Everybody Loves Large Chests

by Exterminatus

Original ONGOING Adventure Comedy Fantasy Satire Anti-Hero Lead Harem LitRPG Magic Non-Human lead Secret Identity
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content

Everybody Loves Large Chests is now available on Amazon and Audible! Featuring lots of editorial love and a more enjoyable reading/listening experience!

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones.

The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather’s trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime! It is sure to be a long and dangerous road, fraught with danger! And it all starts with a simple test - reach Level 5 in the dungeon called the ‘newbie zone’ and earn the right to become a full-fledged adventurer!

However, such things get hopelessly derailed when his adolescent mind beholds an exposed chest for the first time. A fateful meeting that would inevitably lead his life in a direction he never even dreamed of!

This fiction is written, maintained and owned by Neven Iliev. It is also a participant of the WriTEr's pledge.

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Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue ago
Death Comes In Many Forms 1 ago
Death Comes In Many Forms 2 ago
Death Comes In Many Forms 3 ago
Death Comes In Many Forms 4 ago
Death Comes In Many Forms 5 ago
Death Comes In Many Forms 6 ago
Eat And Grow 1 ago
Eat And Grow 2 ago
Eat And Grow 3 ago
Eat And Grow 4 ago
Eat And Grow 5 ago
Eat And Grow 6 ago
Eat And Grow 7 ago
Eat And Grow 8 ago
Eat And Grow 9 ago
Interlude - A Cheap Drink ago
Urges 1 ago
Urges 2 ago
Urges 3 ago
Urges 4 ago
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Urges 6 ago
Urges 7 ago
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Urges 10 ago
Interlude - A little fisting goes a long way ago
Not a chapter - Q&A ago
Science!!! 1 ago
Science!!! 2 ago
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Science!!! 8 ago
Interlude - Justice demands retribution ago
Gainful Employment 1 ago
Gainful Employment 2 ago
Gainful Employment 3 ago
Gainful Employment 4 ago
Gainful Employment 5 ago
Gainful Employment 6 ago
Gainful Employment 7 ago
Gainful Employment 8 ago
Gainful Employment 9 ago
Interlude - That nagging feeling ago
Chaos 1 ago
Uncertainty 2 ago
Instability 3 ago
Fluctuation 4 ago
Unpredictability 5 ago
Chaos 6 ago
Chance 7 ago
Unforeseen Consequences 8 ago
Coincidences 9 ago
Randomness 10 ago
Volatility 11 ago
Interlude - The Shadow of Death ago
Unleashed 1 ago
Unleashed 2 ago
Unleashed 3 ago
Unleashed 4 ago
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Unleashed 6 ago
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Unleashed 8 ago
Unleashed 9 ago
Core Values 1 ago
Core Values 2 ago
Core Values 3 ago
Core Values 4 ago
Core Values 5 ago
Core Values 6 ago
Interlude - A Neighborly Chat ago
Death Comes In Many Shapes 1 ago
Death Comes In Many Shapes 2 ago
Death Comes In Many Shapes 3 ago
Death Comes In Many Shapes 4 ago
Death Comes In Many Shapes 5 ago
Death Comes In Many Shapes 6 ago
Death Comes In Many Shapes 7 ago
Interlude - An ASS out of U and ME ago
Moonlighting 1 ago
Moonlighting 2 ago
Moonlighting 3 ago
Moonlighting 4 ago
Moonlighting 5 ago
Moonlighting 6 ago
Moonlighting 7 ago
Moonlighting 8 ago
Interlude - Good news travels slowly. Bad news has wings. ago
All That Glitters 1 ago
All That Glitters 2 ago
All That Glitters 3 ago
All That Glitters 4 ago
All That Glitters 5 ago
All That Glitters 6 ago
All That Glitters 7 ago
All That Glitters 8 ago
All That Glitters 9 ago
Interlude - Stalking does not count as a long-distance relationship ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 1 ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 2 ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 3 ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 4 ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 5 ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 6 ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 7 ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 8 ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 9 ago
Veni, Vidi, Edi 10 ago
Those Who Are Right 1 ago
Those Who Are Right 2 ago
Those Who Are Right 3 ago
Those Who Are Right 4 ago
Those Who Are Right 5 ago
Those Who Are Right 6 ago
Those Who Are Right 7 ago
Interlude - Barking Up The Wrong Tree ago
Not a chapter - Q&A with the author ago
Snow Day (April Fools chapter) ago
Those Who Are Left 1 ago
Those Who Are Left 2 ago
Those Who Are Left 3 ago
Those Who Are Left 4 ago
Those Who Are Left 5 ago
Those Who Are Left 6 ago
Those Who Are Left 7 ago
Not a chapter - Skill Compendium ago
Those Who Are Left 8 ago
Those Who Are Left 9 ago
Those Who Are Left 10 ago
Interlude - Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times - a pattern. ago
Hypocrisy 1 ago
Duality 2 ago
Ambiguity 3 ago
Duplicity 4 ago
Mockery 5 ago
Fraud 6 ago
Facade 7 ago
Not a chapter - ELLC World Map ago
Ambiguity 8 ago
Plausible Deniability 9 ago
