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This is a list of all flavor text and descriptions given to the various epilogue outcomes.

Coronation Day Edit

Lumen Crystal Edit

Lumen Crystal
Variables
Accept Julianna or Selene as magic tutors, but don't acquire or activate your crystal anytime during the story
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Lumen Crystal
Flavor Text
After the coronation, in a private ceremony with the High Priestess, Elodie was officially offered her mother's Lumen crystal. That light and power would become a part of her, a tradition that had been passed down for hundreds of years.

Lumen Rejection Edit

Lumen Rejection
Variables
Reject both Julianna's and Selene's offers to be Elodie's magic tutors
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Lumen Rejection
Flavor Text
After the coronation, in a private ceremony with the High Priestess, Elodie was officially offered her mothers Lumen crystal. She refused to accept it. For the first time in centuries, magic would have no hold on the throne of Nova.

Tragedy During The Feast Edit

Tragedy During The Feast
Variables
During Week 38 choose to hold a "Small feast" for the commoners
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None (Stained glass window)
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Elodie's coronation day was scarred by tragedy. Rumor spread among the commoners that

there was not enough food at the festivities for everyone, and a stampede broke out as each fought to be among the lucky few who would be fed. There were not enough soldiers on hand to maintain order, and a number of people were trampled to death in the chaos. While the loss of life was small, the bad feelings would linger for some time.

Foreign Affairs Edit

Shanjia Edit

Naval Victory (All prisoners ransomed)
Variables
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Threat of War
Flavor Text
The loss of their fleet was a terrible setback for Shanjia. However, as with a garden weed, if the root is not burned out completely the infestation may return even worse than before. The King of Shanjia had somehow escaped either drowning or capture and returned to his homeland to plot revenge against Nova.

Elodie's choice to return all the Shanjian prisoners for ransom made it easier for Shanjia to restore their military to the level necessary to maintain order, but it would take many years before their could field a conquering horde.

Naval Victory (Some prisoners ransomed)
Variables
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Threat of War
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The loss of their fleet was a terrible setback for Shanjia. However, as with a garden weed,

if the root is not burned out completely the infestation may return even worse than before. The King of Shanjia had somehow escaped either drowning or capture and returned to his homeland to plot revenge against Nova.

Raising anew army put a strain on the Shanjian royal treasury, which brought internal tensions among the former city-states to the fore. It would be some years before Shanjia could manage to field a conquering horde again.

Naval Victory (All prisoners executed)
Variables
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Threat of War
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The loss of their fleet was a terrible setback for Shanjia. However, as with a garden weed, if the root is not burned out completely the infestation may return even worse than before. The King of Shanjia had somehow escaped either drowning or capture and returned to his homeland to plot revenge against Nova.

While Shanjia had lost many soldiers, they now had new allies. Leaders of other countries were shocked at Elodie's cavalier treatment of the Shanjian prisoners of war and determined to teach this upstart Queen a lesson. Nova would be under siege for years to come.

Talasse Edit

Elath Succession (Talarist is denied)
Variables
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Threat of War
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Tensions remained high between Nova and Talasse. After his initial attempt to claim his

'birthright' was driven back, the Duke of Sedna did not attempt to invade again, but he did institute new policies that made life difficult for traders crossing the border. At the same time, there was a marked increase in raiders and sneak-thieves through the area. Officially, there was peace, but clearly someone was up to no good.

Tombula Edit

Tombula Invasion
Variables
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Threat of War
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Relations between Nova and Tombula, the neighbor to the north, had not been cordial for

many years, as the revolutionary Tombulans did not approve of hereditary rule. However, the two domains had managed to exist in a peaceful stalemate. After Elodie came to the throne, however, that pretense of peace cracked and crumbled. The Tombulans invaded the duchy or Ursul, and Nova was forced to surrender the northernmost county in order to maintain a stronger defensive line.

Lumen Approval Edit

Lumen Charlotte (Success)
Variables
  1. Pass a Sense Magic >=80 check during Week 18 and make Lucille your Lumen Minister
  2. Avoid wrongful or disturbing uses of magic
  3. Lose the naval battle of Week 35
  4. Defeat Togami in a magic duel on Week 36
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Lumen Crystal
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As Lumen Minister, Lucille requisitioned the mauve crystal that Elodie had taken from the Shanjian king and offered it to her daughter. Somewhat to Elodie's surprise, Charlotte was able to activate the crystal's power and bond with it, becoming Nova's youngest Lumen.

