Take Up the Cross

“The ultimate payoff is here: lifelong scoundrel and swindler Adris fehl Dain, with his brutal partner of many decades Serras fehr Almet, descends into the lost crypt of the Immortal First Emperor. The once all-powerful tyrant, and eternal lord of the floating continents of Xin, lies within a coffin of solid agate. An emperor’s legacy awaits who finds it…!

… excepting for one problem: Adris fehl Dain is plagued by a life of recurring misfortunes.

And no misfortune could be greater than a lust-mad, demonic castle beyond the impassable clouds owned by a supreme evil.”

Genre Tags: Action, Adventure, Battle, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, Smut, Supernatural, Tragedy

Author: nonothing
Editors/Proofers: Zirrboy, Kermit the Frog

(Published Weekly: Mondays and Thursdays)

R18 Tags:

Battle Rape, Exhibitionism, Femdom, Group, FFM, Impregnation, Monsters, Monster Girls, Reverse Rape, Rape: As a Weapon; On Defeat; On Victory, Threesome, Voyeurism

NOTE: Tiny/Shota

(Not Exhaustive. Except something from this. Subject to change.)

Commitments: No netorare main girls. Never. Forewarned, don’t bother asking for it.

If you have to ask who is going to be raped, it’s probably the MC, or someone he does or doesn’t know, but likely doesn’t have romantic connections with.

Planned: Bestiality, First-Time Intercourse, Incest, MMF, Orgy, Outdoor Intercourse, Pregnancy, Prostitution, Sex Slaves

Story Tags:

Male Protagonist, Set Party

Protagonist Tags:

Age Regression, Charlatan, Dishonest Protagonist, Hard-Working Protagonist, Hiding True Identity, Narcissistic Protagonist, Powerful Fake Persona, Pragmatic Protagonist, Unlucky Protagonist, Transported to Another World, Weak Protagonist

Heroine Tags:

Automaton, Couple Growth, Demi-Humans, Demons, Dominating, Dumb Heroine, Elves, Friendship, Hidden Agenda, Imperfect Heroines, Kuudere, Masochism, Party Infighting, Past Trauma, Possessive Heroine, Quirky Heroine, Sadist, Strong Love Interests, Slow Growth at Start, Slow Romance, Submissive, Tomboy, Twintails, Weak to Strong (Party), Witches, Yandere (Slow Burn)

Story Tags:

Adventurers, Battle System, Betrayal, Comedic Undertone, Conditional Power, Constant Struggle, Contracts, Dark, Depictions of Cruelty, Dungeon Master (Antagonist), Enemies Become Allies, Enemies Become Lovers, Entities from Beyond, Fantasy Creatures/World, Growth Systems, Horror/Mystery World, Humans vs. Everyone, Hunters, Misunderstandings, Manipulative Characters, Overwhelming Enemies, Possessive Characters, Rape Victim Becomes Lover, Strong Male Friendships, Teamwork, Unreliable Narrator

Table of Contents

(☆ denotes a chapter containing ero content.)

