Praise the Orc!


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The virtual reality game that enthralled the entire world, Elder Lord! In the midst of avarice, the justice of a single orc begins!

Editor’s Synopsis:

Praise the Orc! is about Jung Ian, a cafe owner with a dark past, jumping into the world of virtual reality in order to protect his sister from any predators. However, things may not be as simple as he first believed them to be. Witness as he explores the lands of Elder Lord as an orc, a species labeled as the “game creator’s mistake”, defeating any and all before him!

Praise the Orc! average rating 4.3/5 - 424 user ratings
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You’re an Orc, yet you’re still Praiseworthy!
오크지만 찬양해!
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New Fiftyshadesofsucku
September 17, 2017
Status: c4
Fun. So much fun. It takes many turns in this virtual reality, probably one of the best virtual reality novels. In my list I'd rate it second only to weed's legendary moonlight sculptor!
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New Justrem rated it
September 17, 2017
Status: c186
Praise the orc is an excellent novel for struggle and achievement and doesnt even have the useless rpg sh*t that most vr/mmo novels have.

Its not about skills or leveling up its basically pure hard story and action scenes without the cringey "oh let me use this buff and stack it and break the game and get some of that robot like character harem member who hits on you puss"

Praise the Orc is story driven and has awesome characters that grow as they journey. Thos well written characters and their... more>> occasional humour makes you like them even more or nake you want o strangle them due to their lack of understanding of the world of Elder Lord.

This is one of the novels that actually make me feel excited to read.

Note: if you are expecting game elemnts like vr/mmo/rpg game elements in this novel then this novel is not that

All in all: dis prety noice

Grab some manly meat and read the novel

BÙLTAR <<less
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synaptic rated it
June 18, 2017
Status: --
Finally, a VRMMO novel filled to the brim with burning manliness. Feel the honor and dignity of a race vilified as monsters, look past appearances to the noble soul within!

... more>>

"You have managed to form a hot friendship with the tiger" - f**king lmao, can this sh*t get any better? I feel like I'll start having hormone problems from all the testosterone pumping through my veins



Not a huge fan of the rape scene in the first job he does for Derek. We get it, rape happens, why does every mildly realistic fantasy story feel like it needs some poor woman/women getting raped to demonstrate how Villain Group A is evil?

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Zyst rated it
June 21, 2017
Status: c78
The first few chapters I nearly wanted to drop this: "Ah, the MC is gimping himself! What an idiot" Alas, the idiot was me. Mt. TaI was right before my eyes but I failed to recognize it.

This story takes our flawed protagonist through his path of becoming the ultimate orc warrior, with manly brotherhood, manly bonding, manly honor, and manly manliness this is a definite recommendation! Give it a read.

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Stompeh rated it
June 20, 2017
Status: c11
This is my first proper review so it's probably kinda ass, sorry.

Contrary to how some of the other reviews describe it, this isn't at all another "typical VRMMO". The MC didn't reincarnate and know a bunch of secrets, he didn't unlock some OP class by chance, he didn't find some legendary item that trivializes progression or any other common trope. At the very least, there is absolutely nothing so far and I mean nothing, to even vaguely hint to this story following stereotypical VRMMO story plot progression.

The story... more>> seems to be focused around the MC becoming emotionally involved with the world he has entered and instead of grinding experience and getting phat loot, he is experiencing genuine connections and relationships with the world, gaining allies and friends from both players and so called NPCS (each of which seem to have far more depth and personality than any players and supporting characters you tend to see in other VRMMO stories) and experiencing what can only be described as a genuine life within the game that is influencing himself in reality for the better, helping him to deal with his own mental issues which seem to be some kind of PTSD from previously being a professional soldier.

Honestly, this novel so far is a very welcome breath of fresh air. If you're not hooked by the time he's

selling vegetables to grannies

then I don't know what to say.

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sleed rated it
July 2, 2017
Status: c19
A typical Chinese theme flattened on a imitation level of a Korean plot.

Feels like walking in a muddy withered Forest for the sake of getting mud in your boots. With, dry trees in plain day light narrated as a menacing possibility that times get moved by a light wind, sitting in the view here and there labeled as plot.

The guide is the main character, amused by rocks, ie NPCs acting on conventional values that quickly turn into bromides. Tormented by the always to come, evil of the always... more>> to come and detestable Human race.

Long narrations about any uninteresting story about the NPCs, there was never given a reason to care about a trivial NPC to such extent that merits the constant and lengthy narration given by the author.

The theme of the Novel is : the heroic role of protecting your angelical and adult sister as a hopeless Target of human mischievousness​; lust and Injustice.

