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* BonusBoss: Your reward at the end of all three story branches is a battle against [[spoiler:every named character in the game, including your own army, at the maximum level]].


* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Pascal, from ''The Peloran Wars'', appears in this game with a new portrait.

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* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Pascal, John, and Daniel all originate from ''The Peloran Wars'', appears in this game with a new portrait.Wars''.



* SiblingRivalry: In the "B" story branch, it's revealed that [[spoiler:one of the leaders of the Cult of Brax, Issal, has a sister named Ishtar that turns against them because of how the cult treated them as kids]].



* TacticalRockPaperScissors: As with ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', a series this game was inspired by, there is a Weapon Triangle of swords, lances, and axes.

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* TacticalRockPaperScissors: As with ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', a series this game was inspired by, there is a Weapon Triangle of swords, lances, and axes.axes, and a Magic Triangle of elemental, dark, and light.


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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[LoveInterest Ari]], [[TheHero Abel]], and [[RecurringBoss Cyrus]]]]



The story follows the army of Prince Abel of Meyr, as they battle the Ranasseh Empire and the monsters they unwittingly awaken.

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The story follows two factions: the Ranasseh Empire, as they fight to unify the land of Pelora, and the army of Prince Abel of Meyr, as they battle the Ranasseh Empire and the monsters they unwittingly awaken.


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* BrotherSisterTeam: The Ranasseh Empire features two, consisting of Paul & Breena, and Cyrus & Deanna.


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* TheFaceless: David is always seen wearing a helmet, including in his dialogue portrait.


* BackFromTheDead: Daniel, a friend of Abel's father, is revived by a one-time-use staff after the Ranasseh Empire kills him before Abel's eyes.
* BattleCouple: Abel and Ari, a cleric he befriends early on

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* BackFromTheDead: Daniel, a friend of Abel's father, is revived by a one-time-use staff after the Ranasseh Empire kills him before Abel's eyes.
eyes. Also, in one story branch, [[spoiler:Abel's entire army, as well as the brother of his swordswoman, are brought back by a powerful saint to fight David]].
* BattleCouple: David and Abigail, as well as Abel and Ari, a cleric he befriends early onAri.



* EnemyWithout: Towards the end of the main story path, the Cult of Brax traps Abel and makes him fight the embodiment of his inner darkness.
* FightingYourFriend: In the "C" story path, [[spoiler:Abel's dark side triumphs, and the final battle is against all of Abel's friends]].



* LongLostRelative: Near the start of David's campaign, Brenda and Paul (who were abandoned as children) can encounter their long-lost uncle Luke protecting a holy bow. Unfortunately, Paul has UndyingLoyalty to David, and the Bow Knight can't say anything in her defense due to having no voice.

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* HappilyAdopted: Zeke idolizes his foster father David. Additionally, [[spoiler:Abel learns that the king of Meyr couldn't produce offspring, but he still considers the king to have been a wonderful father]].
* LongLostRelative: Near the start of David's campaign, Brenda and Paul (who were abandoned as children) can encounter their long-lost uncle Luke protecting a holy bow. Unfortunately, Paul has UndyingLoyalty to David, and the Bow Knight Brenda can't say anything in her defense due to having no voice.



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: In the "B" story branch, without any prior indication that it will happen, [[spoiler:David is given a holy ring that allows him to wield the dark sword Clarent without being possessed by Harpan]].



* RecurringBoss: Cyrus of the Ranasseh Empire is encountered by Abel's forces four times, though the first is a HopelessBossFight at the start of Abel's campaign.
* StoryBranching: The game has four different routes, with splits occurring at the 16th and 19th battles of the game, dependent on whether the player wins or loses those battles.

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* RecurringBoss: Cyrus of the Ranasseh Empire is encountered by Abel's forces four times, five times throughout the "A" story, though the first is a HopelessBossFight at the start of Abel's campaign.
campaign, and the fifth is [[spoiler:as a corpse resurrected by the Cult of Brax]].
* SixthRanger: In the "B" story branch, this role goes to [[spoiler:Ishtar, the rebellious cultist that gives David the ring he needs to wield Clarent without harm]].
* StoryBranching: The game has four three different routes, with splits occurring at the 16th and 19th battles of the game, Abel's campaign, dependent on whether the player wins or loses those battles.



