Vainqueur the Dragon

by Void Herald

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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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Just what I needed in a novel. Vanqueur, best dragon!


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. 


But would he like a super ultra shiny dragon statue- if it was made of lead??

Reviewed at: 59: Fangs in the Night

One of those books that actually makes you laugh out loud while reading it so that everyone on the bus stares at you like you have problems. 

Honestly, a dragon so vain it lives up to its name crossed with some terrbile stockholm syndrome seems to be a recipie for success. 

Only complaint i can find is that some of the characters (like victor) seem to gain alot of useless skills that I cant help but lose track of, making me feel that when he does gain something its not really important. 

Definitively delivered on being a comedy, while keeping you entertained throughout. Heavily recommend. 


The story is silly and the characters awesome. The relationship between minion Victor and Vainqueur alone makes this worth a read. 

It strikes a nice balance between excitement, comedy and small parts of seriousness. Yet it never loses its light-hearted tone and overall silliness. It is honestly just fun to read, and one of the stories where I read the newest chapter the second I see it being out.



A Consistent Character-Driven Comedy

Reviewed at: 79: Dragon on the Shore

The premise of this story is inherently comedic: a thief, Victor Dalton, gets caught stealing from a dragon's hoard. Vainqueur the Dragon is as haughty and prideful as he is powerful, but he's also quite needy and has some lowkey abandoment issues (not that he would ever admit it). Vainqueur learns of the system, takes his first level, and promptly decides to begin a lucrative career as the world's first dragon adventurer. This much you probably know from either the author's description or the first few chapters. What you can't know from a glance, though, is this: 79 chapters, an empire, and a shit ton of gold later, this story is just as entertaining as it was on day 1. Vainqueur and Victor's evolving relationship is one of the most fun character dynamics I've seen on this site. 5/5 would highly recommend.


This is my first review, this is also the first book I ever read on RR.

It's amazing.

I'll admit at first I rated this baby 4 1/2 

Now I'm rating five star.

It's one of the most original stories I've read and he does it so well! The humor is excellent and the characters are hilarious,

Read it.

You won't regret it.


My only regret is I skipped this title for so long. It's an amazing, funny, and brilliant story. I wish they should make an anime out of it. Great job. 


One of the best in Royalroad

Reviewed at: 64: Dawnfall

Nearly perfect in every area it excels. Humour, character growth, stereotypes and jokes. You can't stop reading when you started to read first 5-6 chapters. What is even more good is the more you read, the more intriguing the story becomes. What can I say? Not reading this story is your loss. Just start already.


It has been a while since i was able to read a story like this.

A well pace serie with well wrote character a captivating plot and a good system

Truly one of the best  litrpg story i read on royal road

(As of now there are 46 chapter, so my review may  change later)😁


Often we find a good comedy story that starts great. Then it slowly goes too far in one style or another. Think of how many parody movies just went too far and ended up stupid instead of funny.  

This story is one of those great examples of humor that never goes too far over the limits yet dances that edge so wonderfully. From start to its latest update there is something to laugh or smile about in each chapter.