US: 09/18/2018 EU: 09/21/2018 ANZ: 09/28/2018

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World

In a far-off land, deep beneath the mysterious town of Refrain, lies an unexplored underground labyrinth.

One day, a witch arrived at the town with the intention of exploring this labyrinth...

Story

This is the story of a faraway world, where faint traces of magic still linger. A world called Tanis. The mysterious town of Refrain resides there.

Deep beneath that isolated and forsaken town lies an unexplored underground labyrinth. Nobody knows who built it, or when it was built.

Some say it holds treasures that could control the world, treasures that could make one immortal, and a slumbering demon king whose awakening could end the world. But no one knows for certain.

What is known is that the labyrinth is filled with cursed miasma, a substance that brings death to any human it touches.

One day, a witch arrived at Refrain with the intention of exploring this labyrinth.

Her name was Dusk Witch Dronya.

She had in her possession a legendary book, said to have been written by the only man to explore the labyrinth and survive. The Tractatus de Monstrum...

Refrain—The Town Atop the Ancient Labyrinth

Our story begins in this forsaken place. The quiet town of Refrain is located due west of the royal capital. One must cross three separate mountain ranges to reach it. For this reason, the town rarely receives outsiders.

In the past, visitors would travel far and wide to Refrain, having heard rumors of its underground labyrinth. But as the labyrinth continued to prove too daunting to be conquered, visitors to the town became more scarce, until they stopped coming altogether.

The Underground Labyrinth

The labyrinth is situated at the bottom of a well in the town square in Refrain's west district. Rumor has it that the labyrinth is overflowing with treasure, but no one knows for certain.

A deadly miasma permeates the ground beneath Refrain, and 568 people are confirmed to have died while exploring the labyrinth. Even the labyrinth's sole survivor eventually succumbed to the effects of miasma exposure.

Witch Covens

When a witch creates puppet soldiers, she places them in a group called a coven. Several covens can be placed in an even larger group called a witch brigade.

Puppet soldiers are considered Manania. When exposed to the high concentrations of magic found in the labyrinth, these inert dolls spring to life as fully-formed, sentient beings.

Characters

Dronya
Luca
Tractatus de Monstrum
Neldo
Residents of Refrain
Aster Knight
Shinobushi
Theatrical Star
Peer Fortress

Dronya

The Dusk Witch

A beautiful raven-haired witch, cloaked in black robes.

Dronya serves the king as a court witch, and is called the Dusk Witch due to her brilliant red-and-blue eyes.

She is also known by another name: Baba Yaga.

Dronya

"Explore the mysterious labyrinth and bring back rare magical items... That is what you want, yes?"

Luca

The Witch's Apprentice

Dronya's young apprentice and traveling companion.

An upbeat, excitable child who is easily moved to tears and laughter, often alternating between the two.

Despite her young age, Luca can perform a variety of household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, and doing laundry.

Luca

”Wooooow! Look, Madam Dronya! Crabbies! Li'l pinchy crabbies!”

Tractatus de Monstrum

The Fabled Cursed Tome

A legendary book, scribed by the only man to uncover the secrets of the labyrinth and survive.

As the player, your soul has been sealed in this book.

Tractatus de Monstrum

Neldo

The Mysterious Youth From the Labyrinth

A silver-haired young man who keeps a sword at his waist. Neldo is a trained warrior who specializes in sword techniques.

He disapproves of Dronya's exploration and eventually emerges from the labyrinth to confront her about it.

Neldo

”...Don't test me, witch. Stop exploring the labyrinth this instant. I won't warn you again.”

Residents of Refrain

Petrone

Acting governor of Refrain and chairman of the Petrone Company, the largest market in town. It was Petrone who sent for the Great Witch, Baba Yaga, to investigate the Labyrinth.

Claus

A butler in service to the Petrone Company. Polite, professional, and respectful in all his interactions with others. For this reason, he is perhaps too accommodating when demands are made of him.

Juliet

Wealthy heiress of the Flandre Company, the second-largest business in Refrain. The people of Refrain hold her in high esteem and address her Lady Juliet as a sign of respect. She is never seen without her signature blue-and-white parasol.

Maylee

A chipper, outspoken young woman who works at the bakery. Her passon for bread is second to none, and she wakes up bright and early every morning to prepare fresh loaves for the day. It bothers her when people think she's older than she really is.

Nemto

A master craftsman whose dextrous hands belie his enormous frame. As a man of few words, his apprentice Fritz does all the talking for him. Despite his appearance, he is actually quite fond of children.

Fritz

A young boy, not much older than Luca, who works at the craftwork shop. He can be a little bratty, but he works day and night under his mentor, Nemto, so that he can become a proud craftsman himself one day.

Marietta

A one-eyed nun who resides in the town abbey. She lives a modest life of frugality, with potatoes serving as her main food source. Despite being a servant of God she will indulge in some vices, such as eating meat and drinking wine, should the opportunity present itself.

Aster Knight

Foot Soldiers of the Witch

Knights who worship the stars above. Armed with heavy lances that require two hands to wield, they are capable of inflicting considerable damage to a single target.

Though somewhat lacking in speed, they are among the best attackers to place on the front line.

Skills

War Spire Crit rate +50 when attacking with a lance.
Mental Fortitude Survive fatal damage with 1 HP, one-time only.
Aster Knight

Shinobushi

Assassins of the Labyrinth Depths

Practitioners of a fighting style from the Far East. They wield two blades at once to cut down enemies with overwhelming speed.

