Enduring Good : [The Rationalist's Guide to Cultivation and Cosmic Abominations from Beyond the Stars]
A twenty-first century human mind is awakened in a strange land of boundless cults, spirit servants and immortal cultivators ruled by titanic god-beasts. Coexisting within the body of a street urchin girl, the last pharmacist in the universe attempts to fix the broken world of tomorrow by wielding the long-lost power of science and rationality.
[Rational Progression] + [Xianxia] + [Litrpg] + [Comedy] + [Post-Apocalyptic] + [Humanity, Fuck Yeah!]
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After a drunken college ritual goes very wrong (or very right), Robin wakes up, naked, in a world of dark priests, angry kobolds, and Lost Gods. The priest wants to crush his will. The kobolds want to catch and eat him. The Lost God, well, it's not yet clear exactly what he wants. None of them care what Robin wants.
Robin would like to explore this new world without all the messy complications, thanks. He finally has a bit of real magic at his fingertips, but the monsters on every side won't let him relax long enough to enjoy it! The only tools he has to survive are his wits, the strange messages that keep flashing before his eyes, and a newly-discovered talent for illusions. It’s nothing game-breaking…or is it?
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This fiction features a bi male protagonist (think Kinsey 5 level).
Robin will progress through various levels of power at a steady pace. Progression will be at a moderate pace. The rise to power is far from meteoric.
Trickster's Song will update once a day through 31 October 2021. Schedule after that will depend on how much backlog I have left!
Expect Updates to usually post between 16.30 and 17.00 GMT (London Time)
The cycle is simple enough. A Dungeon Core is born from a wayward soul. It seeks power and agency, and works to accumulate wealth to fuel its power, in turn using this power to accumulate further wealth. Inevitably, the mind is lost as desperation and ambition drive it to commit darker and darker acts. Shortly thereafter, the adventurers arrive to quell the core.
This is a tale that has repeated itself countless times throughout history: all cores desire power. And yet, this core seems to have it backwards.
It doesn't want to rule the world. It has no desire to enslave or conquer.
No, this core doesn't want to be a warlord, a villain, or a tyrant.
It wants to be a landlord.
-This is a 'Dungeon Core' type fiction with LitRPG elements in it. The start may be fairly slow compared to the average. Expect roughly 2.5k per chapter.
-I'm only a hobbyist writer. As such, there may be the occasional error and pacing may be poorly-handled. Constructive criticism is alway welcome. I'm just here to write stuff that makes my brain release the g o o d c h e m i c a l s.
-I am trashy and I like monsterpeople so you can expect an awful lot of those as we get further in.
Thank you for reading this far, and I hope you enjoy.
She was an Archaeology and Linguistics major that had just graduated from university when the plane for her family reunion crashed in a freak weather incident.
Follow the newly christened Violet as she is born again into a world with an odd fascination with the colors of the rainbow.
Watch as she navigates this new world filled with blue screens and skills. What happens when she unlocks forbidden magic?
This is an isekai story where the main character was reborn into the world. Information about the world will be slowly revealed as the main character learns about it.
Posting Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I will also post bonus chapters randomly as I write them.
A magic apocalypse. Refugees from Earth. A new world. Elves, orcs, and dragons!
Portals from Overworld have appeared on Earth, and beings intent on conscripting humanity into the mysterious Trials have invaded.
Earth is doomed. Humanity has been exiled. Can Jamie save mankind?
Jamie Sinclair, a young man with unique gifts, must find a way for his family and friends to survive Earth’s destruction and build a new home in Overworld.
The Trials is not a game. Will Jamie survive its challenges?
Join Jamie as he struggles through the brutal Trials while wrestling with his new magics and Overworld’s game-like dynamics.
A fantasy post-apocalyptic survival story of one man’s journey to save humanity.
If you want to read the full story now, you can grab it here! Or you can wait for the entire story to be released on royalroad. The last chapter (chapter 42) of Book 1 will be released here on 21 October, after which the book will stay on royalroad for at least another 2 weeks.
Hi, I am Rohan Vider and the author of the Dragon Mage Saga, previously published on Amazon. If you want to support my writing, you can find the full book here! The story has over 600 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews on Amazon and a strong following already, but to increase readership I will be releasing the full story here, on RoyalRoad, for a limited time only.
I hope you enjoy the story, and keep an eye out for book 2, releasing soon!
Release Schedule Book 1: One chapters every 12 hours until completion of book 1. Last chapter: 21 October. Earliest book 1 will be taken down is 4th November.
Release Schedule Book 2: Early chapters will start posting on 25 October at a rate of 4 per week (1 per day Mon-Thurs).
