ZachSkye

ZachSkye

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Restaurant Core

Restaurant Core
by ZachSkye
ONGOING
92 pages

A dungeon core that wants to feed others instead of itself. Can this dungeon overcome its challenging start in a goblin cave? Will it achieve its dream of being the ultimate restaurant or will it be forced to concede to its own nature as a dungeon core?

Follow Regis the dungeon and his loyal hobgoblin servant Strum in this dungeon's quest to become the one and only Restaurant Core. 


So, this is a secondary fiction I've begun posting. Mostly to give me a more humorous character-centric narrative to explore. I also wanted to poke fun at the typical dungeon core story by turning it on its head. Who knows, maybe you'll learn a recipe or two from it. I will do my best to post updates to this story at least once a week, sometimes more. Hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to Asviloka for so much help in the art direction of the cover.  Much love to her. And some thanks to carebear90 for their invaluable input during the process.

Asviloka's profile: https://www.royalroad.com/profile/108594 

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RE: Monarch

RE: Monarch
by Eligos
ONGOING
654 pages

Cairn is a prince who is already tired of ruling. Faced with an imminent coronation and an overbearing father, he wants nothing more than to drown his responsibilities in cheap liquor and poor decisions. With the help of his sister, he hatches a plan to escape the clutches of the throne once and for all. It all goes terribly wrong, and Cairn finds his priorities shifting in the face of unimaginable tragedy. The change of heart comes too late, however, and Cairn dies. He reawakens to find himself transported ten years in the past. He immediately begins to plan for the future, only to discover his killer has somehow followed him. To succeed, Cairn must unite the kingdom and discover the motivation of his killer, using as many tries as it takes. 

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I exhausted pretty much every time loop story ever written and decided to write my own. You'll see a few similarities here between this story and some existing stories, at least initially. There's a lot of inspiration drawn from both MoL and Re:Zero, though in terms of pathos and darkness, this story leans more towards the latter. Be warned, it is something of a slow burn. The main character will grow and become powerful, but a theme of this story is that power comes slowly and often at great cost. 

Cover commissioned from the amazing Viki-Vaki on Deviant Art

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Chasing Paradise

Chasing Paradise
by ZachSkye
HIATUS
208 pages

Chasing Paradise is a litrpg that follows a man hired to test a new revolutionary virtual world. James is not only one of the lucky few allowed into the beta but also recruited to be part of an experimental trial. This trial seeks to test new equipment intended for lengthening immersion time in the virtual world. With little care for the wreckage of a life he left behind, James throws himself into his new position. Maybe this new world and job will be just what he needs to grow.

Natalus promises to deliver a way forward for him, even if it's in a world that isn't real. 


Updates every 2 days between 11am - 2pm CST. 

Hope you all give the story a chance and enjoy yourselves!

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Mother of Learning

Mother of Learning
by nobody103
COMPLETED
2.9k pages

Zorian is a teenage mage of humble birth and slightly above-average skill, attending his third year of education at Cyoria's magical academy. He is a driven and irritable young man, consumed by a desire to ensure his own future and free himself of the influence of his family, whom he resents for favoring his brothers over him. Consequently, he has no time for pointless distractions or paying attention to other people's problems. As it happens, time is something he is about to get plenty of. On the eve of the Cyoria's annual summer festival, he is killed and brought back to the beginning of the month, just before he was about to take a train to Cyoria. Suddenly trapped in a time loop with no clear end or exit, Zorian will have to look both within and without to unravel the mystery before him. And he does have to unravel it, for the time loop hadn't been made for his sake and dangers lurk everywhere... Repetition is the mother of learning, but Zorian will have to first make sure he survives to try again - in a world of magic, even a time traveler isn't safe from those who wish him ill.

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If anyone is interested, I have a story-related worldbuilding site that can be found here. I don't update it as often as I should, but there is a fair amount of content there already. It also contains a page with all the fanart, fan translations, audio books and the like - you can reach it directly by clicking this link.

I have a patreon account for those kind people that want to give me money. It also contains info for those who want to donate via paypal.

The story was originally posted on fictionpress, back in 2011. When I reached chapter 91, I started uploading the story to RoyalRoad, one chapter per day. The story will continue to be updated on fictionpress as well as here, and can be reached by clicking on this link if somebody is interested, though at this point there is nothing there that isn't also on RoyalRoad.

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The cover you see on the side has been made by a fellow RoyalRoad user Sydorow. Thank you for your time and art skills.

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