Truth Seeker: A LitRPG Timeloop

Truth Seeker: A LitRPG Timeloop

by KrazeKode
Co-Author: Werds_Are_Tough

Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Traumatising content

What was supposed to be a simple delivery ended up taking Jennifer through the depths of the dungeon. A trial of life and death left her with a mark seared on not just her body, but her very soul. If that wasn’t enough, when she escaped the dungeon, she found her city in flames, burning as monstrous invaders slaughtered everyone they came across. Including her.

When Jennifer closed her eyes, she was certain her life had taken an unfair and tragic turn. But then she opened them only to find none of it had ever happened.

The only proof she hadn’t gone mad, the mark on her hand, burning with an inner fire.

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Note: This story is a first draft and a work in progress.

A random short prompt I wrote on the topic of time abilities which, now I'm writing more of. The story will be updated once every week.

A big thank you to Asviloka for making the cover. 

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
1 — Silver Meetings ago
2 — An Unexpected Delve ago
3 — A Mark and A Trial ago
4 — End of a Mark ago
5 — Back in Time ago
6 — Glass Truths ago
7 — Appraisal ago
8 — Sudden Encounters ago
9 — Valour Meets Time ago
10 — Adventurers ago
11 — A Long Talk ago
12 — The Guild ago
13 — Bloodshard ago
14 — The Offer ago
15 — Scampy Tails ago
16 — Lessons ago
17 — A Day Off ago
18 — Gearing Up ago
19 — A Quest of Slime ago
20 — Poison and Psyche ago
21 — Xar, The Mark of Psyche ago
22 — To Share A Truth ago
23 — Status Check ago
24 — Fated Strings ago
25 — Deceit in Blood ago
26 — Living Nightmares ago
27 — A Second Time ago
28 — Apprentice Mage ago
29 — Broken Memories ago
30 — New Spells ago
31 — Mana Circulation ago
Interlude — Spider in a Cage ago
32 — Skewered Rats ago
33 — Feathers of Light ago
34 — Damp Graves ago
35 — Third Time’s the Charm ago
36 —The Death of Dragons ago
37 — To the South ago
38 — Shackles of Sand ago
39 — An Aura of Glass ago
40 — Bigger Problems ago
41 — To Sing of Metal and Glass ago
42 — To Forge [Eternity] ago
43 — The Church of Sera ago
44 — Allies Once More ago
45 — Friends and Demons ago
46 — Mark of The Fated Sword ago
47 — To Save a Spider ago
48 — Demonic Webs ago
49 — True Bond ago
50 — To Witness the End ago

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A Growing Snowball, just like the cover!

Reviewed at: 11 — A Long Talk

Just eleven chapters in and already feels like it's going places. It vaguely reminds me of Mother of Learning with how it's begun with a time loop ending in multiple disasters after exactly a month. The strength of these time loop stories is they can simultaneously have absurd levels of dangers without placing the protagonist in immediate consequential harm, which works absolutely amazingly with an inexperienced peotagonist thrown into the chaos of violence and uncertainty.

The buggest strength of the story thus far is definitely how far out of her depth the MC is with mysterious magical forces and mysteries and maybe even something resembling destiny flying around and dictating her choices for her. This is definitely one of those unasked for adventures with the protagonist dragged kikking and screaming into the main plot.

The story so far has been a slow set up for whatever exciting things are het to come with very little true exposition other than setting uo questions and mysteries that take their sweet time to be answered and virtually no litRPG style power progression as of het despite that likely being a major consideration further into the story.

The writing is pretty well done with various diverse characters and scene of differing emotional qualities thrown at us at a pace that makes you want to keep turning pages. This is not one of the regukar webserials were answers come quickly and plot develops slowly and it's totally worth it.

baelrath
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There is a character. Its adorable. And its not even the MC (yet).

The plot is refreshing. The resets aren't all Min/Max, even when the MC tries to make them so.

The plot is mercurial due to the nature of the resets and the actions taken in them.

So far the pacing between whats new and gets added/learned verses the MC knowing their need to train and get stronger doing the same thing in the loops is good and allows a somewhat equilibrium.

Rightly so, based on different interactions, characters have more and more layers peeled back from them.

 

Monus
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Listen, if you are looking forward to a fantasy story, that is only remotely LitRPg this is a story for you. Numbers (well the mana pool) are going up, but we don't really see them.