The young Queen wondered if something in the careful ritual of Togami's duel had affected the crystal's resonance. Surely her favorite cousin could not have the same personality as that madman?

Lumen Charlotte (Failure)
Variables
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Evil Magic
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As Lumen Minister, Lucille requisitioned the orange crystal that Elodie had taken from the dead criminal and offered it to her daughter. However, Charlotte was not able to activate the crystal's powers. The young Queen pointed out that a crazed murderer would obviously have a very different resonance than her favorite cousin. Charlotte would have to wait to inherit her mother's magic.
Lumen Accepted (Naval victory)
Variables
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Happy Peasants
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Following Elodie's passionate defense of magic and her victory over the Shanjian fleet, the public opinion of Lumens rose to a height that hadn't been seen in a hundred years. Young children would dress up and play at being magical warriors of justice.

Freed from the need for secrecy, the Duchess Julianna and the Priestess Selene were able to announce their shared magical powers and their love. At Elodie's prompting, the lovers pledged their devotion to each other in a private ceremony, after which Selene retired from the priesthood to accompany her wife to Ursul.

Lumen Accepted (Duel victory)
Variables
  1. Make Elodie a Lumen
  2. Avoid wrongful or disturbing uses of magic
  3. Lose the naval battle of Week 35
  4. Defeat Togami in a magic duel on Week 36
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Happy Peasants
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Following Elodie's victory over the Shanjian king, the public opinion of Lumens rose to a height that hadn't been seen in a hundred years. Young children would dress up and play at being magical kings and queens.

Freed from the need for secrecy, the Duchess Julianna and the Priestess Selene were able to announce their shared magical powers and their love. At Elodie's prompting, the lovers pledged their devotion to each other in a private ceremony, after which Selene retired from the priesthood to accompany her wife to Ursul.

Sailor Briony
Variables
  1. Briony must survive to the end of the game
  2. Avoid wrongful or disturbing uses of magic
  3. Win the naval battle of Week 35 with magic, or lose and defeat Togami in a magic duel on Week 36
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Sailor Briony
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As neither of them intended to bear children of the body, Julianna made arrangements for her niece Briony to be declared the next heir to the duchy of Ursul as well as the inheritor of her crystal. Briony's mother Corisande hoped that the training necessary to make her flighty daughter into a future magical girl warrior would keep her out of worse trouble.
Lumen Neutrality
Variables
  • Failing to advocate for Lumen and/or not being seen doing good with magic often enough
  • Too many incidents like awakening the Kraken, personally burning people to death, or other Lumen causing mass destruction
Religion
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The subject of magic and lumens remained a slightly uncomfortable one for the citizens of Nova. Perfectly fine for the Queen, who had inherited it by divine right, but not something other that other people other people should be aspiring towards. Look at all the terrible things that happened when that power fell into the wrong hands!
Lumen Rejection (Anti-Lumen Elodie)
Variables
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Evil Magic
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During Elodie's reign, the public opinion of Lumens and magic in general would fall to a new low. Parents taught their children that Lumen power was all tied up with witchcraft and blood sacrifice, and would always lead to sorrow in the end.

In some territories, any village outcast found to be in possession of a shiny bit of rock was likely to fall victim to a lynch mob, and the miscreants were rarely punished. Better safe than sorry when it came to magic, after all. Even healers and priestesses were eyed with some suspicion. Who knows what costs their powers might have? The young Queen sponsored expeditions of trained knights to venture into the Old Forest and attempt to exterminate the monsters within. Unfortunately, black magic would not give up its grip on Nova so easily. Many lives were lost, and with their blood, the monsters appeared to grow even stronger...

Outcast Julianna
Variables
  • Unclear: accompanies Lumen Rejection and sometimes Lumen Neutrality
Outcast Julianna
Flavor Text
As an openly acknowledged Lumen, Julianna, Duchess of Ursul, was met with public suspicion whenever she journeyed outside her Duchy.