Chapter 1: Tomb of the First Emperor

Chapter 2: First Fight

Chapter 3: Final Farewell

Chapter 4: Bizarre Research ☆

Chapter 5: Awakening Silver

Chapter 6: Wondrous Works

Chapter 7: Sand, Phoenix, and Shooting Stars

Chapter 8: Up the Castillo in Twenty Minutes

Chapter 9: Up the Castillo in Twenty Minutes – Cold-Warming Touch ☆

Chapter 10: Down the Castillo in Two Minutes ☆

Chapter 11: Down the Castillo in Two Minutes – Mad Rave

Chapter 12: Flesh Stairs

Chapter 13: Godless Chapel

Chapter 14: Oath with the Unknown

Chapter 15: Path to Power

Chapter 16: Artful Malice

Chapter 17: Emergency Imp ☆

Chapter 18: Corner of Meeting and Sorrow

Chapter 19: Unfated Meeting

Chapter 20: Strange Beginnings

Chapter 21: Winning Arguments

Chapter 22: Elf Breaking

Chapter 23: Saucy and Bitter

Chapter 24: Night of Regrets ☆

Chapter 25: A View of Luna

Chapter 26: All For One

Chapter 27: Proof of a False God

Chapter 28: Tight Negotiations ☆

Chapter 29: Discussion On Form

Chapter 30: White Tail Run

Chapter 31: Creeping Doom

Chapter 32: Preparations With Purple ☆

Chapter 33: Investiture

Chapter 34: Vanishing World

Chapter 35: Life and Death Within the Mind ☆

Chapter 36: Desecrated Chapel

Chapter 37: Near and the Nigh 

Chapter 38: One for All

Chapter 39: Gift of Gold

Chapter 40: Terrible Beast ☆

Chapter 41: Terrible Beast – Longest Night ☆

Chapter 42: Freshest Start

Chapter 43: Sublime Gold

Chapter 44: An Elf’s Use

Chapter 45: Luck Can’t Save You From the Cook

Chapter 46: Dance of the Mad Kobolds

Chapter 47: Carnal Combat ☆

Chapter 48: Ancient Enmity

Chapter 49: The Past Glitters Darkly

Chapter 50: Grand Distortion – {Neversetting Sun}

Chapter 51: Escaping Decisively

Chapter 52: A Tyrant’s Verdict

Chapter 53: Madder Red ☆

Chapter 54: Reconciliation

Chapter 55: Second Darkness of the World

Chapter 56: Wavering Heart in a City of Stone

Chapter 57: Fairly Webbed Transparently

Chapter 58: Fear Reborn ☆

Chapter 59: Who We Are

Chapter 60: Cracked Slayers

Chapter 61: Castile of the Ideal Love

Chapter 62: Slayer Starr and Tyrant Kol

Chapter 63: Concrete Plans that Go Awry Immediately

Chapter 64: Siren on the Highest Perch ☆

Chapter 65: Only A Rumor, Ever A Mystery

Chapter 66: Bayonne of Bankruptcy

Chapter 67: What Does Greed Desire?

Chapter 68: Pure, Ecstatic Madness! ☆

Chapter 69: Dread Rider in a Wonderland for Elves

Chapter 70: A Master and Mistress Take to the Streets

Chapter 71: Whirlwind of Fortune

Chapter 72: Hard Fought Innocence ☆

Chapter 73: Remembering Fate ☆

Chapter 74: Starborn Lords Walk Among Us

Chapter 75: Everything Comes Together

Chapter 76: Others Bear the Brunt of Grand Works

Chapter 77: First Invasion of a False God

Chapter 78: Battle to the Undeath – Act 1

Chapter 79: Battle to the Undeath – Act 2

Chapter 80: Battle to the Undeath – Eternal War

Chapter 81: Battle to the Undeath – Who Are You?

Chapter 82: Convictions of a False God

Chapter 83: A Conversation Just for Us

Chapter 84: A Ghoul’s Game ☆

Chapter 85: A Ghoul’s Game ~ V.O.D. ☆

Chapter 86: Hangman and Sinner

Chapter 87: For the Future! Slayer’s Call Must Change!

Chapter 88: Last Call at the Call and Homeward Bound

Chapter 89: ‘A Genuine Feeling’ – An Addictive Drug

Chapter 90: Understand the Peak

Chapter 91: Ever-Lying Future

Chapter 92: Best-Laid Plans

Chapter 93: Dance of Water and Cross ☆

Chapter 94: Second Raid…! With a Strange Feeling?

Chapter 95: Unnatural Protean Manse

Chapter 96: Chaos of Friend and Foe

Chapter 97: Art and the Beholders

Chapter 98: Battle of the Tempted Heart ☆

Chapter 99: Closed Garden – Private Party

Chapter 100: Strike for the Moon

Chapter 101: A Knight’s Promised Victory!

Chapter 102: Fanciful and Terrifying, A Heroine’s Tale

Chapter 103: How the World Deceives

Chapter 104: Unbridled Killer

Chapter 105: Duel of Dark vs. Darker

Chapter 106: What Goes Around… ☆

Chapter 107: Celebrations of Debauchery

Chapter 108: Non-Repetition of Stellar Events

Chapter 109: A False God Acquires [Power]

Chapter 110: Crash Course in the Humanities

Chapter 111: Breaking the Brick ☆

Chapter 112: Bonds of Higher Learning

Chapter 113: Birds of Black Feather, Flocking into the Fire

Chapter 114: Kol Fixes and Breaks Everything!

Chapter 115: Endless Duel!

Chapter 116: Youth Relived

Chapter 117: A Revealed Villain’s Interlude

Chapter 118: Glory of the Maker

Chapter 119: Motivation Called Madness

Chapter 120: Twins’ Delight

Chapter 121: [Authentic Fiction] Meets Another Untruth Made Real

Chapter 122: Hearts Separate, But Bodies Don’t!

Chapter 123: Vehrose Family Rabbit Dinner ☆

Chapter 124: Sinful Kestners, Past and Present ☆

Chapter 125: Something Treasured, Also Mine! ☆

Chapter 126: A Joyous Interlude

Chapter 127: Witch and Sinner’s Hangover Cure

Chapter 128: True Purpose, Perfect Design

Chapter 129: Gathering the Flock

Chapter 130: Civil War

Chapter 131: Tower of Loss

Chapter 132: Heaven Interrupted

Chapter 133: The Stars Are Not So Distant…

Chapter 134: To Claim Another’s Creation ☆

Chapter 135: Violet-Black Love Affair ☆

Chapter 136: A Rose-Littered Path

Chapter 137: [The End]

Chapter 138: Hierarchy of Nightmares

Chapter 139: The Impossible Origin, The Tragic Star, and the False God Who Will Not Be the Villain

Chapter 140: A New Director

Chapter 141: Collaboration

Chapter 142: The Villainess

Chapter 143: Rectification of the Sinners

Chapter 144: Coronation – Part 1

Chapter 145: Coronation – Part 2

Chapter 146: Third Darkness of the World

Chapter 147: Once More Into the Golden Hell

Chapter 148: Silver and Phantom

Chapter 149: Restart Our Love!

Chapter 150: Bizarre, Furious Heart-To-Heart

Chapter 151: Wildfire Spark

Chapter 152: Yay ~ ! My Name Is Rantil ~ ❤️! — PLEASE DIE ☆