Chrysalis

by RinoZ

Original ONGOING Adventure Comedy Fantasy LitRPG Magic Reincarnation

Anthony has been reborn! Placed into the remarkable game-like world of Pangera.

However, something seems a little off. What's with these skills? Bite? Dig?

Wait....

I've been reborn as a WHAT?!

Follow Anthony as he attempts to adjust to his new life, to survive and grow in his new Dungeon home!

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Anthony Reborn ago
Coming to grips ago
Monstrous Associates ago
The first prey ago
To the victor goes the spoils ago
Exploration is perilous ago
Cohabitation ago
Titus ago
To live is to learn ago
The Study of the Beast ago
Forced from home ago
The trail ago
Arachnid < Insect ago
The express lane ago
How to last hit ago
Currents and undertows ago
The deep roads ago
The world below ago
The harvest ago
Offence is defence ago
Eye for an eye ago
Once more into the breach ago
The invasion ago
Core of the problem ago
New frontiers ago
Conqueror! ago
Long roads ago
True lords of the domain ago
Croc landing ago
Juniors are for light duties ago
Unwelcome guests ago
Seeking but not finding ago
A mutation sensation ago
Camping out ago
On the hunt for XP ago
Battle! For Darwin! ago
I hunt, therefore I ant ago
Rudely Interrupted ago
Finally! Evolution! ago
Check out my new ride ago
Follow the yellow brick .... pheromones ago
My family need more education ago
Blood is thicker than ichor ago
Something never seen before ago
My mother is a giant monster ago
The Colony ago
On the hunt with my brethren ago
Anthony and the giant centipede ago
Nest assault ago
Storm of blades ago
Royal Intervention ago
R and R ago
Skill up! ago
Back to work ago
Timber ago
Anthony's colony growth strategy ago
Practice makes perfect ago
Hunger for Wolf-Dragon ago
The first war of the hill ago
The first war - war never changes ago
The first war - war is mother to us all ago
The first war - winner takes it all ago
Core concern ago
Right to the core ago
Mutation trepidation ago
The human factor ago
These guys are a serious pain ago
Drawing a line ago
The evolving situation ago
Using the power of the mind ago
Too effective!? ago
Finer things in life ago
Establishing the network ago
Dead...er? ago
Reconnect with my people ago
I can't bear it ago
Crossroads ago
The (actual) evolving situation ago
Chatterbox ago
Birth of the mage ... ant ago
Flex the mental muscle! ago
Mechanic in training ago
The ants new move ago
The gravity of the situation ago
Voluntary Beating ago
Still more to learn ago
Tunnel solution ago
Once more to battle! ago
Splendid Chap ago
Conversation with a mind ago
Breaking ago
Prelude to the second war ago
The second war of the hill ago
The colony flexes ago
Anthony's fight ago
Anthony's decision ago
The family ago
Digging commences ago
Experiments in mechanics ago
Concerning Tiny ago
Storm Kong ago
The great dig! ago
Rising Tide ago
The roar that follows the dark ago
Kong fury ago
The endless battle begins ago
Counter attack ago
Experiments with Gravity! ago
Something weighing on your mind? ago
Temporary reprieve ago
The reality of the wave ago
Interloper ago
The vigil ago
Bleary days ago
Retreat from danger ago
Body of Iron, heart of flame ago
Raid ago
The furious Tiny, the delectable feast! ago
Breaching the surface ago
Cultural exchange ago
Whoops ago
New home ago
Territory ago
Strange new life ago
It all comes back to mana ago
Just so skilfull ago
Embers ago
Core farming ago
Transform and roll out ago
Whispers in the dark ago
Flee from fire ago
Crafting of the JellyMaw! ago
Diggin is the song of my soul ago
Back into the breach once more! ago
Rising! ago
Brawlin' ago
The beating goes on ago
Anthony, beyond human ago
Monster Unleashed ago
The human menace ago
The Queen ago
The path forward ago
Within the mind ago
