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Infernal Academia

Infernal Academia
by BewareTheChain
ONGOING
173 pages

Wrath.  Greed.  Sloth.  Hubris.  Envy.  Gluttony.  And Lust.  
Hell's an interesting place, filled with interesting people.
    
    Demons need an education like any other, and the Brimstone Institute of Demonics is the perfect place to pursue their academic dreams.  An ancient hub of learning where each of the seven races work together in relative harmony to further their studies and master their magics.  Oni or Glutton, Fallen or Imp, Golem, Nymph or Succubus, all are welcome to enroll.

So what about an Incubus?

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This Used to be About Dungeons

This Used to be About (...)
by Alexander Wales
ONGOING
378 pages

This Used to be About Dungeons is a comfy slice-of-life adventuring story that occasionally features dungeons. Updates Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Mostly it's about walking in the woods with a friend, looking for mushrooms to put in your soup, or haggling with the guy selling squash, or taking care of a neglected garden. It's putting some jam on shortbread biscuits. And yes, sometimes you go down into the dungeons with your friends, and you kill monsters there, or disarm traps, but when you come out, you realize you've found the perfect magic item to give to one of the local kids that helped you out when your cat was sick. Look, the dungeons are always going to be there, and sometimes you need to make a journey to one of the Spirit Gates, or make a pilgrimage with the local Cleric of Symmetry to a holy shrine. Your tour through the local dungeons can wait. You'll have rivalries with other groups, and find some dungeon eggs that need to be carefully incubated in case they turn out to be something valuable, and help a friend to build a fishing weir. There's a big world out there, a mostly tame place with lots of magic, and even more to do and see. Join me, won't you?

The cover image is Morning Sunlight Effect, Eragny, by Camille Pissarro.

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Drinker of the Yew: A Necromancer's Tale

Drinker of the Yew: A (...)
by JMWebb
ONGOING
199 pages

Updates Once a Week

Wracked with misfortune, a nameless village along the edge of the Gray Spine rejoiced at the arrival of a paladin. Those celebrations, though, turned to wary tension as the paladin brought an unknown into their midst - his wife Nayinis, who wears the markings of a necromancer. Who is this woman? Why has she come to their village? Nayinis divulges her shadowed past, for she needs the village's trust to defeat the powerful foe that she has been summoned by the divine to face.



What to expect
: This is a slow-paced, dark, epic-fantasy book written mostly in an archaic first-person style, remniscent of fariy-tale at times. I am expecting the final product to be close to 600-700 pages. The first few chapters introduce a somewhat-steep learning curve of names and mythology of the world that plateaus at aroud chapter 5. 

The Cover is by youthartwork on Fiverr

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Anarcho: A Cyberpunk Fantasy

Anarcho: A Cyberpunk (...)
by LambentTyto
HIATUS
325 pages

Below you can find blurbs for each arc in Anaracho.

Fracture Rating (Anarcho, #1)

Theeeey’ve done it again! Max and Staxx have just hit the Tower Plaaaza just minutes ago, breaking CEO Tanaka Koji’s safe and baling with what’s estimated to be at least two point three biiiiillion in cash—not to mention the prrrriceless personal relics worth at least a second veritable fortune on the blaaack maarkeeet!

Hooowwww do we know it was theeem? They left us clues! “Take it to the max” and “Staxx of cash” left behind, written atop a priceless Remvira painting in lipstiiiick from Koji’s bathroooom no doubt!

“I don’t know…” Tanaka says as he scratches his head in evident disbelief while he nurses a broken lip. “One moment I was looking over the quarterly reports and then next thing I know I’m—I’m face down—eating tile and forced by two men at knife and gunpoint to open my safe!

It’s quiiiite a shocker for us over here, too! In case you don’t know, Tanaka Koji is the billionair heir and infamous playboy of the Tanaka Dynastyyy. They say his family’s worth at least four-hundred biiiillioooon and theyyy donnn’t skimp on SEEEECUUURITYYY!

Soooo….. what does daad think about allll this?

“I want them stopped!” Tanaka senior comments as he shakes a fist. “I am putting up a five-hundred million dollar reward for anyone who supplies information leading to the capture or death of those two thugs!”

