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Over two hundred years ago, the five heroes defeated the god of darkness; Ragnarok, in a climactic struggle for the fate of the world. Banished back to the realm of darkness known as the Abyss, the threat of the evil god had finally been put to rest once and for all...or so they thought.

Umbral Soul follows the story of Ragnarok’s loyal servant, Pandora, who joins her master in a quest to conquer the world and reclaim his lost power. In order to shroud the world in eternal darkness, they will have to find and recruit new allies, build an army of powerful monsters, and raise a force strong enough to crush anyone who dares to oppose them. Heroes, generals and rival overlords all stand against them. Do you have the power to make the world yours?



Pandora
A powerful dark sorceress with the ability to call forth monsters from the Abyss and enslave them to her will. Her burning hatred for the world and its people leads her to follow Ragnarok with unwavering loyalty.

Ragnarok
The god of darkness, who seeks dominion over the human realm. Once an extremely powerful being in the form of a monstrous demon, he has now been reduced to a mere soul. He wishes to plunge the entirety of the human realm into darkness, in part out of spite for his counterpart; the goddess of light, Lumielle.

Lanith
Beautiful, deadly, and self absorbed to a tee, Lanith is a succubus with a never ending hunger for the lifeforce of men. Having served under Pandora since she was only a child, she has a knack for getting under her skin, and does so whenever the opportunity arises.

Damien
A deeply twisted and sadistic young man, Damien loves nothing more than manipulating others and watching them squirm. While he has kept his true nature a secret, Ragnarok’s uprising marks the perfect opportunity for him to cut loose and have some fun...by killing as many enemies as possible.

Azrielle
The lord of all demons, who is fiercely loyal to Ragnarok and possesses an extreme, seething hatred for humanity. After failing to aid his master in conquering the world the first time, he has no intention of repeating the same mistakes again.




•A character driven storyline filled with unlockable side-stories

•Moving battle backgrounds for more organic battles

•Over 100 custom attack animations

•Custom sound effects

•More than 10 recruitable monsters and demons

•Engaging, story-driven sidequests

•Enhance your monsters with Darkness Points, evolving them into new and terrible forms

•Teleport to and from your lair at will

•Cutscenes and character interactions change depending on who is in your party



Celianna
Moghunter
Yanfly
Kagome-kagome
Katakura Hibiki Dark Hero Character Pack
Katakura Hibiki Fantasy Hero Character Pack
Katakura Hibiki Lords of Darkness Pack
Pandamaru
Mack
Chirno-chan
Mazeran
Gyrowolf
Closet
Division Heaven

And many more! Full credits list will be included in the game upon completion.
A big shout out to all the resource creators both free and paid out there. Your hard work inspires us all to get out there and create something special!

The time is now. Forget about saving the world, reach out and conquer it.



Latest Blog

A heads up on the Ultimate Edition's Development

Greetings fellow denizens of rmn, Wheelman here. Man oh man, it's been fifty years since I posted a blog up here hasn't it? So what's the occasion you ask? Well I thought I'd take the time to fill you in on the current situation on the Umbral Soul ultimate edition's production. Come on, it's right there in the title.

See, earlier this year someone asked me when the game would be finished, and I told them it should be done by the end of the year, provided life didn't punch me in the gut the way it did last year. Yet here we are in the merry month of December and still no game. What's up with that? Well you see dear reader, while life did not hit me with the gut punch/left hook/shoryuken combo that it did last year, it did indeed jab me in the nose. Repeatedly.

What is the source of said jabs, you ask? Well that would be my job. There's been a bit of a mass exodus from the company, with thirteen people leaving within the span of a week, and to make up for the lack of manpower, the rest of us have been feeling the crunch. That crunch can be summed up in two horrible words; mandatory overtime. Good for my wallet, bad for just about everything else. For a while now I've had to spend a good chunk of my Saturdays at work, in addition to the usual forty hours of toil. This has meant having less time to do the things I love, such as trading emails with friends, playing games, and engaging in what rmn affectionately refers to as, "gam mak." Hence why I haven't been able to meet said deadline.

