Since we’re kind of getting back into Battle of the Beings, and some are starting on new adventures, I feel like we should discuss it a bit more! Like, plotlines and everything.
The original one kind of fit into the whole blog thing. Beings left and the queen disappeared. But Pandora’s story features a kingdom where magic is forbidden, so I thought that that was interesting. I tried to add on to it in RA’s history, where there’s a civil war and a new royal line takes over. But I wanted to make a post to be able to identify everything with you guys so everything isn’t a jumbled mess of different subplots.
I can make a timeline later, but I think this is what’s going on:
The main, original plot of BotB was that after the queen left the beings became more agitated and began squabbling among themselves. Machine Lord and Raven Avelina particularly formed a rather nasty rivalry. After that, there were some sides taken and some individual powers formed.
Hence “Battle of the Beings”.
So here comes Pandora’s adventure plot — this is just my idea, and not the real canon (I suppose what really caused the magic ban can be up to you all!) — so maybe there’s a civil war and none of the beings prevail because many either simply lost, or didn’t want to be involved. Maybe a mortal takes over and begins his/her regime. Because the most powerful of the powerful (beings) either fled, were killed, or thrown in jail, there’s no one to stop them.
If you’ve seen The Legend of Korra, you know how Amon was able to rally the non-benders of Republic City. Basically, the same thing happens.
And then begins…a variety of new subplots.
- Busting several beings out of prison
- Assassinating the king and queen
- Hiding various magic users
But I think we all have to make sure all of our subplots are coordinated. We can do simple things that are random and such in stories and oneshots and roleplays, but if we all have an idea we really want to turn into a subplot, we should present it to each other so we all know what’s going on and we’re on the same page. We can even include each other in our individual adventure stories.
The main point is to be organized. I got really confused the whole time period thing and how others got here and how the plot changed a lot. I think it would be a lot more helpful to be able to keep up with each other.
- Main plot
- Introduce magic ban plot
- Introduce various subplots
- Make sure everything is organized and everyone can catch up
- Discuss other things in comments
I hope this makes sense! Please feel free to ask me to reiterate something.
Now, here comes the discussion in the comments.
What caused the ban on magic? What are other subplots that can be done? How can we introduce other characters? Etc, etc. Please let free anything you want to say.
Thank you for reading this entire lengthy post! 8D
(Also, the name of the royal family that rises to power! Sort of like how the Han Dynasty or Tudors had their names, you know? Or even like House Stark from Game of Thrones. I think most things involving the magic ban plot can be up to Pandora, though, as most credit goes to her.)
I (Panda) have an easy answer to the timeline problem. ^^
Q: How is the story set in 2012 if Mir is such a medieval-type city?
A: Maybe Mir is so cut off from the outside world that they haven’t advanced their technology and such as fast as the rest of the world has. There, a simple answer.