* TitleDrop: "Clarent" is the name of the dark sword that's connected to the revival of Harpan.



* VillainProtagonist: King/Emperor David, for the first seven maps of the game. [[spoiler:And from the seventeenth on, should you let Prince Abel die in the sixteenth]].
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: The majority of battles have the defeat of the main character as an instant-lose condition.

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* VillainProtagonist: King/Emperor David, for the first seven maps of the game. [[spoiler:And from the seventeenth on, should you let Prince Abel die in the sixteenth]].
sixteenth]]. There's also [[spoiler:Dark Abel]] in the "C" story path.
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: The majority of battles have the defeat of the main character as an instant-lose condition.condition.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Each of the endings features a bit of text describing what happened to the playable characters after the war.
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* AloofAlly: The Assassin in the Ranasseh Empire, who claims to be sticking around just because it puts a steady flow of cash in his pocket, but ends up being driven to avenge them should Abel's forces defeat David in combat.

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* AloofAlly: The John, the Assassin in the Ranasseh Empire, who Empire; he claims to be sticking around just because it puts a steady flow of cash in his pocket, but ends up being driven to avenge them should Abel's forces defeat David in combat.



* BackFromTheDead: Daniel, a friend of Abel's father, is revived by a one-time-use staff after the Ranasseh Empire kills him before Abel's eyes.
* BattleCouple: Abel and Ari, a cleric he befriends early on



* CuteMute: The Bow Knight of the Ranasseh Empire is unable to speak.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The young mage in David's army sees David as a father figure, because his actual father pimped out his mother, then offed himself when she perished and he could no longer pay his debts.

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* CuteMute: The Brenda, the Bow Knight of the Ranasseh Empire Empire, is unable to speak.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The young mage in Zeke, David's army sees David as foster son and a talented mage, despises his birth father figure, because his actual father he pimped out his mother, then offed himself when she perished and he could no longer pay his debts.



* GambitPileup: King David of the Ranasseh Empire plans to use the power of darkness that a cult is tempting him with to eventually wipe them out, while the cultists are planning to revive their DarkMessiah through David.
* LongLostRelative: Near the start of David's campaign, his Bow Knight and General (who were abandoned as children) can encounter their long-lost uncle protecting a holy bow. Unfortunately, the General has UndyingLoyalty to David, and the Bow Knight can't say anything in her defense due to having no voice.

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* GambitPileup: King David of the Ranasseh Empire plans to use the power of darkness that a cult the Cult of Brax is tempting him with to eventually wipe them out, while the cultists are planning to revive their DarkMessiah Harpan the fallen angel through David.
* LongLostRelative: Near the start of David's campaign, his Bow Knight Brenda and General Paul (who were abandoned as children) can encounter their long-lost uncle Luke protecting a holy bow. Unfortunately, the General Paul has UndyingLoyalty to David, and the Bow Knight can't say anything in her defense due to having no voice.voice.
** Additionally, both Abel and David are candidates for a dark god's reincarnation due to their bloodline, making them distant relatives.



* PregnantBadass: In the sixteenth map, should she be defeated in battle, David's wife reveals she's carrying his child.

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* PregnantBadass: In the sixteenth map, should she be defeated in battle, David's wife Abigail reveals she's carrying his child.


* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The first chapter of the game has you control the Ranasseh Empire's army, while later chapters switch over to main character Prince Abel as he fights to reclaim his throne.
* ControllableHelplessness: The first non-tutorial map of the game is from the perspective of four unarmed kids (two of which aren't even named) against armed cultists, which the player is guaranteed to lose.

