What Is It Like To Be Eternal? (Completed)

by CorpseDead

Original COMPLETED Adventure Fantasy Psychological Romance Female Lead Grimdark High Fantasy Magic Male Lead Martial Arts Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Reincarnation Slice of Life Strong Lead Supernatural Xianxia
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content

Actual Word Count: 683 925 Words and 2487 pages.

Under edition. Chapter 36-44 must be edited. Read the red text below to learn more.

Synopsis:

Have you ever thought about what is it like to be Eternal? What does being Eternal even mean? Maybe I can show you what it is that you are desiring. What lies at the center of the universe, when you reach the peak of strength and power? Can love reach that place too, or do you lose your feelings the stronger you get?

How long can you travel and hold onto yourself, before feeling that you are starting to fall apart, losing your mind to your strength? How long is your road? Your feelings? What's going to win over you? The Darkness and the Hate? The Love and the Light? Or maybe none? Follow me as I show you my colorful yet gray path to eternity.


My Discord server: https://discord.gg/XMSzDPH

Special thanks to my editors. Azorath1234 (70-99th chapter), BlackStarLine and Kaentyr from the 100th chapter.


Cornerstones:
9th Chapter - Bonding Through the Night
38th Chapter - The Way of Cultivation is a Way of Life
54th Chapter - The Universe Is Ever Changing and Evolving
69th Chapter - Beyond the bond [Inheritance]
83rd Chapter - What I call Art!
88th Chapter - What Does It Take To Kill?
93rd Chapter - Chasing Rainbows [Loop?]
108th Chapter - The Fall of a Creator?
109th Chapter - A Family [Descendant]
119th Chapter - What Is It Like To Be Eternal?

