I think most people already realise that Astrid and Seraphina has the exact polar opposite of their characters , and siding with one of them is likely to antagonise the other…
However , i had just realise that we can actually Romance with Astrid while still has high approval rating with Seraphina (at least 60) … here are the guideline ;-
after i had learn that i am a Nephilim , i chose to talk to Seraphina and Yakob about it… tell them i am excited about the classes , surprisingly i gain a +5 rating with Seraphina
this one is tricky, because i and Seraphina were in Combat class together, now if i didn’t go to library to study about control Magic, i won’t have this option… happen to be that, i learn about Control Magic and knew that Seraphina can read my mind, and i still chose to attack her… gaining another approval from her… apparently Seraphina respect those who study hard and competence
this one is even trickier , next we are going for Field trip to hunt some Midas Lilies, make sure that we are successful in killing the Hydra and get the Midas Lilies … if you get knock out, you will instantly lost lots of respect from Seraphina, i think it was -10 … since we were successful, we got to confront Professor Ebner about it , and i chose the option of trying to reason with both Astrid and Leon, earning another +2 approval from Seraphina, apparently Seraphina respect those who are calm and can reason with
to the next class, history about the Dragon Massacre against the Nymph … here i chose i heard about it, then i chose i felt sympathetic about Seraphina , earning another +2 approval… and i notice that if you didn’t chose you heard about it but sympathetic on Serahina, you won’t earn her approval… i believe that she value those who are knowledgeable and truly sincere about her suffering … but not those who knew nothing and merely gave lips service about how sorry they were , kudos to the author for dwelling deep on true character emotion…we won’t simply gain approval from Seraphina by agreeing everything with her
next on the carnival, by now my approval with Seraphina is 60 and she was willingly accept me as friend… here be careful of your choices, some will reduce her approval on you, one which i can find is if you think the duelist are deadly…i suspect the dragon riding show will upset her too…but i haven’t tried yet… i just think it is common sense that she won’t like you to consider dragon riding is fun
with high enough approval, after the 2nd test when i met Seraphina in our common room, gain another approval from her when i want to play with her dragon…and then Gesila and Kaila came visit her, she will allow me to join their discussion of the Nymph Test and help them do the simulation…well just make sure don’t disappoint them and we will gain further approval from all three of them
Hence, i realise that even though i have strong Romance with Astrid (around 85), i can still gain high relationship rating with Seraphina (above 60) before the completion of the whole story… and it all based on the “choices” we made and the type of “character” we are… Seraphina seems like a very sensible, professional and “Neutral” person , who doesn’t simply “dislike” a person based on perception, it is all about the intelligent, compassionate and competence of the person she deal with . Having say that, i suspect we may have further choice of interaction with Seraphina in the complete novel … and there might be option for a Love-Triangle where we ultimately need to make a Final Choice.
After reading all the free chapters few times, i strongly disagree that the companions in the story have similar characters … If we read it carefully, each and every one of them are unique in their own “persona” and we can only gain positive approval from them if we make choices based on their “persona”… like my given examples in the case of Seraphina.
Thus far, it looks like this is going to be a deep and epic adventure… looking forward for the whole complete journey in this world