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** In Book 2, on the other hand, [[spoiler: Dom]] is captured by [[spoiler: Hex,]] who plans to [[spoiler: use him as a weapon]]. [[spoiler: Luther]] is defeated, but [[spoiler: he]] reveals that his return was actually a [[spoiler: withdrawal from his war against the Iron Empire, so he and Kenna decide to join forces against them.]]

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** In Book 2, on the other hand, [[spoiler: Dom]] is captured by [[spoiler: Hex,]] who plans to [[spoiler: use him as a weapon]]. [[spoiler: Luther]] is defeated, but [[spoiler: he]] he reveals that his return was actually a [[spoiler: withdrawal from his war against the Iron Empire, so he and Kenna decide to join forces against them.]]



* SpottingTheThread: If Kenna figures out that [[spoiler: Whitlock is the leader of the Technocrats]], [[spoiler: he]] asks how she figured it out. Kenna tells [[spoiler: him]] that while [[spoiler: his]] acting was good, [[spoiler: he]] seemed to know a ''little'' too much about [[spoiler: how the Labyrinth works]].

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* SpottingTheThread: If Kenna figures out that [[spoiler: Whitlock is the leader of the Technocrats]], [[spoiler: he]] he asks how she figured it out. Kenna tells [[spoiler: him]] him that while [[spoiler: his]] his acting was good, [[spoiler: he]] he seemed to know a ''little'' too much about [[spoiler: how the Labyrinth works]].


** The story clearly favors [[spoiler:killing off Marco]] since it is not only locked behind a Prestige requirement, you have extra scenes with other characters (most notably Luther, Zenobia and Diavolous) discussing [[spoiler:his death]] and the decision to [[spoiler:spare him]] has virtually no impact on the plot.

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** The story clearly favors [[spoiler:killing off Marco]] since it is not only locked behind a Prestige requirement, you have extra scenes with other characters (most notably Luther, Zenobia and Diavolous) Diavolos) discussing [[spoiler:his death]] and the decision to [[spoiler:spare him]] has virtually no impact on the plot.



* YouHaveFailedMe: In Book 1, Chapter 12, Prince Marco executes his blacksmith for making what he considers inferior armor by having him blasted to smithereens with Hex's canon!

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* YouHaveFailedMe: In Book 1, Chapter 12, Prince Marco executes his blacksmith for making what he considers inferior armor by having him blasted to smithereens with Hex's canon!cannon.


** It helps that he was the one who created it.

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** [[spoiler: It helps that he was the one who created it.]]



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Book 3 Chapter 4 has Dom being brainwashed by Hex to raze Aurelia to the ground in dragon form. How much of it you destroy is based on how much you resist her control by finding the good in the memories you're made to remember, as well as paying diamonds to fight against shadow forms of Rose or Sei.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Book 3 3, Chapter 4 has Dom being brainwashed by Hex to raze Aurelia to the ground in dragon form. How much of it you destroy is based on how much you resist her control by finding the good in the memories you're made to remember, as well as paying diamonds to fight against shadow forms of Rose or Sei.



* BullfightBoss: The battle with the mechataur in book 1 chapter 13 is this with Kenna making it charge into a wall and then attacking it.

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* BullfightBoss: The battle with the mechataur Mechataur in book 1 chapter Book 1, Chapter 13 is this with Kenna making it charge into a wall and then attacking it.



* AChildShallLeadThem: The great Technocrats are lead by Whitlock, who is merely a teenage boy.

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* AChildShallLeadThem: The great Technocrats are lead by Whitlock, [[spoiler: Whitlock,]] who is merely a [[spoiler: teenage boy.boy]].



* DropTheHammer: In book 2 chapter 5, you have the option of giving Kenna the Wave Hammer, an intricately carved warhammer Kai makes for the rebellion.

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* DropTheHammer: In book 2 chapter Book 2, Chapter 5, you have the option of giving Kenna the Wave Hammer, an intricately carved warhammer Kai makes for the rebellion.



