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Fire Emblem: Lords of Shadows

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At first, I was afraid of posting this due to reasons, but I cannot keep it to myself any longer. So, in order to do so, I've been studying all the manuals regarding hacks and stuff, as well as spriting and some other things. I want to try doing this hack of mine, even if the progress is going to be so slow (like years slow), but here we are.

Fire Emblem: Lords of Shadows

The story takes place in the continent of Michelty, in which the entirety of the continent was ruled by a single political entity instead of having independent kingdoms. Thousands of years ago, the continent was united under the rule of King Eriel of House Nightross who was also known as the Shadow King and Hero of Twilight. Under the might of the Shadow King, all the previously-independent kingdoms were conquered and the kings of those kingdoms bent their knees to the Shadow King, abdicating their kingship in return of maintaining their realms as the Highlords and subjects to the authority of the king.

For thousands of years, Michelty was ruled by House Nightross, with the Highlords ruling their respective realms as the enforcers of the king's wills. House Nightross brought an era of prosperity throughout the continent, but the peace did not last long as King Veridic, the last of the king of Nightross dynasty, turned insane and started multiple ethnic purges and genocides throughout the continent. In retaliation, several Highlords united under a banner and started a rebellion. Ultimately, the mad King Veridic met his demise and House Nightross was utterly destroyed. One of the Highlords, Jason of House Duskfield, took the throne and became the new king to start a new dynasty after the destruction of House Nightross. Plus, House Duskfield used to be an offshoot of House Nightross, thus making them the descendants of King Eriel, strengthening their claim for the throne.

But, not all the members of House Nightross were slaughtered during the rebellion. King Veridic's grandson, Prince Allen, and daughter-in-law, Princess Adelene, survived the rebellion that destroyed their family, thanks to Prince Nero, King Veridic's son and heir, who sacrificed himself in order to safely smuggle both his son and wife out of the capital. Both Prince Allen and Princess Adelene lived in peace in Saeguca Village. The former princess consort discarded her former identity and married a kindly apothecary and priest, and both of them had a daughter named Sella.

For fifteen years, Allen and his family lived in peace in the village until a series of events forced him to return to the capital. Will he reclaim his birthright and throne? Will he realize the true purpose of his return? Will he realize that he's not the only lord of the shadows left in the continent? Time will tell.

So far, I have planned two chapter, Prologue and Chapter 1. I'm still working on the hacking, so I will post the screenshots soon, but because I'm just an amateur, it'll take a godawful amount of time. Well, I have made the sprites for some major characters, though.

So, here are the characters

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Nero, Allen's father. He is King Veridic's son and heir. While honorable and kindhearted, he sides with his father during the rebellion due to the insane king being his family. He will be playable during the prologue, which is essentially an escort mission to ensure his wife, Princess Adelene, and son, Prince Allen, escape the castle. Ultimately, he will meet his demise at the end of the prologue after ensuring his wife's and son's safety, at the hands of his own best friend, Lawrence. But before drawing his last breath, he asks for a favor from Lawrence to make sure his family is safe while in hiding, and Lawrence promises to do so. The prince then dies in his best friend's arm, feeling relieved that everything will be alright despite the destruction of House Nightross.

As a playable prologue character, Nero's Class is Shadow Lord, which means he wields both swords and dark tomes in combat. He also wields a holy sword, Sanat Kumara, which can fire dark energy beams. He entrusts his son, Allen, with this sword before he meets his end.

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Allen, the Lord of the story. He is the grandson of King Veridic, and the son of Prince Nero and Princess Adelene. Despite inheriting his father's kindhearted nature, he is a little brash and cocky in battles, and he considers them to be his embarrassing flaws. Like his father, he greatly cherishes his new family and is willing to kill in order to protect them. He is also quite overprotective to his half-sister, Sella, which sometimes annoys her.

Allen's Class is Lord and he wields swords in battles. He also wields his father's holy sword, Sanat Kumara, which was entrusted to him by his father before his death. At some point, he will promote into Shadow Lord, just like his father, which allows him to wield dark tomes.

