Wake of the Ravager

by Macronomicon

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On the world of Marconen, your first Break determines the trajectory of your life. Calvin chose magic. Without proper schooling or a mentor, the boy is dragged by the whims of fate across the face of the planet, blending together different schools of magic and powerful abilities to create something new.

But there's a deeper secret behind his success. Why was he born an exile from his country? Why is his System so strange, and why does it keep talking to him?

And as the march of time continues, something evil grows in power across the ocean.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Chapter 1: Calvin the Almighty ago
Chapter 2: The kindness of Strangers ago
Chapter 3: 2 Years Later ago
Chapter 4: On a Cosmic Scale ago
Chapter 5: Listen to your Elders ago
Chapter 6: Obligatory Flashback ago
Chapter 7: Dangers of Fishing ago
Chapter 8: Risky Rewards ago
Chapter 9: Mass Splitting ago
Chapter 10: The Raid. ago
Chapter 11: Dreams. ago
Chapter 12: Chained Spirit ago
Chapter 13: Friendly Neighborhood Cannibals ago
Chapter 14: How to Win a Pissing contest. ago
Chapter 15: How to win a race. ago
Chapter 16: Arson and Titty Twisters ago
Chapter 17: Love potion number NEIN! ago
Chapter 18: Old Lady Killer ago
Chapter 19: Hunting Day. ago
Chapter 20: Bad to Worse ago
Chapter 21: The Thing in the Cell ago
Chapter 22: More in the Brochure. ago
Chapter 23: Emergency Exit ago
Chapter 24: Tight Holes ago
Chapter 25: Now I Gotta kill this Guy ago
Chapter 26: Captain Gadsint ago
Chapter 27: Leeroy Jenkins! ago
Chapter 28: Catfight Averted ago
Chapter 29: Guarplay ago
Chapter 30: Princess Sandwich ago
Chapter 31: God Sent ago
Chapter 32: Stocking Up. ago
Chapter 33: You’re in the army now ago
Chapter 34: Make me a Sammich ago
Chapter 35: On the Wall ago
Chapter 36: Rescue Plans and Women of Negotiable Virtue ago
Chapter 37: The Second Wave ago
Chapter 38: Terminate. ago
Chapter 39: Great, more Princesses ago
Chapter 40: You Jinxed It ago
Chapter 41: Your Princess is in Another Castle ago
Chapter 42: Just my type ago
Chapter 43: Promises ago
Chapter 44: Maximum Capacity ago
Chapter 45: Recovery ago
Chapter 46: Knick-Knack ago
Chapter 47: Paddywack ago
Chapter 48: Classic Party Composition ago
Chapter 49: Give the dog a Bone ago
Chapter 50: Is this Hell? ago
Chapter 51: how many Man-hours in a Woman? ago
Chapter 52: On the Job ago
Chapter 53: Cruel and Unusual ago
Chapter 54: Ambitions ago
Chapter 55: Keep it Simple, Stupid ago
Chapter 56: Surviving First contact ago
Chapter 57: Number Seven will Surprise You! ago
Chapter 58: Stalemate ago
Chapter 59: Strategy Vs. Tactics ago
Chapter 60: Becoming the Villain ago
Chapter 61: Copy Calvin’s Concerns ago
Chapter 62: Operation Crossdresser ago
Chapter 63: The Crying Game ago
Chapter 64: Confidence ago
Chapter 65: Parade ago
Chapter 66: History Lesson ago
Chapter 67: Venture Capitalism ago
Chapter 68: Wink Wink Nudge Nudge ago
Chapter 69: Sand in my Crack ago
Chapter 70: Dark Dealings ago
Chapter 71: Thank you, gracious hosts ago
Chapter 72: The Tan problem ago
Chapter 73: Always Bring a Rubber ago
Chapter 74: No Accounting for Taste ago
Chapter 75: Big Balls ago
Chapter 76: May not Cause Vampirism ago
Chapter 77: Cobalts ago
Chapter 78: Home surgery for dummies ago
Chapter 79: Rapid Shot ago
Chapter 80: Light Duty Scheming ago
Chapter 81: House Visit ago
Chapter 82: Jinnei, Junior Pirate Queen ago
Chapter 83: The Slow Way Vs. The Fast Way ago
Chapter 84: Sand Pirate chic ago
Chapter 85: Breaking Ground ago
Chapter 86: Spitting in a hole. ago
Chapter 87: Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em ago
Chapter 88: True Lies ago
Chapter 89: Dance puppets! ago
Chapter 90: Emptying Fort Cobalt ago
Chapter 91: A Quiet Morning ago
Chapter 92: Shifting ago
Chapter 93: Sparring above your weight ago
Chapter 94: Calvin and Company ago
Chapter 95: Schrodinger’s Balls ago
Chapter 96: Fun Party ago
Chapter 97: Sight, Sound, and Fury ago
Chapter 98: Every Hole is a Goal ago
Chapter 99: Darkness ago
Chapter 100: Fractal Mimic ago
Chapter 101: Catch a Break ago
Chapter 102: Pee-conomics ago
Chapter 103: The Most Attractive Lure ago
Chapter 104: Miss Behavior ago
Chapter 105: Abyssal Alchemy ago
Chapter 106: Muscle Wizard ago
Chapter 107: Risk Free* ago
Chapter 108: Escape Plans ago
Chapter 109: Welcome Party ago
Chapter 110: Quality of life ago
Chapter 111: Learner’s Permit ago
Chapter 112: Brain Leech Hunting ago
Chapter 113: A 4th Dimensional Beating ago
Chapter 114: Epic Victory Speech ago
Chapter 115: Decision Paralysis ago
Chapter 116: Ominous Tidings ago
