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old 4/2011 video of first 10 mins sorry i couldnt be bothered to make a new one, new version is the same except it has the in-battle graph equip system etc



The Oathguard series primarily follows the life of Myunh Yala, an Oathguard who is accused of subversive activity in her home country of Sinolor. Knowing she is indeed partially culpable, and fearing the punishment she faces if convicted, Myunh reluctantly flees to the neighboring Thassadia at the behest of Alrion Yala, her mysterious cousin.

Four years later, the machinations of ambitious men in every nation have caused the continent’s political climate to shift drastically for the worse, and Myunh’s connection to Alrion—perhaps the most ambitious man of all—will take her back to Sinolor, the stage for the upcoming conflict. There, she will confront her past choices, reunite with old friends and foes alike, and find herself becoming more than just a witness to history in the making as she fights to repel a relentless invasion.

While she is initially more or less only along for the ride thanks to her sibling-like relationship with Alrion, various meetings, happenings, and revelations during the course of the series will lead Myunh to take a more active role as a leader.

But whether she finds herself to be a hero by the story’s end is another matter entirely.

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This Prologue takes place 23 years before Myunh’s return to her homeland, during the height of what would later be called the Fortnight War.

While skirmishes rage elsewhere, a veteran Oathguard of Sinolor has embarked on a mission to apprehend several “Compremised” Oathguards who appear to be defecting to the enemy nation, Heiml, via the treacherous Banda mountain range that forms a natural border between the countries.

Sinolor’s military leadership, preoccupied with the main war effort, issues this otherwise-critical mission with indifference. However, it is of great personal importance to one they have dispatched to complete it—for the most powerful of the targets she relentlessly pursues is also her husband, and she has resolved to end his life if he really is a traitor, in order to protect their daughter. More than anything, though, she seeks the truth.

She is Ordinator Gela Yala. The fugitive is former Ordinator Bocheul Yala. Their daughter Myunh is yet an infant, but the events that follow her parents’ confrontation at Banda Pass will shape the course of her life, among many others’.

The year is 781 S.A., and the continent quietly teeters on the end of an era.

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Designed in RM2k3, Oathguard's Prologue features:
* A traditional turn-based battle system that uses a unique "Demon Transformation" system similar to those in the Shadow Hearts or Persona series
* Ability to equip skills on the fly in battle in order to combat enemies of a certain type more effectively
* Various types of weapons, graphs, and coins available to equip that grant different types of basic attacks in battle, or passive abilities
* Customizaiton of Gela's stats to fit the player's gameplay stye by using "Remnants" gained from leveling up
* Several unique gameplay touches, such as the "Magis Eye", which keeps the player aware of important events or battles up ahead (as a handy reminder to save his/her game); and the "Converse" option, which updates the player on the current situation while also adding to the game's narrative


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Designer and Producer
mellytan

Portrait Artist
Ghost

Primary QA Testers
Ocean
Ciel
Eike
PentagonBuddy
ElectricalKat
alterego
argh
Dyhalto

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Project Oathguard
March 2007 - Present

Prologue
November 2009 - November 2012

Latest Blog

a bedraggled figure with incongruously great hair emerges

ey yooo

i was originally going to post this update as a comment, but it of course ballooned naturally into a full-length post. so here we go.

a fog-veiled cave stands before you. its depths are obscured by darkness but you hear a faint voice calling out from within, slowly growing in strength until your eyes adjust and recognize a bedraggled figure with incongruously great hair emerge from the cave, as if born from the blackness...




..oo.....he...o...Hel..lo.....Hello!

Yes, hello, dear reader! I'm so glad to see you! I've been wanting to tell someone:...I've decided what I will do with Oathguard!

For the foreseeable future (likely about a year or so), I will be focusing on developing my skill as an artist, while writing the novel for Oathguard on the side.

Art (in terms of the actual skill of drawing/painting; ie the mechanical skill, recognizing and using value and shapes, not drawing awful Saturday morning anime figures with horrifically incorrect anatomy, etc) in general has always been my weak point, and has always limited me in what I could do. When it came to RM2k3, the solution was always to use rips, others' works, and anything else I could frankenstein together; and when I did sprite/draw something on my own, it took forever because I had no idea what I was doing. I had no basic artistic skill, but impatiently insisted on trying to do advanced things in order to create what I had envisioned (just like many others here on RMN and in the RPG Maker community over the years who, in our vain pursuit of making the JRPG of our childhood dreams, consistently and predictably overextend ourselves).

