Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a ramble-y thread about my recent writing project, I bet you were all worried I’d been replaced with an [name_u]Abby[/name_u] clone who doesn’t overthink anything. So to set the universe right and reassure everyone that I am still me and do, in fact, still overthink everything, I’m asking for a little help from anyone who wants to help me brainstorm.
[name_f]My[/name_f] most recent project takes place in a world called Delune, which has been involved in an internal war for centuries. About a thousand years before the story takes place, the world was controlled by a handful of kings who each possessed a specific form of magic. The kings fell at the hands of an AI-human hybrid who was created and programmed to be the perfect leader, and he has been trying to gain control of Delune by staving off dissenting forces who oppose him in the centuries since the kings’ fall.
One of the MCs, [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u], learns that he is a descendant of one of these kings. While I don’t think the kings’ lore is going to be as important in this book (I’m planning 3), I want to keep it in mind just in case I need throwaway lines or references. Especially because it will be important later on. I know I’ll probably get kicked out of the name nerd club for this lol but I’m not going to worry about naming individual kings because I think the lore might get too cluttered that way. Instead, all of the kings from every kingdom will simply be known as the [name_m]King[/name_m] of X or [name_m]King[/name_m] X. I figure even if they have names, this would still make sense considering any records my characters find of them will be about a thousand years old.
I’ve named 2 kings/kingdoms and identified 2 types of magic so far. I’m leaning towards having 5-10 kingdoms but haven’t decided upon an exact number yet. I’m also placing the kingdoms in different regions of the world so each one would have a different climate that might impact the magic that develops.
So far, I have:
Elor - the king [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u] is related to. They lived in the northern mountains and their magic is related light. It includes fire, which I figure would’ve been helpful for people living super far north in a cold, mountainous area. The “light” might also refer to beams of energy or laser-like streams that the kings can create. Not 100% sure yet on the specific powers but I am 100% sure on the light part
Anmos - these kings had wind magic that included an ability to fly. No idea where they lived
I’m looking for ideas of other magic types (and names of those kings/kingdoms that sort of match the vibe of Elor and Anmos, if you feel so inclined). I also know that one of these kingdoms had to have been in a vast desert known as the Wastelands but other than that, if you want to ignore the bit about geography, you can. I can decide those later.
I just want to see if there are more options beyond like elemental magic. So, any ideas?
Thank you! (I hope this ramble has proven I’m not a clone…)