An Archlich and his band of undead decided to leave their stronghold after doing nothing for a thousand years. Instead of ravaging the lands and haunting the living, they chose to tour the fantasy world which had changed for a thousand years!
Follow the band of necrotourists as they explore the world, discover new inventions, realize the stagnant state of the world, uncover a catastrophic event that led to the extinction of a race, join a heroes' party by accident, and meet the God of Death itself as they maintain incognito!
The Old Gods won't sleep forever, and the Dread Beasts wish to reap the benefits of Yggdrasil and her children. Mankind relies on Aether Warriors and Mages to stand in the way.
Preparing to take the three trials of Magehood, Kat knows what she wants. If she can make it as a Sorceress, not only will she be able to venture into dangerous territories to procure rare materials for her father's once prosperous smithy, but also have the power to protect the ones she loves. However, life doesn't always go the way one hopes it will. There is more to the three trials than her studies taught her, and the application of the rewards is for her to discover.
How will Kaitlyn Smythe make it in the world of blue bloods and affluent when all they see her as is a charity case?
How will she survive in the city of Ygg, when the nobles and drug traffickers are determined to bring it down before the Dread Beasts can get to it?
A young woman just starting out in life is killed tragically in a car accident. However, she soon regains consciousness as a baby in a fantasy world. But... she's an Orc?!
It would be good if she could just enjoy her new life quietly, but the young woman has a meddlesome personality that can't help but aim for better things. But how will she fare as a member of a monster tribe in a fantasy world?
#CityBuilding #SomeFighting #SomePoorlyWrittenEmotionalScenes #WeaktoStrong #IDontKnowHowHashtagsWork #:P
Arc 1: 571 pages (complete)
Arc 2: (in progress)
Ultimately, I'm writing this for enjoyment. If you enjoy it too, fantastic!
Gore: Extremely infrequent, but moderately intense.
Profanity: There are a few swear words here and there, as well as some more creative insults.
Traumatizing Content: While I'm at it, there are some questionable morals displayed (mostly after chapter 77). So far we can check off slavery, brainwashing, war, and genocide.
This story is very Light Novel-ish because I love light novels, but it does have a planned plot, goal, and ending, and I intend to see it through. You'll see my writing style change somewhat as the story goes on, thanks to constructive feedback from the readers.
New readers, please keep in mind, chapters written from the main character's perspective are in the first person. This is a story with a so-called "unreliable narrator."
My story accepts donations, but it is free to read and I've only uploaded it here.
Lastly, Orc Lord is now a member of the WriTEr's Pledge, which means I have sworn to see it through to a satisfying ending.
Something malevolent has awoken in Northeast Ohio. Former acquaintances, neighbors, loved ones-all at random-transform into flesh-craving monsters hell bent on devouring the living. Corpses are rising from their places of unrest. Nocturnal animal-man hybrids hunt in packs. The dead are awakening from within the living… By morning, the sun weeps over streets splattered blood-red as an unsettling silence soon follows, lulling the broken remains of society into believing the blood bath is over. Survivors gather to lick their wounds and salvage what is left of their ravaged lives as local governments struggle to maintain law and order. As a second wave approaches, a handful of survivors from all walks of life must put aside their differences and band together to escape the pending slaughter while storm clouds begin to gather from within their fragile community. Some who were once respectable in the eyes of society will devolve into madness while the despicable rise to the occasion in a world no longer respecting of persons. It is their world now. The dead are hungry and do not discriminate.
Update 11/29/18: Don't Feed The Dark is on hiatus until after the holidays. Will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.
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Archimedes was the ego behind one of the most powerful dungeons ever created. He grew and developed his halls, filling them with powerful monsters and beasts, over the course of thousands of years. He was a grand structure of ten thousand floors which even heroes had failed to defeat.
However, an Evil God had come from another world, calling himself the Demon King, and a party of heroes were sent to do battle with it. They were victorious in the end and obtained enough strength to breeze through Archimedes' dungeon like it was nothing. Forseeing the end of his life, and realizing how pointless his pursuit of power had been, Archimedes destroyed himself to prevent the heroes from having the satisfaction. As an added bonus, his collapsing dungeon killed the hero party that had even defeated an Evil God.
