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On Trial... by herooftime1000 On Trial... by herooftime1000
You will die. At some point in the game, no matter how well you do, no matter if you are in the beginning, end, or middle, Octavia will die. However, she is on trial on the actions she's made before her untimely death. For some, death can mean a new beginning, for both living and dead.

For her, however, it can mean the end for all eternity.
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:iconmega-poneo:
Mega-PoNEO Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
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:iconphoenix-wrightplz: OBJECTION! Why was Octavia so vulnerable in a point-and-click survival horror game...if she's often depicted as a master swordfighter and/or archer?!?
Octavia- Vybrix by Ashtoneer   Metal Gear rising: revengance Octavia by VLDMR07 ArcherTavi by IFoldBooks
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:iconherooftime1000:
herooftime1000 Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
1. Do you see a bow or sword in the game?

2. Those are fanon theories.
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Mega-PoNEO Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2018
:iconpheenieplz: I see Pincer Blades like Sundowner's (from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance) and a Shovel Blade like Shovel Knight's. 
Objection by Mega-PoNEO
:iconmega-poneo: (Me): Don't listen to Phoenix. He'd be "Wright" if he had been playing Melody Gear Rising: Octavengeance or Octavia Melody: Cello Knight (two games which I would totally play non-stop). 
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OctaScratchRock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
You mean there's no way to give the game a happy ending at all? No matter what you do, the game ALWAYS ends in death? No good ending? 

If so, that's just not cool....
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:iconherooftime1000:
herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
There is a happy ending, trust me.
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OctaScratchRock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
That was close... I was really worried for a second!
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VinylSkg-Lck Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Dang it! Now I regret reading these update things!

Actually...... I think I may have just figured something out. I must go look for evidence now! I'm probably dead wrong, but hey, might as well make guesses now, right?
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:iconherooftime1000:
herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Might as well!
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:iconvinylskg-lck:
VinylSkg-Lck Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Welp, might as well go on and say it then, eh?

I think that Octavia will die because of a song in one way or another.

Either she'll use Soul Share and give up too much of her life, as "The Voice" had warned her about, or the Song of the Dead will kill her.

The reason I guess the Song of the Dead is because the third ingredient required in the spell is the caster's heart. Of course, spell has already been preformed and The Underworld's Cello already holds the enchantment, but if the spell's caster has to give up their heart, the source of their life, then it is highly improbable that the Song of The Dead was intended to be playable by the living.

Octavia plays the Song backwards, as instructed, the song may require her life to counteract the enchantment.
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:iconherooftime1000:
herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Well, I won't confirm or deny anything, but you are on the right track with one possibility.
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VinylSkg-Lck Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gonna bet on Soul Share being the one on the right track then. Why? Because "The Voice" specifically warns Octavia of what I could do to her if she over uses it. That's my logic anyway.
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VinylSkg-Lck Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
After thoroughly thinking it through, I realised that there isn't any kind of evidence in the game to support my guess. Oopsie.
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VinylSkg-Lck Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I also suspect that there is good reason for Octavia's bow to be missing
*cough* Spirit's Bane *cough*
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TheOtakuGamingBrony Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
So~ What technically is this? Is this a scene that follows a normal death in the game? Like a prolonged Game Over sequence? Perhaps a specific death in a certain part of the game?
Or is there going to be a part of the story where Octavia will die regardless of what you do? If that's the case, that makes me nervous.
Or perhaps this is an ending? I'm not sure if it could be one but I'm just mentioning all the possibilities I can think of.
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:iconherooftime1000:
herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
And the sad part is I'm not releasing anymore clues about how or why you are here. :P
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RePoisn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This game just suddenly popped in my mind like "hey, what ever happened to that demo I played a few years ago?"

And hey, glad to see it still alive after googling it and going strong and almost completed too! 
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
Yup, it's been taking a long while, as school and job searching has been the number one priority, but I'm still working on it day by day.
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anonymous14z Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2017
your work continues, pleasant that it is so; I feel that we have shot-out attention spans and few will fully appreciate, and under this rationale I see this continuity of effort a matter of ones own self-respect.

Now that you have done it, you know you can do it again, and you are among the few who can and who have.
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
I certainly don't like to leave projects unfinished. This particular one doesn't have just my efforts, but the efforts of other people behind it. So, I'm going finish it for me, for them, and the people that want to play it.
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Freedomeblitz4 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
aww octavia looks cute and sad that she is dead and wants to go back to save vinyl 
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KyuuKun Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2017   Writer
Just please tell me there'll be a way to ensure a happy ending for her. I'm the type of player who doesn't like to see their efforts being wasted in such a manner...

Especially when the protagonist's life and very soul is at stake.
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:iconherooftime1000:
herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Don't worry, there is.
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KyuuKun Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2017   Writer
Good, that makes me feel better.

That aside, nice to see the stuff you've been posting wasn't just random things you cooked up (not that there would've been anything wrong with that), but part of the game.


...or maybe you actually wrote something about it being in the game and I just overread it...
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
I can see where that can be confusing, but I hardly ever draw anything that I don't intend to use. This is all in the game.
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0-DarknesShade-0 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Something is weird there, liking where this is going
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Snowliasion Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You did use that song Tavi...
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
She did use that song, Snow...
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Paradomix Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Aaaaand I was right... dang it the only time when I get something correct is when I don't want to be correct :( .... but this just made things more interesting >: )
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Eeeeyup. You had it pinned between two and, what a surprise, the heroine is the one suffering. This just isn't her day.
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Thi2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
So I'm guessing you're either adding a new scene for the standard game over... Or you've set up a clever way for the game to remember past deaths and punish you for them...?
I don't know for sure, but that's what I'd figured from what you've wrote in the description.

You've done excellent work pal, just felt I should add that.
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:iconherooftime1000:
herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Thank you! That means a lot.
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:iconthi2:
Thi2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome, you deserve it.
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Nice touch having the Cutie Mark over her head. For many, those are physical representations of a pony soul.
Keep going :)
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
I figured that the cutie marks should get a special treatment SOMEHOW. I just feel bad for the other creatures with "blank halos"
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Maybe this is your chance to enrich your headcannon on pony religions (and your portrayal on the game). Why would they use halos when they can use cutie marks instead? Maybe they don't really need the halos.
In Tales of Alethrion, divine entities or enlighted people have etherial symbols over their heads ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/003/6… You may want to do something like that, maybe even to regular dead ponies, to mark them as something supernatural. Most species can have halos, but only ponies could have cutie marks. Having both might be a teeny tiny bit too much in my opinion. (But it's your game, I totally encourage you to do what you think it's best for it)
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Perhaps there is some other symbols for other creatures to highlight their soul that's different from cutie marks. Either way, I like the idea of the mark disappearing from their soul and encapsulated above them with a universal supernatural symbol, a halo.
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AndrewRogue Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Oh man. I was just thinking about this project randomly recently. Glad to see it is still in progress.
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:iconherooftime1000:
herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Working on it everyday!
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Dusk-Ealain Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
So there is no living ending, kind of disappointing.

But does this mean that your death leads to a court scene based on your actions before death?
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Who said this was an ending?
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Dusk-Ealain Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
I mean a heavenly courtroom is pretty conclusive.
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:iconherooftime1000:
herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
But I'm not done yet.
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:icondusk-ealain:
Dusk-Ealain Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
True... I'll have to wait and see whilst I slowly work on my own developments.
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osterfire Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
And for some.....just a new start of the game to try and get a different ending XD
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