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Dark Elf Historia (simplified to Dark Elf in English) is an H-Game RPG by Oneone1 and Sakura Game. It was released for Steam on August 3, 2017.

In the war-torn land of Orocu, dark-elf Fraylia tries to make a living as a mercenary to support herself and her adopted little brother Ruse. Unfortunately, non-humans are discriminated against, and so Fraylia's employment options involve either dangerous or degrading work. Precisely how dangerous and degrading depends on the player's decisions.


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  • And I Must Scream:
    • Failing to kill the Futanian Tribe Elder results in Fraylia being magically embedded in a wall as a punishment.
    • In the "Good Slave" ending, women throughout Orocu have their bodies magically altered so that they can spend the rest of their lives bearing children for demons.
  • Anything That Moves: Minor character Grovia is determined to have sex with every manner of non-human woman possible.
  • Asexual: Dr. Isaac is quite possibly the only man in all of Orocu who is explicitly disinterested in sex.
  • Babies Ever After: In the "Chaste" ending, Fraylia realizes that she is in love with Ruse and the two consummate their relationship and move out to the country, where Fraylia becomes pregnant with Ruse's child.
  • Bad Ending: The "Slave" endings are both pretty soul-crushing. If Fraylia loses to the Guild President, then she spends the rest of her life imprisoned in Kirtia, forced to bear children for orcs, and as an added kicker, one of her trysts is witnessed by Ruse, thus destroying their relationship forever. If she defeats the Guild President, on the other hand, Orocu goes to shit, millions of women are forced into sexual slavery, and Ruse is forced to have sex with Fraylia and then gets taken away to some unknown but probably horrible fate.
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  • Bad Future: On the "Slave" path, defeating the Guild President removes the last obstacle to the King's plan to unleash demons on Orocu. Most of the country's men are wiped out, and women are spared only as long as they can bear children for demons.
  • Begin with a Finisher: Vanessa usually uses all of her strongest magical attacks first, for all the good it does — by the time you fight her, you're likely to be too powerful for her to be defeated by a handful of magical attacks.
  • Big Bad: Grimm, an evil demon with designs on destroying Orocu.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Fraylia is fiercely protective of her adopted little brother Ruse.
  • Bleached Underpants: The publishers released a censored version for Steam. Naturally, one of the most common threads on the game's discussion page is how to patch the censored content back in.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: It's very obvious that the English translation was done by someone with a very poor grasp of the language. Grammar and spelling errors abound, and the names of characters and things is often inconsistent.
  • Break the Cutie: One of the missions on the "Slave" career path is to capture Vanessa for The Conspiracy. If she is captured, she is taken to Kiltia and broken, then spends the rest of her life bearing demonic children.
  • Break the Haughty: If Fraylia loses to Timose, the boss of the Wings of Midnight, she is brutally raped, and this is her earliest entry to the "Sinner" path.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: If Fraylia takes the "Sinner" path to extremes, some of her fellow Guild members will begin wondering why the hell the Guild still employs her, at which point the President will point out that nobody else was taking on the jobs that Fraylia took on.
  • Call a Pegasus a "Hippogriff": Due to the poor translation, the English version uses the word "orc" to describe a wide variety of monsters, which can create confusion with weapons or skills that supposedly give you a special damage bonus against "orcs". The most egregious case of this trope in the game is "Danny the Orc", who is very clearly supposed to be a werewolf.
  • Celibate Hero: On the "Virgin" path, Fraylia reacts with hostility towards anything having to do with sex.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Fraylia's normal outfit consists of a breastplate, thong, gauntlets, and boots.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Ruse lost both of his parents in a monster attack, allowing Fraylia to adopt him with few problems.
  • Crapsack World: Orocu is a very racist and sexist country where poverty is rampant, dangerous monsters prowl every cave, temple, and forest, and the king has been possessed by a demon.
  • Defiled Forever: Once Fraylia starts on the "Sinner" path, monsters will start attacking her more aggressively and civilians will openly harass her.
  • Dirty Old Man: The Terma Village elders gang-rape one poor girl every year.
  • Downer Ending: If Fraylia saves the world with a "Sinner" reputation, she spends the rest of her life in prison for killing the king, never mind that he was actually a demon in disguise. Meanwhile, Ruse spends the rest of his life waiting for his "big sister" to come home, having no idea of what's happened to her.
