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Enjoying life

Enjoying life

Original Action Adventure Romance Mystery Male Lead Female Lead Strong Lead Multiple Lead Characters High Fantasy

A story about two people trying to enjoy their lives, despite the world's best efforts to stop them.

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Should be a xuanhuan, but Royal Road doesn't have the tag.

The Wizard of Quintz

The Wizard of Quintz

Original Fantasy GameLit High Fantasy LitRPG Magic

Sometimes, a hero hatches from the unlikeliest soul…

Merl Sheepherder is a shepherd, as his name suggests. Except, he isn’t really a good one. He’s often distracted. You see, Merl can see things other folks can’t. For instance, he can see words and numbers hovering over buildings, and if he studies an item hard enough, a golden plaque full of scribble appears. Most every one of his friends, and his enemies for that matter, has three letters over their head. If you asked Merl what they say though, he won’t be able to tell you because he can’t read.

It doesn’t bother Merl too much, but it does his dad. So, when a wizard camps out in a nearby wood, his dad drags Merl to see him. No one could truly predict what happens next, after all, medieval zombies aren’t really a thing, and surely a simple farmhand can’t hold the fate of the known world in his calloused hands?

That would be unheard of.

This is the first book in the series Dead Server 7. It is complete at 200,000 words and chapters will be posted every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday until all are published. It has also been professionally edited.

[ARC.] Survival Online

[ARC.] Survival Online

Original Action Fantasy Sci-fi Tragedy Supernatural Male Lead Magic Grimdark Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content Urban Fantasy Super Heroes Mythos Post Apocalyptic

A young man with an ordinary appearance by the name of Noah recently moved to a new city in the hopes of changing his luck after a string of failed dates and losing his unremarkable job in pursuit of new opportunities. Noah's world does change, but not in the way that Noah had imagined it would in his wildest fantasies.

 

This story begins with the appearance of a fleet of unknown spacecraft arriving above all of the major settlements and cities of Earth causing widespread panic and chaos to become common. The alien fleet is controlled by an unimaginably advanced artificial intelligence which oversees all activity on arrival known as 'the System'. 

 

The System's arrival heralds the beginning of the apocalypse where survivors who revert to their baser instincts have an advantage in survival. 

 

A voice which doesn't use words appears inside the mind of every living creature on the planet and labels them as 'system users' and is recognised as belonging to the alien artificial intelligence identified as 'the System', offering users a path to power and immortality. The voice announces that the [Trial Phase] has now begun.

 

Shortly afterwards the sky became cloaked in fire then the dead began to rise again as demonic creatures which appeared as twisted parodies of what they were in life. Users began to awaken supernatural abilities that allowed them to combat against this new threat at the cost of civilisation as we know it. The System's motives are a mystery which must be uncovered as the fate of the world rests firmly in its grasp.

 

Does the arrival of the System herald the world's hope for salvation or is it the cause of its tragic downfall?


I will be updating [ARC.] Survival Online with TWO free chapters a week. This rate will increase as I meet patreon goals.

Bonus chapters are available for donations at $50USD a chapter.

On Green Pastures

On Green Pastures

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Male Lead Gore Traumatising content Low Fantasy Mythos

A century after the start of great migration when the second son of the Chief Mieshko took half the folk and moved east Yarosh is leading his 100 cavalrymen at the flank of Volynian army facing the imperial tagmata.
The land beyond is green and crossed with rivers, should they gain victory it shall be theirs by right of conquest, should they be defeated on Volynian head will be the Thebasian yoke.
Unseen by mortal eyes Hysminos God of war and his daughter Ahra Goddess of combat are planning to have fun. 

Little do they know who their actions will create.


Hey guys this is my first attempt at writing something hopefully I will be able to keep somewhat stable releases.
The story is not set in stone so if you have ideas or suggestions please comment them they would help a lot.
Also comment if you have some critique about action scenes I'm trying to make them as realistic as possible.

Blood Thick as Steel

Blood Thick as Steel

Original Action Drama Horror Mystery Martial Arts Slice of Life Supernatural Male Lead Strong Lead Non-Human lead Strategy Grimdark Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content Low Fantasy Mythos

Norayr Pogosian, a detective who investigates anomalous activity ranging from mysterious murders, crimes, or mysterious mythological events needed for investigation. Norayr is there for all of those things, included with this, he attempts to hide the events that he investigates a secret from the public for the most part.

