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Cover of series The Nothing Mage
4.0

Completed

The Nothing Mage

  • Fantasy
  • Romance

"There’s nothing there." The words may as well have been a death sentence to young Declan. Without mana, there could be no studying at the sky-piercing Pinnacle Towers, there could be no great monster hunts, and there could be no following in his father’s legendary footsteps.

He’d be a cripple.

But when a terrible accident forces him to flee, Declan learns the true nature of his mana. Just because it doesn’t resonate at any known frequency, doesn’t mean it isn’t magic. Just because he can’t cast the same spells as everyone else doesn’t mean he isn’t a mage. And just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

  • Grimdark
  • High Fantasy
  • Progression
  • Eldritch
  • LGBT+
  • Underdog
  • Magic
  • Male Lead
  • War / Military
4.0

Completed

Cover of series  Romantically Apocalyptic Webcomic

No rating

Break

Romantically Apocalyptic Webcomic

  • Comedy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Action
  • Adventure

Charles Snippy finds himself lost and alone at the end of the world. He makes a wish for a friend and meets Zee Captain, an eccentric lunatic luminary, who drags him on an adventure through the eldritch, deadly, questionable and limitless post-apocalyptic world of tomorrow, a place where Goodness makes the rules and everything has purpose and passion.

  • Grimdark
  • Cyberpunk
  • Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Dystopia
  • Time Travel
  • Male Lead
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Superheroes
  • Multiple Leads
  • Technologically Engineered

No rating

Break

Cover of series Darkhelm

No rating

Completed

Darkhelm

  • Fantasy
  • Horror

You are a brief candle in a long night. You pass through, and we are grateful, but the blackness will take you.

Yet another village full of complaints. Daine listened, delivered all the justice she had power to give, and prepared to move on.

All in a day's work for a Knight of the Road.

Of course, some disliked her intrusion into their schemes, but they were of little concern. They had tried to stop her before and would doubtless try again.

Things change when Daine is charged with the protection of a simple stable boy. Shadows gather around those like Daine who seek to bring light, and their eyes are fixed on the boy.

Can Lady Darkhelm stand in their way? The realm needs heroes, and Daine Darkhelm may not be enough.BardLyre's Darkhelm is a grim and gritty epic fantasy adventure that thousands have already come to love through Royal Road. Dive in today, and brace yourself for a tale you'll never forget.

  • Grimdark
  • LitRPG
  • High Fantasy
  • Dystopia
  • Supernatural
  • Female Lead
  • Anti-Hero Lead
  • Mythos

No rating

Completed

Cover of series Godclads
5.0

Ongoing

Godclads

  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Sci-Fi

Avo was born to destroy New Vultun. In a twist of fate, he’ll become its only hope for salvation.

The gods were the enemy. The slaver. The chains. With dreams of paradise, humanity slaughtered them and stole their powers, opening the path to become more – to ascend.

Instead, they nearly destroyed the world.

Vast hive cities serve as the final bastions against the crumbling of reality. New Vultun is the greatest of them all, and within its borders, ascenders wage war to determine the laws of existence itself.

The world descends ever deeper into ruination.

Avo was born a weapon, a slave to his instincts and his masters. He and his brothers were made to burn New Vultun to ashes. Everything changes when Avo gains immortality and becomes heir to an impossible legacy.

He must ascend the megacity of New Vultun. He must challenge the very tyrants that usurped the gods.

He must finally free the world from chains.

  • Grimdark
  • Progression
  • Cyberpunk
  • Eldritch
  • Dystopia
  • Reincarnation
  • War / Military
  • Non-Human Lead
  • Mythos
5.0

Ongoing

Cover of series Tenebroum

No rating

Ongoing

Tenebroum

  • Fantasy
  • Horror

How long will it take for a murdered thief to distill into something monstrous? In this story the darkness only grows stronger, and its reach only grows wider as it expands by devouring the life that surrounds it. This is a dark fantasy where evil is a where, not just a who that focuses on slow progression, undeath, and atmospheric storytelling.  

