Greetings to everyone. I’m new to this forum, so I’d like to apologize in advance for every misstep I can make. I read the rules carefully, but you know, everything can happen.
I’d like to announce my project “Aroderia - The story of White Raven”. It was meant to be a novel, but after discovering ChoiceScript and learning how to work in it I decided to rewrite it and after that publish it as a text-based, multi choice game. By now I have about a quarter of book written, but it’ll take some time for me to translate it into English (I’m not a native speaker as you could have noticed by now) and edit it for multiple choices.
For the sake of the story, you will have less options to customize your character at the beginning of the game.
Here is a short extract from my book. It tells about creation of world and 5 gifts:
At first, there was nothing. The only living entity in the whole universe was the Death. Eternal and never-ending. After millenia of void, the Death decided to create a new world. For completing this goal she needed a help, thus she created her five children.
Goreg - the god of fire
Thélia - the goddess of water
Meregron - the god of earth
Aronia - the goddess of air
Perothrion - the overseer
With their help, the Death created the world and mortals. Animals and humans started walking the Earth. However, because of their intelligence, mankind soon became taking advantage over animals. The Death, in attempt of keeping balance between all the living things created various kinds of monsters. Some extremely strong, some intelligent like any human. Their purpose was to keep the human population at rational level.
When the humans found out what the Death had done to them, anger entered their hearts. They secretly met with the gods and asked them to help them. In return they promised to worship the Fifth of gods over death forever and to build beautiful temples dedicated only to them. After long hesitating the gods agreed. From then, random humans that were born had special abilities. Humans called them 5 gifts.
Manipulation with fire - the most common ability
Manipulation with water - the second most common
Manipulation with earth - less common
Manipulation with air - even more less common
and the fifth gift, Perothrion’s gift - telepathy. Mind reading of others. The only hereditary gift, which only a few families possessed.
With help of the gifted persons humans again became the superior species and spread across the whole world. Built cities, empires and great temples for the Fifth of gods. When the Death found out, she looked at her children with disappointment. She decided not to longer interfere in the mortal affairs, except for taking the souls of dead mortals to her realm. The Fifth was left to look after the world and without the ability to see their mother.
She left them with words: “You shall see me only one more time. At the end of everything, when I’ll come to collect your souls.”
Here I wrote a short summarization of the circumstances that surrounds the main hero during his travel:
Aroderia is a large continent, which was for a millennium under the rule of one Empire. However, the last four emperors were weak ones. Southern tribes that came from islands close to Aroderia saw this as an opportunity and attacked a few of the cities at the coast. Barbarians were able to hold their positions for two weeks before being defeated by the Imperial army. This was a signal for other tribes, that the Empire was not as powerful as it had been and started going for bigger or smaller raids. People in the Empire’s territories were horrified. After every attack they felt more and more that the Empire was able to protect them no longer. That’s when the Revolution began. Territories wanted independence from the old and non-functional Empire. They were sick of nobility telling them what to do and wanted to enact something called: “the rule of people”.
I will post a summarization of plot itself later today.
I will be happy to hear your opinions and ideas on how to improve the world, what to change (names mostly), etc.