With one touch of the stone, Tyron receives his Class and his life changes forever.
In an instant his bright and promising future as the scion of two powerful Slayers is torn apart and he must make a decision.
Will he allow his Class to be purged from his soul, or will he cling to it, abandon all that he knows, and rise to power?
The last thing 40-year-old project manager Tori Felix remembered was scrolling through a wiki article about a dating sim game franchise while on the shinkansen. Then she was hurled forward to the sound of metal creaking, the smell of smoke, and was knocked out.
When Tori woke, she was in a lavish four poster bed with a splitting headache and in the bruised teenage body of a Marquis' arrogant daughter from the popular dating sim "The Romance of Soleil".
Problem #1: There is a possibility she's dead in her world. This meant she couldn't meet up with her friends. Also, her tickets to Universal Studios were useless now.
Problem #2: This body may be young, but weaker than her original. And where were her boobs?
Lastly, Problem #3: She now inhabited the body of Victoria de Guevera; the villainess of "The Romance of Soleil" whose final ending, according to the wiki article, was a violent death at the hands of sex slavers.
With just a few weeks before the heroine and the villainess collide, there is no time for an existential crisis. Tori took a deep breath, closed her eyes, and whispered her personal mantra:
"Assess the situation, then make a plan of action. You don't want to die like a b-tch."
This is a fantasy story in a steampunk setting, not a sci-fi.
The Great War ravaged the face of the earth many years ago. In the years that passed, the world rebuilt, mixing machinery and magic to form something new. Great blimps took to the sky, belching steam and smoke as metal cities sprouted like weeds below.
Angel, a talented mage, scours the desert endlessly in search of lost knowledge. When it unexpectedly falls into his hands, he quickly come to realize that the world is far larger – and far more deadly – than he ever could have predicted. But no amount of danger is going to keep Angel from seeking out greater strength and traveling the world, claiming all the greatest treasure that it has to offer.
To most, the desert is a dangerous threat to be feared. To Angel, it’s a land of opportunity, waiting to be exploited.
Steamforged Sorcery is, as the title suggests, a LitRPG Steampunk story with heavy focus on magic and scenery. The main character starts out relatively strong (but far from overpowered) but will eventually grow in strength to incredible levels. It is moderately paced and does not progress at ridiculous speeds.
Release Schedule: [Undetermined, currently 2,000 words per day, every day]
Feng Shen was born with great talent for cultivation but crippled meridians. His father spent a great deal of resources trying to find a cure, but it was for naught.
He was destined to die young.
As a last act of hope, he was frozen in time to wait for the day the prophesied Great Cosmic Blueness would heal him.
Thousands of years later, the Multiverse Alliance arrived on modern day Earth, and with it, blue boxes and global healing.
Shen woke up to an unknown world, but before even meeting it, he had a challenge to overcome:
Finally able to train his body, he would make the most of his new life and crush all resistance in his path to power.
Some recipes are to die for...
...so Clive discovers on a night to remember.
From hopeful new restaurant owner, to desperately fleeing demons and all manner of creatures through a strange new world.
To survive, he’s going to need some serious help from friends, both old and new.
Chapter Schedule: one chapter per day, Monday to Friday.
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Lucky Lachlan is just your average mutt. He's been living with his Girl for as long as he can remember and he'd do anything for her. He might have to do more than he bargained for.
One day when he awakened from his mid-day nap, he saw a box. It had no scent and floated calmly in the air.
Greetings Lucky Lachlan!
You have been chosen.
The End is coming, prepare yourself!
Thanks to Kieran Pierce for the lovely cover!
Matt Callaghan is in trouble. In a world where everyone has superpowers, he's got squat, and has spent the last five years faking being clairvoyant just to avoid getting caught. Unfortunately, Matt's lies have started to catch up to him, and when a desperate bluff backfires he'll need every ounce of cunning, conning and juvenile delinquency to stay undetected and alive.
Jane Walker is trouble. In a world where everyone is powerful, Jane stands alone and apart, hated for her ability to copy abilities and atrocities far beyond her control. But fate is a fickle friend, and a chance encounter soon finds Jane hurtling towards her lifelong dream - or prejudice, humiliation and a violent, painful death.
Unbeknownst to them, Matt and Jane’s paths are inextricably intertwined, and as each struggles to find their place an unseen force will draw them ever forward – closer and closer to a secret whose existence threatens not just their lives, but the fate of the entire world.
A loving homage to and twist on the superhero genre, Superworld is a fun, subversive story about identity, empathy, connection and courage which has been called “very entertaining and creative” and “an absolute pleasure” by readers, and "completely unreadable" by the author's blind grandfather.
