@Logan3000x I wonder how will you feel when certain scenes are done; Aquilegia has been… behaving quite well for now (I’m not kidding), she will get way nastier as the game progresses
Regret? Aquilegia? Those are incompatible words; she’s unable to feel guilt or pity for anyone else than herself (when her schemes fail). I’m nowhere near done with her, and believe me, very few people will want to start a familial relationship with her/have her near. She’s, at her best, irredeemable: I didn’t create her to be a likable character, but a reflection of how awful humans can be, regardless of the ties that bind them to you (even if said relationship is something as important as a parent/child bond; how cruel they are, even thought they are supposed to love and protect you). Those related to you by kinship aren’t always ready to help or support you when you need them, even if they are your blood and flesh, and real family doesn’t always share your blood.
The Crowfoot are not fit to take care of children or any form of life that might need nurturing Adonis believes that they (all the branches of the Crowfoot family) should die out some day, preferably as soon as possible.
In case Datura does quick the bucket while the MC is still a minor, Aquilegia won’t interact much with them; she will leave the MC’s care to the staff, but will arrange their lives as she sees fit (what will be best for herself, basically).
@DisturbedOne What’s wrong with “Crowfoot”? And does the formula still work if she’s the evil mother?
@PisceanLover Aaaaw, you’re so sweet; thank you for your encouragement!
I said “”“if”"", so it’s not like I gave you a clear answer
I could give you a huge spoiler, but… I like to keep some things secret (for now), and I also want to see you guys beg tear your hair out a bit, wondering what could it be. But I know that the players will have to break their own hearts in order to save Datura, and even then, some might not be ready enough to go through it
Because it’s fun
Absolutely; the purple desire was a very rough draft, but I like how much it has changed I’ve learned a lot of ChoiceScript in the past year, and I don’t have any time constraints, so I can do a much better job.
Avaron (the sibling: Ava+Aaron=Avaron) will play an important part in the game (if not vital); they will help with the MC’s development and once the main plot starts, they have their own role. They can be a great ally or bitter enemy for the player, depending on how they play their cards, and the relationship Avaron has with the MC can affect the outcome of the whole game
I intentionally put Avaron in a very delicate position (as the younger sibling of the MC, who will more than likely steal Datura’s attention) so the player has meaningful reasons to resent/love them, shape their personality, and how people perceive them (given how they treat their baby sibling). It also worked for the MC to be much more self-reliant than just from the independence gained from age (giving the option to look for him or start distancing themselves even more), so you’re totally right; you have good observation skills So Veela’s reactions are totally valid and a possible outcome for Datura’s decisions, that’s bound to cause drama and shape your playthrough
Oh, he’ll likely be really hurt, but sometimes things are out of his control and his hands are tied; he grieves the fact that his oldest child might feel abandoned (they won’t be, but now he can’t spend all his free time with only them), but he can’t just ignore Avaron. That doesn’t mean Datura won’t have any more time for the MC, but they will have to learn to share their time with him (or be willing to spend a lot of time with Avaron too).
@Sau_Mei_Ng you’re welcome And just to let you know, you will be able to deal with Aquilegia in the future