''Aveyond'' are a series of RPGMaker games created by [[http://www.amaranthia.com/ Amaranth Games]]. Most of the titles are developed using ''RPG Maker XP'' (with the exception of ''Ahriman's Prophecy'', which was made using RPG Maker 2000).

The games take place in a world called Aia, and normally start out with a KidHero happily living their lives until the BigBad does something that thrusts them out of their peaceful lives and the next thing they know, an old lady tells them that they [[TheChosenOne are part of some prophecy]] to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

''Ahriman's Prophecy'' starts out with Talia Maurva, who wants to be "named", or given a life job, but ends up being ordered to go to Thais along with Devin Perry to learn magic so she can save the world.

''Aveyond'' starts out with a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple-haired girl]] named Rhen who finds an unconsious priestess that tells her she is the ChosenOne who must stop Ahriman from destroying the world.

''Aveyond 2'' begins with a normal elven boy named Ean who goes on a journey to save the spirit of his best friend Iya when the Snow Queen captures her so she can use Iya's power to freeze the world.

''Aveyond 3'' (or at least, only the first 2 chapters of it) starts out with a thief who is paid to find a magical heirloom in a creepy manor on the outskirts of town. Little does she know that the client is a vampire who needs this orb to take over the world.

''Aveyond 3'', after the first 2 chapters... goes insane. Somehow there's an ancient prophecy involved somewhere and the villain turns out to be... someone unexpected?

Aveyond has a [[{{Characters/Aveyond}} character page]] which needs more love.
!!This game series contains examples of:
* AbridgedSeries: [[Fanfic/AveyondThreeAbridged Aveyond 3 Abridged Series]] (originally titled Aveyond 3: Orbs of Ridiculously Epic Fail)
* AccidentalTruth: In Aveyond 3 [[spoiler:Mel told a curious Edward that she's bringing the amnesiac Stella home to Naylith. This was obviously meant to be a lie (since Stella didn't even know where she came from at that moment), but we later find out that she really is a Naylithian]]
* ActionGirl: The games tend to feature at least one female fighter. ''Ahriman's Prophecy'' has Alicia, the BadassPrincess knight; ''Rhen's Quest'' has Rhen, a "[[MagicKnight Sword singer]]", Elini (who is a Summoner, but is a good enough fighter even without her skills), and Te'ijal the vampire archer. Second game has Ava the pirate captain and Emma the NinjaMaid.
* AdorableEvilMinions: The Darklings are cute monsters who are destined to serve the Darkthop heir.
* AntiAntiChrist: Mel. [[spoiler: She's the one who was prophesied to take over the world and lead it into darkness. VillainProtagonist in the making. [[ScrewDestiny Or maybe not.]] ]]
* AntiHero: Mel, sort of, as she starts out as a shameless thief who didn't particularly care about helping others. [[spoiler: And later becomes a pretty shameless spy too, but becomes much MUCH nicer at the end.]]
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Lord Zorom, according to Mistress Astera in ''Ahriman's Prophecy''.
* AristocratsAreEvil: The Snow Queen in ''Aveyond 2''. [[spoiler: Although, it turns out she was brainwashed...]] Also, Lydia in ''Aveyond 3 The Lost Orb''.
* TheArtfulDodger: Jack can count as this seeing how he's a thief in the street and he enjoys it. Even though he's physically weak, he can hold up on his own as being street smart and is an expert at picking locks.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Galahad was practically blackmailed into marrying Te'ijal, and was then transformed into a vampire against his will. However, ''Aveyond 3'' shows that he's come to care for her.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: The canon ending in ''Aveyond 1'' where [[spoiler: Rhen chooses to accept her duty as the ruler of Thais and marries Dameon in the process.]]
* BadassCape: Nox's floats behind her when she walks.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: The prophecy about [[TheChosenOne the chosen Darkthrop]] conquering the world. Played straight [[spoiler:and played with ''[[MindScrew somehow]]''; only the chosen Darkthrop (Mel) can successfully conquer the world, as Mordred discovers when he tries. So he manipulates Mel into capturing all the rulers of the world to fulfill the prophecy, then tries to take over. The heroes defeat him, Mel lets the rulers go, the world is safe, and there's no more danger from the Darkthrop prophecy.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: ''Aveyond 3'' ups the ante by having three major love interests for Edward: MysticalWaif Stella (Betty compared to Lydia, Veronica compared to Mel), RichBitch Lydia (Veronica), and AntiHero Best Friend Mel (Betty). He even has a [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Fourth Option Love Interest]] if he doesn't successfully propose to any of the main love interests; his mother [[ArrangedMarriage arranges a marriage]] to [[spoiler:Orc princess Belf]].
