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Lords of Wrath

Lords of Wrath

Original Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Male Lead Strong Lead Non-Human lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Grimdark Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content High Fantasy Mythos War and Military Ruling Class

A cruel world...even crueler gods.

Saris is a world where the powerful reign supreme and the weak toil helplessly beneath their feet. But it was not always so...in the past it was an Utopia under the guidance of the benevolent Old Ones; Gods who were ultimately betrayed by their children in hopes of obtaining their power.

But they never obtained their power. Instead, the Old Ones anticipated the plot of their children, and each of them poured their power into a different weapon. Those weapons were then scattered across the face of Saris, awaiting the day that they would finally be claimed.


Caspian is a dying man who wants nothing more than to make those who ruined his life pay. So when he stumbles upon a weapon that grants him the power of a God, he will pay whatever price he must, just as long as he can have his revenge.

(The cover is most likely temporary.)

A Battlefield of Swords and Flowers

A Battlefield of Swords and Flowers

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Psychological Male Lead Female Lead Magic Profanity High Fantasy War and Military

Cover Art By Darien Merriett

The knights of the Empire have always been looked upon with great acclaim and admiration. When anyone of them enter the streets, crowds gather around them, praising not only their skill with a sword but also the great chivalry they very rarely fail to present.  But even when all this commonplace for a knight, one of them sees it differently. While other knights march steadfastly through any terrain, she can't even bear the looks of the citizens for fear that she reveal to them the truth. 

MY Hero Academia: The Sixth Generation

MY Hero Academia: The Sixth Generation

Fan Fiction Action Comedy Drama School Life Supernatural Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Anti-Hero Lead Profanity Sexual Content Fan Fiction Super Heroes

A fan made screenplay set in the MHA universe. 

After the death of their old teacher, a group of estranged former hero students meet up and uncover a plot that forces them to work together, put aside their differences, and become the thing they wanted to be long ago... heroes.

Arcanist Warlord

Arcanist Warlord

Original Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Martial Arts Male Lead Xianxia High Fantasy

Jun Zarata, a teenager from the Zarata family has failed 
the inner court exam so many times he broke The Academy's record.
Due to his father leaving the family, his relatives despise him.
The youths his age ridicule and bully him since he doesn't have the strength to protect himself. 
But the young Zarata has a secret inside him others don't know about.
And he intends to make good use of the strange cloud he hosts in his dantian to turn his life around.

The Cat Of War

The Cat Of War

Original Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Male Lead Non-Human lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Profanity Gore Traumatising content High Fantasy

Warcats are a special and rare breed of Beasts, they are vicous, sadistic, and extremely loyal. Anybody who has ever managed to succesfully bond to someone has never EVER been killed by Assassins or Theives. They are a Mythical Rank Monster and only the richest and powerful people could ever hope to own one, most Kings can't even obtain one. So what happens when a adventurous Village Boy bonds whith one, and to what length will his enemies go to obtain in it?

P.S. The Warcat is the MC, there are no other MCs.

Felice Hybrid

Felice Hybrid

Original Action Drama Fantasy Gender Bender Supernatural Female Lead Secret Identity Profanity Gore Traumatising content Super Heroes

When you gain superpowers, you become less... human. A hybrid, as it's called nowadays. Though, whether you retain some humanity or completely turn into a mindless monster, you can't ever predict. It's up to chance.

For Chris, however, gaining powers did the opposite. It helped him, or rather, her now, feel more human than ever before. It was an accident, really. Who would have known her power would have completely reconstructed her body if she just let it do its thing without paying attention?

Anyway, now that she feels so alive, why not become a superheroine? Well, unfortunately, it's not that simple. There are obstacles to becoming a superheroine. For one, it certainly doesn't help that her powers cause other people to call her an eldritch horror from nightmares.

Also posting on scribblehub.

Supernatural: Tales of the Outsider

Supernatural: Tales of the Outsider

Fan Fiction Action Adventure Fantasy Reincarnation Gender Bender Supernatural Male Lead Female Lead Strong Lead Secret Identity Magic Anti-Hero Lead Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content Fan Fiction Super Heroes

Smitten by Angels upon arrival into this world, a warrior of the Infinite Realms must survive in the Realm of Supernatural by residing in the body of a young girl. Too bad for him, because the body he chose belonged to a woman named Jessica Moore. 
AKA. Sam Winchester's girlfriend that got killed in the very first episode. 
Watch the new Jessica Moore transform Supernatural...and have quite the fun in the process.

