@awkward_viking thank you! Seriously, you’re helping me a great deal Not only I’m kinda messy (so I make plenty of typos or/and end up writing strange stuff because I forgot certain words), I’m not a native spaker either, so I’m bound to make grammatical mistakes. By the way, I love, love the little notes
Mmm… I have never thought of Datura’s attractiveness to be honest; only as a father figure Aquilegia is another matter, because even if she’s the mother, she’s a lot more (emotionally) distant, so I see her in different light. Mmm… on looks alone… he has a wonderful facial bone structure, a long face and strong nose; and even thought he’s under a lot of stress, he’s not balding. I would say he’s a good catch.
The concept of beauty is not exactly definite, because not all the families are of the same racial group (so it would be unfair to expect all of them to fit certain criteria). I still have to put a lot of worldbuilding in-game, but over the generations new families have been introduced into The Society, making beauty canons hard to establish. So in this world, someone’s attractiveness is calculated by their social standing, the riches they have, their appearance (their looks and how well they smarten up), and their personality (and yes, their relevance is in this very order).
While the MC is still a child, a lot of people assume that they will look like Datura once they are older; but as they grow up, I’ll give the player the option to pick if they take after him, Aquilegia, or neither. Depending on what you choose, there will be slight differences. A MC who doesn’t physically look like him and has a really poor relationship with Avaron, will get a really cool variation of certain scene
@idonotlikeusernames I… I think both of us are getting confused. I was saying that there’s no particulary if male because Aquilegia won’t specially target the MC if they are male or dmab. Mostly because back when she was pregnant with them, there was no way she could know if they were dmab/dfab. She messed up the doses, and rather than aborting, possibly caused some serious long-term complications for the MC’s health. Then there’s another phase where she does, indeed, poison a little MC, messing up their constitution even further. I have never, never said anything of what you’re mentioning about baldness and breast-cancer.
Given what we have seen of him, do you think that knowing his child is capable of/would actively harm other people in order to get what they want (even if it’s for him) would hurt him? Yes, so the MC better covers their tracks properly so he doesn’t discover all the stuff they have done
You are not going to like this answer, at all; the very first person you have to cause pain to is Datura. Yes, you have to make him suffer, but that’s not the end of it; if he finds out who the MC hurt after or the stuff they had done (to achieve all they wanted/needed) he’s going to be twice as miserable