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EDIT: The novel is in rework. The original and the new ones are completely different. Where you see [Edited] it means that I'm done with editing the STORY! Whereas where you don't see it, it's in the old style. For now, I'm editing only the style. Once I'm done with every chapter, I'll run through it once again and correct possible grammatical mistakes. The style will be edited until the 45th chapter.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
ForeWord [Edited] ago
Prologue - Some thoughts~ [Edit] ago
Chapter 1 - Birth (First Level) [Edited] ago
Chapter 2 - Our first bloody battle [Edited] ago
Info 1.1 - Powers, Life, Ascension etc. [Edited] ago
Chapter 3 - Getting a boyfriend [Edited] ago
Chapter 4 - Unexpected Welcoming (Second Level) [Edited] ago
Chapter 5 - (Hidden title, it's at the bottom) [Edited] ago
Chapter 6 - Shao family's hospitality [Edited] ago
Chapter 7 - History of Droney [Edited] ago
Chapter 8 - Crafting [Edited] ago
Chapter 9 - Bonding through the night (Contains 18+) [Edited] ago
Chapter 10 - Aftermath [Edited] ago
Chapter 11 - The other side of one and half a year [Edited] ago
Chapter 12 - Melancholic thoughts [Edited] ago
Chapter 13 - Can you believe? [Edited] ago
Chapter 13.5 - Bestial love (18+) [Edited] ago
Chapter 14 - Traveling to another sector [Edited] ago
Chapter 15 - Dungeon Diving [Edited] ago
Chapter 16 - Moving downward [Edited] ago
Chapter 17 - What is beyond the end? [Edited] ago
Chapter 17.5 - Being rewarded by a beauty (18+) [Edited] ago
Chapter 18 - Treasures and the Domain Space Realm (Third Level) [Edited] ago
Chapter 19 - The power of a dragon! [Edited] ago
Chapter 20 - The Guild and intelligent food [Edited] ago
Info 1.2. - Strength, Abilities, Domain, Characters, Enchantments, Runes... [Edited] ago
Chapter 21 - Assassination and collection [Edited] ago
Chapter 22 - Acquiring materials and building [Edited] ago
Chapter 23 - Chasing [Edited] ago
Chapter 24 - What is the Solution? [Edited] ago
Chapter 24.5 - Honeymoon (18+) [Edited] ago
Chapter 25 - Calm before the storm? (Part one) [Edited] ago
Chapter 26 - Calm before the storm? (Part 2) [Edited] ago
Chapter 27 - What is it like to be Over Powered? [Edited] ago
Chapter 28 - Knocking on the door [Edited] ago
Chapter 29 - Miss Alice the Dragon Teacher [Edited] ago
Chapter 30 - Morburn[Edited] ago
Chapter 31 - Ravel [Edited] ago
Info 1.3 + Added time counting! ago
Chapter 32 - We went the wrong way [Edited] ago
Chapter 33 - A broken dream[Edited] ago
Chapter 34 - Vertshadow [Edited] ago
Chapter 35 - Ascension (Fourth level) [Edited] ago
Chapter 36 - Getting new weapons! ago
Chapter 36.5 Side Dish 4.0 (18+) Renewed style with minor changes. ago
Chapter 37 - Silverleaf School (Time of opness :D) ago
Chapter 38 - The way of cultivation is a way of life! ago
Chapter 39 - Score System and fighting in the arena! ago
Chapter 40 - Hunting for scores and being famous? ago
Chapter 41 - Becoming Faction Leaders ago
Chapter 42 - Overgrowing faction and a lot of patting ago
Chapter 43 - A new journey ago
Chapter 44 - The Maze ago
Chapter 45 - Evil plan (Start of new style, with more living conversations...) ago
Chapter 46 - Pay with your life ago
Chapter 46.5 - Side Dish 5.0 (Satisfying our lust) (18+) ago
Chapter 47 - A Strange Egg ago
Chapter 48 - Completing Quests ago
Chapter 49 - The Beginning of the championship ago
Chapter 50 - Getting Bored ago
Chapter 51 - Releasing our feelings ago
Chapter 52 - Hosting an auction... or what ago
Chapter 53 - Meeting once again ago
Chapter 54 - The Universe Is Ever Changing And Evolving ago
Chapter 55 - Naked Heart ago
Chapter 56 - A gaping dark pit! ago
Chapter 57 - Seeing something... rare! ago
Chapter 58 - Creating our own world! (Fifth level) ago
Chapter 58.5 - I was caught in action (18+) ago
Chapter 59 - Changing Travel ago
Chapter 60 - A new sector!? We must check it out! ago
Chapter 61 - Finding symbiotic pieces of equipment! ago
Chapter 62 - Legendary Symbiont! ago
Chapter 63 - Visiting the Abyss! ago
Chapter 64 - The Fall ago
Chapter 65 - Finding and visiting the Earth! ago
Chapter 66 - News and the start of our school life? ago
Chapter 67 - Chasing the monsters ago
Chapter 68 - The Abyss Panther is hatching ago
Chapter 69 - Beyond the Bond [Inheritance] ago
Chapter 70 - The Anchor among the Universes ago
Chapter 70.1 - What Is It Like To Find Your Other Half? ago
Chapter 70.5 - Under the Blanket (18+) ago
Chapter 71 - The age of gods has returned ago
Chapter 72 - Return and spreading belief ago
Chapter 72.1 - Getting Together ago
Chapter 73 - The Dark Flow ago
Chapter 74 - When Your Heart Stops Beating (Contains 18+) ago
Chapter 75 - Soul Eater ago
Chapter 76 - Reunion and Chocolate for the Dragon ago
Chapter 76.5 - Deflowering the Masochist Narihi (18+) ago
Chapter 77 - The Wrath of True Divine Beasts ago
Chapter 78 - The Earthlings' Game ago
Chapter 79 - Champion and Adventure ago
Chapter 79.1 - What's happening to our World?! ago
Chapter 80 - The Blood River ago
Chapter 81 - Dead Men Tell No Tales ago
Chapter 82 - Standstill Break ago
Chapter 83 - True Strength ago
Chapter 84 - The Law of Belief ago
Chapter 85 - Conspiracy ago
Chapter 85.5 - Pouring Chocolate on a Naked Apron (18+) ago
Chapter 86 - Blood is Our Bond ago
Chapter 87 - Surprise ago
Chapter 88 - What Does It Take To Kill? ago
Chapter 89 - A side effect of Soul Eater? ago
Chapter 90 - Primo ago
Chapter 91 - The Truth Behind Gaia ago
Important before reading the next chapter! ago
Chapter 92 - An RPG world? A legendary creature? ago
Chapter 93 - Chasing Rainbows [Loop?] ago
Chapter 94 - Ordeal ago
Chapter 95 - Crazy Lust or Despair? ago
Chapter 96 - Can you make your dreams come true? ago
Chapter 96.5 - On the Beach (18+) ago
Chapter 97 - Our World is a Love Nest ago
Chapter 98 - Showing One's True Self ago
Chapter 99 - Finding Love ago
Chapter 100 - Love isn't found... It is born ago
Chapter 101 - A Trouble or A Blessing? ago
Chapter 101.5 - Bonding with Rose ago
Chapter 102 - The Foundation ago
Chapter 103 - Tides and Conceiving ago
Chapter 104 - The Second level of the Abyss ago
Chapter 105 - A Cure? ago
Chapter 106 - Birth ago
Chapter 106.5 - Procreation ago
Chapter 107 - First Steps ago
Chapter 108 - The Fall of a Creator? ago
Chapter 109 - A family [Descendant] ago
Chapter 110 - ~Princess Aurora~ ago
Chapter 111 - Dropping By ago
Chapter 112 - A Small Measure of Peace ago
Chapter 113 - The First of My Kind ago
Chapter 114 - Y-Young Masters *twitch* ago
Chapter 114.5 - Morningwood ago
Chapter 115 - Birthday ago
Chapter 116 - The Last Straw ago
Chapter 117 - Rolling Tumbleweed ago
Chapter 118 - Creators ago
Epilog - What Is It Like To Be Eternal? [Final Destination] + Afterword and Continuation ago
A side project (Link here) ago
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M3M0RY_Err0r
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I tend to give all five to balance the bad ones. It's not like it matters too much with so many ratings, but meh. I'd like to support the author. Otherwise, I'd say:

