One of the biggest challenges for Charlotte’s Dream so far, has been the dangerous npc called the Dragon Lady. This notorious figure in the world of Charlotte’s Dream, can be both ally or foe. The player must choose his/her words carefully, because the Dragon Lady is easily offended (which then quickly results in death). Designing the exterior and interior of her pagoda (AKA the Dragon Temple) took weeks to develop, because the interior also doubles as a boss room for the final chapter of the game.
In Charlotte’s Dream you can ask any of the important npc’s about any other character, puzzle, or quest you’ve encountered. The dialogue trees are updated accordingly, so it may worth while to revisit npc’s if you get stuck somewhere. With the Dragon Lady however, there are also other mechanics at work. The player must be very careful which dialogue choices he/she selects. Because the Dragon Lady has an anger level that rises with each thing she finds insulting. The player figures this out right away, when Charlotte forgets to take off her shoes when entering the temple. Charlotte has a limited number of excuses. Once you reach that limit, the Dragon Lady will no longer forgive your mistakes, and her anger will rise with each one. She also repeatedly insists that you drink her tea, and every time you delay doing this (depending on how you delay it) might anger the Dragon Lady more. On the other hand, drinking her tea makes her anger decrease slightly. So the player is constantly trying to balance curiousity, with the kind that killed the cat.
Another thing worth mentioning, is the odd blend of asian cultures at the temple. Since this is a dream world, everything is a strange mess of partially Chinese and Japanese culture. This was all done deliberately, because the Dragon Lady and her temple are all fantasy. Also, the Dragon Lady likes to eat barbie dolls. Yeah… weird.