Magical Women: Out of Retirement

Magical Women: Out of Retirement

Original Action Drama Fantasy Sci-fi Gender Bender Female Lead Strong Lead Multiple Lead Characters Magic Profanity Sexual Content Gore High Fantasy Super Heroes Post Apocalyptic

102 years ago, Earth was bombarded by an alien empire. The attack nearly extinguished humanity and sunk several countries. The only magical girl was able to save her homeland, Japan, and raised a new continent as a refuge for victims of “The Bombardment”, which afterward became New City. After wiping out the attacking fleet and the empire, in her final act, she scattered her magic across the stars, enabling others to obtain powers like hers. She was henceforth called a Goddess and ushered in a new Magical Age.

Today, magical girls are on the decline. Brittney and her friends were a team of magical girls during the Magical Archive Boom, calling themselves the Magical Squad. After their leader died, the Squad gradually broke up and grew apart emotionally. Crime took over New City for the third time in its history while they led unsatisfying lives as adults forced to grow up by society.

When a magical girl dies before her eyes, Brittney decides to once again take up arms against the new crime wave. But as she tries to enlist the help of her friends, how will they respond to the call this time, as they deal with adult struggles of their own?

Amorphophallus titanum

Amorphophallus titanum

Original Action Drama Horror Psychological Male Lead Female Lead Multiple Lead Characters Secret Identity Anti-Hero Lead Gore Traumatising content

Two people with differing ideals collide.

One is a serial killer, dedicated to killing contract killers who kill innocent people for money. The other is an assassin who kills for the sake of getting paid so that he can pay for his little brother to stay alive in a hospital.

Which of these two are the lesser evil?

Sylver Seeker

Sylver Seeker

Original Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Reincarnation Male Lead Magic Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content

After fulfilling the duty, all arch necromancers are tasked with, Sylver Sezari was not expecting to ever wake up again.

But he did.

And after crawling his way back into the land of the living, he’s alive once again. In a strange land, a strange time, and with a strange floating screen in front of his new face.

Either through plan or chance, he’s alive again, and planning to enjoy himself to his heart's content.

-The story isn’t grimdark, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows either. There will be lighthearted and positive moments, as well as some sad ones. That being said, it’s a whole lot more light than dark.
-This is a LITRPG story.

 

Author’s note:
-It can get very GORY. I’m somewhat desensitized to gore and violence. So while the story isn’t full of gore for the sake of gore, it can get a little too descriptive.
-The MC is a necromancer, so corpses and decay, and all the things that come with it, will be mentioned from time to time.
-I’m a huge fan of Egyptian, Slavic, and Greek mythology, so expect quite a bit of that. That said, so much is altered, you’ll be hard-pressed to guess how exactly it is being used.
-POV changes are almost entirely limited to the first few chapters.
-Despite being ‘immortal’ the MC can, and will, die. In the event he does, the story doesn’t end, simply time skips forward. Which in some cases is going to be worse than just dying.
-I love plot twists, as much as I love red herrings and Chekhov guns. Deus Ex Machina’s not so much.

If you like the story, please leave a review!

False Poems

False Poems

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Mystery Martial Arts Supernatural Male Lead Strong Lead Multiple Lead Characters Secret Identity Magic Anti-Hero Lead Strategy Grimdark Profanity Gore Low Fantasy High Fantasy War and Military Ruling Class

At the College of Harakan, the institution created by the Principality of Losserai to search for and nurture the princedom's brightest poets, Zile Kresovis is soon to graduate. He has been widely regarded as the greatest poet since the founding of the college itself, and perhaps the one to finally solve the Poem.

But it all changed a year ago. Where once Zile could string together earth-shattering stanzas with ease and just as easily orate them, he now faces a problem -- stage fright. At least, that's what everyone thinks. Zile suspects it may be something more, as the same scene repeats itself in his head whenever he goes to perform.

After suffering a final moment of embarrassment and facing expulsion, he drunkenly wanders the alleys of the Losserai capital, meeting a strange girl that might just bring his name back into the spotlight.

 

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AN: Not a magic school story. It's adventure fantasy, with a hint of mystery. Power systems, magic, and all else will be explained as the story progresses.

