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Hero City

Hero City

Original Action LitRPG Sci-fi Virtual Reality Male Lead

After recovering from an explosion that shook several blocks of his city, Police Officer Robert Kipp found himself paralyzed and stuck behind a desk. Even though he'd been recognized as a hero for resucing and evacuating numerous families, he really didn't feel like one. An unexpected birthday gift from his son, ends up being the newest technology in Full Immersion Virtual Reality gaming, which allows him to log into Hero City, and use his legs! Here he can learn to be a true hero! But with this being his very first online video game, will he be able to adapt and stop the villains from controlling the city?

243 Wanderers

243 Wanderers

Original Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Multiple Lead Characters Anti-Hero Lead Profanity Gore Traumatising content

My name is Karasuma Eiji, a boy abandoned by my parents, and getting picked up by your everyday ordinary drug dealer. And on one particular day, I got careless and got caught when I was delivering the package.

After that incident and spending some time in the juvenile and rehabilitation centre, and getting re-educated. By the time I reached the age to enter a high school, I finally had the opportunity to go out of the system and take my freedom with terms.

I must attend and finish the boarding school without adding a single bad record.  

But at the entrance ceremony, my world suddenly changed. The whole 1st-year student is summoned into a fantasy world in order to defeat the demons and become a hero.

However, why do I want to do that?

What's the benefit? Is it Money? Then how much? Is it Fame? Or just plainly returning home after everything was over?

What about our safety? Is there any insurance?

And what should I care? This isn't my world nor do I have any special bond with this world.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Original Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Multiple Lead Characters Magic Strategy Grimdark Profanity Gore Traumatising content

What happens when a sheltered princess meets an unruly bird? Will they manage to break free of their respective cages or will they simply exchang one cage for another?

Deviation

Deviation

Original Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy LitRPG Reincarnation Martial Arts Magic Anti-Hero Lead Grimdark Profanity Sexual Content Gore

Dying, is never fun, but for a boy named Leon it especially hard pill to swallow. He had gotten his grades up, made friends, and at long last he gotten the girl. Then at the very pinnacle of his high school achievement, that was culminating in a two-day skiing trip with said girl, he died. Well to be fair so did every other living thing in the unvunive, include the universe itself, but hey like they say don't sweat the small stuff.

At least Leon was given the chance to live a new live in a world of magic, though it won't be easy. This new world is no game, even though it may present itself like one. Leon will need to adapt and survive to the hell that is his new world before he can ever dream about saving the world as a chosen hero.

Clockwork Revenant

Clockwork Revenant

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Psychological Strong Lead Multiple Lead Characters Non-Human lead Magic Profanity Gore

Iro Emmerick, Spellrifle 2nd Class, awakens in a trench puddle with almost no memory of who he is, and a nearly-indestructible new body made of clockwork and steel. Driven by a need for answers, he sets out to discover the truth of what happened to him, and finds a world far different from the fragments he remembers.

The Avatar of Death

The Avatar of Death

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Supernatural Male Lead Strong Lead Non-Human lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Profanity Gore Traumatising content

 

How would you feel if you suddenly lost all the meaning to your life? Your family, friends... Heh even the life itself.

But in exchange, you stumbled upon the biggest secrets of the entire universe. The powers long forgotten... The powers sealed long ago... The curse that's hidden within... Would you be ready to pay that price to get your revenge?  Mira did... and this is his story.

Authors note: This is my first Light novel so point out any mistakes. Thanks. I don't like mistakes.

I do not own the picture.

A Goblin's Gambit

A Goblin's Gambit

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Non-Human lead Magic

Crooke Candlewrought is a goblin unlike any other of his breed, with an equally strange dream of becoming a great hero. Here he begins his adventure in pursuit of this unlikely ambition, making friends and enemies along the way. He struggles against the Darksayer of the Winterwood, and those terrible thieves that fight beneath him.

Use... Everything!

Use... Everything!

Original Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Virtual Reality Male Lead Profanity Gore

Novak is just your average noob in Chaos and Fame, but he's determined to be the best... but in such a challenging VRMMO can he?

The Four Mental Opposers

The Four Mental Opposers

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Martial Arts School Life Supernatural Male Lead Female Lead Strong Lead Multiple Lead Characters Secret Identity Magic Anti-Hero Lead Wuxia
Set in the fictional land of Exliciour, the story tells about four individuals; Craide Annieguard, whose sister, Annie, disappeared one night, stolen by the tides after raising her family's class, Mercury Oceanguard, the fallen princess who swore to fight and gain her family's respect against all odds, Herrisa Arrowguard, the coldest girl amongst all frozen-hearted girls after her family was ruthlessly annihilated by evil forces, and the last one, Runo Merchantguard, a mysterious child from a low-class family who seems to be a genius.

