The Haven of Terra
In this world, where Death in the world once resulted in a Death in the real world, or in other words, a Game Over for life, there is a group of players who accompanied the Black Swordsman; the one who has released the trapped players of this world from this hellish nightmare. This game is called Sword Art Online. And within Sword Art Online lies a secret place located on the nth floor, a floor past the limits of the game – past floor 100 and before floor one. This place was discovered by the group of friends after the completion of the game. Once cleared, the world now no longer kills on death, but many are reluctant to join the game again, after being trapped for two years. It is now known as The Haven of Terra .
"This area is really small. I bet it can only hold around 50 people max." said Kirito, the person known as the Black Swordsman.
"Well, this is a secret area. You don't really expect to have everyone find this area, do you?" replied Asuna, a beauty in the real world and in game, and Kirito's girlfriend. She was known as Asuna the Flash for her ridiculously high dexterity.
"Still... I hope the drops and rates are good."
They were walking around on the 100th floor, the final floor of the game, where they found a chest with infinite Special Teleport Crystals . They both used one and teleported to a forest clearing with enormous trees all around, roots overgrown, out of the ground, and at least 50 ft thick. Kirito explored this area with caution. He knew that, even after beating the game, that there can, and probably will, be hidden surprises which could easily lead to death. After exploring awhile, Kirito noticed a grand stone platform, overgrown with vines and a center tablet written on with an unknown language. It was hidden by an veil of leaves and branches.
"Hey, Asuna! I think I found something!" said Kirito with excitement. Asuna quickly came over, and noticed the tablet.
She quickly looked at it and said, "What language is this?" with reluctance. Kirito came up and inspected the tablet as well.
"I wonder if this is an ancient language...". "Maybe we should call it the Language of Terra ?" continued Kirito.
"Language of Terra ? Why 'Terra'?" said Asuna in a carefree voice.
"Well, you can see that this place is enclosed in plants and the earth, and Earth means 'Terra' in Latin, if I recall correctly. So calling the language Terra almost seems like it's implied." Kirito responded thoughtfully.
"Terra, huh? …I like it, though. Using Latin brings out a mystical aura." said Asuna with a smile. She then took a picture of the tablet, and said, "We need to decrypt this as soon as possible." Kirito agreed, and they then set out to decrypt the information.
Later, Kirito talked to his sister, Suguha. "What do you think this could mean?" said Kirito as he pointed out a specific character."We've already decrypted most of it; the issue is now is that this character is used for different sounds, so either our whole mapping is wrong, or it's some character that's not in our alphabet."
"Hmm, what about this?" said Suguha, as she showed some complex formula.
"Ah ha! That could be it! Let's go into the game and try it now!" exclaimed Kirito.
"After lunch!" chimed Suguha.
Kirito and Asuna approached the pillar with anxiety. Kirito approached the tablet and said "On Kaer Oil! Mestyl si var sai si ialostari aelor! Taeri si shaedyl shos mar vor eir aelor! Vyraes si caesyr shor si ialostari paeraeli!".
As he was chanting the words, he soon began to glow with a mystical, blue aura. And once the final word was spoken, the aura disappeared with an explosion and a light door named Light Haven of Terra Entrance was created. This door was shining with an almost-blinding light, glowing with all the colors of the rainbow. Soon after, the light died down, and only a door with a faint glow remained. Asuna was speechless – amazed by the spectacular glow. They looked at each other and continued on – into the Light Haven of Terra Entrance .
The Entrance led to a pitch black room, but they still continued on. Unknowingly, they did not realize that there was no floor, and fell thousands of feet.
"Waasss thhhiiisss aaa trrrappp?" scream Kirito in a distorted voice. Suddenly, a flash of bright, warm light came from below, and a voice came from everywhere.
"AI CALI CAES OS VAS. BYRN, CAESYR SO SI BAERN SHYS, SHAELYSTIL SI LALOSTARI SHASOS!"
Kirito and Asuna were both engulfed the same warm bright light, but it was now commanding and had a blue tint. Soon after, the light died down and, shockingly enough, Kirito and Asuna were in Knight Armor – A beautiful glowing, white armor with sky blue designs of crosses, which was engulfed in a blue aura of purity. And on the back of these sets of armor were pairs of angel wings, feathery and soft. Their weapons have also changed as well. Kirito's Elucidator and Dark Repulser were now all transformed into weapons which were made out of light and glowed blue. Asuna's rapier, Lamet Light, also turned into light and glowed blue. They were both in shock and awe.
"Weapons of the Holy ... tiered... armor... weapons...?" said Kirito speechlessly.
Asuna replied "There's... there's no way. Holy Weapons should be unwieldable. They are said to be decoration only... Right Kirito?" She looked at him and then his tag.
"Kirito... Your username... It became... h-holy."
"What do you mean? There's no wa-" said Kirito, looking at his own username. It became Blue on a white, rectangular, and translucent background, adorned with a large red cross. It was the same on Asuna.
You have become God Tiered . You have the power to slay any beast and open any secret, and you have mastery in all stats. I must warn you though: your level is now shown to yourself as infinity, but to others as 100 – the max cap. If one finds your true level, you will lose you powers. If you die, you cannot return to the God Tier, and you will become EX- God Tiered . This rank has no bonuses whatsoever, and you shall return to the level and equips you once had before you became a God to the Gods. said a mysterious, female voice.
Asuna and Kirito looked at each other, and said in unison, "Did you hear that? The voice? Yeah!" and laughed. Suddenly, they heard a stomp. They turned around and realized that they were in a dangerous situation.
They were on the 100th floor, but now with 5 large beings. The new final boss of the 100th floor was there – a pitch black dragon with the power of all previous bosses named The Fallen Havens . However, two new signs appeared in front of them – a tab labeled No Crystal Area and Boss Room right next to their health bars. They instantly knew that their powers let them see everything – visible and invisible.
"Asuna! Get the 2 on your right. I'll get the ones on my left! Do a synchronized attack on the center one!" yelled Kirito in a haste voice. Asuna nodded and charged at a blinding speed. Kirito did as well, and at speeds past the game limits. In a nanosecond, all but one dragon remains, and the rest fallen with a single strike.
"This is ridiculous! These speeds are past cheating!" Yelled Asuna, as they both charged in for the synchronized attack. With a flash, all 5 were killed.
"Nice job!" said Kirito in a satisfied voice. But before Asuna could respond, they were forced teleported back to Starting City.
But something was wrong – The teleport crystals were red – a forsaken color which represented death.
– Chapter One End –