Hi folks I’m currently working on a title right now and need a bit of help. Since I don’t have a demo up I am not making a page but I need a bit of help with a few things.
Currently I have almost all of the characters established except for the last 4. 2 High Elves and 2 Dark Elves.
A very brief history of their ancestral origin to help clarity of what I need:
Story points - Slight spoilers technically
After the planet was created by the Gods, they created the first Angels. The Angels were their most beautiful creations and were given the land as their home. Eventually the Angels developed emotions due to having a “true soul” (a bit of the Gods as animation). These emotions varied throughout all the Angels and caused them to have a sort sentience outside of their blind obedience to the Gods. When the Gods learned of this, rather than be upset, they were both happy and curious about their children’s newly formed emotions. They hadn’t programmed them to feel anything other than love and so the fact that they had developed new separate emotions was interesting to them. They, born entirely from that curiosity and free of any malice or ill intent, ripped the emotions from the Angels and cast them back to the earth. At this point, the Angels were now considered and newly dubbed as “Fallen Angels”, each only maintaining the emotion they held most strongly to.
The Gods, taking these new and varied emotions and sought to create new Angels. Stripping the positive emotions from the negative, they created the new and current Angels while their brief contact with the negative and discarded emotions accidentally created Demons. Discarding the demons to the depths of the Pitts of their realm, they focused squarely on their new Angels, charging them to go to the earth and help form dominion over it.
The Angels, fueled by their varied forms of love as well as the fragments of true soul, wished to create life of their own. They, in their infantile state, created a large tree filled with “mana” (the innate essence of all creatures grown and stimulated by true soul). The tree immediately began to bear fruit and that fruit was dense with mana.
Seeing that there was no one to enjoy their fruit, the Angels chose to create their own child similar to how the Gods created them. Forming them out of the woods surrounding their “Tree of Life”, the Angels created the first sentient mortals: Elves.
The Elves were innocent and childlike creatures that frollicked in the woods happy. When told to eat from the tree, those that did were turned into beautiful Elven creatures. They stood several feet taller than before and were conscious of themselves and the world around them. While they lost their childlike innocence, they grew even more devoted to their own, the Gods and Angels, and the earth itself.
Seeing this and brimming with anger, Envy, one of the fallen angels, wished to take the happiness away from the Elves, and by extension the Angels and the Gods as a whole. As such, he made his way into the woods areas under the dead of night and whispered many things into the young Elves’ ear. He told one elf that he must bring an offering to the tree from his closest friend without their knowing. He told another group of Elves that they must make love with one another in front of the tree to receive it’s blessing, while another was told that his brother would steal his blessing and that he had to stop him.
As can be imagined, when they all followed the Fallen Angel’s advice, they did not achieve the same pure state when they ate from the tree. No, their hearts, so darkened and corrupted by sin, caused them to become separate creatures entirely. Their skin turned a dark shade of the night and their hair became stark white. While they maintained their immense beauty, it was an entrancing dangerous beauty. They had become Dark Elves, the antithesis to their High brethren.
When the Angels had learned of this, they, with the same love yet slight mix of disappointment, they cast the Dark Elves into the “Abyss” (the bottom of the earth), stating that that would be their home. They then, once learning of Envy’s machinations, sought to kill the Fallen Angel and remove him from their forest. And while they couldn’t, his power matching their own, they were able to force him down into the Abyss as well.
The High and the Dark Elves are virtually the same in every way except a few. While the High Elves are generally good and loyal to the tree and each other, the Dark Elves are generally evil and seek to own the tree for themselves, being willing to murder one another to do it. In terms of magical powers and abilities, they are equal with the High Elves focusing on healing and protection, while the Dark Elves focus on poisons and killing.
TL;DR :: Elves were given a magic tree. Good Elves that ate it would become High Elves. Bad Elves that ate it would become Dark Elves.
What I need help with is coming up with suitable names for all four of them.
Here’s a bit of info on each character:
High Elf (M) - Bi : Bold and brash. Sees Elves as the greatest race and is resentful of the Humans. He is a an expert archer as well as mage user.
High Elf (F) - Bi : Reserved and easily frightened. Is afraid of hurting others and chooses to enjoy her woods and home. She is an expert as a mage.
Dark Elf (F) - Bi : Arrogant and condescending. Sees all others as her lesser and seeks to rule the Abyss before attacking the Elves and taking the Tree of Life. She is an expert “Corrupter” (user in dark magic that burns at the essence of the user and their victim)
Dark Elf (M) - Het : Cunning and Patient. He seeks to find a way to acquire the powers of the Tree of Life for himself to rule over the world and to (spoilers) become a God himself. He is an expert in corruption magic and assassinations
Please let me know:
A. What are some good names for either group or each character
B. What your thoughts of that part of the story so far.
I kept it specific to the Elves since that is what I need help with but if people are interested in any other part I’d be happy to share