Vainqueur the Dragon

by Void Herald

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

Vainqueur is now available on Amazon! Book 1, Book 2

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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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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Unpredictable and ridiculous

Reviewed at: 152: The End

Whatever you think is going to happen next, the author multiplies that by 10. This story is chaotic and funny, and will absolutely not let you take it seriously. There is a character who attacks with smutty fanfiction. My only complaint is that it feels way too short compared to other stories on here, but it wraps up nicely


I luv this freaking dragon.

Reviewed at: 25: The Demon King

I freaking love this crazy dragon, I know usually dragons aren't logical, but this one is so absurdly awesome that even the ilogycal things he says end up seeming to be logical.


He loves his hoard, but he loves getting princesses more.

Just loving this one.



I ain't a very good reviewer ain't I? 😅😅😅


It's actually rather funny - which is always a rare find. Even has internal logic, as far as such things go. 

Definitely recommended!


The constant subversion of tropes and expectations never fails to impress, and even more amazingly what was generally painted as a bleak and dark future look positively shiny. It's rare for a novel to contain so much joy in them, and this one has it in abundance and more. The complete opposite of Worm or Warden, but just as good.

EDIT (Added after reading the whole story): Possibly the only web novel ever that's going to be educational even for older people. 


I started reading Vainqueur when the author released the 15th chapter. I have followed along with the story as it progressed.  I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and I enjoyed every moment. I recommend this story to others, and they have all loved it.

It is truly rare on this site to actually complete a story, let alone a well written and loved story. Some other authors might have continued to expand their story, until it reached wuxia story leangths. The author was wise enough not to do that...(at the time of this review). 

Void, thank you for completing this wonderful story. You did something truly difficult and risky, and you pulled it off. Best of luck on whatever you decide to do next.


Go read it wont dissapoint

Reviewed at: 152: The End

Worth your time reading. The beginning isnt as fun, but the writing gets better, the author finds his style. I was worried that this was gonna be: protaganist is OP from the beginning, but it was not and it turned out great. A must read from on royalroad.  How am i not at 50 words yet 

Tenno Turian

It hath taken me days. DAYS to finish binge reading this beautiful and glorious fiction and I hunger for MORE. Highly recommend if you desire fantasy, comedy and shenanigans!


Beautiful blend of humour and progression

Reviewed at: 91: The Superboss

This is absolutely beautiful. The author is able to insert amazing wit and cultural references, while preserving the litrpg progression side. The characters are great, the storyline, though made for humour is nonetheless perfectly coherent, the style is enthralling and there are absolutely no typos or grammar mistakes.



I'm sorry, it's just that good. This story is undeniably one of my favorite ones. From the near-zealous application of DnD-like elements to the unique characters—I fucking love it.


Passes the "is not depressing" test, with flying colors.

Reviewed at: 79: Dragon on the Shore

Some stories on RR are about good people accidentally turning evil.  You know the ones.  This story is the opposite - its about evil people accidentally turning good... or at least Lawful Capitalist.

Humour is very much subjective,  but I think its hilarious. You'll know if Best Dragon Vainqueer is for you within the first few chapters.