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Video Game: Relic RPG
Relic is an in-development fantasy RPG created with RPGMakerVX by Twidger (also known as just Twidge on RPGMaker.net) and helped by a friend of his. It stars a drunken thief, his cocky bird which only he can hear, a struggeling young magician girl, a pyromaniac, an anti-social engineer boy who makes bombs, and a Russian lumberjack. Interested yet?

The Relic. Handed down, generation after generation by the royal family, Its purpose is unknown to anyone. It is said, that during the Meteor Shower that occurs once every five years, if the girl with the pure voice sings the Song of the Seas, then the Relic will reveal its purpose. This girl, is Annette. King Gaston III, requests that she be brought across the ocean, to his kingdom in the New World, for the celebration of the Meteor Shower. She brings her boyfriend Scatto, a drunken thief, his best friend, Antoine Vivinci, and Scattos pet bird, Peeko. However, while out at sea, their boat gets attacked attacked by a fierce storm, and the ship begins to go down. Anette, Antoine, Scatto, and many other people make it to the life boats, but when they go to launch it, one of the ropes gets snagged in the mechanism. Scatto quickly climbs up the rope, runs into the ship, gets a knife and just as he gets back to the rope, the ship starts sinking! There is no time to climb aboard the life boat, he cuts the rope there and then the boat is released. Scatto struggles to get to the boat but the waves are too rough; he does not make it. He wakes up, days later, shipwrecked on an island.

And that's just the prologue.

A demo was released in late May 2011. Since then, Relic has already gained much support from the RPG Maker community for its humorous dialogue, impressive voice acting, original soundtrack and original artwork. It can be downloaded here [1]

