Here we have Aurora’s Nightmare’s second leading lady; Aurora’s friend and Ars’ fiancé, Tia. As with Aurora, let’s start out with Tia’s description from my reference document.
Height: 5’ 8”
Build: Tall, Slender, Very Attractive
Hair: Light Blond (long, stylish, perfectly arranged)
Dominant Hand: Right
Clothing: Typical Angellus clothing (mostly white, tight fitting, very fashionable). Engagement ring and other jewelry (earrings and necklace, fashionable, not gaudy).
Additional Note (Appearance): Likes to look her best. Strong, confident, and professional, but loosens up a bit when not at work.
Character Summary: Ars’ fiancé. She grew up with him and Aurora. She has always been very confident and enthusiastic about everything she does. She’s very professional and serious when working, but loosens up a bit at other times. She’s deeply in love with Ars, but tends to take advantage of his utter devotion.
Tristitia, or Tia for short, is one of a trio of childhood friends along with Aurora and Ars (the main character). Growing up she was the unofficial leader of their little group, a role that has persisted into the present. She and Ars started dating in their teens and, as the game begins, have begun preparing for their wedding.
Here’s some early sketches of her done by Hanbee Lee.
Tia is an extremely confident person, with the skills, both mental and physical, to back it up. She has a reputation of being the best at whatever she tries and is something of a natural born leader. As a result, she can be a bit vain and controlling as times, especially when it comes to Ars. But despite that, she’s a genuinely kind and caring person.
Her intellectual curiosity led her to a job as a research scientist. She loves her job and, along with Ars and her coworkers, is determined to solve Lucerna’s greatest mysteries. But such a task may be more than even she can handle…
When I was originally planning Aurora’s Nightmare as an ordinary novel, Tia’s role in the story was considerably smaller than Ars and Aurora’s. As such, I didn’t spend a lot of time fleshing out her character, focusing more on how the other two saw her than how she really was. However, with the change to a visual novel, I was given the opportunity to explore a number of different ways in which the story could unfold. As a result, Tia’s importance grew significantly, to the point where she’s featured just as prominently as her friends. She also gets a special role all her own outside of the main story.
In closing, here’s one of her poses, all ready to go in the game.