• The Perks of Immortality

    The Perks of Immortality

    193 pages by cjet799

    After living decades and dying hundreds of times, Kegan has learned that he has finally passed some test that the cruel spirit had given him. Now, Kegan has the ability to gain “perks” that can make his life much easier. He is looking forward to finally having an easy life with the new perks he has earned.




    Rules to keep me honest for the perk system:



    Spoiler: Spoiler





    I want to avoid one of the pitfalls I see for other LitRPG stories where the game elements barely relate to the story, or offer very little information. If people are skipping over and not reading the perks then I'm doing things wrong. So I promise to try and make the perks interesting, sometimes humorous, informative, and relevant to the story.

    Cover art by http://dertypaws.com/

  • 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.

  • Luck Lockyer

    Luck Lockyer

    1071 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

  • Savage Divinity

    Savage Divinity

    6133 pages by ruffwriter

    A modern man finds himself reincarnated in the body of a young slave with no skills and quickly fading memories. Follow his journey to find normalcy while living in a savage world, filled with myth and legends, monsters and Demons. In a land where the strong rule, the weak serve, and bloodshed is a way of life, peace is a luxury few can afford.


     


    Author's note: Expect a chapter every tues/thurs/sun, unless I start writing faster. The story is eastern themed, but not Xianxia, no chasing immortality, MC is not OP. Less action, more character and world driven is my aim. Mature language and themes, but no raunchy sex. It's my first story, constructive criticism would be appreciated.


     


    Cast List


    Military Rankings


    Fanart


    Map Album


    Post Chapter pictures


    Discord Channel


     

  • 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!

  • 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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    [window]Author's Comment:


    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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  • The Arcane Emperor

    The Arcane Emperor

    3080 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

  • The Planar Archivist

    The Planar Archivist

    349 pages by Dissonance

    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?

  • 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.

  • The Gam3

    The Gam3

    1311 pages by Ephemerality
    The Earth is changing. Aliens invaded, bringing with them social upheaval, advanced technology and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all of this. He has only one thing on his mind: the Game.

    A fully immersive virtual reality, the Game appears to be a major part of the invading civilization. And Alan can't wait to play. Soon though, he realizes the Game is anything but simple, and the stakes are higher than he ever imagined.



    Member of


    A group of excellent litRPG fictions on RRL!





    The first book is now out on Amazon!
  • 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.
  • Small Medium

    Small Medium

    1179 pages by Andrew Seiple

    Chase Berrymore dreams of adventure, excitement, and getting the heck out of her pastoral halven village.

    But when adventure finds her, she'll be scrambling to save everyone of her family and friends from a decades-old conspiracy. Outmatched in almost every way, she'll have to use her wits, charisma, and a bit of divine favor to figure out the path to victory. But the odds are bad, and even with an Oracle's foresight, she can't save everyone. 


    Even worse, she'll have to figure out ways to deal with the weird and nigh-immortal beings that call themselves "playas..."

    A litrpg romp with a very non-standard protagonist, set in the same world as the "Threadbare" books.


    CLAIMER: My name is Andrew Seiple. I am a writer, and I both write this story and own the rights to it.

    I will be posting this story on Spacebattles.com, SufficientVelocity.com, RoyalRoad.com, and my Patreon. I reserve the right to remove it from any and all platforms as needed to facilitate my sinister long-term plans. 

     

    Cover art created by Amber Rimkus, licensed per agreement.

     

  • 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.

  • Yora Chronicles

    Yora Chronicles

    1496 pages by Phyantasm

     




    [Arc 0 - The Prologue] [~500 Pages]


    Airen and Yuelei Casteya - Two twins separated in act of revenge not of their own doing. One is sent to the frozen north, where she is adopted by a frost phoenix and taught to survive in the harshest of conditions, eventually meeting with the forces that govern nature itself. The other is sent to the southern deserts and is saved by a band of slaves-turned-raiders who take him in as one of their own, where he eventually came into contact with a being that calls herself the History Eater.


    The two sought power and the forces of the world would soon listen, but not without their own aspirations.


    And perhaps if the two were to meet again, they would be so warped by their own hands and would not even recognize the other...




    Editor's Note: This novel is separated into A, B, and C chapters to distinquish between different perspectives. A chapters are focused on Airen, B chapters are focused on Yuelei, while C chapters are extras that happen without the main characters knowledge, but still integral to the story. For ease and continuity, it might be easier to read one side focused on one character first in a single arc before switching to the other (ie. read all B chapters of arc 0 before reading all of the A chapters). Of course, this is not applicable to arcs that are in progress.




    [Arc 1 Side A/B] [Disciple of the History Eater / Knighthood] [~1000 Pages]



    Spoiler: Spoiler





     





    © 2018 by Phyantasm. All Rights Reserved.

  • Until Death? (Refleshed Version)

    Until Death? (Refleshed Version)

    900 pages by Andur

    Ever been a god? Well, I was!


