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The Arcana

TitleThe Arcana
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
DeveloperNix Hydra Games
PublishersNix Hydra Games
LinksWikidata, IGDB, VNStat


You are a prodigy of the magical arts, left to your own devices by your wandering mentor. Make choices that shape your story as you fall headfirst into a whirlwind adventure, filled with a colorful cast of characters who all have one thing in common: their interest in you.

Delve deep into the heart of intrigue, and uncover a murder mystery that still hangs over the city like a shroud.

Be careful what secrets you reveal… yours is not the only fate that hangs in the balance. Magic and mystery await. Who will you love and who will you condemn?

[From Apple App Store]

The Arcana is a serialized story that updates with new chapters every few weeks.

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Main characters

MeasurementsHeight: 173cm
Birthday13 June
HairEye Covering, Short, Wavy, White
BodySlim, Tanned, Young-adult
ClothesBlouse, Boots, Choker, Coat, Hat, Pendant Necklace, Scarf, Shawl, Trousers
PersonalityCurious, Mischievous, Mysterious, Non-Binary, Protective, Relaxed, Secretive
RoleFortune Teller, Magician, Mentor


The wandering magician with a wealth of secrets.

Favourite food: Blue-tongued skink
Favourite drink: Lapsang souchong
Favourite flower: Belladonna

BodyAdult, Pale
ClothesCloak, Eyepatch, Gloves, Mask
RoleInfamous, Medical Doctor, Unpopular
Engages inRevenge


The fugitive doctor who hungers for revenge.

Favourite food: Lobster claws
Favourite drink: Black coffee
Favourite flower: Wolfsbane

AliasesCountess, Nadi, Noddy
MeasurementsHeight: 178cm
Birthday8 July
HairClaret, Gradient Colored Hair, No Bangs, Parted in Middle, Sidehair, Thick Eyebrows, Violet, Waist Length+
BodyDark, Makeup, Young-adult
ClothesBracelet, Detached Sleeves, Forehead Necklace, Ring, Transparent, Unusual Hair Ornaments, Waist Cincher
PersonalityConfident, Refined, Strict
RoleNoble, Popular, Wealthy, Widow
Engages inRevenge


The widowed countess of Vesuvia, whose word is law.

Favourite food: Spiced swordfish
Favourite drink: White wine
Favourite flower: Lavender

HairBun, Long, Orange, Parted to Side, Ponytail, Shaggy
BodyAdult, Freckles, Pale
ClothesBandanna, Blouse, Choker, Hip Scarf
PersonalityCurious, Friendly
RoleMaid, Poor


The trusted handmaiden with a penchant for snooping.

Favourite food: Bread pudding
Favourite drink: Beer
Favourite flower: Sweet pea

Side characters

AliasesCount Lucio
HairBlond, Short, Sidehair, Slicked Back, Unusual Eyebrows
EyesRed, Unnatural Sclera
BodyAdult, Pale
ClothesBrooch, Cape, Gauntlet, Ornament Hanging from Clothes, Sash
PersonalityCruel, Selfish
RoleGoat, Noble, Spirit
Subject ofDeath, Prosthesis


The Count of Vesuvia who died mysteriously, and whose presence still lingers over the city.

Favourite food: Ox tartate
Favourite drink: Red wine
Favourite flower: White rose

MeasurementsHeight: 208cm
Birthday10 September
HairBlack, Chest Hair, Parted to Side, Shaggy, Shoulder-length, Stubble, Thick Eyebrows
BodyAdult, Muscular, Olive, Scar, Tall
ClothesAnimal Pelt, Bandages, Collar, Decorative Belt, Hood, Torn Clothing, Wristband
Subject ofDebt


The fearsome outsider who owes an onerous debt.

Favourite food: Smoked eel
Favourite drink: Black mead
Favourite flower: Forget-me-not