• The Iron Teeth:  A Goblin's Tale

    The Iron Teeth: A Goblin's Tale

    1909 pages by ClearMadness

    All the nameless goblin ever wanted was not to be beaten by his masters too much and to eat as much as he could shove into his mouth when no one was looking. Instead, he is drugged and whisked away to the far off Iron Teeth Mountains.


    Will he be able to survive there and evolve into something more than a simple goblin? To stay alive he will have to deal with hordes of deadly monsters, fit in among human bandits, and carve a bloody path through the forests of the North.


    However, first he has to get over his crippling fear of trees, and survive in a place where everything considers him to be the perfect size for a quick snack...



    Don't forget to vote every week at TopWebFiction, thanks.
  • The Arcane Emperor

    The Arcane Emperor

    2161 pages by Aternus

    Rainer, an amateur arcanist and college student, sought to create a new spell far surpassing the magic of the few he inherited from his grandfather. Yet the interference of an unknown event during the casting of his spell led him to be thrown through space and time.

    Where status screens were accepted as normal and class distinctions were quite clear. Leveling and achieving a class beyond a simple farmer or peddler was an affair of life and death combined with years of hard training. Goblins were not the fodder that they should be, orcs filled bedtime stories in order to scare children into behaving, and a dragon? You might as well pack up and move to another country.

    He, however, enters this world with the rare and powerful class of the Arcanist. How will the recently ardent seeker of magic find greater heights, or will he land in deeper depths?

    Additional Tags: Game elements, Another World, Mature Themes


    Cover Art: by NGT http://forum.royalroadl.com/showthread.php?tid=83944

    Current Word Count: 413,193
    Weekly Schedule: Long Chapter(s) Every Saturday Night EST

  • Dungeon Heart

    Dungeon Heart

    524 pages by MinningDragon

    The death of an old dwarf, the reincarnation of an old soul into a dungeon. He was expecting a peacefull, lonely death, and now he is a dungeon. Well, it could be worse, after all, dwarves are at home underground. Now he has to re-discover how to survive in this new life. He and his creations must carve out their place in the world with their own hands. 


    Note: Currently trying to update every Tuesday 

  • Everybody Loves Large Chests

    Everybody Loves Large Chests

    3140 pages by Exterminatus

    Volume one now available on Amazon! Featuring lots of editorial love and a more enjoyable reading experience!


    Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones.


    The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather’s trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime! It is sure to be a long and dangerous road, fraught with danger! And it all starts with a simple test - reach Level 5 in the dungeon called the ‘newbie zone’ and earn the right to become a full-fledged adventurer!


    However, such things get hopelessly derailed when his adolescent mind beholds an exposed chest for the first time. A fateful meeting that would inevitably lead his life in a direction he never even dreamed of!


    This fiction is written, maintained and owned by Neven Iliev. It is also a participant of the WriTEr's pledge.


  • Paladin

    Paladin

    668 pages by Komikhan

    When the first derelict alien spacecraft fell to Earth, humanity took what was found in it and propelled themselves to new heights. In their new Golden Age, humanity developed technology that they had only dreamed about. The following years saw hundreds more ships crash into the planet, spurring even greater technological leaps.


    An unassuming spacecraft, one of the dozens that fell yearly, descended on Siberia in 2021. The world took no particular notice of it. However, this one contained something beyond the miraculous technology that had made humans so prosperous.


    Three years later, in a top-secret underground facility in eastern Colorado, the automated construction of an army of Paladin Mobile Infantry Suits was underway. With this new, state-of-the-art weaponry, the military would turn the tide against the alien incursion that was consuming the planet. Humanity fell before that could happen. Sam was an engineer responsible for overseeing the facility. Now alone, he lives in utter boredom and near insanity, his only company the base’s pseudo AI and an army of empty Paladins. With the world gone to hell around him, and the things that caused it still living above, he decides that he is much better off staying exactly where he is. Unfortunately for him, that is no longer an option.




