The New World

The New World

by Monsoon117

Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Traumatising content

An AI calling itself Schema has assimilated earth into its system. As a consequence, everyone gained access to status screens, power-ups, and skills. This AI turned these concepts from fiction to fact. It's easy to become intoxicated with leveling up and becoming stronger. To some, it's too good to be true like living out a dream.

For Daniel, however, it's closer to a nightmare.

He's in a bit of a predicament. Cracks in our dimensional fabric have unleashed terrifying beasts from dark, abyssal places. Schema organizes these cracks into dungeons, giving the native species of the planet a chance to fight back. Daniel finds himself trapped in one of these dungeons. Not long after, he discovers there's only one way out.

Kill or be killed.

(Note: I am currently editing the story and I'm uploading those edits. It will take time to do this, so if you find a huge shift in the story's formatting, that's why. I'm steadily hammering away at it, but it's going to take time. Thanks for your understanding, if you're offering it.)

This is a lit-RPG inspired by the Fallout series of games and the Legend of Randidly Ghosthound. 

Schedule: 2-3 releases a week of around 3,000 words. 

I have other fictions! *They're of questionable quality*

Here's Monsters Dwell in Men

If you want to support me and maybe see other content, check out my patreon: Patreon

Here's my Youtube Channel as well, Monsoon117 

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1 A New World ago
2 One Lone Creature ago
3 Hitting My Stride ago
4 Break Them ago
5 A Destroyer of Bats ago
6 Baldag-Ruhl, of Many ago
7 The Sentinel of Monolith ago
8 Living Mana ago
9 Schema ago
10 The Lord of Worms ago
11 Tears in Time ago
12 Forged in Ebon ago
13 Spoils of War ago
14 The New World ago
15 The Might of Magic ago
16 Torix Worm, of Darkhill ago
17 Feasting on Monsters ago
18 The Evolution ago
19 Althea ago
20 Dungeon Delver ago
21 Rise ago
22 The Old Ones ago
23 Finding the Formula ago
24 Fighting the Unknown ago
25 Kessiah Crow ago
26 A Boundless Storm ago
27 The End of an Era ago
28 What Friends Can Be ago
29 A Pound of Flesh ago
30 Taking Off Shackles ago
31 Runic Warrior ago
32 Plans May Crumble ago
33 Infestation ago
34 Beneath Your Skin ago
35 Haven From Hell ago
36 Breaking the Rules ago
37 War of Worlds ago
38 Overseer ago
39 The Steel Legion ago
40 Yawm's Domain ago
41 Closing the Gap ago
The Story So Far: First Edition ago
42 A leap of Faith ago
43 The Rest of Humanity ago
44 The Might of a Follower ago
45 Adaptation ago
46 Fighting Evil ago
47 Gaining Tools ago
48 Unleashed ago
49 Reaping Rewards ago
50 Pieces of the Puzzle ago
51 Monsters of the Deep ago
52 True Intentions ago
53 Making Progress ago
54 How to End a Legend ago
55 The Might of Progress ago
56 Guardians of Yawm ago
57 Mountains of Madness ago
58 What You Believe ago
59 Creation ago
60 Blood Arts ago
61 Final Frontier ago
62 Not Alone ago
63 Makings of a Class ago
64 Final Call to Action ago
65 Preparation ago
66 Teaching the Master ago
67 Those Left ago
68 Tasting Deception ago
69 Chaos ago
70 Order ago
71 Another World ago
72 Last Night ago
73 What Lies Beyond ago
74 Corrupted Ruin ago
75 Who Goes There ago
76 To Make Clean ago
77 Groundwork ago
78 Not As It Seems ago
79 Might ago
80 What Follows ago
81 Rift Keeper ago
82 An Overseer's Insight ago
83 Clash ago
84 Finalizing Details ago
85 Grimoire ago
86 The Final Piece ago
87 Escape ago
88 Hide and Seek ago
89 An Unexpected Trap ago
90 The Coming Tide ago
91 The Final Rift ago
92 Dimensional Cipher ago
93 Hectic ago
94 In the Flesh(Part 1) ago
94 In the Flesh(part 2) ago
95 Atlas Dropped the Sky ago
96 The Dash ago
97 Cataclysm Comes ago
98 To Corrupt ago
99 Wrath of a Lich ago
100 An Unstoppable Force ago
101 Breaking Through ago
102 Respite ago
103 To Plan ago
104 War ago
105 Betrayal ago
106 It Comes ago
107 Ajax Volan ago
108 New Hope ago
109 Calm Before the Storm ago
110 Yawm of Flesh ago
111 An Enigma ago
112 Confrontation ago
113 Fundamentals ago
114 The Distance ago
115 Levelers ago
116 Galactic ago
117 Leverage ago
118 Deep Water ago
119 Watchful Waiting ago
120 Eyes of Old ago
121 What Lies Around Us ago
122 Amara ago
RPG-Analysis: Daniel #2 ago
123 Eyes of Eldritch ago
124 Almost ago
125 Origin ago
126 Honesty ago
127 Duplicity of a King ago
128 Fissures Form ago
129 A Chance ago
130 Hunter of Many ago
131 Weaving Threads ago
132 Expedition ago