Weeell, there you have it, folks! Straight from the uuunicorn’s mouth! Again! that’s a whopping five-hundred million dollar reward for any tips that lead to the capture or death of those pesky thieves, Maaax and Staaaaxx!

Any tips of information can be sent via public or in-home holo net devices by going to the page displayed—and don’t forget to—

Staxx shut off the holo screen. “May called. She wants us to do another job. Tonight.”

“You know we can’t. We got another one of our high and mighty overlords to visit at his luxury penthouse.”

“That’s what I told her, too.”

“Then stop yapping and let’s kick some ass!”

“You know, Max, for such a small guy, you’re really intense. Don’t you wanna have some fun?”

“Oh… we’re gonna have some fun, Staxx. We’re gonna have some fun...

* * *

Hussy (Anarcho, #2)

Max and Staxx board the ultrafine space cruiser Chylaxium in an effort to kidnap Kelly Hess, the daughter of the rich—but not a douche—Hess, who wants his daughter returned to him after she ran off with Laiwyn Scorr, a known smuggler and murderer whose evidently using her for her magical abilities to get to her father. Unfortunately it remains to be seen whether the little hussy will come easily.

“Max, are you sure about this one?”

“You know it’s a favor to May, after what she had to pull to get us outta that Yates thing.”

“I know, but… just because you like her doesn’t mean we have to say ‘yes.’”

“Come on, Staxx, it’ll be fun.”

“Do we get to shoot stuff?”

“Definitely!”

“What happened to us robbing banks on the six o’clock news?”

“Don’t worry—we’ll get to that after we do this thing real quick.”

“All right, I’m down.”

“Sweet.”

*

The Landfill Lich (Anarcho, #3)

With independent, though highly discredited, news sources siting a dangerous creature killing people on the edges of Life City, Max and Staxx—in their boredom, decide to take up the investigation. They quickly discover that they may be in way over their heads, and that the source of this “terrible monster” or whatever, is in fact due to the carelessness of a mega corp—of course—and headed by—you guessed it—the mages.

“Man, I’m so bored! Sure this thing’s even real?”

“The bodies are real.”

“If the overlords are responsible for whatever’s goin’ on, then somebody’s getting tossed out another window.”

“That’s what you always say.”

“’Cause it’s the truth, Staxx”

“Well let’s check it out and see what we find.”

“Takin’ guns.”

“Hells yes, Max.”

 *

Rescue Operation (Anarcho, #4)

After taking out a Strogaus science mage and the monster he had created, Max and Staxx attempt to contact May—their ally and handler. But for the first time ever, a different person answers their call, indicating an irregularity that bodes ill for not only May, but for them all.

“Damn! I wanted to meet May, but…”

“Not like this?”

“Do you think she’s still alive?”

“One way to find out, Max.”

“Listen, if this has something to do with Strogaus and that science mage we fed to his own monster, we’re puttin’ these guys in the ground, Staxx.”

“Then let’s lock and load.”

*

Dreams of Forever (Anarcho #5)

Max, Staxx and May—three Anarchos—set out to find Lexa a body so that she too can fully become part of the team. But what begins as an innocent shopping trip, soon turns into a storm of bullets after the team realizes what Invera-Tech is really up to.

“No way can we let this stand, guys.”

“Not like we can’t end the overlord’s dreams of forever with a few bullets.”

“Then let’s drop some hot lead on these wannabe gods.”

“Hells yes!”

“But what about my body?”

“Don’t you worry your pretty little head about that, Lexa.”

“Oh—okay!”

“Now let’s tear shit up!”

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Demesne

Demesne
by Shadow Crystal Mage
ONGOING
823 pages

A (NOT LitRPG) Dungeon story

Out on the frontier of a new continent, the wizard Lori and her group of settlers try to build a community for themselves in a land actively hostile to intelligent life. With their wits, their will, and their newly built Dungeon to protect them against the Iridescence, they should be fine. If they can survive the lack of infrastructure. And the supply shortages. And other settlements poaching their people. And idiots who don't get exactly wht having to settle somewhere entails. And dragons... A slice-of-life fantasy story.

Updates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Support me on Patreon and be 6 chapters ahead, plus exclusive content. Don't forget to leave a review!