Style: 4.5; Story: 5; Grammar: 4; Character 5;

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The story starts out boringly. Not to me, but I'm sure that many of you would find it boring.

The style is also worse at the start, but it gets much better later on, in the latest chapter (above 65-70) and it keeps improving.

If you don't like OP Main Characters, then this isn't a novel for you. But if you like sentimentalism and monologs, you'll get by. I'm not saying that it is filled with it. Just at the right times and moments. The prolog is more like a self-introduction, with the author's ideals, which I liked. Afterward, the story seems like a generic XianXia at first sight. But boy, you are wrong. After the 54th chapter, (a nice plot twist) this changed a lot.

The novel is full of Romance, which is very sweet. If you don't like Romance, this again might not be for you. Why did I still give such high scores?

I like Romance, OP MC, I like the characters, and I like how this whole story unfolds. This is kind of like a life story, which is filled with adventure, love and (sex in the .5 chapters. Wink)

Everyone has their motivation and goal. The characters aren't two dimensional. There were tons of new things in the story, which I haven't seen before (mostly in the other half of the novel). Unlike in many XianXia or even other kind of novels, the main characters have a dream, which they work towards. There are a few tiny side story lines (which are good).

You will probably lack interaction in the first half, but you will be compensated for it in the other half. In my opinion, the side characters are terribly good. Either way, if you are looking for a long novel, with love and adventure as the main focus, then this is definitely a good one.

Even though the characters are over powered, they still have their own problems. It might seem a little stupid (if you are stupid), but it's fine. Knowing that they are much quicker at cultivation than others, much stronger than others, they feel the world a little unreal and lonely. The author also pointed this out numerous times. I could totally relate with that kind of problem if I was to be in their place.

There are a few errors (grammar), but nothing that would take away much from the enjoyment. Maybe this isn't true in the beginning, but it's not bad. If the author could edit every chapter to the quality he brings now, then I'd gladly say 4.5 or 5 on grammar.

I really love the current events. I mean, it is rare to see a couple turn into a family and leave their own legacy, have children and stuff.

The only reason I'm sad is that it is finished.

About the ending. Most novels have shitty or rushed endings. Some could find this a tiny bit rushed, but on my part, it was okay. The ending is great! It left me with a feeling of happiness and a strange mix of bittersweetness and sadness. I was left sitting in place, pondering. Being Eternal isn't all that funny, is it? The ending is satisfactory and makes you have a feeling as if: 'Yeah, this novel is completed.' Just like the Arcs, the novel too was well-rounded.

Thanks for this great read and keep up the great work in your second novel. I'll definitely follow. 

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P.S:. I meant Troll Author because he intentionally made the first half generic. (He said it himself)

 

azorath1234
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This is very good. Please keep up the good work.

This story really makes you feel that the main characters are superior, even when they are supposed to be weaker than those that they are fighting. If you're looking for something to read, and like over powered characters, then please check this out.

Dawn Sky
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Subpar/cringy story. Comes across unnaturally

Quite poorly written, with subpar grammar. I will assume the author/editor? are not native english speakers. Typical xiania story, quite a few clichés with a psychotic MC and very fast pacing.

Lackluster worldbuilding while new terms and ideas are thrown into the story without any warning to which the author leaves us with a 'if you don't understamd keep reading' or something a long those lines, most is related to the 'inherited memories' crutch which does not help the story at all.

Very little character development, and I found it almost impossible to like the MC. The romance is over the top and doesn't have any depth nor naturalness to it.