Talking points ago
Flames rising ago
The mini escapade ago
Small fish, smaller pond ago
The risk, the reward ago
Desperate times ago
The case for cooperation ago
Fall like dominos
A tunnel is always the answer ago
Assault on the surface ago
Premiums are going way up ago
Gateway ago
Into the palace ago
Battle to the doorstep ago
The Queen circumstances Part 1 ago
The Queen's circumstances Part 2 ago
The Queen's circumstances Part 3 ago
The sweetest voice ago
The endless nightmare ago
Those who descend, that which rises ago
Settling new lands ago
Green thumb ago
Combine harvester ago
The finer vegetation ago
Salad ala carte ago
Stairway to Biomass ago
Field trip ends, itching begins ago
Laying the foundation ago
Core, what is it good for? ago
Well behaved ape ago
Options abound ago
Exceed mortal kind ago
Words with the White Wizard ago
Low Rider ago
The work of the mind ago
The pain inside ago
The day that changed Pangera ago
Unexpected company ago
Rumour has it ago
Inconvenient ago
Ape slap ago
The surge ago
Dire lightning storm kong ago
Crinis unleashed ago
Playing with water ago
The Croca-Army ago
The Marsh Expanse ago
Tentative exploration ago
Battling the marsh ago
The next wave ago
A tasty feast ago
Surface situation ago
Humans and their needs ago
Improve thyself ago
Quick! Status report! ago
Spendin' ago
Upgraded and ready to roll ago
The world below part 1 ago
The world below part 2 ago
The world below part 3 ago
The world below part 4 ago
The world below part 5 ago
New dawn ago
The boys (and girl) are back in town ago
Compression obsession ago
The state of play ago
The A(nt) team ago
Farewell surface ago
Assault begins ago
Contact ago
The new Croc on the Bloc ago
Magical Ant ago
Feast of Croc ago
Skirmish conclusion ago
Expeditious retreat ago
Once more into the expanse ago
The wonders of nature ago
More marsh exploration ago
New growth ago
The rebel child ago
The Push ago
Woodstuffs ago
Undying ago
The bigger they are ago
The encroaching doom ago
Eye of the Beast ago
Eye of the Beast 2 ago
Eye of the Beast 3 ago
Eye of the Beast 4 ago
To consume the beast ago
The spoils and return to the surface ago
Discussions ago
Misunderstanding ago
Confrontation ago
The Priest ago
Learnings and Worship ago
Sudden Attack ago
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree ago
The troops arrive ago
Battle of Unity ago
Gathering thoughts ago
Changing Ways ago
Changer of ways ago
I mutate, therefore I itch. ago
Hey big spender ago
The ancient itch ago
The new Crinis ago
Getting down to work ago
Preparations continue ago
Check out my skillz! ago
Grinding all day, grinding all night ago
Time advances rapidly ago
The day draws near ago
The feast, the grind, the spend ago
The final preparation ago
First words of a new era ago
Another voice from the dark ago
Training day ago
New rules ago
The waking monarch ago
The new colony takes shape ago
The beast slumbers no more ago
Lining up those ducks ago
The second phase ago
Diving into the depths ago
Back from patrol 1 ago
Back from patrol 2 ago
Triumph of traning ago
Naming the Twenty ago
The first Council ago
Purpose going forward ago
Anthony sallies forth ago
Delving once again ago
Aphid Association ago
The grind of battle ago
Modified Aphid ago
Counting the gains ago
My finest creation? ago
Feast averted ago
The Queen has a new pet ago
The second council ago
Scouting report ago
Surface Situation ago
Deflect ago
The impact ago
Colony building ago
The surface is just so draining ago
City under attack ago
Bird is the word ago
Salvation? ago
Flexing profile ago
Just barely ago
The children of the beast ago
Bring down the commander ago
The stuff of nightmares ago
Leap of faith ago
Mind War ago
Chapter 302 - The Fall ago
Don't mess with Momma ago
The sound of the inevitable ago
Regroup ago
