Eons ago, the world and all of its splendors were created by the magnificent and all-powerful being simply known as the "Creator." It wove the threads of life, and upon creating the planet of Tsufanubra, spotted it with its most cherished life-form: man.
Having gifted mankind with all of its blessing and necessities, the Creator simply watched as man forged his own path in life, and over the decades crafted himself in to a race of truly wondrous individuals numbering in the millions.
The Creator, however, grew tired of this creation, and thus gave life to four heavenly Kings to watch over and monitor the world in his stead. One of these Kings, Celes, wanted more than the Creator could ever possibly give her: she wanted its power—the divine power of creation. Upon being rejected of her request, the mighty guardian revolted against her creator and all of his creations, and was tossed from her perch atop the heavens in to a realm of purgatory; an island resting between the earth and heavens, but far enough away from either that they'd taunt her position for all of eternity.
Countless years have passed since that fated day, and now that island prison hanging in purgatory between Heaven and Earth will become the destination for four youths seeking revenge against a murderous man. Their journey, however, may lead them on an adventure that could reshape the very foundation of all that was, and all that could ever be...
-Made using RPG Maker 2003.
"Eternal Paradise is a dungeon crawler RPG complete with an epic fantasy story told In Media Res. Borrowing ideas heavily from earlier RPGS, it is void of puzzles of any kind and deals solely with exploration and enemy encounters. Due to this, the game bolsters a hefty challenge suitable only for those who would prefer a more difficult and thought-provoking experience than what may be found in most mainstream games of the same genre.
" CHARACTERSAndrew Ferrence
A young man who grew up in the rural outskirts of the Tsufanubrian capital, Soriiati. Surviving mainly off of what the land gave to him, Andrew rarely made visits to the city. It was on one of his occasional trips there however, that he met the love of his life, Maria Wilde.
Two years after having met one and other, Andrew and Maria had a child together whom they named Evan, after Maria's deceased Grandfather. Sadly, in a tragic twist of horrifying events, Evan passed away. Both Andrew and Maria were left horrified, not because of the nature of their child's death, but because of the cause: a man named Ephiam, who tauntingly flaunted the grim truth that it was he who had killed their child without sound justification.
Enraged to the point of confusion, they both heeded to Ephiam's provocation, and set off on a journey to do exactly what he'd asked them to: find him, and exact revenge for his mindless act of violence. Maria Wilde (Ferrence)
A city girl for the majority of her life, Maria resided within the grand capital of Soriiati for as long as she can remember. Living with her grandfather until her late teens, Maria fought tooth-and-nail to obtain everything she'd gained to support the both of them. At the age of 76 however, when Maria was just 19 years old, her Grandfather, Evan Wilde, passed away. Grief-stricken, Maria continued to endure life's ordeals day-by-day until meeting the love of her life, Andrew Ferrence, at a local tavern.
Two years later, Maria bore a child who she named Evan, after her late Grandfather. The child did not live to see his first birthday. Evan tragically died due to unknown cause, however mere days after his death a mysterious man named Ephiam appeared before Maria and Andrew, claiming to be the cause of their son's untimely demise.
Fueled by the flames of revenge, Maria and Andrew set off to find the murderer of their beloved son, swearing to exact vengeance regardless of the cost.
The neighborhood witch. Within the rural village of Borez, Laura was known as a practitioner of the dark arts, and was labeled as a “witch” because of it. Although much of Tsufanbura practiced magics of various kinds, Borez remained ignorant towards its everyday use, and shunned those who decided to study and wield the mysterious power.
Laura however was an exception. She was not shunned, nor was she looked down upon and viewed as a monster. Instead she acted as the village's guardian of sorts, protecting them from countless invaders and the relentless onslaught of outside forces. If the people of Borez had ever needed anything at all, they merely sought out Laura in their desperate plea for help of any kind. Part of their kindness stemmed from the fact that Laura had adopted two orphaned children who'd lost their parents to a house-fire, with the other being that she used her magic for the sake of others instead of herself.