This is my first time writing, so please give me constructive criticism. I'm happy to accept it.

 

 

 

Calamity Messenger

Calamity Messenger

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Psychological Reincarnation Portal Fantasy / Isekai Male Lead Magic Grimdark Traumatising content High Fantasy

After unfortunately dying after resolving to fix his regrets during the nearing end of his high school life, Sora wakes up at an unfamiliar place, meeting a woman and a man who he recognized to be his new parents, he realizes that he had been reincarnated. Knowing this, he learned more about the strange world where the cities and land were covered by longer nights, magic was abound and countless cultures merged. He later finds himself with the restricted ability to tamper with time itself and hides his talents from the people around him, along with his knowledge from his past life. Resolving to learn from his past life, he resolves to live out his life in peace, only to be disturbed once more by the murder of his mother.

 

Seeing an assassin kill his mother right before his very eyes, the assassin leaves with only a single word, "Akasha". Upon later learning the word Akasha was the name of a terrorist group, his father learns the news and falls into depravity, later on turning into an abusive drunkard.

 

Starved, beaten up and depressed, The young boy decides to escape and flee from his household, living amongst the streets and the normal people, he learns more about the pitiful state of the commoners in his kingdom truly is. Four years later, gaining the trust of the people, he finds himself in a pinch against the guards, abusing their authority. About to be arrested, he is bailed out by a quiet girl working for a merchant company. Eventually learning more about her and her organization, earning their trust, he is offered a job as a messenger for their company. Seeing this as a chance to adventure and meet his mother's assassin once again, he accepts the job.

 

And thus begins his adventure, learning and growing while meeting new people with different ideologies and crossing countries and borders with varying traditions, he finds that the small unjust world is far wider and more cruel than he had thought. With his past of abuse and misfortune coming back to haunt him, where will his feet and ability take him?

 

This is the story of a person who tries to find his place within the world he found himself in, with his fate played by the gods and goddesses, his odyssey to find a home in a broken world, delivering messages and warnings throughout the borders he crosses, begins.

 

 

Author's note: (This is my first fiction & Draft, please comment or point out anything you find wrong or off ^.^, As for the Traumatising Content tag, events like abuse and trauma are mellowed down to some extent and just border on the line of Grimdark fantasy, so don't expect those kinds of content to prevail too much.)

Heaven of the Dream Fantasy - Going for a zero-damage record

Heaven of the Dream Fantasy - Going for a zero-damage record

Original Comedy Female Lead LitRPG Strong Lead

The state-of-the-art VRMMO, Heaven of the Dream Fantasy, is gaining popularity! Featuring fantastical creatures! Swords and magic! Rare loots!

Level up, become strong, find more loots, defeat boss, rinse and repeat!

Enjoy the daily life of an absolutely normal player as she tries her best to achieve pacifism in defiance of the system, at the expense of the people around her.

Fate's Grand Order

Fate's Grand Order

Fan Fiction Action Adventure Drama LitRPG Sci-fi Virtual Reality Portal Fantasy / Isekai Supernatural Male Lead Strong Lead Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Secret Identity Magic Profanity Gore Traumatising content Fan Fiction GameLit Low Fantasy Super Heroes

Fate's Grand Order: OC-SI Crossovers.

Short synopsis: Two siblings entered into the virtual world with their Avatars just for Roleplaying and bonding. 

Unbeknownst to them. They left quite a tale by unintentionally marking their own legends into the  "Game" worlds/servers they've inhabited.

Ignorant of their actions, they continued their mayhem for better or worse. ( mostly just for Roleplaying. )

and left unscathe after dying and returning into the "Real World".

 

Inspired by :

Fate series. 

Overlord Anime.

I have a Mansion in the apocalyptic world.

The boss behind the game. 

And a bunch of Authors from various websites. 

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AN: PS, I have multiple Acc in various sites so I might publish some of my works.

"Might", because I'm busy and just writing for fun.

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My name is Demiurge Ohara, just your normal Writer and Reader. 

The Prince of Fingers

The Prince of Fingers

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Contemporary Supernatural Male Lead Profanity Gore

Underneath a quiet town in the middle of the countryside lies a forgotton and ancient danger.

At its entrance is a drunk businessman, a princess, and a librarian.

The world is doomed.

