Vainqueur the Dragon

by Void Herald

Original ONGOING Adventure Comedy Fantasy Satire Anti-Hero Lead LitRPG Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Strong Lead

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?

(The original art of the cover picture was made by Björn Lensig

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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

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Zethuron
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When a dragon finds out about levels and quests.

Reviewed at: 35: Season Finale

I can assume most readers on this site are familiar with the common premise of the MC setting out on a adventure, fighting monsters, leveling up and getting stronger, gaining treasures and eventually battling great enemies like Dragons, Krakens or the Demon King. But what if its different and the MC setting out on his adventure is a Dragon who loves gathering treasures?

The story starts with a foolish adventurer makes the mistake of going in Vainqueur's lair to retrive a lost treasure, and thus waking up the great red dragon, after a short chat with the would be thief, the treasure-loving Vainqueur discovers that there is more about this world that he did not know, namely the existence of Classes and levels, so Vainqueur decides that he should go for another approach to gather more treasure for his hoard, by slaying monsters and completing quests, meanwhile the unlucky thief is conscripted as a minion and so they set out on an adventure of the kind thats is unseen so far in that world.

Now that volume 1 has come to an end, i can say that this story has gone beyond what i had originally expected of it, and became only better, its seriously such a great fun read.

Vainqueur is like a dragon should be: noble,arrogant and greedy. Yet not unwilling to change a bit to gain more out of that, to add to his evergrowing hoard and be able to brag to other dragons about it.

And then there is poor Victor, our unlucky thief who now finds himself conscripted as a minion of Vainqueur and thus tries to make the best out of his situation, yet that does not always go well.

In general the characters in the story are quite quirky, nicely developed even if they could be more, but i do not mind, as they have such a fun personality, especially Vainqueur The Great himself, Victor also quite grew on me, becoming only better as the story did progress, and then there are all those side-characters!

 

The world is just your average fantasy world with levels. Nothing really unique but still well constructed.

The plot so far has been nice and fun, and also rather wild and sort of unpredictable, it just stays fresh. This story is just hilarious and great, especially with each new stop in V&V's adventure together bringing new experiences, and the story seriously has kept up that, the plot is still going strong as of the end of volume 1, normally stories of this kind do quite get bogged down by their jokes, even if they maybe still are fun to read, they would be less than what they were, that has not happened here, as the story has progressed beyond being a story with only comedy, adding plot development and building out the characters.

Good grammar, no problems spotted so far while reading this story, so all is fine on that front.

The writing style is good, quite easy to read while enjoying it, to understand what is happening in the story. So far the worldbuilding has been nicely done, flowing well with the rest of the story without interrupting it at all. The story reads especially well, a part of the reason is the multiple viewpoints.

This story quite has delivered on what it promised, being a great fun read, especially for a story with a )non-reincarnated) monster protagnist and his human side-kick, i hope volume 2 can be just as great as volume 1 was, maybe even better!

 

A fun unusual story, that can get some laughs out of readers. It shows quite the promise for greatness, as it stays quite simple and true to its core concept, that is being a fun lighthearted story that is good for some serious laughs and brings you to even care for some of the characters. So come read it already, this story is just too good to miss!

 

nf_zeta
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Absolutely, Hilariously, Awesome

Reviewed at: 14: Just your average Hometown

Pretty much as the title says. This is a fun fiction which doesn't take itself too seriously, this includes the stat part which is usually my biggest problem with Litrpgs.

All the characters so far are awesome what with this being character driven but the overall story while minimal without a concrete direction is still entertaining and interesting enough to let the characters do their thing.

Grammar is on point for the most part, even if there are errors the writing is good enough to let you skim over them while your brain naturally fills in the right words.

Skeleton King
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All hail His Majesty, best of all dragons, Vainqueur Knightsbane

Reviewed at: 63: Bottomless Fear
Came looking for copper
Didn't know what was in store
I found gold
Which Dragons absolutely adore. 
Flying F-Salmon Extraordinaire
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Well... What to say. I stumbled into this fiction, when I got on Royalroad. It had like... 14 chapters released?