Stealth ant rides forth, status update ago
Return to the others, the plan ago
Spending and patrol ago
Making motions ago
Settling in ago
Approaching Liria ago
The opressive sense ago
Over the wall ago
The beast itself ago
Flight from Liria ago
The escape ago
Advance ago
Fleeing south (again) ago
Reunite with the family ago
Mother of Planning ago
War Council Part 1 ago
War Council Part 2 ago
Crinis Evolves ago
New Crinis, Spending up ago
Belonging ago
Consultation ago
The forward HQ ago
The first ambush ago
The first ambush part 2 ago
Musings ago
Regroup ago
Stepping forward ago
Crafting the future ago
The third ambush part 1 ago
The third Ambush Part 2 ago
The third Ambush Part 3 ago
Third ambush part 4 ago
Third ambush part 5 ago
Revel ago
All revved up and.... ago
Ant + Simian ago
Hatching a plot ago
The never ending ambush ago
Planning is hard ago
People Helping People ago
Tussling with Mage Slaves ago
Angry Wizard Lizard ago
Ride the lightning ago
Cradle of the end times ago
Dignity of the Eldest ago
The final stretch begins ago
Tempting fate ago
Go Time ago
Timely Intervention ago
Lightning Crashes ago
Dangerous Games ago
Council Councils ago
At least stamina is levelling up! ago
Get 'em ago
C'MERE ago
Level 40 ago
Return and Nest ago
Wrestling with the core ago
Crushed ago
Evolution Begins! ago
Rounding out the evolution ago
Sinking ago
The soldiers life ago
War Queen ago
The Dark Army ago
The approaching tide ago
Contact ago
The boldest soldier! ago
Pushes and pulls ago
The Queen strode forth ago
The Queen Effect ago
Her time will come ago
The Patient Ones ago
A new perspective ago
Fight for your life ago
Croc around the Block ago
The Leeroy Initiative ago
Shadow Offensive ago
Mosh Pit ago
Gotta go fast! ago
Dreaming ago
Stand against ago
Shaping Up ago
Stay Away ago
The Paragon's Fight ago
Twisted Mind ago
Communal Will ago
Attack the mind ago
It's gettin' hot! ago
The person within ago
Dialogue ago
Sacrifice ago
The Boom Times ago
The Beast Falls ago
The Conclusion, The Feast ago
Heat is falling, heat is Rising ago
Food Coma ago
The church of Anthony ago
Unexpected meeting ago
Conversations with a Wizard Lizard ago
Let's get back to business ago
Aphid Time, Spending up ago
Hello again my old friend ago
Search for the Sophos ago
Tunnel Time ago
Shadow Flower ago
The Sophos village ago
Formo Returns ago
Day Spa ago
The real art of core shaping ago
The Fires of Industry ago
Road to recovery ago
Hospitality ago
Crinis Evolution ago
Gratuitous Death Sphere ago
Departure ago
Gate to the Second Strata ago
Breaking through to the other side ago
World of Shadow ago
Goals and responsibilities ago
Wrong Legged ago
Tunnels of shadow ago
Stupid Ape ago
The Wizards' favourite ago
The Monsters Come ago
Dust to Dust ago
The Deep ago
Wide open spaces ago
Reunion ago
Reunion Part 2 ago
Light the way ago
Crustacean sensation ago
Digesting Gains ago
Advancing into the unknown ago
The upper reef ago
Attack from two sides ago
Fishing for levels ago
Devastation ago
Devastation part 2 ago
My head hurts ago
Grinding for kicks ago
Fighting in the Shadows ago
Stone Skin, Fast Feet ago
The hunt is on ago
They're Coming ago
Spider to the fly ago
The latest candidate ago
Face to ... thing ago
Custody ago
Not a fan ago
Gateway ago
Escaping? ago
Run! To Captivity! ago
Chapter 458 - Changing Circumstances ago
Chapter 459 - Locked up ago
Chapter 460 - Honesty is refreshing ago
Chapter 461 - Too much honesty is maybe not so great ago
Chapter 462 - The Legionaries Tales ago
Chapter 463 - Morrelia Awakens ago
Chapter 464 - Was dancing to the ... ago
Chapter 465 - The monster in the mirror ago
Chapter 466 - So Bohemian like me ago
Chapter 467 - The rock in my corner ago
Chapter 468 - Strategising ago
Chapter 469 - Putting the ducks in a row ago
Chapter 470 - Opening Night ago

