EXERCISE Plot Challenge: The Eleven Pieces of the Gate of Bones

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Diana, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. PLOT CHALLENGE

    Plot challenges are designed to help you think quick and be inspired. We often play this game in the cbox, shouting out random words or phrases and see what ideas first pop in to people's heads.

    To Participate: THINK FAST. Don't waste any time. The first idea(s) that comes to mind, write it down and post it!

    NOTE: If you decide to borrow someone's concept for a roleplay, make sure you give credit.

    Challenge Phrase
    The Eleven Pieces of the Gate of Bones
     
  2. Necromancy hasn't been seen since the Gate of Bones, the passage into Mercul's gloomy underworld, was shattered in the Godless Times, when the Gods's Avatars walked on Arth. But now it's starting to reappear. Slowly, sinister, hiding in the shadows. An expedition into the Hall of Passages, that dangerous, primal place that holds the gateways into the Gods' realms, yields only one survivor, and a message delivered on a deathbed; The Gate of Bones is nearly rebuilt.

    Eleven pieces have been returned to their places, and the Keystone is all that remains. The mages and prophets of the Kingdom of Raistlin cannot come up with a solution. But at midnight, the Hour of the Dead, Mercul himself speaks to a young man, a stripling. Ouras Linn must find and destroy the Skull of Graus....or the Dead will be unleashed on the Living World.
     
  3. Last time the Gate Of Bones was assembled properly, the world was mostly taken over. The emperor still reigns to this day, but thanks to some ill-timed treachery on the part of his resurrected wife, the gate has been shattered and scattered across the land. Completing it allows a path for the living to walk among the dead. A chance to revive loved ones, something once thought impossible...it allows access to the highest possible necromantic magic, and that is how the emperor took over the world. He seeks the gate to bring his beloved back (again..), after she was killed by those she helped. Others also wish to see their loved ones..some seek a new form. And some seek the end of all that is.