Hi everyone, here’s my planned original hack!
StoryThe continent of Laddi is a broken land.
During the past two years, the mighty Karala Empire sought to conquer the entire landmass, culminating in a revival of the Daemon Lord and his minions from beyond the dark abyss. Almost every area saw some kind of loss from the sheer brutality of the fighting that occurred. However, just as darkness was about to envelop the entire continent, the prince of the conquered land of Trisbyne, Victor, led an army fighting for freedom, and using the Divine Artefacts, was able to topple the empire and defeat the Daemon Lord once and for all. For a moment, there were hopes that peace would be restored.
Those hopes were soon dashed.
With the collapse of the greatest empire on the continent as well as other governments, former soldiers and brigands alike have taken advantage of the breakdown to loot and pillage at will. Society has broken down in many areas, and countries whose militaries have been decimated by the war find themselves unable to deal with the unrest that plague the lands. Even those whom escaped relatively unscathed find themselves facing the burden of a desperate population of refugees who have lost everything. Moreover, the surviving governments live in fear of Trisbyne, as in spite of Victor’s popularity as a hero of the war, his country’s acquisition of all the Divine Artefacts makes it such that none would be able to oppose them should they seek conquest just as Karala did. To reassure the surviving populaces of his lack of malice, the newly crowned King Victor invites diplomats of each country to a peace summit, to discuss re-allocation of the Artefacts, reparations for damages during the war, and the formation of a new harmony among the countries of the land. As the date for the planned summit approaches and countries send out envoys, the world holds its breath.
The newly founded country of Thessa was a former province of Karala, which had long sought to gain its freedom from Karala’s oppressive rule, and finally declared itself as its own country during the war, although they remain unrecognized by most other nations. Nevertheless, they are sending their own two future heirs to the summit as diplomats, the serious Lord Nahul, and the free-spirited Lady Rena. Due to stringent requirements regarding the military forces allowed to be present at the summit, as well as paranoia due to the lingering bitterness of the general populace to those even with a tangential relationship with the hated Karala, the Lady Rena is being escorted by merely a small contingent of soldiers, led by Captain Sirini (our “lord”).
As tensions reach their boiling point at the summit, erupting into disaster and chaos begins to take over the land once more, Sirini will find herself on a desperate quest to protect all that is important to her and discover the answer to the question: is mankind doomed to devolve into war and its base instincts?
Things to feature in the game:
Probably 20-25 chapters of gameplay
An original story, based on the concept of what happens after a traditional FE story finishes
A limited form of the skill system
The now standard QOL changes
New classes like Master Knight, Ballistician, Hunters and changes to existing classes such as 5 move armors and mono-weapon cavs
Str/Mag split (magic swords ahoy!)
Gameplay will seek to take inspiration from mainly Tear Ring Saga (supports will merely be events that happen at the end of a chapter if a given character is still alive), with a focus on having cool and interesting weapons that may or may not be balanced, and making most everyone in the cast unique in some regard.
Feedback on the first map on areas like map flow and unit/enemy balance would be greatly appreciated!