After having fled his father, our main character finds that he has just narrowly missed death. Intending to live off the land, he finds that the land is dying all around him, with no appearant place of refuge.
We are fleeing Death. It is all around us. In the midst of despair, we find hope. Black, hopeless hope.
According to the project guidelines, this is the story of a person who starts out very low in life. Johnny gets an incredible break. He turns his life around, affects those around him, and has the chance to change the course of life in a human city and an elven tribe. But will he throw it all away for revenge?
A Treatise on the Damnation of a Soul and its effects on Society at Large: Or, A Tale of Madness and Pride
While waiting for the rest of my family to show up, the management of Blue Pines fell upon my shoulders. I find that my daughter's heart has been stolen away. My wife was attacked by ghosts. And my son has spoiled like everything else in this cursed land. We flee south and east as far as we can, fleeing the source of desecration, only to be turned north again. Unwillingly.
Our hero finds himself in a bind, looses himself, and decides to use his captors, while allowing them to think they are using him.
WHOOHOO!!! A Mod's Choice!!! I am so excited. Thank you for the Golden Phoenix Feather, Moderators! I started with a simple sentence: 'The land was green' one day on my lunch break at work. When I got the Wyvern Project 5 invitation, I knew this was the story to use. But, I needed more of a back-story, a prologue of sorts. This is it. This is why we needed to find a land that was green, and why ours wasn't green anymore.
Although not delineated fully in the story, the Great Tree is symbolic, to the people of White Oak, of their prosperity. Much of the town revelry and celebrations took place there. To find it dead is a blow to their own self image.
I fled home with my family. Now I had a village, and my family was scattered all around me. I put on my father's armor, which chilled my heart, to seek out my daughter, who may or may not be in trouble. I finally find her and Edgar, Edgar and her. Them. Oh, and I get to witness the destruction of another town.
Fleeing my father, and the destruction of Gayat, we run into a small village with a big problem: a dreamer.
Willy goes exploring and gets singed. Don't forget, curiosity killed the Cat.