[Summary unfinished because I’m not good at those]
You are a spirit born of the Red Mountain–though you’ve run away from it long ago. You’d be content to stay away, too, if not for the mountain god who suddenly comes looking for you. But what purpose do they have? And what exactly is your end goal?
Based on East Asian myths and folklore, you play as a powerful, nameless spirit in a shifting world. As a being caught between death and life, you are connected to a stream of limitless power, and the more you are known, the more powerful you become.
However, your journey will not be so smooth. You have been cursed by powerful, malignant beings known as Foxes, and it’s only a matter of time before you fall from sanity yourself.
Here’s the demo!: https://dashingdon.com/go/2946
On the update (Aug. 17th, 2020):
The first half of chapter 2 for the mountain route, and the Western spirit route have been added!
A final rewrite for the prologue, at last!
You can now choose which season you awakened to, from the get-go.
You can now change your pronouns at any point through the appearance tab, accessed through the stat the stats page!
Lots of the standard edits, as per usual.
Stats are not fixed nor are they finished in any way, shape or form.
- 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 threaten to corrupt both worlds.
- 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!
Of the Mountain
Min He: The god of the Red Mountain. Slender and pale, with long, silky, ink-black hair. Her gray eyes encompass storm clouds within them that stir with her emotions. She is tall, though she changes her height often depending on how imposing she needs to be.
Kaski: A bear deity. Tall and well-muscled. His silhouette is striking and towers over most. He has short, dark brown hair that curls at the tips, and blazing green eyes. He has scars all over his body, except for his face, though there is one deadly looking one across his neck.
Qiu: Min He’s retainer, quail spirit. Athletic build with a sturdy posture. He skin is the color of wet silt, with an ash undertone. His long hair is tied up neatly and dark brown, though you can see strands of copper in the light. His eyes are sharp pieces of amber.
An: Min He’s retainer, peony spirit. Delicate and lovely, with long, wavy black hair and petal-pink irises. She has full, sensuous lips and cream-colored skin.
Xinyi: Human psychic that lives in the village. Average height, and a gentle build. He has rare light brown hair that’s curly and soft, and warm brown eyes. He’s tanned from the sunlight he gets.
Of the Spirit World
Go Ro: A minor god of healing, works underneath the High God Ki Run. Tall and imposing, with an always perfect posture. He has long dark hair that is tied in a low ponytail, and golden eyes.
Hiemi: A lotus deity. Lithe, long-legged to show an elegant figure. She has short, light-pink hair and light green eyes. She has strong muscles and a fierce expression at all times.
Spider: A wandering spider spirit. Average height and toned body. He has tanned skin, and short, dirty blond hair. His eyes are narrow and almond-shaped, and he often sports a cat-like grin. Covered in scars, and they ripple across his forearms and torso from all the fights he’s gotten into.
Chun: A witch. Petite build and about head shorter than most others. She has wavy brown hair that reaches her back. Her eyes are blue-gray (a trait shared by all Witches), that are thin and scrutinizing. Freckles dust her upper cheeks and across her nose.
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, mentions of cannibalism, suicide
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.
20/5/19: Lootts of edits, Friends. Added Chun and Go Ro. Updated prologue (again). Stats are still being reworked, but relationships tab is refined!
25/7/19: Customization Update!
22/9/19: First half of Mountain route for chapter 2, rewrite to west path in chapter 1
17/8/20: First half of Western route for chapter 2, rewrite to prologue and a bunch of other misc. edits. Pronouns tab added. Season of birth added.