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An Unsolvable Problem

By WantedHero

79 0 0 6088

Where did Dax...the 3' 10", half-naked, cigar-smoking, green-skinned, heavy-drinking, foul-tempered creature come from? You wouldn't believe me if I told you. But I'll tell you anyway...

DO Book 1 - Hidden Secrets

By amelianite

55 0 0 6468

"Here's the game, Aiden. We date. We hold hands. The first person that falls in love with the other loses." “I know a better game, Winterborne. Why don’t you join me in helping to save the world instead of playing a childish game?” -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Calsifer,...

Красные Небеса Нендама

By GrandDohodyaga

47 0 0 508

Древние земли @[Нендама](location:3bdd994b-d8dd-4b3d-ab82-cc52e632a8b2), огромного региона в @[Аллазоуле](article:f71095de-46c5-4341-b635-dc6cc1fb27d0) находятся под атакой Великой Красной Армии, или же Армии Арикабана. Самоотверженные жители ближайших деревень...

Tales From The Roadkill Tavern: Mind's Eye

By WantedHero

994 18 0 2441

What do the greatest bards of the world do when they get together? They challenge one another's sanity, of course. Mind's Eye is a challenge of storytelling wit. Can you solve the mystery behind each tale? Find out.

The Crimson Foxes: Foxes' Prey

By mastergentleman

26 0 0 30280

Vincent Galvan has prospered for years as a wayfinder, guiding travelers across all of Seliador and surviving countless adventures and ordeals. Yet when two travelers from the Vaether Republic contract his skills, he finds himself in the midst of a perilous...

THE SUM, OR ITS PARTS.

By thekhanartist

28 0 0 461

Those who live in blissful ignorance of reality do not question what sacrifices are made to ensure their enduring existence, but those who are aware suffer the weight of knowing that peace and prosperity are not reliant on those who speak of them from the...

War Till Ragnarok

By Erinys H

0 0 1942

Lagetha Javya is a mercenary, wandering the war zone between the countries of Khuvell and Vredrana, and she prefers to work alone. That is until the charismatic Ragnar Morgenstern bests her in a duel and forces her to join his mercenary troupe, the Ebony Riders....

Named For Andraste

By subtletylost

28 0 0 3820

Most people who knew Andrea Trevelyan before the Conclave had very distinct opinions of her. She was weak. She was quiet. She was a disappointment. Most, but not all. Some thought her to be an inspiration in the way she defied the traits that had so often...

Crimson Spires and Golden Threads: Dean Pirate Collection

By LanceMcKenath

156 2 0 1894

This collection of tales are from the Dean Pirate's point of view surrounding Lance, his ship Rhovanielle, and his crew. Lance's Awakening is an overzealous annual celebration when he heals in The Trench and strengthens his tie with Dea. However this time,...

The Runaway's Hope

By WriterGreg

142 0 0 4596

Vola ran away from a life of slavery only to be entrapped by far more terrible master. Hope for a better life quickly faded to a tiny spark. Sometimes a spark is enough.

Emberchild

By WTAnderton

15 0 0 585

Emil and Vivienne have always longed for adventure, to explore the wider world outside their small village. When strangers visit the town, just days before a coming of age celebration, both friends will find themselves forced into an adventure they could never...

The Maiden's Request

By WriterGreg

238 1 0 4372

Master horseman, Henrik of Rickenvatten, finds himself in the foreign imperial palace of Chienhu. A stranger in a strange land. His skills brought him under the scrutiny of the Grand Secretary and the admiration of Princess Jing. His only hope is to keep his...

The Last Light

By VeyTakon

240 1 0 3819

“So what did you do with the bone dragon?” Cali was on the edge of her seat, literally. The question confounded Professor Smith for a moment, giving Cali a chance to continue. “You’ve never told me how you saved Jorinn and escaped the dragon. You didn’t use…...

