I ended it all on a whim.
I'd never really been attached to my life, but I havn't wanted to cause undue stress or sadness to those around me, so I stayed. However, once upon a daytime, a whimsy came upon me, an excitable happy whimsy, where I was away with the fae, and I had no cares or worries in the world, it was beautifull and delightfull, and never before had I loved those around me more, however there is an end to everything, even happines, and so, as the darkness and depths of numbness and procrastination loomed, I decided that I could not return, be it over my dead body that i return to the numbness of before, and I knew myself quite well you see, I knew it would only be a matter of time before I surrendered myself, as there is nothing more insidious than numbness you see, so, I knew I had to take drastic measures.
And now I'm here, in a world I'd always dreamed of. I'm a peasant here, I'm poor, I'm weak, and the only people I matter to are my friends and family and it is delightfull, it is one of the best feelings to exist in this state, where numbness cannot exist. And the system, oh the system, it feels like an old friend after all the stories, one that you sit back with and relax, it is the greatest motivator I have ever had to simply watch your skills improve and see tiny improvements quantified, and it is even more enjoyable to try and find loopholes, to find the seams in the system and play with them, watching others see them is a truly beautiful experience.
Author- Hi all, this is my 3rd story on here, I'm trying to get better at writing, and hope to one day become an author full time, I'm going to make a patreon at some point, but I won't be hiding chapters in it I don't think, I don't know what incentives I'll have if I'm being honest, I just know that I'm going to try my best, and if I disapear for months and stop posting, I've probably surrendered myself, so, apologies from me in advance. Also, a big thank you to anyone reading and please leave a review with your opinion "-)
(Also also, anyone who feels like the character in my story feels, please note that this is entirely a work of art, and sadly this world is truly merely a dream, I love you all, and my dms are always open for chats)
After Humanity achieved the ability of Faster Than Light travel for a long time we expanded rapidly across the galaxy believing that we were alone.
We were wrong.
A mysterious armada of warships appeared out of nowhere and with weapons and defensive systems decades more advanced than humanity’s own cut straight through the rimworld systems and attacked the core of humanity:Earth itself.
There a human coalition fleet made its stand to stop them.
Dozens of human warships were obliterated and thousands died . All spaceborn infrastructure inside the solar system was destroyed and the mysterious ships stood victorious over the skies of Earth itself.
And then they..left.
Without having said a word during the whole 2 years of their invasion and in the moment of their triumph the unknown armada turned around and disappeared.
It has been over 100 years after the catastrophic event that humanity named "The Miracle War". After the chaos that followed the fall of the Terran colonial empires the situation in the core systems of humanity settled down with 4 major powers and a lot of of smaller ones establishing control in different parts of human space.
Earth is no longer the only center of humanity.
Now ,amidst rising tensions between the major powers of the Core worlds ,in a mining colony on the rim of human space a young man is preparing for his first mining expedition.
This is my first time writing something longer than a short story in english.I have plans for this novel to be part of a sci fi series i have had in my mind and been expanding for years but never before had the courage to share with anyone.What you can expect is lots of action with interesting tactics,grand strategy and a bit of politics all set inside a well developed world.
I plan on releasing a chapter at least once a week but expect more frequent ones for a while since i have a lot of parts already written down.
A lost soul gets sent to a new world alone, but was it meant to be?
A clone trooper is wounded both mentally and physically in the Battle of Geonosis. Upon his recovery, he discovers he has an ability which turns his life into something similar to a video game. How will a man so close to collapsing handle such great power?
A land of poverty... and a transmigrated businessman seeking to live a modest life. A perfectly odd combination!
Equipped with a system, Kirin the businessman seeks to live the simplest life possible, whilst surviving a harsh world.
Friends, foes, demons, dragons, and... money? Things he's trying to avoid from the past seemingly wants to haunt him still.
What other things would get in the way of a tycoon seeking to live a modest life in a fantasy world?
In a medievel time, mage in a heroes party has expended all his mana to save the lives of his teammates when being pressed hard by the Demon Lord's army. Unable to utilize any spells, he is forcibly removed from the heroes party and is looked down upon as below a human being.
Fortunately for the mage, he is not your average human, as he is a reincarnator from Earth. As he slowly recalls his former life's knowledge, he begin his new adventure with a new profession, an archer. Watch as our protagonist sets out on to reclaim his lost honour and prove himself once again against the Demon Lord army, to aid humanity again in its darkest hour.
Enter the journey of our MC in the fantasy world of Marakhnar, a literal world turned into a virtual reality game and later into reality itself. But unlike others, he was foolish enough to choose the hardest start while he knew that luck was rarely ever on his side.
A rework/reimagining of my original SEP, and it took place far to the original story's future. Contain explicit sexual content but not down to the last story. Gore and trauma are light with a mix of some science and all kinds of magic. Characters didn't fall in love for no reason, and all have their own goals.
Claire Aireneth needs to write her entire thesis in one week. As a student of the prestigious Royal Academy, her work on magitech automatons needs to not only hold sway with her professors, but keep in step with her late mother, who practically wrote the book on humanity's mechanized companions. If she fails, she'll have failed in her only self-given purpose: to become as good an engineer as dear ol' ma.
Focusing the other half of her energy on keeping herself from keeling over in an anxiety attack, she does her best to weigh in her options. After hours of thought, she's at the verge of giving up hope on it altogether, until she realizes she has a unique edge on her fellow peers when it comes to doing research in a unique environment;
A very unique environment.