Still, Archimedes felt despair that he had lived a worthless life as something as pitiful and futile as a dungeon. Sensing his regret and potential, the voice of the world presented Archimedes with the chance to start anew and live a more meaningful life. Thrilled and hopeful for the first time in eons, Archimedes accepted the offer, only to be reborn again as a dungeon core with not a single room or monster to his name.
Just what was the meaning of this?!
Archimedes couldn't figure out what the voice of the world was thinking. Somehow, he would have to draw a sage into his dungeon to figure it out for him.
DCS is now a member of the WriTEr's Pledge, which means I have sworn to see it through to a satisfying end.
The Red Lands
Starting alone from the bottom can be such a pain.
A story of being transferred to a new world.
If you are looking for a shocking OP character, this is not him.
If you are looking for a young master with abundant wealth this is certainly not it.
Maybe a poor slum child with a hidden past and bloodline. Poor yes, dirt poor. Full stop.
Incredible knowledge. Aside from some skills in business, nothing.
This is just a tale of an average individual trying to make the best of what he has.
An average human salary-man was transmigrated into the body of a boy from the slums. What made it worse was that it was a completely different world. Armed with only basic knowledge from his past life and nearly nothing from his present, he strives to survive.
Curiosity can become a deadly driving force for any human being. It all depends on who is wielding it.
Author Blog Link The Red Lands
Anton Thorn died in an incident of his own creation, his body torn and shredded to pieces.
Yet death and eternal rest did not await him. Gods, from another world, took his soul along many others to their world to fight an overwhelming and impossible foe.
By chance and oversight his soul was missed by the gods, his soul destined to remain in limbo and torment for all eterinity. A few weak and desperate gods took a chance with him and brought him through to their world.
Now sent far away from the battle, in his original body, to a small village in the husk of a dead kingdom. It is now up to him to restore the Kingdom and fight off anything that would threaten him or those he loves; be they human, beast, monster or hero.
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Perhaps if the two were to meet again, they would be so warped by their own hands that they would not even recognize the other...
[Arc 0 - The Prologue] (First 530 Pages)
Airen and Yuelei Casteya. Two twins that were separated in act of revenge not due to their own doing. One is sent to the frozen north, where they were adopted by a dying frost phoenix and taught to survive in the harshest of conditions, eventually meeting with the forces that govern nature itself. The other is sent to the southern deserts and is saved by a band of former slaves-turned-raiders who take him in as one of their own, eventually coming into contact with a being that calls herself the History Eater.
Both of them sought power and the forces of the world would soon listen, but not without their own aspirations...
[Arc 1 Side A] - Disciple of the History Eater
Under the guidance of Fieluri, the whimsical being from the Archive, Airen moves north to the Red Slate Republic to attend Stonewall Military Academy. Trying to satisfy Fieluri’s hunger for knowledge, he descends into the depths of dungeons. There, he eventually runs into an old acquaintence...
[Arc 1 Side B] - Knighthood
Yuelei, who has grown used to living in the snowy mountains, moves north to the Holy Land of Ecclisa to attend the Royal Knight Academy to learn magic. She slowly adapts to living with humans again, but not without keeping her guard up. The peace is eventually broken, for the monsters that haunted the nights in the Whitefrost Mountains are moving once more...
Be careful what you wish for. Jade has spent her life fighting boredom in the terminally ill ward by surfing the net and envying the ability and energy of others to go out and live. So when she wakes up with a weak, but healthy body in a magical world with blue game-like system notifications filling her vision, she'll have to adapt quickly in order to survive. Thankfully, she has a bit of luck and an ability that will let her reach for the stars.
This is Andara, where her adventure finally truly begins.
Author's Note: This is my raw, unedited text. In order to comply with my contract, book 1 has been taken down from RR except for the beginning, unedited preview chapters at this point. The edited book 1 is on Amazon! Thanks for your support!
Blue mages learn skills from beasts. This is the story of one fortunate enough to be taken in by dragons.
Book 1 and Book 2 available on Amazon!
