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1000 years ago, there was a great evil that brought upon terror on the world of Palasiel. This great evil was known as Azazel. In an effort to cease the chaos, a man was marked as The Chosen One. He, and 4 other adventurers dubbed the Five Warriors of Light went on a quest to defeat said evil. But they could not destroy Azazel, and could only ever hope to seal him away.
Only sounds like the most clichéd setting to an RPG ever.
Well...it's the base concept of Palasiel Quest.
In the world of Palasiel, dark forces are at play behind the scenes as empires fall, kingdoms topple, and civil unrest ever grows. The Creator decides to..."borrow" 5 young people from Earth into Palasiel to be this JRPG world's heroes. Daran, our appointed "protaganist" is given one instruction: "Defeat the Evil Lord". Only then, will Daran and the other be granted passage back to their own world. Join Daran as he journeys across Palasiel in search of the other people who were spirited away. Get caught up in kingdom politics, assassination attempts, crazy alter egos, prison breaks, throne usurping and more!
This game was originally going to be an episodic parody RPG with lampshades on JRPG tropes and yada yada. Over the course of development, Palasiel Quest's tone and focus has shifted to something that takes itself a little more seriously. While the base concept still draws from the whole "Chosen One" trope, the story this game tells will be something different and more relatable. So here's the true story:
One of the five who were spirited away to the world of Palasiel, Daran is the designated "main protaganist". Not one to get himself involved with trouble, a strong sense of responsibility guides him on his journey. He is told one thing: You are the "chosen one". There is an "evil lord" to defeat. Go.
Daran's given class is the "Warrior". He is typically balanced in both offence and defence. He can draw enemy attacks with his "Taunt" arte, and completely nullify damage for a turn with his "Sentinel" arte. He's also one of the very few people to deal elemental damage with his wide range of elemental artes before the player meets a dedicated mage.
CV: Bryson Baugus
One of the five who were spirited away to the world of Palasiel, Keon is a suave and cunning individual and fancies himself a hit with the ladies. Despite being in Palasiel for a considerable amount of time (a year), he actually enjoys being there and hasn't thought about going back.
Keon's role in battle is somewhere between a support character and a technical attacker. He's got the right tools for specific jobs, and can buff the party with many boons with his "Bulletcraft" artes. He's also able to use his hunting skills to deal major damage to certain enemy types with his "Golden Bullet" artes!
CV: Greg Nugent
One of the five who were spirited away to the world of Palasiel, Sanya has a lot of experience in this world, having been there the longest. A charming individual, often calm and composed. She's spent a lot of time in the wild honing her survival skills and is currently in prison for murder.
Sanya's playstyle revolves around heavy hitting "Berserker-class" artes as well as being able to learn enemy artes to use as her own!
One of the five who were spirited away to the world of Palasiel, Opal Beryl is a young girl blessed with the gift of magic and intelligence, even if she doesn't always act like it. She is a very upbeat and energetic girl who has proficiency in alchemy! Opal has travelled back in time from a future where everything went to chaos.
Opal is an "Alchemage" which is a hybrid class of an "Alchemist" and a "Black Mage". Her role is the dedicated magic DPS, and can access higher tiers of elemental magic by using her "Augment" arte. She can also user her alchemy skills to create supportive or offensive items using her "Mix" arte.
CV: Anairis Quinones
One of the five who were spirited away to the world of Palasiel, Ariel is a spunky individual, proficient in the arts of healing magic and thievery. Having arrived in Palasiel 2 months before the start of the story, she has had time to venture around. She is a key member of the Palasiel Rogues, a resistance group looking to liberate their kingdom.
Ariel is dubbed a "Thiefmage", a hybrid of a white mage and a thief. She has a versatile range of supportive magic at her disposal and is able to deal Holy magic damage with her "Lum" artes. She can also steal items from enemies. Doing this against certain enemies may have other effects too.
CV: Amber Lee Connors
DIVERTS & DIVERGES
Special choices called "Diverts" can alter certain aspects of the game such as story or gameplay. "Diverges" are elusive quests that affect the main story. Not every player will experience the story in the same way.
Palasiel Quest will be voice acted in battle and during important scenes only. The cast involves very impressive talent, so you can expect to hear top-quality acting to bring the characters to life!
The game will have in-game achievements that can be earned by doing various things such as finishing story events, beating bosses fast enough, etc. They give you special items upon earning them!
Sidequests in this game are character-driven and won't have you fetching 3 pieces of wolf fur for a reward of 20 pieces of gold. You can look forward to quests where you can learn the stories of the many characters in the game!
ARTE LEARNING SYSTEM
This game does away with learning skills upon levelling up every so often. Instead, characters will learn skills by spending AP earned in battle! This will give you free reign to build a character towards a special role!
The game will have an original soundtrack scored by Jeremiah George! Known for his orchestral arrangements and his penchant for the epic and melodic, the soundtrack is sure to be among your favourites!
Here is a small selection of music from the soundtrack so far. Time Plundered is a theme used in urgent situations. Song of Hearts is used for tender moments. Saliban Entourage is a special boss theme. For Elise is an arrangement of the orignal "Für Elise" made for a special training battle in the game!