In a magic world on the verge of an industrial revolution, Ari Ragnarsson must uncover the truth behind his parents' disappearance. They were part of an organization known as the Order, which protects mankind from various threats - both human and supernatural.
Now, after Ari's brands finally manifested, he leaves the safety of his village and travels to the continent to learn how to control his powers. For strength is all the matters in this world.
There, he meets a man from another world, who's being hunted for the crime of existing. Their fates become intertwined, but not in a way either of them would like.
Author's note (contains minor non-story related spoilers about the MC and setting)
This is a progression fantasy story with LITRPG elements sprinkled on top. The main character isn't your typical spellsword, but a summoner/support mage hybrid. He wasn't ambushed by a random god, so there's no cheat item/spell and he has to rely on his skills and wits to survive in a world full of monsters. Also, the story revolves around a party dynamic akin to RPG sessions.
Few other things:
Non-native novice writer - some iffy wording and grammar issues may/will appear.
No health/mana bars. Numbers are secondary and the LITRPG elements focus more on classes/spells/runes and their evolutions.
Tables are sparse at the beginning, but from chapter 7 onwards they appear more often. Still, I won't be copy-pasting the whole character sheet dozens of times per chapter.
New chapters are released twice per week - on Sunday and Thursday, each ~2500 words.
This story is also available at royalroad.com