** Book 3 Chapter 3 has Kenna and her party [[spoiler:hold a funeral for Leon after his death by Empress Azura.]]

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** Book 3 3, Chapter 3 has Kenna and her party [[spoiler:hold a funeral for Leon after his death by Empress Azura.]]]]
* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[TheLadette Val’s]] real name is Valentina, and [[DoNotCallMePaul she]] ''[[Main/DoNotCallMePaul loathes]]'' [[DoNotCallMePaul it.]] The few times we see her called Valentina, she [[BerserkButton flies into a rage]] and demands to know who told that name to the person in question.



* ForcedMarriage: Prince Marco forces Annelyse into marriage to conquer Aurelia.

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* ForcedMarriage: Prince Marco forces threatens to force Annelyse into marriage to conquer Aurelia.



* HelloInsertNameHere: Kenna and Dominic have their names already decided, but you're free to chose the name of Dom's pet hawk. If you pay diamonds, you also get to name a bear you recruit in the Aurelia Mines.
** Hope you remembered what you named "Hawkie" in book 2. [[spoiler: That allows Dom to call his spirit back as a phoenix.]]

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* HelloInsertNameHere: Kenna and Dominic have their names already decided, but you're free to chose choose the name of Dom's pet hawk. If you pay diamonds, you also get to name a bear you recruit in the Aurelia Mines.
** Hope you remembered what you named "Hawkie" in book Book 2. [[spoiler: That A premium option allows Dom to call his spirit back as a phoenix.]]



* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Whitlock]]. When [[spoiler: he]] first meets the party, everyone except Val assumes [[spoiler: he’s just a normal boy]]. To their surprise, it’s revealed that [[spoiler: Whitlock is the leader of the Technocrats and was testing them]].
** In a more minor example, Whitlock can casually reveal his talent for writing ballads to Val in Book 2, Chapter 11 if she tells the party they “owe her” for dressing up to be Zenobia’s handmaiden.
--> '''Whitlock:''' ''With flowing hair and gilded gown, so left Valentina...the most feared, the most revered, meaner than a hyena.''
--> '''Val:''' That’s actually not bad.
--> '''Whitlock:''' Inventing is only one of my many talents.



* HypnoTrinket: Book 2 chapter 4 has Hex using one of these on Anton, a fire wielder like Dom and Sei, to obey her commands.

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* HypnoTrinket: Book 2 chapter 2, Chapter 4 has Hex using one of these on Anton, a fire wielder like Dom and Sei, to obey her commands.



** In Book 3, in a diamond scene with Lia, [[spoiler: Azura]] is implied to have killed all inhabitants in the Stormlands to ensure [[spoiler: no one else had lightning powers.]]



** Kenna spends at least part of her time trying to keep her identity a secret until she's sure that the person in question is trustworthy; when you've got a bounty on your head, it's not wise to proclaim your identity to the masses.
** She also slipped away from the castle once as a girl in order to take part in a town festival.

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**[[spoiler: Whitlock]] when [[spoiler: he]] first meets the party— [[spoiler: he]] decides to test them by pretending to be [[spoiler: a normal boy wanting passage to the Foundry]] rather than [[spoiler: the leader of the Technocrats]].
** Kenna spends at least part of her time in Book 1 trying to keep her identity a secret until she's sure that the person in question is trustworthy; when you've got a this was largely due to the bounty on your her head, it's not wise which made it unwise to simply proclaim your her identity to the masses.
** She also disguised as a commoner and slipped away from the castle once as a girl in order to take part in a town festival.



* In Book 3, in a diamond scene with Lia, Azura is implied to have killed all inhabitants in the Stormlands to ensure no one else had lightning powers.]]



* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: In Book 2 if you have Val in your party, she's sent in to spy on Princess Zenobia as a handmaiden. She wants to never think about this mission ever again.

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* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: In Book 2 if you have Val in your party, she's sent in to spy on Princess Zenobia as a handmaiden. She wants to never think about has the option of saying this mission ever again.to the party almost word-for-word.



