Lancer – DELTARUNE Chapter 1

About game/music

This is “Lancer” from the RPG “DELTARUNE” created by Toby Fox.
This is composed by him as well.

OST is here.

The story is about a world where monsters and humans live together, and the main character, a human, wanders into a strange world at school.
Like UNDERTALE, the game continues to use a unique battle system that you can win without killing enemies by winning their hearts.

And, as you probably know as you’ve come to this page, DELTARUNE Chapter 2 was released last September!
(You can download it from the official page)

Analyzing

bar 4

  • II seems the dominant of V, resolved via a subdominant (iv/bII).

bar 6~7

bar 11

  • Tritone substitute for II7

bar 14,18

  • IV or IV7 in minor key (other TABs include this chord progression)
    • 6th of the minor scale is raised a semitone. This means it’s temporarily in Dorian mode.
    • It would be like drying out a damp darkness.
    • examples;
      • Lost PaintingsCastlevania Symphony of the Night
      • LancerDELTARUNE Chapter 1
      • Battlefield – Death’s CrossroadEtrian Odyssey NEXUS
      • Tumult – Twilight of All LifeEtrian Odyssey NEXUS
      • Tearing Through Heaven (Rain) – Fire Emblem: Three Houses
      • Dragon ValleyFreedom Planet 2
      • RustbloodHIVESWAP: Act 1
      • Fatal Blooms in Moonlight – Kirby: Triple Deluxe
      • Combat Evaluation Program – Kirby: Planet Robobot
      • Angela Boss– Library Of Ruina
      • Theme1Limbus Company
      • Gravity Beetbood stage – Mega Man X3
      • Boss Battle – Miitopia
      • Sootopolis City – Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire
      • Sonia’s Theme – Pokémon Sword/Shield
      • Aquarium Park Act 1SONIC COLORS
      • Bowser’s Lava Lake Keep – Super Mario 3D World
      • Tomboyish Girl in Love – 東方紅魔郷 ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.
      • Shanghai Scarlet Teahouse ~ Chinese Tea – 東方紅魔郷 ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.
      • Diao Ye Zong (withered leaf) – 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom.
      • Phantom Ensemble – 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom.
      • Mysterious Mountain – 東方風神録 ~ Mountain of Faith.
      • Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion – 東方地霊殿 ~ Subterranean Animism.
      • Faraway Voyage of 380,000 Kilometers – 東方紺珠伝 ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom.

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