The Dragon's Wrath: A Virtual Dream

The Dragon's Wrath

A Virtual Dream

Volume 1

Brent Roth

Copyrights

The Dragon's Wrath: A Virtual Dream

Copyright © 2015 by Brent Roth

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval system, copied in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise transmitted without written permission from the publisher.

Contents

The Dragon's Wrath

A Virtual Dream

Copyrights

Contents

A Word from the Author

Chapter 00: The Preamble

(Thursday, December 31st Real Day)

Chapter 0: The Preamble, Ext.

(Thursday, December 31st Real Day)

Chapter 1: The Beginning

(Friday, January 1st Game Day / Friday, January 1st Real Day)

Chapter 2: First Quest

(Friday, January 1st Game Day / Friday, January 1st Real Day)

Chapter 3: Level Up

(Saturday, January 2nd Game Day / January 1st Real Day)

Chapter 4: Why I Game

(Saturday, January 2nd Game Day / January 1st Real Day)

Chapter 5: A Step to Greatness

(Saturday, January 2nd Game Day / January 1st Real Day)

Chapter 6: It's a Grind

(Tuesday, January 5th Game Day / Saturday, January 2nd Real Day)

Chapter 7: A Camp Site

(Friday, January 22nd Game Day / Friday, January 8th Real Day)

Chapter 8: Alpha n' Beta Meeting

(Saturday, January 9th Real Day)

Chapter 9: AnB Meeting Plus One

(Saturday, January 9th Real Day)

Chapter 10: Planning for the Future

(Thursday, January 28nd Game Day / Sunday, January 10th Real Day)

Chapter 11: Scaling the Mountain

(Tuesday, February 9th Game Day / Thursday, January 14th Real Day)

Chapter 12: Return to the Face

(Wednesday, February 10th Game Day / Thursday, January 14th Real Day)

Chapter 13: The Mountain's Peak

(February 24th Game Day / January 18th Real Day)

Chapter 14: Anvil Descending

(March 3rd Game Day / January 21th Real Day)

Chapter 15: At the Base, a Woman

(Saturday, March 6th Game Day / Friday, January 22nd Real Day)

Chapter 16: A Crowded Cabin for Two

(Saturday, March 6th Game Day / Friday, January 22nd Real Day)

Chapter 17: The Earl and Selene

(Saturday, March 6th Game Day / Friday, January 22nd Real Day)

Chapter 18: Changing of the Guard

(Sunday, March 7th Game Day / Friday, January 22nd Real Day)

Chapter 19: Awaiting the Search

(Monday, March 8th Game Day / Saturday, January 23rd Real Day)

Chapter 20: Killing the Earl

(Monday, March 8th Game Day / Saturday, January 23rd Real Day)

Chapter 21: Freedom or Something like It

(Monday, March 8th Game Day / Saturday, January 23rd Real Day)

Chapter 22: After the Earl, After the Past

(Tuesday, March 9th Game Day / Saturday, January 23rd Real Day)

Chapter 23: Alpha n' Beta Meeting #2

(Saturday, January 23rd Real Day)

Chapter 24: The Journey back to Camp

(Tuesday, March 9th Game Day / Saturday, January 23rd Real Day)

Chapter 25: Selene and Katherine

(Thursday, March 11th Game Day / Sunday, January 24rd Real Day)

Chapter 26: I Didn't Know

(Thursday, March 11th Game Day / Sunday, January 24rd Real Day)

Chapter 27: Diggin' a Hunt

(Thursday, March 11th Game Day / Sunday, January 24rd Real Day)

Chapter 28: Working Through the Days

(Thursday, March 11th Game Day / Sunday, January 24rd Real Day)

Chapter 29: NPC-Recruiter Oh My

(Sunday, April 25th Game Day / Monday, February 8th Real Day)

Chapter 30: Recruit! Recruit! Recruit!

(Sunday, April 25th Game Day / Monday, February 8th Real Day)

Chapter 31: Ocean Air in the Moonlight

(Friday, April 30th Game Day / Tuesday, February 9th Real Day)

Chapter 32: Thoughts of Companions' Past

(Sunday, May 9th Game Day / Friday, February 12th Real Day)

Chapter 33: Developing Culture

(Monday, May 10th Game Day / Saturday, February 13th Real Day)

Chapter 34: Alpha n' Beta Meeting #3

(Saturday, February 13th Real Day)

Chapter 35: Bad Motivation

(Tuesday, May 11th Game Day / Saturday, February 13th Real Day)

Chapter 36: Call to Arms

(Monday, May 17th Game Day / Monday, February 15th Real Day)

Chapter 37: A Real Town

(Sunday, May 23rd Game Day / Wednesday, February 17th Real Day)

Chapter 38: Looking For Group

(Sunday, May 23rd Game Day / Wednesday, February 17th Real Day)

Chapter 39: The First Floor

(Sunday, May 23rd Game Day / Wednesday, February 17th Real Day)

Chapter 40: The First Floor, Pt. 2

(Sunday, May 23rd Game Day / Wednesday, February 17th Real Day)

Afterword from the Author

A Word from the Author

The following work contains mature themes, including but not limited to detailed representations of violent combat, death, and occasional profanity that are intended for a mature audience and may not be suitable for children under the age of unknown.

In truth, there are many other mature themes throughout the entire novel that cover a wide range of topics, many of which are quite personal. Though the original intent was to produce an adventure fantasy with a mixture of personal struggle, character development, and plenty of action… somehow some romance slipped in.

The story is mostly a fictional one with real life experiences strewn about for added realism, but all names or places contained within are purely fictitious with no relation to any real-life entity.

As far as the contents and the relatively short chapters are concerned, the original design of the work was as a weekly web-novel and was written as such. The general premise for those unfamiliar with that format is self-contained short chapters that can be read individually and within ten to thirty minutes on the go.

Of specific note to the style contained within, if it would help readers visualize the narrative, think of a diary that's done in real-time or shortly thereafter with the ability to edit.

In the end though, I sincerely hope that you enjoy the book and find something positive to take away from it. Having personally struggled far more than anything detailed in this book, I can only say that sometimes, a little dream can take you quite far.

Chapter 00: The Preamble

(Thursday, December 31st Real Day)

I must confess; I am a man of many faces. What appears on the surface belies a complicated, tormented interior.

In public I'm a well-spoken and social man with a confident but passive disposition often considered optimistic and positive. A man who most consider genuinely kind and who will always be there to support or help one in need.

In private, I'm a conflicted person who often struggles with doubt and apprehension, motivational issues stemming from a lack of self-confidence, and a myriad of health issues that have plagued me for nearly half my life.

I'm a quiet person that prefers isolation and solitude as I run from my constant failure. I've failed myself, failed my family, failed my friends, and failed all of those who have tried to help me over the years.

But then there's also the virtual side of me… the best side of me. The side that showcases everything I'm too afraid to do in real life, everything I failed to achieve personally, where my confidence knows no bounds.

I found redemption online. I found success. Within that virtual world I found myself. Within that game were all of the answers I sought, where my dreams could come true. All of it was inside The Dragon's Wrath.

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