When life ends, many believe a soul is judged.
If you're a warrior who dies on the field of battle, perhaps if deemed worthy you'll go to Valhalla. If someone was a good person who lived their life faithfully, maybe they'll go to heaven. If there was a wicked being who chose to lead a life of terror and greed, many think that a person like that might just go to hell: but where does a soul that doesn't fit within any of those end up? What happens when a person wasn't really all that bad or good, heroic or cowardly? What happens to a soul, when they didn't manage to do enough with their life to be judged in the first place?
Well, apparently some of them end up like... this.
All hail the Tiny Snake God!
A story of reincarnation, comedy, and the winding path towards existential redemption.
Welcome to the world of Insania, a game where you can play however you want! An expansive world ruled by a top tier AI capable of accommodating each and every player and their needs!
Here we follow the story of Richard, and his avatar, the golem Gondorrer, as he comes and plays a MMO in one of the most dificult ways for no other reason than a sudden impulse, and fail miserably a few times before finally getting it right.
Follow him in his adventures, composed by epic monster battles, custom made equipments, bad jokes, not right in the head friend, along with an unhealthy addiction to Monster Hunter, lots of rolling and window-balls!
Okay, this is my first story here and it will probably be full of errors and such since my native language is portuguese, but any and all (constructive) critics are welcome.
A young woman just starting out in life is killed tragically in a car accident. However, she soon regains consciousness as a baby in a fantasy world. But... she's an Orc?!
It would be good if she could just enjoy her new life quietly, but the young woman has a meddlesome personality that can't help but aim for better things. But how will she fare as a member of a monster tribe in a fantasy world?
#CityBuilding #SomeFighting #SomePoorlyWrittenEmotionalScenes #WeaktoStrong #IDontKnowHowHashtagsWork #:P
Arc 1: 571 pages (complete)
Arc 2: (in progress)
Ultimately, I'm writing this for enjoyment. If you enjoy it too, fantastic!
Gore: Extremely infrequent, but moderately intense.
Profanity: There's a few swear words here and there.
Traumatizing Content: While I'm at it, there are some questionable morals displayed (mostly after chapter 77). So far we can check off slavery, brainwashing, war, and genocide.
This story is very Light Novel-ish, because I love light novels, but it does have a planned plot, goal, and ending, and I intend to see it through. You'll see my writing style change somewhat as the story goes on, thanks to constructive feedback from the readers.
New readers please keep in mind, chapters written from the main character's perspective are in first person. This is a story with a so-called "unreliable narrator."
My story accepts donations, but it is free to read and I've only uploaded it here.
The year is 2076, and mankind has perfected VR technology, using the Chip, an implant that interfaces directly with the human brain, using it like an organic computer. Age of Anarchy Online (AAO) is the newest game released by Icestorm, makers of the legendary World of Destiny (WoD). Unlike VR games before it, AAO promises a 110% 'Better Than Life' realism experience, and to showcase this, Icestorm announces that AAO will have no 'Out of Character' rules, save for actions like hacking or exploiting system errors. Players can do anything to NPCs and even other players, and there will be no consequences save what one may suffer in game. "Do what thou wilt, but it may be done to you in turn." Mike Greene, better known in WoD as Torgan, a max level Paladin and leader of the Lords of Light, one of the top 'light side' guilds in WoD, now sets off on a new adventure in AAO. -------------------- Author's Note: If you haven't guessed, and the mature tag didn't help clue you in, there's going to be all kinds of nastiness in this story. Violence, language, racism, sexism, sex, gore, vore, and more! If you have triggers of any kind, this is your warning. If you're looking for a nice, heartwarming tale like Sword Art Online, keep looking. There will be 'good guys' as well, but this is a story where Might IS Right. However, if you've read Watchmen and Wanted, and like what you read (READ, not the movies!), then you just may find this story in your strike zone. And for f*ck's sake, this is just a story! Don't take this as an endorsement of any of the actions in this story.
Story Author: Anuel
Chapters Proofread: 1-5; 28-39; 42-117; 120-133; 169-178; 197 - 211, 220-240)
The story like many (more or less). The dude was living, the dude has died, the dude was (semi)reincarnated after extremely cliche conversation with god. In the new world, MC has access to a game-like system. And that's all. Really, nothing more... Or wait, actually the story is being written together with readers (I do know where my story is heading, but the path of this "travel" is made together with you. I will run you down with polls, you are also free to drop any suggestions in the comment section. I am not English-native speaker, so prepare for grammar mistakes (feel free to point em out - it will help me improve) The story contains blood and gore, racism, all of possible forms of ruling a country (from matriarchy to patriarchy, from democracy to empire, reign of science and reign of religion), slavery, sex, bananas and whatever is bad in any society. So, if you are over sensitive... turn around...
AN: I'm currently rewriting the start of this story, so read at your own risk.
