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Aperio had been a slave for as long as she could remember. She toiled away in the palace of her masters, her body forced to obey, her mind no longer caring that she did. Her only joy was the small inconveniences an error in her work could bring, the resulting punishment a small price to pay. When the news came she was to be sacrificed in a grand ritual, she welcomed it—for most, death was a cause for grief and mourning, but for Aperio, it was her only way out.

However, during the final stages, something went wrong. Fate intervened, and Aperio found herself in a world she no longer knew, with powers beyond her wildest dreams. No longer a slave to the Empire, she set out to find her place in the world, and enjoy true freedom for the first time in her life.


This story will have a few different kinds of chapters that are going to be posted:

[Arc title - Chapter X: Chapter Name] These will follow Aperio directly and tell her story.

[Interlude -  POV X: Story Name] These tell stories that either impact the whole world, are a consequence of Aperio’s actions or as a way to introduce a new character/organization/place.

[Lore - Legends X: Legend Name] These will be small in-universe lore posts that are tangentially relevant to the current story (be it main arc or side story). Most will be in the form of an entry in the ‘Book of Legends’.

Please do keep in mind that this story is a first draft and training exercise for me and, while I do try my best, mistakes will still be made. Writing in a foreign language is sometimes harder than you think.

 

Synopsis help from Etzoli. You can find her work here.

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Chapter Name Release Date
Sacrifice - Chapter 1: The Truest Form of Freedom ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 2: Adrift in the Void ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 3: A Memorable Return ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 4: All the Wrong Choices ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 5: Scattered Pieces ago
Interlude - Guides 1: A Village on the Edge of Peril ago
Lore - Legends 1: The Gods and the Dark Age ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 6: Intrepid Adventures ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 7: Winging It ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 8: Friend or Foe? ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 9: Encounter ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 10: Destination and Discovery ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 11: A Matter of [Status] ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 12: Reflection ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 13: Insight ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 14: Questionable Decisions ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 15: Disillusions and Decisions ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 16: Sticks and Stones ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 17: A Treacherous Road ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 18: Underway ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 19: Actualisation ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 20: Aura ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 21: Roadside Revelations ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 22: Rimose ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 23: Fruitful Conversation ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 24: Prelude to Conflict ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 25: Fight for What Is Right ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 26: Blessed Truth ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 27: Onwards, to Ebenlowe ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 28: Into The City ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 29: Meeting of Consequence ago
Sacrifice - Chapter 30: Epiphany ago
Interlude - Maria 1: A Dream Come True ago
Advent - Chapter 31: Foretold ago
Advent - Chapter 32: A Little Bit of Faith ago
Advent - Chapter 33: Of Lies and Prophecies ago
Advent - Chapter 34: Dreadful Affliction ago
Advent - Chapter 35: Miracle Worker ago
Advent - Chapter 36: Pieces of Truth ago
Advent - Chapter 37: Proper Introductions ago
Advent - Chapter 38: Framework ago
Advent - Chapter 39: Mistakes ago
Advent - Chapter 40: Fragile Reality ago
Advent - Chapter 41: Burning Anger ago
Advent - Chapter 42: Harsh Lessons ago
Advent - Chapter 43: Divine Punishment ago
Advent - Chapter 44: Atelophobia ago
Advent - Chapter 45: House Call ago
Advent - Chapter 46: The Dungeon's Entrance ago
Advent - Chapter 47: Beginning the Delve ago

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Fantasy LITRPG With a Completely Unique Protagonist

Reviewed at: Advent - Chapter 41: Burning Anger

In a sea of wish fulfillment reader insert fast food litrpg stories Forgotten is that 5 course meal that you did not know you were missing.

Forgotten has interesting world building, engaging mysteries, and ever-expanding scope, all driven by a unique and complex protagonist who undergoes actual character development.

Characters

Forgotten has one main character, Aperio, who is both the protagonist and main point of view character in the story. While you do get a few different PoV chapters they are all used to add additional perspectives of Aperio. It is very hard to talk about her without revealing a major spoiler that happens over the course of the first arc but I will try.

Aperio starts out a slave in a completely over the top evil empire and has had every single horrific thing happen to her that you can think of for a fully mind controlled slave. At the same time, she can maintain her inquisitive personality and basic sense of decency. This is the first hint that something odd is happening as she should have long ago been broken and gone insane from her treatment.

In the second chapter Aperio starts to change in a way that I at first thought was taking us down the path into that clichéd wish fulfillment reader insert fast food that I mentioned at the start. If you also have this reaction I need you to trust me here and keep reading. I promise that what you think is happening is not what is happening.

Aperio is a completely unique protagonist for a litrpg.  In every other litrpg I have read the protagonist starts out weak and over the course of the story you follow along as they make their numbers get bigger. Aperio is not like that. She is not working to make numbers bigger, instead she is working to understand who she it and where she fits into the world. The issues she deals with are not “how do I kill this thing” but more “should I kill this thing?” or even “how can I interact with this person without things devolving into violence?”.