August 18, 2018. Earth is at peace.
Then the sun explodes, and the world changes forever.
Sen Salazar, a third year in Dubai's renowned Belmont University, is thrust into a world where only monsters are found aplenty. Resources are dwindling, survivors are scarce, and safety is nowhere to be found. And when it's combined with an otherworldy system designed to bring out humanity's hidden potential? Sen's watched enough movies to know what to do:
...He just has to figure out how to stop himself from turning into one of the monsters, first.
When a sickly man dies after realizing he failed to live a life worth living, he’s given another chance to become extraordinary in a strange new world.
Reincarnated in a country governed by its powerful military, the boy named Number One discovers his gift for magic, earning himself a place in a society that values race and talent above all else. However, shaking off the mediocrity of his past self won’t be his only challenge as his new home’s militarist agenda clashes with Number One’s own morals, leaving him to wonder what it means to be extraordinary in a place that’s clearly wrong in the things that matter.
Release Schedule: 4 to 7 chapters a week from 9 AM to 10 AM PST.
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A hardworking dude with a promising future. But one night took a bad turn. He almost died but a light saved him. Then he was there, in a new world with a new set of laws. It was a world full of monsters in appearance and also the heart.
But who knows, perhaps his training in the sword might help him along the way.
Ever have a dream about Earth transforming into a fantasy world but then you wake up? For Elysia, it was all too real.
A run through the woods changed her life forever, for better or worse is up for debate. After an accident, she awakened to find herself in a barely recognizable world all alone, but hey, at least she could shoot lightning from her fingertips.
Follow Elysia as she travels the world, stumbling into dangerous situations, gaining power and friends along the way.
New Chapters Monday-Friday 2-3k words each.
Life has always been a battle, but for some people that's especially true. Not everyone can take living another day for granted. And that was before the world started ending. Now that the [Trial] is here, and everything is going up in flames... well, life isn't getting easier. That's for certain.
Trapped in the [Trial], John is faced with a painful reality: If he wants to live, he has no choice but to climb. And if he wants to survive for the long term, he needs to keep on climbing. Even if that means heading directly into danger.
Dungeon/Tower climbing premise with a progression LITRPG focus. Not extremely fast-paced. Not a Super-OP MC. Intended for those with (or those who can relate with) chronic health problems.
Being written in the hopes of completing Book 1 before November 14th (World Diabetes Day)
New Chapters release on Monday
Once, the sun shone brightly on Azlant. Until came the Whitemoon, to steal mankind's light and condemn it to eternal darkness.
Valdemar Verney is a sorcerer with a dream: to find a new world for his people to settle, one where the sky isn't a ceiling made of stone. But in the underground empire of Azlant, dissent is never tolerated. Brought before one of the undead Dark Lords, Valdemar is offered a choice he cannot refuse. Meanwhile, the swordswoman Marianne Reynard is given a mission: to investigate a dead cult with a few mysteries left to unravel.
Both are looking for the truth, though they might regret finding it; for many cultists, monsters, and cosmic horrors stand in their way. They'll just have to kill them all.
Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius.
Lex Lurker awakes after years of being in a coma only to find that Earth has been assimilated with a foreign dimension, making it a home for monsters. Thankfully, a godlike System has evacuated everyone. Everyone but him.
Being left behind wasn't a first for him, but it had never hurt his feelings so badly. Alas, his fragile teenage heart was in more than just metaphorical danger.
Thrown into this new reality, Lex must navigate the gamelike mechanics of the System and learn how to use them to his advantage. Otherwise, certain death awaits. Giant flying lizards, aka Dragons, are certainly of concern, but they are far away enough for him to feel just a tiny bit safe. The kobolds that made his hospital into their Nest, though? They are right beside him, their weapons at the ready. Can he prevail against these bloodthirsty doggies? Will he become the prey or the hunter?
With monsters to fight and with kitties to save, Lex Lurker learns that his last name defines him more than he’s ever imagined—some Cosmic Beings can attest to this. With mysterious Concepts that can grant powers beyond his wildest dreams and a Title that isn't meant for him, will he choose to become the Hope of Humanity, or will he prefer to guard his loved ones from the Shadows? Only time will tell.
Ryan Alfa Edison lived a good life until a planet-sized hand destroyed Earth at his wedding and transferred earthlings to another world. Some people were reborn, some people had their souls attached to dead bodies, and some people simply teleported to this world.
Ryan had stinky-like gutter luck. When he woke up, he found himself in the body of a jungle rooster. Alone in this world, he has to adapt, get more magical abilities, and evolve into stronger monster forms.
