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A (Not So) Simple Fetch Quest
A (Not So) Simple Fetch Quest
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Oh great hero! The evil Demon Lord has once again arisen to terrorise our lands, and we have summoned you to save our people!

No, we don't want you to fight the demon lord! Of course not; we're the good guys! What sort of good guys kidnap people from other worlds and force them to take part in wars that have nothing to do with them? That would just be plain evil! We'd be no better than the demons!

Katie, after her summoning by an excessively loud mage suddenly takes an unexpected twist, is sent off on a simple fetch quest, with a promise that she'll be back home in five minutes at most. She doesn't even need to leave the building. Alas, when a goddess' blessing causes her wish for an actual adventure to be taken rather more literally than she expected, she finds herself lost in a dark cave, far away from the sword she was supposed to acquire and far too close to a population of giant bugs. Still, at least she wished her life wasn't in any danger. Among other things.

Be careful what you wish for. You might just get it.

This is a dark litRPG adventure, both in terms of Katie accidentally wishing all the lights out, and also in that she loses as often as she wins, often with horrific and disturbing consequences. Luckily, Katie isn’t the sort of person to let a mere grizzly death or two get her down, and is prepared to try, try and try again to get her hands on the holy sword and finally complete her ‘simple’ fetch quest. Or perhaps—with a few resistance skills under her nightie—she might even come to enjoy losing. Not that she’d ever consider forgoing revenge, even if she did.

I’ve ticked all the content warning checkboxes for this one. Dark things happen to the MC, and she does dark things right back to everything else. There’s no explicit sexual content, but there are enough references to justify the warning, including to rape. Profanity happens rarely, but Katie isn’t averse to swearing when she gets particularly angry. As for gore, it doesn’t get much worse than the first few chapters, but there will be occasional chapters that have extra content warnings. There will be mind control.

Published here, royalroad and amazon.

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AdventureFantasyHorrorIsekaiLitRPGMysteryPsychological
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Beastkin Brainwashing Demons Dragons Dungeons Female Protagonist Game Elements Gore Monsters Pragmatic Protagonist RPG Summoned Hero Transported into a Game World Weak to Strong Zombies
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    New Mishehoo17
    Status: side story: the student

    Well Done. It's very rare to find a book with an insane protagonist that is even remotely decent, but you managed to do it perfectly. The writing flows well and the plot is a very original twist on the classics. Honestly, I read so many novels that it's very hard for me to find ones that actually feel like I hadn't read something exactly like it before. You had me practically at the synopsis and had outdone my expectations many times over. One of the best I've ever read, and it means something when my book count is in the thousands.

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    Xaelscythe
    Status: chapter 44: visitors

    This is definitely worth the read, I stayed up an entire night just binge-reading. Really surprised that this isn't more popular. This is now one of my favorite stories.

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    Comfycat
    Status: chapter 1: summoning

    It's not poorly written, but the amount of abuse set upon the protagonist, both willingly and unwillingly..?

    It quickly goes from disturbing, toward alarming, veering around silly and finally stopping where I start to wonder if this is someone's fetish.

    Spoiler

    In short, the main character is 'immortal', using a respawn mechanic. In no particular order, they are eaten, poisoned, turned undead, stabbed, beaten, nearly turned into a pod person of some sort, mind controlled, immolated, dissolved, dismembered, asphyxiated, suffers a heart attack, erased by the void, burned by lava, and probably a few other deaths I've forgotten.

    Yeah, she's using an rpg game mechanic that offers increasing resistances to damage.. Which means she does all of the above multiple times. Sometimes for days on end. Even played for laughs it goes on longer than some might find comfortable.

     

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    I'll give it four stars for the story itself being well written, but not for the squeamish.

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    JackyHF
    Status: chapter 59: forest fire

    Excellent dark LitRPG with almost completely flawless language. The world building is clever and unlike most examples intentionally doesn't make sense. That is in itself a point which actually drives the story... and slowly but surely drives poor Katie insane. After all, when you just respawn after death and learn and keep all sorts skills, the best option to advance is to die a hundred times to grind those skills upwards.

    The horror is quite hefty and I'm surprised it is not set as one of the genres, but it's balanced a little by good (if often somewhat morbid) comedy. And it keeps up a steady pace at telling the (mis) adventures of poor Katie.

    But note that when I say horror, I mean it. From bodily mutilation and wanton violence to outright bodily and mind rape due to powerful and/or controlling entities, this story pulls no punches in its descriptions. So keep that in mind when reading.

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    CryptoCat
    Status: Chapter 38: Mirror

    A very very enjoyable dark litrpg. 

    To put it simply, I'll be checking daily for updates. Love what you're doing, author, so don't give up.👍

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    Shadeymankey
    Status: completed

    I read ahead and now own copies. I LOVE this story. Sure there are some plot threads I might have changed, but even those are AWESOME

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