The sky is darkening and the sun is going down … evil will soon grasp more firmly. In Black bookyou take on the role of a young witch named Vasilisa on a dangerous journey to save her lover. I’m going to share with you some details about what to expect from a young sorceress’s journey to the dark, rural corners of Cherdyn, her home.
Discover what it’s like to be a witch
In Cherdyn, the occult can be found at every step of rural life. Wise and knowledgeable people learn how to fight or command evil. Witches – or knowledgeable people, as they locally call them – have arcane knowledge strong enough to cast curses, spells, and even blessings. From their teachers they inherit their knowledge of spells, herbs and the arcane. Some of them even command a flock of unholy demons to obey their commandments.
Farmers often turn to those in the know with gifts asking for help in solving problems with any occult, arcane, or health-related matter. Everyone who knows has a history and a reputation, and your actions will shape the image of Vasilisa in the eyes of the citizens of Cherdyn.
Command your flock of goblins
Because of their nature, which comes from hell, the goblins are restless and want to torment, sow chaos and wreak havoc. Vasilisa, like anyone who knows, carries a heavy burden. Are you going to torture them or send them away to torture someone else even though it is sinful? The choice is difficult. Perhaps there is a clever way of having to do something pointless, but this is what you need to discover.
Unravel the secrets of the Black Book
The Black Book is a powerful and ancient artifact of unknown origin, intended to fulfill every wish of a person who manages to break all seven seals. The old Egor, her teacher, gave her this book in the rite of inheritance. The final seal is Vasilisa’s only hope of lifting her beloved from the dead and her only goal. She only has 40 days until his soul leaves this world.
After Vasilisa’s journey to break the seals of the book, you will encounter mythical enemies and creatures, some of which are folk tales and none other than that. With each broken seal, their power grows.
Fight against the unholy
Vasilisa’s natural talent for the occult makes her, along with the Black Book, a force to be reckoned with. The book has black and white pages – curses and blessings – both of which can be woven into Zagovors; powerful combination spells. Even with your powerful sorcery, your enemies require a unique approach to deal with them.
However, Vasilisa is not all about fighting evil and casting spells. She is well versed in card games and doesn’t shy away from playing a round or two of Durak, a local card game that you can also play with your companions or locals.
Strengthen yourself with protective spells, amulets and herbs
A little magic rubs off on many things, such as amulets, ritual objects and many others. The earth itself springs up with magic and gathers amazing properties in herbs and roots found around Cherdyn. Choose the right trinkets for the trip, stack magical herbs and travel into the unknown.
Together with Vasilisa you travel on the edge of the worlds and find the thinnest edge where worlds collide. Your actions will determine the outcome of your adventure, including their companions to take with you. Stay true to your moral compass, prepare well for battles with evil and discover what it is like to be a time-honored witch …
See you in Cherdyn, Knowers.
A cross between card-based role-playing games and adventure games, Black Book is a haunting story of a young sorceress who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Immerse yourself in the cold but seductive world of Slavic folk tales – and discover the secrets hidden in the dark. A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her lover – but that dream is shattered when her fiancée dies under mysterious circumstances. Longing for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks the Black Book – a demonic artifact that is said to be powerful enough to grant anyone who discovers all seven of its seals every wish. Join Vasilisa on her adventures through the rural landscape as she solves the needs of the common people by confronting demons and performing exorcisms. Reveal the Seals of Black Book Unleash infernal spells on your enemies! Collect magic cards and new skills as you progress. A historical adventure Solve puzzles and complete side quests as you learn more about life in the Slavic countryside. Lead a demonic flock. Send demons to fulfill your commandment, but be careful – idle demons will torment you if you can find them nothing to do! Myths and Legends Explore a world based on North Slavic mythology. Learn from an in-game encyclopedia created with the help of expert anthropologists – and find all the folk tales hidden in the game!