The Divine Flock.
Some call them crazy, some even dangerous. Some even say the cult is hiding dark secrets. But, in all your life you have yet to find one. After all you should know should there be any dark secrets: you are a member after all!
A member, not only of the Divine Flock, but also a pupil of the Avis Academy, the best school the cult has. Your life is quiet and follows a strict routine, at least until two Strays from the outside, the normal, world are allowed in the normally so closed off grounds and as a newly appointed Wing it is your job to keep an eye on one of them. With their arrival some of those dark secrets may finally come to light…
Genre: Dark Academia, Urban Fantasy.
Important: I am working full time, updates wont come fast!
What to expect of the story so far:
Frequent changes, as there are still some parts (like the names) where I am not finished yet, but I decided that I can simply add that later!
-Genderselectable MC: cis male or female, trans male or female. However due to growing up in a cult, MC wont know that trans is a thing/what it means, this is something MC can learn about. The same goes for sexual orientation: play as gay, bi, straight, aroace or ace, but be prepared for consequences.
-Pick your level of devotion: be a devout follower of the teachings of the Divine Flock, reject it partly or wholly, or simply not care. All of it will have consequences.
-Choose one of various school clubs, your volery, and get unique text and a unique storyline. Ranging from dance to school security, to managing your social media page.
Your Nest, a group of younger pupils you were responsible for before the Strays arrived. You may not be their Wing on paper anymore, but you still hold a special place in their heart! They do miss you and are looking forward giving you a present on your birthday!
Your volery: whichever volery you joined, you are going to met pupils that are just as enthusiastic about your chosen interest as you are! Some more than others.
Your parents. It’s another question if the relationship between you is good, but important it surely is!
Known as Fuchsia King, one of the Strays. Her eyes are hidden behind glasses but you could swear she sees everything! Rarely loud, she is calm and softspoken. Her eyes are hazel and her hair is curly and dark brown. She loves vintage aesthetics and will fight anyone who also love old values
Known as Chase Watson, one of the Strays. The complete opposite of Fuchsia. Loud, colourful and it seems everything out of his mouth is either a curse or shameless flirting. He is not a fan of the Divine Cult. His hair is dyed a dark blue, his eyes are heterochromic (which is the only thing hetero about him) grey and blue.
Wing Droznik Juschka, your childhood best friend. Always happy, always smiling and somehow always at your side, he went through the Wing training with you and would rather lose this status than lose you. Your new responsibilities are making him a little bit jealous and he would love to interview the Strays and know more about the outside world. He has light brown hair and brown eyes, his face is covered in freckles.
Wing Astoria Rapace (Red Flag), while not being in any volery she still seems to know everything about anyone… her tiny smile is a rare gift but as you get to know her you will find it a gift often shown only to you. She shows interest in you, now make sure she doesn’t lose it. Think of your chliche horror movie girl and you have Astoria: pale, really dark brown eyes, long straight black hair.
-only for Peacocks: Marter, your online friend. Originally you were only supposed to write with them to ge them to join. Over time it blossemed into friendship and maybe more… or not, its your choice. (Still debatting about Marter, as this adds a whole RO to a specific volery which the other volery routes dont yet have as well)
-only for Swans: Estelle/Elrond Falkenflug, your rival in the Swans! Which, given the fact that you literally need to work together, is quite annoying.
What not to expect:
-quick updates. I already have a few more scenes finished, however I want to finish the complete second day first and post it all together. Also I am working full time, this means I have not much free time.
Plus I have ADHD, meaning while I lose interest quickly, this also means it will come back and with it my motivation.
-anything useless: those TWs will be needed, they arent just for decoration.
-anything american (except Chase). The game takes place in Europe
What I am looking for, feedback:
-Grammar and spelling mistakes. English isnt my first language and I have a hard time writing in it, so there are probably tons of grammatical errors! I would be thankful for everyone who would point them out. I am trying to write in british english, but my school thought american and british english so I may mix it up.
-Wording and writing in general. Are sentences too wordy or just weird to read? Too many choices?
-Contrary: is there anything that sticks out as really well done or nice?
-Story over stats? I am still debating if I should add stats, as since of now I only have use for a few.
-Code: unless there is a gamebreaking error I am learning this as I go, and as long as its working this isnt my priority.
31.5.23, a clarification what the birds name means has been added! Let me know if I need to rewrite anything for better understanding.
06.06.23: You can now play until the first visit to your chosen volery! It should stop before you go there.
23.06.23, just a few typo fixes, changed some things, added something about MCs parents (choose a red rose first to access)
28.06.23: big update, all volery scenes up the the evening have been added!
02.07.23: uplaoded the new code for Chases and Fuchsias route. Added the first version for players who want to change the sexuality of their MC (hello sexual awakening).
08.07.23: Updated the second night. Tried and failed to add the save system.
09.07.23: Save system is working. Added a small scene with Astoria, added english names.
16.7.23: added a new made up sport for the Hawks
31.7.23: small update, added the next morning, with some more lore!
15.9.23: added the whole open day, and a party, get into a relationship, discover the Divine Flocks true face.
17.9.23: fixed errors, changed a scene that cut Drozniks route short.
7.11.23: fixed some errors, saves are back on, added content to give a bit more insight into the story! Learn a bit more about your fellow Wing Astoria, choose if you want to be a vegetarian!
11.11.23: Added some content to Estelles route, fixed an error that broke Drozniks rejection route.
You are NOT playing as a BIRD!
To play the demo, go here: https://dashingdon.com/go/13119
Plans for the next big update: adding different scenes for Chase and afab Wings and the same for Fuchsia, check the bookshop code, add update.
Check out my other WIP: WIP Grey Swan - Wisteria Birds - Small Update 04.11.23
Or my other other WIP: Grey Swan - Hawks and Doves Updated 21.11.23
Inspired by Ghibli: Ghibli inspired WIP - Citadel of dancing Birds 22.11.23
My tumblr: https://reinekes-fox.tumblr.com
Get to find out what car MC drives!
Feel free to ask me anything over there, my anons are never closed.