Read on to see the character details for Salvador! Also, answering some questions on blood pets and…cult leaders?
Red Embrace: Paradisus
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House: Iscari Height: 5’10 Likes: Magic tricks, city lights, electric guitar, mischief Dislikes: Talking about himself, crowds, video games, peacocks
Description: A playful, easygoing loner and self-proclaimed “nobody,” Sal is your first friend and quasi-mentor in the vampiric underworld. Like many Iscari, he’s effortlessly charming, though a little theatrical at times. He also works the night shift at a strangely empty bar, where you first encounter him.
But there’s something mysterious about Sal. He shows a persistent interest in you from the start, even protecting you despite the risks involved. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you have a feeling all is not what it seems.
Why is he helping you? And who really is “Salvador”?
Stay tuned for more character introductions in the following weeks! There are many NPCs in RE:P, and we’re super excited to introduce you to them all!
Questions or Comments?
Feel free to send in questions about RE:P and any AG/GAG games (or dev-related questions)! Our Ask Box is always open.
Q: I have a question. Will we have a strix, too? And would their existence influence our interaction with the LI?
A: For those unfamiliar with previous Red Embrace titles, some mortals in the Red Embrace universe are known as a Strix or Strices (plural). These humans have uniquely appealing blood, but if they’re turned, their bodies can react in dangerous and unpredictable ways. In Red Embrace: Hollywood, the player character has the option of having a Strix for a blood pet (feeding from them repeatedly).
As for RE:P, there may or may not be another Strix appearance! There will be optional blood pets, though. Unless they’re romantically involved with the MC (whether they’re romanceable is TBD), there likely won’t be much reaction from any love interest…unless said love interest objects to blood pets or happens to be jealous, of course.
Q: Just noticed that there’s an update to the screenshots for RE:P and cult leaders are included in all houses. Is this a sign for things to come?
A: We’re happy you noticed this fun little detail! However, the inclusion is just to show the equal career opportunities available for all types of vampires…
Or is it?
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You are a hacker.
Or at least, you were a hacker in your more rebellious, teen years. Nowadays, you’re a college student, just like every other struggling twenty-something in this city. You live your life pretty quietly (as quietly as the 7th child of Asphodel’s mayor and the result of an affair with her secretary can) and try (unsuccessfully) avoid any drama, political or otherwise. But when you find your lazy sunday morning interrupted by a murder attempt, it dawns on you that drama (and you use that term lightly) just seems to find you.
Welcome to Asphodel. It truly lives up to its name.
Play as female, male of nonbinary!
Romance (or antagonize, if you’re into that) any of 5 ROs, 2 of which are gender-selectable!
All ROs are romanceable by MC, regardless of sexuality! Go ham y’all
If possible, I’ll add platonic paths for the ROs (I’m still learning Twine so it may be awhile but I promise I’ll try)
Customize your appearance and personality! (suprise you get hijab, dreads, braids and cornrow options)
Grow into your newfound powers (guess your mom wasn’t kidding when she called that secretary an incubus)
Find out who’s trying to kill you and why! What did you do this time?
Clover Rutherford (NB)
The very persuasive owner of Rubra, the most popular nightclub in Asphodel. In xir line of work, xe make it xir business to get in everyone’s business, so maybe xe know your business?
Xe have ear-length ash blonde hair, styled in curtain bangs, porcelain skin, striking blue eyes, and suspiciously sharp canines. Think of fake diamonds and artificial cherry flavoring.
Zenith is easily the most optimistic person you’ve ever met, which is surprising considering their line of work. They manage to make even the criminal underbelly of Asphodel seem like sunshine and rainbows when you're with them.
They have curly brown shoulder-length hair, tawny skin, and bright golden eyes. Think of warm gold and midsummer nights.
Saccharine’s first career choice was being a Kpop idol, but sometimes life throws a wrench in your plans (and by life I mean their ex-best friend). Now they use their… interesting abilities to commit crime! What a comeback.
They have straight black hair, bangs parted to the side and held back by barrettes. Their skin is a warm ivory color, and dark brown upturned eyes. Think of powdery pink and sour patch kids.
Amadioha is easily the most intimidating woman you’ve ever met, and your mother is a politician. She isn’t amused by your intrusion into her little family, and you’ll have to earn her trust before she goes out of her way
She has long silver dreads and deep brown skin. Her eyes are a startling white and she has white tattoos running up her arms and neck, ending on the sides of her face. Think of the smell of ozone and stormy skies.
I know I haven't been here much, but I wanted to pass by and show you a glimpse into the rewritten chapter 2 (I still haven't introduced Miwa T-T).
Work and university have kept me immensely busy, but I am determined to see this through. Nanowrimo is also coming soon and hopefully I can use the opportunity to finish the rewrite.
I also had planned to share some drawings for Halloween but I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish them. Hopefully you can meet Hazu-bunny soon, otherwise, he will have to stay in my drafts until I can give him the drawing he deserves.
Here's a sneak peek of chapter 2, right before meeting Miwa. I'm proud of this line:
In the woods you are the predator, but in this enclosed space, in this city where you have no allies and no home, you are the prey.
The first thing to know: there will be no appearance modifiers. How you imagine your character looking is how they look.
In Vampire, you will be able to establish a personal name and a face name. There are other characters in this story that have been alive as long as you have, and have elected to change their name. I wanted to give you the same opportunity.
