An insurance adjuster, armed with an Arcane Forensics degree and surrounded by a group of loyal colleagues, investigates the strange events unfolding in Universe, a city transitioning from flintlock pistols to magic-powered Automations.
Currently sitting at roughly 20 thousand words (~11 per playthrough), this serves as an introduction.
What to expect
- You are not terribly special.
- Romance is present and is going to be an important part, but not the main focus.
- Stats are usually more descriptive than prescriptive. Your abilities are limited mostly by specific decisions that you’ve made throughout the game rather than a stat check.
- Alternate History 19th century
- Not unlike Victorian England
- Some magic but it’s very limited. E.g. you can light a candle, but a bonfire would be a challenge.
- Three Bisexual ROs (one female, two males). There might be new ones in the future.
- Ophelia (F) - sits at your reception desk, draws chalk-on-blackboard advertisements, binds policies. […Ophelia’s used to hearing men’s opinions on what’s best for her. And to ignoring them all the same…]
- Jeremiah (M) - young and promising adjuster working at your office. [If you were born yesterday, you would probably be moved by the devilish smile and the half-closed sly eyes that the dark-skinned 20-something employs to trick other people into liking him. Not to mention that the image of impeccable appearance that he maintains with his pinstripe suit is definitively incongruent with his brattish arrogance. ]
- Anselm (M) - stoic adjuster working at your office. […soldierly figure towering over you as if a pillar you could hold on to…] […they will see the same lopsided widow’s peak governing over his tall forehead and flowing into a wide, beastly jaw. A face that’s too well-defined to be ugly, and too long to be conventionally handsome.]
Very excited for your feedback!
UPD: Following the completion of the first draft (~50k words per playthrough), I’m taking a break from this novel to figure out whether to continue it or not.