So yeah, the game is still coming along, it's just taking longer than I had hoped. I had an interview the other day that I thought went well so hopefully I'll soon have a new less time consuming job to call my own. I'd love to give a proper release date but since that almost never works out for me I'm just going to hold my tongue this time. Thank you all for your patience and understanding, and for supporting me with your kind words all this time. Rest assured I'm trying to make something you will hopefully find worth the wait.

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I cant figure out the puzzle on Rozalin's castle. the one where you need to listen to a melody.. I tried different combinations but it's not working. Help me pls?
Hahahaha :D

But i'm loving this game so much!!!
rpgmakerfan13: Man oh man, what a pleasant surprise this was. Are you trying to make me cry? Because it really seems like you're trying to make me cry. You have no idea what hearing stuff like this means to me. Sure I've done my fair share of rambling, gushing to everyone about how grateful I am, but comments like this never cease to play my heartstrings like a harp. At this rate I'm going to need heartstring replacement surgery, and I don't think my insurance covers that. I knew I should've switched to Geiko. No wait, that's car insurance.


Ebanyle: Speaking of lurkers, it's good to see you're still on board the ol' wagon Ebanyle. I remember your words were a great encouragement to me way back when, so thanks for sticking with me all this time. Good things are a' comin'!

Fujimiya:
And now, on to the tech support! *cracks knuckles*

Have no fear fujimiya, for your puzzle problems are about to be solved.

The layout of the musical orb stands is as follows.

1 2 3 4 5 6

Activate them in the following order to solve the puzzle.

4,3,4,1,4,5

I'm including a text file in the Ultimate Edition that has the solution to this puzzle, in case anyone who wants to replay the game forgets it. I'm also shaving off the last two notes so it's a little easier. Be sure to let me know if you need anything else. Now get out there and kick some vampire booty!
author=WheelmanZero
rpgmakerfan13:Man oh man, what a pleasant surprise this was. Are you trying to make me cry? Because it really seems like you're trying to make me cry. You have no idea what hearing stuff like this means to me. Sure I've done my fair share of rambling, gushing to everyone about how grateful I am, but comments like this never cease to play my heartstrings like a harp. At this rate I'm going to need heartstring replacement surgery, and I don't think my insurance covers that. I knew I should've switched to Geiko. No wait, that's car insurance.


Ebanyle: Speaking of lurkers, it's good to see you're still on board the ol' wagon Ebanyle. I remember your words were a great encouragement to me way back when, so thanks for sticking with me all this time. Good things are a' comin'!

Fujimiya:
And now, on to the tech support! *cracks knuckles*

Have no fear fujimiya, for your puzzle problems are about to be solved.

The layout of the musical orb stands is as follows.

1 2 3 4 5 6

Activate them in the following order to solve the puzzle.

4,3,4,1,4,5

I'm including a text file in the Ultimate Edition that has the solution to this puzzle, in case anyone who wants to replay the game forgets it. I'm also shaving off the last two notes so it's a little easier. Be sure to let me know if you need anything else. Now get out there and kick some vampire booty!


OMG thank you so much for this!!! You're game is sooooo unique and very fun to play! This is definitely one of the bests! i'm gonna finish this game and hope for a part 2, or next game of yours. hahaha . Godbless! :)
I just played trough this game a second time, after first playing it a few months ago. Am actually replaying it so i can write a review. This game is one of those once in a life-time experiences, and it has a special pace in my heart. Im gonna write a review soon, as i feel this game absolutely deserves more praise. I also discovered you're working on a Ultimate Edition, and because i am DYING to know about it can we get at least a bit of details as to what the content is gonna be?? Like more enhanceable monsters (like the insect queen, i think she deserves one) or more side quests, maybe even another character (these are not expectations btw, im just wondering :) ). Anyways, just wanted to say that, and keep up the amazing work, this game and it's characters have become a part of me, and am so happy you have made this game!
author=Kris
I just played trough this game a second time, after first playing it a few months ago. Am actually replaying it so i can write a review. This game is one of those once in a life-time experiences, and it has a special pace in my heart. Im gonna write a review soon, as i feel this game absolutely deserves more praise. I also discovered you're working on a Ultimate Edition, and because i am DYING to know about it can we get at least a bit of details as to what the content is gonna be?? Like more enhanceable monsters (like the insect queen, i think she deserves one) or more side quests, maybe even another character (these are not expectations btw, im just wondering :) ). Anyways, just wanted to say that, and keep up the amazing work, this game and it's characters have become a part of me, and am so happy you have made this game!



