You play as Tetrine Reish.

You live in the glorious city-state of Asher, once the center of the Aeserian Empire which fell a hundred years ago. You are a librarian. No, make that librarian's assistant. You got the job when you were a student at Asher University.

Lately you keep dreaming of a mystery man. Bad dreams, sometimes dreams of the future, run in your family. But that's not what is about to get you in trouble.

You have a dangerous secret.

You can see magic.

It's not supposed to be dangerous to be a scrivener-seer, as your kind are called. The old empire is fallen. Only in old Imperial times were people like you routinely rounded up and fed to the shadow demons.

Those times are gone. Or they're supposed to be.

So when a woman comes along asking for a book that isn't part of your library's collection, a book that glows with the magical letters called Nell Marks... you realize you're in trouble.

To make matters worse, treasure hunters discover your secret.

And they want something from the haunted ruins of the Imperial palace. They want you to help them.

You have a feeling your life will never be the same again.

Make choices as Tetrine...

Influence her personality & the plot.

And tell her story in this interactive novel with nine endings. Some endings are distinct, some endings have significant variations based on your choices.

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If you liked Asher, you may want to check out Tell a Demon (more unique endings, highly influenced by your choices) or our in-the-works project, the Empress of Aeser, our first adventure game/visual novel hybrid!


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Sun Labyrinth LLC
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Publisher
Release date Mar 07, 2018
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(27)
AuthorSun Labyrinth
GenreInteractive Fiction, Visual Novel
Made withTwine
Tags1920s, Female Protagonist, Gothic, Narrative, Otome, Romance, Twine, Vampire
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
AccessibilitySubtitles
LinksBlog

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Oh wow! I've tried to play it as friendly to everyone as possible, and boy, oh boy, did they make it difficult at times! I kept on thinking: please, don't kill Rosemary for my decisions. Please–

I loved the writing (the descriptions! the pacing in Acts II and III!), but this line especially: Tetrine projected her most skeptical tone—the one she reserved for patrons who returned damaged books or no books at all. :D

The Act I was a bit hard to get into, but I think it was mostly because of all the clickable words, I never knew whether the next word would open a new "window", further the story, or if it was just a hidden sentence. It got a bit frustrating to use the "Back" button so often, but around Act II, I no longer had this issue so I think it got more balanced by then!

Anyways, my first one was Ending V! That was... intense. I need to process it a little before trying other things. But it was a great experience, I liked the slow reveal of things and I want to know more about all of the characters.

Btw, I only did one run so far, but you should definitely change the average session time to longer than half an hour! :)

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Wow, Markaius is so quick to turn around and become an absolute ass. I played through some options back-and-forth and he switches between cruel and bitter or all oohh I'm sorry I'm the good guy. I was looking for redeeming qualities but that all seems like a facade. :0