“They came to Korachea before Memory itself and became gods to mankind. An uneasy peace has always existed between Creator, the Savior of the Light, and Akka, the terrible Never-God, Sovereign of the Darkness. For hundreds of years that peace has kept the world in harmony. Eons ago, in history and in myth, the pair’s history had been inseparably bonded: If one were to defeat the other, or an outside force defeat both, a new Supreme Being of Light and Darkness would be borne, capable of throwing all of Korachea into chaos. Distance has always kept the two safe from each other. Creator knows there exists no Light without Darkness, yet Akka believes Darkness has the power to consume and overrule all Light. A year ago, determined to become the Supreme Being, Akka and the darkfiends began a Holy War against Creator and His Army of Light.”
EDIT: Akka sends Deimos, a young darkfiend - which is a follower of the Never-God - on a mission to exterminate the Generals of the Army of Light, which would leave Creator vulnerable to attack. Akka then intends to battle and defeat Creator, thereby making him the Supreme Being of Korachea. Throughout the game, a variety of characters will come in contact with Deimos, some of which join the party for their own reasons.
There is so much more to the story, but I really do not want to give away any spoilers after the first half of the game. This is here pretty much just to get a bit of feedback. Creator is going to have a new name, he has a filler name currently. Before you go any further, I should say that I created this game to try to emulate the feel of the original Final Fantasy games. Also note that this is only the first in a planned trilogy, with smaller fill-in stories to bridge the gaps between the games.
- A fast-paced campaign that spits in the face of many standard RPG clichés (I am guilty of embracing a few others).
- A perspective-changing main character: you play as a ruthless villain willing to tear apart Korachea in service of the Never-God, a man willing to do anything to reach his goals.
- A myriad assortment of morally ambiguous characters: no longer are characters purely good or strictly evil.
- A campaign that I expect will last upwards of twenty hours, full of unexpected twists that will keep you guessing until the very end. Also, I’m planning on including many side-quests and mini- games to fill your time, as well as the ever-popular level grinding time.
- POST-STORY GAMEPLAY!
The entirety of the story takes place in a world called Korachea. Korachea is divided into several continents and countries, which are further spread into towns and provinces. Different continents/towns follow either Creator or Akka, while some are neutral and believe in no gods. Korachea has forests, mountain ranges, plains, a desert, an ice continent; pretty much all standard areas in an RPG. Nearly every town/continent has a major connection to the over-arcing storyline, but there are several areas that only pertain to side-quests and post-story gameplay.
ASGARD - The snowy continent. Largest city Salveynia. Where the party finds Balgor, the final general of the Army of Light.
BALTWOOD FOREST - A forest. No known cities. Where the party finds Celeste, the daughter of Akka.
THE BAT CAVES - A series of caves. A labyrinth that hides one of the generals of the Army of Light.
THE BLUFFS OF DISDAIN - A series of cliffs that the party climbs near the end of the game. At the top is an old man who reveals that The Destroyer of Worlds can be found in Crossethorn.
BRYN - A rustic countryside. Largest cities Uerthe and Jerenze. Concealed somewhere is one of the generals of the Army of Light. Jerenze is where the party finds Klatt.
CROSSETHORN - Center of Korachea. Where the party finds the Destroyer of Worlds. The Road to Crossethorn extends from Tammblossom and isn’t accessible until the final confrontation.
DEEP HAVEN - A huge field of long grass that conceals many enemies. Largest cities Vaceron and Gorband. Vaceron is where the party finds Uwe.
EDGE - An homage to FFVII. A general of the Army of Light (Cloud) is here.
ILLAND - A side-quest island. No major events occur except the end of certain side-quests.
RED HOLLOW - A huge desert. Where the party finds Alastor.
SHADOWBURGH - The Realm of the Never-God originated here. The epicenter of Darkness in Korachea.
SPARROW’S HATCH - The technologically advanced section of Korachea. Largest city Arkadia. Where the party finds Fagan. The location of one of the members of the Army of Light.
TAMMBLOSSOM - The sole area of the game free of enemies. Equivalent to Tolkien’s Shire. Largest city Keldyn. The Road to Crossethorn extends from the northern tip of Tammblossom to Crossethorn itself.
WILLOWFIELD - The Realm of Creation originated here. The epicenter of Light in Korachea.
Deimos Acheron - Deimos has been a member of the darkfiends since a very young age. Having trained for years to become a Dark Soldier, Akka and the Councilmen decide to send him on a mission to exterminate the Generals of the Army of Light, thereby leaving Creator himself vulnerable for Akka to defeat. Though technically a villain, he’s not an entirely black and white character, and is the game’s main protagonist.
Celeste Raesurthe, (Green Mage) - Celeste is the daughter of Akka the Never-God, who as a youth studied in the ways of the Light. Though she did this to aid darkfiends and Dark Soldiers injured in the service of Darkness, the Never-God took this as an insult and decided to have her banished. She joins in Deimos’ mission in an attempt to redeem herself in her father’s eyes.
Apollos Klatt, (Warrior) - Klatt was born into the unaffiliated continent, though he was always raised more towards the Light than Darkness. After coming across the companions, Klatt travels with them to Gorband, unaware that Deimos is on a mission to exterminate the Army of Light. After Creator has Klatt’s son taken to protect the boy from Klatt’s seemingly “dark” influence, Klatt decides to rejoin Deimos in an attempt to rescue his son.
Gil Fagan, (Rogue) - Fagan, like Klatt, was born into the unaffiliated continent, though unlike Klatt will lean toward either the Light or Darkness if it fits his goals. He is approached by Akka and the Councilmen to join Deimos and aid him on the mission to destroy the Army of Light. He’s a rather unpleasant fellow, kind of villainous in and of himself.
Uwe Darmayne, (Ranger) - Orphaned as a child, Uwe taught herself how to survive in the wilderness. Her parents, ardent believers in Creator, were killed in a fire. Though she’s not a supporter in the Never-God, she seeks revenge for their deaths, believing Creator could have prevented them, and is therefore willing to help Deimos defeat the Army of Light and leave Creator vulnerable.
Alastor Qu’Otho, (Black Mage) - Alastor was raised in the Realm of the Never-God, and was promoted to the rank of Dark Soldier after serving the Councilmen on several successful missions. Alastor decides to help Deimos defeat the Army of Light, in the hopes of securing himself a position in Akka’s Council once one of the current Councilmen die.
Osiris Balgor, (White Mage) - Balgor is a General in the Army of Light. The circumstances in which he joins Deimos and company will constitute the entire second half of the game, something that hasn’t even been touched on in any of these biographies…
Creator, the Savior of the Light - A god of Korachea, Creator is the epitome of Light. Many towns and continents follow his rule. He is the leader of the Army of Light, whose goal is to stop the spread of Darkness and undermine Akka's tyrannical rule. He is a main antagonist of the game, one of several.
Akka, the Never-God - Akka is Deimos' ruler. He is Darkness incarnate, and he wishes to defeat Creator in order to control all of Korachea for himself to spread Darkness throughout the land. His Council follows him, but has a degree of power; they command the darkfiends and Dark Soldiers, though Akka has ultimate control over even the Council.
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Edited by Batman19, 14 December 2012 - 12:38 AM.