Later in his journey, Ryan realized being alone in another world with magic and magical creatures was dangerous, but luckily, he had the ability to raise undead monsters. He would build a strong army of undead monsters in order to survive and find out the reason for his existence in another world.
This is a journey of a necromancer rooster.
Update 1 chapter a day
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Once upon a time, a man that flew through the skies as easily as any bird changed everything.
Decades have passed since then, yet life remains depressingly normal for most. For Timothy Lewis and Amanda Collins, there's parties, high-school, family trouble, high-school, awkward crushes, high school, and, of course, their rising careers as supervillains.
Perfectly normal stuff.
Edward was transported to a world inhabited by man-eating goblins.
A goblin wizard summoned him and a hundred other random humans in order to sell their classes and eat them. Edward tries to use his rare and powerful Dream Knight class to survive, save as many people as he can, get stronger, and get vengeance.
Will Edward escape from the goblins? Will he get strong enough to avenge those who the goblins have slaughtered like cattle?
Find out by checking out Chapter 1, giving this fiction a follow if you enjoy it, and giving it an honest rating!
Melvin Murphy is a boy who plays too many video games. One day he discovers that his life might actually be one of those games.
In a world that seems normal, fantastical beings of great power lurk just beneath the surface. Join Melvin as he explores this new world with the help of a pyromancer in training that he summoned by accident from another world.
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Simon Ji was once widely known as a genius farmer in a medieval land of magic, war, and agriculture... In that world, the strong trampled over the weak, and strength was required to get anywhere!
Naturally, Simon’s life was not easy in the slightest. In order to achieve his status of a genius farmer, he had to go through countless tribulations in his bitter 40 years of life.
Alas in the end, he was forced into using taboo magic... And in doing so, he managed to transport himself into another world!
The world that he was transported to was a world of science and technology - a world where magic was almost non-existent… The once renowned farmer was reduced to a mere office worker, and had lost all hope of achieving anything notable in his remaining years.
That was, until the new VR game, Island Ascension Online, was released!
Read as Simon Ji utilizes his skills of magic and agriculture to dominate the world of Island Ascension Online, ascending above even the endless skies!
Prominent themes: Adventure, Magic, Conquest, Fighting, Comedy, Knowledge seeking, Civilization progression, Apocalypse, and Economy.
No harems and Mc isn’t stupid.
The last thing Matt Kelmer expected at the gym that afternoon was sudden death. The second to last thing he expected was an offer of reincarnation by a goddess intensely moved by his "valiant efforts" before his untimely passing.
But when the option of a world filled with catgirls hits the table, Matt is determined to live out one of his greatest fantasies no matter what difficulties he may face. Equipped only with a standard-issue [iPaw] and the clothes on his back, he'll have to navigate Nyarlea one sweet catgirl at a time.
Updates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
Darth Revan, Dark Lady of the Sith Empire is betrayed at the moment victory is inevitable! Forced to flee her secure spacestation with an entire Republic fleet in pursuit, she risks it all on an experimental hyperdrive and an unknown course.
In a galaxy far, far away from those events, Commander Jane Shepard wakes up two years after a fatal ambush. While She has not travelled far, the galaxy around her is still alien to her, and the Reapers are still coming.
With only a humano-centric terrorist organization at her back, can she convince everyone that the threat is real? Or will the galaxy be caught unawares by their impending doom?
What was supposed to be just another day of work for Klein turned into a realm transcending delve as strange creatures and unknown system malfunctions assault him.
Sucked in by a strange cube he finds himself in an Unknown dungeon, his new adventure begins with a sword through his chest. Yet, what awaited him was not the embrace of death but a blood red notification.
It was time to start over.
Trace Taylor was at a shooting range when the world was kidnapped by the alien species called the ‘Esvol’ to begin humanity's integration with the System. Each individual person is given a femtochip implant and a class to fend for themselves before being sent back to Earth. Once Trace returns, she finds that the planet too is left scarred by this encounter, now filled with Dungeons packed with monsters and Gates that lead to the multiverse.
With nothing but a handgun and her trusty new AI by her side, how will Trace come to survive this newly-changed planet?
This story is a YA take on the “LitRPG Apocalypse” genre. It takes place in an alternate reality where, in addition to numerous other things, Earth's population reaches ten billion in 2030. I do hope you consider giving it a shot— no pun intended.
Proof of ownership: KillshotApocalypse.com
The Elders will tell you the stories and lore. Of our ancestors, their deeds, and of the foes of yore. They will praise to you the chariot, and how it flew to the stars. How it stole the sun's light and slew the night’s roar.
