For the Antaryon, who blessed me with opportunity.
For my Instructors, who created fire from ash.
While the enemies of the Empereur-Auguste still draw breath, there can be no peace.
Viam Ferro - the Path of Steel
It is not an exaggeration to declare that fate has deemed you worthy, for you have been chosen. You, my young warrior, have been chosen to fulfill a noble purpose. In this world, there exists but two forces - the Emperor-Auguste and his adversaries. No more, no less. You must accept the reality that you are now an orphan, bereft of family ties, but not without a new family to serve.
Behold, you are now a member of the Sequi Imperfecta, a group of seemingly worthless youths who will soon undergo the Iron Guard’s Induction Trials at the esteemed Academiae. Your present state of worthlessness shall soon be eradicated, for you are destined for greatness. Soon, you shall embark on a journey to The Border, where you shall be tested and tried, so that one day, you may have the honor of joining the illustrious ranks of the Praesidio Ferro.
Make no mistake, you have been selected for a higher calling, and therefore, should rejoice. You have been chosen to serve, to dedicate your life to the noble cause of defending the Emperor-Auguste till your dying breath. Such a purpose is not given to the weak or faint of heart. You, my young warrior, have been deemed strong enough, capable enough, and worthy enough to stand amongst the greatest defenders of the realm. Embrace this truth, and let it fuel your every action as you embark on this journey of service and glory.
Is truth absolute, or is it a fluid concept that can be shaped by one’s subjective interpretation of reality?
➤ Your craft is death - Sharpen your martial arts prowess with a sword or a spear as you endure the notorious Iron Guard’s horrific induction ceremony. Test your martial skills in theory, and practice, to achieve your unique style of fighting. Explore a world where injustice reigns supreme and learn a thing (or two) about the Art of Steel. You must become the Steel of the Empereur-Auguste, or die trying!
➤ Try to Survive - Do you have what it takes to make it through the Academiae or even The Border? You must carve a place for yourself in a world where everything is out to get you. An untimely death, losing loved ones, and everything trying to kill you are indeed commonplace. You will be molded anew by hardships and obstacles to reach new heights or experience unimaginable lows. How will you stain the canvas that is this world?
➤ What remains is strength - The protagonist is not you. However, you will unquestionably need to embody that which is nearest if you want to survive. Will you succeed in a setting where youth are being raised to become the Steel of the Empereur-Auguste? It is not for the weak of spirit to endure what you will go through if you manage it. The most repulsive aspects of a person emerge when they must struggle to survive. You will be surrounded by a constant, fog-like mist of brutality, betrayal, and absolute desperation. The question is now: Are you able to claw your way out of that desperation and rise with a head held high?
➤ The forbidden Fruit - Romance? Preposterous! There is no time to dabble in such things as mortal pleasures, rest assured. However, even when desperation grips those around you, will you be able to assemble a trustworthy Squad? Don’t be deceived; although treachery is widespread, you must maintain bonds with others. No person can conquer the world on their own, no matter how powerful they are. This is reality, where crushing a dream is far easier than achieving it and you are about to get a cruel wake-up call.
Greetings, and welcome to my very first ChoiceScript Game!
This will be in a more medieval setting, and without spoiling too much, it will heavily focus on War alongside politics. War, obviously, is far from just fighting battles, it is far… far more. It has many sides to it, both sinister and utterly mesmerizing. This is a low-fantasy, semi-realistic CoG set in a world of grey.
As the saying goes,
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.
You will play a Sequi Imperfecta, which are youths about to go through the Academiae to prepare for The Border. There is a lot planned, yet not yet realised. For now, the description will be on the vague side to allow me some room to breath and I won’t list everything you can achieve as I am not yet fully set on what the goals are.
There are currently 3 Chapters in planning (more to come potentially), with a planned update schedule of Bi-Weekly.
Introductionary Chapter - Incomplete (10-20%) | In Planning
Chapter I - Incomplete (0%) | In Planning
Chapter II - Incomplete (0%) | In Planning
There is already a Demo available (after 3 consecutive days of programming), where you can look at the stats and test out the customization section of the Intro Chapter.
Discord (Under construction)
25th February, 2023 - Major Update
- Edited Praesidio Ferro Description, hair & eyes description, and Militaris Facultatem description
- After-edited and flavored some parts of scenes (for better or for worse)
- Expanded on the story, entering into the first Trial (& fight scene) - only one proper path available for now
- Partially edited & flavored the newly available scenes
- Edited the Forum Description to be more befitting and fixed an error
9th February, 2023 - Major Update
- Added flavor text for the Economy of the Imperium
- Added 1/2 of the Economy for the Imperium
- Re-branded the headers of the stats & the introductory chapter
- Expanded on the story (Currently only one ‘mini-path’ is available, but will be expanded upon)
- Added Stats Explanation
- Partially edited the newly available scenes
20th January, 2023 - Minor Update
- Added flavor text for Historiae Mundi
- Partially re-wrote the customization scenes (hopefully improved clarity, delivering and expanded upon the choice of words used by me)
- Partially edited the customization scenes (fewer punctuation errors, still working on those tenses, fixed some sentence structures, …)
- Added Praesidio Ferro - unedited Description
- Added Heraldry for Nobilis Familias & general coat of arms for most factions in the Imperium de Valeria
17th January, 2023
- First Demo release.
- Stats Screen fixes
- Bug fixes
- Customisation scenes finished
- Hotfixed image issues in the demo