It's been a while since I've read something that's stuck this much of a chord with me. It's truly beautiful and inspiring. As well as the plot hooks you have at the end, there are others contained in the fabric of the sub, particularly the Howling Gorge and Krakens Rest.
Thank you for creating something so beautiful and as val said; hazardous. Go to Comment
Light is good for you - and there can be too much of a good thing as well. :)
I picture the sun setting on the sky, the light failing to dim a single bit in this area. The temperature will probably even out at some point, but the area may become a desert indeed... with some very wild weather around.
The magus can be easily a priest, which would complicate things further. Perhaps the god of Light wishes to impart a lesson, perhaps he just doesn't care.
Traveling through a hellish landscape, the heroes would have to protect a shadowy creature, not knowing how dark it really is. When all is said and done, will it go its own way, stay around to cause havoc, or turn on them when they are vulnerable?
I've /always/ hated the 'Light is Good, Darkness is Evil' trope.
And if he dies and takes the darkness with him? I suppose you might treat whatever deity has his soul to filter the darkness and return it, or go on an Orpheus-like quest to find his shade and drain the shadows of it. Most likely, though, it would be a place cursed to daylight eternal. Go to Comment
It will, undoubtedly, even out eventually; when it reaches an equilibrium between heat bleeding off into the surrounding region and heat generation within the area. It will most likely be a rather nasty magic desert, though. And yes, some very wild weather indeed; an immovable high pressure bubble that just fluxes around the edges would be quite the disruption for any weather patterns - and since weather is a chaotic system, there's no telling just how wildly the changes might propagate outward from the central point.
He could, indeed, be a priest; ever since I've been working on Kuramen, I tend to use mage to refer to any worker of magic, whether divine or arcane. I forget they're usually distinguished from each other... I suppose in that case, you might potentially need a powerful entity of the God of Darkness to look upon it and say 'Let There Be Night!' Go to Comment
Might make for an interesting quest to find out what had gone wrong; maybe some other magic is needed to restore the natural progression of day and night, or perhaps someone else needs to reuse the mage's ritual, and be killed at the moment of natural nightfall. Go to Comment
Darkness, in particular, will tend to overwhelm most people, but you are correct - even without the environmental impact, the perpetual light would eventually drive anyone living within the area completely mad, not to mention that for a while it'd likely also cause an increase in accidents, with a complete lack of shadows to help judge locations and distances. Go to Comment
A group of individuals* gather up and search for, "The rod of Lordly Might." Here's the catch, no just any individual is welcomed. There will be a meeting on sundown* in an old bar. As it is, a war is going on between the Eastern Front, and the Western Front. The bar/tavern is in the middle of both lands.
On the same night of the meeting, there's another meeting with the Red Rose (Eastern) and the Black rose (Western).
Once on the mission, there will be other individuals met and given information... there will not be an easy destiny, but nonetheless and adventure to remember.
I used INDIVIDUALS for the fact that you can be any species (just keep away from the elemental and supernatural creatures.). Here are some suggestions: Vampire/ress, Adhiel (Elf), Half-Adhiel (Half-Elf), Orc, Human, Half-Human...
Please do not be: Orc, Troll, Frost/Forest/Urban/Dessert Monsters, Giants, and Titans. Note that you can still be one, just preferably not one.
I used SUNDOWN for a realistic reason (Vamps, Giants, and others meet at night). You don't meet someone who works for the Eastern/Western Kings during the day. I expect some drunks, bar fights, and bloodshed in the story. Mild or no Language is acceptable (unless unexceptable by the MODS).