It did not matter that Elodie supported her fully as a member of the noble court. That only led commoners to whisper that Julianna was a bad influence on the queen. Julianna’s perpetually unmarried state was even more worrying to those with wagging tongues. What if that influence rubbed off on the Queen, and left Nova with no heirs?

Marriage Outcomes Edit

Adair Edit

Adair Marriage (No friendship)
Variables
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Wedding
Flavor Text
Years later, when both were adult, Elodie, Queen of Nova, and Adair, Duke of Elath, were married. An entire week of public celebrations was set aside for their wedding, and both bride and from paraded through the capital on fine white horses from the east.

Due to his upbringing, Adair was quite used to being told what to do by people older than he was. There was never any doubt who the dominant partner in this relationship would be.

Adair Marriage (Friendship)
Variables
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Wedding
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Years later, when both were adult, Elodie, Queen of Nova, and Adair, Duke of Elath, were married. An entire week of public celebrations was set aside for the wedding, and both bride and groom paraded through the capital on fine white horses from the east.

Their relationship often seemed to be more one of friends and companions than passionate lovers, but they brought stability to Nova.

Alice Edit

Alice
Variables
  1. During Week 17, pass a Internal Affairs >=40 check and choose to dance with Brin. When a bouquet of flowers arrives next week, pass a Cruelty >=1 check and force Alice to accept them.
  2. Take consistently evil actions during the game until Cruelty reaches at least 5 points. A special conversation with Alice will confirm the availability of her ending.
  3. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Marry no one"
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Questionable Romance
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Elodie indulged in a number of relationships throughout her reign, but her most long-lasting was with her maidservant, Alice. The former baker's daughter was greatly envied for the fine wardrobe and glittering jewels gifted her by her royal mistress. Especially the diamonds set into the silver collar that she was obliged to wear at all times.

Anciet Edit

Anciet
Variables
  1. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Anciet"
  2. Finish the game with Cruelty <3
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Questionable Romance, Wedding
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It was something of a private joke between the queen and her friend Gwenelle, Duchess of Sudbury, that one day Elodie would marry Gwenelle's young half-brother. After all, he wouldn't be eligible for years, and Elodie had the whole world to choose from.

But what with one thing and another, the Queen never quite found the right husband. To her surprise, eight years after she had taken the throne, she discovered that little Anciet had taken all that joking quite seriously... had, in fact, fallen in love with her. After that, they had to convince Gwenelle that the wedding invitations weren't a prank!

Banion Edit

Banion Marriage (Willing engagement)
Variables
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Wedding
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The following year, Elodie and Banion were married in a ceremony she had designed carefully to leave no doubt that she was in charge. She wore an elaborate gown with diamonds and streamers like clouded wings. He wore a simple and tight-fitting garmet that would have looked at home in the ballet corps.

Of course, Banion won a bit of payback when he revealed the parentage of the adorable flower boy in the wedding procession.

Brin Edit

Brin Romance (Banion marriage + Joslyn marriage)
Variables
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Questionable Romance
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Elodie proposed marriage to Banion, the Duke of Maree, and was accepted. They were attended at their wedding by Elodie's father Joslyn and Banion's sister Brin, who were themselves recently wed. The complicated family entanglements continued through the years. Brin and Elodie developed a close friendship and were more often seen with each other than with their respective husbands, and their children considered themselves more siblings than cousins.Which meant that the future Duke of Caloris would be Elodie's half-brother, nephew, and pseudo-step-son, all at the same time.
Brin Romance (Banion marriage)
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Questionable Romance
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Elodie proposed marriage to Banion, the Duke of Maree, and was accepted. His sister Brin, the Duchess of Hellas, stood as Elodie;s attendant for their wedding. The three of them formed a close relationship and were often seen together; nobles sometimes joked that the Queen had married them both. Certainly Brin showed no signs of seeking a traditional marriage for herself. Instead, she adopted her brothes natural son (fathered before his marriage to Elodie) as the heir to Hellas.
Brin Marriage (Sterile Elodie)
Variables
  1. Dance with Brin on Week 17 (Requires Court Manners/Intrigue 40 or for Julianna not to be there)
  2. Accept Brin's flowers
  3. End the game with Joslyn dead, Lucille alive and Elodie having less than 10 points in Intrigue
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Wedding, Royal Gifts
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As it was unlikely that she would ever be able to bear children of the body, Elodie no longer felt required to make a political marriage for the good of Nova. Instead, she pledged herself as the lifemate of Brin, Duchess of Hellas and installed the other woman as her Queen-Consort. The move was not entirely popular with the people of Nova, who feared to see Latimer's line broken. To ensure a stable succession, Elodie officially named her cousin Charlotte as heir, and granted her the right to use the title of Crown Princess. Charlotte's mother Lucille would hold the position of Prime Minister, while her father Laurent remained Duke of Merva. The title to the Duchy of Merva would pass not to Charlotte, but to her brother Emry. Nova would go on.

