Ebon Dirge, heinous slayer of multitudes, has failed. After attempting to murder one of the four God Emperors, the loftiest experts in the universe and rulers of the Divine Realms, he has been captured and his fatal punishment has been meted out at last.
Reduced to nothing more than a vengeful spirit, Dirge's remaining fragment of a soul has arrived in one of the Mortal Realms, prepared to hatch a new scheme and begin anew. Determined to complete his task, he now uses an arcane art to snatch the one thing he lacks most, the thing that just might give him the edge he requires: destiny.
But seizing the power of destiny will require more than just a grasping hand and a discerning eye. Lacking so much as a physical body, Dirge must rely on schemes and treachery to pave his path to ascend once more, shattering and consuming the fates of the chosen ones to build his own.
This work features a downright Evil Protagonist and is flagged as Mature due to Gore and Traumatizing Content. If the idea of an irredeemable sociopath as the focus character troubles you, please do not continue reading as this is not a redemption story. You have been warned.
This work releases daily around 8:00-10:00PM Pacific time, with a minimum of five chapters a week. Bonus chapters may occasionally be posted at random times outside this schedule. Days off are announced in advance, barring some sort of emergency.
*Please read the warnings at the end of the Synopsis before reading*
For an unlucky few, death is not the end but just the beginning.
Trapped in an endless abyss between dimensions, these unlucky souls are forced to gain strength through the physical planes and mutate, the end goal in becoming something akin to a god, or lose their sanity, sense of self and dissipate into nothingness.
Nyx, while being a recent addition, has finally obtained freedom from a summoner that had bound his soul to an artefact and is content to reside in the void for the rest of his existence.
As if to mock him, it seems fate has other plans, and Nyx once again finds himself summoned to a physical world and placed inside the recently expired body of another.
However, it seems that those that summoned him did so in ignorance. A mistake Nyx intends to fully capitalise on.
This story has many mature themes/descriptive scenes. 18+ only. Read at your own discretion.
This story includes many scenes/actions and behaviours that some will find offensive and/or unpleasant. These include, but are not limited to cannibalism, slavery, sex, rape, murder, betrayal etc. If you find this subjects unpleasant to read, please do not read this story.
This story is being released as I clean drafts/old stories from my system. The updates WILL be infrequent and the drafts only last until the second arc starts. (Around 40 chapters). I will decide whether to continue after that point, put the story on hiatus or drop completely.
We all have dreams of becoming powerful, becoming the cool mage that rules the world, living as the dashing rogue who can steal a kingdom's entire royal treasury undetected, or perhaps, the valiant knight whose prowess on the battlefield is unmatched by all.
However, when the apocalypse strikes, you can only use what you have at your disposal, be that guns, baseball bats, your fists, or maybe, just maybe, a shovel.
One young man who goes by the name of Darenzo has just had his world altered into one that is now the focal point of some sort of experiment.
Just at the end of his shift at the skip site, a worldwide announcement was made, that not only changed Darenzo's life, but also the lives of all of the Earth's inhabitants.
Can Darenzo survive and thrive in this changed world? Or will his growing madness best him? The answers to these question can only be revealed with time.
(The new cover art is a courtesy of the very kind and talented ssddx and was designed using the fanart cover of cthulupillar as the base.)
This novel is a participant in The Writer's Pledge
I spent most of my life trying to get by with whatever happiness I could, that included alcohol, food, and porn.
My death was unpleasant, humiliating. But, death is something we all need to go through. A bit like a proctology exam; necessary but never anything one wants to go through while it's happening.
But death was supposed to be the end of it. Either way, the pain, suffering, and failures were supposed to be over. I was supposed to wink out, or perhaps take a trip to some kind of lovely afterlife!
No, I ended up as a small stone, strapped to a table, while a pimple-faced teenager rubbed my facets and told me how 'lovely' I was.
Last time I checked, birth wasn't supposed to be as embarrassing as death!
[participant in the NaNoWriMo Royal Road challenge]
First few chapters are on the verge of being edited and will be published soon!!
