The once bright and beautiful city of Crown Crest is still trying to recover from a tragedy that happened almost five years ago. This is when their most beloved symbol of unification, “The Colonnade,” collapsed. Once it fell it fractured the city of Crown Crest, devastating hundreds of thousands of lives and creating a new social class of people – The SURs, or Survivors of Colonnade.
That’s what Elijah Grand is – a SUR.
Your life is over once you’re labelled a SUR. You’re seen as untouchable, suicidal, diseased and infectious. You become the carrier of “SUR fever,” a disease that rots the mind and causes hallucinations and suicidal thoughts. At least that’s what the people of Crown Crest believe.
Elijah has spent the last five years running from his past and concealing his true nature. At first, running away was easy, but as the days wore on, his memories of the day The Colonnade collapsed began to creep back into his life. Whenever he felt stressed, excited or scared, his memories came rushing back and there was nothing he could do.
These “recalls” as his doctor calls them, are becoming more frequent, and they’re starting to disrupt his daily life. They’re making him question his sanity.
Are these just recalls? Is it SUR Fever? Is SUR Fever real? Will anyone find out? Can I just be normal?
These are the thoughts and questions that run through Elijah’s head as he tries to live a normal life, while navigating through a world he’s been absent from for over five years.
Can he survive?
With the help of his two best friends, Lucien and Sebastian, he most certainly can; however they too carry a troublesome secret, one that sees them put on a list of would-be victims. Sebastian has been able to keep Lucien and himself safe thanks to his family’s power and influence, but there’s only so much that money and political ties can hide until the truth finally reveals itself.
Grand was at first planned to be a standalone visual novel called “Grand!!”. After Seram Studios’ Kickstarter campaign failed, they split the project into episode. The first one is Grand Kokoro. Seram Studios is currently working on a 18+ spinoff called Grand Damasu.