Alamat (Legend)

Alamat (Legend)

Original Action Fantasy Historical Horror Slice of Life Supernatural Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Magic Grimdark Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content Low Fantasy Super Heroes Mythos

Lumawig, a simple boy who has a great gift, but also a great responsibility to shoulder. Join him on a journey of self-discovery, fun adventure and full of dangers as he tries to carry out the task that has been handed down their family for generations, and to fulfill his destiny as a Babaylan!


An original webnovel written by a start-up artist. This is the first installment of a planned 4-chapter series.

The "Chapters" are divided into different "Acts", and each Chapter's story line will focus on one main character, and each "Act" will contain a sub-plot that is tied with the chapter's main plot. For the sake of easy reading, the "Act" will be divided into "sub-chapters (will be labelled as 'chapters')".


Enjoy!

Let the world be my playground.

Let the world be my playground.

Original Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Portal Fantasy / Isekai Male Lead Strong Lead Secret Identity Magic Strategy Profanity Gore Traumatising content High Fantasy Villainous Lead

It was just another day at the marble tower. Master and his disciple were performing an experiment. Much to masters glee and disciples horror. The experiment went awry, and they were separated forever. While disciples celebrated his freedom, his master found himself in an unfamiliar world. Will he adapt to this world, or will the world be forced to adapt to him?

Bellona the Heartless

Bellona the Heartless

Original Adventure Fantasy Gore Post Apocalyptic Profanity Urban Fantasy

Heartless has spent all her life in a post-apolcalyptic city in her tribe of vicious human unicorns, raiding other groups for food and water and fighting with other unicorns. After abanondoning her unicorn tribe, Heartless comes across a dying human phoenix who asks her to take him to Peter's Square. Reluctantly, she takes him but encounters difficulties because of her cruel upbringing. Will she be able to break free of the oppressive expectations of her childhood, adjust to the greater society, and find a new place for herself?

12 Hand Asura

12 Hand Asura

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Martial Arts Male Lead Strong Lead Magic Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content

Millions Of years after the war between the 12 gods, inside a small clan next to the largest mountain in the world, lives a boy who is very prideful, his dream is to become the strongest so when he finds out about a weapon that his ancestor used to make the whole world kneel before him, the boy decided to find it for himself.
Little did he know that this decision of his will separates him from his family and friends forever.
This is a story about a boy who wants ultimate strength but he has no experience or knowledge about the world outside.
With a lot of effort and luck by his side the boy may get what he wants but at what cost?

Covenant Sinners

Covenant Sinners

Original Action Adventure Drama Fantasy High Fantasy Magic Multiple Lead Characters

“I can never forgive you, and you can never forgive me.”

Those were the words that sealed a contract of eternity, between the two who had wronged each other too deeply to ever recover. That day, they lost all that was theirs and all they could have been. With hatred, fate had brought them to the ritual ground, then with hatred, they bonded.

One master, one servant.

An ordinary girl and an ordinary man they used to be.

But from that day on, the girl would never again be ordinary. The man would never again be of humankind.

This is the story of a demon girl and her servant the ex-demon slayer living as the enemies of the whole world.

Systemic Magic

Systemic Magic

Original Action Adventure Fantasy GameLit High Fantasy Magic Male Lead

Remus, an orphan obsessed with magic, finally gets his wish and is thrust into a world of slinging spells for better or worse. He quickly finds out being a mage is a dangerous business, especially when apprenticed to an outlaw. Schemes of all sorts plague the world of magic. WIll Remus, figure out, what's amiss, or die at the hands of an unknown enemy. 

Am I, Amanda or Ambria

Am I, Amanda or Ambria

Original Fantasy Romance Sexual Content

Ambria Washington is reading a book about Dustin Crenshaw and his love interest Amanda Waters, so involved with the book, she can’t put it down, then one night she falls asleep reading it and began dreaming she was the girl in the book. 

One night she read about the couple eloping to Las Vegas, and as she falls asleep, she becomes the one Dustin is making love to.  When she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself in Dustin’s bed and she’s the one married to him, not Amanda.  She tried to accept this bizarre occurrence, as she had fallen in love with Dustin as she’d read about his romance with Amanda.