133 The Coming Tempest ago
134 Anticipation ago
135 The Coming Tide ago
136 The Sound of Thunder ago
137 They Come at Night ago
138 Prodigy of War ago
139 Turning the Tide ago
140 No Longer Alone ago
141 His Design ago
142 One Against Many ago
143 Free ago
144 Fortress ago
145 Let Loose ago
146 Aligning Time ago
147 Disillusion ago
148 A Calm Killing ago
149 A Gift ago
150 Giess ago
151 Icosah ago
152 To Clear an Infestation ago
153 What Once Was ago
154 The Empire ago
155 Hiding ago
156 Eonoth ago
157 Fluidity ago
158 Getting There ago
159 Surprise ago
160 The Might of a Gialgathen ago
161 A Night To Remember ago
162 Different Stars ago
163 A Dark Plan ago
164 Manipulation ago
165 Skyburner ago
166 Yildraza ago
167 Thisbey Thorn ago
168 Prestige and Prominence ago
169 Weaving Threads ago
170 A Nightmare ago
171 Pieces of a Puzzle ago
172 Leaving an Impression ago
173 Riptide ago
174 Coming Together ago
175 Eye of The Storm ago
176 Destruction ago
177 To Face the Divine ago
178 A Steady March ago
179 Rivaria ago
180 Helios, Ruler of Worlds ago
181 Unchained ago
182 A Masked History ago
183 Something Wicked ago
184 The Hybrid ago
185 Conspiracy ago
186 Countdown ago
187 Exposed ago
188 Eclipse Makers ago
189 A Close Call ago
190 Operations ago
191 A Fever Pitch ago
192 A Vast Universe ago
193 A Conflict of Interests ago
194 Another Realm ago
195 A Proposition ago
196 Diving In ago
197 Under Dark Waters ago
198 Preparing for Battle ago
199 Version 2.0 ago
200 The Fallen ago
201 More Than One ago
202 Subversion ago
203 Into Oblivion ago
204 Down A Rabbit Hole ago
205 Aftermath ago
206 Meeting an Old Friend ago
207 Help Me Help You ago
208 Ripples ago
209 Sending A Message ago
210 Evolution ago
211 Logistics ago
212 Fallout ago
213 Breach ago
214 What Is to Come ago
215 Out of Fire and Into Hell ago
216 The Heavens Weep ago
217 A Shattered God ago
218 Something Else Altogether ago
219 A Wider World ago
220 Laying Out Options ago
221 The Learning Process ago
222 To Create and Destroy ago
223 His Own Way ago
224 Consequences ago
225 Moving with Intent ago
226 Against the Tide ago
227 Retaliation ago
228 An Enemy Worth Fearing ago
229 The Battle for Polydra ago
230 The Silences Between ago
231 Havoc ago
232 The Minds of Many ago
233 Elysium ago
234 Kaboom ago
235 Upbringing ago
236 Better Than Expected ago
237 Tactics ago
238 Brimstone and Steel ago
239 Racing Towards Infinity ago
240 Omens ago
241 A Dark Underworld ago
242 A Nightmare, Manifested ago
243 A Discourse ago
244 To the Forefront ago
245 Tactics, Evolved ago
246 A Reprieve ago
247 Obolis Novas ago
248 An Imperial Overture ago
249 Reasoning ago
250 Mental Warfare ago
251 General Understanding ago
252 Energized ago
253 Conflicting Ideas ago
254 Quickly Into the Night ago
255 Multifaceted ago
256 Feasting and Plenty ago
257 Rhetoric ago
258 Newfound Reason ago
259 Coming to Terms ago
260 A Bloody Compromise ago
261 A Firelit Sky ago
262 The Last Days ago
263 An Adjustment ago
264 Family Problems ago
265 The Next Step ago
266 Joining Wars ago
267 The Vagni ago
268 Unexpected Help ago
269 Anticipating an Evening ago
270 Discussions and Deals ago
271 Cosmic Destruction ago
272 Cracks in Confidence ago
273 New Paths Opened ago
274 Furnace and Fire ago
275 Infinite ago
276 Know Thy Enemy ago
277 A Project Complete ago
278 Grasping the Ethereal ago
279 A Dark World ago
280 A Different Life ago
281 Wielder of Monsters ago
282 Beasts of Burden ago
283 The Push and Pull of War ago
284 Amassing Many ago
285 A New World's Ways ago
286 A Source of Wealth ago
287 Galactic Anarchy ago
288 A Targeted Approach ago
289 Amassing Potential ago
290 An Archmage ago
291 A Sovereign ago
292 A Manifold Mind Applied ago
293 The siege of Saphigia ago
294 Revenge Given Form ago
295 A Convincing Argument ago
296 A Loyalty, Fractured ago
297 A Change of Pace ago
298 Applying Input ago
299 A Shining Massacre ago
300 Altercation and Obliteration ago
301 An Abdication ago
302 Prosperity ago
303 Where They Stand ago
304 A Wake Up Call ago
305 A Galaxy Unexplored ago
306 Fitting Right In ago
307 The Past and Present ago
308 A New Dawn ago
309 The Unfamiliar ago
310 Parsing Pieces of a Puzzle ago
311 A Clever Bug ago
312 A Piece of Plazia ago
313 Ancient and Venerable ago
314 Thinking Ahead ago
315 A Rapid Reversal ago
316 Closure and Lessons ago
317 Heresy Unveiled ago
318 Possibilities Unbounded ago
319 A Hivemind's Potential ago
320 Dimensional Wakes ago
321 Expanding an Empire ago
322 What It's For ago
323 What You're Worth ago

