Children of the Gods (Important poll #12306)

heroic-fantasy
nonbinary-inclusive
gender-choice
young-adult-fiction

#11882

King Arthur would be a good one. Beowulf would be nice as well!


#11883

As interesting as it sounds, King Arthur really doesn’t fit as well (assuming that we’re going by traditional mythology). I’m pretty sure he died older than 17/18, and it would require him dying by Mordred’s hand (who, as I understand it, was his illegitimate son, if not a child of incest). Any other sort of founding myth would be cool, though.


#11884

It would be cool to see some folktales from the book one thousand and one nights, my personal favorite would be Aladdin’s wonderful lamp kinda have the MC be Aladdin and the sorcerer be the bestower or switch them around , another folktale from the book that could also work would be The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor


#11885

Nominates the MC being part of the Mahabharata as someone important to either family like what happened in the first flashback


#11886

Oh my God that is exactly what I want.

I’d love to see MC as Draupadi to be honest.


#11887

That’d be interesting too :~) Honestly, I’m less interested in something like Romeo and Juliet that’s so overtly romanticized. But! I do like the idea of being smth like a cult influencer, or whatever, I’ve always been interested in that. Or someone important frm a period in literary history! Especially Postcolonialism.
I love, love the idea of there being a religious facet, though, so anything of the sort at all, TBH.


#11888

It would but then I guess we’d be Grendel only to be slain by Aeson’s Beowulf. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#11889

I’d really like to explore tales from non-European civilizations. I’m not very interested in stories that have been popularized to saturation point, like Romeo and Juliet, and I’d rather explore different cultural and social settings that don’t have a very strong presence in mainstream Western media. Imo the Mahabharata is probably one of the most powerful epics in history which includes topics which are considered controversial even today.


#11890

Maybe some Aztec or Inca myths?


#11891

You know how cruel and sanguine the Aztecs were right? I mean they had their own soccer league played with the skulls of their enemies.
Still I suppose we could be a native only to be killed by Aeson as a conquistador, how’s that for you? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#11892

Or the MC as the Conquistador and Aeson the native?


#11893

Aeson seems to always hold the stronger position on the social ladder and in the wealth and power dynamics though. Likely the Bearer is always cursed to have to “grin and bear it” and be the “underdog”.


#11894

What happened between the Aztecs and the Spanish was horrible–I’d rather that not be a flashback lmao. I feel like by making MC and Aeson either a native or conquistador would be romantizing what happened there…
I mean, as a player that would make me, personally, uncomfortable. I don’t want a Pocahontas situation but with the Aztecs.


#11895

You seem to have this odd fascination with him killing you and being better to spite you, even when Rohie said he values others more than himself.

Well it’d save mama Grendel at the least.


#11896

Hehehehehehehe I see what you did there. The Bearer has to ‘bear with it’. That’s comedy gold right there.


#11897

As a Spanish person right here…yep, I would not like to see it in this context where is one of our past lives.
We must talk about these topics even if they are uncomfortable or horrible so we don’t forget what was done and what we did (as Spanish, I mean, at least personally), but it has to be from a place of criticism (for colonialists) and respect (for those affected) and not fiction, because the things that happened to these people (and still happen) were/are very much real, painfull, irreversible, and deserve as much consideration, not just angst or plot for fiction.

(If I said something incorrect or offensive or I talked over, please do tell me.)


#11898

Perhaps we’ll have to deal with Vlad Dracul?


#11899

Small update: I’ll be sending out the beta draft to my testers tomorrow, if all goes well!


#11900

Yes, it was all terribly sanguine, then that goes for most of pre-modern history and we are living in an unusually peaceful time right now.
That said, ancient China always appeals to me (though with the bearer’s rotten luck they’d probably be a eunuch or something). There’s also ancient Russia and its colourful mythology, I mean I’d like to see “auntie” Athena moonlighting as Baba Yaga, eh? :sweat_smile:

That said had the Aztecs somehow managed to win, well their own history shows what they would have been bloody capable of doing.
While colonialism of course inflicted more than its share of horrors what killed more native South Americans initially were imported diseases.


#11901

Persephone is my bae… Has always been my favourite Goddess ;_;