Arcflame, the strongest tree-growing dragon

Arcflame, the strongest (...)
by hundred hundred
41 pages

800 years ago, Arcflame terrorized the world. Monsters lived in fear, as they were forced to grow trees. One morning, he was practicing a spell and got lost in a time hole.

800 years later he returned to find humans ruling the world. Some monsters were battling humans while others were worshipped as gods.

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The Devil in Me

The Devil in Me
by Noxuus
80 pages

In a world where every human is blessed with an ability bestowed to them by God once they are 8-years old through a ceremony called 'The Blessing', Humans have been able to achieve feats that were never before thought to be possible.

Leon is a boy who grew up his whole life in an orphanage, dreaming of one day leaving the backwater town he has been confined to his whole life and explore the wonders of the world, and he believed the abilities would grant him the freedom he needs to achieve his dream.

However, on the day of his blessing, not everything goes to plan.


CONTENT WARNING - This story explores some dark themes in a bit more depth than may be comfortable for some, so consider yourself warned reader.

This is my first story here on royal-road so any and all feedback is very much appreciated! I hope you enjoy reading TDIM and I look forward to seeing your comments and feedback in the future!

Disclaimer - Credit for cover art goes to KalmaJH.

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A Splash of Death

A Splash of Death
by SavageMercy
25 pages

Sometimes, Mondays are rough.

Most days, dying is worse.

Conclusion: Dying on a Monday is probably not that great.

Vankaiser, hitherto known by a regular human name, fights to become King of the Seas so that he doesn't have to worry about dying... again. But what is this glitchy status screen about?

Story based in the same universe as my other story, Gamer's Guide to Waking up as a Dinosaur.

Fair warning: Unlike my other stories, this one uses the occasional explicit lexeme.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Heroine? Yeah, no.

Heroine? Yeah, no.
by Lord Joyde
186 pages

ISEKAI TITLE - It seems I've been reincarnated as a heroine in another world. Yeah, how about no?

IMPORTANT NOTES - While the story is not allergic to wholesome moments, I would like you to understand that this is the story of a villain, not an anti-hero protagonist. Depression, psychopathy, dark themes, uncensored violence, horriffic suggestive themes; these are all a mainstay of the series. I would strongly advise anyone who wants to experience "Dr. Feelgood" to go look elsewhere.

Summary - Kamiyama Nori is many things; a bully, a delinquent, gamer and fanatic of all things martial. What she is not however, is anyone's 'hero', and she will do everything she can to rid herself of that title, even if it means the deaths of many, many other people. Her jaded, manipulative and opportunistic nature, combined with a 'noble', divine birthright is bound to quake the hearts of any whom would dare to stand in her way, good and evil alike.

Cover - not mine. Lappland fanart is good civilization, as well as a good referrence for the main character's physical appearance.

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Gemstone Goblins

Gemstone Goblins
by HyperAlphaKing
156 pages

Upon his death, instead of eternal repose, Gild Domov was summoned by a god. A  goblin god, with a desperate request to save his race of extremely weak, but intelligent Amber Skin Goblins. Gild must overcome his flaws, and use his natural skills to not only survive in this magical world but to prosper.

Release schedule: 2-3 times a week.

Currently, I am a full-time student in university, so I might have a difficult time in the future releasing more chapters. I am a long time reader on this site, and I finally wanted to write something, so please take this story for what it is, a first draft. My main goal with Gemstone Goblins is to practice my writing skills, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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The Path of Ascension

The Path of Ascension
by C_Mantis
492 pages

The story follows Matt, a young man planning to delve the rifts responsible for the monsters that destroyed his city and killed his parents. His dreams are crushed when his Tier 1 Talent is rated as detrimental, and no guild or group will take him.

Working at a nearby inn, he meets a mysterious and powerful couple. They give him a chance to join The Path of Ascension, an empire wide race to ascend the Tiers and become living legends.

With their recommendation and a stolen skill, Matt begins his journey to the peak of power.


Chapters will now be MONDAY and FRIDAY AT 4:00pm EST.

This is a mix between LitRPG and Xianxia. It's like a car that looks like a LitRPG with dungeons and skills, but the interior and engine are all Xianxia. 

So no blue boxes and clicking +’s to get stronger.


What you won't see in this novel:

Bland protagonists.

Bland love interests that immediately fall in love with the MC.

Murder hobos who kill entire families and clans for looking the wrong way at somebody.

Pacifist MC’s who wouldn't kill a single person to save millions.

Cartoonish villains who are bad just to be bad.


What to expect:

A MC who acts rationally.

World building that has more depth than ‘strong people 'stronk'. There will be no rules only benefiting the strong and no rule changes as they see fit. 

An empire that actually cares for its citizens.

People who act and talk like real people.

A magic system and progression system that are logically and internally consistent.

Realistic fight scenes.

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The Great Core's Paradox

The Great Core's Paradox
by Zendran
211 pages

Name: Paradox

Species: Snake, ?

Description: A tiny snake with great potential.

That was who I was. That was what I was. A tiny snake with great potential. The sole creation of the Great Core.

