Varnir of the Dragon Star details Shardo, Jaiga, Nyarumo, Gran, field exploration, presents, and madness

Give witches presents to trigger special events.

Compile Heart has updated the official website for Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon with introductions to characters Shardo, Jaiga, Nyarumo, and Gran, and the field exploration, presents, and madness gameplay systems.

If you missed it, read up on our previous coverage of the game here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Get the new details below.

■ Characters

Shardo (voiced by Yuuki Tai)

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

Cardinal of the Imperial Order and a close associate of the Emperor. Capable and cool-headed, he deals with real issues in a practical manner.

Jaiga (voiced by Kanehira Yamamoto)

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

A dragon hunter and member of Evil Raven who fawns over Durandol and Rubyeye. A man who always comes up with a temporary solution including selling out his comrades to save himself.

Nyarumo (voiced by Kanako Ito)

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

Some sort of cross between a black cat and a bat that runs the shop at the Witches Roost. He is Zubaaha’s pet and can be a bit sarcastic.

Gran (voiced by Yoshiyuki Ito)

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

Zephy’s close friend and a knight of the Knights of the Reaper. A man with a strong sense of justice, he cannot abandon a person in need. He has complicated feelings towards Zephy, who has become a witch and subjugation target.

■ System

Field Exploration

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

In dungeons, you will find treasure chests and gathering points at which you can obtain items, as well as encounter obstacles and enemies. By using your weapon, you can break objects and attack enemy symbols, and even ride your staff to fly.

—Character-Specific Magic Actions

You can change the character you control at any time, and by using each character’s unique magic action, you can overcome various obstacles on the field.

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Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

  • Zephy: “Barrier Break” – Destroys magical barriers that act as obstacles in exploration.
  • Minessa: “Witch Loophole” – Escapes the dungeon and returns the party to the Witches Roost.
  • Karikaro: “Primitive Intuition” – Uncovers hidden treasure chests for a fixed period of time.
  • Laponetto: “Crossing of Light” – Creates a magical floor over areas you cannot cross.
  • Charlotta: “Sealed Extinguish” – Extinguishes crystals sealed in ivy to obtain its contents.

Presents

In the “Witches Room,” you can give the presents you obtain in dungeons or purchased at the shop to the witches.

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Each witch has things they like and dislike, and your favorability with the witches will increase if you give them the right present. When your favorability reaches a certain level, a special event will occur.

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Madness

“Scales of Madness” will always be present in the upper-right corner of the camp menu. This represents Zephy and the entirety of the party’s “Madness.” This is an extremely important element, which will fill up based on the actions and choices you make during the game.

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

When your Madness exceeds a certain amount, a special “Madness Event” will occur between chapters, and the story will eventually branch into a “Madness Route” full of despair.

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon

Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon is due out for PlayStation 4 on October 11 in Japan.

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