Abyss Domination

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He doesn’t know why his mind has been transferred into that of a petty thief named Soran within the VRMMO . The new ‘Soran’ though possesses both the body’s previous occupant’s memories and his own. Using his experience as a Legendary Rogue who had reached the apex known as the Realm of Legends, he will now have to survive in this world which had once been a game to him.

Soran will have to grow stronger while avoiding the upcoming dangers and protect his younger sister, Vivian, from the chaotic times which will soon devastate the world. He shall eliminate everything and everyone that threatens them, but perhaps Vivian might not need his protection?

When the demons of the Abyss rise and the gods fall, a massacre will take place across the world.

Divinity has fallen, and evil is surging from beneath.

The Time of Troubles has begun.

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AD
ShenYuan Zhuzai
深渊主宰
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TakingFace
TakingFace rated it
June 14, 2016
Status: v10
I am caught up to the author and am really liking it so far. The author goes into wonderful detail in how the world and powers work plus it is full of great action with nicely developed characters.
Spoiler

it turns out that this world is based heavily on dungeons and dragons which I am ok with because the author puts his own spin on it

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all in all it is a good read so far.
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Yuehan
Yuehan rated it
September 19, 2017
Status: Completed
This is a great adventure/fantasy novel. It has mixed elements came from Dungeons&Dragons, Elder Scrolls, Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy combined to make a good story. When I'm reading this, I felt like I'm playing some JRPG game like Legend of Heroes/YS series game. Yeah, that kind of feeling, only difference is that this has more violence and mature content. As for the MC, yes he is OP, but that doesn't keep you away from reading this novel. It's more like you're playing a game on easy difficulty so... more>> that you can finish the story. And as a Chinese novel, MC is a little ruthless compared with your common naive protagonist so it gives you a new feeling.

As for character development, in my opinion, it's good, at least they don't feel plain for me.

Spoiler

Most of the women he have fetters with had an open ending. Novel has only one arc (saint catastrophe) which last for 1115 chapters so other areas and characters were not introduced well and I think they would be reserved for the second book. Only thing I hate is that it would have a different MC already.

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As for romance, it's pretty average?

Spoiler

MC love life is quite complex. Well, I don't know how should I explain but here are list of women that he have fetters with:

**MC is an evil god and quite open-minded so there are times that he's not rejecting it when he's invited (ex. When he request the Goddess of Wealth for cooperation, then Goddess of Wealth invited him to stay at night so that they can talk more and maybe become more close) **

(names are based in LNMTL)

Considered as most important women by the MC:

Vivien and Lilian - child of frightened god; most important person for MC; half-sister of MC; they have 2 souls in one body and only after they became true god that they became separate entity

Julia - northern witch; main female lead; only acknowledge love interest by the MC; went with MC in the kingdom of God; she's the most capable female lead as well as the adviser of MC

Corinna - Julia's mother; fallen witch; because she have the succubus mark given by the Succubus Queen in exchange for power, she needs to satisfy the Queen by doing some immoral things. By that time, MC is already a true god so she successfully convinced him and from then on, they're relationship improved a bit and become intimate; She chooses the path of arcanist so she didn't went with MC to the kingdom of god but the MC leave a divine spark for her so if she suddenly got tired of being a mortal, she can follow them in the kingdom of god as the poison and corruption goddess

Princess Anna - successor of the Snow and Ice country; sister of Crown Princess; before MC fall in love with Julia, he pledge to her that if ever she needs him, he will be there; because of her stubbornness and MC is also guilty for her, she may be considered the lover of MC; before MC goes to kingdom of God he left a child for her; Because MC gave a fountain youth for her and she also has a talent and have the warlock bloodline, there is a small chance she can follow the MC in the kingdom of god

Crown Princess - Princess Anna's elder sister; patron of Snow and Ice country; trusted ally of the MC; she has the blessing of goddess of luck; became the snow goddess; She helps the MC every time he needs help. She also sometimes gives advice for the MC; although they're relationships are not quite clear but I think they will end up in the same place, they just need some life and death event

Lulu - cat person; became the female servant of Vivien and Lilian; became the cat goddess and also assigned by the MC to be the guide of souls in the netherworld

Others:

Adelle Isabella - she's a pirate captain and became the first follower of MC; she's also a successor of some kingdom; she's also a devoted follower of MC and I think the MC also made her one of his emissaries; She seduces the MC and serve him every time MC will stay at her assigned domain; MC assigned her to be the Queen of Southern Kingdom after saint catastrophe; She also drag her female cousin (past naga priestess chip to recruit MC) to serve the MC

Goddess of Agriculture - daughter of Radiant God and Earth Goddess; she's one of the goddess convinced by the MC to form an alliance; although MC is an evil god, she had very favorable impression for the MC; MC still owes her

Goddess of Sea - she's one of the major helper of the MC during his road to god. Although it's for her benefit but you can't deny the fact that she's the one that has the most contribution so that the MC has smooth development in his overseas archipelago territory. She is also one of the goddess who help the MC during the contest for the God of Death power. This is where I'm really disappointed. Even though it stated that they have a few words every time that they met but overall, she didn't even have an actual dialogue with MC which is really disappointing.

