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Time of the Virus

Time of the Virus

Original Drama Psychological Contemporary Male Lead Strong Lead Strategy Grimdark Profanity Gore Traumatising content Satire Post Apocalyptic

The plague has gone rampant. The new strand of mutated virus is killing everyone. Smart enough to know when to get out of dodge, a writer and English professor runs away from the city with his family, then forms a group of surviors to get through the troubled times.

Diary of Discord

Diary of Discord

Original Drama Mystery Tragedy Contemporary Strategy Grimdark Post Apocalyptic War and Military

Buying land and starting a homestead sounded like a wonderful way to escape the city life that plagues so many, but when tragedy strikes, times get tough, and morals slowly erode, what will you is that one thing you will be willing to do to survive. That line in the sand will be crossed, the threshold will be seen, and the other side of the door, that dark place that is the feral human instinct of survival, will be explored.

Icarus Rising

Icarus Rising

Original Fantasy LitRPG Virtual Reality Wuxia GameLit High Fantasy

A young snowboarding instructor's life changes after a mistake with a super drug created by an evil corporate entity seeking immortality saves him from a coma. Kano is targeted and his consciousness is uploaded into a fantasy video game where he tries to adapt to his new world. 

Green Life

Green Life

Fan Fiction Action Psychological Romance Tragedy Virtual Reality Reincarnation Martial Arts School Life Male Lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Gore Traumatising content Fan Fiction Low Fantasy Urban Fantasy War and Military

Hatsuko is a normal high school boy with no abilities and no friends.

He always wished to have special abiliti like everyone elese that lived on the biggest country called Sakuru which has a giant crater on it.

Hatsuko notices some weird changes on his body....

Heart of a seagull

Heart of a seagull

Original Adventure Fantasy Historical Romance Female Lead Secret Identity Magic Urban Fantasy

Venetta - a mysterious city upon the coast where everyone hides their true face behind a mask. One of Venetta's rulers want to use dangerous sea magic for evil purposes. The heroine of the novel comes to the city under the guise of a patrician Julia to find this person. But all her plans are foiled by unexpected intrigues and cunning sea monsters - will she survive in this world of cruel magic?

Half a Heart

Half a Heart

Fan Fiction Action Adventure Romance Tragedy Male Lead Female Lead Multiple Lead Characters Magic Anti-Hero Lead Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content Fan Fiction

You thought you didn't have a soulmate. All that's going to change when you meet the man out of time  Steve Rogers x Reader (Soulmates)

 

If you see this story on another website, as long as the author is "Average FanFic Writer" or something of that sort it's still me!

The Oldest Man

The Oldest Man

Original Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Supernatural Male Lead Strong Lead Non-Human lead Secret Identity Grimdark Profanity Gore Satire Low Fantasy Mythos

arlo walsworth is a 93 year old man slowing losing his mind to dimensia, trapped in a hotel complex by his family to wait his end of days but despite the amount of shame that comes with putting a strong independent man in such a situation he has generally accepted his life and soon to arrive death. this all changes when the system hits all humanity at the same time, giving him the unique moniker and race as the oldest human to be transferred to the systems dominion. The system, pragmatic in its ways, only activates for people who had a strong will, strong goals, and a strong wish for change. Arlo may have survived through a global banking collapse, the plague and the Great War but can arlo survive the Great Change? 

Join arlo as he figures out what to do since he was given a second chance, without any set tasks by the ones who gave it.

This story would involve racial change as the system would give Old Man Arlo a special skill, a special title and a forced race change as a "benefit" from said title.

Renewal and Rebirth

Renewal and Rebirth

Original Action Virtual Reality Reincarnation Female Lead Wuxia Profanity Gore Xianxia

Interstellar travel.  Life extension medicines.  Advanced AI's

All of these meant nothing to Jayden, she had been born too soon, her body unable to process the new technology.  She was approaching the end of her life and had a choice to make.  Deep Dive VR had progressed and real digitization and uploading was now an option for those unable to use life-extension treatments.

For all the science the Human race had developed, Jayden was forced to take a different path.  She would be digitized and explore a new world.  One where cultivation and dinosaurs blended together.