    Until I died.... and got judged by the other gods! Apparently, they didn't like the whole "My Faith is the only true one!" idea.


    Oh, and for the record: The Apocalypse wasn't intentional, ok? In my defense, I want it to be known that my enemies threw the first stone and the whole 'Offer the other cheek' just isn't my thing.


    Seems like, for punishment, I get sent onto a vacation! Or so I hope?


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    Author's Comment:


    It's here, a rewrite? Yes! I would like to think that this version will have better grammar, better jokes, hopefully, everything better. Since it was my first work and started solely to improve my English, the grammar always caused me headaches when I looked at it.


    Well, and there are the plotholes which appeared with the whole multiverse thing that came with my other works... Let's just say that the first one was never written with the idea of turning it into a series.


    So let's get a shovel and fill-up the plot so that hapless readers won't fall into those pitch-black pits. They might break a knee! Or worse, vanish forever. 


    And now the disclaimer everyone knows:


    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) 

  • How To Tame Your Princess

    How To Tame Your Princess

    1715 pages by DocteurNS

    My name is Nicolas

    Nicolas "Nick" Siegel.

    People say I’m weird.

    I don’t know why, and the voice in my head won’t tell me.

    Oh well, never mind…

    You want a cookie? I baked them myself. With love~💕

    ...You're ridiculous.

    Oh, shush.




    Author's note:

    This is a story about an atypical player in a typical VR fantasy game, (re)written by an author—that's me—who still sucks at delivering synopsises.

    Follow the adventures of Nicolas "Nick" Siegel, alias Elric Walker, alias the Wandering Knight, alias the Reckless Imbecile, alias...Victoria—Wait, what? Okay...err...Follow Nick Siegel, a young...man(?) afflicted with mild sociopathy and a worsening case of split personality, as he tries to make sense of the world around him and travels the virtual reality of Untold Tales, battling against undead butterflies, strange curses, and himself, and maybe find love. 

    I swear this is a romance!

    (Previously: “Tales of the Blood Princess”)




    [Sexual Content] is present only in specific side-story chapters which are entirely skippable if you do not wish to read them.




    Real reader's comment:

    "World War Chicken has been fought. The area is destroyed, blood has been spilled, and the wrecks of the machines of war lay scattered. Mothers have cried, children have been traumatized, and only holy fire can burn away the foul creations spawned in its wake. 

    Oh, and a grown man made a complete fool of himself."


     – by Dosahder, at chapter B0-C07.1





    Picked review:

    "Saying it starts slow is kind of inaccurate. It's more like a long rope attached to a speeding car. Eventually the slack in the line runs out and you're hooked."



     – by ErgoPhobia, on the 13th Dec. 2017

  • 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+

  • Who Says This OL Can't Become A Splendid Slime!?

    Who Says This OL Can't Become A Splendid Slime!?

    578 pages by Shinde

    A journey that began with a simple wish, taken horribly out of context.

    'Ah, I wish that I could change my life. I wish for something truly exciting to happen.'

    Follow our heroine as she surmounts increasingly difficult odds! As she battles with heavy topics such as 'Is it really safe to eat this?', 'How am I supposed to slay a wyvern!?', and the ever popular 'Does this shade of pink make my slime look fat?'

    "For the record, I've never asked that last question you bastard narrato—"

    Follow her as she traverses the world and seeks out her destiny! Thrown into the wild with nary a leg to stand on, what will our gelatinous heroine do next? Will she become a savior? Or this world's very own Demon King!?

    "Wouldn't you mean Queen? Aside from that, please stop talking like I'm not here."

    But at the end of the day, there is one foe that she just may never slay. Despite all her efforts, will she be able to overcome the barrier that is ... her marital status!?

    "Alright, I'm going to devour you too."

    We hope you enjoy the thrilling conclusion!

    "It really isn't that exciting. Please don't expect too much."




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  • Chimera

    Chimera

    157 pages by Michael Dale

    A chimera slowly regains memories of its past life as a human in a nonmagical world.  While he is in part James Borland, temp office worker who was on the verge of being converted to permanent, he is also a savage beast who gains strength by consuming flesh of various creatures.


    The more he remembers, the larger the effect his old persona has on his actions, which is often at odds with his instincts as a beast that seeks only to consume prey to become stronger.


     


    Updates: Chimera will updatetwo to three times each week.


    Disord server: https://discord.gg/WT4J9hg

  • Feral: The Story of a Half Orc

    Feral: The Story of a Half Orc

    299 pages by Mahmoud Schahed

    Char has lived in Jarvin his entire life, subjected to hatred and suspicion for his Half-Orc heritage. He avoids the crowd, only wanting to focus on his blacksmithing and runes. Right up until the girl who is prophesized to save the world decides to become his friend, pulling him into assassination plots, conspiracies, and caves full of giant spiders. Yay?

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