Goddess of Misfortune - one of the mysterious character throughout the novel. She is also one of the boost of MC. Although she didn't help the MC directly, she did bless him which causes misfortune to his enemies

Goddess of Magic - she is helped by the MC to avoid her fate (death) ; It's unclear if she had s*x with the MC as a repayment but in some chapters it is implied and for me, I think it happened because she would not think the MC as her current lover if it didn't happen; During the contest for the God of Death power, she can't make the decision when MC ask her for help because one of the competitors is her past lover which cause the MC's disappointment and just requested her to stay neutral which causes their relations to become estranged or possibly hostile (MC has plan to kill her so that Julia can gain the Magic godship but after the saint catastrophe, their original strength returned which make MC's plan to be cancelled)

Goddess of Wealth - she is one of the allies of MC during his contest for God of Death power. She is also have some cooperation with the MC to enhance their deity belief power. She invited the MC to stay at night and also the MC agreed so I think they did it.

Red Duchess - one of the enemy of MC in his overseas archipelago. She was forced to ask help to MC during when her duchy was invaded by undead. Because she has the bloodlines of a dragon warlock, MC plans to make her one of his emissaries. It is also implied during that time, she successfully seduced to the MC so they did it.

Tree Spirits - 5 of them performed a sacred ceremony with the MC so that they can save the forest from the plague (they need the divine power of MC). The MC agreed because he wants to save the Goddess of Magic from her fate so that their would be less casualties during the catastrophe

Succubus Queen - she pretends as high-order succubus and become one of the commanding officers of MC's devil incarnation during the saint catastrophe to hide her identity. She tried to control MC's devil incarnation so she can be her subordinate because besides that the MC's devil incarnation can satisfy her desires, he would also be good boost to her forces; She cooperate with the MC to eliminate her mortal enemy in the abyss plane together with another abyssal lord.

Copper Dragon Princess - loli dragon met by the MC during his search for some crystals so he can become god. They traveled together and kill the final boss; They have a contract of alliance; Sad thing is she was never mentioned again throughout the novel

Xiao Yuan (small circle) - strong unique loli doll roaming in the third floor of abyss; They traveled together until the arena. She always forgot herself everytime she wakes up so she always named herself snall circle. She also remember the name that she gave to the MC; sad thing is after she killed the feudal lord managing the arena, she was never mentioned again

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Poor_Hero
Poor_Hero rated it
March 1, 2016
Status: --
〒▽〒 let me cry a bit here...
okay, so the MC here is kind of an expert in vr game, he possessed his character and lived in a game-turned-to-reality world. the game mechanism is still there. the plot is kind of interesting. the opening was quite sad and touching. there are times that it is quite bloody yet, the fluffy time (i wonder if I could the words here) is still there.
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Aure94100
Aure94100 rated it
January 24, 2016
Status: --
Seems good.
I like this dark world and this mature tone. Other synopsys
Spoiler

We will follow a thief/assassin young guy who leave in the slums with his sister and who was reincarnated from a modern world where science developped the concept of virtual worlds. Like in 'Ultimate Leveling King', he gain some sort of game elements (a cheat) who came from the virtual game 'Clash of clans' (lol) and discover quickly the price to survive in a corrupt world.

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Mr. B
Mr. B rated it
December 31, 2017
Status: --
I've read on in the raws, and I've gotta say this was very different from many other CNs. It's not filled with noble sons/daughters to use as plot fodder, it's immersive and the romance is well built (so far it's actually pretty likeable), and for all the Dungeons and Dragons fans, this story is largely based on that (well the forgotten realms...I'm not a DnD guy.), with parallel planes, various monsters, and of course, the time of troubles [not a spoiler].

If anyone's got a website to host it, I can... more>> help translate. Can probably pump out a chapter per 1-2 weeks average (depending on my schedule), and I'm a native Chinese speaker so no MTL. Gimme a shout out if anyone's interested. ([email protected] com) <<less
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Edge
Edge rated it
April 29, 2018
Status: c23
FILLERS! FILLERS EVERYWHERE!!!

Why the heck are there so fcking many goddamn fillers!?

