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Cythera is an RPG released by Creator/AmbrosiaSoftware

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Cythera [[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cythera.png]]
''Cythera''
is an RPG a RolePlayingGame, released by Creator/AmbrosiaSoftware
Creator/AmbrosiaSoftware in 1999.


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[[TheWikiRule Has a wiki]] with more than 200 pages [[https://cythera.fandom.com/wiki/Cythera_Wiki here]].


** After getting all the Crolna shards, you can get nonstandard gameover by [[spoiler: use corrupted Crolna on Alaric.]]

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** After getting all the Crolna shards, you can get nonstandard gameover by [[spoiler: use using the corrupted Crolna on Alaric.]]

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* DueToTheDead: Some of the quests the player gets involve honoring the dead. Hadrian asks you to put flowers on his mothers grave, and Jhiaxus asks you to leave an offering of hand-baked bread for Jinrai.


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* MalignedMixedMarriage: Jhiaxus was a Seldane, and Jinrai an Undine. None of their people approved of their relationship.


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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Alaric has been [=LandKing=] for over two hundred years. The [[ElementalEmbodiment elementals]] are apparently immortal.


And so with only a few leads, the hero sets off to discover the truth behind, well, basically everything. While Cythera is an RPG, the focus is less about the combat and more about figuring things out. The dialogue system allows the player to type in keywords that the [=NPCs=] react to, so it's important to figure out who to talk to and what about.

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And so with only a few leads, the hero sets off to discover the truth behind, well, basically everything. While Cythera is an RPG, the focus is less about the combat and more about figuring things out. The [[KeywordsConversation dialogue system system]] allows the player to type in keywords that the [=NPCs=] react to, so it's important to figure out who to talk to and what about.



* KeywordsConversation: Each character has a few keywords that are shown by default, but there's also a text box where the player can type any keyword they feel like.
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Stentor saw Pelagon die years ago, but no one believes him because Pelagon was replaced by a shapeshifter.]]



* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Stentor saw Pelagon die years ago, but no one believes him because Pelagon was replaced by a shapeshifter.]]


* MysticalPlague: The illness in Catamarca is caused by a Crolna shard at Catamarca's water source.



--->'''Demodocus''': “The best musician is certainly Demodocus, the famous travelling bard.”
* YouCantGetYeFlask: People only react to specific keywords, which can take effort to figure out. Philinus will give you panpipes after rescuing Ariadne, but only if you ask for pipes and not panpipes.

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--->'''Demodocus''': “The best musician is certainly Demodocus, the famous [[WanderingMinstrel travelling bard.bard]].
* YouCantGetYeFlask: People only react to specific keywords, which can take effort to figure out. Philinus will give you panpipes after rescuing Ariadne, but only if you ask for pipes and not panpipes.panpipes.
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* GoodBadBugs
** You can carry more items than you can lift by putting them in a container you're carrying and then moving them into your inventory
** The fetch spell is supposed to take an item and put it in the player's inventory, but instead it just destroys them. The spell can also be casted on objects the player can't actually carry, such as locked doors, [[GameBreakingBug or entire towns on the world map.]]



* RainbowText: Sometimes words in dialogue will be blue to indicate that it's a keyword the speaker will react to.

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* RainbowText: RainbowSpeak: Sometimes words in dialogue will be blue to indicate that it's a keyword the speaker will react to.

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Cythera is an RPG released by Creator/AmbrosiaSoftware

One sleepless night, the player is transported to the land of Cythera from their home by Alaric the [=LandKing=]. Alaric is [[FisherKing bonded the land]] and has used his power to keep the land prosperous, but lately the bond is weakening, causing chaos across land. Plauge, violence, and treachery now threaten the land, and in desperate attempt to save Cythera and himself, he has used most of his remaining power to summon a hero from Earth to save the land.

To complicate things further, the hero is warned through a mysterious entity called Omen that Alaric may not be all that he seems and must be destroyed to return balance to the land.

And so with only a few leads, the hero sets off to discover the truth behind, well, basically everything. While Cythera is an RPG, the focus is less about the combat and more about figuring things out. The dialogue system allows the player to type in keywords that the [=NPCs=] react to, so it's important to figure out who to talk to and what about.

!!The game provides examples of the following:
* DismantledMacguffin: The Crolna is multiple pieces.
* ElementalEmbodiment: There's a race that's representative of each of the four classical elements. The Seldane/Metics for earth, Undines for water, Firesprites for fire, and Sylphs for air.
* ElementNumberFive: Humans are representitive of the fifth elements.
* FisherKing: Alaric, the [=LandKing=]
* FourElementEnsemble: Each of the classic elements has a race representing them, are associated with a different direction. Fire and Air, and Water and Earth are considered the opposite elements, with Fire being south, water being west, air being north, and earth being east.
* GoodBadBugs
** You can carry more items than you can lift by putting them in a container you're carrying and then moving them into your inventory
** The fetch spell is supposed to take an item and put it in the player's inventory, but instead it just destroys them. The spell can also be casted on objects the player can't actually carry, such as locked doors, [[GameBreakingBug or entire towns on the world map.]]
* HelloInsertNameHere: The player can name the hero, and select one of three different portraits per gender to represent them.
* IHaveManyNames: Magpie reacts like this if asked for his name.
* KarmaMeter: Karma can be increased by completing quests and slaying monsters, and decreased by [[KleptomaniacHero stealing things]] or killing people. Alaric won't heal you and Seldanes won't talk to you if your karma is too low.
** Due to a bug, killing generic [=NPCs=] doesn't decrease your karma, and some things can be stolen without penalty if you move them first.
* KleptomaniacHero: Discouraged by the karma meter.
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler: Stentor saw Pelagon die years ago, but no one believes him because Pelagon was replaced by a shapeshifter.]]
* LieDetector: Berossus the Judge knows a truth spell, which confuses him when it confirms the innocence of a suspect that Berossus saw murder someone.
* MineralMacguffin: The Crolna is a glowing green crystal with mysterious powers.
* NonstandardGameover
** After using the panpipes to break the lock in [[spoiler: House Comana, you'll get a bad ending if you didn't bring all the Crolna shards with you or if give them “Magpie” at any point.]]
** After getting all the Crolna shards, you can get nonstandard gameover by [[spoiler: use corrupted Crolna on Alaric.]]
* NPCScheduling: [=NPCs=] can be found in different locations based on the time of day.
* RainbowText: Sometimes words in dialogue will be blue to indicate that it's a keyword the speaker will react to.
* {{Shapeshifting}}: [[spoiler: This is used to frame Halos for a murder he didn't commit.]]
* SongsInTheKeyOfLock
* SummonEverymanHero: The player character is summoned from Earth to be the hero of Cythera
* ThirdPersonPerson: Magpie refers to himself in third person.
** Due to game developer oversight, some characters will use the generic response to keywords with dialogue that references themselves.
--->'''Demodocus''': “The best musician is certainly Demodocus, the famous travelling bard.”
*YouCantGetYeFlask: People only react to specific keywords, which can take effort to figure out. Philinus will give you panpipes after rescuing Ariadne, but only if you ask for pipes and not panpipes.

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