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Offline Drow DenizenTopic starter

In Search of a Lady
« on: March 06, 2011, 07:45:33 PM »
A few notes first.

  • Thank you for looking.  :-)
  • These are idea drafts, not set in stone. If you want to change something for a story to work for you, say so when you contact me.
  • I haven't really bothered to define sexual elements for each story, because that basically comes down to how compatible our On's are. (Obviously some stories will be suited for NC elements, some wont, etc.)
  • If you like a story idea send me a PM and hopefully we can come up with more details together. I generally like to plan the main characters and story direction ahead of time, since I don't do that well just going by the seat of my pants.
  • If you just have a general question or comment about any and everything, feel free to post it in this thread, it might be something others would like to see answered too, who knows!
  • I probably wont have time to take on more than a few stories at once.
  • Spoiler tags so you can scroll over stuff that doesn't interest you. How's that for service!  ;)


Backlash
At a Glance: Succubus attempts to enthrall a mage, but her spell backfires
Themes: Non Con / Enslavement / …
Setting: High Fantasy (Forgotten Realms - Menzoberranzan)
Characters: Drow Wizard and a Succubus

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
Plot: A succubus has come to Menzoberranzan, the famed drow city in search of powerful prey to indulge her dark desires. In the guise of a female drow she works her way into one of the more exclusive massage houses of the city.
In the guise of a masseuse she preys on the clientele; enthralling some to pry from them valuable secrets or merely the contents of their coin purse. From others she takes merely pleasures of the flesh.
But even the must guileful demon only preys on the drow for so long. One day her luck runs out and when she huskily whispers her entrancing charm to her latest customer a latent contingency spell triggers and she is left enthralled to the drow wizard lying on the table before her.

Two can play at that game, darling.

Gelatinous Encounter
At A Glance: A drow priestess is ambushed while accompanying a caravan.
Themes: D/s / Mystery / ...
Setting: High Fantasy (Forgotten Realms - Menzoberranzan)
Characters: Drow Wizard and Priestess of a noble house

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A drow priestess is tasked with accompanying a trade caravan by her Matron, she brings along a favorite male of hers; another noble from her house. He is brought to fulfill dual roles of both bodyguard and assistant - the caravan is composed chiefly of grim-mannered grey-dwarves who she has little interest in striking up a conversation with; thus he is there to provide some semblance of the ‘civilized’ life she is used to in in the house of her noble family.

At some undetermined location in the Underdark the drow pair are requested in a side tunnel so they may be briefed by a scout on their progress.
Instead they find themselves under attack by a gelatinous cube that suddenly fills the tunnel from which they came.
Once the large ooze has been dispatched they find they are alone, the caravan long gone - was this all accidental, or did someone design for the priestess’ grizzly demise...?


Pictured: a large, intelligent cube of glop that can chase you down and digest you before you've accepted you're losing to an overachieving dessert.

Seven Deadly Rings
At A Glance: A young woman is gifted 7 unique rings. As she wears them their magic changes her nature to each of the seven sins.
Themes: Transformation / D/s / ...
Setting: Fantasy / ‘Historic’ / ‘Modern’
Characters: Young woman and various people she interact with as she wears the rings (perhaps a boyfriend or similar).

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A young woman comes home one day to find a lawyer standing on the steps to her house. She cautiously bids him come in and explain his business. The lawyer presents to her the will of a person she has no knowledge of, but the testament names her as a beneficiary of seven precious rings. Confused she tells the lawyer that she does not know the deceased person, but he simply states that he is the curator of the testament, and she is in fact the intended beneficiary; she is identified by both name and other means. He informs her that the will is almost as old as the law firm itself; over fifty years old, and no one still working at the law firm had any contact with the testator other than being executing the will of the deceased once they were informed of the passing.
Bewildered she signs that she has been informed of her inheritance, and the lawyer informs her that an armed escort will be delivering the rings later that evening. True to his words the seven rings are delivered, each with a little carved wooden pedestal with a pillow on top holding the ring. The couriers deposit the pedestals in her living room and leaves her with her new possessions.


Not shown; suffering.

When Worlds Collide
At A Glance: A shaolin monk from a remote rural monastery of China is paired up with an actress/singer as part of a publicity stunt during a global summit held in Shanghai.
Themes: Opposites attract / Romance / ...
Setting: Modern day China
Characters: Shaolin Monk and Chinese female celebrity.

