Madgalena Salazar - 21
The protagonist. Magdalena hasn't had an easy life, but very few people know the details. She moved to Atarga around a year ago to attend school, where she is starting her second year (third semester) in marine biology. She works as a waitress at one of the casino's restaurants. She loves the sea, and dreams about the existence of mermaids. She has a younger brother named Artemio back home, whom she frequently keeps in touch with.
Gabriel Vivas - 21
A sort of boy-next-door who majors in linguistics. Gabriel is a very charitable soul, going out of his way to assist people in need and often volunteering at the hospital to keep both children and old folks company. He sports an unusually large scar on his chest. He doesn't like talking about it.
Zayleen Chukwu - 23
A biochemistry major, Zayleen is outspoken about her views and deeply cares about people discovering self-love. She's laid-back and romantic, but something about the question of relationships seems to be bothering her... She owns a pair of bonded lovebirds, Josephine and Octavia.
Nanami Uotani - 20
Nanami is a botany major who seems to prefer the company of plants over people. She gets the job done, but dislikes having to deal with others and shuts everyone out. She isn't afraid of calling others out on their stupidity. She also has a thing for motorcycles.
Maneli Khadem - 21
Maneli is studying to become a nurse for a very specific reason, which she doesn't disclose. She acts very much like a fussy big sister, or even a mom, when others do risky things. She worries a lot but denies it. (I-it's not like I'm worried about you, idiot...)
Leonidas Lambros - 24
A history major who consistently gets top grades - and doesn't shy away from flaunting his intelligence. While he's nice to people, he has difficulty relating to them and comes off as a snob. He has a younger brother named Mihail that he doesn't get along with.
Blair Allaway - 19
A peppy tomboy who loves to dance. She's super friendly and caring and is definitely best friend material, though currently Joshua holds the best friend seat for her. However, she doesn't seem to be super comfortable around men in general...
Joshua Hall - 19
An outgoing young man who looks at the bright side of life, Joshua is studying athletic training. His optimism is infectious, and he has a lot of love to give. While he enjoys hanging out with people, he doesn't let anybody come over to his place for some reason.
Hugo Madeira - 23
A philosophy major who, despite his seductive good looks, isn't all that well-liked by his peers due to his... eccentric comments. He has a bit of a sadistic streak and quite frankly, he kind of freaks people out. He collects butterflies as a hobby.
Layla Halabi - 20
A sweet literature major, she often acts as a voice of reason. She struggles with money, however, and sometimes doesn't follow her own advice. Aside from reading and writing, she has a love for lolita fashion and enjoys sewing her own outfits.
Tristan Campbell - 19
An art student who is frequently absent from class due to his poor health. While he is kind, he can be quite fatalistic. He usually paints landscapes and favors impressionism; his favorite thing to paint is the beach at twilight. He longs for the sea...
Jun Zhou - 22
A music student who plays the saxophone. Life has not been kind to Jun, and he believes himself to be a bad person who only brings misfortune. For this reason, he always shuts out anyone who tries to approach him. He really needs a hug.
The antagonist. A mysterious woman lurking through Atarga's shadows. Nobody knows who she is, where she's from, or what she wants... except that she quickly develops a fixation on Magdalena...
There are several supporting characters who populate the island of Atarga; family, friends, classmates, coworkers, and so on.
- 11 love interests (6 male, 5 female), plus an unlockable route for a total of 12 - and an overarching plot
- Elements of mental illness, self-harm, suicide, loss, alcoholism and verbal abuse spread out through the various routes, as well as suggestive themes
- Estimated 16+ rating due to the above
- (Tentative) Gifts system
- Which character appeals to you the most so far? Whose route would you play first?
- How do you feel about a protagonist that has their own identity rather than being a blank slate for self-insertion?
- If you were a mermaid, what color would your scales be?
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