This is my first attempt at writing an Overlord Fic, something I've been meaning to try for a while now, but never got the motivation properly

Truly, I don't know why I'm doing this now, but I just can't find the enthusiasm to write A Thief is the Hero right now

"Talking"
"Thinking"

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The Game Talking
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Info Drop


Please note how each point of conversation works, because this will be the style used

This is the fic I've wanted to write so badly, I hope this is a good introduction for it

Disclaimer: I own nothing


He opened his eyes and looked around, a black void as far as he could see

"Where am I?" He asks confused

A moment ago he was...now that he thought about it he couldn't really remember what happened before

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You died
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He jumps back as the screen appears in front of him. He tilts his head, examining it for a while before he responds again

"So...what happens now?" He replies, more confused than anything else

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You got lucky, your being reincarnated as one of Gaia's Chosen Gamers
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"A Gamer?!" He shouts, glee filling his voice

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Well then, looks like your excited to get started, we can start with character creation
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A screen appears in front of him, a blank human shape in the center as he thinks

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Please choose desired Race:

[Human]
[Angel]
[Demon]
[Undead]
[Beast]
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He tapped on each of the options, watching as each seemed to have different characteristics. Human changed him to an average appearance, while Angel merely added a pair of white wings. Demon changed those into bat wings, while undead changed him into a skeleton. Beast seemed to change him into a furry humanoid with large ears and a tail. Upon clicking each race, he noticed a list of different types that fit under the category and scrolled back to ones that interested him the most

"I'm not particularly attached to my humanity, so lets explore this a bit"

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[Angel: Angel Guardian]
The starting race of all Angels. While bulky and weak, they can quickly evolve into higher forms, gaining the ability to summon more of their kind. Higher evolutions of this race can wield powerful holy magic as well as great summoning magic

Weaknesses: Dark

Known Evolutions: [Arc-Angel], [Principality], [Dominion], [Seraph], [Archfiend Seraph]

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[Demon: Imp]
The starting race of all demons. While beginning weak, and with many enemies, they gain a great amount of diversity in their evolutions. With the variety possessed by this race, it is near impossible to use the same means to kill higher level demons

Weaknesses: Holy

Known Evolutions: [Arch Devil], [Succubus], [Archfiend Seraph]

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[Beast: Magic]
A creature born through an abundance of magical power. These creatures gain the ability to use magic, as well as special abilities depending on the location they spawned in. Evolutions of this race can learn shapeshifting, as well as higher levels of their specific magic

Weaknesses: Varies

Known Variant Species: [Naga], [Bafolk], [Giant], [Beastman], [Quagoa], Etc.

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[Beast: Normal]
A beast naturally born into the world. While they do not possess inherent magic or intelligence, they are born with a high amount of natural power. Higher evolutions of this race can gain unique powers depending on the catalyst used for evolution

Weaknesses: Varies

Known Variant Species: [Brain Eater], [Mad Eater], [Birdman], Etc.

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[Undead: Skeleton]
As a skeleton, you are undead, filled with [Negative Energy]. You are the natural enemy to the living and have a natural inclination against them. Evolutions of this race can become powerful juggernauts or immortal liches

Weaknesses: Holy, Fire, Silver, Blunt weapon

Known Evolutions: [Skeleton Mage], [Skeleton Fighter], [Lich], [Elder Lich], [Overlord], [Night Lich]

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[Undead: Revenant]
As a revenant, you are a unique species of undead. Reborn by holding onto regrets or an unfulfilled promise, you use your powers to accomplish the task you have set forth for yourself. This unique undead, while initially powerful, has no further evolutions, and upon fulfillment of your promise, will cease to exist

Weaknesses: Holy, Fire, Silver, Blunt weapon

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[Undead: Vampire]
As a vampire, you are undead, filled with [Negative Energy]. You are the natural enemy to the living and have a natural inclination against them. Evolutions of this race gain the ability to steal souls through blood drinking and create intelligent thralls and familiars beneath them

Weaknesses: Holy, Fire, Silver, Blunt weapon

Known Evolutions: [True Vampire], [The One]
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He selected [Undead: Vampire], and watched how the features on the avatar changed. The skin turned a pale, almost chalk white, while his eyes turned to a bloody red coloring. Two fangs poked out from a grinning mouth

