This one is a pure fantasy novel that I originally envisioned many, many years ago (back when I was garbage at storytelling). It has the following traits:
The medieval tech level typical of fantasy stories (of which I'm ashamed), but at least it has a unique geology.
A magic system that I realize isn't great, but at least it's original.
An unfortunate case of black-and-white morality, but least the villains have a motive rather than being Strawman Chaotic Evil (albeit a slightly flimsy one).
A less-than-super-interesting protagonist, but at least he understands the basics of how to have an arc.
I know the guards' cruelty is overdone and it damages the story. There is no need to message me with that criticism. I just don't consider it feasible to go back and change it now. I'm better off working on new projects.