The Forerunner Initiative [LitRPG],[Time, Space, Elemental Mage], [Smoulder]

The Forerunner Initiative (...)
by Draith
2.7k pages

"With a onesie, and the ability to stop time, anything is possible.."

Dragons, Catgirls, Guns, and Magic. Oh, and the ability to stop time. What more could a modern gal want?

Well... If my past would stay locked in a dark corner back on Earth, that'd be nice.

Right. There was that one other thing. Finding a way home before the world ends. But hey, everyone needs one impossible dream.

Rewrite of To Play With Magic based on oodles of feedback from readers. Thanks so much for all the feedback. 

*LitRPG-Isekai start with a return to Earth to stop the System apocalypse goal.

Updates Daily, Monday through Sunday. 

This story is only available on RoyalRoad, Scribblehub and my Patreon. If you find it anywhere else, please reach out to me. Thank you.

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The Will-Breaker

The Will-Breaker
by Navior
1.3k pages

Book One: The Child of the Volgs

Felitïa just wanted to be a wizard—so much so that she was willing to run away from a life of wealth and privilege to become one. She never expected it to be a simple life, but she also never expected to develop unreliable telepathic powers, or for worshippers of the god of darkness and death to come after her, calling her “Will-Breaker” and seeking the location of someone she doesn’t know. On top of this, her best friend harbours dark secrets, and she’s started having memories of people she’s never met before. Everything starts to come together when she meets a young boy with unexplained powers. When Volgs, creatures out of legend itself, kidnap the boy, Felitïa decides enough is enough. If her enemies are going to keep calling her Will-Breaker, it’s about time she lived up to the name.

Book Two: Her Right Mind

Felitïa returns to Quorge, the city where she grew up, determined to uncover the secrets of her own mind, as well as those of Corvinian's strange powers, and the staff she retrieved in Ninifin. Yet the staff is clearly malfunctioning. It calls to her incessantly and near endlessly, distracting her and making it difficult to sleep. Hallucinations follow and she begins to question her own judgement and actions. As dark forces start making their moves across Arnor and Isyaria, a severely sleep-deprived Felitïa begins to fear she may be losing her mind.

The Will-Breaker

The Will-Breaker is an epic fantasy series of magic, mystery, adventure, and romance. It contains a diverse cast of characters of various personalities, races, genders, and sexualities.

New chapters release every Monday and Friday.

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Reborn as a Demonic Tree

Reborn as a Demonic Tree (...)
773 pages

Ashlock awoke in the courtyard of a demonic sect... as a tree.

A tree that eats people.

And one that grows stronger over time due to a daily sign-in system and cultivation.

This will be a very long series with regular uploads every 48 hours.

Discuss the fiction and hang out with other readers: Discord.

Support the author and get access to more chapters: Patreon.

All rights reserved, do not repost on other sites without the author's permission.

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The Hollowing: A Post-Apocalyptic Adventure

The Hollowing: A Post-Apocalyptic (...)
by mneue
669 pages

The dead have never been so alive.

After a deadly contagion reduced the world’s population into mindless, undead cannibals, the ruins of America still teem with activity, as some of the dead have regained their intelligence and created their own society; one free from the living’s touch.

Now, more than a decade later, survivalist extraordinaire Liam Fenix seeks to reunite with his family after undertaking a harrowing escape from the uninhabited island that has been his prison, only to discover that he is the sole survivor of the civilization he left behind. He is not alone, however, as undead bounty hunter Leah believes that Liam holds the key to reversing the pandemic that created her race. Armed with their survivalist expertise and following traces of the past, the two must traverse the wastelands together and bring back life to an otherwise dead world, even as they are pursued by a tyrant who does not want this plague to end.

**This series is tagged as Multiple Leads because it contains multiple POVs throughout.

**These stories are styled as if they were a set of paperback novels being released concurrently as opposed to a weekly web serial. Some sections may have wonky pacing as a result.

**Updates Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday, at ~4:00PM EST.

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Planetary Cultivation

Planetary Cultivation (...)
by Lochar
607 pages

An alien cultivator comes to Earth to claim the Heavens, only to find a world bereft of cultivators or a Heavenly Realm to claim. So Lei Zhaohui will force the planet's cultivation until a Heavenly Realm is formed. Should none defend the new realm, Lei Zhaohui will take it for his own.

Nicole Firen is a young woman who would just like her world to start making sense, but finds herself thrust into a position of importance as the world begins to change.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

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Millennial Mage (A Slice of Life, Progression Fantasy)

Millennial Mage (A Slice (...)
by JLMullins
2.4k pages

The Wilds relentlessly reclaim all things. Humanity shelters within their ever-dying cities. Mages create the only path forward.

Tala had to fight tooth and nail in the Magic Academy to forge a path to power that was her own. She knows it’s her duty to use that power to serve humanity, defending them against the creatures of the untamable wilds. However, she skipped a few steps in her education, like apprenticing to someone who actually knows what they’re doing.

Now, Tala has to balance learning as fast as she can with paying off the veritable mountain of debt the Magic Academy dropped on her shoulders for the opportunity; not to mention staying alive.

Even though she should only be a Mageling, the world considers her a Mage. Bless the stars she directed most of her magic toward survival.

I do hope you enjoy this tale, but let me know what you think either way! Critique, both positive and negative, is welcome.

