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Hi there, I'm here to present to the forums my last RPG made with RPG Maker 2003: Theia - The Crimson Eclipse. The game is now complete and you can download it from the game's official website for free, obviously!

> TRAILER <
https://youtu.be/U1w7hnG5Cxg

> WEBSITE <
www.theiarpg.com


- Synopsis -

Year 2310.
The world of Ariathale, a planet fueled by the power of Atlas, a mysterious versatile mineral, is facing a heavy crisis period due to mankind's greed.
Many years ago, the planet was filled with these crystal stones, but people started abusing it and the world fell into a state of recession.
The leaders of all ariathalian states met in the Tower-City of Halderos, the most important and rich city of all Ariathale, to decide the future of the planet.
In order to maintain the remaining Atlas resources, those leaders decided to ban the Atlas Technology until they'd find a new energy source capable of substitute the Atlas.
The story begins with Seth, an ex-imperial guard of the Levizoan Empire, escaping from his former comrades.
They are after him because Lord Meister, vassal of the Emperor, thinks that Seth is linked to the potential solution to the Crisis, but the young runaway doesn't want to return to the Vanguards Castle.

- Character descriptions -

To avoid spoilers, I'll show you only 4 of the 19 playable characters of the game! : )
Seth Sheridan:
Seth is a young man tormented by his past. What happened 2 years ago is the cause of his flee from the imperial guards of Reyel: the Vanguards. Lord Meister, vassal of the Emperor, thinks that Seth is linked to the potential solution to the Crisis: a mysterious Red Crystal.

Rudra:
Rudra is an old varzan (wolf-man) of the Marut clan, a shamans and hunters tribe. He was the clan's chief. His life was based on hunt and pray, but something happened to the clan. A rival tribe attacked the Maruts killing everyone even though they were less than them. Rudra says that they won because they used a strange Red Crystal with arcane powers. He follows Seth to discover the origin of this mysterious crystal.

Ferion:
Ferion is a Maverick, a group of rebels that opposes the Halderos Treaty, the treaty that banned the technology. He and his friends use the forbidden technology to help the people of Reikan Empire. He seems to be linked to the Scarlet Wyrms, a dangerous group of criminals looking for the Red Crystal.

Nadia:
A reserved girl that possesses a strange item that seems to be the potential solution of the Crisis. This item is one of the Red Crystals that both the Empires and the Scarlet Wyrms are looking for, and for this reason she will be involved in the adventure. Nadia is considered a witch by the people of her town, because she is the only one that can use Magic, a source of energy that disappeared many centuries ago.

- Features Overview -
Theia is a classic J-RPG game, so we have characters with Level, Experience, HPs, and so on. Characters level-up killing enemies, etc etc.
These are the main gameplay features:
40+ hours of gameplay (about 25-30 of main story, and 10 of subquests, secondary events and minigames)
14 subquests
12 trophies / achievements
5 (6?) different endings


- Characters -

The playable characters of Theia are 19. Each character enters the party with "Guest" condition. As the story progresses, some of them will find a reason to remain with Seth and then lose the condition. A Guest character cannot change his weapons and can't learn new skills.

- Weapon Upgrade and Atlas Shards System -

Each non-guest character has 3 or 4 weapons that can be created and upgraded by using crafting materials.
Many weapons are crafted with Atlas Technology, so the played can insert Atlas Shards inside the weapons to gain bonuses. These weapons also have Atlas Synergies, that unlock extra bonuses according to the equipped shard. This system resembles FFVII's Materia System.

- Skills, Ability Points -

The characters don't learn and upgrade skill by leveling up, but by using Ability Points (AP), a pool of points shared by all the characters.

- Exceed Technique -

The classic Limit Break. Each character has a bar to fill during the combat. When the bar is filled, the Exceed Technique, a powerful attack or buff, can be used. Each character fills the bar using a specific battle command (we can see this command in the Status Menu). Each character has his unique EX-Technique. At the end of a battle, the Exceed bar will empty.

- Mastery and Mastery Skills -

In the right side of the battle screen, there is the Mastery Bar: a special bar that charges up by using aggressive commands such as Attack and Skills, and unloads by defending or using items. The more the bar is loaded, the more bonuses we will receive at the end of the battle depending on the characters we are using. Each characters grants a bonus (EXP, AP, money, HP or SP recovery). We can also use this bar to apply passive bonuses by activating Mastery Skills.
The Mastery Skills are special passive skills unlockable by using APs, that grants bonuses during the combat. We can "equip" a Mastery Skill in the Skill Menu and set it at Level 1, 2 or 3. Obviously, the skills is more powerful at Level 3, but it is also more difficult to charge up the Domain Bar until it reaches the selected level.

