You are a child of the illustrious House Phoenix. A beacon and a reminder of all the strength and pride that your house possesses. But running through your blood is a vile curse, one that will not only see the end of you but spell the end of your family and line. Ripped from the life you knew and with an uncertain future looming ahead, you must decide for yourself how strong you are and who truly steers your destiny. Save yourself and help change the fates of those you find yourself holding close to your heart as you fight to break a curse and uncover your fire.


  • Customize Phoenix your way, including their name, gender, appearance, and personality.
  • Five different love interests and five different stories to tell. Each with their own theme, personality, group, and journey.
  • Define your personality with different skill sets and traits that shift depending on the route.
  • A story where your route traits shift your love interest's personality. As well as choices that will open up an assortment of different paths.


Five routes that takes the reader through not only a different character but different antagonists, locations, themes, and stories. You learn different things about not only your companions but also yourself in each one with changing personality traits that have a direct effect on how the LI behaves towards you. There is no punishment! You can behave as you wish and do not have to worry about the LI wishing to break up with you, the only thing that changes is their disposition.

Choose 1 of 5 romances ...


This story contains a great deal of dark themes and content that may be triggering to certain individuals. Areas will be flagged appropriately but there are times where routes will still lead to such content due to being an integral part of the game. I.e. On one interest's route you are presented with two choices but both hold physical abuse content. The list below details what content can be seen in each route.

Universal Themes: Sensitive topics such as depression and suicide. In each route, an abuser is present.

  • Ruben's Route: Detailed physical abuse.
  • Nour's Route: Physical abuse and experimentation.
  • Ozara's Route: Emotional and mental abuse as well as gaslighting techniques.
  • Zarik's Route: Grooming, physical abuse, and possession.
  • Makaio's Route: Heavy focus on anxiety and emotional abuse.

In addition, the main character can be a victim of sexual abuse. In the story, it is possible for the reader to opt out of this theme and will be given a choice whether or not they wish to at the beginning of the story. Otherwise, this theme and conversations surrounding it will be featured in the story.

This story DOES NOT contain rape scenes and always stops at physical and verbal sexual harassment.

Again, this story is for mature audiences only. Please exercise caution and know your limits.

:: Schedule for Release ::

Public Demo Available: May 24, 2021 (Updated July 25, 2022)

Ruben Route Available: July 21, 2022

There are three different versions of this game to better fit an individual's playing style and what they may want.

Full Version

If you are planning to play the entire game and all the routes then this version will probably be best. This version will be $10 in total ($2 for each route. Each route is over 200k words and 2 CG's come with it.

Route Specific Version

If you only want certain characters (i.e. Ozara and Makaio) this is probably the better version as then you will not have to pay for routes you never wish to play. This version will be $2 for each route (totaling $10 for all routes. Each route is over 200k words and 2 CG's come with it.

Patreon Version

This version is of course Patreon exclusive and can be had by visiting my patreon. You need to be AT LEAST Tier $3/Deckhand to access the game. It comes with 2 CG's + 1 NSFW CG. 3 Additional Chapters. And ToA POV Collection.

:: Contact Me ::


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Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:

ToA Route Specific: Ruben (V2.00)
ToA Full Game (V2.00) 251 MB
if you pay $10 USD or more

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Is this still being worked on? it serms to not have been updated since August, also can't wait for Makaio route  of all the ros i like her the most


hmmmm i think it is but from what I've seen of her patreon it seems that she's been focusing more on her other works such as Superstition


Author is still working on it but like BiaSoul said, it is not what she is focusing on full time currently. On her Patreon she mentioned that the next update will probably be the complete demo for Makaio, so it will probably be a while still before the full Makaio route is released.


I'm a little bit empty inside now that I've finally finished this...

i have a question about character romance stats--when the number is higher, does that mean the relationship is improving or getting worse?


It's improving


the relationship doesnt work on improving or getting worse. you just get two different storylines.

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I just finish Ruben's route. When plan for releasing another RO's route ? Looking forward new update.  


Toz has my heart


Me too

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Curious and this is (mainly) worded as a non-serious question, but I played as cis-male and at the end they have children. Is m-preg cannon in this universe, because it is implied that they didn't use a surrogate. Also I don't know if the child of Mauve and Okti are adopted. Can same sex couples just have children? I just find it interesting.



Same sex couples can have biological children by ritual. If both are cis men or one of the couple can't give birth for other reasons, then they'd need a surrogate. In case of Ruben and cis male MC Mauve is the surrogate mother. I think I read it either in previous replies or on author's blog, though it's not mentioned in the epilogue.

