Now, for those of you who aren't familiar with this awesome story, allow me to make a short introduction. The Tribulations of a Megalomaniac Warlock is the the English translation of the very successful tale of the adventures of a megalomaniac warlock: Synapse. Originally written in French, the story is currently a few hundred pages long. At first, it was just written for the fun of it, but as time passed, it became increasingly popular, and turned into a fully grown tale, and is now arguably the most popular WoW-based fan fiction on the French forums (170 pages long, 660,000 views). As I came across it one day, I thought that it was a shame that something as silly as a language barrier prevented this tale from being enjoyed by people around the world.
Well, as it happens, the story became hugely popular on the English boards as well. As of today - November 15, 2010 - the thread is a whopping 226 pages long with well over 4,000,000 views.
Now, aboutthe story itself: it is divided into three main parts (soon four): one for Azeroth, one for Outland, one for Northrend. Each one introduces new characters, delves into older characters' background stories, and so on.
If you're new to the story, then I invite you to read through the 10 first chapters. They're rather short (indeed, much shorter than the later chapters), and should give you an honest idea of what to expect. The entire story in itself is actually about 600 pages long, and I can promise you: if you enjoyed the beginning, you will love the rest. After all, tell yourself that this thread made 4,000,000 views without being stickied: so many views can't be wrong!
Enough small talk though, on with the show! But before that, I'd like to briefly mention a couple of points:
* All credit goes to the glorious Goddess, Synapse. I'm just translating this stuff, I don't invent any of it.
* Our friends at the Warlock's Den also host a copy of this story, and I'd like to thank them here for it. Here's a link to the story on the Den: http://www.wowmb.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17321&page=1
For the Goddess!
Edit: three things.
1°/ New readers: bear in mind that the first chapters were written quite some time ago (2006 to be precise).
2°/ Old readers: bump/like/love this thread! HARD!
3°/ Obviouly, copying and pasting 600 pages worth of text by blocs of 5,000 characters is a very long and dull job. As of today, I've done the entire first arc, which goes from Synapse's first steps to the end of the Azerothian chapters. I'll post the rest later on!