Agartha had changed drastically enough that death and taxes were no longer the reliable anchors that they’d once been.
In my mind, there were now two new absolute’s in this world. I came up with them as I stood in line with the materials and trophies from my first hunt.
First off, Bureaucrats were just like cockroaches, present in any time and place, in some form or the other.
Second, anything that was worth a damn, was worth making a chart. At least that’s what I thought and society seemed to have agreed.
|Level Range||Descriptor||Capability Level|
|999+||N/A||Astral Class: Incalculable.|
|801-999||(Pseudo)-Immortal||World Class: Direct Reality Distortion.|
|701-800||Saint||High Level Sovereignty: Strength of Ten Nations.|
|601-700||Legendary||Mid Level Sovereignty: Strength of a Nation.|
|501-600||Master||Low Level Sovereignty: Strength of Ten Armies.|
|401-500||True Expert||Dominion Growth: Strength of an Army|
|301-400||True Elite||Dominion Generation: Strength of Tens of Thousands|
|201-300||Named Expert||High Level Anomalous: Strength of Thousands.|
|101-200||Named Elite||Mid Level Anomalous: Strength of Hundreds.|
|71-100||Gifted||Low Level Anomalous: Strength of one Hundred.|
|51-70||Apex||Peak Human Level: Strength of Fifty.|
|11-50||Skilled||Human Level: Strength of Ten.|
|1-10||Ordinary||Average: Strength of One.|
After looking at the chart, that hung up on the board at the hunter depot, and having the archive confirm that there are identical charts hanging on the walls of other guilds, in the martial sects and mage’s colleges, I found myself feeling, slightly unsatisfied.
On the one hand it was good that humanity had it together enough to build a standard that everyone agreed on.
On the other hand, it was a standard that I and countless other abnormals in this world, could scarcely be said to fit.