** After ''The Darkthrop Prophecy'', though, Stella's more Betty than Mel.
* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: In ''Gates of Night'', Edward's best friend Mel is the Betty to the mysterious Stella who turns out to have been {{Brainwashed}} by the BigBad. In ''TheDarkthropProphecy'', however, Stella is now the Betty to Mel's Veronica when Mel becomes the dark queen of the world and Edward and Stella have to work together to save her.
* BigBad: Zorom ''Ahriman's Prophecy'', Ahriman ''Ahriman's Prophecy'' and ''Aveyond 1'', Snow Queen ''Aveyond 2'' ([[spoiler:Actually, Heptitus was [[BrainWashed brainwashing]] the Snow Queen making her the evil mastermind behind the events of Aveyond 2]]), Gyendal Ravenfoot ''Aveyond 3'' ([[spoiler:Mordred Darkthrop was TheManBehindTheMan to Gyendal the whole time]])
* BrainWashed: [[spoiler:Heptitus brainwashes her sister, the Snow Queen, to turn the world into an icy wasteland.]]
* BrainWashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Stella from Aveyond 3 was revealed to have been brainwashed by Gyendal and smashed the orb they needed so badly, even almost killing her friends.]]
%%* BraidsOfAction: Rhen.
%%* ChildrenAreInnocent: Children in Harburg, Aveyond 3.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Some of the games feature this as a possible romance option.
** In ''Ahriman's Prophecy'', Devin can marry Talia, whom he has known almost her whole life. This is not canon, though.
** After defeating Ahriman in ''Rhen's Quest'', Rhen may choose to return to Clearwater, where she'd marry her childhood crush, Danny. Again, this is not canon.
** If they have enough attraction points, Ean will marry Iya after the two return to their homeland of Elfwood in ''Ean's Quest''. This time, it's canon.
%%* CoupDeGraceCutscene: Aveyond 1, against Ahriman.
* CursedWithAwesome: Vampirism is a horrific curse, according to Galahad. Other vampires, including his wife, disagree.
* DarkMessiah: The darklings and other traditionally evil beings believe the prophesied Darkthrop will be this.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Te'ijal, Jack, Mel, and sometimes Elini.
* DoomedHometown: Ahriman wiped out nearly the whole mainland including the protagonists' hometowns between ''Ahrimans Prophecy'' and ''Aveyond 1''.
%%* EleventhHourSuperpower: Stakes against the vampire bosses in Aveyond 3.
* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: Militant squirrels appear in every game so far.
* FaceHeelTurn:
** Rhen can choose to do this when Ahriman offers [[WeCanRuleTogether her to join his side]].
** [[spoiler:Mel and Galahad]], thanks to DemonicPossession, briefly turn evil in "The Darkthrop Prophecy". They get better.
* EvilCounterpart: Nox to Mel. [[spoiler:Actually, Nox to her sister Uma, and arguably Mordred to his descendant Mel.]]
* FreewareGames: Ahriman's Prophecy is the only game in the series that can be played for free.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Most of the {{Big Bad}}s in the series are basically just "super powerful beings who wants to destroy/rule/otherwise screw with the world" without any explanation why. The only exception to this is probably Zorom from ''Ahriman's Prophecy'', a disgraced prince who wants to use Ahriman's power to get revenge on his older brother and usurp his kingdom, believing himself to be the better heir to the throne.
* GeographicFlexibility: Thais is on a continent known as the Mainland. That's pretty much the only geography held constant through all the games.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Nox is a young girl whose WeaponOfChoice is a cleaver/scythe.