The Shamans will tell you the tales of their wisdom. Their wars on schism, and the unlettered world of ours before. Perhaps they will sing you the songs of what our clans' ancient customs tore. Poems of how our ancestors took what the discs had offered them, the manna and the mundane, and made it more.
The kings will tell you of the follies, the sins, and the anecdotes of all our ancestors' wrongs. They will curse to you their names, the Ender of Fate and the Ruined Song. How they had dug up the hearts of the discs, euchred its relics, and blasphemed its prophecies, with oracles withdrawn.
But they will only tell you the legends, recount the myths, and sing the allegories washed ashore.
The Elders, the Shamans, and the kings can only retell what the storytellers of their own time had voiced. What they have read in books or heard in the minstrels' songs they adore.
They don't know what really happened. They were never there.
They can't tell you how our ancestors slew the angels from the sky, and sent them back to where they belonged. How they poisoned our minds, and made our people slothful and feeble, with the reforms they had undergone.
But I can.
I can tell you how the Ender of Fate severed destiny's strings, weakened them, and weaved them to our feeble flesh and souls.
I can tell you how the Ruined song razed the heavens with her blood-stained melody, and reshaped our hell into utopia, with the deaths she deplored.
Because I was there. I can tell you the truth, with my virtue strong.
Disclaimer: This will be a slow-burn, character-driven, non-harem, slice-of-life web novel with cultivation and kingdom-building elements. Also known as "The Hidden Sage and the Star Chariot" or "Reddit HFY".
Schedule: First 7 days, 3 chapters daily. Then 1 daily chapter until November.
Nyx - A demon, weak and small, too fleeting of a creature to survive the infernal wastes in which he was born - but after multiple brushes with death, the otherwise inconsequential demon experiences a destiny-changing encounter with an unknown and eccentric god, foreign to this world. Cast from the domains of old and conspiring gods to a land of which is sheltered from the divine, beyond the reach of whence they scheme, the impling who soon would come to be known far and wide as Nyx will find a new purpose.
Born of Pride, with the fires of ambition fanned and burning deep within, Nyx will grow, learn, and evolve. From a weak and pathetic impling, to that of a mighty and arch demon of untold demonic power, nothing would stand in the way of his ascent.
Yet, the yearn of power might not be the only thing the power-manic demon will come to desire as he will encounter others who might just matter as much to him as the ecstasy of power does.
This story features a wide breadth of characters with unconventional views, morals, and actions. There is no black and white - there is only grey. In a world where strength rules, notions of good and evil blur. The protagonist of this story is not a hero. He is not human. He is a megalomaniac demon trying to find his place in the world of which he has been discarded.
This novel is my first crack at making something serious, a piece of work I can be proud of. It is a part of a bigger universe that I am creating, The Aethos, and I fully intend for this story to be professionally edited, then self-published on Amazon. The novel will continue on for a long adventure, as each arc will be made into a proper book. Therefore I heavily encourage feedback and interaction. Anything to improve my story and my writing is greatly appreciated.
Thank you, and welcome to the Aethos.
[Schedule] - Five chapters a week.
Barry was a normal depressed teen in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has two siblings and a best friend.
Barry's best friend commited suicide, and so did he, but before he knew it, he wasn't human anymore.
In a world where there is the human lands, the demon lands, and the dog-eat-dog territory, he has to learn and adapt to this new world to survive.
Magic thrives with all sides able to use magic. Mages run wild trying to meet public and royal demands while magical monsters live destroying, protecting, or conquering.
Is meeting humans safe anymore? Is it safer to be in this forest full of monsters?
Art above not mine. big thanks to Kaylee54 for what was intended to be a free wallpaper: https://www.zedge.net of/wallpaper/2d3d057a-619c-4331-98f1-df6c855220ae
For those who are fully against plagiarism, here's an APA style citation for the pic:
Kaylee54. (n.d.). Purple Dragon. Zedge. Retrieved on May 24, 2021 from: https://www.zedge.net/wallpaper/2d3d057a-619c-4331-98f1-df6c855220ae
A fantasy LitRPG filled to the brim with soul summoning and all things soulmancy.
Mat couldn't have known he'd wake up with a full suit of armor.
He was half expecting a crippling hangover, and the other half a face full of drawn penises. He got neither, which was good, but not enough to justify him being out in the middle of nowhere under the pouring rain with very heavy metal armor on.
When he saw the dead bodies on the ground, it finally dawned on him he wasn't anywhere close to home. Not one bit. Things happened after the next, and after hours on end he found himself facing off against a giant of a beast out in the middle of the woods. And if that wasn't enough, he then got held at knifepoint by three naked bunny girls in a nearby river.
