• Crashed Into Fantasy

    Crashed Into Fantasy

    776 pages by xacual

    A long time player of a Sci-Fi VRMMO was waiting anxiously for the new big update that was going to add countless new systems to explore and even rumored new game elements.


    When the new update finally arrived though, disaster struck. After crash landing on a new world, what is with this fantasy setting? This is a Sci-Fi game! Wait… why can’t I log out?

  • Beyond?

    Beyond?

    998 pages by Andur
    Author's Comment:
    I was asked about reading my work on other sites.
    The answer is simple: Currently I am not active in any other networks than royalroadl.com. Only here, I correct mistakes and errors.

    If you read it anywhere else and have to pay for it, or have to deal with an annoying amount of advertisement, You Are Being Betrayed.
    You would do good if you make other people in that network aware of it. This is a free project of mine for the purpose of having fun. And if people try to make money with it you shouldn't bother visiting their website.

    The only one whom I actually allowed to have my work on his website is Armaell who invested the time to compile them into pdf.
    (http://armaell-library.net/author/andur)

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    My world faced its end, but I refused to perish with it! So I intercepted a summoning ceremony from another world.
    One moment!? My summoner tried to summon a demon? Fuck it, I think it's better to break the contract and do my own thing... or not? Why is Mrs. Sacrifice hugging me? And why am I suddenly a child!?

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    I am not entirely sure how this fiction will turn out. And I am not sure on the tags either. They may change. Bear with it.
    As always, how chapters turn out is up to my mood.
  • Memento Mori: Death Incarnate

    Memento Mori: Death Incarnate

    420 pages by Monad

    The emergence of monsters and superhumans hasn't disrupted the modern-era. People have adapted to their new way of life and among them is Casper Clay, a man who has long since awakened to a gift that seemed to be more of a curse until it leads him to a different path. Seeing the opportunity in front of him, Casper heads down a road that could lead to prosperity just as easily as it could lead to an untimely end.  


     

  • Deeper Darker

    Deeper Darker

    687 pages by mooderino

    Sci-fi dungeon crawler.


    Set in the far future when humanity has reached the stars and finds it is not the first to do so. Alien technology has been left behind by a long dead race. Ancient cities, abandoned starships, temples and fortified bunkers all contain artefacts and devices far in advance of what humans have been able to produce. Technology that feels more akin to magic, so powerful it can allow a single person to dominate a star system. But these relics of another time have been left well-defended and behind bewildering and impenetrable security measures. 


    There are those who are compatible with the alien technology, who can augment themselves to face the evermore extreme protocols in the depths of the alien ruins, and by doing so attain greater power. And there are those who just want to sell what they find to the highest bidder.


    The rewards are high, but you have to be prepared to go further and risk more to discover the greatest secrets of a civilisation that vanished long before the first human walked upright. Secrets that could irrevocably change humanity's future, or end it.


     

  • Artisan

    Artisan

    273 pages by Literal Folly

    Superhero Litrpg
    Skills, level-ups, powers, crafting, and base-building.


    Releasing a chaplet daily, ~1,200 words.




    It is 2054 and unemployment is at an all-time high. In the era of the quantum computer, autonomous systems have taken over as the backbone of the workforce. Justin, 20 years old and unemployed, has nothing holding him back, and since his government stipend will cover the expense, he signs up to play Imagitech's brand new game: A Time of Heroes.


    Justin has never been that into multiplayer games, but for a full-immersion virtual reality where he can play a Superhero, Justin is definitely in.


    'Superheroes and Villains are on the rise in an alternate America of 2020. Forces of good and evil must band together to control the future'.


    Justin plays Artisan, an alien AI trapped on Earth.
    Inventor, hacker, and gadgeteer to a team of heroes.




    Hope you enjoy.


    Please feel free to leave reviews and comments.

  • The Power of Formations

    The Power of Formations

    270 pages by mrezman

    Emmet Laghaz loved puzzles.


    All day, all night, puzzles. Ever since he was a child, Emmet could turn anything into a puzzle.