Briony Edit

Briony
Variables
  1. During Week 27, choose to go to Gwenelle's party
  2. Once Elodie reaches the party, pass either a Novan History >=90 or Lore >=60 check when talking to Briony for her to let Elodie into her treasure-hunting plans, then choose "Offer to help".
  3. The next week, choose to go with Briony to the Old Forest. To survive, pass these checks in order: Herbs >=70Running >=50Horses >=70 (if failed, pass Dance >=30). You both escape alive.
  4. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Marry no one"
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Questionable Romance
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One of the young queen's closest confidants was Briony of Mead, whom Elodie formally appointed as her royal Lady-in-Waiting, and less formally, as the Lady of the Royal Bedchamber. The two carried out a very public flirtation, complete with moonlit serenades under balconies and the ritual slaying of imaginary dragons. Both women did marry in time, but they never gave up their affection for each other.

Evrard Edit

Evrard Marriage
Variables
  1. Choose "Let her stay" during Week 2
  2. During Week 6, choose "Climb up to look over the hedge" and pass a Climbing >=20 check
  3. During Week 14, pass a Court Manners >=40 check and choose "Tell him to leave". Alternatively, pass both Court Manners >=10 and Intrigue >=10 checks and choose "Tell him to leave"
  4. Don't go to Gwenelle's party on Week 27
  5. Pass a Falconry >=10 check during Week 28. Choose "Eat a cookie"
  6. Win the naval battle at Week 35 or pacify Togami with music on Week 36
  7. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Evrard"
  8. Finish the game with Cruelty <5
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Questionable Romance, Wedding
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Even after her coronation, Elodie liked to don a ragged cape and hood and sneak out of her castle to visit a certain bakery. Evrard's father nearly collapsed with terror when he realised the identity of his mysterious customer, but 'that boy' never responded to his Queen with anything other than a cheeky grin and a warm croissant. It was refreshing for Elodie to have a friend who showed neither deference nor scorn for her position, and for the next few years, friendship was all that it was.

However, somewhere along the way, she grew to depend on Evrard as more than just a source of stability to help her face all the pressures of her ruling life. After all the struggles Elodie had faced to build a secure and stable Nova, did she not deserve some happiness? She decided to set propriety aside and follow her heart, and anyone who objected was not invited to the wedding! Elodie and Evrard had three children, whose tearaway antics sent noble fingers wagging about the trouble with mixed marriages, but the Queen loved them all.

Evrard Romance
Variables
  1. Choose "Let her stay" during Week 2
  2. During Week 6, choose "Climb up to look over the hedge" and pass a Climbing >=20 check
  3. During Week 14, pass a Court Manners >=40 check and choose "Tell him to leave". Alternatively, pass both Court Manners >=10 and Intrigue >=10 checks and choose "Tell him to leave"
  4. Don't go to Gwenelle's party on Week 27
  5. Pass a Falconry >=10 check during Week 28, then a Poison >=70 check. Choose "Make him eat it first"
  6. Have low Approval by the endgame.
  7. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Evrard"
  8. Finish the game with Cruelty <5
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Questionable Romance
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Description needed
Evrard Failed Romance
Variables
  1. Choose "Let her stay" during Week 2
  2. During Week 6, choose "Climb up to look over the hedge" and pass a Climbing >=20 check
  3. During Week 14, pass a Court Manners >=40 check and choose "Tell him to leave". Alternatively, pass both Court Manners >=10 and Intrigue >=10 checks and choose "Tell him to leave"
  4. Don't go to Gwenelle's party on Week 27
  5. Pass a Falconry >=10 check. Choose "Eat a cookie"
  6. Survive the Shanjian invasion on Week 35 and Week 36 by any means other than naval victory or pacifying Togami with music.
  7. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Evrard"
  8. Finish the game with Cruelty <5
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Description needed
Evrard Rejection
Variables
  1. Choose "Let her stay" during Week 2
  2. During Week 6, choose "Climb up to look over the hedge" and pass a Climbing >=20 check
  3. During Week 14, pass a Court Manners >=40 check and choose "Tell him to leave". Alternatively, pass both Court Manners >=10 and Intrigue >=10 checks and choose "Tell him to leave"
  4. Don't go to Gwenelle's party on Week 27
  5. Pass a Falconry >=10 check on Week 28. Choose "Eat a cookie"
  6. Win the naval battle at Week 35 or pacify Togami with music on Week 36
  7. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Evrard"
  8. Finish the game with Cruelty >5
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Romance Rejected
Flavor Text
Description needed

