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Roleplay / Overlord Ascendant

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Where Demons run the legal system, Dragons guard the treasury, Ogres make good lumberjacks, Elves do the farming and the Dwarves were kicked off the continent because their technology was considered a crime against magic.

Overlord Ascendant in an online roleplaying game in the form of a text adventure format. In it, you play as the recently orphaned messenger Alex, as she seeks to gain power, avenge her family and rebuild her life.


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Overlord Ascendant Contains Examples of

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The Lower Sewers, the local dungeon.
  • After the End: Due to the Gods warring with each other for millenia, before the Arches appeared and created the Adventurer system.
  • An Adventurer Is You: Outright featured in the setting, with hundreds of classes divided into 6 tiers, individual "unlock" requirements, and evolution trees.
  • The Archmage: Merlin is regarded as the first, and was the creator of dungeons, and is rumored to have been the creator of the entire Adventurer system in the first place.
  • Benevolent Boss: Alex, after coming into possession of the former Sex Slave Lilith, immediately gave her healing potions to deal with their injuries, bought her good clothes, gave her a good bed, pays for her to learn to read, and helps deal with her problems.
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  • Character Tiers: Classes are divided into 6 tiers. Higher tiers offer the benefits of related lower-class tiers, plus their own, as well as offering better stats.
  • Class and Level System: Featured in the setting. Most people can only have one class at a time, though.
  • Cool Old Guy: Edgar, who teaches Alex in return for errands performed.
  • Daughter of a Whore: Alex is the daughter of prostitute, and a non-human client. She has no problems with this, nor with the expectation she would follow in her mothers footstep, though she ultimately didn't.
  • Deal with the Devil: As the page quote indicates, Demons run the legal and economic systems, forcing anyone who wants to work with such things to make a deal with them. Fortunately, they will hold to any agreement made. Unfortunately, they will try to trick you, unless you're powerful/rich/important enough.
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  • Deity of Human Origin: One of the classes is God. It's tier 6, obviously.
  • Dirty Old Woman: Mrs Blackwell, who supplied the brothel that Alex grew up in with potions in exchange for "services", and has buried 3 husbands and 2 wives. She takes youth potions, which makes things easier.
  • Dungeon Crawling: An in-universe thing. It's mentioned that they're artificial, though, created by an ancient Adventurer.
  • Earth All Along: It's hinted that the world is set on a future Earth.
  • Ethical Slut: Ethical is pushing it, but Alex is in favour of all involved having a pleasant, non-regrettable time.
  • Evil Overlord: A tier 6 class in the game. Has been compared to Sauron.
  • Fantasy Character Classes: A small selection of the classes featured in the quest, by the creators own admission.
  • Fantasy Kitchen Sink
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Alex has no problems fight partially or fully naked.
  • Giant Spider: The 1st Floor boss in the Lower Sewers is one. When killed, it's young burst out as live young and attack the killer. Alex notes this completely denies spider biology.
  • The Gift: Featured in a variety of characters. Alex is an example, having an innate talent at learning anything, not to mention her half-human abilities. Lilith is a more focused and unfortunate version, being incredibly gifted at anything to do with Elementals, which became a problem when she instinctively learned to summon a Pain Elemental, without the knowing or ability to control it.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Uncommon but not unheard of. Alex is an example.
  • Hybrid Monster: Like half-human hybrids above. Michel is an example, being half-Seraphim, half-Harpy.
  • Hybrid Overkill Avoidance: Hybrids are eventually revealed to be sterile. Neriel even states it's why you don't see stuff like a "troll-dragon-ogre-demon". Exceptions are mentioned to exist, but whether such things are natural, or the result of magic, is unknown.
  • Jerkass Gods: The seven with Churches in the City of Merchants, and the God of Blood have all been confirmed to be, at best, uncaring and selfish.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Alex shows that nothing, whether that's missing an arm, or having a hole through her chest, or being cut in half, bothers her much.
  • Merlin: The first Archmage and creator of the dungeons. Edgar admires him.
  • Merchant City: The setting isn't called "The City of Merchants" for nothing.
  • Mystical White Hair: Hybrids tend to have white hair, apparently.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Begin life possessing an element that defines their nature, and as they get older, they eventually pick up a metal, followed by gemstone, along with a secondary element. Hybrids develop far quicker, due to their growth being disconnected from age.
    • Alex and her family are Lust Dragons, with Command as their secondary element and Silver their metal. WoG is that Alex's gemstone form is called "Midnight Dragon", and uses Obsidian as the gemstone base.
  • Power Crystal: Power Crystals, which are used to activate the Resplendent Arch, and then serves as an Adventurers character sheet.
  • Prestige Class: All, really, but the higher tier classes have stricter and more difficult requirements.
  • Primal Scene: A rather horrible version, when Alex walked in on her mother servicing an Ogre with a cannibalism fetish. She states that nothing has compared ever since.
  • Resurrection Sickness: Featured. It apparently halves your stats, and all your skills and perks have a 50% chance of becoming inactive while the debuff persists. It normally lasts a month, but those with a particularly hardy constitution may recover sooner.
  • Slavery: If it's slave trope, it features. The cities other name of "The City of Slaves" is well deserved.
    • Sex Slave: Endemic. Lilith used to be one, before coming into Alex's possession/employ.
  • Summon Magic: Summoning is a featured magic. Lilith is innately talented in summoning and controlling Elementals.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. Jemma, after a horrific experience, undergoes therapy.
  • Upgrade Artifact: The Resplendent Arch, which is used to become an adventurer.
  • Vice City: The City of Merchants, Leshesh, is also known as the City of Slaves. It's the setting of the story.

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