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
Coming to Shanghai he has never even seen a building taller than the modest temple where he lives. Ushered around by government officials the two are to take part in a series of presentations, greetings of foreign dignitaries and otherwise representing China by their diverse contrast.


Nothing brings tranquility, and a smile to a woman’s face, quite like the shocker.

Correcting a Mistake
At A Glance: A man or woman finds a mysterious key after having missed an obvious chance to take a relationship that one step further.
Themes: Romance / Time Travel
Setting: Open
Characters: Man and a woman.

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This is a pretty basic plot idea, hoping to develop it.
Open to either the female or male character finding the key and using it - leaning towards the male, since I find it believable that a man could be about as adept at picking up subtle hints as forks are at picking up soup. But if you think you could have fun with it, by all means!


Once more, this time with feeling!

Delving the Depths
At a Glance: Delving the ruins of a destroyed house, a patrol of drow nobles start experiencing hallucinations of the last days of the fallen house.
Setting: Fantasy - Forgotten Realms
Themes: [EX / NC / BDSM / Mind Control / Spirits/Ghosts / Horror/Mystery]
Characters: Drow noble(s), dwellers of the ruins.

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide

What could possibly go wrong..?

In Menzoberranzan there are those noble houses that either displeased Lolth or were annihilated by other noble houses. Those houses that have fallen from grace are only remembered by the shattered ruins of their compounds. These ruins are, as a city rule, left alone, unmarred and undisturbed, so as to remind passers-by of the fate of those too weak or unwilling to obey the will of the Spider Queen. They are usually haunted by the spirits of those who failed to defend it, and are dark, gloomy places that hold secrets left behind by their owners. Most drow who venture inside these ruins soon join the forgotten dead, but there are a few who come back with tales and power unimaginable.


The snakes are not alone in being coldblooded.

This Evening is Ours
At A Glance: A young couple go to an elaborate party they would normally never be able to afford to attend.
Setting: 1930’s ish America/Western Europe
Themes: Romance / Suspense? / ...
Characters: Young man and his wife.

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He comes home from work one Friday afternoon, wearing a brand new suit, not the same he wore to work that morning, suddenly a substantial amount of money on hand. He takes his wife with him down town in a car he has rented; they don’t own their own car. Insisting that he buy her an evening gown with a matching hat, jewellery, perfume and an assortment of other luxury goods they would normally never be able to afford, let alone consider buying.

He then takes her out to eat at a fancy restaurant where they attend the ball later in the evening. Throughout he refuses to talk about the money until the evening is over, telling her that ‘this is their night’ and he wants it to be perfect.

Where did he get the money? Well that depends on what kind of story mood we want for it.
Gangsters? Gambling? Lottery? Bank loan? Inheritance? Pay-rise / new job? etc.


“Look over there darling.” He quaffs a healthy gulp of the wine as the misses looks the other way.

Encore
At a Glance: A man invites a woman to be a guest at his piano concert. When she is kept from attending he calls her and says she can still make the second act.
Setting: Contemporary
Themes: Seduction / Chance encounter / ...
Characters: Male pianist and female guest.

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When she arrives at the theater a porter lets her in; there’s no queue outside so she surmises that the second show must already be under way, and that she is late, once again. Hurrying through the building, not sure which way to go and finding no staff or patrons to ask for directions, she heads for the concert hall. As she gets nearer she begins to hear the piano music.
Entering the hall it is devoid of guests; he’s sitting alone on stage playing the piano just for her.


For the gentlemen pianist who can’t afford a more conventional lid-prop.

Stranger in the Whorehouse
At a Glance: A brothel where the ladies and patrons alike wear masks to remain anonymous.
Setting: Renaiscance / Victorian / (Semi-) Modern
Themes: Prostitution / Strangers / Ownership / ...
Characters: One or more patrons and one or more ladies of the night.

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
Returning patrons have the option of buying a mask of their own; a way for them to have an identity of sorts in an environment of anonymity.

And if they’re wealthy enough, they can buy a girls mask - and thus the girl.


A mask does little to mask intentions.