    This is the first novel I've written. The first fifteen or so chapters are going to be a little slower. I want there to be time to get to know the characters before they start blowing stuff up. Also, though the MC will be strong relative to the world, he won't be OP, and won't win every fight. Not every fight will be physical either.


    Currently, I'm aiming for something like 5 fairly short chapters a week, after the introduction part is done, but we'll see how that goes. Thanks for reading, and please let me know if I've made mistakes!

  • Forgotten Conqueror

    Forgotten Conqueror

    1419 pages by Za1d3
    Powerless and filled with raging anger for half his life, an avenger grasps hold of what was to be his redemption only to find despair and darkness.
    His mind lost, his anger went on to bring about the path of carnage. He is, but an inextinguishable flame that threatens to consume everything; all in the name of retribution.

    Death was but a moments reprieve for his agony. His rage overflows even after the sweet release.
    Unable to be snuffed out by the laws of the world, he is granted life once more In a different era. All those whom his vengeance is focused on, vanished into obscurity with the passage of time.

    What does one who has all the power of the world at his finger-tips do, when all the reasons for that power have vanished?
  • The Wandering Inn

    The Wandering Inn

    5042 pages by pirateaba

    The Wandering Inn updates every Tuesday and Saturday on the main website. Join the discussion there.


     


    An inn is a place to rest, a place to talk and share stories, or a place to find adventures, a starting ground for quests and legends.


    In this world, at least. To Erin Solstice, an inn seems like a medieval relic from the past. But here she is, running from Goblins and trying to survive in a world full of monsters and magic. She’d be more excited about all of this if everything wasn’t trying to kill her.


    But an inn is what she found, and so that’s what she becomes. An innkeeper who serves drinks to heroes and monsters–


    Actually, mostly monsters. But it’s a living, right?


    This is the story of the Wandering Inn.


     


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  • Tidal Lock

    Tidal Lock

    379 pages by ResonantIce

    Humanity has finally taken the next step into space. Governments run research stations throughout the solar system while private enterprises mine asteroids for rare metals and exotic minerals. However, space remains beyond the reach of the everyday person. In contrast, virtual reality technology has led to an explosion of full immersion entertainment for the average consumer, and many people turned to VR for the thrill of spaceflight.

    One game, Parallax Gate, lets its players experience living in an interstellar civilization. For maximum realism, its developers created a world solely defined by the players' personal skills and ability.

    Mark Asami, a student of aerospace engineering at MIT, dreams of bringing spaceflight to the masses. To his disappointment, his first year courses barely relate to his interests, so he passes time as Aero Rayne in Parallax Gate with his roommate and their organization, the Temple Wraiths. Before they realized, a chain of in-game events drew them deeper into the game's world and politics than they ever intended to go.


  • The Good Student

    The Good Student

    646 pages by mooderino

    Chapters will post every Sunday. Newest two chapters appear on Gravity Tales first.




    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.




     

  • Fantasia

    Fantasia

    756 pages by unice5656

    Arwyn has just bought Fantasia, the first fantasy-based VRMMORPG, with 99% realism that you can play while you sleep. In the game, she becomes Fey, a moon elf starting in the magical Elvenwood. Join her (and her snarky narrator who likes to interject sarcastic comments in parentheses) on her exciting, often hilarious adventures inside this magical world full of every fantasy creature you've ever encountered in books, games, and movies, and a few that you haven't.


    Oh, and there's something strange about the NPCs in this game... See if you can figure it out before Fey does. (No, they are not self-aware AIs.)


    -Cover art credit goes to taptothebeat

  • The Breath of Creation

    The Breath of Creation

    801 pages by lightningwarrior21

    General Summary:


    Sometimes, the multiverse needs expanding. That's where I come in. But, unfortunately, being a deity isn't all fun and games (and is incredibly complicated), as there are always things working against you. Not even the God of the Multiverses can change that. 


