Chapter 12:

Worm Chapter 7: Morph Worm

Worm


Worm Chapter 7

Morph Worm

I have no ears but I know he said something… what did he say?

[“Avenge… Leia…*dies*.”]

…The end?

[“Yeah.”]

Well, I finished avenging him already, right? So, I guess his last wish was already completed before he died?

[“His last wish is to get revenge on a monster who only followed its instincts? Somehow I find that unusual…”]

Anyway, enough of that… it’s time for me to evolve!

[“Can’t you give him a proper burial first? Dissolve his body first. It will come as excess EXP before evolving anyway. It’ll be added up to your EXP after you evolve, similar to the excess EXP you got even after reaching level 50 after battling the 300 ants.”]

Okay, fine…

I dissolved Soldier X713 quickly as a burial like Pane told me to.

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[Human] has been dissolved.
-Health has been recovered.
-Mana has been recovered.
-EXP has been gained.
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…Hey, is it okay to evolve now?

[“Go ahead.”]

At last! It’s time for me to evolve!

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Evolution Options
[General Worm]
[Horizon Worm]
[Morph Worm]
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Do I really need to see all the evolutions other than morph worm? I mean, I’m probably going to choose that since it was unlocked.

[“You won’t lose anything, just look at them.”]

Fine…

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[General Worm]: A worm that has the ability to summon and control other worms of a lesser evolution level.

Racial Skills: <Worm Army>

Example: <Worm Army> is used to create an army of worms that can be commanded by the user’s will.
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[Sky Worm]: A worm that has gained the ability to fly and use breath attacks.

Racial Skills: <Worm Breath>

Example: Using <Worm Breath> to produce high acidity liquid that can be made by <Phase Change: Liquid> and <Phase Change: Gas> or shoot out a spike created by <Phase Change: Solid>
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Both of them are actually decent…

If I become a [Worm General], I’ll be able to get myself a worm army. I’ll be able to spread them throughout the world and have them kill a lot of beings so I can level up easily.

[Sky Worm] enables me to fly and make breath attacks! That seems a lot like a dragon actually… A wyrm, probably?

Lastly, [Morph Worm].

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[Morph Worm]: A worm that has the ability to change into anything for as long as the user has wills it.

Racial Skills: <Morph>

Example: Using <Morph> to make a dragon head and use <Dragon Breath>.
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Wait, seriously? I can morph into dragons and stuff!?

[“Looks like it… and looks like you’ll be able to use their skills as well…”]

The best choice is obvious, I’ll go [Morph Worm].

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[Morph Worm] has been chosen to be the superseding race.
-Being will be in a stasis state during evolution process.
-Being will be in full recovered status after evolution process.
-Evolution time is set to 5 seconds due to ‡Marquis of Sloth‡.
-Level will not reset after evolving due to ‡Marquis of Sloth‡.

Evolve to [Morph Worm]?

Confirmation: [Yes][No]
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It’s another night again! Come to think about it, I don’t need sleep like other beings… but I like to be in stasis when I’m evolving…

[Yes], Goodnight Pane!

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Evolution Update: The superseding evolution, [Morph Worm] does not have a base form. Please choose a base form before Evolving.

Notice: Base form can be change using the [Morph Worm]’s racial skill.
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But I just said goodnight!

A panel with the names of the monsters I killed or dissolved appeared in front of me.

Hmmm, a base form, huh…

Wait, does that mean I’ll finally be able to see!?

[“Seems like it.”]

At last! I’ll be able to see what things look like, even though I already know how they look like inside my head for some reason!

Okay… now what race to choose from? Should I choose manticore?

[“It’s obviously human… you don’t want to be hunted down all the time when you go out of this dungeon. Trust me, humanoids are a lot more dangerous than monsters.”]

Guess you have a point… I’ll choose [Human] then.

I clicked on it…

Well then, goodnight!

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‡Sloth‡: Before proceeding to ‡Duke of Sloth‡ a being must have a gender first.
Choose your gender: [Male]|[Female]
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Stopped again? When will I evolve!?

…I need a gender? Why? Because of the evolution?

[“It's for the title. It says right there.”]

I see… fine, I’ll pick a gender…

Hey, Pane… what gender would you like me to have?

[“Choose a gender that is more convenient.”]