Omission 10 ago
Underhandedness 11 ago
Subversion 12 ago
Deception 13 ago
Hypocrisy 14 ago
Hypocrisy 15 ago
Interlude - Happy Thoughts ago
Not a chapter - Art Gallery ago
A Hero's Burden 1 ago
A Hero's Burden 2 ago
A Hero's Burden 3 ago
A Hero's Burden 4 ago
A Hero's Burden 5 ago
A Hero's Burden 6 ago
A Hero's Burden 7 ago
A Hero's Burden 8 ago
A Hero's Burden 9 ago
A Hero's Burden 10 ago
Interlude - You Reap What You Sow ago
Upheaval 1 ago
Upheaval 2 ago
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Upheaval 11 ago
Interlude - Another day at the office ago
Services Rendered 1 ago
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Not a chapter - Q&A session ago
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Not a chapter - A Mimic's hoard ago
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Interlude - House Call ago
Winter's Bite 1 ago
Winter's Bite 2 ago
Winter's Bite 3 ago
Winter's Bite 4 ago
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Winter's Bite 6 ago
Winter's Bite 7 ago
Winter's Bite 8 ago
Not a chapter - Art Gallery 2: Electric Boogaloo ago
Winter's Bite 9 ago
Interlude - Professional Courtesy ago
Not a chapter - Best Girl Poll ago
Interlude - An Honest Review ago
Not a chapter - Kindle (re-) Release ago
Knowledge Is Power 1 ago
Knowledge Is Power 2 ago
Knowledge Is Power 3 ago
Knowledge Is Power 4 ago
Knowledge Is Power 5 ago
Knowledge Is Power 6 ago
Knowledge Is Power 7 ago
Knowledge Is Power 8 ago
Knowledge Is Power 9 ago
Knowledge Is Power 10 ago
Knowledge Is Power 11 ago
Interlude - Family Reunions Are Always Awkward ago
Year of the Chest 1 ago
Year of the Chest 2 ago
Year of the Chest 3 ago
Year of the Chest 4 ago
Year of the Chest 4 ½ ago
Year of the Chest 5 ago
Year of the Chest 6 ago
Year of the Chest 7 ago
Interlude - What Friends Are For ago
Mind Games 1 ago
Mind Games 2 ago
Mind Games 3 ago
Mind Games 4 ago
Mind Games 5 ago
Mind Games 6 ago
Interlude - Question Authority ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Birthdays ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Loose Ends ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Blood Money ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Nightmares ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Problems and Solutions ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Forward Thinking ago
Not a Chapter - Amazon book stuff ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Fun & Games ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Stress Kills ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Lemons ago
Life, Luck, and Lemonade - Of Plants and Plots ago
Green Tide 1 ago
Green Tide 2 ago
Not a Chapter - Announcement + Q&A with the author ago
Green Tide 3 ago
Green Tide 4 ago
Green Tide 5 ago
Green Tide 6 ago
Green Tide 7 ago
Interlude - Another Satisfied Customer ago
Birds Of A Feather 1 ago
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Interlude - Fish Out of Water ago
Questionable Origins 1 ago
Questionable Origins 2 ago
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Not a Chapter - Fanart Dump ago
Questionable Origins 4 ago
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Questionable Origins 11 ago
Interlude - Greed Is Good ago
Not a Chapter - Best Girl Poll 2 ago
Cloak and Dagger 1 ago
Cloak and Dagger 2 ago
Not a Chapter - Few Small Announcements ago
Cloak and Dagger 3 ago
Cloak and Dagger 4 ago
Cloak and Dagger 5 ago
Cloak and Dagger 6 ago
Interlude - Money Talks ago
Connections 1 ago
Connections 2 ago
Connections 3 ago
Connections 4 ago
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Connections 7 ago
Connections 8 ago
Interlude - Guardian Angel ago
Not a Chapter - New Art ago
Legacy 1 ago
Legacy 2 ago
Not a Chapter - ELLC Volume 3 is now live on Kindle ago
Legacy 3 ago
Legacy 4 ago
Legacy 5 ago
Legacy 6 ago
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Legacy 8 ago
Interlude - Thicker Than Water ago
What Lies Below 1 ago
What Lies Below 2 ago
What Lies Below 3 ago
What Lies Below 4 ago
Not a chapter - Season's Greetings ago
What Lies Below 5 ago
What Lies Below 6 ago
What Lies Below 7 ago
What Lies Below 8 ago
Interlude - Business As Usual ago
Interlude - Rule of Threes ago
The Mask Falls 1 ago
The Mask Falls 2 ago
The Mask Falls 3 ago
The Mask Falls 4 ago
Interlude - A Day to Remember ago
Not a chapter - Going on break + Author Q&A Part 5: The Empire Strikes Back ago
Greater Heights 1 ago
Greater Heights 2 ago
Greater Heights 3 ago
Greater Heights 4 ago
Greater Heights 5 ago
Not a chapter - Volume 4, Announcements, and fanart ago
Greater Heights 6 ago
Greater Heights 7 ago
Interlude - The Echo of Lies ago
Expanded Normality 1 ago
Expanded Normality 2 ago
Expanded Normality 3 ago
Expanded Normality 4 ago
Expanded Normality 5 ago
Interlude - Off-Season ago
A Whole New World 1 ago
A Whole New World 2 ago
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Rye_Rye
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Doppelganger mimics a mimic