BloodSaint
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In all my years of reading different novels there was always something lacking or there was too much of it, and there are instances that will make me drop that novel.

But this novel to me has everything I need, not slow niether quick paced, just there in the middle.

If you're looking for OPness/comedy/romance, and all that cool shit that you want but never get then this is for you......*whisper* and Pervert-sans are welcome too xD

B4nd1t
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Story and character: The story starts just like any other cultivation + fantasy story, but after a few words, it changed my perception. It's an F-ing SciFan Cultivation story for god's sake! The chemistry between Alice and the MC is pretty stale, being soulmates and all, but it's still enjoyable to read. The smut flows pretty well too, story wise. The fight scenes are pretty repetitive, but it's still well done.

Grammar and style: The story has better grammar than most fics here, but has room for improvement. The style is fine as is.

 

(Btw, hail Karen and all that.)

Story Teller
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Its a good read that i enjoyed, and would read agein. The ending is, after my opinion, a bit to jumped. 

I look forward to what you wil make next. 

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DonxXx
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A marathon to the top with the intensity of a sprint

Just took me about 2 weeks to finish it and i loved every minute of it.


- main characters are chaotic neutral and technicaly 1 person.
- very good 18+ parts and very bloody battles.
- if you are under 18 or like the white knight mc you should find something else to read. For everbody else:"why are you still reading reviews? read the story!!! Now!!!"

DDclash
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Very good from the start to final.

Very good story that I suggest to read. Feel free to read it as per my suggestion. The best point about this story is how author can simply lay his thoughs about the world in this story, and even then, he just tries to show to us the world as he could see it. Very good piece of fantasy story with OP mc's. Maybe I am gave it a little more stars than I should have, but if you see other popular/completed works on RRL, you would see that it is a really good thing. 

BahriOztirak
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Best Read I've Had In a While

Ok, so I'm not the most eloquent of speakers so I'll keep this short. I haven't been able to enjoy a novel this much in years (especially a web novel). I can't  describe exactly what made me enjoy it so much but I felt the same as when I first started reading cultivation type stories.

My favourite part about this is simply the fact that none of the leads were abandoned or lag behind in the story. They are well and truly a duo throughout the story. I love that the MCs can be pure, innocent, deadly, cruel and so sweet at the same time. 

I also enjoy their friendships with other people and it's always funny to see how they interact with other people. We also see other characters develope and thrive other than the leads so that's a plus too. 

One thing that I would have really enjoyed seeing would have been them growing and getting stronger in the later levels as we don't really see them breakthrough after about the 7th level. This is by no means a deal breaker or a negative in my book but just something I think I would've enjoyed readind. Well I guess this is just me wanting to see more of the characters. 

So anyway I've babbled on enough. I'd like to thank CorpseDead for creating this treasure. Thank you and i will definitely be looking forward to your future endeavors. Keep up the good work sir.

Tanhalevi
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I admit it, I am mostly giving an extensive review in order to ask for the extra chapters :p.

I had already given a 5 star rating without explaining the reasons (after all the story has already ended), but let's do so.

 

Style:

An easy to read story with, surprise surprise, battles. What is usually a big malus of novels (understanding what is happening) is, fortunately, absent here leaving easy to read exchanges of moves.

I have to admit, however, that the +18 scenes are what make the difference. Captivating, even if at times a bit repetitive (but hey, isn't sex sometimes like that too?). They are, however, at the top of the  +18 chapters I read until now.

 

Story:

 

Interesting and with some fascinating twists.

World building is often made unneeded with the trick of changing planet a lot and universe building (?) is calm and programmed. New concepts are not forced and the plot armor is not at huge levels, even if the MCs are OP.

 

Grammar:

 

I gave 4/5 mostly because there are the typical errors born from being tired like using "does" instead of "is" at the start of some sentences or missing pronouns. 

Rarely there are some problens with "if" and the verb it follows.

 

Characters:

 

Was going to give a full 5 stars, but decided against it because of Hiro's treatment of not-virgins.

Was it the right place where to put in display my disagreement with a character's view of sexuality? No.

Is there a better place? Probably.

Do I care? Not really.

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TLDR: Great style, Great sex scenes.

Nice story, nothing forced.

Good grammar, not enough sleep sometimes.

Great characters, but Hiro fucks like a rabbit and still has time to slut-shame non-virgins (like 3 times in 62 chapters).

 

Read it, trust me.

 

 

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Just finished the novel.

Still kinds good, but the last 30 chapters feels kinda rushed and I felt put off by the way Homosexual are seen in the novel. 

Still worth, I think.