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Wind Child Black is a downloadable PC RPG created by Valkyria Games and released by Aveyond Kingdom[1], created with the RPG Maker XP engine.

It takes place on an unnamed world, where in ancient times, four legendary heroes defeated the evil Red Knight just as he nearly summoned a dread god to destroy the world. Ten thousand years later, this legend is all but forgotten by most people. Instead, a Cold War between two kingdoms threatens to heat up, one nation has already been destroyed in a startling betrayal, and there's a lunatic on the loose killing people.

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Into this world, we meet Alexia Lecester, a Plucky Orphan girl who lives with her foster father and sister in small farming hamlet.While delivering produce to market one day, her sister is snatched off the streets by a strange figure in armour, leading Alexia to take off after her. From there, adventure and hilarity ensue.


This game contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Ecchi's father disowned her and exiled her because of her sexuality. and then we meet Renee's parents, who are murdering bastards hiding behind a respectable veneer.
  • Action Girl: Three of them, no less, to varying degrees of Action Girl-dom!
  • And Show It to You: The commander at Fort Abigail has his heart pulled out of his chest by the Black Knight. Thankfully, not in any graphic detail.
  • Beast Man: Only two, so far; the fox-like Renee, and the lamia Ecchi. then we meet Renee's older sister, Holly.
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  • Berserk Button: For Alexia, it's messing with her sister, or being a bad parent. For Fremon, it's being a criminal or enemy of the Imperium. For the Black Knight, it's being born Tceitchkan.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Alexia's shown herself to be a capable fighter and not a person to trifle with, but when she learns what Renee's parents did to their children, she loses it so bad she MAKES IT RAIN, which as far as this world goes, makes her exactly as scary as the Black Knight!
  • Bilingual Bonus: Despite being set in a fantasy world, several real languages are used; Ecchi peppers her speech with Portuguese words, Lytan speaks a word or two of Swedish, and Alexia speaks one of the various Romani dialects and swears in Romanian. during her nightmare on the Kaze bridge, she wakes up screaming the Japanese word for "Daddy!"
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  • Big Bad: A confusing example. At first, it seems to be the Black Knight; then Azura is introduced. It seems she's manipulating the Black Knight for her god.
  • Big Damn Heroes: A subtle version, but in the climax, Fremon overcomes his fear of the Black Knight to save Lytan's life.
  • Blood Knight: Appropriately, the Black Knight. He casually wipes out entire military bases on his own.
  • Blow You Away: The Black Knight controls the weather, and weaponizes hurricanes to destroy military bases and people alike. It's implied that all the Kaze could do this.
  • Cliffhanger: It ends on one. Alexia is arrested for the destruction of Fort Abigail, and her friends are intercepted on their way to rescue her by the FREAKING Black Knight of all people, who sends their airship crashing to the ocean. Hopefully the sequel will get out of Development Hell soon.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: The various Knights. There was a Red Knight, there's the Black Knight, and Azura calls herself the Blue Knight. It's later joked that there's a Green Knight and a White Knight somewhere out there.
  • Cool Airship: The Sea Scythe, Lytan's pirating vessel.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It gets to the point where one wouldn't be surprised if the game wasn't set literally on the World of Snark.
  • The Ditz: Renee has some...unusual ways of looking at the world. Being raised by immortal pixies may do that to you.
  • Drop the Hammer: Ecchi's weapon of choice. Since she has no legs, one wonders how she uses it effectively.
  • Elemental Powers: How magic is applied. Alexia uses water/lightningmagic, Renee uses fire, and Fremon uses earth. Ecchi, the only character who can use magic naturally, avoids all this in favor of healing and debuffs, but can learn powerful spells from all the other elements via Blue Magic. And then there's the Black Knight, who's weaponized the weather, and can decimate stone fortresses with tornadoes.
  • Empathic Environment: The Black Knight can control the weather through sheer will alone, although it's suggested this is a skill all the Kaze could do. Then it's revealed that Alexia can do it, too.
  • Enemy Scan: Ecchi's Soul Peer spell does this quite well.
  • The Fair Folk: The Alvwa, the race of forest spirits that raised Renee. They used to be humans, but they used magic to become diminutive winged beings so long ago that they've forgotten things like emotion and what houses are for.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Devverans fill in for Norweigans and Swedes, the Imperium seems to be equal parts Roman Empire and British Empire, the Kaze are clearly Japanese, what with the samurai and ninja. There are other cultures mentioned, but not seen. The Azari seem to act as a fantasy-version of pre-Ottoman Middle Eastern cultures.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: Alexia is fond of calling people 'Nenorocitule', which is a Romanian curse (literally it means, 'poor devil', culturally it occupies the same place 'motherf***er' fills in English.). Ecchi is even worse, sounding very much like a Portuguese sailor at times.
  • Genki Girl: Renee has flashes of this, to go along with her occassional forays into The Ditz territory.
  • Gratuitous Portuguese: Every other word Ecchi says.
  • Grey Rain of Depression: When Luke and Laura find the baby, it's raining quite hard. it's implied that the baby is Alexia, and she's making it rain out of sorrow and pain.
