Created at 24 Jul 2016 13:10   Last update at 24 Jul 2016 13:12


Chapter 5 features a double dungeon, the forest north of Falthemnar, and the dark forest further north. At this point, all characters have been realized, although they are not yet tweaked. There are a few name changes for this version.

Timetable

This is the estimate time table, based on the worst possible scenario that each cycle lasts 2 weeks.
Date Story Milestone Script Progress Version Maps PC
29 May '16 Chapter 1 09/84 0.1a Tellsier Forest (Prologue), Sanctum, Sanctum Dungeon Valadin, Ellanese, Haldara
12 June '16 Chapter 2 13/84 0.2a Atoll of Sorrows (Beach), Grotto of Storms (Sea Cave) Voltress
26 June '16 Chapter 3 20/84 0.3a Falthemnar Vylar, Lianna
10 July '16 Chapter 4 28/84 0.4a Tellsier Forest, Tellsier Citadel, Mildryd Forest Laruen, Meara
24 July '16 Chapter 5 39/84 0.5a Northern Forest, Dark Forest Karth, Izahra, Eizen
07 August '16 Chapter 6 45/84 0.6a Sanctum Dungeon (Catacombs), Sanctum Meeting Hall
21 August '16 Chapter 7 54/84 0.7a
04 September '16 Chapter 8 68/84 0.8a Abandoned Watch Tower, Old Mining Pit
18 September '16 Chapter 9 79/84 0.9a Dark Forest (Expansion), Izhrote
02 October '16 Last Chapter 84/84 1.0b Dark Forest (Last Expansion),

We are halfway done!

Map Name Changes

Most map's names have been changed, here they are and their subtitles:
Default New Subtitle
Tellsier Forest Tellsier Woods The crossroad of the fate lies within the emerald sea
Gardian Sanctum Gardian Sanctum Sealed are the secret out of fear, in the name of order
Sanctum Underground Judgment Hall Heed the law for the obedient will survive
Beach Atoll of Sorrows A blessing in disguise, tranquil and indiscriminate
Sea Cavern Grotto of Storms The storm has awakened, awaiting the fate thread intertwine
Citadel Free City of Tellsier An old altruistic kindness sparks a delicate obsession
Mildryd Forest Mildryd Tor The maze of woods only offer its path to its sentinels
Northern Forest Falthemnar Fenlands The shadow of the slaugherer is only one of many
Dark Forest Misty Moon Labyrinth Incarcerated for his ambition, until buried by the sand of time
Sanctum Underground (Ch. 6) Catacombs of the Gardian Reason have long left, only their shadow and husk remained

Falthemnar

The story continues immediately after player decided to enlist Valadin's aid. After the event, player will recruit Karth and Izahra.

Ellanese visits the headquarters.
Ellanese visits the headquarters.
Karth and Izahra introduction.
Karth and Izahra introduction.

Karth is a speedy character, focusing on relentless attack against an enemy, while Izahra a tanker. With Izahra in party, player can utilize Valadin as a damage dealer.

Karth the speedster.
Karth the speedster.
Izahra the iron wall.
Izahra the iron wall.

Northern Forest (Falthemnar Fenlands)

The North Forest.
The North Forest.

The Northern Forest is a relatively small dungeon, serving as a hub between Falthemnar and the Dark Forest. At the end, a boss battle against Alphyn the Electric Beast took place. Like all the previous boss, Alphyn is no pushover, especially since Valadin is weak to thunder. It boasts clock up ability, which increases his turn ratio.

Northern Forest event
Northern Forest event
Alphyn the electric beast.
Alphyn the electric beast.

After the battle, Karth and Izahra will leave party. Karth will create a shortcut should player decided to resupply to town.

Battle aftermath.
Battle aftermath.
Karth, hinting a shortcut he will make.
Karth, hinting a shortcut he will make.

Dark Forest (Misty Moon Labyrinth)

The Dark Forest.
The Dark Forest.

The dark forest features the same aura as the Atoll of Sorrows. Player must navigate until the find an accessible elvar gate. Being hard as it is, the dungeon will not feature Maximum HP reduction.

First time in dark forest.
First time in dark forest.
The accessible elvar gate.
The accessible elvar gate.

Another Alphyn will attack. This is a scripted battle since in no way a Valadin and Ellanese alone can fight the Alphyn, even though system wise it is the same Alphyn. Player will be teleported to the enchanted side of the forest. This is different than the original script in which Valadin and Ellanese jumped off a cliff into a swamp (which would result in death).

The second alphyn.
The second alphyn.
Escaped to the enchanted labyrinth.
Escaped to the enchanted labyrinth.

The first appearance of Eizen. Different from the script, Eizen is only protected by a barrier instead of a boss. However, the boss will come much later when Valadin decided to come there.

The incarcerated man.
The incarcerated man.
The barrier.
The barrier.

The chapter ends after Ellanese explained the identity of the incarcerated man and Valadin wanting to discuss with the elders in Sanctum.

Ellanese explained about the incarcerated man.
Ellanese explained about the incarcerated man.
Valadin, resolved to return to Sanctum to persuade the elders.
Valadin, resolved to return to Sanctum to persuade the elders.

Other System Changes

  • All magicks has been impelemented.
    • Eizen's moveset have been implemented.
    • Weapon-based skill addition have been implemented.
  • Accessory have been impelemented.
  • Valadin and Laruen's skillset has been reworked in order to enable damage prediction.
    • Damage prediction have been implemented.
  • Bug regarding Ellanese's Illusory Bloom to increase damage taken as opposed to decrease it has been fixed.
Damage prediction pop-up
Damage prediction pop-up

Further system-based tasks:

  • Tweak Karth and Izahra's Moveset.
  • Complete Tellsier.