%%* GodInHumanForm: [[spoiler:The Oracle]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Nox. One look at those glowing blue eyes and you know there's something wrong... Then subverted with [[spoiler:her sister]] Uma, who has the same glowing blue eyes and is one step away from being Miss Goody Two-Shoes.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Snow Queen in ''Aveyond 2'' [[spoiler:at least while she's BrainwashedAndCrazy]], [[spoiler:Lydia Rupert]] in the second half of ''Aveyond 3''.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Whenever there is some sort of evil threatening the world, [[spoiler: Oracle]] usually just sends someone tell the [[TheChosenOne main characters]] that they must save [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world]] or just tells them herself despite the fact that [[spoiler: she created Aia, so you might think she might be able to do something about it with a wave of her hand.]] And she certainly doesn't provide any help for the heroes in their quest except for that one time where she gave Rhen the Sword of Shadows.
* HaveANiceDeath: The death screen says: "Ye wimp! Who taught you how to fight?!"
* HeroicSacrifice:
** In ''Ahriman's Prophecy'', any one of the OptionalPartyMember can offer themselves to be eaten by the Succubus in exchange for her Sea Relic. Most of the time, though, Devin won't allow them to follow through the sacrifice, and the player must battle her for it instead.
** Also, in Aveyond: Gates of Night, [[spoiler:Stella]] sacrifices herself by using up all her magic in order to activate the orb of life.
* HeelFaceTurn: After Rhen uses fairy dust on him, Dameon finally realizes how evil Ahriman actually is, and will fight alongside the heroes for good.
* AHomeownerIsYou: There's an option to buy a mansion in every game.
* IJustWantToBeNormal:
** Talia just wanted to be an herbalist for her village, but instead she ends up getting sent to Thais to learn how to be a mage. Also, Edward would rather be a chicken farmer than a prince.
** Alicia just wants to be a normal citizen rather than a princess, to the point where she runs away with Talia and co.
** Mel wants nothing to do with the Darkthrop prophecy.
* InformedAttractiveness: Everyone points out how beautiful the prince of Candar is.
* JerkAss: Each of the main game seem to feature at least one obnoxious character.
** ''Rhen's Quest'' have Lars, a rich SpoiledBrat who enjoys tormenting slaves and goes out of his way to make Rhen's life in Shadwood miserable by spreading rumours that she was MadeASlave for stealing. He gets better, though.
** Nicholas from the second game is a very snobbish prince who looks down on commoners and insults them whenever possible, though the player has the option to make him into a nicer guy.
** Lydia from the third game is a RichBitch who constantly antagonizes Mel for her poor background, and is extremely possessive towards Edward because she wants his crown. Unlike the other two example, however, she does not change for the better, and in fact got ''worse'' by the time Chapter 3 rolls around.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Lydia. She's very much an AlphaBitch and a RichBitch, but she ''does'' help the party save the world, so she has some good qualities, right? Wrong, [[spoiler:by "The Lost Orb" she's become even worse by usurping Edward's throne and freeing the genocidal ex-vampire Gyendal.]]
* KarmaHoudini: After [[spoiler:{{brainwash}}ing her sister and manipulating her to freeze the entire world]] in ''Aveyond 2'', one would think that the Oracle would lock her away for good, or at least keep a good eye on her. But no, [[spoiler:Heptitus]] returns to cause more trouble in the third game, this time by putting a young girl in a slumber, and banishing her lover in a forest after blinding him, just because.
* LeftHanging: By the time chapter 1 of ''Aveyond 3'' ends, there are still plenty of loose ends that cannot be resolved until chapter 2.
* LoveInterests: There are usually love interests for certain party members in each game.
* LovePotion:
** Gavin casts a love spell on all the witches in New Witchwood in ''Aveyond 1'', making him the most popular guy in the city.
** Also in ''Aveyond 1'' Elini uses a love potion on Pirate John.
** It makes a return in Aveyond 3. [[spoiler: Either Edward or Spook uses it on Mel.]]
* MadeASlave: Rhen is kidnapped from her home village and is tossed into slavery for three months in ''Aveyond 1''.
* TheMagicGoesAway: The Oracle in ''Aveyond 2'' tells that the land of Aveyond is dying as many people have forgotten about it. When the alleged Aveyond is seen in that game, the place was gray and full of fog.
* TheManBehindTheMan: In ''Aveyond 2'', [[spoiler:Heptitus]] was brainwashing her sister Ishtar, and had been the one behind her plans to freeze the world.