Sorry, just give me a second. Just breathe into the paper bag, Wheel. Just keep breathing into the bag. I'm starting to think the bag is no longer enough.

There's not much more I can say in response to this other than "wow". That's the good wow by the way, not the horrified/disgusted wow. Let me just say I think you'll be pleased with what's to come. I'll send you a message soon, so keep an eye on your inbox.

Oh, and fujimiya, let me give you a hearty "thank you" and an even heartier "you're welcome."
author=Kris
I just played trough this game a second time, after first playing it a few months ago. Am actually replaying it so i can write a review. This game is one of those once in a life-time experiences, and it has a special pace in my heart. Im gonna write a review soon, as i feel this game absolutely deserves more praise. I also discovered you're working on a Ultimate Edition, and because i am DYING to know about it can we get at least a bit of details as to what the content is gonna be?? Like more enhanceable monsters (like the insect queen, i think she deserves one) or more side quests, maybe even another character (these are not expectations btw, im just wondering :) ). Anyways, just wanted to say that, and keep up the amazing work, this game and it's characters have become a part of me, and am so happy you have made this game!



im the same side of Kris great game.
Hi. Umbral Soul was recently recommended to me so I watched a review on Youtube and after 1 sentence I knew I was sold: You play as the bad guys.

Please consider bringing Umbral Soul to Playstation. It’s be a day 1 purchase for me.





i cant figure how do the puzzle in Forest the fairy. Each time i try i got lost or kill . how beat the puzzle and how beat the kyubbe it impossibe.

last question how recruit narssisa the last maid
great game sadly there not a guide

PS: marcus is the weakest membere i alway get him kill
author=asora1234
i cant figure how do the puzzle in Forest the fairy. Each time i try i got lost or kill . how beat the puzzle and how beat the kyubbe it impossibe.

last question how recruit narssisa the last maid
great game sadly there not a guide

PS: marcus is the weakest membere i alway get him kill

Go to the opposite directions of what the fairy tells you and you're good!

Also Marcus is quite strong, try combining him with the Kraken summon, they make a nice combo :)
Smokeldoggz:I appreciate the props, but I'm not planning on taking this game commercial. It's just a fun little (maybe not the right word) project I put together because I wanted to bring the game in my head to life. With all the stuff I've *ahem* "borrowed" from other media, I'd get sued by at least 40 different people. But man, being able to play rpg maker games on consoles is one of my dreams. Yes, I know about RPG Maker for the Switch, but those games are severely limited in their resources.

Asora1234- Yeah, what Kris said. You can unlock Narissa by talking to her in Pandora's room after starting the vampire sidequest. Just make sure you do so before you finish that quest, as she's the only summon you can permanently miss out on. For the kyubirin, just keep using Pandora's aoe heal when you need to and you'll be fine. Grelda doesn't have to live through that fight for you to clear it.
Man, there are so many characters yet party cap is only 4. 3 people left behind, and im nowhere close to finishing the game. Like, I want to SEE EVERY CONVERSATION, EVERY EVENT, EVERYTHING! But it will take way too long. And i may permamently miss some event if i do it with the wrong person. :( Is there like any "guide" or maybe indication i should use which person? Or am I just being over concerned?
The only thing you can really miss before the final dungeon is...

getting Narissa as a summon. To unlock her, talk to her after starting the vampire quest but before finishing it.


Everything else you can do all the way up until the last dungeon, and the game will warn you when you're about to reach that point. BUT! I know that there are people who are concerned about missing things, so I'm making a guide for the upgraded version I'm releasing. It'll feature a new campaign, a new summon, a few new monster evolutions, upgraded maps and additional scenarios. I'm also sprucing up some of the artwork, facesets, and sprites. It's gonna be the bomb diggity.

