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The Extramundane Emancipation of Geela, Evil Sorceress at Large

The Extramundane Emancipation (...)
by OpheliaCyanide
HIATUS
816 pages

Darkos, holy priest of Alerion, the God of Peace and Healing, has just arrived at the castle of the Evil, Dark Sorceress, backed by his trusty, if clumsy, companion, Geela. They fling open the doors to find the place dusty and decrepit.

"Oh dear, this place is showing its age," Geela sighs.

And with those words, everything Darkos knew about his friend is turned on its head. Geela, far from a naive farm girl, is a 70-year-old Dark Mistress, hell-bent on exacting revenge on her ex-husband Barney for cheating on her, trashing her place, and changing the locks.

Geela is everything Darkos has sworn to defeat. A bastion of dastardly deeds. A pinnacle of evil...

...so of course he finds himself tagging along.

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Parasite King

Parasite King
by Osamaru Ta
HIATUS
320 pages

Say what you will about the End of the World, but it makes for some great TV. When a Monster Apocalypse descends suddenly on an unexpecting Earth, Jonah finds himself the first victim of a sick and twisted gameshow.

As the table of the world is flipped and the lines redrawn for the amusement of their new alien overlords, Jonah finds himself trapped in the literal Belly of the Beast. And if he wishes to not only survive, but thrive, he'll find that cost might be more than he's willing to pay. As Jonah grows both in power and purpose, he'll have to ask himself if Revenge is really worth his Humanity.

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"What are you willing to do to survive? What are you willing to Become?

Jonah never really gave much thought to these kinds of things. He was just your average everyday young man, doing what he can to make it in the world. Unfortunately for Him, the world he knows is about to end. And he's the First Victim.

When Earth gets pulled into an intergalactic game show, hosted and ran for the entertainment of a Sadistic, super-advanced Alien race, all sorts of "Monsters" begin to spawn on Earth.

By a twist of fate, when a Gargantuan Snake spawns in the middle of his room and swallows him whole, Jonah becomes the first casualty of this sick game.

But Fate is not done with Jonah yet. For what fun is a Game without a fighting Chance? The question is, however, what price will he be willing to pay? "

[NOTE: I don't own cover art, just something I've found till I can commision my own]

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Never Die Twice

Never Die Twice
by Maxime J. Durand (Void Herald)
COMPLETED
506 pages

Now available on Amazon Kindle
Walter Tye is the best friend any adventurer needs. He is the smiling shopkeeper next to your local dungeon, the one who sells you these cheap healing potions. When you need information about a monster, Tye always knows. He wants to help; you can trust him.
He is also the undead necromancer ruling said dungeon, getting paid to solve problems that he caused in the first place. But don't tell anyone that... 
Story sponsored by knightaether.
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Mud's Mission

Mud's Mission
by ushnor
HIATUS
569 pages

The story begins with an elderly hermit mage living on the outskirts of a labyrinth town. Invoking spellwork that is trivial for a mage of his caliber, he creates a simple mud automaton to aid him in household chores. However, in the middle of his efforts, something goes wrong; his ancient heart finally fails. Now, half complete and with limited understanding of the world, an artificial being of mud stirs. Despite its limitations, it has a mission to fulfill. The last instructions of a dying creator. "Defend my home, and my possessions." To the mechanical mind of Mud, only absolute perfection is acceptable when fulfilling the orders of The Master. Mud will make sure nothing in the universe will ever threaten The Master's home! 

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This fiction contains RPG elements such as skills and levels. The protagonist has an inhuman mind and acts on instincts and preferences that are completely different from those of a normal human, and may at times fly in the face of common sense.

The general tone is lighthearted, but there are some scenes with disturbing content such as mind control and references to torture.

Join our Discord to discuss the novel or chat with the author.

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Magnus

Magnus
by Vowron Prime
STUB
576 pages

Updates daily at 23:06 UTC.

2/1/2021 NOTE! This trilogy is being published by Aethon Books starting with book one on 5/1/2021. Book one and two have been removed from RoyalRoad, and book three will be removed by October. I have posted all of book three here, giving all readers a chance to read the story for free.

Magnus Cromwell kills for a living.

He’s organized, professional, efficient. Like a machine. But when his family’s life is on the line? That’s something else. That calls for the kind of warm-blooded vengeance that scorches earth and summons tungsten rods from space, leaves a whole lot of melted flesh, and no one to tell the tale.

It should've been a blue milk run. As by-the-book as it gets. With his sister Nina out safe and the opposition decimated by hypersonic gunfire, MC wondered where they got the guts to even try. Then something hits him. Lays him out cold, and leaves him waking up to a fantasyland with nothing but his armor and a half-written note to guide him. It's a strange place where even stranger predators eye him for their next meal. Where his life’s on a timer, and where the darkest horrors haunt his dreams, painting visions of death.

There's no right day to mess with Magnus Cromwell. But the universe sure managed to pick the absolute worst one.

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- MC is stone-cold, strong(OP), and gets even stronger, but he'll still face his fair share of challenges, both internal and external.

- LitRPG-lite. No stats and an unconventional system. Expect abilities and progressions, but there will only ever be a handful of them.

- Science Fiction and Fantasy collide, with a touch of mystery, Lovecraft, and body horror.

- Professionally painted art scenes!

- This series is finished.