Living a calm and relatively dutiful life in Borez with her two adoptive children, Laura had all that she could have ever asked for in life and more.
Then, one fateful day a horrific tragedy struck Borez and shook the small town to its core. A vehicle discovered a short distance from the rural settlement was found filled with brutalized and terribly disfigured remnants of thirty of the town's inhabitants, 25 of which were children. They'd set out earlier that day towards a lake roughly 3 hours away for a vocational “field trip” of sorts, and had not made it even 20 minutes in to their journey before experiencing such brutality. Among the children lost, both of Laura's sons were two of them.
Stricken with grief and disbelief, Laura experienced countless sleepless nights wherein she was haunted by the same vivid dream of a man calling himself “Ephiam.” He confessed to her about causing the tragedy that had stolen her children from her, and near begged that she seek him out and exact vengeance for his crimes. During one of these nights the man in her dreams spoke with Laura himself within her home, and confirmed what her dreams had been telling her.
Seeking retribution, Laura later set off to locate Ephiam and avenge the countless children lost in the mindless slaughter.Alexander Alturne
A young and energetic character who'd lived a wild life within the urban city of Ziazu until his best friend and love interest, Kassandra Shimone, reportedly vanished without a trace. They'd searched high-and-low, far-and-wide, all without any trace of the young woman's whereabouts what-so-ever. She'd truly vanished in to thing air, leaving Alexander distraught and enraged.
Confused and utterly heartbroken for several days after his friend's disappearance, Alexander never relinquished the thought of Kassandra and fought to assure her safe return. One dreary afternoon as he combed the nearby forests searching for her, Alex was approached by a man drab in pitch-black robes claiming to have imprisoned his beloved friend, and that should Alexander wish to see her alive he should seek him out. He left one thing behind, and that was his name: Ephiam.
Since that day, Alexander has departed on a journey to locate Ephiam and return his friend to her home once more.CREDITS:
Jaymonius (Phantasia series)
Treasure of the Rudras
Breath of Fire
RPG Maker RTP
Secret/Legend of Mana
Seiken Densetsu 3
Actraiser 1 and 2
“Tales Of” series.
Kentona (Hero's Realm)
STORYLINE AND GENERAL GAME CREATION:
(If the game has unreadable text, install these in to your Fonts folder) : http://www.gamefront.com/files/20537948/EP+Fonts.zipTHINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW!!!
+After completing the game, you have the choice to start a “New Game +!” What this is, is a part of the optional content of the game. You can start a new game with your current Levels, equipment, skills, etc. Here is a list of NG+ content:
(7 new chests containing the most powerful version of each weapon type appear scattered throughout the game. If you manage to find all of these chests and defeat the primary 3 optional bosses, the ultimate weapon becomes available.
New character abilities! During New Game+, Andrew, Alexander, and Laura obtain access to a new set of skills to accompany their old.
Even more treasure! A slew of new treasure chests become available, and each contains some very nice items!
Optional bosses! There are 18 Optional Bosses in total to dominate in NG+!
The “Nightmare Gate” becomes available! This is the hardest area in the entire game, and can only be accessed during a New Game ++ after acquiring all of the optional super weapons!
+Using the DEFEND option in battle recovers 100 HP, and 20 MP. Make good use of this, and don't waste your money on too many Ethers!
+A LOT of equipment has special/hidden properties/abilities, thus making them far more unique than they may first appear. Try experimenting a little, and switching things up every now-and-then!
+Certain weapons have the ability to deal extra damage to a specific class of monster. This class is indicated by having (Dino), (Demon), (Human), etc. In their descriptions.
Eternal Paradise COMPLETE is an entirely re-worked version of Eternal Paradise with a completely rewritten script. This newer version features a much more inviting atmosphere, which includes the removal of annoyances that plagued the original game such as the sudden boss encounters, drawn-out dialogue, dark caves, etc. The game has also been re-balanced, and is all-in-all a MUCH more enjoyable experience. Definitely a game I am proud of, and what the original should have been!
This post has been edited by Ephiam: Mar 10 2012, 02:15 PM