The idea for this is simple, and there's a lot of room for feed back and fleshing out. But first, some back story...
A young Princess is to be crowned Queen. The land has been ruled ever since its founding by the "Loved Bloodline" a line of kings and queens who are loved by their people, who truly care about them, from peasants to the royal families, and who often will walk without guard in the streets with normal clothing, like any other citizen.
It is said that their blood 'Sings' and that all around them feel at ease, peaceful and confident, and many of the line have performed fantastic miracles, like pushing back floods to save farming lands and collapsing the cliff sides of the coasts to defend from an invasion.
However, their greatest miracle was the lighting of the Guardian Pyre's, 37 castles around the border of the land, which houses an eternally burning flame. This was to ward off the enemies that drove them away long ago, viscous and sadistic lizard like people, the Saladine. To walk in these Pyre's like is to experience an agonizing death.
All of these wondrous acts are made possible by the Guardians Eye, a crystal sphere that was said to once be the Eye of the creature that guarded this land, when it was cursed and dead. It was the first of Loved Bloodline that defeated the creature, and unconsciously worked the First Miracle, which healed the land and brought life back to it.
Ever since then, those that the Guardians Eye would sing for were loved by their people and ruled fairly, unconsciously drawing on the Eye's power to work many great and small Miracles. Now, the current King is old and ready to step down so his daughter can take the throne. She will use her blood and the Eye to restoke the Pyre's and assume her place as the next Queen.
Okay, backstory is over... at the ceremony, human agents won over by the Saladine make an attempt on her life and her family. While the attack is thought successful, the Pyre's remain, and the Saladine's invasion cannot proceed as planned. The only conclusion is that the Loved Bloodline has not been eradicated yet. The young Princess survived the attack, carried by her personal body guard and boated away from the castle. Her throat has been torn out by the arrow that would have claimed her life, leaving her mute and her powerful magic damaged and difficult to call on.
The Pyre's are slowly dying. The story will follow her, her young, brave knight, and an Elvin archer that tried to rob them, trying to get back to the castle to reignite the Pyre's before they blink out. Many of the Saladine have now found they can bare the Pyre's light, but are driven to insanity by it. The few that have braved it are now the ones in control of the castle, whilst more Mad Saladine and human Agents hunt the trio tirelessly.
HERE is the catch... a very deadly enemy has been sent after them. A creature of Necromancy thought impossible by the humans, to be of myths told to frighten children. A Soul Sapper.
This creature is a deadly, efficient killer, highly intelligent and gifted with great speed. Tall, thin, with long, retractable tusk like weapons on its arms, it will hunt her down and end the Bloodline, and anything else in its way. But what makes it so frightening, is killing it is thought to be impossible... You can destroy its body, but you will only incapacitate it. It sucks energy from all things, and its tissue will regrow. Often times, these 'Revivals' will sap warm from the air and extinguish any open flames nearby.
They will be fleeing from an enemy that cannot be killed, only slowed, running from it and against the clock, into the ravenous maws of maddened Saladine, the Mute Princess ready to spill her blood on the Eye and give life back to the Pyre's.
I would like to control the Soul Sapper and act as GM. The Thief, Knight and Princess would be the positions available.