    [participant in the NaNoWriMo Royal Road challenge]

  • Law of Shadows

    Law of Shadows

    561 pages by Andur

    Mercs are causing trouble in my city. They are hunting someone, whatever the cost. It’s not like I care that some lowly humans died, but if I don’t act now it would set a bad example. So what would the hero do? Probably he would save the victims and protect them while the enemies keep coming…


    Yeah, as if I would ever do something so troublesome! They aren’t calling me the demon lord for no reason. I suppose I’ll just shoot the victim and be done with it.


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    If you find mistakes, pls tell, thx. I don't like mistakes.[/window]


    [window]Author's Comment:


    I was asked about reading my work on other sites.


    The answer is simple: Currently I am not active in any other networks than royalroadl.com. Only here, I correct mistakes and errors.


    If you read it anywhere else and have to pay for it, or have to deal with an annoying amount of advertisement, You Are Being Betrayed.


    You would do good if you make other people in that network aware of it. This is a free project of mine for the purpose of having fun. And if people try to make money with it you shouldn't bother visiting their website.


    I have no problem with translation and reposting of the story, as long as the person in question isn't doing it for money or stealing my identity.


    The only one whom I actually allowed to have my work on his website is Armaell who invested the time to compile them into pdf.


    (http://armaell-library.net/author/andur)


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  • Equilibrium

    Equilibrium

    424 pages by Excalionar



    Peter V. Kastell is taken from the cycle of reincarnation and given a purpose.
    His purpose can be fulfilled in nearly any way he chooses.


    BUT


    His soul is damaged. And because of that, he will be disadvantaged in an unforeseen way.
    Thanks to a benevolent Goddess he will gain different advantages to compensate.


    Along the way, his story will be uncovered, and he will gain powers beyond what he ever thought possible.

    A unique Lit-RPG series.


    Is mana really all that important anyway???





    Currently on hiatus until further notice.





    A very special thank you to: 



    Spoiler: my Top Donators on PayPal!  






    Spoiler: my monthly Patrons on Patreon!  





     


    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

  • The Planar Archivist (Old)

    The Planar Archivist (Old)

    350 pages by Dissonance

    THIS STORY IS CURRENTLY BEING RE-WRITTEN. The re-write will be out soon, and a link to the new story will be posted here when it is. Please check it out when it gets here!


     


    Re-write link: The Planar Archivist


     


    The humans of Astalon have always wondered what lay beyond their home. At night, the skies give all that observe a reason to ask that question. In midst of the stars, beyond the moon and the edge of the world, what is there to see? What wonders await? 


    In the place after the world, in the great Beyond, what could possibly be lurking? With the answer came Convergence; the merging of worlds.


    Astalon. Caereith. Ibbeathis. Kalsdyn. Ilbithar. Blackrend. Cassima. Ooum. The Everfrost.


    Nine names. Nine realms.


    Brought together in a single, great collision, nine of the uncountable number of realms in Beyond are destined to converge and eventually become one. In this mess, one boy immediately finds his life thrown into disarray with the entry of a mysterious plane-crosser. A girlan Amarid from Caereith that has accidentally found herself crossing into Astalon, and straight into a collision course with Theodore Auric's life.


    Now armed with his quill, a notebook, and an unlikely friendship, Theo raises fate a single question.


    What could possibly go wrong?

  • Lonely Light (Complete)

    Lonely Light (Complete)

    50 pages by unice5656

    Arael is an otherworldly being from the upper plane, a place similar to Heaven, full of Light. He now dwells on Earth, touched by Darkness, unable to return. When he rescues Sariel, an innocent angel from the clutches of Dark mages, he is no longer alone for the first time in centuries, but knows that he must return her home before she is also stranded on Earth.


    The question is, does she wish to go?


    (Pure fantasy romance)


     


     


    - Cover art credit goes to Cassandra DenHartog (www.cassandradenhartog.com)

  • Coeus?

    Coeus?

    852 pages by Andur
    Author's Comment:
    I was asked about reading my work on other sites.
    The answer is simple: Currently I am not active in any other networks than royalroadl.com. Only here, I correct mistakes and errors.

    If you read it anywhere else and have to pay for it, or have to deal with an annoying amount of advertisement, You Are Being Betrayed.
    You would do good if you make other people in that network aware of it. This is a free project of mine for the purpose of having fun. And if people try to make money with it you shouldn't bother visiting their website.

