Earth suffered apocalypse. All electronics over the world were destroyed. War and famine ravaged the lands. When humanity tried to rebuild, they discovered that most technology no longer worked. The laws that governed the world had changed! Steam technology rose in popularity after the apocalypse. Humanity entered a new golden age. Then, the seven nightmares attacked. Espers with strange powers appeared. Mutants took over most of the world. This was the beginning of the Mana Apocalypse! My name is Edward Tesla and I was born during the Mana Apocalypse. This is my story about trying to protect everything I care about in this living hell. My inventions will defeat the nightmares and save the world! Steam rifles, steam tanks, and steam mechs. My inventions will surpass them all! Extra Note from the author: Some of the early chapters are a bit rough and need rewritten. Most of the long-term fans come from Chapter 21 and up. I guarantee the story continues to improve from there as you continue reading. Political factions, wars, steam tech, mana mysteries, and more. Though the story starts in America, it also visits China, Europe, Africa, and other areas of the world later on. -------------------------------------------------- Note from author: This novel was the winner of the Steampunk writing contest. Chapter Length: Chapters usually average between 2200 to 2800 words. Chapter Updates: Daily Updates. Chapters are usually posted around 12:00 PM US EST time. -------------------------------------------------- Readers, if you enjoy the book I'd appreciate anyone that adds the following tags: Academy Action AntiHero Apocalypse Esper Fantasy Futuristic Setting HiddenGem Horror Kingdom Building Magic Mech Mecha Mutant Steampunk SwordAndMagic War Weak to Strong
After a horrible experience, Tom begins his new life in Vyndra. It is a new planet with a peculiar way of life than what you were used to. It is not only inhabited by human beings but by other alien species and virtual creatures that swarm in the network. Being a Gifted, he must serve his species, being nothing more than a child. He only follows what they show, but he will try to find his place and a goal to move forward.
Official Discord : https://discord.gg/reFWz58 Bryan finds himself transmigrated into 16-year old Theodore. Theodore lost his father eight years ago. His father went MIA during the last war. After shutting himself in his rooms for eight years he buys a "Neural Aptitude Enhancer" from a murky dark underground trader. Naturally, the 'Enhancer' is a fake - a poison that kills the original Theodore. Now Bryan, well, 'new' Theodore needs to fight for his place in the universe. Will he become a rising star or will his star burn out pre-mature. Theodore promises himself he'll explore the galaxy, become an overlord and never regret a thing! This is Theodores Road of Advancement! Follow his adventure and find out if he's just a delusional lunatic or the greatest man the universe has ever seen! 14/01/2020 : Road of Advancement will continue as Mech Domination. This name is less vague about the setting and premise of the book. I hope this helps new readers find and ease into the content of the book.
It was always said that the future of gaming was virtual reality, but it was unknown to everyone just how true this would become. In the year 2089 virtual reality has become the only platform for gaming and all other aspects of early 2000's computing, desktops and laptops are relics of the past, holding the status of retro electronic systems. Offices are filled with immersion chairs that allow their workers to perform all tasks within virtual space, and schools are no longer a physical location. Despite this virtual reality can only be performed when an individual is lying within an immersion device, a large black chair that leans back at a relaxing angle with the user sunk down into the memory foam of the device. Through it's connection to the local intranet the device plunges users safely into the virtual space, leaving the body unconscious with their mind interacting with whatever program they chose to login to. This meticulously developed technology all belongs to one company, Nature's envy. Founded in the year 2029 this company spent five decades developing small incremental improvements to the previously created virtual reality headsets, before finally releasing the immersion chair which provided the previously un-achieved full dive virtual reality. Users could now enter into a virtual space where they are able to control their body as if it was real, and feel all their senses as if this was the real world. While it is unknown how they achieved it Nature's envy took the world by storm and shortly changed the way the world operates, causing businesses to fully move non-physical reliant operations into virtual space. Before long governments were joining the trend and moving all schools and universities into the virtual space and providing children over the age of 6 free immersion devices to go to school. With the technology progressing rapidly out of nowhere it was no surprise to anyone that the large video game companies would step up to the challenge of releasing hot new titles for virtual space, with the emphasis now being on mmorpg's as the main genre that people were clamoring for. But one game stood out among the rest, one that promised to surpass all others for one simple reason. Nature's envy were releasing their own game that had no equal, dìon. With all advertisements spouting the same line "created to protect us, betrayed by us, betrayed by all, the dìon will forge their own path in this hostile universe"
Year 3020 - A new generation rises. The world has changed after of series of war and catastrophe as well as the shape of the earth. Humanity has also achieved greater lengths with technology, with an advanced progress and advanced weaponry. A young teenager lives within the capital city of "Ranila" where the civilization thrives, huge buildings and so much more. With mechas, futuristic fashion and technology to futuristic state of the art weaponry and many more. He does not know what destiny lies before him as he opens a new adventure ahead of him in the vast and thriving community that he lives in.
