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One rainy day in the industrialized port city of Dejanor, a mage named Moshi Cenalus leaves her dingy hotel room to buy something to eat. It was just a normal day for her, until she has a run-in with some local thieves.

Following that dangerous encounter, she befriends the woman who helped her fend off the attackers, and learns of a forest called "Last Sanctuary". It is rumored that the mages there live free from the scorn and oppression perpetuated by an influential order of clerics, who believe that mages are a danger to society.

While in search of the fabled Last Sanctuary, her journey crosses with those of the people she meets along the way. They come from a variety of backgrounds, from the impoverished worker who wishes for a better life, to a disgraced soldier seeking redemption, to a reclusive queen in the snowy north willing to sacrifice everything to save her country from the spread of industrialization.

Little did the mage know that her seemingly insignificant actions would, in the end, contribute to major changes in the people and places around her.

But would it be for better or for worse?


- Battle enemies whose movesets and tactics can change depending on difficulty level.
- No random encounters! Enemies are visible on maps, and they will even scurry out of the way of a very high-leveled party.
- Adjust the battle difficulty at any time if the game feels too hard or too easy.
- Embark on sidequests that further develop the setting and characters.
- Customize characters by equipping them with Devices and Skill Books, as well as upgrading equipment via crafting.
- Includes custom character art, enemy sprites, and music (in progress).

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The Return

My last blog was...almost 3 years ago? Sorry about that :/
I gradually stopped coming by for a while because I had become too anxious to post anything, kind of lost interest in rpg maker after MV, and somehow wound up getting into the ME3 multiplayer and modding scene as some sort of makeshift exposure therapy. (Who knew that shitposting about turians was the key to get myself to talk to people again?) And there's been a user on here who has been ripping off a lot of my work in my absence and not stopping after being reported a long time ago, so that's pissed me off enough to return.

I've been refreshing myself with old notes to figure out where I was going, knocked out a bunch of old to-dos, and cut one scene because it was no longer needed. I'm also planning to reduce the scope further because some sidequests are a pain to test, and the light exploration I had in mind a long time ago no longer makes sense with the characters being forced to go into hiding due to plot reasons.

Looking at this project with fresh eyes, I realized that the status screen totally clashed with the other menus. Before, its description box was on the top and HP/FP was on the bottom, while the description in all other menu screens was on the bottom. But now they match! I also redrew Moshi's portrait to add more belts and make her look a little older.



After that, I drew a couple quick pieces of concept art for one of the oneiroi, an inhabitant of the astral plane/dream world. He already has a name and some dialogue implemented, but had no portrait until now.



I'm currently working on coloring his finalized waist-up ingame portrait which uses elements from the two drafts. Although he's not a party member, he'd be a major contributor to Moshi's storyline, moveset, and the title of the game as well.
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Melkino
solos collectors on purpose
2021
The missing teleport was a rushed last-minute attempted fix before uploading the event entry, so I deleted the transfer in the center but not the ones to its left and right.
I've uploaded a new version that has the missing picture and (hopefully) fixed movements. I tested it many times, just to be sure...
Holy shit, how have I missed this? This looks incredible. Your aesthetic is alarmingly pleasant (the emperor is hot, btw). I'd go through and comment on individual pages but each post would just be complimentary gibberish.

This looks like something I'd love to do an analytic play-through of sometime, either via text or video.
Melkino
solos collectors on purpose
2021
Like an LT or something? I dunno if you do those anymore, but I think that'd be cool to see once I get a longer demo completed! :)
Melkino
Like an LT or something? I dunno if you do those anymore, but I think that'd be cool to see once I get a longer demo completed! :)


I don't seek them out like I used to, but I do private videos still for cool people.
I played this game and I am liking it so far. Until the end of the preview was just on the first town =_=;;

I noticed some game breaking bugs though like in the move events and such with the General and the Rookie talking. But it seems like you fixed it so <3
Game looks good. Havent had the chance to play it yet but Ill check it out after graduation.
Melkino
solos collectors on purpose
2021
author=Archeia_Nessiah
I played this game and I am liking it so far. Until the end of the preview was just on the first town =_=;;

I noticed some game breaking bugs though like in the move events and such with the General and the Rookie talking. But it seems like you fixed it so <3


Yeah, I wanted to go farther than "game ends here kthxbai" but I didn't have time to re-event a cutscene containing a crowd of people before the deadline :c
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
9219
I just downloaded this but I want to ask before I play is there enough there to review?
Melkino
solos collectors on purpose
2021
No, it's very short. I'm planning on having a lot more content in the next release, though
Okay, soooo just found this today.