* TheMasochismTango: Galahad and Te'ijal. To elaborate, he was a LawfulGood borderline KnightTemplar who hated everything dark. She's a [[SociopathicHero Heroic Sociopath]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]. She stole his soul, making him her slave, tricked him into marrying her, and turned him into a vampire. They've been married for centuries as of ''Aveyond 3'', and he still calls her spawn of evil and tries escape and get himself killed periodically. [[spoiler:When they're both turned human in The Lost Orb, Te'ijal is unhappy that Galahad no longer uses the endearment "spawn of evil" for her.]]
* MysteriousWaif: Stella from Aveyond 3, and maybe Dameon from Aveyond 1.
* TheMole: Dameon, [[spoiler: but he does a HeelFaceTurn once Rhen uses fairy dust on him.]]
* MultipleEndings: After defeating the BigBad, the protagonist is usually asked by the Oracle what they want to do next. The protagonist's choice would determine the game's ending.
** ''Aveyond 1'' probably has the most Alternate ends. While the TrueEnding has Rhen return to [[spoiler:Thais and assume her role as their rightful queen, marrying Dameon in the process]], she can also choose to go back to Clearwater, or become a hermit. Build C adds another option for her to go to Shadwood Academy along with Lars and become a teacher there. Of course, there's also the option to join the dark side before the FinalBattle.
** At the end of ''Aveyond 2'', Ean can either go back to the world of elves with Iya (and marry her, if there's enough attraction points) or remain in the Land of Man to explore the new world.
** ''Aveyond 3'' ends with Edward's coronation, and the endings vary depending on the girl he marries.
* NobleDemon:
** Te'ijal in ''Aveyond 1'' and especially ''Aveyond 3''; though she considers humans inferior and her prey, she joins the party and helps save the world, opposing every other vampire and her own brother at times.
** Yemite the darkling in ''Aveyond 3''. [[spoiler:She serves Mel's wishes, [[MyMasterRightOrWrong no matter if Mel wants her to do good or do evil]].]]
* NonActionGuy: Ean at the beginning of ''Aveyond 2''.
* NonstandardGameOver: You get this around the beginning of the game if you have Talia lie to her grandmother about what Avrail told her.
* NotQuiteDead:
** Apparently, no one could have been bothered to check if Ahriman was dead after that final battle with Talia and the other party members.
** In ''Aveyond 3'', [[spoiler:Mordred Darkthrop wasn't killed by his son, but instead escaped to the Demon Realm.]]
* OfficialCouple: Many, but special mention goes to Galahad/Te'ijal, which appears in three games so far.
* OnlyOneName: Mel. [[spoiler:Later in Aveyond 3 in the third chapter, though everyone else only knows her as 'Mel', the ones who are involved with her ancestor's prophecy call her Mel Darkthrop.]]
** There's also Jack who has no last name at all.
%%* OnlyThePureOfHeart: can reach the key in the forest in ''Ahriman's Prophecy''.
* OptionalPartyMember: In the first four games
%%* PamphletShelf
* {{Prequel}}: ''Ahriman's Prophecy'' is sometimes called ''Aveyond 0'', as the events that happens in the former game sets up the storyline of the latter. However, the series itself is not established until Amanda created ''Rhen's Quest''.
* RagsToRoyalty: This happens to Devin between ''Ahriman's Prophecy'' and ''Aveyond 1'' Cinderella style. Also for [[spoiler:Rhen is sort of a Sleeping Beauty example, but without the sleeping part when she finds out she's the long lost princess of Thais]].
** And to add that this can happen to Mel or Stella if the player chooses to have either one of them engaged to Edward.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld:
** ''Aveyond 2'': Jack looks no older than fourteen, but he's actually over 200 years old by the time Ean and co. lift the stone statue curse placed on him.
** Also, Galahad after and Te'ijal are 337 and 831 years old in ''Aveyond 3''.
* RebelliousPrincess: Specifically Alicia Pendragon who wishes she could become a mercenary instead.
* RedHerringTwist: In ''Aveyond 3: The Lost Orb'', Spook, the thief who seems to like Mel, is [[spoiler:actually Gyendal in disguise and whatever attraction point you gained does not matter in the slightest]].
* RoyalBrat: Nicholas Pendragon is certainly a royal brat to the point that his brother, Uthar, asks Ava to turn him into a better person. Another example in Lydia Rupert who is a bratty noble who is Prince Edward Pendragon's cousin, and stays like this for the rest of Aveyond 3: Lord of Twilight and Aveyond 3: Gates of Night.