Hm possibly,  I just find it interesting as dialogue from an NSFW option talked about bearing another child (if yknow from which then yknow)
thanks for answering tho 


Well, that was a breeding kink, it doesn't have to end in actual pregnancy.

Been playing Ruben's route and after the Training session we had at the village near the chaune territory and after a notification said the Ruben still dislikes my mc. Is that normal? Or is it because my mc disposition is fiery (2/100) combative and derisive. Or is there a specific option I need to take to make him like me at that point?


Fiery is Ruben's disposition, it's closer to rivalry vs. Mindful (closer to friendship), and with it he takes a longer time coming to terms with his feelings etc.


Is it just ruben's route that is completed? Or are the other routes ready to fully play in the full game

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just ruben's route is completed the others are still short demos


Im playing this on a tablet. I often hit your logo while pressing the back/forward button in the side menu, thus getting kicked out of the game and redirected to your homepage. 

Could you move the logo down a bit? I'm liking the content so far. Getting thrown out of the game is a tad infuriating though.


obsessed with Ruben


Really loved Ruben's route. Though I do swear Toz was trying to steal my MC. Such a sweetheart. I really look forward to Nour's route now. <3

This may be a dumb question- but what is the best way to read Ruben's route if you only have access to the game on mobile/android? I'm more than willing to buy the game but this is the first game I want to purchase on so I am unsure how it works exactly when you're on mobile.

Would it be easier to do it via supporting on patreon?

I'm going to say Patreon because the link there is well a link and there's no need to have to download and unzip things. There is a way to do it all through but it's a lot more.

Okay great! i thought Patreon would be the simplier way to purchase the full game but I wasn't sure.

Thank you for the help and I can't wait to read Reuben's route later today! 馃槃

I can鈥檛 get the game to work on my phone, I purchased it and can鈥檛 get the downloaded file to work and trying to play it on the itchio site only brings up the demo, I don鈥檛 know what to do. :( 

It won鈥檛 open the index into a window I can use and only shows a picture with no clickable links.

I found this out the hard way too, unfortunately the game doesn't work on phones (at least, it doesn't work on Android phones, IDK if iOS is different).

The Android web viewer thing can't run javascript, and a lot of mobile browsers don't let you open locally hosted html files (I guess for security reasons maybe). I assume the reason it's marked as playable on mobile is because theoretically it should be able to be played in any browser, it's just that mobile browsers have a Thing about locally hosted html files.

I have been able to open it and play it in the Opera mobile app on Android, but unfortunately it doesn't load any of the images or sound files, and it occassionally has bugs that I suspect I wouldn't run into on computer. I haven't run into the exact issue you're describing, though, so I dunno if that's any help.

Use JoiPlay, everything works.

Use JoiPlay, everything works.


Ruben's route was one I normally wouldn't go for but I fell for him just the same oh my god i played it twice with two different mcs. Waiting for Nour's route!! I love pain lmao


So i'm trying to play the Taishfai (Pegasis) route and it appears to break when coming to the door or hiding if I interpose on Nyana'iva's behalf.
the error page that pops up, rather than the page progressing is...
Your file couldn't be accessed

It may have been moved, edited, or deleted.


Really enjoying the game so far and really wanna keep playing

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Hello, if I subscribe to your patreon, will I still get access to the game? Or is it too late?



I was playing the demo and picked Nours route, but it gave me the same prologue as Zariks?

I have a question, I bought Rubens Route but when I open the html none of the pictures or sounds are there. I've never really downloaded anything from so I don't really know what I'm doing lol. The demo was just too good to pass up the full route for Ruben. If you know what happened could you let me know so I could try and fix it? I really adore this game and your writing thanks 鈽猴笍


You must download ToA Route Specific: Ruben (V2.00) and then extract archive ToA with 7-zip or WinRAR

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Well, Ruben wasn't my first choice, I tried Nour in the demo and I'm still waiting for the full route, so I wasn't expecting much... BUT! It was good! very good! And I really hope that you will finish this novel and the continuation will not be long in coming.

P.S. I really like that you do not have to go through this path as a strong hero whose spirit cannot be broken, that you can give in to hopelessness and apathy, and this is not just a number on the side, but affects descriptions, thoughts and dialogues in the text. That's why I'm waiting for Nour's route.

is the game fully out


Are you not planning to release the game on Steam? I would really like to support your project and buy all the routs, but it is possible to purchase only through Steam for me QwQ


As of now, no. But I may consider it once all the routes are actually done and a very stable version is provided.