MC disarmed a trap? FILLER!

MC slit a dude's throat? FILLER!

MC got stabbed in the leg and there was this giant ass boss coming for his ass? FILLER!

Damn fillers freaking robbed the tense atmosphere away from the story! The whole novel is even duller than reading a 2000-page encyclopedia with someone narrating each word for you!
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darthpsykoz
darthpsykoz rated it
March 9, 2018
Status: v1c20
First of all, I am really glad GT decided to translate this after it was dropped. The settings seem quite similar to "Night Ranger" and both MCs are following the "Rogue" character style. Yet, this plot and priorities of the two novels are quite different and I have enjoyed the first 20 chapters a lot. Rating will be updated with more chapters as many novels start of strong but then fall off.
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SwiftFate
SwiftFate rated it
July 30, 2018
Status: c90
The only negative thing I have to say about this novel, isn't even about the novel itself but the rate of release.

Unfortunately, this is a series that has a lot of information and proper writing in each chapter when compared to most web novels, therefore the pacing is relatively slow if you are reading it chapter by chapter rather than all at once. Right now we are getting maybe 6 or 7 chapters per month translated.. And many chapters are cliffhangers.

Anyone looking to pick up the series, I suggest... more>> doing it now, but once you have reached this point, bookmark it for a later date and hope that the pacing picks up so you can start reading again in bulk. <<less
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Assasianfury
Assasianfury
July 8, 2018
Status: c36
The novel would be amazing if it wasn't for the massive info dumps on every little thing there is... at first I was hoping maybe after a few chapters they would start to disappear but instead they got worse, I am dropping this novel simply because the novel feels disconnected. For example a third of some chapters are completely filled with info about a weapon of stat.... it breaks the immersion when reading the novel to the point where it's a chore to read, you do not need to give... more>> a 100 character description about a single weapon just give a brief description like it's a long sword that adds 1 strength of something like that.

Another thing was that the system seems more like a top of a dnd game than an actual video game. I've never heard of any game with a system like that which would normally be good, but the author made the system into a jumbled mess that makes no sense...

I advise not reading this novel unless you enjoy reading the dictionary.. <<less
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singlespace
singlespace rated it
May 19, 2018
Status: v1c19
It's pretty much Dungeons and Dragons the web-novel. A bit much on the rule and setting dumps, especially since most of them have no actual impact on the story, but I guess that's true of Dungeons and Dragons in the general though.
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rider
rider
November 6, 2017
Status: --
I like this series but it doesn't seem to have dedicated translator who put out chapters at least once every other week. Also the cuurent translator seems be retranslating it from very beginning and their doesn't appear to be anything horrendously wrong the previous translator work. This would not bother me so much if the current translator was not so ridiculously slow that he only release one chapter within last 7 months. It's not even clear that he is still translating it. Which I think is a real shame because... more>> this series is probably one of the top ten best novels on this website and I've read most of the novels on this website or at least their synopsis. I think the main reason this series has gone mostly unnoticed is because of two main reasons the fist being a dedicated translator that puts regular release and second reason is because of simply not enough publicity. If you're translator reading this I would highly recommend you to pick up this series up as a main project. Not simply because I like it but I think it has a lot of potential to be a very popular series. <<less
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TerraEarth
TerraEarth rated it
May 7, 2018
Status: c58
Incredibly enough, Abyss Domination has a satisfactory RPG system built into its story (Can you say that for any of the other hundred RPG system novels out there?). It delves into the nuances of the blending of gaming elements with a living and breathing world. There's quite a bit of attention to detail and its meticulousness deserves much praise. You won't find any other CN that can come close to how much thought has been put into the underlying systems and backdrop of its world as AD has. The only... more>> thing that can rival it is perhaps The Amber Sword.

For the gamers out there, think of this novel as part Dungeons and Dragons, part Dark Souls. Although the MC exhibits expertise throughout the story, you always feel the tension of the situations that he is put into and his consequent fragility in lieu of a indomitable and tumultuous environment. If you're looking for a novel where the protagonist can barrel roll through nukes -while picking up a harem en route- then AD might not be for you!

It has a well written story filled with intrigue and potential. Even the side/secondary characters are interesting and multi-faceted, this alone sets AD above 99% of the riff-raff you will find on NU. The RPG elements do not distract from the novel at large but rather adds to its depth with its diligent handling of its inclusion.

Beware though of long asides and monologues that seem to make no sense or unnecessarily detailed descriptions of the underlying world system, but otherwise an enjoyable read. <<less
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faerro
faerro rated it
April 28, 2018
Status: v1c46
Decent Rogue LitRPG style WN, but still lacking compared to "Night Ranger". Unlike Night Ranger, almost every chapter of Abyss Domination is comprised of 20% or more filler in the form of extraneous descriptions and explanations. Reading this novel daily will likely leave readers frustrated as the author drags things out to hit his word quotas with as little plot progression as possible.

