SOME SWORD/SOME PLAY

You are a professional duelist, bound to the service of your noble patron, the eccentric Marquessa. But that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun.

You'll meet:

  • Good-natured Bailey, muscular and easy-going, your friend of many years. But could you be more than friends?
  • Mysterious Lumi, a magical seer, submitting to the will of fate. Can you fulfil Lumi's prophecy?
  • Stern Roan, your commanding and uncompromising nemesis. But maybe you could learn to take instruction?

This is a NSFW piece of Interactive Fiction. I mean it. Please don't play if you don't like smutty things. It contains graphic descriptions of erotic adventures (as well as regular descriptions of non-erotic adventures). Please read the Content Warnings before proceeding.

(On the initial play, I suggest you pick How To Play" or Begin Game" from the main menu. The "scene select" will let you jump to specific scenes, but won't make much sense on the first playthrough.)

CONTENT WARNINGS

This interactive fiction contains:

  • Graphic text descriptions of sexual activity.
  • Mild consensual DS/BDSM play (including spanking and some degrading language, mostly optional).
  • Some light, playful boundary pushing.
  • Heavy flirting and innuendo, only some of which is skippable.

It does not contain:

  • Any depiction or threat of non-consensual sexual activity.
  • Any homophobic or transphobic incidents or language.
  • Any NSFW illustrations (the title card is as visually NSFW as it gets).

It is not intended as a depiction of SSC/RACK sex.

HOW TO PLAY

The "How To Play" option will take you through a short tutorial, but for reference:

Simply click on the option you like best when prompted. 

For the most part these options are things your character will say or do.


However, if an option is wrapped in pluses (as below) it is asking you, the player, to make a decision about the truth of the game universe.


For example, you will be asked to choose the pronouns and sexual characteristics of you potential partners. This is not (obviously) the protagonist's choice, but rather the player's authorial decision. (All three main romances are playable as any combination of M/F/NB with any configuration of naughty bits.)

The other symbol to be aware of are options wrapped in minus signs; these indicate exits from the current scene, and can be used to avoid sexual scenes that you're not interested in.


Doing so will not block you from completing the game.

A few more tags and symbols to be aware of:

  • “[LIE]" indicates a lie.
  • “[SECRET]" chooses this option as your characters secret. You only have one, so choosing a SECRET option will lock off the other SECRET options.
  • “::: TEXT :::" indicates the link takes you to a new chapter.

There are some light puzzle elements, but failing to complete them successfully will not gate off major content, nor prevent completion of the game. This is intended to be a chill and hopefully stimulating experience, not the Dark Souls of getting off.

Note there is no Save facility: a playthrough will take 20-30 minutes, so allow yourself time. (It can be left open in a tab, of course, just don't close it.)

CREDITS

StatusIn development
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(726 total ratings)
AuthorJemma Topaz
GenreInteractive Fiction, Adventure
TagsAdult, Dating Sim, Erotic, ink, NSFW, sex, smut, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsMouse, Touchscreen

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I need more Lumi!!

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and the Marquessa!

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really hope this is not the end. Hoping to see more soon!

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Unbelievably good

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Nice game, it was really calming and cute even when you follow the seer dirty path xD

Im looking foward to more games like that now, ur so tallented

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This game is so good. Never stop, please.

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Oh I love this so much. Love the stories for each characters, love the intimate moments. I caught myself smiling like a fool. Such a beautiful writing!

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hey, i dunno if you (jemma topaz) still read these comments, but i feel like i’ve been the only hardcore fan of this game (mostly roan, actually, entirely roan) for over two years, to the point that my obsession has spawned new OCs, fanart, and smutty fanfiction. its been changing my brain chemistry since i played it girl! 

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I do read them, yes! Are any of your OCs, fanart, fiction online? Link me! Either here or at twitter (@MonikerErsatz).

In any event, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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sorry to leave you hanging for a month!!!! here's the link to my DW post with some basics about my oc and a fanfic i just finished: https://lesbocannibal.dreamwidth.org/1777.html and you can keep tabs on my DW if you want to see more about the ship! again thank you so much for writing this game!

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I love love love this game. Hits just the right spot in story and smut.

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the  most fun I've had in these style of games where its wall of text then answer a, b, and c

(+3)

Short and sweet

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I hate the fact that I can't download this game because it's so fucking good.

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Man, i just played through this once and was extremely sad to see it end. I do hope thay there comes to be more at some point.

(+5)

What an incredible piece!! I play a lot of interactive fiction and this is one is definitely special. The world building, the dialogue, and the characters are really engaging. I was instantly drawn in to play the other routes as I finished my first. 

(+1)

Will we ever be getting more of this?

(+14)

I wish! Major medical issues have left me unable to program (at a keyboard,  sitting up) for extended periods, so most of my creative work is now fiction. 

I would love to return to this world, but it's unlikely.

(+6)

insert darth vader yelling "NOOOOOO"

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true, i've been searching for somethin as goood as this for months.

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And unfortunately this is all we get

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lumi lavender " the femboy " feels literally canon.

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ey you got the same name as mine, wanna smash?

