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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Zethuron
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When a dragon finds out about levels and quests.

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.

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.

The characters are fun, but that is sort of all they are. There is barely any depth to them so far. I guess that is due to that there are currently few chapters, so i hope that is set to change.

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, even if quite predictable in the direction it is taking. Quite hilarious however, especially with each new stop in V&V's adventure together bringing new experiences.

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.

Personally i hope this story can keep up the pace and not become stale, good stories with a monster MC thats are not a reincarnated human are quite rare.

A fun unusual story, that can get some laughs out of readers. Nothing truly special, but still a good lighthearted story to spend some time on while enjoying it. So come read it already!

 

krebain
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Rejoice manling minions!

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?

nf_zeta
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Absolutely, Hilariously, Awesome

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

Came looking for copper

Didn't know what was in store

I found gold

Which I absolutely adore. 

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. 

TarvaNova
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How is a book this awesome?!?!

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!

Saffron Heart
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The Haughty and Greedy Dragon. Recommended Read.

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.

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

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awesomeness follows when a dragon discovers that classes exist, and decides his old method of building his hoard is outdated.

elbonnyjunior
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i like it, what can i do about it.

it's pretty interesting and i think the strong suit in this series, it's the comedy. the MC (the dragon) grows a bit during each chapter, and his human minion learns to goad it to do less destructive actions. 

there's a whole lot a fun in between. the only thing i'm worried about it's the end game or the final objetive, since i don't really see a clear finish line with the story it could turn repetitive. 

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.”