Hi all! So it’s been a few, but I have the revised demo for my WIP almost set and ready to go now! Currently it’s sitting at about 36k words with the prologue, chapter 1, and half of chapter 2 written.
WARNINGS: violence, death, blood. Also some swearing.
Hunt your nightmares, or die trying.
Demons lurk in the shadows, hunting by night and preying on innocents.
You are a Venator, a demonhunter who is bound to a demon, giving you the ability to destroy them. You and your kind are the only ones stopping the demons from wreaking death upon the city.
Play as male, female, non-binary, and gay, straight, or bi.
Befriend your fellow demon hunters… or make enemies. (Or… possibly romance them )
Choose your weapon and skillset.
Your demon can have 3 different personalities depending on your personality.
Unravel the plot behind several disappearances.
Choose to help the Venators… or SIDE WITH THE DEMONS!!
My Sales Pitch
The Venators are a group of demon hunters that works from the shadows to protect people from threats they don’t even know exist. You are one of these Venators, trained since youth to hunt and destroy demons. When you and your mentor return to the city of Ashgarde, the birthplace of demons, you discover things are taking a turn for the worse - there are more demons than ever, Venators are disappearing without a trace, and unknown threats lurk in the night.
I’d like to think that it’s character-driven.
Characters and RO's
The man who took you into the Venators and trained you for years, Alastair McCarthy. A gruff old man who seems to have a bit of a soft spot for you.
The demon residing in your mind, bound to you until death. His name is Jack, and he can be a sassy, subdued, or straight-up sadistic companion.
Stanton - 5’11", brown hair and green eyes. A haughty but talented Venator who dreams of becoming a scientist. He possesses a keen wit that is not always used for good; there is most likely a scathing insult ready to be hurled from his tongue at any given moment.
Ellie - 5’8", dark brown hair and amber eyes. An eager and confident Venator who is outgoing, and perhaps a bit too careless. She is the spirit of the group who keeps careful track of everyone’s martial success, if only to remind others of her aptitude for killing demons.
Curtis - 6’3", light brown hair and dark blue eyes. An earnest Venator who loves protecting others, whether it be his friends or innocent people. He can be a bit dense sometimes, but he tries his best to keep the others out of as much trouble as he can.
Warren - 5’8", curly dark hair and dark eyes. A quiet but compassionate Venator who would rather be making music than killing things. He can be aloof and rather eccentric, and can often be found sleeping in or slacking off, much to the ire of his mentor.
Grace - 5"4, black hair and light brown eyes. A studious and gentle Venator who acts as a medic. She lacks any inclination for violence and only ever goes into the field to heal. Painfully shy and socially awkward, yet she will always be there if her friends need her.
UNKNOWN! - not telling you about this one, although I’m sure you can all figure it out. Fine, here’s the physical description. 5’7", blonde hair and pale blue eyes.
2 other potential ROs? Depending on how things play out/if people would be interested (1 nb option (5’10", pale hair and gray eyes) and 1 male option (6’0", black hair and yellow eyes).
Anyway, yeah! I hope you enjoy reading it. Any feedback/criticisms would be super helpful! Any awkward wordings, pacing problems, or misspellings? Any plot points that sound stupid or characters who are inconsistent (even within the first two chapters)? Also, a big thing I would love to hear are thoughts on if I didn’t include choices that people would actually realistically make, mostly dialogue-wise. (Did I phrase that clearly? Probably not. I’m tired.) Please let me know! Also mentioning any bugs present would be helpful. I know I have a lot to work on, so thank you for your patience!
11/2/2020: prologue, ch1, half of ch2. ~36,000 words (+code)
11/4/2020: small small update to ch2. (added ~2,000 words, (+code))