* MarkOfTheSupernatural: Dominic's torso is covered in what appear to be burn scars, but are in fact markings which denote his fire-wielding abilities.

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* MarkOfTheSupernatural: Dominic's Dominic’s torso is covered in what appear to be burn scars, but and he has a flame branded into his chest— the scars are in fact natural markings which denote his fire-wielding abilities.



* MySisterIsOffLimits: Trystan is ''not'' happy when he discovers Rose is in love with Dominic, as he's aware of Dom's [[TheCasanova reputation with women]] and doesn't want to see her hurt. [[spoiler:After their mother is killed, he's afraid Dominic's plans will get Rose killed as well, giving him another reason to stand against their relationship. His fears can turn out to be correct if you make the wrong choices.]]

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* MySisterIsOffLimits: Trystan is ''not'' happy when he discovers Rose is in love with Dominic, as he's aware of Dom's [[TheCasanova reputation with women]] and doesn't want to see her hurt. [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After their mother is killed, he's afraid Dominic's plans will get Rose killed as well, giving him another reason to stand against their relationship. His fears can turn out to be correct if you make the wrong choices.]]



** The party at [[spoiler:the Gilded City]] is in fact a distraction to keep you busy while Marco's army arrives. No one actually dies at the party, however; it would be difficult to publicly execute the Fool Queen and her foolish supporters if she died behind closed doors.

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** The party at [[spoiler:the Gilded City]] is in fact a distraction to keep you busy while [[spoiler: Marco's army arrives.arrives]]. No one actually dies at the party, however; it would be difficult to publicly execute the Fool Queen and her foolish supporters if she died behind closed doors.



* NeverGiveTheCaptainAStraightAnswer: One appears in book 2.

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* NeverGiveTheCaptainAStraightAnswer: One appears in book Book 2.



* NeverTellMeTheOdds: In Book 1 chapter 14 when Kenna says breaching Castle Stormholt is impossible.

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* NeverTellMeTheOdds: In Book 1 chapter 1, Chapter 14 when Kenna says breaching Castle Stormholt is impossible.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Dominic's powers are fueled by his anger; working him into a rage is a good way to unleash a firestorm. [[spoiler: Especially after Bartel kills his pet hawk.]]

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Dominic's powers are fueled by his anger; working him into a rage is a good way to unleash a firestorm. [[spoiler: Especially after Bartel kills his pet hawk.]]hawk]].



* SequelHook: The books Finale end like this.

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* SequelHook: The books Finale final chapters in Books 1 and 2 end like this.



** In Book 2, on the other hand, [[spoiler:Dom is captured by Hex, who plans to use him as a weapon. Luther is defeated, but he reveals that his return was actually a withdrawal from his war against the Iron Empire, so he and Kenna decide to join forces against them.]]

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** In Book 2, on the other hand, [[spoiler:Dom [[spoiler: Dom]] is captured by Hex, [[spoiler: Hex,]] who plans to [[spoiler: use him as a weapon. Luther weapon]]. [[spoiler: Luther]] is defeated, but he [[spoiler: he]] reveals that his return was actually a [[spoiler: withdrawal from his war against the Iron Empire, so he and Kenna decide to join forces against them.]]



** In Season 2, Val has to disguise as the new maiden under Zenobia. Everybody is impressed by watching her wearing a dress alone.
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: Dominic's hawk is shot and then stepped on by Bartel in book 1 chapter 8. To add further indignity, he's then cooked and eaten.]]

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** In Season 2, Val has to disguise as the new maiden handmaiden under Zenobia. Everybody is impressed by watching her wearing a dress alone.
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: Dominic's hawk is shot and then stepped on by Bartel in book 1 chapter 8. Book 1, Chapter 8]]. To add further indignity, [[spoiler: he's then cooked and eaten.]]



** The achievement for killing all the assassins in chapter 3 is [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Assassins Bleed]].

