(Slight quality loss, due to shrinking it down was unavoidable. I will fix this shortly.)Starting a project, once again. It's been quite some time since I last worked on a game, but I'm rather confident that this project right here will be completed to the best of my ability. Astralon's story developed over several months, and underwent quite a few complete reworks. Originally, it was named "Alastron" (yes, rather creative indeed!), the completed story that lies before you right now, is pretty similar to this predecessor of sorts in the way it plays out, but the whole focus of the story is something else entirely, for example, the characters remained the same, but the roles they play changed drastically. Either way, what are my plans for Astralon anyway? Well, I wanted to create a classic RPG, in terms of gameplay and story, but mix in some new, original features, that should make it the hopefully great game I've envisioned it to be. I've decided to present it here when one of the people testing it said, it struck him as something you guys would like, so here I am! "Everyone who did something wrong lies, so nobody would notice.But I will uncover the truth, no matter how much it hurts, becausethere has to be someone, who fights for the people who havenoone at their side, no matter the cost." ~ Rayden "Oh? I didn't see you there! Let me tell you a story. It's about a war. A war of epic proportions. A few years ago, the world was plunged into darkness, every country shrouded by a mysterious darkness, monster attacks were the daily fare. It was a terrible life, I tell you... Until they came... I saw them myself! Four brave adventurers, who fought for peace in the world! I can't remember their names clearly, I don't think I every heard them either, but these brave souls faced the darkness. They dared to find the cause of all the pain and suffering, whatever monstrosities they had to face. The records tell of a legendary fight against a single human, who's lust for power took over his humanity, a human, who's only referred to as a "demon". Nobody knew his old self, but that's another story. One of the four heroes fell in this last battle, but in the end, they were able to defeat the demon, the world was saved, so it seemed. The death of this creature, riven by his endless hunger for power, led to a huge impulse, yes, I remember it as if it happened just yesterday! I felt so strong... magical energy flowing through my veins. From this day on, all the people of these lands were able to channel their powers, casting spells. A miracle, if you ask me. Either way, let's not get off subject too much. The three adventurers grieved for a long time, over the loss of their fallen comrade, but they were able to get over this grief. Chosen to rule these lands, because they were the only ones able to fully control the magic, they introduced a new form of government, the king kept power over a single piece of land only. The council of justice. An era of peace. But not for long..." Rayden, a young adventurer from the village of Aeston, seemingly never experienced this impulse. He is the only one in the entire village, who is not able to use magic. As an earthquake interrupted his training, he stumbles upon the Astralon, a mysterious artifact, with unknown powers. How will this find influence the world? Rayden, the Adventurer.Rayden is a young adventurer from the village of Aeston. He's brilliant when it comes to handle melee weapons, which is pretty unusual for the times after the great war. His mind is quite keen as well, and he bears the mysterious Astralon. Through the newly acquired power of the "Revelation", he's able to uncover the lies of his opponent and directly confront them with the matter. Nem, the Dreamblade. Nem is quite adept in close combat as well, preferably with the sword, but he's also able to use magic. He even managed to master a long forgotten technique from ages long past, that involves manipulating the power of dreams to smite his foes or enhance his abilities. Because of that, he established a good reputation among the people. Avena, Bulwark of HopeAvena is a member of the royal guards, however, nobody knows when or how she joined the ranks of these elite knights. She's skilled with light-type magic like most knights, but also tries out the other elements when she got the time. At the moment, she is training with Rayden, to enhance her melee skills, in case someone was to develop a resistance against magic, and she wouldn't be able to protect the people close to her. ???, the King's SonLittle is known about him, except for the fact that he's cold and dismissive, nobody knows about his goals. Rumors, that he's trying his hands at alchemy are spreading, but there is hardly a reliabe source. Josh, Raph and Clyde. Copycats of a Legend.This group of adventurers is eager to live up to their heroes, the council of justice, but despite their confidence, they rather stumble through the world than achieving any heroic deeds, when they start to challenge the first stranger they see to a duel again, just to test their newly developed techniques.