The Scourged Earth

by Mirrored

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Horror Sci-fi Cyberpunk Grimdark LitRPG Magic Male Lead
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content

 Derrick is no ones hero.  He is barely dealing with his mundane life when all of humanity is forced to confront the extraordinary. Overnight, all across the world, mysterious machines appear. They offer people the chance to purchase almost anything they can think of. Weapons, medicine and even super human abilities are offered, seemingly for free.

But following these machines, come the Scourges. The most dangerous creatures, diseases and machines that infest the universe. Ever growing and battling, these empires of horror and hunger will overhelm and devour the Earth and its inhabitants. Unless Derrick and humanity can stand against all the horrors that battle between the stars.

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My first Story, an attempt to turn the standard fantasy litrpg apocalypse into a Sci Fi. Trying for a slower build to power for the MC, so don't expect him to have cheat powers. I delight in helpful crticism so no holding back plz.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1.1 The World Changes ago
1.2 Hitting the Gym ago
1.3 Whet the Blades ago
Interlude: Gods and Monsters ago
1.4 Me and you in the Melee ago
1.5 Explosive Situation ago
1.6 Rest and Recuperation ago
1.7 Hunting Grounds ago
1.8 The Next Level ago
2.1 A New Day ago
2.2 A New Battlefield ago
2.3 Cakewalk ago
Interlude: Gods and Monsters II ago
2.4 Human Nature ago
2.5 Social Creatures ago
2.6 Moves ago
Interlude: Ghost Town ago
Just a Poll and some music suggestions. ago
2.7 Questions and Answers ago
2.8 Dark Gifts ago
2.9 Scavengers ago
2.10 Pull of Greed ago
2.11 Tyranny ago
3.1 Standing Out ago
3.2 Temptation and Meditation ago
3.3 Plots and Armor ago
Interlude: Hierarchies ago
3.4 Trust and Trials ago
3.5 Support ago
3.6 Confidence under Fire ago
3.7 Progress ago
3.8 Alien Rules I ago
Interlude: Subtle Beasts ago
3.9 Caught in the Fold ago
3.10 Alien Rules II ago
3.11 Talent ago
3.12 Commitment ago
4.1 The Basics I ago
4.2 The Basics II ago
4.3 Personal Growth ago
4.4 Personal Growth II ago
4.5 Personal Growth III ago
4.6 Oil and Water ago
4.7 Undercurrents ago
4.8 Faces and Voices ago
4.9 Seizing Power ago
4.10 Meeting New People ago
4.11 Meeting New People II ago
4.12 Making an Impression ago
4.13 Unneighbourly ago
4.14 Tools and Traps ago
4.15 Nemesis ago
Interlude: Priorities ago
4.16 Nemesis II ago
4.17 What Lurks Beneath ago
5.1 Wake Up Call ago
5.2 No Good Deed ago
5.3 Goes Unpunished ago
5.4 Bargains ago
5.5 Responsibility ago
5.6 Rushing Ahead ago
5.7 Heart of the Matter ago
5.8 Under your Skin ago
5.9 Under Your Skin II ago
5.10 Fog of War ago
5.11 Fog of War II ago
5.12 Party Tricks I ago
5.13 Party Tricks II ago
5.14 Deleterious ago
5.15 Celebration ago
Interlude: Complications ago
Editing, Scheduling and Patreon Announcement ago
6.1 Without a Hitch ago
6.2 Limits ago
6.3 Litigation ago
6.4 Helpless ago
6.5 Innovation ago
6.6 Abomination ago
6.7 Complications ago
6.8 Breakneck ago
6.9 Moving Targets ago
6.10 Moving Targets II ago
 6.11 Recoil ago
6.12 Wild Theories ago
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silentreading
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Top 10 best done Litrpg novels on Royalroadl.

Solid world building and character developement. Epitome of a good Litrpg novel.

Ray Peek
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Can't help but reccomend this fiction to anyone who is on the fence, give it a go, you won't regret it!

Henry Morgan
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An awesome scifi litrpg

Great story, believable protagonist, a world that is well fleshed out, aliens that aren't just humans with makeup, awesome abilities and science.

So glad I found this story, the only bad thing now is the wait for the chapters.

Brisingr
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Great Story Don't Miss it

It is a very different take on the apocalypse.Read it

xiaoxiaolav
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 if you enjoy the new genre of earth becoming game like and monsters appearing (reverse isekai?) then you should definitely give this one a try as its one of if not the best of them

TheLoneOne
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I really liked this story, give it a read!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it's 10/10 the character power/flow seems steady and reliable, i really like how the author changes the way the character is named, it kind of makes me zoom out on perspective and i found it a lot of fun

 

I found spelling mistakes here and there but i was enjoying myself and they weren't bad/visibly noticeable 

EddieCAIN
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Great soo far. Awesome details. The fights are awesome. Keep up the great work.

Sly Rhyder
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Best story on Royal Road

By far the best story I have read to date on Royal Road.  One of the best stories I have read in a long time.  Great job and I can't wait for the next chapter :)

Stephen Lewis
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Ch 3.43 

Pretty good read I enjoyed this story 

I only remember a few spelling mistakes 

All in all pretty good read 

l611
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I enjoyed reading this novel. My only problem(well major problem) with novel was that everyone was acting and behaving like they have been doing this for ages now when in reality only some 10-15 days had passed. I don't see the reaction I'd expect from people whose whole world is crumbling down literally and figuratively. 

but i love the 'integrated to the bigger world' concept and thus would continue to kee reading this.