Things were getting weirder and weirder by the day, but he was determined to make it through and hold on in this new world he magically found himself in.
Still, a strong will and magic powers aren't the only things he needed to survive. He'll also need souls- a lot of them, and a trio of bunny girls to help him with magic algebra and basic physical fitness.
6 chapters per week.
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It was the end of the 41st millennium and Warmaster Abaddon’s Thirteenth Black Crusade had concluded with the destruction of the Fortress World Cadia, resulting in the Great Rift known as Cicatrix Maledictum being unleashed unto the Imperium of Man.
A mysterious figure named Syrine befriended an eccentric Mechanicus Arch Dominus to reach a certain imperial space just as the Great Rift was tearing through the galaxy. Her mission: to activate a secret psychic beacon that was an abandoned project of the Emperor.
With help from the Mechanicus, she successfully reached and activated the arcane device and in the process came close to becoming omnipotent for a brief moment.
None knew what she had witnessed during her glimpse of omnipotence, but it drove her to risk it all on a great gambit. Utilising forbidden knowledge and fuelled by the massive power surge from the psychic beacon, with her transcendent level of intellect she reached out to summon a solution. Her call went beyond time and space, piercing the eternal horizons between dimensions.
From a place further than the edge of the universe, a single consciousness from a higher realm answered her desperate summon: a gamer geek from the dimension responsible for the existence of the grimdark universe cometh forth.
Meet Peter ‘Horn’ Kowalsky – The champion! The prodigy! The winner of the ToN master league in 2032!
Peter played games his whole life, finally reaching the top. In the final tournament in a worldwide RTS-RPG blockbuster, he won the Global event. His victory secured him a spot in the pre-release of a new game, Dawn of the Nexus. THE VRMMORPG-RTS masterpiece that the whole world was waiting for.
Join him on his journey into a new unexplored world, a realm which the pre-release players will build up from scratch. Leading his clan of dwarven warriors and crafters, he has limited time to prepare before the wave of players will change everything.
He'll need trusted champions and allies, as the danger and competition will be close by. It will be the actual test of his determination, cunning, and planning skills and a lot of sweat and virtual blood. Will he find himself in the new world? Will he again reach the top? Will it even be worth it?
If you're a fan of:
- Base building
- Clan & Army management
- Battles, both small and large
- Looting and crafting
And if you dislike:
- OP MC
- The chosen one cliché
- Grand quest to save the universe
Then you'll find yourself at home. I hope you'll enjoy the read!
Updates thrice-weekly: Mon – Wed – Fri
PS. The true base-building won't start for a while. It will become the main focus of the story, but the introduction into a new world will take a while. Bits and pieces of it will appear from the beginning, but most of the gritty stuff won't come for the first twenty, thirty chapters.
Life in a fantastical world didn’t add up to everything Sylas thought it would be. There were no pretty ladies goading him, there were no overpowered items and abilities tossed his way, and there was no calm and peace. Instead, he was tossed directly into a hellhole some few hours before it was to be invaded. That was it, he figured. His fantasy adventure in another world would be a short-lived one. He’d die and that would be it. Except...
You have died.
A ‘Save Point’ discovered.
You will be returned to the ‘Initial Save’ point.
Cian is a broke, freshly graduated engineering student working as a janitor when he gets the opportunity to play a new VR MMO. Touted by fans as "More Real than Reality," it has taken the world by storm and in-game credits are even traded on real world currency markets. It's a potential path to real world riches, or financial ruin. But Cian soon realizes this game is more than it seems. A series of events leads him to question the nature of the game and his own reality. What is the true nature of the Weave? Who are the Weaveborn? And why do the game masters want him dead?
Zu Mari will never be stopped! Zu Mari will ascend to the heavens!
Zu Mari is a downtrodden cultivator without any hope of becoming powerful. OR SO HE THINKS! One day fate intervenes on his behalf to give him everything he'd ever dreamed of, ALL THE POWER HE SO RIGHTLY DESERVES! And then, finally, everything starts going his way.
(Well... kind of.)
In which we break down the science behind the Dao.
A lighthearted story about a guy transmigrated into a Xianxia who decides to make the best of his situation by pursuing his love for Science.
-This story does -not- have a Harem.-
-This is not a finished product and will contain spelling/grammar/editing errors-
Dominic has lived his life in a backwater village without any hope of attaining a strong Class. His life was destined to be lived as a Villager at worst, or a Farmer at best.
A young man lacking in prospects, wealth, or a future. Destined to live and die without much to show for it.
Except over the next day, he's going to get everything he hoped for, while also losing anything he depended on.
