Skyfire Magus

by beddedOtaku

Original Action Comedy Fantasy Magic Male Lead Strategy Supernatural Wuxia
Warning This fiction contains:
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Lynne Hyorn, seventeen years old laziness-personified, manages to enter one of the four prestigious Academies for the Arts of Magic, Skyfire Academy for Magical Arts. However, unlike others, the reason he enrolled was not to pursue Magic, but rather because his father promised him hefty allowance if he manages to enter. His temporary tranquility soon comes to an end, though, as his father is drafted for war and his home is confiscated shortly after, leaving him to sleep on the streets. With no other choice, he decides to finally dedicate himself for the first time in his life, rising up from being just a lowly, Unranked Mage, to the ultimate guardian of the Academy: Skyfire Magus

A coming-of-age story set in a world of Magic follows young Lynne through the perils of strength, dedication, and world where fist isn't always the answer to every question. 

 ~If you find any mistakes, please do comment on them or send me a message. Even though I proofread my chapters, mistakes stay from time to time.~

Glossary of terms (may include spoilers): https://freelanceronfire.wordpress.com/skyfire-glossary/

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
0.1 - Prologue ago
0.2 - Homeless and Peniless ago
0.3 - Murderer in the Academy ago
0.4 - Traitor in the Midst (I) ago
0.5 - Traitor in the Midst (II) ago
0.6 - Secrets of the Stones ago
0.7 - Soulmates ago
0.8 - Seven Days of Joy and Pain ago
0.9 - Wolf In Fool's Cloth ago
1.0 - Kingly Ring ago
1.1 - Secrets of the Palace ago
1.2 - Paths of Magus ago
1.3 - The Traitor Is... Lynne? ago
1.4 - Celestial Void Dagger ago
1.5 - Wanton Massacre ago
1.6 - As The Wheel Turns ago
1.7 - One Month of Progress ago
1.8 - The End of an Era ago
1.9 - Phenomenon of Sacrifice ago
2.0 - Withered Willow Island ago
2.1 - Rotten Brat and Damned Monkey ago
2.2 - Leaving the Island ago
2.3 - Creature of the Night ago
2.4 - Beyond Shameless ago
2.5 - Imperial Magus Sect ago
2.6 - The Truth Behind the Fall ago
2.7 - Dao Magus ago
2.8 - Sky-high Arrogance and Shamelessness ago
2.9 - Serpentine Water ago
3.0 - How Shameless Fight ago
3.1 - Nameless Lady With a Name ago
3.2 - Spellweaving Celestial ago
3.3 - Dual Origin Paths ago
3.4 - Continental Shifts ago
3.5 - Knowledge ago
3.6 - The Boy of Many Faces ago
3.7 - Departure ago
3.8 - Blood Fiend ago
3.9 - Alchemy Genius ago
4.0 - Ice Phoenix ago
4.1 - Divine Continent ago
4.2 - Greed ago
4.3 - Mountains to Climb ago
4.4 - Looting the Treasures ago
4.5 - Insane and Idiotic ago
4.6 - Soul Weapon ago
4.7 - Divine Soulstone Chakrams ago
4.8 - Gift of Infinity ago
4.9 - Making Friends ago
5.0 - Origin Laws ago
5.1 - The Fourth One ago
5.2 - Goddess of War ago
5.3 - Ancient City of Rolus ago
5.4 - The Gate Opens ago
5.5 - 7 Worlds of Flames ago
5.6 - Garden of Flames ago
5.7 - Expedition of Chaos ago
5.8 - For Those That Fell ago
5.9 - Hearts of the Broken ago
6.0 - Blood Count ago
6.1 - Mountain Ice Lotus ago
6.2 - The Goodbyes ago
6.3 - The Ways of a Scoundrel ago
6.4 - Caught ago
6.5 - Hand of God ago
6.6 - Master Archmage ago
6.7 - Battling a Fire Fiend ago
6.8 - The Weakness ago
6.9 - New Soul Weapon ago
7.0 - Emperor's Heritage ago
7.1 - Favor Repaid ago
7.2 - Holy Paradise ago
7.3 - Confessions ago
7.4 - Holy Inferno (I) ago
7.5 - Holy Inferno (II) ago
7.6 - Holy Inferno (III) ago
