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Update 11/13/2020: Fixed a few typos with Brisan’s pronouns and the electives, plus fixed an error in the stat menu.
You have finally gotten into your dream school, the Academy for Aspiring Heroes! Specialize in magic, combat, or a combination of both. Find love, learn new skills, or focus on your studies!
You were overjoyed when you received the letter telling you that your application to the Academy had been accepted. Now the day has finally arrived for you to head off to the school for your first year of classes.
Not everything is as it seems, however, and the past you thought you’d left behind isn’t as far away as you thought. Can you face your fears and the Old World at the same time? And what if the one person you never thought you’d see again has been with you the whole time?
So, I’ve been working on this for a bit. I finally finished Chapter 1! Now I have a demo and I’m ready to share! I bring you… The Academy for Aspiring Heroes! (Working title, but for now I like it.)
You can expect sporadic updates. Very. Sporadic. Chapters may change a lot, heck, the plot may completely switch directions… I have no outline and a very vague plot… heh. I don’t really plan, per se, I just write. I’m looking forward to sharing this with the world, though!
Bring me any and all feedback and suggestions! Typos, bugs, consistency errors, things I didn’t do well, things you’d like to see—if you’d like to see it or think I should do it differently, let me know. Character and plot suggestions are fine too if you have any. Like I said, I kinda just make it up as I go.
With that out of the way, have some details! Keep in mind I was inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, so it’s kind of based on that.
It takes place in a fantasy world that is a combination of medieval and modern. For example, you might see someone wearing jeans and a hoodie, but the gun hasn’t been invented, so swords and bows are the most common weapons. For the most part, it’s the modern world in terms of culture, and medieval in terms of important technology (e.g. guns). Humans are the most common species by far, but other, rarer races like dwarves, elves, and halflings do exist.
The main setting is the Academy for Aspiring Heroes, or AAH: A boarding school that isn’t quite elite, but only lets in maybe 400-500 students a year. The application forms are released each summer. Anyone can apply, free of charge, and the forms are generally available at the local post office, readily available. You can choose to study Combat, Magic, or Magical Combat (think Bard, Ranger, or Paladin from D&D), and can specialize from there. Students learn “normal” subjects such as math and literature along with practicing their chosen Area of Study.
The AAH is a college, so the average student will go there from ages 18-22. However, they also offer a post-graduate program for extra training that lasts 2 years. You must have attended the normal program to attend this one, so most students just do it directly after graduation, so ages 22-24. A few students will attend afterwards, but this is rare.
- Play as female, male, or non-binary and pick your pronouns
- Pick your Area of Study and electives
- A variety of stats which define everything from your skills to your personality to your combat abilities
- Find love and friendship with a variety of characters
I plan to have the majority of characters (those who are around your age, at least) be romanceable. You don’t determine your sexuality, just romance who you want. Romance will be extra on the side. I hope to have a diverse cast of ROs, of all genders (INCLUDING NON-BINARY) and races. Right now, there are only three characters.
Gender variable, same as MC. Human. 18. Studying Magical Combat at the AAH.
Brisan is hotheaded, brash, very outgoing, and bold. They love socializing. They enjoy meeting new people and hanging out with friends. They are Cy’s childhood BFF and neighbor.
Cybeth “Cy” Bristo
Trans male. Human. 18. Studying Magic at the AAH.
Cy is quiet and shy, but his true self comes out when Brisan (or the MC, if they get to know him well enough) is around. He loves reading and is very intelligent. He also enjoys telling stories. He is Brisan’s childhood BFF and neighbor.
Female. Dwarf. 20. Studying Combat at the AAH.
Ror’vann is loud and proud. She’s very excitable and outgoing, loves people, and is the very definition of ADHD. She has a corgi named Nebar whom she loves to death. She doesn’t really have a brain-to-mouth “filter” and may be brutally honest or naive sometimes.
The demo can be found here.
Chapter 1: The Academy
11/12/2020. First released, with the Prologue and Chapter 1.
11/13/2020. Fixed a few typos with Brisan’s pronouns and the electives, plus fixed an error in the stat menu.