Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Story Idea Too!

Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope you get the +5 magic weapon you were hoping for!

Last night I went on a mini-rampage and wrote a bunch of character ideas for yet another story concept. I hope you like it.

The watcher of dreams... The white owl
Long have my people watched over the dreams of the people of the cities of Krish. The taint that flows into our world gathers where there are many people. This taint leads a man deeper into his own dreams, into the abyss, and it is my people who lead these lost ones back to their dream so that they may wake.
More and more, of late, have the people been dragged into the abyss. My people can scarcely keep these lost ones all from being devoured by the abyss.

I have been chosen. I must find the cause of this, And I must destroy it.

But, I cannot do it alone. I know a man, head of the City Guard of Glighton, He may help me...

The watcher of the city... The gray hawk
I, like my father, watch over the people of Glighton, capital of Frameria. The people place their safety in my hands, but their faith has waned of late, as the monster attacks grow more frequent and more destructive. There is a hole in the east wall that a man could walk though, not to mention the horrors that did make it through. Twelve were lost in that attack, three of them my own men.

It is my job to protect the city and its people. I must find the cause of this, and I must destroy it.

There is a man of the forest, who knows of all things of nature and some things outside it. He may help me...

The watcher of the forest... The brown falcon
The ageless forest calls to me. It accepted me and made me a part of itself. Now, as it hurts, I hurt as well. The beasts spout flame and ice, destroying my home, my love, my life. They are like nothing I have seen before, it is as if they are of another world. Yet even now that I cannot help my own forest, a man of the city cries to me to help solve their problems.

The spirits of the forest come to me for help. I must find the cause of this, and I must destroy it.

A man in a shining tower knows of things beyond this world. He may help me...

The watcher of knowledge… The black raven
The wizard's tower, the last true bastion of the old magic. I alone still reside there, it may be the last safe place in this world, but for how long? I study these old tomes, looking for the power that the wizards of ancient times commanded. But they are coming, as the old prophesies foretold. They will destroy this tower, before I can truly command ultimate power.

This knowledge must not be lost before I can unlock it. I must find the cause of this, and I must delay it.

Perhaps the Aesir have a champion who will fight them? I shall lend my power to that person...

The watcher of souls... The golden dove
I dream of beasts. Terrible monsters that torch the sky and freeze the sea. They are led by a creature beyond description, who stalks with only destruction in his wake. Death does not describe what befalls those who battle him. Yet I stand against him with a shimmering light, and he cannot stand against me. I must, for the sake of this world, find this light, and soon.

My Aesir leads me to the truth, I must find this light. Then, I must find the cause of this, and I must destroy it.

I must find the man who walks in dreams. He May help me.

My recently starting to read DragonLance books may be the cause of this... Oh, and Aesir are the deities of sorts in Avion.

Does that sound interesting? Think its dumb? Misinterpret a certain word that makes it seem inappropriate? Leave a comment!


Ravyn said...

Could be an interesting story. I'm not sure I'd read it on that summary alone, though; I've something of an allergy to Chosen Ones. (Not quite as bad as to purple prose, though. Chosen Ones just make me sneeze; purple prose gives me hives.) I'd need to know more--what makes this world different, what makes these Chosen types different, and maybe why people fall into things when they sleep. That part's intriguing.

It sounds like most of your characters are pretty rooted to where they are; a dangerous thing for a quest-fantasy. Have you given much thought to how people are going to get by in their absence?

(And as a side note, is there a reason why the whole cast is men?)

In short, not bad for an initial brainstorm, but could probably do with a little differentiation from all those other ideas out there.

MacGuffin said...

Well, except for the last one, I'm not really sure they count as 'chosen ones'. It is probably going to be based in my Avion setting (still in development). The first one kinda just drew the short straw.

They are rooted to their homes, and that is why they must leave, to protect it. Only two of them are actually ordered to go, the dream walker by his order and the priest by her Aesir. The others felt it was up to them to stop the evil from destroying what they hold dear.

As written, they are men, yes. This is just a concept write up. If possible, I might make this into a campaign for my friends and let them modify the characters to their liking, such as sex, what class they are, etc. with the core personality being set by me. (I kinda see the priest as a female and some romantic tension between her and the captain of the guard. her vows and his duty... ohh, drama!)

Thank you for reading it and leaving your feedback! :D