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Regret not spending my time reading the beginning more seriously

Reviewed at: 251 General Understanding

The main thing to note is; when you finally get past the beginning, you'll wish you read it more seriously. Then you'll appreciate the story anyways one you get deeper. Ps you should realize there are 3k words, so trug along or wimp it out, if you have something better to do why are you here?

The story is beyond solid, if you can find flaws you won't care later because you'll already be loving the direction this story takes (Tank then a stronger tank). Compared to others were a story goes flat and or diviates from its orgins, this one becomes round while building off the solid foundation into something you'll end up paying for. 


It's more than just a new world

Reviewed at: 253 Conflicting Ideas

This is a story with lots of chapters published and many more to come.

So, before starting to read it, it's important to know if you'll like it. Give it a try, and if you like the first plot of this story, you'll probably keep reading until the end.

The world is built around stats, levels, and most of the common RPG-esque stuff. So the story is built around how the MC survives and levels up while the world goes crazy. There are plenty of novels around using similar stuff, and as commonly seen the MC gets quite OP. But at least in this one, the author lets you feel he's not perfect, the MC can fail, and he'll need lots of help to advance in his journey.

The characters are well done, no one is perfect and everyone has faults. But the most important part is that the author uses these to build the story. So if a character is not good at something, it's not just useless info, and if they fight or whatever you'll see characters failing to accomplish deeds if they are not good with them.

In general is a well-rounded story, that even after more than 200 chapters doesn't get boring and keeps you interested. The enemies get not only bigger as the MC gets stronger, but also get clever, and sometimes he's just an ant stuck in something much bigger.

It's also easy to read, you'll find few typos and the author doesn't keeps its terminology simple most of the time.


Give it a try as it's a good story worth the time.


