(Original post by Jayk Bakner)
The Raider's Dream
Fantasy/Action & Adventure
Firefly/Serenity, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Wheel of Time
I also pulled one idea from Prison Break...though that hasn't come into play yet
An original fantasy setting which I made actualy made up about 4 years ago for a roleplaying game that never happened. The world itself has four major cultures - one that have many things in common with European/American culture at the moment, one that is basically just a badly disguised Russian culture (
), an oriental culture, and one inspired by the African and Islamic cultures. The whole thing is set basically where the four cultures meet in a huge group of islands in the middle of what I've named the Marlyth Ocean. Basically, it's a very diverse setting! The countries I've used so far are:
Pretty much equates to Great Britain in terms of culture and attitudes, with a few different laws thrown in for good measure. Roughly the size of Ireland.
I've taken all the bad, bad things about America and Britain, and concentrated them into this country. Roughly the size of Great Britain and Ireland as a whole.
Huge country, in the Islam/African culture. Generally people from this country are enormous
. Roughly four times the size of the UK.
A country that is currently split down the middle due to a war with Targand. About the size of Madagascar.
Part of the Russian culture; roughly the size of Texas.
Also part of the Russian culture, although not as prominent as Vatheria. Relatively small, about the size of Scotland.
There is Magic (always with a capital 'M'), and the technology level is roughly correspondant to that of about the late 19th century in the real world.
Protagonists (i.e. the people whose perspective I write from):
Captain Jacob 'Jake' Vance:
Captain of the eponymous ship, The Raider's Dream. Is an easy-going guy, really; and shockingly enough, he was very little real sailing knowledge - a cunning device so that I didn't have to learn too much about sailing
- even though he captains a Freelancing vessel. The boat was a gift from his father, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances when he was four years old. He comes Tu'un, specifically from the city of Port Racania.
The Weather Jack (a person who uses Magic to manipulate the weather) of The Raider's Dream. She's a proffesional Mage, and also hails from Port Racania. Her parents died when she was fourteen, and her and her brother have been looking after themselves since then. Jake fancies the crap out of her, and she's not sure whether the feeling is mutual.
Lieutenant Commander Anthol Thrage:
A high ranking member of the navy of a country called Targand. If I go into any more depth, I'll give away the story
First Hand of the Port Racania chapter of the Twisted Leopards guild, a Tu'unth crime syndicate that hires freelancers such as Jake Vance to smuggle less-than-legal cargo from place to place. Jake owes him a favour, since he failed to pull of a job in the past for the man.
I'll stick in a plot summary once I can actually get it down to less than a billion words