The particularly uncouth would say that the Celestes are an unholy union of a family:
the prophetic visions of the mother, the insights to the past from the father, joined in a lineage—
their three children are practically born to be the three boys of fate, spinning and cutting the threads of life and destiny.
Emilyan "Em" Celeste prefers never to think of his family and their dubious legacy. Dysfunctional is putting their messy history lightly; more aptly, perhaps, they're a collective failure.
Thala Wandestinee is destined for greatness. It is a great shame that he will die by the end of the summer.
Confronted by his gift of premonition and with Thala's life and fate in his hands, Em must choose whether changing the future for many is worth the price: his own life, to everything he has ever feared. Or, indeed, whether things are really what he thinks they are— or whether fate really is inescapable.
Characters belong to Ksen Boyko
Demo can be found here! itch.io
"If the birthday boy doesn't mind joining me in the festivities?"
Em Celeste himself lived half his life in a village down the mountains. The only straight truth he's ever said was his last name. What he's never said, though, was why he's here: in the heart of the province, saving Thala Wandestinee from his would-be assassins.
(He is, however, indeed a dipshit.)
Anastasiy Celeste made quite a name for himself by being a proud asshole. A swordsman with two students, it's amazing he's hold out this long, with how his abilities to peer into the past nets him quite a powerful capacity for deep-seated grudge. Em's worst nightmare, usually.
Mira Celeste, "Ma" as she was known by Ann, "Mother" as she was known by Ally, and "Sir", courtesy of Em, had been deceased for the past six years. The shadow she left behind still lingers, haunting the minds of her sons.
Sometimes, they say that Em will be her successor.
Lesath & Shaula
What I hope to pull off in this VN are 1) a believable depiction of a dysfunctional family (with powers to see through time), and 2) a cohesive, inter-influential non-linear story in which choices made in the past and made in the future affect the present. There will be tons of choices to settle the relationships between Ally and Em with the others, and these relationships affect the choices available to them later on. Although everyone has a set personality, how they see their powers will affect how they react and act in light of the events within the story.
Sprites: ?? way more than there should be
CGs: way more than there ought to be
Hopefully IRL won't stomp on me anymore than it already is ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