From the Tides

By ScenOliver

36 0 0 0

Kamei Sa’Bana, the daughter of the third heir to the Prohavan Seat, has been stripped of her future. Her life, love and career were all torn from her. Her hand offered in a treaty with the fifth Graetion prince, Kamei must learn to make the best of her life....

The Price of Fame

By WantedHero

826 0 0 66547

Honest Politicians. Humane Terrorists. Religious Devils. Then it gets confusing… Wendell’s learned that gnomes are just as irritating and dangerous as humans…they just come in smaller packaging. Citizens are rebelling, the government’s collapsing, the Church...

The Ruin of the Dragon Part I: The Stag [TEASER]

By J. L. Gryphon

533 0 0 13562

When an outcast elf is captured by assassins sent by her tyrannical sister, she must face the consequences of her bloody past, escape the intriguing assassin leader, and uncover the secret plot brewing behind it all that only a dragon seems to know. For more...

Al caire del precipici

By Ondo

15 0 0 6048

Segueix el viatge de l'Aidena quan

Dissevered

By Jordo_707

21 0 0 963

Sari’s body remains twisted in the aftermath of demonic possession, forever marking her as unholy. Seen as an abomination by her former countrymen, she is hunted night and day by those seeking to prove their strength and conviction. With only her brother Invar...

Edarville

By GwynnaML

17 0 0 168064

Maxed-out Max never wanted to get sent to Shang'rok. His objective: find and follow the escaped prisoner Killian Brave, the greatest traitor to the six realms the Force had ever seen. They didn't warn him about the werewolves- or the weather. Saved by Natasha...

Summer Camp 2020

By gfishbone

873 12 2 4996

Poems and articles inspired by World Anvil's Summer Camp 2020 prompts.

Trench Wars

By WantedHero

759 2 0 73284

Wizards. Elves. Giant Robots with Automatic Weapons. Wendell is dying for a change of scenery, but Clockworks City has a ban on all outsiders. It’s a law punishable by death. So how does a 5’ 10” human hide among 1.5 BILLION gnomes? By competing in the #1...

Commingled

By Jordo_707

627 0 0 11585

The search for lost family becomes a journey for redemption across a foreign land.

Pandora

By gfishbone

511 1 0 648

Tricked for the last time by the titan Prometheus, Zeus vows revenge on the entire mortal race. His weapon of choice: Pandora. Verse by verse, the poems in this Pandora's puzzlebox can be unlocked by clues hidden throughout the Mythology in Verse pages.

Travellers

By bluecoffeejava

61 0 0 4077

This story is also posted to RoyalRoad.com.

Darkchild

By Lycanis

15 0 0 0

A young girl with corrupt abilities and the training of a righteous mentor, must rise to action as her people are massacred throughout their forest home.

Lyrianne of the Song

By SolarCat02

2 0 0 0

On a mission from her Goddesses, Lyrianne sets forth into a hostile land to save her mother and her comfortable ordinary life. But past secrets have a way of coming to life, and everything she thinks she knows is about to change.

Ride to Ukkan Isle

By BrokenJac

541 6 6 9661

[center][Novelette][/center] Loque Rejima stands at the edge of his own world, the tense peace falling apart as he begins to Break. Spirits dance around his head; memories of the long past haunt Loque's thoughts; and Loque races to find a way to save himself...

Chronicles Extras: Kyliene

By WantedHero

311 6 1 3364

Life may not turn out the way we think it will. But that doesn't mean our lives are any less critical to the world around us. ...just ask Moira.

God Noise

By Mar Qaroll

429 5 0 54323

[h2]Volume Information[/h2] The venomous snake slithers over bloodied ground, waiting for the ultimate prey. The young raven innately yearns to fly, fearful of clipped wings. Separate, yet unknowingly intertwined, they await the vibrations in air and land...

Shiobe Rising: Chapter 1 Excerpt

By Kwyn Marie

21 0 0 5659

Trusting a spy is ludicrous. Shiobe knows this. She has read numerous histories, stories and dragon myths that expound on the dangers of such folly. But when handsome Sikode gives her a tip concerning the killing of two hapless Lower City criminals outside...

