Length: Demo [12,000 words] || Overall [Pending]
CGs: Demo  || Overall [Estimated 25+]
BGs: Demo [10 excluding variations] || Overall [Pending]
Estimated Completion Date: -- TBA
Routes: 3 [Possibly 4 depending on circumstance]
Endings: 7 [Estimate]
[First draft: 100%] - [Editing: 100%] - [CGs: 100%] - [GUI: 100%] - [BGs: 95%] - [Sprites: 100%] - [Coding: 0%]
Chevalier follows the story of Kyul Chevalier, a demon tamer residing among demons. Naturally, this makes him quite a few enemies and very little friends.
Preoccupied with his own troubles, Kyul has isolated himself from the world at large. That, however, is soon to change when the demon prince Signum comes knocking at his door. Signum gives him two choices: Join him in taking down the king or deal with war at the Chevalier doorstep.
As Kyul finds himself forced out of his self imposed isolation, he will have to weigh his priorities between his personal goals and his newfound role as kingmaker. Whose philosophy on leadership can he agree with? Who does he back? Perhaps it's no one at all? Most importantly, does the political world really matter that much to a hermit nihilist whose only wish is to right a wrong before passing on?
The realm of Kaios is more commonly referred to as the underworld. It is a place where survival of the fittest is the rule of thumb, and a clear hierarchy is established among the demons who reside there.
Kaios is ruled by one king, followed by a multitude of "princes" who are strong demons that have amassed personal armies great enough to make a proper challenge to the throne. These princes run their own courts, which can be likened to pocket universes that they rule over like gods (with some restrictions). In order to become a prince, one must acquire a magical seal that will allow a prince to bind lesser demons into their service. Likewise, becoming king means to take the king's seal and integrate it with a prince's own.
Aside from prince courts, there are also the noble houses, which function similarly on a much lesser scale. The noble houses, however, cannot be completely sealed off the same way prince courts can be, and they cannot bar a prince (or princess) from entering if he or she pleases.
Nobles in Kaios are free demons that are powerful enough to avoid being bound, as well as having acquired a little territory of their own, and yet do not become princes for whatever reason.
Having mentioned seals above, it should be said that these magic seals are of vital importance to princes and nobles. Reading a seal will grant insight on its owner's magic and personal spells, and breaking it will cast the owner from their standing. Additionally, a demon who has their seal destroyed will only be able to utilize primitive spells. Thus, seals are guarded zealously and only conjured when necessary.
This is all setting info that won't be explicitly explained in the novel unless necessary, but I've written it out here for clarity/interest sake.
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