7.7 - Holy Inferno (IV) ago
7.8 - Skyfire Magus (I) ago
7.9 - Skyfire Magus (II) ago
8.0 - Lynne Hyorn ago
8.1 - Primordial God Luna ago
8.2 - A New Beginning ago
8.3 - Enceinte Murderer ago
8.4 - Olden Ways ago
8.5 - Small Girl and a Big Man ago
8.6 - Storm's Prelude ago
8.7 - A Soldier in War ago
8.8 - A Crazy Plan and a Crazy Woman ago
8.9 - Fen'er ago
9.0 - Lords of Zen ago
9.1 - The Weight of a Heart ago
9.2 - The Growth ago
9. 3 - Either or Both ago
9.4 - False Gods ago
9.5 - The Eve of the Battle ago
9.6 - In the Skies ago
9.7 - Soul Divine ago
9.8 - Unchained ago
9.9 - Unbound ago
10.0 - Unforgotten ago
10.1 - Her Heart ago
10.2 - Back on the Road ago
10.3 - Not So Useless One ago
10.4 - The Gates of Choice ago
10.5 - The Source ago
10.6 - Him and Her ago
10.7 - Leaving ago
10.8 - Eastern Wastelands ago
10.9 - The Ways of the Two ago
11.0 - Submerged in Darkness ago
11.1 - Primordial Gods ago
11.2 - New Band of Followers ago
11.3 - Winds of North and East ago
11.4 - A Sinner ago
11.5 - Calm and Quiet ago
11.6 - Eastern Frontier ago
11.7 - Ordained by Flames ago
11.8 - Magnet to Weird ago
11.9 - Empyrean Child ago
12.0 - Travelogue ago
12.1 - Preparations ago
12.2 - Slaying Gods (I) ago
12.3 - Slaying Gods (II) ago
12.4 - Slaying Gods (III) ago
12.5 - Bitter Absolution ago
12.6 - So Long ago
12.7 - To Build a Kingdom ago
12.8 - Diverging ago
12.9 - Across the Realm ago
13.0 - Essence of Flames ago
13.1 - The Tower ago
13.2 - Adventures of the Prince ago
13.3 - Hyorn Clan ago
13.4 - Y'se Iylox ago
13.5 - Histories ago
13.6 - Worldly Matters ago
13.7 - In Woman's Embrace ago
13.8 - Nature's Grace ago
13.9 - Median Hyorn ago
14.0 - Mirrored ago
14.1 - The Silent Ploy ago
14.2 - Death and Him ago
14.3 - Declaration of War ago
14.4 - Young and Old ago
14.5 - Planned Future ago
14.6 - Engagement Party ago
14.7 - Where No Magic Flows ago
14.8 - Behind the Frontlines ago
14.9 - To Hold a Still Beating Heart ago
15.0 - Hearts for a Heart ago
15.1 - Requiem for the Dead ago
15.2 - When Kings Rise ago
15.3 - The King and The Prince ago
15.4 - Long Have You Fought, Now Rest ago
15.5 - Come Hell or Winter ago
15.6 - Skyfire Paradise ago
15.7 - Heart's Albatross ago
15.8 - To Move On From Tragedy ago
15.9 - World's Undertones ago
16.0 - Passage of Time ago
16.1 - A Year Later ago
16.2 - Kingdom's Pillars ago
16.3 - Folktales of the Desert ago
16.4 - Beyond Gods and Men ago
16.5 - Heart's Sincerity ago
16.6 - While the Flames Fume ago
16.7 - Master and Friend ago
16.8 - For the Woman's Love ago
16.9 - Dented and Broken ago
17.0 - Rebirth of Darkness ago
17.1 - From Dead to Dark ago
17.2 - Imbecile ago
17.3 - Warrior's Heart ago
17.4 - Tears, Gore and War ago
17.5 - Ebb and Flow ago
17.6 - A God, a Dragon and a Boy ago
17.7 - Grace of the Sky ago
17.8 - A God Against A Dragon ago
17.9 - Twists and Turns of Life ago
18.0 - The Future to Behold ago
18.1 - Weight of the Soil ago
18.2 - An Enigma ago
18.3 - This Is How I Die ago
18.4 - Toast to the Homecoming ago
18.5 - Divine Realm ago
18.6 - A Kingdom Needs A King ago
18.7 - Devil's Ways ago
18.8 - Will Divine ago
18.9 - Godly Ways ago
19.0 - Heart, Mind and Soul Divine ago
19.1 - When the Bells Toll ago
19.2 - Han Clan ago
19.3 - Clan's Fall (I) ago
19.4 - Clan's Fall (II) ago
19.5 - Only, and Only... ago
19.6 - Chiaroscuro ago
19.7 - War Drivel ago
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Jazehiah
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Xianxia Through and Through