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** The achievement for killing all the assassins in chapter Book 1, Chapter 3 is [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Assassins Bleed]].



* SpiritWorld: In book 2 chapter 7, Dom and Sei go into the spirit world to learn to control their fire powers.

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* SpiritWorld: In book 2 chapter Book 2, Chapter 7, Dom and Sei go into the spirit world to learn to control their fire powers.powers.
* SpottingTheThread: If Kenna figures out that [[spoiler: Whitlock is the leader of the Technocrats]], [[spoiler: he]] asks how she figured it out. Kenna tells [[spoiler: him]] that while [[spoiler: his]] acting was good, [[spoiler: he]] seemed to know a ''little'' too much about [[spoiler: how the Labyrinth works]].



* TruthSerum: In Book 2 Chapter 2, paying diamonds allows you to feed Vassilios Nevrakis a truth potion known as Blueblood to learn when King Luther returns.

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* TruthSerum: In Book 2 2, Chapter 2, paying diamonds allows you to feed Vassilios Nevrakis a truth potion known as Blueblood to learn when King Luther returns.



* UnstoppableRage: In book 1 chapter 8, if you smuggled in a dagger in the previous chapter, Kenna charges through Prince Marco's attacks and gives him quite the cut on his cheek.

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* UnstoppableRage: In book 1 chapter Book 1, Chapter 8, if you smuggled in a dagger in the previous chapter, Kenna charges through Prince Marco's attacks and gives him quite the cut on his cheek.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Hex is revealed to be this in Book 3.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Hex [[spoiler: Hex]] is revealed to be this in Book 3.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Hex and Whitlock were once close, making Hex's betrayal that much harder on Whitlock.
* WhatTheHellAreYou: In book 1 chapter 8, Rose asks this after seeing Dominic unleashing fireballs at Bartel.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: Hex and Whitlock Whitlock]] were once close, making Hex's [[spoiler: Hex's]] betrayal that much harder on Whitlock.
[[spoiler: Whitlock]].
* WhatTheHellAreYou: In book 1 chapter Book 1, Chapter 8, Rose asks this after seeing Dominic unleashing fireballs at Bartel.



* YouHaveFailedMe: In book 1 chapter 12, Prince Marco executes his blacksmith for making what he considers inferior armor by having him blasted to smithereens with Hex's canon!
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Book 2 chapter 12 has Kenna and her group finding out Hex has made zeppelins, allowing her to cross the Five Kingdoms in short time.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: In book 1 chapter Book 1, Chapter 12, Prince Marco executes his blacksmith for making what he considers inferior armor by having him blasted to smithereens with Hex's canon!
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Book 2 chapter 2, Chapter 12 has Kenna and her group finding out Hex has made zeppelins, allowing her to cross the Five Kingdoms in short time.


* AllegedlyFreeGame: It's very difficult, or possibly impossible, to get the best endings without spending diamonds. As the amount you're given at the start of the game is ''paltry'', covering one or two choices at best, you're left trying to EarnYourFun, which is impossible due to a lack of sufficient chapters to earn diamonds by reading (though with patience, reading the other titles in ''Choices'' and watching the daily ads might get you enough to win the game). So, yes, you can play for free, but good luck getting that GoldenEnding by your own wits.

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* AllegedlyFreeGame: It's very difficult, or possibly impossible, to get the best endings outcomes without spending diamonds. diamonds on premium scenes and weapons and allies. As the amount you're given at the start of the game is ''paltry'', covering one or two choices at best, you're left trying to EarnYourFun, which is impossible due to a lack of sufficient chapters to earn diamonds EarnYourFun by reading (though with patience, reading the other titles in ''Choices'' stories and watching ads. Downplayed because the daily ads might get you enough to win final endings are the game). So, yes, you can play for free, but good luck getting that GoldenEnding by your own wits.same whether you’ve paid diamonds or not; the overall course of the story doesn’t change.



* Bookends: Kenna and Dom spar at the end of Book 3, just like they were doing at the very start of the series.