After a great war that long senses passed to the point where the enemy was forgotten, know the people of earth have expanded to the stars in hopes on new resources, a small business that help others that cant help them self called The Saints and the ones protecting there are the Black Ashes them in there grip for protection a safety they give them a large sum of money and resources. Lance is a young man in his mid 20's a part of the Saints as and one of there best mining workers, Lance has been looking for a place in the world and can't find his purpose in life and has been trying to findsomething that can get them out of the black ashes grip for the hope of his loved ones.
Moriko stole a Mech. It wasn't her plan, she just saw it and thought it was abandoned. Now both the military and the people who originally meant to steal it are after her -- why is such an old Mech so important? And why don't they want just the Mech, but her too?? And how do they know her real name? * Parental Guidance Suggested for: + violence + language + partial nudity
Upon the ancient planet of Chejeveck, colonized and Terra-Formed millennia ago by the bygone humans of the Era Of Starlight, is a culture decimated by war, famine and stagnation. After the collapse of the Era of Starlight, the planet has been rendered near uninhabitable through liberal use of nuclear warheads, space-vessel bombardments and orbital weapons platforms. What was left were the ruins of cities, factory-complexes and machine-yards. Vast planes of scrap metal and junk cover a major portion of the planet’s surface. Through untold centuries, the surviving humans here have strangled out an existence of misery and bloodshed as the ways of the past were forgotten and replaced with the ever-looming threat of destruction and the constant fight for survival. The ancestors once relied on the machines known as “ENHANCED LABOR UNITS”, or ELUs for short, to work the massive power plants, weapons factories, missile silos and everything else on the planet. Now, the people rely on these once magnificent machines to do war. Cannibalized, rebuilt, retro-fitted and upgraded; these once fusion-powered mech-suits rely on gasoline, coal, or electricity as they march across the wastes. The Scrap-Dunes, as they are called by some tribes, cannot be traversed by any wheeled vehicle, and thus the often two-legged, all-terrain, up to fifteen foot tall ELUs proved invaluable in the aftermath of the many wars fought on this planet’s soil. For the humans of Chejeveck, survival is won by the boot and metal of the ELUs and their pilots. As time claws onward, more history and more knowledge is lost; The Dust Takes All. The Rust Eats All. Follow the journey of a young man, Jakabi of the Eondai Settlement as he grows in maturity, skill and strength. This book is dedicated to my love; Rachel.
Marcos Bosano, a.k.a. Mark, was a common student whose only hobby was playing video-games. One day on his way back from school Mark was brutally killed due to pure bad luck. But this is not the end, actually his story is just beginning as Mark is miraculously reincarnated thousands of years later in the body of a teenager inside a secret lab that was under attack. After awaking in the future Mark soon discovers that the world he lives now is way too similar to one of his favorite games in his past life. Coincidence or not, Mark decides to use his knowledge on the game's story to forge his own path in history while fighting for his life, freedom and the future of humankind.
Having a fortunate encounter with a rare material while mining. Ark gets a chance to enter a prestigious Academy for training the best mech rectors. But having nearly zero experience with mechs and he has to pass an exam to enter the school. Being an orphan and having to rely on himself for living. And without anyone to teach him he has to do something on his own to pass the test and enter the Academy. Only by entering the Academy can he be able to fulfil his fantasy dream of riding the legendary mechs. With which he had fallen in love at first sight which was shown on news. ---------- Seated on a training mech. His test is to finish the obstacle course and get the passing marks of 50. Without any prior knowledge, he starts panicking when seeing many unknown things in front of him. In his frenzy state, a voice calms him down. [ System fully recharged] [ Host's desire Acknowledged] [ Reward for awakening me has been allocated] [ Low-level Mech Rector Skill has been received] [ Learning Initiated] [ Congratulations! The host has successfully learned the skill] [ New Quest Received- Pass the Test and enter the Academy] [ Reward- Skill level Up, 25 Exp] ....