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'''Ætherion''' is a freeware RolePlayingGame made in RPG Maker VX by the same team that made ''VideoGame/{{Avarice}}'' -- Anaryu, Krisanna, and Solitayre. It was made in one month for a contest, the theme of which was surrealism.

The world of Ætherion is in constant danger of the malicious Raythe, evil spirits from another plane. They feed on human emotions and desires, taking the form of whatever their target is most frightened of. To prevent the Raythe from destroying the entire world, the Institute of Æther Research and Containment (ARC) was created. The Institute trains the most skilled magical students in the world to combat the Raythe and hold them at bay. They are constantly researching the Raythe and their strange home dimension, the Æther, to be more effective at fighting them. Their ultimate goal is to destroy the Raythe permanently, though they have a ways to go before accomplishing that.

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'''Ætherion''' is a freeware RolePlayingGame made in RPG Maker VX by the same team that made ''VideoGame/{{Avarice}}'' -- Anaryu, Krisanna, and Solitayre. It was made in one month for a contest, the theme of which was surrealism.

The world of Ætherion is in constant danger of the malicious Raythe, evil spirits from another plane. They feed on human emotions and desires, taking the form of whatever their target is most frightened of. To prevent the Raythe from destroying the entire world, the Institute of Æther Research and Containment (ARC) was created. The Institute trains the most skilled magical students in the world to combat the Raythe and hold them at bay. They are constantly researching the Raythe and their strange home dimension, the Æther, to be more effective at fighting them. Their ultimate goal is to destroy the Raythe permanently, though they have a ways to go before accomplishing that.



Gameplay-wise, Ætherion uses a battle system that is similar to ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'''s. A fast-paced ATB-like system is used, and the casting times of skills are major components of the strategy. Being hit while casting delays the technique, and if the casting energy is completely reduced to zero, the caster loses their turn. Each character also has two sets of skills -- attack and support -- with three skill levels on each. Characters can use weaker low-level skills to build up energy and unleash a powerful third-level skill.

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Gameplay-wise, Ætherion it uses a battle system that is similar to ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'''s. A fast-paced ATB-like system is used, and the casting times of skills are major components of the strategy. Being hit while casting delays the technique, and if the casting energy is completely reduced to zero, the caster loses their turn. Each character also has two sets of skills -- attack and support -- with three skill levels on each. Characters can use weaker low-level skills to build up energy and unleash a powerful third-level skill.



!!Ætherion provides examples of the following tropes:

* AnotherDimension: The Æther appears to be this.

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!!Ætherion !!This game provides examples of the following tropes:

* AnotherDimension: The Æther appears to be this.


* AnAdventurerIsYou:
** GlassCannon: Edan, who has powerful offensive skills that tend to attract enemy aggression, and weaker support skills.
** SquishyWizard / TheMedic: Flynn, oddly enough. He has the most healing and supportive skills out of the three characters, and his offensive skills are more geared towards debuffs and breaking than raw power.
** JackOfAllStats: Alaria. She has a roughly even balance between offensive and defensive skills.



* ElementalPowers: Everyone seems to have magical powers based on one of the four Classical elements. Anaryu says that some characters in future installments will have a blend of two elements, however.
** PlayingWithFire: Edan, Ephrian
** BlowYouAway: Flynn
** MakingASplash / AnIcePerson: Alaria
** DishingOutDirt: Currently, the only person with this power is the "punk" that makes up the tutorial battle.

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* ElementalEyeColors:
** Alaria has IcyBlueEyes and uses Ice[=/=]Water magic attacks.
** Inverted with Edan (who also have InnocentBlueEyes but uses fire magic) and Flynn (who have PurpleEyes, implying thunder, but uses wind).
* ElementalPowers: Everyone seems to have magical powers based on one of the four Classical elements. elements: Edan, Ephrian use [[PlayingWithFire fire]], Flynn use [[BlowYouAway wind]] and Alaria uses [[AnIcePerson ice]] and [[MakingASplash water]] spells. The "punk" that makes up the tutorial battle use [[DishingOutDirt earth magic]].
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Anaryu says that some characters in future installments will have a blend of two elements, however.
** PlayingWithFire: Edan, Ephrian
** BlowYouAway: Flynn
** MakingASplash / AnIcePerson: Alaria
** DishingOutDirt: Currently, the only person with this power is the "punk" that makes up the tutorial battle.
however.



