Hey there everyone! Long time lurker here who finally got the courage to type something because I’m far too much of a coward and shy. I don’t know if anyone would be interested, but this idea has been in my head for quite some time. I always adore stories where the protagonist is the bad guy, as being a goody-two shoes isn’t bad, but sometimes, you just want to spread chaos.
Fell Star is a Science Fantasy interactive novel set in Freiy, a fictional continent where magic once flourished with abundance, only to slowly diminish overtime. Magic is disappearing, and no one knows why. You are a Harbinger, a bringer of either hope of doom, who wishes to rest. Despite seemingly meeting your end, it seems not even death can free you from the clutches of fate as you find yourself alive and in a strange new age where metal and steel has replaced magic, and a ‘child’ who sits before you… Has your heart beating in their chest.
Basically it’s a mix of Final Fantasy (Think Final Fantasy 4/6/7ish because mecha’s are cool), Nier (Yoko Taro has influenced my way of writing stories) and Princess/Prince Maker (because of the the focus on raising the ‘child’ who is highly influenced by the player’s actions, choices, and personality, shaping them along the journey.) It’s a focus of found family, mystery, vengeance, redemption, angst and more.
“Be wary of the Harbinger, for they bring either hope or doom.”
After your fall, you awaken in a strange place. Buildings made of metal and steel, the iron and silver weapons used to strike you down have changed their form, and the magic that once flourished throughout the realm is no more than just a flicker.
There is something else that is peculiar with your awakening. You are neither dead or alive. And the person who sits before you, covered in blood, is a child — rather, a child is putting it lightly, what sits before you is a Homunculus; a vessel who has your heart.
Just what has happened during the past years of your death? What will you do, Harbinger? Will you bring hope to this new age you’ve awakened to or will you bring it all down and build anew?
- Customize your character. Range from customizing your gender, pronouns, appearance, personality, skills, and more.
- Influence the ‘Child’ with your decisions! Your choices and actions influence their outlook on life. The child is a blank canvas as every choice you make will impact the way they themselves should act. Will you teach them to be merciless or merciful? Will you teach them to love or hate? Will you keep them at an arm’s distance, or end up keeping them close?
- Connections are important, whether they be good or bad. Find allies to aid you on your journey as well as make enemies who are both new and familiar. And, perhaps… You might find something 'more’ with the people you meet along your way.
- Will you go on the path of revenge, to search for the one who is the cause of all of this and bring order to this new world? Or will you enter the path of redemption, casting aside the hatred festering within you from before and try to live a peaceful life? Or, will you continue your search for your end?
- Will history only repeat itself once more?
People of Interest
The 'Child’ Homunculus — Shian
“A fake. A copy. A replacement. The child was created no more than to be a sacrifice. A sacrifice is easily disposable. They are taught to not think. To be obedient. To never go against their orders. For they only have one purpose in life. Yet, the homunculus can’t help but want …”
The 'Ascended’ Templar — Asol Apostolos
(Omnisexual Male, romanceable by any MC)
“The man who slew the 'Great Calamity’ plaguing the realm and was revered as a hero. Yet, in the last moment he spent with them, the words and look they shared remain engraved into his very heart, etched into his mind. It is strange, as Death has refused to take him. Perhaps one day, he will find the answer he is searching for…”
The 'Holy’ Saintness — Iina Teodoro
(Omnisexual Female, romanceable by any MC)
“Saintness. It is no more than a title. She knows that. She knows very well that without her 'powers,’ she is just a normal village girl. That she is no one special. The Saintess does not believe that she is worthy of such a title. A saint is someone who wishes the best for everyone but she is filled with so much envy, so much wrath, and oh so much hate…”
The 'Runaway’ Witch — Ae-ri Song
(Pansexual Female, romanceable by any MC)
“One of the few last witches of Freiy. Having been hunted down for her magic, she continues to run, despite the soles of her feet aching. She runs, not wanting to give up what is left of her powers, of her people. She runs, hoping to find a place where she can finally rest…”
The 'Lost’ Shepherd — Divyan Shir-Del
(Pansexual Male, romanceable by any MC)
“Your eyes can see that their soul is merely a fledgling, so young yet, it is no more than a flicker. He is a being who took up the mantle to help those in need too early, someone who was forced into a prophecy he never asked for. His cold blade touches your neck as tears spill from his eyes…”
The 'Mad’ Beast — Cassiar
(Demiromantic Gay Male, romancable by Male and Non-Binary MC)
“A human or a monster? The beast no longer remembers what their original form was before. The name Casair is familiar but they know better than to accept it. It isn’t his. This name. This persona. This body. Whoever it was before who owned this body is long gone. It belongs to him now…”
The 'Undead’ Soldier — Freida Decroix
(Demiromantic Lesbian Female, romancable by Female and Non-Binary MC)
“Limbs torn apart and replaced with metal. The human body is so limiting, so weak. That is why she abandoned it. When you die, the maggots take their turn but seel knows not the touch of rot. The soldier must get up. No matter how tired she is. How broken her spirit. She must rise…”
The 'Fallen’ Divine — Meidh
(Panromantic Asexual Non-Binary, 'romanceable’ by any MC)
“They know you. They know you very well. You’ve lived together. You’ve fought together. You’ve spent almost an eternity together, until you broke your promise. A promise you made long ago. Though, they can’t help but find it strange; why don’t you remember them…?”
The demo should be released some time in winter as I have written a decent amount, but want to refine it. I’ll love to hear your thoughts. There is a Tumblr blog where you’re free to ask questions about the game!