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* Bookends: BookEnds: Kenna and Dom spar at the end of Book 3, just like they were doing at the very start of the series.


* AdultFear: The rulers of the Five Kingdoms are betrayed and murdered by Luther, leaving their children powerless and at the mercy of the Nevrakis.
* AgonizingStomachWound: [[spoiler:Azura dies at the end of Book 3 when Kenna stabs her in the stomach. She is left helpless and being unable to move, cannot reach someone to recharge her life.]]



* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: When Kenna is crowned at the end of Book 1 after finally regaining Stormholt.



* Bookends: Kenna and Dom spar at the end of Book 3, just like they were doing at the very start of the series.



*AChildShallLeadThem: The great Technocrats are lead by Whitlock, who is merely a teenage boy.



* DueToTheDead: The castle servants hold a secret funeral for [[spoiler:Trystan and Rose's mother]]. It has to be secret, since the Nevrakies wouldn't take kindly to having a traitor fondly remembered.

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* DueToTheDead: The castle servants hold a secret funeral for [[spoiler:Trystan and Rose's mother]]. It has to be secret, since the Nevrakies Nevrakis wouldn't take kindly to having a traitor fondly remembered.



** The Nevrakies take to referring to Kenna as "the Fool Queen", foolish for thinking she can retake her throne. Kenna herself is ''not'' amused.

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** The Nevrakies Nevrakis take to referring to Kenna as "the Fool Queen", foolish the "False Queen" for thinking she can retake her throne. Kenna herself is ''not'' amused.


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* MobileMaze: The Technocrats’ maze, complete with deadly traps and moving walls to keep outsiders from escaping until they solve the puzzle.


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* StormingTheCastle: Happens at the Book 1 when Kenna retakes Stormholt from Prince Marco. Occurs again in Book 2 when taking over Lykos.


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* [[WarriorPrince Warrior Queen]]: Kenna and Rowan, who lead their soldiers into battle and fight for their respective kingdoms.


* BlueIsHeroic: Adriana and Kenna of Stormholt are rulers with good intentions and wear blue.



* CoolPet: Dom and his hawk [[spoiler:later a phoenix]]. Later on, Kenna and her bear.

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* CoolPet: Dom and his hawk [[spoiler:later a phoenix]]. Later on, Kenna and her bear. Book 3 has the mechawolf pup who can also talk.



* EvilWearsBlack: The Nevaraki family consists of cruel and sadistic people whose main color is black.



* HiddenElfVillage: The Kingdom of Aurellia. The Foundry is this as well.
* HonestAdvisor: If you bring in the mercenaries, Val will eventually become this when she's promoted to your captain of them. Yes, she's snarky and hardly as capitulating as one would expect a commoner to be in the presence of a queen, but she's fiercely loyal.

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* HiddenElfVillage: The Kingdom of Aurellia.Aurelia. The Foundry is this as well.
* HonestAdvisor: If you bring in the mercenaries, Val will eventually become this when she's promoted to your captain of them. Yes, While she's snarky and hardly as capitulating as one would expect a commoner to be in the presence of a queen, but she's fiercely loyal.



** In Season 2, she has to infiltrate into Zenobia's party. The options are as a masked guest (which costs diamonds) or as a kitchen maid.

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** In Season Book 2, she has to infiltrate into Zenobia's party. The options are as a masked guest (which costs diamonds) or as a kitchen maid.maid.
* In Book 3, in a diamond scene with Lia, Azura is implied to have killed all inhabitants in the Stormlands to ensure no one else had lightning powers.]]



-->''Stormholt Soldier:'' Queen Kenna, you'll want to take a look at this.
* NeverTellMeTheOdds: In book 1 chapter 14 when Kenna says breaching Castle Stormholt is impossible, he says this.
--> Never tell a Technocrat that something is impossible. Then we're obligated to prove you wrong.