The mc being a monster"mimic", really attracts me, you've pulled it out just right with a bit of comedy. For the story not much for points since most plot i read are like that mostly 'cn' like xianxia etc. I dont like most how gods meddle everytime mc do stuffs since u said gods place were like a place where they overview each world. The way you depict like mc world the only one world in story seems a bit off, since you have said theres other world gods commands also. 

Over all satisfactory rate

sa1880612m
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Well Constructed and Enjoyable

01/02/2017 - Death Comes in Many Shapes 4

 

Style: 4.5/5

There are no major issues that I recall here. The story flows very nicely and there are no major incidents of me wondering what is going on. While I remember the plot and events in the story if I'm not bothered by some of the more technical aspects of writing I don't remember them. Worst case scenerio there may be times the story is in first person and times the story is in third person, but within each section there are no major issues. Extremely solid overall.

Story: 4/5

Again this category is quite strong. The events that happen in the story follow a certain set of logic that applies within the story. The most glaring weakness here is that there is no obvious direction the story is going. Which is just to say it's something of a Slice-of-Life story, which while not bad will be off-putting for some. Another issue is the excess amount of sex between some of the characters. It falls in line with who they are and how they have been written but it could definitely be off-putting for some.

 

Grammar: 5/5

As one of my own weaker areas I can't say much other than that I haven't noticed any glaring grammatical errors or spelling mistakes.

Characters: 4/5

This is something of a mixed basket. The characters themselves are well thought, written and for the most part interesting. They have their own motivations and talents and while there are a few who could stand to be fleshed out a bit more, there seems to be a lot of time to get around to it. On a more negative front the main characters thus far are a vicious monster, a masochist, a self-proclaimed violent rapist, and something of a mind-broken exhibitionist. Obviously this story isn't going to be for everyone, but if you find those character descriptions amusing or otherwise interesting there is a decent chance you'll enjoy this story.

 

Overall: 4.5/5

At the end of the day the story is a fairly enjoyable LitRPG story with well thought out and written characters. There are no glaring grammar or style issues and the story progress at a decent pace in entertaining and often unexpected ways. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys LitRPGs, has a slightly warped sense of humor, or is bored and looking for something to read.

 

 

Astrael
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Funny, Good, Genious Writer

Pretty good Story -Times

Nice Read -Wall Street Journal

would be like this, if the story were reviewed by them.

The characters are pretty consistent, the story is intresting and funny.