Cool! Thanks for answering! <3


Just finished Ruben's route, it was great!!! 馃ズ

I can't wait to experience the others. 鈽猴笍


Ruben was the RO I wanted for my first play through! I've almost finished it. There were so many ups and downs, I loved it! I played AoT on my laptop in bed at night and during the end chapters I was crying lol. I wish I could delve into more specifics without mentioning spoilers, but I absolutely loved it! The characters were so in depth and the writing and story engaging. Seriously looking forward to other routes now! Are the RO's going to be released as displayed? Nour, Ozara, Zarik, Makaio?

Also, I want to commend you for not shying away from dark/difficult topics. From my experience so far other authors/creators avoid controversial(?) themes like this (ToA is the first game I've come across to have this, including detailed smut).

I feel like it's less alienating for people who have experienced these things, if that makes sense. And I love that there's an option to censor it instead of removing it altogether. I love the freedom of well thought out and written IF's. Thank you so much for doing what you do!

I don't really leave 'reviews' but I wanted to share my thoughts.


I think it might be important to highlight that you cannot choose your skin colour when you say you can choose your appearance, as for many this is likely to be the most/one of the most important aspects of their appearance that they cannot choose. The point that we can choose our appearance in the features section is therefore pretty misleading.

hello! im so sorry if this is a dumb question but is there a version of rubens route that is completely sfw? (other than the stuff mentioned in the description) or will the mc have s3x with them either way. I absolutely adore your writing :)

Every game I have always comes with an alternative cuddle scene instead of sex. There is also an explicit content button that is toggle-able.

tysm! im so excited to read all the routes :)

I've just purchased the full - and I do so enjoy your prologue (obvious since I bought it!) I just want to say that I'm having problems with the pronouns? I've tried Non-binary and Trans Male, but the info keeps setting me on she/her - while the body is V and B. So I wonder if the pronouns are pulling from the wrong spot data-wise.

There's an actual setting that says "Change your pronouns" You can also go to settings at any time and change your pronouns.

I literally just realized now on my opening it just now, even before I saw this message. Hah! I must have been too excited to read to realize there were yellow words! Thanks for answering! Looking forward to updates!


Ruben's route was so fun, completely worth 2 dollars. Do you plan to release Ozara next? I'm in love with her route so far, and I love how both of the female LI's are WOC. I rarely see that.


I do want Ozara to be the next LI out. It will either come down to her or Nour.

cool, cool! That鈥檚 all! Ty for responding 


Just finished Ruben's route! It's soo good!!! It had me crying a little at some parts. The Epilogue wrapped up everything nicely and it was very heartwarming.

Are you planning to create a walkthrough sometime? I was checking the stats page while playing and it seems like I wasn't able to get some of the good scenes, probably picked some wrong choices. 

Your writing is superb! I can't wait for the other routes. I'll start reading some of your other works while waiting. ^^))

Hello! sorry if this was mentioned already but if I buy the full version now, how will the other routes that are not Ruben going to be updated if they haven't been released yet into the full version (if that makes sense...) ? 


When they come out you will just need to update the folder, same as how you would update the folder when bug fixes come out and such. When you play them you'll just find that it doesn't end at the demo and it's the full version.

I've been setting aside a budget for gaming, as well as getting a proper computer setup for gaming. Throne of Ashes is a game at the top of my list!

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What do we need to do to get the CGs? Because I just finished Ruben's route and didn't get any CGs whatsoever...

EDIT: Okay, I just read on your Tumblr that the CGs might be added to the game a bit late, I hope this doesn't come across as pushy, but it may be a good idea to mention this in the update about Ruben's route here on so that people who buy it aren't surprised/dismayed not to find the CG when they buy it. Just a thought.

And I enjoyed Ruben's route quite a lot, by the way. Even got me crying a few times (hit close to home in places). My only slight disappointment was not being able to dom Ruben as a male MC. lol. But otherwise, very well written!


Is it possible to download the game somewhere else? I can't make purchases through the website

Wait I'm so confuse. So if I pay, I get to play Ruben route in itch? Or is it on patreon? I'm confuse on which one I should pay 馃ぃ

Please let me know 馃檹馃檹


There are three different versions. The Patreon version would be given if you're a patron. If you want that then you need to head to patreon. Those files aren't here. If you don't want those files then the $2 and $10 files to play Ruben are here on


Really enjoyed Ruben's route, looking forward to future updates. Already bought the full game because honestly, I would've gladly paid 10$ for Ruben's route alone. Thank you and good luck with development, 13Leagues.


I can't wait to see where this game goes! It's absolutely amazing so far. I'll be keeping an eye out for the full version.

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