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Bunny Tamer
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Not a good novel. Amazing grammer, almost no mistakes. Unique-ish setting and plot and thats where the positives end. My problem is the lack of realistic MC. He appaerently remembers his past perfectly, yet never yearns for it, neever has any regrets. He goes from joking about Gandalf to starving and having to kill a creature of similar size, watching it slowly die in front of him, probably his first kill in both lives, and then continues on with no regrets or sadness and jokes around like nothing happened. Again, this is right after  his reincarnation. The author also uses massive font in his early chapters to hide his bare bones "paragraphs" as well as an overuse of onomatopoeias in his writing. This i do not find endearing or funny given their huge quantity.

tornadoskull
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I feel like I own the author a review because I gave such a low rating so here we go.

The style is abysmal at times the fonts change sizes really often. It isn't even that hard to fix. Thats why 1.5 stars.

The story is not bad. But, it is the direction that the story takes after chapter: Small fish, Smaller pond. That I just cannot accept.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 The grammar is meh~ Not bad not good. (Not saying I can do better. :P )

Now we come to what made me drop this story. 

Spoiler: Spoiler

I have never been this critical about a story but for all mentioned reasons above I have decided in giving such a low rating. (such a huge rant.)

 Edit: read it again and got past that section. I feel like I should rate higher so :/

Jack Blank
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I like your story. I am a reading addict and a frequent user to boot, that said your story kept me singularly captivated for about five days, thus making me extremely unproductive. 

The colony would be displeased.

You've got a story here that is certainly an acquainted taste, but that's really a good thing. I can't help but get wrapped up in your style, it's incredibly. Like I said, I'm a reading addict, and yet your story is wholly unique in my eyes.

Please, keep writing to completion, because I look forward to the conclusion that only you can give.

KvAT
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Its a wild ride through the entire thing.

It starts off as a typical reincarnation story, where our protagonist here reincarnated as somethinf other than human, with level up systems that empowers them as they go.

But that's pretty much where it ends. The MC is by far one of the most realisticly written characted I have ever seen in any webcomics yet. By realistic I mean they do what I probably will do in the situations they're facing. They are written as a witty, if not daring person, with lots of imperfections that they slowly patch along they way. Our MC grows not just physically, but also mentally, as they took on the role of a monster more and more diligently as they go, without diminishing their morality when it counts, while keeping the personality they had, and has. Although yes, they might made us grit our teeth at times, but looking at other perspectives its more of a "they are who they are" instead of a forced foolishness or plain idiocracy.

As more characters are introduced, the PoV might shift to different character(s)'s at times, but this also proven to be great worldbuilder chapters, as opposed to a forced explanatory chapters. RinoZ found quite early on the balance between MC and worldbuilding chapters, and it benefits us readers greatly.

 One thing to note though, is that the developement is not only within our MC, but also our author, RinoZ. What this means is, that while the author had managed to stay mostly consistent on their writing style, while improving when it counts, the early chapters are riddled with less impressive grammar and spelling. But don't let this kill off your interest, as they are still perfectly legible.

All in all, this webcomic is worth checking out. It might be weak in the first few chapters, but cross above chapter 100 and you'll see why this webcomic deserves your utmost interest.

Lucio
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Ant + Colony = Anthony :)

Reviewed at: Food Coma

 Style: since the beginning, Anthony keeps a concise base of thinking, "FOR THE COLONY". You can read in the early chaps, his desire for the colony, and it didn't decrease, only grew after meeting them.

Story: Finally a reincarnated as a monster the the first thought isn't "evolve to became human again", if you are going to turn the MC human again don't make him a monster from the beginning(personal opinion).

Grammar: minimal errors, and when it happens, we have an author that actually reads the comments and correct it. Thanks for that.

Characters: very simple, the ants have names, and I can remember. Something difficult in a lot of novels (cough... Death cough... March) of course the world building is different but... Don't give names just to "label" something.

Overall there isn't a chap that has a colony PoV that I don't laugh, immerse myself, and I'm able to follow the plot.  

Definitely a novel that I will follow to the end.

sarbification
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MC is stupid, rly, very stupid.

 I don't know it so disappointingly, why mc is soooooo stupid, god, and he so bad. I like fiction like Kumo desu ga, nani ka, there was mc-bug too (but spider) that why i wanted to read Chrysalis, but sorry it so, so stupid all plot. God why i waste my time for this.

 

feetareevil
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It has that special something, that careful mix of tropes, that keeps me hooked

Bochinator
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Much Better Than I Expected

When I read the story's summary, I thought it was one of those cheap 'I've been reincarnated in a fantasy world' books. Which is to say, unoriginal trash. I was wrong. The story is well-written, has a great plot, realistic protagonist and fleshed out side characters. Light novels have a bad reputation, but this one is great.

FuzzyZergling
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Fun Action Comedy, Marred by Grammar Problems

Reviewed at: The Dark Army

The long, meandering tale of an insane human boy reincarnated as a monster ant in a fantasy world.

 

Good comedy, good character interaction, good worldbuilding, TERRIBLE spelling errors and formating problems.

 

I especially enjoy the main character; it's not every day we get such an amusingly unhinged protagonist. Would recommend.

SciVo
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A funny and disturbed ant fan gets to be one!

Reviewed at: The Leeroy Initiative

This is a jocular, action-focused romp about a neglected kid who adapts really well to becoming a kill-or-be-killed monster, because he liked ants more than humans anyway.

The plot changes focus several times, and this is a good thing, as each shift follows naturally from Anthony's changing nature and circumstances. It may be sad to say goodbye to a simpler kind of story, but the MC staying in one stage of development would be as weird as an ant staying in its chrysalis.