If you’re making your way through Dragon Star Varnir, chances are you’re going to want to obtain the true ending of the game.
The true ending is of course the best, the one that will bring you the most joy after playing Dragon Star Varnir for 30 or more hours. But to get it, you have to fulfil a number of conditions.
Firstly, you need to ensure that the party insanity meter doesn’t fill up as you play through the game. You can see it on the upper right-hand side of the menu screen, and it fills up over time as you die, use dragon abilities, and select certain dialogue options. Perhaps make a new save at the start of each chapter in order to keep it in check as you play. If the meter gets full at any point, you’ll end up with the game’s bad ending.
Secondly, you’ll need to keep all three of the young witches back at your den alive until the end of the game. To do that, you need to make your way through the game at a decent pace, as any time you’re away from them their condition will deteriorate. The little face at the side of them will go from green to purple as their condition worsens, and once it has been at purple for a while they’ll go insane and turn into a dragon.
To keep them from deteriorating, you’ll need to visit them frequently and feed them dragon meat or dragon blood. Doing so will fill up their yellow satisfaction gauge, but don’t go overboard as it will also raise their purple dragon growth gauge. You need to strike a balance. Dragon meat and dragon blood can be obtained by defeating dragons or bought from the store. It’s not very expensive.
Once you’ve reached chapter 11 of Dragon Star Varnir with all three young witches still alive and your sanity intact, you’ve cracked it really. Finish the game, and you’ll be able to witness its true ending.