Loosely based on the story of Orpheus in Greek mythology (I suspect many of you already know it), who is an incredible musician (being the son of Apollo and one of the Muses.) Basically it starts with his fiance getting bitten by a snake and dying. (Yes I know I said my next one was going to be happy…) A few months later, Apollo steps in and tells him stop bumming everyone out with his depressing music, even if that means going down to the underworld to try and bring her back out again.
So although this one is character locked to a degree, unlike Oedipus, this one is gender and orientation choice. (Although you do have to have a RO for the story.) You will meet a variety of gods, shades and creatures along the way as you attempt to get yourself and your partner out alive.
I’m not sure if I like the title. It might get changed at some point unless it grows on me. Suggestions?
- Walking the lands of the dead (Original title.)
- M. Orpheus
So, this is in no way, shape or form replacing my work on Oedipus (which is almost finished,) or Abysm’s veil (which I’m currently editing to what I’ve written (and writing missing parts) to make it playable as I get the time), but I’ve been working on a few short stories on the side and this was supposed to be one of them. Anyway, since there’s over 15,000 words on it last time I counted and it’s not finished, that means it’s already 3x longer than it should be, so that’s great? I’ve got more than what’s up in the demo, I’ll put it up as I get it edited, but I’m thinking I might try to finish it as a short HG (I’m kind of thinking 50,000 words short, so yes very short. Edit- ok might end up being a little longer… Probably closer to 60,000) Would be great to hear what anyone thinks, thanks
Current posted wordcount 14th Sept: ~21,000 words