|Champions of Ascerth|
Champions of Ascerth is a RPG game developed by Ghostrealm Studios for the Nintendo Switch, using their Quickfire Engine. It is the company's first original IP ever since they became one of Nintendo's second-party developers, and the first in the Ghostrealmverse.
Champions of Ascerth is a real-time RPG revolving around the main character, Kaiden, and his various companions as he works to stop the krexxon invasion. Players will manage their party's various abilities as they explore the vast, open world in search of the tools necessary to save their world.
Each character has their own stats to manage. Stats increase whenever you level up.
|HP||Determines how many Hit Points the character has. When a character runs out of hit points, they are forced to leave the current fight until it ends, at which point they return with limited HP. HP is restored slowly over time, but healing spells and food restore more.|
|Strength/Agility/Intellect||This stat has a different name depending on your character, with Kaiden and Ukoras using Strength, Orthesu and Grik using Agility, and Elina and Jogot using Intellect. This stat determines how much damage you deal, or in Jogot's case, how powerful your healing spells are.|
|Mobility||Influences movement speed.|
|Luck||Influences the quality of item drops.|
|Mana||Only Elina and Jogot have this stat. It influences the size of your mana pool, as mana is needed to cast spells.|
|Critical Strike||Determines how often an ability has a Critical Strike, which increases the damage or healing it does by 250%.|
|Haste||Influences attack speed.|
Combo Attacks are a special part of the game, utilized when two of your characters have a Combo Gauge filled up. Their effects can be quite devastating, but you need to build up Bond levels between your characters.
|Kaiden||N/A||Thunderblades: Elina empowers Kaiden's swords with electricity, before he slams them into the ground with incredible force to create an electrical current.||Whirling Blades: Ukoras and Kaiden stand side by side, before creating an unstoppable maelstrom of cold steel.||Nature's Shield: Jogot grants Kaiden a shield of bark that, when used up, deals massive damage to the enemy that breaks it.||Buddy Hop: Orthesu uses Kaiden as a spring of sorts to leap at a single target.||Aerial Assault: Kaiden hops onto Grik's back as Grik fires off arrows at enemies, before Kaiden leaps off and strikes a target.|
|Elina||Thunderstrike: Elina empowers Kaiden's weapons with electricity, before he slams them into the ground with incredible force to create an electrical current.||N/A||Burn Through: Elina creates a massive meteor of flames, before Ukoras shatters it and sends debris everywhere.||Tree of Eternity: Using their combined magics, Elina and Jogot grow a massive tree that heals everyone in the area.||Magical Poisons: Elina empowers Orthesu's weapons with magical energies, causing them to deal damage over time for the next few seconds.||Freeze Wave: Elina begins to fire off bolts of frost into the sky, while Grik shoots them to rain down shards of ice.|
|Ukoras||Whirling Blades: Ukoras and Kaiden stand side by side, before creating an unstoppable maelstrom of cold steel.||Burn Through: Elina creates a massive meteor of flames, before Ukoras shatters it and sends debris everywhere.||N/A||Lumberjack's Work: A field of trees is grown by Jogot, before Ukoras cuts them down and sends tree trunks flying.||Mutilation: Ukoras draws the attention of an enemy, while Orthesu stealthily ambushes them in the process for massive damage.||Marked for Death: Grik fires an arrow to cause a target to bleed out, followed by Ukoras charging them.|
|Jogot||Nature's Shield: Jogot grants Kaiden a shield of bark that, when used up, deals massive damage to the enemy that breaks it.||Tree of Eternity: Using their combined magics, Elina and Jogot grow a massive tree that heals everyone in the area.||Lumberjack's Work: A field of trees is grown by Jogot, before Ukoras cuts them down and sends tree trunks flying.||N/A||Heal Through: While Orthesu takes part in a rampage that would certainly lead to her death, Jogot channels healing magic to keep her alive.||No Escape; Jogot shackles several targets with roots while Grik picks them off with his bow.|
|Orthesu||Buddy Hop: Orthesu uses Kaiden as a spring of sorts to leap at a single target.||Magical Poisons: Elina empowers Orthesu's weapons with magical energies, causing them to deal damage over time for the next few seconds.||Mutilation: Ukoras draws the attention of an enemy, while Orthesu stealthily ambushes them in the process for massive damage.||Heal Through: While Orthesu takes part in a rampage that would certainly lead to her death, Jogot channels healing magic to keep her alive.||N/A||Poison Arrows: Using her poison vials, Orthesu empowers Grik's arrows.|
|Grik||Aerial Assault: Kaiden hops onto Grik's back as Grik fires off arrows at enemies, before Kaiden leaps off and strikes a target.||Freeze Wave: Elina begins to fire off bolts of frost into the sky, while Grik shoots them to rain down shards of ice.||Marked for Death: Grik fires an arrow to cause a target to bleed out, followed by Ukoras charging them.||No Escape; Jogot shackles several targets with roots while Grik picks them off with his bow.||Poison Arrows: Using her poison vials, Orthesu empowers Grik's arrows.||N/A|
Each character also has their own personal side stories to take on, that reward them with their Ultimate Weapon. These sidestories show more of the characters' pasts as well as their relations with others.
