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Legimitate ruler of Yhilin. She is known as the Widow Queen since the death of her spouse. She is the target of a failed coup by the Kingsmen faction.[1] Steadfast and pragmatic, she allies with Simon in order to keep her kingdom stable, and eventually becomes a member of Simon's harem.[2]

StoryEdit

The leader of the Kingdom of Yhilin, AKA the Widow Queen. Janine seems to be a divisive figure among Yhilini, hated by some and beloved by others. As she reveals to Simon, she was married into another branch of the royal family as a political alliance. When her husband died of apparently natural causes, that alliance was broken and Yhilin spiraled into the chaos and corruption seen today.

Janine is a competent ruler, if somewhat overwhelmed by circumstances. She is very calm and level-headed, so it's no surprise that she immediately hits it off with Simon. After the party saves her during the plot, she is a major participant in the Doomed King plan and provides support in a variety of ways, particularly in the political arena.

From a psychological point of view, her conversation with Riala and Sarai shows very neatly her level-headed mind. The conversation about her deceased husband, on the other hand, beautifully describer her infinite loneliness.

During the stay of Aka's group in Ari-Yhilina, she shows both the steel fist[3] and the velvet glove.[4]

Her opponents portray her as an irresolute and an ineffectual ruler; a misconception Janine exploits during the early stages of the Doomed King's invasion. When factions launch a second coup attempt in the chaos, however, she demonstrates her resolve by organizing a prompt response.

After capitulating to the forces of the rechristened Doom King, Janine remains a polarizing figure within Yhilin, with some viewing her as a martyr, others as a whore. After working with Simon for months, from forming the Doomed King plan to implementing it to reform Yhilin from within, they finally acknowledge their growing feelings for each other and become betrothed. Ever selfless in the service of her people, her engagement only earns Janine a few minutes respite from the duties of state.

A future member of the harem, she and Simon have agreed to wait until they've done all they can for Yhilin. It's a safe bet that one of the Leaders spots will be hers. Unlike Carina, who is merely hesitant, Janine is resolute in having no intimate relations with the other harem members, though their camaraderie is much appreciated and is a source of happiness as Janine has few people she can truly call friends.

Relationship pointsEdit

Maximum affection is 100, at which you can have a conversation with the harem girl that will lock her affection there. Note that it's possible to maximize Janine's affection prior to her joining the harem, but she doesn't at that point have a conversation which locks her affection.

Janine wants to open up to Simon, but doesn't want to be pressed, so you should ask her about her husband but then wait to talk about it until she brings it up herself. Otherwise, investments in her country make her happy.

Base value: 50.

  • +5 for being especially thorough in the investigation prior to talking to Trin in the Outskirts.
  • +10 for investing in Anti-corruption campaign.
  • +5 for investing in Bridge Repair (pre-reunion).
  • +5 for investing in Yhilini Public Works (chapter 1 or post-reunion).
  • +5 for NOT talking to her about her husband by the start of Chapter 2.
  • +5 for talking about her husband (chapter 1 or 2, but chapter 2 is recommended).
  • Up to +5 for helping the underclass during Aka's route.
  • +2 for talking to her at Janine's retreat during the reunion.
  • +2 for investing in Bridge Repair (post-reunion).
  • +5 for investing in Yhilini Public Works II IF you already invested in it in chapter 1 (post-reunion).
  • Unmissable +5 from the start of chapter 3.
  • +2 for having her best evaluation about Victory Points "victory was crushing" after the Battle of Yhilin, OR -1 for "decent victory", OR -2 for "we struggled".
  • +2 for having her best evaluation about Chaos "remarkably contained" after the Battle of Yhilin, OR +1 for "ugly, but the situation isn't unworkable.", OR -1 for Merchant Quarter shutdown and "ugly, but the situation isn't unworkable.", OR -2 for Merchant Quarter shutdown and "It will take time for every layer of society to recover.", OR -3 for Merchant Quarter shutdown and "It will take a great deal of time for every layer of society to recover.".
  • +3 for having her best evaluation about Collateral Damage "I hesitate to say I rejoice" after the Battle of Yhilin, OR +1 for "though many were spared", OR -1 for "all these bodies weigh on my conscience", OR -3 for "I fear many civilians were killed", OR -5 for "I shudder to think of all the lives".
  • +5 for having the best Janine's evaluation "Honestly, relieved." about her feelings after the Battle of Yhilin.
  • +2 for discussing with her about her legacy in the throne room.
  • +2 for discussing with her about religion in the palace main room.
  • +2 for discussing with her about societal change in the palace tunnels.
  • unmissable +5 on returning from elven kingdoms.
  • -5 for funding Noble gratuity.
  • +5 for funding Infrastructure.
  • +2 for funding Arcane/sexual magical agreement.
  • +5 for funding Another House of Petitions in the slums, and speaking to the woman at its main desk.
  • +2 for funding Sex shop.
  • +1 for funding Fighting ring.
  • +1 for funding Succubus ring.
  • +3 for funding Large celebration, OR +2 for Medium celebration, OR +1 for Small celebration.
  • Unmissable +2 for observing her conversation with Orilise about romance.
  • +5 for having her best evaluations "everyone was quite impressed" or "everyone was rather impressed" at the Trade Negotiations, OR +4 for "will be worth it soon", OR +3 for "will be worth it", OR +2 for "worth it eventually".

Maximum legit value: 100 (+51 leeway).

Affection titlesEdit

None yet.

ScenesEdit

None yet.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Which may or may not have been manipulated by the Desecrationist Faction of the Ivalan Church.
  2. Not implemented yet, although there is also a good bit of attraction between the two.
  3. As shown by her dealing with her political uncle or her cutting analysis of the Kingsmen faction.
  4. As shown by her interactions with House Rose or Aka and company display clearly.


Characters
Party Members SimonAkaAltinaCarinaHilstaraNaliliQum D'umpeRobinUyaeVariaYarra
Guest party Members KaiTalOrcentVhalaAntarionGrubbakSho
NPC Harem Girls MegailTrinBaliaLynineOrilise
Allies DariElleaniFuaniJanineMestanMinNerandaRialaSaraiWynn
Unique orcs OrcentStarkThe ImpalerRalkeImplevon the ThirdGrubbak
Incubus Kings LustlordThe AnakThe EmpressThe Incubus KingLord of BloodThe FucklordSkullcrusherDoom King
Other Major NPCs AlononAndraAntarionDheriaEytriaFhelielCommander GeoffGinastaHesterIrisTynaWendisXestrisZelica

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