While waiting on an Akihabara train platform one day, ordinary high schooler Yoshi Shinonome was suddenly plucked from his normal life in Japan and whisked away by a beautiful goddess to Ephemera, a world of magic and adventure, to serve as her Hero and drive back the evil Dark Lord.
This is not his story.
Standing nearby at the moment Yoshi was isekai'd was a man named Seiji - a rude, cranky, misanthropic musician who was not at all pleased to find himself also snatched up and transported to Ephemera by the goddess's wicked sister, Virya. According to this self-proclaimed Goddess of Evil, the whole fantasy adventure thing was a game she and her sister played to stave off the boredom of immortality, and since the good goddess, Sanora, had picked her Hero...well, Virya needed a Dark Lord.
A grown man with his own career and ambitions, Seiji has no interest in playing. Unfortunately for him, the call to adventure was not a request. Now, he must conquer Ephemera and defeat the Hero...or Virya promises to make him beg for the release of death before granting it. Playing along for his own survival, Seiji nonetheless is under no illusions who his true enemy is, and it's not the naive young would-be Hero from his own world.
Placed in an impossible position, Seiji must make enough progress toward world domination to keep his sadistic patron goddess off his back, but not so much that he can't strike an accord with the forces of Good and convince the Hero Yoshi that it's the goddesses who are their mutual enemy. Forced to embrace Evil without being too evil, Seiji walks the razor's edge, building his forces and biding his time till he can get revenge on the goddesses and be free of them, his only certainty that he will not be getting out of this with his hands clean.
A Dark Lord's gotta do what a Dark Lord's gotta do.
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Years ago, Earth was indoctrinated into the "System."
Earth was not the only place with the System, however. With the System came the other races, Invaders. The Invaders had one goal, to obtain ownership of this new habitable planet. This created a bloodbath, and for years the war raged.
This didn't really have much to do with Derek. Derek was kind of a loner. Yeah, he enjoyed the occasional chat or drink with others, but he never stayed in one place too long or really got to know anybody new.
Derek did happen to be rather strong. After the years of fighting monster and Invaders alone, he had become quite adept at surviving. One thing that helped keep him alive was his refusal to get involved with others. He rarely cooperated with teams.
One day, Derek broke his rules and decided to lend some help, as the mission didn't seem too hard. He should have stuck to being alone.
Hey everyone, this is my fiction, "System Change." It's the first time I've really tried to write a serial. All feedback is really appreciated.
I plan to release chapters every Tuesday and Thursday. With occasional extra chapters being released.
I will try to maintain a word count between 1500-2500 words per chapter.
I just made a Discord if anyone wants to join.
[I was reborn too sickly to be an adventurer, so I opened an item shop by the dungeon instead]
Reborn with a new name and body into a fantastical RPG world, a young girl is offered a second chance. Glad to have escaped her old existence she decides to become an adventurer but quickly realizes that the body she now inhabits is too frail and sickly to follow that dream. Needing a way to survive in this strange place, she takes on an entirely new challenge; running an item shop just outside of the dungeon!
(Updates daily!) (LitRPG) (Slow start)
[Winner in the Royal Road Writathon challenge!]
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) 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: 1 Chapter every 12 hours until completion of book 1.
Last chapter: 21 October. Earliest the story will be taken down is 4th November.
When an accident causes the early death of two young women, one is chosen to become a hero, a saviour, and a servant of the God of Heroes!
This is not her story. This is the story of Valeria, whose soul clung to her friend’s, and who was dragged into a new world where her wandering spirit was claimed by the Goddess of Darkness.
And so, one who doesn’t belong grows to become the servant of the Dark Goddess, a servant—definitely not a daughter—who will usher in a new age of despair and disgust.
The only problem is, she’s really bad at the whole “evil” thing, not that she’s unwilling to do her best to please her adoptive mom, the Dark Goddess Luciana.
What happens when a summoned hero completes their task given by those from up above? When a summoned hero returns back to earth after having saved the world, do they still get to live a normal life?
The answer is actually yes, they usually do. They get married to the one they love, have kids, and then death takes them away.
Of course, that is only usually. There are a select few who choose not to... think the same way.
Some of them find such a life boring, dull even.
They want to taste for adventure once more, feed their drive for exploration! Power, wealth, another life, they want it all. So, what do they do? Why, they do what Quasi does...
They sell themselves to the gods.
This story will contain 2 and 3-dimensional characters.
Sex/ Drama/ Love/ Harem
Constantly Changing POV's
Multiple Main characters.
Messed up shit-- You have been warned.
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Only One Apache Helicopter, Grammar Nazi, and a frog named Trinity were harmed in the making of this novel.
Now Kairos must sail the endless sea, tame fearsome monsters, and conquer new lands. The challenges are many, but he will face them all. For Kairos is a cunning [Rogue] indeed...
After his first college party, Dallion woke up in a small room without doors or windows. Next thing he knew, he woke up as an “awakened” in a small medieval village in the middle of nowhere. Now all he needs to do is figure what the heck is going on. And what’s the big deal with being awakened anyway?!
Arc 2: The Adventure Arc starts at Chapter 85
Born magically talentless, Prince Corvus is an embarrassment the royal family and is removed from succession. However, he still has a chance to win back his throne. The next man or woman to hatch a dragon automatically becomes the ruler. Each member of the royal family is gifted with a dragon egg, but it is the work of a lifetime to hatch it.
The first time Corvus touches his dragon egg, he receives an odd notification: He has found a soulbound item and is tasked with an epic quest to hatch it... but only if he can walk the winding path of the dragon mage.
Armed with notifications, skill increases, and levels only he can see, Corvus is determined to hatch his dragon.