Praetorian Escort
At a Glance: The emperor, paranoid and fearful of a noble lady assigns a member of his Praetorian Guard to ostensibly watch over her, in truth an ever-present spy in her household.
Setting: Ancient Roman Empire.
Themes: Voyeurism / “Open” captive / Force/NC / ...
Characters: Roman lady and Praetorian Guard.

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The emperor has grown fearful and distrustful or a beautiful and influential noble lady. Suspecting treachery and conspiracy he decrees that a member of his personal guard shall henceforth help keep safe her. But it is clear to all this is merely pretense, and that the emperor has merely used his power to plant an open spy in her villa.

Will she be too fearful to continue going to the temples, the forum, the senate, the baths of Rome with her new ever-present escort, or will she rise above it and carry on with her daily life.




“Et tu..?”

La Belle Dame Sans Merci
At a Glance: Inspired by the poem by John Keats (see inside spoiler tag)
Setting: Fantasy
Themes: (Magical) Seduction / ...
Characters: A knight at arms and Lady of the Forest.

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Oh my, you’re so har-- Oh, that’s just your sword, well never mind...

O what can ail thee, knight at arms,
    Alone and palely loitering?
The sedge has wither'd from the lake,
    And no birds sing.

O What can ail thee, knight at arms,
    So haggard and so woe-begone?
The squirrel's granary is full,
    And the harvest's done.

I see a lily on thy brow
    With anguish moist and fever dew,
And on thy cheeks a fading rose
    Fast withereth too.

I met a lady in the meads,
    Full beautiful, a fairy's child;
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
    And her eyes were wild.

I made a garland for her head,
    And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;
She look'd at me as she did love,
    And made sweet moan.

I set her on my pacing steed,
    And nothing else saw all day long,
For sidelong would she bend, and sing
    A fairy's song.

She found me roots of relish sweet,
    And honey wild, and manna dew,
And sure in language strange she said—
    I love thee true.

She took me to her elfin grot,
    And there she wept, and sigh'd full sore,
And there I shut her wild wild eyes
    With kisses four.

And there she lulled me asleep,
    And there I dream'd—Ah! woe betide!
The latest dream I ever dream'd
    On the cold hill's side.

I saw pale kings, and princes too,
    Pale warriors, death pale were they all;
They cried—"La belle dame sans merci
    Hath thee in thrall!"

I saw their starv'd lips in the gloam
    With horrid warning gaped wide,
And I awoke and found me here
    On the cold hill's side.

And this is why I sojourn here,
    Alone and palely loitering,
Though the sedge is wither'd from the lake,
    And no birds sing.


The Guild Initiate
At a Glance: A young woman joins the thieves guild and is assigned a partner for her first job.
Setting: Fantasy - Forgotten Realms
Themes: Rogues / Heist / Odd couple / Romance
Characters: Experienced thief, new guild initiate.

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The City of Splendors, where rich nobles have more coin than common sense.

Thelan Everel had been with the guild for the past eight years. In this time he had done a myriad jobs for the guild, ranging from simple pickpocketing in the busy streets of Waterdeep to confidence scams to the robbery of merchant caravans and noble manses.
The job he was currently angling was theft from a noble in the city’s northern districts. The guild hierarchy had passed down the order for the job - They wanted some documents the noble possessed. Thelan didn’t know why, and he didn’t want to. Not knowing made his life easier, he’d learned that much over the years. The guild would pay for the job since they did not want the execution of the job jeopardized by Thelan trying to score payment from the mansion. He’d been given a few weeks to work with to scout out the manse and its security. The house guards liked to hang out at a tavern in Sea Ward in the southern part of the city and Thelan had made sure to frequent the same tavern, listening in on their conversation, hoping to gain information about their duty schedules and the number of guards on duty at a time. He had learned that the Lord of the house would be hosting a party for fellow nobles. This would be as good a time as any to make his move, Thelan figured - The guards would be preoccupied with keeping track of all the rowdy young nobles who would be sure to attend this sort of celebration.
He’d hit a setback though, the week before his partner for the job had been injured by a trapped chest on another job - with a week remaining before the deadline it looked like he was now on his own.
The guild leadership had other plans.


“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.”