"Earl of Pastry" Edit

Earl of Pastry Marriage
Variables
  1. Don't fulfill any requirements for the Briony, Alice or Chaine marriages
  2. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Marry no one"
  3. Finish the game with Cruelty <3
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Elodie refused to be rushed into marriage, wanting for herself the strong romantic connection her parents once had. It was many years before she was, at last, swept off her feet by a young earl with sparkling green eyes and talent for pastry. He enjoyed surprising the Queen with new confections and even prepared their wedding cake.

The marriage produced two daughters, who were perhaps a little spoiled by their parents indulgent affection.

Earl of Pastry Marriage (Sterile Elodie)
Variables
  1. Don't accept or be forced into any other engagements
  2. Don't Accept Brin's flowers
  3. Joslyn dies & Elodie has less than 10 total Intrigue
  4. Complete the game with less than 3 Cruelty
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Elodie refused to be rushed into marriage, wanting for herself the strong romantic connection that her parents had once had. It was many years before she was, at last, swept off her feet by a young earl with sparkling green eyes and a talent for pastry. He enjoyed surprising the Queen with new confections and even prepared their wedding cake. The relationship, however, produced no children. It seemed likely that in the end, the crown would be passed to one of Elodie's cousins, Lucille's children.

Foreign Duke Edit

Unnamed Foreign Duke
Variables
  1. Don't fulfill any requirements for the Briony, Alice or Chaine marriages
  2. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Marry no one"
  3. Finish the game with Cruelty >3 -but- <10
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Elodie eventually married a foreign duke in order to advance alliances and promote Novan strength.

It was not a love match, but the two parties learned to respect and care for each other. They raised two children, a son and a daughter.

Ignatius Edit

Ignatius Marriage
Variables
  1. Imprison Julianna, refuse to free her and when Ignatius comes, give him the title of Duke of Ursul
  2. Go to Gwenelle's Party on week 28 and Offer to Help Briony (Lore 60 or Novan History 90)
  3. Pass Conversation 40 to Speak to Briony about her parents
  4. Fail to stop the Invasion at sea
  5. Foreign Intelligence 90 to think to reach Togami through song, Instrument/Voice 100 to impress him, Public Speaking 70 and Presence 70 to reach the man.
  6. Choose Ignatius
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Questionable Romance, Wedding
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Elodie proposed marriage to Ignatius, Duke of Ursul, who was not pleased to be approached by a girl younger than his own daughter. While he would not accept her suit, neither could he bring himself to openly refuse after all she had done for him. They entered into a state of romantic cease-fire, in which he would agree to spend time with her as long as she made no inappropriate advances.

Ignatius expected Elodie's interest to flicker and fade. She was, after all, young - and he had withstood years of disappointment and betrayal before, first from his father when he was passed over in favor of Julianna, and then from his wife, who had grown all too close to her unstable sibling. Even his children abandoned him, preferring the court of Mead where they had been raised. Why would a beautiful young queen choose him? None but she could say. However, a woman who could melt even the black heart of the King of Shanjia was not so easy to resist. After the wedding, Briony made gagging noises every time she encountered either one of them.

