The Story of Red Cloud is a mod of ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' created by Tim Hjersted and the ''Terraria'' modding community. Unlike the original game, which was a {{Wide Open Sandbox}} which played like a 2D ''{{Minecraft}}'', The Story of Red Cloud is a full {{Metroidvania}} with a story. It draws inspiration from ''Franchise/{{The Legend of Zelda}}'' and especially ''{{Dark Souls}}''.

The hero, Red Cloud, was mistaken for dead and buried alive after his {{Doomed Hometown}} was attacked by the goblin army of [[BigBad Attraidies]], the demigod Mindflayer King. When he wakes up, he learns that his parents have been killed and his [[DamselInDistress wife has been kidnapped]]. He then immedietly sets out to save his wife, and get revenge on Attraidies.

It can be found [[http://www.terrariaonline.com/threads/adv-dark-souls-mod-the-story-of-red-cloud.87617/ here]]

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!!''The Story of Red Cloud'' provides examples of:

* AerithAndBob: Let's see... we've got people with names like Michael, Aaron, Elisha, and Elizabeth... and then there is the hero, Red Cloud. Made even more {{egregious}} because Red Cloud, Michael, and Elisha are apparently brothers, somehow.
* AwesomeButImpractical: [[Literature/TheHobbit Arrows of Bard]], which do 500 damage per hit even without being boosted by the bow or your equipment and accessories, but are somewhat expensive to craft, and can only stack up to 10, which means giving up large amounts of vital inventory space just to hold a few. Meanwhile, other weaker arrows can stack up to at ''least'' 1000, and are found all over the place or can be crafted quite easily.
* BigBad: Attraidies, the mindflayer king.
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: The Rage, The Sorrow, and The Hunter.
* DualBoss: First you are supposed to fight two Eaters of Worlds at once. Later is the Wyvern Mage and the Wyvern Mage's Disciple (who is basically a Wyvern with a ton more health). There is also the Lich King, who is a Triple Boss: he is assisted by his own Disciple (basically the Wyvern Mage, with different spells) AND a skeltetal Wyrm with a lot of extra health. Also, after defeating Attraidies, you get an item which [[BonusBoss simultaniously summons The Rage, The Destroyer, and Kraken]].
* EldritchAbomination: The Eye of Cthulhu, the Eater of Worlds, and The Wall of Flesh.
* FlunkyBoss: A few of the later bosses will occacsionally summon other enemies.
** The Wyvern Mage can summon cursed skulls, two at a time.
** Kraken can summon cursed hammers, two at a time.
** Attraidies can summon two Mindflayer Servants at a time (which aren't much of a threat, and should go down in a couple attacks), and also Mindflayer Illusions (which make the fight a lot harder until they are killed. Thankfully, he only summons one at a time.)
* EnemiesWithDeath: He has absolutely no relevence to the plot, though.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: The Dark Tower of Attraidies (AKA Sky Temple)
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNoWhere: The four optional bosses, [[EnemiesWithDeath Death]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Lich King, Marilith, and Kraken]]
* InfinityMinusOneSword: Your father's sword, Excalibur.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The true form(s) of Excalibur, the Atma and Ultima Weapons (which are basically the same, except with different sprites and crafting recipes).
** There is also [[spoiler: the Infinity Plus One {{BFG}}, Divine Spark. For details, look under Wave Motion Gun]]
* MarathonLevel: The Shadow Temple/Temple of the Destroyer. At least you can unlock shortcuts along the way, and set temporary teleport locations!
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Aaron]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Almost every single boss.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Well, you've found a way to kill [[TheMole the magically protected mole]]... too bad that Big Bad intentionally gave him that weakness because getting you to kill him was the only way to unseal the portal to a dimension filled with evil supermonsters like the [[EldritchAbomination Wall of Flesh]], [[BigBadassBirdOfPrey The Rage, The Sorrow, The Hunter,]] [[MechanicalMonster The Twins, The Destroyer, and The Machine]], as well as {{The Corruption}} and [[LightIsNotGood The Hallow]].
* NintendoHard: Even more so than the original game, despite the more powerful equipment and items.
* ShoutOut: Other than the ones already present in Terraria, Story of Red Cloud includes:
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Lich King, Marilith, and Kraken]] as optional bosses, plus Fighter, Red Mage, and Black Belt equipment,
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil's Dark Knight Armor and Kain's Dragoon Armor]], which are two of the best sets of armor in the game,
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Parasprites]], as one of the enemies in the Hallow,
** Numerous items referencing [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien's works]], such as the Arrow of Bard, the Bow of Eärendil, and Mirkwood Elven equipment,
** A [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Giga Drill]],
** [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Crissaegrim]],
** And probably quite a few others.
* WaveMotionGun: [[spoiler: Divine Spark, one of the weapons dropped by Attraidies. With it's low magic cost, constant high damage, ridiculous range, instant hitting, ability to pierce through walls, and recoil which is useful for both flying and moving where you want easily when confused and/or slowed, it is possibly the single greatest item in the entire game.]]