[Congratulatins!! you have leveled up]
[Skill Replication has leveled up]
[Skill Replication allows you to replicate any one of the abilities of the opponent]
[Please choose the ability you want to replicate]
[1. Passive Regeneration]
[2. Stone Skin]
At his death's door, Muto Kenshin, a low leveled Hunter with a crappy skill who was struggling for a living discovered a blue window floating over his head.
Realizing that his life has now become a game, he takes full advantage of it to become stronger and earn money.
Read how he rises up from being a poor waste to a truly rich and strong Hunter, all while wooing countless girls with his charms.
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Thanks for permission to use the cover by WanderingInPixels over on Deviant Art.
Marty had a fairly easy life as a cook for Arctic Storm Entertainment headquarters when he gets an offer from the company to try out a new playstyle for their biggest VRMMORPG, Oblivion Online. Follow him as he makes his way through the game as one of the monster races trying to survive against the forces of light.
Author's note: I will update every Monday and Friday for sure, with the possibilities of bonus chapters through the week if I get extra writing done. I also did a disservice to several of my characters early on. I'm slowly working through a re-write, but it will be a while as I want to make sure I get it right this time around.
Something is stirring in the world of Vol, strange happenings and unusual events outside the norm cropping up far more often than ever before. This is the story of a dungeon, one birthed in an unnatural location, and its subsequent journey into the deep.
This is my first venture into writing for fun, and I'm hoping to keep this running until I run out of juice. With that said, I very much enjoy dungeon novels, and wanted to do one a bit outside the norm. Hope you enjoy!
VRMMORPG/Mecha Hybrid.. In the year 2014, an invention called the Nesla Coils, capable of producing free electrical energy plummets the economies of many countries and nearly sends the earth into World War III. However, two inventions: The Virtual Drives and Mobile Suits which use these coils as power sources placate the powers into an uneasy alliance. Mato Suzuki, a 17 year old professional gamer is 'invited' to participate in an event, whose ramifications unbeknownst to him are world-changing.
What happens when the great war is over and the 'good' side has won? What happens to the last surviving members of the fallen 'evil' side of the conflict? This is the tale of one of those survivors. Will she try to seek revenge? Will she try to hide her origin and ancestry and live in peace? Or will the universe have something else in mind?
King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed through martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of man, devoid of purpose and will.
Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.
The year is 2076, and mankind has perfected VR technology, using the Chip, an implant that interfaces directly with the human brain, using it like an organic computer. Age of Anarchy Online (AAO) is the newest game released by Icestorm, makers of the legendary World of Destiny (WoD). Unlike VR games before it, AAO promises a 110% 'Better Than Life' realism experience, and to showcase this, Icestorm announces that AAO will have no 'Out of Character' rules, save for actions like hacking or exploiting system errors. Players can do anything to NPCs and even other players, and there will be no consequences save what one may suffer in game. "Do what thou wilt, but it may be done to you in turn." Mike Greene, better known in WoD as Torgan, a max level Paladin and leader of the Lords of Light, one of the top 'light side' guilds in WoD, now sets off on a new adventure in AAO. -------------------- Author's Note: If you haven't guessed, and the mature tag didn't help clue you in, there's going to be all kinds of nastiness in this story. Violence, language, racism, sexism, sex, gore, vore, and more! If you have triggers of any kind, this is your warning. If you're looking for a nice, heartwarming tale like Sword Art Online, keep looking. There will be 'good guys' as well, but this is a story where Might IS Right. However, if you've read Watchmen and Wanted, and like what you read (READ, not the movies!), then you just may find this story in your strike zone. And for f*ck's sake, this is just a story! Don't take this as an endorsement of any of the actions in this story.
Dale Mitchell, your average guy in a below-average job. But, what happens to him is anything but average. After hitting someone in his truck, his world was turned upside down, inside out, and more than fifty shades of grey.
Now, he seems to be something called a World Keeper, and must create and manage his own world. Is this his afterlife, or something else entirely?
Cover image courtesy of Madelyn Black
A ritual, with the sole purpose of obtaining immortality, goes horribly wrong. What's left in its aftermath is a boy who receives an inheritance from the Void, a mysterious place that embodies darkness. With a newfound power, he is given a chance to carve his own way into the world.
