I am a God, But I Accidentally Summoned Myself into My Own World as a Human Being!
The pale light of this world's two moons illuminated my window, casting shadows which continue to fuel my late night fantasy.
In this quiet solitude, the sound of crickets rung around the room like a faint melody
and I began to think that the bed was no longer cozy as it used to be
as I twist and turn, recalling today's tragedy.
The Greater Dragon roared as it continued to lash its body around.
“Captain! There’s a huge number of Goblins and Orcs at the southern walls!
“Then prioritize the evacuation of the citizens on the southern part of the city! Move, move!” Head Knight Grayson ran around barking orders at his men. The Greater Dragon is currently holding on to one of the Guard Towers like there’s no tomorrow. But I do not pay attention to it as I have more pressing matters to attend to.
Time to check on the device.
I clambered up the walls to the highest part of the castle. The climb was slow and tedious. As I placed each foot, I can hear the Head Knight and his men struggling to restrain the raging lizard below.
I could have just used a teleportation spell, but if it were that easy then the demons would have done it already.
“Just a bit further- ugh.“
It was foolish for me to completely overestimate this scrawny frame. Its limbs were quaking like an outstretched rubber band each time I ascend.
Another foolish thought, my previous all-powerful god self would consider, entered my mind; that perhaps, having anti-magic arrays around the tower was a horrible idea after all.
But I brushed the thought away and wiped the accumulating dirt and sweat on my hand onto my shirt, then gritted my teeth as I made every effort to continue my climb to the top.
“Finally-!“ I opened my mouth wide and inhaled deeply, yet it felt like I was still not breathing enough. At last, I am at the entrance at the tower's peak.
By entrance, I meant the window. Glass shards littered the floor as I trudged towards the device.
A levitating cube that is no bigger than a stone tablet glowed at the center of the room. Tiny cracks can be seen at its surface.
“Gee, it seems you need a little maintenance.”I have had an otherworlder talk about this curiosity before with me: "Why doesn’t the demon lord kill the hero while they’re still weak after the summoning ritual?"
Good question. Or better yet, why not just destroy the kingdom before they even summon a hero in the first place?
The Level Restriction device
Upon activation, releases a field that engulfs the entire continent of Nevia.
Not a direct barrier. Weakens demons that enter its range.
Weakening effect gets stronger with closer proximity to the capital of Sol.
“A bit more tinkering here and there...“
The barrier only affects demons though, which explains the massive orc and goblin army outside. The device also requires maintenance every now and then, or fractures like these ones will appear overtime and render the device useless. Maintenance normally would be simple and easy to do, that is if I was not in this frail human vessel right now.
“...and you’re all set!”
The device seemed to be running smoothly once more. Just in time for the floor to shake thanks to a hot-tempered lizard that is bent on obliterating it to hell.
The walls and ceiling of the tower vibrated. Peering out the window, the southern part of the city was covered in smoke. I saw a tiny Head Knight rushing back and forth, desperately attempting to block the tumbling castle parts from crashing into the city below.
You nincompoop, I advised you to find the ones behind the dragon!
I am not in the mood to exhaust myself to descend. As such, I shall wait for my mana to recover. In the meantime, I plan to clarify what this scrambling Head Knight needs to do.
“Telepathy. Greetings, Mr. Head Knight. Am I audible on your end?”
“Al, is that you?”
Who else would it be other than me?
“You have not found it yet?”
“I don’t see any crystals or magic circles on the dragon!”
I took a deep breath and exhaled. I did it loudly on purpose so the Head Knight could hear and realize my disappointment in his current situation.
Oh, how difficult is it to heed my instructions? I even granted you the easy part of the plan.
“I meant that you should look for it in the city. I can assure that the culprit who is controlling the Greater Dragon is here in the city.”
“You should have said that earlier! Also, how am I hearing your voice?!”
“Telepathy, my dear. But you would not understand.”
Almost no one in this world knows this spell.
“Tele- what now?”
I cut the line. The walls were not going to hold much longer. My mana also seems to have been replenished.
Time to drop down and beat some sense into this overgrown lizard.
Birds frolicked in air while singing songs of aggressive courting and avian politics.
I cannot even get some quiet in my solitude. I turned around and grabbed pillows to cover my ears.
Several tiny birds lined the balcony outside my room. The chirping got louder as if to mock me, forcing my sleep-deprived eyes to open wide in an instant.
I rang the bell. A few moments later, one of the doors creaked open.
“Y-you’ve called, master?”
"M-my name is Iris."
"Ah- yes, Iris, I need your service.” I pointed out to the balcony. “See those birds over there Make sure they don’t come back.”