Gender identity - Whatever you want it to be. I’m currently working in they/them pronouns and neopronouns. You’ll also have the chance to decide if your gender identity has changed over the centuries.
Background - This is where you’ll decide what part of the world your character is from. Currently, there are only two options, but I am working on implementing three more. NOTE: This will not affect the shade of your character’s skin. POC have existed as long as humanity has existed, in all corners of the world humanity has ever occupied.
Current options: What will become Northern Scotland, the Western Zhou Dynasty in China
Role - This is basically your class. It’s what your character did while serving under Gregor. There are three options, and they will each have an effect on specific stats.
Current options: Scholar (intelligence), Enforcer (strength), and Ambassador (charm)
How Do You Feed - You will have the option to select the approach your Vampire takes to feeding. It will affect your character’s emotional state and how they relate to being a creature of the night. There are four options.
Curent options: The Hunter, The Enthusiast, The Moralist, The Ethicist
TLDR: thank you, you’re awesome; I’m working on lots of things right now which aren’t easy to show (including my mental health), but there's lots of new stuff coming soon (including ask replies, short stories, character art/HK logo, playlists, etc.) and I hope to release the full demo late this year. Word count: ~12k
I'm gonna start doing updates every Friday so you know where I'm at with this project (and as a way of holding myself accountable).
Thank you so much for over 350 followers. That’s incredible and I appreciate you all so much. When I started making Hades' Kitchen, I didn't know if anyone would be interested in it, but you’ve made me feel so honored, motivated, and excited.
I've been kind of absent on here these past few days. Complete transparency, I’d fallen into a bad place mentally and needed to take a step back, focus on myself for a bit, and figure shit out. I’m in a far better place now and feel confident that I’m on a stable, healthy path. So, if you've sent in asks and haven't gotten a response yet, please know that's why. I intend to respond to all of them and will be getting around to that asap.
As for the demo, I asked a few days ago what version people wanted to see. Most of the responses were in favor of waiting for a full version so that’s what I’m planning on doing. But it shouldn’t be too long of a wait (hopefully). If life and school allow, I expect to release a demo before the end of 2021. My current word count is around 12k with code.
Thanks again for all your support and enthusiasm. It genuinely means so much to me. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or requests.
Hope you have a nice weekend, stay safe, and get to enjoy some good food!
Fun little side note: I somehow convinced one of my professors to let me use Twine for upcoming projects/papers and she asked me to teach her to play video games, so that's been fun.
“Is there something on my face…?”
Made an mc for @when-the-children-sing !! His name is Lumière and he’s a middle fae. Quiet but can be a total menace if he pleases, meaning he totally won’t be playing tricks with Dianor oh nooo
He continued to steal glances at you for the rest of the conference, then; some thoughtful, some with his plastered-on smile, and some that were indecipherable to you. Even the watchers on the internet managed to pick up on it.
Jareth January and Valor Vinteren because I am obsessed 🥰 from @checkmatein3moves
desiree venitas - divinity
“what courses through her veins is love, pure and simple.”
“you walk with such love i don’t know how you carry it all on your own.”
Just one day before updating there are still things to finish, but hey, I will have published half of chapter 1, a small step for a small story.
Song: MALICE MIZER - Shuumaku e no Tobira (終幕への扉) -Demotape Sans Logique.
So I haven't seen squid game and I'm not gonna bc I don't do great wit violence but I DID read the Wikipedia synopsis for every episode which is what I do with all media I'm interested in conceptually but have no intention of interacting with directly anyway anyone wanna explain to me that husband/wife pair who played together for the marble game and the husband won so the wife got killed so he killed himself in the night? Like yall played red light green light, went home, and then decided to both return to a game only one person would live to see the end of? I'm clearly missing details bc what? The happiest possible ending for this couple was one walks away with the money and the other is dead! Why did they both go back? Pls help
I was going to wait until thanksgiving but... well, why not now? (I'm impatient 😂)
testing out some janky gif work- mainly an excuse to get that panicked eye movement eheehe
will return to finished pieces soon! just having some inspo issues lately
Qiu's mom and dad have couples costumes 😭💕
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This is for my redwood MC!Romancing Nora!Aria is very tired and sad,she really needs a hug. And maybe a better family.@thewoodshungers-if
Oh, I do love Autumn! It really does get all my inspiration going!
The scene I was working on this week has let me bring in a host of side characters, and I've been really enjoying having them respond to the MC in different ways depending on the MC's personality.
Like Eric, Verda's husband, will calm down well to a friendly/genuine MC, but Dr. Turner does much better talking to a more direct/straight-talking MC! I was going to have the Bobby moment in this part too, but I've switched that with Douglas for this version as it suits much better.
So I have seriously blasted through this week! It's been great fun :D Though that does mean Chapter 8 editing feel to the wayside once again...
But I have been keeping up with Chapter 7 edits from SpunkyCat, who has been giving the most amazing comments and getting me pumped even more!
I will definitely be getting this first version of Chapter 9 finished by tomorrow, which means I can move onto the other version next week! It feels so good to be making such progress. Chapter 8 is amazing and something I'm so proud of, but it did take soooo long, lol.
Next week, I will be leaning more into the editing of Chap 8 to get me back to being balanced on that, but I've pushed on faster than expected, so I'm hoping editing will go just as smoothly.
I hope you all the most amazing weekend! We'll be offline as usual, so I'll talk to you soon! <3