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
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

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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.

Saffron Heart
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The Haughty and Greedy Dragon. Recommended Read.

Reviewed at: 18: Uninvited Guests

An enjoyable and entertaining read overall.

Vanqueuer is a prideful Dragon whose greatest desire is to accumalate a large, shiny pile of gold and other precious items. Combine him with a subordinate human whose current ambition is to get laid (or "breed" as the dragon terms it) -- and you have a delectable comedic treat. The story is about how the great dragon and his loyal minons go adventuring using a RPG system.

Haven't found any obvious flaws in any aspect yet. 
The dialogue is cool, and fleshes out the interesting character traits of each character. An easy read with no mind-numbing descriptions or superfluous details. Too early to judge the world-building, but it is a standard fantasy setting.

I feel like there are too many skills gained too fast to even keep track of in one person, but doesn't take much away from the drama elements of the story.

As of chapter 17, we are just beginning to see the formation of the plot and the obstacles that our characters must overcome to achieve their goals. The relationships between the dragon and his minions is also being established.

So I'll keep updating this review as the plot thickens.

Sage Drunk Kitty
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A wonderful story about what happens when a dragon is introduced to the System and the concept of being paid to kill and loot things. A few minor typos here and there. A fun, lighthearted read.

Bonus points for having a non-reincarnated dragon main character.

dcs5782
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I haven't had so much fun reading a story in a long 6 months and this was good 

Not really much of a review but if your looking for a good laf read this and so far I dont have many negatives to say about this only 1 and that is that the dragon is a little dim in the head 

raga
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I just spent the last hour laughing so hard that my ribs are aching, my throat is sore, and I can barely read my eyes are so teary.  This is one of the funniest things I've read, and I read a lot.  Strongly recommended - when finished, I expect this to become an all time favorite novel (please, please finish/continue it).  If I could give six stars I would.

TarvaNova
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How is a book this awesome?!?!

Reviewed at: 11: Multiclassing

This book is BLEEPING HILARIOUS!!! Great premise and execution, and even great grammar and sentence structure! You have to read this book, and I personally can't wait to see where this story goes!

MichaelTheWizard
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It’s a unique premise, set in a classic world. It’s basically about a dragon who realizes, “Why be the end boss when you can be the one who kills the end boss.”

Darch
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BEHOLD THE MAJESTY OF VAINQUEUR, MANLINGS, FOR HE IS THE GREATEST CHARACTER TO EVER LIVE, IN FANTASY OR REALITY. 

this is not a joke. i do not have a 5 ton dragon who can melt steel beams with his breath looking over my shoulder. I am not a hostage. i do not need help. I DO NOT NEED HELP

welcome to the story of the second calamity of man. In this story, a dragon's human minion is extorted into making him rich beyond any of the other dragons. This human was never asked to be an isekai protagonist, but became one anyways because a sentient dice thought it would be funny to put a person who was evil on earth into a world who just overcame one calamity in a demon king, and now has a second one coming- the greatest of all dragons. 

I don't think i've ever laughed so hard as i have over the all the things Victor has to go through. Seriously. you need to pick this up. It'll make your day a little brighter. 

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.