All of this exists for a specific reason that is slowly revealed over first arc as you discover along with Aperio who she is.

World Building

Forotten takes place in a fantasy world where magic is commonplace and there are multiple humanoid races. There is also a divine pantheon who can grant power to Their followers and They take an active role in the world.

The world has a long history with multiple periods of rising, collapsing, and rebuilding. So the bones of old empires remain and color the current world. Much information has been lost with only legends remaining.

There are monsters, dungeons, and adventurers that are part of daily life alongside outposts of civilization.

Plot

The plot, at the time of this review, is a single thread which follows Aperio as she discovers the world and learns to come into her own. It is told in real time with no major diversions as the focus remains entirely on Aperio.

There are multiple mysteries that drive the plot, both small and large. These mysteries also span the range from things that are immediate and personal “why can I do this now?” to world spanning and universal “why are things this way?”.  

To go along with the mysteries the plot also expands in scope over time which coincides with what Aperio discovers.

Meta

I actually gave Forotten a try because I kept seeing GamingWolf talk in another author’s discord. They were always polite and helpful to others when questions came up and it took a long time before I even realized they were an author. Some other people seem to do nothing but promote their stories which always leaves a bad taste in my mouth. GamingWolf is clearly an asset to the RoyalRoad community and I love that they also have an amazing story to go along with that.

Conclusion

If you would like to read a litrpg story with a protagonist who is different than anything you have ever read before, dealing with issues far beyond what this genre addresses, this is absolutely the story for you. I would also recommend this to people who typically do not enjoy litrpg stories as it is a background element that adds color rather than existing for its own sake.

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Review for up to chapter 11.

This is an interesting take on the monster/escaped trope. We follow an young elf woman named Aperio as she “wakes up” centuries after a ritual gone wrong devastated the empire she lived in. Aperio was a slave and her journey is one of self discovery as she asks herself what she should do now that she is finally free.

 

Style: light and pleasant. The story is clear and fluid thanks to it. 

 

Grammar score: perfect. The story is properly edited and there are no repetitions nor weird sentence structures.

 

story score: my lowest ranking for the simple reason that we already got one interlude with less than ten chapters published. The rating is tentative since we don’t have enough content yet to make a final judgement.

 

Character score: Besides Aperio, no character has been developed properly yet but the few we meet have their personality. The main character feels alive and her reactions are always in character considering what she has been through.

 

Verdict: there may not be much yet but what is there is promising. I would advise keeping Forgotten in the bookmarked list to see where it goes.

Celinor
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In my opinion we  spend too much time in the head of the protagonist. I hope the rythm will pick up later, because the story itself is good and deserve a little more peps in its telling.

Other than that, a great beginning: kep up the good work!

Redcoat
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Fascinating characters in a fascinating world

Reviewed at: Advent - Chapter 32: A Little Bit of Faith

It's very hard to write overpowered characters unless you understand one simple thing. Characters who could wipe the foor with everyone they meet still need to develop and grow, and that is something this novel nails.

This is not the story of an unkillable person wiping the floor with everyone, there's more than enough of that out there. It's the story of someone trying to find themselves, and it reads like a journey of self-discovery. I cannot wait to see where it goes next.

Bloodorange
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I don't usually write reviewst early, but I've rather enjoyed this story thus far, and someone left a 2 star review which was totally unjustified. My only issue is that it only updates once a week, because I'm greedy and want more. As of Ch. 12, I'm excited to see where this goes.

Ava745
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Aperio is the story. 

You explore and learn of the world with Aperio. 

I truley enjoy this story. When some of my questions are answered. It is not an end, there always seems to be a two new questions to hold my interest.

The characters and world all have depth that I love to explore. I find myelf excitedly waiting for more.

I don't notice many grammar flaws, if any, in the story. I will admit to being so absorbed in the story that any flaws are overshadowed.

TheWorldTree_1048
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Great story of depicting the journey the MC takes to findout more about herself as well as the world. The speed of progression is neither too fast, nor too slow. The characters are given enough dept and are not like NPCs you see in games existing for the progress of the story, they each have their own life and has their own goals and wishes the MC may or maynot be part of.

Also the amnesia part wasa very well depicted. props on laying a good groundwork for future progression.

All in all its a good read and definitly worth your time.

yeangster
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I love the writing on this one. The main character feels real, and the language is beautiful.

 

My only criticism is that's it's taking a bit long for the reader to figure out where this is going. And also that there are a few too many passages and chapters where the main character is trying to figure out stuff that the reader either already knows or can guess from the genre.

fwasham
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A solid start to a promising story. It's a little to early to tell what the character of the story will be but the writing is clear and free of grammatical mistakes. There seem to be LitRPG elements and an apparently very powerful main character but it's a little to early to tell to what degree. Pacing seems about right as well with the story just starting to unfold as of writing (Ch 10). Looking forward to more.

Ferdi
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I like it! The author is clearly building a world, slowly unveiling it to us readers. Exciting set up, solid mechanics (as far as I can tell) and good writing have me excited to read more!