Sometimes it takes weird turns, but it is normal for this story.

darksideskna
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just 5 stars doesn't do justice to this novel

initial i felt the title was a bait to bring readers in along with the "sexual content" tag but eventually as the story progressed there was large chest and largest chests too with plenty of sex along the ride. the story keeps evolving as the characters are well fleshed out with their own quirks and it's too much entertaining to read the adventures of a large chest with other large chests.

ILikePancakes
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This story is absolutely amazing and a must-read. The only reason as to why I can't give it the full five stars is, as weird as it sounds, the fact that the story flows TOO well: It doesn't offer much catharsis as there's always something foreshadowed or happening, to the point of where I was actually genuinely confused when there was no next chapter as a part of me forgot that I was reading a novel and started living it instead. The flow of the story feels like an immense current: There's always something across the corner, always something new and fresh to be experienced, always something that was foreshadowed finally paying off, and paying off big.

The reason I cannot give the character building five stars is also because it's hard to get a grasp on them. It's hard to describe without spoilers, but the main character, along with it's minions, always feels like he's in some state of transition from who he was to who he will be, never really settling down.

And, really, that's the reason behind the 4.5 stars: It's less of a story to read and more of a world you experience. I read the entire thing in two days and I had a blast.

Doom12394
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Big Chests are Awesome.

Title sucked me in and then I just kept going.

 

Great Job. 

Genesano
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You're an Incredible Writer and Here is Why

(There are some very indirect spoilers in this review)

I've read nearly the entirety of this work over the course of the last month, because it was that incredibly engaging of writing. I'm not sure there is a better compliment or critique of a work than that, because the ability to make the reader want to engage, want to turn or scroll to the next page, and thirst to find out more is why we write. Everything else is just flavor.

So, why is this engaging?

The protagonist as an asexual monster is one of the best blue/orange morality characters I have ever seen. Seeing them as the featured character, instead of a side character or villain, makes the development and portrayal so much more impactful. This creature eats humans, it uses a facade of a loving relationship to bolster its own levels and it’s wife’s survival is always rooted in advantage rather than feeling. The way that it also comes at teamwork and relationships within the concept of benefit and mutual gain rather than ideas of morality, friendship, or whatever is fantastic. 

After reading and watching a billion Hero’s Journey protangist within and outside the litrpg setting makes this story not only shine with a tasty golden aura but makes me feel like every other new story is going to feel boring and stale going through the motions of being a hero. 

I’ve always loved the concept of blue/orange morality and this work is the best example I have ever seen. 

What are you, Brandon Sanderson or something?

I’m someone who enjoys making spreadsheets for my dnd characters. I love numbers and mechanics in video games or board games. I’m not the best at these things, I’m not the best gamer, but it is an interest and hobby that I pursue. 

That said, the foundation of this world and the rules therein and how organically they are developed within the story is on par, if not better, than a Brandon Sanderson magic system. It all has a logic to it, it all feels complicated, but ultimately fair. 

While this would be great in itself, the way that the mechanics of this world serve to both develop and enhance the characters in it are superb. We get a very real idea of power levels, of consequence of action, and scale of encounters. When we’re told a monster is powerful, or big, or threatening in a traditional story, it can be very hard for the reader to eviserally feel a threat. Authors are then forced to Wharf some hero to establish threat level and that gets stale as hell. In this story, when we see a monster with six digit health points, we know that guy is a serious threat. When we see a skill raise 3 levels by avoiding two attacks, we understand the real scope and danger of the attacks being cast, because we spent 2000 some pages seeing how slow proficiency raises. When we see a person dismantle another in combat, achieving a flawless victory by using a faction of their power, we understand truly how little a person’s stats can matter if there is an extreme difference in combat experience. 

Everything in this story helps to develop and support everything else. The story is more than the sum of its parts, because the characters and world work beautifully together to make you want to read another page, make you wonder how powerful someone is going to get, and see that new blue note of something of interest happening. 

Sex is Part of Life 
This story is not safe for work and there is a lot of sex or sexual acts in this story. While there is a great deal of it, I wouldn’t call it gratuitous. Instead, I’m reminded of Oglaf and what a story can do when it isn’t afraid to just do whatever. I’m asexual, I don’t really benefit from the scenes like other people might, but as a writer I really enjoy the subject being explored. It is so often written off completely or treated as the most special night between the hero and their partner. Sex can be special, it can be for fun, it can be everything therein and outside of that binary and I think we see a number of that reflected here. 

To me, I think this makes the story breathe. 