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Lore: As a vampire, you are a creature that needs not eat, nor sleep, yet you may do both, should you choose to do so. Feared by humans for your powers of compulsion, and sheer raw physical and magical strength, you are forced to hide yourself to avoid the angry mobs. Higher evolutions of your race keep themselves secluded in their chosen lair, or choosing to wander the earth, attempting to evolve themselves into the final evolution: [The One], the true god of vampires

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Customize appearance now
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Dials and lists appeared before him, and he took the hint. He wasn't sure how long he spent modifying himself, but The Game seemed to be impatient

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Finally, I was beginning to get a bit bored. Now then, can we get on with it?
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He keeps his look much the same as before he died, caucasian male, short black hair, just long enough in the back to curl up a bit, the sides and top slicked back. The man is clearly of Italian descent, and the slicked back hair only makes it appear more so. With no facial hair, he gains a younger appearance, around 16 or 17

"Sure, what comes next? World where I'm going?"

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Choose Class:

[Swordsman] [Spearman] [Brawler] [Archer] [Rogue] [Mage] [Custom]
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"Heh...Always did say I'd be a mage if this happened"

He selects the [Mage] Class and another screen appears

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Choose [Mage] Specialization:

[Illusionist] [Elementalist] [Necromancer] [Warlock] [Healer]
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"Won't be a supporter, if I'm going to be a mage, I'll be on the front lines...for a spellcaster at least"

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[Warlock] - Class - 1/35

- Warlocks are seekers of the knowledge that lies hidden in the fabric of the multiverse
- Through pacts made with mysterious beings of supernatural power, warlocks unlock magical effects both subtle and spectacular

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Name: Magnus Blackwood
Level: 1 Exp: 0/100
Title: []
Race: [Vampire]

Class: [Warlock] Level: 1/35 | Exp: 0/100

Hp: 100/100 Hp Regen: 1 per minute (+1 per minute)
Mp: 250/250 Mp Regen: 10 per minute

Str: 10
Vit: 10
Mag: 10
Spd: 10
Wis: 10
Def: 10
Res: 10

Status Points: 0
Perk Points: 0

Perks:
[Vampire]
- You are a Vampire, a creature of the night
- Gain an extra 100% Hp Regen
+ 2 to all stats per level up

Skills:
[Gamers Body] - Passive
- Grants a body that allows for the user's life to work as a game
- Sleeping in a bed restores Hp, Mp, and all status effects

[Gamers Mind] - Active/Passive
- Passive: Grants immunity to any psychic effects
- Passive: Removes minor negative emotions
- Active: Allows the user to remain calm and logically think things through

[Observe] - Active
- Allows the user to quickly gather information
- Tells the target's Hp, Mp, and any weaknesses
- It shows additional information like attributes, status, and background

[Hypnosis] - Active
- Use your crimson eyes to bend a person to your will
- Stronger beings may be able to resist or stop this skill

Magic:
[Eldritch Blast] - Active - 25Mp
- A beam of crackling energy streaks toward a target
- This spell deals double damage against [Holy] or [Angelic] beings
- Attack Power: Mag

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He smiles, and as light fills the void, blinding the young vampire as he starts a journey into his new world

When his vision eventually returns, he looks around, noticing nothing but a dark grassy field, nothing in sight but a forest

"You won't tell me anything of where or when I am?"

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Clearing in a forest. Its night right now. There are humans around, but there a good walk away, you can probably see the fire
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He inclines his head, seeing the smoke rising and a small fire a fair distance away

"Alright, can I take them?"