Chapter 117: Conflict Resolution ago
Chapter 118: Grinding ago
Chapter 119: Princess Meat Shields ago
Chapter 120: Setting the Stage ago
Chapter 121: Consolidating Power 101 ago
Chapter 122: The T Word ago
Chapter 123: Hamfisted Exposition ago
Chapter 124: minor changes to the rules ago
Chapter 125: Landfall ago
Chapter 126: Shots fired ago
Chapter 127: Best Boi ago
Chapter 128: Primary Lumpiness Indicators ago
Chapter 129: Just a Sweet Little Girl ago
Chapter 130: My Kingdom for a Cashew ago
Chapter 131: Defending Mujenan ago
Chapter 132: The Flesh? ago
Chapter 133: That Flesh ago
Chapter 134: Harpoon’d ago
Chapter 135: That’s a lot of blood ago
Chapter 136: Dangerous Hugs ago
Chapter 137: Magenta ago
Chapter 138: A Brand New Life ago
Chapter 139: Test Subject ago
Chapter 140: Let’s Put Our Evil Heads Together ago
Chapter 141: Coward Bad ago
Chapter 142: Doran’s Havok ago
Chapter 143: Instant Irony ago
Chapter 144: The Blender Spell ago
Chapter 145: Zoomed out ago
Chapter 146: Birthday Party ago
Chapter 147: The Birthday Presents ago
Chapter 148: The Reception ago
Chapter 149: Jungle Love ago
Chapter 150: You wouldn’t hit a baby, would you? ago
Chapter 151: Inked ago
Chapter 152: A day in the life of Goob ago
Chapter 153: Swept Away ago
Chapter 154: Welcome Snot ago
Chapter 155: The Bigger they Are… ago
Chapter 156: Fishing By The Lake ago
Chapter 157: Peer Pressure ago
Chapter 158: You Don’t Have These? ago
Chapter 159: My boxed In Valley ago
Chapter 160: Jungles are moist ago
Chapter 161: You think the god will notice? ago
Chapter 162: E-Savages ago
Chapter 163: Llortan ago
Chapter 164: Violence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder ago
Chapter 165: I saved you a tongue ago
Chapter 166: Fuckin’ Doug ago
Chapter 167: It’s Called the Parietal Lobe ago
Chapter 168: The Killer ago
Chapter 169: Mind Break ago
Chapter 170: Lightning 101 ago
Chapter 171: A Banal Sort of Romance ago
Chapter 172: Prison Rules ago
Chapter 173: Brainpower ago
Chapter 174: Detective Calvin ago
Chapter 175: It Can’t Be That Easy ago
Chapter 176: Pity Outing ago
Chapter 177: Camping Trip ago
Chapter 178: We’re Not Rewarding this behavior! ago
Chapter 179: Back to Business ago
Chapter 180: General Electric ago
Chapter 181: Use of Force ago
Chapter 182: Cold sandwich ago
Chapter 183: Don’t Stop Me Now ago
Chapter 184: ‘Cuz I’m having a good time ago
Chapter 185: Slime Salesman ago
Chapter 186: The Shifting Bazaar ago
Chapter 187: Exterminator ago
Chapter 188: A Bloodied Nose ago
Chapter 189: The Wealth of Nations ago
Chapter 190: Helping Those You Hate ago
Chapter 191: Expedition ago
Chapter 192: First Contact ago
Chapter 193: Not Completely Stupid™ ago
Chapter 194: Smart Enough to Stay Dumb ago
Chapter 195: A Matter of Scale ago
Chapter 196: Excitement* ago
Chapter 197: Don’t Get Short With Me ago
Chapter 198: Naming the Wildlife ago
Chapter 199: Of course it’s an ambush ago
Chapter 200: The Bicentennial ago
Chapter 201: Putting Down Roots ago
Chapter 202: De-escalation ago
Chapter 203: I Found You ago
Chapter 204: The Battle ago
Chapter 205: It Gets Worse ago
Chapter 206: The Old Switcheroo ago
Chapter 207: Night of the Living dead ago
Chapter 208: A losing battle ago
Chapter 209: After-Life ago
Chapter 210: Rods from God ago
Chapter 211: It’s Totally Legally Binding ago
Chapter 212: Prep-Work ago
Chapter 213: Quirks ago
Chapter 214: Heads of State ago
Chapter 215: Liar, Liar ago
Chapter 216: Undead Science experiments ago
Chapter 217: Signatory Royals ago
Chapter 218: The Hunger: A.K.A. The Curious Case of Lady Grey ago
Chapter 219: Post Human ago
Chapter 220: Obligatory Training Montage ago
Chapter 221: Business as usual ago
Chapter 222: Plastic makes Perfect ago
Chapter 223 Working with the grain of religion ago
Chapter 224: It’ll be the National Sport ago
Chapter 225: The Laborers ago
Chapter 226: Convert, Meatbag ago
Chapter 227: Nights in Calvania ago
Chapter 228: A Dress for the Ball ago
Chapter 229: The Shifting Board ago
Chapter 230: Maniacal Laugh ago
Chapter 231: Pack your Bags ago
Chapter 232: The Dead Travel Fast ago
Chapter 233: Creeping in From the Edges ago
Chapter 234: Shopping Spree ago
Chapter 235: I Respectfully Disagree ago
Chapter 236: Business ago
Chapter 237: Under the Temple of Awakening ago
Chapter 238: Electric Sheep ago
Chapter 239: A Partnership With Planned Obsolescence ago
Chapter 240: Making In-roads ago
Chapter 241: Red Herrings ago
Chapter 242: Slave Non Sequitar ago
Chapter 243: Leaving the City ago
Chapter 244: Travelling Boles ago
Chapter 245: Bringing an Elder to a Sage Fight ago
Chapter 246: Learner, Divided ago
Chapter 247 I F***ing Called It ago

