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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Juan Jose Sanchez Rojas
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It is a flying tank not just enough to go some kingdom and get into his vault would think that over the years and the fact of being a dragon of greed would make him more cunning than other dragons.
It boasts of the nobility and does poor tasks of humans in adventures .__. 

namesarehard
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If you are fiending for that next great story on RoyalRoad and have not given this story a shot, shame on you!

RuneSlayrr
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It's a good novel, and the comedy lands really well at first... Then it just becomes annoying really annoying and as much as I liked Victor in the beginning, he has become a character with next to no change and is wierdly passive.

Khalaenas
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I like it. Isn’t sure what else to say.... Meep!

halocaf
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This is good not great, to me

Reviewed at: 10: The Battle for Haudemer

I like the mc but the story is not for me it just lack somthing i do enjoy the comedy it just not on a level with most of the other funny good novels on royalroad no hate just My OPN

ATCkit
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I have read to chapter ten and all I have been thinking is what the hell is this supposed to be.

I was under the impression this is supposed to be a comedy yet the most that we got in that regard are some witty conversations between Vainqueur and Victor or like in chapter 6 when we were introduced to the kobolds where they did this parody of power rangers and team rockets introduction. For the most part all of its very bland and not very funny.

here is an example 

Spoiler: Spoiler

the biggest problem with this work is that the relationship between victor and Vainqueur is not only uninteresting but downright insufferable and uninspired.

Victor doesn't want to be there and that is apparent in his interactions with Vainqueur. so far the most he has done in the way of addressing this is in internal monologues/thoughts complaining or pacifying/comforting himself rather than say plan in any meaningful way. making him more of a passive participant in this story. (note he does make a plan in chapter 4 but it's worthless here's a recap in the spoilers below}

Spoiler: Spoiler

 

This is problematic seeing as he is half the narrative focus, this means that for the most part, you end up with a yes man that doesn't contribute to the development of anything like the progression of the plot or more interesting interactions with the dragon.

we are strung along as the dragon stumbles along doing dumb shit that has no bearing on the progression of the plot nor is it productive in any way.

We ended up getting pulled along from the start by the dragon despite minor attempts to steer him by Victor. like in chapter 4x he says “Hunt the kraken of Messaline, Your Majesty? Manling Victor suggested." in response to 

We return to my hoard to add them to it, and then we go…” The dragon left the sentence hanging.

Yet we ended up watching him fight small fires recognized as such in the spoilers above for some reason.

here are my personal thoughts on how things should have gone.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 

 

 

LordGrayKnight
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Yep. That title and summary are 100% correct. this story is about the VAINEST dragon you will ever see and the unlucky thief that awoke him from his "nap". It would be perfect but the dragon and his minion both take away half a star because of their motivations.

 

Cryptic7
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I don't know if it gets better but I got to chapter 8 and the personality of the dragon annoys me so I had to stop. Maybe I'll come back and give it another try. Maybe there's some character development later on. It was an easy to read and well written piece so far though

MisoDumplingSoup
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Its pretty funny but I got bored of it pretty quickly. I don't really like Victor as a character. That red dragon Vainqueur is a money hungry idiotic dragon part of the comic relief I guess. The writing is fine since I can understand it and enjoy it. I think it is a relaxing decent comic relief novel which didn't have me wheezing but certainly made me chuckle a bit. Try it out.

Lycanthropedeity
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Victor isnt a well thought out character at all.

Reviewed at: 128: Opening Salvo

This story is one of the better stories on royalroad.com. The dragon follows all the stereotypes involved while also including some comedic effects that come out well. But I think the biggest problem for me right now is victor and how boring he is. Everything he does is underrated and under used by the Author. Victor is just some annoying guy who never learns his lesson while being a closet narcissist who considers himself some kind of superior being to a littleral dragon. Its just crazy how dumb all of his choices are in most of the story. Victor doesn't want to learn and that makes him some boring guy whos hogging up most of the story when i came to read about a dragon learning how humans work while retaining his dragon like nature. hopefully he get betters significantly better. The dumest thing victor did was constantly try to antagonize Vainqueur knowing that eventually he'd get caught when the dragon became smarter also thats just kinda self harming when his ultimate goal is surviving in the long haul. Im currently not able to read the story because of him being a nuisance to a otherwise awsome dragon story.