Four thousand years ago, the Dread Demon Lord Karakan was trapped beneath the world. But now, the four elemental seals are weakening, and his emergence is nigh. And only one person can stand between him and the end of the world – an orphaned teenage runaway, with mysterious origins and a dark past – you. Whisked out of your pitiful existence, you are transported to a flying school for magic, there to learn all you can in the few short years before it’s too late.
There's just one problem...
(Note: the following is a pretty big spoiler for something that’s a reasonable way into the beta/demo, but I think it’s quite important for understanding where I’m going to go with this. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read the next paragraph. If you do read it, please remember to hide the text when you’re talking about it below.)
There’s just one problem: you’re not actually the Chosen One. You’re not even a very good mage. Turns out there was a really big mix-up and now you’re going to have to rely on your own wits and human-level strength if you want to have a chance of surviving the next few years…
There are eight ROs, all of whom are available to MCs regardless of gender, and certain poly options are available. Other characters may get minor romances later on, but I don’t want to promise anything.
A responsible, well-mannered young man, but does he have a secret rebellious streak?
(Male, Earth element, 2 years older than you. Poly option with Helena.)
A very friendly young lady, Helena is adventurous but also grounded.
(Female, Fire element, 1 year older than you. Poly option with Ædmund.)
An outgoing, flirtatious teenager who doesn’t seem to take anything seriously.
(Genderfluid, Water element, 1 year older than you. Poly option with Max.)
Smug rich boy who enjoys showing off his wealth and physical strength.
(Male, Fire element, same year as you. Poly option with Kevin.)
Hyperactive comic book fan who’s overjoyed to be in a magical world.
(Female, Air element, same year as you. Poly option with Dahlia.)
Quiet but intelligent teenager with a fondness for undead.
(Agender, Earth element, same year as you. Poly option with Teri.)
Mute girl who enjoys reading and has a strong sense of social justice.
(Female, Water element, 1 year younger than you. Poly option with Xiulan.)
Nature loving boy with brightly-dyed hair and a penchant for picking up strays.
(Male, Air element, 1 year younger than you. Poly option with Charlie.)
The game contains: a description of mental and to a lesser extent physical abuse (specifically from an abusive foster father); kidnapping and temporary loss of bodily autonomy.
The One Chosen. The current demo has over 305,000 words, with an average playthrough of about 138,000 words.
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