He'll go from being a nobody to a Prince-In-Hiding, becoming the last of a long thought extinct Royal line. To wield the family's weapon and take back the throne that was stolen from his ancestors.
It's time for the axe to fall, and heads to roll.
Clay is one of the world's top players of 4X games, a genre where the goal is to eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. He's also one of the only players in the world to so stubbornly stick to the one city strategy, a favorite tactic of his that involves only ever using a single city or planet depending on the game's setting. All that matters to him is winning with his favorite strategy, but earning the respect of his fellow players for taking a sub-optimal strategy to its highest level has always been a nice bonus.
And now it is because of his skill and entertaining determination that he has been chosen to represent a higher realm in a strategy game where the fate of Earth and dozens of other worlds are at stake. To the victor goes the spoils, and the spoils include entire worlds and billions of lives. That's how he ends up representing the ascended realm of Hell in a grand "game" between an entire pantheon of godly beings and other higher powers.
But while it may just be a game to those overseeing it, it is a genuine war for survival to those participating in it where billions of real lives will go to the victor of whoever wins, and many will die before the game is over.
Quick Author's Notes: System inspired by Civilization, Endless Legend, Stellaris, and Crusader Kings 2. Combat mechanics inspired by the Total War series. Slow-paced with many long-term plans. Protagonist has a personality heavily inspired by Ron Swanson. Know who that is and love him? You should like Clay. Know who Ron Swanson is and hate him? You'll probably hate Clay. Planning on writing every single day (turn). Days with important things happening will have the system/game mechanics be the priority of the chapter. Days where there isn't really anything important happening will be more slice-of-life and focused on character interactions. Designed a dice-based randomized map generator to create the world as the story goes on, so I don't even know myself exactly what's going to happen as a lot is dependent on world generation. Tech tree with hundreds of technologies already designed. There is a "harem," but it's not the main focus, the girls won't be cardboard cutouts, and I'm not going to completely forget about any previous women in the relationship whenever a new one comes along.
One last thing. The "game" starts off with primitive technology level. The current plan is for the "endgame" tech level to be equivilent to WW2-era technology. After that and war just gets boring until you end up in space.
Cover is temporary and made from royalty-free stock images while waiting for the real cover's commission to finish.
The First Tail,
The year is 2375, and the world has been drained of most of its natural resources, in order to preserve their dying planet the government puts into action the digital life initiative. Those deemed of low economic value, are stripped of their physical bodies, leaving them to become digital beings who live out their lives in the virtual cities.
Top of her class, and seemingly on the fast track to university, Kadia is horrified to find herself issued with a notice of digitalization. In an instance, her life begins to fall apart around her, with the knowledge that her family had sacrificed her in exchange for her half brother.
Kadia wasn’t someone who had any interest in the virtual worlds, unlike her brother who spent his days lazying about in a VR capsule, she was busying studying and preparing for her future as a pharmaceutical scientist. After her digitalization, Kadia is reborn into the virtual world Kaledon the newest and most realistic fantasy world on the market, where she finds her dreams and passion rekindled when she picks up a mortar and pestle.
A man down on his luck, a world that's following suit. Caught up in a battle as old as time, Earth is devastated by mass disappearances, natural disasters, and all sorts of world bending feats. Divine interference refuses to let Earth progress as it was meant to, and those left behind can only do their best to survive. Sebastian just so happened to be one of those left behind. Scorned by those above and below, he does his best to survive in what can only be described as the Rapture.
Hey! This isn't my first piece of writing but definitely my first piece of what would be a webnovel. Release is planned to be daily but will probably be inconsistent at first, and feedback would be greatly appreciated! Inspired by many other authors on RR
Average of 2k words a chapter after Chapter 3
In the deepest reaches of the Bone Pits, a canine seemingly like any other woke up in the ruined remains of a wooden box.
With knowledge it shouldn't have, fleeting memories it couldn't reach, and the icy grasp of death crawling up its spine with every labored breath, it simply wished to live another day. Yet, in the bowels of a city built on metal corpses, nothing was ever simple.
Time crawled by, slow and foul, but change waited for no one. And in the dark corners no one sees, in the shifting clouds of smog that none dare venture through, in the deepest reaches of the Dungeon that none but the mentally deranged dare challenge, the last wolf rakes its claws through steel and howls to a distant sky.
Are you tired of fun monster evolution stories where the monster becomes increasingly less monstrous, and eventually they're just a more spicy version of a human and it stops being a monster evolution story?
Well, i am.
So- *insert thanos meme where he says "fine, i'll do it myself"*
This story will have all the gorey, monstrous, horrifying goodness you could ever want out of a monster evolution litrpg story, and it can get really dark at times. I make no promises on upload schedule, but I'm not planning on dropping this story.