They make up for their frail defense by concealing themselves from enemies.

Skills

Shadow Step Enemy attacks more likely to miss.
Dual Blade Expert 50% chance to strike with both weapons.
(S+ proficiency required.)
Shinobushi

Theatrical Star

Jingling Dancers of the Battlefield

Stage dancers who perform for audiences in large theaters.

With their enchanting dances and cursed bells, they provide support from the rearguard by inflicting status ailments.

They are good at building rapport with their allies and generating combo attacks.

Skills

Love, Hate, Love Doubles all Rapport gains and losses.
Healing Chime When equipped with a bell, recover 3% max HP each turn and 20% max HP at the end of battle.
Shinobushi

Peer Fortress

Impenetrable Iron Walls

Lumbering soldiers covered head to toe in heavy armor for maximum defense.

They wield shield-like punching daggers called katar, fighting on the front line to defend the party and create openings for counter attacks.

Skills

Siege Shield Recover 5% max HP when using the Defend/Fortify Coven command.
Guardian's Soul 10% chance to intercept enemy attacks. Increases to 15% for each katar equipped.
Shinobushi

System

Summary

Conquer the Labyrinth

As the Tractatus de Monstrum, a legendary book owned by the witch Dronya, you are tasked with exploring the labyrinth of Refrain on her behalf.

Since you are just a mere book, you must rely on the many puppet soldiers that you can bring into the labyrinth to fight for you.

Each puppet soldier is handcrafted by Luca and has different battle skills.

Covens: The Soul of Your Witch Brigade

In Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, players will explore the labyrinth while commanding characters arranged in groups called covens.

A single coven can contain multiple puppet soldiers. Each soldier's power and skills affect the performance of the coven as a whole. Battles consist of multiple covens attacking and defending themselves from enemies.

Look Out for Monsters Roaming the 3D Halls

The labyrinth itself is a 3D dungeon that the player will explore from a first-person perspective.

On the map, enemies are represented by symbols. Coming into contact with these symbols will trigger a battle.

Battle System

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Lead Your Covens in Battle

During battles, you will command up to five covens. Battles will progress by sending your covens to attack enemies.

You can perform attacks with all the Attackers assigned to your covens, unleash different special abilities, and arrange your covens in variety of formations to gain the advantage in battle.

Mass Battles With Up to 40 Characters

Only three characters in each coven can directly participate in battle. But depending on the coven, up to eight characters can be assigned to a single coven.

5 Covens ✕ 8 Characters = A maximum of 40 characters that can participate in battle. This is the true power of the witch brigade.

An Abundance of Battle Features

During battle, you have many options for dealing with enemies.

You can unleash unique magical abilities called donum, order your puppet soldiers to perform combination attacks, inflict Critical Gore on enemies by destroying their weak points, and arrange your covens in formations to received combat advantages. Your orders will make the difference between victory and defeat.

Each puppet soldier's personality affects their rapport with one another, so it's important that you continually refine your strategy.

Donum

Special abilities that can be used by each coven. Some donum can inflict large amounts of damage to enemies, while other donum can inflict status ailments, enhance abilities, and provide healing. Each soul pact used to form a coven has different donum available to use.

Some donum have specific requirements before they can be used, such as "sacrifice an ally" or "deal the finishing blow to an enemy."

Donum Echoes

When covens unleash their donum, a explosive phenomenon known as a Donum Echo may occur. Donum Echoes have a rare chance of occurring when two or more donum are unleashed in succession. When they occur, a portion of the power source meter will be consume to increase the donum's power.

Donum Echoes can be triggered by any donum used by an ally or an enemy, and each donum grows in power with each successive echo.

However, keep in mind that Donum Echoes will increase the damage you may receive from enemy donum, so take care not to use donum too often.

Critical Gore

If a critical hit occurs when attacking an enemy, there is a chance that it will destroy a vital part of the enemy's body. This is known as a Critical Gore, and the enemy's stats will severely decrease depending on the destroyed part.

Focusing on critical hits to gain the upper hand in battle is a good strategy, as there are many ways for a coven to generate critical hits.

However, allies can also experience a Critical Gore and have their parts destroyed. Furthermore, if an ally's head is destroyed, they will be incapacitated until they can be repaired.

Formations

Your covens fight in a single formation that is split into a vanguard and rearguard.

Covens can assume different types of formations, each of which produce different effects.

The All-out Attack formation puts all covens in the vanguard.

The Pincer formation puts the left and right covens in the vanguard, and the center covens in the rearguard.

The Convoy formation puts all covens in the rearguard.

Offense Force & Defense Force

As the Tractatus de Monstrum, the player has access to unique skills that can indirectly impact battles.

By using the skills Offense Force and Defense Force, you can increase a puppet soldier's attack and defense for a short time.

There are other skills besides Offense Force and Defense Force, including one that increases the amount of EXP earned after battle.

Power Source

During battle, the power source meter will slowly fill as your covens attack and perform other actions. The more it fills, the more likely it is for Attack Resonances and Donum Echoes to occur.

Product Info

Standard Edition

Limited Edition

  • Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
  • Deck of Tarot Cards
  • 4 Lapel Pin Set
  • Hardcover Art Book and Bookmark
  • 2 Disc Official OST
  • Collector's Box

Standard Edition

Limited Edition

  • Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
  • Deck of Tarot Cards
  • 4 Lapel Pin Set
  • Hardcover Art Book and Bookmark
  • 2 Disc Official OST
  • Collector's Box

Digital Edition