If you like Xianxia novels, you'll like this. It uses many of the cliches, phrases and character templates the genre is known for. The main character is about as shameless as you can get, but at least he's consistent and smart about it.

As another reviewer mentioned, there are a lot of text walls and the occasional typo (missing letters, etc.) but they rarely change the meaning of the sentence because the rest of the grammar is on point. 

Aldhere
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Nice story and comedy!

Although this story incorporates some very cliche Xianxia (which it actually is, check the tags!) tropes such as: "waste" becomes prodigy, invincible in his realm and doing the "impossible", they are nicely used and realistic, where most other xianxia protagonist would just say "I'm OP, deal with it!" with their cheats being barely explained or completely reliant on what we could call plain Heaven-Defying Luck, with accents to emphasize it. It doesn't mean the main character is exempt from this trope, but it is a lot easier to receive and makes more sense.

About the comedy, well, I can only say that Lynne is the most shameless character I have ever seen in any story, in a good way. Almost all the dialogues he has, whether with others or in a monologue, can make me laugh, whether it is because of the context, his reactions or the sheer originality of everything he says (I personnaly have no idea how the author can dish out such ridiculous speeches, and he does it basically all the time!).

About the plot, I personally quite like it, and you can feel that there are things going on behind the scenes, and a few things are hinted but not yet explained, such as the great war that happened a long time ago.

But this story also has a few flaws, such as the occasionnal typos or text walls (which personally doesn't bother me, but I know most others are). There is also the slight shallowness of a few characters, like SPOILERS the Monkey, which, although he is a nice part of the story and quite funny, sometimes feels like he's just there to notice how OP the main character is or to do a few things behind his back to help him, like the alchemy part where he doesn't tell him there's normally tools for that.

All in all, it's a nice read, and I recommend it to those who like Xianxia (although it'd be more appropriate to call it a Western Xuanhuan, for those who know the term), as it is a nice change while it still gives a similar vibe. I also recommend it to those who like action-fantasy or those who like protagonists who go from weak to strong. (Review made at chapter 6.6)

DrSupbro
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Incredibly Well Written Xianxia/Fantasy Hybrid

The story is extremely fun to read. It invokes emotion when needed at times, and you as a reader tend to find yourself getting chills as you progress into intense moments of the story. The main character isn't overpowered, but for how long he has been involved in the magical arts he is the definition of overpowered. 

Cross a xianxia (cultivation, cliches, stereotypes) with a fantasy world (magic, beasts) and you basically have this story. As the others have said, the main character is the most shameless person you will ever encounter on this site. It really amazes me just how bad it is (in a good way). Often times he simply stuns his opponents due to his actions, and avoids life or death situations that way. 

The mc is maniupulative, and calculating, yet he also has a sense of justice to his name. He refuses to end up like ***** (spoiler), and strives to stay pure and gain strength to do as he pleases (Get gold, drink booze, screw women).

The magic aspect of the story is handled well. Despite the mc's godly talents, he is still held back by certain factors which you'll just have to read to find out. The more you read the more infatuated with the story you become. There are minor grammatical mistakes but everyone has those. You'll learn to ignore them entirely due to how much you simply enjoy reading the story. 

I 100% recommend reading it and giving it a try. The first few chapters are going to be rocky as you get used to the mc's personality, but things will get better and funnier from there. 

Warmonger
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This does feel a lot like a Xianxiav Light Novel. Of cause this isn't a bad thing. But this comes with a very cliche Light Novel. Again this isn't a bad thing. This novel is quite well written and has some very good pictures as well. It explains well and the grammar is top notch. The only thing i could find was very few missing letters. As said before this reminds me a lot of a Xianxia Light Novel which means that people who normally read that kind of novel will likely find this to be a interesting read. 