I've finally faced the music and realized that if I want to ever develop Oathguard into something bigger (yes, probably a game in the end) that I can really be satisfied with, I have to build myself up a bit first. So I am focusing on learning how to draw and paint, from the ground up. I am sure that this is the best route to take; despite how long the process is bound to be, I know that it's the only way. In the end, even if I still can't get to where I want to be artistically, I'm sure the journey will leave me with something I can work with.

At the same time, like I said, I'm working on a novel(la?) on the side. Writing is my thing, so it's not too hard to punch out a few hundred words on most days. It's probably not going to be great, though, since a) I've probably never completed anything over 10k words in my life, and b) it's basically a novel about anime JRPG people doing anime JRPG things (hey at least that would qualify as a "light novel" in Japan). But like I said, I'm sure just trying to do this will do great things for myself and Oathguard in the future. And if the novel turns out to be pretty good in the end, that's cool, too.

On that note, I actually finished a sort of prologue chapter (which may or may not show up in the finaly product, since nobody likes prologues, after all) that covers Gela's last moments. If you want to read it, drop me a message and I'll send you the ~secret link~

Well, that's all for now. Who knows when I will emerge from my cave next...but rest assured that I will always be working on Oathguard. And always have great hair.

Thanks for reading, and don't be a stranger. See ya around!

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I'm fine, how about you? :p

I'm up in the middle of the night doing nothing, sooooo wattup. :p
hi. how are you

drunk posting becaue i care
author=PentagonBuddy
here lies mellytan, sacrificed on the pyres of gam mak, their ashes mingling with the vaporware in a glorious blaze of dashed hopes and dreams...

A broken spirit? No, no, a hero, perhaps a byronic one, but a hero nonetheless


i'll be ur byronic hero any day bae~
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
7655
TFT
WHOA wow wow. two tails? that is a sexy idea...
368
Shayoko seems very hard to please, I recall him playing one of my games a month or two ago and chewed me out for the little things as well. X_x;
here lies mellytan, sacrificed on the pyres of gam mak, their ashes mingling with the vaporware in a glorious blaze of dashed hopes and dreams...

A broken spirit? No, no, a hero, perhaps a byronic one, but a hero nonetheless
author=Corfaisus
The desperate rebuttal of a broken spirit.


haha. jesus
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
7655
author=mellytan
author=shayoko
random thoughts

i hate auto skipping text so much

i keep getting dam nullifiers when i need life recovery!


i did not enjoy this,the plot was ? had no build up to care about the characters or anything thats going on.
your character is just a ignorant pawn who even if told the truth would ignore it to follow orders.
the battles were annoying.
the only redeemable thing in this was the stat screen was well done.

Overall
Dont expect much
hahahahhahahahahahahaha

ha

The desperate rebuttal of a broken spirit.

I'd give you an honest review if I could play the game.
author=shayoko
random thoughts

i hate auto skipping text so much

i keep getting dam nullifiers when i need life recovery!


i did not enjoy this,the plot was ? had no build up to care about the characters or anything thats going on.
your character is just a ignorant pawn who even if told the truth would ignore it to follow orders.
the battles were annoying.
the only redeemable thing in this was the stat screen was well done.

Overall
Dont expect much


hahahahhahahahahahahaha

ha
shayoko
We do not condone harassing other members by PM.
515
random thoughts

i hate auto skipping text so much

i keep getting dam nullifiers when i need life recovery!


i did not enjoy this,the plot was ? had no build up to care about the characters or anything thats going on.
your character is just a ignorant pawn who even if told the truth would ignore it to follow orders.
the battles were annoying.
the only redeemable thing in this was the stat screen was well done.

Overall
Dont expect much
Tau
RMN sex symbol
3278
Well I thought it was all the Caruso meme power... Or hell just the name Oathguard sounds intriguing enough.
yea the title screen is worth the download
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
21237
you have a nice logo, can you blame them?
rpg maker vx is on sale

should i get it

*hYPE*

no really i do wanna make games again, but i dont think i can deal with the pain alone...would need a team of 20somethings with attitude

PS: over 500 downloads? who the fuck is playing this
Incoming vapor hype like lys did like a year ago.
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