And up until now, It just doesn't disappoint.

I like the style a lot. It taking a twist on the Isekai genre is wonderful. 

The story... is sometimes a bit weird, which fully fits within its style. The way every arc turns out, is fresh, new and funny.

The grammar... Well. Is fine.

 

And the characters are what drives this story home. They are funny, if sometimes stereotypical, but always entertaining enough, as not to break the immersion. 

This story is a well rounded package that has everything one could wish from an above average story. Nothing godly. But I'd buy it's bovel series in hardcover. Whatever the shipping costs.

Mark Long
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It's a good story but I can not put my finger on why. It's like Gintama, weird but good fun. 

krebain
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Rejoice manling minions and assorted foodstuffs as you are graced with glorious opportunity to bask in glory of His Majesty, Red Dragon Vainqueur Knightsbane, First of his Name, Great Calamity of this Age and King of the Albain Mountains as he grows his treasure hoard via adventuring.

Despite audacity of being born in worst of the worlds (if it can even be called that due to inexplicable lack of dragons) you can still become minion or snack, after all Vainqueur is equal opportunity noble dragon. Learn how the job is done from your manling minion kin Minion (or Victor) as he does adequate job of plannig the dragon's route, picking quests, recruiting minions, collectings quest rewards, collecting and selling loot, negotiating with various nobles and planning dragon's class development.

You know, mundane stuff while Vainqueur Knightsbane applies his noble, majestic persona to worthwille pursuits such as growing treasure hoard, tasting sapients, collecting more gold, major landscaping via application of dragonbreath, adding to the treasure pile and obviously being most majestic and awesome being in the world.

MINION! What are you still doing here? Go and read awesome chronicle of Vainqueur's heroic exploits right now! And bring some cattle for a snack, unless you'd like to be one? Is there even point of having minions if you can't snack on them?

HURGMCGURG
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Well, first of all, let me say that I love this story. It's a fun, action-packed adventure about dragon named Vainqueur and his reluctant human minion, Victor, as they travel the world, slaying monsters, slaying humans, eating humans, and raking in as much gold as they can. Vainqueur and Victor have a good double act going, with lots of interesting people showing up for a bit. 

It's a good book if you're looking for a funny, light hearted comedy action fantasy mix. 

Keep in mind, you probably don't know where this story is going.

BrokenAtlas
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Thank you Void, please write more chapters

Reviewed at: 22: The Meat is Life

The grammar, spelling, and general technical skill this story is written with do their job wonderfully- they make the story more understandable, flow better and let me just leap in, in addition to doing their basic job of simply not breaking flow or immersion.

Edited because I noticed some mistakes, can't give 5 stars

 

Void has a certain flair to their works, it feels like a flight of fancy, yet my feet are still on some sort of surface. Kind of like jet-skiing or windsurfing. Which I like.

 

Despite being a whimsical, light hearted (in tone) comedy there is an emergent (background?) plot. It is emerging very tastefully and organically in my opinion, the hints are intriguing and what has been revealed captivating. I like the shape of the plot and think it adds a dimension to the story without taking away from its premise and style.

 

Finally,  the characters.  I love reading the character interactions and delight in the personalities on display- both of which fit in to the story's feel by being super-realistic whimsical caricatures of people that could exist.

Thank you Void. To anyone else reading this, try a few chapters

 

mrtats
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If gold is most valuable thing for a Dragon's hoard

Reviewed at: 18: Uninvited Guests

Then this story is gold for my hoard. 

Has a good twist for LitRPG subgenre. Characters are funny and feel fleshed out if they are not fodder. 

Grammar wise there wasn't any mistake that I could find or notice.

Author's style is attention-grabbing. 

So go on and read this story and have some fun. 

Also please consider joining as a minion.

 

Nyx Wylde
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Love it! Having two viewpoints works for this story.

Reviewed at: 6: Gather the Minions

Pure awesomeness follows when a dragon discovers that classes exist, and decides his old method of building his hoard is outdated.