1) h-h-h-hhh-hhh-hhhhh-HOT. This is hot. This makes my metaphorical dick rock hard. <3 (oh gosh I hope it isn't too awkward admitting that)
2) I LIKE WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH THIS ALL OVER. The combat looks interesting, the optional tutorials made me cry little tears of joy, and OH MAN THE ATMOSPHERE. <3 I'm legit interested in all the things that are going on here, which is great. <3
3) FFFFUCK THIS IS SO PRETTY HAANGAGHAHGAG <333 Like oh man I see these tiles you're using used all the time and I was so sick of them but NOT ANYMORE. <3 You've done a fabulous job with the mapping here, and the portraits and sprites all look wonderful.
4) Lady protagoniiiiist ;w; <3

I'm subbed, and I can't wait to see what you do next! Definitely looking forward to this~!

Two minor things: Moshi's name was irritating me, but that's just because I'm picky as hell about names and I can get over that. Second, I didn't like that I started the game playing as a bad dude (because I have no real reason to care about someone who is a mouldy bag of dicks and therefore might not be totally engaged with what's going on), but that is also something that is a personal pet peeve of mine that I can get over.

BASICALLY YOUR 13 MINUTE THING WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR FOR ME AND I THANK YOU FOR IT. <3

Okay I'm done fangirling everywhere now
Melkino
solos collectors on purpose
2021
I'm glad you enjoyed the game~

Regarding Moshi's name...um, blame 16-year old me for that. xD The name just stuck over the years, but her full name
(whee spoilers--also tvtropes)
is an accidental anagram that I honestly didn't notice until way later.

I feel that some people may be put off by the "lolanimu" of it, but there's plot reasons (as well as my attachment to it) that's preventing me from changing it to something else. As well as searching for every single line of dialogue and database entry that mentions it ._.

The prologue stuff does interact with the main storyline(s) about a couple hours in, though! Well, it's a rough estimate, depending on how long these dungeons will be
Ah-hahahaha, I know how the attachment thing goes. (Accidentally gave a big tough manly character a chick's name; there's an easy, one letter fix but I can't bring myself to do it. ;__;)

And yeeeeah, I'm just all... I really hate it when games start out giving me control of a character that isn't the protag. XD I hated it in FF12, I hated it in other big name RM games, bluh bluh bluh. Definitely an instance of me being picky with my personal narrative preferences, so don't read too much into it! Ah-hahaha, the atmosphere (especially those watcher robots being everywhere; cannot stress how much I love that one subtle thing) you created more than makes up for such a minor dislike of mine. XD
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5143
Moshi Cenalus is an anagram for:
Machine Souls
Masculine Hos
Cash Emulsion
Hone Musicals
Heinous Clams
Male Cushions
Shame Uncoils
Ham Seclusion
Also Munchies
Cum In Asshole
A Lichen Sumos
Unlaces Him So
Hums In Solace
Unless I Macho

...I wonder which of these is the significant one!
Oblic
Once a member of RMN, always a member of RMN!
1752
Wow... I certainly hope for the sake of our innocence (har har) that it's not the 5th to last one... though I would be curious to see that implemented into this game, or any game for that matter.
Oblic
Wow... I certainly hope for the sake of our innocence (har har) that it's not the 5th to last one... though I would be curious to see that implemented into this game, or any game for that matter.


calunio would like to have a word with you.

Regarding "opening with other character," I actually like it. I'm a big fan of multiple perspectives. Pretty much just taste, so... do what you like.
author=Oblic
Wow... I certainly hope for the sake of our innocence (har har) that it's not the 5th to last one... though I would be curious to see that implemented into this game, or any game for that matter.
It'll be my kind of game if it is. B)

JK~ (or am I)

@Craze: Oh, multiple perspectives I adore, just not right from the get go! I'm ridiculously picky when it comes to game openings, though (specifically game openings, now that I think on it, which is kind of really strange?), and defs Melkino ought to do what they like the most.

...really I'm a little neurotic and ought not have mentioned such a personal pet peeve of mine in the first place. OTL
In FFIV did you start as Kain or Cecil? I don't remember.
author=tpasmall
In FFIV did you start as Kain or Cecil? I don't remember.

Cecil, you play as Cecil, he's the main character.
Melkino
solos collectors on purpose
2021
author=LockeZ
Moshi Cenalus is an anagram for:
Masculine Hos
Heinous Clams
Male Cushions
Shame Uncoils
Cum In Asshole


*snort*
brb, dying

@emmych
Oh, I don't have a problem with that at all! Everyone likes different things. While starting with different characters is a thing I personally like a lot in RPGs, I think I understand what you mean, though. (kinda like an unintended bait-and-switch or something, maybe?)
Well, the last thing I want to do with an RPG opening is to bore the hell out of the player.
Tau
RMN sex symbol
3210
Just tried this out. It was quite good, and I love Steampunk so I'm definitely subscribing to Catharsis and eagerly anticipate this title in the future.