Recommendations Interesting Lore / World building

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  1. Fluffy Jellyfish

    Fluffy Jellyfish 『Number 1 Lolicon under Heaven』

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    Can you guys recommend novel in which one of the strong point is the lore or world building?

    What I mean by the lore is that the story consist of several layers of mystery or in simple, the character must deal with their daily life, then there is a bigger or regional mystery going on and then there are the world mystery

    I will take Sword of Daybreaker as example, in which we got

    • MC needs to deal with magical technology advancement (Daily kind of things)
    • There are Evil Cult out there with their own hidden agenda (Bigger mystery)
    • Doomsday or Apocalypse scenario (World mystery)
    I think I really prefer Fantasy, Kingdom Building or Cultivation type of story

    I also prefer if the Main Character is someone which has his priority straight, not too much indulged in feeling, clear-headed and kind of someone that didn't really want attachment

    Thank you..
     
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    youseiki 『Loves Glasses』

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    Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? - hard to explain, rather I've only watched the anime and the world building uses a lot of references, but overall, solid world building, like No Game No Life, but better.
     
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    OverlordPotato Well-Known Member

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    Emperor's Domination.
    Martial World.
     
  4. Fluffy Jellyfish

    Fluffy Jellyfish 『Number 1 Lolicon under Heaven』

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    I read mondaiji (the sequel though), but it is kinda not what I want

    But thanks anyway !

    Thanks for the recommendation, but I kinda hate MW and stop reading ED
     
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    Darkcrow. Mr Gentleman

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    This might annoy you ,But Emperors Domination is the novel you are looking for(and I think you already know about it)

    Edit oh it is already mentioned.
     
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    Ddraig Frostfire Dragon|Retired lurker|FFF|Loved by RNG

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    Toaru series?
     
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    Imo its always the complete package which counts. While ED has some nice world building the rest is frankly speaking complete trash. I'd second trash of the count's family as a viable option. Monarch of Evernight and City of Sin should live up to your expectations as well (not mine tho). The author has a habit of botching his novels around midgame (and at their worst they are still better than Er Gen's eternal club of mediocrity).
     
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  10. HamsterOverlord-sama

    HamsterOverlord-sama A bane unto its own existence

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    Overlord, though it's well known so maybe you already know...
    There's the popular kumo desu ga nani ka? Probably you already know it too.
    It's kinda linear in terms of plot, meaning, it focuses some on small things and then on big ones (I mean not like there's a big plot and inside there are small things) but Legend of the Sun Knight should fit.
    Experimental Log of the Crazy Lich has lots and lots of worldbuilding on many levels: interpersonal, politics, fate of the world...
    Breakthrough with the forbidden master has a very immersive narrative, with seemingly rich worldbuilding, though there's a lack of chapters.
     
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    Feng Tian Well-Known Member

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    Legend of the Sun Knight might just be the best novel on NU, but its world building isn't exactly supreme.
     
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    Tales of Herding Gods

    it have really good world building, too much mysteries. The rating speak for itself, but he have attachment so doesn't really fit your criteria. Nevertheless it's a good novel and I recommend read the author other novels. It have a good world building. The protagonist is someone who love his kingdom and also love the pursuit of knowledge. He will try to learn any skills under the heaven and he's conviction never change.

    Five way of heaven or the current name is Avalon of Five Elements
    It's have a good world building but unfortunate got rushed ending.
     
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    Agreed Legend of the Sun Knight one of the hidden gems but not exactly have much of a world building. Experimental Log of the Crazy Lich on the other hand definitely have lots of hidden agendas more than ten apocalypse scenarios and tech advancements. Its my absolute number one favorite novel and definitely fits the OPs criteria.
     
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    HamsterOverlord-sama A bane unto its own existence

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    I think it got much in terms of world - building though
    It has interpersonal relationships (all knights), the country building (King, nobles, religions, traditions), overall World-wide plot (demon King and such)
     
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    HamsterOverlord-sama A bane unto its own existence

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    Oh, there's Trafford 's trading club too! There are so many things going on there, it's insane. Though it has no overall plot mystery kind of thing and it's kind of episodic, though each episode is an arc.
     
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  17. Fluffy Jellyfish

    Fluffy Jellyfish 『Number 1 Lolicon under Heaven』

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    Overlord is too evil to my taste, The least I can bear is true neutral

    Actually I still can't erase the image of the NU cover
    It is just hilarious
    Well, attachment isn't necessarily a bad thing
    But many times it just clouded MC's thought and how he respond against that, so if he is still sober I don't mind attachment

    Thanks for the recommendation !
     
  18. Fluffy Jellyfish

    Fluffy Jellyfish 『Number 1 Lolicon under Heaven』

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    I'm curious about this one

    I know from review that there is his godmother (?) which look young, is it have any relevance to the story?
     
  19. HamsterOverlord-sama

    HamsterOverlord-sama A bane unto its own existence

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    I read it a while ago. I think you're talking about his(MC's) step-mother? She was middle - aged I think though. She seemed to have connections to some supernatural beings, but she wasn't aware of it. I think.
     
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    So you MTL it?