Another call for players here... I will initiate this game sometime this week, and so far I have received two character ideas. Which is fantastic, since I haven't even posted anything about the plot specifically
For a brief overview, read on. If you can come up with a character that could fit into this scenario, please let me know so I can shape him, her, or it into the game.
The village of Sreka was a waystop on the south road to the salt flats... traders were the only ones not born there to set foot on its dry, cracked soil for two hundred years. Its people were as ignorant of the changes to their world as they were of the surface of the moons; they raised agave and other desert succulents, they scavenged for water and held rank based on numbers of children born, the distance a man could throw a spear, the fastest horse... but that changed when the rains came.
For seven years, it rained at least one a month where it had once rained biannually... roads became creekbeds, canyons became lakes... their way of life changed so quickly that they knew not how to adapt. The town became more and more vacant, empty, desolate, and hopeless as the people scattered to the heretofore unknown corners of their continent.
Then the dreams began... Every girl and woman in the village saw it at night; a dark horse with a pale woman rider, white-haired and naked, riding her lathered beast at a gallop into the horizon and straight into the sun. For a year, the same vision came with every night's sleep, until the village of Sreka emptied and its daughters scattered to the winds, carrying with them the message of her return: the maiden of Evanlel, the prophet's own blood reborn to return the peace of her father's reign to his suffering kingdom.
All of the kingdoms of the once-wastes of Evanlel heard their messages, and could not deny them... though they did try. The prophetesses were slain, captured, executed, made ridicule, slave, or spectacle, but nothing could kill their message: The chosen would rise, they would bond together, and they would deliver the maiden of Evanlel to the throne of the sun, where she will slay the lords of beasts and free man from the reign of darkness.
The darkness, however, will not comply. The rebellion of the Evanle humans... long the minority of Evanlel... has been marked for destruction by the beast lords and will be quelled by force; too long have the Beasts tolerated their treaty with man, who proved more convenient to push to the fringes of the world rather than exterminate... if this rebellion is crushed, openly and utterly, then the legends of men will die with it. And with those legends will go their hope.
If you join this campaign, your character will be one of the chosen. Some will be honored, some will resist, but regardless, their path will be a dark one. They will see battle, darkness, and death... they will see temples of the dark gods of lusts and pain, and they will have to summon incredible courage to survive.