Goku & Lan Fan

By Erinys H

1 0 0 6442

Join Son Goku and Shao Lan Fan on their journey all across Wúlin. Both aiming to become the strongest, Goku seeks to find his lost mentor and fellow student while Lan Fan seeks to conquer a nightmare. Along the way, they meet new friends, battle dangerous...

Heavenly Hell

By moonflower-writing

26 0 0 3

Delmenia is a world where bird-winged Angels and insect-winged Demons run amok. In the capital city of Rothos - Helemia, a young Angel named Jesse finds himself bestowed with a great honor. Jesse has been appointed as a Seraph - a guardian of the Archangel...

Lost In Subtlety

By subtletylost

37 0 0 12050

This is the story of the Blight. A story of love and loss, of hope and pain, of fear and understanding. It is the story of Grey-Wardens. The story of how three elves, three humans, and two dwarves decided the fate of Ferelden. They were not alone, no one is...

The Runner

By gfishbone

1491 9 0 4988

In a time of disease and social distancing, the seven-gated City of Thebes cowers in fear. But in the city's darkest hour, a new hero will rise. Following in the footsteps of Ino, a true Spartoi runs...toward death! [i]The Runner[/i] is Book One of the "Pyrrha...

Second Chances

By WantedHero

821 0 0 70214

Fame. Fortune. Thrown into the City incinerator. Wendell’s chance at the title was always a long shot. Since then he’s been on TV, Radio and even has the attention of The Church. Fact is, he’s more popular than ever. So why are people trying to kill him? (It’s...

Short story: Endurance

By therambogeeks

14 0 0 0

This is a short story of Endurance, before the Shattering. Conflict: Personal Conflict: Characters: Setting: Before the Castillo Estates is completed? Before she gets Bota and @Meliori?

Into The Fire

By WantedHero

1093 0 0 80747

Stranded, alone…with a tree sticking out of his bellybutton. Wendell’s task is simple: get to Til-Thorin Keep. No problem. Add to that no map, no help and no flippin’ idea where he is and you have a day in the life of our hero. Oh wait—we forgot to add the...

NaNoWriMo 2020

By PanAndPaper

11 0 0 1

A factory worker travels to a dangerous world of magic that holds secrets about his own world.

Tales from within the woods...

By PPisFunnyWord

16 0 0 310

Anyone who's grown up outside the cities of the world knows the child-like wonder and mystery of the woods... but like the endlessly vast oceans that make our planet blue, what lies deeper within haunts and fascinates those who have lived to see it.

Halladhun Kampagne #1-20

By dobedima

149 0 0 1494

Die Erforschung der Inseln von Skeifal bringt Unruhe in das Reich der Dvergar von Halladhun. Mit den Entdeckungen und Expeditionen gehen Reichtum, Gefahr und Veränderung einher - Dinge, die das abgeschiedene und langsam lebende Volk in ungewohnten Aufruhr...

The White Death of Kelunbar

By CharlyGracious

294 1 0 7675

Kelunbar Forest has been quiet for a millennia and the creatures there have learned to live without the help of the old gods. Recently, however, something is changing. A monster is terrorizing the forest, the sequoia stump speaks of evil, and the Great Mycelium...

Golden Leaves

By lacyrey

13 0 0 0

A young girl tries to keep a tree alive through criminal means in order to become queen.

The Penthesileiad

By gfishbone

1545 16 3 56174

Directly following the [i]Iliad[/i], a tragically misthrown javelin brings Queen Penthesileia and her crew of Amazon warriors to the besieged city of Ilion and into the next stage of the Trojan War. The [i]Penthesileiad[/i] is a free verse adaptation of...

Visions of Ka-Pith

By ilionblaze

12 0 0 975

Part of the Codex of the Viridian Serpent, the. Visions of Ka-Pith provide insight into the creation of the world and events to come.