Okay, I’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of each gender based on my knowledge with no source…

Each specie has different physical strength depending on gender… and there’s magical strength as well… so evaluating genders based on strength and usefulness is useless.

…What other things to consider between the two…

Based on my knowledge with no source…

Females have menstruation…

Females give birth…

Menstruation and birth sounds painful!

I’ll become a Male!

I lost consciousness…

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Being Update: Gender has been set to [Male].

Race Update: Official race has been changed from [Greater Phase Worm] to [Morph Worm].

Title Update: ‡Marquis of Sloth‡ has changed to ‡Duke of Sloth‡.

Evolution Level Update: Evolution Level has risen. Current Level: 6.

Panel Intelligence Level Update: Panel Intelligence Level has risen due to acquiring the ‡Duke of Sloth‡ title. Current level: 7.

Racial Ability Update: <Morph> has been acquired due to the change in race.

Excess EXP from before evolution has been acquired.

Level Update: Level has risen by 1. Current Level: 51

Racial Ability Update: <Morph Lv. 1> has upgraded 2 times to <Morph Lv. 3>
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‡Sloth’s Eve‡ has been materialized.
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“Hey.”

Hmm? Did I really evolve? I still see nothing…

Oh? Is this what it feels like to hear! It feels really weird…

“No, you need to open your eyes.”

Oh, I need to open my eyes to see! I need to raise my eyelids…

I slowly moved the muscles on what seems to be my eye sockets.

Upon opening, I can see other colors than nothingness.

I know the colors because of my knowledge, but I can really see other things aside from nothingness!

I can see the blue shine on this giant cave that was previously the base of the ant king.

So, this is what it feels like to see!

Wow, this is amazing! I’ve been missing out on a lot!

“Glad you like it.”

I’ve been hearing this voice since a while ago… Pane?

I don’t hear the voice in my head, but on my ears.

Why is that?

I moved my head… I can move my body parts even when not using ⌠Telekinetic Movement⌡! This is what you call natural muscle movement!

Well, I could move them before… but it just felt really stupid moving my body even though I had the skill.

I moved my head to look at the source of the sound.

“Hey.”

A human female? Is that you, Pane!?

“Correct.”

I only have the knowledge inside my head so I’ll only describe her as what I see.

Pane is a beautiful female in human standards.

She has long waist length black hair that goes down on her back and over her shoulders over her large beautifully sized breasts. Her eyes have black irises on them. She has sparkling white skin. Her body is slim but curvy. She has black markings which can be called a tattoo on her left buttocks up to her left hip. She also has a tattoo on her upper left arm.

Her expression is that of a bored person who looks like she’s too lazy to even breathe… but she’s beautiful, so it’s forgiven.

“…Ah, “it” stood up as you were describing me in your head.”

…I’m a male human now. Of course, it would do that as a natural reaction... So, you can still hear what’s inside my head.

“Actually, why don’t you talk? It’s pretty simple… even I can do it.”

…Talking with my mouth…

“Shoukay, khat zavout shess?”(Okay, what about this?)

“I have absolutely no idea what you’re saying… you’ll get better as you speak.”

“Shome chu shink habout hit, Vhag thu hail ook lyke?”(Come to think about it, what do I look like?)

“Good think I am inside your head so I know what your talking about… why don’t you just look at your reflection on that crystal over there.

I looked at my reflection on the crystal.

“That look reminds me of Soldier X713.”

“Gid ay worph info gim?” (Did I morph into him?)

“You just look similar, there’s a lot of difference. You also look less human than him.”

“I luke ryzz human?”(I look less human ?)

“No, you look like human. You just have this inhuman feel on your eyes… Not a handsome or pretty human though. Just a common looking one… too bad.”

“Hey, it’s not like I chose this look.”

“Good, you can talk properly now. Your human looks will probably improve as your evolution level ranks up.”

“This is unfair, why do you look good? Anyway, cover your body. My knowledge tells me “this” won’t come down unless you cover your body.”

“…Say, based on my knowledge, human reproduction feels good… should we try it?”

“…Won’t you get pregnant?”

“Don’t worry, I can use ⌠Reform⌡ to block it on the inside.”

“You can use ⌠Reform⌡?”

Pane changed her arm into a giant blade.

“Can you use my other skills?

