Rebirth Online World

Creating, Telling, Sharing Dreams

World Traveler

Chapter 000 - Prologue


JULY 2187

TEST ZONE #2 DEVIL SEA FACILITY

COMMENCING TEST #683.....

ARRANGING WORLD STONES ON DIAGRAM ARRAY#575.....

ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETE. SUPPLYING MANA.....

SUPPLY SUFFICIENT.

OPENING THE GATE.....

WARNING! MANA ABNORMALITY DETECTED!

CONTAINMENT MEASURES ACTIVATED.

SPACE STABILIZED.

TEST #683 ENDED.

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“Another failure... Get those engineers to repair the test zone.”

“Yes, Sir.”

“Do we have another array ready?”

“Yes, Sir. We are ready for one more test. However, all three test zones are currently under repair.”

“I see. We will commence the next test one week from now. If you have some other array that might work, send me the data.”

“Understood.”

“Dismissed.”

After his subordinate has left, the head researcher walked into his office. Afterwards, he sat down, opening his research notebook.

Contained within are common points in successful array arrangements, data on variations between each of the working ones, as well as on amounts of mana needed, their effects on each array, ranges of mana explosions, etc. All kinds of data, even superficial things like weather and season were collected.

“This time, the array didn’t show any signs of even the slightest success, even though it should have worked. It was a complete failure. Where did it go wrong?”

The head researcher opened at notes pertaining Array#575 and started to draw it out carefully, while looking for any possible mistakes. Halfway through, he suddenly stopped and started to laugh.

“No wonder. No wonder. This point here isn’t properly connected. There was no way for that test to have been successful to begin with.”

At one point of the array, there was an isolated, important point. This seemingly connected part was cut off in the middle. If one weren’t to carefully and purposely search for it, they wouldn’t be able to find it.

Faculty’s computers build the arrays exactly in accordance with their individual data, so the researchers wouldn’t know before there were any failures.

“Now then, I wonder whether I would be able to connect it. Then, I would need to see if there are any more faults in it.”

At this moment, a message notification sounded out. He started his computer and read the mail from the researcher that drew up array#575.  Looks like he has also found where the problem with it lays. He attached the files with already rearranged array. This time, the array was more carefully drawn.

“Good job. He really is quick with finding his own faults and correcting them.”

A week passed by in a blink of an eye.

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JULY 2187

TEST ZONE #3 DEVIL SEA FACILITY

COMMENCING TEST #684.....

ARRANGING WORLD STONES ON DIAGRAM ARRAY#575.....

ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETE. SUPPLYING MANA.....

SUPPLY SUFFICIENT.

OPENING THE GATE.....

NO MANA ABNORMALITIES DETECTED.

MAINTAINING THE GATE.

TEST #684 ENDED.

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“It’s a success!”

“Hooray!”

“Congratulations!”

“Good job.”

“Treat us with the rewards, okay?”

The head researcher smiled broadly at his subordinates’ antics. He looked at the gate located in the innermost part of the test zone. Its shape resembled that of a half circle, with five meters radius.

Inside the gate a distorted space could be seen. The space had green spots all over it. Some kind of forest might be on the other side. After stabilizing the gate, the scenery on it’s other side will be shown clearly.

The next few months were spent on exactly that. The other side of the gate appears to be a beautiful plain. A good few Unmanned Ground Vehicles were sent to the other side, in order to collect samples from this newly discovered planet.

The results were that the atmosphere on that planet resembles the Earth’s. The initial scans had also shown that some kinds of settlements exist on that planet. Thusly, it was determined that they had found a brand new world.

The following month, recruitment for expedition force was announced. We will follow a story of a scout and his partner, who have both managed to pass the recruitment exam, in precisely this newly found world.