Hello, Mythies! This is Nine, and I’m actually gonna write this post myself since it’s some pretty big news, as well as me trying to clarify some stuff because it seems like people are confused by the whole “Gender Canon” thing.

I’ll start with the big news – the final beta test build of Chapter Three is going out to the testing team today. I put out a call on my Discord to expand the team, and since the bulk of the story and the most intensive parts of the code were already beta tested over the past two months, hopefully that means you’ll be seeing a release in the near future.

Yeah, that’s right. A release. I’ll do an overview of the trials and tribulations around Chapter Three’s progress when I write the release post, but I don’t forsee the future chapters taking quite this long unless I somehow have another extraordinarily bad year.

Or, perhaps, I’ll have a really good year, which would let me quit my job and take on Mythos as a full-time job, letting me get the updates out even faster! This is doubtful, unless I get like… a lot of Patreon and SubscribeStar support. Health insurance is expensive.

Now on to something else. Or rather… back to something else: the Gender Canon blog post. It looks like there’s still some confusion around what I was trying to say, and I think I may have over-explained it. I’m going to try to summarize this as succinctly as possible:

When the Main Character of Mythos: Book One is referred to in anything outside of the game (stories or comics or whatever else I create), it will be as Kylie Nelson.

That’s really it.

Here’s some important points:

  • I am not taking away your choice of gender in this (or future) games
  • The things you do in your own playthrough aren’t invalidated
  • Future games will have prompts where you can “fill in the blanks” so that your Book One MC will be whatever you chose

If you’re familiar with how Darth Revan was approached in the Knights of the Old Republic canon, that’s exactly what I’m doing here. They could have never written the novel “Revan” without making a “gender canon” choice just like I’m doing, as Revan could be anything the player chose. 

The game is 20 years old, I’d better not hear anybody upset about spoilers about freakin’ Darth Revan.

So, in summary – play the game however you want, but more importantly:

The Chapter Three Beta is in the final testing stage!!!!

Keep the Legends Alive!

– Nine