If you're ever unsure about how to unlock something, just shoot me an email and I'll tell you exactly what to do. Thanks for playing!
Been a while since I've been here to check on this game, how are things going man?
Yo xNjckk! It really has been a long time eh? Hope you've been doing well. The good news is, things have been turning out pretty much exactly the way I wanted them to. I think the features I've been implementing are making the game feel different enough from the vanilla version to make my efforts worthwhile.

The bad news is, a lot of people have been quitting my job, so the higher ups have been forcing us to do overtime, and I was not built to work 10 hours. Lately I've been spending a lot more time asleep or in zombie mode, which has slowed production a bit. Things are still getting done, it's just harder now.

Thanks for checking in, it shows that you're still interested in the game, which makes me feel like the cat's pajamas. Uh...you youngin's might not get that expression, but trust me, it's a good thing.
It's all good man, don't push yourself too hard, your health and well being comes first before a game. I hope things get better in terms of your job, wish you good luck with everything in general.
Glad to hear things are the cat's pajamas.
I'd ask if they were also the bee's knees - but then I remember dying to Queen Hornet very early on in your game~
Finally got the chance to play the game more. Im pretty far ahead now, but I DESPERATELY need
DP. for evolving my slime. What are all the ways of getting it?
author=Ilackoriginality
Finally got the chance to play the game more. Im pretty far ahead now, but I DESPERATELY need
DP. for evolving my slime. What are all the ways of getting it?


You get automatically at certain points DP by progressing through the story, but there are a few items in the game you can trade for DP as well. One of these items is a necklace you can buy at the item shop in Vallwin. Two others you can get as rewards for completing sidequests.

The first is from the quest you received from the nun in Lindale, while the second quest can be started by talking to the pink maid in Pandora's room once the green maid disappears. You'll need to have Azrielle in your party though, or the quest won't trigger. There's another DP item quest in addition to those, but I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll stop flapping my gums now.

Be sure to let me know if you're having any trouble. I couldn't afford my own tech support department, so I'm running this show myself.
Thanks for the reply, Doing a side quest helped. And I think theres even more DP than we need. Or I missed a monster?

Anyway, I just finished the game. I counted a total of 24 quests (including the
advent of despair
, the final one.) How many quests are there? Did I miss any? Anyway, here are my thoughts on the game:

It was fucking awesome. I loved it.

the way we are completely overpowered; our skills, story was all really good.

Its been a while since i played the first part of it, but there are so many interactions which make it really enjoyable. (Although you missed a few! Grelda/Azrielle dont interact when you check Grelda's bed with both in party, and no unique interaction with Narissa's crackers either.)

Combat was enjoyable; and not overwhelming. Skipping an encounter wasnt any trouble at all. Bossfights were really fun. And its definitely a major plus I didnt need to farm for items / use any items / farm for gold AT ALL. I literally bought extra stuff just in case, and did not even sell the stuff I was supposed to!

OST was also good. I checked the BGM to hear them all ag- WAIT HOW MANY BGM ARE THERE???? So much effort!

There were SO MANY monsters we could pact with, it was INSANE. There were like, 16? Hopefully I didnt miss any. And, dominating overpowered, insane beasts were really fun! AND the evolutions, getting like INSANE forms; TYRANICAL DRAGON OF THE ABYSS, LITERAL CTHULHU etc. Creating WHAT from a SLIME?

Characters were really good as well. No character is black, nor white. They can justify their own actions, and have mostly understandable reasons for following darkness. Theyre dark grey IMO. Bonus points for sadistical laughter.

I never expected Alexa to be such a big deal. Neither did Pandora I guess.


