A visual novel by Cyanide Tea.
A seven-year drought plagues the entire region surrounding the country of Nishtif, leading people to wonder if their goddess Scheknt has abandoned them. In contrast, young noblewoman Neqtia has lived a comfortable life insulated from hardship and suffering. One of the poorer surrounding countries, Djedi, sends their usual tribute of natural resources and livestock to Nishtif in exchange for the larger country's aid and protection. Rumors that two attractive slaves are among the cargo intrigue Neqtia. What lies in store for her after the slaves are brought to live at her family estate...?
Neqtia: Daughter of a wealthy noble, she is kind-hearted and sweet, but also naive about anything outside of her personal world. She can come across as self-centered due to her sheltered upbringing, but she is well-meaning.
Jyrik: One of the two slaves from Djedi, he was chosen from among the commoners because of his youth and handsome looks. Smooth, confident, and knowledgeable, Jyrik works in the garden of Neqtia's estate, but as he and Araerda are meant to be trophies, he's more like an exotic plant himself.
Araerda: The other slave brought from Djedi, she is considered one of the most beautiful women of her country. Araerda works as one of Neqtia's handmaids and is a kind, patient listener who takes to Neqtia instantly and showers her with compliments and attention.
Story/character concepts by Auro-Cyanide
Writing/programming by Camille/Lorelei
Art/UI by Auro-Cyanide
We will share more as we get more done! I’m planning on doing all the writing first and coding later. Normally I alternate between the two, but I think this will work out better for a number of reasons. NaNo is the time to experiment, so I’m going to try this different process and see how things go. I'm going to be updating my Tumblr about this project under the #taarradhin dev tag, plus tweeting about it, of course. Follow Auro on Twitter and on Tumblr, as well! <3