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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TheMoonsAnEye
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Vainqueur the dragon is a great read with hilarious and likeable characters, satirical spins on genre tropes and a world reminiscent of a tabletop rpg.

I found it to be engaging all the way through and at no point did I not want to read the next chapter!

 

Style

The style of void herald is unmistakable with a more lighthearted tone and plenty of well deserved character development. The wacky world and story does not often lend itself to more heavy topics such as genocide or sincere interactions but the writer knows when to tone down the wacky and zany to make way for touching scenes. 

 

Story

Whilst I won't delve into details to avoid spoilers the plot was great.

Following the titular character through his adventures and learning more about the world of otremonde with enough twists to keep it interesting but subverting twists just as much so that it becomes far harder to predict. 

 

Grammar

Not my strongest topic so this will be brief. 

When new chapters came out there were sometimes misused words or grammar but the writer would always fix these after being informed. 

 

Characters

The characters are very fun and contain elements of the "overpowered MC" trope without seeming forced or like a power fantasy, the characters are flawed enough to have each one given unique challenged throughout their development. As mentioned before the characters don't remain static throughout the story, as is often an issue in other works on this site where characters either remain unchanged or flip on a dime, they receive character development that does not feel forced but is influenced by the events in story that alters or shakes their world view. 

 

Summary

If you enjoy a fun adventure through a world full of wonders and intrigues with a whole cast of fun and quirky characters then this is a must read! 

 

 

 

 

Junduffer
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Unpredictable and ridiculous

Reviewed at: 152: The End

Whatever you think is going to happen next, the author multiplies that by 10. This story is chaotic and funny, and will absolutely not let you take it seriously. There is a character who attacks with smutty fanfiction. My only complaint is that it feels way too short compared to other stories on here, but it wraps up nicely

TheReaperKing
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Honestly it's been a wild ride but I waited to write this review until it was completed. First of all it's on my list as a must read up there with mother of learning by many means one of the best story's you will find on royal road and possible top 3 in lit RPG story's.

now why I think that for you curious folks. Style a absolutely phenomenal flip on a common trope that few think of and fewer pull off written skilfully in a creatively drawn world the whole thing was 1 ascension away from being a new style completely. So 5 out 5 on that front. 

Charector arguably the most important sub category of a story. Every single charector has a unique personality woven into the tappestry of the story so well they really feel like natives. Of course there are mob like personality's here and there but that's normal for a story with a whole new world developed. I think possibly they could of added some more variation in the accents and terms to emphasise different cultures but still excellent.

 

Grammer the simplest and easy I found few errors if any at all but I did find some here and there that's why it's not 5 but it's as close and reasonably possible without a crack team of proof readers and in no way impacts the reading quality. 

story the weakest link for the story I believe not because they failed far from it they drew my attention with a fluid and smooth story well written. Although I feel it was a little rushed and could have further depth. It didn't feel completely like the story matched with the world. Slightly like anomaly's In a world.

 

Overall one of the better story's I've read on this website a must read 5 out 5 generous yeah definitely bias most likely but non the less my personal opinion holds equal weight. So I'd advice you give it a good read if you don't like it I'm sorry for your loss.

Voidvortex
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Vainqueur is one of the best LitRPGs that you can find out there. The story perfectly captures the essence of a game world, the characters are interesting, with absolutly great main characters, that feel both unique and still familiar, plenty of interesting secondary characters, and more than enoght character development.

The story doesn't try to be longer than it needs, the progression feels natural, there are no unnecesary filler, there is some filler chapters to lower tension but they are really enjoyable and help to build both the tempo and the atmostphere. The ending doesn't feel rushed, something that is quite common in plenty of stories that don't try to overstrech themselves, but Vainqueur is not one of them.

Beyond that, the System, one of the core elements of a LitRPG, is one of the best and most fleshed out that I have ever seen, if not the best stright up. And the story doesn't fall in most LitRPG problems, trying to explain the system with infodumps or giving it more or less importance than the neccesary one. The system is important, but it is not the main character nor the only piece of worldbuilding.

If I might find a critique to this story, it's the title. It just isn't impactfull enoght given the quality of the story behind it.

This is a really enjoyable read, and one of the best stories in RoyalRoadl. If you haven't read it yet, I strongly recomend you to give it a try.

FuzzyZergling
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Vainqueur the Dragon is a fun and sometimes suprisingly emotional comedy litRPG/isekai.

Starring the morally ambiguous everyman isekai protagonist Victor and the hilariously greedy and vain (its right there in his name, come on) dragon Vainqueur, the story begins as a funny but somewhat shallow parody of litRPG tropes that blooms into a deeper but still comedic adventure.

While the power system is a bit loose for my personal tastes, the ridiculous and lovable cast more than make up for it. The evolution of the main duo's master/minion relationship takes obvious center stage, but the secondary cast and villains are all enjoyable as well. Some of the extended cast are a bit forgettable, but there isn't any character I can say I dislike.

 

Overall, this is a great (and complete!) story that I can recommend without reservation.

Assassinflood
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Amazing novel with a good ending the only thing it lacks is details in the battle scenes it leaves  much to the imagination so only people with great imagination could enjoy the epic scenes thes novel has.

It was a great story filled with great characters, funny jokesand i would read it again. 

Vrelak Gadhur
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Rejoice, reader, as you have found a great novel

Reviewed at: 149: The Last Battle

This novel holds a special place in my memories as the first and possibly best story I have ever read on Royal Road. While I can't say I was here at the beginning, if I recall correctly I started reading before the first volume was finished. As we are drawing to the end of the novel, I thought I should get around to adding a review. One thing I will say is that I will never give a five star in every category, simply because I believe it's not possible to create a book that perfect. If I have in the past, it was an error.

Style. This book Has many comedic moments, and as such doesn't feel as heavy as many other books I've read. However, it does have the necessary seriousness and intensity that is required at certain points. This provides a good balance.

Story. Overall, the story is good and solid, though it does feel weak at certain points. This is mostly okay though, because this book is mainly about the characters in my opinion.

Characters. The characters are good overall. There are likeable and hateable charcaters, with their own flaws and morals. There are many characters by the later chapters, but they get indtroduced gradually, so its not overwhelming. Throughout the book, we see characters develop and change in both their power and personality, which is nice. Too many novels have main characters that only change physically, and not mentally.

Grammar. Grammar errors are minimal and rare, and they all get fixed quickly. Not much else to say here.

Overall, you should definitely read this book, and is one of the greatest novels on this site.

Crap I clicked the spoiler button and don't know how to get rid of it

Oh no, in my attempts to get rid of the spoiler, i made another one

 

Ashlawrence
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A a cute, hilarious dragonsized adventure

Reviewed at: 28: Interlude: The Chocolatine Factory

Has unique twists, and relatable characters with an outlandish sense of humor from dragonkind. I particually enjoy the subtle randomness and quirks the story has, from one chapter to the next you can have multiple laughs in a single stroke and the unknown around the corner. While saying that I don't mean the story isn't incoherent, I mean that you never know what random thing will happen which usually sparks another laugh. Best dragon.

Uuuud Gvaga
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Is amazingly funny

brings me joy and laughter with every chapter

Watch out for unprotected charisma checks 

Sagaaa
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I luv this freaking dragon.

Reviewed at: 25: The Demon King

I freaking love this crazy dragon, I know usually dragons aren't logical, but this one is so absurdly awesome that even the ilogycal things he says end up seeming to be logical.

 

He loves his hoard, but he loves getting princesses more.

Just loving this one.

 

 

I ain't a very good reviewer ain't I? 😅😅😅