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Jackal Among Snakes

Jackal Among Snakes
by Nemorosus
ONGOING
950 pages

The royal bastard of House Vasquer, Argrave, has changed after his stay studying magic at the Tower of the Gray Owl. The sickly man's awkward posture and cruel behavior have been replaced with a neat dignity and acerbic wit. His listless life has found a path of undeniable purpose. Most come away thinking he seems to know too many details about too much. Few can claim to know his motives or his goals. 

Behind the scenes, though, the primary contributor for an open-world RPG's wiki battles existential dread and things far beyond his ken as he struggles to adapt to a grim, gothic fantasy world that he had the misfortune to claim as his favorite game. This is his tale.

#####What to expect from this story#####

This piece is a high-fantasy style story, featuring many of the species and surroundings one might expect to find in such a world. The cultures are original and well-developed, with the primary setting being a European-style feudal society. Warfare, fell beasts, and natural disasters are commonplace in Berendar, and take the center of many plots. The protagonist is a smooth-talker, but the world does not exist for him; he must struggle to gain power. 

Releases 4x a week: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Cover by Mitchell Kirby: mdkultra.com

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Hermione Granger and The Boy-Who-Lived (OC!SI)

Hermione Granger and (...)
by Jackpot-kun
HIATUS
303 pages

To Hermione Granger, the boy she met on the Hogwarts Express was Harry Potter, a nice, if odd, boy who's very likely going to get her killed, or worse expelled.

To Harry Potter, the girl he met on the Hogwarts Express was Hermione Granger, a nice, overly rule-abiding girl who he'd considered to be one of the few (somewhat) reasonable people in an overrated book series he read.

A book series that, against his will, has now become his life.


I know right? I mean, who still writes Harry Potter fics, everybody knows the world has moved on to Worm and ASoIaF.

But you know what? It's NaNoWriMo, so screw it, I'm gonna do this.

Enjoy.

Or don't. You know, since I can't exactly make you.

Or can't I? After all, if the story turns out to be interesting then isn't that me making you like it?

Huh. Food for thought.

PS: this is a Harry Potter fanfic.

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Memoirs of Your Local Small-time Villainess

Memoirs of Your Local (...)
by Flameruner
ONGOING
582 pages

An editor at the prime of her life—and with maybe just a little too much free time—finds herself waking up in one of her favorite RPGs with no clue as to what's going on or how to get back home.

This might be the part where others rejoice over getting whisked away to a world of wizards and magic, but she certainly doesn't think it's anything to celebrate about.

After all, she woke up in the body of a small-time villain with some severe personality issues.

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Fated To Fall: A Transmigrator LitRPG Tale

Fated To Fall: A Transmigrator (...)
by Mystique
ONGOING
1.2k pages

She had welcomed Death with open arms, and was more than happy to spend her afterlife floating in the void. Until a Goddess decides she has better plans for her and offers her a choice any fantasy loving geek would die for. However after accepting the offer she learned the hard way that one should always read the fine print, especially when dealing with a God. 

Now her new life has begun, only she's been dropped into the world of her favorite game. Except, instead of becoming a side character or even one of the heroes of the game she's inhabiting the body of the game's final boss, 8 years before she became the villainess. Now she has to navigate a hostile home where her own father sees her as nothing more than a pawn on a chessboard, and her stepmother wants her dead to free up succession for her son. She has to try to navigate the confusing relationship between herself and her stepbrother, who could be her greatest ally or her most dangerous foe. The original Liliana Rosengarde fell from grace and burned the queendom on her quest for revenge. Can she prevent that fate from happening and save the queendom, and her own life? 

And maybe, she's not the only one who needs to be saved. 

She'll need to gather allies, both human and beast, if she has any hope of subverting the destiny that was already written for her. 


Tags that fit this story that aren't options:

Slow Burn, if you don't like slow stories that build to action very slowly this isn't the novel for you. If you like slow development, copious introspection and a story focused on a single character you will probably enjoy this!

Crunchy LitRPG, numbers, math, boxes galore adorn these pages.

Non-Villainous Lead

This story has been posted to Royal Road and Scribblehub. Anywhere else I have not authorised the posting of!

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Blood Demon's Retirement

Blood Demon's Retirement (...)
by Avitue
ONGOING
1.2k pages

Civil War had raged on the Al-Shan Archipelago for the past four decades, only recently coming to an end with the enthronement of the new Emperor.

This is not his story.

The Blood Demon, renowned general of said civil war, was tired of all the fighting and politicking that had described the last four decades of her existence. All she really wanted to do now is to go out into the world and see the many lands from her father's stories.

Thus she retired, and went and did exactly what she wanted.

This is the story of what happens when you toss a (retired) war machine with somewhat lacking common sense into an unsuspecting world at peace.