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-->''Stormholt Soldier:'' -->'''Stormholt Soldier:''' Queen Kenna, you'll want to take a look at this.
* NeverTellMeTheOdds: In book Book 1 chapter 14 when Kenna says breaching Castle Stormholt is impossible, he says this.
impossible.
--> '''Whitlock:''' Never tell a Technocrat that something is impossible. Then we're obligated to prove you wrong.


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* RealityIsUnrealistic: In-universe. Lia tells Kenna of the crazy lies Azura told about her. A particularly ridiculous “lie” is that Kenna once lived in the woods with monks.
-->'''Kenna:''' You know, when she puts it like that... it ''does'' sound pretty ridiculous.


* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: There is a route for Kenna to seduce Annelyse and Val, making Kenna fall into this trope. The other two are either badass gay or badass bi.]]
** [[spoiler: There is a route where Dom can seduce Jackson, who canonically had a wife and kid who died making him this as well.]]


* AllegedlyFreeGame: It's very difficult, or possibly impossible, to get the best endings without spending diamonds. As the amount you're given at the start of the game is ''paltry'', covering one or two choices at best, you're left trying to EarnYourFun, which is impossible due to a lack of sufficient chapters to earn diamonds by reading (even reading the other titles in ''Choices'' won't get you enough to complete a single game). So, yes, you can play for free, but good luck getting that GoldenEnding by your own wits.

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* AllegedlyFreeGame: It's very difficult, or possibly impossible, to get the best endings without spending diamonds. As the amount you're given at the start of the game is ''paltry'', covering one or two choices at best, you're left trying to EarnYourFun, which is impossible due to a lack of sufficient chapters to earn diamonds by reading (even (though with patience, reading the other titles in ''Choices'' won't and watching the daily ads might get you enough to complete a single win the game). So, yes, you can play for free, but good luck getting that GoldenEnding by your own wits.


* DrinkOrder: When partying in the Gilded City, you have the option of knocking back a stiff drink or two or just sticking to milk. If you're willing to pay diamonds, you can also get into a drinking match with your soldiers.

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* OutOfFocus: Tevan is this if the player chooses to save him. Out of all the Love Interests, he is the one with the least amount of romantic scenes with Kenna since Book 1, which is glaringly notorious when compared to Diavolos Nevrakis, who debuted in Book 3.


** WeUsedToBeFriends: Hex was not only a friend but a borderline ParentalSubstitute to Whitlock when he first joined the Technocrats. It makes her betrayal especially hard on him.

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** * WeUsedToBeFriends: Hex was not only a friend but a borderline ParentalSubstitute to and Whitlock when he first joined the Technocrats. It makes her were once close, making Hex's betrayal especially hard that much harder on him.Whitlock.


* MultipleEndings: But of course. The endings vary greatly depending on who you recruited, if Kenna and Dominic are in a relationship (with each other or with one of multiple options), and if you were able to retake Stormhold.

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* MultipleEndings: But of course. The endings vary greatly depending on who you recruited, if Kenna and Dominic are in a relationship (with each other or with one of multiple options), and if you were able to retake Stormhold.Stormholt.


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** WeUsedToBeFriends: Hex was not only a friend but a borderline ParentalSubstitute to Whitlock when he first joined the Technocrats. It makes her betrayal especially hard on him.

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** A premium choice also allows the player to recruit [[spoiler:Hex]] after she surrenders.


** Val finds a baby kraken in Hex's lab destined to be experimented on. If she cooses to save the kraken, she sets it free before the battle to keep it safe. The baby returns in the middle of the battle ''with its mother''.

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** Val finds a baby kraken in Hex's lab destined to be experimented on. If she cooses chooses to save the kraken, she sets it free before the battle to keep it safe. The baby returns in the middle of the battle ''with its mother''.


* BearsAreBadNews: Averted. Kenna and her entourage meet a bear in the Aurelia Mines. Paying diamonds allows you to recruit it.

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* BearsAreBadNews: Averted. Averted: Kenna and her entourage meet a bear in the Aurelia Mines. Paying diamonds allows you to recruit it.it, whereupon it becomes a loyal ally.

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