• Metal and Magic

    Metal and Magic

    407 pages by Jemima

     


    Candle Enys is mundane, unloved and unmagical in a world where every peasant make a flame with their little finger.


    She must discover her potential before it is too late. This is a slow burn coming of age fantasy featuring demons, dragons and airships. 


    Discord


    If anyone wants to chat Metal and Magic find me on the server that I share with Mecanimus the author of A Journey of Black and Red


     

  • 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?

  • The Law of Averages

    The Law of Averages

    783 pages by mcswazey

    What young boy doesn't crave adventure? What young man doesn't wish to be a superhero?


    But time marches on, and life grows dull with responsibility. Is it any wonder that old dreams are forgotten?


    Welcome to The Law of Averages: In which a man is dragged solidly out of his comfort zone. Be careful what you wish for, you never know when it will come true.


    This story follows Daniel Newman as he adjusts to a strange new world. One where superpowers are for sale, where heroics are frowned upon, and where life is constantly defying Daniel's expectations. Dan always thought that he was destined to be normal, but one world's normal is another world's special.


     


    The Law of Averages now has a Patreon page!

  • The Perks of Immortality

    The Perks of Immortality

    259 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/

  • 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.

  • Beyond?

    Beyond?

    997 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.
  • 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+

  • Wake of the Ravager

    Wake of the Ravager

    308 pages by Macronomicon

    On the world of Marconen, your first Break determines the trajectory of your life. Calvin chose magic. Without proper schooling or a mentor, the boy is dragged by the whims of fate across the face of the planet, blending together different schools of magic and powerful abilities to create something new.


    But there's a deeper secret behind his success. Why was he born an exile from his country? Why is his System so strange, and why does it keep talking to him?


    And as the march of time continues, something evil grows in power across the ocean.

  • Eterna's Source

    Eterna's Source

    213 pages by unice5656

    Sery is a Source, born with immense magic but unable to use it. Enslaved for her power, her life is one of abuse and exploitation until one day, everything changes.


    Veltyen, a sword-mage, rescues her, releasing her from her chains. He takes her to join the mage guild Eterna, where she learns she can help others without being used. As her magic boosts the guild to entirely new levels of power, trouble brews. Other guilds want Sery's power, and they are willing to destroy Eterna to get it.


    (This story has strong romantic elements, so if you don't like romance, you probably won't like it)


     


    - Cover art credit goes to Chryiss

  • Cultivating Earth

    Cultivating Earth

    325 pages by Cromethus

    Zhao Gang, after hundreds of thousands of years cultivating, has finally reached the penultimate threshold. He is ready to ascend to the level of True Immortal. 


    Driven by the need for a place his enemies won't find him, Zhao Gang puts together an audacious plan. He has developed a revolutionary new formation which will allow him to ascend while on even the lowest planes. To avoid drawing attention, he has to choose a plane that is relatively desolate, however.


    He chooses Earth. Fast forward three thousand years.  Zhao Gang discovers what his work has wrought - a cultivation-free culture that has delved the deep mysteries of creation - he can't help but think how this tiny little planet devoid of natural energy could affect the course of all creation.


    There's only one problem. For that to happen, he has to succeed in cultivating Earth.


     


    Notes: Chinese names should be ignored in the social context - they don't mean anything. Sorry for slaughtering such a beautiful tradition.


    This novel starts off slower than most. If the slow-roll isn't your thing, you might want to give this a pass. If it's not for you, I understand. Also, releases may be broken up into smaller chunks. The goal is 5k words, but definitely more than 4k. If you see a short release, be aware that more is probably coming.


     I'll be honest and say that I'm struggling with each new scene, if only because I want to balance the scope of vision with good pacing. I hope the work I put into it is worthwhile.

  • 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 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?

  • Pluto

    Pluto

    154 pages by MagusJosh

    Talia Redowl, daughter of the goddess Athena, expected - and definitely wanted - to work for her mother when she graduated. In particular, she was hoping to be assigned as an aide to her older sister, Danae, their mother’s Avatar.

    So when Talia’s graduation assignment is to become the Avatar of Hades, the legendarily anti-social and brooding god of the Underworld, she protests…the position has gone unfilled for two thousand years. Why her? Why now? The Fates weave a tangled web, and more is at stake than Talia’s plans for her own future.

    But before she can take up her new post, Talia Redowl must die.

    Death is just the beginning…

  • 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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  • 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)

  • 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 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]

  • 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. Morgan is the main protagonist but she does not move through an empty world. This is a bigger story than just one main character fighting the monster of the week.

  • Chimera

    Chimera

    171 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

  • Medusa and the blind woman

    Medusa and the blind woman

    1067 pages by BugDevil

    Volume 1:


    The legendary Gorgon, Medusa, spends a solitary life on her island Sarpedon. The only interruptions to her monotonous life are the occasional expeditions of foolish humans that try to slay her for fame and riches.


    This story begins on the day that just another of these expeditions brings along an unusual woman. A priestess of Athena that was born blind and is not afraid of the Gorgon. Soon those two are forced into an unexpected coexistence on the small island.


    Will those two unlikely life partners learn to get along?  


     


    Volume 2:


    The great goddess of wisdom and war, Athena, realizes that her priestess is prisoner to the Gorgon and makes a bet with the monster.


    The human expedition returns to slay the Gorgon and Eugenia is caught between the front lines. Typhos reveals his true goal and his machinations corner Medusa.


    What choices will the dissimilar duo make? Who will come out victorious?


     


    Volume 3:


    After Eugenia awakens in the city of rowers, Eretria, she finds herself separated from Medusa who is receiving punishment for leaving her exile.


    Still recovering from her injuries and desperate, the priestess sets off on a journey to make a return to Sarpedon. On her way she meets many strange new people as well as some familiar faces. On top of that the messenger of the gods, Hermes, tells her of a trial that awaits her on this uncertain path.


    Where will her trial take her?


     

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