Ambria is confused to how she could be drawn into a book and begin living the life that belongs to a fictional character.  As Ambria tries to understand why or how she has been transported into Amanda’s life, she’s has to prevent Dustin from finding out she isn’t the woman he’d fallen in love with and dissolve their marriage.

Warlock

Warlock

Original Action Fantasy Sci-fi Short Story Male Lead Magic Profanity Gore Space Opera

A group of space travellers have been hunting a dangerous warlock across space and between planets. They are in a constant chase with him, and have fought him multiple times, with him either beating them or escaping with little harm. This time, they have chased him to a tundra planet. Will this finally be the end of their hunt?

The Purest Colour

The Purest Colour

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Female Lead High Fantasy Magic Mystery

In a land not so different than ours, divided into 13 nations, a daughter to a cruel king lives with the gift of seeing different moments in time. Her father, as tough and colourless as the country he rules over has created a system leaning on the work of the poorest citizens. One night when his daughter's quarters turn to ashes and she gets followed into the night, she escapes with two lowly but loyal guards with the means to protect her life.

The guards are really nothing more than a boy and a girl with strange stories and backgrounds from the ends of the worlds, but eventually all three learn to trust each-other and become a closer team than ever expected though their differences. 

But death and exposure are never far away and ultimately all of the secrets of the land unravel before their eyes.   

The Swordbreaker Saga Book 1

The Swordbreaker Saga Book 1

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Martial Arts Male Lead Strong Lead Magic Xianxia High Fantasy Dungeon

After returning from a seven year journey braving the perilous Merchant Road, Rekaard wishes only to provide for his family with his new Southern magic outlawed in the North. But can he protect his family when a mysterious organization threatens to destroy the only home he's ever known?

This story is set in the Slime Dungeon Universe by Jeffrey Falcon Logue

This Story Does Not Have: Harem, LitRPG, Weak Protagonist, Genius or even relatively Intelligent Protagonist

This Story Does Have: Bone-headed but hard working Protagonist who just wants to protect the people he cares about, some Xianxia/Wuxia elements, Magic

Unfavourable Odds

Unfavourable Odds

Original Non-Human lead Sci-fi

One off piece depicting the challenges of non-humans.

Sage of glass

Sage of glass

Original Action Comedy Fantasy Romance Portal Fantasy / Isekai School Life Supernatural Strong Lead Magic Profanity Sexual Content Gore

Standing in the dark and dry chambers of the labyrinth of trials is the sage of glass, his once shining hair now dirty, his once beautiful skin covered in dust, sweat, and hardened blood, whether it is his or from one of his enemies even he no longer knew.
his ropes didn't fare much better, now riddled with holes and cuts,
sullied with blood and dirt, his breaths rapid and irregular, bringing with it a stinging pain preventing him from taking any deep breaths, his once well-built body looked to be one of an undead.

yet his eyes burn with determination

before him, a great gate stands, it's color black, it has no scratch any imperfection, upon it is a detailed carving of runes used to draw a painting, making the gate, an efficient work of runecraft and a masterpiece of art, his hands trace across the runes helping with the process of decoding and reading it
[ defeat the manifestation of your element and lay claim to what was promised ]

as he finished reading the hidden message a lump of anxiety slid down his throat, for he knew how impossible a trial stands before him.

yet with steady hands, he pushes the gate open.

"for her,"

he repeats the words that kept him sane so far.
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this story is a reverse isekai not a returning story

The Gun Undone: An Anthology of Strange Fiction

The Gun Undone: An Anthology of Strange Fiction

Fan Fiction Fantasy Horror Sci-fi Short Story Cyberpunk Portal Fantasy / Isekai Supernatural Male Lead Female Lead Multiple Lead Characters Magic Anti-Hero Lead Strategy Grimdark Profanity Gore Traumatising content Fan Fiction GameLit Low Fantasy Urban Fantasy Dungeon Mythos Post Apocalyptic

A collection of peculiar tales. Ranging from the pulpy to the brainy, from thinly veiled homages to independent adventures, the stories take place across a scattering of worlds united only by weirdness.

Lost in the multiverse, a brilliant schoolteacher finds herself in a lot of trouble.

In a green and meditative future, the narrator and their father make an unlikely discovery at the bottom of a landfill.

After a heist gone awry, a team of mutants race through a degenerating world to deliver a dangerous cargo.

A college student is forced to look deeper into history than he had ever wanted.