Race to Til-Thorin

By WantedHero

745 18 0 84649

Dream girls. Fried snails. A 30” bodyguard with pink ponytails. Being a hero comes with learning curves. The curve of a hip. The curve of a sword. The curve of a sucker punch as it connects with your face. It wouldn’t be so bad if Wendell had professionals...

Scourge of the East

By Espen-Johansen

632 0 0 32706

This story is set 10 years before the events of The Age of Calamitous series and follows the Navy Captain, Feregreth Sorrowhill as he ventures out on a covert operation.

The Child of the Volgs

By Navior

24 0 0 13763

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...

Foxes' Prey

By mastergentleman

18 0 0 30614

Vincent Galvan has prospered for years as a wayfinder, guiding travelers across all of Seliador and surviving countless adventures and ordeals. Yet when two travelers from the Vaether Republic contract his skills, he finds himself in the midst of a perilous...

Duel of a Lifetime for Two Swordsmiths

By shyredfox

14 0 0 996

[p][/p](A tale from Umeji’s copy of [category:5585d72a-7c67-4cea-9aca-ffb69f04e592]Myths, compiled by Shintani Daisuke[/category]) [br][br] How far would you go to be the greatest sword maker of all time? [br][br] It may seem absurd for two of Japan’s most...

Russolia Jadeye - Short Story

By michaelthominks

99 0 0 1604

A short telling of the events leading up to the siege of Medale and the famous survivor, Russolia Jadeye.

Throne of Deceit

By Nick_Scryer

38 0 0 20051

In a world reeling from a grueling one hundred year war, the short lived peace is threatened when Dark Elf invaders begin to appear in lands they should not. Using the Ten year Anniversary Celebration of the war as an opportunity, one of the Kings elite guard...

Into the Woods

By therambogeeks

316 2 1 999

When the timbermen come, what lengths will the guardian go to? Who can protect the Brightcastle Woods?

Tales From The Roadkill Tavern: Butter & Rum

By WantedHero

841 17 3 9134

Mystery. Magic. Adventure. That's what the bard promises. Anything for coin or a pint of his favorite drink. But once in a while some catch Terrin in a special mood...and he lets slip his most precious secrets.

Tales from the Roadkill Tavern: QUIETUS

By WantedHero

1856 14 4 5498

Boden Rigg is a merchant of the Black Market with a shady reputation. After a career of making fortunes from the tragedy of others, Fate comes to collect its wages.

Lapis of Nicodem

By Kwyn Marie

13 0 0 7763

Lapis joined the rebel cause for one purpose only; to revenge the death of her family on the traitor who betrayed them. Since age twelve, she has trained to that end, hiding her past and the fact she survived in anticipation of catching the man unaware and...

Tales of Eyre

By The Reserved Elf

1 0 0 5584

Short Stories covering the goings on of denizens within the World of Eyre. Follow the Adventures of Malishaar, a poor Half-elven Girl from the streets of Dragonwind in Tyrban as she gets her bearings as a fledgling bard in training! Learn the Tragic beginnings...

BT Book 1: Wolf Bound

By amelianite

477 0 0 9703

Book 1 of the Bound Series. Warning: If you can't handle extreme angst, this isn't the story for you. "Like Underworld meets Game of Thrones meets Vikings meets Dungeons and Dragons meets Supernatural!" On the planet of Eskǎvaëís lives Kěith Cheonsa, the...

When the Kit Met a Falling Star

By shyredfox

256 6 0 988

Young Nakamura Hisako meets a messenger from Inari. What news will he have for her?

Faraday School For Wizards (Working Title)

By barriesaxxy

10 0 0 3737

Life is hard enough when you're fourteen, even when you're not saving the world

History of the City of Brass

By ThirstyBard

25 0 0 3317

[h2] Upon his Brazen Throne, the Sultan awaits! [/h2] The City of Brass, legendary capital of the efreeti empire and jewel of the genie nations sits upon a multi-dimensional vortex at the edge of the Elemental Plane of Fire. From here the Sultan sends his...