Release schedule is weekly: M-W-F

Thank you for your time and for giving this story a try.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: If this is found on a site other than Royal Road, or the linked Patreon, it was not posted by the author. Please find this tale, here:

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The Laws of Cultivation: Qi = MC^2

The Laws of Cultivation: (...)
by KrazeKode
304 pages

Hello folks, Book 1 has been published on Kindle and Audible. As such, chapter 7-103 have been removed.

What happens when you realise that in a world of pill popping murderhobo young masters, the true path to cultivation is by making a whole lot of drugs?

Let's find out.

What to expect?

- A lot of spirit animals and pokemon references about them!
- Grenades! Nukes! EXPLOSIONS!
- Life and Death cultivation stuff
- Alchemy Drugs
- Far too many memes 

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A Sense for magic

A Sense for magic
by JNorm
499 pages

Vance is a young man who has been blind since birth. He lives with his father and older brother. Over the years, he sought remedies for his affliction but had no luck.

This year, an Arcanist visits the small town of Wethermane. Vance is curious and intends to visit this powerful stranger, hoping for either help or hope. What he receives is something else, something greater - opportunity.

This book will follow his tale from afflicted young man to budding Arcanist, his struggles along the way, and hopefully a little humour.

Book cover art by: Ollie Wodge

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The Hedge Wizard

The Hedge Wizard
by Alex M
151 pages

Book 1 - 3 are now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and Audible.

A Dungeons and Dragons inspired adventure with a realism-focused spin on gamelit.

Hump grew up believing his master was nothing but an ordinary hedge wizard. However when the old man unexpectedly dies, his book of spells binds to Hump’s soul. Now without a master, Hump sets off to find his place in the world, to discover the secrets of magic, and to understand the Book of Infinite Pages.

Book 1 - 3 are now complete.

Updates Tuesday and Saturday.


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12 Miles Below

12 Miles Below
by Mark Arrows
2.5k pages

The world is in ruins. 

Extreme sub-zero temperatures suffocate the surface, making even simple survival an ordeal. Frozen derelicts of bygone eras span across massive ice wastes. And the survivors closely guard any technology rediscovered within.

The only escape from the deadly climate is beneath the surface. But it’s another disaster underground. Monstrous machines lurk in the depths. Unhinged demigods war against them, dying over and over, treating it all like a game. The land itself shifts over time, more contraption than rock. And an ominous prophecy states that the key to everything waits on four heroes - but nobody knows who or where they are.

When an expedition into the far uncharted north goes terribly wrong, Keith Winterscar and his father get trapped together in a desperate fight for survival. Stumbling upon an ancient war of titanic scale; the two will need to set their differences aside while they struggle against Gods, legends, and the grand secrets of the realm that lies below.

Updating Monday and Thursdays.

Discord can be found here (This is a shared discord server with other books.)
WARNING: This series is ridiculously filled with spoilers, every book has multiple reveals. Discord was made for up-to-date readers since there's no way to really police spoilers.
Don't join until you're current!!

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Mark of the Fool

Mark of the Fool
by J.M. Clarke (U Juggernaut)
2.8k pages

Hello, folks, just to tell ya, chapters 8 to 162 have been published on Kindle and Audible. Chapters 163-260 are removed for publishing! That's book 3, which will be published on  April 12th! The audiobook is narrated by Travis Baldree!

After his parents died, Alex Roth had a plan: become a wizard. Through hard work, he was accepted into the world’s greatest university of wizardry—but fate had another plan.

On his eighteenth, he is marked as one of his kingdom’s five Heroes, chosen to fight the land’s great enemy. But his brand is 'The Fool', worst of the marks.

Rather than die or serve the other Heroes like Fools in the past, he packs up his little sister, his childhood friend and her cerberus, then flees for the university in hope of refuge, magic and to unravel the truth about his land’s evil.

There’s one small problem: The Mark tries to ruin magic while enhancing skills outside of divinity, combat and spellcraft.…

…that is, unless he can learn to exploit the hell out of it.


This the first time I am writing a web novel type story, and I hope you like it. I like progression stories and I've always wanted to try and write one like a few of the web novels that inspired me.

Updates Tues-Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat.

There are currently 20 advanced chapters on my patreon as a thank you to patrons.

Join us on discord!

Chapters will be roughly 2000-2500 words.

[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]


Rating: This story is kind of like a PG-13 movie. There'll be gore and some swearing but not much beyond that. If that changes, I'll warn you. 

Tone: Tone will be a mix of some action-adventure with excitement, comedy, slice of life elements and mystery. I won't be going too dark with this story. There will be mentions of war, some death, grief and violence.

MC: MC is analytical/rational with emotions. He is mostly in control of those emotions. MC will progress in power, eventually becoming very strong. Strong Lead tag added.

Fights: Fights will be detailed.


Stuff this story won't have:

- Extreme grimdark content

- Murderhobo plots

- Edgy, anti-hero MC 

- Pacifist MC

- Harems

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The Path of Ascension

The Path of Ascension (...)
by C_Mantis
3.6k pages

The Path of Ascension has moved to Kindle Unlimited (Chapters 5-41 removed). Here it is on Amazon and Audible.

The Path of Ascension book 2 has moved to Kindle Unlimited (Chapters 45-72 removed). Here it is on Amazon and Audible.

The Path of Ascension BOOK 3 has moved to Kindle Unlimited (Chapters 75-105 removed). Here it is on Amazon and Audible.  The rest of the story will continue here worry not but its a much cleaner version of the story you know there.

Discord link:


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 3:00pm 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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