You are a spirit born of the Red Mountain, though you’ve run away from the surface world long ago. You’d be content to stay in the spirit world, too, if not for the mountain god who suddenly comes looking for you. You’re recruited to be that Divine Being’s retainer, but for what purpose? And what exactly is your end goal?
Based heavily on Japanese and Chinese myths, you play as a powerful, nameless spirit searching for a purpose. In this world, everyone is connected to each other, and the more you are known, the more powerful you become. However, it is not all so easy. Powerful, malignant beings known as Foxes terrorize the two planes and you have been corrupted by them long ago, it’s only a matter of time before you fall from sanity as well.
How will you save yourself? Or will you allow yourself to fall anyhow?
Here’s the demo!: https://dashingdon.com/go/2946
**On the update (Aug. 28):**
Rewrote the naming ceremony and added option to ask for time to think about a decision
Finally finished that second route in the prologue, phew
Added in west path if you choose to stay in the spirit world. Meaning, you can meet Spider!
Kinda fixed stats? Stats and stats page is still being worked on though.
So 5/9 ROs are in the demo. Two of them are in the last two paths of the spirit world route, and the last two will be introduced in chapter 2 for the mountain route.
- What kind of spirit are you? Choose between ten choices! (5 plant and 5 animals).
- Return to your mountain homeland or remain in the spirit world!
- Prepare for the ever-approaching wave of Foxes, malignant monsters that would tear you to pieces.
- Build friendships with a wide cast of characters, and perhaps fall in love with one of them.
- Become a god of your own making, or remain a nameless spirit!
Qiu: Quail spirit, retainer of the God Min He. Wears a dark blue robe with orange/red patterns. Seems both too careful and too careless. Maybe it’s his pride?
An: Peony spirit, retainer of the God Min He. Wears a flowing pink robe with yellow patterns that never seems to get dirty. Coy, maybe, but also sweet.
God Min He: God of the Red Mountain, and a goddess of change. Wears windblown gray robes. She seems more…grounded than you thought she would be? More melancholy?
Kaski: The Bear Deity that watches over the Red Mountain. Wears dark robes that are often tied up for free movement. He’s gruff but supposedly warmhearted.
Xinyi: Human psychic that lives in the village. Wears dark green robes with a red cord around his waist. He’s friendly and nice and all that but he smells…different.
Hiemi: The Lotus Deity of the Mirror Swamps. Wears a white shirt and dark trousers. For someone who talks as quickly as she does, she gives away very little.
Spider: Nameless spirit who lounges around from place to place. Changes his robes often, but they always have bright yellow patterns. You don’t think he has an ulterior motive for hanging around, but then again…
Go Ro: Minor god of healing, branch of the High God Ki Run. Wears light blue robes with ink-stained sleeves. Chun insists that he’s just shy, but he’s still kind of an asshole.
Chun: Witch that scours the countryside looking at Fox damage. Wears black robes with silvery patterns. She’s eccentric but also a bit…solemn.
As said in the interest check, I’m a newcomer to the forums though a longtime player of CoG games. I’ve had this little story stuck in my head for years and since it’s pretty fleshed out, I thought, why not? Also, yokai and East Asian myths are very fun to explore, so I thought I’d share that joy.
I’ll try to update my progress as often as possible. Either way, I hope you guys enjoy this as much as me!
Light swearing, violence and blood
That’s all that should be present, but I will definitely update this list if it gets any worse.
27/7/18: Demo Uploaded!
2/8/18: Redone pacing of prologue, included first half of chapter 1, did some editing all around. Also added saves!
16/8/18: Branching added to chapter 1. Hiemi and Mountain route finished for chapter 1.
28/8/18: Prologue updated. Spider path uploaded. Naming ceremony redone. Stats somewhat fixed but not quite done.