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I've decided to hold an audition for the character voices in my RPG Maker project.
Those of you that wish to participate, please post your audio samples in this thread.
Suggestions, scene ideas and dialogs are also excepted, but please try to keep on topic.
There are no deadlines to the audition, since more characters will eventually have a voice, so I'll update this thread whenever a new voice is required.
The requirements are:
- A clear audio voice sample (not a lot of static or microphone sounds in the background).
- A clip where the voice is similar to one of the references.
- The voice must be in English.
Note, that I might apply an adjustment to the speed and pitch.
One thing to keep in mind, this audition isn't a simple fun and games matter, it's primary purpose is to find a voice for each character.
So it's something that only those who are fully prepared to submit audio samples should join, and those that are not prepared or feel that they will not be able to give support in the future should avoid, which is why I chose the word audition.
Elirica will have only one voice actress, as will the rest of the cast of characters.
However, there will be circumstances when random voices are needed, where pretty much anyone can participate.
As of now, I am only concerned with finding a voice for the leading role, once that part has been decided, I will open more auditions for the other characters as they are needed.
Also, not every scene or character will have to have a voice, what I'm looking at is having voices for the: opening sequence, character introduction scenes, alternate endings, battles, and the occasional filler scenes.
Elirica and the characters that are in party may have small parts on the field, such as "Barrel!!", or when Elirica reacts to something in front of her.
The opening sequence in itself will require a voice for: Elirica, the Prince in Elirica's dream, several maids and servants, Elirica's mother and father, the Puni Prince, the story tellers around the campfire, Revirna, and a possible narrator.
The first prince mentioned will be a character that I have yet to create, and aside from him, only Elirica and Revirna matter as far as the voice is concerned, since they are both characters that will make regular appearances.
The Puni Prince is not a regular character, he will only appear in the opening and during alternate endings.
In addition to the characters created for this story, there will be several cameo characters appearing from time to time.
So far, I've decided to include Gotou (Mana Khemia 2) as a party member, and I'm looking at having Eisel (Atelier's: Elie and Viorate) and Viorate (Atelier Viorate), or Iris and Yuveria (Atelier Iris's: 1 and 2) as a rival party that may appear during the alchemy exam, the Viorate or Iris team will appear depending entirely on a variable or action that the player has already taken, and I'm hoping to include battles, so they might require a voice.
The following is still in development:
[Elirica Adelind] ((Voice: Calidynd))
Class: Amateur Alchemist.
Young and naive, she has never actually had to work before, since she has always had a maid tending to her needs.
She lacks sense and skill, but is not a bad person, and her personality will develop, or regress, based on the players actions.
'Elirica comes from a wealthy family.
She has dreamt of marring a prince from a faraway land ever since her childhood.
On Elirica's 18th birthday, her father announced that her dream would come true, and that he had arranged for her to marry a prince.
Elirica was overjoyed when she heard this news, but when the prince was introduced, Elirica found that he was far from anything she had expected.
He actually resembled a Puni.
With her hopes and dreams crushed, Elirica lost control and leapt through a window, fleeing the scene.
It's hard to tell as to how far Elirica ran, since she wasn't paying any attention at the time, but she eventually grew tired and hungry, and fell unconscious in Brume Forest.
Elirica awoke to find herself in the workshop of an alchemist by the name of Revirna, who had apparently nursed her back to health.
However, Revirna is a very 'money-driven' individual, and expects full compensation for the expensive herbs that she used to heal Elirica.
Elirica could always ask her father to pay off the debt, but since she doesn't want to marry 'Puni-Boy', that is entirely out of the question.
Revirna decides to take Elirica in as an apprentice, so that she can earn her way out of the debt.
But when the alchemist has to leave town for a month and places Elirica in charge of the workshop, what will the poor aristocratic, amateur alchemist do?'
Voice reference: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
Age: She has been 18 for the past 10 years (real age: 28).
Class: Master Alchemist.
Personality: She is a miser, and seems to be a bit touchy whenever the subject of age is brought up.
Revirna always has some sort of angle on the situation, if there is a way to make money fast, she will probably consider it, regardless of who she has to exploit.
Revirna is a well acclaimed alchemist, she graduated from one of the finest academies at the age of 16.
Revirna found Elirica unconscious in Brume Forest and nursed her back to health with a special portion.
When Elirica awoke, she found herself in Revirna's workshop.
Elirica's first impression of Revirna was that of a highly sophisticated and well educated individual, that takes great pride in her work, which was true, to a certain extent.
Revirna sat and listened contently as Elirica explained the events she had gone through, all the while nodding her head with an elegant and understanding smile, upon finishing Elirica stood up, thanked the hostess that had been so kind to her and politely walked to the door.
But, she was stopped by the voice of Revirna asking 'Where do you think your going?'
Elirica replied stating that she didn't want to overstay her welcome.
At this, Revirna explained that Elirica wasn't going anywhere, and that the herbs used in the potion to restore her health were very costly, and that Elirica would have pay off her debt before she could go.
Revirna's appearance seemed to change from that of a kind hearted good Samaritan, to the cold exterior of a strong willed business women, who had no intention of letting generosity enter the picture.
Elirica asked how much it cost, and Revirna replayed with a sinister look, that it would be 5000 cole, not a lot, to someone that was raised with an excessive amount of money, and Elirica started to replay with the statement that she will ask her father to compensate her next time she sees him, but as she started the realization hit her that if she returned to her home, then she would be forced to marry the ugly 'puni-prince'.
At this point, Revirna explained that if she wanted to pay off the debt, then she would have to work under Revirna as an alchemist apprentice.
Picture, similar looking character.
Playable: Not yet decided.
Voice reference: 1.
The following is still under construction:
Age: Unknown, he is immortal.
Class: General of Shaded Meadows.
Personality: He hates everything, humans and Phyro in particularly, though he might like a certain elf that is the founder of Phyro's fan club, he will never admit it.
Stubborn and always finding fault with others, he will often use praises such as: stupid human, stupid girl, stupid boy, stupid chair, stupid door, stupid wall, etc.
Voice reference: 1.
Personality: She is very strict and follows a personal code of chivalry, so she is quite often disgusted by her lords actions, though she remains loyal for unknown reasons.
A brilliant tactician, much of the time she has to correct the mistakes of her lord, who is usually given the credit for her work.
Voice reference: 1.
[Lord Gabrius Gusto] ((Voice: Palsa))
Personality: A narcissist, he is his first love, so to speak, the type of person that spends hours in front of the mirror.
He believes himself to be the ideal man, that every women is in love with, which is almost the case, for those that do not really know him.
Voice reference: 1.
[Prince Puniuses the XIII]
Class: Prince of a faraway kingdom.
Personality: Not much is known about him, and nothing more then what is seen should require an explanation.
He appears to be a whinny, spoiled brat, that has received everything he has ever wanted, who really hates it when he doesn't get his way.
Voice reference: 1, 2.
I'll update this later, but feel free to post if you like.
Also, if anyone has a suggestion for a name change, please let me know.