Kevan Edit

Kevan Rejection
Variables
Ask for Kevan's hand having neither discovered his private business
  • Also go to the party on week 28 and keep Briony from dying
  • And avoid civil war
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Romance Rejected
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Elodie proposed marriage to Kevan, the Earl of Io, but was rejected without explanation or apology. At first, the young Queen's feelings were somewhat hurt. However, after she noticed that Kevan was never seen with any women other than his own family, she decided that he likely preferred men and she was better off without him.
Kevan Denouncement
Variables
Achieved whenever Kevan believes Elodie has killed a member of his family- if Briony or Arisse are dead this outcome is practically guaranteed.
  • He will still do this even if he has already dueled you, lost, and conceded on the exact same grounds as he denounces you in the epilogue.
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Questionable Romance
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Elodie proposed marriage to Kevan, the Earl of Io, and was accepted. However, the wedding festivities went awry when the groom suddenly attempted to skewer his royal bride. It was fortunate for Elodie that he insisted on denouncing her at such length that the royal guards were able to take him down without further casualties.

After that, Elodie was in no hurry to marry anyone.

Kevan Marriage (Discovered his secret)
Variables
  1. Decide to go to Gwenelle's Party
  2. Live through or otherwise avoid the Bandit Attack on week 28
  3. Pass either a check of Lore 60 or Novan History 90, then "Offer to help" Briony
  4. Week 29: Pass a Conversation 40 check to "Talk about Briony's Parents"
  5. Week 31: Pass a Ciphering 30 check to decode a message
  6. Choose Kevan on Week 39 (Joslyn must be alive)
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Questionable Romance
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Elodie cautiously broached the subject of marriage to Kevan, the Earl of Io, indicating that she was aware of his 'circumstances' but that they should not be allowed to continue. Briony thought the whole thing was a terrible idea, but agreed to help convince her uncle to leave his sister's house.On his wedding day, Kevan spoke as little as possible, even to his new wife. She went to bed that night alone. It took months for him to talk openly about his past. The seduction by his stepfather, the relationship it developed into, the terrible night when his little brother Thaddeus saw what he should not have seen, and then his mother's horrified rejection. Arisse divorced her husband Jael at once, ordering him to stay away from Kevan. When he didn't, she had him killed. Was it any wonder that Kevan had deep problems with family, love, and trust?

Once he finally gave his full loyalty to Elodie, Kevan's devotion could not be shaken or challenged. Indeed, he would react violently at any threat to her safety, and swore that should anything happen to her, he would not live without her...

Kiran Edit

Kiran Rejection
Variables
  1. Face a civil war during Week 29. Either win it and execute Arisse or negotiate a hostage in exchange for hers' and the conspirators' exile.
  2. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Kiran"
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Romance Rejected
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Elodie proposed marriage to Kiran, the Duke of Lillah, but was met with polite rejection. He carefully emphasized that he did not bear a grudge for the disagreement between his mother and the Queen, but a union between them would not be appropriate.
Kiran Marriage
Variables
  1. Pass a Intrigue >=40 check during Week 18 and choose "Noble plots"
  2. Get Noble Approval low enough for you to get reports of conspiracy during Week 24. Choose "Send assassins to kill her"
  3. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed. Choose "Kiran"
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Wedding, Threat of War
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Elodie proposed marriage to Kiran, Duke of Lillah, and was accepted. They were married in a well-attended ceremony, and all seemed content.

That is, until certain documents came to light alleging the Queen's involvement in the assassination of Kiran's mother. Now it seemed that civil war was once again inevitable, only this time, led by the King Consort

Linley Edit

Linley Marriage
Variables
  1. Choose to dance with "Someone about your age" during Week 17
  2. Finish the game with Cruelty <5
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Wedding
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Elodie proposed marriage to Linley of Kigal and was accepted. Linley was a studious and gentle soul, who treated his Queen like a valuable manuscript, careful never to smudge or tear her. Sometimes that protectiveness frustrated Elodie, but at other times it was good to feel cherished.

Over the years, Linley and Elodie became the parents to four children - not nearly as large as Linley's own family, but certainly enough to go around!