    The only one whom I actually allowed to have my work on his website is Armaell who invested the time to compile them into pdf.
    (http://armaell-library.net/author/andur)

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    About a boy who isn’t quite normal and doesn’t see himself as a human being, but is taught differently as he finds out about the world's secrets. Though not everyone is happy about his existence.

    This is inteded to evolve into a full blown space opera with elements of magic thrown into it.

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    The OneShot goes FullStory. Trying to go a little more SciFi and alternate reality this time.

    I am not entirely sure how this fiction will turn out. And I am not sure on the tags either. They may change. Bear with it.
    As always, how chapters turn out is up to my mood.
  • The Sunset Squire

    The Sunset Squire

    120 pages by Zavon

    Eleazar Hern has had a rough young life.  He’s had to lie, cheat, steal, and worse to survive on uncaring streets.  That all changes when his best friend and lover, Lilion disappears one fateful night.


    To save Lilion, Eleazar embarks on a journey that will take him across an empire that spans worlds.  In the Trovian Empire, he discovers that he has the powerful latent magic of an Archon. If Eleazar is to save the woman he loves, he must survive their academy, master his new eldritch power, and learn to pilot the Warhull; magical golem constructs with incredible arcane firepower.  But first, he must find a way to live with his rage.


    Disclaimer:  Book has graphic violence, adult language and situations.  Recommend reading is 18+

  • Skyclad

    Skyclad

    773 pages by a_man_in_black

    Morgan Mackenzie had a very bad day. First at work, then at home, and then her bathtub fell through a portal to another world, with her in it. Now she's stuck thousands of miles from any sort of civilization with nothing but the bathtub and a lace puffball scrubby. But she learned magic, so that's sorta nice. Now if only she could find some clothes...


    Cover art by SourMonkey and Tox


    DISCLAIMER: This story has multiple characters and different points of view. If you only like boring stories with every single thing always happening with the main character, you won't like this one. Morgan is the main character, but there is a big cast of other characters who are important as well.

  • Undermind

    Undermind

    760 pages by SealJohnson

    Saskia thought her life was finally getting back on track after the accident. Then she got trolled.


    Now she's up a tree the size of a planet, and all who meet her either run screaming or attack on sight. If everyone would just calm down and stop trying to kill her for one moment, she might get a chance to explain that this has all been a horrible misunderstanding.


    Contains light GameLit/LitRPG elements, but no number crunching.


    Chapters average around 4500 words / 16 pages. Updated weekly.


    Cover art by MrZombie.

  • The Bound Dungeon

    The Bound Dungeon

    460 pages by wires12

    Pan was an ordinary boy, practicing to become a mage's apprentice. He lived at home, and worked for his parents. Until the day his family is attacked by a rogue necromancer and killed. Pan is kidnapped by the mage for his affinity for magic, and in a bizarre ritual, Pan's consciousness is transferred into a dungeon stone and bound by the necromancer to serve him and create an army of skeletons.



    Now Pan has to find a way to escape the magical clutches of the rogue mage, and if he can accomplish that, survive.

  • Touch

    Touch

    579 pages by Rhythminthemind

    Touch is a story about a boy named James, and his friends: a group of young, superpowered people brought together by trauma; all trying, in their own ways, to come to terms with what that trauma means to them and who they want to be in response to it. This is a learning process, and mistakes are made, but they grow, learn, and adapt to these difficulties in ways that some might say only young people can.


    While it may look it at first, this is not intended as a sad story, merely an honest one. I wanted to make the characters human, and unfortunately, that means that difficulties hit them in very real ways through the story, but then again, they have some equally human moments of warmth between one another as they grow.


    Triggers: Explores the aftereffects and recovery process of sexual abuse, and some other forms of physical abuse. I like to think I avoided making it edgy, but you deserve to be informed. Some readers have told me that it can feel a bit too real at times. A bit too honest.


    If you like what you read, feel free to comment or review. I like the feedback. Or you can vote for Touch on TopWebFiction.


    Touch also now has both a Discord and a Patreon!


    Updates weekly.

  • Luck Lockyer

    Luck Lockyer

    1144 pages by MageOfSacks

     


     


    Luck Lockyer was the type of man to smirk in the dark, the expression not for anyone but himself. One of perpetual amusement. The bright side of things were hard to find in the shade yet his amber eyes were always searching. The smirk was his default, he knew it, his friends knew it, his family knew it. It was his most natural state.