* GlassCannon: Edan, who has powerful offensive skills that tend to attract enemy aggression, and weaker support skills.



* IcyBlueEyes: Alaria.
** {{Elemental Eye Color|s}}



* InnocentBlueEyes: Edan.
** {{Elemental Eye Color|s}}: Inverted.

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* InnocentBlueEyes: Edan.
** {{Elemental Eye Color|s}}: Inverted.
JackOfAllStats: Alaria. She has a roughly even balance between offensive and defensive skills.



* PurpleEyes: Flynn.
* RandomEncounters: Averted.

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* PurpleEyes: Flynn.
* RandomEncounters: Averted.
PreexistingEncounters: Enemies can be seen on the field as a moving black mist.



* StatusBuff: Lots.

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* SquishyWizard: Flynn, oddly enough. He has the most healing and supportive skills out of the three characters, and his offensive skills are more geared towards debuffs and breaking than raw power.
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StatusBuff: Lots.



* WeaponOfChoice:
** Edan: GoodOldFisticuffs
** Flynn: SimpleStaff
** Alaria: BladeOnAStick

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* WeaponOfChoice:
** Edan: GoodOldFisticuffs
** Flynn: SimpleStaff
** Alaria: BladeOnAStick
WeaponOfChoice: GoodOldFisticuffs for Edan, a SimpleStaff for Flynn, and BladeOnAStick for Alaria.





Gameplay-wise, Ætherion uses a battle system that is similar to ''Franchise/{{Grandia}}'''s. A fast-paced ATB-like system is used, and the casting times of skills are major components of the strategy. Being hit while casting delays the technique, and if the casting energy is completely reduced to zero, the caster loses their turn. Each character also has two sets of skills -- attack and support -- with three skill levels on each. Characters can use weaker low-level skills to build up energy and unleash a powerful third-level skill.

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Gameplay-wise, Ætherion uses a battle system that is similar to ''Franchise/{{Grandia}}'''s.''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'''s. A fast-paced ATB-like system is used, and the casting times of skills are major components of the strategy. Being hit while casting delays the technique, and if the casting energy is completely reduced to zero, the caster loses their turn. Each character also has two sets of skills -- attack and support -- with three skill levels on each. Characters can use weaker low-level skills to build up energy and unleash a powerful third-level skill.

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* IdiotHero: Edan's solution to most problems is just "Punch it in the face."


* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Edan seems to have ''something'' like this going on; the left side of his hair is trimmed with silver.


Gameplay-wise, Ætherion uses a battle system that is similar to ''{{Grandia}}'''s. A fast-paced ATB-like system is used, and the casting times of skills are major components of the strategy. Being hit while casting delays the technique, and if the casting energy is completely reduced to zero, the caster loses their turn. Each character also has two sets of skills -- attack and support -- with three skill levels on each. Characters can use weaker low-level skills to build up energy and unleash a powerful third-level skill.

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Gameplay-wise, Ætherion uses a battle system that is similar to ''{{Grandia}}'''s.''Franchise/{{Grandia}}'''s. A fast-paced ATB-like system is used, and the casting times of skills are major components of the strategy. Being hit while casting delays the technique, and if the casting energy is completely reduced to zero, the caster loses their turn. Each character also has two sets of skills -- attack and support -- with three skill levels on each. Characters can use weaker low-level skills to build up energy and unleash a powerful third-level skill.


* ShoutOut: At least two of the ultimate talents, as revealed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvKSaSzmAkA&feature=player_embedded this]] video. Edan's is "VideoGame/DeusEx", Flynn's is "MasterOfTheWind".