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* AloofAlly: The Assassin in the Ranasseh Empire, who claims to be sticking around just because it puts a steady flow of cash in his pocket, but ends up being driven to avenge them should Abel's forces defeat David in combat.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The first chapter seven battles of the game has have you control the Ranasseh Empire's army, while later chapters switch the eighth on switches over to main character Prince Abel as he fights to reclaim his throne.
throne and stop the Empire's tyranny.
* ControllableHelplessness: The first non-tutorial map of the game is from the perspective of four unarmed kids (two of which aren't even named) against armed cultists, cultists planning to sacrifice them, which the player is guaranteed to lose.lose.
* CuteMute: The Bow Knight of the Ranasseh Empire is unable to speak.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The young mage in David's army sees David as a father figure, because his actual father pimped out his mother, then offed himself when she perished and he could no longer pay his debts.



* LongLostRelative: Near the start of David's campaign, his Bow Knight and General (who were abandoned as children) can encounter their long-lost uncle protecting a holy bow. Unfortunately, the General has UndyingLoyalty to David, and the Bow Knight can't say anything in her defense due to having no voice.



* PregnantBadass: In the sixteenth map, should she be defeated in battle, David's wife reveals she's carrying his child.



* StoryBranching: The game has four different routes, with splits occurring at the 16th and 19th battles of the game.

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* RecurringBoss: Cyrus of the Ranasseh Empire is encountered by Abel's forces four times, though the first is a HopelessBossFight at the start of Abel's campaign.
* StoryBranching: The game has four different routes, with splits occurring at the 16th and 19th battles of the game.game, dependent on whether the player wins or loses those battles.


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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: David's ultimate goal is to bring peace and unite the land, by crushing all of his potential opposition.
* VillainProtagonist: King/Emperor David, for the first seven maps of the game. [[spoiler:And from the seventeenth on, should you let Prince Abel die in the sixteenth]].


* ControllableHelplessness: The first non-tutorial map of the game is from the perspective of four unarmed kids against armed cultists, which the player is guaranteed to lose.

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* ControllableHelplessness: The first non-tutorial map of the game is from the perspective of four unarmed kids (two of which aren't even named) against armed cultists, which the player is guaranteed to lose.lose.
* FinalDeath: The game has a variety of difficulty levels, and picking "Normal" or higher means that any units that fall in battle are gone forever.



* TacticalRockPaperScissors: As with ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', a series this game was inspired by, there is a Weapon Triangle of swords, lances, and axes.

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* StoryBranching: The game has four different routes, with splits occurring at the 16th and 19th battles of the game.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: As with ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', a series this game was inspired by, there is a Weapon Triangle of swords, lances, and axes.axes.
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: The majority of battles have the defeat of the main character as an instant-lose condition.

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''[[https://store.steampowered.com/app/709670/Clarent_Saga_Tactics/ Clarent Saga: Tactics]]'' is a StrategyRPG created by David Nguyen and David Chang. It is set in the same world as ''[[https://store.steampowered.com/app/497560/Crimson_Sword_Saga_The_Peloran_Wars/ Crimson Sword Saga: The Peloran Wars]]'', a RolePlayingGame made with RPGMaker, but one does not need to play it to understand this game.

The story follows the army of Prince Abel of Meyr, as they battle the Ranasseh Empire and the monsters they unwittingly awaken.

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!!This game uses the following Tropes:

* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The first chapter of the game has you control the Ranasseh Empire's army, while later chapters switch over to main character Prince Abel as he fights to reclaim his throne.
* ControllableHelplessness: The first non-tutorial map of the game is from the perspective of four unarmed kids against armed cultists, which the player is guaranteed to lose.
* GambitPileup: King David of the Ranasseh Empire plans to use the power of darkness that a cult is tempting him with to eventually wipe them out, while the cultists are planning to revive their DarkMessiah through David.
* OfferedTheCrown: The previous king of the Ranasseh Empire had no offspring, and so passed down his crown to his most notable general, David.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Pascal, from ''The Peloran Wars'', appears in this game with a new portrait.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: As with ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', a series this game was inspired by, there is a Weapon Triangle of swords, lances, and axes.

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