The first part of chapter 8, yay!
Welcome to the royal banquet, I quess.
You’re one of the five Northern Gates Council members. Your territory is strange to say the least, with eerie, sentient woods, and something beyond your border that no one speaks of. You’ve assumed the position as one of the rulers recently, so you’re still trying to figure it out.
That would be hard enough by itself, but one night you receive word from the Silent Throne that you’re being summoned to the court, because something happened. So you must depart immediately.
An uncanny forest, magic, a lost legacy, royal problems and conflict between regions. Welcome to Eblur Kingdom. And be careful not to forget your name .
- fixed the The/Thea stat problem (I hope for good now)
- customizable appearance (hair and eyes) - gender was already customizable
- chapter titles (not permanent, but it’s a start)
O don’t really want to say a lot about them, because there are some details that could be considered spoilers. But there are three in total (two with customizable gender depending on your preference and one non-binary).
And don’t worry if they seem to appear late in the game, there will be plenty of scenes to add layers to your relationships (even if it’s just friendship)
Theodore Edan Darkwater/Theodora May Darkwater - your childhood friend and a brilliant archer with a snarky personality.
Ilzrus, the Protector - The youngest dragon in the envoy , they are aloof and cold. Or arent’t they?
Selim/Aylin - Introduced as Underdall’s nephew/niece. Charming, but elusive. And a seeker for excitement.
Notice about references
Some of the ideas and even parts of text in the meeting-with-Underdall scene were heavily influenced by writings of François de la Rochefoucauld. I will give the references later on, at the end of the game.
There are also some literary references quite obvious in chapter five. I’m going to proceed the same with all of them
The cover illustration is out!
Currently it’s about 50% (almost 8 chapters) done, and I plan on updating every 3-4 weeks.
To play the demo, go here: https://dashingdon.com/go/8241
Thank you for taking the time to try it. Hope you enjoy it
P.S. if you have the time, please give me some feedback, from misspellings to variables gone wrong or narrative inconsistencies (although we’re still early in the story so some of them could be intentional and would be explained later; still, it helps me to be more aware of them).