Misc

I think one of the authors best abilities is writing and developing characters. Kurt Vonnegut’s Sirens of Titan features two characters who have been mind controlled. One of the scenes of the book is them reestablishing their identities, figuring out a puzzle, and escaping from a cavern they had been trapped in. The way Kurt explores intelligence and the building of identity was something that always stuck with me and I think this author does this kind of scene justice. 

I started playing path of exile because of this story. I just wanted to explore something with a very complicated and customizable system that feature progression. It does a pretty good job of filling that need and feeling like you’re a small part of the world the author created. 

Criticisms
As an author I try to ignore any kind of praise and look for what people hated, because they are the ones who actually see me, right? Twenty people saying, ‘Wow, great job, you’re amazing’ is bullshit. I’m looking for that one person saying, ‘you’re terrible and should feel terrible.’ 

I don’t know if this author feels that and honestly I don’t have any real criticisms. I have not enjoyed a story like this in a long time. My favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut, Terry Prachett, Chuck Palahniuk (kinda), Philip K Dick, and Huraki Murakami. This is just to give an idea of my tastes for relevancy. With that said, I don’t consider Exterminatus writing to be less than any of those authors. Different in scope and themes and scales, but we’re not talking a difference in talent, but one of flavor and this rpglit is a flavor is really enjoyable. 

For people who for whatever reason are reading this before reading this story, I will say that Exterminatus style is very direct writing. Most of the story doesn’t mince words and every sentence works towards building something. In this regard there isn’t often flowery passages or a heap of metaphors. He rarely if ever waxes poetic on the topic or gets indulgent with the writing beyond the sex scenes. Like I tried to convey above, this isn’t a criticism, but just an indication of flavor. Personally I think the writing style helps reinforce the notion of both the protagonist and world as progression based.

Conclusion - Note to Author

Thank you for pouring so much of yourself into this work. It’s unbelievable that you wrote so much in just two years, that level of prolific could mirror the protagonists own drive. I sincerely hope that you both continue to write this to whatever natural progression you feel best and that you get the money and appreciation that you deserve for the quality and magnitude of this work. I have no idea what you were doing before this, but holy heck, you’re a powerhouse and beyond every other thought and feeling you have about your own work and self, know that I’m another person who greatly respects, appreciates, and shares your work.

All the love
Faye

Chris Parker
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This is probably one of the best stories that I've ever read. I started reading about a month ago and just caught up. I'm excited to see where this little chest of randomness will go next. Love the story man. You're doing great!

Irrational
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This story has its modest beginnings, an almost cliche beginning.

Then it expands out as the creature grows smarter and smarter until finally you have grand schemes and multiple things going on, politics escalating and everything works. Its glorious, and its well written.

Sure there's a small problem here and there, but nothing serious and nothing that can't be edited.

I absolutely love this story, and my only wish is that I have the finished version before me.

I suppose one of its turnoffs though, is the sexuality. Not really a problem as the story works it in really well, but people hear there's sex and their minds are set. However its just a part of some character's personalities, and how some characters relate to each other.

The large majority of the sexual content though is used for the comedy element.

The author may be a little bit of a deviant, but it still adds its own flavor to the story.

Humor, plot, 'plot', plot that keeps moving forwards and plot twists that you really should've seen coming, this is my favorite royalroadl fiction yet.

The_Howitzer
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Good when it's on topic

This story has an interesting premise and a great set of character POVs. Those characters are all very interesting, and the world around our infamous mimic is enough to get you to want to read for days. However, as much as the world is built and effort is made to get you into the minds of these people, it's really thrown out of the window by occasional bouts of mostly out of place erotic writing.

Of course, sex is perfectly natural, and there is a time and place for it in most media. Unfortunately, the tangent thread of adult descriptions goes on for too long, as if the author forgot that there was a scene beyond each characters bodies. I can understand that things that are normally taboo can be touched upon in a real way, as a consequence of the lives of people, but Everybody loves Large Chests seems to run aground every once in a while from its' own literary sailboat onto a sandbar of distasteful and out of place sex scenes. 

It claims to avoid making these erotic descriptions the forefront of the tale, but from where I'm reading, the plot's purpose is to build opportunities for more complex and fetishistic scenarios.

In short, it's weighs up as an overall great read, but when it gets bad, unrealistic, or uncomfortable, it REALLY gets bad, unrealistic, or uncomfortable.