Although Xianxia isn't really my cup of tea i'd still say the Novel is worth checking out.  

Although the whole "Main character who is a jackass and hasn't done anything for years is a super genius in magic who can instantly overrun years of training done by others" is kinda overused. By overused i mean really really overused. But again. This doesn't ruin it. Since most Xianxia Novels has this kind of setting it makes it easier to relate to for Xianxia fans. 

Raph772
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This story makes game of thrones seem like the teletubbies, beware as almost all characters die at some point.

MrMnds
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Can't read it anymore T.T

  1. A 0-Spoiler Review

I know my writing is far from acceptable and I'm skipping English classes for five months, yet, I usually spend 3-5h a day reading all those JP/KR/CN crap searching for good works like everyone here, ok?

Right to the point.

#1 Style - Too much description, your dense text takes too much energy on things and looks that doesn't add nothing to your story. However, original CN novels follows the same pattern, therefore I'm just taking one star from you. 

Want to know why CN novels are so dense? It's because of their workaholic cuture and inhuman contracts, those poor souls have to bleed for a good payment and 8/10 times their stories ends so twisted that you can't believe it's the same one you once liked.

#2 Story - Everything is meaningless, you know your MC will end up OP, thus you created an huge handicap, fair enough, but it feels like the story got too greedy. There's just too much death for a stupid power building, the supposed threat always follows a senseless development and mythical beings just pop everywhere like pokemon to give more power/befriend/serve your MC.

And a critical failure: If you give any serious thought, your plot keeps destroying everything the MC desires while forcing a destiny upon him, so, what will happen after the end? The question quickly turns into expectations and I already got disappointed.

#3 - Grammar, mine is worse. Nothing to tell.

#4 - Characters, what a sick world. Sapient beings doing evil without proper reasons since ancient times, high segregation and stressful life... It's another common flaw on CN novels, and another star died. However, you did it really, really bad. Your characters are all marked to a miserable life/death without family, achievements or anything that matters, I even doubt they are human beings and I can't understand how they chose to follow an excuse of MC, at least you should put some effort and give more options.

Like... “Holy Crap! This MC is a bastard and don't see me as his friend, let's leave him alone and take care of our business somewhere.”

Maybe... “Again? Another battle and more blood on my hands? I'm tired, I'm going home.”

Even... “Nope! Not teaming up with you, weirdo.”

Your MC isn't almighty, people can ignore him too. Now, let's discuss how the mess started, why so many gods, demons and etcetera are so bloodthirsty?  I need a reason to understand violence, without a clear intent the act of aggression will only cost a precious time and dedication, even if a person can follow such path, a safer alternative have its place, but not on your world, sometimes your characters seems to be waiting the MC to have a proper existence and, as soon as MC leaves, they return to a mob state.

Also, why there's no onr else fighting your villains?

Better to stop here, it's getting late.

maelos61
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I'll admit that I didn't read that much (stopped at chapter 5), but that just goes to show what I think of it.

Grammar:

Unlike most stories on RR, the grammar in this one is actually decent. It's readable and while there are some mistakes, they're small. (even though they're kinda weird like forgetting to use 'the' and 'a/an' when needed)

Style:

I'm not sure if the author keeps using those drawings in later chapters, but he really shouldn't... Like, no offense, but they don't add anything to the story and they're honestly pretty amateurish. The writing style is also kind of strange, but that might be a mix of the grammar mistakes and the whimsical story.

Story:

Having read till chapter 5, I can't really talk about the story as a whole, but the story till chapter 5 is whimsical and cliché on top of being pretty badly told. The events in the story are random and there's no real prologue telling you anything about the world or a decent introduction to what you're getting into. This all makes it seem like an abrupt start and makes everything that follows seem nonsensical.