Tropes that apply to Relic

  • Abusive Parents: Palamari. He did all he could to impress his father, but was only met with shame and abuse. This lead to him slowly going insane, and dedicating his life to showing his father that he is not a screw-up.
  • The Alcatraz: Lucid Keep
  • All Deserts Have Cacti: Terra Desert is FULL of Cacti.
  • Always Save the Girl: Scatto decides that ultimately, it would be better to save Arianna from being eaten by a wolf than just keep sleeping. Keep in mind, he had to think this over.
  • And Zoidberg:
    • Peeko gets knocked by this more than anyone. He has to remind everyone he's still here, and even then they don't recognize him!
    • In Chapter 5, Fuega returns saying she missed her friends. And Scatto.
  • Anti-Villain:
    • General Gilles/Antoine
    • Django
  • Art Evolution: The art for Relic has changed considerably since its conception. Starting out with more abstract body structures and rough colors, the art has evolved to a more colorful and cartoonish style, much to the fandoms content.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Annette becomes the Eternal Girl with the Golden Voice in order to stop the Relic from consuming the world.
  • Ascended Meme: Kenyan Potatos
  • Axe Crazy:
    • Palamari, in the finale.
    • To a lesser extent, Private Moran. His obsession with 'order' leads to this.
  • Back for the Finale: Thomas, Amelia, Flint, Mr. Math, Wilfred the Monkey, Shailene, the ENTIRE Frost Lily Clan, as well as many other minor characters met along the way.
  • Bad Ass:
    • Fuega
    • Arianna in the finale. Mother. Of. God.
  • Bad Bad Acting:
    • Lorenzo, when attempting to impersonate Captain Stone. The fact that the crew bought it is astonishing.
    • Arianna and Fuega posing as New World Soldiers. Their male voices are... less than convincing.
  • Batman Gambit: Palamari's entire plan counted on the fact that Antoines jealousy of Scatto would eventually lead to his downfall.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Putting Annette, Peeko, or anybody Scatto deeply cares about in danger is a very good way to show that he can kick your ass.
    • NEVER call Fuega by her first name.
    • Insulting, or even taunting Arianna about her mother is enough for her to lose it.
  • Big Bad: Palamari is the prime antagonist of the game, but each chapter has its own chief villain:
    • Chapter 1 - Django
    • Chapter 2 - General Gilles and Victoria Dusk
    • Chapter 3 - Shang
    • Chapter 4 - Squawk the Birdman
    • Chapter 5 - General Gilles and Captain Stone
    • Chapter 6 and 7 - Palamari
    • Bigger Bad: Palamari was actually present from the begining, but hid his motives.
  • Big, Badass Bird of Prey: The Talon King
  • Big Damn Heroes: Of all characters, Peeko, in the finale.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity:
    • Almost every single thing the New World Army does.
    • This also applies to Stones Crew.
  • A Boy and His X: A boy and his chatterbox, cocky, and mischevious finch.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • Lorenzo in Chapter 3, after being possesed by the Jade Stone.
    • Django in Chapter 6, also by the Jade Stone.
  • Brick Joke:
    • The Kenyan Potatos strange ability to speak. And run.
    • Ariannas tendancy to constantly ramble.
    • The sheer stupidity of the Pipesnoggers name.
    • Mr. Math. Just..... Mr. Math.
  • Butt Monkey: Peeko. Nobody even mentions the poor guy other than Scatto up until Chapter 4!
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Antoine
  • Catch Phrase: "Shut your beak!"
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Antoine's jealousy over Scatto leads to some... rash decisions, to say the least.
  • Climax Boss: General Gilles.
  • Competitive Balance:
  • Deadpan Snarker: Everyone has their moments, but Peeko, Fuega, and Scatto have the most notable amount.
  • Dirty Coward: Private Moran
  • Disappeared Dad: Arianna and Coggs Father. Revealed to Have fled out of neglect once their mother was killed.
  • Disc One Final Dungeon: Stone Talon Ruins.
  • Elemental Powers:
  • Five-Man Band
  • Go Out with a Smile: Palamari
  • Guest Star Party Member: Shailene. Joins just for a bit during Chapter 6. Steven Romaro as well for all of Chapter 5.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Annette in the Finale. She sacrifices her life to calm the Relic and prevent it from consuming the entire New World.
    • Django
  • Incredibly Lame Pun:
    • "Can I call you Slim Jim?"
    • Almost every joke that Antoine tries to make.
  • I'm Not Angry:
    • Fuega. "I'M A VERY CALM PERSON!"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Scatto. Peeko and Fuega fall under this trope as well.
  • Lost Forever:
    • After the Hydron Meteor Shower begins in the Finale, all other areas in the game will become inaccesible.
    • Averted with Venchi City, as the festival takes place there. So you can still stock up on items and finish a few side-quests.
  • Love Triangle: Scatto - Annette - Antoine
  • Marathon Boss: Both parts of the Final Battle.
  • Meaningful Name: Scatto, which in Italian literally means 'jerk'. Fuega is the Spanish word for fire, with a feminine touch.
  • The Medic: Arianna
  • Mood Whiplash: Quite often, especially toward the end. It goes with fun, lighthearted story, to a dark and depressing tale.
  • Nice Guy: Lorenzo
  • Overprotective Dad: Flint
  • Papa Wolf: Scatto, in a sense, for Arianna.
  • Parental Abandonment: Arianna and Coggs father.
  • Parental Substitute: Scatto for Cogg, and to some extent, Arianna.
  • Purple Eyes: Arianna
  • Shout-Out:
    • There are many references to other RPG Maker games, as well as Commercial games and Movies.
    • Twidger has stated that Scatto was inspired by Anebriate, from Tales of the Drunken Paladin
    • Alvaro Frasier from Emmych's game Origin[2] appears in the tavern in Mistvale.
    • Then item "Laine's Headband" is a reference to Luchino-Chan's game, Enelysion[3]
    • Tao and Basket Head from Twidgers other project, Book of Tao[4] appear in Fargoff Peaks.
    • Trout Yogurt is from Earthbound, as is the idea of the weapon Mr. Sword.
  • Sour Supporter: Fuega to ANYTHING Scatto says.
  • Title Drop: Every single time the Relic is mentioned.
  • Try Not to Die: What Peeko tells Scatto before the final battle.
    "You just look out for yourself, mate.... Just... Try not to die."
  • Useless Useful Spell:
    • Clairavoyance for Arianna, and Steal for Scatto. Only works about 25% of the time.
    • Pretty much all of Coggs spells. Atleast he's only used for one chapter...
  • Villainous Breakdown: Throughout the Finale, when Palamari realizes he will not be able to achieve his one goal of making his father proud, he begins to lose his sanity.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Victoria Dusk, even more so that you only have Cogg for the entire battle..
  • Weapon of Choice:
  • Wham Episode: The end of Chapter 6.Palamari is revealed to have been behind every thing, including the sinking of the ship Scatto and Annette were on in the prologue. He is also shown to be the last living member of the Earth Tribe, and plans to use Annette and the Relic to ressurect the tribe, and have his father be proud of him. Oh, and he also kills Django.

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