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"...Which, I am afraid to say, is the cause of much of the wrongdoing we see upon these very streets. We have forgotten who we are."
Mr. Whittock
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Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey is an Adventure Game developed by Salix Games, and released on PC through Steam on April 5th, 2019.

The time of King Arthur is long past, but due to some strange magic, Lancelot and Morgana still walk the streets of Britain. Now they work as investigators, hunting down the many criminals and demonic creatures that prey on humanity. Their latest quarry is a London serial killer called Jack the Ripper.

Meanwhile, Mary Kelly strives to make ends meet in her Whitechapel home. She hopes for enough rent money to last out the week...and perhaps a cure for those strange dreams she's been having. Unfortunately, she is soon swept up in Du Lac and Fey's investigation.

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This game includes the following tropes:

  • Action Pet: Saluki sighthounds are pretty cool in Real Life, but they would be hard-pressed to talk to animals or climb ladders like Morgana does. (Of course, she is closer to "unwillingly dependent on human shelter and support" than "pet".)
  • Baleful Polymorph: Morgana Fey, famous sorceress and occult expert, was polymorphed into a dog. And she hates it. Her main goal throughout the game is to find Merlin and get him to reverse his spell.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Appropriately for a game about investigating the Ripper.
  • Fiery Redhead: Mary, warm to friends and absolutely scorching to those she doesn't respect.
  • The Heart: Mary recognizes just about everybody in her district and often takes time out of her day to chat with them.
  • Honor Before Reason: Lancelot, in keeping with his canon portrayal, gives away the money he and Morgana have earned to a person in need. As Morgana points out, they are also in need- she hasn't eaten for days, and the innkeeper is about to throw them out for lack of payment.
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  • Howl of Sorrow: Upon learning that Mary is dead, regardless of everything they did to help her, Morgana throws back her head and howls. As she does, flickers of her true form flash across the screen.
  • Parental Sexuality Squick: Lancelot is shown a painting of a nude woman. The painting is of Elaine of Benoic. In other words, his mom. Cue squick when he realizes this.
  • Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: Fey, who utterly hates being a dog, expresses it through witty sarcasm.
  • Ye Goode Olde Days: The Middle Ages aren't depicted, but even mortal characters describe it as having the honor and magic that has been all-but-lost by the industrial era. (Given how unsafe the latter was, they may have a point.) Lancelot is still coming to terms with the fact that that civilized world no longer exists.

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