    But the death of everyone close to you can affect a downwards curve on the mouths of even the most stoic people.


    Without purpose, without anyone to do the job for, Luck Lockyer found himself inside an empty forgotten church. The perpetual smirk on his face had slipped to a thin line, his scar more noticeable now than ever before. His amber eyes, the windows to his soul, dull and lifeless. To anyone who knew him, it was the clothing that gave away his mental state, denim pants and a plain black t-shirt. If that wasn't enough, the tears running down his face certainly would, the echoing sobs of a broken man rang across the rundown church.


    It was on a whim, but Luck Lockyer prayed, he prayed for many things, for death, revenge, friends, but the one prayer dominating his thoughts, a second chance for his family.


    That was all he wanted. Simple.


    It was then, on the outskirts of a polluted city, in an abondoned lot, in a forgotten church that Luck Lockyer, the Devil of the Cards, the Bloodless Hand, the Amber Demon, the Broken, was answered by a being from another world and one from his.


    *found the picture online

  • The Arcane Emperor

    The Arcane Emperor

    3093 pages by Aternus

    Rainer, an amateur arcanist and college student, sought to create a new spell far surpassing the magic of the few he inherited from his grandfather. Yet the interference of an unknown event during the casting of his spell led him to be thrown through space and time.

    Where status screens were accepted as normal and class distinctions were quite clear. Leveling and achieving a class beyond a simple farmer or peddler was an affair of life and death combined with years of hard training. Goblins were not the fodder that they should be, orcs filled bedtime stories in order to scare children into behaving, and a dragon? You might as well pack up and move to another country.

    He, however, enters this world with the rare and powerful class of the Arcanist. How will the recently ardent seeker of magic find greater heights, or will he land in deeper depths?

    Additional Tags: Game elements, Another World, Mature Themes


    Cover Art: by NGT http://forum.royalroadl.com/showthread.php?tid=83944

    Current Word Count: 413,193
    Weekly Schedule: Long Chapter(s) Every Saturday Night EST

  • Daedalus

    Daedalus

    653 pages by Skully

    WARNING - This story is moving to Amazon slowly but surely. The later chapters are remaining so up-to-date readers can continue to enjoy new chapters. There are 5 chapters, 10,000 words, at the start to inform a reader whether they want to take the plunge. After that, the reader will need to go to Amazon to access the rest of book one. This will also happen with book two soon.


     Amazon Book One


    Daedalus encompasses Etana Daedo's early years and his first steps within the Fortescue Military Academy where he forges friendships and alliances which will last a lifetime. The story takes place within a futuristic, dystopian earth in the year 2142 and explores concepts such as the rise and impact of robot labour and artificial intelligence.


    The story follows him, his friends and enemies while they attend Fortescue Military Academy where they learn to build and fight with exos at the first year cadet level. The young cadets are primarily concerned with their academic and competition success within the academy.


    Each squadmate is special in some way, it's up to Cadet Daedo to unlock their potential in order to facilitate the success of their squad.


    The Squad will evolve as they age and progress through year levels at the Academy, they have the potential to be the best mech engineers and pilots the world has ever seen but will they be ready to defend planet earth by the time they graduate?


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    Advance chapters available on Patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/skullysln
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    Promise: NEVER DROPPED.
    This work is a life goal for the Author.
    Even if I have overlong breaks. I will return!

  • The Author Of Eternity

    The Author Of Eternity

    77 pages by The Red Writer

    "Do you want to live forever?"


    The answer to this question is usually yes, despite the seemingly endless stream of cautionary tales based off such an offer.  But really, who can say no to an offer of immortality? To never grow old, to never get sick, to never die...


    Once, Evren was a man who would have easily accepted such an offer. Once, he believed that he could never grow bored of living in a world so full of life, adventure, and mystery. So when he recieved a seemingly-miraculous offer from an ancient being, he didn't hesitate to accept. 


    But every deal has a price, no gift comes without strings attached, and some might say that immortality is the greatest gift of all. Not Evren, though. 


    No, for Evren, immortality is naught but a curse that he desperately hopes to be rid of- No matter the cost.

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