Please note that this is the original, unpublished, web-novel version.
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"Thirty years ago, the world went mad. Today, it continues to fall apart."
The year is 2061. The Golden Age of empowered heroes ended in the cataclysmic fires of The Collapse. Costumed demigods brought the world to a dire precipice and individuals and institutions are still picking up the pieces, still walking the precarious tightrope of a world-shaking paradigm shift.
The world is not as it once was. The relics of the Golden Age, natural and artificial both, stand as monuments to a period of history that some wish to forget. All across the known world, individuals and institutions try to guide the new world towards salvation, preservation or destruction.
In a city on the verge of collapse, Sabra Kasembe dreams of being a renowned hero, even as her idealistic efforts draw her towards a future where the only crowds calling her name are her victims. Pavel Fisher is a weary ex-hero, bereft of powers and costume in the wake of horrific trauma, listlessly searching for purpose.
When their lives intertwine with that of the iconoclastic mercenary known only as Leopard, whose murderous associates threaten to usher in an apocalypse, the trio realizes that maybe — just maybe — three people can change the course of history.
But heroism and villainy are matters of perspective — and narrative.
Not all apocalypses are cataclysmic. And some say apocalypses don't merely end.
Not All Heroes began on August 29 2017. Updates Tuesdays and Fridays weekly. Visit the Wordpress site for further information on the world. Comments and feedback are encouraged!
“The greatest folly of any hero is not recognizing the tension between salvation, preservation, and destruction.”
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Du Cha Ming was a normal person. Going with the flow, never making any real decisions. But then as Cha Ming begins to question his place in the universe, a fateful encounter gives him another chance at life. A chance that takes him to a place where he can make his own destiny.
Reborn in an ancient land filled with demons, devils, and angels, Cha Ming finds himself facing challenges he never imagined. He soon discovers that only the powerful get to make choices, and the rest don’t get a say at all.
Prior to his mysterious rebirth, he was left with a riddle, one that will change his life, for better or for worse. But who left this riddle? And why was he sent here?
Cha Ming sets out to find the answers, because if he doesn’t, he may lose himself and everything he holds dear.
Note: This is an Eastern Fantasy series, and the precise genre is Xianxia. It contains martial arts, cultivation, immortals, demons, Chinese culture, and elements of Buddhism and Daoism. The story will be split between several character view points, but the focus will be on the main character and his journey towards immortality.
Now I will tell you what this story isn’t about:
- Excessive face slapping.
- One unreasonable young master after another.
- Unreasonable villains. Therefore, don’t expect the MC to have his provoke skill activated at all times.
- Constantly underestimated MC.
- A morally questionable MC.
If all of these things about typical Xianxia novels bother you, you’ve come to the right place.
Just imagine a world in which the gods have to answer your prayers. You might think that such a world should be a paradise, but would all-powerful beings really be pleased about being teleported out of the shower?
This is the direct Prequel to Until Death.
This novel is COMPLETE.
An ancient elemental is awoken in a time that is not his own. He sets off to finally complete the dream he has always had. Armed with the chance granted to him by the strange new system, he will set off on a journey throughout the ages.
Previously called Standard Reincarnation Story
In a fraction of a moment, the earth was no more. The planet was destroyed, and billions and billions of people were dead. And it was all an accident.
This is the story of Elm. A regular American born once on earth and given a chance to be reborn again on a planet with magic and monsters and dungeons. Except that for Elm, this is far from the idealistic reincarnation into a loving family -- the standard story of a child raised by loving parents who teach him the ways of the world,
Instead, Elm is born into a family of inquisitors. An order of nobility that is dedicated to hunting down and killing "Twice-Lived" -- the name society has for people like Elm who are reincarnated with all their memories of their past life intact.
This story is:
1) Extremely violent and graphic.
2) Still in a rough draft stage. I see what I am writing more like a synopsis than a fully fledged story. I periodically will go back to flesh out earlier chapters, build characters, etc... If you find the words "Show don't tell," comforting accept that unfortunately, I'm not at that stage of the writing process yet.
