Thursday, October 16, 2008
New Concept Art, and New Concepts
Alright, I'm going to spare you the explanation on these two new images. Basically, if you've read my last post (wishful thinking), you'll know who these characters are and what they're up to.
What I want to do here is share some of my specifics as far as the story goes. So... here goes.
Basically, this is a story of witch hunting. A story of a man who finds himself an outsider in a world of the mundane. Wizards exist. They do not, however, sit next to kings and advise them as they might in many stories of high fantasy. In this world, they are heretics, at least to the ignorant. Unfortunately, the ignorant populate most of the world.
The wizard in this story was born and raised in an elven village. Peace-loving and forgiving, the elven monks can be discriminatory, but never cruel. When the true nature of the wizard is revealed, he is banished from their settlement, and out of love, his family goes with him. They move to a human village rich with peasantry and honest work. For years, things go smoothly without any incedents. Then, something happens that triggers his fire. Probably something really insignificant, like being snuck up upon and scared by a local boy, causing him to jump and shoot flame from his mouth. Or something.
This will either result in the potential stoning of his family, or the potential burning of his family. There will be fire either way, because he's going to fall victim to his own primal power and torch the fucking place into oblivion.
He'll be burnt up, confused, and there'll be one of those typical aftermath "OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE" scenes. He'll wander into the forest, and eventually meet a woodsman who will kindly treat his wounds and take the boy under his wing, and probably help him learn to control his power.
What's probably going to happen after the flashback is a scene in which Itch gets saved from death by some sort of forest beast. The wizard will torch said beast, and some douche will be there to see it, and most likely run and scream to the locals, resulting in what will lead to the wizard being burned at the stake. Fun!
Tell me what you think if you actually read this. Really, any input would be appreciated, as I'm trying to have the story down BEFORE i start drawing this time around.
Until next time,
- Maxburg out.