My class [Death Knight] is just barely legal...

My class [Death Knight] is just barely legal...

by Belgianfri

Warning This fiction contains:
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  • Profanity

Ever since meeting his uncle, Arthur has pushed himself daily to achieve an arbitrary goal. He trained like nobody else did, longer than anybody else could. He neglected his personal relationships to pursue something he didn't even understand, in hindsight. When the time came for his class awakening ritual, he was ready. He was ready to receive a powerful starting class and to break free from his boring lifestyle.

Well, you know what they say, "Be careful what you wish for, lest your wish be granted."

Arthur was assigned the death knight class, which is just barely, technically, maybe legal.

With it, he learns about what drove him to such simple minded ambition in the first place: his affinity. Now, he's faced with a dilemma: will he embrace it, or reject it?


'My class [Death Knight] is just barely legal' is a laid back story with occasional tension, that describes Arthur, a young man, exploring the world, the system and his own mental health as he pursues his ambitions.

This story is the first serious fiction I ever wrote, so while criticism is definitely welcomed, keep it polite. I'm going to rewrite the first few chapters at some point, since they're not as good as my later ones, but I'm focusing on my current chapters first. I don't have time to do both yet, since I'm also in the middle of my exams.

What to expect from this story:

-Litrpg elements

-A chaotic good aligned protagonist (that starts off as a neutral good protagonist)

-(Hopefully) interesting characters. 

What not to expect from this story:

-Grimdark elements

-Harem

-An enslaved protagonist. (I mention this due to the background of the mc's class)

Release schedule: 1 chapter every other day, 2pm European time (14:00)

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Table of Contents
46 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue ago
Chapter 1. The legality of becoming an evil overlord. ago
Chapter 2. The morality of following your dreams. ago
Chapter 3: The epic demise of a slightly above average goblin. ago
Chapter 4: The danger of revealing the truth. ago
Chapter 5: The rewards of recklessness. ago
Chapter 6: The courage of a merchant. ago
Chapter 7: Tricks of the trade. ago
Chapter 8: The spirit of Reito ago
Chapter 9: The value of a first chance. ago
Chapter 10: The danger of sparring. ago
Chapter 11: The worry of a parent. ago
Chapter 12: The nature of choice. ago
Chapter 13: The effect of affinity. ago
Chapter 14: Adventure awaits! Huzzaaah!! ago
Chapter 15: Investigation of the crime scene. ago
Chapter 16: The death of several undead. ago
Chapter 17: The curse of the dark ago
Chapter 18: The gains of premeditated combat. ago
Chapter 19: The consequences of your actions. ago
Chapter 20: The rites of the dead. ago
Chapter 21: The luck of the draw. ago
Chapter 22: The valuable things in life. ago
Chapter 23: Revenge is best served by proxy. ago
Chapter 24: The bald patches of the [Paladin]. ago
Chapter 25: The mystery of the sword. ago
Chapter 26: The folly of making bad jokes. ago
Chapter 27: Inherited trait. ago
Chapter 28: Another departure. ago
Chapter 29: An eye in the dark. ago
Chapter 30: The Coldwater palace. ago
Chapter 31: The creation of a skill. ago
Chapter 32: Death of one enemy, birth of another. ago
Chapter 33: Going shopping with a literal child. ago
Chapter 34: Ew, bug guts! ago
Chapter 35: What a feat. ago
Chapter 36: Getting overwhelmed. ago
Chapter 37: Fighting above your tier. ago
Chapter 38: Being chastised. ago
Chapter 39: A Restaurant visit. ago
Chapter 40: A month of quests. ago
Chapter 41: Your first murder. ago
Chapter 42: Arid climate. ago
Upload schedule change(every other day from now on) ago
Chapter 43: A large wave of sand. ago
Chapter 44: First encounter with the bandits. ago

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Alricstrife
Overall

How to describe this series,  here you got Arthur a kid who was obsessively training to the point it was an addiction. In a world where your class can change aspects of your personality we have a kid whose obsession with training puts a gym bro to shame. 

The idea of a kid trying to be a noble knight in a death attuned class us interesting, while not to the level of drizzt dourden Arthur will face alot of racism and discrimination if his affinity is discovered I eagerly await the next update

sk900
Overall

40 chapters in and the plot armor and MC just don't go away. The best part of this series are the litrpg elements but the writing, world building, characters and plot just aren't there. Maybe if the MC boosts his int he'll make smarter decisions but I'm afraid it might be too little too late.

