In his ardent pursuit to unravel the mystery of the elf children and the relic which had been placed upon his keep, Douken, Tribal Grappler Beastman traveled to Theta Server, this time following the string of rumors of the rat beastman. There he met and partied with two others players: Vance the Blademaster and Artemis the Archer. Not long after they joined up did the three of them stumbled upon the notorious Rat avatar, Tazu, whom was distraught with some sort of grief.
As it turned out, Douken's relic proved to be just what Tazu had been looking for. After stealing it, he revealed the item to his master, Aether, a magician who proved to be much more than what met the eye! With the help of the ancient relic, Aether raised Fort Ouph from the depths of Dol Dona along its outskirts and founded New Fort Ouph. The entire party, along with Tazu and Aether, immediately set off for the floating city.
However, upon arriving, they were unexpectedly welcomed by an unknown entity who called himself Soreth. Upon his arrival, the party suddenly found themselves fighting for their lives, which lead to an incredible show of high level magics and beastly transformations. Even with the help of Aether the party was pressed for survival against that one being, but ultimately, after some teamwork surprised the Mountain Spirit, they managed to subdue Soreth. Everything went awry when at the last moment, an ally of Soreth appeared and stole Tazu away, giving Soreth the time eeded to regain consciousness and leave as well.
The party's spirits seemed even further crushed by the fact that the blademaster Vance had been struck a fatal blow that was slowly killing him. But Aether saved Vance after imbuing him with a peculiar soul. Vance suddenly gained the tittle of Reborn God!
After the events at New Fort Ouph, Aether explained that as Tazu had been taken before they finished the ritual, Aether was bound to the floating city to prevent it from crashing back into Dol Dona.