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Pilllar of Elysium by Elijah Rainey


 

【WELCOME CHOSEN TO THE PILLAR OF ELYSIUM】

【YOU HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED TO COMPLETE THE TRIALS OF SHEALTIEL】

【TO BEGIN THE TRIAL, PLEASE SAY ‘VIEW SOUL’ TO BE DESIGNATED YOUR ROLE】


『“View soul”』


〖Name: Reva〗

〖Level 1〗

〖Role: Prisoner〗

〖Title(s): Lost One, *******〗

〖Soul Skill: Regression〗

〖Click for Random Skill〗

〖Must Possess A Skill Before Stats Can Be Generated〗


【QUEST:ESCAPE THE SHEALTIEL THEOCRACY DUNGEON】

【REWARD: RANDOM SKILL CARD, 300 EVP, *****’s SCYTHE】


『“…Sigh…”』


An exasperated suspire escaped from the cold dungeon cell. A young girl laid upon the floor with hollow eyes as the familiar words echoed in her mind. The cold cell floor greeted her lacerated back, soothing it somewhat. Stretching her small, withered finger to select her random skill.


〖New Skill Gained: Push I〗


『“view skill”』


〖Push I: The user is able to propel the air particles 2 meters around the user〗


〖New stats generated〗


『“View soul”』


〖Name: Reva〗

〖Level 1〗

〖Role: Prisoner〗

〖Title(s): Lost One, *******〗

〖Soul Skill: Regression〗

〖Skill(s): Push I〗

〖Stats ⏷〗

- Strength: 2

-Agility: 3

-Vitality: 3

-Mana: 10


『“This is going to be challenging”』


Reva raised to her feet, which bore cuts and blisters, faced with the iron bars that towered over her. The smell of rotten flesh wafted into her nose, causing her to almost choke on the air that filled her lungs. The rags that draped over her unrelenting in letting her heat escape from her body. Reva’s eyes began to glow a viridescent green. A slow flow of wind began to gather at the tips of Reva’s fingers. A gust of wind displaced the film of dust that shrouded the ground...


『“I won’t be able to do damage to an opponent, however I might be able to hide my presence if I push the air under my feet...Worth a try”』

 

「”Hey Aulus, does it feel frowzy to you?”」


A guard clad in inure steel spoke aloud to another down the hall. A hoarse sound slivered from the guard’s mouth. A slight shrivel could be seen on the nose the man wore. An echoing of footsteps sounded, mapping the desolate dungeon, as two guards drifted closer to each other.


「”Youri, feelin stuffy over a wee bit of congestion, are you? Come on lad, it's just a light lack of breeze. You wanna sit by a window, Princess?”」


「”...”」


「”Aulus, remember my senior year of the Knights Academy?”」


「”He..hey Youri lad I was just joking. Don’t take it so serious alright”」


「”Whatever, but seriously Aulus, there are no windows to be closed in the Unsanctified Dungeon, so why is it so stuffy in here?”」


「”Yeah, now that you mention it, it’s a bit stale’er than usual. It seems to only stagnant on this side of the dungeon”」


「”Aulus...wasn’t there only one prisoner on this floor of the dungeon?”」

 

Reva sat with her legs in the lotus position. Her eyes shut with tendrils of eau de Nil, peaking through. The walls of her cell, besides the two or so meters surrounding Reva, were covered in grime.


〖Skill ‘Push I’ has evolved into ‘Push II’〗

〖New status effect generated〗


Awoken from her stupor by the mechanical voice in her head, Reva parted her lips and commanded.


『“view skill Push II”』


〖Push II: The user is able to propel the air particles 4 meters around the user〗


『“Four meters might not seem like much, but I should be able to force the air particles at the opponent to make some sufficient damage.”』

 

Footsteps tolled from the guards nearing the end of the hall. In her cell, Reva sat. Back within her dwam, unaware of this decreasing distance. Approaching the cell, the two guards stood dazed in place. The films of soot blocked the two guard’s vision. Lost for words stood the guards; Risen from her daydream, Reva opens her eyes to the sight of the guards.

 

『“What took you guards so long? I was almost bored to death waiting for you...』


「”...”」


「”...”」


『“Lost for words? Cat got your tongue? How disappointing”』


「”What have you done here former priestess Reva Kayin Shealtiel”」


「”Youri, watch your tongue, the walls have ears”」


『“If you must know Sir Youri, I was just...blowing air”』


A cold smile etched onto Reva’s small face. A cool wind slowly rose in the baltic air. The two guards were left still, petrified with…


「”Hahahahah”」


「”Hahahahah”」


...laughter


【END OF CHAPTER ONE: AGAIN!!!】


 

