Fire Emblem Hiraeth: Legacies | The Empyrean Prophecy (Help Requested)

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A story of love, trust, betrayal, death, and, above all, home…

Premise
Halcyon and Mako are the twin children of the New Kytheran royal family, a
line that only produced one heir for over a thousand years. Fitting the
description of those said to fulfill the Empyrean Prophecy and restore the
legendary city of Aether, Halcyon and Mako are moved by destiny and
society alike to fulfill their responsibilities as Empyrean Children, heirs
to the throne of New Kythera, and human beings.

However, a sudden increase in organized bandit raids from Mastonda,
New Kythera’s neighbor, create chaos and confusion in Halcyon and
Mako’s homeland, as do mysterious forces from Torrance, New
Kythera’s other neighbor, that reinforce these attacks. The blame is
widely placed on Torrance’s highest military leader, Caiaphas, but
the twins suspect there are darker and more twisted motives behind
these attacks than those Caiaphas alone could be involved in.

Motives that involve the Empyrean Prophecy, and what it means for
the entirety of Wider Kythera…

Features

  • A story years in the making, assuming a serious and genuine tone.
  • Balanced difficulty and carefully designed chapters.
  • Multiple chapters with unique objectives and means to complete them.
  • An “Insight” function to give lore-friendly means of explaining new mechanics and secrets.
  • A restructured but fundamentally similar magic triangle that sees the return of wind, fire, and thunder magic while giving light and dark magic a special role in both gameplay and story.

Extra

This was created out of my love and passion for storytelling, and is my first proper trek into Fire Emblem Hacking. It is the first in a three part story. I pray you all enjoy.

As of this point the game is playable up to Chapter 8. It’s a bit unrefined
in many areas, and if you feel like there’s something that could be
touched up I am more than happy to listen to your critique.

There are also few roles that need to be filled, as well. Feel
free to contact me through DM’s over the development discord if
you’re interested in helping.

Roles that need filling include portrait making, map making, battle/class
animations, music, and other things I likely forgot about. :sweat_smile:
I try to make a point to make this a team-based effort, even if the
focus of the hack is on the story (which is almost entirely my doing).
If you’re interested in helping out and contributing to this project and
my future projects, call me up.


UPS download and credits: https://www.mediafire.com/file/guyqyodzpdmiv8s/Fire_Emblem_Hiraeth_-_Legacies.zip/file

Development discord: https://discord.gg/yXU9uRj

Current version: 1.29

Changelog

V1.29 (3/15/20)

  • Updated nearly every single portrait.
  • Fundamental rebalancing and improvements.
  • Hey guys its me stay safe from coronavirus.
  • More stuff added to the care package. Much love.
  • Many assorted cool thingies.
  • Heavy, HEAVY story rewrites.
  • Endymion is a new playable character joining in Chapter 1.
  • Play The Final Swear 2 on Fire Emblem Universe.

(1/31/20)
Trying out 7743’s autoupdate thing. Have fun with that.

V1.25 (11/29/19)

  • Jumped up by 22 whole version numbers because Phase 1 of 4 is complete.
  • Updated Skillsystems from the last 2018 version to the October 2019 version.
  • Couple of characters got complete facelifts.
  • Changed certain weapons’ stats and attributes.
  • Added leadership stars. Should help make these early chapters easier.
  • Updated escape function, so Chapter 6 is better by a minuscule amount.
  • Introduced Endymion, a very very important character! (Important!)
  • Dialogue changes to reduce cringe.
  • Most classes and skills have their names reverted to original names.
    (Note that certain classes and skills remain changed due to different
    purpose from vanilla or the vanilla name just being bad or unfitting.
    Battle proc skills are still different due to lazy. Will fix in next update.)
  • Other stuff that I cannot remember.

V1.03 (10/26/19)

  • Updated a handful of portraits (which immediately dates the trailer).
  • Added Cedric’s defeat quote.
  • Fixed melee dodge for spells freezing the game.

V1.026 (10/13/19)

  • Fixed one instance of a corrupted song. I should playtest more…

V1.025 (10/11/19)

  • Added the shop and armory themes. Yes, really.

V1.02 (10/10/19)

  • Fixed playback of corrupted music
  • Chapter 2 end scene improvement

V1.01 (10/3/19)

  • Added placeholder palettes for Virgil, Calypso, and Tanancho.
  • Added an Insight for Chapter 8

V1.00 (10/2/19)

  • Initial release. Phase 1 Completed (up to Chapter 8).
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Nice title screen - how many chapters is the current release? Looking forward to checking it out.

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OwO

what’s this?! :partying_face:
SOMETHING INTERESTING?! sweet :star_struck:

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2020? It’s a hack from the future!

More seriously, looks neat. I don’t play a lot of incomplete hacks/demos but I may give this a shot anyway.

It might help if you posted what roles you’re looking for, too.

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Duly noted. Also, that’s the
estimated complete year.

Note that I’m terrible at judging time.

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you had me at serious and genuine

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seconding pikmin

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Finally, some good content

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We’ve already mostly finished Chapter 5, so progress is going great.

Note that I’ll be doing most of my actual updates on the OP
for cleanliness sake, but I’ll put something here after the
release of each “phase” (each phase equating to a quarter of the story).

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The story already intrigues me. I’ll be sure to give it a play!

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Looks Interesting but Portraits need a little work I think.

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For future reference, the world map is already taken care of, though every other position, we could use more members. Your help and interest is very appreciated regardless. Western%20World

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I love the Rom hack so far, excluding Chapter 1. It may have just been bad rng rolls, but I spent an hour and a half trying to get it recorded.

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Thank you for your insight. I assure you that that issue will not repeat itself; we used a sort of fixed style of RNG in this demo, but in future updates the RNG system will be refined.

Also, if you are recording this, I would much appreciate seeing it. MarkyJoe has said that’s a great way to learn more about issues with the project that require fixing.

In other news, our team should have the more polished Phase 1 Demo out by August, which this demo was originally supposed to be out. The next demo will have more refined existing chapters and expand up to Chapter 8, among other things.

Only the Prologue is currently live, but I’ve already finished the demo. My problem as far as Chapter 1 was more my choice of trying to make the female lord (I’m bad with names in Rom Hacks) usable and getting hit by 49%s more than I would like

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Mako is bulkier than she looks, haha.

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Looks about right.

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That’s some good art.

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Trailer had me hooked the second I heard the Alchemy stars theme. Can’t wait to see where you guys take this world

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New demo up to chapter 8 will be released today or tomorrow.

Please note that the next planned major release won’t be for a long time, but small modifications and music changes will be made constantly.