Hello everyone.I’m Bigby and i’m an aspiring IF writer.This is an idea of mine that’s been on my head for some months,and now I think it’s finally time to see if others would be interested in seeing the story brought to life as well!
I always remember myself ever since I was a little kid being fascinated by the time period of 1650-1730,also commonly known as the “Golden Age Of Piracy”…My fascination hasn’t faded a single bit up to this day.
With that being said, i think you can safely assume what my upcoming W.I.P is about…
Without further to do, i present to you “Chronicles of Narva”,a low-historical fantasy IF.(Working title).
You are a 16 year old from the fictional kingdom of Narva.A kingdom whose economy relies heavily from the sea.Be it hunting great sea monsters or terrorizing foreign merchant ships…
You live in the capital city,Crabridge,with your mom.The fate of your father depends on the background you shall choose.But you might be able to change that for better or worse later on .
As you are coming of age,it’s finally time to set out on your own and make your mark in this world.
Will you be a shiny beacon of hope and devote your life to cleaning the seas from piracy once and for all?..
Or will you thread in the dreadful path of becoming the most powerful pirate lord?..
Perhaps you will become a sailor and travel to the known and mysterious unknown,corners of the world?..
Or will you dare to tap into the arcane and try to achieve immortality for yourself?..
No matter what your journey will be,you will meet all sorts of characters in your travels…
Some of which you will be able to romance(both romantically and sexually) or not at all if that’s what you desire.
All the while,a storm is brewing on the horizon…One where a man is determined to reclaim what was forcefully taken away from him…No.matter.the.cost.
…Their love shall bring us all to ruin.
I think this is the best I can do with a non-spoilery summary right now.Most things if not all, will become clear later on in the story.
1.Choose your family background.Just like in real life, this will influence your starting skills and will open up several opportunities to you.For example will make it easier to romance a certain RO or join a specific career (among other stuff).
2.Customize your flagship! Build a ship that suits your needs…or tastes! From cosmetic details like your flag to decisions that affect your ship’s performance!
3.During your playthrough you will be able to fall under various curses each,with unique effects! (Depending on your choices,you may doom your crew and ship as well!)
4.Earn various titles from your deeds! Will you be a ruthless butcher? A kind hearted sailor? A daredevil of the seas? An immortal figure regarded as an omen? A filthy rich magnate? or perhaps even be called Monarch?! The choice is in your hands!
5.Meaningful choices that truly affect your character throughout the story! Like losing a limb/eye in a battle sequence if failing multiple stat checks in a row.
6.Romance a wild cast of characters.Between them a stoic commodore,a mad pirate, an ambitious scholar and a caring demigod.
7.Manage your supplies and the way you spend your resources.Also your crew and even your very own fleet!
8.Wellbeing system, including sanity,injuries,soul and current state.
9.Save the kingdom of Narva from calamity…or help destroy it.
The very thing that got me hooked on IF in the first place, was the freedom to be whoever you wanted to be and experiment without real life consequences.With that being said I don’t plan on leaning you towards the “good path” or berate you when you make an “evil” decision and so on.That’s not my job.I’m a firm believer that true freedom is one of the greatest things in the world (if not the greatest).
As for the story,it’s somewhere in the middle regarding development.I’m planning to release a demo when I have completed the prologue and the first 2 chapters.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! And I’ll be happy to answer any non-spoiler-ish questions.
EDIT 1 : Changed the W.I.P title from “A Pirate’s Legend” to “Chronicles of Narva” as I find it more fitting.A pirate’s legend was the very first title I thought but it’s not so fitting given some elements in the story.I just got the titles mixed up in my head😅 for a second as there was a period when “A Pirate’s Legend” was my top choice .I guess this is what I get for not starting my day with a coffee😂.