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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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Thanks what I meant on the mastery was I don't have the innate gift to unlock the skils - where is that ? Thanks !
Never mind - I figured it out ! You wouldn't happen to have a weapon location list ?? Thanks !
The Mastery Skills can be unlocked only if you have a specific Dominus. I don't remember all the Dominus locations... I have to check.

But for now I can tell you the locations for the weapons!

Seth
ARCANA - Mystia’s Auction House
TISIPHONE - Aven Pass (Reikan Empire)
BROKEN HEART - Complete Echo Squad Chronicles quest


Rudra
IMPERIA - Emerald Abyss (Mystia Fief)
JUGGERNAUT - Locked house in Benedicta
GARM - Touch the spirits in the Carver’s Village


Nadia
GAIA CLAW - Mystia Slums behind the locked door
NEBULA - Sidereal Eye, beyond the lasers inside Famine room
HOLY HEART - Altilliah’s Ancestral Archives
Ferion
M79 CUSTOM - Inside Mavericks’ hideout
GREED CC48 - dropped by Meister in Chapter 9
REDWOLF PROTOTYPE - Mystia’s Auction House


Martia
SANCTARIUM - Borgol Prison
MURASAME - Inside a chest in Sands of Oblivion (Karelet Empire)
GUARDIA ETERNA - Halderos’ Throne room in the Final Chapter

Nion
GAUNTLET X - dropped by Defensive Protocol in Chapter 11
MARTYR ROSE - Return in Risan’s Manor in the Final Chapter


Dael
PROMETHEUS - Altilliah’s Ancestral Archives


However, I finished translating the missing parts. I need to test some stuff and then I’ll upload the new version.
My internet connection sucks, so it will take some time to upload the game XD
I think I noted all Masteries/Dominus in my guide, from when you can obtain them in chronological order.
Only one problem getting daels weapon they wont let you in restricted area - Thanks
You will be able following the story.
I was sold when I found out there was dynamic hood toggling. Real talk though, The game is astounding ^^
...I need to find the free time so I can continue playing through it
Ok, this game is really fun and well made, however I have ONE pet peeve to mention: Why oh why do characters not MOVE to enemies when they do their physical attacks? They do it when they do special physical skills, so why not with basic attacks? I always prefer it when rpgs do this rather than just have them swipe at the air and then the enemies are hurt. It's not difficult to add this in rpgmaker, so why not change it? It's only a little thing but it really irritates me! Otherwise, amazing game dude, high production values, great sound effects. I think the most standout thing is the systems actually. A real labour of love. Still playing through!
That's because I recall some common event when the characters attack and if it can become bugged if the heroes move to the enemy with the attack. In the first versions of they game they moved but I had to change that.
Ah ok, fair enough. You have complex eventing behind your battle system. It will remain my one major gripe with this awesome game!
Hmm, I can't interact environment by press Z! How can I fix this?
author=DOMaster
Hmm, I can't interact environment by press Z! How can I fix this?

You can use Enter instead of Z. : )
Wow. Just wow.
This game is absolutely hilarious. It took me about 50 hours to complete the game and I enjoyed every single second of it, and there were 180000 of them!

My favorite character is clearly Nion.
Unfortunately though I missed some Gaia Shards and chests, so I have to replay the game in order to get everything S-ranked. (I'm looking forward to doing this! xD)

Also, where is the Critical Battle / Boss Battle 2 music from?
author=SuperSebbl
Wow. Just wow.
This game is absolutely hilarious. It took me about 50 hours to complete the game and I enjoyed every single second of it, and there were 180000 of them!

I even created a Minecraft skin of Lord Grant and named myself "GrantElenium"... xD

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...although I absolutely hate Grant/Mishra (it's an asshole... because of reasons)
But still, it's the character I look like the most irl lol.

My favorite character is clearly Nion, because this guy just has to be extremely strong, mentally. Also, I'm feeling really extremely super sorry for him.
Btw I love his exceed-voiceline for some reason: "You should end your miserable existence"
It's just great.

Unfortunately though I missed some Gaia Shards and chests, so I have to replay the game in order to get everything S-ranked. (I'm looking forward to doing this! xD)
When I'm done with the 100% S-rank thing, I will (most likely) write a review to this game and sum up everything good and bad about it. (I need to get some screenshots, etc...)

Now I have a question for you, Lollo, or for everyone else who is reading this:
Where's the Critical Battle / Boss Battle 2 music from? I absolutely love this track but I don't know from what game it is.

Boss Battle 2 is from Resonance of Fate
Thanks a lot for this comment. Nion is my favorite character too : )
I'm looking forward to read your review : D
Hey so as it turns out, I missed one Gaia shard and I'm too lazy to restart for it. Can someone tell me about the reward for it? I saw videos of it but only in Italian. Hoping someone can summarize it for me!
can someone tell me where boss battle 1 comes from?
@Slowpokefan3: if you finish the game in Hard Mode and complete the Shards quest, you can play a very short spin-off that takes place 1000 years after Theia and connects the game to another one (only available in italian, unfortunately). It's a sort of teaser for something bigger I would like to do in the future. : )

@nowhat: it's the Boss Battle theme from Bravely Default.
Quick question does anyone know how to complete the blue death constellation. Essentially what slots the blue gems go in to make it a scythe. Bern trying and can't find a solution. Want to get the e book in the room but can't figure out which ones to leave blank. Thanks in advance
I have posted a link to my guide some posts ago. There you will see the solutions of the constellations.