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Vainqueur Knightsbane is your average dragon: a giant, fire-breathing lizard who loves to take naps on his golden hoard, kidnap princesses for fun, and make the life of adventurers miserable. Vainqueur's only pleasure in life is to watch his treasure get bigger, one coin at a time.

So when a would-be thief turned unwilling minion tells him about "classes," "levels," and "quests," Vainqueur wonders if maybe, just maybe, he should consider a career change. 

After all, why bother hunting monsters for free when you can get paid for it?

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Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1: Vainqueur the Dragon ago
2: V&V ago
3: First Quest ago
4: Chief of Staff ago
4x: Human-Sized Loot ago
5: Food Chain ago
6: Gather the Minions ago
7: Interlude: Murderhobos ago
8: Level Grinding ago
9: Gods and Zombies ago
10: The Battle for Haudemer ago
11: Multiclassing ago
12: Looking for Dungeons ago
13: The Event ago
14: Just your average Hometown ago
15: Cult Management ago
16: Vainqueur's Private War ago
17: Job Interviews ago
18: Uninvited Guests ago
19: The War of the Hoard ago
20: Emperor Vainqueur ago
20x: Minions of the Month ago
21: Interlude: The Shining Knight ago
22: The Meat is Life ago
23: The Regent ago
24: Dragon Profiling ago
25: The Demon King ago
26: First Blood ago
27: Heaven's Door ago
28: Interlude: The Chocolatine Factory ago
29: Dragon Guests ago
30: Demon Feast ago
31: The Monsters of Murmurin ago
32: The Bitter Day of Brandon Maure ago
33: BFF ago
34: Bragging Day ago
35: Season Finale ago
0: The Great Calamity ago
36: Interlude: Tales of the Kobold Rangers ago
37: Meet the Dwarves ago
38: Minion Deathcare ago
39: The Ballad of Jolie Dragon ago
40: Tomb Trouble ago
41: The Djinn in the Bottle ago
42: Interlude: God Game Night ago
43: Fool's Gold ago
44: Lawfu Fight! ago
45: The Dragon Wingmate ago
46: Quest Competition ago
47: The Smartest Bandit in the World ago
48: Ghostbusters ago
49: Those who hunt dragons ago
50: Class Struggle ago
51: The Greatest Gladiator ago
52: To the Mooooon! ago
53: Interlude: The Fairy Lords ago
54: Dark Side of the Gold ago
55: Perk Practice ago
56: On Relationsheeps ago
57: The Dragon's Speech Check ago
58: Detective Work ago
59: Fangs in the Night ago
60: Interlude: A Lich's Tale ago
61: Castlevania ago
62: Basement Dwellers ago
63: Bottomless Fear ago
64: Dawnfall ago
65: Don't Wake the Dragon ago
66: Buzz's Jelly Adventures ago
67: Season 2 Finale ago
68: Beware the Orcs! ago
69: Criminal Games ago
70: Heart to Heart ago
71: Vizier Holidays ago
72: Interlude: Interim Chiefs ago
73: Of Witches and Flames ago
74: Victor Dalton and the School of Necromancy ago
75: Pocket Minions ago
76: Graduation Day ago
77: Starter vs Legendary ago
78: The Storm ago
79: Dragon on the Shore ago
80: Swimming with the Sharks ago
81: Goldbeard the Pirate ago
82: Raiders of the Lost Hoard ago
83: The Burning Fields ago
84: A Clash of Kings ago
85: Interlude: Jolie Dragon vs the World ago
86: Advanced Civilizations ago
87: The Trip ago
88: El Dorado ago
89: The Life we Lead ago
90: The Shiny-ing ago
91: The Superboss ago
92: Fallout ago
93: Golden Leaders ago
94: That time I reincarnated as a cup! ago
95: God Game Night II: Good Expansion ago
96: Need a Raise ago
97: The Dragon's Share ago
98: Scaled Woes ago
99: Dice Island ago
100: The Winning Card ago
101: Empathy Training ago
102: Dialogue Options ago
103: Kaiju Day ago
104: The Mermaid's Revenge ago
105: Orknoob Unchained ago
106: Last Minute Merchants ago
107: Kings of Monsters ago
108: Pride and Prejudice ago
109: Minion Recipe ago
110: The Heaven Talk ago
111: Interlude: The Princess Documentary ago
112: Baths and Munchkins ago
113: A Slice of Cat ago
114: Looking for a Farm ago
115: Item Farming ago
116: TPW ago
117: Sleep Disorders ago
118: Home Again ago
119: Prophecy Fulfilled ago
120: Season III Finale ago
121: Breeding for War ago
122: Slimonies ago
123: One for the Team ago
124: The Return of the King ago
125: The Third Way ago
126: Relationship Boards ago
127: Interlude: The Tomb of Furibon ago
128: Opening Salvo ago
129: Retaliations ago
130: Nova Tactics ago
131: The Gathering ago
132: The Dragon Conclave ago
133: Rent-a-Prophet ago
134: Interlude: A Flight of Dragons ago
135: The Last Sidequest ago
136: Dungeon Waltz ago
137: The Plot Armor ago
138: Before the End ago
139: V-Day ago
140: Landfall ago
141: F&D ago
142: The Yarn Solution ago
143: The Line ago
144: The Arrows of Light ago
145: Interlude: Fullmetal Jelly ago
146: The Darkest Hour ago
147: Endgame ago
148: Drifting Lights ago
149: The Last Battle ago
150: Valhalla ago
151: Left Behind ago
152: The End ago
153: [Game Epilogue], [Credits] & [Afterword] ago
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Doctor Zero