“…I’ll show you both of our status panels.”

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Name: Worm
Being Category: [Monster]
Race: [Morph Worm]
Racial Classification: [Formless]
Title: ‡Duke of Sloth‡
Evolution Level: 6
Panel Intelligence Level: 7

Statistics
Level: 51
EXP: 13%
Health: 1751
Spirit: 1684
Strength: 1739
Agility: 1708
Magic: 1712

Racial Abilities
⌠Reform⌡|⌠Telekinetic Movement⌡|⌠Worm Slime Dissolution⌡|⌠Split Body⌡| ⌠Phase Change⌡| <Morph Lv. 3>

Skills
⌠Dualism⌡|⌠Regeneration Mastery⌡

Special Skills
{Mind Activation}|{Inventory}|{Telepathic Communication}
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Not much changed in mine…

What about Pane?

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Name: Pane
Being Category: [Formless]
Race: [Formless]
Racial Classification: [Formless]
Title: ‡Sloth’s Eve‡

Racial Abilities
⌠Reform⌡

Skills
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“You don’t have a level and such?”

“My stats mirror your stats, it’s just not shown. As for my body I have perfect control over it. Actually, my body aren’t that of a human, but some kind of unique unexplainable material that I can change the properties and such at will. It’s like a shadow of some sort. If you look into my insides, you can see a human… but if you stab me, shadow will come out and will reform back to its previous form after seconds.”

“You can change the properties at will? shouldn’t that be a racial skill?”

“That’s because it was in-built your race. It’s similar to how humans don’t get a “<Walking>” skill because it’s learned naturally.”

“I see… why is your [Race], and [Being Category], [Formless]? Isn’t that a [Race Classification]?”

“I don’t know…”

“So, there are things you don’t know… oh well. Now for the usual routine, let’s look at the title.”

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‡Duke of Sloth‡
-Increase EXP gained by 50%+(Level*1%)+(Evolution/Class Level*10%).
-Increase skill level up rate by 50%+(Level*1%)+(Evolution/Class Level*10%).
-Increase skill acquiring rate by 50%+(Level*1%)+(Evolution/Class Level*10%).
-Grants {Mind Activation}.
-Grants {Inventory}.
-Grants {Telepathic Communication}.
-Earning EXP increases Skill Proficiency.
-Earning Skill Proficiency increases EXP.
-Level reset when evolving or class advancement has been removed.
-Upon evolution or class advancement, the world average of the statistics of the superseding race will be applied. If conversion of statistics from previous race or class to the superseding race or class is above the world average, the conversion is done instead of applying the world average.
-All evolution process lasts 5 seconds.
-Increase Panel Intelligence Level.
-Materialization of Sloth’s Adam/Eve.
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“The only thing added is your materialization. Wait, what about your knowledge?”

“Got nothing new.”

“As expected… you reaaaally got nothing new, right? Just say it already!”

“Trust me, I got nothing.”

This woman…

“Fine, now let’s look at the new skill…

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<Morph>: Ability of the being to morph into any shape and morph into other beings to use their skills and racial abilities.
-Speed of morphing depends on level.
-Quality of the forms morphed into depends on level.
-Activation command in changing base form: <Morph: Shapeshift>
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It was expected from the information I got from the evolution.

With this, I’ll finally be able to get some skills. All I’ve been getting are racial abilities. Time to learn skills!

“Wait.”

I felt something soft on my back. My heartbeat rose and my face turned hot.

“Before you do that, let’s try reproduction with our new bodies.”

It was Pane pressing her chest towards my back.

“This feeling… humans are lucky to feel it all the time.”

“I also have this feeling of wanting to do human reproduction… why don’t we try it? Morph part of your body into a bed and separate it. I have this feeling it will be more comfortable.”

“…Okay.”

For my first activity as a human, I experienced one of the greatest pleasures a human can experience.

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Author's Note:
There are some "mature" content here(there's also something like it in the previous chapter), but I think in their situation, that would be the first thing they would feel like doing upon receiving a human body with the information in their head. In a way it's more like curiosity than having a dirty mind and/or following human instincts.

As for choosing the gender part, I'm very very sorry if I offended some of the readers.

When Pane speaks with her mouth, it would be with "" like usual. If she speaks directly to the consciousness of Worm, it'll still be [""].

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