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Once every few centuries, a special night arrives: the Dead Moon. Without fail, creatures from the Netherworld will attempt to travel to the world of the living to carry out their nefarious plans under the moon's sinister glow.

One of these creatures is Morten, a lich who accompanies his demon friend, Behemoth, to gather some magical components. However, things go awry and he ends up a head, with his body parts and his grimoire, the source of his power, gone missing. As such, he is forced to rely upon Mariah, a tragically naive young nun, to hunt down his body parts and get his revenge. And he only has until dawn to do it.

Along the way, he picks up various allies in the form of:

Robin, a paladin in life who has picked up some major self-esteem issues in death.Fenral, a werewolf who's taken to hiding in the nearby forest.Dahlia, an innocent ghost who occasionally forgets that she's dead.Vlad, a mage and vampire who wishes people would look past his species and stop expecting him to be so stereotypical.

and Hilda, a green-skinned witch who shows up to lend a hand from time to time. The game can be downloaded for free here.

Tropes used include:

  • Ascended Fanboy: Vlad is a huge fan of Robin.
  • Badass Adorable: Dahlia, Behemoth, and Mariah.
  • Batman Gambit: The entire game focuses around gambits being pulled by Morten, Behemoth, and Hilda, who are all
    • Out-Gambitted: by Mariah. She admits in the end that Hilda might have been a threat if she had noticed her true intentions, but in the end, fell for her act as well as the rest.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Hilda, who uses Behemoth and Morten against each other, but Mariah is a better example.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Subverted. Despite her allies all being undead and monsters, Mariah is hailed as the most popular queen in centuries.
  • Grey-and-Grey Morality: Pretty much everybody who isn't outright evil is either stupid and easily manipulated. The only genuinely good person in the entire game is Robin - fitting, since he was a paladin in life.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Robin's weapon of choice.
  • It Amused Me: Hilda and Mariah.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Mariah, who puts on a terminally naive act for the sake of some entertainment.
  • Stop Being Stereotypical: Vlad hates being seen as stereotypically vampiric.