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Good Magic System and Setting Dragged Down by Plot and Character

Reviewed at: Chapter 140: Let’s Put Our Evil Heads Together

Wake of the Ravager is a litRPG with a great system and an interesting setting that starts strong but is eventually dragged down by subpar story decisions and poor characterization.

The basic premise of the story is that a young boy in a village wants to be a wizard despite most wizards being nobles with significantly more resources. The basic magic system is that being in the presence of a lot of death causes a Break, giving an amount of Warp that can be used to improve one's attributes or learn skills. Each successive Break requires more death, so most ordinary people only get two or three. The MC works to learn magic despite this, and becomes involved in ongoing world events.

The story starts off very promising, with the magic system being the main highlight. It had an likeable MC, a good premise, and a decent cast of characters. 

However, as the story goes on the problems start to add up, or to put it differently the same few problems keep hurting the story. 

The first problem is the harem and its associated problems. Put simply, its a terribly done harem. Its written in an incredibly cringeworthy way, the female characters lack any meaningful depth, and the raunchy humor falls flat. The forced harem has led to entire arcs of characters acting unrealistically, and with no offense intended, reads like it is written by an immature teenager.

The second problem is the main character. At some point, the fun and likable MC genuinely interested in studying magic became a psychopathic murder-hobo who alternates between having enemies behave like idiots to make him look good and being convolutedly forced into difficulties, and whose personality is just not fun to read. A well done villanous/anti-hero MC is great to read, but this one just feels weird because he's had no character growth or development since the first arc of the story, and just has his personality adjusted to suit the current plotline.

The magic system is an incredibly interesting one however, and has a lot of unique ideas. Reading the magic system and the evolutions of the build and skills has been the highlight of the story. 

Overall, I would not recommend this story despite it's great magic system.