The story follows Jessica, a lass that got herself a fancy thingy with which she can go back in the past. So far so unoriginal, but where the story shines is its worldbuilding, the characters, and the overall execution.

Many authors have one great idea, and that is it. The story involves beastman or something else as the authors try to fill a story with fantastical elements. Kraze does not - well he also has some type of common fantastical creatures - follow the standard ideas of the nowadays common LitRPG story but - with slight inspiration from MoL - creates a unique and interesting universe.

Culain
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LitRPG and Timeloop - sign me up

Reviewed at: 34 — Damp Graves

Loving this LitRPG story - plus elements of Mother of Learning, bonus! A fleshed out MC, interesting dillemas plus using a timeloop to learn and improve. It's a good story told well and I'm enjoying it thoroughly.

The start throws our MC right into the arms of some powerful people but when that goes astray she starts building herself up by focusing on learning and improving. I'm on her third dungeon dive at the moment and enjoying the tension and build up.

Mr Tibbles
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A Wonderful Time Loop LitRPG

Reviewed at: 31 — Mana Circulation

I really enjoyed this novel. I just wanted to mention I have a soft spot in my heart for time loop novels but the author here did a phenomenal job with this one. No grammar or spelling mistakes that I could see. The charecter interactions and dialogue is smooth and realistic and the development of each is even more so.

Overall this is a wonderful LitRPG that I will be following closely in the future. It has a huge amount of potential and I would high recommend anyone who likes LitRPGs to read this, you will not regret it.

DrBuller
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This is a review. 

From the chapter seen alongside this review, it should be obvious that I haven't read that much of this story. Barely the beginning, actually. More like a good part of the set-up arc if anything.

But, from this, I can still make some form of an opinion, and that opinion would be that I've liked what I've read. I like the style, the grammar is pretty good, and the characters actually seem to matter in some form.

This might not be the deepest of analysis but I still think it should be enough to make people give this story a try. 5/5 from me

mr.spuds
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So far this story has started off strong. It has an interesting premise and has hinted at a much wider world than what has so far been shown. I hope that this story maintains its initial strength to create a truly awesome story. I am excited to follow along with this story.

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Great start to the story!!!

Disclaimer
I've not read many loop stories. However, Kratze was driving me crazy on discord, so I decided to give this one a go anyway and got sucked in.

Overall
I would definitely recommend giving this book a read! It's fun, quick paced and interesting! I like the magic system and the blue boxes. 

Story Score
Interesting premise. Got enough of a hook to keep me coming back, despite my reluctance to follow more stories. The storyline flows nicely from chapter to chapter :)

Style Score
The writing style is smooth and easy to read. Overall the pace is quite quick, with a ton of action. Definitely errs on the side of too fast than too slow a pace in my opinion, which will be well received by most RR readers.

Character Score
The characters are nicely fleshed out and interesting. This is generally what I am the most interested in when reading and the reason I'm enjoying the book. Very occasionally action takes precedence over character development and I'm left wondering what is going on in the mc's head. 

Grammar Score
Grammar is consistently decent throughout the book, as far as I can tell. There is nothing that would spoil the reading experience and the author will correct any mistakes pointed out.

 

Vitaly S Alexius
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My artist pal KrazeKode has finally joined the ranks of the frontpage trending heroes and has produced a lovely novel with plentiful embedded future potential for visual excellence!

So, lets begin digesting this loop - bound work of interest:

Grammar has some mistakes but Kraze is constantly improving it through beta reader and RR commenter participation.

The protagonist is a rational-type hero who starts off weak and naturally progresses towards power through the power of the time loop and litrpg system as one would expect from this genre and the title.

Story has a decent hook to it which I won't spoil, read it yourself! 5/5 for the hook.

The world is very solid and believable and would totally make for a comic book and it shows that the author is an artist as much as a writer.

The style of pacing is quick as MC quickly moves from one environment to the other.

My only complaint is the very slow release, but that’s understandable as Kraze is cranking out covers to bless many writers on royal road with such.

Keep it up and get cracking on more chapters my friend! I believe in you and know that you can totally do it if you put your mind to it!

Chewys
Overall

A very interesting to a time-loop story, the plot is nice, everything is very descriptive and it brings to the mood and atmosphere. Very good grammar as well. Plus the plot twist is very good. (I'm not going to talk about the plot twist or where the plot twist is, cuz ya know, spoilers). And yeah, it's a great book!