I'm so glad I got the deluxe version! I'd already bought the first version, but the deluxe upgrade was worth it-- extra juicy scenes with my sweet, lovely, luscious Lucius. Mmhmhmm, 'cause I do love me some of that precious Prelate. Okay, sorry, for the annoying alliteration but I really love Lucius' character how of everyone.
Actually, the Foxmaster also holds some keys to my heart.
As a side note... I really wish there was a CG gallery in the Deluxe version... Just so I could make sure I'd seen everything I was supposed to see........ -__-;; That's probably my biggest regret, that I'll never know if I got every possible ending... Speaking of which--
Is there another Foxmaster ending that ends with him as your husband? I'm only asking because there's the non-romantic Alastor ending where he's your advisor and the ending I got had the Fox as your protector, it made me wonder if there was potential for something more...
Also, I was a little disappointed because in the final Foxmaster scene before the ending of the Alastor Chapter Four, he says he'll take action if the one he's sworn to acts against you. In the Regicidal Queen ending, I was hoping desperately for Callista to be like '...and Alastor followed me straight into Althea's arms after, courtesy of the Foxmaster'. But alas. Haha.
Man, I have to say, in the original version, my number one was Lucius, then number two was Alastor (tragic, I know. ; 3 ; I could smell the tragedy on him and I totally
figured out that it was the crown
but I was determined to have my delightful dandy-lion and as such I romanced him right away. When I heard there was a deluxe version coming, I was totally like NICK!! because I was also another one of those tragic hopefuls who spent copious amounts of time with him in the hopes that he could be romanced (hey, I just saw 'five love interests and foolishly assumed Nick was one of them loooll) so when I heard that the Foxmaster was now romanceable I was pretty (but pleasantly) surprised!
I actually figured out his route in my second playthrough, so I felt pretty cool.
My list is now, firstly, luscious, luxuriously-locked Lucius, the Fox who I shan't name because of spoilers, and then Alastor. My poor, sweet Alastor.
*woobifies Alastor so my conscience can rest* Ah, man, I really felt bad for him. He was such a cutie when he wasn't totally out of his mind, and I laughed at so many of his whims... Actually, one of my favorite things is the scene where he's like "I've always wanted to try this" before they do the horizontal twist on the throne. I was cracking up because I realized that if Alastor was in love with Callista from the moment he saw her save him from the wolves like he said + the scene where he catches her peeping on Lorimette and Kendrick in said throne room, then that could mean that he could've thought about it then, too. He never specifies if he meant he'd always wanted to try sexing up the throne with her on the throne, or just in general, so... *wipes tears of laughter* Ah, my delightfully dastardly dandy.
And I was glad about Lucius' added scene where
he talks about being the Queen's lover and what that would mean for him. Specifically because in the end scene when Lucius returns to the castle, he's like 'they allow dating and marriage, but not torrid love affairs' and I was like '...wait, they weren't dating? why not just date if it means he can stay prelate?' I was completely confused, haha. The extra scene addressed that, so I feel better!
As a side note I was hoping that the Charlotte chapter and Alastor chapters would have separate lover endings in the deluxe edition... but mostly because I wanted more Lucius.
Jeez, I sound like a Lucius fangirl, yikes.
But... I guess I am, so it's okay.
Anyway, this is actually the second time I wrote about this game, but the first time my message got deleted by accident (by me, no less. I hit the back page, and couldn't retrieve my message... ;___; I was disheartened because it was longer and more detailed, so I'm sorry about that.
Anyway, thank you for Queen at Arms!! ^__^ Ah!! But I do have one last thing I thought about a lot...
Why did Callista keep dying her hair red in all the endings when she doesn't have to be disguised as a Sylgardian anymore? Also... during the endings where she has to prove that she's the Princess, no one mentions that the Princess had blonde hair as a point of contest... It's nothing bad, but I was a bit surprised about it.
Also, also, (sorry I know I said one last thing but.) I have a hard time picking bad options (like killing Horatio) so I never did, but after I unlocked all the endings, I realized that there wasn't one where you could be an evil queen, or otherwise wear Kendrick's crown after disposing of Alastor. There's also a few endings that don't match up quite-- like one where Alastor is imprisoned for life and he doesn't get pardoned but he still travels the world... things like that.
Oh! And I was glad that you can pardon Alastor now! I thought about that a lot, too. In the Charlotte ending, whenever Alastor's life was spared and Callista thinks he should be forgiven and the Cardinal is like, 'imprisoned for life or until you can be pardoned' and the endings would be like 'Alastor was comfortable in his cell and gossiped with the guards and offered me advice about being Queen' (more or less) and I was like 'but... Callista! You're Queen! If you don't want him to be in prison, then pardon him!' so I was glad for that, even if it was only that one ending that I can recall.