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Divine Thorns [An Ancient LitRPG]

Divine Thorns [An Ancient (...)
by sontagisme
HIATUS
151 pages

To the gods, humanity is but a pawn in an endless war.

Eliphaz knows this, yet accepts the blessing of a vengeful god obsessed with challenging the Highest, the One being that lords over all others. Powerful abilities beyond any mortal lies within his reach, but at what cost?

For war is brewing, a clash between ancient forces that threatens to tear reality asunder. Eliphaz has a role to play in this conflict; he is the divine instrument by which the lesser gods will be destroyed—that is, if he does not fight against his own fate.


Divine Thorns is the first arc of The Book of Eliphaz, a litrpg that takes place in the ancient Near East and is inspired by the Book of Genesis and other ancient stories. 

Image: Gustave Doré – The Celestial Rose (from The Divine Comedy), 1867

Updates every Thursday (and maybe sometimes on other days???)

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge] April 2021 FAILED

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Shadow of Ichormai

Shadow of Ichormai
by sontagisme
HIATUS
32 pages

Yatze Congyi is a young officer-in-training, sent to study in the capital on account of his Regret affinity: the ability to catch glimpses of the future. Armed only with his wit and remarkable prescience, he intends to make a name for himself among the Union’s most powerful practitioners. 

Yet, other plans are also afoot within Ichormai’s walls. Not to mention the Crowned Prime’s new retainer, a Death practitioner with a mysterious past...


This is an official sidestory to The Menocht Loop, which I am writing in collaboration with caerulex. It runs in parallel with some small intersections with the main story, but overall will be focusing on different characters and exploring the world in greater depth. So even if The Menocht Loop wasn't your cup of tea you might enjoy this, and reading caerulex's story isn't required before reading.

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RE: Monarch

RE: Monarch
by Eligos
ONGOING
1k 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. 

Updates Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Cover commissioned from the fantabulous SatoriLotus on Deviant Art

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