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Deviant's Masquerade: Lore Compendium

Deviant's Masquerade: (...)
by Arthicern
ONGOING
3 pages

Due to popular request, this is a lore compendium for the Deviant's Masquerade Setting.

Please Note: Due to being an informational series rather than an actual story, this fiction may update sporadically 

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Proxis By Night (A Supervillain Story)

Proxis By Night (A Supervillain (...)
by denheim
ONGOING
37 pages

The year is 2085 and superpowered demi-humans now make up more than thirty percent of the human population. The world is at peace; law and order are upheld by the great heroes, who soar the skies and fight crime for the good of the people. The streets are cleaner and safer, wars and terrorism are only spoken of in history books, and children can play outside their homes without fear. For the first time in a very long time, humanity has hope for a better future, alongside the legendary heroes. 

In the Free City of Proxis, however, heroism is failing; crime is the norm and heroes are fighting an ever losing battle against a tide of supervillains, who constantly vye for dominance over the ten thousand square-kilometer city. Of the hundreds of villain organizations, however, only a few are ever spoken of in fear and awe. One of these organizations is the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, whose goals encompass Proxis and... in time... the rest of the world. 

Can the heroes stand against them or will they fall?

(updates every monday, wednesday, and friday)

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An Outcast In Another World (Subtitle: Is 'Insanity' A Racial Trait?)

An Outcast In Another (...)
by KamikazePotato
ONGOING
406 pages

On the first day, he almost died.

On the second day, he almost died.

On the third, he began to notice a worrying trend. And almost died.

Crushing loneliness? Danger around every corner? All of that has become part of his daily routine.

That's fine. He'll carve out a place in this world with his bare hands if necessary. He'll survive, and then he'll thrive.

Whether anyone wants him to or not.

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Absolution's Road

Absolution's Road
by DoomAlsoDoom
ONGOING
202 pages

[Participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

These chapters will be completely unrevised and unedited, with only a cursory spelling and grammer check. Suffer along with me, grammar plebs!

Dash is a cursed man, forced to move from place to place. Unable to find a way to break the curse, Dash travels the world in search of power, magic, and myths to break the magic of the deep gods that compels him. From mysterious forests, ancient runes and peoples, to the everpresent Labyrinth beneath the earth, if Dash catches the scent of a cure, he'll do whatever it takes. Hopefully he can do some good along the way, fingers crossed.

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Shadow Sect

Shadow Sect
by James Northman
ONGOING
44 pages

Ralph didn't go through the Portal with his cellmate, David. 

He instead went back to sleep. 

David Rossmore, a criminal accountant with a head for numbers, spent a decade in the magical world of Azen. 

He became Davros the Red... A Legendary Archmage who fought for the Kingdom of Aze in countless wars against their enemies. 

At the peak of his power, Davros sought to bring balance to the world, but that didn't work for the Kingdom. 

So they sent him back through the portal. He's back in his jail cell, but he's in trouble...  

David's body is rapidly losing its magic, and he's close to death. 

This story isn't about David Rossmore, or Davros the Red. 

It's about Ralph. 

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The Last Ship in Suzhou

The Last Ship in Suzhou
by lungs
ONGOING
306 pages

Everything has happened before and every instrument sounds the same.
Grudges held for generations, with no sure source of blame.
From this world seed would the skies cast a dice in its favor.
But it does not learn, it does not change.
Who would dare approach the gates?

Ripped from the comfort of our world, David and Alice must face the demons of the past and enemies of their own making. To defy the heavens is to change the world, and nothing ever changes. Except when it does.

Xianxia, done in a different way.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

Discord link

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Mark of the Fool: A Progression Fantasy

Mark of the Fool: A Progression (...)
by UnstoppableJuggernaut
ONGOING
351 pages

After his parents died, Alex Roth had a plan: become a wizard. Through hard work, he was accepted into the world’s greatest university of wizardry—but fate had another plan.

On his eighteenth, he is marked as one of his kingdom’s five Heroes, chosen to fight the land’s great enemy. But his brand is 'The Fool', worst of the marks.

Rather than die or serve the other Heroes like Fools in the past, he packs up his little sister, his childhood friend and her cerberus, then flees for the university in hope of refuge, magic and to unravel the truth about his land’s evil.

