Chapter 9 is finished!
As for chapter 8, the scene for the artist MCs is already there and the one for the inventors will be updated soon as well.
Check out what’s new in the new stuff box!
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 .
parts of chapters 1 and 2 were entirely rewritten.
all the choices are now first person POV.
the final member of your crew is introduced (and RO).
fixed the The/Thea stat problem (I hope for good now)
customizable appearance (hair and eyes) - gender was already customizable
(5/3/21) Something has changed (I changed it, it’s my fault) in Thea/Theo’s background story. It doesn’t affect the present chapters much, but it counts if you want to understand why they refuse the Custodian position. So a bit of chapter 2 was modified (during the dinner conversation, if you want to go back to it).
(5/11/21) A couple of scenes with the whole group as you get stuck in a messy situation.
(5/11/21) Interactions with Ilzrus and Selim/Aylin in which you find more about them, while walking around a night market.
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. A sucker 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
Currently I’m working on chapter 9 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. Enjoy!
P.S. Feedback is always welcome!