I also worry that the little sister is being built up to become a Mary Sue. It feels like Geralt and Ciri from the Witcher when Ciri was... more>> still young. We all know that Ciri becomes game breaking levels of powerful, which basically leaves Geralt in the dust. <<less
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baqar_otaku
baqar_otaku rated it
March 11, 2018
Status: v1c5
So far so good. Great emotional story, Well thought out plot progression, Nice world building.

Tho it is a Chinese novel, It seems like a Dark Korean novel. And who doesnt love Dark Korean novels?. It has none of that Cultivation and martial art sh*t btw. (Which is a plus imo. Im sick of those generic chinese novels)
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kad
kad rated it
October 7, 2017
Status: Completed
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This is good read.. if you are free and have nothing to read this could be the one you can read. tge story is fine but the story is all about incoming disaster and how MC strives to become stronger to dominate.. the thing is it doesn't have any ending.. well he doesn't have any specific enemies or anything so... but that kind of ending was bland.... except for it to have part 2 but I don't think it has. Yeah there is one more thing.. there few characters who where to meet later like the dragon Loli and some small girl in abyss whose destiny ought to be pitiful were not mentioned later in the novel....

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shuiko
shuiko rated it
June 28, 2018
Status: v1c75
It's a more driven story type of writing, similar in the vine of Night Ranger, but more down to earth, less instant OP.

Characters are very interesting, and the little sister adds a different unique dimension to the plot and character development that I look forward too.

Sad that TL speed is pretty slow atm though, can only hope it picks up.
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pomoli
pomoli rated it
June 17, 2018
Status: v1c77
Good overall, I almost recommend it.

Pro

    • Interesting MC, a good person, but cautious and not bent on to be the world's savior, instead being all about saving his family and his cute little sister.
    • The world seems interesting.
    • Lots of big powerful characters, you feel that the MC is the underdog here, and (for now), he didn't enter the eye of the big shots.
    • Long enough chapters and good translation.
Con

    • Horrible infodumps every chapters, usually I like them, but seriously it's way too much! I have to glaze over these boring explanations and repetitions all the time! I want to read a story, not a D&D manual... This is a serious issue, really.
    • MC reaction is kinda too tame from being in another world.
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Setsoru
Setsoru rated it
June 13, 2018
Status: --
After reading 53 chapters in the hopes that a story might take root I give up. The writing uses litrpg tropes in the worst manner. There is constant, overwhelming, never ending explanation of rules and character building examples for the MC rogue, that digress into counter comparisons to fighter or wizard, or priest classes as a contrast... in situations where there isn't another fighter/priest/mage present. The story consistently breaks continuity for a digression on rule sets that will supposedly be important in some nebulous future. Beware when a writer tells you that he knows the last chapter was boring, but the information was important. If the information is important than it is the writers responsibility to make it interesting... otherwise the writer is just lazy and unwilling to make the... more>> effort. For a reader to gain immersion you don't tell him it was 104 degrees F outside... you relate how sweaty the hiker felt after climbing a steep hill, and how wonderful the view was that made the effort worthwhile.

Another problem is the world system is modeled after an immersive MMO, but the story only has 1 player and the rest are all NPCs so far. He's the only character in the story so far that recognizes game elements, yet we are subjected to 25% of the story to be game mechanics... mostly of non-MC, non rogue examples. Examples that don't have a bearing on the MC, or the story. I know the writer loves the game system, but its too intrusive in the story for no reason. <<less
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skankhunt42
skankhunt42 rated it
May 14, 2018
Status: Completed
The author failed to deliver a satisfying ending to the story. Otherwise, it is a good read if you like litrpg.
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kublikhan
kublikhan rated it
August 28, 2018
Status: c75
This is 1/10 web novel and 9/10 Wikipedia entries. These entries describe every little detail of this world. Classes, skills, items, blades of grass, etc. It gets old very fast. What little story there is is decent enough. But I quickly found myself skipping through 9/10 of the filler just to get to the 1/10 content.

About the story, MC goes from weak to strong, but not overpowered as there are always enemies stronger than him he must be wary of. He is ruthless against anyone who comes after him or... more>> his sister. However he is not a sociopath and just wants to keep her safe. It's not all about the MC either. There is good development of the side characters as well.

Overall, I think the underlying story is good enough to dig through the filler to get to. Just prepare yourself to do a lot of filler skipping. <<less
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