The plot is :while discovering the advantages of role playing in virtual reality the MC slowly blurs reality in what easily becomes an adequate environment for escape and simultaneously unforeseen opportunity of treating his PTSD.

It's a stale adventure that started from an such meaningless idea as a poor developed little sister suffering an assgrab in a virtual world. I don't think that's a believable argument for a story about heroic actions.

To make the fear of his adult sister, suffering in a virtual world of potential foul encounters does not justifies becoming a obsessed undercover and uberpowered assgrab protector for his sister, nor defender of the metaphysical fictional characters or becoming a high level game player who's sole purpose and motivation is the likes of a military who doesn't distinguish the cons and pros of a technological enabled fantasy pastime from reality, a casual game addiction​, no amount of conventional rationalization is enough to put an​ ex military dicipline to wasting his time worrying about what he probably think as "pretend games" going awry if he was really a soldier.

The story is not interesting enough and the parts that are well written show nothing in particular; the MC it's a normal soldier doing actions outside his believable spectrum most of the time, at the end of the day things happen to him, he doesn't actively seeks a grand goal.

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tz42 rated it
June 23, 2017
Status: v1c17
So far I am finding myself really sucked into this. The characters remind me of bits and pieces of what I really liked about my earlier times with Anime in the 90's and 00's.

So far the MC reminds me a bit of Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop. So far there is also some of the writing of the goofy/misadventuring side kick has a touch of that formulaic in a way I can appreciate.

I may be getting old, but the grit feels good and at the same... more>> time this pulls together a pretty compelling story. A differing part is that the MC feels like he has lived an actual life up to the point we jump in, not just pieces to get you to the story as it is today.

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OfficePony rated it
July 17, 2017
Status: c101
Grammar: 3. 9/5

Story: 4. 2/5

Writing: 3. 9/5

... more>> (That Spark: 7. 2/5 formerly 5/5)

(Update as of Chapter 101: Well, heart breaking implications aside, the story is finally taking that Dark Turn. It's 'Effing Dark' as far as I'm concerned. I've got that acidic bottom-of-the-barrel feeling going on worrying about the possible future this story is going to force my feels through.)

(Update as of Chapter 92: Still holds previous ratings, including that Spark.)

(Update as of Chapter 79: Getting that high from this story that can only be attained from true badassery. This isn't that forced conclusion bullsh*t that you find in most stories made by amateur authors. This is that good-good, spine-tingling, watch-the-world-burn-for-its-own-good kinda badassery.)

This story is truly an emotional drama. Honor, betrayal, revenge, and day-to-day life blend to make a story eerily alive. Existentialism, morality, and the human condition applied in a virtual environment make for a very interesting conceptual baseline in this series. The grammar is quite decent, with very few instances of awkward word/phrasing. The story is excellent in my personal opinion, only missing a deeper development of the characters and some world building. The writing is quite nice, with a decent pace, and quite a few situations to make you chuckle, burn with passion, and feel that sour gut-wrenching distaste for the human condition.

A story that is more centered on what it means to live rather than the game that is Elder Lord.

I personally recommend this for anyone looking for a Knight against the Evil World type story.

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TheJudge rated it
August 22, 2017
Status: c104
Silly plot, lots of plotholes, not much of a story here, just self fulfillment. I'm just going to list my gripes because this story is unbelievable. Go read BEM instead.

MC picks the worst class which apparently no plays because its a bug and/or they look ugly, out of the millions of players, the MC just happens to pick a class that everyone knows about but is not played, yeah no. MC has a sister complex because he was in the military (some sort of elite secret force) and wants... more>> to surprise her by showing up ingame as an orc (what kind of stupid logic is that).

He met a girl in rl that he oh so happens to save while he was on duty, who so happens to be the relative of the CEO of the game he's playing. Saves his sister from her "friends" that got her drunk, and thanked them for it by paying for their meal. Compared to other players, he's like some god ranked player, but to other npcs he's nothing but a newbie. The reason is because he was in the military and knows how to fight (then so does almost every male adult in Korea, because of military training). Many of the players he meets ingame, happens to be female, most fall for him, and seems to live near him in rl.

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thebritishdude1 rated it
June 21, 2017
Status: c12
I didn't have high hopes for this novel. I probably wouldn't have read it if it wasn't translated by rainbowturtle.

But since I trust in rainbowturtle, I started the novel. And I'm glad I did.

The VRMMO thing is pretty overused but in this novel I think both the real life and the game bits add to the story. It's really good so far.

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JinVodka rated it
June 19, 2017
Status: c8
A good new addition to VRMMO genre... Plus, it is pick by goddess Turtle!!

