Seeking the role of the Superhero. I will be writing for the Supervillain. This story will be fairly plot-heavy with multiple NPCs in important roles, many of which I'm willing to write for, if my writing partner would rather focus on the Superhero.
My Villain (MV) is more misguided than evil, but now that he's in this deep, he's not about to go back. Now, it's a matter of pride. After so many years, it's no longer a matter of world domination; it's a matter of redemption. It's about putting to rest all the what-ifs from his youth and all the doubts from his peers. It's about stepping out from behind someone else's shadow and taking the respect he deserves.
The Hero (TH) has known MV since childhood. Growing up, they were the best of friends. That never changed. Not even as TH went on to bigger and better things, leaving MV behind. Not even as TH carved a life for himself, blissfully ignorant of MV's envy. Eventually, the insecurity of his youth drives MV into the apprenticeship of a man, The Mastermind, who promised him power and recognition beyond his wildest dreams. But neither power nor recognition comes easy, and after too long of living under TM's cruelty, MV slays TM, taking over his resources and becoming a villain in his own right. Now, MV seeks to collect archaic relics of ancient power, determined to build his strength into that of a god.
This would be where the story begins.
Between all this, MV and TH remain in close contact with one another as both friends and members of the same prestigious organization. I see TH as a good-natured, if fairly wild individual with a lavish life of revelry. He and MV share a close bond. They are, in fact, even lovers on occasion, although TH's devotion never seems to be returned in full. TH, secure with himself otherwise, continues his relationship with MV as always, until one bleak day when MV makes his move and, one by one, begins stealing that which will increase his power.
At this point, everything about their relationship is tested. Their friendship, their romantic attraction, and their respective moral values. As they fight on opposing sides, it's all they can do to keep from killing each other - or abandoning their causes to be together.
My character is a sorcerer of some repute, under contract to a royal family in a lavish kingdom (henceforth referred to as Kingdom A for lack of a better name - names can be worked out in plot discussions). As a royal sorcerer, his main priority is to aid in the protection of the kingdom, often working in conjunction with the royal army, military subdivisions, etc. This sees him traveling extensively as needed, providing the royal army with an extra source of strength and the ability to heal.
Kingdom A and Kingdom B have been on very tense terms since the end of the Great War only two years prior. Kingdom A sends dignitaries to meet with Kingdom B, hoping to ease the tension and bring more security to the continent, as well as increase the trade of goods and precious metals. For protection, and perhaps to intimidate Kingdom B in the process, Kingdom A sends its sorcerer on the mission as well. The sorcerer, though well-taught in politics and foreign relations, remains quiet during these dealings, as it is not his place to speak.
While the kingdoms' respective dignitaries work to establish peace, Kingdom A's sorcerer meets the sorcerer of Kingdom B, one of equal rank and importance. They are of the same age, roughly the same build, height, and skill. Likewise, they both have their egos, which causes them to clash repeatedly. The air between them is almost always tense, mildly combative, and fiercely competitive. Yet, despite the odds working against them, they begin a tempestuous love affair, one they must keep secret for fear of disrupting the talks of peace between their kingdoms.
The possibilities after this point vary greatly. They could be discovered by their superiors and sought for punishment, which would be severe, given that their situation could imply deliberate scandal inflicted by one kingdom to the other. They could run away together, seeking a new kingdom in which to make a home. Really, I'm open to anything.
What I'm looking for: Character details for Kingdom B's sorcerer are up to whoever might want to write for him. However, I'm set on the idea of him being a man of equal power and strength of character as my sorcerer. I'd like him to be a switch; my sorcerer will be a switch as well. In this case, I really don't want a top/bottom arrangement, as they're both fairly dominant personalities, and each will fight for the top until the other gives in.
What I've written here is just a starter. This plot is very much open-ended. The premise offers a lot of possibilities and I'd like to discuss what could happen with a potential writing partner, rather than try to flesh out everything on my own.[/i]
Character A and Character B are world travelers and unapologetic con artists who, during a harrowing expedition into the unknown, stumble upon El Dorado, the mythical city of gold. Their find, while accidental, takes an unexpected turn when the locals mistake them for gods. Not just any gods, but two of the most important gods in their religion.
Character A (CA), as something of a scholar, possesses rudimentary knowledge of the city's many gods, which gives him something of an edge in approaching their unique situation, and he educates Character B (CB) accordingly. CB is more cautious, serving as the more level-headed of the pair, although his reservations do little to quell CA's enthusiasm for living in the city as a god.
Their motive, at first, is to win the trust of the people before robbing them blind and absconding with their ancient relics. But after spending close to a year in the city, getting to know its people, such a betrayal becomes impossible. They do, however, settle on the idea of collecting various tributes of gold and precious gems, which they will use to start a newer, richer life elsewhere.
At this point, any number of things can happen. What I've written so far is just a starting thought, and I'd like to leave the remainder of the plot open for discussion. The majority of the story will take place while the two are still living as gods in El Dorado. I really want to explore their adventures in the city, their explorations of the new world all around them, and so on.
I'd like the two of them to be lovers. If they aren't already in a sexual relationship by the time they wander into El Dorado, they become involved shortly after arriving. I even slightly prefer that they only start a sexual relationship after arriving in the city. A switch pairing is preferable, as I'm really liking switches these days, but I'm open to a top/bottom arrangement.
The following items are just random thoughts for continuing the story:
- The suspicious high priest could attempt to cast doubt on the pair, which leads to their capture and eventual escape.
- A misunderstanding between the pair, jealousy over an imagined rival for CA's affections, causes a rift between them.
- The city is overtaken by marauders in search of gold, which leads into an epic battle for the city's survival.
- The pair leave with large fortunes in gold and start over in a new country, only to later discover that El Dorado is facing a great danger, whereupon they return to save the city.
He is the ferryman of souls, the harbinger of The End, the personification of that which all men fear. With him comes change and the ultimate finality. He is everywhere, and he is nowhere. He is Death.
An immortal creature with the ultimate power to end the lives of every mortal on the surface, his sole purpose is to bring death to the dying and usher their immortal souls into the Underworld. Such has been his lot in "life" since he received the task no less than one-thousand years ago, when his predecessor bequeathed to him the charge. He has seen civilizations rise and fall; he has seen the births and deaths of great men; he has ended the lives of billions without blinking - until finally meeting him.
The human was an exquisite specimen, as unyieldingly beautiful as the day was long, with a soul so pure that to touch it would be blasphemous. He enraptured Death like no other. In a world full of darkness and nothingness, he alone served as a source of light, bringing to Death that which he had never once dared to experience - longing, desire, even love.
In the form of a mortal, Death ventures into the human plane in the hope of sating his need to be close to him. With little regard for the consequences, Death pursues him eagerly, following him through each important stage of his life, endearing himself to him in the hopes of winning his heart. And indeed, the human succumbs to Death's charms, whereupon the two begin a passionate love affair.
It is only afterward that the human comes to realize Death's true nature. With Death comes loss. The loss of friends, the loss of family. Frightened and overwhelmed, the human turns away from Death, seeking familiarity in a mortal lover, whom he marries in an attempt to break Death's heart and put an end to their affair.
But Death is persistent. Death is eternal. Death can wait...