3) At one point this story was called "Standard Reincarnation Story," and I had written an extremely off-putting description of the story. This was mostly to keep out people who would just read the silly first few chapters then rage quit as soon as the violent stuff got started. Since I just had my first .5 star rating (without a page read count increase) that technique is not working, so I might as well treat this as a regular fiction and try to get regular readers.
Thanks for permission to use the cover by WanderingInPixels over on Deviant Art.
As of 12-15-18, the story is finished. I am planning to edit and will release the books as I finish in one big go, but there isn't a timeline on any of that.
Marty had a fairly easy life as a cook for Arctic Storm Entertainment headquarters when he gets an offer from the company to try out a new playstyle for their biggest VRMMORPG, Oblivion Online. Follow him as he makes his way through the game as one of the monster races trying to survive against the forces of light.
Author's note: I will update every Monday and Friday for sure, with the possibilities of bonus chapters through the week if I get extra writing done. I also did a disservice to several of my characters early on. I'm slowly working through a re-write, but it will be a while as I want to make sure I get it right this time around.
Immortal Mage - or - How a Reincarnated Immortal Became an OP Mage and Conquered a LitRPG/GameLit World
Formerly an Origin Immortal, Aaron Ironblood went to a foreign universe, conquered a world in it, and went for the next challenge.
Now reborn in a place where magic reigns supreme, he must once again rise to the peak to save first the world and then, the universe itself.
Follow Aaron as he employs eons of experience to master magic, crush all opposition, and conquer all in his path.
- OP MC is OP
- The main character has some morals
- Wuxia/Xianxia elements (including flashy martial arts later in the story)
- LitRPG/GameLit world with game-like windows and game-like skills (e.g. Check Level skill)
This fiction will never be removed from Royal Road.
Even if I decide to sell it as a book or something, all chapters shall remain available here for free, and keep being released until the story is complete.
Pauses might happen if needed, but I will finish the story.
Current release schedule: 1 chapter every Saturday.
A soldier dies on a battlefield, his body broken but his mind at peace. He died for the only thing he truly cared about, his family.
In a different world a talented mage completes his life’s work, an entire rebuilding of one of the greatest ancient spells, resurrection. Bypassing the stringent requirements, he attempts to make this great magic accessible to the masses, and by doing so earn his place in history.
But lost to the passage of time is the reason for these requirements. Not to unnecessarily complicate this great magic, but to ensure the transfer of only mortal souls.
For there are things that dwell in the realm of the dead that should never be allowed to cross over.
These chapters can be seen as the first draft of the book, Aspect of the Beast. After the story is complete, I plan to edit and rewrite the entire novel before publishing the finished product.
These chapters will stay on the website for any who wish to read them, however the finished product will not be uploaded.
Any commentary and reviews will be appreciated.
"To cultivate is to become one with the world, achieving a higher plane of existence."
What the hell? No, it isn't.
"Through diligent meditation and introspective enlightenment, one will be able to bridge the gap between himself and the center of the universe, achieving Immortality."
Where did you get this crap? Such nonsense!
Come, come, disciple. Follow your Snail-sensei here, and I will show you the quickest path to Immortality! It isn't all meditation and enlightenment like you imagine. If you aren't willing to risk your life, what makes you think you can avoid death? But don't worry! You have the Supreme Me. Your success is guaranteed!
Now just put this dress on and let's go.
What? Why are you looking at me like that? Don't point that sword at me!!!
Not everything in this world is natural, and it's only natural to fear the unnatural.
Fortunately for Manning, he was natural.
Unfortunately, he found himself to be in a very unnatural state.
Manning was trapped inside of a gemstone, called a dungeon core.
Luckily for Manning, he found himself capable of using his newly found unnatural power to make a nature filled forest. With the help of Cara, his unnatural roommate, and Ash, his nature spirit companion, Manning dreams of covering the continent with the most beautiful and dangerous forest it has ever seen. His only other goals are to protect himself and Cara, and if he could ever remember, recover his memories.
This is my first time attempting to write anything, so criticism (of the constructive type preferably) is welcome. I do not intend to drop the story like many of the genre on this website are, and will do my best to carry it through to fruition.