  • Eldritch Abomination: In the Dark Elf universe, using too much dark magic gradually turns men into monsters. This is what happens to Timose the second time Fraylia encounters him.
  • Excuse Plot: The plot, such as it is, mainly exists to create opportunities for the player to either have Fraylia survive with her virtue intact, or push her down to increasing levels of depravity.
  • Fantastic Racism: Non-humans are discriminated against throughout Orocu, and pretty much the only place they can live with any modicum of safety is Rand City.
  • Forced to Watch: In either of the "Slave" endings, Ruse is forced to witness Fraylia having sex.
  • Forgets to Eat: In the "Virgin" ending, Ruse grows up to be a diligent researcher, but with no romantic life to speak of, he devotes all of his time to his work, and Fraylia has to remind him to eat and sleep.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: On the "Slave" path, Fraylia undertakes several missions equipped with only a sword and a collar. She eventually gets her armor back, but also gains the option to disrobe at will.
  • Going Commando: One thing that's not included in the pub uniform is underwear, much to Fraylia's horror.
  • Groin Attack: The "good" ending for the Terma Village quest sees Fraylia castrating the village elder.
  • Guide Dang It!: The game never gives an indication of how to access the naughtier parts, and thus it is possible to play through the game without encountering them up until your mission to light the fire at the temple, when the game starts throwing the "adult" monsters into battle with you.
  • Healthcare Motivation: If Fraylia makes it past Danny the Orc while still on the "normal" path, Ruse falls ill, and she is forced to suspend her questing career to go find a cure for his disease.
  • Heel Realization: Towards the end of the "Slave" path, Fraylia starts to realize that all the missions she's undertaking for Kiltia are actually pushing Orocu closer to war.
  • Hermaphrodite: The Futanian tribe are all explicitly intersex. Presumably, the "Dream Demons" from the final dungeon, which use the same sprites as the Futanians, are also intersex.
  • H-Game: The game is an H-Game, although actually activating the "H" parts requires the player to deliberately lose one of the earliest boss fights.
  • Hope Spot: Defeating Grimm causes his lair to collapse. If Fraylia has a good reputation at the end, she is saved at the last minute by the President and goes on to have a happy ending. If she has a bad reputation, she survives... and then spends the rest of her life in prison as a scapegoat for the king's death.
  • Ill Boy: Ruse has long been a bit sickly because of his past as an orphan, but if Fraylia manages to finish the quest to kill Danny the Orc without failing any of the other missions, Ruse will suddenly fall deathly ill with "Neysterbey Syndrome", forcing Fraylia to suspend her career until she tracks down the cure.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: On the Steam store page, Fraylia's measurements are listed as B90 (G cup), W57, H95.
  • Informed Attribute: Fraylia is called a "dark elf" and all of the narration and dialogue insists that she has unusually dark skin, but the actual art makes her look like a white woman with a slight tan, and the "normal" elves that we see in the game only look marginally whiter.
  • Just Following Orders: One of the "Slave" missions requires Fraylia to track down and kill the leader of the peaceful Futanian tribe. Fraylia notes that there is little strategic point in attacking the Futanians, but disobeying orders won't end well for her. And deliberately losing accomplishes nothing; if Fraylia actually fails to kill the Futanian Elder, then Simon shows up and kills the elder anyway.
  • Just in Time: If Fraylia defeats Grimm while still a virgin, the Guild President will intervene to pull her out of Grimm's collapsing dimension.
  • Kick the Dog: In the "Good Slave" ending, Fraylia's "reward" for bringing about the destruction of Orocu is having sex with Ruse and then watching as he's taken away, possibly to be executed.
  • Lie Back and Think of England: On the "Slave" path, Fraylia is repeatedly pimped out to various people on the pretense of improving Orocu's diplomatic standing.
  • Mad Scientist: Dr. Isaac is Orocu's premier expert in the field of robots. Among his theories is that robots should be able to get erections.
  • Magical Girl: Vanessa, the Guild's top mage, is said to be the most powerful mage in Orocu.
  • The Men in Black: Marcus runs Orocu's spy network and Kiltia prison, whose inmates are often forced to undertake missions that are too sensitive for the normal guild.
  • Morality Pet: Ruse serves as Fraylia's main reason for trying to stay on the straight and narrow path.
  • Most Common Superpower: Fraylia has G-cup breasts.
