Vladimir D. Svoboda. The hailed, but troubled genius from the planet Earth. The first person who made teleportation reality. The Rotshields, a mysterious family that ruled from the shadows, couldn't leave it just like that and wanted it for themselves. Needless to say, the operation went terribly wrong. After that our hero, Vlad, finds himself in an extremely hostile metallic city, Koul'E. The capital of steampunk orcs, devilish wizards (quite literally) and enslaved goblins. Decadency, greed and brutality rules in their society; even gods steer clear from them. Odds stacked against him, cancer slowly eating him from the inside, he will raze his way through the impossible situation and beings that vastly outclass him. However, he is not completely without friends and alone. An unlikely being decides to help him even though they went through a rocky start. They form a bond that will shake the whole city, and maybe the world. Magic, technology and all other esoteric powers are just a stretch of an arm away. LitRPG, lemons probably later. Editor, cover creator and overall great person: Blanc Chapters around 2.2K words long. Crosspost with RoyalRoad Start will be dark. A lot. But it will get better.