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Find out yourself, I won't tell you everything
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Quest: A Gamer's Guide to Beginning The Game
- As a gamer, you grow at a fast rate, but at low levels you could be killed quickly

Objectives:
Reach Level 5: []

Rewards:
[Continued Existence], [1 Random Item]
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"Fine, fine"

He walks forward, examining everything as he does so. The trees were rather large, there were a few clearings here and there. He hid behind the trees as he slowly stalked closer to the camp fire. Eventually he reaches another large clearing and sees three people, two men and a woman, sitting by a campfire talking and laughing

"[Observe]"

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Name: Male Adventurer 1

Hp: 75/75
Description: A man without anyone to miss him. The prime candidate to be a vampire's first meal

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Name: Male Adventurer 2
Hp: 75/75
Description: A man without anyone to miss him. The prime candidate to be a vampire's first meal

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Name: Female Adventurer
Hp: 75/75
Mp: 200/200
Description: A female without anyone to miss her. She knows fire magic so undead should be wary
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"Sorry you three, looks like your my first meal" He mutters, his crimson eyes glowing in the darkness

Eventually the three wrap themselves in sleeping bags and fall asleep. He had stood there behind a tree, waiting until he was sure they were asleep. As he slowly got closer, his enhanced hearing allowed him to listen to their heartbeats, calm and slow, exactly how you would expect when one was asleep

"Girl needs to die first, she's the most dangerous"

He moves towards the girl, not talking any chances with waking them up. He was weak, any type of magic or strong power could kill him right now. He needed to use every dirty trick, every possible advantage, because until he was stronger, he couldn't afford to play with his food. He looks to his hand, pale, with his fingernail's sharpened into claws. He leans down, quickly using his nails to stab into the girls throat. Her eyes shoot open, her blue eyes meeting his crimson ones

"Hello there. I wouldn't try and speak, I made sure to hit your vocal cords"

He leans down and licks his hand, smiling as the crimson liquid fills his taste buds for the first time. He could hear the blood rushing through her veins, the fast beating of her heart, and he could nearly taste the fear emanating from her

"Just so you know, you were just in the wrong place. Nothing personal"

He places his hands on either side of the woman's head, snapping her neck quickly and easily. He leans down, sinking his fangs into the hole he created in the woman's neck, enjoying his first meal in this new life

When he pulled his face away, he smiled, before looking down to the corpse before him as he licked the blood off his lips

"A bit different than killing the normal way...but not unenjoyable"

He moves on to the next, standing before the male. This one was more self aware, opening his eyes. Magnus puts a finger to his lips, shushing him as he activates [Hypnosis], using that to enforce the command to be quiet

"You know, a bit sooner and you might have been able to save your friend"

He allows the man to turn, seeing the corpse of their dead caster before his eyes. Despair overcomes him, changing his expression to one of sorrow

"Ah, you were close with that one. No matter, you'll be with her again soon"

He drains the man dry and notes how he had accepted his fate without much resistance

"Probably better he didn't fight much, would have been trouble"

He turns to the last man, locking eyes with him. The man lunges back before Magnus can use [Hypnosis]

"Y-you...monster"
"That I am, what of it?"

The man looks around, seeing his weapon laying a distance away. Magnus follows his gaze, uncertain that he could beat the last adventurer there

"I wouldn't try it"
"You have a point, but if I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die fighting"
"Respectable, if a bit foolish"

The man takes off and Magnus raises his hand, casting [Eldritch Blast] as well as something else. Bullets of mana manifest themselves, shooting forward at the man, hitting him in his joints as he falls to the ground, the bolts of lightning only cementing his fate as he lies there

"I might not have a lot of power, but I can certainly know how to use what I have"

Internally he breathes a sigh of relief as he walks towards the man, seeing him bleeding from the new holes in his limbs

"You put up more of a fight than the other two, so I applaud you for that"
"...did I ever have a chance?"
"Honestly? Yeah, if you had attacked me outright I think you could've won, more so if you had managed to grab your weapon. Now then...Sleep"

[Hypnosis] takes effect and the man closes his eyes. Magnus drains him dry and swipes his hand. As his screens appear, he looks over his new progress

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You have killed three low ranked adventurers. + 400Exp

You have leveled up

For reaching your first level up, 14 stat points have been granted
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Name: Magnus Blackwood
Level: 1 - 3 Exp: 150/200
Title: []
Race: [Vampire]

Class: [Warlock] Level: 3/35 | Exp: 150/200

Hp: 160/160 Hp Regen: 2 per minute (+2 per minute)
Mp: 400/400 Mp Regen: 16 per minute

Str: 10 - 16
Vit: 10 - 16
Mag: 10 - 16
Spd: 10 - 16
Wis: 10 - 16
Def: 10 - 16
Res: 10 - 16