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Sella, Allen's half-sister and the first Cleric. She is outgoing and cheerful, but is often annoyed by her half-brother's overprotective tendency. At the start of the story, she is unaware of Allen's true identity.

As for her Class, like stated above, she is a Cleric.

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Adelene, Allen's and Sella's mother. She was Prince Nero's wife and princess consort before the rebellion. After fleeing the capital and hiding in a rural backwater village of Saegusa, she married a priest and had Sella with him. In the story, she will be one of the factors of Allen having to return to the capital.

In-game, her Class is Sage.

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Ennis, a mysterious young woman who has been stalking Allen for quite some time. Actually, she is Lawrence's daughter who is sent to monitor both Allen and Adelene due to a few events happening in the capital. A bit blunt and harsh, but she means well. A very honorable person. Loves her father dearly.

Her Class is Myrmidon.

That will be all for now. More things will come later.

Edited by PrinceArjuna

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That's a hell of a lot of thought, and your mugs look pretty clean. If you need mapping help, bug the guys in Creative! I think they're still in Sprites.

Good luck to you!

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ghast-senpai noticed me. squeeeeeeeee!!

Ahem, well... I'm still studying, so it may take some time before I get some results, but I'll try my best regardless of that.

By the way, the story of this hack has taken some elements from A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Throne a bit, so expect several GoT-esque things in the future...

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As long as it's the story elements of GoT, and not the shock value, it'll be fine.

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Well, if you want help with maps, I'm willing to assist. I'm no Bly or Primefusion but I enjoy the practice every now and then.

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My! The backstory is certainly interesting, and as stated above those mugs are pretty clean too. There's little more to say, only time will tell what will become of this idea of a hack, but I do hope you release a beta soon or later! There's little help I can give, but you can count on me when you're in need of beta testers and things like that.

With that said, good luck!

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As long as it's the story elements of GoT, and not the shock value, it'll be fine.

Nah man just have him murder all the characters people like in some sort of horrific way it'll be great.

Viper vs The Mountain part 2

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*keeps getting high-pitched noises*

Wow, hacking is definitely harder than I thought. I followed the instructions according to the tutorials, and I keep getting glitches and stuff. These custom portraits won't appear and I get these high-pitched noises instead...

Well, scripts have already been prepared, and custom animations are underway, but these custom mugs refuse to show up at all. Well, I probably made a mistake or two somewhere.

Anyone willing to help sorting out this portrait problem and eventing?

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Could you explain us how you inserted the portraits?

Well, I used FEditor to load the portraits. Then I wrote things in Text Editor so that they can show up in game. But they didn't, and all I got was that high-pitched noise.

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Can you upload the portrait to some image sharing site so I can try and debug it for you?

Well, I tried it again, and it worked. It's probably because of the Text Editor.

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Welp, finally figuring out how text editor works, things going smoothly so far.

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Well, I'm not so sure about this, but more will come soon. Now back to spriting...

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Not really an update, but there will be a closed beta soon, probably somewhere at early 2017. Well, it's just the first chapter, but anyone interested to do a beta test for me?

Currently working on the story and stuff, but there are still a few things that need to be hashed out (like gameplay stuff and some other things). Also, I'm not really satisfied with my sprites so far, so they may need to get replaced too (including the one that I used as my avatar, it's obvious from who he's spliced from).

Also, is there anyone interested to help me out? There are still a few things that I need to understand with this hacking stuff, and having a few helping hands will be nice.

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I suggest leaving the mugs as they are for now (or using mugs that already exist in-game). If you want help, I suggest getting 3-4 solid chapters done first.

I'm busy ATM, so I don't think I'd be able to help out, unless literally no one responds by Christmas.

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I suggest leaving the mugs as they are for now (or using mugs that already exist in-game). If you want help, I suggest getting 3-4 solid chapters done first.

I'm busy ATM, so I don't think I'd be able to help out, unless literally no one responds by Christmas.

Well, I thought that I could just use the in-game sprites as placeholders for the closed beta. And yeah, I guess doing at least 3 or 4 chapters done first is better.

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