  • Obligatory War Crime Scene: After Fraylia destroys the Immortal organization, the player is treated to a scene of the elves getting wiped out by the orcs. Just in case there's any confusion as to whether or not this is a good thing, we see some poor elf girl getting raped.
  • Older Than They Look: Ruse is actually close to the same age as Fraylia, but looks and acts much younger as a result of the trauma and malnutrition that he suffered after his parents died.
  • Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The game has several scenes showing characters conferring with each other.
  • Oppressed Minority Veteran: Freylia came to Orocu during the Great Offscreen War, where she served as a mercenary in Orocu's army. After the war, the government stiffed her because she was a dark elf, and, lacking the money to return home, she became a permanent member of Orocu's immigrant underclass, eking out a living by undertaking dangerous and potentially degrading jobs.
  • Out with a Bang: The "Estrus Sex" ability allows Fraylia to potentially kill enemies with sex.
  • Prison Rape: Failing certain missions results in Fraylia being framed for a crime (usually a crime she was hired to prevent in the first place) and getting sent to Kiltia, a secret prison. One of the first things that happens to her there is being forced to share a cell with a whole bunch of men, with precisely the results you'd expect. A cursory look around the prison shows that there are other prisoners forced to suffer this. And one of the bad endings has her sentenced to prison for murdering the king.
  • Rape Leads to Insanity: Losing multiple boss battles causes Fraylia's sanity to deteriorate.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Once she is started on the "Sinner" path, Fraylia starts getting offers for jobs requiring varying states of undress, and, having been rather prudish up to that point, is reluctant to bare all.
  • Royally Screwed Up: The king of Orocu has been possessed by a demon.
  • The Scapegoat: One of the downer endings has Fraylia forced to take the fall for the death of the king, despite the fact that he was a demon.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Trying to throw the fight with the Futanian Tribal Elder won't result in her being spared; If Fraylia fails to kill her, Simon steps in and finishes the job.
  • Shameful Strip: On the "Slave" path, Fraylia has to spend several missions fighting in the nude.
  • Shipper on Deck: In the "Virgin" ending, Vanessa tries to push Fraylia and Ruse to consummate their relationship.
  • Slut-Shaming:
    • If Fraylia goes down the "Sinner" path, other people will treat her as promiscuous.
    • In Terma Village, you can overhear two ladies gossiping about the supposed promiscuity of Linda, who has been taken to be sacrificed.
  • Soap Opera Disease: If you manage to make it through the quest to defeat Danny the Orc without any major drama, then Ruse suddenly comes down with "Neysterbey Syndrome", which will kill him unless Fraylia retrieves a cure from a nearby mountain.
  • Stripperiffic: Fraylia's normal outfit consists of Chainmail Bikini. If that's not racy enough, if she takes the job at the pub, she is required to wear a uniform that leaves very little to the imagination.
  • Town with a Dark Secret: Terma Village plays with this. They're completely open about the fact that they sacrifice young women every year, ostensibly to please their barbaric god. What they're not telling people is that the village elders are raping those young women and then using the "sacrifices" as a pretense to kill them so that they don't talk.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • In the opening scene, Fraylia complains bitterly that she came to Orocu during the World War because dark elves were valuable to the human-led government, but now that the war is over, she's an outcast.
    "I, as a Dark Elf, was treated like treasure during the war, and got dumped like garbage after."
    • If you kill Grimm while holding a reputation as a "Sinner", the Guild disavows Fraylia's activities and thus she is blamed for the death of the king and spends the rest of her life in a secret prison.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: Throughout the game, there are rumors that Orocu is going to war.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Once Fraylia is put on the "Sinner" path, the player has the choice of having her take progressively more degrading jobs and make increasingly poor decisions. If her reputation gets bad enough, she gets disavowed by the Guild and ends up in prison, even if she happens to save Orocu in the process.
    • If you finish the game and then have your records carried over to a new playthrough, Fraylia gains the "Suicide Bomb" attack, allowing the player to instantly throw a fight and skip ahead to the consequences.
  • Video Game Perversity Potential: You actively have to work at screwing up enough to activate the "Sinner" storyline, but once you do, things get pretty far out there.
  • Yet Another Stupid Death: In the later chapters, it becomes possible to enter the warehouse down by the docks at night. This is, of course, the same warehouse that the game repeatedly warns you to stay away from. Entering it and trying to accost the robbers holed up inside results in Fraylia being drugged and gang-raped. There is no material benefit to actually entering the warehouse.
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