Status Points: 29 - 15
Perk Points: 0

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You have gained skills from your [Warlock] Class:

[Acid Splash] - Active - 100Mp
- A basic spell that lobs a ball of acid at a target
- Attack Power: Mag * 2
- Damage per minute: Mag

[Frostbite] - Active - 75Mp
- A basic spell that covers a target with numbing frost
- Attack Power: Mag * 2

[Ray of Sickness] - Active - 200Mp
- A ray of sickly green energy lashes out at a target
- This spell deals double damage against [Holy] or [Angelic] beings
- Attack Power: Mag * 2
- Damage per minute: Mag

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...Spell Desired: [Mana Bullet]...
...Checking against class...
...Checking against spell list...
...Spell acquired...

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[Mana Bullet] - Active - 25Mp
- A projectile made of pure Mana
- Attack Power: Mag
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"Nice, now we're making headway"

He looks to the corpses, and something pressing occurs to him

"Do I need to get rid of the bodies?"

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If you plan on staying in the area then I'd recommend it. Otherwise, they're just a casualty of their occupation
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He weighed the options, the forest was pretty large from what he saw, making it a particularly good place to hide in

"Fine...guess its time to see if I actually know how to make fire"

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He sits cross-legged, the three bodies in a pile of sticks and leaves before him. He is furiously rubbing a sharpened stick against another. When it finally creates some smoke, he smiles, leaning down and blowing on it softly until it turns to a small flame. He places it on the pile, and watches as it starts to spread.

He goes through their belongings as they burn, using [Observe] on the items that seem like they could be useful, though nothing was worth taking but their clothing and what appeared to be a few trinkets

"Least they had some decent tastes"

His new attire consisted of black pants and boots, a white shirt, and a black cloak

"Now then, lets see about a cave or something for me to stay in"

He tosses the clothes, sleeping bags, as well as whatever was left into his inventory as he walks

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That was scarily efficient. [Gamer's Mind] didn't even need to stop very much. What exactly were you in the past?
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He gains a small grin as he puts his hand against his chin in thought

"Honestly, your guess is as good as mine. Damn useful that this doesn't bother me though"

He looks to the sky, a stray thought crossing his mind

"Am I ever gonna learn what universe I'm in?"

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I'd say so, reasonably certain that it'll happen soon actually
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"Oh? One question more, this world is overpowered isn't it?"

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Depending on your perspective. Humans max out at level 15 on average, level 35 in unique circumstances. Most other races don't go past Level 50. There are stronger beings, but the levels for them don't go past 100
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"So if I can get past 50, I'll be okay?"

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Relatively. Don't piss off any of the higher races or unique descendants and yeah, you should be set
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Magnus stops, having come upon a cave, the area was well concealed, trees went as far as the eye could see. He walked inside, noting the dryness of the cave walls and ground. It was actually a rather deep cave, going back at least 30 meters

"Seems like a good a place to rest as any"

He lays out one of the sleeping bags and sits down on top of it, relaxing as he thinks

"How do I evolve my race? It didn't really say how that was possible"

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Racial Quest: Like a real vampire
- Becoming a True Vampire is no easy task, normally taking years to accomplish
- By draining the energy of others, you add to your own

Objectives:
Drink and drain the blood of 100 people: 3/100

Rewards:
[Race Change: True Vampire], [?]
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You have slept in a sleeping bag
Your Hp and Mp have been restored
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"Is it night?"

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More humans entered the forest. Set up camp about a half hour from here, in the opposite direction of the ones from yesterday
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"Alright. Lets go see if we can get me to level 5"

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Adventurer 1-3
Level: 15
Hp: 150/150
Description: Part of an average ranked adventurer group just passing through

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Adventurer 4-5
Level: 10
Hp: 150/150
Mp: 375/375
Description: Casters that are part of an average ranked adventurer group just passing through
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"This poses a problem, not a difficult one...just one requiring a bit more...finesse"

He looked through his inventory, opening the screens for each of the items until he stops at something surprising

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The group of five adventurers are sitting in front of a campfire, one of the casters looks back at the forest. She shrugs, looking back to the fire and likely attributing the feeling to native wildlife. The only clue they had that something was wrong, was the brief flash of light, and they knew no more

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"Explosion!"

