@Jacob_Tebbe My goodness… I think I’m honestly speechless…
@Scrivener Wow, I remember when you left! Has it been three years yet? Are you back now?
@Anni_Zhang Oh, thank you!! I’m so glad you like the game. I wish I could say the next update will be soon, but I still have a lot to do. That said, I have also done an awful lot! You can follow my progress at newarcana.tumblr.com.
As for sending a messenger, @justme is correct that Guen isn’t in the best circumstance to do that – I suppose Duchess Tilda could send someone, but walking blindly into Michaelsmount and trying to find Arthur would be super-dangerous, and I don’t think Tilda’s ready to risk one of her valued agents right now, no matter how much she might want to align herself with Guen. But more importantly, it’s supposed to be a really agonizing choice!! Because I am evil. It will actually be possible for Guen to achieve her desired outcome on multiple branches at once, but it may take a few playthroughs to figure out how.
@ShadedGamer Thank you so much for your post! It’s been important to me to show that asexual and aromantic are not the same thing, so I’m always happy to know it’s appreciated. I do still have some small details I want to iron out, especially in the transition from Book I to Book II (nuances like if Guen wants to have sex only for the sake of children and some other stuff like that), and I’ll probably keep refining the options for as long as I work on the game, which is looking to be a loooong time. But no matter what, Guen will be able to have a lifelong romantic relationship with any of the three main NPCs without ever having sex with them if she doesn’t want to. (The pressure to have an heir will get a little worse before it gets better, culminating in Book III, and then it will subside whether Guen has a child or not, nor is having a child necessary for a happy ending.) Anyway, I’m very glad you’re enjoying the characters, and I hope you’ll like their development as the story progresses! Thanks again for playing and for posting!