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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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 

aaronboxaaron
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This book is mostly a comedy relating to standard tropes of fantasy, I would recommend it to people who are seeking a light-hearted book that is quite whimsical.

 

I would not recommend it to people who disklike overpowered mc's and people who dislike there not being a lot of emotional investment.

Deidrre
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This story started super fun, went onto epic but somehow still managed to be fun.

I like when the tags advertising the story fit. Here they fit 100%

The story is well paced, without the heroes having the long explaining monologs and with just the right mix of humour and adventure, with a little dash of politics and the stress of running a country.

Spoiler:

Beware there is a Plot armor. Like in an a tual armor

 

Shadow avenger
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It's been one happyland of a ride with breath taking humour, amazing battles, crazy shinanagins and a friendship like non other. 

I can certainly say this is my favorite story and I'm happy it got such an amazing and enjoyable ending and I'll be looking forward to the next. 

Rainboweclipse
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The story was so entertaining it never felt like the author was stretching with filler the humor wasn't stale the characters were fleshed out and actually changed throughout the story and the ending was extremely satisfying. Even the downtime was entertaining with the mix of humor and actual plot. Not to mention the fact that even with how many LitRpg stories there are this one is still really unique. Definitely one of if not my favorite story in here.

DinoXander
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It has been a pleasure to follow this story from the beginning, it has a lot of humor and action to enjoy it was amazing to read and follow.

 

What started off as an unwilling minionship / partnership has ended in friendship through twists and turns it is simply amazing.

Thanks for the amazing story hope the next one is even better.

Happy Little Misery
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I am adding this one to my hoard.

Reviewed at: 150: Valhalla

I waited for almost 6 months since I started reading for the story to finish so I can finally post a review. And it was worth it.

Overall score 10/5

It is for stories like these that I wish RR had an option to give 10/10.

Style: 5/5

Clean, understandable, varied vocabulary. Unlike other litRPGs, it doesn't water the story down to just numbers. In fact, you can skip that part entirely and savour the story regardless. A big plus is that the author doesn't overexplain and uses the archetype-al terms everyone knows to quickly get down to the core of the story. 

Story: 5/5

You know you made it when you can make meta-commentary jokes on your own story. The only bad thing about this story is that it ends.

It takes you from 0 to 100 and keeps going. I am often surprised that the story always manages to come out unique and break another ceiling. Another funny thing is that despite being a comedy oriented story, there are still 0 plotholes. 

Character score: 5/5

The story boasts an extremely wide palette of characters- you will find anything and everything from talking cats to eldritch gods. All the characters are well written, fleshed out, and fit a certain niche. 

Grammar: 5/5

I gave it 4.5/5 in a review just so people don't say I am biased. I have seen some minor mistakes (which were fixed immediately once commented.) and the author is writing so fast I honestly don't know how the work is so clean. 

Author: 10/5

I have quite a few good things to say about Void Herald. First of all, he is a beast! Posting a fully completed chapter every 2-3 days is honestly god-level writing. Now add to the fact that this is mostly a comedy piece. And that the jokes/punchlines/funny things are bound to the very narrow field. 

He interacts with his readers and answers questions- something I see as a big plus. He posts music, fan art, polls, thanks to his patreons. Engaging your reader-base is important, he does it all.