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A seven-year drought plagues the entire region surrounding the country of Nishtif, leading people to wonder if their goddess Scheknt has abandoned them. In contrast, young noblewoman Neqtia has lived a comfortable life insulated from hardship and suffering. One of the poorer surrounding countries, Djedi, sends their usual tribute of natural resources and livestock to Nishtif in exchange for the larger country's aid and protection. Rumors that two attractive slaves are among the cargo intrigue Neqtia. What lies in store for her after the slaves are brought to live at her family estate...?


Neqtia: Daughter of a wealthy noble, she is kind-hearted and sweet, but also naive about anything outside of her personal world. She can come across as self-centered due to her sheltered upbringing, but she is well-meaning.

Jyrik: One of the two slaves from Djedi, he was chosen from among the commoners because of his youth and handsome looks. Smooth, confident, and knowledgeable, Jyrik works in the garden of Neqtia's estate, but as he and Araerda are meant to be trophies, he's more like an exotic plant himself.

Araerda: The other slave brought from Djedi, she is considered one of the most beautiful women of her country. Araerda works as one of Neqtia's handmaids and is a kind, patient listener who takes to Neqtia instantly and showers her with compliments and attention.


Taarradhin is a visual novel done by Cyanide Tea for NaNoRenO 2014. As usual, all writing/programming was done by Lorelei while all of the art and UI design was done by Auro-Cyanide. Auro also came up with the story and characters this time around. The music is all stock music by Pierrot Lunaire. Special thanks to Kitty for beta testing!

Please also consider updating your graphic card drivers before playing Taarradhin. If you're having display problems, please check out this help page in the Ren'Py documentation.

If you play the game, please use the #taarradhin Twitter hashtag or Taarradhin Tumblr tag if you can!

Taarradhin won best EVN of the year in the 2014 VNs Now Best Ofs.

Published Jan 26, 2015
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
AuthorCyanide Tea
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure


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Taarradhin version 1.3 (Win) 70 MB
Taarradhin version 1.3 (Mac) 69 MB
Taarradhin version 1.3 (Linux) 72 MB
Taarradhin version 1.3 (All Platforms in One) 84 MB


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I was very impressed by this game! It's so cleverly done. 

The way the first "not real" endings goes make us completely sure that the true ending is how it's supposed to be, that ignorance must be fought against and that we must be brave to stand for what we believe is correct. I personally think that there is some kind of reward to people that are open to know the truth, accept it and willing to stand for what is right, even if it comes with a great cost.  Even without any reward, I still think it's worth it to be that kind of person, and that's why I love the final end.

The way all the "routes" end up working together as a whole "meaning-maker" is awesome. This game is one of a kind! <3

I have an uncomfortable feelings every time I approached the "not-true" ending, just like there is something off from the big plot... but then I am very glad and happy to the conclusion of the True Ending :')

Such a beautiful game! Both art and story-wise. Heck, even the music was great. The true ending was still very touching, even though this is my second time playing it. Thank you for sharing.

so i was wondering what cultural/ethnic backround are the people in the game based on? :) very curious

I was immediately drawn to this game because of its artwork. It's different and exotic. But the story was short as I played through different endings. To be honest, the game didn't do much for me.

I liked this game. Sure, it was pretty short but the story was really well developed! Loved the characters and art works, too! I weeped at when I got the "true ending." It was so heart-warming. I really like your works^^