I’ll make it easy for you; you should never trust me. NEVER.
@Quaintrelle thank you so much for sharing your MC, her stats will be of great help! I love her name, and its meaning She sounds like a sweetheart, too bad that she’s in for a lot of suffering, I wonder how well she will fare all by herself. Also, depending on which initial stat you pick, you’ll get to see different hints and interpretations, so maybe you should make another MC and decide which one you like better
Clematis is usually a sweet-natured woman who isn’t one for hostility, except when it comes to Adonis. But rather than it being another side of her personality, or something she keeps under wraps to play a nicer charade, that’s because as her brother, Adonis knows how to push her buttons (anyone who has siblings knows what I am talking about ). He doesn’t even need to say anything in particular, just being in the same room as her is enough to keep Clematis on her toes.
It’s good that you don’t feel much compassion for Adonis or even like him; I didn’t give him a winning personality for reasons. He was never meant to be a likable character, because even though awful things happened to him (for which you can empathise with him or not), his personality isn’t the best, nor some of his actions on The Borders. And yeah, he would still make snippy remarks regardless of the MC’s age
Adonis isn’t the best father out there; he’s not quite awful but I wouldn’t really give him another child to take care for. Also, given that he used to be with Lawren, and is still quite angry about him marrying Clematis, no one is wondering who is Sid’s mother? Or from where did they pop up?
Exactly; I have coded it like that for plot reasons, since Petunia has only one child (if she had both, that would complicate a lot of things). If you’re playing a dfab MC, then you get Leander, and if you have a dmab MC, Baladre. What intentions are you talking about? I love it when people share their theories
Regarding Rue she was extremely tired because she had to deal with Aquilegia (and failed to get her to the dinner), not because she was poisoned. It’s a bit soon for that. Datura looks better because he was having a good day and was in a wonderful mood
In the earlier versions of the demo, he died when the MC was 4 (so he is already outliving what I had planned for him) and appeared in very few scenes. I had very little room to establish his character, so I decided to portray him as a figure full of love and compassion, in contrast with Aquilegia’s personality. Now that I have the time to make him a full-fledged character, I could still make him a kind-hearted man, but with his faults and flaws, which reinforce his kind and utopian nature Too bad he’s a really poor judge of character, and just like all humans, makes (serious) mistakes.
@Lillith …you say it wasn’t long? …The demo alone is 30k words (30.000), over one hundred pages of text and code, you consider that short? Anyways, it’ good that you liked it, but the fact that the MC has a sibling isn’t because they are smaller than average. Just like in real life, having siblings isn’t really much of a choice.
I’ll give some elaborate options for the MC’s Efflorescence party; the first demo had different dress/suits styles and materials you could pick, but this time around I’ll arrange more specific choices that will evoke a nice imagery
Just as @Quaintrelle pointed out, in most cases burgeons become adults at the age of 18, and of for some reason fail to present, they have a second chance at 21
No, it doesn’t (really) sit well with Aquilegia, but if there’s no money, not much else can be done It reflects badly on her, and she hates it because she cares a lot for her reputation, but her management skills are poor. There will be a scene where Aquilegia is really angry with the fact the MC can’t have their Efflorescence, and it’s a nice opportunity for the MC to express their feelings regarding The Society’s traditions.