The Wandering Inn

by pirateaba

Original ONGOING Adventure Fantasy Female Lead LitRPG Magic Multiple Lead Characters Portal Fantasy / Isekai
Warning This fiction contains:
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An inn is a place to rest, a place to talk and share stories, or a place to find adventures, a starting ground for quests and legends.

In this world, at least. To Erin Solstice, an inn seems like a medieval relic from the past. But here she is, running from Goblins and trying to survive in a world full of monsters and magic. She’d be more excited about all of this if everything wasn’t trying to kill her.

But an inn is what she found, and so that’s what she becomes. An innkeeper who serves drinks to heroes and monsters–

Actually, mostly monsters. But it’s a living, right?

This is the story of the Wandering Inn.

 

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Nanook4219
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The royalroadl equivalent of "Avatar: The Last Airbender"

Seriously though. The best work I've seen on this site so far. 

Celinor
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A veritable fairy tale

In my opinion, there is one key difference between a good story and a great one once it reaches a certain quality :

(Once the grammar is nearly faultless and the author matures his own style, the story contains flavorful characters, a great worldbuilding, humor and many other still important aspects)

the emotions which the story succeeds in arousing in the reader.   

Overseer by Solista is the only other fiction on RR coming to my mind approximately managing to pull it off, but The Wandering Inn does it clearly. With a poetry to it that gives the story its uniqueness.

To the point that this story is my favorite on RR and I consider each new chapter a real treat that I can't stop grinning when I see it posted.

An absolute must read !

Ashok
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The Wandering Inn has a very slow paced exploration of the world and that's what gives it so much room to develop super loveable characters. The characters are all so fun to follow and it's amazing how the author keeps your interest in a huuuuge world despite the spotlight mostly being on one small inn.

LexLancer
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best story on this site.

It took me a very long time to start reading this story, probably because the title didn't catch my eye, yet this story and author are completely marvelous. The characters are amazing this is without a doubt the best story on this site.

bolo1
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The writer does an excellent job of making good characters and emotional chapters. With excellent use of certain effects to enhance key moments. The fact that the hive based insect species has some of the most emotional and interesting chapters should be a good indication of how skilled the author is.

arkcos
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Favorite web serial of all time

My favorite story on RRL. Amazing writing, amazing plot, amazing story.  All of the side stories mesh well with the overall world, and add that much more flavor to the story as a whole.  This book is a work of art.

Maenorg
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I began reading on RRL because of another Story and soon hit the newest chapter. Searching for other good stories to pass the time until the next chapter I found The Wandering Inn.

At first it is a bit hard to read, not yet accustomed to the character/s, everything is a bit absurd and the struggles just keep on. But the novel as a whole just keeps getting better and better.

pirateaba has a great way of telling this story. Bringing up everydayproblems, the characters thoughts and personalities, describing what goes on without giving away too much information so that the story becomes predictable, but revealing enough to keep you interested. The chapters are usually about one person or place and are long enough to have a good fulfilling read, yet leaves you thirsting for more.

The story is like a tree, it is so branched up, you get introduced to new plotlines and characters all the time, wondering how they fit in to this great overall picture, but pirateaba always finds a great way, just leaving you "why didn't I think of that?". It is enjoyable to experience all these characters and lives, their problems and solutions.

As a non-native speaker I can't say much about the grammar, but right now I can't recall any chapter where I had any trouble reading.

The characters are what gives this story it's flair. as someone who reads the authors notes I can understand why. pirateaba struggles to write some characters, wondering what they would do, think, say in certain situations, but always lets those characters be themselves. Sometimes when a new character gets introduced, or a side character comes into focus, I'm a bit sad because I wanted to read more about my favourite, but usually two chapters are enough to form a tight relationship to this character. They are so well constructed, so well thought of and cared about, they differ so much from most other characters and everyone got his/her/it's own struggles and personalities. You won't find a Mary Sue in this story, as noone here is made by blueprint.

 

Overall: I love this story. I love the characters and the styles. The last chapters were so well written, so clearly formed with loving hand that I felt the magic and wanted to believe. The Wandering Inn is no longer something I read to feel entertained while waiting for other stories to move on, it became one reason I love reading again.

Thank you, pirateaba.

pldl
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The characters feel like they exist in a world with moving parts far larger than they are. Been reading this close to the very beginning, and realized I haven't yet rated it on this site. 

It's excellent, and I can't really think of any flaws.

ronrironin
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There is so much WI it is hard to narrow it down to a single field or even review. The further you get into the chapters the more it sucks you in, branching into more and more characters until you realize you aren't reading a story anymore, you're reading a world. And like a world, it isn't linear or neat or always what you want.

My favorite love of this work is also why I have conflicting emotions about it: the characters. Sometimes, pirateaba will meander away from Erin and introduce a new and wonderful character I like even more than the plucky innkeeper. Then the next chapter follows some annoyance (like a certain skeleton) and I'm waiting weeks just to get a chapter I WANT to read. Grr. I also don't care for Ryoka half the time either.

But! But, the mastercrafting of it all is such a delight to read, even if you don't care for the rather slow burn of an innkeeper, the prose alone will keep anyone entertained.

mordreth
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So good I had to make an account

This is one of those stories that is just too good to be on this site.  If not for the genre being what it is, I could see this being professionally published.  I enjoyed it so much, I had to make an account on royalroad and then make a patreon account to support the author.

 

The main characters are complex and have depth.  They aren't overpowered superheroes, although they do have plot armor, but you should expect that in most novels aside from George R. R. Martin's.

The setting is well built and fleshed out pretty well.  The author has created an independent fantasy world while also integrating some elements of common mythology.  Plenty of details are added to keep things interesting, but at the same time, you're not being overwhelmed.  Pirateaba found that sweet middle ground that so many others struggle with. 

 

Keep up the great work and thank you for writing this wonderful story.