Shared Beauty

Entrant 2024

Night Asobu


Shared Beauty is a dark fairy tale about jealousy, friendships lost, and aging, set in a fictional medieval German village.

Once upon a time, there was a poor village—one you and your friends hope a marriage to The Honourable Odan will save.

In an attempt to help the beautiful Faralda secure the noble's heart, you convince her to undergo a spell of youth and beauty. The noble falls head over heels for her, and all seems to be well.

It's only when the rest of you notice signs of premature — and rapid — aging that the spell's real cost is known.

Will you sacrifice your life for the village's — and love's — sake? Or will jealousy and desperation consume you?