I've come up with the basic plot a few nights ago, and I'm not sure if this idea could fly (and I'm planning to make this story into a webnovel once I find some free time). It's still in the midst of brainstorming, the final product may have some of these elements below changed or removed.
The story has elements of Norse mythology, but all the names of the gods are changed in my story, as well as having Alternate Character Interpretation
and additional roles out of the ones in the original myths. It is set in the early 2000s in the earlier portions where the main character comes from. In the alternate fantasy world, it's more late 18th/19th century in its social infrastructure and technological advancements, though there are some aspects from the medieval times that surfaced in this world. Yeah, I guess that I'm fascinated with the life in the early 18th/19th century, with a little Nordic feel as to the mythology that the story is inspired in.
Basically, I have to say that it starts out as a Cliché Storm
, but I'm planning to subvert many of them as the story goes (yeah, you could say that I'm a big fan of Last Scenario
and Exit Fate
) the story starts with a typical set-up of a Trapped in Another World
scenario, except that the person in question turned out to be a housewife somewhere in her thirties. She found an old book while cleaning up the storeroom one day and you know what happens next once she takes a look at it. She did say that she's yearning for adventure just like the knights in shining armour in the stories she reads to her son at bedtimes (I Just Want to Be Special
), doing household chores day after day, as well as taking care of her eight year old son.
Back to the story, the housewife fell into the new world, interrupting some sort of important ceremony, which got her into big trouble. Fortunately, a knight present in the ceremony saved the daylight out of her. Being a manipulative figure he is, he thought up of the most unlikely idea that was ever known to the people of his world, telling everyone that she is the hero the people are looking for to win a war against another nation, despite the housewife looking more like a maid in appearance. You might wonder how these people are convinced at taking the knight's words at full value (not everyone is convinced though, with their traditions unable to accept a maid, let alone a grown woman who isn't a virgin taking the shots), but an explanation of it will be revealed later. There was nothing the knight can undo after saving the housewife's life, so she's forced to be a hero in front of these people...
The first task she did was to assault the vampire forces. (I'm not going to use the word vampire in the final version, it's just a standhold name until I find an alternative) There are more characters joining our heroine and knight as she goes along, but until then I'll reveal their identities in another post if anyone is interested.
Okay, about that knight I've been mentioning earlier on, he is a known figure in some sort of society, and his people of the society he is in are known for worshiping a trickster god. (I think you know who I'm referring to in Norse mythology, but under a different name in my story. In the fantasy world, each major places worship a god/goddess and has aspects/powers of that god or goddess) As such, he is seen to be a cunning fellow and god knows what his goals and motivations are.
I'll explain more of the fantasy elements another time. Of course, the different beings in Norse mythology will appear (aside from the vampires mentioned earlier.) Haven't thought of names for the main characters yet, so it might be helpful if anyone can suggest meaningful names for them. I'm still planning how the story will go, so it would be helpful if anyone can respond whether my idea can pass, and suggesting good ideas on the way?
edited 25th Nov '11 6:55:18 AM by MrHollowRabbit