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

  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score
  • Total Views :
  • 1,852,292
  • Average Views :
  • 21,792
  • Followers :
  • 7,807
  • Favorites :
  • 2,885
  • Ratings :
  • 2,362
  • Pages :
  • 878
Go to Table of Contents
Rate it
Fiction breaking rules? Report
Void Herald

Void Herald

Internet-powered Wizard

1st Anniversary
Word Count (15)
Top List #3
Great Review (IV)
Fledgling Reviewer (I)
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

Leave a review

Sort by:
  • Overall Score

If you are fiending for that next great story on RoyalRoad and have not given this story a shot, shame on you!

  • Overall Score

A Consistent Character-Driven Comedy

Reviewed at: 79: Dragon on the Shore

The premise of this story is inherently comedic: a thief, Victor Dalton, gets caught stealing from a dragon's hoard. Vainqueur the Dragon is as haughty and prideful as he is powerful, but he's also quite needy and has some lowkey abandoment issues (not that he would ever admit it). Vainqueur learns of the system, takes his first level, and promptly decides to begin a lucrative career as the world's first dragon adventurer. This much you probably know from either the author's description or the first few chapters. What you can't know from a glance, though, is this: 79 chapters, an empire, and a shit ton of gold later, this story is just as entertaining as it was on day 1. Vainqueur and Victor's evolving relationship is one of the most fun character dynamics I've seen on this site. 5/5 would highly recommend.

  • Overall Score

My only regret is I skipped this title for so long. It's an amazing, funny, and brilliant story. I wish they should make an anime out of it. Great job. 

  • Overall Score

I like it. Isn’t sure what else to say.... Meep!

  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score

One of the best in Royalroad

Reviewed at: 64: Dawnfall

Nearly perfect in every area it excels. Humour, character growth, stereotypes and jokes. You can't stop reading when you started to read first 5-6 chapters. What is even more good is the more you read, the more intriguing the story becomes. What can I say? Not reading this story is your loss. Just start already.

  • Overall Score

One can't summarize this without sounding insane.  The chapters themselves are models of directed chaos but the over all story is barely held in order with the romping characters and plot.


Give the first 3 chapters a try and you will finish the story.

Doctor Zero
  • Overall Score

I really enjoy reading Vainqueur.  Excellent work author.  

  • Overall Score

a very good story the author listens to cronstuctive feedback without being bitter about it and most importantly this story has good charecters and a direction the sotry seems to be moving in while being enjoyable

  • Overall Score

Often we find a good comedy story that starts great. Then it slowly goes too far in one style or another. Think of how many parody movies just went too far and ended up stupid instead of funny.  

This story is one of those great examples of humor that never goes too far over the limits yet dances that edge so wonderfully. From start to its latest update there is something to laugh or smile about in each chapter. 

Redeyes Eclipse
  • Overall Score

i enjoyed every moment of this story keep of the good work and ty