(This story was previously titled The Enchanter’s Misery before the rewrite in December 2022)
Something is wrong with your village. Ghosts are routinely trapped within their own corpses. A powerful, chaotic specter haunts you. Bandits roam unchecked in the woods. Dark secrets lurk in the shadows, and there are those who would kill to keep them hidden. When nothing seems to be getting done about any of it, perhaps it’s up to you and your friends to save your home from itself before it’s too late.
A Specter Over Kilerth is a gripping interactive fantasy novel by Samuel Young, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
Play as male, female, or non-binary; romance whoever you like.
Romance the fun-loving Envy; the gentle ghost, Weden; the timid half-goblin, Oztiax; the cunning Skarro; the kind Zendi; or even Blihja, the cruel yet seductive specter that haunts you.
Wield fantastical spells: teleport, levitate objects, turn intangible, and more.
It’s a bit of a mystery story, too, so I’d prefer to let the characters speak for themselves and for the story to unfold. I’ll be working hard on this, though, so you’ll be be able to see many of the characters when I update the demo.
For what seems like eternity, there is no reply. Then, out of nowhere, the candelabra tips off the table and clatters to the floor, plunging the room in darkness. Your insides seize up and you grip the windowsill so hard that your knuckles start to hurt, but before you can react, a pair of footsteps thunder towards you from across the room, startlingly quick and full of rage. You somehow manage to stand your ground, though, and just before the footsteps reach you, they fade away, leaving you in silence.