I'll be making a new synopsis to fit the context once I'm done, but basically, OP protagonist in a new world trying to become powerful and famous.
AN: So this is my first attempt at writing and I would appreciate constructive criticism, please. I will ignore any reviews that I think are unfair and I will delete comments that I also believe to be unfair. However, feel free to be helpful in your criticism, then I will try to take on board any advice and fix any errors mentioned.
(I do not own the picture in my cover, all credit goes to the original artist.)
This novel is a participant in The Writer's Pledge
This is the Tale of G.O.D. (And how Humanity never reached the Stars)
Antioch is a sheltered being and knows little about the world. Although he harbours his own secrets, he doesn't comprehend the scale of the adventure he is about to embark on. Being locked up in a research station, he is content with his fate, but when he starts receiving strange messages, he suspects that not everything is well in his little world.
When it's abruptly decided that the project has to be ended, Antioch is faced with the large world outside his prison.
He won't like what he finds... and there are powers at play who would love to put the escaped subject back into the box.
But as in so many tales, it's hard to close Pandora's Box once it was opened.
The first truly immersive Virtual Reality system has just been announced. Made by NERV, the EVA-series immersion pods promise a Better Than Life experience, unlike anything that's been seen before. Gone are clunky goggles and wired controls. Now you simply lie down, and the machine does all the work.
Following up on their previous hit games, NERV has created the first true VRMMORPG, a sci-fi offering called Dreams Amongst the Stars. Because of the impressive display he made during the closed Beta of the game, one player has been offered a contract as a paid streamer, and the chance to play the game on the highest difficulty possible. Watch as he forges his own path, into the black.
When Elijah, thirty year old civil servant, open lolicon, and anime otaku finds himself in a new world rather than snuggled up to his Flan-chan Dakimakura, whatever will he do? Will his genre savvy and surprisingly unspectacular cheat be able to save the kingdom, and its cute (if dumb) juvenile princess? Or will he go down in a blaze of foolish glory like the ikemen before him?
[This is a crazy parody novel, by the way. The goal is a good isekai harem story minus the beta JP MC, but adding unique girls that outgrow their stereotypes, whilst making fun of the genre and popular anime and game culture at large.]
A young man who's lived his everyday life with bitter pessimism suddenly gets his world turned upside down by what he calls, """"The world's most untimely apocalypse"""". Despite all the new dangers that came with this unexpected situation, he has so far managed to avoid death, ruin and whatever else the world decided to throw at him. Unexpected development after unexpected development, danger after danger, situation after situation, will he survive this **game** of life and death?
I will be posting a chapter a week. (No chapter this week 2/11/17)
You know the phrase, be careful what you wish for? Yes, that one. Half of me hoped that I'm dreaming right now. I had just woken up from a long deep sleep without dreaming, looking at an unfamiliar wooden ceiling and my back is on a rough unfamiliar bed.
My mind is clear enough to tell that this is not a dream at all. A few slaps and pinches help too.
I made a deal and my soul was exchanged with a person from a different world.
Not that I deeply regret what I've chosen but let's go back to last night. All the while I was just harmlessly surfing the net...
The world is broken and rotten.
It's supposed defenders are too weak willed to do what is neccessary.
It's leaders are too corrupt to care for those beneath them
If they wont fix this world, then I will!
I will make the world a better place ..... by any means neccessary!
Nice to meet you all. My name is Ginobi47. A lurker of fanfiction.net and now a writer of original fic.This is my first original work and I do hope you enjoy it!
Do remember that this is a fiction in the Superhero genre. Please expect the craziness that goes along with it.
NOTE: English is not my maiden language.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: As I went through the other fictions of Royal Road, I noticed that my style of writing style (slow release, 1 big post) doesnt work well in this site. As such, I'll be experimenting on releasing smaller chapters more often, as this seems to be how the authors of Royal Road does things.
Mind you, my release speed will still be very slow compared to others, but I'll churn out chapters more often than what I used to do.
From Human zero to Dark Elf hero.
Brian is miserable.
Most of his friends and fellow gamers have long ago moved away, leaving him stuck in a dreary life lamenting the loss of his favorite past time. And so he simply plods along with not much hope for escapism. With nowhere else to turn he finally breaks down and commits to try out some Online Gaming.
Now, sucked into a fantasy world he will have to call upon all his GameMaster and Player experience not only to survive, but to become the hero, and ladies man, he has only played in his imagination.
The year is 2245, and the world has undergone explosive growth in multiple industries. The age of Virtual Reality came long ago, opening up new fields for people to enjoy and seek employment. There were even those that chose to sacrifice their physical bodies, becoming digital existences that lived within internet communities.
But with the age of VR, everyone still dreamed of that next step, the next level of adventure. And after a hundred years, it has finally arrived. The first consoles, known as Seeds, mass distributed among the people, with such realism that they no longer qualified as a Virtual Reality, but as an Artificial Reality. But what happens when things become too real?