“Y-yes, right away, master!”
Iris walked over to the balcony. She was the woman who was present inside my room as well as the person who broke the glass cup in my table a couple of hours ago. She works here as one of the castle maids. Iris looks a bit shorter than me, with shoulder-length raven black hair and fair skin.
“Alright, birds. S-shoo!” Iris waved at the tiny birds, who aren’t fazed in the slightest bit. Her personality is a little timid, she’s shy, and lacks some common sense. At least that is my first impression of her.
“G-go away, birds!”
How charming. Getting flustered over some nocturnal birds. If this goes on, I will have to get up from my bed. But I refuse. I have to place my trust in her.
“Iris, see that rod beside the wardrobe? Use it.”
“Okay!” She took the metal rod on the floor, marched towards the birds- and gently poked them.
“At least try to put a little more force with that.”
Seems like the birds have had enough poking for tonight. They fly off into the night sky.
Finally, no more chirping. Now, where were we?
The dragon kept on smashing at the wall. I nodded in salute to the Mr. Castle for holding up with it until now, then jumped down.
“You are too loud. Silence!”
The noises stopped. Even the deafening roar of the dragon could no longer be heard. It glanced up at me in confusion.
Looks like I have successfully garnered its attention. “Levitate, Gravity Well.”
Gravity surrounding my body disappeared and I stopped falling. I was effortlessly floating in mid-air. On the other hand, the area around the dragon felt a tremendous pressure, like an invisible force pushing it towards the core of the world.
All that was left is to get a hold of arrows. I glided over the demolished guard towers. The Greater Dragon shrieked as it squirmed desperately below the intense force of gravity.
“Levitate, Duplicate, Enlargement!”
The leftover ballistae arrows I gathered glowed in succession and grew in size and number. I placed them a few meters on top of the Greater Dragon.
Alright, pitiful lizard. Time to bite the dust. “Levitate: Cancel, Triple Gravity Well!”
The arrows dropped at breakneck speeds. The dragon was helpless as the first of the falling projectiles pierced its scales and wings.
However, my innate mana well dried up before the rest of the arrows can hit it.
The Greater Dragon's roar sounded like a thunderous applause.
“Not good!” I stumbled down on top of the dragon. It was definitely enraged. I barely managed to dodge as it swiped its back with its tail, attempting to remove the foreign rider and the impaled arrows.
As I falter to the ground below, the dragon glowed red hot again. The hot air burned the surrounding area. It was indeed a sign for me to skedaddle. I have no business being fried.
“And then what happened?”
Iris looked at me eagerly, sitting on a chair near the balcony. Crap, was I talking out loud?
“I unleashed a couple more spells forcing it to retreat.”
“Didn’t you say you ran out of mana?”
That is indeed true. I half-expected it to rush at me, yet it unexpectedly drew its attention towards the city and flew away.
But that is not the point. Why is this maid still here?
“Iris, why are you still staying here in my bedchamber?”
She gets flustered again.
“U-um, you told me to make sure the birds don’t come back.” She tightened her grip the metal rod in her hands.
Fine, she has a point.
Iris was probably around my human body’s age, no, might even be younger. She was very well gifted at such an age to be able to keep up with the constant repair and upkeep of the castle. I am quite sure she has received a lot of confessions throughout her life too, for she was quite a silent beauty.
“Thank you for helping protect the kingdom.” Iris muttered.
I looked at her and smiled. I really appreciate the gratitude, but I wish for this body to rest soon.
“Do not mind it. It was not even that difficult to do so.”
She shook her head. “That’s not what I mean. You had no reason to protect a place you’ve been in for less than a few days. Yet you went as far as to risk your life for it. For us.”
Oh, why, you are mistaken, my fair maid.
If the Level Restriction Device breaks, it shall spell the end of me. The demons would make short work of everyone. I would rather not go back to the Heaven Realm as a holy spirit.
“Lord Aelius, heed our call.”
Hm? Who is calling my name?
“Our Lord, we need your help!”
A man dressed in white robes walked into a room. He carried around with him such a sophisticated aura, almost as if there was actually a literal bright aura emanating from his whole outline.
Oh, I realized. That man is me.
“Aelius! Your people are calling your name again!” A woman also came into the room. She wore the same white robes as the man. Together, their presence was enough to make my dream-self squint.
The man reached out to a holographic list. “Relax, Amaris. I am already on it.”
Amaris looked at a device displaying a holographic 3D map of the Nevia continent. She scrolled around the map with her delicate fingers, zooming in and out.
The human kingdoms and settlements are highlighted in blue. Around the borders of the image are numerous red dots- the demon army.