Talarist Edit

Talarist Rejection
Variables
  1. Wear the necklace from Week 5
  2. Don't use it for intimidation during Week 10
  3. During Week 12, reject him and fail a Court Manners >40 check
  4. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed and choose "Talarist"
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Wedding
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Elodie proposed marriage to Talarist, the Duke of Sedna, but was rejected. Not only did he turn her down, he mocked her lack of charms in front of the entire Talassian court.

Somehow, he'd even gotten hold of that old poem about Elodie and the squid.* In the end, though, the joke was on him, as it was his younger brother who became the King Consort of Nova, leaving Talarist forever relegated to second place.

* This bit is added if Elodie failed to retrieve the poem during Week 26

Thaddeus Edit

Thaddeus Marriage (No special variables)
Variables
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Wedding
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The following year, Elodie and Thaddeus were married in a quiet ceremony attended by only the noble elite. Elodie was surprised to discover that for all his rebellious ways, her husband had no romantic experience at all. Their wedding night ended in a cautious truce, with plans for slow progress in the future.

Single Edit

Single
Variables
  1. Reach Week 39 unbetrothed
  2. Finish the game with Cruelty =10
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Questionable Romance
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Elodie appeared disinclined to marry, instead enjoying herself with a stable of favorites, then discarding them as soon as they bored her.

Since one of these affairs did produce the all-important crown prince, the rest of Nova had no complain. After all, she was the Queen. She could do whatever - and whoever - she wanted.

Family Matters Edit

Joslyn Edit

Wistful Dad (No marriage)
Variables
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Wistful Dad
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Once his daughter was secure on her throne, Joslyn returned to his birthplace to focus on his duties as Duke of Caloris.

He was pursued by many women, but showed little interest in remarrying, directing them instead to his brother, the Duke of Mazomba.

Merva Edit

Merva Rebellion (High cruelty)
Variables
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Assassination, Angry Peasants
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With the danger of a rogue Lumen weighing on their minds, the squad sent to deal with Lucille, Countess of Nix opted to strike quickly and without warning, aiming to eliminate her before she could bring her powers to bear. Kill-on-sight.

The massacre was bloody but brief. The entire Mervan ducal family, plus a number of guards and servants who happened to be in the way, were wiped out - young children included. With no heirs remaining, control of Merva reverted directly to the crown, as it had been before Elodie's mother granted it to her brother. While this was easily accepted by the Novan nobility, the common folk of Merva were not so agreeable. A minor rebellion was soon underway, in which administrative paperwork and tax revenue were constantly "misplaced", and "accidents" befell any official who tried to investigate. Queen Elodie was finally forced to put much of the province to the torch in order to enforce order.

Highest Skill Category Edit

Royal Demeanor Edit

Royal Demeanor
Variables
Have higher total Royal Demeanor than any other skill
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Elodie was her mother’s daughter, possessed of a royal grace and solemnity even as a young woman. That quiet power would only deepen over the years.

Conversation Edit

Conversation
Variables
Have higher total Conversation than any other skill
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The young Elodie had always had a way with words, and that would serve her well. The true battleground of any war is the hearts and minds of the people.

Expression Edit

Expression
Variables
Have higher total Expression than any other skill
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Artistry was the watchword of Elodie’s reign. She cherished beautiful things and worked to preserve them for generations to come.

Agility Edit

Agility
Variables
Have higher total Agility than any other skill
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The social calendar throughout Elodie’s reign was packed with games and galas, dances and competitions – not just for entertainment, but also to keep her rivals on their toes.

Weapons Edit

Weapons
Variables
Have higher total Weapons than any other skill
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Elodie’s interest in weapons and dueling led her to invite foreign masters from far and wide to visit Nova and share their secrets. That expertise would also improve the performance of the Royal Guard and provide security for the crown’s heirs.

Athletics Edit

Athletics
Variables
Have higher total Athletics than any other skill
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Despite wearing a crown, Elodie was not one to sit on her throne all day. She engaged in travel and exploration whenever possible, keeping in touch with every corner of her realm.

Animal Handling Edit

Animal Handling
Variables
Have higher total Animal Handling than any other skill
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Elodie often found escape from the pressures of ruling by spending time in natural surroundings with the royal horses and other animals. This feeling of kinship led her to declare new laws to improve animal welfare in Nova.

