For those of you who aren’t familiar, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight explores a land on the edge of oblivion. Evil spreads, the dead rise, and corruption reigns. One priestess named Kaho from the village of Lun is their last hope as she journeys to find a cure to the curse.
An audience with her majesty, the queen, would surely save the land — but time is short and each night darker than the last. In today’s blog post, I wanted to introduce the cast of characters which frames this tragic world (I recently spoke about my inspirations and the development of Momodora: RUtM over on the ID@Xbox blog, so make sure you head on over and check that out).
Kaho is a priestess from Lun, a small, secluded village. She’s a dutiful girl, strongly following the religious teachings from her homeland. After her village was attacked by spirits of the underworld, she was tasked with the mission of finding the source of the curse and sealing it away. For this, she travels eastward, where the source of curse appears to be coming from. Her arrival at the Kingdom of Karst is particularly shocking: not only have the citizens lost all their faith in their gods, they have succumbed to ghastly forms, causing harm to others.
A young knightess in service of the Queen. She roams the streets of Karst City, looking to help those who fall prey to wandering spirits.
A sentient spirit, who crossed the border of the world of the dead and arrived at Karst City. He constantly reminisces about the days when he was alive, when the kingdom was in a much different state.
Lubella is an undead being that leeches off living things to sustain her own life force. Living in a small settlement in the countryside of Karst, Lubella was born with no family, and forced to do evil deeds to keep surviving. She slowly developed into a person who takes pleasure in causing mischief. After death, she assumed an immortal state with an ever-growing lust for power. Her current goal is to usurp the noble throne of Karst. Lubella is fond of recruiting lesser servants, who are tasked to find great sources of life force. These servants usually don’t live long, as they are either killed by Lubella, or killed by her prey.
Pardoner of the abandoned Convent of Esselin. For a woman of faith, she has a heart filled with spite and hatred, and is particularly resentful of the Queen of Karst, who influenced the population to abandon the Convent’s liturgies. Fennel is very impulsive and sensitive. Since the spread of the curse, she’s been suspicious of everyone who steps into the Monastery.
A mysterious woman surrounded by dozens of cats. Although of no faith, she dwells inside the Convent of Esselin. It seems she is at least a century old, considering she’s well informed on the detailed history of past rulers.
Those are all the characters we are introducing here today. We hope you’re excited to meet them and that you enjoy Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight on Xbox One available now!