Her father is the kingdom's only magitech substation rounds officer. An incredibly important job that only requires a single person. It's through him that the magic powering the city's tens of thousands of devices operate smoothly from his light weekly tweaks, for it's industrial automatons that do the rest of the work for him.
It's illegal to go down there, but Clare has no choice.
Going undergound into the substation system, she finds much, much more than a few simple androids busy with their menial tasks.
She finds the kingdom's true form, and it doesn't want her down there one bit.
Updated every Saturday and Wednesday.
A short story about really good peach cobbler.
Someone has to make gadgets for all the would be heroes, and that someone might as well be Bridget, a relatively popular tech youtuber turned genius mouse girl during the Emergence. How did her early days go, and how different was it in Europe compared to the states? Well, read to find out.
Set in QuietValerie's amazing Kammi-verse setting
The Dominion is the most potent power in the galaxy. It's past is shrouded in mystery and legends. For nearly three millennia, the line of Hester has ruled the growing empire. All of that would not have come to pass if not for the Godslayers.
It is their victory over the Hollow Gods, which still echoes and shapes the world, so many centuries into the future. It is their secrets which can bring it all down in flames... because The Regis is about to wake once more and they are too few.
A young man wake up as Harry Potter and can shoot cupcakes from his hands jk I add the real synopsis latrr, just think of a nice kid that finds lots of friends *heart or some other B's*
It was a time when eight great powers ruled eight states. And the truth behind the establishment of these states.
Sequel of The World No One Knew About.
Moon-sized meteor strike has destroyed the world millennia ago, as we know it. Some of the greatest nations fall as humans almost wiped out. The year is 2214. Neo-Manila is a confining place ruled by fascists MNL Corporation who took over after the fall of Maharlikan government hundred years after the destruction of the planet and now ruling over the Maharlika for over a thousand years prior to the catastrophic event. MNLC pioneered all of technological advancement in Maharlika. It marks the beginning of New Maharlika, a heaven on earth when Makaya Nayon-Lahar fulfilled his vision of a better world, but the golden age of any civilisations doesn’t last forever.
In the land of France there existed a knight of great stature and confidence anyone who were to gaze upon him would declare them selves unworthy to gaze upon his being. For he was.... The Baguette Knight
-This Story is Pretty short
The 18-year old Jonathan from modern earth was summoned as a familiar by an aspiring common born sorceress. First, they must survive the Royal School of Magic in the Kingdom of Theron with the help of unlikely allies they find in some of the teachers in this noble dominated society. Together they will have to master difficult challenges, learn to trust each other and survive the many adventures that lie in their future.
Inspired, at least in the beginning by an unfamiliar summon, a fiction I cannot find anymore. It was here on Royalroad.
I will try to release one chapter every 4 days, but this schedule could change. What I will do is communicate any changes in this, at least if I am able to. After one week of no updates, I will post a status update for certain.
I will finish this book, or at least give it a somewhat satisfactory ending. But I will try, together with you, to make it as successful a journey as I am able to.
Aiden Prince is 16 and dreams of playing baseball. Unfortunately, he is not athletic and he is very uncoordinated.
He has always loved the game and knows the rules inside and out. If only he were able to get fit and get the reflexes he needs to even make one of the teams in high school. He doesn't need to be good, he only wants to be able to play. Unfortunately, in his 16 years of living, he never once was able to make a team.
So, what does he need to help him become the Prince of Baseball? Well, a system of course.
A young man's desperate search for his lost sister collides with the ghosts of their infamous father's past. A bargain struck with the most feared outlaw in the country might win his sister's freedom... and cost him his soul.
In one night, Van Delano lost everything.
His parents murdered. His home burned. He and his younger sister hunted for crimes his father had committed before they were even born, and separated from each other in the chaos.
Nine years later, Van is still alive, but his sister is still missing.
Now living on the edge of the law himself, and surviving on the merit of his infamous heritage and his own swiftly growing skill at the quick draw, Van doggedly pursues any rumor of his sister's whereabouts.
At last it appears he's found the end of the trail... and it leads straight to Nine-Fingered Nan, one of the oldest and most feared outlaws in the country.
But Van is determined to get his sister back, no matter the cost.
Even if he's gotta make a deal with the devil herself...
Unlike his father and brother, Lyle Margrave wasn't blessed with power when the Towers rose outside of the population centers of the world seventeen years ago. However, with his father imprisoned and his brother killed in the Fall of New York, he is alone in helping his mother to provide for their household and get his sister Helen through her last couple years of college. Quitting his job probably wasn't the smartest move to this end, but he wasn't helping anyone as a mistreated secretary. This is followed by even more bad luck in the form of a beating from an Empowered directly outside his girlfriend's apartment and an ultimatum not to return.
But then Lyle steps into a Secret Gate on a dangerous whim and a figure from Greek mythology gives him the opportunity to gain the power he needs to make a real difference. Something's strange about his power, though, and if he's not careful, that power could get him killed.
This web novel is inspired by Solo Leveling, Daniel Black, some other Urban Fantasy and GameLit novels, and of course D&D/video games.
Em um dia como qualquer outro, um gigante buraco multicolorido abriu no espaço exterior e sugou a terra, e agora a terra foi para um plano cheio de maravilhas e perigos, mas agora vem uma grande pergunta o que serra da humanidade nesse novo mundo.