  • Final Solution: The Imperium betrays and wipes out the Kaze people because of faulty intelligence reports saying the Kaze were siding with Thibasene.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: A Kaze father rushes a company of Imperium archers to buy a Kaze woman and his daughter time to escape. It's implied this man was Alexia's father.
  • Ill Girl: Lytan's sister Amelia is said to be too sick to be above deck on the Sea Scythe. It's not mentioned much after that, though.
  • Jerkass: Lytan comes off as one when he's first introduced. Turns out it's just his pirate-spiel. Commander Set turns out to be a real one at the end, imprisoning Alexia on evidence he admits is circumstantial at best, and gloating about how he'll eventually hang her for being Kaze.
  • Kill 'Em All: The Black Knight's agenda concerning the Tceitchkan Imperium. He REALLY doesn't like them, can kill them by the hundreds with a thought and a hurricane, and has been doing this for sixteen years. The Only reason he hasn't wiped them all out is because for all his power, he's still just one man, and there are an awful lot of people in the Imperium.
  • Last of His Kind: The Black Knight is rumoured to be the last of the Kaze people, and that the Imperium's extermination of the Kaze is the reason for his massacre. if Commander Set is right about Alexia, the Black Knight may not be the last of the Kaze after all.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Although it's hard to tell from the RPG Maker sprite artwork, Ecchi seems to be quite attractive (and artwork[2] from the developer shows this.) She's also unabashedly lesbian. Oddly, Azura seems to be one as well.
  • Living Shadow: The enigmatic and very malevolent figure that spurs Alexia to leave home in the first place. It seems to be pulling the strings of both Azura and the Black Knight.
  • The Lost Lenore: Ecchi is a rare non-fatal version of this for Azura. It's implied that Ecchi's illness is what drove Azura evil. Azura herself can be seen as another non-fatal version, with her insanity and evil being what seperates her from Ecchi.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Azura to the Black Knight, and the Shadowy Figure to Azura.
  • Military Brat: Fremon, although he's not much of a brat.
  • No Fourth Wall: An in-universe example: Alexia has a dream about Azura speaking with the Shadowy Figure. The Shadowy Figure realizes they're being watched, and begins speaking to Alexia as if she were in the room, revealing that it's not a dream, but a vision of something currently happening.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: The Black Knight wants to kill every last Tceitchkan, man, woman and child. He occasionally makes it clear that if he ever accomplished this, he'd then move on to the other nations of the world to start it all over again there.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: The Black Knight, full stop.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Averted. While they don't do [i]much[/i], Lytan's pirate crew is introduced raiding an Imperium ship, and later on, bombarding Azura's island base.
  • Psychic Powers: Alexia has dreams of the past and present, but not the future. She says she inherited this from her Grandma Hazel. It's implied this has something to do with a spell the Kaze used to educate their children.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Azura is really Ecchi's wife, Cygness. How psycho is she?
The first time she met Alexia, her initial response was attempted murder.[3]
  • Raised by Wolves: Or Raised By Immortal Pixies, same thing.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Ecchi looks about twenty-three, and by her own account, that is roughly how old she is in her society. In reality, she was 2,000 years old when she fell into a magical coma, and that was ten thousand years ago.
  • Romani: Alexia is half-Chergari, which is a real Romani clan. She openly admits that she has stolen in the past, before she was adopted by her foster family, and proudly boasts that she can con anyone. It's implied that she's actually at least part Kaze.
  • Simple Staff: Alexia's weapon of choice.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the Black Knight arrives at Fort Abigail, Fremon and Alexia choose to leave with all due haste, rather then risk being slaughtered.
  • Sky Pirate: Lytan operates as one, surfing the sky in his father's prototype airship and pillaging Imperium ships. He's rather proud of it, really.
  • Snake People: Ecchi is a lamia. It's implied there are more somewhere out there.
  • Space Cold War: There's one hinted at between the Tceithckan Imperium and the Kingdom of Thibasene. It's been going on for decades. Commander Set wants it to heat up so he can take over.
  • Stylistic Suck: The pirate maps you can find and use to find caches of hidden treasure are intentionally made to look hand-drawn. And not very well hand-drawn, at that.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Fremon and Lytan do not like each other, are not afraid to let anyone know they don't like each other, and are forced to work together to survive. They do pretty well together.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Fremon is determined to be the one to bring in Lytan for his piracy. It's a matter of family honour, as Lytan has eluded Fremon's father for years.
  • Wolverine Claws: Renee's weapon of choice. She uses the spiked-knuckle versions.
  • You Killed My Father: Both the Black Knight and Lytan have a grudge against the Tceitchkan Imperium for this reason; for Lytan, the Imperium killed his father for his ship designs. For the Black Knight, if you believe the rumours that he's the last living Kaze, the Imperium betrayed and massacred his entire people. The difference between the two is that Lytan understands there are innocent civilians in the Imperium who don't deserve his wrath. The Black Knight does know this, he just doesn't CARE.
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