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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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

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Darch
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BEHOLD THE MAJESTY OF VAINQUEUR, MANLINGS, FOR HE IS THE GREATEST CHARACTER TO EVER LIVE, IN FANTASY OR REALITY. 

this is not a joke. i do not have a 5 ton dragon who can melt steel beams with his breath looking over my shoulder. I am not a hostage. i do not need help. I DO NOT NEED HELP

welcome to the story of the second calamity of man. In this story, a dragon's human minion is extorted into making him rich beyond any of the other dragons. This human was never asked to be an isekai protagonist, but became one anyways because a sentient dice thought it would be funny to put a person who was evil on earth into a world who just overcame one calamity in a demon king, and now has a second one coming- the greatest of all dragons. 

I don't think i've ever laughed so hard as i have over the all the things Victor has to go through. Seriously. you need to pick this up. It'll make your day a little brighter. 

Kikanolo
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Hilarious Story with Great Premise

Reviewed at: 33: BFF

Vainqueur the Dragon is an extremely funny story with a unique and interesting premise.

The premise of the story is that a human thief in a fantasy world who happens to be reincarnated from Earth wakes up a dragon in a cave, and accidently allows it to discover the level and clss system of the world, which dragons had been exempt from prior to that point. The story then follows the misadventures of the two.

The strongest points of the story are the humor, style, and story choices. The humor is very well woven into the setting, dialogue, and character interactions. The humor is enchanced by some subversions of expectations and satirical takes on standard fantasy world elements. 

The story has largely moved in a positive direction, advancing the plot while taking time for comedy and worldbuilding, and avoiding the pitfall of getting tied up in its own jokes. 

The characters started off as very fun to follow but largely two-dimensional. However, the story has done a good job fleshing out the characters as it goes, and the characters have definitely become more complex and given further room to develop. 

As this point in the story, I am confident in saying that this story has not made the same mistakes as so many of its kind do and never advancing beyond its initial gimmick. This story has had its plot organically develop in a great direction, and I can't wait to see where the author takes it.

I would strongly recommend this story.

(Review as of Chapter 33)

Andrew B. Salmon
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Stands out from the pack -- as a Dragon should!

Reviewed at: 10: The Battle for Haudemer

Good adventure and comedy. I'm pleased to find this story. Highly enjoyable. One of the fictions on this site that I can unreservedly recommend to friends and family. I'm only ten chapters in, but I want to keep reading. It's not a chore to get through, unlike many I've tried on this site, and I've chuckled aloud several times while reading. 

Pros:

  • Unique twist on a tired genre
  • Entertaining and at times genuinely clever
  • Flows well and is easy to read
  • Fully fleshed out level and class system that's actually integrated into the world, rather than feeling like an add-on
  • Vainqueur!

Cons:

  • Grammar and spelling trips up every once in a while
  • PoV is not very consistent; this may simply be my preference, but the story works best when it's limited omniscience, 3rd person 
  • Character development is a bit trite/stale
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.

TarvaNova
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How is a book this awesome?!?!

Reviewed at: 11: Multiclassing

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!

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.”

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 

BrokenAtlas
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Thank you Void, please write more chapters

Reviewed at: 22: The Meat is Life

The grammar, spelling, and general technical skill this story is written with do their job wonderfully- they make the story more understandable, flow better and let me just leap in, in addition to doing their basic job of simply not breaking flow or immersion.

Edited because I noticed some mistakes, can't give 5 stars

 

Void has a certain flair to their works, it feels like a flight of fancy, yet my feet are still on some sort of surface. Kind of like jet-skiing or windsurfing. Which I like.

 

Despite being a whimsical, light hearted (in tone) comedy there is an emergent (background?) plot. It is emerging very tastefully and organically in my opinion, the hints are intriguing and what has been revealed captivating. I like the shape of the plot and think it adds a dimension to the story without taking away from its premise and style.

 

Finally,  the characters.  I love reading the character interactions and delight in the personalities on display- both of which fit in to the story's feel by being super-realistic whimsical caricatures of people that could exist.

Thank you Void. To anyone else reading this, try a few chapters

 

HURGMCGURG
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Well, first of all, let me say that I love this story. It's a fun, action-packed adventure about dragon named Vainqueur and his reluctant human minion, Victor, as they travel the world, slaying monsters, slaying humans, eating humans, and raking in as much gold as they can. Vainqueur and Victor have a good double act going, with lots of interesting people showing up for a bit. 

It's a good book if you're looking for a funny, light hearted comedy action fantasy mix. 

Keep in mind, you probably don't know where this story is going.