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* ShoutOut: At least two of the ultimate talents, as revealed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvKSaSzmAkA&feature=player_embedded this]] video. Edan's is "VideoGame/DeusEx", Flynn's is "MasterOfTheWind"."Videogame/MasterOfTheWind".


The world of Ætherion is in constant danger of the malicious Raythe, evil spirits from another plane. They feed on human emotions and desires, taking the form of whatever their target is most frightened of. To prevent the Raythe from destroying the entire world, the ARC Institute was created. The Institute trains the most skilled magical students in the world to combat the Raythe and hold them at bay. They are constantly researching the Raythe and their strange home dimension, the Æther, to be more effective at fighting them. Their ultimate goal is to destroy the Raythe permanently, though they have a ways to go before accomplishing that.

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The world of Ætherion is in constant danger of the malicious Raythe, evil spirits from another plane. They feed on human emotions and desires, taking the form of whatever their target is most frightened of. To prevent the Raythe from destroying the entire world, the ARC Institute of Æther Research and Containment (ARC) was created. The Institute trains the most skilled magical students in the world to combat the Raythe and hold them at bay. They are constantly researching the Raythe and their strange home dimension, the Æther, to be more effective at fighting them. Their ultimate goal is to destroy the Raythe permanently, though they have a ways to go before accomplishing that.


* ShoutOut: At least two of the ultimate talents, as revealed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvKSaSzmAkA&feature=player_embedded this]] video. Edan's is "DeusEx", Flynn's is "MasterOfTheWind".

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* ShoutOut: At least two of the ultimate talents, as revealed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvKSaSzmAkA&feature=player_embedded this]] video. Edan's is "DeusEx", "VideoGame/DeusEx", Flynn's is "MasterOfTheWind".

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* ShoutOut: At least two of the ultimate talents, as revealed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvKSaSzmAkA&feature=player_embedded this]] video. Edan's is "DeusEx", Flynn's is "MasterOfTheWind".

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* LimitBreak: 4th-level skills, which will be present in the revamp. They come with a price, though; they leave the character in an "exhausted" state, forcing them to take double damage until their MP bar cools down.


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* SuperMovePortraitAttack: [[LimitBreak 4th-level skills]].

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* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Ephrian.]]

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* PointOfNoReturn: Once you head to the final dungeon, there's no turning back.


The story centers around a young man by the name of Edan Mekaisto, a country boy who was recently selected to join the Institute. He's [[CloudCuckoolander not the sharpest tool in the shed]], but he hopes to fulfill ARC's expectations. Things go awry while he tries to find a mentor, however, and he soon finds himself wrapped up in the adventures of two older students, Flynn van Lucia and Alaria Reinhardt. Both of them seem to at odds with one another, and seem to have a DarkAndTroubledPast with one another.

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The story centers around a young man by the name of Edan Mekaisto, a country boy who was recently selected to join the Institute. He's [[CloudCuckoolander not the sharpest tool in the shed]], but he hopes to fulfill ARC's expectations. Things go awry while he tries to find a mentor, however, and he soon finds himself wrapped up in the adventures of two older students, Flynn van Lucia and Alaria Reinhardt. Both of them seem to at odds with one another, and seem to have a DarkAndTroubledPast with one another.
DarkAndTroubledPast.


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* CharacterPortrait: Tons, for almost every expression imaginable.


'''Ætherion''' is a freeware RolePlayingGame made in RPG Maker VX by the same team that made ''VideoGame/{{Avarice}}'', Anaryu, Krisanna, and Solitayre. It was made in one month for a contest, the theme of which was surrealism.

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'''Ætherion''' is a freeware RolePlayingGame made in RPG Maker VX by the same team that made ''VideoGame/{{Avarice}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Avarice}}'' -- Anaryu, Krisanna, and Solitayre. It was made in one month for a contest, the theme of which was surrealism.

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