Vainqueur now has a Webtoon adaptation!

It is now available on Amazon! Book 1 (Audiobook 1), Book 2 (Audiobook 2), Book 3 (Audiobook 3), Book 4.

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)

Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)

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158 Chapters
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
Vainqueur being pirated (and colored) ago
The Vainqueur Webtoon is Online! ago

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Creative Story, Fun Dialogue, very male-centered

Reviewed at: 9: Gods and Zombies

I'm having a lot of fun with the story, find it a little too male chauvinist (which I understand is the point of the MC). 

Vainqueur's character is hilarious and well written. 

Overall a great light read.

Redeyes Eclipse
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i enjoyed every moment of this story keep of the good work and ty 

I.M.P.
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A solid story, built to poke good fun at all the different fantasy cliche's you can shake a stick at. Lots of other reviews have covered what's actually in the story, so I'm going to 

The author's writing style is extremely solid and flows well. As a humorous story, the author's tone keeps everything lighthearted and fun even during the more serious moments. Little to no grammer mistakes, at least none that are glaringly obvious. So, I'm happy to say that its very easy on the eyes, and its good to sit down and chuckle a bit.

All in all, this is a very solid story with little in the way of any weak points, and some very solid strong points. Mainly, the characters are fun to read about and the system along with its jokes is hilarious. A living dice that turned into a god and decides everything by having people roll it is the least of the amusing cast of characters. Demon lawyers, angel soul-insurance saleswoman, werewolf dating and just other silly situations that are a fun read. 

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Amusing and clever, with impressive power, Vainqueur the Dragon pulled me in right away. The personality of each character gives this good book a unique flair. The dragon is vain with an endearingly small attention span, and his minion does what he has to to get by.

You should give this a read if you're looking for a bit of humor with a very different MC in a gamelit. Among the best of RR.

LightBringer007
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A dragon versus sarcasm.

Who wins?

...

Yes, the answer is everyone, especially us the readers. ;-D

I want to overuse smileys, because this story makes me feel happy.

 

MK bk-201
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Funniest thing i have ever read

Reviewed at: The Vainqueur Webtoon is Online!

As the title says, hands down the funniest thing i have ever read, i dont belive anything will top it, when it comes to comedy.

regarding the style its pretty good, blue screen to highlight, system messages, italic when sarcasm, little details that make it even more enjoyable.

the grammar is pretty much with no errors, i think i have seen like one or two, but nothing that one cant get what is was meant..

The story is about a dragon who, when catching a thief, comes to know about how other races become stronger and wants to become an adventurer!, a dragon, a fricking adventurer!.             Since people dont really want to deal with a dragon they let him!, they really let a damn dragon complete quests while destroying everything between him and his goals and gold, while recruiting minions along the way, as every dragon should!.

The characters are all pretty well done, of course the minor ones dont have much depth but still bring funny situations when they interact with each other.                                                              The main ones V&V are Victor "Minion" Dalton and Vainqueur Vnightsbane, a unfortunate person who became subordinate to a dragon and a dragon who cant seem to see more than gold, minions and food. While the dragon tries to increase the size of his hoard, Victor tries to make him not wage war with the rest of the world, and hopefully depend a little more in each other.

I recommend this fiction to everyone who looks for a fun read, and i would like to thank the author for bringing such a good read for all people to read.

AiledIdeal
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The world building is wonderful with epic and funny revelation of the world at the end. The history of the world is comedic with the dragons obsession with gold. Vainqueur slowly learns to value his minions not just as emergency ration but as his priceless hoard.

Vainqueur and his interactions with the lich was pretty funny throughout the entire story with his hatred of lead.

 Victor was a good character and his interactions with the dragon and him being high on mushrooms were quite funny. He got what he wanted at the end and became a good father for his many children.

  Every character has their importance and none of them were forgotten at the end. I will be waiting for the arrival of the spin-off. And I wish to thank the author for blessing us with an amazing work of art. 

  The style like a game with the system compliments the story quite well. And I like the replacement of the word hell with happyland.

  The grammar was quite flawless from my perspective. And minor mistakes were corrected through the comments.

  Overall a very fun read. Would recommend for anyone who likes a little bit of comedy sprinkled in an adventure. 

cdr_white
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Hilarious, entertaining and absolutely great

Reviewed at: 153: [Game Epilogue], [Credits] & [Afterword]

I enjoyed every second of it, all the jokes and references. Having a weakness for stories not taking themselves too serious, this one really scored a crit with me.

A cool idea, well thought out characters, a lot of jokes and references to our world, the LitRPG genre, TV and Roleplaying. I would give 6 out of 5 stars, but Vainqueur snatched the golden 6th right out of my hand...

SmaugTheDragon
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Only story where an insane dragon establishes Ancapistan to save the baby gold coins from evils of taxation. Very pun-heavy and not serious at all. The grammar is barely above the level of a dragon that fell on his head a lot as a hatchling. Still a fun read if you like stories where dragons win.

Project Universe 2_0
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This is the second time I've read through Vainqueur, and I still love it. It's what got me on RR and is still the best thing on it, despite heavy competition.  I don't really know what to say other than its great, read it and then read Voids other works. Also it's a completed work so no waiting for chapters or the dreaded hiatus!

 

While this is ostensibly a world conquering progression litRPG the characters are what makes it work. V&V are such a refreshing pair and their evolution feels earnt, they feel like they are the same characters from start to finish even though they change considerably over time.  The litRPG elements are fun and serve as a measure of success without being over the top and nitpicky, everything is set up well in advance and the story advances at a good pace, neither rushed nor dragging on.

I literally just reread this over 2 days and the only negative thing I can think of is that Void Herald hasn't written "2nd Edition, the Dalton Dynasty Campaign" yet.

All in all this is definitely my favourite litRPG and one of my favourite works of fiction, up there with things like Lord of the Rings.

 

Read it now.

 

It's awesome.