Eaken
Overall

Th nove lis well written and it has a solid good plot. No major cliches and so far no there were no stupid characters. The MC and his friend have solid character development and feel real. Overall one of the best I've read in this website. Would recommend this to everyone.

Tel
Overall

A pretty standard fantasy world with system story, where it shines however is going slice of life for the MC with his unlikely class.

The fights are pretty good, the world building is actual really good considering the style of the story so far, but the best bit is the system despite being very well described isn't a perfectly accepted thing. People actually have some complex feelings about it. Nature versus nurture comes up in regards to affinity several times. People complain about the exponential exp curve in leveling skills. Even the MC debates skills based around what he doesn't want the system doing.

It's a lot of realism for the system, which is interesting as most stories don't go that way.

Anyway it's a good low fantasy read and formatted chapter by chapter so it's easy to pick up and read a few chapters here and there.

Sunstar
Overall

Great, straightforward fantasy LitRPG

Reviewed at: Chapter 28: Another departure.

"was thinking of a death knight that goes on a crusade with hot tsundere holy maiden of the church
that degenerate thought turned into my premise"                                                        -Belgianfri 

I don't think anything else needs to be said. This is a good story with nice characters, great grammar, a simple and straightforward system of progression and pretty good worldbuilding. If you like most other fantasy world + system stories on Royal Road, you'll definitely like this too. Bonus points for giving the main character a decent name. Also, despite the quote at the top, he will not be travelling with a hot tsundere maiden of the church. Actually, he might still do that. I don't know. But as of now, there are no tsunderes in sight.

Maybe I've edited this later, but it was originally written on June 1st, 2022.

Zerovex
Overall

It a good story hopeful there is some character  maturity it early to tell but so far really good.   I don't give out review  out easily  please don't make me  regret it by going on a (indefinitely) hiatus  and  then drop the story quoting a mental health which is a catch all for i dont know what  to write 

Marahjoy
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I found myself binge reading it.

Reviewed at: Chapter 27: Inherited trait.

It was very engaging and fast-acting.  I like the twist he did with a darker cast type of what would normally be an evil undead creature.   I also like how he explores the ideas of how much fate drives our actions versus our own moral choice.   He also really considers how a character would act at different ages.  At first, though it leaves an innocent feeling to the book because the boy does start off just that innocent. But as the boy does not stay innocent as learns of life and grows so the book grows in feeling more mature as well.  It is definitely a great coming of age story so far. The mood is kept light and fun yet does not avoid serious issues in life or touch on the dark side of the character or the world.  His use of humor in some difficult situations the character finds himself in is well done.  Honestly, I would consider it a great young adult book as it is now and would have it on my shelves at school for my students to read. Especially since it addresses moral issues students at a middle school and high school age struggle with.

Darknight7
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just been a fun read so far good bones to build on , have not seen any glareing flaws so far been. Great work and keep it up this may be my new daily reader at this point i feel i am filling out the review so they will let me post it so one more time thank you and keep it up and may i say i have always been a fan undead anything fav race in warlords battlecry 3 thanks and enjoy sorry dont review offten 

XKARNATION
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Honestly one of the better prologues I have read. The characters feel realistic, especially the scene between Art and his parents. The class is cool and was achieved in unique way. 

I found no issues with style/grammar/proses which is impressive considering the Author says their native language isn't English. But I also wouldn't consider the writing style to be perfect due to its rather simple use of language which is fine, not all novels need to be filled with flowery language...

So far I have only found one problem with the novel.

The lack of scene descriptions.

When the MC enters the first dungeon there is no scene descriptions other than "its a standard cave". Does it smell damp? Is there moss on the stones? Is there the sound of water dripping from the ceiling? These descriptions help to make the scene feel ALIVE and makes it a lot easier to recognize what the MC is going through. 

This point is further missed when the goblins appear. They don't snarl at him, jump with joy or anything. They were just described as 5 green small men. Are they ugly? Do they have beady eyes that look into his soul? Obviously we all know what goblins look like but it breaks immersion when it feels like I'm reading a report rather than actually being there.

This is just some advice, overall the dungeon scene was written well and flowed good, just needs that little extra detail to spice it up.

 

Overall its been an enjoyable read so far, would recommend it to anyone and I will continue to read it and update this review as I go.

 

baelrath
Overall

Progression Litrpg.

MC starts off weak in a harsh world. Given an option of an escape he embraces it like a modern day gamer on the grind.

Gets a rare option, has to accept the risks.

Story moves fast paced but doesn't seem too rushed. Its got enough backstory grind to make it seem believable. 

World building is nice. Witcher feels are stronger.

GIve it a go. Good read so far.