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A medieval fantasy themed visual novel with emphasis on LGBT characters and people of color
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Development Update #22

Posted by Marccus (Creator)
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Hey folks! Hope you're doing well :)

Another short update this month, but I wanted to begin with a note about a change in my personal circumstances-- I moved during March!  Getting things ready for the move/the move itself/unpacking and etc did eat into my work time this month, but the more important implication is that unfortunately my living expenses are a lot higher than they used to be, so I'm needing to do more work on the side to pay my rent/bills/food/etc while I continue finishing up the game this year.  I'm hoping it won't delay the project's completion too drastically, but it's something I thought I should mention up front. 

Also, I'm planning to release the new version of the game demo on the anniversary of the first demo, that will include all the reworked (and in some cases, entirely redone) art, new dialog, new UI, new LOTS of things, hahaha, so be on the lookout for that! 

Okay, so onto the update.  This month I'll be introducing 3 new characters and also sharing 3 snippets of music I worked on in March. 

Joon
Joon

 Joon is a high-ranking officer of Alqna, the thieves syndicate operating in Karnata.  Along with Sana (who I've introduced before), his main duty is Serving as a recruiter for the syndicate. 

Sana
Sana

 Next up is Lien

Lien
Lien

 Lien is the only non-magical person living and working in the Ashram (the mage's college), as those with magical abilities dwindle more and more each generation, the arch mages of the college hope that through dedication and study, anyone might be capable of awakening some kind of magic within them.  

Last we have Manu

Manu
Manu

 Manu is the cousin of Swathi (previously introduced) who owns and operates the Rosewood Tavern near the port district of Karnata. 

Can't wait for you all to meet these folks in-game!

Like usual I'll end the update with a few bits of music, the first one is largely completed but the other two are pretty early on in the writing process.  Hope you all have a good month!

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      Augustine on

      The first musical piece is absolutely delightful! The other two make me really excited to find out what's going on in the scene(s) they relate to! I know I've said it before, but I think it would be an excellent idea to offer a musical soundtrack compilation for sale in addition to the game! Your work is extraordinary! I know I've said it before, but every update is literally thrilling from the sheer amount of anticipation! As far as your living expenses go, I hope your Patreon work is hopefully enough to offset it sufficiently. I've already signed up and your work there is absolutely phenomenal as well! I can't recommend it enough! It occurs to me that all of these exclamation marks might appear a tad excessive, but they are fully warranted as far as I'm concerned!