【WELCOME CHOSEN TO THE PILLAR OF ELYSIUM】

【YOU HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED TO COMPLETE TRIALS TO PROGRESS FURTHER】

【TO BEGIN THE TRIAL, PLEASE SAY ‘VIEW SOUL’ TO BE DESIGNATED YOUR ROLE】


『“Those impulsive pieces of human garbage..to think that they didn’t even let me finish the punchline before stabbing me in the throat. Next time they’re going to experience a living hell.”』


『“But that depends on this, View Soul”』


〖Name: Reva〗

〖Level 1〗

〖Role: Prisoner〗

〖Title(s): Lost One, *******〗

〖Soul Skill: Regression〗

〖Click for Random Skill〗


『“Why is it that my name is only Reva and not Reva Kayin Shealtiel? And didn’t Aulus of whatever call me priestess?”』


〖Hidden title ‘Priestess of Shealtiel’ has been activated〗

〖New Soul Skill Generated〗


『“View Soul”』


〖Name: Reva Kayin Shealtiel〗

〖Level 1〗

〖Role: Prisoner〗

〖Title(s): Lost One, Priestess of Shealtiel〗

〖Soul Skill: Regression, (new)Gospel〗

〖Click for Random Skill〗


『“Gospel? What does that even mean...View Soul Skill Gospel”』

〖Gospel: The divine element is embodied through the host〗


『“What a vague skill. No matter, lets just role for a new random skill”』


〖New Skill Gained: Mental Control〗


『“Mental control, what an overpowered ability”』


〖Soul Skill Gospel has been activated〗

〖Skill ‘Mental Control’ has evolved into Divine skill ‘Worship’〗


『“Not even going to question it. Just accept it and move on. Now what does this skill do?”』


『“View Skill Worship”』


〖Worship: All those under your gaze will find themselves before God. Speak, and he shall speak through you. God’s Subjects (0/3)〗


『“Anyone I look at will have to do my bidding..Could it work on me as well? Interesting”』


『“Now how do I draw the guards here this time without the ice manipulation skill?”』


『“Guess I’ll just call for help to lure them here”』


『“HELP!!! HELP ME, PLEASE!!! HELP HELP”』


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「”Hey Aulus, do you hear anything?”」

A young guard clad in crude steel spoke aloud to another down the hall. A look of annoyance was clearly visible on his face as he turned to face the other down the corridor. Walking towards him was another dressed in the same garbs as him. The only disparity would be the graying beard that adorned his face. A peal of laughter distorted the oldened guards face as he looked at the youngin’s expression.


「”Hahaha..Ahahahah, you mus’it have any children do ya lad?”」


「”You are well aware that I graduated not even a few months ago!”」


「”No girl fancy you, aye lad?”」


「”How’s the wife love meister Aulus?”」


「”Why you little...”」


『“HELP!!! HELP ME, PLEASE! SOMEBODY PLEASE”』


「”What an annoying brat. Aulus, can we please go do something about it?”」


「”I’m not do with you ye-”」


『“HELP!!! HELP ME, PLEASE! SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP”』


「”-fine lets go handle that brat”」


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『“HELP!!! HELP ME, HELP HELP”』


『“Cough..Cough, I can’t keep this up. Will those bast-”』


「”Little brat will you cease that screaming”」


『“-ards...If you two were here then say something sooner”』


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The two men faced the small girl with disgruntled faces. She clearly didn’t take her current situation seriously, and this fact didn’t sit well with the two. A shared glance at each other told it all; they perspicuously wanted to tear the young girl a part.


It must be said that in the Shealtiel Theocracy under the Pope, templars, holy knights, and priests were the guards. Within the guards was a combination of several factions. Aulus and Youri, respectively, were a part of the Magistratus Vi faction. Enforcers if you will. That being said, no civilian, much less a prisoner, would ever be so disrespectful in the face of a Magistrates Vi officer.

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「”INSOLENT BRAT”」


Youri, in a fit of rage, reaches for the dagger that lies at his waist. Pointing it at the throat of the young girl before him. Her face stayed the same, undaunted by his harum-scarum act.


Aulus stood to the side with a bothered expression on his face. Deep within his soul, he felt something was wrong. The abandoned priestess who was known for her timidness, was now standing before two armed guards without a hint of fear in her eyes. As a seasoned guard, his instincts were telling him that this child had a level of danger to her.


『“Sir guard Youri you're scaring me!!! No~t. Hehehe”』


「”Wha-”」


「”YOURI LOOK AWAY NOW!!!”」


『“Kneel”』


【END OF CHAPTER TWO: GOSPEL】


『“Kneel”』


Suddenly Youri’s eyes, which once held contemptment, were filled with reverence as he fell to the ground on one knee. He gazed up at the girl possessing a venerative gleam. He parted his lips and spoke…


「”Holy Priestess, how your grace is unfitting for the cell you sit in. I, your servant, shall set you free at once.”」






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