The story is quite different cause of the MC where he is a retired soldier (YAY no highschoolers!) MC goal is not similar to most Korean MC with money grubber (cause of Weed sensation). Rather is just an overprotective siscon lol.

It is excellent read cause it not a copy to LMS like *cough cough ark. The story is unique and then rather game depended it displayed a world with VRMMO that has lot of possibilities in... more>> story. There is also psychological aspect (my faves) that represents a person with PSTD and how he cope with it using the game. It has a nice new aspect in VRMMO world using assimilation or how you're into the world.

Still at 8 chapters but It updates frequently so waiting if it keep up the good vibes


Want to see a person immerse in a world so beautiful all NPS seems alive. ORC are the MANLINESS BEINGS EVER MADE!!! BUL'TAR!!! A story with all rollercoster feelings, that shows what TRUE is HONOR!! <<less
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keklel rated it
July 19, 2017
Status: c27
sleed's review really sums it up for me.

This entire novel starts when the MC starts playing a video game so that he can prevent his sister from being assgrabbed in said video game. Really? You have nothing better to do than play the same video game that your sister plays so that she doesn't get assgrabbed?

If this entire story was about the MC protecting his sister in a video game, it would still be boring. But it isn't. Instead - get this - it derails into the MC protecting... more>> NPCs - orcs - in game. He is angry and upset that video game players want to kill NPCs in a video game.

This is a bit like playing World of Warcraft and getting angry and upset that people are forming raid parties to kill monsters. I WILL AVENGE THE AI CONTROLLED ORCS IN THIS VIDEO GAME! Literally what the f**k.

Nothing that happens in this entire novel is of any consequence whatsoever. An NPC dying is pretty much just a few numbers changing in a database somewhere if you think about it. The one interesting aspect, the advanced NPC AI, is not explored at all.

One review rated this as better than Reincarnator. I do not know how one could come to that conclusion. Reincarnator is about a hero trying to save humanity, this novel is about a store owner protecting his kid sister's ass from being grabbed in a video game turned into a player becoming some sort of videogame NPC activist. They are not even remotely comparable.

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dniv rated it
July 12, 2017
Status: c62
This is the best Korean novel I have encountered. This is an incredibly moving journey and if you're looking for something completely different from what you've read before then I strongly recommend this novel. It deals with Virtual Reality in a way that surpasses what I've read in LMS which was primarily comedy and Ark which was more focused on action and I think the novel is better executed than Reincarnator. When I read Praise the Orc, I feel like I'm actually consuming something meaningful, but at the same time,... more>> every step of the way, I'm still enjoying it to the extreme and there's a lot of hype. The latest chapter even made me tear up.

Anyway, I don't want to sound overeager, but so far this novel is turning out to be unexpectedly amazing (and even the weird name gets cool after you understand its true meaning). The setting, the plot, the characters, the character development, the themes, and the wide range of perspectives and experiences that this novel seems to encapsulate makes it into something that I hope will end up as a true masterpiece. If you want to read something pragmatic that is also idealistic, something dark that is also measured in its philosophical views and themes then look no further!

5/5 stars

Edit: (7 chapters later)

The writing quality is actually still going way up. I underestimated how good this novel is. 5. 5/5 stars.

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emperorx4 rated it
July 31, 2017
Status: --
Dropping it after reading about 30 chapters... Its like a much lesser version of LMS. same elements a broken class thought to be useless but starts becoming popular due to MC, a hard working lead with combat skills, bland male lead with of talks about honor in his head. Lead having orc as class, a loving younger sister, etc... Atleast lms had some comedy amd a proper goal. The MC is described as a former SF op but acts like a man addicted to vr for no apparent reason... more>> other than protecting <<less
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Fluffums rated it
June 30, 2017
Status: c30
I wanted to like this. The concept is nice - the main character taking the side of the NPCs vs other players - but there are too many suspicious things about the game itself that I wonder why the hell the publishers actually released it for sale when they can't even check game logs (for example). Main character prefers being a loner despite women throwing themselves at him (and guys also wanting to be friends!), which is annoying, and the recurring theme of "people are awful" is something I already... more>> know. I don't need to read a novel about it.

Obviously, my problems with it are subjective. The writing and translation are decent so give it a shot if you read my complaints and thought "that doesn't sound so bad".

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HumanSashimi rated it
July 1, 2017
Status: c11
We got an MC who is suppose to be a veteran soldier who is not really acting like he is at all; as a cafe owner instead of being a bartender that tropes go for. Who decides to enter a popular vr game after knowing that his sister could get harassed on this game by those who are strong, which should basically be obvious since the game was supposed to be rated 19+. Instead of stopping his sister from playing, he decides to stop his peaceful life to protect his... more>> sister from possible future ass grabs.

