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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I enjoy the humor a great amount. It is only amplified by the fact it has a leveling system that seems to enjoy pointing out peculiar things. I enjoy the godly characters, especially moon man (psuedo cthulhu with greek prophet vibes) since he can't seem to stop giving out prophecies. best of luck Voidherald

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Best Crack Fic in my opinion

Reviewed at: 101: Empathy Training

As a general rule I dislike crack humor but this story has managed to keep my interested for over a hundred chapters. I honestly couldn't say what seperates it from other crack fics other than the fact that it's really well written and updates fairly often. 

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Beautiful blend of humour and progression

Reviewed at: 91: The Superboss

This is absolutely beautiful. The author is able to insert amazing wit and cultural references, while preserving the litrpg progression side. The characters are great, the storyline, though made for humour is nonetheless perfectly coherent, the style is enthralling and there are absolutely no typos or grammar mistakes.


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Creative Story, Fun Dialogue, very male-centered

Reviewed at: 9: Gods and Zombies

I'm having a lot of fun with the story, find it a little too male chauvinist (which I understand is the point of the MC). 

Vainqueur's character is hilarious and well written. 

Overall a great light read.

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I'm sorry, it's just that good. This story is undeniably one of my favorite ones. From the near-zealous application of DnD-like elements to the unique characters—I fucking love it.

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Passes the "is not depressing" test, with flying colors.

Reviewed at: 79: Dragon on the Shore

Some stories on RR are about good people accidentally turning evil.  You know the ones.  This story is the opposite - its about evil people accidentally turning good... or at least Lawful Capitalist.

Humour is very much subjective,  but I think its hilarious. You'll know if Best Dragon Vainqueer is for you within the first few chapters.

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I am not go on some fancy rant as to why this book is great. All you need to know is that this book is the most entertaining book on this entire site without question. It is original, exciting and funny as hell. READ IT!

Avery Light
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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.

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THe story we never knew we needed.

Reviewed at: 76: Graduation Day

Vainqueur the Dragon is an absolutely wonderful story that has great characters, an interesting world, intersting and entertaining villians, and a recipe for both comedy and action that will have you on the edge of your seat and rolling around on the floor in uncontrollable laughter all at the same time.  Follow our main characters, Vainquer Knightsbane the dragon, and his cheif of staff/friend Victor Dalton in their adventures through the world of Outremonde, as they create empires, battle dangerous foes, and just cause aboslute chaos.  This is a story that once you start reading, you will never stop until it's over(or you catch up to the present.)

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Honestly, this is just one of those stories. That good ol 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 balenced out, lighthearted, well paced, humorous story.


There is no boring part of the story, the side charecters are fun, the main charecters 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.