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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Void Herald

Void Herald

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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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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



If gold is most valuable thing for a Dragon's hoard

Reviewed at: 18: Uninvited Guests

Then this story is gold for my hoard. 

Has a good twist for LitRPG subgenre. Characters are funny and feel fleshed out if they are not fodder. 

Grammar wise there wasn't any mistake that I could find or notice.

Author's style is attention-grabbing. 

So go on and read this story and have some fun. 

Also please consider joining as a minion.


Random Passerby

Honestly, this is just one of those stories. That good ole reliable story. It's a dark humor comedy action story. It all balances up. The humor keeps my spirits lifted and has indeed cracked me up far too many times than a story about an arrogant dragon that is socially insecure and his sarcastic minion should. It's a balanced out, lighthearted, well paced, humorous story.


There is no boring part of the story, the side characters are fun, the main characters are fun, the descriptions are short and concise, the romance is fun, and the story is overall wholesome. You can finish a chapter of this book and feel giddy, refreshed, and content with what you just read.

Oh and the chapter release schedule is a good every 2 or 3 days. None of that shaky whenever 3 week bullshit.

This is a real treasure to find in Royal Road. I have been reading this story for a while and I decided it was high time I wrote a review on it. I hope that you found this review helpful.


Near the end, it kinda gets in to the ridiculous zone when you get into the late chapters.  It used to be a sense of humor, but now it is just hard to keep track of.


Avery Light

Wow, what a ride! This really is something else. So many five stars and the antics of the dragon and his trusty minion didn't disappoint.

Vainqueur best dragon indeed.


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!


Sadly there are very few completes stories that were as as consistently good and fun as this one, and I am very glad I picked this story.

Plenty of "meta" jokes and just enought OP characters to keep things both interesting while not overdoing the drama.

Definitely a must read.


Dragons, comedy, drama and overall an actually coherent story. With a satisfying conclusion to boot. honesly the way that characters are developed and interact with each other is just so satisfying and funny. With a dragon protagonist as well. The power level is good and the rpg elements are very good. def a must read


This is a great LitRPG story, I really enjoyed reading it. What grabbed my attention when I first started reading it was the fact that the main perspective is from a Dragon and what would normally be the typical main character is just the sidekick, the minion. It's a great and interesting twist that sets it apart from other LitRPGs.

Edit: Bring back the old cover.


Creative premise. Great original main characters that stayed true to their personlity throughout the story. Large, supporting characters; I wish some of the support characters had more name variation to better keep them all straight in my head ( 4 have the letter "C" and 3 or 4 have the letter "M".) 

It was filled with cleaver and hilarious jokes. I won't spoil any, but on a couple of occasions the author would repeat a few of them, which decreases their fun factor. But it is a long story and that can happen on occasions.

I highly recommend this. This is a must read for those who like a lightheard, humourous dragon tale!


Very funny, LitRPG-isekai parody about a dragon who becomes an adventurer, essentially, and the hapless minion dragged along with him. Vainqueur is a joy and, as a result, the best parts of this story are character-driven: most of what happens is a perfectly natural consequence of a dragon, absolutely certain that he is the centre of the universe, coming up against that universe and seeing what gives way. That's not to say that the plot isn't also engaging: it moves along at a good pace and there's some great action. The ending is spectacular and satisfying.

So why not five stars? Like a lot of serials, it could really use some editing. A lot of editing. Not little grammar stuff, real cuts: the author swings between writing a genuinely good genre story and jamming in unnecessarily referential gags, like Orknoob, Dungeon Poker (a Yu-Gi-Oh! parody) and the 5-coloured Kobod Rangers. It's not that this isn't funny (though I don't think all of it is), just that most of it doesn't really serve the story at all.