Emperor Vergeron has been designated as the "villain" in a fantasy epic and knows it. What aggravates him to no end is that his arch-nemesis Caleb the Star-touched and his allies have been designated as the "heroes". This despite the fact that Caleb himself is a spoiled brat who sees the world as his own personal playground and anyone who won't do things [U]his[U] way as vile and treacherous obstacles in the way of his glorious destiny while the rest of his cohorts either too blinded by religious belief to notice the dark side to their "chosen one", know the truth but are so opportunistic they don't care as long as there they gain something from his rise to power, or know the truth but have fatalistically given in to the inevitable however much they dislike it.
Meanwhile the reign of Vergeron been a golden age compared to the old order his predecessors crushed and which the religious zealots who gather around Caleb seek to revive.But none of that matters, because Caleb is the "hero", and the "hero" always wins. That is how the Storyteller tells it, and that is how it shall be. But no matter what, Emperor Vergeron is not going to let that victory come easy. He and those still loyal to him are going to make those star-touched fools have to struggle for every territory they manage to take while he curses the Storyteller the whole time. Because in the end, that is all he can do.
That is what I have so far in terms of an idea. What do you think?
edited 6th Apr '12 8:04:28 AM by goldenerasuburb