The ring on his finger glowed brightly as a blood red magic circle appeared, shooting a reddish orange ball forward. A moment later, it exploded, leaving a crater where there was once a campsite. Magnus looked down, the ring in his hand disintegrating into nothing as he smirked

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[Magicbound Ring: Explosion]

- A damaged ring imbued with the magic spell: [Explosion]
- This ring was a powerful family heirloom, but it's previous user was completely unaware of it's power
- After 1 use, it will turn to ash

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You have defeated 5 adventurers. + 1500Exp
You have leveled up

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Name: Magnus Blackwood
Level: 3 - 7 Exp: 100/700
Title: []
Race: [Vampire]

Class: [Warlock] Level: 7/35 | Exp: 100/700

Hp: 240/240 Hp Regen: 2 per minute (+2 per minute)
Mp: 875/875 Mp Regen: 35 per minute

Str: 16 - 24
Vit: 16 - 24
Mag: 16 - 24 - 35
Spd: 16 - 24
Wis: 16 - 24 - 35
Def: 16 - 24
Res: 16 - 24 - 35

Status Points: 35 - 2
Perk Points: 0 - 1

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You have gained skills:

[Thaumaturgy] - Active - 25Mp
- Manifest a minor wonder to demonstrate your supernatural abilities
- Option 1: You can cause flames to flicker, brighten, dim, or change color for 1 minute
- Option 2: You can cause a crack of thunder, the cry of a raven, or ominous whispers for 1 minute
- Option 3: An unlocked door flies open or slams shut
- Option 4: You can change the color of your eyes for 1 minute

[Hellish Rebuke] - Active - 300Mp
- A spell that causes hellfire to momentarily engulf a target
- This spell deals double damage against [Holy] or [Angelic] beings
- Attack Power: Mag * 3

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You have begun your journey among the Seven Deadly Sins. Choose your first Sin:
[Lust] - Hint: Charm enemy
[Gluttony] - Hint: Damage absorption
[Avarice] - Hint: Freeze enemy
[Sloth] - Hint: Damage increase
[Wrath] - Hint: Make enemies go berserk
[Envy] - Hint: Lower enemy stats
[Pride] - Hint: Increase stats
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He looked over the options, curious as to how this would increase his powers. The hints certainly gave him an idea on how they would work, nothing specific, but enough to entice him to make his first choice

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[Avarice] - Active

- A skill of the Seven Deadly Sins that can be used 2 times a day
- This skill prevents all foes from attacking
- Duration: 2 minutes
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"Damn...this would have been very useful 20 minutes ago"

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Quest Complete: A Gamer's Guide to Beginning The Game
- As a gamer, you grow at a fast rate, but at low levels you could be killed quickly

Objectives:
Reach Level 5: [X]
Rewards:
[ID Create], [ID Escape], [1 Random Item]

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[ID Create] - Active
- A skill used by a majority of Gamers
- This skill can be used 1 time a day
- This skill is used to create Instant Dungeons

Available:
[Clerics], [Angels]

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[ID Escape] - Active
- A skill used by a majority of Gamers
- This skill is used to escape Instant Dungeons

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Random Item Gained: [Nameless Book of Spells]

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[Nameless Book of Spells]
- A tome filled with the knowledge of all magic, self updating as new spells are created
- Any spell in its pages may be cast by the user, if currently possible, and permanently learned by them, if currently possible
- Possessing this World Item will make you immune to other World Items

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A thick book filled with pages manifests in his hand. He opens it, seeing a spell on either page, as well as an index

"A World Item, least I'm certain it's Overlord now...just wish I knew more than the basics" He says, flipping through the pages


...Spell Modifiers...
...Tier Magic...
...Wild Magic...


"Oh yeah, this is gonna be good" He repeats, a feral smile crossing his features


And there you have it, the first chapter of a new story

Yes, the abilities in [The Seven Deadly Sins] are extremely overpowered, but Magnus won't overly rely on them. Not to say he won't be overpowered in other ways

Yes, I gave him a World Item, but I rolled from a list of overlord items, starting with rarity, and that led me to this. I was rather shocked myself, but it works with what comes later

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