* SaveThePrincess: ''Ahriman's Prophecy'' where Princess Alicia is kidnapped by Zorom and Devin and Talia have to save her.
* {{Shareware}}: All of the installments save for ''Ahriman's Prophecy.''
* SiblingYinYang: As of TDP, Uma and Nox fit this trope to a T.
** Let's not forget Gyendal and Te'ijal (yes, they ARE siblings), especially since they're of opposite genders. You can't get more Yin-Yang than that! Gyendal is an evil human-hating mage who is weak in physical combat and Te'ijal is a non-magical tough melee fighter who finds humans fascinating and at least good enough to not be counted a villain.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Towards the silly end. As an example, militant ''[[EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels squirrels]]'' show up in every game so far.
* SummoningRitual: Zorom attempts to summon Ahriman in ''Ahriman's Prophecy''.
* TheChosenOne: All of the main characters in the game with the exception of Ean.
** Actually, Mel isn't TheChosenOne - she's just a descendant of Mordred Darkthrop who's running for her life. So basically, the only Chosen Ones are Talia from Ahriman's Prophecy and Rhen from Aveyond 1.
*** As of The Lost Orb [[spoiler: it seems that Mel really is the Chosen One, with her really being able to wield magic and complete with a mysterious figure only she can see egging her on to the dark side.]]
*** As of The Darkthrop Prophecy, Mel [[spoiler:is confirmed as the Darkthrop prophesied to create a dark empire; she almost does so in a moment of [[NotHimself Not Herself]], but her ancestor Mordred appears and reveals that he was using her to build the dark empire so he could take it over]]. In the end, [[spoiler:the party defeats Mordred and Mel, having returned to her senses, declines to take over the world]].
* TheLoad: Mad Marge in the original, she acts tough but is an optional character with no magic and practically useless during battle. Nobody really uses her unless everyone else is dead.
* TimeMaster: One of Lars' possible guilds.
* TimeSkip: ''Ahriman's Prophecy'' skips three years after Talia and Devin reach the collegium. Also the games have time gaps between each other. ''Ahriman's Prophecy'' is thirty years before ''Aveyond 1'', ''Aveyond 2'' is 200 years after ''Aveyond 1'', and ''Aveyond 3'' is 100 years after ''Aveyond 2''.
* ToBeContinued: ''Aveyond 3'' is a game in two chapters with the first chapter ending after you defeat [[spoiler: Heptitus]].
** Finally complete in four chapters. The third chapter ends with [[spoiler: Mel and Edward heading for the Arishta isles, which was the setting for Aveyond 1]], while the fourth finishes the ''Aveyond 3'' storyline.
%%* TraumaInn: We cure anything except death!
* UndeathAlwaysEnds: Subverted in ''Aveyond 3''. At the end of "Gates of Night", [[spoiler:vampires Galahad and Te'ijal are turned human]], but by the end of "The Darkthrop Prophecy, they're both vampires again.
%%* WeBuyAnything
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:Ahriman offers this to Rhen before the final battle.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Edward's parents will pull this on him if he marries Lydia [[spoiler:again, after she (possibly) tricked him into marrying her and usurped his throne]].
* WinterRoyalLady: The Snow Queen.
* WickedWitch: Most of the witches introduced in the game series would spend a lot of their time cursing each other. Heptitus is a particularly nasty one, as she frequently antagonize innocent outsiders, including the heroes.
* WingedHumanoid: The people of Naylith have butterfly wings. [[spoiler:Stella had her wings cut off in the backstory, but by the end of ''Aveyond 3'' she gets them back.]]
* TheWorldTree:
** Elder Oak in ''Aveyond 2''
** And the Great Tree in ''Aveyond 3''
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Devin and other characters have hair in different colors. And they don't even dye their hair.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: After finally finding the Orb of Light in Naylith, [[spoiler: Stella shatters it and it is revealed that all along she has been under Gyendal's control. Now they are going to look for the Orb of LIFE. Figures.]]
* YourSoulIsMine: There's actually a fair deal of soul (and spirit) stealing going on it this series, basically exclusively Just The Soul. Notable examples include Te'ijal stealing Galahad's soul with the soul pendant, the daevas stealing the druids' souls, and Iya's spirit being taken by the Snow Queen. (Although spirits and souls don't seem to be quite the same...) The druids turn to stone when their souls are taken, but neither Galahad or Iya seem to suffer the same fate.