Cover by JackOfheart 

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The Dungeon Challenge

The Dungeon Challenge
by Elecham
HIATUS
868 pages

The Dungeon Challenge beckons.

Katha was taken, offered to the Challenge in exchange for mercy for the villagers of Reach. And now it’s up to siblings Malco and Reva, her only friends, to get her back. They’ll need the power of Archetypes. They’ll need levels. And for that, they’ll need to risk their lives.

In their way stands a perilous journey, deadly traps, and terrible monsters. Omnipotent Godtouched plot in the shadows, and older conspiracies come to light to threaten the land itself.

Larger than life, older than time, the Challenge itself lies in wait. It plays for keeps. You don’t get another try.


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The Dungeon Challenge is my first stab at gamelit. A chapter a day for about a month and then Mon-Wed-Fri. 

Art by the wonderful Cáti Daehnhardt @catidaehnhardt

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Wander West, in Shadow

Wander West, in Shadow (...)
by CloverCloverClover
COMPLETED
1.5k pages

BOOK 1 COMPLETED

A young wizard journeys west, through dark forests and dangerous lands, searching for something. Accompanied by a wild witch who has secrets of her own, they come across terrible creatures, hauntings, cursed villages, and memories from their past. Who else will they meet along their journey, and to find what he is looking for, how far will the wizard have to wander west?

NOTE: The above synopsis is intentionally written to be as spoiler-free as possible. If you would like a more in-detail synopsis, one that contains minor spoilers, please check out the "Synopsis" chapter at the beginning of this fiction. 

If you read and enjoy, please leave a rating or review!

FORMERLY TITLED: THE GLIMMERLING

This story was formerly titled "The Glimmerling", because the first part was a short story of that title; it has since been expanded upon, thus the title change.

Chapters 1-8 (30k words) are the first 'arc', if you want to get a feel for the story. 

To give some context on the setting:

Magic is a bit weaker in this story than you might be used to, and we start off following some relatively new magic users. For some perspective, being able to light a campfire with magic is considered relatively advanced for someone who is the age of the main character. Magic can become very powerful - and there are some examples of powerful wizards within this story - but it's not where the main characters are yet. Part of the story is about following them as they learn more about magic. Enemies are also very dangerous, and running, hiding, or trying to talk their way out of a dangerous situation is often a better choice than fighting for the characters.

While I have added tags for traumatizing content, sexuality, violence, swearing, etc. I try to avoid super-explicit descriptions of these things. But they are part of the story. 

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Beast

Beast
by wercwercwerc
HIATUS
381 pages

A threat to the galaxy has come from another, and the Union of intelligent life will go to any length to stop it. Military Quarantine has held for hundreds of thousands of cycles. Traders, merchants, colonists, and Pirates live risky lives along the fringes as the politics from the inner systems fail to see the larger threats beyond their borders. A lone human finds himself far from home with no memories to how he arrived. A failing Trade vessel plays on a desperate gamble, while a malicious parasite searches for a suitable host.

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Author's note:

Beast is a story that I wrote a long, long time ago. Some of you might have read it then, back when it was posted on reddit over at r/HFY. It was my first webfiction and made in the spirit of that subreddit's "genre" of humanity being awesome. But, it is also a story that has haunted me. Just like most new writers tend to do, I made mistakes and errors that feel painful to reread. A Space Opera will be a Space Opera, but I had prose that makes present-me cringe. Yet, at the same time, the story is still very much a tale I've never given up on. It was my first adventure into fiction: Beast was a crazy adventure with bodysnatching aliens, galactic war, threats from across the universe...

Posting this story here is a way to try and redeem myself a bit. I won't call it a complete rewrite, because it's not, but I have wanted to go through and correct some of the major issues Beast has for a long time and put it somewhere more accessible to read (instead of as posts/comments on reddit) and I figure that now is as good a time as any. Additional corrections you might notice are welcome.

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Epilogue

Epilogue
by Etzoli
COMPLETED
352 pages

In the war-torn land of Cyraveil, four heroes strove to overthrow an empire. By cold steel and elemental sorcery, they brought peace to a warring land on the brink of destruction. As the flames died, the realm needed strong leadership, and who better than the champions who had saved the kingdom? But when the people sought out their saviors... they vanished.