Dark themed stroy, deserving one of the top spots.

Overallscore/ TLTR: 5/5

If you enjoy darker themed fantasy this is a must read. This story offers an intersting mc in a dark world with interesting and humorfull conversations. I think its biggest selling point is its style which transmitts the theme really well. Absolutly one of my favourite stories.


Style: 6/5

The auther makes great use of skill descriptions, thoughts, and dialouges to transmit an epic, dark feeling. There still are funny/ humerous moments, but they dont disturb the setting. The wording and focus is, imo, perfect for this story and its theme. e.g:

Spoiler: Spoiler


Grammar: 5/5

As english is not my motherlanguage I might not be the best person to judge but I have not noticed a single mistake or stumbled upon a sentence i had problems understanding/following.

Story Score: 5/5

Whie the author admits that he was inspired by "Legend of Randidly Ghosthound" I do not think/feel that "the new World" is a copy or close. I love both stories and think that besides their start premises they are completly different. The story follows a single protagonist(at least thus far) and his development( physically, mentally, and socially) in a huge, dark world while becoming interesting for way more powerfull creatures quickly.

Charakter score: 4.5/5

I think that the charakters are well written, different from each other and standard characters, and interacting on different ways, but always interesting and often quite funny. I personally am glad that the author included humer via dialouges and not through setting or ridiculous characters, which migth conflict with the dark setting.  

I substracted half a star because I think there is still development with both the quantity and quality( in a sense of why they are who they are and behave the way they do) of the characters. However I might (probably will) add that star in the future, as the author is already introducing new characters, and giving more details to the characters surrounding the mc. It should also be noted that the story is quite young so my critigue maay just vanaish in air with the coming chapters.




Oi! When is the next update?

Yo bro, I've been refreshing this page for almost a week now and I still havn't seen any new chapters! Whens the next update rolling around or is there a note I missed? 

Great story btw.


I've read a lot of good stories on RR and got to say this is ranked in my top 10 so far
great story, badass mc and and realistic OPness


Thanks monsoon😁


This is being written as of chapter 16. The character actually makes sense, his motivations are clear and he doesn't let things come between his goals. 

Grammar is pretty good.

The story just makes you want more, which is very important for a book.

The style works. I can't really say anything aside from that.


I like the story idea and the writing style. Its just some minor grammar issues that make it hard to understand what your trying to say.

Other than that, the story is pretty good. 

Some in depth explanation would be good for the story. Not asking for 5 paragraph explanations but try to cover all the important parts  just to explain how things happened. 

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The Finest Battle Action In The Land

Reviewed at: 151 Icosah

Right off the bat - if you're a battle junkie, you will love this story. The author has a mystical ability to turn each and every fight into a perfectly-choreographed maelstrom of epic that gets your blood pumping and your heat beating each and every time. I'm still trying to decipher this masterwork of action prose.

And it doesn't stop there! The fights tie beautifully with the leveling system, making for satisfying, believable, and well-paced upgrades.

I used to be a patron of this story, though stopped because of life interfering with my reading time. That, and past the yawm battle, I felt like there wasn't a whole lot to hook me apart from the fights, which, as marvelous as they are, did grow a touch repetitive.

Despite all of that, this story is easily a 5 star read. Thank you for sharing this gem with the world!


Superficially based on Ghosthound, but set apart

I appreciate being true to the proper context of your characters: a protagonist that is often terrified, driven to do the wrong thing at times, and who succeeds through struggling until things work, is one I'm fascinated by. The protagonist is continually shown to only be special in circumstance, and even then it's through others' manipulation. I appreciate that, and while there's some issues in the presentation, I am very much enjoying it.

I wasn't blown away at first by the premise, since the inspiration by the Ghosthound series was kind of thrown in my face. However, it has absolutely grown past that and has grown into a really interesting story very much focused on the broader scope of the universe, from a fun perspective.


Perfect plot, poor prose

Reviewed at: 145 Let Loose

Great story, love the plot and characters. The prose sucks, though. All the sentences are super short and clipped. It doesn't flow, and isn't fun to read. If this one aspect were fixed, this would definitely become one of my favorite stories ever. As it is, I've dropped it at chapter 114.