Soundless - A Modern Salem in Remote Area -

Soundless - A Modern Salem in Remote Area -
TitleSoundless - A Modern Salem in Remote Area -
AliasesSoundless
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
Developermilk+
Publishersmilk+
Unkenbro
LinksRenai.us, VNStat

Description

—Despite all the singing around her, her world was soundless.

A small village cut off from the rest of the world, Phada, spends its days slowly, idling away time by speaking with one another, eating with one another, and dedicating all their attention to studying scripture. With a population of only 145, the governing body of the town is the Group, the name of the miniscule clergy that inhabits the church at the top of the hill. They worship a protective God comprised of two halves: the "Barrier" defensive energy and the "Expulsive" offensive energy.

In a town where all you can do is socialize, young Mercy is denied this. Since birth, she has seen the unseen, and was taken in by the Group after losing her parents. Upon turning 10 her vision seemingly became corrupt, causing panic among the villagers. It was decided by the Head Priest and the Holy Woman that the only way to deal with this curse is to aggressively apply the "antibiotics."

In other words, isolate Mercy until she stops seeing things.

Now an empty shell of who she once was, 15 year old Mercy attends school and is constantly bullied by her classmates, some truly afraid of her, but most seeing her as an easy target. The sudden death of the 25th Holy Woman startles the village, causing many to believe Mercy's curse is spreading and for her abuse to become more aggressive. Then, one day, the Head Priest reveals God has given them two young Holy Women rather than one.

When classes end the next day, one calls out to Mercy.

"I can see it, too."

[From official website]

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Protagonist

Mercy
HairBrown, Ponytail
EyesGreen
BodyDark, Teen
ClothesNightgown, School Uniform
PersonalityCoward, Distrustful, Low Self-esteem, Naive, Stoic
RoleOrphan
Subject ofAssault, Bullying, Child Abuse, Clinical Depression, Curse, Discrimination, Domestic Violence

Description

Her parents died when she was eight, and she was taken in by the Group and now lives in the church. In order to cope with her poor treatment, she's cut herself off from any emotions. She believes it is her solemn duty to continue to endure the abuse, as she knows no other way of living.

[From official website]

Main characters

Auma
HairMultiple Tails, Straight, V Bangs, Waist Length+, White
EyesBlue
BodyDark, Teen
ClothesBell, Cape, Circlet, Dress, Ribbon Hair Tie, School Uniform
PersonalityInsightful, Kind, Moody, Protective, Puffy, Rebellious, Strange
RoleNon-human, Popular, Priestess, Twin Sister
Engages inFlirting, Singing

Description

The New Holy Woman of the Barrier energy. Representing safety, tranquility, and a protective force, she's notably kind to Mercy, but that's only due to her God-given nature, or so it seems.

[From official website]

Clara
HairBrown, Orange, Short
EyesBlue
BodyDark, Short, Teen
ClothesRibbon Headband, School Uniform
PersonalityCruel, Distrustful, Holds Grudges, Obedient, Possessive, Stutter, Timid
Engages inBullying, Revenge
Subject ofTeasing

Description

A timid girl that's often seen clinging to Delilah. She will do anything Delilah asks of her. Because of a certain grudge, she treats Mercy cruelly when Delilah is not around.

[From official website]

Delilah
HairBlack, Multicolored, White
EyesBrown
BodyDark, Pale, Teen
ClothesSchool Uniform
PersonalityHardworker, Kind, Protective, Religious, Serious, Stoic
RoleHonor Student, Popular

Description

The top student at the school in both academic and religious studies. She is aloof and dutiful. Her rigidness and above and beyond grades come from the fact that she is the only daughter of the Expulsive family, one of the two clergy families.

[From official website]

Faust
HairBrown
EyesBrown
BodyDark, Teen
ClothesSchool Uniform
PersonalityCruel, Immature, Moody, Selfish, Smart
RoleDelinquent, Infamous, Villain
Engages inAssault, Bullying, Sadism, Teasing

Description

A boy who enjoys tormenting Mercy. He sees the village-wide abuse as an opportunity to vent his frustrations with the world around him. Known for being particularly disobedient compared to his peers.

[From official website]

Head Priest
HairGrey, Short, Short Bangs
EyesBrown
BodyOld, Pale
ClothesGlasses, Robe, Stole
PersonalityInsightful, Mysterious, Religious, Strict
RoleLegal Guardian, Priest
Engages inReligion

Description

A nameless man who runs the Group and village with an iron fist. He is seemingly benevolent and once treated Mercy like his own daughter, but now stays distant.

[From official website]

Nyn
HairWaist Length+, White
EyesRed
BodyDark
ClothesCape, Circlet, Dress, School Uniform
PersonalityCold-hearted, Protective, Reserved, Taciturn
RoleNon-human, Popular, Priestess, Twin Sister

Description

The New Holy Woman of the Expulsive energy. She represents aggressive defense, the removal of toxins, and the force of annihilation. While she herself doesn't constantly abuse Mercy, she can get hostile with her words and prefers to stay away from her.

[From official website]

Yiea
AliasesHoly Woman
HairLong, Parted in Middle, Straight, White
EyesBlue, Kitsuneme, Red
BodyDark
ClothesCape, Crown, Eyepatch, Robe
PersonalityKind, Mysterious
RoleNon-human, Priestess
Engages inSinging
Subject ofDeath, Injury

Description

The 25th Holy Woman. Like the Holy Women before her, she takes on both halves of the God and acts as a channel for the energy and Its words.

[From official website]