Cursed with misfortune from her very first breath in this world of endless war, the rabbit eared Xio's fate is changed forever as she is thrust into the prestigious life of a dragoon pilot—a role only one in ten thousand qualify for.
Raised aboard broken-down ships without even gravity, she finds herself set apart from her new peers native to the capital. How is she meant to accept a new life of status on the condition of service?
Glistening cities, food eaten with cutlery, shared cigarettes in the grass, a cycle of day and night, the touch of fur. This is the world she had always hoped for, and the role she wanted the least.
Surviving this war, and surviving this alienation.
Every step forward is another point of no return.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the war, Honey and Bell navigate the suffocating complexities of their rigid, aristocratic society... but can either of them escape the confines of the world they were born into?
Featuring a vivid cast from both sides of a war, Coquette Dragoon explores the different lives and perspectives in a world beset by tragedy, and those who seek love and connection as their escape from it.
Featuring 3D animation from Chapter 3 and onward, immersing the reader in Xio's experience as a fledgling pilot, and her relationship with an unfeeling war machine; each becoming a part of the other's mind.
Originally developed as a comic, Coquette Dragoon is a serial visual novel combining comic and visual novel storytelling with 3D animation and backgrounds, featuring music by ootheca and clover and sealife. 2D animation by Char.
Chapter 1 was originally a comic, and this version uses a lot of the panels and art from it adapted into a new script. It's old work and wasn't made in very high resolution, but I don't believe I should discard it entirely. Apologies at how crunchy some of it is, but it felt important to leave it in.
To speak a little personally, Coquette Dragoon is my labor of love to contribute to the genres I love, I want to create a work that can stand alongside my inspirations, not to enter the genre as an outsider attempting to 'fix' it. I hope you can enjoy these characters and worlds that have spent a long time living in my head as much as I do.
If you want to support Coquette's development you can subscribe to my Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Burgeroise
Coquette Dragoon is a work strictly for adult audiences, and contains strong themes, self harm and ideation, disordered eating, drug use, strong violence, gore, nudity and sexual content. Reader discretion is advised.
To put it plainly, Coquette has a cute art style and a lot of gentle tones to scenes, but it is not fluff. Murder, death, suicidal ideation, fetishes, abuse, incest, drug abuse and other dark themes are presented, or will be presented in future volumes.
Coquette Dragoon is currently in early access, containing the first two chapters and the opening sections of chapter three. The full release will come later in the year, containing the full third chapter, glossary and guest art. Currently contains ~60k words. Owners of this version of the game will recieve the full version of Volume 1 at no extra charge when it's finished.