 

The four meet upon arriving at Winshire Academy, a place where people from all around Exliciour gather to train how to bend both elemental forces and mental forces. The powers are divided to oppose each other, fire vs. ice, nature vs. poison, light vs. mist, heart vs. mind, illusion vs. reality, life vs. pain, etc. It is only there where the four realizes that they were all destined to meet upon finding out about the Four Mental Opposers, an ancient group that served under the rulers of the country, whose powers consisted of both Mental and Elemental types of bending. Upon learning of this, the four set out to find the power corrupting the land and ends up having to fight against the three ruling families.
The sun and the moon; a tale of two protagonists

The sun and the moon; a tale of two protagonists

Original Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Male Lead Female Lead Multiple Lead Characters Magic Strategy

After a heated battle for the right to a rare item, two famous female players find themselves suddenly transported back to the tutorial zone. Confused at first, they soon realize all their levels, stats and skills have been reset to those of a new character's. Strangely enough their inventory remained untouched and all legendary equipment have thus been preserved, but none of that mattered as being level 1 meant they could not overcome the level requirements to adorn them.

What was going?

As they continued forward they quickly find out that perhaps things were not the same as the game they remembered, or rather, it was exactly the same but 'different' in a way. Things have become more 'real', as if this was no longer just a game but reality. If that was the case, then even after the reset they still had one advantage on their side: they knew the game's story. Using that knowledge they will have to live on in this familiar yet dangerous new world.

This is the story of how two hated rivals- a fiery noblewoman and a frigid maid- are forced to join hands in order to survive. "Perhaps there are indeed two sovereigns in the sky... The sun and the moon."

The Warden of the East

The Warden of the East

Original Action Comedy Fantasy Male Lead Magic Profanity Gore Traumatising content

YOU HERETIC'S!HOW DARE THEE TOUCH THE GREAT WALLS OF THE BLESSED SAINT NI- oh hello there! Nice to finally meet you! My name is sir Eric Karlon, I fight for his holy majesty king Alexi- IF YOU TOUCH THE WALL I WILL HAVE A PIKE SHOVED WHERE GODS LIGHT DOES NOT SHINE!*cough* I FIGHT FOR HIS HOLYNESS ALEXIA LANBERDY THATS ALL!

We follow(at a distance)the story of Eric Karlon the most holy and mad of the four wardens of the walls.We will see him try to reason with HERETICS.......meaning asking if they are a heretics then kiling them!

hello! This is my first story and well me anglish is vry beid(my English is very bad)so if I get something wrong please tell me and if there is something that does not make sense or if the story is going downhill.Am BEGGING YA TELL ME!!!

am going for a story that is a bit more real life like.YES there will be monsters,magic and of course HERETICS!!BUT I want a bit more like real life so no leather amour that everyone wears, no katana love(what i mean is that katana are everywhere and also it's impossible for a katana to just slice thro plate!!!)no dumb logic where since it is a skin of a beast or something then it means that's its lightweight,stops every blow with ease and repairing is just a few stitches.NO dumbass villains that are Just "oh am a plot point so i must be evil!".lastly NO am PISSED SO I GOT TO WIN(meaning people are not just gonna become better at everything just because they are pissed off or black out and win the fight.)

 

P.S Pic is not mine so if its yours pls tell me in the comments or something I will take it down 

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Original Adventure LitRPG Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content

William has set himself a goal and in achieving it he will honour his Grandfather's memory. He doesn't care about his family, their politics, their goals.

William will become a delver and pit himself against The Dungeon and climb. Perhaps he will achieve glory and merits of his own. Or maybe he will die alone in the depths.

He doesn't yet know how things will go, but he intends to see his resolution through to the end. Earnest the Undying taught him to do things in full or not at all and William keeps that teaching close to his heart.

Spirit Shifter

Spirit Shifter

Original Action Fantasy Short Story Supernatural

The story revolves around Miroka, an average high school girl who is interested in making friends with the class loner, Zef. Little does she know that she will soon get involved with the boy's supernatural work, exorcism.

Nello & Pastrache ~2nd~ :: (The Reincarnation Story of A Dog in Flanders in an LitRPG Transmigration)

Nello & Pastrache ~2nd~ :: (The Reincarnation Story of A Dog in Flanders in an LitRPG Transmigration)

Original Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy LitRPG Reincarnation Summoned Hero Gender Bender Supernatural Male Lead Female Lead Magic

Nello and his faithful dog Pastrache were left frozen on the steps of the Belgium Church. In sympathy, the Goddess of Rebirth and Transmigration have given them a second chance at living in an alternate reality of fantasy and magic with new bodies. However, will they be able to survive in an equally cruel and lonely world, or repeat their tragedy once more? Please root for them.

