very good.
Jasmine reconstructs her body at the Devil Sword Conference and destroys all of those evil 'Yun Che plotting' douches from the Four Sacred Grounds,
He finds a special merchant shop, it exists only at 4am. There, a mysterious man sells rare items of all kinds. Our M/C now has special ring called 'Ring of Helrick'. If someone kisses this ring willingly, M/C will receive 1 white coin. The person that kisses the ring however, takes a permanent 10% penalty in all future raid coins. However, there are items that can offset the money penalty.
He can buys "Holy Water of Baptism." for one white coin. If he uses this on a person, they become a "Chosen One." If you are a "Chosen One, " you will receive 20% of M/C stats. Also, once a day, each Chosen One can summon our M/C into their dimension as well, whether it's in the middle of a raid for help, or just bored at their dimension home space. M/C also buys a staff, Helix Staff. So now, once a day, he can summon every Chosen One in one spot.
Our M/C also bought a special item from this secret merchant allowing him to travel to different raid dimensions. He does this to kill trolls, the people that ruin humanity's chances at survival. Of course, he also is searching for more Chosen Ones, to build his faithful, strong raid team.
He has 3 Chosen Ones right now, Franz, this guy from Britain. Also, Nada, a girl and another girl, Serin, she is a great archer. There are some future potential allies from earlier chapters like this samurai Chinese guy Watanabe or this African cop, Gerald. Right now, the story is VERY GOOD. He just bought 4 more Holy Water of Baptism, so he is planning on having four more Chosen Ones, so 4 more future teammates. When he died before, he was not at "The Last Raid." However, when he buys information from the mysterious secret merchant, he learns that he wasn't far off. The Last Raid was very close, so he has some hope.
It has been four years since he was captured. He spent one year on the Cyan Island and due to his potential, the person that kidnapped him, took him to a place called Prison Island. This is a place where 3000 people fight to the death daily, with insane creatures as well, and only 1 person walks off of the island alive after fighting for 3 whole years!
Our M/C also obtains an ancient egg. How did he get it? Well, he had this little insect bug (was not his soul pet) that would follow him around, and this turned out to be an ancient soul pet. At the start of the island arc, it would alert him to dangers and it ended up going in a cocoon for 3 years. Nearing the end of the island arc, it transformed into a legendary cyan dragon! At the very end of the prison island arc, we see this dragon battling an even scarier soul pet, some godly purple/red bird creature in the sky.
This was a god creature that Chu Mu first saw when he arrived here. The god bird/dragon fight is a very good fight but neither pet wins. One of the major guilds spots the dragon and realizes it is the ancient cyan dragon that they were looking for, so they try to capture it because they know it has an egg. The dragon obviously escapes lol
So, our M/C puts the egg away, knowing one day it'll hatch into some legendary pet. Chu Mu is the sole survivor, deemed King of Prison Island and he gets invited to the Nightmare Palace. Due to his strength, he easily defeats one of the royal, cocky princes with his weakest pet. Chu Mu tells the prince that he is weak, since where he came from, the thousands of contestants were much stronger, so this was not even a battle to him.
The person that kidnapped him becomes his somewhat mentor (he wants to surpass him/kind of kill him as well one day lol)
So, he makes Chu Mu the nightmare prince, (there is a pretty strong princess who also has a white nightmare soul pet to feed) The Nightmare Prince is a very high societal position. Each major region has a nightmare prince. It's a rank 7 position, the highest he can get for his age. Even the few palace kings can't do much besides secret plots to kill. The highest position rank is rank 9 overall.
Okay so right now, our Chu Mu went to see his family after four years of missing them. He tells them he was kidnapped and escape and he just got stronger somehow. He wants to keep his identity a secret right now.
We are in the tournament arc, a competition called "Recommendation" This determines your status/resources, so the Chu family has to win, they were already on the decline. This is a fight between the four main families. Chu, Yang, Qui and Zhou family.
This is a 5 vs 5 battle, where one person battles at a time, and you can only use two soul pets to battle.
The Chu family just defeated the entire Zhou family with Chu Mu beating three people himself, and the Qui family took 3rd place.
The audience was at first, laughing at Chu Mu, because they remembered he was trash, but he came back and just destroyed the Zhou family (even killed one of the Zhou sons) so now everyone is wondering how some kid who lost a soul pet, came back so strong after 4 years. They think the Chu family hid Chu Mu and secretly trained him lol.
FINALS ARE HERE. He is now fighting his first opponent in the finals, someone from the Yang family. This person is also the one who hired the assassin to kill him four years ago, so yeah, things are heating up. Also, no one but his few secret nightmare place rank 3 servants know of his true identity, the nightmare prince/King of Prison Island.