    Another Summary:


    Twelve souls were chosen to expand into the void surrounding the known universe(s), and were given a grace period in which they would experience a relatively safe expansion of their domains. Once that period is up, however, they are free to interact with each other...and what lurks in the depths of the Abyss, the Void, and the Primordial Chaos. I am one of those souls. And let me tell you, this shit ain't easy. Between trying to raise mortals into an immortal army, with which I can defend my domain, dealing with my children, and trying to maintain the balance between all realms of existance, I have my work cut out for me. Sigh. Now I know why, back on Earth, gods worked in mysterious, invisible ways. There's just too much to be done. 


    Formerly called RE: Deity

  • The Bound Dungeon

    The Bound Dungeon

    459 pages by wires12

    Pan was an ordinary boy, practicing to become a mage's apprentice. He lived at home, and worked for his parents. Until the day his family is attacked by a rogue necromancer and killed. Pan is kidnapped by the mage for his affinity for magic, and in a bizarre ritual, Pan's consciousness is transferred into a dungeon stone and bound by the necromancer to serve him and create an army of skeletons.



    Now Pan has to find a way to escape the magical clutches of the rogue mage, and if he can accomplish that, survive.

  • Soulshard: Willbender

    Soulshard: Willbender

    321 pages by pyrowind

    Real Fantasy Online. The flagship product for the latest generation neural-interface headset. Touting: "The Best NPC AIs", "Better than Life Realism" and "Total Immersion", RFO promises to be a virtual world like no other. But when the line between one's real self and one's digital identity becomes blurred, and the "Gods" have their own agenda, who is the player, and which is the game?


     


    Marcus has played any number of VR games, beta-tested dangerous and unstable systems and lived to tell the tale. He even has a certain amount of fame and influence within...certain circles. He usually disdains the idea of pre-orders and their respective "perks" as blatent commerical exploitation, but this time the bonus is too tempting to pass up. The ability to craft your character's backstory and have it integrated into the game's lore is enough for him to sign up for the Early Access program. He isn't interested in being all-powerful. Frankly, he's been there and done that enough to be bored of the whole thing. Instead, he opts to make a character purely for the purpose of having fun. Things aren't quite what they seem however, and his "backstory" and character class have implications he never would have imagined.


     


    Author Note: First time posting a story online, and I'd appreciate any feedback. Updates may be slow, as each "chapter" will likely be in the 10,000 word range and I tend to revise several times before being (tentatively) satisfied. If people seem to like this I'll try to establish a regular post schedule.

  • Savage Divinity

    Savage Divinity

    3480 pages by ruffwriter

    A modern man finds himself reincarnated in the body of a young slave with no skills and quickly fading memories. Follow his journey to find normalcy while living in a savage world, filled with myth and legends, monsters and Demons. In a land where the strong rule, the weak serve, and bloodshed is a way of life, peace is a luxury few can afford. Author's note: Expect a chapter every mon/wed/fri, unless I start writing faster. The story is eastern themed, but not Xianxia, no chasing immortality, MC is not OP. Less action, more character and world driven is my aim. Mature language and themes, but no raunchy sex. It's my first story, constructive criticism would be appreciated.


     


    Cast List


    Military Rankings


    Fanart


    Map Album


    Post Chapter pictures


    Discord Channel


     

  • The Gam3

    The Gam3

    1192 pages by Ephemerality
    The Earth is changing. Aliens invaded, bringing with them social upheaval, advanced technology and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all of this. He has only one thing on his mind: the Game.

    A fully immersive virtual reality, the Game appears to be a major part of the invading civilization. And Alan can't wait to play. Soon though, he realizes the Game is anything but simple, and the stakes are higher than he ever imagined.



    Member of


    A group of excellent litRPG fictions on RRL!





    The first book is now out on Amazon!
  • Beyond?

    Beyond?

