It's been roughly 3 weeks since I first announced this mod on Discord, and now, the time is finally upon us! Everyone, welcome my second mod ever, the Lily Bloomerchen mod, to the fold!BIOGRAPHYLily Bloomerchen was an affluent teenager from Stair Second, the planet Earth from an alternate universe. She once lived a luxurious life inside the mansion of the reputable Bloomerchen family. However, even that lifestyle would end in the blink of an eye when a catastrophe befell her world, caused by a phenomenon known as the Great Void, spawning countless nightmarish creatures, dubbed SoulDregs, as well as the attention of a warlike alien race known as the Bashai.
In a single night, Lily lost everything, and was forced to helplessly watch her brother being savagely devoured by a monster. Mentally overwhelmed by the horrific image of what she witnessed, and the inconceivable idea that everything she had was gone, she snapped. As the Void's unknown energies consumed the area, the ruins of her brother's room were filled with maniacal laughter, and they became the birthplace of one of the most vicious enemies mankind has ever known. Lily gave in to Desire all too easily, and she became the DesireWorker of Madness, granting her superhuman physical attributes, as well as the ability to materialize a scythe out of thin air from Desire.
Since that moment, like air for the lungs and rest for the weary eyes, bloodshed and the prospect of death became necessary for Lily's happiness. She joyously slaughtered thousands of creatures, no matter their alignment, in a relentless pursuit of one foe who would be powerful enough to kill her. So intoxicated she came to be by this ambition, that no wound, however grievous, would faze her anticipation for that which could deal a final blow to her. Eventually, a young man named Tenebris faced Lily, and proved capable of reigning victorious against her. However, much to the mad girl's dismay, he spared her life and took her as a prisoner and DesireWorker in rehabilitation of the refugee site known as Grasscover Camp.
After many failed attempts by numerous people at restoring Lily's humanity, the two fought once again, with the initial promise that this battle would be her last. However, before the moment of execution, Tenebris understood at long last that it was not carnage that she craved, but her own demise. Taking advantage of this mindset, and in a final attempt to convince the girl to hang onto her life even just a little longer, he struck a deal - if Lily can aid him and the other warriors in the camp in their efforts to defend Grasscover Camp and push back the horrors of the Void threatening it, he would use his great power to kill her. Reluctantly, she accepted, knowing power as great as his was not so easy to come by, and for years, her time would be spent either in a holding cell or on the battlefield in defense of the camp.
In the end, the man who promised her death disappeared, in which she saw enough reason to leave the camp to continue her pursuit of strong enemies, until eventually, she joined the villainess Haru Estia and her followers in her quest to destroy all life in the Void.
Fifteen years since the tragedy, Lily fought a goddess, going by the name Roska, and was easily bested in combat by her divine power. She was then thrown outside of the area conquered by the Great Void, in a separate timeline, inducing permanent amnesia of all the events that took place up until the present. When she first opened her eyes, she saw a world in danger, and her new greed became the salvation of its people. This former menace to society soon became lauded as a hero, winning countless battles against foes who would've otherwise destroyed mankind.
To this day, Lily remains humanity's last true hope against the many threats it faces.
This mod features:
-four skins: SoulWorker, Advancement, DesireWorker and SoulJustice
-five basic offensive powers
-two voice packs to choose from - a default hero one, and a more villainous one to better fit the DesireWorker skin
-two effects packs to choose from - default, and one that better fits the DesireWorker skin
-three loading screens
In order to install either voice pack, you must overwrite lily_v.zss and lily_m.zsm inside sounds/eng/l/i (in the game directory) with the same two files located in sounds/desire or default/eng/l/i, inside the mod directory.
The procedure is the same for installing either effects pack - overwrite the .xmlb effects files in effects/char/lily_bloomerchen (in the game directory) with the same .xmlb effects files located in effects/default or desire/char/lily_bloomerchen inside the mod directory.
Please also make sure that you have overwritten the powerstyle file with the one from this newest update, as it contains changes necessary for the full implementation of the alternate voice and effects packs.VERY IMPORTANT
: If you have Outsider's Quake mod, then before you install this mod, make sure to backup 11601.igb inside ui/models/mannequin and 11601.igb, 11602.igb and 11603.igb inside textures/loading. They are, respectively, the model for Quake that you see when you're in the character selection screen and he's not on the team, and her loading screens. Lily's mannequin and loading screens overwrite hers. Also, make sure that Quake is not on your roster when you start a new game. Not taking these measures can result in glitches.
Link to the mod: https://www.mediafire.com/file/7yexudk4agnqe5g/Lily_Bloomerchen_V1.3.rar/file
Mod showcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YK3onTRopo&feature=youtu.be
(the version of the mod in this review is 1.0)
Gameplay video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vtsGZfU-a8&ab_channel=corvetterules
DesireWorker voice and effects packs showcase video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwHEHlI3p6M&ab_channel=corvetterules
Credits can be found inside the README.txt file inside the mod archive.
All in all, thank you for showing interest in this mod. I am very excited to be sharing it with you all, and if you're impressed by my work so far, then you can definitely expect more content from me down the line.
Until next time, have a good one. Corvette, taking off.