For those unfamiliar with my writing style, Second Chances was my first attempt at writing.  I'm not sure how much I learned in the process, except that readers get angry when you mess with characters they like!

Warnings - I tend to info dump.  I know I do this, I like slice of life novels that take time to unfold.  So don't expect action, murder, and battles in every chapter, it isn't going to happen

I prefer the first-person narrative.  I will do an occasional POV shift, but very very rarely.

I hope you enjoy the story, comments, ratings, and favorites are greatly appreciated!

Terra, at worlds end!

Terra, at worlds end!

Original Fantasy High Fantasy Multiple Lead Characters

Follow several adventurers and their story of their homland Terra. A mystical world ones whole, now but a pice of what it once was.

As our band of weirdos unlock the mysteries burried deep within. 

Inside Us All are Seraphs (Posterity Edition)

Inside Us All are Seraphs (Posterity Edition)

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-fi Supernatural Male Lead Non-Human lead Magic Profanity Gore Traumatising content Post Apocalyptic

First and foremost, I must add a little disclaimer that this story has been dropped. This is simply a re-uploaded version for posterity's sake. 

Basic story synopsis: spider people in a post-apocalypse with ghosts and big monsters (that don't show up because this wasn't finished). 

Cover by  Sleepie. 

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Original Adventure Comedy Fantasy Sci-fi Slice of Life School Life Supernatural Male Lead Magic Strategy GameLit Low Fantasy Super Heroes

He couldn't do it. Bow to the monsters. Feast on their Flesh, on their Souls. So he didn't. And walked among them a star in the night. Defiant of their Path. He walked and held his head high. A Vegetarian.

Armor Spirits

Armor Spirits

Original Action Fantasy Sci-fi Mystery School Life Secret Identity Magic Low Fantasy Urban Fantasy Mythos

"There is often a great difference between what is on the surface, and what is truth".

The year is 2046.  The world is advancing, technologies are advancing and becoming more advanced, and the world is progressing into a new age.

As science advances, people would therefore think less of the supernatural, believe in it less.  After all, it does not reall exist right?  But this is hardly the truth, as the world is far more wonderous then one can believe.  There is things like magic and monsters in the world, spirits and supernatural events.  Special agencies and police forces help keep the peace, and also to keep everything secret, but there is far more.

And one of the various supernatural secrets this world holds, lie within its myths and legends.  The tales told and believed by many, the concepts of animal spirits and elementals, created special existences, or perhaps those legends were created from those special existences.  Armor Spirits.  Spirits based on animal spirits, mythological dieties, legendary heroes, and other famous stories and legends.  Amid the world of magic, Armor Spirits is one of the more common things one can encounter.  But for all the good legends, there are also plenty of bad.

And for one boy, they are about to be thrust into this world as a shadow creeps across his home.  Will he be able to rise to the challenge?  Or will everything fall into ruin?  Only time will tell.

The Mirror Chamber

The Mirror Chamber

Original Short Story

A short story of the fantastic genre, set in the underground of a city

Tales of the Animists

Tales of the Animists

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Martial Arts School Life Male Lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Strategy Grimdark Profanity Gore Traumatising content High Fantasy

New updates every Monday & Friday (pending me catching up to my own writing) . Length of updates varies as the chapter dictates. 

Eil has turned thirteen years old. This year he must participate in the test to join King Paulus's Military Institute. It's the one opportunity every Leonaisian gets to escape a lifetime of mining earth stones at-the-risk of punishment from the Sovereign State of Buffon's prefects. Eil is fortunate he belongs to one of the four noble tribes and already knows the secret to passing the test. What he doesn't know is the trick to surviving an institute more determined to see every one of its students dead than graduating alive. It's only when the odds are staunchly against you that the greatest animists are made. This is the philosophy of King Paulus's Military Institute.


Foreword: This foreword will be updated as necessary.

This will both have a great deal of lore to wade through and characters to remember. I'll be using some guides to ease that burden eventually. I've also opted towards more memorable names to ease your memorization jobs on that end as well. 

I'm not sure this is the standard sort of story that shows up on RR. There won't be any LitRPG, and it's not any sort of Isekai. There will be a great deal of battles and magic will be prevalent. I do very much enjoy those genres that are the norm on RR, this just isn't it. It will likely be more akin to a battle manga than anything else. Hopefully there's an audience for that here.  

