The Elder Crystals by Dariel Ivalyen (WIP) (Updated: January 27, 2023)

You know when there is an update or something could you change the topic title to let people know, please?

I’m loving this WIP and I don’t want to miss something but I only knew something may going off because I was told there were unread posts other than that I may not have clicked on right now because I didn’t have anything new to add to the conversation or anything that would help with/add to the WIP.


So the game just assumes that we already read our new books, am I understanding you right?

Then that needs to be specified in the game. When exactly did we squeeze that in?

Because playing the game, the impression I got is that we hadn’t.

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Thank you for the feedback! I’ll make sure to add a sentence that mentions doing a bit of reading before bed if you bought a book in Chapter 1.

@Spiritool Thank you! I’m glad you find the story and mechanics promising! :yellow_heart:

This part of the post is for everybody.

I just wanted to tell you that I added a bit of info about future updates for the demo to the main post. You can find it under “UPDATES,” but I’ll also repeat it here.

Chapter 3 will become available in the demo when I finish working on Chapters 3 and 4. Chapter 4 will be up when I’m done with Chapters 5 and 6. The up-to-date version of the game is (and has been for months now) available on Patreon under the alpha build.

Chapter 3 will be around 50.000 words, which should take about 5-6 weeks of writing. Chapter 4 should be similar in size, which means the next content update will be out in about 2.5-3 months. I don’t usually give dates, but this plan seems more or less solid and doable. :yellow_heart:


This game looks very promising with interesting story and mechanic stats. i would like to see it completed


The Elder Crystals reached 100.000 words today!!! :yellow_heart:



I just added the first 5000 words of Chapter 3 to the alpha build, and you’re welcome to check it out on my Patreon if you’re interested, but that’s not why I’m here today. I’m here because the second portrait is ready. It’s Ameda, the female version of the Astronomer.

ARTIST: Izabela Oliwia

The next portrait will be Cerien (male witchling)! :yellow_heart:



If you’re interested in maps, a map of the Secluded Valley is available now on my Patreon! It was made in Inkarnate, and it will likely be followed by a map of Ferndale. :yellow_heart:


Found a goofy little typo. Result of a copy paste? :smile:

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I just added the first big quest to Chapter 3 (alpha build). It consists of 15 new choices and about 10.800 words worth of content. The update also added the second romance scene for our monk, Nelfas/u. I might be able to write another one of these larger quests in February. Let’s hope so! :yellow_heart:


Chapter 3 is already about 32.000 words long, and I think it’s more or less 60% done. Another big update for the alpha build will be going live tomorrow! :yellow_heart:

The next portrait–male witchling–is already in the works, and shouldn’t take too long!



Since I should be done with Chapter 3 by the end of the week (42.000 words rn), I thought I might run a quick poll and ask you, guys, about the first two chapters. There are five romantic moments available in Chapter 2 (with five different characters), and I’d like to ask you about your favorites.

You can vote for up to three characters, and I would also love to learn why you find these particular characters and scenes appealing. Do any of them stand out to you? Are you excited about some of them more than others? What are your thoughts? :yellow_heart:

  • Amedu/a (Astronomer)
  • Nelfas/u (Monk)
  • Cerien/ina (Witchling)
  • Darion/a (Noble Archer)
  • Xarien/ina (Mercenary)

0 voters


Chapter 3 is now available on Patreon. The game just hit 146.000 words, and a single playthrough should be around 54.600 words-long. Achievements (and some extra race-specific moments) will be added on Monday. Hope you enjoy! :yellow_heart:

Edit: Added two achievements and a missing journal entry. And now I need to get some rest and hope this head-blocking cold I’ve been dealing with will be gone in a day or two… :smile: