If anyone was paying attention yesterday, they might have noticed I came up with an idea in mid-skit. I was as surprised as the characters on that one. I’ve had Solar the All God in mind and notes for years, but he lost his original place. This was going to be the grand finale of ‘The Elysium Saga’ where he awakens and the heroes have to put him back to sleep. Well, I stopped that because there’s no way the heroes would win.
Now I have the idea that there’s a legend among the gods that Solar will awaken to restart the world some day. This means all of the gods’ work will be wiped out. They might even be erased, which wouldn’t sit well with the group. This is a big deal. Of course, I have to play it out and see if it can be avoided. Well, it probably will, but there’s going to be a sacrifice. The problem is that this idea has a few obstacles.
Do I create a hero, group of heroes, or use the gods as the heroes? A solitary hero would be interesting since I don’t do those very often. Having the sacrifice known from the beginning makes this guy a lamb to the slaughter, which is a mentality that I love playing with in characters. How do you live your life when you’re on a suicidal quest? Same would go for the group of heroes. As for the gods, they wouldn’t be stuck under their ‘Law of Influence’ because that only pertains to getting involved in mortal affairs. Yet, would it be interesting to have all-powerful beings as the heroes? Unless a handful of them take mortal form to stop this and sacrifice a bunch of gods for this story. It’s eerily close to a big series of the Forgotten Realms with gods walking the Earth.
There are other options too:
- Have Sin do it since he always manages to get into messes like this. Though I already have 9 stories for him and it’s been a strain on the sin theme for that much. Then again, one story isn’t really sticking in my mind too much. I should probably jot all of his stuff down soon.
- Toss it into Project Phoenix and act like it’s no big deal.
- Make this one of the history stories like the ones about Gabriel’s origin, the Race War, and crashing of the plane of magic. I can combine it with another story that explains the origin of the Law of Influence and a few of the gods. Basically, a mortal learns of this legend and seeks to wake Solar because she despises that the gods manipulate and rule the world. Once the world is saved, the gods create their one law to avoid pissing off the mortals again.
It’s definitely a fresh work in progress. Be interesting to see where it goes.
Edit: After jotting Sin’s stuff down, he’s in the running for getting this legend. Primarily because one of his books is missing a story. Not sure how else to explain that.