This story takes place in Henlan which means “Old Dirt” in the language of the ancient dwellers of the land. only four generations before you were born Henlan did not exist. What is currently a united kingdom made up of Barrons, Arls, Lords, Godimen and other nobility was dozens of separate Kingdoms. Then during your grandfathers’ lifetime one of these Kings, a hero named Ivarr gathered together and united each of these kingdoms under him. King Ivarr build up the kingdom of Henlan setting the framework for his son to lead it on to greater heights. Unfortunately when Ivarr’s son, called the Old King due to a religious custom where the deads’ names are not spoken until their sons declare that they have heard their own songs merge, died he had no legitimate sons to take his place on the throne and a succession war began. The four candidates were
Alexia the Hensdottr-The Old Kings eldest daughter
Jon the Younger- The Old Kings eldest child a bastard son
Arn the Ancient-The Old Kings mothers brother
Rurik the Waraxe- Brother to the Old King
On the day the war is decided you are born. The prologue consists of two parts, both establishing part of your character. One part is from the perspective of your father at the battle where he inadvertently turns the tide of the war in favor of whichever monarch he chose. The other part is from your mother’s perspective leading up to giving birth to you. A major theme of this game is inheritance and the prologue serves to set up what form of inheritance your character will receive from your parents. The rest of the game follows the life of your character in this kingdom. You aren’t some chosen one, you aren’t an ubermensch. Your character is fighting to make something of themselves. I’m halfway through the prologue and hopefully should be able to post something up in a week or less. What do you all think? What piques your interest? What tips can you give? What more would you like to know? What would you like to see included?