  • Grimdark
  • Low Fantasy
  • Progression
  • Dungeon
  • Supernatural
  • Magic
  • Non-Human Lead
  • Villainous Lead
  • Mythos

No rating

Ongoing

Cover of series Inexorable Chaos

No rating

Completed

Inexorable Chaos

  • Fantasy
  • Comedy

Gods are, generally speaking, not fans of directly putting their fingers on the scale. This is for a variety of reasons, ranging from caution to amusement, but is generally because after a few hundred millennia and enough prayers to fill a hollow Earth, you're bound to learn the art of delegation.  Luckily, among the unwashed masses, there exist the exceptional, the gifted, those with the potential to become Heroes.

Useful pawns.

Thus, the Gods adopted a more laissez-faire policy.

Quasi Eludo has been a Hero. He did the whole "save the world” rigmarole, came home, and mulled over his magical journey. It was amazing! A whole lifetime as the destined savior, with magic and monsters, love and adventure, lifelong friendships and heartfelt goodbyes. There was so much, and yet, gone so soon.

It wasn’t enough. It was never enough. He wanted to do it again.  And where wants coincide, there's a market, so he sold his services to the lazy, wanton Gods. 

Quasi Eludo, Hero for Hire. [No world too big, no quest too small]

Now, after countless subjective centuries of Hero-ing, and several awkward conversations with the IRS, an odd God has come to Quasi with a unique request: Destroy a world, minimum payment of several million dollars on completion.

Quasi sees no reason not to accept.

*$50,000 USD minimum charge plus expenses for all fetch quests. Extermination requests subject to environmental review.

  • Grimdark
  • LitRPG
  • High Fantasy
  • Dungeon
  • GameLit
  • Martial Arts
  • Reincarnation
  • Secret Identity
  • Strategy
  • Magic
  • Male Lead
  • Portal / Isekai
  • War / Military
  • Female Lead
  • Non-Human Lead
  • Anti-Hero Lead
  • Multiple Leads
  • Overpowered / Strong Lead
  • Mythos
  • Slice of Life

No rating

Completed

Cover of series Arcane Awakening
3.5

Ongoing

Arcane Awakening

  • Fantasy

An age has passed, a blight curses the land, and one hero stands above the rest to restore the balance. Verdan Blacke is an Imperial Wizard, a researcher by preference but soldier by necessity.

Surviving an intense battle, Verdan is cursed by a hex witch in her final moments. Without any good options, Verdan escapes the ever-increasing pain the curse inflicts by performing a self-made stasis ritual. When the spell fades, and he has awoken, Verdan finds a world completely different from the one he left behind. Dark things work in daylight with impunity, once common knowledge is a mystery, and even the nature of magic that humans use has changed.

  • Grimdark
  • High Fantasy
  • Progression
  • Reincarnation
  • Time Travel
  • Magic
  • Overpowered / Strong Lead
3.5

Ongoing

Cover of series Victor of Tucson

No rating

Ongoing

Victor of Tucson

  • Fantasy

Victor can’t wait to get the hell out of high school, go to the local community college on a sports scholarship, and start his own life. But that’s all put on hold when he enters his abuela’s house and somehow ends up stepping into a world unlike anything he’s ever known, filled with fantastical meta-humans; walking, talking devils; and other creatures one usually needs some serious pharmaceuticals to see.Fanwath is no dream, though. In fact, it’s a nightmare. Sold into slavery as a pit fighter, Victor quickly learns his new home is controlled by the “System” and the only way to get ahead is to fight, kill, and collect the precious “Energy” that means the difference between a long life and an early grave. And according to his stats, Victor’s starting out at a solid zero.Lucky for him, no one in this world has ever met his kind before—which means they have no idea what he’s really capable of. But they’re about to find out . . .

  • Grimdark
  • LitRPG
  • High Fantasy
  • Progression
  • Cultivation
  • System
  • Underdog
  • Magic
  • Male Lead
  • Portal / Isekai
  • War / Military
  • Overpowered / Strong Lead

No rating

Ongoing

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