Well, to keep interest in this growing, and to keep on our theme, I'll suggest this:
Tayelle, the ruler of Faneese Kingdom has put together an army that answers onl to him. Their sole purpose is to collect artifacts called Glyphs, hidden throughout the world in regions both in and out of his control. If he can collect all of the Glyphs, he can bring them to a secret location to obtain the ultimate Glyph, one that grants immortality. Each Glyph on its own can grant powers to whomever bears it, typically based on the nature of the user. Usually glyph users that have bonded with their Glyph for long periods of time become more powerful, capable of fighting a hundred soldiers with ease. Tayelle has taken great measures to ensure that his new army is made up of the strongest fighters in the land, some with and some without Glyphs. Anyone who does not submit and hand over their Glyph is imprisoned and tortured.
Anyway, this would allow us to be characters in a fantasy world, with a powerful adversary bent on becoming more powerful. We could be glyph users or protecting a glyph user we care about and end up working together to take down the bad guy. Or we could work against each other, selling one another out to avoid being tortured.
Anyway, just a suggestion.