He never knew what he wanted to become, so the winds of time swept him away. Now he finds himself in a new setting, similar yet at the same time so different to what he knew. What will he do now with his fresh start?
What will he do when he starts Again from Scratch?
[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]
A teenager struggling after the death of his best friend finds himself in a fantasy world - one which seems to be an amalgamation of every Dungeons and Dragons campaign they ever played together. Now he's stuck trying to find the answers to why he's there and what this world is trying to say. The most terrifying answer might be that this world is an expression of the person he was back on Earth.
This work is complete.
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.
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!]
A puzzling encounter leaves Dimitry a beggar with a strange emblem on his wrist. Around him, people suffer as ruthless organizations, opportunistic nobles, and an overly pious church vie for power in a medieval land under constant siege by stone monstrosities rampaging from the coasts.
Can a kindhearted surgeon aid this ailing world with modern knowledge, resourcefulness, and magic? Or will rival powers crush Dimitry first?
A fiction that starts brutally grim and eventually transitions into technology uplift with a focus on science, magitech, and town building.
Warning: Technical terms abound.
Cover art by AbsolutePower.
A prince sent into exile, without the means to fight back.
A young man trapped in an unfair world, without the status to bring about change.
Combined, they will have both means and status.
Armed with advanced knowledge from a strange world, will Prince Corco be able to cut through the injustice, regain his birthright and turn the country of his ancestors into a paradise of true peace, equality and prosperity?
"Okay, first step: Let's make some Brandy."
...that's a maybe then.
Author's note: I love the idea of kingdom-building novels and think the genre has a lot to offer, but I don't think many authors do them very well. Here is my attempt. The novel has a strong focus on politics and kingdom building, with occasional action and a bit of humor. Have fun.
Cover was made by MrZombie
Updates three times a week.
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Anton is a great-grandfather. He is living quite a happy life, despite his advanced age and declining health… until a group of cultivator bandits moves into the area. The nearby guardians of the area, the Order of Ninety-Nine Stars, are unable to track them down as they continue to ravage nearby towns. During one desperate winter Anton is out on a hunt when his family- his entire village- is killed or taken as slaves by the bandits. He lacks the strength to fight them, and he wasn’t even present for their arrival to die with his loved ones. At the pit of his despair, he wonders if he ever had any chance to change things. What could he even do? He cannot even pull his best bow, and his eyesight is failing. If he had been a cultivator… perhaps there might have been a chance, but he was decades- perhaps even most of his life- too late.
Notes on cultivation levels:
There are five general stages of cultivation, though the fifth is extremely rare. Each cultivation style might have their own name for the stages.
1. Body Tempering
2. Spirit Building/ occasionally System Creation (Ninety-Nine Stars)
3. Constellation Formation (Ninety-Nine Stars)
4. Life Transformation/Galaxy Construction (Ninety-Nine Stars)
Cover picture courtesy of gej302.
Kay didn't have the best life. Most of it was fairly standard, but his past was marred by a tragedy that changed his entire world. Years later he had managed to mostly rebuild his life, and had started making something of himself.
And then he woke up in a different world. A world of fantasy and [Classes], a world much more dangerous than the one he'd been born in.
The new world he's been dumped into doesn't hold anyone's hand. Even with the bonuses that being an Outworlder brings won't keep him perfectly safe. One mistake could kill him in an instant.
But maybe, with a little bit of help, he could start over once more, and start to make something of himself again. And maybe, just maybe, that something he makes himself into could be amazing.
As I'm leaning right now there probably will be sexual content later on, but I might change my mind later. There definitely will be death, gore, violence, and blood. Lots and lots of blood.
On one hand, we have Michael.
On the other... we have an entire new world. You could probably tell how this is about to go just from that.
This is a LitRPG adventure, when one young man from Earth finds himself in an entirely new environment, complete with Classes, Skills and Magic.
That being said, welcome to the Gnosis Academy. The best place to learn magic in the whole, wide world. That's also a small world unto itself, given weird spatial magic shenanigans. Go figure.
This is the place where our young hero has been transported to, very much against his will. This is also where he must decide what to do going forward. Should he focus on doing everything in his power to get back home? Should he learn as much magic as he can? Should he make powerful friends and climb atop the Gnosis social hierarchy?
Should he go for broke and try for all three?
That's what you're here to find out.
Follow Michael as he juggles with classes, tries to avoid becoming the teacher's pet, plays different factions against each other and more.
Hot elves may or not be included.
Enjoy the story everyone and please leave a Rate and a Follow!
A new, darker age is dawning. The greed of kings has ignited a seemingly endless war. As men fight, the monsters of the untamed wilds are devouring the frontier. Villages are abandoned as fields go fallow. Murderous bandits roam the desolation.
None of that matters to a nameless goblin slave. He just wants to eat as much food as he can shove into his mouth when no one is looking, but fate runs a twisted course, so instead he is whisked away to the far off Iron Teeth Mountains. To stay alive, he will have to evolve into something more than a simple goblin, and carve a bloody path through the forests of the North.
However, first he has to get over his crippling fear of trees, and survive in a place where everything considers him to be the perfect size for a quick snack...
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Qube is an NPC in an AI-driven VR-RPG who avoids her scripted death and blithely continues following the Player, trying to make sense of the normalised nonsense of Fantasy RPGs and accidentally glitching out the world in stranger and stranger ways as she seeks to be the very best Childhood Companion ever.
It’s a loving parody of old school RPGs, high fantasy, and every gamer who has ever thought “what happens if I do this...”
BOOK ONE COMPLETE. BOOK TWO ONGOING!
Updates Tuesdays and Fridays.
This is essentially a first draft, so I welcome grammatical corrections etc.
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