We’ve seen all the main characters and the male/female love interests in previous posts. But there are some more important characters to discover. First of all, the one who actually gives the name to the game:
Arianna Spiros née Mires, the ‘Queen of Thieves’
Daughter of a very successful merchant, Arianna was popular with both nobles and commoners alike. She was often seen in the company of all kinds and no one thought badly of her for it. Most famously, she was fought over by a young Raul Capello and Lysander Spiros. In the end, Lysander prevailed and Raul never forgave him for it. Arianna herself felt great affection for both of them, and likely loved both of them too, but there was something dangerous about Raul that made her decide it was better to spend her life with the poorer Lysander than live a life of luxury with the Capello family.
Arianna is a very strong willed woman with a big heart who finds it difficult to say no to people. It was perhaps why she took so long over her decision on who to marry which led to the grudge that developed between Raul and Lysander. Despite that, she still believes in doing what is right even if that means hurting those she cares for. A quality that came to the fore when Raul took over as the new Lord after his father died. He was a tyrannical ruler and Arianna found she could not turn a blind eye to the suffering as others. She took up the name of the Queen of Thieves and set about doing her best to righting the wrongs inflicted by the man she loved.
Being the Queen of Thieves came easy to her, she had been blessed with great strength, agility, intelligence as well as the gift of magic. Some wondered if she was actually the daughter of normal humans thanks to her amazing abilities. Whatever the case, she never sought to use her blessings for herself and always in the service of others. In the end, however, it was not enough and she vanished twenty years ago never to be seen again, her works left unfinished and the people still suffering under the rule of Lord Raul Capello.
PSCD beta demo out!
I’ve finally managed to release a beta demo. Please note, that the game length is still the demo length (the first 10 missions/scenes) and like in the past, I plan to continue coding the story on each update. So next big update will have up to mission 15, then 20, etc until I reach the full game length
For those who play my games most for the story, there’s a nice surprise: I have added a “visual novel mode”, so you can play the game only as a visual novel if you want. I’ve learned from SOTW that a good amount of people would have liked to read the story, but either don’t like the gameplay, or simply not have time (that would be me…) to play all the battles.
So I thought, why not make everyone happy? Like I’m doing with the romance options, trying to have something for all tastes, whenever I can will try to do the same also for gameplay. In this case, if you choose VN Mode you won’t see a single battle, or deck building screen. Since the game story is quite long (over 200k words!!) and has several interesting romances, it was a pity not let everyone enjoy it.
In particular, the otome romance of Diana with Lucius the robot is something really unique, and both funny and touching at same time. I honestly think the story is worth reading just for that (but there are also many other interesting romances of course!).
The game official page is http://winterwolves.com/pscd.htm