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

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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
Chilling_Monk
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Amusing piece of Dragon Litrpg

Reviewed at: 76: Graduation Day

If you read the blue Mage raised by Dragons and liked the Humour you are gonna like this one as well. 

 

Lighthearted approach to a grossly overpowered being gaining access to the „system“ 

 

Update : this Story has aged better then any wine, author keeps finding tropes and references that catch me off guard again and again and the hilarity just keeps going on.

Diamond Class Story Imo 

 

 

Deathless
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Absolutely fantastic. Refreshing tone and great character dynamic. 

Litrpg101
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10/5, great story, would recommend. Hilarious storyline with good story building.

Fox_spirit
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Awsome awesome awesome  awesome  awesome  awesome  awesome  awesome 

Level1Disciple
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Just finished volume 1 and have to say that this story started strong, and only got better. I'm normally not the biggest fan of inhuman protagonists, but Vainqueur is an exception. The comedy hooked me early on, but the dynamic between Vainqueur and his Chief of Staff is what makes this story such a great read. Volume 1 is a comedy through and through, with stats and powerups in the background. Vainqueur is primarily focused on amassing wealth. However, as Vainqueur's intelligence and humility grows, so too does his ambition. 

Vainqueur is a scaley scrooge, and is also fully convinced that dragons are immortal beings, with death being a 'birth defect.' But as he faces strong foes and suffers losses, both monetrily and in combat, he is forced to do something that few dragons have ever done--acknowledge his own mortality.

I hope volume 2 will be every bit as funny as volume 1 was, but I'm also interested to see Vainqueur's new drive in action, as he and Victor fight their way to godhood... Then proceed to ring every last baby coin from the gods, amassing the greatest horde in history!

Henry Joseph Thiel
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Non human protagonist? Check.

Snowballing misunderstandings? Check.

Self aware humor? Check.

Lampshading and playing true to tropes? Check.

Character development? Oh yes.

I enjoyed this story from the moment I found it and wish I could read more. Luckily as of this posting the author seems to be intending to write a volume 2.

Since I couldn't wait, I reread volume one in one go again and loved it a second time.

 

-1 star because there are no otters

+1 star because the Kobold Rangers are awesome

-1 star because I can't afford to get fanart of the Kobold Rangers as Pink and I want to

+5 stars for being an engaging story where the characters make sense, nothing is overpowered that shouldn't be (and even then has failure modes), and the human protagonist gets Vainquerized to acceptable levels as a starting point.

 

 

Neviance
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Amusing and clever, with impressive power, Vainqueur the Dragon pulled me in right away. The personality of each character gives this good book a unique flair. The dragon is vain with an endearingly small attention span, and his minion does what he has to to get by.

You should give this a read if you're looking for a bit of humor with a very different MC in a gamelit. Among the best of RR.

NetiZen
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What happens when the most op fantasy creature, dragons, gain access to the fair omnipotent MC factory known as 'the system'? Antics, shinanigens, and this story right here.

Ok, I need two hundred characters so lets go further, thought it may be a bit dry.

this is a comedy  bromance story set in a fantasy world paralel to earth.  Victor the protag is a charismatic thief who uses his street smarts and satyr realism to survive in a fantasy world.  Vainquar the real protag Knightsbane (with a capital K he can tell and he is listening... maybe its over 200 characters so maybe not) Calamity of his age King of the Albanion mountains is the real protag and quickly hijacks the story the protags life and all good things like any good natured protag should.  Hijinks and shinanigens ensue in a very bromantic way that will captivate all the hearts and minds of bromantics everywhere!