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A Hero's Purpose (NG VGM Challenge)

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I made this for the NG VGM challenge. More specifically, this was for Ectibot's group, "The Forgotten Journey".

Honestly, this was a lot of fun to make (despite how much CPU the project used up). I had decided to go for multiple progressions in one song, signaling multiple sections/segments for said theme.

If I don't manage to finish another song before the year's over, then this song will be my 2020 tribute.



0:00 - Introduction/Exposition

Let me begin to tell you a story about a journey of the hero known as "The Forgotten One". In the forgotten land of what was Allenstadt, there was once a young orphan boy who was prophesized to defeat the soon revived Demon King of Algaborg. Not much is known about him, but his feats, according to those who have heard the story, are thought to be otherworldly. However, his origins are that of true struggle.

1:42 - A Hero's First Missions

The boy's initial tasks were never simple. He had to train and endure himself to perform very harsh tasks. Despite the harshness and difficulties, he chose to pursue the foretold prophecy of becoming the hero of Allenstadt.

2:46 - Transition

3:00 - An Attempt to Find One's Purpose

Soon, the boy had to his purpose as a hero. At first glance, it sounds very simple. In reality, it is quite difficult. The hero chose to pursue more hard training, gruesome missions/tasks, and even facing a few bosses along the way. However, that may be just the surface. It could be months or even years until he is ready to face the Demon King of Algaborg.

4:15 - Interlude

4:42 - Lurking Treat

Something is wrong. What could it be? There is clear something wrong. The ground shakes. The trees viciously sway to the sudden harsh winds. What is lurking among the landscape?

5:59 - Transition

6:17 - Boss Battle

It has come. The boss battle has begun. Who could it be? Could it finally be the Demon King of Algaborg? Will the hero survive? Could he defeat the Demon King of Algaborg? The fate of his land depends on whether or not he can defeat the Demon King.

6:45 - Climax

The hero could be on his last legs, or the boss is about to be defeated. The hero can't give up. He has town to save, if not the whole land.

7:26 - Transition

7:35 - Conclusion

The Demon King of Algaborg has finally been defeated, but at what cost? Hundreds (if not thousands) of citizens of Allenstadt have witnessed the battle, but only a select few were to remember the whole journey.


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4.28 / 5.00

Dec 3, 2020
8:00 AM EST
File Info
18.9 MB
8 min 17 sec
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