|The Dragonblades||Kaiden||A pair of swords forged during the days of old to combat dragon raids. However, they were lost to the dragons, and now sit within a cave on their island.|
|Elementar||Elina||A staff blessed by the magical spirits of Ascerth, capable of channeling all five elements efficiently without having them pour together and forming shadow magic. Today, the staff is watched over by the magical spirits to ensure that only their chosen champion can wield it.|
|Vol'gosh, Axe of the Mountain||Ukoras||A rul'kor axe forged by the Rocksnarl clan, known for being the bane of many gringar raids. The Rocksnarl rul'kor continue to watch this weapon, believing that only they deserve to use it.|
|Branch of the Ages||Jogot||A limb of the Tree of Ages, imbued with the very essence of the forest itself. Its lifegiving energies can only be handled by the strongest of the grovarn.|
|Teeth of the Giant||Orthesu||A pair of daggers made from the teeth of an ancient mountain giant. Kept within one of their dens.|
|Althu'zakar, Bow of the Gods||Grik||Blessed by the first High Priestess of the volant, Althu'zakar stands as a testament of the volant's power. Kept by the volant people within Mt. Necrosis.|
Ascerth is massive, with multiple different environments to visit and monsters to fight. As the game progresses, so too will the krexxon invasion grow.
- At the start of the game, krexxon scouts can be rarely seen, and only one at a time.
- Later on, squads of scouts start appearing.
- Eventually, krexxon bases start to appear around the world, rare in their presence.
- The bases eventually start popping up in more locations.
- By the climax of the game, krexxon ships will have landed on the ground, pouring out soldiers.
World Events occur thoughout Ascerth at random intervals, rewarding players who take a break from the main story. They can be things like killing a boss, having a treasure chest with rare items spawn, or a minigame. These events don't play a role in the story (though the items received can help), and are just there to provide more to do besides the main story.
A human resident of Farhorn Village, which was destroyed by the krexxon. Seeking to prevent further bloodshed, he seeks to establish a group of like-minded heroes to stop the invasion.
In combat, Kaiden tends to fight with two melee weapons in hand.
A young human girl who is an accomplished sorceress. When Xastil City's government refuses to provide aid to Kaiden, she reluctantly does, driven by knowledge. Although cold at first, she warms up to Kaiden and romance eventually sparks.
Elina tends to fight with magical spells from all five elements.
A rul'kor warrior from the Skullspite clan. His clan was nearly wiped out by the krexxon during a brutal battle, so he seeks to take them down due to his code of honor.
Ukoras relies on a single, powerful melee weapon to dish out damage,
|Vol'gosh, Axe of the Mountain|
A grovarn who has watched over the Everbark Forest for thousand of years. Jogot is motivated to join the group due to nature's balance having been disturbed by the krexxon, as they've begun destroying countless trees during their invasion.
Jogot acts as the group's healer, using his magic to restore HP.
|Branch of the Ages|
A sulkrik mercenary who seeks to steal the advanced technology possessed by the krexxon. Her greed is her main motivation for joining Kaiden.
Tends to fight with stealth and mobility, using two daggers.
|Teeth of the Giant|
A volant treasure hunter who seeks to make a name for himself through defeating the krexxon, as his people rarely take part in large wars.
Grik uses a bow to attack enemies at long range.
|Althu'zakar, Bow of the Gods|
|Spiritar||One of Ascerth's magical spirits, and a key supporter in the group's fight against the krexxon.|
|Irack||A volant merchant who often runs into the group, selling vital goods.|
|King Dalfon II||The king of Xastil City, devoted to his people, yet weary of outsiders.|
|Kor'vosh||The chieftain of the Icehowl clan of rul'kor, and a proud warrior.|
|The Tree of Ages||A tree gifted with the ability to speak. It holds great influence throughout the Everbark Forest.|
|Sankor||The current warlord of the sulkrik, and a firm believer in their isolation from the outside world.|
|Nalkura||The current High Priestess of the volant. Her keen intellect has allowed her to secure this position.|
|Ethros||The Supreme Commander of the krexxon army invading Ascerth, and a cunning tactician.|
|Drelkon||A fierce dragon from the Isle of Dragons, who enjoys nothing more than to kill its enemies and build up a pile of their bones.|
|Shal'vor||The gringar leader of the Zar'kesh, an order of magic users that use shadow magic.|
- The game will have the story fleshed out more as time goes on, along with character backstories. I'm just focused on worldbuilding first.
- Gameplay, including every character's abilities, will also be fleshed out.
- This is my first original project, so constructive criticism is appreciated.
- The game takes inspiration from many other universes and franchises, including, but not limited to, Zelda, Warcraft, Xenoblade, and many others.