I draw pictures. I write stories. I do things.

The costumes were not very definitive as these characters existed more of concept than of physical bodies. Their personalities, however, were very real to me.

Another break before more characters.

Keras Rueli

Importance: *****

Her name isn’t very deep, but her last name was definitely a memoir to an old friend. Maybe if the real life me didn’t move homes so many times, it’d feel better.

Born to a family of nobility in the Abruran region, her Angel mother Winel Rueli and Demon father Luchs Asher Narset lived happily with her and her older brother Geas Rueli. One day, Luchs went mad and murdered his wife in cold blood and was going after Keras next before Geas stopped him with a swift stab through his back. Geas also had lost control but before he did, he told Keras to grab the music box and run. Run, she did, as Geas escaped from the crime scene and Kerlunhun was assigned to this case soon after. That’s how the chase began.

The real life me was fine with the story of my character feeling victorious until I went crazy and put a face on this boss to validate myself. She was the straw that broke the camel’s back, the big bad boss that Choja wanted to murder until their insides spread across the floor. What came afterwards was my imagination building for her side of the story. Everything built up within Keras and created the six other stories to prove that my character was doing something wrong.

In the end, it worked.

Gemiri Fanen

Importance: ***

His name is another bashing of particles, it keeps going. The Fanen are a family of judicial power on the continent of Abruran, which is on the other side of the world from Lunivesta. Gemiri and his older brother Kerlunhun arrive at Lunivesta to hunt down a criminal who escaped there.

Gemiri to say the least is a massive pervert and does his best to flirt with the ladies as much as possible without very much regards to his job. Even so, he’s handy with his spear and not really a bad guy in comparison to his brother.

He does have his limits though, which he learned from trying to seduce Mernyn and Ramas, two Demons not to be messed with. Heh.

Mernyn Rawi

Importance: *****

Her name isn’t as creative either, a definite pattern. She shows up in the first story as a thick set of armor with a full cover helmet which made her seem like a dull character. However, she removes the armor after the first story and shows up in every story besides Book 3 (the flashback) to receive the most character development in the series without being a protagonist.

She has a pretty awful backstory. Her mother died during her birth and she ended up a Demon (the wings on her head and the markings on her face) instead of an Elder and her father decided to disown her. Her ability as a demon was that she could form Blood Weapons which rip and shread with edges as sharp as a steel edge. She was also bisexual and had extreme tendencies to push herself on others, so she was a handful to deal with for Viruna. Despite all this, she matured into a character that was more of a hero than Choja ever was and regardless was unrecognized for her deeds.

Unfortunately, by the end of the final story, she ends up dead.

Viruna Rawi

Importance: ***

A priestess of the religion of the Goddess. The Goddess is the definite religion in the land of Lunivesta. Her name was another mishmash of word particles and you will definitely see more of these instances pop up in later character names. She’s also an Elder, a race of humans cursed to live for ten times longer than the normal lifespan; however, this only appears rarely as the other character who’s an Elder is Professor Riften Crosier.

Choja meets Viruna during his quest (whatever his quest is) to deliver the king’s parcels. It’s not a very long conversation as Viruna talks with the other villagers and agrees to go with Choja after much debate. She sounds boring in the first story but she gains more depth later on.

She also brings her younger sister along for the journey.

I definitely have more characters, but I’m tired so give me a couple hours to rest and I’ll be able to post more then!

Saari Hiragawa

Importance: ****

A long lost sister? It’s another of those dumb fantasy story cliches! I guess it could be just an illegitimate child that the father had a while ago. The origin of this character’s name came from an English test (if the test makers are looking, don’t sue me please) and her character design looks like an older Marona from Phantom Brave.

Choja finds Saari at an inn at the first village he arrives at and moments after they meet, a few villagers bust through the door and accuse Saari of stealing. A few thrown knives and the two lock themselves in one of the first floor rooms and they talk it out when Choja finds out Saari’s his sister. They climb out of the room’s window and manage to sneak out of the village to head to the next one.

For a small role like “the protagonist’s younger sister”, it’d feel like she had less influence in the stories, but later in real life, I learned that she had a definite effect on the characters in the world than Choja mainly because Choja was busy obsessively trying to murder the antagonist she helped the other protagonists and eventually became a well developed character.

That strikethrough is not a mistake, by the way.

Choja Hiragawa

Importance: ***

The origin of the name is pretty simple. I really liked chocobos. When I was making a game in Player Worlds, I bashed some word particles absentmindedly and got Choja Maseda. I later threw out Maseda in lieu of Hiragawa and that stuck. It’s also one of the two Gaia Online characters I made which explains why the character looks so boring!

Choja Hiragawa, of course, was a terrible self-insert character with all the perks of being overpowered. He had both parents with a nice cozy home and trained for three years of basic magic under the watch of Professor Riften Crosier. His goal is that he wanted to be a hero just like Harakatsu who has his own statue in the center of the capital Lunivesta. The king, though, thought that Choja wasn’t up to the task and just sent him on a delivery route from the north around the west to the south and then back to the capital. It’s the average boring fantasy story where Choja meets new friends, makes new enemies, defeat the big bad guy, etc.

For me, the story would have definitely ended like that and I would have strutted around the internet lording over everyone like an overinflated moron for a long while if I didn’t get unhinged from real life in the first place.

Unfortunately, I did, and that’s how everything began to unravel itself.

Old Choja is complicated.

Around 2003 while I was in school, my grades started faltering and I had a mental breakdown which started into a downward spiral and eventually I actually thought I had multiple personalities. The psychiatrist took that information and prescribed me medicine that made it worse. In the end, I made up a series of stories to keep myself from dropping myself off the face of the earth and it did work for a while. After I graduated from school, I mellowed out and I kept these stories to my close friends.

The series used to be called Alteria but due to its name being similar to another certain series (wink wink nudge nudge you know), I wanted to rename it Miser Murder because its title is accurate to what happens in the stories. It was supposed to be seven stories made into games but that would have been if things went right. It spanned over seven years and would have been such a mess anyway. One of my friends said I was chuuni as hell and well, I have some really strong evidence that proves that I really am pretty damn chuuni.

Anyway, it’s been nine years since it started and I want these stories somewhere other than in my head. I’ll be posting the characters, locations, and short summaries of them as soon as possible. Everyone who reads this should know that they’re childish and petty, but they definitely put perspective into gear for me. In summary, the old Choja Hiragawa is complicated.

I call it Goodbye Garlic because I realized I was out of garlic halfway through.

Spaghetti with green beans, carrots, chicken pieces, oil and garlic. Don’t forget the garlic.