WisdomKing
Overall

This novel could have been one of the classics of RR, but the author lost himself.

The story is all over the place.

It feels like the beginning of this novel was written by someone and at one point in time someone else took over and that person is doing a terrible job. 

The only good thing so far are the villains.  

The Mc and his sidekicks are like a bunch of 11 years old kids with super powers disturbing the peace in  the neighborhood.

Adrian L
Overall

Nice worldbuilding devolves to typical shounen arc

Reviewed at: Chapter 172: Prison Rules

As typical of many fictions of this genre, started out with interesting character, world building and sets of challenges. Unfortunately, also like many other stories of this genre, quickly devolves into a shounen anime power arc, where the character suddenly gains plot armor and nothing is threatening anymore. Then obviously add a sprinkling of hastily done harem just for the sake of it, and of course murder hobo tendencies. Pretty disappointed as it has happened to many stories with great initial worldbuilding, probably check in after a few months to see if storytelling picks up but I have my doubts. 

maraud3r
Overall

Decent story that can't stop sabotaging itself.

Reviewed at: Chapter 168: The Killer

There are good parts and some bad parts. At the end of the day, the problem for me personally was that it felt like the story committed to nothing really, and did a lot of things half-assedly. First, the girls play a big role, the story even added a harem tag. Then it suddenly scales it back a lot. Has them sleep with other guys and each other. While the MC is still a virgin 100+ chapter in, then the girls become important again but with all the added baggage. In a way, the story found a great opportunity to alienate people across the spectrum. Those who disliked the romance/princesses/harem aspect were put off by it. Those who were fine with it don't particularly like them sleeping with other people, for the most part, bonus points for not sleeping with the MC while "being his girlfriends". At the end of the day, the story has some solid ideas. And some very flawed, ill-thought-out, mutually sabotaging executions and weird twists and turns. It never really commits to any one thing, it does things half-way, and then does things completely opposite of what it established prior.

The story just seems very, disconnected, disjointed, and as if it has zero real goal or idea how to get there.

Kiriaru
Overall

I really enjoy the storytelling and the comedy. All the situations, the characters, the world. Worth reading or at least trying out. The writing is constantly improving too, with almost no errors or none at all. 

So many of the scenes are vivid without using too many words, the author is very good at that. Despite it being a harem, the characters feel real and unique instead of being 2 dimensional and slot filling.

The characters have only gotten more realistic and enjoyable, same with the storytelling and worldbuilding, it's never felt like too much of one thing. Every chapter has been immensely enjoyable and entertaining. If you were put off by the harem tag, don't be. If his relationship can be called a harem then the word has been done injustice for a millenia.

Adam2502
Overall

Feels like multiple authors

Reviewed at: Chapter 169: Mind Break

The first 50 chapters? I couldn't get enough, was reading till 5am just to see what happens next, It was great, but then the problems came .

Spoiler: problem 1

 Problem 2 relates to the poorly implemented harem, none of the harm members have any real depth to them, and the mct into typical anime MC where his girlfriend's can tell him everything he's doing, beat him up, and do basically anything they want, and MC is just like yeh this is my life. 

Goals: MCs goal from the beginning is becoming a wizard king, but he barely learns any magic at all, the intro to the book made it seem like he will learn bits of all magics and fuse them into his fighting style, right? Well no, he learns magic from 2 places, his country and a tribe near him, that's it, he discounts all other magic due to skill system made by author with limited numbers of stuff you can learn.

MC doesn't take advantage of the crazy, and I mean CRAZY power he could have, which is bowser if you've read the book, where after a few years of work he could essentially become a god, stronger than all others, also doesn't take advantage of the siphon at all. Book essentially goes from a power gaining book, to a pseudo politics/kingdom building book, where the MC literally has 0 skills that are designed for it, and he completely ignores the one thing his build is for. Magic. 

Then there's the pov swaps, there's so fucking many if them, even characters that die within 10 chapters, get multiple chapters worth of their pov, just what? There's points in it where you can go chapters with short paragraphs of the mc

Essentially the book goes from a hardcore adult thriller, with dark elements, to a shonen anime harem with bad elements of comedy, and sexual themes that are skipped due to it being shonen,

that sexual content tag? It means kissing, if your going the harem rout, and it's it's mediocre, lean into it. Only way you could pull off what you want us if you had a good harem, with interesting 3 dimensional, interesting characters, that really add to the book, that just aren't there.

I honestly think the harem members are there, as reasoning to force the MC to do things that are outside what the developed character is.