Powerless and filled with raging anger for half his life, an avenger grasps hold of what was to be his redemption only to find despair and darkness. His mind lost, his anger went on to bring about the path of carnage. He is, but an inextinguishable flame that threatens to consume everything; all in the name of retribution. Death was but a moments reprieve for his agony. His rage overflows even after the sweet release. Unable to be snuffed out by the laws of the world, he is granted life once more In a different era. All those whom his vengeance is focused on, vanished into obscurity with the passage of time. What does one who has all the power of the world at his finger-tips do, when all the reasons for that power have vanished?
The first truly immersive Virtual Reality system has just been announced. Made by NERV, the EVA-series immersion pods promise a Better Than Life experience, unlike anything that's been seen before. Gone are clunky goggles and wired controls. Now you simply lie down, and the machine does all the work.
Following up on their previous hit games, NERV has created the first true VRMMORPG, a sci-fi offering called Dreams Amongst the Stars. Because of the impressive display he made during the closed Beta of the game, one player has been offered a contract as a paid streamer, and the chance to play the game on the highest difficulty possible. Watch as he forges his own path, into the black.
Be careful what you wish for. Jade has spent her life fighting boredom in the terminally ill ward by surfing the net and envying the ability and energy of others to go out and live. So when she wakes up with a weak, but healthy body in a magical world with blue game-like system notifications filling her vision, she'll have to adapt quickly in order to survive. Thankfully, she has a bit of luck and an ability that will let her reach for the stars.
This is Andara, where her adventure finally truly begins.
Author's Note: This is my raw, unedited text. In order to comply with my contract, book 1 has been taken down from RR except for the beginning, unedited preview chapters at this point. The edited book 1 is on Amazon! Thanks for your support!
Alexandre Grey was reborn in the marvel universe, only he didn't get any cheats. No almighty system, no super badass power, nor any transmigration into a powerfull marvel character. To add salt to injury he is far back in time to any good origine story line, and hes not friends or a close relative to any futur super power individual. He just a normal human, the only edge he has is a vast knowledge of the comic books world of marvel. So he come up with a plan, the setting is basically on nightmare mode to achieve. But if he succeed he has a chance, a small slime chance to reach the ranks of most powerful being in the marvel universe.
Gerald, born a Viscount's son, spent most of his life since he was six as an enemy Duke's 'ward', nothing short of a hostage. Until a shocking letter arrived requesting that he be sent back to inherit his father's territory and title.
Now he has to return and rule the ruin that is his family's lands. Bandits roam and enemies leer. Conspiracies brew and wars rage. Meanwhile, Gerald has to rise with his house from the ashes.
Schedule: Updates 4 times a week--> Monday-Thursday.
Additional tags: Kingdom Building - Strategy - War - Army Building - Minor Wuxia Elements.
The story of a girl who finds her life is not what she wanted. So she gets another one.
Schedule: One short chapter a day, five days a week.
Book One is available free on Amazon and EPUB.
Books Two to Four are out now.
Chapters will be around 500-1000 words. This will not change so if you don't like reading very short chapters wait till the end of the week or even end of the month. This many chapters a week isn't easy to pull off so please bear that in mind.
This is a VRMMORPG story, but the ones I've read tend to use VR as an excuse to get into a fantasy world and then don't really play up the game aspect other than pulling up a status screen every now and then. To me, MMOs are about more than the fantasy setting.
Bugs, exploits, devs who don't understand their own game, OP classes, over the top nerfs, p2w, ridiculous RNG, cash shop fiasco, lockboxes, raging players, broken mechanics, limited bag space, tedious crafting and above all that, a company trying to squeeze money out if its playerbase while pretending they're just in the business of having fun.
Of course, then there's the orcs and elves.
This story is about finding yourself in a completely immersive fantasy game, but it's also about what a game like that would really be like.
Leon and his father, Artorias, are the last remaining scions of a once powerful and illustrious family of lightning mages. After barely surviving an attack that destroyed their home fifteen years ago, they now live in the dangerous Northern Vales, a desolate wilderness far away from civilization. But those who want them dead are strong, patient, and relentless, and it is only a matter of time before they find the two they seek...
Posted first on my website, wardenreading.com, which will be 4 chapters ahead of anywhere else I post. Expect new chapters every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday around 10 am CT
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