There’s one small problem: The Mark tries to ruin magic while enhancing skills outside of divinity, combat and spellcraft.…

…that is, unless he can learn to exploit the hell out of it.

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This the first time I am writing a web novel type story, and I hope you like it. I like progression stories and I've always wanted to try and write one like a few of the web novels that inspired me.

I'll be updating everyday in April (starting April 1st/April Fool's day) with the schedule changing to Tues-Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat after that. 

There are currently advanced chapters on my patreon as a thank you to patrons.

Chapters will be roughly 2000-2500 words.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Rating: This story is kind of like a PG-13 movie. There'll be gore and some swearing but not much beyond that. If that changes, I'll warn you. 

Tone: Tone will be a mix of some action-adventure with excitement, comedy, slice of life elements and mystery. I won't be going too dark with this story. There will be mentions of war, some death, grief and violence.

MC: MC is analytical/rational with emotions. He is mostly in control of those emotions. MC will progress in power, eventually becoming very strong. When that happens, I'll add the Strong Lead tag.

Fights: Fights will be detailed.

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Stuff this story won't have:

- Extreme grimdark content

- Murderhobo plots

- Edgy, anti-hero MC 

- Pacifist MC

- Harems

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Monstrous (Rewrite)

Monstrous (Rewrite)
by greatATTACKshark
ONGOING
98 pages

An old monster awakens in a new world, and he is very hungry.

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Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation
by Dissonance
ONGOING
278 pages

If you're one to travel the roads, you may have heard of me. You may have heard my Names in the stories, the songs, and the whispers of the road. Perhaps you've even seen me during my travels, speaking to a bird of blue light, or on a city street, performing small acts for coin and repute. Or perhaps you may know me as the Skystrider, who walked with the wind. Or the Voiceless, a man of song without speech. You may know me as the Tutor, who taught the Lion of Summer how to fight, or the Traveler, who has walked all the roads of the earth. I am all of these things.

And people have branded me a myth.

But people don't understand what a myth is. They haven't heard the songs lost to our tongues, nor have they seen the things I've seen. They haven't gone to the places I've gone.

My feet have walked the plains, the seas, and the clouds. I have spoken languages unspoken; tongues lost to time. I have sung to the earth, held the moon in my arms, and walked the roads that your heroes hesitate to even mention. I have outwitted Demons. I have danced with the Fae. My songs have been heard by lords of wind and ash, and my steps have echoed in the bellies of gargantuan beasts the likes of which you have never seen.

These are what real myths are. And me?

I'm no legend.

I'm just the bard stupid enough to poke the real ones with a stick.


Discord link here.

Art by Steve Goad, taken from Google. You can find more of his art here!

[Disclaimer: Book 1 of this story will likely be published in KU by around the start of 2022, so please keep that in mind. Book 2 and onwards will continue here until they are published as well.]

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The Huntsman's Quest (A Street-level Magic Hero.)

The Huntsman's Quest (...)
by Arthicern
ONGOING
342 pages

Jon Whitaker knew summer camp was supposed to be relaxing.

It wasn't supposed to involve fighting monsters with a reformed serial killer.

It wasn't supposed to involve learning magic from a witch for the sake of his own survival.

It wasn't supposed to involve making a deal with the devil to save a bunch of kids.

Too bad it did all of that and more.

Now he has to live with himself after everything he's done.

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Please Note: This is a read-only version of a forum quest I run following a heroic young man just trying to do his best in my Deviant's Masquerade setting.

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Virtuous Sons: A Greco Roman Xianxia

Virtuous Sons: A Greco (...)
by Ya Boy
ONGOING
225 pages

The saying goes that when a man is born the Fates weave his destiny and swaddle him in it. Then one day the man dies, and the swaddle becomes a shroud. Heaven moves on.

It is audacity to question the Fates. Olympus is Olympus. The land of men is the land of men. To transgress that, to cross the line of divinity and scale Olympus Mons? To defy the Fates and cast off their threads?

That is hubris. It’s a mark that every philosopher bears plainly on their soul.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Monstrous (First Draft)

Monstrous (First Draft)
by greatATTACKshark
HIATUS
137 pages

An old monster awakens in a new world, and he is very hungry.

I just wanted to say this is pretty much my first continuous story and I'm still experimenting and figuring things out.

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