“Sheesh, can we at least rain a couple of meteors on the demon camp?”
“Do not make myself repeat again, Amaris. It is against the rules for us to interfere directly with the matters of this world.”
Amaris twirled around the room.
“Can you be still for a moment?”
“I am bored, dear Aelius. I already summoned my hero a few days ago and he is taking forever to train~”
Aelius scrutinized a name on the list. Yatsumi Matsunaga.
“This one has a good affinity with Light Magic.”
Amaris scooted over. She tapped the name on the list. “Ohh, she would make a good partner to my hero!”
Indeed it would have been so. The demon lord that spawned this time is of the darkness element. A Saintess and a Holy Knight were perfect for the task. Since Amaris already summoned a candidate for the Holy Knight role, it was my job to summon one for the Saintess role.
“What are you waiting for? Check her details out already!” Amaris fiddled with the holo-device.
A holographic screen appeared, showing a woman walking home from her office.
“She is in her thirties, a dead-end job, and well-versed in Japanese light novels, manga, and anime. Perfect!”
“She is about to get run over by a truck in her attempt to save a kid. Very well, I shall proceed to the summoning hall.”
Aelius walked out the room. Amaris stayed behind and continued tampering with the holo-device. I followed myself.
Aelius entered a hall supported by multiple pillars. At the center of the glistening floor was a massive magic circle glowing in different colors. Runes shifted every second. There was nothing else in the room except for him and a few floating white clouds that act as a misty ambience around the room.
“Alright, Aelius. Recall the crucial incantations.”
The magic circle's glowing intensified. Bright white and gold light filled the room for a split second and then suddenly, a girl in her teenage dream years suddenly stood before him.
“Wha-what’s going on?!”
Aelius raised his hands. “Greetings, otherworlder. My name is Aelius. You have just died.”
The girl touched her face. She glanced at her hands and tried to move it.
“I-I’m young again! Wait! Died?! Is this heaven? Why are you glowing?”
“Being confused with the current situation is valid and understandable, Yatsumi. To start off, this is-“
“How do you know my name?!”
A feeling of irritation. I very well knew such a feeling.
“Listen to me first, otherworlder. You have died in your world. But fear not, for you have been chosen to be a hero thanks to your brave actions-”
“Oh, Oh, right. That kid! Is he alright?”
“He is fine now, thanks to you.”
Impatience built up on Aelius’s face. His features were starting to become dark, unfit for a heavenly god. The girl kept checking out her body.
“Let us make this quick, girl. You have been isekai’ed. A term that is all too familiar in your world. And yes, it is similar to the scenarios in your manga-”
“Oh, then a demon lord?”
“Do I get some sort of cheat skill?”
“That is also correct.”
“Wow!” She stood up and looked around.
“So, you’re some kind of god?”
“Indeed. But I advise you to postpone your queries for later, for you are about to be sent to the Kingdom of Sol in the Nevia continent. My people are under attack by the demons. Your mission is to defeat the demon lord and save my people. Upon completion, I will grant you any wish you desire.”
She fiddled with her hair, “Any wish?”
“Yes, anything you desire.”
Aelius opened a screen in the walls of the hall. The Kingdom of Sol can be seen from a bird’s eye view. Yatsumi stared at it intently.
“For your Unique Ski-”
Yatsumi raised her hand. “Question: are you a good god or a bad one?”
Aelius brows furrowed. “What do you mean?”
“I’ve read this scenario before; you might be one of those gods that don’t actually really care about their people or the people they isekai’ed.”
“I do not understand.”
She stared at Aelius with a blank expression. “Why don’t you save your people yourself?”
“There are rules forbidding me to-”
“No, you’re a God, aren’t you? Rules shouldn’t be an issue for you omnipotent beings.”
“Quite right, I am omnipotent.”
“Then do something about this yourself!”
“Hearken, young lady. I am telling you; even gods have restrictions binding them.”
The girl mumbled, “So much for your omnipotency.”
“It is not like I can just invoke myself into my own world.”
“Why don’t you give it a try then?”
I do not know what asinine idea went inside my head at the time which lead me to agree to the provocation of a mortal easily.
“Very well. Come see for yourself.”
Aelius stood on the glowing magic circle.
“Stand over there outside the circle.”
“Okay. Wow, you’re really going to do it.”
“After this, you shall have no more questions, alright?”
Aelius activated the circle. It hummed to life and glowed fiercely in various colors. Then the magic circle stopped glowing. Yatsumi stood agape.
“Woah, you really are saying the truth!”
“Of course, I am. Now let us-”
The magic circle suddenly glowed brighter than ever. I almost thought I would have gone blind thereafter.
Then I woke up.