Two and a half plots added, two old ones reopened, the half being a new angle. Also added Bad Romance to the song section.
Plot:The court magi is dead. His apprentice is almost ready to take his place - but first he must gain control of his Master's familiar and source of power; the immortal phoenix.
Or - a, ambitious, budding wizard ventures out to the wastes where a dragon has been rampaging. The beast is rather insane and thin, and the mage kills it. While he is butchering its corpse for magical ingredients, he finds a very bedraggled yet still living bird. A phoenix. It transforms into a youth and swears to repay the mage for his deed, offering to serve him for life. So the mage takes the phoenix as a familiar, and starts to a plan to get the highest position he can. Court magi.
Notes I'd prefer to play the phoenix.
TitleBetween The Bars
Plot:He was a hero. He liberated the country from a terrible tyrant, putting the usurped prince back on the throne and helped hunt down the last vestiges of the corrupt. There was peace - not all thanks to the hero, but he was who the people saw. Life was good... for all of a year.
The prince was crowned, entered negotiations to open up the old trade routes, did his best to mend the land - all the while, suspicion festered. Whispers in the dark, fearful eyes, a few tense arguments with the King and his advisor - one single word misspoken. The hero was arrested. No trial, no charge and put in the most secluded Keep in the kingdom. From hero to traitor so swiftly it made his head spin.
A few months later, and someone else was brought in. A spy he heard the guards say, or an assassin. Someone too dangerous to let go but too useful to kill. They questioned him much more forcefully then they did the hero. There was no doubt that the person had been connected in some way to the toppled tyrant and the guards had no qualms about mistreating him. The hero heard it all. The spy tried to talk to the hero, between the questioning sessions and eventually the hero responded, reluctantly at first but then with growing respect for the other man's strange wit and intelligent if odd conversation.
They had a peculiar and new friendship when during one questioning session, the hero heard someone other than the spy scream. It was silenced, followed by the sounds of a desperate struggle that also ended surprisingly soon. There was a stretch of silence then someone coming out, and standing before the door of the hero. He had a ring of keys. The offer; stay and rot or come along...
Notes I'd prefer to play the spy. I'd prefer if the hero isn't good all the way through.