Half-ideas

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
At A Glance: Based off the classic Arabian Nights story.
Themes: Open...
Setting: Ancient/Medieval Arabia, possibly with mythological/fantasy elements.
Characters: Open (Ali Baba, his brother, each of their wives, Morgiana the slave, thieves, thief captain etc.)

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide
No specific plot for this yet, but I’d love to work on one, so if you’re interested please let me know.


Had the thieves been a little brighter the likes of her would have been what they plundered, not precious metals.

Wonderland
At a Glance: ‘Alice in Wonderland’ / ‘Through the Looking Glass’ inspired.
Themes: Absurd Fantasy / ...
Setting: Wonderland
Characters: Queen of hearts (Red Queen) / Alice / OC

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Just a humorous idea I had. What if instead of ‘Off with their heads!’ it was ‘Off with their clothes!’? That and just the general absurdity could result in a hilarious story I think.


What she has down her bodice is of more concern than what she has up her sleeve.

Flight Over Candlekeep
At A Glance: Griffon Knights seek shelter in the library fortress of Candlekeep. The captain is smitten with a young acolyte/scholar/librarian.
Themes: Romance or Coercion / ...
Setting: High Fantasy (Forgotten Realms)
Characters: Griffon Rider and scholar.

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Story idea for a fantasy twist on your typical librarian fantasy. The story could either be a one shot, ending with the griffon knights departing after the storm has cleared, or a longer story if she journeys with him.


Hello beautiful. Would you like a ride on my griffon?

The Hunted
At a Glance: Witchhunter tracks and hunts a roaming witch/succubus.
Themes: Chase / Contest / Seduced / ...
Setting: Fantasy
Characters: Witchhunter and witch/succubus.

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A lone witchhunter tracking a witch or succubus as she roams between villages, she soon discovers that she has a persistent pursuer on her tail and starts toying with him, much to his frustration.


Yo, she-bitch! Let's go!


Mistress of the Temple
At a Glance: Unformed story idea involving a high priestess and her lover(s).
Setting: Greco-Roman mythology / Fantasy.
Themes: Forbidden lovers / ...
Characters: High priestess and one or more lovers.

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Inspired in part by Persephone of ancient Greek mythology.


Dare you taste the fruits on offer.

Hitting the Jackpot
At a Glance: Unformed story idea..
Setting: Marvel universe.
Themes: Romance / Conflict / …
Characters:  Peter Parker and Mary Jane.

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I'm far from knowledgeable in the Marvel universe so I doubt I could pull off anything that resembles a convincing canon Peter Parker, but still I feel this could be interesting to play.




General topics I would likely be interested in if you have a story idea for it.

Drow
Forgotten Realms - (Irenicus / Baldur's Gate games?)
(Roman) Bathhouses
(Roman) Nobility
Ghosts/Spirits
Hotel
Dressing Room / Lingerie Store
Or just take a look at my On/Off's

At this point, thank you (again) for looking through this, and I hope your warranty covers any damage caused to your scroll wheel incurred by this thread.  ;D
« Last Edit: January 06, 2012, 10:42:55 PM by Drow Denizen »

Offline Drow DenizenTopic starter

Re: In Search of a Lady
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 11:53:07 AM »
Minor edit.

Offline Drow DenizenTopic starter

Re: In Search of a Lady
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 03:11:53 PM »
Updated the status of a few stories.

Offline Drow DenizenTopic starter

Re: In Search of a Lady
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 05:33:17 PM »
Re-hosted images since they were seemingly not showing... *Grumbles*

Offline Drow DenizenTopic starter

Re: In Search of a Lady
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 07:32:28 PM »
You have a lot of ideas, I like that. I do like time travel/roman era ones, if that takes your fancy.

Pending how many stories get off the ground I might have my plate full at the moment, so allow me to get back to you, if you would. :-) And thank you for your interest.

Offline TheMuseErato

Re: In Search of a Lady
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 08:51:05 PM »
If your plate isn't too full, I'd like to extend my interest towards your Mistress of the Temple idea. Admittedly the idea of a clandestine three-way relationship proves very exciting and would love to further expand on the idea.

Offline Drow DenizenTopic starter

Re: In Search of a Lady
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 04:06:35 AM »
MuseErato, thank you for your interest, and as I told playfull, if I find I have enough spare time from the stories I'm starting up I'll get back to you too.  :-)