So Mooglegirl and I have been talking about developing a complex, intricate plot involving multiple characters and magic. What we've come up with so far involves a medieval world that is averse and even hostile to magic - it is viewed as dark and threatening. So we thought it would be interesting if there were a tucked away school devoted to the magical arts, and if all of our characters were students at the school and therefore ostracized by society at large. The nobility/ruling classes/monarchy are totally opposed to magic, frequently make laws curtailing it, perpetuate myths about its inherent evilness, and constantly attempt to bring down the school. So the king/lord/whatever ruling power we decide upon has done something horribly bad and a group of students embark on a quest to put him in his place, and in the process convince the outside world that magic isn't so bad. The king also has some spies planted in the group of students, so there's also some fun betrayal in there. Anyway, we haven't fleshed it all out yet, but we'd love to get other people involved. We haven't decided how magic works in the world (whether there are special disciplines/forms of magic, how the students are trained, what exactly the king is doing, etc.) but we just wanted to put feelers out to see if anyone was interested in developing characters and helping us develop the world a little bit. You could be one of the students, maybe the instructors at the school, members of the nobility/aristocracy/court, spies within the group, etc. Just let us know and we'd be happy to start working on this in more detail!