    1001 pages by Andur
    Author's Comment:
    I was asked about reading my work on other sites.
    The answer is simple: Currently I am not active in any other networks than royalroadl.com. Only here, I correct mistakes and errors.

    If you read it anywhere else and have to pay for it, or have to deal with an annoying amount of advertisement, You Are Being Betrayed.
    You would do good if you make other people in that network aware of it. This is a free project of mine for the purpose of having fun. And if people try to make money with it you shouldn't bother visiting their website.

    The only one whom I actually allowed to have my work on his website is Armaell who invested the time to compile them into pdf.
    (http://armaell-library.net/author/andur)

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    My world faced its end, but I refused to perish with it! So I intercepted a summoning ceremony from another world.
    One moment!? My summoner tried to summon a demon? Fuck it, I think it's better to break the contract and do my own thing... or not? Why is Mrs. Sacrifice hugging me? And why am I suddenly a child!?

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    I am not entirely sure how this fiction will turn out. And I am not sure on the tags either. They may change. Bear with it.
    As always, how chapters turn out is up to my mood.
  • Artisan

    Artisan

    273 pages by Literal Folly

    Superhero Litrpg
    Skills, level-ups, powers, crafting, and base-building.


    Releasing a chaplet daily, ~1,200 words.




    It is 2054 and unemployment is at an all-time high. In the era of the quantum computer, autonomous systems have taken over as the backbone of the workforce. Justin, 20 years old and unemployed, has nothing holding him back, and since his government stipend will cover the expense, he signs up to play Imagitech's brand new game: A Time of Heroes.


    Justin has never been that into multiplayer games, but for a full-immersion virtual reality where he can play a Superhero, Justin is definitely in.


    'Superheroes and Villains are on the rise in an alternate America of 2020. Forces of good and evil must band together to control the future'.


    Justin plays Artisan, an alien AI trapped on Earth.
    Inventor, hacker, and gadgeteer to a team of heroes.




    Hope you enjoy.


    Please feel free to leave reviews and comments.

  • Lament of the Fallen

    Lament of the Fallen

    1629 pages by Vihyungrang

    What happens when the great war is over and the 'good' side has won? What happens to the last surviving members of the fallen 'evil' side of the conflict? This is the tale of one of those survivors. Will she try to seek revenge? Will she try to hide her origin and ancestry and live in peace? Or will the universe have something else in mind?

  • Law of Shadows

    Law of Shadows

    562 pages by Andur

    Mercs are causing trouble in my city. They are hunting someone, whatever the cost. It’s not like I care that some lowly humans died, but if I don’t act now it would set a bad example. So what would the hero do? Probably he would save the victims and protect them while the enemies keep coming…


    Yeah, as if I would ever do something so troublesome! They aren’t calling me the demon lord for no reason. I suppose I’ll just shoot the victim and be done with it.


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    If you find mistakes, pls tell, thx. I don't like mistakes.[/window]


    [window]Author's Comment:


    I was asked about reading my work on other sites.


    The answer is simple: Currently I am not active in any other networks than royalroadl.com. Only here, I correct mistakes and errors.


    If you read it anywhere else and have to pay for it, or have to deal with an annoying amount of advertisement, You Are Being Betrayed.


    You would do good if you make other people in that network aware of it. This is a free project of mine for the purpose of having fun. And if people try to make money with it you shouldn't bother visiting their website.


    I have no problem with translation and reposting of the story, as long as the person in question isn't doing it for money or stealing my identity.


    The only one whom I actually allowed to have my work on his website is Armaell who invested the time to compile them into pdf.


    (http://armaell-library.net/author/andur)


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  • Crashed Into Fantasy

    Crashed Into Fantasy

    764 pages by xacual

    A long time player of a Sci-Fi VRMMO was waiting anxiously for the new big update that was going to add countless new systems to explore and even rumored new game elements.


    When the new update finally arrived though, disaster struck. After crash landing on a new world, what is with this fantasy setting? This is a Sci-Fi game! Wait… why can’t I log out?

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