From Deep Within

From Deep Within

Original Action Adventure Psychological Supernatural Male Lead Magic Strategy Gore Traumatising content Low Fantasy Mythos

There in the corner of all thoughts, lays the center of something dark and evil. A hive begging to reach forth beyond reason. Recently, signs of it growing have emerged around and within society. There's only one person who can ever hope to stop this resurgence. As he desperately searches for a clue, or an answer, he must overcome the difficulties of his tribal surroundings.

Will he make it in time? Or will the world fall into its depths of madness?

Key and Chains

Key and Chains

Original Action Adventure Drama Fantasy School Life Supernatural Male Lead Magic Strategy Gore Low Fantasy Urban Fantasy Super Heroes Dungeon

There are things that should stay locked because if they are not, we are in danger.

The Administrator: Game or Reality

The Administrator: Game or Reality

Original Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Virtual Reality Portal Fantasy / Isekai Male Lead Non-Human lead Magic Strategy GameLit High Fantasy Ruling Class

This is a story about an admin of a VR MMORPG getting trapped in the world he played for years, as a demon lord no less.

Come experience the power of Ainz Oo- *cough* sorry an administrator as he tries to figure out how to get back to his world.

I have a previous novel I wrote (Voyager 0: The Sole Survivor) that I highly recommend you check out. No I will not be dropping that series either

Defenders of Fantasmyth

Defenders of Fantasmyth

Original Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Female Lead Strong Lead Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Magic High Fantasy

Jakyra, a young-adult coairse* dragon with an affinity for wordplay and skill in fighting, is a pest to her government the Dragon Crown. 

This odd relationship leads her to make contact with a long-lost magical, draconic construct of great renown called Ismat, leading up to a string of bizarre, humorous, and troublesome events. 

Chance brings together the impulsive dragon, her quiet, resolute elven friend Sauda, amiable, honor-seeking dwarf Gunnar, and the construct Ismat. 

The Omniguards, Defenders of Fantasmyth, are born.

 

*No, that is not a typo.


Defenders of Fantasmyth is a high fantasy xenofiction set in a world of dragons, elves, dwarves, and swarms of other mythical races. The rise of a party of rangers under the banner of a great magic artifact is told in a fast-paced story, complete with a loose magic system, zany characters, humor abound, and an overarching plot. It also has wordplay for days.

The story does not contain romance, grimdark or litRPG elements, and isn’t a monster fiction. Like all of my works, it is family friendly.

Being a web serial, the story is subject to mistakes in plot, grammar, and so on. Feel free to help polish this story by providing constructive feedback. Thank you.

Finally, Defenders of Fantasmyth updates on the 5th, 15th, and 25th of each month.

Origin of death

Origin of death

Original Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Male Lead Strong Lead Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Magic Gore Mythos

The oldest soul in the universe becomes the highest god of death in the newly created world. See how it will create a world of the dead and influence the lives of mortals.

RED PANTHER

RED PANTHER

Original Action Gore Male Lead Profanity Super Heroes Traumatising content

The king was murdered and the people suffered to appoint the next king. But the next heir was from a different tribe and country... But who could have kill a king or is this just a lie or cover up. And how can a different person with different tribe and ethics rule a different tribe and ethics. Well read to the last chapter to know why.

This story was written by me Joseph Nicholas Akuma A. K. A Goodboy Jchrist. Although it's almost like black panther from marvel studio but it is completely different. Any claim and declaration on this story is not real but just a fiction. I'm sorry if its not ideal to post it but it's my story and I deserve to publish it.

RED PANTHER

(Black Panther Alternative)

Is written and published by me.

Contact me via

Facebook:- AuthorJchrist

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Thanks as you read

Storm on the Horizon

Storm on the Horizon

Original Adventure Drama Fantasy High Fantasy Magic Multiple Lead Characters Mystery Supernatural

When stars fall from the sky and monsters roam the streets, who can hope to save the royal city of Farone?

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Llain, an apprentice blacksmith who feels adrift in the hustle of a big city; Kalia, an eager initiate of Izael's temple seeking her destiny in the form of a prayer; and Lavinia, trained from a young age to be her master's knife in the dark, find themselves thrust into danger as their seemingly disparate lives intertwine to rectify the mistakes of the past. But as they chase the stars on a quest to find meaning, their own history threatens to undo everything they love.