Cover art by Madelyn Black, who is taking commissions both free and paid!
The developers of the worlds leading VRMMORPG Edge Online have decided to shut down its servers after over a decade. Shugireth Darkstar, the leader of Pandemonium, Edge Online's top guild, suffers from a deadly disease and his end is near. He hasn't left his VR pod for 5 years, as the medical nanodroids at the hospital takes care of him.
Without Edge, he will die, because his physical body has already been all but destroyed by the sickness.
Seeing no light at the end of the tunnel, Shugireth Darkstar, the Master of Pandemonium, stubbornly stays behind as the servers shut down...
If that was all, we could end this story right here. However, that was only the beginning of the legend of pandemonium. The prelude to the movement, if you will.
Shall we see what happens next?
Some notes from Me (The author, gasp surprise):
I first wrote this (100k) as an experiment. I saw the advice about having foils for overpowered MCs, and I watched quite a few lectures on writing. I wanted to test things out for myself and see if I could carry a story through other ways than only relying on physical conflict like some thrillers do. Thus this might lean a bit towards slice of life with a romance subplot, but I don't want to give my story away so read it if u want to know more. This was basically never intended for anyone else's eyes but my own, and written to explore writing as a process. This wasn't my attempt at writing a good book, but it turned into something that I think might interest some people, so I decided to pop it up here.
It is slightly old so my style and writing skills have advanced considerably since I first started this thing. Having said that, I think it's pretty readable, but I am very interested in how other people will receive this. Please feel free to criticize it and just in general shoot me some feedback on what you think.
It contains light Litrpg elements, not heavy table spam, it's just the basis of the world. Although I like that sort of thing, this was written before I even knew of Royalroad and hadn't considered litrpg much. Some of you may recognize that it was slightly inspired by Overlord.
Also, the Tags for sexual content and traumatizing content are there as a precaution on all of my stories pretty much, even if my story does not contain any of that at the moment. I can't really know what the future will bring, but in the case of this story I do know a little bit, since I wrote 100k words before posting it here. And I just posted it on a whim because I figured some readers on Royalroad might enjoy this story.
An old man died in his sleep. Upon arriving in a pure white plane. 'God' Told him his wife that he had lost years earlier had been chosen to become the Hero a world needed. The man pleaded with the 'God' to send him as well. And though the God agreed the man would not be born a human. The man accepted anyways. Now he's in this new world trying to Evolve into something that can survive until he meets his wife again. Think he can do it?
Many thanks to Aizen-Sama for the cover!
This book is complete and all new chapters will be posted here! | http://www.royalroadl.com/fiction/15886/a-snakes-rise
Disclaimer: Read the tags before you start reading.
Tian Yi, the only son of the Celestial Emperor has been sheltered for his entire 18 years of life.
Sick of reading ancient books filled with forgotten knowledge, and hating every second of him Cultivating, he decided to run away from home to live an exciting and unrestrained life.
With an unusually high interest in Mortals, he traveled to the Mortal's Realm where Mortals reside. However, due to his almost non-existent knowledge of Mortal common sense, trouble occurs wherever he goes.
Follow the trouble-making Tian Yi on his untold journey filled with jaw-dropping and eye-popping moments.
Release Schedule M-T-W-T.
The Nine Great Clans rule the four continents.
Ten thousand years ago, the Space and Time Clans were destroyed, their bloodline powers eliminated and destroyed, decried as evil, fallen clans that made deals with the creatures of the Void.
Cast out and replaced, the world fell into a period of turmoil, where monsters abounded and death plagued the continent.
Now, it is the present.
The only thing Laujack Draeli Lo’Henson can remember about his past is his rather wordy name. Raised in an orphanage in the Duchy of Snow, Jack lives in Snowbank City, and dreams of becoming a Hunter, a powerful warrior that hunts the powerful monsters that plague the Continent, a protector of humanity.
Come and read of a legend unfolding. The tale of the Lord of Time!
This is the story of a dragon playing video games to save the love of his life.
By the author of The Blue Mage Raised by Dragons, The Godking's Legacy, and Demons Journey.
At The Ageless World, there is all kinds of job uses—qi, magic, esp, summoner and other unknown arts.
Vance Ironhide was the secret son of Ironhide family, overshadowed by his genius brother and sisters. Every day he waits to receive the strong job from a temple.
But he only returns to the family as rank 1 world summoner that can't use any magic with familiar without rank. Everybody sees him as waste but only Leto knows truth
What? You rank ten world summoner! and can summon dragons and titans !? Then meet my Titan killer tank Doomhammer !!
What? You have impenetrable fortress ?! Say hello to my Emperor Battle Titan!
What? A genius that multiple jobs? How about TunderHammer to your face ?!!