Loosely based on the story of Orpheus in Greek mythology (I suspect many of you already know it), who is an incredible musician (being the son of Apollo and one of the Muses.) Basically it starts with his fiance getting bitten by a snake and dying. (Yes I know I said my next one was going to be happy…) A few months later, Apollo steps in and tells him stop bumming everyone out with his depressing music, even if that means going down to the underworld to try and bring her back out again.
So although this one is character locked to a degree, unlike Oedipus, this one is gender choice. (You can choose your partner’s gender, but you do have to have a RO for the story.) You will meet a variety of gods, shades and creatures along the way as you attempt to get yourself and your partner out alive.
I’m not sure if I like the title. It might get changed at some point unless it grows on me. Suggestions?
- Walking the lands of the dead (Original title.)
- M. Orpheus
Current posted wordcount 15th July: ~56k words