High up in the sky, up where Marryss’s two suns shine a little too bright, is the only familiar academy you were accepted into: Windmere School for Masters and Their Familiars. No familiar? Check. No clue what’s going on? Check. But it seems fate has entrusted the lives of many in your palms; and the question that remains, is will you know how to save them?
Your little Fragment of the world is starting to feel a lot bigger than it seems, when hybrids are being slaughtered without a single trace! It seems no matter how hard you try and mind your own business in this school, all you do is get roped in even further…
• Summon and train all sorts of familiars, from the graceful pegasus to the loyal dragon! Use it’s magic for good, or bad?
• Save halfling lives and solve the mystery of Windmere! It seems impossible to track a killer who leaves no trace, but I suppose you’ll have to find a way(???)
• Choose your very own roommate! They’re certainly a…colorful bunch, you’re sure to find somebody!
• Fall in love with a hybrid, seek romance with an elf, set your eye on a prestigious student? You decide!
• The possibilities are only slightly limited!
• Kioko Fallowway / ??? / Cat-human Hybrid
Incredibly kind, affectionate cat-person with absolutely no sense of personal boundaries whatsoever. Would probably surprise you with a gift on every single minor holiday. Summoner of Kalani, Pegasus of Poison.
• Cadence Stillspire / Female / Human
Solitary, self-centered, bookish girl with an immense issue regarding expressing her true feelings. The embodiment of “it-it’s not like I like you or anything!”. Summoner of Valentine, Amarok of the Night.
• Ethlando Elluin Thephyra “Carris” Xilhana (“Just call me Carris.”) / Male / Elf
Charismatic, egotistical elf who’s dream is to inspire others while “enhancing their lives with his charm”. Can make anything feel like a party, or a pickup line. Summoner of Naca, Dragon of Flesh.
• Quinn Snowtide / Non-binary / Human
Considerate, self-aware, and seemingly-perfect human being. Raised in an aristocratic family; a closeted rebel. “Absolutely delightful!”. Summoner of Eternicus, Phoenix of Fortune.
• Paisley Marshwood / Female / Human
Laid-back, lazy, and nonchalant young student of Windmere. Actually insanely smart; never has to try too hard. Says things like “dude”, “man”, and “cool”. Summoner of Flismite, Thunderbird of Power.
• Arwin Hawkrun / Male / Human
Nervous, creative, and scared boy who has an affinity for drawing. His familiar is the center of his world. Gentle giant. Summoner of Aegon, Dragon of Wisdom.
UPDATE FROM 9/10/18:
Coming back at you not even a week later with a few new bug fixes:)
-Fixed a lot of grammatical issues and bad word choice, a side-effect of sleep-deprived Kat
-Fixed Kioko’s pronouns
-Removed the scene where you choose your appearance during Cadence’s introduction (to be added in another chapter)
-Changed a few character dialogue lines to be more accurate to their personalities
Have I been asked ALL of these questions?..No. But some of them I have, and here they are!
Q: How old are first session students?
A: “First session students” includes MC (and Kioko…I’m not a perv >>). 16 years, with human measurements of time. (YES, MY MIND FLIPPED OUT. SORRY FOR THOSE WHOM I ANSWERED “14” TO, AAAAAAH)
Q: How many ROs are there?
A: Six romantic options. Kioko, Cadence, Carris, Quinn, Arwin, and Paisley. But, you could make that seven (if you really want to make me write more scenes) by voting for Magdalena as an RO in the improvement poll below!
Q: Can I have Arwin/Paisley as my roommate?
A: Nope! They’re roommates with each other.
Q: I have a suggestion/bug report! Where can I submit it?
A: Just comment! Some screenshots would be great, but if you have an accurate description of where it is in the story, I’ll probably be able to pinpoint it.
Q: When is the next update?
A: It usually takes me MINIMUM about a month (give or take some) to write a completely new chapter. But sometimes I update in between them with bug fixes or another announcements.
WE HAVE A DISCORD SERVER~!!
Yes, wowie, so professional!
You can join it for early updates on progress, exclusive art, and way more! Also I’m there sometimes ; )
Click the link to join! https://discord.gg/MBDkF3d
We need cover artists, character designers, and artists who can draw certain scenes for Keys!
APPLY TO BE AN ARTIST HERE!: https://goo.gl/forms/5W6286ClR61UXtyn2
This is a poll for those who have played through the game! It was originally made to accommodate the old, original, 3-chapter version of keys, but it’s still here in case you’re here from the old version and would like to write something~!
EXTRA NOTE: A new question’s been added, thanks to @readher for bringing this to light! If I get an overwhelming amount of votes in her favor, I’ll be adding Magdalena as an RO.
(Was this a good idea? We’re finding out!)
LINK IS HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/EjsCUFNIbw5yCcO73
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