Honestly feels like author is just writing ideas for short stories on a pad, and jumping from one idea to another, started with magic, then harem, then kingdom building, then slice of life, then back to kingdom building

Ima read a bit more, and hope it gets better, but it's been a steady decline for 60 chapters so I doubt it

Ehh, kept reading, had 0magic in the past 6 chapters, and someone who rapes minds was added, I'm done, this story had no direction, and the MC is like a whole new person, haven't even seen a fucking skill or stat improve slightly in many chapters, it's now 100% a slice of life, and considering the fucking intro is about him learning all kinds of magic and making his own style? This ain't that

Ciaina
Overall

Started pretty damn well, but it's getting increasingly clear that the author learned NOTHING about proper story structure from his previous works, that all got thrown away when he grew bored.

Throwing "cool concepts" around without having a clear idea of a beginning, transition and end is nothing but an exercise in folly.

You are getting once again close to the breaking point, where you start to find the story stale and decide to flip the table. One of the rare occasions where I feel bad for having used patreon because reinforcing bad behavior is downright criminal. 

Don't try to prove me wrong, you will only drag it out even more and make it miserable for everyone involved. Sit down, write the skeletal structure of a frigging end, and work freely within those parameters. 

Winging it, is not a good strategy. 

I honestly cannot recommend this work knowing that most readers will only feel disappointment after being strung along. 

thejoker195
Overall

Started out good, fell to mediocre.

Reviewed at: Chapter 28: Catfight Averted

 This started out quite good, first chapter actually made me laugh a bit but I guess it's never good to judge a book by its first few chapters because this spiralled down the toilet so fast I suddenly remembered why I never make it past any if the authors first 20 or so chapters.  

Calvin started out as a likable character, a little weird but in a good way imo, knew what he wanted and actually tried taking steps to get there but as the story progressed I just can't fingale what made me start to dislike the character, maybe it was the constant need for the author to make him everyone's plaything or excuse my French 'little bitch' or the fact that one moment his gritting his teeth in anger and swearing vengeance on the cannibals that devoured his friends and plan to make small chops out of him then the next second his thinking about humping the "somehow' bootylicious cannibal chiefs daughter, how terribly convenient and extremely foolish, but since the author decided that after writing or thinking up the sexy babarian chick and that he wanted a harem but couldn't see anyway to erase the fact that said vixen and her people just wiped out his village and are having his friends for dinner, he decides that a love potion is the way to go. 

 It just feels like the author has no plan and is jumping from idea to idea while trying to force it all to fit. I will say that I did enjoy the magic system, seemed fresh and really makes for some cool synergy.

I was originally going to pull another star for the bait and switch because I thought the author was writing a harem but didn't want to tag it as so for whatever reason but I can see the tags have been updated which further proves that he doesn't really know where this story is going but is following his lower head and whatever his patreon supporters suggest. 

All said it a mediocre tale and hopefully I'll forget about it again soon. Have a nice day. 

waitingtocompile
Overall

fantastic setting, interesting narrative, ruined by a horny author

Reviewed at: Chapter 83: The Slow Way Vs. The Fast Way

There's a lot to like here. The setting is fantastic, it's got one of the most interesting magic systems I've seen to date. I like the central conciet of the plot, there's some genuinely interesting intruige with some hints at the grander picture here and there, enough to keep you curious without giving the game away. The writing itself is for the most part very good, so why do am I so down on this?

Everything good this story does is held back by the fact that the focus is being shifted towards making a harem happen, and the author is letting his desire for powerful women who actually secretly want to be abused warp the story and the characters. Let me make it clear, I have nothing against there being sexual content in a story, I enjoy some good smut as much as the next person, and while harems aren't my personal preference I can deal. But the writing quality dramatically dips from time to time so that the writer can get some of his personal fantasies in, and it's getting worse. From around chapter 75 onwards it's getting incredibly bad, especially focused a particular female character who is at this point the essentially the main character's slave.

I liked this story a lot when it started, but lately every chapter is making me less and less interested in seeing it through to the end. It's a good "anti hero/villan protagonist tries to get obscenely powerful" type story, perhaps even a great one, but it's quickly becoming lost to the author's desire to get off.

Strunky@gmail
Overall

Well it was a pleasant read, zany and all, but introducing a human pizza character jumped the shark in my opinion... I ignored the bit at first, but the human pizza keeps reappearing :-( I would otherwise give it a 4 stars for being a fun unserious fantasy/ scifi