It was just us, the Great Core and I, tucked away in our little corner of the World Dungeon. Together, we hid from the bad-things and the Coreless of the world outside - safe from the horrors that would consume us.

Until, one day, the Coreless found us. Until they tried to steal away my creator. Until, with no other option, I swallowed the Great Core that had made me.

Only after that did I become what I was always meant to be.

At last, I became the Great Core's Paradox in more than name.

[The Endless Cycle] began.

Thus begins the story of a little snake zealot and his journey to greatness.

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The Alien's Retaliation

The Alien's Retaliation
by book_234
263 pages

The novel takes place in an alternate universe that is brimming with life. There are a lot of planets were life has greatly developed, as many civilizations were born.

Fearsome aliens and strange creatures inhabit the space, and at the same time wars and conflicts are not such a rare sight.

On a remote planet, ignorant of everything, Xeno is living a hard and monotonous life, waiting for time to make its course. However once again the mysteries of the universe will present before his eyes, changing his life completely.

Follow Xeno on a long journey through the vast space, as he will seek the strength and knowledge necessary to uncover the secrets of his new gained origins.

The narration has been changed to third person from chapter 24. However there will still be POV changes every so often.

This is an original work and at the same time my first novel, as such constructive criticism is welcomed. English is not my first language too, feel free to point out any mistakes you may find.

WARNING: The novel will have elements of gore, violence and some pretty strong scenes.

Note: I have posted this novel on WebNovel too.


Average words per chapter --> 1400

Chapter release on thursday, saturday and sunday.

 I don't own the cover of the novel, if the author wants me to change it he just needs to tell me to.

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Code Reader Kagami (LitRPG)

Code Reader Kagami (LitRPG)
by Yuumei
85 pages

Sometimes things happen in this world that we are not in control of. Sometimes we are to a certain degree, and sometimes we are completely in control. However, this is a tale that constantly questions those boundaries. The story follows Kagami, a young programmer, as he winds up in a world almost alien to him. If it were up to him, he would have never visited this world and would rather stay raising his young daughter. 

Was it through his own actions that he had wound up here? Was it due to several combinations of factors? Or was it something he completely chose. These are questions that constantly haunt Kagami’s mind as he wanders this world and ponders his actions. Unfortunately, the glaring truth of it all refuses to ever look him in the eyes. 

Each night as he looks up at the night sky, he wonders if the end of this would turn out like the game he made. A tale of Guts and Glory… or would it turn out like he fears, a tale of blood and tears. 

Regardless of how it turns out, he will one day unveil the truth enshrouding it all. And perhaps in doing so, unveil the fate of his old world, enshrouded by mystery.


While this is a typical Isekai started by the infamous truck-kun, the story is most definitely not what is to be taken at face value. I love making tragic twists into these types of stories. For Code Reader Kagami, you'll begin to see a descent into psychological madness. As your hero changes entirely from the moral man he initially was. If you're not a fan of dark aspect stories, this one is not for you. 

Thank you~

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Vigor Mortis

Vigor Mortis
by Thundamoo
464 pages

In a world of sky islands orbiting around a core of mist, humanity is besieged with countless threats.  When a young girl from the slums unwittingly becomes one of those threats, she finds herself capable of horrific things that she can’t help but learn to love...  

Vigor Mortis is a lighthearted story about existential terror.  Come for the horror, stay for the hope.  

Enjoy the read!

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Planet-Eater Reincarnation (in Star Wars)

Planet-Eater Reincarnation (...)
by Palt
155 pages

He wakes up without being able to see, taste or hear. Or even smell! But, after developing an eye for himself, he's able to recognize two facts: one, he is no longer human, and two, he's not on Earth anymore. He's in the middle of an asteroid field, stuck on a moderately large one with nothing around him but endless space. Heck, he's not even in the solar system! 

And now it's up to him to grow larger and stronger in order to avoid being eaten. Going by the leviathan-sized creatures swimming about the asteroid field, he has a long way to go before he can so much as try to live calmly.


Don't let the fanfiction tag scare you off. This only barely takes place in that universe since I like the basics of the lore and nothing more. It will barely feature a single prominent character, and the focus will mostly just be on the main character trying to grow himself out of danger, in the meantime denying the very idea that he could possibly be lonely. 

The first few dozen chapters will entirely focus on him growing from almost a gnat all the way to a real asteroid-eater. After that, an actual story will appear. 

Got the idea when I was reading the 2017 Darth Vader comic and my mind suddenly flashed back to that scene in the original trilogy when they're in some asteroid field and almost get eaten by a big monster. I loved that scene, and my inhibitions will no longer chain me. Enjoy, but don't take this too seriously.

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Web of Secrets [Modern Cultivation]

Web of Secrets [Modern (...)
by David Musk
195 pages

Mana Artists rule the world, and the path to power is a well-kept secret, restricted to state-approved programs and universities.

Akari Zeller will never be a Mana Artist. Not if society has its way. She's a Bronze with no money, no family, and no connections. But technology is advancing too. And to a skilled hacker like Akari, no secret is safe forever. The dark web holds the keys to true power, advancement, and her only chance of survival.

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