DND Homebrew Shorts

DND Homebrew Shorts

Original Adventure LitRPG Short Story Supernatural Profanity

These are short stories for my homebrew DND campaign.

The campaign will be set 10 years after magic apocalypse. Technology quit working and people slowly became other races or abruptly changed the day of the second sun. No blue screens and limited magical items but players are allowed to scavenge for guns and supplies.

These stories will start off with the people who help create the backgrounds for my campaign but will work on other ideas eventually.

Of Black Cloaks & In Between

Of Black Cloaks & In Between

Original Fantasy Male Lead Magic Profanity Gore

"It has come to my attention that the people of Madrankade are nothing but superstitious little children. They may have aided in the creation of my kin, but we are as far removed as an eye and a door are related. Rather than bathing in knowledge, they choose to stew in their ignorance. 

Oh, does it create such an odor!

I've thus set out to reclaim the truth, so that one day, one day..... I do not have to see the blood of my kin painting the stones of these streets. Let it be known here, the Theory of Fracture, to the beginning. The beginning of us all...."

—An introduction from the now lost book, "Shadow, Blood, Kin: The Fragments and Madrankade's Most Hated" by Sanktus Nambroke

Lost to the Mist

Lost to the Mist

Original Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Summoned Hero Supernatural Male Lead Female Lead Magic Strategy Grimdark Profanity Gore Traumatising content

The year is 1870, the Franco-Prussian War rages on, and a newly formed unit -14e Régiment de Cuirassiers- armed with the latest in weaponry and training are marching to join the rest of the Brigade in an offensive to stall the Prussian advance. However, as on the march they run across a strange grey fog, one that obscures all vision within. Despite the risk, they march onward, upon riding through the mist, all 1200 find themselves transported to a fantasy realm seeming stuck in the medieval ages. Having to lead this Regiment of elite cavalry is a young blonde haired man by the name of Luc Demoulin. Being a newly promoted Colonel and untested Commander, it’s up to him to protect all those within the 14th as they try to figure out where they are and establish something of a home in this new world they find themselves. To help in this effort are a small population of elves led by a beautiful elven woman by the name of Calondra, whom the 14th had saved from a life of slavery mere moments after arriving…

Vampire's Revenge

Vampire's Revenge

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Supernatural Female Lead Strong Lead Non-Human lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Gore Traumatising content

"I had a dream. It was a very nice dream. I dreamt of my parents. Of my slightly overworked but always content father and of my ever helpful and beautiful mother. They were both very smart, very wise and very old. We had a picknick in the castel garden, among the rose bushes. I'm very greatful for everything my parents did for me and for the dreams that let me see there faces again. Never letting me forget why i do the things i do. As for those filthy, detestible, disgusting humans... Hmph... Let them come! Let's see them try to take me!"

The small girl with crimson eyes, pale and frail looking, no more than 8 years old said while hefting a huge, crimson, 10 barrelled rotary machine gun onto her shoulder as if it weighed nothing.

Carefully making her way down the mountain of corpses she slept on, she carefully tidied up her fine, black silk, gothick dress.

As her bare feet carefully stepped from one mangled corpse to another, her claws tapped the gun making clicking sounds. "Where should i go today? Continue West? Or maybe switch to the North? So many human cities and so much walking. I really should get myself one of those things they ride in."

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Not much, just something i threw together in my spare time. Bare in mind that I am waiting this on my phone and the autocorrect is more of a pain than it is helpful so if you see a word that looks out of place just post the sentence in the comments and I'll try to get around to fixing it at some point. 

Enjoy and see you on the other end.

Synergist - Ascendant

Synergist - Ascendant

Original Action Adventure Drama Fantasy LitRPG Martial Arts School Life Supernatural Male Lead Strong Lead Magic Grimdark Wuxia Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content

In a world of cultivators and mages, those with the title Synergist are king.

Flea was born an urchin, expecting to die young and broken. Fortunately, destiny had other plans for him. Granted the mysterious ability that called itself "System", he is afforded the opportunity to rise to the top. Will he fly or falter?

Follow our protagonist as he discovers his destiny. Expect great and terrible things from him and from his world.

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I've finally decided to put proverbial pen to paper and submit something to this website. I'm new to writing, and just want to get the experience of writing something down. Expect a weird medley of comedy, grim dark(ish) and hijinks of some sort. I have no intention of ever taking the story down fromt the website, though I might publish it if I'm happy with the quality. I'm always open to constructive criticism and feedback!

Somewhat of a reunion...

Somewhat of a reunion...

Original Short Story

A short story about remembering a not-so enjoyable past.