I’ve begun work on my new game Blood and Runes. In it, you play as a member of the King’s Order, an elite society of mages who serve as his assassins, diplomats, generals and more.
You live comfortably – luxuriously, even – but not all is well in the world.
A gluttonous upper class; a starving peasant class; a resentful merchant class; a hated mage class.
In the Kingdom of Reian, corruption runs rampant, tensions are rising and revolution is coming. And you must choose a side.
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The game has six romance options and seven romance routes. The ROs go as follows:
Aariz (M21) – The Arbitrary Assassin:
One of your two childhood best friends, Aariz has been by your side for as long as you remember. Considered to be a magical prodigy, he is arrogant and vain with a penchant for apathy, but he loves you fiercely and is loyal to those he deems worthy. Can you ensure that you will not lead him to his death?
(Aariz has an optional poly route with Dalia)
Aariz is tall and wiry with loose, light brown shoulder-length curls, deep bronze skin and brown, almond-shaped eyes. He has a crooked nose from where Dalia broke it once. A large part of his skin is decorated by rune markings. His right arm, metal from his shoulder to the tips of his fingers, is a prosthetic. Aariz loves jewelry and will often adorn himself in earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
Dalia (F25) – The Dutiful Officer:
The other of your childhood best friends, your memories are filled with Dalia. She has risen quickly through the ranks of the King’s Order, and she is considered to be a rising star. But ever since her promotion, she has been distant to both you and Aariz; almost cold. Can you worm your way back into her now hardened heart?
(Dalia has an optional poly route with Aariz)
Dalia is short and muscular. She has dark umber skin, high cheekbones and a full mouth. She has heterochromia, with one azure blue eye and one light gray eye. Her kinky black hair, which she usually ties back, falls to her shoulders in tight coils. A multitude of scars of scars race across her body, each one carrying with it a memory.
Adys de Resham (M22) – The Wastrel Lord:
Adys de Resham is the only son of Duke Malic de Resham, the second most powerful man in Reian, and his only child by his second wife, Duchess Serala de Lyn. He is a hedonist and a fop, a drunkard and a stain on his house. But beneath his fool’s act, when he thinks no one is looking, his dazed expression grows sharper, his gaze more aware. There is, perhaps, more to this spoilt lordling than meets the eye. Can you unravel the layers to him?
(Adys can only be romanced by male MCs)
Adys is a man of average height and possesses an average build. He has tawny skin and dark brown curls which fall to brush against the line of his clean shaven jaw. His face is round and heart-shaped. He has full lips, an upturned nose and heavy-lidded gray eyes, long eyelashes dusting across his face when he closes them. Freckles smatter across the bridge of his nose. He is seldom seen without his cane, which he leans on often now ever since his injury five years ago. Adys dresses flamboyantly, all brightly colored silks and feathered hats and wafting perfumes.
Ralys de Amars (F20) – The Powerless Princess:
The King of Reian has no sons, and as his eldest legitimate daughter, Ralys is his heir. Under the patriarchal structure of her father’s realm, her wings have been clipped and she has been isolated from power all her life, trapped in a gilded cage of luxury. But Ralys has ambitions, and she does not mean to stay as powerless as she is. Can you protect her from both outside threats and herself as she flirts with treason?
Ralys is around average height for a woman with copper skin, wavy, dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She has a heart-shaped face and a curvaceous build. There is one mole at the base of her throat and an identical one beneath her right eye. She often dresses in deep reds and maroons.
Idar Melios (M31) – The Merchant Prince:
The head of one of the most powerful guilds in the kingdom, Idar is extremely wealthy, extremely influential and extremely determined. His radical leanings have brought him the attention of the king, and you, as a member of his order, have been tasked with killing him. Can you find it within yourself to carry through with it, or will his revolutionary ideology catch your attention?
Idar is tall and muscular with olive skin, wavy black hair and soulful brown eyes. His body, including his face, is littered with scars. He has high cheekbones and a long, straight nose. His features are roguish and chiseled. He likes to dress in fashionable but practical clothing.
Zara Esyn (F21) – The Lady Tycoon:
The daughter of a powerful merchant family and wed to Duke Malic de Resham’s only son and heir, Zara wields political importance as well as financial importance, holding in her hands a level of influence rarely seen from women in Reian. Bold, proud and fiercely intelligent, she has been educated in finances, the lifesblood of kingdoms, her entire life. She protects the interests of her and hers and no one else. Can you become close enough to her to say you are among their number?
(Zara can only be romanced by female MCs)
Zara is tall and slender with golden-brown skin, honey-brown hair that falls to her shoulder blades in messy curls when she lets it down, and deep emerald eyes. The angles of her face are too sharp to be beautiful, all cutting cheekbones and strong jawline and aquiline nose. Striking, many agree, is a better term. She often dresses in dark greens and silvers, to compliment her eyes. Often she keeps her hair in a stylish updo, leaving a few strands to curl at her temples and ears.
Arassa de Tibrem (F34) – The Fragile Flower:
Beloved by the nobility and common people alike, Arassa is the favorite wife of King Remys IX of Reian. Well connected, she holds considerable influence across Reian, not just in her husband’s court. Still, sickly and frail, she is frequently underestimated by almost everyone, even those who claim to love her. But there is steel to her, more than anyone could ever guess. Will you be the one to discover it?
Arassa is thin and of average height. She has fair skin, deep red hair and pale green eyes. She possesses a round face and several dimples that reveal themselves when she smiles. A long, uneven scar runs from the inside of her right thigh down to her knee.
- January 29, 2022: Uploaded chapter 1
- June 18th, 2022: Uploaded chapter 2
- January 10th, 2023: Uploaded chapter 3
Feedback is appreciated (both negative and positive) but I mainly just do this for fun and this is my first work, so please keep that in mind. If you find any bugs or typos, please let me know! I’ve done my best to comb through everything but I’m only one person and some stuff might have escaped my notice.