As a player he would pick the discriminated orc as an avatar just to surprise her sister. His battle mindedness and will, helped him conquer the challenges of the supposed hell path of that of an orc.

What really is a disappointment of this novel is the absence of warfreaks that should have exists which will obviously pick the orcs as their avatar. It might be bacause korean people are mostly wusses compared to other countries? But there should be others that should be like the MC or even better, and we know many of such people exists.

Also the advertisement of an orc with the vegetable and his other merchant jargons was clearly unrealistic. It was supposed to be funny, but readers who will really think would find such events a turn off.

Verdict: 3 (temporary)

I will temporarily end with as I am still early on and this novel could still redeem itself.

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Rapacity rated it
June 22, 2017
Status: c14
Has a lot of similarities to LMS, making it fell partly inspired by it but I like it a lot. The characters so far appear to have depth and the game world is just level grinding it appears to be pretty interesting. The NU page doesn't currently have romance tagged but there seems to be a budding one within the first ten chapters and it's being done nicely. Based off the title I thought it would be something stupid but so far I'm very impressed.

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wtfkjp rated it
July 24, 2017
Status: c26
Have you seen the movie Avatar? The one with blue people in another planet?

This novel is similar to that, but instead of a story of human race wishing to terraform the planet/forest so they could live there.

This novel is about a vrmmo technology which the people who are not aware of was actually some sort of technology to produce an "avatar" to that world,

while people think games are "games" they are not aware that this alternate reality are being brought to destruction due to their actions,

the npc... more>> they killed, the war they created, the destruction they made, are all things that could no longer be "fixed or returned to it's state" when the deed had been done.

Our protagonist, a war veteran and retiree, all know about the feeling of being in conflict of war and the sorrow of having deaths of his companions.

Those feeling weren't "role playing" as per se what you mostly do in the game but real feeling triggered perhaps due to his past.

Our protagonist is no "gamer" or "techie" for that sense, so being in that VR for the first time, he felt realism of that world than just being game.

and due to that; him being "immersive", allows him unlock the secrets of this world.

Bul'tar <<less
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Handa-kun rated it
August 30, 2017
Status: --
Started out interesting, but gettin weirder as more chapters passed. MC is a retired elite soldier who play Vr game by whim, and get involved in the game's Npc politic.

Later in the story, ... more>>

MC met a cute gatekeeper Npc who turns out to be a psycho serial killer who hunt low level player and stuff them in her basement. MC also helping another npc doing black campaign politic to nominate himself as the next mayor. But wait, MC also doing back door dealing with bored Npc because on of his friend betrayed MC and killed their instructor, which you guess right, another Npc.


This should be called Post Trauma Orc insted of Praise The Orc... <<less
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littlegoldmonkey rated it
July 13, 2017
Status: c57
Do you like upfront VRMMO game light novels?

If yes this is NOT for you.

This novel uses the game as a tool only, to unravel the concepts of psychology, the philosophy of being, and morality in general. The game is not the core of the novel.

... more>> If you are looking for OP one dimensional characters or weak to strong stories,

This is not for you.

The MC started as a War Veteran IRL hence some of his virtues and values have crystallized. Which ones? Thats the journey... what makes or breaks a character? <<less
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daimonfrei rated it
July 4, 2017
Status: c45
HI all netizens.

I don't write reviews often, don't like to do so, since each and every persons eyes see different worlds so why intrude on a world of someone?

Just this once, I will do so, forgive me if its crude.

A good read I think.

First non-mindless, smartly written, heroic novel I have seen for a longer time

The hero does not see the world as black and white rather, follows his bushido without compromise.

Skills have kinda weird inconsistency but well, I guess for now, the spirit of the... more>> novel covers up that, and other details, quite well. Good pace.

If you like, tabletop RPG, Roleplaying and chivalry, mixed at times with vrmmo and modern world, I would recommend this one. Do take notice the story might not drag you in on the first few chaps, but once you get immersed, you would wish there would be more.

Author, I hope you will not loose out on your imagination, and keep it up!

For Honor! Bul-thar!

Ps. Thanks rainbowturtle, again a fine choice for translation.

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SaberWolf rated it
June 17, 2017
Status: c4
As of writing this post, the novel looks pretty good so far. Your typical Korean VRMMO novel, but with a military twist.

The game setting is a highly realistic fantasy with NPC's being depicted as highly lifelike. (Even Player logout is explained by them are being 'cursed by the stars', hence why they disappear from time to time). The MC himself has military background and chose similar race called Orcs.

Novel Pacing looks okay. Though how much of a 'world' this novel has is yet to be determined.

Looking... more>> forward to how things go forward from here.

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