Character:

This is honestly my biggest problem with this story. You read that the main character is pretty much a lazy philanderer that is good for nothing, but somehow not even 5 chapters later he turns out to be a genius. Now, if there was a decent prologue portraying the character and his past then maybe the author could make this more believable, but no. The character, supposedly due to his philandering ways (literally explained as: he goes out and interacts a lot with people so he can detect lies and 'he read some detective novels'), is a master detective and a genius that can pretty much skip the first year of the prodigious magic academy. This of crouse all while being described as a lazy good-for-nothing rich boy that was sheltered by his dad. There's also not a single shred of emotion in the character, making him totally unreletable. My dad's probably dead? Well, that's a bit sad, guess I'll have to become a mage to get money, I mean, he paid my tuition so it'd be a waste not to... That's really the emotional depth you wanted to give your character?

 

Total:

Just another lower mid-range RR story that shouldn't be as popular as it is. The sad thing is: I actually understand why it's popular. I also had a phase where every xianxia novel with it's shitty story and overpowered main character made me think: damn this story is great, but now that that phase's passed I can honestly say this: most of those stories are shit. Anyways I guess I recommend this if you finished every other actually decent story on RR and don't know what to do with your life. Even then I'd rather point out that if you use kindle and go on amazon, you can download lots of free kindle books that are 10 times better.

brjlqxuv
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My disturbed about your story

Currently i'm on chapter 13.  I found some disturbed from your story. 

1. How come lazy , greedy youngster become sharp detective in his second day he go to school.  

2. About his bottle up for 17 years lazziness and then bamm author made him prodigy about mana and magic.

 

3. When he beheaded some viscount, this is his first time he killed someone right?  how come he done have any remourse ?  It is too  unnatural.

 

4. After he knew about his father imposible mission, he done do anything and even think anything about his father , after that.  What he do later just meditation and foila like commander median is not his father.

 

For point 1 and 2 before, we need more deep background story or deep reason about his lazziness and after he become penniless.  The "greedy for gold" reason on your story is not deep enough.  Who is he acctually ?  It said he never study magic again after its bored him.  So what is this bottle up for 17 years refer to ? Energy bottle up because cripple ? Or what ? He is just lazy.  So from where his energy came from ?  What reason of his prodiginess ? Some deus ex machina ? Or awwakening from his ancestor ? 

 

And for point 3 and 4, what is his moral nature ? He is greedy , its obvious, but how come he dont feel anything about killing a man for a first time and about his father , how come he dont feel anything ?

 

I still give 3 star because i still want to read more.

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After 2 more chapter (14 and 15), the king action is unnatural too, he give lynn treasure like he know that lynn is protagonist of this story.  For record , this is the first time the king knew Lynn.

And we dont know the reason 2 kingdom attack our protagonist kingdom.

The weird thing is why after betrayel of current king, 2 kingdom attack this country , if i'm the current king, i wont do that betrayel before the problem with 2 other kingdom solved.  Stupid me as king after got my throne then need to defend from 2 super kingdom.

 

Txs in advance and no offense.  Sorry about my grammar.

 

I think i'm done.  Sorry. Hope you give more reason for each scene ( cause & effect) and more deep in character building

bharg7
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Humurous but bad story telling

I am not sure why this story has such a high rating (even for royal road).

The writing is decent and the writer has the potential to be a decent author but he doesn't seem to be putting much thought into the story itself. He created a decent enough magic system but the flow of the story is whimsical at best and idiotic at worst.

I get that this was supposed to be a xianxia and maybe not be a completely serious novel. But the glaring plotholes and the idiocy of the characters are too much even for a xianxia. I think the author just writes without having any concrete idea of where the story is headed. The story as of now is a jumble of random events which are illogical even within themselves.

I hope the author invests more time in structuring and developing a credible plotline in his future works.

Note to author: I do not dislike the type of characters you introduced. The problem is that their behavior is too erratic and doesn't seem to come under a wholesome personality (They just do whatever you think is going to be funny at that moment). And the reactions of people to the MC are unreasonable and illogical.

mrttao
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The story doesn't really make sense. In particularly the characters.

In particularly I couldn't read any further when the MC's nation was massacred because, for some reason, he didn't feel like warning anyone about the incoming catastrophy, or the fact that he delayed running away so much that he had to be saved by plot armor when the catastrophy hits.

Also, enemy nations massacring all the civilians after they killed off the rulers is just dumb and edgy. just conquer them properly.