Okay, here's my concept.
In the empire of Vistoria (think Industrial Revolution Britain but with Magitek
), magic is a science, based on the manipulation of an elementary particle called a materion
that is present in everything. Thanks to a combination of magic and technology, society has advanced rapidly, with the typical Vistorian having a 19th to early 20th century standard of life.
Among the many wonders of the Empire is a massive city dedicated to learning and the advancement of magic and technology. This city is Sicaresia, and its Grand Academy is the most prestigious institution in the land.*
Mikhail Solaris is sent to the Grand Academy to prepare him for life as heir to the Solaris shipping empire. On his first day there, he runs into a strange, white-haired boy named Gabriel Lucian Elcarios. Mikhail attempts to talk to the boy, who seems friendly enough if a bit distant. As the two boys go through the triumphs and tribulations of learning in Sicaresia, they quickly become friends— and in time, their relationship becomes something more.
What Mikhail doesn't know is that Gabriel is part of a group that seeks something at the Grand Academy, and that by the bonds they share Mikhail would soon be drawn into a labyrinth of forbidden mysteries, ancient plots and long-lost magic within Sicaresia— a maze of plots within plots that hides a secret that would shake the very foundations of the world.
edited 2nd Apr '13 10:56:52 AM by Icarael