Chapters will range from 1-2.5k words, scheduled for release every day from Monday to Friday.


First time posting a story on Royal Road here, hoping you folks will enjoy.

Expect:

-slow going slice of life with occassional faster paced action

-world building

-detailed anecdotes on the world, its races, the magic system, and whatnot every now and then

Do not expect:

-romance, other than maybe some passing mentions

-politics, again, barring passing mentions

Any comments, reviews, and criticism will be much appreciated.

And thank you for reading.

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This story is my original work and only posted on the Royal Road and Scribblehub websites. If you should find this story elsewhere or under another name, please let me know.

Also please don't be too hard on me when I make occasional grammatical mistakes, English is my third language after all. XD

Edit suggestions are very welcome though.

READ UP TO 55 CHAPTERS AHEAD ON MY PATREON AT https://www.patreon.com/Avitue

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Viridescent Core

Viridescent Core
by BlurryDreams
HIATUS
216 pages

Some mortals see dungeons as a plague to destroy. Some mortals see dungeons as a resource to manage and harvest. Some mortals see dungeons as a place to train and advance. 

However, all of them agree on something. Dungeons are unnatural and deadly. Places where death stalks every corner and monsters thrive. 

What mortals forget, in their hubris of tools and civilizations, is that Mother Nature is often the deadliest of all.


Feel free to write any comment, suggestion, or criticism. I read and appreciate every single one!

Releases are on Mondays and Thursdays. With occasional bonus chapters on Saturdays. Have a nice day ^^

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Owlnother World

Owlnother World
by Baba Vader
ONGOING
1.5k pages

In a hospital bed somewhere on Earth, I breathed my last breath.

Or at least I thought I did.

Then suddenly, I was flying through a void of nothing.

As I landed in a new world, my life as an owl had started.


Follow this girl on her journey in a new world, with a new life as she explores cultures, peoples, magic and herself. What mysteries does the world hold? Where does the magic come from? And what does she want to do with her new lease on life?

This is my first story and I want to use it to explore writing people, character development, environments, relationships and all the other things a good story should have. I would be happy if you give it a chance and for me, feedback as well as criticism.

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The Great Devourer

The Great Devourer
by AbsolutePower
HIATUS
374 pages

Thousands of years ago, Nox, the Goddess of Eternal Night tried to destroy the world and was sealed into an eternal prison for her crimes. Now the world wants to finish her off along with the girl who was unlucky enough to accidentally find and let her out.

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The Great Core's Paradox

The Great Core's Paradox (...)
by Zendran
ONGOING
626 pages


Notice: Book 1 (Chapters 1-109) will be going to KU on July 12th. If you wish to read book 1 for free, please do so before I have to take it down at the tail end of this month.

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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Dungeon 42

Dungeon 42
by esjackson
HIATUS
601 pages

Things go awry when the forces of chaos recruit a new Dungeon Master. From underpaid pseudo taxi driver to underground murder labyrinth builder, one young ladies' life is getting flip turned upside down!


I guess being a Dungeon is better than doing rideshare for a living?

-The MC


Extra BAD! -50 stars!

-Not the Authors Ex


Two thumbs up? I don't really "read" but she gave me a bag of chips so I reviewed it.

-Unpaid Anonymous review


Updates  Tuesday & Friday

Chat with me on the books discord!

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Beware Of Chicken

Beware Of Chicken
by Casualfarmer
STUB
1.7k pages

Jin Rou wanted to be a cultivator who defied the heavens, and surpassed all limits.

Unfortunately for him, he died, and now I’m stuck here. Arrogant young masters? Heavenly tribulations? Cultivating for days on end, then getting into life or death battles?

Yeah, no thanks. I'm getting out of here.

In which a transmigrator decides that the only winning move is not to play.

 

Beware of Chicken will be updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

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Dungeon Core Abi

Dungeon Core Abi
by Egar Gnizama
ONGOING
925 pages

Abi is down on her luck.

Previously a human, she awakens to find that she is no longer the woman she remembers herself to be. Instead, she's now a jade-coloured dungeon core in a small, dark corner of the world. 

Forced to endure her new life, follow Abi's growth and expansion as she powers up her new home with the help of her partner, Me.

Will she be ready to take on adventurers, willing to test their might in her depths? Or can she uncover the mystery of how she became a dungeon core in the first place? 

With limited options, only time will tell and this dungeon opens in 24 hours. Abi had better get a move on if she wants to survive.

[Participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]


Note:

Currently releasing 1 chapter per week early morning on a Friday GMT.

Ratings or comments on how the story is progressing are gratefully appreciated. 

Please let me know if you find any inconsistencies and constructive criticism is always welcome to help make the story better. 

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