I really enjoy reading Vainqueur.  Excellent work author.  


a very good story the author listens to cronstuctive feedback without being bitter about it and most importantly this story has good charecters and a direction the sotry seems to be moving in while being enjoyable


Just finished volume 1 and have to say that this story started strong, and only got better. I'm normally not the biggest fan of inhuman protagonists, but Vainqueur is an exception. The comedy hooked me early on, but the dynamic between Vainqueur and his Chief of Staff is what makes this story such a great read. Volume 1 is a comedy through and through, with stats and powerups in the background. Vainqueur is primarily focused on amassing wealth. However, as Vainqueur's intelligence and humility grows, so too does his ambition. 

Vainqueur is a scaley scrooge, and is also fully convinced that dragons are immortal beings, with death being a 'birth defect.' But as he faces strong foes and suffers losses, both monetrily and in combat, he is forced to do something that few dragons have ever done--acknowledge his own mortality.

I hope volume 2 will be every bit as funny as volume 1 was, but I'm also interested to see Vainqueur's new drive in action, as he and Victor fight their way to godhood... Then proceed to ring every last baby coin from the gods, amassing the greatest horde in history!


10/5, great story, would recommend. Hilarious storyline with good story building.


Absolutely fantastic. Refreshing tone and great character dynamic. 


A lighthearted but intensely enjoyable read. By far one of the best novels on the site.


Awsome awesome awesome  awesome  awesome  awesome  awesome  awesome 

Bored monster

An earthling tries to steal from a dragon; fails and subsequently becomes it's minion.

A dragon with a class, lol.


Not sure what all the hype is about

Reviewed at: 38: Minion Deathcare

I made it to Chapter 40 before throwing in the towel for this one because of all the hype surrounding this story. Victor is the average 30 year old something guy from an isekai story, who was a virgin in his previous life and is now looking to "breed" to have no regrets this time around (an ongoing joke throughout the story). This small snippet should be enough for you to stereotype him and understand his drives and the type of character he is. What is supposed to be a reversal on the ever popular trope falls flat for me and makes for a character that doesn't feel real in anyway. He is annoying and replaceable, but in the end, is really just a name with three defining traits.

Unfortunately, Vanquier doesn't see him that way with Victor being his chief of staff, the most important one of his minions. The premise for this story is unique and draws you in at first, but that glimmer fades rather quickly. While Vanquier is much more interesting, his character can be reduced to the greedy and arrogant dragon that values his pile of coins. He was actually starting to get some character development after 30+ chapters, but it wasn't enough for me to keep reading.

Maybe the issue is that I didn't find this story funny unlike many others. The premise is interesting and somewhat amusing, but unlike other reviewers, I never once laughed. I came here after reading 1300+ pages of Perfect Run (also written by this author), and it appears writing this story gave him the practice to make that diamond. The Perfect Run is a 5/5, and the humor in that novel is fantastic. So, maybe the jokes get better later on in this one.


Engaging and funny, with good character development and a diverse cast. The icing on the cake for this one is that it updates often and with long chapters. One can scarcely ask for more and to begin with you give to dragons, you don't ask for anything.