(Cover art is a cropped, and highly edited version of an artwork that does not belong to me. I could not find the original artist. Might change around a bit during your reading.)
For most realities, being assimilated into The Collective with its System is just the beginning. For Oliver Grant, it was the end of everything he held dear. But with the System came the opportunity for a Second Chance to reclaim what he lost, if only he is strong enough to seize it.
The Central World of Grandemyr, the highest of magical worlds— limitless and inexplicable, its vast boundaries roamed by countless existences of arcane abilities and power.
Experiencing betrayal and death, syndicate member Kiera Ashborn wakes up in a forest at a remote corner of Grandemyr— devoid of information, weapons, and acquaintances, with only a plain white dress covering her new small body.
With her only tool being her new homeworld’s system, Kiera will learn the joy of adventure and battle, stroll through fields of death, cross colossal oceans and encounter mystical races, with a set goal driving her forward— become stronger.
Note for new readers:
This novel is a work of fantasy that includes magic elements, thus— I strive to implement the reality of a world where humanoids hold supernatural powers and construct hierarchies based on their power levels. Inevitably, such a novel includes many negative elements which may traumatize some readers, such as and not limited to: rape, profanity, detailed violence, and sexual acts.
The Main Character is a former assassin and thus more of a villain than an anti-hero, she shall value only what grants her maximum benefits, even over the lives of others. She is antisocial and prefers to work alone, she doesn't consider others as comrades, only as means to an end, and will have zero problems discarding them herself.
Schedule: two to three chapters per week.
Through no fault of her own, a girl becomes a demon, losing the memories of her past life. Treated as a monster, she becomes Public Enemy #1, and is accused of attacking a town. How will she survive when she wants nothing more than to live a normal life?
Chapters Mon/Wed/Fri before 11pm CST
Cover by me
Content warnings are there for creative freedom, not that they all apply to every chapter.
Consider giving this story a follow and a rating!
Tom's baby-momma died, and now her past is coming back to bite him. He's broke, The cops are out to get him, the babysitter is pure evil, and he's got a limited time to dig himself out before her world collides with his own.
(From the creator of Desire, Zombie Slayer!!, and Towers of Heaven)
In this world, turning 18 grants an innate gift based on your beliefs, traits, and actions.
So it was no wonder Keith was overjoyed when his innate gift manifested as a Grimoire that grows stronger the more items he collects.
After all, he's somewhat of a hoarder.
But as Keith learns more about his Grimoire and its unlimited potential, forces in the world begin to move.
Swept up in events outside his control, Keith will need to confront hidden truths about the nature of his world, his family, and his destiny.
Earth. The planet many of us call home. Here we live our lives as normal as possible. For Mathew McGonald, he too, calls this place home. He currently lives life as a divorce attorney, and is content with his life. One day, Mathew was leaving his office, a successful squabble ended, and his client kept most of his possessions from his ex-wife. When he went to step into the hallway, instead he ended up in a grey void with a blue box hovering in front of him. Earth now converted by an entity known as The System must now defend its self from portals that lead to other worldly areas known as Dungeons. Follow his journey as he not only learns how his new reality works, but how to be at the top of it all.
Story will be 3 chapters a week after the first 10 chapters. Posted every Monday, Wensday, and Friday.
Profanity: People curse all the time. Rarely at each other or in a deragitory manner.
Tramatizing Content: The MC is not a nice guy. He isn't your classic 'White Knight' who will defeat the 'bad guys' and save the day. Your normal views of the way the world should work are not the same for him. Expect ruthlessness, backstabbing, lies, dishonorable actions, and so much more that makes this story realistic and great.
Urban Fantasy: While modern technology exists, along with space crafts and other soft sci-fi tropes, they are not key elements, nor will they be gone over in high details. This story is primarily magic/fantasy.
Soft Sci-Fi: Read above.
This story is a revised version of the previous story I wrote here on Royal Road. It's been almost a year since I published it and have worked on fixing it to become a better story that I am proud of.
A nameless undercover cop wakes on the shore of a virtual beach as a monster, with no memory of who he is or how he got there. All he has is a letter from the man who killed him, detailing his brutal murder at the hands of the Russian Mafia - and the fate that awaits his sister once the mob finds her.
To save his sister and himself, he must survive. He must fight... and he MUST win. But to do that, he needs a name. The name of a champion, a name that embodies the speed, grace and majesty of his monster type, the Reaper Nemesis.
And so begins the legend of M.T Noodles the 4th, PhD.
Sometimes funny, often violent, this series features a smart monstrous MC, semi-crunchy leveling and Pokemon-style battling.