- Camp -

While traveling in the World Map, the player can access to the Camp, where he can talk to the other party members and increase (or decrease) their stats, learn new infos about the lore and the characters, and also gain new skills that can be used in combat.

- Hunts -

During the adventure, the player may find Hunting Guilds that allows him to hunt down powerful enemies to gain rare items and equipments. The functioning is similar to FFXII's Hunts.

Trailer (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3raZXGrquU

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I'm completely stuck on the ship after talking to the merchant. Nothing triggers the game to continue.

Edit: Solved.
Maybe this is a bit OOT, but why i can't find this game on RM2K3? i can find and open other projects but not Theia even both are on the same diretory.
Because it's locked.

There are many games that are locked so that people can't steal from them - usually ones that have custom content. This is one of those games. It's a way to protect the dev from people taking their stuff.


So, see, the engine allows it's own installer creation that locks up the pieces that you could usually access when you make your own game. It compresses the file, locks away the access files and gives you an installer to protect it from being edited/stolen/accessed.

That is what was done to this project and many others like it. Some people do leave their games unlocked - usually for people to learn from/because they don't know they can lock it/to share what's in there/they don't care about people looking at stuff - but a lot don't.
how on earth do i beat the high noon arena challenge?
author=Croquette
how on earth do i beat the high noon arena challenge?

Look into my guide: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9a102jlcsmvemxt/Theia_Guide_ENG.pdf?dl=0

This should answer your question. That was the only possible way to beat him I found.
author=Croquette
how on earth do i beat the high noon arena challenge?

I used Yellow Fluid on Seth, so his speed doubled. Then Tisiphone + Folgore
However, it just seems like it's random. One time it worked, the other time it didn't. Don't forget mashing Z lol
Yes, Sebbl's method is quite the correct one.
Let me be the first to congratulate you on winning a bunch of Misaos! Great job, lollo!
OldPat
OrudoPatto, kisama!
3443
LOLLOOOOOOO!
Congratulations, man!
Thank you guys! I still have to process this, but I'm really happy! I hope this will give me some boost to make other stuff :D
Congratulazioni!!!

I have just seen the results of the misaos and I am sooooooo happy to see how many awards your game won!!! You really deserve it! I hope we will soon see other amazing games made by you!!!
Congratulationssssssss. I loved this game when it was first released, but it was really improved with Orihalcon edition. I played it two times from the beginning to the end(I don't know why but every time I see Levizoa instead I read it Leviosa!
Hi, everybody. I'm fan of this great game. My native language is Spanish, so I wish that people who speak Spanish can also enjoy this game and for that reason I have started to translate this game into Spanish.

I am doing it through DKM. It's a long work, but I've been making some progress. In this minute I have already translated the dialogues until the moment when the main characters go to Ismail.

Mainly in case someone else who speaks Spanish and wants to participate in the translation of the game shows up, or you know, so you can contact me.
I've got two missions where I don't know how to activate. One is below "Roalie's Dog," and the other one above "The Lost Knight." How can I get them?

Roalie's dog can is in Roalie, of course. You'll find the dog in the south-western side of the town, you must enter inside a house and then exit in the southern door and you'll find the dog.

The Lost Knight is an end-game quest that will start in Borgol prison in the last chapter.
author=LolloRocketDiver
Roalie's dog can is in Roalie, of course. You'll find the dog in the south-western side of the town, you must enter inside a house and then exit in the southern door and you'll find the dog.

The Lost Knight is an end-game quest that will start in Borgol prison in the last chapter.


He refers to "Where on Ariathale are Macbeth and Juliet" and "The Unquiet Spirit". Remember, he says "the mission BELOW Roalie's Dog"

matski, you'll not able to obtain the "Where on Ariathale are Macbeth and Juliet" mission anymore. It's only available when talking to Shylock in Reyel Castle's library before leaving to Ismail.
"The Unquiet Spirit" is available when you talk to the Carver after Dael joins your party.
Omg BELOW. I read it too fast. My bad XD
Sebbl answered properly, soooo, bye.
So how does the OAS Unveil work? I have the Weaponomicon pages for a few weapons and I would like to unlock the hidden abilities. Do the abilities permanently unlock after wearing Unveil for a while or are they only unlocked while Unveil is equipped?

Thanks!
You'll unlock the hidden skill as long as the Unveil shard is equipped.
However, you don't have to collect the page, the skill is available even if you don't have it... you can discover the skill by yourself by trying the shard with different weapons :D
author=LolloRocketDiver
You'll unlock the hidden skill as long as the Unveil shard is equipped.
However, you don't have to collect the page, the skill is available even if you don't have it... you can discover the skill by yourself by trying the shard with different weapons :D


Thank you. So only one hidden skill can be active at a time since there is only one Unveil shard?