okay - if any of you have an idea as to a title my mind has gone blank - we may think of one as we go along. Fruitbat, if you have any more descriptive ideas on your character can you please let us know in guys and gals so we don't mess your player up we may even attempt to draw you
So it begins. Here's what will happen now. I'll try to put together a starting paragraph based on all of our notes so far. Once it is set you two can come in and continue the story, together we will create a prologue. Then we shall all write some kind of piece to bring our character into the game. Once that is done the board will be set and the game really begins.
Okay long post here. Name wise i have been thinking something along the lines of 'The Libary of (Whatever we call the planet):' Then maybe add a subtitle like 'the collector' or 'the mission of the 3' or 'An unlikely team' 'Stories Erupted' but to be honest i didn't end up giving it too much thought last night my mind was on the following.
These are ideas of background information, getting the finer details for the first paragraph: If you want to change anything now's the time:
Librarian on a mission to collect special ancient books crashes his ship pulls us out of the books to help him. The librarians must come from an amazing sounding planet.
Planet: giant Library Maybe Yrarbil or Brilyarr (both anagrams of library - open to ideas if these don’t work)
He has picked us up on other planets. From the amazing space stations of Kapetika Several fictional books of extreme rarity, one of a temperamental drawf on a doomed mission doomed to fail. (we can change the fate of his story) From his home world he brought the gothic book which he had been reading at the time of his departure as he attempted to write a ?thesis on fashion through ages and cultures. From the Planet Etrya he acquired many books on the history of elves from the ?Water Elves. (well, tree elves and wood elves seem rather common)
The Librarian Creatures of great knowledge – humanoid in form – rather fragile- not given to fighting – more to bartering and learning. Though they have the magic to pull characters out of books. There’s stronger librarians around who can do more then that, magicians maybe. They can pull any character out of any book, but if a book is made out of a Shamans tree (like the rare ones he is looking for) then these characters can change the flow of books. Lets say busa the clown is a normal character who can make changes in this fantasy real world but inside of other books his powers are limited.
Blacklighters-pirates – maybe those responsible for this librarian winding up crashing his ships. As the ship crashed the cargo hold got a hole in the side and books flew out all over the planet he was landing on. He had been arriving on this planet in search of another of his ancient special books – one about the shamans and how they made the books that are now becoming so rare. This is the book he was sent out to find, all the other books he found were secondary.
Backlighters – pirates of fortune, attacked the cargo ship in hope of finding valuables – made up of rebellious folk – a mixture of trolls, humanoids, elves, drawves, and any other creature we can think of. Young (teenagers) sort of a gang who is more out to get what they can not exactly a bloodthirsty troop – we may even enlist them to help us at some point – the troll (who the others had always looked on as a dimwit) could be the one to encourage the change in them to help us.
The Librarian called on one book to help him. The flight liners emergency handbook or something of that nature which all travelling Librarians have at the helm. As he is trying to do the spell he gets thrown aside his aim goes wrong and a pile of books gets hit. The ones he had been browsing. On top of that pile would be the one he had been writing his thesis on (fruitbats gothic book) also hitting the drawfs book, the book on elvish lore maybe the book with the magical clown and maybe a book full of ancient evil.
"Anyone who thinks this world is without magic hasn't been to a library." "Every Library is filled with endless paths of possibilities" "Libraries hold the keys to the universe" "Libraries are a pulsing vein of deliciousness, knowledge, the new worlds of fiction" "I was born in a library, in the fiction stacks."
a few quotes to do with libraries that i thought might be relevant. I like the top one as a line to put at the front of our story
A few random planet names: Thist, Tueckax, Aitemnorg, Krueri, Hithline
A few Title ideas( got a little carried away with the brainstorming)
The Memory of Secrets, Storms of Illusion, The Legacy of the Library, Slaves to the Story, Chained to the Pages, Bound to the Books, Turning the Pages, the Page Turner, The Academy of Stories, The Librarians Tales The Forgotten tale, The Library League, The Power of words, The Story of Ink, Written in Ink, written in Pencil, Legend of the Library, A world of Doors, Library of doors, Books can change the world, The Power of the pages, The Story of the stories.
Wow! What a lot of great ideas and thoughts so far! I like the name the Backlighters very much and the fact that they were the ones to cause the ship to crash. I am a little confused over the trolls. Are they are are friends or our enemies or are they too dimwitted to be either?? I don't mind either way, but I just wanted to get a clearer idea in my head. I was half joking about the gothic book, but I can still work with that. It will be appropriate for my character anyway. I agree with James about the title of 'Written in Ink' - I like that one very much. I was also working with the idea of 'Indelible Words'/ 'Enduring Knowledge'/ 'Forever Written' but I think 'Written in Ink' is better. All good so far!
Didn't realise you were kidding James - we'll see how it goes The clown may show up he may not. As for the trolls I'm not sure about them either. in my mind they are another group who , like every other culture, has good guys, bad guys, smart guys thick guys, but are generally seen to be slow and dim - a prejudice - they can be as smart and clever as anyone else Just a theory though
Okay guys. In a sec i will upload the first section. Here's what to do: either decide between you who writes the next bit or both write a bit and decide which is more fitting and upload that, then who ever hasn't got a piece up yet also writes a bit. The rules here are simple:
1) keep the story board free of notes and ideas - only place the story in there. 2) Be confident - don't let waste a good idea because you do not know what the others will think - this is your story as much as ours. 3) If you want to expand on the knowledge of the world fill in other sections - lands, characters - background knowledge makes it easier for us to keep the story coherent. 4) from here on in we take it in turns to add to the story - not necessarily in any order after the prologue - go with what seems natural. 5) When struggling with one section we can all arrange to get online at the same time and debate it
main idea is to work together listen to each others ideas and not be afraid to share our own - on that note if you go into the guys and gals section I've uploaded (or will in a min) more information on the librarian from my point of view - feel free to dispute or change it.
Really like it! Also love the tweaked clown drawing! I'm more than happy to go in whatever order. I hastily knocked up a possible next paragraph just for consideration. I'm offline for an hour or so but I'll be online later hopefully.
A maelstrom of silver accented darkness swirled around the librarian's mind. He wrestled with the words needed to describe the thoughts in his head. Time passed unheeded. The countdown reached zero. The only movement on-board was the blinking of Tegraine's two lower eyes.
The ship continued its unguided flight towards Khula. The image of the planet began to rapidly fill the view-screen.
The silent vessel went unnoticed by the planet's occupants, but the strange behaviour drew more predatory attention.
The lurching shock of a hull breach dragged Tegraine back into the here and now. He hastily pulled up his dislodged hood, to cover the distracting images coming from his third eye. He struggled to form his panicked thoughts into a physical response. The harsh alarms and sensor readouts woke Ahura's program from standby mode. Within less than a breath's span the ships shields were up, and a safety web had secured Tegraine's shocked body to his seat.
Hi, I have read the story suggested so far and really like it. Although this is the first time I have attempted to write in this genre, I am formulating my response for the next bit of the story and hope to post it in a few hours when I return home again. Sorry, I keep running out of time. Great so far. I like the characters, especially the professor, his unusual name and the fact that he has a third eye. Will return with a suggestion for the next paragraph later.