Dark Warlock

Dark Warlock

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Romance Harem Supernatural Male Lead Strong Lead Non-Human lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Profanity Gore High Fantasy Ruling Class

Paul Veussia was a young and talented child. However, his future potential caused a life and death situation which already caused thousands to die for decades.

Well, do you know what happened? He lived. He lived and while killing every single one of his enemies he started to create the legend of the Dark Warlock.

Blade of Crom

Blade of Crom

Original Adventure Fantasy Short Story Male Lead Magic High Fantasy

A band of adventures go out to tackle the dangers of  a monster lair.Will they find treasure and glory or does a dark fatih await them in the dark?

A short story about Cromwalls Band of Adventurers and the one who leads them.

Darkened Skies

Darkened Skies

Original Action Fantasy Romance Sci-fi Supernatural Male Lead Post Apocalyptic

Maxwell had lived a hard life and many horrible events after the fall of the meteorites. The night him and his brother were trapped in a world that electricity no longer worked. First came the fall of society and then the mysterious towers rose from the earth. Thus, came the age of the towers and the creatures that flowed out of them.

In this world, Maxwell was weak and as others grew with power, he was nothing more than a slave class that had no talent. He barely was qualified to train others that were younger and had much more ability, until he was caught in a creature wave and he decided to sacrifice himself so his charges could escape. He found the courage to do just that but instead found himself deep with in the tower and just when he satisfied that he did something with his life. He found himself back just months before the fateful night before the apocalypse and knowledge of what is to come and the chance to change his future and possibly for the love ones he had lost.

Trash Mob

Trash Mob

Original Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Virtual Reality Reincarnation Portal Fantasy / Isekai Male Lead Non-Human lead Magic Profanity Gore GameLit High Fantasy Dungeon

Have you ever had a dream where you were so sure it was real that when you woke up, your entire existence was brought into question?

Well that's almost exactly what's happening to our main character.

Brought to what appears to be a world of magic and mayhem, a young man is forced to play the role of a "Trash Mob" in a V.R.M.M.O. (Virtual Reality Massively Multplayer Online Game).

With his memories seemingly gone and no way of knowing how he ended up in this predicament, our main character must choose.

Be the villain the players and NPC's of this world see him as, or try his best to save even the most innocent of souls.

Where will this adventure of misfortune lead him?

Eternal Battlegrounds

Eternal Battlegrounds

Original Fantasy LitRPG Sci-fi Mystery Tragedy Virtual Reality Male Lead Strong Lead Magic Strategy High Fantasy Dungeon War and Military Ruling Class

In the Year 2048, The Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game called, 'Phantom Star Online' successfully completed it's thirty years of release. To celebrate the grand event, The company which developed the game, Arteria Gaming [AG] announced the further development of the game by upgrading it to the world's first Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game under the name, 'Eternal Battlegrounds'.

The announcement of the release of the World's First VRMMORPG overwhelmed the Gamers around the world and the company sold its first 50,000 copies successfully within few hours of the release. The first server started at the designated time and every player dived into the game with the new technology called, 'Spirowyre'.

Antonio Weiss, One of the hardcore Gamer got his hands on the first set of copies and dived into the game to find that he couldn't Log Out of the Game. To his surprise, He found that only he was the only person who cannot Log Out and to everyone else, This world was just another game but, to him, This virtual world turned into his New Reality.

Antonio doesn't know what would happen if he died in this World, He don't know whom to trust, He must have to survive until the end and find a way to get out of this world.

Dragon Gods king / King of the Dragon Gods : Soaring through whole world

Dragon Gods king / King of the Dragon Gods : Soaring through whole world

Original Harem High Fantasy Non-Human lead Romance

This story is about a immortal true dragon main lead, who was born with strange kind of powers...

He was child of the king and queen of all dragons race,but was rejectet by his family because of not having bloodline of their family..

He was kicked out of the empire and there he goes to a demi dragon forest where he meets a girl and fall in love...

But is life truly that easy ? Will his life be that easy and simple.. ??

Lets join our main protoganist at his journey,journey where he goes throughany life and death batyles and meets many life and death friends and how he becomes king of all dragons gods......