A Huge thank you to RoyalRoader MikeWe for the banner, and to NoDragons for his help editing the synopsis. Cover and scene art by the talented John Molinero

Discord: https://discord.gg/s6e5rTj

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Mine from the Abyss

Mine from the Abyss
by Jisatsu Sakuru
HIATUS
176 pages

A dungeon core awakens into its new life. With barely any time to understand its own existence, a group of goblins appears, seeking to settle in the dungeon. In the name of self preservation the dungeon core begins creating abominations that will terrify the world. By breaking all the conventional rules of creating a dungeon, this core develops into an unwitting monster, seeking to undo the status-quo of the world it finds itself in.

Join us on Discord for updates. https://discord.gg/zUbMjnh

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Arrogant Young Master Template A Variation 4

Arrogant Young Master (...)
by LivingSpoon
ONGOING
1.6k pages

What would a Xianxia MC do?

Seriously, what would they do? Asking for a friend.

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Incursions

Incursions
by Taykaim
ONGOING
1.9k pages

This blurb concerns Incursions book 1: Incarceration.

If you could buy superhuman abilities, but they might kill you—or worse—would you do it?

Ten years ago, in a world not so different from our own, people with powerful abilities appeared. The new powers were dangerous, dangerous to acquire—dangerous to have—dangerous to wield. World governments raced to find and eradicate the abilities and those who possess them while using the media to rule by fear. Whereas corporations sought to exploit the abilities for profit.

Raz Owens was living the dream - a rising star at a job he enjoys, a girlfriend he loves, but it all comes crashing down when Raz disregards his late father's advice. He is pulled into a chaotic underworld of clandestine labs, shadow organizations, and super-powered criminals. Used as a human test subject in a place where few survive the day, he must last long enough to escape. 

His only advantage? A power that seems nearly useless—a heads-up display.

 

Contains: monsters, violence, death, dismemberment, gamelit, superpowers, superpower consequences, good guys, bad guys, good guys who might be bad guys, bad guys who think they are good guys, good guys that might go bad, bad guys that might turn good, guns for hire, competence, incompetence, continence, incontinence, conspiracies, and some of what I just said wasn't true.

This story is written in third person limited POV. That means you can expect to know many of the thoughts and inner dialog of one character, and only see the actions of other characters. This POV does include scenes without the main character, and thus the reader can and will know things the main character does not. Further, this means characters act on what they know, which is almost always less than the reader knows.

Something else to know. These books do not hold your hand. If you're reading it and thinking "Gosh, why aren't 'they' doing some 'obvious' thing." Bad news. You probably missed something that explains exactly that. If you're seeking a light read that doesn't ask much of you as the reader, you're invited and very welcome to come on in, but this might not be the story for you.

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Slime and Punishment

Slime and Punishment
by AwakenedKingdoms
HIATUS
350 pages

Waking up in a white room, surrounded by bones wasn't how Chris planned on spending the rest of his life. He hadn't planned on ending up in an alien laboratory full of caged monsters either.

Inducted into a world with strange blue screens that hint at a world of fantasy, magic, and danger, Chris must survive until the System whisks him away for the promised Tutorial. If help comes too late, Chris risks becoming something less than human, or something more...

 

Note: This story contains comedy as well as grimdark elements, that some readers might find out of place in a grimdark story. If you are one of those readers, this might not be the story for you.

(A more comprehensive list of tags is below.)

Contains: LitRPG, Fantasy, Xianxia

Settlement/Kingdom Building, Crafting

Dungeon Diving, Tower Ascension, Tower Defense

Lots of Combat, Dark/Grimdark Scenes, Comedy/Comedic Scenes

Fantasy, Magic, Post Apocalyptic (later), Sci-Fi (later)

Overpowered/OP MC, Some Monster MC Mechanics, Half-human MC

No Sex, No Harems, No Pseudo-harems

 

Releases: 5 per week (weekdays)

(If you have any problems or questions, feel free to post a comment (or send me a PM), I'm friendly and love hearing from you, I promise I don't bite!)

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Wake of the Ravager

Wake of the Ravager
by Macronomicon
HIATUS
2.6k pages

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.

Updates Tuesday through Thursday.

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Enchanting

Enchanting
by Timeam
HIATUS
382 pages

The walls between worlds have been slowly falling for some time as creatures of inconceivable power war across dimensions, fighting for the resources that power them.


For inhabitants of these worlds the war has passed mostly unnoticed so far, but times change…
Ewynne is a young woman with a strange heritage, fighting her way out of impoverished beginnings and trying to find a new place in a less than kind world.


A LitRPG story.

Cover art by Jannie.

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I Am Going To Die (In This Game-Like Dimension)

I Am Going To Die (In (...)
by HC Mills
STUB
775 pages

When mysterious portals start opening up around the world at large events, swallowing everybody, you’d think that would warrant some kind of danger pay when you have to sell hotdogs at a Comic-Con, right? ‘No, of course not; what are the odds of that happening here, out of all the big events in the world?’

Well, Emma was always pretty good at beating the odds when it came to shitty luck.

Now she’s stuck in a strange dimension, where the normal rules don’t seem to apply, together with a costumed crowd who seem strangely happy about this whole thing.

At least, until the first people start dying.

Update: 
The first two books are now on KU, so except for the sample chapters, they can unfortunately no longer be found on RoyalRoad. ^^'
You can find Book One here: www.books2read.com/whisperingcrystal1
And Book Two here: https://books2read.com/whisperingcrystals2

Meanwhile, this webnovel will continue to its conclusion on this site.
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