History Edit

History
Variables
Have higher total History than any other skill
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Elodie’s studies of history revealed previously glossed-over facts from Nova’s past, such as why the Novan empire only blossomed after the fall of Borealis: The old Lumen warlords were forced to flee to more fertile ground after their constant squabbling damaged their homeland beyond repair.

That also explained why, from the beginning, magic in Nova was viewed with caution. But as memory faded, caution did as well, leading to a cycle of magical destruction that waxed and waned over the centuries. Elodie vowed to improve the state of Novan education so that important lessons would not be so easily forgotten.

Intrigue Edit

Intrigue
Variables
Have higher total Intrigue than any other skill
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Managing a country is always a juggling act, but Elodie had mastered the art of being on step ahead of the game. Her information network allowed her to predict the moves of her enemies and outmaneuver them, allowing Nova to gain a little more power and prestige every time.

Medicine Edit

Medicine (With Hospital)
Variables
  1. Pass a Herbs+Battlefield Medicine >=50 check during Week 12 and choose "Invest"
  2. Have higher total Medicine than any other skill
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Medicine (No Hospital)
Variables
  1. Fail a Herbs+Battlefield Medicine >=50 check during Week 12, or pass it and choose "Don't invest"
  2. Have higher total Medicine than any other skill
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Economics Edit

Economics
Variables
Have higher total Economics than any other skill
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Elodie's interest in trade and economics led her to treat country management as something of a game, and a game she was very good at. Why waste lives conquering when you can dominate by natural superiority? Her manipulations increased Nova's ties with its neighbors and raised the standard of living for all of its citizens.

Military Edit

Military (Low cruelty)
Variables
Have higher total Military than any other skill
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Elodie's interest in military strategy led her to treat country management as something of a game - a game that she intended to win.

That meant  building up Nova's strength to the point where no invader could ever threaten its sovereignty again.

Military (High cruelty)
Variables
Slideshow
Queen
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Elodie's interest in military strategy led her to treat country management as something of a game - a game that she intended to win.

That meant expanding the borders. Nova had been an empire once, and it could be again!

Faith Edit

Faith (Joslyn is alive)
Variables
  1. Joslyn reaches the end of the game alive
  2. Have higher total Faith than any other skill
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Elodie developed a deep interest in the hidden lore of Nova. Why had no one properly dealt with the problem of the Old Forest? What happened to the Lumen Crystals of the Novan nobles of the past? The answers she found would surprise her, particularly the artifact trove her father had been hiding from her all this time.

Deciding that lost was no less dangerous than found, Elodie made it her goal to round up and catalogue all of the magical weapons and dangers of Old Nova.

Faith (Joslyn is dead)
Variables
  1. Don't become a Lumen and don't bring attention to Lumen matters to Elodie's agents or Joslyn
  2. Lose the naval battle on Week 35
  3. During Week 36 choose "Accept his terms" and Joslyn will fight (and die) in Elodie's stead
  4. Have higher total Faith than any other skill
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Elodie never truly got over the loss of her parents. She sought solace in religion, wanting to believe that everything that happened was part of some greater plan, and therefore willingly accepted the guidance of the high priestess when it came to making decisions for Nova.

Lumen Edit

Lumen (Low cruelty)
Variables
  1. Finish the game with Cruelty <5
  2. Have higher total Lumen than any other skill
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As a Lumen, it was Elodie's responsibility to defend Nova from monstrous threats. She decided that the monsters within the realm were every bit as dangerous as those outside, and thus set herself to the task of conquering the Old Forest.

Each monster would have to be identified and carefully studied in order to defeat it without upsetting the balance. It would take many years to reach the heart of the forest, but Elodie was undaunted.

Lumen (High cruelty)
Variables
  1. Finish the game with Cruelty >5
  2. Have higher total Lumen than any other skill
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Elodie loved the feeling of power at her fingertips. She studied the legends of Lumens of the past: in particular, their weapons and their wars. Just how had the Old Queens summoned immortal shadows and bound them to their will? And could she do it again?

Other Events Edit

Cruel Queen
The people of Nova learned to fear their queen, who ruled with a wicked whimsy. Anyone who dared to displease her might whipped, or beheaded, or worse – set free to spend the next month in a panic waiting for the sword to fall. Her rise to power shaped Elodie into a cruel woman who took pleasure in the suffering of others.