Valiance Valiance is a fantasy adventure RPG that tells the story of the investigation of a mysterious crystalline substance by two members of the storied Escors military force. Academy student Freyja and, ex-soldier of fortune, Alexius are investigating a hex that has covered the nearby town of Rautio, and the connected disappearance of the mayor. The hex and the mayor are only the start of their problems however, as Freyja and Alexius and their companions embark on a journey of personal struggles, a loss of innocence and identity in a shifting and dangerous world, and a confrontation with an evil that seems all but inevitable. Eudora, a fantasy and science fiction hybrid setting, is one of many regions within the world of Lurra. Considerable diversity can be seen throughout the cultures of the clans and countries across Eudora, a region encompassing independent city-states, kingdoms and empires alike. Eudora is made up from three continents, diverse in their climates and cultures; the verdant Aglaea to the west, the mountainous Thalia to the south, and the vast Euphrosyne to the east, in addition to numerous islands and archipelagos. Gameplay The gameplay of Valiance is based around exploring the diverse areas of Eudora, solving puzzles and fighting enemies. Exclusive Class System Each character will be able to switch between their own exclusive classes as they unlock them throughout the game. This allows you to be able to adapt your party to all manner of situations and gives the player the freedom of using a safe and familiar party set-up for one battle, and then switching to a novel combination of classes for the next. As you unlock all of the available classes, you’ll find there are hundreds of party combinations available for you to experiment with. The classes for each character have been designed to highlight their skills, their personalities, and their character development throughout the game, while also allowing them to fulfil a range of roles within battle. Booster Packs Whenever you characters defeat a monster, there’s a chance it will drop a magically charged stone after the battle. Many retailers and travelling merchants will accept these, along with a small fee, as currency for packages of items. Rumour has it that lucky shoppers will occasionally receive extra items in their packages, items which are said to be rather rare and powerful. Combos Battles are centred around chaining together skills and status effects that result in unique combos that deliver increased damage and new effects. Take advantage of different class combinations to construct interesting combos and deal heavy damage to opponents. Hit a foe with enough damage and it could result in an Overkill, which will reward you with an experience boost and rare items called delicacies. Like magic stones, these can be traded with merchants, but instead of packages of items, you can purchase rare weapons, armour, and new abilities. Treasure Trove Whenever you clear an area of monsters, there is a chance you will be awarded a clear map item bonus. Rewards range from treasure pouches of simple healing items, to treasure chests containing greater rewards, and, for those fortunate enough, treasure troves, holding ancient and valuable artefacts. I wouldn't be surprised if there are those across Eudora who are quite interested in such artefacts, and would ensure that any generous donations you make are worth your while. So, fight or flee, it’s your choice, but I sure wouldn’t want to miss out on any treasure. Characters The six main playable characters in Valiance include Freyja Fleurette, a mercenary for Escors of the City of Sophia, assigned to protect citizens and secure cities during times of conflict and strife, investigating a hex that has enveloped a nearby town; Alexius Cyrano, the son of a war hero, and an experienced soldier and fighter assigned to a group with Freyja; and Oriana Bedisa, the daughter of a famous engineer and inventor, returning home after a period of time living and studying in Novae Jasque. Other main and supporting characters include Levante and Sirocco, companions who act as mercenaries to a powerful crime lord and are frequent adversaries of Freyja and her companions. Freyja Fleurette, Elementalist, Thaumaturge “I didn't expect to see so much... sadness here." A spirited, young mage with a great underlying strength and resolve, Freyja quickly becomes aware how little she really knows about herself, her magical abilities, and the struggles that seem all too commonplace across Eudora. She is waiting with bated breath and a great sense of hope for the journey she is about to embark on. Alexius Cyrano, Solider, Dragoon “We haven't got time to feel bad for everyone we meet, Freyja.” Alexius previously worked as a mercenary, employed by the Eastern Forces during a recent conflict, but has since joined the Escors. He is taciturn, cold, and aloof, but this reserved nature is coupled with an unyielding sense of loyalty and a determination to always protect others, traits which conflict all too often. Oriana Bedisa, Alchemist, Gadgeteer "I hope this works…for all our sakes...but mostly yours, as you're the one going inside." Fresh from spending a year in Novae Jasque, Oriana is returning to Galena. The city showed Oriana new freedom and new ideas, and she is eager in her quest to experience everything life has to offer. Her journey home is one that is set to take her across the ocean and beyond. [SIZE=10pt]While intelligent and sophisticated, she is starry-eyed and quixotic, and still an innocent and romantic young girl, unprepared for the terrifying evil that lies ahead.[/SIZE] Lorea Lillium, Corsair, Enchanter "Rasso, I've already made up my mind. I appreciate all you've done for me, but I must go with them." Lorea is a timid and kind woman, who, after the loss of her family, was found and adopted by Rasso and his crew of pirates. Now a crew member of the ship The Maiden, after seeing Freyja and her companions in need of assistance, she offers to help them out, not realising that they may be able to help her in her quest to finding her sister. “The sky shines bright blue above the verdant Eskir Valley. 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