Matt, Blake, Jen, and Carl: the four mysterious companions, who together had deposed an insane ruler and saved countless lives, were gone—spirited back in a whirlwind of magic to a sleepy suburb in Mellbridge, Oregon, never to return. The friends found themselves home in the real world, exactly as they'd been the night they were taken, as if no time had passed... except only three came back.

  

 


 

Hi there! This was my entry for National Novel Writing Month, because why only write one series at a time? The more the merrier! (meanwhile, my keyboard bursts into flames...)

I'm also the writer of The Last Science, an ongoing low-fantasy/speculative sci-fi series. If you're familiar with that, you know what to expect here: lots of character-focused drama and dialogue, not a whole lot of traditional action. However, I'm writing a bit differently than usual here, and in a very different structure, so there should be some surprises for returning readers. I hope you enjoy it!

 [Discord] — for those of you who want to hang out and chat.

 

Cover art (fullsize): Path of Revelation, by taenaron (Tobias Roetsch), modified by Etzoli. Normally I like to do my own cover art from scratch, but I was in a rush for the contest. Might be replaced down the line if I get time.

[winner of the NaNoWriMo Royal Road 2018 challenge—Most Favorites]

This story has not been posted or published anywhere else besides RoyalRoad.com, at this URL: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/21374/epilogue

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The Snake Report

The Snake Report
by wercwercwerc
ONGOING
1.5k pages

All Hail the Tiny Snake God!

When life ends, many believe a soul is judged. Warriors might go to Valhalla, saints might go to heaven, and evil-doers go to hell... but what about someone who doesn't fall into any of those categories?

Well, some of them end up like... this.

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From the online web-serial, comes a story of reincarnation, comedy, and the winding path towards existential redemption.

The Snake Report: All Hail the Tiny Snake God.

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(The First book is now available on Amazon!)

(Cover art is by labirynt - check out her work here)

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The Good Student

The Good Student
by mooderino
HIATUS
1.6k pages

Chapters will post every Sunday.

Join my Discord for updates and excuses.


Nic Tutt is a good student. He excels at all subjects. But his education serves only one purpose—to gain entry into the Ransom School. 

Ransom is the most prestigious school in the country. Its alumni are destined to become the future leaders of Ranvar. Politicians, statesmen and, in some exceptional cases, mages. Only the brightest and the best get into Ransom.

But Nic doesn't care about any of that. He isn't determined to get into Ransom to further his prospects or better his career opportunities. He has another reason to want to enter Ranvar's most famous school.


 

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How To Tame Your Princess

How To Tame Your Princess
by DocteurNS
HIATUS
1.6k pages

My name is Nicolas

Nicolas "Nick" Siegel.

People say I’m weird.

I don’t know why, and the voice in my head won’t tell me.

Oh well, never mind…

You want a cookie? I baked them myself. With love~?

...You're ridiculous.

Oh, shush.


Author's note:

This is a story about an atypical player in a typical VR fantasy game, (re)written by an author—that's me—who still sucks at delivering synopsises.

Follow the adventures of Nicolas "Nick" Siegel, alias Elric Walker, alias the Wandering Knight, alias the Reckless Imbecile, alias...Victoria—Wait, what? Okay...err...Follow Nick Siegel, a young...man(?) afflicted with mild sociopathy and a worsening case of split personality, as he tries to make sense of the world around him and travels the virtual reality of Untold Tales, battling against undead butterflies, strange curses, and himself, and maybe find love. 

I swear this is a romance!

(Previously: “Tales of the Blood Princess”)


[Sexual Content] is present only in specific side-story chapters which are entirely skippable if you do not wish to read them.


Real reader's comment:

"World War Chicken has been fought. The area is destroyed, blood has been spilled, and the wrecks of the machines of war lay scattered. Mothers have cried, children have been traumatized, and only holy fire can burn away the foul creations spawned in its wake. 

Oh, and a grown man made a complete fool of himself."

 – by Dosahder, at chapter B0-C07.1


Picked review:

"Saying it starts slow is kind of inaccurate. It's more like a long rope attached to a speeding car. Eventually the slack in the line runs out and you're hooked."

 – by ErgoPhobia, on the 13th Dec. 2017

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