And there was a lot more detail to many characters there couldve been; like the maids. I gotta say the maids were definitely a nice addition to the game. I liked the side quest a lot as well. A vampire queen serving me? Hell yeah!(never used her tho lol)

About combat though; The *****so weak that cant be infused with DP***** Demora is actually BROKEN. I remember beating wizard headmaster in ONLY 3 TURNS; AND I defeated Athena without reinforcements AT FULL HP, NO HIT. I dont think I was supposed to beat her, I guess? But by the time Pandora said I dont think I can win this one, Athena was at 40% lol. It gave 7k xp, and that was it.

And, With healers, Gryger is also BROKEN. I can deal 600-1k damage to everyone each turn, literally insane.

NOT THAT IM COMPLAINING. And I guess he's supposed to.

Also, I had expected to learn ASTRAVANIA, not to have it used on me. Twice. Though I guess it was a light spell? HEADMASTER MATCHED RAGNAROK WITH IT????

I guess my only complaint about the game is that the very end is anti climactic. And we fought all the heroes one by one, I guess... Why would they seperate anyway?? You NEVER split the party!

IMO OST kinda underdelivered the already underwhelming final fight, and It wasnt as tense as it shouldve been or wouldve been if the king and his party was also there or something like that. I didnt even summon to Demora instead of Lanith, yet it still *felt* underwhelming. Like, ALL THAT power from Pandora she unleashed. and the fight was just against the "ultimate" construct. I expected DARKNESS. POWER. HATRED. I expected more from both Lord Azrielle and Pandora at the end. Theyre the most loyal ones.

All the build up and we didnt face any heroes, literally no one. I guess there were none left, but I honestly expected the last fight to be more, personal too you know.

100k xp was pretty insane though, ngl. Wish we could do something with it though.

I wouldve loved if we could have a post end world we could play in. Not many quests or anything, but would love to see the world in darkness and interactions between various dark mages / peasants with the party. They are literal demi gods now!

I really loved the game, but I can pretty much find a negative in everything. Just saying these to be constructive though.


-utterly dramatic cough- and I guess I may have cheated to take Ragnarok to level 50+. Didnt do anything I guess. (Didnt go for lvl99, but probably will cheat for everyone after writing this. Thanks for the level up item!)


THERE IS ONE MAJOR FLAW WITH THE GAME'S LOGIC THOUGH. WE CAN EVOLVE A SLIME LITERALLY TWICE, TO MAKE THEM A PRINCE OF DEMONS AND PRIMARY ANTAGONIST IN BOOK OF TOBIT(appearently), ASMODEUS. BUT WE CANT EVOLVE OUR MAIDS. REALLY? SURELY A SLIME OF ALL BEASTS ISNT SUPERIOR TO A DEMON, WHATEVER LEVEL THEY MAY BE. The tamer academy moves up from slime to hornets, yet we cant even evolve hornet QUEEN(I wouldnt want to evolve her anyway, never played with her really, its just for scaling).

LET DEMORA BE THE GODDESS OF DARKNESS! GIVE THE MAIDS ALL THE DP! I WANT INFINITE HEALTH!!!


Anyway; Joel heard Lumielle's voice???? Does that mean... A SEQUEL????????? The game DOES have really good sequel potential. Like, for one god to fully die, humans need to die off; but that would kill the other god; so it will never happen. We still dont know why no one can hear Lumielle's voice yet.(or I missed it somewhere?) And Perseus isnt dead yet. Where are the other 4 shards of divinity, why did we get only one after the boss fight? (Idr her name, was is Serene?) Serene's last wish.

If I was the one to do it, I could with alternating POV's from both sides.(not that i really could. I probably couldnt make a tic tac toe game had I tried.)

20 something(I afked at some point so cant be sure) hours well spent!!!
Thanks a lot for the experience!!!!!

OH WAIT. OH NO. I ACTUALLY FORGOT ABOUT THE SCENARIOS. NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I missed a single one!! the one between
reinhart the betrayer p2 and calm before the storm. My save is too far gone, Im at the castle already. Though I guess I could hack an older save for a power boost and do it.
What do i need to do for getting the scenario?

I guess I gotta watch them all too. The games alrady huge without THAT many scenarios. Truly a ton of effort went into this game!

I will watch and write about it later probably. Its post midnight here so i gotta sleep.