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no.

Can we get a Android version pls

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This is actually incredible and I don't just mean the smutty bits. The world building and the incredibly clever ways the MC is left anonymous are genius. I'm a fan of in depth character creation but I found myself really loving how little we got to say about our MC and how it left everything to our imagination. And all the subtle hints or casual comments explaining what kind of world this is without a lore dump was so incredibly impressive to me. This is just an amazing short story as a whole and I really enjoyed it.

Also I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed Lumi's scenes. Actually learned something about myself lol. I love this story for what it is but I'm also going crazy trying to come up with some good scenarios for the Countess/Lumi threesome. I would definitely pay for a sequel or a dlc type thing.

Thank you!

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>Hi, I'm Lumi Lavender, she/her

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You probably spent a lot of time making this. Damn, I wish I could have the time to learn and become as good as you. Not only the story, but also the level of programming really hit me hard. I have to login just to say this.

Just one problem. The game offer a lot of choices which I believe are not so matter. It would be better to have only around 10 or 12 choices in one chapter, I think

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I believe it is because too much text would appear at once. and It can also help with immersion on the first playthrough.

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so well-written, really hot but with a light touch that feels propulsive and still game-y! amazing! so glad I stumbled on this from one of my bundles! Thank you for sharing and I would love to see more IF from you!

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evil big bad reveals herself and prepares her epic introduction.


Me: "I don't care."

Truly a perfect game.

(+4)

absolutely need more of this

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Hello! Your game was my first contact with NSFW text-based ficction. I had a wonderful experience with it, you write very well. As a Brazilian I would be very happy to see a PT BR option in your game, so more people can have the same wonderful experience I had. I work with translations, you can read more about it here.

Also, the option to change the gender of the characters is a nice touch, good work all around.

- With all respect, Alex

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Hi Jemma,

Thank you so much for making and sharing this amazing creation with the world! It is extremely well written, I love the characters, and the whole story is undoubtedly a super fun experience. The choose-your-own-adventure aspect was super fun and it all felt like a comprehensive and complete experience. 

In addition, the 18+ elements were super enjoyable, but also made me feel positive — not something that’s often the case when enjoying this sort of media. It was extremely mature and tasteful and I loved the customizability of all the characters (pronouns, etc.), it made it feel like anyone could enjoy this. 

The characters were all well-written, I really appreciated their different personalities and the flirtatious nature of the Marquessa. Overall, this is an amazing project and I hope to see more amazing things!

Thank you :)

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Thank you!

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super fun

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Super well written and hot!! love the unique format and amount you can customise in terms of gender/body!

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This was fun and cute.  I only wish it was more than just oral and hand play.

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this was so fun. for a very short story the characters were well fleshed out (i miss them already) and the world felt real. i was hoping it would be much longer and i'd be excited if you were to extend upon this or write something similar in future !

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Made an account just so I could express how I appreciate this. Writing's preem, pacing and dialogue are solid (no pun intended), and neither the conversations nor the action disappointed. Brought back that magic that I used to feel when first reading Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books, and I thank you dearly for that.

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It's really good! Well-written, well-paced and balanced with some action and some romance. An interesting setting to boot! Are you planning on writing a continuation? That would be amazing.

(+4)

Loved this fiction, as I said in my rating. I just finished your List and I just want to say thank you for letting me be cismale in this. In fact, just thank you for letting all of the players be any combination of pronoun and body comp. I do love that two of the three find you adorable and that in both you get to be a bit bratty, as I'm personally a switch. I personally hope that you get a chance to write more interactive fiction, or perhaps more fiction in this setting as it gripped me almost as much as the lovely scenes.

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Ahhh, this is excellent. I've been hoping to learn how to write interactive fiction and this is great inspiration!

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First time in a long time I've read something and I'm sitting here smiling and giggling like I'm in middle school again. 1000000/10 

Definitely making fan art for this!! 

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THIS IS TO FUCKING GOOD YUM YUM YUM

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I love this game! I want to write fanfic on AO3 about these characters!

Please do! And let me know if you do!

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This was nice. Lumi made me realise I might be more dom than I thought. I did not expect to feel the way that I did when I realised what they were into. 

I didn't like Roan calling MC a loser. I don't mind name calling in this context, but loser just comes over a bit too malicious to me. 

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Yeah, I don't know if loser is harsher in some places than others; here (mid UK) it's moderately mild, but the US might be different, for example. Roan is supposed to straddle that line between almost being too much of an asshole - sorry if it didn't work for you. 

(+4)

this was fucking awesome, i hope you make more of this because it was fun to read

yes im a nerd

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This one was really fun. I haven't finished all the stories yet, but I love them. I really like the setting, and I wonderend if you, the Author, have any stories published? I would love to read more written by you!

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Yes! Two books (https://books2read.com/ap/n7dLg2/Jemma-Topaz), some short stories (https://www.scribblehub.com/profile/68692/jemma_topaz/), and some fanfic (https://archiveofourown.org/users/Jemma_Topaz/works)

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Somebody needs to pay this guy to make this into an full story visual novel!

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